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48 free events take place on Tuesday, February 26 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 26 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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Discussion | Everything but the Food: Real Ideas to Fix Real Problems


Panel discussion exploring what impacts food security and how we are fighting the issues that create food injustice. Panelists: -- Shanna Castillo, Director, Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability, NYCHA -- Ray Figueroa-Reyes, President, NYC Community Garden Coalition -- Tony Hillery, Executive Director and Founder, Harlem Grown -- Karen Pearl, President and CEO, God's Love We Deliver -- Moderator: Charles Platkin, executive director of the NYC Food Policy Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Everything but the Food: Real Ideas to Fix Real Problems

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Discussion | Religion, Meditation, and Public Health


Doyeon Park, Buddhist Religious Life Adviser and Won Buddhist Minister, and Pilar Jennings, Visiting Lecturer at Union Theological Seminar and Psychoanalyst, will discuss Buddhist ideas about meditation. Light lunch will be served.
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Religion, Meditation, and Public Health

Film | First Man (2018): Story of the first person to walk on the Moon starring Ryan Gosling 


A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 141 min. Director: Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke. First Man received four Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards. It is based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. First Man grossed $44.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $55.6 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $100.5 million, against a production budget of $59 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, First Man (2018): Story of the first person to walk on the Moon starring Ryan Gosling&nbsp;

Classical Music | Chamber music by Juilliard musicians


Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
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Concerts, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Chamber music by Juilliard musicians

Lecture | Professor Of The Moscow Conservatory Discusses "The Piano Duet In The Era Of Romanticism"


Elena Sorokina, Professor and Chair of the Moscow Conservatory Department of Russian Music discusses "The Piano Duet in the Era of Romanticism." From 1992 through 2011, Elena Sorokina was head of the Russian music history program at the Moscow Conservatory, and from 2001 through 2009 also served as a vice-president for research and performing arts of the Moscow Conservatory. Until July 2016, she was a professor of the Russian music history and chamber ensemble programs at the Moscow Conservatory. Elena is currently living in New York and in Moscow. She is a permanent head of the jury of the piano duos competitions in Vologda and in Yekaterinburg. She gives talks at US universities (Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Boston University, New York University, Montclair University, Mannes College). Her lectures cover a wide array of topics related to Russian and European music and connections between them, history of pianism and piano duets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Professor Of The Moscow Conservatory Discusses "The Piano Duet In The Era Of Romanticism"

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 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Bach at Noon

Discussion | A Legal Empowerment Approach to Addressing Justice Barriers in the U.S. Immigration System


This talk will explore an ongoing participatory evaluation project being carried out by the New Sanctuary Coalition in collaboration with the Global Justice Clinic and Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. The collaboration assesses NSC initiatives aimed at building the power and agency of families as they move through the immigration process. NSC stands in solidarity with those facing detention and deportation, who they call “friends” rather than immigrants, and coordinates a network of volunteers who accompany friends to court, provide legal and non-legal advice at a weekly pro-se clinic, and build relationships with NSC friends, seeing up close the violence and injustice of the immigration system. The Global Justice Clinic and Bernstein Institute collaborate with NSC to evaluate the efficacy of the NSC’s approach, with a goal of producing literature highlighting the impact of legal empowerment methods to addressing justice barriers in the U.S. Immigration system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, A Legal Empowerment Approach to Addressing Justice Barriers in the U.S. Immigration System

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 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Remember the Titans (2000): Struggle of a coach starring Denzel Washington


The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. 113 min. Director: Boaz Yakin. Starring Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone. Remember the Titans had a budget of $30 million, it has grossed an estimated $115,654,751 in the U.S., and $136,706,683 worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Remember the Titans (2000): Struggle of a coach starring Denzel Washington

Staged Reading | Antigone: A Classic of Greek Drama


A staged reading by Equity actors of Sophocles' classic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Antigone: A Classic of Greek Drama

Workshop | Learn Planning For The Self-Employed Retirement


Ian Weinberg discusses financial tools every business owner needs to keep on a checklist, as well as retirement plan options and strategies for small businesses, professionals, and the self-employed. Ian M. Weinberg has been providing successful families and their companies investment planning and wealth management services for over 30 years.  His investment and financial planning advice appears frequently in financial media such as CNBC.com, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, and NBC Nightly News.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Learn&nbsp;Planning For The Self-Employed Retirement

Lesson | Adult Chess Club


The game of kings! Come and play a game of chess at the library. Don't know how to play? No problem, you can also learn with this program!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Adult Chess Club

Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Domino Club

Lecture | Go and Flow but Not Much Grow: How the Ice Sheets are Contributing to Sea Level


Speaker Tim Creyts is a glaciologist and Lamont Associate Research Professor. He works on the theory of ice sheet flow as well as data from the ice sheets. His specialty is understanding processes occurring near the base of glaciers and ice sheets. His studies have taken him from the Yukon Territory and Alaska to Iceland and Greenland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Go and Flow but Not Much Grow: How the Ice Sheets are Contributing to Sea Level

Film | Three Colors: Red (1994): Last movie of the trilogy by Kieslowski


A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. 99 min. Starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder. It is the final installment of the Three Colours Trilogy, which examines the French Revolutionary ideals. It is preceded by Blue and White. Red was released to universal critical acclaim, and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director for Kieślowski. Kieślowski had announced that this would be his final film, which proved true with the director's sudden death in 1996.
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Films, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Three Colors: Red (1994): Last movie of the trilogy by Kieslowski

Author Reading | 111 Museums in New York City You Must Not Miss: From Gaugin to Gangsters


Author Wendy Lubovich and photographer Ed Lefkowicz will be in conversation with Lauren Glassberg, WABC-TV reporter, about 111 Museums in New York City You Must Not Miss. New Yorkers love their museums. From Gauguin to gangsters, finance to food, New York City has the richest museum culture in the world. For New Yorkers, simply finding the best museums is an urban sport itself, a personal quest to seek out the cool, the curious and the uncanny. Consider this book your little cheat sheet--a treasure guide to the secret corners of the iconic museums, a field guide to the little museums you never dreamed existed.
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, 111 Museums in New York City You Must Not Miss: From Gaugin to Gangsters

Opening Reception | Alice Neel: Freedom: One of the Foremost American Figurative Painters


Alice Neel: Freedom will include a selection of paintings and significant works on paper by Alice Neel (1900-1984). With a range of works spanning her career, this exhibition focuses primarily on Neel's portrayal of the nude figure and the ways in which the artist resolutely challenged traditional perceptions of sexuality, motherhood, and beauty. One of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century, Neel was a humanist—she was fascinated by people. She loved to paint them in all their complexities—to penetrate and reveal their fears and anxieties, their defiance and survival. She also loved to paint the unadorned human figure. Her nudes explore the body with frankness while celebrating the individuality of each of her subjects, and they exemplify the freedom and courage with which she approached her work and her life. In their mastery of form, color, and implied social commentary, her nudes are as relevant today as when they were painted.
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Opening Receptions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Alice Neel: Freedom: One of the Foremost American Figurative Painters

Staged Reading | Antigone: A Classic of Greek Drama


A staged reading by Equity actors of Sophocles' classic.
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Staged Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Antigone: A Classic of Greek Drama

Screening | Brujos: Beyond Representation, Decolonizing and Queering TV


Brujos is a radically politicized, queer-of-color web series following four gay Latino doctoral students that are also witches as they try and survive the semester and a witch hunt led by the straight, wealthy, white male descendants of the first New World colonizers. Brujos’ experimental approach to production and radical ethos has garnered the show significant recognition and a cult following. Come binge watch the 12-episode series and talk with creator Ricardo Gamboa and cast members Isaac Gomez and Justin Ignatius Mitchell.
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Screenings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Brujos: Beyond Representation, Decolonizing and Queering TV

Author Reading | Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times


Irshad Manji's book equips us to engage our Other in a way that’s both authentic and strategic. Irshad Manji holds a scrappy conversation with her real-life Other: a dog named Lily. Raised in a culture that deemed dogs evil, Manji overcame the fear of her fur elder and experienced the transformative power of moving beyond labels, be they racial, sexual, religious, or partisan. Irshad Manji is founder of the Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California and the bestselling author of The Trouble with Islam Today, translated into more than thirty languages and later adapted into the Emmy-nominated PBS film Faith Without Fear.
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times

Opening Reception | Interior Life: Intimate Spaces


An exhibition of new works by artist Derrick Adams. Inspired by a tenet of Catholic theology that describes "a life which seeks God in everything,” Interior Life is a mediation on the intimate spaces of one’s mind and home, each an analog for the other. The exhibition includes new portraits on paper from the artist’s ongoing Deconstruction Worker series, installed on custom wallpaper depicting imaginary domestic environments. Adams’ spatial exploration of the relationship between the intimate and the infinite finds an ideal setting at Luxembourg & Dayan’s New York gallery, which resides in the second smallest townhouse in Manhattan. Adams’ artistic mission to devise spaces for his figures is advanced by a sophisticated and highly personalized architectural vocabulary. The fundamental processes and presentation strategies of architecture are important in his work: floor plans, elevations, sections, renderings, and construction all perform as developmental states in what he has described as “non-traditional aerial landscape portraits.” His Deconstruction Worker series consists of deftly collaged, kaleidoscopically geometric human figures that appear to live in concurrent states of atomization and coalescence. These angular constructed images of urban dwellers and the worlds that surround—and shape and reflect—their daily lives, suggest that human beings’ carefully created physical environments are replete with the invisible force of the soul. Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, and sound, as well as painting and sculpture. His artistic practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies and the ways in which human ideals become attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. Adams’ work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture on self-image and forward projection.
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Opening Receptions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Interior Life: Intimate Spaces

Film | Speak Up (2016): African and African Diaspora Writers and Artists


African and African Diaspora writers and artists have met the 21st century with unprecedented new images and visions of Africa and the world. From Lagos, Johannesburg and Dakar to Paris, New York, London, or Berlin, writers and artists of African descent are mobilizing the resources available to them, wherever they are, to think with the world and redefine the contemporary in their own images. They are re-engendering themselves and acquiring new and active identities, social, political and sexual, in their writing and artistic processes.. Director: Amandine Gay 122 min. In French with English subtitles. The director will be in conversation with art historian Sandrine Colard (African Art History, Rutgers), and poet/scholar Sylvie Kandé. Discussion in English.
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Films, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Speak Up (2016): African and African Diaspora Writers and Artists

Opening Reception | Unseen Works: David Hammons and Friends


A selection of works that have not been viewed in public for many years, some not since the early seventies, and in some cases, ever. Central to the exhibition is a 1968 work by David Hammons, "Black Boy's Window." Building upon this sculpture are a number of Hammons' body prints dating from 1969 to c. 1975, all made while he was living in Los Angeles. Works by a few of Hammons' friends and colleagues, also largely unseen in New York, accompany the Hammons. These include early works by Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Timothy Washington, all colleagues from Los Angeles, and Ed Clark, living in France at the time.
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Opening Receptions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Unseen Works: David Hammons and Friends

Lecture | A Story of Conquest in Turkey: From the Hope of Democracy to Authoritarian Drift


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP party came into power in 2002 promising to support for Turkey's bid to join the European Union and backing for an International Monetary Fund austerity programme. These policies were abandoned long ago, and no one is sure about how long the current less Western policies of Turkey will last. However behind this zigzag course between democracy and authoritarianism lies a dynamic that we call sociostructural conquest dynamic, which keep Erdoğan governments relatively strong and stable. The aim of this seminar is to discuss the authoritarian drift of Turkey around this dynamic alleged to be triggered by neoliberalization of the country. Speaker Cem Özatalay is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Galatasaray University.
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Lectures, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, A Story of Conquest in Turkey: From the Hope of Democracy to Authoritarian Drift

Workshop | Free-writing workshop


An evening of free-form creative writing! No formal writing experience is required, just enthusiasm and curiosity to see where writing takes you. Each month's Free-Writing workshop will feature a theme to inspire your writing. In our February session, the topic will be food: there's nothing quite like your favorite food, and there's nothing quite like great food writing! Record your culinary experiences using all your senses, our collection of cookbooks, and essays as prompts. This is a relaxed forum to experiment with and strengthen your writing. We offer the option, but not the requirement, to share your work in each session. Come write freely and meet other people who love writing for the sake of writing!
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Free-writing workshop

Discussion | Healthier Futures: The Economy of Biodesign


Four designers will present their research and their process of using bio-based materials to design alternatives to petrochemically based products, and will discuss the challenges of implementing radical change in the market place. Dan Grushkin of Genspace will frame the Biodesign conversation and discuss why there is a growing interest in the field. Aleksandra Gosiewski of AlgiKnit is advocating for change in the textile industry through the creation of alternative textiles. Jack Dinning of Grow Squares and Donghia healthier Materials Library is exploring alternatives to packaging and containers, and Chelsea Briganti of Loliware is tackling plastic waste with bio-based straws. All of the participants will discuss the importance of innovation and the industry challenges they face. Reception to follow.
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Healthier Futures: The Economy of Biodesign

Workshop | How To Do Marketing For Books


During this workshop, Darcie Rowan will discuss all the role of marketing your books and how publicity plays a big part of that strategy. We will discuss on and offline target and guerrilla marketing plus one of the best publicity tools that an author can work with to get reviews on their own. Come prepared with specific questions about your own book's publicity and she will give you pointers on getting more readers. Darcie Rowan has been helping authors and publishers achieve their marketing and publicity goals for more than twenty-five years. Using "big picture marketing," Darcie develops strategies that identify promotional opportunities, branding initiatives, and impactful public relations plans that get results.
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, How To Do Marketing For Books

Workshop | Learn All About LinkedIn


Have some burning questions about LinkedIn? Here's an expert to answer them! Marc W. Halpert turns this session over to you, so you can pose your most puzzling “how-to” questions to him and get concrete marketing ideas from his answers that you can really use.  The session is completely free-form and always elicits a great response, so get the most from it by coming prepared to ask your top questions and leave with concrete steps to wow your prospects and eclipse your competition. LinkedIn coach Marc W. Helpert is the author of two books; LinkedIn Marketing Strategies for Law and Professional Practices and You, Us, Them: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals Who Really Want to Make a Difference. His specialty in customized personal LinkedIn coaching has helped individuals in all walks of life and industries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Learn All About LinkedIn

Classical Music | Works by Schoenberg and more


Third Sound, the New York-based collective of chamber music performers present an eclectic program of pieces spanning a century. Schoenberg’s masterwork, Chamber Symphony, Op. 9, anchors two more recent creations, including one by Third Sound Director Patrick Castillo. Performers: Sooyun Kim, flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Karen Kim, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello; Orion Weiss, piano. Program Ingrid Arauco Fantasy-Quartet (2004) Patrick Castillo Music for Four (2017) Arnold Schoenberg Chamber Symphony, No. 1, Op. 9 (1906) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come early to guarantee your seats.
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Works by Schoenberg and more

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel. The Instructor: Maggie Frey is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, having trained & studied at Loom Yoga Bushwick in 2016-17, and has been teaching at NYPL since 2017. Maggie’s classes prioritize proper alignment and breathing while offering introductory poses accessible to all levels.
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Workshops, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Vinyasa Yoga

Discussion | Disrupting Fashion: Technology and Artificial Intelligence


After a fascinating event last season, a panel of experts further explores the impact technology and artificial intelligence are having on the fashion industry. How will AI contribute to innovations in manufacturing and marketing? What possibilities do new technologies—such as augmented reality, marketing personalization, and big data—create for companies, and what are the risks? Industry mainstays and entrepreneurs discuss the future of fashion. Featuring Zulu Williams, vice president of design for men’s sportswear at Macy’s Merchandising Group, and others.  
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Disrupting Fashion: Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Talk | On Camus, Proust and Flaubert


Author Claire Messud will discuss her work, including her most recent novel, The Burning Girl, as well as how French authors such as Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert have impacted her writings, with Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States Bénédicte de Montlaur. Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of six works of fiction, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.
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Talks, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, On Camus, Proust and Flaubert

Discussion | Poets on Craft


With: Elizabeth Bryant is a poetry and prose writer from Minnesota. She studied History and Black Studies at Swarthmore College, graduating with a B.A. Previously, she interned at The Given’s Foundation for African American Literature in Minnesota; at Cave Canem, she served as an intern, workshop assistant, and the Interim Programs Coordinator. Elizabeth joined Cave Canem full-time in April 2017 and is now the Programs & Communications Manager. Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, published by Gival Press and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry.  Melissa Castillo Planas is editor of the anthology, ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets (Arte Público Press, 2017), co-editor of La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades (Ohio State University Press, 2016), the author of the poetry collection Coatlicue Eats the Apple (VerseSeven (Pulse), 2016), and co-author of the novel, Pure Bronx (Augustus Publishing, 2013).
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Discussions, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Poets on Craft

Author Reading | Dead Men's Trousers: The Latest from the Author of Trainspotting


A spectacular return of the wild, dissolute gang from Trainspotting, from the author Irvine Welsh, who the The New York Times called "Blisteringly funny.... " The gang from Trainspotting have mostly cleaned up their act ... until they are drawn back together to Scotland for one last scheme -- a scheme one of them won't survive. It's an action-packed, hilarious and rollicking trip, as well as a moving elegy to the crew. Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and - much to Mark's astonishment - doesn't seem interested in revenge. Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry - so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn't really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men's Trousers? Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Dead Men's Trousers: The Latest from the Author of Trainspotting

Author Reading | Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More


Life Admin will give you many hours of your life back. Every day an unseen form of labor creeps into our lives—stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules and our relationships, and earning neither appreciation nor compensation in return. This labor is life admin: the kind of secretarial and managerial work necessary to run a life and a household. Life Admin tackles the problem of admin in all its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling doctors appointments and paying bills, to life-cycle events like planning a wedding, a birth, a funeral. Elizabeth Emens explores how this labor is created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, reduce, and redistribute admin whenever possible—as individuals and as a society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More

Author Reading | Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt


Bringing together a decade of AK Thompson’s essays on the culture of revolt, Premonitions offers an engaged assessment of contemporary radical politics. Inspired by Walter Benjamin, Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to disabuse readers—and rebels—of cherished certainties. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream culture or tracing our course toward the moment of reckoning ahead, the essays in Premonitions are both practical investigations and prescient provocations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt

Author Reading | Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table


The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told, recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, Savage Feast explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. A revealing personal story and family memoir told through meals and recipes, Savage Feast begins with Boris’s childhood in Soviet Belarus, where good food was often worth more than money. He describes the unlikely dish that brought his parents together and how years of Holocaust hunger left his grandmother so obsessed with bread that she always kept five loaves on hand. She was the stove magician and Boris’ grandfather the master black marketer who supplied her, evading at least one firing squad on the way. These spoils kept Boris’ family—Jews who lived under threat of discrimination and violence—provided-for and protected. Despite its abundance, food becomes even more important in America, which Boris’ family reaches after an emigration through Vienna and Rome filled with marvel, despair, and bratwurst. How to remain connected to one’s roots while shedding their trauma? The ambrosial cooking of Oksana, Boris’s grandfather’s Ukrainian home aide, begins to show him the way. His quest takes him to a farm in the Hudson River Valley, the kitchen of a Russian restaurant on the Lower East Side, a Native American reservation in South Dakota, and back to Oksana’s kitchen in Brooklyn. His relationships with women—troubled, he realizes, for reasons that go back many generations—unfold concurrently, finally bringing him, after many misadventures, to an American soulmate. Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and immigrated to the United States in 1988 at the age of nine. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His first novel, A Replacement Life, won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, was one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books, and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. He lives in New York.
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Author Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table

Staged Reading | World Avoided: Saving the Ozone Layer


When the scientific community realized that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer, world governments, big business and scientists came together to save the world. Following the reading will be a reception and special panel discussion with playwright Andrea Lepcio and several individuals who have contributed to the success of the Montreal Protocol: Dr. Stephen O. Andersen, Dr. Suely Carvalho, Dr. David Fahey, and Durwood Zaelke.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, World Avoided: Saving the Ozone Layer

Talk | Artist Talk: From Painting to Comics and the Reverse


Miroslav Sekulić-Struja will talk about how he combines painting and storytelling. He will reveal different phases of his creative process. He will also talk about technical challenges of working with gouache in comics.  Miroslav Sekulic-Struja is a Paris-based Croatian artist. He was rewarded several times for two volumes of his graphic novels Pelote dans la fumée which were published by French editor Actes Sud in 2013 and 2016. Meanwhile he had numerous exhibitions and live-painting performances in France, Belgium and Switzerland.  At the moment he is working on his third  graphic novel. The artist will appear via Skype from Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Artist Talk: From Painting to Comics and the Reverse

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: K. Go Pei Ling Ho J. Alex Mathews
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Lecture | Indigenous Resistance in an Era of Climate Change


Nick Estes delivers insights from the book Our History is the Future. The book examines Indigenous spaces of anti-colonial resistance in the city, the countryside, and the reservation. From police violence to extractive industries, each is deeply connected to environmental justice. A closer look at Native movements shows how deeply connected urban and rural spaces are to decolonization in North America. Estes is Kul Wicasa from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and a co-founder of the Red Nation, an organization dedicated to Native liberation. He is the author of the forthcoming book Our History is the Future: #NoDAPL, Standing Rock, and the Long Traditions of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019), and edited with Jaskiran Dhillon the forthcoming volume #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi: Reflections on Standing Rock (University of Minnesota, 2019).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Indigenous Resistance in an Era of Climate Change

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 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: -- Pundit / blogger and very funny lady Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up") -- Author / storyteller Michele Carlo (The Moth, "Fish Out Of Agua") -- Dave Lester (SIRIUS XM) -- Illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow) -- Aladdin Ullah (Dishwasher Dreams) -- Music guest Joanna Parson (WNYC Radio’s “The Next Big Thing").
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Talk | Photographer Talk: Cultural Identity and Sense of Place


Haruka Sakaguchi’s documentary work focuses on cultural identity and sense of place, and has been published on The New York Times, Time, Open Society Foundations, British Journal of Photography, Burn Magazine, Rangefinder, and Buzzfeed. Presented by MPS Digital Photography as part of its i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series. Haruka's recent project 1945 was on display at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo from November 2017 thru November 2018. She was born in Osaka, Japan and immigrated to the US with her parents when she was three months old.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Talks, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, Photographer Talk: Cultural Identity and Sense of Place

Talk | A Conversation with Renowned Conductor Herbert Blomstedt


New York Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda engages conductor Herbert Blomstedt in a conversation about the highlights of his career, spanning more than 60 years. Discover the convictions and ethos of one of the most estimable artists of our time prior to his concerts featuring masterworks by Grieg and Dvořák.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Talks, February 26, 2019, 02/26/2019, A Conversation with Renowned Conductor Herbert Blomstedt
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