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44 free events take place on Tuesday, February 27 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 27 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of February . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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44 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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free events nyc Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Anna Quindlen Talks with New York Times Reporter Maggie Haberman (in-person and online)
free events nyc Soul (2020) with Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and More
free events nyc Being John Malkovich (1999) with John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and John Malkovich
free events nyc State of New York Public Transportation: A Conversation with Janno Lieber, Head of the MTA (online)
free events nyc Antisemitism: A Two-Night Virtual Summit (online)
free events nyc Piano Works by Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Brahms (In Person AND Online!)
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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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Tours, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Anna Quindlen Talks with New York Times Reporter Maggie Haberman (in-person and online)


For more than four decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen has explored the lives and challenges of modern women, as a columnist for The New York Times and Newsweek, as the author of 15 books of advice and philosophy and 10 novels. She's deftly navigated the personal, the political and the intimate, from family secrets and second chances, to love and triumph over adversity, rendering tales infused with her trademark emotional resonance and unfailing hope. Her latest endeavor, After Annie, is a moving novel of grief, healing and the power of tragedy to shape us in indelible ways. In conversation with Maggie Haberman, The New York Times White House correspondent.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
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Talks, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Anna Quindlen Talks with New York Times Reporter Maggie Haberman (in-person and online)

Talk | Black History Is Poster History (online)


From 1967 to 1980, Emory Douglas served as the official Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party (BPP).  In these positions, he art directed, designed, and created most of the illustrations—including the back page posters—for the Black Panther newspaper, spreading the Party’s message around the country if not the world. Almost sixty years later, he continues to advocate for securing what the Black Panther Party outlined in its famous ten-point program: “land, bread, justice, housing, and peace” for all people. By creating new posters as well as remixing and updating some from the Black Panther newspaper, Douglas maintains “All Power to the People” as his enduring graphic legacy. Colette Gaiter is a Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and Art & Design at the University of Delaware. After working in graphic design in New York City, she became an educator, artist, and writer. Her visual work, exhibited internationally, covers a range of media and forms, including artist books. Since 2005, she writes about former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas’s work, including his current international human rights artist activism. Her essays on his work appear in Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas (for which she wrote introductions to the 2014 edition and current third edition), and other books and publications. The 2022 book The Black Experience in Design includes her interview with Emory Douglas and an essay on evolving visual literacy.
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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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Concerts, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Film | Soul (2020) with Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and More


Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul. Director: Pete Docter Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, Angela Bassett Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He received acclaim for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray (2004), winning the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. That same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Fey was a cast member and head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. After her departure from SNL, she created the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006-2013, 2020) and the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020), the former of which she also starred in. Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and more. Phylicia Rashad is an American actress best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show (1984-1992) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She also played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996-2000). She was dubbed "The Mother of the Black Community" at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards. Angela Bassett is an American actress. Known for her work in film and television since the 1980s, she has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and eight Primetime Emmy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023, and she received an Academy Honorary Award in 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Soul (2020) with Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and More

Gallery Talk | The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries: Exhibition Tour


Director Gabriel Goldstein gives for a guided tour of the exhibition, illuminating the life and impact of the multifaceted luminary and great Jewish sage across continents and cultures through rare manuscripts and books. Exhibition highlights include manuscripts in Maimonides's own handwriting, a carved 11th century door to the Torah ark from Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue, and beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries: Exhibition Tour

Book Club | The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride


From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them
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Book Clubs, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Classical Music | Organ Works (In Person AND Online)


Eddie Zheng, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Organ Works (In Person AND Online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Moscow-Based Painter, Printmaker and Filmmaker (in-person and online)


Sanya Kantarovsky is a Moscow-born artist based in New York, who works across the fields of painting, printmaking, animation and film. In 2023, he presented solo gallery exhibitions at Taka Ishii, Kyoto, and Nonaka-Hill, Los Angeles; and was recently the subject of several institutional solo exhibitions including Aspen Art Museum, 2022; Kunsthalle Basel, 2018; and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 2017. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zurich; Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands; the Jewish Museum, New York; and SculptureCenter, New York. His work is held in numerous collections including the Tate, London; Courtauld, MCA Chicago; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; ICA Boston; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. A monograph of Kantarovsky’s work, No Joke, was published by Koenig Books in 2016, with a new comprehensive monograph forthcoming from MIT Press in 2024.
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Talks, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Artist Talk: Moscow-Based Painter, Printmaker and Filmmaker (in-person and online)

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
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Lecture | Cities as Unequal Opportunities for Good Health (in-person and online)


Dr. Majid Ezzati, Professor of Global Environmental Health at Imperial College London, will be presenting this talk which will use a combination of historical and recent data to argue that modern cities provide major benefits for public health. However, these benefits and opportunities are divided highly, and increasingly, unequally. It states directions for research to understand and overcome these inequalities.
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Lectures, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Cities as Unequal Opportunities for Good Health (in-person and online)

Talk | The New York Times' "Ethicist" Columnist Speaks on Identity


This talk navigates the complex waters of ethical understanding, guided by insights from the author of The New York Times Magazine's The Ethicist column. Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah examines how social identities, including race, gender, sexuality, and religion, intersect with and inform our ethical choices, and describes our identities as a social possession, one that we make together with others.
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Film | Being John Malkovich (1999) with John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and John Malkovich


In this quirky cult-favorite comedy, unemployed New York City puppeteer Craig Schwartz reluctantly takes a temp job as a filing clerk for the eccentric Dr. Lester. While at work, Craig discovers a portal that leads into the mind of renowned actor John Malkovich. When he lets his attractive co-worker Maxine in on the secret, they begin both an unusual business scheme and an odd relationship that involves Craig's restless wife, Lotte. Director: Spike Jonze Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place John Cusack began acting in films during the 1980s, starring in coming-of-age dramedies such as Sixteen Candles (1984), The Sure Thing (1985), Better Off Dead (1985), and Say Anything... (1989). He then started appearing in independent films such as Eight Men Out (1988), The Grifters (1990), True Colors (1991), and Bullets Over Broadway (1994). Cusack began appearing as a leading man in such film as the comedic films Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), the action thriller Con Air (1997), the animated musical Anastasia (1997), the psychological drama Being John Malkovich (1999), and the romantic comedies High Fidelity (2000), America's Sweethearts (2001), and more. Cameron Diaz has received various accolades, including nominations for four Golden Globe Awards. As of 2018, her films have grossed over $3 billion in the U.S., making her the fifth-highest-grossing actress at the domestic box office. She made her film debut in the comedy The Mask (1994). Following a supporting role in the romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), she starred as the titular character in the Farrelly brothers' comedy There's Something About Mary (1998), which brought her increased fame and her first Golden Globe nomination. Her following two projects--the sports drama Any Given Sunday and Spike Jonze's fantasy film Being John Malkovich (both 1999)--lent Diaz a reputation as a dramatic actress. John Malkovich is the recipient of several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 films, including The Killing Fields (1984), Empire of the Sun (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Of Mice and Men (1992), and many more.
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Films, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Being John Malkovich (1999) with John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and John Malkovich

Book Discussion | Fashion+: Inclusive Articulations and Practices in Design, Communication & Development


A new book by Dirk Reynders and BFA Fashion Program Director Marie Geneviève Cyr. This event will feature presentations by them and other contributors to the book, including Parsons Associate Professor of Integrated Design Otto von Busch, Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society Director Lucia Cuba, MX Oops, and Ardak Mukanova. It will be then followed by a panel Q&A. Fashion+ discusses the concept of inclusive fashion, its emergence, development, and  significance within contemporary society. It highlights the shift towards more environmentally and socially responsible practices within the fashion industry, leading to innovative working methods and values previously overlooked. The book also emphasizes the need to explore new conceptual frameworks and ways of representation in the inclusive fashion sector. The book introduces an anthology that aims to contribute both theoretically and practically to the understanding of inclusive fashion dynamics. It seeks to explore the intersection of inclusive fashion practices with various disciplines, methodologies, and collaborative approaches. The anthology invited contributions from diverse backgrounds, including theorists, practitioners, artists, educators, activists, and more. The intention is to address the transformative potential of inclusive practices and cultures in the fashion industry.
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Performance | Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed & Unbowed: One-Woman Show on Congress' First Black Female Member


A solo show from writer-actor Ingrid Griffith about the iconic political leader who became the first African American woman in Congress, and the first woman and African American to seek a major party nomination for president. Some called her “the Black Joan of Arc,” but the Brooklyn-born daughter of Caribbean parents called herself “Fighting Shirley”—as she faced off against a political machine mired in prejudice, and established herself as one of the most important trailblazing visionaries of her time. Following the performance, Griffith will be joined in conversation by Basil Smikle. Entertaining and educational, thoroughly researched and passionately performed, this abridged version of Unbossed and Unbowed brings to the “stage” for the first time the extraordinary life of Shirley St. Hill Chisholm. Beginning with her return to the United States at the age of 10, following an early childhood spent in Barbados with her grandmother, the show illuminates a crucially formative time for Chisholm’s Caribbean heritage and identity. In doing so, the performance examines how race and gender shaped the trajectory of her life, and why, as a young woman, she chose to dedicate herself to fighting for the unrepresented and disenfranchised.
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Book Discussion | The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading


Dwight Garner, the beloved New York Times critic and the author of Garner’s Quotations, serves up the intertwined pleasures of books and food in his own latest book, a memoir. The product of a lifetime of obsessively reading, eating, and every combination therein, The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading is a charming, emotional reminiscence, one that only Garner could write. In it, he records the voices of great writers and the stories from his life that fill his mind as he moves through the sections of the day and of this book: breakfast, lunch, shopping, the occasional nap, drinking, and dinner. Through his lifelong infatuation with these twin joys, we meet the man behind the pages and the plates, and a portrait of Garner, eager and insatiable, emerges. He writes with tenderness and humor about his mayonnaise-laden childhood in West Virginia and Naples, Florida (and about his father’s famous peanut butter and pickle sandwich), his mind-opening marriage to a chef from a foodie family (“Cree grew up taking leftover frog legs to school in her lunch box”) -- and the words and dishes closest to his heart.
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Book Discussion | They Called It Peace: Worlds of Imperial Violence


Lauren Benton discusses her latest release They Called It Peace—a panoramic history of how these routines of violence remapped the contours of empire and reordered the world from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. Join us for a book talk and discussion of They Called It Peace, Lauren Benton’s sweeping new account of imperial violence and global order from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Benton traces how practices of plunder and truce making fueled the rise of European empires and set up civilian massacres. She shows that efforts to limit violence against Indigenous communities helped Europeans stage and justify vast campaigns of dispossession. Uncovering the legal logic of imperial atrocities, They Called It Peace holds lessons for ongoing attempts to limit “small wars.” Co-sponsored by the The Remarque Institute, The NYU Department of History and the Institute for Public Knowledge
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Book Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, They Called It Peace: Worlds of Imperial Violence

Book Discussion | This Must Be The Place by Jesse Rifkin


Jesse Rifkin will discuss his book on the past 60 years of NYC's music history and the spaces and communities where it thrived.   How have real estate, gentrification, and community shaped New York City's music scene? New York City has been a hotbed of musical innovation for generations, and its neighborhoods have built and nurtured vibrant music scenes ranging from folk to hip hop. Relying on hundreds of interviews and firsthand accounts, Jesse Rifkin's This Must Be The Place (Hanover Square Press, 2023) examines the past sixty years of NYC's music history and the spaces where it thrived. Rifkin dismisses the notion of a singular "golden age" for New York's musical artists and presents it as a continuum evolving with the shifting fortunes of our city and deeply tied to the availability of affordable venues and other spaces for artists to connect and collaborate.
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Lecture | Colonized Temporalities


Many historical accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas depict this as the clash of different cultures. Professor Carmen Ibáñez will further deepen this characterization by using as an entry point the matter of temporalities, looking specifically at the high Andean region of South America. She argues that this contact between colonizers and colonized, in this case Aymara and Quechua peoples, brought together two forms of conceiving time that were very different. The result of this encounter was what she calls a chrono-structural mismatch, with important consequences that should be unveiled and understood.
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Lecture | Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race (online)


What is the truth behind the concept of race, an invention so pervasive many consider it fact? Scientists and scholars from the Science History Institute lead an examination of the roots of racism in American science and medicine. First of 5 sessions.
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
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Lecture | Song and Conversion in Medieval Europe


What does it mean to convert from one religion to another? What about from one language to another? Or from one cultural context to another? In this talk Mary Caldwell explores the concept of conversion literally and metaphorically through the lens of French, Hebrew, and Latin song in medieval Europe. Framing conversion as an ongoing, reversible, and retraceable process, she discusses songs reflecting the conversion experience from Judaism to Christianity; songs that are themselves converted from secular French Christian cultural spheres to a Jewish devotional ones through contrafacture; and songs employing the sonic language of Christian chant to express devotional Hebrew texts, penned by a convert from Christianity to Judaism. SPeaker Mary Channen Caldwell is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Lectures, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Song and Conversion in Medieval Europe

Book Discussion | Ukraine in the Third Year of War (in-person and online)


In this panel, Emma Mateo will discuss civilian engagement in the war effort, Volodymyr Kulyk— challenges of mobilization, Elise Giuliano—evolving public opinion in Ukraine since 2022, Timothy Frye—support for aid to Ukraine in the U.S. and Alexander Cooley—how the war has been viewed in Central Asia and in the Global South. Moderated by Mark Andryczyk.
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Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Wood (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The first encounter will focus on Wood: Composer Paolo da Firenze (c. 1355 – 1436) with sculptor Donatello (c. 1386 – 1466); and Composer Daniele Zanettovich (born 1950) with sculptor Bruno Walpoth (born 1959) Wood is the substrate for sculptures early and late; chant is the basic material of music works, early and late. How can our understanding of italianità in music be informed by Italian sculpture? The insubstantial nature of musical materials – mere vibrations that move through the air, imperceptible to sight and touch – creates in us a longing for an analog made of solid material. In sculpture we have just such an analog: run your hand across the carved wood; feel the heat radiating from the bronze; watch the light play off the marble surface. Find the substance of Italian music by exploring its relationship to the substance/s of sculpture, one medium at a time.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Experiences of a Queer Black Photographer


Based in New York, Clifford Prince King is a self-taught photographer who documents his relationships and experiences as a queer Black man, recording his life and the ways it is shaped by the people that surround him. Growing up in Arizona, King seldom saw his own identity reflected in images or popular films. A desire for representation led him to begin creating deeply personal images that extend an invitation to diverse audiences similarly seeking a sense of belonging, community, and safety.
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Discussion | Artists in Conversation


A conversation between artists Clifford Prince King and Lyle Ashton Harris on the occasion of King’s first public art exhibition, Let me know when you get home. The discussion will explore the intersections between the artists’ practices in photography and collage, examining ideas of gender, sexuality, and belonging.  How does one create a sense of home when far away from the usual sources of comfort? For his Public Art Fund exhibition, King has photographed the people and places he encountered during recent trips to Brazil and the Cayman Islands, and artist residencies on Fire Island, Syracuse, and Vermont. In 13 new works, King captures intimate moments of desire, affection, and self-realization. The conversation will share insights into the making of his new series of photographs, which function as a visual diary. Let me know when you get home marks a nomadic period in the artist’s life where the people that surrounded him temporarily became his home. 
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Talk | On Painting


Artist Polina Barskaya (b. 1984, Cherkassy, USSR) received an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a BA from Hunter College, NY. Barskaya received an Artist Fellowship in Painting from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) in 2021, and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2023, 2022, and 2020. Recent exhibitions include Taymour Grahne Projects, London; Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam; DC Moore Gallery, NY; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY; and Monya Rowe Gallery, NY. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Artnet, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Magazine (“The Best New York Art Shows of 2021”) and Hyperallergic, among others. The artist lives and works in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, and Citta Della Pieve, Italy. Barskaya is represented by Monya Rowe Gallery, NY.
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+
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Tour | Reclaiming Black Spaces Tour (online)


Who and where were the communities that drew Black New Yorkers to Lower Manhattan, and how were their experiences shaped by migration? How did those communities create a sense of home, and how did they resist the racism they faced? From the story of Sebastian de Britto, one of the first Black residents of the area in the 1640s, to Studio We, a musician’s collective in the 1970s, they’ll look at windows into the past that expand the history of today’s Lower East Side.
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Tours, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Reclaiming Black Spaces Tour (online)

Book Discussion | Democracy and Education: John Dewey's 1916 Book Reconsidered


The editor of this new edition from Columbia University Press, Nicholas Tampio, will be in conversation with David Hansen. The American philosopher John Dewey transformed how people around the world view the purposes of schooling. In Democracy and Education (1916), Dewey opposed the model of education in which adults lecture at students and students follow strict rules. Instead, Dewey called upon schools to provide children with experiences such as gardening, sewing, building structures, conducting experiments in laboratories, and performing in school plays. For Dewey, democratic education teaches young people to become creative individuals who contribute to society. This edition makes Democracy and Education come alive for a new generation of readers. The editor’s introduction explores the main themes of the book and how Dewey’s ideas contribute to debates about education standards, testing, accountability, school choice, free school lunch, recess, student discipline, and education technology. Each chapter begins with a brief overview clarifying the argument and its present-day relevance and ends with questions to prompt conversations and research papers. Drawing on more than a century of secondary literature on Dewey’s philosophy, this new edition will become the standard for scholars, teachers, and students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Democracy and Education: John Dewey's 1916 Book Reconsidered

Staged Reading | Die Illegalen / The Illegals: A Story of Love and Resistance


On September 26, 1942, the Gestapo arrested German playwright Günther Weisenborn for his role in the anti-Nazi movement the Red Orchestra. Narrowly escaping execution, he wrote Die Illegalen, the only known play about the German Resistance by one of its members. This translation by Anne Nelson is presented here for the first time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Die Illegalen / The Illegals: A Story of Love and Resistance

Book Discussion | Florence Montmare: America Series: Portraits of a Changing Nation


A monumental photographic portrait of the people and landscape of a changing nation The first monograph by Swedish Greek American photographer and artist Florence Montmare showcases images made in 2021–22 while she traveled across the United States from east to west (and back). Using an electric vehicle as a mobile studio, her 7,000-mile roundtrip odyssey took her through nearly 30 states, on iconic roads such as Route 66 in the Midwest and I-10 across Texas and the South. Montmare encountered individuals from all walks of life, often at her frequent charging stops, and she took the opportunity to ask people about their relationship to nature and hopes and dreams for the future. As a woman and immigrant, Montmare focuses on female, minority, Native American and LGBTQ perspectives and voices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Florence Montmare: America Series: Portraits of a Changing Nation

Poetry Reading | An Evening of Love Poems


An evening of love poems, featuring readings by celebrated poets including Alex Dimitrov, Deborah Landau, and Ocean Vuong. From the romantic to the erotic to the platonic, to the love of nature to the love of self, love has forever been one of poetry's favorite subjects. Join us for a life-affirming lineup of words and sentiment, with poets whose varied take on the subject will add up to an evening at once entertaining, enlightening, and evocative.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, An Evening of Love Poems

Conference | Antisemitism: A Two-Night Virtual Summit (online)


This event examines the questions of modern antisemitism and the American Jewish experience, including what makes the current wave unique and what the future holds. Night 1 THREE MILLENNIA OF ANTISEMITISM Rabbi David Wolpe Visiting Scholar at Harvard Divinity School and the Max Webb Emeritus Rabbi of Sinai Temple THE HISTORY OF ANTISEMITISM IN THE US Dr. Pierre Birnbaum Emeritus Professor, University of Paris THE ANTISEMITISM OF TODAY'S LEFT Batya Ungar-Sargon Opinion Editor, Newsweek THE ANTISEMITISM OF TODAY'S RIGHT Dr. Heidi Beirich Chief Strategy Officer & Cofounder, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism ANTISEMITISM AT THE UNITED NATIONS Michal Cotler-Wunsh Israel's Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and former member of the Knesset
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Antisemitism: A Two-Night Virtual Summit (online)

Classical Music | One of the most promising young pianists of her generation=


Alexandra Balog, the recent recepient of the Junior Prima Prize, of one of Hungary most prestigious artistic awards, is a versatile soloist and an avid chamber musician. As a soloist she has performed with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. She is the founder and artistic director of the Altalena Music Festival and is one of the leading members of the Altalena Young Artists group, a musical community of outstanding young musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, One of the most promising young pianists of her generation=

Talk | Photographer Talk


A talk with Destiny Mata, a Mexican American photographer and filmmaker based in her native New York City focusing on issues of subculture and community. After studying photojournalism at LaGuardia Community College and San Antonio College, Mata spent two years as director of photography programs at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Her photography has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Guardian and The Culture Crush. Mata recently has been awarded the Magnum Foundation fellowship 2023. She exhibited “La Vida En Loisaida: Life on the Lower East Side,” a solo exhibition at Photoville Festival 2020. She has taken part in a group exhibition at ICP Concerned Global Images for Global Crisis at the International Center of Photography 2020, Magnum Foundation US Dispatches Grantee 2020, Mexic-Arte Museum, Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ 2016 and in 2014 she exhibited photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at the Museum of New York City’s “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy” exhibition. She is currently preparing a series of documentary works continuing her exploration of the fabric of the communities around her.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Photographer Talk

Discussion | State of New York Public Transportation: A Conversation with Janno Lieber, Head of the MTA (online)


A conversation with Janno Lieber, Chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) and 92NY CEO Seth Pinsky, exploring the state of public transportation in New York. New York City's MTA is the largest public transportation system in the United States and one of the largest in the world. While the MTA has over 4 million riders every day, the pandemic caused a sharp decline in ridership and current numbers have only returned to about 60% of pre-pandemic levels. With challenges to safety, ridership, and operating budget, what does the future of MTA look like and what does this mean for New York City? Journalists Nicole Gelinas, Errol Louis, and Brigid Bergin will then bring their insightful perspectives to the table as they engage in a dynamic unpacking of the issues discussed. Together, they will explore current challenges to the public transportation system, and what innovation and investment in public transportation infrastructure can mean for New York City and the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, State of New York Public Transportation: A Conversation with Janno Lieber, Head of the MTA (online)

Discussion | The Legacy of WWII Asian-Pacific Comfort Women (in-person and online)


In 2023, 6 more comfort women survivors from Taiwan, Mainland China, the Philippines, and South Korea left us. On a significant legal front, the UN issued a groundbreaking CEDAW ruling early in the year, holding the Filipino government accountable for its discrimination and neglect of Filipina comfort women. Later in 2023, the Seoul High Court made a historic decision, supporting a comfort women claim for compensation against Japan, marking a reversal of a previous ruling that had upheld Japan's state immunity under international law. Despite these unprecedented developments, the reality is that the number of survivors is dwindling. In order to ensure that these women did not suffer in vain it is time to discuss their legacy - what are the lessons that we have learned and, in the future, should learn in regards to rape and sexual violence during conflicts?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, The Legacy of WWII Asian-Pacific Comfort Women (in-person and online)

Workshop | SharQui: The Bellydance Workout


In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow. You’ll gradually build up to more complex movements starting with the very basics! If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui. This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps that will surely get your heart pumping. Instructor: Kaitlin Hines-Vargas
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, SharQui: The Bellydance Workout

Book Discussion | Rise of the War Machines: The Birth of Precision Bombing in World War II (online)


Author Raymond O'Mara examines the rise of autonomy in air warfare from the inception of powered flight through the first phase of the Combined Bomber Offensive in World War II. O‘Mara builds a conceptual model of humans, machines, and doctrine that demonstrates a distinctly new way of waging warfare in human-machine teams. Specifically, O‘Mara examines how the U.S. Army‘s quest to control the complex technological and doctrinal system necessary to execute the strategic bombing mission led to the development of automation in warfare.
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Book Discussions, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Rise of the War Machines: The Birth of Precision Bombing in World War II (online)

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Brahms (In Person AND Online!)


Johnson Li, Piano. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Toccata in G Major, BWV 916 Brahms (1833-1897), Fantasies, Op. 116
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Concerts, February 27, 2024, 02/27/2024, Piano Works by Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Brahms (In Person AND Online!)
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Classical Music | Grammy-Nominated String Orchestra

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Play | A "Spellbinding" Play

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