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53 free events take place on Thursday, February 27 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 27 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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53 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, February 27, 2020

All events, things to do on Thursday, February 27, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Spanish Art Songs From 16th To 19th Centuries
free events nyc The Street as a Photographic Muse
free events nyc Pioneering African American Ballerinas
free events nyc Pipeline Impacts and "America's Radioactive Secret"
free events nyc An Award-Winning Vocalist with "Subtlety and Vision"
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, 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 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Bach at Noon

Lecture | Ensuring Affordable Sanitation for Rural U.S. Communities: Leveraging Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms


JoAnn Kamuf Ward and Inga Winkler will discuss their ongoing advocacy to address the national problem of lack of access to sanitation, which predominantly impacts individuals living in poverty, particularly in African American, Indigenous and Immigrant communities. This talk will highlight current advocacy strategies, including engagement with the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission, and the barriers to making the right to sanitation a reality in the United States.
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Ensuring Affordable Sanitation for Rural U.S. Communities: Leveraging Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition 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 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Organist Hailed By The New York Times


Avi Stein, organ. Avi Stein is associate organist and chorus master at Trinity Wall Street. He teaches harpsichord, vocal repertoire and chamber music at Yale University, continuo accompaniment at the Juilliard School, and is the music director at St. Matthew & St. Timothy Episcopal Church. The New York Times described him as "a brilliant organ soloist" in his Carnegie Hall debut. He plays regularly with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Trinity Church Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra, among others.
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Organist Hailed By The New York Times

Talk | The Art of Visual Storytelling


Professional photographer Marco Catini will illustrate how his love for visual storytelling helped him grow as a photographer and most importantly as a human being. He will discuss how to apply storytelling angles to a wide range of topics and how you can find your photographic voice. Catini will also share his experience and education, ranging from small personal projects, to photographing charitable events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Art of Visual Storytelling

Classical Music | Spanish Art Songs From 16th To 19th Centuries


Christina Kay, soprano; Jimmy Mora Silva, vihuela, baroque guitars and romantic guitar. Spanish Art Song was embraced around the world, including by England, France, Italy, and Latin America. This program includes selections from the 16th through the early 19th centuries and explores the traditions these songs picked up as they made their winding journey through Spain, across the globe, and back to their homeland. Christina Kay and Jimmy Mora Silva are dedicated to spirited performances of early music. Their partnership began at the Madison Early Music Festival in 2015, and they have since performed together in several Baroque opera productions and early music concerts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Spanish Art Songs From 16th To 19th Centuries

Lecture | “Reconciliation, Not Revenge”: The Antiwar Response to 9/11


A talk with Jeremy Varon.  
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, &ldquo;Reconciliation, Not Revenge&rdquo;: The Antiwar Response to 9/11

Classical Music | Bass-Baritone Performs Die Schone Mullerin By Schubert


Bass-baritone William Socolof performs Die Schone Mullerin by Franz Schubert. Die Schone Mullerin is a song cycle by Franz Schubert based on poems by Wilhelm Muller. It is the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed.
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Bass-Baritone Performs Die Schone Mullerin By Schubert

Slide Lecture | The Street as a Photographic Muse


Throughout Amy Touchette's career, she's looked to her favorite muse, the street, to guide her. Inspired by both the diversity and universality of the human experience, Touchette shares her recent novel project, "New York City Street Dailies" playing cards, as well as techniques for photographing strangers (both candid and posed), advice for navigating touchy situations on the street, and using photography as a blueprint for a more engaged and joyful life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Slide Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Street as a Photographic Muse

Lecture | A Story to Save Your Life: Communication and Culture in the Search for Asylum


This project critically analyzes the roles of communication and culture in credible fear interviews and asylum hearings in the United States to elucidate how autobiographical testimonies enable and restrain asylum seekers in their efforts to establish themselves as deserving of protection from the U.S. government. Drawing on oral history interviews with asylum seekers, immigration officers and judges, attorneys, immigrant-serving organization personnel, and psychologists who provide evaluations for asylum cases, this work chronicles the ways culturally-bound norms of storytelling, emotions, and nonverbal behaviors affect the asylum process. The goal of this work is to enfranchise the currently underrepresented voices of asylum seekers and gain firsthand insights into their communicative encounters with the U.S. immigration system that determines their futures. Speaker Sarah Bishop is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at Baruch College, with affiliations in the Macaulay Honors College and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, A Story to Save Your Life: Communication and Culture in the Search for Asylum

Master Class | Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera


Rex Surany, bass. Rex Surany is the new Principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He is also working as an assistant teacher in cooperation with Harold Robinson, the Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, at the Juilliard School. Rex has performed with many orchestras including: the Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Haddonfield "Symphony in C", the Boston Symphony, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York Philharmonic, among others.
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera

Opening Reception | Animism: Ideals Placed on Japanese Women


Former teen pop star and present-day painter Kaoruko explores the complex cultural and ideological divide between traditional and contemporary ideals that are inherently placed upon Japanese women by using carefully crafted narratives to navigates and call attention to the cultural contemporary standards. By drawing upon her first-hand experience with pop culture now seen through a mature gaze, Kaoruko sets her sights upon the cultural expectation of the 'feminine' in a society that is deeply steeped in history and one that is forging new frontiers.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Animism: Ideals Placed on Japanese Women

Opening Reception | Artists Looking at Art: Group Show


This group show brings together nearly 40 contemporary artists who source inspiration—whether directly or abstractly—from other artists’ work. For this exhibition, the artists were asked to submit an original artwork whose point of departure was an existing piece or another artist’s style. Inspirations ranged from historical figures, including Margaret Keane, Kazimir Malevich, and Vincent van Gogh, to comic book illustrators, graffiti artists, and friends.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Artists Looking at Art: Group Show

Opening Reception | By Land and By Sea: Contemporary Takes on Historical Subjects


John Bradford’s second solo exhibition with the gallery features the artist’s latest paintings that offer his contemporary take on historical subjects.   The show's title takes Longfellow's famous poem about warning signals of an impending British invasion and twists it into an ironic commentary on the historical narrative of America. Using a wide range of formal techniques, perfected over an active painting life of over 50 years, the artist employs both graphic tonalities and intense chromatic colors, palette knife scrapes and hits, bangs and touches of his brush and fingers, but, above all, with his piles and piles of paint.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, By Land and By Sea: Contemporary Takes on Historical Subjects

Author Reading | Coal, War and Love: Poor and Black in the 20th Century


In the early 1900s, Al Johnson is 29 years old when he meets the woman of his dreams―nineteen-year-old Evie Ashton. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry, but Evie is used to a certain lifestyle that Al labors to provide. Through struggles and hardships, against the backdrop of the Great War and the Spanish flu, Al and Evie fight for survival―both for their family, and for the life they’ve built together. Based on a true story, Rudean Leinaeng's Coal, War and Love explores what it meant to be poor and “colored” in the early 20th century. For many, it was a time of imagination and great hope, a wonderful time to be alive―but for others, it was rife with struggle that only the strongest might overcome.  
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Coal, War and Love: Poor and Black in the 20th Century

Opening Reception | Footwear (Adapted for Use): Structuring Meaning and Information


Referencing a wide range of source material, including Ikea catalogues, airplane magazines, coloring books, and his own past imagery, Footwear (Adapted for Use) reflects Christopher Williams’s ongoing interest in how meaning and information are actively structured through the process of adaptation and restaging. The exhibition will feature new photographs as well as distinctive wall treatments, hand-painted signs, printed ephemera, sculptures, and videos.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Footwear (Adapted for Use): Structuring Meaning and Information

Opening Reception | Pre-Formance: Six Drawings


An exhibition of six drawings by the artist Anton Kats. The exhibition title relates to a largely unrepresented visual aspect of Kats's practice, solely focusing on drawings initially utilized by the artist to give form to project processes, purposes, and ideas. The six drawings selected for the exhibition derive from Kats’s radio practice which is rooted in the notion of concrete listening and collective development of the radio sound systems and mobile radio stations. These drawings equally provide space for already realized projects and for the work in progress.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Pre-Formance: Six Drawings

Opening Reception | Shadow of Passion: Paintings, Installations. Photographs


Steven Balogh will present a selection from four decades of his artworks, dating back to the 1970's Soviet-occupied Hungary, including paintings, installations and photographs, as well as some new ballet-themed works.   
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Shadow of Passion: Paintings, Installations. Photographs

Opening Reception | Skirts: Disparate Mediums, Endless Associations


Rich in idiosyncrasies, Arlene Shechet’s latest works combine disparate mediums, from ceramics to wood and metalwork, with playfully ambiguous titles that prompt endless associations.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Skirts: Disparate Mediums, Endless Associations

Opening Reception | Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces: Innovative Processes Across Different Media


Misha Kahn, the Brooklyn-based artist, exploits innovative processes across different media to propose an alternative environment, reflecting our natural sense of being. The exhibition title references Kahn's interest in the incongruity of what he refers to as our "strange, soft bodies" within the "hard, violent right angles" in which we reside.
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Soft Bodies, Hard Spaces: Innovative Processes Across Different Media

Film | Sorry We Missed You (2020): Advance Screening of Gig Economy Drama


Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation. Director: Ken Loach Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone 101 min.
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Films, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Sorry We Missed You (2020): Advance Screening of Gig Economy Drama

Opening Reception | The Seasons: The Financial World of 21st-Century New York


Inspired by Pieter Bruegel's eponymous suite of paintings, the photographs that comprise Paul Graham's The Seasons exchange peasant life in 16th-century Flanders for the financial world of 21st-century New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Seasons: The Financial World of 21st-Century New York

Discussion | Drawing Double: The Comics of Kim Deitch and Noah Van Sciver


Both legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch and rising star Noah Van Sciver create comics in which either they themselves, or alter egos, play a prominent role. The two artists will discuss their new books, their influences, and the way in which their real and comics personae interact.
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Drawing Double: The Comics of Kim Deitch and Noah Van Sciver

Discussion | Pioneering African American Ballerinas


Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom. The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the DanceTheatre of Harlem; Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with NewYork City Ballet and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Pioneering African American Ballerinas

Lesson | Reading The Romantics: A Five Session Course On Romanticism


The Romantic Period in England, which occurred roughly from 1785-1832, is the sole historical period named after a literary form. Literary imagination appeared in new ways so as to both speak to and guide historical change. The Period was born from revolution, England was changing to an industrial society and need for Reform was in the air. The Romantic poets were at the very heart of these changes. In this survey class, several major Romantic poets including their work, their biographies and their times will be reas and discussed. For the final class, how they influenced our own American Romantic – Walt Whitman will be discussed. The course will take place on Thursdays, February 27, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Program 2/27   Introduction to Romanticism     William and Dorothy Wordsworth 3/5     William Hazlitt     Samuel Taylor Coleridge 3/12   John Keats          John Clare 3/19   Lord Byron          Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley 3/26   Walt Whitman The Professor: Susan Barile, Ph.D. is a Contracted Adjunct Assistant Professor in the English Department at Hunter College. She is the Co-Editor of The Letters of Edith Wharton to Bernard and Mary Berenson and serves on the Board of Directors, U.S. Friends of Gladstone’s Library.
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Lessons, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Reading The Romantics: A Five Session Course On Romanticism

Lecture | Talking Books and the History of Aural Speed Reading


Speech gained momentum in television and radio broadcasting in the 1970s, after the commercialization of “time compressors” that allowed tape recordings to be accelerated without any change in pitch. This talk will discuss the cultural imperative for aural speed reading among blind Talking Book readers, dating to the 1930s, which drove time-stretching innovations in the magnetic tape era, allowing playback rate to be changed without a ecting pitch. With Mara Mills.
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Talking Books and the History of Aural Speed Reading

Classical Music | Works By Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev And Grieg For Violin


Heeyeon Jung, violin. Program Beethoven (1770-1827) Violin sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1 Ravel (1875-1937) Tzigane Prokofiev (1891-1953) Five Melodies, Op.35 Grieg (1843-1907) Violin sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Works By Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev And Grieg For Violin

Author Reading | Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds


Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early twentieth-century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now. Roving Revolutionaries probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries—minorities in all of these empires—whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global transformations that were taking shape. With author Houri Berberian.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds

Film | Capernaum (2018): Boy Sues His Parents


While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy in Lebanon sues his parents for neglect. Director: Nadine Labaki Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole 150 min.
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Films, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Capernaum (2018): Boy Sues His Parents

Author Reading | Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

Discussion | Pipeline Impacts and "America's Radioactive Secret"


Oil and gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. A recent investigation by Rolling Stone reporter Justin Nobel shows how this waste could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America. Nobel will speak about his investigation. Assistant Professor of Design and Technology Jess Irish will debut her new short film, 21 Reasons Why "Natural Gas" Stinks. A discussion following the presentations will offer direct ways to fight radioactive fracked gas and fracked gas waste here in New York.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Pipeline Impacts and "America's Radioactive Secret"

Workshop | Trooper Fitness Class


A team-oriented conditioning session that involves cardio and strength training methods, where each trooper is responsible for their fellow troopers’ success. It’s the partner accountability and team exercises that make this class an exhilarating challenge. This class will improve overall conditioning, stamina/ endurance, strength, and the best part, mental toughness. This class is built to challenge you in a way that empowers both your mind and body, and helps you reach those 2019 fitness goals.
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Workshops, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Trooper Fitness Class

Discussion | Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes


Environmental lawyer Jim Olson, Founder and President of the Traverse City-based FLOW (For Love of Water), argued and won the case Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation v Nestlé Waters North America Inc. This case curbed the mining and pumping of local spring waters for bottled-water usage. He is joined in conversation with medical anthropologist Nadia Gaber, a member of We The People of Detroit Community Research Collective, and an advocate for access to clean water as a human right. Moderated by Catherine Fennell, Department of Anthropology.  
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes

Author Reading | 3 Finnish Authors


Finland has yet again been named the world's happiest country, and perhaps it's because they are a country of passionate readers: every third Finn reads literature every month, over 70% of Finnish parents read out loud to their children, and there are 12 library loans per Finnish resident per year. Celebrate some of Finland's best writers reading and previewing their recent work. Finnish snacks and drinks will be on hand. This event is in English, but if you happen to speak Finnish, you'll be among friends.  Authors: Rosa Liksom, Laura Lindstedt, Pajtim Statovci
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, 3 Finnish Authors

Film | At Home in Utopia (2008): An Epic Social Experiment 


During the economic boom of the 1920s, thousands of immigrant Jewish factory workers managed to build the house of their dreams, a cooperative apartment complex at the edge of Bronx Park. Then they were hit by the Great Depression. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment across two generations in the Coops - a place known as "little Moscow" - where people tried to change the American dream into one that included racial justice and workers' rights. Directed by Michal Goldman 133 min.
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Films, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, At Home in Utopia (2008): An Epic Social Experiment&nbsp;

Author Reading | Dante's Prayerful Pilgrimage: Typologies of Prayer in the Comedy


Alessandro Vettori provides a comprehensive analysis of the prayerful phenomenon in Dante’s Commedia and considers prayer a poetic/metaphorical pilgrimage of the soul toward the vision of the Trinity, while also reflecting Dante’s own exilic experience.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Dante's Prayerful Pilgrimage: Typologies of Prayer in the Comedy

Author Reading | Facebook: The Inside Story


He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Facebook: The Inside Story

Film | Fonja (2019): Imprisoned Youth Discover the Camera


Fonja is a film made by the youngest and possibly most exceptional film crew of Madagascar. Over the course of a four-month film production workshop, ten detainees from the male youth prison of Madagascar’s largest detention center in the capital Antananarivo discover the camera for the first time. While they learn about the specifications and rules they also develop their very own approach to use the camera. Directors: Ravo Henintsoa Andrianatoandro, Lovatiana Desire Santatra, Sitraka Hermann Ramanamokatra, Jean Chrisostome Rakotondrabe, Erick Edwin Andrianamelona, Elani Eric Rakotondrasoa, Todisoa Niaina Sylvano Randrialalaina, Sitrakaniaina Raharisoa, Adriano Raharison Nantenaina, Alpha Adrimamy Fenotoky, Lina Zacher 80 min. In Malagasy with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Films, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Fonja (2019): Imprisoned Youth Discover the Camera

Play | Rough Magic: Shakesperean Superheroes


Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, Rough Magic is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic—even if it means Manhattan's destruction. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
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Reading | The Yale Review Reading


With: Shane McCrae, Jerome Ellison Murphy, and Monica Youn  
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Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Yale Review Reading

Reading | Tony Conrad: Writings


Published by Primary Information, this is the first collection to survey Conrad’s diverse and expansive writings. Spanning 1961 – 2012, the volume includes 57 pieces, including essays from small press magazines, exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other unpublished works.  Co-hosted by Greene Naftali, Galerie Buchholz, and Primary Information, the event will include an introduction by James Hoff, readings by Constance DeJong and Andrew Lampert, the editors of the collection, and a performance by musician and artist C. Spencer Yeh. The program will be followed by a reception. 
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Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Tony Conrad: Writings

Play | Why The Child Is Cooking In The Polenta: A Dark Humoured Monologue


Written by Aglaja Veteranyi. Adapted for the stage by: Dana Paraschiv and Edith Alibec. Language: English Directed by: Dana Paraschiv Starring Edith Alibec. Based on the autobiographical work of Romanian-Swiss author and performer Aglaja Veteranyi who committed suicide at 40 shortly after her international literary breakthrough, the show follows, with dark humor, the depression-prone young woman from her dysfunctional youth in a family of circus acrobats all the way to her redemptive first steps as independent artist. A nomadic family of circus performers, refugees from communist Romania, travels through Europe and Africa by caravan. The mother's death-defying act causes constant anxiety for her two daughters, who voice their fears through a grisly communal fairy tale about a child being cooked alive in polenta--but their real life is no less of a dark fable, and one that seems just as unlikely to have a happy ending. "Actress Edith Alibec`s performance is beyond revelatory" - The Upcoming
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Staged Reading | With Fellowship: How History Defines Science, Art, and Faith


Bouncing from a present-day German lab where a team of women scientists study the fossilized dental plaque of medieval monastics to a German scriptorium in the 11th century, with fellowship is a play about loneliness and loss, asking how history defines science, art, and faith. Written by Amanda Keating.
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Staged Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, With Fellowship: How History Defines Science, Art, and Faith

Concert | A Celebration of Dominican Music


Through the lens of the Dominican composer, percussionist and educator Dante Cucurullo, the ADCA Symphony Orchestra celebrates its tenth anniversary and the 40 years of existence of the Association of Dominican Classical Artists. The concert is a tribute to Dominican music and will feature the premiere of a commissioned work to celebrate this special occasion. In addition, this is a important day for this program, as it falls on Dominican Independence Day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, A Celebration of Dominican Music

Discussion | Remembering Russian Journalist Viktor Perelman


A panel discussion dedicated to the late journalist and publisher Viktor Perelman (1929-2003), the creator and sole editor of the Russian-language literary and political magazine Vremya i my (Time and We). Beginning in 1975, 152 issues of Vremya I my were published over a span of twenty-five years in several countries: first in Israel, and then in France, the United States, and Russia. Perelman published such authors as Joseph Brodsky, Viktor Nekrasov, Alexander Galich, Sergey Dovlatov, Pyotr Vail and Alexander Genis, Naum Korzhavin, Boris Khazanov, Friedrich Gorenshtein, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. Perelman also introduced readers to a great many artists who went on to become well known, such as Mikhail Chemiakin, Ernst Neizvestny, Mikhail Turovsky, Lev Zbarsky, Yuri Krasnyi, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Vagrich Bakhchanyan illustrated a total of sixty-six covers of Vremya i my when it was published in the United States. PANELISTS: Alla Perelman Irina Perelman-Grabois Aleksandr Genis (Radio Liberty) Yasha Klots (Hunter College) Moderator: Mark Lipovetsky
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Remembering Russian Journalist Viktor Perelman

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. With: NICOLE FERRARO (The New York Times, creator Art, Humanity, and Action) ANITA FLORES (host of "I'm Listening: A Frasier Fan Podcast," "Party of Two" comedy show) CARLA KATZ (Comedy Cellar, Story Collider)
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Comedy Clubs, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show

Concert | An Award-Winning Vocalist with "Subtlety and Vision"


Imani Uzuri, raised in rural North Carolina, is an award-winning vocalist, composer, librettist, and improviser called "a postmodernist Bessie Smith" by The Village Voice. She creates interdisciplinary works and performs at international venues and festivals. Her ritual performance Wild Cotton was recently cited as one "with subtlety and vision" by The New York Times. In 2018, Uzuri was a commissioned composer for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Uzuri is a former Park Avenue Armory Artist-in-Residence and was a 2019 Jerome Foundation Composer-in-Residence at Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Uzuri and ensemble will share an intimate concert of compositions from her various works for voice, strings, flute, and piano, including music from her large music work Placeless, her cantata Conjure Woman, the world premiere of her Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission, and selections from her forthcoming chamber opera Hush Arbor (The Opera), a mercurial musical meditation exploring themes of death, transcendence, rebirth, impermanence and "liminality" (standing at the threshold).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, An Award-Winning Vocalist with "Subtlety and Vision"

Dance Performance | Masters Performance Workshop


Choreographers: Dozje Brown Austin Coats Daniel Padierna Luca Renzi Kellyn Thornburg Margaret Wiss ?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Masters Performance Workshop

Classical Music | Works By Boulez, Takemitsu And More


Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor; Sophia Bacelar, cello. Program Toru Takemitsu Rain Spell (1982) Melinda Wagner Wing and Prayer (1996) Pierre Boulez Messagesquisse (1976) (Sophia Bacelar, cello) Thomas Ades Living Toys (1993) Jeffrey Milarsky is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. He has premiered and recorded works of many contemporary composers, including Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Lasse Thoresen. He has conducted such accomplished groups as the American Composers Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Columbia Sinfonietta among others.
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Concerts, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Works By Boulez, Takemitsu And More

Comedy Club | Laughs Comedy Show


A weekly free stand-up comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, College Humor, MTV and more.
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