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Daytime at 92YTribeca is where downtown's most influential, intellectual, lead-your-own-personal-revolution classes, talks and events are delivered by the experts who've made 92nd Street Y one of New York's most revered cultural and social destinations. Here's a sampling:


Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Beef
Mark Schatzker
Steak may be one of the most popular proteins in the Western world, but what makes it so tasty? Mark Schatzker ate 100 pounds of it and visited four continents in search of the perfect steak and the science behind its flavor. Trace our gustatory love affair with bovines and their prehistoric ancestors, and walk away with expert tips to find the ultimate steak—just in time for grilling season.
Thu, May 5, 12-1 pm

A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
Antonino D'Ambrosio with Jeremiah Lockwood
Antonino D'Ambrosio tells the astonishing story—in word, photographs and song—behind Johnny Cash's virtually unknown folk protest record Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. After recording the album during the '60s era of fervent social upheaval, Cash faced backlash from radio stations and fans for speaking out on behalf of Native Americans. D'Ambrosio and Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery perform songs from this groundbreaking album that has influenced musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan.
Pete Seeger has called A Heartbeat and a Guitar, D'Ambrosio's account of this watershed musical event, "a rare work that is beautiful and inspiring."
Wed, May 11, 12-1 pm

Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion
Dilys E. Blum
Italian couturier Roberto Capucci first captured the attention of the international press in 1951, when he presented his collection in Florence. Considered one of Italy's greatest fashion talents, he draws inspiration from art, architecture and nature, and experiments with unconventional materials like raffia, wire and stone. Best known for his iconic "sculpture dresses," with their inventive use of pleating, color and form, Capucci famously transcends the line between fashion and art.
Fri, May 13, 12-1 pm

Dead End Gene Pool: The Decline of the Vanderbilt Dynasty
Wendy Burden
Once one of the wealthiest families in New York, thanks to the inherited fortune of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, by 1955 the Burdens had become a clan of overfunded, quirky, brainy, chauvinistic and ultimately doomed bluebloods on the verge of financial and moral ruin. The great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt offers an irreverent look at the decline of the family dynasty.
Tue, May 17, 12-1 pm

More New York Stories: New York Times Writers on Their Love Affair with the Big Apple
Constance Rosenblum
For New Yorkers, The New York Times' City section was once a favorite part of Sunday afternoons. Former City section editor Constance Rosenblum and select contributors share and discuss some of the best writing that section inspired. These essays are a window on the bustle and richness of city life as well as the human side of New York—all written by some of the city's most eloquent observers.
Wed, May 18, 12-1 pm

The Joy of Sax
Jeffrey Ernstoff
The classical work of Maurice Ravel, the big band era of Duke Ellington, the jazz stylings of Charlie Parker, the Broadway scores of Leonard Bernstein and the pop tunes of Billy Joel all make famous use of the last major Western instrument to be invented: the saxophone. Join for a total immersion into the world of this iconic instrument, complete with live performances, recordings and an industry insider's anecdotes.
Thu, May 19, 12-1 pm

The Public Gardens of New York City
Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry
New York is home to many great gardens—in every borough. Enjoy a virtual tour of many of them, from the most famous to the most hidden away. Learn about major new gardens built in the city within the last 10 years, including masterpieces like the High Line, the Elevated Acre and Teardrop Park.
Fri, May 20, 12-1 pm

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World
Tina Rosenberg
There's a social revolution brewing that utilizes peer pressure to accomplish goals as personal as losing weight and as global as fighting terrorism. Be inspired by stories of peer power in action that has reduced teen smoking in the US, made villages in India healthier, helped minority students get top grades and even led to the fall of Slobodan Miloševic.
Mon, May 23, 12-1 pm

Billy Elliot: Songs and Talk-Back with the Cast
Members of the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Billy Elliot talk about what it's like to bring to life the story of a young man who stumbles out of the boxing ring into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that changes his life forever. The actors playing Billy and his teacher sing some of the tunes that inspired The New York Post to call Billy Elliot Elton John's "best score yet."
Tue, May 24, 12-1 pm


Facebook vs. Google: Allies or Enemies?
David Kirkpatrick and Steven Levy with Steve Lohr
While their businesses seem complementary, Google and Facebook have become fierce competitors, stepping on turf once thought to be the province of the other. The authors of the definitive books on Facebook and Google got unprecedented access to company founders, and share the secrets of their respective subjects, explain each company's culture and place their rivalry in the context of the complicated web of friends and enemies (including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Yahoo) in the digital world.
Wed, May 25, 6:30 pm



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