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58 free events take place on Thursday, March 12 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 12 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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Discussion | Ideas in Action: Reflections on Sharing


Knowledge is a shared asset--a type of intellectual commons. How can we build our capacity to effectively exchange not only information, but ideas and insights across digital and analog spaces? In this discussion, MFA Design for Social Innovation designer-in-residence Sloan Leo and CEO of Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher will address these questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Ideas in Action: Reflections on Sharing

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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10:00 am
Free
Tours, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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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Workshop | Tax Assistance and Preparation


Be prepared to stay until your taxes are completed. Bring the following: Government Issued Photo ID Social Security Cards for you and all dependents All Income-related items All Deduction related items Form 1095-A Arrive early! Doors open at 10 AM. AARP Tax-AIDE closes the intake line once capacity has been reached for the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Tax Assistance and Preparation

Film | Hard to Handle (1933): Comedy With James Cagney


James Cagney as a quick-talking promoter who backs a dance marathon. 78 min. Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Starring James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins.
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Films, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Hard to Handle (1933): Comedy With&nbsp;James Cagney

Talk | CANCELLED***ZZZs and Disease: Sleep and Health***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** With Allan I. Pack, John Miclot Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine/Department of Medicine, Translational Research Laboratories, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and Charles Branas, PhD, Gelman Endowed Professor, Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health. Lunch will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***ZZZs and Disease: Sleep and Health***CANCELLED

Film | Bright Leaf (1950): A Plan To Mass Produce Cigarettes


In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes. 110 min. Director: Michael Curtiz. Starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal.  The title comes from the type of tobacco grown in North Carolina after the American Civil War.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Bright Leaf (1950): A Plan To Mass Produce Cigarettes

Lecture | Blue-Water Horizon: One Thousand Years of the Sino-Southeast Asian Embrace


This presentation takes a macro-historical look at how diasporas, trade, and networks developed in the “adolescence” of Sino-Southeast Asian contact, in the time-period roughly covered by the thousand years between 600 and 1600 CE. We know very little about the “infancy” of these dealings, in the years before the T’ang. But by that dynasty, patterns of contact slowly began to develop on a more systemic basis, particularly with some of the coastal landscapes of Monsoon Asia, into and including the Indian Ocean. This talk examines the growth and eventual flourishing of these interactions, especially through the power of commercial networks focused on certain specific commodities, and try to situate them in the larger milieu of what is often called the maritime silk road. By focusing on export ceramics heading south, and marine biota heading north, we can learn much about how networks actually worked on the oceanic pathways of Asia. Southeast Asia was the pivot between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean: two vast “blue-water horizons”. Speaker Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Blue-Water Horizon: One Thousand Years of the Sino-Southeast Asian Embrace

Author Reading | CANCELLED***A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Maxim D. Shrayer's new book of fiction explores the lives of immigrants from Russia and the former USSR. A Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, Shrayer is the winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas***CANCELLED

Discussion | CANCELLED***Enriching STEM: Creating Equity in and Beyond the Lab***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** The Futures Initiative and IRADAC discuss ways that public science initiatives, such as BraiNY and Biobus, can improve equity in STEM.
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Discussions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***Enriching STEM: Creating Equity in and Beyond the Lab***CANCELLED

Author Reading | Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs


There is growing alarm over how drugs empower terrorists, insurgents, militias, and gangs. But by looking back not just years and decades but centuries, Peter Andreas reveals that the drugs-conflict nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been its biggest beneficiaries.
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12:10 pm
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Author Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs

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 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Classical Music | Gregorian Chants Of Middle Ages


Alex Blachly, director. Not Chromatic/Way Chromatic presents some of the highlights of the Gregorian chant repertoire as it is preserved in German sources of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as three amazing chromatic motets by Jacobus Handl, Hans Leo Hassler, and Heinrich Schutz. Pomerium which performs music composed for the famed chapel choirs of the Renaissance, derives its name from the title of a treatise by the 14th-century music theorist Marchettus of Padua. In the introduction, Marchettus explains that his Pomerium (literally, "garden") contains the fruits and flowers of the art of music. Widely known for its interpretations of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Palestrina, Lassus, and Gesualdo, the modern Pomerium is currently recording a series of compact discs of the masterpieces of Renaissance a cappella choral music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Gregorian Chants Of Middle Ages

Master Class | CANCELLED***Piano Master Class By Former Director Of Royal Irish Academy of Music***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** John O'Conor (Royal Irish Academy of Music). Irish pianist John O'Conor has given recitals in many of the world's most famous halls including New York's Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Wigmore Hall and South Bank Centre in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Dvorak Hall in Prague and the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***Piano Master Class By Former Director Of Royal Irish Academy of Music***CANCELLED

Film | Crawl (2019): She Has To Fight For Her Life Against Alligators


A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. 87 min. Director: Alexandre Aja. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark. Crawl grossed $39 million in the United States and Canada, and $51.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $90.3 million, against a production budget of $13.5 million.
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Films, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Crawl (2019): She Has To Fight For Her Life Against Alligators

Film | William Wyler's Detective Story (1951): Four Time Oscar Nominated Film-Noir With Kirk Douglas And Eleanor Parker


On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. 103 min. Director: William Wyler. Starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix. Detective Story was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Academy Award for Best Director for Wyler, Best Actress for Parker, and Best Supporting Actress for Grant.
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Films, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, William Wyler's Detective Story (1951): Four Time Oscar Nominated Film-Noir With Kirk Douglas And Eleanor Parker

Staged Reading | Hello, World: Competing to Change the World


In a coding competition, two teams of teenage girls need to create an app that changes the world for the better - but who decides which app and cause is most worthy? Written by Margot Connolly.
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Staged Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Hello, World: Competing to Change the World

Film | Judy (2019): Biographical Drama About Garland


Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. 118 min. Director: Rupert Goold. Starring Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Grey Matter


How does one quantify or describe the experience of nonrepresentational, nonfigurative photography consisting only of gradient forms and geometric patterns — the kind of abstraction afforded traditionally to painters and sculptors? Betsy Kenyon’s ongoing exploration of both traditional and invented darkroom techniques engenders the experience of form itself. The work plays with dimension, depth, and perspective, and suggests values of minimalism and psychedelia, free of literal subject matter, narrative, or statement.
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Gallery Talks, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Artist Talk: Grey Matter

Lecture | Ecumenical Liberalism and Civil Rights in Cold War Chicago


A talk by Ian Rocksborough-Smith, University of the Fraser Valley.  
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Lectures, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Ecumenical Liberalism and Civil Rights in Cold War Chicago

Lesson | Researching Census Records


Census records are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of the U.S. federal census, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Researching Census Records

Lecture | CANCELLED***Translanguaging in the City Library***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** This talk explores the information desk of a city library as a site for language learning. Using a linguistic ethnographic approach, the interactions between a customer experience and information assistant and the many library users who approach her information desk were analysed. Findings are that, in addition to providing information about library resources, information desks are sites at which bits and pieces of different languages are taught and learned. Speaker Angela Creese is Professor of Linguistic Ethnography in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***Translanguaging in the City Library***CANCELLED

Workshop | Video Skills: Recording Techniques with iPhone


Capture your best video right from your iPhone. Learn recording techniques and how to control exposure, set focus, and more. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own. Recommended for beginners.
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Performance | Ophelia: Performance Art on Shakespeare's Submissive Character


Ana Mazzei and Regina Parra's Ophelia is based on the homonym character of Shakespeare's Hamlet who is supposed to be mad and drowns in a river. During a reading of the play, Parra isolated Ophelia's lines and identified a constantly submissive posture, of someone who waits to receive commands from others--always a male--and that is perhaps why she goes mad or is perceived as crazy. In part, Ophelia's attitude and destiny are transposed and questioned in the performance. Some of the character's lines were written on posters painted by Parra and carried by nine women. These are ambiguous lines of resistance, protest, alienation, and submission. The gesture of carrying a sign or a flag evokes the context of a demonstration, and the design of their support by Mazzei reinforces this posture of women's struggles and resistance.
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5:30 pm
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Performances, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Ophelia: Performance Art on Shakespeare's Submissive Character

Author Reading | A Drop of Midnight: Rapper Traces His History


Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité, known to rap enthusiasts as Timbuktu, grew up between worlds, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. Even after his musical career took off, Diakité fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In his memoir, Diakité traces his history and pilgrimages from southern Sweden to South Carolina and Harlem to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, A Drop of Midnight: Rapper Traces His History

Opening Reception | Blues: A Trilogy of Sound Works


An exhibition by Sierra Leone-born, Berlin-based musician and artist Lamin Fofana. Lamin Fofana’s music is a conduit for engaging with an array of issues involving blackness, migration, displacement, and race through collective listening. Fofana creates spaces for contemporary black life in the West that are informed by his interest in history and the sonic and “allow for dreaming and imagining other ways of being” which foreground non-linear thinking and experience. The exhibition centers on a trilogy of sound works comprising the albums Black Metamorphosis, Darkwater, and Blues that engage with seminal texts by Sylvia Wynter, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Amiri Baraka to reflect on historical and epistemological trajectories of contemporary social and political thought through the lens of Black Studies. These works will be presented alongside videos and photographs by Fofana and his collaborators Jim C. Nedd and Nicolas Premier.
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Opening Receptions, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Blues: A Trilogy of Sound Works

Opening Reception | Donald Judd: Artwork 1980


An installation of untitled, 1980, the largest single plywood work by Donald Judd. This will be the first time the work has been exhibited in New York since it was originally shown at Castelli Gallery in 1981. Made from Douglas fir, the work is a gridded construction in three parts, each defined by horizontal and diagonal planes. Measuring 80 feet wide, it spans the entire back wall of the gallery.
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Book Discussion | Exile and Creativity: Italians During the Fascist era


Giorgio Van Straten, Alessandro Cassin, Alexander Stille and Fraser Ottanelli will be in conversation to present a collection of essays from a program series held in 2017-18 by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York jointly with Centro Primo Levi. The essays examine the lives of Italian man and women who were forced or chose exile during the Fascist era. These include Enrico Fermi, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Arturo Toscanini, Nicola Chiaromonte, Renato Poggioli, Paolo Milano, Franco Modigliani, Amelia Rosselli and Amelia Rosselli, Corrado Cagli  and Costantino Nivola.
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Opening Reception | Fragments of Beauty: Nature's Vistas


Artist Marsha Heller returns to Ceres Gallery highlighting nature's vistas in a solo exhibition. The viewer experiences Heller's landscapes, skyscapes, intimate details of nature or its broad vistas, as acts of passion rendered through an artist’s discipline. The fragments of beauty, which she encounters everywhere, imbue the images with power and delicacy in equal measure. The artist's color palette, with its extraordinary range from bold to soft and shimmering, is less concerned with empirical fact than with experienced truth.
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Opening Reception | Mentors: Photography and Video


An exhibition of work by fourth-year BFA Photography and Video students, inspired by their working relationships with leading members of the New York City arts community.
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Opening Reception | Overwrite: Four Artists on Technology and Memory


In our age of automation and digitization, a seemingly infinite number of objects and data points inform daily life. Meanwhile, human capacity for interpretation, retention, and connection remains unchanged, despite perpetual promises to improve bandwidth. Placing works by Cory Arcangel, Tony Conrad, Dan Graham, and Jacqueline Humphries in dialogue, Overwrite examines artistic intervention within the lifecycle of technology and memory. Surveying these visual tropes in new media, painting and sculpture, the works on view implicate themselves in various social and industrial systems. Overwrite illuminates pause and present-mindedness in a moment when neither is easy to find.
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Opening Reception | Pucker Up: Sculptures


Work by Timothy Washington
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Lecture | CANCELLED***Fifty Shades of Green: Erotics and Economics***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Even after generations of analysis under the banners of racial capitalism and feminist economics, self-identified partisans of labor democracy can be found publicly scolding efforts "to persuade people on the left that gay issues, black issues, feminist issues and so on are all really about capitalism." In contrast, neither the key theorists of economics nor their business and financial clientele have ever shied from asserting foundational connections between racio-sexual politics and economic ideologies. If we start from these bracingly frank investments on the Right, can we enhance the opportunities for usable histories of capitalism? Speaker: Bethany Moreton
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Concert | Concert And Panel Discussion With Tony Nominated Actress


Tony-nominated actress and The New York Times columnist Melissa Errico brings a special concert and panel discussion, lit by her unique gift for both singing songs and speaking sense, devoted to one of her mentors, the late, great French composer Michel Legrand. Since originating the lead in his sole Broadway musical, Amour, Errico has had a special affinity and understanding for his music and its meanings. On this evening, she'll sing a few Legrand classics, among them "The Summer Knows" and "Windmills of Your Mind", and will be joined by some leading critics of theater and French song, including the writer Will Friedwald and Delphine Selles-Alvarez of French Institute Alliance Francaise, in a conversation about the constant back and forth in Legrand's life and music between France and America, and why that interchange moves us so much. She'll also be joined by Todd Ellison, musical director of the Philly Pops and conductor of the original Broadway production of Amour - and there'll even be a special guest appearance by her own father, concert pianist Michael Errico. Together, Legrand's music and Errico's mind will take us on a wild flight between jazz and chanson, Broadway and ballades, Nouvelle Vague cinema and Hollywood movies, New York and Paris - and then gently take us home.
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Author Reading | The Haircut Who Would Be King: A Political Fable


Renowned actor Robert Trebor reads from his new satirical novel.
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Author Reading | Times Columnist Paul Krugman on His Book Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future


The new book puts Paul Krugman at the front of national debate during the 2020 election year. In this accessible guide to major economic policy issues, Krugman tackles “zombie economics,” or misunderstandings that just won’t die, while explaining the complexities of health care, tax reform, Social Security, and more with his trademark clarity and precision. Krugman is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor at The Graduate Center.
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Author Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Times Columnist Paul Krugman on His Book Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Lecture | CANCELLED***Dante and the Discourse of Race in 20th Century America***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAD BEEN CANCELLED*** In this presentation Dr. Dennis Looney examines how the reception of Dante Alighieri--his biography and the Divine Comedy--contributes to the productive literary entanglement of several key figures of American literary life in the middle of the 20th century.
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Other | CANCELLED***National Book Critics Circle Award Ceremony***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** 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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Others, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***National Book Critics Circle Award Ceremony***CANCELLED

Play | !!!CANCELLED!!! Spell No 7: Meditations in a St. Louis Bar !!!CANCELLED!!!


This striking choreopoem is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians. It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world. The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances. Written by Ntozake Shange.
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Author Reading | Dona Ivone Lara's Sorriso Negro: Seminal Brazilian Samba


More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara's 1981 Sorriso Negro is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. It reflects the seminal shifts occurring within Brazilian society as former exiles reinforced notions of civil rights and feminist thought in a nation under the iron hand of a military dictatorship that had been in place since 1964. With author Mila Burns.
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Author Reading | Line of Sight: Crime Reporter in Newark


All favors come with a cost, and after using what little favors he has in the Newark PD to get his private investigators license, former crime reporter Russell Avery finds himself paying. With author James Queally.
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Opening Reception | The Genesis and Life of Janáček’s Opera Káťa Kabanová


The exhibition coincides with the staging of Janáček’s opera Káťa Kabanová at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in spring 2020. It explains the circumstances surrounding the creation and first staging of Káťa Kabanová, which took place in Brno in 1921. It also presents the history of productions of Janáček’s operas at the Met, and the exhibition will also include a series of visually striking paper collages by the Brno-based artist Vendula Chalánková featuring characters from Janáček’s operas and portraits of Leoš Janáček and those close to him.  
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Reading | The Manhattan Review Reading


Featuring readings by Frank Beck, Kate Farrell, Philip Fried, D Nurkse, and Barry Wallenstein. 
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Author Reading | Tyll:A Novel


Daniel Kehlmann and Hari Kunzru discuss Kehlmann’s new novel, Tyll, about a vagabond performer who travels across Europe in the wake of the Thirty Years’ War, encountering historical figures like the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia. Daniel Kehlmann is a German writer who lives in New York and Berlin. His novels include Me and Kaminski, Measuring the World, Fame, and F.  His works have won the Candide Prize, the Hölderlin Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Welt Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. He worked on Tyll during his Cullman Center Fellowship in 2016-2017. Hari Kunzru is the author of Red Pill, White Tears, and Gods Without Men, among other novels. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, and the New Yorker. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Berlin.
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Screening | Augenblick Animation Studios 20th Anniversary Screening


Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios is celebrating their 20th anniversary in animation with a screening at SVA, hosted by BFA Animation. This screening will showcase their very best animations from the past two decades, including Ugly Americans, The Jellies, Wonder Showzen and Superjail, plus never-before-seen rarities. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with founder Aaron Augenblick and creative directors Katie Wendt, Jeremy Jusay and Devin Clark.
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Discussion | Authors in Conversation


Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.   Julia Phillips is the debut author of the nationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which is being published in nineteen languages and is a finalist for the National Book Award. A Fulbright fellow, Julia has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review.   
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Discussion | CANCELLED***Surveillance City: Examining the Urban Panopticon***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** This panel discussion will focus on the local infrastructure of surveillance, tracking, and data collection in New York City. We will consider what it means to live under ever-present surveillance, how such an infrastructure infringes on basic human rights, and strategies for public resistance. Real-time facial recognition, location tracking, and biometric data collection in post-9/11 New York are among the topics we will discuss. Panelists include Ingrid Burrington (artist and author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure); Allison Burtch (strategist and researcher); Albert Fox Cahn (Founder and Executive Director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project); and Diamond Stingily (artist and poet). Janus Rose (Senior Editor at Motherboard) will moderate.
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Reading | Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter


A monthly fireside gathering on the Lower East Side in the amphitheater. Sit by the fire and welcome the evening with neighbors, stories, and food (bring some to share). With artist Emily Johnson.
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Performance | Muslims Unscripted


An evening of performances hosted by the Islamic Center of NYU's Professionals Group.
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Dance Performance | Pop Up Flamenco


Pop Up Flamenco is part of the 20th anniversary of the NY Flamenco Festival, bringing five days of extraordinary free programming including an opening night flash-mob choreographed by Patricia Guerrero, which the public is invited to participate in. For the Pop Up Flamenco, the surprise performers - all part of the Flamenco Festival - will be announced the night before and programs will include dance and rhythm workshops, music and dance concerts, and unique events throughout the 10-story glass atrium in Lower Manhattan. Artists may include Ismael Fernandez Bolita, Javier Ibanez, Santiago Lara, Antonio Lizana, Jonatan Miro, Mercedes Ruiz, Kike Terron, Nelida Tirado, Paco Vega, Francisco Vinuesa, and special guest dancers. 7pm: Flamenco Flash Mob 7:30pm: Dance Performance
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Dance Performances, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Pop Up Flamenco

Discussion | Real Is What You Feel: The Documentary in Contemporary Art


Leo Goldsmith in conversation with Adam Khalil and Jackson Polys from New Red Order, presented by MA Curatorial Practice.
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Book Club | Science Fiction Book Club: Parable of the Sower


Octavia Butler's prescient vision of a zealot elected to "make America great again."  
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Slide Lecture | Two Elizas in Old New York


In 1869, Eliza Pratt Greatorex was America's most famous woman artist; 150 years later she is all but forgotten. Recently arrived from Ireland, she quickly found a place working side-by-side with painters of the Hudson River School, who elected her the only female member of their prestigious National Academy of Design. This illustrated presentation focuses on her magnificent folio volume Old New York: From the Battery to Bloomingdale (1875) in which she depicted the city's architectural landmarks fast disappearing in the post-Civil War building boom. It investigates especially her experiences at the Morris-Jumel Mansion and her pictures of the residence and grounds. Speaker Katherine Manthorne is a Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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Dance Performance | CANCELLED***Exuberant Dancer in the Classical Kathak Tradition***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Born in South Korea, celebrated performer Jin Won spent 15 years living in India training in classical Kathak dance and tabla percussion. Kathak is a revered, centuries-old tradition in which the dancer ties dozens of bells to each ankle, which ring out as they move. Jin has been praised by The New York Times as "an exuberant dancer whose musicality transform[s] her dancing into something primal." As a soloist, Jin has performed in Belgium, Canada, and Korea. Since moving to America eight years ago, she has collaborated with Korean and Arabic traditional artists, and expanded her use of percussion instruments from around the world. Her latest piece blends classical Western music, ancient Indian chanting, and electronica.
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Dance Performances, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, CANCELLED***Exuberant Dancer in the Classical Kathak Tradition***CANCELLED

Comedy Club | Laughs Comedy Show


A weekly free stand-up comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, College Humor, MTV and more.
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