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Sound Waves and Brain Waves: The Social Brain and Music

Join multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón for an intimate online performance combined with conversation with scientists from Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute

ZOOM LINK HERE 7:30 pm Monday April 19

Miguel Zenón​ represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.

Jennifer Scribner is a neuroscientist and percussionist who grew up on a farm in the Catskills. She received her BA in psychobiology from Yale University where she was an active participant in the local music community. Before making the return to neuroscience, Jennifer enjoyed careers as a percussionist, an orchestra manager with the American Composers Orchestra (NYC), and as a project manager in the financial sector. She is currently a graduate student research scientist in the lab of Dr. Richard Axel at the Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University, where her research focuses on social behaviour. In particular, she is interested in how sensory cues influence our social actions and motivate learning. How do external cues help us remember and recognize someone that is important to us? Jennifer is thrilled to have found so many fellow music lovers in the neuroscience community.

Archived episodes available on NoMAA’s YouTube channel

Inwood NYPL-YWHA Short Story Read-Aloud and Discussion

Listen to and discuss short stories by award-winning authors, read aloud by local librarians at the NYPL! This exciting collaborative event sponsored by the Inwood Library and the YM & YWHA Washington Heights & Inwood, accessible through Google Meet, also offers a call-in number for participants who prefer to engage by phone, rather than computer.

How it works: This event will be conducted via Google Hangouts Meet. Registration is required. 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. Max 30 registrants.


Sister’s Uptown Virtual Book Club: A Night of Poetry with Judy C. Andrews

We are excited to announce Sister’s Uptown Virtual Book Club – A Night of Poetry with Judy C. Andrews. In “The Gathering of Gemstones: A Poetry Collection,” Judy C. asure. A sensual and spiritual collection, Ms. Andrews’ poetry covers a range of topics using the motif, light. Subjects in this mystical collection include love, romance, relationships, and social justice issues. This artistic work of literature entertains and soothes readers from all walks of life who enjoy rich words of power and enchanting possibilities.
Judy C. Andrews received a Master of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from The City College of New York. She has worked as an educator, freelance writer, an editor and presidentially appointed children;s advocate. Her work is a reflection of her Gullah/Geehee heritage. Ms. Andrews frequently writes about her characters who seek ways to rectify dangerous experiences.
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New York Scandia Symphony: Scandia String Quartet and Flutist Lisa Hansen

Join us for a special event and explore this beautiful music of Scandinavia. Scandia’s first virtual concert will live stream on Friday, April 23rd at 1:30 PM ET.

The concert will feature the Scandia String Quartet and Flutist Lisa Hansen in a performance of works by Edvard Grieg, Friedrich Kuhlau and Frank Foerster.

Go to: www.facebook.com/musicperformancetrustfund/live. Direct link to log on will appear at the time the concert starts