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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 8, 2018?

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! 51 free events take place on February 8 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 February 8 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 February . 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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51 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 8, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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Stars: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day. A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Michael Curtiz's Young Man with a Horn (1950): Trumpeter's Life

Author Reading |


The effectiveness of property rights—and the rule of law more broadly—is often depicted as depending primarily on rulers’ “supply” of legal institutions. Yet the crucial importance of private sector “demand” for law is frequently overlooked. Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia develops a novel framework that unpacks the demand for law in Russia, building on an original enterprise survey as well as extensive interviews with lawyers, firms, and private security agencies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Jordan Gans-Morse discusses his book Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia: Violence, Corruption and the Demand for Law

Workshop |


Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. Explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, What DNA Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You

Classical Music |


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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Bach at Noon

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A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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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, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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Music In Midtown begins the spring season with a program of chamber works performed by gifted artists of the DMA music performance program. Performers include Nora Bartosik, piano; Andrea Casarubbios, cello; Magdalena Filipczak, violin; Matthew Griswold, piano; Jocelyn Lai, piano; Seohee Min, violin; Alexei Tartakovski, piano; Xiaoming Tian, baritone; Melissa Westgate, violoncello; Andrea White, flute; Xianyu Zhou, clarinet; and Stephanie Zyzak, violin. Works by Bartok, Brahms, Prokofiev, and Ravel will be performed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Chamber Music on Fifth: Bartok, Brahms, Prokofiev, Ravel

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Featuring: Rhapsody in Blue Performed by Angela Chiang, Jordan Cowan, Joel Dear, Christian Erwin, Jennifer Gruver, Jessica Huot, Stephanie Spencer, Tara Nicole Stamm, Conor Wagar and Sally Jeanne Watkins Choreography by Elisa Angeli Music George Gershwin Arctic Memory Performed by Valerie Levin Choreography by Jody Sperling Music by composers Brooks Williams and Beo Morales This version of “Arctic Memory” is adapted from material Jody Sperling developed during a 43-day polar science mission to the Arctic. While there, as the first and to-date only choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker, Sperling danced on sea ice and made the short film “Ice Floe,” winner of a Creative Climate Award. The work draws inspiration from modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928). In Passing Performed by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Choreography by Joel Dear and Christian Erwin Music “When We Were Young” by Adele Two men, strangers crossing paths in a busy city. Upon seeing a familiarity in the stranger’s face, a memory is restored as one man is transported back to a relationship unresolved.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, 2018 City Skate Concert with Ice Theatre of New York

Gallery Talk |


A Closer-Look Tour led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic: Guided Tour

Classical Music |


Love has always been a battlefield, even many centuries ago, and in their third season, les soûls d'amour explore the many ways that the trials of war and the travails of love intersect and collide. Featuring tales of tragedy, triumph, loss, and death--as well as several songs of war. Telling stories from the Renaissance and Baroque as you’ve never heard them before, les soûls d’amour are equally comfortable in the church, the concert hall, and the coffeeshop. With innovative arrangements and unique instrumentation, these soûls sing tales of love, loss, and the joys of a good drink with friends. Madeline Healey, soprano Molly Netter, soprano Andrew Padgett, baritone and hurdy-gurdy Alana Youssefian, violin David Ellis, viola da gamba Jake Street, harpsichord and artistic direction
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Les Soûls d'amour: Love and War

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Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Subway Art Tour

Workshop |


Discover the the history of stencil art and explore this unique technique through various applications. Learn to design your own stencil patterns thru drawings or photos. By use of a double layer method create images with dimension, color and depth, culminating in a final project expressing the essence of East Harlem. Presented by local artist Brandon Arana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, An Introduction to Stenciling as an Art Form

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Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer. Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva. 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Richard Whorf's Till the Clouds Roll By (1946): Jerome Kern Biopic

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Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso. Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Stephen Frears's High Fidelity (2000): Top Five Heartaches

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Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue

Workshop |


Does your portfolio have too many investment positions and seem complicated? Are you holding the right investments in your taxable accounts? How does new tax law affect your investments? Frequent rebalancing creates a tax liability – which account should you rebalance? Are you holding on to annuities only to avoid taxation?  Then this is a must attend session for you! Erika Safran discusses the difference between asset allocation and diversification, tax treatment of investments, and shares tips and strategies to help you create a portfolio that you can stick with in all market conditions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Money Matters: Asset Allocation

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A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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A discussion with Rolena Adorno and Roberto González Echevarría, authors of the recently published Breve historia de la literatura latinoamericana colonial y moderna (Madrid, 2017). The discussion will center on how various periods of Latin American literature engage each other and how current literature deals with the past and with literatures in other languages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Latin America Literary History: Continuities and Discontinuities

Classical Music |


Juliana Han, Collaborative Piano
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Student Piano Recital

Lecture |


Both earnings and social transfers are important determinants of the living standards of disadvantaged families with children. What is their relative role and how do they interact? This talk documents the variation in relative living standards of the poorest fifth of children in rich nations, with a particular focus on the relative importance of social transfers (net of taxes) and labour market incomes. Speaker Bruce Bradbury is an Associate Professor at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Lectures, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Labor Income, Social Transfers and Child Poverty in Rich Nations

Book Discussion |


Discuss the book by Toni Morrison.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Morningside Heights Book Group: Sula

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When Toscanini heard Robert Shaw conduct the chorus for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, he threw his arms around the 26 year-old, kissed him on both cheeks, and in tears exclaimed: “This is the first time I’ve heard the 9th Symphony truly sung!” Music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Verdi, Dvorak, Hindemith, Britten, The Holy City, All the Things You Are, and Spirituals. The tribute contains interviews, very rare recordings, photographs, footage of Shaw in rehearsal and performance, and the story of his incredible career that includes 17 Grammy award wins and the Kennedy Center Honors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Others, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, The Legendary Maestro! Listening to the world famous choral conductor Robert Shaw

Opening Reception |


Patrick Demarchelier is a French fashion photographer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Patrick Demarchelier 1992-2017: Photos

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An exhibition about grassroots activism, social engagement, and creating alternatives to existing legal systems. At its center is a Tribunal initiated by hundreds of anti-racist activists in Germany and assembled under the label “Unraveling the NSU Complex” at the Schauspiel theater in Cologne last May. The Tribunal unravels neo-Nazi terror and institutional racism by exposing the actions and network of the German extreme right-wing group known as “National Socialist Underground” (NSU).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, We Indict! Unravelling Structural Racism in Germany: An Exhibition

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The work of twenty-three artists inhabits the gallery to create the ambience of a museum installation. Participating artists: Desirée Alvarez, C Bangs, Doug Beube, Yoon Cho, Ursula Clark, DOEprojekts - Deborah & Glenn Doering, Gerhild Ebel, Steven Gawoski, Shelley Haven, Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Frank Ippolito, Sue Karnet, Nina Kuo & Lorin Roser, Patricia Olynyk, Maddy Rosenberg, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Barbara Rosenthal, Alan Rosner, Sarah Stengle, Kathy Strauss, Lynn Sures
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Fossil Tales: Group Exhibition

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Ancient Thrace was a land of opportunity, adventure, and trouble. This talk presents the results of a Greek-American archaeological expedition that has explored a large trading port on the Thracian sea, south of modern Komotini. Established by Greek colonists in the 7th or 6th cen. BC, the settlement participated in a north Aegean trade network. The talk will present the history of occupation at the site; the evidence for daily life in the Classical and Roman periods; and the site’s contributions to economic, political, and social history. Lecturer Nathan Arrington is with Princeton University.
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Lectures, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace

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In an age of smart technology, big data, and the concomitant threat of a surveillance society, how do we understand the citizen's right to the city and how that right is manifested? The speaker discusses research in relation to the complexity of the sociotechnological world we inhabit through the lens of smart city infrastructures and interaction design. Speaker Beth Coleman is Associate Professor of Experimental Digital Media at the University of Waterloo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Right to the Smart City: Integrated Design and the Civic Imaginary

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This lecture will discuss how a group of philosophers and social scientists associated with pragmatism -- John Dewey, Jane Addams, George Herbert Mead, and W. E. B. Du Bois -- drew on biological ideas to develop an experimental-evolutionary approach to ethics and social reform in the late nineteenth century. Speaker Trevor Pearce is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Experimental Ethics: Pragmatism, Environment, and Social Reform

Concert |


A special concert to celebrate Fat Thursday by revisiting the classic songs inspired by the Brazilian Carnival that have become staples of the Italian musical culture thanks to the works of Sergio Bardotti, Wilson Simonal, Ornella Vanoni, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes and Chico Buarque. Singer Mafalda Minnozzi will be accompanied by guitarist Paul Ricci. Featuring as special guest the percussionist Rogerio Boccato.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, When the Band Went By: A Concert Celebrating Fat Thursday

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Hagai Shaham is an acclaimed Israeli violin virtuoso. He began studying the violin at the age of six and was the last student of the late Professor Ilona Feher. He is also a violin teacher, and a professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (formerly the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music), in the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Hagai Shaham, Acclaimed Violin Virtuoso

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Speaker Shelley Rice is an art historian and contemporary critic whose interest in women's issues began during the 1970s, when she wrote columns for The Village Voice, Artforum and Soho Weekly News. An Arts Professor at New York University, she will speak about female artists, creative development and aging, and her talk will incorporate ideas she proposed in her book Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Frozen Reflections or Creative Evolutions? Notes on Women, Imaging and Aging

Park Walk |


Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. They will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk

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Participate in the conversation about intersectionality and police violence with Andrea Ritchie (Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color) and Paul Butler (Chokehold). Moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the discussion will bring together policy research and civic engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Intersectionality and Police Violence

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A slick real estate agent named Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name of his future son, but the scandalous moniker ignites a discussion that brings the group's past bubbling to the surface - with hilarious, dramatic, and altogether unbelievable results. 109 min. In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Pattelière's What's in a Name? (2013): French Comedy

Author Reading |


Huisman delivers the portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian woman. Huisman’s striking prose explores the layers of a singular heroine- mother, lover, frontline feminist – in a novel that is by turns insightful, heartbreaking and bitingly funny. Just out in France, it is already on the lists for several prizes and in translation in several languages. In English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Violaine Huisman discusses her debut novel Fugitive parce que Reine

Author Reading |


Nicole Krauss is the author of the bestsellers, Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award and Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was shortlisted for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina Prizes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Nicole Krauss discusses her book Forest Dark

Book Signing |


Zadie Smith is not only one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. Arranged into five sections, this new collection poses poignant and crucial questions. By turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive, Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life. \ Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Signings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Zadie Smith signs copies of her book Feel Free

Open Mike |


Mike Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at the next edition of this open mike, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted by poets Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features Tova Ricardo and Amanda Torres. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Mouth to Mouth: Open Mike

Discussion |


Recent months have witnessed the beginnings of a massive public reckoning with the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault locally and nationally. Many were dumbfounded when Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States subsequent to the release of the infamous Access Hollywood “grab them by the pussy” video. Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the emergence of the #metoo movement, dozens of powerful men in the public eye, have been fired after multiple complainants have come forward with allegations of decades of sexual harassment and assault. The ways that race, class, genders, and sexualities operationalize power in public spaces have become clearer. This event begins a conversation with the objective of opening up a reflective space for thinking about sexual harassment and assault in the context of maintaining an appreciation for the complexity of sexuality, power, desire, coercion, and consent. Speakers: Lewis Aron, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Katie Gentile, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Ali Shames-Dawson, New School for Social Research Adrienne Harris, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Lisa Rubin, New School for Social Research Jeremy Safran, New School for Social Research
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Sexual Harassment and Assault: Eros, Power, Violation and Consent

Concert |


With: Rev. Pedro Alberto Sánchez Organist and Maestro de Capilla Royal Monastery of Escorial - Spain
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, An Evening of Organ

Staged Reading |


Frances Glessner Lee, the "mother of forensic science" and creator of the miniatures called The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, hijacks a seminar on homicide investigation, in Baltimore, in order to investigate a crime. But which crime? Who gets justice? Written by C. Denby Swanson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Nutshell: A Crime in Baltimore

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Bex runs a pirate radio station from her closet, but when her best friend (and best DJ) has the chance for a better life, her life is shaken like the walls of her crumbling apartment. Written by Emily Bohannon Directed by: Jessi D. Hill  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Water on the Moon: Pirate Radio Drama

Author Reading |


How does pursuing truth in history inform our future? Dunbar’s eye-opening narrative about Ona Judge, a courageous black woman who risked her life for freedom sheds new light on our reckoning of a flawed nation, then and now. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. In conversation with CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Concert |


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Lives of the Piano: The Piano and Claude Debussy - Celebrating the Centennial of His Death 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Xinman Wu, piano
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Student Piano Recitals

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This spring, ICE continues its OpenICE program, an initiative focused on sharing the most essential elements of ICE’s working process – creation, collaboration, and performance – with a wider audience, through free concert and activity programming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, to and fro: A Concert by International Contemporary Ensemble

Master Class |


Zhe Tang is with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Zhe Tang, Pianist

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Called a “post-modernist Bessie Smith” with “a voice that would sound equally at home on an opera stage or a disco 12-inch” (Village Voice), the composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri creates concerts, experimental theater, performance art, theater compositions, chamber-orchestra compositions, and sound installations. At this event, she performs her new improvisational conceptual project Wild Cotton, which explores the undocumented soundscapes of enslaved Black-American ancestors that still haunt us today.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Performance Art: Imani Uzuri's Wild Cotton

Lecture |


A lecture by Hent de Vries of NYU.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Lectures, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, The Present Alone Is Our Happiness: Pierre Hadot as a Reader of Goethe

Staged Reading |


In the City of Angels, the love lives of four people intersect with disastrous consequences, proving that when it comes to affairs of the heart, "Every lover is a soldier." War Stories opened to rave reviews at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.        
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Staged Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, War Stories: L.A. Love Stories

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Duxbury High School Chamber Singers and Wind Ensemble; Robert Judge, Ric Madru, and Jill Noerenberg, directors; Jacob Clapper, accompanist Program Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2 (1843) Andrew Rindfleisch (b. 1963) Anthem (2009) Bernstein (1918-1990) Chichester Psalms (1965) Holst (1874-1934) Jig from St. Paul's Suite (1913) Bernstein (1918-1990) West Side Story Suite (1957) Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo from Serenade for Strings (1880) Geminiani(1687- 1762) La Follia Variations (1729) Bernstein (1918-1990) Candide Suite (1989) Percy Grainger(1882-1961) Shepherd's Hey (1909) Johan De Meij (b. 1953) Hobbits from Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings (1988) Jayce Ogren (b.1979) Symphonies of Gaia (2001) Hanssen (1874-1967) Valdresmarsjen (1904) Rossano Galante (b.1967) Cadence Everlasting (World Premiere) About the Program Mendelssohn is among the most popular composers of the Romantic era. He wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Italian Symphony. He also set a handful of psalms. Richte mich Gott (Judge me, o God) is one of his three German-language psalms. Andrew Rindfleisch’s Anthem sets Psalm 130, but as a gentle blur, woven from back-and-forth two-note figures, rocked in the cradle of the deep. Boston Music Intelligencer described it as "…shimmering, sustained Debussy-like harmonies". Chichester Psalms was Bernstein's first composition after his 1963 Third Symphony (Kaddish). They are his two most overtly Jewish works. While both works have a chorus singing texts in Hebrew, the Kaddish Symphony has been described as a work often at the edge of despair, while Chichester Psalms is affirmative and at times serene. Bernstein's West Side Story  was choreographed by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Composer Gustav Holst was appointed Musical Director at St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, his biggest teaching post and one which he greatly enjoyed, remaining there until his death. This was where he wrote nearly all of his music including the St. Paul's Suite. The first movement begins with a robust "Jig". Holst introduces a contrasting theme, then skillfully develops and blends the two themes. Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings has 4 movements. He intended the first movement, Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo, to be an imitation of Mozart's style, and it was based on the form of the classical sonatina, with a slow introduction. Tchaikovsky wrote, "The larger number of players in the string orchestra, the more this shall be in accordance with the author's wishes." "Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings" is the first symphony written by Johan de Meij. The symphony is based on literary themes from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Johannes Hanssen was a Norwegian bandmaster, composer, and teacher. His most famous composition is his Valdresmarsjen, a march celebrating the beautiful Valdres region in Norway that lies between Oslo and Bergen. The melody of the trio is based on the traditional Norwegian folk music. About the Performers Duxbury High School Chamber Singers is a select advanced choral ensemble comprised of students from 9-12th grade. The Chamber Singers have performed throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall in Maryland, Jordan Hall in Boston, and Walt Disney World in Florida. Conductor Robert Judge has led the Duxbury High School Chamber Singers in performance at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts; Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Maryland; Carnegie Hall in New York City; and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Conductor Jill Noerenberg has been a band director for the Duxbury Public Schools for the past 19 years. She has conducted the Massachusetts Northeast, Southeastern, Eastern, and Western Junior District Bands. She also conducted the Rhode Island All-State Symphonic Band and more.
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