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54 free events take place on Thursday, April 11 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 11 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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54 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, April 11, 2024

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free events nyc The Lady Eve (1941) with Henry Fonda
free events nyc On Politics and Theology: Slavoj Zizek and Cornel West in Conversation
free events nyc A Zither Virtuoso and a Master of the Oud Lute
free events nyc Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Former New York City Opera Music Director
        

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 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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.
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Film | Travels with My Aunt (1972): comedy


At his mother's funeral, uptight banker Henry Pulling meets an eccentric woman claiming to be his aunt, Augusta Bertram. After the ceremony, the two go to her apartment - where a gruesome package arrives containing a severed finger and a ransom note for the release of Augusta's former lover, Ercole Visconti. As they travel across Europe to the borders of Turkey and into North Africa, Henry and Augusta tangle with deception, authorities and death. Director: George Cukor Cast: Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Stephens, Cindy Williams, Robert Flemyng, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez
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Book Discussion | War Work and Want: How the OPEC Oil Crisis Caused Mass Migration and Revolution (online)


Author Randall Hansen argues that economic and geopolitical changes unleashed by the OPEC oil crisis led to well over 100 million migrants that few people expected or wanted. More people are on the move than at any time in human history: 281 million. This total figure has more than tripled since 1975 (90 million) and almost doubled since 1990 (153 million). Economically, immigration has transformed multiple sectors of the economy: agriculture, meatpacking, construction, retail, and caregiving. Politically, migration has cut a swathe through regional, national, and global politics: reshaping coalitions, reconfiguring party systems, and helping propel the far right to power in Europe and—in the form of Donald Trump—the United States. The enormity of these changes is doubly impressive because large-scale migration was unexpected and, in the global north, unwanted: slower post-1970s economic growth should have led to less immigration, and both European and American politicians attempted to end it.
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Book Discussions, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, War Work and Want: How the OPEC Oil Crisis Caused Mass Migration and Revolution (online)

Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
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Master Class | Vocal Master Class


Vocal Master Class with Ruth Golden.
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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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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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Classical Music | Works for Violin and Viola (In Person AND Online!)


Tommu Su, Violin; Bill Ko, Viola. Program John Corigliano (b. 1938), Sonata for Violin and Piano Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), Sonata for Viola and Piano Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935), Sarabande con Variazioni for Violin and Viola
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Film | Kaili Blues (2015): drama


An audacious, richly imagined feature debut that has collected prizes around the world, Kaili Blues heralds the arrival of a major new filmmaker. Chen, a preoccupied doctor working in a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, decides to fulfill his late mother’s wish and sets off on a journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks him to also find her former lover, giving him a photograph, a shirt, and a music cassette. On the way, Chen passes through a mysterious town where distinctions between past, present, and future appear to slip away. Director: Bi Gan Chinese with English subtitles.
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Classical Music | Works by Mozart and More for Violin, Viola, and Cello (In Person AND Online!)


Aniela Eddy, violin/viola; Natalie Kress, violin/viola; Chiara Stauffer, violin/viola; Cullen O'Neil, cello, perform two humorous quartets by Bohemian composers Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792) and Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818) and the mysterious Quartet No. 15 in D minor by Mozart (1756-1791).
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Colloquium | Critical Theory, Jewishness, and Antisemitism


The keynote speaker will be Professor Martin Jay. Also attending are Professors Asaf Angermann, Seyla Benhabib, Jonathan Boyarin, Jonathan Judaken, Lars Rensmann, and Liliane Weissberg. Prof. Susan Buck-Morss and Prof. Richard Wolin will serve as session chairs.
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Film | Dr. Strangelove (1964) Directed by Stanley Kubrick


A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed Stanley Kubrick was an American filmmaker and photographer. Widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, his films were nearly all adaptations of novels or short stories, spanning a number of genres and gaining recognition for their intense attention to detail, innovative cinematography, extensive set design, and dark humor.
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Film | The Marvels (2023) with Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson


Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. However, unintended consequences see her shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with two other superheroes to form the Marvels. Director: Nia DaCosta Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh, Samuel L. Jackson Brie Larson is an American actress. Known for her supporting roles in comedies as a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent films and blockbusters. She has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time. In 2022, he received the Academy Honorary Award as "a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide." Jackson's breakout performance was as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino's crime drama Pulp Fiction (1994) which earned him a BAFTA Award win and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 
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Films, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, The Marvels (2023) with&nbsp;Brie Larson and&nbsp;Samuel L. Jackson

Lecture | On the Ethics of Theorizing: Ruminations on the Ironies of Economics Science


John Hopkins Professor Ali Khan will present the lecture.
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Concert | Vocal Works by Florence Price, Amy Beach, Patsy Cline, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Sophia Baete, Mezzo-Soprano. Program Sophia Baete, Humble Statues Florence Price (1887-1953), The Heart of a Woman Amy Beach (1867-1944), Three Browning Songs Florence Price (1887-1953), Songs to the Dark Virgin Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), Le Couteau Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), Cantique Florence Price (1887-1953), Forever Fanny Hensel (1805-1874), Nachtwanderer Alma Mahler (1879-1964), Funf Lieder Fanny Hensel (1805-1874), Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh Liza Lehmann (1862-1918), Evensong Florence Price (1887-1953), Travel's End Patsy Cline (1932-1963), Walk-in’ After Midnight
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


Piano Master Class with Hie Yon Choi.
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Discussion | Multipli Forti: Voices from Contemporary Italian Literature


With: Francesca Archibugi, director Matteo B.Bianchi, author Giulia Calenda, screenwriter Giancarlo De Cataldo, author Alice Urciuolo, writer/screenwriter The festival is an initiative to promote Italian literature aimed at the reading public and the international publishing world. It is a transatlantic window on major literary trends of Italian fiction, told by the authors who have written and are writing it. The third edition in 2024 will feature: Francesca Archibugi, Annalena Benini, Matteo B. Bianchi, Giulia Calenda, Giulia Caminito, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Viola Di Grado, Alain Elkann, Emily Greenhouse, Isabella Hammad, Rea Hederman, Lorenza Honorati, Daniele Mencarelli, Andrea Molesini, Carmen Pellegrino, Saif Raja, Loretta Santini per Ada D’Adamo, Nadeesha Uyangoda, Alice Urciolo, Marina Valensise, Massimo Vallerani, Carlo Vecce. 
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Talk | Are You For Sale? Ethical Questions Regarding Economic Justice for Artists (online)


The relationship between art making and money has always been fraught. What are the ways that money operates as a value system when we create art and performance works? Where does the money come from and what does it do? What are the underpinnings of the systems of exchange that we are all embedded in? What does it cost us, in every sense, to create our work? As part of the virtual Intersectional Justice Lecture Series, Miguel Gutierrez gives a talk focused on the multi-faceted ways that money shows up in our lives as artists. It will focus on de-mystifying the discourse around money, detailing the logics and limitations of altruism, how budgeting is a blueprint for economic justice, and how to make money decisions about your work from a clear-eyed perspective.
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Classical Music | Double Bass Works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Tyler Vittoria, Double Bass. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No.5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 Bottesini (1821-1889), Elegia No. 2, "Romanza Drammatica" Xavier Foley, Lost Child Schubert (1797-1828), Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A Minor, D. 821
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Opening Reception | 2 Art Openings: Liquid Head / Portraits


Jim Lambie: Liquid Head: Body and Soul Lambie presents a variety of new works including five individual and two multi-panel Metal Box sculptures made from conjoined aluminum and polished steel panels; a lens-sculpture made with found sunglass lenses that are fused together using traditional stained glass techniques and solder materials; a mattress fully covered in a vast range of sewn-on buttons; three Soulsticks, tree branches covered in multicolored yarn and concealing secret objects of the artist’s choice; a modified guitar amp bearing the title of the show Liquid Head; and, for the first time, three paintings made my transferring deep-hued make-up from the artist's body onto canvas, a new process Lambie puts to use. All this is embedded in an enormous, all-encompassing vinyl floor and staircase installation in silver chrome called The Strokes. Bendix Harms: Portraits: Why Me? The exhibition by German artist Bendix Harms presents twelve portrait paintings. The subjects range from Andy Warhol to Mike Tyson, from a former East-German dictator to a self-portrait with blackbird. They are the result of the artist’s constant interrogation of the world. Why is at the beginning of every painting, and every why is given an appropriate response.
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Opening Reception | Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato: Fastidious Observations of Everyday Subjects


Among the foremost Brazilian artists of his generation, Lorenzato developed a singular body of paintings centered on his fastidious observations of the everyday subjects he encountered in his hometown of Belo Horizonte—including favelas, semi-urban landscapes, and scenes of agriculture and rural industry. Lorenzato’s distinctive compositions are characterized by reduced geometric forms and densely textured surfaces that the artist achieved through the use of richly colored self-made pigments applied with brushes, combs, and forks. Imbued with an assured freedom of expression, Lorenzato’s canvases masterfully capture the vitality of the artist’s surroundings as well as the colors and textures of the natural world.
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Opening Reception | Joe Bradley: Vom Abend


Throughout his career, Bradley has consistently probed the possibilities of certain formal elements—such as line and, above all, color—combining art-historical, cultural, and personal references to create work that is characterized by a vivid interplay between the composed and considered, on the one hand, and the spontaneous and instinctive, on the other. Developed over time through a deliberate process of painterly accumulation and adaptation, Bradley’s recent works are marked by an unassuming yet assertive sense of compositional balance whereby the interrelation of individual parts—such as patches of color, stipples of paint, and lines that at times outline shapes and forms and at others float freely—cohere into a resounding whole. 
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Opening Reception | Keltie Ferris: Spill Spell


Keltie Ferris is interested in the expression of materials through the manipulation of elements.  Notably, handmade paper involves a large amount of one major element: water. In his first print experiments making blowout drawings, Ferris takes a unique approach to papermaking by physically drawing with water using a hose as an instrument to spray a wet sheet, obscuring any hard lines with layers of pigmented fibers. Through this process, the artist can create gestural water drawings at bodily scale, each layer providing opportunities to create varying depths of tones. These unique works celebrate the intensity of pigment inherent in the paper-making process through non-representational expressions of color moved by water. In his pigment dispersions, Keltie Ferris uses water as a tool for suspension and timing. He worked with master papermaker Rachel Gladfelter to place pigments such as magenta, yellow ochre, and his signature iridescent silver in abaca fibers and disperse them with water, often moving them with a spatula as the sheet slowly drains. Once completed, the sheet is transferred from the paper mold face down, in a process called couching. The artist does not see the finished work until it is pressed and dry a few days later, invoking the element of surprise. 
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Film | The Lady Eve (1941) with Henry Fonda


It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich. Director: Preston Sturges Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda Henry Fonda was an American actor whose career spanned five decades on Broadway and in Hollywood. On screen and stage, he often portrayed characters that embodied an everyman image. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940). Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981), which co-starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda. He was too ill to attend the ceremony and died from heart disease five months later.
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Book Discussion | The Notebooks of Sonny Rollins: A Jazz Master Ponders


Sonny Rollins is one of the towering masters of American music, a virtuoso of the saxophone, and an unequaled improviser whose live performances are legendary and who has reshaped modern jazz time and time again over the course of a career lasting more than sixty years. A turning point in that legendary career came in 1959, when Rollins stepped back from performing and recording to begin a new regime of musical exploration, which saw him practicing for hours, sometimes all through the night, on the Williamsburg Bridge. This was also the moment when he started the notebook that would become a trusted companion in years to come—not a diary so much as a place to ponder art and life and his own search for meaning in words and in images. With Sam V. H. Reese, who is a critic and short-story writer.
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Book Discussion | This Train: Two Road Trips


This new publication from Justine Kurland presents two interwoven narratives drawn from the road trips across the United States that she undertook with her young child between the years 2005 and 2010. The first thread is a sequence of arresting large-format photographs of her child and herself, disentangled from the renowned images of roads, trains, infrastructure, and fellow travelers Kurland was making at the same time. Revisiting these photographs, Kurland suggests a clarified reading of them as an anti-history of family and travel, upending the conventional family album to tell a story of queer motherhood and image-making in step with Kurland’s maternal line, for whom crossing the American landscape was a matter of dire necessity.
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Opening Reception | Yves Klein and the Tangible World


An exhibition devoted to the engagement of the body in the visionary French artist’s oeuvre. Curated in collaboration with the Yves Klein Foundation, the presentation brings together nearly 30 examples of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries (1960–62) and Peintures de feu (Fire Paintings, 1960–62), as well as Sculpture tactile (Tactile Sculpture, conceived c. 1957) in the first focused juxtaposition of these works.
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Talk | Entertainment Tax in South Africa (online)


Celebrate Tax Day by looking at how things can be worse. Explore how these tax schemes threaten the viability of the Entertainment Industry and speak to societal values. Philately becomes entwined again in politics (remember the Tea Party in Boston). Dr. Ian Matheson has numerous studies on revenue stamps. A lively discussion to follow.    
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Discussion | How Can We Talk about Humanism Today?


Starting from an anthropological reading of Montaigne, Ali Benmakhlouf considers the way Montaigne speaks to us of others - Amerindians, Turks, Africans - and not of the Other. Diversity without alterity, but rather a single humanity: conceiving and judging make humanity a single species. The humanity of others is that of all those who, in their own way, have resisted slavery, forced conversion, colonialism and the Inquisition. By rejecting the concepts of "savage," "primitive" and "barbarian," Montaigne honors the common sense of all, a common sense that is always at work, sometimes stifled by dictatorships, colonizations and hegemonic powers, but never annihilated. It lies at the heart of every act of resistance, in other words, of every act of freedom.
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Lecture | Law and the Presidency in Crisis Times


The legal complexities of holding presidents accountable to law in "normal" times are already significant. But what should we expect of law and of the Supreme Court with regard to a former president credibly charged with trying to remain in office through insurrection? Professor Peter Shane will explore the Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. Anderson - the Colorado disqualification case -, and Trump v. United States - Trump's argument that former presidents are immune to criminal prosecution-, for what they may tell us about how the Constitution most plausibly operates when normal institutional checks and balances are in crisis.
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Lecture | On Being, Appearing, and Acting in Public: Towards a Phenomenological Theory of the Public Realm


What does it mean to be, appear, and act in public? These questions are rarely asked when it comes to the often-diagnosed "structural transformation" of the public sphere. Yet people have a wide variety of "public experiences" every day: from the simple experience of leaving the house and moving on the street to highly networked and technologically mediated public communication and concerted action. This talk will try to shed light on the quality and structure of such "public experiences" using a phenomenological approach. In this way, I want to reclaim public space as an experiential space and argue that experiences matter for the constitution of different kinds of public spheres and public spaces. Speaker Sophie Loidolt is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Practical Philosophy at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
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Discussion | The Black Arts Movement in the Lower East Side


Although the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and ‘70s is often understood as being centered in Harlem, a number of prominent Black artists of the mid-20th century were firmly based in the downtown and Village art scene. One of the most prominent and prolific of these Lower East Side artists was Novella Nelson, an actor, singer, poet, and director who worked at many of the most prominent venues in the area. Although Nelson also participated in mainstream work, appearing in the original Broadway cast of Purlie and in popular film and television, she was by nature an experimentalist whose creative output challenged the traditional narrative of the downtown theatre scene. In 2023, Nelson’s archive was preserved in the Billy Rose Theatre Division, and will soon be available to researchers. This event will celebrate Nelson’s work, contextualizing her as standing apart from, and providing dimension to, the Harlem-based Black Arts Movement.  Registration required.
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Discussions, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, The Black Arts Movement in the Lower East Side

Book Club | Cooking for Picasso: A Novel by Camille Aubray


The French Riviera, spring 1936: It’s off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Café Paradis. A mysterious new patron who’s slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request—to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he’s secretly rented, where he wishes to remain incognito. Pablo Picasso is at a momentous crossroads in his personal and professional life—and for him, art and women are always entwined. The spirited Ondine, chafing under her family’s authority and nursing a broken heart, is just beginning to discover her own talents and appetites. Her encounter with Picasso will continue to affect her life for many decades onward, as the great artist and the talented young chef each pursue their own passions and destiny. New York, present day: Céline, a Hollywood make-up artist who’s come home for the holidays, learns from her mother Julie that Grandmother Ondine once cooked for Picasso. Prompted by her mother’s enigmatic stories and the hint of more family secrets yet to be uncovered, Céline carries out Julie’s wishes and embarks on a voyage to the very town where Ondine and Picasso first met. In the lush, heady atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur, and with the help of several eccentric fellow guests attending a rigorous cooking class at her hotel, Céline discovers truths about art, culture, cuisine and love that enable her to embrace her own future. With an array of both fictional characters and the French Riviera’s most famous historical residents, set against the breathtaking scenery of the South of France, author Camille Aubray serves up a story illuminating the powers of trust, money, art, and creativity in the choices that men and women make, as they seek a path toward love, success, and joie de vivre.
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Book Discussion | Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind by Molly McGhee


Author Molly McGhee will discuss her new book, Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind, with journalist nia t. evans. Jonathan Abernathy is a self-proclaimed loser. . . he’s behind on his debts, has no prospects, no friends, and no ambitions. But when a government loan forgiveness program offers him a literal dream job, he thinks he’s found his big break. If he can appear to be competent at his new job, entering the minds of middle class workers while they sleep and removing the unsavory detritus of their waking lives from their unconscious, he might have a chance at a new life. As Abernathy finds his footing in this role, reality and morality begin to warp around him. Soon, the lines between life and work, love and hate, right and wrong, even sleep and consciousness, begin to blur.
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Film | Long Weekend (1978): Camping Trip Horror


When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. Director: Colin Eggleston Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen 97 min.
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Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral


A conversation with Joan Jonas and her friend, and frequent collaborator, artist Adam Pendleton during Animal, Vegetable, Mineral on view until June 2, 2024.
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Discussion | Crisis and Desire: 3 Authors in Conversation


How can crisis make us more attuned to the world in all its texture and strangeness? How can illness, silence, heartbreak, and hunger summon sharpened forms of attention and wanting? How do we get close to other people when things go wrong? How can losing one radio frequency make you hear new rhythms in the world? Associate Professors of Writing Leslie Jamison (Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story) and Chloé Cooper Jones and recent alumnae of the Writing Program Eliza Barry Callahan '22 (The Hearing Test) and Emmeline Clein '22 (Dead Weight) as they discuss their new books, as well as the difficulties and thrills of writing into pain, curiosity, oddity, cultural scripts, female archetypes, and daily life.
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Dance Performance | Interwoven Motion: Bridging Choreographic Worlds with AI


Trained in Bharatanatyam, Anagha Gulium is interested in the intricate tapestry of emotion and self-expression woven through movement. During her residency, she is exploring the potential for technology, particularly AI, as a vehicle for nurturing empathy and fostering reconnection with our inner selves, each other, and the world at large through dance. In an interactive installation, Anagha invites dancers of all backgrounds and levels to play with a collaborative choreographic process using an AI intermediary.
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Talk | Restorative Justice for Sexual Harm: Why I Fought for a Circle, Not a Courtroom (in-person and online)


In 2019, Marlee's sexual assault case became the first in North America to conclude with restorative justice through the courts. She fought for the man who raped her to go to therapy instead of criminal trial and eventually, they met in an 8-hour restorative circle. In this program, Marlee takes a vulnerable and educational approach to talking about this alternative to the punitive system. The focus throughout the program is to create a vision of justice that is synonymous with healing. In an environment rooted in hope and empowerment, listeners learn about this justice pathway that breaks cycles of harm and ignites cycles of healing.
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Film | Sediments (2021): Earth and Our Existence


Just as the Earth is, our inner selves are made up of many layers that make up our identity and tell the story of our existence. Director: Adrián Silvestre 89 min. In SPanish with Enlgish subtitles Followed by a discussion
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Films, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, Sediments (2021): Earth and Our Existence

Book Discussion | The Good Deed: A Novel of Five Women


Set in 2018 against the ironic backdrop of an overcrowded, fetid refugee camp on the beautiful, Homeric island of Samos in Greece, Helen Benedict's novel follows the stories of five women: Amina, who is nineteen and has just been released from one of Bashar al-Assad's secret and torture-ridden prisons in Syria; Leila, a Syrian widow with two little sons, who has lost her daughter and granddaughter to smugglers on a Turkish beach; Nafisa, who survived civil war and gang rape in Sudan only to see her entire family murdered, save for one daughter; Farah, Leila's lost daughter; and finally, an American named Hilma, who came from New York to Samos to escape her own dark secret, only to become entangled in conflict with the very people she wishes to help.
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Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Hanna Pylvainen


Hanna Pylväinen is the author of the novels We Sinners, which received the Whiting Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize, and The End of Drum-Time, a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award in fiction, both from Henry Holt & Co.
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Classical Music | Early Music Works for Viols and Lute


The Parthenia Viol Consort; Christopher Morrongiello, lute. "A glowing group of viol players that is one of the brightest lights in New York’s early-music scene” —The New Yorker
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Discussion | On Politics and Theology: Slavoj Zizek and Cornel West in Conversation


Why are so many essays entitled "a politico-theological treatise"? The answer is simple: Theory becomes theology when it is a subjective political engagement. As Kierkegaard once pointed out, one doesn't acquire faith in Christ after comparing different religions and choosing Christianity. The reasons to embrace Christianity are only apparent after one has become a believer. The same holds for Marxism. One doesn't become a Marxist after objectively surveying history. Instead, becoming a Marxist exposes the reasons for this philosophy. But if this is true, what is the difference between theory and theology? By extension, is an atheist theology possible? And, if so, might Slavoj Zizek, an atheist, be as much a philosopher and theologian as Cornel West, a Christian?
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Discussions, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, On Politics and Theology: Slavoj Zizek and Cornel West in Conversation

Classical Music | Piano Works by Ravel, John Williams, and More


Maxime Zecchini, Piano. Program Takashi Yoshimatsu (b. 1953), Ainola Lyrical Ballads opus 95 Jules Massenet (1842-1912), Meditation de Thais Ravel (1875-1937) / Zecchini, Concerto pour la main gauche, solo piano version Phillip Wilcher (b. 1958), Deux Nocturnes en mi mineur David Kosviner, Cicada Rhythms Jerome Kern (1885-1945), All the things you are John Barry (1933-2011), Out of Africa John Williams (b. 1932), Jurassic Park Justin Hurwitz (b. 1985), Suite sur La La Land
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Concerts, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, Piano Works by Ravel, John Williams, and More

Play | Glass n Mirrors: A Modern Spin on Lewis Carroll


Written by Jonathan Buckingham and Kenya Lewis, this is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. This world premiere is a modern spin on the classic tale that embodies the School of Drama's ongoing efforts toward inclusive and transparent season planning. We all know Alice, but have you ever met them in college? Bad trips through a mirror. Unorthodox roommates…a subway from hell. College is supposed to be fun. Is this their worst nightmare or the first months of New York City life? 
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Concert | A Zither Virtuoso and a Master of the Oud Lute


Classically trained composer, vocalist, and virtuoso of the East Asian guzheng zither Wu Fei teams up with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, master of the Middle Eastern oud lute and double bass, to create a genre-crossing sonic landscape you won't soon forget. This playful duo is a product of Fei and Blumenkranz's multicultural origins and training, which spans North Africa, Eastern Europe, and China. Fei draws on a repertoire of ancient Tang Dynasty poems, Chinese operas, folk songs, and tongue twisters from her childhood, while Blumenkranz channels the traditions of the Silk Road. Their musical dialogues date from Qin Dynasty China to the modern day, including a movement from Fei's orchestral composition Hello Gold Mountain, inspired by real stories of European Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in WWII. Though the oud and the guzheng share more than 2,500 years of history, these artists' unique orchestration and innovative ideas serve as a time machine to bridge lost eras into the future.
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Concerts, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, A Zither Virtuoso and a Master of the Oud Lute

Opera | Flashpoints: The Mannes Festival of Short Operas


8 dramas in 90 minutes - Mannes' first annual celebration of short opera is a theatrical sampler of incredible composers and librettists, new and old. With the longest opera at 15 minutes, and showcasing the talents of our incredible singers, Mannes Opera launches Flashpoints this spring as an annual festival, celebrating short bites from a selection of stellar composers.  
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


Piano Master Class with Frederic Chiu.
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Classical Music | Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Former New York City Opera Music Director


MSM Symphony Orchestra; George Manahan, Conductor. About the Conductor George Manahan served as Music Director of the New York City Opera for fourteen seasons and was hailed for his leadership of the orchestra. He was also Music Director of the Richmond Symphony (VA) for twelve seasons. His recent Carnegie Hall performance of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra was hailed by audiences and critics alike. "The fervent and sensitive performance that Mr. Manahan presided over made the best case for this opera that I have ever encountered," said the New York Times. Manahan's guest appearances include the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, as well as the symphonies of Atlanta, San Francisco, Hollywood Bowl, and New Jersey, and has also appeared with the opera companies of Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, Sydney, and more.
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Concerts, April 11, 2024, 04/11/2024, Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Former New York City Opera Music Director

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. With: Gabe Pacheco - Funhouse Comedy Thelonious Fiorito - Broadway Comedy Club Tom Zappia - Yoohoo Podcast Josh Ri'esgo - Sirius XM
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Concert | Vocal Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Stephanie Bell, Mezzo-Soprano. Program Aaron Copland (1900-1990), The Tender Land Jacob Beranek, Three Poems Vernon Murgatroyd, I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud Brahms (1833-1897), Vergebliches Standchen Brahms (1833-1897), Von ewiger Liebe Beethoven (1770-1827), An die ferne Geliebte Mozart (1756-1791), Alma grande e nobil core Mozart (1756-1791), Così fan tutte Cole Porter (1891-1964), Fifty Million Frenchmen John Kander (b. 1927), Cabaret Ernest Charles (1895-1984), When I Have Sung My Songs Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948), Wicked
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

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