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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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lecture |

Doctors Without Borders have adopted the mission of "tmoignage", or testimony. It means to speak on behalf of the people they assist and thoroughly report the situation on the ground while remaining impartial. Naturally, these testimonies are used as means of advocacy. Doctors Without Borders renounced the silent diplomacy embraced by other humanitarian agencies and it constitutes a respected voice for the victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide. This mission oftentimes produces tensions with the local power structures (government, armed groups) and it can threaten the very existence of MSF missions is several places. Laurence Binet, director of studies of the MSF Foundation (based in Paris) will be discussing what are the tensions between the mission of testimony and the diplomacy necessary to keep operating in the field.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, October 28, 2014, 10/28/2014, Speaking Out or Healing the Wounds: Doctors Without Borders' Dilemma

Book Signing |

The horror writer discusses this new volume with Andrew Sean Greer.
   New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Signings, October 28, 2014, 10/28/2014, Anne Rice discusses her book Prince Lestat

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Reading |

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and the author of the startling Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). She contributes frequently to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Slate, and many other publications. She left Russia in 2013 and currently lives in New York.    New York City, NY; NYC


$5

Book Readings, October 29, 2014, 10/29/2014, Masha Gessen discusses her book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Discussion |

This debate, featuring a transatlantic panel, will question whether some words and ideas are just too hateful for public life. Speakers: - Brendan O'Neill Editor, spiked - Greg Lukianoff President, FIRE - Nadine Strossen campaigner and academic - Wendy Kaminer lawyer and social critic    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Discussions, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, Free Speech for Haters?

Friday, October 31, 2014

Parade |

The Village tradition returns after a hiatus due to Superstorm Sandy as the the Hallelujah Halloween REVIVAL! This is one of New York City's best and most unique parades with scores of decked-out New Yorkers strutting their usually outrageous costumes along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Parades, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, 41st Annual Village Halloween Parade

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Concert |

The Italian duo of guitar and flute will present a return performance of leading contemporary music for the ensemble. Their performances are vibrant, engaging, and always highly entertaining. An event not to be missed.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, Donato D’antonio and Vanni Montanari, Italian Guitar-Flute Duo

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lecture |

An address by Mo Yan, Nobel Laureate in Literature, 2012. Introduction by: John Coatsworth, Provost of the University; Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. Moderated by: Lydia Liu, Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. The address will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Nobel Laureate Mo Yan and Chinese Literature

Concert |

Pete Rushefsky is currently touring with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band. Rushefsky has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Library of Congress and has been featured on NPR's Prairie Home Companion and All Things Considered as well as on PBS's nationally-televised Great Performances.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Pete Rushefsky, a Leading Performer of the Tsimbl, the Traditional Hammered Dulcimer of Jewish Klezmer Music

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Discussion |

In an age of pervasive public monitoring and personal sharing, can individual privacy really exist? The advent of drone and smartphone photography, metadata mining and wearable cameras has had an effect on anyone who walks down a street, uses email, posts a video or searches online for a companionship. This panel discussion — scheduled to coincide with the exhibition “Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture through Photography,” at the Open Society Foundations’ New York location, and also inspired by “Surveillance.01,” an exhibition at the Independent Filmmaker Project — features artists, critics and industry professionals who engage with a wide variety of surveillance photography.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Discussions, November 13, 2014, 11/13/2014, Surveillance Photography: Personal, Public and Profit

Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Reading |

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Readings, November 14, 2014, 11/14/2014, Walter Isaacson discusses his book The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Monday, December 1, 2014

Festival |

Billy Porter will emcee this huge, outdoor neighborhood festival featuring free live entertainment, outdoor food tastings from over 30 area restaurants, family fun, children’s activities, and shopping throughout the area. Celebration begins (rain, snow or shine) at 5:30pm with the Upper West Side’s Tree Lighting ceremony. Food Tastings officially begin at 6:00PM. Headlining the main stage this year is Winter’s Eve favorite Arlo Guthrie.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Festivals, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, 15th Annual Winter’s Eve with Folk Legend Arlo Guthrie and Billy Porter, Tony-Winning Star of Kinky Boots
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