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Wed, 02/08/2023 - and on... New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (February 8, 2023) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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Discussion | Cultivating Food Security in Ukraine: A Local and Global Perspective


A panel discussion with experts about the impact of war in Ukraine on agro-food systems. While policy-makers, industry specialists, and scholars have been tracking trends in global and regional markets, less is known about the rapidly-changing situation in Ukraine's agro-food economy that will have far-reaching effects on food security worldwide. The panelists will bring a grounded perspective on challenges that farmers face as they prepare for next year’s harvest; solidarity economies; changes in agricultural production and distribution patterns; the energy-food nexus; new policies and governmental support schemes as well as the issues surrounding the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Panelists include Vitalii Dankevych (International Economic Relations and European Integration, Polissia National University, Ukraine), Natalia Mamonova (Institute for Rural and Regional Research, Norway), and Susanne Wengle (Political Science, University of Notre Dame). The panel will be moderated by Diana Mincyte (Sociology, City University of New York-City Tech) and Renata Blumberg (Nutrition and Food Studies, Montclair State University).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Cultivating Food Security in Ukraine: A Local and Global Perspective

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Sennacherib: Father of His People (online)


A fascinating talk given by internationally renown expert on Assyrian art and culture Dr. Julian Reade. Over 2700 years ago, Sennacherib, King of Assyria, was making Nineveh, his capital-city, the center of the world. His imaginative projects -- represented by canals and monuments still visible in northern Iraq -- offered freedom from the perils of drought, famine, and other insecurities. They depended in part, however, on forced labour, the antithesis of freedom. This online talk given by internationally renown expert on Assyrian art and culture Dr. Julian Reade is presented in collaboration with the St. Petersburg Celebration of the Arts. The former British Museum curator in the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities examines how Sennacherib transformed an ancient civilization.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic


A chronicle of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Directed by Richard Tanne. With Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 Min.
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Film | CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamstress, an impoverished playwright and their star-crossed romance. Dir: King Vidor. With Lillian Gish and John Gilbert Silent film. 101 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera

Lecture | Class Traitors: One Percenters for Radical Redistribution


Most rich people don’t seem to have a problem with massive economic inequality, justifying their wealth with reference to their hard work and moral character. But some wealthy people don’t buy these justifications, because they recognize that they have had "unearned" advantages, and see themselves as beneficiaries of an unfair and unjust system. They want to use their social advantages—money, connections, and influence—to dismantle those same advantages and the social conditions that produce them. Though they are relatively few in number, these “class traitors” merit study because—like white antiracists working against white supremacy, but unlike most social movement actors—they are challenging systems that have benefitted them. Based on over 100 interviews with these rich redistributors and their non-wealthy movement partners, as well as ethnographic fieldwork among them, Class Traitors investigates this process of using power to give up power. In so doing, I argue, these wealthy confront deeply taken-for-granted cultural narratives about accumulation as the basis for worthy personhood and parenthood. In partnership with non-wealthy activists, they offer a vision of the common good that re-conceptualizes their own self-interest and challenges dominant ideas of who deserves what and why. Refreshments will be served. Speaker: Rachel Sherman, Professor of Sociology
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Class Traitors: One Percenters for Radical Redistribution

Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Rapid Rise in U.S. Interest Rates (online)


Congress mandates the U.S. Federal Reserve to achieve conditions that satisfy their dual mandate of price (inflation) stability and maximum employment. The primary tool employed by the Fed to accomplish this challenging goal is adjustments to the Fed Funds Rate in response to what's happening in the economy. To combat the recently raging U.S. inflation rate, which is currently at a 40-year high, the Fed has been employing a very aggressive strategy of increasing the Fed Funds Rate to slow down economic activity and bring inflation back in line with historical averages. The magnitude and pace of these rate increases haven't been seen since the 1990s and are having a significant effect on all aspects of the U.S. economy, both the private and public sectors. Banks must carefully manage the impact of rate hikes on the market, credit, and liquidity risks arising from assets and liabilities on their balance sheets. Meanwhile, consumers feel the effects of skyrocketing borrowing costs on their credit card and home mortgage payments. Mortgage rates recently hit a 20-year high, negatively impacting home affordability. On the other hand, higher interest rates also present unique opportunities for financial institutions and consumers who now earn very high yields on deposits and other assets after many years of meager rates. This panel of experts from a cross-section of U.S. banks and broker-dealers will discuss the positive and negative impacts of this unique and volatile interest rate environment on financial institutions and consumers and provide their outlook for 2023. Moderator: Michael Leibrock, Managing Director - Chief Systemic Risk Officer and Head of Counterparty Credit Risk, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Panelists: Anna Bertoni, Senior Director - Consumer Credit Review, Capital One Evan Gerhard, President, ASL Capital Markets Arthur Laichtman, M.D. Regional Head of Credit, Nomura Securities Louis Latona, Senior Portfolio Manager - Treasury, Standard Chartered Bank
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 8
5:00 pm

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Discussions, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, The Rapid Rise in U.S. Interest Rates (online)

Lecture | Learn About A Historic NYC Neighborhood


Stories of our Upper West Side neighborhood and of the thrills of chasing them down, along with an introduction to the neighborhood history collection and tips for your own research.
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Opening Reception | Bernadette Corporation: Traversing Film, Literature, Fashion and Art


Known for traversing film, literature, fashion, and art, in a mode precluding stable or individualized identity, the artists collective known as Bernadette Corporation has developed its own rules and contexts for producing and circulating content. Its latest exhibition is an exercise in improvisation, around topics such as the quick erasure of financial value, erasure in general, forgetting, the forging and forgery of memory, and foreseeing the future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History


Author Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was almost impossible to visit, almost impossible to leave. It was a place of queuing and scarcity, of political executions and secret police. To Lea, it was home. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. There was community and hope. Then, in December 1990, everything changed. The statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote freely, wear what they liked and worship as they wished. There was no longer anything to fear from prying ears. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy on crowded ships, only to be sent back. Predatory pyramid schemes eventually bankrupted the country, leading to violent conflict. As one generation's aspirations became another's disillusionment, and as her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant. Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history. Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an Honorary Professor in Philosophy at the Australian National University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History

Book Discussion | Lune: Croissants All Day, All Night


A conversation with Kate Reid celebrating the debut cookbook from Lune, the world-renowned croissant bakery in Australia. Lune Croissanterie is one of the most talked about bakeries in the world. From rave reviews from Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, René Redzepi and Rachel Khoo, to features in news outlets such as The New York Times and The Guardian, Lune has been touted as 'the best croissant in the world' since it opened its doors in 2012. Customers are queuing quite literally around the block from the early hours to eat Lune's pastries, but what makes this book so special is how Kate Reid elevates croissant pastry from a classic breakfast staple to a refined vehicle for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With step-by-step techniques for rolling and shaping croissants, followed by recipes for every hour of the day, plus what to do with leftovers and how to make a croissant a special occasion, this is the ultimate guide to baking the world's best-loved pastry. Kate Reid wasn’t always a baker—far from it, in fact. After studying Aerospace Engineering at university, she followed her lifelong passion for Formula 1 racing and became an aerodynamicist for the Williams F1 team in the UK in the mid-2000s. In 2008, though, she wanted to change direction, and returned to her native Melbourne to find her new niche—pastry. After working in the cafes and bakeries of Melbourne and a stint in Paris, she knew that she wanted to create something perennially popular, and take her skills to a new level, and so, Lune Croissanterie was born. Since opening Lune in 2012, it has amassed a cult, global following, with celebrity devotees and an Instagram following of 232k. It’s gone from a one-person show to a five-site bakery with queues around the block from dawn and The Cube, where Kate and her 120-strong team develop regularly changing recipes for everything from takeaway breakfasts to tasting menus of croissants.
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Film | Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic


A chronicle of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Directed by Richard Tanne. With Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 Min.
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Opening Reception | Tommy Kha: Ghost Bites


A solo exhibition featuring recent photographic prints and vinyl images by Tommy Kha. The exhibition title references ma cắn, the Vietnamese phrase that refers to mysterious scratches and bruises that appear on the skin from unknown sources. Ghost Bites explores Kha’s interests in how community and “preservation of the everyday” find expanded expression in a range of photographic forms.
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Discussion | Becoming Lit: The Limitless African Story


A salon-style conversation between authors Bisi Adjapon and Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. The authors will discuss the recent surge of diverse African stories in publication and reflect on the differences in their experiences seeking publication and navigating shifts in public attention in America—versus working with the continent’s publishers and literary scene shapers. The conversation will explore how African storytellers have defied Western gatekeepers’ strident dismissal and rejection of their work and built a literary infrastructure that promoted the limitless African story—and strategies to grow and maintain it. The conversation will feature readings from Adjapon’s new novel, Daughter in Exile and Brew-Hammond’s new book Relations.  
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Film | CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamstress, an impoverished playwright and their star-crossed romance. Dir: King Vidor. With Lillian Gish and John Gilbert Silent film. 101 Min.
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Poetry Reading | Celebration of Life Poetry


Live performance poetry dedicated to the life long contributions of Katsuya Abe and Lainie Cooke. With performances by IMPACT Repertory Theatre, Harlem Bomb Shelter, Michael Green/ Shades of Truth Theatre, Sumiko Tajihi, Miki Yamanaka with Special Guest Joyce Adewumi. Lainie Cooke served as Chief Operating Officer for 40 years at New Heritage Theatre Group. Katsuya Abe served New Heritage Theatre Group for 35 years co producing international presentations in Japan and Harlem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Just an Illness: The Black Death, Without Its Metaphors


How do we tell the history of the Black Death today? A global history of humanity’s largest demographic catastrophe over the longue durée, from our present pandemic times? Drawing from his teachings at the Collège de France and his Theatre of the Plague production with the Théâtre National de Bretagne, acclaimed medievalist Patrick Boucheron reflects back on his long standing engagement with the plague and its contagious, overflowing metaphors. Speaker Patrick Boucheron is a Professor and Chair of the History of Powers in Western Europe from the 7th to the 16th at Collège de France. The lecture will be in French with an English text available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour


An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, who wants nothing more than to see him live up to his potential as the valedictorian of Bronx Science. But Darren is content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother’s home-cooked meals. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of Sumwun, NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in an exclusive invitation for Darren to join an elite sales team on the thirty-sixth floor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Roma/New York, 1953–⁠1964: Exhibition Discussion


A panel discussion in celebration of Roma/New York,1953–1964, led by Massimiliano Gioni, the Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum. Gioni, also the director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, will be in conversation with artist Peter Saul, Claire Gilman, the chief curator at The Drawing Center, Antonio Monda, founder and the artistic director of Le Conversazioni, and David Leiber.
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Lecture | Black Architects of the 19th Century (online)


From Robert Robinson Taylor to Paul R. Williams, Black Architects have contributed significantly to architecture in the nineteenth century in all styles from Beaux Arts ranging through Art Deco and International Style. As minorities they achieved projects both nationally and internationally with great odds against them. King focuses on architects who were born Black in the 19th century and their contribution and achievements in the architectural profession. Speaker Robert Arthur King is an architect who has taught at the New York School of Interior Design since 1988.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Five-time Emmy Award-Winner Hosts Special Taping of Public Radio Broadcast


The New York Academy of Art presents host Randy Cohen and Person Place Thing with special guests gallerists Wendy Olsoff and Brigitte Mulholland. The event will also feature live music by "Piano Pete" (Pete Favilla), and will be recorded with a live audience for later broadcast at Public Radio syndicates nationwide. Since 2008, Public Radio's Person Place Thing has been drawing hundreds of thousands of listeners on the premise that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Known for his Emmy Award-winning writing for "The Late Show with David Letterman" and Michael Moore's "TV Nation", as well as for being a regular contributor at the New Yorker and Newsweek, host Randy Cohen interviews guests in front of a live audience, asking them to speak about one person, one place, and one thing that have shaped their lives.
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Poetry Reading | Spanner in the Works Poetry Night


Featuring: Sahra Motalebi Steffani Jemison Alexandra Butler Lynne Tillman
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Lecture | The Mind and Music of George Gershwin


Dr. Richard Kogan discusses the life, psyche, and music of one of America's greatest composers during an evening that will include piano excerpts of Gershwin's work. Dr. Kogan was trained in piano at Julliard and in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Artistic Director of the Music and Medicine program at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Winter Birds and Their Adaptations (online)


With Tod Winston. Learn about the great variety of birds that spend the winter in New York City and the fascinating adaptations that allow them to survive below-zero temperatures! Explore the ecology of Dark-eyed Juncos, Harlequin Ducks, Snowy Owls, and other northern species that spend the colder months with us. 
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Book Discussion | Decent People: A Novel of Shame, Race, Homophobia, and Money (online)


Author De'Shawn Charles Winslow celebrates his newest, unforgettable novel. A propulsive mystery with crucial social commentary, Decent People is set among the Black community in the fictional town of West Mills. The town is reeling from a triple homicide and the secrets the killings reveal. Novelist Garth Greenwell joins Winslow for a conversation on this powerful novel about shame, race, homophobia, money, and the reckoning required to heal a fractured community.
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Book Discussion | Lives of the Wives: Five Literary Marriages


A witty, provocative look inside the tumultuous marriages of five writers, illuminating the creative process as well as the role of money, power, and fame in these complex and fascinating relationships. Author Carmela Ciuraru shares the stories of five literary marriages, exposing the misery behind closed doors. The legendary British theatre critic Kenneth Tynan encouraged his American wife, Elaine Dundy, to write, then watched in a jealous rage as she became a bestselling author and critical success. In the early years of their marriage, Roald Dahl enjoyed basking in the glow of his glamorous movie star wife, Patricia Neal, until he detested her for being the breadwinner, and being more famous than he was. Elizabeth Jane Howard had to divorce Kingsley Amis to escape his suffocating needs and devote herself to her own writing. Surprisingly, the most traditional partnership in Lives of the Wives is a lesbian couple, Una Troubridge and Radclyffe Hall, both of whom were socially and politically conservative and unapologetic snobs.  
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Play | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition


William Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power. A student production.
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Book Discussion | Author of New York Times Best-Seller in Conversation with New Yorker Staff Writer 


In Jessamine Chan's The School for Good Mothers, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance. A novel which has been described as “surreal” (People), “remarkable” (Vogue), and “infuriatingly timely” (The New York Times Book Review), will be the focus of a discussion moderated by essayist Jia Tolentino, also a New York Times best-selling author.
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Plays, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Short Plays with a Surprise
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Concerts, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Soul Music: Love Songs

Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


In You, I, We by Shayan Lofti, two siblings born a world apart try to navigate life in America, all while the legacy of the old country looms large. Dir.: Margot Bordelon Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
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Concerts, February 08, 2023, 02/08/2023, Works for Violin and Piano by Prokofiev and More

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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Film | Carmen Jones (1954): All African American Musical with Harry Belafonte,


Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama, but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths. Directed by Otto Preminger 105 Min.
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Carmen Jones (1954): All African American Musical with Harry Belafonte,

Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
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Lecture | Building the Space of Socialist Internationalism: Exchanges Between Mongolia and Socialist Countries During the Cold War (online)


In 1961, construction of the industrial town of Darkhan started in the northern Mongolian steppes. The project was carried out through the joint effort of six socialist countries, among them Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Bulgaria, Poland and the Soviet Union. Apartments in residential areas of Darkhan were furnished with Romanian furniture, Polish record players and German carpets. Darkhan was one of multilateral international collaborative construction projects launched in Mongolia in the name of ‘socialist internationalism.’ During the Cold War, such international assistance to Mongolia increased to a point that it reached 80 percent of the overall investments in the country. Observers described Mongolia as one huge construction site, with thousands of foreign specialists launching housing, industrial facilities and transport infrastructure in the country. This talk traces how Mongolia’s transnational effort to join the socialist world materialised in urban space and shaped experiences of workers, specialists and citizens alike – those, who inhabited and experienced this space. While plans for the urbanisation of Mongolia were often drafted abroad, it was up to local construction companies to deliver these projects. Relocating and housing workers, organising their everyday life, these companies became major agents of urbanisation; yet, they promoted a very different vision of internationalism from the planning offices. The policies of socialist internationalism may have helped forge unprecedented contacts between actors on the ground; they also revealed rising inequalities between various nationals, as the space of socialist modernity opened up great opportunities for some and did not leave any chances for others. Speaker Nikolay Erofeev is an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kassel in Germany.
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Discussion | The Algorithmic State: God Is AI (online)


A virtual discussion with artist Zach Blas and curator Christiane Paul about Blas's artistic practice and its ramifications for contemporary society under the regime of the digital. Blas uses research-based and artistic practices to scrutinize the relationship between digital technologies and systems of power and the beliefs that they advance. Critical of today's big technological corporations and their use and abuse of theological narratives and symbolism, Blas extensively considers the fictions, desires, fantasies, histories and icons increasing in today's technological language, PR and mediation. Looking into three of his recent works that include representations of digital divine entities, which deal with judgment (processing), prophecy (prediction) and immortality (the data self), Blas points to both the liberatory potentialities and political challenges of the present posed by the deployment of religious signifiers.
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12:00 pm

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Discussions, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Algorithmic State: God Is AI (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Classical Music | Cantatas of the French Court (In Person and Online)


Enjoy a program of unrestrained chamber cantatas from the court of Louis XIV, celebrating the stories of two powerful mythological women interpreted by Melissa Fogarty. These two 18th-century cantatas are essentially miniature one-woman operas, with a surprising dramatic heft. Melissa Fogarty, soprano; Leah Nelson, violin; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba; Jennifer Griesbach, harpsichord.
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1:15 pm

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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Cantatas of the French Court (In Person and Online)

Film | The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell


The Banshees of Inisherin received nine nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Gleeson and Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Condon) and Best Original Screenplay. At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, it achieved three wins from eight nominations: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Farrell), and Best Screenplay. On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Padraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Padraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences. Directed by Martin McDonagh. With Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon. 1 Hr 54 Min. Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. A leading man in blockbusters and independent films since the 2000s, he has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a nomination for an Academy Award. The Irish Times' named him Ireland's fifth-greatest film actor in 2020.
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) with Colin Farrell

Film | Thunder on the Hill (1951): noir crime


A nun aids a girl convicted of murder. Director: Douglas Sirk. With Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford, Philip Friend. 84 minutes.
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Discussion | Conversations About Crafting (Online)


Join a community of fellow crafters and talk your latest creation. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, you can chat and share tips with crafty people just like you.
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Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Children under 10 are not admitted.
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Book Discussion | Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York (online)


What lies beneath? Buried Beneath the City answers this question for New Yorkers by thoroughly examining a range of artifacts excavated from all corners of the city. Join us for a conversation on urban archaeological history with co-authors Amanda Sutphin and Jessica Striebel MacLean. Featuring 49 sites from Riverdale to Tottenville, this book traces the development of archaeological practice in New York while telling the city's history through objects, from the tools of 10,000-year-old indigenous communities to the contents of 19th century households.
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Opening Reception | 4 Student Exhibitions


Four exhibitions by the BFA Fine Arts department: Shades of Darkness curated by department chair Suzanne Anker; Hanging by a Thread curated by Sam Sherman; Prompt Response: Fusion of Forms curated by Joseph Tekippe, Luis Navarro, Federico Muelas Romero and artificial intelligence tools; and From Here to There curated by Gunars Prande. The exhibitions, divided into separate rooms within the gallery, will be dedicated to the various styles of work generated through painting, drawing, technological means and printmaking.
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Opening Reception | 5 Photography Shows


Featuring: Patricia Beary Lens Sketches Susan Bowen Rounds Found Around John Custodio Ten Tanks Thom O'Connor They Are Now Among Us Michael Schenker European Textures
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Opening Reception | 146th Annual Black & White Exhibition


This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members.
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Opening Reception | Alyson Shotz: Alloys of Moonlight


Featuring a monumental polychromatic steel sculpture and luminescent three-dimensional aluminum wall works, Alloys of Moonlight delves further into questions that Shotz has been exploring throughout her nearly 30-year career: how do we grasp the mysterious forces that shape the universe, and how do we reconcile observable reality with the noumenal reality of environmental phenomena? This new body of work explores the dialectic between these axes, as Shotz refines a sculptural language to visualize the unseen and the sublime forces that frame the natural world. The works in Alloys of Moonlight act as instruments by which to measure and reflect the ineffable forces of nature.  
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Opening Reception | Anastasia Bay: The Stumbler's Parade


An exhibition of new work by the Brussels-based artist. Comprising a series of twelve paintings inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece "The Blind Leading the Blind" (1568). Rendered directly on canvas with soft pastels, Bay’s gestural, figurative imagery combines blocks of saturated color with loose and suggestive lines that convey motion: her figures travel across the canvas with speed and purpose. Bay draws deliberate connections to antiquity and art history in an oeuvre that routinely offers up such classical forms as Greek caryatids and Roman wrestlers. The works on view engage a more precise point of reference: they reflect Bay’s long fascination with "The Blind Leading the Blind" (1856), from the collection of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Bruegel’s painting depicts six blind men grasping onto a walking stick at the moment when their leader stumbles and falls. Illustrating a Christian parable, this famous work creates a powerful sense of movement through the composition’s radically diagonal organization.
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Book Discussion | City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town


In the 1990s, Utica, New York was nearly destroyed by depopulation and arson. Real estate prices were so low that entire streets of the old upstate manufacturing town were torched for insurance payouts. Author Susan Hartman shows how an influx of refugees--Vietnamese, Bosnians, Somalis, Iraqis, Burmese, and other groups--helped revive this small city, opening small businesses, fixing up abandoned houses, and adding a spark of vitality to forlorn streets. This book sprang from a story Hartman wrote about Utica for The New York Times in 2014. Her first week reporting, she met three newcomers--Sadia, Ali, and Mersiha--and their families. After the story was published, she followed them for almost a decade as they adapted to a new world. Light refreshments will be served.
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Film | Out from the Wings: Gender Roles in Dance and Their Effects on LGBTQIA+ Dancers


A documentary film exploring gender roles in dance and their effects on LGBTQIA+ dancers, followed by a talkback with the director. Director: Michael Montoya Followed by a talkback wit the director
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Opening Reception | Pat Steir: Waterfall-Like Monoprints


An exhibition of monoprints by Pat Steir. Steir’s five-decade career as a painter has also included extensive explorations and innovative work in various printmaking mediums. Her iconic style, referencing waterfalls, resulted from her in-depth analysis of the application of pigments, specifically their relation to gravity, color layering, and density. Steir’s prints have evolved from her earlier etchings to an extensive use of the medium of silkscreen printing. In this exhibition of her monoprints, Steir has utilized the screen printing process to create work in a large scale, directly applying the energy of her mark and the flow of her palette. For her, it is a performance of painting and color.  
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Opening Reception | Patrick + Victor Demarchelier: Father-Son Fashion Photographers


This joint exhibition of father Patrick and son Victor demonstrates the extreme elegance and perfection of their imagery and the continuation of a rich photographic legacy to the next generation.   Patrick Demarchelier is a towering name in contemporary fashion photography. In a career that spanned over four decades he maintained his position at the pinnacle of his profession by his consummate taste, style and meticulous technique. Born in the port city of Le Havre, Patrick began working in darkrooms and assisting photographers before magazines began hiring him on his own. His accomplished portraiture, exquisite use of color, and the elegance of his black and white work caught the eye of Condé Nast's famed editor Alexander Liberman and in 1974 he began working for American Vogue. His photographs appeared in the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar for over four decades. He also photographed innumerable advertising campaigns and his long-time collaboration with Christian Dior is represented in several photographs in this exhibition. Before Patrick's death in 2022, his son Victor assisted his father in the studio for several years after studying art and economics at Vassar College in New York and developing a particular interest in print-making. Father and son collaborated on work for Vogue and advertising clients such as Cartier before Victor's own career flourished to include major magazines and advertising clients such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Lancôme. His work is recognized for its beautiful lighting, the delicacy of its staging, and an interest in still-life and fine arts. Victor's photographs reflect today's continual reinvention of style and beauty and maintain the perfection and elegance that the name Demarchelier signifies.
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Book Discussion | Stars and Shadows: The Politics of Interracial Friendship from Jefferson to Obama (in-person and online)


A discussion of the new book by Rutgers University professor of political science Saladin Ambar. The first historical analysis of its kind, Stars and Shadows delivers a sweeping and comprehensive exploration of the significance of interracial friendships to American democracy, from the founding to the present. The author will be in conversation with professor of history D’Weston Haywood.
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Opening Reception | The Bast Papers: A Street Art Force


If artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring captured the speed and energy of New York, Bast is the embodiment of Brooklyn – weirder, scrappier, hungrier. The anonymous street artist blends aspects of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism into his contemporary hieroglyphics. Incorporating anything and everything into his day-glo tinged visions – from cereal boxes to stray newspaper to scrap metal – Bast keeps his place as one of New York's original, and most original, street art forces.
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Book Discussion | Tolstoy as Philosopher: Reflections During the Darkest of Times


In better times, this talk may have been given as a detailed account of the practices and side stories that had been part of this just published anthology titled, a result of a quarter-century work on Tolstoy’s manuscripts and research at international archives. The finished book can be abstracted as follows. Beginning with Tolstoy’s first extant records of his written œuvre, the anthology assembles seventy-seven unabridged texts that cover more than seven decades of his life, from 1835 to 1910.  It constitutes the most complete single-volume edition to date of the rich variety of Tolstoy’s philosophical output: apothegmatic sayings, visions, intimate sketchbook and day notes, book reviews, open letters, dialogues, pedagogic talks, public lectures, programs and rules for personal behavior, fictions, and reminiscences.
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Book Discussion | Colette's Cheri and The End of Cheri Moderated by New Yorker Staff Writer


Join esteemed translators Rachel Careau and Paul Eprile as they discuss their new translations of Colette's masterpieces, Cheri (1920), and its sequel, The End of Cheri (1926). The conversation will be moderated by journalist Judith Thurman, author of Secrets of The Flesh: A Life of Colette (Ballantine Books, 2000) and finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the L.A. Times Book Award.
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Film | Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit (2021)


Once heralded as the spirit of American manufacturing, music and democracy, Detroit descended into insolvency over the course of several decades, culminating in the curtailment of local governance in 2013. The governor of Michigan sidelined city officials, appointing an emergency manager who then thrust the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Gradually, Then Suddenly tells the inside story of how Detroiters grappled with the suspension of democracy at a time when the very essence of the nation’s grand experiment is under immense pressure. It tells the riveting tale of how the world’s most elite restructuring professionals battled over the future of the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, which faced the risk of liquidation. And it illuminates the implications of the tumultuous affair for the resilient people of a great American city that helped preserve democracy during World War II, put America on wheels and created the middle class. Director: Sam Katz Following the screening, a discussion about the film and municipal fiscal distress will be led by Carol O’Cleireacain, former Deputy Mayor of Detroit and former NYC Budget Director, with the film’s creator and director.
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Book Discussion | Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator


Ccartoonist and writer Sofia Warren and New York State Senator Julia Salazar discuss Warren’s new graphic novel. In early 2018, cartoonist Sofia Warren was not paying attention to New York state politics. But that summer, her Brooklyn neighborhood began buzzing about Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old democratic socialist running for state senate whose grassroots campaign was inspiring an army of volunteers. When they beat the odds and won, Warren found herself wondering what would happen next. How does it work when an outsider who runs on revolutionary change has to actually do the job? So she decided to find out. Using the graphic memoir format, Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator is a remarkable firsthand account of Warren’s experience embedded with Julia Salazar and her staff during their first year in office. From candid conversations and eyewitness experiences, Warren builds a gripping and intimate portrait of a scrappy team of community organizers battling entrenched power structures, particularly to advance Julia’s marquee issue of housing rights.
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Film | Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery


A dizzying journey that uses art forgery as a starting point to discuss fakery and fakers of all stripes. Director: Orson Welles 89 min. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.
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Films, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973): Focus on Art Forgery

Film | A Tale of Love and Desire (2021): French Drama About Young Passion


Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls head over heels in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it. Director: Leyla Bouzid Stars: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Keba Tacu 102 min. In French with English subtitles
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Poetry Reading | Feed the Beast: Poems on Sexuality and Religion


Pádraig ÓTuama's book features poems that meditate on sexuality and religion. This breathtaking book charts the landscape into-and out of-the world of "gay cure" and reparative therapy. Having undergone treatments, therapies, and exorcisms for gagging the gay in him, Pádrig Ó Tuama pushes past gods and devils and searches for language that might offer safety. At the core of this collection is a breathtaking erasure poem written in response to the Vatican's statement on the blessing of same-sex unions. With dexterous use of form and voice, Feed the Beast explores registers of rage and resilience. Whether in parable, narrative or song, whether in tenderness or fear, the reader encounters poems that are honed, necessary and-finally-hopeful.
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Play | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition


William Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.
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Book Discussion | The Guest Lecture: A Visit from John Maynard Keynes (online)


Author Martin Riker in a conversation about his poignant and startlingly original new novel. The Guest Lecture follows a newly jobless academic, lying awake at night and rehearsing a speech on John Maynard Keynes within the rooms of her own consciousness, bringing along a comforting albeit imaginary companion to keep her on track—Keynes himself. Novelist Hilary Leichter joins Riker for a discussion on his innovative and deliciously fun novel of ideas.
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Staged Reading | You Have Earned Bonus Stars: A Comedy About Tragedy


In Vince Gatton's play, Danielle has survived a shocking act of workplace violence; her quiet older co-worker Jimmy has not. A small act in his final moments becomes a clue that sets Danielle off on a quest on his behalf, sending her down a rabbit hole of secrets, lies, and questions about her own place in the moral universe – and the state of the moral universe itself. This is a comedy about tragedy, an exploration of the judgement we all face – from the great beyond, from each other, and from ourselves.
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Concert | A Comprehensive, Totalistic Approach to Jazz, Improvisation and Modern Music


A concert evening with American trumpeter Peter Evans and Austrian pianist/electronic musician Elias Stemeseder. The two musicians have a comprehensive, totalistic approach to jazz, improvisation and modern music and their paths have crossed for decades. In duo and in larger configurations, they share a similarly aligned interest and skill set between jazz, intricate notations, timbre, and free improvisation - and above all, common values that place openness and curiosity above "delivery" and "performance." Inspired by diverse musical concepts, the duo's repertoire investigates various physical states of sound resulting from interpolations of functional harmony, algorithmic composition, noise, lyricism, drum chants, density and cantus firmus.
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Book Discussion | Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia (online)


Avgi Saketopoulou, a queer, NYC-based psychoanalyst and faculty member of NYU, presents her latest work, an analysis of our culture's hyper-focus on healing sexual trauma that raises the need to reroute our attention to what subjects do with their trauma. Moving between clinical and cultural case studies, Saketopoulou takes up theatrical and cinematic works such as Slave Play and The Night Porter to demonstrate how the force of the erotic surges through aesthetic domains.
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Concerts, February 09, 2023, 02/09/2023, Chamber Music by Dvorak and More at a Historical Site

Jazz | Chilean Singer-Songwriter of the New York Jazz Scene (in-person and online)


For nearly 25 years, the Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña's lilting voice has left a memorable and meaningful mark on the New York jazz scene. Renowned for her warmth of delivery and the enticing expressiveness of her storytelling, the emotional power of Acuña's musical narrative supersedes language, communicating the gentle velvet of new love and the melancholy of nostalgia alike with a delicacy and precision that marks her as one of the greats of this generation. Acuña's latest album, 2022's Duo, finds this beguiling vocalist supported in duet by an all-star selection of instrumental musicians as she embraces the music of Chick Corea, explores a trove of South and Central American traditional folk standards primarily composed by women, and showcases her original track, "Yo."
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Book Discussion | Heidegger in Ruins: Between Philosophy and Ideology (online)


Martin Heidegger’s sympathies for the conservative revolution and National Socialism have long been well known. As the rector of the University of Freiburg in the early 1930s, he worked hard to reshape the university in accordance with National Socialist policies. He also engaged in an all-out struggle to become the movement’s philosophical preceptor, “to lead the leader.” Yet for years, Heidegger’s defenders have tried to separate his political beliefs from his philosophical doctrines. They argued, in effect, that he was good at philosophy but bad at politics. But with the 2014 publication of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, it has become clear that he embraced a far more radical vision of the conservative revolution than previously suspected. His dissatisfaction with National Socialism, it turns out, was mainly that it did not go far enough. The notebooks show that far from being separated from Nazism, Heidegger’s philosophy was suffused with it. In this book Richard Wolin explores what the notebooks mean for our understanding of arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, and of his ideas—and why his legacy remains radically compromised.
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Book Discussion | Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir from Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone Magazine


Jann Wenner co-founded the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine in 1967, when he was just 21. The rest is rock and roll--and journalistic-- history. In his new memoir, Wenner, not one to mince words, dishes on everything from his relationships with The Stones, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen, to his myriad drug experiences, his relatively late-in-life marriage to Matt Nye, a fashion designer, and his various recent major surgeries, including a coronary bypass. Wenner was not only instrumental in the music world, but helped forge the careers of such iconic writers as Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe, not to mention that of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Wenner will be interviewed by award-winning writer David Fricke, a former long-time senior editor at Rolling Stone, who received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes and several ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism.
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Discussion | Artist Talk: Letterpress Printing (online)


The American Center Moscow has invited Chief Curator Angelina Lippert to interview celebrated letterpress printer Amos Kennedy. Learn about his path toward creative expression and what his posters and prints mean for uplifting communities around the world.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Book Discussion | Crossing the Bridges: From Lvov Across the Steppes to Asia to London’s Doodlebugs (in-person and online)


Eva Hoffman Jedruch, author, will give a talk about her book about one women's wartime journey. At the turn of the twentieth century, Central and Eastern Europe was a configuration of nations dominated by three empires: Austrian, German and Russian, whose borders promised to be set in concrete. The Austrian Empire was a multi-ethnic entity of countries that had been absorbed over time. Among these were Polish lands annexed by Austria in the eighteenth century, which became the Austrian province of Galicia, where Zofia Neuhoff was born in 1905 into an upper-middle-class family. Victorian manners reigned supreme, young ladies were coached to gracefully alight from the carriage and ‘culture’ was a magic word, socially distinguishing people who possessed it from those who did not. That haute bourgeoisie morphed into the central-European intelligentsia. Zofia’s childhood was upended by five years of WWI which she spent in the picturesque environs of Innsbruck. By 1918, the three imperishable empires disintegrated and several sovereign states emerged from the ruins. After the Neuhoffs returned to independent Poland, Zofia’s life continued on an even keel with a happy marriage and a law degree unusual for a woman in the 1930s. In September 1939, Poland was invaded by both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Overnight, Zofia’s existence was shattered. Alone, with an 18-month-old toddler, in the midst of mass arrests and deportations of civilian population, how could she cope with this new harsh reality for which her sheltered life had not prepared her?
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Film | Fences (2016) with Denzel Washington


In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Directed by Denzel Washington. 133 Min. Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". Throughout his career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2020, The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.
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Fri, Feb 10
1:00 pm

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Films, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Fences (2016) with Denzel Washington

Film | Thunder on the Hill (1951): noir crime


A nun aids a girl convicted of murder. Director: Douglas Sirk. With Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford, Philip Friend. 84 minutes.
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Book Discussion | Nietzsche and Music: Philosophical Thoughts and Musical Experiments


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of the few philosophers who have an intimate connection to music. This connection has much to do with his early music education. His contemporaries testify that he was a good pianist. His musical ambition, or his musical daimon, urged him to compose music, although he had no training in this area. Most of his compositions are from his late teens; his earliest inspirations are Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann and Wagner. His compositions were gathered together and published by Curt Paul Janz in Friedrich Nietzsche, Der musikalische Nachlass. Nietzsche’s music is available in several productions. However, Nietzsche did not follow a musical path and decided to become a philologist and dedicated his life to writing and philosophy. Nietzsche’s background in music, on the other hand, influenced his way of thinking and writing. All of these interesting areas between music, literature, and philosophy and Nietzsche’s relationship to music understood on a broad spectrum have been explored by many Nietzsche scholars including Georges Liébert, Graham Parkes, Francois Noudelmann, Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and others in this anthology,
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Gallery Talk | A Tour of the Peabody Essex Museum’s Fashion and Design Gallery (online)


Petra Slinkard, the Peabody Essex Museum’s Nancy B. Putnam Curator for Fashion and Textiles and Director of Curatorial Affairs, leads an armchair tour of the museum’s Fashion and Design gallery. Featured highlights of the collection include examples of avant-garde fashions from designers like Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garcon, plus clothing worn by Iris and Carl Apfel, as well as stellar and unusual examples of everyday dress and global design. Petra Slinkard joined PEM in 2018, where she fosters the growth and inclusive spirit of the museum’s celebrated fashion collection.
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Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


Zarina Shea's PEGGY is a tour through the life and times of Peggy Guggenheim and a study of the climate of gender inequality that has kept Guggenheim's impact and legacy from being properly appreciated. Dir.: Lee Sunday Evans Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
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Book Discussion | A Feminist Mythology: Exploring the Canoniocal Myths


A Feminist Mythology takes us on a poetic journey through the canonical myths of femininity, testing them from the point of view of our modern condition. A myth is not an object, but rather a process, one that author Chiara Bottici practises by exploring different variants of the myth of "womanhood" through first- and third-person prose and poetry. Follow a series of myths that morph into each other, disclosing ways of being woman that question inherited patriarchal orders. In this metamorphic world, story-telling is not just a mix of narrative, philosophical dialogues and metaphysical theorizing: it is a current that traverses all of them by overflowing the boundaries it encounters. In doing so, A Feminist Mythology proposes an alternative writing style that recovers ancient philosophical and literary traditions from the pre-Socratic philosophers and Ovid's Metamorphoses to the philosophical novellas and feminist experimental writings of the last century.
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Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read Their Work


A poetry reading by Paul Hlava Ceballos (banana [ ]), Karisma Price (I'm Always So Serious), and Bianca Stone (Someone Else’s Wedding Vows), followed by a reception/signing. 
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts (online)


The museum’s critically acclaimed performance series continues. Music thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Featuring: 6:00 pm: Belle-Skinner 6:30 pm: Gramercy Arms 7:00 pm: Belu-Olisa
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Book Discussion | Francis Rothbart!: The Tale of a Fastidious Feral


Celebrate the launch of the stunning, head-turning, “graphic opera” masterpiece from acclaimed painter and illustrator Thomas Woodruff, in conversation with painter and comics artist Keith Mayerson.   Francis Rothbart! follows a feral child who is raised by magpies and other creatures and is repeatedly struck by lightning. Because of the phenomena, the child develops eccentric talents, which he then abuses, leading to his ultimate destruction by the same natural world that once nurtured him. Written mostly in rhymed verse, Francis’s picaresque saga unfolds in an allegorical environment, much like the topographical constructions behind renaissance religious paintings. Referencing both the Venetian landscapes of Bellini, Pierro di Cosimo and Carpaccio, mixed with the unlikely animated backdrops of Jay Ward and Chuck Jones, Woodruff’s images recall the fictive gardens of a paradise lost that lingers somewhere deep in all our souls, moist and dark like the caves of the pious saints.  
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Jazz | Singer Delivers the Healing Power of Jazz


Imani Rousselle, a Texas-born singer who has skills beyond her years when it comes to interpreting and delivering the healing powers of song. Whether covering jazz standards or performing her own contemporary compositions, the voice of Rousselle invites you to follow along as it fills the space between the silence with carefully crafted sound.
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Fri, Feb 10
6:00 pm

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Screening | Becoming Black (2019): documentary and Q&A


Imagine that your parents and brother are White, but your skin color is dark, and you’ve been told for your whole life that that this is pure coincidence. In this highly-personal reflection on themes of identity, social norms and family ties, filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain tracks the astonishing strategies her parents used to deny the existence of her true biological father on the backdrop of 1960's East Berlin.  Dir.: Ines Johnson-Spain In German with English subtitles. 90min.  
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Film | Lost Cos (2022): Wannabe Superhero in Real-Life Mystery


An alternative take on the comic book superhero, Lost Cos explores real life transformation and postmodern feminism in contemporary New York City. Haunted by a tortured childhood and the violent loss of her lover, Eni finds refuge in Lost Cos, an underground club where heroes and villains blur the line between fantasy and reality. But when a cosplayer shows up dead on a beach and a mysterious stalker unsettles her, Eni must confront the real traumas that have shaped her life and transform herself into an altogether more formidable force. Director: Robin de Levita Stars: Evgeniya Radilova, Zoe Vnak, Samantha Rubin 87 min.
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Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry’s, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.    
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Book Discussion | The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution (online)


Who set the mysterious fire that burned down much of New York City shortly after the British took the city during the Revolutionary War? New York City, the strategic center of the Revolutionary War, was the most important place in North America in 1776. That summer, an unruly rebel army under George Washington repeatedly threatened to burn the city rather than let the British take it. Shortly after the Crown’s forces took New York City, much of it mysteriously burned to the ground. This is the first book to fully explore the Great Fire of 1776 and why its origins remained a mystery even after the British investigated it in 1776 and 1783. Uncovering stories of espionage, terror, and radicalism, Benjamin L. Carp paints a vivid picture of the chaos, passions, and unresolved tragedies that define a historical moment we usually associate with “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
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Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
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Classical Music | Celebrating Black Composers of Different Generations


The Harlem Chamber Players Quartet: Claire Chan, violin; Ashley Horne, violin; William Frampton, viola; Wayne Smith, cello. Program: Tania Leon (1943 - ) Esencia for String Quartet Jessie Montgomery (1981 - ) Voodoo Dolls for String Quartet George Theophilus Walker (1992 - 2018) String Quartet no. 1 Frederick Tillis (1930 - 2020) Spiritual Fantasy No. 12 for String Quartet
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Concert | Technology and Classical Music Collide


The events of the past two years have accelerated the development of remote collaboration technology. Zach Lapidus and Eli Asher will be joined by contemporary classical music specialist and improvisor Carrie Frey in a live concert bringing these innovations into the concert hall in an engaging set of interactive performances. Eli Asher, Trumpet, Computer Programming, and Physical Data Controllers; Zach Lapidus, Piano, Computer Programming, Modular Synthesizer, and Physical Data Controllers; Carrie Frey, Viola, Physical Data Controllers. Program: EtherNotes Computer-generated music notation will be generated live (with and without audience input), displayed on the projection screen, and interpreted by the performers. Grand and Humble Gestures This set will use graphic notation and shapes instead of conventional notation, and visuals and audio will be generated in real-time interaction with the players. They'll all be outfitted with controllers that pick up their movements and translate them into sound and visuals. Sonic Gardeners Multiple speakers (and possibly computers) will be placed around the concert hall, transforming it into an immersive sonic environment. The trio will roam the hall, interacting with the electronic sound, which will in turn respond to the improvisers. Eli Asher's longest musical relationships have been with the Bjorkestra and with the Respect Sextet, who the The New York Times called "ambitious music with a smart-alecky affect, ranging broadly from the antic to the deadpan". He has also performed with Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra, Tilt Brass, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, The Gregory Brothers, Signal Ensemble, Slavic Soul Party!, and Jose Gonzalez, in venues ranging from the Blue Note in New York City, to the Montreal Jazz Festival, to the Teatro Manzoni in Milan. Zach Lapidus is a pianist, synthesist, composer, and teacher currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He was awarded a fellowship at Ravinia's Steans Institute for Young Artists, and he was named as one of five finalists for the American Pianists Association's 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards, and was selected as a finalist for their 2011 competition as well. Carrie Frey is a violist, teacher, improviser, and composer based in New York City. Frey is the violist of the Rhythm Method ("a group of individuals with distinct compositional voices and a collective vision for the future of the string quartet" - I Care If You Listen) and a founding member of string trio Chartreuse and string quartet Desdemona. She has performed with many of New York City's notable new music groups, including Wet Ink Large Ensemble, AMOC, Talea Ensemble, and International Contemporary Ensemble.
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Play | The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays


For two days only, six new plays will be presented on the stage along with talkbacks with the playwrights. All plays are directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin featuring a cast of talented actors. The lineup: Annika's Gifts by Margie Semilof She means well - she really does. Love comes in all shapes and weird sizes. When Terry gets another horrifying birthday gift from their longtime housekeeper, Annika, he and his partner, Robert, plot on how they can end the cycle of terror. Two by Eugenie Carabatsos Nothing hurts so much as being loved then thrown away and forgotten Getting Off for the Holidays by Joni Ravenna Your best friend really does know what's best for you ... really. It's Christmas Eve and close friends, Kimberly and Jennifer, are out with friends celebrating both the holidays and Kimberly's recent engagement. But Kimberly is having second thoughts. Can Jennifer put her friend's doubts to rest? After all, if there's anyone who cares about Kimberly, it's Jennifer. Fern & Cliff by Leda Siskind It's never too late to find what you thought was lost forever. Take a chance and maybe change your life. A Perfect Two by Guy Newsham There are some questions you just shouldn't ask. A lesson learned - rating your lover is a risk not worth taking. Our Cozy Nest by Marina Barry Keeping secrets, even with the best of intentions, will always come back to bite you in the ass.
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7:00 pm

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Classical Music | Chamber Orchestra features New York Philharmonic principal cellist


New York Classical Players; Dongmin Kim, conductor; Carter Brey, cello Program: Michael Schacter (1987 - ) Capriccio for Two Cellos Dvorak (1810 - 1856) Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 Jeremy Gill (1975 - ) Corvus Mythicus (premiere) Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Cello Concerto (arr. Yoomi Paick)
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Opera | Greatest Opera Hits from Mozart and More


An evening of music and storytelling featuring works by Mozart, Donizetti, and Poulenc. Led by director Rose Freeman, with musical preparation and accompaniment from Cris Frisco and Grant Wenaus, this is a wonderful presentation of the greatest hits from the operatic canon. Cast: Jessica Montgomery, Hannah Hall, Hyunseun Kang, Radnel Ofalsa, Julian Bailey, Young Il Jeon, Haojin Mo, Pedro Barros, Ziwoo Lim, Claire Coven, Avery Richards, Haojie Jiang, Patricia Williams, Junze Gong, Emily Summers Proof of vaccination required. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required.
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Gabrieli, Strauss, Slatkin, and Shostakovich


MSM Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, Conductor.
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Fri, Feb 10
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Concerts, February 10, 2023, 02/10/2023, Orchestral Works by Gabrieli, Strauss, Slatkin, and Shostakovich

Dance Performance | Sense Memory: Dance Devoted to Memory and Forgetting


This event features dances by NYC-based dance artists Kayla Farrish, Rebeccah Margolick, and Mignolo Dance. Launched in 2019, The Moving Memory Project embodies its founders’ vision of bringing together artists, caregivers, and seniors to create a community of care surrounding issues connected to memory loss and destigmatizing the diagnosis of dementia, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness to increase funding until a cure is found. “Works like this can help the world think and talk about Alzheimer's in important new ways,” says co-producer David Shenk whose writings on Alzheimer's and dementia garnered him international acclaim as an authority on the subject.
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Dance Performance | Dance Festival


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Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors. Each Sat and Sun 8 am - 4 pm (year round).
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
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Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
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Concert | Drumming in the Afro-Colombian Tradition


La Manga is a Brooklyn-based cultural identity laboratory inspired by the spirit of the modern and ancestral people of the Colombian Caribbean coast. This collective of women artists--composed of Daniela Serna, Andrea Chavarro, Katherine Ocampo, and Lina Fernanda Silva--work to foster a creative community that accesses the Afro-Colombian tradition by drumming as a lifeline to connect diverse cultures. In performance, the group honors Black and indigenous oral traditions by engaging the power of Afro-Colombian percussion, including tambor alegre, tambor llamador, tambora y maracas, and celebrating life through storytelling, dance and song. La Manga have performed at Joe's Pub, Nublu, MoMA PS1, Museum of the City of NY, Queens Theater, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Arrebato Queer Party.
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Sat, Feb 11
11:00 am

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Concerts, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Drumming in the Afro-Colombian Tradition

Hike | Pre-Valentines Day Love in Nature Hike


Urban Park Rangers help you learn about the courtship habits of our local wildlife while taking a scenic stroll around a lovely lake
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Sat, Feb 11
11:00 am

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Hike | Winter Tree ID Hike


An exploration of the trees in the park. Learn how to identify trees in the winter and gain a new perspective of the trees living in our city. The park is the last remaining natural forest in Manhattan so there will be a large variety of tree species to discuss and explore.
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Birdwatching | Birding: Winter Birds


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see migratory winter birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
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Birdwatchings, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Birding: Winter Birds

Screening | 2023 Junior Jammies: Student Animation


BFA Animation presents its 2023 Junior Jammies screening. Come watch the group films created by each of the Advanced Animation Workshop classes throughout the fall 2022 semester. Enjoy a great selection of films and chat with the film directors afterward.
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Gallery Talk | DomesticanX: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that explores the concept of “domesticana,” first theorized by artist, scholar, and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990.
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Workshop | Valentine Like a Sailor Workshop


Bring 19th century maritime craft tradition to your handmade Valentine. While you create your own special trinket for the holiday, learn about the unique history of Sailors’ Valentines—tokens of love and friendship. Historically, these small wooden boxes were given by seafarers to their wives, sweethearts, daughters, and loved ones when they returned from a long voyage. The small boxes open to reveal sentimental messages surrounded with intricate mosaics of shells and found objects arranged in exquisite geometric patterns and motifs such as hearts, anchors, and flowers. Using beads, buttons, and shells, families and friends of all ages are welcome to continue the tradition together.
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Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
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Sat, Feb 11
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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

Film | 12 Years a Slave (2013): biographical drama


In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Director: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti. 134 minutes.
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Film | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
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Sat, Feb 11
2:00 pm

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Films, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Film | Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic


A chronicle of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Directed by Richard Tanne. With Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 Min.
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Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Architettura


Architettura is a collection of photographs by artist Mickey Smith relating specifically to the practice of architecture. A presentation of selected works from the collection will be displayed on the gallery’s mezzanine through March 4, 2023. The show draws from Smith’s ongoing body of work which documents bound periodicals and journals in public libraries. In the images Smith does not alter reality through lighting or manipulation. The artist leaves the books as they are found and photographs them as they were seen in the library. The majority of bound periodicals and journals photographed over that time have since been deaccessioned, so Smith’s images now represent the sole record of their existence. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand writes of the series: “One important thing about the images is their found-ness. The photographs are taken from life; they’re not made from props in a studio. The artist was on library safari.”
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Film | CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamstress, an impoverished playwright and their star-crossed romance. Dir: King Vidor. With Lillian Gish and John Gilbert Silent film. 101 Min.
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Play | The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays


For two days only, six new plays will be presented on the stage along with talkbacks with the playwrights. All plays are directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin featuring a cast of talented actors. The lineup: Annika's Gifts by Margie Semilof She means well - she really does. Love comes in all shapes and weird sizes. When Terry gets another horrifying birthday gift from their longtime housekeeper, Annika, he and his partner, Robert, plot on how they can end the cycle of terror. Two by Eugenie Carabatsos Nothing hurts so much as being loved then thrown away and forgotten Getting Off for the Holidays by Joni Ravenna Your best friend really does know what's best for you ... really. It's Christmas Eve and close friends, Kimberly and Jennifer, are out with friends celebrating both the holidays and Kimberly's recent engagement. But Kimberly is having second thoughts. Can Jennifer put her friend's doubts to rest? After all, if there's anyone who cares about Kimberly, it's Jennifer. Fern & Cliff by Leda Siskind It's never too late to find what you thought was lost forever. Take a chance and maybe change your life. A Perfect Two by Guy Newsham There are some questions you just shouldn't ask. A lesson learned - rating your lover is a risk not worth taking. Our Cozy Nest by Marina Barry Keeping secrets, even with the best of intentions, will always come back to bite you in the ass.
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Sat, Feb 11
2:00 pm

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Plays, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays

Gallery Talk | Juan Francisco Elso: Por América: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that examines the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988).
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Film | Silent Clowns: Harry Langdon, King of the Forgotten Clowns


The Silent Clowns Film Series is New York's longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. The programming reaches the serious film buff by including rarely-screened titles and rare prints, yet it also introduces kids and new audiences to the classics of the silent screen. Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA's Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A...
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Sat, Feb 11
2:30 pm

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Sat, Feb 11
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Opening Reception | with Wardrobe: Group Show


A group exhibition featuring works by CFGNY, Devin Kenny, Erika Ceruzzi, K8 Hardy, Keioui Keijaun Thomas, Ken Lum, and Pope.L. Through assemblage and performance, the artists reflect on self-styling as a practice that bridges private and public realms of appearance. Referencing various states of dress, with Wardrobe considers the body as a display mechanism tied to popular culture and global systems of material trade. 
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Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
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Performances, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Improvisational Comedy for the Whole Family

Book Discussion | Black Metal Rainbows: A Misunderstood Music Genre?


Black metal is a paradox. A noisy underground metal genre brimming with violence and virulence, it has captured the world’s imagination for its harsh yet flamboyant style and infamous history involving arson, blasphemy, and murder. Today black metal is nothing less than a cultural battleground between those who claim it for nationalist and racist ends, and those who say: Nazi black metal fvck off! This is a radical collection of writers, artists, activists, and visionaries, including Drew Daniel, Kim Kelly, Laina Dawes, Espi Kvlt, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Svein Egil Hatlevik, Eugene S. Robinson, Margaret Killjoy, and many more. Across essays and theory-fictions, artworks and comics, we say out loud: Long live black metal’s trve rainbow!
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Book Signing | Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History


Vikki Tobak's book presents the bling culture of rappers and their jewelry. Using 40 years of iconic imagery and compelling stories, this visual history shines a light on the world of hip-hop, where mega stars from Run-DMC to Tupac and Jay-Z to Migos and Cardi B flash brilliant custom pieces to show status and personal style.  It’s author, the culture journalist, author, independent curator, and producer Vikki Tobak, reveals – in great detail – the work of pioneering jewelers such as Tito Caicedo of Manny’s, Eddie Plein, and Jacob the Jeweler as well as newer artisans such as Avianne & Co., Ben Baller/IF & Co., Greg Yuna, Johnny Dang, Eliantte, and many more.
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Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.
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Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm

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Opera | Greatest Opera Hits from Mozart and More


An evening of music and storytelling featuring works by Mozart, Donizetti, and Poulenc. Led by director Rose Freeman, with musical preparation and accompaniment from Cris Frisco and Grant Wenaus, this is a wonderful presentation of the greatest hits from the operatic canon. Cast: Jessica Montgomery, Hannah Hall, Hyunseun Kang, Radnel Ofalsa, Julian Bailey, Young Il Jeon, Haojin Mo, Pedro Barros, Ziwoo Lim, Claire Coven, Avery Richards, Haojie Jiang, Patricia Williams, Junze Gong, Emily Summers Proof of vaccination required. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required.
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Others, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Lacrosse

Reading | Seen, Sound, Scribe: Spoken Word and Conversation


Brooklyn’s Mahogany L. Browne, a prolific writer and important advocate for public art, is Lincoln Center’s inaugural poet-in-residence. She has written works of fiction, stage plays and critical essays to accompany her half-dozen poetry collections and another six anthologies as editor. Browne's recently released book-length poem, I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love, explores the binding and boundaries of incarceration. For her Seen, Sound, Scribe series, Browne curates thought-provoking and politically driven evenings of spoken word, spirited conversation, and presentations of new work. Tonight's program features DJ Adair, Rocia "Anacoana" Pena, and Barbara Fant.
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Musicals, February 11, 2023, 02/11/2023, Musical Comedy: Mystery and More

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Mozart and More


New York Repertory Orchestra; David Leibowitz, Musical Director; Sheryl Staples, violin. Program: Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928 - 2016) Adagio Celeste Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 Eduard Tubin (1905 - 1982) Symphony No. 5
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8:00 pm

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Birdwatching | Winter Birding


Explore the largest state park in New York City. This fairly new park was built on top of landfills and now supports a rich diversity of wildlife and habitat, including hawks, waterfowl, wetlands, and many tree and native grass species.
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Birdwatching | Birding: Winter Birds


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see migratory winter birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars. Discover the bird species that inhabit New York during the winter months.
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Tour | Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
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Concert | All Types of Musical Acts Playing for Ukraine


Multiple artists from different genres join forces for a concert benefitting Ukraine. Laurie Anderson-John Zorn Duo: Laurie Anderson violin, voice; John Zorn alto sax. Brooklyn Rider: Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Michael Nicolas, cello. Marc Ribot-Mary Halvorson Duo: Marc Ribot, guitar; Mary Halvorson, guitar. Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Ravi Coltrane, tenor sax; Adam Rogers, guitar; Dezron Douglas, bass; Kush Abadey, drums. Donations encouraged but not required. Proof of vaccination required. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required.
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Parade | 25th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival


Chinatown's annual Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade is back with dragon dancing, stunning outfits, martial art performers and more. After you've danced among the firecrackers, make sure to check out other fun things to do in the area.
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Sun, Feb 12
1:00 pm

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Parades, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, 25th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Gallery Talk | DomesticanX: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that explores the concept of “domesticana,” first theorized by artist, scholar, and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990.
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Workshop | Valentine Like a Sailor Workshop


Bring 19th century maritime craft tradition to your handmade Valentine. While you create your own special trinket for the holiday, learn about the unique history of Sailors’ Valentines—tokens of love and friendship. Historically, these small wooden boxes were given by seafarers to their wives, sweethearts, daughters, and loved ones when they returned from a long voyage. The small boxes open to reveal sentimental messages surrounded with intricate mosaics of shells and found objects arranged in exquisite geometric patterns and motifs such as hearts, anchors, and flowers. Using beads, buttons, and shells, families and friends of all ages are welcome to continue the tradition together.
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Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
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Sun, Feb 12
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Dance Performances, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Ballet for the Whole Family

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Local historian Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
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Gallery Talk | Juan Francisco Elso: Por América: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that examines the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988).
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Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.
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Sun, Feb 12
3:00 pm

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Plays, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Paris: Underpaid and Overworked

Park Walk | How Animals Survive Winter in Fort Tryon Park (online)


Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City leads a virtual tour of how animals survive winter in Fort Tryon Park. Learn about our flying squirrels, songbirds, birds of prey, squirrels, raccoons, woodchucks and skunks, butterflies and moths, preying mantises, honeybees and bumblebees. Learn what animals migrate, what animals stay here, and how they survive frigid temperatures.
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Discussion | Two of the greatest Jewish voices on stage together: Bernard-Henri Levy and Natan Sharansky (online)


Freedom and Tyranny: two of the greatest Jewish voices of the past half-century appear on stage together for the first time in what promises to be a significant public intellectual event. French philosopher, essayist, playwright, and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy joins heroic former Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan Sharansky to address and debate the most urgent questions of our moment, starting with Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and ongoing U.S. engagement with Iran's tottering dictatorship as it pursues a nuclear bomb. Levy and Sharansky will offer their perspectives, then be joined by moderator David Samuels, the Literary Editor at Tablet.
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Discussions, February 12, 2023, 02/12/2023, Two of the greatest Jewish voices on stage together: Bernard-Henri Levy and Natan Sharansky (online)

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
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Classical Music | Bach Vespers: Choir and Period Instrument Musicians


After 55 years, hundreds of performances, and two Grammy nominations, Bach Vespers continues to present Bach's cantatas and other great Baroque and early music masterworks every month.
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Classical Music | Organ Recital in a Cathedral 


The largest Cathedral in the world presents organ scholar Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie.
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Classical Music | Organ Recital in a World-famous Church


James Wetzel, Organ. Program: Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) Praeludium in E minor Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667) Hexachord Fantasia Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata No. 5 in C, BWV 529 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major, Op. 99  Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Suite of Incidental Music, Op. 61
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Discussion | Stories Survive: Holocaust Survivor Speaks (online)


David Wiener was born on May 30, 1926, in Lodz, Poland, one of Moshe Chaim and Hannah Sur Wiener’s nine children. When he was thirteen, Wiener escaped alone from Lodz, which had been turned into a ghetto in February 1940. During the war, he survived slave labor camps, prison, and Auschwitz. His parents and all but one of his siblings were murdered by the Nazis. After the war, Wiener immigrated to the U.S., married, had two children, and became a successful businessman. Wiener will be in conversation with Monica Gordon about his life and experiences during and after the Holocaust.
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Other | Grammy-Themed Trivia Hour


Are you a fan of music and trivia? What about musical trivia? Strap on your thinking cap and test your knowledge at a live trivia competition!
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Book Discussion | I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton (online)


When everything fell apart for Lynn Melnick, she went to Dollywood. It was perhaps an unusual refuge. The theme park, partly owned by and wholly named for Dolly Parton, celebrates a country music legend who grew up in church and in poverty in rural Tennessee. Yet Dollywood is exactly where Melnick—a poet, urbanite, and daughter of a middle-class Jewish family—needed to be. Because Melnick, like the musician she adores, is a survivor. In this bracing memoir, Melnick explores Parton’s dual identities as feminist icon and objectified sex symbol—identities that reflect the author’s own fraught history with rape culture and the grueling effort to reclaim her voice in the wake of loss and trauma. Each chapter engages with the artistry and cultural impact of one of Parton’s songs, as Melnick reckons with violence, creativity, parenting, abortion, sex work, love, and the consolations and cruelties of religion. Guided by Parton’s music, Melnick walks the slow path to recovery in the company of those who came before her and stand with her, as trauma is an experience both unique and universal. Candid and discerning, I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive is at once a memoir and a love song—a story about one life and about an artist who has brought life to millions.
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Discussion | Black Feminism in a Transatlantic Context


Alice Hasters, German journalist, author, and podcaster, as well as a 2023 Fellow at the Thomas Mann House Los Angeles, joins bestselling author Morgan Jerkins for an intimate reading and discussion on Black feminism.   Alice Haster’s autobiographical book Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen (What White People Don't Want to Hear About Racism), published by Hanser Verlag, interrogates the structural racism which is present in German society and permeates every aspect of private life. The entrenchment of racism in social structures is often invisible to white subjects but has profound effects on BIPoC, who must contend with cultural intolerance, discrimination, and the pressure to assimilate on a daily basis. Racism does not merely belong to the right-wing fringes of society. This discussion will explore Black feminism in a transatlantic context, examining the lived experience of Black women in the USA and Europe, including the commonalities and differences, as well as constructing ways of overturning structures of racism and oppression.
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Book Discussion | Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America's Exercise Obsession


Natalia Mehlman Petrzela in conversation about her new book about the past, present, and future of United States fitness culture.
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Book Discussion | The Diaries of Franz Kafka: A New Translation


A conversation among Ross Benjamin, Vivian Liska, and Ulrich Baer about Ross Benjamin's new translation of The Diaries of Franz Kafka. Benjamin will read from his new essential translation of Kafka's complete, uncensored diaries, and reflect on the choices he made in realizing this translation.
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Book Discussions, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, The Diaries of Franz Kafka: A New Translation

Lecture | Correcting Mistaken Ideas: Revisiting The People’s Program at Lincoln Hospital (online)


In November of 1970, the People’s Program was founded by members from the Young Lords along with members of the Black Panther Party and the Health Revolutionary Unity Movement. Through direct action, the activists collectively organized and occupied Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, demanding the city officials and hospital administrators improve health services amidst a heroin epidemic and a moment when the city’s public health infrastructures were failing and neglecting poor, Black, and Latinx communities. After taking over the hospital, they created the People’s Program (also known as Lincoln Detox Program), an addiction treatment center to serve and care for the community that was housed within Lincoln Hospital and ran until 1978. The People’s Program was a collective effort in confronting and rectifying a dysfunctional public health system, while also serving as a pedagogical space for healthcare, political education, and grassroots organizing.  One of the activists involved in the People’s Program was speaker Walter Bosque, a member of the Young Lords, health worker, and radical acupuncturist. Bosque, along with Mutulu Shakur, formed the Acupuncture Collective after researching drug detox treatments and studying Chinese acupuncture practices used in China to treat opiate addiction. Eventually, they developed their own radical acupuncture treatment called “The People’s Protocol,” a treatment that continues to be used in treating addiction today. In this lecture, Bosque reflects on public health interventions and shares the history of radical acupuncture, the People’s Program, and the potential for political education and building public health infrastructure through collective care practices.
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Talk | Love at the Tenement (online)


Intimate relationships thrive in close communities. On this virtual tour, hear the rarely shared stories of romantic and platonic relationships of 97 Orchard Street, from forbidden to familial love. Learn about dating, courting, and marriage traditions observed in different times and cultural groups. Discover who fell for a boarder, and how you would have wooed a crush in 1910.
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Lecture | Naturally Universal: How Aristotle Explains the Success of Medieval French Song


Poets and singers in a number of medieval vernacular languages reached non-native audiences and inspired speakers of other languages to compose in theirs; and many imagined their compositions enjoying a universality similar to that of cosmopolitan languages like Latin and Arabic. An interesting rationalization of these aspirations can be discerned in a short verse narrative of a well-known episode in the youth of Alexander the Great, conqueror of India, together with his tutor, the philosopher Aristotle. Not only does it involve Greeks and Indians singing French songs and cosplaying French lovers, but the philosopher is induced to pretend to be a horse and then justifies his behavior as "natural," with far-reaching implications which this talk will explore.   Speaker Sarah Kay is Professor Emerita in the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University and Life Fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge 
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Discussion | Talk about life and death in an informal, open-minded setting (Online)


Partake in an informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Instead, the purpose of this conversation is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives. This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
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Staged Reading | Righteous Among Us: Legends and Lies


In Amy Tofte's play, a researcher at a civil rights museum collects oral histories from the ancestors of those who saved Jews during the Holocaust. She also collects the stories of those who were saved. But when she uncovers that one hero family’s legend is a lie, she must not only break the news to all involved and shatter the myth but also come to terms with her own need to find heroes and good intentions among regular people.
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Screening | A Taped Conversation with Art Critic Hilton Kramer (online)


Geno Rodriquez interviews critic Hilton Kramer (1928-2012). Kramer worked as the editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, and from 1965 to 1982, as chief art critic for The New York Times. He also published in the Art and Antiques Magazine and The New York Observer.
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Concerts, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Grammy Nominated Vocal Ensemble

Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


Mia Chung's Quiet Storm explores what it means to get to know someone "for forever". Dir.: Oliver Butler Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
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Performances, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Political Talk-Show with Humor and Wit

Performance | Play Reading and Live Music


In Gina Femia's And The Answer Is... Lex and Julie are best friends who run a college podcast. When love enters the equation, the friends are catapulted into an odyssey of redefining their relationship in a story which unfolds on the backdrop of the pop culture of the the early 2000s. Dir: Estefania Fadul With Amara Brady, Alisha Espinosa, Jacqueline Guillen, and Josh Adam Ramos Mulit-award-winning playwright Gina Femia's is best known for works developed at Playwrights Horizons and the O'Neill Theater. The evening will also feature a live music performance and talkback with the playwright.
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Mon, Feb 13
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Performances, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Play Reading and Live Music

Dance Performance | Destination Forever: Tap Dancer and Vocalist


Brinae Ali's work takes the audience on a journey into her world and how it intersects with society, radical love, and joy. Ali's interdisciplinary approach to music is rooted in her practice and pedagogy of transforming the conditioning of the human spirit. Ali was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, and is an interdisciplinary artist who believes in using the power of the arts to transform the conditions of the human spirit. She has served as the artistic director of Tapology, Inc. in Flint, MI, Fourth Wall Arts Salon, and Sound and Movement in Philadelphia.
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Mon, Feb 13
9:00 pm

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Dance Performances, February 13, 2023, 02/13/2023, Destination Forever: Tap Dancer and Vocalist

Performance | Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry


Watch mezzo-soprano and multi-dimensional artist Alicia Hall Moran's on-ice residency at The Rink. Alicia Hall Moran's project Cold-Blooded explores skating, music, and poetry with different special guests each Tuesday morning throughout the month of February. Every week Alicia Hall Moran and the artists take the ice at 6am to develop in-the-moment, multidisciplinary collaborations. Then from 7am-7:45am, the public is welcome to experience the works in process from around the Rink deck. Featuring: Writer-performer Carl Hancock Rux reading epic skate scenes Poet Charif Shanahan reading on ice Ice dancer, coach and choreographer Sarah France and friends Ice percussion by drummer JT Lewis Electronic music by percussionist Lafrae Sci Guitarist Thomas Flippin performing exerpts from Suite Sompostelana by Frederic Mompou "Blessings the Boats," poem by Lucille Clifton and live vocals by Alicia Hall Moran, musician and skater
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Tue, Feb 14
7:00 am

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Performances, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Film | Jordan Peele's Us (2019): horror 


Cementing Peele as the king of identity horror, a family battles themselves in this tense, dreamlike film. With Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. 121 Min. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
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Gallery Talk | From A(gam) to Z(aritsky): Highlights of Israeli Art from Yeshiva University Museum’s Collection: Curator's Tour


Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels will explore the character of Israeli art and the personal relationships between artists, collectors, and donors on this special tour of the exhibition.
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Lesson | Mah Jongg Lessons


Learn to play this popular game of skill, strategy, and luck that is enjoyed around the world. Mah Jongg is a fun way to meet people, sharpen the mind, and exercise memory. An experienced instructor will offer free lessons to novices and players of all levels.
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Film | Redeeming Love (2022): Western romance


At the dawn of the California Gold Rush, Angel finds herself embarking on a journey to find herself and her freedom. With a tough past behind her, she is not able to recognize the good intentions Michael Hosea has for her the first time they meet. Michael refuses to give up on her, and slowly, she begins to open up. As she begins to heal from the wounds of her former life, she starts to see what Michael sees in her. Director: D.J. Caruso. With Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Famke Janssen, Nina Dobrev, Logan Marshall-Green. 134 minutes.
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Tue, Feb 14
3:00 pm

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Films, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Redeeming Love (2022): Western romance

Workshop | Midweek Meditation (online)


A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst and Sonda Stein moderate.
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Opening Reception | On the Edge of Visibility: Lessons in Transgression


Given the queer art history theme and the works therein, which genealogically deem with themes like love and idolization, it is most fitting that the exhibition opening is on the evening of Valentine’s Day. This show genealogically examines queer art history vis-a-vis depictions of libidinal desire, adulation, and admiration, finding its thematic apotheosis in works of the mid-to-late 19th and early 20th century, after the term “homosexual” was coined and came to affect self-conceptions of queerness.
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Classical Music | A Capella Group Performs Romantic Vocal Work


The New York-based vocal ensemble Ekmeles has adopted an annual tradition of performing Karlheinz Stockhausen's masterwork Stimmung on Valentine's Day. The six-part, a cappella, overtone-singing work includes passages of erotic poetry, a playful connection to the romantic theme of the holiday. Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during the performance, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show. Onstage seating is first-come, first-served. Ekmeles is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works, and gems of the historical avant garde. With a special focus on microtonal works, they have been praised by the New York Times for their "extraordinary sense of pitch." They are one of two winners of the 2023 Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Ensemble Prize, and the first American ensemble to receive the honor.
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Tue, Feb 14
6:00 pm

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Concerts, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, A Capella Group Performs Romantic Vocal Work

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
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Book Discussion | My Last Innocent Year: An Affair with a Professor


An incisive, deeply resonant debut novel about a nonconsensual sexual encounter that propels one woman’s final semester at an elite New England college into controversy and chaos—and into an ill-advised affair with a married professor. It’s 1998 and Isabel Rosen, the only daughter of a Lower East Side appetizing store owner, has one semester left at Wilder College, a prestigious school in New Hampshire. Desperate to shed her working-class roots and still mourning the death of her mother four years earlier, Isabel has always felt like an outsider at Wilder but now, in her final semester, she believes she has found her place—until a nonconsensual sexual encounter with one of the only other Jewish students on campus leaves her reeling. Enter R. H. Connelly, a once-famous poet and Isabel’s writing professor, a man with secrets of his own. Connelly makes Isabel feel seen, beautiful, talented: the woman she longs to become. His belief in her ignites a belief in herself, and the two begin an affair that shakes the foundation of who Isabel thinks she is, for better and worse. As the lives of the adults around her slowly come apart, Isabel discovers that the line between youth and adulthood is less defined than she thought. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, Daisy Alpert Florin's book is a timely and wise portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice and move toward independence while recognizing the beauty and grit of where she came from.
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Book Discussion | Learn About the Works of Famed Argentinian Writer Jorge Luis Borges (Online)


Read and discuss three classic stories by Jorge Luis Borges: Funes, the Memorious; The Secret Miracle; The Aleph. Moderated by Ilan Stavans. Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (August 1899 - 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, as well as a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are collections of short stories exploring themes of dreams, labyrinths, chance, infinity, archives, mirrors, fictional writers and mythology. Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and majorly influenced the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. Award-winning, internationally-renowned teacher, essayist, translator, and cultural critic Ilan Stavans is the publisher of Restless Books, the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.
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Tue, Feb 14
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Learn About the Works of Famed Argentinian Writer Jorge Luis Borges (Online)

Concert | Multi-Genre Musical Celebration


Enjoy a Valentine's Day recital featuring faculty members in solo, accompanied, and ensembles performing pieces from an array of genres, including classical, jazz, rock, musical theatre, and more!
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Comedy Clubs, February 14, 2023, 02/14/2023, Valentine's Day Stand Up Comedy!

Discussion | Curatorial Roundtable (online)


With Su Wei, an art writer and curator based in Beijing. Wei was the senior curator of Inside-Out Museum Beijing from 2017-2019. His curatorial projects include the seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale "Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World," OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen (2012); and "No References: A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985" at Videotage, Hong Kong (2016); among others.
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Book Discussion | The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia: From Imperial Bourgeoisie to Post-Communist Middle Class (online)


Tomila Lankina's book argues that the Bolsheviks failed to obliterate the social structure of Tzarist Russia. The author argues that these divisions continue to have implications for understanding popular support for autocracy in Putin’s Russia now. The author makes this argument by analysing the transition of Tzarist Russia’s educated proto-bourgeoisie into modern high human capital status groups. The book challenges the notion that the Soviet Union destroyed the social structure of the past and built a new, Soviet, society, with a new party and nomenklatura elite.
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Book Discussion | Breaking the Frame: New School of Polish-Jewish Studies (online)


This book, edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross and Konrad Matyjaszek, is a collection of the most incisive texts of the New School of Polish-Jewish studies, a direction of critical thinking in Polish-Jewish history and in Holocaust studies. In facing the Holocaust, the New School opposes two intellectual frames. One of them is the framework of Polish nationalism, built around the myth of Polish innocence that either conceals or justifies centuries-old antisemitism. The other is the post-Cold War conviction that the history of Polish Christians’ anti-Jewish violence is an obstacle to Poland’s Western future and that the history of that structural violence should be told as the country’s harmonious and tolerant past. The authors of the volume reformulate the terms and conditions of discourses in history, cultural and literary studies, and other fields of research. Addressing the anti-Jewish violence perpetrated through Polish history, the book is founded on a thought that past violence can be overcome and prevented in the future if it is documented and worked through – intellectually as well as emotionally – together with its cultural context.
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Lecture | Moshiach, Moshiach!: Differing Notions of Messiah in Second Temple Judaism (online)


What do we mean when we talk about the messiah? This was a question circulating throughout ancient Judaism during the Second Temple Period (6th century BCE- 1st century CE). The figure of the messiah as articulated in various ancient Jewish and early Jewish-Christian texts was polylithic, varied and differentiated in significant ways. Among differing notions of the messiah emerges one of great significance, but which has long been misunderstood: the potential divinity of the messiah. Was the messiah a human-God? And, if some Jews thought the messiah would be divine, how helpful might early Christian texts be for helping to consider the landscape of these Jewish beliefs? In this talk, Rachel Slutsky of Seton Hall University demonstrate that ancient Jews did not have a consensus view of the messiah. She argues that present theological differences pertaining to the messiah in Judaism and early Christianity were not as stark as one might think, and that the question of the messiah's divinity and possible Godliness was in no way exclusive to the early Jesus movement.
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1:00 pm

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Lectures, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Moshiach, Moshiach!: Differing Notions of Messiah in Second Temple Judaism (online)

Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 - 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
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Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
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Workshops, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Figure Drawing

Book Discussion | And There He Kept Her: A Monster Reappears (online)


Debut author Joshua Moehling's thrilling page-turner introduces readers to a complicated new hero and pushes readers to consider what happens when the monster has gotten away, gets old, and is suddenly reengaged.
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, And There He Kept Her: A Monster Reappears (online)

Discussion | X as Intersection: Artists on Autobiography and Memory (online)


Drawing from artist Carmelita Tropicana’s concept of "Live Memoir," this panel invites participants to consider how autobiography, the archive, memory, and collective traditions inflect their cross-disciplinary artistic practices. Latinx Artist Fellows Carmelita Tropicana, Juana Valdéz, Koyoltzintli, and Candida Alvarez, in conversation with Susanna V,. Temkin and Rita Gonzalez, will also discuss particular chapters in their careers, and share their collective knowledge across decades of artistic practice.
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Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, X as Intersection: Artists on Autobiography and Memory (online)

Book Discussion | New Approaches to 3D Vision: How Humans, Animals and AI Navigate the 3D World


This launch event for the Royal Society volume that explores how AI, animals, and humans see and navigate the 3D world. 3D vision is central to a number of contemporary innovations. In Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D vision is enabling autonomous cars and robots to freely navigate the world and helping AI to solve fundamental scientific questions like protein folding. In animals, brain recordings from freely moving animals are enabling us to understand how animals process and navigate through space. In humans, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D cinema are all having a transformative effect on our 3D visual experience. In turn, these innovations are revolutionizing our understanding of 3D vision and navigation. In traditional approaches to computer vision (SLAM: simultaneous localization and mapping), animal navigation (cognitive maps), and human vision (optimal cue integration), the assumption has been that it is important to produce an accurate 3D model of the world. By contrast, these new approaches rely on partial or distorted models of the world, or no model at all. Speakers: Fulvio Domini, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University Kate Jeffery, Head of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow Ida Momennejad, Senior Researcher in Reinforcement Learning at Microsoft Research Moderated by Paul Linton, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience and Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, New Approaches to 3D Vision: How Humans, Animals and AI Navigate the 3D World

Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 – 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman

Film | Enter the Clowns (2002): Queer in China


The event features the screening of the film by Zien Cui, a leading scholar and director of Chinese queer cinema, followed by Q&A panel discussion with the director on affirming queer intimacies in Sinophone cinema. Also participating by Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies. Moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.  
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Enter the Clowns&nbsp;(2002): Queer in China

Book Discussion | Pat in the City: My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules


Fashion visionary Patricia Field celebrates the launch of her memoir with Fern Mallis and Caroline Vazzana. From the iconic stylist and fashion provocateur whose designs transformed culture—bringing the glitz of Studio 54 and the sophistication of Sex and the City to the mainstream—comes a playful yet intimate memoir of a life spent challenging conventions. Carrie Bradshaw’s pairing of a tutu with a tank top is one of the most iconic outfits ever seen on television—and a look that turned avant-garde New York designer and stylist Patricia Field into a household name. But before she was crowned the fairy godmother of haute couture, Field was the owner of the longtime East Village emporium Pat Field, a haven for drag queens, club kids, starving artists, NYU freshmen, and creative visionaries alike. Presiding over downtown with her distinctive vermillion hair and a constantly lit cigarette, Patricia was a rock ’n’ roll den mother to everyone from Amanda Lepore to Lady Bunny to Patti Smith, with her store providing the city’s eccentrics with a place to discover a sense of family, home, and a rhinestone bedazzled bustier or two. In Pat in the City, Field describes her journey from scrappy Queens kid peddling men’s pants to the fashion world’s most notorious renegade. As the daughter of immigrant parents, Field learned the principles of glamour from her entrepreneurial mother, and applied her NYU lessons on democracy to inform a fashion ethos that would reach millions. From her Studio 54 disco-glam styling to her award-winning work in The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City to today’s buzzy costuming in Emily in Paris, Field’s inimitable styling has pushed the envelope and created trends that have become the culture standard. Now in her seventies, Patricia Field is ready to tell her story—not to take a final bow, but to spread her credo of challenging convention and filling the world with joy and dancing.    
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Pat in the City: My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules

Opening Reception | Susan Swartz: The Healing Power of Nature


An installation by acclaimed abstract artist Susan Swartz. The show focuses on the healing power of nature—the beauty, the resilience and the consistency, season after season, all of which have inspired the artist. Susan’s work addresses the dichotomy of nature to both heal and to destroy and the notion that the health of the earth is inextricably linked to human health. The abstractionist works, which feature organic elements and diverse colors, utilize acrylic on linen, mixed media and giclée prints to showcase the healing qualities of the natural landscape.
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Susan Swartz: The Healing Power of Nature

Book Discussion | Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation (online)


Through case histories as well as independent reporting, author Linda Villarosa’s remarkable third book elegantly traces the effects of the legacy of slavery — and the doctrine of anti-Blackness that sprang up to philosophically justify it — on Black health: reproductive, environmental, mental and more. Beginning with a long personal history of her awakening to these structural inequalities, the journalist repositions various narratives about race and medicine — the soaring Black maternal mortality rates; the rise of heart disease and hypertension; the oft-repeated dictum that Black people reject psychological therapy — as evidence not of Black inferiority, but of racism in the health care system.
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation&nbsp;(online)

Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Films, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo

Concert | Musical Celebration of Black History Month


This event features works by extraordinary Black composers and poets, who have always stood for racial equality and justice. The theme of this year's celebration of Black History Month in the US is "Black Resistance". The use of medical masks is required.
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Wed, Feb 15
6:30 pm

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Concerts, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Musical Celebration of Black History Month

Lecture | The First Modern Woman Artist


How, in one century, does a woman artist go from anonymity to MoMA? In 2017 The Museum of Modern Art celebrated its acquisition of "the earliest self-portrait by a woman . . . in our collection:" "Self-Portrait with Two Flowers" (1907) by Paula Modersohn-Becker was also the artist's last self-portrait, painted late in her pregnancy. After giving birth, Modersohn-Becker died, age 31, an unknown artist. Today, this self-portrait is proclaimed in the capital of modern art. How, in one century, does a woman artist go from anonymity to MoMA? Hear the answers from art historian and author Diane Radycki whose scholarship is credited with making it happen.
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Wed, Feb 15
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, The First Modern Woman Artist

Book Discussion | Moonrise Over New Jessup: Thriving in the Black South (online)


Jamila Minnicks in a rich conversation on her acclaimed debut novel, winner of the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. In this enchanting novel, Alice arrives in New Jessup, a thriving, self-sufficient Black community where people are skeptical of those lobbying for integration. There, she falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup’s longstanding status quo. The book offers an insightful, fresh perspective of Black people flourishing in the American South, a celebration of Black joy, and a timely examination of the opposing viewpoints that attended desegregation in America.
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2023, 02/15/2023, Moonrise Over New Jessup: Thriving in the Black South (online)