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Virtual: Charles Dickens Christmas Sketch Night December 10

As part of our new remote programming, SI At Your Service is proud to bring our popular sketch night to the comfort of your home! We’ll provide the models and music, you provide the drinks.

SOURCE: https://societyillustrators.org

Digital Library of Georgia Atlanta Funeral Programs Collection

Over 3300 funeral programs documenting the funeral services of Georgia residents, primarily from the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most of the programs are from services held during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. A majority of the programs are from churches in the Atlanta, Georgia area, with a few programs from other states such as South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York, among others. The programs typically contain a photograph of the deceased, an obituary, a list of surviving relatives, and the order of service. The collection provides extensive genealogical information about the deceased, including birth and death dates, maiden names, names of relatives, past residences, and place of burial. Alongside this genealogical information, the obituaries provide a rich source of local history.

SOURCE: https://dlg.usg.edu

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Virtual: Explore Japanese Public Bathhouses December 26

This will fearture four different Sento located in Tokyo, where participants will get the chance to visit straight from their computer screens!

Sento is a Japanese communal bathhouse and a local establishment.
It has been serving people’s needs for daily hygiene for more than 500 years.

The lecture will be conducted by a Sento specialist, Chi-san as our guest speaker.

Her lecture will include the many wonders and rules of the Sento.

SOURCE: https://resobox.com

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New Jersey Artist OPEN CALL for Visual & Performing Artists: Re-Vision & Respond DEADLINE January 8

From the perspective of pandemic quarantine, economic distress, and the collective reckoning with this county’s racist and violent history, how does a drastic shift in the world influence the accessibility of these resources and impact artists’ perspectives?

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.

SOURCE: https://www.newarkmuseumart.org

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Virtual: Chinese Brush Painting December 9

Learn to paint in the Chinese style using bamboo brushes, ink, watercolor paints, and rice paper. Explore the origins of Chinese characters and the different styles of Chinese calligraphy.

SOURCE: https://classes.bbg.org

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Learn about the roles of First Nations and American Slaves on Long Island with The Long Island History Project Podcast

The Long Island History Project is a twice-a-month podcast featuring interviews with researchers, authors, filmmakers, collectors and any person with a passion for the history of this riotous island. From tales of revolutionary spies to memories of one-legged stock car racers, we seek to bring you authentic voices with compelling stories to tell. We also aim to shine a light on those people and organizations working to preserve Long Island’s heritage.

SOURCE: https://www.longislandhistoryproject.org

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Preservation Long Island Nomination for Endangered Historic Places 2021 DEADELINE December 18

Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach.

Our EHPP listing partners receive technical assistance and advocacy support as they work to preserve at-risk historic places threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to the lack of sustainable long-term stewardship plans….

EHPP nominations are open to the public. Listings are selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of our Board of Trustees.

SOURCE: Preservation Long Island<

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Christmas Tree Farms in Fairfield and Westchester Counties

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Article-of-the Day #76: Popular Resistance-David Ruggles of Connecticut, an American Descended from Slaves, Led the Charge Against Police Violence in New York City during the 1830s

Black New Yorker David Ruggles, who spent his young and all-too-brief life battling against police violence in the 1830s, was just one of these ordinary people whose determination led to real change…As Ruggles’ writings show, his early experiences in the open and free communities in eastern Connecticut, combined with his immersion in the lore of the Revolution, rendered him unable to accept the racism, segregation and abuse that he saw white police officers inflict on Black people in his adopted home of New York City. Though he left behind few private letters, Ruggles was a prolific contributor to newspapers, including his own paper Mirror of Liberty.

SOURCE: https://popularresistance.org

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Virtual: Kanpai at Home December 12

In this event, you’ll join a live streaming tour and visit a real brewery located in Japan!
Also, you’ll actually try their sake from the Japanese brewery while enjoying the tour.
The sake will be delivered directly to you!!

SOURCE: https://resobox.com

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People Not Property – Slave Deeds of North Carolina

The People Not Property project is a collaborative endeavor between the UNCG University Libraries, North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, and North Carolina Registers of Deeds among others. Working as an addition to and evolution of the Digital Library on American Slavery, the project is leading towards a unique, centralized database of bills of sales indexing the names of enslaved people from across North Carolina.

When complete, People Not Property – Slave Deeds of North Carolina will include robust metadata, high resolution images, and full-text searchable transcripts. We hope to open the project to states beyond North Carolina, creating a central location for accessing and researching slave deeds from across the Southern United States.

SOURCE: https://library.uncg.edu

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25th Anniversary Nationwide Screening of “Clueless” December 27 & 28

As if! It’s not easy being the most popular and glamorous girl at Beverly Hills High. Especially when you’re the envy of scheming Betties (female babes), persistent Barneys (unattractive guys), and teachers who go postal (freak out) when you turn your homework in late! Yet somehow 15-year-old Cher (Alicia Silverstone) keeps it all together, even finding time for extracurricular projects like finding a love match for her debate class teacher (Wallace Shawn), and giving a dowdy friend (Brittany Murphy) a fashion makeover. But Cher’s tidy world starts to unravel with the sudden appearance of two total Baldwins (hunks): a sexy and stylish new classmate (Justin Walker), and Cher’s square but cute “ex-stepbrother” (Paul Rudd). Now Cher is about to learn that when it comes to love, she’s …well, Clueless.

SOURCE: https://www.fathomevents.com

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25th Anniversary Nationwide Screening of “Babe” December 20

Academy Award® winner and Best Picture nominee, Babe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be –even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard friends, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life in this endearing and fun-filled tale the whole family will love.

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Nationwide Screening of Family Movie “Buttons, A Christmas Tale” December 17

From creator/director Tim Janis comes Buttons, a heartwarming musical film. With narration by Robert Redford and Kate Winslet the film features actors Abigail Spencer, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey, Ioan Gruffudd, Katie McGrath, Robert Picardo, Charles Shaughnessy, Paul Greene, John de Lancie, with Hollywood legends Dick Van Dyke & Angela Lansbury.

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Article-of-the Day #75: Smithsonian-Meet Lena Richard, the Celebrity Chef Who Broke Barriers in the Jim Crow South

In 1949, nearly a year after New Orleans’ WDSU-TV went live for the first time, Lena Richard, an African American Creole chef and entrepreneur, brought her freshly prepared dishes to a family-style kitchen TV set and took to the screen to film her self-titled cooking show—the first of its kind for an African American.

“Her reputation was very fine,” says Marie Rhodes, Richard’s daughter and sous chef. “Everybody used to call her Mama Lena.”

SOURCE: https://www.smithsonianmag.com

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Nationwide Screening of New Family Movie “TIMECRAFTERS The Treasure of Pirates Cove” December 6, 9, & 12

A pirate crew led by the dashing Geoffrey Pistol launches a daring mutiny, stealing away in the night. Captain Lynch awakes to find his first mate gone along with his precious treasure map and vows to chase the mutineers to the gates of Hades. As Pistol navigates a stolen vessel through a treacherous storm, a strange “Time Machine” mechanism below deck is activated and the ship disappears in a flash of swirling, blue energy. The bewildered crew awakes on the shore of the modern-day seaside town Pirate’s Cove, where they are mistaken for drunken actors. A group of four kids Josh, Brigitte, Chip and Hedge find the pirate’s treasure map and use high-tech gadgetry to decipher the clues on the ancient map while eluding their parents and some unsavory characters lurking in town. When the town’s wacky Mayor announces a plan to ditch the town’s pirate theme in lieu of a new “Dino-World” moniker the kids really need to find the lost treasure and save their town from the Mayor’s devious plans.

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20th Anniversary Nationwide Screening of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” December 6, 9, & 12

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box-of­fice smash from two-time Best Director Academy Award® winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) and featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

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Nationwide Screening of London Performance of “Kinky Boots the Musical” December 6, 10 & 11

Kinky Boots winner of every major “Best Musical” award including the Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award features 16 original songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles).

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GARNER Art Center’s LET THERE BE LIGHT! is a drive-through art and light show December 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20

Family-friendly, holiday season-themed attraction is exactly what we need right now. Let us safely guide you through the unique GARNER complex along a bright, inspiring and elegantly decorated art path, including illuminated window art, video projection mapping, music, sight specific installations, immersive light displays and more!

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Advanced Reservation ONLY

SOURCE: https://garnerartscenter.org

Location: Garner Arts Center, 55 West Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY

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Article-of-the Day #74: Constitution Center-March 1, 1842 Justice Joseph Story Wrote the First Major Opinion Regarding the Power of the Federal Government Over Slavery in Prigg v. Pennsylvania

On March 1, 1842, Justice Joseph Story wrote the first major opinion regarding the power of the federal government over slavery. Prigg v. Pennsylvania had far-reaching consequences, in the passing of new “personal liberty” laws by Northern states and the subsequent stronger federal Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. It also provided the basis for the Reconstruction Congress’s Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the 14th Amendment.

SOURCE: https://constitutioncenter.org