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47 free events take place on Tuesday, April 30 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 30 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 Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island
free events nyc Surrounding Triangle: Freely Improvised Music with an Extraordinary "3D Sound Experience"
free events nyc Scenes through the Cinema Lens: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dance in the American Cinema
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Morning Fitness

Birdwatching | Spring Migration Bird Walk


A bird walk with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, 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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Tours, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Chinese Traditional Painting


Learn the techniques of Chinese Traditional Painting! Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà, meaning "national" or "native painting", as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or coloured pigments; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made are paper and silk. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls. Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, and other media. Please bring your own brushes; paper and ink will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Chinese Traditional Painting

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Introduction To Conversational Sign Language


Sessions are structured for hearing adults. Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Introduction To Conversational Sign Language

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 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Learn Juggling in the Park

Film | On the Basis of Sex (2018): The Struggle Of A Woman For Equal Rights


The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Director: Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, On the Basis of Sex (2018): The Struggle Of A Woman For Equal Rights

Workshop | Spring in Your Step Power Walk


Celebrate the change of seasons with a midday power walk routine followed by meditation and therapeutic exercises. Relieve stress, increase your energy level and reset the mind. Get active and fit in 2019!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Spring in Your Step Power Walk

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Bach at Noon

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 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | The Birds (1963): Hitchcock At His Scariest


A young woman visits a seaside town, which is attacked by a terrifying force of nature in the form of birds gone wild. 120 min. Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and Tippi Hedren. In 2016, The Birds was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Special Effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, The Birds (1963): Hitchcock At His Scariest

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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Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Domino Club

Author Reading | Everything Belongs to Us


Professor and author Yoojin Grace Wuertz discusses her book, Everything Belongs to Us. "Two young women of vastly different means each struggle to find her own way during the darkest hours of South Korea’s “economic miracle” in a striking debut novel for readers of Anthony Marra and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie" (Everything Belongs to Us). "Seoul, 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind" (Everything Belongs to Us). “The intertwined lives of South Korean university students provide intimacy to a rich and descriptive portrait of the country during the period of authoritarian industrialization in the late 1970s. Wuertz’s debut novel is a Gatsby-esque takedown, full of memorable characters.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice).
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Author Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Everything Belongs to Us

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
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Author Reading | Dance of Values: Sergei Eisenstein’s Capital Project


Eisenstein’s adaptation of Karl Marx’s Capital (1927–1928) is a phantom in a double sense: although never realized, it has nonetheless haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and writers to the present day (most recently Alexander Kluge). Furthermore, its first public ‘materialization’ in 1974—a ten-page fragment of the director’s work diaries—was marked by what remained absent: Eisenstein’s images and working materials. Dance of Values aims to conjure the phantom of Capital once again—only this time on the basis of the full scope of Capital’s archival body. This “visual instruction in the dialectical method,” as Eisenstein himself called it, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections and extensive quotations.   Elena Vogman is an author, independent curator and postdoctoral fellow in the research project “Rhythm and Projection” at the Free University of Berlin. She specializes on the history and theory of cinema and media, with a particular emphasis on forms of visual thinking, practices of montage and the relations between literature, ethnology, art and science.
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Author Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Dance of Values: Sergei Eisenstein&rsquo;s Capital Project

Opening Reception | De Wain Valentine: Works from 1967 to Present


Valentine incarnates a key moment in the development of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s (in parallel, and somewhat in opposition to New York-based Minimalism). His work caught immediate attention through a fresh vernacular artistic vocabulary that encapsulated the essence of L.A. life. Valentine’s work stems from an unexpected alliance between his extraordinary technical and engineering virtuosity, and his rich and sensual perceptual experience. His sculptural and pictorial career has, for the past six decades, been spanning a colossal, yet, intimate project, and reflects Valentine’s abiding “love affair with the L.A. ocean and sky.” This exhibition offers fresh avenues to engage more fully with Valentine’s remarkably rich and complex ongoing career. Ever since his emergence on the Los Angeles art scene in 1965, Valentine stood out as an artist developing cutting edge technological solutions for his ambitious sculptures, as well as his lesser-known, yet striking paintings. He seamlessly put to use his unique engineering and scientific skills towards previously unseen aesthetic results. Valentine’s abstract and geometric volumes were made out of synthetic plastic and resins, a material almost untouched by artists at the time.
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, De Wain Valentine: Works from 1967 to Present

Opening Reception | Harbin, China|Past/Present


A grand synagogue stands in Harbin, China that serves as a museum and a relic of a time when it was the center of a flourishing Jewish community. And much like the Lower East Side, many of Harbin’s Jews eventually left the home they had created there. In this exhibition, Harbin’s Jewish past is presented in historic photographs and personal stories. Steven Lane, a New York artist, has been making art in Beijing and Harbin since 1985. In Harbin, he often uses the former synagogues as temporary studio spaces. Lane’s art in this exhibition focuses on his painting over and reusing of originals and copies of Chinese newspapers, posters and books from the 1960s, which he purchases from markets in Beijing and Harbin.
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Harbin, China|Past/Present

Author Reading | Ike’s Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler


Welcome Peter Shinkle, a veteran journalist. Shinkle’s book is a remarkable biography of Robert Cutler, Dwight Eisenhower’s right-hand man for national security at the White House–and a closeted gay man at the center of a gay love triangle. Cutler served in the government during the height of the “lavender scare,” a terrible period in American history when thousands of federal employees lost their jobs just because of their sexual orientation.  The biggest revelation in Shinkle’s book is that Cutler oversaw the executive order signed by Eisenhower that led to the purge of so many of his fellow gay employees.
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Opening Reception | Jeff Wall: Expanding the Definition of the Photograph


From his pioneering use in the 1970s of backlit color transparencies—a medium then synonymous with advertising—to his intricately constructed scenes of enigmatic incidents from daily life, literature, and film, Jeff Wall has expanded the definition of the photograph, both as object and illusion.
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Author Reading | Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest


This new book describes a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making and a leader who, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with. How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Is it because of Russia’s abundant energy endowment? Is it because Putin has inappropriately politicized energy trade with Europe and neighboring post-Soviet countries? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West's distraction with its own domestic problems and U.S. ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Opening Reception | Renato Leotta: Site-Specific Work


A solo exhibition and new site-specific work by Renato Leotta. Coming directly from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently the Italian Fellow in Visual Arts investigating the space between earth and sky, Leotta has taken up residence in Cold Spring and continued his research on the relationship between the built and natural environment across three locations in New York state: the Hudson Valley, the shores of Long Island, and New York City. Leotta will premiere a new installation that responds to the grounds surrounding Magazzino Italian Art Foundation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Renato Leotta: Site-Specific Work

Opening Reception | Time Out of Mind: Down SIde of Eminent Domain


In this body of work, Tomashi Jackson seeks to explore new uses of material, geometric abstraction and color interaction to visualize two disparate moments in history where the arguments of eminent domain are used to dispossess and displace targeted communities in New York. This investigation spans histories from 1857 to the present, from the displacement of what was Seneca Village in our present day Central Park to the contemporary seizures of fully paid for, fully owned properties through the city's use of the Third Party Transfer Program.
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Opening Receptions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Time Out of Mind: Down SIde of Eminent Domain

Author Reading | All That You Leave Behind: Coping With The Loss Of A Beloved


In 2015 David Carr suddenly collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times and died shortly thereafter. Wracked by grief, his daughter, documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, went looking for support and comfort in the lifetime of correspondence that they had shared. She was also looking for clues or advice the famous mentor, intrepid journalist, and fiercely loving father might have to offer on how to cope with her devastating loss, and continue on with her life and career. What began as an exercise resulted in her memoir, All That You Leave Behind, a coming of age account that charts family, addiction, and resilience. Carr shares with readers the unparalleled advice and mentorship that her father was known for generously extending to the many young journalists, as well as to his daughters who came up under his care. Erin Lee Carr will be joined by one of her father’s admiring mentees, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the legacy David Carr has left for his family, the journalistic community, and readers at large. Erin Lee Carr is an American documentary film director, writer, and producer[1] best known for her HBO documentaries Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop and Mommy Dead and Dearest. Carr was listed in Variety's Documakers To Watch in 2015 and was recently named in Forbes 30 under 30 list of most influential people in media. She is the daughter of the late New York Times media columnist David Michael Carr.
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Author Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, All That You Leave Behind: Coping With The Loss Of A Beloved

Book Discussion | Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline


Fernando Degiovanni's book offers a long-view perspective on the intense debates that shaped Latin American studies and still inform their function in the globalized and neoliberal university of today. By doing so he provides a reevaluation of a field whose epistemological and political status has obsessed its participants up until the present. The book focuses on the emergence of Latin Americanism as a field of critical debate and scholarly inquiry between the 1890s and the 1960s. With: Graciela Montaldo (Columbia University) and James D. Fernández (NYU).
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Book Discussions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline

Performance | Oratorio: I Will Tell You The Truth About This, I Will Tell You All About I...


United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith presents a ten-poem sequence capturing the lives and stories of African American soldiers and their families during the Civil War. Derived entirely from historical record, the sequence includes the voices of a mother pleading with President Lincoln to release her son from the army, a soldier sending love his children back home, and deposition statements given by African American veterans, their widows, and descendants hoping to receive their rightful pensions. Composed by Aaron Siegel, the oratorio will be performed by Harlem-based choir Songs of Solomon, under the direction of Bishop Chantel Wright with Soprano Soloist Michele Kennedy and Baritone Soloist Eric McKeever.  This oratorio will be a gripping tribute to these overlooked lives and stories at a pivotal time in American history.
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Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Tuesday.
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Discussion | Tomaso Albinoni: What Independent Means Means


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.
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Discussions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Tomaso Albinoni: What Independent Means Means

Discussion | Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum


Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan discuss their new book Watch Us Rise. Renée Watson is a bestselling author, educator, and activist; her YA novel Piecing Me Together received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award, and her picture book Harlem’s Little Blackbird, illustrated by Christian Robinson, received several honors including an NAACP Image Award nomination in children’s literature. Watson is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to fostering underrepresented voices in the arts.  Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator whose poetry collections include Hemisphere and Crowned. Hagan is also the director of the poetry and theater departments at the DreamYard Project in the Bronx, N.Y., overseeing the International Poetry Exchange program. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Tuesdays, April 30-September 17, 2019
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Author Reading | Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography


Marcuse (1898-1979) was a little-known German scholar when he became one of the 20th century’s most unlikely pop stars: a celebrity philosopher. In the 1960s, his argument for a principled utopianism catalyzed the ideals of a rebellious generation. Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist living in Boston. He has done cartoons on local politics for The Boston Globe and in support of organizations working on economic justice, peace, and public health. He is the co-author and/ or illustrator of The Earth Belongs to the People, The Underhanded History of the USA, The Legal Rights of Union Stewards, The Comic Strip of Neoliberalism, and Economic Meltdown Funnies, and has contributed to a number of nonfiction comics anthologies.
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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
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Plays, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Author Reading | The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live: Consumed with Wanting


Marjorie Moore always wants more—and as a result, often feels she ends up with less. Forever searching elsewhere, she is consumed with wanting, or in her opinion, needing. Feeling trapped by her town and her family, she escapes through shopping, pill popping, and fantasizing about a possible affair with a friend from high school. Her credit card debt “forces” her to sell prescription drugs—which she secures at her receptionist job at the local hospital—to her dysfunctional friends. As her web of lies at home and work unravels, Margie struggles to become present in her own life.  Author Christie Grotheim is a New York-based writer whose stories have been featured in Salon, The New York Observer, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.
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Author Reading | Too Much of Not Enough: The Roots of Misguided Love


Raised by a mother who was emotionally unavailable, author Jane Pollak grew up believing that love came from performance rather than from being seen, heard, and acknowledged for her true self. In this poignant, instructive memoir, Pollak investigates the roots of misguided love and paints a picture of what it means to live a satisfied life.
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Author Reading | What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence


Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. With contributors Michele Filgate, Leslie Jamison, Dani Shapiro, and Melissa Febos.
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Talk | Artist Talk: The Unbearable Promise of Utopia


Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015) and The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings (2001). Fusco is a recipient of a 2018 Rabkin Prize for Visual Arts Journalism, a 2016 Greenfield Prize, a 2014 Cintas Fellowship, a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 Absolut Art Writing Award, a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2012 US Artists Fellowship, and a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Bennington Juli Brandano Laurel Snyder
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Reading | Double Take Readings


Featuring contributions from: Heather Chaplin Lonely Christopher Jibade-Khalil Huffman Rich Blint
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Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Double Take Readings

Discussion | Ending Poverty: Transforming the Systemic Structures Responsible for Perpetuating Poverty


Inequality is at the highest level since just before the 1929 depression, with wages stagnant or declining for most Americans. To address the increasing economic divide, many grassroots organizations are working to combat the challenges faced by low- and middle-income Americans. Representatives from New York’s anti-poverty movement will discuss how we can transform the systemic structures responsible for perpetuating poverty and hunger; how to generate political momentum for better jobs, expanded access to work, and protections for low-wage workers and the unemployed; and how to give voice to America’s poor, and empower them to be active in systemic socioeconomic change. With: -- Reverend Liz Theoharis, Director of Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and founder of the Poverty Initiative -- Frances Fox Piven, internationally renowned social scientist & activist, and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center -- Deyanira Del Río, Co-Director of the New Economy Project -- Veyom Bahl, Managing Director of the Survival Program at Robin Hood -- Stephanie Luce, Professor of Labor Studies and Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Ending Poverty: Transforming the Systemic Structures Responsible for Perpetuating Poverty

Talk | Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11


A talk by Mitchell Zuckoff.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Talks, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Poetry Reading | Poetry with Dos Madres Press


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Carol Alexander Hilary Sideris John Trause Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Poetry with Dos Madres Press

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Every Tuesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Stargazing in the City

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Screening | Scenes through the Cinema Lens: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dance in the American Cinema


Over the years, this series has featured memorable scenes from American musicals in which dancers display incredible agility and grace. For this program, they have distilled it down to the absolute best. Watch the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelley, and Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, all of them defying gravity and making it seem very simple.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Screenings, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Scenes through the Cinema Lens: A Connoisseur&rsquo;s Guide to Dance in the American Cinema

Concert | Surrounding Triangle: Freely Improvised Music with an Extraordinary "3D Sound Experience"


The three involved musicians are not performing on a stage but from the edges of the concert space by forming an imaginary triangle surrounding the audience. Listeners can thus experience and enjoy an outstanding, highly dynamic sound cloud created by the instruments sounding from three directions. These contemporary music performances take place in conventional concert venues as well as at unconventional locations such as living rooms, churches, galleries, factory halls etc. The line-up varies and is taylor-made for each venue to guarantee thrilling and exclusive sound experiences. Werner Puntigam conceptualized Surrounding Triangle #06 especially for the venue. It features Elliott Sharp on electro-acoustic guitar, Ayako Kanda on vocals, and himself on trombone and conch shell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Surrounding Triangle: Freely Improvised Music with an Extraordinary "3D Sound Experience"
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Musical | Romantic musical

Regular Price: $39.50
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Play | Broadway Actors in a Drama, New York Times Critic's Pick

Regular Price: $61.25
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