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Thu, February 23, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Thursday, February 23, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Screening |
Starring Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett and Clifton Powell. In 1965, during the turbulent early ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required a week in advance
Workshop |
Barry Cohen, CUNY Employment Coordinator, discusses the “hidden” techniques and strategies you need ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
This Organ Meditations Series features the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walk |
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
Please bring with you your Scrabble set (be sure it has all 100 tiles!), a Scrabble dictionary and, of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; in-person registration required
Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talk |
A 45-minute in-depth look at the exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Composer Tom Cipullo’s works have been heard at major concert halls on four continents. He has received ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Gallery Talk |
Life is not lived in black and white: reality may have the tinge of dreams and dreams an air of reality. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
A cinematic musical romp with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. A short film will precede the feature. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performance |
Noritoshi Hirakawa creates performances, photography and films that explore the hidden social structures ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
This class will be a lecture/demonstration. Explore more advanced search features of the database EBSCOhost ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required starting 2/16 at 1pm
Discussion |
Join faculty and friends of the Religious Studies program for a round table on “lived religion,” ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
A beginning level Chess gaming group for all ages. Other games considered as well. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Do you feel overwhelmed by the possessions, papers and piles that have taken over your life and space? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussion |
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the young designers behind the edgy and elegant Proenza Schouler ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Discussion |
Media reports document the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Concert |
Pianists from the Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Theodore Henderson teaches you straightforward non-technical techniques to help you build your personal ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
An open-level yoga with a certified instructor! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lecture |
This lecture welcomes Paula Z. Segal, a New York City-­based lawyer and activist who is collaborating ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Inspired by recent travels to Newfoundland and Antarctica, Lisa Lebofsky’s newest body of work is an ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
For his third solo show at the gallery, van den Boog pushes the limits of portraiture by directly confronting ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Kunin’s sculptures combine elements of flora and fauna that showcase nature’s sublime beauty and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Reading |
July 2006. An ailing Fidel Castro has transferred power to his brother and Miami celebrates the possible ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lecture |
The scholarly discussion of Plato’s conception of friendship has mostly focused on one dialogue, the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lecture |
A talk by Nina Berman, Professor of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. Her publications include ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Over the past decade, Millett has built miniature, house-like structures. The exteriors mimicked a variety ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talk |
Susan Bee is co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artist’s Writings, Theory, and Criticism (Duke ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required; photo ID required
Discussion |
A conversation with Shirin Saeidi and Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi. Most feminist studies ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Poetry Reading |
Anne Waldman was born in Millville, New Jersey, in 1945. Recently deemed a “counter-cultural giant” ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $3 seniors/students; reservations recommended
Discussion |
A dialogue on inspiration, belief, freedom, etc. between Emna Zghal (visual artist) and Lisa Binder ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Conference |
With Jacques Neefs, Professor of French Literature, Johns Hopkins; Professor Emeritus, Université de ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Authors Colm Tóibín (The Empty Family) and Belinda McKeon (Solace) come together to discuss their writing. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Theater |
New York Classical Theatre with Playing Molière. Using their signature performance style, Panoramic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker writer Katherine Boo reads from and signs copies of her dramatic new ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
By the prize-winning Polish author of Dreams and Stones, In Red is a gripping cautionary tale in which ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Book Reading |
Nathan Englander, winner of a PEN/Faulkner award, reads from his highly anticipated new story collection, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Words from the artist: "My style is a deconstruction of light that allows me to breathe visual abstractions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussion |
A discussion moderated by Jimmy Owens with Andrew Cyrille (Drums), Joanne Brackeen (Piano), Charli Persip ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Jazz |
Rotating student jazz combos in an intimate setting. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting presents their once a month curse: Daddy’s Basement: A Comedy Variety Freakshow ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Film |
Three Mothers explores Israel’s history through the lives of three Egyptian-born sisters. Triplets ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Concert |
A uniquely rewarding experience for music lovers - the freshness and excitement of a solo recital by ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performance |
Original works in a variety of dance styles choreographed by first year M.F.A. students and performed ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Theater |
As the ruins of Troy smolder, its women, exhausted survivors of the Greeks’ rampage, await their fate. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Concert |
The Ruth Moody Band is the latest solo project for The Wailin' Jennys' heralded soprano singer. Ruth's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
Jeff Cerulli and Adam Glyn’s long running east village stand up comedy show is back and some would ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover
Performance |
The Scene is a weekly showcase of improvised one act plays. Each week the show features New York’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Jazz |
A great way to hear some of the most talented young lions of jazz while enjoying spectacular views of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 cover, $5 menu, $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine
Performance |
All you need to do is show up. Don’t have an improv group? We’ll put you in one! Have a team then ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
The Grass Route is an all star comedy show featuring the best stand up comics in NYC! This isn’t amateur ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

Regular: $47; Member: $0.00

Concert | Choral works on Biblical themes

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Exploration of Shakespearean themes

Regular: $22; Member: $0.00

Theater | Off Broadway Musical

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

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