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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 16, 2020?

46 free events take place on Thursday, January 16 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out January 16 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of 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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46 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, January 16, 2020

All events, things to do on Thursday, January 16, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Coincidences: New York by Chance
free events nyc Concert Spirituel: violin, harpsichord, viola da gamba.
free events nyc Shattering the Comfort Zone: International Street Photography from the Back of a Dirt Bike
free events nyc The Investigation: Scenes from the Auschwitz Trials
free events nyc Sounds from Venezuela to the World
free events nyc The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera
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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

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, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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
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Tours, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Film | The Scarlet Empress (1934): Historical Drama With Marlene Dietrich


A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power. 104 min. Director: Josef von Sternberg. Starring Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe. 
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Films, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Scarlet Empress (1934): Historical Drama With Marlene Dietrich

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Tours, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Bach at Noon

Slide Lecture | Coincidences: New York by Chance


Photographer Jonathan Higbee's talk will focus on his career and how he used photography as a means to adjust to life in New York City and its commercialism, capitalism, hustle, and twenty-four-hour lifestyle--eventually creating a viral photo series of surreal and almost unbelievable juxtapositions that would later be compiled into his first book. Higbee will share key photos from the series, and discuss his intensive process for shooting each photo, some of which took days, weeks, and even months to capture. He will also contextualize his role in the street photography community and how it has evolved past pure documentary photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Slide Lectures, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Coincidences: New York by Chance

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Gallery Talks, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

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.
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Tours, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Classical Music | Pipes at One: Organ Recital With David Briggs


Organist David Briggs is regarded as one of the world's finest improvisors, and now works as a concert organist. Briggs is a composer of choral and organ music, and has also transcribed many orchestral works into versions for solo organ, as well as many of Pierre Cochereau's recorded improvisations. In 1983 he received the Countess of Munster Award to study Interpretation and Improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris, with whom he furthered in his interest in the art of improvisation by his transcriptions of the recordings of the late Pierre Cochereau. Transcribing the remarkable improvisations from Cochereau's cassette recordings took eleven years. Briggs' subsequent performances and recordings of them earned him his initial acclaim. He was also the first British organist to win the Tournemire prize for improvisation at the St Albans International Organ Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Pipes at One: Organ Recital With David Briggs

Classical Music | Concert Spirituel: violin, harpsichord, viola da gamba.


Chloe Fedor, violin; Parker Ramsay, harpsichord; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba. In Paris, 1725, the Concert Spirituel emerged as one of the earliest public concert series and a cultural mecca. Though the Italian violin masters increasingly dominated the musical scene, this program features three outstanding French violinist/composers, Leclair, Rebel, and Mondonville, who created such a fervor on the prominent Parisian stage. Lauded for her "lovely, plush, seductive tone," (The New York Times) Chloe Fedor appears as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician in ensembles across the country. In 2018, she appeared on Broadway as onstage Baroque violinist in Farinelli and the King. She is joined by fantastic continuo players Parker Ramsay and Arnie Tanimoto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Concert Spirituel: violin, harpsichord, viola da gamba.

Book Club | A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf


Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature.  Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. 
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Book Clubs, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, A Room of One's Own&nbsp;by Virginia Woolf

Film | The Breaking Point (1950): Film Noir Crime Adapted From Ernest Hemingway's Novel


An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat. 97 min. Director: Michael Curtiz. Starring John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter.  The movie is the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not.
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Films, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Breaking Point (1950): Film Noir Crime Adapted From&nbsp;Ernest Hemingway's Novel

Film | The Kitchen (2019) With Elisabeth Moss: Wives Take Over Their Husbands' Rackets


The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. 102 min. Director: Andrea Berloff. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss.
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Films, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Kitchen (2019) With Elisabeth Moss: Wives Take Over Their Husbands'&nbsp;Rackets

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: What Had Happened


2019 Workspace Resident Dannielle Bowman's exhibition comprises new photographic works that explore themes of displacement and personal history through the framework of the family home and the surrounding landscape.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Artist Talk: What Had Happened

Film | Blinded by the Light (2019): Found His Voice Through The Music Of Bruce Springsteen


In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. 118 min. Director: Gurinder Chadha. Starring Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra.
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Films, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Blinded by the Light (2019): Found His Voice Through The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

Lesson | Getting Started in Genealogy Research


Start your family history research! Learn about the library's genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information.
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Lessons, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Getting Started in Genealogy Research

Talk | Shattering the Comfort Zone: International Street Photography from the Back of a Dirt Bike


For many photographers, stepping outside what they know can be the hardest hurdle to overcome in finding their niche. Treena Guevara has made a career out of not playing it safe, from filming on the backs of motorcycles and dirt bikes to embedding herself in dangerous subcultures around the world--all for the love of photography. Listen as she explains how leaving behind what you know makes for more impactful imagery, and how taking risks can lead to rewards in your work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Talks, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Shattering the Comfort Zone: International Street Photography from the Back of a Dirt Bike

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Remaster / Skiing Snowman


The first institutional solo exhibition in New York by Irena Haiduk, Remaster is an iteration of the artist’s ongoing cinematic adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel, The Master and Margarita (written 1928-40). Her project is guided by one of the central principles offered by the novel: the existing infrastructure of this world must be used to create a new one. Skiing Snowman is the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States by Jan Kiefer. Born in Germany and living in Basel, Switzerland, Kiefer makes artworks that often survey particularities of European culture. Varied painting techniques, traditional craft and readymade sculpture are deployed by Kiefer to wryly examine the transmission of inherited ideals regarding art, labor and recreation.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, 2 Art Shows: Remaster / Skiing Snowman

Opening Reception | Doppelgänger: Technology and Memory


A video installation by Stan Douglas. Debuted at the 2019 Venice Biennale, this ambitious work will be exhibited for the first time in the United States. Since the late 1980s, Douglas has created films and photographs—and more recently theater productions and other multidisciplinary projects—that investigate the parameters of their mediums. His ongoing inquiry into technology’s role in image-making, and how those mediations infiltrate and shape collective memory, has resulted in works that are at once specific in their historical and cultural references and broadly accessible.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Doppelg&auml;nger: Technology and Memory

Opening Reception | Dreamboat Dirtblock: New Art


Artist Sam Lewitt was born in Los Angeles in 1981. He completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2005 after receiving his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2004. In 2017, his work was on view in the Venice Biennale. Lewitt’s exhibition opened in September 2015 at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco, before then traveling in 2016 to the Kunsthalle Basel.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Dreamboat Dirtblock: New Art

Opening Reception | Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks


Many of New York City’s parks and monuments honor African Americans who have shaped the landscape of our culture. Monuments and green spaces of all sizes, from Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan to Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Brooklyn, pay tribute to the contributions and lives of notable African Americans from the 18th century to the 21st century. Namesakes is an exhibition of photographs that highlights a sampling of such namesakes throughout the city.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks

Opening Reception | Noah Davis: Lush, Sensual Figurative Paintings 


Work by American artist Noah Davis (1983–2015), organized by Helen Molesworth. The exhibition will provide an overview of Davis’s brief but expansive career. Davis’s work is notable for its seemingly uncomplicated relationship between, on the one hand, his lush, sensual, figurative paintings and, on the other hand, an ambitious social practice project called the Underground Museum, a black-owned-and-operated art space dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art in a culturally underserved African American and Latinx neighborhood in Los Angeles.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Noah Davis: Lush, Sensual Figurative Paintings&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Painting the Himalayas: Young Artists from Ladakh


Roman Kames is a Czech-born artist living in Paris since 1973,  who has been working in Ladakh for over two decades. Trained in European painting at the prestigious Beaux-Arts of Paris, he found renewed inspiration in the colors and ever changing light of the stunning Ladakhi landscape. This exhibition also includes works by regional children and adolescents in workshops where he introduced Western concepts of art and self-expression.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Painting the Himalayas: Young Artists from Ladakh

Opening Reception | Robert Irwin: Unlights


Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in contemporary art, Irwin’s practice has consistently invented new ways of extending one’s perception of the surrounding world.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Robert Irwin: Unlights

Opening Reception | Simpatico: From the American Society of Contemporary Artists


Entering its 103rd year in 2020, the American Society of Contemporary Artists will be exhibiting the work of 18 artist members for the month of January. Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and more will be on display. Participating artists: Anita Adelman, Linda Butti, Maria de Echevarria, Elvira Dimitrij, Gladys Hanft, Sachie Hayashi, Erin Karp, Richard Karp, Fumiko Kitada, Leanne Martinson, Margo Mead, Mark O'Grady, Dario Puccini, Bonnie Rothchild, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Amie Ilva-Tatem, Doris Wyman
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Simpatico: From the American Society of Contemporary Artists

Opening Reception | The Visible Surface: Relationships with Surfaces


An exhibition of work by 10 fourth-year BFA Visual & Critical Studies students that defines their relationships with a multitude of surfaces.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Visible Surface: Relationships with Surfaces

Opening Reception | Yes Biological: Pushing Sculptural Boundaries


An exhibition of new sculptures by Erwin Wurm. For the last two decades, the Austrian artist has redefined the ways we understand and look at absurdity in his sculptural, performative, and engaging works. For this exhibition, Wurm will combine biological effects to create a new series that pushes the boundaries of sculpture even further.
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Yes Biological: Pushing Sculptural Boundaries

Discussion | How To Reignite Your Job Campaign in the New Year


With the new year come resolutions and recommitment to goals of all kinds. Win Sheffield takes a step back and talks about ways to spark and sustain your career actions throughout the year.  Learn how to: Assess which of the key components of a job campaign you need to focus on Set attainable objectives Develop support to sustain your efforts After a career in strategy development and implementation at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Win Sheffield made his own transition into career coaching. In addition to an MBA from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Win is certified as a career coach through the Five O'Clock Club.
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Discussions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, How To&nbsp;Reignite Your Job Campaign in the New Year

Author Reading | The Shepherd's Calculus: Fast-Paced Political Thriller


CS Farrelly's debut novel, this fast-paced political thriller centered on election meddling by a foreign power examines what happens when the cornerstones of American identity - capitalism and religion - clash with its principles of justice.
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Author Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Shepherd's Calculus: Fast-Paced Political Thriller

Concert | Asian Musical Voices of America: A Reading, Performance, and Panel


Despite a presence in the world of classical music, the experiences of Asian classical musicians often go unexplored. The Asian Musical Voices of America is a platform where these stories can be shared by and for Asian diasporic musicians living and working in the United States. The event will feature Del Sol String Quartet performing works by Asian composers active in the United States & Joseph Lin will perform movements from J.S. Bach’s Solo Violin works. Interwoven with the musical performances will be readings by acclaimed novelist and librettist Monique Truong and Tricia Park, violinist and writer.  The panel following the performances will respond to the question, “What does it mean and what does it take to find your voice in classical music as an Asian?” Panelists will include lead organizer and founder of Asian Musical Voices of America, Hyeyung Yoon, a violinist of the former Chiara String Quartet. Hyeyung will be joined by Charlton Lee of the Del Sol Quartet, violinist Joseph Lin, violinist & writer Tricia Park, Monique Truong, author & librettist, & multidisciplinary artist and composer Anjna Swaminathan.  
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Asian Musical Voices of America: A Reading, Performance, and Panel

Workshop | Trooper Fitness Class


A team-oriented conditioning session that involves cardio and strength training methods, where each trooper is responsible for their fellow troopers’ success. It’s the partner accountability and team exercises that make this class an exhilarating challenge. This class will improve overall conditioning, stamina/ endurance, strength, and the best part, mental toughness. This class is built to challenge you in a way that empowers both your mind and body, and helps you reach those 2019 fitness goals.
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Workshops, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Trooper Fitness Class

Workshop | Watercolor Workshop


Artist Fran Del Re teaches the foundations of watercolor painting. Thursdays, January 9-23, 2020
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Workshops, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Watercolor Workshop

Author Reading | Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating


Anti-diet registered dietitian Christy Harrison launches her first book, which calls out the oppressive system of diet culture and introduces readers to the liberatory paradigms of Health at Every Size, intuitive eating, and fat positivity.
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Author Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

Author Reading | Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You


It's easy to become overwhelmed by to-do's, bucket lists and goals. The secret to success is not just about what you put on your list but what you intentionally leave off. Less is more. Leading with intention and how you'd like your life to feel is key. With author Paula Rizzo.
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Author Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You

Reading | Mudfish 21 Reading


This launch reading for Mudfish 21 has a remarkable lineup of readers. John Yau, the judge for the 14th Mudfish Poetry Prize, the winner of the prize, Mark Wagenaar (here for the event from Indiana), and 4 other poets, Dell Lemmon, Jill Hoffman, James Trask (here from Texas), and Stephanie Dickinson, whose extreme talent and very different voices speak for the excellence and diversity of the entire issue. With extraordinary intimacy, this issue gravitates around the themes of youth and age, love and death. Like astronauts walking on the moon, its almost 100 inspiring writers and artists explore our common experiences with uncommon brilliance.
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Staged Reading | Offshore Clinical Trials: A Homemade Vaccine


At a beach house in the Caribbean, subjects come and go to take part in a trial testing the therapeutic value of one doctor's homemade herpes vaccine. Written by Mona Pirnot.  
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Staged Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Offshore Clinical Trials: A Homemade Vaccine

Staged Reading | Tell Me What I Want: The Shame Surrounding Women's Bodies


When a middle school health teacher gets fired after talking about masturbation with her students, she creates a sex-ed class for the repressed women of her town. Part play, part interactive experience, Tell Me What I Want creates a space to address the shame surrounding women's bodies. Written by Gina Stevensen. Directed by Rachel Sullivan.
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Staged Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Tell Me What I Want: The Shame Surrounding Women's Bodies

Performance | The Investigation: Scenes from the Auschwitz Trials


Theater of War Productions in partnership with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present scenes from Peter Weiss' play The Investigation, a searing piece of theater adapted from the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963-1965. The scenes will be performed by a diverse cast of leading actors from stage and film, including international performers from countries affected by genocide. Featuring: Kathryn Erbe ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), John Doman ("The Wire,") Zach Grenier ("The Good Wife,") NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Antigone in "Ferguson"), Jennifer Mudge ("The Irishman"), Josh Hamilton ("Eighth Grade"), Consolee Nishimwe (Rwandan Genocide Survivor), Jacqueline Murekatete (Rwandan Genocide Survivor), Marjolaine Goldsmith ("Dress"), Chris Henry Coffey ("Chicago Fire"), David Patrick Kelly ("Twin Peaks"). The performance will be followed by a guided discussion about the lasting impact of genocide on individuals, families, communities, and countries.
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Performances, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Investigation: Scenes from the Auschwitz Trials

Discussion | A Conversation for Earth Day


Climate Collective NYC is a group of New Yorkers from diverse backgrounds and professions who share knowledge and collaborate on creative works to inspire action around climate change. This is a reflection on the past year and to explore new possibilities as they embark on the next project for Earth Day in April.
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Discussions, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, A Conversation for Earth Day

Jazz | Jazz Trios Perform 


Nathan Bellott Trio Sebastien Ammann Trio About the performers Saxophonist and composer Nathan Bellott cut his teeth with jazz masters Charli Persip and Hal Galper. A semi-finalist in the inaugural Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition in 2019, he is a regular with Bobby Sanabria, The Birdland Big Band, Valery Ponomarev, Stan Rubin and more. His musicianship has taken him from Smalls Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall to the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel. Pianist Sebastien Ammann’s great technical command of the instrument and special lyrical gift has enabled him to become an in-demand sideman, working with the likes of Kris Davis’ Massive Thread, Russ Flynn’s Large Ensemble, Le Zhang Quintet, Jared Dubin Group, Gene Ess, Marc Ferber and George Schuller. Sebastien Ammann has appeared in clubs and festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe as a leader and a sideman.
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Jazz Trios Perform&nbsp;

Poetry Reading | Voices of Poetry


Voices of Poetry is honored to present an evening of exceptional poetry featuring five acclaimed poets – Doug Anderson, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.,  Richard Hoffman, Jennifer Martelli, and Annie Pluto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Voices of Poetry

Performance | Angie Aquavitae Is Aggravated and She Is Going to Tell You About It: Poignant and Funny One-Woman Show


A one-person show written and performed by A. Aquavitae and directed by Dr. Robert Landy, professor emeritus of the Drama Therapy Program. The play welcomes us into the kitchen of a traditional Italian American family in crisis. Angie takes us on a journey that is funny and poignant, compelling and disturbing. You are invited to join Angie for coffee, cannoli, and chaos.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Angie Aquavitae Is Aggravated and She Is Going to Tell You About It: Poignant and Funny One-Woman Show

Concert | Sounds from Venezuela to the World


2014 and 2019 Latin Grammy winners, C4 Trio is an ensemble of three virtuosic Venezuelan cuatro performers--Jorge Glem, Hector Molina, and Edward Ramirez--along with bassist Rodner Padilla, that specializes in a contemporary, vibrant sound. The national instrument of Venezuela, the cuatro is a small, four-string guitar prominent in llanera music, the traditional music of the plains. C4 Trio has transformed the cuatro into a versatile and contemporary instrument for a variety of musical contexts. C4 Trio's concerts are musical voyages with no borders that embraces traditional repertoire as well as improvisations in jazz, folk and pop idioms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Sounds from Venezuela to the World

Classical Music | Stecher & Horowitz International Piano Competition


Described by The Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted… a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” Anna Han, pianist, has won a number of prestigious international competitions, including the First Prize of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, the First Prize of the 2011 New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, and the First Prize of both the 2011 and 2008 IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicians) International Piano Competitions. She is a 2013 National YoungArts Foundation Silver Award Winner; a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts; and the winner of the 2016 Music Academy of the West Piano Concerto Competition. Her performances of Chopin have earned her recognition as a semi-finalist in the Ninth National Chopin Piano Competition and as a scholarship recipient from the Chopin Foundation, both in the United States. She is also a recipient of the Arizona Musicfest Scholarship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, Stecher & Horowitz International Piano Competition

Opera | The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera


Jean-Baptiste Barriere's The Art of Change is a bold experimental work that introduces a radically new artistic form. Starting with the traditional notion of opera as a type of work that blends music, theater, art, and design into a single form, The Art of Change brings performers and thinkers together on stage and fuses live performance with historical video footage, recorded interviews and multimedia content. All of this is woven together into a tapestry that is generative, interactive, participative, and open. As its title suggests, the work centers on the very idea of change and presents various ways of thinking, from the very pragmatic to the most speculative, about what needs to be changed in the world today. Actors, singers, instrumentalists, designers, and philosophers come together, with the audience, to speculate on this question and the many ways in which it can be answered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 16, 2020, 01/16/2020, The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera
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