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50 free events take place on Friday, April 12 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 12 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 Break Up the Big Stuff, Protect the Little Stuff?
free events nyc Spring Dance-a-Thon
free events nyc Rooted: World-Class Dance Artists
free events nyc Brexit and the Future of Ireland and Scotland: Beyond the Quagmire
free events nyc Piano Sonatas of Mozart and Chopin
free events nyc Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony at a major NYC concert hall
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Festival | 24@44: A Marathon Celebration with Live Journalism, Music, Art, Performances and Parties


A nonstop 24-hour marathon of live journalism, music, art, performances and parties with all the New York Public Radio fam — plus a few surprises from friends. And because no marathon is complete without a can-they-do-it stunt, here’s ours: In partnership with the New York Opera Festival, they’re challenging a team of artists to create an original 10-minute opera in just one day. Friday, April 12 7AM — Wake Up & Dance (Hosted by DWAI and Ecstatic Dance) 10AM — The Brian Lehrer Show Live (Guests: DeRay McKesson, Laurie Metcalf and Lucas Hnath) 12PM — All Of It with Alison Stewart (Guests: Andrew Bird, Heidi Schreck, Jonathan Coulton, Arturo O'Farrill and Ayodele Casel) 2PM — WQXR Live with Conrad Tao 4PM — Adulting Live Taping Hosted by Jordan Carlos and Michelle Buteau (Guests: John Cameron Mitchell and Sydnee Washington) 5:30PM — Gothamist Happy Hour (Beer, Trivia + More!) 8PM — A Conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks (Kai Wright Hosts) 9:30PM — Attacca Quartet 11PM — Never Have I Ever Comedy Hour (Featuring Josh Gondelman, Noré Davis, Shalewa Sharpe, Jo Firestone and Alison Leiby) Saturday, April 13 12AM — Up All Night: Clueless (Screening + Snacks!) 2AM — Up All Night: Attack the Block (Screening + Snacks!) 4AM — Listening Session 6AM — Mindful Morning (Meditation + Sound Bath) 12PM — NY Opera Festival World Premiere
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, 24@44: A Marathon Celebration with Live Journalism, Music, Art, Performances and Parties

Conference | Black Lives


Black Lives has emerged in recent years as a conceptual touchstone following the wake of Black Lives Matter, a galvanizing social movement of public protest against the persistence of institutionalized forms of anti-black violence that besiege Black individuals and communities on a daily basis, both within the United States and across a range of geopolitical contexts. The phrase implicitly challenges nationalist and global concepts of humanity that do not include blackness as a viable sign of life and citizenship. As critics such as Paul Gilroy, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Robert Reid-Pharr and Henry Louis Gates Jr. have noted, “universal humanism” has been historically built upon a constitutive rejection of black being. To push back against such entrenched conceptual repudiations of black particularity, this conference take a cue from Jamaican philosopher and novelist Sylvia Wynter, who argues that black particularity paradoxically retains a utopian impulse for recognizing “our collective agency and authorship of our genres of being human.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conference | Escaping Violence: New Approaches to 'the Problem' of Refugees


The conference, which marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Aristide Zolberg's Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World, will consider new approaches--conceptual and field-based--for responding to forced migration today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Escaping Violence: New Approaches to 'the Problem' of Refugees

Conference | Erasures: Excision and Indelibility in the Art of the Americas


What can and cannot be erased? This question emerges when monuments are destroyed, cultural artifacts vanish, or the faces of the disappeared continue to interrogate government violence and corruption. Though the recent fire at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro resulted in the devastating loss of approximately twenty million objects, the impact goes beyond physical destruction. Marina Silva, Brazil’s former Minister of the Environment, went so far as to call the fire a “lobotomy of the Brazilian memory.” Tragedies and subsequent actions to confront them shape this year’s theme. Erasure is commonly understood as an obliteration of content or removal of all traces, often forcefully. And yet, as demonstrated by Horacio Zabala’s burned maps from the 1970s or Jacques Bedel’s erased Cordillera (1972), visual art maintains an uncanny ability to demonstrate resilience in the void of visible content. Erasure can manifest through strategies of elimination, cleansing, or effacement as aesthetic practice, or it might instead emerge in issues surrounding medium, as in the ephemerality of site-specific or performative work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Erasures: Excision and Indelibility in the Art of the Americas

Conference | Mobilizations and Migrations


However the international order is characterized, it is clear that various forms of internationalism are in distress. These are at work both in producing violent conflagration and in generating moving populations across the globe (migrant labor, refugees, asylum seekers, exiles, emigres, etc.). How, then, can internationalism be thought and articulated anew? How can it productively and creatively address various modes of encounter and representation? How can it build on radical genealogies of international solidarity in ways that interlink vital discussions of borders and walls with the systemic relations of racial capitalism and its spatial fixes in the current conjuncture? The conference will bring together activist scholars/scholarly activists from across the disciplines and beyond in order to figure new dimensions of mobilization as and from migrations. The focus on movement and movements offers the possibility of constructive dialogue on specific spatial constellations in the present that does not lose sight of their historical constituents and political differences yet is willing to meet the challenge of their articulation. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Mobilizations and Migrations

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 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Symposium | Proust 2019


In 1919, Marcel Proust was officially recognized as a great writer when the second volume of his magnum opus was awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. This conference, in honor of the centenary of Proust's Goncourt, brings together writers, scholars and translators to discuss the reasons Proust is now, 100 years later, more popular and influential than ever. Participants include Anne Carson (reading her "Albertine Workout"), Nicholas Dames, Sara Danius, Lydia Davis, Saskia Hamilton, Andrew Holleran, Michael Lucey, Colm Toibin, Caroline Weber, Edmund White, Michael Wood, and Elisabeth Ladenson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Proust 2019

Forum | Russia's Tilt to China


The forum will consist of two panels, one examining Russia’s tilt to China, the other exploring the rise of China and security challenges in Asia. With: Eugene Rumer, Carnegie Endowment, "Growing Russian-Chinese Ties: Yes, the Bear Hug is Real" Cynthia Roberts, Joint Chiefs staff at DoD and Professor, Hunter College, "The Russian Military's Perspectives on China” Peter Clement, Visiting Senior Research Scholar, SIPA and Saltzman and Harriman Institutes, "There is a Bear Hug--But Just How Close Is It?"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Russia's Tilt to China

Discussion | Unpacking Mass Incarceration


Unpack the rise of mass incarceration in the United States and the ways in which criminalization is a cyclical process of the prison industrial complex. Participants will develop an understanding of how social identities impact policing, learn ways to support communities impacted by incarceration, and envision alternatives to the prison system. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Unpacking Mass Incarceration

Talk | Photography Through a Positive Lens


Being a photographer who travels presents its own difficulties and challenges. It’s about taking advantage of the moments that present themselves to you and not the moments you have planned in your mind. It is about understanding the potential of your equipment and the limits you are willing to go to in order to achieve the kind of results you want to bring home with you. Photographing in foreign places is about understanding the place and what it has to offer, and photographing people is just as much about opening yourself up as it is to getting your subjects to open up about themselves. Steve Morello brings you through his journey of making images around the world documenting wildlife, people, and places as a photographer for World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic, and more, and as a photo instructor for National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Hate (1995): Rioting in the French Suburbs


24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. Director: Mathieu Kassovitz Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui 98 min
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Hate (1995): Rioting in the French Suburbs

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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Forum | The Rise of China and Security Challenges in Asia


With: -- Thomas Christensen, Professor of Public and International Affairs, SIPA and Director of China and the World Program -- Oriana Mastro, Georgetown University -- Andrew Nathan
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Forums, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The Rise of China and Security Challenges in Asia

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.
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Workshop | Community Choir For Beginners


This beginner, non-auditioned group welcomes all who love to sing. You will learn healthy singing habits, warmups, and how to find your own voice as your sing with a group. The choir members sing and study music of many styles and genres like jazz, latin, soul, choral, gospel, folk, and music from around the world. Everyone is welcome no experience necessary! The class will culminate with a final public performance at the library. Registration is required.
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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.
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Tours, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Festival | 30th Anniversary Book Fair


MFA Photography, Video and Related Media welcomes the public to a community celebration of 30 years of photographic practice and the art of bookmaking with its 30th Anniversary Book Fair. Featuring the work of alumni, faculty, students and close department friends, the program is holding a three-day event, inviting visitors to explore a history of published works on display and for sale, accompanied by a series of panel discussions. Each element of the fair exemplifies the history of higher education, fine art photography, and the exciting future of the artist book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Break Up the Big Stuff, Protect the Little Stuff?


A talk about breaking up Facebook, protecting small elements of creativity, open sourcing hardware, and other legal issues that lurk in the shadows of creation. Speaker Michael Weinberg is the Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, as well as the Board President of the Open Source Hardware Association. He was the General Counsel at the 3D printing company Shapeways. He spent many years in Washington, DC advocating for the public interest in technology policy at the nonprofit Public Knowledge.
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Lectures, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Break Up the Big Stuff, Protect the Little Stuff?

Conference | Entanglements in Late Capitalism: Instruments and Precarity


1:00-1:30 Welcome and introduction to the conference 1:30-2:30 First session, From Depression to Mobilization: Surviving and Politicizing Precarious Existence 2:30-3:00 - Coffee break 3:00-4:30 Second session, Instruments and Matrices: Credit Scoring, Value Chains, and Technology Transfers 5:00-6:30 Keynote lecture, Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism, Surveillance Capitalism: The Prison Telecommunications Industry 6:30 Reception  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997): Crime Drama Starring With Matt Damon And Danny DeVito


An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company. Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes.  The Rainmaker was based on John Grisham's 1995 novel of the same name. 
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Francis Ford Coppola's&nbsp;The Rainmaker (1997): Crime Drama&nbsp;Starring With&nbsp;Matt Damon And Danny DeVito

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


James Kennerley, organist and choirmaster at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York. Organist James Kennerley made his Carnegie Hall solo début in 2016 with the celebrated ensemble the Sejong Soloists. Performances this season include concerts at Alice Tully Hall, the Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Museum’s MetLiveArts series, and in the Lincoln Center White Light festival. He has also given concerts at Washington National Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Princeton University, the Royal Albert Hall, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and other major venues throughout the United States and Europe.
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Film | Nobody's Fool (2018): Sister Should Learn The Truth


A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems. 110 min. Director: Tyler Perry. Starring Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick.  Nobody's Fool grossed $31.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $1.8 million in other territories, for a total worldwide total of $33.5 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Nobody's Fool (2018): Sister Should Learn The Truth

Poetry Reading | Haiku Gathering


Performances from Japanese language students and award-winning haiku poet, Popona Tsukino. There will also be a chance to make your own haiku. Snacks will be served. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Haiku Gathering

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.
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Lilo & Stitch (2002): Oscar Nominated Adventure Animation

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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Film | Oscar-Nominated Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003): Vermeer's Muse


A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. 105 min. Directors Peter Webber. Starring Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson. The film was subsequently nominated for three Academy Awards, ten British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. 
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Oscar-Nominated Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003): Vermeer's Muse

Lecture | Can We Feed a Mid-Century Global Population of Ten Billion Healthily, Sustainably and Equitably?


This talk will explore some of the challenges of feeding a growing and richer world population, as well as look at some of possible solutions, using a modelling approach that links an economic model of the food system with environment and health inputs and outputs. He will investigate issues such as the effect of climate change on reductions in diet-associated deaths; how dietary change policies can be designed to obtain multiple health, environment and economic outputs, and the combinations of advances and policies that can reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. With: Charles Godfray, Director of the Martin School, Oxford University, and Professor of Population Biology.
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Lectures, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Can We Feed a Mid-Century Global Population of Ten Billion Healthily, Sustainably and Equitably?

Film | May Allah Bless France! (2014): Saved by Rap


The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Director: Abd al Malik 95 min
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Discussion | From Urban Decay to Urban Agriculture


This event is a panel discussion highlighting the various ways unused or decaying urban spaces have been reinvented into urban agricultural projects that serve their communities in various ways. From growing fresh, local food to youth education, and workforce training to refugee programming, these urban agriculture programs have been able to transform urban communities in ways that far surpass city beautification and growing food.
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Discussions, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, From Urban Decay to Urban Agriculture

Dancing | Spring Dance-a-Thon


An evening of dance, fitness, and fun. You will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Will you be the last person standing?
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Dancings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Spring Dance-a-Thon

Film | 2 Documentaries: Danton’s Death / Towards Tenderness


Danton’s Death Alice Diop, 2011, 64 min 25-year-old Steve is on a journey to transform his life. Without mentioning it to even his closest friends, Steve enrolls in an acting course at Le Cours Simon, one of France’s most prestigious drama schools. As Steve fulfills his dream of becoming an actor, he reflects on his two divergent locales - the environment in which he lives, and the one in which he aspires to succeed. Towards Tenderness Alice Diop, 2016, 39 min This documentary examines the lives of four men in the Parisian projects. Through their individual everyday accounts, they unveil rarely breached depths of manhood and masculinity. Its director, Alice Diop, is one of two black female directors to have won a César award in the Best Short Film category. During her acceptance speech, Diop dedicated her award to the youth and victims of police brutality in France. There will be a Q&A with director Alice Diop and a panel on representations of young black people that escape stereotypes? Two to three decades after the pioneer Euzhan Palcy, what is the situation of the new generation of black directors? Moderated by Ed Guerrero. With Diop and Trica Keaton (Dartmouth).
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, 2 Documentaries: Danton&rsquo;s Death / Towards Tenderness

Opening Reception | Current: Kinetic Sculpture


In Tauba Auerbach's exhbition, a kinetic sculpture, images of heat, and a video library.
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Author Reading | The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success


This book will empower you to sell your way to success in business and in life, and show you how to take your career to the next level. With author Lydia Fenet.
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Author Readings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success

Film | Wackersdorf (2018): A True Story of Community


A true story of community, taking a stand against injustice and corruption, and being a local-level politician taking on a much stronger governing power. Directed by Oliver Haffner. Oliver Haffner, director of the film, will be present at the screening. Following the screening, Oliver Haffner and Christian Martin, the current Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies, will engage in a conversation about the film and the many questions it raises.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Psychologically Complex Paintings


Painter Neo Rauch is one of the best-known artists from the Leipzig school in Germany. His psychologically complex paintings have been widely collected and written about for more than twenty years. Featuring more than one hundred fifty never or rarely seen works that span over thirty years of Rauch’s career, this exhibition will present drawing as an essential but often overlooked aspect of his work of art.
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Performance | The View from Here: A Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York Showcase


This showcase is an exploration into perspective and personal vantage point. What we see and how we see it is distinct to our experiences and self-identity. Though performances and visual presentations created within intensive workshops, this concept is navigated and personally defined.
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Performances, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The View from Here: A Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York Showcase

Opening Reception | Works of Sam Francis


The imagery and works of Sam Francis exude a spontaneity, openness, and bold presence that were an integral part of the artist himself. Francis allowed chance and accident to shape his images, and his ability to convey the meaning of these unconscious elements enables viewers to understand the man, as well as his art. Sam Francis was an American painter, printmaker, and icon. Born in Northern California in 1923, he attended the University of California at Berkeley before leaving to join the Army Air Corps in 1943. While recuperating from injuries suffered during his service, Francis began to paint.  By the late 1940s, Francis was studying at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and UC Berkeley, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees. Curiosity and desire led the artist to Paris in the early '50s, where he attended the Atelier Fernand Léger and was exposed to the work of Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, which ignited his interest in light and vibrant color.  
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Dance Performance | Rooted: World-Class Dance Artists


The inaugural City Center on the Move tour will bring world-class talent like tap dancer Ayodele Casel, along with dancers Luke Hickey and Andre Imanishi, bass player Amanda Ruzza, drummer Zack O’Farrill and six-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill to a neighborhood near you.
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Dance Performances, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Rooted: World-Class Dance Artists

Author Reading | The 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.
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Author Readings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed

Classical Music | Piano Sonatas of Mozart and Chopin


Pianist Tim McCullough presents two of the most iconic sonatas composed for the keyboard, written by Mozart (1756-1791) and Chopin (1810 - 1849).
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Concerts, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Piano Sonatas of Mozart and Chopin

Film | Stepping into the Future: A Revolutionary Night 10 Years Ago


On April 11, 2011, hundreds of people got a taste of revolutionary possibility at Harlem Stage in NYC. BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian -- the handbook for revolution in the 21st century -- had just been published. To mark the occasion, musicians, dancers, poets, actors, and visual artists came together to celebrate the publication of BAsics and the vision of a new world. This film is the story of that night. There's archival footage of Bob Avakian. There are reflections by the artists and participants: what inspired them, their hopes and dreams. And you get to see performances by Matthew Shipp, William Parker, David Murray, Abiodun Oyewole, Maggie Brown, Moist Paula Henderson, Aladdin, Outernational, reg e. gaines & Shelly Gaines, Maluca Mala, Guillermo Brown, and Avidrodh Sharma. Carl Dix, who participated in the event, will be at this special screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Stepping into the Future: A Revolutionary Night 10 Years Ago

Poetry Reading | The Year of Blue Water: Award-Winning Poetry


The debut poetry collection from Yanyi, the 2018 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Intimate to the reader, elusive to the colonizer, the book creates a space of integration of variegated selves—an intellectual self, a queer self, a trans self, a Chinese self, an immigrant self, all of which share a kind of survival that is all his own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The Year of Blue Water: Award-Winning Poetry

Reading | Washington Square Review Reading


Readings by contributors to the Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal. Diannely Antigua’s book Ugly Music, forthcoming from YesYes Books, was chosen for the 2017 Pamet River Prize. Eric Gamalinda recently published The Descartes Highlands (Akashic Books, NY), his fifth novel and his first to be published in the US, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Prize. Jamie Quatro's debut novel, Fire Sermon, published in 2018 with Grove Press in the U.S., Picador in the U.K., and Anansi International in Canada.
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Readings, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Washington Square Review Reading

Talk | Artist Talk: Atlas Unlimited


Since 2011, visual artist Karthik Pandian and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne have been exploring the image of revolution in the wake of the Arab Spring. Their talk will discuss their ongoing project, Altla Unlimited, a cumulative series of institutional solo exhibitions that combine sculpture and storytelling to trace the flows of people, art, and artifacts across geographies and cultures. Exploring the architecture of motivating, directing and surviving movement, Zins-Browne and Pandian will reflect on political and aesthetic narratives of movement that run through their cumulative installation.
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Lecture | Brexit and the Future of Ireland and Scotland: Beyond the Quagmire


Discussions about Brexit typically focus on trade and ignore the lives and movement of people. The forces behind Brexit fit within a broader, global trend towards more authoritarian restrictions on human freedom. Chis Gilligan will draw attention to the human dimensions of immigration restrictions throughout the region, and will argue that immigration is going to be more restricted by Brexit. Grassroots movements for human freedom in existing pro-immigrant campaigns are to be highlighted. Chris Gilligan is a professor of sociology in Scotland and has been active in pro-migrant issues for more than a decade. He is a founding member of Open Borders Scotland. He is the author of Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lectures, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Brexit and the Future of Ireland and Scotland: Beyond the Quagmire

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Liz Miele(CD "Mind Over Melee"), Gabe Pacheco (Sirius XM's "Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang") Megan Sass (NY Funny Songs Festival), Sharon Spell (The Moth)and Amanda Hurley (Hoboken Comedy Festival)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Lecture | The Importance of Kleine Krieg: Logistics, Operations, and 'Little War' in the Late 17th-Century Low Countries


"Kleine Krieg" is the German term for "petty warfare." Associate Professor John Stapleton of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point discusses it in relation to war in the low countries of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands in the late 1600s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, The Importance of Kleine Krieg: Logistics, Operations, and 'Little War' in the Late 17th-Century Low Countries

Performance | Oasis: An Immersive Peformance That Surprises and Delights


Third Rail Projects has created a new site-specific, multidisciplinary performance. The story unfolds with five performers who unexpectedly find themselves swept into a mirage … an “Oasis.” The performers find themselves uniting in unexpected ways, chasing the promise of escape only to discover that they wield the power to create their own sanctuary. This immersive performance aims to surprise and delight the public and enable them to see the spacxethrough a new lens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Performances, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Oasis: An Immersive Peformance That Surprises and Delights

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 | Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony at a major NYC concert hall


Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral", conducted by David Hayes, artistic director of the Mannes Orchestra. The program will include the premiere performance of Carl Davis’s Last Train to Tomorrow. Carl Davis, the legendary composer and conductor, will conduct the work himself. This semi-staged presentation marks the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport movement, a series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. Carl Davis is an American-born conductor and composer who has written music for more than 100 television programmes, and is also known for creating music to accompany silent films. He also collaborated with Paul McCartney in the creation of the Liverpool Oratorio. Davis's music is published by Faber Music. Some of the movies he has composed for are; The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music), Frankenstein Unbound (1990) The Great Gatsby (2000), Mothers & Daughters (2004).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 12, 2019, 04/12/2019, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony at a major NYC concert hall
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