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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 24, 2019?

55 free events take place on Wednesday, April 24 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 24 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 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Midday Jazz: Versatile Jazz Pianist and Jazz Vocalist Perform
free events nyc Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s
free events nyc The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater
free events nyc Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Boot Camp

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
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Birdwatchings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, 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
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10:00 am
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Tours, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Discussion | Return To Work Coaching For Women


Margaret Sweeney focuses on building a personal brand and networking in today’s environment, including a discussion on workplace generations and ageism. This three part series provides tips and advice for women returning to work after an extensive career break. Margaret Sweeney took two career breaks to raise her children, worked across multiple industries, transitioned from the field of accounting to human resources, and did a stint in direct marketing. A career coach with more than 20 years of experience at Fortune 100 companies, as well as experience in the start-up space, she is experienced in organizational behavior, performance management, team effectiveness, and organizational design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Return To Work Coaching For Women

Workshop | Chinese Tile-Based Game MahJong


Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Chinese Tile-Based Game MahJong

Film | Sorry, Wrong Number (1948): Oscar Nominated Thriller With Barbara Stanwyck


While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. 89 min. Director: Anatole Litvak. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards.  For her role in the film, Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. 
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Films, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Sorry, Wrong Number (1948): Oscar Nominated Thriller With Barbara Stanwyck

Film | The Iron Giant (1999): Agent Wants To Destroy A Robot Friend 


A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. 86 min. Director: Brad Bird. Starring Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston.  Through home video releases and television syndication, the film gathered a cult following and is now widely regarded as a modern animated classic.  A cult following comprises a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, The Iron Giant (1999): Agent Wants To Destroy A Robot Friend&nbsp;

Workshop | Chess For Adults


Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? National Chess Master Douglas Bellizzi will be conducting a 15 week class for older adults. Through discussion, worksheets, and practice you will exercise your brain and have fun with new people.
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Chess For Adults

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Monday through Friday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

Concert | Choir Performs Contemporary Classical Music


Cantori New York “Praised by the New York Times for its “spirit of exploration” and qualities of “virtuosity and assurance”, Cantori New York choir feted its 30th year in 2014, always faithful to its mission of presenting new compositions as well as neglected works that deserve the public’s attention and appreciation.”  Three-time winner of ASCAP's “Adventurous Programming” prize in recognition of its audacious repertoire, Cantori New York has acquired a solid reputation as an accomplished and innovative vocal ensemble.  In addition to exceptional artistic collaborations, Cantori New York has also participated in prestigious musical events, including the Great Performances series at Lincoln Center, the opening season of Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Arts & Events festival at the World Financial Center.
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Concerts, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Choir Performs Contemporary Classical Music

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 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Screening | Dance on Film: Japanese/Pacific Dance


A guest host will screen films from the Dance Division's Japanese and Pacific dance works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Dance on Film: Japanese/Pacific Dance

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tours, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Versatile Jazz Pianist and Jazz Vocalist Perform


Russ Kassoff is playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno with her heartfelt and sumptuous autobiographical show. In addition, he recently went into the recording studio as pianist/conductor/arranger for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and the Russ Kassoff Big Band for an exciting and wonderful new recording called Big Band Broadway! which will be available in the not too distant future. He will perform with Catherine Dupuis. Her repertoire includes jazz standards and American Popular Songs, as well as fresh, contemporary compositions by David Cantor, Mark Murphy and Russ Kassoff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10.00 suggested donation
Concerts, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Midday Jazz: Versatile Jazz Pianist and Jazz Vocalist Perform

Poetry Reading | Open Archive: The Poetics of Anti-Slavery Protest


Michelle Commander, associate director and curator of the Lapidus Center will explore archive material capturing the use of poetry and related arts in anti-slavery efforts in the Atlantic World.  The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The initial collection included 400 rare items of printed material, books and documents continue to be added to the collection, making the Schomburg Center home to one of the world’s premier collections of slavery material. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Open Archive: The Poetics of Anti-Slavery Protest

Concert | Works For Violin And Piano


 Santigo Potes, violin | Myoenhu Kim, piano.
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Concerts, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Works For Violin And Piano

Film | Dead Man Walking (1995): Oscar Winning Drama Starring Sean Penn By Tim Robbins


A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. 122 min. Director: Tim Robbins. Starring Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky.  At the 68th Academy Awards, Dead Man Walking was nominated in four different categories: Susan Sarandon won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role, Sean Penn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Tim Robbins was nominated for Best Director and its main track "Dead Man Walkin'" by Bruce Springsteen was nominated for Best Original Song.
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Films, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Dead Man Walking&nbsp;(1995): Oscar Winning Drama Starring Sean Penn By Tim Robbins

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Lesson | Learn To Play Chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
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Lessons, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Learn To Play Chess

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Concerts, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
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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 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Poet Shares Her Poems

Discussion | Inclusion, Equity, and the Environment


A celebration of Earth Week for the all alumni-led panel, where former students will bring their unique career perspectives to a discussion focusing broadly on issues such as energy, climate change, equity, environmental justice, diversity and inclusion, followed by a lively and engaging alumni reception. Panelists: -- Daphanay Sanchez, Executive Director, Kinetic Communities Consulting -- Taylor Morton, Teaching Fellow, Trinity School -- Annel Cabrera, Senior Director of Engagement and Programming, New York Restoration Project -- Tifani Peguero, GreenHouse Program Manager, The Horticultural Society of New York -- Moderator: Mike Harrington, Assistant Director, Tishman Environment and Design Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Inclusion, Equity, and the Environment

Author Reading | On Sunset: A Memoir


Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric - they'd breached the bounds of the unconventional. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor confection of a house on the periphery of Bel Air, which she thought of as "Sunset," her kingdom of the imagination, inhabited by the past and its numberless artifacts. Kathryn Harrison grew up in an almost mythical realm of their letters and artifacts and stories -- until declining finances forced to sell the house on Sunset in 1971, and night fell fast. On Sunset seeks to recover that childhood, that place, those lives - and does so with piercing poignancy.
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, On Sunset: A Memoir

Book Signing | David Deutsch: Works 1968-2017


Over the past fifty years, David Deutsch has used a variety of techniques-painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and conceptual mixed media-to create artwork that addresses complicated themes of the interior and exterior. From voyeuristic nighttime aerial photography to painterly abstracted landscapes, Deutsch wrestles with how we occupy our lives and the tension that exists as we navigate paths through time and memory. Most recently, Deutsch has focused primarily on painting large-scale monotypes, about which Roberta Smith of The New York Times notes, "Mr. Deutsch's paintings are grown-up, complex of space and surface, and rich in notions of human interaction or the lack thereof; voyeurism and solitude; and often an ambiguous ominousness." This extensive monograph provides a thorough look at a body of work that is at once innovative, familiar, and provocative. Author Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York City. His book, What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics will be published fall 2018 by David Zwirner Books.
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Book Signings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, David Deutsch: Works 1968-2017

Opening Reception | Downtown Portraits: Changing Neighborhood


The work of Curt Hoppe, an artist whose work amplifies and illustrates a dedication to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village and Lower East Side. Downtown Portraits explores Hoppe’s work as a photographer and realist painter—penetrating layers of cultural history to reveal the changing faces of the neighborhood. The 105 photographs in the series will be shown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Downtown Portraits: Changing Neighborhood

Opening Reception | Jonas Wood: Paintings and Works on Paper


Jonas Wood’s paintings and works on paper display overlapping textures and disorienting compressions of space. The intimate settings invoke the work of forebears such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney, yet his distorted verdant rooms possess an affectless cut-out appearance all his own. In drawings, collages, watercolors, and paintings, outlines of pots and vases frame landscape and interior imagery. Drawn and painted vessels set against neutral backgrounds contain a sprawling green golf course, a coral reef with exotic fish, a lush garden, a painter’s studio—all scenes that end abruptly at the parameters of the object.
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Jonas Wood: Paintings and Works on Paper

Opening Reception | November's Guest: The Iconic Landscape of America


An exhibition of new oil paintings by Michael Gregory. Since 2000, Gregory has focused on the American iconic landscape. A sense of loneliness pervades his paintings, which may include a barn or farm community, a silo, telephone poles, fences, fields of hay, cloud or star-filled skies. His point of departure is love of the land, particularly the West that John Steinbeck described in his books. The artist does not seek a photoreal representation of the land and sky; each painting in oil on canvas is a reimagined vision of what he has seen as he drives through vast stretches of the land and skyscape.
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, November's Guest: The Iconic Landscape of America

Author Reading | Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life


How can we help others without losing ourselves? What is the antidote to burnout? In her book, Shannon Weber brings stories, lessons, and tools from 25 years of social entrepreneurship to help leaders get unstuck and engage without losing themselves.
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life

Opening Reception | Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s


The selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, invites the viewer to ponder the artist’s complex and often contradictory relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. Whether intimate or monumental in scale, each canvas embodies the ambiguities that animate Warhol’s oeuvre. Made using his signature silkscreen process, they seem at first glance to submit to impersonal iteration—the machine-like detachment of the Factory production line. Yet, upon sustained viewing, they convey something indelible about their sitters: an aura of intimacy that by turns intrigues and unsettles. Forever undecidable, these portraits offer up both the glittering surface and the raw humanity of Warhol’s art, which pulses with the evidence of his halftone silkscreen process and, in works of his later years, fluid strokes of synthetic paint. Through paintings riotous and defiant, vulnerable and demure, Warhol Women sheds fresh light on both the artist’s oeuvre and our present moment, wherein questions of female empowerment and the construction of identity through images are as urgent as ever.
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Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s

Discussion | A Conversation About Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Illness


A panel discussion with key experts and patient representatives.
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, A Conversation About Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Illness

Discussion | Excavating Feminist Histories: Early Productions from Women Make Movies


In the late 1960s and 1970s, numerous media organizations arose driven by the desire to give voice to those ordinarily marginalized by the mainstream media. Among this wave was Women Make Movies, a female-led, community-based media education center founded in New York in 1969 to empower women to tell their own stories by teaching them the technical production skills to pursue their own film and videos projects. Through these early efforts, all-women crews experimented with largely fiction storytelling to address important contemporary feminist themes such as gender equality, independence, love, friendship, and communal values. While Women Make Movies, Inc. has since become one of the most impactful and important distributors of independent film produced by women, its early origins as a production and community-based teaching group have been largely forgotten. This presentation and screening event seeks to bring a selection of these rare, early feminist fiction projects to light. A roundtable discussion moderated by Tanya Goldman, Cinema Studies PHD candidate, will follow the screening. The panel will include Women Make Movies co-founders Ariel Dougherty and Sheila Paige, and Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Chair of the Film Department, Brooklyn College, CUNY. The discussion will center upon the legacy of Seventies feminist filmmaking, preservation challenges, and ways to bridge past and present to forge intergenerational bonds between media activists then and now.
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Excavating Feminist Histories: Early Productions from Women Make Movies

Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Nature in Black and White


Artworks depicting themes of nature are often full of color, striving to stay true to and capture the natural world’s kaleidoscope of vibrant hues: lush greenery, clear blue skies, and verdant flowers. Six artists take natural subject matter and depict it using reserved tones of black, white, and grey, revealing intricate forms and details through the absence of color. Works in the show range from pencil drawings and oil paint, to cut paper and cast plaster. Artists included are Tatiana Arocha, Marna Chester, Tom Monsees, Sarah Myers, Amy Ross, and Alexandria Tarver. Please note: Admission to related programming is free but space is limited. To R Image: Amy Ross, Luminous Wanderer, 2017, Charcoal on paper, image courtesy of the artist. Location       Arsenal in Central Park 830 Fifth Avenue Manhattan Directions to this location Location Details: 3rd Floor   Cost Free   Event Organizer Art & Antiquities Contact Number (212) 360-8114
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Exhibition Tour: Nature in Black and White

Discussion | Journalism on the Brain: The More We Look the Less We Know?


Speakers: -- Alix Spiegel covers brain science for NPR and produces and co-hosts the Invisibilia podcast. -- Psychologist Brian Nosek directs the Center for Open Science at the University of Virginia. -- Moderator: Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Journalism on the Brain: The More We Look the Less We Know?

Discussion | On The Art Of Two European Painters


Robert Bunkin will discuss the art of painters Mela Muter and Lotte Laserstein. Two forgotten 20th century masters of figurative painting, Mela Muter (Polish 1876 - 1967) and Lotte Laserstein (German 1898 - 1993) both suffered persecution under the Nazi regime, but continued to paint in exile or hiding, producing startlingly original works outside of the prevailing avant-gardes. A few of Laserstein’s paintings have entered American museums, whereas Muter’s major works remain entirely in Europe. Both artists are now subjects of recent exhibitions in Germany and Spain. Robert Bunkin is a figurative painter, art historian and studio instructor on the faculty of Borough of Manhattan Community College and art curator at the Staten Island Museum.. He has exhibited widely in New York City, nationally and in Italy. In 2011 he was the recipient of the John J. Newman Medal from the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, On The Art Of Two European Painters

Workshop | Rethinking on the job market


Based on what we see in ads, it is easy to assume that to get a job we have to become something that we do not want to be. And so, we end up searching for something we do not want and will be unhappy in if we get it. Career coach Win Sheffield will address how to turn this situation around by dispelling some common misconceptions about the job market and providing practical approaches to develop an effective job campaign. The seminar will cover: * Seeing the job market from the employer’s point of view * Managing a job campaign that explores multiple targets * Approaching your network without a specific idea of your direction
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | This Atom Bomb in Me: A Nuclear Family


This Atom Bomb in Me traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a secret city during the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge enriched the uranium that powered Little Boy, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The city was a major nuclear production site throughout the Cold War, adding something to each and every bomb in the United States arsenal. Author Lindsey A. Freeman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, This Atom Bomb in Me: A Nuclear Family

Author Reading | This Is Cuba: An American Photojournalist In Cuba


Beyond the classic cars, salsa, and cigars lies a country where black markets reign, free speech and privacy are restricted, sanctions wreak havoc, and Soviet-style bureaucracy still slows the gears of a burgeoning economy. Life in Cuba is changing, as satellite dishes and internet hotspots blossom and American tourism flows. But it’s not that simple. In This Is Cuba, Havana-based journalist David Ariosto looks at Cuba over the course of nine years, showing us what’s in store for the island as it transforms. David Ariosto, an author and journalist who has worked for National Geographic, Reuters, CNN and NPR, will be joined in conversation by Cynthia Carris Alonso, a photographer and photo editor for Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and Business Week. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, This Is Cuba:&nbsp;An American Photojournalist In Cuba

Discussion | Alessandro Scarlatti: The Sicilian and the Swede


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Alessandro Scarlatti: The Sicilian and the Swede

Lecture | Virgil's Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy


This talk will focus on various reactions and appropriations of the Aeneid in Italian culture, with an eye on the recurring problem of Italian national identity. Lecturer Alessandro Barchiesi is a scholar of Roman literature and its modern reception. His new book project, The War for Italia, is a study of Virgil's Aeneid and of the impact in collective memory of the Social War - the insurrection/liberation war of Italic communities against Rome in the early 1st century BCE - and of the reception of the Aeneid in Italian culture, between Dante and the 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Virgil's Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy

Author Reading | Disquieting: Essays on Silence


A book of silence and turning away. In these essays, Cynthia Cruz asks how can we live lives of resistance to the desires and ideologies of contemporary Neoliberal culture. Tarrying with those who turn away, she inhabits connections between mental illness, anorexia, refusal, silence and Neoliberalism. She explores the experience of being working-class and poor in contemporary culture, and how those who are silenced often turn to forms of disquietude that value open-endedness, complexity, and difficulty. Disquieting draws on philosophy, theory, art, film, and literature to offer alternative ways of being in this world and possibilities for building a new one.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Disquieting: Essays on Silence

Author Reading | Sacred Shelter: 13 Journeys of Homelessness and Healing


In a metropolis like New York, homelessness can blend into the urban landscape. For editor Susan Greenfield, however, New York is the place where a community of resilient, remarkable individuals are yearning for a voice. Sacred Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people, all of whom have graduated from the life skills empowerment program, an interfaith life skills program for homeless and formerly homeless individuals in New York. Through frank, honest interviews, these individuals share traumas from their youth, their experience with homelessness, and the healing they have discovered through community and faith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Sacred Shelter: 13 Journeys of Homelessness and Healing

Author Reading | The Better Sister: A Domestic Noir


With a main cast of women, a #MeToo protagonist, and a twisty plot, you should probably clear some space on your bookshelf for The Better Sister. Author Alafair Burke, who perfected her brand of "domestic noir" with previous book The Wife, is also a law professor and New York Times bestseller, so you know the conversation will be interesting when she joins in the discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Earth Diet: Your Complete Guide to Living Using Earth's Natural Ingredients


Beauty queen Liana Werner-Gray got a wake-up call at the age of 21 when she was diagnosed with a precancerous tumor in her throat. Realizing that health issues were holding her back, including in her entertainment career, she decided to change her lifestyle. Through juicing and using the whole-food recipes shared in this book, the author healed herself in only three months. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, The Earth Diet: Your Complete Guide to Living Using Earth's Natural Ingredients

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice? This production of Shakespeare's play is by the Mobile Unit of the renowned Public Theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater

Reading | Armenian Genocide Remembrance Reading


A special reading marking Armenian Genocide Remembrance day, the annual holiday to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Organized by poet Alina Gregorian, this night of remembrance features Lambda and PEN finalist Nancy Agabian, poet Christopher Janigian, poet Lola Koundakjian, and nonfiction writer and musician Raffi Joe Wartanian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Reading

Comedy Club | Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase


A monthly LGBTQIA showcase of poetry, comedy, storytelling, and more. Hosted by Lorena Russi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Master Class | Jazz Tubist


Bob Stewart, jazz tubist. Jazz tubist Bob Stewart has toured and recorded with such artists as Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Taj Mahal, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Don Cherry, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Lester Bowie, Bill Frisell and many others in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He was a frequent collaborator with saxophonist Arthur Blythe from the 1970s into the early 2000s, often taking the place of the string bass that traditionally supports a jazz ensemble. In their review of Blythe's album Lenox Avenue Breakdown, the editors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz called Stewart's title track solo "one of the few genuinely important tuba statements in jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Photographers in Conversation


To commemorate Corinne May Botz’s solo show and the group show she curated, this will be a conversation between Botz, Nona Faustine, and Rachel Zucker, moderated by President Michi Jigarjian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Photographers in Conversation

Open Mike | Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events


The community is joining together in a mission of inspiration and exchange! On one special evening, you’ll have an opportunity to express your ideas and insights for the future, and share your messages of light and hope. Perform a monologue, recite a poem, sing a song, share an insight, express your heart-felt opinions – – or if you’d like, simply listen and reflect. Be part of a democratic process of individuals coming together to discuss and implement our very best ideas in our communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Open Mikes, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Classical Music | Famous Violinist and Orchestra

Regular Price: $30
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Musical | Two Musicals

Regular Price: $59.50
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