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February 1

2PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

In Claude Lanzmann’s seminal nine-and-a-half-hour film SHOAH, he chose not to use any images of the Holocaust, telling the story instead of solely through the words of the witnesses. By contrast, art historian Georges Didi-Huberman and contemporary artist Gerhard Richter have both emphasized the power of images to reflect and educate — the former in his book Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz, and the latter in a series of paintings titled “Birkenau.” Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Fritz Ascher Society for a lecture exploring the tension between these different perspectives on images, words, and the Holocaust with German art history and curator Eckhart Gillen. Gillen will ground the discussion in the example of Boris Lurie, the subject of the Museum’s special exhibition Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, who used art to access his buried memories before he was able to address them with words. Free; suggested $ 10 donation

6PM

AGENDA

1. 456 Greenwich Street Hotel Parking & Loading Zone Request – Discussion & Resolution

2. Reducing Use of Citibikes on Sidewalks (Continued from January) – Discussion & resolution

3. Temporary Moratorium on Street Co-Namings – Discussion & resolution

February 2

11AM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a virtual walking tour of Venice, Italy, home to one of the oldest Jewish ghettos in the world. Established in 1516, the Venetian Ghetto became a model for other Jewish ghettos elsewhere. The Ghetto was home to the world’s first “skyscrapers” and the first-ever production of William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, noted for its anti-Semitic themes. On our walking tour, we will explore the neighborhood’s establishment; the history of Napoleon’s march on Venice in 1797, when restrictions on the city’s Jewish residences were lifted; and the Nazi occupation of Venice in 1943. $ 36

12NOON

Museum of American Financial History

Wednesday Webinar. Eight-part series on retirement planning. These programs are designed to introduce you to the many possible sources of retirement income and resources, including social security, medicare, pension options including 401 (k) s, individual retirement accounts and annuities, as well as the complex issues faced when planning for loved ones with wills and / or trusts. Today: The Importance of Retirement Planning. Gerri Walsh reviews the importance of compound interest and the many tax-deferred opportunities that help individuals plan for a comfortable and stress-free retirement. Free

6PM

AGENDA

1. Priority Repair Work for the World Trade Center River Water Pump Station Beneath Kowsky Plaza – Presentation by the World Trade Center Department of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

2. Increasing Public Bathroom Access in Battery Park City – Discussion

3. Homeowners Coalition Update – Pat Smith, President of the BPC Homeowners Coalition

4. BPC Security Update – Patrick Murphy, Director of Security, Allied Universal

5. BPCA Report – Nicholas Sbordone, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Battery Park City Authority

February 3

February 3 – 5

Brookfield Place

Ring in the Year of the Tiger at Brookfield Place! Experience a multi-day celebration that includes a live ice carving, kids crafts and more! Discover ice sculptures by the New York City-based art collective, Okamoto Studio, on the Waterfront Plaza. In celebration of the Lunar New Year there will be a live ice carving and display all weekend long. Free

2PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Elly Gotz was born in 1928 in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. When he was 13 years old, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and Elly and his family were forced into a ghetto. When the ghetto was later liquidated, Elly was transported to the Dachau concentration camp, where he labored in an underground factory for a German company named Moll. After being liberalized in 1945, Elly and his family lived in Germany, desperate to emigrate. In the spring of 1947, they were accepted to Norway as refugees, and later that year they were able to immigrate to Zimbabwe to join extended family members. Elly eventually moved to Johannesburg and then Toronto, where they established several businesses and achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. In 2017, at the age of 89, they fulfilled another dream by going skydiving. Join the Museum for a Stories Survive program with Elly Gotz exploring his remarkable journey of survival and rebuilding. Free; suggested $ 10 donation,

6PM

Fulton Street

Iron Buddha. Reservations are released at 10AM every Monday the week before class. Free Howard Hughes Corporation

6:30 PM

China Institute

Is design art? In the hands of Han Feng, it sure is. The Hangzhou-born clothing designer first brought her fashion work into the performing arts with costumes for Anthony Minghella’s Madame Butterfly at the English National Opera and the Met Opera. Her bespoke couture designs meld Chinese motifs and craftmanship with a bold, modern sensibility. Her passion for the connections between design and art has now led her to open a gallery in Shanghai and to support emerging artists through a residency in New York. Join us online as Han Feng discusses inspiration, designs and art with her longtime friend, Nancy Berliner, Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Free

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