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Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Park Boot Camp
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Slide Lecture |
From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country’s most unique wilderness areas. Their existence is a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In this presentation, Chris Nicholson delves into what the park system offers to the photographer, and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. Learn how to travel safely and photograph in the various environments found in the parks, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Many locations will be discussed, including Acadia, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yellowstone. Discover where to find valuable information about iconic and secret photo locations, how to stay powered up in the outdoors, and ideas for supplementary gear that will make a photo project more productive and enjoyable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Slide Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Photographing America's National Parks
Workshop |
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Public Park Tour
Lecture |
Claudiu Turcuș describes the reception of Norman Manea’s work and the writer’s life at the intersection of three specific contexts: Romanian society and culture, world literature and film, and media representations (namely video-interviews and two biopics signed by Ioana Uricaru and René Frölke). He will explore primary sources (novels, short fictions, essays, interviews) and secondary sources (critical studies, reviews, biopics, TV interviews), using a methodology derived from the field of literary and film studies, but also employing concepts such as autobiographical memory, testimonial pact, East ethics and media archive.Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his primary topic is the individual destiny in extreme situations (Holocaust, Communist dictatorship, Exile). Manea is the Laureate of the Romanian National Prize for Literature and is the first Romanian writer to be granted the American McArthur Fellowship, as well as the Italian international Nonino Prize, the French Medicis Etranger Prize, the German Nelly Sachs Prize, the Spanish Palau Fabre Prize. He is a member of the Berlin Academy of Art and of the Royal Society of Literature in Great Britain, and he was decorated by the French government with the title of Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Speaker Claudiu Turcuș is Assistant Professor of Literary and Film studies at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Aesthetics as East Ethics: Norman Manea between Romanian Culture, Biopics and World Literature
Concert |
PROGRAM:Robert Schumann, Three Romances for Oboe and Piano Maximo Diego Pujol, Candombe en Mi for Solo GuitarAstor Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango, arr. for Guitar and Oboe Astor Piazzolla, Oblivion, arr. for Guitar and OboeAstor Piazzolla, Libertango, arr. for Guitar, Oboe, and PianoFeaturing EMILY SHYR & KEVIN CHOI, oboe-guitar duoEmily Shyr is a senior in the College majoring in History and Music. A native of Atlanta, she was an oboist in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. During her time in New York, she has been a member of the New York Youth Symphony and participated in its inaugural tour of Argentina during the summer of 2015. Kevin Choi first picked up the classical guitar at age twelve by accident. He played in the Korea Guitar Ensemble before moving to Boston, where he participated in New England Conservatory’s Boston GuitarFest. c.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, An oboe-guitar duo performs works by Piazzolla, Schumann
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Bach at Noon
Talk |
Cities lend themselves to street photography – New York City is one of the favorite places for street photography (the sidewalks are even 18% grey). Thorsten Overgaard travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching, and gives an idea about how it is on the street from Paris and Istanbul to Hong Kong and Tokyo. What is street photography in history and today, and what things should you consider when trying to construct and capture a great image? In his talk, Overgaard will discuss all aspects of street photography, showing examples of his own. Whether you have been too timid to try it, or you are bold as brass, you’ll leave inspired to go out into the street, see new things and come back with great photographs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, What is Street Photography?
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
The concert features the ITNY Ensemble under the direction of Elisa Angeli, Ensemble Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Ice Theatre of New York's City Skate Concert
Concert |
Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in this hour-long lunchtime concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Juilliard Students: Vocal Arts
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind.
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Jazz Wednesdays with the Bill Wurtzel Trio
Workshop |
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Getting Started in Genealogy
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Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Lecture |
This lecture will be by pianist Elena Sorokina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Pianist Alexander Siloti: 'The Apostle of Russian Music'
Concert |
Anthony Limoncelli, Trumpet 4 p.m. Oliver Weston, Baroque Cello 6 p.m. Kalia Vandever, Jazz Trombone 8 p.m. Sora Jung, Piano 8 p.m.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Hillel Zori, Cello Master Class 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM  The Alan M. And Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Lauren Seay, jazz double bass 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Percussion Ensemble 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Wentao Zeng, piano 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Eunjeong Yang, violin 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Hongni Wu, mezzo-soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
Irvine High School Concert Choir is from Irvine, CA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Choral Concert: Irvine High School Concert Choir
Master Class |
One of the most exciting cellists of his generation, Zori has distinguished himself by winning coveted prizes in many important international competitions. The 1991 CIEM competition in Geneva, the 1991 Premio Stradivari in Cremona, the 1990 Rostropovich Cello competition in Paris, the 1989 Whitaker competition in St. Louis, and the 1986 Maria Canals competition in Barcelona. Zori made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta in 1984. Since then, he has performed with Israelis major orchestras under the batons of Mendi Rodan and Cristian Mandeal among others, as well as with the Slovenjian RTV Symphony, the Rheinische Philharmonie and the D?sseldorf Symphony at the European gala concert for the 3000th Anniversary of Jerusalem. As a frequent recitalist and chamber musician, Hillel Zori has toured the USA, Europe and The Far East. He also performed at the Athens, Israel, Graz, Kfar Blum, Tanglewood, Marlboro, and Italy-Rovereto festivals and colaborated with artists such as David Soyer, Michae1 Tree, Atar Arad, Pnina Salzmann, and Marissa Tanzini. Born in 1966 in Tel Aviv, Hillel Zori studied with Uzi Wiesel at the Tel-Aviv Rubin Academy and with Bernard Greenhouse in the United States. 
Hillel Zori enjoys a wide reputation as one of Israel's top teachers. He is a senior faculty member at the Israel Rubin Music Academy -Te1-Aviv University, and has given master-classes in Israel, Europe, and China.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Cello Master Class: Hillel Zori
Concert |
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  Gòn Halevi, Countertenor 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Lora Al-Ahmad, Piano
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Student Recitals
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Park Walks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Central Park Sunset Tour
Talk |
Our coasts are vulnerable, now more than ever. Rising sea levels are jeopardizing coastal communities, forcing them to rebuild after flooding. But a question looms: Is rebuilding the answer?In the United States, we are witnessing the first efforts to resettle populations due to climate change. The Native American community on the Isle de Jean Charles in south-eastern Louisiana will move in its entirety with the help of a climate resilience grant from the federal government. Similar efforts are currently under way in Newtok, Alaska. Yet, cities in the northeast of the country continue to grow and build along their waterfronts. This lecture explores the physical and social consequences of climate change and compares the community responses in Louisiana or Alaska with those in the northeast.Reception with drinks and hous d’oeuvres to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Rebuilding or Relocating: How to Respond to Climate Change
Discussion |
Revelations from the Panama Papers attest to the global influence of a hidden offshore realm that drives many of the world’s financial transactions and wealth management strategies. Leading academics and investigative reporters increasingly are applying innovative research techniques and data analysis tools to better understand how these complex structures operate and affect global markets. “Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond” brings together three experts whose diverse professional experiences provide unique contributions to better comprehending the research methodologies and reporting related to this important global phenomenon.   PANEL:- Irina Malkova, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian online newspaper Republic and the Harriman Institute’s 2017 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow.- Giannina Segnini, Director of the Data Concentration Program at the School of Journalism.- Jason Sharman, Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge and author of The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption.” - Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond
Discussion |
Last year sixteen historians of women filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in a case involving the attempt of the state of Texas to regulate abortion clinics in a way that would make abortion services unavailable to most women. Based on historical experience, the historians argued, any new law that claims to protect women's health and safety should be scrutinized carefully to assess whether its ostensibly protective function actually serves to deny liberty and equal citizenship to women. Siding with the historians (and others), last year the Supreme Court struck down the Texas law.Alice Kessler-Harris and Reva Siegel will join the lawyers who filed the brief, Kevin Fong and Christine Scheuneman to discuss the case and the role of historians in the Court's decision. Michael Hindus will moderate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Historians and Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court: The Texas Abortion Clinics Case
Lecture |
With: Navanethem “Navi” Pillay, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the former President and Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the former Judge at the International Criminal Court.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Challenges of Civil Society Activism
Lecture |
During the first three centuries of its history, Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language written with Greek letters, was only used for literary purposes and private correspondence but not for contracts between individuals, documents sent by individuals to the authorities, or internal administrative communication—areas in which the Greek language had a monopoly. This situation is unique in comparison with what is observed in other provinces of the Roman Empire and cannot be explained by a legal prohibition.With: Jean-Luc Fournet
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Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Egyptian vs Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status
Concert |
Artists from the Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Liederabend Recital
Workshop |
Are you on the job search or career change path and are wondering how others do it? • Discuss key search strategies and tactics for networking and interviewing• Broaden your perspective on what it takes to gain an advantage and leverage results from your job search strategy• Gain knowledge about managing a successful start in a new position• Get insights on the resources and training that contributed to successful search resultsHear from those who’ve landed successfully in new careers, which in some cases are radically different from their original work experiencesThe session will be facilitated by career coaches Steven Davis (Renaissance Solutions) and Marzena Ermler (NYPL).
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Workshops, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Successful Landings and Transitions
Book Reading |
Join Flywheel Sports CEO and author Sarah Robb O’Hagan for a discussion on her latest book, which highlights what it takes to truly be successful in your career and reach your own potential. Extreme You provides people of all ages with the tools and support to discover their most exploitable traits, take big risks, deal with big failures and kick ass all the way to success. It is an inspiring and fiercely practical roadmap for individuals, teams and businesses who want to reach the summit of their potential.This discussion will be moderated by Hollis Heimbouch, the editor of Extreme You and the VP/Publisher at HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. During this talk, O’Hagan will share stories of failure, rebounds, and tremendous successes designed to inspire and educate attendees.Free food and drinks will also be served.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Sarah Robb O’Hagan discusses her latest book Extreme You
Book Reading |
Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, three collections of essays, a work of non-fiction, and six novels, including the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Siri Hustvedt reads from her novel The Blazing World
Discussion |
A discussion moderated by Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (United Nations and World Trade Organization).Cipriani will discuss with six leaders at the forefront of ethical and sustainable fashion across the world:- Oskar Metsavaht, artist, fashion designer, and founder of Osklen- Zolaykha Sherzad, humanitarian artist and founder/director of Kabul-based Zarif Designs- Andrew Ondrejcak, creative director, theater director, and artist- Molly Yestadt, fashion designer and founder of Yestadt Millinery- Valeriya Safronova, fashion columnist for The New York Times- Leonardo Amerigo Bonanni, founder & CEO of Sourcemap, a supply chain mapping software platform
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in Our Brave New World
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness.
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Slide Lectures, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Lisa Anselmo discusses her book My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home
Film |
A feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop in Harlem to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy. 88 min. Q&A with Lindy Hop dancer and Harlem dance educator Barbara Allison Jones to follow screening.
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Films, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Documentary: Susan Glatzer's Alive and Kicking (2017)
Talk |
Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Through her art she conveys an ephemeral wonder, often drawing inspiration from Peruvian cultural legacies. Her sculpture, video and large-scale light-based installations illuminate our notions of personal identity and community.Amorós has exhibited her work in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and was a guest speaker of TEDGlobal 2014, a recipient of NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, NEA Artist Travel Grant, and the U.S. Art In Embassies
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Talks, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Artist Talk: Grimanesa Amorós
Book Reading |
Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. Her most recent novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and has been published in 38 countries. More than 100 communities and colleges have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” selection. Her other novels include The Way Life Should Be, Sweet Water, Bird in Hand, and Desire Lines. A Piece of the World is based on the iconic painting Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth. 
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Christina Baker Kline discusses her new novel A Piece of the World
Book Reading |
Julie Buntin's electric debut novel is the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life and define the other's for decades. Everything about teenage Cat's new town is lonely until she meets the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Within the year, Marlena is dead. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces, Cat must try to forgive herself.
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Julie Buntin discusses her book Marlena
Book Reading |
Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.America that likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president.
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Chris Hayes reads from his book A Colony in a Nation
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The man known as Blutch is one of the giants of contemporary comics, and Peplum may be his masterpiece: a grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice but may still be alive. One of the bandits, bearing a stolen name and with the frozen maiden in tow, makes his way toward Rome-seeking power, or maybe just survival, as the world unravels.Join Blutch and Richard McGuire as they discuss the thrilling and hallucinatory, vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum, a graphic novel that weaves together threads from Shakespeare and The Satyricon along with Blutch’s own distinctive vision. This hypnotic storytelling and stark, gorgeous art pull us into one of the great works of graphic literature, translated into English for the first time. The conversation will be moderated by Dan Piepenbring.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Blutch, One of the Giants of Contemporary Comics
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Catherine Barnett has received a James Laughlin Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Pushcart. The author of The Game of Boxes (Graywolf, 2012) and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James Books, 2004), she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at NYU.  Mary Gordon (pictured) is the author of seven bestselling novels. She has also published two collections of stories, a book of essays, two memoirs, a biography of Joan of Arc and Reading Jesus, a writer's encounter with the Gospels. Her latest books are The Love of My Youth (2011), a novel, and The Liar's Wife (2014), a collection of novellas. Saskia Hamilton joined the faculty in 2002. She is the author of four books of poetry, including the recent Corridor (2014). She is also the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell (2005) and The Dolphin Letters: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Their Circle (2018); and co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2008).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Writers Read: Catherine Barnett / Mary Gordon / Saskia Hamilton
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Four accomplished dancers share their stories of how they took the initiative to develop concert careers outside of their home companies and how they express and manage their own public identity. Wendy Whelan, who has enjoyed a 30 year career with the New York City Ballet, is the inaugural Lida Orzeck Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Barnard. Now artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was a founding member and principal dancer with the company for more than 20 years. Cuban-born Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet since 2012, had a 24 year career with the NYCB. Arlene Shuler is the president and CEO of New York City Center, where she began her career as a dancer with The Joffrey Ballet. Leading the conversation is Lynn Garafola.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, The Next Stage: Ballerinas Find New Careers
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Program: Esplorazione del bianco III (1986)Omaggio a Burri (1995)Esplorazione del bianco I (1986)Dialoghi sull'ultima corda (2014)Introduzione all'oscuro per 12 strumenti (1981) A concert by ensemble mise-en to celebrate the composer's 70th birthday.Salvatore Sciarrino was born in Palermo April 4, 1947. He began composing at age twelve, self-taught and gave his first public concert in 1962. His mature style began to reveal itself in 1966. What characterizes his music, he has said, is that it leads to a different way of listening, a global emotional realization of reality as well as of one's self. After his classical studies and a few years of university in his home city, the Sicilian composer moved to Rome in 1969 and in 1977 to Milan. Since 1983, he has lived in Citta di Castello, in Umbria. He has composed for the Teatro alla Scala, RAI, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Stuttgart Opera Theatre, Brussels La Monnaie, Frankfurt Opera Theatre, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Suntory Hall along with many festivals. Sciarrino's discography includes more than a hundred CDs. ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha. The ensemble promotes large-scale, dynamic performances of contemporary music featuring the works of established and budding composers. Since its inception in 2011, ensemble mise-en has collaborated with many esteemed partners, including Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, International Alliance for Women in Music, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Open Meadows Foundation, New York University, New York Foundation for the Arts, I-Park, Goethe-Institute Boston, Villa Gillet, and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, The Music of Salvatore Sciarrino: A 70th-Birthday Tribute Concert
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Join Fashion Anthropologist Mikaila Brown of the The Common Thread Project as she moderates a conversation between creative directors, journalists and scholars on the relationship between fashion and grassroots black liberation movements like Black Lives Matter. From designers addressing racial tensions through runway shows during New York Fashion Week, to fashion academics exploring the role of style trends in reproducing constructions of racial identity, this conversation will cover how the fashion industry is both shaping and being reshaped by society's tackling of racial diversity. Panelists include: The New Stereotype's Marquelle Turner-Gilchrist, Washington University's Rikki Byrd, and The Huffington Post's Dario Calmese.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Black Style Matters: A Panel on Fashion, Race, and Activism
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The New School Chorus is comprised of New School students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the greater NYC community. Aiming to foster communal singing in a joyful environment and celebrate the possibilities of the human voice, the chorus sings music from around the globe ranging from pop to folk to western choral masterpieces.Join us for an evening of music and celebration of singing in the community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, New School Chorus Spring Concert
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The venue presents their first-ever drag show. All proceeds benefit Harvey Milk High School in New York City. Hosted by 2016 boo-koo Artist in Residence Ashley R.T. Yergens, the evening features performances by eight incredible drag artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Homecoming Queens
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Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Classical Music | Choir and orchestra with inspiring music

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Classical Music | Orchestra performs Mozart, Beethoven and more

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Classical Music | Baroque music

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