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47 free events take place on Wednesday, February 6 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 6 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of February . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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free events nyc Works by J.S.Bach and more for cello and piano

Symposium | The Future of JFK International Airport


Program: 8:30am - Breakfast 9:00am - Welcome remarks, Mitchell L. Moss - Director, Rudin Center for Transportation, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 9:10am: Rick Cotton - Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 9:30am: Panel I. Emerging Patterns in Global Aviation 10:15am: Panel II. Plans and Priorities for Modernizing JFK International Airport 11:00am: Panel III. The Impact of JFK on Community and Economic Development
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Symposiums, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, The Future of JFK International Airport

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 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. 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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Tours, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Film | Gentleman Jim (1942): Rising Star Of Modern Boxing


As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. 104 min. Director: Raoul Walsh. Starring Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson.  Gentleman Jim was based upon Jim Corbett's autobiography, The Roar of the Crowd. Flynn collapsed on set because of a mild heart attack on 15 July 1942, while filming a boxing scene with Ward Bond. Filming had to be shut down while he recovered; he returned a week later.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Gentleman Jim (1942): Rising Star Of Modern Boxing

Film | A Dog's Purpose (2017): The journey of a dog


A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. 100 min. Director: Lasse Hallström. Starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton. A Dog's Purpose has grossed $64.5 million in the United States and Canada and $139.5 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $204 million, against a production budget of $22 million. On June 21, 2017, CEO of Amblin Entertainment Michael Wright announced that a sequel was in development. On August 26, 2018, Universal began production on the sequel, which will be directed by Gail Mancuso, and scheduled for release on May 17, 2019.
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Films, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, A Dog's Purpose (2017): The journey of a dog

Workshop | Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well Being


The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Vidich, PhD author, educator, consultant and international speaker as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well Being

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.
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Concerts, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Bach at Noon

Discussion | Unpacking Mass Incarceration


Unpack the rise of mass incarceration in the United States and the ways in which criminalization is a cyclical process of the prison industrial complex. Participants will develop an understanding of how social identities impact policing, learn ways to support communities impacted by incarceration, and envision alternatives to the prison system.
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Discussions, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Unpacking Mass Incarceration

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Workshops, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Workshop | Chess for all ages


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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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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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 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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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Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Film | Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Winner of 3 Oscars


Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. 129 min. Starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and was a box-office success, earning more than six times its budget. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Peck, and was nominated for eight, including Best Picture. In 1995, the film was listed in the National Film Registry. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. In 2007 the film ranked twenty-fifth on the AFI's 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time.
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Films, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Winner of 3 Oscars

Workshop | Figure Drawing Workshop


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure using a variety of materials. Models will strike long and short poses while an artist/educator offers constructive suggestions and critique.
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Master Class | Violin master class


Violinist Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. Her solo recitals include concerts at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Ms. Zori is the recipient of a Levintritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up).
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Workshops, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Writing club

Film | Strangers May Kiss (1931): Pre-code drama starring Norma Shearer


Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with her lover. Director: George Fitzmaurice. Starring Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Neil Hamilton. Pre-Code refers to the brief era in the American film industry between the widespread adoption of sound in pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines, popularly known as the "Hays Code", in mid-1934.
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Films, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Strangers May Kiss (1931): Pre-code drama starring Norma Shearer

Author Reading | Everything Belongs to Us


Professor and author Yoojin Grace Wuertz discusses her book, Everything Belongs to Us. "Two young women of vastly different means each struggle to find her own way during the darkest hours of South Korea’s “economic miracle” in a striking debut novel for readers of Anthony Marra and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie" (Everything Belongs to Us). "Seoul, 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind" (Everything Belongs to Us). “The intertwined lives of South Korean university students provide intimacy to a rich and descriptive portrait of the country during the period of authoritarian industrialization in the late 1970s. Wuertz’s debut novel is a Gatsby-esque takedown, full of memorable characters.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice).
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Opening Reception | Bullseye: Hand-Painted Art Visions


Just like a fine wine ages, decades passed yet Richard Goltry's hand-painted art visions on paper are mixed media precision cut collages and timeless journeys of striking images that have emerged from the artist's translations. Goltry's rebellion started in the early 70's with his political opinions, natural for the development and expression of his nonchalant viewpoint to fit with the bold mold of that era. Expelled from his first home for his anarchistic beliefs, he began contributing to The Soho News, New York Rocker and Dan's Papers in the Hamptons. This exhibition spans from the mid 70's until the early 90's, a combination of artworks in mixed media, photography and wall sculptures in marker, rapidograph, ink, watercolor, wood, metal and film.
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Author Reading | The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created


Jane Leavy, the award-winning, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, discusses her definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity." “Leavy’s newest masterpiece…. A major work of American history by an author with a flair for mesmerizing story-telling.” — Forbes George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (1895-1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Lecture | Emmett Till: Meaning and Memory


A lecture by Elliott J. Gorn, the author of Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till (Oxford University Press). Gorn delves more fully than anyone has into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will. Till’s murder marked a turning point, Gorn shows, and yet also reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior endure, and why we must look hard at them.
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Workshop | How To Gain Confidence For Your Career


Is lack of confidence holding you back in your career? Feel intimidated when you speak at networking events? Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, this interactive workshop by Certified Career Coach/Television Packaging Agent Jim Arnoff gives you the insider's techniques to embrace your strengths and share your career passions with conviction. Gain tools to let go of the doubts, fears and inner voices which hold you back from taking your career to that next level and making the strongest connections. Life/Career/Business Coach Jim Arnoff does mentor coaching and teleclasses for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and founded the Gay Coaches Collective. He is also a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and digital media. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent.
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Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
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Discussion | Prospects for Climate Solutions


As the 116th Congress convenes, prospects for effective and enduring climate policy are profoundly uncertain. Recent national and international assessments emphasize that climate science is well understood, that human activities are driving climate change, and that serious impacts are occurring and will worsen. Our political leaders are bitterly divided over whether, when, and how to respond to climate change. Some advocate efforts to foster bipartisan consensus while others argue for solutions such as the Green New Deal that are favored only, or chiefly, by particular political groupings. This event assesses prospects for bipartisan solutions on climate in this uncertain environment with a discussion led by Distinguished Visiting Fellow Carlos Curbelo, former U.S. representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Following Congressman Curbelo’s remarks, he will join Kristina Costa, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Alex Flint, Executive Director of Alliance for Market Solutions, and Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director for the Green New Deal project at New Consensus, for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Elkind, Fellow and Senior Research Scholar. --- Guests unable to attend in person can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/livestream. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@sipa.columbia.edu). A podcast of this event will be available a week after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu.
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Discussions, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Prospects for Climate Solutions

Lecture | The Barbarity of the Metropolis: Towards a Biopolitics of Radical Social Transformation


Metropolization implies ceaseless urban expansion and an ever faster-paced life. It transforms towns into entrepreneurial firms and generates economic exclusion, spatial segregation, and social suffering, all while fueling the environmental crisis, to the point that large cities are increasingly rejecting it, evidenced by various forms of resistance. From a turn toward local farming as a source of food to the occupation of zones threatened by construction, these "alternative initiatives" and fights for the production of goods are the expression of a biopolitics of radical social transformation. To combine the organic totality of all that is alive, the living world's places and rhythms, and to collectively organize the conditions of autonomy could found the basis for a counter-society as a way out of the current socioecological abyss. Speaker Guillaume Faburel is a researcher specializing in urban studies and a professor at the Lyon School of Urban Anthropocene Studies. His work examines urban justice including environmental justice, metropolitan phenomena and urban lifestyles, as well as new forms of empowerment and citizenship.
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Lectures, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, The Barbarity of the Metropolis: Towards a Biopolitics of Radical Social Transformation

Lecture | What DNA testing can and can’t tell you


Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. The class will explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing.
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Lectures, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, What DNA testing can and can’t tell you

Author Reading | New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection


New York Rising is a richly illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan that draws on the wealth of books and historical objects in the Durst Collection at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. Editors and authors Kate Ascher and Thomas Mellins invited ten Columbia scholars to compose narratives of their areas of expertise, ranging from Dutch governance of Manhattan to recent reclamation of the city’s waterfront as a public space. The resulting volume is a story of speculation and innovation – of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other.
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Author Readings, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection

Author Reading | The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence


After the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763, British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys, from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, and across new islands in the West Indies. To better rule these vast dominions, Britain set out to map its new territories with unprecedented rigor and precision. Scott Max Edelson’s book pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain’s imperial ambitions in the generation before the American Revolution.
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Author Reading | Unworthy: A Priest's Secret


A Catholic priest struggles with memories of an illicit romance in 1970s New York in this powerfully intimate novel of faith and doubt, guilt and love. With author Antonio Monda.
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Discussion | Land Value Capture: Theory and Practice


Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities. Henry George (1839 -1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, based on the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value derived from land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society. Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland. Thursdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6.
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Author Reading | Mexico: Between Life and Death


Photographer Harvey Stein explores the culture and rituals of our southern neighbors in his book, Mexico: Between Life and Death. Visiting Mexico fourteen times over two decades, Stein documents time during holidays and festivals, when even small towns come alive with vibrant celebration of the dead, myth, ritual and religion. Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, and author. He is the author of eight previous books of photography, including Coney Island (1998), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2007), and Harlem Street Portraits(2013).
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Discussion | Monuments of the Future: Alternative Approaches


Looking for solutions to the dilemma of how to confront and constructively address difficult places of memory or their absence? This panel and discussion will offer physical and virtual alternatives that use a variety of media to promote public dialogue about how and what we remember. Presentations by:  Kubi Ackerman - Director of the "Future City Lab" at the Museum of the City of New York Marisa Williamson - Artist and creator of “Sweet Chariot: The Long Journey to Freedom Through Time" Ken Lum - Co-curator of "Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project" in Philadelphia Jill Strauss (Moderator) - Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Workshop | Resume Workshop


A good chance to sharpen your resume! Learn all sorts of tips, pointers, and things to generally avoid in order to get you that interview. Please bring a copy of your resume on a flash drive or by email if you would like to workshop your resume.
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Screening | Screening movies by an Oscar winning animator


Scottish-Canadian animator Norman McClaren created films unlike anyone had ever seen, reframing the language and techniques of abstract animation. His 60 films earned him over 200 international awards. Pablo Picasso called his Oscar-winning short “Neighbours,” “the greatest film ever made.” In addition to developing groundbreaking methods in animation drawn on film, visual music, pixilation, and more, he founded the first animation studio for Canada’s National Board of Film. Filmmaker Donald McWilliams, who worked with McLaren at the NFB and directed the documentary Creative Process: Norman McLaren, has curated a selection of McClaren’s films from the Library’s archives that were produced between the 1940s and ‘70s. Michael Fukushima, Executive Producer of the English Animation Studio at the National Film Board of Canada, will present the screening. Featuring Hen Hop (1943) Le Merle (1958) Ballet Adagio (1973) Canon (1964) Lines Horizontal (1960) Mosaic (1965) Spheres (1969) Pen Point Percussion (1949–1951) Blinkity Blank (1955) Rythmetic (1956) Pas de deux (1969)
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Discussion | The Joy of Social Dancing


A coming together to talk about social dancing in some of its many traditions and contexts–from living rooms to street corners, from ballrooms to musical theater, film and television. How has social dancing influenced classic and contemporary choreography? What meaning does social dancing hold within in our cultural, historic, personal, creative and professional lives. Guest Host: Miguel Aparicio Core Participants: Erin Bomboy, Gail Freedman, Alicia Raquel, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen, Caleb Teicher
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Author Reading | After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales


What happens when fossil fuels run out? How do communities and cultures survive? Central Appalachia and south Wales were built to extract coal, and faced with coal’s decline, both regions have experienced economic depression, labor unrest, and out-migration. After Coal focuses on coalfield residents who chose not to leave, but instead remained in their communities and worked to build a diverse and sustainable economy. It tells the story of four decades of exchange between two mining communities on opposite sides of the Atlantic, and profiles individuals and organizations that are undertaking the critical work of regeneration. The stories in this book are told through interviews and photographs collected during the making of After Coal, a documentary film produced by the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University and directed by Tom Hansell. Considering resonances between Appalachia and Wales in the realms of labor, environment, and movements for social justice, the book approaches the transition from coal as an opportunity for marginalized people around the world to work toward safer and more egalitarian futures. Tom Hansell, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, is the author of After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales, published by West Virginia University Press. It is a companion volume to his 2016 film of the same name. Hansell’s work has been broadcast on public television and screened at international film festivals. He began his career at the Appalshop media arts center, and he currently teaches at Appalachian State University.
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Author Readings, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales

Author Reading | More Than Words: A Dead Father's Secret


Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City’s glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And Tim–her devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhood–feels the same. But when Nina’s father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina. Jill Santopolo is the author of The Light We Lost as well as three successful children’s and young-adult series, and works as the Associate Publisher of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers group. Jill travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.
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Author Readings, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, More Than Words: A Dead Father's Secret

Play | The Moors: Dark Comedy About Love


Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors, written by Jen Silverman ,is a dark comedy about loneliness, love and desperation. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The My Colorful Nana Project: A Discussion of Black Beauty and Black Excellence


After seeing a photograph of her grandmother from the 1960s with a beautiful afro, student Lauren Stockmon-Brown was inspired create her podcast The My Colorful Nana Project, a project that allows individuals to define beauty and perfection on their own terms, as well as a positive media platform directed at young black girls and focused on the black female body. The My Colorful Nana Project is an invitation to all to expand upon and celebrate their definitions of the words beauty, femininity, and blackness. Moderated by Stokman-Brown, including Nazzerine Waldon, Janean Cuffee, Mikaela Read, and Kayla Patterson.
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Discussions, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, The My Colorful Nana Project: A Discussion of Black Beauty and Black Excellence

Author Reading | When You Read This: Snippets of Our Virtual Lives


For fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell comes a fresh new voice for the digital age: an epistolary novel told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, texts and other snippets of our virtual lives. Funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet, Mary Adkins' debut is a deft, captivating romantic comedy that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.
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Talk | Legendary Choreographer Bill T. Jones on Arts and Social Justice


Bill T. Jones, a world famous choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, has received major honors ranging from a 1994 MacArthur “Genius” Award to 2013 National Medal of Arts to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Visibility Award. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, which was born out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988), was founded in 1982 and redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world. Bill T. Jones ventures into Broadway theater resulted in a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography in the critically acclaimed FELA!, the musical co-conceived, co-written, directed and choreographed by Jones. He also earned a 2007 Tony Award for Best Choreography in Spring Awakening as well as an Obie Award for the show’s 2006 off-Broadway run. Jones is currently Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, an organization that strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation’s dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Legendary Choreographer Bill T. Jones on Arts and Social Justice

Talk | Liberalism and American Tradition: Part II


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.
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Talk | The Science of Love


What is love? Turns out, it’s all in your head. Neuroscientist Bianca J. Marlin discusses her research on the strong emotional bonds that can exist between humans, like those between parents and children. Marlin’s work investigates the use of neurochemicals like oxytocin (the “love drug”) as a potential treatment to strengthen fragile and broken relationships. Bianca Marlin is a neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute. As postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel, she investigates transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, or how trauma in parents affect the brain structure and sensory experience of their future offspring. During her graduate studies, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Froemke, Dr. Marlin examined how the brain adapts to care for a newborn. Her findings uncovered a fundamental role of the neuromodulator oxytocin during the transition to motherhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, The Science of Love

Discussion | What’s Left of the Dream Team?: Race, Gender, and Activism in U.S. Athletics


Throughout history, black and brown athletes from the U.S. have used their intersectional identities in sports to bring awareness and shed light on the human condition. Often times, these outspoken athletes are asked to “shut up” and do what they are paid to do. These same black and brown bodies dream of bringing gold medals, national championships, and accolades for their teams and selves; but, at what cost? Is the dream to find possible success in sports worth the damage it causes? Can athletes be more than athletes - but activists to things that matter to them? This is an evening with experts Lisa Doris Alexander, Marques R. Dexter, Stanley Thangaraj, and Swin Cash, who will dive into why the intersections of race, gender, and activism in US athletics is important to the Dream that MLK once spoke.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Works by J.S.Bach and more for cello and piano


Philippe Muller, cello; Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano. Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Onslow Sonata for Cello and Piano Ornstein Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano, Op. 16 n°3 Schoeller Three Preludes NYC for Cello and Piano Cellist Philippe Muller formed a trio with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Jacques Rouvier. Not only with this trio, but also with groups such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, he has performed on the most important stages in the world. After thirty-five years of teaching at the Paris Conservatoire, he now continues his career as a professor at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine has performed at the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Symphoniker, a chamber music concert in Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse with the Jasper String Quartet. He performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its “Beyond the Score” series, performances in Colombia, a recital in Puerto Rico, and recitals throughout Asia, including appearances in the Beijing Concert Hall and Japan’s Yokohama Hall.
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Concerts, February 06, 2019, 02/06/2019, Works by J.S.Bach and more for cello and piano
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