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59 free events take place on Thursday, April 25 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 25 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of April . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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free events nyc The Human Element (2018): Climate Change and Everyday Life
free events nyc Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
free events nyc “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,”
free events nyc The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard
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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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 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.
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Workshops, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Symposium | Authoritarianism, Populism, and Democracy Across the Atlantic


Program: Panel 1 (10 AM) Book Presentation – Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America: Crossing Borders Panel 2 (2 PM) – The Venezuelan Situation – Panel 3 (4 PM) – Transatlantic Perspectives
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Symposiums, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Authoritarianism, Populism, and Democracy Across the Atlantic

Birdwatching | Birding Basics: The North Woods


Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Birdwatchings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Birding Basics: The North Woods

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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
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Workshops, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

Lecture | The East is 'Scientific': Scientists, the State, and Credibility Crises During China's GMO Controversy


State legitimacy and food security have historically been deeply entwined in China. While China initially embraced genetically modified organisms (GMOs), vociferous controversy destabilized this consensus. Brown Bag Lecture Speaker: Abigail Coplin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania
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Lectures, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The East is 'Scientific': Scientists, the State, and Credibility Crises During China's GMO Controversy

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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Bach at Noon

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
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Tours, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Tour The Battery

Gallery Talk | Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the importance of many of these iconic objects.
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour

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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | How To Build An Operational Plan For Your Business


Many businesses fail not because of a bad business idea, but because there was no system that standardized, measured, and improved its operations. The goal of this course is to help you translate your business concept into an efficient operation that continuously improves and raises your bottom line. During this course, you will Learn about the value and components of a business operational plan Map your business’s processes, resources, and partners using a business model canvas Identify your critical processes, and alternative processes for them Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and KPI goals for your business.
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Workshops, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, How To Build An Operational Plan For Your Business

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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

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 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Concert | Exploring The Life Of Sir Lancelot du Lac


Early music ensemble Marginalia explores the life of Sir Lancelot du Lac, alternating music with readings from medieval Arthurian sources. Sir Lancelot du Lac is one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. He typically features as King Arthur's greatest companion, the lord of Joyous Gard and the greatest swordsman and jouster of the age.  Marginalia is an ensemble of early music specialists dedicated to the performance of the rich, varied, and often virtuosic repertoire of medieval vocal and instrumental music. The ensemble uses vielle, rebec, medieval harp, recorder, medieval bagpipe, hurdy gurdy, percussion, and other instruments to recreate the music of medieval minstrels and singers as it could have sounded. Members: Peter Walker, voice, winds; Sarah Walker, narrator; Dongmyung Ahn, vielle; Christa Patton, harp, winds.
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Concerts, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Exploring The&nbsp;Life Of Sir Lancelot du Lac

Film | Creed II (2018): Rocky Balboa Trains Apollo Creed's Son


Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. 130 min. Director: Steven Caple Jr. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson.  The movie is a sequel to Creed (2015) and the eighth installment in the Rocky film series.
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Films, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Creed II (2018): Rocky Balboa Trains Apollo Creed's Son

Film | Green Book (2018): Three Time Oscar Winning Biographical Drama


A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. 130 min. Director: Peter Farrelly. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini.  Green Book won the National Board of Review award for the best film of 2018, and was also chosen as one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, and at the 91st Academy Awards won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. 
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Films, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Green Book (2018): Three Time Oscar Winning Biographical Drama

Film | That Certain Age (1938): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical


A young girl singer falls for an older, unattainable man. 95 min. Director: Edward Ludwig. Starring Deanna Durbin, Melvyn Douglas, Jackie Cooper. That Certain Age has two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song and Best Sound Recording.
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Films, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, That Certain Age (1938): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical

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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Workshops, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Lecture | From Mississippi to the Mekong: The Student Non-Violent Committee and the Movement Against the Vietnam War


A talk by Robyn Spencer. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q&A session. 
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Lectures, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, From Mississippi to the Mekong: The Student Non-Violent Committee and the Movement Against the Vietnam War

Lecture | Colonial Landscapes and Seascapes: The Center of Pacific World History


With a whole library of books written on the subject, the Atlantic World concept works best for understanding early modern entanglements between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with African and indigenous slavery at the center of Atlantic World history. This presentation will argue that human entanglements with Pacific environments occupy the emerging center of the Pacific World as a historical concept. Speaker Gregory T. Cushman teaches courses on Latin America, science and technology studies, and the global environment, often in close collaboration with other faculty in the environmental sciences and humanities.
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Lectures, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Colonial Landscapes and Seascapes: The Center of Pacific World History

Workshop | Park Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Opening Reception | Shape of Color: Vivid Paintings


Much theory has been written by and about artists. In the time we live, the text has taken the place of the picture to a large degree. Fortunately, today, there are artists who are bucking this trend, where the work speaks for itself, and the viewer can see a painting as a painting, rather than a cipher or the basis for textual analysis. The paintings of Roni Sherman Ramos are vivid examples. Her paintings engage the visitor’s eyes and feelings.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Shape of Color: Vivid Paintings

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Fluff War / Wildlife


In Fluff War, British artist David Shrigley presents a large-scale kinetic sculpture, two neon sculptures, and 100 new drawings. As visitors approach the gallery, they are greeted by a two-part magenta neon sign bearing contradictory instructions: one reads “WEAR SHOES” and the other “DO NOT WEAR SHOES”. The storefront window signage will seem perfectly at home to a passerby, as the gallery is located in New York’s famed Fifth Avenue shopping district. Here you are initiated into the world of David Shrigley. Wildlife marks Paris-born New York-based artist Julie Curtiss’s debut solo exhibition at the gallery. New York City, nature, and tropes of femininity inspire Curtiss’ subversive and wildly imaginative paintings, sculptures, and gouaches. Rockaway Beach, Chinatown, East Village hair salons, and Upper West Side shops are the urban jungle through which Curtiss prowls for quotidian scenes, rendering them surreal as she plays with diametrically opposed forces of attraction and repulsion, humor and darkness, shadow and light.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 2 Art Shows: Fluff War / Wildlife

Author Reading | 2 New Books: The Fish Is Fowl / Be With Me Always


Xu Xi is the author of This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being. Billings Noble is the author of Be With Me Always: Essays. Xu Xi is the author of five novels, eight collections of short fiction and essays, one memoir and editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Other recent titles include the novel That Man In Our Lives, a memoir, Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City and Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories . Billings Noble’s full-length essay collection was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in 2017. Individual essays have appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Brevity, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere.
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Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 2 New Books: The Fish Is Fowl / Be With Me Always

Opening Reception | An Unkindness: A Sense of Foreboding and Threat


Robyn O’Neil’s exhibition marks a departure in process, a deconstruction of the visual and material, and an aesthetic genesis for the artist. Named for “an unkindness,” the term used to reference a flock of ravens, the exhibition impresses upon the viewer a sense of foreboding and threat that is reinforced by the centerpiece triptych. The ominous, swirling unkindness in the middle panel and the pack of wolves, jaws wide in preparation for attack, in the adjacent, confers a theme that has become central to O’Neil’s oeuvre: life on Earth is arduous and fraught with challenge.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, An Unkindness: A Sense of Foreboding and Threat

Opening Reception | Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography


With seventy-seven participating photographers hailing from over twenty-seven countries, this exhibition is a visual reflection of the beating hearts and curious minds of LensCulture’s vibrant community.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography

Author Reading | Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory


In this important new book, authors Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi take a fresh look at the big questions surrounding the peculiar social form known as “capitalism,” upending many of our commonly held assumptions about what capitalism is and how to subject it to critique.  They show how, throughout its history, various regimes of capitalism have relied on a series of institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature, periodically readjusting the boundaries between these domains in response to crises and upheavals. They consider how these “boundary struggles” offer a key to understanding capitalism’s contradictions and the multiple forms of conflict to which it gives rise. 
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Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory

Opening Reception | Emo Jungle: New Paintings


An exhibition by Josh Smith. The show marks the artist’s inaugural solo presentation with the gallery since joining in 2017. The exhibition will debut a range of new paintings.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Emo Jungle: New Paintings

Opening Reception | Houses of Walls: An Immersive Environment 


A solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by Justin Samson. Samson will create an immersive environment of his recent interior paintings and sculpture, furthering his process of installation based art. As a collage inspired artist, Samson’s new paintings are based on loosely appropriated vintage, interior images and styles blended together in a distinct and cohesive fashion. Samson works in many mediums, determined by the concept of the project and the location of its creation. In Houses of Walls, Samson presents a fantasy vision of the nostalgic, domestic ideal and intends for viewers to imagine themselves into each individual painting. The scale is conducive to that experience, and the diptych and triptych formats create a juxtaposition and conversation within the piece.  
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Houses of Walls: An Immersive Environment&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Lorna Simpson. Darkening: Paintings, Collages, Sculptures


This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in New York. Debuting a suite of new large-scale paintings, alongside recent photographic collages and sculpture, the exhibition finds Simpson returning to and building upon themes and motifs at the center of her practice: explorations focused on the nature of representation, identity, gender, race, and history. For more than 30 years, Simpson’s powerful works have entangled viewers in an equivocal web of meaning, drawing upon techniques of collage through the use of found materials, often culled from the pages of vintage Jet and Ebony magazines. In Darkening, Simpson continues to thread dichotomies of figuration and abstraction with vast and enthralling tableaux that subsume spliced photos and fragmented text, abstracted beyond comprehension. Equally arresting and poetic, the paintings engage viewers with layers of paradox, capturing the mystifying allure of an arctic landscape in inky washes of blacks, grays, and startling blues.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Lorna Simpson. Darkening: Paintings, Collages, Sculptures

Opening Reception | Palm Springs: California as Nostalgic Memory


Erwin Olaf made this body of work on location in Palm Springs, the Southern California midcentury oasis. More than fifty years after its heyday as a quintessential modern paradise, synonymous with the carefree luxury of Slim Aarons' iconic images, the landscape has changed and the myth of California as the golden promised land exists now as a nostalgic memory. Yet, Olaf’s images are intensely alluring, rife with unspoken desire, fantasy, and tension. He evokes the complexity of relationships and emotions through a cinematic language, as if to echo the artifice of a once lush vacation wonderland built in the desert.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Palm Springs: California as Nostalgic Memory

Staged Reading | Pro Bono


Writer Natalie Bates and actors present a dramatic reading of her new play Pro Bono. Written by Natalie Bates.  Directed by Catherine Siracusa. Pro Bono focuses on an attorney faced with two cases that shake her conscience and her sense of family loyalty to their foundations. Pressured by her sister to pull strings to get child-pornography charges dropped against her college-grad nephew, Elena puts her reputation on the line with disastrous results. She carries her bitterness at the outcome of that case into a pro-bono defense of an undocumented immigrant accused of raping his step-daughter. She’s about to ‘phone it in’ for her Salvadorian client when his brother appears and opens her eyes to what a real miscarriage of justice can mean for a whole people.
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Staged Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Pro Bono

Opening Reception | Source, Tau, Throwback: Monumental Sculptures


The first solo exhibition by renowned artist Tony Smith (1912-1980) since his estate joined the gallery in 2017. The exhibition showcases three of Smith’s monumental sculptures. The three works encapsulate Smith’s practice as a sculptor with his focus on basic form while exploring geometric abstraction.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Source, Tau, Throwback: Monumental Sculptures

Film | The Human Element (2018): Climate Change and Everyday Life


We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life. In The Human Element, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. 76 min.
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Films, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Human Element (2018): Climate Change and Everyday Life

Opening Reception | The Site of Memory: Sculpture from the 70s and 80s


Organized with the artist’s estate, the exhibition marks Heidi Bucher’s first solo presentation since her landmark survey last year at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, and her first with the gallery. This exhibition features work from the mid-1970s through the 1980s and will include some of her most significant sculptures.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Site of Memory: Sculpture from the 70s and 80s

Opening Reception | Behind Your Eyes: A 2-Artist Exhibition


Featuring wotk by Sarah Alice Moran and Corinna Ray.
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Opening Receptions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Behind Your Eyes: A 2-Artist Exhibition

Discussion | Long-Term, Large-Scale Change: Insights from the Field


This panel will explore the new approaches and perspectives that social impact practitioners are bringing to their work. Recognizing the systemic nature of the change they’re seeking, organizations are shifting how they approach change-making. They’re preparing for journeys that are more long-term, more large-scale, and more complex. How should we think about strategy in such conditions? What does success look like, and what challenges do we face? The panelists’ reflections on these questions are collected in the new book Perspectives on Impact: Leading Voices on Making Systemic Change in the Twenty-First Century, which brings together over 20 leaders to share their perspectives on how the impact “field” is tackling the complex, multi-dimensional challenges facing our world.
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Discussions, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Long-Term, Large-Scale Change: Insights from the Field

Concert | The Fiddler Expanding Tradition


Broadway’s acclaimed “Fiddler,” classical violin virtuoso Kelly Hall-Tompkins, presents a new concert arrangements of songs from the beloved Bock and Harnick musical, as featured on her new album The Fiddler Expanding Tradition. Developed by the Fiddler herself with the creative team, arranger Oran Eldor and conductor/ orchestrator Ted Sperling from the recent Bartlett Sher Broadway production, this program travels Klezmer to caprice to jazz ballad. Establish new traditions, celebrate the soul of the violin, and enjoy the evergreen power of Fiddler on the Roof. 
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Concerts, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Fiddler Expanding Tradition

Talk | 'A Lover’s Discourse': Unconventional Blend of Literature and Philosophy


Author Rick Moody will discuss his own work as well as Roland Barthes’ essay "A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments," an unconventional blend of literature and philosophy on the theme of love. Moderated by Adam Hocker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Makala (2018): Everyday Life in Congo


Makala is an extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. French documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Gras follows 28-year-old Kabwita Kasongo through the entire process of making and selling charcoal: finding and cutting down a tree in the vast plains near his village in the southern region of Katanga, burying and burning the wood to create charcoal, loading multiple bulging bags of charcoal onto a rickety bicycle and walking it several days to the city of Kolwezi, where he hopes to sell his merchandise on its markets and streets. 96 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Elegant Warrior: Fighting Adversity with Grace and Compassion


Meet Heather Hansen, a trial lawyer and communications consultant combining her courtroom experience with her psychology degree and her training as a mediator to ask better questions, master objections, and use credible persuasion to succeed. Armed with tools and techniques honed in the courtroom, she shows that anyone can become an "elegant warrior": someone who fights adversity with grace and compassion, and battles without losing respect for themselves and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The First Female Video Artist in Brazil


A special evening with pioneering Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger, an influential figure who is recognized as the first female video artist in Brazil. Geiger, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, will screen and discuss her newly preserved video works from the 1970s and ‘80s. Geiger's groundbreaking body of early performance video maps the relationship of the (often female) body, space, and place, in what the artist has termed an “anthropo-morphic cartography.” In her multi-disciplinary artwork, which also includes painting, sculpture, photography, engraving, and multi-media installation, Geiger interweaves the political and the poetic to address issues of identity and national culture.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conference | Eating TV: Producers from Tasty and BuzzFeed Food 


If you want to combine your love for food with your production skills, don’t miss this talk with producers of mouth-watering content. From styling shots to all-star interviews, find out where the opportunities are. Featuring: Samah Dada, Host, Cooking with @DadaEats, Today Show YouTube Chelsea Lupkin, Creative Video Producer, Delish Alvin Zhou, Food Video Producer, Tasty and BuzzFeed Food Moderator: Syreeta Gates, Founder, Yo Stay Hungry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Swinging Jazz


Live jazz concerts with world-class musicians from the Jazz Foundation of America. With Paula Hampton, a swinging drummer and bandleader from one of the great jazz families. Featuring the great vocalist Antoinette Montague.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,”


The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky -- in this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world. Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, I. F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. In their engagement with Zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century’s most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, nationalism, democracy, colonialism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism. “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,” Linfield writes. The universes of alternate facts and bizarro-world perspectives that Linfield so adeptly portrays can only be explained by larger, governing fantasies about what Jews are and what they ought to be. Susie Linfield teaches cultural journalism at New York University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, &ldquo;Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation &hellip; considered a progressive demand,&rdquo;

Author Reading | Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Presidential Love Affair


From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: his future wife Mary Todd and his best friend, Joshua Speed. In his sweeping, historical narrative, Louis Bayard brings these famous figures and time period to vivid life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Light Years: A Memoir of a Counterculture Life


A joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Author Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Trifles: College Play


Join the Department of Theatre and the Columbia University major in drama and theatre arts as they present the pinnacle of aspiring theatre directors’ careers thus far. Tonight: Trifles by Susan Glaspell, directed by Anna Sophia Moskowitz, with dramaturgy by Dara Diamond and set design by Juliana Forrest.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | New Poetry


Jericho Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). Marwa Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest. She has been awarded fellowships from Poets House (2017), Brooklyn Poets (2016) and Cave Canem (2016) and her work has appeared in Apogee, Hyperallergic, the Offing, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. Kwoya Fagin Maples’ most recent poetry collection, Mend, was finalist for the AWP Prize and is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician


This discussion explores the shared roots found throughout American music. Wynton Marsalis is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. (pianist), grandson of Ellis Marsalis Sr., and brother of Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), and Jason (drummer). Marsalis is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. With: Meliora Dockery (Moth Radio Hour, The Story Studio) JiJi Lee (The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The New York Times) Sandi Marx (PBS, Boston Comedy Festival) Ian Steffe (Risk!)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | That Slapstick Show, with 2 Laurel & Hardy Comedies


Nelson Hughes presents "That Slapstick Show" featuring Laurel & Hardy's A Perfect Day (1929) and Way Out West (1937).   Nelson Hughes who is a film researcher, curator and collector, curates the evening. His series "That Slapstick Show" is in its fifth year and this evening will be its second show in Manhattan. Hughes' co-organizer over the years, Tommy Jose Stathes, a curator of rare animated silent cartoons, will be in attendance.  A panel will follow including Steve Massa of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts and author of Slapstick Divas; Grand Sheik Jack Roth, who leads the New York chapter of its Laurel and Hardy society, called "Sons of the Desert"; comedian Bob Greenberg; and Charlie Judkins, a practitioner of Ragtime, Traditional Jazz and Blue Piano. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Other | The 2019 Publishing Triangle Awards


Honoring the best books of 2018, the Publishing Triangle presents the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. The Publishing Triangle partners with the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards to present the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction. The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Leadership Award are also presented.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | A Powerful Fusion of Creole Melodies and ’70s Blues Rhythms


Channeling the guitar prowess of Jimi Hendrix and Cher’s soulful grit, the Haitian-born "new priest of voodoo rock" Moonlight Benjamin brings a powerful fusion of Creole melodies and ’70s blues rhythms, lending her rebellious voice to an evening celebrating her new album, Siltane.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | pool (no water): College Play


Join the Department of Theatre and the Columbia University major in drama and theatre arts as they present the pinnacle of aspiring theatre directors’ careers thus far. Tonight: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill, directed by Nick Hermesman, with dramaturgy by Genevieve K. Henderson.
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Play | The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard


The Laramie Project is a documentary theatre piece about the residents of Laramie, Wyoming in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard

Play | The Spirit of Man: College Play


Join the Department of Theatre and the Columbia University major in drama and theatre arts as they present the pinnacle of aspiring theatre directors’ careers thus far. Tonight: The Spirit of Man by Peter Barnes, directed by Xander Browne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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