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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 24, 2023?

50 free events take place on Friday, March 24 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 24 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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50 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, March 24, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Fashion: Faith, Rituals and Dialogues
free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): 6-Time Oscar Winner with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
free events nyc Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House
free events nyc Classics from the History of Latin Jazz
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Conference | Fashion: Faith, Rituals and Dialogues


We all wear clothing... We all have rituals... We all are confronted with life's biggest questions... Explore the fascinating relationship between fashion, faith and philosophy. Framed by a series of questions led by scholars and faith practitioners from a variety of academic specialties and perspectives, these conversations aim to address misconceptions, presuppositions and contradictions at the intersection of these three fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free

Tour | Governors Island Guided Walking Tour


Today, Governors Island offers a place to rest and reflect on a transformative decade of waterfront planning and climate action in New York City. Join the Trust for Governors Island for a 1-hour walk from its ferry landing and historic district through urban meadows and forests, including an award-winning 43-acre park that opened to New Yorkers in phases throughout the 2010s. Designed by Dutch landscape architecture firm West 8, the park includes eco-friendly destinations that are designed to withstand coastal flooding and guide stormwater flows, while also inviting thriving, biodiverse ecosystems for generations to come. The park enables visitors to renew and enjoy their connection with salt winds, dynamic waters, and expansive views of New York Harbor. Tour guides from the Trust will bring visitors through three nature-based features on Governors Island: Colonels Row, the original shoreline of the Island; Hammock Grove, a young urban forest with wind-, heat- ,and drought-resistant species that native insects and birds call home; and Outlook Hill, with 360-degree views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Statue of Liberty. The tour will involve 60 minutes of walking through flat and hilly terrain with gentle slopes. The tour will be entirely outdoors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free

Symposium | Material Landscapes: Architecture and Sources


In the one-day symposium, scholars investigate histories of architectural materials at the intersection of the geographies and sites of their extraction, accumulation, and waste, the conditions of labor, and environmental histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 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
10:00 am
Free

Book Discussion | Jewish Politics in Spinoza's Amsterdam: A New Theopolitical Self-Understanding (online)


Anne O. Albert's book untangles a web of ideas about politics, religion, exile, and community that emerged at a key moment in Jewish history and left a lasting mark on Jewish ideas. In the shadow of their former member Baruch Spinoza's notoriety, and amid the aftermath of the Sabbatian messianic movement, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of seventeenth-century Amsterdam underwent a conceptual shift that led them to treat their self-governed diaspora community as a commonwealth. Preoccupied by the question of why and how Jews should rule themselves in the absence of a biblical or messianic sovereign state or king, they forged a creative synthesis of insights from early modern Christian politics and Jewish law and traditions to assess and argue over their formidable communal government. In so doing they shaped a proud new theopolitical self-understanding of their community as analogous to a Christian state.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Conference | Indigenous Water Ethics


Indigenous peoples are the most impacted by decisions made about our waterways. Indigenous original instructions embedded in our languages and ancient stories, ceremonies and rituals maintain, sustain and protect biodiversity. There will be two panels of Indigenous speakers from various regions of the world. Speakers will address the central roles of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous governance as real solutions. Speakers will connect Indigenous water ethics to Indigenous resurgence, sovereignty, self-determination, land rematriation and decolonization. The intention is to reclaim and recenter the historical practices and leadership of Indigenous peoples as indispensable governance and knowledge pathways to restoring ecosystems and achieving sustainability. International Indigenous water statements and declarations that reflect this will be discussed in this session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Discussion | US and UK to Asylum Seekers: Apply Elsewhere (online)


The US and UK have recently announced dramatic new border policies intended to deter the arrival of asylum-seekers. The Biden Administration will, with limited exceptions, deny migrants the opportunity to apply for asylum if they have passed through another country on their way to the US. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's "no small boats" policy would summarily return asylum-seekers to their home country or a designated "safe" third country. Are the proposed measures consistent with international refugee law? Will they accomplish their goals? Are there alternative policies that would both better protect the right to asylum and manage unauthorized flows? Will the new US and UK proposals spur a global "race to the bottom" of hardened borders? Doris Meissner (Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.) and David Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, University of London) will discuss the recent asylum policy announcements in a conversation moderated by Zolberg Institute Director Alex Aleinikoff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Symposium | Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color


A two-day symposium to learn about new discoveries and the significance of polychromy with a multidisciplinary and international group of scholars, including art historians, conservators, curators, imaging specialists, and scientists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Conference | Visual Philosophy Conference


This two-day conference aims to initiate dialogues between philosophy and the arts. Philosophers and thinkers/ scholars across disciplines of humanities and social sciences will meet with artists and scholars from a wide variety of visual and visual artistic disciplines, including painting, photography, and literature, as well as travel, dance, and fashion. Rather than taking art as a mere object of philosophical study, this conference will explore the manifold confluences and intersections of philosophy and art, exploring how each can become the object of the other and how the boundary between the philosophical and the artistic can be sharpened or blurred. The motive is specifically to explore the "visual" and "movement" element in art of, and in everyday life and theorize it - both philosophically and critically.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Discussion | Fate in My Hands: The Death Penalty in the Soviet Union After Stalin


A discussion with Yana Skorobogatov. In 1954, just one year after Joseph Stalin’s death, the leaders of the Soviet Union passed a law making homicide a death penalty-eligible crime for the first time in the country’s history. Over the next thirty-seven years, approximately 38000 Soviet citizens would be sentenced to death by shooting. This talk will examine the nearly four decades worth of oral and written records that these condemned men and women produced – interrogation transcripts, courtroom testimonies, pardon letters, and many others – as they navigated this most extraordinary of experiences. At once intimate and highly curated, these records offer unparalleled access into the shifting morals, legal paradigms, and discursive practices that their authors turned to as they asked the Soviet state to save or avenge human life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Identity, Nation-Building, and War in Ukraine (online)


When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine’s spirited and effective resistance caught many observers by surprise amidst expectations of Russia’s quick victory. This talk will focus on profound identity transformation within the Ukrainian society that began following the Euromaidan revolution and the start of Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014.  Examining sources and consequences of these identity shifts sheds light on the sources of Ukrainian resistance, the nature of Putin’s miscalculations about Ukraine, and the likely future of post-war Ukraine, Russia, and their relations with each other and with Europe. Speaker Oxana Shevel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Jazz | Jazz Trumpet Works (In Person AND Online)


Andrew V. Stephens, jazz trumpet. Program Lil Hardin Armstrong (1898-1971), Don't Jive Me Joe "King" Oliver (1881-1938), Weatherbird Rag Andrew V. Stephens, Activity #1 - Chromatic Descent for 2 Voices Elmo Hope (1923-1967), De-Dah Andrew V. Stephens, Activity #2 - Downward Spiral Lil Hardin Armstrong (1898-1971), Just For A Thrill Andrew V. Stephens, Activity #3 - Imperfect Fourth with Half-Step Adjustment Queenie Ada Rubin, Let's Be Fair and Square In Love
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Motherless Brooklyn (2019) with Edward Norton and Bruce Willis


Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation. Director: Edward Norton Cast: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Suplee Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker who has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Bruce Willis is a retired American actor. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985-1989) and appeared in over 100 films, gaining recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988-2013) and other roles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Where the Crawdads Sing (2022): drama


Kya is a young woman who raised herself in the North Carolina marshlands after being abandoned there by her mother when she was a little girl. She feels detached from the small-town community near the marshes until two men show interest in her. However, when one of them later dies, she becomes the town's prime suspect. Director: Olivia Newman Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Legacy and Hope After Loss (online)


A conversation that respects the emotional experience of your unique grief journey, whether past or present. Time does not heal wounds; actions do. All experiences of loss are welcomed with equal acceptance. Loss of: a Loved One, Health, Significant Relationship, Employment, Life, Housing, Finances, Safety, Trust, and on... Come and share your experience in a safe and brave space. Move beyond the pain that comes with grief and loss; and move towards living your best life! Looking forward to seeing you there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Midday Concert: Brahms, Chopin and More


The concert will include solo and chamber works by Brahms, Chopin, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022): superhero action-adventure


Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Winston Duke.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) with Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum


The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome, and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. Director: Mike Mitchell Cast: Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince, and Channing Tatum Chris Pratt rose to prominence for playing Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). Pratt established himself as a Hollywood leading man by starring in two lucrative film series. Since 2014, he has played Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy. He has also starred as Owen Grady in the Jurassic World trilogy (2015–2022), part of the Jurassic Park franchise. Channing Tatum made his film debut in the drama Coach Carter (2005), and had his breakthrough role in the 2006 dance film Step Up. He gained wider attention for his leading roles in the comedy-drama Magic Mike (2012) and its sequels Magic Mike XXL (2015) and Magic Mike's Last Dance (2023), the latter two of which he also produced, and in the action-comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) and its sequel 22 Jump Street (2014).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Dutch Oil, Dominican Sugar and the Back Doors of the Caribbean Diaspora, 1910-1970


The development of the oil industries on the Dutch Caribbean islands Curaçao (1918) and Aruba (1928) and the booming sugar industries in the Dominican Republic during the American occupation (1916-1924) triggered a heightened interaction between the islands that would last for decades. The initial intensification involved labor migration from the English and Papiamentu-speaking Dutch islands to the sugar factories of San Pedro the Macoris, and a steady stream of temporary sex workers from the Dominican Republic into the Dutch and Dutch-American oil towns of Curaçao and Aruba. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Margo Groenewoud (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute & University of Curaçao) studied the intensified interactions between the Dutch Caribbean and the Dominican Republic in times of occupations, Garveyism, dictatorship and the cold war. In this presentation she shares provisional findings that shed new light on policing and registration, and how this affected agency, belonging and citizenship of so far understudied and invisible groups within the Black diaspora. The presentation is followed by a conversation led by Dr. Chelsea Schields (University of California, Irvine).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Best Laid Plans: Women Coming of Age in Uncertain Times


Jessica Hardie's book demonstrates how planning for the future and pursuing those plans are stratified by social class, race, and gender. Drawing on qualitative data from a five-year period, Best Laid Plans makes the case for why we need to move beyond the individual appeal to “dream bigger” and “plan better” and toward systematic changes that will put young people’s aspirations within reach. Jessica Hardie, received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Family Demography and Individual Development at Penn State University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Bach, Robert Schumann, and More for Violin (In Person AND Online)


Rabia Brooke, violin. Program Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017 Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 Eugene Ysaÿe (1858-1931), Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Colonial Debts: The Case of Puerto Rico


With the largest municipal debt in US history and a major hurricane that destroyed much of the archipelago's infrastructure, Puerto Rico has emerged as a key site for the exploration of neoliberalism and disaster capitalism. Author Rocío Zambrana develops the concept of neoliberal coloniality in light of Puerto Rico's debt crisis. Drawing on decolonial thought and praxis, Zambrana shows how debt functions as an apparatus of predation that transforms how neoliberalism operates. Debt functions as a form of coloniality, intensifying race, gender, and class hierarchies in ways that strengthen the colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. Zambrana also examines the transformation of protest in Puerto Rico. From La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción's actions, long-standing land rescue/occupation in the territory, to the July 2019 protests that ousted former governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, protests pursue variations of decolonial praxis that subvert the positions of power that debt installs. As Zambrana demonstrates, debt reinstalls the colonial condition and adapts the racial/gender order essential to it, thereby emerging as a key site for political-economic subversion and social rearticulation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Doing “The Huckle-Buck”: Jazz and the Long-Playing Record, 1949 to 1955


This talk revisits, retells, and attempts to revise the history of jazz between 1949 and 1955. To do so, Prof.Darren Mueller strace the circulation of “The Huckle-Buck,” a 1949 R&B hit by Paul Williams that would inspire jazz versions by Louis Armstrong, Buck Clayton, and Frank Sinatra (among others). The song’s movement through the record industry occurred in tandem with the adoption of the long-playing record (LP) as a consequential medium for popular music. As the contours of the music industry dramatically shifted, jazz became the only music played by Black musicians to appear on LP despite the genre’s comparatively small market share.  The talk asserts that the repackaging of Black artistry onto a new, prestige format is best understood as a contemporaneous form of cultural repackaging as well. With jazz’s rising popularity, LPs began to circulate racially coded language about the music’s social and economic value. The analysis of “The Huckle-Buck” explores how postwar ideologies of race, class, and gender came to be encoded on the hardware of circulation. It argue the sound of 1950s jazz cannot be separated from its material history. The six-year journey of “The Huckle-Buck” makes clear that recording format remains an under-recognized force on jazz history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Lecture | Lying-in-State: Contradicting Constructions of Louis XIV's Brother Philippe


Professor Domna Stanton will present a chapter from her current book project, The Nation and Its Others: France and Frenchness in the Age of Louis XIV, followed by a discussion and reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Reading | 5 Authors Read from Their Work


Featuring Rebekah Anderson, Sidik Fofana, Dionne Ford, Paul Hlava Ceballos, and Rachel Mannheimer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshop | Coup: Learn to Play the Popular New Game


This is an event where customers can play a featured game with the assistance of staff. Customers will be able to play the chosen game for free, so they can test out some of the most popular titles before unboxing them at home. The featured game will be suitable for all ages, and will be perfect for your next game night with family and friends. The next Game Night will feature the bluffing and bribing card game, Coup. In the game, you play as the head of a family in a corrupt city. Your objective is to sniff out your opponents' schemes, forcing each of them into exile until only you remain...
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conference | The Philosophy of Deep Learning


A two-day conference will explore current issues in AI research from a philosophical perspective, with particular attention to recent work on deep artificial neural networks. The goal is to bring together philosophers and scientists who are thinking about these systems in order to gain a better understanding of their capacities, their limitations, and their relationship to human cognition. The conference will focus especially on topics in the philosophy of cognitive science (rather than on topics in AI ethics and safety).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Mozart and More for Baroque Violin (In Person AND Online)


William J. Drancsak III, baroque violin. Program Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c. 1620-1680), Sonata secunda (from Sonata unarum fidium, 1664) Mozart (1756-1791), String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Sonata in B minor, Op. 5 No. 5 Anonymous, Selections from "The Division-Violin" Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670), Sonata No. 2 "La Cesta", Op. 3 No. 2
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House


Some of the most significant moments in American history have occurred over meals, as U.S. presidents broke bread with friends or foe: Thomas Jefferson's nationbuilding receptions in the new capital, Washington, D.C.; Ulysses S. Grant's state dinner for the king of Hawaii; Teddy Roosevelt's groundbreaking supper with Booker T. Washington; Richard Nixon's practiced use of chopsticks to pry open China; Jimmy Carter's cakes and pies that fueled a detente between Israel and Egypt at Camp David. Here Alex Prud'homme invites readers into the White House kitchen to reveal the sometimes curious tastes of twenty-six of America's most influential presidents, how their meals were prepared and by whom, and the ways their choices affected food policy around the world. And the White House menu grew over time-- from simple eggs and black coffee for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and celebratory turtle soup after and squirrel stew for Dwight Eisenhower, to jelly beans and enchiladas for Ronald Reagan and arugula for Barack Obama. What our leaders say about food touches on everything from our nation's shifting diet and local politics to global trade, science, religion, war, class, gender, race, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Kanten: The Limits of History: Group Exhibition


Artists: Bontaro Dokuyama Taro Furukata Soni Kum Kyun-Chome Ken Okiishi Haji Oh Motoyuki Shitamichi The East Asia Image Collection, Lafayette College The seven artists featured in this multimedia exhibition navigate, reevaluate, and process generational memory—creating artworks that delve into complex issues that have long been established as “history.” Together, these artists demonstrate very distinctive approaches to both the material and immaterial traces of wartime displacement and imperial subjectivization, the blurring of national boundaries, as well as the role of the US in the aftermath of the Asia Pacific War. By juxtaposing their work with a collection of original Japanese wartime postcards, Kanten aims to reveal the limits of memory, narrative, and testimony.
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Film | Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): 6-Time Oscar Winner with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron


In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. Director: George Miller Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult 120 min.
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6:00 pm
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Film | Talking About the Weather (2022): A Woman's Life Balance (online thru Mar. 26)


A woman who is trying to balance her career, relationship, affair, family life and individual freedom. Director: Annika Pinske Stars: Anne Schäfer, Judith Hofmann, Marcel Kohler 89 min. In German with English subtitles
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Opening Reception | Tom Burr John Knight Brandon Ndife Diamond Stingily: Group Show


This cross-generational group of artists use conceptual strategies to quietly subversive ends, making found materials and imagery speak to broader forces in American life. Departing from familiar objects—of commerce, domesticity, or the built environment—they work to stir the repressed or unsanctioned narratives contained in a given form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | Short Films by Students


6:00 pm Undergraduate Drama/Historical Shorts David Huang ROCK SPRINGS (19:40) Eliza Beltz AFFLICTION (20:00) Joseph Schweitzer NEW LIVES (18:45) Friday 6:30 pm. Graduate Thriller and Comedy Shorts Andrew Brame SCHRODINGER (10:49) Blaine Isreal BIG TROUBLE IN TWINCEST TOWN  (10:47) Victor Pigasse MÉNAGE À TROIS (8:51) Friday 7:30 pm Graduate Films   David Rafailedes NEVER BEEN KISSED (8:30) Ian Barling SAFE (16:39) Mary-Catherine Harvey IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HAT (12:00) Friday 8:00 pm Graduate Drama Shorts Caitlyn Johnson BAD BLOOD (11:16) Ella Gibney DON'T FALL ASLEEP (7:20) Marshall Cooper GOODMAN!?! (8:14) ADITI MODY MUMMY' (17:53) Friday 9:00 pm Undergraduate Experimental Shorts   Samuel Smith LANDLINE (2:13) John Keville SOUTHERN CROSS (14:59) Margot Piorkowski LETTER TO MY FRANCE (11:00) Caid Slattery SANGUINE FATHER (15:09) Friday 9:30 pm Graduate Family and New York Stories Shorts Noam Argov SULAM (THE LADDER) (10:52) Nada Bedair WADING (9:35) Christian Del Rio Solorzano I AM NEITHER HERE NOR THERE (11:06) Elizabeth Rao LATE SUMMER (8:04)
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Lecture | Timeless Architecture: Finding Kronos (in-person and online)


What can we leave for the 22nd century? There are many divinations about oldness, but unlike trees or fossils, the age of architecture is too young for radiocarbon dating. There are only the stories written by human beings. However, history is not science but memorandum, memorandum is nothing more than data, and data is nothing more than a result. Takaharu and Yui Tezuka discuss the future, not the past. There are world heritage buildings older than a millennium where most of the materials have been replaced during restoration processes. It is necessary to replace some materials to meet modern needs, and thus the longevity of a building has nothing to do with the durability of material—most old architecture is fragile and needs to be taken care of. The inclined wall and aged floor are seen as authenticity of the architecture. Functionality has nothing to do with the life span of a building—old architecture is usually inefficient compared to modern architecture. Nothing is old at the beginning of its existence. If the architecture was built as old, it wouldn't last long. What makes a city old? No architect knows how long the architecture will last when they build it. Only Kronos knows which one will last.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Water, Art, and Activism


René van Engelenburg, the Artistic and General Director of Dropstuff Media; Sarah Cameron Sunde, a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and environmental interdisciplinary artist; and Tim Gilman-Ševčík, the Executive Director of the RETI Center, gather for a panel discussion that explores the importance of water and how art can serve as a conduit for activism and awareness. Together, these artists will discuss how water is essential for life, but access to clean drinking water is becoming increasingly more scarce for many people throughout the world. They will also talk through what is being done to spread awareness and protect this valuable commodity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Crecy, the Battle of Five Kings (online)


Dr. Michael Livingston on his groundbreaking new study of the battle of Crécy, in which the outnumbered English under King Edward III won a decisive victory over the French and changed the course of the Hundred Years War.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Party | A Celebration of Life Honoring R&B Legend Chuck Jackson Hosted by Grammy Winner Dionne Warwick


The departed legendary R&B hitmaker/crooner Chuck Jackson will be honored in a Celebration Of Life event - hosted by Grammy winning icon Dionne Warwick, performing arts advocate Voza Rivers (Executive Director of the New Heritage Theater in NYC’s Harlem) and legendary songwriter/singer Valerie Simpson. Chuck Jackson was known for hits such as “Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird),” “I Don’t Want To Cry,” and “I Keep Forgettin.’” His passionate performances have thrilled fans and music lovers alike. The Celebration Of Life will bring together family, friends, fans, and fellow musicians to pay tribute to Jackson’s legacy. The program will feature live performances from artists such as the legendary Melba Moore, video tributes from music industry colleagues, personal remembrances from retired Congressman the Honorable Charles Rangel, and others. To RSVP, call Double XXposure at 201-224-6570 or email theellerbeegroup@aol.com
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Cuban Sketches for Piano (in Person and Online)


The pianist Mariel Mayz launches her latest album, dedicated to Leo Brouwer's piano music and featuring premiere recordings of piano music by Cuban composer superstar Leo Brouwer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | Performance Art: Drawing in Circles WHY?:


Joan Jonas’ and Eiko Otake discovered shared influences including Japanese theater, film, dance, and literature as well as an intense interest in one another’s divergent processes with regard to live performance and video. In 2019, they began experimenting in Jonas’ studio both in New York and in Nova Scotia. During the pandemic, Danspace’s director and curator Judy Hussie-Taylor invited Eiko and Joan first to a public conversation in 2020 then to collaborate in 2021 on a video With the Earth at My Waistline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Solo and Chamber Music Celebrating NYC Composers and the Centennial of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue


Alexander Wu, piano; Third Street faculty; and guest artists. Program Featuring the Music Of: Victoria Bond (1945-present) Niloufar Nourbakhsh Debra Kaye Tania León (1943-present) Jessie Montgomery (1981-present) Nailah Siniakova Chen Yi (1953-present) Dina Pruzhansky George Gershwin (1898-1937) Hugh Sam Neal Kirkwood
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Discussion | Ukrainian Musician Recounts His Creative Journey


Zheka “Koshmar” Varva (born in 1967, in Kharkiv, Ukraine) is a founder and front man of Ky-Ky (Cuckoo) band, created in 1987, named after Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest — one of the most provocative and original underground collectives to have emerged during the last decade of the Soviet Union. He will be in conversation with Mike (Misha) Danilin, talking about his over 30 years long’ quest – both in time and space – in search of identity and performance. The journey begins in Soviet Kharkiv at the end of the 80s, then moves on to New York to where Koshmar immigrated in the early 90s having witnessed the USSR collapse in 1991. It continues in Kharkiv of the early 2010s to where he returned to witness the formation of the Ukrainian nation-state in the works, followed by the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the Russian-sponsored separatist war in the Donbas region shortly after (2014). In 2022, Koshmar escaped to Albania from Kharkiv with his family after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. Sometimes soaking with irony and sometimes verging on tragic, Koshmar’s songs always tend to capture the attention of the audience: they are created not only to entertain but to make one think and empathize. Once upon a time these songs, along with the rest of contemporary Soviet / Russian rock, led to the USSR’s collapse, to follow the popular cliche. Nowadays, they sound surprisingly fresh again in the light of currently ongoing war. As many Ukrainian musicians who were born and developed as artists during the Soviet era, Koshmar writes and performs his songs in Russian. Nevertheless, he is an active supporter of Ukraine’s independence in its war against the brutal Russian invasion. Koshmar stays in constant contact with many well-known and influential musicians from Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and other parts of the globe who share the same vision and values of a peaceful and just world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Classics from the History of Latin Jazz


Composer, educator and musician Andrea Brachfeld has devoted more than a half-century of study to the mastery of the flute. Brachfeld has played alongside any number of legendary musicians, including Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, Ray Barretto and Paquito D'Rivera. Although her diverse ten-album discography displays a deep fluency in devotional music, funk, and straight-ahead jazz, Brachfeld is probably best known for her accomplishments as the lead flutist for the popular New York combo Charanga '76, which earned her the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award. Brachfeld will be joined in her headliner return by her eight-piece orchestra Son Charanga for a joyous exploration of the Charanga '76 catalogue and more classics from the history of Latin jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Vocal Works by Mozart, Stravinsky, and More


George Manahan, conductor; and Shan Hai, soprano. Featuring works by Dai Wei (1991-present), Mozart (1756-1791), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), and Stravinsky (1882-1971).
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Play | Botticelli in the Fire: The Fever in Florence


Playboy painter Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear – and the wife – of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as Florence's hottest young apprentice, Leonardo. While working on his breakthrough commission, The Birth of Venus, Botticelli's devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As plague sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Girolamo Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival. Written by Jordan Tannahill. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Modern Works for Jazz Alto Saxophone (In Person AND Online)


Coby Petricone-Berg, jazz alto saxophone. Program Coby Petricone-Berg, Feet on Pavement Coby Petricone-Berg, Engine Harold Arlen (1905-1986), This Time the Dream's on Me Coby Petricone-Berg, Slipping Coby Petricone-Berg, All is Well Coby Petricone-Berg, Village
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Classical Music | Works by Brahms and More for Violin (In Person AND Online)


Phoebe Gardner, violin. Program Brahms (1833-1897), Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Sonate pour Violon et Piano, FP.119 Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), Variations on a Theme of Corelli
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