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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 19, 2018?

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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free events nyc George Braith, Underground Saxophone Legend
free events nyc Music in Art Spaces with Terrance McKnight from WQXR and jazz musicians
free events nyc Dag Solstad, Towering Figure in Scandinavian Literature
free events nyc Juilliard organists perform works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, and more
free events nyc What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
free events nyc Suite for Abu Sadiya: A Musical Take on a North African Myth
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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.
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Workshops, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Morning Fitness

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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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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

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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 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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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.
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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Williamsburg Street Art Tour

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Few philosophers have elicited as much controversy as Baruch Spinoza (1632-77), banished from the Sephardic community for his heretical views. A day of guest speakers will explore his philosophy in the context of the tumultuous world of the 17th Century Holland, and its continued relevance today. Keynote address by author and historian Russell Shorto.
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Conferences, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Spinoza's Universe

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Stars: Warren William, Constance Cummings, Allen Jenkins. A con man and his helper decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. 70 min.
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Films, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Roy Del Ruth's The Mind Reader (1933): Phony Clairvoyant

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Markus Prior's book explores the origins of interest in politics. Lunch will be served at this event.
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Author Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Markus Prior discusses his book Hooked: How Politics Captures People's Interest

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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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Workshops, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park

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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.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Bach at Noon

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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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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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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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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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Renowned violinist and faculty Rolf Schulte, along with DMA candidate Nicolas Namoradze present a program of sonatas by Medtner and Prokofiev.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Music in Midtown: From Czarist Russia to the Soviet Union

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George Braith is the hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, George Braith, Underground Saxophone Legend

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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.
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Workshops, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

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A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour

Classical Music |


Program: Bernstein: La Bonne Cuisine & I hate music Foss: Time Cycle and For Toru Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg) NOVUS NY featuring Joanna Mongiardo, soprano; Julian Wachner, conductor
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Total Embrace: Leonard Bernstein at 100

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The medieval bestiary was a collection of descriptions and stories about animals, ranging from the mundane to the fantastic, which described moral and theological lessons to be learned from the natural world. Marginalia will explore music connected with several favorite creatures, introduced by narration translated from medieval sources. Marginalia is an ensemble of early music specialists dedicated to the performance of the rich, varied, and often virtuosic repertoire of medieval instrumental and vocal music. The ensemble uses medieval bagpipe, vile, hurdy gurdy, medieval harp,percussion, and other instruments to recreate the music of medieval minstrels as it could have sounded. Christa Patton-harp, woodwinds Dongmyung Ahn-rebec, vielle Peter Walker-voice, bagpipe, hurdy gurdy Sarah Walker-narrator
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Marginalia performs 'The Book of Beasts'

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Popular and Contemporary Culture 1:30pm-3:30pm Martin Lüthe (JFKI, Freie Universität Berlin) Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University) Daniel Stein (Universitaet Siegen) break 3:30pm-4:00pm Gender/Kinship/Sex 4:00pm-6:00pm Gigi Adair (Potsdam) Rebecca Brückmann (Kassel/Cologne) Khary Polk (Amherst College) Robert Reid-Pharr (Graduate Center, CUNY) 6:00pm Discussion with refreshments
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Conferences, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Cultures of the Contemporary African Diaspora

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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.
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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Harlem Tour

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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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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

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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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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

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Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. 140 min.
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Films, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal (2017): Japanese Actioner

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20,000 YEARS IN SING SING (1932). 1st film of double feature. 78 min., b&w, Michael Curtiz, Dir. Starring Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron. A tough criminal meticulously plans his escape from the famous prison with his girlfriend as his getaway driver. SCARLET DAWN (1932). 2nd film of double feature. 58 min., b&w, William Dieterle, Dir. Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Nancy Carroll, Lilyan Tashman. A Russian aristocrat and his servant girl escape to Turkey during the 1917 Russian February Revolution.
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Films, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Double Feature: 2 Dramas from 1932

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Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell. Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. 125 min.
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Films, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying (2017): Military Engagements

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Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? 110 min.
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Films, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Randal Kleiser's Grease (1978): Musical Nostalgic for the 1950s

Book Discussion |


Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Europeans by Henry James.
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Book Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space: The Europeans

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Discuss the book by Jhumpa Lahiri.
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Book Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Book Group: Interpreter of Maladies

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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 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Chamber Music Concert IV 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Chamber Music Concert V 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Freshman Vocal Recital 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Jiayin Li, piano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Rong Yue, voice 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Yao Lu, piano
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Student Recitals

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Program: Guido d'Arezzo Ut Que Laxis Jaques Arcadelt Ave Maria Michael John Trotta Totus Tuus Morten Lauridsen O Nata Lux Ryan Kerr and Nick Myers Jenny Stephen Hatfield Amazing Grace Thomas Tallis If Ye Love Me Shawn Kirchner Angel band Ola Gjeilo Ubi Caritas Kinley Lange Esto Les Digo Jacob Narverud Dominus Vobiscum Georg Philip Telemann, arr. Jacob Narverud Ich Will Den Herrn loben allezeit Shawn Kirchner Unclouded Day With: South Mecklenburg High School Choirs (Charlotte, NC) 
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Choral Works by Telemann and More

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Stephen Wyrczynski is with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Stephen Wyrczynski, Violist

Lecture |


In this engaging lecture-performance, musician and ethnographer Tanya Kalmanovitch discusses how she uses music, sound and dramatic storytelling to address climate change and social-environmental crisis in her hometown of Fort McMurray, Canada -- a place described as "the largest -- and most destructive -- industrial project in human history". Actor Jennifer Van Dyck joins Kalmanovitch to perform musical and dramatic excerpts from the work. Audience members will be guided in examining how the stories they tell about oil shape how they perceive its problems and imagine their resolutions.
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Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Tar Sands Songbook: An Earth Week Lecture and Performance

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An informative and insightful panel event. Learn about the challenges of, potential solutions for, and different perspectives on food waste throughout the supply chain. This panel event will feature speakers from Gotham Greens, Nomad Trading Co., and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. They will have a thoughtful discussion on food waste with time for audience Q&A.
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Food Waste: Farm to Fork

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A major exhibition of artist Wendy Ewald’s collaboratie photographic projects. The exhibition features over 70 black-and-white vintage prints from seven of Ewald’s earliest projects.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Works, Projects, Collaborations: An Exhibition by Wendy Ewald

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In this exhibition, Lake offers a refreshing counterpoint to her previous work by creating a room installation where ten imposing "blossom" sculptures are illuminated by a mirror ball. The blossoms are constructed of images scanned from Japanese vintage kimonos for young girls. Lake prints and cuts the floral patterns, reassembling them with toy parts, plastic flowers, imitation gold, sequins, and various other objects, all by hand. As in her usual practice, Lake selects only the materials that recall her own childhood palpably.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Unison: Sculptural Photographic Works by Mayumi Lake

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An exhibition of new paintings by the artist Elliott Puckette, her eighth solo exhibition at the gallery. With this body of work, the artist challenges herself to push her use of line by first translating it into three dimensions, making ephemeral sculptures out of wire.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, New Work: Paintings by Elliott Puckette

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A multisensory presentation of Gutiérrez’s subjective experience as a Mexican woman living and working in New York. Gutiérrez uses a range of media to investigate how the conditions of everyday life set the stage for our experiences and in doing so shape our individual and collective identities. Through the work, Gutiérrez presents a collective culture of the Mexican immigrant; reminding us of the sociopolitical imbalances at the same time emphasizing a broader definition of America.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Walking in Lightness: Photos by Amanda Gutiérrez

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This group show, curated by Becca Hoffman, the Director of the Outsider Art Fair, presents a variety of work inspired by Robert Frank's The Americans.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Shutter Speed: Group Photography SHow

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The exhibition features prominent works from the Briggs estate, which the gallery owns, from the 1950's to the 1980's. One painting in the show is from the 1940's and has never been shown before.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Ernest Briggs: Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism

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Born in Mexico City, the photographer Flor Garduño takes inspiration from the often solitary and desolate landscape of her native country. Although photographs were taken in locations as varied as Mexico, Poland, and Switzerland, her works are greatly influenced by the Mexican master Manuel Álvarez Bravo in their solitude and surrealist overtones. While working under another Mexican photographer who greatly influenced her, Mariana Yampolsky, Garduño developed her own unique style. Garduño’s subjects are indigenous children, women’s bodies, along with the animals and plants that have come to symbolize the sacred, surreal, and magical spirit of Mexican culture. She always works in black and white (never in color) and eschews digital photography, shooting only using film.
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Opening Receptions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Flor Garduño: Trilogy: Photographing the Essence of Mexico

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A compilation of portraits taken by American photographer Susan Wood of some of the most prominent and influential women of the 20th century. Her notable subjects include Diane von Furstenberg, Martha Stewart, Nora Ephron, Alice Waters, Jayne Mansfield, and Gloria Vanderbilt among many others.
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Author Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Photographer Susan Wood discusses her book Women: Portraits 1960-2000

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Richard Filipowski, a major figure bridging the Bauhaus and American midcentury modernism, finally gets his due. Filipowski (1923-2008) was among the most gifted polymaths in the annals of American modernism. Whether as a painter, sculptor, or designer of furniture and jewelry, Filipowski developed a lush, abstract, and amazingly consistent visual language that marks him among the finest figures of midcentury art and design.
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Book Signings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Marisa Bartolucci signs copies of her new book Richard Filipowski: Art & Design Beyond the Bauhaus

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It’s called the world’s most solitary occupation, but writers never create entirely on their own. The best writing reflects and resonates with stories from the past and the present. In this session, award-winning writers from around the world read from their own work, and works that have influenced them. With Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Alicia Kopf, Xiaolu Guo and Aminatta Forna. Moderated by Bridgett Davis. 
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Resonances: Writers on Writing

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In early modern Europe, the pursuit of natural knowledge was, in great part, a family enterprise. In the course of researching women's contributions to science, and more broadly issues of gender in science, historians of science have begun, over the past several decades, to uncover the numerous ways in which the actual practice of science in fields ranging from astronomy to botany depended on women's unpaid (and often unrecognized) labor.   As a number of scholars have shown, wives and daughters frequently made the observations or performed the calculations required to sustain their male relatives' scientific projects. This talk will explore the ways in which, during the early modern period, research projects seem to have become the collective responsibility of entire households across generations, and the ways in which gendered divisions of labor emerged in the process. Speaker Alix Cooper teaches early modern European history and the history of science, medicine, and the environment at SUNY-Stony Brook on Long Island.
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Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Family Matters: Gendering the Labor of Early Modern Science

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In the fall of 2015, a professor of New York City history offered an introductory lecture on that topic to a class of some 200 mostly White students at an elite university. He did so by opining that what sets New York City apart from the rest of the nation is its 400-year long history of “diversity and toleration.” One piece of evidence he provided for this claim was visual. He conjured the image of multiply-colored bodies on the subway. Based on ongoing research, this talk examines the ways that visual evidence is summoned to make claims and counter-claims about racism, while also comparing the reception of concrete evidence of racism that is received (or not) aurally. It also shows that claims about New York’s self-proclaimed status as a non-racist haven accord inordinate power to the visual in those realms constituted as quintessentially New York—like the subway—while simultaneously ignoring the visual evidence of racism in other kinds of spaces. With: Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York  
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Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, I Love (Racist) NY: Envisioning Race in the Empire City

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A special musical performance inspired by the work on view. Hosted by Terrance McKnight and featuring musicians Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) and Joel Ross (vibraphone), this event will take place as part of the Look and Listen Festival, an annual series dedicated to presenting contemporary music in art spaces.
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Music in Art Spaces with Terrance McKnight from WQXR and jazz musicians

Gallery Talk |


Astrophotography, beyond its purely scientific value, has become an art form in its own right. But both creating a photograph of the night sky and the digital processing have their own special challenges. In this lecture, gallery member and astronomer George Greenstein and classical music composer and astrophotographer Preston Stahly will present stunning astronomical images and discuss both their scientific import and the techniques used to make them.
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Gallery Talks, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, The Art of Photographing the Night Sky

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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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Park Walks, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk

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Dag Solstad is the author of some 30 books, revered by writers as diverse as Haruki Murakami, Peter Handke, and fellow Norwegian Karl Ove Knausgaard. Critic James Wood describes his work as “utterly hypnotic and utterly humane,” while others rhapsodize about the sparkle and luster of his language. His stature in Norwegian letters is often compared to Philip Roth’s position in American letters. He is joined by writer Lydia Davis, who taught herself Norwegian reading Solstad’s Telemark, and author, literary critic and editor John Freeman, for a conversation that explores the power of contemporary Norwegian literature and Solstad’s own most recent books to be translated into English, T Singer and Armand V.
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Talks, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Dag Solstad, Towering Figure in Scandinavian Literature

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The painters Lois Dodd, Thomas Nozkowski, and Philip Taaffe discuss the state and shape of contemporary painting with critics Barry Schwabsky, Faye Hirsch, and John Yau.
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Rewriting Painting

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From a single sticky note at a subway stop to the largest one-day protest in U.S. history to mark Trump’s inauguration, expressions of public protest can take many forms, with art playing a crucial role. Artists Amy Khoshbin and Tania Bruguera, along with writer A.M. Homes, explore opportunities for creativity in activism, and detail their work, which shares themes of cultural and familial identity, immigration, and human fortitude under extreme duress. They delve into the collaborative project, Word on the Street, curated by Khoshbin, and investigate the symbiotic relationship between art and social change. Moderated by Carmen Hermo Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Artists Take the Street! Creativity in Activism

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How can we define the elusive quality of "Italian-ness" in music? This discussion group gives voice and vocabulary to our intuitions about Italian music, both instrumental and vocal. You'll listen to music from the sublime Palestrina, pinnacle of the Italian Renaissance; through Monteverdi, Lulli, Cherubini, Puccini, Respighi and more; to John Corigliano and our modern world, naming Italian characteristics and asking whether they stand the test of time. What Makes It Italian is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. It is free and open to the public without regard to participation in the earlier series. Attendance at all meetings, which take place on Tuesdays from April 10 to May 15, is encouraged, as the discussions are cumulative. Led by Gina Crusco, who also guides listening at the Riverdale Y, formerly music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions Opera. Tonight: Lulli/Lully: How a Florentine Defined French Music
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Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music

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A presentation by author and art historian Margaret Oppenheimer, author of The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic, will discuss Mme. Jumel’s  art collection--over 240 paintings acquired in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.
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Slide Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Madame Jumel Collects: The Pioneering Art Collection of Rags-to-Riches New Yorker Eliza Jumel

Screening |


A selection of rarely seen short documentaries shot in France in May 1968, showing the events as they unfolded in real time in universities, occupied factories, rural France, and on the streets of Paris. These films were collected into a curated collection to mark the 50-year anniversary of May 1968, and have never or rarely been shown in the United States.
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Screenings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, The Cinema of May 68: Short Documentaries Filmed in May 1968

Poetry Reading |


Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). Adrian Matejka is the author of The Devil's Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won the New York / New England Award. Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa is completing an MFA in Poetry and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Poetry Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Poets Read: Safia Elhillo / Adrian Matejka / Ife-Chudeni Oputa

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Drawing on never-before-used archival sources and interviews with significant figures in the crisis, Phillips-Fein shows how the 1975 brush with bankruptcy permanently transformed New York.  
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Author Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Kim Phillips-Fein discusses her book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

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1968 was the year that defined the decade—Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, unprecedented antiwar riots disrupted the Democratic National Convention, and the Tet Offensive in Vietnam changed the course of the war. With this political unrest came a breakthrough of American counterculture into the mainstream led by students and protesters alongside the voices of Aretha Franklin, Simon and Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan.
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Author Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Charles Kaiser discusses his book 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation

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As the current opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, this panel brings together three photographers who are finding new ways of depicting addiction: Nina Berman‘s decades-long project looking at the trauma of addiction and the healing potential of collaborative art; Edwin J. Torres’s photographs that show the effects of synthetic marijuana in his own community; and Graham MacIndoe‘s nuanced yet powerful series of self-portraits and environments taken during the years he was addicted to heroin and crack. At a moment when 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, photography now plays a key role in shaping our understanding of this crisis. Moderated by Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor of Time, this panel offers ways in which we can further the conversation beyond what we already know—that America is dealing with its worst addiction epidemic yet.
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Confounding Expectations: Picturing Addiction

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French author Lola Lafon and American novelist Christopher Sorrentino both share a fascination for the 1970s, the figure of Patty Hearst–who is at the heart of their novels Mercy Mary Patty (Actes Sud, 2017) and Trances (Simon and Schuster, 2005)–and the collective secret desire to shed one’s skin and start life over again. Their bodies of work explore the meaning of identity, and the role that storytelling plays in our understanding of both ourselves and each other.
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Discussions, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Identity, Transformation, and Freedom: A Conversation Between Novelists Lola Lafon and Christopher Sorrentino

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Elisheva Baumgarten of Hebrew University presents a social and religious history of the Jews of medieval Northern Europe (1000- 1400), taking pains to include the stories of those who did not write the histories that have reached us. She is the author of several works that focus on women and gender hierarchies, including Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe.
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Lectures, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Towards a Social History of Medieval Jewish Marriage: Finding Individuals within Communities

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Popular music was in a creative upheaval in the late 1970s. As the singer-songwriter and producer Chris Stamey remembers, “the old guard had become bloated, cartoonish, and widely co-opted by a search for maximum corporate profits, and we wanted none of it.” He takes us back to the auteur explosion happening in New York clubs such as the Bowery’s CBGB as Television, Talking Heads, R.E.M., and other innovative bands were rewriting the rules.
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Author Readings, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Chris Stamey reads from his book A Spy in the House of Loud

Concert |


A musical performance inspired by the work on view, Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions. A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Through his art Winters desires to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. His drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. Hosted by Terrance McKnight from WQXR and featuring musicians Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) and Joel Ross (vibraphone), this event will take place as part of the Look and Listen Festival, an annual series dedicated to presenting contemporary music in art spaces.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Music inspired by art: drawings by renowned Terry Winters and saxophone

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Brooklyn-based, French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares, French cellist Vincent Segal, and American drummer Nasheet Waits reimagine the forgotten Stambeli tradition—a healing trance music created by the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal's original compositions form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis, thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia. 
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Suite for Abu Sadiya: A Musical Take on a North African Myth

Master Class |


Andrew Appel is with Four Nations Ensemble.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Andrew Appel, Pianist

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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? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with the Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Plays, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Public Theater's Mobile Unit

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Program: Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) Victimae Paschali Laudes Camille Saint-Saëns Fantasy in E-flat Chen Zhangyi (b. 1984) The Sixth Angel Rachel Laurin (b. 1961) Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, Op. 45 selections from Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Antiphons, Op. 18 David Goode (b. 1971) Concert Fantasy on Themes by Gershwin J.S. Bach Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582 "Feux Follets" (arr. Ryan Kennedy) from Liszt's Transcendental Etudes and the Sonata in B Minor Juilliard organists Yuejian Chen, Daniel Ficcari, Ryan Kennedy, Colin MacKnight, Jeremiah Mead, Levente Medveczky, Alexander Pattavina, and Phoon Yu will be performing works on the cathedral's Great Organ.
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Juilliard organists perform works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, and more

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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.
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Tours, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

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The German title of this work literally means the "petit bourgeois wedding." Like other of Brecht’s early works, for example Baal, Drums in the Night, and The Threepenny Opera, it is seen as a critique of bourgeois society. Part of the Senior Thesis Festival. Directed by Britt Berke (’18).
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Plays, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, A Respectable Wedding: A Short Play by Bertolt Brecht

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Program: Andy Akiho (b. 1979) Karakurenai Mark Applebaum (b. 1967) Catfish Bob Becker (b. 1947) Mudra Michael Burritt (b. 1962) Fandango 13 Lou Harrison (1917-2003) Song of Queeztecoatl Thomas Kotcheff (b. 1988) Part and Parcel Nico Muhly (b. 1981) Ta and Clap Julia Wolfe (b. 1958) Dark Full Ride
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Concerts, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, NYU Percussion Chamber Music Ensemble performs works by contemporary composers

Comedy Club |


Performers: Dante' Nero, Kenny Deforest, Olga Namer, Von DeCarlo, Jared Waters, Jeremy Pinsly, Erik Angel
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Comedy Clubs, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Stand up comedy night

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Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Producer of Laughs on FOX). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City.
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Comedy Clubs, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Bodega Cat Comedy Show

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"Charles L. Mee's dip into the mind and obsessions of the artist Joseph Cornell, is a shimmering confection." -- The New York Times Part of the Senior Thesis Festival. Directed by Lauren Cannon (’18).
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Plays, April 19, 2018, 04/19/2018, Hotel Cassiopeia: Inside the Mind of an Artist
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