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48 free events take place on Thursday, February 8 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 8 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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free events nyc Tour of New York City Hall
free events nyc The Billie Holiday Symposium
free events nyc 1700s European Dances with Musical Accompaniment from Grammy Nominated Musician (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom
free events nyc Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More (In Person AND Online)
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Classical Music | Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (online)


A performance of the Budapest Festival Orchestra interpreting Beethoven's masterful Symphony No. 7 conducted by Iv?n Fischer. Ludwig van Beethoven widely regarded as one of the most influential and revolutionary composers in the history of Western classical music. His legacy is marked not only by the sheer brilliance of his compositions but also by the profound impact he had on the evolution of musical forms and expression. Composed between 1811 and 1812, Symphony No. 7 in A Major is one of Beethoven's most beloved symphonies, celebrated for its emotional intensity, rhythmic vitality, and innovative use of orchestral color. The Allegretto from the second movement has been particularly popular and has been featured in various films, television shows, and cultural events over the years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 am
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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 (online)

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 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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
10:00 am
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Tours, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Tour of New York City Hall

Film | Queen Christina (1933) with Greta Garbo


The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio, a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover. Director: Rouben Mamoulian Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses of all time, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Queen Christina (1933) with Greta Garbo

Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
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Talks, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices

Symposium | The Billie Holiday Symposium


Celebrate the artistry of the great Billie Holiday and the publication of Bitter Crop: The Heartache and Triumph of Billie Holiday's Last Year by Paul Alexander. To mark the occasion, The Billie Holiday Symposium will bring together prominent singers, musicians, scholars, and authors, including several of Holiday's friends and associates, to explore--and experience--the enduring significance of Billie Holiday's music. Among those featured in this all-day event will be Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Margo Jefferson; singer-songwriter (and Billie Holiday's goddaughter) Mala Waldron; Lorraine Feather, also a goddaughter of Billie Holiday's and a three-time Grammy-nominated lyricist and singer; esteemed jazz writer and the winner of eight Grammy Awards for Best Liner Notes, Dan Morgenstern; star of Broadway shows, including Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar, Maya Days; economist and adopted son of Abel Meeropol, the composer of "Strange Fruit," Michael Meeropol; and one of today's most popular jazz singer-songwriters Madeleine Peyroux, among others. Conceived, produced, and moderated by Paul Alexander, an esteemed biographer of American cultural and political figures, the symposium will consider the legacy of Holiday through the lenses of her personal life, her music, and her most iconic and powerful song, "Strange Fruit." The symposium will conclude with an evening performance by leading jazz vocalists and musicians of some of Holiday's most popular songs--as well as some of the most overlooked.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free
Symposiums, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, The Billie Holiday Symposium

Gallery Talk | Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North: Curator's Tour


Sadé Ayorinde gives a tour of the exhibition which offers a new window onto Black representation in a region that is often overlooked in narratives of early African American history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North: Curator's Tour

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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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Gallery Talk | Marvels of My Own Inventiveness: Curatorial Tour


Brooke Wyatt and Sadé Ayorinde will lead an in-person, introductory tour of the exhibition. Featuring 22 paintings by five contemporary Black artists in the museum collection, the exhibition explores the artistic self-expression of Black makers working in and around abstraction.
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Marvels of My Own Inventiveness: Curatorial Tour

Dance Performance | 1700s European Dances with Musical Accompaniment from Grammy Nominated Musician (In Person AND Online)


Audiences will be transported back to the 1700's with dances in French, English, and Spanish style performed by dancer Julia Bengtsson from The New York Baroque Dance Company, accompanied by musicians Jason Priset, Dongmyung Ahn and Paul Shipper. The New York Baroque Dance Company is America's leading Baroque dance ensemble and is led by Artistic Director Catherine Turocy. Julia Bengtsson is a dancer and choreographer originally from Sweden. Her productions span from 18th-century opera-ballets to contemporary dance works and have been presented at Carnegie Hall, UN Headquarters, Bruno Walter Auditorium, and Alvin Ailey Dance Center. Paul Shipper is a Grammy-nominated singer, instrumentalist and stage director. He is a renowned early music specialist, who has performed in all 50 states and 17 countries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Dance Performances, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, 1700s European Dances with Musical Accompaniment from Grammy Nominated Musician (In Person AND Online)

Film | Barbie (2023) with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and More


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. Director: Greta Gerwig Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell Margot Robbie is an Australian actress and producer. Known for her work in both blockbuster and independent films, she has received various awards and nominations, including nominations for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017 and she was ranked as one of the world's highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2019. Ryan Gosling is a Canadian actor. Prominent in both independent film and major studio features of varying genres, his films have accrued a worldwide box office gross of over 1.9 billion USD. He has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award.
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Barbie (2023) with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and More

Film | Buck and the Preacher (1972) Directed by Sidney Poitier, Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee


Following the end of the Civil War, soldier-turned-trail-guide Buck makes a living by helping former slaves find settlements in the West. Along the way, a con artist, the Preacher, joins the group, and constantly clashes with Buck. But when a gang of bounty hunters, led by the fiendish Deshay, attempts to round up the freed slaves to bring them back to Louisiana, the two put aside their differences to fight a common enemy. Director: Sidney Poitier Cast: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell Sidney Poitier 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 and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. Harry Belafonte was an American singer, actor, and civil rights activist, who popularized calypso music with international audiences in the 1950s and 1960s. Belafonte's career breakthrough album Calypso (1956) was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte won three Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award.  Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She originated the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) and Do the Right Thing (1989). For her performance as Mama Lucas in American Gangster (2007), Dee was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Dee was a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award winner. She was also a National Medal of Arts, Kennedy Center Honors and Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award recipient.
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Buck and the Preacher (1972) Directed by&nbsp;Sidney Poitier, Starring&nbsp;Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

Jazz | Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom


Bassist Hilliard Greene presents "Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom." This performance/workshop in words and music brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people of African descent in their efforts to escape to free states and Canada. These uniquely American heritage songs are recognized as a distinct musical genre. Hilliard Greene is acclaimed for composing and performing solo contrabass music. His tours have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Former musical director for vocalist Jimmy Scott and concert master for pianist Cecil Taylor, he is the leader of The Jazz Expressions. The music that will be featured today is based on the coded Negro spirituals that runaway slaves used to elude capture. Selections will include: Swing Low Sweet Chariot Wade In The Water Deep River Go Down Moses Michael Row De Boat Ashore I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom

Classical Music | Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More (In Person AND Online)


Nagyeom Jang, Cello. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72 Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1 Faur? (1845-1924), Papillon, Op. 77
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More (In Person AND Online)

Lecture | From the Holocaust to Hamas: Faces of Antisemitism (online)


Michael Berenbaum in an in-depth exploration of the multifaceted nature of antisemitism from the Holocaust to Hamas. This will be a profound examination of the different manifestations and historical roots of antisemitism, shedding light on its evolution from the darkest chapters of history to present-day persecution and terror. First of 4 sessions. February 8, Session 1: Christian and Muslim Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism February 15, Session 2: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Other Big Lies February 22, Session 3: Nazi Antisemitism - Why, however bad things are today, this is not the same February 29, Session 4: Contemporary Antisemitism: Sources, Goals, Priorities, Crises
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3:00 pm
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Lectures, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, From the Holocaust to Hamas: Faces of Antisemitism (online)

Discussion | Music, the Climate Crisis, and the Haitian Drum


Speakers will discuss the potential novel approaches to tackling the climate crisis when considering music and in relation to combating global antiblack structures. The Haitian tanbou drum provides a potential site to refigure the value of the environment alongside the insistence on making Black lives matter. The three invited speakers/performers approach these kinds of questions from distinct disciplines and methodologies spanning the arts, humanities, and sciences. Speakers: Gaston “Bonga” Jean-Baptiste, musician Rebecca Dirksen, Laura Boulton Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Kevin C. Grady, Director of Ecoculture
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Discussions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Music, the Climate Crisis, and the Haitian Drum

Poetry Reading | Soil Sessions: Earth-Inspired Poetry


In conjunction with the exhibition Delcy Morelos: El abrazo, Soil Sessions is an iterative series of interdisciplinary activations, poetic responses to, discursive reflections on, and embodied engagements with the earth as subject and material in Morelos’s work. These public programs, presented throughout the run of the exhibition, invite sustained engagement with the commission through a variety of lenses. Starts every 30 minutes.
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Poetry Readings, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Soil Sessions: Earth-Inspired Poetry

Classical Music | Works by Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More for Cello and Harp (In Person AND Online)


Angeline Kiang, Cello; Krissy Teng, Harp. Program Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in F Minor K. 466 Faur? (1845-1924), Une ch?telaine en sa tour Eric Schmidt, Etude No. 6 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), "Andante" from Violin Sonata No. 2 Jacques de la Presle (1888-1969), Le jardin mouill? J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 Schubert (1797-1828), Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), "None but the Lonely Heart" from 6 Romances, Op. 6
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Works by Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and More for Cello and Harp (In Person AND Online)

Jazz | Jazz Drums (In Person AND Online)


Hank Allen-Barfield, Jazz Drums. Program Billy Higgins (1936-2001), Alias Buster Henry Cedar Walton (1934-2013), Clockwise Barry Harris (1929-2021), Curtain Call Coby Petricone-Berg, Arteio Hank Allen-Barfield, October Hank Allen-Barfield, L.T.B.
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Opening Reception | Andreas Emenius: Näste


The latest creations by Swedish artist Andreas Emenius. Emenius’s work explores the forces of life churning beyond our perception. He is interested in the intersection between pragmatic, urban life and the universal animalistic laws that dictate nature and man. Emenius has fixed his critical gaze towards the still life, painting the same subject repeatedly in an attempt to derive its hidden truths. After spending time near Lake Geneva in 2020, Andreas Emenius began to seriously contemplate the fields of flowers outside his window and the source of tension between his dwelling and the wellspring of natural beauty just outside.
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Andreas Emenius: N&auml;ste

Opening Reception | Color Photographs from the New Deal (1939-1943)


Including many new selections of color photographs from the Library of Congress archive, the show will also incorporate documentation of labor movements (the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance in NYC, among others), as well as strikes and protests from the 1930's and 40's which collectively identify the significance of extra governmental popular movements in helping shape the progressive economic reforms of the New Deal period. The original show text is below.
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Color Photographs from the New Deal (1939-1943)

Opening Reception | EJ Hauser: Grow Room


A solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by EJ Hauser. Hauser’s graphic-abstract hybrids simultaneously offer macro and micro glimpses of nature effervescing with energy and life. Grow Room conjures the nurturing period of germination which begins indoors during the cold months, before nature takes over and performs its magic and electricity.  
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, EJ Hauser: Grow Room

Opening Reception | Frank Gehry: Ruminations


An exhibition of new sculptures and works on paper by Frank Gehry featuring large-scale elaborations on objects from his Fish Lamps sculpture series (1984–86 and 2012–), a Crocodile Lamp sculpture, and several works on paper that have not previously been seen in New York.
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Frank Gehry: Ruminations

Opening Reception | From Nature to Culture: Group Show


This student exhibition exploring 21st century themes in an uncertain world, curated by BFA Fine Arts chair Suzanne Anker, Director of Operations Gunars Prande, and department faculty members Ron Baron and George Boorujy. From ecological distress to ethnic wars, to social justice, what has been awakened after COVID lockdown? Referencing the climate-conscious collective Artists Commit, which provides tools and support for climate change awareness, the show explores the carbon footprints created by art exhibitions. Odes to the declining coral reefs around the globe— home to one thriving ecosystems of fish, plants and sea creatures—as well as the anxiety and chaos of the current moment are represented in the form of ceramic sculptures, texts and prints.
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Opening Receptions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, From Nature to Culture: Group Show

Book Discussion | Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See


Award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker launches her new book, a rollicking adventure that will change the way you see forever. In conversation with New Yorker staff writer Hannah Goldfield, Bosker takes readers on another fascinating, hilarious, and revelatory journey--this time burrowing deep inside the impassioned, secretive world of art and artists
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Book Discussions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See

Opening Reception | Michiko Sakano: Droplets


The first solo exhibition of work by designer and glass artist Michiko Sakano. On view February 9 – March 30, 2024, the exhibition marks the debut of Sakano’s inaugural lighting collection. An internationally renowned master glassblower, Sakano has been the fabricator for many leading designers including regular collaborations with Lindsey Adelman and Jorge Pardo. The Droplet series was born from her desire to wrest the glass she makes from the dictate of the hardware with which it is commonly combined to create light fixtures. Instead, she has set out to make pieces that feel more spontaneous and are about glass, volume and roundness, not hardware and engineering.
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Opening Reception | Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude


This is the first major solo exhibition of this important 20th century artist in over 20 years, and one of the only ones to highlight Cadmus’s highly finished male nude drawings. Five rarely exhibited paintings will be on view in this exhibition, placing these intimate drawings in context and opening a conversation between these two sides of Cadmus’s practice. This will be a unique opportunity to see major works by this 20th-century master.
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Book Discussion | The Conceivable Future: Planning Families and Taking Action in the Age of Climate Change


Climate activists Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli on planning families in the age of climate change.
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Film | The L Shaped Room (1962): romance


Jane (is young, French, pregnant, and unmarried. Bucking convention, she is uninterested in settling with her baby's father or getting an abortion. After renting a room in a dingy London boarding house, Jane befriends the odd group of inhabitants and starts an affair with one boarder, Toby. As Jane's pregnancy threatens her new relationship, and the reality of single motherhood approaches, she is forced to decide what to do about both her baby and her budding romance. Director: Bryan Forbes Cast: Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Bernard Lee, Brock Peters, Cicely Courtneidge, Patricia Phoenix, Emlyn Williams
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Classical Music | Baroque Works for String Instruments


Twelfth Night ensemble performs trio sonatas Baroque Europe. Registration required.
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Discussion | Kidnapped Childhood: Russia's War on Ukraine's Children


The forced deportation of Ukraine’s children from Russian-occupied territories has been front-page news since the International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Putin on this charge in March 2023. The event brings together the founder of Save Ukraine, Mykola Kuleba, filmmaker Tetiana Khodakivska, artist Alevtina Kakhidze, and legal scholar Volodymyr Venher, who will explore different aspects of Russian war crimes against the children of Ukraine in a conversation with Director Valentina Izmirlieva.
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Discussion | Playwrights in Conversation


A public conversation between the award-winning playwrights and performance theorists Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Carmelita Tropicana. They discuss their composite histories of NYC, the various experimental worlds that shaped their work, and how they bring this all to the page, stage, and classroom. The conversation will be moderated by Department Chair, Alexandra T. Vazquez. Reception to follow.
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Discussions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Playwrights in Conversation

Film | No Dogs or Italians Allowed (2022): Animated Film from France


This animated film takes place In the beginning of the 20th century, in Ughettera, Northern Italy, The Ughetto family’s village. Living in the region had become very difficult and the Ughettos dream of a better life abroad. Legend has it that Luigi Ughetto crossed the Alps to start a new life in France, thus changing the destiny of his beloved family forever. His grandson travels back in time revisiting their history. Director: Alain Ughetto 70 min. In French and Italian with English subtitles  
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, No Dogs or Italians Allowed (2022): Animated Film from France

Book Discussion | The City as a Technical Being: On the Mode of Existence of Architecture (in-person and online)


The city is our largest artifact on this planet. Throughout its history it has spawned many new kinds of buildings, including the theater, the opera house, the museum, the bazaar, the shopping mall, the high-rise tower, and most recently, buildings like the pencil tower or the village on the roof of a shopping mall. How does the city affect the mode of existence of all these successively new buildings? This question typically has been answered in the discipline of architecture and urban design by looking to social and economic forces or a priori archetypes, understanding these as what give rise to all new urban objects. Peter Trummer's book attempts to reverse that convention, arguing for the inner qualities of the city itself as that through which all its forms and functions come into existence.
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Book Discussions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, The City as a Technical Being: On the Mode of Existence of Architecture&nbsp;(in-person and online)

Film | The Last Wave (1977): Taboo Murder Mystery, with Richard Chamberlain


A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. Director: Peter Weir Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil 106 min.
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, The Last Wave (1977): Taboo Murder Mystery, with Richard Chamberlain

Book Discussion | The Platonist in Love: Poetry, Love and Magic in Renaissance Italy


In many Italian courts of the sixteenth century, discussions on the philosophy of love had become a frivolous trend; concurrently, discourse on poetics was increasingly crystallizing along Aristotelian lines. Contrary to these trends, the philosopher Francesco Patrizi da Cherso (1529-1597) stood out: with the aim of initiating a dialogue with intellectually engaged courts and academies, he promoted a renewed Platonism to reshape the culture of his time. Patrizi reformed the intersections of poetry and love, presenting them as new philosophical instruments: the marvelous beauty of the poetic body and the physical beauty of the body of the beloved merged, projecting aesthetic and ethical tensions in the form of a new political magic. In light of the heavy influences of the Counter-Reformation, such approach aimed to trigger a true civil rebirth, stemming from the emancipation of the figure of the intellectual. It is thus possible to affirm that the ideal union of speculative life and active life, advocated by humanistic culture, still permeated the culture of sixteenth-century Italy, of which Patrizi's philosophical revolution represents one of the most complex and mature outcomes. These various threads will be explored in this conversation involving author Tommaso Ghezzani and a panel of discussants from various fields, including visual arts (Linda Karshan), psychiatry (Luca Caldironi) and humanistic scholarship (Nicola Cipani).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | A Vicious Game: Tour-de-Force High Fantasy (online)


Author Melissa Blair on her highly anticipated tour-de-force high fantasy novel. The pivotal third installment in The Halfling Saga series will upend everything Keera thought she knew about her enemies…and her allies.
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Musical | CANCELLED!!! Swimming in Jerusalem: A Modern Musical Parable (concert version) CANCELLED!!!


This parable, exploring relationships among citizens of Israel as presented through the complex experiences of teenage swimmers in a YMCA swim club in Jerusalem, will be presented by the not-for-profit Masterworks Theater Company,. With book, music, and lyrics by Michael Roberts and directed by Hannah Ryan. The concept for Swimming in Jerusalem was born from a front-page news article published in The New York Times on November 15, 2023, that was headlined "Swimming Together, 'Just Human Beings'." As the team prepares for a major swim meet, the musical explores the many mixed emotions and reactions among the young swimmers, both Palestinian and Jewish, giving rise to a story of joy, pain and personal responsibility to one's history and one's future.
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Musicals, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, CANCELLED!!! Swimming in Jerusalem: A Modern Musical Parable (concert version) CANCELLED!!!

Book Discussion | Chain Gang All Stars: Women Gladiators in Prison


Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
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Book Discussion | The Silence in Her Eyes: Suspenseful Psychological Thriller


Armando Lucas Correa's bold and suspenseful psychological thriller about a young woman with a rare neurological condition who is convinced her neighbor is going to be murdered. Leah has been living with akinetopsia, or motion blindness, since she was a child. For the last twenty years, she hasn’t been able to see movement. As she walks around her upper Manhattan neighborhood with her white stick tapping in front, most people assume she’s blind. But the truth is Leah sees a good deal, and with her acute senses of smell and hearing, very little escapes her notice. She has a quiet, orderly life, with little human contact beyond her longtime housekeeper, her doctor, and her elderly neighbor. That all changes when Alice moves into the apartment next door and Leah can immediately smell the anxiety wafting off her. Worse, Leah can’t help but hear Alice and a late-night visitor engage in a violent fight. Worried, she befriends her neighbor and discovers that Alice is in the middle of a messy divorce from an abusive husband. Then one night, Leah wakes up to someone in her apartment. She blacks out and in the morning is left wondering if she dreamt the episode. And yet the scent of the intruder follows her everywhere. And when she hears Alice through the wall pleading for her help, Leah makes a decision that will test her courage, her strength, and ultimately her sanity.
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Concert | Brass Ensemble


MSM Brass Ensemble; John Sheppard, Conductor.
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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Brass Ensemble

Discussion | Race Narratives Through Contemporary Media: Comic, Podcasts & AI


Quan Zhou in conversation with Wan Sonya Tang (Boston College) and Mary Kate Donovan (Skidmore College) about her work and how different contemporary media have influenced and impacted the expression of race issues in contemporary Spain from a Sino-Spanish perspective. Together, they will also discuss the relative absence of important role models in Spain (when compared to other national contexts) of artists and writers who critically engage and theorize issues of race and identity. In addition to a focus on Quan’s recent publications and blog, they will also address the medium of the podcast and the lack of racialized voices recorded in Spain today. By thinking across media and offering a comparative frame in which to situate Quan’s work, this event will contextualize Quan’s work through the lens of contemporary racialized media practices in and beyond Spain.
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Discussions, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Race Narratives Through Contemporary Media: Comic, Podcasts & AI

Film | Juice (1992): Film Screening and Talkback with Star Omar Epps


The early 1990s saw Hip-Hop cross over onto the silver screen as a vehicle for “hood films,” an Afrocentric resurrection of 1930s-style crime cinema. One of the cornerstones of this new breed of gangster film was Ernest R. Dickerson’s Juice, a bleak noir thriller anchored by the acting debut of a young Tupac Shakur. Thirty years later, this character study of a psychopathic power-hungry teen retains its edge, thanks in no small part to a talented performance from Shakur's co-star, the three-time NAACP Award winner Omar Epps. This is a full-length screening of the gangster classic followed by a candid Q&A session with Epps—focused on the making of the film, his iconic co-star, and the movie’s surprisingly lasting impact.
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Films, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Juice (1992): Film Screening and Talkback with Star Omar Epps

Talk | How Jewish is Democracy? (online)


With Rabbi Jonah Rank. Our ancestors probably knew the word “democracy” before they heard the word “Judaism.” Today many American Jews regard these two philosophies as non-negotiable values. From ancient rabbinic courts to the Knesset (Parliament) in the modern State of Israel, Jewish communities have put different democratic experiments to the test. In an age when so many Americans and Israelis fear for the stability of democracy, what can Jewish history and Jewish texts impress upon us about the future of a government by the people?\
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Classical Music | Piano Concert


Lisa Yui, Director.
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Master Class | Piano Master Class with Latin Grammy Nominee


Piano Master Class with Latin Grammy nominee Adonis Gonzalez-Matos.
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Concerts, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, Piano Master Class with Latin Grammy Nominee

Play | A Hunger Artist: Adaptation of Kafka's Seminal Short Story


A radical reimagining of Kafka's seminal short story about an artist who fasts in a cage. Set in an online streaming world, this production examines the human condition and noble ways of interactions in the current time through the hunger artist's questions of "what does it mean for him to gain attention from people" and "what are his real values that he can insist on" in that world. A student production.
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Plays, February 08, 2024, 02/08/2024, A Hunger Artist: Adaptation of Kafka's Seminal Short Story

Classical Music | Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Dvořák (In Person AND Online)


Eugene Kim, Cello. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor BWV 1011 Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 Dvořák (1841-1904), "Silent Woods" for Cello Sextet, Op. 68/5, B. 182
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