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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

September 2019

The Popes & The Presidents

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Former Ambassadors to the Holy See Jim Nicholson, Miguel Diaz and Ken Hackett join Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America Magazine, discuss the importance of U.S.-Vatican relations and what unique accomplishments it is able to produce.

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A Reflection of the Creative Genius of God – Opening Reception

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6PM

Sacred Art Institute of St. Edmund's Retreat The Sacred Art Institute was founded to promote preserve and rediscover the role of sacred art in the story of salvation. During periods, the Church has told the story of the Gospel through images of Creation by sacred artists. This exhibit will provide a glimpse into mission and ... Read more

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Romero: 30th Anniversary

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the acclaimed film Romero, starring Raul Julia.

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The Merz Trio Salon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 7PM

The Merz Trio is a bold, new, fiercely creative ensemble that will be playing an intimate and up-close concert for 35 people who will be onstage with them. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary musicians of Merz Trio right in front of you.

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Women, Climate and Sports

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:00PM

During the United Nations' Climate Week in NYC, join us for a discussion with five of the most influential sustainability advocates in the world, all of whom are women, promoting climate action

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Fr. Ted Hesburgh by Wilson Miscamble

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Fr. Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C. tracks how famed Notre Dame president Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh transformed postwar Catholic higher education and became a celebrated voice in America at large.

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October 2019

Virtue in America: Hope

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Virtue? What is it and why does it still matter? In this new series, Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review explores the virtue of hope along with Peter Wehner, Michael R. Wear, and Kristen Hanson.

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Alienated America by Tim Carney

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Washington Examiner editor Timothy Carney talks about his new book Alienated America, explaining the great divide in America and presenting a framework for leading us out of the wilderness.

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American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices

October 15 - 16, 2019

From the creators of last season’s sold out Haunted Files comes Unheard Voices. In this monologue play with traditional West African singing and drumming, acclaimed playwrights have imagined the lives and given voice to the individuals found at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan.

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Mark Brennan: Space in a Box – Opening Reception

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 6PM

Mark Brennan is a member of the Openings Collective and describes his exhibition this way: “As I’m dedicating the show to my uncle who was a Servite Father and wrote about Mary, my premise is that images of her changed in the 14th century: until that time, she had traditionally been portrayed wearing gold with ... Read more

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20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”

October 18 & November 17, 2019

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II's seminal Letter to Artists with two lively evenings that examine the intersection of faith and art.

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November 2019

I Lived on Parker Avenue

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born. I Lived on Parker Avenue ... Read more

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An Evening with Mary Eberstadt

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Who am I? In her book Primal Screams, acclaimed cultural critic Mary Eberstadt posits the theory that the rise of identity politics is a direct result of the fallout of the sexual revolution. This promises to be a thought-provoking evening.

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The Justice Film Festival

November 13-16, 2019

The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography

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Vanessa Williams & Friends: Thankful for Christmas

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 7:30PM

Actress, singer, dancer, author, entrepreneur and Sheen Center board member Vanessa Williams headlines a benefit for The Sheen Center with her famous friends.

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Batman at 80: Dark Knight of the Soul

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 11:00AM

Holy anniversary!! Come celebrate the pop-cultural legacy of the Caped Crusader in film, television and graphic novel.

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The Art of Janet McKenzie – Opening Reception

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 6PM

This is an intimate exhibition visually reflecting the strength and courage of diverse women who continually strive for racial and gender equality. The paintings in this exhibit pay homage to the iconic individual – a woman waiting in stillness for her child to be returned to her as many asylum seekers are experiencing and a ... Read more

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The Gospel of John

November 30 - December 29, 2019

Get your tickets now to witness Drama Desk Award-winning Broadway actor Ken Jennings’s dynamic, fresh performance of John’s poetic, yet precise eyewitness account of the life of Jesus for the Advent-Christmas season.

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December 2019

An Evening with George Winston

December 3 and 4, 2019 @ 7:30PM

George Winston makes a triumphant return to The Sheen Center after his sold out shows last year. He will once again be playing favorite pieces spanning his five-decade career

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New York Voices – Let it Snow!

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8PM

Acclaimed jazz vocal group New York Voices returns with a Christmas-themed musical evening of beloved traditional and sacred classics with secular favorites, all incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elements.

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LÚNASA: Christmas from Ireland

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8:00PM

An evening of music, spoken word and entertainment from the band's Irish homeland in the days leading up to Christmas. With special guest singer Ashley Davis.

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Annual Fulton Sheen Lecture

Monday, December 9, 2019

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen!

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Richard John Neuhaus by Randy Boyagoda

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Author and biographer Randy Boyagoda celebrates Richard John Neuhaus' very New York life in the public square in conversation with First Things editor R.R. Reno.

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January 2020

The Bolivian Children of Arte Fogata – Opening Reception

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 6PM

Arte Fogata is an art workshop project created by Brooklyn based artist Robert Aitchison. It is currently operating in several locations in Bolivia. Aitchison teaches art workshops to children living in vulnerable communities susceptible to adverse social challenges such as homelessness, and economic poverty. Arte Fogata: Bolivia is an exhibition featuring artworks created by children ... Read more

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