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49 free events take place on Thursday, March 9 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 9 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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49 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, March 9, 2023

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free events nyc Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Dueling Violins (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Elba Film Festival: Short Films
free events nyc While We Wait: Relationships and Memories
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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10:00 am
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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10:00 am
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
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Film | Mommie Dearest (1954) with Faye Dunaway


Based on Christina Crawford's memoirs about her Hollywood upbringing and her mother Joan Crawford's hang-ups, the film depicts the abuse and trauma suffered by Christina. Director: Frank Perry Cast: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Steve Forrest, Howard da Silva Faye Dunaway is an American actress who's career began in the early 1960s on Broadway. She made her screen debut in the 1967 film The Happening, and rose to fame with her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Her most notable films include the crime caper The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), the drama The Arrangement (1969), the neo-noir mystery Chinatown (1974), for which she earned her second Oscar nomination, the action-drama disaster The Towering Inferno (1974), the political thriller Three Days of the Condor (1975), the satire Network (1976), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the thriller Eyes of Laura Mars (1978).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices


Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating.
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11:00 am
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Book Discussion | Hollywood Screwball Comedy 1934-1945: Sex, Love, and Democratic Ideals (online)


Love at first sight, whirlwind marriages, break-ups, divorces, remarriage… What accounts for the enduring success of the Hollywood madcap comedies of the 1930s? Directed by masters of comedy (Hawks, LaCava, Leisen, Ruggles...) and featuring the decade's most iconic stars (Colbert, Dunne, Grant, Hepburn...), these films set romantic comedy standards for decades to come. Screwball comedy embarked on two challenging missions: to poke fun at established social norms and to undermine stereotypical depictions of gender roles, putting forward a discourse that postulated the possibility of equality between men and women. Grégoire Halbout's reexamination of screwball comedy provides a comprehensive overview of this (sub)genre, eschewing the auteurist approach and including “minor” works never before analyzed through the screwball lens. His book explains how these screwball stories met the expectations of a booming American middle class eager for the liberalization of morals, with daring plots, verbal humor and slapstick techniques.
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12:00 pm
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Talk | The Algorithmic State: Cybersecurity and Reality Glitches (online)


A talk with Maithu Bu, Payton Croskey and Rebecca Stein on AI security and ways to address socially harmful uses of AI. While AI has been utilized in recent years for various security efforts—like locating landmines at sea—it has also been used for monitoring and tracking down civilian populations. Abuse of power is all the more possible when code is invisible. In this panel, the speakers will present their research on AI security, touching on technological borders, bioluminescent landmine locators and cybersecurity economic ties.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talk | The Future of Reform in Uzbekistan (online)


The talk starts by focusing on the challenges faced by the country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions on Russia, and the impact that has had on the reform plans of the government. The issues of inflation, the tightening of monetary conditions globally, and the impact that will have on investment are then addressed, the talk identifying how that the narrowing of the fiscal space increases the imperative for structural reform. Speaker Louis Skyner has been a partner in the European energy practice of the law firm Dentons since May 2017, having worked in the energy practice of a leading international law firm in both its London and Moscow offices prior to then.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears (online)


Julie Salamon sits down with New Yorker staff writer and author Michael Schulman to discuss his new book. Schulman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Believer, Aperture, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Lecture | Return to the Motherland: The KGB’s Campaign to Attract the Ukrainian Diaspora in the 1950s (in-person and online)


World War II and its aftermath enabled hundreds of thousands of people to leave the USSR and settle permanently abroad. In previous instances of outmigration, the Soviet state had allowed or even encouraged unwanted people to leave the country. In World War II, however, officials became desperate to repatriate people whose subjecthood they increasingly defined in ethnonational terms. Over time, the scope of their efforts transformed to include diasporas whose members had sometimes never lived in the Soviet motherland. This talk examines the campaign initiated by the Committee for State Security (KGB, the secret police) in 1955 through the “Return to the Motherland” front organization. The KGB built on post-World War II repatriation efforts and aspired to the mass return of the wartime diaspora, which would demonstrate the superiority of socialism to capitalism. The epicenter of the campaign was Ukraine, where most of the nearly ten thousand migrants were ethnic Ukrainians from the diaspora in Latin America. Many became disenchanted when promises of family reunification, national belonging, and material prosperity went unfulfilled. The predictable conflicts that arose over these disappointments reveal unexpected dynamics in the post-Stalinist Soviet national imagination and the agency of migrants in the Cold War. Speaker Seth Bernstein is Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida.
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Discussion | Refractions: Photography Discussions (online)


Refractions are live videocasts hosted by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Stephen Mallon. Conversations will be with a select group of guests discussing creativity, imagery, business, fine art, and light! Curators discuss working with new and established artists. Photographers talking about their careers. Festival directors sharing what challenges face them. Directors will talk about all aspects of filmmaking. Photo editors will discuss the changing world of editorial and what they need from today’s assignment shooters. The mostly one-on-one conversations will have a diverse group of image makers and the people that work with them. Guest: Elinor Carucci.
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Russia’s War on Ukraine: A New Global Disorder? (online)


A discussion with Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, and expert in international law and human rights, and Carol Giacomo, chief editor of Arms Control Today and a long-time member of The New York Times editorial board. In conversation with Weissman’s Dr. Stephanie R. Golob and Marxe’s Dr. Carla Anne Robbins.
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Classical Music | Dueling Violins (In Person and Online)


Enjoy an afternoon of stimulating and friendly rivalry where two violinists attempt to outdo each other with their sparkling technique and expressivity. As the competition heats up, each violinist will attempt to win over the audience with a virtuosic solo, but in the end, they realize that the joy of music lies in their combined sound, not in their individual prowess. Rafa Prendergast, violin; Shelby Yamin, violin; Cullen O'Neil, cello; Kevin Devine, harpsichord. Violinist Shelby Yamin brings signature vivacity to performances across the globe, from the historic state rooms of George Washington's Mount Vernon to the storied chapel at Versailles. Shelby has appeared as a soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, Tafelmusik Winter Institute, and as guest concertmaster of the 2019 Berwick Academy of the Oregon Bach Festival. Violinist Rafa Prendergast is an active performer of works dating from the early 17th century through the present day. Rafa is a core member of NYC-based ensemble Nuova Pratica with whom they perform regularly both around the city and across the country.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Film | Till (2022): drama


The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. Director: Chinonye Chukwu Stars: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Jazz | Jazz Trio


The Rick Germanson Trio, featuring Rick Germanson on vocals and piano, and accompanying bass and drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Jazz | Live Jazz from Harlem (online)


Born and raised in Harlem, vocalist Frank Senior is beloved in the jazz community for his style, bravado and sense of swing. Citing his mentor Barry Harris as a major influence, Frank has collaborated with major artists like Valerie Capers, James Weidman, Harold Mabern, Brianna Thomas, and many more. Also active in film and television, Frank's contributions have been acknowledged by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival "Jazz Voice" Competition, and by the VISIONS Bronx Advisory Board, who gave him a lifetime achievement award. He has performed at jazz festivals in Morocco and Montreal, and in clubs across New York City.
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | The Pitfalls of Compulsory Activation Policy: Evidence from the Norwegian Welfare State (in-person and online)


In recent decades, the academic debate on how to effectively implement the pillars of activation policy has grown substantially. Since the early years of activation and workfare in the 1990s, conditionality and benefit sanctions have been proposed as potential solutions to increase the efficacy of activation policy by reinforcing economic incentives, thereby reducing its unintended and distortive consequences. Using rich administrative registers from Norway, this talk shows micro-level quantitative evidence on compulsory activation for young recipients of social assistance. The activation policies are policies designed to encourage unemployed to step up their job search after an initial spell of unemployment, by making receipt of benefit conditional on participation in programmes. Speaker Roberto Iacono is an Associate Professor in Economics and Social Policy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Doing Gender, Mixed Race, and Visual Culture (online)


Rachel Afi Quinn gives a talk about how her own mixed-race identity (as Ghanaian American and Jewish) has informed her work as a scholar. She will discuss how and why she focuses on visual culture in her interdisciplinary study of blackness and will share why she is so committed to doing transnational feminist cultural studies research. The event is part of The Cooper Union’s ongoing series around the theme of intersectional justice. Rachel Afi Quinn is associate professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston.
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Alessandro Pessoli: Pluto Is My Master


In this work, the past and art history are the art’s underground wealth. It reflects the complexity of human life. Working on a painting or a ceramic essentially means having a constant dialogue with our history of representation in which past and present are fluctuating entities. A series of works built through and by this imaginative practice, which sources from history and reflects on the present, is the testimony of my personal experience of reality and my emotionally engaged vision of contemporary life with its conflicts and aspirations. It is a testimony also of the metaphysical atemporality of the cycle of life and death which touches all aspects of our existence, including the sphere of ideas.
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Opening Reception | Antonio Henrique Amaral: O Discurso


This show will feature more than twelve paintings ranging in date from the 1960s to the 1990s focused on the artist’s main themes: bocas, batalhas and bananas. It will be the largest concentration of the artist’s work seen outside of South America since 1996. A pioneering figure in Brazilian and Latin American art, Amaral developed his signature style during the second half of the 20th century, coming of age under the 1964 coup d’état which installed military rule in his home country. His visceral and allegorical works of this period deal with political violence and existential discontent through an incisive visual approach that seeks to challenge authoritarianism. When the military dictatorship was overturned through democratic elections in the late-1980s, Amaral shifted his attention to representations of forests, water and other forms of nature- and, frequently, the dangers to their survival.
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Book Discussion | Blacklips: Her Life, and Her Many, Many Deaths by ANOHNI and Marti Wilkerson


Continuing New York City's long history of drag performance, cabaret, and experimental theatre, singer and artist ANOHNI led the Blacklips Performance Cult in a hilarious, maximalist, over-the-top, weekly set of performances at the Pyramid Club in the East Village. From 1992 to 1995, ANOHNI and her group, which eventually grew to 13 core members, put on happenings and performances, reimagining the birth of Anne Frank, and other surreal, nonlinear performances that defied expectation. Members of the Blacklips eventually went on to form one of ANOHNI's first bands, Antony and the Johnsons. That legendary time is now the center focus of a new book, Blacklips: Her Life, and Her Many, Many Deaths, by ANOHNI and Marti Wilkerson, and a 2xLP compilation: Blacklips Bar: Androgyns and Deviants — Industrial Romance for Bruised and Battered Angels, 1992–1995 on this unofficial residency. In this evening event celebrating Blacklips Performance Cult, ANOHNI and Marti Wilkerson, co-editors of the book, speak with Laurie Anderson about the release of the book and the album compilation, along with a showing of original photos and footage of the group's performances. Writer Lia Gangitano, director of Participant Inc. and the exhibition Blacklips: 13 Ways to Die, will also interview members of the Cult to solicit their firsthand stories, reflections, and memories of the Blacklips phenomenon.
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Opening Reception | Che Lovelace: Bathers


A series of paintings chronicling the artist’s exploration of the body in and around water. With an expressionistic hand, Lovelace weaves stories of life, freedom, and post-colonialism in his native Trinidad, into a tapestry of abstracted landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. His creative process is expository and expansive, articulating scenes of Caribbean life with complexity and dimension. Meditating on famed depictions of bathers throughout the art historical canon, Lovelace was particularly fascinated by artists who were lesser known for the subject. One such, Edvard Munch, rendered bathers with energy and “vitalism”, a philosophy germinated from Aristotelian times that emphasized the vital forces of nature and good health. Framing this immemorial trope in the specificity of his own culture, Lovelace celebrates the bather as an intrinsic figure of the Trinidadian vernacular.
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Opening Reception | Dario Escobar: Encrypted Messages


A solo exhibition by Dario Escobar. This is Escobar's first solo presentation with the gallery.
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Opening Reception | Helen Frankenthaler: Drawing within Nature: Paintings from the 1990s


An exhibition of twelve paintings and three large-scale works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler. This will be the first time in almost two decades that a group of the artist’s paintings from this era have been presented in New York, with some that have never previously been exhibited. Frankenthaler’s celebrated 1952 composition, Mountains and Sea, was the first of her soak-stained canvases and was highly influential in the development of 1960s Color Field painting. By the 1970s, though, she had amplified her methods to include the expressive possibilities of surface inflection and density. Over the course of the 1980s, highly painterly canvases became her principal pictorial means, soon resulting in, during what would be her final decade, canvases of the greatest dramatic impact of her entire career, some of an unexpectedly large size.
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Opening Reception | Michal Chelbin: Sailboats and Swans


Over the course of six years, artist Michal Chelbin gained unprecedented access in order to photograph male and female inmates in seven prisons across Ukraine and Russia. Not wanting to be influenced by knowledge of her subjects' crimes, she focused on the complicated gaze of the prisoners, completing her sessions before asking about the details of anyone's sentence. Sometimes waiting hours for masks to be let down, Chelbin patiently sought expressions that transcended individual situations and spoke of universal truths beyond the confining walls of the jail cell.
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Gallery Talk | Queer Cut Utopias: Exhibition Walkthrough


Chinese artist Xiyadie and Associate Curator Rosario Güiraldes lead an in-person walkthrough of the exhibition. The name Xiyadie, which translates to Siberian Butterfly, is one the artist chose for himself to describe his upbringing in Weinan, a city in the Shaanxi Province of Northwest China. A reflection of his personal and artistic evolution, the pseudonym also denotes Xiyadie’s enduring resilience despite the fact that he has never been able to freely show his work or live openly with regard to his sexual orientation. Queer Cut Utopias features more than thirty of Xiyadie’s intricate paper-cuts, dating from the early 1980s through today, each of which articulates his longing to fully express his queer desire. Xiyadie presents a strong sense of artistic autonomy; his highly graphic works on paper fuse traditional folk forms and iconography with narratives from his personal life. A Mandarin interpreter will be available during this event
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Book Discussion | The Great American Transit Disaster: A Century of Austerity, Auto-Centric Planning, and White Flight


Historian Nicholas Dagen Bloom offers a potent re-examination of America's history of public disinvestment in mass transit. Countering the standard histories that critique American auto-centric culture and government policies, Bloom asserts our transit networks are bad for a very simple reason: we wanted it this way. Focusing on Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, and San Francisco, Bloom provides overwhelming evidence that transit disinvestment was a choice rather than destiny. This wide array of case studies reveals three major factors that led to the decline of public transit across the United States: municipal austerity policies that denied most transit agencies the funding to sustain high-quality service; the encouragement of auto-centric planning; and white flight from dense city centers to far-flung suburbs. As Bloom makes clear, local public policy decisions were not the product of a nefarious auto industry or other grand conspiracy--all were widely supported by voters, who effectively shut out options for transit-friendly futures. With this book, Bloom seeks not only to dispel our accepted transit myths but to lay new tracks for today's conversations about public transportation funding.
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Opening Reception | Tom Poelmans: My Third Eye Is My Hand


With his New York solo debut exhibition, the artist introduces his latest body of work that serves collectively as a self-portrait. Poelmans is a contemporary artist whose work is characterized by an imaginative exploration of metaphysical spaces. His creative vision casts a view into fantastical and surreal landscapes inhabited by characters that transgress the boundaries between reality and fiction. Notably, the artist employs masks as a central theme, as well as birds and other art historical iconography to imbue his paintings with a sense of familiar yet uncanny symbolic meaning.
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Opening Reception | Woven Stories: Group Show


A group exhibition of paintings and sculptures that express powerful collective and personal narratives, through the intersection of shapes, colors, and media. The curatorial selections highlight a variety of ways the artists approach geometry, palette, and form in compositions that range from conceptual abstraction, color fields, impressionistic landscapes all the way to traditional oil painting figuration. Many approach the theme through the use of patterns, mostly referenced from nature–be it the Finnish tundra, the Indian jungle, or the French Riviera–which inform the chromatic choice with subdued hints of peaches and purples, bright accents of yellow and orange, or splashes of oceanic turquoise and emerald green. The motifs and materials often betray a strong cultural undercurrent in their evocation of Asian textiles, Islamic calligraphy, Mexican pueblos, or Southern marine life.
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Reading | Hybrid Possibilities: Asian Queer Writers Across Genre (online)


What does writing Asian and South/east Asian futures even mean? Uplift innovative writers Kirin M. Khan, Zeyn Joukhadar, Angela Peñaredondo, Lisa Factora-Borchers, and Kay Ulanday Barrett. Together they will share new work and discuss the current stakes and patterns in craft, audience, editing, and themes centering...
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Open Mike | Open Mic Night


Hosted by Jonathon Timpanelli.  Enjoy a night of singing, comedy, poetry and art. 
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Lecture | Rethinking Critique: Dialectic of Enlightenment and Models of Cultural Evolution


In 1931, Max Horkheimer proposed a model of interdisciplinary research that remains a benchmark for understanding how cultures function and might function better. He imagined an institute “in which philosophers, sociologists, economists, historians, and psychologists are brought together in permanent collaboration” (Horkheimer 1993, 9). The institute would not work with a single theory but would let data lead to new hypotheses (Horkheimer 1993, 10). But the work of Horkheimer and colleagues rarely lived up to the 1931 vision of an interdisciplinary, empirically grounded approach to culture. To understand why, this talk will juxtapose Horkheimer’s and Adorno’s history of humanity, as it is set out in Dialectic of Enlightenment, with current research on the development of early human cultures by Richard Wrangham, Sarah Blaffer Hardy, Kim Sterelny, Joseph Henrich and Cecilia Heyes.   Speaker Benjamin Morgan is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Worcester College.
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Book Signing | Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age by Debby Applegate


Join Pulitzer prize-winning historian Debby Applegate for a book signing and conversation with New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott to discuss her 2021 book about the Roaring Twenties and New York’s notorious Madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star, and Cafe Society swell worth knowing. As a Jewish immigrant from eastern Europe, Polly Adler’s life is a classic American story of success and assimilation that starts like a novel by Henry Roth and then turns into a glittering real-life tale straight out of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Debby Applegate uses Polly’s story as the key to unpacking just what made the 1920s the appallingly corrupt yet glamorous and transformational era that it was and how the collision between high and low is the unique ingredient that fuels American culture. “Some of Manhattan’s most colorful denizens — from writers and pols to corrupt cops and mobsters — traipsed through the Depression-era brothels run by Polly Adler, the savvy subject of this exuberant history by a Pulitzer-winning biographer. . .‘Applegate, armed with formidable skills, may be the biographer who can come closest to revealing her.’ ” —The New York Times Editors’ Choice, Best Books of 2021 
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Discussion | Mother Country Radicals: A Discussion of the Podcast


Mother Country Radicals creator Zayd Ayers Dohrn discusses the making of the podcast with film professor Jamal Joseph and Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts. Dohrn is also a playwright and Director of the MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage in the Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University. 
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Book Discussion | Those Who Forget: My Family’s Story in Nazi Europe (online)


Géraldine Schwarz’s riveting account of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II is an urgent warning against forgetting the lessons of history in the dangerous rise of far-right nationalism in Europe, the UK, and the U.S. In her book, Schwarz weaves together the threads of three generations of her family story with Europe’s process of post-war reckoning with fascism. She explores how millions were ensnared by ideology; overcome by a fog of denial after the war; and, in Germany, eventually managed to transform collective guilt into democratic responsibility.
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Screening | Elba Film Festival: Short Films


Screening a selection of short films. BETRAYAL by Katiana Zachariou (15 min) Cypriot with English subtitles FIORI by Kristian Xipolias (15 min) English BIG by Daniele Pini (14 min) Italian with English subtitles ON THE SURFACE by Fan Sissoko (4 min) English RADIO SILENCE by Kerren Lumer-Klabbers (20 min) Danish with English subtitles PHLEGM by Jan David Bolt (6 min) No language THE AGENT by Emily Kaplan (15 min) English (brief Q&A with protagonist James Rees) THE ELBA FILM FESTIVAL was born out of a genuine wish to connect filmmakers from all over the world, to celebrate their hard work and help them get support, motivation and inspiration for their upcoming projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Birdwatching | Intro to Birding (online)


Get ready for spring migration with this webinar. This educational session will cover birding basics, how to pick binoculars, and the best resources for learning more. You’ll be given all the tools you need to start figuring out what’s in your local park and even make more advanced bird identifications. No experience necessary.
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Book Discussion | Poetry Talk with a MoMA curator, New Yorker Contributor, and winner of American Academy of Arts and Letters Award


Join translator Kathleen Heil (The New Yorker) for the launch of The Loveliest Vowel Empties (World Poetry, 2023), the first English-language interpretation of the collected poems of the legendary Swiss Surrealist Meret Oppenheim. Following a reading from the book, Heil will be joined by award-winning writer, critic, and filmmaker Wayne Koestenbaum and the MoMa's Lee Colón for a conversation about Oppenheim's life and poems.
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Book Discussion | The Curator: From New York Times Bestselling Author Owen King


A Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers are the most wonderful criminals you can imagine. Dora, a former domestic servant at the university, has a secret desire—to find where her brother went after he died, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child—and where conspiracy lurks.
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Book Discussion | The Fifth Wound: A Phantasmagorical Roman à Clef


A baroque work of intimate myth exploring one woman's interdimensional search for beauty and embodiment, through kaleidoscopic renderings of hospital corridors, brutal breakups, and passionate romance. Aurora Mattia's novelis a phantasmagorical roman à clef about passion as a way of life. In one dimension, this is a love story--Aurora & Ezekiel--a separation and a reunion. In another, we witness a tale of multiple traumatic encounters with transphobic violence. And on yet another plane, a story of ecstatic visionary experience swirls, shatters, and sparkles. Featuring time travel, medieval nuns, knifings, and t4t romance, The Fifth Wound indulges the blur between fantasy and reality. Its winding sentences open like portals, inviting the reader into the intimacy of embodiment--both its pain and its pleasures
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | While We Wait: Relationships and Memories


Letters and airplane tickets fall from the sky. Memories, like snowflakes, float in on a breeze. Grace waits for an email to come. James waits to send it. And as they wait, they replay memories, imagine futures, and deal with an uncomfortable present. Written by Charly Evon Simpson (TV: HBO's Industry) Directed by Jordana De La Cruz Cast Baylee Berkley, Naomie Ondekane, Niranjani Reddi, David Zhenqian Li, Sariya Sealey, Lydia Garcia, Annabelle Daniel
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Talk | Architecture of Art and Conscience


Today we have an opportunity to shape our future. We can better configure our material world by recognizing that ethically valid built environments must provide for all of us. Committed to designing sustainable architecture of art and conscience, Louise Braverman founded her highly focused, mission-driven firm, Louise Braverman Architect, in 1991. The challenge to merge aesthetic excellence with civic inclusion drives all work. Recent projects include Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso, an art museum in Boticas, Portugal, that promotes public participation with art; Village Health Works Staff Housing, an off-the-grid dormitory in the post-genocide village of Kigutu, Burundi, and the Derfner Judaica Museum, an art museum in Riverdale, New York, that facilitates intergenerational dialogue. Together they reveal the power of architecture to positively affect the way in which we live.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | moim: Trans and Queer People of Korean Descent


"moim" is the Korean word for gathering. Presented in collaboration with members of KQTx (the first national network for Queer and Transgender folx of Korean descent), this is a symposium of healing, celebration, and affirmation. Tonight will have a panel discussion and Q&A with fabulous community leaders, healers, and organizers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Ravel, Gershwin and Beethoven


The Doctors Orchestral Society Of New York City, an 84 year old community orchestra, performs Ravel’s Bolero, Gershwin’s American in Paris, and Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Beethoven and More for Piano (In Person AND Online)


Chaeyoung Park, piano. Program Unsuk Chin (1961-present), Etudes (1995-2003) Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84 (1944) Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (1795)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Ravel, Gershwin, and Beethoven


The Doctors Orchestral Society Of New York City. Program Ravel (1875-1937), Boléro (1928) Gershwin (1898-1937), An American in Paris (1928) Beethoven (1770-1827), Symphony No. 7 (1812)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Philip Goes Forth: If You Leave Home, Don't Look Back (online thru Mar. 19)


George Kelly's play tells the story of a young man who rebels against his father and a career in the family business and ventures to New York to write plays. He leaves home without his father’s support or blessing, but with this warning: “Don’t imagine, whenever you get tired floating around up there in the clouds that you can drop right back into your place down here;—that isn’t the way things go—”
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Jazz | Acclaimed Pianist


Angelica Sanchez, piano. Pianist, composer, and educator Angelica Sanchez' music has been recognized in national and international publications including Jazz Times, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune, amongst others. She was also the 2008 recipient of a French/American Chamber Music America grant, the 2011 Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency, and the 2021 Civitella Fellowship, Italy. Her latest project Float The Edge has garnered wide critical acclaim, and her new piano duet How to Turn the Moon with Marilyn Crispell was voted as one of the top 50 best recordings in 2020, NPR critics poll.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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Musical | Hit Show Musical Parody

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