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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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There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations requested
Conferences, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?
Talk |
In commemoration of the Holocaust, this is a free talk by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, 13th Annual Holocaust Commemoration
Lecture |
Julius Caesar is often thought of as a “masculine” play that foregrounds the business of politics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, What Portia Knew
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Forum |
Come see the best student research in the areas of environmental science, environmental biology, environmental ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Forums, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Environmental Science Senior Theses
Lecture |
A lecture by Cecilia Menjivar, the Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Legal Violence: Consequences of Immigration Regime for Immigrants' Lives
Lecture |
Based on fieldwork among Catholic Latin American migrants (mostly women caregivers)
 and religious ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion and Gender
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Douglas Rushkoff is the Carl Sagan of the digital cosmos—the lucid, deeply human navigator of the bewildering ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation; RSVP required by April 23
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Media Expert, Graphic Novelist and Documentarian
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Join Marie Warsh, Director of Preservation Planning, for a talk on how Central Park was specifically ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Women, Children and Play in Central Park
Discussion |
How many histories do you need to know in order to write exciting criticism of art at the axis of dance ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Who Can Write About Performance Art?
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Join Marie Warsh for a talk on how the Park was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of children ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Women, Children, and Play in the Park
Talk |
A presentation by Jim Mackin. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, The Battle of Harlem Heights
Gallery Talk |
Guggenheim educator and art historian Georgia Krantz specializes in descriptive and multi-sensory programs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Sensory Tour of the Exhibit Several Circles
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“The Flamethrowers,” Rachel Kushner’s second novel, was released from Scribner in spring 2013. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Author Talk: Rachel Kushner
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J.D. McClatchy is an American poet and literary critic. He is editor of the Yale Review and a professor ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Author Talk: J.D. McClatchy
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The Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Michael Carasik discusses his book The Bible's Many Voices
Conference |
A conference with Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Culture and Everyday Life in North Korea
Colloquium |
Featuring: David Meghnagi (University of Rome 3) on Mordechai HaCohen: Rabbi and Ethnographer. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Colloquiums, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, The Jews of Libya Between the 19th Century and the Colonial Era
Conference |
There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations requested
Conferences, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?
Gallery Talk |
Exhibition curators Alison Coplan, Heidi Hirschl and Kathleen Langjahr lead an exhibition tour of the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Curator's Tour of Hyper-Resemblances
Forum |
Perhaps more than any other object, software structures our everyday engagement with digital media technologies. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Forums, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Software Studies Retrospective
Lecture |
Featuring Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri and students of the Opera Young Artists Program. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Opera Conversations: A Lecture with Live Musical Examples
Lecture |
Speaker: Lucianne Walkowicz (Princeton post-doc) This is a FREE lecture followed by guided ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, The Exoplanet Revolution - Plus Stargazing
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A conference conceived by physicians and educators, this important event spotlights the complex interactions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Conferences, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Realizing Rights for Women and Girls: Creating a Healthier World
Symposium |
During the past decade and a half, New York has seemed a unique laboratory for paradigmatic shifts in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, The New Existentialism
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Structure, form, and content. Space, time, and energy. The essential elements of a choreographer’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Lectures, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Revealing Process: A Lecture and Demonstration by Twyla Tharp, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Choreographer
Gallery Talk |
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour led by a museum educator. Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Gallery Tour: Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series
Gallery Talk |
Many of New York's grandest interior spaces of the early 20th century feature elegant structural tile ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Pay-what-you-can-admission policy; reservations required
Gallery Talks, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Palaces for the People Gallery Tour
Discussion |
What is the state of art criticism in Europe? How should we talk about art criticism in a local geo-cultural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Walking in the Air: Art Criticism in Europe

Free; registration required
Lectures, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Design at the Edge: Bill Buxton
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture draws the audience into beautiful world of unfolding city seasons as the author ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Marie Viljoen discusses her book 66 Square Feet: A Delicious Life
Gallery Talk |
Jonathan Monk speaks on Alighiero e Boetti. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $3 students/seniors; advance purchase recommended
Gallery Talks, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Artist Talk: Jonathan Monk
Discussion |
Jacob Riis may have died 100 years ago, but his legacy has not been forgotten, especially in light of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, How the Other Half Lives
Lecture |
Plantation landscapes have been understood by historical archaeologists to be fundamentally part of the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free; ad
Lectures, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Capitalism and Cloves: Islamic Plantations on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar
Discussion |
Join lead architects of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and scholars for a discussion of the technically challenging ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, Memory, Authenticity, Scale, Emotion: A Discussion with the Architects of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum
Lecture |
What does it mean to be an “indigenous artist” working between his/her own community and the contemporary ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, Between Savage and Civilized: Negotiating a Space for Indigenous Art in the 21st Century
Lecture |
How do we know what children 
are learning? What will stay with them throughout their lives? What counts? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, What Counts: Reimagining What Student Growth Looks Like (and Requires)
Slide Lecture |
This richly illustrated lecture explores cooperative and condominium housing in the United States from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, Matthew Gordon Lasner discusses his book High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century
Slide Lecture |
To write an essay, all you need is a story. Learn the kind of stories that get published and why. We'll ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required starting April 22 at 6pm
Slide Lectures, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, New York Writers Workshop: The Secrets of Writing Essays
Discussion |
Arbiter of taste, haute couture connoisseur, new designers talent scout, black culture advocate: André ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, The Emporer of Fashion: A Conversation with Andre Leon Talley
Slide Lecture |
An illustrated talk and book signing by film historian and documentary writer James Sanders. This revised ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Slide Lectures, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, James Sanders discusses his book Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York
Symposium |
This week's guest speaker will be artist Zoe Beloff. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

Regular: $29
Member: $0.00
Talks, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, Famous leaders talk about leadership
Talk |
Richard Ravitch has been the lieutenant governor of New York State and co-chair, with Paul Volcker, of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Author Talk: Richard Ravitch
Talk |
Unsure of how to care for your home movies, audio recordings, or other film, video or audio materials? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Personal Media
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Author Vicki A. Mack's new book, Frank A. Vanderlip: The Banker Who Changed America, is the first biography ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Frank Vanderlip and the Founding of the Fed
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Talk |
On the occasion of the publication Richard Serra: Early Work (Steidl/David Zwirner), Richard Serra is ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Artist Talk: Richard Serra
Lecture |
A lecture by João Biehl, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Lectures, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, The Right to a Nonprojected Future: Social Becomings through Law and Medicine
Slide Lecture |
Brian Dettmer is a New York-based artist known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Artist Talk: Brian Dettmer
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For most of our lives we ignore the world around us. Walking through the city, we often pay more attention ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Alexandra Horowitz  discusses her book On Looking: New York Through Fresh Eyes
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A lecture by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum curator, educator and art adviser Amy Smith-Stewart. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Curator Talk: Amy Smith-Stewart
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Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, CT and Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited her ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Artist Talk: Anoka Faruqee
Talk |
Photograph Conservator Erin Murphy will talk about the specific ways to care for personal and family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Caring for Your Home Photograph Collections
Lecture |
In establishing itself as the successor to National Socialism, West Germany faced a paradigmatic dilemma ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Citizens of Memory: Citizenship Between Holocaust Remembrance and Transnational Migration
Slide Lecture |
Suzanne Spellen, a tour guide, writer and architectural historian, gives this illustrated lecture featuring ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, The Architects and Architecture of Brooklyn, 1870-1930
Gallery Talk |
Guggenheim educator and art historian Georgia Krantz specializes in descriptive and multi-sensory programs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Sensory Tour of the Exhibit Several Circles
Lecture |
A lecture delivered by Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman. More than what we say to God, prayer is what ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, How We Pray Is Who We Are: This Is Your Life, American Jews
Discussion |
Bernard Malamud would have turned 100 on April 26. Celebrate his life and work with a panel discussion ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Bernard Malamud Tribute: Remembering a Master
Conference |
After the chaos of World War II, East Central Europe experienced the imposition of a (corroded) utopian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Utopias and Dystopias in Music and Media of East Central Europe Circum 1989
Discussion |
An international panel of museum curators discusses the challenges of public exhibitions that deal with ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Discussions, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, The Past in Public: Museums and Memory
Talk |
Speaker Clayton Eshelman’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and the National Book Award ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Talks, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Craft Talk: On Translating Césaire and Vallejo
Conference |
Graduating students present papers based on their theses alongside presentations by professional design ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Conferences, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Lingua Franca: MFA Design Criticism Conference
Discussion |
2:00–2:30 p.m. - Mark Jarman discusses the history and traditions of translation in The Hudson Review ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations suggested
Discussions, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, A Celebration of Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology
Conference |
Translation has long been approached in terms of linguistic reciprocity, equivalences, commensurability ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Crossing Worlds: Translation, Eventfulness and the Political
Talk |
A talk by Prof. Dale Cockrell (Director, Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University; ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Blood on Fire: Sex and Music in America, 1840-1917
Talk |
The week leading up to Super Bowl XVLIII brought dozens of venues and hundreds of scheduled events/activities ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, The FDNY and Super Bowl XLVIII
Discussion |
A lively give-and-take between artists and scientists. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Art and Science Panel
Conference |
The mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II is a powerful but often ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; advance registration required
Conferences, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, The Color of Citizenship: Legacies of Japanese Internment from WWII to Stop-and-Frisk
Discussion |
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is usually associated with those that live on the margins of society: ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP recommended
Discussions, May 03, 2014, 05/03/2014, Tuberculosis: Global Health and Grass Roots Action
Conference |
Translation has long been approached in terms of linguistic reciprocity, equivalences, commensurability ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 03, 2014, 05/03/2014, Crossing Worlds: Translation, Eventfulness and the Political
Lecture |
Since antiquity, the desert has captured the human imagination as an empty and extreme landscape. It ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Reforging the Pustynia: Literary Myths of the Kara-Kum Desert in the Early Soviet Era
Discussion |
Join scholar-in-residence bell hooks and Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor at the University of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Discussions, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Protecting Black Girlhood
Lecture |
Lecturer John Guy is Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He previously ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

free
Lectures, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, When Music May Not Be Enough: Songwriting, Environmentalism, and the Louisiana Oil Industry
Discussion |
India’s general elections are not only fascinating and consequential in their own right; they are also ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, A Billion Votes: Making Sense of India’s 2014 General Election
Lecture |
A lecture by Helen Walters, Ideas Editor at TED. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Lectures, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Design at the Edge: Helen Walters
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the renowned psychologist, who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, John D. Mayer discusses his book Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives
Discussion |
Trombonist and Columbia University Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Chris Washburne leads this ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Latin Jazz: A Conversation
Book Discussion |
The Black Power Mixtape: 1967–1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom struggle ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Book Discussions, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Actor Danny Glover discusses the book The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Lecture |
Speaker: Dr. Hu Yukun is a Fulbright Scholar and an Associate Professor in the Institute of Population ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Rural Women's Employment and the Chinese State: Sixty Years of Change
Lecture |
The novelist, short-story writer and poet Sylvia Townsend Warner was a bestseller in the 1920s, a controversialist ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Novelist: A Biographical Introduction
Discussion |
Join bell hooks and other leading voices in black feminism and the LGBTQ community - author Marci Blackman ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Discussions, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body
Discussion |
This is part of Studies Project, a series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Vulnerable Bodies and the Embodiment of Resistance
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Discussion on writer James Baldwin and jazz influence. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Jazz in the Body: Baldwin and His Muse
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Join Evie Shockley and Sherwin Bitsui for a lively conversation on aesthetics, the role of the contemporary ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Poets on Craft
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Gregory Zuckerman discusses his book The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
Symposium |
This week's guest speaker, Ariela Freedman, professor at Concordia College, will discuss the work of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Symposium |
This week's guest speakers are cartoonists Gabrielle Bell and Jonathan Gray. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Talk |
Michael Collier is a poet, educator, editor and also the director of the Breadloaf Writers' Conference. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Talks, May 06, 2014, 05/06/2014, Author Talk: Michael Collier
Talk |
Eve Ensler is an author and award-winning playwright. Her theatrical works include The Vagina Monologues, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 07, 2014, 05/07/2014, Books at Noon with Vagina Monologues Playwright Eve Ensler
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Join bell hooks in conversation with R&B singer Lisa Fischer (20 Feet from Stardom) and actress Kim Sykes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 07, 2014, 05/07/2014, How Do We Define Feminist Liberation? Listening to Black Female Voices
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The Jazz Shrines Dialogues series celebrates The Ubangi Club, Connie’s Inn and Clam House with this ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 07, 2014, 05/07/2014, Gender and Identity in Jazz Music
Lecture |
15CPW represents a massive paradigm shift in the lifestyle of New York’s rich and famous and is a bellwether ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 07, 2014, 05/07/2014, Michael Gross discusses his book House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address
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This lecture series invites poets to explore subjects they find meaningful to their craft and poetics. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, The Lives of the Poems
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This three-day event features keynote speakers Sara Heinämaa (University of Helsinki) and alumna Fanny ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy's 'Woman Problem'
Slide Lecture |
Few Americans associate New York City with the Civil War, but the most populated metropolitan area in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Bill Morgan discusses his book The Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City
Gallery Talk |
Guggenheim educator and art historian Georgia Krantz specializes in descriptive and multi-sensory programs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Sensory Tour of the Exhibit Several Circles
Discussion |
Anne Germanacos (author of Tribute) and Hilary Plum (author of They Dragged Them Through the Streets) ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Authors Anne Germanacos and Hilary Plum in Conversation
Talk |
Martha Stewart is founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and and Emmy Award-winning television show ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Talks, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Martha Stewart, America's Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert and Teacher
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This three-day event features keynote speakers Sara Heinämaa (University of Helsinki) and alumna Fanny ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 09, 2014, 05/09/2014, Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy's 'Woman Problem'
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Drawing on his book, Taking Penguins to the Movies: Ethnic Humor in Russia, Professor Emil Draitser gives ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required by May 7
Talks, May 09, 2014, 05/09/2014, Laughing All the Way to Freedom: Social Functions of Jewish Humor of the Modern-Day Exodus
Conference |
This three-day event features keynote speakers Sara Heinämaa (University of Helsinki) and alumna Fanny ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, May 10, 2014, 05/10/2014, Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy's 'Woman Problem'

Free; RSVP required
Discussions, May 10, 2014, 05/10/2014, Photography Show Roundtable: I see in the sea nothing except the sea. I don’t see a shore. I don’t see a dove.
Lecture |
Join Jon Miceler, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund’s Eastern Himalayas Program, for an ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; donations welcome
Lectures, May 10, 2014, 05/10/2014, Sacred Mountain, Sacred Species: Tracking the Snow Leopard in the Shadow of the Himalaya
Gallery Talk |
The first solo exhibition of Len Lye's work in an American museum explores the filmmaker’s multidimensional ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, May 11, 2014, 05/11/2014, Curator's Tour of Len Lye: Motion Sketch
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In 1974, Diane Von Furstenberg introduced a modern design classic into the American consciousness: the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 12, 2014, 05/12/2014, It's a Wrap: Diane von Furstenberg Marks 40 Years of the Wrap Dress
Book Discussion |
My Piece of Sky is a personal journey for South African-based photojournalist Mariella Furrer ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, May 13, 2014, 05/13/2014, Mariella Furrer discusses her book My Piece of Sky
Discussion |
Editors from influential avant-garde publications discuss their groundbreaking work and read from archived ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 13, 2014, 05/13/2014, Legacy of the Literary Avant-Garde
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, one of our most highly regarded historians, reveals how the beauty of butterflies ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 13, 2014, 05/13/2014, William R. Leach discusses his book Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
Discussion |
Poet and art writer Marcella Durand moderates a discussion, with artists Eric Aho, Mark Innerst, Claire ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 14, 2014, 05/14/2014, Landscape in Contemporary Art
Talk |
What are your retirement plans? Before dreaming about the life portrayed on the left, you will need to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 14, 2014, 05/14/2014, Live Long and Prosper: Planning for a Successful Retirement
Conference |
This conference will bring together social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Conferences, May 15, 2014, 05/15/2014, Thirty Years of Democracy in Latin America: Process of Change, Achievements and Challenges
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Book Discussions, May 15, 2014, 05/15/2014, Book Group: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the renowned osteopathic physician demonstrates how a wide range of symptoms, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 15, 2014, 05/15/2014, Maud Nerman discusses her book Healing Pain and Injury
Talk |
As founder of IDEO and the d.school at Stanford University, David Kelley has spent his career building ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 16, 2014, 05/16/2014, Designer Talk: David Kelley
Lecture |
At the center of writer Sylvia Townsend Warner’s emotional life was Valentine Ackland with whom she ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 16, 2014, 05/16/2014, Peter Haring Judd discusses his book The Akeing Heart: Passionate Attachments and Their Aftermath
Talk |
This event will deal with Marx Brothers’ childhood in Yorkville, with Marx-associated actors reading ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 17, 2014, 05/17/2014, The Marxes of Yorkville
Discussion |
This conversation traces the legacies of French feminism-the fierce re-imagination of writing through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation; reservations recommended
Discussions, May 17, 2014, 05/17/2014, DANSE to Diaries: French Feminisms
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture offers a road map for the urban design process — a tool that can transform ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 19, 2014, 05/19/2014, Alexandros E. Washburn discusses his book The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience
Talk |
While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Talks, May 19, 2014, 05/19/2014, What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?
Discussion |
One of the most influential Swiss writers of the 20th century, playwright, novelist and essayist Max ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Discussions, May 20, 2014, 05/20/2014, Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity
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What’s Your Secret? Where do you start? What keeps you going? And how do you know when you’re done? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 20, 2014, 05/20/2014, Mystery Writers Panel
Talk |
Moderated by Carol J. Oja in anticipation of Yefim Bronfman’s performances during The Beethoven Piano ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 20, 2014, 05/20/2014, The Pinnacle of Cycles: Pianist Yefim Bronfman on Beethoven’s Piano Concertos
Symposium |
The event builds on conversations from the Fall 2013 Weiss Lecture, “(New) Public Goods: Design, Politics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, May 21, 2014, 05/21/2014, (New) Public Goods: Labs, Publics and Practices
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the author looks at some famous paradoxes, such as the liar (which arises ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 21, 2014, 05/21/2014, Margaret Cuonzo discusses her book Trouble in Paradox: On Solutions and Their Puzzles
Discussion |
Life after college, whether it means dealing with your first job or apartment or attending your former ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 21, 2014, 05/21/2014, Twentysomething Tales
Lecture |
The political crisis of the 1930’s and the Spanish Civil War inspired great works of literature by ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 22, 2014, 05/22/2014, Sylvia Townsend Warner's Summer Will Show: A Spectre Haunting Europe
Gallery Talk |
Writer, editor and curator Wystan Curnow examines the New York experience of the New Zealand-born artist ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, May 22, 2014, 05/22/2014, A Lecture on New Zealand-Born Artist Len Lye
Lecture |
In this talk, the author seeks to question the "paperless society" we hear so much about as imminent, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 22, 2014, 05/22/2014, Nicholas Basbanes discusses his book On Paper: The Everything of its Two Thousand-Year History
Discussion |
Join the stars of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia to discuss their U.S. Premiere of the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 27, 2014, 05/27/2014, Russian actors discuss the US premiere of Eugene Onegin
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the author outlines 10 simple ways one can change one’s cravings and start ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 27, 2014, 05/27/2014, Pooja Mottl discusses her book The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings for Healthy Foods in Three Easy, Empowering Days
Talk |
Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of Talmudic texts. In this ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, May 27, 2014, 05/27/2014, Ruth Calderon discusses her book A Bride for One Night: Talmudic Tales
Discussion |
Artist Fred Tomaselli discusses his striking new book with author Lawrence Weschler. They explore the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 28, 2014, 05/28/2014, Artist Fred Tomaselli discusses his book The Times
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In the 1950s and 60s, the Five Spot Café (in two locations on Cooper Square) was a major nexus, not ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Discussions, May 28, 2014, 05/28/2014, The Shape of Jazz to Come: Downtown Jazz in 1959 and Now
Lecture |
Sylvia Townsend Warner was a wide­ranging writer, a novelist and poet who is perhaps best known for ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, May 29, 2014, 05/29/2014, The Discerning Reader: Sylvia Townsend Warner the Essayist
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The O’Neill Center in Waterford, CT was created at the dawn of the regional theater movement to support ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, May 29, 2014, 05/29/2014, 50 Years Later: The O'Neill Developmental Path to Theater Production
Slide Lecture |
As part of Marxfest, a month-long celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the nicknaming of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, May 29, 2014, 05/29/2014, We're All Mad Here: The Marx Brothers in Context
Discussion |
A candid conversation about the issues that divide and unite Jews and Muslims. This panel discussion ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, June 10, 2014, 06/10/2014, Sons of Abraham: A Conversation
Slide Lecture |
When gays resisted police oppression at the Stonewall Inn on June 27, 1969, they were launching a sexual ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, June 18, 2014, 06/18/2014, Whatever Happened to the Gay Revolution?
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