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The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

At Morgan Library & Museum August 8, 2015 In his latest book, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, illuminates the friendship between Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories. Douglas-Fairhurst examines how this relationship stirred Carroll’s imagination and influenced the creation of Wonderland. A book signing follows the talk. Saturday, August 8, 2 pm* *The exhibition Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland is open until 6 pm. Free with museum admission.

Theatrical Reading of the Mad Tea Party

At the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza September 19, 2015 The LCSNA will be staging an Official Bookend Event for the Brooklyn Book Festival! We will be doing a reading of the Mad Tea Party and answering questions at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza at 11:00 on Saturday, September 19. Come see us there! gdlr_divider type=”solid” size=”50%” ]

The Brooklyn Books, Art, Photos and Design Expo

At the Brooklyn Expo Center September 19-20, 2015 Representatives of Alice150 will have a table at the Expo to engage attendees in conversation about the Alice150 celebration, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Lewis Carroll. Stephanie Lovett, the president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will be one of those present. There will be performance readings of a chapter from Alice twice each day.

Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland

At the Sony Wonder Technology Lab October 1-30, 2015. Go behind-the-scenes and see what went into the making of the modern live-action Disney production of “Alice in Wonderland” (2010). With visual and motion effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Alice’s adventures come to life in truly wondrous ways. Running time: 14 mins.

Unbounded: An Evening at MoMath – the Art and Magic of Alice

At the Museum of Mathematics October 2, 2015 Journey down the rabbit hole to Unbounded!  Commemorate the upcoming 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at a themed edition of MoMath’s adult-only night at the Museum.  Explore MoMath through the looking glass, and make sure to keep an eye out for wild tea parties!  Costumes are welcome.

On A Golden Afternoon: Lewis Carroll’s Premiere Alice Performance

At NYPL Library of the Performing Arts October 3, 2015 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a performance. On a “golden afternoon” in 1862 Lewis Carroll improvised the story aloud, as he looked after and entertained the three daughters of Henry Liddell, including, most importantly, the precocious Alice Liddell. Charlie Lovett, author, scholar and curator of the Library’s current exhibition, shares the details of Carroll’s love for performing and his invention of Alice in Wonderland. See artifacts from Carroll’s world up close. Participate in a reading from a facsimile of Carroll’s own hand written early draft of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and enjoy a morning of storytelling, wordplay, and interactive Wonderland fun. Reserve your seat HERE starting August 19 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts’ Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.) This program takes place in the Library for the Performing Arts’ Cafe, on the first floor, plaza level. Enter via the Cafe entrance by ascending the stairs at the corner of Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St. Mobility impaired people may enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave.

Who’s Alice: An Evening with Kate Burton, David Del Tredici, Andre Gregory, and Monica Edinger

At NYPL Library of the Performing Arts October 5, 2015 In 1982 the acclaimed actress Kate Burton launched her career portraying Alice in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Alice in Wonderland. With Alice Symphony, Haddock’s Eyes, In Memory of A Summer Day, and other works, Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici has conjured the sounds of wonderland throughout his career. In 1968 director Andre Gregory and his The Manhattan Project, a renege troupe of alternative theater performers, flung audience down a reinvented, psychedelic rabbit hole. Today, Monica Edinger, celebrated teacher, author, and blogger at “Educating Alice,” helps us understand in Lewis Carroll’s legacy, creating new stories about inquisitive, intelligent, adventurous children. Four great artists come to the Library to examine the enduring allure and fascination of Alice. For Adults Reserve your seat HERE starting September 5 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts’ Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)

Alice’s Adventures at Columbia

At the Butler Library, Room 523, Columbia University October 6, 2015 Dayna Nuhn will give a speech on the celebration at Columbia University of the 100th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s birth in 1932. Reception to follow hosted by the Columbia University Libraries in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler, 6th Floor, East, to view the exhibition “Alice at Columbia.”

Through the Looking-Glass Darkly

At the Butler Library, Columbia University October 6-7, 2015 Performer-writer and Lewis Carroll expert Andrew Sellon gives you a rare and truly revealing private audience with the fascinating Mr. Dodgson in an intimate solo play that dispels the myths and lets you hear from the author and Alice in their own frank, funny, and frabjous words. Shows are at 3:00 and 8:15 PM on Tuesday and 3:00 and 6:30 PM on Wednesday. The show is 75 minutes in duration. Attendees should be 16 years old and above.

Alice in a Digital Wonderland: A Curious Moment in Digital Arts and the Humanities

At the Manhattan College Alumni Room, Manhattan College On October 6, 2015 Wendy Ice will.present a talk based on the production of a deluxe edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by her husband David Delamare.  

Alice in a Digital Wonderland: A Curious Moment in Digital Arts and the Humanities

Alice Film Screening Series

At the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Tuesdays in October starting October 6, 2015 Screenings of a variety of Alice films from 1903 to 1988.

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Translation Dinner

At the Grolier Club October 8, 2015 This formal dinner will honor those who participated in producing the 3-volume compendium of knowledge on editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in foreign language .

Mathematics in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

At the Museum of Mathematics October 8, 2015 Prof. Robin Wilson will speak on Mathematics in Alice and Carroll. The talk will be given at 4:00 PM and again at 7:00PM.

Maxine Schaefer Memorial Reading

At Morgan Library & Museum October 9, 2015 The Lewis Carroll Society of North America presents a theatrical reading for 4th and 5th grade children. 

Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Film Screening

At the Sony Wonder Technology Lab October 10, 2015. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!” This classi 4th and 5th grade childrenc Walt Disney animated feature follows Alice after she tumbles down a rabbit hole into a realm of curious creatures that defy logic at every turn. [G] Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske. Running time: 75 mins. Screenings will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. RSVPs open for this event beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Film Screening

At the Sony Wonder Technology Lab October 10, 2015. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!” In this modern live-action Disney production, with special effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now a teenager, returns to the magical world of Wonderland where she reunites with old friends and learns of her true destiny… to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. [PG] Directed by Tim Burton. Running time: 108 mins. Screening will be at 3:00 p.m. RSVPs open for this event beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Film Screening

At the Sony Wonder Technology Lab October 10, 2015. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!” The screening of this modern live-action Disney production with special effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks is accompanied by behind-the-scenes footage courtesy of Disney and Sony Imageworks.  Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now a teenager, returns to the magical world of Wonderland where she reunites with old friends and learns of her true destiny… to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. [PG] Directed by Tim Burton. Running time: 108 mins. Screening will be at 3:00 p.m. RSVPs open for this event beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015. Sci-Tech Workshop: Animated Wonderlands  Saturday, October 10, 2015 11 a.m.–1 p.m. $6 per participant Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s famous story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by developing your own animated Wonderland! Combine illustrations of the stories’ characters with your very own unique storyline and backdrops. Learn the basic techniques behind stop-motion animation and edit your work, adding final touches and taking a copy of your short movie home. Reservations of up to five (5) children aged 8 and up can be made. RSVPs open for this event beginning Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Maxine Schaefer Memorial Reading

At Morgan Library & Museum October 9, 2015 The Lewis Carroll Society of North America presents a theatrical reading for 4th and 5th grade children. 

Children’s Literature Salon: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 150 Years Later

At the New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building December 12, 2015. Join scholars and specialists Monica Edinger, Michael Patrick Hearn, Charles Santore, and artist Robert Sabuda (of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Pop-Up Book) as they discuss the wit, wonder, and legacy of Lewis Carroll’s most iconic creation as she enters her 150th year. Moderated by Dana Sheridan, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Library – Princeton University.