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46 free events take place on Tuesday, February 12 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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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 The 'Ugly Jew' Fights Back: the "crown jurist of the Third Reich" and his Wunderkind student
free events nyc String quartet and guitar
free events nyc Press Freedom in a 'Post-Truth' Era
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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 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall tour


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. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
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Tours, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, City Hall tour

Workshop | How to Get Prepared for a Job Interview?


Renee Lee Rosenberg offers interview preparation techniques to help you answer difficult interview questions. 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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Workshops, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, How to Get Prepared for a Job Interview?

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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Workshops, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Resume Help

Author Reading | Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan


Dark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West. Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin’s Russia—its former colonial ruler which sees Kazakhstan as its own backyard—and Xi Jinping’s China—the rising global superpower on its eastern borders—this vast oil-rich state is carving out its place in the world as it contends with its own complex past and present. Journalist Joanna Lillis paints a vibrant picture of this emerging nation through vivid reportage based on 13 years of on-the-ground coverage, and travels across the length and breadth of this enigmatic country that lies along the ancient Silk Road and at the geopolitical and cultural crossroads where East meets West. Author Joanna Lillis is a Kazakhstan-based journalist reporting on Central Asia whose work has featured in outlets including The Economist, The Guardian and The Independent, the Eurasianet website, and Foreign Policy and POLITICO magazines.
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Author Readings, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan

Film | Halloween (2018): Evil has a destiny


Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. 106 min. Director: David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak.  Halloween has grossed $159.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $94.3 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of 253.6 million. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same title, thus retconning the continuity of the previous sequels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Bach at Noon

Lecture |

Social Media and Populism


Bruno Patino will analyze the role played by social media in recent political and social events in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world, including the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement that spread across France at the end of last year. Patino will bring his in-depth knowledge of the media industry, casting new light on the complex genesis of populist movements, on their use of social media and on how journalistic organizations report on and analyze these movements. Bruno Patino is Dean of Sciences Po School of Journalism in Paris and Editorial Director at ARTE, and author of numerous books about the media landscape in France and in Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Social Media and Populism

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.
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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.
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Slide Lecture | Papua New Guinea: Diversity Underwater


Papua New Guinea is a culturally diverse country that also has diverse marine life that will boggle the imagination. Visiting Papua New Guinea from the USA is a challenge but worth the effort. Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey explore the Kimbe Bay and Tufi areas of PNG after traveling 25 hours in the air on three different airlines. They will show images of breath taking reefs, large and tiny creatures that seem to be from another planet. They will also cover the culture of the area’s fascinating villages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Papua New Guinea: Diversity Underwater

Film | The Blind Side (2009): Great transformation of a homeless boy


The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. 129 min. Director: John Lee Hancock. Starring Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. The Blind Side grossed over $300 million. Bullock went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The film also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
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Screening | CANCELED Silent film with live accompaniment: Safety Last! (1923): legendary comedy starring Harold Lloyd


A store clerk organizes a publicity stunt in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building. 70 min. Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Starring Mildred Davis, Bill Strother. The American Film Institute nominated the film for both their 1998 and 2007 lists of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies. It was also nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs. It placed #97 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills. The film will be followed by a screening of two short movies starring Charley Chase; Peanuts and Bullets (1915) and Stolen Goods. Live accompaniment by Ben Model, preshow Q&A with Steve Massa.
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Lecture | Aging: Natural Law or Public Policy?


Despite current academic and popular press promotion of “productive aging,” most people believe in their hearts that aging well is a combination of “good luck” and “good genes.” This is a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College, as she complicates this notion significantly by introducing the systematic and cumulative effects of advantage and disadvantage across the life course. Not surprisingly, these effects cluster differentially in different population groups, raising questions about the limits of the effects of water aerobics, brain teasing puzzles, and even aging in the loving arms of an expansive network of family and friends.
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Author Reading | Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era


This book explores links between the civilian peace movement and the American military. Author David Parsons is a professor and writer whose work focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of 20th century America. He has taught courses in U.S. history at CUNY and New York University, served as an adviser for a major museum exhibition on the Vietnam War at the New-York Historical Society, and hosts a long-running weekly podcast on history and politics called The Nostalgia Trap.
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Film | Three Colors: White (1994): Second of the trilogy by Kieslowski


After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. Starring Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos. White is the second in the Three Colours trilogy, themed on the French Revolutionary ideals, following Blue and preceding Red. The film was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. Kieślowski won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival in 1994.
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Films, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Three Colors: White (1994): Second of the trilogy by Kieslowski

Discussion | Consumer Behavior and the Evolution of Italian Food Retail


Gruppo Italiano's original seminar series entitled Italian Table Talks - Food and Restaurants for Tomorrow deals with the Italian restaurant and hospitality industry, and how different issues affect the ardent cuisine enthusiasts (essentially the general public). Features: -- Eddie Yoon, Founder of EddieWould Grow, a think tank and advisory firm on growth strategy Panelists: -- Dino Borri, Eataly's VP of Global Brand Partnership, NY -- Louis Coluccio, Owner of A.L.C. Italian Grocery in Brooklyn -- Lou DiPalo, Owner of DiPalo's Italian Grocery store in Little Italy -- Joe Gurrera, Owner of Citarella, NY -- Danielle Oteri, Writer and Art Historian, founder of Feast On History -- Mimi Sheraton, Food writer, author, and former critic for The New York Times Moderated by Michael Colameco, American chef, author and media personality
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Workshop | How to get a good credit score?


Credit/Debt Management Workshop. You will learn about: What is Credit? What is a credit report? What is the difference between good and bad credit? How do you avoid bad credit? How do you rebuild your credit?
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Workshop | Environmental Justice and Neighborhood Action


This five-week course introduces students to the history, concept, and movement of environmental justice. Students will learn about environmental justice from the perspective of race and gender, and study the role of community action in achieving environmental justice. As part of the course, students will identify projects that involve putting environmental justice principles into neighborhood action. The topic of the first week will be Defining Environmental Justice. The Professor: José Gálvez Contreras is a PhD candidate in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of environmental justice and green jobs. He earned two master’s degrees, one in public and urban policy, and one in environmental law and policy, José has extensive experience in small business development, community organizing, and political engagement.
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Workshop | Learning about business legal structures


This workshop is designed to inform you about various business structures and to help you determine which type of entity is most suitable for your emerging or existing business. The seminar will benefit established businesses, those getting started and individuals anticipating going into business. It is presented by John Sheeley, Private Practitioner and Enrolled Agent for the Internal Revenue Service. After thirteen seasons as a multi-unit franchisee of a national tax chain, John went to work for a large regional accounting firm in 2003, where he divided his time between representing clients in sales & use tax controversies and examinations, and tax compliance work for non-resident aliens.
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Discussion | Spanish Galician Immigration in the U.S. and Latin America in Comparative Perspective


Xosé M. Núñez Seixas of the University of Santiago de Compostela/Consello da Cultura Galega joins Ana VarelaLago of Northern Arizona University and José Moya to discuss the diasporic experiences of Galicians, a people named after a Celtic tribe that settled the northwestern tip of continental Europe. As the story of one of the world’s most historically migratory groups unfolds, we better understand the complex circumstances that govern migratory communities and leave their indelible mark on all immigrants.
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Lecture | Speech or Silence?: Citizenship and Childhood in Contemporary America


Professor Mangual Figueroa of Rutgers University draws on a decade of ethnographic research to examine how students from mixed-status Latino families living in the U.S. decide to disclose or disguise their legal status in school. By arguing that an analytic focus on how and when elementary-aged students talk about migratory status during everyday school activities, Figueroa deepens our understanding of the educational experiences of a population that often remains invisible to teachers and educational researchers. When we examine how immigrant students begin to confront the realities associated with their legal status, we gain new insights into the relationship between legal citizenship, public schooling, and childhood socialization in the contemporary U.S.
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Classical Music | String quartet and guitar


String quartet and guitar aren’t a common combination, but the unique pairing is at the core of this Pop-Up featuring the Mivos Quartet and guitarist Nadav Lev. Two works for this amalgamation bookend the adventurous program, including two New York premieres and a piece for solo guitar by Tristan Murail. Performers: Olivia De Prato, violin; Lauren Cauley Kalal, violin; Victor Lowrie Tafoya, viola; Tyler J. Borden, cello; Nadav Lev, guitar. Program Richard Carrick Space:Time for electric guitar and string quartet (2014/2018) Tristan Murail Tellur for solo guitar (1977) Anahita Abbasi Distorted Attitudes IV / Facile synthesis for string quartet (2015) Yair Klartag Nothing to express for electric guitar and string quartet (2014) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come early to guarantee your seats.
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Concerts, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, String quartet and guitar

Lecture | The 'Ugly Jew' Fights Back: the "crown jurist of the Third Reich" and his Wunderkind student


Otto Kischheimer (1905-1965) was Carl Schmitt's (1888 – 1985) former doctoral student and acclaimed "Wunderkind." The two of them often had long heated discussions with only ended in disagreements. After one of these debates, Schmitt noted in his diary, "ugly, this Jew." Based on, so-far unpublished material from various archives, Professor Hubertus Buchstein will give a deeper insight into the complex personal relationship and theoretical exchanges between Kirchheimer and Schmitt, while presenting an overview of Kirchheimer's critical view. Otto Kirchheimer (1905-1965) was a German jurist of Jewish ancestry and political scientist of the Frankfurt School whose work essentially covered the state and its constitution. Kirchheimer worked as a research analyst at the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Carl Schmitt (1888 – 1985) was a conservative German jurist and political theorist. Schmitt wrote extensively about the effective wielding of political power. His work has been a major influence on subsequent political theory, legal theory, continental philosophy and political theology, and remains both influential and controversial due to his close association and juridical-political allegiance with Nazism. He is known as the "crown jurist of the Third Reich" The Frankfurt School (Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and critical philosophy associated with the Institute for Social Research, at Goethe University Frankfurt. Founded in the Weimar Republic (1918–33), during the European interwar period (1918–1939), the Frankfurt School comprised intellectuals, academics, and political dissidents who were ill-fitted to the contemporary socio-economic systems (capitalist, fascist, communist) of the 1930s. The Frankfurt theoreticians proposed that social theory was inadequate for explaining the turbulent political factionalism and reactionary politics occurring in ostensibly liberal capitalist societies in the 20th century. Critical of capitalism and of Marxism–Leninism as philosophically inflexible systems of social organisation, the School's critical theory research indicated alternative paths to realising the social development of a society and a nation “Karl Marx may have discovered profit, but I discovered political profit.” Carl Schmitt's only half-joking remark plays with a persistent problem for political theory since Hegel — the often perplexing similarity of ideological positions on the left and the right. German intellectual history in this century presents an unusually complicated example of such “convergence” in the reception of Schmitt's work by the Frankfurt School. The controversy surrounding Schmitt is not so much about the quality and depth of his work as about its political consequences. An uncomfortable question for intellectual history in general, the case of Schmitt is most problematic for the German left. (EllenKennedy: Carl Schmitt and the Frankfurt School abstract) Hubertus Buchstein is with the Department of Political Science at Greifswald University, where he serves as Full Professor and Chair of Political Theory and the History of Political Ideas.
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Lectures, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, The 'Ugly Jew' Fights Back: the "crown jurist of the Third Reich" and his Wunderkind student

Discussion | Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum


Comprised of over 100 works by nearly 80 artists across all media dating from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions surveys close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent and is the first traveling exhibition in 25 years to reveal the breadth and expansive growth of the Studio Museum's permanent collection. This panel discussion will explore the vital contributions of artists of African descent, proposing a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works. Panelists: Connie H. Choi, exhibition curator Willie Cole, artist Steffani Jemison, artist Robert Pruitt, artist Moderator: Larry Ossei-Mensah, catalogue contributor
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Discussions, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum

Film | What They Had (2018): With Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank


Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together. Director: Elizabeth Chomko 101 min. Screening followed by a conversation with Chomko, producer Albert Berger, and Hilary Brougher of Film.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Latinx Subjectivity and U.S./Mexico Relations


Joshua Rios is a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches courses in visual critical studies and research-based practice. As a media artist, writer and educator, his projects deal with the histories, archives and futurities of Latinx subjectivity and U.S./Mexico relations as understood through globalization and neocoloniality. His various cultural practices engage intercultural contact and archival indeterminacy in order to generate reparative counter-images and social transformation.
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Discussion | Hiding: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany


What was it like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany? For those trapped in the Nazi terror regime, mere survival became a nightmare. Those who went underground, including Fritz Ascher, endured the terrors of nightly bombings and the even greater fear of being discovered by the Nazis. All were pressed to the limits of human endurance and loneliness. Marion Kaplan, Professor of Modern Jewish History, and Rachel Stern, Director of the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized, and Banned Art and Curator of Fritz Ascher, will discuss.
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Discussion | Press Freedom in a 'Post-Truth' Era


What is (and isn’t) a media? What regulations should be implemented to ensure they play their role dutifully? How is it possible to recover a space for serious, inquisitive, fact-based journalism at a time when the power of opinion seems to dominate the airwaves? Steve Coll, Dean of Journalism at Columbia University, and Bruno Patino, Dean of Sciences at the Po School of Journalism, will explore the topic of freedom of press in a “post-truth” era. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Courtney Radsch.
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Discussions, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Press Freedom in a 'Post-Truth' Era

Play | A People's Guide to History in the Time of Here and Now: Two Versions of the Past


Loner and grungy Muslim-American student Jennah has just transferred to a small Michigan high school, and during the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find her place as she embarks on a battle of wills against a popular History and Civics teacher. This student production, written by Rehana Lew Mirza, asks how can we teach history when people have two versions of the present.
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Author Reading | Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area


Revealing the untold stories of fifty years of community activism at the controversial Seward Park Urban Renewal Area on New York’s Lower East Side — now the site of the mega-development Essex Crossing — Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani's Contested City sheds light on the importance of collaborative creative public projects in this complex place. Bridging art, design, activism, and urban history, this is a book for everyone who seeks to make their own city more just. The evening will feature a presentation by Gabrielle, along with reflections from her long-time collaborators Damaris Reyes, Executive Director of GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) and Tito Delgado, former SPURA resident and SPARC member.
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Staged Reading | Ghosts: A Legacy of Trauma


A researcher’s discovery of a long-held family secret unravels a legacy of trauma, asking, “Do our ancestors carry with them more than just memories?” Writer Chad Beckim’s work has been developed by Partial Comfort, LAByrinth, The Lark, Ars Nova, Naked Angels, The Old Vic, New Victory Theater, EST/Sloan, and The Playwrights Realm.
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Staged Readings, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Ghosts: A Legacy of Trauma

Author Reading | Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness


This is an anthology of personal and political essays, articles, poems, creative nonfiction, illustrations, cartoons, and photographs by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. The contributors, both established and new, are writers and artists who explore their stories of mental health, wellness, and mental illness, and experiences in all types of care systems.
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Author Reading | More Than Words: Caught Between the Love of Two Men


From the bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men. Nina has always known who she's supposed to be. But is that who she truly is? 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 to her core. As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life--her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafael--in a new light. Soon Nina finds herself caught between the world she loves, and a passion that could upend everything. More Than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live. Jill Santopolo received a BA in English literature from Columbia University and an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's the author of three successful children's and young-adult series and works as the Associate Publisher of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Santopolo travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.
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Author Reading | Nigeria: A Failed State?


Nigeria the most populous country in Africa and the centrifugal point of African politics is endemically infected by incompetence and corruption. The malaise ranges from mismanagement of mineral resources to insecurity and tribal dichotomy. The country is gliding to a failed state and the world knows little about it. Come and hear the true story from the author Robert Nwadiaru.
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Author Readings, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Nigeria: A Failed State?

Author Reading | Parkland: Birth of a Movement


On the first anniversary of the events at Parkland, Dave Cullen, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Columbine, offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders--inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement to invoke lasting change.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Poetry Reading | Reason's Dream: Wry, Rueful Poems


Celebrate the release of Roger Mitchell's new book of poems. David Wojahn writes of these poems that "their ultimate aim is the clarity of thought that can only arise from a sensibility that is deeply self-aware but never self-important. These are wry, rueful, and subtly original poems—the work of a contemporary master." Roger Mitchell is the author of twelve books of poetry. His new and selected poems, Lemon Peeled the Moment Before, was published by Ausable Press in 2008. It won the Adirondack Center for Writing's "Readers' Choice Award" the following year. The University of Akron Press published his two previous books, Half/Mask, in 2007 and Delicate Bait, which Charles Simic chose for the Akron Prize, in 2003.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Reason's Dream: Wry, Rueful Poems

Performance | Sugar, Water, Fire: Performance and Discussion


Celebrate Black History Month with a performance piece featuring poet Lacresha Berry. Afterwards, Berry will be joined by Kamau Ware from Black Gotham Experience to discuss her work which responds to the stories told in BGX’s popular walking tours highlighting the impact of the African diaspora on Downtown NYC since 1625.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Sugar, Water, Fire: Performance and Discussion

Concert | Colectivo: Music from Cuba and New York


The ensemble Tenth Intervention is equal parts presenting organization, music series and artist collective in New York City. As "ambassadors of modern music" (Interlochen Public Radio), they present bold and progressive concerts that explore the intersection of performance, experiential art, and its potential to reflect social issues. Founded in 2012 by violinist Hajnal Pivnick and composer/pianist Dorian Wallace, the group forms with the purpose of creating new work in a highly collaborative environment. Performers: clarinet: Eric Umble flute: Laura Cocks piano: Dorian Wallace violin: Hajnal Pivnick soprano: Charlotte Mundy Program: Marcos Balter: A vis Kamala Sankaram: Kivalina Mario Diaz de Leon: The Flesh Needs Fire Bethany Younge: Speech Factory Paul Pinto: 15 Photos Keyla Orozco: Negon transformation 1 José Victor Gavilondo Peón: Iku Dorian Wallace: we can make tunnels.... Zosha di Castri: Du haut de l'Orillon Gelsey Bell: Spent Horizon
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Colectivo: Music from Cuba and New York

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: Iris Karayan Keerati Jinakunwiphat // DIVE Caroline Labreche
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, 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 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Slide Lecture | Photographer Talk: Subsumed by the Environment


Mixing the everyday with a touch of the fantastical, Brooke DiDonato's photographs create surreal moments when people are obscured, subsumed or lost in the environments around them. DiDonato is a positive role model for young women. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, London, Canada and Germany and her clients include Adobe Systems, HUAWEI, Refinery 29, The New Yorker and Penguin Books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Photographer Talk: Subsumed by the Environment

Concert | Sacred Sounds: Organ Concert


Raymond Nagem is associate director of music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and a member of the organ faculty at Manhattan School of Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Sacred Sounds: Organ Concert

Talk | The Art of the Miniature


Susan Leopold on the art of the miniature, marrative constructs, and the duplicitous nature of architectural perspective. She will discuss her most recent diorama box sculptures and how urban spaces often have multi-purpose uses and act as gathering points for the human experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, The Art of the Miniature

Book Club | Invasive Species: Searing, Politically Charged Poems


Marwa Helal's searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathways for empathy, etching themselves into memory. This work centers on urgent themes in our cultural landscape, creating space for unseen victims of discriminatory foreign (read: immigration) policy: migrants, refugees--the displaced. Helal transfers lived experiences of dislocation and relocation onto the reader by obscuring borders through language.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Book Clubs, February 12, 2019, 02/12/2019, Invasive Species: Searing, Politically Charged Poems
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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