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Thursdays with NoMAA – Jessica Maffia

NoMAA’s continuing series Thursdays at 7:30pmQ & A with the artist.

On Zoom or Facebook Live



7:30 THURSDAY Meeting ID: 876 2103 0300Passcode: 250426

Jessica Maffia is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and is currently in the Flat Files of Pierogi Gallery in downtown Manhattan. Maffia created the artwork for musician Childish Gambino’s two singles “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” Her solo exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea featured her large, photorealistic pencil drawings of urban cracks and residue producing unexpectedly beautiful surfaces. Maffia is the recipient of 13 artist residency fellowships and two grants from the Hells Kitchen Foundation. https://www.jessicamaffia.com/

This week sponsored by Lino Press This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Pop Up Art Installation: “Obscurus Projectum” Continues Until Spring

Back by popular demand! Gibson + Recoder’s Obscura Projectum will remain in place until Spring 2022. With the changing weather and season, this installation will project a variety of colors and movement. Come visit it often to gain the full experience.

We are partnered with Gibson + Recoder for a limited pop up art installation titled “Obscurus Projectum” that is on display at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum during open hours this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Don’t miss the opportunity to check out this beautiful installment in person.

Inwood Art Works celebrates INWOOD ARTS HEROES

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 7pm-9pm

809 Restaurant & Lounge -112 Dyckman Street

Join us as we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions to Inwood’s local arts landscape by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and 809 Restaurant & Lounge; and publicly honor the award-winning filmmakers of this year’s Inwood Film Festival Filmmaker Fund.

Mingle with the who’s who of uptown and enjoy live music by the Miguel Tejada Jazz Trio. Sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and sip superb select wine, beer, and sangria.

$50 per person

Festive attire

Morris-Jumel: The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America

Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register for our December Virtual Parlor Chat now!

This well-illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. For many, the celebration of Christmas today is the most important holiday of the year. But many of the customs which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of more recent history. This presentation will look at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family centered event and the role that New York City played in commercializing the holiday . Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, how Upper Manhattan is connected with Clement Clarke Moore (author of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas) and how Santa Clause came to town.

Register for our December Virtual Parlor Chat now!

Presenter Biography: Ken Turino is a curator, educator, director, producer, and author. As Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England, he oversees community engagement projects throughout the region His films have been shown on PBS including the prize winning film, “Back to School: Lessons from Norwich’s (VT) One-Room Schoolhouses.”

Ken has published numerous public history articles including many with a focus on interpreting historic sites and on LGBTQ history. His most recent publication in 2019, with Max van Balgooy, is Reinventing the Historic House Museum, New Approaches and Proven Solutions, editors, for Rowman & Littlefield. Ken is on the faculty of Tufts University in the Museum Studies Department where he teaches courses on Exhibition Planning and Reimagining Historic House Museums. Ken holds a BA from Salem State College where he majored in history and an MAT from George Washington University. He was awarded an Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from Salem State College in 2008.  Ken speaks widely on the history of Christmas. He is currently working on a book with Max van Balgooy on Interpreting Christmas at Historic Sites and Museums.

Inwood Library Fandom Debates! Video Game Difficulty

Get your nerd on with Fandom Debates, a new program series from the Inwood Library.

Most video games let you select a difficulty level, usually ranging from something like easier than easy mode to legendary difficulty. What difficulty level do you play on? Why? Does difficulty level say anything about you as a gamer? Why do difficulty levels even exist, and should they? Let’s discuss.

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.