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46 free events take place on Tuesday, March 5 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 March 5 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!

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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Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall tour


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, City Hall tour

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Gallery Talk | Twenty-six: Photographs as Text


Comprised of 26 stoic photographs installed in a seemingly melodic rhythm, Sam Margevicius’s solo exhibition challenges the boundaries of collective versus individual experience in modern daily life. Through repetition, simplicity of composition, and unexpected interruptions, Margevicius asks viewers to slow down and read the images as if they were text. The work presents a myriad of possible narratives, calibrating the intellectual rigor of today’s audience. Through sparse compositional shifts and methodical image placement Margevicius nods toward contemplation versus scrolling, inviting viewers to indulge in an introspective pause. The artist will discuss his work and show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Twenty-six: Photographs as Text

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Resume Help

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and David Hofstra, Bass. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

Film | Oscar Nominated At Eternity's Gate (2018): Van Gogh's Story


A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. 111 min. Director: Julian Schnabel. Starring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac.  For his performance, Dafoe was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Oscar Nominated&nbsp;At Eternity's Gate (2018): Van Gogh's Story

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Concerts, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided. Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a good speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain. Public speaking is seen traditionally as part of the art of persuasion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Public Speaking

Talk | What Is the Role of the Private Sector in Building Resilience Against Climate-Related Disasters?


Chloe Demrovsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Disaster Recovery Institute International, will discuss how the large-scale consequences of a disaster make cooperation between the public and private sectors imperative to success in building resilient communities.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, What Is the Role of the Private Sector in Building Resilience Against Climate-Related Disasters?

Author Reading | Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean


In the early years of World War II, thousands of political refugees traveled from France to Vichy-controlled Martinique in the French Caribbean, en route to what they hoped would be safer shores in North, Central, and South America. While awaiting transfer from the colony, the exiles formed influential ties—with one another and with local black dissidents. Escape from Vichy recounts this flight from the refugees’ perspectives, using novels, unpublished diaries, archives, memoirs, artwork, and other materials to explore the unlikely encounters that fueled an anti-fascist artistic and intellectual movement. Author Eric T. Jennings is Professor of History of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean

Opera | Susanna: First Part Of The Oratorio By Handel


Handel’s oratorio Susanna explores the biblical story of a blameless young woman who stood strong in the truth when faced with threats of sexual violence and false accusations of promiscuity that carried the punishment of the death penalty. Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor. Grammy-nominated interpreters of both early and new music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has changed the realm of 21st-century vocal music, breaking new ground with an artistry described as “blazing with vigour…a choir from heaven” (The Times). The ensemle has been described as “thrilling” (New Yorker), “musically top-notch” (Wall Street Journal), and “simply superb” (New York Times). The Grammy-nominated Trinity Baroque Orchestra made its debut for Trinity Wall Street’s 2009 performances of Messiah, and has since performed and recorded exclusively with the Trinity Choir in master- works of Bach, Handel, and Schütz, including Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Bach’s Passions and more. The Trinity Baroque Orchestra has recorded with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street for the Grammy-nominated Israel in Egypt and J.S. Bach: Complete Motets. Music director Julian Wachner has been variously described as “jazzy, energetic, and ingenious,” (Boston Globe), having “splendor, dignity, outstanding tone combinations, sophisticated chromatic exploration…a rich backdrop, wavering between a glimmer and a tingle...,” (La Scena Musicale) being “a compendium of surprises,” (Washington Post) and as “bold and atmospheric,” while having “an imaginative flair for allusive text setting,” and noted for “the silken complexities of his harmonies” (New York Times). He has made guest appearances with San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Susanna: First Part Of The Oratorio By Handel

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | How To Make Right Connections For Your Business


Learn how to find companies and executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales.
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, How To Make Right Connections For Your Business

Film | Sabrina (1954): Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy Starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart


A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. 113 min. Director: Billy Wilder. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden.  The script was adapted from Samuel A. Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2002. Sabrina won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. It has also five nominations for Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Films, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Sabrina (1954): Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy Starring&nbsp;Audrey Hepburn and&nbsp;Humphrey Bogart

Lecture | African-American Genealogy


From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
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Lectures, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, African-American Genealogy

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, Strauss, Debussy and more


Accomplished soloists and ensembles from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School perform traditional classical repertoire. Program Vivaldi Concerto in B Minor, RV 424 Beethoven Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3 Moszkowski Suite for Two Violins, Op. 71 Bach Flute Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020 Strauss Romanze, TrV 118 De Sarasate Romanza Andaluza from Spanish Dances, Op. 22 Debussy L'isle joyeuse Reservations are required. Please call the box office at 212 501 3330 to secure your seat.
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Concerts, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, Strauss, Debussy and more

Talk | Self-Portraiture as a Pathway to Understanding, Recognizing, and Connecting with the Self


Explore self portraiture as a mirror and documentation of ones evolving identity individually as well as members of diverse cultures and communities. Explore portraiture as a catalogue of ones heritage and bloodline. Explore self portraiture as a provocation of ancestral memory. Speaker Jojo Abot is a Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, literature and performance art, among other mediums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:15 pm
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Talks, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Self-Portraiture as a Pathway to Understanding, Recognizing, and Connecting with the Self

Author Reading | Ukrainian Bishop, American Church: A Spiritual Conflict


Author Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak discusses the consolidation of an independent Ukrainian Catholic Church in America. Her book explores the conflict-ridden road to the establishment of the Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in America, its quest for recognition by the Vatican and the American Catholic Church, and especially its stormy relationship with the Ukrainian society, which may be characterized as a conflict between the church and state in the absence of both.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Ukrainian Bishop, American Church: A Spiritual Conflict

Talk | Person Place Thing: A Live Recording of the Acclaimed Podcast


Charles Branas, chair of the epidemiology department and an expert on gun violence, will be the featured guest for the acclaimed podcast Person Place Thing. Host Randy Cohen, an Emmy Award-winning writer and former New York Times columnist, will interview Branas in front of a live audience about one person, one place, and one thing that have influenced his life and work. A reception will follow the program, which includes a live performance by fiddlers Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel.
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Talks, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Person Place Thing: A Live Recording of the Acclaimed Podcast

Film | Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969): Western Comedy On A Different Kind Of Sheriff 


In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead. 92 min. Director: Burt Kennedy. Starring James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan. The title of the movie was derived from a popular 1960s campaign slogan "Support Your Local Police".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969): Western Comedy On A Different Kind Of Sheriff&nbsp;

Workshop | Learn All About Life Insurance


In this workshop which will be held by Kamran Keypour, you can learn about; How much life insurance do you need What type of life insurance should you buy What are life Insurance options/benefits How to form a good life insurance action plan Kamran J. Keypour is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Foresters Advisory Services since 2017.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Learn All About Life Insurance

Workshop | Meditation At The Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga, meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us, frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness, Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment.
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Opening Reception | 2019 International Krappy Kamera Competition Winners


The annual Krappy Kamera exhibition includes the winners of the 2019 International Competition, exhibits by Soho Photo Gallery artists, and Susan Lirakis' Inner Gardens. The Competition originated in 1998 and is one of the high points of the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, 2019 International Krappy Kamera Competition Winners

Opening Reception | Jubilee City: Roughly Poetic Paintings


"It has now been almost 40 years since Joe Andoe headed east, arriving in New York from his native Tulsa, Oklahoma. He soon won attention for lean, roughly poetic paintings of horses and winding roads. Although he is sometimes thought of 'that horse painter,' a survey of some 20 paintings spanning several decades offers a much-needed reminder of the breadth of his achievements and his startling relevance to the current scene. For starters, he’s an important forerunner of the photo-based realism that has become the default style among younger artists today. Moreover, his work can be read as a form of social critique, with its views of a robust America on the brink of disappearance." -- Deborah Solomon
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Opening Receptions, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Jubilee City: Roughly Poetic Paintings

Author Reading | Reno 911! actor Thomas Lennon discusses his children's book Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles


Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles is the first novel in the debut middle-grade series from Hollywood actor and writer Thomas Lennon with illustrations by John Hendrix. Lennon is best known for playing Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Reno 911! and as the coauthor of the Night at the Museum film series. He has appeared in 38 feature films and numerous television series. He’s written four of IFC’s ’50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time’ and was an original member of the influential sketch comedy group The State. He will be in conversation with Michael Ian Black, a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Black is the bestselling author of several children’s books and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Reno 911! actor Thomas Lennon discusses his children's book Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

Film | The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016): Unlikely Jails


A non-fiction film about prisons found in places we least expect to find them; from front yards to public spaces and even in social rituals of everyday life. 90 min. Directed by Brett Story
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016): Unlikely Jails

Workshop | Facilitate Your Speaking Skills


The purpose of the class is to facilitate speaking skills and to allow people to focus on the process of expressing themselves, more effectively and more creatively. The class would consist of two parts: various vocal exercises: simple movement or stretching, including the use of breathing techniques. focus on individual/creative goals of attendees with a help of meditative, creative visualization.
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Workshop | Learn How To Make Tax-Smart Retirement Plans


The deadline to make contributions for your future retirement is rapidly approaching. This seminar will help you understand the tax impact of the various available options. Sallie Mullins Thompson discusses the tax benefits; which option works best for specific situations, and planning tips for your future retirement savings. Sallie Mullins Thompson Sallie spent 20 years with IBM in New York City and Houston as a marketing representative, system engineer, and project manager. In 1995 she began providing financial services to professionals, families, and small business owners in the areas of accounting; tax return preparation; budgeting/cash flow projections; payroll reporting; income/asset protection, and college/retirement planning.
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Learn How To Make Tax-Smart Retirement Plans

Workshop | Reconceiving Environmental Justice


This five-week course introduces students to the history, concept, and movement of environmental justice. Students will learn about environmental justice from the perspective of race and gender, and study the role of community action in achieving environmental justice. As part of the course, students will identify projects that involve putting environmental justice principles into neighborhood action. The topic of the third week will be Reconceiving Environmental Justice. The Professor: José Gálvez Contreras is a PhD candidate in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of environmental justice and green jobs. He earned two master’s degrees, one in public and urban policy, and one in environmental law and policy, José has extensive experience in small business development, community organizing, and political engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel. The Instructor: Maggie Frey is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, having trained & studied at Loom Yoga Bushwick in 2016-17, and has been teaching at NYPL since 2017. Maggie’s classes prioritize proper alignment and breathing while offering introductory poses accessible to all levels.
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Lecture | Black and White with Red Sauce: Spaghetti alla Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino’s indebtedness to the spaghetti western and its masters, Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Leone in particular, is well-known. Elements of that genre appear in Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015). The American director’s penchant for violence and gratuitous bloodshed has resulted in criticism at home and abroad, but his films have stimulated debate on issues such as racism and the legacy of slavery in the United States. As Tarantino shifts direction from the western frontier to the south and back to the west, he remains true to the ideological origins of the spaghetti western by combining trenchant political commentary with entertainment. Race is a main ingredient in both these “macaroni” films. A lecture by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, Visiting Professor
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Lectures, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Black and White with Red Sauce: Spaghetti alla Tarantino

Author Reading | Fiction Forum: American Spy


Lauren Wilkinson has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a 2013 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow, and has received support from both the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her fiction and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from Granta, The Believer, and The Millions, among other publications. American Spy, her first novel, is a Spring 2019 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick. She grew up in New York and lives on the Lower East Side.
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Author Reading | Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less


Thanks to bestselling author Lisa Lillien, eating healthy, delicious and satisfying foods has never been easier.
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Author Reading | If You're Out There: The End of a Friendship


After Zan’s best friend moves to California, she is baffled and crushed when Priya suddenly ghosts. Worse, Priya’s social media has turned into a stream of ungrammatical posts chronicling a sunny, vapid new life that doesn’t sound like her at all. Everyone tells Zan not to be an idiot: Let Priya do her reinvention thing and move on. But until Zan hears Priya say it, she won’t be able to admit that their friendship is finished. With author Katy Loutzenhiser.  
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, If You're Out There: The End of a Friendship

Author Reading | The Volunteer: a novel by National Book Award Finalist


Salvatore Scibona talks with Joan Acocella about his new novel, The Volunteer, the epic story of a restless young man captured during the Vietnam War and pressed into service for a clandestine branch of the United States government. Salvatore Scibona is the Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the Cullman Center. His novel The End was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His fiction has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and an O. Henry Award, and in 2010 The New Yorker named him one of its "20 Under 40" writers. He completed The Volunteer during his 2016-17 Fellowship at the Cullman Center. Joan Acocella is a staff writer for the New Yorker, where she reviews dance and books. Her own books include Mark Morris; Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism; and, most recently, the essay collection Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints, which won the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Acocella edited the first unexpurgated edition of The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. She worked on her forthcoming biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov during her 2017-18 Fellowship at the Cullman Center.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, The Volunteer: a novel by National Book Award Finalist

Author Reading | They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France


From Charles Glass, the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, comes the astounding story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forces. As far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to "set Europe ablaze." The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training, and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins, and saboteurs they led.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

Poetry Reading | An Evening with 3 Poets


Aan evening of poetry with Charlie Bondus, Rachel Hadas, and Gardner McFall on their new collections,  Divining Bones (Bondus), Poems for Camilla (Hadas), Iphigenia Plays (Hadas) and On The Line (McFall).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, An Evening with 3 Poets

Workshop | Exploring The Great Persuaders Using Shakespeare As The Guide


Language is powerful. Throughout history it has been used to both motivate and persuade for political action. NY Shakespeare Exchange presents a selection of speeches by Black activists and politicians across centuries of American History, alternating with some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches that use persuasive language in similar ways.  The cast will bring to life these speeches with passion, power, and poetry to explore what contemporary Black voices can teach us about Shakespeare's legacy.  The performance will be followed by a town hall conversation with the artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Exploring The Great Persuaders Using Shakespeare As The Guide

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Comedy Club | No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition


New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition

Lecture | Technologies of Seeing: The Problem With the Current Frenzy of People Circulating Visuals


The lecture explores technologies of seeing — images, surveillance, film, categories, terror, and representation — to think about the current frenzy of people circulating visuals as though the materials “speak for themselves." Topics include the Berlin Conference, Kodak’s innovations, imperial uses of anti-slavery, science, lynching, prison, postcards, and the scopic imperatives of colonialism, apartheid, and class war. Gilmore will end by tracing out contradictions that might provisionally ground decolonial practice to enliven consciousness through re-seeing experience. The lecturer, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, is professor of earth and environmental studies, and American studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is also Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Lectures, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Technologies of Seeing: The Problem With the Current Frenzy of People Circulating Visuals

Author Reading | Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco


What can flamenco dance tell us about race and racism in the world wrought by slavery? From 711-1492, parts of the Iberian Peninsula were ruled by a succession of vast Afro-Islamic caliphates—and were simultaneously the epicenter of Christian Europe’s battle to eject these forces. Christian victory came in the same year that Christopher Columbus’s landing in the Americas set in motion a massive and catastrophic shift in global hegemony. Gradually, Spain’s system of “blood purity,” a tool in the battle against Islam, became what we now think of as “race”; Christian evangelization was a weapon of conquest. Author K. Meira Goldberg traces how flamenco’s ostentatious rebelliousness, tumultuous sensuality, quixotic idealism, and fierce soulfulness embody resistance, the lament for what has been lost, and the values and aspirations of those rendered imperceptible by abjection, enslavement, and colonization.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

Talk | Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Olive Kitteridge


Elizabeth Strout is the author of six books of fiction. Her debut, Amy and Isabelle was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and nominated for the PEN/Faulkner. Her next novel, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The following two were both New York Times best sellers, and her most recent novel Anything Is Possible won the 2018 Story Prize and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Talks, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Olive Kitteridge

Screening | Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole


Born in March 1919, Nat King Cole had an especially intriguing career. Starting out as a rhythm and blues performer with a trickster’s manner, Cole crossed over to a white audience with “Straighten Up and Fly Right” in 1943 and then cemented his connection to white America with “The Christmas Song” (1946). See his appearances in several dramatic films as well as segments from The Nat King Cole Show (1956-57), the first series on network television to star an African-American performer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Screenings, March 05, 2019, 03/05/2019, Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole
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Opera | French Opera Based on Famous Fairy Tale

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Broadway | Broadway Show

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