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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 5, 2017?

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 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! 50 free events take place on December 5 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out December 5 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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Conference | Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America


Knowledge in Flight is a conference investigating the migration of scholars from perilous and intellectually oppressive political settings to new environments that allow them to continue their work and thrive. The program focuses on the institutional forces that have promoted or impeded scholar rescue. The conference explores the topic from a variety of perspectives, including historical, institutional, financial, geopolitical, and cultural vantage points. Ultimately, Knowledge in Flight is aimed at deepening our understanding of the history of scholar rescue while providing insights on today’s refugee crisis. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

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 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Kundalini Yoga

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Harlem Tour


Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Harlem Tour

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.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Bach at Noon

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. This program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Public Speaking Workshop

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 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Master Class | J Y Song, Piano


Featuring pianist J Y Song, this masterclass provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist, as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, J Y Song, Piano

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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Park Walks, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section

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.
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Tours, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Concert | The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt


The pianists of NYU Steinhardt, joined by members of NYU's Program in Vocal Performance, bring special ambience to this performance.
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt

Author Reading | Rachel Buff discusses her book Against the Deportation Terror: Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the 20th Century


Rachel Ida Buff is Professor of History and Coordinator, Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the editor of Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship and the author of Immigration and the Political Economy of Home: West Indian Brooklyn and American Indian Minneapolis, 1945–1992.                
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Rachel Buff discusses her book Against the Deportation Terror: Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the 20th Century

Lecture | 'Does This Vehicle Belong to You?': Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations


Police body-worn cameras have the potential to play an important role in understanding and improving police-community relations. This talk describes a series of studies conducted by a large interdisciplinary team at Stanford that use speech and natural language processing on body-camera recordings to model the interactions between police officers and community members in traffic stops. Speaker: Dan Jurafsky is Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, 'Does This Vehicle Belong to You?': Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations

Concert | Student Recitals


5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jazz Arts Combo Festival 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MSM Student Composers' Concert
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Student Recitals

Master Class | Anton Nel, Piano & Strings Chamber Music


Anton Nel, winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Anton Nel, Piano & Strings Chamber Music

Author Reading | Grady Hendrix discusses his book Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction


Come to a free performance of the mind-melting oral history of the horror paperback boom of the 70's and 80's that includes terrible accents, awful songs, and so many paperback covers your head will explode.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Grady Hendrix discusses his book Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70's and 80's Horror Fiction

Talk | 2017 Overview and 2018 Stock Market & Economic Outlook


Kristopher D. Carney reviews the 2017 markets and the economy and discusses the 2018 outlook for various markets, economics, interest rates and asset allocation positioning.                                                                                                                                                           
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Talks, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, 2017 Overview and 2018 Stock Market & Economic Outlook

Opening Reception | Exhibition of 7 Photographers


Featuring: F. Emmanuel Bastien Edward Lakeman Thom O'Connor (pictured) Ruth Raskin Allison Rufrano Hans Weiss Stuart Zalka
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Opening Receptions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Exhibition of 7 Photographers

Author Reading | J. Kelly Hoey discusses her book Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World


If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, J. Kelly Hoey discusses her book Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

Author Reading | Richard Nephew discusses his book The Art of Sanctions


Economic sanctions are a key part of international affairs, but they have been widely criticized for decades as being too inefficient, unwieldy, inconsistent with the interests of business and industry, and brutally inconsiderate of humanitarian concerns. At the center is a question of whether and how to do sanctions right. Nephew, the former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State, will present key conclusions from his new book and then join a panel discussion about current events and U.S. sanctions policy. The conversation will focus on sanctions design, particularly as it relates to industry and foreign countries.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Richard Nephew discusses his book The Art of Sanctions

Author Reading | Jim Ross discusses his book Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling


A talk and signing with WWE commentator Jim Ross. The author will personalize books and take photos with fans.  Restrictions may apply.  Call store for details.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Jim Ross discusses his book Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling

Lecture | Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?


Guernica, Picasso’s painting for the Spanish Republican Pavilion in the International Exposition of Arts and Techniques of Paris in 1937, had a strong impact on the New York School. It was first exhibited in New York City in May 1939 as a political icon within a campaign to raise funds for the Spanish Republic refugees. In November 1939 it was exhibited again, but this time as an undisputed modern art masterpiece within a great retrospective exhibition on Picasso’s oeuvre at the Museum of Modern Art. In keeping with these two meanings, Guernica became an important stimulus for abstract expressionist artists. In it they found a way to express the connection between the artist’s inner self and the problems of his time, which confirmed the social role of the artist as an individual. Reception to follow
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Lectures, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Picasso’s Guernica in New York: From Political Icon to Museum Masterpiece?

Concert | Chamber Music Jam Session: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchiakovsky


Some of today's most acclaimed young musicians will gather in the original setting for chamber music -- an intimate space where friends make music together, just for pleasure. They will play Mozart and Mendelssohn viola quintets, and string sextets by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. There may be some surprises, too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Chamber Music Jam Session: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchiakovsky

Author Reading | Leslie Peirce discusses her book Empress of the East


Empress of the East is the life story of Roxelana, beloved concubine of Suleyman the Magnificent and the only queen the Ottomans ever knew. Challenging the persistent view that Roxelana’s scheming undermined the empire, the book argues that the changes she and Suleyman wrought instead strengthened the dynastic regime.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Leslie Peirce discusses her book Empress of the East

Discussion | What Will Be Different for Historians in a Changing America?


Some U.S. historians have become increasingly visible, vocal, and even radicalized in response to today’s political climate, the implications of U.S. Government policy shifts, and the decisions of their peers to speak out, or remain silent, on current affairs. What is the ethical and responsible role of historians in public discourse, particularly when “alternative facts” have become commonplace and history itself is called into question?
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Discussions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, What Will Be Different for Historians in a Changing America?

Discussion | Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground


Around the world, sea-level rise could lead to widespread migration, as people along vulnerable coastlines escape rising water levels. But coastal flooding isn’t the only extreme event that can impact migration patterns. As evidenced just this year in the United States by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, and the widespread and devastating wildfires in Northern California, there are many types of extreme weather events that require relocation to safer ground. This panel will discuss the issues of retreat and relocation as they relate to extreme weather events and climate change. The idea of retreating, whether temporary or permanent, is unpopular, controversial and brings a host of challenges. Yet in the United States, extreme weather has displaced people from their homes, causing disruption to communities and lives.
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Discussions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground

Film | Alina Marazzi's We Want Roses Too (2007): The Sexual Revolution and Feminism


We Want Roses Too portrays the deep change brought on by the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s. The film looks at past events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of "husbands" and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Alina Marazzi's We Want Roses Too (2007): The Sexual Revolution and Feminism

Book Discussion | Science Fiction Book Discussion


A discussion of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick.
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Book Discussions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Science Fiction Book Discussion

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Katie Gaydos Janice Lancaster Irene Siegel moderator: Tatyana Tenenbaum
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Dance Performances, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Dance Works-in-Progress

Talk | Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature


Early in Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818, Victor describes the monster he has created as “too horrible for human eyes", and yet no one has been able to turn away since the earliest theatrical productions, in which the creature was played by a tall graceful actor in blue body paint. This talk will explore the extremely varied ways in which the creature has been portrayed and the relationship between those portrayals and the reader’s or viewer’s identification with him. Do we stare because he’s so hideous, or because he’s so attractive? Speaker Elizabeth C. Denlinger received a Ph.D. from NYU. Formerly a curator at the Morgan, she has curated the Carl H. Pforzheimer Circle of Shelley and His Circle since 2008.
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Talks, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature

Reading | Writers Read: Saskia Hamilton / Hisham Matar


Renowned poet, editor, and director of Women Poets Saskia Hamilton and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Return Hisham Matar participat in an intimate reading of some of their best works.
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Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Writers Read: Saskia Hamilton / Hisham Matar

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 our on our 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 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Holiday Lights Tour

Author Reading | Sam Wasson discusses his book Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art


The bestselling author of Fosse presents a sweeping, yet intimate--and often hilarious--history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular. In Improv Nation, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv and its host of pioneers: Mike Nichols and Harold Ramis, Dustin Hoffman, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many more.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Sam Wasson discusses his book Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

Author Reading | Achy Obejas discusses her book The Tower of the Antilles


The Cubans in Obejas’s stories are haunted by an island, and with language that is both generous and sensual, Obejas writes about these lives beset by events beyond individual control, and poignantly captures how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.
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Author Readings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Achy Obejas discusses her book The Tower of the Antilles

Discussion | Art to Share from Japan and South Africa


An evening of casual conversation and communal creativity, celebrating the 10th anniversary of  New York Foundation for the Arts' Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. Japanese writer Meg Kaizu (pictured) and South African costume designer Maureen Freeman share their immigration stories and their work, and lead a communal art-making activity.
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Discussions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Art to Share from Japan and South Africa

Lecture | Death Drives in the City: Theatrocracy and Memory in Austerity Times


The story at hand is the spread of little street memorials for the dead in the Greek urbanscape during the current socio-economic crisis. What do little “flexible” graves do in the city of the living? Is the seepage of death from the cemeteries back into public thouroughfares a democratization of death? Or does it polysemically figure the death of democracy in an everyday life that now includes the museumification of the classical era and the attrition of democracy as the Greek Parliament falls under the control of the austerity autocrats in Brussels? The struggles between the inside and the outside, the private and the public in the ruined house of modernity can be witnessed in the streets of Athenian polis in the present. The little grave assemblages, as a necrogeography on and of the street reveal the emergence of new forms of anamnesis, forms that are disjunctive with the formalized archaicization of memory promoted by the historical monument, the museum or the archaeological site. The erection of death memorials point to another form of citizenship that is not categorical, juridical or procedural, but performative: the citizenizing of both the dead and their bereaved survivors. Death acquires a theatrocratia and a citizenship in the sphere of the profane—a profane that carries with it the surplus of the sacred that is ghettoized in the official cities of the dead we call cemeteries. Speaker C. Nadia Seremetakis is a cultural anthropologist, author of several books written in two languages, English and Greek, including poetry, and of numerous articles some of which have been translated in other languages.
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Lectures, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Death Drives in the City: Theatrocracy and Memory in Austerity Times

Lecture | Data Asymmetries


The central source of power today stems from the control of data, increasingly from people's behavioral surplus. In this talk, Burak Arikan will discuss ways of interrogating how power accumulates in complex networks and speculate on ways and challenges of building civic data solidarity networks against the increasingly data-driven hegemony. Burak Arikan is a New York and Istanbul based artist working with complex networks. He takes the obvious social, economical, and political issues as input and runs through an abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces, results in performances, and procreates predictions to render inherent power relationships visible and discussable.
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Lectures, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Data Asymmetries

Slide Lecture | Photographer Jean-Pierre Laffront discusses his book New York City Up and Down


Renowned documentary photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont moved to New York City from Paris in 1965. In his extensive travels, he has documented the entirety of America and its social forces, as well as those around the world. Laffont also focused his camera on his new “hometown” New York City. His newest published collection, New York City Up and Down, is an elegant, incisive, and unexpected review of forty years of exploration by one of the most revered documentarians working today. 
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Slide Lectures, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Photographer Jean-Pierre Laffront discusses his book New York City Up and Down

Master Class | Jim Saporito, Drummer


Presented by the Program in Percussion Performance.
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Screening | Millennium Film Journal: Student Short Films


MFA Photography, Video and Related Media presents an evening of short films curated by faculty member Grahame Weinbren's publication, Millennium Film Journal. Directors include Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatsky, Khavn de la Cruz, Yuan Goang-Ming, Kinda Hassan, Tom Schroeder and Nina Yuen.
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Screenings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Millennium Film Journal: Student Short Films

Screening | Rikers: An American Jail PBS Documentary


A documentary about the prison, and the potential for closing it, will be screened. Speakers who will guide our post-screening discussion include individuals involved in the filming, as well as local activist group members.
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Screenings, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Rikers: An American Jail PBS Documentary

Play | The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit


The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.
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Plays, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Classical Music | Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York Winter Holiday Concert


Presenting Comedy Tonight: Humor in Song from the 17th Century to Now. MGC and guest artists from the worlds of opera and cabaret: Keleigh Rae Gamarché, soprano Mark Nadler, pianist-vocalist Doralyn Leone, vocalist will perform works by: Joseph Haydn, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Leonard Bernstein, Jacques Offenbach, Frank Loesser, Tom Lehrer, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Purcell, Larry Kerchner, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and others
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York Winter Holiday Concert

Comedy Club | No Name's Super Storytellers Edition


No Name Comedy/Variety Show producer Eric Vetter brings New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including: Jennifer Glick (“Talkingstick” @The Rubin Museum of Art), Maggie Nuttall (Scranton Fringe Festival), Greg DeLucia ("Family Dinner", "Storyfest—a Storytelling Festival"), Tamora Wilson (Song A Week 2017!).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, No Name's Super Storytellers Edition

Discussion | Inside the Orchestra: Yesterday, Today, and Imagining the Future


To mark the 175th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic’s first concert, on December 7, 1842, four generations of New York Philharmonic musicians—dating back to 1948—will join Philharmonic archivist/historian Barbara Haws to reminisce about the Orchestra they joined; how it has changed and what has stayed the same; favorite musical moments, accompanied by audio/video excerpts; and a free-wheeling imagining of the Philharmonic of the 22nd century.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Inside the Orchestra: Yesterday, Today, and Imagining the Future

Classical Music | Argento Ensemble: Winter Dreams


Program: Hugo Wolf / Gérard Grisey - Wolf Songs (1997) for voice and ensemble; Sharon Harms, soprano - US premiere Sang Song Scars (2017) for ensemble; World premiere Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances (1915) for violin and piano Du Yun When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa (2013) for violin and piano; Ken Hamao, violin; Euntaek Kim, piano Taylor Brook Arrhythmia (new version 2017); World premiere At the end of his life, Gérard Grisey, an iconic figure in modern music, turned his attention to the dark and mystical songs of Hugo Wolf. Argento’s final concert of 2017 highlights works by composers inspired by previous musical compositions, transforming them into new works that are a reflection of their time, that reveal their own compositional voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Donations requested
Concerts, December 05, 2017, 12/05/2017, Argento Ensemble: Winter Dreams
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