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Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Nov 02
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: LIGHT AND COLOR
Roald Hoffman & David Soldier, hosts

Rob Singer, Anatomy & Structural Biology;  Olek, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
SEEING IS BELIEVING -- FLUORESCING MOLECULES, RNA ZIPCODES AND CROCHETED MERMAIDS

Our theme is light and color, showing us the way to understanding. Rob Singer at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine has developed ways to tag individual molecules with tiny fluorescent beacons, and then to observe those molecules in the course of normal living processes. He will show us a remarkable video of molecules traveling in real time in living brain cells of a mouse, while memories are being formed. And how genetic messengers move within us, from one inner zipcode to another.

Color is also a way to penetrate to understanding in the world of Olek. Her art explores communication and sexuality through colors and meticulous detail. Olek consistently pushes the boundaries between fashion, art, craft and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful. If you stand still for a moment, she is likely to crochet around you. Or around your bicycle. Or your mermaid.

http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/7137/robert-singer/ http://oleknyc.com/home   http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/7137/robert-singer/ http://www.oleknyc.com/home

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8:30PM  BOOM CRANE
Peter Van Huffel, alto sax, clarinet;  Michael Bates, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
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Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. Boom Crane's rough-and-tumble interplay meets in a place where everything is an option. They veer happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A trio of long time musical compatriots who play with intensity and fire; they take the music and manhandl it into unexpected shapes. Boom Crane’s debut release on Fresh Sound New Talent (FSNT-432) shows the depth that can only be found in over a decade of making music together.

Monday
Nov 03
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

  www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Elliot Peper, bongos

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.

  http://www.davidamram.com http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

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Tuesday
Nov 04
6:00PM  ECHO OF VOICES: BILINGUAL POETRY READING
Host by Madeline Millán & Miguel-Ángel Zapata

Phillis Levin (USA) Javier Bozalongo (Spain)
Hispanic & American Poets:A Necessary Dialogue

Javier Bozalongo is a Spanish award-winning poet, writer and essayist. He has published the following poetry collections: Líquida nostalgia (2001), Hasta llegar aquí (Cuadernos del Vigía, 2005), Viaje improbable (Renacimiento, 2008) and La casa aoscuras (Visor, 2009), which was honor-finalist of Jaime Gil de Biedma Award. In 2012, his selected poems Nunca el silencio was published by Costa Rica Poetry Festival. He has collaborated in such important poetry publications as Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos or El Maquinistade la Generación (Centro Cultural Generación del 27 in Málaga). Many of his poems have been translated into English, Romanian, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and Greek. He manages the poetry Collection of Valparaíso Ediciones.

Phillis Levin is the author of four volumes of poetry, Temples and Fields (University of Georgia Press, 1988),The Afterimage (Copper Beech Press, 1995), Mercury (Penguin Books, 2001), and May Day (Penguin Books, 2008), and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (Penguin, 2001). Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Atlantic, Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Poetry 180, and The Best American Poetry. Her many honors include an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, the Richard Hugo Prize from Poetry Northwest, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is an Elector of the American Poets' Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and was guest poetry co-editor for the 2009 Pushcart Prize XXXIII Best of the Small Presses. In her teaching and research she has focused on lyric poetry in English from the Renaissance to the present; prosody; syntax and stanza structure; modern poetry in translation; and the interplay of rhetoric and poetics.

8:30PM  TRISTAN JAZZ QUINTET PLAYS THE MUSIC OF LEE KONITZ
Bob Arthurs, trumpet, voice;  Dave Frank, tenor sax;  Joe Easton, piano;  Joe Solomon, bass;  Skip Scott, drums
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This unique group plays standards and originals and loves to improvise. Bob Arthurs sings as well. The quintet has been performing regularly in the New York area for over two years.

“The joy they trade is palpable.” Downbeat “It’s not a matter of chops here, but telling a story, and these guys tell them like Hans Christian Andersen. This (CD) will make you fall in love with music again.” Jazz Weekly

  www.bobarthursmusic.com /www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-bob-arthurs-trio-49-830pm-1030pm

Wednesday Nov 05
6:00PM  JESSICA LEWIS
Jessica Lewis, piano, vocals
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Singer/Songwriter/Piano-Player Jessica Lewis gives a jazz/pop fusion performance of originals and covers

  www.jesslewismusic.com www.facebook.com/jesslewismusic

8:30PM  JEFF LEDERER'S SUNWATCHER
Jeff Lederer, sax, clarinet;  Jamie Saft, piano;  Rene Hart, bass;  Chad Taylor, drums
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Jeff Lederer is a saxophonist/clarinetist whose unique musical language balances the values of ecstatic expression and swing. His quartet “Sunwatcher” is a musical love letter to saxophonist Albert Ayler which evokes Albert's spirit without mimcry of his repetoire or style. His playing has recently been described as “speaking in tongues” (Hartford Courant) and “slaying dragons”(NPR).

Thursday
Nov 06
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

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This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators.

Finger food on us, drinks available. All are welcome.
 Cover $food on us, drinks on you

8:30PM  THE DAVID ULLMANN 8
David Ullmann, guitar ;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Ben Holmes, trumpet;  Mike McGinnis, clarinet;  Jamie Reynolds, piano;  Jacob Garchik, trombone;  Dave Ambrosio, bass;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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David Ullmann's well crafted tunes are harmonically modern while retaining a singable appeal. This is most evident on his latest release where he draws from '70s TV show themes for inspiration. The sound is both modern and classic without becoming nostalgic.

  http://davidullmann.com/

Friday
Nov 07
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

invited readers plus open mic
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4 HORSEMEN IS AN EXPERIMENTAL READING SERIES IN ITS EIGHTH (or is it ninth?) YEAR

Boni Joi, Eve Packer, Robert Gibbons, Mindy Matijasevic

George Wallace, Ron Kolm, Jack Cooper, Evie Ivy

Mitch Corber, Valerie Conti, Linda Lerner, Pricilla Galligan, Hillary Keel

9:00PM & 10:30PM  OWEN HOWARD CD RELEASE
John O’Gallagher, alto sax;  Andrew Rathbun, tenor, sop. sax;  Frank Carlberg, piano;  Aidan O’Donnell, bass;  Owen Howard, drums
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With the release of his sixth CD, Drum Lore Vol. 2 - More Lore, the follow up to the critically acclaimed, 2011 Juno Award Nominated, Drum Lore (on BJURecords), Howard continues to celebrate and interpret music composed by drummers, and also feature more of his own compelling compositions.

"Owen Howard has put together, from his perspective seat, a fantastic collection of creatively executed compositions by the most influential drummers of our time. Some of the hippest bandleaders and composers in jazz have come from the drum chair. With Drum Lore, Owen Howard makes a beautiful and honest statement with his ensemble. It captivates you throughout and feels great!!! Bravo . . .” - Joe Lovano

"A good jazz drummer works with form and color along with pulse, applying compositional principles on the fly. Some take it further, as Owen Howard, one such drummer, illustrates with 'Drum Lore'."_- The New York Times

  www.owenhoward.net

Saturday
Nov 08
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, Amy Barone hosts

Suzanne Petito-Egielski Michael Trocchia
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)

Suzanne Petito-Egielski will read from her debut novel, Nelson’s Castle: A Bronte Fairy Tale (Amuninni Press, 2013), based on stories about her grandmother’s hometown. Her second novel, Miss Iceland of 1955, will be published in 2015. She is a former language teacher and genealogical researcher. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Petito- Egielski received a B.A. from CUNY’s Queens College and a Master’s degree in French Literature from New York University. She is at work on her third novel, The Dowry: A Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi Fairy Tale.

Michael Trocchia is the author of The Fatherlands (Monkey Puzzle Press, Feb. 2014), a series of short fiction and prose poems on origins and estrangement. His work has appeared in such journals as Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, The Boiler, Camera Obscura, Mid-American Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Tar River Poetry. A finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, he won the Prick of the Spindle's Fiction Competition. His upcoming poetry collection, Unfounded, will appear in early 2015.

Doors open 5:45 pm, arrive before 6 PM to sign up for open reading.

$8.00 includes a drink (and our downstairs menu can't be beat!)   www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GEORGE GARZONE, MIKE MAINIERI DUO
George Garzone, tenor sax;  Mike Mainieri, vibraphone

Not since the recording of the Triadic Chromatic Garzone DVD and a tour of southern Italy, has this duo performed together on stage. A rare opportunity to catch two iconic jazz improvisers in an intimate west village space.

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Sunday
Nov 09
6:00PM  POETRY : THE WORKING CLASS & ITS DISCONTENTS
Gil Fagiani Lawrence Joseph Angelo Verga
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8:30PM  MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING
Jon Irabagon, sax;  Ron Stabinsky, piano;  Moppa Elliott, bass;  Kevin Shea, drums
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Mostly Other People Do the Killing will be celebrating the release of their new album, "Blue" on Hot Cup Records by performing mostly unrelated music. Their new album is a recreation of Miles Davis' classic "Kind of Blue," and it would defeat the purpose of the recording to perform it live. So instead, come out and enjoy a collection of new compositions by Moppa Elliott performed in the energetic and enjoyable style of MOPDtK. And, hey, maybe a Miles tune or two will show up in the mix from time to time. It's been known to happen….

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times