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33 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

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free events nyc Bach at One Concert
free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Renaissance: An Interactive Concert with the New York Philharmonic
free events nyc Nevertheless, She's Persisted: The Third Annual Lillian Wald Symposium:
free events nyc Sculptures in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood
free events nyc John Edgar Wideman discusses his book American Histories
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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 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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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9:45 am
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Tours, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Film |
Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close. In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Gilles Paquet-Brenner's Crooked House (2017): Agatha Christie Mystery
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 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Concert |
Take a 30-minute break for your soul. Organist: Jason Roberts, Associate Organist, St. Bartholomew’s Church
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Lunchtime Organ Recital
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Film |
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens. A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support. 101 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Tony Richardson's A Taste of Honey (1961): Pregnant Teen on Her Own
Classical Music |
Program: Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21 Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Madeline Healey, Luthien Brackett, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Jesse Blumberg, Jonathan Woody, and Thomas McCargar; Julian Wachner, conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Bach at One Concert
Park Walk |
Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer.Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Heart of the Park Tour
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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 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Harlem Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Film |
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Peter Whitney. A fast Mexican-American gunman kills a few notorious gunfighters and is hired to replace Mesa's dead sheriff but a crooked saloon-keeper wants him on his payroll or out-of-the-way. 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Harry Horner's Man from Del Rio (1956): Sheriff Gunslinger
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 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Lecture |
Heather Clark’s biography of Sylvia Plath will be published by Knopf in 2019. In her talk, she will give a brief overview of the role Plath biographies have played in pathologizing their subject, and argue that their illness-centered narratives have diminished Plath’s intellectual and creative legacy. She will also discuss the challenges she has faced writing about this iconic poet and novelist, and the wealth of new material she has drawn upon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, P(l)athography: Sylvia Plath and Her Biographers
Concert |
Wei-Lin Chang, Piano  4:00PM Endea Owens, Jazz Bass  6:00PM Xingyu Li, Violin  6:00PM Xu Cheng, Piano  8:00PM Brendan Rooney, Countertenor  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Student Recitals
Lecture |
A lecture by Professor Aimee Cox. Reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:10 pm
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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, 'We Have Always Been Here': Black Feminism and Anthropology
Author Reading |
For the last 2,500 years literature has been attacked, booed, and condemned, often for the wrong reasons and occasionally for very good ones. The Hatred of Literature examines the evolving idea of literature as seen through the eyes of its adversaries: philosophers, theologians, scientists, pedagogues, and even leaders of modern liberal democracies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Readings, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, William Marx discusses his book The Hatred of Literature
Symposium |
A fun, fabulous evening illuminating the life and legacy of Lillian D. Wald, founder of Henry Street Settlement. Featuring Blanche Wiesen Cook, Clare Coss, Marjorie N. Feld, and Damaris Reyes. Tony-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant will read from Lillian Wald at Home on Henry Street. Moderated by Nina Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Symposiums, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Nevertheless, She's Persisted: The Third Annual Lillian Wald Symposium:
Lecture |
How does cooperation emerge in complex, diverse societies? Or rather, how do residents of diverse communities work together, despite the obstacles posed by racial/ethnic differences between them? To tackle these questions, Maria Abascal examines collective action across New York City neighborhoods that vary in terms of racial/ethnic and immigrant composition, socioeconomic resources, and residential stability. Maria Abascal is an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Cooperation in Diverse Communities: Understanding Collective Action in NYC Neighborhoods
Lecture |
In this lecture, honoring the advancement of women in science, Karen Barad investigates how the keys to quantum theory, namely the indeterminacy of time-being, can be used to unlock our understanding of social phenomena, such as colonialism, capitalism, militarism, racism, nationalism, and environmental destruction. How are such scourges of society entangled with nuclear and particle physics research? Barad takes up quantum physics’ immanent deconstructive dynamics, considers ways in which quantum physics troubles modernist conceptions of time, and asks whether quantum temporalities might offer radical new ways for cohabiting our planet more justly. Karen Barad is professor of feminist studies, philosophy, and history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Undoing the Future: Troubling Time/s, and Ecologies of Nothingness
Screening |
Works from the Library's 16mm film collection will accompany special guests in a celebration and discussion of African-American ballet dancers.
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Making Space: African-Americans in Ballet
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Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren. An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death. 89 min.
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6:00 pm
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Films, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey (1999): Revenge Drama
Author Reading |
In most post-conflict countries nongovernmental organizations are everywhere, but their presence is misunderstood. In The NGO Game, Patrice McMahon investigates the unintended outcomes of what she calls the NGO boom in Bosnia and Kosovo. Using her years of fieldwork and interviews, McMahon argues that when international actors try to rebuild and reconstruct post-conflict countries, they often rely on and look to NGOs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Author Readings, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Patrice McMahon discusses her book The NGO Game: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond
Talk |
A presentation by local historian Jim Mackin, well-known for his NYC walking tours, will talk about the sculptures that grace the Upper West Side’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, sharing stories about the artists and their models and explaining the history that surrounds each work. He also promises to include some "surprises".
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Sculptures in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood
Discussion |
New York Public Library President Anthony Marx brings together criminal-justice-reform advocates from the right and left to discuss the complex of issues that our nation confronts when it comes to incarceration, particularly those faced by American youth.  FEATURING: - Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet, NAACP Image Award–winning memoirist, and lawyer - Pat Nolan, Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, The Path Forward: Incarcerated America
Author Reading |
Described as "(striding) into the gap between fiction and nonfiction as a means of disclosing hard, painful, and necessary truths," National Book Award finalist John Edgar Wideman's American Histories challenges the boundaries of traditional forms, and delivers unforgettable, immersive narratives that touch the very core of what it means to be alive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, John Edgar Wideman discusses his book American Histories
Lecture |
Mischa Kuball’s “public preposition” is a group of works, interventions, projects, and performances made over a period of several decades. What they have in common is that they appeal to a public sphere and implicitly question in what locations and under what circumstances what we mean by “public” is constituted and how it should be understood. Many of these interventions and projects were temporary in nature and only exist in photo documentation form. Mischa Kuball has been working in the public and institutional sphere since 1977. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural spaces as well as social and political discourses and reflects on a whole variety of aspects from sociocultural structures to architectural interventions as well as emphasizing or reinterpreting their monumental nature and context in architectural history. Public and private space merge into an indistinguishable whole in politically motivated participation projects, providing a platform for communication between the audience, the artist, the work itself and public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Lectures, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Making Things Very Public: Artist Mischa Kuball
Staged Reading |
Henry studies dead languages. Rachel studies living languages. And Rajiv is the artist who lives with them both in a squat in Berlin, enmeshed in a post-collegiate tangle of friendship, love, and sex. 10 years later, Henry is gone, and the long engagement of Rajiv and Rachel is fraying. In the course of one day and over a series of competing memories, the characters must wrestle with the past and chart the future in a language they still have to create. Written by David Zellnick (pictured). Directed by Pam Berlin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, The Letters: Love in Any Language
Concert |
Kaleidoscope, the Teaching Artist Ensemble of the New York Philharmonic, presents an interactive concert to demonstrate the Philharmonic’s approach to education and how participation deepens the musical experience. These professionals, who combine expertise in performance and engagement to kindle a love of music in students of all ages, examine themes explored in this season’s Young People’s Concerts for Schools, An African-American Legacy: The Harlem Renaissance, to show how listeners of all ages can respond to great works in their own ways.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Renaissance: An Interactive Concert with the New York Philharmonic
Dance Performance |
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Erick Monets/Danceable Project , Tori Lawrence, LICO Dance
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Experiments in Dance
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
$5
Concerts, March 19, 2018, 03/19/2018, Singers Space
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