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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 3, 2023?

32 free events take place on Monday, April 3 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 3 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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32 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, April 3, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
free events nyc Agnes de Mille and The Female Narrative
free events nyc Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi in Conversation with New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman (in-person and online)
free events nyc What Lies Behind the Revelry: A Site-Specific Theatrical Experience
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Other | 2023 Macy's Flower Show


Celebrate the enchanting beauty of flowers and fragrance in this spring. Dior has brought its passion for florals to life, transforming the mezzanine level into a lavishly romantic dreamscape with thousands of beautiful blooms. Tours are given every twenty minutes until 1pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Park Walk | Walking Group


This walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! Enjoy all of the paths and parks that NYC has to offer while getting in your steps and reaping the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Instructor: Evangeline Rudolph  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Book Discussion | Co-Cities: Innovative Transitions Toward Just and Self-Sustaining Communities


Authors Sheila R. Foster and Christian Iaione will discuss their “co-city” framework, as explored in their book, which is uniquely rooted in the Foster and Iaione’s own decades-long research and first-hand experience working in cities around the world. The pair will then engage in conversation with Jennifer Bradley, Senior Fellow at Kresge Foundation. Time will be allotted for Q&A at the end of the program. The majority of the world’s inhabitants live in cities, but even with the vast wealth and resources these cities generate, their most vulnerable populations live without adequate or affordable housing, safe water, healthy food, and other essentials. And yet, cities also often harbor the solutions to the inequalities they create, as this book makes clear. With examples drawn from cities worldwide, Co-Cities outlines practices, laws, and policies that are presently fostering innovation in the provision of urban services, spurring collaborative economies as a driver of local sustainable development, and promoting inclusive and equitable regeneration of blighted urban areas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Shift: Change Your Perspective, Not Yourself


The lifestyle creator, advice expert, and podcast host Tinx shares her hilarious and (sometimes brutally) honest wisdom on how to shift your approach to life, step into your confidence, and enjoy the journey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Nevertheless: Machiavelli, Pascal (online)


Machiavelli's repeated use of the adverb nondimanco ("nevertheless") indicated he thought that there was an exception to every rule. This may seem to confirm the traditional image of Machiavelli as a cynical, "machiavellian" thinker. But Carlo Ginzburg's close analysis of Machiavelli the reader throws a different light on Machiavelli the writer. The same hermeneutic strategy inspires Ginzburg's essays on the Provinciales, Pascal's ferocious attack against Jesuitical casuistry, or case-based ethical reasoning. Casuistry versus anti-casuistry; Machiavelli's secular attitude towards religion versus Pascal's deep religiosity. These seem to be two completely different worlds. But Pascal read Machiavelli and reflected deeply upon his work. Ginzburg's book unveils the complex relationship between Machiavelli and Pascal--their divergences as well as their unexpected convergences. With: Carlo Ginzburg is an Italian historian and pioneer of micro-history. He is best known for The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller, which examined the beliefs of an Italian heretic, Menocchio, from Montereale Valcellina. His many other books include The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries and Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath. Pierre Force is Professor of French and History and Emmanuelle Saada is Professor of French and History at Columbia University. Raphaelle Burns is Assistant Professor at UCLA where she teaches and writes about the literatures and cultures of medieval and early modern Europe, with secondary specializations in the history of journalism, medicine, and law.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Lecture | The Algorithmic State: Digital Repair (online)


Natural, human and digital forms of repair are all based on a process of examination, reflection, feedback and correction. But unlike human repair, which typically has an ethical dimension as well as a physical one, digital repair is most often driven by the efficiency and acceleration of capital and profit. Corporate algorithms and AIs are routinely written, repaired and refined not toward a horizon of moral health, but—regardless of social impact—toward the astronomically increasing, divisive and polarizing accumulation of wealth. This is a talk with artist Kader Attia on notions of repair, both in terms of physical objects and societies, that help us to reconsider damage, dysfunction and trauma in relation to the ways in which AIs are being deployed now and in the future. After all, AIs have already shown the traumas they can cause. To think of AIs as ethical actors rather than simply capitalist ones, and how digital repair might function with this mandate, is the challenging subject Attia addresses in this talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Isles of Firm Ground:


Mike Soto will be reading from his translation of Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez's poetry. In a wondrous, singing translation, these spare, striking poems by Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez explore the infinite solitude of the universe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshop | Memoir Writing Workshop


A writing session led by author Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, participants will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Being La Dominicana: Race and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo


This public lecture focuses on Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn's recent book investigating the ways Dominican visual culture portrays Dominican women and how women represent themselves in their own creative endeavors in response to existing stereotypes. Delving into the dynamic realities and uniquely racialized gendered experiences of women in Santo Domingo, Quinn reveals how racial ambiguity and color hierarchy work to shape experiences of identity and subjectivity in the Dominican Republic. She merges analyses of context and interviews with young Dominican women to offer rare insights into a Caribbean society in which the tourist industry and popular media reward, and rely upon, the ability of Dominican women to transform themselves to perform gender, race, and class. Being La Dominicana reveals the little-studied world of today's young Dominican women and what their personal stories and transnational experiences can tell us about the larger neoliberal world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | Expected Changes to Cyber Risk Disclosures and Governance


Regulators, lawmakers, and shareholders are focused on developing a better understanding of how organizations manage their cyber risk. Understanding the need to increase transparency, the SEC has proposed rules and a structured disclosure covering the Board of Directors cyber risk management strategy, governance and incident response roles and responsibilities. It is expected that this guidance will be finalized in 2023. This panel will discuss the changes boards will need to make to comply with these new requirements and broader implications to cyber risk management. Moderator: Shahryar Shaghaghi, Technology, Risk Management and Cybersecurity Executive Panelists: Christopher Hetner, Risk Executive | Board Director | NACD | Former SEC Chair Senior Cybersecurity Advisor | CISO Amy Rojik, Managing Partner of Corporate Governance, BDO Michael Stiglianese, Cyber Risk Management Advisor, Independent Consultant
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Jazz Arts Master Class


A master class with jazz composer Arnon Palty. Arnon Palty's areas of expertise include jazz and traditional harmony, counterpoint, advanced ear training, jazz composition, arranging and orchestration, and guiding ensembles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Turkish Empire, Ottoman Republic, Muslim Nation: History in 2023’s Turkey (in-person and online)


The centennial of the Republic may be a good occasion to propose an overall assessment of the place, role, and state of history in Turkey today. While the scholarly discipline has made much progress and reached a remarkable degree of sophistication in the past decades, constant and growing pressure has turned history into fodder for political and ideological discourse across the board. Half-truths, false notions, muddled concepts, superficial knowledge, facile correlations, wishful thinking, lingering taboos, chronic denial… This long list of symptoms suggests that Turkey is suffering from cliopathy and cliomania: it is both sick and obsessed with history. This is particularly true of Ottoman history, one of the prime concerns of political, ideological, and cultural constructs today. Its appeal to political actors and to the public alike is obvious: it allows for an amalgamation of concepts and labels in ways that the title of this lecture tries to suggest. While historians may rightly lament the harm done to their discipline, the real challenge they have to face is to try to understand to what extent these abuses may actually rest on very complex and largely unresolved historical issues. Lecturer Edhem Eldem teaches in the Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshop | Bodyweight Circuit Training


This circuit training class combines bodyweight resistance training and conditioning to provide you with a dynamic full body workout. Whether you are a beginner and need to learn proper form or know your way around the gym and looking for a challenge- this class is for you. Come engage in exercises that target all muscle groups as well as get your heart pumping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | Agnes de Mille and The Female Narrative


Agnes de Mille passed away on October 3, 1993, leaving behind a legacy of choreographic works that revolutionized the course of dance and theatre history, pushed the boundaries for female choreographers and directors, and put front and center the female narrative and its importance in the American landscape. Her works spanned over 65 years from the late 1920s to her last work in 1992. "Agnes de Mille and The Female Narrative," will focus on de Mille's multifaceted female characters, starting with her concert solos in the late 1920s through to a selection of her ballets and musical theatre works. Moderated by Linda Murray, the program will feature a panel of special guests including dance historians, stagers, and notable interpreters of some of de Mille's most searing female roles to explore the meaning and intent behind the choreographer's vision and what her work can express within the context of today. Using archival film extracts, live performance excerpts, and de Mille's writing, the panel will examine many of de Mille's most memorable female characters, The Degas dancer solos from Ballet Class (1929) and Debut at the Opera solo (1928), the Women in The Civil War Ballet from Bloomer Girl, The Cowgirl from Rodeo (1942), The Accused (Lizzie Borden) from Fall River Legend (1948), Louise from Carousel (1950), and "The Girl" from The Informer (1988).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | AI Care and Art


Artist Chloë Bass and scholar and critic Hannah Zeavin discuss the greater recognition of the need for care in our social infrastructure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Low Impact Bodyweight Circuit Training


This Low Impact Circuit Training class combines bodyweight resistance training and conditioning to provide you with a safe and effective full-body workout. Whether you are a beginner learning proper form or prefer to work out at a lower intensity- this class is for you. Come engage in exercises that target all muscle groups and get your body moving. Instructor: Malik Smith
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War (in-person and online)


Between 1776 and 1783, Great Britain hired more than thirty thousand German soldiers to fight in its war against the American rebels. Collectively known as Hessians, the soldiers and accompanying civilians, including hundreds of women and children, spent extended periods of time in locations as dispersed and varied as Canada in the North and West Florida in the South. In this presentation, Friederike Baer highlights some of the key experiences of these participants in a war on a distant continent against a people that had done them no harm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Interrupted Narratives and Intersectional Representations in Italian Postcolonial Literature (in-person and online)


This book argues for the importance of adopting a postcolonial perspective in analysing contemporary Italian culture and literature. Originally published in Italian in 2018 as Riscrivere la nazione: La letteratura italiana postcoloniale, this new English translation brings to light the connections between the present, the colonial past and the great historical waves of international and intranational migration. By doing so, the book shows how a sense of Italian national identity emerged, at least in part, as the result of different migrations and why there is such a strong resistance in Italy to extending the privilege of italianità, or Italianness, to those who have arrived on Italian soil in recent years. Exploring over 100 texts written by migrant and second-generation writers, the book takes an intersectional approach to understanding gender and race in Italian identity. It connects these literary and cultural contexts to the Italian colonial past, while also looking outwards to a more diffuse postcolonial condition in Europe. Author Caterina Romeo is Associate Professor at Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy, where she teaches Literary Theory, Gender Studies, and Migration Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Artist Talk with Two Taiwanese Illustrators


A ee mi and Saitemiss will discuss their craft, their works, and zine creation. About the Speakers  A ee mi is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Taiwan. She makes use of psychedelic retro styles, bright colors, and comics that empathize with people’s lives to create therapeutic works on social media. A ee mi attempts to explore the meaning of love, life, and existence. Her works are often related to social issues as well, and her LGBTQ+ related comic Red with Green (紅配綠) was nominated for Taiwan’s Golden Comic Awards in 2019. A ee mi has taken part in various art exhibitions in Taiwan and New York, and she dedicated herself to creating comics and zines. Her recent Riso zine, EMOLAND, was published in 2021. Saitemiss is the moniker for Taiwan-based freelance illustrator Jhong Yi-Ting. Her illustrations, influenced by Japanese ACG subculture in the 80s, often feature gender fluid characterization, desaturated colors, and fantasy styles that capture her characters’ fleeting emotions. Saitemiss’s works have appeared in TIME and Banana Magazine, ads for Amazon Music, and more. She also designed the key vision for the Flag Raising Ceremony of Taiwan’s 2022 National Day. Saitemiss is also known for her collaboration with musicians by designing concert posters for Khruangbin and album covers for Taiwanese pop band Sunset Rollercoaster(落日飛車).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Old School R&B Dance Fitness


A fun and exciting workout that uses easy to follow dance steps to maintain cardiovascular health. This class is created for all levels and you do not need any prior dance experience to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi in Conversation with New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman (in-person and online)


After her historic tenure as speaker of the house, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins in conversation with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Pelosi, the 52nd speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to serve as speaker, is the chief architect of generation-defining legislation, including the Affordable Care Act and the American Rescue Plan. She continues to serve as a member of Congress representing San Francisco, which she has done for more than 35 years. She speaks with Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times, who is a distinguished professor of economics and a senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Organ Concert


Maks Adach, organ. Program Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), Les Corps Glorieux This event is pay what you wish.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:45 pm
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Performance | What Lies Behind the Revelry: A Site-Specific Theatrical Experience


A site-specific theatrical experience taking place in and around a bar in Greenwich Village. Patrons are invited to encounter a host of characters, stories, and concepts through dialogue, movement, and installation. Memory looms large as creators engage history and energetic residue in their explorations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Performance | What Lies Behind the Revelry: A Theatrical Experience


What Lies Behind the Revelry is a site-specific, devised theatrical experience. Patrons are invited to encounter a host of characters, stories, and concepts through dialogue, movement, and installation. Memory looms large as creators engage history and energetic residue in their explorations. Director: Cara Hagan Featuring: Alina Burke, Anamaria Willars, Angel Odela, Catalina Cofone Polack, Jasmine Kiah, June Seo, Lars Montanaro, Neka Cecilia Knowles, Raychel Ceciro, Moira Zhang For ages 21 and up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Dance Excerpts in Honor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 65th Anniversary (online thru Apr 6)


On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey and a group of young, Black modern dancers performed for the first time as members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The 92nd Street Y in New York City. That night, they launched what would go on to become one of the most celebrated modern dance companies in the world. Honor the 65-year legacy with a special presentation of excerpts from ballets by talented choreographers from the Company's extensive repertory: Episodes by Ulysses Dove, Hymn by Judith Jamison, Grace by Ronald K. Brown, and The Stack-Up by Talley Beatty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


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 Featuring: Dustin Maxwell & Emily Michaels King, Stacy Lynn Smith, Barkha Patel
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Lecture | Costumes of Nudity: Faux Nudes in Fin de Siècle Photography (in-person and online)


Studio photographs of models encased in semi-transparent body stockings that effected a costume of nudity were all the rage during the fin-de-siécle. The skin-tight stockinet, undergirded by corsetry and padding, created a fantasy woman for modern times: a stitched-together fiction of spectral marmoreal whiteness, at once sexy and sterile. Hiding the biological processes of reproduction and ageing while maintaining the transgressive, carnivalesque representation of an actress, dancer or prostitute—or the illusion of an inert marble statue—the faux nude enacts abjection in sleek disguise, subsumed and sanctioned by then-current aesthetics of classical art. Speaker Mary Bergstein is Professor Emerita of History of Art and Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | MACE: Mannes American Composers Ensemble


Founded in 2012 by composer Lowell Liebermann, MACE is a flexible small to mid-sized ensemble that presents works by iconic American composers such as Phillip Glass and Steve Reich as well as works by young and up-and-coming composers such as David Hertzberg and Nina C. Young. The ensemble aims to embrace a broad view of the vital landscape of contemporary American Music and to bolster that landscape through premieres and commissions. This evening's program will be conducted by the conductor, composer, and violinist, David Fulmer. Program George Lewis (1952-present), Connectome (American Premiere) Matthew Ricketts (1986-present), Anaphora (American Premiere) Sheriffs Swanson, Stoked in Silver (World Premiere) Ania Vu, feathered beings (New York Premiere)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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