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42 free events take place on Wednesday, January 30 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 January 30 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 January . 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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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Master class with a Grammy winning baritone
free events nyc Who are you and what are you supposed to be doing with your life?
free events nyc Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and more
free events nyc Toscanini Against Fascism: A Conversation with the Minds Behind Maestro
free events nyc The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with Charlie Chaplin
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Forum | Preventive Services in NYC: Past, Present, and Future


The forum will explore how preventive services have transformed the child welfare system and review the status of current preventive practices in combination with evidence-based interventions that will shape future services. Reexamine the shared goal in Preventive Services in Child Welfare, to "make it as safe as possible for parents and families to seek and obtain the help that they need to protect children and stabilize families." Panelists: David Hansell, Commissioner, ACS Eric Brettschneider, 1st Deputy Commissioner, ACS Dr. Jacqueline Martin, Deputy Commissioner, ACS James Purcell, CEO, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Dr. Julia Jean Francois, SCO, Center for Family Life Karen Dixon, ED, Harlem Dowling Nancy Fortunato, Rise Norma Martin, former ED, Brooklyn Community Services Sister Paulette LoMonaco, ED, Good Shepherd Services Ron Richter, CEO, Jewish Child Care Association Sharmeela Mediratta, Vice President, Graham Windham
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Preventive Services in NYC: Past, Present, and Future

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, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Researching an artist at the New York public library


Whether you are researching a well-known or obscure artist, this one hour course will show you how to access and use all of the tools the New York Public Library provides in order to research a specific artist. Taught by an Art Librarian and the Electronic Resources Librarian, this course will cover how to access and use NYPL’s print and online resources ranging from artist files to historical newspapers, discover more about an artist with helpful tips for research.
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Workshops, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Researching an artist at the New York public library

Film | Her Cardboard Lover (1942): Comedy starring Oscar winning Norma Shearer


A songwriter is paid to pose as a woman's lover. 93 min. Director: George Cukor. Starring Robert Taylor, George Sanders. Norma Shearer was the first person to be nominated five times for an Academy Award for acting, winning Best Actress for her performance in the 1930 film The Divorcee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Her Cardboard Lover (1942): Comedy starring Oscar winning Norma Shearer

Film | Inside Out (2015): Oscar winning animation by Pixar Studios


After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen. Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black. After premiering at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015, Inside Out was released in North America on June 19, 2015. The film grossed $90.4 million in its first weekend, making it the highest opening for an original title at the time, accumulating over $857 million in worldwide box office revenue in 2015, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of 2015. The film received several awards, including a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Critics' Choice Award, Annie Award, Satellite Award, and Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Inside Out (2015): Oscar winning animation by Pixar Studios

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Tours, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tours, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Workshop | Understanding mutual funds and ETFs


This class clarifies the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. Concepts such as net asset value and capital gains distributions will be explained, and how to read a mutual fund statement will be demonstrated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Milk (2008): Two time Oscar winning biographical drama starring Sean Penn


The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. Director: Gus Van Sant. Starring Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch. 128 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Milk (2008): Two time Oscar winning biographical drama starring Sean Penn

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


A tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Learn to play chess

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Lessons on budgeting


Learn how to budget and create spending plans for your money. Get a hold on your finances going into this New Year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Lessons on budgeting

Master Class | Master class with a Grammy winning baritone


Baritone Thomas Hampson, has received many honors and awards for his captivating artistry and cultural leadership. Honored as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger” and inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s “Hall of Fame”. Hampson is one of the most respected and innovative musicians of our time. With an Opera repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major Opera houses of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award and the Grand Prix du Disque.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Master class with a Grammy winning baritone

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Poetry Workshop

Performance | City Boy: Yorkville, My Hometown: 1960's working class neighborhood


City Boy: Yorkville, My Hometown is Thomas Pryor's love letter to street life in the 1960s working class neighborhood, Yorkville. Devil Dogs were a nickel, Spaldeens flew, and the capture game, Ringalario, let boys put their arms around girls for the first time. Nuns slugged you for humming baseball’s beer jingles in class. And, like other fathers, Tommy’s took him to saloons and no one thought it was strange. It's a bittersweet portrait of family and life that echoes TV’s “The Wonder Years” - just add in taverns, subways and Checker cabs. Pryor recounts the neighborhood's history back to 1896 when his immigrant family arrive at 1403 Avenue A and begin burrowing into their unfamiliar warren. Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other periodicals. His memoir, I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood, was published in 2014 (YBK). Pryor’s blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," was chosen by The NY Times for their Blog Roll in 2008. Pryor's passion is preserving the history of Yorkville through storytelling, writing and photography.
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Performances, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, City Boy: Yorkville, My Hometown: 1960's working class neighborhood

Author Reading | Three Minutes in Poland: Interviews photographs and more


Three Minutes in Poland traces Glenn Kurtz’s remarkable four-year journey to identify the people in his grandfather’s haunting images. His search takes him across the United States; to Canada, England, Poland, and Israel; to archives, film preservation laboratories, and an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield. Ultimately, Kurtz locates seven living survivors from this lost town, including an eighty-six-year-old man who appears in the film as a thirteen-year-old boy. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, funny, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the sole remaining record of a vibrant town on the brink of catastrophe. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a riveting exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival—a monument to a lost world.
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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Three Minutes in Poland: Interviews photographs and more

Gallery Talk | Denise Scott Brown: Photographs, 1956 - 1966: An Exhibition Walkthrough


The first one-person show of photographs in the U.S. of this highly influential architect, planner, and theorist. As one of the first architect/ designers to acknowledge the significance of Pop Art as a means of understanding the American vernacular and the commercial strip, Scott Brown's ideas have often been communicated through the medium of photography. Her pictures of the "electric city" of 1960's Las Vegas as well as the symbolically rich historical architecture of Venice served as visual research for arguments put forth in the seminal Learning from Las Vegas written with her late partner Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour. With: -- Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design. Museum of Modern Art -- William Menking, Editor In Chief, The Architect's Newspaper
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Gallery Talks, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Denise Scott Brown: Photographs, 1956 - 1966: An Exhibition Walkthrough

Opening Reception | Here, Data: A Site-Specific Immersive Light Installation


Here, Data places data structures and the space they inhabit in the center of the exhibition and in a physical relationship with the viewer. The works translate visual data from a variety of media sources—including international press and AP wires, television news, film and lens-based media, live apps, and others—into different structures and forms that distill and reconstruct the process of viewing. For this exhibition, Gabrielle Mertz has created a site-specific, immersive light installation using real-time visual data from 24-hour cable news to create a colorfield projection and spatial work. As the source feed is live, the work changes and reacts throughout the run of the exhibition, functioning as a type of live performance and moving painting. As she has done with other projects, Mertz has hijacked technology and equipment to function differently than its intended use in order to build a digital-analog hybrid space and stage for viewing.
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Opening Receptions, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Here, Data: A Site-Specific Immersive Light Installation

Discussion | European Modernism and Spirituality


Throughout much of the 20th century, secularism has dominated Western thought, yet art has often offered both overt and occult connections to spirituality. Fritz Ascher and El Lissitzky reflect this complicated truth in very different but equally compelling ways. Throughout much of the 20th century, secularism has dominated Western thought, yet art has often offered both overt and occult connections to spirituality. Fritz Ascher and El Lissitzky reflect this complicated truth in very different but equally compelling ways. Panel discussion moderated by Rose-Carol Washton Long, Professor Emerita of 19th and 20th Century European Art, with speakers Elizabeth Berkowitz, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Rockefeller Archive Center; Matthew Drutt, editor, writer and independent curator; and Ori Z. Soltes, Teaching Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University.
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Discussions, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, European Modernism and Spirituality

Discussion | Financing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, Privatization, and Human Rights


The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals seek to provide a roadmap for all governments to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve a range of other key economic and social goals by 2030. However, financing to achieve these objectives, including the eradication of extreme poverty, currently falls trillions of dollars short. Achievement of the SDGs is at risk unless current finance trajectories can be shifted. Jeffrey Sachs, the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the SDGs, and Philip Alston, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, will discuss the relationship between finance, human rights, and the SDGs, including a focus on current trends toward privatization.
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Discussions, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Financing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, Privatization, and Human Rights

Lecture | The Striped Layman: Visual Culture and the Politics of Vernacular Medical Knowledge in Early German Print


The visual and rhetorical trope of the ‘striped layman’ began to appear in print in the Southern German lands in the late fifteenth century. Taking as its starting point the numerous woodcut illustrations in the works of the surgeon-apothecary Hieronymus Brunschwig, some of the earliest medical books printed in German, this lecture explores the striped layman as a social and intellectual in-betweener, suggesting how we can read woodcuts which appear interchangeable and merely decorative as visual arguments intervening in contemporary debates about lay education, vernacular print, and medical practice. Lecturer Tillman Taape is a historian of science working on craft knowledge, medicine, and the occult in the early modern period. After a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences specializing in Genetics at the University of Cambridge, UK, he turned to the history of science and discovered the sixteenth-century German surgeon and apothecary Hieronymus Brunschwig, whose printed books became the subject of his recent PhD thesis. Tillmann is currently a lecturer in the Department of History and a postdoctoral scholar at the Making and Knowing Project.
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Lectures, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, The Striped Layman: Visual Culture and the Politics of Vernacular Medical Knowledge in Early German Print

Workshop | Who are you and what are you supposed to be doing with your life?


Kristina Leonardi discusses re-assessing who you are and what you should be doing with your life so that you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying care and life path for yourself. The Women's Mosaic is a non-profit organization that provides education, inspiration and motivation for women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Who are you and what are you supposed to be doing with your life?

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and more


Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin. Program Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano in C minor, BWV 1017 Olivier Messiaen Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano Alice Ivy-Pemberton Drowning Monuments Ludwig Van Beethoven Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" Violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton has performed as a soloist in many venues in New York, including Bargemusic, Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall. She has won numerous concerto competitions, including those of the New York Chamber Players’ Orchestra, Ensemble 212, the Sound Symphony, and the Greenwich Village Orchestra. In 2018, Alice won The Juilliard School’s Violin Concerto Competition and performed John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Jeffrey Milarsky at Alice Tully Hall, in celebration of John Corigliano’s 80th birthday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and more

Author Reading | 2 Award-Winning Travel Writers


Writers Porter Fox and Colleen Kinder read from and discuss their work. Porter Fox was born in New York and raised on the coast of Maine. His book Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border was named one of Amazon's "2018 Books of the Year." The New York Times Book Review named it a top travel book of the year, calling it "romantic, urgent, valuable and appealing as hell." Fox lives, writes, teaches and edits the award-winning literary travel writing journal Nowhere in Brooklyn. He teaches at Columbia University School of the Arts. He has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and was a 2016 MacDowell Colony fellow. Colleen Kinder is an essayist and travel journalist, loosely based in too many places. She was written essays and articles for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, VQR, The Wall Street Journal, A Public Space, and Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and shortlisted for Best American Essays. Kinder graduated from Yale College and received her MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa. She is a former Fulbright scholar, a Breadloaf Conference Tuition Scholar, and a two-time fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Kinder co-founded the reading series and literary magazine Off Assignment in 2013, a platform for behind-the-scenes stories and the popular "Letter to a Stranger" essay series. Currently, Kinder splits her time between Egypt, western Canada, and France, where she teaches a writing course for wanderlusting Yale students. Presented by the Creative Writing Program. Subscribe Event Type Author Readings and Discussions Audience General Public Theme Writing and Literature School Schools of Public Engagement, Creative Writing Program Topic Writing Cost Free to all. First come, first served.
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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, 2 Award-Winning Travel Writers

Author Reading | The Poison Squad: the century fight for food safety


Milk, meat, and other industrial food products were once unregulated, unlabeled, and unchecked by government oversight. Food manufacturers added chemicals such as formaldehyde and borax with an eye towards profits, not public safety. In New York City it is estimated that thousands of children were poisoned every year. Activists, journalists, scientists, and women’s groups agitated for change, but even as protective measures were enacted elsewhere, American corporations blocked even modest controls. Then, in 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began carefully investigating food and drink fraud, even going so far as to conduct human testing on groups of young men who came to be known as “The Poison Squad.” Over the next thirty years Dr. Wiley and others campaigned for food safety and consumer protection, culminating in the landmark 1906 Food and Drug Act. In The Poison Squad, science journalist Deborah Blum spins a compelling narrative and drives home the importance of confronting corporate greed and government corruption. She will be joined in conversation by Maria Konnikova, journalist and author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.
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Discussion | Land Value Capture: Theory and Practice


Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities. Henry George (1839 -1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, based on the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value derived from land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society. Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland. Thursdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6.
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Discussion | Navigating the City/State Divide: What’s Next for Progressive Elected Officials?


The Urban Democracy Lab and Metropolitics, an online journal of public scholarship about cities and urban politics, hosts a discussion on how, in the context of more cautious, less activist state governments, progressive urban leaders can pursue inclusive, social equity-oriented public policies. What is the potential of local progressivism, and what are the challenges to implementing it? How can elected officials and their social movement allies collaborate at the city and state levels to organize governing coalitions that more consistently act on progressive values? Panelists include: Jumaane Williams, City Councilmember and candidate for NYC Public Advocate Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University professor and candidate for New York State Attorney General Carlos Menchaca, New York City Councilperson Zellnor Myrie, New York State Senator, District 20, Brooklyn Moderated by Richard Schragger, University of Virginia Law School and author of the book City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age.
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Discussion | Toscanini Against Fascism: A Conversation with the Minds Behind Maestro


On the occasion of the Off-Broadway run of Ensemble for the Romantic Century's theatrical concert Maestro, starring John Noble as Arturo Toscanini, this is a panel discussion. With: Maestro author Eve Wolf, Maestro director Donald T. Sanders, Toscanini biographer Harvey Sachs With the extraordinary participation of John Noble, reading selections from the show Featuring musicians Henry Wang (violin) Matthew Cohen (viola) Zhenni Li (piano) Maximilian Morel (trumpet)
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Discussions, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Toscanini Against Fascism: A Conversation with the Minds Behind Maestro

Poetry Reading | 2 poets read their work


Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. AirTraffic, a memoir in essays, was released by Knopf in April. Tess Taylor's chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America's inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, "stunning" and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book, Work & Days, was called "our moment's Georgic" by critic Stephanie Burt and was named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Times Literary Supplement, and other places. Taylor has received awards and fellowships from MacDowell, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The International Center for Jefferson Studies. Taylor currently chairs the poetry committee of the National Book Critics Circle and is the on-air poetry reviewer for NPR's All Things Considered. She was a Distinguished Fulbright US Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was most recently Anne Spencer Writer in Residence at Randolph College
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Poetry Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, 2 poets read their work

Author Reading | A Weekend in New York: A Tennis Drama


Paul Essinger is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and the mother of their two-year-old son, Cal. Together they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But summer storms are blowing through Manhattan, and Paul's parents have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open. Over the course of the weekend, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . . What does it mean to be a family? To be an individual? And how do we deal with the responsibilities these roles impose upon us? A Weekend In New York intertwines the politics of the household and the state to forge a luminous national portrait on a deceptively local scale. Recalling some of America's most celebrated novelists - this is John Updike's Rabbit for a new generation - Benjamin Markovits' writing reminds us of the heights that social realism can reach. Benjamin Markovits grew up mostly in Texas. He left an unpromising career as a professional basketball player to study the Romantics, an experience he wrote about in Playing Days, a novel. Since then he has taught high school English, worked at a left-wing cultural magazine, and written essays, stories and reviews for, among other publications, The New York Times, Granta, The Guardian, The London Review of Books and The Paris Review. He has published seven novels, his most recent novel, You Don't Have To Live Like This, set in Detroit, was widely praised. Granta selected him as one of the Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Markovits lives in London and is married, with a daughter and a son. He teaches Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, A Weekend in New York: A Tennis Drama

Film | Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018).: A Sundance Award-Winning Personal Profile


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, the Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Director: Steve Loveridge 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018).: A Sundance Award-Winning Personal Profile

Author Reading | Mort Gerberg on the Scene: A New Yorker Cartoonist's 50-Year Retrospective


Mort Gerberg broke into print with irreverent drawings in The Realist in the early ’60s, whose social-justice-minded—and bitingly funny—cartoons have since appeared in all major magazines, including The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Saturday Evening Post. As a reporter, he’s sketched historic scenes like the fiery Women’s Marches of the ’60s and the infamous ’68 Democratic National Convention. Above all, Mort Gerberg is a keen political and social observer, whose curiosity, compassion, and razor-sharp wit has informed his work for over 50 years. Fantagraphics Underground is proud to present this handsome career retrospective of Gerberg’s magazine cartoons, sketchbook drawings, and on-the-scene reportage sketches. Mort Gerberg is an award-winning cartoonist and author known for his book, Cartooning, The Art and the Business. He has drawn three nationally-syndicated newspaper comic strips and written, edited, and/or illustrated 43 books for adults and children. He taught cartooning for 15 years at New York City’s Parsons School of Design and was a founder and president of the Cartoonists Guild. In 2014, the Library of Congress acquired 79 of Gerberg’s original pen-and-ink drawings for cartoons and reportage published in different venues. Gerberg lives in New York City with his wife.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Mort Gerberg on the Scene: A New Yorker  Cartoonist's 50-Year Retrospective

Film | The Leading Role (2016): a paragon of Ukrainian documentary filmmaking honors his mother


In his latest feature documentary, Serhiy Bukovsky, paragon of Ukrainian documentary filmmaking, pays tribute to his mother and actress Nina Antonova. A natural master of her métier, Antonova, who is in her early 80s, shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to make films and is brilliant on and off screen. With her there is no telling where acting ends and reality begins. This is an absolute must-see. In Russian with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, The Leading Role (2016): a paragon of Ukrainian documentary filmmaking honors his mother

Author Reading | The Wolf in the Whale: Clashing Cultures, Warring Gods


Jordanna Max Brodsky presents a sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods -- one that will determine the fate of them all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk: The Bodily Experience of Space


Mika Tajima’s recent work invokes technologies developed to control and affect the body, focusing on techniques that shape bodily experience of space and time in a built environment where work and leisure spaces have meshed. This is a space where the human body comes in tension with the machinic body and its constructionist logic of fragmentation and measurement. Recent solo exhibitions include Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo; Raster Gallery, Warsaw; Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; public commission, Sculpture Center, New York; Protocinema, Istanbul. Recent group exhibitions include Castello di Rivoli and GAM,Turin; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2016), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; South London Gallery, London; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; among others. She was the recipient of the New York Artadia Award in 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Artist Talk: The Bodily Experience of Space

Film | The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with Charlie Chaplin


A petty criminal finds and raises an abandoned baby as his own. Director: Charlie Chaplin. 68 min. Accompanied by live music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with Charlie Chaplin

Comedy Club | The Blue Blazer Comedy Show


Local favorites Nick Birgis, Jeff Cerulli and Matt Azark invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase. Lineups include comedians from Comedy Central, Late Night, and MTV. The audience is not required to wear a blue blazer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, The Blue Blazer Comedy Show
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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Classical Music | Chorus and orchestra perform Samuel Barber and more

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