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September 2017

NYC Indie Big Bands Showcase

Friday, September 8 @ 7:30pm

Experience a special showcase of exciting indie big bands, featuring the Jazzrausch Big Band, a collective of 40 professional musicians from Munich, Germany, quietly revolutionizing the German club scene; the NYChillharmonic, a big band based out of Brooklyn, led by vocalist and songwriter Sara McDonald; and John the Martyr, a 12 piece soul band where New Orleans and Harlem ... Read more

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Broadway Bares Soul: Vanessa Williams

Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening of Song & Spirit Broadway stars bare their souls, literally, in these 90 minute interviews featuring revealing talk about their formative influences, their life trajectories, and how their careers have been shaped by their spiritual and social/political worldview. Guests will also be invited to perform two or three songs of their choice ... Read more

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One More Time With Feeling: A Night of Poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith and Hanif Abdurraqib

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:30pm

The Sheen Center is proud to present One More Time With Feeling - A night of poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib—four incredible poets whose work covers the sadness, fears, anxieties, and joys of living in this wild world. Sarah, Anis, Clint and Hanif return to the Sheen Center after their ... Read more

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Andréa Burns: Live in Concert!

Monday, September 25 @ 7:30pm

Done It and Dreaming It After her smash concert at The Sheen in the spring, Broadway favorite Andréa Burns returns with her latest solo show, “Done It and Dreaming It.” Recounting and revisiting the variety of roles she has played, Andréa takes the audience with her as she considers legendary roles yet to come. This ... Read more

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The Edward Cardinal Egan Forum

Tuesday, September 26 @ 6:00pm

The 21st-Century Catholic Charities: Building Partnerships that Foster Justice and Compassion The work of Catholic Charities depends upon strong alliances, and includes catalyzing partnerships across varied sectors and perspectives that foster the common good, and promote the dignity of every human person. The divisive nature of current public discourse in the United States, and worldwide, ... Read more

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October 2017

Broadway Bares Soul: Kelli O’Hara

Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening of Song & Spirit Broadway stars bare their souls, literally, in these 90 minute interviews featuring revealing talk about their formative influences, their life trajectories, and how their careers have been shaped by their spiritual and social/political worldview. Guests will also be invited to perform two or three songs of their choice as ... Read more

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Exclusive Sneak Preview of “The Star”

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:30pm

In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has ... Read more

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Justice Film Festival

October 6 – 8

The Justice Film Festival provides inspirational films, featuring stories of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in both issues and geography. This year's event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on justice in our changing world. Opening Night of the Festival on October ... Read more

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The 2017 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Friday, October 13 @ 7:00pm

Disarming Beauty A lecture by Fr. Julián Carrón, on faith, truth, and freedom on the threshold of a new epoch. Fr. Julián Carrón is Professor of Theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy and President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, soul, mind and mentor of ... Read more

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Uncommon Sense

October 25 – November 26

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. Inspired by ... Read more

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Uncommon Sense

October 25 – November 26

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. Inspired by ... Read more

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November 2017

Autism and Faith: Animating Hope

This panel accompanies the mainstage production of Uncommon Sense, focusing on inclusion, compassion, neurodiversity and the role of faith among Christianity, the Catholic Church, and the autism community. Scheduled to appear are: Janice Benton, the Executive Director of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability; Dr. Mary Beth Walsh, board member of the Association for Science ... Read more

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December 2017

Eileen Ivers’ Joyful Christmas

World renowned violinist Eileen Ivers returns to the Sheen Center with her band to capture the spirit and magic of the season in her heartwarming Christmas show! Nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators and ... Read more

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An Evening with Tim Tebow

For invitation to this and other exclusive events, please consider donating to become a member of the Sheen Ceter. Membership benefits vary from free tickets and drinks at events to exclusive event access and merchandise. See back page of this brochure for details, or visit our website: SheenCenter.org (written by Julia)

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2nd Annual Fulton Sheen Memorial

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen! This event will introduce and honor one of the most towering figures in the American Catholic Church of the 20th century. His pioneering and award-winning work in the media helped inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of the faith.

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RISE UP! A Concert for the Holidays

$20.00

BIV presents “Rise Up!” – a concert for the holidays! This concert features a wide range of holiday selections from their Grammy™-nominated work, “Great Joy:  A Gospel Christmas”, as well as 2016’s, “Great Joy II:  Around the World”.  The music of this concert varies in style from Traditional to Spirituals to Gospel with other styles ... Read more

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A Sheen Center Christmas featuring: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Join The Sheen Center for our annual holiday celebration, featuring a celebrity host, a children's choir singing carols, a reading of the classic poem "A Night Before Christmas," and a screening of the original animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Fun for the family!

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Civility in America: Religion

Ross Douthat of The New York Times and James Martin, SJ, of America magazine engaged in a spirited and public dialogue on matters of religion in the US. At this event, the first of a three-part series called Civility in America, Douthat and Martin meet face-to-face for a dialogue about civility in American public and ... Read more

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Raúl Esparza

Raúl Esparza is currently known for his role ADA Rafael Barba on Law & Order: SVU but theater mavens know him for his award-winning performances in Broadway musicals such as Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo, The Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret, and plays including Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, and The Homecoming.

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April 2018

Jesuits and Jedi: Science and Spirituality in the Age of Star Wars

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Blast off for an evening with “The Pope’s astronomer” and popular author, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., an American Jesuit and Director of the Vatican’s observatory (co-author of Would you Baptize an Extraterrestrial?), as he takes us on a tour through the cosmos and some of his favorite (and not-so-favorite) science fiction stories and movies, exploring the spiritual ... Read more

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An Intimate Evening of Conversation with Megyn Kelly

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:00PM

TV Bares Soul Fr. Edward L. Beck, C.P. hosts an intimate conversation with  Megyn Kelly, host of NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY about her career, faith, life choices, struggles and high points. She will also address topics from her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Settle For More: experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace, her confrontation with Donald Trump, the state ... Read more

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May 2018

Luigi Giussani Series on Faith and Modernity

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Can a modern person still reasonably believe in the divinity of Christ? Msgr. Luigi Giussani is well-known as the founder of the Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. He is less known for being an original and innovative thinker and educator, who was able to break through the conventional opposition between liberalism and traditionalism, and to propose Christianity ... Read more

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Pro-Life Feminist

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Join the stars and director of a film about the controversial pro-life feminism movement. Screening of the film will be followed by a live discussion and Q&A from the audience with three of the young leaders of the movement, Aimee Murphy, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, and Christina Bennett, and director Jim Hanon(End of the Spear). This event is sponsored ... Read more

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Pig Pen Theatre Co.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 & Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 7:30pm

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. Their debut album,  Bremen, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country. American Songwriter premiered their follow-up EP,  The Way ... Read more

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Unstoppable: The Musical

May 16–18, 2018

Special Event: Purchase of a premium ticket to the May 16th performance includes access to post-show Meet and Greet with the stars! Light refreshments will be provided. Thank you for supporting Haven Kids Rock! Unstoppable follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids; Adrian, Conrade, Taniesha, Luna, Melody and Malia as they navigate their way through ... Read more

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Inside “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, the largest exhibition The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art has ever done, opening May 10, 2018 in both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Fr. James Martin, S.J. discusses this groundbreaking exhibition with Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute and C. Griffith ... Read more

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June 2018

The Pink Agenda – TPATalks

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 7:00PM

TPA Talks will present a variety of speakers who will discuss their contributions in the fight against breast cancer.  The event will highlight scientists, a nutrition/health expert, as well as breast cancer survivors and a previvior who are shaping the way society thinks about breast cancer. Each speaker will share their experience and the way in which they have used ... Read more

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Little Rock

June 8 - September 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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September 2018

God Friended Me – Sneak Preview

Wednesday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM

Join us for a free sneak preview of the pilot of the new CBS series "God Friended Me."

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La Bruja

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Nuyorican Poets Cafe at The Sheen Center presents Caridad de la Luz a.k.a. "La Bruja" (The "Good" Witch), Puerto Rican poet, actress and activist.

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Jesuits & Jedi Episode II: The Dominicans Strike Back!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Join us as we return to "a galaxy far, far away" for a lively discussion about philosophy, faith and the Force.

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October 2018

Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 6:00PM

Join Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and renowned authors, historians and professors, Terrence Golway and Robert Slayton in a panel discussion exploring the man behind the famous Alfred E. Smith Dinner.

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Third Time’s the Charm: A Night of Poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith and Hanif Abdurraqib

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM

A night of poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib—four incredible poets whose work covers the sadness, fears, anxieties, and joys of living in this wild world.

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The John Courtney Murray, S.J., Lecture

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Speaker: Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute

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14th Annual African American Literary Awards Show

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 6:30PM

First presented in 2004, the African American Literary Award Show is an entertainment event production and marketing company with a focus on writers and authors. It produces an annual Literary Awards Show to recognize, honor, celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements and contributions that African-American authors and writers make to the publishing, arts and entertainment ... Read more

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New York Voices 30th Anniversary Concert

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8PM

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group, New York Voices celebrates their 30th Anniversary with the Sheen Center!

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Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7PM

Screening of the documentary with Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker and producer, Helen Whitney

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Called by God: An Evening with Mother Dolores Hart and Rachael Collins

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7PM

Join author Rachael Collins and former Hollywood actress Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., for an evening celebrating the joyful journey of finding your purpose in life. The program will start at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a book signing afterward around 8:00 p.m. Rachael Collins, the author of Called By God: Discernment and Preparation for ... Read more

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For Love Alone

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30PM

his 17-minute film uses the testimony of religious sisters, their family members, and even those they serve, as well as stunning images and music, to convey to the world the beauty of religious life.

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John Patrick Shanley – NYC Workshop

October 21 - 25, 2018

Pulitzer Prize, Tony- and Academy Award-winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley in his very first New York workshop.

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The 2018 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 8PM

Freedom from Reality? A lecture by D. C. Schindler, on the essence of freedom and its forgotten origins

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Page Meets Stage with Sharon Olds & Ocean Vuong

Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 6PM

The iconic Sharon Olds meets one of her star former students at NYU, Ocean Vuong, and the two trade poems all night long. Hosted by Taylor Mali.

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November 2018

The Justice Film Festival

November 1 - 4, 2018

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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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 9 - December 30, 2018

Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into "No Man's Land" singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music & peace.

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George Winston

November 26 and 27, 2018 @ 8PM

George Winston makes a triumphant return to The Sheen Center after his sold out show in 2017. He will once again be playing favorite pieces spanning his five-decade career

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December 2018

A Celebration Of The Songs Of Maggie Roche

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 8PM

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche and special guests celebrate the music of Maggie Roche

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Annual Fulton Sheen Lecture

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1PM

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen!

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Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Five of New York’s most distinguished contemporary pianists join together to perform Olivier Messiaen’s monumental and profound "Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jésus" (Twenty Gazes on the Infant Jesus) in a theatrical evening of music accompanied by visual projections

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LÚNASA: Christmas from Ireland

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 7:30PM

An evening hosted by Lúnasa’s renowned MC & teller of tall stories, Kevin Crawford. Featuring guest singers, together creating a musical, spoken word and entertainment tapestry that takes the audience back to the band's Irish homeland in the days leading up to Christmas.

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A Sheen Center Christmas with Jamie Parker

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 7PM

This year's celebration will feature a children's choir singing carols, a reading of the classic poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Broadway's Harry Potter and Tony Nominee, Jamie Parker!

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Civility in America: On Campus

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Princeton Professors Robert P. George and Cornel West discuss the importance of freedom of speech in the search for truth, both on campus and in wider society

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January 2019

Scór on Broadway

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7PM

Scór is the cultural wing of the Gaelic Athletic Association. During the winter months when the playing season ends, GAA Clubs continue to compete for an all-Ireland Champion’s Title, on stage, through 8 separate cultural competitions since 1969. In 2016 Origin invited the GAA Scór Nua Eabhrac Champions to perform on Broadway as part of ... Read more

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