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All events, things to do on May 5, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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The 2017 Victorian Studies Conference featuring keynote speaker Nancy Armstrong (Duke University) will examine the state of feminist criticism in Victorian studies. It will explore feminist work from its inception in the 1970s, through its landmark critical works, into its current state and future prospects, with particular attention to how our feminist practices vary transatlantically and intersect with queer studies, narrative theory, postcolonialism, and digital humanities. It will be asking how feminist Victorian criticism formed, how it has changed over time, and what we want for its future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, The Woman Card: Feminism and Victorian Studies, Past, Present, and Future
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
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9:45 am
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Tour |
It is easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in 1811 did not include the park. But as the city grew rapidly in size, we needed a place for New Yorkers to get a breath of fresh air! Central Park, with its 843 acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. Today it is one of the best-known parks in the world and is enjoyed by millions-both locals and tourists alike.
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10:00 am
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Central Park All-in-One Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Street Fair
Workshop |
Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Bridge Club
Conference |
10:00-11:15 AM Jaleh Mansoor (UBC) "Color,Paint,Labor:Concrete Abstraction In Contemporary Painting" 11:45-1:00 PM Clara Mattei (NSSR) "Marx's Approach to Economics: A Claim For Subjective Praxis" 2:00-3:45 PM Jay Bernstein (NSSR) "Late Style, First Art: The Fates And Politics Of Modernism"  3:30-4:45 PM Lisabeth During (PRATT) "Forgetting The Factory: Work on Film"
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Conferences, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Marx, Art, Politics, Contemporary Reflections
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation.   "One of its most interesting historical sites is Doyers Street, also known as "the Bloody Angle" where it sharply curves." Who has a masterful understanding of Chinatown community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The library staff will lead you on an exploration of Chinatown's rich and changing history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free
City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Walk with a Librarian: Chinatown Neighborhood Tour
Lecture |
Worldwide, a growing number of political leaders are using the word “illiberal” to describe their political systems. What is illiberalism? What is its relationship to democracy, to authoritarianism? What do politicians mean when they use this word? And how do ordinary people understand it? Finally, how may it be relevant for understanding contemporary politics in the United States? With: Jessica Pisano (Associate Professor of Politics).
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10:30 am
Free
Lectures, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Post-Election America: Illiberalism
Lecture |
The 2013–15 excavations in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq revealed a mosaic depicting a subject that is unparalleled in ancient synagogue art. The mosaic panel displays an enigmatic narrative over three registers of unequal size. Although there are no inscriptions identifying the episodes represented, the presence of battle elephants and period-specific dress sets the Huqoq mosaic apart in the corpus of ancient synagogue art. In all other known synagogues, the subject matter depicted in narrative scenes derives from the Hebrew Bible. The presentation focuses on what we believe are the likeliest interpretations of the events portrayed in this mosaic. The iconography and composition of the mosaic, when set alongside Jewish and non-Jewish textual traditions, suggest that it portrays an historical event, either real or invented, from the late Classical or Hellenistic periods. The memorialization of a non-biblical event in a synagogue challenges conventional scholarly assumptions concerning the historical consciousness of Jews in late antique Galilee. We suggest that Jewish knowledge of and interest in the past were not governed solely by the reiteration of biblical narrative in liturgy, homily, and art, but also incorporated historical events and figures from the relatively recent past.   Lecturer Ra‘anan Boustan, Associate Professor in the Department of History at UCLA, is currently a Visiting Research Scholar in the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University.
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11:00 am
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Lectures, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Greek Kings and Judaean Priests in the Late Antique Synagogue
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
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12:30 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
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12:30 pm
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Concert |
Waves of Tradition is a curated week-long celebration of New York City and the waves of immigrant cultures that make up its rich history. The festival will come to a celebratory close with a special performance by Asthmatic Kitty artist Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) who blends the tropical lilt of Ecuador and the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of his South Florida upbringing with the classical, folk-pop and electronica strains of his multifaceted artistic community. The ensemble includes Angela Morris, Nathaniel Morgan, Jason Nazary, Eliza Bagg and Oliver Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Waves of Tradition: Traditions of Latin America
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. Who has a masterful understanding of Mid-Manhattan neighborhood’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls.
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Walk with a Librarian: Midtown Manhattan Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "The first permanent, municipally built playground in the United States was right here in Seward Park." Who has a masterful understanding of the Lower East Side community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls.
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Walk with a Librarian: Lower East Side Neighborhood Tour
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Workshop |
Beginner lessons with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Must be 16 or older to participate.
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Fencing Lessons for Beginners
Film |
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey. The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. 102 min.
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1:30 pm
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Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993): Coming of Age in the 70s
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Visit a distillery and a brewery. In addition to some new and trendy restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Also visit a historic cemetery and a Carnegie library, fashioned after his Fifthth Avenue mansion. There are a few other venues that we may explore depending on the weather and time.This should take about 3 hours with extra time for transport and libations. Rain cancels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
$3 plus transporation/libations
Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, South Bronx Hike for Cinco De Mayo
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "There's a long history of music in Marcus Garvey Park, site of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a series of concerts known as 'Black Woodstock.'" Who has a masterful understanding of Harlem community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The library staff will lead you on an exploration of the neighborhood surrounding Marcus Garvey Park, sharing its rich and changing history.
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Walk with a Librarian: Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem Neighborhood Tour
Film |
Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, James Gunn's Oscar-Nominated Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): Comic Book Adaptation
Film |
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge. Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Edward Zwick's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 (2016): Man vs. Conspiracy
Concert |
Honors Chamber Music: Bordone String Quartet 4 p.m. Honors Chamber Music: Altezza Piano Trio 6 p.m. Tim Daniels, Oboe 8 p.m. San Jittakarn, Piano 8 p.m.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Student Recitals
Opening Reception |
An exhibition presented by the The Studio Museum in Harlem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Paintings: Derrick Adams' Patrick Kelly, The Journey
Concert |
Fraydele is a new project led by multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg and featuring Eva Salina on vocals; Zoe Aqua on violin; Zoe Christiansen on clarinet and accordion; Sam Reider on accordion; and Joanna Sternberg on vocals, guitar, piano and bass. Named after Joanna’s grandmother Fraydele Oysher, a cantor and pioneer of feminism in the Yiddish Theater, Fraydele performs its own unique arrangements and interpretations of soulful songs from Yiddish folk music traditions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Fraydele, Soulful Yiddish Folk Music
Book Reading |
These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The collection is about lives changed forever when the reckless gives way to possibility and the ordinary cedes ground to mystery. And each one confirms Ferris's reputation as one of the most dazzlingly talented, deeply humane writers at work today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Joshua Ferris discusses his new short story collection The Dinner Party
Book Reading |
International authors Oddný Eir, Marcelino Truong and Bae Suah – from Iceland, Vietnam and France, and South Korea – will read from their work, and discuss the extent to which they fictionalize their own lives, and the personal boundaries they draw.
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Writers Read: Oddný Eir / Marcelino Truong / Bae Suah
Discussion |
This is a conversation among Rosamond S. King, Katya Petrowskaja, and Fracine Prose and moderated by Atina Grossmann that will examine the complex challenges that professors and teachers find themselves faced with in the current political climate.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Teaching in Times of Trouble: The University as Sanctuary
Workshop |
Learn a new strategy game and discuss tactics at socials focused on tactical games like King of Tokyo, Shadows over Camelot, Forbidden Island, Alhambra, and more. Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable Park Prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.  
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Strategy Game Social
Gallery Talk |
Artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1972) in conversation with the museum’s founder, artist, and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. Brooklyn, New York, 1934).
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Gallery Talks, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Artist Talk: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Performance |
February 25 1991, Albania. The communist regime has collapsed and thousands of people leave their very poor country with boats and ships in search of a better life in Italy. In one of these ships is 6-month-old Aleksandros. This is his story, the story of a son who will grow up far from his country and of a father who will make many sacrifices to raise a child away from the poverty of his country. Written by Aleksandros Memetaj. Directed by Giampiero Rappa. With Aleksandros Memetaj. In Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Performances, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Italian Theater Festival NY: Sweet Home Albania
Discussion |
The beauty of pure mathematics is at the essence of all in nature. Not only is it the language of science, it is the basis of the systems behind everything we see- proportion, symmetry, sequences, repetition, fractals, patterns. Woven into our everyday surroundings, often only discernible to the practiced eye, mathematics is at the core of the natural world and the foundation of imagined ones. It is only natural that artists find it an irresistible subject. Regardless of how these artists approach the world, the mathematics of their work powerfully echoes throughout the universe. Participating Artists: Cynthia Back, C Bangs, Caroline Blum, MJ Caselden, Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Beverly K. Duncan, Gerhild Ebel, Robyn Ellenbogen, Steven Gawoski, Susan Happersett, Amber Heaton, Jeanne Heifetz, Helena Kauppila, Lorin Roser, Martha Willette Lewis, Geraldine Ondrizek, Gerhard Mantz, Eva Mantell, Alan Rosner, Simona Soare, Sarah Stengle, Kathy Strauss, Rachael Wren
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Natura Mathematica: An Exhibition Panel
Film |
The New York City Mayor and City Council recently endorsed a plan to close Rikers. Explore what Rikers means for the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day. This riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island.  The film will be followed by a discussion with participants in the film and other men and women who have experienced Rikers. They'll talk about the urgency of closing Rikers and many changes required to ensure the jail and the systemic cruelty it represents truly end.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Rikers: An American Jail: PBS Documentary
Film |
Grace Lee Boggs is an activist and philosopher in Detroit who has dedicated her life to the next American Revolution and the possibility of a better, more just future for all of humanity. At age 97, she has been building movements and developing strategies for social change for most of her life -- reminding us that revolution is not only possible and necessary, but a process that must always be in motion. 82 min.
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Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, PBS Documentary: Grace Lee's American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013)
Reading |
Translators Tess Lewis, Susan Bernofsky, Kaiama L. Glover and Katrine Øgaard Jensen will read from their work, followed by a lively, savage, and feral discussion on the vital importance of translating work by women, moderated by Alta L. Price.
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7:00 pm
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Readings, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Translating Women's Voices
Discussion |
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, will interview artists Miguel Ángel Rojas and María Fernanda Cardoso. They will present Conversations in Colombia, a project he began in 2010 that turned into a comprehensive mapping of that country’s artistic landscape. It is not only a book of interviews with artists, filmmakers, writers, and even the former mayor of Bogotá, but a multilayered collaborative project with special contributions by artists. 
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Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Conversations in Colombia
Lecture |
A lecture by authors Richard D. Easton and Eric F. Frazier.
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Lectures, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, GPS: American Invention, Global Impact
Concert |
Contemporary Songwriting I 7:00 pm BFA Senior Project Presentations 8:00 pm Contemporary Songwriting II 9:00 pm
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
Captivating cellist Fairbanks, joined by her equally accomplished chamber ensemble, presents an evening of piano quintets by Brahms and Shostakovich.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Faculty Recital: Isabel Fairbanks, cello
Staged Reading |
Voice/Over is the School of Media Studies' Annual Script Reading Event, an evening where screenplays written by students completing the Screenwriting Certificate are brought to vivid life as select portions are read before an audience of students, peers and invited film industry professionals. Not your ordinary script reading, Voice/Over uses audio and video elements in addition to accomplished actors to bring the writers’ words to cinematic life. The event provides students with the invaluable experience of both hearing their characters come alive while also offering them the chance to publicly showcase their talent as they venture out into the professional world. A reception will follow the readings along with the presentation of the Rena Down Memorial Screenwriting Prize.
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Staged Readings, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Voice/Over Annual Script Reading Event
Film |
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac. A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. 108 min. Includes refreshments  
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7:00 pm
$5
Films, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Alex Garland's Ex Machina (2014): Oscar for Best Visual Effects
Book Discussion |
Bim Adewumni, Naomi Jackson, Ashley C. Ford, Tomi Obaro, and Chinelo Okparanta discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, selected for the first ever #OneBookNY initiative, moderated by Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl).
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Book Discussion: Americanah
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Tour |
The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Tours, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
Discussion |
This timely conversation will focus on the writers’ individual approaches to activism and resistance in their writing practice, and explores politics, gender, and identity through the lens of the female writer. With: Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Simone Lappert, Maïa Mazaurette, and Jessie Chaffee. Moderated by Rebecca Falkoff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Female Writers and Resistance
Concert |
With special guests Victor Provost and Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, NYU Steel Ensemble
Concert |
Waves of Tradition is a curated week-long celebration of New York City and the waves of immigrant cultures that make up its rich history. The festival will come to a celebratory close with a special performance by Asthmatic Kitty artist Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) who blends the tropical lilt of Ecuador and the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of his South Florida upbringing with the classical, folk-pop and electronica strains of his multifaceted artistic community. The ensemble includes Angela Morris, Nathaniel Morgan, Jason Nazary, Eliza Bagg and Oliver Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Waves of Tradition: Traditions of Latin America
Classical Music |
Program: Franz Anton Hoffmeister: 3 Duos for Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 6, No. 1 D.J. Sparr: Superstring Serenade Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Op. 8 Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 1, Op. 88
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, String Works by Brahms and Others
Reading |
The mission of Lamprophonic is to present and promote new voices in the New York writing community. We prepare a diverse and entertaining reading each month that demonstrates the quality and variety of emerging New York writers. In a typical reading, we hear poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and are open to anything that thoughtfully engages listeners.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Readings, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series
Discussion |
A conversation between former MacArthur fellow, polymath translator and poet Peter Cole and Rumi biographer Brad Gooch, on timeless and timely Middle Eastern poetry and mysticism. The conversation will be moderated by Eric Banks, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Discussions, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Mysticism and Mastery in Middle Eastern Poetry
Concert |
With: NYU Women’s Choir, University Singers, and Jazz Choir
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Spring Choral Concert
Performance |
Ten characters tell their stories in ten different monologues. Uncovering the raw heart of the city of Naples, this collection tells the stories of ordinary people forced to make extraordinary compromises in a place permeated by crime. Ten stories like the Ten Commandments. Indeed, each monologue is titled after each Commandment. Written by Andrej Longo. Directed by Elena Dragonetti and Raffaella Tagliabue. In Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Performances, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Italian Theater Festival NY: Ten
Play |
A dark, epic tale of singing teenage fascists, magic, war, and love. A disturbing retelling of the hero's tale with a girl as the hero – and an unheroic ending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, New Play: Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber
Classical Music |
The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers present the music of Schutz, Palestrina, di Lasso, Buxtehude and Bach, accompanied by Barnard’s William Dowd harpsichord.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 05, 2017, 05/05/2017, Go for Baroque! Concert: Schutz, Palestrina, di Lasso, Bach, Buxtehude
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Play | Comedy by Emmy winner

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Classical Music | Piano works by Chopin and more

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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

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