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50 free events take place on Thursday, January 12 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 12 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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free events nyc Medieval Quartets Performed by Vocal Group (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Gabrielli, and More (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Dancing Women Dance Photography
free events nyc Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece
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Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices

Discussion | A Matter of Life or Death: The Death Penalty Debate (online)


Is the death penalty a just punishment for heinous crimes? What is the value of a life inside or out of the criminal justice system? Should a person on death row be allowed to gift life to someone else?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, A Matter of Life or Death: The Death Penalty Debate (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Workshop | 10 Essential Tips to Level Up Your Photography (online)


So you got a new camera. Congrats! Let Mahesh Thapa of Sony go over some crucial tips to help improve your photography game. Learn aspects such as important “rules of composition,” how to get tack sharp images, and important camera settings to maximize the quality of your images.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, 10 Essential Tips to Level Up Your Photography (online)

Classical Music | Medieval Quartets Performed by Vocal Group (In Person and Online)


In preparation for a concert of medieval quartets commissioned by the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, musical group Concordian Dawn presents a program that explores the symbolism of the number 4 through variously configured quartets. The number 4 represents stability, a firm foundation, order in the universe, the completion of justice, the bodily humours, a perfect Pythagorean interval. Christopher Preston Thompson, artistic director, tenor, and medieval harp; David Dickey, countertenor and winds; Clifton Massey, countertenor; Thomas McCargar, baritone; Niccolo Seligmann, vielle. Concordian Dawn specializes in vocal repertoire from the 12th through 14th-centuries, drawing on primary source material and focusing on socio-philosophical similarities between texts from centuries ago and the mindset of modern society. All attendees must wear masks in the venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Medieval Quartets Performed by Vocal Group (In Person and Online)

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Discussion | Conversations About Crafting (Online)


Join a community of fellow crafters and talk your latest creation. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, you can chat and share tips with crafty people just like you.
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Discussions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Conversations About Crafting (Online)

Book Discussion | The Social Impact Advantage: Win Customers and Talent by Harnessing Your Business for Good


Tynesia Boyea-Robinson speaks on her newest book which offers tools to help businesses create equitable social impact while also increasing profits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, The Social Impact Advantage: Win Customers and Talent by Harnessing Your Business for Good

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Opening Reception | 2 Art Exhibitions: Oh Sandy, why did you leave me all alone / Permeation Quirk Activation While Getting Hoodwinked In The Wrackzone (not recommended)


Alvaro Barrington: Oh Sandy, why did you leave me all alone   Teresa Farrell Permeation Quirk Activation While Getting Hoodwinked In The Wrackzone (not recommended)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, 2 Art Exhibitions: Oh Sandy, why did you leave me all alone / Permeation Quirk Activation While Getting Hoodwinked In The Wrackzone (not recommended)

Lecture | Ashley Bryan, Langston Hughes, and World War II from the African American Perspective (online)


Drawing on his new book, Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, historian Matthew F. Delmont of Dartmouth University explains what the wartime experiences of Langston Hughes and Ashley Bryan reveal about Black perspectives on the war. Langston Hughes worked as a war correspondent for the Black press, telling the stories of Black volunteers who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Ashley Bryan was a teenager when he was drafted by the U.S. Army and assigned to a racially segregated service unit, which cleared mines and unloaded supplies during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Through their lives and art, Hughes and Bryan show why it is impossible to tell the history of World War II without Black Americans.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Ashley Bryan, Langston Hughes, and World War II from the African American Perspective (online)

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: 14 Years Old (in-person and online)


At just 28 years of age, Thorpe is an exciting young artist who has burst on to the art scene telling stories about his world expressed in quilts of colorful fabric, meandering stitching and printed canvas, in playful pencil and stitched drawings, and in surprising sculptural works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Artist Talk: 14 Years Old (in-person and online)

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


Adrienne Polly Hyde, Baroque Cello. Program: Domenico Gabrielli (1659 - 1690) Ricercar No. 7 in D minor Jean-Baptiste Barriere (1707 - 1747) Sonata No. 4 in B-flat Major Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620 - 1680) Sonata Secunda in F Major Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Concerts, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Gabrielli, and More (In Person and Online)

Opening Reception | 3 Art Shows: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures / Love Letter / Tara Donovan


David Hockney 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures This unprecedented international exhibition by David Hockney will present works created by the artist in 2021. Inspired by his daily observations, Hockney devoted himself to the iPad, a medium of unique immediacy that allowed him to be prolific in his depictions of his home, the changing seasons, and surrounding countryside. Love Letter This show will bring works by Loie Hollowell and Harminder Judge in conversation with paintings by Agnes Pelton and Ghulam Rasool Santosh. Together, the 24 works in the exhibition will conjure new connections between painting of the 20th century and the present day, foregrounding the experiential and transportive power of abstraction.   Tara Donovan An exhibition of new and recent work by Tara Donovan will bring together a selection of screen drawings made with aluminum insect screen. With this body of work, the artist brings viewers into a suspended, meditative state, encouraging them to look closely to delve into the screens’ subtleties, nuances, and multitudes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, 3 Art Shows: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures / Love Letter / Tara Donovan

Opening Reception | 5 Photography Exhibitions


Featuring: Lee Backer, A Quiet Beauty Roberto Cavazutti, RIMINI winter by the sea Martin Frank, Whistles Blown Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband, Bayscapes Jim Lustenader, Times Square Nocturne
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, 5 Photography Exhibitions

Opening Reception | Abstractions: Group Show


A show of paintings, sculpture, and watercolors by Linda Mieko Allen, Rupert Deese, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Lynn McCarty, Frank Owen, Peter Plagens, Rick Purdy and Jesse Small. Each of the artists will be represented by three or more works to provide the viewer with a window into the range of the seven artist’s visions.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Abstractions: Group Show

Opening Reception | Alexander Harrison: Big World


Fourteen enigmatic and intimately-scaled new paintings by the artist whose dreamscapes and object-symbols blend illusion and fantasy with archetypes from cultural history. Harrison sets up his paintings as portals into a vivid universe of elusive narratives brimming with searching, loneliness, escape, and entrapment. Scenes set at dusk or early morning capture the border between light and dark when the sky is at its most chromatic and stars punctuate a backdrop of deep blue. Paired with a conflation of seasons, Harrison renders an unreality that he compares to a fever dream, loaded with ambiguous symbolism, personified flowers and birds, trees in multiple forms, and figures that resist being seen in their totality. Working directly from an inner consciousness, Harrison brings myriad metaphysical references into his compositions, loading the work with an ineffable talismanic quality especially present in the artist’s intimately-scaled work.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Alexander Harrison: Big World

Opening Reception | Come a Little Closer: Group Exhibition of Very Small Paintings


A large exhibition of small paintings, features the work of 70 artists. Come a Little Closer gathers an unruly sampling of ostensibly “little” works with major impact. We all love big; we love the drama of scale. But intimacy has its own magic, connecting us to the size of books, of faces, of mirrors, of things glimpsed in private, seen by one person at a time. Or not seen in full until the curious viewer steps closer.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Come a Little Closer: Group Exhibition of Very Small Paintings

Book Discussion | Dancing Women Dance Photography


Internationally renowned dance photographer Costas shares photos and talks about his new book. A dance lover's dream, the book reflects Costas' commitment to taking photos of dancers in action, rather than posed-for studio settings. His subjects range from the Ailey Company to the Bolshoi to New York City Ballet. His photos have appeared in countless publications; his book Balanchine: Celebrating Life in Dance has gone through several editions and he was responsible for the photographs in the annual Balanchine calendars. Join in looking through his eyes and enjoy some surprise guests.
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Book Discussions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Dancing Women Dance Photography

Opening Reception | Derrick Adams: I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You


This solo exhibition comprises a cycle of sixteen large-scale works from Adams’s new series Motion Picture Paintings, (2020–22), which extend the artist’s signature deconstructed, cubist-style portraits in a new cinematic direction. Freeze framed moments—drawn from movies, media, and the artist’s imagination—are emblazoned with a variety of graphic texts reminiscent of film titles.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Derrick Adams: I Can Show You Better Than I Can Tell You

Opening Reception | Dread/Dream: Group Show on the Impact of Catastrophic Events


An exhibition of work by artists from MFA Fine Arts class of 2020. Through installation, film, sculpture, painting and digital performance, the show explores the existential condition that forms in the wake of catastrophic events, a mixture of fear and hope to which the best response may be the imaginative power with which artists process loss and forge ways forward. The artworks in this exhibition ask viewers to consider themes of home and identity, methods of memorializing, effects of environmental disaster, feminist critiques, working with the scars of trauma, the effects of capitalism and corporate manipulation on daily life, and how to remain present through observation and the shaping of physical and digital spaces. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Dread/Dream: Group Show on the Impact of Catastrophic Events

Opening Reception | Edge of All Things: A 3-Artist Exhibition


The edge of objects and spaces—the perimeters and borders—is what delineates them for the human eye to see and for the human mind to perceive. The edges are integral to the understanding of the whole. The exhibition includes drawing, assemblage, photo-based work, and installation, which all explore the essence of line 
and the periphery of objects represented. The three artists included in the show—Zachari Logan, Eric Rhein, and Adam Liam Rose—all explore geographies that engage notions of embodiment, self-reflexive histories, memory, landscape, and mortality.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Edge of All Things: A 3-Artist Exhibition

Opening Reception | Everything Here Is Volcanic: Contemporary Mexico


The exhibition sparks from a statement by the radical Swiss architect Hannes Meyer, who lived in Mexico for over a decade from 1938 to 1949. “Everything here (in Mexico) is volcanic”, he wrote, bewitched by an unexpected yet somehow familiar mountainous land, entangled in deep sociopolitical change, Meyer was referring to both the unpredictable geological conditions and the surrounding lava landscape, but also to the challenge of introducing an orthodox modernism in Mexico, a supercharged and superposed culture with deep roots and atemporal deviances, where an obsession with the past lingers in the drive for the future. Everything Here Is Volcanic encapsulates the same eruptive energy in an ultracontemporary survey of rare objects that embody Mexican culture now. Precarious boundaries, unstable categories and stylistic tensions spill into the gallery space, which is transformed into a postdomestic microcosm of unlikely fittings and furnishings. Featuring new and recent works as well as especially commissioned installations by both established and emerging Mexican artists, designers, architects and makers — many of whom are debuting in New York City — the show captures the explosive energy of contemporary production in Mexico.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Everything Here Is Volcanic: Contemporary Mexico

Opening Reception | Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Four Major Installations


An exhibition of works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres will feature four major installations—two of which have never been realized in the manner envisioned by Gonzalez-Torres before his untimely death in 1996 from complications related to AIDS.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Four Major Installations

Opening Reception | Julia Chiang: Salt on Our Skin


"I grew up with parents who didn’t throw things away. Sometimes out of thrift, but a lot because my dad would give old things a new life. An old chair leg would become a new railing. A hand-painted wood carving would show up as a holder for some new kitchen gadget. Piles of newspapers in Chinese and English would be twined together, waiting for recycling, but there were too many piles to ever really disappear. There were textures and materials of all kinds put aside for later use, we just weren’t sure what. The idea of transformation, including our own, seemed to always be coming." - Julia Chiang Julia Chiang (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and solo exhibitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Julia Chiang: Salt on Our Skin

Opening Reception | Leonor Fini: Metamorphosis


An exhibition of work spanning seven decades by Argentine-Italian artist Leonor Fini (1907–1996) explores themes of transformation, masquerade, and performance through paintings, sculpture, and works on paper sourced primarily from the artist’s estate. Fini’s deeply personal practice melds coded autobiographical references to her childhood in Trieste, Italy, with those spanning Shakespeare, Greek mythology, Egyptian and medieval history, and opera.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Leonor Fini: Metamorphosis

Opening Reception | Mark Joshua Epstein: Raising the Ceiling by Lowering the Floor


Mark Joshua Epstein starts his shaped paintings by layering fiberglass panels with many coats of resin. His dimensional, visceral shapes are typically inspired by the interior design magazine Nest and abstract curvilinear designs decorating the borders of Medieval Hebrew manuscripts. Each resin panel is hand-painted and textured with imperfections, and the artist’s hand dominates the surfaces, adding a layer of delicacy and devotion. Motifs and patterns are pulled along a rounded corner seamlessly, or flow continuously between the edges of panels. This concern with surfaces speaks to Epstein's interest in finding how specific identity markers can manifest in coded ways through a personalized language of abstraction. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Mark Joshua Epstein: Raising the Ceiling by Lowering the Floor

Opening Reception | Myrlande Constant: Drapo


The Haitian artist Myrlande Constant has attracted international attention for dazzling hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered textile works in which heritage techniques are used to mingle contemporary and traditional themes. The evolution of Constant’s personal aesthetic and mastery of her medium will be evident in monumental new pieces juxtaposed with examples from earlier in the artist’s career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Myrlande Constant: Drapo

Opening Reception | Paul Anthony Harford: The Circus Animals’ Desertion


An exhibition of works on paper by Paul Anthony Harford (1943–2016). Originally trained as a painter, Harford drew almost every day of his life. Over the years he produced hundreds of highly finished drawings but resisted opportunities to exhibit them, remaining virtually unknown until after his death. This is the first Harford exhibition outside of the United Kingdom. Like William Butler Yeats’s narrator in "The Circus Animals’ Desertion," Harford found inspiration in the debris and “refuse” of everyday life in the sleepy coastal towns of Southend-on-Sea and Weymouth where he lived.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Paul Anthony Harford: The Circus Animals&rsquo; Desertion

Opening Reception | Paul Pagk: Large-Scale Paintings


Paul Pagk’s show comprises twelve large-scale paintings and thirteen works on paper. Even for viewers only glancingly acquainted with his work, a painting by Paul Pagk is instantly identifiable as such. Pagk achieves this recognizability not from any trademark image or eccentric technique or unconventional material, but, rather, from a constellation of factors, including an emphatically linear style of abstraction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Paul Pagk: Large-Scale Paintings

Opening Reception | Phyllis Stephens: The Movement of Material


An exhibition of tapestries by esteemed Atlanta-based quilter and visual artist Phyllis Stephens. This collection of ten new works radiates a vibrant joyous energy that will undoubtedly leave audiences feeling inspired. At the core of this exhibition is an appreciation for the energy of dance. The series alludes to the artist’s own history and passion for movement. Dancing has been an integral part of her creative process and life, transforming any time and space into one of happiness and inspiration. Reminiscent of family gatherings, time spent with friends, or embracing one’s own self, dance transforms an instinctual part of the human experience into a beautiful performance of life itself.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Phyllis Stephens: The Movement of Material

Opening Reception | Robin Rhode: African Dream Root


Robin Rhode’s upcoming exhibition will feature new photographs, sculptures, installations, and wall paintings inspired by the Berlin-based artist’s extensive research into visual and oral traditions of storytelling in Southern Africa. Rhode moves to situate his wall-based works within a distinctly Southern African lineage and reconnect his practice to its ancient art historical roots.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Robin Rhode: African Dream Root

Opening Reception | Roma/New York, 1953–1964: Group Show


An exhibition exploring the significant intellectual and artistic cross-pollination between artists in the centers of Italian and American art in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Roma/New York, 1953&ndash;1964: Group Show

Opening Reception | Shades of Daphne: Group Exhibition


A timely survey of painting, sculpture, installation, and film by a group of 11 international and intergenerational contemporary artists, many of whom have not previously exhibited in the United States. Bringing together recent and historical works spanning over three decades from the 1990s to the present, the exhibition includes new commissions, site-specific performances and installations that respond to the architecture of the gallery space. Curated by Stephanie Cristello. Featuring Diana Al-Hadid, Theodora Allen, Ali Banisadr, Bianca Bondi, Brendan Fernandes, Barbara Kasten, Lap-See Lam, Zoë Paul, Ana Pellicer, Naama Tsabar, and Sif Itona Westerberg.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Shades of Daphne: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | Susan Philipsz: Separated Strings


Over the past 20 years, Susan Philipsz has been exploring the psychological and sculptural potential of sound. The artist's immersive environments most consistently include newly recorded iterations of heavily researched historical musical compositions, evocatively rendered in a range of techniques, from studio recordings by professional musicians to recordings of the artist’s own voice. The installations often include images, objects, film, and architectural interventions that further heighten the visitor’s engagement with their surroundings. While each piece is unique, the storylines often explore familiar themes of loss, longing, hope, and return. These universal narratives inspire personal reactions while also temporarily bridging the gap between the individual and the collective, the public and the private, the internal and external.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Susan Philipsz: Separated Strings

Opening Reception | William Christenberry & RaMell Ross: Desire Paths


A two-person exhibition that juxtaposes works by the late photographer, painter, and sculptor William Christenberry, and the interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker RaMell Ross. Reflecting distinct artistic visions and historical contexts, works by Christenberry and Ross employ radically different modes of engagement with the spirit of Hale County, yet both artists deal directly with the racial violence embedded in its history. Ross’s photographs serve as lush, tender portraits of Black life in the American South, while Christenberry’s beautifully composed yet largely unpeopled images focus on the region’s changing landscape over time. Ross began his photography practice while employed as a social worker in Hale County. His work has been deeply influenced by that of Christenberry, whose childhood in Hale County and encounters with the Ku Klux Klan had a profound impact on his practice. Exhibited in dialogue with one another, the artists’ works grapple with the beauty of everyday life over and against the legacy of white supremacist terrorism that has shaped the history of both Hale County and the United States itself.
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, William Christenberry & RaMell Ross: Desire Paths

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Book Discussion | The Golden Cobweb: The Exotic Journey of an Englishman Who Became Genealogist for the Thai Royal Family 


Author Barbara Schofield Suleiman will discuss her book detailing the unlikely path of a British layman to becoming an expert in the geneology of this Southeast Asian monarchy. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, The Golden Cobweb: The Exotic Journey of an Englishman Who Became Genealogist for the Thai Royal Family&nbsp;

Talk | The Spirit Vodka: A 600-Year Evolution


Twenty-year veteran of adult beverages and partner in Idaho’s 44North Vodka, Harold Joyce shares the over 600-year evolution of the world’s most widely consumed spirit, vodka. Learn about the distillation process and various types of vodka currently being made. Sharing from Harold’s personal collection of bottles, guests will experience a variety of versions of the spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, The Spirit Vodka: A 600-Year Evolution

Screening | A Blue Morning: Conversations Among Artists on Parenthood (2022), short film


A verdant mid-summer Minneapolis is the backdrop for this single-day docu-fiction following thirty-something artists facing the realities of work and parenthood. Dir: Allegra Oxborough 24min.  This premiere screening will be accompanied by a talkback with the director, cinematographer, and screenwriter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, A Blue Morning: Conversations Among Artists on Parenthood&nbsp;(2022), short film

Workshop | Stargazing in the Park


Look at the night sky through a telescope and binoculars. If the sky is cloudy, they'll meet on the next clear day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Stargazing in the Park

Performance | Winter 2023 City Skate Concert


This short pop-up concert features: -Of Water and Ice, Valerie Levine and Sarah France
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Winter 2023 City Skate Concert

Workshop | Winter Drawing Marathon 2023 (online)


Led by artist Peter Hristoff, the session combines aspects of the different types of courses that Hristoff teaches, including drawing from imagination (Inventory Drawing), life drawing (The Vigorous Figure) and drawing from art history (Drawing the Met Collection). This is a fast-paced session of nonstop, one-minute drawings using prompts, figure models and museum images to inspire the participants to work loosely and fearlessly. The emphasis is on line and expressive drawing. This session requires an open mind and a willingness to let go. Open to all levels of drawing experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Winter Drawing Marathon 2023 (online)

Talk | American Immigration Policy: One Law for All?…In Your Dreams (online)


For some, U.S. immigration law is a Disney fairytale. For others, it is the uncensored Brothers Grimm. Its clash of rules and philosophies yields a jumbled nightmare. Jeffrey Heller, former asylum lawyer, law school adjunct clinician emeritus, Human Right's First Ambassador, offers an insider's perspective.  
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Talks, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, American Immigration Policy: One Law for All?&hellip;In Your Dreams (online)

Theater | Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece


Mothermotherland is a devised performance that explores motherhood, motherland, and Ukrainian and American experience through the lens of Mykola Khyvylovy's 1924 autobiographical short story "I am (a Romantic)", which tells the story of a head of the secret police who must decide whether or not to execute his own mother in order to protect his political ideals. The Slovo Theater Group was established in April 2022 through a grant enabling 5 Ukrainian artists from Kharkiv to join playwright Audrey Rose Degez for a 5-month artistic residency to develop the piece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Theaters, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Concert | Two Guitar Powerhouses from Brazil and Spain


A veteran of the Kennedy Center, NY Guitar Festival, and Lilith Fair, the versatile Brazilian singer-songwriter Badi Assad has built an avid international audience on the strength of her joyous, enthralling live performances. The Spanish composer Pipo Romero's spectacular finger-style folk guitar chops, showcased on his newest album Ikigai, have him poised for his own turn as a breakout global sensation. These two powerhouse guitarists will share a one-of-a-kind double feature, showcasing new work. In this show, the instrument of the guitar becomes an everlasting symbol of human identity and human ingenuity. Together, they will trade songs, virtuosic performance, and stories of unvarnished musical authenticity that you won't soon forget.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Two Guitar Powerhouses from Brazil and Spain

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Classical Music | Orchestra Performs Modern Works in Intimate Venue


The North/South Chamber Orchestra welcomes the New Year performing alongside soprano Maria Brea and violinist Arthur Moeller. Max Lifchitz, conductor. Program: Carmel Curiel (1998 - ) Three Miniatures; Odaline De La Martinez (1949 - ) Four Afro-Cuban Poems; Federico Ermirio (1950 - ) Petali; Max Lifchitz (1948 - ) Brightness Aloft.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 12, 2023, 01/12/2023, Orchestra Performs Modern Works in Intimate Venue
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