LM Live

LM Live

LM Live is a programming initiative designed by the Downtown Alliance to bring the Lower Manhattan community together around events that highlight the neighborhood’s talent, innovation, history and culture. LM Live events strive to create in-person connections in a digital world.

Upcoming Events

New York on Film: “The Gospel According to André” with Kate Novack and Dario Calmese

The Gospel According to André” is a captivating documentary that provides an intimate portrait of fashion industry legend André Leon Talley. Directed by Kate Novack, the film explores Talley’s remarkable journey from his upbringing in the segregated South to becoming one of the most influential voices in fashion.

The documentary also looks into Talley’s complex personal life, highlighting his struggles and triumphs as a Black man navigating the predominantly white world of high fashion, while also celebrating his unapologetic style and larger-than-life personality.

On June 20, join the Downtown Alliance for a screening of “The Gospel According to André” followed by a conversation with director Kate Novack and creative director, photographer and design theorist Dario Calmese. Both intimately acquainted with Talley, Novack and Calmese will discuss the lasting impact of the film and Talley’s legacy within the fashion industry and beyond. 

Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and a beverage. All proceeds will be donated to the Institute of Black Imagination.

The screening is sold out, but if you’re interested in attending, we recommend that you join the waitlist as we anticipate releasing limited tickets 24 hours before the event.

New York on Film

New York on Film is a screening series featuring films that highlight the history, culture and controversy that has defined the city over the years. Screenings are followed by conversations with notable figures who are involved with the film or the subject matter, allowing attendees to engage more deeply with the content. Proceeds are donated to a charitable organization of our speakers’ choice.

“12 Angry Men” with Josh Dubin and Derrick Hamilton
April 1, 2024
“I am Not Your Negro” with Dagmawi Woubshet
February 22, 2024
“Inside Man” with Wynn Thomas and Neil Rosen
December 13, 2023
“The Brooklyn Bridge” with Ken Burns and Michael Kimmelman
November 6, 2023
“Cured” with Rev. Magora Kennedy, Jack Drescher, MD and Charles Kaiser
June 14, 2023
“The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” with Jason Bailey and Amy Plitt
March 22, 2023
“Man on Wire” with Philippe Petit and Elizabeth Streb
January 24, 2023
“Koch” with Neil Barksy and Tom Robbins
October 12, 2022

Cultural Conversations

LM Live’s Cultural Conversations bring together thought leaders and innovators to discuss current issues affecting New Yorkers. Leveraging the rich talent and expertise in Lower Manhattan, these events offer the downtown community a chance to connect and build relationships around important topics.

Navigating the Child Care Crisis: Solutions for New York City Families
May 14, 2024

Redefining the Concrete Jungle: NYC as a Model for Urban Sustainability
March 7, 2024

Inside or Outside the Room? Law, Public Service and Power
December 6, 2023

Unlocking Careers of the Future: Women in BioTech
October 26, 2023

The Art of Architecture and Performance
May 31, 2023

Women’s Breakfast: Talking Salary Transparency
April 24, 2023

Women’s Breakfast (for Dinner): The Power of the Romance Heroine
February 16, 2023

Women’s Breakfast: An Inside Look at Diversity Initiatives
December 6, 2022

Women’s Breakfast: The Implications of Overturning “Roe v. Wade”
September 14, 2022

Women’s Breakfast: Systemic Strategies to Combat Climate Change
May 25, 2022

Women’s Breakfast: In Conversation With Kathryn Garcia
April 26, 2022


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