PCNY Member Experience Spring 2020




Shakespeare’s First Folio: A Conversation and Readings from the Bard’sWorks and Viewing Hosted by Christie’s THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 6:00PM DOORS OPEN, *6:30PM CONVERSATION AND READINGS , 8:00PM WINE RECEPTION ANDVIEWING OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO In partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe in London and Christie’s Auctioneers, PCNY hosts an evening celebrating Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies , often referred to as the “First Folio.” This special evening will feature remarks and discussion on the history of this landmark publication, a dramatic reading by actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, and a private viewing of the genuine and complete copy of the First Folio being auctioned at Christie’s on April 24. Published in 1623 by Shakespeare’s friends and fellow actors, John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio brought together 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, including 18 that were previously unpublished and that may have otherwise been lost forever. Among the rescued works are Macbeth , Twelfth Night , Measure for Measure, and Julius Caesar . Shakespeare’s First Folio is being sold on behalf of Mills College in Oakland, California and is estimated to sell between $4-$6 million. This remarkable sale marks the first time in nearly 20 years that a complete copy of the First Folio has come to auction. Only six complete copies are known to be in private hands. Neil Constable is Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, a world-renowned performing arts venue and educational charity dedicated to the exploration and understanding of Shakespeare through education and performance. Constable trained in stage management and technical theater at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked extensively in the theater and arts industry for over 35 years. He is a Governor, Trustee or Member of a number of organizations, including the Charted Management Institute, Guildhall School, Society of London Theatre, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the Royal Theatrical Support Trust. Margaret Ford is International Head of Books and Manuscripts at Christie’s. A recognized authority on early printing, Ford is an active member of the development board of the Globe Theatre. Ford has published widely and spoken at the Library of Congress, the British Library, and the Grolier Club and has given bibliographical masterclasses at Cambridge University Library. Ford is President of the Bibliographical Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Grolier Club and the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie. Host Christine Loomis Members: Free; Guests: $15. Christie’s, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Princeton Club of NewYork proudly co-host this event. *Please note early start time.


Italy’s Food and Motor Valley: Fast Cars, Slow Food

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 6:30PM APERITIVO, 7:00PM CONVERSATION Reservations are required and become final sale on Friday, March 27.

Join us for a celebration of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region dubbed both “Food Valley” and “Motor Valley” for its lush foods and luxury vehicles. Enjoy a traditional Italian aperitivo, as you nibble on Italian gourmet specialties and sip classic Italian drinks. Food historian Francine Segan will then chat with cuisine and car experts, Dino Barri with Eataly and Dr. Frank Celenza, race car driver and sportscar historian. “Food Valley” is an apt sobriquets for a region renowned for many of the world’s most famed Italian foods such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, tortellini, and more.The region is equally famous for being the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and home to the world’s highest concentration of sports cars brands including Dallara, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Ducati. In addition to manufacturing, the area has a wealth of attractions, including 11 car museums and 19 impressive collections, and yearly events such as Mille Miglia and the four-day Motor Valley Fest, making it a must-visit destination for motoring fans. Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian culture, is also a noted food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books, including her most recent two on Italy: Dolci: Italy’s Sweets and Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy . She has appeared on several television programs, including the Today show and The Early Show , and has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, the Food Network, and the History, Sundance and Discovery channels. Although a practicing dentist in Manhattan by profession, Dr. Frank Celenza is also an accomplished race car driver participating nationally and internationally in both long distance endurance events and sprint races. He became an active Porsche Club of America Club Racer and rose to prominence there, winning many races and eventually becoming the two-time Porsche 944 Super Cup National Champion. His experiences are chronicled on his website and many of his races may be viewed onYouTube. Dino Barri is Vice President of Global Partnerships for Eataly, a chain of the largest Italian retail and dining experiences in the world. Born and raised in Bra, a small town in Piemonte, Barri started his career in the food realm in 2000, when Slow Food hired him to organize and coordinate all their gastronomic events. In 2008, he started collaborating with Eataly Turin Lingotto, where he soon became in charge of opening new Eataly stores all around the world. Barri moved to NewYork in 2010 to launch the first US location, Eataly New York. Continue the festivities at the Bar & Grill and enjoy Chef Michael’s special prix fixe Italian dinner. For dining reservations, please call 212.596.1205. Host Alessandra Gagliardi. Members: $25++; Guests: $35++ .

Francine Segan

Neil Constable

Dr. Frank Celenza

Margaret Ford

Dino Barri

Shakespeare’s Globe

Ferrari Museum

Shakespeare’s Globe





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