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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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77 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!

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Open Studios is LMCC’s Public Engagement Initiative that connects audiences to artists. LMCC encourages audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage with creative work and the individuals who make it, on a personal level, leading to a deeper appreciation for the process of creativity and an understanding of the role artists play in their communities.
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Sat, Jun 25
1:30 pm

Free
Talks, June 25, 2016, 06/25/2016, Artist Talk: Eiko Otake
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Maestro Francesco Santoro, art history scholar and world-renowned visual artist, will present the first of four public lectures and discussions (in Italian with simultaneous English translation) on the masters of modern art.
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Sat, Jun 25
2:00 pm

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Lectures, June 25, 2016, 06/25/2016, Masters of Modern Art: Van Gogh
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Open Studios is LMCC’s Public Engagement Initiative that connects audiences to artists. LMCC encourages audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage with creative work and the individuals who make it, on a personal level, leading to a deeper appreciation for the process of creativity and an understanding of the role artists play in their communities.
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Sat, Jun 25
2:30 pm

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Talks, June 25, 2016, 06/25/2016, Artist Talk: Kaneza Schaal
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99 percent of the meat, eggs, and dairy products consumed in the US are produced on factory farms with devastating repercussions on sentient non-human animals, poor and marginalized people, the planet, and public health. Animal agriculture corporations and their lobbyists have successfully kept the horrors of factory farming hidden from the public. Today they’ll look at a reality that most of us try not to think about. Speaker Amy Halpern-Laff is a consultant to progressive nonprofits, candidates, and schools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 26
11:00 am

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Discussions, June 26, 2016, 06/26/2016, The Devastating Impact of Factory Farming
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Arlene Schulman, curator for Uptown, Inside and Out: 22 Artists, 22 Views, and other uptown artists talk about their work. As part of the program there will be a screening of the film "We are Inwood".This event is part of the 2016 Uptown Art Stroll.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 26
2:00 pm

Free
Talks, June 26, 2016, 06/26/2016, Artists Talk and Film Screening We are Inwood
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Farewell to Manzanar is a memoir published in 1973 by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston.[1][2] The book describes the experiences of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family before, during and following their imprisonment at the Manzanar concentration camp due to the United States government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jun 27
4:30 pm

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Book Discussions, June 27, 2016, 06/27/2016, Book Club: Farewell to Manzanar by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
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A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Jun 27
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, June 27, 2016, 06/27/2016, League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
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After five years of service at the Schomburg, Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad will begin a tenured position as Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and joins the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study as the Suzanne Young Murray Professor. Join us as we reflect upon the work of the Schomburg and its future at this special farewell program and reception, highlighted by an in-depth conversation between Dr. Muhammad and legendary panelist Bill Moyers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Jun 27
6:30 pm

Free
Talks, June 27, 2016, 06/27/2016, Library director Khalil Gibran Muhammad interviewed by Bill Moyers
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Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate, the author of four other books, and a Pulitzer Prize–winning former reporter for The Boston Globe. This illustrated lecture probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House, to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and (more often than people know) fighting—these wars for decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jun 27
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, June 27, 2016, 06/27/2016, Fred Kaplan, Pulitzer-winning reporter, discusses his book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Herman Melville. Facilitated by journalist and magazine editor Mark Beauregard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 28
12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Book Club: Moby Dick
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Discuss the book by Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren.
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Tue, Jun 28
3:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Book Club: A Fighting Chance
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This is one graduation speech that you can't afford to miss! Learn the top 10 things you need to know about managing your finances as you enter the "real world". Topics covered include budgeting, managing student loan debt, credit basics, and much more. First come, first seated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 28
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Financial Future for Graduates
Book Discussion |
Book Club discusses the bestseller.
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Tue, Jun 28
6:15 pm

Free
Book Discussions, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Book Club: Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Slide Lecture |
The history of the gay liberation has often been narrated as a story of political progress and sexual freedom, but this illustrated lecture uncovers how the 1970s engendered a literary, cultural, and religious awakening for LGBT people. The talk explores the creation of a LGBT church in New Orleans that was the victim of an arson attack in 1973, making it the largest massacre of gay people in U.S. history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 28
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Jim Downs reads from his book Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation
Tue, Jun 28
7:30 pm

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Discussions, June 28, 2016, 06/28/2016, Music idol talks about his life
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Hosted by Environmental Journalist and Environmental Fiction Writer Nathaniel Rich, Odds Against Tomorrow. With Lydia Millet, Mermaids in Paradise, Sweet Lamb of Heaven. Is it truth or is it fiction? Environmentally conscious writers with novels on natural disasters, ecological collapse, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 29
12:30 pm

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Discussions, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Cli-Fi Panel: Climate Change Fiction
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Do you feel you shouldn’t have to sell yourself? Are you uncomfortable around people who are talking about their accomplishments? Do you find yourself looking for ways to get out of conversations rather than into them? In managing our careers we have to be regularly in touch with people who we don’t know well and whose good opinion we need. This puts us in the awkward position of talking to and potentially wanting favors from people we are not yet friendly with. ,br> Coach Win Sheffield discusses ways to move ahead in the face of shyness and reluctance to talk to strangers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 29
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Career Management for Introverts
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The large scaled drawings of ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Nigeria) are part of an ongoing, non-linear narrative called aliens, hybrids and ghosts that explore space, play and reveal cultural hybridity. "This isn't social science, it's magic-realism and the power of drawing to invent worlds for ourselves. I'm a story-teller, not an advocate" she says. ruby onyinyechi amanze is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Queens Museum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 29
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Artist Talk: ruby onyinyechi amanze
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by J. Maarten Troost.
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Wed, Jun 29
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Book Club: The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
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Discuss the book by Jean Philippe Blondel.
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Wed, Jun 29
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Book Club: Discussing The 6:41 to Paris
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This illustrated lecture features the history of activists’ passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 29
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, June 29, 2016, 06/29/2016, Leslie Gabel-Brett and Kevin Cathcart discuss their book Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America
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Violinist Allison McNeal presents “The Violin: Decoded”, an in-depth look at the mechanics of the instrument and its many capabilities, as revealed through the works of its most celebrated composers.
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Thu, Jun 30
1:30 pm

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Lectures, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, Lecture/Performance: The Violin Decoded
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What would internationally acclaimed concert pianist Emanuel Ax listen to while taking a relaxing walk through Central Park? What’s on his dinner party playlist? What recording changed his life? What’s his favorite Mozart moment? Get to know one of the music world’s most thoughtful and admired artists through the recordings he loves. Join us for a conversation with Emanuel Ax, and listen to the recordings that have influenced and inspired him throughout his career, including rarely heard historic performances found in the Library’s vast recorded sound archive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 30
6:00 pm

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Talks, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, Pianist Emanuel Ax’s Listen List
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Our business and our personal lives are marked by a stream of decisions. Some are small. Some are large. Some are life-altering or strategic. Few things are as valuable in business, and in life, as the ability to make good decisions. Can you imagine how much more rewarding your life and your business would be if every decision you made were the best it could be? Dr. Carl Spetzler is a leader in the field of decision science and has worked with organizations across industries to improve their decision-making capabilities. He co-authored Decision Quality: Value Creation for Better Business Decisions and he will show you how to frame a problem or opportunity, create a set of attractive alternatives, identify relevant uncertain information, clarify the values that are important in the decision, apply tools of analysis, and develop buy-in among stakeholders. His straightforward approach is elegantly simple, yet practical and powerful – and it can be applied to all types of decisions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 30
6:00 pm

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Talks, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, Make Great Decisions. Embrace Uncertainty.
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This illustrated lecture features videos of George Gershwin and his brother, Ira, who wrote lyrics and classic songs for numerous Broadway shows and films. The life of George Gershwin and singers Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Cliff Edwards, Al Jolson, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire are higlighted. They will be singing such memorable songs as "Swanee," "Somebody Loves Me," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Someone to Watch over Me," "S'Wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." With: Mel Haber
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Thu, Jun 30
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, The Music of George Gershwin
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The director of Czech Tourism USA and Canada Jiří Dužár discusses how to follow in the footsteps of your favorite movie characters by exploring the Czech Republic locations known from the silver screen.
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Thu, Jun 30
7:00 pm

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Talks, June 30, 2016, 06/30/2016, Movie-Induced Tourism in the Czech Republic
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by George R.R. Martin.
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Tue, Jul 5
12:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 05, 2016, 07/05/2016, Book Club: Game of Thrones
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Discussions on current events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jul 5
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, July 05, 2016, 07/05/2016, Wisdom and World Affairs
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture is a true-crime New York-based historical thriller featuring a colorful cast of turn-of-the-century figures--Tammany bosses, progressive do-gooders, and all the purveyors of vice and corruption.
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Tue, Jul 5
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 05, 2016, 07/05/2016, Daniel Czitrom discusses his book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Era
Book Discussion |
Discussion of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 6
3:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 06, 2016, 07/06/2016, Book Discussion Group
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This illustrated lecture  tells the true life story of how the author's great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII.
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Wed, Jul 6
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 06, 2016, 07/06/2016, Walter Shapiro discusses his book Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer
Book Discussion |
This month: Faust by Goethe.
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Wed, Jul 6
7:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 06, 2016, 07/06/2016, Great Books Discussion Group
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This illustrated lecture offers  a fresh and healthful take on traditional Jewish meals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 7
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 07, 2016, 07/07/2016, Jennifer Robins discusses her book The New Yiddish Kitchen: Grain- and Gluten-Free Jewish Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day
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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 "Summer in the City."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 8
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 08, 2016, 07/08/2016, Open Book Night
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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Sat, Jul 9
10:30 am

Free
Book Discussions, July 09, 2016, 07/09/2016, Book Club: Americanah
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This course will explore the contentious and unequal relationship between the US and Latin America. Using primary source documents and visual documentaries, students will have historically guided conversations about significant policies and events such as the Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, Central American and Caribbean interventions, the Cold War, the Cuban revolution, and south-north migration. Led by Cecilia Salvatierra, history lecturer at LaGuardia Community College
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Sat, Jul 9
12:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 09, 2016, 07/09/2016, History: Introduction to U.S.- Latin American Relations
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Maestro Francesco Santoro, art history scholar and world-renowned visual artist, will present one of four public lectures and discussions (in Italian with simultaneous English translation) on the masters of modern art: Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin and De Chirico.Santoro will focus on the life and work of these artists who broke with traditions in response to changes in the world around them. Santoro in his lectures highlights, through space-time connections and documentary evidence, that what they tried after the breakup with traditional painting, was to make art survive through the research of a new language. They were infected by "the willingness to remake the world." They wanted to analyze systematically the phenomenon of “perception,” creating a Science of Art. They wanted to show that what matters in the artwork is knowledge; they wanted to communicate that the project of an artwork is already a work of art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 9
2:00 pm

Free
Lectures, July 09, 2016, 07/09/2016, Masters of Modern Art: Picasso
Book Discussion |
Books: Moliere's The Countess of Escarbangnas and Chekov's The Proposal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 9
2:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 09, 2016, 07/09/2016, The Classic Literature Reading Group
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In celebration of her recent New York gallery debut and monograph publication, artist Meghan Keane and monograph contributors bring audiences a roundtable conversation on the capacity for art to remain expressive, to expand the subjecthood of the canon, and to move the needle on the burning social issues of our times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 9
2:30 pm

Free
Talks, July 09, 2016, 07/09/2016, Artist Talk: Meghan Keane
Book Discussion |
Discuss The Widow by Fiona Barton.
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Mon, Jul 11
4:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 11, 2016, 07/11/2016, Mustery Mondays Book Group
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This illustrated lecture surveys the progeny of dictators. Some were loyalists who admired their father. Some actually succeed as dictator. A few were critics, even defectors. What they have in common is the prison house of tainted privilege and the legacy of dubious deference.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 11
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 11, 2016, 07/11/2016, Jay Nordlinger discusses his book Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Tue, Jul 12
12:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 12, 2016, 07/12/2016, BookClub: This Side of Paradise
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Do you love plays? Do you enjoy reading aloud? This play reading group meets once a month and participants take turns to read aloud from the selected play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jul 12
5:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 12, 2016, 07/12/2016, Play Reading: King Lear by Shakespeare
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Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, how have contemporary artists from Eastern Europe borne witness to the slow but steady disappearance of communism from everyday life? In its wake, what vestiges of this ideology were left behind? How do artists mediate these traces of their communist pasts by returning to this often-fraught history in artworks that then circulate as commodities on the global art market? Ksenia Nouril will address the historical turn in the recent work of Olga Chernysheva and Deimantas Narkevičius, who are based in Moscow, Russia and Vilnius, Lithuania, respectively. Chernysheva and Narkevičius came of age in the Soviet Union during the 1980s, a period known as perestroika or reconstruction, when political, social, and economic reforms aimed to bolster the failing project of communism after years of stagnation. Thus, in their formative years as artists, they experienced the disintegration of Soviet society. Today, through their patient but in no way passive observation of their surroundings, they capture the byproducts of communism still visibly and physically entrenched in the volatile and fragile post-Soviet socio-political ecosystem.Nouril's talk draws upon the writings of Svetlana Boym, Paul Ricoeur, and others, contextualizing contemporary Eastern European art with a larger discourse of studies on history, memory, and trauma. Olga Chernysheva (b. 1962) lives and works in Moscow. She was trained in animation at the Russian State University of Cinematography in Moscow and also studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Chernysheva represented Russia in the 2001 Venice Biennale and has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at BAK, Utrecht and Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany. She has participated in numerous prominent group exhibitions and international biennials. More recently, her work was included in the exhibition All the Worlds' Futures in the Arsenale at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), curated by Okwui Enwezor. In October 2016, she will have an exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York.  Deimantas Narkevičius (b. 1964) lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied sculpture at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and was a resident at the Delfina Foundation in London from 1992 to 1993. He is one of the most consistent and widely recognized Lithuanian artists on the international art scene. He represented Lithuania at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001, exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale Utopia Station in 2003, and in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His work is in more than two dozen private and public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London, and the French National Collection. Ksenia Nouril is a Brooklyn-based art historian and curator. She is a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she researches and plans programming related to Central and Eastern European art. A PhD candidate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, she is writing her dissertation on contemporary Eastern European artists whose practices address the legacies of socialism. Her research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate School-New Brunswick, and the Avenir Foundation. Previously, she worked as a Dodge Fellow at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ, where she organized Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection, an exhibition examining unofficial Soviet art during the Cold War. She has published in The Calvert Journal, Art Margins Online, and Inside/Out. She is an editor of and contributor to post: notes on modern and contemporary art, MoMA’s online platform for digital publishing and collaborative research on art from around the globe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jul 12
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, July 12, 2016, 07/12/2016, Tracing the AfterlivesCommunism in Contemporary Art from Eastern Europe
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Enjoy listening to a rarely heard interviews, lectures, and performances from the treasure trove of the recently processed sound recordings from the Merce Cunningham Collection. Cage and Cunningham aquaintances and experts will guide the listening experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jul 12
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, July 12, 2016, 07/12/2016, Cage Encounters: From the Merce Cunningham Sound Archive
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.
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Wed, Jul 13
5:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 13, 2016, 07/13/2016, Book Discussion Group
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Tanwi Nandini Islam.
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Wed, Jul 13
5:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, July 13, 2016, 07/13/2016, Book Club: Bright Lines
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture reveals how images shape our lives, how to harness their power for good, and why they matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 13
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 13, 2016, 07/13/2016, Nicholas D. Mirzoeff discusses his book How to See the World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and More
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This illustrated lecture provides indispensable advice about visiting Provence, France, famous for its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and flavorful foods and wines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 14
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 14, 2016, 07/14/2016, Marjorie R. Williams discusses his book How to See the World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, and MoreMarkets of Provence: Food, Antiques, Crafts, and More
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This course will explore the contentious and unequal relationship between the US and Latin America. Using primary source documents and visual documentaries, students will have historically guided conversations about significant policies and events such as the Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, Central American and Caribbean interventions, the Cold War, the Cuban revolution, and south-north migration. Led by Cecilia Salvatierra, history lecturer at LaGuardia Community College
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Sat, Jul 16
12:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, July 16, 2016, 07/16/2016, History: Introduction to U.S.- Latin American Relations
Lecture |
Maestro Francesco Santoro, art history scholar and world-renowned visual artist, will present one of four public lectures and discussions (in Italian with simultaneous English translation) on the masters of modern art: Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin and De Chirico.Santoro will focus on the life and work of these artists who broke with traditions in response to changes in the world around them. Santoro in his lectures highlights, through space-time connections and documentary evidence, that what they tried after the breakup with traditional painting, was to make art survive through the research of a new language. They were infected by "the willingness to remake the world." They wanted to analyze systematically the phenomenon of “perception,” creating a Science of Art. They wanted to show that what matters in the artwork is knowledge; they wanted to communicate that the project of an artwork is already a work of art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 16
2:00 pm

Free
Lectures, July 16, 2016, 07/16/2016, Masters of Modern Art: Giorgio de Chirico
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Visitors to the event will be able to choose from a diverse array of topics for discussion at cafe tables seating from 6-15 people, to share experiences, thoughts, insights, and ideas. Some topics last year shared among the 300+ participants were: "What Makes NYC Great" or "Can We Be Good Without God?" or "Do We Make Our Own Luck?". Visitors can also announce topics on-the-spot and solicit discussants. This outdoor event is weather contingent:
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 16
3:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, July 16, 2016, 07/16/2016, 3rd Annual International Conversation Day
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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

to 7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, July 18, 2016, 07/18/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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In 1858, Walt Whitman published under a pseudonym a series of articles comprising a book-length manifesto, "Manly Health and Training," which appeared serially in The New York Atlas, on diet, exercise, and the future of American health. The series came out at a critical juncture in US history, and this newly rediscovered series encapsulates many of the great debates that helped define the health sciences, then and now. It also offers a rare glimpse into a "lost" year in the life of Walt Whitman.  Whitman's authorship of the series was uncovered by Zachary Turpin,  a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Houston, and his talk will explore his recovery of the series, and its place in Whitman's life's work. It will be followed by a discussion with Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of the Berg Collection, followed by Q&A with the audience.
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Mon, Jul 18
6:00 pm

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Lectures, July 18, 2016, 07/18/2016, Up!: Manhood, Democratic Medicine, and Walt Whitman's Secret Health Writings
Slide Lecture |
In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most important of the singers was Shmerke Kaczerginski, a partisan and poet and the collector and an actress, Diana Blumenfeld.Dr. Isaacs will play cuts of the original songs, sung by men, women and children, mainly in Yiddish, but also Russian and Hebrew. Collectively, this body of song constitutes a haunting testimony to survivors’ resilience, courage and humor.
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Mon, Jul 18
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 18, 2016, 07/18/2016, Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by George R.R. Martin.
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Tue, Jul 19
12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, July 19, 2016, 07/19/2016, Book Club: Game of Thrones
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Discuss the book by Emma Straub.
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Tue, Jul 19
5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, July 19, 2016, 07/19/2016, Book Club: Modern Lovers
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This illustrated lecture reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet.
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Tue, Jul 19
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 19, 2016, 07/19/2016, Virginia Heffernan discusses her book Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
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How will today's sharing movement affect the way we work, move, build, and produce new ideas and knowledge? Participants will discuss this contemporary and ubiquitous movement, one that is increasingly influencing the exchange of goods, data, images, services, and spaces of residence and work. The discussion brings together leading practitioners and scholars embedded within the movement to explore its spatial, social, public, and private consequences, many of which are changing the future of urban life.
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Tue, Jul 19
7:00 pm

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Discussions, July 19, 2016, 07/19/2016, In Our Time - The Sharing Movement
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This illustrated lecture explores the little-known history of America’s clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Wed, Jul 20
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 20, 2016, 07/20/2016, Marc Wortman discusses his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War
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 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.
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Thu, Jul 21
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, July 21, 2016, 07/21/2016, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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This illustrated lecture and lively interactive workshop explores techniques forremembering sequential information (e.g., lists, speeches) plus names and faces. 
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Thu, Jul 21
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 21, 2016, 07/21/2016, Brent Sverdloff discusses his book Flex Your Memory to Master Names and Faces
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This course will explore the contentious and unequal relationship between the US and Latin America. Using primary source documents and visual documentaries, students will have historically guided conversations about significant policies and events such as the Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, Central American and Caribbean interventions, the Cold War, the Cuban revolution, and south-north migration. Led by Cecilia Salvatierra, history lecturer at LaGuardia Community College
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Sat, Jul 23
12:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 23, 2016, 07/23/2016, History: Introduction to U.S.- Latin American Relations
Talk |
A talk on the horror genre in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Professor/Author Adam Lowenstein.
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Mon, Jul 25
12:30 pm

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Talks, July 25, 2016, 07/25/2016, Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film
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A discussion on the craft of short stories and the influence Chekhov has had over the art of story-writing. Facilitated by Deborah Treisman.
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Tue, Jul 26
12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Book Club: About Love and Other Stories
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Discuss the book by Maya Angelou.
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Tue, Jul 26
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Book Club: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Discussions on current events.
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Tue, Jul 26
6:00 pm

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Discussions, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Wisdom and World Affairs
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A discussion of the book by Roxanne Gay . A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation.
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Wed, Jul 27
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Book Club: Bad Feminist
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Discuss the book by Dan-El Padilla Peralta. Please come prepared.
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Thu, Jul 28
5:45 pm

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Book Discussions, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Book Club: Undocumented
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This illustrated lecture explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences.
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Thu, Jul 28
6:30 pm

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Slide Lectures, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Carlos A. Ball discusses his book After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights
Talk |
Artist Basia Goszczynska and a special guest converse about the artist's site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Rainbow Credits, ecology, material culture and her other projects.  
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Sat, Jul 30
2:30 pm

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Talks, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Artist Talk: Basia Goszczynska
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Created from a percussion workshop over 15 years ago, Monobloco has become one of the most renowned percussion-based ensembles in Brazil, attracting over 1.5 million people during Rio’s annual Carnaval. The group is recognized for both its musical innovations and its ingenious entrepreneurial model, which have increased the popularity of samba and other regional Brazilian rhythms while helping to spark a renaissance of Rio’s street Carnaval.,br> Philip Galinsky, founder and director of the performance company, Samba New York!, and a Brazilian music expert, will lead the conversation with Leo Morel, author of the acclaimed “Monobloco: a Biography” (2015), and Celso Alvim, one of Monobloco’s founders and directors. The discussion will cover the pioneering history of Monobloco and the emerging business of street Carnaval in Brazil. It will explore the relationship of the “old” and the “new,” samba schools and the contemporary bloco movement, as well as the role of cultural entrepreneurship in promoting traditional Brazilian music. The conversation will start with a drum demonstration by the panel members showcasing the rich rhythmic diversity of Brazil.
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Sat, Aug 6
4:00 pm

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Discussions, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Pre-Show Panel: Entrepreneurial Carnaval and Its Impact on Brazilian Culture
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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, Aug 15
6:00 pm

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Lectures, August 15, 2016, 08/15/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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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, Sep 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 19, 2016, 09/19/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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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, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 17, 2016, 10/17/2016, Astrology: guidance to wellness
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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, 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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