Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday
By Catherine Patwell

Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday

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Alice turns 150-years old this year! And her friends at the Lewis Carroll Society of North America are inviting all to celebrate Carroll’s beloved tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with a 9-day city-wide slew of events, from Oct. 2-11.

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Highlights include the annual Mad Hatter Day, which take place Tuesday, Oct. 6 this year, followed by a 2-day colloquium discussing the many translations of the cherished book. This conference takes place Oct. 7 and 8 at The Grolier Club. The festivities continue with Alice in the Popular Culture, another 2-day exploration of Alice’s legacy in literature, film, art, and fashion.  These seminars take place Oct. 9 and 10 at the New York Institute of Technology’s Manhattan campus. The events conclude on Oct. 11, at the New York University’s Global Center with Alice Palooza, which will feature video games, comics, movies, anime, cosplay, and all-things-Alice.

These events are part of a year-long global celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, coordinated by the Lewis Carroll Society.  There are many ongoing exhibitions throughout New York City, including the 150 Years of Wonderland exhibit at The Morgan Library & Museum, which features Carroll’s original manuscript, on lend from The British Library. This exhibit runs through Oct. 11.  Alice’s Adventures at Columbia features memorabilia from Columbia University’s centennial Alice celebration of 1932. The exhibit is at the Butler Library, and runs through Jan. 29, 2016. 

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is debuting Alice Live!, a showcase of dance, theater, and music. This exhibition will also be screening historical Alice films, and runs Oct.2-Jan. 16, 2016. The Players Theatre also presents a family-friendly Alice in Wonderland musical, which runs Oct. 11- Nov. 8.

Exhibitions, readings, talks, and conferences are also begin held at New York University’s Bobst Library, The National Museum of Mathematics, the 92nd Street Y, and The Player’s Theater. For a full list of events, exhibits, and performances visit alice150.com, or lewiscarroll.org

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