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Tue, April 18, 2017
29 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 18, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, 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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Film |
Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway.The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States Barack Obama wooed his future First Lady Michelle Obama on a first date across Chicago's South Side. 84 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Films, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Richard Tanne's Southside with You (2016): The Obamas' Romance
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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Bach at Noon
Concert |
With: Karen Beaumont, organist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Early Dutch Organ Music
Symposium |
Speakers include Earth Institute Fellows:Xiaohui FengAlexandra KarambelasDing MaJustin Mankin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Symposiums, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World
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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Harlem Tour
Concert |
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  Anne Riegler, Piano8:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Benjamin Goodman, Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Student Piano Recitals
Poetry Reading |
Come and bring a single page of poetry by a known poet with the theme of Poetry and Silence—with copies for others, if you can.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Poetry Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, The One Page Poetry Circle
Discussion |
Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week,  join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.Featuring:-- JoAnn Kay Chase (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation) Former Director, American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. EPA & Visiting Scholar, Tishman Environment and Design Center-- Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne Tribe) Director, Native Action & Professor of Native American Studies, Montana State University-- Patrick Rogers Senior Advisor for Native American Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 8-- Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology-- Cecilia Martinez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management-- Maya Lazzaro (Quechua Boliva) Culture and Media student-- Michelle DePass, Director and Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, Tishman Environment and Design Center, & Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyWith performances by:-- Martha Redbone (Choctaw and Cherokee)-- Soni Moreno (Mayan/Apache/Yaqui)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries
Workshop |
Learn how current economic events and trends will impact global and domestic markets in 2017 and beyond. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Economic Outlook: Where Will Markets Go From Here?
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Sahaja Meditation at the Library
Book Reading |
This book explores the life of the first lady, looking through the window of 1939 – 1962, carrying audience through WWII, the death of FDR, and the formation of the UN, as well as Eleanor’s continued work to mend the shaken nation up until her death in 1962.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses her book Eleanor Roosevelt, The War Years and After, 1939-1962
Book Reading |
Alexandra Chasin is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction. She is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, and Artistic Director of Writing On It All, a public participatory writing project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Alexandra Chasin discusses her book Assassin of Youth:  A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Suzan D PolatMeghan Schardt Candace Tabbs
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Experiments in Dance
Book Reading |
Vote First or Die reveals the inner workings of American politics through the unforgettable characters who populate the influential state of New Hampshire. For a year and a half leading up to Primary Day, Scott Conroy followed the often absurd 2016 campaign in New Hampshire, a state which can be the graveyard of political ambitions for those candidates who can't figure out how to win it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Scott Conroy reads from his book Vote First or Die: The New Hampshire Primary: America's Discerning, Magnificent, and Absurd Road to the White House
Book Signing |
For Scott Simon, author, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, the World Series win was a moment he never thought he'd see. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Signings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, NPR's Scott Simon signs copies of his book My Cubs: A Love Story
Discussion |
This seminar will examine which platforms and practices work best in different contexts, what dangers still exist for digital users, and just what encryption is.With the safety of journalists and activists becoming less certain, and international cyber-attacks on the rise, the priority of digital security is increasing. Yet, encryption is poorly understood by most people, despite its ever-more central role in our lives.The Digital Humanities Initiative and Global Studies Department are teaming up to present a seminar on understanding what encryption is and how encryption can help citizens, activists, and scholars protect their work, their communications, and their identities when digital privacy is not a given.Questions to be addressed:How secure is "secure"?What's the point of encrypting?Who can encrypt?Are third-parties to be trusted? Featured speakers:Rosario Gennaro, Director of the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software at City College of New YorkTrebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture & Media at Lang College, who introduced the concept of platform cooperativismModerated by:Claire Potter, Director of Digital Humanities and InitiativeJonathan Bach, Chair of Global Studies Program 
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Cyber Insecurity: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Encryption But Were Afraid to Ask
Discussion |
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, whose 2016 debut The Nest was a breakout hit and New York Times bestseller, will be joined by Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins, All Grown Up) to talk about their novels' portrayals of the trials and tribulations of family life. In The Nest, four dysfunctional siblings vie for the eponymous nest egg, which, if won, will solve their respective problems. Attenberg's All Grown Up explores how one defines sucess beyond societal benchmarks like marriage and parenthood. Both writers skilfully depict the complexities of adulthood with insight and humor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Family Frictions: A Discussion with Novelists Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Jami Attenberg
7:00 pm
Regular: $15
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Concerts, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Romantic Italian songs
Workshop |
This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Tuesday Evening Meditation
Gallery Talk |
Since 2013, Faustine has gained widespread acclaim for her photographic work that examines historical narratives haunted by the black female body. Through self-portraiture, she at once reclaims sites in New York City where the history of slavery is built over while at the same time psychologically bringing forth this buried hidden past to the present..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$5
Gallery Talks, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Artist Talk: Nona Faustine
Book Reading |
This first novel is about generations of women in Brooklyn, connected by the firefighters in their family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Kathleen Donohoe reads from her novel Ashes of Fiery Weather
Concert |
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Freshman Vocal Recital 7:30 PM - 9:25 PM  Student Composers' Concert
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Student Recitals
Opera |
Program:BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, Act I, Scene IBELLINI: I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Act II, Final DuetBERLIOZ: Beatrice et Benedict, Act I, NocturneDONIZETTI: La Fille du Regiment, Act I, No. 4GLUCK: Paride ed Elena, Act V, TrioHANDEL: Rodelinda, Act II, Scene VIIMASSENET: Cendrillon, Act I, Scene VIMESSAGER: Veronique, Act I, No. 2, No. 6, Act II No. 12MOZART: La Clemenza di Tito, Act I, Scene 5MOZART: Cosi Fan Tutte, Act II No. 23MOZART: Don Giovanni, Act I, Scene IXMOZART: Il Re Pastore, Act I, Scene VIIi
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, The Apprentice Class Concert Featuring Beethoven, Massenet, Gluck, Doniozatti, Bellini
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