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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 6, 2016?

64 free events take place on Tuesday, December 6 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out December 6 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of December . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour


The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

Tour | Harlem Renaissance and Gospel Tour


Harlem is known for its uniquely celebrated culture, its profound history, and its illustrious music scene. When you think of Harlem, the arts are on the forefront of your mind. By taking this tour, you will explore the art of song, dance, literature, architecture and even have a chance to appreciate the culinary arts. This Harlem Gospel Tour is one part neighborhood walking tour, one part theater performance and one part delicious culinary experience. Tour takes place Tuesdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Harlem Renaissance and Gospel Tour

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour


Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Midtown Manhattan Tour

Tour | New York One-Day Tour


Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, New York One-Day Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Park Walk | Mid-Park Welcome Tour


Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Mid-Park Welcome Tour

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park

Workshop | Lunchtime Knitting and Crochet Circle


Are you interested in learning how to knit/crochet, or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles or hooks, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly gathering for all skill levels. Knit, crochet, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Lunchtime Knitting and Crochet Circle

Workshop | Public Speaking Workshop


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Public Speaking Workshop

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Bach at Noon

Concert | Holiday Sounds: The Mistletones


The Mistletones, a holiday a cappella quartet, have been spreading cheer for the past 10 years. With an upbeat, fun and festive feel, their music ranges from classic carols to modern holiday songs with arrangements that have a contemporary sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Holiday Sounds: The Mistletones

Slide Lecture | The Fight Against Counterfeiting


A presentation by Sidney Rocke, Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, on the government's fight against counterfeiting. This visual presentation will highlight the many little-known security features in the new $100 bill and will shed light on the global issue of counterfeiting US money and what is being done to prevent it. Rocke provides legal advice and counsel on a wide range of issues to the BEP, which is the agency that prints billions of dollars a year in US currency. Among his accomplishments at the BEP, Mr. Rocke advised changing the agency’s regulations to place the burden of proof on the suspected swindlers, and he drafted regulations requiring them to convince a judge that their mutilated or counterfeit money is real. Presentation will be followed by audience Q+A. Feel free to bring your lunch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, The Fight Against Counterfeiting

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Concert | Great Organ: Midday Monday


Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. Today: Erik Wm. Suter performs the final concert in his year-long, critically acclaimed national 12-concert series commemorating the life and work of composer Maurice Duruflé.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Great Organ: Midday Monday

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks


Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks

Tour | 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour


On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center (WTC), starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour

City Walk | Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour


Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour


Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Midtown Manhattan Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Workshop | Facebook Basics


Learn about the online social network Facebook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Facebook Basics

Workshop | Sustainable New Year's Resolutions in 3 Easy Steps


New Year’s resolutions are notoriously tough to keep. But with the right tools you can make sustainable New Year’s resolutions. In this workshop, Dr. Lucie Baker discusses adapting to change and shares strategies and tips to help you achieve your goals in 2017. This workshop is suitable for all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Sustainable New Year's Resolutions in 3 Easy Steps

Workshop | Adobe Illustrator for Beginners


Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Workshop | Coping with Post-Electoral Anxiety


The impact of the last election on people’s mood and behavior is unprecedented. The unexpected results have raised much uncertainty, which in turn raises anxiety levels. One-month after the event, many are still feeling somber moods. While some anxiety can be healthy, what people are experiencing here is not. This anxiety is having negative effects on people’s general mood and wellbeing. In this workshop, Dr. Baker offers practical ways to cope with post-electoral anxiety. With: Dr. Lucie Baker
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Coping with Post-Electoral Anxiety

Talk | Do Older Workers Lower Younger Workers' Wages? The Political Economy of Aging


Senior faculty member Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economics and Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, delivers this talk.
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Talks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Do Older Workers Lower Younger Workers' Wages? The Political Economy of Aging

Workshop | Magnetic Sound Baths: An Immersive Listening Experience


Magnetic Sound Baths is an immersive listening experience, where participants are invited to lay back amidst a wash of meditative sounds. A sound bath creates a temporary break from the sensory stimuli of an active life, allowing people space with their thoughts, and time to inspect their own internal mental narrative. The installation is comprised of several sound-generating sculptures, electroacoustic works of art that use magnetic fields to induce vibration and soundwaves in metal and wood. Space is limited to 20 visitors per session. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Participants are encouraged to bring mats, blankets, pillows; anything for comfort while listening. Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 3 - December 15 (except Nov. 24)
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Magnetic Sound Baths: An Immersive Listening Experience

Talk | Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight


Nate Silver has established himself as today’s leading statistician through his innovative analyses of political polling. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the presidential election in 49 of 50 states, along with all 35 U.S. Senate races. In 2012, FiveThirtyEight predicted the election outcome in all 50 states. His 2016 forecasts, though, have come under some scrutiny. FiveThirtyEight has made Silver the public face of statistical analysis and political forecasting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Talks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Nate Silver, Editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight

Concert | Student Recitals


5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jazz Combo Festival 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MSM Student Composers' Concert 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Jarrett Hoffman, clarinet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Student Recitals

Workshop | iMovie for Beginners Workshop


Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Artist Doug Aitken discusses his book Electric Earth


To celebrate the publication of his new catalog, Doug Aitken discusses his work with Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where the artist's first full-scale survey exhibition opens in September 2016.
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Artist Doug Aitken discusses his book Electric Earth

Talk | Artist Talk: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow


MFA Fine Arts faculty member and New York City-based performance artist Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow speaks about her work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Bonded: Migrant Workers, Global Capitalism, and the Rise of Unfreedom


Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, has been called out for its labor practices. Human rights and labor organizations have condemned the treatment of migrant workers and have called the small gulf nation a modern slave state. While Qatar has been singled out for its labor practices, forced labor arrangements, whether formally sanctioned or informally implemented, are widespread internationally and are profoundly compatible with modern capitalist production. This talk draws on a qualitative examination of the construction industry in Qatar to examine the ways in which compulsion is used in global production systems to meet production challenges. Speaker Natasha Iskander is Associate Professor of Public Policy at New York University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Bonded: Migrant Workers, Global Capitalism, and the Rise of Unfreedom

Author Reading | Contributors read from Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court


Feminist Judgments brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant U.S. Supreme Court cases on gender from the 1800's to the present day. It opens a path for a long overdue discussion of the real impact of judicial diversity on the law as well as the influence of perspective on judging. The event will be moderated by co-editors Bridget Crawford (Pace University) and Kathryn Stanchi (Temple University). They will be joined by the following contributing authors: Carlos Ball (Rutgers University), Cynthia Godsoe (Brooklyn Law School), Ruthann Robson (CUNY), Michelle Simon (Pace University).
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Contributors read from Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

Performance | Peppe Voltarelli, Singer-Songwriter and Actor


Peppe Voltarelli is a singer-songwriter and actor whose body of work is dedicated to exploring the Italian diaspora throughout the world. In his performance and talk, Voltarelli recreates the atmosphere of ancient Sicilian and Calabrian tales narrated by popular Southern Italian storytellers and musicians, while updating them for a modern audience. These engaging stories, along with rich sounds, rhythms and melodies, accompany an extraordinary musical experience. This dynamic multimedia event includes projections of paintings by Anna and Rosaria Corcione, inspired by Pop Artist Mimmo Rotella. These pieces recall the traditional practice of using images along with songs and narration in popular storytelling. This project is dedicated to the work of fellow Calabrian folk singer, Otello Profazio, active since 1950 as an author, researcher and historic memory of Italian popular music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Peppe Voltarelli, Singer-Songwriter and Actor

Workshop | Sahaja Meditation at the Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Sahaja Meditation at the Library

Opening Reception | Seven Solo Shows by Gallery Artists


Featuring: Jady Bates, Sarah Corbin, Robert Kalman, David Kutz, R. Wayne Parsons (pictured), Martin Rich, Hans Weiss.
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Author Reading | Stephen Brier discusses his book Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education


Public higher education in the postwar era was a key economic and social driver in American life, making college available to millions of working men and women. In Austerity Blues, Stephen Brier and Michael Fabricant describe the extraordinary growth of public higher education after 1945, the alternative intellectual and political traditions that defined the 1960s in public higher education, and the social and economic forces that produced austerity policies and inequality beginning in the late 1970s and 1980s.
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Stephen Brier discusses his book Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education

Classical Music | The Curtis on Tour Chamber Ensemble performs Brahms


Program: Johannes Brahms G minor piano quartet, Op. 25 (1861) The orchestral nature of Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, along with its irresistible Gypsy-style final movement, makes it one of the finest of the genre. Emerging stars from the Curtis Institute of Music perform alongside their mentor, Ayane Kozasa, as they take on this multifaceted piece. Performers: Stephen Tavani, violin Ayane Kozasa, viola Zachary Mowitz, cello Chelsea Wang, piano
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Talk | The Intersection of Mythbusters, CSI, and Civil Engineering


The modern era of civilization is marked by immense networks of complicated, interdependent systems and rapidly evolving technologies. Many of these technologies, while born from academia, are implemented and refined in the world of industry. As today’s complex ideas are put into practice, there is an increasing tendency for things to fail, and an urgent desire to prevent such failures. Dr. Troy Morgan, the speaker, is a Managing Engineer at Exponent, specializing in the risk analysis and performance assessment of structures under extreme loading such as earthquakes, wind, flood, and explosions. He has performed extensive research on the use of innovative seismic isolation and energy dissipation devices.
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Talks, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, The Intersection of Mythbusters, CSI, and Civil Engineering

Slide Lecture | Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel discusses her book The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City's Historic Buildings


This illustrated lecture showcases New York City’s architectural history and richness, surveying a broad range of styles and building types: colonial farmhouses, Gilded Age mansions, churches, schools, libraries, museums, and the great twentieth-century skyscrapers that are recognized throughout the world.
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Slide Lectures, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel discusses her book The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City's Historic Buildings

Author Reading | Camilo Vergara discusses his book Detroit Is No Dry Bones


Over the past 25 years, award-winning ethnographer and photographer Camilo José Vergara has traveled annually to Detroit to document not only the city’s precipitous decline, but also how its residents have survived. From the 1970s through the 1990s, changes in Detroit were almost all for the worse, as the fabric of the city was erased through neglect and abandonment. But over the last decade, the city has seen the beginnings of a positive transformation. Vergara's photographs, collected in Detroit Is No Dry Bones, provide unique documentation of revival. Beyond the fate of the city’s buildings, Vergara captures the distinct culture of this largely African-American city and documents re-purposed structures, including local churches that have re-occupied old bank buildings and other institutions of the past that carry unexpectedly powerful architectural and spiritual force. Camilo Jose Vergara was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2002 and received a Berlin Prize Fellowship in 2010. In 2013, he became the first photographer to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He is author of numerous books, including Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery; The New American Ghetto; and Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Camilo Vergara discusses his book Detroit Is No Dry Bones

Workshop | Connecting to the Cloud Workshop


Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Connecting to the Cloud Workshop

Discussion | Support and Be Supported: Nonprofits and the Arts


A panel discussion featuring several distinct nonprofit organizations coming together to discuss the mission of their organization, their current and future programming goals, and the critical role art not-for-profits play in supporting emerging and mid-career artists.
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Discussions, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Support and Be Supported: Nonprofits and the Arts

Poetry Reading | The Poets of Cave Canem


An exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Brenda Shaughnessy and Jamaal May.
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Poetry Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, The Poets of Cave Canem

Poetry Reading | 3 poets read from their work


The Harold Clurman Center for Poetry, Poetic Drama and the Spoken Word presents Idra Novey with Alexander Chee and Manuel Gonzales.
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Play | Yellow Card Red Card by Melisa Tien: Soccer Players' Future


In a small Muslim town in Northern Cameroon, four young soccer players prepare for a championship that will determine not only the future of the team, but the unique trajectory of each girl’s life. Incorporating choreography inspired by the games and practices of a real-life Cameroonian girls team, the play blurs the line between theater and sporting event.
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7:00 pm
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Plays, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Yellow Card Red Card by Melisa Tien: Soccer Players' Future

Author Reading | Artist David Salle discusses his book How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking about Art


How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle’s incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Engaging with a wide range of Salle’s friends and contemporaries—from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others—How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres. David Salle’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, Tate Modern, the National Galerie Berlin, and many others. He lives in New York City.
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Artist David Salle discusses his book How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking about Art

Book Discussion | Contributors discuss Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015


A conversation about artists writing as a mode of activist critique, with Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015 contributors Mariam Ghani, Gregory Sholette, and Pablo Helguera, and editor Jennifer Liese. At a moment when activism feels more necessary than ever, we will discuss the strategies and insights offered by these artists’ critical writings and address the question: What do we do now?
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Contributors discuss Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015

Author Reading | David Grinspoon reads frm his book Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future


For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Our behavior threatens not only our own future but that of countless other creatures. Astrobiologist David Grinspoon shows what a strange and novel development it is for a species to evolve like ours. Our present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential.
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Author Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, David Grinspoon reads frm his book Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

Discussion | Genocide in an Age of Terror: The Challenge of Protecting Civilians and Preventing Atrocities


ISIS has threatened global security by capturing territory, enslaving minorities, and killing civilians. It has targeted ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, prompting the US government to declare that the terrorist group is committing genocide. These atrocities have spurred the current tide of refugees that is overwhelming Europe and has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced. Non-state actors such as ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram have changed our understanding of who perpetrates mass atrocities. The international community has a range of traditional military, diplomatic, and economic tools at its disposal to respond to these killings. But how do these options differ in responding to terror groups and preventing further atrocities? Cameron Hudson, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, will join expert panelists for a discussion moderated by Clifford Chanin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Genocide in an Age of Terror: The Challenge of Protecting Civilians and Preventing Atrocities

Lecture | Hogarthian Progresses in Eighteenth-Century Graphic Satire


Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth (1697–1764): Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735), Marriage A-la-Mode (1745), and Industry and Idleness (1747) among others. Less well-known is the broad spectrum of legacy “progresses” produced by subsequent generations drawing both on Hogarth’s narrative strategies and his iconic motifs. James Gillray’s forays into Hogarthian progresses kept the idiom relevant for further development by later graphic satirists including G.M. Woodward, Richard Newton, Charles Williams, Williams Elmes and George Cruikshank whose works will also be considered in this talk. Speaker Cynthia Roman is Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. She is editor and contributor to Hogarth’s Legacy distributed by Yale University Press, 2016.
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Lectures, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Hogarthian Progresses in Eighteenth-Century Graphic Satire

Tour | Holiday Lights Tour


It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all out on the New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Holiday Lights Tour

Workshop | Meditation Workshop


With Doyeon Park. Every Tuesday to Dec. 16.
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Workshops, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Meditation Workshop

Film | Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko's The House on Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait: Documentary on Ukranian Writer


Filmed over the course of a season, this film portraying the life and thoughts of Ukrainian poet, essayist, and prose writer, Vasyl Makhno, exposes the fragility of time and its manifestation through the art of the written word. Since moving to NYC at the turn of the millennia, Makhno has established a more concrete sense of identity – one that does not relinquish his Ukrainian roots, rather, it hones them. While embracing how NYC continues to shape him and his writing, he does not detach himself from his home. Makhno writes relentlessly – allowing us to travel through time and be suspended within a moment. Vasyl Makhno and the film’s director will be present at the event.
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Films, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko's The House on Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait: Documentary on Ukranian Writer

Film | Petr Zelenka's Lost in Munich (2015): Czech Drama


Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the past events. But can he do it, being just a bird? In a series of weird events sir is kidnapped by a Czech journalist undergoing his midlife crisis. The guy has him publicly say some really controversial statements, causing a diplomatic scandal. At the end of the day it is the French who decide to assassinate their own national hero....And that's only the half of the story. 105 min.
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Films, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Petr Zelenka's Lost in Munich (2015): Czech Drama

Reading | Student Reading


Join in celebrating the work of some of the fine students from this semester's classes share short readings from their works. This is an opportunity for the Creative Writing program to display some accomplished writing and a chance for community members to see some of our own before they become the next Mary Gordon, Jhumpa Lahiri or Ntozake Shange.
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Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Student Reading

Jazz | Student Recitals


7:00 PM Advanced Rhythm Ensemble 9:00 PM Music of Charles Mingus Ensemble
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Student Recitals

Reading | Super Storytellers: Established and Emerging Authors


This monthly show is curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo. With: Nelson Lugo, Julie Threlkeld, Jennifer Glick and Robin Bady.
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Readings, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, Super Storytellers: Established and Emerging Authors

Jazz | 3 Jazz Legends from Europe and the US: Karlheinz Miklin, Ron McClure and Billy Hart


Jazz aficionados, get ready for three jazz legends from Europe and the U.S., here on the island of Manhattan. Karlheinz Miklin, Ron McClure and Billy Hart have been working together regularly since 1987, although in the beginning they performed mostly as a quartet with Harry Pepl or Fritz Pauer. Since 2000 they have let go of the usual chord instrument in order to obtain a new, stringent sound. This is documented on the first CD From Here To There followed by In Between. The trio has frequently been on tour in several European countries as well as in the USA.
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, 3 Jazz Legends from Europe and the US: Karlheinz Miklin, Ron McClure and Billy Hart

Discussion | New York Philharmonic Insights: Living History


Join members of the Orchestra past and present for an up-close and personal reflection spanning decades. From milestone events to endearing traditions, learn more about the culture of this historic institution from the inside out.
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Discussions, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, New York Philharmonic Insights: Living History

Concert | Student Clarinet Recital


Igor Begelman, clarinet
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Concert | The Columbia University Orchestra


Columbia University's Music Performance Program presents a recital featuring the Columbia University Orchestra.
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Concerts, December 06, 2016, 12/06/2016, The Columbia University Orchestra
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Classical Music | Piano works by Chopin, Brahms and more

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