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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 60 free events take place on December 15 in New York City.
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60 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 15, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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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City Walks, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and webClass is taught on Mac computers.
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10:30 am
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
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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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Bach at Noon
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Hailed as “one of the finest American klezmer bands” by Songlines Magazine, Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. The group is now celebrating its 20th anniversary with their fifth album, Mazel Means Good Luck — recorded live at The Emelin Theatre (including bonus tracks from Cooper Union Great Hall and J. Edgar Klezmer) and released in December, 2014.
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Holiday Sounds: Metropolitan Klezmer
Discussion |
Forti opens her process up to participants with two Body Mind World workshops in which she'll teach her Dance Construction Huddle -- open to observers. As Forti writes, "In this Body Mind World workshop we will cultivate [a] synergetic process to help us engage with subject matter that interests us...and work with improvisational movement scores, as well as in ways that can help us develop a natural and intuitive flow between our moving and our speaking, with surprise and delight."
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1:00 pm
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Discussions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Body Mind World: A Movement and Writing Workshop with Choreographer Simone Forti
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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Retro Board Gaming
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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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
Workshop |
Use this digital resource from NYPL's Schomburg Center to access essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations telling the forgotten economic, political, social and moral story of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Featured Database: Abolition of the Slave Trade
Dance Performance |
This fall, artists and their collaborators will develop new projects during a residency period that encourages peer exchange by hosting multiple artists in studios and theaters concurrently. These offer a rare glimpse into the creative process and give artists a chance to share their works-in-progress. 2PMKota Yamazaki (pictured)Project: A dance work inspired by Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata's notion of "dance of darkess."3PMManuela InfanteProject: A compilation of monologues examining the relationship between humans and plants. 4PMDianne McIntyreProject: A movement and sound-based work drawing on themes of "searching."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Dance Performances, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Dance Studio Showings
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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 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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City Walks, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing, no technical background and no personal printer required. They will start with a short overview of this exciting new technology and cover beginner 3D printing tools. Using an easy-to-learn online application you will customize your own simple 3D product that can be printed with Shapeways. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, 3D Printing Mini Workshop
Film |
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan.A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. 95 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, George Cukor's Holiday (1938): Grant Loves Hepburn
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Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin.In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. 94 min.
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Films, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Bob Clark's A Christmas Story (1983): Holiday Classic
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Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton.A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. 106 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Joe Dante's Gremlins (1984): Little Monsters
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Workshop |
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Computer Safety and Maintenance Workshop
Concert |
Jared Miller, Composition Lecture 4 p.m. Juliana Han, Collaborative Piano 6 p.m. Brian Conger, Clarinet Lecture 6 p.m. Mitchel Kuhn, Oboe 8 p.m. Johnathan Cziner, Composer 8 p.m.  
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Student Recitals
Book Discussion |
They will be discussing the book by Cynthia Bond.
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Harlem Book Group: Ruby
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 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Magnetic Sound Baths: An Immersive Listening Experience
Film |
Built exclusively around James Baldwin's words, I Am Not Your Negro delves into the complex legacy of three lives (and deaths) that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Framing the unfinished work as a radical narration about race in America, Peck matches Baldwin's lyrical rhetoric with rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and connects these historical struggles for justice and equality to the present-day movements that have taken shape in response to the killings of young African-American men including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Amir Brooks.95 min.Shown December 9th - December 15th at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.
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5:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Special Advance Screening: Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro
Workshop |
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Book Reading |
Trusting the Currents is a multi-award winning visionary novel that guides readers into their own truth and transformation. Narrated by Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African-American woman, Trusting the Currents is a story of self-discovery and the uneasy search for one’s place in life.
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Book Readings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Lynnda Pollio reads from her book Trusting the Currents
Workshop |
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes.
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Talk |
Famous for his work on Chicago, Cabaret, and other musical theater masterworks, composer John Kander transformed American musical theater, along with his songwriting partner Fred Ebb.  Celebrating his many successes in London and New York, the Library welcomes Kander for a Curtain Up Conversation. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about Kander’s writing process, hear his memories from Broadway and the West End, while observing rarely seen artifacts from the Library’s collections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, John Kander, Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-Winning Composer of Cabaret and Chicago
Talk |
Dr. Markus Gabriel, Chair in Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and Director of International Center for Philosophy, University of Bonn, will first reconstruct some recent arguments designed to show that the naturalistic worldview fails. It is not the case that we have to integrate all phenomena in a causally closed universe or nature which is fundamentally material-energetic, and, as such, does not contain mental states or events.
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Talks, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, How to Conceive of the Mind After Naturalism’s Failure(s)
Reading |
A gathering and marathon-style reading of responses by and for artists and arts organizers. Line-up to be announced. Artists of all disciplines will read their short responses - of any form - to the results of election 2016 and the imminent administration. 
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Readings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Art After Trump
Opening Reception |
Uniquely captured in postcards, the social media of the day, lively street scenes crowded with pickle vendors, pushcarts and horse-drawn carriages present a stunning visual record of the "Jewish ghetto" in New York and locales throughout Eastern Europe. This exhibition of original postcards from the Blavatnik Archive brings images of that by-gone era back to the Lower East Side.
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Opening Receptions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side
Opening Reception |
With:Stephanie Suskin Barbara Brier Rena G. Diana Ronnie Grill Madeline Farr Patricia Miller Madlyn Goldman Judith Kaplan Sheila Wolper
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Opening Receptions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Group Show: Exposure 3
Opening Reception |
Harry Benson has been a witness to a great many of the major political and social events in modern history. His iconic work ranges from world leaders to pop stars, all portrayed with an immediacy and naturalness that speaks of a confidence and rapport between sitter and photographer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Harry traveled to America with The Beatles in 1964 and never went back.
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Opening Receptions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Photographs: Harry Benson's Get the Picture
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.
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Sustainable New Year's Resolutions in 3 Easy Steps
Screening |
A selection of high quality short films that have gained international attention and have participated in major film festivalsAll films are in Italian with English subtitles
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Screenings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Il Giorno + Corto 2016: New Italian Short Films from the Imola Festival
Talk |
Speaker Carolivia Herron ’s children’s book, Nappy Hair, which caused a major national controversy on diversity education in 1998, was published while Carolivia was rediscovering and affirming her Jewish identity. The book was banned in Brooklyn and elsewhere because community members didn’t want a white teacher teaching about black hair. The banning catapulted the book onto the best seller list, and sent Carolivia to Jewish communities nationwide - - sparking a conversation that expanded the Judaic journey of Nappy Hair from a backyard picnic in Washington, DC, to the media extravaganza that is New York City. 
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Talks, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Banned in Brooklyn: The Judaic Journey of Nappy Hair from Washington, DC to NYC
Book Reading |
Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen's Quarters is the anticipated follow-up to Nichelle Gainer’s Vintage Black Glamour, a popular collection of photographs and profiles of world-renowned black stars.  Gentlemen's Quarters  contains biographies and images of lesser-known but hugely influential artists, alongside stars such as Duke Ellington and Muhammed Ali.  Men like pioneering photographer Charles 'Teenie' Harris and fashion designer Willi Smith are among those profiled. 
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Book Readings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Nichelle Gainer discusses her book Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen's Quarters
Discussion |
New York has long been America's premier "city of immigrants." This panel will explore past and current municipal efforts to provide safe haven to those seeking asylum, and assess the challenges presented by state and federal law.   Mae Ngai (Columbia) will provide an overview of modern U.S. immigration law. Francisco Goldman ofThe New Yorker will discuss the politics of sanctuary. Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives, New York Immigration Coalition, and Heather Axford, Central American Legal Assistance, will report on sanctuary activists. Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, will provide an administration assessment of the current state of affairs. Julia Preston of the New York Times will moderate.
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Discussions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Sanctuary City: Asylees, Refugees, and Migrants in NYC
Discussion |
A talk by Jose Roca, the founder and artistic director of FLORA ars + natura, an art and residency-based space in Bogota, Colombia, that specializes in the relationship between art and nature. He will be in conversation with Gabriela Rangel, director of visual arts and chief curator, the Americas Society, New York, and Ana Sokoloff, a leading art advisor who has championed the Colombian scene worldwide for the last two decades. Together, they will discuss the role of independent spaces in the context of the broadening art scene in Colombia, focusing on the evolving process that has shaped FLORA.
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Discussions, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Remapping the Landscape: Culture, Nature, Politics and the Place of Change
Staged Reading |
Written by Adam Kraar. Directed by Tamilla Woodard. Developed with GT Upchurch.Featuring Kate Abbruzzese, Rheaume Crenshaw, Dan Dominguez, Lee Anne Hutchison, Lauren Karaman, Lou Liberatore, and Clinton Lowe.
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Staged Readings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Play Reading: Alternating Currents
Workshop |
Learn how to create a database from scratch using Microsoft Access 2010. Topics include tables, queries, forms, and reports.
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Workshops, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, MS Access 2010 Workshop
Other |
New Yorkers Richard Price (The Night Of, Clockers, Lush Life, The Wire) and Lorraine Adams (Harbor, The Room and the Chair) join us for this special live recording of Randy Cohen’s radio show and podcast, Person Place Thing. Cohen will interview Price and Adams about a person, place and thing that they consider important. Their conversation will be accompanied by live music and a wine reception.  
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Others, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Person Place Thing: A Live Radio Show
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
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Tours, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Book Reading |
Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the "asterisk" next to Roger Maris's record. But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes -- television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest. During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter. 
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Book Readings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, John Carvalho reads from his book Frick*: Baseball's Third Commissioner
Book Signing |
Cassandra Peterson is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, hostess and queen of Halloween! Celebrating 35 years of a cultural icon, this large format photo retrospective contains 240 pages filled with hundreds of photos of Elvira from the very beginning of her career through present day - some never before seen. This is the ultimate collector's book for fans of the Mistress.
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7:00 pm
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Book Signings, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Cassandra Peterson signs copies of her book Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Concert |
Featuring Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre; Michael Wustrow, Director Young People’s Chorus of New York City; Francisco Núñez, Director St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir; D. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music With:Cathedral Organs New York Symphonic Brass
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, A City Singing at Christmas
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The concert will feature compositions by Valerie Coleman-Page, Mark Kostabi, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Tasos Papastamou, and Jay Kauffman. Performers will include John Kneiling - cello; Valerie Coleman-Page - flute; Jai Jeffryes, Nicole Brancato, and Mark Kostabi - piano; Sean Satin, Gene Pritsker, Jay Kauffman - guitar; and Elena Shalenkova and Tasos Papastamou - violin.
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Chamber People Concert Presented by Composers Concordance
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Organized by a group of passionate students, this concert aims to raise awareness for the refugee crisis in Syria and for the heroic work of The White Helmets in particular. Musicians will include some of New York’s finest voices: Wyndham Baird, Moha, Misters, Pearla and Selcouth Twenty-Eight.The White Helmets have been a growing force in Aleppo, where they conduct search and rescue missions at affected areas. All the volunteers are bakers, tailors, pharmacists, students, and simply civilians-turned-heroes. They are an apolitical and non-partisan group, concerned only with saving people’s lives. Their story has been documented recently by the British director Orlando von Einsiedel in his documentary The White Helmets (2016).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Songs for Syria
Jazz |
7:00 PM Jazz Orchestra Ensemble9:00 PM Music of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Ensemble
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Student Recitals
Other |
Attend a one-night live-painting tournament featuring 16 world-class live painters. Audience members will vote for their favorite artist to determine round winners and who will be named the Art Battle 15-Year Anniversary Champion.This event marks the launch of the 2017 U.S. National Art Battle Tournament and Championships, with coast-to-coast events in more than a dozen cities in from January to July. At each local event, audiences will choose their Champion, a representative of the local art community that will advance to the next tier of this international tournament.
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Others, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Art Battle: A One-Night Live Painting Tournament
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Flowing freely between funky instrumentals, dreamy lullabies, and soul/blues inflected songs, Bottom Heavy is the “smoldering” band (Downbeat) fronted by cellist and singer Marika Hughes. With supple vocals, the classically trained cellist eases through jazz, funk, soul, rock, and back again. Fiercely authentic and a mesmerizing storyteller, she treats her audience like an old friend invited along for the fabulous ride.In addition to Hughes, the band includes Charlie Burnham (violin/voice), Kyle Sanna (guitar), Fred Cash (bass), and Tony Mason (drums). Bottom Heavy is a regular at prestigious New York clubs and venues and counts among its influences artists like Gil-Scott Heron, Roberta Flack, Don Pullen, Charles Mingus, and The Staple Singers. The band’s debut album, New York Nostalgia, released in early 2016, was praised for its “brilliance” (Downbeat) and “joyful noise at the intersection of classical, jazz, and experimental avenues” (All About Jazz). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Marika Hughes and Bottom Heavy, Unique Cello-Led Band
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Contemporary Opera Ensemble 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Harpsichord Recital7:30 PM - 9:30 PM The 2016 Inaugural Musical Theatre Showcase9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Danny Zelibor, accompanying
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Student Piano Recital
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Built exclusively around James Baldwin's words, I Am Not Your Negro delves into the complex legacy of three lives (and deaths) that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Framing the unfinished work as a radical narration about race in America, Peck matches Baldwin's lyrical rhetoric with rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and connects these historical struggles for justice and equality to the present-day movements that have taken shape in response to the killings of young African-American men including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Amir Brooks.95 min.Shown December 9th - December 15th at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Special Advance Screening: Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro
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Program:Emmanuel Chabrier: España RhapsodyDavid Diamond: Elegy in Memory of Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentalesGeorges Bizet: Symphony in CWith: NYU PhilharmoniaAdam Glaser, Conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, Philharmonic Works by Ravel, Bizet, Chabrier
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Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli and Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 15, 2016, 12/15/2016, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Classical Music | Symphony orchestra performs Mozart and more

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