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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 28, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 66 free events take place on April 28 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out April 28 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of April . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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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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Editor's Picks

free events nyc 11th Annual Street Games: Play Retro Games from the '60s and '70s
free events nyc Tribute to "the father of South African jazz" Hugh Masakela
free events nyc Works by Vivaldi and Handel
free events nyc Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and more
free events nyc Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
free events nyc Upper East Gallery Walk
free events nyc World Tai Chi Day
free events nyc International Tabletop Games Day
free events nyc The Concept of History
free events nyc Pieces by J.S. Bach and Rameau
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


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 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Morning Fitness

Conference | 7th Annual Radical Democracy Conference


This graduate student conference is on the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. If the preconditions for the rise of the far-right, xenophobia, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, right-wing populism, religious fundamentalism and fascism can be found within liberal democracy and neo-liberalism, laying bare the violent foundations of the liberal democratic project, then what hope can theories of radical democracy offer toward re-founding society on democratic principles? How have the rise of social movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring, Rojava, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, 15M, AntiFa, and the emergence of left alternatives such as Podemos, MAS and Syriza both exposed the contradictions of institutionalism, capitalism, rule of law, deliberation and other aspects of liberal democracy, and also illuminated the need for radical democratic alternatives?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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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City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


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 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Conference | Crimea Matters Conference


A two-day international conference organized by Valentina Izmirlieva, Sophie Pinkham, and Mark Andryczyk.
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Conference | Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968


A two-day conference to consider the 50th anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968. From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Global Cities in Crisis, and Alternative forms of Political Activism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Fifty Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968

Tour | Harlem 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.
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Tours, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Harlem Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour


Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
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City Walk | Manhattan Street Art Tour


Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
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City Walks, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour

Tour | Williamsburg Bridge, Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park Walk


Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. Take a few-block look at the changing face of the “Lower East Side” before going over the century old Williamsburg Bridge (1903). In Williamsburg, visit the George Washington statue and pass Peter Lugar’s Restaurant on our way down Bedford Avenue to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with an optical zoom lens. Rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM if weather is a question.
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Tours, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Williamsburg Bridge, Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park Walk

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Opening Reception | Upper East Gallery Walk


Visit Upper East Side galleries and attend events led by industry experts.
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10:00 am
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Opening Receptions, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Upper East Gallery Walk

Symposium | Slave Pasts in the Present: Narrating Slavery through the Arts, Technology, and Tourism


Over the past few years, slavery has become a frequent theme in contemporary culture. Even though the topic has always been central in countries such as Brazil and the United States, it seems we have been watching more movies, soap operas and tv series on slavery than ever. Tourists are visiting historical sites and engaging in tours on the history and memory of the slave trade all over the Atlantic world. Crowds are packing museums on African-American culture. Slavery is represented in dance in popular festivals such as Rio’s carnival. Not surprisingly, slavery is a topic as sensitive as it is trendy. Video games and children’s books are provoking discussions among school-age parents. Movies are becoming public controversies. And the discussions over memorials and statues that deal with the slave past set the stage for political protests all over the United States.   This symposium aims to discuss the ways in which slavery is narrated in the tourism and entertainment industries. 10 am – 10:30 am       Coffee 10:30 am – 1:00 pm    Slavery, Heritage and Tourism  Chair: Barbara Weinstein (NYU) Monica Lima (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro): Talking about the History of Slavery Visiting a Site of Sensitive Memory: the Case of Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Keila Grinberg (Andrés Bello Visiting Professor, NYU and UNIRIO): Slavery and the Challenges of Tourism of Memory in Brazil Alissandra Cummings (University of West Indies, Barbados): The Absence of Presence: Resurrecting the “Ghost of Slavery” in 21st Century Caribbean/Barbados Paul Gardullo  (National Museum of African American History and Culture): Meanings of Memory:  Building Community Stewardship around the history of the slave trade in Mozambique and South Africa Discussant: Daryle Williams (University of Maryland)   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm      Lunch 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm      Slavery, Storytelling and Entertainment Chair: Ada Ferrer (NYU) Paula Halperin (SUNY: Purchase College): Domestic Space, Intimacy, and Historical Imagination in the Brazilian Soap Opera Escrava Isaura (1976) Brenda Romero (Limerick University): The New World: A Look at Slavery in Games Lisa Woolfork (University of Virginia): _Deliberate Remembering and Willful Forgetting: Approaches to American Slavery in Popular Culture_  Ashraf Rushdy (Wesleyan University): Underground and Overseas: Recent Developments in Contemporary Narratives of Slavery Martha Abreu (Universidade Federal Fluminense): Narratives about Slavery in Brazilian Samba and Carnival Discussant: Yuko Miki (Fordham University) Reception to follow.
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Workshop | Fly Fishing Worksop


Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis. Equipment provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Saunter Stretch #3: A 12-Mile Walk


12 miles, 5 hours. Start tuning up for The Great Saunter, our epic 32-mile hike around the Manhattan shoreline, by walking the final part of the hike. Walk south along the Harlem and East rivers, passing through Harlem River Park and Carl Schurz Park.
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Tour | Williamsburg Bridge Walk: Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park


Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. Take a few block look at the changing face of the “Lower East Side” before going over the century old Williamsburg Bridge. In Williamsburg, visit the George Washington statue and pass Peter Lugar’s Restaurant on our way down Bedford Avenue to the Brooklyn Museum. Rain or shine.
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


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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Workshop | World Tai Chi Day


Celebrate World Tai Chi day with classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. All ages and levels are welcome.
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Workshops, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, World Tai Chi Day

Workshop | 11th Annual Street Games: Play Retro Games from the '60s and '70s


Get outside and kick it “old school” with boxcar derbies, shuffleboard, stickball and other classics Revisit the days when boxcar derbies, stickball, pogo sticks, double-dutch and shuffleboard were all the rage at the 11th Annual Street Games. The event re-introduces classic games enjoyed by past generations to a new generation of kids. Street Games inspires kids to take a break from electronics, get up, get outside, and get active. Kids can try their hand at wheelchair basketball, paddleball, wall ball and parkour, or learn skateboarding and rollerblading tricks from the pros. Street Games is more than just games. The event will include live music and performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Groove Hoops, a professional hoola hoop group. Street Games is open to all ages and abilities.
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Workshops, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, 11th Annual Street Games: Play Retro Games from the '60s and '70s

Classical Music | Beethoven String Quartet Marathon, Presented by the Juilliard School


The Library hosts a full day of Beethoven string quartet concerts, along with related educational events.
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Discussion | Modern and Contemporary American Poetry Meet-Up


A meetup for poetry lovers! April is Poetry Month. In celebration, this is a discussion about modern poetry. Together find the meaning and beauty in the words of modern poetry.
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Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


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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Workshop | International Tabletop Games Day


Celebrate International Tabletop Day. Try out this season's new party, card, and strategy games, and meet new people at the same time.  1pm - 1:45pm: Card games 2pm - 2:45pm: Party games 3pm - 3:45pm: Role playing games 4pm - 4:45pm: Euro games 5pm: Settlers of Catan Tournament
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Film | Adam McKay's Oscar Winner The Big Short (2015): Market Madness


Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is. 130 min.
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Parade | 2018 NYC Sikh Day Parade


Fun and frolic. FREE VEGETARIAN FOOD and Non-Alcoholic Beverages FOR ALL. Many top ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS and INTERFAITH leaders will be there. Please bring your family, friends.
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Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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Park Walk | Stroll to Strawberry Fields


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.
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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Tour | Crossroads of New York Tour


The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
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Author Reading | Patents and Plato: Map-Related Patents in General, and One Clever Inventor in Particular


Mark Monmonier will speak about his book and sign copies.  
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Film | Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017): Protecting the Assassin


Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman. The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. 118 min.
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Film | Andy Goddard's Set Fire to the Stars (2014): Saving DylanThomas


Stars: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly. An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas. 98 min.
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Film | Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Winner of 3 Oscars


Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. 129 min.
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Films, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Winner of 3 Oscars

Film | Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-Winning Phantom Thread (2017): Fashion Designer's Love


Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville. Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. 130 min.
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Opening Reception | 2 Exhibitions on Czech History


The Masaryk Phenomenon The special exhibit focuses on the unique personality of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founding father and first President of Czechoslovakia. The project depicts his many roles as professor of philosophy, sociologist, writer, politician, journalist, visionary, democrat, father, and husband. A combination of display panels and projections portrays Masaryk’s worldly inspiration and broad influence as well as his critical thinking and courage to oppose the majority while defending justice and human values.  Milan Rastislav Štefánik – the Great Slovak and European Diplomat Milan Rastislav Štefánik was a Slovak politician, diplomat and astronomer. During World War I, he served at the same time as a general in the French Army and as Minister of War for Czechoslovakia. As one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council (the resistance government), he contributed decisively to the cause of Czechoslovakian sovereignty, since the status of Czech- and Slovak-populated territories was one of those in question until shortly before the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1918.
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Opening Reception | Mobilizing for Action: Recent Political Collages


New work by multimedia artist Cristina Biaggi includes collages, sculptures and paintings.
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Author Reading | The story of two daring women—one a pilot, one a reporter—who defy stereotypes in 1929 New York.


Theasa Tuohy discusses her novel Flying Jenny
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Discussion | The Concept of History


It has been common in modernity to think of history as singular and universal, progressively moving forward to a particular end. Although only few contemporary philosophers and historians maintain the view that there is strict universality and teleology in history, according to Professor Dmitri Nikulin in his most recent work, The Concept of History, the remnants of these positions still affect our understanding of history. In the account he gives, which he traces back to antiquity, Nikulin interrogates what we mean when we talk of history and the philosophical problems we get into by conceiving of it in certain ways. If we jettison the idea of an objective universal end to history, are we left in a morass of relativism? Can we embrace a view of history as an amalgam of genealogies and geographies while still doing justice to constituents of our accounts of history that seem to be historically invariant? This will be a roundtable discussion of Nikulin's latest book and the philosophy of history, more generally. Nikulin will be joined for the roundtable discussion by Jeffrey Bernstein (Professor of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross), and Massimiliano Tomba (Professor of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, and former Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy). A reception with drinks and light refreshments will follow.
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Discussions, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, The Concept of History

Concert | Violin virtuoso featured at the PBS's From the Top


Since age 8, the 17-year-old violin virtuoso Alice Ivy-Pemberton has more competition victories and performances at New York’s most prestigious concert halls under her belt than many successful musicians twice her age. At age 10 she played on NPR’s “From the Top” and the PBS series “From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall” . Ms. Ivy-Pemberton has performed as a soloist in many venues including Bargemusic, Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall.
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Jazz | Tribute to "the father of South African jazz" Hugh Masakela


Experience South Africa's rich culture celebrating the life and music of trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018). He was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He also had a number 1 US pop hit in 1968 with his version of "Grazing in the Grass".
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Tribute to "the father of South African jazz" Hugh Masakela

Gallery Talk | Constructions: On John McLaughin's Exhbiiton


Art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman will speak about this rare group of collages.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Marc Leuthold


Meet and hear from the master ceramic artist.
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Play | Carnal: Marriage Can Be Painful


Tom and Dan like each other. Dan wants a fairytale romance. So does Tom. Dan fantasizes about a destination wedding. Tom fantasizes about Dan abusing him in a hotel room. In a place where fantasy and reality must collide, and the line between sex and violence is all but erased, these men must make a stand for how they want to experience love – and pain. A college production of the a play by Nikhil Mahapatra.
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Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


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 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Symposium | Czech-American Ties in the Last 100 Years


Lectures addressing defining events that tied Europe and the United States by professors from Charles University. -- Prof. Martin Kovář: The United States and Europe 1918–2018: The Unfinished Story; -- Dr. Jaromír Soukup: The Americans in Europe: The United States of America and the „German Question“: Case of the Rhineland; -- Doc. Jakub Rákosník: The United States of America, Central Europe and Czechoslovakia in the Years 1945-1953; -- Prof. Ivan Šedivý: Pepsi, Zappa and World Policeman: Image of the USA in Czech Society during the Communist Period (1948–1989)
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Jazz | Student Jazz Guitar Recital


Payton Kerkes, Guitar
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Student Jazz Guitar Recital

Classical Music | Concert on Water: Classical Music


The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Classical Music | Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation


Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
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Dance Performance | Leap Century: Rutgers in New York: A Group Show


This group exhibition showcases the culminating work of the MFA Class of 2018 at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Established in 1962 as the first non-disciplinary specific fine art graduate program in the USA, Rutgers’ MFA in Visual Arts continues to promote that freedom today. They exist in the in-between, seeking to define what the art of now is, a leap into the unknown, beyond. With: Colleen Billing, Sedrick Chisom, Yu Rim Chung, Nabila Dadabhoy, Christhian Diaz, Julian Gilbert-Davis, Amiko Li, Renana Neuman, Beatrice Orlandi, Jett Strauss, Catalina Tuca, Jack Warner, and Stephen Williams
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Dance Performances, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Leap Century: Rutgers in New York: A Group Show

Workshop | Finding Your Personal Connections to History


Author/historian Minnette Coleman leads a workshop designed to help attendees explore their connections to historical figures, family heritage, places in US or globally, religious organizations, and more. 
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Opening Reception | Myths & Mortals: Paintings by Marlene Dumas


Marlene Dumas’s first solo exhibition in New York since 2010 will feature new paintings that range from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled portraits. The artist will also debut an expansive series of works on paper originally created for a recent Dutch translation by Hafid Bouazza of William Shakespeare’s narrative poem "Venus and Adonis."
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Opening Receptions, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Myths & Mortals: Paintings by Marlene Dumas

Film | Josef Císařovský's Charlotta: Documentary on Key Couple in Czech History


A documentary about Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and his wife, who was born in Brooklyn, depicts the encounter of two personalities whose impact on Czech history has been fundamental. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the Czechoslovak Republic would not have come into existence without Charlotta.
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Films, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Josef Císařovský's Charlotta: Documentary on Key Couple in Czech History

Classical Music | Works by Vivaldi and Handel


Program: Vivaldi's Gloria Handel's Foundling Hospital Anthem With: Columbia University Bach Society
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Works by Vivaldi and Handel

Author Reading | Matthew Longo reads from his book The Politics of Borders


Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. This book takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news, it reveals borders to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades.
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Author Readings, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Matthew Longo reads from his book The Politics of Borders

Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour


New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Concert | Student Recitals


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Siman Li, violin 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Sophomore Performance Class Opera Scenes 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Yiying Zhang, piano
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Classical Music | New Juilliard Ensemble performs works by international composers


Alejandro CARDONA (Costa Rica) Sweet Tijuana - Danzas Fronterizas for viola and chamber orchestra (2007, U.S. premiere) Jonathan DAWE (U.S.) Earthlings: Evolve! (2017-8, world premiere)  as well as new works by Kolbeinn BJARNASSON (Iceland) and Sunbin Kevin KIM  Performers New Juilliard Ensemble; Joel Sachs, conductor About the Performers New Juilliard Ensemble, led by founding director Joel Sachs and in its 25th season, presents music by a variety of international composers who write in the most diverse styles. Joel Sachs has conducted orchestras and ensembles in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, El Salvador, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Switzerland, and Ukraine, and has held new music residencies in Berlin, Shanghai, London, Salzburg, Curitiba (Brazil), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (U.K.), Helsinki, and the Banff Centre (Canadian Rockies).
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, New Juilliard Ensemble performs works by international composers

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night 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.
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Play | No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant


Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .
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Classical Music | NYUO1 performs works by Leonard Bernstein's On the Town


Ana Flavia Zuim, conductor
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, NYUO1 performs works by Leonard Bernstein's On the Town

Classical Music | Pieces by J.S. Bach and Rameau


Members of the Mannes Baroque Chamber Players present Músicos para músicos a benefit for Puerto Rico. Program Rameau (1683-1764) Cantate “Orfee” J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Harpsichord Concerto in d minor BWV 1052 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)Selected Arias for soprano, violin, oboe and continuo J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060 Performers Jiayi Guo, Chloe Kim, Manuel Lok, Daniel Zinn, violins Youngmi Jung, Dan Yao, violas Laura Cricco-Lizza, Mark Serkin, celli Carlos Barriento, Jingwan Guo, Joshua Marcum, double bass Avinoam Foonberg, Lara Saldhana, Zuguang Xiao, Sophia Zhou, harpsichord Jiadi Pei, Matthew Scarcelli, oboe Lydia Ciaputa, Emily Mwila, soprano. Donation is welcomed.
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Pieces by J.S. Bach and Rameau

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and more


A delightful program including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Bizet-Waxman, Ravel to Rachmaninoff and more, performed by NYPS pianists and violinist Tianyu Liu.  The New York Piano Society is a non-profit that seeks to develop non-professional pianists who have careers outside of music, presents selected musicians who spend their working hours as doctors, architects, engineers, mathematicians, police officers, and more. 18-year-old Tianyu Liu, a violin major studying at the College of Charleston, overcame stiff competition from thousands of competitors across the country to win the top 8th prize in the prestigious Central China Television (CCTV) National Violin Competition 2014. In 2016, he went on to win the 1st Prize and the Best Paganini Prize in the Cremona International Competition for Strings in Italy.
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Concerts, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and more

Classical Music | Chamber opera by "an admired experimentalist composer" - The New Yorker


S.E.M. Ensemble presents Master-Pieces (2014-15), a chamber opera by Petr Kotik. Master-Pieces is a meditation on the nature of the creative process, and on works that we identify as masterpieces. Kotik’s libretto uses text from Gertrude Stein’s 1936 lecture, “What Are Master-Pieces and Why Are There So Few of Them.” The piece combines a conversation among the singers with a quasi-lecture, interrupted by three narrators whose text comes from Stein's diary she kept from 1943 to 1944, "The Wars I Have Seen." The diary refers to situations Stein experienced during WWII and places the opera in a certain time and space. Hailed by The New York Times as “the best of what is left of the experimental tradition,” S.E.M. Ensemble was founded in 1970 by composer, conductor and flutist Petr Kotik (b.1942). S.E.M has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall.
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Cabaret | Liquid Family Dinner


Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, they've saved you a place at the table.
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