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48 free events take place on Thursday, March 31 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 31 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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48 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, March 31, 2022

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free events nyc The French Baroque Cello (in-person and online)
free events nyc Central Asia in World Literature (online)
free events nyc Fashion Stylist Who Has Worked with Andy Warhol, Beyonce, Halle Berry (online)
free events nyc Is an Agile Culture Even Possible? (online)
free events nyc Orpheus in the Underworld: Classic Story (in-person and online)
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Workshop | Exploring the Power of Mindfulness (online)


ERM Mindfulness is an online program designed with positive psychology insights and neuroscience research to help participants to experience the present moment with increased acceptance, nurturing curiosity and promoting collaboration. Our minds have a natural tendency to wander. Now with the challenges that come from increased time spent at home and away from in-person activities, we have an opportunity to develop a greater sense of wellbeing and interconnectedness by training our minds to become more aware and less judgmental. By cultivating awareness of emotions while reinforcing positive values and goals, students will have an opportunity to practice mindful listening and meditation in 3 sections: Clarity: focused attention and open monitoring guided meditations Compassion: active listening and self-compassion for collaboration Creativity: leadership communication and visualization With: Rajiah Williams Leong
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Museums | Folk Art: Diverse and Rich


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums. Covid protocol applies. Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Lecture | Finding Common Ground: Intercultural Dialogue Among Youth in North Macedonia (online)


Marija Krstevska, Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, will discuss her trajectory as a girl raised in a mono-ethnic environment to a young advocate for intercultural acceptance. She is the Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, a youth organization in Kumanovo, North Macedonia. Through that organization, she has created learning opportunities within non-formal education for diverse groups of learners, advocated for direct involvement in community decision-making, and supported youth participation through inclusive policies. She will discuss the importance of active citizenship, capacity building, and non-formal education in fostering intercultural dialogue among youth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Heinrich Schütz @ 350 (online through June 30)


Heinrich Schütz was known as the most important German composer preceding Bach. His music influenced countless composers as he blended Germanic and Italianate styles in his writing. Tenet is keeping it real as they present Schütz's beloved Musikalische Exequien, one of his best known and most beautiful offerings for the Lenten season, making it an ideal tribute to mark the 350th anniversary of his death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshop | Meditation (online)


We all have a rich emotional landscape with plenty of conditioned reactions, some of them incredibly difficult or overwhelming. The good news is that our emotional regulation toolkit can be equally vast. In this 30-minute meditation, guided by Venerable Lobsang Tenpa, explore ways of managing your emotions by coming in touch with the different facets of nature – on the level of your imagination or by actually taking a walk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
$3-$5

Lecture | Poland - Ukraine: From Conflict and Rivalry to Neighborliness (online)


A talk by Prof. Norman Davies and Prof. Frank Sysyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Politics of Food: Scarcity and Abundance, Violence and Repair (online)


Ute Meta Bauer speaks with Vivien Sansour, Samir Meghelli, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and Jumana Manna about the future of food politics Vivien Sansour, the founder of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library, joins Samir Meghelli, curator of the exhibition Food for the People, critical theorist and filmmaker Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and artist Jumana Manna in a conversation moderated by curator Ute Meta Bauer about food politics as a site of both damage and repair and what the future may hold.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Recital (in-person and online)


Roric Cunningham and Loa Cho, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talk | Daniel Chester French and the Hamilton US Customs House (in-person and online)


The former U.S. Customs House, now the National Museum of the American Indian, stands at the bottom of Broadway, near The Battery. For any lover of public art it is impossible to pass without exploring the intriguing sculptures by Daniel Chester French representing allegories of four continents. Presented by art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Global Abolition and Visual Art (online)


A conversation with Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Shellyne Rodriguez is organized in concert with the exhibitions The Black Index and No Tears: In Conversation with Horace Pippin. Brittany Webb, Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, will join Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Shellyne Rodriguez for a moderated Q & A session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | The French Baroque Cello (in-person and online)


At the end of the Baroque period in France, an interest in a virtuosic, more Italianate style coincided with the emergence of the cello as a solo instrument. This program will explore French galant music for cello and harpsichord, with pieces by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Christophe Moyreau, Jean Baur, and Jean-Baptiste Barriere. David Bakamjian ~ cello Rebecca Pechefsky ~ harpsichord Brooklyn Baroque debuted in the fall of 2000, when cellist David Bakamjian joined the long-standing duo of Baroque flutist Andrew Bolotowsky and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky. Remaining core members Pechefsky and Bakamjian now collaborate with the finest early music specialists in the New York area. Brooklyn Baroque is the ensemble-in-residence at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Jazz | Live from Harlem: A Celebrated Jazz Pianist and Composer (online)


Native New Yorker Dr. Valerie Capers is a celebrated educator, jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Capers is the recipient of many honors and awards, from Essence Magazine, the National Endowment for the Arts, CUNY Research Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has appeared with her trio and ensemble at colleges, universities, jazz festivals, clubs, and concert halls throughout the country and internationally, and has performed with many outstanding artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, James Moody and Paquito D’Rivera. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Lecture | Central Asia in World Literature (online)


Uzbek-British writer and journalist Hamid Ismailov's work spans the end of the Soviet period and the entry of the former Soviet republics into a globalized, post-Cold War world. In this talk, Ismailov will speak about these themes in his own work, which tracks Central Asia's role in a changing global political and literary scene. The talk will also touch on Central Asia's place in Soviet and post-Soviet literature, as well as on the multilingual nature of Ismailov's writing, which spans Uzbek, Russian, and English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Clarinet Recital (in-person and online)


Yan Liu, Clarinet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Classical Music | Violin Recital (in-person and online)


Sean Hsi, Violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | Accounting for Kith and Kin: Pension Politics, Financial Ethics, and the Space-Time of Obligation (online)


Speaker Sarah Muir is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at The City College of New York and Assistant Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the CUNYGraduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Angels in the City: Artist's Walkthrough


Gustavo Fernandez will be hosting a walkthrough of his solo exhibition where he will go in-depth about his artistic practice, influences, and processes.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | A Righteous Woman: Doña Gracia Mendes Nasi (online)


Beatrice Nasi, who would come to be known as Doña Gracia, one of the richest women in the world, was born in 1510 in Portugal, where her forcibly-baptized, Crypto Jewish family fled from the nearby Spanish Inquisition. She worked to find a safe place for Jews, setting up an underground network to help Jews leave Portugal, including the Nasi family who lived in Venice, Ferrara, and finally Constantinople, where Doña Gracia assumed a role of leadership in the Sephardi world of the Ottoman Empire. This is a program exploring the incredible life and legacy of Doña Gracia on the 530th anniversary of the Alhambra Decree. The program will consist of a conversation with Andrée Aelion Brooks, author of The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times of Doña Gracia Nasi, and Howard Tzvi Adelman, Associate Professor of History at Queen's University. The program willl be moderated by Josh Nathan-Kazis, a reporter at Barron's and a former staff writer at the Forward.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Recital (in-person and online)


Mizuki Hayakawa, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Classical Music | Violin Recital (in-person and online)


Dawn Kim, Violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | 3 New Art Shows


Elizabeth Castonguay TAPESTRY OF NATURE II / ENDANGERED E.M. Castonguay’s career has been dedicated to creating art about the sanctity of human diversity as well as the preservation of biodiversity in nature even before these topics became mainstream. For the past dozen years, Castonguay has united these concepts in her art while witnessing the numbers of endangered and threatened species go from forty thousand to over one million. Regina Corritore TECTONIC SHIFT Glass and metal sculptures Regina Araujo Corritore has always created sculptures that skirt the line between functional and non-functional objects. The surprising element in this exhibition Tectonic Shift is its scale. Using glass and metal miniatures, Corritore constructs an environment where the viewer intuitively places themselves in these assembled settings. The miniatureization of chairs and tables creates an atmosphere that gives the viewer the illusion of power, perhaps the power to be able to address crucial environmental issues, changes in the earth's weather and even historical biases. She addresses the geopolitical dreams and realties of people of the 21st century by giving them a metaphoric seat at the table. Nancy Kahlow-Curtis SANCTUARY OF MAGIC An exhibition of new oil paintings and wall relief sculptures by Nancy Kahlow-Curtis that celebrate, through color and form, the merging of universal archetypes with the magic of personal mythology. The painting, Harvest Queen, which is the symbolic embodiment of the Mother Goddess, has strong ties to Kahlow-Curtis’ past work which has historically been rooted in symbolism, ritualism and nature. These new paintings, like her past work, use symmetry and compositional balance to illuminate the archetype of the sacred female.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | 6 Photography Shows


The shows: Lee Day, Trainpan — Japan Jean Karotkin, (IN)SIGHT: WOMEN WHO WORK BEHIND THE LENS Thom O'Connor, The Fog Group Show: Altered States Alec Rill, Whirling Person Mandy Seligman Alone, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Opening Reception | Emmet Gowin: The One Hundred Circle Farm


An exhibition of photographs by Emmet Gowin, a key figure in the history of photography who has explored humanity’s relationship to the natural world for six decades. The presentation spotlights aerial images of center-pivot irrigation circles on farms in the American West and Midwest. Made over the course of a decade beginning in 1987, these photographs are the subject of the forthcoming monograph The One Hundred Circle Farm, published by Princeton University Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | I Was a French Muslim by Mokhtar Mokhtefi


Elaine Mokhtefi-Klein talks about her husband Mokhtar Mokhtefi's memoir, recently translated into English by Other Press. She is joined in conversation by Judith Surkis, Amara Lakhous and Madeleine Dobie. I Was a French Muslim provides a vivid account of a childhood under French colonization and a life dedicated to fighting for the freedom and dignity of the Algerian people. The son of a butcher and the youngest of six siblings, Mokhtar Mokhtefi was born in 1935 and grew up in a village de colonisation roughly one hundred kilometers south of the capital of Algiers. Thanks to the efforts of a supportive teacher, he became the only child in the family to progress to high school, attending a French lycée that deepened his belief in the need for independence. In 1957, at age twenty-two, he joined the National Liberation Army (ALN), the armed wing of the National Liberation Front (FLN), which had been waging war against France since 1954. After completing rigorous training in radio transmissions at a military base in Morocco, he went on to become an officer in the infamous Ministère de l’Armement et des Liaisons Générales, the precursor of post-independence Algeria’s Military Security. Mokhtefi’s powerful memoir bears witness to the extraordinary men and women who fought for Algerian independence against a colonial regime that viewed non-Europeans as fundamentally inferior, designating them not as French citizens, but as “French Muslims.” He presents a nuanced, intelligent, and deeply personal perspective on Algeria’s transition to independent statehood, with all its opportunities and pitfalls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Leah Yerpe: Internal Wilderness


This show features large-scale monochrome charcoal drawings alongside vibrant oil paintings. The artist masterfully approaches realism with her media of charcoal on paper or oil on board. Through her repetition of figures within a void, she creates an otherworldly image that calls on the viewer to define on their own terms. By casting inverted colors onto the figures, she further shapes a subjective experience. Created over the past two years, these works were inspired by the artist’s long, rigorous hikes through the Appalachian mountains outside of New York City. Over courses of 20 miles at a time, she would watch natural light shift across the exposed ancient bedrock. The rock face depicts millions of years of formation while reflecting the current blue sky amongst patches of lichen and moss. This color palette informed Yerpe’s return to painting through inspiring the incorporation of shades of azure, ochre and burnt siena.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Matthew Craven: Times Gone By


Craven has long been interested in the universality of symbols and patterns, referencing textiles, painted pottery, and mosaics from across the world. New elements have emerged, taken from flags and pennants, old cross stitch patterns, and most intriguingly, organic shapes and flowers. Setting aside the artist’s frequent use of vintage collage elements, the large pieces in this show are bursting with a dizzying array of patterns and colors. Entirely hand drawn, the pixel-like squares that make up the designs are now smaller in scale, radiating from a center point and morphing to build organic structures within the ever-present grid. The backs of vintage B-movie posters still form each work’s foundation, browned, stained or torn from a previous life. Where before the artist drew inspiration from travel and in-person visits to book shops and museums, strict lockdown orders and a relocation have turned his references inward. The prismatic works in this show are a journey into pattern gone awry, the laborious and time consuming process of their creation a kind of meditation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt (online)


Author Rebecca Jefferson tells the complex, convoluted, and compelling story of how over a quarter of a million manuscript fragments hidden in Egypt were discovered and distributed around the world, before becoming collectively known as "The Cairo Genizah." Author Rebecca J. W. Jefferson is the Curator of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, and a joint faculty member of the Center for Jewish Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Architecture and Comprehensive Well-Being (online)


A panel of experts explores the impact that the design and content of our buildings and spaces can have on our physical, mental, and financial well-being.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Fashion Stylist Who Has Worked with Andy Warhol, Beyonce, Halle Berry (online)


Leading fashion stylist Freddie Leiba, whose career spans decades and continents, in conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT. Leiba established himself working with Andy Warhol to launch Interview magazine. Subsequently, he served as creative director of Harper's Bazaar and contributing fashion director at InStyle. He has worked with famous fashion photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, and with style icons including Beyonce, Iman, and Halle Berry. The event was pre-recorded.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | People of Color and Outdoor Spaces (online)


This will be a Q&A panel event with four panelists working in bringing the beauty of nature to diverse communities, in their capacities as activists, academics, CEOs and community leaders. Outdoor spaces should be for everyone to enjoy, however white-dominated narratives surrounding the outdoors often exclude POC (?). This can often create obstacles where people of color don't have access to safe experiences in the natural world, and are often met with discrimination when they do. The panelists will delve into how they are breaking that cycle and creating safe spaces for POC to enjoy and connect with nature. They will discuss how limited access to the outdoors affects marginalized communities, the discriminatory systems that make it harder for POC to enjoy nature, and the ways that they're pushing past them. The audience will learn more about amazing initiatives that are creating equitable outdoor spaces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Reading | BAM. . . and Then It Hit Me: Leading the Brooklyn Academy of Music


Karen Brooks Hopkins’ memoir is an exhilarating romp through the evolution of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the renowned cultural institution, and an inside look at how it grew to exert considerable influence on theater, opera, dance, and film worldwide. Karen Brooks Hopkins is the president emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she worked for thirty-six years, serving sixteen as its president. As president, Hopkins supervised the institution’s 230 full-time employees and its multiple theaters and cinemas, ranging from the 2,100 seat BAM Howard Gilman Opera House to the flexible 250-seat Fishman Space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Beautiful Country: A Memoir of the Immigrant Experience (online)


Author Qian Julie Wang in conversation with journalist and Glamour books editor Elisabeth Egan, live-streamed from the museum's recreated 20th-century garment factory. In Beautiful Country, Wang shares a poignant and necessary memoir of her experiences as an undocumented child in 1990s. Tracing her life from second grade to middle school, from Zhong Gui, China to Brooklyn, Wang gives us intimate memories of her early years living on the margins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | Other Forms of Love: Music and Poetry


A musical performance and poetry reading featuring acclaimed American poet Roger Reeves and the NYU Skirball String Quartet. Roger Reeves is the author of Other Forms of Love, a new poetry cycle. These poems take their inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement and Joseph Haydn's musical work The Seven Last Words of Christ. This multimedia realization of Haydn's work, performed in its version for string quartet, brings together music and spoken word, as well as past and present, in a provocative new synthesis. NYU String Quartet: Jessica Gehring, violin Sarah Fazendin, violin Matthew Ryan, viola Ana Lei, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Is an Agile Culture Even Possible? (online)


To be agile in a complex, rapidly changing world, organizations need to address their culture on multiple levels, and simultaneously. What are the best strategies to do so? How do leaders provide structure and direction while supporting employee empowerment, passion, and ambition? In an unpredictable world, how finite and specific are business goals and what happens when goals are not met? How do Human Capital Management policies balance the need for clarity and equity vs customizing policies to address evolving business needs and diverse employee needs and preferences? Individual Panelists Anne Erni, Chief People Officer, Audible Sergio Ezama, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix Dr. Christal Morris, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Peloton Moderated by Dr. Steve Safier, Columbia University
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screening | Bread and Roses (1979): Union Documentary


Produced, directed, and edited by Marc Levin in 1979, this documentary chronicles the beginning of the unique "Bread and Roses" program of District 1199, the Health and Human Service Union. The program was founded in 1979 by the late Moe Foner, Executive Secretary of the New York Health and Human Service Union, Local 1199 (now SEIU Local 1199), as a cultural resource for union members and students in New York City who would otherwise have little access to the arts. Special emphasis was given to programs that signify and interpret workers’ history while generating new artistic expression. The program got its name from the famous 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, wherein workers marched with a banner proclaiming, "We want bread—and roses, too." The roses here refer to culture and the arts, which enrich life in all contexts. Following the film, we are delighted to host a talk-back with Judith Berek, who became an active member of 1199 and joined the union staff as an organizer in 1968, ultimately serving as Union Lobbyist and establishing its occupational safety and health program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Colonial Trauma: A Study of the Psychic and Political Consequences of Colonial Oppression in Algeria


Colonial Trauma is a path-breaking account of the psychosocial effects of colonial domination. Following the work of Frantz Fanon, Karima Lazali draws on historical materials as well as her own clinical experience as a psychoanalyst to shed new light on the ways in which the history of colonization leaves its traces on contemporary postcolonial selves. Lazali found that many of her patients experienced difficulties that can only be explained as the effects of “colonial trauma” dating from the French colonization of Algeria and the postcolonial period. Many French feel weighed down by a colonial history that they are aware of but which they have not experienced directly. Many Algerians are traumatized by the way that the French colonial state imposed new names on people and the land, thereby severing the links with community, history, and genealogy and contributing to feelings of loss, abandonment, and injustice. Only by reconstructing this history and uncovering its consequences can we understand the impact of colonization and give individuals the tools to come to terms with their past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | How Strange a Season: Women and Life's Challenges (online)


Megan Mayhew Bergman returns with an evocative and engrossing collection about women experiencing life’s challenges and beauty. Bergman portrays women who wrestle with problematic inheritances: a modern glass house on a treacherous California cliff, a water-starved ranch, and an abandoned plantation on a river near Charleston.
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Author Reading | Panpocalypse: Heartbreak and the Pandemic


During the coronavirus pandemic, a queer disabled woman bikes through a locked-down NYC for the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart. In pandemic-era NYC, Orpheus just manages to buy a bike before they sell out across the city. She takes to the streets looking for Eurydice, the first woman she fell in love with, who broke her heart. The city is largely closed, devoid of touch, connection, and community. But Orpheus hears mysterious news of an underground bar, Le Monacle, fashioned after the lesbian club of the same name in 1930s Paris. Can she find it? Will she ever be allowed to love again? Follow our lonely queer, disabled, poly hero in a new serialized novel about disease, decay, love, and revolution. With author Carley Moore.
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Book Discussion | Screenshot: The Human Condition in a Digital World


Icelandic author Bergur Ebbi reads passages from his exploration of the human condition in a digital world, now in new translation by Larissa Kyzer! Tonight’s event will also showcase a clip from a TV-series built around the book’s themes and a talk about Screenshot‘s subjects, based on a lecture on the book which ran in The Reykjavík City Theatre. Screenshot is an essay about digitalization and what is happening to meaning and context in the world. Do modern people no longer fear fire and destruction, but rather the fact that from now on nothing will ever be deleted or forgotten? In this journey through the human mind and the modern-day challenges, Bergur Ebbi looks at connections between fake news and artificial intelligence, the constant need for feedback and other contemporary dilemmas.
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Discussion | As One: Transgender and Nonbinary Visibility (online)


The event, moderated by baritone, model, and creative director Rahzé Cheatham, features an in-person discussion with documentary filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, as well as frequent performers, baritone Lucas Bouk and mezzo-soprano Heather Jones. The panel will reflect on transgender and nonbinary visibility in the arts since As One premiered in 2014, and what the near future holds. The evening will also feature the announcement of the True Voice Award, a new initiative created by Kimberly Reed, Laura Kaminsky, and Mark Campbell and overseen by Washington National Opera, to help create opportunities and support training for transgender opera singers. The event will culminate with the virtual premiere of “A Brighter Light,” a choral work written specifically for the event by the creators of As One, featuring over 35 cast members from As One productions around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Award-Winning Writer in Conversation (online)


Kate Zambreno is most recently the author of the novel Drifts and To Write As If Already Dead, a study of Hervé Guibert. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and is the Strachan Donnelley Chair in Environmental Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction. 
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Jazz | Jazz and Social Justice:  What Does Healing Sound Like? (in-person and online)


As vocalist, bandleader, composer and wide-ranging collaborator, Fay Victor has changed both the sound and the context of experimental jazz. Her Sirens & Silences project—“a memory document composition”—used the tones of sirens she heard outside her Brooklyn home at the start of the pandemic as the basis for a 23-minute composition. Her “Mutations for Justice” project is a rolling diary of the Trump administration using small compositional mantras to create “chanting protest music as a mutable entity to change how we see.” Her music responds to our shared moments and aims at transforming them. Victor will perform some of these compositions, along with bassist Luke Stewart and violist Melanie Dyer. Following the music, she will join series host Larry Blumenfeld and musician/music therapist Noa Fort for a discussion about how arts help heal trauma and how trauma inspires arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Studios | Open Studios (online)


The Studio Museum presents an online edition of its annual Artists-in-Residence Open Studios. Meet 2021–22 artists in residence Cameron Granger, Jacob Mason-Macklin, and Qualeasha Wood and be among the first to hear them discuss their works in progress, creative visions, and initial connections to each other’s practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Orpheus in the Underworld: Classic Story (in-person and online)


The story of Orpheus, a renowned musician, who is so distraught over the death of his wife Eurydice that he attempts to rescue her from the Underworld, the place of the dead. In Director Marc Verzatt's gifted hands, the story really focuses on Eurydice, who is disillusioned by her husband, abandoned by Pluto, beguiled by Jupiter and ultimately finds love with the one man who never lied to impress her.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Viola Recital (in-person and online)


Nicholas Gallitano, Viola
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Violin Recital (in-person and online)


Ariel Seunghyun Lee, Violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Drama with Broadway Actors

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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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