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Mon, February 27, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Monday, February 27, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2003. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
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Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.
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$6
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. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Tour times: 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
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Lecture |
A lecture by Phelim Kine, Senior Asia Researcher, Human Rights Watch, and Matt Wells, Africa Researcher, Human Rights Watch.
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Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm.
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Tour |
Museum Ambassadors provide a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House.
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Calling all Adults who want to lose or maintain current weight. Join Wii Fit for Adults and benefit from burning calories, socializing, maintaining current weight and/or tracking your BMI. Use the various workouts including yoga, strength training, boxing, stepping, hula hooping, running, and regaining balance through using the balance exercises. The Wii tracks your weight and BMI as well as your progress and allows you to compete with others. It is a fun way to keep a record of your progress while exercising.
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Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.
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$6
Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
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Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
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Learn how to create a slide show presentation using text and images. Introduction to MS Word is a prerequisite.
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Go behind the scenes with professional museum educator and collector extraordinaire Harley Spiller to explore how and why people trust the Almighty Dollar. Use a magnet detector, an ultra-violet light, and other anti-counterfeiting devices to determine what’s real and what’s real fake. Spiller explores the mysterious active ingredient in counterfeit-detecting pens and shares little-known secrets behind U.S. currency. Still, he doesn’t know all the tricks so come prepared to handle actual counterfeits and sharpen your skills of intuition and detection.
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A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, directed by John Znidarsic.
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Discussion |
The Occupy Movement, originating at Wall Street, but spreading rapidly across the country and the globe, represents an important moment in the history of political protest. It captured public imagination and shifted the terrain of political discourse. This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss the strategies of the Occupy Movement to reclaim space, interrogate contemporary economic policy, rally the “99%” and rethink the meaning of democracy. The speakers will examine how the Occupy Movement may or may not be a lens to explore freedom as a democratic, anti-capitalist, nonhierarchical, feminist, and anti-racist practice. With Radhika Balakrishnan, Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers; Helena Ribeiro, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and Ken Wark, Culture and Media, The New School. Moderated by Moustafa Bayoumi, English, Brooklyn College.
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Panel discussion with three Literary Studies faculty members: Robin Mookerjee on "John Bull and Brother Jonathan (and Dickens)" Elaine Savory on "Great Britain and Its Colonies in 1812" Nicholas Birns on "Poet of 1812: Anna Laetitia Barbauld's Transatlantic Prophecy"
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Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.
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Forum |
Robert Antoni is the author of Carnival: A Novel, My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, Blessed is the Fruit, and Divina Trace. He is the recipient of many awards, including an NEA, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and James Michener and Orowitz Fellowships. He is a contributing editor at The Paris Review and senior editor at Conjunctions. Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique, associate professor of the School of Writing.
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$5
Lecture |
For the entirety of her career, Anita Hill has been committed to securing justice and equality. Over twenty years ago she ignited a national discussion on sexual harassment with her testimony at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, and she has continued to broaden the conversation around race, class, and gender through her publications and teaching. This spring, we are pleased to bring Professor Hill to Barnard as the 2012 Helen Rodgers Reid Lecturer, a series that was inaugurated in 1975 to honor distinguished women in public life who have shown significant commitment to improving the lives of all women. Professor Hill will share her most recent work, Reimagining Equality: Gender, Race, and the American Dream. Exploring cultural ideas and ideals about the home as a site of social and economic security, she will discuss how our definition of the American Dream is tied up in the concept of “home,” and what this means in our current climate of mortgage foreclosures and an ever-widening income gap. The event will be followed by a book signing. Anita Hill is Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. Professor Hill raised awareness nationwide on the issue of sexual harassment. Thanks to her efforts, Congress passed a law that allowed sexual harassment victims to seek damage awards as well as back pay and reinstatement. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980 and began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U.S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Professor Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, where she taught contracts and commercial law. Her latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She has also written her biography,Speaking Truth to Power and co-edited with Professor Emma Coleman Jordan, Race, Gender and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings.
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Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2003, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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Slide Lecture |
With Timothy Snyder, historian of Eastern European history and the author of five award-winning books. In this eminently relevant lecture, the presenter discusses his conversations with the distinguished historian, Tony Judt, which provides the basis for Judt’s final work, a thematic intellectual history of our own time. Following Judt’s own life and growth as a historian and public critic, this remarkable history traces the history of political ideas and political intellectuals in Europe and the United States over the course of the twentieth century.
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Speaker Mario García Torres was born in 1975 in Monclova, Mexico. He received an MA from the Universidad de Monterrey, as well as an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Through interventions, slide projections, films, and installations, García Torres presents personal narratives, often fictional, that illuminate forgotten paths within conceptual art history. He has participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); the 8th Panama Biennial (2008); and the Yokohama Triennale (2008); as well as exhibited in such international institutions as Kunsthalle Zurich; The Museum of Modern Art, Syros; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Je ne sais si c’en est la cause.../MATRIX 227, BAM/PFA, Berkeley (2009); Il aurait bien pu le promettre aussi, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2009); All That Color Is Making Me Blind, Jan Mot, Brussels (2009); Mario García Torres, White Cube, London (2008); and Early Color Video Tapes, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City (2008). García Torres was recipient of the Cartier Award in 2007. He recently organized The Title of This Show Is a Long List… at Jan Mot in Brussels. García Torres lives in Los Angeles.
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Discussion |
On the occasion of the publication of Sophie Hochhäusl’s book Otto Neurath – City Planning: Proposing a socio-political Map for modern Urbanism (Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2011), this is a roundtable discussion on the question of urban mappings and participatory public discourse on the city. Austrian philosopher, economist and member of the Vienna Circle, Otto Neurath (1882–1945) investigated representational maps for more than two decades of his life. In search of “humanizing knowledge” he revolutionized the discipline of chart making through the use of quantitative maps (picture statistics) accessible to a large public. In a response to the undertakings of CIAM IV, Neurath published his map “City Planning,” to emphasize that a discourse on modern urbanism allowing for a pluralism of ideas, in which a broad public could partake was long overdue. Under this premise the invited panelists discuss the state of socio-political mapping in architecture and urbanism historically and today. PARTICIPANTS: Christine Gaspar (Center for Urban Pedagogy) Sophie Hochhäusl (PhD student, Cornell University) Prem Krishnamurthy (Project Projects) Bart Lootsma (Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck) William Menking (The Architect’s Newspaper) Nader Vossoughian (New York Institute of Technology) Moderated by Olympia Kazi (Van Alen Institute)
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Talk |
Stein is a photographer, educator and blogger based in New York City on faculty. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. She will present an overview of her critically acclaimed monograph Domesticated (Photolucida, 2008) and discuss her most recent work in progress, Stranded.
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Book Discussion |
Moderated by Heidi Holst-Knudsen.
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Concert |
Program: Heinrich Schütz Kleine geistliche Konzerte Ivan Moody Kleine geistliche Konzerte Johanna Rose, founding member of the superstar vocal quartet Anonymous 4, joins soprano Karol Steadman for an innovative program of vocal chamber music for two sopranos, two recorders, Baroque harp, and viola da gamba. Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz’s chamber masterpiece for voices and instruments, the Kleine geistliche Konzerte (“Little Spiritual Concertos”), are woven with British composer Ivan Moody’s own settings of the same texts into a colorful tapestry of sound.
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Program: Berg: Sieben Frühe Lieder - Eun Hye Kim, soprano Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C minor for piano, op. 37 - Nimrod David Pfeffer, piano Schnittke: Concerto for viola (1985) - Rose Hashimoto, viola Praised by the Times for its “youthful exuberance,” the Mannes Orchestra performs a comprehensive symphonic repertoire each year ranging from classical to modern, and collaborates with the Mannes Opera in 2 productions at the Kaye Playhouse.
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Concert |
Program: MICHAEL LEE Contrasting Visions, winner of the Arthur Friedman Prize STEFAN CWIK Terpsichore MICHAEL IPPOLITO Nocturne JARED MILLER Cartoon Music With: Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor, and the Juilliard Orchestra.
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Performance |
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON is Joe Albano, Emily Morrow, Shawtane Bowen, Kelly Kapron, Dion Flynn, Michael Cirelli, Michael Newman, and Christine DeNoon. CASH ONLY! is Paul Gutkowski, Dan Hartlet, Beth White, Joanna Flamm, Darcy Burke, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, David Rysdahl, and Sarah Williams.
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Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the fall/winter and spring seasons that supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists.
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HABERDASHER is Patrick Cucuta, Ryan Stadler, Anna Moore, Kevin Kelly, Devin Horne, Kindel Ingham, Nicole Ayache, and Evan Leed. 1-800-LONDON is Jason Specland, Colin Longstaff, James Coker, Michael Greene, Kathryn Dunn, Suni Reyes, Amy Albert, and Greg Wilker.
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What’s more depressing than an aging child movie star? An aging child reality TV star! Sure, Toddlers and Tiaras is your guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t love crazy moms reliving their failed dreams or sexy babies throwing tantrums? But what happens when those cutie patooties turn into grown up ladies? For pageant princess Deena Domino, sucking on a pacifier at age 30 is the least of her problems.
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Leap — and then look! — into the newest open-improv session. Base Jam lets improv students of all stripes to jump head-first into the wonderful and frightening world of long-form improvisation. Let’s face it: Getting better at improv is about flight hours — the time spent on a stage, in a scene, in front of people — leaping first, and then looking for a place to land. Or to keep flying. Hosted by Gary DeNoia and Keith Huang.
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Michelle Wolf and Erin Lennox host this FREE stand up open mic every Monday night at 11PM. Sign up and you can be part of the show! Each week Michelle & Erin (and special guests) will be joined by additional acts whose names will be drawn from the golden bowl of destiny. FRESH gives you the chance to work that new joke or rework an oldie but goodie. This show is FREE for all audiences.
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Dance Performance | International dance

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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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