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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 13, 2019?

38 free events take place on Wednesday, March 13 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 13 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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All events, things to do on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Midday Jazz: Broadway Guitarist And Jazz Pianist
free events nyc The Debt (2010): British-American alternate history thriller starring Helen Mirren
free events nyc The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
free events nyc Why Read Hannah Arendt Now: A Philosopher's Importance
free events nyc Leonora Bernardi's Clorilli: Introducing the Renaissance Playwright and Her Pastoral Drama
free events nyc Works By Mozart And Schubert

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 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Film | Dream Wife (1953): Oscar Nominated Romantic Comedy


A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair. 100 min. Director: Sidney Sheldon. Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon.  The costume design by Herschel McCoy and Helen Rose received an Oscar nomination.
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Films, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Dream Wife (1953): Oscar Nominated Romantic Comedy

Film | Smallfoot (2018): Animation Brings Together Yetis And Humanbeings


A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. 96 min. Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig.  Starring Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Danny DeVito.  Smallfoot is based on the unpublished children’s book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos. The movie has grossed $83.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $130.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $214.1 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Smallfoot (2018):&nbsp;Animation Brings Together Yetis And Humanbeings

Author Reading | Making China Modern. From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping


In this talk, Klaus Mühlhahn will discuss his new book, which moves beyond the standard framework of Cold War competition and national resurgence. Mühlhahn situates twenty-first-century China in the nation’s long history of creative adaptation. Telling a story of crisis and recovery, Making China Modern explores the versatility and resourcefulness that matters most to China’s survival, and to its future possibilities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Making China Modern. From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Workshops, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | CANCELLED!! 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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Jazz | Midday Jazz: Broadway Guitarist And Jazz Pianist


Jazz pianist Luiz Simas gives piano recitals in venues, such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the consulate of Poland, the Elebash Theater at the City University of New York, and many others. “His music ...sounds fresh, smart, and witty” – Keyboard Magazine “Luiz Simas has done an outstanding job! His (recording) ..is by far the very best choro release out of Brazil in recent years...superbly performed.” – Luna Kafe Guitarist Wesley Amorim uses a wide range of music genres, from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop, and gospel. He has performed in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Midday Jazz: Broadway Guitarist And Jazz Pianist

Film | The Debt (2010): British-American alternate history thriller starring Helen Mirren


In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. 113 min. Director: John Madden. Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson. The Debt is a remake of the 2007 Israeli movie Ha-Hov. Israeli papers reported that Mirren was "immersing herself" in studies of the Hebrew language, Jewish history and Holocaust writings, including the life of Simon Wiesenthal, while spending time in Israel in 2009 to shoot scenes in the film. "My character is carrying the memory, anger and passion of the Holocaust," she said.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, The Debt (2010): British-American alternate history thriller starring Helen Mirren

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
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Workshop | Figure Drawing Workshop


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure using a variety of materials. Models will strike long and short poses while an artist/educator offers constructive suggestions and critique.
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Author Reading | The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities


Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf discusses his book The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities. In The Copernicus Complex:Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities, Caleb Scharf takes the readers on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. Caleb Scharf is the director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center. He writes for The New Yorker, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, and Nature, among other publications, and has served as a consultant for the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, and The New York Times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Author Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

Conference | Let Me Tell You My Story: Refugee Stories From Across the Globe


Non-profit founder Melissa Dalton-Bradford discusses her work through her nonprofit, Their Story is Our Story. Their Story is Our Story is committed to sharing stories from women across the globe. Over the course of two years, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, recording the refugees’ firsthand accounts of who they are and what made them refugees. Spare, haunting, utterly magnificent, and profoundly human, this inspiring collection creates a portrait of the greatest humanitarian crisis of modern history. From the pregnant mother in the dusty warehouse-turned-refugee-camp in Greece to the emaciated child in a mud-filled tent in Bangladesh to the lone Sudanese crouched under an overpass in Italy—the people inside this remarkable volume of exquisite photography and stories of resilience will teach you that the surest way to draw humans together begins with the words “I want to tell you my story . . .”
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Opening Reception | Dedicated: A Sculptural and Sonic Installation


Dedicated transforms the gallery space into a site-specific sculptural and sonic installation featuring the broken remains of guitars on the floor, Melodies of Certain Damage, connected to the wall-based canvases, Transitions, that double as amplifiers. In a series of adjacent photographs, a female body penetrates and intertwines with walls in the artist Naama Tsabar's studio. The motifs of femininity, gender, disruption, destruction, and reconstruction recur throughout the exhibition.
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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Dedicated: A Sculptural and Sonic Installation

Opening Reception | Illumination, Meditation and Bodhisattvas: Contemporary Expressions


As Buddhism spread throughout Asia in the 10th century, it emerged as a major cultural force in Korea and Tibet. This exhibition celebrates contemporary expressions inspired by the Goryeo Empire (918-1392), a period of great artistic renaissance in both countries. In Korea, calligraphic transcriptions of Buddhist sutras, called Sagyeong, were produced in gold and other precious metals,  presaging the development of silver or gold type wood block printing
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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Illumination, Meditation and Bodhisattvas: Contemporary Expressions

Opening Reception | Looking Back at the Independence Movement of the Republic of Korea: Examining Historical Records


The March 1st Movement in 1919 was a series of demonstrations that took place in Korea to regain its sovereignty from the Japanese occupation since 1910. The movement resulted in the establishment of the Korean Provisional Government. The exhibition examines historical records from the era and artworks that commemorate the Movement.
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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Looking Back at the Independence Movement of the Republic of Korea: Examining Historical Records

Author Reading | Why Read Hannah Arendt Now: A Philosopher's Importance


Professor of Philosophy Richard J. Bernstein, will present his new book on Hannah Arendt, followed by a screening of the documentary film Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt. Johanna "Hannah" Cohn Arendt (/ˈɛərənt, ˈɑːr-/; German: [ˈaːʁənt];[11] Hannah Arendt Bluecher; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was an American philosopher and political theorist. Her many books and articles on topics ranging from totalitarianism to epistemology have had a lasting influence on political theory. Arendt is widely considered one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century. Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany and brought up in a secular merchant Jewish culture by parents who were politically progressive, being supporters of the Social Democrats. Her father died when she was seven, so she was raised by her mother and grandfather. She studied at the University of Marburg under Martin Heidegger, widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20C, who had a lasting influence on her thinking. She obtained her doctorate in philosophy in 1929 at the University of Heidelberg with Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who was one of the most important Existentialists in Germany and had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. In 1933, while researching antisemitic propaganda for the Zionist Federation of Germany, Arendt was imprisoned by the Gestapo. On release, she fled Germany, living in Czechoslovakia and Switzerland before settling in Paris. There she worked for Youth Aliyah, assisting young Jews to emigrate to Palestine. She escaped Europe and made her way to the United States in 1941 via Portugal. She settled in New York, which remained her principal residence for the rest of her life. She became a writer and editor and worked for the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, becoming an American citizen in 1950. With the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1951, her reputation as a thinker and writer was established and a series of seminal works followed.
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Author Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Why Read Hannah Arendt Now: A Philosopher's Importance

Discussion | Corporate Feminism and its Discontents


This roundtable will explore successes and limitations of policies to promote diversity and inclusion as well as successful strategies, roadblocks and backlash in the United States and across Europe. Participants: -- Yasmine Ergas, Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs -- Melissa Fisher, The Laurits Andersen Professorship with Special Responsibilities in Business and Organizational Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen -- Kathy Phillips, Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character & Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
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Workshop | Learn how to tell stories that sell you


People who might hire you and people whose support you want need to know that you can do the job, whatever it is. The easiest way for them to know you can do the job is to tell them about when you did the job before and the best way to tell them that is to tell them a story. Career coach Win Sheffield, will give a lecture on how to pick and deliver stories that will convey the message of your value in a compelling way, so you will be asked to the next interview. Topics covered will include: * Identify good stories to tell: What Hollywood can teach us about telling our story * Isolate the messages you want to deliver * Learn techniques to deliver your message with clarity and purpose
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Slide Lecture | Photographer Talk: Around Haiti


In 1993, photographer Tequila Minsky went on a human rights fact-finding trip to Haiti. This began a life-changing journey and love of the country and its people that has lasted 26 years. Her images include political unrest, women's health, economic issues and music festivals. Traveling the country, she provided full photographic reportage on a variety of subjects, and was in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake of 2010 struck. Her photos, published in The New York Times and elsewhere, were some of the first of the disaster. This presentation will be a glimpse into her journey with Haiti.
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Slide Lectures, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Photographer Talk: Around Haiti

Author Reading | Mars: Twisted Universes


The launch of Asja Bakić's collection of stories, including a discussion with the author and the work's translator, Jennifer Zoble. Mars showcases a series of twisted universes where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, this debut collection from the Balkans explores twenty-first-century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.
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Gallery Talk | Alice Neel: Freedom: Exhibition Walkthrough


Curator and writer Helen Molesworth hosts for a guided walkthrough of the exhibition. Molesworth will explore how Neel resolutely challenged traditional perceptions of sexuality, motherhood, and beauty through her portrayal of the nude figure, and will discuss how Neel’s work defied the historical conventions of figurative portraiture, the nude, and what it meant—or means—to “paint as a woman.”
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Gallery Talks, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Alice Neel: Freedom: Exhibition Walkthrough

Author Reading | The Book of Extraordinary Deaths


Beginning with the unusual death of Draco in the seventh century BC and traveling chronologically to the present day, The Book of Extraordinary Deaths illustrates dozens of ill-fated ends. Cecilia Ruiz's captivating illustrations are coupled with witty descriptions, making the lives of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history rich with meaning even in death.  Writer and illustrator Cecilia Ruiz will be joined in conversation by Tobias Carroll, author of the books Reel and Transitory. Tobias Carroll is the managing editor for Vol.1 Brooklyn and writes the Watchlist column for Words Without Borders. 
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Author Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, The Book of Extraordinary Deaths

Author Reading | The DNA of You and Me: A Novel of Modern Women


A sharp, relevant novel that speaks to the ambitions and desires of modern women and explores the evergreen question of career versus family, the irrational sensibility of love, whether one can be a loner without a diagnostic label. Author Andrea Rothman was a researcher at Rockefeller University.
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Author Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, The DNA of You and Me: A Novel of Modern Women

Performance | Leonora Bernardi's Clorilli: Introducing the Renaissance Playwright and Her Pastoral Drama


Rediscovered in 2010, this late Renaissance play was written by the multi-talented singer, musician, and poet Leonora Bernardi Belatti of Lucca (1559-1616), famous in her day but now almost entirely forgotten. Clorilli offers a fresh and witty take on the courtly genre of pastoral drama, made fashionable by Torquato Tasso’s Aminta (1573). Evidence suggests that it was first performed at one of the Medici family's Florentine villas in the early 1590s. In May, 2018, Clorilli was given its first public performance in over 400 years, in the gardens of Villa La Pietra in Florence. This presentation will include videotaped excerpts of that same performance (edited by Domenico Cannalire, 15 min.), a short documentary film about the production (made by Gabriel Goh, 20 min.), and the live performance of selected scenes, performed by the La Pietra Players. In English, featuring the translation by Anna Wainwright, as abridged by Eric Nicholson.
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6:30 pm
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Performances, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Leonora Bernardi's Clorilli: Introducing the Renaissance Playwright and Her Pastoral Drama

Reading | National Book Critics Circle Awards Reading 2019


Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Finalists will read from their work. 
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Discussion | Representation in Art: What Does It Mean?


Each season since 2012, artists and writers across disciplines have gathered for a year-long series devoted to unpacking artistic and cultural terms as their meaning shifts--and may become more resonant or ambiguous--over time. This year, the series will revolve around "representation," particularly as the term at once conjures critical strategies in art from previous decades; the necessity of diverse publics; and, against the backdrop of precarious governing institutions, recent impulses toward non-representative social structures on both ends of the political spectrum. This will feature presentations by artist and author Keren Cytter, professor of philosophy Lydia Goehr, and composer and visual artist Marina Rosenfeld.
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Discussion | Sanctuary Law: Can Religious Liberty Protect Immigrants?


This program will comprise a panel discussion with a diverse group of experts considering the role of religion in the immigrants’ rights movements of the 1980s and today. In an era in which the idea of “religious liberty” has largely been co-opted by the Christian Right to signify protections for conservative beliefs about sex, marriage, and reproduction, what does “religious liberty” mean for undocumented people and immigration activists of faith? (How) should the law accommodate the religious belief that families and communities should not be torn apart by deportation, or that individuals have a right to migrate? Moreover, what effect will arguing for these rights in religious terms have on LGBTQ+ immigrants or immigrants who need reproductive health care?
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Discussion | The Privacy Paradox


Privacy is a primary concern for citizens today. Yet many of us willingly share vast quantities of personal information with private companies and on social media platforms even though they offer few safeguards. Cloud technology, for example, enables the storage of vast quantities of information – personal files, tax returns, family pictures, – while social media encourages us to express our personal choices and leanings, be it political, social, or sexual. This data has become an essential part of the business model of major digital companies, which use or sell this information to target audiences and tailor products. While we know this information is being harvested and at risk of being hacked, millions among us continue to trust “the cloud” with our personal information. We behave as if convenience trumped privacy. What are the dangers of such inconsistent, paradoxical behavior? What should be done to protect citizens’ right to privacy? Bernard E. Harcourt, professor, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University, and Asma Mhalla, Lecturer in Digital Economy at Sciences Po, Paris, will dissect the topic of privacy in the digital age. Moderated by Ben Wizner.
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Discussion | What Can Be Done About Inequality?


The trend of rising inequality in our country shows no end in sight. What can be done to reverse extreme inequality in the United States? What is possible in this age of tax cuts for the wealthy? Would putting a cap on earnings be an effective and practical solution? Two experts with new books bring fresh ideas to the topic: Chuck Collins, author of Is Inequality in America Irreversible? and Sam Pizzigati, author of The Case for a Maximum Wage. They join a discussion with Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology and director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
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Author Reading | Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence


Darius Bost's book is a cultural history of black gay artistic and activist movements during the early era of AIDS, focusing on Washington, D.C. and New York City.
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Poetry Reading | Magical Negro: Poems as Living Documents


The poems in Magical Negro create a space of witness, of airing grievances, of pointing out patterns. In these poems are living documents, pleas, latent traumas, inside jokes, and unspoken anxieties situated as firmly in the past as in the present―timeless black melancholies and triumphs. With author Morgan Parker.
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Author Reading | The Wall: Keep Out


Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and attack constantly. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. With author John Lanchester.
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Talk | After Rikers: Justice by Design


In January 2018, New York City launched a major planning and design study to close Rikers Island, to be replaced by a network of smaller, modern borough-based jails. It is considered one of the most important projects in the city's history. This is a presentation by Elizabeth Glazer, Director, New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, who will give an update on the city's progress towards realizing this borough-based jail system. Following the update, Open House New York will present the public premiere of After Rikers: Justice By Design, a short film produced by Public Square Media that explores the vision for community-based jails proposed as part of the city's efforts to reform the criminal justice system and significantly reduce incarceration. A panel discussion will follow with Elizabeth Glazer; Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President, The Fortune Society; Pamela Drayton, former Rikers Island Correction Officer, mother of a previously incarcerated son, and current Director of Public Safety and Facilities at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; and DeAnna Hoskins, President, JustLeadershipUSA; moderated by Matthew Watkins, Senior Writer/Host of the New Thinking podcast for the Center of Court Innovation.
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Talks, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, After Rikers: Justice by Design

Poetry Reading | Binomio: A Dialogue Between 2 Poets


Spanish poet Esther Ramón and Chilean narrator Lina Meruane have been friends for more than twenty years. For the first time they are featured together: they will read their work, talk about their creative processes, about their visions of prose and poetry and the relationships between both genres and other artistic forms. Esther Ramón (Madrid, 1970) is a poet, critic, and professor of creative writing and comparative literature at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has published the poetry collections Tundra (Igitur, 2002), Reses (Trea, Critical Eye Award 2008), Grisú (Trea, 2009), Sales (Amargord, 2011), and en flecha (Ediciones La Palma, 2017). Selections of her work have been included in many anthologies. Born in Santiago, Chile, Lina Meruane is of Palestinian and Italian descent. She started writing as a storyteller and cultural journalist. In 1997 she received a writing grant from the National Fund for Cultural Development and the Arts (FONDART) to finish her first book of stories. The following year she published Las infantas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Binomio: A Dialogue Between 2 Poets

Poetry Reading | The Poets of Four Way Books


An evening of poetry presented by Four Way Books as Mark Conway, Sam Ross, Nick Flynn, and Marie Howe read from their collections of poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, The Poets of Four Way Books

Classical Music | Works By Mozart And Schubert


Friends of Mozart presents the Claring Chamber Players who perform two rarely heard works by Schubert alongside one of Mozart’s string quintets, one of a group of late works that represents the composer’s towering achievement in the classical style. Franz Schubert String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471 Franz Schubert String Quartet in C minor, D. 703 (Quartettsatz) W.A. Mozart String Quintet in C major, K. 515 Performers Claring Chamber Players Mayuki Fukufara, violin Mitsuru Tsubota, violin Karen Dekker, viola Theresa Salomon, viola Lindy Clarke, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, March 13, 2019, 03/13/2019, Works By Mozart And Schubert
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Classical Music | Chamber Music by Dvorak and More

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Musical | Film Noir Musical

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