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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 5, 2024?

39 free events take place on Tuesday, March 5 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 5 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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39 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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


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


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lecture | Afghanistan After Two Years of Taliban Rule (online)


This seminar will examine the past two years of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, including its internal political landscape and complex relationships with the regional and international community. Beginning with a survey of Afghanistan’s political history, the seminar will look at critical periods of peace, unrest, and development in the Republic, the influence of international agreements such as the 2001 Bonn Agreement and 2021 Doha Accords, and the role of the United States and its allies in building Afghanistan, and the fall of the Republic to the Taliban on August 15, 2021. In the two years following the Taliban takeover, the people of Afghanistan have experienced extensive human rights abuses, political crackdowns, the targeting of opponents, the marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities, and harsh restrictions on women’s and girls’ fundamental rights. In addition to these political abuses, Afghanistan faces extreme food shortages, a worsening economy, and a dire humanitarian situation. Using up-to-date news stories and current reporting, this seminar will investigate the many challenges Afghanistan now faces under Taliban rule, ask how the nation ended up here, and explore the future possibilities for the country. First of 10 sessions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lecture | The Iconography of Antisemitism: Continuity and Change (online)


A talk by Maiken Umbach, Professor, Modern History, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Book Discussion | The Boy with the Star Tattoo: Epic Historical Novel (online)


From author Talia Carner comes an epic historical novel of ingenuity and courage, of love and loss, spanning postwar France when Israeli agents roamed the countryside to rescue hidden Jewish orphans—to the 1969 daring escape of the Israeli boats of Cherbourg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Discussion | The Boy with the Star Tattoo: Nazi-Era France and Israel (online)


Talia Carner isn’t one of those novelists who began writing while still in grade school. Before turning to fiction, she lived a full life working for Redbook and as publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. Beyond her day jobs, she also taught entrepreneurial skills to Russian women, participated in the historic 1995 Women’s Conference in Beijing, worked with African women on their campaign against clitoridectomy and Indian women on theirs against bride burning. The realities she experienced and heard firsthand propelled her into fiction, into weaving novels about the abuse of Chinese orphans, the betrayal of molested children by US courts and the subjugation of women. However, in her latest, The Boy with the Star Tattoo, she turns her masterful storytelling in a different direction, to Nazi-era France and Israel. The drama is unleashed by the wrenching decision of a French Jewish mother on the eve of World War II that has repercussions in Israel two decades later.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Book Discussion | Grow and Hide: The History of America’s Health Care State


Dr. Colleen Grogan provides an in-depth history of the American health care state, revealing how the public has been misled about the true role of government. Through what Grogan terms the “grow-and-hide regime,” the US created a publicly financed system--long before the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965--while framing it as the opposite. Today, the state's role is larger than ever, yet it remains largely hidden because stakeholders—namely, private actors and their allies in government—have repeatedly, and successfully, presented the illusion of minimal government involvement. As Grogan shows, “private” and “public” are not real descriptors of the system but rather political frames for “good” and “bad.” The consequences of this narrative are scarce accountability and a highly unequal distribution of benefits. Given how much the government already invests, the distribution of these funds is a fundamental political question for the American public—not one that should be decided by the private sector. Before sweeping reform can ever fix America's broken health care system, we must have an honest discussion about the significant public investment buoying the private sector.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | State of America Summit 2024: Democracy Is on the Ballot (online)


Democracy is on the ballot in 2024. Who will determine its fate? The 2024 election will shape the fate of our democratic values. This is a conversation on the issues that define us. How are reproductive rights shaping the electoral map? Who holds sway over public education? Has the Republican party tilted too far to the right? Is the electoral college still serving its intended purpose? In 2024, these questions could determine the fate of American democracy. The State of America Summit is here to help you answer them before you head to the polls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Queer and Trans Abstractions in Contemporary Art


While representation is historically central to queer and trans politics, abstraction has become a major tactic of queer and trans art practices that undermine easy legibility in favor of formal and material experimentation. Lex Lancaster’s recent book, Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2022), investigates this phenomenon by forging a formalist and materialist approach to take abstraction seriously as queer, trans, anti-racist, and "crip" processes rather than a style or appearance. In this talk, Lancaster, who is assistant professor of art history, also considers trans tactics of materiality in sculptures and installations that destabilize normative ontological processes and perceptions by working with the everyday material forces that shape individual and collective bodies. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 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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Film | Death of Stalin (2017) with Steve Buscemi


When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl, and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government? Director: Armando Iannucci Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor Steve Buscemi is known for his work as an acclaimed character actor. His early credits consist of major roles in independent film productions such as the AIDS drama Parting Glances (1986), Mystery Train (1989), In the Soup (1992), and his breakout role as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Organ Works (In Person AND Online)


Cecily Demarco, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Talk | Papermaking for a Livable Future (online)


Drawing on the history of her South Louisiana landscape, Hannah Chalew creates artwork using “plasticane” paper: an amalgamation of bagasse, the waste product of sugarcane production, and shredded disposable plastic waste, the byproduct of fossil fuel extraction. Examining the influences of capitalism and racism on the exploitation of Louisiana’s people and ecologies, including the legacy of forced labor plantations and fossil fuel extraction, burning and refining, Chalew uses “plasticane” to hold the history of how we got to this moment in time and to create visions of a future our descendants might inherit if we do not change course.  In this talk, Chalew will describe her artistic practice in traditional drawing and dimensional papermaking as a means towards imagining a different future through art. By using renewable materials from her local ecosystem, Chalew offers an alternate perspective on how we can relate to our world, inviting viewers to rethink how we can break the cycles we are stuck in and imagine a livable future for Louisiana and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | The Applied Psychology of Money (online)


A conversation with three leading experts in the fields of financial psychology and the psychology of financial planning. Topics of discussion include: -- Cross-culture planning - CFP is a global designation. Many high-net-worth families are global families. How should advisors work with people from different backgrounds? -- Positive psychology in financial planning - why and how this movement matters to financial planners? How should advisors incorporate solution-focused techniques into financial planning conversations and discovery interviews? -- Adaptive role of the financial planner in the face of AI - what we expect and what advisors can do to get ahead/be more prepared for the future? -- Training recommendations on financial psychology and positive psychology - how and where can advisors find additional training in these areas and what this means to their business practices, scalability, and services. Panelists: -- Dr. Jim Grubman, an internationally recognized family wealth consultant and the winner of the 2021 Family Wealth Report award for Outstanding Thought Leadership -- Dr. Sonya Lutter, a professor of financial planning and financial psychology, and the founder of ENLITE, a training program for financial professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and practice as it pertains to the psychology of financial planning -- Dr. Brian Portnoy, an author, expert in the psychology of money, and the Founder of Shaping Wealth, a learning and training platform for "human first" financial guidance. -- Moderated by Dr. Meghaan Lurtz, a Financial Psychology Lecturer for the Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management program
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | The State of African Football (online)


A panel discussion with Sean Jacobs, Maher Mezahi, and Fiifi Anaman that explores the development of football on the continent and the issues that are most consequential to its long-term growth. The panel will be moderated by Tunde Olatunji of the Africa Center. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Jews of Summer: Summer Camp and Jewish Culture in Postwar America (in-person and online)


Remember the glorious days when your parents dropped you off at camp and you could reinvent yourself free of expectations, revel in your newfound independence and stay up all night whispering with your bunkmates? Or perhaps you didn’t experience this quintessentially Jewish rite of passage . . . but wish that you had. Fun, however, was not the intention of the founders of the Jewish camp movement. They were focused on helping immigrant children escape sweltering urban neighborhoods and, later, became obsessed with creating bulwarks against over-assimilation. Camps wound up providing a two-month bubble that was like a trip to Jewish Neverland almost accidentally. In her fascinating new book, Sandra Fox explores both the institution and the experience of camp, providing an unexpected window into the evolution of the American Jewish community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Talk | Charting and Changing the Landscape of Tech: Gender's Role in Shaping the Field


Dr. Monique Ross, Associate Professor in the Engineering Education Department at The Ohio State University, will present her experience and ideas regarding gender and race equity in computer-related engineering fields, including garnering and retaining the interest of students who identify as women and belong to marginalized populations.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Book Club | Poetry Discussion Circle: Poems About Women's History


Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Celebrate Women’s History Month with poems that explore women’s history and rights.  Readings are selected from Poetry Magazine, Poetry Foundation, and poets.org. Please note that contemporary poetry deals frankly with contemporary issues and all works discussed are artistic expressions selected for an adult audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Discussion | Good Material: Witty Novel on Relationships (online)


Author Dolly Alderton's witty, clever and biting novel is an exploration of friendship, love and the many forms a relationship can take.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Changing Landscapes of Female Artists: 2 Art Shows


GALLERY 1: “Feminism! Protection! Sexuality!” The Art of Linda Stein.   GALLERY 2: “The Previous Female Generations.” The Art of Lynne Drexler, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Carol Hunt, Buffie Johnson, Jeanne Miles, Louise Nevelson, Jeanne Reynal, Ann Ryan, Nancy Steinson, Yvonne Thomas & Charmion Von Wiegand.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Staging America: The Artistic Legacy of the Provincetown Players


Jeffery Kennedy's comprehensive history of the Provincetown Players and their influence on modern American theatre. The Provincetown Players created a revolution in American theater, making room for truly modern approaches to playwriting, stage production, and performance unlike anything that characterized the commercial theater of the early twentieth century. This study draws on many new sources that have only become available in the last three decades; this new material modifies, refutes, and enhances many aspects of previous studies. At its center of the study is an extensive account of the career of George Cram Cook, the Players’ leader and artistic conscience, as well as one of the most significant facilitators of modernist writing in early twentieth-century American literature and theater. It traces Cook’s mission of “cultural patriotism,” which drove him toward creating a uniquely American identity in theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Method, Feeling, and the Queer Inhuman (online)


Dana Luciano and Mel Y. Chen discuss their recently published books, mull over volcanoes, agitation, and art, and chart questions of archive, disciplinarity, and scholarly and political investment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Past Times: Life, Loss and Love in Photography


Critics and writers David Deitcher and Jarrett Earnest in a conversation with Shelley Rice about their recent books, Alan B. Stone: Senses of Place; l’esprit des lieux and Valid Until Sunset, and the role that photography plays in creating and undoing our experiences of loss, life, and lust.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | The Legacy of Paul Cadmus and Fire Island


The painter Paul Cadmus started visiting Fire Island in the 1930s and formed close ties with other artists and creatives such as Jared and Margaret French, George Platt Lynes, the painter George Tooker, and MoMA curator Monroe Wheeler. This conversation between author Justin Spring, and Faris Saad Al-Shathir, Executive Director of BOFFO, moderated by Michael Leifheit, photographer and publisher, will explore Cadmus’ Fire Island and the generations of artists that have followed in finding creative and social refuge on this tenuous sandbar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Silver: Lustrous Poems


Rowan Ricardo Phillips presents Silver, a collection is a book as lustrous as the metal of its title. These luminous, unsparing, dreamlike poems are as lyrical as they are virtuosic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Adventures in Italian Opera: Met Tenor Brian Jadge (in-person and online)


The fifth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features tenor Brian Jagde, currently performing at The Metropolitan Opera in the demanding role of Don Alvaro in Verdi's La forza del destino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concert | Armenian Women Composers: A Performance and Lecture


A performance and lecture by Şahan Arzruni on Armenian women composers. Arzruni will perform and talk about the works of Gheguni Chebotaryan, Gayane Chitchyan, and Alicia Terzian, as well as Sahakdukht.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | After Annie: A Family Faces Loss


Engaging in the perpetually relevant theme of pressing on after loss, Anna Quindlen's novel does not shy away from intense subject matter like opioid addiction and sexual abuse. When Annie Brown dies suddenly, her husband, her children, and her closest friend are left to find a way forward without the woman who has been the lynchpin of all their lives. Bill is overwhelmed without his beloved wife, and Annemarie wrestles with the bad habits her best friend had helped her overcome. And Ali, the eldest of Annie’s children, has to grow up overnight, to care for her younger brothers and even her father and to puzzle out for herself many of the mysteries of adult life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | After Camus: The Plague Years


A troubled marriage—and love story—set against the background of the AIDS pandemic, and the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq lie at the heart of Jay Neugeboren's novel. Saul Davidoff and Tolle Riordan, who meet during a protest against the Vietnam War, marry, live through the Plague Years of the AIDS epidemic, raise a family … and burn out. Camus is a hero to both of them: Tolle, a young dancer and choreographer, has a liaison with him in Paris shortly before his death; Saul, inspired by Camus’s The Plague, becomes an infectious disease (and AIDS) doctor … and Camus becomes a ghostly presence central to our story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Backyard Bird Chronicles: A Fireside Chat with Novelist Amy Tan (online)


Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Chinese Siamese Cat (later adapted to the beloved animated series, Sagwa), and more, but did you know that she is also an avid birder? SHe talks all things birds, from their conservation to learning how to illustrate them, as well as her newest book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Bushra Rehman


Bushra Rehman’s dark comedy, Corona, was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of its favorite books about NYC. She is co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism and author of the collection of poetry Marianna’s Beauty Salon, described by Joseph O. Legaspi as “a love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home–and surviving.” Her new novel, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion, is a modern classic about what it means to be Muslim and queer in a Pakistani-American community was chosen as a Best Book and Editor’s Choice by The New York Times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | Baby Bonds and Beyond: Building Towards a Human Rights Economy


Baby Bonds are an increasingly popular government policy in which every child born into poverty receives a publicly funded trust account at birth, providing them with “start-up capital” to pursue fulfilling, productive, prosperous, and self-directed lives. This conversation will ask: how do we forge a new economy that fosters broad prosperity and opportunity with economic inclusion, civic engagement, social equity and human dignity at its center, regardless of one’s identity? Additionally, we will debunk the myth of hard work as the driver of our economic inequalities, and address why policy and investments (like Baby Bonds) must address both income and wealth. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Baroque Works for Voice, Violin, Harp, and More


Nell Snaidas, voice; Margherita Pupulin-Eg?ez, violin; Sabina Colonna Preti, viola da gamba, lirone; Carolina Eg?ez, quinto, viola da gamba; Carlotta Pupulin-Eg?ez, harp; and Eduardo Eg?ez, baroque guitar, theorbo, perform baroque music from around the Mediterranean Sea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Reading | No Name Super Story Party


Producer Eric Vetter and host Michele Carlo bring New York’s best established and emerging authors and storytellers including: Charles McBee, Adrienne Frost , Deandra Anjahlee, Rory Scholl & more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshop | SharQui: The Bellydance Workout


In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow. You’ll gradually build up to more complex movements starting with the very basics! If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui. This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps that will surely get your heart pumping. Instructor: Kaitlin Hines-Vargas
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Our Man In Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor (online)


Author Steve Kemper will speak on his book which examines In 1932 Japan. Naval officers had assassinated the prime minister and conspiracies flourished. The military had a stranglehold on the government. War with Russia loomed, and propaganda campaigns swept the country, urging schoolchildren to give money to procure planes and tanks. Into this maelstrom stepped Joseph C. Grew, America’s most experienced and talented diplomat. When Grew was appointed ambassador to Japan, not only was the country in turmoil, its relationship with America was rapidly deteriorating. For the next decade, Grew attempted to warn American leaders about the risks of Japan’s raging nationalism and rising militarism, while also trying to stabilize Tokyo’s increasingly erratic and volatile foreign policy. From domestic terrorism by Japanese extremists to the global rise of Hitler and the fateful attack on Pearl Harbor, the events that unfolded during Grew’s tenure proved to be pivotal for Japan, and for the world. His dispatches from the darkening heart of the Japanese empire would prove prescient—for his time, and for our own. Our Man in Tokyo brings to life a man who risked everything to avert another world war, the country where he staked it all—and the abyss that swallowed it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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