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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 6, 2018?

55 free events take place on 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 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 December 6, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Blacksmith: A Rock Musical About Polish Composer and Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
free events nyc Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural
free events nyc Lighting the World: Menorahs from Around the Globe
free events nyc Bicycle Thieves (1948): Oscar-Nominated Italian Drama hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made
free events nyc Concert, discussion and wine reception
free events nyc Words and Consequences in a Datafied Culture
free events nyc Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Roleplaying Games
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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Morning Fitness

Discussion | What’s the Status of 'Raise the Age' and Is It What Reformers Intended?


New York’s Raise the Age law went into effect on October 1. The law ended the State’s practice of automatically treating people as young as 16 as adults in the criminal justice system. It also required the City to move all 16- and 17-year-olds out of the Rikers Island jail. Advocates who fought for Raise the Age believed it would lead to a more humane system. But now, many fear that the brutal conditions of Rikers are being recreated in the facilities where young people are being held. Representatives of the City, credible messenger service providers, and advocates gather to discuss the status of early implementation, challenges, and opportunities for restorative justice and support for young people. Speakers: Antoinette Kennedy, Man Up Inc. Cincere Wilson, Institute for Transformative Mentoring at the Center for New York City Affairs Dana Kaplan, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Felipe Franco, Administration for Children’s Services Kate Rubin, Youth Represent Marcus Campbell, Raise the Age Implementation Board Shanduke McPhatter, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, What’s the Status of 'Raise the Age' and Is It What Reformers Intended?

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Film | Sadie McKee (1934): Romantic drama starring Oscar winning Joan Crawford


A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won. Director: Clarence Brown. Starring Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone.  93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Sadie McKee (1934): Romantic drama starring Oscar winning Joan Crawford

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Bach at Noon

Talk | Artist Talk


Erica Baum discusses her work included in the exhibition Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Artist Talk

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, 2018, 12/06/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Musical | Blacksmith: A Rock Musical About Polish Composer and Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski


As part of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, the Paderewski Musical Project arrives in the mecca of the musical, New York City, for a performance of the rock musical conceived by James Fluhr, with music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, directed and developed with Eliie Heyman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Musicals, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Blacksmith: A Rock Musical About Polish Composer and Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Film | Strike up the Band (1940): Oscar winning musical movie


Youngsters in a high school band prepare for a big competition. Director: Busby Berkeley. Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Strike up the Band (1940): Oscar winning musical movie

Film | The Wizard of Oz (1939): Two Time Oscar Winning Fantasy


Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well. Directors: Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, The Wizard of Oz (1939): Two Time Oscar Winning Fantasy

Film | Juliet, Naked (2018): Romantic comedy with Ethan Hawke


The story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession. Director: Jesse Peretz. Starring Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne, Kitty O'Beirne. 97 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Juliet, Naked (2018): Romantic comedy with Ethan Hawke

Party | Traditional English afternoon tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Traditional English afternoon tea

Lecture | Crime and Democratic Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean


This event examines security in three cities suffering from chronic violence: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Medellin (Colombia), and Kingston (Jamaica). In each, democratic states contend with subnational armed groups that dominate territory and play important roles in politics even as they contribute to fear and insecurity. Through an analysis of the role of criminal groups in governance in several neighborhoods, this research provides a deep understanding of the impact of crime on political experience. Speaker Desmond Arias is the Marxe Chair in Western Hemisphere Affairs and Professor at Baruch College, CUNY. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Crime and Democratic Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Lesson | Learn to Create your Resume using MS Word and Google Docs Templates


Do you need to write your resume but you do not know where or how to start? Come to one of the Resume Labs sessions where you will learn to create your resume using MS Word and Google Docs Templates. In this class, the instructor will demonstrate how you can access the MS Word and Google Docs resume templates. Then, you will be able to use the computers inside the EIC -Training Room 3 to type your resume. The instructor will remain in the training room to help you format your resume if necessary. You may want to bring a USB flash-drive to save your resume. Class Pre-requisites:  A G-mail account and basic mouse and typing skills are necessary for this class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Learn to Create your Resume using MS Word and Google Docs Templates

Classical Music | Choral Concert: Holiday favorites


The Pfizer Choraliers return for an annual program of Christmas holiday favorites. The concert is led by Gjan Jones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Choral Concert: Holiday favorites

Lecture | Researching Adult Multilingualism in Uncertain Times


We live in uncertain times of serious deterioration of solidarity for human diversity, a widening of economic inequalities and intensification of racial and religious hatred, and alarming tides of authoritarian populism spreading in the West. Many multilinguals – even more so multilinguals in marginalized communities – are vulnerable in the present climate. Multilingualism can be studied from many disciplinary perspectives, and the one addressed in this talk is second language acquisition, whose goal is to account for the development of communicative competencies when the new language is learned. Speaker Lourdes Ortega is a Professor at Georgetown University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Researching Adult Multilingualism in Uncertain Times

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Writers Coalition

Film | Documentary: Kawomera: Plant, Pray Partner for Peace (2014): Selling coffee together


In the remote town of Mbale, Uganda is a unique, interfaith community of coffee farmers who are Ugandan Jews, Muslims and Christians. They came together to export coffee for peace and religious harmony in an area containing the highest concentration of Jews and Muslims in Central Africa. In Bugandan, they are called Peace Kawomera -Delicious Peace Kawomera: Plant, Play, Partner for Peace is a documentary produced and directed by photographer and film maker; Marla Mossman that tells this unique story of an interfaith collective. By interviewing local Rabbis, Ministers, and Imams, Mossman explores their culture and traditions as she tries to ascertain how they have ended their fears of these different practices, so a new way of Peace is revealed. Director:  Marla Mossman.
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Documentary: Kawomera: Plant, Pray Partner for Peace (2014): Selling coffee together

Book Club | Naomi Alderman's Disobedience


When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up. Back for the first time in years, Ronit can feel the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father’s favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is... Naomi Alderman is an English novelist and game writer. Her novel, The Power, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017. The film, "Disobedience" based on the novel, will also be discussed. Please read the book and watch the flm before arriving at the discussion. The book and film are available at the library. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Naomi Alderman's Disobedience

Talk | The Incomparable Art of Karl Friedrich Schinkel


Professors Kurt Forster (Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Architecture) and Barry Bergdoll (Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History) will discuss this incomparable portfolio of Schinkel’s work and Forster’s recently published Schinkel: A Meander Through His Life and Work (Birkhauser, 2018).
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Talks, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, The Incomparable Art of Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Festival | A Holiday Night Out


A festive evening full of spectacular holiday cheer. Activated by its new tenants, Bleecker Street is hosting a holiday-filled night the day after Washington Square Park’s Christmas Tree lighting. Van Wyck, the firm headed by designer and event producer Bronson van Wyck whose clients range from Beyoncé to President Obama, will be transforming Bleecker’s storefronts with festive activations for the event. The evening will include activities and events such as caroling, champagne, macaroon and cider tastings, live musical performances from artists including Alabama blue grass band Paper Anniversary and Vita Tanaga of the Red Sahara Collective, sweater embroidering, photos with Santa and his Elves, custom holiday cards by fashion illustrator Jenny Walton, and more. These events delight visitors and bring the community together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Stores will be open and have a combination of free and discounted items for everyone of all ages.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, A Holiday Night Out

Other | Holiday Lights Event


Kick off the holiday season with a quaint evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats with the community. If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a new, wrapped gift for Stockings with Care.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Holiday Lights Event

Opening Reception | Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows


Opening receptions: Nov. 29 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows

Opening Reception | Artifacts: Group Show


Featured Artists: Andrew Dykes, Anna Moran, Aneta Bilinska, Anu Oro, Glen Gauthier, Alexis Duque, Beto Sanchez, Casey Edward Shaw, David Lloyd, Elsa Marie Keefe, Fernando Santos, Jamie Holder, Julio Candelario, Jessie Krause, Kim Binna, Katelyn White, Katarina Vicenova, Thekla Papadopoulou, Michelle Sakhai, Milena Dimitrokallis, Anna Lyshchenko and Valeriia Lyshchenko.
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Opening Receptions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Artifacts: Group Show

Opening Reception | Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural


This exhibition assembles over forty contemporary artists and designers whose work challenges the relationship between the built and the natural environment in the Anthropocene, a new epoch where humans have been displaced from a place of privilege and traditional distinctions between nature and culture have eroded.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

Opening Reception | Lighting the World: Menorahs from Around the Globe


Just in time for Hanukkah, the remarkable Aharon Ben Zalman Collection of menorahs, spanning the globe and more than five centuries. Though Jewish communities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas all celebrate Hanukkah, their style of holiday lamps reflect their own unique cultures. Within a vibrant historic sanctuary, menorahs from 17th-century Italy and 19th-century North Africa will be displayed alongside those from Colonial America and modernday Israel, India, Brazil, Poland, the Netherlands, and more. Each menorah's design tells a story about its origin and those who used it. Brief remarks from the collector and exhibition curator will begin around 6:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Lighting the World: Menorahs from Around the Globe

Discussion | Words and Consequences in a Datafied Culture


Most people sign the 'I agree’ requirement that comes up in order to be able to participate on the Internet. What are the consequences? Do we know what we are consenting to? Is it a fair exchange? Artists are free to work with words in anyway they like in their art. For lawyers, wrongly used words can become a million-dollar mistake. Speakers: Srinivas Kaushik (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP) Geof Huth (artist) Jose Marinez (software/hardware developer) Moderator: Daria Dorosh (artist)
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Discussions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Words and Consequences in a Datafied Culture

Lecture | Moral Protagonists


Speaker Miranda Fricker is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research is mainly in Moral Philosophy, and Social Epistemology with a special interest in virtue and feminist perspectives. She is the author of Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing; and co-editor of a number of edited collections, the most recent of which is The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Moral Protagonists

Concert | A Rising Star on the German Music Scene


Wincent Weiss, one of the most successful newcomers in the German music scene, is launching his first North-America tour and will stop for one night in New York City. Don´t miss the chance to see the 2017 MTV Music Award winner live in action, who has been conquering the charts since 2015 with songs like "Unter meiner Haut," "Regenbogen," "Feuerwerk" and the album Irgendwas gegen die Stille (Something against silence).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, A Rising Star on the German Music Scene

Musical | The Rip-Off: From Naples to New York


The UFT Players proudly present a musical comedy that moves you from Naples to New York on a journey that starts with a rip-off and ends with a surprise. It's an evening filled with music, suspense and love as our characters come to discover what has been lost...and gained, in their journey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, The Rip-Off: From Naples to New York

Book Club | John Williams' Stoner


William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams (1922-1994) was an American author, editor and professor. He was best known for his novels Stoner (1965) and Augustus (1972). The latter won a U.S. National Book Award. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, John Williams' Stoner

Opening Reception | At Home: In the American West


Where do you feel most at home? In a year when thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define “home” has never felt more urgent. Some feel nostalgic about where they came from, some never left the towns they grew up in, and others couldn’t wait to leave.  At Home features a variety of emerging and established photographers who traveled through ten states in the American West and spoke to people about what, and where, home is. The series includes a formerly homeless woman who finally feels settled in her tiny house in Seattle, a single mother who found her sanctuary living off the grid in the New Mexico desert, a couple who built their dream mansion in the mountains, a DACA recipient who has proudly purchased his first home in Utah, and a Los Angeles native who feels at peace by the ocean.
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Opening Receptions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, At Home: In the American West

Discussion | Black Politics and the Struggle for Justice in Sports


Black athletes raising their voices and taking a knee against injustice are under attack by the White House, commentators, coaches, and many fellow Americans. Three writers will examine the role Black male and female athletes have played in the long struggle against racism and injustice and the barriers and criticism they have faced for their politics. Professor Randy Roberts will discuss Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Professor Amira Rose Davis will preview her forthcoming book, Can’t Eat a Medal: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow. ESPN’s Howard Bryant will discuss The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism.
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Discussions, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Black Politics and the Struggle for Justice in Sports

Slide Lecture | Footlights on Stereotypes: Race, Class & Ethnic Identity in 19th Century Theater


Surrounded by a multi-cultural mix of race, class and ethnicity, the Bowery’s working-class theaters were an incubator for American popular culture, including tap dance, vaudeville, and the troubling theatrical genre of minstrelsy. While much has been written about minstrelsy’s harmful impact on African Americans, less known is that other minorities were also ridiculed on stage, and performers from all these groups had to jostle for elbow room. With a particular focus on African Americans and Irish Americans, this illustrated talk explores how this complex performing arts landscape nonetheless witnessed the emergence of American music, dance and song. Speakers: Mick Moloney is an Irish-born musician, musicologist, folklorist Leni Sloan is an African American artist, humanist, educator
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Slide Lectures, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Footlights on Stereotypes: Race, Class & Ethnic Identity in 19th Century Theater

Screening | Films of Artist Ana Mendieta


In connection with the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, three films by Ana Mendieta will be presented. Following the screening will be a discussion with art historian Genevieve Hyacinthe and artist Juan Sanchez.
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Screenings, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Films of Artist Ana Mendieta

Film | Rafiki (2018): In Love and Gay in Kenya


"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu 82 min.
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Rafiki (2018): In Love and Gay in Kenya

Film | Bicycle Thieves (1948): Oscar-Nominated Italian Drama hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made


Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job which offers the hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets out to track down the thief. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell. 89 min. In Italian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Bicycle Thieves (1948): Oscar-Nominated Italian Drama hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made

Reading | Decolonial Poetics: 4 Writers Read


What is the noise of people outside of the state? Come hear four writers share their poetry of clandestine resistance and insurgency across borderlands, from post-Katrina New Orleans and Flint, Michigan to Palestine, the Mediterranean, and First Nations. With Zaina Alsous, Lou Cornum, Jasmine Gibson and Asiya Wadud.
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Readings, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Decolonial Poetics: 4 Writers Read

Author Reading | 3 Authors Read


Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize, as well as the poetry collection, Swan Feast. She was the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison and is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.  Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY). She was born in New Delhi, India, and lives with her husband and children in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry, That Kind of Danger; Turning to Fiction; and most recently, 4:30 Movie, as well as the novel About Yvonne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Migration and Mobility


A discussion with Morgane Cadieu of Yale University and Minayo Nasiali of UCLA, with comments by Tony Haouam, Professor of French and French Studies.
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Workshop | Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Roleplaying Games


Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way! Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of where the adventure will take you are endless.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Screening | Mono XI Expanded Cinema Festival: Short Films


Featuring: Lung-ta of Film began with a vision: a film strip exposed with ethical awareness and reverence carries the spiritual valence as one of those strings of fabrics found on high mountains, embedded with prayers that are received only in constant motion. “Lung-ta,” the Tibetan word meaning “wind horse,” is the symbolic name of prayer flags and the flowing spirit in the movement of the wind. The Face of the Other began its making in the heat of the immigration crisis and was initially influenced by Emmanuel Levinas’s writings of ethical metaphysics. Stung by the situation and the mass reactions that eerily carry a danger of reductiveness, the creation of the piece started with the contemplation on alterity – the irreducibility of an other human (autrui), and thus the other’s infinity – and responsibility, which to Levinas is the command of a face-to-face relation to the other that is the most primordial datum of human experience.  In Beauty May You Walk completes The Face of the Other both structurally and metaphorically, reevaluating “native” and “immigrant,” “ownership” and “otherness.” It is a visual reflection of the poetry and music of Manoshi Chitra Neogy titled “Beauty” (from album “Wood Orchid,” produced by Scott Endsley), originating from a Navajo night prayer. “Beauty” – “Hozho” in the Navajo language – refers to a state of humanity and a state of the universe.  The screening will be concluded and expanded with a multi-projection installation and live performance of Manoshi Chitra Neogy (vocal), Xuezi Zhang and Scott Endsley (percussion).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Mono XI Expanded Cinema Festival: Short Films

Play | Roberto Zucco: A Mythical Journey


Roberto Zucco was the last play by legendary French writer Bernard-Marie Koltès, "a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing" (The Times). In a series of poetic, fast-moving scenes, Koltès takes his titular hero on a mythical journey through a landscape of strange and violent beauty. Presented by the College of Performing Arts at The New School.
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Classical Music | Cello ensemble performs


A concert performance featuring Matt Haimovitz, cellist; John Cage Fellow; Jean Marchand, narrator and others. Mannes Artist-in-Residence, cellist Matt Haimovitz is praised by The New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles” and by The New Yorker as “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance. Cellist John Cage Fellow made his first recording for  with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at 13 alongside Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, and Shlomo Mintz. His honors include the Concert Music Award from ASCAP, the Trailblazer Award from the American Music Center, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Grand Prix du Disque, among others. 
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Cello ensemble performs

Classical Music | Concert, discussion and wine reception


Pianists, jazz ensemble and chamber groups will perform. Special guest speaker Amy Nathan will share thoughts from her book Making Time for Making Music - How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Concert, discussion and wine reception

Jazz | Grammy-Nominated Pianist Elio Villafranca and His Afro-Caribbean Trio


An evening of jazz infused with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.  Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of pianists, composers and bandleaders who have been making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz. Over the years, Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Billy Harper, Eric Alexander, and Lewis Nash, Chick Corea, and Jon Faddis, Johnny Pacheco among others.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Grammy-Nominated Pianist Elio Villafranca and His Afro-Caribbean Trio

Staged Reading | Canned Meat: Accidental People


Fascinated by car accidents, four people collide into one another at a gas station: Rolf, an insurance agent, searching for the reason behind the suspicious, increasing number of crashes; Beate, the owner of the station; Jane, a former movie star whose beauty has been ruined in an accident; and a truck driver who warns us of the dangerous road ahead. Followed by Q&A with the playwright Ferdinand Schmalz
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Staged Readings, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Canned Meat: Accidental People

Classical Music | Viola Recital


Violist Jordan Bak's recent performance highlights include an acclaimed performance of the Druckman Viola Concerto with The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Bak has also been heard as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States at Jordan Hall, Lyric Hall, Dairy Arts Centre, and Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, among others, and in Europe at the Verbier Festival, the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, and the Centre de Musique Hindemith.
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Classical Music | Nouveau Classical Project: Currents


Led by composer and pianist Sugar Vendil, the Nouveau Classical Project is reinvigorating classical music as a living, breathing art form through its commissioning of contemporary composers, multidisciplinary performances, and collaborations with fashion designers. "Bringing a refreshing edge" to contemporary classical music (VICE), NCP has commissioned Currents, its latest evening-length performance featuring music for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics by some of today’s most exciting composers: Olga Bell, David Bird, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler.  
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Classical Music | Piano recital


Pianist Magdalena Stern Baczewska has performed in Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), National Center for Performing Arts (Beijing), Guangzhou Opera House (Guangzhou), Shenzhen Polytheater (Shenzhen), and Salle Cortot (Paris). Her performances have been praised as “eloquent & technically flawless” (The Washington Post), “highly sophisticated and truly admirable” (The Weekend, New York).
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