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New York is full of wonderful things to do beyond the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 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.
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90  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 90  events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City.
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

Sat, Oct 20
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
City Walk | Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour
Learn about the making of New York City's most notable and celebrated public squares. Then, take a stroll down New York's most famous street--learn about its origins as a Lenape trail, and how it eventually became the main artery of the most populous city in the United States. Finally, we walk through scenic SoHo, exploring both the neighborhood's recent history as well as some sordid tales from centuries past.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
11:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

City Walks, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour
Film | 7 Days in Entebbe (2018): Crime Thriller Based on True Events
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Director: José Padilha. Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl. 107 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
2:00 pm

Free

Films, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, 7 Days in Entebbe (2018): Crime Thriller Based on True Events
Classical Music | Carnegie Hall Citywide: vocal pieces and more
The winners of the Music Academy of the West’s prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition (2017), soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca perform together. Kidwell has appeared in Chapman University’s productions of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and sung the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Giuca holds a collaborative piano fellowship at Bard College, and has served on the music staffs of the Houston Ballet, Eastern Music Festival, and SongFest.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Carnegie Hall Citywide: vocal pieces and more
Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Staged Reading | A Deal: Follow the Money
A Deal by Zhu Yi is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family’s home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, A Deal: Follow the Money
Classical Music | Rock musician performs Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky
Nicholas Wiggins, bass. Program Clyne (b.1980) Within Her Arms Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Songs and Dances of Death Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Symphony No. 1 About the musician Bassist Nicholas Wiggins also known by the stage name Zombie Nicholas, is best known for his time as the bassist and backing vocalist for the horror punk band Aiden from 2003 until 2015. He is also a member of the supergroup Me Vs. Myself  and played bass for William Control's live band. He has been the rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Girl On Fire, who released their debut album Not Broken in 2013.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 20
8:00 pm

$15 donation suggested

Concerts, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Rock musician performs Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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

Sun, Oct 21
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 21, 2018, 10/21/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
Performance | Storytelling: The Spirit Survives: Education for Extinction
For decades the Indigenous nations of North America suffered the loss of their children to government boarding schools, where they were forcibly “re-educated” to assimilation and “civilization,” at the cost of culture and identity. Renowned Native American storyteller Dovie Thomason, of Lakota, Apache, and Scot Traveller descent, introduces us to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and its profound and lingering impact on Indian and non-Indian people. Her story explores the narratives and inner resources that enabled the spirit and identity of Native peoples to survive and raises provocative questions for all contemporary Americans. Dovie Thomason has performed across the US and around the world, including at the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center, the National Museum of the American Indian, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Appropriate for adults and youth 13 and older.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 21
3:00 pm

Free

Performances, October 21, 2018, 10/21/2018, Storytelling: The Spirit Survives: Education for Extinction
Classical Music | Piano recital
Pianist Mark Valenti has performed recitals live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler's Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 21
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 21, 2018, 10/21/2018, Piano recital
Staged Reading | One Woman's Story: Romance at the Berlin Wall
A young girl from Indiana in 1938 goes to Europe in search of adventure. She undergoes many adventures beginning with a shipboard romance on the way to France and ending seven years later with the fall of Berlin. Written by Fred Pezzulli.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 21
6:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 21, 2018, 10/21/2018, One Woman's Story: Romance at the Berlin Wall

Monday, October 22, 2018

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, Oct 22
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
Classical Music | Bach at One Concert
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, chorusmaster and continuo; Robert Mealy, concertmaster; Julian Wachner, conductor. Program J.S.Bach (1685-1750) Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Bach at One Concert
Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
5:00 pm

Free

Tours, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Lecture | On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons -- A Trotskyite View
From the Marxist standpoint, "Communism" refers to the multiple versions of our commons (the commons of nature, the commons of our biogenetic inheritance, the commons of our intellectual substance) which are all threatened by today's global capitalism. Perhaps the most important version of our commons is the world-wide digital grid which more and more controls and regulates our lives. How can a new emancipatory movement fight for the public control of the digital commons? In preparing and executing the October Revolution, Trotsky showed us the way when he focused on the seizure of power over the technical and material base of a state (electricity, railways, phone, etc.). How can we apply Trotsky's insight to our contemporary predicament?      Speaker Slavoj Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan).    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons -- A Trotskyite View
Lecture | The Counterrevolution: The Current Crisis of the Liberal World Order
We have lived through a global liberal revolution—from the defeat of fascism and the rise of NATO, through the overthrow of dictatorships in 1989 and the Arab Spring. Now, argues Paul Berman, we have entered the age of counterrevolution. A critic-at-large for Tablet magazine, Berman will address the current crisis of the liberal world order, drawing upon ideas from his book Terror and Liberalism (“one of the most challenging accounts of the post-9/11 world”—The New York Times). He has written for The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Slate.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, The Counterrevolution: The Current Crisis of the Liberal World Order
Play | The Little Dog Laughed: A 'Slight Recurring Case of Homosexuality'
The Little Dog Laughed is a 2006 comedy play by Douglas Carter Beane. The four characters are an actor, Mitchell, his acerbic agent Diane, a hustler named Alex, and Alex's girlfriend Ellen. When Mitchell and Alex become involved in a physical relationship, Diane is concerned that what she describes as Mitchell's "slight recurring case of homosexuality" will derail his career before it gets started.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
7:00 pm

$0-$5

Plays, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, The Little Dog Laughed: A 'Slight Recurring Case of Homosexuality'
Staged Reading | Fear Itself: The Night Mom Died
In a small Texas town of Eugene Lee's play, Cornelius is a figure of bravery and masculinity. Except that time he froze up and didn’t try to save his wife as she died screaming in a fire. His son, Harry Lee, is set to follow in his footsteps as a star football player. Secretly, Harry Lee writes poems. Unique and sensitive poems that long to know what really happened on the night of his mother’s death.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Fear Itself: The Night Mom Died
Screening | The Podkamieners: Animated Short Films
Through her series of poignant animated short films, filmmaker Sarah Kamaras tells the stories of Holocaust survivors who were forced to flee their small town of Podkamien, Poland during World War II—and explores the history of her own family. Following a screening of her remarkable work, Kamaras is joined by Noah Lederman (author of A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets) for a conversation about the “third generation.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 22
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, The Podkamieners: Animated Short Films

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Discussion | Is the 'Liberal World Order' Worth Defending?
There is a lot of talk bemoaning the death of the liberal rules-based world order. But it is less clear exactly what this order entailed, in what sense it was liberal, how (and by whom) the rules were established and maintained, and who benefited from it. The panel will discuss these issues and the questions of whether the order can and should be maintained and what might replace it. A discussion with: Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations Stuart Gottlieb, International and Public Affairs Professor Stephen Wertheim, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Moderated by Richard Betts    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
12:10 pm

Free

Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Is the 'Liberal World Order' Worth Defending?
Author Reading | The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing
In The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing, authors Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda present a reading of Hegel’s most reviled concept, absolute knowing.  Their book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the “mystical shell” of Hegel's system proves to be its most “rational kernel.” Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. With Slavoj Žižek, a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American universities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing
Author Reading | American Tantrum: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Archives
A devastatingly hilarious satire that cuts closer to the truth of than any nonfiction account: Anthony Atamanuik, the creator and star of Comedy Central’s acclaimed The President Show, opens the vault and imagines Donald J. Trump’s presidential archives, exposing documents from his childhood in Queens to his toddlerhood in the Oval Office.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, American Tantrum: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Archives
Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
Tonight: What Makes it French (vs. Italian)? Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1899) What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
Lecture | Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times: dispels the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin
Alan Walker discusses his new biography of Chopin, which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September 2018.  Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin.  Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times: dispels the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin
Performance | The Mother Lode: A Treasure Trove of Monologues, Songs and Short Plays…from Womb to Tomb
“God could not be everywhere so s(he) created mothers.” - Jewish proverb But not all mothers are created equal.  For some, maternal instinct doesn’t kick in for days or weeks after delivery; for others it may take a lot longer…as revealed in a series of vignettes, some heartbreaking, some hilarious, by authors who survived and thrived despite their “mothers in name only.” There will be a “meet-and-greet” post-performance reception with the actors and authors.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 23
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, The Mother Lode:  A Treasure Trove of Monologues, Songs and Short Plays…from Womb to Tomb

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Film | The Enforcer (1951): A black and white film noir with Humphrey Bogart
A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc. Director: Bretaigne Windust Starring Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane.  87 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
11:15 am

Free

Films, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, The Enforcer (1951): A black and white film noir with Humphrey Bogart
Classical Music | Bach at Noon
The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Bach at Noon
Classical Music | Basson works from 20C
Alexandra Kapilian, bassoon. Program Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) Bassoon Sonata Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) Bassoon Sonata, Op. 168   Willson Osborne (1906-1979) Rhapsody for Bassoon  Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Summer Music for Wind Quintet  About the Program This program features shifting methods in technical and stylistic bassoon composition throughout the 20th century, what Alexandra Kapilian wishes to describe as "The 20th Century Bassooniverse." Her wind quintet will join her on the last piece. The quintet includes Aimee Toner, flute; Nate Barshay, clarinet; Cianci Melo-Carrillo, horn and Joel Roches, oboe.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Basson works from 20C
Classical Music | Master Class with a flutist who worked with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and more
Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway has collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings, and partnered such popular artists as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sir Elton John. With over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, extensive international touring, frequent television appearances, tireless promotion of the arts and his passionate work in music education, Galway has been a household name for decades. His expressive interpretations of the flute literature span an extensive range of genres, from classical masterworks to high profile commissions, and provide the benchmark standard for all modern flautists.The diversity of Galway’s repertoire reflects his impressive musical range, and has served to establish him as an artist of the very highest stature.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Master Class with a flutist who worked with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and more
Staged Reading | Orhan Pamuk's Snow: A Theatrical Adaptation and Conversation with the Nobel Prize-Winning Author
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Orhan Pamuk called Snow “my first and last political novel.” Set in the small city of Kars in northeastern Turkey, it tells a story of violence and tension between political Islamists, soldiers, secularists, and Kurdish and Turkish nationalists. An international sensation, the novel has been adapted for the stage in France by Blandine Savetier and Waddah Saab and translated by Taylor Gaines. After an American premiere staged reading, Pamuk joins in conversation with Frank Hentschker, executive director of the theater center.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
6:30 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Orhan Pamuk's Snow: A Theatrical Adaptation and Conversation with the Nobel Prize-Winning Author
Author Reading | TR's Last War: the tumultuous last years of Theodore Roosevelt
On his death bed he reflected, “I promised myself that I would work up to the hilt until I was sixty, and I have done it. I have kept my promise...” Highlighting the 1916 presidential campaign, America’s entry into the Great War in 1917, his fury surrounding Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, and his own sons going off to fight, TR's Last War captures the state of American politics and paints a portrait of an indomitable spirit. Author David Pietrusza will be joined in conversation by Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of World War One New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, TR's Last War: the tumultuous last years of Theodore Roosevelt
Author Reading | Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
The event features readings from the book and storytelling about legendary Beat icons from key collaborators and associates. Featured performers include Steven Taylor, editor of the book; Peter Hale, Ginsberg Archives executor; Hal Willner, revered NYC music producer; and Steve Dalachinsky, internationally-renowned poet and Beat associate.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg
Jazz | Multiple Grammy winning composer performs Afro Latin Jazz
New School Studio Orchestra; Arturo O'Farrill, composer. Composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill earned a first Grammy Award nomination in 2006. His next album Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. The 2015 release of The Offense of the Drum was yet another Grammy Award winner. His acclaimed album Cuba: The Conversation Continues (on the Motéma label) took the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His "Three Revolutions" from the album Familia - Tribute to Chico and Bebo was the 2018 Grammy Award winner Best Instrumental Composition.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Multiple Grammy winning composer performs Afro Latin Jazz
Talk | The music, history, and culture of New Orleans
Celebrate the music, history, and culture of New Orleans as narrated by two of the city’s great leaders: lawyer, author, and former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Featuring performances by Juilliard students, this event will explore how culture has infused and shaped the political and social fabric of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 24
7:30 pm

Free

Talks, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, The music, history, and culture of New Orleans

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Classical Music | From Fanny Mendelssohn to Kaija Saariaho: Two Centuries of Women Composers
Piano graduate student Alexandra Joan and piano faculty Ursula Oppens perform works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Laura Kaminsky and Kaija Saariaho.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, From Fanny Mendelssohn to Kaija Saariaho: Two Centuries of Women Composers
Film | A Quiet Place (2018): a post-apocalyptic world
Described by Stephen King as “an extraordinary piece of work,” A Quiet Place has been hailed by critics as “a smart, wickedly frightening good time.” In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. The film artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary. Director: John Krasinski. Starring  Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds.  91 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
2:00 pm

to 3:30 pm

Free

Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, A Quiet Place (2018): a post-apocalyptic world
Film | The Black Cat (1934): First Pairing of Lugosi and Karloff
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. Director:  Edgar G. Ulmer. Starring David Manners, Julie Bishop. 65 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
3:10 pm

Free

Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, The Black Cat (1934): First Pairing of Lugosi and Karloff
Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States
This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: The judicial role in interpreting the Constitution and maintaining rule of law. Upcoming dates: November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Lessons, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States
Conference | Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100
Science as a Vocation is the text of a lecture given in 1917 at Munich University by German sociologist and political economist Max Weber. Weber weighed the benefits and detriments of choosing a career as an academic at a university who studies science or humanities. Weber probes the question "what is the value of science?" and focuses on the nature of ethics underpinning the scientific career. Science, to Weber, gives methods of explanation and means of justifying a position, but it cannot explain why that position is worth holding in the first place; this is the task of philosophy. No science is free from suppositions, and the value of a science is lost when its suppositions are rejected.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

Free

Conferences, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100
Poetry Reading | Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Resilience in Dark Times
Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Lambert emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Resilience in Dark Times
Lesson | Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C
In this course, you will spend time thinking about the meaning of tyranny in the 21st century. To do this, the group will read theoretical accounts of tyranny given by different writers, scholars, and philosophers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. This workshop will seek to understand what leads a society to embrace a tyrannical leader and how citizens of a society ensconced in tyranny can resist the totalitarian actions of such a leader.   About the Professor: Erik Zimmerman is a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research where he teaches courses in gender and sexuality studies and philosophy. In addition, Erik is an editor at Routledge Press, where he publishes books on the sociology and gender studies lists, and he is a regular contributor to publications such as Into and OUT Magazine. This course will take place on Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

to 7:30 pm

Free

Lessons, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C
Opening Reception | State Traps: Restricting Freedom of Speech
For their first collaborative exhibition, Yazan Khalili and Jonas Staal coined the term ‘state-traps.’ This term addresses more than a decade of artistic, legal and political tactical and strategic engagements through which both artists confront the ideological and repressive apparatuses of the nation-state. Positioning censorship as intrinsic to the freedom of speech, Staal and Khalili expose in their work the limits and falsity of a human right often perceived as the pillar of democracy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, State Traps: Restricting Freedom of Speech
Discussion | On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch
In 1994, American social critic Christopher Lasch maintained that it is not the revolt of “the masses” which threatens the stability of society, but the elites—the top 20% of Americans who control an outsized share of wealth. According to Lasch, this “new elite” is distinguished by their ability to manipulate information and exercise expertise rather than hold property. What do we make of Lasch’s analysis? Pick up a copy of the article and discuss!    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:30 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Discussions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch
Film | The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History (2017): A Look at a Famous Movie
With excep­tio­nal archival mate­rials and many inter­views (Alge­ria, France, Italy, United-States) Malek Bensmaïl’s docu­men­tary about Gillo Pontecorvo’s legendary 1965 film, The Battle of Algiers, will give us, sixty years after, a strong look back at this film half­way between history and legend. Director: Malek Bensmaïl 117 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
6:30 pm

Free

Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History (2017): A Look at a Famous Movie
Concert | Hip-Hop Mixed with Traditional Colombian Rhythyms
Hailing from Palenque, the first free black town in the Americas, the hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi overlays traditional Colombian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and the local language, Palenquero. The result is an electrifying fusion of Palenquero music and urban rap. Proud of their heritage and passionate about music, Kombilesa Mi (Palenquero for My Friends) represents the voice of a new generation of Colombian musicians. The band’s Lincoln Center performance is part of their U.S. debut tour.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Hip-Hop Mixed with Traditional Colombian Rhythyms
Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy
Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. Present by the The Public Theater's Mobile Unit.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy
Classical Music | Piano recital
Pianist Alan Feinberg has premiered over 300 works by such composers as John Adams (composer), Milton Babbitt, John Harbison, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Charles Wuorinen, as well as the premiere of Mel Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning Duplicates. He is an experienced performer of both classical and contemporary music and is well known for recitals that pair old and new music. Pianist Marilyn Nonken was heralded as "a determined protector of important music" (New York Times). She has been recognized as "one of the greatest interpreters of new music" (American Record Guide). Her performances have been presented at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Piano recital

Friday, October 26, 2018

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital
Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital
Book Signing | Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, signs copies of his book Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story
The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
1:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, signs copies of his book Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story
Film | Documentary: When the Drum Is Beating (2011): The history of a nation through a music band
In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making passionate, beautiful music - a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats - through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d'etats, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy that is Haiti's history. Director: Whitney Dow.  89 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
2:00 pm

Free

Films, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, Documentary: When the Drum Is Beating (2011): The history of a nation through a music band
Classical Music | Cello Recital
Cellist Emily Brausa leads a diverse and dynamic performing career throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She has toured and recorded with such artists and ensembles as Ra Ra Riot, Talib Kweli, Beck, American Contemporary Music Ensemble and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
7:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, Cello Recital
Film | The Silence (2010): German Crime Thriller
13 year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago, forcing those involved in the original case to face their past. Director: Baran bo Odar 118 min. In German with English subtitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
7:00 pm

Free

Films, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, The Silence (2010): German Crime Thriller
Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Debussy, Shostakovich, and many more
Curated by Vladimir Valjarevic, (Neo) Baroque concert will feature music by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), D. Scarlatti (1685-1757), Grieg (1843-1907), E. Satie (1866-1925),  Debussy (1862-1918), Shostakovich(1906-1975), Prokofiev (1891-1953), A. Copland (1900-1990), and Pärt (b.1935).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 26
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 26, 2018, 10/26/2018, Works by J.S. Bach, Debussy, Shostakovich, and many more

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone
The Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
1:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone
Screening | Documentary: The Art of Edward Ching (2018) followed by Q&A
"The Art of Edward Ching" (32 mins) short subject documentary explores the life and art of New Yorker Edward Ching, whose oeuvre consists largely of cityscapes painted outdoors. As he paints, passersby witness Edward morph into Bruce Lee: attacking the canvas with paints and brushes, jabbing, poking, arms swinging, and torso swaying. The youngest of a Chinese father, who created classic Chinese ink wash paintings, and Latin American mother, Edward is a first generation American. This film delves into Edward's life story, inspiration, and method. Followed by a Q&A with director Michael Jacobsohn and artist Edward Ching.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
2:00 pm

Free

Screenings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Documentary: The Art of Edward Ching (2018) followed by Q&A
Lesson | Democracy and Voting Rights in the United States: A Contested History
This course will interrogate the history of democratic participation in the United States, with an emphasis on disparities in access to the ballot, racial discrimination, and violence, which continue to exclude voters from the franchise.  The course will start with an overview of the historical development of democratic inclusion, exclusion, and participation in the United States, and then focus on how social, political and economic institutions intersect with and inform this development. The second half of the course will focus on the ways that democratic participation in the United States is mediated and informed by the carceral state, the regulation of citizenship, political power, wealth, redistricting, and contemporary voter suppression efforts. The class will conclude with a discussion of current efforts to secure and expand voting rights in the United States, focusing on a selection of promising innovations, reforms, and movement building projects.   Saturdays, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, and 10 from 3:00 - 4:30pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
3:00 pm

to 4:30 pm

Free

Lessons, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Democracy and Voting Rights in the United States: A Contested History
Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Other | Hallowscream Fright Walk: An Interactive Haunted House Experience
If you dare for some scares, you'll walk through the fright walk! Chills and thrills await you in this interactive "haunted house" experience! Bring your friends or be just one: join us for the spooky fun! Know before you go: You can experience the fright walk at any point between the allotted time for the day. For your safety and others', please exercise caution during the fright walk. Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, and refrain from wearing jewelry. Participants cannot run or touch props and actors. No bags or belongings are allowed inside, so please plan accordingly. Parental discretion and supervision, especially for participants under 13, are highly recommended. The Fright Walk features frightening images and special effects, sudden movements and jump scares, loud and intense audio, varying light conditions (such as flashing lights and low visibility), and fog in a potentially physically and emotionally demanding environment. Enter at your own risk.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
4:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Others, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Hallowscream Fright Walk: An Interactive Haunted House Experience
Staged Reading | Bulrusher: Race, Sexuality and Love
Eisa Davis's poetic, evocative play is set at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, in 1955 -- the year Emmett Till was murdered. In a small town in California, a young African-American girl begins to understand what race means when a stranger from Alabama arrives. Set in a brothel in the real town of Boonville, with its own unique homespun language (Boontling), Bulsrusher tests our assumptions about race, sexuality and love.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Bulrusher: Race, Sexuality and Love
Performance | Lights Up/Fade to Black: 3 Short Plays
Theater of Light presents the fourth bi-annual production of Lights Up/Fade to Black, an hour of rejuvenating and light-hearted theater made of three short new plays. Play I: A conversation could be a flirtation, she is charming but there is something alarming, what she is planning for today? Play II: It is true, love is for forever but this guy is in a deep haze, figuring out just which who is who; two wives what is he going to do? Play III: She comes to see the doctor about all her crazy quirks, he has quite a diagnosis, will she need hypnosis?    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 27
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Lights Up/Fade to Black: 3 Short Plays

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Festival | Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in the park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the water at twilight.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 28
4:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Festivals, October 28, 2018, 10/28/2018, Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Monday, October 29, 2018

Slide Lecture | God and Nature in Hudson River School Landscapes
During the 19th century, religious impulses were often expressed indirectly through a search for God in the natural landscape. This lecture will explore the relationship between God, humankind and nature within the context of Protestant thought of the period. It will be shown that the American wilderness these artists painted was viewed by them romantically as a new Garden of Eden. With art historian Dennis Raverty.     New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 29
7:00 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, October 29, 2018, 10/29/2018, God and Nature in Hudson River School Landscapes

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 30
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 30, 2018, 10/30/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Discussion | Getting It Straight: How to Fight Fake News
With the rise of digital communication, social media has become a major source for the consumption of news and current events. Yet with click-bait headlines, anonymous sources, and the loose use of the term "fake news," trust in the news media is in decline. Hear from journalists at Elite Daily, Refinery29, and MSNBC discuss how their outlets are covering the news, how they decide what to cover, and their advice on how to wisely consume the news. Andrea Gonźález-Ramírez, News & Politics Editor, Refinery29 Kyle Griffin, Segment Producer, The Last Word, MSNBC Alexandra Svokos, News Editor, Bustle Moderator: Kyle Pope, Editor & Chief/Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 30
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 30, 2018, 10/30/2018, Getting It Straight: How to Fight Fake News
Author Reading | Historian Simon Schama speaks about his latest book Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900
In this second volume of his Jewish history trilogy, Schama studies a crucial time period—from the expulsion of the Jews from Spain to the beginnings of Zionism—by immersing readers in the lives of individuals both well-known and obscure. The TimesLiterary Supplement calls it“an extraordinary feat of historical imagination.” Schama’s accompanying television series, The Story of the Jews, was broadcast by PBS in 2014.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 30
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 30, 2018, 10/30/2018, Historian Simon Schama speaks about his latest book Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Discussion | A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Stiglitz, Yann LeCun, and Daniel Cohen will consider the future of work, or, rather, the world after work. Can we imagine a time when we value people not for what they produce but for who they are, and what will this future look like?    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 31
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz

Friday, November 2, 2018

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital
Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 2
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 02, 2018, 11/02/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital
Opening Reception | Diane Arbus: Untitled: The Complete 66 Photographs
The first complete presentation of Diane Arbus’s Untitled series. The sixty-six images were made at residences for people with developmental disabilities, places Arbus repeatedly returned to for picnics, for dances, and at Halloween between 1969 and 1971, the last years of her life. The exhibition will include several images that have never before been exhibited.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 2
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, November 02, 2018, 11/02/2018, Diane Arbus: Untitled: The Complete 66 Photographs
Screening | Anniversaries: A German Miniseries, Episode 1
New York, New York, in the late 1960s. German interpreter Gesine Cresspahl, who was born in a small village in the German province of Mecklenburg, feels out of place in her adopted country. She has never gotten over the death of Jakob, her true love. The father of her now eleven-year-old daughter was run over by a train and killed. At Marie’s insistence Gesine begins to tell the story of her family, which in turn is a story of what happened in Germany. The memories stretch from Hitler’s rise to power and World War II, to the post-war period and the establishment of East Germany, and finally to the suppression of the Prague Spring in the summer of 1968.   For a long time Uwe Johnson’s complex masterwork Anniversaries was believed to be unfilmable. Director Margarethe von Trotta filmed it anyway. The result is a four-part miniseries, in which von Trotta succeeds in translating the complexity and intricacy of the novel into cinematic language.  90 min. In German with English subtitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 2
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, November 02, 2018, 11/02/2018, Anniversaries: A German Miniseries, Episode 1

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Author Reading | Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and will show how maps literally track our ever-evolving cosmic view, tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 3
2:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 03, 2018, 11/03/2018, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 3
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 03, 2018, 11/03/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 6
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 06, 2018, 11/06/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Talk | Stories Survive: An Eyewitness Account of Kristallnacht
On November 10, 1938, during Kristallnacht, 10-year-old Ruth Zimbler and her brother Walter watched the destruction of the largest synagogue in Vienna from their apartment. Hear Ruth’s first-person account.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Nov 7
12:30 pm

Free

Talks, November 07, 2018, 11/07/2018, Stories Survive: An Eyewitness Account of Kristallnacht

Friday, November 9, 2018

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital
Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 9
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 09, 2018, 11/09/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 10
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 10, 2018, 11/10/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Monday, November 12, 2018

Author Reading | The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005
Zachary Leader, in conversation with Martin Amis, on the second volume of Leader's two-volume biography of Bellow. When this volume begins, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline: volume 1, rise; volume 2, fall. Bellow never fell, producing some of his greatest fiction (Mr Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, all his best stories), winning two more National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 12
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 13
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Author Reading | Bing Crosby Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 -- With His Son, Harry Crosby
Biographer Gary Giddins in conversation with Bing’s son Harry Crosby. In the much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed first volume, A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903-1940, Giddins focuses on Crosby’s most memorable period, as his skyrocketing career reshaped American popular music and cinema. A renowned music journalist and cultural critic, Giddins is the author of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among many books.      New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 13
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Bing Crosby Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 -- With His Son, Harry Crosby

Friday, November 16, 2018

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital
Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Nov 16
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 16, 2018, 11/16/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 17
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 17, 2018, 11/17/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 20
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 20, 2018, 11/20/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Nov 24
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 24, 2018, 11/24/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Monday, November 26, 2018

Symposium | 50 Years to 1968: A Sit-In Seminar
In 1968, the student body emerged on the global scene as a cohesive revolutionary movement fighting alongside oppressed people in India, East and Western Europe, South and North America, and articulating a new political horizon. 50 years later, what remains of that emancipatory promise? This all-day event will stage a critical homage to the 1968 sit-ins and alternative modes of congregation, inviting students, activists, scholars, artists and workers to share the space, sit together, talk, perform, meet and listen. The sit-in will create an open forum for participants from different groups and areas to debate, experiment and re-imagine the political roles and potential of the student body and its collaborators today – both inside and outside the university.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 26
10:00 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Symposiums, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, 50 Years to 1968: A Sit-In Seminar
Author Reading | Will & Grace star Sean Hayes presents his children's book Plum
From Hayes and composer Scott Icenogle comes a modern classic inspired by The Nutcracker about how the Sugar Plum Fairy got her wings. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Nov 26
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, Will & Grace star Sean Hayes presents his children's book Plum

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 27
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, November 27, 2018, 11/27/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Author Reading | Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers presents his memoir Acid for the Children
Michael Peter Balzary, known professionally as Flea, is an Australian-American musician, singer and actor. He is best known as the bassist and founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He tells his story in this memoir. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Nov 27
12:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, November 27, 2018, 11/27/2018, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers presents his memoir Acid for the Children

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 4
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 04, 2018, 12/04/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 11
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 11, 2018, 12/11/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 18
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 18, 2018, 12/18/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
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Performance | A science show!

Regular Price: $60
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

Regular Price: $50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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