Stimulating intellectual events and appearances by beloved sports figures this weekend:
The Color of Christ and the Politics of Race in 21st Century America, Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m. The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, NY. The College of New Rochelle Office of Mission and Identity will present “The Color of Christ and the Politics of Race in Twentieth-Century America” a lecture by Dr. Edward J. Blum, Associate Professor, Department of History, San Diego State University. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Sweeny Student Center, Rooms B-C on the Main Campus of the College. For more information, contact Dr. Joan Bailey, Vice President for Mission and Identity, at (914)-654-5547 or email@example.com.
Sarah Lawrence College: 15th Annual Women’s Conference, “15th Annual Women’s History Conference,” Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Yonkers, NY. Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. The two-day conference features a keynote address by historian Alice Kessler-Harris—distinguished professor at Columbia University and author of A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman—and a roundtable discussion moderated by Blanche Wiesen Cook about the life and work of pioneering feminists Amy Swerdlow and Gerda Lerner. Registration required. For more information, e-mail Tara James at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 395-2405.
Ray Rice Superbowl Celebration, Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m, New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY. Baltimore Ravens Running Back—and New Rochelle native—Ray Rice will be at the front steps of New Rochelle City Hall Saturday morning for a celebration of his team's victory at the Super Bowl. The entire community is invited and encouraged to wear purple! Presented by the City of New Rochelle and the City School District of New Rochelle with support from BodyArmor, among others.
, Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 230 Main St., White Plains, NY. Come meet Amar’e Stoudemire Captain of the New York Knicks and a six-time NBA All-Star. He will be signing STAT: Standing Tall And Talented—a SLAM DUNK kid’s fiction series based on his own life growing up, as he overcame many obstacles to become one of the most popular figures in sports today. Book purchase required. You must show an original receipt from Barnes & Noble or BN.com for Slam Dunk (STAT #3) to get a wristband. Wristbands will be given starting at 10 AM, 3/2. Line up begins at 1 PM on a first-come, first-served basis. No memorabilia please. For more information, call 914-397-2420.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka at the Microsoft Store, Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m. The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and co-author Jon Chattman will be at the Microsoft retail store at The Westchester to sign copies of their book Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story. Customers can take a picture with “Superfly,” or challenge him to a match in WWE Legends of Wrestlemania on Xbox 360.
Freedom! A 150 Year Commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation, Through March 31. New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave. Rotunda Gallery, First Floor, New Rochelle, NY. The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents “Freedom! A 150 Year Commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation” at the Rotunda Gallery through March 31. The show, which invited artists to explore the themes of freedom in every day life -- on the national front and in the global community -- features works by Murray Beaver, Cristina Cerone, Robert Cotnoir, Anne Therese Dillen, Cecelia Duncan, Livia Gus, Ellen Lazarus, Barbara Levine, Maristela Margutti, Lisa Post, Wendy Vigroux, Judith Weber, Hubert Williams and John Wright. Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information visit www.newrochellearts.org.