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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 23, 2019?

58 free events take place on Tuesday, April 23 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 23 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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All events, things to do on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
free events nyc The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda
free events nyc Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration
free events nyc People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz
free events nyc Orchestra Performs Music Of Mozart, Dvorak And Prokofiev
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Morning Fitness

Birdwatching | Spring Migration Bird Walk


A bird walk with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 am
Free
Birdwatchings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Spring Migration Bird Walk

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Tours, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, 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 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Chinese Traditional Painting

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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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Introduction To Conversational Sign Language 


Sessions are structured for hearing adults. Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Introduction To Conversational Sign Language&nbsp;

Film | Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Superhero Movie Based On The Marvel Comics


The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. 149 min. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. Avengers: Infinity War has an Academy Award nomination for Best Visiul Effects. The movie grossed $678.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $1.370 billion in other territories, for a worldwide total of $2.048 billion. It became the fourth highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the highest-grossing film of 2018, and the highest-grossing superhero film.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Superhero Movie Based On The Marvel Comics

Author Reading | Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals


While China’s intellectuals throughout the twentieth century were defined in terms of their elite position and responsibility for the nation, this role was profoundly challenged after the crackdown on the democracy movement of 1989. In its aftermath, new groups of intellectuals emerged from grassroots society, devoted to constituting alternative forms of knowledge outside the academy: amateur historians researching the Mao era, amateur ethnographers using documentary films to investigate social issues, grassroots lawyers working with disenfranchised groups to build rights-awareness, and citizen bloggers and journalists challenging the state control of the public sphere. Author Sebastian Veg is a professor of intellectual history and literature of 20th century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Minjian: The Rise of China&rsquo;s Grassroots Intellectuals

Film | The Mule (2018): Crime Drama By And With Clint Eastwood


A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel. 116 min. Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León.  The Mule has grossed $103.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $62.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $166.7 million, against a production budget of $50 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Mule (2018): Crime Drama By And With Clint Eastwood

Author Reading | The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda


Terrorist groups use a fantastic variety of means to seize attention, explain themselves, and seek recruits and support: song and speech, “guerrilla theater,” leaflets, radio, cable TV, newspapers, print ads, books, videos, web sites, e-zines, and of course social media. In a highly original merging of media studies & terrorism studies, Christopher C. Harmon and co-author Randall G. Bowdish pair a medium of strategic communication with a named terrorist group. Examined in successive chapters are propaganda works of nationalists such as the Algerians and Irish; Maoists; secular Iranian dissidents; and other groups such as the potent Islamist organizations Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda

Classical Music | Chamber music by Juilliard musicians


Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Chamber music by Juilliard musicians

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
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Concerts, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Lecture | Historic Cities of Ukraine: Perspectives for Research and Conservation


A atlk about those historic cities of Ukraine, in particular within its historical region of Halychyna, that had been granted the Magdeburg Law. The Magdeburg Law privileges had an essential influence on the urban development of the region and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. It brought about the emergence of a very specific city planning model, featuring a market square at its center, which lasted for centuries. In many cases, however, this model had to be integrated with older urban structures or reshaped to conform with new ideas of urban planning that many cities underwent as they developed with time. These transformations will be analyzed with a particular focus on crucial changes that transpired in the 20th century. Also discussed will be the special status obtained by historic cities that require conservation and preservation of their physical fabric. Speaker Mariana Kaplinska received her PhD at the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine in 2016 and has taught at that university since then. She has been involved in the development of historic preservation plans and surveys for a number of cities. In 2018, she participated in the 18th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology (ICWCT 2018) in Oslo, Norway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Historic Cities of Ukraine: Perspectives for Research and Conservation

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Monday through Friday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

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 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Bach at Noon

Lecture | Energy, Development and Climate Change: How Development Successes Are Fundamentally Altering the Global Energy Landscape


As recently as 2000, industrialized countries consumed more than half of the world’s energy resources. Today, about fifteen years later, more than half of the world’s energy is being consumed in developing countries where there are over 6 billion energy consumers and their share of consumption is expected to increase over the next several decades, more than doubling industrialized country consumption by 2040. And with these changes, the center of gravity of the energy landscape is shifting to the developing world. Speaker Philippe Benoit is currently Adjunct Senior Research Scholar leading the work of its Center on Global Energy Policy in the area of energy for development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Energy, Development and Climate Change: How Development Successes Are Fundamentally Altering the Global Energy Landscape

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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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Poetry Reading | Poet Shares Her Poems


Poet Carly Joy Miller is the author of Ceremonial, selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2017 Orison Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook Like a Beast, winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Prize. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, West Branch and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Poetry International, the co-director of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Poet Shares Her Poems

Film | Vertigo (1958): Two Time Oscar Nominated Psychological Thriller By Alfred Hitchcock


A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. 128 min. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Vertigo has two Academy Award nominations for Best Art Dircetion and Best Sound. The movie replaced Citizen Kane (1941) as the greatest film ever made, in the 2012 British Film Institute's Sight & Sound critics' poll. It has appeared repeatedly in polls of the best films by the American Film Institute, including a 2007 ranking as the ninth-greatest American movie of all time. 
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Films, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Vertigo (1958): Two Time Oscar Nominated Psychological Thriller By Alfred Hitchcock

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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Lecture | Social Security Planning for Women


A presentation from Foresters Financial as they provide an introduction to the topic of Social Security planning, with special emphasis on the issues women face in Social Security planning. Learn the answers to your questions: • Will Social Security be there for me?  • How much money can I expect to receive?  • When should I apply for Social Security?  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?    •  How can i maximize my social security benefits?  • Are there survivor benefits if my husband or ex-husband dies?  • If i get divorced, are there divorced-spouse benefits?  • How can i best coordinate retirement benefits with my husband?  • What social security planning should I consider before remarrying?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Social Security Planning for Women

Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
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Workshops, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Domino Club

Discussion | Indigenous Resistance and the Crisis of Mother Earth: Paths to Climate Justice


This second panel seeks to foster critical reflection on the responsibility of academia in relation to the front-line communities and movements directly confronting the drivers and agents of our planetary crisis. The panel will be moderated by Professor Abou Farman. Around the world, indigenous communities and movements are revitalizing indigenous knowledge and ways of organizing to defend lands, restore communal self-determination, and protect Mother Earth as they confront (neo)colonial, patriarchal, capitalist and state projects that undermine indigenous territories and drive Anthropocene crises like climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Discussions, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Indigenous Resistance and the Crisis of Mother Earth: Paths to Climate Justice

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
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Opening Reception | Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989


Exploring the impact of the gay civil rights movement on visual culture, Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the infamous Stonewall Riots of 1969. The exhibition features some 150 artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines how artists such as Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley engage with emerging queer subcultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Art After Stonewall, 1969&ndash;1989

Film | First Man (2018): Story Of The First Person To Walk On The Moon Starring Ryan Gosling


A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 141 min. Director: Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke. First Man received four Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards. It is based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. First Man grossed $44.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $55.6 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $100.5 million, against a production budget of $59 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, First Man (2018): Story Of The First Person To Walk On The Moon Starring Ryan Gosling

Opening Reception | Inspiration & Exploration: Some of the Greatest Abstract Artists of the 20th Century


A group show featuring paintings, paper works, and sculpture from some of the greatest abstract artists of the 20th century. Inspiration & Exploration showcases how these artists chose to define themselves and their world in a century marked by two world wars, rapid technological and economic change across the globe, radical social movements, and sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Releasing themselves from many of the traditional boundaries of technique, composition, and subject matter, abstract artists were free to investigate non-traditional media, concepts, and visual languages. This exhibition investigates these artists’ sources of inspiration and the various ways they explored their personal style and medium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Inspiration & Exploration: Some of the Greatest Abstract Artists of the 20th Century

Author Reading | The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live


This striking story is about the author's experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. With bestselling author and blogger Heather Armstrong.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live

Author Reading | Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld


Winner of the 2013 Prix Mauvais genres, this book examines the underworld of 19th and 20th century France. The underworld, a zone outside of the law, populated by beggars, prostitutes, criminals and convicts and where every form of social ill seems to coexist, regularly haunts our imagination. From Batman’s Gotham to Eugène Sue’s Paris, Kalifa explores how journalism, literature, and film have framed our fascination and repulsion with this world of crime, violence, vice, and poverty. Author Dominique Kalifa is a historian and professor at the University of Paris 1, where he heads the Center of 19th Century History.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld

Poetry Reading | Art, Community, Justice, and Healing


An evening of poetry with composer, pianist, and social justice activist Samora Pinderhughes of The Healing Project. This project combines musical compositions with audio interviews with incarcerated people, exposing the trauma of incarceration and its impact on communities of color. With Aja Monet and Phillip Agnew, along with poetry presentations with composer, pianist, and social justice activist Samora Pinderhughes.
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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Art, Community, Justice, and Healing

Talk | Creating Playable Spaces with Code Liberation


What are the keys to creating successful playable spaces? What kinds of digital play experiences work in physical environments? This workshop explores research in experience design, architecture and embodiment within play. Together, we will brainstorm and storyboard an embodied experience. Also, they will discuss critical interventions and provocations using the body and play in public space. Speaker Phoenix Perry creates physical games and user experiences. As an advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. In her role at Goldsmiths, University of London, she lectures on Physical Computing and games and leads an MA in Independent Games and Experience Design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Immersive, Interactive, Democratic, 'Original': Shakespeare You Can Throw Beer At


This talk considers an influential movement in a relatively small slice of contemporary theatre: the “Original Practices” movement in Shakespeare performance. Although “OP” claims to eschew modern theatrical technology in favor of early modern practices, its promoters frequently define OP in terms that locate it firmly in the ideological sphere of late modernity: as immersive, interactive, and most of all, democratic.  In this talk, W. B. Worthen considers the ways its human and the inhuman agents—or actants—betray OP’s implication in contemporary values, perhaps nowhere so clearly as in its “spiritualization” of an innately Shakespearean techne, one that is always “original,” whatever its theatrical or technological provenance. Preceded by a reception hour from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. for all those attending the lecture.
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Lectures, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Immersive, Interactive, Democratic, 'Original': Shakespeare You Can Throw Beer At

Performance | Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration


A birthday party for the Bard that puts a modern and musical twist on his timeless stories. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as original Shakespeare-inspired music written for past park productions.
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Performances, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration

Book Signing | Restoration Heights: Colliding Worlds in a Gentrifying Brooklyn


The artist Wil Medearis has tended bar, refinished furniture for an antiques dealer and hung art inside the homes of the wealthy. His first novel, "an atmospheric and poetic noir debut", dramatizes the conflicts between the colliding worlds of wealth, real estate, art and displaced residents in gentrifying Brooklyn.
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Soprano Leah Crocetto


The seventh and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American soprano Leah Crocetto, one of the top young stars in the current generation of opera singers. She has sung leading roles at the Met, Washington, Seattle and Frankfurt, excelling in the core repertory of Verdi and Puccini.
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Talks, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera:&nbsp;A Conversation with Met Soprano Leah Crocetto

Talk | Artist Talk: Garage: American Delusion


The garage is a raw, semi-domestic space, one that is free of the filial piety and gender roles ascribed to the kitchen, bedroom and living room. The space is the incubator of disruptive attitudes and subcultures. This talk will frame the myth of the garage and its architectural beginnings with Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House to its evolution as a central space for the American Dream to its turn into delusion. These will be accompanied by short clips from the speakers' new documentary, which sketch out new family arrangements and ways of living that are emerging in an increasingly entrepreneurial landscape. Luis Ortega Govela is a Mexican architect and writer based in Los Angeles. He is an Architectural Association graduate and a founder of the arts collective åyr. He is currently working on a documentary film and his first residential project. Olivia Erlanger choreographs ultramodern environments through installations, videos and writing that show how advanced technologies engender subjectivity. Alongside curating exhibitions as a founding director of Grand Century, New York, Erlanger has held solo exhibition with Mother Culture, Los Angeles; Human Resources, Los Angeles; AND NOW, Dallas; Mathew, New York; What Pipeline, Detroit; Balice Hertling New York; and Seventeen Gallery, London.
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Lecture | Design as the Healing of the Web of Life: Against Globalization


Speaker Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His main interests are political ecology, ontological design, and the anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. Over the past twenty-five years, he has worked closely with Afro-Colombian social movements in the Colombian Southwest. His most well-known book is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World.
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Lectures, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Design as the Healing of the Web of Life: Against Globalization

Author Reading | One Book, One New York: Five Authors Discuss Their Writings


Each year the One Book, One New York city-wide reading program unites New Yorkers in all five boroughs around the power of the written word. But with 8 million people in the city, who decides what book to read? Meet the incredible group of women authors who wrote this year’s five nominated titles and prepare to cast your vote! Hear what inspired the authors to write these celebrated titles, check-out the books and then cast your vote for the One Book you think all should read altogether. Featuring Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us Nicholasa Mohr (David Mohr), Nilda Min Jin Lee, Free Food for Millionaires Patti Smith, Just Kids Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn Voting begins in April at nyc.gov/onebook
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, One Book, One New York: Five Authors Discuss Their Writings

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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Park Walks, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum


Poet Shane McCrae grew up in Texas and California. The first in his family to graduate from college, McCrae earned a BA at Linfield College, an MA at the University of Iowa, an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a JD at Harvard Law School.   McCrae is the author of several poetry collections, including Mule (2011); Blood (2013); The Animal Too Big to Kill (2015); In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Gilded Auction Block (2018). His work has also been featured in The Best American Poetry 2010.  
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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Poetry Forum

Screening | Shakespeare's Birthday Film Fest!


An evening of short films from the award-winning The Sonnet Project. All 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a New York City location. Starring Carey Van Driest, Peter Francis James, Rich Sommer. The screening will be followed by a conversation the performers and directors. Plus... Birthday cake!
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Reading | 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Reading


The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. Hear finalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards read from their work. Authors include Darnell Moore, Jeanne Thornton, Julia Van Haaften, Kristin Ming Chang, Tom Cardamon, and more TBA.
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Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Reading

Author Reading | A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: In Search of an Anchor


In A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, Ann Beattie allows herself a longer format to explore the connections among a group of people who attended a boarding school in the very early aughts and fell under the spell of an enigmatic, manipulative teacher. Beattie follows Ben, a student of Bailey Academy who, after the death of his father, struggles to establish or keep momentum in any area of his life. He grasps for connections—with his stepmother, with a neighbor, with a woman he shares a destructive relationship with—looking for someone who might serve as an anchor in his life.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: In Search of an Anchor

Author Reading | Bluff: Poker-Playing Socialite


In addition to being an author, playwright, and screenwriter, Jane Stanton Hitchcock is an avid poker player and World Series of Poker alum. She's combined her passions in latest novel Bluff, whose New York socialite, poker-playing protagonist raises the stakes against men who believe their money and power place them above the law.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Bluff: Poker-Playing Socialite

Author Reading | Cannonball: The Tortured Genius


Kelsey Wroten’s debut graphic novel explores the fears and anxieties of young adulthood through the lens of Caroline Bertram, aspiring writer, art school graduate, near-alcoholic and self-proclaimed tortured genius. Throughout the novel Caroline labors over what it means to be “successful” in her post-college career, as she absorbs everyone’s opinion on her own self-worth.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Cannonball: The Tortured Genius

Author Reading | Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building a Highly Successful, Standout Brand


What does it take to stand out from the crowd? How do you build a brand people notice, connect with, and trust? What does it really take to get (and keep) a constant flow of incoming and loyal customers and opportunities? Keli Hammond walks you through the ins and outs of building a brand that is not only noticed, but sought-after and profitable. She uncovers the key elements needed to craft cohesive and clever marketing campaigns and demystifies the components needed to gain influence and be memorable.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building a Highly Successful, Standout Brand

Author Reading | France in the World: A New Global History


The bestselling Histoire mondiale de la France (2017) conceives of France not as a fixed, rooted entity, but instead as a place and an idea in flux, moving beyond all borders and frontiers, shaped by exchanges and mixtures. As a  “discontinuous” history, this book rejects traditional periods and spatial confines; as a popular history, it articulates a new way of writing about the past; as a civic endeavor, it invites readers to trace their own routes across the past; as a political gesture, it intervenes in debates about the contours of national identities.  In April, Other Press will publish a translation that includes most of the original articles, along with new material. To celebrate the publication of France in the World: A New Global History, this is a roundtable on the historical, literary, and political dimensions of this singular book. With three of the original editors, Patrick Boucheron (Collège de France), Nicolas Delalande (Science Po), and Séverine Nikel (Le Seuil), as well as the editor of the English-language edition, Stéphane Gerson. In English
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, France in the World: A New Global History

Author Reading | France in the World: A New Global History


A panel discussion to celebrate the release of the English-Language translation of the bestselling Histoire mondiale de la France, a volume conceived and mastered by leading French academic and Collège de France professor, Patrick Boucheron. With: Patrick Boucheron, Nicolas Delalande, Stéphane Gerson, Séverine Nikel, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Mame Fatou-Niang, Francesca Trivellato & Frédéric Viguier
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, France in the World: A New Global History

Author Reading | Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples


Author Erica Lagalisse sets straight the history of the Left, illustrating the actual relationship between modern revolutionism, occult philosophy, and the clandestine fraternity: Questions of class respectability may lead Leftists to ignore “conspiracy theory”, yet in doing so neo-fascist theories of history gain ground. Inspired by research within today’s anarchist movements, Lagalisse’s latest work also serves to challenge contemporary anarchist “atheism”, which poses practical challenges for coalition politics in the 21st century.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples

Author Reading | People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz


Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winner, challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. But as Stiglitz demonstrates, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity and a middle-class life attainable by all. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz

Author Reading | The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority


When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? Philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure--the "workshop"--and the role of ten of the world's greatest thinkers in shaping it. At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and Ren Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities. The provocative leaders and thinkers like Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust.
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Zoe Papaeracleous Emma Pattison
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Dance Performances, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers.
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Comedy Clubs, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Talk | Photographer Talk: A Painted Body with Patterns Below It


Peruvian photographer Cecilia Paredes is best known for her ongoing photographic series in which she explores the visual juxtaposition of her painted body with the patterns and surface below it. Paredes composes these photographs by selecting a patterned ground, such as floral wallpaper, and intricately painting her skin to match. She has been awarded the First Mention of Honor at the Biennial Centro America in 2002 and was an international guest artist at the Ibero American Art Fair FIA in Caracas.  Paredes' talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography.
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Talks, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Photographer Talk: A Painted Body with Patterns Below It

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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Poetry Reading | Young Poet Shares Her Poems


Words of poet Gnaomi Siemens can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, Penny Thoughts (UK), and forthcoming in Ossian Magazine (UK), Brazenhead Review, and American Chordata. Her manuscript The Wife’s Lament: New Translations From Old English, a selection of poems is forthcoming. Her own first book of poems, The Errant, is also forthcoming.
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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Classical Music | Orchestra Performs Music Of Mozart, Dvorak And Prokofiev


Founded by composer Edward MacDowell in 1896, the Columbia University Orchestra is the oldest continually operating university orchestra in the United States.The CUO has traditionally brought new compositions and composers out to the public. Composers who have had their works debuted by the CUO inlude Bulent Ariel, Maurice Wriht, Jack Besson, Otto Luening, Charles Wuorinen, and Henry Brandt.
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Concerts, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Orchestra Performs Music Of Mozart, Dvorak And Prokofiev
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Play | Broadway Actors in a Drama, New York Times Critic's Pick

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Concert | Famous Gospel Choir

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