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All events, things to do on February 27, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Mannes Orchestra performs Strauss' Tod und Verklärung
free events nyc Forecasts for the Fourth Estate: Journalism in 2017, Featuring New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet
free events nyc Calefax Reed Quintet and Friends perform an all-Bach program
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Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of more than 60 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 am
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Mango Languages: Learn Languages Online
Conference |
The astral science was among the most developed bodies of knowledge in the ancient world. A complex and interrelated system of astronomical observation, astral rituals, divination and physiognomy was developed in Greece, India and China. While each civilization cultivated this knowledge along its own cultural trajectory and each system contained features unique to its own, there were moments when their paths crossed and ideas cross-fertilized and hybridized. This conference is concerned with the traditional lore of the cosmos and its evolution in South and East Asia, and how the astral knowledge of the “West” was received in the “East” in the pre-modern world.
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Conferences, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Cosmos, East and West Astral Sciences in South and East Asia and Their Interaction with the Greco-Roman World
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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9:45 am
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Tours, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Workshop |
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Facebook Basics
Film |
Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons.As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. 128 min.
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11:00 am
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Films, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Gavin O'Connor's The Accountant (2016): Money Man
Lecture |
This 'show-and-tell" talk examines the ideological messages embedded in vernacular photographs preserved in private archived of former Soviet citizens. More specifically, it will focus on vernacular photography as a micro-technology of power, one that translates into everyday terms and naturalizes for subsequent generations such profoundly ideological constructs as empire, nation and citizenship.Speaker Olga Shevchenko is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Williams College (Massachusetts), where she teaches courses on social theory, postsocialism, sociology of consumer culture, photography, and social memory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Empire in the Album: Soviet Travel Photography and Generational Memories of Socialism Today
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Juggling in the Park
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During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided. Space is limited.
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1:00 pm
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Others, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Nature Sanctuary Open Hours
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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Tours, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Lesson |
Take advantage of free beginner group skating lessons for adults. The hour-long class is half formal instruction, half structured practice.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.All lessons are taught by certified Skate Coaches from the park's own Skate School. Skate Rentals and Bag Check are not included.Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
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Lessons, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Lunch Break Skating Lesson
Film |
This film portrait of William Eggleston, one of the world’s greatest living photographers, is a journey of documentary observation and a study of form within form, as the filmmaker’s camera seeks to frame Eggleston’s vivid images of the American South. 87 min.
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Films, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Michael Almereyda's William Eggleston in the Real World (2005): Documentary on Renowned Photographer
Reading |
The theme will be"Sound/Listening." A baby's cry? A tolling bell? Subway announcements? Tell them about it in 750 words or less.
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1:30 pm
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Readings, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Poets and Writers Group
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
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Tours, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Harlem Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
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City Walks, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
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Cut your monthly bill in half while losing weight and getting healthier 10 ways to make smart, healthy choices that will support your long-term health and prevent disease
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, On a Budget? Learn Inexpensive Ways to be Healthy
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PROGRAM:Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)About the composerRichard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome; his Lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; his tone poems, including Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Also sprach Zarathustra, Ein Heldenleben, Symphonia Domestica, and An Alpine Symphony; and other instrumental works such as Metamorphosen and his Oboe Concerto. His compositions became standards of orchestral and operatic repertoire.Strauss, along with Gustav Mahler, represents the late flowering of German Romanticism after Richard Wagner, in which pioneering subtleties of orchestration are combined with an advanced harmonic style.
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Mannes Orchestra performs Strauss' Tod und Verklärung
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Haruki Murakami.
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Book Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Mystery Monday Book Club: Dance Dance Dance
Workshop |
Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Start incorporating this positive technique in your life. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Monthly Meditation
Discussion |
The arrival in Italy of migrants from Africa, while igniting heated debate on immigration, has urged Italians to reconsider their historical connections with the African continent and assess new cultural relationships. In the poetry anthology Migrazioni/Migrations, renowned Italian and Nigerian poets headed by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka tell the choral story of how Africa and Italy have always been united by a common sea and a shared experience of migration.The book editor, Alessandra Di Maio, and writer Maaza Mengiste will converse about how this project has come to life, and how poetry and photography remain powerful instruments of resistance in the global era.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Thus Spake Orunmila! Words and Images in the Black Mediterranean
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Tied up in the courts for years, reporter Sue Summer keeps the controversial James Brown Estate case involving politicians, lawyers, and a charity on the front page. The American soul music legend James Brown, who died in December 2006, left his entire estate, more than $100 million, to educate poor children in South Carolina and Georgia. More than ten later, not a single penny has reached those children. The reason: dozens of lawsuits, powerful judges have it out in a case involving race, class, marriage, and wild accusations, with lawyers collecting millions in legal fees, paid out of Brown’s estate.Sue Summer of The Newberry S.C. Observer has followed the case from the beginning. Come meet her with Kevin Flynn of The New York Times, Journalism Professor Charles Seife, and Distinguished Writer in Residence James McBride as the four discuss the reporting challenges of one of the most controversial music cases in recent years.Refreshments to be served following the discussion.
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Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, The Fabulous James Brown and His Vanishing Millions
Lecture |
Jen Manion of Amherst College will deliver this talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Sexual Orderings: The Uneven Criminalization of Sex and Gender in the 19th-Century United States
Concert |
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic.
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Songbook: Broadway's Future
Film |
Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson.A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. 83 min.
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Films, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, King Vidor's Show People (1928): Smalltown Girl Dreams of Hollywood
Opening Reception |
Founded in 1977 by Volkmar Sander, Deutsches Haus at NYU proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. For five of these forty years, John Harris has been the in-house photographer of our cultural and academic program, capturing candid and insightful moments featuring many prominent guests.
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6:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Five of Forty: What John Harris Saw at Deutsches Haus: A Photography Exhibition
Discussion |
Inspired by Pat Cleveland’s memoir, Walking with The Muses, this program celebrates the audacity of fashion trailblazers Cleveland and Bethann Hardison, while exploring paths taken by black models, designers, and industry insiders to render visible diverse aesthetics found in communities of color around the world. They paved the way for a new generation of black slayage on and off the runway.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Model Behavior: Fashion Trailblazers
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Presented in partnership with the exhibition Black Fashion Designers, this program celebrates the audacity of fashion trailblazers Pat Cleveland and Bethann Hardison, while exploring paths taken by black models, designers, and industry insiders to render visible diverse aesthetics found in communities of color around the world.
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Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Between The Lines: Model Behavior with Pat Cleveland and Bethann Hardison
Lecture |
Littorals and archipelagos are in many ways itinerant, overlapping territories—whose affiliations to empires, states, or sectarian entities are multifocal, contested, and constantly shifting. The Swahili coast of eastern Africa exemplifies this phenomenon: its port cities and towns have long functioned as global contact zones, where diverse societies meet and exchange ideas, commodities, and cultural traditions. This lecture will focus on the material fabric of daily life in East Africa’s oceanic cities, showing how they are simultaneously chronotopes of modernity and memorials to ancient histories of transcultural reciprocity and competition, overturning the prevailing notion that we can easily divide the study of African cities into before and after colonization. From the vantage point of the Swahili coast, the current fascination with transnationalism is simply the newest iteration of a complex struggle to control the crossings of people, ideas, and things in a fluid world.With: Prita Meier.
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Lectures, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Oceanic Urbanism
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This illustrated lecture tells the personal stories of seventeen African-American men and women who lived in the South Bronx before the social and economic decline of the area that began in the late 1960s.
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Slide Lectures, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Bob Gumbs discusses his book Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s
Workshop |
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Computer Safety and Maintenance Workshop
Film |
This is the story of the estimated 150 million invisible afrodescendants currently living in Latin America. Afrolatinos is a seven part series in English and Spanish, that shows the rich culture and shares the contributions of the enslaved Africans who arrived to the Caribbean, Central and South America.96 min.
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Films, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Renzo Davia's AfroLatinos: An Untaught History: A Documentary
Book Reading |
Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets. In Hit Makers, he shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste" and some of the most popular products were one bad break away from failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want.
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Book Readings, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Derek Thompson reads from his book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
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In Reykjavik, on October 11 and 13, 1986, the last president of the USSR president and future Nobel Prize Mikhaïl Gorbatchev met America’s Commander-In-Chief Ronald Reagan to discuss the future of their respective nuclear arsenals. In his newest book, Guillaume Serina reveals the poker game played by the two most powerful men on the planet over the course of two days that could have changed the face of history.
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Book Readings, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Guillaume Serina discusses his book Reagan/Gorbatchev: Reykjavik, 1986
Discussion |
A conversation on the shifting responsibilities, obligations, purposes, and even definitions of American journalism.Featuring:Dean Baquet (pictured), Executive Editor of The New York Times Shawna Thomas, DC Bureau Chief of VICE NewsJose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define AmericanJacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Slate Group
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Forecasts for the Fourth Estate: Journalism in 2017, Featuring New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet
Concert |
The award-winning French actress Irène Jacob and her brother Francis Jacob offer an intimate musical performance at the Maison Française of songs from their new album, En Bas de Chez Moi, with Irene on vocals and Francis on guitar, and song lyrics composed by the duo. Irene’s full bio is provided above.Irène Jacob is an internationally acclaimed French actress. Her first film role was in Louis Malle’s Au Revoir les Enfants, and she gained acclaim through her work with Polish film director Krzysztof Kieślowski, winning the 1991 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for The Double Life of Véronique.  Her other film appearances include Kieslowski’s Three Colors: Red (1994),  The Secret Garden (1993), Beyond the Clouds (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), and Eternity (2016).  She has joined the cast of The Affair this season as a seductive French professor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, An Intimate Musical Performance by French Actress Irène Jacob
Classical Music |
Program:J S Bach Goldberg Variations, arr. CalefaxJ S Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, arr. Paul JacobsJ S Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV , arr. Salvatore SciarrinoJ S Bach Excerpts from Bach Cantatas, arr. György KurtágJ S Bach Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV , arr. Frederico BusoniJ S Bach Preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier, arr. Grand Electric With:Calefax, Paul Jacobs, Claire Chase and Friends 
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Calefax Reed Quintet and Friends perform an all-Bach program
Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. Tonight: K.J. Holmes, He Jin Jang, Barbara Ann Michaels, Angie Pittman, Helanius J. Wilkins
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Dance Works-in-Progress
Workshop |
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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Workshops, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, iMovie for Beginners Workshop
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
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Concerts, February 27, 2017, 02/27/2017, Singers Space
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