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51 free events take place on February 21 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!

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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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free events nyc New Voices Playwrights Festival: Proceed to Highlighted Route
free events nyc The Classical Piano Trio: Charting a Course Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn
free events nyc Bach at Noon
free events nyc Evans Chan's Raise the Umbrellas (2016): A Movement in Hong Kong
free events nyc in daylight or cool white: Light Works by Dan Flavin
free events nyc Robert B. Reich discusses his book The Common Good
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Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour


The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
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Tours, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

Workshop | Mindfulness for Job Seekers


Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships.  Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment.  The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times.  See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practising Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UCLA-trained mindfulness facilitator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Mindfulness for Job Seekers

Lecture | Money, Media, Machinery…and Again, Mahathir: Approaching Malaysia’s 14th General Election


Until former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stepped down from office in 2003, pundits referred to the “4Ms” that enabled his coalition to win successive Malaysian elections: the ruling Barisan Nasional’s (BN, National Front’s) advantages in money to spend, access to mainstream media, government machinery to mobilize, and the charismatic, savvy Mahathir himself. Now the 92 year old is back — but this time, as head of the opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (Pact of Hope). Speaker Meredith Weiss is Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY.
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Lectures, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Money, Media, Machinery…and Again, Mahathir: Approaching Malaysia’s 14th General Election

Film | Vincent Sherman's In Our Time (1944): The War Interrupts


Stars: Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman. It is early 1939 in Poland when Mrs. Bromley and Jennifer come to buy antiques for her business in London. Jennifer meets Count Stephen and they wine, dine and see the sights though out the city. He wishes to marry, but his family is against plain Jennifer. When she tries to leave, he catches her at the train station and they are married. To be self sufficient, they modernize the family farm with tractors and increase production, but then Germany starts the war. 110 min.
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Films, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Vincent Sherman's In Our Time (1944): The War Interrupts

Author Reading | James W. Pardew discusses his new book Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans


The U.S. engagement in the Balkans from 1995-2008 was a successful humanitarian intervention that demonstrated the value of American leadership and multilateral cooperation. The author draws from his experiences as an American special envoy to present lessons important to US international relations today.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, James W. Pardew discusses his new book Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

Lecture | Why Arctic Security Matters


As global climate change takes its toll on arctic ice, new opportunities are emerging in the far north. Russia is engaging in substantial military build-up, while establishing new sea routes to assist in its exploitation of vast LNG and oil reserves. China has added the "Ice Silk Road" to its "One Belt, One Road" initiative, meant to establish new trade routes between China and the rest of Asia and Europe. Even non-Arctic countries such as India, Singapore, Korea, and Scotland are significantly ramping up their engagement in the Arctic. The United States, by contrast, needs to be reminded that it is an arctic nation - we have all but ceded the region to other powerful actors. Climate change places an obligation on the United States not only to do what it can to prevent the effects of global climate change, but also to think through the challenges and opportunities presented by the warming arctic. Speaker: Lindsay Lyon Rodman, International Affairs Fellow in Canada at the Council on Foreign Relations and Former Senior Advisor for International Humanitarian Policy at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
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Lectures, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Why Arctic Security Matters

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Bach at Noon

Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


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 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tours, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Concert | Music for Brass: Juilliard Student Recitals


Juilliard students share their talent with the community in this free, hour-long lunchtime concert.
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Music for Brass: Juilliard Student Recitals

Concert | Organ Recital: Nathan Laube


Nathan Laube is with the Eastman School of Music.
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Organ Recital: Nathan Laube

Classical Music | Cello and Piano Works by Britten, Piazzolla


Program: David Popper: Suite for 2 Cellos, Op. 16 Benjamin Britten: Cello Sonata, Op. 65 Astor Piazzola: Le Grand Tango
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Cello and Piano Works by Britten, Piazzolla

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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Park Walks, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section

Jazz | The Bill Wurtzel Trio


Bill Wurtzel is a renowned guitarist with the experience to play jazz that fits any event or venue. He has performed worldwide with many great jazz artists. Wurtzel's groups have played for countless private affairs featuring mainstream jazz and the Great American Songbook. He is a member of local 802 and is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, The Bill Wurtzel Trio

Workshop | Getting Started in Genealogy


This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
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Workshops, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Getting Started in Genealogy

Workshop | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


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.
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Classical Music | Student Recitals


Sam Boutris, Clarinet  4:00PM Liederabend  6:00PM Carter Hamilton Coleman, Violin  8:00PM Matt Zucker, Baroque Cello  8:00PM
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Student Recitals

Lecture | Rebuild by Design and Its Insights for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma


What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world even more unequal? Drawing on original research and his experience as Research Director of the federal government’s Rebuild By Design competition for rebuilding after Sandy, this lecture will examine innovative urban climate projects across the planet and offer surprising solutions for some of the most challenging problems of our time.
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Concert | Organ Recital: Katelyn Emerson


Katelyn Emerson is with The Church of the Advent in Boston.
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Book Discussion | Harlem Heights Book Group


The Mothers by Brit Bennett
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Opening Reception | in daylight or cool white: Light Works by Dan Flavin


This show examines the artist’s use of different variations of fluorescent white light in his work from the 1960s. The exhibition will comprise works from this pivotal first decade of Flavin’s experimentations with ready-made, commercially produced lamps that exemplify and distill—in this restricted palette—his minimal and conceptual approach to art making.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, in daylight or cool white: Light Works by Dan Flavin

Author Reading | Tim Tomlinson reads from his book This is Not Happening to You


Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is the author of the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Tim Tomlinson reads from his book This is Not Happening to You

Author Reading | Carlos Sanabria discusses his book Puerto Rican Labor History 1898–1934: Revolutionary Ideals and Reformist Politics


A history of the organized labor movement in Puerto Rico from the United States’ colonial domination of the island in 1898 to the Great Depression in the early 1930s.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Carlos Sanabria discusses his book Puerto Rican Labor History 1898–1934: Revolutionary Ideals and Reformist Politics

Lecture | Events in African Philosophy


The story told about the development of African philosophy since the 1940s has, to those trained in the area, a familiar cast of characters and a well-known set of central concepts and controversies. This story contains “events”, turning points or formative moments in the narrative. The task of the historian of philosophy is to chart those events; the task of the philosopher is to create new ones. African philosophy has largely been dominated by the first, to the detriment of the second. Speaker Bruce Janz in with the University of Central Florida.
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Concert | Tomchess + Shane Shanahan: Spiral Music


Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Tomchess (oud, ney) is a New York City–based multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who has performed and recorded with some of the most esteemed players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson) as well as Moroccan sintirist Hassan Hakmoun. Cross-cultural percussionist Shane Shanahan has cultivated his own unique and highly sought-after sound by combining his studies of drumming traditions from around the world with his background in jazz, rock, and Western art music.
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Film | Rebecca Cammisa's Which Way Home (2009): Oscar-Nominated Documentary


Which Way Home follows unaccompanied child migrants travelling through Mexico on La Bestia. 90 min. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the New York Immigration Coalition and Isabel Martinez from CUNY John Jay, Director of the Unaccompanied Latin American Minor Project, to engage in critical dialogue from a migration activist perspective. Refreshments will be provided.
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Films, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Rebecca Cammisa's Which Way Home (2009): Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Film | Evans Chan's Raise the Umbrellas (2016): A Movement in Hong Kong


Hailed as “the most comprehensive documentary” about Hong Kong’s 2014 democratic Umbrella Movement, but repeatedly the target of censorship, Raise the Umbrellas explores the Occupy protest’s origin and impact through the intergenerational lenses of three post-Tiananmen democratic activists. 117 min. Post-screening discussion with director Evans Chan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Evans Chan's Raise the Umbrellas (2016): A Movement in Hong Kong

Book Discussion | Library Book Group: If Beale Street Could Talk


Discuss the book by James Baldwin.
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Author Reading | Max Boot discusses his book The Road Not Taken


In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.
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Author Reading | Herrick Chapman discusses her book France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic


At the end of World War II, France’s greatest challenge was to repair a civil society torn asunder by Nazi occupation and total war. Recovery required the nation’s complete economic and social transformation. But just what form this “new France” should take remained the burning question at the heart of French political combat until the Algerian War ended, over a decade later. Herrick Chapman charts the course of France’s long reconstruction from 1944 to 1962, offering fresh insights.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Herrick Chapman discusses her book France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic

Discussion | The Summer of Law and Disorder: Harlem Riot of 1964


A panel discussion about the Harlem Riot of 1964 in the aftermath of the police shooting of ninth grader James Powell and the “law-and-order” policies championed by presidential contenders on the campaign trail of '64. The Harlem Riot solicited a variety of responses from community stakeholders and precipitated a summer of urban unrest around the country.
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Discussions, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, The Summer of Law and Disorder: Harlem Riot of 1964

Discussion | Pandora's Vox: On Community and Cyberspace


Written in 1994, Carmen Hermosillo's article Pandora's Vox challenged the popular idea that the nature of online communities leveled hierarchies, leading to a freer mode of discourse. Instead, the user's personality underwent a strange process of "commodification." More than twenty years later, can we make a case for Hermosillo's assessment? Discuss this seminal essay
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Discussions, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Pandora's Vox: On Community and Cyberspace

Lecture | Brexit: A Leap in the Dark?


Featuring Simon Coveney, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland.
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Lectures, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Brexit: A Leap in the Dark?

Screening | 16mm Film Nights: Early Shorts by Renowned Female Directors


The chief programmer at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, Cristina Cacioppo, screens a selection of early shorts by renowned female directors. FEATURING: "And You Act Like One Too" (1976, dir. Susan Seidelman) "David: Off and On" (1972, dir. Martha Coolidge) "Illusions" (1982, dir. Julie Dash)  
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Screenings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, 16mm Film Nights: Early Shorts by Renowned Female Directors

Other | Training for 'Bernstein’s Mahler Marathon: The Sony Recordings'


In preparation for the full listening-marathon of nine consecutive symphonies, presented by The New York Philharmonic on February 25, this is a training session. Listen to excerpts of Mahler’s “Titan” and “Resurrection” Symphonies. On one large screen, follow the Library’s digitized scores containing Mahler’s own hand-written corrections, on another, follow the digitized, annotated conductor’s scores used by Leonard Bernstein. Special guests will share memories and insights on Bernstein and Mahler and recite Bernstein’s own written thoughts on his favorite composer.
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Author Reading | Walter Mosley discusses his book Down the River unto the Sea


Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Walter Mosley discusses his book Down the River unto the Sea

Author Reading | Translator Laura Marris discusses Louis Guilloux's novel Blood Dark


Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus’ own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement.
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Author Reading | Nerds in Love: 2 Readings


How does what we know influence our quest for love? Three years into a graduate program in science, the narrator of Weike Wang’s critically-acclaimed Chemistry (Knopf, 2017) cooly compares receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend to the careful problem solving that occurs between lab partners. The eccentric protagonist of Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s Call Me Zebra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) — the last in a line of “anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts” who took refuge in books amidst the tragedy of regime change and exile — mines the wisdom of her literary icons and takes on various pilgrimages to come to terms with her lost family and the possibility of a love.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Nerds in Love: 2 Readings

Author Reading | Michael Idov reads from his book Dressed Up for a Riot


In this crackling memoir, the journalist and novelist Michael Idov recounts the tempestuous years he spent living alongside—and closely observing—the media and cultural elite of Putin’s Russia. After accepting a surprise offer to become the editor in chief of GQ Russia, Idov and his family arrive in a Moscow still seething from a dubious election and the mass anti-Putin rallies that erupted in response. Idov is fascinated by the political turmoil but nonetheless finds himself pulled in unlikely directions.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Michael Idov reads from his book Dressed Up for a Riot

Author Reading | John Feffer discusses his book Aftershock


Political analyst John Feffer will discuss his latest work in which he revisits Eastern Europe and documents the stories of many, whose hope and optimism after the fall of the Iron Curtain has only led to disappointment. Revealing the broken dreams of a remarkable cast of characters, Aftershock is the epic story of a region that against great odds is still fighting for a brighter future.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, John Feffer discusses his book Aftershock

Author Reading | Robert B. Reich discusses his book The Common Good


Robert B. Reich roots his argument in everyday reality, demonstrating the existence of a common good, and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation. We undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. America has been in a slowly accelerating vicious cycle--one that can and must be reversed. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Robert B. Reich discusses his book The Common Good

Discussion | Inside Rikers Island


A movement to close New York’s Rikers Island jail facility is gaining momentum. This panel brings together two former corrections officers/photographers who worked at the facility in the 1980s and ’90s, as well as a documentary filmmaker who taught filmmaking to incarcerated women at Rikers, to discuss their work around the facility and criminal justice reform. Panelists include: Jamel Shabazz, Lorenzo Steele Jr., Katherine Cheairs. Moderated by Brandon J. Holmes, NYC Campaign Coordinator at JustLeadershipUSA.
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Concert | New York New Music Ensemble: New Works from Brazil


Program: Alexandre Lunsqui Telluris Heat *World premiere Flo Menezes new work *World premiere Sílvio Ferraz new work *World premiere Marcos Balter tbd Felipe Lara Tutti (2005) for ensemble New York New Music Ensemble returns to Music of the Americas with a program of new music from Brazil, including three world premieres and works by NYC-based composers Marcos Balter and Felipe Lara. 
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Book Discussion | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Behold the Dreamers


Discuss the book by Imbolo Mbue.
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Play | New Voices Playwrights Festival: Proceed to Highlighted Route


Annabelle Powell has always dreaded Christmas with her parents. Luckily, she has the perfect buffer — her good-natured fiancé, Jack. Regardless, her defenses are no match for what she finds when she arrives at her family home: the unveiling of a conversational A.I. of her brother, Milo, who was killed in an accident six months earlier. An absurd tragedy that explores grief in the modern age. Written by Erica Mann. Directed by India Marie Paul. Featuring Brett Bezad, Shaotian Cai, Rose Dolezal, William Donovan, and Claire McClain.
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Plays, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, New Voices Playwrights Festival: Proceed to Highlighted Route

Classical Music | The Talea Ensemble explores new music


Program: Luigi Nono La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura (1988-1989) for violin and 8-channel electronics Karen Kim, violin David Adamcyk, live electronics with a newly commissioned essay by Paul Griffiths Heralded as “a crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere” by The New York Times, the Talea Ensemble is comprised of twenty-one of New York City’s finest musicians, with a mission to cultivate curious listeners in New York City and around the world through the curating and performance of cutting-edge musical experiences, championing today’s composers and exploring unknown works. Recipients of the 2014 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Talea has brought to life more than 30 commissions of major new works since it was founded in 2008.
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Concert | Student Recitals


Accompanying Singers Seminar Concert
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Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, Student Recitals

Classical Music | The Classical Piano Trio: Charting a Course Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn


Friends of Mozart presents three trios for piano, violin, and cello, by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn, which reveals each composer’s distinctive handling of the form. Mozart’s idiomatic treatment of each instrument sets the path for Beethoven, while Haydn’s Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29, the latest of the three works on the program, demonstrates the elder musician’s unflagging interest in the expressive possibilities of a new age and the evolving keyboard instrument.  Artists: Theresa Salomon, violin Lindy Clarke, cello Dongsok Shin, forte-piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, The Classical Piano Trio: Charting a Course Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn

Play | New Voices Playwrights Festival: Ah Sweeter Lyme


Trinidad-American community leader Keami La Croix has made a name for herself in Crown Heights’s West Indie community as the "Black Robin Hood." But when she decides to create a campaign to reform the violence-stricken, yet very popular Brooklyn J’ouvert — the pre-dawn celebration that originated from slaves impersonating their masters’ masquerade balls — she is met by severe resistance from the black community that once loved her. Written by Karina Billini. Directed by Andrés López-Alicea. Featuring Jonathan Crimeni, Moire Kiyingi, Jillian Macklin, Miranda Powers, and Matthew Thomas Scott.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 pm
Free
Plays, February 21, 2018, 02/21/2018, New Voices Playwrights Festival: Ah Sweeter Lyme
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