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One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Morning Fitness
Conference |
Breakfast/Registration 9:00 am   Opening Remarks 9:15 am, Jonathan Zisook and Rebecca Pollack 9:30-11:00 am Artistic and Cultural Representations in Poetry, Literature, and Music  11:15 am-12:45 pm Politics and Theory across the Globe   2:00-3:30 pm The Holocaust and Jewish Memory   3:45-5:15 pm American Jewish Culture, Religion, and History 5:30-6:30 pm Navigating a Career in Jewish Studies   Final Remarks and Reception 6:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Conferences, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Jewish Memory and Culture: 1945-Present
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
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9:30 am
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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.
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9:30 am
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City Walks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
Symposium |
This two-day Franco-American workshop seeks to compare the cultural, ethical, religious, historical and policy implications of how reproductive technologies have developed and now impact our two national contexts. In both countries, advanced reproductive technologies have long been in development and are now in widespread use. France and the United States share a certain number of similar conceptions relative to kinship and gender, and are both undergoing comparable evolutions in the creation of new family configurations. Yet in France, public discourse calling for “social solidarity” with people experiencing infertility is widespread and public payment and access is designed and tightly controlled through biomedical regulation. In the US, by contrast, “privacy” of family life and “consumer choice” dominate the public discussion, while few insurance schemes actually cover reproductive technology expenses and market access shapes both popular imaginaries and practical use. 
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Symposiums, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Cultural and Ethical Values from a Comparative Perspective
Film |
Starring: Zachary Scott, Lucille Bremer, Louis Hayward. Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end. 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Edgar G. Ulmer's Ruthless (1948): Obsessed with Money
Conference |
With: - Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, The Asia Society; Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science - Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy - Kitti Prasirtsuk, Vice Rector for International Affairs, Thammasat University - Cheng-Chwee Kuik, Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia - Murray Hiebert, Senior Associate, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies - Donald Weatherbee, Donald F. Russell Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina - Aileen Baviera, Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman - Amy Freedman, Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Conferences, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, The Trump Administration and Southeast Asia: Strategic Implications & Southeast Asian Responses
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 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Bach at Noon
Tour |
A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
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12:30 pm
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Festival |
Celebrate the birthday of self-taught artist Henry Darger. At 1 pm join a special Closer-Look Tour with educator Kevin Miller. From 1:30-2:30 pm, drop into the art studio to create your own collaged watercolors inspired by the objects on view in the galleries. From 3-5 pm listen as poets, writers, and artists conduct a live reading of Darger’s seminal book Realms of the Unreal. At 5:30 pm enjoy two talks-- curator Valérie Rousseau for a special discussion of Darger’s manuscripts, and art historian Michael Bonesteel for a talk, entitled Henry Darger: World-Builder.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Festivals, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Henry Darger Day: Celebrating Realms of the Unreal
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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Slide Lecture |
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an official photographer at the Olympics? Jeff Cable just returned from his 6th Olympic Games, shooting for Team USA. He will be showing his images from PyeongChang and giving his back stories of the experience. Come join the excitement and share the passion of sports and photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Photographing the Olympics in PyeongChang
Jazz |
There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for his drumming: in the early sixties, when Phil was in his teens, his band won a competition at the Apollo Theatre. The legendary blues and R&B singer Bobby (Blue) Bland happened to be there, and asked Young to tour with him in night clubs around the country. A music career drumming for the likes of George Benson and Dizzy Gillespie followed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Phil Young, Drummer and Leader of The Harlem Hip
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Screening |
Carole Y Johnson hosts a video screening and presentation that traces the political and cultural origins of Black contemporary dance in Australia. This event celebrates the occasion of Johnson’s life story interviews recorded as part of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s Oral History Project.
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1:00 pm
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Screenings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Dance on Film: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Dance as Political Action
Film |
Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru. The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Robert Rossen's All The King's Men (1949): 3-Time Oscar Winner
Gallery Talk |
A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour
Classical Music |
Program: Bernstein: Songfest Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, arr. Klaus Simon Artists: NOVUS NY with soloists from Choir of TWS: Heather Buck, Melissa Attebury, Luthien Brackett, Steven Caldicott Wilson, Edmund Milly and Paul An; Daniela Candillari, guest conductor
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Total Embrace: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Classical Music |
Program: Music of Handel and his contemporaries Christina Kay, Soprano Mili Chang, Baroque flute  Kate Goddard, Baroque violin  Matt Zucker, Baroque cello  Benjamin Katz, Harpsichord  
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Ensemble Melos performs works by Handel and His Contemporaries
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 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, 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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Film |
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett. After a ski instructor catches her husband flirting with an old flame, she decides to pose as her (fictitious) twin sister in an attempt to keep him faithful. 90 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, George Cukor's Two-Faced Woman (1941): Garbo Is Her Twin
Film |
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Getaway Expert
Film |
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson. The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Stephen Chbosky's Wonder (2017): Child with Differences
Tour |
A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
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3:30 pm
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Talk |
Speaker: Thomas B. Gold, Professor of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley
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4:00 pm
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Talks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, China 1979: A Year of Great Significance, as Experienced by an American Exchange Student
Lecture |
The ancient Roman triumphal arch was given new life in the New World. In Baroque Mexico, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora (1645-1700) created an arch to honor a new Spanish viceroy but he designed it as an elegy to the long-gone Aztec rulers of Tenochtitlan. How did he manage to introduce Mexican princes where the dynastic kings of Spain were expected? What were the intricacies of his design, and how could this Baroque triumph be radical and traditional at the same time? Speaker Rolena Adorno is the Sterling Professor of Spanish at Yale University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, A Baroque Triumph of Aztec Iconography and Creole Design in Colonial Mexico
Concert |
Khari Joyner, Cello
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, College Recital
Film |
Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close. In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Gilles Paquet-Brenner's Crooked House (2017): Agatha Christie Mystery
Master Class |
Timothy Cobb joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Bass in May 2014, after serving as principal bass of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and principal bass of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra since 1989. He has appeared at numerous chamber music festivals worldwide, including the Marlboro Music festival, through which he has toured with the Musicians from Marlboro series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:55 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Timothy Cobb, Principal Bassist of the New York Philharmonic
Discussion |
A presentation and conversation about the pioneering work of Salvador Minuchin with experts from the fields of social justice, family therapy and academia. The event will help to advance collaboration between child rights advocates and child therapists working with underserved children and their families in overcoming trauma. The presentation and conversation is part of a series of activities that will be rolled out during 2018 inspired by the legacy of Salvador Minuchin, whose seminal work in family structural psychotherapy influenced the field for more than 60 years. Minuchin’s pioneering work with families from low-income neighborhoods around the world inspired and educated generations of therapists. The event will address commonalities between child rights advocates and that of therapists when treating child trauma. It will also explore how the two groups can work together more closely to advance policies and programs helping the most underserved children and their families who experience trauma.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Working with Families of the Poor: Taking Forward the Legacy of Salvador Minuchin
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of new paintings by the internationally-known Spanish painter Guillermo Muñoz Vera embodies the subject of his current body of work: the contrast of light and shadow, the relationship of time and space, the similarity of past and present, and the impact of globalism on the world. The twelve oil paintings on view depict nature, architecture, technology, commerce and man, each work provoking the viewer to explore the similarities and differences that the artist perceives.       
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Analogies & Dichotomies / Analogías & Dicotomías: Paintings by Guillermo Muñoz Vera
City Walk |
On May 24, 1883, journalist Montgomery Schuyler said "It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge." This tour will tell the story of the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, and examine its ever-present historical, technological, and cultural impact. Note: this tour is held early, as to avoid the massive crowds that the bridge continues to attract, 135 years after its completion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Historic Brooklyn Bridge Tour
Opening Reception |
A series of photo essays that explores the narrative of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants through objects they brought with them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Just in Case | На Всякий Случай: Photo Essays by Valerie Zimmer
Opening Reception |
Suspicion, vengeance, and irrationality have become the new norm. As in previous times of radical social change, zealotry and demagoguery surge as faith in the established order recedes. The collective pursuit of democratic ideals, built on Enlightenment principles never quite fulfilled, suffers waves of backlash, resentment built up from centuries of promise and disappointment. Democracy, gamed by the twin forces of privatization and media spectacle, is forced to watch its failures writ large, its susceptibility to rule by personality at last delivering the role of leader as farce. Artists: Martin Beck Henry Codax Ceal Floyer Katharina Fritsch Sara VanDerBeek Andy Warhol Horacio Zabala
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Opening Receptions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, The Earth is Flat.: Group Show
Book Reading |
Nigella Lawson celebrates her newest cookbook. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Nigella Lawson discusses her book At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking
Book Reading |
From Vincenzo Galilei to the French Revolution, author Mitchell Cohen offers a compelling and sweeping investigation into the intersections of music and the state in The Politics of Opera, an investigation into how politics—through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs—have played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce.
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Book Readings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Mitchell Cohen discusses his book The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Lecture |
With: Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım, Brooklyn Museum
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Alexander to Iskandar: Paintings from Persian and Turkish Manuscripts
Lecture |
This lecture sheds light on how cultural interventions into conflict and social justice re-configure the governance of trauma in contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina. It engages a productive critique of the ‘trauma market’ within post-conflict societies and proposes ways out of the increasing threats to justice, security, and development in the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as globally. It further demands enhancing the transformative potentials, agents, and actions that struggle against social and political violence and inequality through hopeful politics at the grassroots level.  Speaker Jasmina Husanovic is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a chair of Cultural Studies.
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Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Reconfiguring the Trauma Market: Cultural Interventions into Conflict and Social Justice
Lecture |
It is no surprise that global warming will disproportionately affect countries with hot climates, which includes most low-income countries. However, new International Monetary Fund research shows that a rise in temperature lowers a countries’ per capita output over the long term. It reduces agricultural output, suppresses worker productivity, slows investment, and damages health. Petia Topalova, deputy division chief at the IMF's Research Department, will discuss these findings and the necessary policy recommendations to help these countries cope with the adverse consequences of weather shocks and global warming. This includes investment in adaptation strategies as well as the sustained commitment of the international community in supporting low-income countries’ efforts to cope with climate change—a global threat to which they have contributed little.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Economic Impacts of Weather Shocks and Climate Change: How Can Countries Cope?
Workshop |
Free Intro class. Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This course will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and the wide range of aromatherapy techniques we can use in many aspects of our lives. With Marc Gian.
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Workshops, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Introduction to Essential Oils for Healing Body, Mind, and Soul
Gallery Talk |
The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way, often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly. In Natural Impact, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them. With artists Tim Daly, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Brant Moorefield, and Lina Puerta.  
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Gallery Talks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Artists discuss the exhibition Natural Impact
Gallery Talk |
Well-known photographer and educator Joyce Culver will discuss her career in photography, with paying particular attention to her work about lesbian and gay couples, her father's Alzheimer's, her commercial celebrity portraits, and the impact her pet bird Lulu's flying away had after 17 years of companionship. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, MoMA, and numerous private collections.
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Meaningful Pictures: A Talk by Photographer Joyce Culver
Classical Music |
Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams presents compositions by giant masters of the keyboard: Nikolai Medtner, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alexander Scriabin. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Egyptian-American pioneer composer and ethnomusicologist Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017).
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6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Fairy Tales and Forgotten Melodies: Music of Russia's Silver Age
Park Walk |
Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. They will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
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6:15 pm
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Park Walks, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk
Discussion |
The World in Words is a podcast about language and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Hosts Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories and interviews from the world’s linguistic front lines. In short, they’re nerdy and wordy. The podcast began as an offshoot of the public radio program, PRI’s The World. The hosts will tape an episode of the podcast live. It will be an evening of audio storytelling exploring a slew of wildly different subjects from the history of braille to the secret languages of animals.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, The World in Words:  from the history of braille to the secret languages of animals
Lecture |
Remarkable structures, which offer tangible lessons of architectural know-how, sustainability and embodied energy, are rather often  a subject to erasure due to their unfortunate past. Hear an opinion of a well-known specialist on how to decouple the physical asylums from their phantoms to promote adaptive reuse rather than repressive and wasteful erasure.
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Lectures, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, How to resuscitate remarkable architectual structures?
Screening |
When the Ballets Russes premiered The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky to Stravinsky's new score in Paris in May, 1913, the theater erupted in a riot. The dancers could not count the music, the musicians did not consider it music and the movements did not resemble classical ballet. The birth of modernism! Many years later an historian labeled this performance a warning of a century to come in which the world sacrificed its best people searching for peace. The Joffrey Ballet performed Rite in 1987 reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Celia Ipiotis, creator of the television series Eye on Dance, interviewed Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer in 1987. Ipiotis will show the program and interview two former Joffrey dancers: Nicole Duffy Robertson and Denise Jackson Sutherland.
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Screenings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, The Rite of Spring: Screening and Discussion
Film |
An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch (Paulette Dubost), which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the airwaves, the family prefers to focus on petty squabbles and personal matters rather than the current political climate. When the escalating protests leave them no choice but to venture deeper into the wilderness, they become even more removed from social affairs. 107 min.
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6:30 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Louis Malle's May Fools (1990): French Drama
Film |
Covering movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art, Painters Painting takes a look at numerous luminaries of the New York Arts scene through conversations with the artists in their studios. This special screening will be in 16mm.
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6:30 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, 16mm Film Nights: Emile de Antonio's Painters Painting (1973)
Opening Reception |
Encounter the original works Lee Freeman collected from cutting edge artists from communist-era Czechoslovakia, art pieces that might have never breathed and prospered without his vigorous determination to bring them across the Iron Curtain.
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Opening Receptions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Artists Caught Behind the Iron Curtain: Works from Communist-Era Czechoslovakia
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This lecture highlights the extraordinary “power of less” and offers doable ways to build deep connections with children that give families resiliency and joy. Payne gives voice to the feeling that something is not okay about “the new normal of overwhelm” that many parents experience.
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Book Readings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Kim John Payne discusses her book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids
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When Nina Collins entered her forties, she found herself awash in a sea of hormones. As symptoms of perimenopause set in, she began to fear losing her health, looks, sexuality and sense of humor- perhaps all at once. Craving a place to discuss her questions and concerns, and finding none, Nina started a Facebook group with the ironic name, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, which has grown exponentially into a place where women most with strong opinions and fierce senses of humor have surprisingly candid, lively, and intimate conversations.
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Book Readings, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Nina Lorez Collins reads from her book What Would Virginia Woolf Do?
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Daniel Alarcón is a Peruvian-American author. His first book, War by Candlelight, was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship, named a Best Young American Novelist by Granta magazine, and one of 39 under 39 Latin American Novelists. In 2010, he was also recognized by the New Yorker as one of 20 promising writers under 40. His novel At Night We Walk in Circles was published by Riverhead Books in October 2013. Victor La Valle is an American author. He is the author of a short-story collection, Slapboxing with Jesus (1999) and four novels, The Ecstatic (2002), which was a finalist for both the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, Big Machine (2009), The Devil in Silver (2012), and The Changeling, which was selected as one of 2017's ten best books by New York Public Library.  
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Discussions, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Writers in Conversation: Daniel Alarcón and Victor LaValle
Classical Music |
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) performs works by the composers of NYU.  The ensemble is a 35-member collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. The group explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. Emerging composers have anchored ICE’s programming since its founding in 2001.
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, The International Contemporary Ensemble
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Contemporary Opera Ensemble 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Eunae Koh, violin 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Le Ji, collaborative piano 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Symphony Orchestra 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Senior Opera Theater: The Snow Maiden 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Coco Leung, piano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Xinxin Zhang, piano
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Student Recitals
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Program: COPLAND Three Moods BARBER Excursions MENOTTI Ricercare and Toccata on a Theme from The Old Maid and the Thief FOSS For Lenny COPLAND (trans. Bernstein) El Salón México BARBER Ballade BERNSTEIN Touches BOLCOM Dead Moth Tango CORIGLIANO Gazebo Dances, for piano, four hands BERNSTEIN Anniversaries for Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, and William Schuman In celebration of the Bernstein Centennial, 11 Juilliard pianists present a selection of American piano works by Bernstein, Barber, Copland, Corigliano, and others, interspersed with readings of Bernstein's speeches and letters to and from Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, William Schuman, and others, given by Juilliard actors Philip Stoddard and Elizabeth McKnight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, PianoScope: Leonard Bernstein's America
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Gila Goldstein teaches at Boston University.
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Gila Goldstein, Pianist
Classical Music |
Program: Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 Ives: Quartet No. 2 Discover why this invigorating chamber ensemble, named for the Greek god of the four winds, is “clearly a string quartet to watch” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Aeolus Quartet performs Beethoven, Ives
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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A group of Viennese artists will perform live sets and preview their new work in an exclusive event. Featuring: Byrell The Great Fauna Gischt Jung An Tagen Klitclique  
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Hyperreality: Live Music from Viennese Bands
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Performances from finalists of the string competition.
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Strings Honors Recital
Classical Music |
Program: Purcell:"Sweeter than roses"; "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" Strauss: "An die nacht" from the Brentano Lieder"; "Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden" from the Brentano Lieder; "Amor" from the Brentano Lieder Liszt: "Oh, quand je dors" Henri Duparc (1848-1933):"Chanson triste"; "Extase"; "Soupir" Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983):"Zamba"; "Triste"; "Arroro" John Kander (b. 1927): "Letter from Sullivan Ballou" Student recital - Kira Kaplan, soprano
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Concerts, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Vocal Works by Strauss, Purcell, Liszt and More
Film |
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann. Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control. 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:15 pm
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Films, April 12, 2018, 04/12/2018, Werner Herzog's Woyzeck (1979): Classic German Drama
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