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The Tracey-Barry Gallery is open to the public from 10:00 to 5:30, Monday to Friday.

GoNightclubbing Video Lounge
March 20 - May 31, 2014

This multi-media installation, curated by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, pays tribute to the infamous Danceteria Video Lounge, which they created in 1980. The re-imagined Video Lounge installation celebrates Ivers and Armstrong’s work at the iconic Danceteria nightclub, where they pioneered the video DJ concept during the height of the punk rock era.

The Video Lounge installation derives from Ivers’ and Armstrong’s NIGHTCLUBBING Archive, part of the Fales Downtown Collection. Acquired by Fales in 2013, the Archive comprises video of 82 bands at 115 musical performances.



An archive of videos of past Fales events can be viewed here.

The 2014 Fales Lecture: “Books as Social Media,” An Evening with Leah Price
Fales Library, third floor, 70 Washington Square South
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00

Leah Price is the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature at Harvard University, and the author of How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (2012), and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (2000). She edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on "The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature." She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, and Boston Globe.

RSVP with the name of the event to rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu

"Behind The Lens": A Conversation with Emily Armstron and Pat Ivers of GoNightclubbing
Fales Library, third floor, 70 Washington Square South
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:00

With Richard Boch, Moderator, and Michael Parker, Poet.

RSVP with the name of the event to rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu

The Critical Topics in Food Series

For the past five years the Fales Library, NYU's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, along with Clark Wolf of Clark Wolf Company, Inc. have planned a series of public, scholarly panels and events highlighting current topics in food. These highly popular programs, ranging from such topics as "water," to the ethics of gourmet dining, to the "Farm Bill," are viewable here.



Scheduling Events in the Fales Library

We are happy to make our space available for a wide range of events and programs. Please submit a copy of the Event Scheduling Form for each event at least SIX WEEKS in advance for consideration. Forms received after that time will not be processed.