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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lecture |

Presented by Paul E. Stanwick (Independent Scholar).
   New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, Portraits of the Ptolemies: Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs

Concert |

The Jack Quartet will present new music by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, and Charles Wuorinen, with guest artists Miranda Cuckson, violin, and Jay Campbell, cello.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, The Jack Quartet

Book Signing |

Fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be. Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Signings, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, Diane von Furstenberg talks about her book The Woman I Wanted to Be with Tina Brown

Concert |

Program: Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 105 Milhaud Concertino d'hiver for Trombone and String Orchestra&gt;/i&gt; Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90 David Gilbert, Conductor; David Whitwell, Trombone    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, MSM Philharmonia performs works by Sibelius and Brahms

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?

Concert |

Program: David Del Tredici: Dracula George Crumb: Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) Robert Paterson: Closet Full Of Demons, Hell’s Kitchen, Ghost Theater Artists: David Alan Miller, Conductor; Nancy Allen Lundy and Melissa Wimbish, Sopranos; Blair McMillen and Stephen Gosling, Pianos; Sato Moughalian, Flute; Keve Wilson, Oboe Benjamin Fingland, Clarinet; Charles McCracken, Bassoon; Jeremy Justeson and Javier Oviedo, Saxophones; Amie Margoles, Horn; Jonathan Heim, Trumpet; Mark Broschinsky, Trombone; Austin Moorehead, Guitar; Matt Ward, Bill Solomon, and Robert Paterson, Percussion; Robin Zeh, Phillip Payton and Victoria Paterson, Violins; Jessica Meyer, Viola; Richard Vaudrey, Cello; Sean McClowry, Bass. Get your costumes ready! Free drinks for the top three costumes of the night.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, 10th Anniversary Ghosts and Ghouls Concert

Friday, October 31, 2014

City Walk |

City Hall Park, Broadway, New York, NY, United States (map) DescriptionFree Tours by Foot is partnering with Visit New York Tours in offering a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. 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


Free

City Walks, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Film |

With Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke. Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. Animated. 91 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Gil Kenan's Oscar Nominee Monster House (2006): There Go the Property Values

Discussion |

A discussion with Ana Gomes will feature a welcome by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, and will be moderated by David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Ana Gomes has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004. She is a full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence, as well as a full member of the Delegation for the relations with the United States and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Discussions, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine

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

Performance |

Award-winning, critically acclaimed RADIOTHEATRE is proud to present tales of TERROR torn from the pages of the esteemed, legendary magazine WEIRD TALES live on stage. Just bring your imagination! Now in its 10th Season, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 80 live stage shows in NYC and tours; Drama Desk Award nom, 2 NY Innovative Theatre Awards; 13 noms; 5 yrs in row BEST PERFORMANCE GROUP.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Performances, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Weird Tales: Radiotheatre presents stories from the legendary horror mag

Party |

Get spooky at this Halloween dance party hosted by singer- songwriter Everett Bradley (aka Papadelic), who performs with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, among other groups. DJ Reborn moves the crowd with her signature blend of soul, hip-hop, reggae, house, Latin, electronic, and Afrobeat and DJ Idlemind will open and close the night. The party goes until 2am and costumes are encouraged. This is a 21+ event.    New York City, NY; NYC


No cover, no

Partys, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, BOOgie Down: Late Night Halloween Dance Party

Concert |

With: Bogna McGarrigle (New York, N.Y.), organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Post-Theatre Organ Recital

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tour |

A multi-neighborhood tour of the Lower Manhattan area. The tour begins on Wall Street, where you will see the New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church before moving on the the World Trade Center and City Hall. Then move on by subway to visit the largest Chinatown in the United States. Following Chinatown, the tour will continue on through Little Italy and on to SoHo.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Tours, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Lower Manhattan, Little Italy, Chinatown and SoHo Tour

Lecture |

Ten years date of birth and ten east to west side Manhattan Avenues separate two renowned authors in their distinct and distinguished literary field. Vicissitudes of life bring the two close together, without their ever having met in New York City to the extent both can be viewed as soul brother &amp; sister or, at least, soul mates. Join Saint-Exupery expert Howard Scherry as he discusses children's authors Margaret Wise Brown ("Writer of Songs and Nonsense," as she wished to be remembered on her Maine Island engraved epitaph) and Antoine de Saint-Exupery (legendary aviator and author of the fairy tale "unique in all the world").    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Margaret Wise Brown and Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Parallels in Their Life, Comparison in Their Literature

Concert |

From the 19th century studios of the Paris Conservatory, to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, to high school football fields and bandstands across the USA, the saxophone has inspired composers as diverse as Hector Berlioz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Charlie Parker, and John Philip Sousa. The Manhattan Saxophone Quartet offers a concert of new and historic music to honor the 200th birthday of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Adolphe Sax's 200th Birthday Celebration

Concert |

Pavlina Dokovska is a first-prize winner of the Claude Debussy International Competition in France and Italy’s International Piano Competition of Senigallia. Her concert tours have taken her to Europe, the Far East and throughout the United States, receiving critical acclaim for her brilliant technique, depth of interpretation, and emotional range.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Piano Master Class: Pavlina Dokovska

Concert |

The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Tour |

New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Tours, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Park Walk |

6 miles, moderate pace. Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal @ $10-$12 at end. Bring snack, water.    New York City, NY; NYC


$3

Park Walks, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Three Lakes, Three Parks in Queens Walk

Concert |

Cheer on marathon runners as they come down the home stretch through the Park. Dance and enjoy live music by Keith "THE CAPTAIN" Gamble. This concert will take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Marathon Concert: Keith 'The Captain' Gamble

Festival |

Join the our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City. The tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Come and remember your own departed loved ones and bring copies of photographs, candles, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the celebration.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Festivals, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Day of the Dead

Film |

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. 114 min.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Herman Shumlin's Oscar-Winning Watch on the Rhine (1943): End of the Estrangement

Concert |

The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Concert |

Program: Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279-281 Join the Grammy-nominated Bach Choir and Players for the opening of the 47th season of Bach Vespers as they welcome to the podium their new music director Donald Meineke. The one-hour program featuring one of the leading early music ensembles in the United States promises to be an exciting and enriching evening.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Bach Vespers

Park Walk |

The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. Join a journey to the creepier side of New York City’s most unique park. On this tour you’ll hear tales of the strange eccentric who lived below the tracks and saved them from demise, the curse of a West Side Cowboy who fell to his death from the elevated track, and the children who haunt the street formerly known as Death Avenue. If the moon hangs right perhaps you’ll witness the spectacle of a ghostly ship floating down the Hudson River; is it the long forgotten crew of Henry Hudson’s Half-Moon warning sailors not to go to sea? Or is it Captain Kidd protecting the treasure he buried on Liberty Island? Venture at your own risk through the dark side of High Line.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Park Walks, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, The Dark Side of the High Line Tour

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tour |

Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Tours, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, Harlem Tour

Film |

A screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION, an award-winning documentary in which political humorist Mo Rocca discovers that there’s something funny about voting in America. The screening will be followed by a Q and A with political humorist Mo Rocca, and filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer, who directed the film with Leslie D. Farrell.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, Electoral Dysfunction: Documentary followed by discussion with humorist Mo Rocca

Concert |

Composers Marion Bauer, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Harrison Kerr, Otto Luening, and Quincy Porter established the American Music Center on November 11, 1939 to promote new music in America. Over its storied history, AMC compiled over 60,000 new works by American composers, and now that collection finds a home at the library. Celebrate the AMC archive with a performance by the renowned composer performer collective counter)induction.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, Chamber Music, Medium Rare: counter)induction Plays American Music Center Gems

Slide Lecture |

This illustrated lecture takes a step back in time to revisit the architectural legacy of what was once most famed resort destination in the world, the Catskills. New York's bygone Borscht Belt district helped shape American culture and history. This presentation relives the stories behind the the majestic mountain houses of the nineteenth century and the glamorous mid-century hotels of the Borscht Belt: Grossinger’s, the Concord, and the Nevele, the theaters and nightclubs, the lavish lobbies where bellhops welcomed celebrities, and the large dining rooms that served thousands of rich kosher meals each day.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Slide Lectures, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, Ross Padluck discusses his book Catskill Resorts: Lost Architecture of Paradise

Book Reading |

Join Charles and Mirella Affron as they discuss their comprehensive new book, a survey of America's foremost opera company and an essential companion to all classic music lovers.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Readings, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, Charles and Mirella Affron read from their book Grand Opera: The Story of the Met

Concert |

Program: Robert Fokkens Mzantsi Nights (2014) Bongani Ndodana-Breen Mayibuye! (2014) Michael Blake Rural Arias (2007) Kevin Volans Looping Point (2012) Clare Loveday Fever Tree (2013) Paul Hanmer Minuet and Trio, kometgruppen 80-151-222 (2010) Adile Khumalo Shades of Words (2011) The New Juilliard Ensemble, led by Joel Sachs, explores the incredibly dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. The festival is dedicated to the legacy of Nelson Mandela.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 03, 2014, 11/03/2014, A South African Musical Sampler

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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


Free

Concerts, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Tour |

Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Tours, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lecture |

Branko Milanovic, Presidential Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, will give a talk. Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality who was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He is the author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Current Trends in Global Inequality and Implications for Politics and Economic Justice

Talk |

Author and artist Sarah Plimpton will present a lecture on the history of FAI's magnificent Villa del Balbianello, located on Lake Como. The 18th-century villa was purchased in 1919 by her great uncle, Congressman Butler Ames, who carefully restored the villa and its beautiful gardens.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Talks, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Villa del Balbianello, an 18th-Century Villa on Lake Como

Jazz |

The concert features the music of Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. Trumpeter Jon Faddis is guest coach; Elio Villafranca and Frank Kimbrough are faculty coaches.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, The Real Bebop: Gillespie, Monk, Parker

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Book Reading |

Martin Amis was born in Swansea, Wales, and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields and The Pregnant Widow. He is also the author of the memoir Experience, two collections of short stories and six books of non-fiction, including The Second Plane. He was literary editor of The New Statesman and served as the Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Isabel Fonseca, and their children.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Readings, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Martin Amis discuss his book The Zone of Interest

Lecture |

David Lean’s iconic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia is one of the foundation myths of the modern Middle East. Patricia Goldstone, Los Angeles Times journalist and NEA-award-winning playwright, explores the backstory of that film in the campaign waged by the British Foreign Office to bring America into World War I on the Allied side, and in the fraught, triangulated relationship between T.E. Lawrence and two Jewish propagandists, Aaron Aronsohn and his sister, Sarah.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, World War I Propaganda and the Creation of Lawrence of Arabia

Workshop |

Mathematician and culinary enthusiast Mercedes Molina will provide a recipe for fun as she explores the artistry and inspiration common to two of her favorite pursuits: math and cooking.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Workshops, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Math Encounters: Cooking Up Math

Theater |

Stefan and Martin, two bachelors, share an apartment as an antidote to their poisonous experiences with women. They are preparing to celebrate the birthday of their friend Peter, due to arrive for dinner with his lovely wife Lilli. To their surprise, he arrives alone. It turns out that Peter has been cheating on his wife for ages but has just left her for giving him a taste of his own medicine. He decides to join his friends in their “male” household. It all seems ideal – until one day, Martin meets the woman of his dreams…    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Theaters, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, US Theater Premiere: Gabriel Barylli’s Chickenshit/Butterbrot

Talk |

Roman-born New York-based fashion and celebrity photographer Fabrizio Ferri is one of Italy's most renowned talents worldwide. During a prolific career, which has spanned over 30 years, he has captured the beauty, sensuality, and soul of many top models and stars, including Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Julia Roberts, Roberto Bolle and Sting. In this conversation, Fabrizio will reveal many “behind the scenes” anecdotes, show some of his extraordinary videos, talk about his commitment to the American Ballet Theater, and share his longtime passion for music.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Talks, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, I Am a Camera:  A Conversation with Fashion Photographer Fabrizio Ferri

Lecture |

Physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser will discuss how changes in the human microbiome brought on by microbe-killing behaviors such as overuse of antibiotics and hand sanitizers.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Antibiotics and Obesity

Concert |

Program: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482 (Kyoko Hirota, piano) /> Nielsen's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (David Ordovskiy, flute) Haydn's Concerto in D major for cello and orchestra (Jeanne Dorche, cello) Led by conductor David Hayes.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Concerto Runners-Up Concert: Haydn, Mozart

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Conference |

MODERATORS: - Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business; President of the American Finance Association - Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization; Director, European Legal Studies Center - Jeffrey N. Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law; Co-Director, Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Conferences, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, A Global Agenda for Financial Stability: Have We Tamed the Too-Big-to-Fail Financial Institution?

Concert |

This season’s performers were chosen competitively by jury and are among the finest early music artists and ensembles from the New York area and beyond. Today: Amy Bartram – Medieval Songs 101 Soprano and Medieval lute An introduction to medieval song, featuring secular songs of the minnesingers, troubadours, trouvères, and more.    New York City, NY; NYC


$10 suggested donation

Concerts, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, Gotham Early Music Concert: Amy Bertram

Film |

The story of a group of friends, the "rebel boys" who made Italian wine great, among generational conflicts, brilliant insights and never silenced controversies. 64 min. In English and Italian with English subtitles. Followed by a discussion with the directors, protagonist Elio Altare and sommelier Alessandra Rotondi.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, Italian Documentary: Paolo Casalis and Tiziano Gaia's Barolo Boys: The Story of a Revolution (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

Lecture |

A talk by acclaimed Russian film critic and writer Anton Dolin. Dolin has spent the last fifteen years working in a variety of fields, including national radio, television, and print media. He has published a number of articles in Gazeta, Expert, Moscow News, Vedemosti,Iskusstvo Kino and Afisha. He has also published several books, including Lars von Trier: Control Works (2004), Takeshi Kitano: Childhood's Years (2006), Catch-XXI: Cinema of Our Century (2010), and German (2011).    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Lectures, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Film in Putin's Russia: Conformism and Resistance

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

Jazz |

Concerto for jazz guitar, saxophone and orchestra. Justin Dicioccio, Conductor Donny McCaslin, Tenor Saxophone Jack Wilkins, Guitar Sara Caswell, Violin    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert |

Program: Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte Ibert: Flute Concerto Zachary Hicks, Flute Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Jens Georg Bachmann, Conductor    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, The NYU Symphony performs works by Fauré, Sibelius, Ravel

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Park Walk |

This is a moderately paced adventure under, over, around and through many amazing architectural wonders throughout Central Park. Begin at the southwest tip of Central Park South and zigzag up the eastern half of Central Park to The Harlem Meer at 110th St. Then circle back along the western half of the park and finish at Sheep's Meadow. Please bring water and lunch/snack for this fascinating 5-hour journey of approx. 8 miles.    New York City, NY; NYC


$3

Park Walks, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Walk: The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Film |

Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. 97 mins.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Robert Stromberg's Maleficent (2014): Witch's Curse

Tour |

Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Tours, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour

Dance Performance |

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to traditionally valorized forms of ballet and modern dance in scholarship and popular culture. With this project, Ali Rosa-Salas highlights movement-based artists who engage notions of subjectivity and materiality of the body in their work while utilizing the technical formalities of Abstraction. NO SUCH THING AS NEUTRAL celebrates Flex and Lite Feet, looking at their evolution and the indelible impact they have had in the contemporary dance world. Join leaders in the dance community for a lecture demonstration, discussion, performance, and a Lite Feet versus Flexing cypher in partnership with Rep Your Style. 2:30PM Doors Open 3:10-3:10PM Opening Remarks and Introduction 3:10-5:00PM Lecture Demonstration with Flex and Lite Feet and Discussion, followed by Q and A 5:00-6:00PM Break/Open Dance Session 6:00-8:00PM All Women Lite Feet and Flex Exhibition Showcase    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Dance Performances, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, No Such Thing as Neutral: Discussion and Dance Performances

Concert |

The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

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


Free

Concerts, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, The Great Organ: Midday Monday

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Reading |

Eric Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. He wrote and starred in the play, "Talk Radio" for which he was nominated for a Tony award. For his film adaptation of the play, Bogosian received the Berlin Film Festival "Silver Bear." As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio," "Under Siege II," "Wonderland," and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Readings, November 13, 2014, 11/13/2014, Tony nominee Eric Bogosian reads from his book 100 (monologues)

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


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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, November 17, 2014

Concert |

Program: Puccini Chrysanthemums Beethoven String Quartet in G Major, op. 59, no. 3 Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata") Shostakovich Piano Quintet, op. 57 The New York-based Enso Quartet is back from recent tours of Brazil and Mexico for the release of a new album, featuring works by opera composers.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Concerts, November 17, 2014, 11/17/2014, The Grammy-nominated Enso Quartet performs works by Puccini, Beethoven, Janáček, Shostakovich

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Film |

Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal. A one-time successful sports agent believes he can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. 124 min.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Films, November 18, 2014, 11/18/2014, Craig Gillespie's Million Dollar Arm (2014): Unlikely Baseball Star

Performance |

The National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene in a special event with the distinguished Warsaw theatre, featuring the works of beloved author Isaac Bashevis Singer.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Performances, November 18, 2014, 11/18/2014, The National Yiddish Theater presents stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Reading |

Richard Ford is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel Canada, as well as The Bascombe Novels, the story collections A Multitude of Sins and Rock Springs. His books have been published in more than twenty-five countries, won many prestigious international awards and been widely anthologized. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Readings, November 19, 2014, 11/19/2014, Richard Ford, Pulitzer-winning novelist, reads from his book Let Me Be Frank With You

Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Signing |

A one-of-a-kind tribute from one of the best-selling bands in the world direct to their legions of fans. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performances have become legendary as much for the music and antics on stage as the generous, loving community of people who stand side by side, screaming their approval. This is a fan appreciation book of words and photos from the band that puts the emphasis where it should be — on the fans. In conversation with David Fricke.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Signings, November 21, 2014, 11/21/2014, Singer Anthony Kiedis signs copies of the book Red Hot Chili Peppers: Fandemonium

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Signing |

Divided by continent, You Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity by one of the world's most seasoned and accomplished astronauts. Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on 4th floor. Priority seating with book purchase is limited.    New York City, NY; NYC


Free

Book Signings, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Astronaut Chris Hadfield signs copies of his book You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes - Photographs from the International Space Station

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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