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Sat, November 26, 2022. 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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98 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 -- November 26, 2022 and on...
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted.

        

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Festival | Luminaries: A Mesmerizing Display of Colorful Lanterns
Conceived by the LAB at Rockwell Group, Luminaries' glowing canopy consists of 640 twinkling custom lanterns that change in color and intensity. View a special light show at the top of every hour from 8am to 10pm, set to holiday songs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 27
8:00 am

to 10:00 pm

Free

Festivals, November 27, 2022, 11/27/2022, Luminaries: A Mesmerizing Display of Colorful Lanterns
Classical Music | An Essential Piece for Cello Performed in an Intimate Venue
Stephen Ballou performs Twelve Caprices for Solo Cello, Opus 25 by Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901). Cellist Stephen Ballou has been working with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1987. In addition to the Met, Mr. Ballou performs extensively as an active free-lance musician. For 21 years he performed solo recitals and taught master classes for American String Teachers Association and NJ String Education conferences.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 27
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 27, 2022, 11/27/2022, An Essential Piece for Cello Performed in an Intimate Venue
Classical Music | Bach Vespers: Choir and Period Instrument Musicians
After 55 years, hundreds of performances, and two Grammy nominations, Bach Vespers continues to present Bach's cantatas and other great Baroque and early music masterworks every month.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Nov 27
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 27, 2022, 11/27/2022, Bach Vespers: Choir and Period Instrument Musicians

Monday, November 28, 2022

Workshop | Have a Conversation with a Career Coach (Online)
Meet a career coach who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Receive unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual needs. Career coaches can assist with resume critique and feedback, career transition or advancement, clearly defining career goals and developing a plan for success, identifying companies and industries that align with career interests, updating your professional profile on sites like LinkedIn, or evaluating graduate school applications.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Workshops, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Have a Conversation with a Career Coach (Online)
Film | Blade Runner (1982), classic sci-fi film with Harrison Ford
The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on space colonies. When a fugitive group of advanced replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games, anime, and television series. It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood, and several of his works later became films such as Total Recall (1990), Minority Report (2002), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). In 1993, it was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Seven different versions of Blade Runner exist as a result of controversial changes requested by studio executives. A director's cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to test screenings of a workprint. This, in conjunction with the film's popularity as a video rental, made it one of the earliest movies to be released on DVD. In 2007, Warner Bros. released The Final Cut, a 25th-anniversary digitally remastered version. This is the only version over which Scott retained artistic control. The film is the first of the franchise of the same name. A sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve and titled Blade Runner 2049, was released in October 2017 alongside a trilogy of short films covering the thirty-year span between the two films' settings. The anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus was released in 2021. Director: Ridley Scott. Runtime: 117 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
12:00 pm

Free

Films, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Blade Runner (1982), classic sci-fi film with Harrison Ford
Discussion | Bleak, My Favourite Cliche?: A Conversation on British Post-Punk (online)
Gavin Butt and Richard T. Rodriguez talk around their recently published books and new approaches to the study of British popular music culture. Butt's book is No Machos or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk and Rodriguez is author of A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk & US Latinidad.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
5:30 pm

Free

Discussions, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Bleak, My Favourite Cliche?: A Conversation on British Post-Punk (online)
Concert | Broadway's Future New Holiday Songs
Ring in the holidays with a performance featuring an array of new holiday songs written by some of today's most talented composers and lyricists. Produced, directed, and hosted by John Znidarsic. Featured writers include Dahlak Braithwaite, Ben Caplan, Carrie Caffrey, Zach Catron, Justin Cook, Janey Miles Feingold, Danny Feldman, Jessie Field, Amy Goldberg, Bela Kawalec, Dani Koenig, Peyton Marion, Earl Marrows, Mason McDowell, Vaibu Mohan, Sam Norman, Robert Popoli, Eliza Randall, Thalia Ranjbar, Billy Reece, Mikey Rosenbaum, James Salem, Aliza Sotsky, Caitlin Thomas, Julio Vaquero, and Jay Alan Zimmerman.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Broadway's Future New Holiday Songs
Lecture | The Proust Pandemic of 2022
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922), a French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel In Search of Lost Time Professor Antoine Marcel Compagnon, a preeminent Proust scholar, was the curator of several important exhibitions in Paris during this anniversary year, and in this talk he takes us through two of these exhibitions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, The Proust Pandemic of 2022
Lecture | Manzoni, Dostoevsky, and Borges: Lessons to Be Learned from the Papal Reading List (in-person and online)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, pope Francis made frequent references to the chapters dedicated to the plague in Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed, the 19th century Italian novel recently translated into English by Michael Moore. An avid reader, the current Pope was exposed to many great works of fiction and poetry when growing up and during his tenure as a young professor of literature. As we mark the ten year anniversary of his election, we are able to piece together his literary journey, also thanks to the many works he has referenced in his writings and interviews. In his lecture, Fr. Antonio Spadaro will attempt to delineate the Pope's "aesthetic". Paul Elie, author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) and an authority on American Catholic writers, and Antonio Monda, an Italian writer who often deals with Catholic characters and themes in his novels, will engage in a conversation with Fr. Spadaro with the participation of translator Michael Moore.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Manzoni, Dostoevsky, and Borges: Lessons to Be Learned from the Papal Reading List (in-person and online)
Concert | Piano Circus: The Works of Leonard Bernstein, Thelonius Monk, and More Played on Multiple Pianos
This concert will feature the music of Gyorgy Kurtag, Joan Tower, Gyorgy Ligeti, Leonard Bernstein, Thelonius Monk, and many more, all performed on multiple pianos at the same time. Guests must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible; a negative result from a PCR test taken within three days before arrival; or a negative result from a rapid test taken the same day. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 28
7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 28, 2022, 11/28/2022, Piano Circus: The Works of Leonard Bernstein, Thelonius Monk, and More Played on Multiple Pianos

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Concert | Piano & Strings Ensemble Performs Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and More
Featuring: Nanxi Wang, piano; Yuhao Ding, piano; Haoyan Zhou, violin; Nicholas Alexander Kaponyas, piano; Xiwei Wang, piano; Danmeng Zhang, piano; Yingtao Guo; Hang Han; Guanyu Zhao, piano; Yutao Ye, piano; Yifan Mei; Yung-Yi Chen; Ziqi Xu; Hang Han; Wenqing Wang; Yining Zhang Program Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 78 Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012) Four piece suite Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Pictures from the East Cesar Franck (1822 - 1890) Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 Guests must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible; a negative result from a PCR test taken within three days before arrival; or a negative result from a rapid test taken the same day. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
12:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Piano & Strings Ensemble Performs Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and More
Talk | Enriching Pursuits: A Brief History of American Jewish Philanthropy (online)
Philanthropy is not unique to the United States, but United States philanthropy is unique, especially when we consider the contributions of the American Jewish community to the larger American philanthropic landscape. The number and spectrum of organizations in America relying on charitable support is immense and broad --including mutual aid societies, hospitals, religious entities, scientific institutes, schools, and cultural heritage institutions--and their impact is virtually incalculable. Did you know that American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) has preserved the archives of American Jewish philanthropy throughout our own history, documenting organizations as large as UJA-Federation as well as smaller local organizations across the United States? And do you know how the history of American Jewish philanthropy directly relates to larger themes in the history of American Jewish communities and individuals raising funds for vital causes, or how the roles of these organizations grow and facilitate change within their communities? Melanie Meyers, Chair of Collections and Engagement, and Tamar Zeffren, Director of Archival Partnerships gives an exploration of the history of American Jewish philanthropy through the lens of relevant collections at the American Jewish Historical Society. Let's learn together how meaningful items from these vital collections illuminate the fascinating and complex chronicle of charitable giving in the United States.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
12:30 pm

Free

Talks, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Enriching Pursuits: A Brief History of American Jewish Philanthropy (online)
Festival | Holiday Tree Lighting and Activities
Kick off the holiday season with special open hours and activities at the museum. Countdown to the annual lighting of the tree on the cobblestones at 5pm, then drop in for some seasonal fun in the galleries where families and guests of all ages will be invited to create paper boat baubles--great decorations for the holiday--using festive and colorful paper. Live music, additional family activities, and other surprises will take place throughout the Seaport during the tree lighting to mark the official start of the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
4:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Festivals, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Holiday Tree Lighting and Activities
Festival | Park Tree Lighting
Tree lighting festivities include complimentary treats and drinks, live music, and songs by The Manhattan Holiday Carolers.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
5:30 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Festivals, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Park Tree Lighting
Lecture | An Engineers' Job is to Solve Problems, So Who Defines the Problem? (in-person and online)
Engineers tend to be great rule followers. Things tend to be black and white when solving a problem. You have either solved the problem or have not. But who defines what that problem is? Is it marketing, design, your boss? Engineers also tend to avoid failure which is important if you are building a bridge or in my case making toys where safety was paramount, but that often means leveraging tried and true methods. That isn't wrong, but design counterparts would say that hinders creativity and innovation. As an engineer how do you navigate that line, avoiding failure, making it work, hitting your cost and schedules and driving innovation. Speaker David Wong studied electrical engineering at Binghamton University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
5:30 pm

Free

Lectures, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, An Engineers' Job is to Solve Problems, So Who Defines the Problem? (in-person and online)
Lecture | Paul Klee: "In the Magic Kitchen"
Paul Klee was unrivaled among his contemporaries in his wide-ranging experimentation with materials and unconventional techniques. Join scholar Charles W. Haxthausen as he explores the variety of Klee’s practice and reflects on its art-historical implications.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Paul Klee: "In the Magic Kitchen"
Festival | Tree Lighting in the Park (in-person and online)
The annual Tree Lighting show returns featuring: o Broadway stars and co-hosts Jessica Vosk and Jelani Remy o Performances by world-class skaters Mirai Nagasu, Polina Edmunds, Ryan Bradley, Ice Theatre of New York young apprentices Oona and Gage Brown, the Haydenettes, and Figure Skating in Harlem o Plus singing, fireworks, and more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Tree Lighting in the Park (in-person and online)
Book Discussion | Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America (in-person and online)
Spellbinding and propulsive, Cody Keenan' book delivers a detailed account of what Keenan considers the ten most dramatic days of the Obama presidency. During that short but critically important period in June 2015, the nation faced a hate-fueled massacre in Charleston, a reckoning with race and the Confederate flag, and looming Supreme Court decisions on the fate of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. As Keenan writes, this succession of stunning developments put the character of the country on the line and set the stage for the most eagerly anticipated—and most consequential—words of Obama’s presidency. Taking readers inside the craft of speechwriting at the highest level for the most demanding of bosses, Grace provides a fascinating portrait of White House insiders and the team responsible for a series of high-stakes speeches during this historic stretch. Keenan grants readers access to an array of poignant and powerful behind-the-scenes moments—from the president’s late-night writing sessions in the First Family’s residence to Obama’s suggestion that Keenan pour a drink, listen to some Miles Davis, and “find the silences.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America&nbsp;(in-person and online)
Book Discussion | Mr. B: George Ballanchine's 20th Century
Arguably the greatest choreographer who ever lived, George Balanchine was one of the cultural titans of the twentieth century--The New York Times called him "the Shakespeare of dancing." His radical approach to choreography--and life--reinvented the art of ballet and made him a legend. Written with enormous style and artistry, and based on more than one hundred interviews and research in archives across Russia, Europe, and the Americas, Mr. B carries us through Balanchine's tumultuous and high-pitched life story and into the making of his extraordinary dances. With full access to Balanchine's papers and many of his dancers, Jennifer Homans, the dance critic for The New Yorker and a former dancer herself, has spent more than a decade researching Balanchine's life and times to write a vast history of the twentieth century through the lens of one of its greatest artists: the definitive biography of the man his dancers called Mr. B.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Mr. B: George Ballanchine's 20th Century
Book Discussion | When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth
A historic New York arts institution presents a talk exploring new, groundbreaking archaeological research into the lives of these long-misunderstood figures of Egyption history and mythology.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
6:30 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth
Discussion | The History of Antisemitism: Blood Libel (online)
Throughout history and as recently as last week, Jews have been accused of "blood libel." This history dates to the second century BCE and continued to grow, making its way into art and literature like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, right on through the Nazi era. This panel discussion will address this history and contemporary antisemitism with Edward G. Berenson, author of The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town; Magda Teter, author of Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth; and Francois Soyer, author of Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early Modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contra Judios (1674). Moderated by Sara Lipton, author of Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, The History of Antisemitism: Blood Libel (online)
Classical Music | Cello Works by Beethoven and More (In Person and Online)
Taeguk Mun, Cello. Program: Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998) Sonata for Cello and Piano; Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992) Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Krzystof Penderecki (1933 - 2020) Suite for Solo Cello; Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Cello Works by Beethoven and More (In Person and Online)
Performance | Renowned Jazz Guitarist in Autobiographical Show
With his music and stories, world-famous Jazz guitarist Rudy Linka, a native of Prague, guides the audience through his life story with ease and humor, introducing the people who inspired him over his rich career. Rudy studied with legendary guitarists Jim Hall, John Abercrombie and John Scofield. He is the founder and the Artistic Director of the international music festival Bohemia JazzFest in Czechia and the host of a weekly radio show on Czech Radio, "Prima linka", as well as his own TV-show, "Linka", on Czech Television.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 29
7:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free

Performances, November 29, 2022, 11/29/2022, Renowned Jazz Guitarist in Autobiographical Show

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Festival | Luminaries: A Mesmerizing Display of Colorful Lanterns
Conceived by the LAB at Rockwell Group, Luminaries' glowing canopy consists of 640 twinkling custom lanterns that change in color and intensity. View a special light show at the top of every hour from 8am to 10pm, set to holiday songs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
8:00 am

to 10:00 pm

Free

Festivals, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Luminaries: A Mesmerizing Display of Colorful Lanterns
Tour | Garment District: 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

Wed, Nov 30
10:30 am

Free

Tours, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
Book Discussion | Divine New York: Inside the Historic Churches and Synagogues of Manhattan
An exclusive tour through the breathtaking and inspirational interiors of Manhattan's houses of worship. For the past fifteen years, Michael L. Horowitz has been photographing the interiors of Manhattan's historic churches and synagogues. Though their exteriors are often unassuming and overlooked by passersby, their interiors are spectacular, uplifting worshippers and architectural devotees alike. In this book, Horowitz takes us from Lower to Upper Manhattan, from the colorful wall paintings of Bialystocker Synagogue, to the jewel-like stained glass windows of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, to the awe-inspiring wooden ceiling of the Holy Name of Jesus and Saint Gregory the Great Parish. A lively and informative text by Elizabeth Anne Hartman tells the stories behind each of the seventy-five houses of worship featured. These sacred edifices reflect the hopes and aspirations of the many different communities that helped build the metropolis, expressed in numerous architectural and artistic styles. And many of these interiors bear the imprint of notable personalities in Big Apple history, from Clement Moore of "The Night before Christmas" to pioneering Black philanthropist Pierre Toussaint.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Divine New York: Inside the Historic Churches and Synagogues of Manhattan
Book Discussion | Tony award winner Idina Menzel, Pulitzer prize winner Anna Quindlen, and others discuss their books, careers, identities
Idina Menzel, Cara Mentzel, Lisa Barr, Anna Quindlen, Jenny Mollen and Zibby Owens in a panel conversation about their latest books, newest characters, and what it means to be a powerful woman in the 21st century.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
6:30 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Tony award winner Idina Menzel, Pulitzer prize winner Anna Quindlen, and others discuss their books, careers, identities
Screening | the world like a jewel in the hand (2022): Short Film on Looted Museum Pieces
Objects held captive in museums and archives outside of the places from where they were looted are only the tip of the iceberg of the mass colonial plunder of Africa. Substantial wealth has been accumulated through the extraction of raw materials, labor, knowledge, and skills throughout the continent, including the co-option of "visual wealth" attained by putting people in front of the colonizers' cameras. This long and enduring ransack cannot be addressed through the discourse or act of restitution alone, especially when arguments are made in support of the return of individual objects only. Rather, it requires a questioning of the imperial structures of the world in which we live. Within the wide landscape opened by this questioning, this film focuses on the destruction of the Jewish Muslim world that existed in North Africa. The film insists on making it imaginable and inhabitable again. Director: Ariella Aisha Azoulay 58 min. Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
6:30 pm

Free

Screenings, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, the world like a jewel in the hand (2022): Short Film on Looted Museum Pieces
Classical Music | Czech Christmas concert featuring Mezzo-Soprano
An evening of opera, musical theater, and Christmas carols featuring award-winning Czech mezzo-soprano Marketa Cukrova, pianists Isabel Keleti and Francesco Pollon, and cellist Tomas Jamnik.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
7:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Czech Christmas concert featuring Mezzo-Soprano
Classical Music | Cello Works by Schubert, Haydn, and Boulanger (In Person and Online)
Connor Kim, Cello. Program: Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979) Three Pieces for Cello and Piano; Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) Arpeggione Sonata; Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Cello Works by Schubert, Haydn, and Boulanger (In Person and Online)
Comedy Club | Half-Pint Comedy Show
The Half-Pint Comedy Hour is New York City's premiere live variety show. They're celebrating their one-year anniversary with a free show. Hosts Aditya Mayya and James Donlon bring an unforgettable night of sketches, stand-up, and live music. The line-up: Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central) Riley Lassin (Stand-Up New York) Shalewa Sharpe (Comedy Central) Also featuring an unplugged set from folk-musician Ki's Garden and sketches from Half-Pint Comedy    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 30
8:00 pm

Free

Comedy Clubs, November 30, 2022, 11/30/2022, Half-Pint Comedy Show

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Discussion | The Balkans and the Middle East: Contrasts and Parallels (online)
A discussion with some of the top analysts who have researched and worked on the Middle East and Balkan regions. This is a rare discussion that is often never addressed in a public forum about the parallels and comparisons between the Middle East and the Balkans. Both regions are dominated by persistent "frozen conflicts" that are centered around ethnicity and religious identities and their requisite political and civil affiliations. These regions are also engaged in power international relations that include partnerships between and with the United States, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Israel, now post elections with the return of a right-wing Bibi Netanyahu to government and Serbia lled by autocrat Aleksandar Vucic who persists in illiberal politics are two of most dominant personalities in either region. Iran has been in turmoil with the most significant push back since the revolutionary guard uprising in the late 1970s by compulsory hijab wearihng of women citizens who have continued to protest the government crackdown on women for nearly two months that intersects with similar, echoes in the Balkans about gender based sexual violence and femicide. We will probe and discuss these issues and more in what portends to be a fascinating discussion. Panelists: Reuf Bajrovic, Vice President at the US-Europe Alliance in Washington DC; Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute Dahlia Schiendin, Political analyst and a public opinion expert Kurt Bassuener, Co-founder and Senior Associate of the Democratization Policy Council Harun Karcic, Journalist and political analyst Dijana Mujkanovic, Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Moderated by Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
12:00 pm

Free

Discussions, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, The Balkans and the Middle East: Contrasts and Parallels (online)
Staged Reading | Madeleines: The Solace of Baking
Spiced with poetry, Yiddish, and Spanish, Madeleines is about a family of Jewish women grappling with how to love each other through shared grief and the solace of baking. Winner of the 2022 National Jewsih Playwriting Contest. Written by Bess Welden, directed by Emmy-winner Annette Jolles, featuring Drama Desk and Obie winner Laura Esterman, Kate Levy (Gossip Girl), and Eva Kaminsky (The Lucky Star).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
1:00 pm

Pay-what-you-wish

Staged Readings, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, Madeleines: The Solace of Baking
Concert | Traditional Christmas Music From Europe and America (In Person and Online)
Celtic and early music band The Chivalrous Crickets presents a program spanning nine centuries of traditional holiday tunes from Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, and America. The Chivalrous Cricket: Fiona Gillespie, vocals, Irish whistle, Irish flute, bodhran; Paul Morton, theorbo, Baroque guitar, banjo, vocals; Genevieve Gillespie, violin, vocals; Ben Matus, small pipes, Renaissance pipes, German Medieval pipes, dulcian, vocals; Bradley King, vocals, cello    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, Traditional Christmas Music From Europe and America (In Person and Online)
Discussion | Exhaustion and Labor in the Digital Age
Author, poet, and media theorist Tung-Hui Hu in conversation with Elisa Giardina Papa discuss Hu’s new book, Digital Lethargy: Dispatches from an Age of Disconnection. As a modern ailment, digital lethargy is a societal pathology, like earlier forms of acedia, otium, and neurasthenia, but also a disease of performing selfhood under digital capitalism. Tung-Hui Hu makes the argument that digital lethargy helps us turn away from the demand to constantly “be ourselves” and see the potential of quieter, more ordinary forms of survival in the digital age such as collective inaction. He is joined in conversation by Italian artist Elisa Giardina Papa (Venice Biennale, MoMA, Whitney), whose work investigates gender, sexuality, and labor in relationship to neoliberal capitalism and the borders of the global South.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
5:30 pm

Free

Discussions, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, Exhaustion and Labor in the Digital Age
Lecture | The Laughable and Comedic Characterization in Plato's Euthydemus
Speaker Franco Trivigno (University of Oslo) aims to show that Plato's Euthydemus is an ideal comedy in that it imitates the laughable self-ignorance of Euthydemus and Dionysodorus and largely satisfies four constraints on ideal comedy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, The Laughable and Comedic Characterization in Plato's Euthydemus
Festival | Holiday Lights Celebration
Kick-off the season with a festive evening of lively carols, cozy beverages, and sweet treats. Come see the new Holiday Lights Tree in the park. Celebrate the spirit of giving and help those in need by bringing an unwrapped gift to share with Stockings With Care. Special guest appearances by Sing Harlem Choir, and you-know-who. Sing Harlem is the breakout musical group from Mama Foundation for the Arts. Under the direction of Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, the choir has grown to be a highly respected and influential force in the New York gospel scene, producing not only great vocalists, but top-notch global citizens.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, Holiday Lights Celebration
Discussion | An Evening with Tony-Winning Actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia
In conjunction of the 25 year anniversary of Rent, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, known for originating the role of Angel on Broadway and film, will be in conversation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, An Evening with Tony-Winning Actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Book Discussion | Stay True: Asian American, but Out of Place
In the eyes of eighteen-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken--with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity--is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations, is mainstream; for Hua, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, who makes 'zines and haunts Bay Area record shops, Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to. The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that, however they engage with it, American culture doesn't seem to have a place for either of them. Hua Hsu talks with podcast co-hosts E. Tammy Kim and Jay Caspian Kang about his new memoir.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
7:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, Stay True: Asian American, but Out of Place
Concert | French Electronic Artist and Polish Cellist in Collaboration
Ego Death, a collaboration between French electronic artist Aho Ssan (aka Niamke Desire) and the Polish composer/cellist Resina (aka Karolina Rec). The duo first met as contributors to Nicolas Jaar's Weavings and quickly discovered a powerful musical connection. Pitchfork says Aho Ssan's sonic art "feels like a snapshot of something being torn at the molecular level," while Quietus lauds Resina's "evocative sound-world... moving from dreamily luminous to unnervingly dark." Together, these two cutting-edge creators have created a confrontational, complex and entrancing soundscape for this U.S. premiere. Opening is Polish experimental vocalist Antonina Nowacka, whose voice Pitchfork described as "a lone organism carving a languid path." In her work she explores an interest in the nature of sound, particularly its effect on the nervous system, as well as the ways that music can put the performer and audience in a specific state of mind.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 1
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 01, 2022, 12/01/2022, French Electronic Artist and Polish Cellist in Collaboration

Friday, December 2, 2022

Talk | Jewish Love in the Century of the Self
Christian Bailey explores the role of romantic relationships in German-Jewish lives from the 1870s to the 1970s, showing how ideals of romantic love helped German Jews develop a new sense of self. Christian Bailey is Assistant Professor of History at Purchase College, SUNY.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
11:00 am

Free

Talks, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Jewish Love in the Century of the Self
Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation
Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
1:30 pm

to 3:30 pm

Free

Workshops, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation
Screening | Paris is Burning (1990): Drag Documentary
An exploration of freedom of expression, identity oppression and the underpinnings of drag culture through a screening of the documentary feature Paris is Burning (1990), followed by a discussion with a member of the New York City chapter of Drag Story Hour. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, Paris is Burning chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. Dir: Jessie Livingston 78 Min. Drag Story Hour has, since 2015, produced educational programs for children which encourage literacy and celebrate gender diversity and difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable. However, these programs have recently been the target of protests.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Paris is Burning (1990): Drag Documentary
Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
Classical Music | Familiar Pieces and Hidden Gems for String Quartet (In Person and Online)
Naho Parrini, violin; Jenifer Ahn, violin; Angela Pickett, viola; Alberto Parrini, cello Program Florence Price (1887 - 1953) Quartet in G Major William Grant Still (1895 - 1978) Lyric Quartet Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) String Quartet Seating is first come, first served. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Familiar Pieces and Hidden Gems for String Quartet (In Person and Online)
Book Discussion | Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins (online)
Known as the "Saxophone Colossus," Sonny Rollins is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz improvisers of all time, winning Grammys, the Austrian Cross of Honor, Sweden's Polar Music Prize and a National Medal of Arts. The story of Sonny Rollins--innovative, unpredictable, larger than life--is the story of jazz itself, and Sonny's own narrative is as timeless and timely as the art form he represents. Part jazz oral history told in the musicians' own words, part chronicle of one man's quest for social justice and spiritual enlightenment, Aidan Levy's is the definitive biography of one of the most enduring and influential artists in jazz and American history. Author Aidan Levy is the author of Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed and editor of Patti Smith on Patti Smith: Interviews and Encounters.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
7:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins (online)
City Walk | Holiday Lights Tour
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Lighting and window displays we visit on the tour: (tentative until displays are up): Rockefeller Center St. Patrick's Cathedral Saks Fifth Ave Macy's Herald Square Bergdorf Goodman Tiffany and Co. and much more Rain, snow or shine. Dress appropriate for the weather (jackets, scarves, hats, gloves and layers).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
7:00 pm

Free

City Walks, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Holiday Lights Tour
Opera | A Contemporary Reimagining of the Baroque Opera La Calisto
La Calisto is the best known of Pier Francesco Cavalli's 40+ operas. Based on a libretto by Giovanni Faustini, it's a wild romp through mythology. The first story is the Ovidian myth of Calisto, in which the nymph is seduced by Jupiter disguised as Diana. The second story is the myth of Endymion, whose love for Diana is secretly reciprocated by the chaste goddess. Conductor: Kamna Gupta Director: Emma Griffin    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, A Contemporary Reimagining of the Baroque Opera La Calisto
Screening | Tap Treasures: Dance Masters on Film
Tap Treasures was presented at the Duke on 42nd Street theater during Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival on July 14, 2016. The performance, directed by Tony Waag, featured new work created by tap dance soloists, contemporary ensembles, emerging raw talent, and leading tap masters. Artists included Christina Carminucci, Felipe Galganni, Richard James, Kwikstep, Ted Levy, Tapman Myers, Max Pollak, Rokafella, Leonardo Sandoval, Lynn Schwab, Samara Seligsohn, Randy Skinner, Melinda Sullivan, the Tap City Youth Ensemble, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag and Karen Callaway Williams. Tap Treasures was a contemporary "mash up" of tap dance, hip hop, waacking, body percussion, soft-shoe, and swing combined with vintage video and photographs remixed to classic songs such as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Tap Treasures investigated and revisited eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 2
8:00 pm

$5 in-person...

Screenings, December 02, 2022, 12/02/2022, Tap Treasures: Dance Masters on Film

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
1:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
Discussion | The Influence of Jose Limon on Latin Dance
Latin choreographers, performers, and thought leaders explore contemporary Latin dance in America through the lens of Jose Limon, as well as other foundational figures in the artform, while speaking to the influences these rich legacies continue to have on current and future practices in the field. Jose Arcadio Limon (1908 - 1972) was a dancer and choreographer from Mexico and who developed what is now known as 'Limon technique'. In the 1940s, he founded the Jose Limon Dance Company (now the Limon Dance Company), and in 1968 he created the Jose Limon Foundation to carry on his work. In his choreography, Limon spoke to the complexities of human life as experienced through the body. His dances feature large, visceral gestures -- reaching, bending, pulling, grasping -- to communicate emotion. Inspired in part by his teacher Doris Humphrey's and Charles Weidman's theories about the importance of body weight and dynamics, his own Limon technique emphasizes the rhythms of falling and recovering balance and the importance of good breathing to maintaining flow in a dance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
2:30 pm

to 3:30 pm

Free

Discussions, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Influence of Jose Limon on Latin Dance
Festival | Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting
Celebrate the season with a holiday tree lighting, live music, decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
4:30 pm

Free

Festivals, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting
Festival | First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Festivals, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
Reading | Seen, Sound, Scribe: Talks and Readings
This event features a talk with the Def Poetry Jam-featured author Jaha Zainabu, who celebrates the release of her collection, I'm Writing to Tell You, with several readings from the new book, and international poetry sensation Nikita Gill. They are followed by a performance from the self-styled "BlackGirlMagic" singer-songwriter Mayyadda, playing songs from her 2021 album Try & Remember.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm

Free

Readings, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Seen, Sound, Scribe: Talks and Readings
Jazz | Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra
Rising star of the jazz world leads an 18-member ensemble recently featured at Birdland in a dynamic program to include newly arranged works of Korean traditional classics such as "Sae Taryeong" and "Arirang". Jihye LeKnown is for her "intrepid storytelling" approach to jazz and is the recipient of BMI Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and frequently writes arrangements for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. *Please note that seating for this event is first-come, first-served with reservation. Doors open at 7pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra
Classical Music | Part One of Richard Wagner's Epic Der Ring des Nibelungen
New York Repertory Orchestra; David Leibowitz, Musical Director; Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenor; Mark Risinger, bass Program Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883): Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla Wilhelm Richard Wagner: Die Walkure, Act I Das Rheingold is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. As the "preliminary evening" within the cycle, Das Rheingold gives the background to the events that drive the main dramas of the cycle. It recounts Alberich's theft of the Rhine gold after his renunciation of love; his fashioning of the all-powerful ring from the gold and his enslavement of the Nibelungs; Wotan's seizure of the gold and the ring, to pay his debt to the giants who have built his fortress Valhalla; Alberich's curse on the ring and its possessors; Erda's warning to Wotan to forsake the ring; the early manifestation of the curse's power after Wotan yields the ring to the giants; and the gods' uneasy entry into Valhalla, under the shadow of their impending doom.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 3
8:00 pm

$15 suggested donation

Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Part One of Richard Wagner's Epic Der Ring des Nibelungen

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Tour | Holiday-Themed Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour
Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 4
11:00 am

Free

Tours, December 04, 2022, 12/04/2022, Holiday-Themed Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour
Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 4
1:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, December 04, 2022, 12/04/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
Jazz | Grammy-Nominated Pianist Performs in Intimate Venue (In Person and Online)
Original arrangements infused with the spirit of calypso and reggae performed by The Monty Alexander Trio (Monty Alexander, piano; Hassan Shakur, bass; Obed Calvaire, drums). Veteran pianist Monty Alexander is often hailed for his work as an accompanist with the likes of Ernest Ranglin, Ray Brown, and Tony Bennett, and he has performanced on more than 75 recordings. The Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander in the Order of Distinction in 2000 and conferred on him the national honor of the Order of Jamaica in 2022 for "Sterling Contributions to the Promotions of Jamaican Music and the Jazz Genre Interpretations Globally".    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 4
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 04, 2022, 12/04/2022, Grammy-Nominated Pianist Performs in Intimate Venue (In Person and Online)
Classical Music | Spanish Guitar: Music by Albeniz and Others
A classical Spanish guitar concert by Jose Ruciero. The performance titled Iber is a journey through Spain traversing from the romantic Recuerdos de la Alhambra (1899) by Francisco Tarrega to the lively Asturias (1892) by Isaac Albeniz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 4
3:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 04, 2022, 12/04/2022, Spanish Guitar: Music by Albeniz and Others

Monday, December 5, 2022

Festival | Tree Lighting in the Park
Festivities at the annual lighting of the 20-foot Frasier fir include music by CHIA's Dance Party, led by Martin Vejarano and his Brass Quintet and juggling, cheer, and interactive comedy by Tanya Turgeon and her team of merry performers at the Department of Spectacle.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 5
5:00 pm

Free

Festivals, December 05, 2022, 12/05/2022, Tree Lighting in the Park
Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists Featuring: Hollow Organ: Cory Nakasue, David Sierra, Elisabeth Motley, and x    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 5
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, December 05, 2022, 12/05/2022, Dance Works-in-Progress

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Lecture | Tamizdat: Banned Books from Russia and Eastern Europe
The term tamizdat, coined as a derivative of samizdat (self-publishing) and gosizdat (state publishing), refers to the publishing industry "over there," or abroad. It stands for the corpus of manuscripts rejected, censored or never submitted for publication at home but smuggled through various channels across the Iron Curtain and printed elsewhere, with or without the authors' knowledge or consent. Tamizdat was a weapon on the cultural fronts of the Cold War and remained as symbolic of the Soviet era as its more familiar and better researched domestic counterparts, samizdat and gosizdat, until Perestroika, when the Curtain began to rust. First published abroad before they could see the light of day at home, these first editions of "contraband" literature from Russia and Eastern Europe contributed to the formation of the canon. Each publication has its own history, making tamizdat a literary practice and a political institution. In the span of several decades, it paved the way for the reunification of Russian and East European literatures at home and abroad, reconciling the gap that came between them as a result of political upheaval in the twentieth century. Speaker Yakov Klots is Assistant Professor in the Russian and Slavic Studies Program at Hunter College.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 6
4:00 pm

Free

Lectures, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Tamizdat: Banned Books from Russia and Eastern Europe
Discussion | A Convesration with Tony-Winning Choreographer Bill T. Jones (online)
Nigerian-born writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei will be in conversation with Live Arts Artistic Director Bill T. Jones. Jones is the recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award; the 2013 National Medal of Arts; the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography of the critically acclaimed FELA!; a 2007 Tony Award, 2007 Obie Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur Fellows Award.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 6
7:00 pm

$5

Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, A Convesration with Tony-Winning Choreographer Bill T. Jones (online)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Talk | Investigating Nonhuman Consciousness (online)
Humans make many decisions that affect nonhumans without always knowing whether these nonhumans are conscious. Is there a test for nonhuman consciousness that can be useful for impact assessments and policy decisions despite the limitations on our knowledge about other minds? In this panel, Jonathan Birch will present his proposed strategy for investigating invertebrate consciousness and Susan Schneider will present her proposed test for AI consciousness. Birch and Schneider will then discuss the pros and cons of these tests, as well as the similarities and differences between testing for consciousness in these different nonhuman populations.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 7
12:00 pm

Free

Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Investigating Nonhuman Consciousness (online)
Concert | Sing Your Favorite Christmas Carols Accompanied by Children's Choir
Join the Annual Community Charol Sing and celebrate the holidays with good cheer and good music. Bring family, friends, neighbors and colleagues during the noon hour and enjoy singing some of your favorite carols together in an intimate setting with the Choristers of the combined Boys' and Girls' Choirs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 7
12:15 pm

to 12:45 pm

Free

Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Sing Your Favorite Christmas Carols Accompanied by Children's Choir
Book Discussion | Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music
A night with Bill Frisell and biographer Philip Watson in conversation about the definitive biography of the guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist. Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative and influential musicians at work today. A quietly revolutionary guitar hero for our genre-blurring times, he connects to a diverse range of artists and admirers, including Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Gus Van Sant and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, all of whom feature in this book.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 7
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music
Talk | Artist Talk: Life in the Abstract (in-person and online)
A talk with Wyatt Kahn on the occasion of his first public art exhibition, Life in the Abstract. Khan's talk will address his multidimensional practice that encompasses painting, drawing, and sculpture, with a focus on his Public Art Fund exhibition, currently on view through February 26, 2023 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 7
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Artist Talk: Life in the Abstract (in-person and online)
Book Discussion | The Revolutionary: Samuel Sdams (in-person and online)
Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, "Samuel Adams was the man." A singular figure at a singular moment, Adams packaged and amplified the Boston Massacre. He helped to mastermind the Boston Tea Party. He employed every tool in an innovative arsenal to rally a town, a colony, and eventually a band of colonies behind him, creating the cause that created a country. For his efforts he became the most wanted man in America: When Paul Revere rode to Lexington in 1775, it was to warn Samuel Adams that he was about to be arrested for treason. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff brings her masterful skills to Adams's improbable life, illuminating his transformation from aimless son of a well-off family to tireless, beguiling radical who mobilized the colonies. Arresting, original, and deliriously dramatic, this is a long-overdue chapter in the history of our nation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 7
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, The Revolutionary: Samuel Sdams (in-person and online)

Friday, December 9, 2022

Performance | Private Bodies: Performative Installation Mixing Dance, Video and Photography
Influential choreographer and cultural entrepreneur Cosmin Manolescu returns to New York for the American premiere of his newest project,, a performative installation cleverly mixing dance, video and photography to create eerie, haunting effects. Visually striking and based on an original choreographic method, the hybrid show, performed by its author in duo with Cristina Lilienfeld, is a powerful affirmation of what can still make us happy in a life affected by pandemics and wars. The performance will be followed by a round table "Moving Dialogue: Over 25 years of Romanian-American Choreographic Collaboration" with the participation of New York-based choreographer Ursula Eagly, the 2022 recipient of the Gabriela Tudor residency program at the AREAL space in Bucharest.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 9
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, December 09, 2022, 12/09/2022, Private Bodies: Performative Installation Mixing Dance, Video and Photography

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Film | Spirited Away (2001): Animation from Japan
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. Director: Hayao Miyazaki Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino 125 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 10
1:00 pm

Free

Films, December 10, 2022, 12/10/2022, Spirited Away (2001): Animation from Japan
Screening | Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) with Gene Wilder
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Directed by Mel Stuart. Featuring Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, and Roy Kinnear. Rated G. 98 minutes. Jerome Silberman (1933 - 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, comedian, writer and filmmaker. Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He also received a Gold Globe Award for Best Actor for the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), and another Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Silver Streak (1976)    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 10
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Screenings, December 10, 2022, 12/10/2022, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) with Gene Wilder

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Festival | New York Jewish Book Festival
The first-ever New York Jewish Book Festival features talks, panels, and author signings. The daylong event will touch on themes of Jewish heritage including culture and history, modern life and literature, the Holocaust, food and cookbooks, and books for kids and families. Among the highlights in store will be a panel of well-known photographers discussing their work photographing Holocaust survivors and a new biography of businessman and philanthropist Edmond J. Safra, after whom the Museum's theater is named. Keynotes will feature illustrator and author Maira Kalman on her new book, Women Holding Things; Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends; and a conversation with Michael Twitty, the Southern Jewish television personality, blogger, and author of Koshersoul.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 11
10:00 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Festivals, December 11, 2022, 12/11/2022, New York Jewish Book Festival
City Walk | Historic Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour
Local historian 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

Sun, Dec 11
2:00 pm

Free

City Walks, December 11, 2022, 12/11/2022, Historic Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour
Concert | Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols Performed by All-Female Choir
Performed by The Girls' Choir, joined with H.S. Singers, Alumnae, and Women from the Adult Choir. Accompanied by Nancy Allen, harp A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten is an extended choral composition for Christmas scored for three-part treble chorus, solo voices, and harp. The text, structured in eleven movements, is taken from The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, edited by Gerald Bullett. It is principally in Middle English, with some Latin and Early Modern English. It was composed in 1942 on Britten's sea voyage from the United States to England.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 11
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 11, 2022, 12/11/2022, Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols Performed by All-Female Choir
Classical Music | String Quartet Performs Works by Debussy and Caplet Accompanied by Harp
The Calidore String Quartet performs Claude Debussy's iconic works for ensembles. Jeffrey Mays, violin; Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello Featuring Bridget Kibbey, harp. Program Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Danses Sacree et Profane Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Quartet Andre Caplet (1878 - 1925) The Mask of the Red Death Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet was the first and only North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 11
5:00 pm

to 6:15 pm

Free

Concerts, December 11, 2022, 12/11/2022, String Quartet Performs Works by Debussy and Caplet Accompanied by Harp

Monday, December 12, 2022

Book Discussion | Authors Who Published Their First Book After Age 60
Each member of this four author panel will read a small excerpt from their books, followed by a discussion of the practicalities behind getting their first book published. For would-be writers who've always wanted to put pen to paper but didn't know how to get started this panel will be a great resource filled with advice about how to get started writing, how to find a publisher, and more. Brahna Yassky's debut book Slow Dancing with Fire - a Memoir of Resilience was published in May 2022. Her writing has appeared in The Plentitudes Journal, American Writers Review 2020, The Independent, Salon, Wired, Lilith, AARP's The Ethel and The Girlfriend and others. She won honorable mention for The Doheny Prize 2018 from the Center for Fiction. Sue Mell's debut novel, Provenance, won Madville Publishing's 2021 Blue Moon Novel Award and was chosen as a 2022 Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association. Her collection of micro essays, Giving Care, won the 2022 Chestnut Review Prose Chapbook Prize, and her collection of short stories, A New Day, was a finalist for the 2021 St. Lawrence Book Award. Beverly Willett is the author of Disassembly Required: A Memoir of Midlife Resurrection, a story about beginning again after the American Dream implodes. The book was excerpted by AARP Magazine, nominated for Georgia Author of the Year, and a June 2022 pick by the world's largest book club, The International Pulpwood Queens. Kate Walter is the author of two memoirs: Behind the Mask: Living Alone in the Epicenter; and Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of Downtown Heartbreak and Healing. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, AM-NY, Next Avenue, The Advocate, The Village Sun and many other outlets.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 12
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Authors Who Published Their First Book After Age 60
Concert | Contemporary and Classical Works Performed by Acoustic Quartet and Broadway Singer
The Hands Free is a new acoustic quartet of genre-hopping musicians featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/violinist/singer Caroline Shaw, James Moore (guitar/banjo), Nathan Koci (accordion), and Eleonore Oppenheim (bass). Here, they pair with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran ("magnificent," L A Times), who starred on Broadway in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Drawing upon classical, folk, and jazz idioms, theirs is "a beautifully eclectic mix of sounds" that maintains "the warmth and spontaneity of an impromptu jam session." (Second Inversion) Program Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) Selections from Dido and Aeneas Classical, jazz, and folk-inflected original compositions and improvisations    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 12
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Contemporary and Classical Works Performed by Acoustic Quartet and Broadway Singer
Play | How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World: Bertolt Brecht vs the House Un-American Activities Committee
See a play about Bertolt Brecht's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee on October 30, 1947. How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World tells the story of Bertolt Brecht’s testimony as if it were a play being directed by Brecht himself. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 12
8:30 pm

Free

Plays, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World: Bertolt Brecht vs the House Un-American Activities Committee

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Book Discussion | Finale: Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim (in-person and online)
D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker, discusses his new collection of deeply personal interviews with the late Stephen Sondheim, conducted in the last year of the composer-lyricist's life. The conversations revealed Sondheim as he was rarely seen in public, with a candor and vulnerability little shown before. Now, Max brings together the unedited interviews, creating a remarkable portrait of an artist in his twilight, offering insight into the mind and heart of a genius who indelibly influenced American musical theater and popular culture.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 13
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 13, 2022, 12/13/2022, Finale: Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim (in-person and online)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Film | Big (1988) with Tom Hanks
Nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards. After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. Dir: Penny Marshall. With Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, and John Heard. 104 Min. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Big (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title character in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks has also won seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific. In 2013, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 14
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Big (1988) with Tom Hanks
Slide Lecture | Photography from Glacier National Park (online)
Imma Barrera's presentation will be an overview of the work carried out as an artist in residence during July 2021 and a comprehensive introduction to Glacier National Park. The residency focused not only on capturing the Milky Way but also covered some of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife found in the park. Glacier and its sister park, Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, have been certified as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sly Association and therefore offer great photographic opportunities any time of the day.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 14
5:00 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Photography from Glacier National Park (online)
Discussion | Civility in Social Media and the News Media (online)
A group of scholars and practitioners will examine the role of social media and the news media in shaping civil discourse in America. They will examine how advances in technology have driven the breakdown in civility. They will address questions including: How much is technology itself to blame versus misplaced attention by those in political media (e.g. ignoring the “workhorses” in Congress; and covering “fights” and election horse races rather than policymaking)? What is the responsibility of online platforms? What has been the impact of the decline in local and community-based news sources? And how do journalists and online commentators shape how we see ourselves, see others, and interact with each other? Speakers include: Imran Ahmed, founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK; Paul Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Public Integrity' Chenjerai Kumanyika (moderator), Assistant Professor of Journalism; and Sarah Sobieraj, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 14
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Civility in Social Media and the News Media (online)
Opening Reception | The Black Civil War Soldier: Stoic Portraits and Intimate Ephemera
An opening reception and book signing for The Black Civil War Soldier, curated by Deborah Willis. The exhibition is a stunning collection of stoic portraits and intimate ephemera from the lives of black Civil War soldiers. Portraits of black soldiers, whether taken in a photographic studio, on a battleground, or on a campground, are connected to the concept of democracy and citizenship expressed by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass. Willis seeks to engage that sense of activism and highlight the various acts of courage by black men and women, both bonded and free, during the Civil War, as well as the rewards they received. These are experiences shared by all the soldiers, no matter their backgrounds.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 14
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, The Black Civil War Soldier: Stoic Portraits and Intimate Ephemera

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Concert | German Music for Viols and Harpsichord (In Person and Online)
Empire Viols explores the Rhine through music of German composers of the Baroque. The tour includes two Rhine pieces: renowned gambist Johannes Schenck's Le Nymphe di Rheno and Johann Jakob Froberger's travelogue, Le Passage du Rhin, as well as a passacaglia by Johann Friedrich Meister. Transcriptions of Johann Sebastian and son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach complete the trip. Founded in 1994, Empire Viols focuses on the rich repertoire for two viols and harpsichord, expanding it with adventurous transcriptions of music originally for other instruments. The ensemble includes Martha McGaughey, viol; Carlene Stober, viol; and Arthur Haas, harpsichord.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 15
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 15, 2022, 12/15/2022, German Music for Viols and Harpsichord (In Person and Online)
Discussion | Ancient Lives: Cleopatra, Crassus, Demetrius (online)
A celebration of Ancient Lives, Yale University Press's new series of biographies of thinkers, writers, kings, queens, conquerors, and politicians from all parts of the ancient world. The series launches with three titles: Cleopatra: Her History, Her Myth by Francine Prose; Demetrius: Sacker of Cities by James Romm; and Crassus: The First Tycoon by Peter Stothard. The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Mendelsohn.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 15
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, December 15, 2022, 12/15/2022, Ancient Lives: Cleopatra, Crassus, Demetrius (online)
Concert | Piano Works by Chopin, Debussy, and More
Architect, author & musician Jordi Querol performs selections from Chopin, Ginastera, Debussy, and Granados. Afterwards there will be a discussion of Querol's new book Places That Speak, an autobiographical work detailing Querol's journey through life, followed by a Q&A.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 15
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 15, 2022, 12/15/2022, Piano Works by Chopin, Debussy, and More

Friday, December 16, 2022

Classical Music | Two Sonatas and a Ballet for Violin & Piano Duo (In Person and Online)
Claudia Schaer, violin; Olga Gurevich, piano Program Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Sonata BWV 1014 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Sonata #8 in G major Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) Suite Italienne Seating is first come, first serve. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 16
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 16, 2022, 12/16/2022, Two Sonatas and a Ballet for Violin & Piano Duo (In Person and Online)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Concert | Christmas Carols by Candlelight (In Person and Online)
Enjoy Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, a juxtoposition of ancient and modern sounds as Renaissance texts and plainchant intersect with Britten's sonorous and colorful writing in a choral work for treble voices. Trinity Youth Chorus; Caroline Cole, harp; Melissa Attebury, conductor    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 18
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 18, 2022, 12/18/2022, Christmas Carols by Candlelight (In Person and Online)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Film | Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Dir: Boaz Yakin. With Will Patton, Donald Faison, and Nicole Ari Parker. 114 Min. Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for his performances on the screen and stage, he has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". He is also known for his frequent collaborations with directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. Throughout his career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2020, The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon him by President Joe Biden.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 21
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, December 21, 2022, 12/21/2022, Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington
Concert | Winter Luminaria with Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
The event will take place in a garden set aglow with enchanting lights on Winter Solstice. Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars was created in 2011 for the inaugural Make Music Winter festival by composer/performer Patrick Grant. Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into their own sonic narratives. Since its inception, Grant has produced a number of Tilted Axes processions in various cities upon three continents. The group will perform works by Grant and ensemble members plus music by Glass, Monteverdi, and Hendrix. Choreography is by Christopher Caines.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 21
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 21, 2022, 12/21/2022, Winter Luminaria with Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Book Discussion | A Classic Tale of Courtship, Intrigue, and Life in England
Can You Forgive Her? is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in serial form in 1864 and 1865. It is the first of six novels in the Palliser series, also known as the Parliamentary Novels. Join fellow readers for a conversation about the novel, including its characters, themes, and narrative. Copies of the book will be available at the event. Can You Forgive Her? follows three parallel stories of courtship and marriage and the decisions of three women: Alice Vavasor, her cousin Glencora Palliser, and her aunt Arabella Greenow. Early on, Alice asks the question "What should a woman do with her life?" This theme repeats itself in the dilemmas faced by the other women in the novel. Lady Glencora and her husband Plantagenet Palliser recur in the remainder of the series.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 29
4:30 pm

to 5:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, December 29, 2022, 12/29/2022, A Classic Tale of Courtship, Intrigue, and Life in England

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Classical Music | Organ Works By J.S. Bach and More Performed on One of the Largest Instruments in the World
Ring in the new year with a festive concert featuring organ music from J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne, and Johann Strauss Sr. performed by organist Paolo Bordignon, followed by a champagne reception.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 31
11:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 31, 2022, 12/31/2022, Organ Works By J.S. Bach and More Performed on One of the Largest Instruments in the World

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Film | Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
The film received six nominations at the 47th Academy Awards, with one winner: Best Actor (Finney), Best Supporting Actress (Bergman, winner), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. In December 1935, when his transcontinental luxury train is stranded by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before, with a multitude of suspects. Dir: Sidney Lumet With Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and Sean Connery. 128 Min. Rated PG. Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890 - 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jan 12
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Films, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Film | Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
The film received six nominations at the 47th Academy Awards, with one winner: Best Actor (Finney), Best Supporting Actress (Bergman, winner), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. In December 1935, when his transcontinental luxury train is stranded by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before, with a multitude of suspects. Dir: Sidney Lumet With Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and Sean Connery. 128 Min. Rated PG. Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890 - 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jan 15
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Films, January 14, 2023, 01/14/2023, Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

Monday, January 23, 2023

Book Discussion | The Intimate City: A Conversastion About Touring NYC
Join acclaimed New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman in conversation with New York Times editor Sam Sifton about his 2022 book exploring his celebrated walking tours. "New York City comes alive in this scintillating collection of conversations between New York Times architecture critic Kimmelman . . . An enchanting and lyrical montage of an ever-evolving city." --Publishers Weekly Michael Kimmelman is the architecture critic of The New York Times. He was the paper's chief art critic and, from Berlin, created the Abroad column, covering politics and culture across Europe and the Middle East. He has reported from more than forty countries and founded Headway, a nonprofit journalistic initiative focused on global challenges and paths to progress. A native New Yorker, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, he is the author of The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa and Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jan 24
6:30 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, January 23, 2023, 01/23/2023, The Intimate City: A Conversastion About Touring NYC

Friday, February 17, 2023

Concert | A Tribute to Legendary Soprano Leontyne Price
Soprano Cheryl Warfield and pianist Olga Gurevich present a musical program of arias and spirituals with historical narrative about the life and career of legendary singer Leontyne Price, the first Black soprano to sing a lead role at the Metropolitan Opera House. Program Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) Signore, ascolta from Turandot; Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) D'amor sull'ali rosee from Il Trovatore; Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) O patria mia from Aida; Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) Vissi d'arte from Tosca; Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901) Pace mio dio from La Forza del destino; Margaret Bonds (1913 - 1972) Spiritual Suite for Piano; Traditional, Valley of the Bones; Traditional, The Bells; Traditional, Troubled Water; Traditional, He's Got the Whole World in His Hand.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Feb 18
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, February 17, 2023, 02/17/2023, A Tribute to Legendary Soprano Leontyne Price
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