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52 free events take place on Thursday, February 28 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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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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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 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Conference | Narrative in the Natural Sciences and Humanities


While all disciplines employ narrative in their work to summarize and communicate their theories, methods, and results, the realm of narrating (more colloquially known as storytelling) has traditionally been considered a literary or historical endeavor under the purview of the humanities and social sciences. This is no longer the case. As evidenced by the burgeoning fields of narrative medicine and science communication, narratives and narrating are also important tools for the natural sciences. Neuroscientists have even recently proposed that “narrative” may be a better way of theorizing about the processes by which the brain represents the context used to sort and order memories in order to create a timeline of events. In light of this development, the conference seeks to explore the following topics: -- What “narrative” means, and the role it plays, in the humanities, social sciences, journalism, law, the natural sciences, and medicine. -- Why humans create narratives–perspectives from anthropology to neuroscience. -- Narrating with “qualitative” and with “quantitative” data. -- Communicating to the public through narratives and storytelling.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Narrative in the Natural Sciences and Humanities

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 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Master Class | Internationally Renowned Conductor And Harpsichordist


Renowned conductor and harpsichordist William Christie instructs Juilliard Historical Performance students in a private master class. Georg Philip Teleman “Paris” Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:e4 Bethanne Walker, flute; Shelby Yamin, violin; Morgan Little, cello; Jacob Dassa, harpsichord. Dieterich Buxtehude Sonata in D minor for violin, viola da gamba, and continuo, Op.1 no.6 Chloe Kim, violin; J. Adam Young, viola da gamba; David Belkovski, harpsichord; Joshua Stauffer, theorbo. J.S. Bach Excerpts from Sonata in B Minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1030 Bethanne Walker, flute; Francis Yun, harpsichord. As a guest conductor, William Christie often appears at opera festivals such as Glyndebourne or at opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Zurich Opernhaus, or the Opéra National de Lyon. Between 2002 and 2007, he regularly appeared as a guest conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic. William Christie acquired French nationality in 1995. He is a Commandeur in both the Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Grand Officier in the Ordre National du Mérite. He is Docteur Honoris Causa of the State University of New York in Buffalo and of the Juilliard School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Internationally Renowned Conductor And Harpsichordist

Film | The Awful Truth (1937): Oscar Winning Comedy with Cary Grant


Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. Director: Leo McCarey. Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy. In 1996, The Awful Truth was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It won an Academy Award for Best Director and also had five other Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, The Awful Truth (1937): Oscar Winning Comedy with Cary Grant

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

Workshop | How To Do Clay Ring Dishes


A chance to try your hand at do-it-yourself crafts. This month the clay medium will be explored. All levels are welcome. At this session clay ring dishes will be done. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, How To Do Clay Ring Dishes

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 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Bach at Noon

Film | Kings Go Forth (1958): World War II film starring Frank Sinatra and Natalie Wood


Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her. 109 min. Director: Delmer Daves. Starring Tony Curtis. The screenplay was written by Merle Miller from the novel of the same name by Joe David Brown, and the film was directed by Delmer Daves. The Music was written by Elmer Bernstein. It includes Frank Sinatra's song Monique, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Kings Go Forth (1958):  World War II film starring Frank Sinatra and Natalie Wood

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 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, 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.
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Master Class | Piano Master Class With Renowned Artist


Pianist Ann Schein has performed with conductors including George Szell, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, James dePreist, David Zinman, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, and Sir Colin Davis, and with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Washington National Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  In November, 2018, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement in the Performing Arts by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post has written, “Thank heaven for Ann Schein…what a relief it is to hear a pianist who, with no muss or fuss, simply reaches right into the heart of whatever she is playing – and creates music so powerful you cannot tear yourself away”. 
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Piano Master Class With Renowned Artist

Concert | Baroque and late Renaissance music


Anima performs music of the Baroque and late Renaissance. About the ensemble Anima specializes in music of the Baroque and late Renaissance for voice, violin, and harp-based continuo. Together since 2005, Anima brings the music and culture of the 17th Century into focus for today’s listeners with intimate and engaging concerts. The group toured Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee with both concerts and educational programs. Performers Beth Anne Hatton, soprano Vita Wallace, baroque violin Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba & lirone Christa Patton, harp
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Baroque and late Renaissance music

Film | Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018): Sixth of the series starring Tom Cruise


Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. 147 min. Director: Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames. It is the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie following the 2015 film Rogue Nation. Mission: Impossible - Fallout was a box office success, grossing $791 million worldwide, making it the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018, Cruise's highest-grossing film to date, and the highest-grossing film in the franchise, surpassing Ghost Protocol.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018): Sixth of the series starring Tom Cruise

Film | Night School (2018): High school dropouts coming back to school


A group of high school dropouts are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school. 111 min. Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle. Night School has grossed over $103 million worldwide. Principal photography on the film began in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2017.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Night School (2018): High school dropouts coming back to school

Film | No Time for Sergeants (1958): Comedy at the Air Force


Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King. 119 min. Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Starring Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams. The film is based on a play inspired by the original novel. No Time for Sergeants was a major hit, and was largely responsible for launching the careers of Griffith and Knotts.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, No Time for Sergeants (1958): Comedy at the Air Force

Film | Unbroken (2014): Three time Oscar nominated war movie based on a true story by Angelina Jolie


After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 137 min. Director: Angelina Jolie. Starring Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson. Unbroken had three Academy Awards nomination for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. The script was written by the Coen brothers, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson, based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Unbroken grossed $115.6 million in the U.S. and Canada and $47.6 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $163 million, against a budget of $65 million.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Unbroken (2014): Three time Oscar nominated war movie based on a true story by Angelina Jolie

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Lesson | Advanced American Sign Language


This workshop helps students to become a fluent communicator with other ASL users. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
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Lessons, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Advanced American Sign Language

Conference | Queer Disruptions III


This will be the third year of Queer Disruptions and this year an international slate of esteemed scholars, activists, and artists will convene to reflect on the seminal conference Black Nations/Queer Nations from 1995.
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Conferences, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Queer Disruptions III

Opening Reception | Sherrie Levine: After Reinhardt


Levine’s work engages many of the core tenets of postmodern art, in particular challenging notions of originality, authenticity, and identity. Levine rose to prominence as a member of the Pictures Generation, a group of artists based in New York in the late 1970s and 1980s whose work examined the structures of signification underlying mass-circulated images—and, in many cases, directly appropriated these images in order to imbue them with new, critically inflected meaning. Since then, Levine has created a singular and complex body of work in a variety of media (including photography, painting, and sculpture) that often explicitly reproduces artworks and motifs from the Western art-historical canon.
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Sherrie Levine: After Reinhardt

Workshop | Writer's Circle


This workshop will begin by creating a caring community where participants can talk about who they are as writers. Then, they’ll answer that all important question: how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life.
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Writer's Circle

Author Reading | Is Shame Necessary?


Professor and author Jennifer Jacquet discusses her book, Is Shame Necessary?. "A trenchant case for the use of public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance, Is Shame Necessary? explores how one of society’s oldest tools can be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform. Examining how we can retrofit the art of shaming for the age of social media, Jennifer Jacquet shows that we can challenge corporations and even governments to change policies and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment. Urgent and illuminating, Is Shame Necessary? offers an entirely new understanding of how shame, when applied in the right way and at the right time, has the capacity to keep us from failing our planet and, ultimately, from failing ourselves." “Powerful. . . . An incisive argument. . . . [Jacquet’s] results are fascinating.” —Chicago Tribune “A sharp dissection. . . . [Jacquet] exposes the ways shame plays into collective ideas of punishment and reward, and the social mechanisms that dictate the ways we dictate our behavior.” —The Boston Globe “Thought-provoking.” —The Economist
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Author Readings, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Is Shame Necessary?

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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Poetry Reading | 2 poets read their work


Grave illness, profound disability, and stunning cruelty and betrayal are Jennifer Franklin’s catalysts in No Small Gift: turning the chaos of her trauma into meaning, rediscovering a voice embedded under sutures and scars, making a whole from rent parts. "As a series, the poems in Bliumis-Dunn’s Echolocation swing back and forth from the natural world keenly observed—rain, birds, sunflowers, even a clam— to the contortions of the human heart, mostly caused by hurt and loss. And isn’t that where the best poetry resides, between the thing and the emotion, the swan and the grief?" —Billy Collins
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Poetry Readings, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, 2 poets read their work

Opening Reception | Antonakos: Red+: Art Inspired by Architecture


An exhibition of works by Stephen Antonakos curated specifically for the gallery’s extraordinary architecture. In one color and of widely different scale, the selections span the decades from the 1960s to 2007 and include an early model, a Neon Canvas, and four kinds of drawings. The early model for a massive 40-45-foot wide neon installation establishes the artist’s central concern: activating space. The scale of the sculpture is indicated by the Plexiglas walls and ceiling, not merely by the central object. The intensity of neon color that would fill its surrounding space is an essential element. Stephen Antonakos came to New York with his family from Greece in 1930. He drew constantly as a young person. After serving in WWII he established his studio in the fur district, where his early Assemblages and Sewlages incorporated found objects and materials (real things). These works were shown in such galleries as Martha Jackson and Charles Byron. From the mid-1960s onward, his site-specific neon sculptures and installations were exhibited often at the Fischbach and John Weber Galleries and increasingly in museums and galleries across the US and in major cities throughout Europe and in Japan.
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Antonakos: Red+: Art Inspired by Architecture

Film | Black Rain (1989): NYC Cops in Japan, starring Michael Douglas


Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. 125 min. Director: Ridley Scott. Starring Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura. Black Rain was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Sound (Donald O. Mitchell, Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Keith A. Wester) and Best Sound Effects Editing. The film was well publicized before its release, as it was Douglas's first film since winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Wall Street and his first film in a year. This film marks the first collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Ridley Scott. He would go on to score several more films for Scott, including Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down and Matchstick Men. Japanese actor Yūsaku Matsuda, who played Sato, died of bladder cancer shortly after the film's completion. Director Ridley Scott dedicated the film to his memory.The film grossed a total of $46.2 million in the United States and Canada and $88 million in other territories, for a worldwide gross of $134.2 million.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Black Rain (1989): NYC Cops in Japan, starring Michael Douglas

Opening Reception | Found and Ready: 3 Sculptors


An exhibition featuring sculptures by Alexis Dahan, Tom Sachs and Aaron Young. The title echoes the idea of “ready-made” which describes the phenomenon of placing a mass produced object into an art context. Since Duchamp, this definition has evolved and has been relabeled with the trope “found-object”. This exhibition takes the term “found-object” literally and explores variations of this method when applied to elements that can be found on the streets of New York City.
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Found and Ready: 3 Sculptors

Workshop | How To Find Your Own Path To Success


What does it mean to be successful? How do you get there? With all the complexities of modern life, our changing economy and digital culture, the markers of success are constantly shifting, confusing or just plain elusive. Kristina Leonardi shares tools, tips and insights to help further you along the path to your own personal and professional fulfillment and finding your place in world, no matter how you define success for yourself. Kristina Leonardi is founder of The Women’s Mosaic, a nonprofit organization that promotes intercultural understanding and empowerment among women. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of Sales for a promotion item firm. She is one of the coaches at NY Women in Communications and is a vetted coach as part of The Muse’s Coach Connect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, How To Find Your Own Path To Success

Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Julliard singers and pianists perform

Master Class | Solo Flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic


Flutist Karl-Heinz Schütz has appeared at international festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz, Graz, Montpellier, Rheingau, Sapporoand Prague, among others. He has performed as soloist across Europe and Japan, with performances of the importantflute concertos with Wiener Philharmonikerand Symphoniker as well as NHK Tokyo and Sapporo symphony orchestra. Conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Fabio Luisi, Yakov Kreizberg, Dmitrij Kitajenko and Bertrand de Billy invited him to be the soloist in their concerts. Currently he is Solo Flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic and Professor of Flute at the Music and Art University of Vienna.
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Solo Flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic

Workshop | The Economic “Man” and the Household in 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 third session will be The Economic “Man” and the Household. 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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Workshops, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, The Economic &ldquo;Man&rdquo; and the Household in Economy of Gender

Talk | The March First Movement: 100 Years On


The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the March First Movement, the largest uprising against Japanese rule during the colonial period (1910-1945). The movement’s now mythic status in Korean nationalism has obscured much of its complexity. This talk aims to put the movement into a broader context by discussing some of its lesser-known or forgotten aspects. By doing so, it will be possible to have a better understanding of how the movement was a crucial movement in the development of Korean nationalism and how it is important to understanding Korea today. With: MIchael Shin
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Talks, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, The March First Movement: 100 Years On

Film | Forbidden Games (1952): Classic French Cinema


A great classic film set during World War II: two children attempt to overcome the brutality of the surrounding world by creating a paradise of their own. Directed by René Clément 86 min.
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Films, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Forbidden Games (1952): Classic French Cinema

Dance Performance | Moving Mad, Queer, and Crip: Artful Reasearch, and Living


Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers dance a quartet that embraces critical disability and Mad theory, spoken word, dance, and film, offering critical reflections on the generative possibilities of disability and madness in the arts. Followed by a discussion with Hentyle Yapp (Art & Public Policy) and André Lepecki (Performance Studies). 
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Dance Performances, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Moving Mad, Queer, and Crip: Artful Reasearch, and Living

Poetry Reading | Relative Genitive: Echoes of Great Russian Poets


Author Val Vinokur translates two of the great Russian poets of the early twentieth century: the Acmeist neo-classicist Osip Mandelstam and the Futurist revolutionary Vladimir Mayakovsky. This unlikely combination is elegantly woven together by the thread of Vinokur’s own poems, echoing the sound and spirit of the poets he has translated, and collapsing the distance between high culture and low, beauty and wreckage, origin and destination.
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Poetry Readings, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Relative Genitive: Echoes of Great Russian Poets

Jazz | A Tribute to the Ladies of Jazz & Blues: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James


Featuring Emilie Surtees, a captivating vocalist who is impacting the music scene with her debut CD Reflections Of You.
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, A Tribute to the Ladies of Jazz & Blues: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Etta James

Discussion | Neuroscience, Art and the Construction of Reality


Richard Axel, Neuroscience, and Sarah Sze, Visual Arts, discuss the construction of reality in the first of a new series of conversations between artists and neuroscientists. Moderated by Carol Becker, School of the Arts, and Rui Costa, Neuroscience.
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Discussions, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Neuroscience, Art and the Construction of Reality

Lecture | Swarm Intelligence: From Insects to Humans


Sometimes the whole really is more than the sum of its parts. As humans, we organize ourselves into groups that accomplish more than any of us could alone, and so do many other animals. This is an exploration of these remarkable phenomena, from the construction of nests by ants and wasps, to the schooling of fish and the behavior of human crowds. Guy Theraulaz of the Center for Research in Animal Cognition (Paul Sabatier University, France) shares his influential research about collective behavior in insect societies. He is the co-author of Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems.  
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Lecture | Women and the Laws: Reading Le Code Noir


Le Code Noir, the body of law advanced by the government of Louis XIV in the world of 17th-century France, is one of the first codified legal documents regarding judicial conduct toward enslaved persons in the French colonies of the New World. As slavery increasingly established an iron-clad relationship between skin color and the absence of human and civil rights, what implications did it have for other colonial powers operating in the Atlantic context? The terrors of Le Code Noir for the bonded female and her children were determined by the dictum “partus sequitur ventrem”, Latin for “that which is brought forth follows the womb”. The codification of hereditary racial slavery highlights the contradictions that throw into crisis our entire understanding today of the repertoire of intimacy and sentimentality. Speaker Hortense Spillers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt chair in English at Vanderbilt University; on leave this year from her home institution, she is serving this semester as the M.H. Abrams distinguished visiting professor in English at Cornell University where she taught from 1987 to 2006. Her essay collection, Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture appeared in 2003 and has been the subject of various symposiums and critiques.
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Concert | A Carnival Celebration on Fat Thursday


Celebrated in Catholic countries, the ancient ritual of Carnival came from Portugal to Brazil and over time became an otherwise forbidden outlet for the expression of the Afro-Brazilian culture. The Samba, Rio De Janeiro's famous carnival rhythm, actually traces its roots back to Bahia and the Maracatu from Pernambuco, some of many magical Brazilian rhythms derived from Africans and their descendants. Brazilian percussionist and professor at the Manhattan School of Music Rogerio Boccato will open the musical evening with a brief demonstration of how these roots apply to Brazilian popular song while world renowned drummer Will Calhoun will draw from his performing experiences in Brazil and Africa to unite these sounds with Italian vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi, whose extensive touring and recording career in Brazil has earned her the title of honorary citizen of the state of Rio De Janeiro. Also accompanying Mafalda will be renowned jazz pianist Art Hirahara and her long time collaborator in countless Italian and South American tours, guitarist Paul Ricci. The repertoire will focus on the many forms of Brazilian song that owe their roots to the Afro Brazilian carnival rhythms which then over time and space extended well beyond Brazil. Italian song will also be an important element in the evolution of the show, thanks above all to some Brazilian compositions penned in Italian by Sergio Bardotti and Paolo Limiti that have become possibly more popular than the original versions of the songs.
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Poetry Reading | Be With: Named 2018's Best Poetry Book by Publishers Weekly


Author Forest Gander’s books of poetry include Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, and, most recently, Be With (New Directions), named the Best Poetry Book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly. Gander is also a translator, novelist, essayist, and the editor of two anthologies. His own poetry has been translated into several languages, and his novel, As a Friend, was published in 2008. He lives in Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University.
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Author Reading | Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State


Our cities are changing. Global real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, 36 times the value of all the gold ever mined. It makes up 60 percent of the world's assets, and the most powerful person in the world - the president of the United States - made his name as a landlord and real estate developer. As Samuel Stein makes clear in this tightly argued book, its through seemingly innocuous profession of city planners that we can best understand the transformations underway. Planners provide a window into the practical dynamics of urban change: the way the state uses and is used by organized capital, and the power of landlords and developers at every level of government. But crucially, planners also possess some of the powers we must leverage if we ever wish to reclaim our cities from real estate capital. Samuel Stein studies geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and teaches urban studies at Hunter College. His writing on planning politics been published by Jacobin, The Journal of Urban Affairs, Metropolitics, and many other magazines and journals. In addition to studying and teaching urban geography, he worked as a researcher, organizer, and planner on numerous New York City union campaigns, tenant mobilizations, and public policy initiatives.
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Opening Reception | Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931


Hans Hofmann: The California Exhibitions, 1931 revisits Hofmann's first exhibitions in the United States, mounted at San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor and the University of California, Berkeley’s Haviland Hall in August 1931. Hofmann (1880–1966) was by then an internationally renowned teacher with a growing following of American students at his Schule für Bildende Kunst in Munich.  The California exhibitions marked the end of his second consecutive summer teaching workshops at Berkeley at the invitation of Worth Ryder, one of his former students. Ryder organized the exhibitions, and he apologized in his introduction to the paired shows that they included only drawings rather than the artist’s paintings—“but,” he insisted, “in these drawings, so small in size yet so vast in scope, the greatest achievements of modern art are in solution.” 
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Film | Paragraph 175 (2000): Nazi Persecution of Gays


Actor Rupert Everett narrates this harrowing documentary about the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis based on an obscure paragraph in Germany’s penal code dating back to 1871. Directors: Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman 81 min. In German with English subtitles
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Concerts, February 28, 2019, 02/28/2019, Soul and R&B Music

Concert | #UNWANTED: A Multimedia, Genre-Bending Song Cycle


Deemed a “rising musical mastermind" by The Examiner, composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir presents selections from his multimedia, genre-bending song cycle #UNWANTED. Written for a unique, ten-piece ensemble that includes voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer, and electronics, this poignant piece centers on Black people’s navigation through social media and access to technology. It examines several ways in which prejudices, phobias, racisms, and more transform themselves to exist online. Al-Sabir, who has premiered and performed commissioned works at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, National Sawdust, and MoMA, explores what it means to create and find a virtual community and home, as the cycle communicates in real-time with film. Video direction by Monique Muse Dodd
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Discussion | Criticism on the Left Today: Agenda for the Next Generation


With: -- John Rajchman, Adjunct Professor, Art History & Archaeology -- Jaeho Kang, Associate Professor of Communication, Seoul National University -- Nico Baumbach, Associate Professor of Film  
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Classical Music | Juilliard Orchestra Composers Concert


Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in four world premieres by Juilliard graduate student composers Amelia Brey, Jonathan Cziner, Jordyn Gallinek, and Trey Makler. The program features Trey Makler's Rose Thorn Bud (2018); Jonathan Cziner's Flowers of Fire (2018) with soprano Kathleen O’Mara; Amelia Brey’s JUST - ! (2018); and Jordyn Gallinek’s Berserker (2018). Makler’s piece rose thorn bud was awarded the 2019 Arthur Friedman Prize, presented to the composer whose work is deemed to be most outstanding; this year’s judges were composers Dan Welcher and Syd Hodkinson. About the Performers Amelia Brey’s works have been performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, soprano Alexandra Porter and pianist J.J. Penna, LAM House Ensemble, and the Texas Tech Wind Quintet. Hailing from Tallahassee, Fla., Brey studied with Michael Slayton and Stan Link at Vanderbilt University. Jonathan Cziner's music combines colorful harmony and texture with nostalgic lyricism, creating a sound-world that ranges from dark and mysterious to vibrant. His recent awards include a 2018 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2018 William Schuman Prize for most outstanding score at the BMI student composers awards, and two consecutive Palmer Dixon prizes, awarded to the most outstanding composition at Juilliard. Cziner’s orchestral work, Resonant Bells, was recently performed by both the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. Jordyn Gallinek's works have been performed throughout the U.S. and South Korea, where the Oregon Wind Quintet took her piece on tour after it won the 2018 Texas A&M Chamber Music Competition. She has been commissioned by the Femmelody Chamber Collective and the Cassatt String Quartet as a member of the Seal Bay Festival, and she has had readings of her works by the Manhattan Symphonie, Sylvan Winds, and NYU Symphony Orchestra. Trey Makler’s most recent opera collaboration, Let Them Eat Cake, with librettist Ted Malawer, premiered at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of Juilliard’s Opera-Comp project. Makler has received commissions from the Sheldon Concert Hall and Galleries, Mizzou New Music Initiative, and Vox Nova (Columbia, Missouri). His music has been featured at the Oh My Ears New Music Marathon, Charlotte New Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and Mizzou International Composers Festival, and as part of the Boston New Music Initiative’s 2015-2016 season. Free tickets available at the Juilliard and Alice Tully Hall box offices.
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Classical Music | Works By Puccini


Kenneth Merrill, conductor. Puccini Gianni Schicchi Puccini La Rondine (Act I) Conductor Kenneth Merrill has collaborated in concert with such artists as Gérard Souzay, Anna Moffo, John Aler, Anthony Dean Griffey, Charlotte Hellekant, Jennifer Aylmer, Randall Scarlata, Faith Esham, Ruth Golden, Jeanette Thompson, and William Ferguson. He has also conducted many operas with the Juilliard Opera Workshop, including Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Albert Herring, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, Cavalli’s La Doriclea and La Calisto, Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Die Zauberflöte, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
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