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48 free events take place on Thursday, 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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48 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, April 18, 2024

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free events nyc Wildlife Outing in the Park
free events nyc Baroque Works for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)
free events nyc Antisemitism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (online)
free events nyc Living in a Quantum World
free events nyc Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Master Class | Vocal Master Class


Vocal Master Class with Eva Hess Thaysen.
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Vocal Master Class

Film | Lilies of the Field (1963) with Sidney Poitier


When traveling African-American handyman Homer Smith stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic nuns who have emigrated from Germany. Realizing that the farm needs a lot of work, Homer takes on a number of repair projects for the women, who are led by the headstrong Mother Maria. Impressed by Homer's kindness and strong work ethic, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent by God to help build them a chapel. Director: Ralph Nelson Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Lilies of the Field (1963) with&nbsp;Sidney Poitier

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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Reading | Literary Lunch


Richard Deming and John Yau reading and in conversation with Claudia Rankine, including an informal lunch buffet and a book signing. 
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


Piano Master Class with Eteri Andjaparidze. Pianist Eteri Andjaparidze has has performed on concert stages around the globe in solo and collaborative recitals and as guest soloist with major orchestras including London Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Beijing and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, Russian State Symphony, Moscow State Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and more
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Piano Master Class

Park Walk | Wildlife Outing in the Park


A wildlife outing to discover the flora and fauna that make the park ecologically rich.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Park Walks, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Wildlife Outing in the Park

Gallery Talk | Somewhere to Roost: Curator's Tour


A tour of the exhibition with Luce Assistant Curator Brooke Wyatt. Featuring over 60 works from the collection including paintings, textiles, photographs, and sculptures, Somewhere to Roost explores the ways that artists evoke and construct ideas of “home.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Somewhere to Roost: Curator's Tour

Classical Music | Baroque Works for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)


Nuova Pratica (Rafa Prendergast, violin; Charlie Reed, viola da gamba; Nicola Canzano, harpsichord) performs Baroque chamber music carefully composed by its members.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Baroque Works for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)

Film | A Haunting in Venice (2023) with Tina Fey and Michelle Yeoh


Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a seance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. He soons gets thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets when one of the guests is murdered. Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kyle Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, Michelle Yeoh Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Fey was a cast member and head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. After her departure from SNL, she created the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006-2013, 2020) and the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020), the former of which she also starred in. Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and more. Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress. Yeoh played supporting roles in the romantic comedies Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Last Christmas (2019), as well as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and the television series Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2020). For her starring role as an overwhelmed mother navigating the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Asian to win the category, and the first Malaysian to win an Academy Award. She has since starred in the action comedy series The Brothers Sun (2024).
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Films, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, A Haunting in Venice (2023) with Tina Fey and Michelle Yeoh

Book Discussion | Indian Burial Ground: Mythological Horror (online)


In Nick Medina's new spine-chilling mythological horror, a man lunges in front of a car. An elderly woman silently drowns herself. A corpse sits up in its coffin and speaks. On this reservation, not all is what it seems...
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Indian Burial Ground: Mythological Horror (online)

Hike | Spring Wildflower Hike


Explore which plants are in bloom in our parks! Learn how to identify different species of flowers and pick up some botany basics on this engaging and educational hike.
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Opening Reception | Fernando Botero: Maestro


A captivating exploration into the world of Fernando Botero. Experience a stunning collection featuring his iconic paintings, intricate works on paper, and mesmerizing sculptures, all showcasing Botero's unique style and creative flair. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the artist's masterpieces as we delve into themes of volume, proportion, and symbolism.
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Talk | Antisemitism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (online)


Speaker Christina Wirth, a Ph.D. student at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany, is the USC Shoah Foundation's first Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Antisemitism Studies. She will be in residence at the Institute in April 2024. As part of the fellowship, Wirth will conduct research on Jewish survivors' experiences of antisemitism in the immediate years after the Holocaust. This research is part of her broader dissertation project, entitled From 'Displaced Persons' to 'Refugee': Categorizing and Representing People in Transit (1944-1951).
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Talks, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Antisemitism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (online)

Opening Reception | Pyramid Pioneers: Group Show


An exhibition showcasing early Pyramid Polaroids and posters by Trey Speegle; video, graphics and memorabilia from Mark Oates; photographs by Lynn M. Grabowski (Pyramid name: Baronessa); Julie Hair and Jody Kurilla’s musical memorabilia from their Pyramid series, Tuesday Night Fever; clips from the documentary Pyramid Club–The Movie directed by Elizabeth Bouiss; and flyers and photos featured in the book from Howl! Archives’ Brian Butterick Collection.  
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Opening Receptions, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Pyramid Pioneers: Group Show

Lecture | Clock, Fall: Choreorobotics and Near Futures of Choreographic Practice (online)


Speaker Sydney Skybetter is an expert in choreorobotics, a portmanteau of choreography and robotics, and a field which he has pioneered at the interdisciplinary intersection of choreographic theory and robotic motion planning. Choreorobotics offers a rich, critical aperture to consider how bodies in motion - human or otherwise - move through space and time to generate meaning. In Clock, Fall, Skybetter dives into the origin of choreorobotics, recent advancements in the field, and how emerging technologies can be informed or disrupted by collective action and coalition building, drawing from his work as the founder of the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces.
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Film | Punking Out (1979): documentary


This film documents the beginning of the punk rock movement in New York City at CBGB's, a punk night club, and the lifestyle that revolves around this scene. It looks at the attitudes and motivations behind the movement through interviews with outspoken club-goers and band members of the Ramones, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Dead Boys. Directed by Maggie Carson, Juliusz Kossakowski, and Frederic A. Shore
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Book Discussion | The Ends of Paradise: Race, Extraction, and the Struggle for Black Life in Honduras


The future of Honduras begins and ends on the white sand beaches of Tela Bay on the country’s northeastern coast where Garifuna, a Black Indigenous people, have resided for over two hundred years. Author Christopher A. Loperena examines the Garifuna struggle for life and collective autonomy, and demonstrates how this struggle challenges concerted efforts by the state and multilateral institutions, such as the World Bank, to render both their lands and their culture into fungible tourism products. Using a combination of participant observation, courtroom ethnography, and archival research, Loperena reveals how purportedly inclusive tourism projects form part of a larger neoliberal, extractivist development regime, which remakes Black and Indigenous territories into frontiers of progress for the mestizo majority. The book offers a trenchant analysis of the ways Black dispossession and displacement are carried forth through the conferral of individual rights and freedoms, a prerequisite for resource exploitation under contemporary capitalism.
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Book Discussions, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, The Ends of Paradise: Race, Extraction, and the Struggle for Black Life in Honduras

Discussion | Living in a Quantum World


Quantum technologies, rooted in the principles of quantum mechanics, have the potential to revolutionize various aspects of our lives, offering groundbreaking advances in computing, communication, and sensing. This roundtable event addresses the evolving quantum landscape that represents a paradigm shift, unlocking new frontiers in scientific discovery and practical applications. Speakers: David Albert, Columbia Katiuscia Cassemiro, PRX Quantum Anna Grassellino, Fermilab Philip Kim, Harvard Robert Konik, Brookhaven Moderator: Robert Henderson, Wall Street Journal
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Discussions, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Living in a Quantum World

Film | Gate of Hell (1953): Japanese drama


In this lauded Japanese drama, the samurai Moritoh Enda performs a heroic act by rescuing the lovely Lady Kesa from a violent uprising. The warrior falls in love with Kesa, but becomes distraught when he finds out that she is already married to a man named Wataru Watanabe. Unable to shake his obsession with Kesa, Moritoh grows increasingly unstable and will not stop in his pursuit of her, no matter what the consequences. Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa Cast:  Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo
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Films, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Gate of Hell (1953): Japanese drama

Book Discussion | Goodnight Night Sweats: A Parody for the Menopausal (and Their Perimenopausal Friends)


Brenda Bowen (Haut Flasch) and Jessie Hartland's (Mina Pauze) present their book. Tackling the realities of aging (e.g. too much hair in some places, too little in others) while also embracing the joys (hard-won wisdom and the end of periods), Goodnight Night Sweats puts the underrepresented but widely-shared experience of menopause on the page with warmth and good humor. Riffing on the classic children's book Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Night Sweats takes on "the change" with big heart and humor. Through playful prose and witty illustrations, Haut Flasch and Mina Pauze explore the trials of menopause (and perimenopause)--hot flashes, mood swings, too much hair some places, too little others. At the same time, they cheer for the freedom that comes with getting older--goodbye, cramps! hello hard-won wisdom!--as they celebrate the fabulousness of women of a certain age.
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Book Discussion | India Is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today


A facilitated discussion with Indian-American economist Ashoka Mody and Professor of Economics Karna Basu, as they discuss Mody’s book. 
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Book Discussion | Never Been Better: Offbeat Comic Novel


Author Leanne Toshiko Simpson will be present at the U.S. launch of her novel, a hilariously offbeat and tender comedy about one bipolar woman’s messy search for love at a seaside wedding where no one can stay afloat.
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Book Discussion | Totalitarianism: A Borderline Concept in Political Philosophy


Over the past two decades we have witnessed the return of one of the last century’s most controversial concepts onto the philosophical-political scene:  totalitarianism. What use are we making of it? What meaning — beyond the so-called ‘totalitarian characteristics’ upon which political science has constructed its typologies -- can it have for us today? Does it help us understand contemporary power dynamics or, instead, does it confuse us?  Discussing Simona Forti's book, speakers will engage these questions.  
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Discussion | A Conversation with Poet Judy Grahn


Judy Grahn has published thirteen books with several more in process; publications include two book length poems, several poetry collections, a reader, an ecotopian novel, and five non-fiction books. Among them are Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds; Blood, Bread, and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World; and her memoir, A Simple Revolution: the Making of an Activist Poet.
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Discussion | All Possible Forests: Conceptualizing Collective Movements


Visiting Scholar Maria José Arjona and Professor André Lepecki will engage in an exploration of possibilities, contemplating the forest as both a metaphorical construct and a tangible locus for nuanced and innovative expressions. Our inquiry delves into the intricacies of planning and conceptualization of collective movements, conceived as dynamic sonic-social spaces, with a predominant focus on the transformative agency of attentive listening. The works disseminated throughout this dialogue serve as strategic instruments, systematically probing the essential role of transitioning -as an action- but also as technology for political resistance. These collective or soft structures, resembling microcosmic reflections of the Amazonian forest, function as active and open archives working within and throughout my work. They manifest, unfurl, and guide us toward the establishment of transient spaces and methodologies adept at reforesting not only corporeal entities but also the rigid structures permeated by institutional violence and normative paradigms.
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Discussions, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, All Possible Forests: Conceptualizing Collective Movements

Lecture | Rhapsody & Ruin: Porgy & Bess, Cultural Domination, and the Story of America


Speaker Daphne A. Brooks is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale University. She is the author of Bodies in Dissent:  Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910.  
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Lectures, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Rhapsody & Ruin: Porgy & Bess, Cultural Domination, and the Story of America

Classical Music | Vocal and Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach and More (In Person AND Online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; led by Avi Stein, organ. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697), Paratum cor meum and Prelude in G Major
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Book Discussion | Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism


Premilla Nadasen discusses her new book, a powerful critique of capitalist care relations and the economic profit extracted from care. Care traces the rise of the care economy, from its roots in slavery, where there was no clear division between production and social reproduction, to the present care crisis, experienced acutely by more and more Americans. Today’s care economy, Nadasen shows, is an institutionalized, hierarchical system in which some people’s pain translates into other people’s profit. Yet this is also a story of resistance. Low-wage workers, immigrants, and women of color in movements from Wages for Housework and Welfare Rights to the Movement for Black Lives have continued to fight for and practice collective care. These groups help us envision how, given the challenges before us, we can create a caring world as part of a radical future.
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Book Discussion | Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner (in-person and online)


Isabella Stewart Gardner's singular art museum, with its plain exterior enfolding an astonishing four-story Italian palazzo, rose from Boston's Fens at the turn of the twentieth century. Natalie Dykstra's book is a biography of the extraordinary Gilded Age socialite who founded the Gardner museum. Eccentric, intelligent, and original, she was misunderstood by Boston's insular society and suffered the death of her only child. But in time came friendships, glittering and bohemian; world travels to Egypt and Syria; and collecting beautiful things. Henry James and John Singer Sargent--whose 1888 portrait of Gardner was a scandalous masterpiece--prized her friendship.
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Book Discussion | Histories of Ecological Design: An Unfinished Cyclopedia (in-person and online)


Lydia Kallipoliti's book presents conflicting definitions and concepts of architects and designers and the parallel histories of their intellectual positions toward environmental thought from the 19th century to today. To survey the formation of this field, the context is not exclusively examined chronologically, but also in connected worldviews, each rendering evolving perceptions of nature, its relation to culture, and the occupation of the planet by human and non-human subjects. The book showcases that ecological design starts with the reconceptualization of the world as a complex system of flows rather than a discrete compilation of objects, which visual artist and theorist György Kepes has described as one of the fundamental reorientations of the 20th century.
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Opera | Opera & Democracy: Listening in Exile


Ruth Schonthal and Erich Zeisl will be presented in a concert. Schonthal, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday in 2024, became an important figure in the New York music scene during her American exile. She composed several operas, including Princess Maleen, which will be heard in part. Zeisl, on the other hand, lived mainly on the West Coast, where he worked for the film and various educational institutions. Excerpts from his opera fragment Hiob, based on the famous novel by Joseph Roth and perhaps one of the most fascinating exile operas, will be performed next to Schonthal. Both works are largely unknown today, as are the biographies of their authors. Ruth Schonthal: Princess Maleen (Excerpts) Erich Zeisl: Hiob (Excerpts) Musicians: Manhattan School of Music
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Opera & Democracy: Listening in Exile

Classical Music | Language City by Ross Perlin (In Person AND Online!)


In Language City, Ross Perlin, co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance, follows six speakers of little-known and overlooked languages deep into their communities to learn how they are maintaining and reviving their languages against overwhelming odds. He also warns of the growing political threats and the onslaught of “killer languages” like English and Spanish. Most importantly, he shows how New York today is nothing less than a sanctuary of endangered languages. Perlin speaks with author Suketu Mehta about his race against time to map the little-known languages across the most linguistically diverse city in history.
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Poetry Reading | Of Tyrant: Poems of Fury and Tenderness


Leah Umansky's lyric examination of fury and tenderness of self in the world asks how it is that we go on living in this, “our riddle,” our crisis: “in the city of anarchy, in the veil,” when all else fails and the proverbial—and not so proverbial—tyrant of each moment takes all the airspace. When “courage is vulnerability,” and when “everyone else in the room seems to be “thumbing their anger, and carelessly flipping off the quiet,”
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Book Discussion | The Secret Life of Data: Navigating Hype and Uncertainty in the Age of Algorithmic Surveillance


How data surveillance, digital forensics, and generative AI pose new long-term threats and opportunities—and how we can use them to make better decisions in the face of technological uncertainty. With authors Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert.
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Classical Music | Miniatures for Strings


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Performance | The Perspective Project: Short Theater Works


The Outside/In ensemble creates community, connection and supports self-expression, providing rituals for success in the form of twice annual performances. Please come out and support the incredible ensemble as they present The Perspective Project. What is Outside/In? Stella Adler Arts Justice Division, created in 2001, identified a new strategic goal in 2013: to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Arts Justice soon became the leading arts program provider at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. As students were released from jail, we wanted the program to support them during their re-entry transition. Outside/In was created to allow students to continue the vital work that began inside rehabilitation and to support their transition to daily civilian life. Today Outside/In is a transitional company of 100 members who create new, short works inspired by their personal experiences and current social issues. Returning citizens who have previously been incarcerated and people in residential addiction recovery programs are eligible for Outside/In. Conservatory students and alumni who have a deeply vested interest in art, theater and social good may volunteer to support the ensemble.
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Woodwind Works by Bizet and More

Classical Music | Works by Cuban Composers for String Quintet


Toomai String Quintet. Program Yosvany Terry (b. 1972), New Work Keyla Orozco (b. 1969) El Canto de la Cigarra Adonis Gonzalez-Matos, Conga santiaguera Adonis Gonzalez-Matos, Interlude
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Performances, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, A Journey of Self-Discovery

Performance | Earth Day Expo 2024 Featuring 6 New Short Plays


Dr. Veeshan Narinesingh of Princeton University will speak. Performances: Before We Burn by Allie Costa Synopsis: In this time-bending tale, two women learn the fate of the land is in their hands. Dirt Farm by Scott Carter Cooper Synopsis: The southeastern part of Nebraska has been discovered as the United States’ richest area for niobium, a mineral that will aid in the battle against climate change. However, the mining of this mineral will destroy the way of life of the area residents. The possibility of imminent wealth puts life-long friends at odds.   It’s Elemental by Arianna Rose Synopsis: The gods of  earth, air, water and fire gather to determine the earth’s fate.  Everyone must confront their passions and prejudices as they prepare to vote. New York, 2098 by Kaley Mamo Synopsis: Polar opposite classmates Antoinette and Beth are stuck in a classroom as their school sinks. While Beth searches for a way out, Antoinette searches for a way to die with dignity, and their two perspectives inevitably come to a head. Kaley Mamo is a playwright and screenwriter from Katonah, New York. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from Columbia University. She is a current MFA candidate in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she writes futuristic stories for the present moment. She lives in Brooklyn.   Splish Splash by Charles Leipart Synopsis:  A couple sit on their high-rise balcony in their galoshes observing the effects of a rising sea level and climate change.   The Kvetching Tree by Helen Cheng Mao Synopsis: Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s classic The Giving Tree,“The Kvetching Tree” explores the lifelong friendship between a tree and a child. Over many years, they spend time together while the tree offers advice, sets limits, and engages the person in an ongoing discussion about the environment.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Earth Day Expo 2024 Featuring 6 New Short Plays

Play | Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"


Two upper class aristocrats fake identities in pursuit of love, or something like it, resulting in misadventure, misbehavior, and the most mild-mannered smackdowns. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"

Master Class | Piano Master Class


Piano Master Class with Carlo Guaitoli.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Piano Master Class

Concert | Singer and Filmmaker Explore Identity, Displacement and Belonging


Multidimensional singer, artist, and music producer Alanna Stuart and award-winning interdisciplinary artist A.S.M. Kobayashi each create distinct and symbiotic works that explore identity, displacement, and belonging, drawing from their wide-ranging experiences and constantly evolving approaches. Stuart’s new piece explores the breadth of electronic-based sonic expression emerging from Canada's queer and femme dancehall diaspora and features the full repertoire of To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, her debut solo record of femmehall works—Jamaican-inspired reimaginings of songs by female musicians. Kobayashi shares an excerpt of her live documentary Electric Neon Clock which incorporates the case files of her Canadian relatives of Japanese heritage forcibly relocated and dispossessed during WWII. Using video, sound, interviews, performance and a substantial photo archive, she welcomes audiences to assess the custodial file and interpret and humanize its contents.
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Plays, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Emotional Drama
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Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Symphonic Works at a Major NYC Hall
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Performances, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, A Comedy About Having Kids
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