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42 free events take place on Wednesday, 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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42 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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free events nyc Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers
free events nyc Tour of New York City Hall
free events nyc Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962
free events nyc Martha Graham: Continuing the Legacy by Dancing
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Workshop | Boot Camp Workout


An early-morning core body Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives welcome.
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Workshops, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Boot Camp Workout

Discussion | Curatorial Roundtable (online)


A talk with Anca Rujoiu, a curator and editor with more than fifteen years of experience working in contemporary art in Western and Eastern Europe as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Curatorial Roundtable (online)

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 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Park Walks, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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.
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Discussion | Wild Animals in Urban Spaces (in-person and online)


Cities are often thought of as distinctly human environments. Yet, a wide variety of wild animals continue to make their homes in and around dense urban areas. Experts increasingly accept that human, animal, and environmental health are intrinsically linked. In this vein, cities have the opportunity to consider how they can adapt their built infrastructure to promote the wellbeing of the human as well as nonhuman residents that share these spaces.  This panel will bring together experts in local policy, building sustainability, and wild animal welfare to discuss how cities and other local actors can shape their policies for land use and the built environment to better promote the welfare of wild animals. As part of the discussion, researchers will present findings from a newly-released report that identifies promising policy options for cities to consider, ranging from bird-friendly building materials to green infrastructure design and prohibitions on gas leaf blowers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Wild Animals in Urban Spaces (in-person and online)

Discussion | Bruno Schulz: An Artist, a Murder, and the Hijacking of History (online)


Benjamin Balint, author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning book, and Georgetown University professor Ori Z Soltes in conversation. Bruno Schulz is renowned as a master of twentieth-century imaginative fiction. Isaac Bashevis Singer called him “one of the most remarkable writers who ever lived.” But Schulz was also an exceptionally talented graphic artist whose masochistic drawings would catch the eye of a sadistic Nazi officer. Schulz’s art became the currency in which he bought life. Drawing on extensive new reporting and archival research, Benjamin Balint chases the inventive murals Schulz painted on the walls of an SS villa—the last traces of his vanished world—into multiple dimensions of the artist’s life and afterlife. Sixty years after Schulz was murdered, those murals were miraculously rediscovered, only to be secretly smuggled by Israeli agents to Jerusalem. The ensuing international furor summoned broader perplexities, including about who has the right to curate orphaned artworks and to construe their meanings.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Bruno Schulz: An Artist, a Murder, and the Hijacking of History (online)

Book Discussion | Gleaning for Communism: The Soviet Socialist Household in Theory and Practice


Xenia Cherkaev's book is a historical ethnography of the institution of “socialist property.” It tells a radically new story of how the Soviet system functioned and why it failed. Mediating between today’s popular narratives of “Soviet times” and the ownership categories of Soviet civil law, this book shows the Soviet Union as an explicitly illiberal modern project, reliant in theory and fact on collectivist ethics. Its narrative begins in the 2010s, with former Leningrad residents’ stories of gleaning industrial scrap from worksites. Placing these stories in conversation with Soviet legal theories of property and with economic, political and social history, the book shows the Soviet Union as a “socialist household economy,” whose members were guaranteed “personal” rights to a commons of socialist property rather than private possessions. Tracing the development of such “personal” rights though three historically significant turns – during the 1930s, 1960s and 1980s – it shows how the Soviet project unfolded in dialogue with contemporaneous neoliberal thought in one overarching debate about the possibility of a collectivist modern life.
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Book Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Gleaning for Communism: The Soviet Socialist Household in Theory and Practice

Discussion | Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias and the Fight Against Forced Sterilization (online)


Archivist Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez and Professor Felicia Kornbluh in a compelling exploration of the life and legacy of Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias, a pioneering advocate for women's health and reproductive justice.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias and the Fight Against Forced Sterilization (online)

Talk | Jewish Women’s Marriage Customs (online)


Rav Yehuda, as recorded in the Talmud, taught that 40 days before a male child is conceived, a divine voice reveals the identity of the woman he will marry—a literal match made in heaven. These holy unions are fundamental to the stories of Biblical heroines like Sarah, Rebecca, Esther, Ruth, Rahab, and Zipporah. Beyond functioning as the cultural basis of human companionship, these marriages often served as the bedrock of the Jewish community’s resilience and continuity. Marriage has remained a cornerstone of Jewish culture, with the wedding ceremony standing as a pinnacle moment in Jewish life. An array of wedding customs honor pivotal events and teachings that have shaped Judaism and Jewish history: many important traditions are reserved for women specifically. Join the Museum for an inside look at Jewish women’s marriage customs through objects in our Permanent Collection, in a lecture led by Chaskel Tydor Curatorial Intern Allison Ruman, followed by a conversation with Consulting Historian and Curator, Professor Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Jewish Women&rsquo;s Marriage Customs (online)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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.
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Tours, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Tour of New York City Hall

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.
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Concerts, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Jazz | Jazz Improv Ensembles


All instrumental students at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music participate in small-group improvisation ensembles to foster individual musical creativity. Start Times: 1pm, 1:30pm
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Concerts, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Jazz Improv Ensembles

Master Class | Violin Master Class


Violin Master Class with Peter Schuhmayer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Wednesdays at One: Vocal Arts


Artists share their talents with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts throughout the season.
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Film | Oscar Winner Dead Poets Society (1989) with Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke


A new English teacher, John Keating, is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry, Todd Anderson, and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day. Director: Peter Weir Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, five Grammy Awards, and more. Ethan Hawke is an American actor, author and film director. He made his film debut in Explorers (1985), before making a breakthrough performance in Dead Poets Society (1989). Hawke received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Training Day (2001) and Boyhood (2014) and two for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013).
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Films, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Oscar Winner Dead Poets Society (1989) with Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke

Gallery Talk | Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood: Exhibition Tour


Nature meets technology where we live and work. The exhibition introduces Mass Timber to the general public through architectural models, material samples, videos, and drawings that present some of the most interesting, innovative, and beautiful examples of buildings conceived in this new system of design and construction. World Architects finds our exhibition "timely and impactful" and Architectural Record calls the show "an essential overview of the still-emerging construction system and its possibilities." The Museum's director and curator, Carol Willis, will offer a tour of the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood: Exhibition Tour

Book Discussion | You'd Look Better as a Ghost: A Comic Thriller (online)


Joanna Wallace's comic thriller follows the trials and tribulations of Claire, a part-time serial killer, who is keen to keep her favorite hobby a secret—despite the efforts of a determined blackmailer.
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Book Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, You'd Look Better as a Ghost: A Comic Thriller (online)

Workshop | Shooting the Solar Eclipse for Beginners (online)


When photographing an event like a solar eclipse, preparation is everything. Russell Graves will go over all the basics you need to make sure you’re ready to not only enjoy this rare event, but have the pictures to go with the experience.
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Opening Reception | Blossom: Group Show


Artists featured in this exhibition are:  Yuran Lee, Younghee K. Chung, SunYoung WonLee, Claire W. Kang AIFD, Minja Shinkim, Miran Kim, Won Hee Min, Jenny Kim, Grace Yeonsook Ji, Hyun joo Cho, Sung Hae Kim, Hyunju Min, Misoo Kim, Hongmi Kim Hoog, Haera Han, Helen Draves, Young Hoe Yang, Jeong Julia Lee, Min Kim, Yoo Rang Shon, Soo Yun
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Opening Receptions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Blossom: Group Show

Opening Reception | An Exhibit Dedicated to Greenwich Village


Come celebrate the opening of Lily Annabelle's third public exhibition by attending this special reception. Join an evening of art in celebration of the debut of Lily's latest curation dedicated to the Village. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the artist herself and enjoy a night filled with creativity and inspiration. Lily Annabelle is a West Village-based illustrator, with her works proudly treasured by over 60 famed New York establishments. Currently, Lily is preparing to publish her first illustrated book with a unique focus on architectural and cultural preservation in New York City. 
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Opening Receptions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, An Exhibit Dedicated to Greenwich Village

Talk | The Surprising Truth about Storytelling


Award-winning science storyteller Lucy Cooke discusses her work as a multimedia broadcaster, myth slayer, and writer. As an explorer for National Geographic, a presenter for BBC, and a bestselling author, she has written and produced stories about the natural world, from reporting on the amphibian extinction to award-winning sloth documentaries to a TED Talk the sexual exploits of hyenas. urnalism
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Opening Reception | Carrie Rudd: The Narcissism of Small Differences


How do you speak the language of painting? Is it a single brushstroke, a carefully-rendered surface, a choice of color? In the case of abstraction, language becomes even more slippery, fleeting from the grasp of how we talk about art. For Rudd, ideas are emotional, expression is intellectual, and communicating feeling becomes possible through carefully-rendered swaths of paint on the canvas. Her paintings, each one a microcosm of colorful abstraction, are ways for her to work through and think critically about narratives of her own lived experiences — both historical and contemporary. Rudd’s hagiography of her family, conversations that happen in passing, a mishap at the now-shuttered Sammy's Roumanian restaurant on the Lower East Side — all of these moments become fodder for her work; bits of visual ephemera strewn on the canvas.
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Opening Receptions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Carrie Rudd: The Narcissism of Small Differences

Book Discussion | Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment


A panel discussion on Larry Wolff’s seminal work. Moderated by Malgorzata Mazurek. When Larry Wolff’s book Inventing Eastern Europe was published in 1994, it gave the world a new set of tools for understanding the half of Europe that had recently emerged from behind the Iron Curtain. Most notably, Wolff’s book showed how the conceptual division of the European continent into two distinct civilizations, East and West, although reinforced by the Realpolitik of the Cold War, actually originated in the discourse of philosophes and travelers in the 18th century. Inventing Eastern Europe was revelatory in the mid-1990s, and it has been required reading for serious students of Eastern European history and culture ever since.
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Book Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment

Opening Reception | Paul Pagk: Recent Works on Paper


Pagk has been incessantly producing works on paper since childhood. His vast output constitutes the nerve center of his sustained practice. Produced with urgency and speed, Pagk’s drawings are the locus where, like a jazzman, the artist improvises and develops the motifs and variations that nurture his much slower paintings.
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Opening Reception | Zayira Ray: interthread


Portrait photographs that explore notions of belonging, love, and kinship in Brown diasporic communities. This presentation showcases a new iteration of an evolving body of work spanning several years. The Indian-American artist documents her subjects against hand-painted canvas backdrops, capturing moments of tender intimacy. These constructed canvases act as sanctuaries, in which Ray expands her lens-based practice, envisioning new ways of forging connection. “Here, the photographic backdrop, associated with traditional portraiture, evolves into a vehicle for reconciliation,” she says. “As layers of paint intertwine, so too do the cultural narratives of past, present, and future.”
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Opening Receptions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Zayira Ray: interthread

Discussion | AI and Antitrust: Global Regulatory Changes


The panel brings together attorneys, academics, and business professionals to discuss the intersection of AI and Antitrust. Refreshments will be served.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, AI and Antitrust: Global Regulatory Changes

Discussion | Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962


Acclaimed writer, Adam Shatz, in a conversation with Lynn Gumpert, director of the Grey Art Museum, that centers on American expat novelist William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). Reprinted in 2021, Smith's work exposes the complexity of postwar Paris as both a haven for Black Americans fleeing racism in the U.S., and a stage for colonial violence such the police massacre of peaceful Algerian protestors in 1961. Discussion will focus on the community of Black American writers, artists, and intellectuals who experienced the politics of exile in Algerian War-era Paris.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962

Discussion | El Dorado Roundtable: Body and Religion


A roundtable discussion featuring artists Esperanza Mayobre and Carlos Motta. The conversation will be moderated by Tie Jojima, co-curator of the exhibition El Dorado: Myths of Gold with an introduction by Director and Chief Curator Aimé Iglesias Lukin.  This program is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition, El Dorado: Myths of Gold Part II. 
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Video | LOST… Everywhere: Video Art


Children, mothers and siblings looking for one another, others not knowing they exist or believed to be dead, and others that will never be able to find one another. Thousands of cases of stolen children in Spain took place between the late thirties and early nineties. Newborn babies were stolen from single or undesirable mothers. They were told that their babies were dead, while being sold to pro-Franco Regime ‘model’ or favorable families. All this was organized and run by the Catholic Church, a network of private and public hospitals, maternity wards, and the Franco Regime. There is a legal battle with the Ministry of Justice in the Spanish Government to unseal and allow access to files. Fake birth and death certificates, fake funerals and burials were produced, and no possibility of tracing back any biological mother by erasing their names from any register. All in the name of law and social welfare. Lost is a video installation by Rosa Pascual based on this theme. The observed data shows full names and dates of birth from Spanish Stolen Children that have provided their details, as well as mothers and other relatives searching for the “dead babies” and the presumed date of death or disappearance they were given. All is coordinated by National organizations that are dealing with victims and possible matches via a DNA bank.
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Classical Music | Sonatabend Recital (In Person and Online)


Artists perform a sonata repertoire with instrumentalists.
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Discussion | The Stone Face: Black American Expats in Mid-Century Paris


Acclaimed writer Adam Shatz in a conversation with Lynn Gumpert, director of the museum, that centers on American expat novelist William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). Reprinted in 2021, Smith's work exposes the complexity of postwar Paris as both a haven for Black Americans fleeing racism in the U.S., and a stage for colonial violence such the police massacre of peaceful Algerian protestors in 1961. Discussion will focus on the community of Black American writers, artists, and intellectuals who experienced the politics of exile in Algerian War-era Paris.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, The Stone Face: Black American Expats in Mid-Century Paris

Discussion | Music of the Oppressed: Tradition, Un-tradition, and the Unschooling of Music (in-person and online)


Helga Davis and Alkinoos Ioannidis have independently of each other engaged with the question of music as political engagement from the vantage point of the creator and the performer, especially with what could be called, a la Paulo Freire, “music of the oppressed." They have been articulating this question in the music that they create and perform, especially from within the context of what constitutes “tradition” in musical education and what the role of the Classics can be in the production of modern music. As teachers, they have taken these questions to their students actively facing the challenges of what it takes to un-school children in music and school them again in a music project that is emancipatory (or e-womancipatory, e-humancipatory) utilizing the long tradition of humanity (mythology, in the case of Helga Davis, or "traditional" music, as Alkinoos Ioannidis does). They are both engaged in reorienting music for children as a pedagogical project, teaching them what music can do for humanity.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Music of the Oppressed: Tradition, Un-tradition, and the Unschooling of Music (in-person and online)

Poetry Reading | Marie Howe: New and Selected Poems


An indispensable collection of more than four decades of profound, luminous poetry from acclaimed poet Marie Howe.
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Discussion | Bail Reform in New York: Five Years In, What Comes Next?


Experts discuss the impact of New York's controversial reforms to the cash bail system. In April 2019, New York state passed sweeping reforms to its criminal legal system. Hailed as some of the most ambitious in the country, the laws included hotly contested reforms to cash bail, significantly reducing the number of people in jail pretrial. Critics said this resulted in a spike in crime on New York City’s streets. Five years later, researchers and practitioners discuss bail reform’s successes and failures, its real impact on crime and recidivism, and next steps for a fairer and more equitable criminal legal system in New York. Expert presenters and panelists include Joann De Jesus, executive director of supervised release, New York City Criminal Justice Agency; Jennifer Ferone, deputy research director, CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance; Jaeok Kim, associate director of research, Vera Institute for Justice; Darren Mack, co-founder and co-director, Freedom Agenda; René Ropac, senior research associate, Data Collaborative for Justice; Hon. Joseph A. Zayas, chief administrative judge, New York State Unified Court System; and others.
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Discussions, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Bail Reform in New York: Five Years In, What Comes Next?

Talk | Voices of the Stones: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Unfinished Tower of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (online)


Forty years ago, the Cathedral of St John the Divine undertook a major project to build its long overdue towers. Despite that effort, they were never completed - thus the church's nickname, St. John the Unfinished. What most people don't realize is that the partially built south tower is host to an extraordinary array of exquisite stone sculptures - not readily visible from street level. Via a series of never-before-seen photographs, Voices of the Stones offers a unique, up-close-and-personal look at the wondrous, intricate and often humorous carvings, traces them back to the dedicated men and women stone carvers who created them, and reveals some "secret" messages they carved into their limestone creations. The presenter: As artist in residence at the Cathedral, photojournalist Robert F. Rodriguez spent more than 10 years documenting all facets of the construction work involved in building the towers. A photographer and photo editor at Gannett Newspapers for 38 years and The Daily Mail for ten, he was also the photographer for the book on local Upper West Side history, Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments and Marvels of Riverside Park, and the upcoming Fabulous Fountains of New York, both written by Stephanie Azzarone. His series of blogs about the Cathedral's architecture may be found at https://divinestone.org/.
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Talks, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Voices of the Stones: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Unfinished Tower of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (online)

Talk | Art Talk: New Red Order


New Red Order is a public secret society facilitated by core contributors Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys, as well as a rotating and expanding cast of informants and accomplices.  In our current period of existential and environmental catastrophe, desires for Indigenous epistemologies increase and enterprising settlers labor to extract this understanding as if it were a natural resource. New Red Order—emerging out of contradistinction from the Improved Order of Red Men, a secret society that 'plays Indian'—calls attraction toward indigeneity into question, yet promotes this desire, and enjoins potential non-Indigenous accomplices to participate in the co-examination and expansion of Indigenous agency. Working with an interdisciplinary network of informants the NRO co-produces video, performance, and installation works that confront settler colonial tendencies and obstacles to Indigenous growth.   
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Talks, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Art Talk: New Red Order

Dance Performance | Martha Graham: Continuing the Legacy by Dancing


The Graham 2 Company will share Graham's philosophy and technique and perform several works from the Graham repertory. Martha Graham, the iconoclastic and brilliant dancer, choreographer, and creator of a dance technique, who influenced 20th century dance, music, film, theater, and art, formed her first dance company in 1926. In honor of this, the Martha Graham Company and school have begun a three- year international celebration of this artistic milestone. The Graham 2 Company, led by Virginie Mecene, will share Graham's philosophy and technique and perform several works from the Graham repertory. Come and celebrate with these young dancers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Martha Graham: Continuing the Legacy by Dancing

Jazz | Jazz Orchestra


Jim Saltzman, Conductor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Jazz Orchestra

Classical Music | Violin Works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Nadia Krasimirova Lesinska, Baroque Violin. Program Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), Zuipaqui / Ad Mariam Couperin (1668-1733), Concerts Royaux: Second Concert Telemann (1681-1767), Fantasia No.9 in D Major, TWV40-23 from Twelve Fantasias for Violin without a Bass Wenceslaus Wodiczka (1715-1774), Violin Sonata, Op.1, No.6 Simon Le Duc (1742-1777), Violin Sonata Op.1, No.2 Vivaldi (1678-1741), The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto, RV 315, Summer (L'estate)
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 03, 2024, 04/03/2024, Violin Works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and More (In Person AND Online!)
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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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