Sunday Series


Sunday, October 23, 2016      3pm




Pre-Election Dialogue

Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and co-host of Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect, has covered every American election since 1988. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the most frequent guest in the history of Charlie Rose. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2014, Halperin served as editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time and John Heilemann is managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, leading Bloomberg’s political and policy coverage, including news, analysis, commentary, and data analytics across all of the company’s platforms. He is also the co-host of With All Due Respect, a daily political TV show on Bloomberg TV and a regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Heilemann was the national affairs editor for New York magazine and Halperin and Heilemann co-authored Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, the No. 1 New York Times best seller chronicling the 2008 presidential campaign, and its sequel, Double Down: Game Change 2012.


Sunday, November 13, 2016      3pm




It’s the ultimate show tune extravaganza
performed by some of New York’s top vocalists!

It’s a musical afternoon you’ll never forget!

Chicago • The Phantom of the Opera •
Jersey Boys • Les Miserables • Wicked • The Sound of Music • Mamma Mia • Cabaret • The Lion King •
and more!

Celebrate Broadway’s biggest songs from Broadway’s biggest blockbusters featuring Broadway’s biggest stars! Come experience all of the show-stopping tunes you love from Broadway’s biggest HITS.


Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016      3pm






robert-klein-sundayRobert Klein has entertained audiences for more than 40 years. He continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, They’re Playing Our Song. In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig. In 1975 he was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office, and has since performed numerous HBO specials, releasing Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005, a collectors DVD box set to critical acclaim. He has starred and guest starred on dozens of television shows and in many notable films.
The years 2014 and 2015 have been busy years for Klein. He’s appeared on Madame Secretary starring Tea Leoni on CBS, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! starring Ian Ziering, on Syfy. Most recently, he guest stars as Laura Diamond’s grouchy but lovable father, Leo, on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura starring Debra Messing. He is also the subject of a new documentary, Robert Klein: Still Can’t Stop His Leg, for the Weinstein Company, which is scheduled for release in late 2016 .

Nicolas King Sings the American Songbook king-sunday

Performing since age 4, he was first seen on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, then in A Thousand Clowns opposite Tom Selleck, and in Hollywood Arms directed by Hal Prince, all before the age of 13. Other credits include several television appearances as well was over two dozen national television commercials. Nicolas performed as Liza Minelli’s opening act from 2002-2012. He received a Grammy consideration for his latest album, Nineteen, with jazz great Mike Renzi.

MARCH 2017

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017      3pm



Former Ambassador THOMAS PICKERING

Thomas PickeringThe Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Thomas R. Pickering is Vice Chairman of Hills & Company. Ambassador Pickering served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000) and as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador; Nigeria, and Jordan. He also was the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York, where he led the U.S. effort to build a coalition in the UN Security Council during and after the first Gulf War. He has held additional positions in Tanzania, Geneva, and Washington, including as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs and as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger. After retiring from the State Department in 2000, Ambassador Pickering joined The Boeing Company as Senior Vice President, International Relations and member of the Executive Council.

APRIL 2017

Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017      3pm



LET’S HANG ON! —seasons-sunday
4 fantastic performers and an energized 4-piece band
pay TRIBUTE to

While paying tribute to all the “Seasons” details and The Jersey Boys, Let’s Hang On! captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups ever. seasons-sundayThis full blown stage show includes all the great Four Seasons’ hits presented in a high-energy, polished production.

For over six years and 400+ shows, Let’s Hang On! has been entertaining sold out venues coast to coast. New York to Las Vegas, Florida to Utah, California to Hawaii, they continue to perform for groups as large as 5,000. Many of these dates are return engagements that sell out again and again. Over the peat three years, they have sold out six consecutive shows at a major casino showroom in Las Vegas.

alley-cats-sundayThe Yale Alley Cats

An all male, undergraduate a cappella singing group at Yale University, the Alley Cats were founded in 1943, making them the third oldest underclassmen a cappella group at Yale. The group’s early repertoire was alley-cats-sundaybased in jazz, and its current arrangements cover Motown, pop music, folk music, and various other music genres. Each year, the Cats go on three tours, many of them international, performing for public and private audiences. (This year they are coming to perform for SCW Cultural Arts, and we are very excited about that!!)


Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017  3pm



Guest Speaker

brinkley-sundayThe Evolution of the American Presidency

Douglas Brinkley currently is a professor of history at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian. His most recent book, The Nixon Tapes (July 2014), offers a selection of fascinating scenes including the year Nixon opened relations with China, negotiated the SALT I Arms Agreement with the Soviet Union, and won a landslide re-election victory—providing a never-before-seen glimpse into a flawed president’s hubris, paranoia and political genius. Brinkley is a sought-after commentator on U.S. presidential history and has written books on Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. CNN has declared Brinkley to be “a man who knows more about the presidency than any human being alive.”

Lecture/Book Signing

MAY 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017     3pm





Thomas W. Jones, conductor


Felix Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH

First performed in August of 1846, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Elijah is one of the great works for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. In Elijah, Mendelssohn (1809-1847) wrote a work that pays tribute to the oratorios of Handel and the extended works of Bach conceived in the lyrical and romantic style of Mendelssohn’s day. Taking full advantage of the dramatic opportunities that the prophet Elijah’s story provides, he presents a work of fierce dramatic impact and conveys his interpretation in the emotion, power and intensity of his music, sometimes expressing deep tenderness and love and other times evoking images of violent fire, flood and whirlwind.

This season, the Mineola Choral Society celebrates 69 years of presenting the highest quality choral music to tomjones-sundayLong tomjones-sundayIsland communities. Conductor Thomas W. Jones joined the Mineola Choral Society in 2006. He is also conductor of the Huntington Men’s Chorus and the Stone House Singers, a chamber choir in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The 65-voice chorus rehearses classical choral repertoire as well as fine modern works in a friendly, congenial and dynamic atmosphere of shared music-making, and conveys that experience in concerts with professional soloists and orchestra for the joy and enrichment of its audiences. The Mineola Choral Society is proud to be part of SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel, which provides an “oasis of appreciation” for all art forms.



Sunday, May 21, 2017     3pm


A Dialogue with


Peter Beinart is associate professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and associate beinart-sundayprofessor of political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is an author, a regular contributor to The Atlantic, a senior columnist for Haaretz and a CNN political commentator. His most recent book, The Crisis of Zionism, was published by Times Books in 2012. Beinart has written for numerous periodicals including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Charlie Rose, Meet the Press, and many other television programs. Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduation, Beinart became The New Republic’s managing editor in 1995, senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 he served as the magazine’s editor.

Bret Stephens writes The Wall Street Journal’s foreign affairs column, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is also the paper’s deputy editorial page editor and a member of its editorial board. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28. Stephens frequently appears on television programs, including CNN’s GPS (Global Public Square) with Fareed Zakaria.




JUNE 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017     3pm







Harvey Granatwith special guest

Cheryl Segall

Harvey Granat, popular cabaret singer, Broadway producer and music historian, will sing songs and share wonderful stories about some of our greatest Broadway composers. The program will include selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot and Brigadoon (Lerner & Loewe); Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles (Jerry Herman); and Gypsy, Funny Girl and Bells Are Ringing (Jule Styne).

David Lahm, pianist and recording artist, (and son of one of America’s leading songwriters, Dorothy Fields), will provide piano accompaniment.


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