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37 free events take place on Friday, 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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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Vanity Fair (2004) with Reese Witherspoon
free events nyc Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and More
free events nyc Star on the Rise: La Bayadere Reimagined!: A Livestream
free events nyc The Banjo Experience
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Talk | Photographer Talk: Fantasy and the Everyday (in-person and online)


Benjamin Von Wong's work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocking statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike, and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution. His work has been narrated by Ryan Reynolds, he holds a Guinness World Record for the largest installation made from plastic straws, and he created the centerpiece at the United Nations in Nairobi when the Global Plastics Resolution was successfully signed. He is also the co-founder of the Awe.Exchange a creative advisor for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network and sits on the BIPOC People x Plastic Collective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 am
Free
Talks, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Photographer Talk: Fantasy and the Everyday (in-person and online)

Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Tai Chi

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, 2024, 03/29/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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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Workshops, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Adult Zumba

Conference | Plotting Publics: Science, Society, and Literature in Russia and Eastern Europe


This conference explores the intersections of literary culture and the scientific study of society in Russia and Eastern Europe. The literary culture of the region was fixated on studying its publics long before the science of society became a distinct form of knowledge production. Literature was also among the first to put to the test ideas of social engineering, developing social imaginaries for the future, as the sciences sought to transform the present. Given the richness of the dialogue between literary culture and the study of society, this conference asks: what epistemic frameworks did literature offer to the emergent science of society–understood broadly as studies of society, its economy, and governance–and what did it borrow? What methodological, theoretical, and political approaches did both domains of knowledge share, and how did they diverge? What can we learn by examining the two in tandem, as building upon or contesting one another?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Plotting Publics: Science, Society, and Literature in Russia and Eastern Europe

Master Class | Adult Community Choir


Come and experience the joy of singing! This beginner, non-auditioned group welcomes all who love to sing. You will learn healthy singing habits, warmups, and how to find your own voice as you sing with a group. The class will sing and study music of many styles and genres like jazz, Latin, soul, choral, gospel, folk, and music from around the world. Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary!  The class will culminate with a final public performance.  Classes will meet Fridays, March 1st - May 10th from 12pm-1:15pm. The final performance date is May 17th at 12pm. Registration is required, and class size is limited. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Adult Community Choir

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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Workshops, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Classical Music | Choral Work


Jeffrey Taveras, tenor; Malcolm Merriweather, baritone; and The Chancel Choir and Orchestra perform John Stainer’s (1840-1901) The Crucifixion.
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Choral Work

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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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Soomin Kim, Cello. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Vocalise for Cello and Piano, Op. 34 No.14 Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1 Haydn (1732-1809), Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101 Karl Davydov (1838-1889), At the Fountain, Op. 20 No. 2
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Film | 57 Seconds (2023) with Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman


A tech blogger unleashes the power of a time-altering device to rewrite the past and seek revenge against the ruthless corporate empire that destroyed his family. However, his actions soon trigger a terrifying chain of events, propelling him into a pulse-pounding battle for survival where every second counts. Director: Rusty Cundieff Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Morgan Freeman Josh Hutcherson is an American actor. He began acting in the early 2000s before gaining prominence in his teenage years with main roles in Little Manhattan and Zathura: A Space Adventure (both 2005), RV (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), and more. In 2011, 18-year-old Hutcherson landed the leading role of Peeta Mellark in the top-grossing film series The Hunger Games, released yearly between 2012 and 2015, for which he won three MTV Movie Awards and a People's Choice Award. 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.
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Films, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, 57 Seconds (2023) with&nbsp;Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman

Film | Vanity Fair (2004) with Reese Witherspoon


Born to poor parents, Becky Sharp has always aspired to be a member of England's upper classes. Leaving her boarding school and best friend, Amelia, behind, Becky associates herself with the Crawleys, eventually falling in love with their son, Rawdon. The marriage is happy at first, but deteriorates when Rawdon's fortune dwindles. Becky is then supported by the lecherous Marquess of Steyne, whose motives are less than pure. Director: Mira Nair Cast: Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Rhys Ifans, Romola Garai, Eileen Atkins Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, and Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 and 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Vanity Fair (2004) with Reese Witherspoon

Jazz | Jazz Improv Ensembles


All instrumental students at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music participate in small-group improvisation ensembles to foster individual musical creativity. Start Times: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Jazz Improv Ensembles

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and More


Sarah Hong, Emory Sun, Valerie Sim, Susha Edwards, Jessica Wu, Leo Chang, Lou Jantzen, Raunak Kumar, and Xinzi Yu perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg, Handel, and Mendelssohn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and More

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Ingrid Goes West (2017) with Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen


Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane. After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies, the facade begins to crack in both women's lives -- with comically malicious results. Director: Matt Spicer Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff, O'Shea Jackson Jr. Aubrey Plaza is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She starred as April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), played Julie Powers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (2023), and featured as the Shadow King and Lenny Busker in the FX superhero series Legion (2017–2019). In 2022, she starred in the second season of the HBO anthology series The White Lotus, for which she received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress. Olsen began acting at age four alongside her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Olsen gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe media franchise, appearing in the superhero films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), as well as the miniseries WandaVision (2021) and the second season of What If...? (2023). Her performance in WandaVision garnered her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Olsen has since portrayed Candy Montgomery in the miniseries Love & Death (2023), for which she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award.
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Films, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Ingrid Goes West (2017) with&nbsp;Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen

Discussion | Attention and Attunement: Art, Neuroscience, and Philosophy


Raphael Rosenberg, who gathers data on eye movements and art, and Wayne Wu, whose philosophical work addresses attention and attunement as elements of mind—will speak, along with Jacqueline Gottlieb, who will present her research on the neural mechanisms of attention and information gathering. David Freedberg will moderate. What are the factors that shape our visual engagement with images and, more broadly, the world? Are there styles of looking and attending? Some influences are well-known: what we intend to do shapes attention as do visual features in the world, what scientists call top-down and bottom-up factors. Yet what about knowledge and expectations, those things we learn and acquire as social and cultural beings? How do culture and experience mold attention and change our sensitivity to things, attunement, and our need to acquire new information? In this event, an art historian, a philosopher and a neuroscientist draw on different perspectives to examine how we visually engage with art and the world and discuss how distinct approaches can jointly explain the historical influences on visual exploration and the underlying neural mechanisms that shape how we look.
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Discussions, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Attention and Attunement: Art, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

Classical Music | French Horn Works by Saint-Saens, J.S. Bach, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Hugo Bliss, French Horn. Program Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Oboe Sonata in D Major, Op. 166 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 1, BWV 825 Reinhold Moritzevich Gliere (1875-1956), 11 Pieces, Op. 35 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke (1824-1910), Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Horn, Op. 188
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, French Horn Works by&nbsp;Saint-Saens,&nbsp;J.S. Bach, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Concert | Vocal Works by Brahms, Sondheim, Robert Schumann, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Shavon Lloyd, Baritone. Program Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Myrthen, Op. 25 Brahms (1833-1897), Verzagen, Op. 72 No. 4 Brahms (1833-1897), O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück, Op. 63 No. 8 Jacques Ibert (1890-1962), Chansons de Don Quichotte H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932), Nightsongs Charles Strouse (b. 1928), Night Song Sondheim (1930-2021), Anyone Can Whistle Irving Berlin (1888-1989), Annie Get Your Gun Jason Robert Brown (b. 1970), Honeymoon in Vegas Jerry Herman (1931-2019), La cage aux folles
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Vocal Works by Brahms, Sondheim, Robert Schumann, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Discussion | Environmentalism from Below


English doctoral students interested in environmental studies respond to chapters of Environmentalism from Below touching on different facets of environmental justice struggles. Topics will include decolonial ecologies in agriculture, urbanization, energy transition, and conservation—as well as the kinds of writing appropriate to a time when disciplinary silos and geopolitical borders need to be abolished.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Environmentalism from Below

Poetry Reading | “The raw, braised, and fried”: Latvian Poet Semyon Khanin


A poetry reading by Semyon Khanin and discussion with his translators Kevin M.F. Platt, Eugene Ostashevsky. Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky. Semyon Khanin numbers as one of Latvia’s most prominent poets. His writing combines existential depth, startling and transformative play with fundamental elements of grammar and syntax, and acute wit and humor, and stands at the forefront of innovative Russian-language poetry today. Khanin will appear together with Kevin M. F. Platt and Eugene Ostashevsky, his longstanding translators into English. This bilingual reading will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the poet and translators.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, &ldquo;The raw, braised, and fried&rdquo;: Latvian Poet Semyon Khanin

Screening | Dawn to Despair: Central American Labor History


Screening of new mini-series pilot on Central American labor history with historian and writer Jeffrey Gould. Based on actual events, it tells the story of two generations of the Porras family in Alajuela, Costa Rica, a working-class family confronting tensions between political militancy and family ties in the 1930s and 1940s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Dawn to Despair: Central American Labor History

Classical Music | Bass Works by Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Younggwang Park, Bass. Program Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916), Non t'amo piu Schubert (1797-1828), Selected Songs Brahms (1833-1897), Selected Songs Poulenc (1899-1963), Chansons gaillardes, FP 42 Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Selected Songs Aaron Copland (1900-1990), At the River Young-shim Noh (b.1967), On the Seesaw Il-Nam Chang, Singosan-Taryeong
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Bass Works by&nbsp;Schubert,&nbsp;Brahms,&nbsp;Tchaikovsky, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Classical Music | From Book to Song: Early Music Concert-Conference


The event aims at bridging gaps between worlds, bringing together academics and musicians for an event that is free and open to all. Vocal ensemble Les Oisifs, a small choir with strong interests in early music, will perform a series of pre-modern songs, carefully chosen to reflect and illustrate the academic thesis of our invited scholars around the theme From Book to Song: Music and Material Cultures in the Pre-Modern World. The first part of the event will feature our two keynote speakers, Marco Veneziale (Z?rich Universit?t) and Philipp John Usher (New York University), in interaction with music from Les Oisifs. In the second and last part, a panel of scholars of pre-modern cultures will present their research and discuss the intersection of music and literature with book and material culture. These will include Giulia Accornero (Yale University), Terrence Cullen (Vassard College), Richard Trachsler (Universit?t Z?rich), Eugenio Refini (New York University), Julien Stout (Concordia University), Hallie Voulgaris (Yale University).
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5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, From Book to Song: Early Music Concert-Conference

Concert | Viola Works by J.S. Bach, Vieuxtemps, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Marco Sabatini, Viola. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Sonata for Viola and Piano Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), Elegie, Op. 30 Marco Sabatini, Techno Set
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Viola Works by&nbsp;J.S. Bach, Vieuxtemps, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Concert | Syrian-American Rapper and Poet


Celebrate Ramadan with Syrian-American rapper and poet Omar Offendum, who will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Zafer Altawil for this very special performance experience that draws upon the hakawati traditions of the Levant, while still being firmly rooted in the stories and streets of NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Syrian-American Rapper and Poet

Opening Reception | What did it feel like to be there?: 12 Portraits from the Addresses Project


This show presents twelve portraits by photographer Riya Lerner, selected from a larger multi-disciplinary project entitled The Addresses Project, created by Gwen Shockey with Riya Lerner, featuring lesbian and queer individuals who have dedicated their lives to creating and holding space in New York City from the 1950s to today. The individuals included in the series represent a diverse network of community builders engaged with social and political organizing, mental health advocacy, nightlife, music, journalism, visual art, literature, poetry, performance, research, safer sex and kink practices. Each portrait includes a photograph taken in a significant location for the sitter, along with segments from their oral history interview and selected ephemera from their life and work. The 12 individuals featured are: Grace Moon (founder of Velvetpark: Dyke Culture in Bloom), Lisa Cannistraci (owner of Henrietta Hudson), Lisa Menichino (owner of the Cubbyhole), Michela Griffo (artist and activist), Lisa Davis (author and historian), Red Robinson (sex educator and founder of Submit party), Cassandra Grant (founding member of Salsa Soul Sisters), Imani Rashid (founding member of Salsa Soul Sisters), Kay Turner (artist, musician, historian and folklorist), Lee Zevy (therapist and founding member of Identity House), Sharee Nash and Wanda Acosta (founders of Sundays at Café Tabac party). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, What did it feel like to be there?: 12 Portraits from the Addresses Project

Screening | Chinatown Labor: Short Films


Presenting films that document both the current plight of Chinese immigrants who continue to face exploitative labor practices in NYC as well as past and present examples of the significant power of organizing for change, this screening intends to expand on the importance of historical precedent in understanding contemporary experience which, in part motivated this re-presentation of the Color Photographs from the New Deal exhibition.
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Lecture | Orthodox Liturgies in Ukraine and Russia at War


At first glance, Orthodox Christianity seems to be one of the more conservative liturgical traditions in Europe. The rapid changes in Ukrainian and Russian liturgies since 2022, however, belie that ostensible conservatism.  This presentation will identify what kinds of changes have been introduced in Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Churches, analyzing how the different liturgies show different notions and different experiences of history, identity, memory, victimhood, and sacrifice. The ritual and textual innovations (and their limits) also raise the broader question of what happens to liturgy when a nation undergoes trauma, or when an ecclesial tradition is closely linked to a political order, and that political order changes course. Does liturgical change necessarily follow—or do the faithful want liturgy to serve as a respite? Nadieszda Kizenko, Professor of History at SUNY Albany and 2023-24 Fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will share the results of her latest research on Ukrainian and Russia service books, prayer books, online prayer ‘chat groups,’ and church ceremonies. Speaker Nadieszda Kizenko researches and teaches Russian and East European history, with a focus on religion and culture.
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Lectures, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Orthodox Liturgies in Ukraine and Russia at War

Film | Beyond the Frame (2023): Italian Documentary


The fortuitous discovery of box of photographs taken in Italian East Africa in the 1930s by a distant relative, prompts more general considerations about the colonial gaze and its legacy. In a narrative that interweaves personal reflections and collective history - shared by both colonizers and colonized - this film invites us to look what is left "beyond the frame" from colonial photography.   Directed by Simone Brioni and Matteo Sandrini 41 min. In Italian with English subtitles Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with: Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, author Simone Brioni, director, Stony Brook University Hope Campbell Gustafson, translator
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Films, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Beyond the Frame (2023): Italian Documentary

Screening | Star on the Rise: La Bayadere Reimagined!: A Livestream


A livestream of the world premiere of Phil Chan and Doug Fullington's Star on the Rise: La Bayadere Reimagined! featuring Marius Petipa's choreography revived from notation, and a newly orchestrated Ludwig Minkus score by Larry Moore. The original 1877 La Bayadere was instantly hailed as one of Petipa's masterpieces, but today is notable for its reductive and Western depiction of Indian culture. Chan, through his multifaceted initiative Final Bow for Yellowface, has committed his practice to "eliminating outdated and offensive stereotypes of Asians." In this collaboration with dance historian Fullington, their reimagining of La Bayadere brings the original choreography to life with a more contemporary and nuanced lens. Set in the glamorous art deco golden age of the Hollywood musical, Star on the Rise follows Nikki, the up-and-coming star on the rise who dreams of making movies with her fiance Sol, but is threatened by the jealous Pamela Zatti, the reigning "Queen of the Silver Screen." Saddle up for the colorful Rodeo Parade before losing yourself in the glittering Busby Berkeley-inspired Dreamland (Kingdom of the Shades). Larry Moore, who orchestrated the ballet, will be in attendance before the livestream performance to discuss the music with co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface and former New York City Ballet Soloist, Georgina Pazcoguin. The performance will be staged live onstage at Indiana University, and live streamed with multiple cameras.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screenings, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Star on the Rise: La Bayadere Reimagined!: A Livestream

Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Marie Howe


Marie Howe is the author of five volumes of poetry: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2024); Magdalene: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2017); The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009); What the Living Do (1997); and The Good Thief (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994).
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Discussions, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, A Conversation with Writer Marie Howe

Classical Music | Bach Vespers: Choir and Period Instrument Musicians


After 55 years, hundreds of performances, and two Grammy nominations, Bach Vespers continues to present Bach's cantatas and other great Baroque and early music masterworks every month.
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Concert | The Banjo Experience


In this unique musical experience, acclaimed touring artist and bandleader Cynthia Sayer brings together some of today's premier strummers and pickers for a reimagining of yesteryear's banjo orchestras. Enjoy a delightfully unexpected evening of American music gems, jazz, old-time, classical, bluegrass, and more as performed on banjo by this fresh collective of leading players. Don't miss an unforgettable show packed with all kinds of music, all kinds of banjos, and all kinds of fun!
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, The Banjo Experience

Play | Far Away: Naturally at War


Far Away is a 2000 play by British playwright Caryl Churchill. It has four characters, Harper, Young Joan, Joan, and Todd, and is based on the premise of a world in which everything in nature is at war. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Far Away: Naturally at War

Classical Music | Piano Works by Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Joanne Chang, Collaborative Piano. Program Nigel Westlake (b. 1958), Jovian Moons Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Vier Lieder, Op. 27 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Piano Works by&nbsp;Richard Strauss,&nbsp;Rachmaninoff, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Jazz | Saxophone Works by John Coltrane and More (In Person AND Online!)


Coby Petricone-Berg, Jazz Alto Saxophone. Program Cole Porter (1891-1964), I've Got You Under My Skin Coby Petricone-Berg, June John Coltrane (1926-1967), After the Rain Coby Petricone-Berg, Arteio Coby Petricone-Berg, Ghost in the Ceiling Coby Petricone-Berg, Village
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 29, 2024, 03/29/2024, Saxophone Works by&nbsp;John Coltrane and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)
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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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