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47 free events take place on Tuesday, February 5 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made
free events nyc Antisemitism, Hate Speech, and Social Media: An Event Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day
free events nyc King's Cross: Inspiring Change from Dereliction to Destination
free events nyc Organist performed at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and more
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Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Lecture | Discover self-marketing techniques


Renee Lee Rosenberg offers self-marketing techniques for networking conversations and resume creation. Learn how to create a memorable brand and a targeted resume. Renee Lee Rosenberg has been a certified Clinical Career Counselor for over 25 years helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition and change. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the author of Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Discover self-marketing techniques

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made


Michael Zakim, professor of History at Tel Aviv University, discusses his new book. Zakim is also the author of Ready-Made Democracy: A Political History of Men’s Dress. Zakim has also edited, together with Gary J. Kornblith, Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America, and, most recently, a special issue of the Journal of the Early Republic devoted to “Knowledge and its Uses,” which includes his essay on the “Political Geometry of Statistical Tables.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Film | Blindspotting (2018): Best friends having problems


While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend. 95 min. Director: Carlos López Estrada. Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar. Blindspotting had its world premiere on January 18, 2018 in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States on July 20, 2018, by Lionsgate. At the 34th Independent Spirit Awards, it was nominated for Best Male Lead for Diggs' performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Blindspotting (2018): Best friends having problems

Talk | Accommodating and Understanding an Aging Workforce: Research Advances


Already on the rise, older segments of the labor force are the only ones projected to grow in the foreseeable future. Despite this, research attention on an aging (and increasingly multi-generational) workforce is relatively scant. Join us as Dr. Michael North, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, provides an overview of the state of this research area, including theoretical considerations for understanding older workers, the nature of generational tensions, and how organizations and organizational scholars can move forward in addressing these timely topics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Accommodating and Understanding an Aging Workforce: Research Advances

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Worldliest Minority: Chinese Muslims and the Global History of Guomindang Nation-Building, 1927-1949


At a time of empire-to-nation transitions across Asia, the same Chinese Muslims most responsible for reconnecting with Muslims outside China also played formative roles in state- and nation-building in China. This heterogeneous but cohesive network consisted of government officials, imams, military figures, merchants, educators, and scholars tied to the centers of power in China's coastal cities. This network's relationship with the Guomindang was backed by the influential Chinese Muslim warlords of Gansu, but the forms and consequences of that relationship went beyond simple hard power. Rather, the relationship produced new knowledge and new claims about Muslim identity that then informed further concrete actions on behalf of the state--in all cases, combining elements of transnational Islamic modernism with Chinese nationalism. Examples included Chinese Muslim political and military interventions in Tibet and Xinjiang, the production of patriotic propaganda in Arabic and Uyghur, the shared intellectual projects of certain Chinese Muslims and Han Chinese thinkers, the establishment of pro-state Muslim schools in strategic frontier territories, and the dispatching of Chinese Muslim diplomatic delegations to the Middle East and Southeast Asia during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). Speaker: John Chen, Lecturer and Wm. Theodore de Bary Postdoctoral Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Lectures, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Worldliest Minority: Chinese Muslims and the Global History of Guomindang Nation-Building, 1927-1949

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


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


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lesson | Safe Sleep for Babies


Did you know? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) kills thousands of babies each year. Most SIDS cases happen when babies are in unsafe sleeping environments. The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) will teach you how you can lower your baby's risk of SIDS, with tips like these: Get adequate prenatal care during your pregnancy. Do not smoke during or after your pregnancy. Keep your baby's vaccinations up-to-date. Breastfeed your baby to lower his or her risk of SIDS. Put your baby to sleep on his or her back and on a firm mattress.
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Film | The 33 (2015): The story of the trapped miners starring Banderas and Binoche


Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. 127 min. Director: Patricia Riggen. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche. The 33 is based on the real events of the 2010 mining disaster, in which a group of thirty-three miners were trapped inside the San José Mine in Chile for more than two months. After the shooting wrapped up in Nemocón, Colombia in January, crews started filming again in Copiapó, Chile on 5 February 2014, which was the actual place of the incident.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The 33 (2015): The story of the trapped miners starring Banderas and Binoche

Author Reading | Class, Politics and Agrarian Policies in Post-Liberalisation India


Professor Sejuti Das Gupta from Michigan State University will present her book.
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Symposium | Antisemitism, Hate Speech, and Social Media: An Event Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day


Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945. Speakers: Susan McGregor Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism; Assistant Professor, Columbia Journalism School Memes, Misinformation, and Antisemitism: Coded Communications on Social Media Michel Rosenfeld University Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy & Justice; Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University Reassessing Antisemitism in an Age of Online Hate This annual academic event explors issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity.
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Symposiums, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Antisemitism, Hate Speech, and Social Media: An Event Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day

Workshop | Filling our hearts with love through meditation


Join long time meditator and retired Executive VP, Jim Rose, as he offers this engaging workshop on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. He will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life which can have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. This session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. There will even be two short meditation sittings!
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Opening Reception | 7 Solo Photography Shows


Featuring: Larry Davis Lawrence Gottesman Ellen Jacob Alain Licari Thom O'Connor Michael Schenker Richard Wilcox
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Author Reading | A Way Home: Between Iran and America


A Way Home is a collection of 20 short stories of fiction, placed in contemporary Iran and the US. The characters in the stories not only long for home but face the question, “Where, really, is my home?” The stories also skillfully portray the tension between the social norms of Iran and the United States, while her characters attempt, often because of marriage, to adjust to a culture which is “foreign.” Nahid Rachlin is an Iranian-American author of several novels, short stories, and essays.
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Author Reading | We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom


A discussion around the new book from Joel Simon, who in nearly two decades at the Committee to Protect Journalists has worked on dozens of hostages cases. Simon's book delves into the heated hostage policy debate. Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria — journalists and aid workers — began disappearing without a trace. A year later the world learned they had been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Throughout 2014, all the Europeans came home, first the Spanish, then the French, then an Italian, a German, and a Dane. In August 2014, the Islamic State began executing the Americans — including journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, followed by the British hostages.
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Lecture | Crude Volatility: No End in Sight to Boom-Bust Oil Prices?


Two years ago Robert McNally, President of Rapidan Energy Group and non-resident fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, published Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices, which surveyed and evaluated the history of the oil market through the prism of price stability and volatility, studying the factors that contributed to periods of relatively stable and unstable prices. McNally concluded that only during periods in which there was an effective swing producer, willing and able to adjust output to keep prices stable, were oil markets able to avoid the extreme price volatility that harms the oil industry and broader economy. In late 2016, just as Crude Volatility was heading to print, Saudi Arabia and Russia spearheaded a new attempt to manage crude supplies, bringing together 25 OPEC and non-OPEC producers in what is now called “OPEC-Plus.” OPEC-Plus successfully implemented production cuts over the last two years, which some analysts credit with stabilizing prices. Is OPEC-Plus the swing producer the oil market has been looking for? Can we expect more stable prices going forward? And what role are US shale and Washington energy policy playing in global oil stability?
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Workshop | How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Business


If you need to develop a marketing plan for your business, this workshop is for you. Marketing is an important part for a successful business and you can get valuable information in this workshop to have a good plan. This session will be offered three times in February.
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Lecture | Long-term Care and How To Fund It


Daniel Timins covers how to prepare and pay for age-related care needs while sharing general steps you could be taking to protect your family’s assets. The discussion includes investing for health care using income versus capital-oriented investments, certain gift and income tax savings available to seniors, the differences between Long Term Care insurance and the Medicaid program, and a brief explanation of how to best utilize Medicare and plan for possible Medicaid benefits. Daniel Timins is an Attorney of Law and a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. Dan was named a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2015 through 2018, has had a “10 Star” rating on Avvo.com for two years, and was a recipient of the prestigious “40 Under 40 Rising Stars Award” by the Business Council of Westchester in 2009. He provides pro bono services courtesy of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and, in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of Metro New York, he created the Wills Drafting Project for victims of domestic violence at the New York City’s Family Justice Center.
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Discussion | Publishing the Avant-Garde: International Perspectives on Art and Magazines


Bringing together a group of scholars working at the intersection of printed matter and visual culture this panel will ask, how does the periodical help us tell cultural histories across geographies? To frame this conversation, Lori Cole and Meghan Forbes (MoMA), along with invited panelists Amin Alsaden (independent curator), Olubukola Gbadegesin (St. Louis University), and Naomi Kuromiya (Columbia University), will introduce a range of magazines produced and distributed in disparate contexts: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America. Through a series of case studies, the panel aims to build a framework for examining magazines as a mode of circulation and exhibition of artwork. Together we will consider what periodicals and other printed ephemera have been left out of cultural histories—both in print and through contemporary collection and exhibition practices—and how new research can address these gaps.
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Poetry Reading | Reading & Tea


Over tea, a casual reading session of poems by Irish writers with invited guests and the general public New York artist Dannielle Tegeder creates a series of abstract drawings on paper that render tribute to a number of living Irish poets. The public has an opportunity to engage with Tegeder and her work in two interactive teas that will feature an artist-led discussion and creative writing exercise.
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Discussion | The Black Experience in America: The Black Millennial


“The American dream, the idea that anyone can succeed through hard work, is one of the most enduring myths in this country,” writes author and journalist Reniqua Allen in a January 5, 2019 New York Times article referencing her book, It Was All a Dream: How A New Generation is Navigating the Broken Promise of America. She emphasizes that the illusion to be upwardly mobile in the United States is especially not true for black millennials. Taking this idea, the panel with Allen and Ari Melenciano, a research resident in the Interactive Telecommunications Program and founder and producer of the New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival, Afrotectopia, will discuss the challenges of Black millennials and how this generation works to redefine their status and pushes back.
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Discussions, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Black Experience in America: The Black Millennial

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel. The Instructor: Maggie Frey is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, having trained & studied at Loom Yoga Bushwick in 2016-17, and has been teaching at NYPL since 2017. Maggie’s classes prioritize proper alignment and breathing while offering introductory poses accessible to all levels.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Modern and Contemporary Art of East Asia


Artist Sohl Lee specializes in modern and contemporary art and visual culture of East Asia, and her interdisciplinary research interests include aesthetics of politics, activist art, vernacular modernism, postcolonial theory, historiography and curatorial practice. She joined Stony Brook University as assistant professor of art history after receiving her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester in 2014.
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Lecture | King's Cross: Inspiring Change from Dereliction to Destination


Phil Crew, Works Manager at The Royal Parks of London, will give insight into the urban regeneration of London’s King’s Cross; its journey from dereliction to destination; and how a program of dead buildings and lifeless sites was transformed into a global exemplar of sustainable urban renewal. Crew was the Project Director for University of the Arts London in the re-development of the Granary Complex at King’s Cross into a landmark campus for the world-renowned Central Saint Martins art college. The King’s Cross transformation is one of inspiring change at one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. Phil will highlight the perspective of the participants involved in regeneration, along with processes, places and people comprising the development.
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Lectures, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, King's Cross: Inspiring Change from Dereliction to Destination

Lecture | NYC vs. the Axis: Gotham at the Height of Its Power


The speaker's book presents a view of Gotham at the height of its power, when “far more than today, what happened there mattered.” New York, by 1941 the largest city in the world, had the busiest port on Earth, and the greatest number of manufacturing laborers in America. It was the nation’s undisputed center for finance.  But it was also a swirling, contradictory mess of Nazi and communist spies, mobsters and liberal reformers, war profiteers and draft resisters, immigrant hordes and fascist sympathizers. Victory City takes readers on a panoramic journey through it all. Author John Strausbaugh is the award-winning author of City of Sedition: The History of New York During the Civil War and The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village.
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Play | A Bright New Boise: The Meager Profits of Modern Faith


In the mundane and dusty break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith. Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise is a earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith. A tudent production.
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Author Reading | Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom


The Rev. Phillip Jackson as he hosts a Q&A with author David Blight, followed by a reception and book signing. This is one of the author’s only public appearances in NYC.
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Staged Reading | Have You Met Jane Goodall & Her Mother: Chaperoning in Tanzania


In Michael Walek's play, the Tanzanian government allowed Jane Goodall to study chimpanzees in the wild under one condition: she must bring a chaperone. So she invited her mother.
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Author Reading | Lady Smoke: A New Epic Fantasy


The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that was “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” (Bustle), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people. The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo’s country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess—a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon. Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage—Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne. To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done. Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself. Laura Sebastian grew up in South Florida and attended Savannah College of Art and Design. She now lives and writes in New York City. Laura is the author of the bestseller Ash Princess and of Lady Smoke.
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Film | Slug Life (2018): Animated Love Affair


The relationship between one woman and her giant mollusc lover. Director: Sophie Koko Gate. The director also will discuss the film.
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Author Reading | Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon


Author Maxine Gordon considers the influence of legendary tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. A mix of biography, history, and memoir, Gordon’s wife has completed the book that her late husband began.
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Author Reading | The Daddies: Smashing the Patriarchy


The Daddies is an allegory about smashing the patriarchy – told as a queer leather daddy love story. Just out, this hybrid narrative novel is about the break-up we have to accomplish, even though, collectively, Daddy’s still doing it for us. Author Kimberly Dark is a seasoned performer and writer, and so far, discussions of The Daddies have been riveting. If you’re wondering why so many women voted for Trump, this event is for you. If you’re wondering how the kinky business in our private lives translates into public policy, this event is for you. Or if you’re just hot for Daddy, yes, come to the reading.
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Author Readings, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Daddies: Smashing the Patriarchy

Author Reading | The Hundred Wells of Salaga: A Story of Pre-Colonial Ghana


This novel "explores the complicated history of pre-colonial 19th-century Ghana through the eyes of two young women, Wurche and Aminah. Salaga is a bustling town in northern Ghana and a notorious slave-trading centre, its 100 wells built so slaves can be washed before sale. Aminah is a teenager when we meet her, living with her father’s two wives and children; there are rumours of people being stolen and taken to the 'big water', but her life is largely stable, punctuated by the caravans that pass through the town, until her own home is attacked by masked men." -- The Guardian Ayesha Harruna Attah's debut novel, Harmattan Rain (Per Ankh Publishers), was nominated for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Saturday's Shadows (World Editions) was shortlisted for the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013. The Hundred Wells of Salaga is being translated into Dutch, French, German, and Italian. A 2015 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Sacatar Fellow, she won the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction. She currently lives in Senegal and loves making ice-cream and staring at the ocean.
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Author Readings, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Hundred Wells of Salaga: A Story of Pre-Colonial Ghana

Book Club | The Only Woman in the Room: The Story of Hedy Lamarr


She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel by Marie Benedict based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Only Woman in the Room: The Story of Hedy Lamarr

Book Club | The Only Woman in the Room: True Story of a Glamor Icon and Scientist


Marie Benedict's powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamor icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece. 
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Book Clubs, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Only Woman in the Room: True Story of a Glamor Icon and Scientist

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Rachel Winchester Stone Depot Dance Ryan Rockmore
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Dance Performances, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Talk | Liberalism and American Tradition: Part I


Marilynne Robinson will deliver the lectures on American Civilization and Government in two parts. President Barack Obama awarded Marilynne Robinson the National Humanities Medal in 2012 for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa City. This Is A Two-part Program. You Must Register Separately For Part I, On February 5, And Part Ii, On February 6.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Liberalism and American Tradition: Part I

Comedy Club | No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition


New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition

Lecture | The Rating Game: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Appreciation


The ascendancy of finance entices economic agents to meet new expectations. Firms primarily care about the rating of their stock, public officials do whatever it takes to maintain the trust of bondholders, and households mainly attend to the value of their assets. The relentless pursuit of appreciation, whether in financial markets or on social media, not only modifies the way capitalism operates but also affects the resistances that it generates. Speaker Michel Feher is a philosopher who has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure, Paris, and at the University of California, Berkeley, and was recently a Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the publisher and a founding editor of Zone Books, NY (in 1986) as well as the president and co-founder of Cette France-là, Paris (in 2008), a monitoring group on French immigration policy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lectures, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, The Rating Game: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Appreciation

Classical Music | Organist performed at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and more


Concert organist Stephen Hamilton has long been prominent on the American organ scene. The New York Times wrote of Hamilton’s performance of the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor: “Hamilton, as organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) obviously knew the instrument’s sonorous capabilities and brought them powerfully to bear in a rousing account.” The Charleston Daily Mail reviewed: “This performance had to be one of the supreme moments of music making in this year’s or any other year’s Orgelfest offerings.” Recent performance highlights include concerts in London at Westminster Abbey and Saint Paul Cathedral as well as Merton College-Oxford, Notré Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, and the Cathedral of Saint James in Regensburg. Among major venues in the United States which have presented Hamilton are Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Organist performed at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and more

Film | Decade of Fire: The Bronx in the 1970s


In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Latino residents bore the blame. In this story of hope and resistance, Bronx native Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s sordid history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild. Directors: Gretchen Hildebran, Vivian Vazquez 76 min. Q&A with the producers will follow the movie screening. Light refreshments will be offered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2019, 02/05/2019, Decade of Fire: The Bronx in the 1970s
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Musical | Two Musicals

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Classical Music | Piano works by Chopin, Brahms and more

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