Daytime Talks at 92YTribeca
92YTribeca Daytime programs offer a range of topics to engage and entertain your mind, with everything from history, entertainment and NYC to food tastings, travel and the arts.
Explore the talks below on our 92YTribeca site.
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington: Screening and Discussion
Tue, Jun 11, 2013, 12 pm
Spend an hour with Dinah Washington at a screening of the documentary Evil Gal Blues, which includes rare footage of Dinah in performance and interviews with family members and the musicians who worked with her.
A Very Short Introduction to ... The Beats
Wed, Jun 12, 2013, 10 am
The writers of the Beat Generation revolutionized American literature with their iconoclastic approach to language and their angry assault on the conformity and conservatism of postwar society.
Tribeca Neighbors: The Leonardo da Vinci of Cakes
Wed, Jun 12, 2013, 12 pm
Called the Leonardo da Vinci of wedding cakes, Sylvia Weinstock has created spectacular desserts for movie stars, senators, literary lights and other devotees in her Tribeca shop since 1980.
Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 12 pm
At the close of WWII and during the ensuing Cold War era, many sinister events transpired in the clash of the world’s super-powers that have been ignored, distorted and kept hidden—until now.
The Life of Cheese: A Talk and Tasting
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 3 pm
Artisanal cheesemakers and their cheese have revolutionized culinary America. Heather Paxson leads a fascinating anthropoligical tour and tasting through their world—where even the cows have outsize personalities.
City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York
Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 12 pm
As leaders of America’s two largest governments in the depths of the Depression, FDR and Fiorello LaGuardia led a route to recovery for the nation and the blueprint for a great city.
Out of Many, One: Obama and the Third American Political Tradition
Mon, Jun 17, 2013, 12 pm
Unlike politicians who support either unfettered capitalism’s minimalist state or a relatively strong welfare state, Obama represents the values of a lesser-known third tradition in American political thought, one that embraces the ideas of mutual reliance and collective responsibility.
Smart Casual: The Transformation of Gourmet Restaurant Style in America
Tue, Jun 18, 2013, 12 pm
When was the last time you ate at a white-tablecloth restaurant?
The Music of Cole Porter
Wed, Jun 19, 2013, 12 pm
Cole Porter was arguably one of the world’s most prolific and influential composers and songwriters, with masterpieces such as “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and “You’re the Top” and so many others.
The Victory Season: The End of WWII and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age
Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 12 pm
Hear the fascinating story of how baseball helped restore America after WWII.
Tribeca Neighbors: Downtown Design
Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
An inside look at three recently redesigned Tribeca apartments, ranging in style from minimalist to super-funky.
The Deserters: A Hidden History of WWII
Fri, Jun 21, 2013, 12 pm
Ordinary Allied soldiers saw desertion as a natural part of conflict, one as unexpected and inexplicable as bravery, argues Charles Glass.
Fashion Insider's Guide to New York
Mon, Jun 24, 2013, 12 pm
Join French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas as she shares her carefully curated compendium of the current hotspots, classic haunts and hidden gems of New York, this greatest of fashion destinations.
On Ginger Rogers
Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 12 pm
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan
Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 12 pm
On November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Ernst Vom Rath, a Nazi diplomat.
Vegetables: A Biography
Mon, Jul 8, 2013, 12 pm
The humble vegetable offers nutrition and a link to a long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding.
Rendezvous with Destiny: How FDR and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World
Tue, Jul 9, 2013, 12 pm
When war broke out in Europe in 1939, Americans were eager to isolate themselves from it.
A Very Short Introduction to ... The Blues
Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 10 am
Blues is often presented as a “roots” style, but it has been at the center of American popular culture since the early 20th century, and this program will trace its evolution from Ma Rainey to Jimi Hendrix and beyond.
Why Would Anyone Wear That?
Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 12 pm
Bustles. Tight-laced corsets. Caged crinolines that encased the hapless wearer in hoops of steel. Why on earth would anyone choose to wear these things?
New York's Urban Landscapes
Thu, Jul 11, 2013, 12 pm
Join Robin Lynn and art and architecture critic Francis Morrone for a virtual tour of the not-to-be-missed public places—parks, plazas, memorials, streets—that shape the New York experience.
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Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
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