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41 free events take place on Thursday, January 26 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 26 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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41 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Suspicion (1941) with Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant
free events nyc The Psychology of Wealth and the Financial Planning Relationship (online)
free events nyc Bach's Sonatats for Harpsichord and Violin (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins
free events nyc Unmasking Antisemitism (online)
free events nyc NYC Indie Roots Band
free events nyc Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with a New Live Score
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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Tours, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Tour of New York City Hall

Film | Suspicion (1941) with Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant


Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw, who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father. After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky, dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. 99 Min. Joan Fontaine (1917 - 2013) was a British-American actress who is best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films during the "Golden Age". Fontaine appeared in more than 45 films in a career that spanned five decades. Fontaine received her first major role in The Man Who Found Himself (1937) and in Gunga Din (1939). Her career prospects improved greatly after her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), for which she received her first of three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The following year, she won that award for her role in Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941). A third nomination came with The Constant Nymph (1943). Fontaine is the only actress to have won an Academy Award for acting in a Hitchcock film.
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Films, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Suspicion (1941) with Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant

Museums | Special Viewing: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper


This limited-viewing exhibition will feature works on paper by el Greco, Goya, Fernao Gomes, Volkmar Machado, and Lazlo.
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Discussion | The Psychology of Wealth and the Financial Planning Relationship (online)


There is an increased awareness of client psychology and the psychology of financial planning as advisors explore opportunities to deepen their client relationships and improve the effectiveness of their financial planning services. Financial planners, who can integrate the intersection among psychology, finance, and human behavior into their practice, will be in the best position to develop an authentic sense of trust and build long-term relationships with their clients. This is an interactive, virtual conversation with three leading experts in the fields of financial psychology and the psychology of financial planning - offering a mix of academic and practitioner perspectives. Following the conversation, the event will be opened for a question and answer period, where attendees can ask questions directly. Panelists: -- Dr. Jim Grubman, an internationally recognized family wealth consultant and the winner of the 2021 Family Wealth Report award for Outstanding Thought Leadership. -- Dr. Sonya Lutter, a professor of financial planning and financial psychology at Texas Tech University -- Dr. Brian Portnoy, the Founder of Shaping Wealth, a learning platform dedicated to applied behavioral finance for wealth advisors. Moderated by Dr. Meghaan Lurtz, Financial Psychology Lecturer for Columbia University's Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management program.
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Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, The Psychology of Wealth and the Financial Planning Relationship (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.
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Concerts, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Bach's Sonatats for Harpsichord and Violin (In Person and Online)


The six sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1014-1019) represent some of Johann Sebastian Bach's most eloquent and ingenious contrapuntal writing, where harpsichord & violin form a fully integrated trio texture. Jorg-Michael Schwarz, violin and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, join force to bring these classic works of the Baroque period to life once more. Jorg-Michael Schwarz served as concertmaster for the Barockorchester Stuttgart (1992-96) and has performed and recorded with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Anima Eterna and Musica Antiqua Koln. Co-founder/ director of REBEL, he has also served as concertmaster / soloist with the New York Collegium, American Bach Soloists, American Classical Orchestra and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Dongsok Shin has been a member of REBEL since 1997 and has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, Carmel Bach Festival, Mark Morris Dance Group, The New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
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Concerts, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Bach's Sonatats for Harpsichord and Violin (In Person and Online)

Film | Bullet Train (2022) with Brad Pitt


Ladybug is an unlucky assassin who's determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs has gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans as his latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe -- all with connected yet conflicting objectives -- on the world's fastest train. Dir: David Leitch With Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji. 127 Min. William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the Ridley Scott road film Thelma & Louise (1991). His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994), and the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994).
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Films, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Bullet Train (2022) with Brad Pitt

Film | Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) with Clint Eastwood


A cowboy rescues a nun in Mexico, and escorts her to a camp full of anti-French revolutionaries. Later, the unlikely duo teams up with the Juaristas to destroy the French fortifications. Director: Don Siegel. With Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fabregas, Alberto Morin, Armando Silvestre. 114 minutes. Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor and film director. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the "Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best Director and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven (1992) and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004).
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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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Book Discussion | Radio for the Millions: Hindi-Urdu Broadcasting Across Borders (in-person and online)


From news about World War II to the broadcasting of music from popular movies, radio played a crucial role in an increasingly divided South Asia for more than half a century. Radio for the Millions examines the history of Hindi-Urdu radio during the height of its popularity from the 1930s to the 1980s, showing how it created transnational communities of listeners. Author Isabel Huacuja Alonso argues that despite British, Indian, and Pakistani politicians’ efforts to usurp the medium for state purposes, radio largely escaped their grasp. She demonstrates that the medium enabled listeners and broadcasters to resist the cultural, linguistic, and political agendas of the British colonial administration and the subsequent independent Indian and Pakistani governments. Rather than being merely a tool of nation building in South Asia, radio created affective links that defied state agendas, policies, and borders. It forged an enduring transnational soundscape, even after the 1947 Partition had made a united India a political impossibility. Huacuja Alonso traces how people engaged with radio across news, music, and drama broadcasts, arguing for a more expansive definition of what it means to listen. She develops the concept of “radio resonance” to understand how radio relied on circuits of oral communication such as rumor and gossip and to account for the affective bonds this “talk” created. By analyzing Hindi film-song radio programs, she demonstrates how radio spurred new ways of listening to cinema. Drawing on a rich collection of sources, including newly recovered recordings, listeners’ letters to radio stations, original interviews with broadcasters, and archival documents from across three continents, Radio for the Millions rethinks assumptions about how the medium connects with audiences.
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Book Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Radio for the Millions: Hindi-Urdu Broadcasting Across Borders&nbsp;(in-person and online)

Book Discussion | White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality (online)


How do our communities reflect discriminatory polices and further reinforce racial disparities in society? Saundra Thomas will facilitate a conversation with author Sheryll Cashin about her experiences writing her book and the ways that racist policies have concentrated poverty in predominantly Black "hoods" by directing resources to white spaces.
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Discussion | Remembering: Talking About the Holocaust in the 21st Century, with PBS's Judy Woodruff


Recent surveys have shown steadily diminishing public awareness of the Holocaust amid a rise in disinformation and revisionism. This panel of leading thinkers will discuss how media, educators, religious institutions, and governments can fight Holocaust denial and deepen understanding of the genocide. What is the role of allies, people who are not the targets of extremism? The discussion will begin with a screening of Fred de Sam Lazaro's 2022 PBS NewsHour segment on the children's book Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued. Written and illustrated by Peter Sis, it tells the story of Nicholas Winton, the "British Schindler," who helped 669 children escape Czechoslovakia just before Nazi occupation. The panelists will delve into the conditions that allowed the ripening and spread of antisemitism in the years leading up to the Holocaust, and they will bring home the relevance of those circumstances today. Moderators: Fred de Sam Lazaro, Correspondent/Director, The Under-Told Stories Project Peter Osnos, Founder, PublicAffairs Books Panelists: Judy Woodruff, Anchor, PBS NewsHour Magda Teter, Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies, James Loeffler, Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History, University of Virginia Linda Kinstler, Author of Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends Special Guest: Eva Paddock, Educator and One of "Winton's Children" Rescued from Czechoslovakia on the Eve of World War II
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Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Remembering: Talking About the Holocaust in the 21st Century, with PBS's Judy Woodruff

Book Discussion | Art X Fashion: Fashion Inspired by Art


In 75 pairings of designer pieces and the artworks that inspired them, this stylish book reveals the art behind coveted fashion designs. Nancy Hall-Duncan is in conversation with Valerie Steele about her book Long before “collabs” became a buzzword, artists influenced every aspect of the fashion world. This approachable collection compares fashion and art side-by-side to highlight a variety of relationships: inspiration, collaboration, and artists working to create their own fashion or fashion photography. Art X Fashion introduces readers to designers like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, who famously worked with artists like Picasso and Dalí in the early twentieth century, as well as to such iconic fashion moments as Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 homage to Piet Mondrian. Art and fashion pairings including John Galliano (inspired by Tutankhamun’s death mask, Arcimboldo, Gustav Klimt, and Hokusai), Guo Pei (inspired by Velázquez), Margiela (inspired by Gaugin), and Iris Van Herpen (inspired by Paul Delvaux), reveal surprising connections. Projects by street artists like Keith Haring and Kaws introduce the era of collaborations, which saw artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami work with Louis Vuitton. More recent collaborations include Raf Simons with Sterling Ruby and Kerby Jean-Raymond with Derrick Adams. Chapters on striking purses and other accessories designed by artists, and artists creating in fashion—including Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, and John Baldessari—round out this fresh and delightful take on fashion design.  
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Book Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Art X Fashion: Fashion Inspired by Art

Opening Reception | Brent Wadden: OGOPOGO


An exhibition of paintings by Canadian-born artist Brent Wadden. The works on view are composed of woven fibers mounted on canvas, complicating the painterly notion of surface and reconsidering the concept of the handmade. Trained as a painter, Wadden began weaving in 2004 while living in Berlin and has grown increasingly skilled with the loom. Using the grid structure of weaving as a starting point, Wadden’s geometric compositions evoke feelings of monumentality and expansion, movement and balance.
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Opening Reception | Demarco Mosby: If you have no sword, sell your cloak and buy one


The show features the artist’s latest series of paintings that confront the viewer with humanity's unpredictable reactions to moments of turbulence and violence. Mosby reinterprets familiar stories from history, myth and fantasy by representing each narrative through his distinctive use of texture, composition and symbolism. The artist specifically examines the morality at play during critical turning points. With his exhibition title, Mosby refers to a New Testament passage from the Bible in which, Jesus is telling his disciples that he will be counted as a criminal and they will all soon face persecution. The titular instruction is interpreted as Jesus preparing his disciples for the difficult times ahead and encouraging them to be ready to defend themselves. With this latest body of work, Mosby’s examines the relevance of this passage in relation to the events of 2020, in which riots and civil unrest caused many to reflect on their own preparedness as well as the stability of their surroundings and relationships. Through layering and excising details; collaging symbolic references; Mosby captures the ambiguity and disorientation of these pivotal moments. The viewer is placed in the midst of a societal collapse, highlighting the potential for violence and cruelty but also a remarkable capacity for good. The enigmatical scenes intend to carve out a moment to pause and reflect on the depth of the human will and the enduring possibility for personal growth.
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Demarco Mosby: If you have no sword, sell your cloak and buy one

Opening Reception | do you know what i mean?: Group Exhibition


A thesis exhibition of work by seniors in the program. The exhibition is curated by artist Kayla Gibbons and includes work by Bridget Ashvil, Quincy Goetze, kiarita, Jiayin (Selena) Lin, Hetong Ma, Jeans O'Donnel, Inna Smolina and Bella Ybarra.
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Opening Reception | Jonas Wood: Prints 2


In his boldly colored, graphic works—including paintings, drawings, and prints—Jonas Wood combines art historical references with images of the objects, interiors, and people that comprise the fabric of his life. Translating the three-dimensional world around him into flat color and line, he confounds expectations of scale and vantage point.
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Opening Reception | Mushrooms: Group Exhibition


The exhibition explores fantastic fungi and their role in nature, culture, and medicine. This exhibition is a visual conversation that engages with the multifaceted and expansive fungi. The show highlights the humble fruiting fungus – which presents itself in endless forms and colors – and the connectedness it builds throughout nature, literature, and culture. Also considered is the function of the mushroom as healing medicine. vermilion is a make-something-out-of-nothing artist. Her textile art, collages, and assemblages have developed as of late into installations that have an underlying social or political message but also fulfill a need for playfulness, humor, surprise, uniqueness. 
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Book Discussion | Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins


Sonny Rollins is the most acclaimed and celebrated jazz musician alive. His fearless creativity and willingness to test his limits are the stuff of legends, as are his modesty, discipline and self-criticism. With deep research and meticulous documentation, Aidan Levy, with the aid of Rollins, gives us a revelatory and richer picture of the man and his era. Levy discusses this incredible book.
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Book Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins

Opening Reception | Shawn W. Walker: Lost and Found


An exhibition of rediscovered early exhibition prints by one of the founding members of the Kamoinge Workshop. These extraordinary photographs, created in the first decade of the artist’s sixty-year career, depict and immortalize members of the artist’s community who were all too often overlooked and unseen, serving as a window into the origins of the artist’s creative practice. Having rested dormant, safely stored, and forgotten in The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture archives for over a half-century and now reunited with the artist, many of the photographs exhibited in Lost and Found are being shown in public for the very first time. They are some of the few early prints still in the artist’s possession after his archive of over 100,000 images was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2019 in what would become the first photography archive of a black artist procured by the institution.
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Shawn W. Walker: Lost and Found

Opening Reception | Sympoietic Encounters: Making-With in the Sixth Great Extinction


An exhibition of animation, drawing, painting and performance by 13 students, curated by Yindi Chen and Maria Markham. This exhibition portrays systems that interconnect human, plant and animal life, including personal experiences and histories of ritualistic practices between indigenous cultures, non-human beings and the planet. “Sympoietic Encounters” centers on “worlding-with,” the anthropological concept from scholar Donna Haraway, which postulates that the earth's ecosystems—human and not—interdependently give meaning to and among each other. The bonds and intimacies that the artworks reveal invite viewers to rediscover life beyond the human and strive to make, rather than extinguish it. 
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Opening Receptions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Sympoietic Encounters: Making-With in the Sixth Great Extinction

Dance Performance | The Slowest Wave: Dance and Neuroscience


A public showing of the culmination of Founder and Artistic Director Vangeline's 2022/23 dance residency. The evening will include a presentation of work followed by a talkback with the artists and neuroscientists. During the residency, butoh artist Vangeline has continued developing this pioneering project combining butoh and neuroscience. In collaboration with neuroscientists Sadye Paez, Constantina Theofanopoulou and Jose 'Pepe' Contreras-Vidal, and composer Ray Sweeten, Vangeline choreographed a 60-minute ensemble butoh piece, which is uniquely informed by the protocol being established for a scientific pilot study researching the impact of butoh on brain activity. Butoh is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance.
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Dance Performances, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, The Slowest Wave: Dance and Neuroscience

Film | Uke. The Untold Story of Hockey Legends (2020)


This gripping feature documentary celebrates the Ukrainian contribution to North American hockey and the spectacular history of the National Hockey League. More than fifty players of Ukrainian origin became champions of the NHL over a hundred years of its existence, including one of the greatest hockey legends, Wayne Gretzky. The film's director Volodymyr Mula will attend the event in person to discuss his film with the audience. Director: Volodymyr Mula 90 min. In English and Ukrainian with English subtitles. Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the director and his film and lead the discussion.
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Films, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Uke. The Untold Story of Hockey Legends (2020)

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Integrating the Spiritual and the Artistic


Artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden on her intersection of artistic and spiritual practice, on the occasion of the exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por América. Like Elso, McClodden is a practitioner of Santería (Regla Lucumí), which has often informed her conceptual frameworks and her approach to her artistic production. She will discuss the challenges and possibilities of integrating spiritual and ritual-based practices into her work, addressing such concepts as spiritual “correctness,” Iwa Pele, audience and community, ritual, and Diaspora. McClodden will also share her insight on Elso’s art.
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Lecture | Architectures of Transition: Forming Life In Common (online)


Commoning is the act of sharing and managing resources—cultural and natural—with minimal reliance on the market or state, and where each stakeholder has an equal interest. User-managed governance of the environments we inhabit—from land ownership, to buildings, to domestic spaces—enables residents to be key agents in how resources are distributed, valued, and maintained.The expansion of the noun ‘common’ to the verb ‘commoning’ entails the active participation in the mechanisms of sharing, including the shaping of rules that sustain the commons and exploring the emancipating potentials of sharing. As such, commoning is a practice that is continually evolving, made and remade by the subjects involved in the commons. Through an ongoing process of working together, negotiating, and organizing, these practices produce what is to be named, valued, used, and symbolized in common. Ultimately, these practices create forms of social life—highlighting new forms of living, working, and being in common. This lecture will focus on a series of design experiments by THE OPEN WORKSHOP that explore a range of commons—both in type and scale—that use architecture to catalyze and frame the mechanisms for commoning. Speaker Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and educator whose work resides at the intersection of politics and architecture. Neeraj is founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP, a transcalar design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture, territory, and collectivity. Based in San Francisco, THE OPEN WORKSHOP is a licensed practice in California and Ontario. Their work on Collective Form has been commissioned by the Seoul Biennale, Venice Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, amongst other venues. Select
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Discussion | Bold Visions for a New Penn Station


A program on new ideas for Penn Station featuring Vishaan Chakrabarti, PAU, Alexandros Washburn, Grand Penn Community Alliance, Richard Cameron, Atelier and Co. and ReThinkNYC, and Lorraine B. Diehl, author of The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station. The original Pennsylvania Station and associated Hudson and East River tunnels were critically important to New York becoming “the greatest city on earth.” Fixing the site is critically important to it remaining so. As every New Yorker knows, the current station — trapped in the basement of a hockey rink — is an egregious mess and the current track configuration no longer serves the kind of city we’ve become — less a city than a region. They discuss their plans, and present visual renderings with the focus on giving New Yorkers and the traveling public a great, above-ground station. Come. Listen. Ask questions. Believe... in New York, again.
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Book Discussion | A Rock, A River, A Street: Between the Self and the World


Readings and a discussion to celebrate the release of Steffani Jemison’s book. Moving deftly across narrative genres and styles as she interrogates the boundedness of the self, the possibilities of plurality, and the limits of performance, Jemison’s 2022 book follows a young Black woman who lives at the hazy border between Brooklyn and Queens in the not-so-distant present. As she rides the subway, walks around her neighborhood, visits the doctor, watches movies, attends dance class, and tries to heal her body, she recalls formative experiences from her childhood and absorbs the world around her; in the process, we are brought into her conflicted relationship with language. Acutely conscious of the soft, responsive nature of her physical self, and pushed and pulled by forces she cannot control, the narrator is vulnerable, terrifyingly open. Jemison’s writing asks, Where does your body end and the world begin? How do you locate the limit between yourself and others?
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Book Discussion | Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time


A smart and empowering book about the simple art of hanging out ... and of taking back our social lives from the deadening whirl of contemporary life. Almost every day it seems that our world becomes more fractured, more digital, and more chaotic. Sheila Liming has the answer: we need to hang out more.  Starting with the assumption that play is to children as hanging out is to adults, Liming makes a brilliant case for the necessity of unstructured social time as a key element of our cultural vitality. The book asks questions like what is hanging out? why is it important? why do we do it? how do we do it? and examines the various ways we hang out—in groups, online, at parties, at work. Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time makes an intelligent case for the importance of this most casual of social structures, and shows us how just getting together can be a potent act of resistance all on its own.  
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
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Tours, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)

Discussion | Poets in Conversation


A poetry reading by Robin Coste Lewis and a conversation with Deborah Landau, followed by a reception/signing. Robin Coste Lewis’s second collection of poetry, To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness, was published in 2022. She won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus, her first collection of poetry. Deborah Landau is the author of the collections of poetry Soft Targets (winner of The Believer Book Award), The Uses of the Body, The Last Usable Hour and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Poets in Conversation

Film | Screening and Q&A: Peaceful (2021) with Catherine Deneuve


After months of back pain, Benjamin, a 39-year-old acting teacher learns that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The film follows as Benjamin and his mother (Deneuve), are guided by a benevolent Oncologist in their journey to acceptance. Director: Emmanuelle Bercot With: Catherine Deneuve, Benoit Magimel, and Dr. Gabriel Sara In French with English subtitiles. 120min. The screening followed by a Q&A with Dr. Gabriel Sara, the Mount Sinai oncologist who acts as Dr. Edde in the film, and Dr. Lydia Dugdale, Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and the author of The Lost Art of Dying.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Screening and Q&A: Peaceful (2021) with Catherine Deneuve

Discussion | Tony-Winning Actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia Discusses the 25th Anniversary of Rent


In conjunction of the 25-year anniversary of Broadway's Rent; Wilson Jermaine Heredia, known for originating the role of Angel in the stage and film productions. Heredia was born in Brooklyn, the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic – a seamstress mother and a building superintendent father. He has appeared in several films, including his portrayal of Cha-Cha, the drag queen, in 1999's Flawless. Heredia also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Along with five other principal members of the original Broadway cast, Heredia appeared in the film release of Rent, directed by Chris Columbus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Tony-Winning Actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia Discusses the 25th Anniversary of Rent

Discussion | Unmasking Antisemitism (online)


Widely regarded as the "oldest hatred," antisemitism is experiencing an alarming revival in the contemporary world. This is a panel discussion on antisemitism, past and present, in conjunction with the new exhibition at the United Nations, #Fake Images: Unmask the Dangers of Stereotypes. Historians Dr. Jonathan Brent (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research), Jason Guberman (American Sephardi Federation), Dr. Uffa Jensen (Technical University Berlin), Dr. Pamela Nadell (American University), Dr. Gavriel Rosenfeld (Center for Jewish History and Fairfield University), and Dr. Veerle Vanden Daelen (Kazerne Dossin) critically analyze the origin and weaponization of antisemitic ideas, conspiracies, and images from the 19th century to the present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5
Discussions, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Unmasking Antisemitism (online)

Film | Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with a New Live Score


The world premiere of Yasmin Williams' new score set to the 1921 Charlie Chaplin classic. This funny and deeply humane film stars a young Jackie Coogan in his first role and was Chaplin's first full-length film as a director. Free popcorn while supplies last.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Films, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921): Silent Classic with a New Live Score

Concert | NYC Indie Roots Band


Guitarist and lead vocalist John Ross, bassist Arden Yonkers and drummer Dan Keegan are the NYC-based indie roots band Wild Pink. The prolific group have steadily refined the signature rustic rock, incisive humor, and delicately poetic songs that grace each of the five EPS and four albums they've released over the past seven years, culminating with their latest, 2022's ILYSM. Written in the aftermath of Ross' recent battle with cancer, ILYSM finds the trio in an introspective and sentimental mood. With featured guest performances from rock luminaries J Mascis, Julien Baker and Ryley Walker, the new LP explores a world inhabited by ghosts, angels and aliens, shifting smoothly from the mundane to the extraordinary with a sound that Pitchfork says "shines bright and soothes an aching soul."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, NYC Indie Roots Band

Classical Music | Orchestra and Opera Theatre Performs Works by Brahms and Ravel


MSM Symphony Orchestra; MSM Opera Theatre; George Manahan, conductor; Jaeook Lee, violin. Program: Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) L'enfant et les sortileges
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Orchestra and Opera Theatre Performs Works by Brahms and Ravel

Play | Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling


Ivan Viripaev's play is an exercise in collective storytelling about people you've never met. Two men and two women untangle the lives of two couples they've never met based on the traces they've left behind: a pile of broken lamps, tattered chairs, and overturned refrigerators, all left to rot and rust on a sidewalk. Except...who left them? Who were these couples? What have they left behind? And who have they left it for? This is a directing thesis production by current student Andrew Freeburg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling

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
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Comedy Clubs, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Comedy Club | Half-Pint Comedy Show


The lineup: Brittany Cardwell (Drule) Nick Tilleli (Stand-Up New York) James Camacho (LOL Network) Gabby Jordan (Grove 34) Also featuring a set from improv team Candle and Lantern
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Half-Pint Comedy Show

Classical Music | Piano Works by Brahms, Rameau, Dukas and More


Sining Liu, Piano. Program: Jean-Phillipe Rameau (1683-1764) Musette from Les Indes galants Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 8 Klavierstucke, Op. 76 Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) Sonatas de Castilla Ailem Carvajal (1972 - ) Tres miniaturas para piano Paul Dukas (1865-1935) L'apprenti Sorcier
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 26, 2023, 01/26/2023, Piano Works by Brahms, Rameau, Dukas and More
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