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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 6, 2023?

34 free events take place on Thursday, April 6 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 6 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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34 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, April 6, 2023

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free events nyc 2023 Macy's Flower Show
free events nyc Fantastical Interpretation of Baroque Music (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Contemporary Jazz with a Rising South African Saxophonist
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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
10:00 am
Free

Workshop | Cardio Dance


A fusion of Hip Hop, R&B, Afro beats and dance cardio that promotes self-love and body confidence, using easy-to-follow moves. Instructor: Ebony Jones-Abdul Majeed
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants may also bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Film | Rebel Without a Cause (1955) with James Dean


After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin. Director: Nicholas Ray Cast: Natalie Wood, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, Wiliam Hopper, Dennis Hopper James Dean (1931-1955) was an American actor who is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). After his death in a car crash on September 30, 1955, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in East of Eden. Upon receiving a second nomination for his role in Giant the following year, Dean became the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI's "100 Years...100 Stars" list.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Book Discussion | Race and the Colour-Line: The Boundaries of Europeanness in Poland


Bolaji Balogun’s forthcoming book sets out the foundational ideas about race and colonialism in Poland and relates them to the global manifestations that influenced them. Focusing on race and colonialism, the talk indicates a shift in global racial discourse – an understanding of the specificity of Polish racism that can transform and add to our understandings of race in the West. In doing so, the talk offers a brief theoretical and historical context of race-making in the so-called ‘peripheral sphere’, whilst outlining the ways in which race and colonialism have been framed specifically in early modern Poland and its empire in the Atlantic world. To do this effectively, Balogun draws on archival resources – manuscripts, documents, and records – from Poland and other parts of Europe to theorize what he identifies as the three key manifestations of race and colonialism in Poland, namely Colonial global economy; Colonization; and Eugenics. These key manifestations allow me to recall discussions on race and colonialism from the margin to the centre in order to redirect them beyond the prevailing accounts of race and colonialism in the West. The talk excavates the veiled racialized and colonial structures within the Polish histories as a way of remapping the politics of race-making in Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Inclusive or Expansive Gender Language?: Comparing Experiences Within and Outside Social Media (online)


Gender is embedded deep in language, even in languages such as English which do not assign a gender to all the things it names. While it might not be the top priority of trans, intersex and gender diverse people, changing language matters if we are to be included in the situations it describes and manages. That even the smallest modifications to language usage attracts derision and anger points to the stubborn persistence of both linguistic and gendered norms, and their connection.
   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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Lecture | Where Does the Silk Road End?: Power, Recognition and the Aesthetics of Prestige


Scholars often define prestige as "reputation for power" and argue for its significance in the context of high-stakes negotiations, the dynamics of power transition, or (bi-polar) competition to attract allies and partners. It has been argued that for international relations prestige is "enormously important" - even more so than power itself. This is because "if your strength is recognized, you can generally achieve your aims without having to use it." But whereas some correctly conceptualize the power of prestige in driving desired outcomes, there is yet little attention to what exactly it means for strength to be "recognized," and who is doing the recognizing. This talk interrogates the links between prestige and recognition from the vantage point of the politics of aesthetics. Speaker Marina Jose Kaneti is Assistant Professor in International Affairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Book Discussion | Stay This Day and Night with Me: A Plot to Influence Google (online)


Belen Gopegui's book is the story of Olga, a retired mathematician, and Mateo, a college student passionate about robotics, and their plot to influence Google. After a chance encounter at the public library, two new friends begin to meet up regularly. Together they decide to submit an application for Google sponsorship to an elite technology-training program. Hoping to stand out, they frame their submission as a direct appeal to the "conscience" of the seemingly all-powerful corporation. Olga, a retired entrepreneur, and Mateo, a college student, find unexpected connection and solace in their conversations. Ideas and arguments open into personal stories as they debate the possibility of free will, the existence of merit, and the role of artificial intelligence. They ask the most basic and important of questions: What does it mean to be human in a reality shaped by data and surveillance? Is there still space for empathy and care? What could we be, what could we build, if we used our resources in different ways?
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Fantastical Interpretation of Baroque Music (In Person and Online)


Quartet known as the Belladonas (Barbara Weiss, harpsichord; Clea Galhano, recorders; Margaret Humphrey, violin; Rebecca Humphrey, cello; Laura Heimes, soprano) to perform an exploration of pulse through music and poetry. The group has a reputation for its fantastical interpretation of Baroque repertoire, informed by its collective experiences playing Latin, contemporary, rock, folk, and experimental jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Film | The Fabelmans (2022) Directed by Steven Spielberg


Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see The Greatest Show on Earth. Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother. Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen Steven Spielberg is an American film director, writer, and producer. A major figure of the New Hollywood era and pioneer of the modern blockbuster, he is the most commercially successful director of all time. He is the recipient of various accolades, including three Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and four Directors Guild of America Awards, as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2006, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Seven of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Early Modern Laments Across Reception and Performances


This event brings together modern literary scholars, classicists, musicologists and performers in order to assess the productive ways in which reception and performance inform one another. The keynote and the roundtable will focus on the lament as a long-lasting performative trope that, over the centuries, has triggered forms of artistic experimentation across poetry, music, and vocal expression. The panel will be followed by a musical program entitled Ariadne’s Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings. Organized by Prof. Eugenio Refini, Viva Voce is a series of events – conversations, talks, book discussions – that address the intersections of voice, performance and the mechanisms of reception. Featuring specialists from different fields, these interdisciplinary events aim to bridge across research, teaching, and public outreach. Keynote speaker: Wendy Heller, Princeton University Roundtable: Alessandro Barchiesi, NYU Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University Ida Caiazza, NYU Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, NYU Steinhardt Andres Locatelli, Theatro dei Cervelli Jessica G. Peritz, Yale University Jane Tylus, Yale University Elizabeth Weinfield, The Juilliard School Emily Wilbourne, CUNY Graduate Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach and More for Violin (In Person AND Online)


Cameron Chase, violin. Program Louis Josephson, Theseus' Ship Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Sonata for Solo Violin Misha Swersey, chase Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931), Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor "Ballade" Joy Redmond, Chrysalis J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Sonata No. 2 in D minor Ben Rieke, Decoupler
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | Internet Freedom in Russia: An Infrastructural Approach


Over the past decade, internet freedom in Russia has dramatically declined as a result of the state’s repressive policies and enhanced digital surveillance and censorship capacities. Yet, looking at the Russian state provides only a partial picture and risks obscuring the agency of various domestic and foreign (private) actors in shaping these processes. This talk shifts focus to the implementation and enforcement of restrictive Internet policies in Russia to examine how the actions of, among others, platform companies can enable, shape or constrain how these policies impact internet freedom. Speaker Dr. Mariëlle Wijermars is Assistant Professor in Cyber-Security and Politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:10 pm
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Poetry Reading | Village: Darkly Humorus Poetry


Poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will read from her forthcoming book. Part poetry collection, part soundscape, Village uses dark humor and keen observation to explore the roots of memory, grief, and estrangement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Japanese Perspectives: Eight Solo Exhibitions


Experience the transformative power of the exhibition, featuring eight talented Japanese artists. Five of the artists will be traveling from Japan. Each week, two artists will be showcased, offering a diverse and captivating experience of Japanese art, from traditional to contemporary. Immerse yourself in the exhibitions, and discover the beauty and creativity of Join us in this celebration of art and culture, and be inspired by the depth and diversity of Japanese art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Jonathan Ryan: Bad Lands


Sweeping plains interspersed with jagged, pyramidal slopes and silky bodies of water delineate the painterly topographies of Jonathan Ryan’s abstracted landscapes. Devoid of inhabitants, their rampant stillness and serenity conjure timelines rooted in a forsaken, archeological past while simultaneously being pulled into a hypothetical, distant future. Mankind’s ongoing project of mining and occupying terrains is indirectly referenced, as the product of industrialized processes – pulverized rocks, sand, and minerals – are cemented with oil paint onto the canvas substrate, portraying textural peaks and valleys that hearken to deposit mounds of quarries in addition to naturally occurring land formations. In Bad Lands, this tension between the earthly and artificially constructed compound within Ryan’s world-building, shaped by the metaphysical space of memories of moving through landscapes inasmuch as the tangible literalness of his materials. Seen over multiple works, the schematization of terra forms prescribes a cerebral map of a ritualized commute, its commuter knowing intuitively to make a left turn after the trapezoidal hill, and to hang a right following a pair of bowl-shaped craters. In a subtle nod to the 1989 video game Super Off Road, Ryan demarcates these meandering routes with brightly-hued barricades that approximate the closed loops of racetracks. As the viewer journeys alongside the artist, repetitious elements begin to take a backseat while experiential variables – the cast of a shadow on a particular hour of the day - allow one to re-discover rote paths anew.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Zoya Cherkassky: The Arrival of Foreign Professionals


A solo exhibition of new paintings by Ukraine-born, Israel-based artist Zoya Cherkassky. In her latest works, Cherkassky offers up vibrant figurative compositions to depict scenes of African diasporic communities in Europe, Israel, and the USSR from the 1930s to the present day. Based upon historical research and the artist’s own memories, these paintings examine cross cultural encounters from disparate times and locations. Cherkassky’s personal experiences as the wife of a Nigerian emigrant and mother of a mixed-race child simultaneously inform her perspective and complicate her relationship to the subjects she portrays. Aware of the challenges that come with presenting these works in America—a nation whose own history of African enslavement and white supremacy remains entrenched— Cherkassky aims to engage viewers in open conversation about the aftermath of failed colonial projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Caribbean 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. Instructor: Donnette McFarlane
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Feminism as a Politics of Articulation: bell hooks and the Trouble of Identities


Focusing on a historical and critical reading of bell hook’s work, the lecture will analyze the feminist problem of the interconnection of sex, race, and class incontemporary neoliberal society. hooks’ understanding of the ideological function of mass media highlights the link between representation and social reproduction, which is in turn critical to grasp the tension between politicization and commodification of identities. On this analytical basis, “the margin” emerges as an epistemic and political stance, which both allows to understand the polemical function of history and memory, and to regard feminism as a politics of articulation.   Speaker Paola Rudan is Associate Professor in History of Political Thought at the Department of History, University of Bologna.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Fresh Prints Workshop


A one-of-a-kind New York experience. This monthly open house will feature a breadth of printing equipment that you will be invited to use. You’ll get to see how the designers at Bowne lock up limited edition designs that will showcase some of the more eccentric parts from the Seaport Museum’s printing and graphic arts collection.  Established in 1775, this letterpress print shop is the city’s oldest operating business under the same name. Today, the shop continues the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Writing Against the War


A talk with Mikhail Shishkin. Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky. Mikhail Shishkin is a prominent author of fiction and essays. His work has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Russian Booker, the National Bestseller Prize, the Big Book Prize, and, most recently, the Italian Strega Prize. He is a longstanding and outspoken critic of the Putin regime, whose essays have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, and elsewhere. Since 1995, he has lived and worked in Switzerland. Nowadays, he is among intellectuals globally representing Russian culture alternative to nationalism and war. When asked about the subject of his lecture, he defined it as follows: “It hurts to be Russian. My language, the language of Pushkin and Tolstoy, Tsvetaeva and Brodsky has become the language of war criminals and murderers. My country, blessed with stunning nature and wonderful culture, keeps turning into a monster that devours its own and other countries’ children — why? The aim of Russia’s “special military operation” is to destroy democratic Ukraine. The result will be the destruction of Putin’s Russia. But what then? Is Putin the disease or just a symptom? Does the way to Bucha lead through Russian literature? What can a writer do?”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Ariadne's Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings


The voice of Ariadne lamenting on the shore of Naxos has been an obsessive presence in poetry and music since classical antiquity. Ariadne’s Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings retells the story of the abandoned heroine through a selection of poetry and vocal music from the Baroque age, including works by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, Giacomo Carissimi, and Marco Marazzoli. The program draws on research conducted by Prof. Eugenio Refini and is curated in collaboration with Prof. Davide Daolmi and M° Andrés Locatelli.   Reading and performance by: Eugenio Refini, NYU and Theatro dei Cervelli: Roberta Mameli, soprano Julio Caballero Pérez, harpsichord Hermann Schreiner, cello Andrés Locatelli, musical direction and recorder Followed by Q&A
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lecture | “There’s No Data Like More Data:” Automatic Speech Recognition and Algorithmic Culture (online)


A conversation with Xiaochang Li on the topic automatic speech recognition and algorithmic culture. Xiaochang Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Her research examines questions surrounding the relationship between information technology and knowledge production and its role in the organization of social life. Her current book project explores the history of automatic speech recognition and natural language processing and how the problem of mapping communication to computation shaped the rise of big data, machine learning, and related forms of algorithmic practice. She received her PhD from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Read and Discuss Their Work


Readings by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin, and a conversation with Claudia Rankine, followed by a reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | In Search of a Beautiful Freedom: New and Selected Essays


In Search of a Beautiful Freedom brings together the best work from Farah Jasmine Griffin’s rich forays on music, Black feminism, literature, the crises of Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19, and the Black artists she esteems. She moves from evoking the haunting strength of Odetta and the rise of soprano popular singers in the 1970s to the forging of a Black women’s literary renaissance and the politics of Malcolm X through the lens of Black feminism. She reflects on pivotal moments in recent American history—including the banning of Toni Morrison’s Beloved—and celebrates the intellectuals, artists, and personal relationships that have shaped her identity and her work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Josep (2020): Animated Film from France


A dying gendarme remembers his encounter with Catalan artist Josep Bartolí in a French concentration camp after the Spanish Civil War. Director: Aurel Stars: Sergi López, Emmanuel Vottero, Xavier Serrano 71 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | Jazz and Respectability, Unlearning the Limitations through Black Feminism


Historically, politics of respectability were analyzed in relation to racial uplift; but how does this respectability influence artists? This panel will reflect on how respectability politics impact musicians and how a rich tradition of Black feminist ideas might reimagine these limitations. The conversation will also be a vehicle for a larger conversation around gender, race, and jazz. This panel will lead by Emily Springer and feature Dr. Naomi Extra, Drummer and Educator Jerome Jennings, and Bassist Liany Mateo. The evening will live musical performance by Jennings, Mateo, and pianist Alexis Lombre.  Tags
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Contemporary Jazz with a Rising South African Saxophonist


30-year-old saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane stands as an outstanding voice among the rising generation of South African musicians--along with his collaborators Nduduzo Makhathini, Thandiswa Mazwai, and the late Sibongile Khumalo--who are changing the sound of contemporary jazz. Sikhakhane's latest album, 2022's Isambulo ("Revelation" in Zulu) finds the composer exploring the sonic histories of modern music filtered through the prism of transatlantic movement from across the African diaspora. Isambulo presents a full and mature expression of Sikhakhane's talent and growing chops as a bandleader.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Workshop | Zumbra Workout (online)


Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Instructor: Ashley Thompson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Handel, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and More for Piano (In Person AND Online)


Eden Chen, piano. Program Handel (1685-1759), Suite in B-flat Major, HWV 440 Chen Yi (1953-present), Ji-Dong-Nuo Ravel (1875-1937), Le Tombeau de Couperin Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Visions Fugitives, Op. 22 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Dreams, Op. 38 No. 5 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Where Beauty Dwells, Op. 21 No. 7 Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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