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All events, things to do on December 1, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
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.
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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Lecture |
Alain Badiou (pictured) of École Normale Supérieure and Bruno Bosteels present these lectures.
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10:00 am
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Lectures, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Lectures on Nietzsche
Park Walk |
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Book Reading |
Since 2011, the Cuban government has made significant economic reforms and has begun to normalize relations with the United States. Join Richard Feinberg as he presents his book which analyzes the evolution of Cuba’s economic model. The book highlights the emerging opportunities for business and investment in Cuba, the economic development challenges faced by the island, as well as the path to developing an innovative entrepreneurial class in Cuba. Registration and Buffet Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.Presentation and Discussion: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Book Signing: 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
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12:00 pm
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Richard Feinberg discusses hisbook Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Bach at Noon
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Retro Board Gaming
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Lunchtime Meditation
Gallery Talk |
A tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Harlem Tour
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Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Subway Art Tour
City Walk |
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Film |
Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, the film follows the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. 104 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Claude Jutra's Mon oncle Antoine (1971): Canadian Drama
Film |
Stars: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr. After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. 105 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Jodie Foster's Home for the Holidays (1995): Grin and Bear It
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Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney.A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. 120 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Michael Curtiz's Oscar Nominee White Christmas (1954): Holiday Favorite
Book Reading |
Since 2011, the Cuban government has made significant economic reforms and has begun to normalize relations with the United States. Join Richard Feinberg as he presents his book which analyzes the evolution of Cuba’s economic model. The book highlights the emerging opportunities for business and investment in Cuba, the economic development challenges faced by the island, as well as the path to developing an innovative entrepreneurial class in Cuba.
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2:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Richard Feinberg discusses his book Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy
Other |
The New York Stock Exchange will celebrate the 93rd annual Christmas tree lighting with musical performances and a visit from Santa Claus.
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3:00 pm
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Others, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, New York Stock Exchange's 93rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Play |
Clare has big plans with her best friend Ezra—starting a food truck, making him marry his boyfriend—until an unexpected windfall forces them to face how they truly feel about money and commitment. A witty, incisive look at two young couples struggling with personal finance, the meaning of marriage, and the deeply human capacity for self-sabotage—as they decipher the ongoing mystery of how to be an adult.
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3:00 pm
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Plays, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Partners: Marriage-and-Money Comedy by Dorothy Fortenberry
Discussion |
In a time of great economic anxiety and a rethinking of the project of economic globalization, what lessons can we learn from the past? Five economic historians, featuring Visiting Professor Robert Brenner, will present their research in economic history and discuss the value of economic history for understanding contemporary capitalism. Professor Brenner will serve as the moderator of a far-reaching discussion that will highlight the renewed importance of economic history in the intellectual life of the college. 
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4:00 pm
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Reviving Economic History and Reframing the Economic Problems of Our Day
Lecture |
Lydia Walker (Agnese N. Haury Dissertation Fellow) will deliver this lecture. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q+A session.
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Politics of Plaint: Nagas, Namibians, and the United Nations System
Concert |
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cynthia Hoffmann, Vocal Performance 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jazz Arts Combo Festival 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Chamber Music Festival Concert I8:00 PM - 9:30 PM David Ji, accompanying 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Camille Dietrich, cello
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Student Recitals
Talk |
A talk by Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.
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4:30 pm
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Talks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, U.S. Immigration Policy: In the Aftermath of the Elections
Talk |
Linguists have long known that multilingualism can shape language change, but the conditions under which multilingualism determines change in a population, and, importantly, the way that social factors condition contact-induced change remain poorly understood. New York City is an especially useful setting for examining these issues given its immense linguistic diversity, and indeed it is frequently claimed that multilingualism has played an important role in the evolution of the accent of New York City English. Nevertheless, to date, no large-scale study using high-quality speech corpora--the best data available for such a task--has focused on these issues.   Speaker Bill Haddican is Associate Professor of Linguistics at CUNY Queens College. 
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Talks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Multilingualism and Language Change in New York City: Insights from the Corpus of New York City English
Festival |
Light Up Luminaries is a free community holiday event to kick off Luminaries, the spectacular light installation and new holiday tradition at Brookfield Place. There will be fun performances, free ice skating on the waterfront, hot chocolate, sweet treats and more. Santa is the star of the show, arriving red carpet-style at 5:30PM to cast the first holiday wish, then leading a parade to his newly designed winter chalet.
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Light Up Luminaries: First Wish Holiday Celebration
Lecture |
Speaker: Lisa Stevenson, Anthropology Professor at McGill University.
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Lectures, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Thinking in Images, Living With Violence: Reflections on Work with Colombian Refugees in Ecuador
Workshop |
Magnetic Sound Baths is an immersive listening experience, where participants are invited to lay back amidst a wash of meditative sounds. A sound bath creates a temporary break from the sensory stimuli of an active life, allowing people space with their thoughts, and time to inspect their own internal mental narrative. The installation is comprised of several sound-generating sculptures, electroacoustic works of art that use magnetic fields to induce vibration and soundwaves in metal and wood. Space is limited to 20 visitors per session. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Participants are encouraged to bring mats, blankets, pillows; anything for comfort while listening. Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 3 - December 15 (except Nov. 24)
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Workshops, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Magnetic Sound Baths: An Immersive Listening Experience
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ben Fountain.
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5:15 pm
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Book Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Book Discussion Group: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Festival |
Celebrate the season at the 20th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice-carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Event is rain, snow, or shine.
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5:30 pm
Free
Festivals, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, 20th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting
Book Reading |
Tepper will read excerpts from the book in addition to guests readers Liz Larsen (Hairspray, Beautiful), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Forbidden Broadway) and Chris Boneau (Broadway publicist), with a signing to follow. The book was hailed as “unique and rewarding” by The Huffington Post and “smart and inspiring” by On Stage Blog. According to Edge Media Network, “whether reading to gain insight into the careers of stars or to learn more about the theaters, The Untold Stories of Broadway has something for everyone.”
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5:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Jennifer Ashley Tepper discusses her book The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 3
Talk |
Thomas Heatherwick is a British designer whose prolific and varied work over two decades is characterised by its ingenuity, inventiveness and originality. Defying the conventional classification of design disciplines, Thomas founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring the practices of design, architecture, sculpture and urban planning together in a single workspace.In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic and Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture, will engage Heatherwick on his life and work.
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Talks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Thomas Heatherwick, British Designer
Opening Reception |
Garduño is in the permanent collections of major museums including The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), and the Museum Ludwig (Cologne). Garduño resides in Mexico City.
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Opening Receptions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Flor Garduño: Photographs
Opening Reception |
With:Zu Orzu Jacqueline Barnett Lucky Checkley Joel Rudin Priscilla Schott Tony Seker Rachel Klein Elaine Mendez Jocelyn Russell Steve Zolin
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Opening Receptions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Group Show: Exposure 1
Book Reading |
Can a biography propose alternate forms of historiography using techniques most often found in fiction? Working on a a critical biography of her older contemporary, the American writer Kathy Acker (1947-1997), Chris Kraus explores the tension between author and subject, present and past.
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Chris Kraus discusses her book The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable
Book Reading |
Scott Alexander Hess's novel The Butcher's Sons was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015. Hess co-wrote the award winning short film Tom in America. He will be reading from his fourth novel Skyscraper (Lethe Press, 2016).Stephanie Rogers' poems have been selected for inclusion in the emerging writers anthology Best New Poets. Her poetry has also appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Ploughshares, Cincinnati Review, Southern Review, Pleiades, and New Ohio Review, among others. She will be reading form her debut collection Plucking the Stinger (Saturnalia Books, 2016).Lauren Hilger is the author of Lady Be Good (CCM, 2016). Awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens Journal.
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Writers Read: Scott Alexander Hess / Stephanie Rogers / Lauren Hilger
Discussion |
Black women who were at the forefront of the Black Revolt in the 1960s have been omitted from history books. Now the time is ripe to recover their stories.Ashley Farmer is recovering the story of New York’s Mae Mallory, including her courageous fight for freedom from the Harlem Nine to the Monroe self-defense movement. Joseph Fitzgerald is recovering the story of New York’s Gloria Richardson from the militant Cambridge Movement in Maryland to her alliance with Malcolm X, Dick Gregory and Jesse Gray in ACT. If Mae Mallory was a two-fisted fighter when the police attacked the Patrice Lumumba protest at the United Nations, then Malcolm X identified Gloria Richardson as the paradigm for the Grassroots in the Black Revolution.
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Honoring the Legacy of Black Women Radicals Gloria Richardson and Mae Mallory
Discussion |
During Barack Obama’s presidency, the Black Lives Matter movement emerged while, at the same time, the intensification of resentment toward "the other" echoed in the speeches of Donald Trump and others. The months immediately following the end of Obama’s administration is an important time to explore what his presidency has meant for the politics of race in this country.This Public Voices, a discussion among panelists Michael Eric Dyson (author, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America), Dr. Julianne Malveaux, (author, Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy), and Deva Woodly (The New School) moderated by Frederick C. Harris (Columbia University), addresses the Obama presidency, race, and politics in this country in light of how charged the atmosphere has become with recent egregious events.
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Obama, Race, and Politics
Lecture |
A lecture by Daryn Lehoux, Queen’s University. Reception to follow.            View Larger MapDate: Thu, Dec 1, 2016Time: 6:00pm EST    
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Lectures, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Weeks, Months, and Years in Greek and Roman Calendars
Screening |
“It is a political act to work and speak as a lesbian artist in the dominant art world and to speak as an avant-garde artist to a lesbian and gay audience. My presence and voice address both issues of homophobia and the need for an emerging community to explore a new imagination.” —Barbara HammerPioneer of queer cinema and legendary visual artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer will join us for the screening of her earliest short experimental films. Barbara is well known for creating the most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality. During her career, Barbara has made more then 80 moving image works exploring identity, gay and lesbian sexuality, and history. During the second part of the evening Barbara will screen a short film of her choice.
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Screenings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, The Film Work of Barbara Hammer
Performance |
The theater company in residence KIT - Kairos Italy Theater - presents this evening.Colombina, Balanzone and Arlecchino will guide you through The Town of Fears, The Words Market, and The Little Box Game. In between scenes, each character will tell one of the short stories written by Gianni Rodari. Rodari was the recipient of the Hans Christian Anderson Medal and is considered by many to be Italy’s most important twentieth-century author for children. The show will end with a parade where everyone will get to sing along.This production is created for both adults and children.
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Performances, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Stories of Many Stories: A Performance Based on Stories by Children's Author Gianni Rodari
Discussion |
On June 23, 2016, a slim majority of the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by national referendum. The reasons that led to this historic vote, ending forty-three years of UK membership in the EU, are still being widely debated, as are the potential ramifications. This two-day event brings together journalists and scholars from European and American universities to uncover both the underlying issues that precipitated the UK's decision to separate from the EU as well as the ongoing fallout from the "Brexit" vote, especially for those of us working in global universities.
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6:15 pm
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Brexit Before and Beyond
Book Reading |
Reviewing it in The New York Times, Robyn Creswell wrote: “It seems unfair to call Hisham Matar’s extraordinary new book a memoir, since it is so many other things besides: a reflection on exile and the consolations of art, an analysis of authoritarianism, a family history, a portrait of a country in the throes of revolution, and an impassioned work of mourning.” A Q+A and book signing will follow the conversation.
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Hisham Matar discusses his book The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
Discussion |
Join Local Projects’ Creative Director Elvira Barriga (pictured), as she speaks with an all-female panel of designers and architects about their careers, lessons they've learned in their daily practice, and their aspirations for the future.The panel includes:- Roanne Adams, founder of the multi-disciplinary creative studio RoAndCo (clients include Loeffler Randall, Hudson’s Rivertown Lodge, and Google Play Music)- Min Lew, Creative Director and Managing Director of the branding studio Base Design's New York office. (clients include JFK Terminal 4, Pantone, and Le Pain Quotidien)- Jing Liu, Partner at SO-IL architects (clients include Derek Lam, MoMA, and Frieze Art Fair) + faculty member at Columbia University.
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Perspectives on Creative Leadership: Experience Design
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated talk explores the great comedian's early years (1900-1930) as a juggler in vaudeville and a revue comedian, and the many ways those experiences influenced his later motion pictures. With Trav S.D., writer, performer, and author of "No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous" and "Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube."
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, W.C. Fields in Vaudeville
Talk |
Songwriter/singer Don Schlitz (Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee; multiple Grammy winner; writer of 24 #1 country singles, including “The Gambler,” in conversation with Phil Galdston, Faculty Songwriter-In-Residence.
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7:00 pm
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Talks, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Don Schlitz, Grammy Award-Winning Country Songwriter
Reading |
Welcome Irish-American writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians and artists of every (and no) religion. As well as celebrating the achievements of Irish-American writers and artists, past and present, IAW+A's purpose is to highlight, energize and encourage Irish Americans working in the arts. IAW+A is committed both to bringing together the Irish American creative community in new self-awareness and to being a force for inter-ethnic and interracial solidarity, understanding and active cooperation.
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Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Irish American Writers and Artists Salon
Tour |
It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all out on the New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.
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7:00 pm
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Tours, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Poetry Reading |
With: Donika Kelly (Winner), Katy Richey (Runner-Up) and Linda Susan Jackson.Donika Kelly (pictured) is the author of the forthcoming collection "Bestiary" from Graywolf Press. Katy Richey’s manuscript "Into the Bluest Part" received an honorable mention for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Linda Susan Jackson, author of "What Yellow Sounds Like" and 2015 competition reader will kick off the event with an introductory reading.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading
Book Reading |
In his shrewd analysis, Lincoln Mitchell asks whether the sport will continue in its current form as a huge, lucrative global business that offers a monopoly in North America and whether those structures are sustainable. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Lincoln Mitchell reads from his book Will Big League Baseball Survive?
Book Signing |
Author, activist, former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and Emmy-winning actress Jane Alexander provides a moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists and environmentalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Emmy-winning actress Jane Alexander signs copies of her book Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth
Discussion |
In recognition of the manifold forms of the modern family, Min Jin Lee (Free Food For Millionnaires, Pachinko (2017)), Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines), Alden Jones (Unaccompanied Minors), and Sonya Chung (The Loved Ones, Long for This World) will discuss the ongoing importance of representing a broad spectrum of families in fiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, The Modern Family
Concert |
Ramon Castellblanch, Pianist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Student Piano Recital
Master Class |
The Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson began his musical training with Guido Vecchi in Göteborg before moving on to study with Giuseppe Selmi in Rome and William Pleeth in London. Sergiu Celibidache and Mstislav Rostropovich also played a very influential role in his artistic development. In 1971 he won one of the most famous music prizes for cellists, the Cassado Competition in Florence - the first of many other distinctions. Tours have taken him to other countries in Europe as well as to Japan, Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Cello Master Class with Frans Helmerson
Screening |
Filmmmaker Genevieve Anderson will show a preview of her in-progress animated narrative feature film. With puppets, animation and Paul Giamatti's voice, Anderson creates a visually stunning dramatic film adapted from the beloved Czech novella.This award winning artist and short film director of Boxed, Sunlight, and Ola’s Box of Clovers will bring to life Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s beloved novella Too Loud A Solitude (Příliš hlučná samota ,1976), marking her feature film debut and the first of Hrabal’s works to be adapted by an American director.Do not miss the  Q+A with director after the screening. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Too Loud a Solitude: Screening of Film Excerpt and Q+A
Play |
Sam Shepard meets Thelma and Louise when we find two sisters in a kitchen. Smoking guns in hand, they’ve just slain the iconic brothers of fraternal drama True West. As these women chase their own uniquely twisted American Dream in a landscape of canonical corpses, they dance an intricate psychological duet that leads us through a surreal terrain of wonder, danger, laughter, and yearning. In this delightfully upsetting comic grapple by an emerging feminist playwright, we follow a pair of sisters on their brutal hunt in search of tenderness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Truest: Black Comedy by Megan Cohen
Concert |
The enchanting Caribbean, Mexican, and South American melodies from Nat King Cole’s two Spanish-language albums from 1958 and 1962 are reimagined by Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist David Murray and his Cuban Ensemble. A sensitive improviser who blends reverence for the past greats with a deeply personal vision, Murray will entice you to the dance floor with his soulful interpretations of “El Bodeguero,” “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas,” “Tres Palabras,” and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, David Murray, Grammy-Winning Saxophonist
Concert |
Described by the Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted… a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” Anna Han has won a number of prestigious international competitions, including the first prizes of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, the 2011 New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists and both the 2011 and 2008 IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicians) International Piano Competitions. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Anna Han, Prize-Winning Pianist
Jazz |
A joint showcase of the talented Big Band as well as Columbia's very own Jazz House.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, The Columbia University Jazz House & Big Band
Classical Music |
Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Tactus: Contemporary Chamber Music
Concert |
Yilan Zhao, Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2016, 12/01/2016, Student Piano Recital
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