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49 free events take place on Thursday, February 7 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 7 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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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

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 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Film | The Painted Veil (1934): Story of a neglected woman starring Greta Garbo


A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché. 85 min. Director: Richard Boleslawski. Starring Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent. It is based on the 1925 novel The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. The Painted Veil earned $1,658,000 at the box office.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, The Painted Veil (1934): Story of a neglected woman starring Greta Garbo

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

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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Concerts, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Bach at Noon

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

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 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Reading | Literature Workshop: African-American Poetic Tradition


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Race and Colonialism. In this session you will discuss classic and contemporary poetry written by African-Americans about the subjecthood and socio-political influences of racism. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Literature Workshop: African-American Poetic Tradition

Concert | Baroque music for pardessus de viole, viola da gamba and more


Tina Chancey, pardessus de viole; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba; Charles Weaver, theorbo and baroque guitar perform music of the Baroque era by Forqueray, L'Abbé le Fils, Leclair and Guignon. About the musicians Tina Chancey has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has released five pardessus recordings, most recently Fêtes Galantes. Tina directed an International Pardessus Conference at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. John Mark Rozendaal specializes in teaching and performing stringed instrument music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. He has performed both solo and continuo roles with many period instrument ensembles, including the Newberry Consort, Orpheus Band, and the King's Noyse. Charles Weaver performs on early plucked-string instruments both as a recitalist and as an accompanist. Chamber music appearances include Quicksilver, Early Music New York, Piffaro, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Folger Consort, Blue Heron, Musica Pacifica, and the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Baroque music for pardessus de viole, viola da gamba and more

Film | Skyscraper (2018): An action thriller with Dwayne Johnson


A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals. 102 min. Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han. Skyscraper has grossed over $304 million worldwide against its production budget of $125 million. Filming began in September 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Skyscraper (2018): An action thriller with Dwayne Johnson

Film | Victor Victoria (1982): Oscar winning musical


A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. 134 min. Director: Blake Edwards. Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston. The film was adapted in 1995 as a Broadway musical. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. It is a remake of the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria.
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Victor Victoria (1982): Oscar winning musical

Film | White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey


The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. 111 min. Director: Yann Demange. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and was released in the United States on September 14, 2018. White Boy Rick has grossed over $25 million.
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Workshops, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Conference | Liberalism and Democracy: Past, Present, Prospects


Liberal democratic values seem embattled as never before in the United States, and around the world. The time is right for a serious and wide-ranging exploration of the prospects for liberal democracies in a context that acknowledges the historical and contemporary tensions between democracy and liberal values, both in theory and in practice. This conference convenes a varied group of scholars, journalists, policy expert and veteran public servants. They hope to stage a real meeting of the minds, not the usual partisan sniping that occurs at most academic events – and they are trying to be as inclusive as possible, by inviting thoughtful representatives from the left, right, and center. At this public seminar, participants will make brief remarks and then engage in dialogue. They will examine the prospects for liberal democracies against the backdrop of the historical and contemporary tensions between democracy and liberalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Liberalism and Democracy: Past, Present, Prospects

Master Class | Vocal master class


British conductor Jane Glover has appeared with numerous companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Glyndebourne, the Berlin Staatsoper, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, Opera National de Bordeaux, Opera Australia, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera National du Rhin, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Luminato, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Teatro La Fenice. Known as a Mozart specialist, she has conducted all the Mozart operas all over the world regularly since she first performed them at Glyndebourne in the 1980s. Her core operatic repertoire also includes Monteverdi, Handel, and Britten.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation


The literature on health disparities by sexual orientation which uses the most robust data and strongest research designs will be reviewed before addressing hypothesized explanations for the health disparities. The talk will review what is known, what remains problematic, and what might or should command attention. The premises of the extant research and the implications for future research will be made clear, with the aim of identifying what might be the potential factors around which to design effective interventions to reduce the health disparities by sexual orientation. Speaker Margaret Rosario is a Professor of Psychology and a faculty member in the doctoral programs of Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Clinical Science, and Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Her research focuses on identity and stress, as well as the health and adaptational implications of each construct. The research has primarily centered on lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people undergoing sexual identity development. The relations between stress and sexual identity development on the one hand to both health and adaptation on the other hand are of critical interest, as are the mediators and moderators of those relations.
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Lectures, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation

Discussion | How Inequality and Climate Change Impede Sustainable Growth


The "yellow vests" protest in France against fuel tax increases intended to combat climate change shows that people care about the unequal impacts—actual and perceived—of policies. Globalization and economic policies such as deregulation, free capital flows, and austerity, are perceived to have increased inequality. Policies to mitigate change and its consequences, such as disasters and damages, also pose a challenge to equity and fairness for national economies. How can we design policies to foster globalization and tackle climate change in a way that is inclusive and sustainable? How can we overcome cognitive barriers to adoption of policies for the common good? This is a panel discussion with policy analysts, academics, and experts on the relationship between growing inequality and climate change and the path to a sustainable solution. Panelists include: -- Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard’s JFK School of Government -- Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department at IMF and Center for Economic Policy Research -- Elke Weber, Columbia Professor in Energy and Environment and Princeton Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs -- Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University and American University
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Discussions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, How Inequality and Climate Change Impede Sustainable Growth

Conference | Importance of a Mindful Language about Disabilities


The use of language and words describing people with disabilities continues to evolve over time. Mindless or disrespectful language can make people feel excluded in cultural institutions and can be a barrier to full participation. This program will explore the intersections of language and disability from various personal and professional perspectives, and willseek to raise participants’ awareness and encourage more thoughtful and inclusive language choices. Panelists will discuss evolving practices in disability terminology and share how the conversation is positioned within broader dialogues of social equity and inclusion. Panelists include: Ansel Laurio - an independent accessibility consultant who previously worked at several historic sites, Madison Zalopany from the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Kevin Gotkin a professor at NYU, and Nefertiti Matos, Assitive Technology Trainer at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.
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Conferences, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Importance of a Mindful Language about Disabilities

Opening Reception | Reverie: Landscape Paintings


In this exhibition, Tula Telfair delves deeply into the depths of memory, recalling her upbringing as the child of scientists in West Africa. Although none of the subjects is literal, the powerful images she remembers inform each painting she creates. In her practice, Tula Telfair has often imagined a place she may have visited, or that may not exist; now, in the fourteen paintings that comprise Reverie, she explores the inner reaches of her dreams and memories, taking us to places she has been or believes in so fully that she is able to portray and take the viewer to the essential, emotional center of every location as she recalls not only the place, but the sense of discovery, of wonder she felt as she found it.
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Opening Receptions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Reverie: Landscape Paintings

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Balance / On Paper


Pamela Flynn's Balance is an exhibition of intense, mixed media/mixed process works that examine the concept of balance. For Flynn, life is a balance. One's relationship to earth is a balance between using and preserving; one's personal health (physical and mental) is a balance between too much and too little;.how one interacts with people outside one's borders is a balance between inclusion and exclusion. Joyce Ellen Weinstein's On Paper personifies the thinking of the artist. Regardless of style, media and/or subject, drawing is fundamental. For her it is the most direct and intimate connection between artist and subject. Weinstein believes that drawing in pen and ink (croquil pen and India ink) is the most direct of the direct connections because it is indelible, uncorrectable and uncensorable. Graphite and charcoal flow, creating movement rhythm and intensity. And finally, etching in all its formats is the most logical complex extension of drawing.
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Opening Receptions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, 2 Art Shows: Balance / On Paper

Film | Before Stonewall (1984): Emmy winning documentary on LGBT rights


The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement. 87 min. Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg (co-director). Starring Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau. In 1987, the film won two Emmy Awards for Best Historical/Cultural Program and Best Research. Before Stonewall was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1985 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Best Film Award at the Houston International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature at Filmex, First Place at the National Educational Film Festival, and Honorable Mention at the Global Village Documentary Festival.
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Before Stonewall (1984): Emmy winning documentary on LGBT rights

Author Reading | Models Do Eat: More Than 100 Recipes for Eating Your Way to a Beautiful, Healthy You


Welcome model and fitness expert Jill de Jong and her new cookbook. She'll be joined by six other contributors of the book: Adela Capova, Lauren Williams, Courtney James, Liana Werner-Gray, Sarah de Anna, and Nikki Sharp Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Opening Reception | Suh Seung-Won: Simultaneity 1970-Present


The artwork of Suh Seung-Won (b. 1941) presents the theoretical basis for Korean modernism. A painter in the Dansaekhwa art movement, Suh has remained loyal to the limitless theme of simultaneity for over a half century. Suh explores visible and invisible reality by creating canvases which appear to be monochromatic from a distance, but are revealed to be composed of a variety of colors.
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Opening Receptions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Suh Seung-Won: Simultaneity 1970-Present

Workshop | How to Start or Grow your Business?


Are you looking for business and consumer data to start or grow your business? This workshop may be helpful. ReferenceUSA is a source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers up-to-date data available in the market. Their business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. With ReferenceUSA you can: Create effective marketing plans Conduct competitive analysis Research potential business areas Search career opportunities Bill Loges, a representative for ReferenceUSA will be presenting how to use this resource and will be giving away an iPad!
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Workshops, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, How to Start or Grow your Business?

Discussion | Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring Sustainable Development Goals


The Sustainable Development Goals did not fall from the sky. They resulted from hard fought battles over different visions, ideas and interests about the purpose and theories of development. And these battles did not end with the adoption of the SDGs. They continue in the way that the goals and targets are interpreted in the choice of the indicator. As social scientists have long pointed out, governance by data and indicators can alter meanings of social objectives, shift power relations, reorganize national and local priorities, create perverse incentives and create new narratives. A special issue of Global Policy Journal on the SDGs explores the politics of indicators, as stakeholders contest the definition of goals, targets and indicators in a struggle to shape the norms of international development. Speakers in this symposium will discuss the contested definitions and measurement of sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, inequality, and global health. Speakers: Sara Burke, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung New York Office Alicia Yamin, Harvard School of Public Health Meg Satterthwaite, NYU Law School Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, International Affairs Manjari Mahajan, International Affairs
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Discussions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring Sustainable Development Goals

Lecture | Learn How To Improve Your Appearance


Beauty and Image Consultant Angela Fiorentino will be present to "help men and women find, "fine-tune" or completely change their image without losing the core of who they are." She has been featured on national television and will share some "Tricks of the Trade".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Learn How To Improve Your Appearance

Author Reading | Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún


Author Soledad Fox Maura, New Yorker journalist Jane Kramer, professor Vincent Crapanzano, and publisher Jeannette Seaver discuss on this gripping, authoritative biography by Fox Maura in which the author reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Sempr&uacute;n

Author Reading | Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed: A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century


This cross-disciplinary volume explores and complicates our understanding of Pasolini today, probing notions of otherness in his works, his media image, and his legacy. Over 40 years after his death, Pasolini continues to challenge and interest us, both in academic circles and in popular discourses. Today his films stand as lampposts of Italian cinematic production, his cinematic theories resonate broadly through academic circles, and his philosophical, essayistic, and journalistic writings-albeit relatively sparsely translated into other languages-are still widely influential. Pasolini has also become an image, a mascot, a face on tote bags, a graffiti image on walls, an adjective (pasolinian). The collected essays push us to consider and reconsider Pasolini, a thinker for the twenty-first century. Featuring: -- Evan Calder Williams, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College -- David Forgacs, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Italian Studies -- Ara H. Merjian, Associate Professor, Dept. of Italian Studies -- Luca Peretti, Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian, Ohio State University -- Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University -- Karen Raizen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, Bard College -- Moderated by Breixo Viejo, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Film Studies Program at Barnard College In ENGLISH.
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Film | Tomorrow (2015): Saving the Earth for Our Children


As mankind is threatened by the collapse of the ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, all in their thirties, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) they try to put back together the puzzle which may tell a new story of the future. Directed by Olivier Dion and Mélanie Laurent. 118 min.
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Films, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Tomorrow (2015): Saving the Earth for Our Children

Discussion | Justice, Conflict and Development: Lessons from Transitioning Societies


What have been the impacts of transitional justice and development programs upon conflict-affected and transitioning societies such as Colombia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Uganda? This is a panel examining this issue with particular reference to the political economy of justice programs, featuring panelists drawn from a research network on ‘Justice, Conflict and Development’ which aims to use comparative learning to inform policy in conflict-affected societies. The network compares the interaction of conflict, justice and development policies, exploring in particular the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on longer-term peacebuilding, social cohesion, and development. With: -- Moderator: Anne-Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor, Center for Global Affairs -- Josephine Ahikire, Makerere University, Uganda -- Kirsten Ainley, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK -- Ammar Bajboj, Kings College London, UK -- Mario Gomez, International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka -- Angelika Rettberg, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
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Discussions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, Justice, Conflict and Development: Lessons from Transitioning Societies

Workshop | Learn How Worms Work Their Magic


Learn more about worms, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and reducing our carbon footprints. In this workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to build an indoor worm bin, and go over basic care and maintenance. Discussion will focus on engaging students and enriching curriculum with these easy classroom pets.
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Lecture | Regular City: Construction of Ideas


A lecture by Joan Busquets on his new book Urban Grids: Handbook for Regular City Design. Busquets is an architect, urban planner and the Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD, Harvard University since 2002. Prior to that he was professor at the School of Architecture in Barcelona UPC-ETSAB, founder of LUB Barcelona, and Head of Urban Planning for the Barcelona City Council in the preparations for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He has developed urban projects in The Hague, Delft, Geneva, Rotterdam, Toledo, Lisbon, Toulouse, Singapore, Montreal, and Sao Paulo, among others.
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Conference | Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters


Too often, stories of women leaders within the fight for Black liberation are buried behind those of the leading men. This Conversation in Black Freedom Stuides program moves beyond the leading-man narrative by restoring the biographies of Louise Thompson Patterson and Gloria Richardson, and by examining women in the Nation of Islam. Ula Taylor, Joseph Fitzgerald and Keith Gilyard discuss how Black women negotiated racism, patriarchy, the U.S. class system, and a Cold War world, and forged their own dreams for freedom.
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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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Discussions, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, The Joy of Social Dancing

Lecture | The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt


Author Blanche Wiesen Cook gives a lecture about her writings. Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of a three-volume biography about Eleanor Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884–1933 (published 1992); Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933–1938 (2000); and Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 (2016). Volume One was awarded the 1992 Biography prize from the Los Angeles Times. A New York Times review of the third volume called the entire biography a "rich portrait" of the "monumental and inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt." NPR included the third volume in its "Best books of 2016." Cook is also the author of The Declassified Eisenhower: A Divided Legacy of Peace and Political Warfare, which was listed as a "notable book" in 1981 by the New York Times.
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Lectures, February 07, 2019, 02/07/2019, The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

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 | If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved


How has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? New York Times contributor and Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky presents a game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America and offers a provocative agenda for how to fix it--from ranked-choice voting and at-large congressional elections to expanding high school civics education nationwide.
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Author Reading | Insurrecto: The Philippines, Past and Present


Gina Apostol celebrates her latest work of fiction, a tour de force about about the Philippines’ past and present told through rivaling scripts from an American filmmaker and her Filipino translator. The book was one of The New York Times’ Editor’s Choices for 2018 and won comparisons to Nabokov and Borges for its kaleidoscopic structure. With her trademark wit, uncommon humor, layering of forgotten histories and dueling narratives, Apostol tells the story of the atrocities that faced Filipinos who rose up against their colonizers during the Philippine-American war.
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Author Reading | The Peacock Feast: The Puzzle of Family


Spanning the 20th century, Lisa Gornick's The Peacock Feast ricochets between a Tiffany mansion, Anna Freud's office, a California commune, and today's Manhattan. With empathy and eloquence, Lisa Gornick's gripping, impeccably researched drama pieces together the puzzle of family, illuminating how decisions reverberate through generations. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | The Seamstress of Ourfa: Family Drama at the End of the Ottoman Empire


The Seamstress of Ourfa richly recreates the culture of the Armenian community in Ourfa at the tail end of the Ottoman Empire. The eponymous seamstress, Khatoun, creates beautiful dresses that leave her customers' husbands dizzy with desire, while her sister in law Ferida cooks sumptuous feasts to sustain a growing and lovingly described group of relatives and the waifs and strays they adopt. The author creates a finely textured sense of family, only slowly making the reader aware that the date is creeping nearer to 1915 and the genocide of the Armenian people in Turkey. When the horrendous events of those years start to unfold, the traditions and lives of the Armenian people are slowly yet inexorably torn apart. The Seamstress of Ourfa does not shy away from the painful realities of those years, but manages to maintain a sense of cultural continuity into the 1960's, where the author's surviving family reunite in Nicosia, Cyprus. Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss is Armenian English, raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. She moved to London at eighteen and began her career as a dancer at the Raymond Revuebar, She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent twenty years as an actress, playing a slew of mad, bad, exotic foreigners on British television and theatre in the West End, The Royal Court and European tours. After getting married she moved to LA, started a family, continued to work in voiceovers and wrote her first opus, the first book in a trilogy.
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Author Reading | The Weight of a Piano: An Instrument Connects Two Strangers


In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband’s frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle. In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. Orphaned, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, who in his car-repair shop trained her to become a first-rate mechanic, much to the surprise of her subsequent customers. But this work, her true mainstay in a scattered life, is put on hold when her hand gets broken while the piano’s being moved–and in sudden frustration she chooses to sell it. And what becomes crucial is who the most interested party turns out to be ... Author Chris Cander graduated from the University of Houston, in the city where she was raised and still lives, with her husband, daughter, and son. For seven years she has been a writer-in-residence for Writers in the Schools there. She serves on the Inprint advisory board and stewards several Little Free Libraries in her community. Her first novel,11 Stories, won the Independent Publisher Gold Medal for Popular Fiction, and her most recent, Whisper Hollow, was long-listed for the Great Santini Fiction Prize by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. She is also the author of The Word Burglar, which won the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Award (silver).
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Talk | A Conversation with Bestselling Author Roxane Gay


The event will feature a conversation with contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Roxane Gay, and other featured guests. Manthia Diawara, writer, filmmaker, and Professor of Comparative Literature and Film, will also receive this year’s MLK Humanitarian Award.
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Classical Music | Polish Organist Performs Works by J.S. Bach and More


Organist Roman Perucki performs works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Gronau (1700-1747), Markull (1816 -1887). , Nowowiejski (1877– 1946) and Surzyński (1866-1924). Roman Perucki is a chief organist in the cathedral in Gdańsk Oliwa and a counsellor of the President of the Gdansk City in a band of organ. He is managing director of the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, the President of Society „Musica Sacra” and Society of Friends of the Cathedral in Gdańsk Oliwa. Hehas played more than 2000 organ concerts: solo recitals, as well as with accompany chamber and symphonic orchestras, soloists and dou-concerts. He has performed in Europe, Japan, Canada, USA and Australia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Roleplaying Games


Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way! Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of where the adventure will take you are endless.
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Discussion | The Business of Fashion Photography


The world of editorial fashion photography is transforming as rapidly as the commercial marketplace. Creating and properly marketing a body of work is instrumental in developing multiple revenue streams to support your business while at the same time keeping your work relevant in an increasingly international context. Thomas Werner, author of the book The Fashion Image, will be in conversation with powerful young fashion photographers Yulia Gorbaschenko, Ruo Bing Li, and Peter Ash Lee to learn about the changing business of editorial and commercial fashion photography and fashion film, the role of social media in marketing and as a revenue stream, how to keep your vision fresh, and where the world of fashion is going from here.
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Discussion | The Politics of Urban Architecture


With: Anna Rosensweig is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Rochester. Her work focuses on early modern literature and culture, the intersections of literature and political theory, and performance studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Tragic Opposition: Rights of Resistance on the Early Modern Stage, in which she locates a new genealogy of rights in early modern tragedy. Mame-Fatou Niang is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She works on contemporary France, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Media, and Urban Planning. Her recent research examines the development of Afro-French identities, and the works of female writers of the banlieue. She is also a photographer and the co-author of a photo series on Black French Islam.
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Classical Music | One of Today's Most Dynamic and Poetic String Quartets


Since its formation in 2002, the Navarra Quartet has built an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. Program: Pēteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4 Ravel: String Quartet in F major The Navarra Quartet has appeared at major venues throughout the world including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Sydney Opera House and international festivals such as Bath, Grachten, Sandviken, Schwetzinger, Rheingau, Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Huntingdon (Australia), Aix- en-Provence, Bellerive and the BBC Proms. Further afield they have given concerts in Russia, the USA, China, Korea and the Middle East and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, RAI 3 (Italy), Radio 4 (Holland), SWR (Germany), and more.
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Opera | The Diary Of Anne Frank: A fusion of Opera and Animation 


A ground-breaking performance fusing opera and animation, bringing the story of Anne Frank to the stage. The show brings to life the optimistic, heartening, and timeless words excerpted from Anne Frank's diary. Animation designer Yuriko Katori's 2000 animations illustrate the history of WWII, Anne's life, her hiding place as well as family and friends. The Vienna and NYC-based director Anna Etsuko Tsuri has united the contemporary music of Russian composer Grigory Frid with visual art into a vivid theatrical experience. Director Anna Etsuko Tsuri has directed more than 20 opera projects in many cities like Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Boston and Washington DC. She has put two of her productions at the John F. Kennedy Center. Her other work experience consists of 80 productions at opera houses and festivals such as the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Washingon National Opera, Komische Opera Berlin, Théâtre du Soleil à Paris, Bregenzer Festspiel, Dortmund Opera Haus, New National Theater Tokyo, and the Bayreuth Festival for Young Artists. Performed by Kate Fruchterman as Anne Frank; Yumiko Osaragi, piano. Soprano Kate Fruchterman made her role debut in Frid's Anne Frank with Opera Pomme Rouge in 2018. Ms. Fruchterman was praised for her "flawless vocal perfor­mance" for her Marzelline (Fidelio) debut at West Bay Op­era. Through the Amber Capital Scholarship from the Opera Foundation, she sang at the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season, appearing as Sacerdotessa (Aida), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), and Mother (Pollicino), among others. Recent roles include Corinna (Il Viaggio à Reims), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). Pianist / accompanist Yumiko Osaragi has performed in numerous theatres and concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Schönbrunn Theater, Roßauer Kasserne, Haus der Musik and the Republic of Austria Parliament. Among others, Yumiko has collaborated with several world-famous singers such as Elisabeth Kulmann, Aida Garifullina, Tommi Hakala, Ursula Pfitzner, Victoria Loukianetz and Daichi Fujiki. Her artistic collaboration with world-renowned conductors and directors include; Tiziano Duca, Beverly Blankenship, Peter Marschik and Robert Simma. 
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Concert | Percussion Works by Modern Composers


Tyler Cunningham, percussion. Program Jessie Marino Rot Blau Philippe Manoury Les Livres des Klavier Kate Soper The Crito from IPSA DIXIT David Bithell Windward Vinko Globokar Toucher Andy Akiho LIgNEouS I
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