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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Henry V: Shakespeare by Obie Award-winning director
free events nyc Malcolm D. Lee's Girls Trip (2017): Raunchy Comedy
free events nyc Thinking About a Career Change
free events nyc Autoreconstrucción: Sculpture, Dance, and Music by Abraham Cruzvillegas
free events nyc Julian Lennon signs copies of his children's book Heal the Earth
free events nyc Renowned Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo: "mesmerizing," "spine-tingling"
free events nyc Signal to Noise: Lecture and Performances
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City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Hike |
The walk will last approx 3-3.5 hours with a stop at Steves Key Lime for an optional snack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$3
Hikes, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Red Hook Hike
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Symposium |
A two-day symposium which brings together artists, writers and curators from South Korea and the U.S. to break the generalized perception of Korea and understand the complexities of artists’ practices and cultural backgrounds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Symposiums, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Mindful Joint 2018: Contemporary Korean Art in Conversations
Concert |
Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists. Today: Avi Stein of Trinity Church Wall Street, NYC
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital
Film |
Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith. When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. 122 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Malcolm D. Lee's Girls Trip (2017): Raunchy Comedy
Film |
Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald. A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Films, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, John Ford's Oscar Winner The Quiet Man (1952): Boxer Finds Love
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Harlem Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Conference |
Keynotes: Dr. Alberto Moreiras (Texas A&M), and Dr. Falguni Sheth (Emory University)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Conferences, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, On Bridges and Walls: Towards a Philosophy Without/Beyond Borders
Staged Reading |
Extremadura was written by Blake Bishton and directed by Tony Speciale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Staged Readings, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Extremadura: Reading of a Student Play
Concert |
Evan Harris, Jazz Tenor Saxophone  4:00PM Samantha Lake, Tuba  4:00PM Kathryn M Stewart, Double Bass  6:00PM Kathryn Henry, Soprano  6:00PM Jiaqi Long, Piano  8:00PM Thomas West, Baritone  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, College Recitals
Workshop |
This workshop is most appropriate for adults who have had several different employers or at least 10 years of work experience. These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history.  You'll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backward, you'll move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Workshops, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Thinking About a Career Change
Classical Music |
Program: Shawn Kirchner Unclouded Day Cyrillus Kreek Psalms of David: Psalm 104 Eriks Esenvald Magnificat William Grant Still Sinner, Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass Eugene Simpson Hold On! Nathaniel Dett Listen to the Lambs Warren Martin Great Day Kenyan Song of Peace Ukuthula With: University of Mississippi Concert Singers
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Choral Works
Poetry Reading |
With: Amanda Nadelberg, Lisa Olstein, Dean Rader, and Arundhati Subramaniam
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, 4 poets read their work
Book Reading |
Wortman examines the rhetorical force of certain key words in the discourses of Russian state, political thought, and literature. He shows how terms for cultured conduct (kul'turnost'), political affection (love, liubov', joy-radost' etc.), personhood (lichnost'), truth (pravda) and geographical integrity (tsel'nost') assumed almost sacral meaning. He considers how these terms took on a life of their own, imposing the designs of the Russian state and defining the hopes of educated society in the process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Richard S. Wortman discusses his book The Power of Language and Rhetoric in Russian Political History
Workshop |
This event will feature holistic beauty wellness free talks and free meditation circles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Holistic Beauty & Wellness Event
Discussion |
Four distinguished editors at work in New York describe their editing practices and the publications they produce. Sarah Fan is a senior editor at Lapham’s Quarterly. For many years she was an editor at the publishing house The New Press. Katie Raissian is an editor at Grove Atlantic, where she edits literary fiction and nonfiction. She is also editor and publisher of Stonecutter, a print magazine of art and literature. William S. Smith is the editor of Art in America. Dayna Tortorici is a writer and co-editor of n+1, a journal of literature, culture, and politics published three times a year. Her criticism has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Among Other Things: Editors on Editing
Discussion |
Emerging relationship-technologies promise both peril and opportunity. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to navigate between the two possibilities, especially when technology continues to seduce with promises of shimmering unlimited hope. Consequently, a challenge shared by students, early career professionals, and mid-career and senior clinicians is developing a productive relationship with using technology that is consistent with one’s values and clinical identity, as well as with emerging research about technology’s impact on relationships. This lecture will take up that challenge by exploring how “screen relations,” i.e., technologically-mediated relationships, afford different relational possibilities and exhibit different processes and outcomes from what takes place when people are bodies together. A central theme will be the opportunities present when tele(mental)health interventions are information based and the inevitable perils when relational factors are important. Speaker: Dr. Todd Essig
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, The Clinical Consequences of Screen Relations: How Intimate Technologies and Technological Intimacies Influence Psychotherapy
Open Mike |
The annual First Friday's Open Mic Edition features the Langston Hughes Poetry Slam. Come celebrate and honor the life of the legendary poet in the historic Langston Hughes Lobby, where his ashes are interred. Bring your best poetry to share during open mic sessions on the cosmogram and dance the night away to curated beats by DJ IRS. Hosts for the evening will be Marvy Tha Don and Tone Blaze, with special opening remarks by award-winning poet Kevin Young. Suggested Dress Code: Harlem Chic. 21+ Event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Open Mikes, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Langston Hughes Poetry Slam/Open Mike
Workshop |
Arirang is the most popular traditional folk song of Korea, and it is often considered as symbolizing the spirit of Korean people. Through the 2-day workshop, participants will learn about several traditional regional variations of the Arirang as well as compose verses for a modern "New York" version, which will be inspired by aspects of their everyday, ordinary lives. The Arirang is inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, and according to UNESCO, a great virtue of Arirang is its respect for human creativity, freedom of expression, and empathy. A distinct feature of Korean folk songs is that people can make their own lyrics with regional characteristics and through this workshop, each participant will be able to create their own unique Arirang song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, New York Arirang: A Song of the People
Performance |
For his first institutional work in New York since 2007, Abraham Cruzvillegas combines elements of sculpture, dance, and music to build on his working methodology of autoconstrucción (or “self-construction”). The artist will produce a sculpture using everyday objects and refuse sourced in the Chelsea, a neighborhood currently under large-scale construction and development. This work will be activated in a twenty-minute performance by choreographer Bárbara Foulkes, whose improvised, aerial dance mirrors the suspension of the objects on display. The performance features musical intervention by Andrés García Nestitla.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Performances, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Autoreconstrucción: Sculpture, Dance, and Music by Abraham Cruzvillegas
Talk |
A talk by Capt. Antonio Salinas of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Combat Reflections: Afghanistan
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, High Line Tour
Book Reading |
Nisha Kapoor's research uncovers state violence, surveillance, deportation, and detention towards Muslims, refugees, and people of color in the UK. In an era of ICE raids, border walls, and travel bans, she calls upon us to question the power of the state to confer and deny human rights- and humanity itself- in the name of security and the War on Terror.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Nisha Kapoor reads from her book Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism
Book Signing |
The pop singer and son of John Lennon invites kids to jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. Lennon’s interactive book immerses children in a fun and unique journey where they can. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Signings, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Julian Lennon signs copies of his children's book Heal the Earth
Discussion |
Virtual Futures has crossed the Atlantic for a New York City edition of its Near Future Fictions event series. Continuing its mission to reassert the significance of science-fiction as a tool for navigating our interactions with technology in the future, this event aims to bring together American and U.K writers to delve beneath the Big Apple's luminescent veneer. By exploring the near future through an academic introduction, a short story reading by each of our authors, and a moderated panel discussion, it hopes to cast light on how the technological innovations lurking around the corner will affect our lives. This is an evening of staring the future deep in the eyes and challenging everything it seems to promise. Featured speakers: Tim Maughan - Author and journalist using both fiction and non-fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice/Motherboard. Joanne McNeil - Writer, editor and critic who has contributed to The New York Times and Rhizome. Brendan C. Byrne - Fiction author and critic, whose work has appeares in The Baffler, Rhizome, Terraform and Flapperhouse. Jennifer Marie Brissett - Science fiction author whose debut novel Elysium was the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation, and who's short stories have been published in The Future Fire and Terraform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Virtual Futures: Near Future Fictions
Play |
Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare by Obie Award-winning director
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Tour |
The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
Concert |
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  MSM Chamber Choir and Lab Chorus 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Christa Dalmazio, soprano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Grant Smith, jazz trombone 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Joanne Sang Min Lee, cello 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  John Otten, trumpet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Student Recitals
Concert |
Yungchen Lhamo is a renowned Tibetan singer who has performed in over 80 countries. Lhamo's music is inspired by spirituality and Tibetan mantras, and has been met with ecstatic critical praise worldwide. Alternately described as "beautifully evocative," "mesmerizing," "spine-tingling," and "transcendent;" Lhamo creates a space of sacred intimacy in her performance promoting the anticipated release of her new album, One Drop of Kindness: Inner Peace. Lhamo will be joined by Bashiri Johnson on percussion and Bob Bottjer on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Renowned Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo:  "mesmerizing," "spine-tingling"
Discussion |
In 1966, artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman and Bell Labs engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer established the collective Experiments in Art and Technology with the intention of promoting collaborations between artists and scientists, thus initiating what is now recognized as a watershed effort in nurturing new kinds of interdisciplinary exchange. In the spirit of such collaborations, The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and the Astronomy Public Outreach program present Signal to Noise, an interdisciplinary salon centering on the topic of sounds of the solar system. A talk by a Columbia astronomer, the presentation of sound and video art pieces, and the distribution of a zine will take place in a variety of locations in hall—a lecture hall, a library, and a stairwell—and will be followed by public access to the department’s observatory for stargazing. Featuring projects that simultaneously embrace, reconfigure, and trouble scientific data and technological ideals, Signal to Noise aims to create an overlapping dialogue that playfully underscores both the confluences and points of fracture between artistic and scientific perspectives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Signal to Noise: Lecture and Performances
Play |
A modern reflection of the story of the convicts and guards of the first British penal colony in Australia putting on a play. Our Country's Good is a funny, inspiring, and uplifting tale about finding hope and humanity in the darkest of places. A student production of the play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Our Country's Good: Penal Colony in Australia
Performance |
For his first institutional work in New York since 2007, Abraham Cruzvillegas combines elements of sculpture, dance, and music to build on his working methodology of autoconstrucción (or “self-construction”). The artist will produce a sculpture using everyday objects and refuse sourced in the Chelsea, a neighborhood currently under large-scale construction and development. This work will be activated in a twenty-minute performance by choreographer Bárbara Foulkes, whose improvised, aerial dance mirrors the suspension of the objects on display. The performance features musical intervention by Andrés García Nestitla.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Performances, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Autoreconstrucción: Sculpture, Dance, and Music by Abraham Cruzvillegas
Concert |
Alto saxophonist Adam Hutcheson hosts tonight's jazz session.  Adam Hutcheson has been based in NYC since 2013.  He is an in demand performer having performed and recorded alongside the likes of Mike Clark, George Colligan, and Duane Eubanks.  He has performed in jazz festivals and clubs throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and is an alumnus of the acclaimed University of North Texas jazz studies program where he played lead alto in the grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
$5
Concerts, April 06, 2018, 04/06/2018, Adam Hutcheson, Alto Saxophonist
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