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All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of the best free things to do in NYC today, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Conference |
Paradiso: Performing the Renaissance, a groundbreaking conference historically situating and addressing the vibrant experimentation and interdisciplinarity that characterizes contemporary artists’ performance. The conference extends Performa’s curatorial research platform to include “the Renaissance,” an extraordinary historical precedent to today’s performance art practices, when artists, architects, and scientists worked across genres, creating live events that significantly contributed to civic and cultural life.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 25
1:00 pm
to 5:30 pm

Free

Conferences, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Paradiso: Perfoming the Renaissance Conference
Concert |
Vocalist Karen Luschar takes you on a sentimental journey through the rich music of Sinatra. His influence spanned three generations, as he crafted songs into American Standards and left an indelible imprint on our hearts. With almost 50 songs, this concert celebrates his career and music legacy, which still ‘makes us feel so young‘.... time after time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 25
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Sinatra: Time After Time
Film |
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr. In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love. 118 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 25
3:00 pm

Free

Films, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953): 8-Time Oscar Winner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Talk |
With: Curt Collier. What is the one thing you would say to an alien from another planet to summarize the human experience? What does it mean to be human? Using quirky characters, themselves facing the challenges of loving and mortality, this short one-act play explores the complications of life and the deeper meaning that pervades it all. It will be followed by an audience discussion.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 26
11:00 am

Free

Talks, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
Tour |
Highlights: The former homes of Greta Garbo, Rex Harrison and Irving Berlin, the Statue of the Wild Boar, the Ed Koch Bridge, the NYC home of the Sec Gen. of the United Nations.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 26
1:00 pm

$20; $5 for

Tours, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, Sutton/Beekman Place-'From Better to Best' Tour
Concert |
Program: J. S. Bach Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 Michael Praetorius Magnificat super 'Surrexit Pastor bonus'    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 26
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, Bach Vespers
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 26
7:30 pm

Free

Tours, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Dance Performance |
Senior Dance Production is the culmination of a year-long creative and educational process focused on self-producing a showcase of original work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 26
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, Senior Dance Production

Monday, April 27, 2015

Concert |
Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 27
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Lecture |
With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Coriolanus: politics as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 27
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
Screening |
Under the direction of Charles Neidich, this film screening will feature contemporary music performed by ensembles to the silent films Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton) and The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin); the composer Craig Marks will give a pre-concert talk.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 27
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Silent Movie Night Featuring Contemporary Music
Staged Reading |
Theo Turner is a young astrophysicist on the verge. But Theo’s “big bang” isn’t theoretical. When he and his wife travel to his hometown in rural Georgia to deliver news about an impending adoption, Theo’s aging parents deliver some unsettling news that truly rocks everyone's world. A comedy about the frailty of faith, the unspoken bonds of family, and the mysterious expansion of the universe.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 27
7:30 pm

Free

Staged Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Play Reading: Qualities of Starlight by Gabriel Dean
Concert |
Program: Haydn String Quartet in D Minor, op. 76, no. 2 ("Quinten") Aaron Copland Rondino Schubert String Quartet in G major, D. 887 With: Daniel Ching, violin | William Fedkenheuer, violin | John Largess, viola | Joshua Gindele, cello Don't miss this chance to hear one of the world's great quartets, admired everywhere for its "explosive vigor and technical finesse" (New York Times).    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 27
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The Miró Quartet performs works by Haydn, Copland, Schubert

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lecture |
The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 28
1:30 pm

Pay-what-you-can-admission

Lectures, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
Talk |
The 10:00 PM news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch: who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. You do it all — on top of your own job — and have just enough energy left to drag yourself to bed so you can wake early and start the routine all over again. Each day with young kids feels like a week, each week like a month. Yet as every new birthday passes, childhood seems to be moving at warp speed: five-month-olds become five-year-olds, then 15-year-olds in the blink of an eye. How can we possibly be working so hard to get through each crazy, chaotic day with our kids, and yet have the years fly by so quickly? How do we make our time with kids more meaningful and memorable? Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatric specialist for the past 32 years and current professor and vice chairman emeritus of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado guides us in taking the mundane, exhausting routines of parenthood and turning them into special parenting events. Come learn how to redefine “quality time.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 28
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, No-Regrets Parenting: Making the Most of the 940 Saturdays of Childhood
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: Miriam Gabriel and Ian Kenselaar, Juliana Garber, Emma S. Kimball    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 28
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation

Dance Performances, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Experiments in Dance
Reading |
Celebrate the publication Four Millennial Plays from Belgium, from the French side of the language divide in Belgium. The evening will feature readings from the plays and a panel discussion with Belgian playwrights Jacques De Decker, Serge Goriely, Pascal Vrebos, and editor/translator and specialist in Belgian theatre, David Willinger (Professor of Theatre at City College and the CUNY Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program). This anthology captures tendencies of contemporary European playwriting in the beginning of the new millennium — focusing on race, inter-continental marriage, the privileges allowed society’s leaders, the resurgence of the Extreme Right, and creative ways of juggling love relationships — presented in a variety of accessible styles. Willinger and others will direct four exemplary scenes from the anthology.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 28
7:30 pm

Free

Readings, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Readings from Four Millenial Plays from Belgium
Concert |
Program: John Zertezke: EARTH Peter Michael von der Nahmer: World Premiere for Large Percussion Ensemble Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces CoMotion is a student ensemble.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 28
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, CoMotion Percussion Ensemble performs Stravinsky and others

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

City Walk |
Come discover the history of Great White Way! Explore Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, and 42nd Street, an area synonymous with American entertainment from stage to screen. These are the stories of dreams fulfilled and hopes dashed; a neighborhood that has seen everything from huge celebrations to desolation and neglect. Where everyone from Mary Pickford and Helen Hayes to Bradley Cooper and Denzel Washington have plied their craft on the boards; you will hear stories of the men and women who have made made this the center of the world of theater.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 29
10:00 am

Free

City Walks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Broadway Theater District Tour
Film |
With: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman. A dancer in a Brooklyn night club catches the eye of a magazine publisher who sees in her potential as a future cover girl. 107 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 29
11:15 am

Free

Films, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Charles Vidor's Oscar Winner Cover Girl (1944): Glossy Romance
Concert |
David Vaughan will introduce and screen films and videos of early work by Twyla Tharp for her own company, including Tank Dive, The Bix Pieces, and Eight Jelly Rolls.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 29
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Dance on Film: Early Twyla Tharp
Discussion |
Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing agenda is at the heart of his administration’s pledge to start a new chapter in “a tale of two cities.” In 2015, Albany serves as the rent-regulation battleground but the true impact of this fight will be felt in the five boroughs where more than 2.3 million people live in rent-regulated housing. While proposals to construct new affordable housing continue to garner the most media attention, the mayor’s State of the City address revealed just how dependent his strategy is on preserving the affordability of existing units. What does the battle over rent regulation in the state capital portend for turning de Blasio’s vision into reality? Join a forum with leading officials, experts, and practitioners who will shed light on this question and more. Speakers to be announced.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 29
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Affordable Housing: Rent and Reality

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Talk |
This April, Hibakusha (those who survived the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagsaki) from Nihon Hidankyo, a Japanese organization of atomic bomb survivors which has been nominated for The Nobel Peace Prize 2015, will be visiting New York to attend the 2015 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Review Conference at the United Nations. Two Hibakusha will share personal testimony and reflections centered around their experiences during the 1945 bombings and their destructive aftermaths. A Japanese/English translator will be in attendance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
12:30 pm

Free

Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Hibakusha - Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Speak Out
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
2:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Film |
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Paz Vega. A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. 112 minutes    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
4:00 pm

Free

Films, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger (2014): Reporter's Nightmare
Book Reading |
In 1932, George Balanchine chose the fourteen-year-old “baby ballerina,” Irina Baronova, to star in The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo’s landmark production of Swan Lake. Baronova went on to enjoy an incredible career that helped establish the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication throughout the world. Welcome acclaimed actress Victoria Tennant as she shares a presentation based on her new book. Daughter of Baronova, Tennant used the collections of the Jerome Robbins’ Dance Division to learn more about her mother’s life and work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
6:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Victoria Tennant discusses her book Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo
Master Class |
The Israeli pianist Avner Arad received the Sharett Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation; then was a pupil of Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music. He graduated from the Curtis Institute as a pupil of Seymour Lipkin, and received his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he studied with the late Rudolf Firkušný and Emanuel Ax. Arad was a participant in the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in 1994 and 1995 and has returned each subsequent summer as a collaborating pianist in the program. He was a recipient of Carnegie Hall’s 1998 Distinctive Debuts Award.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
7:45 pm

Free

Concerts, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Master Class: Avner Arad, Award-Winning Pianist
Concert |
Music of Mozart, Sondheim, Poulenc, Barber, Adele, Al Jolson, and many more - as sung by students of Cathy "Ms. Kitty" Lawrence. There will be songs, old and new.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 30
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Miss Kitty's Cabaret

Friday, May 1, 2015

Discussion |
From private citizen to documentary film star to Supreme Court petitioner who overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, Edith Windsor became a gay rights and feminist icon in her ninth decade. View the informative and poignant documentary, Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, about her life with Thea Spyer, her partner of almost 50 years. The screening is followed by a conversation between Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, as they trace their odyssey through the court system, resulting in United States v. Windsor, the 2013 landmark decision that struck down DOMA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 1
1:00 pm

Free

Discussions, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Edith Windsor: An Unlikely Activist
Film |
Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. 60 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 1
5:00 pm

Free

Films, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Documentary: Ian Cheney's The City Dark (2012)
Screening |
A special conversation and screening on dance, performance, and art with Ping Chong, artist; Bill T. Jones, dancer-choreographer; and Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer, sister of Tseng Kwong Chi and trustee of his estate, moderated by Karen Shimakawa, associate professor and chair of Performance Studies. The event will begin with an excerpt of the performance SlutForArt a.k.a.Ambiguous Ambassador and 98.6: A Convergence in 15 Minutes choreographed and performed by Muna Tseng and conceived and directed by Ping Chong. The performance features the voiceover of the Tseng and Chong in an interview about Tseng Kwong Chi along with projected photographs in a deeply moving homage to the memory of an artist and brother who succumbed to the AIDS virus in 1990. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Tseng and Chong in concert with Bill T. Jones.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 1
6:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi
Opera |
Lakmé is an opera in three acts first performed in 1883. Set in British India in the mid-19th century, Lakmé captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes. Thomas Muraco, conductor. Libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. Performed in French with English supertitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 1
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, The Opera Repertoire Ensemble performs Léo Delibes' Lakmé

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Party |
Free celebratory events being held to herald the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art at its new location in the Meatpacking District. The Whitney will offer free admission from 10:30 am to 10 pm and host a free block party on Gansevoort Street during the same hours.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 2
10:30 am
to 10:00 pm

Free

Partys, May 02, 2015, 05/02/2015, Whitney Museum of American Art Block Party
Concert |
Problems: ROSSINI Overture to L'italiana in Algeri MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 SIBELIUS Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 With: Pre-College String Ensemble Shih-Hung Young, conductor Harmony Zhu, piano FREE, no tickets required    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 2
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 02, 2015, 05/02/2015, String Works by Rossini, Mozart, Sibelius, Beethoven

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Festival |
The Irish Arts Center returns for its 14th annual day-long celebration of Irish dance and culture. The Irish Dance Festival, curated by artistic director Niall O’Leary TCRG, ADCRG, features traditional music and moves from notable talent from around the country and local students alike. Audience members can immerse themselves in Irish arts and culture with workshops, music sessions, language lessons, dance classes for all ages, among many other offerings. The summer evening ends with a lively céilí set to live music for all. This fest is a start-of-summer tradition for the whole family to enjoy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 3
1:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 03, 2015, 05/03/2015, The Irish Dance Festival
Park Walk |
Artist and designer of the Memorial Brian Tolle will lead a special tour of this Battery Park City landmark. A staff horticulturist will discuss the Memorial’s native Irish plantings. Historian Lynn Rogers discusses Irish immigration during the Great Hunger.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 3
2:00 pm

Free

Park Walks, May 03, 2015, 05/03/2015, Irish Hunger Memorial Walk and Talk
Opera |
Lakmé is an opera in three acts first performed in 1883. Set in British India in the mid-19th century, Lakmé captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes. Thomas Muraco, conductor. Libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. Performed in French with English supertitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 3
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 03, 2015, 05/03/2015, The Opera Repertoire Ensemble performs Léo Delibes' Lakmé

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Opening Reception |
With: Martin Frank, Barry Guthertz, Jordan Matter, Joel Morgovsky, Jean Nestares, Bruce Wodder, Francisco Diaz and Deb Young.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 5
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Photography Shows

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Book Reading |
Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic. He plays Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, and is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. He has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar and Out.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 6
12:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming discusses his book Not My Father's Son
Performance |
Described as “The Muppet Show meets Flight of the Concords” by Theater is Easy, Ithai Benjamin sits on a chair much like his digital automatons. Who’s leading who? Recalling vaudeville ventriloquists and their dummies Benjamin and his robots, who together are known as The Princes of Persuasion, banter between songs as if they were jamming in their living room. The Princes of Persuasion will play a 30-minute set followed by a short talk by Benjamin about his puppetry practice. Ithai Benjamin is a New York City-based composer, performer and engineer. He makes dolls, puppets, robots, colorful instruments, and interactive installations and uses technology and animation to tell stories that are otherwise impossible to tell.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 6
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, The Princes of Persuasion: A Performance and Talk

Friday, May 8, 2015

Concert |
Daniel T. Neely is a tenor banjo and mandolin player in NYC. He is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, the artistic director of the Augusta Irish Arts week in Elkins, WV, writes a weekly column on traditional music for the Irish Echo newspaper, is the Public Relations Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, produces CDs, has worked extensively on several of the NYC’s Irish Arts Center’s music projects, and runs a popular weekly Irish music session at Lillie’s Restaurant on 17th St. In 2013 he was named one of the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 8
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Dan Neely and Company perform traditional Irish tunes
Discussion |
Join bell hooks and Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in a conversation about critical thinking and healing in contemporary society.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 8
5:30 pm

Free

Discussions, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Critical Thinking in Contemporary Society, with Chirlane McCray, New York City's First Lady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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: Rebeca Medina, Tyler Rai, itamar segev.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 12
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation

Dance Performances, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Experiments in Dance

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Workshop |
Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock's main gallery exhibition Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing, this creative writing workshop will explore mythology and storytelling in relation to the creation of alternate universes. Led by author, editor and composer Daniel José Older, participants will learn techniques that enhance their skills in character development and explore processes involved in translating diverse source materials into compelling narratives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 17
4:00 pm

Free

Workshops, May 17, 2015, 05/17/2015, Worldbuilding Writing Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2015

Screening |
The very first retrospective of Richard Foreman’s work for film, including films about Richard Foreman, and an evening panel. The legendary New York auteur-du-theatre stopped working for the theatre and now considers himself a filmmaker. Screenings to include excerpts of an untitled new work, as well as: Out of the Body Travel, video play (1975) City Archives, video play (1977) Strong Medicine, feature film (1978) Radio Rick in Heaven and Radio Richard in Hell, film (1987) Total Rain, video play (1990) A Film about Richard Foreman (MINDFLUX, 2010) Collateral – Richard Foreman’s Bridge Project (2010) Once Every Day, feature film (2012) Untitled (2015)    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 18
6:30 pm

Free

Screenings, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Richard Foreman, Filmmaker

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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: Richard Olson, Out On a Limb Dance Company, Sharon Penz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 19
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation

Dance Performances, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Experiments in Dance

Monday, May 25, 2015

Concert |
Program: Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the 24th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 25
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 25, 2015, 05/25/2015, NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert: Works by Beethoven and Shostakovich

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book Reading |
Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual - Irving Howe was one of America’s most exemplary and embattled writers. A new collection of his essays reveals the depth and breadth of Howe’s enthusiasms and range over politics, literature, Judaism, and the tumults of American society. A panel which includes Howe’s daughter Nina Howe, American Jewish historian Tony Michels, and members of the Dissent editorial staff Paul Berman, and Sarah Leonard, discuss Howe’s legacy and influence.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 27
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Nina Howe discusses the book A Voice Still Heard: Irving Howe

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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: Amity Jones, Adriane Lee, Katiana Rangel.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 9
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation

Dance Performances, June 09, 2015, 06/09/2015, Experiments in Dance

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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: Martita Abril, Jamie Benson, There\'s No Law, Mindy Toro    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 16
7:00 pm

$3 suggested donation

Dance Performances, June 16, 2015, 06/16/2015, Experiments in Dance
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