Artwork © Ania Nowakowska, Australia

Columbia University, Center (RF)

Columbia University, Library (AD)

Columbia University, Center (RF)

The Columbia quad (LS)

Barnard (LS)

Some Columbia dorms (LS)

International House, seen from the riverside Church (LS)

International House (VS)

June 10


Early bird registration at Columbia University's Carman Hall Dorm (116 Street and Broadway entrance to Columbia University)

6:15-6:30 Meet at 42nd Street and 12th Avenue at the Hudson River (Pier 83) for Optional Evening Cruise around Manhattan.

Following the boat ride many Cohen fans will informally group together for a late dinner or snack!

June 11


Registration at Columbia University Dorms

5:30-8:00 Registration at the Knitting Factory -- 74 Leonard Street

6:30-7:30 VIP Dinner at the Knitting Factory

7:50Doors Open to Knitting Factory for all registrants!

8:00 - late night The Leonard Cohen Friday Night:
Introduction by D. Nicklow--Respected Cohen Authority and Pundit
Followed by Video presentation created by Henning Franz "Cohen In New York"
Welcome Song "The Guests" by Suzanne Holland
All Star Tribute Show starring Perla Batalla, Julie Christenson, Paul Ostermayer, John Bergeron, Richard McGraw and special guests.
Followed by Casual Open Microphone

June 12


Registration at Columbia University Dorms

10:00Optional Educational Walking Tour of Cohen's NYC led by Evelyn Stein. Visit Cohen Points of interest including the Chelsea Hotel, Columbia University and Greenwich Village.

10:00Optional Cohen Bus Tour of New York.

10:00-12:00Optional program: Leonard Cohen videos in Davis Hall of The International House (Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen; Cohen Live in San Sebastian 1988)

1:00Cohen Scavenger Hunt and Pub Crawl in Greenwich Village.

6:00-7:45 Marketplace at Davis Hall - sell and buy rare Leonard Cohen items!

6:00-7:45Artist's Showcase -- Davis Hall -- Display and sale of Cohen Inspired Artworks.

8:00 Dear Heather, Leonard's new album featured by its producer Leanne Ungar, followed by the live video "Dance me to the end of love". World Premiere of the new tracks!

8:30-Evening Program at Davis Hall starring Suzanne Holland and Henning Franz followed Cohen Line Dance "To the End of Love" and Open microphone into the night, hosted by Tom Bohan and Heather Salisbury.

11:30-Open Microphone continues at the International House's Pub. Food and drink available for purchase.

June 13


Optional Walking Tour of Cohen's NYC led by Evelyn Stein. Visit Cohen Points of interest including the Chelsea Hotel, Columbia University and Greenwich Village.

10:00 Optional Cohen Bus Tour of New York.

11:00 Poetry Jam hosted by Natalie Fuhr--Davis Hall, International House. Education workshop including analysis of Cohen's poetry and lyrics and presentation of your own original works.

2:00Davis Hall, International House -- Presentation of "Sincerly L. Cohen" by the Medicine Show Theater Company.

5:00-6:00 Marketplace at Davis Hall for rare Leonard Cohen items!

5:00-6:00Artist's Showcase at Davis Hall for Cohen Inspired Artworks.

5:30-6:20Leonard Cohen live in Germany -- Davis Hall -- Video presentation of Leonard's concert in 1979

6:30-11:00 Evening Program, Davis Hall, International House starring Jan Erik Lundqvist and Zachary Oberzan followed by Open Microphone, hosted by Natalie Fuhr and Richard Faber.

June 14


Makor presents the gala final day of our Event. The program features a screening of Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen, an insightful documentary of the poet, novelist and songwriter, as well as a panel discussion on this music and literary icon.

Photos © 2002-2004
by Linda Straub (LS)
Andrea Dolfino (AD)
Vern Silver (VS)
and Richard Faber (RF)