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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

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This conference marks the fortieth anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA (1976) and will highlight the ways in which theories, categories, research methods and priorities have been constructed, challenged, and reconstructed over the last forty years of historical research on sexuality and gender.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
8:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free
Conferences, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, Gay American History at 40
Conference |
Presentations will tackle the issue of vulnerability and reassess the ontological framework of philosophical and psychological theories in dialogue with the phenomenological tradition and contemporary moral theory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
9:00 am

to 8:00 pm

Free
Conferences, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, Phenomenology and Vulnerability Conference
Conference |
This conference brings together art historians and scholars of political science and law to recognize the pioneering art historian Martin Warnke’s achievement and mark out new paths in the hermeneutics of art and image. The rubric “cover-up,” a prompt for the participants, alludes to the basic operations of sleuthing and unmasking that drive any study of the politics of the image. Takes place May 5-6.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
10:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free
Conferences, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, The Cover-Up: Contributions to a Political Iconography
Gallery Talk |
A solo exhibition by artist and 2015 Workspace Resident Alessandro Teoldi. Teoldi transforms simple, everyday materials - inflight blankets - into intimate meditations, using a reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

$5 suggested donation...
Gallery Talks, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, Photography: Alessandro Teoldi's Far From Now
Discussion |
This panel will focus on 20th-century artists whose work was deployed in the service of advertising and corporate image building. Moderated by Sandra Lang, director and associate clinical professor, Visual Arts Administration MA Program, Art and Art Professions, with speakers Michele H. Bogart, professor of art, Stony Brook University; Suzanne Lemakis, former director, Citibank Department of Fine Art; and Robert K. Newman, director, The Old Print Shop, Inc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, Artists, Advertising, and Associated American Artists
Gallery Talk |
See the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan — called "spellbinding" by the New York Times and "rapturously beautiful" by the New York Review of Books — before it closes on May 8. Also on view is the exhibition In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60. Exhibition tours held at 6:30pm, 7:15pm and 7:45pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 6
6:30 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, May 06, 2016, 05/06/2016, 2 Exhibition Tours: Kamakura / In and Out of Context
Talk |
Get up close and personal with NYC's wildlife residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. You’ll also learn more from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 7
12:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 07, 2016, 05/07/2016, Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day
Lecture |
With Dr. Joseph Chuman. "I am not the only one to believe that we are in a dangerous political moment. The mainline press has become comfortable in describing utterances characteristic of this election cycle as 'demagoguery.' Some have even invoked 'fascism' to describe the disposition, ambiance and positions of Republicans who are vying to become the leaders of the free world. It is this that I feel impelled to discuss in that our times don't permit me to remain silent. Clearly we detect resonances to fascism. But just as clearly fascism is an emotionally explosive term drawing a direct line to Mussolini and Nazism."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 8
11:00 am

Free
Lectures, May 08, 2016, 05/08/2016, Thinking About Fascism
Talk |
Join Stanley S. Litow, the President of IBM's Foundation and IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, for a lecture on corporations' role in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
9:00 am

Free
Talks, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Corporate Social Responsibility in New York: Truth and Fiction
Lecture |
Nadia Marzouki's talk will examine some of the controversies that have taken place in the U.S. since 2008 around mosque constructions, Sharia law, and Muslims' religious freedom. Rather than explaining these polemics as a conflict between Islamophobes and Muslims, the talk will address them as the manifestation as two antagonistic understandings of American democracy and history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Offending Liberties: American Controversies about Islam
Talk |
A talk by Brian Seibert, a dance critic for the New York Times and the author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, May 9
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Oil and Water? The History of Attempts to Mix Ballet and Tap Dancing
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture provides a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, Peter Ahlberg discusses his book Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process
Discussion |
Art magazine Even editor Jason Farago and author and historian Kanishk Tharoor will discuss the political and democratic function of museums over the course of three centuries — from ethnographic institutions to spaces for contemporary art, from the Louvre in Paris to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 9
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 09, 2016, 05/09/2016, The Political and Democratic Function of Museums
Discussion |
Child care provided in a private home is the most common child care arrangement for children from low-income families and for babies and toddlers. Yet these programs have historically received little oversight and their quality, on average, has been found wanting. In 2012, with the advent of EarlyLearn, New York City imposed new quality standards on its licensed, subsidized family child care programs. Over three years in, how has this reform played out? What has it taught us about the challenges facing the City's family child care providers? What works to improve family child care and where should the City go from here?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
9:00 am

Free
Discussions, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Bringing It All Home: Problems and Possibilities Facing NYC's Family Child Care
Conference |
This two-day conference features a keynote by New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks and panels on topics including Rapid Rehousing, Critical Time Intervention, Housing First, Millennial and Youth Homelessness, and Veteran Homelessness. Takes place May 10-11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
1:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free
Conferences, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Reckoning with Homelessness in New York City
Discussion |
Taking recent AIGA/NY civic initiatives, including Identity Design Action: East New York, Dumbo Fitness Loop, and Design/Relief this panel will investigate similarities and differences in process and approach and participants will compare notes around key issues such as community engagement, urban transformation, and community identity building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
4:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, A Sense of Place: How Graphic Designers Makes Cities, Too
Discussion |
Join Liz Bacelar, Madison Maxey, Birce Ozkan and a representative from XRC Labs for a conversation on the importance of women in technology. Each panelist shares their process for innovative thinking, interest in design and why gender inclusion is well-overdue in the field of technology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, May 10
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Fashion and Women in Tech
Discussion |
Design has established itself as a powerful change agent and the guiding principle of design is to better the world around us. The driving force behind design is the practice of business for profit. Is this a conundrum? How can a marriage be facilitated between the two ideals? Social impact design, a term that has come to mean "the practice of design for the public good" has been attracting powerful interest in recent years. Increasingly, both practicing designers and students are seeking opportunities in this field. Panelists: _ Karen J. Stone, Director of Design, Knoll, Inc. _ Lisa Tziona Switkin, Principal, James Corner Field Operations _ Rob Van Varick, Principal - Insights and Strategy _ Michael Graves, Architecture and Design _ Deborah Alden, Managing Director, Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator _ Mark Randall, Principal, Worldstudio Moderator: Vijay Chakravarthy, Chapter Chair, Industrial Designers Society of America, NYC chapter
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, May 10
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Design for Social Impact: How Can Design Help Shape Better Societies and a Progressive Future?
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers (principally African Americans); the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements into food manufacturing; and the difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside the American culinary consensus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, May 10
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Roger Horowitz discusses his book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food
Lecture |
In a free, public event, Jeffrey J. Selingo will deliver the 2016 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture. He is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. ,br> His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow. Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times best selling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
6:30 pm

Free
Lectures, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Pathways to Prosperity: The Future of Higher Education in an Innovative Economy
Talk |
Roland Kelts discusses how the influx of American and other Western cultural artifacts after World War II evolved into a form of expression whose visual and narrative characteristics are today considered distinctively Japanese. Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Japanamerica.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, The Hybrid Roots of Manga
Talk |
Internationally renowned artist Kimsooja’s videos, performances, and site-specific installations blur the boundaries between aesthetics and transcendent experience through conceptual interventions, meditative practices, and anthropological perspectives. In a public conversation with critic Steven Henry Madoff, the artist will discuss her recent and past works, including "A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir" (2014), an iridescent polymer and steel structure standing 46 feet tall, the result of a collaboration with both architect Jaeho Chong and nano scientist Ulrich Wiesner of the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University under the direction of Stephanie Owens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 10
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 10, 2016, 05/10/2016, Artist Talk: Kimsooja
Conference |
This two-day conference features a keynote by New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks and panels on topics including Rapid Rehousing, Critical Time Intervention, Housing First, Millennial and Youth Homelessness, and Veteran Homelessness. Takes place May 10-11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 11
9:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free
Conferences, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Reckoning with Homelessness in New York City
Discussion |
How does the entertainment industry continuously permeate the human mind and amplify the list of political adversaries, be it in America, Russia or elsewhere in the world? How does film manipulate the public national opinion? Panelists include: - Eliot Borenstein, Professor, Russian & Slavic Studies, and Provostial Fellow, editor of All The Russias Blog, Jordan Center, at New York University - Todd Gitlin, Professor and Chair at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, author of Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street - Additional Panelists to be announced - Moderated by Nina Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
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Wed, May 11
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Hollywood in the New Cold War
Talk |
The popular sing along series returns to celebrate the incomparable song writing team John Kander and Fred Ebb, on the 20th anniversary year of their Broadway hit Chicago. The Library's collection includes many one-of-a-kind artifacts related to the creation of Chicago, plus correspondence, costume designs, music manuscripts, and other materials from their many hits, including “Ring Them Bells,” “Cabaret,” and “Theme from New York, New York.” Come see these rare materials and sing along to live performances of your favorite Kander and Ebb numbers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 11
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Kander and Ebb Sing Along Show and Tell
Talk |
Tadao Ando is the founding principal of Tadao Ando Architect and Associates. He is a self-educated architect who spent time in Kyoto and Nara studying firsthand the great monuments of traditional Japanese architecture, and then melded these with his knowledge of architecture gleaned on travels to Europe, Africa, and the United States. In 1969, Ando established his practice in Osaka. Ando’s notable works include the Church of the Light in Osaka, the Armani Teatro in Milan, and the Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In the United States, he designed The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and the expansion of Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. One of Ando’s current projects includes 152 Elizabeth Street, a residential building in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 11
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Tadao Ando, Self-Educated Architect
Gallery Talk |
In this performative conversation, Matthew C. Lange will engage with a panoply of devices to demonstrate the mind-altering potential of a theoretical social structure referred to as The Plummet Machine. Building upon inquiries related the encyclopedic and bibliographic functions of this machine, Lange will explore techniques for observing our collective audio-visual archives. For those accustomed to its working, and those encountering it for the first time alike, the resulting display will open new perceptual understandings of The Plummet Machine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 11
7:00 pm

$5 suggested donation...
Gallery Talks, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Artist Talk: Matthew C. Lange
Wed, May 11
7:30 pm

Regular: $35
Member: $0.00
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Discussions, May 11, 2016, 05/11/2016, Members of one of the most famous families in the country and their new book
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture examines a sleeping giant, the new working class, that is just now waking up to its untapped political power, and the role it will play in our economic and political future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 12
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 12, 2016, 05/12/2016, Tamara Draut discusses her book Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America
Discussion |
It is well known that women in the United States are paid, on average, 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns. Sometimes, this is a result of women getting paid less for the same work. In other cases, women are under-represented in higher-earning positions or take different career paths due to family responsibilities. The wage gap varies among women and is larger for women of color and women in particular sectors and occupations. This event to explore this gap between men’s and women’s wages. As part of the panel discussion for the event, key actors, including economists, government representatives, activists, and corporate leaders come together to share their experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 13
9:00 am

Free
Discussions, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, Women’s Pay Equity: Getting Even
Book Discussion |
They are having a book social! They hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. They want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. This month's theme is "The Natural World."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 13
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, Open Book Night
Discussion |
What do producers do? How does one become a producer? How does one raise money for films? Join a panel in which five working producers talk about their individual journeys towards becoming producers and offer advice to those interested in producing films. The panel will feature: - Caveh Zahedi, Eugene Lang College: His films include A Little Stiff, I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore, In the Bathtub of the World, I Am A Sex Addict, and The Sheik and I - Caitlin Mae Burke: Approaching the Elephant, Nuts! - Anne Carey: Diary of a Teenage Girl, Adventureland - Alex Orlovsky: The Place Beyond the Pines, The Wolfpack - Craig Shilowich: Frozen River, Dark Horse
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 13
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 13, 2016, 05/13/2016, The Art of Producing Films
Talk |
One could say that reinventing himself as an artist after having given up his studio practice decades ago, William Carroll is a unique and at the same time archetypical New Yorker. Yet in spite of his professional success, William Carroll felt compelled to once again make art. So, in a manifestation of bravery that most of us can only marvel at, he enrolled at Queens College where he received his MFA in 2007. Since then he has produced a refined, elegant body of artwork that seamlessly merges his life and practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 14
2:30 pm

Free
Talks, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, Artist Talk: William Carroll
Lecture |
When Victor Herbert was named president of the Friends of Irish Freedom in March 1916, few could have predicted that the bon vivant composer of favorite American operettas would emerge as the spokesperson for Irish independence in the weeks before the Easter Rising in Ireland. Professor Marion Casey of New York University's Glucksman Ireland House explains Herbert's relationship to nationalism and the ways in which he expressed that musically. Select recordings will be played.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 14
7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 14, 2016, 05/14/2016, Victor Herbert, Nationalism and Musical Expression
Discussion |
A debate on the politics and art of the Web, as two literary stars of Net-thinking, Virginia Heffernan and Scott Malcolmson, unveil much-anticipated books: Heffernan's Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art and Malcomson's Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
3:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, The Internet as Art and Politics
Symposium |
Steven Banks, New York City Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration, will deliver the keynote address. Panelists include Stephen Levin, New York City Council Member and chair of the General Welfare Committee; Christine Quinn, President and CEO of WIN; and Ethan Sribnick, Ph.D., co-author of The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
5:00 pm

Free
Symposiums, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Lillian Wald Symposium: Can We End Homelessness?
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
6:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Gallery Talk |
Tour the museum’s newest exhibition, exploring the vital creative character and dramatic social context of pre- and post-revolutionary Odessa, Ukraine (formerly Russia) through the work of two of the city’s most important artists - the writer Isaac Babel and the painter Yefim Ladyzhensky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
6:00 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Curator's Tour: Odessa: Babel, Ladyzhensky and the Soul of a City
Talk |
As chairman of the Jewish Agency, he speaks with great authority on a panoply of issues and Israel-related topics, including religious pluralism, the unity of the Jewish people and the challenges of being chairman of the largest Jewish global organization in the world. Mr. Sharansky is also Deputy PM in several Israeli governments, founder of the political party Yisra’el B’Aliya, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a human rights activist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, An evening with Natan Sharansky, one of the greatest Jewish voices of his generation
Discussion |
An author panel featuring Eloisa James, Damon Suede, CS Pacat, Ellen Kushner, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Marie Rutkoski speak on crossing expected boundaries of genre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 16
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Transgression: Writing On the Edge of the Acceptable
Talk |
Sarah Steele (The Good Wife, Broadway’s The Humans) sits down with th Sex and the City actress for an illuminating conversation on craft, creativity, and career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, May 16
7:30 pm

Free
Talks, May 16, 2016, 05/16/2016, Cynthia Nixon, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Actress
Talk |
Hazel Clark, research chair for Fashion at Parsons School of Design, interviews Eileen Fisher, American clothing designer and founder of the women's clothing brand EILEEN FISHER, INC. This conversational interview will explore Eileen Fisher's life and work including a discussion of a collaborative project between Parsons School of Design and Eileen Fisher's "Green Eileen" sustainability initiative.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 17
5:30 pm

Free
Talks, May 17, 2016, 05/17/2016, Eileen Fisher, Clothing Designer, in Conversation
Gallery Talk |
Ellie Irons and Linda Stillman, two artists who collect flowers and leaves found in New York City public spaces, explore wild and cultivated environments. Irons and Stillman utilize natural plant pigments in their artwork to examine the layered relationships between people and plants. They will host a walkthrough of the show.
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Tue, May 17
6:00 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, May 17, 2016, 05/17/2016, Gallery Talk: Chroma Botanica
Discussion |
In 1964, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company embarked on a 6-month world tour throughout Europe and Asia, a series of events that fundamentally altered both the company and the many artistic communities whom they encountered during their journey. A half-century later, researcher Abigail Sebaly is pursuing the first comprehensive retracing of the original itinerary, crossing the globe to map the diverse artistic and cultural contexts that characterized each port of call, and collecting unique firsthand accounts from many who interacted with the company. ,br> Sebaly will present project updates as she shares her travelogue-in-progress and moderates a conversation with special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 17
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 17, 2016, 05/17/2016, Esprit de tour: A Conversation on Retracing the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 1964 World Tour
Slide Lecture |
Natural history author and long-time Park enthusiast Edward Sibley Barnard gives an illustrated talk about his new book, co-written by Neil Calvanese.
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Wed, May 18
5:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 18, 2016, 05/18/2016, Edward Sibley Barnard discusses his book Central Park Trees and Landscapes
Book Discussion |
This month's title being discussed is The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus. Read the book and come join.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 18
7:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, May 18, 2016, 05/18/2016, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group
Book Discussion |
This month's title is As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 19
2:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, May 19, 2016, 05/19/2016, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Lecture |
In this lecture Lucie Vítková will present her work as she introduces some of her compositional principles. She will talk about listening to the music of the environment and reveal her practice through an interpretation of her texts and graphic scores in collaboration with the audience.
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Thu, May 19
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 19, 2016, 05/19/2016, The Principles of Composition
Discussion |
French novelist Adrien Bosc and American legendary author Gay Talese will discuss Bosc’s best-selling debut novel based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation aircraft and its famous passengers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 19
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 19, 2016, 05/19/2016, Adrien Bosc discusses his book Constellation with Gay Talese
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With Susan Laubach, Ph.D. This is a series of brief stories of how two little girls experienced WWII interspersed with songs popular (and written) in each of the war years, 1942-45. Lyric sheets will be passed out so the audience can sing these wonderful songs still so much a part of the Great American Songbook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 22
11:00 am

Free
Lectures, May 22, 2016, 05/22/2016, On the Home Front: Memories and Music of WWII
Lecture |
Marathon of shorts and feature films from Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 24
4:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, The 4th Annual New York Eurasian Film Festival
Gallery Talk |
Ellie Irons and Linda Stillman, two artists who collect flowers and leaves found in New York City public spaces, explore wild and cultivated environments. Irons and Stillman utilize natural plant pigments in their artwork to examine the layered relationships between people and plants. They will host a walkthrough of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 24
6:00 pm

Free
Gallery Talks, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, Gallery Talk: Chroma Botanica
Talk |
It is being co-presented by What a Neighborhood! and will feature live music from the Orfeo Duo, the New York Mandolin Orchestra and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band.
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Tue, May 24
6:30 pm

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Talks, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, Bloomingdale: A Musical History/Live Music from the Neighborhood's History
Lecture |
Marathon of shorts and feature films from Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
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Tue, May 24
7:00 pm

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Lectures, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, The 4th Annual New York Eurasian Film Festival
Discussion |
Dive into today’s most pressing topics with a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind Vice, an American-Canadian digital media and broadcasting company.
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Tue, May 24
7:30 pm

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Discussions, May 24, 2016, 05/24/2016, VICE Media Watch and Learn
Symposium |
This two-day symposium proposes a space to discuss and create forms of articulations between Latin America and the United States. Researchers and research groups from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada will gather to share their projects and perspectives into building a new agenda. The two-day event consists in four special panels as well as 20 working groups in which different debates will take place. Takes place May 25-26.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 25
9:00 am

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Symposiums, May 25, 2016, 05/25/2016, Latin America-United States Dialogue of Knowledge
Talk |
New York Times food critic and cookbook author Melissa Clark helps us untangle a century-old gastronomic mystery. In 1901, an enterprising Lower East Side restaurant keeper named Hinde Amchanitzky published America’s first Yiddish language cookbook. Mysteriously, eight years after Hinde’s death, a “new and augmented edition” of her cookbook, a departure from the original in both tone and content, appeared in neighborhood bookstores. From schmaltz-laden noodle puddings and stuffed breast of veal to “hygienic” bread and celery cutlets, the two cookbooks could hardly be written by the same woman. Or were they? Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard, and Annie Polland present the culinary clues--translations of the recipes, newspaper ads, and food samples from the cookbooks as we try to solve the mystery, and at the very least, learn more about immigrant women and cooking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, May 25
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, May 25, 2016, 05/25/2016, The Culinary Mystery of Hinde Amchanitzky
Discussion |
The Kindred Talks explores the links between arts and activism on the complex topics raised by MAPP International's productions, such as climate change, immigration, and more. These public forums gather artists and activists whose work shares a common theme of urgent meaning to us all—as individuals and as a community. How Shall We Speak of Our Fathers? is a conversation on honoring, examining, and memorializing the family patriarch, whose influence can transcend death, with four creators whose projects were inspired by their late fathers: photographer Enrico Dungca, hip-hop theater artist Baba Israel, visual artist/poet Tenzing Rigdol, and director Kaneza Schaal. Moderated by author/activist Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 25
7:30 pm

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Discussions, May 25, 2016, 05/25/2016, The Kindred Talks: How Shall We Speak of Our Fathers?
Symposium |
This two-day symposium proposes a space to discuss and create forms of articulations between Latin America and the United States. Researchers and research groups from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada will gather to share their projects and perspectives into building a new agenda. The two-day event consists in four special panels as well as 20 working groups in which different debates will take place. Takes place May 25-26.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 26
9:00 am

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Symposiums, May 26, 2016, 05/26/2016, Latin America-United States Dialogue of Knowledge
Discussion |
Ireland is a microcosm of our planet's social and political upheavals from World War One to the present--religion, gender, sexuality, tribe, class, national and transitional and transnational identity. From colony to Celtic tiger, writers have chronicled and critiqued the conventional wisdoms, inner and outer, that characterize the nation and the state of Ireland, continually poised between the old and the new. Join this wide ranging conversation, hosted by publishing icon Richard Nash, with the next generation of Irish writers including Liz Nugent and Danielle McLaughlin, sorting out what it means to be Irish, to be a writer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
7:00 pm

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Discussions, May 27, 2016, 05/27/2016, No Country for Old Men: 21st Century Irish Writers on Transformations Personal and Public
Lecture |
Democracy Spring is a mass nonviolent action to win a real democracy that works for people. Organizer Kai Newkirk will share his story and the story of this movement with us. Kai Newkirk is the organizer, co-founder and national coordinator of 99Rise. 99Rise is the nonviolent, mass movement and network of activists and organizers who are dedicated to ending corruption and reclaiming democracy from the domination of big money. He lives in Los Angeles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 29
11:00 am

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Lectures, May 29, 2016, 05/29/2016, Democracy Spring
Conference |
Highlighting the unique contributions of scholarship in Latin America, this conference supports the broadening of hemispheric dialogue to include voices that are seldom heard in English-language publications.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
9:00 am

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Conferences, May 31, 2016, 05/31/2016, Education in the Americas: Knowledges and Perspectives
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jun 13
6:00 pm

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Lectures, June 13, 2016, 06/13/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Gallery Talk |
Ellie Irons and Linda Stillman, two artists who collect flowers and leaves found in New York City public spaces, explore wild and cultivated environments. Irons and Stillman utilize natural plant pigments in their artwork to examine the layered relationships between people and plants. They will discuss their current show, Chroma Botanica.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 14
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 14, 2016, 06/14/2016, Artists Talk: Ellie Irons and Linda Stillman
Gallery Talk |
Artist talk with Aliza Augustine, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Cazorla, Patricia Dahlman and Nancy Saleme.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 18
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 18, 2016, 06/18/2016, 5 artists discuss their work
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, July 18, 2016, 07/18/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Aug 15
6:00 pm

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Lectures, August 15, 2016, 08/15/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 19, 2016, 09/19/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Nov 14
6:00 pm

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Lectures, November 14, 2016, 11/14/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
Lecture |
Astrological coach Lisa Karmen will inform your mind, vitalize your body and empower your spirit. The symbolism and language of astrology is a powerful tool on the journey of wellness.
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Mon, Dec 12
6:00 pm

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Lectures, December 12, 2016, 12/12/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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