Happening this Week
STUDYING ADELIE PENGUINS: SATELLITE DECTECTIVES
February 8th, Friday, 7 - 8PM
Heather Lynch, Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, is coming to the Cary Institute to discuss her study of Adélie Penguins. Her lab merges satellite imagery, drones, and other cutting-edge technologies with traditional field work to determine where and how many penguins there are in colonies across Antarctica. She will discuss the threats facing Antarctic penguins and how emerging applications of AI and predictive modeling can guide policymakers in their efforts to protect one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses. Free, Registration required.
Cary Institute. 2801 Sharon Turnpike. Millbrook NY. 845.677.5343
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INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: A FORGOTTEN ART
February 9th, Saturday, 10AM - 12PM
Join calligrapher Kathleen Borkowski to learn about the craft of beautiful writing with the ancient Uncial alphabet in elegant calligraphed letters. She will introduce the concepts of cover proportion, pen angle, tools and modern uses, offering you a beautiful alternative to evites and cookie cutter cards. Over Ms. Borkowski’s 30 years as an artist, she has studied with master calligraphers and artists from the US, Britain and all over Europe, she has participated in juried shows throughout New England and is an active member of the Society of Scribes of NYC. Materials are all provided. Free.
Scoville Memorial Library. 38 Main Street. Salisbury CT. 860.435.2838.
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AN EVENING OF JAZZ CLASSICS: PORTER, GERSHWIN AND MORE
February 9th, Saturday, 7:30PM
The Spencertown Academy presents An Evening of Jazz Classics with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet). The program will include favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and many others. Fisch explains that, “this core genre is the primary basis for jazz re-interpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music”. He goes on, “many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, I just call it great music.” Also appearing with the group are Capital District jazz favorites Rich Syracuse on bass and Gene Garone on drums. $15 Members, $20 Nonmembers, $10 Students.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center. 790 Route 203. Spencertown NY. 518.392.3693
EARLY HARVEST OLIVE OILS: TASTE THE DIFFERENCE
February 10th, Sunday, 4PM
Steven Jenkins, the transformative leader of Fairway Markets, will be leading a talk and tasting of early harvest olive oils. Jenkins got his start working at cheese counters at many New York City emporiums and went on to change both how we buy and eat our food during his tenure at Fairway. Author of Cheese Primer, recipient of numerous national and international honors and awards, the “enfant terrible of the fancy food business” (The New York Times), Jenkins will talk about his second career at Olive Oil Jones and share those most coveted early harvest oils. Free, registration required.
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. 10 Upper Main Street. Sharon CT. 860.364.5041
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W.E.B. DU BOIS LECTURE: HIS LEGACY, TODAY
February 12th, Tuesday, 7 - 8PM
Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, will be delivering 2019’s W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Lecture—given each year by a distinguished individual whose achievements carry on the legacy of Du Bois. Taylor is a notable and influential speaker and writer on racial inequality, politics and social movements has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, Paris Review, and The Nation to name a few. Taylor’s book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. Free.
Simon’s Rock. 84 Alford Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.644.4400
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