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All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of top free things to do in NYC today, February 19, 2017, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Reading |
No one knows who fired the first shot in Elaine, Arkansas in 1919, triggering one of the deadliest race riots in United States history. That stark moment was a turning point for American civil liberties, propelling changes to our criminal justice system and paving the way for the Civil Rights movement.Actors will read selections from J. Chester Johnson’s beautiful poetic rendering about one of the worst genocides in American history, with accompanying dance by the Movement Choir and a multimedia presentation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 19
2:00 pm

Free

Readings, February 19, 2017, 02/19/2017, Elaine Race Massacre: A Dramatic Presentation in Music, Motion, and Verse
Classical Music |
The Olin Conductorless Orchestra, an innovative ensemble that performs collaboratively, minus conductor, will present a concert of classic and contemporary works.The program includes Gershwin’s An American in Paris, as well as works by Shostakovich, Mozart, and Benny Goodman.Performing without a conductor, OCO features instrumentalists in leadership and collaborative roles. Dedicated to orchestral performance in the concerted spirit of chamber music, the orchestra forges individual participation, active listening, and group-motivation into performances that have established it as the only conductorless orchestra composed of engineers in the world. Based at Olin College near Boston, OCO has an essentially flat hierarchy that incorporates an ever-evolving sense of culture and cooperation as a working ensemble. OCO functions as a team of musicians—regardless of position—comprising students, faculty, and external guests, all dedicated to making good music with intensity, camaraderie, excitement and humor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 19
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 19, 2017, 02/19/2017, The Olin Conductorless Orchestra performs Gershwin, Shostakovich, Mozart
Film |
The film sheds a new light on the seminal yet largely unknown album Hustlers Convention. Released in 1973, the album is often regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Centering on its creator, Lightnin' Rod aka Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets, the film uses archival footage, specially commissioned animation as well as interviews with influential figures like the late Amiri Baraka, KRS One and executive producer Chuck D to unveil the story behind this lost classic. 96 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 19
5:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

Films, February 19, 2017, 02/19/2017, Mike Todd's Hustlers Convention (2015): Documentary on Seminal Album
Jazz |
With: Jay Rattman, sax; Chris Ziemba, keyboard; Ron Wasserman, bass. Special guests: Jim Saporito, drums; Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 19
7:00 pm

No cover...

Concerts, February 19, 2017, 02/19/2017, The New York Jazzharmonic Trio

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lecture |
A talk with András Riedlmayer, Director of the Documentation Center of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 20
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, February 20, 2017, 02/20/2017, Killing Memory: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide and the Targeting of Cultural Heritage in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s
Classical Music |
Program:Ravel, Prelude and Fugue from Le Tombeau de CouperinMamlok, Allegro molto from Wind QuintetStucky, Serenade for Wind QuintetRavel, Forlane and Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de CouperinArgento (arr. Kay), SongsRavel, Menuet and Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin With:Tara Helen O'Connor, FluteRandall Ellis, OboeAlan R. Kay, ClarinetFrank Morelli, BassoonDavid Jolley, Horn  *This event is free to the public, No tickets required     New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 20
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 20, 2017, 02/20/2017, Windscape presents Memories and Mileposts: Ravel and More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 21
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Book Reading |
Erik Gellman is an Associate Professor of History and the Associate Director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America, and co-directed NEH and Terra Foundation programs on the Black Chicago Renaissance for school teachers. This year, thanks to an NEH Public Scholar fellowship, he’s writing his next book, Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 21
4:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Erik Gellman reads from his book Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
Talk |
Twice a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Thomas Roma's work has appeared in international exhibitions, including one-person shows with accompanying books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the International Center of Photography.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Thomas Roma, Acclaimed Photographer
Party |
Cristiano’s new 360VR music video "Exvolver" celebrates its New York release party. In order to give to each spectator an immersive, full 360VR experience, every attendant will be provided with Oculus Rift. Cristiano is that kind of project where there really is more than meets the eye. This electro-pop project lead by Cristiano Adiutori, an Italian musician living in New York, and featuring guitarist/composer Thomas Mester and drummer Rob Mitzner, brings a performance to remember for any audience. Built upon the concept of an overall experience completely surrounding the audience, Cristiano’s signature is the exclusive use of 360 VR technology in all his music videos. Featuring a live dance performance by Andrea Galata.        New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

Free

Partys, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Cristiano’s 'Exvolver': 360 Virtual Reality Experience Release Party

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Reading |
Going Public chronicles former SEC official Norm Champ’s experiences at the agency and how they shed light on the regulatory process and government policy-making. When Champ joined the SEC in 2009, the agency was under immense pressure to reign in Wall Street. There was little doubt the SEC had to fix rules that permitted bad behavior and start to enforce existing laws. Champ was eager to be a part of this positive change. He soon realized, however, that not everyone shared his enthusiasm for ushering in reform. Going Public offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC's arcane culture and Champ's efforts to lead reforms to stabilize an American financial system that was on the brink of disaster.Feel free to bring your lunch.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 22
12:30 pm

$5

Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Norm Champ discusses his book Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life.The jazz trio plays each Wednesday.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 22
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, The Bill Wurtzel Trio: A Midweek Jazz Break
Poetry Reading |
A reading to celebrate the late poet C.K. Williams (1936 - 2015), who won nearly every major poetry award.  The reading features  Jonathan Galassi, Edward Hirsh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Alan Shapiro, Chase Twichell, Susan Wheeler, and Adam Zagajewski.Mr. Williams first made his mark in the late 1960s with short poems that addressed, in quick, jolting lines, the torments of love and politics. His verse could be, by turns, intensely personal, or public-spirited, taking on the Vietnam War and a long list of social injustices, expressed in hot language. “This is fresh meat right mr nixon?” begins one of his best-known poems, “In the Heart of the Beast,” a response to the fatal shootings of student demonstrators at Kent State University in 1970.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, A Tribute to American Poet C.K. Williams, who won nearly every major poetry award
Classical Music |
Program: Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“Great”) C.P.E. Bach’s Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major (Wq. 183/2) Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 22
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, MSM Chamber Sinfonia performs Mozart, Schubert, C.P.E. Bach
Workshop |
With: Hope MartinFocusing, a practice developed by psychologist/philosopher Eugene Gendlin, is a way to tap into and listen deeply to the inner wisdom of our bodies, to go beyond our usual ways of analyzing our situations to a deeper place where true wisdom resides.Attuning to our body’s intelligence in this way can help us make clearer decisions, feel more present to ourselves and others, be more in touch with our needs and feelings, and resolve past traumas, thereby enabling us to move forward in our lives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Feb 22
8:00 pm

Free

Workshops, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Intro Class: Focusing - Accessing the Wisdom of the Body For Insight and Healing

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Classical Music |
Program:BEETHOVEN “Appassionata” Sonata for pianoBRAHMS Clarinet TrioPROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 3SCHUBERT Selected SongsLIEBERMANN Piano Trio No. 3 Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions. The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 23
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Mannes Sounds Festival 2017: Beethoven and His Legacy
Book Reading |
Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is "The Zone of Interest" (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Novelist Martin Amis in Conversation

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jazz |
A new Latin jazz treatment of this timeless masterwork that premiered on Broadway in 1957, redefining American musical theatreBobby Sanabria, Music Director    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 24
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 24, 2017, 02/24/2017, MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra presents West Side Story Revisited - A 60th Anniversary Tribute

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Film |
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker.When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. 116 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 25
2:00 pm

Free

Films, February 25, 2017, 02/25/2017, Denis Villeneuve's Arrival (2016): An Alien Language
Concert |
Acclaimed concert pianist Raj Bhimani presents a recital featuring, Mixed Doubles, a new work written collaboratively by two contemporary French composers, plus beloved master works by Brahms and Ravel.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 25
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 25, 2017, 02/25/2017, Mixed Doubles: Works by Brahms, Ravel
Classical Music |
Program:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Divertimento in D major, K. 136 Gabriela Lena Frank (1972- ) Leyendas: An Andean WalkaboutFernando Arroyo Garcia-Lascurain (1986- ) Nostalgia de una Amistad (Lamentos)Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22Chris Whittaker, Conductor    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Feb 25
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 25, 2017, 02/25/2017, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Dvorak, and more

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Classical Music |
Keyboardist Artis Wodehouse will perform on two rare and unique keyboard instruments, the French Art Harmonium from 1903 and the American Harmonium from 1916. The instruments are from her personal collection, and the only such concert-ready harmoniums currently available in the United States.Small, hand-pumped Indian harmoniums are still in use, but large, complex foot-pumped instruments such as Wodehouse will feature in her performance are a rarity today. Though now nearly forgotten, the full-sized harmonium was common throughout Europe and America over a century ago and a large amount of high-quality music was written for it.Pianist and harmoniumist Artis Wodehouse has devoted her career to preserving and disseminating neglected but valuable music and instruments from the past.Wodehouse’s concert will feature music written for the harmonium by composers from Middle and Eastern Europe, the German Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Leoš Janáček of Czechoslovakia, and a new work written by the young Hungarian composer, Balázs Szabó.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Feb 26
3:00 pm

Suggested donation

Concerts, February 26, 2017, 02/26/2017, Concert with Rare European and American Harmoniums

Monday, February 27, 2017

Discussion |
A conversation on the shifting responsibilities, obligations, purposes, and even definitions of American journalism.Featuring:Dean Baquet (pictured), Executive Editor of The New York Times Shawna Thomas, DC Bureau Chief of VICE NewsJose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define AmericanJacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Slate Group    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 27
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Forecasts for the Fourth Estate: Journalism in 2017, Featuring New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet
Classical Music |
Program:J S Bach Goldberg Variations, arr. CalefaxJ S Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, arr. Paul JacobsJ S Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV , arr. Salvatore SciarrinoJ S Bach Excerpts from Bach Cantatas, arr. György KurtágJ S Bach Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV , arr. Frederico BusoniJ S Bach Preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier, arr. Grand Electric With:Calefax, Paul Jacobs, Claire Chase and Friends     New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Feb 27
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Calefax Reed Quintet and Friends perform an all-Bach program

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Film |
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie.A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. 123 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 28
4:00 pm

Free

Films, February 28, 2017, 02/28/2017, David Ayer's Suicide Squad (2016): Comic Book Villians
Book Reading |
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her 50-album body of work and heed inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has helped her to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The award-winning singer-songwriter’s rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.Her most recent book, Cravings, is a no-holds-barred account of her decades-long struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), the book is the culmination of Judy’s genuine desire to share what she’s learned—so that no one else has to navigate her heart-rending path to recovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, February 28, 2017, 02/28/2017, Legendary folk singer Judy Collins discusses her book Cravings

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Slide Lecture |
One of the first dialogues between Brazilian and Jewish cultures took place at a so-called Yiddish Avenue. This neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, where the majority of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the 1920s, was also referred to as Little Africa, with Jews and African Brazilians living side by side and attending samba performances on adjacent streets.In celebration of the Brazilian national holiday of Carnival, and less than two weeks before Jewish festival of Purim, this multi-media presentation explores the history of cultural integration of Jewish community in Brazil. Brazilian Judaica scholar Bernardo Sorj noted that despite the fundamental difference between Brazilian culture  of “optimistic fatalism” and Jewish  tradition of “pessimistic willfulness,” the  immersion into Brazilian culture is highly therapeutic for the Jews, as it is an excellent antidote for their historical traumas. While commercial relations and open mindedness of Brazilians led to increasing cultural connections, the process of integration of Jewish community coincided with the development of Carnival as Brazilian cultural icon.  The evening will feature videos from Carnival shows with Jewish themes. The impact of these performances on the image of the Jews in Brazilian society and its lessons for the Jewish community will be discussed. The evening will conclude with an overview of works by Brazilian artists inspired by Klezmer music and Brazilian films that refer to Jewish themes. Lecturer Alex Minkin is an independent scholar and social activist, focusing his research on Brazilian culture. He is the founder of Ticún Brasil, an innovative social justice NGO that implements educational, social and art projects in Rio de Janeiro, as well as organizes Brazilian cultural events in New York since 2008. Minkin lectured at Brazilian Endowment for the Arts and published articles on Brazilian culture at Jewish Currents and Sounds and Colours. He is currently working on a book Seven Waves of Umbanda that traces the origins of this Brazilian religion.     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 1
6:00 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Between Carnival and Purim: Brazilian and Jewish Cultural Encounter
Concert |
The Armel Opera Festival awards talented young musicians. Tamás Kökény, Hungarian double bassist, debuts at Carnegie Hall as first prize-winner in the 2016 Virtuózok Talent Show. Additional performers include Kármen Stephany Boateng, piano; Apor Szüts, piano; Mihály Demeniv, accordion; and Zoltán Sándor, violin.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 1
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Tamás Kökény, Double Bassist and Winner of the 2016 Virtuózok Talent Show

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Film |
Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger.Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). In camp he falls in love with his fellow prisoner Horst, who wears his pink label with pride. 105 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 2
6:00 pm

Free

Films, March 02, 2017, 03/02/2017, Sean Mathias' Bent (1997): Gay Prisoners in Dachau

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Workshop |
Maddalena Fasano of the US Department of Labor discusses what you need to do and how to protect yourself and your dependents to make sure you have the level of health care coverage you need at every stage of your life.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 7
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, March 07, 2017, 03/07/2017, Life Changes Require Health Choices: Know Your Benefit Options

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Discussion |
Enduring a Seder sometimes feels like a 40-year schlep through the desert. Enter Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, whose new Haggadah parody, For This We Left Egypt?, ensures that good Jews everywhere will never have to sit through another boring Seder again.The award-winning comedy writers will be joined by standup comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg. They'll talk Passover survival, tips for making it through any family holiday meal, and how every step of the Seder, from the first cup of wine to finding the Afikomen, can be much funnier than you imagined. Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize–winning humor writer and bestselling author whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers.Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer and has won 5 Emmy awards for his work in television for The Late Show with David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm.Adam Mansbach is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F*****g Eat, as well as the California Book Award–winning novel The End of the Jews.Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comedian and the host of the NPR/WNYC show Ask Me Another.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 9
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, March 09, 2017, 03/09/2017, For This We Left Egypt?: Surviving the Seder, Featuring Humorist Dave Barry
Performance |
Enjoy the unique thrill of the “theatre of the mind” with a live radio theatre experience courtesy of the celebrated and popular Fireside Mystery Theatre. Join maven of mystery Ali Silva as she leads a troupe of gifted voice actors on a tour of some of Fireside Mystery Theatre's best loved original radio plays as well as a spine-tingling performance of a classic little piece of dark literature. Live podcast taping.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 9
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, March 09, 2017, 03/09/2017, Podcast Taping: An Evening with Fireside Mystery Theatre

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cabaret |
A bi-monthly cabaret/open mic hosted by Jessie Bangarang Atkinson and Kiley Caughey, accompanied by the incomparable Kevin O'Leary.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Mar 11
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 11, 2017, 03/11/2017, Liquid Family Dinner

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Concert |
The concert features the ITNY Ensemble under the direction of Elisa Angeli, Ensemble Director. The concert will include Canadian Ice Artist Elladj Baldé.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 15
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Ice Theatre of New York's City Skate Concert

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 16
2:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, March 16, 2017, 03/16/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Concert |
Program:Frescobaldi, Partite sopra un aria: Romana detta la Manista Couperin, Prelude No.7 from L'Art de toucher le clavecin (ordre sixieme de clavecin)Froberger, Toccata in G Major from Tombeau fait a paris sur la mort de Monsieur BlancherocheJ.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2Scarlatti, Four Late Sonatas  With faculty member Jocelyn Stewart, Harpsichord       New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Mar 21
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Harpischord Works by Scarlatti, Bach, Frescobaldi

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Master Class |
Alan Feinberg has achieved a remarkable reputation as a vanguard pianist and musician who has charted his own unique path in music. His intelligence, integrity and affinity for an unusually wide range of repertoire place him among those few artists who are able to build a bridge between music of the past and present. With repertoire that ranges from Bach to Babbitt, Feinberg’s creative approach to programming places contemporary music within a broad framework as part of an ongoing, living tradition. He received his fourth Grammy nomination for ‘Best Instrumentalist with Orchestra’ for the Naxos recording of Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto with the Nashville Symphony.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 22
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Master Class: Alan Feinberg, Piano
Master Class |
Four-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages around the world. The combination of his beautiful and powerful lyric tenor voice, gift of dramatic interpretation and superb musicianship have earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 22
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Master Class: Anthony Dean Griffey, Grammy-Winning Tenor
Book Reading |
This book reveals how forces of wealth disparity and racial inequality trap families in place.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Mar 22
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Thomas M. Shapiro discusses his book Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Discussion |
One of the most momentous works in modern theatre history started as an archiving project. In 1974 a group of “Gypsies” (Broadway dancers) gathered together along with choreographer/director Michael Bennet to record oral histories about their lives. By the summer of 1975 Marvin Hamlisch, Ed Kleban, James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante transformed these stories into a genre-redefining Broadway hit that would go on to be the first Olivier Award winning musical. This is a conversation with original members of the cast and crew of A Chorus Line, illustrated by artifacts from the Library’s archives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Curtain Up Conversation: A Chorus Line Reunion

Friday, March 24, 2017

Film |
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg.The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.111 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Mar 24
1:00 pm

Free

Films, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Stephen Frears' Oscar Nominee Florence Foster Jenkins (2016): Singer Can't Sing

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 30
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Tyler Anbinder discusses her book City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
Classical Music |
Program:Beethoven String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980) Death Valley JunctionDvořák String Quartet No. 12 in F major (“American”)Winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this intrepid young ensemble mixes classic works by Beethoven and Dvořák with Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli’s haunting Death Valley Junction.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Mar 30
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Jasper String Quartet performs Beethoven, Dvořák

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Concert |
The concert features the ITNY Ensemble under the direction of Elisa Angeli, Ensemble Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 5
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Ice Theatre of New York's City Skate Concert

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dance Performance |
Inspired by iconic pictures by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew that captured a man falling from the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks, the Scottish dance company Shaper/Caper created “Within This Dust,” a performance balancing movement and subtle storytelling. The performance includes three live dance works and will be followed by a conversation with Shaper/Caper artistic director Thomas Small. Attendees are invited to view the Museum’s special exhibition, “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11,” from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 21
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, April 21, 2017, 04/21/2017, Within This Dust: Three Dance Works

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Concert |
This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists. Bang on a Can Marathon artists include Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Joan La Barbara, and many more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 6
2:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, The 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cabaret |
A bi-monthly cabaret/open mic hosted by Jessie Bangarang Atkinson and Kiley Caughey, accompanied by the incomparable Kevin O'Leary.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 13
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 13, 2017, 05/13/2017, Liquid Family Dinner

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cabaret |
A bi-monthly cabaret/open mic hosted by Jessie Bangarang Atkinson and Kiley Caughey, accompanied by the incomparable Kevin O'Leary.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jul 8
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 08, 2017, 07/08/2017, Liquid Family Dinner
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann, Beethoven and more

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Classical Music | Orchestral works of Brahms and more

Regular: $30; Member: $0.00

Musical | Drama about the life of a classical musician

Regular: $23; Member: $0.00

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