N-Y Historical Society Announces March 2013 Events

N-Y Historical Society Announces March 2013 Events

All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted.

NEW YORK MAGIC WITH Matt WayNE
Saturday, March 2, 7:00 pm
Matt Wayne

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
In a city where architecture seems to defy gravity and buildings appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, New York has long served as a premier venue for the world's most renowned magicians. From Harry Houdini to Al Flosso to Jeff Sheridan, the city continues to attract and foster entertainers from around the world. In keeping with this tradition, New-York Historical presents an evening of dazzling fun with celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Old Wars, New Threats
A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute:

NEW FRONTIERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

$60 (members $36)
Lawrence Husick, Toshi Yoshihara
Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

9 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am: A Layman's Guide to Cyberwar
In a presentation that has been lauded by former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane, Lawrence Husick, co-chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Center for the Study of Terrorism, examines why the cyberwars of the future are the next great threat to national security, military capabilities, and civilian systems and infrastructure.

11 am: Imagining Conflict with China - and Avoiding It
With the rapid expansion of China's economy has come the rise of its military power and the enlargement of its regional and global aspirations. Is China on a trajectory that will bring it into conflict with the United States? Toshi Yoshihara is John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.

MY SHARE OF THE TASK
Sunday, March 10, 5:00 pm
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Roger Berkowitz (co-moderator), Walter Russell Mead (co-moderator)

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
General (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career, from his first day as a West Point plebe to his career in counterterrorism and as commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan to his last day as a four-star general.

THE PATRIARCH, PART II: JOE AND Jack Kennedy
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm
David Nasaw

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Celebrated historian David Nasaw returns to continue his discussion of Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of America's greatest political dynasty. In part two, Professor Nasaw focuses on Kennedy's relationship with his son John F. Kennedy, who resurrected the family's political reputation and captured the imagination of a generation.

SEWARD: LINCOLN'S INDISPENSABLE MAN
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm
Walter Stahr, Louis P. Masur (moderator)

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the 19th century: progressive governor of New York, outspoken federal senator, secretary of state during the Civil War and its aftermath, and a target of the assassins who killed Lincoln. Join us for an illuminating conversation about a complex and pivotal figure, Lincoln's closest friend and adviser, and an early architect of America's empire.

THOSE ANGRY DAYS: ROOSEVELT, LINDBERGH, AND AMERICA'S FIGHT OVER WORLD WAR II
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Lynne Olson, Tom Brokaw (moderator)

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
At the center of the debate over American intervention in World War II were the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and aviator Charles Lindbergh. The stakes could not have been higher; the combatants were larger than life. Join us for a frank discussion of the bitter clash that divided the nation, with the future of democracy and the fate of the free world hanging in the balance.

WALKING TOUR:

THE CIVIL WAR DRAFT RIOTS WALKING TOUR
Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am
Program $30 (members $18)
Barnet Schecter

Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history: the 1863 Draft Riots. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

FILMS:

BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ CLASSIC FILM SERIES:

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights!

Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians.

For more information on our featured films and speakers, please visit nyhistory.org/ programs or call (212) 485-9205. Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Programs.

World War II and Its Legacy in Film
Organized in conjunction with WWII & NYC

YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939) 100 minutes
Friday, March 1, 7:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Harold Holzer, Ron Simon

ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS (1940) 110 minutes
Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Harold Holzer, Ron Simon

THE GANG'S ALL HERE (1943) 103 minutes
Friday, March 22, 7:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Will Friedwald

THAT HAMILTON WOMAN (1941) 128 minutes
Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Michael Korda

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS:

This spring the New-York Historical Society proudly presents three major musical concerts featuring Jay Leonhart, his family, friends, and special guests. In the first performance of three, Jay Leonhart and special guests will perform songs from World War II.

Entrance to the concerts is free. No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

For details and the latest information on our upcoming concerts and performers, please visit nyhistory.org/programs.

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Programs

IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME: SONGS OF LONGING AND JOY FROM WORLD WAR II
Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm

Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights

Location: Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Jay Leonhart and surprise guests

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