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Tue, April 16, 2024. 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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123 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 events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- April 16, 2024 and on...
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted.

        

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Talk | Antisemitic Hatred of Israel: The Role of Intellectual and Left Discourse in Disseminating Jew-Hatred (online)
A talk by Professor Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Professor of linguistics, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
11:00 am

Free

Talks, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Antisemitic Hatred of Israel: The Role of Intellectual and Left Discourse in Disseminating Jew-Hatred (online)
Classical Music | Piano Works by Dvorak and More
Merz Piano Trio performs works by Chris Roberson and Dvorak (1841-1904).
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Piano Works by Dvorak and More
Film | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) with Steve Martin and Michael Caine
Con artist Lawrence Jamieson is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson, shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town. Director: Frank Oz Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He has won five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2013. Additionally, he was nominated for two Tony Awards for his musical Bright Star in 2016. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. Michael Caine is an English retired actor. He has appeared in more than 160 films over a career spanning eight decades and is considered a British film icon. He has received numerous awards including two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Caine is one of only five male actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in five different decades.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Films, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) with Steve Martin and Michael Caine
Screening | Searching for Augusta Savage: Screening and Conversation about Harlem Renaissance
An afternoon screening of Searching for Augusta Savage, a 22-minute documentary from Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley of Audacious Women Productions. Augusta Savage is one of the most influential contributors to the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most enterprising. She did so much to support the careers of other Black artists, yet little is known about her extensive accomplishments. Following the screening, filmmakers Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley will join Tammi Lawson for a discussion about making the documentary, untold stories of Savages life, the multi-dimensionality of the Harlem Renaissance, and the educational resources being created to secure Savage's legacy, to be discovered by younger generations. The afternoon will close with a look at work created by Augusta Savage.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
1:00 pm

to 2:30 pm

Free

Screenings, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Searching for Augusta Savage: Screening and Conversation about Harlem Renaissance
Film | Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Directed by Woody Allen, Starring Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels
Unhappily married Depression-era waitress Cecilia earns the money while her inattentive husband, Monk, blows their meager income on getting drunk and gambling. To assuage her loneliness, Cecilia escapes to the picture show and becomes transfixed with the movie The Purple Rose of Cairo, and especially with its lead character, archeologist Tom Baxter. When Tom literally steps off of the screen and into her life, both realities are thrown into chaos. Director: Woody Allen Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello Woody Allen is an American filmmaker, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. Allen has received many accolades, including the most nominations (16) for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has won four Academy Awards, ten BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award, as well as nominations for a Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Mia Farrow is an American actress. She first gained notice for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the television soap opera Peyton Place and gained further recognition for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as Rosemary in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968), saw her nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She went on to appear in several films throughout the 1970s, such as Follow Me! (1972), The Great Gatsby (1974), and Death on the Nile (1978). Jeff Daniels is an American actor. He is known for his work on stage and screen playing diverse characters switching between comedy and drama. He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for three Tony Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Directed by Woody Allen, Starring Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels
Conference | Understanding Antisemitism in Global and Local Contexts
Antisemitism, the oldest hatred, has shape-shifted through millennia. This conference will bring together nationally and internationally renowned scholars and experts to examine antisemitism and its various manifestations in the 20th and 21st century from historical, sociological, and political perspectives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
4:30 pm

to 6:30 pm

Free

Conferences, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Understanding Antisemitism in Global and Local Contexts
Talk | A Future in Ruins, Or, How To Make Theater After the End of the World
We seem to have arrived at the end--be it the end of democracy, of humanity, or of a livable planet. Living under this impression, theatre makers have started to question theatre's ability to still be relevant in our present and have begun to search for new aesthetics and modes of production vis-?-vis the experience of end-times. This talk focuses on theatrical aesthetics that have started to evolve in the German-language theatrical landscape since the 1970s as a reaction to the experience of living at the end of the world. Analyzing the theatre of Heiner M?ller, Elfriede Jelinek, and others, Teresa Kovacs will sketch the beginning of a 'theatre of the void' that understands catastrophe not as an endpoint after which there is mere nothingness, but as a realm of potential and possibility. Such a theatre, Kovacs argues, allows interesting insights into how to find radical futurities in the midst of a planet in ruins. Speaker Teresa Kovacs is Assistant Professor at the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
5:30 pm

Free

Talks, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, A Future in Ruins, Or, How To Make Theater After the End of the World
Classical Music | Vocal Works by Monteverdi, Handel, Debussy, and More (In Person AND Online!)
Song Hee Lee, Soprano. Program Monteverdi (1567-1643), Quel sguardo sdegnosetto Purcell (1659-1695), An Evening Hymn Handel (1685-1759), "Tu del ciel ministro eletto" from Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno Debussy (1862-1918), Ariettes oubliees Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956), Selected Songs    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Vocal Works by Monteverdi, Handel, Debussy, and More (In Person AND Online!)
Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Mixed Media (online)
"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The fourth encounter will focus on Mixed Media (part 2): Composer Francesco Bianchi (1752 - 1810) with sculptor Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822) When are marble sculpture - and music - all about the surface, and does this make them superficial? How can our understanding of italianita? in music be informed by Italian sculpture? The insubstantial nature of musical materials - mere vibrations that move through the air, imperceptible to sight and touch - creates in us a longing for an analog made of solid material. In sculpture we have just such an analog: run your hand across the carved wood; feel the heat radiating from the bronze; watch the light play off the marble surface. Find the substance of Italian music by exploring its relationship to the substance/s of sculpture, one medium at a time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, What Makes It Italian?: Mixed Media (online)
Book Discussion | Fifth Avenue--Architecture and Society: History of America's Street of Dreams
Fifth Avenue, America's 'Street of Dreams,' embodies New York's evolving architectural, urban, and social history. Present on the 1807 Commissioners' map emerging from a country road, then in the proposed grid plan of 1811 as one of the major boulevards, Fifth Avenue by the end of the 19th century had become synonymous with a lavish fashionable life, grand mansions, and services catering to the wealthy. As in her previous books, The Villard Houses and Triumvirate: McKim Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America's Golden Age, Mosette Broderick gives life to the glamorous stages of New York society. In her book, she also tracks the street's shifting fortunes as fashion, hotels, and apartment towers bring a new skyline to the elite environs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Fifth Avenue--Architecture and Society: History of America's Street of Dreams
Discussion | Opera & Democracy: Listening to Exile
Freedom of the arts is essential for any democracy. But what role do the arts play when democracies come under pressure? The program will explore the works and stories of composers who went into exile, share their music, and ask how democracies and the arts relate today.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Opera & Democracy: Listening to Exile
Film | Free Women (2017): Feminism and the Italian Resistance
Through valuable archive material and the real voices of female partisans, this film tells the story of the role of young women - most of them teenagers - at the time of the Italian Resistance. This period marked the birth of feminism in Italy and in other European Countries, where the struggle for liberation was also the fight for female emancipation and the pursuit of freedom and equality, in the family and in the workplace. How did they participate in the Resistance and in these political battles? What happened after the Liberation? Were expectations fulfilled and promises maintained? Their reflections, lucid, ironic, sometimes bitter, reveal a piece of our forgotten history. They make us reflect on the role of women today and on the conquests yet to be achieved. Director: Rossella Schillaci 75 min. In Italian with English subtitles Post-screening Q&A with the director    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
6:30 pm

Free

Films, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Free Women (2017): Feminism and the Italian Resistance
Concert | Piano and Percussion Quartet Perform Electroacoustic Music from Italy
Yarn/Wire Piano/Percussion Quartet: Laura Barger and Julia Den Boer, piano; Russell Greenberg and Sae Hoshimoto, percussion. Program Zeno Baldi, Laminar Flow Andrea Agostini, Simple Music for Complicated Souls    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
7:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Piano and Percussion Quartet Perform Electroacoustic Music from Italy
Book Discussion | Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality (in-person and online)
Nobel Prize-winning author Venki Ramakrishnan and Titia de Lange, Director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at The Rockefeller University in a discussion that will unveil the strides science has made in understanding aging and longevity--and Ramakrishnan's new book. Unraveling the universal human fear of death, Ramakrishnan traces our historical attempts to evade its inevitability--from religious afterlife beliefs to the existential realization in childhood that all we cherish is short-lived. He guides readers through the cutting-edge research shaping our understanding of mortality and raises the tantalizing possibility of extending our lifespan exponentially. As he navigates the recent breakthroughs in altering physiology to extend life, he contemplates life, and the biological purpose of death, and probes the social and ethical implications of pursuing immortality.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
7:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality (in-person and online)
Performance | The Perspective Project: Short Theater Works
The Outside/In ensemble creates community, connection and supports self-expression, providing rituals for success in the form of twice annual performances. Please come out and support the incredible ensemble as they present The Perspective Project. What is Outside/In? Stella Adler Arts Justice Division, created in 2001, identified a new strategic goal in 2013: to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Arts Justice soon became the leading arts program provider at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. As students were released from jail, we wanted the program to support them during their re-entry transition. Outside/In was created to allow students to continue the vital work that began inside rehabilitation and to support their transition to daily civilian life. Today Outside/In is a transitional company of 100 members who create new, short works inspired by their personal experiences and current social issues. Returning citizens who have previously been incarcerated and people in residential addiction recovery programs are eligible for Outside/In. Conservatory students and alumni who have a deeply vested interest in art, theater and social good may volunteer to support the ensemble.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, The Perspective Project: Short Theater Works
Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Bartok, Beethoven, Debussy, and More
Orchestra of Saint Luke's Young Artists Mentees. Program Bartok (1881-1945), Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, SZ. 111 SiHyun Uhm, Degul-Degul (Rolling Around) for Clarinet, Violin and Piano Carlos Simon (b. 1986), Rays of Light from Warmth from Other Suns Beethoven (1770-1827), Poco Adagio - Allegro from String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 "Harp" Joan Tower (b. 1938), Copperwave Hindemith (1895-1963), Sehr lebhaft from Klein Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 Gabriela Ortiz (b. 1964), Puzzle-Tocas Debussy (1862-1918), Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Orchestral Works by Bartok, Beethoven, Debussy, and More
Classical Music | Viola Works by Robert Schumann, Hindemith, Brahms, and More (In Person AND Online!)
Samuel Rosenthal, Viola. Program Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Dichterliebe, Op. 48 Hindemith (1895-1963), Viola Sonata, Op. 25 No. 1 Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Viola Sonata Brahms (1833-1897), Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 16
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 16, 2024, 04/16/2024, Viola Works by Robert Schumann, Hindemith, Brahms, and More (In Person AND Online!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Conference | Understanding Antisemitism in Global and Local Contexts
Antisemitism, the oldest hatred, has shape-shifted through millennia. This conference will bring together nationally and internationally renowned scholars and experts to examine antisemitism and its various manifestations in the 20th and 21st century from historical, sociological, and political perspectives.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
10:00 am

Free

Conferences, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Understanding Antisemitism in Global and Local Contexts
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

Wed, Apr 17
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
Film | The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman
The Hours is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition. Director: Stephen Daldry Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as "the best actress of her generation," Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and a record 33 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight. Julianne Moore is an American actress. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in independent films, as well as for her roles in blockbusters. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Nicole Kidman is an American and Australian actress and producer. Known for her work across various film and television productions from several genres, she has consistently ranked among the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman
City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour
Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
6:00 pm

Free

City Walks, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour
Discussion | Interpreters Wanted: A Story of Escape from Afghanistan
On August 30, 2021, the U.S. withdrew its final troops from Afghanistan, bringing the nearly 20-year war to a close. As the Taliban took hold of the country, civilians and U.S. allies desperately worked to escape safely. "Interpreters Wanted" tells the story of Saifullah and Ismail Haqmal, two brothers who served as interpreters alongside Army Combat Veteran and Director of the film, Robert Ham. In conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, Robert, Ismail and Saifullah discuss their friendship and service together in Afghanistan and the brothers' plight as they fought to gain entry to the U.S. In addition, John Paluska, Visionary Network Co-Founder and US Army veteran, will share his own experience helping others flee the Taliban regime.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Interpreters Wanted: A Story of Escape from Afghanistan
Film | Papa & Dada (2021): A Documentary About Families and Love
The modern idea of family is fundamentally changing. More and more same-sex couples are fulfilling their dreams of having children. This heartwarming documentary shows what it's like raising kids with two male parents. papa & dada was shot over a period of seven years in Italy, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States. Four couples discuss their desires for family, while sharing moments of their everyday lives. These families experience joys and challenges like any family might. The unconditional love they all share provides the pulse of the picture. An excerpt sums things up well: "Sexual orientation has nothing to do with raising a child. Being a parent simply means giving love. Period." Featuring performances by Boston Ballet dancer John Lam and music by Josh Knowles. Directed by Daniela Ambrosoli 91 min. In English, German, and Italian with English subtitles    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
6:30 pm

Free

Films, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Papa & Dada (2021): A Documentary About Families and Love
Book Discussion | Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls - And How We Can Take It Back (in-person and online)
Author Kara Alaimo reveals how social media is affecting every aspect of the lives of women, girls, and nonbinary people. Alaimo discusses why women experts who use social media to bolster their professional profiles often end up with fewer followers, reposts, and opportunities than men in their fields. She shows how what's happening on social media is making the offline world less safe for women, and how the feminist movement has been co-opted by brands on social media, ushering in a wave of backlash. Alaimo speaks these issues and her book with Madison Malone Kircher, a reporter covering internet culture for The New York Times.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls - And How We Can Take It Back (in-person and online)
Performance | The Perspective Project: Short Theater Works
The Outside/In ensemble creates community, connection and supports self-expression, providing rituals for success in the form of twice annual performances. Please come out and support the incredible ensemble as they present The Perspective Project. What is Outside/In? Stella Adler Arts Justice Division, created in 2001, identified a new strategic goal in 2013: to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Arts Justice soon became the leading arts program provider at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. As students were released from jail, we wanted the program to support them during their re-entry transition. Outside/In was created to allow students to continue the vital work that began inside rehabilitation and to support their transition to daily civilian life. Today Outside/In is a transitional company of 100 members who create new, short works inspired by their personal experiences and current social issues. Returning citizens who have previously been incarcerated and people in residential addiction recovery programs are eligible for Outside/In. Conservatory students and alumni who have a deeply vested interest in art, theater and social good may volunteer to support the ensemble.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, The Perspective Project: Short Theater Works
Opera | Opera & Democracy: Songs from Exile
The concert introduces two German-Jewish composers in American exile: Paul Aron and Rosy Geiger-Kullmann. Aron, a protagonist of the German interwar avant-garde, founded an opera company in New York in the 1950s to popularize the works of ?migr?s such as Darius Milhaud, Kurt Weill, Tadeusz Kassern, and Ernst Toch through piano arrangements and English translations. One of these - his English version of Toch's short opera Egon & Emilie - will be presented alongside exile songs by Aron. Geiger-Kullmann, a successful opera composer of the Weimar Republic, was born in Frankfurt and fled from the Nazis to New York and later to Monterey. Excerpts from her opera Columbus, written after her arrival in New York, and two stage works from her years in Germany have been reconstructed and will be performed in excerpts - a world premiere.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Opera & Democracy: Songs from Exile
Concert | Klezmer Music Ensemble
Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions. The musical genre incorporated elements of many other musical genres including Ottoman (especially Greek and Romanian) music, Baroque music, German and Slavic folk dances, and religious Jewish music. As the music arrived in the United States, it lost some of its traditional ritual elements and adopted elements of American big band and popular music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 17, 2024, 04/17/2024, Klezmer Music Ensemble

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Park Walk | Wildlife Outing in the Park
A wildlife outing to discover the flora and fauna that make the park ecologically rich.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 18
12:00 pm

Free

Park Walks, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Wildlife Outing in the Park
Classical Music | Baroque Works for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)
Nuova Pratica (Rafa Prendergast, violin; Charlie Reed, viola da gamba; Nicola Canzano, harpsichord) performs Baroque chamber music carefully composed by its members.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 18
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Baroque Works for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)
Talk | Antisemitism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (online)
Speaker Christina Wirth, a Ph.D. student at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany, is the USC Shoah Foundation's first Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Antisemitism Studies. She will be in residence at the Institute in April 2024. As part of the fellowship, Wirth will conduct research on Jewish survivors' experiences of antisemitism in the immediate years after the Holocaust. This research is part of her broader dissertation project, entitled From 'Displaced Persons' to 'Refugee': Categorizing and Representing People in Transit (1944-1951).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 18
4:00 pm

Free

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

Thu, Apr 18
5:30 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

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

Thu, Apr 18
6:30 pm

Free

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

Thu, Apr 18
7:00 pm

Free

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

Thu, Apr 18
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, April 18, 2024, 04/18/2024, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Discussion | The Oscars Past and Present: Who Should Have Won
The annual Academy Awards are a perfect excuse to take stock of the movies. So movie mavens Sara Lukinson and Harry Chotiner are going to have a conversation about all of it over lunch. What did the Oscars get right and wrong about the nominations and the winners? Let's look at past Oscar choices to see where they seem vindicated by time....or are more embarrassing than ever. Beyond the Oscars - what were the best and most interesting movies of the last year and what were the big disappointments? What are we to make of the Barbie phenomenon? How did a serious political-intellectual film like Oppenheimer do a billion dollars at the box office? Was Scoresese's Killers of the Flower Moon, or Bradley Cooper's Maestro as good as some critics say? What about intriguing films like May December and American Fiction or foreign films Past Lives and Zone of Interest? Are movies in movie theaters really reviving or are they actually on life support?    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
12:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, The Oscars Past and Present: Who Should Have Won
Film | Gran Turismo (2023) with Orlando Bloom
The true story of a team of unlikely underdogs -- a working-class gamer, a former race-car driver, and an idealistic motorsport executive -- who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Director: Neill Blomkamp Cast: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, Djimon Hounsou Orlando Bloom is an English actor. He made his breakthrough as the character Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series. He reprised his role in The Hobbit film series. Considered by some to be the Errol Flynn of his time, he gained further notice appearing in epic fantasy, historical, and adventure films, notably as Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Paris in Troy (2004), Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and the Duke of Buckingham in The Three Musketeers (2011).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Films, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, Gran Turismo (2023) with Orlando Bloom
Screening | Secret Sixteen Screening
This event pairs 16mm films from the Cinema Studies Archive with lo-fi gems, oddball curiosities, and pre-internet obscurities. There's a surprise here for everyone.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
6:00 pm

Free

Screenings, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, Secret Sixteen Screening
Classical Music | Piano Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More
Dmitry Yudin, piano, performs works by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Beethoven (1770-1827), Debussy (1862-1918), and Brahms (1833-1897).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
6:00 pm

to 7:10 pm

Free

Concerts, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, Piano Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More
Lecture | Drawing Connoisseurship from the Art Market to the British Museum: Mistakes, Fakes, and Second Takes
Hugo Chapman of The British Museum discusses how he fell under the spell of Raphael's drawings as a student, the ups and downs of working in an auction house, and the challenges of putting a name to every Italian drawing in the British Museum when the collection was digitized. Learn how connoisseurship has become a more collaborative exercise and how close looking can still yield surprising discoveries.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, Drawing Connoisseurship from the Art Market to the British Museum: Mistakes, Fakes, and Second Takes
Film | All Is One. Except 0. (2020): German Documentary on Computer Hackers' Club
Using lots of archival material, this documentary tells the story of the legendary Computer Chaos Club and it's founder Wau Holland, computer nerd and data artist, subversive hacker and advocate of democracy. Directors: Klaus Maeck, Tanja Schwerdorf 94 min. In German with English subtitles Followed by a conversation between the director and NYU's Sukhdev Sandhu    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
7:00 pm

Free

Films, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, All Is One. Except 0. (2020): German Documentary on Computer Hackers' Club
Concert | Flutist Who's a Legend of the New York Latin Music Scene
Flutist Karen Joseph is a legend on the New York Latin music scene, having performed with Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Israel 'Cachao' Lopez, Johnny Almendra y Los Jovenes del Barrio, Charanga 76 and Charlie Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto. She can be heard on studio albums alongside Eddie Palmieri with his renowned La Perfecta II Salsa Orchestra (with whom she toured internationally), the FANIA All-Stars, Johnny Almendra y Los Jovenes del Barrio, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and Cornell Dupree. In recognition of her contributions to the industry, Ms. Joseph has been the recipient of the NY Latin Music Pionero Award, the Salsa Superior Award, and the Caribe Latino Show Award. Joseph will electrify with her band MamboCha, a conjunto and charanga combo that will keep you dancing all night.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 19
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 19, 2024, 04/19/2024, Flutist Who's a Legend of the New York Latin Music Scene

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Tour | Guided Island Tour
Look into the past of the island and learn about its excit-ing trans-for-ma-tion and future. In this walk-ing tour, you'll exam-ine how his-toric preser-va-tion, inno-v-a-tive design, and envi-ron-men-tal stew-ard-ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub-lic places in New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
12:45 pm

Free

Tours, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Guided Island Tour
Concert | Chamber Music on the Water
A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
2:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Chamber Music on the Water
Film | The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman
The Hours is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition. Director: Stephen Daldry Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as "the best actress of her generation," Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and a record 33 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight. Julianne Moore is an American actress. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in independent films, as well as for her roles in blockbusters. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Nicole Kidman is an American and Australian actress and producer. Known for her work across various film and television productions from several genres, she has consistently ranked among the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman
Discussion | A Conversation with the Bestselling Author Elliot Ackerman
Elliot Ackerman is the bestselling author of the novels Halcyon, 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan, and Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and nonfiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize among others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Conversation with the Bestselling Author Elliot Ackerman
City Walk | A Sense of Permanence: An Architectural Walking Tour
In conjunction with the exhibition Sites of Impermanence, Richard Gluckman leads an architectural walking tour of his Chelsea projects that transformed 19th and early-twentieth century warehouses and industrial buildings into some of the most iconic "white cube" galleries, helping to define a typology that continues to have global influence on the art world today. The 1987 renovation and conversion of a Chelsea warehouse at 548 West 22nd Street--into a 40,000-square-foot, four-story exhibition facility for the Dia Center for the Arts--became a model for exhibition facilities of this type. Guided by a sensitive and thoughtful approach to adaptive reuse, Gluckman created spaces and structures that emphasized the sympathetic presentation of contemporary art: column-free interiors and diffused natural light that preserved details from a building's industrial past, like exposed ceilings that celebrated the original structures. This rigorous design approach soon drew others to a then-desolate Chelsea neighborhood, including Paula Cooper Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, and Gagosian, to solidify the neighborhood as the center of activity for the global art world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
2:00 pm

Free

City Walks, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Sense of Permanence: An Architectural Walking Tour
Jazz | Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy
Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam is proud to present the Ari Roland Quartet with Ari Roland, bass, Zaid Nasser, saxophone, Chris Byars, saxophone, and Keith Balla, drums. Ari Roland is a born and raised New Yorker, Juilliard alumni, who was mentored by legends such as Lou Donaldson, Barry Harris and Betty Carter. He has traveled around the world to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, on 150 tours, spreading his message of unity through jazz music. He presents his program, "Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy." Ari Roland Quartet Ari Roland, bass Chris Byars, saxophone Zaid Nasser, saxophone Keith Balla, drums    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy
Concert | Opera Arias and Broadway Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, and More
The Opera Collective NYC, featuring Alexis Cregger, Soprano; Rachel Hippert, Soprano; Anna Viemeister, Mezzo; Jose Heredia, Tenor; Jonathan Green, Baritone; and Jeremy Griffin, Baritone, perform works by Puccini, Verdi, Massanet, Porter, Gershwin and more!    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
7:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Donation of any...

Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Opera Arias and Broadway Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, and More
Jazz | Influential Jazz Artist from Argentina
Argentinean-born artist Sol Liebeskind started her musical journey in 2009. She remains one of the most influential artists in the Jazz/ Soul scene in Buenos Aires and has participated multiple times in the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival (2011, 2014, 2015). In 2015, she moved to New York City where she recorded her latest album and has performed at prestigious venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, National Sawdust, Trinity Hip Hop Festival, Arthur's Tavern to name a few.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Influential Jazz Artist from Argentina
Play | Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"
Two upper class aristocrats fake identities in pursuit of love, or something like it, resulting in misadventure, misbehavior, and the most mild-mannered smackdowns. A student production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 20
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Festival | A Celebration of the Arts and Culture of Yemen
Celebrate Yemen's cultural heritage and commemorate the recent repatriation of artifacts now on temporary loan from the Republic of Yemen. Get to know more about Yemen's rich culture alongside members of the vibrant Yemeni diaspora in New York. For visitors of all ages. Drop-in Art Making 1-4 pm Engage in family-friendly art-making activities inspired by Yemeni art and cultural traditions. Pop-up Dance Performances 1-2 pm and 3-4 pm Enjoy traditional dances from Yemen. Art Viewing 1-2 pm and 3-4 pm Experience a special display of Yemeni antiquities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 21
1:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, April 21, 2024, 04/21/2024, A Celebration of the Arts and Culture of Yemen
Concert | Chamber Music on the Water
A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 21
2:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 21, 2024, 04/21/2024, Chamber Music on the Water
Play | Hermione: Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy
Revenge, absolution, and racism are all front and center in this Shakespeare-inspired comedy that combines and reimagines the Bard's The Winter's Tale and Othello. The story follows Emilia, a woman seeking vengeance on her husband, the King of Sicilia, after he falsely accuses her of adultery and sentences her to death. In her quest for retribution, she joins forces with a man named Iago, who has a revenge scheme of his own Written by Oded Gross. A student production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 21
3:30 pm

Free

Plays, April 21, 2024, 04/21/2024, Hermione: Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy
Classical Music | Works by Piazzolla and More for Harp, Percussion, and Clarinet
Bridget Kibbey, Harp; Latin Grammy winner Samuel Torres, Percussion; and Louis Arques, Clarinet, perform works by Jose Barros (1915-2007), Paquito D'Rivera (b. 1948), and Piazzolla (1921-1992), original works by Torres, and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 21
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 21, 2024, 04/21/2024, Works by Piazzolla and More for Harp, Percussion, and Clarinet

Monday, April 22, 2024

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

Mon, Apr 22
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 22, 2024, 04/22/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
Screening | From the Horse's Mouth: 25 Years of Dancing and Telling Tales
From the Horse's Mouth combines dance and theater to tell stories of dancers and dancing. This series of productions is a celebratory multi-disciplinary dance and theater production in which 20-25 performers ranging from dancers, choreographers, and dance professionals of all ages and dance traditions share memories and perform their own movement within an environment of projected images and video segments. For its 25th year celebrating the "Heart and History of Dance," From the Horse's Mouth presents a screening of selections from the documentary made during the 1998 premiere performances of From the Horse's Mouth at Joyce Soho in New York City. The film offers a microcosm of the New York dance scene of the 1990s. The program will also feature a panel discussion of dance artists who have played a major role in productions over the past 25 years. Registration required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 22
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Screenings, April 22, 2024, 04/22/2024, From the Horse's Mouth: 25 Years of Dancing and Telling Tales
Film | Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) with Rosanna Arquette and Madonna
New Jersey housewife Roberta Glass spices up her boring life by reading personal ads, especially a series of them being placed by a mysterious denizen of New York City named Susan. When one of Susan's ads proposes a rendezvous with her suitor at Battery Park, Roberta secretly tags along. But when her voyeuristic plan ends in permanent memory loss and a new jacket, Roberta begins to gather a lot of unwanted attention from some unsavory characters. Director: Susan Seidelman Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Robert Joy Rosanna Arquette is an American actress who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the TV film The Executioner's Song (1982) and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Her other film roles include After Hours (1985), The Big Blue (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Crash (1996). She also directed the documentary Searching for Debra Winger (2002) and starred in the ABC sitcom What About Brian? from 2006 to 2007. Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known as the "Queen of Pop," Madonna has been widely recognized for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while continuing to maintain control over every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim. A prominent cultural figure of the 20th and 21st centuries, Madonna remains one of the most "well-documented figures of the modern age."    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 22
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Films, April 22, 2024, 04/22/2024, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) with Rosanna Arquette and Madonna
Screening | Where Nature Meets City: Three Short Films and Discussions
Celebrate Earth Day with an eye-opening event about the crucial role of nature in crafting cities that overcome climate change. This evening will feature three short films: "Garden Ministry" featuring Rev. Dallas Conyers, directed by Kerri Pang "Sustainable Cities: Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design" by The Nature Conservancy's Nature Lab "Floating Gardens of Bangladesh" by Aliz? Carr?re After each film, members of the Urban Systems Lab will share insights on how integrating nature into cities can help make them more resilient. See how innovative approaches like green spaces, rain and community gardens, and floating farms protect against climate impacts while benefiting people and the environment. Discuss what role technology can play in fostering environmental justice.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 22
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, April 22, 2024, 04/22/2024, Where Nature Meets City: Three Short Films and Discussions

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Classical Music | Organ Works by Saint-Saens and More
Claudia Dumschat, organ, performs works by Saint-Saens (1835-1921) and Cesar Franck (1822-1890).
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
12:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2024, 04/23/2024, Organ Works by Saint-Saens and More
Screening | Francophone Short Film Festival
The film festival series is curated by Pascale Cr?pon and Lucie Chabrol-Nyssens.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free

Screenings, April 23, 2024, 04/23/2024, Francophone Short Film Festival

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Discussion | A Talk About Alexei Ratmansky -- One of the Most Important Ballet Choreographers Working Today
Alexei Ratmansky, former director of the Bolshoi, recently choreographer in residence at American Ballet Theatre, and current choreographer in residence at New York City Ballet, is one of the most important ballet choreographers working today. In her recent book The Boy from Kyiv, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Marina Harss traces his trajectory from his early days in Kyiv to his peripatetic dancing career, through his international breakthrough with The Bright Stream to the present. Harss will discuss and show video footage from Ratmansky's days as a dancer in Ukraine, Canada, Denmark, and Russia, as well as footage of some of his first works for the stage. Registration required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, A Talk About Alexei Ratmansky -- One of the Most Important Ballet Choreographers Working Today
Gallery Talk | Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962: Exhibition Walkthrough
With JaBrea Patterson-West, Graduate Curatorial Assistant
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free

Gallery Talks, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962: Exhibition Walkthrough
Discussion | Speaking Soundly: An Interview with Met Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato
This program spotlights Speaking Soundly, a weekly podcast that's your ticket to back-stage discussions with world-renowned musicians. The show offers candid and compelling conversations with today's top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists. Your host, Metropolitan Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss, leads a live interview with American mezzo-soprano and three-time Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato. Over her nearly 30 year career, DiDonato has performed with most of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras, most recently at The Metropolitan Opera in the role of Virginia Woolf for their smash-hit The Hours.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Speaking Soundly: An Interview with Met Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Discussion | The Geopolitics of the Greater Middle East after October 7 (online)
AJU President Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Treverton discuss Israel's security and American foreign policy following October 7. The Hamas attacks on October 7 and the subsequent war in Gaza upended political relations across the Middle East, with important implications for Israel's security and American foreign policy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
3:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 25, 2024, 04/25/2024, The Geopolitics of the Greater Middle East after October 7 (online)
Film | Merchant of Four Seasons (1972): German drama directed by Rainer Fassbinder
Hans is a lifelong member of the middle-class. His family, especially his wife, Irmgard, derides him for his lack of ambition and his chosen profession: running a fruit stand. Eventually, the constant ridicule drives him to alcoholism, and his bout with the bottle lands him in the hospital. While recovering, he hires extra help and watches his business boom. However, his success doesn't alleviate his pain, and his anger and drinking slowly destroy him. Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cast: Hans Hirschmuller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Lowitsch Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German filmmaker, actor, and dramatist. He is widely regarded as one of the major figures and catalysts of the New German Cinema movement. Versatile and prolific, his over 40 films span a variety of genres, most frequently blending elements of Hollywood melodrama with social criticism and avant-garde techniques. His films, according to him, explored "the exploitability of feelings." His work was deeply rooted in post-war German culture: the aftermath of Nazism, the German economic miracle, and the terror of the Red Army Faction. He worked with a company of actors and technicians who frequently appeared in his projects.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Films, April 25, 2024, 04/25/2024, Merchant of Four Seasons (1972): German drama directed by Rainer Fassbinder
Discussion | The Role of the Modern Tibetan Intellectual (in-person and online)
A wide-ranging conversation between pioneering Tibetan sociologist Dr. Gyal Lo and Professor Robert Thurman, moderated by acclaimed activist Lhadon Tethong. The event will launch Dr. Gyal Lo's groundbreaking book on the life of the Sixth Gung Thang Rinpoche, and conversations will revolve around Rinpoche's monumental contributions to Tibetan culture, literature, and identity. Gung Thang Rinpoche was one of the most influential Tibetan scholars of the last century, and Dr. Gyal Lo had a front row view of how Rinpoche survived the tumultuous events of the Cultural Revolution and played a pivotal role in reviving Tibetan language and culture in the 1980s.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 25, 2024, 04/25/2024, The Role of the Modern Tibetan Intellectual (in-person and online)
Dance Performance | Mudpit: A Devised Dance-Theatre Piece
Mudpit is the peat bog from which we emerged, into which we will return. Decomposing, regenerating, molting - what happens in the space between the fluorescent buzz of our hypermodern world and the ancient wisdom of bugs, blood, fire, and seeds? Everything we make is part of nature, whether we like it or not. Directed & Choreographed by Celia Krefter Dramaturgy by Kate Purdum Production Design by Maya T. Weed, Celia Krefter & Kate Purdum Performed by: Zo? Benavidez Ava Blum Bonnie Cai Thaleia Dasberg Sydney Gerlach    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, April 25, 2024, 04/25/2024, Mudpit: A Devised Dance-Theatre Piece

Friday, April 26, 2024

Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, and More
Victoria Wong, piano, performs works by Chopin (1810-1849), Szymanowski (1882-1937), Ravel (1875-1937), Ligeti (1923-2006), and Liszt (1811-1886).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 26
6:00 pm

to 7:10 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Piano Works by Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, and More
Concert | Microphone Masters: DJ and Rappers
Brooklyn DJ and producer J.PERIOD is renowned for his "audio-biographical" mixtape series -- featuring icons like Nas, Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill, and The Roots -- which have solidified his reputation as a top-tier producer, a trusted collaborator, and a groundbreaking musical historian. His long-running performance series J.PERIOD Live Mixtape transforms the traditional Hip-Hop stage show into a high-energy moment of record, captured live onstage in one take. For The Art of the MC, J.PERIOD premieres an original set, taking the audience on a tour through the world's most classic beats and freshest new sounds. He'll be joined by a constantly rotating lineup of rappers... including a few surprise emcees that you'll absolutely be bragging you were here for.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 26
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Microphone Masters: DJ and Rappers

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Film | For Heaven's Sake (1926): Silent Comedy with Live Musical Accompaniment
One of the great silent comedies, For Heaven's Sake stars Harold Lloyd as a wealthy playboy who unintentionally funds a mission and falls for the preacher's daughter. The film ends with a madcap chase in which Harold struggles to get to his wedding on time. The screening will feature live piano accompaniment from Ben Model. Director: Sam Taylor 58 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
1:00 pm

Free

Films, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, For Heaven's Sake (1926): Silent Comedy with Live Musical Accompaniment
Screening | The Automat (2021): Documentary Screening and Q&A
The Automat is a documentary that tells the 100-year story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, the inspiration for Starbucks, where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. (Not Rated, 79 mins) After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the Director/Producer of The Automat, Lisa Hurwitz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Screenings, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, The Automat (2021): Documentary Screening and Q&A
Jazz | Multi-Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician
Multi-instrumentalist Bob Mintzer live in concert with ensembles from Columbia University's Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Bob Mintzer is a New York-born saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer/arranger, and educator. He formed a connection to music at a very early age, primarily through playing piano by ear, and later moving on to guitar, clarinet, drums, and eventually saxophone. In 1983 Bob started his big band in NYC. The band performed in clubs around the city and recorded a number of albums, which led to 4 Grammy nominations including one win. In 1990 Bob joined the Yellowjackets in Los Angeles to record a project for the GRP label called Greenhouse. This encounter started a 30 year relationship that continues to this day. The band has recorded some 16 projects in this time period with 12 Grammy nominations.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Multi-Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician
Jazz | Legendary Jazz Saxophonist
An incredible evening of jazz music. Experience the legendary Bob Mintzer performing alongside the talented ensembles from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Get ready for a night filled with soulful melodies and unforgettable performances. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to witness jazz greatness live on stage! Bob Mintzer is a New York-born saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer/arranger, and educator. He formed a connection to music at a very early age, primarily through playing piano by ear, and later moving on to guitar, clarinet, drums, and eventually saxophone. Bob attended the Hartt School of music and the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a longtime faculty member. After school, Bob joined the Tito Puente Orchestra and toured with Eumir Deodato as well as the Buddy Rich band and the Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth band.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Legendary Jazz Saxophonist

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Tour | Guided Island Tour
Look into the past of the island and learn about its excit-ing trans-for-ma-tion and future. In this walk-ing tour, you'll exam-ine how his-toric preser-va-tion, inno-v-a-tive design, and envi-ron-men-tal stew-ard-ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub-lic places in New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 28
12:45 pm

Free

Tours, April 28, 2024, 04/28/2024, Guided Island Tour

Monday, April 29, 2024

Film | Mama Irene - Healer of the Andes (2022): Documentary on Local Medicine Woman
The documentary follows Mama Irene in her everyday life, highlighting her healing methods and passion to serve each patient who knocks on her door: from local women who travel hours or days by foot through the Andes to a medical doctor from India seeking a cure for the illness that Western Medicine had failed to help. Directors: Bettina Ehrhardt, Elisabeth Mohlmann 71 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 29
6:00 pm

Free

Films, April 29, 2024, 04/29/2024, Mama Irene - Healer of the Andes (2022): Documentary on Local Medicine Woman

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Discussion | What Makes a Cultural Landmark? Perspectives from Mexico
Leading experts explore cultural heritage sites in Mexico, including the region of Oaxaca and the unique relationship between its local communities, their daily lived traditions, and natural landscapes. Learn how the new galleries will foreground the significant role that landscape plays in Mesoamerican art.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 30
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, What Makes a Cultural Landmark? Perspectives from Mexico
Discussion | Adventures in Italian Opera with TV Chef Lidia Bastianich (in-person and online)
The seventh and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features food diva Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and a great lover of Italian opera.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 30
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Adventures in Italian Opera with TV Chef Lidia Bastianich (in-person and online)
Book Discussion | Shakespeare Was a Woman & Other Heresies by Elizabeth Winkler in Conversation with Academy Award Winner
Presenting her book, Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies, Elizabeth Winkler will explore with Academy Award-winning actor Mark Rylance the theory that Shakespeare may not have written the works that bear his name. Scholars admit that the Bard's biography is a "black hole," yet to publicly question the identity of the god of English literature is unacceptable, even (some say) "immoral." Winkler sets out to probe the origins of this literary taboo, the conflicting views, and the evidence concerning the authorship of the plays and poems traditionally credited to William Shakespeare.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 30
7:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Shakespeare Was a Woman & Other Heresies by Elizabeth Winkler in Conversation with Academy Award Winner
Book Discussion | Reading The Iliad (In Person AND Online!)
Emily Wilson spent nearly a decade wrestling with her translation of the great Homeric epic, The Iliad, which she calls, "the most gripping and heartbreaking work of literature I know." The poem, she writes, "evokes human greatness and human vulnerability...even now, when I turn back to lines I have read hundreds of times already, I find that the raw power of the Greek still startles me." Wilson reads from her translation (and perhaps some in the original Greek as well!), and discusses the clamor of arms, the bellowing boasts, the fury, and grief that define the thrilling, magical, and emotionally complex poem.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 30
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Reading The Iliad (In Person AND Online!)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Classical Music | Vocal and Orchestral Works by Monteverdi (In Person AND Online)
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor, perform Monteverdi's (1567-1643) Vespers of 1610, SV 206.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 1
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Vocal and Orchestral Works by Monteverdi (In Person AND Online)
Dancing | Dance Party: Salsa Soul Sizzle
Superb bands and expert dance instruction 6pm: Salsa Instruction 7pm: Live Dance Music with Uptown Royalty Uptown Royalty NYC is truly a new musical phenomenon, created by the sensational, seasoned stage veteran husband-and-wife dynamic duo Jodi Music and Ron Renaissance. URNYC features an array of originals and classic cover dance songs spanning a wide variety of genres to create their unique sound, called Electro Latin Soul. This fresh, new, exhilarating sound fusion combines the best attributes of each genre, creating a sonic landscape that will keep you dancing all night long!    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 1
6:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Dancings, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Dance Party: Salsa Soul Sizzle

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Talk | On Getting The Life You Want: Psychoanalysis With Pragmatism
British psychoanalyst Adam Phillips aims to show the compatibility of psychoanalysis and American pragmatism. Pragmatism without psychoanalysis can seem naive, psychoanalysis without pragmatism can seem unduly coercive and essentialist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 2
5:00 pm

Free

Talks, May 02, 2024, 05/02/2024, On Getting The Life You Want: Psychoanalysis With Pragmatism

Friday, May 3, 2024

Classical Music | CANCELLED: Works for Horn, Violin, and Piano
Lisa Pike, horn; Claudia Shaer, violin; Judith Olson, piano. All Benjamin Lees (1924-2010) Program Sonata for Horn and Piano Odyssey No. 3 Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 3
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 03, 2024, 05/03/2024, CANCELLED: Works for Horn, Violin, and Piano

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 4
11:00 am

Free

Tours, May 04, 2024, 05/04/2024, Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Concert | An Evening of Hawaiian Guitar
An evening of ki ho'alu, or Hawaiian slack key guitar, featuring renowned Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) guitarist Keola Beamer and his wife, Moanalani, distinguished Japanese guitarist Yuki 'Alani Yamauchi, and award-winning Kanaka Maoli guitarist Patrick Landeza.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 4
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 04, 2024, 05/04/2024, An Evening of Hawaiian Guitar

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Festival | Spring Centennial Celebration
Celebrate the library's 100th birthday and the reopening of the Garden with a special celebration for all ages featuring live music, exhibition tours, artmaking, scavenger hunts, and more! After a full day of activities, end the celebration with a family concert from 2-3 pm! Michael Hearst and his band will give a performance of Songs for Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, Curious Constructions, and Unconventional Vehicles geared to curious families, extraordinary children, and their unusual friends. The show draws from Hearst's books, albums, and PBS series. On this musical and visual adventure, discover some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet, impressive and daring characters, vehicles you never knew existed, fascinating buildings, and odd-ball instruments such as the Theremin, claviola, and stylophone. Fun for the whole family!    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 5
11:00 am

to 3:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 05, 2024, 05/05/2024, Spring Centennial Celebration

Monday, May 6, 2024

Screening | Choreographer George Balanchine's Little Known Works
Although over sixty ballets by Balanchine remain in repertory, over forty years after his death, there are many more that either fell out of repertory during his lifetime or have become little-known rarities since his death. Alastair Macaulay, critic and historian of the performing arts, presents a selection from The Gods Go A-Begging (1928) to Adagio Lamentoso (1981): among the dancers are Alexandra Danilova, Tamara Toumanova, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Edward Villella, Suzanne Farrell, Patricia McBride, and Merrill Ashley. Registration required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 6
6:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Choreographer George Balanchine's Little Known Works

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Talk | Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew (online)
Presented by Jeremy Dauber, Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University and director emeritus of its Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Melvin James Brooks (Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, songwriter, and playwright. With a career spanning over seven decades, Brooks is known as a writer and director of a variety of successful broad farces and parodies.[2] A recipient of numerous accolades, he is one of 19 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2010, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in 2015, a National Medal of Arts in 2016, a BAFTA Fellowship in 2017, and the Honorary Academy Award in 2024. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows from 1950 to 1954.[3] With Carl Reiner, he created the comedy sketch The 2000 Year Old Man, and together, they released several comedy albums, starting with 2000 Year Old Man in 1960. With Buck Henry, he created the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which starred Don Adams and ran from 1965 to 1970. Brooks rose to prominence becoming one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s. His films include The Producers (1967), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).[4] A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007 and was itself remade into a musical film in 2005. He wrote and produced the Hulu series History of the World, Part II (2023).    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 7
2:30 pm

Free

Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew (online)
Talk | Jews and Antisemitism on Campus: A Century of Discord (online)
Mark Oppenheimer on a journey through the history of antisemitism on college campuses from the 1920s to today. Just after World War I, the trustees of Columbia University conspired to limit the number of Jews on their campus, instituting concepts like "geographical diversity" to more easily recruit Gentile students from outside the New York area. In the century since, restrictions on Jews at schools like Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford came and went--and some worry that campus climates have turned hostile again. We'll learn the truth--and explode some myths--in this four-part course, ranging over 100 years of higher education. First of 4 sessions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 7
3:00 pm

Free

Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Jews and Antisemitism on Campus: A Century of Discord (online)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Dancing | Dance Party: Bachata Tradicional
Superb bands and expert dance instruction 6pm: Bachata Instruction 7pm: Live Dance Music with Judy Santos Dominican singer-songwriter and bachata singer Judy Santos first broke onto the scene when she performed on Aventura's chart-topping song "Obsesi?n" in 2002. Santos continued to collaborate with the popular bachata band, including songs such as "La Guerra" and "Angelito." Since beginning her solo career, Santos has emerged as one of the great interpreters of the genre, one typically dominated by men.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 8
6:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Dancings, May 08, 2024, 05/08/2024, Dance Party: Bachata Tradicional

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Dancing | Dance Party: Lindy Hop
Superb bands and expert dance instruction 6pm: Lindy Hop Instruction 7pm: Live Dance Music with Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Young jazz vocalist and bandleader Charles Turner III--winner of the first-annual Duke Ellington Center for the Arts vocal competition, among other accolades--has quickly made his mark in the New York City jazz scene, playing regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center's late-night dance sessions, Ginny's Supper Club, Smoke, and more. Turner slides effortlessly from crooning jazz melodies to hard swinging standards to down-and-out blues, all backed by a flawless rhythm and horn section. Rooted in the tradition of jazz, swing, and the blues, Charles Turner & Uptown Swing brings fresh new energy to the genre, celebrating the spirit of Harlem with vibrant swing and vital blues. There's no time like the present to hear from the new generation of swing ambassadors!    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 9
6:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Dancings, May 09, 2024, 05/09/2024, Dance Party: Lindy Hop

Friday, May 10, 2024

Film | Casino (1995) Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci
In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond, and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger. Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Don Rickles, Kevin Pollak, James Woods Robert De Niro is an American actor. Known for his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, he is considered to be one of the best actors of his generation. De Niro earned two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II (1974) and the other for Best Actor portraying Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's drama Raging Bull (1980). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Sharon Stone is an American actress and painter. Known for primarily playing femmes fatale and women of mystery on film and television, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1990s. She is the recipient of various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a nomination for an Academy Award. Joe Pesci is an American actor and musician. He is known for portraying tough, volatile characters in a variety of genres and for his collaborations with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the films Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), and The Irishman (2019). He has received several awards including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award with nominations for three Golden Globe Awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 10
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Films, May 10, 2024, 05/10/2024, Casino (1995) Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci
Birdwatching | Summer on the Hudson Birding
NYC Audubon leads the birding. Who knows what birds you'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River?    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 10
5:30 pm

Free

Birdwatchings, May 10, 2024, 05/10/2024, Summer on the Hudson Birding

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Screening | 2024 Animation Celebration Screening
Another academic year gives rise to a new group of graduating seniors and their animated projects. Enjoy a great selection of films and meet the filmmakers afterward live.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 11
12:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 11, 2024, 05/11/2024, 2024 Animation Celebration Screening
Concert | Chamber Music on the Water
A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 11
2:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 11, 2024, 05/11/2024, Chamber Music on the Water

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Concert | Chamber Music on the Water
A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 12
2:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 12, 2024, 05/12/2024, Chamber Music on the Water
Concert | Saxophone Quartet
PRISM Quartet performs works by Hannah Kendall, Andrew Litts, Renee Baker, David Bennett Thomas, Carlos Simon's Elegy: A Cry from the Grave, and more! PRISM Quartet has been hailed by The New York Times as a "bold ensemble" that "set the standard for contemporary-classical saxophone quartets."    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 12
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 12, 2024, 05/12/2024, Saxophone Quartet

Monday, May 13, 2024

Concert | Grammy Winning Band Performs Folk, Popular, and Classical
Grammy Winners Time For Three (Nicolas Kendall, violin and vocals; Charles Yang, violin and vocals; Ranaan Meyer, double bass and vocals) perform Folk, popular, and classical selections.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 13
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, Grammy Winning Band Performs Folk, Popular, and Classical

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 14
10:30 am

Free

Tours, May 14, 2024, 05/14/2024, Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Classical Music | Traditional Norwegian Fiddle Tunes
Susan Olsen Maren and Annelie Fahlstedt, Hardanger Fiddles, perform Traditional Norwegian Fiddle Tunes.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 14
12:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 14, 2024, 05/14/2024, Traditional Norwegian Fiddle Tunes
Staged Reading | Bertolt Brecht's The Trial of Lucullus: Roman General in the Underworld
A short radio play by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, written in verse. It was completed in 1940. In it, the great Roman general Lucullus appears after death before a judge and jury of the underworld, who are to decide whether he should be condemned to Hades or admitted to the Elysian fields. The jury, representing the lower classes, allows Lucullus to call as witnesses portrayed on a triumphal frieze. All the evidence is against Lucullus, except for the fact that he introduced the cherry tree to Europe, grieved over the destruction of books, and was possessed of a fine culinary experience. A student production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 14
5:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, May 14, 2024, 05/14/2024, Bertolt Brecht's The Trial of Lucullus: Roman General in the Underworld
Classical Music | Works for Flute, Cello, and Piano (In Person AND Online!)
Rebecca Moranis, flute; Jordan Bartow, cello; Joseph Vaz, piano. Program Yike Zhang (b. 1993), Three Flows in Quartet Che Buford (b. 2000), i don't see stars where i'm from. Julian Bennett Holmes (b. 1991), Untitled new quartet    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 14
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 14, 2024, 05/14/2024, Works for Flute, Cello, and Piano (In Person AND Online!)
Concert | Argentinian Tango with Grammy Winning Pianist
Grammy Winner Pablo Ziegler and Masae Shiwa, pianos, perform Nuevo Tango. For decades, Buenos Aires-born, Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine Nuevo Tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of traditional tango, American jazz, and European art music. After performing in Piazzolla's legendary quintet for over a decade and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero, La Camorra, and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 25 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the modern tango tradition.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 14
7:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 14, 2024, 05/14/2024, Argentinian Tango with Grammy Winning Pianist

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Discussion | Israel and the World after October 7th (online)
Yael Eckstein provides insights into navigating Israel's global position after Oct. 7, humanitarian efforts, and Jewish-Christian relations. Since October 7th, Israelis and Jews worldwide have questioned how the Jewish state will relate to the international community. Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, one of the world's leading religious charitable organizations, has a unique perspective on Jewish-Christian relations and Israel's role in the world. Yael, based in Israel, will be in discussion with AJU President Jeffrey Herbst about the lessons she has learned from helping many thousands of Jews move to Israel, providing humanitarian aid to victims of terror, and building inter-religious understanding.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 15
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, May 15, 2024, 05/15/2024, Israel and the World after October 7th (online)

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Classical Music | Baroque Works (In Person AND Online!)
Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble; Avi Stein, organ, perform works by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Johann Rosenmuller (1619-1684), Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1630s-1680), and others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 16
6:00 pm

to 6:45 pm

Free

Concerts, May 16, 2024, 05/16/2024, Baroque Works (In Person AND Online!)
Dancing | Dance Party: Latin Festival
Superb bands and expert dance instruction 6pm: Dance Instruction with Jorge Riascos 7pm-10pm: Live Dance Music with La Charanga Pacha and Jimmy Bosch Salsa Masters Cuban percussionist Miguelito "Pacha" Pozo arrived to the United States in 1958 at the age of three. Pacha soon took up percussion, focusing on the timbales. At the age of thirteen, he competed in a Tito Puente contest and earned 2nd place; soon after, Pacha began playing with bassist Glen Vargas in the band La Contraria in New York City. In 1976, Pacha began to play with New Jersey band Orquesta Realidad, then teamed up with flute extraordinaire Jose Antonio Fajardo in 1980. Pacha recorded live and in the studio with Fajardo Y Sus Estrellas until Fajardo's death in 2000. Pacha rejoined the band playing guiro in 2001 under the direction of Fajardo, Jr. Pacha has shared the stage with many greats in Latin music, including Tito Puente, Machito, Larry Harlow, Tipica '73, Orquesta Broadway, and many more during his long career.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 16
6:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Dancings, May 16, 2024, 05/16/2024, Dance Party: Latin Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Brahms and More
New York Repertory Orchestra; Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo-soprano. Program Brahms (1833-1897), "Academic Festival" Overture Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), La mort de Cleopatre Howard Hanson (1896-1981), Symphony No. 4 "Requiem"    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 18
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Orchestral Works by Brahms and More

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Festival | Greek Jewish Festival
First launched in 2015, the Greek Jewish Festival has grown into an international event that brings together the Greek Jewish community as well as the broader Greek and Jewish communities from across the US and around the world. It is largest effort of KKJ to share the culture and traditions of this community in a major public way. The festival cuts across religious, cultural, age, and geographic lines. Situated within the historic immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side, the Greek Jewish Festival celebrates centuries of cultural exchange that occurred in Greece and the Balkans.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 19
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Greek Jewish Festival
Performance | An Afternoon of Short Plays
An afternoon of short plays by fresh voiced writers. Seating is limited, bring a folding chair, if you'd like.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 19
1:00 pm

Free

Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, An Afternoon of Short Plays
Dance Performance | Fiesta Odalan 45: Contemporary Dance Showcase
BALAM Dance Theatre opens its 45th anniversary season with the opulent spring showing, Fiesta Odalan 45. BALAM, a professional, non-profit dance company, offers a vision of contemporary cultural dance by combining ballet, modern and diverse cultural dance styles and historic periods. Fiesta Odalan 45 presents solos, duets, trios, and a quartet spotlighting a range of music, dance forms and movements from Indonesia, Peru, Spain and the United States from the 18th century to the present.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 19
3:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Fiesta Odalan 45: Contemporary Dance Showcase

Monday, May 20, 2024

Discussion | The Mother of Modern Dance
Third generation Duncan dancer and Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation & Company, Lori Belilove makes public for the first time Isadora Duncan's early manuscript, Exercizes for the Dance. Contrary to myth and popular misconception, Belilove says this document reveals that, Duncan had a coherent technique and guiding principles. Belilove expounds, with demonstration, Duncan's role as the "Mother of Modern Dance" in the context of this early formative handwritten document. An American pioneer of dance, Isadora Duncan was a self-styled revolutionary who condemned the rigidity of ballet and championed free dance coupled with her view of the ideals of ancient Greece: beauty, art, and philosophy. Registration required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 20
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, May 20, 2024, 05/20/2024, The Mother of Modern Dance
Classical Music | Works for Violin, Horn, and Piano
Takt Trio: Austin Wulliman, violin; David Byrd Marrow, horn; Conor Hanick, piano. Program Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano Hilda Paredes (b. 1957), Koan Marcos Balter (b. 1974), new work for Takt Trio Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during this hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concerts, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 20
6:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 20, 2024, 05/20/2024, Works for Violin, Horn, and Piano

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 23
10:30 am

Free

Tours, May 23, 2024, 05/23/2024, Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Staged Reading | The Star: An 1897 HG Wells Story
Equity Library Theater of New York presents a staged reading of the 1897 apocalyptic short story "The Star" by HG Wells, with Broadway actors. On New Year's Day (about 1900, presumably), astronomers announce that the orbit of the planet Neptune has become erratic. Soon it's discovered that a strange luminous object has entered the Solar System, its gravitational pull causing the disturbance. This story is often credited with having created a science fiction subgenre depicting the impact event of a planet or star colliding, or near-colliding with Earth.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 26
1:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, The Star: An 1897 HG Wells Story

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Back and More for Cello, Piano, Organ, and Harpischord
Kate Dilingham, cello; and Claudia Dumschat, piano/organ/harpsichord, perform works by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) and Charles Dillingham (1868-1934).    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 28
12:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Works by J.S. Back and More for Cello, Piano, Organ, and Harpischord
Film | Network (1976) with Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall
In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes. Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She is the recipient of many accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. Robert Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. With a career spanning seven decades, he is the recipient of an Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 28
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Films, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Network (1976) with Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Discussion | Touchstones from the Joffrey Ballet's History (In Person AND Online)
Former Joffrey Ballet dancer Trinette Singleton presents touchstones from the Joffrey Ballet's history with works from the repertoire and the Joffrey Methodology. Beginning with the early 1960s following the Joffrey Ballet's split with Rebecca Harkness, Singleton discusses the events of that first year as the company began to establish itself. Singleton highlights various works that went into the repertoire during that period, along with the 1967 addition of The Green Table, an important milestone for the company. That year was also the year Joffrey produced his groundbreaking multimedia ballet, Astarte. It thrust both the company and Singleton into major news attention. Singleton explores the creation of this work, which has always been a topic of interest to many. The program presents an overview of the work of the Joffrey Ballet's co-founder Gerald Arpino, who was a prolific, often underrated choreographer. The Arpino Chicago Centennial Celebration was a recent testimony to his choreographic genius. Some of the pieces performed for the Centennial Celebration will be highlighted. A few years ago, a small group of dancers who had studied with Robert Joffrey decided it was time to create a record of his teaching method. Through the efforts of those dancers and the Arpino Foundation, a document titled the Joffrey Methodology has resulted. Singleton speaks about the process of documentation and shows a video of a few exercises from Joffrey's actual classes. Registration required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 29
1:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Discussions, May 29, 2024, 05/29/2024, Touchstones from the Joffrey Ballet's History (In Person AND Online)
Book Discussion | The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America
Legendary editor Judith Jones, the woman behind some of the most important authors of the 20th century--including Julia Child, Anne Frank, Edna Lewis, John Updike, and Sylvia Plath--finally gets her due in this intimate biography by Sara B. Franklin. When twenty-five-year-old Judith Jones began working as a secretary at Doubleday's Paris office in 1949, she spent most of her time wading through manuscripts in the slush pile and passing on projects--until one day, a book caught her eye. She read it in one sitting, then begged her boss to consider publishing it. A year later, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl became a bestseller. It was the start of a culture-defining career in publishing. During her more than fifty years as an editor at Knopf, Jones nurtured the careers of literary icons such as Sylvia Plath, Anne Tyler, and John Updike, and helped launched new genres and trends in literature. At the forefront of the cookbook revolution, she published the who's who of food writing: Edna Lewis, M.F.K. Fisher, Claudia Roden, Madhur Jaffrey, James Beard, and, most famously, Julia Child. Through her quiet and tenacious work behind the scenes, Jones helped turn these authors into household names, changing cultural mores and expectations along the way.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 29
6:30 pm

$5

Book Discussions, May 29, 2024, 05/29/2024, The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Concert | Historical Folk Music, Traditional Scottish Tunes, and Baroque Works for Fiddle (In Person AND Online!)
The Berwick Fiddle Consort (Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sarah Douglass, fiddles) performs historical folk music from Cape Breton, Scotland, and Ireland, 18th-century settings of traditional Scottish tunes, and well-known Baroque pieces.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 30
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 30, 2024, 05/30/2024, Historical Folk Music, Traditional Scottish Tunes, and Baroque Works for Fiddle (In Person AND Online!)

Monday, June 3, 2024

Lecture | Where Was God During the Holocaust? (online)
How do we find the divine in the face of unimaginable tragedy? Michael Berenbaum explores this profound question. Many people wonder where God was during the Holocaust, a question that has puzzled believers for decades. It gained significant attention in the latter half of the 20th century and continues to be a pressing issue for those grappling with the idea of God in a world filled with suffering and evil. In this course, they will explore the writings of Elie Wiesel, Emil Fackenheim, Richard L. Rubenstein, Eliezer Berkovits, Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, and others who have delved into this profound question. First of 4 sessions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 3
3:00 pm

Free

Lectures, June 03, 2024, 06/03/2024, Where Was God During the Holocaust? (online)

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Classical Music | Baroque Works for Violin, Bassoon, Harpischord, and More (In Person AND Online!)
Aniela Eddy, Kako Miura, Natalie Rose Kress, Rebecca Nelson, Toma Iliev, violins; Cullen O'Neil, violoncello; Georgeanne Banker, bassoon; Sue Yelanjian, bass; Cameron Welke, Menglin Gao, theorbos; Robert Warner, harpsichord perform Baroque works.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 6
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 06, 2024, 06/06/2024, Baroque Works for Violin, Bassoon, Harpischord, and More (In Person AND Online!)

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Classical Music | Baroque Work for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)
Jeremy Rhizor, violin; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; Marc Bellassai, harpsichord, perform Marin Marais's (1656-1728) La Gamme.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 13
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Baroque Work for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Performance | An Afternoon of Short Plays
An afternoon of short plays by fresh voiced writers. Seating is limited, bring a folding chair, if you'd like.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
1:00 pm

Free

Performances, June 23, 2024, 06/23/2024, An Afternoon of Short Plays
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