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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, August 28, 2015, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Performance |
As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a "sit-in", in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met. The public proceedings were filmed, and later turned into a documentary movie. The film Bed Peace was made available for free on YouTube in August 2011 by Yoko Ono, as part of her website "Imagine Peace." Actors will reinact the famous Bed-In and will answer questions as "John and Yoko" did...    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 28
4:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Free

Performances, August 28, 2015, 08/28/2015, Bed Peace: A Tribute to the John Lennon and Yoko One Bed-In of 1969
Concert |
For the first time the park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 28
5:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2015, 08/28/2015, Accordion Bands Festival
Film |
With Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. 121 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 28
8:30 pm

Free

Films, August 28, 2015, 08/28/2015, James Gunn's Oscar Nominee Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): Universe Up for Grabs

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Film |
Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
1:00 pm

Free

Films, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Jon Favreau's Chef (2014): Food Truck Hopes
Concert |
Known for its versatile sound, the Harlem Renaissance Choir ministers through the gift of song, ranging from Gospel, Jazz and Pop to R&amp;B. These unique and carefully handpicked voices bring their love of God and love of music to the stage, and these highly sought after powerhouses all come with impressive credits to their names. These singers have circled the globe to visit many diverse places, sharing the gifts God has given them.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
2:00 pm
to 5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Gospel: The Harlem Renaissance Choir
Film |
Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven. Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the Year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. 88 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
3:00 pm

Free

Films, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt's Oscar Nominee The Pirates: Band of Misfits (2012): Animated Silliness
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Dancing |
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune. Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
5:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Free

Dancings, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Silent Disco
Dancing |
Free outdoor dancing. Free beginner lesson starts around 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free

Dancings, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Tango in the Park
Screening |
Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna ignite the screen in the most popular Live in HD presentation since the series’ inception. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Bizet’s gripping melodrama, which also stars Barbara Frittoli and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. "Opera on Screen" takes place every day from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Opera on Screen: Carmen
Film |
Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder. Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. 127 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 29
8:00 pm

Free

Films, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Richard Lester's Superman II (1980): Super-Fun Sequel

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Talk |
What attitudes do you hold toward conflict? Does conflict stimulate feelings of discomfort or is it energizing? How does your conception of conflict shape your relationships with others and yourself? What valuable opportunities might conflict present? Join this exploration of what new possibilities for learning and connection might open up when we challenge our beliefs around conflict. Speaker Diane Kirschner is a graduate of the Brooklyn Society’s Sunday school and has held many positions at that Society as an adult member, including board president, presider, and ceremonies officiant.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 30
11:00 am

Free

Talks, August 30, 2015, 08/30/2015, Conflict as Opportunity
Other |
Every Sunday, Art Kibbutz offers open studios. Take a look at art-in-progress and meet artists-in-residence. Performances, readings, workshop, artist talks, Jewish learning opportunities - every week a different event. Art Kibbutz is the only Jewish artist residency program in the world - with more than six hundred artists. With studios for visual artists, writers, composers, rehearsal spaces for performing artists and a presentation space, the building is a welcome place for artists and the public alike.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 30
11:00 am
to 5:30 pm

Free

Others, August 30, 2015, 08/30/2015, Open Studios with Art Kibbutz
Jazz |
Every Sunday afternoon, writer, performer and impresario Marjorie Eliot hosts in her apartment Parlor Jazz — a free, two-hour concert that for nearly two decades has attracted musicians, jazz lovers and interested passerby. A central figure in helping preserve and continue Sugar Hill's lustrous jazz legacy, Marjorie Eliot is the founder of Parlor Entertainment, an all-star jazz collective that plays concerts citywide.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 30
3:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 30, 2015, 08/30/2015, Parlor Jazz with Marjorie Eliot
Screening |
Anna Netrebko triumphs as the fearsome Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s magnificent Shakespeare adaptation, opposite Željko Lučić in the title role. Fabio Luisi conducts a cast that also includes Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 30
8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, August 30, 2015, 08/30/2015, Opera on Screen: Macbeth

Monday, August 31, 2015

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

Mon, Aug 31
10:00 am

Free

City Walks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Discussion |
Join writer-director Bob Byington and actor Jason Schwartzman as they discuss 7 Chinese Brothers. The quirky comedy centers on Larry (Schwartzman), an inebriated sad sack who has a dog for a best friend and relies on his grandmother for financial support. But when fate lands him a job at a Quick Lube, he falls for his boss and begins to turn his life around.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 31
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Actor Jason Schwartzman discusses his film 7 Chinese Brothers
Screening |
Star tenor Vittorio Grigolo is the poet-adventurer whose string of failed romances are the subject of Offenbach’s sparkling operetta. The women he loves and loses are portrayed by Erin Morley as the mechanical doll Olympia, Hibla Gerzmava as the consumptive artist Antonia and the self-absorbed diva Stella, and Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta; Kate Lindsey sings Hoffmann’s faithful friend Nicklausse and Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains. Yves Abel conducts. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 31
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Opera on Screen: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Concert |
Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 31
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Singers Space

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Screening |
Valery Gergiev conducts and Mariusz Treliński directs a provocative and critically acclaimed double bill, beginning with the company premiere of Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale Iolanta. Anna Netrebko stars as the title character, a blind princess, with Piotr Beczala as the heroic Vaudémont and Aleksei Markov as Robert. Bluebeard’s Castle stars Mikhail Petrenko as the forbidding title character and Nadja Michael as Judith, his unlucky new bride. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 1
7:30 pm

Free

Screenings, September 01, 2015, 09/01/2015, Opera on Screen: Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Screening |
James Levine conducts Mozart’s brilliant comedy of love, trust, and disguise, featuring a cast of young Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Danielle de Niese as their clever maid, Despina; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as the sisters’ suitors, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Maurizio Muraro as the cynical Don Alfonso. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 2
7:30 pm

Free

Screenings, September 02, 2015, 09/02/2015, Opera on Screen: Cosi Fan Tutte

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Discussion |
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is, at times, lauded as a “canny tactician” and “crusader” and, at others, accused of letting “messes pile up.” Such comments come after a year of big-ticket news items, including a historic rent freeze voted in by the Rent Guidelines Board, the killings of unarmed black men at the hands of the NYPD, the controversial battle to regulate Uber, and the bumpy rollout of Universal Pre-K. Despite the ups and downs, the mayor is still cast—by himself and many others—as a torchbearer of the national progressive agenda. The Urban Democracy Lab convenes a panel of journalists to ask: Is de Blasio the progressive leader he promised to be? What can we expect from him as he embarks on the second half of his mayoral term? And is the Mayor’s policy agenda a true benchmark for American progressives, or just a scattershot attempt to solve the city’s intractable and persistent inequality? Featuring: - Jennifer Fermino, City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News - Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor and Publisher of City Limits - Azi Paybarah, Senior Reporter, Politico New York - Moderated by Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President at The Municipal Art Society    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 3
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, (Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two
Screening |
Puccini’s classic triple bill is seen in Jack O’Brien’s spectacular production, conducted by James Levine. Il Tabarro stars Maria Guleghina as Giorgetta, Salvatore Licitra as Luigi, and Juan Pons as Michele. Barbara Frittoli sings the title role in Suor Angelica, opposite Stephanie Blythe as La Principessa and Heidi Grant Murphy as Genovieffa. Gianni Schicchi features Alessandro Corbelli as the title character, Olga Mykytenko as Lauretta, and Massimo Giordano as Rinuccio. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 3
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Opera on Screen: Il Trittico

Friday, September 4, 2015

Screening |
Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna star as the title lovers in Gounod’s gorgeous Shakespeare adaptation, conducted by Plácido Domingo and also starring Isabel Leonard as Stephano, Nathan Gunn as Mercutio, and Robert Lloyd as Friar Laurence. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 4
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, Opera on Screen: Romeo et Juliette
Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 4
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 04, 2015, 09/04/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Festival |
NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 5
12:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 5
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Screening |
Natalie Dessay stars as the consumptive courtesan Violetta, perhaps opera’s most beloved heroine, in Willy Decker’s visionary production of Verdi’s tragedy. The cast, conducted by Fabio Luisi, also features Matthew Polenzani as Violetta’s lover, Alfredo, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his father, Giorgio Germont. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 5
8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, September 05, 2015, 09/05/2015, Opera on Screen: La Traviata

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Other |
Every Sunday, Art Kibbutz offers open studios. Take a look at art-in-progress and meet artists-in-residence. Performances, readings, workshop, artist talks, Jewish learning opportunities - every week a different event. Art Kibbutz is the only Jewish artist residency program in the world - with more than six hundred artists. With studios for visual artists, writers, composers, rehearsal spaces for performing artists and a presentation space, the building is a welcome place for artists and the public alike.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
11:00 am
to 5:30 pm

Free

Others, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Open Studios with Art Kibbutz
Festival |
NYC's Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
12:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, NYC Unicycle Festival
Screening |
Mariusz Kwiecien sings the title role of Mozart’s legendary lothario, whose relentless womanizing leads to a fiery demise. Fabio Luisi conducts Michael Grandage’s production, which also stars Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina, Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio, Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Joshua Bloom as Masetto, and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, Opera on Screen: Don Giovanni
Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 6
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 06, 2015, 09/06/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey

Monday, September 7, 2015

Theater |
This is a free Public Works musical adaptation conceived and directed by Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. The Odyssey will feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 7
8:00 pm

Free

Theaters, September 07, 2015, 09/07/2015, A Musical Adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey
Screening |
Verdi’s epic of ancient Egypt shows the composer at his most sweeping, especially in the Met’s grand-scale staging. Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the title character, an Ethiopian slave who is secretly a princess, opposite Roberto Alagna as the Egyptian war hero Radamès, Olga Borodina as the spiteful princess Amneris, Štefan Kocán as the high priest Ramfis, and Miklós Sebestyén as the King of Egypt. Fabio Luisi conducts. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 7
8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, September 07, 2015, 09/07/2015, Opera on Screen: Aida

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Book Reading |
Terrence McNally is one of the American theater’s most important living playwrights. His new book presents eight of his most popular plays with a personal essay on each play. Hear him read from the book and discuss his life in theater.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 9
7:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

Book Readings, September 09, 2015, 09/09/2015, Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally reads from his book Selected Works: A Memoir in Plays

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Film |
Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa. 89 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 10
7:30 pm

Free

Films, September 10, 2015, 09/10/2015, French Film: Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tour |
Walk along with NYC Audubon educator Gabriel Willow as he discusses the flora and fauna inhabiting the park — migratory birds, late-summer insects and, of course, their stable of beautiful plants.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 12
11:00 am

$5 suggested donation

Tours, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Nature Walk
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 12
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 12, 2015, 09/12/2015, Concert on Water: Classical Music

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Film |
An influential classic of early cinema, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari conveys dream-like visions and the distortion of reality. With a radical set design, this film represents an early nexus between design, space, architecture, and image. The Ensemble Dissonanzen from Italy provides an improvised sound track heightening the film's expressionism and further activating the interaction between image, music, and the architecture of cinema. This live-act uses the reading of the Italian translation of the film's original captions of the film, made by Enzo Salomone, and is accompanied by improvised music by the Ensemble Dissonanzen.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 15
7:30 pm

Free

Films, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - with a Live Soundtrack

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Talk |
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, will take place in Paris in December 2015. Laurence Tubiana and Scott Barrett discuss the expectations, hopes, and likely outcomes of the upcoming climate negotiations and consider what the next steps should be to maintain any chance of mitigating the disastrous global climate changes experts are expecting in the coming decades. Speakers: Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, The Earth Institute; Laurence Tubiana, Founder and Director, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Sciences Po, Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 16
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, September 16, 2015, 09/16/2015, The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: What to Expect and What Should Follow

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 19
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Lecture |
Noam Chomsky will discuss the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, "the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy. MIT professor of linguistics and philosophy Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, as well as Hopes and Prospects and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books is currently reissuing twelve of his classic books in new editions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 19
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, September 19, 2015, 09/19/2015, Noam Chomsky on Power and Ideology

Monday, September 21, 2015

Discussion |
Panel discussion examining voting rights in U.S. elections and the continuing fight to equal access to the ballot. A conversation with The Nation's Ari Berman, author of the forthcoming Give us the Ballot; The New York Times' national correspondent Maggie Haberman; Fordham University political science professor Christina Greer; Barbara Arwine of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. The panel will be moderated by professor Jeff Smith.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 21
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, September 21, 2015, 09/21/2015, An Examination of Voting Rights in the 2016 US Election

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Concert |
A concert with the Olsen Trio, which consists of Susaas Halvorsen (piano), Magnus Boye Hansen (violin) and Steven Walter (violincello), who let their beautiful sound resonate in a dimly lit room, thus resulting in the ominously titled 'Dark Concert.' The performance will include works by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach, and David Geppert.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 22
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 22, 2015, 09/22/2015, The Olsen Trio presents 'Dark Concert': Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Bach

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Workshop |
Check out the newest operating system from Microsoft. Learn about the new features and tools included in Windows 10. Following the tutorial, bring your technology questions for some one-on-one help. Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 23
1:00 pm

Free

Workshops, September 23, 2015, 09/23/2015, Windows 10 Basics

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Discussion |
Join Marion Nestle, food policy expert and award-winning author of Food Politics, Safe Food, What to Eat, and the upcoming Soda Politics, and one of the world’s most powerful foodies, for this special evening. Researchers have finally come to recognize food – too little or too much of it – as central to wellness and illness in the 21st century. This panel brings together a leading neuroscientist of food and flavor, a public health nutritionist, a historian of taste, and a cultural sociologist in a lively conversation with each other and the audience to raise and answer the most compelling questions about why we eat what we eat. Panelists: Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Policy Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University Gordon Shepard, Professor of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine Moderator: Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Food Studies    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 24
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Why We Eat What We Eat
Forum |
Hosted by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network, this is a high-level event in partnership with the Campaign for Urban Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments. Engage with world-leading mayors and local government representatives as they pledge their support for the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals in their cities and commit to implementing the new urban agenda between now and 2030. At this event, global urban leaders will offer a roadmap from New York’s UN SDGs to Paris’ climate summit at COP21 (December 2015), with implications for the new urban agenda to be adopted at Habitat III in Quito (October 2016). ,br&gt; Expected speakers: - Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City - Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California - Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris - Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro - Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen, China - Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg - Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul - Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 24
7:00 pm

Free

Forums, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Cities Deliver Sustainable Development, with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Jerry Brown, and More
Workshop |
Velvet Gloves Gentleman's Boxing is a nomadic club that offers conditioning classes and lessons in boxing technique. The club provides a fitness and wellness experience tailored to the cultural sensitivities of urban gay men. Workouts are meant to challenge body and mind, and participants say they are faster, leaner, have more endurance, and feel stronger after them. Velvet Gloves is all about gentlemanly respect, empowerment, social responsibility and diversity. The co-founders, Vance Garrett and Francisco Liuzzi, promise that no one has ever been hit in the face. After the 75-minute class comes the club part – a social cool down complements the experience. Workouts are open to adults of all genders and orientations. Absolute beginners, novices, and fitness enthusiasts alike are welcome. RSVP required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 24
7:00 pm

Free

Workshops, September 24, 2015, 09/24/2015, Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jazz |
Program: CLIFF KORMAN Interventions EDU LOBO (arr. Peranzzetta) Frevo Diabo, Casa Forte, A História De Lily Braun, Canção de Amanhecer GILSON PERANZZETTA Dois na Rede Featuring the MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra and guest soloists Dave Liebman, saxophone; Gilson Peranzzetta, piano and accordion; and Cliff Korman, piano.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 25, 2015, 09/25/2015, Savassi Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Film |
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. 137 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 26
12:15 pm

Free

Films, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, James Wan's Furious 7 (2015): Life in the Fast Lane
Film |
Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti. In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. 121 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 26
2:00 pm

Free

Films, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Bill Pohlad's Love and Mercy (2014): The Genius Behind the Beach Boys
Film |
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. 137 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 26
3:00 pm

Free

Films, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, James Wan's Furious 7 (2015): Life in the Fast Lane
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 26
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 26, 2015, 09/26/2015, Concert on Water: Classical Music

Monday, September 28, 2015

Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture channels the author's grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 28
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, September 28, 2015, 09/28/2015, Jennifer Michael Hecht discusses her book Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It

Friday, October 2, 2015

Concert |
The Gateway Orchestra; Ida Angland, conductor; Xiao Wang, violin. Program Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Symphony No. 8 (1812) Sibelius (1865 - 1957) Violin Concerto (1904) About the Performers The Gateway Orchestra is a professional orchestra of 80 plus musicians, including the former members of the New York Philharmonic. The orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras. Conductor Ms. Angland has been described in reviews as "thrilling," "compelling" (Greenwich Time), "a revelation," "unforgettable," and "amazing" (The Italian Voice). Prior her involvement with the Gateway Orchestra, Ms. Angland assistant conducted with the New York Grand Opera for seven years for numerous operas and concerts in Central Park and Carnegie Hall. Violinist Xiao Wang has performed with orchestras like the National Orchestra of Belgium, Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary, Gewandhaus Academisches Orchester in Leipzig, Germany, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and others. He was quoted by the New York Times as “… wonderfully clean in Sibelius, and he made the most of its expressive opportunities.” He was the first prize winner of the Szigeti International Violin Competition and laureate of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Competition. About the Program Beethoven’s 8th Symphony provides a welcomed antithesis to the raw emotion of the concerto as it depicts joy at its most fervent. The composer fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. Sibelius' Violin Concerto was written in 1904 and revised in 1905. It was premiered with Richard Strauss conducting the Berlin Court Orchestra and "wunderkind" Ferenc von Vecsey as soloist who was only 13 at a time, although he could not adequately cope with the extraordinary technical demands of the work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 2
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 02, 2015, 10/02/2015, Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Concert |
Program: Benjamin Britten: 6 Hölderlin-Fragments Op. 61 Franz Schubert: 3 Shakespeare Lieder Robert Schumann: from Myrthen, Op. 25 Richard Strauss: 3 Ophelia Lieder Op. 67 BASS will perform: Kristina Bachrach, soprano, Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 6
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 06, 2015, 10/06/2015, Britannica in Deutsch Concert: Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss
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