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All events, things to do on February 23, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Work up a sweat with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater.They recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in, put on your skates, and stow your belongings in a locker. You may bring your own skates and lock; skate rental is $20 per person and locks are $10.Showers and towels are not provided.This class is recommended for competent skaters. Participants should feel comfortable with stopping, moving forward, and skating without holding onto anything.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Exerskate Workshop
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
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9:30 am
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Tours, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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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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10:00 am
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
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It's Tax season again! The library is once again offering free tax aide and preparation courtesy of the AARP organization. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS. Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Bring all your documents.Takes place February 2 through April 13, 2017.
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11:00 am
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Others, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Free AARP Tax Aid and Preparation
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
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11:00 am
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Tours, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Southern Park Welcome Tour
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Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ester Anderson, Yvette Curtis.Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually as does the viewers' understanding of what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her.99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Sidney Poitier's A Warm December (1973): Romance in London
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Speaker: Leo Garofalo, Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College.From 1471 to 1700, enslaved and free Africa- and Europe-born African people made up perhaps 20% of southern Iberia’s urban populations. As sailors, soldiers, traders, artisans, and servants, they became part of Spanish expansion into the Americas and Asia, and raiding and trading in Africa. Archival documents from the 1530s to 1680s reveal struggles for survival by individuals and families in a branch of the African Diaspora rooted in Europe. Through their movement and resettlements, they helped shape Iberian, IberoAmerican, and Philippine societies.
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Afro-Iberians as Black European Sailors, Soldiers, Travelers, and Traders in the Spanish Empire During the 1500s and 1600s
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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, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Juggling in the Park
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Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound.This weekly meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an effective meditation practice in this supportive environment.
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12:15 pm
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Weekly Meditation
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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, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Bach at Noon
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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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Featuring vocalist Hemdi Kfir, this special event provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted students and great artists as they examine and explore the arts of performance on the highest level.
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Vocal Master Class: Hemdi Kfir
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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, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.         
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Gallery Talk |
A tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
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MFA Sound Arts Director Miya Masaoka discusses the album Triangle of Resistance, critically acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal for its “deeply expressive hybrid style,” including its musical and sound structures, timbres, and the creative process derived from the experience of incarceration of her family during WWII in the Japanese-American Internment camps.
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Gallery Talks, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Artist Talk: Miya Masaoka
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Subway Art 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Harlem Tour
Opera |
Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon.An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. 118 min.
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952): Won 5 Oscars
Workshop |
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools.
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Intermediate Illustrator: Shape and Text Design
Film |
Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple.A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results. 95 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Irving Reis' The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947): Oscar-Winning Comedy
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Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly.An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. 154 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai (2003): 4 Oscar Nominations
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Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg.The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.111 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Stephen Frears' Oscar Nominee Florence Foster Jenkins (2016): Singer Can't Sing
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Learn about the online social network Twitter.
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Twitter Basics Workshop
Concert |
Dominik Belavy, Baritone 4 p.m. Alvin Zhu, Piano 6 p.m. Soo Yeon Kim, Violin 6 p.m. Karen Dekker, Baroque Violin 8 p.m.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Student Recitals
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Join and play Bingo every Thursday.
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Bingo Night for Adults
Lecture |
This paper investigates the mothers of illegitimate children in medieval Europe and their encounters with the law. Men and their illegitimate children have received some scholarly attention, but we know very little about the mothers. Fathers and their legal rights and obligations concerning their illegitimate children are likewise the subject of far more detailed discussion in medieval canon law and secular law codes. Mothers of illegitimate children, meanwhile, particularly married women, and the legal relationships of these mothers to illegitimate children, have received far less attention, both in the contemporary legal and non-legal sources, and also in modern scholarship. Lecturer Sara McDougall is Associate Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her first book, Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne (U Penn, 2012) examined the earliest known prosecutions for bigamy in medieval Europe.
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Bastards and Their Families in Medieval Europe
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Kang Han.
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Book Club: The Vegetarian
Master Class |
Michael Mermagen, cello, teaches at the Catholic University of America.
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4:55 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Strings Master Class: Michael Mermagen
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Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity's presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA's Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are experimenting with new ways to control the Robonaut humanoid, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploration.Speaker: Victor Luo, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
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5:30 pm
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Lectures, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Extreme Engineering: Augmenting Space Exploration
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Learn how to enhance photos using the number 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Photoshop for Beginners
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Bernard Malamud.
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5:45 pm
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Book Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Book Club: The Fixer
Opening Reception |
The show features over 20 large scale prints from Rothen’s latest series and a two-channel video installation The Woman with The Crown. The exhibition launches the artist’s second monograph, Shadows in Paradise, published by b.frank books, Zurich.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Marianna Rothen: Shadows in Paradise: Prints and Installation
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An exhibition of major canvases by Edward Dugmore from the 1960s. The works on display trace the artist’s engagement with the American West. This affinity developed at an early age in part from an interest in Native American life that began while looking through his fathers National Geographic magazines.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Edward Dugmore: The 1960s: Paintings
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An exhibition of paintings, collages, photography, print-making sculptures that explore various thematic dialogues.With:John Ashbery, Richard Baker, Biala, Joe Brainard, Rudy Burckhardt, Kathy Butterly, Donald Evans, Vera Iliatova, Jess, Jen Mazza, Sarah McEneaney, John Newman, John O’Reilly, Larry Rivers, Ann Toebbe, Trevor Winkfield (pictured)
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Correspondences: A Group Exhibition
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In this body of new work, Youngblood reflects on themes of love and loss through her signature multidisciplinary practice that incorporates collage, photography, and referential imagery into her mixed media abstract paintings. Through the inclusion of found objects and photographs from the artist's personal archive, familiar elements from everyday life become decontextualized and isolated. Each painting's surface becomes a landscape precisely created through color and texture to bring these isolated quotidian elements into new focus, as their formal elements become the basis for each abstract composition.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Brenna Youngblood: Affection: New Paintings
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Weather Trust/Between Stars: Offer Balancing Scenarios is the gallery’s first solo exhibition with interdisciplinary artist Ali Van. At the center of the show is an installation in which visitors are invited to hammer a nail into the walls of the gallery, adding a star into a collaboratively built constellation. In the relational structures that Van produces – in objects and situations – she questions how the experience of artwork can reflect our shared vulnerability, and how together we can find balance with each other.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Installation: Ali Van's Weather Trust/Between Stars: Offer Balancing Scenarios
Opening Reception |
Visit the first Trigger Spray Shop to pamper your emotional body with loving attention! Designed to support people calling peacefulness into their lives, Trigger Spray is an aromatherapy spray designed for building emotional resilience. Proven to be 99% more effective than saying fuck you.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Art Show: Trigger Spray Pop-Up Shop
Discussion |
A discussion with:Rohit Aggarwala, Chief Policy Officer, Sidewalk LabsNoelle Francois, CEO, Heat Seek NYCMiguel Gamiño Jr, Chief Technology Officer, The City of New YorkMaria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York CityAndrew Rasiej, Founder and CEO, Civic Hall
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, How Does Technology Enrich Urban Policy?
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A public panel focused on the future of the renewable energy jobs market, this panel will explore different sectors of the market and address its current state, where the opportunities are focused, and where there is most need for innovation. We have experts with backgrounds in the private, public, and international arenas joining us to share their experience entering these fields, providing insights and advice on how the industry is evolving as well as the current state of women in the renewable energy field.The panel will include the following experts:Elle Carberry - Greentech Capital AdvisorsKristen Graf - Women of Wind EnergyYera Ortiz de Urbina - International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)Kristine Pizzo - New York Power AuthorityNilda Mesa - Columbia University (prev. Mayor's Office of Sustainability)
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, The Future of the Renewable Energy Jobs Market
Lecture |
Following its historic achievement of independence from France, Algeria became synonymous with resistance to colonial domination. The new nation’s literary culture took shape in the midst of debates about the politics and poetics of resistance waged by writers including Sartre, Camus and Fanon. But after years of authoritarian leadership during which the heroic past was exploited as a source of political legitimacy, the targets of opposition have shifted and resistance can no longer easily be waged in the name of the nation. Has the very notion of resistance undergone a transformation in the process? This talk addresses this question through an examination of recent Algerian novels and films that depart from the longstanding association of resistance with national history by locating oppression and resistance in multiple disparate struggles over the mapping, partitioning, and occupation of space.Speaker Madeleine Dobie is Professor in the Department of French and teaches as well in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
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Lectures, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Locating Resistances in Contemporary Algerian Literature and Film
Film |
Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon.The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. 94 min.
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Films, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Gordon Douglas' Them! (1954): Giant Radioactive Ants
Book Reading |
Josef Sorett, Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies and Director of the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice, has just released his first book, an account of the ways in which religion, especially Afro-Protestantism, remained pivotal to the ideas and aspirations of African American literature across much of the twentieth century.
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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Josef Sorett talks about his book Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics
Talk |
The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features Diana Damrau, a beloved coloratura soprano and one of the opera world’s most in-demand artists. She excels in the music of Mozart, Verdi, Massenet, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti and will appear this season at the Met as Juliette in a new production of Roméo et Juliette and as Elvira in I Puritani. 
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Talks, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Coloratura Diana Damrau
Opening Reception |
Artist Marie Connole re-considers the folklore and customs of the west coast of Ireland. Connole focuses on the mythical Cill Stíopháin, a drowned village in Liscannor Bay that is said to become visible for one day every seven years. It bears a striking resemblance to the fabled islands of Atlantis and Hy-Brasil.Connole distills the essence of this tale, and others from her home place, employing the lens of memory, personal narrative and history. Working with sacred iconography and archetypal symbols, she re-imagines a personal legacy through delicate drawings and watercolors.
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Opening Receptions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Marie Connole's As Above, So Below: Drawings and Watercolors
Book Reading |
A conversation featuring Adrian Miller, author of a delightful, fascinating, and entertaining work uncovering anecdotes, recipes, and littleknown insights about the lives of both black presidential chefs and the presidents they served.
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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Adrian Miller discusses his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas
Discussion |
This event is a first step in organizing a strategy to challenge each profession, their associated institutions and the communities they serve; the goal is to create on over­-arching social justice platform; to realize health equity in social work, psychology, and addiction in NYC. Featuring special guests: NASW-NYC Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent  The Center for Optimal Living 
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Actualizing the United Nations' Decade for People of African Descent
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Pianist and composer Samora Pinderhughes will perform his 2016 album The Transformations Suite. The work combines music, theatre, and poetry to examine the radical history of resistance within the communities of the African diaspora. Continuing in the tradition of artists such as Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, and Tupac Shakur, the Suite paints a musical picture of the current state of social inequality and injustice in the United States and beyond.
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Samora Pinderhughes and Band perform The Transformations Suite
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The panel will include experts on government MWBE programs, representatives from large businesses that recruit MWBE partners, and successful small MWBE owners. Light refreshments will be served.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Growing Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in New York
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There are changes that are happening faster than anyone predicted a decade ago. While technology will create opportunity for new, high-paying jobs and require alternative education and training programs, policy makers have also begun talking about how our social safety net will need to adapt as a result of automation. This panel discussion will explore the full range of potential answers to automation, concluding with an open Q+A for the audience. Free food and drinks will also be offered. List of speakers:- Chris Hughes, Co-Chair, Economic Security Project- Douglas Wood, Program Officer, Youth Opportunity and Learning, Ford Foundation- Nell Abernathy, VP of Research and Policy, Roosevelt Institute- Annie Lowrey, Writer, Politics and Economic Policy- Jake Schwartz, CEO and Co-Founder, General Assembly 
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, The Automated Workforce: The Future of Work and the Social Safety Net
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores the rock scene's half-century connection to New York.
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Slide Lectures, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Steven Blush discusses his book New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB
Master Class |
Austrian flutist Walter Auer is Principal Flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera. He teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and as Guest-Professor at the Shobi-University Tokyo. With his wife Julia, a musicologist and traverso flutist, he has three small kids; Marianna (6), Leopold (4) and Anton (1). They love living in Vienna. Together they head "Auers’ Flutery – Lectures and Concerts“ in collaboration with Road Scholar/USA.
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Flute Master Class: Walter Auer
Gallery Talk |
Join artist Tyler Coburn and art historian Katie Anania, postdoctoral fellow at the Morgan Library and Museum, for a conversation about the theory and practice of chance- and machine-generated texts. Through a combination of reading aloud and intimate discussion, Coburn and Anania will explore what it means to be a reader in the digital age.
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Gallery Talks, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Artist Talk: Tyler Coburn
Classical Music |
Program:BEETHOVEN “Appassionata” Sonata for pianoBRAHMS Clarinet TrioPROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 3SCHUBERT Selected SongsLIEBERMANN Piano Trio No. 3 Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions. The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program.
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Mannes Sounds Festival 2017: Beethoven and His Legacy
Talk |
Donald Trump came to office promising sweeping changes to the US’s traditional trade and investment policies. Such shifts on trade and investment could offer an opportunity to align these policies with action on climate change. On the other hand, Trump’s priorities, particularly with respect to developing domestic fossil fuels, signal that trade policies will head in the opposite direction. This panel will discuss how trade and investment policy may be reconciled with climate change imperatives and commitments, the trade risks the Trump administration’s climate policies present, and how the United States Trade Representative might approach these issues in new trade and investment (re)negotiations.  This event is co-organized with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Environmental Law Society at Columbia Law School.Moderator: Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law SchoolPanelists: Ben Beachy, Senior Policy Advisor, Responsible Trade Program, Sierra Club Silvia Maciunas, Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Governance Innovation            Dalindyebo Shabalala, Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, and Director of the Institute on Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property
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Talks, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, TRADE, INVESTMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Book Reading |
Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries as well as previously unknown interviews with Rorschach's family, friends and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test's creation, its controversial reinvention and its remarkable endurance--and what it all reveals about the power of perception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Damon Searls reads from his book The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing
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Adam Zagajewski’s many collections of poetry and prose translated into English include Tremor, Canvas, Mysticism for Beginners, Without End, Two Cities, Another Beauty, A Defense of Ardor, Eternal Enemies, and Unseen Hand. His most recent collection of essays, Slight Exaggeration, will be published this spring in translation by his longtime English-language translator Clare Cavanagh. Widely acknowledged as one of Poland’s greatest poets, Zagajewski’s many honors include the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award. He lives in Kraków and Chicago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Adam Zagajewski reads from his book Try to Praise the Mutilated World: Poetry in a Time of Crisis
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Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is "The Zone of Interest" (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Novelist Martin Amis in Conversation
Discussion |
During this special live-taping, host Julian Fleisher addresses (and undresses) the musical passions of performer/composer Stephin Merritt (pictured), mastermind of the Magnetic Fields. Merritt and Fleisher will debate, kvetch, confess, and celebrate some favorite songs and recordings as they try to answer the question: what makes the Great American Songbook so darned great?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, The Naked American Songbook
Discussion |
An exclusive preview of the acclaimed Making Gay History podcast’s second season, which brings the voices of queer history to life through decades-old intimate conversations with LGBT champions, heroes, and witnesses to history. Season one garnered praise from Slate, Wired, and Elle, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Making Gay History: Panel Discussion and Podcast Preview
Staged Reading |
From Théâtre de l’Albatros in Avignon, France, comes a play that imagines a series of meetings between Coretta Scott King and radio journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The meetings take place at a correctional facility in Philadelphia where Abu-Jamal spent 30 years on death row (and is currently still imprisoned) for allegedly murdering police officer Daniel Faulkner. Weaving together Abul-Jamal’s history with the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., the play connects the two seemingly-disparate leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to tell a uniquely American story.Written by Alain FoxTranslated by Amelia ParenteauDirected by Tyrone Henderson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Play Reading: The Last Scene
Performance |
Storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of the writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce!The lineup includes:Andy Christie (The Liar Show, Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour)Cyndi Freeman (NY Fringe Festival award-winner, The Colbert Report, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque)Brad Lawrence (Moth GrandSlam Champion, Dear Show Podcast)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Sideshow Goshko: Storytelling
Classical Music |
Program:PIERRE BOULEZ Dérive 1 (1984)HANS ABRAHAMSEN Schnee, Canons 1a and 1b (2006)JOHN ADAMS Grand Pianola Music (1982)Jeffrey Milarsky leads the "brilliant" (The New York Times) contemporary ensemble AXIOM in works by Boulez, Abrahamsen, and Adams.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, AXIOM Ensemble performs Boulez, Adams
Classical Music |
Program:Bach (arr. Catalyst Quartet): Goldberg Variations, for string quartet
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, The Catalyst Quartet performs Bach
Workshop |
The Family Constellation system is a unique, highly sophisticated approach to psychological healing that allows us to gain deep, visceral insights into the dynamics of our families and ancestral communities and equips us with powerful tools we can use to break free of the limiting patterns we have unconsciously absorbed from those milieus.In this program for professional training and/or personal practice, you will learn how to use the method’s key technique—the physical embodiment/modeling of a family or group as a “constellation.” This unique exercise uncovers the hidden family dynamics and wounds that imprison us by unconsciously guiding so many of our life choices. Bringing these invisible entanglements to light permits us to break free and reclaim our full resilience and life-force, to become our authentic selves. In addition to lectures and group exercises, every student will have several chances to experience her/his own constellation, facilitate specific pieces for others in the group, and bring in cases for supervision.With: Suzi Tucker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Intro Class: Family Constellations
Comedy Club |
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, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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