Civic Salons

In a climate of divisiveness and seclusion, Public Forum is opening its doors to invite audiences to join us every month for Civic Salons: a monthly brunch-time gathering where we can come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies. Each month will feature a different theme and different participants who will bring readings, songs, and a keynote address- all chosen in the hopes of inspiring civic engagement and social change.

Tickets must be picked up by 11:30am on the day of each Civic Salon. The standby line will begin forming at 11am. Seating is general admission. 

 

Civic Salon, January 20

This month's theme was Arts Action Day and the keynote was delivered by Eric Liu (Founder of Citizen University).

Check out the readings from this month's Civic Salon.

Civic Salon, February 25

This month's participants included Paola Mendoza (Artistic Director, Women's March), Alejandro Rodriguez (poet), and Shaina Taub (musician).

Check out the readings from this month's Civic Salon.

Civic Salon, March 25

This month's participants included young activists Marlon Rajan (senior, NYC Lab High School; New York Civil Liberites Union Teen Activist Project) and Aaliyha Johnson (freshman, Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets [YO S.O.S.]), poet William Lohier (New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Urban Word NYC), and musician Phoebe Rosenblum (junior, La Guardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts).

Check out the readings from this month's Civic Salon.

Civic Salon, April 22

This month's participants included Maria Hinojosa, Sonia Guiñansaca, and Michael Thurber.

Check out the readings from this month's Civic Salon.

Civic Salon, May 20

This month's participants include Ravi Gurumurthy (Chief Innovation Officer, International Rescue Committee), poet Jessica Hagedorn, and musician Dani Lencioni.

Check out the readings from this month's Civic Salon.

The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.