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34 free events take place on Thursday, February 14 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 14 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 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, 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 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, 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.
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Tours, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Film | Pride & Prejudice (1940): Romance Based On Jane Austen's Famous Novel


The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter. 118 min. Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland.    Pride and Prejudice received an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White. The screenplay was written by Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin, adapted specifically from the stage adaptation by Helen Jerome in addition to Jane Austen's novel. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Pride & Prejudice (1940): Romance Based On Jane Austen's Famous Novel

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes


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. All levels of experience welcome. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes

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 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, 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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Film | The Red Shoes (1948): Two Oscar winning British Drama


A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. 134 min. Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. At the 21st Academy Awards, The Red Shoes won awards for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. It also had nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Today, it is regarded as one of the best films of Powell and Pressburger's partnership, and in 1999, it was voted the 9th greatest British film of all time by the British Film Institute. In 2017, a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw it ranked the 5th best British film ever. Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all-time favourite films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, The Red Shoes (1948): Two Oscar winning British Drama

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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Tours, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | How To Build An Operational Plan For Your Business


Many businesses fail not because of a bad business idea, but because there was no system that standardized, measured, and improved its operations. The goal of this course is to help you translate your business concept into an efficient operation that continuously improves and raises your bottom line. In this course, you will learn: Learn about the value and components of a business operational plan Map your business’s processes, resources, and partners using a business model canvas Identify your critical processes, and alternative processes for them Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and KPI goals for your business
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Workshops, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, How To Build An Operational Plan For Your Business

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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Workshops, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Concert | A capella Ensemble Performs Works from Medieval and Renaissance Eras


This program aims to juxtapose some of the most expressive sacred and secular vocal music of the medieval and Renaissance eras, featuring dramatic settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Alonso Lobo and Ferrabosco the Elder alongside heartfelt and heart-wrenching love songs from Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and others. About the ensemble Khorikos is one of New York's most distinguished a cappella ensembles, performing a wide range of music from medieval polyphony to contemporary sound sculpture. The ensemble aims to reinvent choral music by exploring the musical and emotional links between master composers from centuries past and their living counterparts. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls are some of the places they have performed at. Performers: Mary Foster, Rachel Boeglin, Noele Flowers, sopranos; Carah Naseem, Audrey May DeRocker, Erika Ji, altos; Justin Ballard, Michael Noel, tenors; Benjamin Martinson, tenor/baritone; Chris Cotter, Adam Stasiw, baritone/bass; Alec Galambos, baritone and conductor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, A capella Ensemble Performs Works from Medieval and Renaissance Eras

Film | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. 120 min. Director: Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh. The film was announced in August 2013 after the rights to the book were purchased. Much of the cast signed on in the spring of 2017, and filming took place from April to June of that year in parts of Malaysia and Singapore. The film grossed $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade.
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller

Film | Top Hat (1935): Four time Oscar nominated musical comedy


An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. 101 min. Director: Mark Sandrich. Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as Art Direction, Original Song, and Dance Direction. In 1990, Top Hat was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film ranked number 15 on the 2006 American Film Institute's list of best musicals.
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Top Hat (1935): Four time Oscar nominated musical comedy

Film | Two Time Oscar Winning The Quiet Man (1952): Boxer Finds Love


A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. 129 min. Director: John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald. The Quiet Man won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Two Time Oscar Winning The Quiet Man (1952): Boxer Finds Love

Film | Jane Eyre (2011): Oscar nominated movie of the famous novel


A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. 120 min. Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell. The screenplay is written by Moira Buffini based on Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, a classic of the Gothic, bildungsroman, and romance genres. The film's costume design, led by Michael O'Connor, was nominated for an Academy Award.
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Jane Eyre (2011): Oscar nominated movie of the famous novel

Film | Searching (2018): Father searching for his daughter


After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. 102 min. Director: Aneesh Chaganty. Starring John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee. Searching is the first mainstream Hollywood thriller headlined by an Asian-American actor. The film was a financial and critical success, grossing over $75 million worldwide against a $1 million budget and receiving praise for its direction, acting, unique visual presentation and unpredictable storyline.
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Workshop | Discovering the Basics of Insurance


Peter Creedon discusses the how and why of protecting what you cherish most including life, health,disability, property, and business. Learn the basics and more common insurance needs and coverage. Peter J. Creedon is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Brook Advisors. With over 18 years of experience in the financial planning industry, he founded Crystal Brook Advisors to help young professionals and business owners reach their planning goals. He has been published on various media channels, some examples are Credit.com, Investor Business Daily, Go Banking Rates, Investopedia, and more.
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Master Class | Principal hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Hornist Laurens Woudenberg studied with Hans Dullaert and Herman Jeurissen at the Royal Conservatoire in his city of birth, The Hague. In 2006 Laurens Woudenberg joined the horn section of Het Gelders Orkest, where he ultimately became principal hornist. Since 2012 Laurens Woudenberg has been principal hornist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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Concerts, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Principal hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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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Master Class | Clarinet master class


Clarinetist Calogero Palermo is the principal clarinet of the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and he has collaborated with prestigious conductors such as Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Yuri Temirkanov, Daniele Gatti, Herbert Blomstedt, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Iván Fischer, Neemi Järvi, Charles Dutoit and Riccardo Muti. His career as concert player is one with his didactic work, giving specialized courses and masterclasses in Italy and abroad: Mozarteum Salzburg, CRR de Parigi, University of Gothenburg, Conservatoire de Lyon, Tokyo University of the Arts, Malmö Academy of Music, Conservatori Liceu de Barcellona and IMEP Institut Superieur de Musique et de Pédagogie de Namur. He is the author of the series Soli d’Orchestra for clarinet with piano accompaniment, the first volume of which has been published.
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Opening Reception | in the name of love: Sexuality and the African American Experience


Working in a variety of media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and installation—Steve Locke traces his own memories and the formation of his sexuality, offering a testimony of his loves and losses that he situates in the larger context of the vulnerabilities of the African American experience. In works that confront growing up gay and coming under fire from religious extremists and sculptures and texts that echo the brutalities inflicted on the bodies of black men, Locke offers his intimate, honest inquiry of his own history which, in turn, interrogates the American landscape in which the work is made. Steve Locke (b. 1963, Cleveland) is a Boston-based artist. He has been artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2016) and for the City of Boston (2018). He has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and The Art Matters Foundation. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. He is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art.
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Opening Receptions, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, in the name of love: Sexuality and the African American Experience

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. Led by Elizabeth Leonard, writer and writing workshop leader certified to lead creative writing workshops with NY Writers Coalition.
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Author Reading | 2 New Books on Early American Sexuality


Colonial taxonomies of sexual behavior emerged in the early-modern Americas through the category of nature; however, even as these taxonomies sorted sex acts with racializing logics, they imploded disciplinary categories with their (mis)inscribing of bodies. In celebration of their new books, Sins Against Nature and The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Zeb Tortorici and Greta LaFleur present their analyses of the settler colonial imbrication of sex and the (un)natural, which fiction writers, archivists, and judicial figures from distinct European empires employed — and continue to employ — as they represented and archived aberrant bodily acts such as sodomy, bestiality, masturbation, captivity and more. By queering the archives of New Spain and locating sexuality in the Early American environment rather than in discrete bodies, both authors offer new insights and methods for analyzing the histories of sexuality. The book presentations will be followed by a conversation moderated by Justin Abraham Linds, a PhD student.
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Author Readings, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, 2 New Books on Early American Sexuality

Reading | A New Digital Edition of Marcel Proust’s Correspondence


Spend the evening exploring Proust’s letters and learning about the new, open-access digital edition of Proust’s correspondence. Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel In Search of Lost Time published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. François Proulx received his PhD from Harvard and is currently Assistant Professor of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He co-edited the volume Proust and the Arts (Cambridge University Press, 2015). As a member of the Proust Team at the Institute for Texts and Manuscripts (CNRS, Paris), he is a regular contributor to the journal Bulletin d’informations proustiennes. His new book, Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France, is forthcoming from University of Toronto Press. Caroline Szylowicz is Kolb-Proust Librarian and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, where she oversees the Marcel Proust collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the digitization of Philip Kolb’s research notes in the Kolb-Proust Archive for Research. She has published several articles on Proust’s drawings, his correspondence, as well as an inventory of the Illinois Proust collection. She is a member of the Proust Team at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (CNRS, Paris) and the Caxton Club (Chicago, Il). Françoise Leriche is Professor and member of the Litt&Arts research group at the Université Grenoble Alpes. She is the scientific director of the Corr-Proust project and the editor of the anthology Lettres (2004). A longtime member of the Proust Team at the Institute for Texts and Manuscripts (CNRS, Paris), she co-edited a digital edition of Proust’s Agenda 1906 (2015). Her publications include Genèse et correspondances (co-edited with Alain Pagès, 2012) and numerous works on Proust.
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Readings, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, A New Digital Edition of Marcel Proust&rsquo;s Correspondence

Workshop | How to build your professional network with LinkedIn


John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: Your LinkedIn profile, and creating your own personal network Networking strategies to expand your network Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining groups will benefit you in ways that you may not realize John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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Lesson | Introduction to the Political Economy of Gender


This course will present economic concepts from a feminist perspective and critically discuss some assumptions and conclusions of the economic discipline. The overall objective of this course is to allow the students to critically assess some economic statements and understand the gender bias that they carry. The course will start by discussing the social construction of gender and its correlation to class, followed by an overall critique of the discipline of economics. Students will then gain exposure to feminist economic theory and the counterpart concepts necessary to build an economic system that is not gender biased. The topic of the first session will be The Social Construction of Gender and Class. The Professor: Luiza Nassif Pires is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research. She holds a Bachelor's and Masters' degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, her home city. Her specializations are Development Economics, Feminist Economics, Industrial Economics and Macroeconomic Modeling.
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Lessons, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Introduction to the Political Economy of Gender

Film | People on Sunday (1930): silent film about Weimer-era Berlin, experimental film which became a mainstream hit


An effervescent, sunlit silent film about city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing in Weimar-era Berlin. Years before they moved to Hollywood, four young German filmmakers—later noir masters Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, and future Oscar winners Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman—collaborated on this effervescent, sunlit silent about city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing in Weimar-era Berlin. Combining documentary footage with dramatic storytelling, this experimental film became a mainstream hit, presaging both Italian neorealism and the French New Wave. 73 min.
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6:30 pm
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Films, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, People on Sunday (1930): silent film about Weimer-era Berlin, experimental film which became a mainstream hit

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 | Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon


Author Maxine Gordon considers the influence of legendary tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. A mix of biography, history, and memoir, Gordon’s wife has completed the book that her late husband began.
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Author Readings, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Author Reading | Tinkers: Tenth Anniversary of the Pulitzer-Winning Novel


Celebrate the publication of the deluxe 10th anniversary edition of Tinkers with a conversation between author Paul Harding and Elizabeth McCracken, moderated by Michele Filgate. Paul Harding's modern classic begins with an old man who lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past, where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature. The story behind this bestselling debut―the first independently published Pulitzer Prize winner since A Confederacy of Dunces nearly thirty years before―is as extraordinary as the prose within it. Inspired by his family’s history, Paul Harding began writing Tinkers when his rock band broke up. Following numerous rejections from large publishers, Harding was about to shelve the manuscript when Bellevue Literary Press offered a contract. After being accepted by BLP, but before it was even published, the novel developed a following among independent booksellers from coast to coast. Readers and critics soon fell in love, and it went on to receive the Pulitzer Prize, prompting the New York Times to declare the novel’s remarkable success “the most dramatic literary Cinderella story of recent memory.” Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: Enon and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tinkers. He teaches at Stony Brook Southampton.
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Author Reading | Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence


Kristen R. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. She argues here that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past. By rejecting the bad and salvaging the good, we can adapt some socialist ideas to the 21st century and improve our lives. Women are standing up for themselves like never before, from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women’s march to the long-overdue public outcry against sexual harassment. Interest in socialism is also on the rise—whether it’s the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America. It’s become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn’t working for us, and Ghodsee is the informed, lively guide who can show us the way forward. Ghodsee and Sarah Jaffe will discuss why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex.
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Concert | Traditional Musical Styles from Cape Verde


Part of a growing group of post-colonial Cape Verdean artists reclaiming traditional musical styles, Tcheka is building a distinctly 21st-century catalog of songs influenced by batuku and other indigenous genres, Brazilian music, Afropop, jazz, blues, and rock. With expressive vocals and dynamic guitar style, he draws audiences into universal themes of love, loss, beauty, social justice, and what it means to be home.
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2019, 02/14/2019, Traditional Musical Styles from Cape Verde

Play | The Woman / The Man: An Evening of Two One-Act Plays


The Woman / The Man is a theatrical double feature comprised of two Obie-winning plays: Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro and Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead. Sarah, a young woman living in New York, struggles with her racial identity in Funnyhouse of a Negro. A child born at the intersection of Black and White, Sarah encounters images of her heritage through manifestations of historical figures from Jesus Christ to Queen Victoria to Patrice Lumumba in Kennedy’s dreamlike portrait of what it means to be a Woman of Color in America. In The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, Black Man is trapped in a perpetual state of execution. Set in “the great hole” in American History, the legacies and lives of forgotten and omitted African American men and women remain unheard and unseen. Echoes of Black American culture and stereotypes are personified in Parks’ surreal narrative of the historical repetition of racial inequality.
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