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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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60 free talks, lectures, discussions in New York City (NYC)

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!

Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Nathalia Holt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 24
5:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Rise of the Rocket Girls: Women of the Space Program
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Discuss the book by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Thu, Aug 24
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, The Sympathizer: Pulitzer-Winning Novel
Talk |
Speaker: Prerana Reddy, Activist, and Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement at the Queens Museum
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Thu, Aug 24
7:00 pm

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Talks, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Conversations on the City: On Engagement
Lecture |
Taught by renowned Shakespeare scholar Bob Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Aug 25
11:00 am

Free
Lectures, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, Shakespeare: An In-Depth Exploration
Book Discussion |
This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 27
10:00 am

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Book Discussions, August 27, 2017, 08/27/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
Gallery Talk |
A one-hour gallery tour highlighting a work of art in each of current exhibitions. Discuss key moments in each exhibition and explore connections between works on view.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, August 27, 2017, 08/27/2017, Gallery Tour Exhibition Highlights
Discussion |
Play Like a Girl is the inspirational story of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, a free school and soccer program for girls in the Kibera settlement/slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Author, Ellie Roscher, pieces together the school’s history within the personal stories of the school’s founder and earliest staff and students. Join KGSA’s (Foundation that combats poverty and gender inequalities within the Kibera slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya) director, Richard Teka, and alumna, Asha Jaffar, to learn more about this incredible school and story of grassroots development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Aug 28
7:00 pm

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Discussions, August 28, 2017, 08/28/2017, Play Like a Girl: inspirational story about girls school in Kenya
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Valeria Luiselli.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 29
3:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Story of My Teeth
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Mary Gaitskill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 29
6:15 pm

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Book Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Mare: A Girl and Her Horse
Discussion |
In May 2015, 81-year-old graphic artist Andre Krayewski and his son Ed, 29, launched a monthly comics magazine, FKT, which chronicles their comics-creating and also features the comics they create. The reality constructed in the comics doesn’t track with our own, but influences the process of making the comics themselves. In the age of Trump, being part of the “reality-based community” is optional.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 29
7:00 pm

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Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Comics Symposium: Creating Your Own Reality in the Age of Trump
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Patrick Modiano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Aug 31
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, August 31, 2017, 08/31/2017, Missing Person: Award-Winning French Novel
Lecture |
Taught by renowned Shakespeare scholar Bob Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 1
11:00 am

Free
Lectures, September 01, 2017, 09/01/2017, Shakespeare: An In-Depth Exploration
Discussion |
All Time Comics is a comic-book series that resists categorization. Part modern reworking of Bronze age comics superhero aesthetics, part a Mad Magazine-like gonzo attempt to sidestep and weave that aesthetic back on itself. Published by Fantagraphcs, All Time Comics has created a space for a dialogue between older veteran creators like Herb Trimpe and Al Milgrom and younger Alternative Comics mainstays like Ben Marra and Noah Van Sciver. Josh Bayer participates in a lively discussion with comics writer/historian Adam McGovern.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 5
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 05, 2017, 09/05/2017, Comics Symposium: All Time Comics
Lecture |
Kate Bernheimer of the University of Arizona will lecture about architectural installation, the interior, the object, and how fairy tales present, interpret, and influence concepts of space and possession. The emphasis will be on the domestic mise-en-scene and how a fairy-tale space illuminates desire, resists domination, and collapses the Real and the Imaginary into a beautifully functionless zone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 7
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 07, 2017, 09/07/2017, Architecture Talk: Fairy Tales, Object and Place
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Zadie Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 7
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 07, 2017, 09/07/2017, Swing Time: Two Dancer Friends
Slide Lecture |
Leslie Earl Robertson offers a personal and accessible chronicle of the partnerships and problem-solving that forged so many classics of modern architecture. He recounts his famous collaborations with architects, including Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, and I. M. Pei, among many others, and his delight in working with leading sculptors such as Richard Serra and Beverly Pepper. This is an illustrated talk that combines personal refections and professional insights on "An Engineer's Extraordinary Life in Architecture."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 7
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, September 07, 2017, 09/07/2017, Leslie Robertson discusses his book The Structure of Design: An Engineer's Extraordinary Life in Architecture
Talk |
Speaker: Charlie Todd, Director and comedian, and Founder of Improv Everywhere
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 7
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 07, 2017, 09/07/2017, Conversations on the City: On Delight
Discussion |
On occasion of the exhibition Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, organized by the American Federation of Arts and opening at the Denver Art Museum on October 22, Laurence Madeline, the exhibition’s curator, and Bridget Alsdorf, professor and catalogue contributor, will discuss the work and status of women artists in nineteenth-century Paris and the relationship between that historical moment and contemporary developments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 7
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 07, 2017, 09/07/2017, Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900
Lecture |
Taught by renowned Shakespeare scholar Bob Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 8
11:00 am

Free
Lectures, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Shakespeare: An In-Depth Exploration
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Mohsin Hamid.
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Sat, Sep 9
10:30 am

Free
Book Discussions, September 09, 2017, 09/09/2017, Exit West: Living in a City Under Siege
Discussion |
Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! A safe space is provided for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as the group defys society’s mainstream conception of gender.Gender identities are welcome that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 9
2:00 pm

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Discussions, September 09, 2017, 09/09/2017, Off the Binary: a safe space for non-binary gender identities
Lecture |
As millions stayed home to watch Milton Berle and Lucille Ball on brand new television sets in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Hollywood studios watched box office profits plummet. To fight the TV enemy, the movie industry seduced wayward moviegoers with 3-D, stereophonic sound, CinemaScope, and a new generation of stars (among them Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Sidney Poitier) ideally suited to bolder and more adult subject matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 9
2:00 pm

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Lectures, September 09, 2017, 09/09/2017, Hollywood Battles: Television Wide Screens and Adults Themes in 1950's Movies
Book Discussion |
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 10
12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, September 10, 2017, 09/10/2017, Radical Educators Book Club
Book Discussion |
The Monday Night Reading Group discusses the book by Martha Hall Kelly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 11
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 11, 2017, 09/11/2017, Lilac Girls: The Power of Unsung Women
Discussion |
Yuri Slezkine is the Jane K. Sather Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Jewish Century, which won the National Jewish Book Award.Amor Towles' first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 12
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, September 12, 2017, 09/12/2017, Yuri Slezkine, author of The House of Government, speaks with novelist Amor Towles
Discussion |
Al Hirschfeld has virtually been synonymous with caricature since he published his first portraits for Warner Brothers films in April 1925. His first theatrical drawing was in December 1926, and he would continue to draw the theater for New York newspapers, magazines, posters and programs for the next 76 years. Simultaneously, he both recorded and defined Hollywood for nine decades in images and posters that are as iconic as the films themselves. He was there at the birth of television and captured its first half-century, creating more covers for TV Guide than any other artist. David Leopold reveals how Hirschfeld also left his mark in the world of literature. Books that Hirschfeld authored allowed him to explore the world outside of performance, and he collaborated on a series of books with S. J Perelman, including one that took the two friends around the world. His illustrations enlivened books by Fred Allen, Garson Kanin, William Saroyan, Brooks Atkinson and John Mason Brown, while other illustrated books covered topics as diverse as the Algonquin Round Table to the Johnson White House. Leopold will also share images and stories from unpublished works including books on the Russian theater and film scene in the 1920s, a history of the African impact on the Bahamas and even a book on Nina, his daughter whose name he hid in almost all of his drawings after her birth in 1945.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 12
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, September 12, 2017, 09/12/2017, Comics Symposium: Hirschfeld by the Book
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by William Faulkner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 13
5:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 13, 2017, 09/13/2017, As I Lay Dying: Southern Gothic Novel
Talk |
Nathan Englander is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Englander's play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He also translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret's Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 13
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, September 13, 2017, 09/13/2017, Fiction Forum: Nathan Englander
Talk |
Get the results from a week-long design intensive on Disaster Preparedness, in collaboration with The Japan Foundation. This school-wide intensive is one of several “stepping-stone” events leading to the first North American exhibit of Hirokazu Nagata’s The Earth Manual Project in Fall 2018.Speaker: Hirokazu Nagata, Chair of NPO Plus Arts
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Thu, Sep 14
6:00 pm

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Talks, September 14, 2017, 09/14/2017, Disaster Preparedness and the Constructed Environment
Discussion |
Daniel José Older (pictured), Veronica Chambers, Adam Silvera, Nikki Garcia, and Shelley Diaz in conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 14
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 14, 2017, 09/14/2017, We Contain Multitudes: Latinx Representation and Identity
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Authors Rumaan Alam, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Garnette Cadogan, Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Porochista Khakpour discuss immigration, Brooklyn/New York as a global center, and finding home as a writer. Moderated by Walton Muyumba.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 14
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 14, 2017, 09/14/2017, At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging
Discussion |
The Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 17
1:00 pm

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Discussions, September 17, 2017, 09/17/2017, Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
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Whether speculating on our own current political climates or those of imagined civilizations, authors of science fiction and fantasy are uniquely positioned to deconstruct structures of political power. Politically engaged science fiction considers how power struggles impact individual and collective identity, proposes intersections between technology and politics, and explores methods of resistance to oppressive governments and political technologies like surveillance and biometrics.N. K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Eugene Lim (Dear Cyborgs), Malka Older (Infomocracy), Deji Bryce Olukotun (Nigerians in Space), and moderator Rosie Clarke will consider how SF&F responds to both our hopes and fears for the future, offers alternatives to conventional political structures, and the ways technology can liberate or threaten our freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 17
1:00 pm

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Discussions, September 17, 2017, 09/17/2017, Structures of Power: Politics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
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Nobel Laureate Sir Angus Deaton and fellow Princeton economist Anne Case’s recent work, Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century, identifies a shocking trend known as “deaths of despair.” While racial minorities in the U.S. have seen improvements in lifespan over the last two decades, more white middle-aged Americans have been dying younger, especially those with a high school education or less. Widespread addiction, suicide, alcoholic liver disease and heart disease, coupled with stagnant economic opportunities, have meant shorter lives characterized by pain and anguish.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 19
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, 'Deaths of Despair': Increasing Mortality Among White, Middle-Aged Less-Educated Americans
Slide Lecture |
To accompany the exhibit of pictorial maps now on display, guest curator Katharine Harmon will present a visual survey of highlights from the NYPL's illustrated map collection. Spanning 180 years, the selected maps reflect the artistry and inventiveness of their creators. Illustrator and humorous cartographer Rick Meyerowitz will join Harmon for a conversation about the uses of imagery and humor in maps, and how the language of maps can enhance illustration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 19
6:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of New York City
Talk |
Jenny Zhang is the author, most recently, of Sour Heart: Stories. She is a regular contributor to the online magazine for teen girls, Rookie, for which she has written both fiction and nonfiction. One of Zhang's stories was included in the first issue of Lena Dunham's Lenny newsletter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 19
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, Fiction Forum: Jenny Zhang
Discussion |
Explore the work of two seminal documentary photographers, captured in two beautiful new books: Gene Smith’s Sink, the new biography by Sam Stephenson on photography's most celebrated humanist, W. Eugene Smith; and The Run-On of Time, the first comprehensive and critical look at the work of Eugene Richards, a photographer following in Smith's tradition. Stephenson and Richards will speak with Arezoo Moseni to explore the tensions and overlaps of art and journalism, and the relevance and necessity of both to our time more than ever.
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Tue, Sep 19
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, Art and Journalism, Past and Present
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Martin Wilner will trace the unusual arc of his work from learning to draw from comic books and strips in grade school to becoming a psychiatrist and a widely exhibited visual artist. He will describe his ongoing drawing projects and an existential work process that draw upon the techniques of psychoanalysis in a highly original manner without losing sight of his vicarious tutelage at the hands of the comic art masters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 19
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, From the Funny Papers to Freud: Martin Wilner’s Artistic Journey
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Charles Dickens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 20
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 20, 2017, 09/20/2017, Our Mutual Friend: Dickens' Last Novel
Discussion |
Are you polyamorous? Curious about non-monogamy? Want to hang out with like-minded people in a no-pressure setting? Come to Open Love NY’s Poly Chai! Anybody who is interested or participates in consensual open relationships is welcome. Come solo or with partner(s), metamour(s), and any loved ones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 20
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 20, 2017, 09/20/2017, Poly Chai – Sober Mixer
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Don DeLillo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 20
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 20, 2017, 09/20/2017, Zero K: Cheating Death
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 21
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 21, 2017, 09/21/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Agricultural pressures and mass consumption have contributed to loss and degradation of natural landscapes across the globe, but a growing movement to integrate human and ecological welfare has proven that these two interests are not at odds, and that consumer behavior can drive efforts of ecological restoration.Rob Fisher shares insights of creating a system that address environmental and social concerns in Haiti, by integrating principles of ecology and design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 21
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 21, 2017, 09/21/2017, Buying Back Nature: How Consumer Driven Systems Can Restore Our Damaged Landscapes.
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Some consider plays as only blueprints for directors and actors to create theater. Playwright Cesi Davidson will discuss the reading and enactment of plays as a source for problem solving, insight, and healing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 21
6:30 pm

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Talks, September 21, 2017, 09/21/2017, Theater as Rehearsal for Life
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Talk on ‘The Importance of Refuge, Bodhichitta for Mahayana Buddhism’ with a short Shamatha meditation. Shamatha is an essential meditation for practitioners of any school.  It is a practice suitable for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.   Shamatha meditation practice brings benefit, both mundane and spiritual, to whoever engages in it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 21
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 21, 2017, 09/21/2017, The Importance of Refuge, Bodhichitta for Mahayana Buddhism and meditation
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Recent years have been marked by both tremendous population movement and incredible anxiety in refugee receiving countries and in relatively non-receiving countries. The moment seems apt to reconsider the refugee as a political figure, following a line of discussion first opened by a previous generations of scholars who examined earlier periods of large-scale human displacement and dislocation. In 1943 Hannah Arendt published an essay entitled “We Refugees,” a reflection on the position shared by herself and other Jewish exiles from Europe as they lived with displacement. In 1995 Giorgio Agamben published a short piece with the same title, commenting both on Arendt’s earlier piece and on the configurations of borders, movement, and population control that were defining the post-cold war European landscape. What does the current refugee “crisis” tell us about politics in the twenty-first century. Drawing from the Palestinian refugee experience, this paper explores the refugee as an enduring figure, one central to the existing, and persisting, political order. It also considers refugees as political actors, who struggle within and against this political order to create livable lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, The Refugee as a Political Figure for Our Time
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A panel discussion with artist and faculty member Lize Mogel; artist Dylan Gauthier; and historian Diane Galusha, that explores how water infrastructure, watersheds and other water bodies connect communities.Lize Mogel and Diane Galusha will discuss New York City’s water supply and its impacts on the Catskill region, and unpack the complex relationship between rural and urban communities of water supply residents and water consumers, respectively. Dylan Gauthier will discuss his recent projects on the Hudson River and in the Brandywine (PA) watershed. New School faculty member and chair of the Environmental Studies program, Timon McPhearson, will introduce the event.The goal of this dicussion is to create new understandings of the impacts of water infrastructure (and related public policy) on communities at either end of a water system, and to explore the intersection of nature, policy, and infrastructure through critical spatial practices such as socially-engaged art and counter-mapping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Liquid Geographies: How Water Connects Communities
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An illustrated talk on a year’s worth of non-fiction comics by Katie Fricas, including a trip to a pigeon art show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the scene in Cleveland outside of the Republic National Convention, forgotten milestones from past summer Olympics, and more.Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City. Her comics have appeared in The Guardian online and on Hyperallergic, Extra Crispy, and The Awl. Her first book of essays will be released in the fall of 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Slide Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Cartoon Fricassee Live: Illustrator Katie Fricas Shows Her Work
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Initiated by Yanira Castro, Casting About: About Casting will explore dynamics of cast, audience, and choreographer. What does a cast represent? How does access to resources affect the composition of a cast, and does this change the relationships between the performers, the work, and the choreographer? Invited participants include Kyle Bukhari, Yanira Castro, Leslie Cuyjet, Judy Hussie-Taylor, and Aaron Mattocks.
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Wed, Sep 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Talk about the dynamics of cast, audience, and choreographer
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Mikhail Bulgakov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Master and Margarita: Black Magic and Black Humor
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The urban foodscape – from field to fork – has long been shaped by decisions taken either in the board rooms of large international corporations or by sector-bound national government agencies. Over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore its civic and ecological role.In this talk, based on her book Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North, Dr. Rositsa Ilieva will contend that, over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore urban foodscapes’ civic and ecological role and dismantle the notion of food as a mere commodity, far-removed from the professions claiming expertise in the built environment.
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Urban Foodscape: A New Frontier for Design and Policy
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Drawing on their respective publications Political Acts: Women in Northern Irish Theatre and The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre, academics Fiona Coleman Coffey and Elizabeth Mannion will discuss how gender, the Troubles, civil rights, and the rural-urban contrast have played out on the Irish stage and academia from the founding of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to the brink of Brexit.Moderated by Keri Walsh
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Thu, Sep 28
7:30 pm

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Discussions, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Writers talk about Irish theater and how gender, civil rights, and more influenced it
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 1
10:00 am

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Book Discussions, October 01, 2017, 10/01/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Sun, Oct 8
1:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Performer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko engages a choreographer, author, teacher, curator, and arts advocate, known for his improvisational dance and language work, Ishmael Houston-Jones in a conversation about his collaborative work with the late artist Fred Holland. Houston-Jones and Holland met in Philadelphia in the mid-seventies and formed a strong bond. They later made performance work together in New York, notably Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders, performed at The Kitchen, which was recognized with a 1984 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Sections from Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders and Contact Duet will be shown.
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Wed, Oct 11
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Dance talk and performance: Ishmael Houston-Jones and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Thu, Oct 19
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard.Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.”Cornelius Eady, the highly-regarded and influential poet, will open the program with comments on the two books.
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Sun, Oct 29
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
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Moving into Writing considers approaches to the written word as response to, collaboration with, and documentation of dance and performance. What can writers and dancers learn from each other? What role do writers play within local, national, and international dance ecosystems? Invited participants include Maura Donohue, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, and Tara Sheena.
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Wed, Nov 8
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Discussions, November 08, 2017, 11/08/2017, Moving Into Writing: What can writers and dancers learn from each other?
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Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard.Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.”Introduction by Phillis Levin.
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Tue, Nov 28
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2017, 11/28/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
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Artist David Thomson, in discussion with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work in Poet/theater artist and musician Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current performance research project, he his own mythical beast. Examining the unique structures of engagement and research used by each artist to investigate the ongoing questions, mythologies and contradictions of identity, citizenship, race, aesthetic neutrality and humanity in American culture.
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Wed, Dec 6
6:30 pm

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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Dance and discussion: David Thomson and Okwui Okpokwasili
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