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42 free events take place on Monday, April 29 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 29 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 Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Humanitarian Wars? Lies and Brainwashing
free events nyc Opening Night of the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY
free events nyc The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island
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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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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
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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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Tour | Birding Basics: The Ramble


Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Ramble, a vibrant woodland habitat and a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths. Explore its variety of wildlife, while learning tips and tricks for spotting and identifying birds. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Film | Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers


On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. 114 min. Director: Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena.  Bumblebee grossed $127.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $336.1 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $463.3 million, against an estimated production budget of $135 million. 
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Films, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Tours, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Poetry Reading | Express Yourself Series: Prose Poetry Workshop


Celebrate National Poetry Month by expressing yourself. Tap into your inner poet for this 5-session workshops series. Each session will start with a brief overview of the form, various readings, and time to write and share. No registration or commitment to the series is required.
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Poetry Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Express Yourself Series: Prose Poetry Workshop

Workshop | French Class


The park speaks French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
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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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Lecture | Sovereignty in China and the Long Legacies of History


A quest for sovereignty characterizes China’s modern history: charting an uninterrupted course since the nineteenth-century Opium Wars, it reflects the country’s tortuous journey within the history of international law. The current territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas, the reunification with Taiwan, and the difficulties with the autonomous regions are all related to the most recent definition of China as a sovereign state, and to the introduction of international law. Speaker: Maria Adele Carrai, Senior Researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Harvard University
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Lectures, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Sovereignty in China and the Long Legacies of History

Classical Music | Bach Plus One Concert


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor. This season, Bach at One evolves into Bach + One: featuring one Bach cantata each week paired with a complementary work from composers early to modern. Trinity’s presentation of Bach’s entire monumental output of vocal sacred music has been praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic vigor.” Program Johann Sebastian Bach Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder, TWV 52:e1 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
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Workshop | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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Workshop | Chinese Calligraphy Class


Chinese calligraphy is a form of aesthetically pleasing writing (calligraphy), or, the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally held in high esteem across East Asia. Please bring your own calligraphy pen.
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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 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, 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.
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Classical Music | Choral Concert


St. Michael's Choir School (Toronto, Canada). Program Orlando Gibbons O Clap Your Hands John Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God Samuel Barber Agnus Dei Healey Willan Ave verum corpus Ēriks Ešenvalds O salutaris Knut Nystedt Hosanna Stephen Hatfield When it was yet dark Benedicite Gregorian Chant Jerzy Cichocki Prayer of Saint Michael György Orbán Daemon irrepit callidus Thomas Barrett Armstrong Magnificat
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Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
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Film | Lizzie (2018): Accused Of Murdering Parents


A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. 105 min. Director: Craig William Macneill. Starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jeff Perry.  It is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was accused and acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. 
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Workshop | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
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Talk | Forage From Fire: A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Personal Tragedy


On October 8, 2017, the Atlas Peak wildfire roared through the neighborhood of photographer Norma I. Quintana, destroying her home and studio. Just days after the smoke cleared Quintana’s documentarian instincts kicked in and she started making work with remnants she salvaged from the ashes. With her film and cameras gone, she turned to her iPhoneX and began her first digital body of work called Forage From Fire. The sequence of images includes jewelry, camera bodies, Christmas ornaments, pendants, doll parts and kitchen tools, framed by the black plastic gloves issued for fire clean-up. The series was featured in a solo exhibition at San Francisco Camerawork in October 2018 and has garnered worldwide press coverage.
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Lecture | Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy & the ASEAN and Chinese Responses


The Trump administration has articulated a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ strategy as the new modus operandi for the United States' policy on Asia, but is it a useful organizing concept? Please join Dr. Amy Searight for a discussion of the Trump administration’s ‘free and open Indo-Pacific” and the Southeast Asian response. Dr. Andrew Nathan will provide a Chinese view of the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific” strategy in promises to be a stimulating discussion of an important topic. Speaker: Dr. Amy Searight, Senior Advisor and Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Discussion | Pursuing Equity in NYC Schools: Progress, Challenges and the Road Ahead


Over the last two decades, New York City schools have experienced remarkable, sustained improvement, including dramatic decreases in dropout rates and increases in high school graduation and college enrollment. Yet deep inequality continues to plague the City’s education system. What will be required in the next decade—in terms of policy, practice and research—to ensure more equitable learning opportunities and outcomes for NYC students? Marking the 10th anniversary of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, hought leaders to explore factors that have led to system-wide improvements, as well as barriers that have made it difficult to move the needle on longstanding inequalities. With: -- Richard Carranza, NYC Schools Chancellor -- Chris Emdin, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University -- Shael Polakow-Suransky, President, Bank Street College of Education -- Meisha Ross-Porter, Executive Superintendent for the Bronx -- Adriana Villavicencio, Deputy Director, Research Alliance (moderator)
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Author Reading | Humanitarian Wars? Lies and Brainwashing


Dr. Rony Brauman served as President of Médecins sans Frontières from 1982 to 1994 and is currently a Director of Studies at MSF-Crash. He also teaches at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. He will discuss his new book.
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Author Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Humanitarian Wars? Lies and Brainwashing

Discussion | Breaking the Glass Ceiling


Actress, director, producer, activist and alumna Gina Rodriguez hosts a panel of women who are leaders in their field to discuss their personal journeys and the obstacles they faced breaking through the top of their professions. The panel will highlight their insights and advice on how to successfully navigate both the challenges and opportunities facing women today. The discussion will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience. PANELISTS: JOY FALOTICO - President, The Lincoln Motor Company and Chief Marketing Officer, Ford Motor Company KELLEE EDWARDS - Adventurer and Host of Travel Channel's Mysterious Islands PATRICIA VALOY - STEMinist and Civil Engineer ELLENE MILES - Senior Vice President of Inter-Sectional Marketing at Sony Pictures RAQUEL WILLIS - Executive Editor Out Magaine
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Discussions, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Lecture | The New Migration Law: A Roadmap for an Uncertain Future


Speaker Hiroshi Motomura is the Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and an influential scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship. He is the author of two general audience books: Americans in Waiting (2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (2014) — and a co-author of two law school casebooks.
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Film | The Wife (2017): Husband Getting Nobel Prize Starring Oscar Nominated Glenn Close


A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. 99 min. Director: Björn Runge. Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons. Glenn Close won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress for her performance, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
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Films, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, The Wife (2017): Husband Getting Nobel Prize Starring Oscar Nominated Glenn Close

Author Reading | Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts


Coco Fusco (artist, writer, and Andrew Banks Endowed chair, College of the Arts, University of Florida), Marcela Guerrero (curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art), Karen Martha (editorial consultant), and Gabriela Rangel (director and chief curator of the Americas Society) discuss Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts, edited by Karen Marta and Gabriela Rangel and illustrated by Lydia Cabrera. The publication is dedicated to the Cuban thinker. 
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Author Reading | Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning


In her new book, writer and activist Victoria Shorr examines some of the most important moments in the lives of three significant women: Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Shorr's brief but generous novelistic biographies tell the stories of pivotal moments in the lives of these women as they reconcile with unknown futures, loss, love, and death.
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Discussion | Coders and Code


A thought-provoking discussion on the most quietly influential people on the planet—coders—with acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson and Journalism Professor Clay Shirky. H
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Performance | Opening Night of the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY


Featuring some of the In Scena! 2019 artists as well as a semi-staged presentation of the 10-minute-plays winners of the KIT playwright series dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising: Sleeping with the Fish by Joe Gulla (US) Orlando by Federica Cucco (Italy) 10 Minutes by Apo Kaya (Turkey) Threesome by Jack Hannon (UK) In English.
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Performances, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Opening Night of the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

Talk | Torture Trees: Police Violence from Chicago to the War on Terror


The history of torture is expansive, showing up as police violence in Chicago to torture of criminals during the War on Terror. Historically, authorities have paid torture survivors abroad multi-million dollar payouts; however, compensation for confinement does not exempt the law from answering basic ethical and moral questions. This talk will challenge the audience to see torture victims, even those who have committed heinous crimes, in a new light. More importantly, it will explore the ethics behind torture as a practice.
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Author Reading | Two Writers Discuss The Relationship Between Body And Art


In their new books, T. Fleischmann and Kate Zambreno reflect on life and art through autobiographical narratives.  Inspired by the lectures of Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges, Zambreno's Appendix Project collects eleven talks and essays written in the the year following the publication of Book of Mutter, Zambreno's book on her mother's passing. Fleischmann's Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through investigates embodiment, visual art, history, and loss. Their work interrogates important issues: How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? Art is vital to both books. T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s artworks, piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles, as a path through questions of love and loss, violence and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality. Similarly, in her first essay, Zambreno  meditates on artistic practice in the context of the painter On Kawara's Date Paintings. The authors join us for a conversation on the essay form, gender and sexuality, and finding community.
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Discussion | Where the Jobs Are: Music


There are many different career trajectories in the music business. Hear from the best in all aspects of the industry about what it takes to make it in this dynamic field. Featuring: Laura Burkart, Global Talent Acquisition Partner, Spotify Lee Goforth, Music Agent, Creative Artists Agency Molly Neuman Hernandez, Global Head of Business Development, Song Trust. Moderator: Steve Greenberg, President, S-Curve Records.
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Author Reading | Book Reports: A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading


In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic--his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from blackface minstrelsy to punk and hip-hop, artists from Lead Belly to Patti Smith, and fellow critics from Ellen Willis and Lester Bangs to Nelson George and Jessica Hopper. But Book Reports also teases out the popular in the Bible and 1984 as well as pornography and science fiction, and analyzes at length the cultural theory of Raymond Williams, the detective novels of Walter Mosley, the history of bohemia, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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Film | Emilie Kempin-Spyri (2015): Pioneering Woman


Emilie Kempin-Spyri was the first female Doctor of Law in Europe. As a woman, however, she was not admitted to the bar, nor allowed to lecture at university. Emilie found a way out of her dissatisfying situation with a courageous journey into the unknown: In 1888, she emigrated with her husband and their three children to New York. With the help of influential women, she founded the first Woman's Law Class, which then was integrated into the law school at NYU. Director: Rahel Grunder 52. min., in German with English subtitles. The filmmaker will also speak.
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Films, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Emilie Kempin-Spyri (2015): Pioneering Woman

Author Reading | Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia


Nick Thorkelson, author and illustratior, will present his new graphic biography of one of the 20th century’s most beloved and galvanizing philosophers of the counterculture movement. This books brings both Marcuse’s groundbreaking ideas and their context into accessible light.
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Author Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia

Author Reading | If I Had Two Lives: An Inspiring Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Presence of the Past


This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States - and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in a secretive military encampment with her distant mother, she turns for affection to a sympathetic soldier and to the only other girl in the camp, forming two friendships that will shape the rest of her life. As a young adult in New York, cut off from her native country and haunted by the scars of her youth, she is still in search of a home. She falls in love with a married woman who is the image of her childhood friend, and follows strangers because they remind her of her soldier. When tragedy arises, she must return to Vietnam to confront the memories of her youth - and recover her identity. An inspiring meditation on love, loss, and the presence of a past that never dies, the novel explores the ancient question: do we value the people in our lives because of who they are, or because of what we need them to be? With author Abbigail Rosewood.
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Author Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, If I Had Two Lives: An Inspiring Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Presence of the Past

Author Reading | Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers


A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started. In this rollicking narrative, Nicholas K. Smith carries us through the long twentieth century as sneakers became the totem of subcultures from California skateboarders to New York rappers, the cause of gang violence and riots, the heart of a global economic controversy, the lynchpin in a quest to turn big sports into big business, and the muse of high fashion. Nicholas K. Smith is a journalist and author. He was a staff reporter and web editor for Arizona-based publications Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, and Explorer Newspaper.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island


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?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Deborah Afuang Meredith Glisson LVJ Performance Co Thomas Tyger Moore Adrianne Ansley
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Experiments in Dance
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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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