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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 16, 2019?

46 free events take place on Tuesday, April 16 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 16 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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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev
free events nyc H.G. Adler: A 20th-Century Life for the 21st Century
free events nyc How Social Difference Affects the Urban Environment, and Vice Versa
free events nyc The Paris Opera (2017): A Candid Look at a Performing Arts Institution
free events nyc New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Morning Fitness

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 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Chinese Traditional Painting


Learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà, meaning "national" or "native painting", as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or coloured pigments; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made are paper and silk. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls. Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, and other media. Please bring your own brushes; paper and ink will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Chinese Traditional Painting

Workshop | Jewelry Making: Beaded Earrings


Participants will learn how to make their own earrings using wire and beads. The program will end with a finished jewelry piece by each participant. This program will support the patron’s creativity but will also encourage them to read more books related to the history of beading as well as “How to books” to teach themselves different methods of beading.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Jewelry Making: Beaded Earrings

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Photography Talk: Milk Factory


In Corinne Botz’s Milk Factory, a sustained focus on space, gender, and the body is central. Past subjects have included miniature crime scene reconstructions, domestic ghost-sightings, the homes of agoraphobics, personal belongings left after car accidents, everyday objects instrumental in violent deaths, hoarding, objectophilia, and medical simulations. Visualizing lactation rooms represents a natural evolution of her interests. Lactation rooms are everyday spaces that embody deeply felt subjective experiences of motherhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Photography Talk: Milk Factory

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 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Concerts, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Workshop | Spring in Your Step Power Walk


Celebrate the change of seasons with a midday power walk routine followed by meditation and therapeutic exercises. Relieve stress, increase your energy level and reset the mind. Get active and fit in 2019!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Spring in Your Step Power Walk

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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Concerts, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided. Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a good speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain. Public speaking is seen traditionally as part of the art of persuasion.
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Gallery Talk | Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Future Is Global: Role of The New School


A roundtable discussion to celebrate the launch of the Global at The New School website. The future of the world will be increasingly ‘global’. Change will not be a homogeneous linear trend of increasing integration but rather, globalization will take multiple forms and proceed in different directions, generating different types of interactions and conflicts between peoples, geographies, politics, and societies. We are at a hinge moment. It is time for new thought and action, theory and praxis. What will be the role of The New School? Moderated by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Speakers: -- Introduction by Tim Marshall, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, The New School -- Joel Towers and Timon McPhearson on environmental justice -- Diana Ayton-Shenker and Carin Kuoni on human rights and genders -- Sheba Tejani and Gustav Peebles on inequalities -- Sean Jacobs on decolonizing knowledges -- Alex Aleinikoff on migration and mobility -- Reflections and website launch by Mary Watson, Executive Dean, Schools of Public Engagement
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Discussions, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, The Future Is Global: Role of The New School

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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Gallery Talk | Pelea: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity: A Curator's Tour


The exhibit will explore how artists are responding to displacement through their work and practice and will provide a platform for examining visual strategies among contemporary Latinx artists. The show is curated by inaugural artist in residence Shellyne Rodriguez and the Latinx Project's curatorial team. Start times: 3pm, 4pm
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3:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Pelea: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity: A Curator's Tour

Workshop | Basic Backyard Astrophotography


Astrophotography is only as complicated as you make it. Anyone with a basic DSLR, kit lens, and tripod can create compelling photographs of the Milky Way, stars, planets, and even deep sky objects with a bit of knowledge, patience, and the right steps. Todd Vorenkamp is a space enthusiast, nerd, and amateur astrophotographer who regularly shoots the starry skies with basic photography gear. He recently penned a four-part series “How to Do Basic Backyard Astrophotography” and will be discussing how, without specialized optics, cameras, accessories, and exotic post-processing techniques, you can have fun capturing and creating your own astronomical images. Todd will cover the basics including the concept of astronomical images, what gear you need, capture techniques, and basic post processing of your images.
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Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Domino Club

Author Reading | The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Jewish Heritage in Europe and the United States


Author Daniel J. Walkowitz is Emeritus Professor of History and of Social & Cultural Analysis. A labor and urban historian associated with the development of the new Social History in the 1970s and of Public History, he is the author or editor of ten books and four films for public television. His books include Worker City, Company Town: Protest among Troy Iron Workers and Cohoes Iron Workers, 1955-84 (Illinois, 1978), Working With Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Cass Identity in America (North Carolina, 1998); City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in America (NYU, 2010).
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Jewish Heritage in Europe and the United States

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev


Jiayi Song, piano. Program Beethoven Piano Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101 Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 12 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev

Author Reading | H.G. Adler: A 20th-Century Life for the 21st Century


H.G. Adler (1910-1988) was a survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz who later published two dozen books of history, fiction, poetry, sociology, and religion, all of which were dedicated to honoring the memory of those lost in the Holocaust. However, in his time he remained largely unknown, and it is only in the 21st century that his works have gained the audience and resonance they deserve. Author Peter Filkin's authorized biography will explore the importance of Adler's life and writing for how it speaks to the overreach of technology, government, and social controls, as well as the necessity of maintaining human dignity in the face of systemic oppression in our day.
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6:00 pm
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, H.G. Adler: A 20th-Century Life for the 21st Century

Author Reading | The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008–2018


A conversation between Glenn Fuhrman, founder of the FLAG Art Foundation, and artist Lawrence Weiner, moderated by Sarah Douglas, editor in chief of ARTnews, on the occasion of the release of The FLAG Art Foundation: 2008–2018. The talk will be followed by a book signing with Glenn Fuhrman.
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Concert | Chanson Music


Lisa Daehlin, soprano; Waundell Saavedra, bass; Tor Morten Kjosnes present works by Grieg, Duparc, Coleridge-Taylor, Griffes and original music by Lisa Daehlin. Lisa Daehlin's concert repertoire focuses extensively on Norwegian, French and American Chanson, Cabaret and Art Song. She has performed in Italy, Germany, and in Scandinavia among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Creative Writing Workshop


Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced. Instructor Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
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Workshop | Fighting Fakes: News Literacy in the Digital Age


Learn how to identify good sources, solid facts, and verifiable information. Being a better news consumer in the digital age is critical. As everyone struggles to deal with information overload and the difficulty in determining the authenticity of news reports, it's more important than ever to learn critical thinking skills that can help us find trustworthy information. This workshop aims to teach us how to identify fact from fiction, news from opinion, and how these skills are important to a democratic society. Laptops and smart phones are encouraged for this workshop.
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Workshop | How To Introduce Yourself For A Good Career


How do you meet people and how do you tell them what they need to hear so they know how to help you move your career forward? Coach Win Sheffield will begin the evening with tips on how to present yourself comfortably in a few short sentences (an elevator pitch) to engage your listeners. You will then have the opportunity to meet with others and practice your pitch. It is useful to come prepared with business cards or index cards with your contact information.
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Poetry Reading | Winter Poetry with Spork Press


Featuring the poets: Dorothy Chan Rae Gouirand Paul Legault David Welch
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Author Reading | How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power


Historian Nicholas Bloom reveals the enduring impact of activist states in an era of unsteady federal power. Anchoring the story on the example set by New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, Bloom shows how Rockefeller took the lead on a number of aggressive initiatives, including urban redevelopment, mass transit, affordable housing, and the environment. His bold efforts inspired other governors and legislators, ultimately leading to the establishment of long-lived city and state policies. For both better and worse, the daily lives of late twentieth-century urban dwellers across the nation changed as a direct result of sustained state action.
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power

Author Reading | Tejiendo Calle/Weaving Streets: Photographs of Female Street Vendors in Colombia


The artist Ruby Rumié and Kathleen Sutcliffe (Johns Hopkins University) discuss the book Tejiendo Calle/Weaving Streets. The publication shows Rumié's new body of work of photographs of female street vendors from Cartagena, Colombia taken during a period of two years. The images shed new light on these vendors and their environment with the attempt to rescue these women and their invisibility in the urban landscape of Cartagena.
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Tejiendo Calle/Weaving Streets: Photographs of Female Street Vendors in Colombia

Film | The Paris Opera (2017): A Candid Look at a Performing Arts Institution


Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, The Paris Opera offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing arts institutions. Over the course of one tumultuous season, director Jean-Stephane Bron nimbly juggles multiple storylines - from ballet and opera rehearsals, to strike negotiations, last minute crises and ticket disputes - revealing the dedication of the talented personnel who bring breathtaking spectacles to the stage night after night. Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron 111 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, The Paris Opera (2017): A Candid Look at a Performing Arts Institution

Discussion | How Social Difference Affects the Urban Environment, and Vice Versa


Looking across the East/ West global North/South divide, professors Anupama Rao and Kadambari Baxi will delve into histories of political culture, postcolonial life, and contemporary transnational dynamics, to assess who is ignored in creating today’s cities.
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Discussions, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, How Social Difference Affects the Urban Environment, and Vice Versa

Lecture | Human Rights Discourse: How to Remain Relevant


Are the attacks to our right to mobilise increasing? Do activists need to change tactics? Have they changed tactics? Is civic disobedience now more crucial than ever? These are a few of the questions that will be posed in the context of Amnesty International’s activism of close to six decades. What has worked and where did we go wrong that the argument for human rights hasn’t yet been won. With Guadalupe Marengo (Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, Amnesty international, UN representative).
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Lectures, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Human Rights Discourse: How to Remain Relevant

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Tuesday.
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Discussion | Stradella's 'Susanna': Music Listening


What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Performance | The Migration Of The Black Body


The National Black Theater (NBT) presents a one-day event examining the movement of the Black bodies in America and the impact it has had in the quest for liberation. NBT will commission new pieces by theater-makers of African descent to examine the works of James Baldwin, Harriet Powers, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Tubman, and Jacob Lawrence to understand the complexities Black people have faced migrating in America.
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Author Reading | Every Body Has a Story: Working-Class Life on the Brink


As the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis hit, four close friends who barely made it out of poverty in New York City's South Bronx, suddenly find themselves caught up in the economic maelstrom. Lena, Zack, Dory, and Stu must reconcile their troubled past with an uncertain future in Beverly Gologorsky's stunning new novel, a tapestry of working-class life in a world on the brink.
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Author Reading | Leaving Richards Valley: Graphic Novel


This new graphic novel by Michael DeForge, author of numerous graphic novels including Ant Colony, explores the effects of gentrification through the hilariously outlandish story of a group of outcasts venturing into the city and coming to terms with different kinds of community: squatters, gentrification protesters, and more. Leaving Richard’s Valley questions who our cities are for and how we make community in a capitalist society.
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Author Reading | New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection


New York Rising is an illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan, a story of speculation and innovation--of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other. From the first European settlement in the seventeenth century through the skyscrapers and large-scale urban planning schemes of the late twentieth century, this book presents a broad historical survey, illustrated with images drawn largely from the rich archival resources of the Durst Collection at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. With Kate Ascher and Thomas Mellins.
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection

Discussion | The American Bystander: The Last Great Print Humor Magazine?


Editor and publisher Michael Gerber and a panel of contributing cartoonists and writers discuss The American Bystander and its place in the tradition of print humor magazines in the US and internationally. Michael Gerber has been called “the world’s only expert on print humor magazines,” and launched The American Bystander in October 2015. After beginning his career as a magazine consultant for places like Spy and The National Lampoon, he spent the 90s writing humor for every major American venue, from The New Yorker to NPR to Saturday Night Live. In 2002, he stared down Warner Bros to publish the first Harry Potter parody, Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody; this book became one of the biggest-selling parodies in history, causing J.K. Rowling to sprinkle shout-outs throughout her series.
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Discussions, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, The American Bystander: The Last Great Print Humor Magazine?

Author Reading | The Parisian: Romances of One Young Man


A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Isabella Hammad was born in London. She won the 2018 Plimpton Prize for Fiction for her story “Mr. Can’aan.” Her writing has appeared in Conjunctions and The Paris Review. The Parisian is her first novel.
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, The Parisian: Romances of One Young Man

Book Discussion | The Poems of Basil Bunting


Basil Bunting’s "Briggflatts," first published in Poetry magazine in 1966, has been called one of the greatest poems of the 20th century. Critic and poet Maureen N. McLane, poet and Bunting’s protégé Tom Pickard, and Poetry editor Don Share (who edited the critical edition of Bunting’s complete poems released by Faber & Faber in 2016) examine this influential work.
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Author Reading | Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A New Yorker Writer and Cartoonist Collaborate


Every mother knows best, but Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by Roz Chast. Meet New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast as they talk about their new book.
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Author Readings, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A New Yorker Writer and Cartoonist Collaborate

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Every Tuesday.
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Workshops, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Stargazing in the City

Discussion | The Art of the Audio Interview


We are in a golden age of the audio interview. News organizations are creating audio offerings in various formats, drawing millions of listeners who want to hear more and more via radio, podcasts and streaming services. What makes us want to listen whether we're in our cars, on our phones or in our homes? What are the secrets behind great audio interviews? Hear from All of It host Alison Stewart, United States of Anxiety and Caught host Kai Wright and others as they reveal how they produce and present compelling programming that is changing how we experience news, information and entertainment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism


German sociologist Oliver Nachtwey and Ajay Singh Chaudhary have a conversation on how neoliberalism is causing a social crisis in Germany and the rest of Europe. Upward social mobility represented a core promise of life under the “old” West German welfare state, in which millions of skilled workers upgraded their Volkswagens to Audis, bought their first homes, and sent their children to university. Not so in today’s Federal Republic, where the gears of the so-called “elevator society” have long since ground to a halt. In the absence of the social mobility of yesterday, widespread social exhaustion and anxiety have emerged across mainstream society. This discussion will investigate the crisis of contemporary capitalism in postwar Europe, the reasons for the political and social rupture in German society and the rise of right-wing populism throughout and beyond Europe. Oliver Nachtwey is Associate Professor of Social Structure Analysis at the University of Basel, and a fellow at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt. His research interests include labor and industrial sociology, political sociology, the comparative study of capitalism, and social movements. He is the author of Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe. Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. He has written for the The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, Social Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Jewish Daily Forward, Filmmaker Magazine, and 3quarksdaily, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Works By Modern Composers


Lisa Bielawa conducts the Mannes String Orchestra in this special presentation. Program Philip Glass Symphony No. 3 David T. Little 1986 Jon Gibson Chorales for Relative Calm* Lisa Bielawa The Trojan Women Lisa Bielawa Two arias from Vireo* featuring Rowen Sabala, soprano Lisa Carol Bielawa is a composer and vocalist. She is a 2009 Rome Prize winner in Musical Composition and spent a year composing as a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 16, 2019, 04/16/2019, Works By Modern Composers
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