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Concert for America with Tina Fey, Chita Rivera, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Concert for America, The Great Hall, Cooper Union

After a day of protests, Concerts for America presented a star-studded program at historic Cooper Union to be broadcast July 8.

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‘Orchid Evenings’ at Daniël Ost’s Triumphant New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

2018 NYBG Orchid Show, Orchid Evenings, Belgian Floral Artist, Daniel ost

At night, the blooms seem to vibrate transcendently. You smell dense aromas of the chocolate, vanilla, jasmine, and lemon scents of the dancing-lady orchids. Especially during these Orchid Evenings, the senses delight.

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Steering a Course for Citizenship in an Age of Terrorism: ‘We Are Not Afraid’ by Gila Lustiger

Gila Lustiger We Are Not Afraid

Lustiger learns to disrespect the government's futile gestures, which mostly exacerbate a burning sense among those immigrants and children of immigrants of being belittled, disrespected, and neglected. Instead she comes to a sense of collective responsibility, a focus on 'us' rather than 'them.'

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