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54 free events take place on Wednesday, April 10 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 10 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 Midday Jazz: saxophones, trumpets, trombone, tuba and more
free events nyc The Enchantress with a Hundred Faces: Havana in Cuban Fiction
free events nyc Meditation for Health and Wellness
free events nyc City of Extremes: Can New York's Affordable Housing Crisis Be Solved?
free events nyc Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Soprano Loretta Di Franco
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Boot Camp

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Master Class | Chamber Music Masterclass


Featuring renowned violinist Todd Phillips, this special event provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted students and great artists as they examine and explore the arts of performance on the highest level.  Todd Phillips has performed as a guest soloist with leading orchestras throughout North America, Europe, and Japan including the Pittsburgh Symphony, New York String Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which he also performs frequently as concertmaster. He is one of the violinists of the Orion String Quartet, which performs regularly at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and are quartet-in-residence at New York's Mannes College of Music, where they are featured in a four-concert series each year. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Chamber Music Masterclass

Workshop | Chinese Tile-Based Game MahJong


Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Chinese Tile-Based Game MahJong

Workshop | Memoir Writing: Finding a Form For Your Story


Okay, you lived it, but how will you write it? This memoir writing workshop will focus on the aspects of craft that steer us through our own stories. The shape our stories take is just as important as the stories themselves! We can learn a lot about ourselves, our style, and especially our voice, by bending the rules of genre.  Participants will read creative pieces by established writers and craft essays that span the gap between form and freedom. In-class exercises will produce rough and polished pieces, with the opportunity to rewrite, revise, and reimagine your pieces with the help of additional resources between classes. The most important tool you will leave this workshop with is an ear tuned to the sound of your own voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Memoir Writing: Finding a Form For Your Story

Film | The Oklahoma Kid (1939): Trying To Bring Justice To Oklahoma 


During the Oklahoma Land Rush, the lawlessness is exacerbated by the McCord gang's feud with the Kincaids, who are trying to bring law and justice to the region. 85 min. Director: Lloyd Bacon. Starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The Oklahoma Kid (1939): Trying To Bring Justice To Oklahoma&nbsp;

Film | Lilo & Stitch (2002): Oscar Nominated Adventure Animation 


A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. 85 min. Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Starring Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere.  Lilo & Stitch was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film earned $145.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $127.3 million internationally, totaling $273.1 million globally.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Lilo & Stitch (2002): Oscar Nominated Adventure Animation&nbsp;

Workshop | Chess For Adults


Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? National Chess Master Douglas Bellizzi will be conducting a 15 week class for older adults. Through discussion, worksheets, and practice you will exercise your brain and have fun with new people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Chess For Adults

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 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

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 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

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 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Screening | Dance on Film: Martha Graham


A selection of films recorded in 1977. Titles include Death and Entrances, Primitive Mysteries, and El Penitente. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Dance on Film: Martha Graham

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Jazz | Midday Jazz: saxophones, trumpets, trombone, tuba and more


Featuring Lou Caputo's Not So Big Band. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) Lou Caputo has performed with such musicians as Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Shirley Basey, as well as the many of the famous Motown acts like the Temptations and the Four Tops. He played for former President Bill Clinton on the occasion of Clinton's 50th birthday. The band: Lou Caputo, alto, baritone, soprano saxophone, flute; John Eckert: trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Geoffrey Burke: alto sax, flute; Virginia Mayhew, tenor sax; Jason Ingram, trombone; Dale Turk: tuba; Don Stein, piano; Joel Perry, guitar; Bill Crow, bass; Rudy Petschauer, drums; Mike Campenni, drums; Warren Smith, vibraphone, percussion; Eddie Montalvo, conga; Leopoldo Fleming, percussion. This concert is a part of an ongoing program for jazz lovers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10.00 suggested donation
Concerts, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Midday Jazz: saxophones, trumpets, trombone, tuba and more

Concert | Piano Quartet


Works for Piano Quartet. Performers Dean Deng, piano; James Yang, violin; Lydia Cornelie, viola; Chris Gao, cello.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Learn How To Trace Your Family History


Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records. In this hands-on demonstration, learn how to trace your family history using census records, vital records, military records, city directories and much more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Learn How To Trace Your Family History

Film | My Beautiful Laundrette (1985): Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama With Daniel Day-Lewis


An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. 97 min. Director: Stephen Frears. Starring Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis.  My Beautiful Laundrette was nominated in 1987 for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The British Film Institute ranked My Beautiful Laundrette the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985): Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama&nbsp;With Daniel Day-Lewis

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Adult Coloring Club

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lesson | Learn To Play Chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Learn To Play Chess

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Discussion | Paraguay: A 30-Year Old Democracy, Progress and Challenges


This event offers a unique opportunity to gain familiarity with Paraguay beyond its mere political history, through the eyes and ideas of experts and Paraguayan intellectuals. The set of speakers offer a glimpse into the social foundation of Paraguayan political institutions, the collective actions of different social actors, the multiple historical and cultural mediations, as well as the inevitable social contradictions that pose obstacles to the construction of the country's democratic regime. Over the last 30 years, democracy as a social project in Paraguay became the focus of important efforts from all social and political actors. The relation between market freedom and social equality has been the source of heated debates in the process of reforming the different sectors of the country, notably, the educational system, the economic structure, and the government’s institutional design. Standing between two South American giants (Brazil and Argentina), Paraguay is a lesser known country. With: -- Luis Ortiz, PhD Sociology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales -- Susana Sottoli, PhD in Political Science from Heildelberg University -- Javier Uriarte, PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University
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Discussions, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Paraguay: A 30-Year Old Democracy, Progress and Challenges

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Poetry Workshop

Author Reading | I Am a Stranger Here Myself: Part History, Part Memoir


Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Debra Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by a band of Cayuse. Whitman’s role as a white woman drawn in to “settle” the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney’s own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one’s most cherished place.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, I Am a Stranger Here Myself: Part History, Part Memoir

Film | My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports (1996)


This documentary tells the story of these Kindertransport children, and their children, the next generation. Although these boys and girls were rescued from death at the hands of the Nazis, they had to live with separation from their parents and sometimes other siblings. In this groundbreaking film, these Holocaust survivors, now adults, who, in many cases, were never reunited with their families, share their memories. Directed by Melissa Hacker 77 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports&nbsp;(1996)

Discussion | The Enchantress with a Hundred Faces: Havana in Cuban Fiction


The many faces, transformations, and enduring allure of Havana - as seen through the eyes of Cuban writers from different epochs and perspectives. With: -- Roberto González Echevarría, Yale University. -- Ana María Hernández, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The Enchantress with a Hundred Faces: Havana in Cuban Fiction

Workshop | Meditation for Health and Wellness


Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and well-being. Join Jim Rose, retired executive at Johnson & Johnston, and long time meditator for this lively and engaging workshop.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Meditation for&nbsp;Health and Wellness

Opening Reception | 41 Degrees Latitude: Tender Oceanscapes


The 13 large format photographs featured in this new exhibition are tender oceanscapes that move beyond typical depictions of the sea. Photographed moments before dusk or dawn, out in the surf, the evanescent horizon line in each image creates an illusory sense of space. A third-generation Brooklynite, Micheal McLaughlin's interest in photography began at the age of 11. He has worked as a New York-based advertising and editorial location photographer since 1987. Among others, his clients include Apple, Siemens and IBM. McLaughlin has received honors from Photo District News, Communication Arts, and the NY Art Directors Club.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, 41 Degrees Latitude: Tender Oceanscapes

Author Reading | The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward


In Stan Litow's recent book, he lays out the truth as opposed to the myths of the role business has played in society, in the past and the present. But most importantly he lays out a roadmap for the future where business, government, and civil society could work together to solve the most critical problems that are facing society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward

Symposium | City of Extremes: Can New York's Affordable Housing Crisis Be Solved?


The 4th annual Lillian Wald Symposium will tackle this complex issue from its historic roots to current questions of affordability versus the demands of development. Speakers include Carlina Rivera, New York City Council member; Michael Sandler, director of neighborhood planning for the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development; Damaris Reyes of Good Old Lower East Side; historian Nicholas Dagan Bloom; and Isaac Henderson of L + M Development Partners
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Symposiums, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, City of Extremes: Can New York's Affordable Housing Crisis Be Solved?

Conference | Lessons from the Ground: Framing and Interpreting Human Rights in the Balkans


This symposium brings together activists, practitioners, and scholars to reflect upon critical human rights-and research-oriented issues that receive less international attention but are well-known locally in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first is the long-term traumatic as well as professional impact that the country’s history, people, and culture have had upon those who have worked there for any period of time. A new generation of activists and survivors, both at home and abroad, are also asserting more control over the existing wartime narratives—either by reinforcing and/or or pushing against them creating new tensions. Finally, the Bosnian research landscape has been fundamentally changed by the hundreds of analyses with and about the population over the years which has important implications for the kind of nuanced scholarship that is sorely needed but increasingly difficult to conduct.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Lessons from the Ground: Framing and Interpreting Human Rights in the Balkans

Discussion | Solidarity as a Verb


On November 28, 2018, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill in a speech at the United Nations asked “What does justice require?” to which he answered that it requires that our solidarity become a verb. Hill will attend this moderated conversation to talk about what it means to show up in embodied solidarity with one another. Conversation will include a look at Hill’s comments made at the UN and the backlash he faced, as well as how we can make solidarity a verb in our everyday lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | The Drag March And Other Tales of Glamour and Resistance: A Storytelling Workshop


Reflect on your adventures in LGBTQ nightlife, art, activism and love, and develop the skills to share your stories publicly. Heather Ács and the NYC Drag March will be present for this workshop. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The Drag March And Other Tales of Glamour and Resistance: A Storytelling Workshop

Author Reading | Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed


The Palace of Culture and Science is a massive Stalinist skyscraper that was "gifted" to Warsaw by the Soviet Union in 1955. Framing the Palace's visual, symbolic, and functional prominence in everyday life as a sort of obsession, locals joke that their city suffers from a "Palace of Culture complex." In his book that takes this “complex” as its title, Michał Murawski traces the skyscraper's powerful impact on twenty-first-century Warsaw; on its architectural and urban landscape; on its political, ideological, and cultural lives; and on the bodies and minds of its inhabitants. Palace Complex explores the many factors that allow Warsaw’s Palace to endure as a still-socialist building in a post-socialist city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed

Film | 677 Memories: Bonian Concentration Camps


During the Bosnian war, 677 concentration camps, detention centers, rape camps and informal places of torture were established. Tens of thousands of men, women and children were captured and tortured, and many were killed. Uspomene 677 depicts the stories of three concentration camp survivors and three teenagers from each of Bosnia’s constituent ethnic communities who must now come to terms with their country’s violent past. Living in a Bosnia fighting for EU membership, they’re desperate to find a way to live together and move towards a more peaceful tomorrow. Director: Mirko Pincelli 52 min. Followed by a discussion with the director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, 677 Memories: Bonian Concentration Camps

Author Reading | Say Nothing: Tale Of Northern Ireland Including Passion, Betrayal, Vengeance And Anguish


In December 1972, thirty-eight-year-old Jean McConville was dragged from her home in Belfast by masked intruders. Her ten children never saw her again. The abduction was one of the most notorious events of the vicious conflict known as "The Troubles". Neighbors knew the I.R.A. was responsible, but in a climate of fear and paranoia no one would speak of it. When human remains were discovered on a beach in 2003, a telltale household item let McConville’s children know it was their mother. This was five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland. Patrick Radden Keefe uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with.  From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past, Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish. Patrick Radden Keefe is an American writer and investigative journalist. In addition to being the author of three books; Chatter, The Snakehead, and Say Nothing, he has written extensively for many publications including the New Yorker, Slate, and New York Times Magazine.  First come, first seated.
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Author Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Say Nothing:&nbsp;Tale Of&nbsp;Northern Ireland&nbsp;Including&nbsp;Passion, Betrayal, Vengeance And Anguish

Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Soprano Loretta Di Franco


The sixth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features soprano Loretta Di Franco, who has had one of the longest careers in Metropolitan Opera history with 929 performances there between 1961 and 1995. She continues to work for the Met as an Italian-language diction coach. She will discuss her long and illustrious career as well as explore the secrets for proper usage of Italian among singers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Talks, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Soprano Loretta Di Franco

Lecture | Dying Before Their Time: Lumumba, Cabral and Sankara


Just as postcolonial nations seemed close to becoming a reality, the Cold War swooped in by staging the murders of young, male revolutionaries who had come to stand in for the nation symbolically and physically. Drawing from her book Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital which illustrates the ways in which the Cold War and the postcolony shaped each other materially and ideologically, this talk examines “nation time;” the layered chronopolitics that newly formed nation-states struggle with by focusing on the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral and Thomas Sankara. Speaker Bhakti Shringarpure is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as faculty for the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Race, Ethnicity and Politics program at the University of Connecticut.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Dying Before Their Time: Lumumba, Cabral and Sankara

Lecture | Fear of a Black Planet: Scientific Racism and the Making of the Anthropocene


This talk presents a vision for a sustainable future that centers decolonial science, environmental stewardship, and liberation from oppressive ideologies and systems. Scholar, scientist, and organizer Cynthia Malone will discuss how scientific racism shapes the Anthropocene, our current geological epoch marked by sustained, human-derived environmental degradation and climate change on a planetary scale.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Non Proliferation Policy in the Trump Era: Examining North Korea and Iran


The Trump administration’s approach to nuclear non-proliferation is exceptionally unorthodox. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program has, by all account, succeeded in stopping its relentless march towards weaponization. Yet, the Trump administration has rejected the agreement and pulled out of it. In contrast, the unprecedented summit meeting in Singapore between Trump and Kim was high on optics and rhetoric but vague on specifics, and there is little evidence that it has stopped North Korea’s program. Yet, the Trump administration has proclaimed it to be a model approach to non-proliferation. Is there a rationale behind this unusual approach to Iran and North Korea? More importantly, is this approach likely to work? What role might the United Nations and related agencies play in this role? And what are the implications for global non-proliferation if it fails in its stated objective? Moderator: Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Clinical Associate Professor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Non Proliferation Policy in the Trump Era: Examining North Korea and Iran

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum


Andrés Cerpa was raised in Staten Island, New York and spent many of his childhood summers in Puerto Rico. A recipient of fellowships from the McDowell Colony and Canto Mundo, his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poem-A-Day, The Kenyon Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, Frontier Poetry, West Branch, Foundry Journal, and elsewhere. Marwa Helal is the author of the chapbook I Am Made To Leave I Am Made To Return and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial Contest. Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, Helal currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Poetry Readings, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Poetry Forum

Symposium | Remembering Author Clara Sereni: Writing, Jewish Memory, Feminism


A symposium with presentations by Scott Lerner (Franklin & Marshall), Giovanna Miceli Jeffries (Wisconsin-Madison), Giulia Po Delisle (UMass Lowell).
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Film | Short Films By An Experimental Filmmaker


Scott Bartlett (1943-1990) was an experimental filmmaker known for his daring use of new video and imagery technologies being developed in the late sixties and early seventies. These four films are a survey of Barlett’s abstract approaches and techniques which would influence luminaries such as Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Moon 1969 (1969) 15 min. Electronically generated images (electrovideographics) are employed to explore man's inner universe as a metaphor for the spiritual progress of mankind. Heavy Metal (1978) 13 min. Bartlett manipulates narrative "found-footage" of violence in Chicago with video to create formal stylistic relationships. They are given narrative cohesion through the "story" told in the vocal jazz accompaniment of Earl Hines and Tiny Parham. Offon (1969) 9 min. Videographic techniques are used to create a series of abstract images. Hypnotic, pulsating rhythms and vivid colors make this film a clear example of the artist's relationship to the psychedelic experience. Serpent (1971) 15 min. Abstract and concrete images and a composite sound track are used to suggest the conflict between good and evil. Tranquil scenes of trees, grass, sunlight, and a nude woman walking along a beach are disrupted by television footage of marching soldiers, violence, death and destruction.
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Films, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, Short Films By An Experimental Filmmaker

Discussion | The Making of a Slum: Immigration, Housing and Health Policy in NYC, Past and Present


This diverse panel on architectural and public health policy responses to poverty and disease at the turn of the 20th century is part of a series of events developed around the forthcoming exhibition The Lung Block: A New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian Immigrant Community. The show draws upon Stefano Morello and Kerri Culhane’s recent scholarship examining the progressive narrative of the Lung Block as the slum-epicenter of disease, contrasting it with the lived experience of the majority Italian immigrant residents. Join Katherine LaGuardia, Steve Brier, Nancy Carnevale and others to discuss these issues.
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Discussions, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The Making of a Slum: Immigration, Housing and Health Policy in NYC, Past and Present

Screening | Vintage Variety Shows


Includes clips from: The Dean Martin Show, Hollywood Palace (Jimmy Durante often hosted), Dinah Shore Chevy Show, Perry Como Kraft Music Hall, Ed Sullivan Show, and Colgate Comedy Hour (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis often hosted).   Host Will Friedwald takes you back in time to enjoy these shows. Friedwald has written the award-winning A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs and received ten Grammy nominations.
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Author Reading | MacDoodle St.: The Struggles and Joys of Being an Artist


Every week, from 1978 to 1980, The Village Voice brought a new installment of Mark Alan Stamaty’s uproarious, endlessly inventive strip MacDoodle St. Centering more or less on Malcolm Frazzle, a blocked poet struggling to complete his latest lyric for Dishwasher Monthly, Stamaty’s creation encompassed a dizzying array of characters, stories, jokes, and digressions. One week might feature the ongoing battle between irate businessmen and bearded beatniks for control of a Greenwich Village coffee shop, the next might reveal a dastardly plot involving a genetically engineered dishwashing monkey, or the frustrated dreams of an irascible, over-caffeinated painter, or the mysterious visions of a duffle-coated soothsayer on the bus. Not to mention the variable moods and longings of the comic strip itself.... And somehow, in the end, it all fits together. MacDoodle St. is more than just a hilarious weekly strip; it is a great comic novel, a thrilling, surprising, unexpectedly moving ode to art, life, and New York City. This new edition features a brand-new, twenty-page autobiographical comic by Stamaty explaining what happened next and why MacDoodle St. never returned, in a unique, funny, and poignant look at the struggles and joys of being an artist.
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Film | Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (2019): The Fight to Speak Korean


This film is set in the 1940's when Korea was under Japanese occupation and Korean people were banned from speaking their own language. A street thief and a wealthy man work together to publish a Korean language dictionary. Director: Yu-na Eom 135 min.      
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Author Reading | Savage News: Journalist's Tribulations


Natalie Savage has spent her twenties missing out on life's benchmarks, but finally sees her efforts pay off when she's assigned to cover the White House for her news network. But it's only temporary and her competition is a 26-year-old, spoiled frat boy. Natalie has to navigate ratings wars, workplace harassment, and an international political crisis in order to prove herself for her dream job. With author Jessica Yellin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | The ‘I Don’t Know!’ Project: Performance Art


The I Don’t Know! Project is a touring art piece that works to destigmatize the lifelong process of learning and growing, while creating a safe space for the beginnings or continuations of individual explorations into personal, social, political, racial, and gender/sex based topics. The Project celebrates and puts an emphasis on the “I Don’t Know!” stage of learning, the stage in which the most shame, and self – restriction may come. The model for The I Don’t Know! Project is one on one: anyone who comes into the store or attends the event is invited to sit down, one at a time and, with the interlocutor, discuss a topic (personal, social, political, racial, or gender based) that they haven’t formed an opinion on or don’t know much about or have questions about. Tabatha Gayle is a multi-disciplinary performance artist, creative, and activist based in Harlem. Her work centers around re-humanizing the dehumanized, oppression at the intersection of race and gender, and creating conversation that frees the individual to self-reflect and self-educate. Tabatha has developed and performed work through theaters and institutions such as Ars Nova, The Martin E. Segal Center for the Prelude 2018, and Dixon Place.
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Performances, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, The &lsquo;I Don&rsquo;t Know!&rsquo; Project: Performance Art

Author Reading | The Storyteller: Father Missing in Beirut


Samir leaves the safety and comfort of his family's adopted home, Germany, for volatile Beirut in an attempt to find his missing father. The only clues Samir has are an old photo and the bedtime stories his father used to tell him. In this moving and engaging novel about family secrets, love, and friendship, author Pierre Jarawan does for Lebanon what Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan. He pulls away the curtain of grim facts and figures portrayed in the media and shows an intimate truth of what it means to come from a country torn apart by civil war. With this beautiful and suspenseful story, full of images, Jarawan proves to be a masterful storyteller himself.
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Talk | A Conversation with a Veteran Poet and Librettist


Anne Carson is a professor of classics, a poet, an essayist, and a translator, and also the librettist, with Claudia Rankine, of The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 O’Clock, staged in October 2018 on the High Line. Her many books include Float, Red Doc, The Albertine Workout, Nox, Men in the Off Hours, Autobiography of Red, Eros the Bittersweet, and Glass, Irony, and God.
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Talks, April 10, 2019, 04/10/2019, A Conversation with a Veteran Poet and Librettist

Concert | NYU Composers & ICECommons: New Works


The International Contemporary Ensemble continues its collaboration with the innovative composers of New York University, who are experts in the latest music technology. Graduate composers are featured in a program of world premieres.
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Concert | NYU Orchestra With Tony Award Winning Conductor And Broadway Performer


Ted Sperling, conductor; NYU Orchestra; Broadway actress and singer Lindsay Mendez perform works by Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers, Bernstein, Bacharach, Sondheim, and more! Ted Sperling is a musical director, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, stage director and musician, primarily for the stage and concerts. He won the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Orchestrations, for his work in The Light in the Piazza in 2005. Actress Lindsay Mendez won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in a Broadway revival of Carousel. Her other credits on Broadway include Wicked, Godspell, and Grease.
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