Mark your calendar: the next chance to hear This Chair Rocks will be at the Coming of Age NYC Social at the Community Service Society, 105 East 22nd Street, Room 4A, 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday May 16.
Standing room only at the Cooper Union’s 200-seat Rose Auditorium on Monday, April 8, and again two nights later for my return engagement at KGB Bar! Thank you so much to all of you who showed up and/or helped me spread the word. Very exciting indeed.
by my friend David Heilbroner, who's co-hosting my return engagement at KGB Bar on April 10 with his wife and filmmaking partner Kate Davis: "It wasn't until Kate and I heard our friend Ashton Applewhite's brilliantly funny and smart "This Chair Rocks," that I realized how much I'd bought into the party line about the reality of aging in modern America. We all think we know: the grim quartet of dementia, depression, disability, dependency. But as Ashton trenchantly makes clear, this is the stuff of myth and needs to be debunked. Which she does in spades.
On Monday, April 8, I'll be giving This Chair Rocks in the Cooper Union's gorgeous new building on the East side of Third Avenue and East 7th. 6:30-8:30. The Rose Auditorium seats 200, so bring a friend. Ideally a friend who's more than 15 years older or younger than you (starting at age 16; no bonus for babies). Door prize for pair with the biggest age difference.
Below, the snappy promotional email that the Geriatric Mental Health Association of NY is sending out to promote my talk on Monday, March 18, at the Silberman School of Social Work. It's co-sponsored by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. Very exciting. My first paying audience too ($15) - but you can see it for free at Senior Planet this Thursday, Feb 21.
Giving my talk a second time at KGB Bar on April 10, at the kind invitation of owner Denis Woychuk, who lifted his glass from behind the bar at the standing-room-only inaugural event and said,"This is our Stonewall!" Yeah, baby.