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51 free events take place on Thursday, February 16 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 16 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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51 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, February 16, 2023

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free events nyc To Sir, With Love (1967) with Sidney Poitier
free events nyc Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Dall'Abaco, Biber, and More (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Works by Multi-Cultural Artists Including Ellington, Coleridge-Taylor, and More
free events nyc Trembling Bodies, Buried Beast, and Nomadic Objects: The Performative Life of Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue
free events nyc Choir Performs Music from Around the Globe
free events nyc Furiosus: Concert Performance Based on One of the Best-Known Works in Italian Literature
free events nyc NY Laughs Stand-Up Comedy
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Symposium | Constitutional Amendments: Time to Rethink?


This academic symposium explores the prospects for amending the Constitution in our time. More than half a century has passed since Congress last proposed a successful amendment. In an era of crippling political polarization and dysfunctional government, the prospect of winning the supermajority support needed to adopt new amendments under the process set forth in the Constitution’s Article V seems remote at best. But what do we lose when we ignore this important means of democratic participation, particularly at a time when other avenues of reform seem foreclosed? The day’s discussion will consider the question: Is it time to rethink the pervasive pessimism around new amendments that limits our constitutional imagination?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Conference | Middle East Urbanism Beyond Conflict: Current Research, Ongoing Debates, and Next Directions


An interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together doctoral students and scholars working on issues related to urbanism and the production of space in Middle Eastern and North African cities (MENA). The MENA region has been mainly discussed and narrated from the perspective of conflict and delineated as a space from which theory cannot emerge. However, the critical research coming out from the Middle East and North African cities is providing cutting-edge scholarly contributions on how urban space is shaped by a range of actors (including political parties, international aid organizations, religious groups, and NGOs) and a variety of geopolitical flows (such as capital, migration, labor, revolutionary solidarities, and militarization) that produce space and the built environment from housing and infrastructure to borders and refugee camps. This emerging body of urban scholarship is contributing to theorizing about the urban condition from the Global South at large. In coming together for this conference, the organizers look forward to providing the space to push the conversation on urbanism and spatial production in Middle Eastern and North African cities, and the theoretical implications of theorizing about the urban from the MENA region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Film | To Sir, With Love (1967) with Sidney Poitier


A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools. Directed James Clavell. 100 Min. Sidney Poitier KBE was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

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 | The Woman Today: The Yugoslav Feminist Magazine and Its Impact (online)


The Yugoslav illustrated feminist magazine The Woman Today (1936–1940) functioned as one of the discursive spots of Popular Front magazine’s network, through which the international movement and ideology of left feminism developed. Addressing this network and the corresponding Popular Front strategy, this lecture will discuss a number of issues associated with The Woman Today. These issues include women’s autonomous organizations that ran the magazine, specific positions of women editors, prominent discourses and ideologies (antifascism, communism, emancipation, new feminism, feminist internationalism, discourse of motherhood, trade unionism, pacifism), common topics (suffrage, women’s experiences, the Spanish Civil War, world peace), and privileged periodical literary genres (reportage and the short story). By framing the analysis of these agents with the interpretation of the then-Yugoslav political context and the question of the target reading audience (young women), the lecture argues in conclusion that the magazine played a seminal role in educating for the revolution.   Speaker Stanislava Barać is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Literature and Arts in Belgrade.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Fine Art or Looted Treasure? (in-person and online)


Who has valid claim to  the Parthenon statues and marble taken in the early 1800s by a British nobleman? Un recent years many museums have been returning artifacts from nations gained either through plunder or with “permission” from the native land.  Should this become the standard? Is it ever ok for a nation or museum to keep artifacts from another culture
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | The Global PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals” Public Health Threat (in-person and online)


Robert Bilott will discuss the scientific, regulatory, and legal history of our discovery of the worldwide threat to human health and the environment posed by man-made PFAS “forever chemicals’, along with how this threat was covered up from the scientific community, regulators, lawmakers, and the public for decades, and what actions were necessary to reveal the truth and spur steps to begin protecting the public and the environment.
   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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Concert | Caribbean Music and More (online)


From Jamaican and Haitian folk songs, the Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet celebrates the works of Black composers and musicians in the Americas and more. PERFORMERS: Jorge Avila, violin Evelyn Petcher Brandes, violin Sally Shumway, viola Eliot Bailen, cello PROGRAM Yellowbird – Traditional: Arranged by Thomas H. Graf Quintet No. 4 (1773) – Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Canciones de Monteverde (2020) – Oliver Caplan Jamaican Folk (2002) – Peter Ashbourne
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Closer-Look Tour: Folk Artists Between 85 and 95 (online)


Bill Traylor, one of the 20th century's best known self-taught artists, created his body of work between the ages of 85 and 95. Many others waited, or had to wait, until they retired, were widowed, or raised their children--or all of the above. In this program, explore the work of artists from the collection who came to art-making later in life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Dall'Abaco, Biber, and More (In Person and Online)


Take in a rich array of compositions for unaccompanied cello that highlights the instrument's unique expressive qualities. Featuring a brilliant variety of works by Dall'Abaco, J.S. Bach, Jean-Pierre Duport, Antonii and Biber. Caroline Nicolas, Baroque cello. Acclaimed cellist/gambist Caroline Nicolas enjoys an active and multifaceted career as one of the outstanding performers of music from the Renaissance to the Romantic eras. Noted for her "eloquent artistry and rich, vibrant sound" (Gainesville Times), she has been praised for her unique ability to combine emotionally rich interpretations with a historically inquisitive spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Discussion | A Conversation with WNYC's Brian Lehrer (online)


Julie Salamon sits down with WNYC and podcast host Brian Lehrer. Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. He also hosts Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast. The New York Times has called Lehrer a "master interviewer." David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, says Lehrer is "the equivalent of Lebron James or Steph Curry in the interviewing game." New York Magazine put him on its "dream dinner party guest list."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | The Woman King (2022): historical epic


In the 1800s, a group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey with skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that's determined to destroy their way of life. Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega. 135 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Discussion | Conversations About Crafting (Online)


Join a community of fellow crafters and talk your latest creation. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, you can chat and share tips with crafty people just like you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | The Transformation Power of Photography: A Tool for Wellness, Wisdom and Stress Reduction (online)


In such a busy world, both online and off, it's easy to get caught up in the hectic cycle of just trying to get by. Chris Orwig will help you utilize photography to slow down, stress less and live more, while creating better photographs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Park Walk | Forest Bathing


Reconnect with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Forest Therapy or Forest Bathing comes from the traditions of Shinrin Yoku and other European and indigenous cultures. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring water, snacks, and a towel or cushion for sitting on the ground.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lecture | If the Shoe Fits: Cinderella Narratives in Proust and Nella Larsen (in-person and online)


This presentation would project what Mary Jane Lupton has identified as the Cinderella narrative in Jessie Redmon Fausset’s Comedy: American Style onto a comparative analysis of the character of and fashions worn by Odette in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu and the Cinderella narrative’s subversion in Nella Larsen’s Passing and Quicksand. Clothing will be analyzed in all three novels to discuss the tensions between racial and class self-transformation and the idea of passing. Although not all of the characters in the novels examined successfully pass, as do the protagonists of Passing, there are moments— for example in Quicksand’s Danish chapters, and at the end of Le Temps retrouvé—when the transformation and acceptance into a different social world seems nearly complete and seamless. Yet, these borrowed moments are ultimately undermined by social realities, and the need for narrative repayment. Speaker Adele Kudish is Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College,.
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Telling War: Theater and the Multiplicity of Experiences in Postwar Soviet Ukraine (in-person and online)


How do societies explain what happened during war, what they did and what was done to them? In the Soviet Union after World War II theater played a central role in constructing a narrative of war appropriate to general audiences, officials, and most artists. The Theater of the Carpathian Military District in recently-conquered Lviv, Ukraine, was a central factory of such war stories. Yet this theater told these stories in a place of multiple and often conflicting experiences: here were Holocaust survivors, returning Ostarbeiters, partisans, nationalists, those who survived occupation, those whose wartime traumas, and losses did not fit the Soviet narrative. This talk explores the disparity between the stories on stage and those true war stories of place, and argues for the importance of place in telling war. Local experiences shaped Soviet meanings. The struggle in Soviet Ukraine with finding words for war might offer a platform to explore the emerging theatrical narratives of Russia’s war in Ukraine today and to figure out how such stories are constructed, how they include or exclude experiences, and how theater can, or cannot, address trauma. Speaker Dr. Mayhill C. Fowler is an historian of Ukraine and associate professor in the Department of History at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | What Makes Ukraine Resilient in an Asymmetric War? A Survey of Local Governments' Emergency Responses (in-person and online)


Ukraine revealed puzzling resilience in the face of the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24, 2022. Local authorities, in particular, continue to provide public services and respond to crises arising from Russian attacks on critical civilian infrastructure and housing and massive internal displacement. This survey illuminates how local authorities ensure the effectiveness and legitimacy of their emergency responses using elements of collaborative and anticipatory governance. These findings also highlight a shifting social contract in Ukraine towards partnership between authorities and citizens as a foundation for democracy more broadly. Speaker Oleksandra Keudel is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Governance at the Kyiv School of Economics.
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | Reimagining Global: The Place of the University


A stimulating discussion as global thinkers examine the place of universities in today's global conditions. Universities, with their borders constantly shifting, their scale and scope expanding and contracting, have long been sites of encounter, imagination, and exchange worldwide. How to reclaim the place of knowledge production, or to reinvent its meaning, at a time when globality in its various, contradictory forms is experiencing a crisis on several fronts? In what ways, might we still speak of something like a "global university," and in what ways must we reorient our thought, perhaps to acknowledge its limits but also to reimagine new possibilities?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Reading | Storytelling Circle (online)


One of the oldest traditions around the world is storytelling — folk tales, fairy tales, historic tales, family tales. Bring whatever story you choose. We’ll gather ’round the virtual campfire and listen. Doris Hart moderates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | 2 Films by China's Leading Queer Filmmaker


The event features the screening of New Beijing New Marriage and The Drum Tower by Popo Fan, an activist and one of China’s leading queer filmmakers, 6:00pm-7:30pm, followed by Q&A panel discussion with the director, 7:30pm-8:15pm, participated by Prof. Ying Qian, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Prof. Ron Gregg, Director of MA Program in Film/Media Studies and moderated by Jim Cheng, Director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | How Jews Became Citizens: Curator's Tour


What does citizenship mean to you? What are the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship? Curator Ivy Weingram leads a tour in which she addresses these meaningful questions in the special exhibition, How Jews Became Citizens: Highlights from the Sid Lapidus Collection. The Lapidus collection tells the complex, ongoing story of the Jewish people’s path to emancipation—the process through which Jews obtained rights—in Europe, across centuries. Read more about the exhibition  here.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Into the Respite: Artists in Conversation


Considering bell hooks’s “Homeplace (A Site of Resistance)” as a grounding text, the artists will expand upon the ways they engage Black communities online and beyond.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Puppetry Workshop 


This hour-long interactive demonstration will explore what exactly a puppet is or can be, how to find them in everyday objects, and why we emotionally invest in them. Through this session, participants will get an inside look into some of the rehearsal techniques, philosophy, and exercises used by professional puppeteers. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Audience in Female “Personation”: Centering Women through Interplay on the All-Male Stage (online)


This talk will explore how the all-male playing companies of Shakespeare’s London could work to resist their own maleness by enlisting the playgoer as direct addressee of the cross-dressed “boy-heroine.” Arguing that early modern conceptions of “personation” entail the character rather than the player addressing the audience, Nancy Selleck's claim in the case of many cross-dressed female roles is for the authority of the character’s voice, as opposed to the frequent critical view of its erasure via the perceived presence of the boy player “beneath.” She suggests that the English convention of the boy-actress creates its own distinct form of audience interplay, making the representation of female character a collaborative process. Engaging playgoers directly with the voice, action, & consciousness of the cross-dressed heroine works to re-center authority away from subjective masculinity and toward the exciting interpersonal complexity typical of cross-gendered perspectives. Speaker Nancy Selleck is the author of a book on Shakespeare and the language of identity in the Renaissance, The Interpersonal Idiom in Shakespeare, Donne, and Early Modern Culture, as well as essays and articles appearing in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Modern Drama, Ballet Review, and John Donne in Context.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Power of the Romance Heroine


An evening of conversation over cocktails and snacks. Romance novels have historically been written by women, for women and about women. The genre has gone through many iterations over time, from the early romances of Jane Austen to the rise of the bodice-ripper to today’s increasingly diverse array of protagonists and plotlines. But through the centuries, one theme has remained constant. As famed romance author Beverly Jenkins put it, “Romance offers that comfort read, but it also offers resistance [...] Women have always had to resist in order to get what they want out of life." A knockout panel of romance authors, editors and experts who will take us through the evolution of the romance heroine over time. Through that lens, the panelists will discuss the genre’s power as a tool for feminism, diversity and challenging the status quo, as well as its important value in providing a sense of comfort and community to its readers. You’ll have an opportunity to ask our panelists your burning questions, as well as the opportunity to purchase copies of our authors’ latest books. This is a great event for romance die-hards, newbies, aspiring writers or anyone who likes to read. Speakers include: Adriana Herrera, Author Erin Leafe, Writer, Storyteller and Host, Learning the Tropes Podcast Sarah MacLean, Author Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Penguin Books  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood


In this groundbreaking portrait of a courageous icon of independence, Hilary A. Hallett traces Elinor Glyn’s meteoric rise from a depressed society darling to a world-renowned celebrity author who consorted with world leaders from St. Petersburg to Cairo to New York. After reporting from the trenches during World War I, Glyn was lured by American movie producers from Paris to Los Angeles for her remarkable third act. Weaving together years of deep archival research, Hallett movingly conveys how Glyn, more than any other individual during the Roaring Twenties, crafted early Hollywood’s glamorous romantic aesthetic. She taught the screen’s greatest leading men to make love in ways that set audiences aflame, and coined the term “It Girl,” which turned actress Clara Bow into the symbol of the first sexual revolution.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | New Story, New Power: A Woman's Guide to Negotiation


Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida’s new book is a practical guide inspired by her decades of research and experience coaching hundreds of professional women in the workplace. Fisher-Yoshida shares no-nonsense strategies for disrupting negative self-talk, based on firsthand accounts of women at all stages of their careers, and personal insights.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The American Way: A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe


Family lore had it that author Bonnie Siegler’s grandfather Jules crossed paths with Marilyn Monroe in Midtown Manhattan late one night in 1954, her white dress flying up around her as she filmed a scene for The Seven Year Itch. Siegler wasn’t sure she quite believed her grandfather’s story…until, cleaning out his apartment, she found the film reel. That discovery would prompt her to investigate her grandfather’s seemingly-tall tales — and lead her in pursuit of a remarkable, poignant piece of forgotten history, bridging old Hollywood, the birth of the comic book, and the Holocaust. The American Way is a kaleidoscopic tale of hope and reinvention, of daring escapes and fake identities, of big dreams and the magic of movies, and what it means to be a real-life Superman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The Caretaker: The Perils of Devotion


Doon Arbus’s book takes no prisoners as it explores the perils of devotion and the potentially lethal charisma of things. Following the death of a renowned and eccentric collector, the fate of the privately endowed museum he cherished falls to a peripatetic stranger who had been his fervent admirer. In his new role as caretaker of The Society for the Preservation of the Legacy of Dr. Charles Morgan, this restive man, in service to an absent master, at last finds his calling. The peculiar institution over which he presides is dedicated to the annihilation of hierarchy: peerless antiquities commune happily with the ignored, the discarded, the undervalued and the valueless. What transpires as the caretaker assumes dominion over this reliquary of voiceless objects and over its visitors is told in a manner at once obsessive and matter-of-fact, and in language both cocooning and expansive.
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Discussion | African Immigrants: 2023 and the Issues that Matter (online)


A discussion among key stakeholders from local officials to grassroots organizations working to support Black and African migrants in NYC. This program will focus on highlighting the experiences and narratives of Black migrants, New York City’s response to Black asylum seekers and the continued education, policy and advocacy work of organizations on the ground. Panelists include Robert Agyemang of African Communities Together; Melissa Johnson, New York Organizer for Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI); Amanda Lugg, interim Co-Executive Director of African Services Committee; Haddy Gassama, UndocuBlack and The Gambian Youth Organization. This conversation will be moderated by journalist Fisayo Okare.
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Jazz | Works by Multi-Cultural Artists Including Ellington, Coleridge-Taylor, and More


The Harlem Chamber Players present the 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This live music concert will feature the world premiere of new works, as well as solo works for piano and music by Valerie Coleman, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Terrance McKnight's own juxtapositions of Langston Hughes' poetry as spoken word over piano works by Beethoven. Terrance McKnight, Host and Performer; Oliver Hagen, Guest Conductor; Aruan Ortiz, Guest Pianist and Composer; Don Byron, Guest Clarinetist; Ashley Horne, Violin; Claire Chan, Violin; William Frampton, Viola; Wayne Smith, Cello; Karen Bogardus, Flute; Shelby Blezinger-McCay, Percussion. Program: Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974) Black and Tan Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano Don Byron (1958 - ) Delphian Nuptials for Clarinet and Piano Aruan Ortiz (1973 - ) Pastor's Paradox - Part 3: The Dream That Wasn't Meant to Be Ours Valerie Coleman (1970 - ) Umoja for String Quartet Aruan Ortiz (1973 - ) Episodes of an Unforeseen Departure (World Premiere) Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912) Clarinet Quintet The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. In addition, The Harlem Chamber Players builds diverse audiences for classical music in general through community and educational outreach, as well as through collaborations with Harlem's other arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions, while creating opportunities for classically trained musicians of color.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Irena Klepfisz: Her Birth and Later Years: New and Collected Poems, 1971-2021 (online)


For fifty years, Irena Klepfisz has written powerful, searching poems about relatives murdered during the war, recent immigrants, a lost Yiddish writer, a Palestinian boy in Gaza, and various people in her life. A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice. Klepfisz's new book is the first and only complete collection of her work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | Tattoo Mike (2023), Documentary and Talk Back


In the early 1980s, a young artist with a fatal medical condition moves to the shadow world of New York City's Lower East Side, intent on covering his face with tattoos in defiance of the ban against tattooing then in place. In so doing, Michael Wilson transformed himself into a pioneer of American sideshow performance--the Illustrated Man. Dir.: Ethan Hill 90min.
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Film | Tattoo Mike (2023): Documentary on The Illustrated Man


A story about the shadow side of New York City; from the Coney Island Freak Show to the illegal underground skin and ink scene that arose during the city's 35-year ban against tattooing. It is a film about art, expression, and one man's rise to underground fame and untimely death. Tattoo Mike is the untold story of international pop culture icon Michael Wilson. Director: Ethan Hill Followed by a discussion with Dick Zigun, Wilson’s long-time friend and founder of Coney Island USA / Sideshows by the Seashore, where Wilson gained renown; Clayton Patterson, co-founder of the Tattoo Society of New York, whose efforts led to the re-legalization of tattooing in NYC in 1997; and the director.
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Classical Music | Choir Performs Music from Around the Globe


Join Prague's Cancioneta Praga for a concert of folk, pop, and classical music from around the world In anticipation of its upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall, j Founded in 2010 by choirmaster Lukas Jindrich, Cancioneta Praga draws members from renowned choir in the Czech republic, and has been featured with the Prague Philharmonia and Orchestra of the Czech Armed Forces, among many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussion | Harlem Speaks of Ray Carman of The Duke Ellington Society


Ray Carman was giant man, literally and figuratively. When he wasn't busy leading The Duke Ellington Society, he and his wife Marlene devoted hundreds of hours to greeting and educating visitors to the museum for many years. Celebrate his love of all things Ellingtonia with music and memories of a great man.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Slide Lecture | Hawaii Travel and Photography (online)


Dr. Julie Feldstein shares photographs from her regular visits to her native Hawaii, where her family has lived for four generations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Jazz with Piano, Voice, Alto Saxophone, Bass, and more


Leader Eli "Dr. E" Yamin and his quartet perform the music of Willie Dixon, Elizabeth Cotten, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson and Eli Yamin. Eli Yamin, piano and voice; Zaid Nasser, alto saxophone; Elias Bailey, bass; David F. Gibson, drums; and special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussion | Novelists in Conversation


A fiction reading by Uzodinma Iweala and a conversation with Darin Strauss, followed by a reception/signing. Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. His books include Beasts of No Nation, Our Kind of People, and Speak No Evil. Darin Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than it Hurts You,  the memoir Half a Life, and most recently the acclaimed novel The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Trembling Bodies, Buried Beast, and Nomadic Objects: The Performative Life of Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue


Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue is arguably the most iconic art project realized in Poland's public space after the political transformation of 1989. Conceived as a social experiment by the internationally recognized Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska, this site-specific installation was meant to metaphorically bring the "vanished Jews back into the landscape of contemporary Poland." However, due to the ongoing difficulty in Poland to deal with Polish-Jewish history, as well as the present social, economic and political struggles, since its inception, the project's location has become a prominent site for various activists, including women, nurses, LGBTQ+ communities, environmental activists, protesters against the war in Ukraine, and others. Justyna Wierzchowska will discuss the performative life of Rajkowska's installation from historical, postcolonial and psychosocial perspectives to read it as symptomatic of the most sensitive areas of Polish cultural memory and identity. Wierzchowska is an Associate Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Opera | Furiosus: Concert Performance Based on One of the Best-Known Works in Italian Literature


This is a concert performance of an opera in two acts, music by Roberto Scarcella Perino and libretto by Flora Gagliardi. based on the epic poem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto Inspired by Orlando Furioso, one of the best-known works in Italian literature, this North American premiere takes you on a galactic journey from earth to moon, from mythical to human, highlighting the vicissitudes of life, love, sorcery, and seduction while Roberto Scarcella Perino's score provides a warm, whimsical, and thoroughly transportive musical underpinning of the unfolding drama. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Comedy Club | NY Laughs Stand-Up Comedy


A sober evening of stand-up comedy with NY Laughs. This unique non-profit seeks to enrich lives, build community, and inspire audiences through humor. Some content may not be appropriate for young children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Asian Composers


Lisa Yui, piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Retro Pop Combo from Brooklyn


The members of the Brooklyn retro pop combo Tipa Tipo fuse the spirit of '70s soft rock and glimmering disco with Latin rhythms. Originally formed in Lima, Perú in 2010, the band plays live as a trio fronted by co-producers Adele Fournet and Felipe Wurst with Jordan Auber on drums. The group packs the sonic force of a much bigger ensemble in concert by combining contrapuntal synth bass, tight vocal harmonies, and intoxicating electric guitar and piano textures. Tipa Tipo will bring their captivating brand of vintage yacht rock en español to the Atrium for a double premiere: their first time playing in the space and the inaugural concert performance of songs from their forthcoming EP Cintas de Embalar. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Renovation of the National Gallery in London


Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, presents her insights into a renovation of the National Gallery London Selldorf Architects is working on a renovation of the National Gallery London including improvements to its surrounding public realm. The firm was selected in July 2021 as lead of a multidisciplinary team to create a more welcoming, inclusive and accessible National Gallery. Other recent international projects include Luma Arles, a center for contemporary arts in France, and multiple galleries and other arts venues. Annabelle Selldorf is Principal of Selldorf Architects a 70-person architectural design practice she founded in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York and the World Monuments Fund.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Enigma, Williams, and More


NYU Orchestra Two; guest conductor Ted Sperling; Alex Jashinski, saxophone.   Program: Elgar Enigma (1857 - 1934) Variations John Williams (1932 - ) Star Wars Suite Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936) Alto Saxophone Concerto in E-Flat Major
   New York City, NY; NYC
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