On Sunday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m. in Harbor View Hall’s Gatehouse Lounge, please join Completely Student Productions for “The New Century” by Paul Rudnick, a series of short comedies about people and their specific circumstances in the new century. From a Long Island mother with three gay children, to an aging homosexual in New York City, to a Midwestern craftswoman and mother who has lost her son to AIDS, “The New Century” shoves its characters and their circumstances into the face of its audience, leaving us wondering where exactly this new century may be heading. The production is directed by Kelly Hubbell. For more information, email Brian Falduto.
On Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church (309 St. Paul’s Ave., S.I.), please join the Wagner College Treble Concert Choir for its spring concert, “O Wisdom,” conducted by Beth Johanning. The program will include music by Hildegard von Bingen, Pergolesi, Poulenc, Duruflé, Morley, W. Schuman, R. Vaughan Williams, B. Wesby, Bernstein and P.D.Q. Bach. Admission $15; children under 18 free.
On Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spiro Sports Center’s Sutter Gymnasium, the Archaeology Society of Staten Island will hold its 2014 Archaeology Fair. Join Wagner College students and professors as they explore ancient cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, analyze human remains, and dig their way through a mock excavation to find interesting artifacts! Many other hands-on activities, informative talks and authentic artifact displays will be featured at this event. For more details, visit the fair’s Web page, and see this page for a list of exhibitors.
On Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in Campus Hall 201, please join Prof. Margarita Sanchez and her EYH class, “Stories of Love and Death in García Márquez,” for a visit with noted Colombian photographer Nereo López Meza, who documented Gabriel García Márquez’s journey to Sweden to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, and with novelist and journalist Gustavo Orango, author of “Un ramo de nomeolvides (A Bouquet of Forget-Me-Nots),” an early biography of García Márquez. Note that this program will be entirely in Spanish.
On Thursday, April 24 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join the Wagner College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Ben Sher, for its end-of-the-year jam featuring special guest, former faculty member and Wagner College favorite Barbara Lee. The program of toe-tappin’ contemporary jazz will include compositions by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Airto Moreira, Ray Charles and more.
On Thursday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall’s Manzulli Boardroom, please join us for this year’s observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring keynote speaker Bronia Brandman, co-author of “The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust.” A free kosher buffet lunch will open the program. Reservations are required. RSVP to Lori Weintrob. For more information, visit our online events calendar.
On Wednesday, April 23 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join the Wagner College Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Ben Sher for a concert program that will include compositions by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Mussorgsky, traditional Cuban and Celtic folk music, plus swing and samba. Guitarists will include Will Pegg, Landon Akiyama, Stephanie DeFilippi, Michael Kirby McGann, Stephen Williamson and Cameron Alexander.
On Wednesday, April 23 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Union 203, join the Center for Leadership and Engagement for a discussion of the Oscar-nominated documentary film, “5 Broken Cameras,” which was screened earlier in the week. The film presents “an extended, highly personal view of life in a West Bank village adjacent to Israel’s controversial security fence,” according to the New York Times review by A.O. Scott. Watch the trailer on the film’s website.
On Tuesday, April 22 at 4:15 p.m. in Spiro 2, the faculty will hold its monthly meeting.