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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 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Morning Fitness
Conference |
This the 2018 Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy at the Philosophy Department.
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9:00 am
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Conferences, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Philosophy and Coloniality
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 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, 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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City Walks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
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9:30 am
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Kundalini Yoga
Book Reading |
Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, she eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Grace Kennan Warnecke reads from her book Daughter of the Cold War
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
Film |
Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. 152 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Space Opera Sequel
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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Workshop |
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. This program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Public Speaking Workshop
Classical Music |
With: William Randolph, organ
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12:30 pm
$6 suggested donation
Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Organ Recital of African-American Composers
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 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
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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Tours, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Harlem Tour
City Walk |
On this tour, learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, 911 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Film |
Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg. Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Roger Vadim's Barbarella (1968): Futuristic Lark
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Book Reading |
The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately address the pressing challenges the world faces today: extreme poverty, widespread joblessness and precarious employment, burgeoning inequality, and large-scale environmental threats. This message was brought home forcibly by the 2008 global economic crisis. Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice shows how human rights have the potential to transform economic thinking and policy-making with far-reaching consequences for social justice. Radhika Balakrishnan is faculty director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New York and the Co-Chair of the Civil Society Advisory Committee for the United Nations Development Program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice
Concert |
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Chamber Music Concert I 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Chamber Music Concert II 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Student Composers' Concert 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Yeu-Tay Chen, saxophone
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Student Recitals
Concert |
Ewald Cheung, Violin  4:00PM Max Tan, Violin  6:00PM Juilliard Jazz Ensembles  7:30PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, College Recitals
Staged Reading |
As the coffins pile up in a small town in Syria, a party leader decides to offer a goat for each martyred son. A father learns the hard way about the surreal reality of politics, war, martyrdom, and life. Written by Liwaa Yazji (Syria), translated by Katharine Halls, directed by Zishan Urgulu.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Staged Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Goats: Life in War-Torn Syria - an offer of a goat for each martyred son
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
Poetry Reading |
Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work for the pleasure of listening to outstanding literary accomplishment. Featuring poets: Mahogany L. Browne Caylin Capra-Thomas Jamie Mortara Aziza Barnes
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, The Poets of YesYes Books
Book Reading |
In 1944, the International Labour Organization laid out its “Declaration of Philadelphia,” a full-fledged social bill of rights in the same spirit as FDR’s State of the Union address that same year. The welfarist spirit was then at its apex—but French legal scholar Alain Supiot argues that with neoliberalism still rampant today, even following the 2008 economic crash, the concept of social justice laid out in the Declaration remains an important baseline.
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Alain Supiot discusses his book The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market
Discussion |
How do we make oral histories more accessible to a public audience? This roundtable convenes activists and historians from different fields to discuss their projects in presenting oral histories through podcasts and exhibits, crafting coherent narratives out of exciting but often unwieldy sources. What audiences can these publicly-minded initiatives incorporate? How do the demands of narrative structure these histories? What are the promises and pitfalls of such an approach? Panelists include: - Cynthia Tobar, Founder of Welfare Rights Oral History Project and Head of Archives at Bronx Community College - Cassie Wagler, NYC Trans Oral History Project - Christine Mladic Janney, Public Humanities Fellow - Moderated by Joan Flores-Villalobos, Ph.D. Candidate, African Diaspora History
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Discussions, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Listening to History
Discussion |
The Challenges of Writing the Historical Subgenre: with Hope C. Tarr, the award-winning author of 25 historical and contemporary romance novels, most recently Slovene!, and Radha Vatsal, author of A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines.
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Discussions, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Award-winning author of 25 historical and contemporary romance novels
Lecture |
With: Yitzchak Jaffe, Visiting Assistant Professor
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Lectures, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, What Do Barbarians Eat? Food and Society at the Fringes of the Shang and Zhou World
Staged Reading |
Accused of murder, a woman dreams of the sun, the hills, and the wind while facing trial. She has no right hand with which to promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Written by Aristide Tarnagda (Burknia Faso), translated by Heather Jeanne Denyer, directed by Kareem Fahmy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Ways of Loving: Woman on Trial
Workshop |
In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. Our simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand.
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Journey Meditation
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Meditation at the Library
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Okay, so you have debt. It's frustrating sure, but it's not the end of the world. Millions of people are in the same boat right now, and many of them are steadily working their way toward being debt free. You can do it too. Like all your financial goals in life, getting rid of debt requires a plan. Victoria Fillet Konrad discusses how to create your plan for financial freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Dealing with Debt: Student Loans and Credit Cards
Film |
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo. Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. 202 min.
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Films, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992): Sprawling Bopic
Film |
When Matteo's life falls apart, he moves into a 1985 VW van, traces his roots to Naples, birthplace of pizza, and discovers "arrangiarsi," the art of making something from nothing. He realizes he's not only "living the film," but needs to master arrangiarsi to survive. 96 min. Followed by a Q&A with director Matteo Troncone, and a panel discussion with renowned Italian pizza makers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Arrangiarsi: Pizza... & the Art of Living (2017): Italian Documentary
Film |
The New York premiere of a documentary about the enigmatic fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. The late Jenny Meirens, co-founder of the maison, and members of the design team reveal their creative processes and unique philosophies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, We Margiela: Documentary on Enigmatic Fashion House - unprecedented  insight into one of the most influential design houses of our time
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Isabel Allende. This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Book Club: Maya's Notebook
Classical Music |
Performances by Julliard students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Chamber Musicians from Juilliard
Talk |
Rita Williams-Garcia is The New York Times bestselling author of nine novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her most recent book is Clayton Byrd Goes Underground. Her novel Gone Crazy in Alabama ends the saga of the Gaither Sisters, who appear in One Crazy Summer and PS Be Eleven. Her novels have been recipients of numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, National Book Award Finalists, Newbery Honor Book, Junior Library Guild, and the Scott O’Dell Prize for Historical Fiction.
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Talks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum: Rita Williams-Garcia
Book Reading |
The author of the international bestseller The Song of Achilles returns with her latest novel, the story of the mythological sorceress Circe, inspired by The Odyssey. She speaks about it with classicist and Odyssey translator Emily Wilson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Madeline Miller discusses her book Gods and Mortals
Book Reading |
This book is the first comprehensive survey to examine the impact and widespread practice of the post-Bauhaus-influenced design style and method through the work of some of its most avid adherents and rebels. Critic and historian of graphic design Steven Heller is the author or editor of more than 170 books on design and popular culture, an influential design educator at the School of Visual Arts, and a recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award. Greg D’Onofrio is a designer, educator, and cofounder of Kind Company and Display, a graphic design collection.  He teaches the history of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Design historians, Steve Heller and Greg D’Onofrio, discuss their book The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design
Lecture |
Marcia M. Gallo discusses the underappreciated impact of feminism on LGBTQ activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From consciousness raising to mass mobilizations, from Radicalesbians to Gay Academics, the influence of feminism on queer activism was felt not just in New York City but around the country. Gallo, a visiting scholar from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will be joined by special guests for an evening of lecture, conversation, images from the Library's collections, and more.
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Lectures, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Radical Feminism and LGBTQ History
Screening |
Filmmaker Mai Masri’s extraordinary body of films deal with cinematic approaches to understanding the contested lives of children living in conflict and the challenges of women in detention. Her participatory media work, documentary films, and recent narrative feature have been deeply influential and offers a unique artistic and political perspective in the Middle East context. Mai Masri hosts a screening of her new award-winning film 3000 Nights and a special 3-hour masterclass showcasing her documentary film practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screenings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Documentary: 3000 Nights (2015): cinematic approaches to understanding the contested lives of children living in conflict and the challenges of women in detention
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Laurel Snyder Chloe Marie Dustin Maxwell
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Talk |
In the last decade, Lodigiani has worked across several mediums in the animation industry and independently, creating work for advertising, branded content, music videos, broadcast, and short lms. Lodigiani finds inspiration in every day life, New York City, music, lms, traditional animation, Saul Bass, Richard Williams and the almighty Internet. 
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Talks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Cento Lodigiani, Motion Artist and Animation Director
Talk |
A New York-based painter, Cloud’s work examines the conditions of painting in its contemporary life among countless reproductions, symbols, and descriptions. Cloud asserts that “paintings are always objects within a system of objects, and my paintings create a kind of microcosmic system of objects (toys, mazes, symbols, and painting materials), which although familiar within their own contexts, might combine into an overarching system of familiarities that create a kind of transparency of their own.”
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Talks, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Artists' Talk: Mike Cloud
Poetry Reading |
Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and translator. Through poetry, publication, and intellectual activism, he resisted communist authorities of the Polish People’s Republic. His participation in a campaign of intellectuals against undemocratic changes to Poland’s constitution saw his work banned between 1976 and 1980.
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Poetry Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Ryszard Krynicki discusses his book Magnetic Point
Book Reading |
An original collection of lauded philosopher Galen Strawson's writings on the self and consciousness, naturalism and pan-psychism.
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Galen Strawson discusses his book Things That Bother Me
Book Reading |
This book overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations.
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, William Ayers discusses his book 'You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!': And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education
Book Reading |
An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.
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Book Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Richard Powers reads from his book The Overstory
Discussion |
Plays have an aliveness and immediacy of impact that allow them to palpably reimagine and, thus, shape reality. In many locations, theater has become a site of resistance and transformation. The dearth of translated plays in this country, therefore, amounts to occluding an important aspect of the global ethical sociopolitical conversation. What are we missing? Critic and translator Michael Eskin will reflect on translating Éloge de la faiblesse (In Praise of Weakness) by severely disabled original philosopher Alexandre Jollien – a Socratic play devised, among other things, as both an act of resistance to our society’s discourse on disability and a call to redefining what it means to be “normal” and/or “different.” Poet and translator Agnes Walder will reflect on translating Tyrtaeus: A Tragedy by Holocaust victim Lajos Walder. Written in Hungary in the early 1940s in response to Nazi occupation, it was rediscovered in 1988 and published in the U.S. for the first time in 2017. Playwright and translator Jeremy Tiang will speak about the challenges of translating work from the Chinese-speaking world, whose political contexts and modes of resistance may not be as familiar to western audiences. Moderated by Martin Puchner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Playing with Fire: Theater in Translation as Resistance
Master Class |
Taiwanese marimbist Chin Cheng Lin is recognized worldwide as an exceptionally gifted artist. He has received numerous awards and effusive reviews for both his live performances and recordings, among which is a “European Soloist Champion Award”. He was invited to perform for the Belgian Royal Family.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Taiwanese marimbist, known worldwide
Workshop |
This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Workshops, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Introduction to Meditation
Concert |
H. Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano Program: Vicente Lusitano (1520-1561) Heu Me Domine arr. Roy Jennings (b. 1951) Great Day (1995) arr. Shawn E. Okpebholo (b. 1981) Oh, Freedom (2013) arr. Roy Jennings Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees (1995) Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940) From the Dark Tower Marques L. A. Garrett (b. 1984) A Cycle of Love: Songs of Happiness, Heartbreak, Hope, and Healing (2013) Roy Jennings Dream Trilogy and Wake-up Call (2008) Dianne Reeves (b. 1956) Tango (2011) Oscar Brown III (1956-96) Insight (1995)
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Vocal Works
Musical |
A very special performance of the dramatic and musical adaptation of Calvin Alexander Ramsey's children’s book. This is a true story from the Civil Rights era that includes seven spiritual songs arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. It tells an account of the two mules that drew the wagon carrying Dr. King’s body during his funeral procession in Atlanta, following the assassination. Dr. King visited Gees Bend three weeks before Selma's Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, to urge residents to vote.
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Musicals, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: Musical Based on Children's Book
Staged Reading |
A blind female seer with bleeding eyes, Miss Piggy, channels a confused Tiresias as she tries to get a handle on the bizarre behavior of Donald Trump’s persona. Written by Elfriede Jelinek (Austria), translated by Gitta Honegger, directed by Stefan Dzeparoski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, On the Royal Road: The Burgher King: Stumped Seer
Classical Music |
Eduardus Halim has captured the imagination of piano lovers the world over with the originality and maturity of his interpretations. An ethnic Chinese who was born in Indonesia and given a Muslim name, he studied the violin and piano as well as Javanese dancing before moving to New York, where he established himself as a pianistic force and earned the rare privilege of becoming the last pupil of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Eduardus Halim, piano; the last pupil of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz
Classical Music |
Program: Bernice Johnson REAGON - There's a New World Comin' Anäis MITCHELL - Why We Build the Wall (from Hadestown) Dan MESSÉ, arr. N. KOCI - Half Acre Franz SCHUBERT - Die Nacht (Op. 17, No. 4) C. Hubert H. PARRY - There is an Old Belief (from Songs of Farewell) Morten LAURIDSEN - Sure on This Shining Night Alan O'BRYANT - Those Memories David YAZBEK, arr. N. KOCI - Answer Me (from The Band's Visit) TRADITIONAL - Bright Morning Star TRADITIONAL / Reverend OSBY - Woke Up This Morning (with My Mind Stayed on Freedom) Si KAHN, arr. Peter AMIDON - Here is My Home With: The New School Chorus
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 17, 2018, 04/17/2018, Choral Works by Schubert and More
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