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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 15, 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! 63 free events take place on February 15 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 15 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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63 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 15, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Photographer Thomas Werner discusses his book The Fashion Image
free events nyc Rush Hour Romance: Jazz Music with the Alexa Tarantino Quartet
free events nyc Phyllis Chen, Composer and Toy Pianist
free events nyc Trio Immersio performs works by Beethoven, Ravel
free events nyc Checo, Albany: A New Play
free events nyc Harlem Chamber Players' Black History Month Concert
free events nyc Seal Boy: Parental Problems
free events nyc Longing Lasts Longer: Performance Art by Penny Arcade
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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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9:30 am
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Tours, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

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Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Williamsburg Street Art Tour

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Acclaimed as a “formidable clarinetist" (Mundo Clásico) and praised for his "sumptuous tone" and "the mastery and passion of his playing" (Oberon´s Grove), Tommaso Lonquich is one of the most appreciated clarinetists of his generation, with a busy schedule of worldwide appearances. He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, the international full-time chamber ensemble based in Denmark. He is also a member of the CMS TWO program at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, with which he frequently performs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Tommaso Lonquich, Formidable Clarinetist

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Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball. In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan enters a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Harold S. Bucquet's Without Love (1945): Hollow Marriage

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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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, 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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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The perplexing relationship between Trump and the religious right was never more polarizing than after the protests and murder in Virginia in August 2017.  Kimberly Blockett (Associate Professor of English and Division Coordinator of Liberal Arts, Penn State Brandywine) has written on the Black woman evangelist Zilpha Elaw (c. 1793-1873) who preached extensively from Maine to Virginia. Blockett examines the trans-historical intersections of race, religion, and politics, highlighting how Christian revivalism fundamentally changed American culture. At the core of those cultural shifts, the one debate that threatened every sect and denomination was race.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Race, Religion and Presidents: What Can Zilpha Elaw’s Memoirs Teach Us About Charlottesville, Trump, and American Evangelicalism?

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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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices. They review useful information sources.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You

Classical Music |


Les Barocudas take you back in time to the 17th Century, to explore music from the most powerful European empires of the era. You will be treated to the choicest musical offerings from Italy, Austria, England and France- as well as one anachronism written by their time-traveling harpsichordist. Marie, Ryan and Nathan formed Les Barocudas as fellow students and Early Music lovers at McGill University in Montréal. Active locally and internationally, the group has toured Canada and the United States as both performers and pedagogues. Les Barocudas are based in Montréal, QC. Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violin Ryan Gallagher, viola da gamba Nathan Mondry, harpsichord/voice  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Les Barocudas: Anonymous and Friends

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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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Subway Art Tour

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Eisenberg-Fried Competition: Piano Finals 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Chamber Sinfonia
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Student Recitals

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This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Genealogy Essentials: Finding Clues in Family Photos

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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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, An Introduction to Stenciling as an Art Form

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Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky. A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, John Cromwell's Dead Reckoning (1947): Soldier's Secret

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Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe. The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. 124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Roger Michell's Notting Hill (1999): Falling for a Film Star

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Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman. The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Patrick Hughes's The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017): Protecting the Assassin

Book Discussion |


Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Rise of Silas Lapham by William D. Howells
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space

Book Discussion |


Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Book Group: The Underground Railroad

Staged Reading |


This reading of Hadasa Mercado Cortes's play is directed by Luis Salgado (In The Heights, On Your Feet).
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Staged Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Checo, Albany: A New Play

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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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Author Reading |


Great fashion photography reflects and shapes the era in which it is made, from wartime to economic booms, fashion design and the imagery that defines it have shown us where our boundaries lie and how we seek to embrace or break them. A fashion photograph is about lifestyle, desire, fantasy, sensuality, and, unavoidably, the state of commerce. It is about wanting to be the person inside the clothes, or wanting to have one’s life shown within the image. It is also about identity, subculture, and the desire to belong. If you are a student, aspiring photographer, or working professional, building a fashion portfolio that aspires to this standard can be daunting. Thomas Werner, author of the book The Fashion Image, will share his insight into each of these aspects of fashion and the ways in which you can create innovative shoot concepts to help you achieve your goals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Photographer Thomas Werner discusses his book The Fashion Image

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A lecture by Glenn Dyer. Penny Lewis (CUNY School of Professional Studies) will comment.
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, 'The Era Was Lost': Rank-and-File Rebellion in New York City, 1965-1975

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This talk explores how conceptual metaphors of circumcision queerly structure the traditional Western canon. Patristic theologians used the foreskin as a literary-theoretical tool for apprehending a wide array of poetic devices. Later writers—medieval, renaissance, and modern—put this theory into literary practice.
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, The Foreskins of the Poets

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Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen. Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. 97 min.
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Hallie Meyers-Shyer's Home Again (2017): Single Mom's New Life

Classical Music |


Rouse Flute Concerto Competition Finals  4:00PM Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, Piano  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Student Recitals

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Speaker Sanders Korenman is Professor in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College, CUNY, the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research and the CUNY Graduate Center. He served as Senior Economist for labor, welfare, and education for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and was a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Academy of Sciences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Poverty

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Ron Wasserman is a veteran, third generation musician, native New Yorker, and composer. Since his first professional gig in 1979 at age 18, he has logged close to 5,000 performances in virtually every imaginable musical genre, including over 900 performances of “The Nutcracker” as a member of the NYC Ballet Orchestra. As a composer he has three CDs of original music to his credit and his music has been performed in the US, Italy, Scotland, and the Dominican Republic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Ron Wasserman, Principal Bass of New York City Ballet Orchestra

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Alexa Tarantino, saxophone Reuben Allen, piano Mark Lewandowski, bass Charles Goold, drums
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Rush Hour Romance: Jazz Music with the Alexa Tarantino Quartet

Opening Reception |


In her first New York City solo exhibition, Raman looks at the most available body, her own, in an effort to locate herself in the here and now; and opens it up to the performativity of gender. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Body Is A Situation: Works by Nandita Raman

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The new works were shot in Brooklyn from the rooftop of the artist’s home, and these were created in C-print from negative using an experimental process with FUJI FP100c instant film that was discontinued in 2016. The unique colors and patterns that occur in these photos are organic, accidents analogous to the random beauty found in nature. Nature’s power, nature’s sadness, nature’s indifference are embodied in this work as extensions of the artist’s daily life in her private space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Sky and Cloud / Winter Spring: Photography by A-CHAN

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Stewart’s work, which traffics in the vocabulary of high-production furniture design, conveys twisted narratives through the act of obsessive world-making. Exploring the perverse desires and sincere emotions that we project onto the things we own, his sculptures subvert the intended use of the items they resemble, and instead operate as symbolic totems. They are hybrids—simultaneously personal and anonymous, excessively bespoke and eerily ubiquitous.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Cryptid: Sculptures by Sam Stewart

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Stations of the Cross is a public art project, weaving through 14 religious and secular art spaces from The Cloisters museum to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. It breaks open the journey of Jesus, inviting people of all faiths to consider injustice across the human experience with a focus on the plight of immigrants and refugees.             
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Stations of the Cross: 14 Iconic Destinations Portray the Plight of Immigrants and Refugees in a Symbolic Journey Through Manhattan

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The first ever exhibition of photography by renowned writer Bill Hayes. A love letter to New York City, the exhibition features 24 black-and-white and color photographs. Hayes photographs ordinary New Yorkers at their most expressive and at their most fleeting, bringing the texture of the city to life. The exhibition launches the publication of a book of the same name, published by Bloomsbury, which features 150 photographs from the series woven through with Hayes’s lyric reflections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, How New York Breaks Your Heart: Photographs by Bill Hayes

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Daily Commute will feature paintings, drawings, and pastels that reflect Daze’s exploration of and reflection on New York City, a subject that has always permeated his work. Daze first gained notoriety as a teenager in the late 70’s and early 80’s for painting on subway trains and city streets, before transitioning to painting on canvas and showing at alternative and established art spaces around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Daily Commute: Paintings and Drawings by Chris Daze Ellis

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The underlying theme of this show is that all art belongs together and can co-exist , whether it is considered 'inside' or 'outside'. This particular show features established outsider artists such as Ross Brodar, along with some newcomers such as Richard Roberts, M.D., Geri Hahn and Danny Ribaudo who are exhibiting for their first time and hanging alongside well established, trained ('insider') artists such as Katina Ansen, Beverley Rosenberg, Andrea Goldsmith, Elena Agostinis, Stephanie Fuller, Jon Taner and Marvin Goldstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Outside In: Group Show

Author Reading |


Confessions of an Accidental Professor reveals ten years of teaching college freshman through the prism of an adjunct professor. In this hybrid memoir, essays are interspersed with anonymous student evaluations, emails, and chair observations. The relationships between students and teacher reveal the challenges and satisfactions of an underpaid adjunct professor with humor, drama and immediacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Lisa del Rosso reads from her book Confessions of an Accidental Professor

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Young China examines how the Chinese generation born after 1990 feels about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West, and China's shifting role in the world--not to mention their love affair with food, karaoke, and travel. Restrictions apply.  Call store for details.
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Author Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Zak Dychtwald discusses his book Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World

Discussion |


Much of the most exciting contemporary work in American Studies refuses the distinction between politics and culture—focusing on historical cultures of power and protest on the one hand, or the political importance of cultural practices on the other. The titles in the University of California Press's book series American Studies Now cover these political and cultural intersections while such teachable moments are at the center of public conversation. With: Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University Roderick Ferguson, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago Jack Halberstam, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
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Discussions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present

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This talk explores a perspective on female virginity that emerges in Pericles in the associations of Thaisa, Marina, and Pericles with the goddess Diana. Speaker: Katharine Goodland
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Virginity as Autonomy in Shakespeare's Pericles

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A founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, composer and toy pianist Phyllis Chen has been praised by The New York Times for her "delightful quirkiness matched with interpretive sensitivity." Chen will perform some of her multimedia and instrumental compositions, including a step-by-step dissection of her latest unfinished work Mobius.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Phyllis Chen, Composer and Toy Pianist

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A talk by career coach Win Sheffield.
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Workshops, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Handle Difficult Interview Questions by Sharing Your Accomplishments

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Explores the world of Black Americans, picturing a Black taxi driver in New York, comedian Dick Gregory, the Black Muslims, and Black city and country people from all economic strata in major cities, as they express their views. Percy Sutton, Manhattan Borough President and former President of NAACP, tells of his freedom ride into the Deep South. Culminates in a speech by Malcolm X.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Walk in My Shoes: Documentary on Black American Worlds

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When his father dies, a Cuban man who was raised in the United States, learns that he was not abandoned by his mother but illegally taken out of Cuba. He goes back to the island and is helped in his search by a cousin and a taxi driver. 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Classic Cuban Films: Honey for Oshun (2001)

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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 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk

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In the past decade there has been an explosion of visual and arts-based research projects across several disciplines.  This exhibition features the work of students enrolled in Doing Visual and Arts-based Research. This exhibit concentrates on the use of visual art forms (e.g. photography, painting, portraiture, drawing, video and collage) as a means of knowledge production, where these forms are central to data collection, interpretation, and representation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Weaving Ways of Knowing: An Exhibition

Poetry Reading |


With: Jacob Miller Nina Kossman Natalia Koren Kropf Elena Baksht 
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Poetry Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, 4 poets read their work

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Harlem Chamber Players will host their 10th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This concert will feature Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Nonet for piano, winds and strings, and Major Scurlock will make his debut with The Harlem Chamber Players. Soprano Andréa Bradford and baritone Kenneth Overton will perform music by H. Leslie Adams and selected spirituals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Harlem Chamber Players' Black History Month Concert

Screening |


This screening features two documentary films: Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Las mariposas del alma (Butterflies of the Soul), directed by Ana Martínez for Televisión Española, 2006, 59 min. (with English subtitles); and Bluebrain Year 7, brief excerpts from an ongoing film project directed by Noah Hutton, which follows neuroscience research around the world, including Henry Markram’s ambitious Blue Brain Project in Switzerland. With commentary by Noah Hutton, filmmaker, and Benjamin Ehrlich, author of a forthcoming biography of Cajal.
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Screenings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, 2 Documentaries: Butterflies of the Soul / Bluebrain Year 7

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89-year-old Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck, meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains, revealing the humanity of their subjects, and themselves. 90 min. In French with English subtitles.
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Films, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Agnes Varda and JR's Faces Places (2017): French Documentary

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A showcase of new work and student performances. Say it Loud! is an evening of expressions of black culture and activism through music, drama, poetry, spoken word and visual art.
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Performances, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Say It Loud! A Showcase of Arts and Black Activism

Opening Reception |


Calling all cat lovers! For five days only, celebrate feline beauty in a unique, visually stunning, interactive, pop-up exhibit featuring an element of cats and an element of glass. Here’s a chance to picture yourself with, and even adopt, a cat. Come, snap and share your cat love with the world throughout the gallery. Your Instagram post will trigger a donation to shelter cats at the Humane Society of New York and you could receive exclusive items.
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Cats on Glass Pop-Up Exhibit

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André Aciman is an Egyptian-born Italian-American writer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust. He is the author of several novels, including Call Me by Your Name (winner, in the Gay Fiction category, of the 2007 Lambda Literary Award) and a 1995 memoir, Out of Egypt, which won a Whiting Award. Susan Choi's first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award and in 2010 she was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award.
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Author Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Writers Read: André Aciman / Susan Choi

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Over the course of the last century, the focus group has become an increasingly vital part of the way companies and politicians sell their products and policies. Few areas of life, from salad dressing to health care legislation to our favorite TV shows, have been left untouched by the questions put to controlled groups about what they do and don’t like. Divining Desire is the first-ever popular survey of this rich topic.
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Author Readings, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Liza Featherstone reads from her book Divining Desire

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A riveting dialogue with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein and Union Theological Seminary visiting professor Michelle Alexander about the current crises of our time and why we must connect the dots between the intersecting issues of white supremacy, rape culture, climate chaos and wealth hoarding. How do we move from strategic alliances and coalition building to a true political synthesis that not only connects these oppressions and injustices but maps a positive and healing future for all people and the planet? Alexander and Klein will explore these issues and more as part of The Spirit of Justice public dialogue series at Union Theological Seminary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, The Spirit of Justice

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Just over a year into President Trump’s first term, this is a public convening to debate this country’s legacy and current engagement with the notion of safe space, especially as it plays out in civic and cultural institutions. The keynote conversation features leaders from different cultural and civic realms in a frank reckoning of the current state of debate, and provides an outlook toward the second year of the current administration in Washington. They are Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Laura Raicovich, the former President and Executive Director, Queens Museum; and Jeanne van Heeswijk, artist and initiator of Philadelphia Assembled. The conversation is moderated by Alexandra Délano Alonso, Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies, and Carin Kuoni, Director/Chief Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Toward Sanctuary Summits

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Gabe Hudson is the author of Dear Mr. President, his first work of fiction which was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by GQ, Best Book of the Year by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Village Voice, and a New ands Noteworthy Paperback by The New York Times. This summer saw the release of his Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a young adult novel called “hilarious” by Rolling Stone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Author Gabe Hudson in Conversation

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In a barely altered reality, parents can be sued for even the tiniest misdeeds of their children. Of course, this gets a tad more complicated when your child is a seal. A play about the complexities of parenthood, love, and growing up. Written by Ken Weitzman Directed by Jessica Holt
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Seal Boy: Parental Problems

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With Baratunde Thurston, Damien Lemon and Dulce Sloan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Laughter in the City 2018

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Anthony de Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music. Praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance [and] impressive talents,” his versatility has inspired the creation of over 60 new works by some of today’s most distinguished artists, especially in the speaking-singing pianist genre, which he pioneered over 25 years ago with the premiere of Frederic Rzewski’s groundbreaking De Profundis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Anthony de Mare, Virtuosic Pianist

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Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit. Penny Arcade debuted in 1968 at age 18 with New York’s Play-House of the Ridiculous, the seminal rock ‘n’ roll, queer, glitter/glam political theater. She became a Warhol Superstar at 19 and was featured in the 1972 Warhol/Morrissey comedy Women in Revolt. She is the author of ten full-length works and hundreds of solo performance pieces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Longing Lasts Longer: Performance Art by Penny Arcade

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PROGRAM: Ludwig van Beethoven: “Ghost” Trio op.70 N.1 in D major Maurice Ravel: Trio in a minor Bernhard Gander: “schlechtecharakterstücke”  The celebrated Vienna-based ensemble Trio Immersio presents masterpieces of Austrian and French composers from the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. Trio Immersio: Vira Zhuk, violin Mariam Vardzelashvili, piano Nemanja Stanković, chello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Trio Immersio performs works by Beethoven, Ravel

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Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Producer of Laughs on FOX). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 15, 2018, 02/15/2018, Bodega Cat Comedy Show
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