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Park Walk |
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Workshop |
Come learn about the thing everyone is talking about - fake news. Learn what fake news is, how to analyze news sources for credibility, and practice looking over sample articles to determine their validity. Skills/prerequisites: basic internet skills.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Don’t Be Fooled by Fake News
Film |
Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood.A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Stuart Heisler's Oscar-Nominated The Star (1952): Actress Seeks Comeback
Lecture |
Join documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman, who will discuss Signs of Your Identity, a series of composite portraits she created to document the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Documenting the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
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.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Juggling in the Park
Screening |
Professor Vito Adriaensens presents a five-part silent cinema matinee series with live music by Belgian jazz musician Adriaan Campo and friends.This fourth part is dedicated to the pitfalls and pratfalls of four of America’s best silver screen comedians. Buster Keaton outdoes Mary Pickford by performing not one but all roles in The Play House. Harold Lloyd conquers skyscrapers and death in Never Weaken. Charley Chase and his wife cheat on each other with each other in Mighty Like a Moose. And the outlandish genius Charley Bowers tells a tall tale with stop motion in Now You Tell One.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screenings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, American Slapstick: 4 Silent Films
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.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging program.
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Workshops, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Meditation to Be Serene
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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, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Conference |
We live in hallucinatory times. The distinction between imagination and perception, on which understandings of reality are based, seem to be collapsing everywhere in our hyper-mediated environment. What is the relationship between between visual images, mental images, and perception? Can the conjunction of hallucination and cinema help us explore these realms?Hallucinations are considered to be illusions – dysfunctional, pathological – in a way that experiences of projected images are not. Yet for quite some time now, cultural theorists have forwarded concepts such as phantasmagoria, simulacra and the hyper-real that complicate the reality of illusions and the illusion of reality. Media theorists claim that cinema is an illusion-forming medium while others have explored the proximity of dreams, visions and cinema.This conference will convene in the productive space of the overlaps between cinematic image-rendering and hallucinations. Aside from depictions of one in the other, how do hallucinations and cinema relate? What do we get when we cross one with the other? Or are they already crossed? The panel will explore the role of other kinds of illusion-forming media, such as plants and dreams, in the making, writing and production of films; the movie theater as a synaesthetic space; the possibility that images – hallucinatory or otherwise – effect the body in ways that might be considered curative or, the opposite, in ways that produce psychosis.Participants: Richard Doyle, Tarek Elhaik, Abou Farman, Yulan Grant, Ute Holl, Chrissie Iles, Nicolas Langlitz, Angelica Ortiz de Gortari, Anand Pandian, Jenny Perlin, Genevieve Yue
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Conferences, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Hallucinema: Cinematic Image-Rendering and Hallucinations
Classical Music |
This spring, the Concerts at One series focuses on water justice, the subject of the 2017 Trinity Institute National Theological Conference on climate change and water crises. These Sunken Cathedral concerts feature multiple versions and interpretations of Debussy’s classic and prescient prelude La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) alongside a variety of newer compositions focusing on climate change and water, including John Luther Adam’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean.This week: Bridget Kibbey, harp
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Sunken Cathedral Concert: Debussy, Adams
Tour |
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
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Tours, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Subway Art Tour
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, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Harlem Tour
Film |
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore.A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial. 85 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Wesley Ruggles' True Confession (1937): Courtoom Comedy
Film |
Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short. Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, John Landis' ¡Three Amigos! (1986): Inadvertant Bandits
Book Reading |
An intimate conversation with author, television and radio host Tavis Smiley, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. With the approaching 49th anniversary of King’s tragic death, Smiley will discuss his book. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Tavis Smiley discusses his book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Last Year
Concert |
Hahnsol Kim, Violin 4 p.m. Fiona Jane Last, Baroque Oboe 6 p.m. Grace Mariel Canfield, Soprano 6 p.m. Alexander John McKissick, Tenor 8 p.m. Kaitlyn Resler, French Horn 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Student Recitals
Master Class |
Eduardo Fernández (1952) is a Uruguayan classical guitarist, teacher and arranger-composer. Fernández debuted in New York in 1977. He won the Premio Andrés Segovia in 1975. His textbook has been published in English as Technique, Mechanism, Learning (2001). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Eduardo Fernández, Guitar Master Class
Film |
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz.A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. 133 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans (2016): Orphaned on the Sea
Book Reading |
Matthew Karp is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. His work has appeared in Jacobin magazine, where he is a contributing editor, and The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Review, and Public Books. This Vast Southern Empire is his first book.   
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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Matthew Karp will discuss his new book This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy
Lecture |
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New York and other cities envisioned an expansive solution to the persistent problems of racial and economic segregation in education. Rather than fighting against the difficulties presented by the city’s enormous school population and huge bureaucracy, New York could leverage its vastness by creating educational parks that would bring together children from neighborhoods throughout the city. There, they would benefit not just from racial and economic integration, but from state-of-the art facilities, unparalleled resources and a greatly expanded array of course offerings made possible by the concentrations of students and faculty. The city opened an educational park in Co-Op City (the Bronx) in the early 1970s, but the bold vision for this project was undermined by increasing racial and economic segregation among the student body, building flaws and rising levels of school violence. Were New York City educational parks simply too big to succeed, or did they flounder as a result of correctable problems such as poor planning, flawed student recruitment methods and inadequate funding? Lecturer Christopher Bonastia is Professor of Sociology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and serves as the Associate Director of Honors Programs at Lehman.
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Illusory Mosaic: Fumbling to Desegregate Liberal NYC
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by H.G. Wells.
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Book Club: The War of the Worlds
Master Class |
Violist Marilyn Seelman is with Clayton State University. 
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4:55 pm
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Strings Master Class: Marilyn Seelman
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Mac. Topics include: entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting your spreadsheets for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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Workshops, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Beginner Excel for Macs Workshops
Talk |
This free and open-to-the-public event, hosted by New York Map Society board member Laura Ten Eyck, will cover the basics of map valuation. Ten Eyck is also an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.
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Talks, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, What to Look for in Evaluating a Map
Opening Reception |
Williams continues in the vein of recent digitally printed works but on a grander scale. While Williams enjoys the directness that comes from working digitally, he is also invested in the process of printing’s implied challenge to the doctrine of painting. By designing the content of his paintings in the digital environment, Williams both rejects the expressionistic dictum that painting is a direct extension of the body and reinvents it for the 21st century through the terms of computerized experience.         
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Michael Williams: Digital Prints
Opening Reception |
At various moments throughout Ernst’s career, from his Cologne Dada period in the 1920s onwards, the artist turned to three-dimensional materials and sculpture in intense bursts of activity. The exhibition will feature Max Ernst's Corps enseignant pour une école de tueurs (Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers), conceived in 1967 at a pinnacle moment in Ernst’s career in which he fully committed himself to sculpture with fresh rigor. Comprised of three monumental bronze figures, the sculptures synthesize Ernst’s iconic use of language and sharp witticism that in turn transcend personal significance and make pointed commentary on the modern social and political climate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Big Brother: Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers: Works by Max Ernst
Opening Reception |
A pioneering feminist artist, Tompkins is best known for her direct depiction of the female body, sexuality, and sexual desire. The exhibition will include paintings never before shown in New York, including her monumental large-scale Fuck Paintings; a new installation of Pussy Paintings and a new series of works on paper.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Paintings: Betty Tompkins' Virgins
Opening Reception |
With the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, the time of the Sioux prophecy foretelling the arrival of a black snake (Zuzéča Sápa) that would poison the water before destroying the Earth has come to pass. Originally slated to cross the Missouri River near the mostly white city of Bismarck, the pipeline was rerouted to carry crude oil under Lake Oahe, the main source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Answering the call of The Great Sioux Nation, indigenous people from more than 300 tribal nations across North America traveled to North Dakota to stop the construction of the pipeline, making this gathering the largest Native convergence in over a century. In a matter of weeks, thousands more—indigenous and non-indigenous—made the journey, settling in three camps near the site.  Reuters freelance photographer Stephanie Keith documented the protest encampment for 36 continuous days from the end of October through the beginning of December 2016. Keith’s photographs vividly document the actions undertaken by the Water Protectors in defense of the territory and the violent police repression with which they were met. They also immerse the viewer in the political community that emerged in the encampments. Her photographs capture an extraordinary moment in the long history of indigenous resistance–one in which unity, solidarity, direct action, and even fleeting victory, were enacted in a clearing on a Missouri River floodplain.
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Exhibition: Killing the Black Snake—Resistance at Standing Rock
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The exhibition brings together a series of untitled drawings as well as two unique photogram installations.Hubbard considers the field of vision of the camera to be a physical space with boundaries delineated by an invisible cut, the line which separates what is in and out of the frame.  In the exhibition, the series of 15 untitled drawings work collectively to diagram an array of triangulations, each angle representing the point of view of a single camera. In diagramming the field of vision of two cameras, Hubbard considers the social potentiality of these drawings as both cameras are being asked to coordinate and negotiate vision together. They work collectively, though not always in mimicry, to assemble the field and or mark the physicality of the field in a way that is relational. The drawings work as a placeholder for the slippery space between the camera and body as Hubbard diagrams the ways in which our orientations towards each other matter.
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Stages: Photography and Drawing by Katherine Hubbard
Discussion |
Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from the same Pyrenean Town to Saint-Domingue, tracing their descendants in an epic saga that spans three generations. Paul Cheney discusses his new book, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a micro-history of one plantation in France’s richest colony.  Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind will join the discussion as respondents.
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Discussions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World
Lecture |
The most devastating attacks on the Jews of medieval Christian Europe took place in the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon during ten months from June 1391 to April 1392.  While the rioters’ success cannot be easily explained, the intervention of those who pledged to protect the Jews was ineffective. However sincere the intentions of the majority society, and the assurances of its leaders, to protect those who are reliant upon them, the security of a minority community is ultimately, for them, not a matter of paramount importance. Benjamin Gampel, the Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, specializes in the history of the Jews of the medieval and early modern world.  He is the author of The Last Jews on Iberian Soil, the editor of Crisis and Creativity in the Sephardic World, and recently published Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal Response, 1391-1392, which was granted the 2016 National Jewish Book Council's Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in Scholarship.
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, As If the Jews Had No Lord: Anti-Jewish Riots in Castile and Aragon, 1391-1392
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Traditionally privacy is valued for protecting individual freedom and autonomy. Such concepts of privacy and the underlying idea of autonomy have drawn criticism from various quarters. Feminist thinkers and critical theorists have advanced such criticism on normative grounds. In the recent years, they have been joined by arguments on a pragmatic level, which show that such concepts of privacy no longer can orient life in a world permeated with new threats to privacy, in particular due to the development of information technology. In consequence, many theories have reconstructed concepts privacy in light of this criticism, often by invoking more relational concepts of autonomy. The talk proposes a different approach. Using a more socially situated concept of the subject, which is derived from Hannah Arendt’s thought, it shows that privacy plays a more fundamental value for the constitution of subjectivity, beyond autonomy. Speaker Tobias Matzner works in political philosophy and philosophy of technology. He is a visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy, and a member of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities in Tübingen, Germany.
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, The Value of Privacy Beyond Autonomy
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Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry.The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. 101 min.
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend (1945): 4-Time Oscar Winner
Film |
The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert. 110 min.
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Jeff Feuerzeig's Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016): Documentary
Performance |
Pick Up Performance Co(s) previews David Gordon's new autobiographical performance work, during the final week of his Vincent Astor Gallery installation. The work is part of Gordon’s process chronicling his five-decade career in movement and theater art for the permanent collection in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. It is evening of scripted storytelling, movement, conversation, and images. Experience an artist examining and interpreting his own past, as only an artist can. The New York premiere of Live Archiveography will be presented by Lumberyard (formerly known as American Dance Institute) and will take place June 1-3, 2017. 
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Performances, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Performance Art: Live Archiveography
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UFT Players present Rebels With a Cause, written and directed by Warren Wyss, and the UFT Players, with scenes from classic Greek theatre. Discover how the Greek classics inspire action!The UFT Players is a professional committee within the United Federation of Teachers, and now on 2017, is proudly celebrating our 20th triumphant year of staging a wide variety of original and classic productions.
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Performances, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Rebels With a Cause: How the Greek Classics Inspire Action
Book Reading |
Yale sociologist Philip Gorski discusses his new book in which he argues that the founders envisioned the United States as a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism.
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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Philip Gorski discusses and signs his new book American Covenant
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Matthew S. Hopper’s Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire, a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize, explores the history of the African diaspora in Arabia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book links the personal stories of Africans to the impersonal global commodity chains their labor enabled, demonstrating how the growing demand for workers created by a global demand—including from the United States—for Persian Gulf products led to the enslavement of Africans in eastern Arabia. Hopper, Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, will be in conversation with Eve M. Troutt Powell, C. Brown Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Empire.
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Slavery and Globalization in Arabia
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São Paulo’s peripheries were once exclusively the spaces where the poor working classes inhabited their autoconstructed houses and organized themselves into insurgent social movements. In the last two decades, these spaces have changed considerably. The mode of collective life that was based on autoconstruction, industrialism, migration, the dignity of labor, a certain hierarchy of gender roles, and the articulation of urban social movements is being profoundly challenged by new modes of consumption in what are now much improved and heterogeneous urban spaces. This consumption is aligned with new kinds of cultural production, protest, and circulation from the peripheries to the rest of the city.  This talk analyzes the emerging collective life and its consumption-fueled everyday dynamics, in which new arrangements of domestic life and gender roles are at the core of mutations. The talk also suggests that these peripheral transformations happen not only in São Paulo, but also in many other autconstructed metropolises across the global south.  Speaker Teresa Caldeira is professor and chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning and co-director of Global Metropolitan Studies at UC Berkeley.
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Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, São Paulo’s Peripheries: Transformations in Modes of Collective Life
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Tyler Anbinder discusses her book City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
Workshop |
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experience instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. This class repeats Thursday evenings in March and April.
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Workshops, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Chinese Calligraphy Class
Talk |
Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, Co-founders, Downtown Community TV Center will serve as the School of Media Studies' Hirshon Artist-in-Residence for the Spring 2017 Semester. In 1972, Jon and Keiko founded Downtown Community Television Center, the first community media arts non-profit organization in the country, serving 75,000 young people over the years. Jon and Keiko will present a 45 year cavalcade of DCTV hits, leading up to the present.Jon Alpert’s documentary films have received 15 National Emmy Awards and two Academy Award Nominations, among other recognitions. With a core mission that includes providing outstanding media arts education to underserved populations and using media to bridge economic and social divides and promote understanding and tolerance, DCTV has made a singular contribution to the New York community.
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Talks, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, The Future of Community Media
Poetry Reading |
Joshua Bennett is the author of The Sobbing School (Penguin Books, 2016), a National Poetry Series selection. Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Patricia Smith is the author of six books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
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Poetry Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, New Works by Cave Canem Foundation Poets
Book Reading |
Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors, will be presenting a fast-paced slide-ride on how and why Banned in DC came to be Illustrated by rare images of ephemera and photos not found in the book, the presentation is a must-see for fans of underground community stories, the early DC scene and photography.Following the presentation, Connolly will appear in conversation with Washington D.C.'s own Alec MacKaye, who's performed with such notable acts as Untouchables, Faith, Ignition and Warmers.
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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Cynthia Connolly discusses her book Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79-85
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In 2012, thirty-eight-year-old Ariel Levi was pregnant, married, and had a home. A month later, none of that was true. In this memoir, Levy, a staff writer for The New Yorker, picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist conventional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood. In sharp, stunning prose, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and what is eternal. And of how to begin again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Ariel Levy reads from her book The Rules Do Not Apply
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Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Actress Katey Sagal signs copies of her book Grace Notes: My Recollections
Discussion |
Celebrate the masterful work of one the most prominent figures in Haitian literature: René Depestre. Paul Corbanese will present an excerpt of Arnold Antonin’s documentary on Depestre, On ne rate pas une vie éternelle. He will be joined by authors Elie Fleurant, Eddy Guilloteau, Thomas Spear, and Etienne Telemaque.In English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, A Tribute To Haitian Writer René Depestre
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This song cycle explores themes of love, sexuality, and bereavement in old age. In this world premiere, renowned tenor Michael Slattery and Metropolitan Opera pianist Dimitri Dover will perform the cycle accompanied by reflections on the work by poets, musicians, and scholars. Mortality Mansions was commissioned by Sparks and Wiry Cries, which funds the creation of new art song collaborations between poets and composers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Mortality Mansions: A Song Cycle
Staged Reading |
A new sketch comedy that takes a satirical look at the excesses of political correctness. This sketch is a mock-infomercial for Offend-Me-Not!©, the latest product on the market to help people deal with political correctness in real time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Play Reading: Offend-Me-Not!
Film |
An ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City's cans and bottles. They talk about their struggles, their families, and their dreams.78 min.The director will be present for a discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Manfred Kirchheimer's Canners (2017): Documentary
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Book launch and signing of Judith Stenneken's new multi-path photo book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Judith Stenneken signs copies of her book Illuminate Naturally in Darkness
Master Class |
George Vatchnadze is with DePaul University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Piano Master Class: George Vatchnadze
Jazz |
With the MSM Jazz Orchestra. A centennial tribute featuring signature works by three jazz giants: Dizzy Gillespie's Manteca and Night in Tunisia; Thelonious Monks's Straight No Chaser and 'Round Midnight; and Buddy Rich's Groovin' High, Love for Sale, and West Side Story Medley, arranged by Bill Reddie.
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Dizzy, Thelonious and Buddy at 100
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The MSM Jazz Orchestra led by Jim McNeely performs The Paul Klee Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, MSM Jazz Orchestra: The Paul Klee Project
Classical Music |
Program:Beethoven String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980) Death Valley JunctionDvořák String Quartet No. 12 in F major (“American”)Winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this intrepid young ensemble mixes classic works by Beethoven and Dvořák with Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli’s haunting Death Valley Junction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Jasper String Quartet performs Beethoven, Dvořák
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.Takes place Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Jinyoung Song, Violin
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Concerts, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Student Violin Recital
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