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58 free events take place on Tuesday, April 18 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 18 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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58 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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free events nyc Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Directed by John Hughes, with Steve Martin and John Candy
free events nyc Poetry Discussion Circle: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop through Poetry
free events nyc Masterclass with New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey
free events nyc And the Worlds That Surround (2022): The Lesser Seen New York City, with Live Score
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Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Located in the heart of Midtown, the park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Spring Birding Tour

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 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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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Workshops, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Cardio Dance

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Adult Zumba

Book Discussion | Life Worlds of Middle Eastern Oil: Histories and Ethnographies of Black Gold


How did oil's demiurgic powers mould the social and cultural life of the Middle East in the twentieth century as the largest petroleum producing region in the world? Starting from a discussion of the main themes that inspired the recent volume edited by the speaker with Mandana Limbert, this lecture focuses on some of the visible/invisible manifestation of petroleum in the Arab World in the 1950s and 1960s, and on oil's power to mediate the social and cultural life of the region. Taking a visual approach, this talk explores how the oil industry created new national and social imaginaries, and visual and artistic practice through the production and circulation of propaganda materials for local audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Life Worlds of Middle Eastern Oil: Histories and Ethnographies of Black Gold

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
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour

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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Workshops, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Juggling in the Park

Park Walk | Wildlife Outing


Birding experts lead an exploration of the park. Discover why it is on the New York State’s Birding Trail. Guides will help participants spot birds, their food sources, and other wildlife in the park, so they invite you to bring your own binoculars.
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Park Walks, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Wildlife Outing

Lecture | Women and Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto (online)


The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was one of the most famous acts of Jewish rebellion during the Holocaust. What was daily life like for women in the ghetto? What forms did their resistance take, and how did it reinforce or challenge gender roles? How are historians and activists today broadening our understanding of this critical moment in history? The Jewish Women’s Archive and POLIN Museum lead a course focusing on women’s lives and resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. First of five sessions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Women and Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto (online)

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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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Hungarian Music for Organ and Harpsichord


Bálint Karosi, organ and harpischord.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Hungarian Music for Organ and Harpsichord

Lecture | Turkey in 2023: Elections, Earthquakes,and Quest for a New Direction


As the Turkish electorate prepares to go to the polls to elect a new president and a new parliament, what is at stake is nothing less than the direction the Turkish Republic will take at its centennial. The discrepancy between a vibrant, modern and imaginative society and a hollowed-out state and its institutions was put on display during the catastrophic earthquake of February 6. The elections will determine the country's direction in its economic management, political system, and strategic identity. The future of Turkey's politics along a secular democratic path is at stake just when its strategic importance for the Atlantic alliance is being redefined in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Speaker Soli Özel holds a BA in Economics from Benningon College (1981) and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-1983).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Turkey in 2023: Elections, Earthquakes,and Quest for a New Direction

Film | Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Directed by John Hughes, with Steve Martin and John Candy


John Candy & Steve Martin play odd couple strangers on a madcap road trip in this 1987 screwball comedy. Director: John Hughes Cast: Steve Martin and John Candy John Hughes was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and sometimes directed some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s, such as National Lampoon's Vacation; Mr. Mom; Sixteen Candles; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Pretty in Pink; Some Kind of Wonderful; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; She's Having a Baby; The Great Outdoors; Uncle Buck; Home Alone; Dutch; Beethoven (co-written under the pseudonym Edmond Dantes); Dennis the Menace; and Baby's Day Out. Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He has won five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2013. Additionally, he was nominated for two Tony Awards for his musical Bright Star in 2016. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Martin has starred in such films as The Jerk (1979), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983), All of Me (1984), ?Three Amigos! (1986), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), L.A. Story (1991), Bowfinger (1999), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). He played family patriarches in Parenthood (1989), the Father of the Bride films (1991-1995), and the Cheaper by the Dozen films (2003-2005). John Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy grew to prominence with his roles in comedic films in the 1980s such as Stripes; Splash; Little Shop of Horrors; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Spaceballs; The Great Outdoors; Uncle Buck; and Cool Runnings. He was also known for his supporting roles in The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Home Alone, and had dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Directed by John Hughes, with Steve Martin and John Candy

Classical Music | An Afternoon of Pipes (In Person and Online)


Aletheia Teague, pipes, at an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, An Afternoon of Pipes (In Person and Online)

Talk | Fitting In Without Selling Out: Two Stories About Two Stories (online)


A talk by David Lieberman joined the faculty in 2017 following a career in journalism in which he investigated and chronicled the rise of the internet, and changes in TV, movies, music, publishing, and video games for national publications including Deadline.com, USAToday, TV Guide, and BusinessWeek. Earlier in his career he covered business and the economy for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He also won awards for his work as an editorial writer at The Hartford Courant and his investigative reports at The Hartford Advocate, a nationally recognized alternative weekly.
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Spots (online)


Poet Imani Elizabeth Jackson reads new work and respond to an episode of Poetry Spots.
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Poetry Readings, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Poetry Spots (online)

Lecture | Omar and Fatima’s Well of Love: The Evolution of a ‘Turkish’ Slovak Folktale (in-person and online)


The Ottoman invasions of the early modern period are among the historical events that have been most often portrayed in Central European folk traditions and literature. A unique example is the legendary “well of love” at Trenčín Castle in western Slovakia, supposedly dug by the Turkish Omar in order to free his beloved Fatima, held in captivity by the Hungarian count Stephen Zápolya, who ruled Trenčín in the 1490s. Despite its “historical” setting, this story was first published in German in the early nineteenth century by Hungarian nobleman Alois Freiherrn von Mednyánszky (who may have created the legend himself).  Introduced to English readers by the traveler John Paget only a decade later, the tale entered Slovak literature almost simultaneously with the codification of the modern Slovak literary language by Ľudovíť Štúr, whose brother Karol wrote the verse adaptation (still in Czech) “A Monument to Love” in 1844, followed by their friend Mikuláš Dohnány’s poetic version “The Well of Trenčín” in 1846.  Although the story’s events and characters (other than Zápolya) are fictional, and historians agree that the well was dug by sixteenth-century Austrian soldiers rather than a noble Turk, it remains today the most popular tourist attraction in Trenčín and one of the most enduring love stories in Slovak culture. This paper will analyze the textual reproduction of this legend in relation to shifting definitions of national identity in the nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire. Speaker Charles Sabatos is a professor at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, where he lectures on Slavic, American, and comparative literature. 
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Lectures, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Omar and Fatima&rsquo;s Well of Love: The Evolution of a &lsquo;Turkish&rsquo; Slovak Folktale (in-person and online)

Book Discussion | Irish Women's Prison Writing: Mother Ireland’s Rebels, 1960s–2010s


This book explores 50 years of Irish women’s prison writing from the 1960s to the 2010s. It connects the work of women leaders and writers in the Six Counties of Ireland, especially during the Troubles. It analyzes political communiqués/ petitions, news coverage, prison files, personal letters, poetry and short prose, and memoirs. It highlights the personal correspondence, auto/biographical narratives, and poetry of the following key women: Bernadette McAliskey, Eileen Hickey, Mairéad Farrell, Síle Darragh, Ella O’Dwyer, Martina Anderson, Dolours Price, Marian McGlinchey, Ann and Eileen Gillespie, Roseleen Walsh, and Margaretta D’Arcy. It also includes interviews. This project builds on different fields and discourses to reimagine gender and genre as central to an interdisciplinary and intersectional prison archive. It repositions Irish women and their work in order to accurately archive social movements for civil rights and cultural productions about them – and this tradition is relevant even now during this moment of transatlantic solidarity with #MeToo and the Black Lives Matter Movement, including in Ireland, post-Easter Rising Centennial, as part of the big conversations happening now around the impacts of political repression and state attacks on social justice advocates and the harms of the carceral state.
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Irish Women's Prison Writing: Mother Ireland&rsquo;s Rebels, 1960s&ndash;2010s

Book Club | Poetry Discussion Circle: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop through Poetry


Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. This meeting will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop through poetry, inspired by this rich cultural and artistic movement. Reading selections below will also be provided at the event: "Self Portrait as Kendrick Lamar, Laughing to the Bank" - Ashanti Anderson - June 2020 "Badu Interviews Lamar" - Camoghne Felix - April 2015 "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever: Father of the Year" - Douglas Kearney - December 2013 "a remix for remembrance" by Kristiana Rae Colon - April 2015 Readings are selected from Poetry Magazine and Poetry Foundation. Please note that contemporary poetry deals frankly with contemporary issues and all works discussed are artistic expressions selected for an adult audience.
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2:30 pm
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Book Clubs, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Poetry Discussion Circle: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop through Poetry

Book Discussion | City of Dreams: Sweeping Family Saga (online)


Don Winslow's newest sweeping saga of family, love, revenge, survival and the fierce reality behind the dream.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Paradise Highway (2022) with Morgan Freeman


To save her brother's life from a dangerous prison gang, Sally must smuggle a mysterious cargo package in her truck. When the FBI starts following Sally, she finds out she's transporting a teenage girl. What ensues is a suspenseful journey that challenges Sally's moral compass. Director: Anna Gutto Cast: Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Cameron Monaghan, Juliette Binoche, Christiane Seidel Morgan Freeman is an American actor, director, and narrator. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor in 2008, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2011, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2012, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Paradise Highway (2022) with Morgan Freeman

Classical Music | Works by Schubert and More for Violin


Clara Neubauer, violin. Program Schubert (1797-1828), Violin Sonata in A Major "Grand Duo" Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
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Talk | From Farm Shares to Jazz Shares


A Talk and presentation by Jason Robinson. Using a shareholder model common in the Community Supported Agriculture movement, Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares is a thriving unconventional non-profit arts organization in western Massachusetts that presents concerts in towns and cities along the Connecticut River. Jazz Shares flourishes at an intersection of community organizing, established and emerging food and arts sustainability practices, jazz and African American musical histories specific to the area, and institutional and institution-independent arts presenters that create and nurture musical communities while sidestepping many of the dynamics of commercial arts culture. Since 2011, Jazz Shares has presented an annual season of ten or more concerts at community arts spaces and music schools, churches, and music venues, featuring early career and established national and international touring jazz groups, whose musical approaches often privilege experimentalism within jazz. Jazz Shares models innovative community-based arts presenting, nurtures musicians and audiences, and encourages artistic experimentation and listener inquisitiveness. In time, the success of Jazz Shares will surely inspire other innovative local arts presenting models.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, From Farm Shares to Jazz Shares

Master Class | Masterclass with New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey


Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He has since appeared as soloist almost every season. Brey has also appeared as soloist with virtually all the major orchestras in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Masterclass with New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey

Discussion | Academic Freedom in Russia?: The Impact of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (in-person and online)


A panel discussion with Evgeny Roshchin and Kasia Kaczmarska. Moderated by Anton Shirikov. In the past twenty years, despite Russia’s slide toward authoritarianism, a strong and growing community of social scientists emerged in the country. However, in recent years, more and more scholars were forced out of their jobs or faced persecution from the state, and after Russia started its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, we saw an exodus of leading researchers. The panel will discuss the implications of the governmental pressures on Russian academia, to what extent academic freedom still exists in Russia, the challenges that Russian scientists face in their research, and the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on the prospects of Russia’s scientific community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Academic Freedom in Russia?: The Impact of Russia&rsquo;s Invasion of Ukraine (in-person and online)

Film | Women Talking (2022): drama


The women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. The women come together to figure out how they might move forward together to build a better world for themselves and their children. Stay and fight, or leave. They will not do nothing. Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Rooney Mara
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Films, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Women Talking (2022): drama

Workshop | Board Games Social


A wider selection of board games to the Games Cart at the weekly Board Games Socials, with games like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Not sure what to play? Games Hosts can help you find the perfect game and match up players.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Crisis City: Fear and Hope in the Recent History of New York


A lecture by Dr. Kim Phillips-Fein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Dance on Film: One & One Other (online thru Apr 24)


In a bizarre play between reality and absurdist fantasy, One & One Other is a dance film offering a window into the secret world that exists on the fringes of our late-night consciousness. At the heart of the film is the mind’s ability to transport us away from the mundane, habitual rhythm of life into the incongruous realm of our imagination; a place that oscillates between the fantastic and the harrowing. One & One Other is Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Emilie Leriche’s fifth collaboration together, driven by a shared ambition to push the boundaries of film and dance and uncover how the two media might meet, intersect, and disrupt each other.
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Workshop | Creating Art with Recycled Materials


Celebrated artist Momar Seck takes you through the process of giving objects a new life by creating art with recycled materials.
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Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Piazzolla, and More for Harp


Tiffany Wong, harp. Program Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Sonata for Harp J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Fugue in D minor, BWV 539 Piazzolla (1921-1992), Histoire du Tango Wilhelm Posse (1852-1925), Carnival of Venice
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Works by J.S. Bach, Piazzolla, and More for Harp

Discussion | Infrastructure for Climate Resilience


George Deodatis addresses the threat posed by the combination of sea level rise and storm-induced flooding to interdependent infrastructure, including its above- and below-ground components. The ultimate objective is to establish optimal adaptation/mitigation strategies within a prescribed budget. Strategies in this context include, but are not restricted to, building sea-walls or other artificial and natural protective mechanisms, as well as strategic retreat. Thaddeus Pawlowski will then delve into the crucial topic of climate adaptation in New York City, where he'll share invaluable insights learned from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy on housing displacement and neighborhood recovery. He will explore why addressing the climate crisis is not just a matter of environmental concern, but also an urgent call to redesign urban systems that perpetuate social vulnerability, and pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable future.
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Infrastructure for Climate Resilience

Opening Reception | Cornelia Thomsen: The Golden Ratio Series


An exhibition of a new body of work by the accomplished visual artist Cornelia Thomsen. Her latest series and the exhibition consists of 8 aquatints in the primary colors red, blue, yellow, as well as black and white. These splendid prints reflect beautifully on the mathematical principles of the golden ratio and are a continuation of Cornelia Thomsen’s focus on the linear depiction of the golden ratio in her celebrated Stripes paintings.The exhibition opening will include a conversation between Cornelia Thomsen and Juliane Camfield.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Cornelia Thomsen: The Golden Ratio Series

Book Discussion | Morgenthau by Andrew Meier (In Person AND Online)


The Morgenthau family has been called “the closest we’ve got to royalty in New York City.” With exclusive access to family archives, award-winning journalist and biographer Andrew Meier vividly chronicles how they amassed a fortune in Manhattan real estate, advised presidents, advanced the New Deal, exposed the Armenian genocide, rescued victims of the Holocaust, waged war in the Mediterranean and Pacific, and built a dynasty on a foundation of private wealth. From FDR’s highly consequential treasury secretary, Henry Jr., to New York’s “DA for life,” Robert, Morgenthau unearths the never-before-told story of unprecedented power and wealth in one American family. Free tickets required.
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Morgenthau by Andrew Meier (In Person AND Online)

Film | Playing Frisbee in North Korea (2018): Puppets and Citizens


A look at ordinary people in North Korea. Are they puppets of their totalitarian government or just everyday people trying to live their lives? Maybe, a little bit of both. Director: Savanna Washington 86 min.  
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Films, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Playing Frisbee in North Korea (2018): Puppets and Citizens

Opening Reception | Rear View: Group Show


A transhistorical selection of over sixty paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs that explore representation of the human figure as seen from behind—an enduring, wide-ranging paradigm that has exerted potent influence upon modern and contemporary artists. In addition to rare twentieth-century masterworks by Félix Vallotton, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Paul Cadmus, Aristide Maillol, and others,
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Rear View: Group Show

Opening Reception | Tamo Jugeli: ...lightly


An exhibition of new paintings by Georgian artist Tamo Jugeli. As a self-taught artist, Jugeli is utterly self-possessed, resisting allusion. Jugeli has created an idiom all her own—one that pushes beyond symbols and narrative to carve out her own sense of self in space. Her compositions are lyrical, figures are fortuitous, never preconceived. Her work is at once immediately recognizable yet totally inscrutable. Forgoing themes, Jugeli commits herself to a practice driven by instinct. Jugeli aligns herself with wrist and body painters, oscillating between large and small scale paintings, figuration and abstraction. The show consists of 12 paintings, some on board, some on canvas, each one an exploration of color and form that Jugeli creates without preparatory work.
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Tamo Jugeli: ...lightly

Gallery Talk | Aetist Talk: In the Gloaming (online)


Darren Waterston is joined by Xavier Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick Collection, for a discussion about Waterson's new work currently on view in his exhibition Darren Waterston: In the Gloaming.  
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Discussion | An Exploration of Trends in Cuban Music (in-person and online)


CHRISTOPHER WASHBURNE is a Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Columbia University and the Founder of Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. BENJAMIN LAPIDUS is a Professor of Music at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center of the City of New York (CUNY).
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, An Exploration of Trends in Cuban Music (in-person and online)

Lecture | Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms


This talk rehearses core arguments from my recent book, Aging Moderns: Art, Literature, and the Experiment of Later Life. Canvassing artists, performers, and writers such as Mabel Hampton, Indra B. Tamang, and Tillie Olsen, the research illuminates how old age informed experimental aesthetics across the American century. Speaker Scott Herring is Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Experimental Aging and U.S. Modernisms

Discussion | Extreme Weather and Urban Mobility


Extreme weather events, from blizzards to hurricanes, are presenting massive challenges to the U.S. transportation system on an increasingly frequent basis. This is a panel discussion on this topic. Learn what cities are doing to build resilient infrastructure, ensure residents’ health and safety, and quickly recover the flow of people and goods. With: Carlos Cruz-Casas, Chief Innovation Officer, Department of Transportation & Public Works, City of Miami Melinda Hanson, Founder, Brightside Kaan Ozbay, Director, C2SMART, Tandon School of Engineering Ryan Russo, Principal, Together Projects Sarah M. Kaufman (moderator), Interim Executive Director, Rudin Center for Transportation
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Extreme Weather and Urban Mobility

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Classical Music | Works by Debussy and More for Violin (In Person AND Online)


Anna Wei, violin. Program Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), Sonata No. 4 John Corigliano (1938-present), The Red Violin Caprices Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata in G minor, L. 140
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Works by Debussy and More for Violin (In Person AND Online)

Lecture | The Katyń Massacre: On the 80th Anniversary of the Exhumations (in-person and online)


A lecture by Krystyna Piorkowska. Moderated by Christopher Caes. Piórkowska is a graduate of CCNY and Columbia and received a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship grant for contemporary literature studies in Warsaw with Prof. Artur Sandauer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Lectures, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, The Katyń Massacre: On the 80th Anniversary of the Exhumations (in-person and online)

Film | And the Worlds That Surround (2022): The Lesser Seen New York City, with Live Score


For American architect and filmmaker Eric Franklin Romeo, better understanding the nuances of the environments that surround us has always served as a primer to designing within it. Over the last five years he has been observing the forgotten and underestimated areas of New York City through the moving lens of film. His new documentary combines these striking visuals with experimental sound design, compelling interviews and captivating musical compositions to create a journey into a world within the world's greatest city, while highlighting the impact that this urban development has had on the natural environment. Featuring a live performance of American composer Fritz Myers's visceral score featuring cellist Evelyn Wadkins and violinist Andie Tanning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, And the Worlds That Surround (2022): The Lesser Seen New York City, with Live Score

Book Discussion | Rachael's Good Eats: Easy, Laid-Back, Nutrient-Rich Recipes


Rachael DeVaux, an Instagram health, fitness, and food influencer with over half a million followers, offers this beautiful, accessible four-color cookbook with over 100 recipes in every category from breakfasts, soups and hearty salads, to cozy comfort mains and all kinds of desserts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Rachael's Good Eats: Easy, Laid-Back, Nutrient-Rich Recipes

Talk | Local Honey: Cooking Demonstration and Talk


A cooking demonstration and talk on the wonders of locally sourced honey. A chef-instructor from the Institute of Culinary Education will offer a small taste and share tips on how to incorporate this natural sweetener into everyday meals. A sample jar of BPC Honey will be given to participants to try out at home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Local Honey: Cooking Demonstration and Talk

Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Flowers and Their Meanings: The Secret Language and History of Over 600 Blooms


Uncover the secret meanings behind your bouquets and floral arrangements with Karen Azoulay's stunningly illustrated exploration of the Victorian language of flowers, including the multicultural history, rituals, and mythology behind over 600 flowers, herbs, and trees. In the Victorian language of flowers, hundreds of blooms were ascribed specific meanings based on folklore, science, and ancient history. Page through this botanical encyclopedia to learn each flower's Victorian meaning (ranunculus, for example, boldly states, "I am dazzled by your charms," while marigold represents despair), common names, and cultural history. There is also an index of the flowers grouped by theme, should you want to challenge your local florist to create a coded message for a loved one.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Flowers and Their Meanings: The Secret Language and History of Over 600 Blooms

Discussion | Assessing the Intersection of Economic Sovereignty, Development, and Reparations


This event is part of a eries, which will bring leading thinkers, changemakers, policymakers, journalists, and activists to the New School to present their perspectives and explores the intersections of race, social stratification, and political economy to inspire economic and racial justice.  
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Assessing the Intersection of Economic Sovereignty, Development, and Reparations

Talk | Ralph Ellison and The Blues Devils: An Oklahoma Story


There are many intersections between Ellison's fiction and non-fiction work, none more fascinating than those that relate to music, and specifically, jazz. Dr. Steven Lewis, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will present combination of readings and music that will underline the swinging nature of Ellison's discovery of the blues and how itmanifested itself in his prose. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | What Makes Me So Black and Blur(e), After Armstrong, Ellington, Moten, Tate, and Waller (online)


To celebrate the exhibition Projects: Ming Smith, Erica N. Cardwell will moderate a panel with Gabrielle Civil, Kenturah Davis, and Shala Miller. These interdisciplinary artists will discuss the work of Smith in relation to the topics of optics and opticality, the blur, light and shadow, and (in)visibility. Each artist will select a photograph from the exhibition as an exploration into their practice, responding to the photograph with a visual, sonic, or poetic offering. The panelists highlight the hybridity of Smith’s practice, which often explores the role of music, dance, and writing.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, What Makes Me So Black and Blur(e), After Armstrong, Ellington, Moten, Tate, and Waller (online)

Classical Music | Spring Romance Concert: Mozart, Dvorak and Berens (online)


Phoenix Chamber Ensemble pianists Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky and guest artists Ellen Braslavsky on piano, Michael Katz on cello, and Anna Elashvili on violin, gather for Mozart’s Piano Trio in C Major, K.548; Dvorak’s Four Romantic Pieces Op.75 for violin and piano; Berens’ Gesellschafts Quartet in F Major, Op. 80 for violin, cello and piano 4 hands; Berens’ Gesellschafts Quartet in A minor, Op. 72 for violin, cello and piano 4 hands; and Berens’ Gesellschafts Quartet Op. 72 for violin, cello and piano 4 hands.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Spring Romance Concert: Mozart, Dvorak and Berens (online)

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Head to the park for a walk 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 to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided. Starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Stargazing in the City

Book Discussion | Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night


Jerry Saltz, the Pulitzer-winning art critic at New York magazine, is one of our most-watched writers about art and artists. Since the 1990s he has been an indispensable cultural voice: witty and provocative, he has attracted contemporary readers to fine art as few critics have. A frequent guest lecturer at major universities and museums, he has spoken or taught at Harvard, MOMA, the Guggenheim, Yale, and RISD. Now, in this special NAC event, he speaks with Artnet’s Andrew Goldstein about his newest book, which draws on two decades of his work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art. In Art Is Life, Saltz includes eye-opening appraisals of trailblazers like Kara Walker, David Wojnarowicz, Hilma af Klint, and Jasper Johns--and offers surprising takes on figures from Thomas Kinkade to Kim Kardashian. And he shares stories of his own haunted childhood, his time as a “failed artist,” and his epiphanies upon beholding work by Botticelli, Delacroix, and the cave painters of Niaux. With his signature blend of candor and conviction, he argues for the importance of the fearless artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night

Classical Music | Flute Recital (In Person AND Online)


Program Robert Muczynski (1929-2010), Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 14 Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933), Sinfonische Kanzone, Op.114 for Flute and Piano Pierre Sancan (1916-2008), Sonatine for Flute and Piano Henri Büsser (1872-1973), Prelude and Scherzo Op. 35 for Flute and Piano Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937), Suite for Flute and Piano Op. 34 Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832), Introduction and Rondo (Le Colporteur), Op. 98 Paul Taffanel (1844-1908), Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino Franz Doppler (1821-1883), Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Flute Recital (In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach and More for Viola


Mikel Rollet, viola. Program Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801), Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Viola Sonata, GP 251 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Violin Partita No. 2 in G minor (originally in D minor)
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Works by J.S. Bach and More for Viola

Classical Music | Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Concert


Tammy Huynh, conductor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2023, 04/18/2023, Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Concert
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