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Jerry's Library: Jerome Robbins, Library Champion

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium

111 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023

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As a young boy, Jerome Robbins’ budding imagination was nourished in the children’s room of The New York Public Library. In 1965, after achieving paramount success, Robbins fueled the growth of the Dance Collection of the Library for the Performing Arts by donating a portion of his Fiddler on the Roof royalties in perpetuity. At a moment of financial crisis Robbins was one of the Library’s heroes, helping to organize a star-studded City Center gala to save the Dance Collection (now named the Jerome Robbins Dance Division). After a life of support and engagement, the dance community continues to refer to the Library at Lincoln Center as “Jerry’s Library.” Learn the story of Jerome Robbins, the Library champion, with screenings, recitations, and special guest commentary.

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