Schedule

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Just announced!!! Due to a hand injury, Van Dyke Parks will be unable to perform in the Henry Miller Library benefit concert this Sunday May 19th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. In fine show business form, Philip Glass says “the show must go on” and has gathered the following friends to show their support for the Library. We all wish Mr Parks a speedy recovery.
Philip Glass & Friends (in alphabetical order) Bryce Dessner, Real Estate, Tim Fain, Sondre Lerche, Nico Mulhy & Nadia Sirota. Philip Glass & Friends HERE.

Monday May 13 – Sunday May 19: Every day 12 Noon – 6 pm
“Home Base” pop-up book store at City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-782-4842.  Rare manuscripts, letters, first editions, books, good coffee, and more!

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Monday, May 13th

PINGPONGPOSTERBROOKLYNOpening Night Party: 7 pm – 10 pm (Facebook here)

Big Sur/Brooklyn Bridge night of poetry, prose and music hosted by Ping-Pong, a journal of art and literature published by the Henry Miller Memorial Library, Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival, and the Brooklyn-based poetry blog: poetrycrush, at the City Reliquary. 

Speakers include Jonathan Ames, Todd Colby, Amanda Deutch, Maggie Estep, Christine Hamm,   Becka Klaver, J. Hope Stein, Maria Garcia Teutsch, Edwin Torres, and more.  Click HERE for the full program.

The evening will also include artist Tim Youd who will be “performing” selections from “Tropic of Cancer” on his typewriter, and Phil DeGruy on Guitarp.

Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.  $10-20 suggested donation.  Space is limited!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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Tuesday, May 14th

7 pm – 10 pm – Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Staff Party

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(Facebook Here). Open to public and featuring Philip DeGruy and artist Tim Youd who will continue his “performance” of selections from “Tropic of Cancer,Al Rose and Steve Doyle plus storytellers courtesy of New York’s own Cowbird!   Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.  $10-20 suggested donation.  Space is limited!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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Wednesday, May 15th

Always Merry & Bright: Celebrating the Inspiration of Henry Miller
7:30 pm – 12 am 

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with music by Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders), Bushwick Gospel Singers, and Al Rose, at Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY.  (Facebook Here)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Thursday, May 16th

Henry Miller: Libertine, Communard

at  Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, 218 Bedford Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11211.  Donations accepted.  7:30 – 9:30 pm (Facebook Here)

SPOONBILLOGOMAINJoin us for a celebration of the great hero of sexual, spiritual, and literary freedom who grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  As part of the Big Sur – Brooklyn Bridge Event, we will look at Miller’s relationship to a Community of the Free Spirit and the development of Williamsburg and Big Sur.   Speakers include:

* Magnus Toren, Director, Henry Miller Library

* Dr Scott Von, Psychoanalyst, Director, New Clinic

* James Decker, Professor, Miller Scholar

Reserve your spot HERE.
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Friday May 17th

An Evening of Short Film: 8:30 pm – 11 pm


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with the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series and the Brooklyn Short Film Festival at Videology, 308 Bedford Ave #1! (Facebook Here)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Since its inception eight years ago, the BSISFSS has screened hundreds of films spanning multiple genres from all over the world.  This program will include “best of the best,” as decided by its Jury, which includes Philip Glass, Kirsten Dunst, Laurie Anderson, and Oscar-winner Vilmos Zsigmond.  Free admission; donations kindly appreciated.

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Saturday, May 18th

11 am – 12 pm:  Please join us for a special morning party with pastries and coffee served and baked by the world-famous Big Sur Bakery at the City Reliquary!

5:00 – 7:45 pm Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge UCB Pre-Party!

Get buzzed (if you’d like) before the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s “Tropic of Laughter” performance at the Knitting Factory on Saturday night!  Our pre-UCB party will be held at the City Reliquary – 370 Metropolitan, in Williamsburg. It’s home base for the Bridge.  From 5 pm to 7:45 we’ll be hanging at the Reliquary in the glorious backyard area; beer will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery and fun will most certainly be had.  And it’s free!

 

7 – 11 pm The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents “The Tropic of Laughter”

(On Facebook Here) The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in conjunction with the Henry Miller Memorial Library: Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge presents an evening of storytelling and improvisation celebrating the life and work of Henry Miller by some of New York City’s funniest performers.upright2

First, renowned storytellers and UCBT regulars will share their stories of censorship, sex, obscenity and more.  Featuring Jessica Williams (Do look at this episode!) (Daily Show), Chris Gethard (IFC, The Chris Gethard Show), Adam Wade (The Moth), Dave Martin (Nights of Our Lives) and more.

Then, some of the top improvisers in New York City will present a fully improvised set of long-form comedy based on stories from guest monologuist Sara Schaefer (MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live). It will be fast, it might be dirty, and it will definitely be stream-of-consciousness. Henry Miller would approve.

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave  Brooklyn, NY 11211 (347) 529-6696. A portion of the ticket price goes to support the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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Sunday, May 19th:  11 am – 12 pm: Please join us for a special morning party with pastries and coffee served and baked by the world-famous Big Sur Bakery at the City Reliquary!

Then for our MAIN EVENT!!! 7 PM at the Music Hall of Willamsburg.

Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival

Just announced!!! Due to a hand injury, Van Dyke Parks will be unable to perform in the Henry Miller Library benefit concert this Sunday May 19th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. In fine show business form, Philip Glass says “the show must go on” and has gathered the following friends to show their support for the Library. We all wish Mr Parks a speedy recovery.
Philip Glass & Friends (in alphabetical order) Bryce Dessner, Real Estate, Tim Fain, Sondre Lerche, Nico Mulhy, Nadia Sirota.

(on Facebook Here)

7 pm doors; 8 pm show, Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St. Brooklyn)

TICKETS HERE!

Tickets will also be available on online at www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com, the Mercury Lounge box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.  The Bowery Presents box office number is (212) 260-4700

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