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48 free events take place on Friday, April 5 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 5 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 Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known?
free events nyc Accordion Mixology: Punkordion
free events nyc Works By Chopin, Debussy and R. Schumann
free events nyc Billie Holiday: An Evening with Lady Day in Photos and Song
free events nyc The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater
free events nyc Works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Debussy And More
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Discussion | Can Chinese Philanthropy Alleviate Global Poverty?


Over the next decade, at least $500 billion will flow through philanthropic organizations, the result of rising global wealth, especially in Asia. A landmark new study reveals how Chinese philanthropy is growing into a powerhouse that could shape the future of international giving and development, largely driven by the Chinese private sector and a new generation of wealth. National strategy plans such as the Belt and Road Initiative and South-South Cooperation are propelling more domestic funders and social organizations to engage in international development issues. And as a new culture of giving takes shape in China, Chinese philanthropists and leaders of philanthropic organizations are increasingly keen to engage with the global community. Breakfast available from 8:00 a.m. Discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 am
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Discussions, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Can Chinese Philanthropy Alleviate Global Poverty?

Symposium | Rime: Dante's Workshop of the Heart, Part 1


9:00: Opening Remarks 9:15-11:00: Panel I Panel I Moderator: Jane Tylus, Yale University -- H. Wayne Storey, Indiana University The Material Foundations of Interpretation in Dante’s Rime -- Furio Brugnolo, Università di Padova Una chiave di lettura per la canzone Aï faus ris -- Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University Voi che ’ntendendo il terzo ciel movete: Conflict, Compulsion, Consent, Conversion 11:00-11:15: Coffee Break 11:15-1:00: Panel II Panel II Moderator: Paola Ureni, The City University of New York -- Maria Luisa Ardizzone, New York University The Tragic Nature of Dante’s Canzoni: Ambiguity and Vocabulary -- Paolo Borsa, Università degli Studi di Milano Dante’s Workshop of the Heart, the Mind, and the Intellect: le Rime tra l’uno e l’altro Guido -- Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dante and the Sonnet: Poetic Practices in Medieval Italy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Rime: Dante's Workshop of the Heart, Part 1

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 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, 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 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Symposium | Hiving: Living Forms, Forms of Living


Studies of bee life in the natural sciences have emphasized the entanglement of hive and honeybee, with the social life of bees (elaborate communication, egalitarian labor, collective interdependence, and altruism) evolving in tandem with the hive. The hive in turn becomes an infrastructure and body; an organism and repertory; a thing to be defended, reproduced, and preserved; an activity and space; and an ongoing, collective, highly aesthetic collaboration. This event assembles performance artists and scholars, anthropologists, and beekeepers to imagine the hive or nest. In considering hives by bees and others, we are driven by a beyond-human interest in what social homes teach us about the intersections of performance studies, animal studies, anthropology, and life sciences. Together, we’ll explore how social forms of life and their infrastructures exceed and instruct the political, examining how this could expand a conventional performance studies understanding of ethics and aesthetics, reproduction, collectivity, assembly, domestic space, and organizing. They ask that guests and participants feel free to bring food and drink to the studio for a collective potluck.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Hiving: Living Forms, Forms of Living

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
11:00 am
Free
Conferences, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Unknowability: How Do We Know What Cannot Be Known?

Concert | Accordion Mixology: Punkordion


The Accordion with an edge. Performers: Benjamin Ickies, Milica Paranosic, Ted Nash, Carl Riehl, David Stoler, Mary Spencer Knapp, Erica Marie Mancini, The Yorkville Duo, Dan Cooper, Elliot Sharp, and curator Dr. William Schimmel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Accordion Mixology: Punkordion

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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Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Lecture | China’s Invisible Crisis: How the Urban-Rural Human Capital Divide Threatens China’s Growth and Stability


Stanford Professor Scott Rozelle’s research on agricultural policy as well as the economics of poverty and inequality focuses on rural education, health, and nutrition. Rozelle received the 2008 Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier of the PRC. In this talk, he will begin with a deep understanding of middle-income trap and human capital inequality confronted by today China and a genuine acknowledgment of continued promotion of education by the Chinese government.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free
Lectures, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, China&rsquo;s Invisible Crisis: How the Urban-Rural Human Capital Divide Threatens China&rsquo;s Growth and Stability

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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Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Coming to America (1988): Two Time Oscar Nominated Comedy Starring Eddie Murphy


An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will. 116 min. Director: John Landis. Starring Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup. It was the highest earning film that year for the studio and the third-highest-grossing film at the United States box office. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Coming to America (1988): Two Time Oscar Nominated Comedy Starring Eddie Murphy

Film | Evita (1996) With Madonna And Antonio Banderas: Oscar Winning Musical On The Story Of Argentinian First Lady


The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. 135 min. Director: Alan Parker. Starring Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas. At the 69th Academy Awards, Evita won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (You Must Love Me), and was nominated in four other categories: Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Sound. It received five Golden Globe Award nominations and won three for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Madonna) and Best Original Song (You Must Love Me).
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Evita (1996) With Madonna And Antonio Banderas: Oscar Winning Musical On The Story Of Argentinian First Lady

Author Reading | Ex-Mets pitcher Ron Darling discusses his book 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game


This is bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America’s game to the men who played it. Darling offers his own take on the "six degrees of separation" game and knits together a collection of wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Ex-Mets pitcher Ron Darling discusses his book 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game

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. The R-Word The inappropriate use of the R-word can be heard every day, and continues to marginalize a population of people. This film confronts how, when, and why the R-word became so present in our culture, illustrates who it impacts, and ultimately makes the case for changing the conversation around people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 66 min. Director: Amanda Lukoff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Screenings, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Film Festival: Award Winning Film Screenings By And About People With Disabilities

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


Students of Thomas Murray from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, Connecticut: Matthew Daley and Grant Wareham. Organist Matthew Daley has enjoyed sharing his music in various countries including Spain, Italy, South Africa, Canada, Lesotho, Puerto Rico, Australia and Jamaica. He has also enjoyed performing in concerts at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Perelman Stage and the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. As a violinist Grant Wareham was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Member and Concertmaster of the Muse Machine Pit Orchestra. In the Spring of 2015, Grant received first prize in the Grand Rapids Chapter Competition of the Regional Competition for Young Organists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works By Chopin, Debussy and R. Schumann


Forrest Eimold, piano; Mia Bramel, piano. Program Robert Schumann Fantasie C-dur, op. 17 Chopin Études, op. 10: No. 1 in C Major, “Waterfall” No. 9 in F Minor Debussy Préludes, Book I, L 117: No. 4, “Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir” No. 5, “Les collines d’Anacapri”
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Works By Chopin, Debussy and R. Schumann

Workshop | Social Security: How it Will Fit into Your Retirement Plan


This class provides an overview of the major social security provisions. It reviews the basics that you need to know and what resources are available to help you understand when and how to apply for your Social Security Retirement Benefits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott.  The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song ("Shallow"). It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

Film | *batteries not included (1987): Tenants Call Aliens For Help


Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. 106 min. Director: Matthew Robbins. Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae.  The story was originally intended to be featured in the television series Amazing Stories, but executive producer Steven Spielberg liked the idea so much that he decided to adapt it into a film. It is also notable for being the feature film screenwriting debut of Brad Bird.
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, *batteries not included (1987): Tenants Call Aliens For Help

Film | Animal House (1978): Comedy On Fraternity Members Challenging The Authority


At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him. 109 min. Director: John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce.  In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed Animal House "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. Filmed for only $2.8 million, it garnered an estimated gross of more than $142 million in the form of theatrical rentals and home video, not including merchandising, making it the highest grossing comedy film of its time. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Animal House (1978): Comedy On Fraternity Members Challenging The Authority

Film | Before Night Falls (2000): Story Of A Cuban Poet Starring Javier Bardem And Johnny Depp


The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. 133 min. Director: Julian Schnabel. Starring Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia. The film is based on both the autobiography of the same name by Reinaldo Arenas, as well as Jana Boková's 1990 documentary Havana. Before Night Falls has an Academy Award nomination for The Best Actor (Javier Bardem). The movie also won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Venice Film Festival.
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Before Night Falls (2000): Story Of A Cuban Poet Starring Javier Bardem And Johnny Depp

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Discussion | Women in Comics: The State of Scholarship and Opportunities for Professionalization


This panel introduces and explores A Place Inside Yourself: The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell, a collection of essays co-edited by Seamus O’Malley and Tahneer Oksman (both alums of the GC English Program) and featuring critical work by Sarah Hildebrand (English Program student). Drawing on the panelists’ experience working on this collection and other projects, this conversation will address issues of gender and representation in graphic narratives, practices of researching and writing on women in comics, and the editorial and publication processes in both academic and non-academic contexts.   Panelists: Seamus O’Malley, Yeshiva University Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College Sarah Hildebrand Moderator: Stefano Morello
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Discussions, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Women in Comics: The State of Scholarship and Opportunities for Professionalization

Discussion | Art, Theft and Restitution


The pivotal Savoy/Sarr report calls for thousands of artworks currently in French museums to be returned to the West African communities from which they were stolen. Museums and collections across the world are currently examining their histories. This roundtable will discuss implications and next steps with Ariella Azoulay (Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature, Brown University), Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Professor of French and Philosophy, and Director of the Institute for African Studies) and Brian Wallis (Curator, The Walther Collection), moderated by Marianne Hirsch and Andreas Huyssen.
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Symposium | Rime: Dante's Workshop of the Heart, Part 2


3:00: Opening Remarks 3:15-4:30: Panel III Panel III Moderator: Alison Cornish, New York University -- Fabian Alfie, University of Arizona Danger and the Disguised Crow: Culture and Gender in Quando ’l consiglio degli ucce’ si tenne -- Julie Van Peteghem, Hunter College, CUNY Dante’s Rime Petrose: Transforming Ovid in Vernacular Poetry 4:30-4:45: Coffee Break 4:45-6:00: Panel IV Panel IV Moderator: Alessandro Vettori, Rutgers University -- Sara Diaz, Fairfield University Dante’s Griselda Complex: The ‘pulcella nuda’ and the Economy of Gift-Exchange -- Richard Lansing, Brandeis University, All is Not Lost: Translating Dante’s Rime into English   In ENGLISH.
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Author Reading | My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism


In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf famously called for new fiction by women in which two female friends—she called them Chloe and Olivia—would care for each other and work together. What might be the shape of a story, she wondered, whose premise was simply "Chloe liked Olivia”? In My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism, Nancy K. Miller takes up the challenge to tell that kind of story in a narrative that explores her relationships with the writers Carolyn Heilbrun, Naomi Schor, and Diane Middlebrook. Miller will discuss her new book in conversation with Kristi Fleetwood and Jojo Karlin. The panel will discuss representations of friendships between women in 20th and 21st century literature, letters, portraits and comics in the context of contemporary studies of women’s lives and cultural production.
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Lecture | Public Philosophy


In recent years, academic philosophers have increasingly pursued what is now called “public philosophy.” Almost everyone agrees that this development is positive. But what is public philosophy? What should it be? And why does it matter? Looking back to models both ancient and modern, this talk will be an exercise in public philosophy that explores the nature and value of public philosophy. With: Kieran Setiya (MIT)
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Discussion | Reintegration of the Donbas: Different Perspectives


A diverse group of panelists representing different spheres of Ukrainian affairs will discuss the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine—the possible scenarios, the obstacles and challenges, the necessity of reintegration, international and Ukrainian law, and what the world can learn from Ukraine. Most importantly, we will discuss the human factor in the resolution of the conflict. Don't miss your chance to hear and engage in first-hand this discussion on the war in Eastern Ukraine and the people it has affected forever. With:: -- Pavlo Ostrovskyi - Donbas native, Ukrainian journalist, and activist of the "Strong Communities" movement, advocate for the development of Ukrainian cities, especially in the Donbas. -- Taras Galkovskyi - Donbas native, computer scientist at Google, leader of the MathOlymp project at Razom. -- Elise Giuliano - Lecturer in Political Science & MARS-REERS Program Director, Harriman Institute -- Olexii Baranovskyi - Ukrainian veteran, Aydar and 92nd Brigade volunteer, activist. -- Moderated by Olena Nikolayenko, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.
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Opening Reception | A Rain of Light and Death: Iranian Artists


Using the deeply incongruous history of Iran as a framing device, A Rain of Light and Death assembles a selection of works by Iranian artists from a range of generations and backgrounds. If a framing device both excludes specific ideas while focusing attention on others, each of the works shown in A Rain of Light and Death follow a similar imperative. Perhaps the only conceptual through-line of the presentation is heterogeneity itself: the exhibition brings together highly-varied works, scattered over generations and geographies, in order to reveal the numerous divisions and conflicts throughout their authors’ origins. Without recourse to a unified, collective consciousness, each of these artists—like each Iranian—carry a unique, densely stratified, often conflicted conception of home. 
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Author Reading | Werner Herzog: Filmmaker and Philosopher


Werner Herzog has often disdained academia. Anything that smacks of formal philosophy is hateful to him. Yet, across seven decades of making visionary cinema, his films have posed painful, elemental questions about the nature and ends of existence.   According to his longtime co-writer and sometime assistant director Herbert Golder, "The miracle at the heart of Herzog's films is mankind's relentless struggle to find meaning, despite the indifference and hostility of the universe. However barren and parched the wasteland, however ice-encased and sheer the mountain, however fathomless the abyss, however dense and overgrown the jungle, the human spirit digs in, sends up its flare and ultimately writes its will across the sky in stars." Author Richard Eldridge is the Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College.
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Discussion | Billie Holiday: An Evening with Lady Day in Photos and Song


This event celebrates Billie Holiday in photos and song, along with discussion of the life and legacy of the amazing and iconic Lady Day. Photographer and photo archivist Grayson Dantzic examines his father’s work in the photographic chronicle book Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill. He is joined by jazz recording artist, composer and activist Candice Hoyes, accompanied by pianist Jonathan Thomas, as they discuss the life and legacy of Lady Day.
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Discussions, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Billie Holiday: An Evening with Lady Day in Photos and Song

Film | Dis-Ease (2018): Illness and Metaphor


Through 2018, Mariam Ghani, an artist, writer, and filmmaker, was the artist-in-residence at the New York Public Library. She and a multi-disciplinary team of graduate student assistants produced a film about illness, metaphors, contagion, isolation, and the consequences of a century-plus of waging "war on disease" using archival materials .   Followed by a panel discussion with Mariam Ghani and her team of graduate research assistants.
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Films, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Dis-Ease (2018): Illness and Metaphor

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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Plays, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater

Film | This Is Home: A Refugee Story (2019): Award-Winning Documentary


This 2019 duPont-Columbia Awards winner is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. When the newly imposed travel ban adds further complications, their resilience is put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over. Director Alexandra Shiva 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | 'Being Cool' as Survival


Choreographer Evelyn Lilian Sánchez Narvaez is a wild woman-child fighting to understand the depths of her inner power. She will be unearthing her story of “being cool” as survival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Albedo Zone: Climate Change in Black and White


Albedo Zone addresses questions of climate change through a series of black-and-white photographs that deal with the “Albedo effect.” Sasha Bezzubov's series consists of very light images of ice, and very dark images of water, making apparent the transformation of ice from an element that cools the planet into one that warms it. This work was made in Alaska, a part of the world where global warming and thawing are at their extreme. Alaska, as well as many Arctic regions and Antarctica contain massive volumes of water in the form of glaciers and sea ice. As the glaciers continue to melt, the rising sea levels may spell disaster for half of the world’s population that lives near the coast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Albedo Zone: Climate Change in Black and White

Poetry Reading | Bird of the Indian Subcontinent: Metamorphosing the Self


The poems in this debut collection chart the passage of a metamorphosing self through euphoria, desire, despair, defiance, equanimity, grief, and loneliness. Appropriating freely from diverse poetic sources, Subhashini Kaligotla gives voice to a polyglot emotional range. Sanskrit poetics, Jazz lyrics, ekphrasis, the locutions of India's poet-saints, and the Anglo-American writing tradition all find place here. The book's chorus of figures--from Christ to Krishna to Caravaggio--move the reader between present and past, myth and history, bird and human, and across cities and continents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Bird of the Indian Subcontinent: Metamorphosing the Self

Comedy Club | Get Down Comedy Show


Get Down Comedy is back! They have the hottest NY comics performing on a Friday night. Featuring: Allan Fuks (The Week In Sex podcast, Sirius XM, NPR) Rachael Parenta (New York Comedy Festival) Alex Ryu (ESPN) Sameer Naseem (HBO Problem Areas) Ronnie Fleming (Brooklyn Comedy Festival)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works By Flutist Composers


Theresa Payne performs a concert on various kinds of flutes, including the bass flute, in this exciting program of music exploring composers who are also flutists. Tereasa Payne is a regular sub with Disney’s The Lion King both on Broadway and on the National Tour where she performs on 13 flutes from around the world. She has also played on Broadway with Allegiance, Amazing Grace, The Phantom of the Opera, and Something Rotten.  She has been heard in concerts throughout the world, as well as on recordings for commercials, video games, pop & Christian artists.  She has appeared playing panflute with Kygo on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Debussy And More


Allison McNeal and Haerim Elizabeth Lee bring an evening of two violin-led concerts back to back. McNeal will perform short works by Tchaikovsky, Boulanger, and Gershwin. Lee’s concert will feature Debussy’s Sonata, Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Debussy And More

Concert | Half Dead: Short Film and Live Hip-Hop


For this poetic and striking evening, the short film Half Dead will be screened alongside interludes of live hip-hop performance featuring filmmaker and rapper Dylan Golden. Produced by Dylan Golden, Bianca Golden, Iuliia Rudenko, and GSM Creative, a collective of artists who aspire to share the stories of marginalized people through film, Half Dead chronicles the journey of a young man of color who is exasperated with the current social injustices in America and around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Works By American Composers


Mannes American Composers Ensemble performs works by American composers. Program Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire Vasiliki Krimitza Gra-V Edgard Varese Octandre Pierre Boulez Derive 1 Founded in 2012 by composer Lowell Liebermann and directed in the 2018-2019 season by Alan Pierson and David Fulmer, MACE (Mannes American Composers Ensemble) presents works by iconic American masters such as John Adams, Mason Bates and Steve Reich, as well as works by young and up-and-coming composers such as David Hertzberg and Nina C. Young. The ensemble aims to embrace a broad view of the vital landscape of contemporary American Music, and to bolster that landscape through premieres and, soon, commissions. This concert will be conducted by David Fulmer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Works By Bach And Others By Brass Ensemble


David Jolley, conductor. Bach Chorales Dahl Music for Brass Instruments Barber Mutations from Bach Maslanka Recitation Book Hornist and conductor David Jolley has appeared with the National Symphony of Brazil in Rio de Janiero, the Kamerata Orchestra of Athens, the Israel Sinfonietta, and the Israel Kamerata in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Jolley most recently performed with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in Enschede, where he performed Joseph Swenson’s Horn Concerto, “The Fire and the Rose.”  Mr. Jolley’s keen interest in enlarging the solo horn literature has led to the composition of many new works for him, including Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Concerto, which Mr. Jolley premiered with Orpheus at Carnegie Hall. Other works composed for Mr. Jolley include Twilight Music by John Harbison, Dust and Shiver by George Tsontakis, and George Perle’s Duos for Horn and String Quartet, premiered by Mr. Jolley and the Orion String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall. He most recently premiered the Concerto for Horn by Lawrence Dillon with the Carolina Chamber Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Romanzas de Zarzuela: A Celebration of Music and Dance


Romanzas de Zarzuela is an interdisciplinary mix of dance, music and theatre celebrating the Spanish genre of musical theatre called Zarzuela, a 19th century art form which blends singing, popular song and Spanish dance. It is a collaboration of several dance, music and theatre artists including Grammy-nominated soprano Lori Phillips, highly acclaimed pianist Matei Varga and successful choreographer Matthew Westerby and his New York-based dance company.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, April 05, 2019, 04/05/2019, Romanzas de Zarzuela: A Celebration of Music and Dance

Jazz | Jazz Melodies For Flute


The NY JazzFlutet is a unique, in-demand, cooperative group of flutists who have defined a new sound. Individually leaders of their own ensembles, the Flutet has embraced Jazz, Latin, World Beat, and Classical Musics as versatile entities. Described as highly professional and elegant, this core group of 4 multi-flutists plus percussionist (who also occasionally plays flute) provides a lush, musical mixture that is well suited for upscale venues and events. The repertoire includes Jazz greats such as Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington as well as originals by the members.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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