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51 free events take place on Wednesday, March 29 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 29 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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free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973 (in-person and online)
free events nyc The Smart Mission: NASA's Lessons for Managing Knowledge, People, and Projects (in-person and online)
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Workshop | Core Body Boot Camp


A community-driven pop-up fitness group for an early-morning core body boot camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Core Body Boot Camp

Discussion | Curatorial Roundtable (online)


A a talk with Farid Rakun, a member of the artists’ collective ruangrupa, with whom he co-curated documenta 15 (2022) in Kassel, Germany. With ruangrupa, Rakun also co-curated “SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION” (2016) in Arnhem, The Netherlands. As an instigator, he has intervened in various global institutions, such as Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia, Sharjah Biennial, Bienal de Sao Paulo and basis voor actuele kunst (BAK). Rakun will speak about his work in these various contexts. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Curatorial Roundtable (online)

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Park Walks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Talk | Supporting NYC’s Aging Population: A Public Health Approach (in-person and online)


NYC Commissioner of Health Ashwin Vasan leads this seminar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Supporting NYC&rsquo;s Aging Population: A Public Health Approach (in-person and online)

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
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Tours, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

Discussion | “Sweet Kitsch, I can’t do that.” The Art of Maria Luiko (online)


The artistic work of Maria Luiko (1904-1941), born Marie Luise Kohn in Munich, is characterized by an impressive diversity. In addition to drawings, watercolors and oil paintings, she created prints using various printing processes and paper cuts, and designed book illustrations, stage sets and marionettes. Already during her studies at the local Academy of Fine Arts and her training at the School of Applied Arts she was included in exhibitions in the Munich Glass Palace (Münchner Glaspalast). Her career was brutally cut short by the Nazi regime. In 1933 Luiko was expelled from the Reich Association of Fine Artists and was banned from exhibiting. Until 1939 she contributed to the Jewish Cultural Association and the Marionette Theater of Munich Jewish Artists. A large part of her graphic works, in which she critically deals with the current living conditions and everyday situations, were created during this time. On November 20, 1941 Maria Luiko was deported to Kaunas in Lithuania together with her sister Dr. Elisabeth Kohn, her mother Olga Kohn (nee Schulhöfer) and 996 other Jews and murdered there. Presentations by Wolfram P. Kastner, curator and artist, and Mascha Erbelding, director of the Puppet Theatre / Fairground Attractions Collection at Münchner Stadtmuseum (Munich City Museum), will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A. Introduced by Rachel Stern, director and CEO of the Fritz Ascher Society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, &ldquo;Sweet Kitsch, I can&rsquo;t do that.&rdquo; The Art of Maria Luiko (online)

Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
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Gallery Talks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour

Discussion | Ideological (Trans)formations after Feb. 24, 2022: How Do Ordinary Russians Perceive the War in Ukraine? (online)


Since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Russian citizens’ perception of the war has been one of the central issues discussed by scholars and the public alike. While quantitative surveys attempt to describe the structure and the dynamic of Russians’ support for the war, they do not show how citizens perceive the conflict, what exactly they “approve” or “disapprove” of, to whom they attribute responsibility for the invasion, and how they see their own role in the ongoing conflict. Qualitative studies are needed to understand how Russian society perceives the war. The Public Sociology Laboratory and a group of volunteers are conducting such a study. This project does not seek to objectively represent the proportions of different opinions on the war in Ukraine. Their goal is to capture and qualitatively describe the range of existing ways Russia’s military action in Ukraine is perceived and to understand the logic behind the evolution of these perceptions. They rely on in-depth sociological interviews collected via face-to-face or online conversations. Respondents are recruited through the researchers’ social networks, and snowball sampling is used. Currently, their dataset includes 213 anonymous sociological interviews.
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Ideological (Trans)formations after Feb. 24, 2022: How Do Ordinary Russians Perceive the War in Ukraine? (online)

Discussion | Jewish Female Mental-Health Professionals Between Poland, the Nazis, and America: Memory, History, and Interpretation


A discussion with Klara Naszkowska. Moderated by Christopher Caes. The forced migration of the Jewish people from Europe to the United States in 1933-1941 is one of the most significant phenomena in twentieth-century intellectual history. However, close to nothing has been written on over eighty Jewish women mental-health professionals (mostly psychoanalysts) who fled Nazi persecution to the US, where they became "essential workers" in mental-health care when America joined World War II. Their professional contributions notwithstanding, they are now neglected, understudied, and at risk of being forgotten. The presentation introduces the diaspora of Polish Jewish mental-health professionals: psychoanalysts, social workers, child welfare workers, social psychologists, and body psychotherapists. It will discuss their personal and professional biographies, including family and religious backgrounds, education and career patterns, experiences of exile and (non)belonging, their relationships with the past, and the construction of national, spiritual and cultural identities, with a special attention to Jewish identity. The presentation is based on an ongoing research project located at the intersection of Jewish gender and women's studies, personal and oral history, and immigration. The primary source of information on the women under investigation is archival personal accounts: unpublished memoirs, correspondence, interviews, diaries, remnants, memories, and post-memories, along with original interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues. Klara Naszkowska, PhD is a Polish Jewish research scholar, educator, writer, and organizer. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship at Union Theological Seminary in New York and the Founding Director of the International Association for Spielrein Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Jewish Female Mental-Health Professionals Between Poland, the Nazis, and America: Memory, History, and Interpretation

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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Workshops, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Juggling in the Park

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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City Walk | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past.
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12:15 pm
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City Walks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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.
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Concerts, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Discussion | 40 Years Apart and Imprisoned: Activism, Love, and Liberation (in-person and online)


A screening of the documentary short By Your Side followed by a discussion with the directors, Michael and Debbie Davis, moderated by Calvin John Smiley, Associate Professor of Sociology. Debbie and Michael (Africa) Davis are two members of the MOVE 9, a Black liberation and environmental organization, who, following a 1978 altercation between the Philadelphia police, were convicted and sentenced to 30-100 years in prison. Two members died in custody, while the seven remaining members, including the Davises, were granted parole and released from prison between the years 2018 through 2020.
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, 40 Years Apart and Imprisoned: Activism, Love, and Liberation (in-person and online)

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Adult Chorus

Lecture | Avoiding the Global Debt Trap


The Covid-19 pandemic, which coincided with a quantitative loosening and lowering of interest rates, led to public debt piling up across the globe, but especially in the Global South. The war in Ukraine only compounded the problem, as interest rates rose, further increasing borrowing countries’ vulnerability to default. As the dollar appreciates in value, countries across the globe face looming external debt crises, which reinforces the uneven power dynamics of the international system. Martin Guzman has firsthand knowledge of such crises. From 2019 to 2022, he served as Argentina’s Minister of Economy, where he managed a sovereign debt crisis that included the second largest debt restructuring in history. Guzman will share his thoughts on how countries can manage these crises going forward. He also will address ways to make the global financial system and its regulatory frameworks more fair going forward.
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Avoiding the Global Debt Trap

Discussion | How to Keep the UN Environmental Agenda in Times of Crisis (online)


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken political institutions and the ways they prioritize some issues over others. In the United Nations system divided into programs and agencies working on separate issue areas, such a crisis challenges those in charge of promoting long-term concerns. Professor Lucile Maertens and Dr. Luis Rivera-Vélez from the University of Lausanne share insights into how UN actors keep an issue, which is not seen as a priority, on the agenda in times of crisis? Based on an investigation of the UN environmental agenda in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maertens  and Rivera-Vélez highlight the practices through which UN staff attempts to maintain the environment on the agenda at the operational and policy levels.  In conversation with Daniel Naujoks, Director, International Organization & UN Studies, School of International and Public Affairs and Fabien Cottier, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University.  ---
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, How to Keep the UN Environmental Agenda in Times of Crisis (online)

Discussion | Statehood as a Decolonizing Option for Puerto Rico? (online)


Is statehood a pathway towards decolonization? What are the implications of Puerto Rico shifting its status from an unincorporated territory to a state? With Prof. Christina D. Ponsa Kraus and Rep. José Bernardo Márquez.
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Lecture | The History of Ballroom Dancing (In Person AND Online)


Join Arlene Yu, former Dance Division staff member, for a video journey through ballroom competition history. Sharing video clips from the 1960s to the present, Yu will discuss changes in the International Latin category over time, including technique, costume, hair and makeup, and gender pairings, to help increase understanding and deepen appreciation of the genre. About the Speaker Arlene Yu is Director of Knowledge and Legacy at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She has presented on the history of dance as a discipline and subject for cataloging before the Society of American Archivists and on Asian American dance in the archives before the Dance Studies Association, and has also contributed a chapter to Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies. Yu served on the board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, helping to lead the association through its merger with the Congress on Research in Dance to form the Dance Studies Association in 2017. She is a past panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has an MSILS from Pratt Institute and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University. Yu is a two-time Blackpool and five-time World Championship amateur finalist, as well as the holder of five U.S. national amateur championships in three age categories in the International Latin discipline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, The History of Ballroom Dancing (In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Vocal Works by Bach (In Person AND Online)


Featuring members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Margaret Carpenter Haigh, Brian Giebler, Clifton Massey, and Jonathan Woody; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131 (1707) Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 (1707)
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Vocal Works by Bach (In Person AND Online)

Film | Boom! (1968) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton


Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton tackle a Tennessee Williams screenplay about a dying woman and an enigmatic poet on a Mediterranean island. Director: Joseph Losey Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noel Coward Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. Richard Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s and gave a memorable performance as Hamlet in 1964. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He received BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton became a top box office star, and by the late 1960s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Boom! (1968) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
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Park Walk | Lighting Central Park Tour (online)


See the park in a new light on this virtual tour with award-winning lighting designer Michael Hennes. As night falls, Central Park’s iconic landmarks come to life with a bewitching glow that transforms the Park. Explore the Park’s award-winning lighting designs with none other than the architectural lighting expert who created them: Michael Hennes, Associate Principal and Project Director at Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design. This virtual tour will provide unique insights into the Central Park Conservancy’s restoration projects and their bespoke lighting technologies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Lighting Central Park Tour (online)

Opening Reception | Roots: Group Exhibition


Artists featured in this exhibition are:  Ok-Sun Maeng; Hyo-Chong Yoo; Yuran Lee; Won Hee Min; Claire Won Kang; Young Hee Kim; Sun Young Won; In-soon Shin; Han Namin Jeannie Choe; Minja Kim; Myung Sook Ryu Kim; Miran Kim; Jenny Kim; Sunghae Kim; Hyun Joo Cho; Hyun Ju Min; Misoo Kim; Hongmi Kim Hoog; Helen Draves; Haera Han; Min Kim; Jeong Julia Lee; Yuna Yang
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Roots: Group Exhibition

Master Class | Jazz Guitar Master Class


A master class with Miles Okazaki. Miles Okazaki is an American guitarist and composer based in New York City. His musical style is described by the New York Times as "utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting -- not just in jazz, but any kind." His debut album Mirror was released independently in 2006 and received a "Critic's Pick" in the New York Times, calling it "a work of sustained collectivity as well as deep intricacy." His second album, Generations, was described by pianist Vijay Iyer as "the sonic equivalent of Escher or Borges, but with real emotional heft" in Artforum's "Best Music of 2009." His third album, Figurations, was recorded live at the Jazz Gallery in NYC with a quartet, and was selected as one of the New York Times top ten albums of 2012. He has continued to receive critical acclaim for each additional album.
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Book Discussion | War and Justice in the 21st Century: A Case Study on the International Criminal Court and its Interaction with the War on Terror


This is the inside story of the International Criminal Court, one of the most innovative international institutions, from the unique perspective of its first Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, War and Justice in the 21st Century: A Case Study on the International Criminal Court and its Interaction with the War on Terror

Lecture | Affecting Belief in the Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Monastery (in-person and online)


Modern scholars often presume that monks and nuns, the most educated, committed Christian devotees in eleventh- and twelfth-century western Europe, were steadfast in their religious convictions. But even to them, belief and devotion were a struggle. In this talk, Lauren Mancia will describe the various, highly emotional, multi-media ways in which Christian belief was cultivated in the eleventh- and twelfth-century monastic context. She will also ponder the various methods that we as scholars currently use to piece together historical belief, and will suggest some new paths that we could pursue to better understand historical religious experience. Speaker: Lauren Mancia, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | 2 Books on Geopolitics: Protesting Jordan / Violence and Representation in the Arab Uprisings


Benoit Challand (associate professor, Sociology) and Jill Schwedler (professor, Politics, CUNY Graduate Center) will engage in exploring the theoretical foundations and political manifestations of radical democratic and anti-colonial traditions and discuss the politics of space and mobilization, as well as the impact of informal politics in the Arab Middle East, before, during and after the Arab uprisings of 2011. The two authors will discuss each other's books: Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent, Jillian Schwedler Protest has been a key method of political claim-making in Jordan from the late Ottoman period to the present day. More than moments of rupture within normal-time politics, protests have been central to challenging state power, as well as reproducing it--and the spatial dynamics of protests play a central role in the construction of both state and society. Based on twenty-five years of field research, Protesting Jordan examines protests as they are situated in the built environment, bringing together considerations of networks, spatial imaginaries, space and place-making, and political geographies at local, national, regional, and global scales. Schwedler considers the impact of time and temporality in the lifecycles of individual movements. Violence and Representation in the Arab Uprisings, Benoit Challand Providing a longue duree perspective on the Arab uprisings of 2011, Benoit Challand narrates the transformation of citizenship in the Arab Middle East, from a condition of latent citizenship in the colonial and post-independence era to the revolutionary dynamics that stimulated democratic participation. Considering the parallel histories of citizenship in Yemen and Tunisia, Challand develops innovative theories of violence and representation that view cultural representations as calls for a decentralized political order and democratic accountability over the security forces. He argues that a new collective imaginary emerged in 2011 when the people represented itself as the only legitimate power able to decide when violence ought to be used to protect all citizens from corrupt power. Shedding light upon uprisings in Yemen and Tunisia, but also elsewhere in the Middle East, this book offers deeper insights into conceptions of violence, representation, and democracy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, 2 Books on Geopolitics: Protesting Jordan / Violence and Representation in the Arab Uprisings

Film | Boom! (1968) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton


Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton tackle a Tennessee Williams screenplay about a dying woman and an enigmatic poet on a Mediterranean island.  Director: Joseph Losey Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. Richard Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s and gave a memorable performance as Hamlet in 1964. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He received BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton became a top box office star, and by the late 1960s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
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Films, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Boom! (1968) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Opening Reception | Giacomo Piussi: Daylight


An exhibition of 20 paintings by Giacomo Piussi, Daylight explores a playful world where dreams and reality meld together to create surreal moments. When engaging with Piussi's work, we enter an arena where we are immersed in childlike delight. We experience snapshot images of a world reduced to its essence, in a seemingly comic-book style that has echoes of Giotto and Paolo Uccello, and even of medieval illuminations.  
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Giacomo Piussi: Daylight

Opening Reception | Priscilla Aleman; In a Field of Ancient Stars


An immersive installation of archaeologically-informed new works by Priscilla Aleman, the 2023 YoungArts recipient. Spanning printed photography, sculpture, and mixed media assemblage of found-and-altered materials like National Geographic magazines, the show centers on images born from the artists’ field studies in the Global South. Aleman’s research and artwork invites viewers to examine archeological and lens-based materials to consider the waves and ways we are interconnected; it resuscitates both real and imagined memories by creating portals to New and Old worlds. In this body of work brought forth during her residency, Aleman looks at the meaning and resonance of sports and how sports leave archeological traces that ignite an energetic field and hold cosmologies.
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Priscilla Aleman; In a Field of Ancient Stars

Opening Reception | Priscilla Aleman: New Work


The Baxter St x YoungArts partnership is a unique opportunity for past YoungArts award recipients working in the field of lens-based art to gain experience and visibility, as well as build a community for their first New York City exhibition at Baxter St. This residency offers support, one-on-one critiques, a solo exhibition, and access to members of Baxter St’s Art Advisory Board and YoungArts leadership.
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Priscilla Aleman: New Work

Gallery Talk | We Act As If It Is Possible: Black Feminist Aesthetics for Black Power: Exhibition Tour (online)


In this talk, Eesha Pandit and Robin Boylorn of the Crunk Feminist Collective will discuss the long-standing impact of a Black feminist aesthetic on the art of the movements that build Black Power. Taking images from the permanent collection and current exhibition Black Power to Black People, this wide-ranging conversation will explore images and ephemera created by and of Black cis and trans women that forge a visual style in service of radically transforming the world. Questions strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, All-Women Jazz Chamber

Discussion | Disability, Chronic Illness, and Inclusion in Academia (online)


Panelists will have a chance to discuss their current disability research and work, their field’s contributions to disability research at large, and what they see as the future of disability research, advocacy, and inclusivity. The session will conclude with a Q&A.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Disability, Chronic Illness, and Inclusion in Academia (online)
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Concerts, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Sonatenabend Concert (In Person AND Online)

Lecture | The Paris School of Jewish Thought: An Intellectual, Philosophical, and Spiritual Renewal in the Wake of the Holocaust (in-person and online)


In France, during the decades that followed World War II and the Shoah, an impressive attempt was made to rebuild Jewish life and thought, and to invent new ways of being Jewish in the post-Holocaust secular world. Known as the Paris School of Jewish Thought, this collective enterprise gathered an incredible variety of Jewish scholars, rabbis, philosophers, scientists, and writers, both religious and secular, from a wide range of backgrounds. This talk sheds light on the major role played by these thinkers who addressed political, philosophical, and spiritual challenges that remain relevant today. Speaker Sophie Nordmann teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Jewish Thought in the Department of Religious Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris (PSL University).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, The Paris School of Jewish Thought: An Intellectual, Philosophical, and Spiritual Renewal in the Wake of the Holocaust (in-person and online)

Lecture | Conservation and Environmental Policy in Brazil (in-person and online)


Speaker: Jose Maria da Silva, Professor and Chair of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of Miami, and Former Executive Vice President, Conservation International
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Conservation and Environmental Policy in Brazil (in-person and online)

Opening Reception | Yevgeniy Fiks:The Wayland Rudd Collection


A conceptual project by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks that assembles an archive of visual works testifying to the Soviet Union’s engagement with race relations in the United States and decolonization efforts in Africa. Rudd, the Collection’s namesake, left America for the Soviet Union in the 1930s to pursue his ambitions of becoming a stage actor whose career would be unhindered by racial discrimination in America. The collection contains poster art and postcards Fiks has selected as typifying the representation of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet graphic production and propaganda. It reveals a complex entanglement of race and communism while also serving to remind us of the conflicted legacies of Soviet propaganda and the geopolitics of racism, both domestic and international, in the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Yevgeniy Fiks:The Wayland Rudd Collection

Lecture | Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973 (in-person and online)


Before Picasso became Picasso -- the iconic artist now celebrated as one of France's leading figures -- he was constantly surveilled by the police, facing a triple stigma as a foreigner, a political radical, and an avant-garde artist. Biographer Annie-Cohen Solal presents a bold new understanding of Pablo Picasso's tempestuous relationship with his adopted homeland in this groundbreaking narrative. Cohen-Solal, a distinguished professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, who has also written biographies of Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Castelli, and Mark Rothko, speaks with Blair Asbury Brooks, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900-1973 (in-person and online)

Screening | the world like a jewel in the hand (2022): Short Film on Looted Museum Pieces


Objects held captive in museums and archives outside of the places from where they were looted are only the tip of the iceberg of the mass colonial plunder of Africa. Substantial wealth has been accumulated through the extraction of raw materials, labor, knowledge, and skills throughout the continent, including the co-option of "visual wealth" attained by putting people in front of the colonizers' cameras. This long and enduring ransack cannot be addressed through the discourse or act of restitution alone, especially when arguments are made in support of the return of individual objects only. Rather, it requires a questioning of the imperial structures of the world in which we live. Within the wide landscape opened by this questioning, this film focuses on the destruction of the Jewish Muslim world that existed in North Africa. The film insists on making it imaginable and inhabitable again. Director: Ariella Aisha Azoulay 58 min. Followed by a conversation with the filmmaker
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Screenings, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, the world like a jewel in the hand (2022): Short Film on Looted Museum Pieces

Discussion | Beyond the Field: The Rise of African Football (online)


This discussion will explore the cultural, economic and social impacts of football in Africa. With the emergence of African football stars such as George Weah, Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba and the African teams impressive performances in international competitions such as the world cup, there has been increased interest, investment and growth in African players across the continent. Together Sean Jacobs and Hisham Aidi will further examine the role of identity politics in African football, the history of colonialism and the challenges African players are faced while playing for international teams.
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Beyond the Field: The Rise of African Football (online)

Lecture | Guns, Germ and Wood: The Landscape of U.S. Settler Colonialism


In the nineteenth century, settlers spread across North America with astonishing speed, dislodging Native peoples as they did. In this lecture, Daniel Immerwahr explores the environmental dimension of that. North America was (and is) unusual for its bounty of timber; the present-day United States is where the world’s tallest, oldest, and largest trees all grow. This timber, Immerwahr argues, facilitated settler colonialism in two important ways. It attracted settlers and subsidized their activities, allowing them to build up their habitations quickly and cheaply. And it allowed them to not just evacuate but annihilate Native towns, with torches. Speaker Daniel Immerwahr is from Northwestern University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Guns, Germ and Wood: The Landscape of U.S. Settler Colonialism

Talk | Photographer Talk: Working with Research


Lisa Oppenheim gives an artist's talk about her work. Oppenheim is recognized for working with photography but is not strictly limited to it. She also draws upon the resources of libraries, collections, and online repositories as a point of departure for work that is layered and at times starkly abstract. Last fall she had a solo show Spolia at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. Her work will be included in the upcoming traveling exhibition Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Photographer Talk: Working with Research

Book Discussion | Lone Women: Fleeing to Montana


Set in 1915, Victor LaValle's novel follows Adelaide Henry fleeing to Montana to claim free land from the government with her forever-locked trunk–because when the trunk is opened, people around Adelaide start to disappear. The event will feature a dramatic reading from Lone Women and the opportunity to engage in question-based discussion with Victor LaValle about the craft of writing, the creation of rich worlds in the genre of horror, and Adelaide’s story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Lone Women: Fleeing to Montana

Book Discussion | Surface Relations: Queer Forms of Asian Inscrutability (online)


Author Vivian Huang traces how Asian and Asian American artists have strategically reworked the pernicious stereotype of inscrutability as a dynamic antiracist, feminist, and queer form of resistance. Surface Relations received the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award. For this online roundtable, Shimakawa, Eng, and Min will offer brief responses to the book before joining Huang in a conversation. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Surface Relations: Queer Forms of Asian Inscrutability&nbsp;(online)

Discussion | Does It Matter She's Jewish (or Muslim? or Mormon?)


When should a journalist include the religion or ethnicity of a politician, celebrity, or businessperson? This is a practical and ethical question that journalists regularly face but don't always articulate. When is it essential to note a person's identity in your reporting, when is it an option, and when is it offensive? Prof. Samuel Freedman, with journalists Emma Green and Arun Venugopal, will tackle this question in a panel discussion moderated by Jane Eisner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Does It Matter She's Jewish (or Muslim? or Mormon?)

Performance | Open Mic


Share a monologue, play a song, tell a story, or simply listen and reflect at this evening of open performance.
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Performances, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Open Mic

Book Discussion | The Smart Mission: NASA's Lessons for Managing Knowledge, People, and Projects (in-person and online)


In their latest book, authors and project management experts Edward Hoffman and Larry Prusak challenge the conventional wisdom on project management, positioning human skills, knowledge, and expertise - not controls, processes, and tools - as the main drivers of success in today's project-based workplace. During this engaging conversation, the authors will draw on examples from NASA and other leading organizations across industries and around the globe to illustrate how successful organizations leverage knowledge-based cultures to execute successful projects at micro, macro, and global scales.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:45 pm
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Book Discussions, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, The Smart Mission: NASA's Lessons for Managing Knowledge, People, and Projects (in-person and online)

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich, and More for Viola (In Person AND Online)


Program Schubert (1797-1828), Grand Duo in A Major, D. 574 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello in C Major, BWV 1009 Shostakovich (1906-1975), Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 5 for Solo Cello in C minor, BWV 1011 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), Viola Concerto "Der Schwanendreher" Schubert (1797-1828), Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D. 821 Frank Bridge (1879-1941), Two Pieces for Viola and Piano York Bowen (1884-1961), Viola Concerto Bizet (1838-1875), La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
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Concerts, March 29, 2023, 03/29/2023, Works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich, and More for Viola (In Person AND Online)
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