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All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of top free things to do in NYC today, September 24, 2017, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Play |
Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents The Plantation, set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation, but before the onset of Jim Crow. The Plantation re-imagines The Cherry Orchard to tell a post-Civil War story about tectonic shifts in social status of black and white Americans during the period after the war when Southern aristocracy was brought to its knees. Chekhov’s Russian serfs become American freed men and women in this immersive and emotionally charged production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 24
1:30 pm

Free

Plays, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, The Plantation: A a Bold New Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
Performance |
“His story broke my world view wide open. He was a kid my age, working with Cesar Chavez to win better conditions for his family of itinerant farm workers.” Before that moment, storyteller Norah Dooley believed that every promise of our “exceptional” US democracy was a common reality. She hopes her stories about her arrest as a supporter of Chavez’s United Farm Workers, her civil-disobedience last summer for obstructing construction of a fossil-fuel pipeline - and many a “just cause” in between - will help others think of ways to make the dream of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” a reality for all people. Appropriate for adults and youth 14 and older    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 24
3:00 pm

Free

Performances, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, 'Disobedient': Professional Storyteller Norah Dooley's Heartbreaking Remembrance

Monday, September 25, 2017

Performance |
Prudence Wright Holmes performs her one-woman show. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was of one of America’s most beloved but reclusive authors. In this  solo show, we learn of her close relationships with her father and her childhood friend,Truman Capote, until they both broke her heart. She never wrote another book. Until she did. Prudence Wright Holmes has appeared in the films Sister Act I and II, In Dreams, My Own Love Song, After.Life and God’s Pocket. On Broadway, she appeared in Happy End, Lettice and Lovage, Inherit the Wind, and The Light in the Piazza. She wrote and performed her critically-acclaimed solo show Bexley, OH! at New York Theatre Workshop. She is currently touring her solo show, Call Me William, the Life and Loves of Willa Cather as well as her interactive murder mystery, Agatha is Missing.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 25
5:30 pm

Free

Performances, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, The Secrets of a Mockingbird: A One-Woman Show on Harper Lee's Life
Book Discussion |
A conversation on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombia's Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, in honor of its 50th anniversary.  Panel: Carmen Boullosa, Novelist and Poet Edith Grossman, Translator Siddhartha Deb,  Novelist    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 25
6:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's Novel at 50

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Film |
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. 121 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 26
2:00 pm

Free

Films, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959): Oscar-Winning Comedy
Poetry Reading |
Featuring: Danniel Schoonebeek Jill Bialosky Simone White Phillip B. Williams
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, 4 poets read their work

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Concert |
Reanimadores is a punk band born on a tropical island in 2008. It channels 1960s rock-n-roll and 1980s punk music. Their music is inspired by bar-canteens, lawless love, and "have a good time no matter what." With sticky guitars solos and explosive rhythms that could revive the dead, Reanimadores create parties that people enjoy to the maximum.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Reanimadores, Tropical Punk Band
Lecture |
Speaker Taylor Branch is the acclaimed author of the landmark trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 27
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, A Life with MLK: The Perils of Biographical History

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Series editor David Lehman joins the 2017 guest editor Natasha Trethewey to launch the latest volume of the anthology. With readings by the contributors: Dan Albergotti, David Barber, Jericho Brown, Allison Cobb, Carl Dennis, David Feinstein, Vievee Francis, Jeffrey Harrison, W. J. Herbert, John Hodgen, David Brendan Hopes, John James, Rodney Jones, Meg Kearney, John Koethe, Jamaal May, Judson Mitcham, John Murillo, Joyce Carol Oates, Matthew Olzmann, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Stanley Plumly, Taije Silverman, Emily Van Kley, and Crystal Williams.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Best American Poetry 2017 Reading

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Film |
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. A Pakistan-born comedian and a grad student fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. 120 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 30
2:00 pm

Free

Films, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Michael Showalter's The Big Sick (2017): Young Love Faces Problems
Play |
In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover – a passion that drags her down like a river – bringing together a marriage between Love and Death. The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama Directing Festival presents this play by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 30
3:00 pm

Free

Plays, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Blood Wedding: Federico García Lorca's Play About Love and Death

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Festival |
The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 1
11:30 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, October 01, 2017, 10/01/2017, Medieval Festival
Classical Music |
Program: Sibelius Valse triste Heinz Karl Gruber Frankenstein!! Haydn Symphony No. 104, London The Orchestra Now, conducted by James Bagwell, will perform with Nathaniel Sullivan, baritone. The Orchestra Now, founded at Bard College and comprised of emerging musicians from around the world, plays many free concerts in the New York City area.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 1
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 01, 2017, 10/01/2017, The Orchestra Now presents Haydn, Sibelius and 'Frankenstein!!'

Monday, October 2, 2017

Discussion |
Healthcare policy is one of the most complex and highly politicized issues in America today. Learn more about what is at stake as Margot Sanger-Katz (New York Times) hosts a panel of experts with diverse points of view. Participants include Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT; Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and GC distinguished professor; Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; and Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government relations at Planned Parenthood.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 2
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, The Future of Healthcare in America, Featuring Times Columnist Paul Krugman

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Classical Music |
Program: Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Germaine Tailleferre Arabesque for clarinet and piano Miklos Rozsa Toccata Capricciosa, Op. 36 for solo cello Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 Featuring the clarinet rio of Alec Hone, Tim Diovanni and Harvey Wu.     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 4
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Clarinet Works by Brahms, Ravel
Film |
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism. 90 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 4
6:30 pm

Free

Films, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise (1967): Classic French Comedy
Classical Music |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude (improvisation) Toccata in D Major, BWV 912 Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother, BWV 992 English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810 Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 Improvisation for Harpsichord Partita in Three Movements Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971 With: Raymond Erickson, Faculty    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 4
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Piano Works by Bach

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lecture |
Inequality is centre-stage in political debate both globally and in individual countries, being blamed for everything from Brexit and the rise of populism to stagnating wages and growth. This talk, based on the findings of a three-year research programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford, will seek to tease out why this is so and identify central unanswered questions about the drivers of inequality and what policy responses to it should be. Speaker Brian Nolan is Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 5
4:30 pm

Free

Lectures, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Inequality and Prosperity
Talk |
Writer Erica Jong joins Elisabeth Ladenson for a lively discussion about the French author Colette. Erica Jong is an American novelist and poet, whose reputation was first established with Fear of Flying, published in 1973, which created a sensation with its frank treatment of women's sexuality. She has since published more than twenty books, including novels, volumes of poetry, and essays. Her most recent novel is entitled Fear of Dying.     New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Colette, Writing, and Sex in Literature, with Bestselling Author Erica Jong
Film |
Sixteen women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in Foca, Bosnia, testify in an international court of law; narrator Matt Damon. 52 min. Followed by a discussion with filmmaker and media executive Pamela Hogan, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson for the High-Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Nihal Saad, and film producer and President of the Post-Conflict Research Center Velma Šarić.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 5
6:00 pm

Free

Films, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Pamela Hogan's I Came to Testify (2011): Documentary on Women Victimized in War
Performance |
An illuminating work of documentary theater, The Tar Sands Songbook asks us to reconsider our unseen relationships with oil. Creator Tanya Kalmanovitch knows these relationships all too well. Born in Fort McMurray, Canada, near the site of the Athabasca Oil Sands, the world’s largest bitumen reservoir, she made her decision to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil.” Fort McMurray has since become a flashpoint of international clashes over energy, the environment, and the economy. Written in collaboration with director Cecilia Rubino, Kalmanovitch's polyphonic piece weaves together a chorus of actors' voices with an original, improvised score. The words of indigenous activists, engineers, heavy equipment operators, elders, oil patch workers, scientists, and those of her own family fuel discussions of our past and the powerful forces that shape our future. Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 5
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, The Tar Sands Songbook: Documentary Theater That Asks Us to Reconsider Our Relationship with Oil

Friday, October 6, 2017

Lecture |
This volume gives us the city on a whole new scale, as skyscrapers jostle for prominence and the ambitions of the wealthy compete with those of immigrants, radicals, and Harlem’s African Americans. Wallace, founder of the Gotham Center, speaks with Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 6
6:30 pm

Free

Lectures, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace discusses his book Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Concert |
Get into the transcendent rhythmic flow-state of Doctrine of Signatures. Glen Velez and his charismatic ensemble of virtuosos go deep into the spiritual power of synchronized rhythm. This revolutionary composition was originally composed in the 1980’s as a continuation of an earlier piece called Internal Combustion. The legendary composer John Cage attended a performance of Doctrine and was so inspired that he created a solo piece for Glen In 1989. Doctrine is an evolving piece designed to show off the surprising melodic qualities and healing potential of single-headed frame drums, a drum with 5000 years of history. The composition is based on an energetic process of rhythmic cueing by a lead drummer, a role in this special performance played by the composer. The drummers create an ultra-flow-marathon coordinating mind-body-spirit — all limbs synchronized to ecstatic vocal signals, continuous pulsations while stepping in shifting time cycles. Glen Velez is a 4-time Grammy Award-winning master drummer, composer, Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame inductee and founding father of the modern frame drum movement. Glen Velez Handance Ensemble was founded in the 1980’s to present music inspired by his 40 years of research into the 5000 year history of the frame drum. Handance Ensemble features the illustrious multi-percussionists: Shane Shanahan, Yousif Sheronick, Glen Fittin and rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler. Featuring: Glen Velez Handance Ensemble: Glen Velez, Shane Shanahan, Yousif Sheronick, Glen Fittin, and Loire Cotler with special guest renowned artist Mark Kostabi, who will create a live painting   A brief pre-concert talk with Glen Velez will begin at 7:30PM.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 6
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Doctrine of Signatures: An Epic Percussion Journey with 4-Time Grammy Winner Glen Velez
Play |
It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture of every race on earth. Christopher Chen's wild and surreal comedy skewers all political parties to the point it becomes indiscernible of what is satire – and what is today’s frightening reality. This production is part of The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama New Visions Directing Festival.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 6
9:30 pm

Free

Plays, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race: A Surreal Comedy

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Concert |
A special concert featuring Taiko drummers, dancers and singers from Japan.  Noriko Inamori was a housewife who founded Inamori Project Group in 2010 after she was diagnosed with a fatal debilitating disease. With her new life’s mission, IAPG was established as a volunteer group of fifty Japanese. Through drama, dance, music, Japanese Taiko drums and visual art, they showcase why all people should live together on earth peacefully without wars, and religious and racial differences. The group performed in Switzerland, New York City, Georgia near Russia, and Japan. Noriko traveled globally lecturing mainly about world peace and giving a voice to people with disabilities for seven years. She died in 2013 at the age of 47. The group is determined to keep Noriko’s mission and beliefs alive will return to NYC in the fall of 2017.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 8
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Prayer of Love and Peace Concert: Music from Japan

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jazz |
At just 22 years of age, Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O’Brien, Swift took second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015, and headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival in 2016. She has appeared on stage with Esperanza Spalding Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, and Danilo Perez. Swift will perform songs from the Great American Songbook.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 10
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, Veronica Swift, One of the Top Young Singers in Jazz

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Conference |
The election of Donald Trump, an inexperienced and unpredictable billionaire real estate mogul endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, stunned the world. Within hours of Hillary Clinton conceding the election to Trump, thousands took to the streets in protest against the victory of a candidate who lost the popular vote by the largest margin of an Electoral College winner in the nation’s history – nearly three million votes. Trump is a right-wing populist whose message against trade deals that have hurt American workers strongly resonated in white communities where the declining power of trade unions has left people vulnerable to his bigoted and xenophobic appeals. The complex dynamics of our social movement and populist era, the intricate (and poorly understood) connections between movements and electoral politics, and what the Trump presidency means for American democracy are the themes of our conference.     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 11
9:00 am

to 8:00 pm

Free

Conferences, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Talk |
Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her subsequent fictions—The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland—were published to great acclaim, as was her nonfiction exploration of the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language, In Other Words.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 12
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction Writer

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Film |
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson. An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. 151 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 14
2:00 pm

Free

Films, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006): 4-Time Oscar Winner

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Park Walk |
Go into Van Cortlandt Park and walk along the Old Putnam Trail, a former railroad roadbed, first alongside Van Cortlandt Park Lake and then into the forest, up to the city line and back. Around 2 to 2 1/2 miles, around 2 hours. Bring lunch.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 15
11:00 am

$3

Park Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Van Cortlandt Park-Old Putnam Trail Walk

Monday, October 16, 2017

Talk |
Visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist, Laurie Anderson is one of the world’s most imaginative, provocative, curious, and engaged artists. From downtown, counter-culture performances, to her residency with NASA, to her top-charting, trailblazing recordings, generosity and sincere curiosity about the world has fueled Anderson’s work. For this interview, get to know Anderson’s life, work, and perspective through the music that is meaningful to her. What was her favorite album as a child? What musicians have most influenced her? What recording pairs nicely with dog walk in the Park? What’s essential listening in the age of Trump?    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 16
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, October 16, 2017, 10/16/2017, Artist-Composer Laurie Anderson’s Listen List

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Talk |
This is a talk with investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov. Together, Borogan and Soldatov have co-authored The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, The New Nobility, and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, (PublicAffairs, 2015). An updated edition of The Red Web with a new chapter about Russian interference in the 2016 US election was published in August 2017.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 18
12:00 pm

Free

Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Kremlin's Wars on the Internet

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Discussion |
The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. This is a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other and explain what makes music mean. Welcoming Remarks: David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director Pamela Smith, Professor of History and Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience Speakers: David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, School of Music & Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University Aniruddh D. Patel, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University Elizabeth Tolbert, Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 19
4:15 pm

Free

Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Music and Meaning

Friday, October 20, 2017

Concert |
The Lower East Side’s own Avenida B presides over the dance floor for a night of classic salsa dura. It may be a new group but it has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old-school sound and timeless swing of the kind of salsa that truly makes you want to get up and dance. DJ Antonio (a.k.a. La Conga NYC) gets the floor warmed up with a salsa set that stretches from the ’60s to today.     New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 20
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Classic Salsa Dura: Avenida B
Classical Music |
Program: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol DAUGHERTY: Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra (Jeffrey Kautz, soloist) GRIEG: Piano Concerto (Ivan Gusev, soloist) Known for their bold and adventurous programming, David Hayes and The Mannes Orchestra have been hailed by The New York Times for playing with “inviting warmth and solidity,” and for their “intensity of focus.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 20
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, The Mannes Orchestra performs Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg
Classical Music |
Mattheus Pipleare (c. 1450-1515) was a composer active in the Low Countries during the great flowering of Franco-Netherlandish music. He lived and worked in Louvain, Antwerp and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and, unlike many of his contemporaries, seems to have never left to study in either France or Italy. A master of polyphony, his surviving music consists mainly of sacred works, and the Festival Chorus of Collectio Musicorum will present several of these works. Also on the program are keyboard intabulations of works by Pipelare, performed by the organist James Wetzel. Collectio Musicorum, Inc. (“Collection of Music”) presents concerts of music you will not hear elsewhere. Founded in 2013 by musicologist Jeff S. Dailey, Collectio Musicorum is devoted to giving the best possible performances of music from the earliest of times.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 20
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, The Festival Chorus of Collectio Musicorum: Primarily Pipelare

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Film |
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. 136 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 21
2:00 pm

Free

Films, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017): Comic-Book Blockbuster
Film |
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself. 80 min. Presented by Annette Insdorf, author of the new book Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Oct 21
3:30 pm

Free

Films, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Wojciech Has' The Codes (1966): Polish War Drama

Monday, October 23, 2017

Discussion |
Perhaps no single event in recent memory has had such an effect on – and continues to have the potential to affect – US-Russian relations then the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Elections. From secret meetings at Trump Tower to Facebook ads and bots to FBI wiretaps and raids, this story seems to take new twists and turns almost weekly. Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Seva Gunitsky is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and international affairs. She was a Moscow-based correspondent for Foreign Policy and The New Yorker from 2009-2012. Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Oct 23
4:00 pm

Free

Discussions, October 23, 2017, 10/23/2017, Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: What Happened, What Do We Know, and What Are We Going to Find Out?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Film |
This documentary examines how the Nuit Debout (Arise at Night) protest that took place in March 2016 in Paris turned into a kind of movement in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street, a new form of democratic Assembly, without a leader or elected representatives, in which each person was given an opportunity to speak and participate in the collective.  98 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 24
6:30 pm

Free

Films, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Mariana Otero's The Assembly (2017): U.S. Premiere of French Documentary
Concert |
Program: Mozart Fantasy and Sonata in C minor KV 475/457 Chopin Introduction and Rondo in E flat major op. 16 Anton Arensky (1861-1906) Four Salon Pieces  Gershwin Second Rhapsody Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner has no superior.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Oct 24
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Piano Works by Mozart, Chopin, Gershwin

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Film |
A documentary on a New York fish market telling about a tough world the workers deal and live in. Having more than 180-year old history, the market speaks for itself and tells its own story without a narrator. 80 min. Followed by a talk from the director.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

Free

Films, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Robert Keith Nicolay's Fulton Fish Market U.S.A. (2009): Documentary on a Tough Institution

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cabaret |
German-Dutch cabaret star Sven Ratzke returns, bringing along his amazing live band Van. Together they’ll perform songs from their new hit show Homme Fatale, featuring songs by history’s great songwriters, including David Bowie, Rufus Wainwright, Jacques Brel, and Bertolt Brecht, plus some Ratzke originals. Prepare to be entertained.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 26
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Sven Ratzke, German-Dutch Cabaret Star

Friday, October 27, 2017

Discussion |
The Sound Art MFA Program is comprised of artists engaging in critical study of sound, and working with this medium as an integral part of their artworks. Works employ a multidisciplinary approach to sound -- including Performance, Video, Computer Programming, and Sculpture. Come see these new works in and meet the artists. The Sound Art MFA Program has developed a unique partnership with the library to exhibit sound art through the investigation of the library's spatial possibilities and devotion to sonic histories. Featuring: Lemon Guo, Ethan Edwards, Kamari Carter, Joan Hacker, Zhang Mengtai, and Lee Gilboa.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Oct 27
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, October 27, 2017, 10/27/2017, Sound Art and Sound Artists

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Classical Music |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 4 in D Major Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto Felix Mendelssohn: “Reformation” Symphony Music director Mike Tietz teams up with trumpet soloist Kevin Quill in music of Bach, Arutiunian and, in honor of Reformation Sunday, Mendelssohn.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 29
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, The Broadway Bach Ensemble performs Mendelssohn, Bach
Classical Music |
Program: J.S. Bach: BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott At 3:45pm, there will be a pre-vespers talk by Michael Marissen.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 29
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Bach Vespers: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Book Reading |
Riotous fan behavior, behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Nov 9
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, November 09, 2017, 11/09/2017, Rafi Kohan reads from his book The Arena
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