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Tue, September 28, 2010
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Classes are for all ages and experience levels. Classes are rain or shine.
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Park Walk |
One hour of walking, stretching, strengthening, and body toning using only the park, your own bodies, and gravity. All levels welcome; they modify the program to meet your level of ability.
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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. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Five tours daily on the hour.
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lululemon athletica provides free yoga classes for all ages and levels. Awaken the body’s potential with revitalizing movement, stretching, breathing, and poses. Some of yoga’s benefits include weight loss, deeper sleep, release from pain and arthritis, and a more youthful appearance. Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Mats are provided. In case of rain, please call.
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Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2003. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
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Workshop |
Do you need help using your laptop computer? Have you searched for a place that offers tutoring services but found it too expensive? This is an informal class where anyone can bring their own laptop, or other portable computer device, and ask questions. If you don't own a laptop, or you're not comfortable bringing your own, the library can provide you with one for the class. This a great opportunity to get professional assistance from knowledgeable staff who can answer your computer questions and get you on the fast track to using your own laptop with confidence.
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Other |
Hone your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.
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Other |
Learn to play petanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie, from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship club.
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Tour |
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.
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$6
Other |
Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Education Center. Terri Jones, her granddaughter Caitlyn, Leslie Wallace, and their sociable, people-friendly birds can be found, weather permitting. Stop by to watch, ask questions, interact with the birds, or just take pictures.
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Workshop |
This class is for students with basic Powerpoint skills. Students will learn how to use some of the more intermediate and advanced features in their Powerpoint slideshows.
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Tour |
Take a walk around the lands dominated by the Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the tiny 55-acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature. Tour is approximately one hour.
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Jazz |
Dixieland jazz.
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Concert |
This series features the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Concert |
Born in Tokyo, Kuni Mikami came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big bands around including the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.
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Tour |
A tour of Downtown — its history, architecture, and art, and its fascinating denizens. Tour includes Federal Hall, the U.S. Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, Fraunces Tavern, U.S. Custom House, and Bowling Green. Led by a professional tour leader. Adults, please bring photo ID.
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$10 suggested donation
Book Signing |
The follow-up to his bestseller, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.
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Free
Jazz |
Program: Henry Mancini - The Days of Wine and Roses George Gershwin - I Got Rhythm Cole Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye Joshua Richman - Rough George Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me Duke Ellington - Things Ain't What They Used to Be Joshua Richman - The Light at the End of the Tunnel Frank Churchill - Someday My Prince Will Come Joshua Richman - Acceptance
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Screening |
A showing of the short films on the Native American food that changed the world: The Gift, Na Florentina, La Cumbia del Mole and Corn Is Who We Are. Starts at 1pm and 3pm.
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Tour |
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.
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$6
Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Book Lovers, bibliophiles, bloggers, bookworms and library fanatics - Explore fun sites, tools and links connecting readers of every genre and age to the next great read!
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Park Walk |
As you promenade through the heart of the Park, imagine yourself living in 19th Century New York City. Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to create the magnificent "Greensward" for the enjoyment of all. Tour lasts approximately one hour.
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Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn how email works, including sending, replying to and forwarding messages.
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Film |
With Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell and Rudy Vallee. Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries acting out his fantasies, but things do not go as well in reality as they did in his imagination. 105 min.
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Concert |
Steel Train released their self-titled album on June 29th, 2010. It promptly debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard Alternative New Artists Chart. The band followed the release with a headlining tour across the US that culminated in a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom. In addition, the album currently sits at #35 on the CMJ 200 and continues to rise. Steel Train has performed at the country’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bamboozle. In addition to touring with Tegan and Sara earlier this year, they have also toured with acts ranging from Ben Folds to Silversun Pickups.
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Workshop |
What do the NY Times, Jay-Z and Fail Blog all have in common? They all use WordPress. WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform on the web today. It is free, open source and easy to use. Any skill level from experienced to novice can get a blog up and running in minutes. But, WordPress can do much more then just help you publish a blog.
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Book Reading |
A Q&A with Thurber and actors Peter Maloney and Kristin Griffith. The panel will read from and discuss Bottom of the World, now playing at the Atlantic Theatre Company.
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Lecture |
With Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.
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Lecture |
Alberto Toscano, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths in London, delivers the lecture.
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Discussion |
A panel discussion hosted by Michael A. Kerker, Director of Musical Theatre, ASCAP, exploring the artistic impulse to showcase personal tragedies and triumphs in song and dance.
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Workshop |
This class introduces savings and budget concepts. Reviews banks and banking products including debit and credit cards and introduces investment principles.
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Lecture |
With Maureen Taylor, member of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. As unbelievable as it seems, many individuals who participated in the American Revolution lived past the advent of photography in 1839. Take a step back into the eighteenth century through the photographs and stories of these men and women. Learn about the detective work involved in uncovering these “misplaced” pictures and find out new ways to discover the Revolutionary War generation in your own family.
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Other |
Help care for the park. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dance Lesson |
With Lisa Rickenbacker.
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Park Walk |
A walking program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks hired trained walking instructors who will keep participants active, exercising and having fun.
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Free
Lecture |
A lecture by Daniel D'Oca, Georgeen Theodore and Tobias Armborst, co-founders of Interboro, an urban design, planning and architecture firm based in New York City.
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Free
Opening Reception |
An annual exhibition of book projects by second-year students in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department. Curated by Department Chair Marshall Arisman and faculty member Carl Nicholas Titolo.
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Discussion |
President Bob Kerrey engages in an informal discussion with Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican ambassador to the United States. They will explore U.S.-Mexican relations, U.S. policy toward Latin America, and other domestic and international issues of interest to both countries.
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Lecture |
A lecture by Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.
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Discussion |
Panel discussion presented by the Origin and Kabosh theater companies.
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Talk |
Christine Benz, director of personal finance from Morningstar, discusses strategies for improving your investment results. Covered topics include: stocks vs. funds, rebalancing your portfolio, IRA and 401k retirement accounts, and investing during retirement.
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Workshop |
What do the NY Times, Jay-Z and Fail Blog all have in common? They all use WordPress. WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform on the web today. It is free, open source and easy to use. Any skill level from experienced to novice can get a blog up and running in minutes. But, WordPress can do much more then just help you publish a blog.
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Screening |
Films about and by resident artists.
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Workshop |
Do you need to spruce up your resume and learn basic interview skills? Paula Marks will conduct the workshop. Her expertise falls mainly into the areas of staffing, employee relations, retention and workplace enhancement. She has conducted career presentations at events held at Cornell University, New York University, the American Corporate Counsel Association.
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Workshop |
Fall in love with running or prepare for your first or next race. With this class, Riverside Run, turn yourself into a well-balanced running machine. Led by instructor Evan Armbrister, this vigorous running class will help you tune up your technique and get an intense workout at the same time – all against the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson River. Weather permitting.
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Forum |
Award-winning storyteller, folklorist and performer Wolkstein is the author of 23 books of folklore, including The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales. To honor her 40 years of storytelling for New York City, the mayor proclaimed Diane Wolkstein Day in 2007. Wolkstein is also the epicycle editor of Parabola. Moderated by Deborah Brodie.
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Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
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Book Reading |
Chronicle the story of the famous building that signaled the start of a new era in New York--and the unusual characters who played a part in its creation. Find out not just about the construction of the building, but the changing technology and culture that characterized New York at the dawn of the 20th century: Madison Square Park shifted from a promenade for rich women to gay prostitutes, photography became an art, motion pictures came into existence; jazz came to the forefront of popular music--all within steps of one of the city's best loved buildings.
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Discussion |
A panel discussion in collaboration with iga (imagining global asia) at the New School, American Friends of Bucerius, the American Council on Germany, and the DAAD.
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Book Discussion |
Join the History Reading Group with this month's selection, a biography of the oil magnate.
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Book Reading |
With his new book, the activist and author of Not on Our Watch shares the stories of organizations, celebrities and everyday individuals fighting human rights crimes in Africa.
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Book Reading |
The journalist and Columbia University teacher discusses his revealing new book that seeks to bring a murky organization out of the shadows.
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Book Reading |
"Proofiness" is defined as the art of using nonsensical mathematical arguments--Cheerios increases your risk of being hit by a bus?!--to convince us of the veracity of things we know in our hearts to be false. In his new book, Seife argues that bad math is undermining our democracy (not to mention our notion of common sense).
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Workshop |
With Miles Neale.
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$10 suggested donation
Other |
View the stars using the AAA’s high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the experts on the celestial wonders of New York’s night sky. Telescopes will be set up. In the event of rain, it will be cancelled. CALL AHEAD FOR STATUS OF EVENT.
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Book Reading |
The renowned labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan tells you "How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life," which is also the subtitle of his new book. In this critical appraisal Geoghegan compares the lives of Europeans and Americans and finds the German economic model perhaps the only way to be globally competitive. Join Geoghegan and Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor and writer at The New Yorker, for a discussion of the issues.
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Book Signing |
The daughter of a wealthy financier arrested by the SEC for fraud escapes Manhattan for New Orleans, where she tries to make it as a jazz singer.
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Book Reading |
A powerful and personal story about the history of Armenia’s past, present and future.
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Lecture |
Each year, the Leon Levy Center for Biography selects a distinguished biographer to give the Inaugural Lecture. For the 2010 Lecture, prize-winning author Ron Chernow will appear to discuss the art and craft of biography.
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Book Reading |
The celebrated novelist and essayist, winner of the Orange Prize, will read from her latest novel. She's charming, a beautiful writer, and deservedly beloved, and this is a rare opportunity to see her in person.
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Workshop |
The Fitness Guru returns with Pilates Mat classes! Join instructors as they teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Open to all skill levels, but space is limited. Registration begins at 6:30pm each evening. A limited number of mats are available for rental for free (with valid ID).
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Jazz |
This interview/discussion series invites audiences to listen to new jazz albums while also meeting and hearing from the artists who recorded them. Hosted by Ken Druker, the programs are videotaped. Alto saxophonist Mahanthappa discusses his newest release, Apex. This album, being released on the day of the Listening Party, is a blazing collaboration between Rudresh and fellow altoist Bunky Green that puts on display a fifty-year continuum of state-of-the-art saxophone playing. Featuring the all-star band of Jason Moran on piano, François Moutin on bass and switching off on drums, the dynamic Damion Reid and the great Jack DeJohnette, Apex shines a much-deserved spotlight on Bunky Green, a hugely influential but under-recognized original in jazz. Mahanthappa, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, is widely recognized as one of the most important jazz musicians today. At 39 years old, he has perennially been on the Down Beat Critics Poll as alto saxophonist and composer and has been named Alto Saxophonist of the Year the last two years by the Jazz Journalist Association.
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Poetry Reading |
Including works by Miriam Rukeyser, Spenser Holst, Joel Oppenheimer, read by Jack Davidson, others.
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Screening |
Directed, written and produced by David G. Berger, Holly Maxson and Kate Hirson, this film is about the life of the great jazz musician Milt Hinton. It will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Juanita K. Howard. The panelists will include Berger and Maxson. Born in Mississippi in 1910, Hinton lived through more than seven decades of the history of jazz. Along with the bass that he mastered, he also carried a camera. His unusual photographs, many of them never seen before, now number more than 60,000. This film traces his journey.
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Book Reading |
Widely praised for her short stories, Davidson has crafted a powerful novel of love and loss against a backdrop of family tragedy that will appeal to fans of psychological suspense and classic noir.
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Open Mike Reading |
Featuring Rosamond S. King & Christine Rodriguez. King performs "Flesh," a rumination on the physical body from illness to pleasure and crafted in verse-cabaret style, including song and spoken word. Rodriguez writes about the clashes and the harmonies lived when sexuality, spirituality and recreational drug misuse are twined together. Hosted by Vittoria Repetto. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word.
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$5 suggested admission
Book Reading |
This is the first in the 'Century Trilogy.' Follow five families as they struggle through world-shaking dramas. Follett uses his storytelling and historical acumen to create another bestseller.
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Screening |
Come and enjoy Czech films and Manhattan views on the rooftop. Films are screened at dusk. In case of bad weather films will be screened at 8:30 pm indoors. All films in Czech with English subtitles. Tonight: Seclusion Near a Forest.
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Open Mike Reading |
Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, and other creative folks are invited to put their two cents in at this gathering hosted by Penny Pollak.
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$3
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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

Regular: $69.50; Member: $0.00

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