9:00 AM- 4:00 PM | Saturday, April 28th
Cultivating resource and resiliency in school communities
In gratitude and with compassion for those who work in our schools in these challenging and stressful times, The Academy for the Love of Learning and The Sky Center are collaborating to offer a day of nourishment and reflection to educators in our community. We invite all school staff to join us at no cost including administrators, counselors, school nurses, social workers and of course, our teachers.

Founder Event
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM | Sunday, April 29th
Reflection and Emergence: A special anniversary event
Join Academy President and Founder Aaron Stern for a special screening of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera 'Trouble in Tahiti', followed by a conversation focused on how this masterpiece relates directly to today’s times. Central to our inquiry will be the question that most occupied Lenny (as Aaron knew him) in the last decade of his life: “Don’t we never learn?”, and Aaron's deep conviction that indeed we do learn: we transform, and become better at being human.

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM | Sunday, May 6th
A celebration of Lifesongs and Story Gathering
On behalf of the Academy for the Love of Learning, the Lifesongs Gala Host Committee invites you to a reception, silent auction and intermezzo performance of Lifesongs repertoire, featuring an exclusive preview of the 2018 Lifesongs Concert featuring veteran stories.
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9:00 AM- 4:00 PM | Friday, May 11th
An all-day gathering for El Otro Lado in the Schools Teachers and Teaching Artists
Open only to Teachers and Teaching Artists of the 2017/2018 Cohort to come together for an all-day gathering for the El Otro Lado in the Schools program.

Evening of Exploration
6:30 PM- 9:00 PM | Wednesday, May 30th
How habit conceals choice
As you move through your life, do you respond to your circumstances more through habit or choice? Join us for an exploration of habitual patterns and the wisdom – and freedom – that they may reveal.

Multi-day Event | June 4th - 6th, 2018
This annual institute is a 3-day retreat for educators.
Each summer, educators gather together at the Academy for the Love of Learning for three full days in order to reflect upon and let go of the year that has just drawn to a close, and to imagine and envision the year that is to come. Through shared experience, reflective practice, time in nature, and artistic expression, participants are able to renew, reawaken and continue to learn and thrive in their practice as educators and open up to transformative and positive change within themselves, their organizations, and their communities at large.
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2:00 PM- 4:00 PM | Sunday, August 12th
The World's Greatest Wolf Story
The Academy for the Love of Learning celebrates its annual Seton birthday event with the opening of a new art exhibition featuring a graphic novel telling the story of Lobo the Wolf in pictures and texts. The exhibition and celebration will be held in the Seton Gallery on Sunday afternoon, August 12th. This event is held each year in honor of Ernest Thompson Seton’s birthday, born 158 years ago in 1860.

Founder Event
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM | Saturday, August 25th
Reflection and Emergence: A special anniversary event
Join Academy President and Founder Aaron Stern for a special celebration of the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an afternoon concert featuring special works from Bernstein's repertoire (vocal, orchestral, and solo instrumental), along with stories of Aaron's time spent with Lenny (as he knew him) and stories of his personhood and musicianship. Charlie Harmon, Lenny's last musical assistant, will also read from his new book on his time as Bernstein's assistant.