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Conference |
The United States, supposedly founded on the “self-evident” principle of human equality, has in fact been a profoundly racially unequal society from the start. Yet for many years the striving for racial justice and racial equality has been obscured by an evasive discourse of “diversity.” Particularly with the recent rise of white nationalism, however, it has become urgently important to recognize and address the ongoing inequalities of race. This 2-day interdisciplinary conference will bring together 18 theorists from a wide array of subjects—philosophy, political theory, ethnic studies, critical psychology, urban studies, gender theory, and anthropology—to look from their distinctive perspectives at the enduring problem of racial inequality, and how it is perpetuated in a democratic society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Racial Inequality
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Conference |
Speakers include: Katharine Craik Mary Floyd-Wilson (Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Professor of English and Compartive Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); Amanda Bailey (Professor, English, University of Maryland); Benedict Robinson (Associate Professor, English, SUNY Stonybrook), Patricia Cahill (Associate Professor, English, Emory); Katharine Craik (Reader, Early Modern Literature, Oxford Brookes)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Conferences, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Affect Theory and the History of Emotions in Early Modern England
City Walk |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Bach at Noon
Tour |
A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Concert |
Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists. Today: David Hurd of Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital
Film |
Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison. CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration. 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Doug Liman's Fair Game (2010): Government Payback
Film |
An unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis's Whose Streets? (2017): Ferguson Documentary
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Harlem Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Film |
Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick . A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant (1969): Song-Inspired Comedy
Film |
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Blake Edwards's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): Oscar-Winning Comedy
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Agatha Christie.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Short Classics Book Discussion Group: The Body in the Library
Screening |
Short films dealing with disabilities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Screenings, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, ReelAbilities Film Festival
Classical Music |
PROGRAM: WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan SMETANA Vysehrad (The High Castle) SMETANA Die Moldau Music Director David Hayes leads The Mannes Orchestra in a performance of works by Wagner and Smetana. Known for their bold and adventurous programming, David Hayes and The Mannes Orchestra have been hailed by The New York Times for playing with “inviting warmth and solidity,” and for their “intensity of focus.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Mannes Orchestra performs works by Wagner, Smetana
Tour |
A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Tours, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Lecture |
Does art have anything interesting to do with pleasure? The aesthetic hedonist answers positively, claiming that the value of artworks qua artworks lie in their power to please those who are properly engaged with them. Recent critics of hedonism answer the question in the negative, arguing that the power to please cannot properly explain the value of artworks. Speaker: Keren Gorodeisky, Auburn University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lectures, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics
Lecture |
Scholars such as Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Ellen Gruber Garvey, and Jasmine Nichole Cobb explore how nineteenth-century scrapbooks and friendship albums circulated among free black women in the North to showcase their middle class status and close networks. However, little is known about how black girls participated in this sentimental practice. Nazera Wright of the University of Kentucky argues that histories of black girlhood are often “buried” in literary genres less likely to be studied. Recovering these histories involves using methodological practices that move beyond the bound book. To locate evidence of their lives, Wright explores the often uncatalogued signatures and inscriptions written in nineteenth-century black girls’ autograph albums to reveal the wide-ranging impact that early friendships, alliances and associations had on black girls’ intellectual and political development.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Lectures, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Black Girls and Their Nineteenth-Century Autograph Albums
Performance |
Wish is an audience participation and installation piece based on the Japanese tradition of the Ema — a wooden wishing plaque onto which worshippers write prayers, wishes and gratitudes. They are traditionally used to convey a wish to the priests of the temple and the kamis (gods) but also serve a social function as public communication within the community that an individual has made a wish in. Historically, local artisans were periodically hired to create specialty plaques on behalf of the public to be offered to a shrine for a specific purpose. Today, you can find emas sold and hung in temples and shrines across Japan. After New Years during the festival Setsubun, such good luck charms from the previous year are ceremonially burned in the annual ritual Otakiage. The burning of the ema is a symbolic gesture that liberates the wish from its writer. In its sister ceremonies the donko-yaki that takes place during the same festival, the bonfire is used by the community to come together to cook and eat new years mochi. For Wish, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will create an experience that references this communal ritualistic process in a quotidian manner. Visitors during performance times will be prompted to pen a wish, hope or dream they have for the future. How this simple prompt is interpreted will vary. These adorned plaques will be tied onto a wooden structure reminiscent of what would be found at a temple, creating an installation that changes and expands through out the course of its exhibition. During the performance times the artist will be present, dressed in pink to signal that she is also part of the piece. Her goal is to facilitate communal communication with and between visitors, asking them what their wishes are and creating a constellation of dialogue. Later this year, the used wooden talismans will be burned outdoors, symbolically relieving the public of the burden of their longings with fire and smoke, elements of cleansing. Marshmallows will also be offered at this public bonfire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Performances, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Wish: Performance Art by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi
Lecture |
A lecture by Fadi Bardawil of the University of North Carolina.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:15 pm
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Lectures, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Emancipation Binds: Arab Revolutionary Marxism, Disenchantment, Critique
Concert |
5:30 pm  Blak Emoji (pictured) - Modern Singer Songwriter 6:05 pm  Avi Wisnia - Brazilian-influenced folk/jazz 6:40 pm  Kate Vargas - Southwestern outlaw Americana
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts
Talk |
Will sleep habits succumb, as Jonathan Crary suggested in his book 24/7, to an exchange of personal behavioral as well as biological data for an expectation of full participation in a globalized economy? How do advancing sleep technologies, in promoting more efficient modes of sleep as well as relaxation techniques, facilitate this exchange? Or, paradoxically, will sleep and relaxation products merely heighten anxiety when behavioral expectations do not match a product’s goals?
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Sleep: The Last Bastion of Privacy?
Opening Reception |
Geoff McFetridge’s stylized paintings of figures and hands in patterned formations have their roots in the synergy between his fine arts practice and prolific career as a graphic designer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, The Beringians: Paintings by Geoff McFetridge
Opening Reception |
International Women's Day first began in New York City in 1911 and has historically been utilized to call attention to the many hardships and oppressions faced by women throughout the world. The Suffragettes founded International Women's Day to unite and empower women in their fight for equality and to this day, it continues to inspire individuals to persevere in the face of adversity, celebrate powerful women, and organize direct action to further our progress as a society towards the abolishment of gender inequality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Second Annual International Women's Day Art Fair
Film |
Endless Dreams and Water Between captures a journey across dispersed sites: California, Manhattan and Majorica, held together by epistolary and oceanic exchanges among four fictional female characters who dream aloud about one day gathering in an imaginary place together. The film explores how islands shape our understanding of place in the world through conceptual, spacial, and historical positioning. 70 min. Also showing: Hydra Decapita, 2010, 31 min. - A meta-documentary of an imaginary world based on the concept albums of Detroit based techno duo Drexciya. The myth of Drexciya is based on an underwater country populated by the evolved species of unborn children of pregnant women thrown overboard during the middle-passage of slave ships across the Atlantic. Amidst commenting on globalization, slavery, capitalism and climate change, the film is interrupted by high-contrast tight shots of flickering water, an intentionally abstract depiction of the perspective of the sea looking back at us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Renée Green's Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009): Ocean as Imagination
Film |
Mario Martella (1917-2014), Knight of Labour and recipient of the Gold Medal for Civil Merit, was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. He was an energetic, combative, and charismatic individual who only considered himself a lucky man, always protected by what he would call his "lucky star." 34 min. In Italian with English subtitles. Followed by a conversation with his daughter Carla Martella and director Sergio Basso.
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Films, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Sergio Basso's The Lucky Star (2014): Italian Short Film
Opening Reception |
A group of diverse artists, all women, were invited to create an artwork about disillusionment, whether personal, global, cultural, political or societal -- addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery – with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion. The artwork that emerged from these varied artists ranges from ‘me too’ narratives, to hurricane reflections, political annotations and historical texts. The media and methods used are varied and eclectic, including welded woven steel, found assemblage, paper collage, sewn materials and ephemeral body casts. Artists: Tomie Arai * Audrey Anastasi * Kabuya Bowens * Annex Burgos * Cybil Charlier Maria Dominguez * Sandra Fernandez * Janet Goldner * Ana Golici * Marina Gutierrez Valerie Hammond * Janet Henry * Robin Holder * Rodriguez Calero * Martha Jackson Jarvis Charlotte Ka * Olivia Beens Lynn Linnemeier * Carla Lobmier * Shervone Neckles Quimetta Perle * Nora Rodriguez-Vallés * Miriam Schaer * Mary Ting * Nitza Tufiño
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond: Group Show
Author Reading |
A reading and Q&A with André Aciman, author of the story of the romantic relationship between Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, and Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student. The New York Times called the book “a love letter…an exceptionally beautiful book.” Now a film, it has been nominated for three Academy Awards. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, André Aciman reads from his book Call Me By Your Name
Talk |
Meet Swarali Karulkar. Originally from Mumbai, India, Karulkar moved to NYC in 2014 to obtain a masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. Trained in Indian classical and folk dance from an early age, she now fuses Indian styles with jazz, modern, and other contemporary American dance traditions. For this third event celebrating the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, Karulkar presents an interactive demonstration of her unique mix of dance and therapy practice, and joins a conversation about the opportunities and challenges of an immigrant artist in our city. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Art to Share: From India to NYC
Opening Reception |
Throughout his career, Emenius has brought his background and Scandinavian perspective to environments that are almost archetypical. Each piece in this show is a unique product of Emenius’ time living and working in Chinatown, a place that at once is both completely foreign to the Swedish artist and somehow familiar in its authenticity and grit. The neighborhood sneaks itself into the scenes of his paintings in the form of Adidas-clad figures carrying plastic shopping bags and bubble tea cups.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, When the Strange Becomes Familiar: Paintings by Andreas Emenius
Opening Reception |
With an invited international group of curators, this show emphasizes the relationship between curator and artist— muse muse, a muse muse, muse amuse, muse muse muse—the alliteration itself is almost inspiring.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, muse muse: Group Show
Author Reading |
A reading on India and caste with prize-winning novelist Neel Mukherjee and Sujatha Gidla, the author of the critically-acclaimed debut memoir Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (FSG, 2017). Mukherjee's latest novel, A State of Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2018) follows the lives of five characters born to different circumstances in India navigating deeply entrenched class and caste divisions. In conversation with Gaiutra Bahadur, the author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Breaking Caste: A Reading
Discussion |
An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This pre-concert discussion will explore the origins of the nursery song tradition in jazz. Please note that tickets to the concert itself must be purchased.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Nursery Song Swing: A Pre-Concert Discussion
Concert |
LiveSOUNDS features free performances by faculty and their guests on Fridays throughout the school year. It presents a cross section of a diverse and creative community of faculty members who are deeply committed to excellence and professionalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Faculty Recital: Edmund Arkus, piano
Gallery Talk |
Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights
Play |
As the rain pours down and the water keeps rising, a mother sits in a flooded basement, weeping. After her son is gunned down by police, Mary, a woman with a cracked past, finds herself paralyzed with grief. So her mother, sister, and daughter try to uplift and help her wade through the water, as she mourns. But when her tears begin to overflow, deep family secrets rise all around them. And once their painful past floats to the top, there's no telling who's going to drown. Written by Donja R. Love Directed by Saheem Ali
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, In the Middle: A Workshop Production
Classical Music |
Led by piano faculty member Tim McCullough and joined by mezzo soprano Lara Nie and violist Ann Roggen, the program shines a spotlight on the music of the English/American composer Rebecca Clarke and features vocal settings of poems by William Shakespeare and William Blake as well as the epic Viola Sonata.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, The Music of Rebecca Clarke
Comedy Club |
Scheduled performers will include guest co-host Alex “The Assassin” DeSuze, comedians Carole Montgomery (Nick @ Nite's Funniest Mom in America), Ayanna Dookie (She Devil Comedy Festival), gypsy vagabond Nicole Bozzuto and a few surprises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Comedy Club |
A weekly standup comedy show.  Featuring comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, College Humor, MTV, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, March 09, 2018, 03/09/2018, Emerald City Laughs
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Theater | Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!

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Musical | High-energy musical with Broadway performers

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