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Thu, March 14, 2013 Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC
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A two-day conference on the unfolding situation in the South China Sea area and its implications for regional peace and stability.
The conference will draw on the expertise of 15 leading scholars, experts and former practitioners from academia, research institutions, and think tanks from the U.S., China, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, and Australia. New York City, NY; NYC
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled. New York City, NY; NYC
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.
Tour times: 11am & 1pm. New York City, NY; NYC
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., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. New York City, NY; NYC
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare. New York City, NY; NYC
With lute and Psalter, gypsy jazz, Zimbabwean beats, a plethora of standard chamber music repertory, and world premieres with working titles, Concerts at One will satisfy the savvy and the inexperienced concertgoer as Trinity continues to expand the musical palettes of New Yorkers and visitors alike. New York City, NY; NYC
Every Thursday, the new series “STOP-IN” presents a concert organist in recital on the acclaimed Paul Fritts, Opus 16 organ. Exploring the wealth of music composed for the organ, each artist brings their own interpretation and personality to the bench, making no two recitals alike. This 30-40 minute midday recital is the perfect break in the week. New York City, NY; NYC
A lecture by Sally Webster.
Mary Cassatt, who is best known for her enduring images of mother and children, is never thought of as a Bloomer girl or a free-love advocate. Yet in her 1893 mural Modern Woman she illustrated the most progressive and radical program of women's emancipation yet advanced.
This program was first articulated in the 1848 "Declaration of Sentiments" drawn up by women participants at the first convention of women's rights in Seneca Falls, New York. The organizer was Elizabeth Cady Stanton whose writings and speeches for the next half century changed the lives of thousands of women who sought professional training and the ability to lead independent lives.
Stanton's accomplishments and that of other leading women's rights advocates were reflected in the art and displays placed in the Woman's Building at Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Among the most important was Cassatt's mural located in the south tympanum of the building's Gallery of Honor. Appropriately titled Modern Woman, Cassatt's mural was a contemporary allegory which she related in three panels: "Young Girls Pursuing Fame," "Young Women Plucking the Fruits of Knowledge or Science," and "The Arts, Music, Dancing." New York City, NY; NYC
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. New York City, NY; NYC
Maddy Rosenberg is an artist who works in several media: oil painting, artist’s books, printmaking, drawing, toy theater, and installation. Her work is widely collected and she has exhibited at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Tate Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. New York City, NY; NYC
A Master Class with Martina Arroyo & Jorge Parodi.
One of the leading Spinto Sopranos from the world’s greatest opera stages such as The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala, Ms. Arroyo joins Opera Hispánica Artistic Director and faculty member Jorge Parodi for a Master Class with young singers and pianists. The two teachers will coach students on Spanish and Latin American opera and vocal works. New York City, NY; NYC
Features a stunning collection of quilts and hand-made books created by a community of urban artists guided by noted Harlem artist and quilt maker Dindga McCannon.
Featured artists include: Angela Loftin-Blake, Phyllis Bowdwin, Jackie Burgess, Shirley Burton Cox, Lisa Curran, Valerie Deas, Shimoda, Izola Emanuel, Laura Gadson, Nancy Ivy, Shani Jamila, Arlene "Kweli" Jones, Nora Lee, Barbara Mims, Tanya Montgut, Rita Strickland, Olga Torrey and DINDGA McCANNON. New York City, NY; NYC
Offered in conjunction with Benjamin Swett's exhibit New York City of Trees, this lecture is by the ecologist and naturalist Eric Sanderson, aothor of Lives of Trees in New York City: Retrospective and Prospective Views from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Welikia Project. New York City, NY; NYC
Robert Farris Thompson, Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, will focus his lecture on mambo, which shows a fusion of a variety of dance styles from Lindy, to ballet, to bomba, to Afro-Cuban dance. New York City, NY; NYC
Buffy Sainte-Marie won an Oscar for the song "Up Where We Belong," which is also the name of the museum's popular music exhibition. The artist is featured in concert, which highlights old hits and new compositions focused on "the art of the protest song." New York City, NY; NYC
Please join Matthew Dickman and Michael Klein as they celebrate their new books with a reading, signing, and party. Introductions to the readings provided by Marie Howe and Jean Valentine.
Matthew Dickman's latest book of poetry is Mayakovsky's Revolver. His first book of poetry, All-American Poem, won the 2009 Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Michael Klein's newest poetry book is The Talking Day. He is the author of two previous books of poetry, including 1990, which received a Lambda Literary Award. New York City, NY; NYC
Internationally recognized paper and book artist Helen Hiebert gives an informal presentation about her work, followed by a reception. Hiebert’s limited edition artists’ books will be on view, as well as her newest publication Playing With Paper, and her two films The Papermaker’s Studio Guide and Water Paper Time. Autographed copies of the books and films will be available for purchase. New York City, NY; NYC
Peter Maslow's recent paintings reveal his experiences within a multitude of urban environments and various frames of time. He has traveled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe, photographing, sketching, absorbing and processing. New York City, NY; NYC
Five artists, inspired by water, have created works that highlight the multifaceted character of one of the essential components of life. Its character, purpose and powers are felt everyday - directly and indirectly in our lives. We associate water with the best of nature and the worst. It’s elusive, perplexing, healing, and yet at other times most destructive. This exhibition illustrates many interpretations and perceptions of this intrinsically beautiful, sublime, essential and sometimes threatening part of nature. New York City, NY; NYC
Speaker Dan Brock is a professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Harvard, Professor Brock was Senior Scientist and a member of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. New York City, NY; NYC
With Jackie Clark (class of 2008) Coldfront & LIT Magazine; Sharmi Cohen (class of 2009) Telephone Books;
Justin Marks (class of 2004) Birds LLC; Alina Gregorian (class of 2009) Bridge, and Dan Magers (class of
2005) Sink Review. Moderated by Alina Gregorian and introduced by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator,
Creative Writing. New York City, NY; NYC
With Lawrence Light, moderator, and panelists Albert Ashforth, Julia Pomeroy and Angela Zeman from Mystery Writers of America – The New York Chapter.
Wartime may create own special kind of crime, but a criminal in uniform is still a crook and vets return home heavily burdened by what they have done… and what has been done to them. Join a timely discussion about mystery novels with military themes. New York City, NY; NYC
Kim Levin, New York art critic and international curator, author and editor will share her experiences and adventures as a regular contributor to the Village Voice for 23 years and as president of IACA (International Association of Art Critics) for 6 years. She is author of Beyond Modernism and currently contributing to Art News. In addition, Kim will suggest effective ways for exhibiting artists to communicate with art critics. New York City, NY; NYC
A panel discussion focusing on the project Bronx! Fashion! Revolution!, a community-based art project by Austrian artist Walter Steinacher realized at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the South Bronx with support from Residency Unlimited. Students in Casita Maria's after school program will revamp their old clothes and, through the process, question their relationship with brands and their participation in an alienating consumerist culture. Sarah Calderon, Casita Maria's Executive Director, and Maud Jacquin, RU's associate curator, will also take part in the discussion. New York City, NY; NYC
The launch of Dana Levy’s new artist’s book World Order, which was produced for her 2012 solo show at The Center for Contemporary Arts Tel Aviv in affiliation with Braverman Gallery and Sternthal Books. New York City, NY; NYC
The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll New York City, NY; NYC
In his coming-of-age memoir, Oliver Horovitz provides an insider's look at the charming but insular life of golfers in an old world golf course and the discoveries he made along his path to adulthood. New York City, NY; NYC
This program will include the live world premiere of Skowhegan Birch #1 (from the Tree Talk series) 2012, by artist Maria Elena Gonzalez, executed on a player piano by the renowned interpreter Randolph Herr.
This work was created by Gonzalez from the bark of a fallen birch tree she found in the summer artist colony in Skowhegan, Maine. Gonzalez had the striations in the bark scanned and they were then digitally cut onto scrolls for piano rolls. The result is literally a sound created directly from a tree.
Randolph Herr will explain and play this work on player piano, along with other selections. New York City, NY; NYC
Featuring: St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Conductor; Mick Moloney and Friends; Washington Square Harp; and Shamrock Orchestra.
An evening of traditional and contemporary Irish Music.Celebrate Irish Heritage at a time and place where everyone is Irish. New York City, NY; NYC
A powerhouse one-act play set in the Bronx, where a man and a woman emerge from their dark pasts into an empathetic embrace. The Night Shift produces intimate, no-frills, working-class theater productions that aim to examine other peoples' lives and find solace in the communion of the theatrical event. New York City, NY; NYC
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Discover the inner dimension of sport and learn the yogic secrets of top athletes. Join Guinness World Record holder and ultra long distance running champion Dipali Cunningham for a remarkable evening.
Australian Dipali Cunningham has been running competitively for the last 30 years, and has completed over 100 marathons and 31 multi-day races including two 1,000 mile races. She currently holds the World Record for the women’s open six-day road race, as well as six Australian National Records.
“Guinness Record Breaker of the Decade” Ashrita Furman shares inspiration and insight into how he has set over 444 records by applying meditation techniques and the philosophy of self-transcendence promoted by his spiritual teacher, Sri Chinmoy. New York City, NY; NYC
Founded by bicoastal musicians Rachel Rossos and Michael Gallant, Aurical is the sort of indie rock band even your grandmother would love: honest, polite, well-groomed, and capable of telling a damn good story. New York City, NY; NYC
What do you do when your father owns a strip club, and your mother works there? BECOME A DENTIST! Mike King's One-Man-Show "The Fifth Dentist" is a hilarious true story by America's funniest dentist, cutting-edge comedy from one of New York's brightest comics...has been seen on Comedy Central and has opened for Ray Romano!
See this work-in-progress before it's off-Broadway production.
"Exceptional story!" - Eric Hansen, Producer of the Montel Williams and Whoopi Goldberg show. New York City, NY; NYC