Events

Ilya Yakushev

November 23, 2021 7:00 pm

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, pianist Ilya Yakushev moved to NYC to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied under legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition, Ilya’s notable recent performances include Millikin-Decatur Symphony, Pachuca Philharmonic, Fairfield County Orchestra, St. Petersburg Governor’s Orchestra, and Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman

December 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Just released by Stanford University Press, Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman’s Biomedical Empire: Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic expounds on the dangers of the “medical industrial complex.” Dr. Katz Rothman shows that biomedicine has the key elements of an imperial power: economic leverage, the faith of its citizens, and governmental rule. Read More

View Puffin’s Virtual Gallery Archive

Visit our Gallery Archive features select images from our exhibitions in the last few years. View now! (image by Rachel Banai) Share this Read More

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Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Joshua M. Greene

November 7, 2021 4:00 pm

Joshua M. Greene’s Unstoppable tells the story of Siggi B. Wilzig’s astonishing journey from Auschwitz survivor and penniless immigrant to Wall Street legend. After surviving beatings, death marches, and near starvation, Wilzig was freed from camp Mauthausen to work for the US Army hunting Nazis, a service that earned him Read More

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Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Eyal Press

October 3, 2021 4:00 pm

Dr. Joe Chuman interviews Eyal Press, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Type Media Center, and the author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Press presents a paradigm-shifting view of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who Read More

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Carol Crittenden

October 2, 2021 8:00 pm

Singer/songwriter, Carol Crittenden will perform selections from her repertoire that are musically inspired and socially conscious. Known for her sweet soaring vocals, she’ll be sharing her original indie folk-inspired melodic tunes and a few familiar covers, including some Celtic music. Carol is a life-long working performer and she is lead singer for Read More

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Fernando Otero’s “Music from Buenos Aires”

September 18, 2021 8:00 pm

Musicians Fernando Otero (piano, compositions) and Maria Brodskaya (violin, vocals) present a selection of solos and violin-piano duets that reflect Fernando’s style in melodic, harmonic, rhythmical language, and his Argentinian roots. Their music evokes sensibilities of classical contemporary chamber music that melds ever-evolving swirls of improvisation and spontaneous creation. Free on YouTube. Read More

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Grieg & Tchaikovsky by Pianist Kariné Poghosyan

September 12, 2021 4:00 pm

Puffin’s Classical Sundays concert series is back with pianist Kariné Poghosyan performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, op.16 ( trans.solo piano), and Peter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1 in B-flat Minor (trans.solo piano). Since the pandemic, Kariné Poghosyan has gone from performing sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall to launching Read More

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Guthrie’s Ghost, Live from Beacon!

September 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Gutherie’s Ghost formed in 2012 which marked 100 years of Woody Guthrie’s life. The band consists of Fred Gillen Jr., Steve Kirkman, Amy Fradon, Jacob Bernz, and David Bernz. The musicians bring familiar songs to new ears and new tunes to elder ones. Their repertoire features new and old musical Read More

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Panel Discussion: Environmental Policy and Advocacy

June 8, 2021 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum and Teaneck Creek Conservancy present an in-depth discussion of environmental policy and advocacy efforts in Teaneck, the State of NJ, and across the nation. The panel discussion features Matt Smith, the NJ Director of Food and Water Watch; Paula Rogovin, Educator, author and activist from Teaneck; Read More

Ching-Yun Hu

June 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu performs a personally selected program of music from her latest concert repertoire live from Philadelphia. Hailed by Philadelphia Inquirer as “first class talent” and International Piano Magazine (London) claims that “praises follow her around the world“, Taiwanese-American pianist, Ching-Yun Hu, is recognized and acclaimed worldwide for her dazzling Read More

Puffin Open Mic Livestream!

June 5, 2021 12:00 pm

We’re setting up an outdoor stage in our parking lot for YOU to perform live! The stage is open to all disciplines of performance art including all musical genres, poetry, dance, theater, and more. Audience is invited to join us online via the Facebook livestream. Join us in celebrating the Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Donut King

May 19, 2021 7:00 pm

The Donut King is Ted Ngoy’s rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975, and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ngoy sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the Read More

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, Live from Mexico!

May 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Since the release of her film, When Voices Meet, Sharon Katz has taken her message of peace and activism across the US and beyond through her project Transcending Barriers. She’s done work in Tijuana, Mexico where she has partnered with Promotora de las Bellas Artes (PBA) to conduct yearly programs on both sides of Read More

Improv Comedy Workshop (date updated)

May 12, 2021 7:00 pm

The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Amanda has trained improvisation and sketch writing at the PIT and Magnet Theater Read More

The 2021 Clara Lemlich Awards

May 10, 2021 6:00 pm

If you missed it you can watch the 2021 award recording from May 10th below! A project of Labor Arts, the Clara Lemlich Awards for Social Activism recognize living legends, women no younger than 80 who have made tremendous contributions through their social, cultural, and political activism. Puffin salutes these Read More

Pedro Giraudo Quartet

May 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Latin Grammy Award winner, bassist, and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his tango quartet to Puffin. They will perform a program representing contemporary tango including its roots in the traditional orquesta típica, tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and today’s sound that respects the past and looks to the future. Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Philly D.A.

April 7, 2021 7:00 pm

In 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long-shot Read More

April Improv Comedy Workshop (Date Updated)

April 8, 2021 7:00 pm

April’s workshop is on THURSDAY April 8th due to an event conflict. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Amanda Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Coded Bias

March 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned Read More

First Wednesdays Improv Comedy Workshop (March)

March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Introducing our new improv workshop held on the first Wednesday of each month. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Mr. SOUL!

February 17, 2021 7:00 pm

Join us for our 2021 series of films presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required. In 1968, producer Read More

First Wednesdays Improv Comedy Workshop (February)

February 3, 2021 7:00 pm

Introducing our new improv workshop held on the first Wednesday of each month. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Read More

Improv Comedy Workshop

January 20, 2021 7:00 pm

Free on Zoom NOT Facebook Email to sign up A unique program of improv scene work, and games for both beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills, the Improv Comedy Workshop will be led by your improv master, Amanda Leifer. She has trained improvisation and sketch writing Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: 9to5 The Story of a Movement

January 13, 2021 7:00 pm

Join us for our 2021 series of films presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required. The latest film Read More

Puffin Presents Desmond Meade

January 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Free on Facebook Live. Click “Buy Tickets” above to RSVP Watch Live on here January 4th Desmond Meade is the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions. Read More

Eddie Allen & Friends

December 23, 2020 7:00 pm

A special ensemble brought together by trumpeter, composer, arranger, and author Eddie Allen. The trio of musicians presents an online performance of jazz including familiar jazz tunes, and original compositions. Eddie has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Read More

Afro-Semitic Experience

December 5, 2020 8:00 pm

An American roots band merging Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, the Afro-Semitic Experience promotes core concepts of ase and shalom – power, action, unity, and peace. As legendary jazz critic, Nat Hentoff wrote “. . . never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and Read More

Emilio Teubal and Pablo Lanougere

December 2, 2020 7:00 pm

Piantist Emilio Teubal performs music from his latest record “Tides” released in the Summer of 2020 by New Focus Recordings, plus new compositions conceived during and inspired by the Covid19 crisis. Joining Emilio is Argentine bassist Pablo Lanouguere. Emilio Teubal has recorded over 20 albums including the 2018 Latin Grammy Read More

Teaneck International Film Festival 11/12-11/25

November 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Activism: Making Change. That’s what TIFF is about. The Teaneck International Film Festival is here and this year it’s all virtual! Join TIFF November 12 – 25 for two weeks of unforgettable films and talkbacks from the most comfortable seat in the house. Just $5/film or $35/All Access Pass. For Read More

Puffin Camera Club Virtual Exhibition

June 22, 2020 3:00 pm

We’re pleased to announce the Puffin Camera Club’s 17th annual exhibition In Corona Times. View their virtual gallery here!   (Photo by Rachel Banai) Share this Read More

Conversations, 2020 Online Exhibition

We’re pleased to share our exhibition from February, Conversations, 2020. View their virtual gallery here! Photo credit: Here I Stand [Kaepernick] by Imar Hutchins Share this Read More

Puffin Foundation Co-Sponsor Event: Dog Whistle Racism & More

October 14, 2020 7:30 pm

The Puffin Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of The Network for Responsible Public Policy’s event: Dog Whistle Racism, Race-Class Fusion Politics, and Our Future October 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Over the last half-century, the Republican Party has exploited social divisions—and racism in particular—to win power, and then has ruled primarily Read More

Puffin Foundation Co-Sponsor Event: Understanding Systemic Racism

September 24, 2020 7:30 pm

The Puffin Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of The Network for Responsible Public Policy’s event. Understanding Systemic Racism and Challenges for Policy Change September 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Racism has been the underside of America throughout our history. The manner with which we have treated Racism has Read More

Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Women Political Activists

August 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series The Puffin Cultural Forum presents Sarah Seidman, the Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York and the curator for the ongoing exhibition Activist New York. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing Read More

NEW DATE: Folk Songs with Lil’ Rev

August 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun online sing and play-along led by ukulele folk musician Lil’ Rev. Song list will be picked by Lil Rev and made available to you with chords and lyrics so you can sing and play along (see below). Join in the performance or just enjoy as Read More

July Events Roundup!

Watch our virtual events anytime on Facebook. July 8 Dr. Chuman Interviews Sarah Posner, Author of “Unholy: Why Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump”   July 24 Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Environmental Activism   July 31 Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis of the Murders of Read More

Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis

July 31, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis of the Murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and subsequent Nationwide Protests. Dr. Zook, an award-winning journalist and professor at Hofstra University, takes a hard look at the facts and significance of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others, as well as the Read More

Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Environmental Activism

July 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Sarah Seidman is the Puffin Foundation Gallery Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York and the curator for the ongoing exhibition “Activist New York.” Sarah takes a look back Read More

Poetry for Justice, hosted by Toney Jackson

July 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Facebook Live Video: https://www.facebook.com/PuffinCulturalForum/videos/286839589067621/ Puffin’s Poetry MC Toney Jackson will host an evening spoken word and poetry that speaks to the continuing protests and outcry against of racial injustice. Evening features list of invited poets to respond and join in through poetic expressions. Free on Facebook Live. To RSVP click Read More

Dr. Joseph Chuman Interviews Author Sarah Posner

July 8, 2020 12:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series Dr. Chuman Interviews Sarah Posner, Author of “Unholy: Why Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump” Teaneck’s Dr. Joseph Chuman interviews author Sarah Posner on her latest book examining the unholy union of Trump and the evangelical right. Why did so many evangelicals turn out Read More

Daily Featured Art: Pernille Ørum

June 17, 2020 2:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Pernille Ørum Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. #Repost @pernilleoerum @BlackLivesMatter – I stand with them <3 I haven’t spoken out about #BLM and everything that’s been going on online Read More

From Our Video Archive: Ani Cordero

June 17, 2020 2:00 pm

May 19, 2017: Puerto Rican Singer/Songwriter/Activist Ani Cordero presents songs from her repertoire including re-imagined songs by Latin American songwriters from the turbulent “Nueva Cancion” era such as Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Chavela Vargas, and Atahualpa Yupanqui. Program includes music from “Querido Mundo”, an album of original protest and love Read More

Daily Featured Art: Nikkolas Smith’s Portrait of George Floyd

June 16, 2020 4:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Nikkolas Smith's portrait of George Floyd for @blklivesmatter Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. #repost @nikkolas_smith: "George Floyd’s life mattered. His killer, Derek Chauvin has just been arrested as he Read More

Daily Featured Art: Drew Sheneman “Demilitarize the police”

June 15, 2020 5:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Drew Sheneman "Demilitarize the police" Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. Drew's comics are featured in The Start Ledger. Visit his website drewsheneman.net @drewtoon #puffindailyfeaturedart #Repost #politicalcartoon A post shared Read More

Daily Featured Art: Michael D’Antuono’s “What Makes America Great”

June 11, 2020 12:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono What Makes America Great Oil on canvas 70″ x 46″ “America, also known as “The Great Melting Pot” was built by and benefited from the contributions of people of all colors and stripes. In the current socio-political climate, it’s more important than ever to understand that it’s our Read More

Daily Featured Art: Raymond Nat Turner’s “Shooting and looting…”

June 11, 2020 1:00 pm

Shooting and looting started: 400 years ago Shooting, looting, scalping, lynching, Raping, torturing their way across the continent—400 years ago— Colonial settler thugs launched this endless crimson tide rolling down on Today… Colonial settler thugs launched this endless crimson tide leaving in- visible yellow crime scene tape crisscrossing Tallahassee to Read More

From Our Video Archive: Luca Ciarla performs solOrchestra

June 10, 2020 3:00 pm

PCF Directors’ Note: Violinist Luca Ciarla came to the Puffin all the way from Italy with his unique blend of Italian folk fiddle and his loop pedal, together with the backdrop of musical landscapes. The program is entitled solOrchestra! and Luca’s Puffin performance is a delightful listen. September 28, 2018: Read More

Daily Featured Art: Elisabeth Frischauf’s “America Under Gun”

June 10, 2020 12:00 am

Elisabeth Frischauf America Under Gun Mixed media quilted flag This piece was part of our 2018 show “UnAmerica.” Visit Elizabeth’s  website, Facebook, and Instagram. Share this Read More

Daily Featured Art: Evan Schwartz’s “The Gladiator”

June 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Evan Schwartz The Gladiator Acrylic, paint marker, acetate, foamcore, wooden blocks, mixed media, and resin on canvas This piece is from our 2019 show “Measured Hate” View Evan’s website and Instagram. Share this Read More

Daily Featured Art: Kelly Burke’s “Don’t Lives Matter Flag”

June 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Kelly Burke Don’t Lives Matter Flag Acrylic on canvas “This US flag symbolizes lives lost due to gun violence. Alternating the stripes in orange and yellow symbolizes the colors we use to indicate safety (so that people don’t shoot you in the woods) and caution (once someone has already been Read More

Daily Featured Art: Iviva Olenick’s “Incantation”

June 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Iviva Olenick Incantation Beading, embroidery on fabric. “I exploit the (assumed) delicacy and domesticity of beading, embroidery and crochet to emphasize resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Textiles signify/serve as body and voice, filling in for bodies and voices absent from historical accounts; quietened/silenced in our daily lives; held aloft yet silent as Read More

Daily Featured Art: Chelsea Best’s “Screaming Stripes”

June 4, 2020 12:00 pm

Chelsea Best Screaming Stripes Watercolor on paper This piece is from out 2016 exhibit “Unnatural Election” curated by Andrea Arroyo. A selection of Chelsea’s works were displayed in her debut solo exhibit METAMORPHOSIS at Hub Seventeen in New York City, on view February 8 through March 31, 2019. She has also Read More

From Our Video Archive: Plucky Strum

June 3, 2020 4:00 pm

June 17, 2017: Plucky Strum weaves together intimate musical story lines that combine jazz, classical, Latin and pop music. Featuring guitarist Sheryl Bailey and bassist Harvie S, the all acoustic guitar and bass duo explores the joy of creative improvisation through lush harmonies, beautiful melodic lines, and captivating rhythms. Their Read More

Daily Featured Art: Kern Bruce’s “#unarmed”

June 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Kern Bruce #unarmed silk screen printed on canson paper, 2015 22″ x 15″ View more of Kern’s art on his Instagram. This piece is from our exhibition “Conversations, 2016.”   Share this Read More

#BlackOutTuesday

June 2, 2020 2:00 pm

Daily Featured Artwork will resume tomorrow on our website and social media. Share this Read More

Jeremy Lentz, Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival

June 24, 2020 12:00 pm

Jeremy Lentz shares insights and stories behind the scenes. Under Jeremy’s leadership, TIFF has been committed to the theme of “Activism: Making Change,” and has grown markedly year by year. In 2019 Lentz received the first Community Partner Award by The Links of Bergen County on top of accolades he Read More

N. Jamiyla Chisholm, Journalist from “Colorlines” Magazine

June 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Journalist and writer N. Jamiyla Chisholm, who oversees digital content creation at Barnard College, has written a series of articles for Colorlines Magazine on the disparate impact that the Coronavirus Pandemic has had on racial, ethnic minorities in the US. Multifaceted stories of how racism is affecting and unfolding in Read More

Daily Featured Art: Michael D’Antuono’s “The Talk”

June 1, 2020 12:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono The Talk Oil on canvas 54″ x 32″ “It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic Selma to Montgomery marches. Contrast that progress to 2014, which saw police officers in several cities killing unarmed African Americans without risk of indictment. I doubt that Dr. King would have Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Scott Sherman’s “Two Houses”

May 29, 2020 5:00 pm

Scott Sherman Two Houses Collage- Acrylic on Paper & Canvas 36 x 24 Inches Scott Sherman is a graduate of Bucknell University (BA) and Yale University (MFA in Drama). He is a self-trained, emerging artist, based in New York City. www.scottshermanstudio.com This piece is our 2019 exhibition “Measured Hate.” Share Read More

From Our Video Archive: Kristin Andreassen & Lauren Balthrop

May 28, 2020 5:00 pm

PCF Directors’ Note: Kristin and Lauren came to the Puffin very deep into their tour. The duo filled our gallery with warm harmonies and lyrical guitars. Another recording from our internal recordings that we didn’t think of making publicly available but a great listen on a quarantine afternoon. June 1, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Josephine Barreiro’s “El Toro”

May 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Josephine Barreiro El Toro Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick on canvas 82″ x 66″ “Art has taken me on a journey through my cultural memories and life experiences fueled by emotion and the passion for my craft. My large color canvases show the influence of my Spanish heritage as well as Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Freddy Rodriguez’s “Los Perros del Paraiso”

May 26, 2020 1:00 pm

Freddy Rodriguez Los Perros del Paraiso Acrylic and collage on canvas 66″ x 46″ This is a piece by Freddy Rodriguez from our 2015 exhibition “Thinking in Spanish.”  You can find out more about the artist and his work by visiting his website at: freddyrodriguez.com/about-the-artist Share this Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Kingsley Nwaeke’s “Large Scream of Silence”

May 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Kingsley Nwaeke Large scream of silence Bristle boards, cardboard, glue, gesso, acrylic 20″ x 18″ “I’m a multimedia artist from Long Island, New York. I recently started sculpting again, and participated in a group exhibit at the Grady Alexis gallery in Manhattan, New York. The proceeds from the art sold Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Michael D’Antuono’s “Cold as Ice”

May 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono Cold as Ice Oil on cancas 48″ x 24″ Artist Michael D’Antuono is known for making art that challenges people to think more deeply about socio-political issues. His collectors range from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Pete Seeger and Malcolm Nance. He has exhibited alongside Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Keith Haring, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Janet Culbertson’s “The First Billboard”

May 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Janet Culbertson The First Billboard Oil on canvas 34″ x 48″ In 1978 Culbertson was driving through New Jersey. “I could see the Statue of Liberty framed by a landscape of industrial waste. It looked like a war zone yet there were billboards everywhere-the icons of American consumption, urging us Read More

From Our Video Archive: Sooyeon Kim and Agnes Joohee Lee

May 20, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Ms. Sooyeon Kim came to us through the Bergen Symphony Orchestra. Ms Kim is an accomplished performer with an international reputation having performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, and Prague’s Smetana Hall and performed with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Iviva Olenick’s “Ghost of American Textile…”

May 19, 2020 6:00 pm

 Iviva Olenick Ghost of American Textile History Indigo-dyed fabric on voile with beading, embroidery 9″x6″x0.25″ “The project for which the Puffin Foundation so generously provided support, Crowd-Seeded Textile Farm, a colonial textile crop farm, uses urban farming as an entry point to discuss the ways enslaved labor laid the groundwork Read More

Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screening)

May 26, 2020 8:00 pm

The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as tourism skyrockets. Yet the indigenous culture and the island’s fragile environment are suffering. Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Zach D. Roberts’ “Coverage of Ferguson, 2014”

May 18, 2020 2:00 pm

Zach D. Roberts Coverage of Ferguson, 2014 Digital This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020. View Zach’s full coverage of Ferguson on his website. About Zach D. Roberts: He is a photo/video journalist whose work has been published on the cover of the New York Daily News, The Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s “White Only, Only White…”

May 15, 2020 1:30 pm

George Lorio White Only, Only White: When America Was Great Paint on constructed wood and vintage scaled doll house furniture 10.25″ x 11.5″ x 10.25 My sculptures subtly arouse concern with visual prods into contemporary issues. I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion with my constructions. Current Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Noel Caban’s “They never sold candy there”

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

Noel Caban They never sold candy there Coroplast sign, fly paper, panel, latex 59″ x 38″ “I am a Brooklyn born abstract artist whose work engages urban texture and form. I am interested in materials, and the effects that neglect and indifference have on urban surroundings. As a mixed media Read More

From Our Video Archive: Kariné Poghosyan

May 13, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Rising star pianist Kariné Poghosyan returned, to the Puffin on October 6 2016, following her tour to Vienna, Austria and Yerevan, Armenia. Ethnomusicologist Komitas Vardapet once stated, “Every nation’s greatest creators are its people; go and learn from them.” This is the inspiration behind “Folk Inspirations.” Program Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Raymond Nat Turner’s “More Mengele Medicine…”

May 13, 2020 11:00 am

  “More Mengele Medicine from Boss Tweet and the1%” by Rayond Nat Turner   “As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”    ― Hippocrates “It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Judith Rubenstein’s “Sitting Outdoors #1”

May 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Judith Rubenstein Sitting Outdoors #1 This is a piece from our most recent exhibition “Conversations 2020.” “People say that current political art does not address power, but shows how it works. Central to my art is the depiction of the sad workings of my society’s power, and the contrast of Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Alyssa Smith-Lee’s “The American Dream”

May 11, 2020 5:00 pm

Alyssa Smith-Lee The American Dream Watercolor & Gouache 18″x24″ From our most recent exhibition Conversations 2020, artist and activist Alyssa Smith-Lee shares her work The American Dream. The artwork shows names and ages of slain Black persons by police officers, listed on casing. You can show your support for the Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Iviva Olenick’s “Eliza Lucas Pinckney…”

May 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Iviva Olenick Eliza Lucas Pinckney and the South Carolina Indigo Trade Paint, embroidery, stuffing, applique on fabric 16 x 15.5 x 0.5 “The project for which the Puffin Foundation so generously provided support, Crowd-Seeded Textile Farm, a colonial textile crop farm, uses urban farming as an entry point to discuss Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Zach D. Roberts’ “Coverage of Ferguson, 2014”

May 7, 2020 1:00 pm

Zach D. Roberts Coverage of Ferguson, 2014 Digital This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020. View Zach’s full coverage of Ferguson on his website. About Zach D. Roberts: He is a photo/video journalist whose work has been published on the cover of the New York Daily News, The Read More

From Our Video Archive: Lil Rev

May 6, 2020 4:30 pm

Note from Andrew Lee: Nationally renowned “ukulele and harmonica wizard” Lil Rev is usually found traversing the country with his music and performing in Ukulele Festivals. Heavily influenced by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Leadbelly among others, Lil Rev can’t help but tell a story through his performances. Please enjoy Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Imar Hutchins’ “Here I Stand”

May 6, 2020 1:00 pm

Imar Hutchins Here I Stand Serigraph print 19.5″ x 25.5″ “I imagine that people themselves are collages—amalgams of countless disparate fragments and inputs.  I “remix” my subjects in new and often Afro-futuristic ways, but always drawing from (or challenging) a historical notion. I strive to capture the contradictions and paradoxes, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Michèle Colburn’s “Let Them Eat Cake”

May 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Michèle Colburn Let Them Eat Cake Mixed media, acrylic, military trip wire spools, ceramics, and bullet casings 18″ x 20″ “My work is socio-political and influenced by our 18-year involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and by growing up during the Vietnam War. I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a strong interest Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: Tax Deadline Has Passed…

June 11, 2020 7:30 pm

Tax deadline has passed but tax issues have not. Are you a winner or a loser? Why? Network for Responsible Public Policy presents this Zoom Webinar & Facebook Live event co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Women for Progress. Economic inequality is a central theme in the Presidential campaign. Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: Dangerous Speech

May 21, 2020 7:30 pm

Dangerous Speech: Countering Online Hatred while Protecting Freedom of Expression Network for Responsible Public Policy presents this Zoom Webinar & Facebook Live event co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Women for Progress. When you see something hateful online, do you respond? If so, why? And how, exactly? Everyone says Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: COVID-19: The Ongoing Financial Implications

May 28, 2020 7:30 pm

COVID-19: The Ongoing Financial Implications and the Long-Term Financial Outlook William D. Cohan is the bestselling author of, among others, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World and House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. He is a special correspondent at Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Noel Caban’s “Been fixing the place. Still fixin”

May 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Noel Caban Been fixing the place. Still fixin Latex, mesh, steel rod, 66″ x 43″ “I am a Brooklyn born abstract artist whose work engages urban texture and form. I am interested in materials, and the effects that neglect and indifference have on urban surroundings. As a mixed media artist, Read More

ALBA/Puffin Annual Celebration and Award Ceremony

May 17, 2020 5:00 pm

LIVE ONLINE GALA WILL HONOR NO MORE DEATHS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to No More Deaths in support of its humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering and end the fatalities Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s When American Was Great…

May 1, 2020 2:00 pm

George Lorio When America was Great: Water Fountain Acrylic paint on fabricated wood and plywood 10″x10″x4″ This piece is from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations 2020.” “My sculptures subtly arouse concern with visual prods into contemporary issues. I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion with my Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Alyssa Smith-Lee’s “I Am More”

April 30, 2020 2:00 pm

Alyssa Smith-Lee I Am More Acrylic & Oil Pastels 22″x28″ From our most recent exhibition “Conversations 2020,” artist and activist Alyssa Smith-Lee shares her work I Am More. Please show your support by checking out her website and social media. prncsslyssa.com/activism www.instagram.com/prncsslyssaart wematter.blog Share this Read More

From Our Video Archive: Yuri Juarez & the Afro Peruvian Band

April 29, 2020 3:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Yuri has performed at the Puffin several times and has always impressed us with his masterful performances. On December 1, 2018, Yuri graced our stage with amazing fellow performers to entreat us to the marvels of Afro-Peruvian Jazz. This is a gem from our archives! Yuri Juarez: Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Kirk Maynard’s “Drawing #1-4”

April 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Drawing #1-4 By Kirk Maynard This piece is from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations 2020.” “Dream Deferred is a series that focuses on the shrinking of the American Dream in the 21 st century. The preamble of the US Constitution is used to define the idea of liberty and Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Chris Revelle’s “The Foundation”

April 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Chris Revelle The Foundation Ink On Paper, Framed With Mat 16” X 14”, 2019 This is another piece from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations, 2020.” “The Foundation is a hybrid diagram and portrait, combining the silhouette of George Washington with the 18th century Brooks slave ship diagram. The work Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Judith Rubenstein’s “Inequality”

April 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Judith Rubenstein Inequality Metal and cardboard sculpture 12″x14″x14″ Today’s featured artwork is from our most recent exhibition Conversations 2020. “People say that current political art does not address power, but shows how it works. Central to my art is the depiction of the sad workings of my society’s power, and Read More

From Our Video Archive: Sharon Katz

April 22, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Sharon Katz is a longtime friend of the Puffin and she has graced our stage on many occasions. On October 5, 2018, Sharon came to Teaneck with her crackerjack band yet again to perform songs from her albums and her humanitarian project “Transcending Barriers.” The band was Read More

From Our Video Archive: Hiroya Tsukamoto

April 15, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Hiroya Tsukamoto performed for us back in March 16, 2018 and filled our gallery with songs that permeate with a sense of peace, tranquility, and hopeful longing. Combining masterful fingerstyle guitar, and soulful songwriting, Hiroya’s intimate performance left listeners’ hearts thumping with impressions of experiences, and emotions Read More

From Our Video Archive: Teaneck Community Chorus

April 1, 2020 2:00 pm

The Teaneck Community Chorus performs at the Puffin Cultural Forum. This concert is from March 9, 2018. Please enjoy! Harry Belafonte, artist and activist, once quipped, “when the music is strong, the movement is strong.” The Teaneck Community Chorus presents songs from social movements in line with the vision of Read More

ALL Events POSTPONED

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Opening for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

*Cancelled* Puffin Camera Club: Session IV

March 7, 2020 9:00 am

Session IV: March 7- April 5 Saturdays or Sundays 9:00am- 11:00am International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. All formats. Classes are ongoing and subject to holiday and seasonal breaks. $50 for 5 sessions for either Saturday OR Sunday Read More

*Postponed* Teaneck Community Chorus

March 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Kersten Stevens with Violin

*Postponed* Kersten Stevens Jazz Quintet

March 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Colin Kaepernick Artoek by Imar Hutchins

*Postponed* Conversations 2020

March 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

*Postponed* Indie Lens Pop Up: Bedlam

March 28, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Easter Island Head Statues

*Cancelled*Indie Lens Popup: Eating Up Easter

April 18, 2020 8:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY | 76 MINUTES Directed by Sergio M. Rapu More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a Read More

*Cancelled* Puffin Camera Club: Session V

April 18, 2020 9:00 am

Session V: April 18- May 17 Saturdays or Sundays 9:00am- 11:00am International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. All formats. Classes are ongoing and subject to holiday and seasonal breaks. $50 for 5 sessions for either Saturday OR Sunday Read More