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Tue, March 21, 2017
46 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on March 21, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
City Walks, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Film |
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie.A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
Free
Films, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, David Ayer's Oscar Winner Suicide Squad (2016): Comic Book Villians
Book Reading |
Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia’s supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Alexander Cooley discusses his book Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Workshop |
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
Free
Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Public Speaking Workshop
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
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, 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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1:00 pm
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Tours, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
This program is intended for creative and relaxation purposes only. It’s early in the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the library has just the thing to help you get through the rest week. Join a relaxing afternoon of art therapy, as you work together to create something beautiful.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Artsy Afternoon: DIY Snow Globes
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
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Workshop |
Come dance! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in you. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Instructor: Jennifer Grambs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Film |
Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten.Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, George Cukor's Gaslight (1944): Oscar for Ingrid Bergman
Workshop |
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Computer Safety and Maintenance Workshop
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Workshop |
An afternoon of light gaming. Chess, checkers, dominoes and all manner of board and strategy games welcome. Basic chess instruction can be provided depending on demand. If you have a favorite board game please bring it in. Mature children and young adults welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Chess and Games Club
Workshop |
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Meditation: Blast Open Your Heart
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Intermediate Illustrator: Shape and Text Design
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ali Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Book Club: How to Be Both
Talk |
Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, activist, cultural organizer, and director of programs at Antenna, New Orleans. In 2014, Imani co-founded Blights Out, a collective of citizens, artists, architects, and activists imagining a new model for development that generates art and action to impact issues of blight, gentrification and housing affordability. She is a member of Occupy Museums, an international artist/activist collective formed in 2011 during Occupy Wall Street to challenge and deconstruct the commodification of art and culture. Bob Snead is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, where he founded Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2002 and remained founding director of the organization until 2005, when he left to pursue graduate studies at Yale University School of Art. After receiving his MFA in 2007, he helped form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna and spent the next two years developing community based art projects across North America. Since 2010, he has lived and worked in New Orleans, continuing a rigorous studio practice, exhibiting across the US, while also assisting other artists in his role as Executive Director of Antenna (antenna.works).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Artists Talk: Imani Brown and Bob Snead
Talk |
Join Colleen Hill, curator of Paris Refashioned, 1957–1968, for a discussion of the influence of popular culture on 1960s French fashion. Through an examination of style icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Françoise Hardy, the 1966 Jean-Luc Godard film Masculin Féminin, and Elle magazine, Hill will show how the overlap between music, films, and media helped to shape the dynamic fashion industry during this era.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Fashion and Celebrity in 1960s France
Book Reading |
A reading and discussion of John Keene's acclaimed novel. The book is a collection of novellas and stories that offers new perspectives on familiar characters and histories — ranging from Huckleberry Finn and Langston Hughes to the American Revolution and early colonial South America — as inspired by real events and records. Panelists discuss the book's unique format and its political and historical commentary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, John Keene discusses his book Counternarratives
Book Reading |
Marvellous Thieves that recovers the cross-cultural encounters—the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny—that produced the Arabian Nights in European languages. Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from colonial Calcutta to Bohemian London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces readers to the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made crucial but largely unacknowledged contributions to this most famous of story collections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Paulo Lemos Horta discusses his book Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of The Arabian Nights
Discussion |
A conversation and brief readings among writers and editors working to make the disabled voice heard. Hear five leading disability-focused writers and publishers reflect on, argue about, and discuss the growing canon of literature around disability, and how and where it's being published. Learn what's important to know when reading and discussing the literature of disability: Which disabled writers might we be reading right now? How can publishers be more inclusive of disabled writers and perspectives? Is it okay to use the term "crip lit" if you're not disabled yourself? What are Disability Studies scholars talking about right now? Who is this literature for? What might non-disabled writers keep in mind when writing on disability? How is the world changing for disabled people in the arts in 2017?   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Changing the Literary Landscape: Writing and Publishing the Disabled Voice
Discussion |
With Linda Jacobs, author of Strangers in the West; Todd Fine, Rihani scholar and director of the Washington Street Historical Society; and preservationist Joe Svehlak of the Friends of the Lower West Side. They will be discussing the multi-layered immigrant history of Manhattan's Lower West Side and the struggle to preserve its memory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Downtown’s Lost Neighborhood
Concert |
Third Year Singers 6 p.m. Juilliard Jazz Ensembles 7:30 p.m. Third Year Singers 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
Talented harpist, Rapaport Prize winner, and alumna Hannah Murphy will be performing
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Hannah Murphy, Award-Winning Harpist
Workshop |
David Mendels presents an overview of Social Security Retirement Benefits and strategies available to spouses for optimizing their collective payouts. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Smart Social Security Strategies
Workshop |
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Sahaja Meditation at the Library
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Jeanette Walls.
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Book Club: The Glass Castle
Book Reading |
This book explores the future of American foreign policy through the lens of globalization.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Edward Goldberg discusses his book The Joint Ventured Nation: Why America Needs a New Foreign Policy
Discussion |
Experience the liberal arts in action with “From the Faculty Lounge”—a series of interdisciplinary conversations featuring Barnard faculty who share intersecting interests. The series continues with a thought-provoking dialogue between Alexandra Horowitz, professor of psychology and author of The New York Times bestseller, Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell, and John Glendinning, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology whose current research focuses on taste in animals. Discover new ways to think about taste, smell, and the other senses in animals and to understand their impact across a surprisingly large array of behaviors and processes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Smell and Taste: New Ways to Think About the Senses
Talk |
Since March 2011, the conflict in Syria has evolved into a complex war, pitting regional and international powers against jihadist groups, and at times, against each other. Having returned recently from the battlefront in Syria, Barak Barfi, a research fellow at the New America Foundation, examines options for containing the bloody conflict.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Making Sense of Syria
Poetry Reading |
Austerity Measures collects the best, most provocative poetry written in the wake of the 2008 debt crisis that shook Greece and the rest of the world. More recently, Greece has become one of the main channels into Europe for refugees from poverty and war, an attendant reality that influences much of the poetry in this collection as well. At this event, Van Dyck will be joined by Maria Margaronis of The Nation, Kurdish-Greek writer Hiva Panahi (Secrets of the Snow), Greek-Albanian writer Gazmend Kapllani (A Short Border Handbook), and the poet Yusef Komunyakaa (The Emperor of Water Clocks) for an evening of discussion and readings that will touch on the intersection between poetry, translation, journalism, and the refugee experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Karen Van Dyck discusses her book Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry
Book Reading |
Jacqueline Winspear's new Maisie Dobbs novel begins on September 3rd, 1939. The moment the Prime Minister announces war, Dr. Francesca Thomas announces an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy 23 years earlier. As Maisie's search for the killer escalates, Britain approaches its gravest hour--and Maisie nears a crossroads of her own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Jacqueline Winspear reads from her book In This Grave Hour
Book Reading |
The New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham presents a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years. In The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us, Bruce Feiler explores how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family and togetherness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Bruce Feiler reads from his book The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
Book Signing |
The celebrated ballerina and role model shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Misty Copeland signs copies of her book Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You
Discussion |
The functions of memoir are multifarious; from preservation to commemoration, investigation to discovery. Join memoirists Peter Selgin (The Inventors), Sheila Kohler (Once We Were Sisters), and Dawn Raffel (The Secret Life of Objects) in an exploration of the purposes of memoir writing—both for author and reader—and how one transforms personal memories into literature. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, The Meaning of Memoir: An Author Panel
Slide Lecture |
Lithography was invented around 1800 as a commercial technology, but artists soon adopted it. They favored its immediacy over more traditional engraving, and it soon became the preferred medium for caricature, landscape and scenes of modern life, producing many of the nineteenth-century’s most memorable images. In “Drawing’s Stepchild,” Patricia Mainardi surveys the development of this medium from the simple line drawings of the early decades to the colorful posters of fin-de-siècle France. Lecturer Patricia Mainardi is a specialist in the art of the nineteenth century. Her book Another World: Nineteenth-Century European Print Culture was recently published by Yale University Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of Nineteenth-Century France
Concert |
Program:Ivan Fedele Suite Francese II (2010) for solo violin;Luciano Berio Sequenza VIII (1976) for solo violin;Ivan Fedele Thrilling Wings (2013) for solo violin;Ivan Fedele Elettra (2014) for electric 5 strings violin and electronics;Pasquale Corrado Dal segno d'ombra (2016) for electric 5 strings violin and electronics;Ivan Fedele Suite Francese VI b (2015) for electric 5 strings violin and electronics.With:Francesco D'Orazio, violin and electric violinFrancesco Abbrescia, live electronics
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Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Thrilling Wings: Fedele, Berio, Corrado
Master Class |
Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, James Saporito has enjoyed a flourishing career as a freelance drummer/percussionist in New York City. He has recorded over 60 major motion picture soundtracks and 150 albums, collaborating with such diverse artists as Marilyn Horne, Gladys Knight, Billy Joel, Barbara Cook and Tony Bennett. He has played on more than 10 Broadway cast albums, from the original La Cage aux Folles to The Wedding Singer. He has toured with Peter Allen, Ben Vereen, Debbie Boone, Michael Feinstein, Karen Akers and the New York Philharmonic.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Percussion Master Class: Jim Saporito
Workshop |
Join the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum for an exciting sex workshop on pleasure, consent, and politics. In this workshop, they will share the best ways to communicate your desires with your partners and actions to set boundaries with politicians so your reproductive care is met inside and outside of the bedroom. The workshop aims to deconstruct the taboo behind sex and gender identity in the Asian community, and raise awareness on the harmful and deceitful abortion bill Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act that targets Asian, Black, and Latinx communities in the United States. They will discuss actionable next steps that you can take to fight back this legislation and give you the tools to become an activist in your community.The workshop is open to people of all genders and sexualities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Sex as Resistance: Talking about Sex and Politics
Workshop |
This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Introduction to Meditation
Classical Music |
Russian-born and Germany-based pianist and composer Leon Gurvitch performs, featuring elements of classical, jazz, world, and Eastern European folkloric influences. He has composed more than 300 works, which have been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts; and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky-Conservatory in Russia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Leon Gurvitch, Classical Pianist
Comedy Club |
Every week, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the OPEN STAGE-- the place where ANYONE can get up and do ANYTHING!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, No Name's Tuesday Night Comedy Show
Concert |
Program:Frescobaldi, Partite sopra un aria: Romana detta la Manista Couperin, Prelude No.7 from L'Art de toucher le clavecin (ordre sixieme de clavecin)Froberger, Toccata in G Major from Tombeau fait a paris sur la mort de Monsieur BlancherocheJ.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2Scarlatti, Four Late Sonatas  With faculty member Jocelyn Stewart, Harpsichord   
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Harpischord Works by Scarlatti, Bach, Frescobaldi
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