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43 free events take place on Thursday, March 14 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 14 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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43 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, March 14, 2024

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free events nyc Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Directed by Orson Welles
free events nyc World Famous Choreographer Lar Lubovitch in Conversation
free events nyc Flesh and the Devil (1926), silent drama with Greta Garbo
free events nyc Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach for Recorder, Violin, Viola, and More
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Conference | The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration and Festival


Julia Amanda Perry (1924–1979) was an American classical composer and teacher who combined European classical and neo-classical training with her African-American heritage. This event illustrates the resurgence of scholarly interest in Perry's work. Organized by Louise Toppin, founder of the African Diaspora Music Project and Artistic Director of Videmus, the series of lectures features a keynote by University Distinguished Professor of Music at Miami University and the former President of the Society for American Music, Tammy Kernodle, along with presentations by Tad Biggs, Sasha Doster, Samantha Ege, Philip Ewell, Angela Hammond, Gayle Murchison, and Garrett Schumann. A second keynote presentation by Christopher Wilkins, Music Director and Conductor for the Akron Symphony and Boston's Landmarks Orchestra, and Louise Toppin, Professor of Music and University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor at University of Michigan, will discuss Perry's time in Akron, Ohio, as well as the challenges surrounding the publication of her works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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10:00 am
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Festival | 25th Anniversary of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit


NBC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hit show, which takes place in New York City, by turning an iconic plaza in the Big Apple into a tribute to the series and its main character. The plaza will become "Olivia Benson Plaza," in honor of star Mariska Hargitay's long-running and iconic character. Among the attractions, fans will receive free coffee and tea from a "Benson & Co." coffee truck -- a.k.a. La Colombe, which will pour java into Law & Order: SVU cups, or design latte art related to the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


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


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

Film | The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Directed by Orson Welles


Orson Welles' acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel's only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union. As George in turn courts the woman he wants to marry, a string of tragedies befalls the family. Director: Orson Welles Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett Orson Welles was an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in film, radio, and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. Welles received an Academy Award and three Grammy Awards among other numerous honors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Hike | Greenbelt Adult Hike: Paulo's Peak


A hike conquering Paulo's Peak.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Master Class | Jazz Piano Master Class


Jazz Piano Master Class with Phil Markowitz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They’re a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Lunchtime Poetry


Readings by Nam Le and Gregory Pardlo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Algorithmic State: Invisible Human Labor (online)


Behind AI's advancements lies a tapestry of human interactions, troves of user-generated data, and labor, often unseen but foundational. As AI's capabilities continue to expand, this conversation peels back AI's layers, revealing its human and environmental core beyond the code. How do automation technologies like AI impact the future of labor and the labor market? If AI is perceived as a new "black box" – a layer of abstraction that obscures the underlying physical and human resources, rendering them invisible and replaceable – how might this affect the evolution of social class relations and the emergence of new social conflicts? Artist Stephanie Dinkins, intrigued by the potential bond between artists and socially engaged robots, envisions technological ecosystems rooted in care and equity. Vladan Joler, renowned for his detailed mappings of the unseen infrastructures within AI systems, brings to light the intricate web of human narratives and environmental impacts concealed within these technological advancements. His work, a profound dissection of the algorithmic ecosystem, underscores the hidden labor and resources that are AI's unseen backbone, drawing attention to the broader socio-political and environmental implications, as well as the power dynamics interwoven within these systems. Artist Josh Kline, focusing on labor and class, examines the significant effects of climate change, automation, and the erosion of democracy. The conversation will be moderated by Isin Onol, Director of Curatorial Research at MA Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts.
   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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Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach for Voice, Oboe, and More (In Person AND Online)


Brian Mummert, baritone; Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano; David Dickey, oboe; Nicholas Haigh, continuo; String quartet. All J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Program Cantata 82, Ich habe genug Cantat 199, Mein herze schwimmt in Blut
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1:15 pm
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Classical Music | Dumb Money (2023) with Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, America Ferrera, Seth Rogen, and More


Everyday people flip the script on Wall Street and get rich by turning GameStop into one of the world's hottest companies. In the middle of everything is Keith Gill, a regular guy who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock. When his social media posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets wealthy — until the billionaires fight back and both sides find their worlds turned upside down. Director: Craig Gillespie Cast: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan. Shailene Woodley, Seth Rogen Paul Dano is an American actor. He gained wider recognition for playing a troubled teenager in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). For his portrayal of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy (2014), he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2018, he starred as a convicted murderer in the Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Pete Davidson is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He started doing standup in 2013 before being hired as cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for eight seasons from 2014 to 2022. America Ferrera is an American actress, director and television producer. She has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2007, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world and in 2023, she was named in BBC's 100 Women list. Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian and filmmaker. He had leading roles in Judd Apatow's comedies Knocked Up (2007) and Funny People (2009). Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, co-wrote the films Superbad (2007), Pineapple Express (2008), The Green Hornet (2011) and This Is the End (2013), and directed This Is the End and The Interview (2014), all of which starred Rogen. He also starred in the FX on Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy (2022) for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Film | Academy Award Winner Unforgiven (1992) Directed by Clint Eastwood, Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris


When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett, who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny, the other by the florid English Bob, come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff. Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris Clint Eastwood is an American actor and filmmaker. He rose to international fame with his role as the "Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon. An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best Director and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven (1992) and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004). In addition to directing many of his own star vehicles, Eastwood has also directed films in which he did not appear, such as the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the war film Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), for which he received Academy Award nominations. Gene Hackman is an American retired actor. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and more. Hackman's two Academy Awards wins include one for Best Actor for his role as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in William Friedkin's acclaimed thriller The French Connection (1971), and the other for Best Supporting Actor playing "Little" Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992). His other Oscar-nominated roles were in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), and Mississippi Burning (1988). Morgan Freeman is an American actor and producer. He is known for his distinctive deep voice and roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout a career spanning five decades, he has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Freeman has also been awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2008, an AFI Life Achievement Award in 2011, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2012, and Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2018. Richard Harris was an Irish actor and singer. Harris received two Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his performances in This Sporting Life (1963), and The Field (1991). He gained acclaim for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), the latter of which was his final film role.
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2:00 pm
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Master Class | Trumpet Master Class


Trumpet Master Class with Karen Donnelly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talk | A Natural History of the United Arab Emirates


Often, the United Arab Emirates is envisioned as a land of ultramodern skyscrapers or vast sand dunes. Yet, the Emirates are much more: a diverse tapestry of ecosystems that are home to a surprising array of life forms uniquely adapted to the Arabian environment. This talk explores the UAE's unique ecosystems, its terrestrial and marine biodiversity, and humanity's role in this young, rapidly evolving nation. Speaker: John A. Burt, Author, A Natural History of the Emirates; Head of the Marine Biology Lab and Associate Professor of Biology
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 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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4:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Total Refusal: A Filmmaking Collective


The first New York institutional solo-exhibition of the filmmaking collective Total Refusal. Founded in 2018, Total Refusal upcycles the resources of mainstream video games to create political narratives in the form of videos, interventions, performances, and lectures. From March 14th through April 25th, three of Total Refusal’s film’s will be on view. Join us for the opening reception on March 14th at 6pm. Operation Jane Walk (2018) A city tour through the architecture of an Online-Shooter Operation Jane Walk is based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s: The Division. The game’s digital war zone is appropriated with the help of an artistic operation: Within the rules of the game’s software, the militaristic environment is being re used for a pacifistic city tour. The urban strollers avoid the combats whenever possible and become peaceful tourists of a digital world, which is a detailed replica of Midtown Manhattan. While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are being discussed. Superwonder (2021) Superwonder is about the representation and perception of the world, mediated by the experience of contemporary video games. The starting point is the observation of digital worlds in current open-world engines that construct their cosmoses as pre-aristotelian discs. A flat map is the centre of the circling universe, which can have the form of a box (skybox), sphere (skydome) or be a dynamic, multi-layered animation (skysphere). The sprawl of information within the age of digitality also yields the dissemination of the flat earth movement. In Superwonder, avatars set out for penetrating the supposed infinity of the universe surrounding them. So the constructedness of the digital firmament becomes visible and points of contact between late capitalist, conspiracy theorist, and romanticist world experience open up Hardly Working (2022) Hardly Working gives priority to characters that normally fade into the background of video games: NPCs. NPCs are non-playable characters that populate hyper real worlds to create the appearance of normality. With ethnographic precision, the film observes these characters’ daily work: a rhythm composed of loops that makes them work daily and tirelessly. Their work neither results in a product, nor does it change anything about their status quo. Here, work becomes a pure performance, carried out for its own sake. NPCs perform so-called surrogate actions that generate no social benefit. These actions are performed and enforced for the sake of appearances to ensure a social order. NPCs are digital Sisyphus machines that have no perspective of breaking out of their activity loops. In the moments when the algorithm of their existence shows inconsistencies, the NPCs break out of the logic of total normality, display their own faultiness, and appear touchingly human. Total Refusal The artist, researcher and filmmaker collective and pseudo-marxist media guerrilla Total Refusal (Susanna Flock, Adrian Haim, Jona Kleinlein, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf) appropriates contemporary video games and writes about games and politics. They upcycle the resources of mainstream video games, creating political narrations in the form of videos, interventions, live performances, lectures and workshops. Since its foundation in 2018, their work has been awarded with more than 50 awards and honorary mentions - like the European Film Award, Best Short Direction Award at the Locarno Film Festival, the Diagonale Film Award for the Best Short Documentary, the Contemporary Visual Arts Award of Styria and the Vimeo Staff Pick Award. Total Refusals’ work has been screened at over 250 film- and art festivals - such as Berlinale, Doc Fortnight at MOMA New York or at the Locarno Film Festival - and has been exhibited at various exhibition spaces like the Architecture Biennial Venice 2021, the HEK Basel and the Ars Electronica Linz.
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Opening Reception | 2 Art Openings: The City Lights Can’t Shine Quite like the Stars / In Focus


Arcmanoro Niles The City Lights Can’t Shine Quite like the Stars: Got So Far From My Raising I Forgot Where I Come From Niles’ upcoming exhibition will feature some of his largest canvases to-date and constitutes a turning point for the artist. Known for his colorful paintings that capture the daily, yet intimate moments of contemporary life through figuration and portraiture, Niles’ new works embrace landscape, depicting the artist’s own inner world through a series of immersive, place-based compositions. Kim Yun Shin In Focus Kim’s abstract wood sculptures and vibrant paintings explore the balance of physical and spiritual space. Over the course of Kim’s six-decades-long career, she has engaged process, repetition, and gestalt in a manner of lyrical abstraction, revealing expressions of the internal and external worlds we inhabit and create.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | “ ..... ”: Group Exhibition


A tightly curated exhibition with works by Ivana Dama, Yamini Nayar, David Ostrowski and Tant Yunshu Zhong. Working in the mediums of assemblage, photography, painting and sound, these artists - aided by their choice of materials - create open sites, uncharted territories of possibility in waiting. The unease in our current moment of overlapping crises is present with the slowly rising and falling sound of sirens incorporated into Dama’s work, artifacts dating from the 1990s Balkan wars. The use of materials is precarious, exemplified by Zhong holding her heap of thin, green fishing nets in place with a tensile construction. Similarly provisional are Ostrowski’s fleeting spray-painted gestures on white-on-white lacquered canvases, and Nayar’s constructed-for-the-camera table-top panorama, animated by a blur of pink paper strips and made permanent only as a photograph.   Visual and formal relations between individual works abound. Traces of spray paint in Nayar’s work, for example, find their material correspondence in Ostrowski’s paintings, and the dissolved coloration of both reverberate with the atmospheric field of green sitting atop Zhong’s suspended sheet of fabric. Ubiquitous is also the use of industrial materials, “found” in Zhong’s work, used to fabricate Dama’s, and painted with on Ostrowski’s canvases. The passage of time is made palpable both audibly, in the ebb and flow of the sound permeating the exhibition, and visually, by Nayar collaging image fragments of previous states onto her final work.   The exhibition makes a case for the ability of abstraction to address our contemporary condition. It does so through the use of “the material”, amplifying its eloquence rather than proposing difficult to fathom solutions. Through their work, these artists reflect upon and sensitize us to the precariousness of the present, creating non-prescriptive yet productive vacuums through which new thoughts may emerge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Claude Lawrence: Reflections on Porgy & Bess


A major solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Claude Lawrence. Spanning the gallery’s spaces at 39 and 55 Great Jones Street, this presentation—Lawrence’s first with Venus—debuts a suite of exuberant, monumentally scaled canvases created in response to composer George Gershwin’s 1935 masterpiece Porgy & Bess. Lawrence’s abstract paintings unfold sequentially, echoing the opera’s sweep and emotional impact through the artist’s radiant abstraction and confident improvisation.
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Film | Flesh and the Devil (1926), silent drama with Greta Garbo


In this silent drama, lifelong school chums Leo and Ulrich are soldiers in the German army. Leo falls in love with Countess Felicitas and courts her, which enrages her husband. When Leo fights a duel with and kills the Count, he is deployed to Africa for five years as punishment. Leo returns to find that Ulrich has fallen for Felicitas, but she resumes her amorous pursuit of Leo, thus pushing the limits of their friendship. Director: Clarence Brown Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. Regarded as one of the greatest screen actresses of all time, she was known for her melancholic, somber persona, her film portrayals of tragic characters, and her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Florian Pumhosl: Lithosphere


Lithosphere began as a set of preparatory drawings transposed into surface strata and then reassembled as layered reliefs. Recurrently interested in formal processes undergone in relation to terrain, Pumhösl’s latest work departs from a longstanding involvement with human land-shaping above ground to derive forms emergent in subterranean zones. The show’s title designates the planet’s outermost geological layer, existing in a state of constant, gradual transformation through subsumption of the Earth’s crust. Adapted as an orientation for painting, these works are neither directly referential of nature nor composed by way of a developmental plot, instead emphasizing surface dispersion and discrepancy as a result of underlying structural events. Marking a distinct separation from Pumhösl’s previous series, the paintings included here enact a significant transformation in the function of line.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | In the Belly of the Valley: Group Exhibition


Artists: Susana Guerrero, Lily Prince, Christine Nguyen, Danielle Riede
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Book Discussion | Islas: A Celebration of Tropical Cooking


Award-winning food writer Von Diaz's celebration of tropical cooking. An intimate reflection on tropical island cooking's bold flavors and big stories, with 125 recipes, from celebrated food writer Von Diaz. The islands spanning the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans are remarkable places, sharing dozens of ingredients and cooking techniques, including marinating, pickling and fermentation, braising and stewing, frying, grilling and smoking, and steaming and in-ground roasting. Bold flavors drip from the edges of each dish with tastes that represent stories of resistance, persistence, and wisdom passed down from generation to generation. This narrative cookbook by writer, documentary producer, and author Von Diaz travels across oceans and nations to uplift the shared ancestral cooking techniques of these islands in more than 125 recipes, including intimate profiles of the historical context of each technique, stories from islanders, and step-by-step guides for recreating them at home.
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Opening Reception | Oliver Beer: Resonance Paintings – Cat Orchestra


Everything sings, and in the beginning, a song was everything: the Word, the Om, a bang that echoes still today. The word you use for it may depend on your belief system. What’s certain, however, is that the universe is a symphony of cosmic vibrations, from the first murmurs of an infant’s heartbeat to the thunderous death of stars. Oliver Beer’s work shows us that if we listen carefully, we can hear them. He’s been listening for as long as he can remember, since the days he would modulate his own voice to match the harmonic pitch of his childhood bedroom. Every room – indeed, every vessel – has such a note, known as a Helmholtz resonance, and for several years the artist, who trained as a musician before studying fine art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, has been trying to tune them. For “Cat Orchestra,” Beer has tuned an entire band. A chorus of cat-shaped vases, ranging from the classical to the kitsch, are connected to live microphones that feed to a custom-built keyboard and synthesizer. Each key, when played, activates the microphone in the vessel whose resonance corresponds to that note, so that a fin-de-siecle French absinthe pitcher in the form of a cat playing a mandolin sings an F sharp, and a Japanese Maneki-neko sings a D. With this, Beer has achieved the dream of Athanasius Kircher, the 17th century occult philosopher who first imagined the cat organ, or “Katzenklavier.” That hypothetical instrument corralled a group of live cats inside a piano, arranged by voice pitch, so that when keys struck their tails, they would cry out in pain. Beer’s real version is far kinder to animals and far more revealing of the sounds we hold within ourselves. 
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Opening Reception | Rudolf Stingel: Memory and Perception


Stingel has, over a four-decade career, repeatedly subverted painterly and sculptural orthodoxies. Addressing themes of memory and perception, his works are contingent upon audiences for their completion. For this exhibition he again undercuts viewers’ expectations, juxtaposing retro components within a reconfigured exhibition space in a bittersweet appeal to nostalgia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Yirui Jia: Seasonist


Featuring ten new paintings and one sculpture, the show will introduce prominent themes from the artist’s surreal world through two new series: Bouquet Body and Emotional Flowers. Seasonist explores physical and psychological presence, change and impermanence through natural phenomena. Jia creates a new ensemble of fictionalized figures as they emerge from invented scenes surrounded by everyday objects, elements from nature and the changing of seasons. For the artist, each character represents a various range of emotions and tells a story of their individuality. Her iconic bride with an eyepatch conveys anger, desire and happiness seen either alone as an empowering female or blended into a group to show her sense of belonging. Whereas Jia’s astronaut depicts the unconquered territories and unknowable feelings we face in a futuristic world, her skeleton becomes a character of great vulnerability identifying with a distant past.
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Dance Lesson | K-Pop Dance Class


This workshop will start with a warm-up that includes isolations and stretches. Next, the instructor will guide you through the choreography, breaking down movements with precision, and allowing you to practice with music before advancing. While K-pop primarily focuses on technique and precision, this class emphasizes boosting self-esteem and enjoying the learning process over perfect technique. It's about embracing challenges and expressing yourself through dance, making a step towards confidence, positive energy, and most of all, an amazing experience! All attendees will be required to sign a release form before the class starts. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. And don’t forget your water!
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Discussion | New Approaches to Gender and Migration (in-person and online)


New approaches to gender and migration are showcased to discuss the latest trends in research, advocacy, and education.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Overcoming the Present: Art and Culture in an Age of Profound Social Division


A dialogue and bilingual reading with the acclaimed author Max Czollek and the literary translator Jon Cho-Polizzi. How can art and popular culture respond to our age of profound social division? The political far-right is experiencing a resurgence unparalleled in German history since 1945. But the surprise therein lies not with the success of rightwing ideology in a country like Germany, but rather, with the way German politics as usual continue to cling to a self-image of Germany’s positive rehabilitation in which the return of far-right ideology should not be possible at all. And perhaps it is this supposed absence of crisis vis-à-vis Germany’s self-projections that requires more immediate attention than the multiple crises already facing Germany today. Gegenwartsbewältigung [overcoming the present] requires real time solutions and concrete (counter)measures: creative solidarities and collaboration against the odds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | World Famous Choreographer Lar Lubovitch in Conversation


Join choreographer Lar Lubovitch in a conversation moderated by Linda Murray, Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, exploring his creative process, which spans six decades of work and his profound influence and contribution to dance; and the stories behind his iconic works. Archival materials from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will be woven into the event, creating an insightful and inspiring tribute to one of dance's most cherished luminaries. Tickets required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Film | The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978): Farmhand Driven to Murder


After suffering racist abuse throughout his life - which intensifies following his marriage to a white woman - a half-Aboriginal farmhand finds himself driven to murder. Director: Fred Schepisi Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | A Radical Exploration of Global Feminism (in-person and online)


Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Mona Eltahawy in conversation with Hannah Giorgis. This conversation promises a profound exploration of global feminism and the relentless fight against patriarchy, all while delving into the authors’ published works. This is an evening of bold ideas and unapologetic perspectives as these remarkable writers redefine narratives in celebration of Women’s History Month.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Living with Type


Does autospacing make your tummy hurt? Does Papyrus make your eyes roll? Once exposed to the art of typography, many individuals never recover. Speaker Ellen Lupton will share stories about people who learned to live with type and lead productive, possibly happy lives. Meet Type Mom (Lupton’s beloved alter ego), and learn about Thinking with Type, Third Edition (Lupton’s latest book). This all-new volume includes inclusive design lessons, gorgeous illustrations from the Letterform Archive, and visual essays about diverse writing systems created by expert typographers from around the globe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | Atacama: The Aftermath of Chile's Pinochet


It's thirty years after the dirty wars waged by the General Pinochet regime on the Chilean people. Two strangers; a mother and father, search the Atacama Desert for their buried loved ones and discover there are darker truths awaiting them underneath the hard sands of the Atacama. Written by Augusto Federico Amador.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Vishniac (2023): Documentary on Photographer of Jewish Life


Difficult and flamboyant, Roman Vishniac captured iconic images of Jewish life, from the cafes of pre-war Berlin to the shtetls of Eastern Europe. But it would be up to his daughter to preserve his legacy. Director: Laura Bialis 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Wild Burning Rage and Song: Replies to Scottsboro


The Scottsboro Trials stand as one of the most renowned miscarriages of justice in the history of American jurisprudence. Beginning in 1931 with a false accusation of rape against nine Black teenagers, the case went on to invigorate a nascent Civil Rights movement, earn the international support of the Communist Party, and establish itself as a watchword among various strands of the American Left. It inspired reaction from the contemporary world of arts and letters as well, most famously by poets Langston Hughes and Richard Wright and novelist Harper Lee, who adapted its events in To Kill a Mockingbird. The international, politically-oriented Yiddish intelligentsia of the thirties was no less galvanized, producing a body of creative response that passionately took up the themes of the trial, juxtaposing its American injustices with a diversity of images, tropes and language imbued with their own distinct histories of oppression. Wild Burning Rage and Song: Replies to Scottsboro brings this world alive as a concert-lecture featuring Professor Amelia Glaser, composer/vocalists Heather Klein and Anthony Russell, and composer/pianist Uri Schreter, performing their new settings of Yiddish and English poetry written in response to the pervasive climate of race prejudice that gave birth to the Scottsboro trials—and other injustices to come.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach for Recorder, Violin, Viola, and More


Vincent Lauzer, recorder; Risa Browder, violin and viola; Wade Davis, cello and viola da gamba; John Walthausen, harpsichord. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Sonata for flute and continuo in G minor (orig. E minor), BWV 1034 Telemann (1681-1767), Sonata for two flutes or two violins without bass in D minor, TWV 40:101 Telemann(1681-1767), Trio sonata for recorder, violin and continuo in D minor, TWV 42:d10 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), Trio sonata for bass recorder, viola and continuo in F major, Wq. 163/1 ; H. 588 Telemann (1681-1767), Sonata for recorder and continuo in C major, TWV 41:C2 J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Trio sonata no. 3 in D minor, BWV 527
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Chamber Music


Soloists from Experiential Orchestra; Will Liverman, baritone; Donnie Ray Albert, bass-baritone; Brandon Patrick George, flute, will perform selections from Julia Perry's chamber music catalog, including the presumed world premiere of her Quinary Quixotic Songs as well as Six Contrasts for Baritone and Pastoral for solo flute and ensemble. Angela Hammond will provide an overview of Perry's life, and a panel discussion with Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization; Loki Karuna, Interdisciplinary Arts Activist; and composer Anthony M. Kelley will be moderated by Co-Founder, Artistic Director & Violist of Castle of our Skins Ashleigh Gordon. MacDowell Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano will discuss Perry's eight stays at the nation's preeminent artist residency program between 1954 and 1968.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | Performance at the Crossroads of Art and Innovation


Profoundly versatile multimedia artist Maylee Todd curates and hosts an extraordinary series of events titled Women and Nonbinary Artists in Tech from January to May 2024. These groundbreaking performances will illuminate the innovative intersections of music, technology, motion capture, performance, and digital art showcasing a diverse array of talented artists pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. This evening features Kate NV, the multifaceted solo persona of Moscow-based artist Kate Shilonosova. A changeling that follows afflatus in all its forms, Kate NV is a student of architecture that illustrates curious, colorful characters and improvises live with bells and water glasses amidst compact synthesizers and cables. Don't miss this unique evening at the crossroads of art and innovation!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza. With: Kevin McCaffrey - Late Night with David Letterman Peter Wong - New Special "Don't Move" Nick Naney - The Chris Gethard Show Patrick Holbert - We hired a Sitter for This
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

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