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36 free events take place on Wednesday, February 15 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 15 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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36 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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free events nyc Moshiach, Moshiach!: Differing Notions of Messiah in Second Temple Judaism (online)
free events nyc The First Modern Woman Artist
free events nyc Musical Celebration of Black History Month
free events nyc Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater
        

Discussion | Curatorial Roundtable (online)


With Su Wei, an art writer and curator based in Beijing. Wei was the senior curator of Inside-Out Museum Beijing from 2017-2019. His curatorial projects include the seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale "Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World," OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen (2012); and "No References: A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985" at Videotage, Hong Kong (2016); among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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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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10:00 am
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Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Seven Murals: A French-Jewish Perspective on France During World War II (online)


Inspired by a visit to his birth country in the 1990s, American artist Philip Orenstein (b. 1938) created seven murals about the French complicity in the persecution of Jews in France during World War II. At that time, the French government had not admitted it had taken part in the persecution. The murals have been shown in various galleries and museums in the United States. In 1999, William Zimmer wrote in The New York Times, "Mr. Orenstein's method involves combining poignancy with the determination that the viewers not miss the story. To this end, Mr. Orenstein skillfully, and wittily, employs the look of today's splashy graffiti." The works have not yet been shown in France. Born in Paris, France, in 1938, Philip Orenstein had survived Nazi persecution as a young boy hidden with his brother by a gentile family. After World War II, in 1949, his family emigrated to the United States. He became a visual artist and professor of art at Rutgers University, where he had majored in physics. This event features a lecture by Paris-born child survivor and visual artist Philip Orenstein, professor emeritus of art at Rutgers University, followed by a conversation with Dr. Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Book Discussion | The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia: From Imperial Bourgeoisie to Post-Communist Middle Class (online)


Tomila Lankina's book argues that the Bolsheviks failed to obliterate the social structure of Tzarist Russia. The author argues that these divisions continue to have implications for understanding popular support for autocracy in Putin’s Russia now. The author makes this argument by analysing the transition of Tzarist Russia’s educated proto-bourgeoisie into modern high human capital status groups. The book challenges the notion that the Soviet Union destroyed the social structure of the past and built a new, Soviet, society, with a new party and nomenklatura elite.
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Breaking the Frame: New School of Polish-Jewish Studies (online)


This book, edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross and Konrad Matyjaszek, is a collection of the most incisive texts of the New School of Polish-Jewish studies, a direction of critical thinking in Polish-Jewish history and in Holocaust studies. In facing the Holocaust, the New School opposes two intellectual frames. One of them is the framework of Polish nationalism, built around the myth of Polish innocence that either conceals or justifies centuries-old antisemitism. The other is the post-Cold War conviction that the history of Polish Christians’ anti-Jewish violence is an obstacle to Poland’s Western future and that the history of that structural violence should be told as the country’s harmonious and tolerant past. The authors of the volume reformulate the terms and conditions of discourses in history, cultural and literary studies, and other fields of research. Addressing the anti-Jewish violence perpetrated through Polish history, the book is founded on a thought that past violence can be overcome and prevented in the future if it is documented and worked through – intellectually as well as emotionally – together with its cultural context.
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Lecture | Moshiach, Moshiach!: Differing Notions of Messiah in Second Temple Judaism (online)


What do we mean when we talk about the messiah? This was a question circulating throughout ancient Judaism during the Second Temple Period (6th century BCE- 1st century CE). The figure of the messiah as articulated in various ancient Jewish and early Jewish-Christian texts was polylithic, varied and differentiated in significant ways. Among differing notions of the messiah emerges one of great significance, but which has long been misunderstood: the potential divinity of the messiah. Was the messiah a human-God? And, if some Jews thought the messiah would be divine, how helpful might early Christian texts be for helping to consider the landscape of these Jewish beliefs? In this talk, Rachel Slutsky of Seton Hall University demonstrate that ancient Jews did not have a consensus view of the messiah. She argues that present theological differences pertaining to the messiah in Judaism and early Christianity were not as stark as one might think, and that the question of the messiah's divinity and possible Godliness was in no way exclusive to the early Jesus movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 - 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
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Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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2:00 pm
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Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | And There He Kept Her: A Monster Reappears (online)


Debut author Joshua Moehling's thrilling page-turner introduces readers to a complicated new hero and pushes readers to consider what happens when the monster has gotten away, gets old, and is suddenly reengaged.
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Asylum and Extraction in the Republic of Nauru: Refugee Rights and Activism (online)


By detailing the making of and social life of Nauru's asylum system, Dr. Julia Morris shows the institutional fabric, discourses, and rhetoric that inform the governance of migration around the world. As similar practices of offshoring and outsourcing asylum have become popular worldwide, they are enabled by the mobile labor and expertise of transnational refugee industry workers who carry out the necessary daily operations. Asylum and Extraction in the Republic of Nauru goes behind the scenes to shed light on the everyday running of the offshore asylum industry in Nauru and uncover what really happens underneath the headlines. Morris illuminates how refugee rights activism and #RefugeesWelcome-style movements are caught up in the hardening of border enforcement operations worldwide, calling for freedom of movement that goes beyond adjudicating hierarchies of suffering.
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | X as Intersection: Artists on Autobiography and Memory (online)


Drawing from artist Carmelita Tropicana’s concept of "Live Memoir," this panel invites participants to consider how autobiography, the archive, memory, and collective traditions inflect their cross-disciplinary artistic practices. Latinx Artist Fellows Carmelita Tropicana, Juana Valdéz, Koyoltzintli, and Candida Alvarez, in conversation with Susanna V,. Temkin and Rita Gonzalez, will also discuss particular chapters in their careers, and share their collective knowledge across decades of artistic practice.
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | New Approaches to 3D Vision: How Humans, Animals and AI Navigate the 3D World


This launch event for the Royal Society volume that explores how AI, animals, and humans see and navigate the 3D world. 3D vision is central to a number of contemporary innovations. In Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D vision is enabling autonomous cars and robots to freely navigate the world and helping AI to solve fundamental scientific questions like protein folding. In animals, brain recordings from freely moving animals are enabling us to understand how animals process and navigate through space. In humans, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D cinema are all having a transformative effect on our 3D visual experience. In turn, these innovations are revolutionizing our understanding of 3D vision and navigation. In traditional approaches to computer vision (SLAM: simultaneous localization and mapping), animal navigation (cognitive maps), and human vision (optimal cue integration), the assumption has been that it is important to produce an accurate 3D model of the world. By contrast, these new approaches rely on partial or distorted models of the world, or no model at all. Speakers: Fulvio Domini, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University Kate Jeffery, Head of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow Ida Momennejad, Senior Researcher in Reinforcement Learning at Microsoft Research Moderated by Paul Linton, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience and Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University
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Discussion | Artist Talk: Bispo do Roario (online)


Brazilian artist Leda Catunda will be in conversation with co-ucrator of Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth Ricardo Resende, who is also curator at the Museu Bispo do Rosario Art Contemporanea. Leda Catunda was born and currently lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has participated in four Sao Paulo Biennials (1983, 1985, 1994, and 2018). Retrospectives and surveys of her work have also been held at Pinoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (2009); Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, and Museo de Arte Moderna (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro (2014); Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo (2016); Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM), Sao Paulo (2019), and the Museu de Arte Latino Americano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires (2021).
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Conference | Prigov’s Distant Planets: A Presentation of the Project


Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov (1940–2007) was one of the central figures of the Moscow conceptualism. Working at the intersection of poetry (visual and sound), prose, collage, drawing, performances, and installations, he was able to literally give voice to this art movement. Prigov belongs to the generation of artists who entered the arena of Soviet culture in the second half of the 1960s – 10 years after the start of the radical social and cultural changes associated with Khrushchev’s so-called Thaw. It was in the late 60s — early 70s when unofficial art finally took shape and developed its own system of rules and modes of behaviour that were radically different from the mechanisms of the established Soviet culture. For the first time in many years, the developments in Soviet art – in its unofficial form – coincided with the developments in global art sharing its cultural mentality and style. This period is also associated with the emergence of conceptualist ideas in Soviet culture. Two principal factors shaped the new generation of artists: the realisation that all styles and trends in the field of culture operate as languages of description, and the understanding that high art can utilise all forms and configurations of the everyday language as its raw material. The project Prigov’s Distant Planets was realised by the Prigov Foundation in 2021. Since 2011, the Foundation has set itself a goal to document and showcase Dmitri A. Prigov’s estate. In 2019 it actively began engaging Prigov’s legacy in a dynamic development by means of co-creation and dialogue with other artists and the audience. Prigov himself shifted between different genres of culture. His own artistic strategy included collaboration with other “cultural workers”. The presentation of Prigov’s Distant Planets will start with short videos in the style of Prigov’s famous Addresses to Citizens, which he made for mobile phones in the early 2000s, followed by the videos of several international artists who originally participated in the Prigov’s Distant Planets project. These artists were invited to use their imagination to travel to far-away planets orbiting other stars, where Prigov might have been reborn as a resident of a very different world, and attempt visualising the new products of his unearthly creativity. What kind of extraterrestrial is Prigov? Is he a poet, a writer, an artist, a philosopher, or a scientist? What do his works look like and what do his writings sound like? Are they accessible to our perception and understanding? Can we catch a glimpse of Prigov in these works — the Prigov we used to know on Earth? The first presentation of the project took place at the Yeltsin Centre in Yekaterinburg in May 2021 where it was realised thanks to the efforts and engagement of the Art Director of the Yeltsin Centre Art Gallery Ilya Shipilovskikh and his team, most of who had to leave Russia and now live in exile in different countries. At that point in time, it would have been difficult to imagine that the ideas and issues addressed in these works would take on such significance in the light of the current situation in Europe. Freedom, independence and peaceful cocreation are ideals and values that underlie Prigov’s oeuvre and shape the activities of the Prigov Foundation.
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Film | Black Panther (2018) with Chadwick Boseman


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis. 135 Min. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 – 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received multiple accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination.
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Film | Enter the Clowns (2002): Queer in China


The event features the screening of the film by Zien Cui, a leading scholar and director of Chinese queer cinema, followed by Q&A panel discussion with the director on affirming queer intimacies in Sinophone cinema. Also participating by Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies. Moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.  
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Book Discussion | Pat in the City: My Life of Fashion, Style, and Breaking All the Rules


Fashion visionary Patricia Field celebrates the launch of her memoir with Fern Mallis and Caroline Vazzana. From the iconic stylist and fashion provocateur whose designs transformed culture—bringing the glitz of Studio 54 and the sophistication of Sex and the City to the mainstream—comes a playful yet intimate memoir of a life spent challenging conventions. Carrie Bradshaw’s pairing of a tutu with a tank top is one of the most iconic outfits ever seen on television—and a look that turned avant-garde New York designer and stylist Patricia Field into a household name. But before she was crowned the fairy godmother of haute couture, Field was the owner of the longtime East Village emporium Pat Field, a haven for drag queens, club kids, starving artists, NYU freshmen, and creative visionaries alike. Presiding over downtown with her distinctive vermillion hair and a constantly lit cigarette, Patricia was a rock ’n’ roll den mother to everyone from Amanda Lepore to Lady Bunny to Patti Smith, with her store providing the city’s eccentrics with a place to discover a sense of family, home, and a rhinestone bedazzled bustier or two. In Pat in the City, Field describes her journey from scrappy Queens kid peddling men’s pants to the fashion world’s most notorious renegade. As the daughter of immigrant parents, Field learned the principles of glamour from her entrepreneurial mother, and applied her NYU lessons on democracy to inform a fashion ethos that would reach millions. From her Studio 54 disco-glam styling to her award-winning work in The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City to today’s buzzy costuming in Emily in Paris, Field’s inimitable styling has pushed the envelope and created trends that have become the culture standard. Now in her seventies, Patricia Field is ready to tell her story—not to take a final bow, but to spread her credo of challenging convention and filling the world with joy and dancing.    
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Opening Reception | Susan Swartz: The Healing Power of Nature


An installation by acclaimed abstract artist Susan Swartz. The show focuses on the healing power of nature—the beauty, the resilience and the consistency, season after season, all of which have inspired the artist. Susan’s work addresses the dichotomy of nature to both heal and to destroy and the notion that the health of the earth is inextricably linked to human health. The abstractionist works, which feature organic elements and diverse colors, utilize acrylic on linen, mixed media and giclée prints to showcase the healing qualities of the natural landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation (online)


Through case histories as well as independent reporting, author Linda Villarosa’s remarkable third book elegantly traces the effects of the legacy of slavery — and the doctrine of anti-Blackness that sprang up to philosophically justify it — on Black health: reproductive, environmental, mental and more. Beginning with a long personal history of her awakening to these structural inequalities, the journalist repositions various narratives about race and medicine — the soaring Black maternal mortality rates; the rise of heart disease and hypertension; the oft-repeated dictum that Black people reject psychological therapy — as evidence not of Black inferiority, but of racism in the health care system.
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Book Discussion | Welcome Me to the Kingdom: Surviving in Bangkok


An immersive debut by Mai Nardone set across the temples, slums, and gated estates of late-twentieth century Bangkok, telling the story of three families striving to control their destinies in a merciless, sometimes brutally violent, metropolis. In 1980, young lovers Pea and Nam arrive in Bangkok in search of a life, and a world, beyond Thailand’s rural outskirts. Thirty days, they promise each other. Thirty days for Pea to find work, for him to put aside his violent and unstable past and take root in this strange new land. But Bangkok does not want for male laborers, especially teenage boys with thick provincial accents, and when time finally runs out on their promise, it’s Nam who ultimately adapts to the capital’s ruthless logic and survives.
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Film | CANCELLED A Woman of Affairs (1928) with Greta Garbo


A silent melodrama about a reckless girl caught up in a milieu of theft, alcoholism and suicide. Dir: Clarence Brown. With John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. 96 Min. Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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Book Discussion | Memory Art in the Contemporary World: Confronting Violence in the Global South (online)


Andreas Huyssen's book deals with the ever-expanding field of transnational memory art, which has emerged from a political need to come to terms with traumatic historical pasts, from the Holocaust to apartheid, colonialism, state terror, and civil war. The book focuses on the work of several contemporary artists from beyond the Northern Transatlantic, including William Kentridge, Vivan Sundaram, Doris Salcedo, Nalini Malani and Guillermo Kuitca, all of whom reflect on historical situations specific to their own countries but in work which has been shown to have a transnational reach. Andreas Huyssen considers their dual investment in memories of state violence and memories of modernism as central to the affective power of their work.
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Concert | Musical Celebration of Black History Month


This event features works by extraordinary Black composers and poets, who have always stood for racial equality and justice. The theme of this year's celebration of Black History Month in the US is "Black Resistance". The use of medical masks is required.
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6:30 pm
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Lecture | The First Modern Woman Artist


How, in one century, does a woman artist go from anonymity to MoMA? In 2017 The Museum of Modern Art celebrated its acquisition of "the earliest self-portrait by a woman . . . in our collection:" "Self-Portrait with Two Flowers" (1907) by Paula Modersohn-Becker was also the artist's last self-portrait, painted late in her pregnancy. After giving birth, Modersohn-Becker died, age 31, an unknown artist. Today, this self-portrait is proclaimed in the capital of modern art. How, in one century, does a woman artist go from anonymity to MoMA? Hear the answers from art historian and author Diane Radycki whose scholarship is credited with making it happen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Club | A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley (online)


June, 1957. One hot afternoon in the backwaters of the Deep South, a young black farmer named Tucker Caliban salts his fields, shoots his horse, burns his house, and heads north with his wife and child. His departure sets off an exodus of the state’s entire black population, throwing the established order into brilliant disarray. Told from the points of view of the white residents who remained, A Different Drummer stands, decades after its first publication in 1962, as an extraordinary and prescient triumph of satire and spirit.
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Book Discussion | Moonrise Over New Jessup: Thriving in the Black South (online)


Jamila Minnicks in a rich conversation on her acclaimed debut novel, winner of the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. In this enchanting novel, Alice arrives in New Jessup, a thriving, self-sufficient Black community where people are skeptical of those lobbying for integration. There, she falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup’s longstanding status quo. The book offers an insightful, fresh perspective of Black people flourishing in the American South, a celebration of Black joy, and a timely examination of the opposing viewpoints that attended desegregation in America.
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Book Discussion | Wanting: Women Writing About Desire


An intimate and empowering anthology of essays that explore the changing face of female desire in whip-smart, sensuous prose, with pieces by Tara Conklin, Camille Dungy, Melissa Febos, Lisa Taddeo, and others What is desire? And what are its rules? In this daring collection, award-winning and emerging female writers share their innermost longings, in turn dismantling both personal and political constructs of what desire is or can be. Featuring essays by Elisa Albert, Kristen Arnett, Molly McCully Brown, Angela Cardinale, Tara Conklin, Sonia Maria David, Jennifer De Leon, Camille T. Dungy, Melissa Febos, Amber Flame, Amy Gall, Aracelis Girmay, Sonora Jha, Nicole Hardy, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, TaraShea Nesbit, Keyanah B. Nurse, Torrey Peters, Amanda Petrusich, Larissa Pham, Rena Priest, Joanna Rakoff, Karen Russell, Domenica Ruta, Susan Shapiro, Terese Svoboda, Lisa Taddeo, Ann Tashi Slater, Abigail Thomas, Merritt Tierce, Michelle Wildgen, Jane Wong, and Teresa Wong.
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Book Discussion | We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel


Bestselling historian Eric Alterman uncovers the surprising roots of America’s long alliance with Israel and its troubling consequences. In conversation with Kai Bird (Leon Levy Center for Biography).
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Discussion | Me, Myself, and I: A Celebration of Being Single (online)


Yesterday, all around the world, people celebrated romantic love, and often anniversaries of partnerships are celebrated with parties and special gifts. This evening we will explore the power of being single and why being single is a healthy choice that should be celebrated as well.
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Discussion | The Craft of Fiction: Flash Fiction and Innovative Forms (online)


What can be discovered within a narrative mosaic? How can the most succinct stories become building blocks for a larger tale? Three envelope-pushing writers--Kim Chinquee (Pipette), Eugene Lim (Search History), and writing workshop instructor Dawn Raffel (Boundless as the Sky)--will explore these questions and more. This is a rich conversation on the possible uses of flash fiction: novel-as flash, novella-as flash, and other structures of unexpected connections. Don't miss the chance to dive into questions of craft--the language, structure, vision, and voice in these forms--and questions of interest--why we're attracted to these patchwork structures
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Staged Reading | Play Reading Series at a Historic Theater


In Jenny Rachel Weiner's The Chameleon, it's Christmas Eve and the Golden-Krugers are hovered like wild beasts over moo goo gai pan and orange chicken. Not only are they celebrating Jewish Christmas, but the prodigal daughter of the family, Riz, an aspiring actress, is finally getting her big break: the lead role of a new superhero franchise...THE CHAMELEON. When news leaks that threatens to ruin Riz's career, she must make the decision to hide or fight for what's right. Dir: Ellie Heyman Since 1971, Playwrights Horizons has been a writer's theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, producing over 400 innovative new works, including Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Comedy Club | CoacheLOL: World's Funniest Music Festival


DJ ilanafromqueens is booked to open for international pop-star Dua Lipa. But when Dua cancels for a mysterious reason, Ilana simply has no choice but to incorporate her other talent, being funny, to give the festival audience what they definitely want:
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