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Coffee And Tea Festival Brightens Up The Weekend

For a great chance to explore all aspect of our national obsession with caffene, the 4th annual Coffee and Tea Festival NYC will be host to a spectacular collection of coffee and tea companies from around the country at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th St. between 6th and 7th Ave.).
Yoon Hee Kim
Open to both the trade and the public from 11 am - 6 pm on 4-18 and 11 am - 5 pm on 4-19, 2009, the show serves as an opportunity for gustatory professional and the public to meet on this common ground--a love for coffee and tea.

Included among the featured exhibitors for the 2009 show are the following companies:
Omoma Coffee, SerendipiTea, Café La Paz, Tay Tea, Tavalon, Starbucks, Harney & Sons Tea, Green Mountain Coffee, Keurig, Guayaki Yerba Mate, El Pedral Gourmet Coffee, Hancha Tea, Zen Green Tea Liqueur, Srina Tea, Vittoria Café Coffee, TeLight, Sacred Rose Tea, and Jalima Coffee.

The show will also feature some extraordinary related products including Best Friends Cocoa, Biscottea, Deborah’s Kitchen, Chip ‘N Dipped Cookie Co., Erica’s Rugelach, and Taste of Home Bakery.

In addition to booths, tastings and opportunities to buy unique products, this two-day event  also features a full program of presentations from well-known industry pros and pioneers.

Some of the highlights include:
• Home Roasting 101
Presented by Donny Raus, President of Northeast Roasters Group.
• Korean Loose Leaf Tea Ceremony
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim of the Korean Tea Culture Foundation.
• Chocolate Tasting
Hosted by Dina Cheney, author of "Tasting Club."
• Afternoon Tea: Tips Terms, and Traditions
Presented by Ellen Easton.
• The Art of Coffee Cupping & Tasting
Hosted by Marcela Zuchovicki of Jalima Coffee, Sponsored by Gillies Coffee.
• From Garden to Cup: Journey With Tea
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim,
Korean Tea Culture Foundation.
• Think Outside the Cup: Creating Coffee-And Tea-Infused Desserts,
Presented by Celebrity Chef Melody McGinley Whitelaw.
• Turkish Coffee & Culture, Presented by Sule Akoglu of The Turkish
Cultural Center.
• Korean Powdered Green Tea Ceremony
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim, Korean Tea Culture Foundation.
• Green Teas of China, Korea and Japan
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim, Sponsored by TeaClassics.
• Tea Cocktails
presented by Chris Cason, Tea Sommelier at Tavalon

The 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, the official charity of the event. Cup for Education helps poor and rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities and provide the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers.

Goodie bags will be also be available to attendees each day and include samples from: Adagio Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Wholesome Sweeteners, The Tea House Times, Glee Gum, Teeccino, Choice Organic Tea, Chopsticks Magazine, and others.

An all day pass includes sampling of the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the special

for more info:  

The 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC
April 18th and 19th, 2009 

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St.
631 940 7290  


PEN World Voices Festival 2013

Assembling academics, writers, philosophers, and great thinkers the world over, the 9th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature (April 29 – May 5, 2013, various venues) is like an intellectual version of the Avengers, just substitute fighting aliens with contemplating the human condition. An open letter written by the festival organizers states that PEN World Voices brings “remarkable writers, journalists, philosophers from all over the world to our City, where we discuss and debate some of the most sensitive issues of our lives today.”

Speakers at the festival include:

  • Judith Butler
  • Eduardo Galeano
  • Joy Harjo
  • Aleksandar Hemon
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Ursula Krechel
  • Fran Lebowitz
  • Claudio Magris
  • Pierre Michon
  • Téa Obreht
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Sapphire
  • Charles Simic
  • Naomi Wolf

The opening night (April 29) lecture on bravery in arts, politics, and society and is hosted by comedian Baratunde Thurston, formerly ofThe Onion and author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black.

PEN World has several lecture series on various topics, including obsession and the role it plays in the creative process (Naomi Wolf on Truth) and workshops for aspiring artists and writers (What the Wu-Tang Clan Tells Us About Political Publishing with Bhaskar Sunkara).

One of the more unusual events is The Quiet Volume, a performance conducted by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, which is described as “A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books.”

As one of the most major literary events in New York, PEN World Voices offers a wide array of speakers and views, making it an engaging literary event on a global scale.

To learn more, go to:

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
April 29 – May 5, 2013

Various Venues

New Yorker Festival: Art, Literature & Humorous Captions

new yorkerAssembling a unique amalgamation of minds from the worlds of entertainment, literature, the arts, and culture, The New Yorker Festival (October 5 – 7, 2012) addresses the forefront of art and culture.

Spread throughout Manhattan (locations include The Frick Collection (1 East 70th St.), the South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton St.), and the Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd St.), among others), the NYF is split into several categories with various speakers.

Read more: New Yorker Festival: Art,...

Author Events at Moving Image: Dan Callahan on Barbara Stanwyck and Geoff Dyer on Andrei Tartakovsky

Con artists, femme fatales, Russians and Western gunslingers – mixing together better than peanut butter and jelly. Right? Well, find out for yourself!  In the coming weeks, two of the season’s most significant film books will be celebrated by Museum of the Moving Image with two author events featuring film screenings, discussions, and book signings.

On Sunday, February 19, film scholar Dan Callahan, author of Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman, will explore the life and art of the great Hollywood star with a double-feature screening of two of Stanwyck’s most acclaimed movies. In The Lady Eve, Stanwyck is a con-artist who seduces a naïve snake collector on a ship. According to Callahan, this is “Stanwyck’s funniest, most confident, and most unabashedly romantic performance.”  Forty Guns, director Samuel Fuller’s cracked Arizona gunslinger epic, pits a new pacifist marshal (Barry Sullivan) and his brothers against the oppressive rancher Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck) and her posse of 40 hired guns for control of the county. Naturally, the marshall and Jessica fall head over heels in love, much to the chagrin and confusion of the good and bad guys. Easily one of the wildest and most grandly weird westerns in cinema history. Screenings will be followed by discussions and book signings by Callahan.

On Sunday, March 11, celebrated novelist and New York Times columnist Geoff Dyerwill participate in a conversation about his obsession with the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, a subject at the core of his discursive and fascinating new book Zona. This dialogue with Dyer, moderated by the Museum’s Chief Curator David Schwartz, will be followed by a book signing and a screening of The Mirror, Tarkovsky’s stream-of-consciousness autobiographical film set in World War II-ravaged Russia, cited as the inspiration for Terrence Malick’s Academy Award-nominated film, The Tree of Life. A book signing will follow the screening.

All screenings and discussions are free with Museum admission. Book signings will take place in the Museum store.

For more information, visit or call 718 777 6888.
Barbara Stanwyck Double Feature with introductions by Dan Callahan 
February 19, 2012

Geoff Dyer on Tarkovsky, Cinema, and Life, with screening of The Mirror
March 11, 2012

Museum of the Moving Image
36 35th Ave
Astoria, NY

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Tomoko Kawamoto
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718 777 6830

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, 10:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Holiday hours: Museum open on Monday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Film Screenings: Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and as scheduled.
Museum Admission: $12.00 for adults; $9.00 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $6.00 for children ages 3-18. Children under 3 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for special screenings and events may be purchased in advance by phone at 718 777 6800 or online.


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