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All events, things to do on December 2, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
Symposium |
A full day of conversation featuring expert perspectives from government, the nonprofit sector, academic research, journalism, and social justice activism. The discussions and presentations featured will address issues and disparities that directly affect families and children of color living in poverty.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Symposiums, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action
Conference |
Following on conversations that animated Caribbean Digital events in 2014 and 2015, this third public forum will engage critically with the digital both as practice and as a historicized societal phenomenon, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that are reconfiguring the social and geographic contours of the Caribbean. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, The Digital Caribbean
Conference |
Are American schools educating citizens? How are civic engagement programs reshaping liberal arts education? What are the public responsibilities of colleges and universities?On the centennial of John Dewey's classic Democracy and Education (1916), this is a daylong conference that will consider Dewey's legacy for twenty-first century civic education. Lectures and sessions will examine contemporary debates about educational policy, civic engagement programs, education and equality, access to higher education, and the public responsibilities of colleges and universities, among other topics.Speakers include:Danielle AllenCasey BlakeNancy CantorAndrew DelbancoIra HarkavyEllen Condliffe LagemannDaniel PorterfieldJihn SaltmarshDavid ScobeyJudith Shapiro
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Democracy and Education
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Conferences, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Brexit Before and Beyond
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, New York One-Day Tour
Tour |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Manhattan 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway. Mondays and Fridays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends!All players welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Bridge Club
Talk |
This talk will ask how early New York Jews thought about and experienced family relationships, especially given the close connections among marriage, commercial activity, children's migration abroad, and the general fluidity of Jewish movement within North America, the Caribbean, and European commercial centers. Although relationships among spouses will be one focus, Professor Amanik is also particularly interested in how households of extended kin or the phenomenon of non-marriage among many Jews in British North America shaped family roles and ideals. The presentation will reflect on how temporary or long-term separation influenced interactions between parents and children, and especially among siblings. A sampling of New York Jewish merchant families will serve as case studies, including the Levy, Gomez, and Franks families.  Speaker Allan Amanik received his PhD from New York University and is Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Overseas Trade and Family Sentiment among 18th-Century New York Jewish Merchants
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Film |
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer.A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Films, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Thea Sharrock's Me Before You (2016): Caregiver's Journey
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Harlem Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all. Tours are Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Rockefeller Center Tour
Workshop |
So you want to learn how to speak Spanish? Good choice!Spanish is relatively easy to learn, because once you’ve learned how to pronounce the letters, you can sound out any word. There are no complicated pronunciation rules, as there are in English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Library Spanish Class
Workshop |
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously tough to keep. But with the right tools you can make sustainable New Year’s resolutions. In this workshop, Dr. Lucie Baker discusses adapting to change and shares strategies and tips to help you achieve your goals in 2017. This workshop is suitable for all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
$5
Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Sustainable New Year's Resolutions in 3 Easy Steps
Film |
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh.In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. 167 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015): Oscar for Best Score
Workshop |
We all have topics we’re scared to write about, that we avoid at all costs. Too often these unwritten stories get in our way, taking up all of our oxygen and headspace. To be from a marginalized community is to be told our stories don’t matter—to be prompted to repress our fears and anxieties in the face of a society that does not care about us. How can we use poetry to explore our past, take control  of our narratives, and insist that our stories matter too? In the supportive environment of this workshop, facilitator Henry Gonzalez will lead the group in looking at a few brave poems by writers we admire. We’ll ask what makes the poems brave, and what strategies the poets have used to face their fears. Then we’ll take some deep breaths and welcome terror into the room. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Poetry Workshop: Writing from Fear
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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3:00 pm
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Plays, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Truest: Black Comedy by Megan Cohen
Lecture |
A lecture presented by Professor Dale Jorgensen, Samuel W. Morris University Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Why is India the Fastest Growing Major Economy in the World?
Concert |
Ji Na Kim, Piano 4 p.m. Han Shi, Violin 6 p.m. Chelsea Kim, Violin 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Student Recitals
Concert |
The Pfizer Choraliers of New York present a Christmas-inspired program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, The Pfizer Choraliers
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM  Chamber Music Concert II6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Chun-Hao Chiu, tenor6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Devon Kelly, guitar8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rongxin Peng, Composition8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Yuting Zhou, piano8:30 PM - 10:00 PM You Joung Sohn, oboe
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Student Recitals
Talk |
Lecturer Susan Brison is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth. As part of her advocacy work, Brison lobbied for the Violence Against Women Act and its re-authorization. Her 2003 book, Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, received wide acclaim for its emotionally and intellectually stimulating account of her own sexual assault and her subsequent journey as a survivor. Brison said that writing was an essential form of activism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Why Rape is Not Sex Minus Consent
Gallery Talk |
Join collector and educator Alice Sachs Zimet in conversation with Flor Garduño, one of Latin America's most celebrated artists. A reception with the artist follows.This unique opportunity allows us to hear the artist's personal stories and to look closely at Garduño's recent work as well as her most iconic images. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Artist Talk: Flor Garduño
Concert |
Piedmont Bluz's mission is to help keep this rural, east coast tradition alive by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. They have been entertaining audiences at venues from Washington State to Jerusalem and are much loved wherever they go. The husband and wife duo feel that “there are stories to tell, people to remember, and things that must be said” so, in addition to tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo: Country Blues
Talk |
Join director and writer Pedro Almodóvar for a discussion and audience Q+A. The latest film from the Academy Award-winning filmmaker centers on a widow in Madrid whose young daughter is drifting further and further away from her, until she finally disappears from her life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodóvar discusses his film Julieta
Book Reading |
A groundbreaking investigation into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film, taking us deeper into Kurosawa and his world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Paul Anderer discusses his book Kurosawa's Rashomon
Discussion |
Join local experts and members of the community for an interactive conversation that will illuminate Poe’s work and legacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Know About Poe
Film |
A documentary about the life of the American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped and executed by ISIS while covering the war in Syria. 111 min.There will be a Q+A following the screening with Brian Oakes, who is not only the film’s director, but is also a childhood friend of Foley’s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Brian Oakes' Jim: The James Foley Story (2016): Documentary on Journalist Slain by ISIS
Classical Music |
Columbia University's Music Performance Program presents a recital featuring the Columbia University Chamber Ensembles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Chamber Music Ensembles of Columbia University
Talk |
America has elected New York’s billionaire and real estate mogul Donald Trumpto the highest office of the nation. A strongly contested presidential election has given us a result, but it hasn’t answered all the questions still being asked by America’s voters. Trump did not have the government experience that his rival had. His media strategy was unconventional, to say the least, in a campaign plagued by gaffes. The lack of a so-called “ground game” organization to turn out the votes was compounded by his difficult relationship with the party elites. All this reinforced the view that he was not just another politician — yet none of it changed the outcome. Why? Speaker Andrew Mazzone of the Henry George School of Social Science will decipher the reasons behind Trump’s surprise victory and what it means for the economy and the direction of his presidency. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, What's Next for America: Trump, the Economy and You
Book Reading |
A reading by award-winning translator, writer, and editor Peter Wortsman. He will be joined by Tess Lewis to discuss the release of his new translation of Kafka’s short prose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka: A Reading
Concert |
6:30pm: Free Advice - Folk7:15pm: Denny Love - Soulful Pop/R&B 8:00pm: Katie Buchanan (pictured) - Singer/Songwriter, Bluesy Guitar Pop
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Chelsea Nights Concert
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Over the last decade, German style board games have revolutionized the gaming world. The coveted “Spiel des Jahres” award, awarded annually by a German-speaking jury, has produced such hits as Settlers of Catan, which has accrued legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Come join the Goethe-Institut New York for an evening of fun and friendly competition as they play modern tabletop classics including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride and Dixit. Speak a little German? They'll also set aside table or two for those who want to play in the original language.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Game Night
Dance Performance |
This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet is set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, with innovative choreography by longtime New York Theatre Ballet choreographer, Keith Michael. Audiences are invited to come early before each show to take photos with their favorite characters. Please note, seating is first come, first served and early arrival is strongly suggested.Audience members have a chance to take photos with their favorite characters two hours prior to the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, New York Theatre Ballet performs The Nutcracker
Reading |
Poet and language activist Natalie Diaz hosts an evening of writers reading about love, and the necessity of both giving and receiving love in a world upon which we hurt so easily. Each of the readers will read one, new, short piece that they have written especially for this night. Limited complimentary beer and wine will be served. Authors:Rowan Ricardo Phillips Marie-Helene Bertino Ted Dodson Eileen Myles Kaitlyn Greenidge Reginald Dwayne Betts Tea Obreht Nathan McClain r. erica doyle Jeffrey McDaniel Mira Jacob Jennifer Benka Jenny Johnson Alexander Chee Dawn Lundy Martin Kamilah Aisha Moon Rachel Eliza Griffiths Nicole Sealey Rickey Laurentiis Ocean Vuong Kirsten Valdez Quade Kaitlyn Greenidge Lia Purpuro Rachel Zucker
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7:00 pm
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Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, And Also Love, Especially Love: 25 Writers Read New Work On Love
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Book Reading |
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of "Everything is Illuminated" (Penguin, 2003), "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), "Eating Animals" (Back Bay Books, 2010), and most recently "Here I Am" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016).  
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Book Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Jonathan Safran Foer reads from his book Here I Am
Discussion |
Join Lydia Davis and Rachel Careau as they discuss the literary work of Swiss writer Roger Lewinter, on the occasion of the publication of Story of Love in Solitude and The Attraction of Things with New Directions.Lewinter’s short fictional works are at once prose poems and a form of dreaming; they are akin to the great French tradition of things sparking emotions and emotions sparking things—part Sarraute, part Robbe-Grillet, part Perec. Plot is not really the point of his meditative works. Lewinter concerns himself more with perception, apperception, and sudden inflections of grace: loss and beauty meet in an explosion of joy, which becomes, “in its brilliance, a means of transmittal.”
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Discussions, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Rediscovering Swiss Writer Roger Lewinter
Concert |
7:00 PM Omer Berger, Guitar 9:00 PM Omer Leshem, Saxophone
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Student Recitals
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Violinist Naho Parrini (pictured) and pianist Marc Peloquin perform music written for the movies including a silent movie score by Saint-Saens and music from 'Fiddler on the Roof'.
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Music for the Movies: Saint-Saens / Fiddler on the Roof
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Liu’s works on paper extend from a blend of early Twentieth Century French references. They deploy a playful free-wandering quality of line that is as much borne from Matisse’s bold outlines and half-fi゙guration as it is from André Masson’s “automatic drawing.” Liu entertains the notion that her early morning drawings resonate with her dream-life, just as Masson suggested that the unpremeditated line is also drawn from the Freudian unconscious mind. Her works toy with a dance of color against line, and are dotted with moments in which watercolor wash bleeding across the page is offset by cosmic forms executed in gouache. Moreover, she allows her chosen media to shape the character of her imagery, as if to comment on the physical properties of watercolor, in which a sensuous, aquatic sensibility prevails.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Faculty Recital: Chiu-Chen Liu, viola
Screening |
The Media Studies Student Council will be hosting the first ever Media Studies Mobile Film Festival. Media Studies students had the opportunity to paticipate by creating a five minutes (or less) films on their mobile device over a preselected weekend in November. A prize will be awarded for best in show.Light refreshments will be served. 
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Screenings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Media Studies Mobile Film Festival
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Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin.Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. 94 min.Includes snacks and beverages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5 suggested donation
Films, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Terry Jones' Life of Brian (1979): Hilarious Monty Python Film
Gallery Talk |
Schneemann discusses her work with the art historian Soyoung Yoon, the essayist for the accompanying catalog to her exhibition. Entitled Exhibit C, the conversation pivots around the works on display, the critical but lesser-known installations and performances of the 1980’s, 90’s and the present. It emphasizes Schneemann’s continued engagement with the long, violent history of the struggle to control women’s bodies, from the contemporary witch hunt of the “war on cancer” to the daily duress of the “war on terror.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Artist Talk: Carolee Schneemann
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Partners: Marriage-and-Money Comedy by Dorothy Fortenberry
Reading |
Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop culminating in two public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is “Home.” Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.  The troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Writers in Performance Showcase
Screening |
A film screening to coincide with the current exhibition IVY by Conrad Ventur, curated by William Corwin. The program will include works by Cheryl Donegan, Jonas Mekas, and Andy Warhol. Ventur and Donegan will be present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Ivy: Short Films
Opera |
Libby Larsen has amassed a catalogue of more than 500 works spanning every genre, from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and operas. Her music has been praised for its dynamic and vigorous American spirit, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “cabaret opera” Barnum’s Bird. Larsen’s compelling musical drama tells the tale of the “Swedish Nightingale,” celebrated soprano Jenny Lind, and world-class showman P.T. Barnam. It’s a reflection on artists and entertainers, on the competing desires to create work that touches the human soul and to produce a product that sells, a tension that threads its way through American culture to this day, where our favorite actors, athletes, and musicians are as likely to sell cars and soap as they are to practice their craft. The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Choir and soloists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Barnum’s Bird: A 'Cabaret Opera' by Libby Larsen
Reading |
The mission of Lamprophonic is to present and promote new voices in the New York writing community. We prepare a diverse and entertaining reading each month that demonstrates the quality and variety of emerging New York writers. In a typical reading, we hear poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and are open to anything that thoughtfully engages listeners.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series
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“This is a young John Legend.” — IndieBandGuruIndie-soul artist Jhevere merges confessional songwriting with contemporary urban rhythms, incorporating influences that stretch back to his Jamaican roots in Kingston and Queens alike. Together with his band, Jhevere combines an intimate sensibility with hip-hop and electro R&B beats to create his own authentic musical hybrid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2016, 12/02/2016, Jhevere, Indie-Soul Singer-Songwriter
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