January 2016 at Charles B. Wang Center
A Letter from the Director
I’d like to wish you a happy new year. I hope that this Year of the Monkey is a healthy and prosperous one for you and your family. This last year has been an amazing one for the Charles B. Wang Center community. Our network of friends both new and longtime, from on campus and all across Long Island, have shown unprecedented enthusiasm for our programs. Their input and energy have even helped to shape the artistic and cultural programs we develop.
If our spring season is any indication, 2016 will be just as exciting.
Expect a number of unexpected programs to feed the mind and the soul. We’ll be featuring lectures on the intersection of Buddhism and stand-up comedy, a theater production that explores what it’s like to be Muslim in New York City, and a performance by one of the best taiko drum groups in Japan. Our arts exhibitions will cover the spectrum from art that uses buildings as a canvas to Korean digital comics.
Come see what this spring has in store for you. Our full schedule of programs is online and can be found at public libraries throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. As you browse, please remember that our lectures, hands-on workshops, Chinese New Year celebrations and cherry blossom festival all continue to be very popular, and early booking is advised!
I look forward to meeting and getting the chance to talk with you this spring, about what captures your imagination and what programming you would like to see more of.
Best wishes and happy Year of the Monkey,
Jinyoung A. Jin
Director of Cultural Programs