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Sun, October 20, 2019. New York is full of wonderful things to do beyond the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, etc. Go off the beaten path and find hidden treasures which cost you nothing, but are extremelly enjoyable and much less crowded then famous tourist spots.

Experience New York with no lines and no hassle.  Our site tells yiou all about free tours, free concerts, free movies, free theater performances, free dsicussions, etc. you can take advantage of whether you live in the city or spend just a couple of days here.

DOWNTOWN

First, go Downtown and see where New York began: visit City Hall, view the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, walk by the fortification that was intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, bike (or just walk) along Hudson River passing all those beautiful Battery Park City Parks with their impressive open space design and public sculptures, sit down for a pleasant meal at one of small Financial Center eateries, go inside the Palm Atrium and take a look at the 9/11 memorial from there.

Then tour New York's beautiful City Hall free of charge. New York City Hall is 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. The tours that do not require reservations, but do require a signup, are run on Wednesdays at noon. The registration takes place on the day of the tour between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM. You will need an advanced reservation for Thursday tours. They take place at 10 am for groups and at 10:30 am for individuals.

Your next adventure is to see the Statue of Liberty, but we do not reccomend to take the Statue of Liberty Ferry.
The best way to see the Statue of Liberty is to take a 25-minute water trip from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island by free-of-charge Staten Island Ferry. On a way there the Statue of Liberty will attract your undivided attention. On the way back (another 25 min) you will not be able to take your eyes off the stunning vistas of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. The ferry runs every 30 min most part of the day. It runs more often during rush hours: 7 am - 8:45 am and between 5 pm and 6:45 pm; but the ferries are packed during rush hour trips; this is not a good time to take a leisurely ride.

Go West young woman (or man) once you are back on Manhattan Island: pass Battery Park (you may want to stop at the Castle Clinton - no connection with the President's family).

UPTOWN
Your Uptown trip should include a walk around Columbia University Campus, visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and mostly overlooked gem that the Riverside Church is.

Walk around Columbia University Campus
The University founded as King’s College in 1754. It's historic main campus consists of 71 buildings on 36 acres and was originally designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. Low Memorial Library is our favorite building there. If you are not sure you want to go all the way uptown to see it, you may take a virtual tour at http://www.columbia.edu/acis/tour/start.html

And if you decide that Uptown does worth your time, then there are two other sites you do have to pay a visit to: Riverside Church and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
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121  Best Free Events, Best Free Things to Do in New York City, NYC

We all know that best things in life are free, but nowhere it's true more than in New York (NYC).  Take a look at those free 121  events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- October 20, 2019 and on...
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Festival | Open House New York -- an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city
Every October, Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 20
10:00 am

to 8:00 pm

Free

Festivals, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Open House New York -- an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city
Tour | Architecture Tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is an Open House New York participant this year, offering free architecture tours highlighting the campus’s notable features such as the Core Building designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Kevin Roche, and lauded environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones. The tour will offer a unique architectural encounter with the Museum, engaging visitors to explore how concepts of public memory, Jewish architecture, and the history of the Holocaust converge in a single space. Start times: 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1:30 PM.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 20
11:00 am

Free

Tours, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Architecture Tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Classical Music | Organ Recital: Performance By Renowned British Organist
Organist David Briggs is regarded as one of the world's finest improvisors, and now works as a concert organist. Briggs is a composer of choral and organ music, and has also transcribed many orchestral works into versions for solo organ, as well as many of Pierre Cochereau's recorded improvisations. In 1983 he received the Countess of Munster Award to study Interpretation and Improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris, with whom he furthered in his interest in the art of improvisation by his transcriptions of the recordings of the late Pierre Cochereau. Transcribing the remarkable improvisations from Cochereau's cassette recordings took eleven years. Briggs' subsequent performances and recordings of them earned him his initial acclaim. He was also the first British organist to win the Tournemire prize for improvisation at the St Albans International Organ Festival.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 20
4:45 pm

to 5:45 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Organ Recital: Performance By Renowned British Organist
Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and more
Phillip Dyson, piano. Program Brahms Rhapsody, op. 79 no. 2 Beethoven Appassionata Sonata, op. 57 Debussy Clair de Lune Jerome Kern/Mayerl Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Cole Porter/Mayerl Anything Goes Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2 Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite Selection Erik Satie Je te veux Irving Berlin/Mayerl Cheek to Cheek Scott Joplin Pine Apple Rag George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue About the Musician Pianist Phillip Dyson has been described as "brilliant", with a "wonderfully dry, very British sense of humour (Gramophone). He has performed with many of the UK's finest symphony orchestras, including: the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall among others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 20
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and more
Jazz | Jazz Band: Baritone, Guitar and Bass
Jazz baritone E.J. Decker performs from jazz through folk to '50s R&B and blues. From 2005 to 2014, E.J. brought together a revolving cast of more than 160 of NY's top jazz artists in the annual The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11. Guitarist and singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide.) Chris has performed with Norah Jones and John Hammond, as well as jazz legends Annie Ross and drummer Al Foster (Miles Davis). Jazz bassist Hilliard Greene performs widely in recitals, nightclubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), recording studios, radio and television throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, the West Indies and South America. Hilliard performed and recorded with Jimmy Scott for 20+ years and was his Musical Director from 1995 to 2013.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 20
7:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Jazz Band: Baritone, Guitar and Bass

Monday, October 21, 2019

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 21
1:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Author Reading | New York City Anonymous: Photographs/2008-2018
Photographer Craig Bagno will present and sign his new book. Bagno offers an alternative perspective on New York City, one that focuses on solitude and quiet, fleeting moments often missed. In his signature style, he assumes the perspective of a passerby, a shadowy apparition-- positioned between, beside, behind--often depicting others as they turn away, hurry past, and wander off.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 21
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, New York City Anonymous: Photographs/2008-2018
Author Reading | David Ben-Gurion: A Biography of the Founder of Israel
As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he thereupon took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israel's independence, and navigated his country through wars, controversies and remarkable achievements. And yet Ben-Gurion remains an enigma--he could be driven and imperious, or quizzical and confounding. In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian Tom Segev uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 21
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, David Ben-Gurion: A Biography of the Founder of Israel
Film | Representation and the Femme Body Part 2: Screening of feminist classic Working Girls
BFA Photography and Video presents the second in its two-part series exploring labor, equity, representation and the femme body, co-organized by artist, producer and program alumnus Zackary Drucker and chair Joseph Maida. This screening of Lizzie Borden's feminist classic Working Girls will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker moderated by Drucker. A reception will follow.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 21
7:00 pm

Free

Films, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Representation and the Femme Body Part 2: Screening of  feminist classic Working Girls

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
Film | Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 121 min. Director: Dexter Fletcher. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rocketman has grossed $192 million worldwide against its $40 million budget.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
12:00 pm

Free

Films, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John
Author Reading | Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See
From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than 25 years, an enchanting new novel shows us the Met that the public doesn’t see. Taking us behind the Picassos and the Vermeers, behind the Temple of Dendur and the American wing, Christine Coulson has crafted an intimate tribute to the museum.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See
Author Reading | Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)
What is the connection between a rise in the number of random attacks against Jews on the streets of France and strategically planned terrorist acts targeting the French population at large? Before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan night club, and others made international headlines, Marc Weitzmann had noticed a surge of seemingly random acts of violence against the Jews of France. His new book proposes that both the small-scale and large-scale acts of violence have their roots in not one, but two very specific forms of populism: an extreme and violent ethos of hate spread among the Muslim post-colonial suburban developments on the one hand, and the deeply-rooted French ultra-conservatism of the far right. Weitzmann's on-the-ground reporting is woven throughout with the history surrounding the legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and Gaullist "Arab-French policy."    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)
Author Reading | Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse
Welcome award-winning actor John Lithgow, who will be reading and signing his newest book, a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse
Screening | Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri
Ernie Kovacs transformed television in its early days; Anita O'Day brought a new spirit to the art of jazz singing; and Lee Liberace dramatically performed himself even more then he performed classical piano pieces. All three were born in 1919, as were Art Blakey, George Shearing, and Betty Garrett. This program will feature all these performers at their best. This is a "Scenes Through the Cinema Lens" event.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 22
7:30 pm

Free

Screenings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
Lecture | The Border is Back: Immigration Discourse, Policy, and Outcomes in Europe and the United States
Speaker Martin Schain is Professor of Politics Emeritus at New York University. He is the author of The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain and the United States: A Comparative Study (New York: Palgrave, 2008/2012); co-author and editor of Comparative Federalism: The US and EU in Comparative Perspective (Oxford, 2006), Shadows Over Europe: The Development and Impact of the Extreme Right in Europe (Palgrave, 2002) and Europe Without Borders: Remapping Territory, Citizenship, and Identity in a Transnational Age (Johns Hopkins, 2003).    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
4:30 pm

Free

Lectures, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, The Border is Back: Immigration Discourse, Policy, and Outcomes in Europe and the United States
Discussion | Repurposing Sustainable Fashion: Clothing and Textile Waste and Reuse
A panel on the complex relationship between fashion, globalization, sustainability, and the environment. Panelists include: -Hanna Rose Shell (Associate Professor, Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, U-C Boulder, and author of the forthcoming Shoddy: Textiles, Technology, and Identity) -Adam Baruchowitz (Wearable Collections, Founder and CEO) -Idania del Rio & Leire Fernandez (Clandestina Co-Founders) They will discuss the complex relationship between fashion, globalization, sustainability, and the environment. Refreshments to follow.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
5:15 pm

Free

Discussions, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Repurposing Sustainable Fashion: Clothing and Textile Waste and Reuse
Opening Reception | Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward:
For more than 120 years, the Forward has given an eager American Jewish audience a unique mix of news, culture and opinion. Published on the Lower East Side beginning in 1897, this Yiddish-language newspaper had a circulation of more than 275,000 in its heyday. Now a digital-only publication appearing in both English and Yiddish, the Forward maintains a vast archive tracing the history of the printed publication and the stories it covered. Pressed dives into this archive, presenting a selection of metal plates used to print images in the paper, along with contemporary prints made, using the historic plates, with traditional equipment at Bowne & Co., Stationers. For some, the pages of the Forward on which the images once appeared will be displayed alongside these images. Together these pictures of strikes and activists, Yiddish theater stars and baseball players, daily life and historic moments, present the history of this singular publication, its audience and Jewish life in America and around the world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward:
Classical Music | Sonatenabend performs
Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Sonatenabend performs
Author Reading | The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay
Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman--economists who revolutionized the study of inequality--present a visionary blueprint for tax reform that can allow a more democratic and equal system to prevail. Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis in their new book, Saez and Zucman offer a comprehensive review of America's tax system, demonstrating how the ultra-rich pay less in taxes while working-class Americans have been asked to pay more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay
Author Reading | Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis
Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States--they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor, only to be rejected as an "enemy alien" because he was German. He was soon recruited to the OSS, the country's first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler's last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a goldmine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory, Freddy was captured by the Gestapo and tortured and waterboarded for days. Remarkably, he persuaded the Nazi commander for the region to surrender, completing one of the most successful OSS missions of the war. With author Eric Lichtblau, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 23
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Classical Music | Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok
Rolf Schulte, violin; James Winn, piano. Renowned for his expressive recording of Elliot Carter's Violin Concerto, Rolf Schulte has been hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the most distinguished violinists of our day." Pianist James Winn has appeared frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the New York City Ballet and the New York New Music Ensemble.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok
Classical Music | A Grand 19C instrument: Liszt Organ
At the middle of the 19th Century, the US Mason & Hamlin Company developed a grand, complex, pump organ to compete with a formidable rival that had arisen in Europe, the European harmonium. Called the Liszt Organ, this new instrument featured over 15 stops -- like the pipe organ -- that offered a variety of contrasting tonal colors. Wodehouse will play selections for the Liszt Organ that were specifically fashioned to exploit the richness and complexity of the American-designed instrument. Pianist, harmoniumist and pianolist Artis Wodehouse has devoted her career to reclaiming music and instruments from the past and to performing new and neglected music. The New York Times has cited her as a "savior of the old and neglected". She has brought forgotten music back to life by such masters for the harmonium as Arthur Bird,Theodore Dubois and Eugene Gigout, and Americans George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, A Grand 19C instrument: Liszt Organ
Jazz | The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist
Jazz musician Burt Eckoff will give a performance of selected music of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), one of the most unusual and unique pianists in Jazz music. Monk's original songs, such and Round Midnight, Blue Monk, and In Walked Bud are considered classics, and are known worldwide. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he helped shape the movement known as "Be-Bop" in the 1940s. In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz". Burt Eckoff began playing piano at age 5, turning professional as a teen at Providence, RI's Celebrity Club before moving to Boston and then New York City to study music. Between the mid 1960's and the mid 1990's, he played regularly with an impressive list of prominent jazzmen, including Howard McGhee, Art Blakey, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, Maynard Ferguson and such outstanding vocalists as Dionne Warwick, Dakota Staton and the Drifters.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist
Film | Toxic Reigns of Resentment: The Promises of Modernity
Sjoerd van Tuinen and Jurgen Schaflechner will present their film Toxic Reigns of Resentment featuring Wendy Brown, Grayson Hunt, Rahel Jaeggi, Alexander Nehamas, Robert Pfaller, Gyan Prakash, Peter Sloterdijk, and Sjoerd van Tuinen. After the fall of the Soviet empire and the triumph of global capitalism, modernity appeared to keep its dual promise of liberty and equality. The spreading of human rights and democratic forms of government were intrinsically linked to free flows of global capital and free markets. Supported by technological developments and an ever-increasing digitalization of daily life, the future contained the promise of abundance and recognition for all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
6:00 pm

Free

Films, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Toxic Reigns of Resentment: The Promises of Modernity
Talk | Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince
From 1960 to 1976, Annette Meyers scheduled the appointments, transcribed the memos, and took down the messages, as her boss brought Cabaret, Company, Follies, and other legendary Prince productions to Broadway. For this special program, Meyers and other people who worked as Prince's assistant step out of the office and onto the stage to share their untold stories and insights on the making of theatre history. Harold Prince was a theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. Over the span of his career, he garnered 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Talks, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince
Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). "Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?" said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. "It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity." Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Lecture | Affection and Survival: Primo Levi and Friendship in the Camp
Affection is a lesser known aspect of the human and Jewish experience in the camps. Mostly it is related to the fractured past of which the camp is the present. Having written some of the essential pages on the human experience in the Lager, Primo Levi continued contemplating and writing about it throughout his life. This talk will question affection in Levi’s writing and its place in the camp as a strategy of survival. Affection saves, but it also prompts Levi’s internal inquiry that leads to the heart of his defining conceptual innovation: the Gray Zone. Speaker Uri S. Cohen teaches Hebrew and Italian literature at Tel Aviv University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Affection and Survival: Primo Levi and Friendship in the Camp
Jazz | A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist
Trained as an opera singer before turning to jazz, Brooklyn-based artist Melanie Charles has been making waves with her voice and versatility. Deemed "one of the most dynamic vocal pipes ever witnessed" by KariJazz, Charles can channel Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson as well her Haitian roots in one rousing and unequivocally unique concert. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and collaborated with artists such as SZA, Jean Grae, and the Gorillaz. Tonight, Charles showcases her jazz-rooted, lo-fi multi-media experience in this captivating performance at the Atrium.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist
Classical Music | Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more
Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim performs works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim has performed with the Tulsa Opera, the Union Avenue Opera, the New Rochelle Opera, the Opera in the Heights, the Regina Opera, the Chelsea Opera, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. In 2018, he made his tenor debut as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Regina Opera Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 24
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more

Friday, October 25, 2019

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 25
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
Workshop | The Artistic B&W Opportunities in Travel Photography
What is the appeal of black and white? With so much development and technology applied to color, why do some photographers decide to work with shades of gray? There has to be some strong reason for this decision. Could it be a desire to explore new styles, to express ourselves more artistically or the desire to inspire and challenge our audiences with a more dramatic way of looking at the world In this talk, Ossian Lindholm will tell you about situations that offer opportunities to view in shades of gray, in which situations the B&W reigns with respect to color, and why B&W photography adds a new motivation to capture new images during our outings.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 25
12:00 pm

Free

Workshops, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, The Artistic B&W Opportunities in Travel Photography
Discussion | Music Listening Series: Domenico Cimarosa, an Italian composer of the Neapolitan school
What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions. Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801) was an Italian composer of the Neapolitan school. He wrote more than eighty operas, the best known of which is Il matrimonio segreto (1792); most of his operas are comedies    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 25
5:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Music Listening Series: Domenico Cimarosa, an Italian composer of the Neapolitan school
Screening | Sex, Drugs & Art: Renowned Short Films
Artist and filmmaker Tessa Hughes-Freeland presents a group of her renowned short films in the Cinema of Transgression canon, which were made in the 1980s. Included are Baby Doll, a docu-portrait of two girls who worked as strippers, as well as Play Boy, a collage film made from footage scavenged from 42nd Street at a time when film was being discarded in favor of videotape. Total running time: 54 minutes. Q&A to follow with the artist and Ed Halter, critic and curator living in New York City, and a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 25
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Sex, Drugs & Art: Renowned Short Films
Classical Music | Chamber Sinfonia Performs Works by Haydn and more
MSM Chamber Sinfonia; Bernard Labadie, conductor. Orchestra of St. Luke's Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie has established himself worldwide as a leading conductor of Baroque and Classical repertoire, regularly performing in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and on the podiums of leading North American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic. Program Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, "Drumroll" Other works TBA    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Chamber Sinfonia Performs Works by Haydn and more

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Festival | 7th Annual Harvest Festival
One of the garden's biggest events of the year, the Harvest Festival is a magical day full of free fun and activities for everyone to enjoy from delicious snacks to pumpkin decorating, face painting, crafts and more! Costumes encouraged.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 26
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, 7th Annual Harvest Festival
Play | The Wolves: A New Drama
A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 26
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Classical Music | Beethoven and Haydn String Quartets
Among the Library's treasures is a draft of the Declaration of Independence. The same longing for liberty and equality that inspired Thomas Jefferson also inspired composers of the enlightenment to invent a revolutionary new genre of music: the string quartet. The New York Classical Players perform quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, accompanied by recitations of writings by Jefferson, Schiller, and Locke. Beethoven and Haydn manuscripts will be displayed in a special lobby case display.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 26
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Beethoven and Haydn String Quartets
Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Aaron Copland
Led by music director David Hayes, the Mannes Orchestra takes stage for a one-of-a-kind concert honoring Aaron Copland's legacy as a visionary composer and citizen-artist. This special performance features landmark works by Copland, as well as a newly devised dramatic work based on Copland's testimony during the 1953 anti-communist hearings on "un-American activities." All Aaron Copland Program Lincoln Portrait Art in an Uneasy World Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3 About the Performers Known for their bold and adventurous programming, the Mannes Orchestra has been hailed by The New York Times as an orchestra whose quality is "a revelation"," and for their "intensity of focus." The 2019/20 Season features many exciting performances, collaborations, and projects, including performances at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School, and appearances with the Mannes Opera at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 26
7:30 pm

$6.5, first come...

Concerts, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Orchestral Works by Aaron Copland

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 27
11:00 am

Free

Tours, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Play | The Wolves: A New Drama
A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 27
1:00 pm

Free

Plays, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Classical Music | Works By Ravel and Debussy For Piano, Violin and Cello
Performers Kevun Zhu, violin (Winner of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition); Sebastian Stoger, cello (Winner of the "From The Top" Jack Cooke Artist Award); Yannick Rafalimanana, piano (Winner of the Instrumental Ravel Academy's Rotary Lions Competition). Program: M. Ravel Tzigane C. Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) for violin and piano C. Debussy Sonata for cello and piano in D minor I. Prologue Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto II. Serenade Moderement anime III. Finale Anime, leger et nerveux C. Debussy Beau soir M. Ravel Piano Trio in A minor for piano, violin and cello I. Modere II. Pantoum (Assez vif) III. Passacaille (Tres large) IV. Final (Anime)    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 27
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Works By Ravel and Debussy For Piano, Violin and Cello
Concert | Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites
A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you! Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you've been working on. Hostess Arianna Armon (the "Bel Canto and Can Belto" coloratura soprano from The Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, New York's Second Act Series, and Ponycon's "Lady Aria") will be on mic to guide singers and performers throughout the evening. At the piano will be Rachel Kaufman, who has music directed and/or played for over 200 musicals world-wide, including tours of Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't Misbehavin', and Smokey Joe's Cafe.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 27
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites

Monday, October 28, 2019

Discussion | Asia First, Europe Second? Balance of Power Theory and Regional Prioritization in US Grand Strategy
Why does the United States prioritize Europe or East Asia? So far, students of US grand strategy have failed to give this question the attention it deserves, let alone provide a convincing answer. But scholars cannot stay out of this debate any longer. The 2017 US National Security Strategy speaks of the erosion of America's competitive edge, and warns about how Russian revisionism and China's rise threaten the balance of power in Europe and East Asia. With: -- Luis Simon is a professor in International Security at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and director of the Brussels office of the Elcano Royal Institute. -- Linde Desmaele is a doctoral fellow at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and a researcher at the KF-VUB Korea Chair.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
12:10 pm

Free

Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Asia First, Europe Second? Balance of Power Theory and Regional Prioritization in US Grand Strategy
Concert | Music By Broadway Composers Sung By Broadway Vocalists
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. The evening will spotlight the songs of Anthony Nunziata. As a singer-songwriter Anthony tours extensively across the country and around the world, recently appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and is featured in the Netflix film The Last Laugh opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Music By Broadway Composers Sung By Broadway Vocalists
Book Discussion | Kasebier Takes Berlin: The Weimar Republic and Satire in Times of Crises
This event will focus on Sophie Duvernoy's new translation of Gabriele Target's Kasebier Takes Berlin and the vital function of satire in times of crises, both in democratic societies of the past and today. Dubrnoy will be in conversation with Eric Jarosinski and Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Kasebier Takes Berlin: The Weimar Republic and Satire in Times of Crises
Play | The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn
A couple must grapple with grief, guns and porn when a magazine arrives addressed to their murdered son. Written by Christie Perfetti Williams.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn
Author Reading | I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s
Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York's Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naivete and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s
Talk | William Bernheim: Survival Story and Artist's Journey
William Bernheim was born in Lodz, Poland on December 13, 1922. Bernheim lived alone in the Lodz Ghetto from 1941 until 1942, after the Nazis separated him from his mother. He wrote poetry and made drawings in the Ghetto until he was sent to work in several Polish ammunition factories and then Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He remained there until liberated by the American Third Army on April 11, 1945. In 1966, Mr. Bernheim began painting still lifes and landscapes in oils. He attended the Art Students League of New York and has completed numerous Holocaust-related works of art. Bernheim will share his story and how his artwork has grown and expanded since then. His artwork and story can be seen in his book My Story: From Hell to Rebirth.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 28
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, William Bernheim: Survival Story and Artist's Journey

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Discussion | Tax Strategies That Will Help You
Orume Hays, CPA, reviews available tax advantaged accounts: IRA's 401K's 529's HSAs and more, which will help the average taxpayer lower his or her annual tax bill. Learn which types of accounts are best for your needs at different stages of your life. Ms. Orume Hays Agbeyegbe is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA ) in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Her extensive finance and accounting experience includes working with small, medium, local, national, and international businesses.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 29
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Tax Strategies That Will Help You
Author Reading | Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry
A definitive account of the psychology of zealotry, from a National Book Award winner Robert Jay Lifton, a leading authority on the nature of cults, political absolutism, and mind control.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 29
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry
Dance Performance | Come Watch a Legend at Work: Dance and Film Icon Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer is one of the most iconic voices in postmodern dance and film. As part of her residency, Rainer will stage her most recent dance, Again? Now What?, with students in the Department of Dance for their upcoming concert at New York Live Arts (November 21 - 23). Preview the dance and experience Rainer in action, followed by a Q&A. Open Rehearsal.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 29
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Come Watch a Legend at Work: Dance and Film Icon Yvonne Rainer
Author Reading | Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a "black" father from the segregated South and a "white" mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of "black blood" makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations--but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 29
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
Author Reading | Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right
In 1981, emboldened by Ronald Reagan's election, a group of some fifty Republican operatives, evangelicals, oil barons, and gun lobbyists met in a Washington suburb to coordinate their attack on civil liberties and the social safety net. These men and women called their coalition the Council for National Policy. Over four decades, this elite club has become a strategic nerve center for channeling money and mobilizing votes behind the scenes. Its secretive membership rolls represent a high-powered roster of fundamentalists, oligarchs, and their allies. With author Anne Nelson.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 29
7:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lecture | Screening And Talk On Tap Dance Videos
Founder of the American Tap Dance Foundation and Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival, Tony Waag is an international ambassador of the form, receiving the Dance Magazine Award in 2014 for his countless contributions. Along with special guest Jane Goldberg, Waag will screen some of Goldberg's video archive. Known as "the hoofer with angst", Goldberg has performed her comedy/tap act, Rhythm & Schmooze, "topical tap with running commentary over the feet," in countless jazz, contemporary, and experimental venues throughout The United States, such as The Village Vanguard in NYC, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and Harvard University in Boston.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 30
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Lectures, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Screening And Talk On Tap Dance Videos
Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 30
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
Film | Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents (2019): Documentary
Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents tells the story of Hua Ze, an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings. Director: Risa Morimoto 53 min. Followed by a panel discussion with: -- Teng Biao, human rights lawyer; President, China Against the Death Penalty -- Hua Ze, human rights activist; Executive Director of a human rights organization (confidential for safety reasons) -- He Yang, documentary filmmaker; former human rights activist -- Moderated by: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 30
6:00 pm

Free

Films, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents (2019): Documentary
Author Reading | Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a "black" father from the segregated South and a "white" mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of "black blood" makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations--but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 30
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
Discussion | Futures of Counterterrorism
What should be the global response to emerging terrorist threats? JUN officials, top terrorism experts and faculty gather for a discussion of the future of counterterrorism. Moderator: Michael Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor, Center for Global Affairs With: Mary Beth Altier, Clinical Associate Professor at the Center for Global Affairs Melissa Salyk-Virk, Senior Policy Analyst, International Security Program, New America David Scharia, Chief of Branch, CTED Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group; Founder, The Soufan Center    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 30
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Futures of Counterterrorism

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Conference | Jewish Ghosts: Haunting and the Haunted in Literature and Culture
Throughout literature, art and culture, haunting is tapped to figure a number of topics and seems to recur in works by or referring to Jews. This conference aims to explore the many renditions of haunting which appear in the Jewish imaginary and in the imagination of Jews. What do these specters, haunted spaces and ghostly objects symbolize? What do they indicate about Jewish concepts of time and history? How might haunting act as a critical lens for understanding the Jewish experience?    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 31
9:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Conferences, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, Jewish Ghosts: Haunting and the Haunted in Literature and Culture
Classical Music | Cello Suites by J.S. Bach
Allen Whear, cello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord. A half century before the iconic cello suites of J.S. Bach, the violoncello was emerging as a potent solo instrument in Bologna. The Bolognese school of cello playing embraced alternate tunings. This program features a selection of Bolognese sonatas using this tuning, along with Bach's Fifth Suite in C Minor. Cellist Allen Whear has performed as soloist with Tafelmusik, the Brandenburg Collegium, Philadelphia Classical Symphony. He has appeared with Musica Antiqua Koln, the Vienna Boys Choir, Concert Royal, and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. A soloist and continuo player, Dongsok Shin has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 31
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, Cello Suites by J.S. Bach
Author Reading | Freud: An Intellectual Biography
Cutting through the tired cliches of the "Freud Wars," Joel Whitebook presents us with a radically new portrait of the founder of psychoanalysis. Because Whitebook is a philosopher as well as a psychoanalyst, he has been able to integrate many of the profound transformations that have taken place in psychoanalytic theory and practice, infant research, gender studies, philosophy, and critical theory since Ernest Jones and Peter Gay published their canonical studies in the last century.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 31
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, Freud: An Intellectual Biography
Play | The Wolves: A New Drama
A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 31
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama

Friday, November 1, 2019

Concert | An Effortless Blend of Styles from Indian Ragas to Appalachian Tunes
Yacouba Sissoko was born in Kita, Mali, to a well-known djely family. Djelys for centuries they have been the traditional musicians and keepers of the factual history and fables of past rulers, nobles, social groups and families. The kora was the traditional instrument that djelys played. Sissoko continues to blend effortlessly with other musical styles, whether it is performing Indian ragas or Appalachian tunes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 1
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 01, 2019, 11/01/2019, An Effortless Blend of Styles from Indian Ragas to Appalachian Tunes
Opening Reception | Andro Wekua: The Liminal Space Between Objectivity and Subjectivity
An exhibition of new work by Andro Wekua. Known for the multidisciplinary nature of his practice, Wekua has created a series of paintings and sculptures that continue his career-long exploration of the liminal space between objectivity and subjective interpretation. In works that are redolent with the artifacts of an ambiguous and undefined history, Wekua presents a series of tableaux that reveal themselves to us as emotionally familiar in spite of the artist's gestures of obfuscation and his conscious disavowal of the formal tropes of narrative.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 1
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, November 01, 2019, 11/01/2019, Andro Wekua: The Liminal Space Between Objectivity and Subjectivity
Talk | Listening Event: Beethoven's Late String Quartets
Something like a marathon, something like a wine-tasting, something like a book club, something like a sacred rite... This interactive listening event will explore some of the most profound and provocative music ever written: Beethoven's late string quartets.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 1
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, November 01, 2019, 11/01/2019, Listening Event: Beethoven's Late String Quartets

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Classical Music | Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13
Ludwig van Beethoven's favorite book was C.C. Sturm's Reflections On the Works of God, and His Providence Throughout All Nature, an almanac of daily essays on natural and scientific wonders. His String Quartet No. 13 with "Grosse Fuge" explores an equally wondrous variety of musical worlds. The New York Classical Players perform this late period masterwork, preceded by recitations from the Library's rare 19th century copy of Beethoven's favorite book.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 2
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 02, 2019, 11/02/2019, Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13
Concert | Korean Folk Songs
A Joyful and Exuberant Evening of Korean Traditional Music and Dance. The master performers of Jindo National Gugak Center, one of the foremost Korean traditional performing arts groups of Korea, is coming to New York. Along with the New York Korean Performing Arts Center, they will present an exciting curation of Korean folk music and dance that present the powerful dynamism and deeply established traditions of the Namdo (southern provinces) region of Korea.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 2
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 02, 2019, 11/02/2019, Korean Folk Songs

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Tour | Brooklyn Heights-"Forgotten by Time" Tour
This charming section overlooks New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan. A fascinating community of historic buildings, streets, and alleys pre-dating the Civil War.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 3
2:00 pm

$20, $5 for...

Tours, November 03, 2019, 11/03/2019, Brooklyn Heights-"Forgotten by Time" Tour
Classical Music | Baroque and Folk Music for Viola da Gamba Duo
Empire Viols (Martha McGaughey, Carlene Stober violas da gamba). A delectable afternoon of music for two viols. Enjoy exquisite bonbons by the peerless composers for viola da gamba Christopher Simpson, Johannes Schenck, and John Jenkins, as well as explorations of English and Eastern European folk music. Empire Viols focuses on the rich repertoire for two viols and harpsichord, expanding it with adventurous transcriptions of music originally for other instruments. The ensemble performs in the Northeast U.S. and beyond and was featured on composer Debra Kaye's debut CD, And So It Begins.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 3
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 03, 2019, 11/03/2019, Baroque and Folk Music for Viola da Gamba Duo

Monday, November 4, 2019

Staged Reading | The Force of Habit: Separated-at-Birth Siblings
When separated-at-birth siblings Felix and Hipolita are reunited, it's like The Parent Trap meets She's the Man. Written by Guillen de Castro y Bellvis    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 4
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, November 04, 2019, 11/04/2019, The Force of Habit: Separated-at-Birth Siblings

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Author Reading | Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Presents His Memoir Acid for the Children
Michael Peter Balzary, known professionally as Flea, is an Australian-American musician, singer and actor. He is best known as the bassist and founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He tells his story in this memoir. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 5
1:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Presents His Memoir Acid for the Children
Lecture | Monuments Without Heroes: Medardo Rosso and the Contemporary Origins of Modern Sculpture
Two decades after unification, Italy was characterized by uncertain nationalism and ambivalent internationalism. The generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Risorgimento was filled with hopes followed by disillusionment. The death of Risorgimento hero Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1882 intensified feelings of anxiety about Italy's future, which were compensated by an unusually large number of highly conventional monuments to the hero erected throughout Italy. Only one young, internationally-minded sculptor, Medardo Rosso (1858-1928), saw through the hollow official rhetoric by rejecting the tradition of heroic mythmaking in sculpture. This talk sheds light on unexplored aspects of Rosso's early political experience and his "counter-monuments", which intended to revolutionize the concept of the monument in modern times. His far-reaching ideas would only come to fruition a century later, finding sequelae in contemporary art. Speaker Sharon Hecker is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary Italian art.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 5
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Monuments Without Heroes: Medardo Rosso and the Contemporary Origins of Modern Sculpture

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Discussion | How To Find The Hidden Job Market
Only 10-14% of job seekers get a job through the internet and 40% get one through networking. Amy Geffen discusses how to do a Self-Assessment, Job Targeting, How to Get Meetings, 4 Ways to Expand your Network, Social Media, and Direct Mail. Amy Geffen, PhD, has thirty years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning. She is a Five O'Clock Club certified career coach. Currently she is Director of Professional Development for the Council for Economic Education in New York.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 6
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, How To Find The Hidden Job Market
Performance | Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show
A true story, where fiction is just background to scenes from real life narrated in this monologue as author Stefano Maria Palmitessa likes to call the memories, sensations, and jokes that the protagonist lived during her arduous childhood, spent alongside her gentle grandmother. Eleonora Micali - an actress from Lentini, Sicily - describes her first steps, that were then enriched by accumulated experiences during a long career of performing around the world, all told in this show, dense with literary transgressions, due to her distinctive fluency in many Italian dialects. In Italian and Sicilian with English supertitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 6
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Classical Music | Music in Midtown: Turina, Brahms, Shostakovich
Norman Carey, Executive Officer of The Graduate Center's PhD and DMA music programs, along with Francesca dePasquale and DMA alum, Miho Weber, will perform a program of works by Turina, Brahms and Shostakovich.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, Music in Midtown: Turina, Brahms, Shostakovich
Classical Music | Grammy Nominated Countertenor Performs Works by J.S.Bach
Ryland Angel, countertenor; Rick Erickson, harpsichord. A Grammy-nominated British counter-tenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. Rick Erickson is the Director of Bach Society Houston and Cantor at Christ the King Lutheran Church. He is also Instructor in music at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, Grammy Nominated Countertenor Performs Works by J.S.Bach
Talk | Celebrate Broadway's Show Boat!
In 1926, Edna Ferber published Show Boat, a tale of love and loss on a riverboat. A year later, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II transformed the novel into one of the first book musicals on Broadway. Harold Prince and Susan Stroman revived the show in 1994, enhancing and renewing its relevance. Stroman will be present to celebrate the legacy of Show Boat with readings, performances, and a dive into the archives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, Celebrate Broadway's Show Boat!
Discussion | How To Create A Positive Job Search No Matter What Your Age
In this interactive session Renee Rosenberg introduces 12 strategies for conducting a positive job search. Attend this session and learn why Renee believes "age is a mindset." Renee Lee Rosenberg has been a Clinical Career Counselor for over 25 years helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition and change. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the author of Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, How To Create A Positive Job Search No Matter What Your Age
Author Reading | When I Am Italian: A Complex Identity in America
Four women writers, scholars and friends discuss what it is to be Italian in America, what it means to write about this complex and sometimes confusing identity in the context of this book and their other works. Joanna Clapps Herman is the author of The Anarchist Bastard: Growing Up Italian in America and No Longer and Not Yet: Stories, both published by SUNY Press. She is also the coeditor (with Carol Bonomo Albright) of Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana and (with Lee Gutkind) Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American Writers. She lives in New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, When I Am Italian: A Complex Identity in America
Concert | Wandering Melodic Road: Music from an All-Female Korean Band
The all-female Korean band The Tune fills the stage with its experimental spirit and songs of South Korean. Featuring piano, percussion, traditional Korean string instruments, and vocals, this groundbreaking group combines shamanistic music with a contemporary sound, breathing new life into old musical stories.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 7
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 07, 2019, 11/07/2019, Wandering Melodic Road: Music from an All-Female Korean Band

Friday, November 8, 2019

Conference | Issues in Modern Philosophy
The conference in the series examines the development of a central philosophical problem from early modern philosophy to the present, exploring the evolution of formulations of the problem and of approaches to resolving it. By examining the work of philosophers of the past both in historical context and in relation to contemporary philosophical thinking, the conferences allow philosophy's past and present to illuminate one another.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 8
9:00 am

to 7:30 pm

Free

Conferences, November 08, 2019, 11/08/2019, Issues in Modern Philosophy
Conference | Rewiring Democracy: Beyond "Us" and "Them"
Our current moment is one in which our understanding of democracy is placed under critical pressure, making it increasingly difficult to divide the world into "them" and "us"-- and equally difficult to even know what is meant when we say "we." Whereas a certain modern tradition defies the political via the fundamental distinction between the friend and the enemy, such an opposition is much more complicated when democracy must think and deal with (1) climate change, (2) the refugee crisis, and (3) the rise of national populism. The purpose of this two-day event is to bring together thinkers from France, Europe, and the United States who work on the concept of democracy, at the intersection of several disciplines, especially philosophy, political science, ecology, sociology, literature, law, and cinema.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 8
9:15 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Conferences, November 08, 2019, 11/08/2019, Rewiring Democracy: Beyond "Us" and "Them"
Talk | The Life of James H. Williams, the Chief Porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps
In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878–1948), the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps―a multitude of Harlem-based black men whom he organized into the essential labor force of America’s most august railroad station. Washington reveals that despite the deeply racialized and often exploitative nature of the work, the Red Cap was a highly coveted job for college-bound black men determined to join New York’s bourgeoning middle class.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 8
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, November 08, 2019, 11/08/2019, The Life of James H. Williams, the Chief Porter of Grand Central Terminal&rsquo;s Red Caps
Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). “Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?” said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. “It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity.” Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 8
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, November 08, 2019, 11/08/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Conference | Rewiring Democracy: Beyond "Us" and "Them"
Our current moment is one in which our understanding of democracy is placed under critical pressure, making it increasingly difficult to divide the world into "them" and "us"-- and equally difficult to even know what is meant when we say "we." Whereas a certain modern tradition defies the political via the fundamental distinction between the friend and the enemy, such an opposition is much more complicated when democracy must think and deal with (1) climate change, (2) the refugee crisis, and (3) the rise of national populism. The purpose of this two-day event is to bring together thinkers from France, Europe, and the United States who work on the concept of democracy, at the intersection of several disciplines, especially philosophy, political science, ecology, sociology, literature, law, and cinema.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 9
10:30 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Conferences, November 09, 2019, 11/09/2019, Rewiring Democracy: Beyond "Us" and "Them"

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tour | Lower East Side-"Home of Immigrants" Tour
Highlights: The Eldridge Street Synagogue, birthplace of Eddie Cantor, tenements with Jewish Star designs, the old Forward newspaper building, Tenement Museum.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 10
2:00 pm

$20, $5 for...

Tours, November 10, 2019, 11/10/2019, Lower East Side-"Home of Immigrants" Tour
Performance | Storytelling: Tea in the Slammer
The gritty, true, sometimes hilarious journey of a convent-raised English woman who discovers a surprising use for her tea-making skills while working behind the razor wire as the Protestant chaplain at the largest men’s prison in Maryland. Part gripping storytelling, part eye-opening exposé, wholly enjoyable, this show charts storyteller Chaplain Geraldine Buckley’s introduction to the dark, dangerous world beyond the razor wire and how she won the trust of the troubled men locked up behind it. Unforgettable! Since leaving prison work, storyteller Geraldine Buckley has traveled extensively throughout the US telling stories and teaching workshops and has performed as far away as New Zealand. Geraldine has been featured twice at the National Storytelling Festival, is frequently heard on Sirius radio, and has received three Gold Awards from Storytelling World. She is known for telling true tales of her own inadvertent adventures that are designed to make audiences laugh and think.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 10
3:00 pm

Free

Performances, November 10, 2019, 11/10/2019, Storytelling: Tea in the Slammer

Monday, November 11, 2019

Film | More Than Honey (2012): Inside the Hive
An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. Director: Markus Imhoof 95 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 11
6:00 pm

Free

Films, November 11, 2019, 11/11/2019, More Than Honey (2012): Inside the Hive

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Discussion | Can Financial Planning Be Spiritual?
Do you consider yourself too "spiritual" to care about your finances? Think again! Hunter College Professor of Religion Constantina Rhodes introduces you to classic teachings on prosperity consciousness that can help you acquire a healthy, practical, courageous, and spiritually sound attitude toward your financial life. Based on Prof. Rhodes's original translations of ancient Sanskrit texts, this class offers basic concepts and guided exercises to help you remove debilitating blocks and take charge of your financial wellbeing. Constantina Rhodes, PhD teaches in the Program in Religion at CUNY's Hunter College and at the New York Open Center. She is the author of Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 12
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Can Financial Planning Be Spiritual?
Author Reading | And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
Lawrence Weschler’s And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? is a biographical memoir of his 35-year friendship with the late neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Upon its publication, Weschler joins in a discussion about “the poet laureate of medicine” (The New York Times) with Laura J. Snyder (author of Eye of the Beholder).    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 12
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Ailyn Perez
The second Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features award-winning American soprano Ailyn Perez, who regularly sings leading roles at the world's top opera houses, including the Met and La Scala. This season at the Met she will be Mimi in La Boheme (October 25-November 21) and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra (April 10-25).    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 12
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Ailyn Perez
Lecture | Dance Archives: performance, silent films, and more..
In an era before film, Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman helped invent American modern dance. These artists were also among the first donors to the NYPL dance archives. For this special program, dancer, researcher, and choreographer Adam Weinert hosts an archive dive, with live performances of long lost early modern dances, silent films, photographs, and commentary.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 12
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dance Archives: performance, silent films, and more..
Author Reading | Dictionary of the Undoing: In Defense of Words and Their Meaning
For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even indulgent. Action was the only reasonable response. He took to the streets in protest, and the sense of community and collective conviction felt right. But the assaults continued—on citizens’ rights and long-held compacts, on the core principles of our culture and civilization, and on our language itself. Words seemed to be losing the meanings they once had and Freeman was compelled to return to their defense. The result is his Dictionary of the Undoing.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 12
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dictionary of the Undoing: In Defense of Words and Their Meaning

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Screening | American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
A 1970 rehearsal of American Ballet Theatre's David Blair staging of Swan Lake, featuring Cynthia Gregory in the dual role of Odette/Odile. This is a film of an on-stage rehearsal, with piano music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 13
1:00 pm

Free

Screenings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
Lecture | Class Identities and Attitudes Towards Immigration and Race Among Working-Class Whites
With: Monica McDermott, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, and Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 13
4:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Class Identities and Attitudes Towards Immigration and Race Among Working-Class Whites

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Discussion | Afro Latin Perspectives in Jazz and Classical Music
In this conversation, Cristina Pato brings together the leaders of two organizations that have impacted her way of understanding diversity and visibility in jazz and classical music. Afa S. Dworkin is the President and Artistic Director of Sphinx Organization, founded in 1997 with the goal of addressing the underrepresentation of people of color in classical music. Arturo O'Farrill is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education and preservation of Afro Latin music. While learning about their programs, Cristina will engage Dworkin and O'Farrill in a conversation about diversity, inclusivity, and in/visibility in jazz and classical music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 14
11:30 am

Free

Discussions, November 14, 2019, 11/14/2019, Afro Latin Perspectives in Jazz and Classical Music
Classical Music | Works by Saint-Saens and Poulenc for French Horn
Douglas Lundeen, French horn; Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, piano perform French pieces written for the piston-valve French horn. The program includes music from Saint-Saens to Poulenc.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 14
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 14, 2019, 11/14/2019, Works by Saint-Saens and Poulenc for French Horn
Lecture | Tehran, Baghdad, and the Shia Pushback
This presentation will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of Shia fighters from two cities at the epicenter of the Sunni-Shia divide. Speaker Salar Abdoh is an Iranian novelist and essayist who has authored The Poet Game and Opium.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 14
4:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 14, 2019, 11/14/2019, Tehran, Baghdad, and the Shia Pushback

Friday, November 15, 2019

Discussion | How To Make A Good First Impression During A Job Interview
Career coach and recruiter Steven Davis will discuss how to use your resume, LinkedIn, and interviewing skills to create a powerful first impression needed to secure a job offer Steven Davis has coached thousands of business and technology professionals for over 20 years as Practice Director in global technology recruiting firms and as a Career Counselor and Coach. His strengths include improving upward mobility and making a difference in careers. He's also a Coach for the JPMorgan Chase Expert Engineer (E2) Program, which is a key leadership program aimed at developing and retaining top performing technical talent across the global Investment Bank Technology group.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 15
12:00 pm

to 1:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, How To Make A Good First Impression During A Job Interview
Lecture | "in her arms she holds them": condoned kinship structures in a poetic Jewish/Black marriage...
In this talk, New Kinship Structures in New American Poetry, Elizabeth Goetz investigates the various views that Hettie Jones, a helpmeet Jewish woman, and LeRoi Jones, an FBI-targeted African American man later known as Amiri Baraka, present of their interracial marriage and their shared social scene. Reading texts written by LeRoi, Hettie, and the friends, like Frank O'Hara, who were their literary interlocutors together illuminates the inequalities their kinship structures, though inclusive in many ways, nevertheless condoned. She argues that the intertextual poetic network constituted by these texts serves as a metaphor for the alternative kinship network of friends and lovers it portrays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 15
4:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, "in her arms she holds them": condoned kinship structures in a poetic Jewish/Black marriage...
Theater | Shakespeare's Measure For Measure
The Public's acclaimed Mobile Unit presents a bold new production of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure directed by LA Williams. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal the injustices of our justice system, and how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The Public Theater's Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp's "Mobile Theater," which began in 1957. Papp's original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater's work to this day. The Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 15
7:00 pm

Free

Theaters, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, Shakespeare's Measure For Measure
Concert | Grammy-Nominated Percussionist and Songwriter
Grammy-nominated, Puerto Rican percussionist, songwriter, and producer brings powerful horns, crisp vocals, and deep rhythms to our signature salsa series. Bonilla, who performed in On Your Feet on Broadway, is one of Latin music's most in-demand musicians, having played with Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Cachao, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Celia Cruz. He returns to the Atrium to celebrate his new album, Infinito, a tribute to the golden era of salsa with a modern production twist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 15
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, Grammy-Nominated Percussionist and Songwriter

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Classical Music | Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist
Radoslaw Sobczak performs two epic, romantic sonatas by revolutionary Polish composers Karol Szymanowski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 16
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 16, 2019, 11/16/2019, Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist
Author Reading | Waiting for Bojangles: In Love With His Wife
Olivier Bourdeaut presents his debut novel. Told from the perspective of a young boy who idolizes his parents--and from George's journals, detailing his epic love story with his wife--Waiting for Bojangles is a "lighthearted and yet sorrowful tale" (San Francisco Chronicle) that will stay with you long after the final page.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 16
4:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 16, 2019, 11/16/2019, Waiting for Bojangles: In Love With His Wife

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tour | Chinatown/Little Italy-"Ethnic Contrasts" Tour
Highlights: The MOCA Museum, the Italian American Museum, the old Police Headquarters, an 18th Century Sephardic Jewish Burial Ground.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 17
2:00 pm

$20, $5 for...

Tours, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Chinatown/Little Italy-"Ethnic Contrasts" Tour

Monday, November 18, 2019

Opera | A Furiosus Preview: Roberto Scarcella Perino's Opera Comes to New York
Composer Roberto Scarcella Perino's latest opera Furiosius, based on Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, with a libretto by Flora Gagliardi, will receive its American premiere in May 2020. The composer will be giving a presentation of the work in the company of Professors Eugenio Refini and Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), featuring selections of the opera performed by tenor Michele Angelini.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 18
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 18, 2019, 11/18/2019, A Furiosus Preview: Roberto Scarcella Perino's Opera Comes to New York
Reading | NYU Writes: A Celebration of Writers and Writing at NYU with Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides, and More
Enjoy readings from NYU's creative writing faculty, including: Jeffrey Eugenides Jonathan Safran Foer Terrance Hayes Yusef Koumunyakaa Nick Laird Sharon Olds Zadie Smith Moderated by Deborah Landau    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 18
7:00 pm

Free

Readings, November 18, 2019, 11/18/2019, NYU Writes: A Celebration of Writers and Writing at NYU with Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides, and More
Classical Music | Baroque and Renaissance Music for Brass Ensemble
The "six superb brass players" of The Brass Project (Philadelphia Enquirer) are breathing new life into the brass ensemble, both through their own arrangements of Baroque and Renaissance music and through the nearly 40 short new works they have commissioned from a diverse range of established and emerging composers. Hear the brass ensemble redefined. Program J. S. Bach Excerpts from Art of Fugue English Renaissance music Gabriella Smith Strobe Reena Esmail Tuttarana Michael Thomas Foumai Psalm Kinan Abou-Afach Exodus The Brass Project: Theo Van Dyck, trumpet Brian Olson, trumpet Cort Roberts, horn Daniel Schwalbach, trombone Oliver Barrett, trombone Jake Fewx, tuba Doors open at 6:45 pm. First come, first seated.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 18
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 18, 2019, 11/18/2019, Baroque and Renaissance Music for Brass Ensemble

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lecture | Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake
Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, speaker Patty Chang has been exhibited at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the Times Museum in Guangzhou, China; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 19
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake
Lecture | Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer
Thomas Z. Shepard, legendary record producer of dozens of Broadway's most beloved cast albums, will present an interactive sound salon of Harold Prince Broadway hits. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of Prince hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the Library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock's home recordings, Jerome Robbins' choreography notes, Stephen Sondheim's discarded drafts, memos, models, manuscripts, and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 19
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Classical Music | Music in Midtown: Rorem, Schumann, Bartok, Mozart
A chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of musicians from the DMA performance program. Performers include Han Chen, piano; Julia Danitz, violin; Isabel Fairbanks, violoncello; Graeme Johnson, clarinet; Jeremy Kienbaum, viola; Jocelyn Lai, piano; Clare Monfredo, violoncello; Alexandra Smither, soprano; Alexei Tartakovsky, piano; Johnna Wu, violin; Fifi Zhang, piano; and Stephanie Zyzak, violin. Works presented include Ariel Songs by Ned Rorem, Robert Schumann's Piano Trio in D Minor Opus 63, Bela Bartok's Sonata No. 1, Sz.75, for Violin and Piano and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat K. 493.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 21
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Music in Midtown: Rorem, Schumann, Bartok, Mozart
Opening Reception | Keith Sonnier: Rarely Seen Seminal Work
An exhibition of rarely seen seminal work by Keith Sonnier. Large scale works from the ongoing series Ba-O-Ba, which the artist began in 1968, utilize large panes of glass and Sonnier's signature neon tubing in a geometric composition that forms a confluence between the sculpture and the gallery wall and floor. Based on the Greek mathematical theory of the Golden Ratio, the series takes its title from the Haitian French dialect in Sonnier's native Louisiana for 'bath of color' or 'light bath.' They are quintessential examples of Sonnier's ability to masterfully synthesize architecture and light, speaking to a formal inventiveness that has defined nearly six decades of work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 21
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Keith Sonnier: Rarely Seen Seminal Work
Book Discussion | Roma | New York: An Interpretative Widening of Art History
Considering the activity of the numerous foundations that contributed in spreading new expressive languages, today appears to be a fundamental operation in view of an interpretative widening of art history. Starting from this consideration, this publication - in two volumes - traces the path of the Murray and Isabella Rayburn Foundation, established in New York in 1982 with the aim of promoting Italian art in the United States. A panel featuring: Emily Braun, CUNY Germano Celant, art historian, critic, curator Laura Mattioli, Founder of CIMA Isabella Del Frate Rayburn, IDF Art Consultants Giorgio Spanu, Olnick Spanu    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 21
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Roma | New York: An Interpretative Widening of Art History
Discussion | The Prospects for Cyber Peace
What might a positive cyber peace look like, and how might we get there? At the end of the day, what is the best we can hope for in terms of "peace" on the Internet? Too often cyber peace is measured as a negative - as the absence or end of cyber attacks. Although certainly desirable, such an outcome is politically and technically unlikely, at least in the near term. Instead, what might a positive cyber peace look like, and how might we get there? At the end of the day, what is the best we can hope for in terms of "peace" on the Internet? This panel of distinguished speakers will provide their perspectives on the prospects for cyber peace. Introduction: Pano Yannakogeorgos, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs Moderator: Christopher Ankersen, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 21
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, The Prospects for Cyber Peace
Concert | The Calypso King of the World
The Mighty Sparrow, known as the Calypso King of the World, is a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, and a veritable living legend. A prolific songwriter, he has written over 600 songs and recorded over 60 albums and has been recognized by such songwriters as Bob Dylan and Van Dyke Parks for his genius as a wordsmith. With a legacy that spans recorded history from 78s to digital downloads, his importance to the second half of twentieth-century music stands alongside Bob Marley, Brian Wilson, James Brown, and Frank Sinatra.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 21
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, The Calypso King of the World

Friday, November 22, 2019

Lecture | How To Pay Only Your Fair Tax Share
Sallie Mullins Thompson, CPA/PFS, CFP(R) discusses various tax planning actions that potentially can decrease 2019 income tax liability. The discussion includes: income deferral, expense bunching, capital gain losses, ROTH conversions, RMD distributions, retirement plan options Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction and more. Learn about specific actionable ideas that you can to implement in the next 30 days. Sallie Mullins Thompson provides assistance to professionals, families, and small business owners in accounting; tax return preparation; budgeting/cash flow; payroll; income/asset protection; investments; and college/retirement planning. In addition, she is a holistic financial planner; tax strategist; investment adviser; and divorce financial analyst and helps her clients navigate all aspects of their financial lives. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Women Impacting Public Policy and a Director of the board of the Accountants Club of America.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 22
12:00 pm

to 1:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 22, 2019, 11/22/2019, How To Pay Only Your Fair Tax Share

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Film | La La Land (2016): Six Time Oscar Winning Musical With Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. 128 min. Director: Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. La La Land received a record-tying fourteen nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture; it won in six categories, including Best Director and Best Actress for Stone. It also won a record-breaking seven awards from its seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globes and received eleven nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five awards, including Best Film.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 30
2:00 pm

Free

Films, November 30, 2019, 11/30/2019, La La Land (2016): Six Time Oscar Winning Musical With Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone
Classical Music | Beethoven's Piano Works
Pianist Benjamin Bradham presents a program that honors Beethoven's stature as a composer of unsurpassed inventiveness, power, and expression. Unlike his predecessors, who were always in the service of royal courts or the church, Beethoven was the first composer to be in complete control of his own work. Solo appearances of pianist Benjamin Bradham include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, the Donnell Library Center Concert Series, recitals at Caramoor, CAMI Hall, and broadcast performances on North Carolina Public Television, WNYC-Radio and WBAI-Radio in New York among others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 30
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 30, 2019, 11/30/2019, Beethoven's Piano Works

Friday, December 6, 2019

Concert | Impassioned Singing and Powerful Songwriting
Named the Best Folk Artist of 2014 by The Village Voice, Feral Foster has been gigging in New York, across the country and in Europe for the past 10 years, capturing the imagination and attention of listeners with his impassioned singing and powerful songwriting. Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories, making for music that feels well-worn and strikingly fresh at the same time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 6
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Impassioned Singing and Powerful Songwriting
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