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56 free events take place on Thursday, April 18 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 18 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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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, 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 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters

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 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Bach at Noon

Talk | Leading After a Nuclear Disaster


Featuring: Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman, Fukushima Affairs, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Leading After a Nuclear Disaster

Discussion | Surveillance State: the Promise and Perils of Facial Recognition Technology


The promise of facial technology that we've all seen in scifi tv shows and movies is here! The big question is: Are we ready for it? Join this event for an informal, round-table discussion with guest expert Anne T. Griffin.  “This is opening the door to an extraordinarily more intrusive and granular level of government control... it can literally extend to a vast number of controls in other parts of our lives.” -- Identity Project. Recently, presidential executive order was issued in 2017 expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing US borders, stipulating facial recognition identification for “100 percent of all international passengers,” including American citizens, in the top 20 US airports by 2021. Big tech companies are feeling the backlash of selling facial tech to the government and local police while startups are starting to debate the ethics of the tech. And right here in NYC, landlords of rent stabilized apartment buildings that are implementing facial recognition technologies are feeling the backlash from tenants. What are the potential ethical and privacy violations? Should this new technology be regulated and, if so, by who? This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) roundtable discussion, beverages and sweet treats will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Surveillance State: the Promise and Perils of Facial Recognition Technology

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


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Poetry Reading | Arabic Language Poetry in Translation


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join on your lunch hour or your free afternoon to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! This month's theme is Poetry in Translation. A good chance to join a discussion on centuries of poetry from Arabic-speaking cultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Arabic Language Poetry in Translation

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.
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Workshops, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Master Class | Piano Masterclass With The Former Director Of The Royal Irish Academy Of Music


Pianist John O'Conor has given recitals in many of the world's most famous halls including New York's Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Dvořák Hall in Prague and the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo. He was former director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has appeared with such orchestras as the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, l'Orchestre National de France, the Scottish and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, the Israel Camerata, the NHK, Yomiuri, Kyushu, Kyoto and Sapporo Symphonies in Japan, the KBS Symphony in South Korea, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony and the orchestras of Cleveland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa and Washington DC in North America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Piano Masterclass With The Former Director Of The Royal Irish Academy Of Music

Classical Music | ARTEK Baroque Ensemble


Audiences love ARTEK concerts for their exciting, dramatic performances of baroque music, with compelling musical settings of beautiful poetry and infectious dance rhythms that infuse the performances with vitality and spirit. ARTEK features some of America's finest singers: Laura Heimes, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Philip Anderson, tenor; Michael Brown, tenor; and Peter Becker, bass-baritone. ARTEK instrumentalists include Robert Mealy, violin; Vita Wallace, violin; Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba & lirone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Charles Weaver, lute and guitar; Grant Herreid, lute; Christa Patton, harp; and Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord and organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, ARTEK Baroque Ensemble

Film | A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott.  The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song. It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
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Films, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

Film | They Drive by Night (1940): Film-Noir Drama Starring Humphrey Bogart


When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner. 95 min. Director: Raoul Walshç Starring George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan. The film was based on A. I. Bezzerides' 1938 novel Long Haul. Part of the film's plot was borrowed from another film, Bordertown (1935).
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, They Drive by Night (1940): Film-Noir Drama Starring Humphrey Bogart

Film | I Still See You (2018): Ghosts Inhabiting The World


Set ten years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts. 98 min. Director: Scott Speer. Starring Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon, Dermot Mulroney.  It is based upon the novel Break My Heart 1000 Times, by Daniel Waters. 
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Films, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, I Still See You (2018): Ghosts Inhabiting The World

Play | New Voices of Drama Festival: Pony Up / Plain Brown Box


The second pair of plays in the School of Drama's New Voices Festival will be Pony Up, written by Mallory Weiss and directed by Andrés López-Alicea; and Plain Brown Box, written by Conlan Carter and directed by Sarah Young
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Plays, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, New Voices of Drama Festival: Pony Up / Plain Brown Box

Film | Trouble in Paradise (1932): Thief And Pickpocket Join Forces


A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. 83 min. Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall. Based on the 1931 play The Honest Finder by Hungarian playwright László Aladár. In 1991, Trouble in Paradise was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The movie was named by the National Board of Review as one of the top 10 films of 1932.
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Films, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Trouble in Paradise (1932): Thief And Pickpocket Join Forces

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Lecture | Bottom-Up Urban Policies in Brazil


The lecture will focus on Nabil Bonduki’s work related to public and urban policies in Brazil. Professor Bonduki is a Brazilian architect, town planner, university professor, and politician. He is Full Professor of Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in the São Paulo City Council (2001-2004 and 2013-2016). Bonduki played a key role in the drafting of the Strategic Master Plan of São Paulo in 2002 and 2014.
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Lectures, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Bottom-Up Urban Policies in Brazil

Discussion | Havana @500: Art and Literature


To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Havana, this panel discusses the art and literature of the city. Anreus' presentation explores the painters associated with "La escuela de la Habana" (1940s-50s). Romay and others address writers and literature reflecting the cosmopolitan centrality of Havana in Cuban society. With: -- Alejandro Anreus, professor of Art History and Latin American/Latino Studies at William Paterson University. -- Alexis Romay, Newark Academy, NJ. -- Mario Valero, Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
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Discussions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Havana @500: Art and Literature

Lecture | Sisterhoods: The Working-Class Feminism of Grace Carlson and Her SWP Sisters


A talk by Donna Haverty-Stacke (Hunter College)  A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q&A session. 
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Lectures, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Sisterhoods: The Working-Class Feminism of Grace Carlson and Her SWP Sisters

Discussion | Let's Talk Democracy: Introduction to State Government


Would you like to understand our political system better and have the tools to improve it? This is a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact. Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you. 
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Discussions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Let's Talk Democracy: Introduction to State Government

Lesson | Writing Lab


The intention is to provide artists in the community the opportunity to develop works-in-progress of writing pieces, theater texts, performance pieces and related projects. In addition to writers and performers, musicians, singers, dancers, etc., are welcome to participate.
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Lessons, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Writing Lab

Author Reading | Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen


In 1999, Hollywood as we know it exploded: Fight Club. The Matrix. Office Space. Election. The Blair Witch Project. The Sixth Sense. Being John Malkovich. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. American Beauty. The Virgin Suicides. Boys Don’t Cry. The Best Man. Three Kings. Magnolia. Those are just some of the landmark titles released in a dizzying movie year, one in which a group of daring filmmakers and performers pushed cinema to new limits—and took audiences along for the ride. Best. Movie. Year. Ever. by Brian Raftery is the story of not just how these movies were made, but how they re-made our own vision of the world. It features more than 130 new and exclusive interviews with such directors and actors as Reese Witherspoon, Edward Norton, Steven Soderbergh, Sofia Coppola, David Fincher, Nia Long, Matthew Broderick, Taye Diggs, M. Night Shyamalan, David O. Russell, James Van Der Beek, Kirsten Dunst, the Blair Witch kids, the Office Space dudes, the guy who played Jar-Jar Binks, and dozens more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen

Opening Reception | Carla Prina: A Rediscovery


A solo exhibition of works by Italian artist Carla Prina, a long-underrecognized leader in the Italian abstract art movement. This will be the first overview of Prina’s work in the United States and will highlight her bold and vibrant geometric pieces. The exhibition will feature paintings spanning four decades, from the 1950s to 1980s.
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Carla Prina: A Rediscovery

Author Reading | In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones


What is the character of Russia? How and why has Russia been cast as an international villain? What do Russians themselves think of the Kremlin and its current occupant, President Vladimir Putin? How do Russians perceive the world outside its 11 time zones? Come hear Nina Khrushcheva discuss her cultural, emotional, and political journeys in Russia, and illuminate how a writer comes to terms with their own background and beliefs.
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Author Readings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, In Putin&rsquo;s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia&rsquo;s Eleven Time Zones

Opening Reception | Mirror Master Futures Yard: An Exhibition of Reggae Pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry


The first ever institutional exhibition of artwork by Lee “Scratch” Perry. The show will feature a newly commissioned sculptural installation, as well as works produced in Perry’s legendary Black Ark studio in Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1990’s and in his Blue Ark studio in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, where he now lives. Lee “Scratch” Perry is renowned for his pioneering role in the development of reggae and dub music, along with his spectacular presence as a self-proclaimed prophet donning mirror-jeweled hats and painted boots lined with bible pages. Ever since he hand-painted stripes onto newly-produced Heart of the Congos record covers in 1977, Perry’s artistic output has gradually developed into a multidisciplinary practice that expands over the rooms he inhabits, the clothes and accessories he wears, and the totemic structures he erects outside his homes.
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Mirror Master Futures Yard: An Exhibition of Reggae Pioneer Lee &ldquo;Scratch&rdquo; Perry

Author Reading | Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China


When advocacy organizations are forbidden from rallying people to take to the streets, what do they do? When activists are detained for coordinating protests, are their hands ultimately tied? Based on political ethnography inside both legal and illegal labor organizations in China, the book Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China, authored by Professor Diana Fu, reveals how state repression is deployed on the ground and to what effect on mobilization. It presents a novel dynamic of civil society contention – mobilizing without the masses – that lowers the risk of activism under duress.
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Author Readings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China

Author Reading | No Ashes in the Fire: Difficulties Of Being Different


When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they assumed he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn't the last time he would face death. Three decades later, an award-winning writer and activist Darnell Moore is a leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and a tireless advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he sets out to understand how that scared, bullied teenager not only survived, but found his calling. Moore traces his life from his childhood in Camden, New Jersey, a city scarred by uprisings and repression; to his search for intimacy in the gay neighborhoods of Philadelphia; and, finally, to the movements in Newark, Brooklyn, and Ferguson where he could fight for those who, like him, survive on society's edges.  No Ashes in the Fire is a story of beauty and hope - and an honest reckoning with family, with place, and with what it means to be free. Imara Jones, whose work has won Emmy and Peabody Awards, is host of The Last Sip a weekly, half-hour news show currently on hiatus which targets Millennials of color, especially women and the LGBTQ community. She also is the creator of TransLash a four-pat docuseries about it is like to be trans at a time of social backlash. Imara has been featured regularly in a number of leading news outlets such as The Guardian, The Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, Mic, and Colorlines.
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Author Readings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, No Ashes in the Fire:&nbsp;Difficulties Of Being Different

Opening Reception | Proximity: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art-Boston University MFA Exhibition


Josephine Halvorson and Didier William, respective chairs of their graduate fine art programs at Boston University and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, have organized an exhibition of their students’ work. This is the third annual iteration of this collaboration which brings students from the two institutions together and shares their work with a wider public.
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Proximity: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art-Boston University MFA Exhibition

Opening Reception | The Generous Gambler: Mosaic and Collage


A solo exhibition of new works by Danish artist Peter Linde Busk. Working in mosaic and collage comprised of a vast array of recycled material and detritus, Busk composes intricate, monumental wall reliefs reminiscent of Spolia architecture, Byzantine chapels, and Art Brut. Busk has created a living ecosystem that constantly feeds his practice. Studies, fragments, cuttings, leftover wood, cardboard, glass, and paper are re-purposed and incorporated into compositions. This simultaneous scarcity and abundance of material provides a sense of freedom and constraint characteristic of his work. This dialectic is also instilled in the fantastical characters that populate his oeuvre. Clown-like knights, fallen dandies, and kings seem at once in control of their narrative and environment while trapped within their own worlds.   
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, The Generous Gambler: Mosaic and Collage

Opening Reception | Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Workshop


The exhibition marks the first solo survey show for the art collective since Rollins’ passing in December 2017, presented with the late artist’s estate. Curated by Ian Berry, who organized the group’s first major traveling retrospective and monograph, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History, in 2009 at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Workshop will feature many of the collective’s most significant series that deal with issues of race, identity, history, and politics, spanning from 1987 to 2016.
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Workshop

Lecture | A Great Deformation: Fifty Years of Regressive Redistribution in the US Economy


This annual lecture is used to gain a greater understanding of questions of economic justice and how the profit-seeking activities of private firms might also serve broader social goals. To use his words, "capitalism's uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system's chief enemy." The distributions of income and wealth in America have become more unequal over the past 40 years. The standard Solow growth model, the “double movement” against pure laissez-faire envisaged by Karl Polanyi, and the shifts in the structure of production proposed by Arthur Lewis are all running in reverse. Given the underlying causes and dynamics, turning these trends around could require decades. With: Lance Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Economics
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Lectures, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, A Great Deformation: Fifty Years of Regressive Redistribution in the US Economy

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Formidable Parallels


Mairead McCormack's work on Irish linen—born from a fascination with her native Northern Ireland’s legacy of textile manufacturing—examines the interplay between the machine-made and the handmade, and the archival and the contemporary. Using embroidery, darning, collaging, printing, drawn-threading and digital design, she manipulates her linen canvases with materials like colored fibers, dyes, and found documents, including paperwork from the storied Old Bleach Linen Company in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Artist Talk: Formidable Parallels

Slide Lecture | Photographer Talk: The Essence of Cuba


Marcel Fernández is a Havana based photographer and graphic designer. He has collaborated with several magazines, and Grammy Award winning musicians and been an instructor of photographic workshops in Cuba. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Cuban galleries and have been used to illustrate books and commercial campaigns internationally including Spain and the United States. Marcel will talk about the challenges of being a photographer in Cuba. He will explore how he captures and immortalize the essence of Cuba and its people: the happiness, the sense of humor, the resilience, the hope and the desire to overcome the harsh trials of Cuban life. He will show his country's authenticity from a consistent and grounded point of view, revealing a social commitment to the culture, religion and customs avoiding the stereotypes.
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Slide Lectures, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Photographer Talk:&nbsp;The Essence of Cuba

Discussion | Restore and Repair: A New Social Contract to Decolonize Our Institutions


How do we tackle the devastating harms of criminalization imposed on communities of color that continue, among other things, to prevent us from creating an inclusive democracy? The movement for restorative and transformative justice in schools offers a path forward. Parents and students have built an alternative framework to repair and restore relationships and decolonize how our institutions work. This conversation is on how we can move from social control and criminalization to inclusive democracy and liberation. Speakers will include: -- Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Dignity in Schools Campaign (moderator) -- Tafari Melisizwe, Dignity in Schools Campaign -- Anne Looser, Teachers Unite & Movement of Rank and File Educators (M.O.R.E.) -- Dermott Myrie, M.O.R.E. nominee for UFT president -- Andrea Colon, Rockaway Youth Task Force
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Discussions, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Restore and Repair: A New Social Contract to Decolonize Our Institutions

Lecture | Who Made This Book? Bookwork in the Global Supply Chain


Most any author can tell you who published their book, but how many know where it was printed? Or by whom? This talk explores the nature of contemporary bookmaking amid the realities of a global supply chain, an increasingly casualized labor market, and digital workflows that effortlessly move digital files around the world. The emphasis is not on reportage but rather on raising questions of methodologies and priorities for the field of book history and its relationships to allied projects, including the environmental humanities, the digital humanities, and the work of social justice. Matt Kirschenbaum, Professor of English and Digital Studies at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies, will touch on these issues and explore the state of bookmaking in today's globalized world.
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Gallery Talk | Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden/ From the Floor: Exhibition Walkthrough


See the exhibition from the perspective of New York-based painter Ena Swansea, as she leads a walkthrough of Rauch’s exhibition. 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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Author Reading | The White Book: Meditations on Snow


A rare American visit by Han Kang, one of the most prominent novelists in contemporary world literature. Han’s first book, The Vegetarian--a phantasmagoric fable about a wife whose carnivorous renunciation disrupts her marriage in ways whose consequences are ultimately grotesque--won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, her newest book, The White Book, tells the story of a woman at a writer’s residency in snow-covered Warsaw as she meditates on the color white as a way of processing traumas that have haunted her family.
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Screening | We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American


A powerful short film series that explores what it means to be an immigrant in America today. At this event four of these compelling interviews will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with featured witnesses and the director, moderated by The Marshall Project”s President, Carroll Bogert. In beautifully composed, direct-to-camera testimonies, the films take a deeper look at asylum seekers, advocates, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the documented and the undocumented. The series offers a 21st-century narrative of American immigration that depicts the struggle and humanity of its participants.
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Screenings, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American

Author Reading | Yves Saint Laurent: A Life


The first major English-language biography of the artist since his death in 2008, featuring exclusive interviews of those who knew him best. Yves Saint Laurent’s impact on fashion is legendary, yet he remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. Tracing the development of Saint Laurent’s visionary work through his charmed yet tumultuous life, respected fashion writer Laurence Benaïm presents a newly translated and updated biography of the famed designer that explores how this unassuming prodigy became a legendary, celebrated public icon who changed the face of fashion, style, and celebrity.
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Performance | Animated Objects and Resistant Bodies: Performance Art


This evening’s performances are the live component to the exhibit at the Gallery of the College of Staten Island, entitled Playthings and Performing Objects. This event explores how objects and images can be constituted to manifest themselves and enlisted toward statements and positions that resist current political culture. The evening’s performances and films feature not only resistant bodies and voices but also explore ways in which animated objects and moving images can serve to form a phalanx against encroaching right-wing forces in the United States, Brazil, and elsewhere. Included in the event is Zoe Beloff's film Exile, a new Toy Theater performance of Terror as Usual by Great Small Works, and performances by Camel Collective and Natalia de Campos and Thiago Szmrecsányi.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Australian Artist and Filmmaker


A presentation by the renowned Australian artist and director whose immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Response by Katherine Dieckmann, Film. Accompanied by screenings of her virtual reality film, Collisions.
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Talk | Neighborhood Stores, Past and Future


Speaker Jen Rubin is the author of We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood. She is is a former New Yorker living in Madison, Wisconsin. An obsessive maker of mixed tapes and quite possibly the best challah baker in town, she has worked for social change throughout her career. Jen leads storytelling workshops around Madison, teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, and works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Jen likes to tell a good story and hear a good story and coproduces the Moth StorySlam in Madison.
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Talk | The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It


The historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working-class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today. With Christoph Vandreier, author of the newly released book Why Are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany.
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Reading | Turnstyle Readings


The featured faculty readers will be Mary Ann Caws, a renowned and award-winning author, translator, and critic, and Said Sayrafiezadeh, author of Brief Encounters with the Enemy.
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Author Reading | Footprints: The Art and Life of Gary Erbe


Artist Gary Erbe will lecture on his work which spans over 50 years, followed by a book signing. This 300-page large format volume is scholarly written by Dr. Thomas Folk, Dr. Carol Lowrey, Carter Ratcliff, Dr. Michael W. Schantz and Dr. Louis A. Zona with over 250 color illustrations. It was published on the occasion of Mr. Erbe’s 50 year retrospective which travelled to 5 institutions.
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Reading | Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness


Headcase is a groundbreaking collection illustrating the intersection of mental wellness, illness, and LGBTQ identity, as well as the lasting impact of historical views equating queer and trans identity with mental illness. The pieces offer personal views from both providers and clients, often one and the same, about their experiences. Traversing boundaries of race and ethnic identity, age, gender identity, and socioeconomic status, Headcase’s prose and artwork tell personal stories that are vital to LGBTQ survival.
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Author Reading | Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music


Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious cults, mega corporations, glitzy glam, hard rock, global unrest—from our 2018 perspective, the seventies are often remembered as a bizarre blur of bohemianism and disco. With Pick Up the Pieces, John Corbett transports us back in time to this thrillingly tumultuous era through a playful exploration of its music. Song by song, album by album, he draws our imaginations back into one of the wildest decades in history. John Corbett is the author of several books, including A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation, Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium, and Microgroove: Forays into Other Music. He is co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey, an art gallery in Chicago. 
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Author Reading | Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us: Understanding Ourselves Through Theater


From Simon Critchley, the moderator of The New York Times philosophy blog ”The Stone,” a book that argues that if we want to understand ourselves we have to go back to theater, to the stage of our lives Tragedy presents a world of conflict and troubling emotion, a world where private and public lives collide and collapse. A world where morality is ambiguous and the powerful humiliate and destroy the powerless. A world where justice always seems to be on both sides of a conflict and sugarcoated words serve as cover for clandestine operations of violence. A world rather like our own.
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Lecture | Curating Fascism: Exhibiting Art in Collapsing Democracies


The recent exhibition, Post Zang Tumb Tuum, organized in 2018 by Germano Celant at Fondazione Prada in Milan, elicited admiring reviews. Only a handful of critics noted, however, that the exhibition performed a kind of cultural seduction reminiscent of the Fascist regime itself. Post Zang Tumb Tuum is the third major exhibition in Italy dedicated to fascist art: Carlo Ragghianti’s 1967 Arte Moderna in Italia. 1915-1935, held at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi and Renato Barilli’s 1982 Anni Trenta: Arte e Cultura in Italia at Milan’s Palazzo Reale. All three exhibitions looked back to the fascist past to interpret current cultural/political changes. This paper considers the Prada Foundation show in light of that history, asking how each exhibition addressed the contradictory complexity of the Fascist art system and the narratives constructed around it in the postwar era. What does the act of showing and concealing the Fascist past reveal about the objectives and anxieties of contemporary public discourse? We will suggest that, like its predecessors, the Prada exhibition aestheticizes Fascism without fully addressing the traumatic experience of living under Mussolini's regime. With Raffaele Bedarida, Cooper Union.
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Lectures, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Curating Fascism: Exhibiting Art in Collapsing Democracies

Poetry Reading | New Poetry: The Unaccompanied


Simon Armitage is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Unaccompanied (2017); Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989–2014 (2014); Seeing Stars (2010); Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (2006); and TheShout: Selected Poems (2005).
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Concert | Songs And Duets From Broadway


A musical pastiche of songs and duets from the Great White Way. Song selections range from Golden Era compositions to current Broadway hits! Carolyn Marlow is the founder of the American Musical Theater Ensemble at MSM for which she has produced and directed many main stage productions, including Ragtime, Into the Woods, Godspell, A Little Night Music, and Moving Right Along, a world premiere of the music of Jeff Blumenkrantz. Since 1992 she has also written and directed numerous musical revues for the American Musical Theater Ensemble. Many of these revues have also been performed in other venues in and around New York, including Music for Montauk, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Cosmopolitan Club, and others.
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Concerts, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, Songs And Duets From Broadway

Classical Music | String Works by Britten and Schubert


Program: Britten: String Quartet No. 2 Schubert: String Quartet in A minor (“Rosamunde”) Third Prize–winner at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the German-trained, U.K.-based Castalian Quartet performs an hour-long concert.
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Concerts, April 18, 2019, 04/18/2019, String Works by Britten and Schubert

Concert | Vocal Recitals


Maitland Peters, coordinator. An award-winning baritone Maitland Peters, with years of in-depth study of the human voice, has had notable success in master classes as a creative innovator throughout the United States and Europe in the field of vocal technique. He has served as the artistic director of the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Italy, on the faculty of the National Opera Center, and a frequent adjudicator for many international and national competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, National Youth Foundation, and the International Contemporary Opera. His students from Manhattan School of Music have sung at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle, and Houston and have participated in every major apprentice program including Merola, Santa Fe, Central City, St. Louis, Chautauqua, Glimmerglass, Sarasota, Seattle, and Portland, as well as all the major vocal competitions throughout the U.S. and Europe.
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Play | New Voices of Drama Festival: Pony Up / Plain Brown Box


The second pair of plays in the School of Drama's New Voices Festival will be Pony Up, written by Mallory Weiss and directed by Andrés López-Alicea; and Plain Brown Box, written by Conlan Carter and directed by Sarah Young
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