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Thu, January 19, 2017
46 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 19, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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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, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Other |
In the tradition of ‘happenings’ of the 1960’s, the venue is holding a Week of Protest against the incoming presidential administration. The Week of Protest is intended as a series of art actions to coincide with the presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20 as well as the #J20 ART STRIKE set for inauguration day.Performance schedule includes:12pm Artists hang their work on the walls and in the OffLINE space, ready to discuss their work, encourage participation and camaraderie3pm Ashley Yang-Thompson uses text and image for a poetic street protest5pm Jan Castro performs a set of original Bardic Protest songs with Concetta Abbate, which may end with hot oldies from Blake and Ginsberg
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12:00 pm
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Others, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Week of Protest: A Happening
Lecture |
A presentation of a special issue, devoted to Russia's foreign policy, of Strategic Analysis, the bimonthly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Russia in Global Affairs
Lecture |
Speaker: Satoshi Machidori, Professor, Keio UniversityModerator: Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, U.S. Presidential Election: The View from Japan -- The Impact on Japanese Politics
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Retro Board Gaming
Workshop |
Come learn about the thing everyone is talking about - fake news. In this class, you will learn what fake news is, how to analyze news sources for credibility, and practice looking over sample articles to determine their validity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Don’t Be Fooled by Fake News
Workshop |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Advanced MS Excel 2010 Workshop
Workshop |
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Once a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Gallery Talk |
A tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, 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, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Film |
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens.Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. 110 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan (2016): Jungle Swinger Gets Another Go
Film |
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore.When a truck driver is heard singing opera, he is given a chance at a music career. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Norman Taurog's That Midnight Kiss (1949): Unlikely Opera Star
Film |
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones.Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. 98 min.
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Films, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Dennis Gansel's Mechanic: Resurrection (2016): Assassin Forced Back into the Business
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Peggie Castle.Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York. 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Rudolph Maté's Miracle in the Rain (1956): Wartime Romance
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 Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Book Discussions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Sally Mann.
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Book Discussions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Adult Book Discussion: Hold Still
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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5:15 pm
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Opening Reception |
Yukari Edamitsu received a BFA and MFA from Kyoto City University of Arts. The Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists by the Japanese government enabled Edamitsu to participate at ISCP in NYC. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, including solo exhibits at The Sato Museum of Art, Art-Ing Tokyo/Saison Art Program, Onishi Gallery, and group exhibits at The Flag Art Foundation, Queens Museum of Art, and The Ueno Royal Museum
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Chance and Order: Paintings by Yukari Edamitsu
Opening Reception |
Mateo López: Undo ListJackson Mac Low: Lines-Letters-WordsAmy Sillman: After Metamorphoses
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, 3 Drawing Exhibitions
Opening Reception |
The show will be comprised of varied works from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries paired with contemporary artists whose work is fundamentally concerned with the examination of natural science and its myriad presentations in art.
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Naturalia: A Group Show
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The proverb "least said, soonest mended" implies that a difficult situation will be resolved if there's no more mention of it. Carla Edwards' cut-up, dyed, and reassembled American flags question this adage, refusing to assume that injustices will right themselves if ignored. Carla Edwards states: "My current project examines how dominant culture and artifacts shape our sense of identity and self. Through appropriation, I make material interventions that alter or deconstruct an original subject to be manipulated and reconfigured in a way that has altered its meaning. This gesture, often ritualistic in nature, seeks to understand our complex relationship to symbols, and the often-humorous solace they inspire. I view this process of altering as a means of gaining current and tactile access to the symbols that surround me. Materiality and the notion of the hand or labor is important in my work. Cultural identity and the political reside in what is made. A gesture of solace, a covetous object, a thing made with spiritual devotion or a fervent patriotism are the things most seductive and inspiring." 
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Carla Edwards' Soonest Mended: Cloth Works
Opening Reception |
From the artist: "My inspiration is derived from the politics of North and South Korean struggles and feminism. I reference Western luxury brands, advertising, and surveillance, and juxtapose these images with propaganda and iconography from terrorist organizations and war-torn nations. My work is ironic but also has a philosophical and revolutionary message."
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Exhibition: Mija Jung's Painters Third Eye
Opening Reception |
An exhibit opening reception and illustrated book talk by Linda K. Jacobs, author of Strangers in the West.In the late 1800s, Arab immigrants began to settle on Washington Street in lower Manhattan. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, known as Little Syria, into a thriving community with signs written in their native Arabic. Here Arab Americans raised their families, educated their children, built religious institutions and became part of the life of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Exhibition: Little Syria
Concert |
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), described by the New York Times as “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music,” has premiered over 500 compositions, mostly by emerging composers - since its founding in 2001. In an effort to reshape the way that music is created and shared, ICE is striving to create a radically accessible online archive, where composers, performers, and audiences can discover new works, and share their thoughts about how music is composed, performed, and heard. ICE comes to the Library, seeking your help with this revolutionary archive. Join an interactive concert, where ICE collects your responses to world premier performances of music by trailblazing composer and intermedia artist Ashley Fure (pictured).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, The International Contemporary Ensemble, One of New Music's Most Adventurous Groups
Workshop |
Kristina Leonardi discusses re-assessing who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying care and life path for yourself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?
Book Reading |
Dr. Kandel demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. He illustrates how reductionism—the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable components—has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel discusses his book Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Slide Lecture |
Max Alvarez, an author and public speaker, presents this illustrated talk explores how U.S. presidents have been portrayed in major movies over the decades: flattering  (The American President and West Wing) - or not: (Absolute Power and the current series House of Cards).
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6:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Hollywood in the White House
Book Reading |
Wendy Garling has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in Sanskrit language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner since her travels to Asia in her twenties, and she took refuge with HH the 16th Karmapa in San Francisco in 1976. In 1998 she began teaching in the women’s spirituality program at the Women’s Well in Concord, Mass. Garling also teaches Buddhism in the Lam Rim tradition in community settings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Wendy Garling reads from her book Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life
Book Reading |
Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic—Lost Profiles is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by co-founder of the surrealist movement. Opening with a reminiscence of the international Dada movement in the late 1910s and its transformation into the beginnings of surrealism, Lost Profiles then proceeds to usher its readers into encounters with a variety of literary lions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Philippe Soupault reads from his book Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism
Book Reading |
Join French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney as they discuss the illustrated English-language edition of Beigbeder’s bestselling novel, Oona and Salinger. A nostalgic and bittersweet love story, Manhattan’s Babe is a fictionalized account of the true-life romance between J.D. Salinger and Oona O’Neill, daughter of the great American playwright.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Frédéric Beigbeder discusses his book Manhattan’s Babe
Concert |
Yu-Hsuan Wang, piano
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Concerts, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, College Recital
Gallery Talk |
Lukáš Machalický will present an artist talk about his work, the gallery he co-founded called Galerie SPZ and the catalog “Do you jump queues?” which he co-authored with Robert Šalanda. Machalický’s exhibitions have a formal and architectural purity that seems to preclude any spontaneity or element of chance - but in fact deviations, volatility, ambiguity and system failure play a key role in this artist’s current work.
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Gallery Talks, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Artist Talk: Lukáš Machalický
Concert |
Born in Caribbean coastal town in Honduras, the rich-voiced singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Aurelio is the torchbearer for Garifuna music—a mix of West African, indigenous Central American, and European rhythms and rites born out of a difficult history. A protégé of Afropop legend Youssou N’Dour, Aurelio brings innovative energy to songs firmly rooted in this tradition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Aurelio, Torchbearer for Garifuna Music
Concert |
Jiayan Sun performs in this tribute to Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) commemorating the sesquicentennial of his birth.
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8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, A Piano Recital in Tribute to Composer Ferruccio Busoni
Workshop |
With: Andrew MellenAndrew Mellen, “the Most Organized Man in America,” says clutter “ is nothing more than deferred decisions.” Come reflect on what are the unconscious stories that keep you stuck, and decide how to break free at every level. Andrew will take you through a series of exercises using your to-do lists, calendars and other organizing systems, and give you easy, sustainable tools to bring clarity and focus to what seems unmanageable. He’ll introduce you to the Organizational Triangle®, three simple, powerful rules for organizing, and help you craft a plan to tackle a “hot spot”: any area of your life where you feel overwhelmed or “stuff challenged,” and finally set yourself free from clutter and disorganization for good. Get a fresh start for the New Year.
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8:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, Intro Class: Breaking Free of Clutter
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.
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8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 19, 2017, 01/19/2017, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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