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Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Park Walk |
History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Northern Forts Tour
Talk |
A conversation between photographer Amani Willett and author and curator Marvin Heiferman. The two will ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Photographer Amani Willett in Conversation
Lecture |
On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people and wounded many others in a bombing and mass ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Sexual Difference in a Time of Terror
Concert |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Bach at Noon
Workshop |
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Boggle, or your favorite board game. There ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Retro Gaming for Adults
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Concert |
Program: Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae; Holiday Diary; Suite for Violin and Piano; Sonata ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; donations accepted
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Decoda performs works by Benjamin Britten
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Cathedral Tour
Screening |
Akademia Ruchu will present a visual retrospective of unique video footage, captured on hidden camera, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Akademia Ruchu’s Visual Retrospective
Screening |
A 60-minute film presentation features the Before Sunset star and Shakespeare's "Scottish play." ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Screening: Ethan Hawke reads Macbeth
Concert |
Program: J.S. Bach’s Sonata in C Minor, BWV 1017 Randall Svane’s Sonata Camille ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Sonatas by Bach and Saint-Saëns
Lecture |
Peter Pullman presents an overview of the life and music of pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (1924-66), ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Bud Powell: A Jazz Life and Genius Unprecedented
Concert |
Concordian Dawn will play a mixture of medieval vocal music from the 12th-14th centuries, including monophonic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Concordian Dawn performs A Medieval Mélange
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free plus subway fare; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Subway Art Tour
Lecture |
Joanna Warsza’s lecture presents the landscape of public art in post-communist Poland, revealing the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Public Art in Poland After the Fall of the Wall
Tour |
A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, US Customs House Building Tour
Workshop |
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Women's Writing and Discussion Group
Colloquium |
Por Por is a music for squeeze-bulb truck horns played uniquely for union driver funerals in Ghana. Discussion ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Colloquiums, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Por Por He Sane/The Story of Por Por
Talk |
Having recently returned to NYC after 4 years as the Obama Administration's Assistant Secretary of State ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Talks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Human Rights in the World
Gallery Talk |
Alan Reid (born 1976) is a contemporary American artist who lives in New York City. His gauzy, colored-pencil ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Artist Talk: Alan Reid
Opening Reception |
Respecting the awesome power and drama found only in the sea, DoDo Jin Ming creates extraordinary black ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Photography: DoDo Jin Ming: The Sky Inside
Concert |
Broadway veteran Terry Burrell entertains with personal stories of Ethel Waters' life and unforgettable ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Ethel: Stories and Songs of Ethel Waters' Life
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of new paintings. Philip Smith’s pictographic work was first seen in the seminal Pictures ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Paintings: Philip Smith's Sign Language
Opening Reception |
The exhibition presents an overview of Reichek's work through more than two decades. Many of these pieces ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Elaine Reichek's A Précis 1972-1995, a Survey of Fiber and Photo Works
Film |
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis. When three thuggish men are responsible ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Henry King's Tol'able David (1921), a Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment
Discussion |
A revealing discussion between author Virginia Postrel and Greg Furman, CEO and founder, Luxury Marketing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Discussions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Virginia Postrel discusses her book The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion
Lecture |
Drawing on an unprecedented quantitative and qualitative study of immigration laws in 22 countries of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Democracy & Immigration Policy in the U.S., Canada, & Latin America
Discussion |
Curator Jay Sanders and avant-garde composer/performer John Zorn discuss experimental performance practices. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Theatre of Musical Optics and the World Around It
Opening Reception |
This new body of work continues Nayar’s process-oriented practice, further highlighting her method ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Photography: Yamini Nayar's an axe for a wing-bone
Opening Reception |
Marks the 10th anniversary of painter Mark Wiener's first residency and exhibition at the former TIXE ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Exhibit: Double Retrospective: Times Square and Beyond...2003-2004
Opening Reception |
Elizabeth R. Weiner-Cohen's Dollarchy - This exhibit is a continuation of the artist's fascination ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, 2 Art Shows: Elizabeth R. Weiner-Cohen / Carlyle N. Chaudruc
Opening Reception |
Participating Artists: Kathy Aoki, C Bangs, Brandstifter, Kathy Bruce, Steven Daiber, Evelyn Eller, Cheryl ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Group Show: The Medicine Show
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of work by artists who participated in the 2012–2013 PhotoGlobal program, a one-year ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, PhotoGlobal: New Releases 2013
Opening Reception |
Starting with his first solo exhibition of “dot paintings” at Dick Bellamy’s Green gallery in 1963 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Paintings: Larry Poons' Geometry + Dots 1957-1965
Opening Reception |
Aphrodite Désirée Navab's I Am Not A Miniature, Maria Jose Duran Steinman's ...From the Kitchen ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, 3 Art Shows: Aphrodite Désirée Navab / Maria Jose Duran Steinman / Shirin Kazemi
Opening Reception |
Wes Lang was born in Chatham, NJ. He lives and works in Los Angeles. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Paintings: Wes Lang's Blessings
Opening Reception |
A solo exhibition by 2013 Darkroom Resident Francesco Palombi, who uses black and white images as part ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Photographs: Francesco Palombi's Mente Originaria/Original Mind
Opening Reception |
Nina Alovert, a native of Leningrad, received her masters degree in history from Leningrad State University. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, The Dancers: A Photo Exhibition by Nina Alovert
Lecture |
Talk by Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, We Wish Not to Overthrow, but to Rebuild: The Beginnings of Reform Judaism in America
Book Reading |
The political economist and author makes the case that not only is it possible for the government to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Robert Pollin discusses his book Back to Full Employment
Poetry Reading |
Kwame Dawes is the author of sixteen books of poetry, most recently, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Poetry Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Poetry: Kwame Dawes / Roger Reeves / Kamilah Aisha Moon
Talk |
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, author of the forthcoming short story collection, Blue Talk and Love, has written ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Talks, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Women Writers of the Diaspora: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Concert |
Program: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Keyboard Sonata (TBA) Frédéric Chopin's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Sounds of Change: Music in Transition, Featuring Works by C.P.E. Bach and Chopin
Film |
The promises of neoliberalism are not necessarily fulfilled on the market or in the world; they also ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Christian von Borries' IPHONECHINA: If Apple Was a State, Would I Rather Live in China or in Apple?
Book Reading |
Sherman Alexie’s newest release is “Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories”. Robert Hershon’s latest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Authors Sherman Alexie and Robert Hershon read their work
Discussion |
New York City is currently considering selling schools, libraries, parks, and low-income housing to private ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, For the Public Good: Public Accountability in NYC
Lecture |
Talk with Dr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, El Colegio de Mexico. This seminar will focus on the rise of indigenous ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, The Indigenous Emergence: From Underclass to New Political Actors
Book Reading |
Acclaimed author Ann Patchett (State of Wonder; Run; Bel Canto) discusses her intimate memoir through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Ann Patchett reads from her book This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Book Reading |
Access Project founder John Ruxin discusses love, hope and a restaurant he and his wife opened in Rwanda ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Josh Ruxin reads from his book A Thousand Hills to Heaven
Discussion |
Conversations on Practice is an ongoing series hosted by Glenn Kurtz and devoted to the daily work of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Conversations on Practice: Illustrator Matt Kish
Film |
Ethiopia suffered extreme famine in the mid-1980s. Images of starving people at death’s door were broadcast ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Czech Documentary: Lukas Kokes' Fortress (2012)
Performance |
What does it mean for a corporation to own an artist’s legacy? This question forms the core of Jill ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Performance Art: Jill Magid's Woman with Sombrero

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Comedy Show

Regular: $30
Member: $0.00
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, All Brahms evening: piano pieces
Concert |
Program: JO KONDO An Elder’s Hocket DAVID LANG Spud ELLIOTT CARTER ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Tactus Ensemble performs works by Elliott Carter and others
Concert |
Hailed by NPR's Fred Child as "one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, yMusic, a Classical/Pop Sextet
Concert |
Program: Franz Schubert – Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” Flute ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Chamber Music by Schubert and Weber
Concert |
Jiyoung Lee, Cello ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, College Cello Recital

Regular: $40
Member: $0.00
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Piano works by DEBUSSY, CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Manhattan Night Tour
Book Reading |
From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Randi Zuckerberg reads from her book Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives
Concert |
Program: Mozart: Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, for horns and strings Duo ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, All Mozart Program: Chamber Music for Winds and Strings

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Modern Day Opera about Jewish Life

Regular: $79
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, a mind-blowing show!
Concert |
Program: Pēteris Vasks: Musica Dolorosa for Strings Mozart: Violin Concerto ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, NYU Philharmonia performs works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Haydn
Performance |
Artist Karol Radziszewski presents a social evening of screenings, slideshows, readings and discussions, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, November 07, 2013, 11/07/2013, Performance Art: Karol Radziszewski's Kisieland
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