Events

Upcoming events at the Yiddish Book Center

2014 July

Jul 17

Thu

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Jul 20

Sun

12:00am

Join us for Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events.

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Jul 17

Thu

7:30pm

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Jul 17

Thu

9:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: One of the premier Yiddish revival bands and perhaps the world's best known klezmer group, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, under the direction of Hankus Netsky, duly embodies all aspects of the music.

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Jul 18

Fri

11:00am

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Jul 18

Fri

12:00pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: More than ever, creative individuals all over the globe look to the cultural world of Jewish Eastern Europe as a wellspring of inspiration.

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Jul 18

Fri

1:00pm

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Jul 18

Fri

2:00pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: A multimedia program tracing the evolution of klezmer from Old World to New World to YIDSTOCK 2014 by klezmer author, music critic and YIDSTOCK programmer Seth Rogovoy.

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Jul 18

Fri

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Jul 18

Fri

3:00pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: This workshop will be a quick overview of the Yiddish style of dance.

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Jul 18

Fri

5:00pm

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Jul 18

Fri

6:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: With Nigunim Trio, Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London (both of the Klezmatics) are joined by pianist Rob Schwimmer to perform original and traditional nigunim and zmiros.

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Jul 19

Sat

2:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

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YIDSTOCK 2014: This class will explore and attempt to demystify the iconic Jewish square dance, the sher.

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Jul 19

Sat

2:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

3:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: Instantly learn how to play klezmer with world-touring klezmer instructor Brian Bender. Open to all ages, instruments (sorry, no vocalists), and playing ability.

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Jul 19

Sat

8:00pm

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Jul 19

Sat

9:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: The Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era, blazing the path for the klezmer renaissance with one foot in the shtetl and the other in the downtown avant-garde.

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Jul 20

Sun

11:00am

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Jul 20

Sun

12:00pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: Learn Yiddish songs old and new, love songs and children's songs, songs about food and even songs about oxen.

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Jul 20

Sun

1:00pm

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Jul 20

Sun

2:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird presents a repertoire of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries of over a century ago, and in part by their own intense desire for a better world.

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Jul 20

Sun

4:00pm

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Jul 20

Sun

5:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: Basya Schechter has created a rich new collection of Yiddish songs, with colorful arrangements featuring many of the downtown Jewish scene's greatest musicians.

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Jul 20

Sun

7:30pm

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Jul 20

Sun

9:30pm

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YIDSTOCK 2014: Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars are a genre-busting, cross-cultural outfit tying together New Orleans, North Africa and the Balkans.

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2014 August

Aug 03

Sun

2:00pm

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Aug 03

Sun

3:30pm

Tix/Reg

As Hitler invaded Europe, a young Jewish baseball player challenged Babe Ruth's homerun record. This is the story of how he became an American hero.

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2014 September

Sep 02

Tue

12:00am

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Sep 23

Tue

12:00am

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Join Jeremy Dauber, author of the recently published "The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem," for an online course devoted to the life and work of this most celebrated Yiddish writer. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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2014 November

Nov 07

Fri

12:00am

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Nov 09

Sun

12:00am

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Join professor and author David Shneer for an in-depth look at Soviet Yiddish culture and the tragedy that destroyed many of its most creative minds. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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