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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 23, 2020?

48 free events take place on Thursday, January 23 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 23 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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Thursday, January 23, 2020

All events, things to do on Thursday, January 23, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, 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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Tours, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, 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 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Film | Cactus Flower (1969) With Ingrid Bergman: Oscar Winning Comedy On A Dentist's Love Life


A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife. 103 min. Director: Gene Saks. Starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn. Cactus Flower won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Cactus Flower (1969) With Ingrid Bergman: Oscar Winning Comedy On A Dentist's Love Life

Film | Midnight Lace (1960): Oscar Nominated Mystery Drama With Doris Day


In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker. 103 min. Director: David Miller. Starring Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin. Midnight Lace was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Color Costume Design
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Films, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Midnight Lace (1960): Oscar Nominated Mystery Drama With Doris Day

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State


Artist, policy advocate and researcher Laurie Jo Reynolds and Maya Szilak, Research and Policy Counsel, John Howard Association of Illinois, and other special guests, speak about works on view in Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State, an exhibition of drawings produced by the Chicago 400, a grassroots campaign of formerly incarcerated and convicted people experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Tours, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Heart of the Park Tour

Lecture | Images of the Collective Body: Notes on the Forgotten Visual Archive of the Solidarity Movement


In this talk, Magda Szcześniak of the University of Warsaw will examine visual materials produced by the Polish Solidarity movement as examples of visual activism, i.e. images employed as means of exercising agency in the public sphere by underrepresented and subjugated groups. Departing from a question about the archive’s disappearance from Polish collective memory, or rather its subsumption under two powerful images (the Solidarity sign and the portrait of the movement’s leader – Lech Wałęsa), she will analyze the ways in which the creators of visual materials within the movement sought to represent the collectivity of the Polish working class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Images of the Collective Body: Notes on the Forgotten Visual Archive of the Solidarity Movement

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.
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Concerts, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Bach at Noon

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 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Poetry Reading | Literature Out Loud: Poetic Outliers -- British Edition


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month, the poetry of individuals who composed their work independent of cultural centers, intellectual trends and established poetic traditions will be explored. In this session, you can read and discuss the works of American poetic outliers such as Emily Dickinson and Paul Laurence Dunbar. All literary enthusiasts are welcome! Participate in literature, connect with other readers, and take with you a bit of literary insight to season the rest of your day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Literature Out Loud: Poetic Outliers -- British Edition

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Organist Hailed By The New York Times


Hailed by The New York Times as "splendid," and "one of New York's finest organists," Renee Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, conductor, and teacher. Ms. Louprette has performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, Clarion Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, The Dessoff Choirs, New York Choral Society, Oratorio Society of New York, and Piffaro.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Organist Hailed By The New York Times

Classical Music | Baroque Music For Harpsichord


Francois Couperin in his four books of harpsichord works represents the pinnacle of beauty and mastery of his instrument. His first book, published when he was forty, is a compilation of works written over a period of 20 years and includes music in the style of grand Baroque as well as works that chart out the new and delicate rococo sensibilities. This recital will include some works of d'Anglerbert and Gaspard Le Roux as well as a selection of pieces from the first ordre. Harpsichordist Andrew Appel has performed at Carnegie and Geffen Halls in New York, as well as halls from the Music Academy of the West to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Besides his work with The Four Nations Ensemble, he has been a guest of Chatham Baroque, the Smithsonian Players, and Orpheus.
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Concerts, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Baroque Music For Harpsichord

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 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Blinded by the Light (2019): Found His Voice Through The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

Film | Criss Cross (1949): A Crime Film Noir By Robert Siodmak


An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route. 84 min. Director: Robert Siodmak. Starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea. The film was remade as The Underneath directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1995.
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Films, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Criss Cross (1949): A Crime Film Noir By Robert Siodmak

Film | Shaft (2019): Action Comedy With Samuel L. Jackson


JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death. Director: Tim Story. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree.  It is the fifth film in the Shaft series and a direct sequel to the 2000 film with the same title.
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Films, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Shaft&nbsp;(2019): Action Comedy With&nbsp;Samuel L. Jackson

Workshop | Introduction to Patents


This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. The basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent will be covered.
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Workshops, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Introduction to Patents

Workshop | Creating Great Memories of Your Travels (with Any Camera!)


In this session professional travel photographer and veteran international tour organizer Ralph Velasco will discuss how to capture a variety of great images and other content of your travels, with any camera, and how to turn them into shareable memories that will last a lifetime. Through a series of images he's created around the world he'll share simple but powerful photo tips and inexpensive gear and easy-to-use app suggestions that will help you to more effectively tell the story of your travels...how anyone can do this. Look for an interesting surprise Ralph will reveal part way through his presentation and then go out and create your next memories with the many tips and suggestions he'll provide. Even if you only travel with a smartphone in your pocket you won't want to miss this session.
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Workshops, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Creating Great Memories of Your Travels (with Any Camera!)

Discussion | Impeachment—From the Ukrainian Perspective


As the United States enters the next phase of the impeachment process, join a panel of experts as they consider what this means for Ukraine, Ukraine’s relations with Russia, and Russia and Ukraine’s relations with the U.S. moving forward. With: Oxana Shevel, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University Olga Onuch, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester Jordan Gans-Morse, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University Keith Darden, Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University Moderated by: Alexander Cooley, Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University Joshua Tucker, Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Impeachment&mdash;From the Ukrainian Perspective

Opening Reception | Nakayama's Horses: The Equine Image Through Light, Texture, and Embellishment 


Tadashi Nakayama (1927-2014) was a leading woodblock print artist in Post-War Japan whose works can be found in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world. Over the course of his career he explored the equine image through light, texture, and embellishment with increasing intricacy. Composed of over fifty overlaid impressions, Nakayama’s horses seem to burst from the paper, while each detail draws the audience deeper into the image.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Nakayama's Horses: The Equine Image Through Light, Texture, and Embellishment&nbsp;

Screening | Martin Luther King, Jr.


A listening and viewing program on Martin Luther King Jr.. Media will include, from special collection, Highway into history : 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Mahalia Jackson sings the best-loved hymns of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr.: letter from Birmingham Jail, and more.
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Screenings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opening Reception | Alma Allen: 14 Large-Scale Works


A solo exhibition of work by sculptor Alma Allen (b. 1970, USA.) The presentation brings together 14 large-scale works realized in bronze, wood, and stone. Responding to the architecture of the gallery, Allen demonstrates unprecedented ambition in the works' scale. Included in the exhibition is his tallest sculpture to date--a bronze measuring almost 5 meters at its highest point.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Alma Allen: 14 Large-Scale Works

Opening Reception | And, Apollo: A Laboratory


A work-in-progress by artist Dean Erdmann, combines experimental documentary, video and sculptures to connect autobiography to historical pasts that have produced the current moments of social and political crisis. The narrative of And, Apollo is anchored in the Mojave Desert, the place where the artist grew up and the background for their exploration of Americana, the body, and queerness.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, And, Apollo: A Laboratory

Opening Reception | Arabesque: The Role of Ornamentation


An exhibition of new works by Rayyane Tabet that explores notions of context and appropriation in our built environment through the role of ornamentation.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Arabesque: The Role of Ornamentation

Opening Reception | Dog Days: 3 Artists


An exhibition of painting, photography and sculpture, providing a momentary reprieve from the grip of winter. Katherine Bradford, Ryan McGinley and Jack Pierson all have eloquent roots buoyantly grounded in the carefree landscapes of summer, commenting on its meditative quality, its essence and its energy. We are thrilled to have each of them returning to participate in this exhibition.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Dog Days: 3 Artists

Author Reading | Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture


Author Derek Sandhaus will be in conversation with Shannon Mustipher about his new book. China is one of the world's leading producers and consumers of liquor, with alcohol infusing all aspects of its culture, from religion and literature to business and warfare. This book follows Sandhaus's journey of discovery into this culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World's Oldest Drinking Culture

Opening Reception | Harry Gruyaert: Color-Saturated Photographs


With an eye for idiosyncratic juxtapositions, Gruyaert has traveled the world for nearly five decades finding bewildering beauty, complex constructions, and touching solitude. This exhibition covers his work in France, Spain, Belgium, Morocco, Japan, India, Russia and the U.S. Bearing his signature use of concentrated color saturation are photographs ranging from seascapes to street scenes, from bazaars to desolate highways.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Harry Gruyaert: Color-Saturated Photographs

Opening Reception | Kenneth Josephson: Photography That Challenges Our Perceptions


An exhibition of photographic work by Josephson from 1960 to 1980 that invites overlapping dialogues on a variety of concepts. He explores the complex relationship of image and object, photographic truth and illusion, time, spatial perspective, even the history of photography itself. Josephson challenges our perceptions and invites us to consider different perspectives, while maintaining a strong sense of humor and wonder that makes his work both accessible and distinctive.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Kenneth Josephson: Photography That Challenges Our Perceptions

Opening Reception | remember all the high and exalted things remember all the low and broken things: Intensely Personal Vignettes


New paintings by Billy Childish. The prolific British artist, musician, and writer has produced hundreds of albums and dozens of volumes of fiction and poetry. For his fifth exhibition with the gallery, Childish has created a body of work emblematic of his “radical traditionalist” approach. Pulling from themes found throughout art history—the bather, a lone figure in a landscape, a sunset—Childish presents intensely personal vignettes that feel archetypical, vibrating with the kinetic energy of a moment lived.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, remember all the high and exalted things remember all the low and broken things: Intensely Personal Vignettes

Opening Reception | Sounds Lasting and Leaving: Sound Works by Duchamp, Calder, Cage and Beuys


Sounds Lasting and Leaving amplifies the auditory interests of modern and contemporary artists. The exhibition considers how the elusive medium of sound has carried through art since the early 1900s, when figures of Dadaism, Futurism, and Surrealism first began to experiment with audio. Sounds Lasting and Leaving will flood the gallery's Manhattan townhouse with audible expressions by Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Irma Blank, Vito Acconci, David Hammons, Marina Abramovic, Gino De Dominicis, Jennie C. Jones, and Derrick Adams.
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Opening Receptions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Sounds Lasting and Leaving: Sound Works by Duchamp, Calder, Cage and Beuys

Discussion | How To Become A Better Leader


Emotional health is an essential leadership skill for both you and the people you lead to be your best. And the great news is that you can build your emotional health skills with practice, which in turn boosts productivity, creativity, communication, innovation, engagement, and performance.  In this practical talk, nationally recognized emotional health expert and the creator of the Happier Method™, Nataly Kogan, shares the mindset shifts, research, and emotionally healthy leadership skills to help you and your team thrive. You will learn how to cultivate a culture of recognition and gratitude, build psychological trust, and improve emotional well-being and resilience for yourself and your team.  Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health and elevating your leadership. She’s the creator of the Happier Method™, founder and CEO of Happier, and author of Happier Now, which was published in 2018. By the age of 37, Nataly held top positions at McKinsey and Microsoft, was a Managing Director at a venture capital fund, and started or was a member of the senior team at 5 startups and tech companies. Nataly is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Dr. Oz Show.
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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, How To Become A Better Leader

Film | Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary (2019): Award-Winning Documentary


With unprecedented, yearlong access, this gem of a documentary explores universal issues of race and poverty through the intimate portrait of a struggling Minneapolis elementary school. Its masterful storytelling introduces us to delightful children who will both melt and break our hearts, a devoted staff, and an inspiring, charismatic principal whose own personal history gives her the empathy her impossible job requires. It's a tale of inspiration, perseverance and the power of love. Q & A to follow with directors Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin 90 min. Pizza will be served.
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Films, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary (2019):&nbsp;Award-Winning Documentary

Book Discussion | The Simple Past: A Classic Coming-of-Age Story 


Omar Berrada and Adam Shatz as they discuss The Simple Past by Driss Chraïbi, a classic coming-of-age story about colonialism, Islam, and the subjection of women. The Simple Past came out in 1954, and both in France and its author’s native Morocco the book caused an explosion of fury. The protagonist, who shares the author’s name, comes from a Moroccan family of means, his father a self-made tea merchant, the most devout of Muslims, quick to be provoked and ready to lash out verbally or physically, continually bent on subduing his timid wife and many children to his iron and ever-righteous will. He is known, simply, as the Lord, and Driss, who is in high school, is in full revolt against both him and the French colonial authorities.
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Book Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, The Simple Past: A Classic Coming-of-Age Story&nbsp;

Book Discussion | Artist Luc Tuymans Presents Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings


Celebrating the third and final volume of his Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, published in 2019 by David Zwirner Books, Luc Tuymans will be in conversation with the curator and writer Helen Molesworth. The artist will present a new solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Hong Kong, in March 2020. Molesworth, whose overview of Noah Davis’s brief but expansive career opens at David Zwirner in New York on January 16, curated the first United States retrospective of Tuymans’s work at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2009.
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Book Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artist Luc Tuymans Presents Catalogue Raisonn&eacute; of Paintings

Gallery Talk | Artists Talk: NXTHVN


Artists Jaclyn Conley, Merik Goma and Christie Neptune discuss the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artists Talk: NXTHVN

Workshop | Lyons Den Power Yoga


Founded in November 2013, Lyons Den Power Yoga is an infrared-heated power yoga studio and the only Baptiste-style studio in Manhattan. Lyons Den Power Yoga is recognized as a hub for Baptiste Yoga worldwide. The practice at The Den is designed to empower individuals with focus, training and insight that supports individuals to achieve consistent results in the most important areas of their lives and has an incredibly inclusive community.
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Workshops, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Lyons Den Power Yoga

Workshop | Watercolor Workshop


Artist Fran Del Re teaches the foundations of watercolor painting. Thursdays, January 9-23, 2020
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Poetry Reading | Black Case Volume I and II: Return From Exile


Joseph Jarman (1937-2019) was a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of trailblazing avant-garde jazz group Art Ensemble of Chicago. Jarman was responsible for the Art Ensemble’s signature face paint and elaborate costumes as well as the pioneering theatrical and multimedia elements of their shamanistic performances, which could include dance, comedy, performance art, surreal pranks, and—notably—the recitation of Jarman’s poetry. In 1977, Art Ensemble of Chicago Publishing Co. published Jarman’s Black Case Volume I and II: Return From Exile, a collection of writing conceived across America and Europe between 1960 and 1975. Comprised largely of Jarman’s flowing, fiery free verse, the book also features a manifesto for “GREAT BLACK MUSIC,” notated songs, concert program notes, Jarman’s photos, and impressions of a play by Muhal Richard Abrams, the founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians of which Jarman was also an original member. With author Brent Hayes Edwards.
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Poetry Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Black Case Volume I and II: Return From Exile

Author Reading | Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal


Author Eric K. Washington tells the story of the life of the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, the Harlem-based Black men at America’s most august railroad station. An account of the rich connection between Harlem and the railroads of the U.S… and the struggle against Jim Crow segregation.  
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Author Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

Author Reading | Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture


This is Louise Harpman's fascinating design history and field guide to one of modern life's everyday conveniences, with 200 full close-up photographs and patent designs. It's a fun look at how the genius of design is often hidden in plain sight.  Ever wonder about how everyday objects come to look the way they do? The disposable coffee lid is a design paradox of the modern era. It must simultaneously open and close to allow for drinking on the go while protecting against unwanted spillage. See your coffee cup lid for what it really is: a magical design artifact that contains fascinating variations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

Author Reading | Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State


Author Kerwin Kaye offers a sharp critique of court-ordered drug treatment. Kaye emphasizes ways that race is used to create images which make drug users seem unworthy of “freedom.” Drug courts are thus part of a long line of “civilizing projects” which target those on the margins with “caring violence,” violence directed at “humanizing” its victims and turning them into good citizens. Kaye offers alternatives meant to expand the terrain for insubordinate lives.
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Author Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State

Author Reading | Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office


Susan Hennessey's definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency. The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office. Unmaking the Presidency tells the story of the confrontation between a person and the institution he almost wholly embodies. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office

Discussion | Political Anticipation and Dead Time


A discussion between scholar Salma Shamel, writer and curator Sarah Rifky, artist Vartan Avakian and anthropologist Fadi Bardawil, who will revisit the Egyptian uprising and discuss political anticipation, repressed needs and the dead time in between.
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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Political Anticipation and Dead Time

Discussion | The Accessories of Loss


Welcome Rachel Levy Lesser, author of Life's Accessories: A Memoir and Fashion Guide, in conversation with Rebecca Soffer, coauthor of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief, and Marisa Bardach Ramel, author of The Goodbye Diaries: A Mother Daughter Memoir. Three writers (and friends!) dicuss stories oft heir post-loss lives with pragmatism and necessary humor.
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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, The Accessories of Loss

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.
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Performances, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Angie Aquavitae Is Aggravated and She Is Going to Tell You About It: Poignant and Funny One-Woman Show

Concert | Tropical Rhythms from Colombia Infused with Psychedelic Soundscapes


Los Cumpleanos play tropical rhythms from Colombia infused with psychedelic soundscapes. They seamlessly transform heavy grooves and experimental sounds into an energetic, danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience. Los Cumpleanos features virtuoso percussionist/vocalist Nestor Gomez from Barranquilla, Colombia; Lautaro Burgos from Chaco, Argentina on drum set; Eric Lane on keyboard; and Alex Asher on trombone from the U.S. Members of Los Cumpleanos have played with a variety of notable artists, including Anibal Velasquez, Lisandro Meza, Porfi Baloa y sus Adolescentes, Juan Pina, Alfredo Gutierrez, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Orquesta Dee Jay, Beyonce, Joan as Police Woman, People's Champs, and The Superpowers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Tropical Rhythms from Colombia Infused with Psychedelic Soundscapes

Classical Music | Works By Ravel and Reubke For Organ


Clara Gerdes, organ Program Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2 Julius Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Organist Clara Gerdes is an enthusiastic chamber musician and collaborator, having played with Choral Arts Philadelphia, the Tenth Chamber Orchestra, Galim Dance and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and 20/21 ensemble, among others.
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