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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 26, 2018?

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 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! 42 free events take place on March 26 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out March 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 March . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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42 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on March 26, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Choral Concert
free events nyc Historians on Hamilton
free events nyc Brentano Quartet performs works by Brahms, Haydn
free events nyc Piano Works by Chopin, Bernstein, Gershwin, Bolcom
free events nyc Is Extreme Inequality Inevitable?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the 99 Percent
free events nyc Women Poets of the Village: A Candlelight Reading
free events nyc Lamont Hawkins, U-God from the Wu-Tang Clan, launches his memoir Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang
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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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City Walks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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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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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Master Class |


Featuring trombonist Abbie Conant, this master class provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist, as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.  This masterclass is presented in connection with Conant's performance of Aletheia, a multimedia musical theater performance on March 27.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Abbie Conant, Award-Winning Trombonist

Film |


Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Hammer Time

Author Reading |


Poet and critic Lev Oborin will reflect on new developments in Russian literature, including the pheonomenon of literary prizes, with a particular emphasis on poetry and a range of writers from beginning poets in their twenties to established writers of the older generation.
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Author Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Lev Oborin reads from his book The Tornado Behind the Forest

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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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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Concert |


Take a 30-minute break for your soul. Organist: Mark Pacoe, Director of Music, St. John Nepomucene and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Lunchtime Organ Recital

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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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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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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
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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Lecture |


Open government initiatives, which include not only transparency but also participation and collaboration efforts, have gained momentum worldwide. These initiatives coalesce in the multinational initiative known as the Open Government Partnership. But what is the state of OGP initiatives today? What has OGP accomplished thus far? Speaker Suzanne J. Piotrowski is Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, The Power of Open Government

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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Workshops, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music |


Program: Bach: Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164 Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45 Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Megan Chartrand, Sarah Brailey, Melissa Attebury, Clifton Massey, David Vanderwal, Brian Giebler, Paul An, Edmund Milly, and Thomas McCargar; Julian Wachner, conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Bach at One Concert

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Program: G.F. Palestrina Exultate Deo Morten Lauridsen Se Per Havervi, Oime Johannes Brahms Fragen David Childs O Vos Omnes Jake Runsted Let My Love Be Heard With: Gresham High School Concert Choir (Gresham, OR)
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Choral 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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Park Walks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, 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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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, 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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Tours, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

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Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado. Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Delmer Daves's The Badlanders (1958): 2 Ex-Cons

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Joe Germuska, aka “Chief Nerd” at Northwestern’s Knight Lab, hosts a hands-on workshop that wrestles with the systems behind the news. Container ships and computer systems have revolutionized the business of stuff from large (Amazon, Walmart) to small (Etsy, Adafruit) by reimagining the jobs to be done and dividing the work in new ways. In this workshop, he'll map the idea of “supply chain management” onto journalism and look for ways to think differently about systems for collecting, understanding, and distributing information.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Talks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Rethinking the Supply Chain for News

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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 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Concert |


Onadek Winan, Soprano  4:00PM Angela Kim, Violin  6:00PM Nathan Ben-Yehuda, Piano  8:00PM
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Student Recitals

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A conversation with artist Anna Bella Geiger, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Anna Bella Geiger: Here is the Center. Geiger will discuss her work with scholar Claudia Calirman and curator Olivia Casa.
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6:00 pm
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Talks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Artist Talk: Anna Bella Geiger

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With the persistence of climate change, people across the world are experimenting with different adaptive methods to combat the harmful impact of these changes on the ground. At a time when doomsday narratives dominate the current climate conversation, adaptation plays an increasingly vital role for both its possible practical applications and as a hopeful reminder of our resilience as a species. Alizé Carrère, a cultural ecologist and National Geographic Explorer, will share her experiences from the field looking at remarkable examples of human adaptation. She has been documenting case studies in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, India, Norway, and the United States to reveal human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Collectively, the story they tell is far grander than the sum of its parts: it is one that reminds us that adaptation is one of our more important traits that has allowed our continued survival on earth.  
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Talks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Adapt & Thrive: Creatively Living in a Climate Changed World

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A discussion with DiNapoli, State Comptroller since 2007, on his efforts as trustee of America’s third-largest state pension fund to shape corporate policies and practices on environmental, social and governance issues and achieve strong returns for the Fund. In his tenure as State Comptroller, the New York State Pension Fund has been one of the most active in the U.S. in promoting sustainable business practices among its portfolio companies on a wide range of issues, including climate change, board diversity, LGBT rights and political spending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State's Comptroller

Poetry Reading |


Alessandro Lutman is able to bring to life his intense inner experiences through a refined approach to the linguistic intstrument. Exploiting the great potential of free verse, playing with synonymy, pause and suspension, with calibrated and unpersistent assonances, the young poet (b. 1995) surprises the reader by inviting him to share his own passions, his unresolved suffering, and his apprehension, without ever indulging with sentimentalism. In English and Italian with English titles. With intermezzos performed by pianist Simona Premazzi.
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Poetry Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Alessandro Lutman reads from his book Autumn Poetry

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So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Restrictions apply.  Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Brittney Cooper discusses her book Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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In this presentation, Noenoe K. Silva (University of Hawai’i, Mānoa) will speak on aloha ʻāina as kinship and foundation for Kanaka ontology, and how this is expressed in published writing by Joseph Kanepuu (1824-ca 1886) and Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe (1854-1913).  
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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Noenoe K. Silva discusses her book The Power of the Steel-tipped Pen: Reconstructing Native Hawaiian Intellectual History

Concert |


A monthly series where they introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/ lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists.
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Broadway's Future: Ben Roseberry and Chip Klose

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Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. 92 min.
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Films, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955): Duplicitous Stepdad

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A talk with Franko Dota, historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Croatia.
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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Decadents and Saboteurs: Homosexuals on Trial in Post-War Socialist Yugoslavia

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Seven years after the Arab uprisings seemingly shook the Arab nation-state order that was left behind in the wake of the end of formal British and French imperial presence in the region, the content and the form of that order has been both entrenched and reconfigured. In view of this, this talk asks two interrelated questions that pertain to an understanding of these realities as they have come to impact Arab societies: first, what would a sociology of colonial critique as emanating from the Arab world entail today, and what would its relevance be to an understanding of the changed colonial and neocolonial realities of the region? Second, what would such a critique provide by way of a contemporary sociology of the Arab world and the Global South more broadly? Speaker Anaheed Al-Hardan is the Arcapita Visiting Professor of Arab Studies at the Middle East Institute and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut.
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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, On South-South Circulations: Histories and Possibilities in the Arab World

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Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. 111 min.
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Films, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Stephen Frears's Victoria and Abdul (2017): The Queen's New Friend

Poetry Reading |


In 1924, a group of theater artists and the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay commissioned the conversion of a West Village box factory into the Cherry Lane Playhouse, home to some of the most groundbreaking moments of theater. It is from this stage that we'll gather by candlelight to celebrate the trailblazing women poets of the village including Millay, Emma Lazarus, Audre Lorde, Marianne Moore, Sonia Sanchez, Lola Ridge, and many others.  The incredible New York poets Stephanie Berger, April Bernard, Elaine Equi, Angelina Fiordellisi, Diana Goetsch, Marie Howe, Deborah Landau, Elizabeth Macklin, Terese Svoboda, and Kathleen Widdoes will offer up readings to uplift these women and change how we see the world around us. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Poetry Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Women Poets of the Village: A Candlelight Reading

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Michael Massing seeks to restore Erasmus to his proper place in the Western tradition. The conflict between him and Luther, he argues, forms a fault line in Western thinking—the moment when two enduring schools of thought, Christian humanism and evangelical Christianity, took shape. A seasoned journalist who has reported from many countries, Massing here travels back to the early sixteenth century to recover a long-neglected chapter of Western intellectual life, in which the introduction of new ways of reading the Bible set loose social and cultural forces that helped shatter the millennial unity of Christendom and whose echoes can still be heard today.
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Author Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Michael Massing discusses his book Fatal Discord

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In many people’s minds, archaeology is about the search for kings and queens, for treasure and luxuries. It seems as if archaeologists are on the side of rulers, at the expense of the everyday farmer and laborer. And so archaeological theories about social complexity are interpreted to say that human societies are on an implacable universal road toward exaggerated inequality: extreme inequality is inevitable. But is this true? Or can archaeologists illuminate places and times when society did not spiral into ever-widening inequality?
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Lectures, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Is Extreme Inequality Inevitable?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the 99 Percent

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Susan Herman returns for an intriguing discussion of current events, the ACLU's work, and her undergraduate experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, State of Affairs: A Talk with Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union

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Stephanie Elizondo Griest relays her experience of going home to South Texas to discover the steel wall that now divides her ancestral land, then finds a similar situation on the New York/Canada border. She weaves these stories together into a meditation on the existential impact of international borderlines and the people who live there.
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Author Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Stephanie Elizondo Griest discusses her book All the Agents and Saints

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An unmissable chance to see Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, founding member of the iconic hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, in conversation with Sacha Jenkins, creative director of Mass Appeal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Lamont Hawkins, U-God from the Wu-Tang Clan, launches his memoir Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Discussion |


In February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton debuted to critical acclaim and became an instant hit. But just how historically accurate is it? Does Miranda’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers offer a bold and positive vision for our nation’s future, or does it misrepresent the past? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim? This is a special performance and a night of lively discussion with editors Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano, contributors Brian Eugenio Herrera, Jim Cullen, Elizabeth Wollman, Lyra Monteiro, and William Hogeland, moderated by Professor of Art History and Lafayette biographer Laura Auricchio.
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Historians on Hamilton

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Program: Haydn String Quartet in B Minor, op. 64, no. 2 ("Tost") Stephen Hartke The Fifth Book (New York Premiere) Brahms String Quartet in C Minor, op. 51, no.1   With: Mark Steinberg, violin / Serena Canin, violin / Misha Amory, viola / Nina Lee, cello The Brentano Quartet is everywhere in demand for its “spellbinding” performances (London Independent). The foursome’s “luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism” (New York Times) captivates audiences around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Brentano Quartet performs works by Brahms, Haydn

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Program: Zez Confrey (1896-1971) Kitten on the Keys; Dizzy Fingers Frederic Chopin (1810-49) Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) Non Troppo Presto; Selections from unpublished collection George Gershwin (1898-1937) Rhapsody in Blue William Bolcom (b. 1938) Knockout Rag (2008) Jared Miller (b. 1988) Triptych (2016) William Bolcom Serpent’s Kiss Leann Osterkamp, piano
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Piano Works by Chopin, Bernstein, Gershwin, Bolcom

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: HUI Dance House, Linda Austin, Huiwang and I-Ling/Wantheatre
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Dance Performances, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, 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.
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Concerts, March 26, 2018, 03/26/2018, Singers Space
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