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74 free events take place on Thursday, April 4 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out April 4 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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free events nyc Accordion Mixology: The Accordion of Liberty
free events nyc Between the Empire and the Nation-State: New Histories of Refugee Regimes in Europe and the Middle East
free events nyc Works By Bach For Violoncello Da Spalla
free events nyc Multiple Grammy Nominated Sound Engineers Discuss Their Recent Work
free events nyc Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities
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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

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. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Morning Fitness

Conference | Sexuality and Borders


How do sexuality and borders intersect? What role does sexuality play in the production, maintenance and disruption of contemporary border regimes? How do borders as features of racial capitalism multiply inequalities via sexuality and, conversely, how is sexuality mediated through racialized border regimes? This two-day event will address these question by interrogating the role of sexuality in current border regimes. Together with participants from different scholarly backgrounds, we discuss how sexuality plays a key role in how borders are policed and managed ranging from moral panics about migrant sexuality and the pornotropic gaze of surveillance technologies, to media discourses about reproduction and contagion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Sexuality and Borders

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Workshop | Prepare And File Your Tax Return


It’s tax time! Get your refund. A tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills. Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Prepare And File Your Tax Return

Concert | Accordion Mixology: The Accordion of Liberty


The accordion as part of (but not limited to) the Jewish Experience. Performers: Lauren Flanigan, Bob Goldberg, Dr. Denise Koncelik, Will Holshouser, Lisa Kirchner, Dr. Robert Young Mc Mahan, Corn Mo, Paul Stein, and curator Dr. William Schimmel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Concerts, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Accordion Mixology: The Accordion of Liberty

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

Author Reading | Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History


Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Incorporating Marxist critical perspectives on history and theoretically informed insights, his scholarship has been vitally important for the world of Asian studies. Uneven Moments presents a selection of Harootunian’s essays on Japan’s intellectual and cultural history from the late Tokugawa period to the present that span the many phases of his distinguished career and point to new directions for Japanese studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History

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. Monday through Friday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

Author Reading | Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia


In the aftermath of the Liberian civil war, groups of ex-combatants took control of natural resource enclaves. With some of them threatening a return to war, these groups were widely viewed as the most significant threats to Liberia’s hard-won peace. Building on fieldwork and socio-historical analysis, this study shows how extralegal groups emerge as a product of livelihood strategies and the political economy of war. It analyzes the trajectory of extralegal groups in three sectors of the Liberian economy: rubber, diamonds, and timber. With Christine Cheng.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia

Discussion | Between the Empire and the Nation-State: New Histories of Refugee Regimes in Europe and the Middle East


The speakers will discuss their own research and new directions in the history of ethnic cleansing and refugee regimes: With -- Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. A historian of the modern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire, with a focus on transnational migration, he specializes in the Ottoman Levant, Balkans, and Anatolia, as well as the Greater Caucasus prior to World War I. -- Philipp Ther is Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna, where he also guides the Research Cluster for the History of Transformations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free
Discussions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Between the Empire and the Nation-State: New Histories of Refugee Regimes in Europe and the Middle East

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Bach at Noon

Gallery Talk | Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Screening | Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities


ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Jmaxx and the Universal Language A teenager with autism turns to dance as a way to better express himself. 13 min. Dir. Ryan Mayers. Act Natural The battle occurring in the mind of a young man with high-functioning autism as he engages in everyday conversation. 4 min. Dir. Luca Fox. Coda A young dancer struggles with her identity and growing up hearing in a deaf family. 22 min. Dir. Erika Davis- Marsh. Little Rebel Isatou Jallow, a woman from The Gambia living in Seattle, advocates for women, asylees, and people with disabilities. 9 min. Dir. Aimie Vallat + Guido Ronge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities

Symposium | Ovid and Art


1:00pm   WELCOME Matthew S. Santirocco 1:15pm   Ovid and the Triumph of Art Katharina Volk 2:00pm   Fear and Wonder: Natura naturans, from Ovid to Leonardo Dennis Geronimus 2:45pm   BREAK 3:00pm   Ovid and the Metamorphosis of Poetry into Painting Louise Rice 3:45pm   Modern Metamorphoses from Pablo Picasso to Wangechi Mutu Pepe Karmel 4:30pm   Dennis Geronimus and Wally Reinhardt in conversation 5:00pm   BREAK 5:30pm   KEYNOTE SESSION The Metamorphosis in the Garden Alessandro Barchiesi Rapture and Deceit: Ovidian Viewpoints in Roman Art Bettina Bergmann 7:30pm   RECEPTION   Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Time: 1:00pm EDT Location: Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science Room: 102 Contact: For more information, contact the NYU Center for Ancient Studies at 212.992.7978 or at  Contact ancient.studies@nyu.edu Calendar: NYU Arts and Science File under: art-history, art, Classics, conference, Ancient Rome, Center for Ancient Studies, Greek, Ovid, Latin, Grey Art Gallery, symposium Share Add to my calendar
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Symposiums, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Ovid and Art

Classical Music | Works By Bach For Violoncello Da Spalla


Daniel S. Lee, violoncello da spalla. Violoncello da spalla is a type of cello that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries played by violinists or violists. Bach wrote some of his works for "violoncello" for this instrument. Daniel S. Lee will be performing a couple of Bach's suites on this instrument. Violinist Daniel S. Lee has appeared as a soloist and leader with Early Music New York, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the New York Baroque Incorporated, the Quodlibet Ensemble, the San Francisco Bach Choir, TENET, and the Yale Schola Cantorum. As a modern violinist, he made his Carnegie Hall debut at age sixteen performing alongside Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Works By Bach For Violoncello Da Spalla

Film | Ben Is Back (2018): Son Returns Home From Rehabilitation Starring Julia Roberts


A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve. 103 min. Director: Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance.
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Films, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Ben Is Back (2018): Son Returns Home From Rehabilitation&nbsp;Starring Julia Roberts

Film | The Hours (2002): Two Time Oscar Winning Drama With Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman And Julianne Moore


The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. 110 min. Director: Stephen Daldry. Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore. The Hours had nine Academy Award nominations for The Hours including Best Picture, and a win for Nicole Kidman for Best Actress. The screenplay by David Hare is based on Michael Cunningham's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title.
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Films, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, The Hours (2002): Two Time Oscar Winning Drama With&nbsp;Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman And Julianne Moore

Film | The Mask of Dimitrios (1944): Mystery Writer Searching A Death


Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus. 95 min. Director: Jean Negulesco. Starring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott.  The Mask of Dimitros is based on the 1939 novel of the same name written by Eric Ambler. Ambler is known as a major influence on writers and a developer of the modern thriller genre.
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Films, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, The Mask of Dimitrios (1944): Mystery Writer Searching A Death

Screening | Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities


ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Me, My Mouth, and I The journey of an actress with Tourette syndrome and her exploration of neurodiversity. Artist, activist, and performer Jess Thom asks novel questions about the portrayal of disability in the arts and the exclusion of people with disabilities as cultural and creative producers. 59 min Dir. Sophie Robinson. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Multiple Grammy Nominated Sound Engineers Discuss Their Recent Work


Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz have spent the past year recording and mixing music in high resolution and in immersive formats from New York to Norway to Havana. This presentation will highlight that work. Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer of acoustic music for the recording, radio, television, and film industries. His music recordings have received eleven Grammy and Latin Grammy awards and 27 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations; radio productions have received two George Foster Peabody Awards and television productions have received two Emmy nominations. In 2013 and 2018, Jim won the Grammy for Best Surround Album (Patricia Barber’s Modern Cool - 2013 - and Jane Ira Bloom’s Early Americans- 2018) and was nominated for Best Surround Album in 2014 with Jane Ira Bloom’s Sixteen Sunsets. Ulrike Schwarz is a sound engineer and producer of acoustic music for radio, television and recording. Her recordings have received multiple international nominations and awards: two Echo Klassik Awards, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenindustrie, Ars Acoustica, Diapason d’Or, a Grammy Nomination and many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Discussions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Multiple Grammy Nominated Sound Engineers Discuss Their Recent Work

Conference | Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known?


From the earliest moments of humanity’s search for answers and explanations, we have grappled with the unknowable, that which we are unable or not permitted to know. What does the history of the unknowable look like? What are the questions once thought to be unanswerable that have been answered? Are there enduring unknowables and if so, what are they? This conference affords a rare opportunity for scholars from different fields to engage with each other and with the general public on this issue, particularly while we are living in what some might call a post-truth world. At a time when the distinction between what is true and what is not has become increasingly problematic, focusing attention on how we know what we cannot know has become essential.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known?

Lecture | Cleaning Up County: Competing Efforts to Improve Chicago’s Public Hospital


A talk by Amy Zanoni. Natalia Petrzela (The New School) will comment.
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Lectures, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Cleaning Up County: Competing Efforts to Improve Chicago&rsquo;s Public Hospital

Screening | Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities


ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Me, My Mouth, and I The journey of an actress with Tourette syndrome and her exploration of neurodiversity. Artist, activist, and performer Jess Thom asks novel questions about the portrayal of disability in the arts and the exclusion of people with disabilities as cultural and creative producers. 59 min Dir. Sophie Robinson.
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Screenings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities

Talk | Writing Home: Diasporic Language and the Poetics of Immigrant Memory


“Home” as both a place and a utopian ideal is represented on the page out of necessity for the immigrant writer, a literary construction forged from equal parts myth and memory. This talk and reading will explore the manifestation of immigration as an ongoing psychic experience via language, and its power as a supremely generative force. A series of touchstones, ranging from poet Don Mee Choi’s multilingual work, to Carolyn Forché’s ideas on political witness, will complicate the discussion of literary remembrance, the textual self, and poetry as the ultimate act of autography. Speaker Wendy Xu is the author of Phrasis (Fence Books Ottoline Prize, 2017), named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by The New York Times, and one of the 13 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by BuzzFeed.
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Lecture | On the Globalized Banks of the Future: The Revolutions of Ciudad Juárez


Currently ranked among the most violent cities in the world, Ciudad Juárez has been portrayed historically either as the urban center of a problematic but celebrated cultural hybridity, or as an expansive slum of extreme poverty and senseless violence, in particular with the pervasive horrors of decades of femicides and drug-related murders. Out of these two radically different interpretative poles, a common understanding is articulated: that the people of Ciudad Juárez are defiant of the late capitalist, post-industrial social order, but at the same time they are its immediate victims. Speaker Oswaldo Zavala is professor of contemporary Latin American literature and culture at the College of Staten Island. He is the author of Drug Cartels Do Not Exist. Narco-trafficking and Culture in Mexico.
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Lectures, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, On the Globalized Banks of the Future: The Revolutions of Ciudad Ju&aacute;rez

Master Class | Strings Master Class


Almita Vamos, violin; Stephanie Baer, viola; Cyrus Beroukhim, violin. Violinist Almita Vamos studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger. Mrs. Vamos has won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching six times, the ASTA Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, and has been featured on “Sunday Morning” on CBS. She won the Concert Artist Guild Award, among many other prizes, and has performed recitals at the 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, and Carnegie Recital Hall, and she has soloed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Walter Hendl, and orchestras across Europe and Asia. Violist Stephanie Baer has recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich and The Modern Jazz Quartet. Ms. Baer is currently principal violist for the Broadway show "The Phantom of the Opera", is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony. She is a former principal violist of the New Jersey Symphony and has performed with Orpheus, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera. Violinist Cyrus Beroukhim has appeared at major venues including the Theaterplatz and Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern, Novell Hall in Taipei, Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Kravis Center in Palm Beach, The Barns at Wolf Trap in Washington, DC, Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and various halls throughout Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, and Israel.
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Discussion | Let's Talk Democracy: Introduction to Structure of Federal Government


Would you like to understand our political system better and have the tools to improve it? This is a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact.  Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you.
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Discussions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Let's Talk Democracy:&nbsp;Introduction to Structure of Federal Government

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: From Myth to Reality / Grounding


Kyra Belan: From Myth to Reality Belan’s artwork is about social issues and two of her series will be exhibited: the Lady Liberty Series, dealing with current political issues - particularly as they relate to women, and the Amazing Women Series, which celebrates the outstanding women that made or are making important contributions to our culture and politics. Marilyn Banner: Grounding Banner continues her exploration of the earth’s forms and energies through the rich medium of encaustic. Here she delves more deeply into the specific qualities of substance, into the layered textures and solidity of ancient rock and stone, and into the soft light and color of blossoms.
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Opening Receptions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, 2 Art Shows: From Myth to Reality / Grounding

Screening | 2 Documentaries: A Storm of Strangers: Jewish American / The Biggest Jewish City in the World


Two historical documentary works from the Library’s 16mm film collection — A Storm of Strangers: Jewish American (1969) and The Biggest Jewish City in the World (1975) — will be screened and discussed.  
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Screenings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, 2 Documentaries: A Storm of Strangers: Jewish American / The Biggest Jewish City in the World

Author Reading | Baby of the Family: A Modern-Day American Dynasty 


An addictive debut novel about a modern-day American dynasty and its unexpected upheaval when the patriarch wills his dwindling fortune to his youngest, adopted son—setting off a chain of events that unearth family secrets and test long-held definitions of love and family. Author Maura Roosevelt grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but has since called New York City and Los Angeles home.   
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Author Readings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Baby of the Family: A Modern-Day American Dynasty&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Every Day Is Friday: The Fabric of Time Unravels


This will be the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Shane Walsh's paintings instantly seem like specters from the past; possibly configurations reminiscent of Frank Stella sculptures populated by Lichtenstein-esque brushstrokes. Within these works, the fabric of time unravels, and the past seeps in through a painted "collage" of hyperbolic gestures and reticulated squares atop airbrushed grounds. Walsh's vibrant palette and cut-and-paste aesthetic lends itself to 80's and 90's pop-culture references such as MTV, Garbage Pail Kids and skateboard graphics.
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Opening Receptions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Every Day Is Friday: The Fabric of Time Unravels

Opening Reception | Landscapes: Memories of Kashmir


New paintings by Raqib Shaw. The exhibition showcases Shaw’s first work in the long tradition of landscape painting, signifying a new direction for the London-based Kashmiri artist. Drawing inspiration from his childhood memories of Kashmir and the nature and architecture of the Indian subcontinent, Shaw has mined and re-envisioned his own personal history through the compulsively-detailed, meticulously-painted, and emotionally-potent works.
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Opening Receptions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Landscapes: Memories of Kashmir

Opening Reception | Live in Peace or Leave the Galaxy: Artist-Made Pencils


Artist Mary Bauermeister's galaxy presentation, where 50 unique artist-made pencils will be magically suspended.
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Opening Receptions, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Live in Peace or Leave the Galaxy: Artist-Made Pencils

Opening Reception | The Village: Inspired by The Prisoner


The Village draws its inspiration from the 1960's science fiction television show The Prisoner, created in 1967 by actor/director Patrick McGoohan. The Prisoner depicted a dystopian community known as "the Village" which possessed a cheerful Disneyesque appearance that belied its function as a kind of Soviet Bloc society whose citizens are under constant surveillance. With no way to determine whether one is interacting with a prisoner or guard, the residents acquiesce into a resigned acceptance of their fate. Artists: Gretchen Bender David Deutsch Harun Farocki Andrew Hammerand Jenny Holzer Craig Kalpakjian Margia Kramer Jorge Rigamonti Julia Scher
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Talk | Artist Talk: Musician and Philosopher


Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg wrote Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, Survival of the Beautiful and many other books, published in at least eleven languages. He has more than twenty CDs out, including One Dark Night I Left My Silent House which came out on ECM, and most recently Bird Saw Buchla and Cool Spring. He has performed or recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Suzanne Vega, Scanner, Elliot Sharp, Iva Bittová, and the Karnataka College of Percussion. Nightingales in Berlin is his latest book, CD, and film. Rothenberg is Distinguished Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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Discussion | Diagnosing the Drug War and the Prescription for Force


In 1983, then Peruvian President Fernando Belaúnde Terry coined the term “narcoterrorism” in response to the violence perpetrated by the Shining Path, but it was soon adopted into the lexicon of the international community and applied far more widely. By diagnosing the business of drugs as a terrorist affliction, the United States and others have transformed a prohibited trade into a transnational security threat. This is most fully realized in prescribing a militarized solution, a “war on drugs. Yet this approach to drugs poses a greater danger to security. Speakers: Omar Tejada-Perez, Expert in Security Studies Diego Garcia, Senior Program Officer for Open Society Global Drug Policy Program Peter J. Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs Following the event a reception will be held.
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Screening | Documentaries On Migration: The Biggest Jewish City in the World (1975)


Two historical documentary works, A Storm of Strangers: Jewish American (1969) and The Biggest Jewish City in the World (1975) will be screened and discussed. The event is a part of the project “Migrations: The Making of America.”
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Screenings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Documentaries On Migration: The Biggest Jewish City in the World (1975)

Screening | Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities


ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Crazy A young man diagnosed with schizophrenia decides to go off his medication fearing that side effects will override the drugs’ benefits. A powerful human drama that challenges perceptions about treating mental illness. 60 min. Dir. Lise Zumwalt.
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Screenings, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities

Forum | Gowanus Politics: Community Approaches To Designing Sustainable and Equitable Cities


To create sustainable and equitable development, designers must get political. An architect, a lighting designer, an activist, a conservationist, and a politician present ongoing work, both realized and theoretical, happening in Gowanus Brooklyn, showing the potential for community-based and cross-disciplinary approaches to design and planning. Speakers: -- Andrea Parker (Executive Director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy) -- NYC Councilman Brad Lander (New York City Council)  -- David Briggs (Founder Gowanus By Design / Principal at Loci Architecture) -- Zac Martin (Founder of Trellis) -- Alexandra Pappas-Kalber (Part-time Faculty MFA Lighting Design / Principal at Sighte Studio) 
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Talk | Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness


We think of joy as elusive and intangible, but what if we could create products and experiences that reliably give people a feeling of joy? In this talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the specific physical attributes that trigger our hardwired impulses toward joy, showing why some products feel delightful while others don't, and how tangible elements can be used to create powerful moments of surprise, magic and wonder. RSVP here. Presented by MFA Interaction Design.  Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and author whose groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and well-being. As a former design director at IDEO, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy.
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Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
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Discussion | The Last Poets


Founded in Harlem in 1968, The Last Poets presented their passionate, self-critical poetry to reflect the atmosphere of hope and anger, revolution and redemption. Their story is now told by the Dutch author Christine Otten, in an audacious, jazzy novel, based on the The Last Poets’ life stories, from their youth in the ghetto to their love lives, triumphs and defeats. Against the background of the Last Poets’ sound and images, Brent Edwards discusses with Otten pivotal questions her novel raises about style and voice, race and privilege, power and imagination.
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Discussion | Turkey: Collapse of the Rule of Law


An international panel of experts will discuss the findings of a new report on the Collapse of the Rule of Law in Turkey. Panelists include Steven Cook, Senior Turkey Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Sarah Cleveland, co-director of Human Rights Institute, Agnes Callamard, Director of Global Freedom of Expression, and Dr. Alp Aslandogan, President of the Alliance for Shared Values. T
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Discussion | Women Waging War: The Distinctive Politics of Women Who Participate in Violence


This panel will feature a wide-ranging discussion on the specific drivers of female militancy to explore ways in which the inclusion of the female fighter in existing debates can challenge prevailing assumptions underpinning “feminist” foreign policy. Reception with drinks to follow. Co-hosted and moderated by: -- Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan – Director and Founder of The Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative, and Visiting Research Professor, City College, New York -- Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay- Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs Panelists: -- Dr. Lila Abu-Lughod – Professor of Anthropology -- Dr. Sonia Ahsan – Fellow, Middle East Institute
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Lecture | Lydia Ginzburg’s Testimony from Inside the Leningrad Siege: An Unreconciled Memory, an Unwanted Heritage, and a Challenge for Today


The idea of resistance, which is the theme of this course, leads us directly into the world of heroic masculine imagination. In the writing of the French poet and hero of la Résistance René Char, we see his fellow men and women who are strong like Greek gods and invite Liberty herself to sit down to take a meal together. Char’s tragic ethos of resistance also informs his poetics, especially the poet’s relation to the truth. In her notes from the time of Stalin’s terror and the siege of Leningrad, Lydia Ginzburg describes situations and behaviors that hardly qualify as resistance in Char’s understanding. Her protagonist and alter ego is a subject deprived of any pathos of virility. Caught in the deadly grips of famine, he (in fact, she, but referring to herself in the masculine gender) is not strong at all and has no meals to share, not even with Liberty. Ginzburg’s testament comes precisely from the domain of ”dreary impenetrability”: dark, cold, and empty Leningrad, the city of death. Speaker Irina Sandomirskaja is a Professor in the School of Culture and Education and Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden.
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Lectures, April 04, 2019, 04/04/2019, Lydia Ginzburg&rsquo;s Testimony from Inside the Leningrad Siege: An Unreconciled Memory, an Unwanted Heritage, and a Challenge for Today

Opening Reception | Paintings & Works on Paper: Rarely Exhibited Works


A solo exhibition of works from the 1980s and early 1990s by the late painter Moira Dryer (1957-1992). Featuring a dozen works, the exhibition will include paintings on wood panel, rarely exhibited works on paper, and printed ephemera from the artist’s lifetime exhibitions. Dryer’s work is synonymous with the idea of soulful abstraction, during a period of New York art when expressive figuration and appropriation— the Pictures Generation—were the most followed and supported movements. Dryer eschewed representation and irony, and instead developed and pursued a practice which manifested itself as very deliberate and rigorous abstractions – in terms of craft and optical generosity – imbued with authenticity and personal wit.
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Film | The Workshop (2017): Writing Teacher in France


Olivia, a successful Parisian novelist, has been hired to spend the summer in La Ciotat, a beautiful but economically battered town on the Mediterranean, teaching a writing workshop for a diverse group of young people whose only common denominator, as is so often the case among twentysomethings in the French provinces, is that they are unemployed. Director: Laurent Cantet 113 min. In French with English subtitles
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Author Reading | Ugliness and Judgment: On Architecture in the Public Eye


In his new book, Timothy Hyde considers the role of aesthetic judgment—and its concern for ugliness—in architectural debates and their resulting social effects across three centuries of British architectural history. From eighteenth-century ideas about Stonehenge to Prince Charles’s opinions about the National Gallery, he offers a new story of aesthetic judgment, where arguments about architectural ugliness do not pertain solely to buildings or assessments of style, but intrude into other spheres of civil society.
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Talk | Amy Sherman-Palladino, Emmy-Winning Creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


A masterclass with the American television writer, director, and producer. She is best known as the creator of the comedy-drama television series Gilmore Girls (2000–07, 2016), Bunheads (2012–13), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present). 
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Discussion | Black in Ballet


Last autumn, we mourned the passing of the great Arthur Mitchell. This year with the 50th Anniversary of Dance Theatre of Harlem, we pay tribute to his legacy. Let’s talk about the history and current achievements of Black dancers in ballet. How are Black dancers and choreographers re-envisioning this dance form and shaping its future? What role will the new Equity Project play? Guest Host: Danni Gee Core Participants: Virginia Johnson, Theresa Ruth Howard, Chris Rudd, Gabrielle Civil, Maxfield Raul Trucios Haynes
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Discussion | Black Women's Internationalism


Black women’s efforts to broaden the Black Freedom Movement beyond geographic borders are often overlooked. Women like Charlotta Bass, Amy Jacques Garvey, Amy Ashwood Garvey, and Queen Mother Moore assumed leadership roles in peace and anti-colonial movements worldwide. Ashley Farmer, Keisha Blain, and John Portlock discuss the impact of these women on the global movement for Black liberation.
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Discussion | Capitalist Crisis, Socialist Struggles


In this moment of capitalist crisis, how can the Left organize to stop the barbarism that is destroying the planet and our lives? How can socialist struggles step up to the challenge of offering a way out of the crisis that actually promotes justice, equality and freedom for all? In this frame, what does an anti-capitalist agenda look like? These are some of the questions that Guilherme Boulos, Nancy Fraser, and Cinzia Arruzza will be debating, drawing from their experiences as public intellectuals, scholars and political organizers.
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Talk | How Food Made It to the Farmhouse Table


Have you ever thought about how food gets to your plate? Like our meals today, a lot of unseen effort produced the ritual of afternoon tea at farmhouses like the Dyckman’s. Sugar from the Caribbean and teas from Asia connected Manhattan to the rest of the world. Join culinary historian Lavada Nahon as we explore how slavery and global trade made this ceremony possible and brought food and drink to the farmhouse table.  
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Discussion | Networks: From Biology to Society


Networks have been used to describe interactions between molecules in biological systems, between people in social systems, and even between parts of the brain that form an individual’s personality. Do the same rules apply to such networks at different levels of organization? What can we learn from one level of organization to help understand other systems?  A panel of experts from different disciplines discusses these exciting questions, led by Larry Liebovitch (professor of physics and psychology, Queens College), featuring Lev Guzmán-Vargas (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico) and Dana Weinberg (professor of sociology, Queens College).
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Poetry Reading | New Poetry: muted blood / The Inheritance of Haunting


This double book launch event for muted blood (Black Radish Books, 2018) by mónica teresa ortiz and The Inheritance of Haunting (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) by heidi andrea restrepo rhodes. There will be a reading and conversation with the poets moderated by Ashna Ali, followed by a book signing.   
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Lecture | Pathways and Footsteps in Detention: Migrants' and Prisoners' Translucency


How do female prisoners escape their cells in order to be seen at the borders of nations, institutions and disciplines? How do obscured migrants and prisoners leave traces within systems oriented to repress and disappear them? Professor Marisa Belausteguigoitia explores these questions through the trope of translucence, that combination of light and shadow that shows the contours of an obscured object without rendering it fully clear. Through videos and images that tell the story of how prisoners in Mexico City escaped their cells and came together with migrants at the US border, Belausteguigoitia illuminates their conjoined presence, voices, and forms of resistance against the conjoined violence in Mexico and the United States today.
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Discussion | This Kinetic Life: The Life and Work of the Late Carolee Schneemann


A salon-style conversation with André Lepecki, Barbara Browning, Malik Gaines, and Karen Finley as they remark on the life and work of the late Carolee Schneemann. Enacting a politics embedded in feminist sexuality and institutional critique, Schneemann’s expansive practice as a painter, photo/videographer, writer and performance artist continues to permeate the politics of the arts today.
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Author Reading | Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend


Bunny Mellon was a style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend John F. Kennedy, and served as a living witness to 20th century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. New York Times bestselling author Meryl Gordon discusses her biography.
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Book Discussion | Live Oak, with Moss: Whitman’s Secret Celebration of Same-Sex Love


As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman privately wrote a series of poems entitled “Live Oak, with Moss,” portraying his most ardent explorations of same-sex love. Join Caldecott-winning illustrator Brian Selznick and Professor Karen Karbiener as they present Live Oak, with Moss (Abrams, 2019), their new illustrated edition of this revolutionary collection that has remained largely unknown—until now.  
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Lecture | Representing Jazz in the 21st Century:


In 1995, Krin Gabbard published the anthology, Representing Jazz, which many believe helped usher in a new era of jazz studies. Twenty-four years later, Prof. Gabbard considers how representations of jazz music and jazz artists have changed in the years since the publication of the anthology. He will discuss films, novels, and even television programs that have invoked jazz.
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Author Reading | The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon


On the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon, former award-winning investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the lives and lessons of the twelve remaining Apollo astronauts. "The Eagles" urge us to reframe our view of Earth to theirs: no identifiable nations, borders, or races; just Earthlings working together as a collective civilization.
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Opening Reception | The New Bohemia: Reflect What You Are


At a point in time when being visible and having a voice is paramount, the gallery invited artists whose work asserts strongly who they are and/or what they stand for. The assertion of self through the process of creation and expression is a courageous affirmation of being that reverberates throughout communities and creates both identification and change. It challenges intolerance. Exhibiting artists are: Massima Desire Lyubomir Ignatov Bára Kopečná Kristián Németh Hana Shannon Patricia Voulgaris New York, NY 10021
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Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice? This production of Shakespeare's play is by the Mobile Unit of the renowned Public Theater. 
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Author Reading | This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom


A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. In this groundbreaking book, the philosopher Martin Hägglund challenges our received notions of faith and freedom. The faith we need to cultivate, he argues, is not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions. What ultimately matters is how we treat one another in this life, and what we do with our time together. 
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Talk | Acclaimed Short Story Writer in Conversation


Deborah Eisenberg has published four collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997), and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006). A MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of honors including the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she has taught at the University of Virginia and Columbia University.
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Poetry Reading | Memory Vessels: 4 Poets


Have you ever held a beloved object--say, an old photograph or a faded letter--and found yourself transported back into a space of memory? This reading features four poets exploring the vessels that carry us across the waters of memory. With Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Jenifer Sang Eun Park, Hai Dang-Phan, Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, and Kaitlin Rees
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Talk | Recovered Melodies: An Evening of Music and Scholarship


Violinist, music scholar, and Auschwitz Jewish Center alumna Dr. Alexandra Birch presents her latest research on recovered music from the Holocaust, gathered during her time as an Alexander Grass Memorial Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Birch will play samples of Holocaust music from the former USSR and the Nazi camps, and discuss the experiences of musicians during the Holocaust, investigating how to situate their work within the broader classical canon.
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Poetry Reading | The Poets of Four Way Books


With: Rigoberto González Melanie S. Hatter Diane Mehta Marcia Pelletiere
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Play | Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda 


Käthe Leichter (1895-1942) und Marie Jahoda (1907-2001) were two Austrian pioneers in the field of employment research. Their life-memories and the important achievements of their work are at the center of a new play directed by Sandra Schüddekopf. During this 90-minute performance, Anita Zieher (as Käthe Leichter) and Brigitta Waschnig (as Marie Jahoda) portray these two women, against a backdrop of politically moving times. Their children, Professor emerita Lotte Bailyn-Lazarsfeld and former Senator Franz Leichter live in the US and will take part on the podium for a talk after the show. 
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Concert | Haitian-American Folk Singer-Songwriter


Hailed as “a cunning interpreter and arranger” by NPR, Haitian-American folk singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla is equally at ease with English, French, and Haitian Creole. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. A classically trained cellist, she is perhaps best known for her work with the Grammy-winning African-American string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, but her virtuosity also shines in her critically acclaimed solo albums.  
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Concert | Juilliard Organists Play American And British Organ Music


Program Edward Elgar Allegro Maestoso from Sonata in G Major, Op. 28 Aaron Copland (trans. Ficarri) Prelude from Symphony for Organ and Orchestra Aaron Copland Preamble for a Solemn Occasion John Weaver Fantasia for Organ Frank Bridge Adagio in E Charles Stanford Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 57 Calvin Hampton Five Dances Florence Beatrice Price Adoration John Cage Souvenier John Knowles Paine Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn Performers Alan Montgomery, Organ; Daniel Ficarri, Organ; Phoon Yu, Organ; Jeremiah Mead, Organ; Raphael Vogl, Organ; Elena Baquerizo, Organ; Eddie Zheng, Organ; Alexander Pattavina, Organ. 
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Discussion | Spiritual Nerd Fest


An interfaith discussion on science and religion. Panelists include Biologist Dr. Robert Pollack, Astrophysicist Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, and Theologian Dr. Christiana Zenner.
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