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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 3, 2018?

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 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! 74 free events take place on May 3 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out May 3 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 May . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Workshop | World Tai Chi Day


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, World Tai Chi Day

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Morning Fitness

Discussion | Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?


Choosing the right college has never been easy. But today the stakes feel higher than ever. College cost and debt are rising. Many schools have poor graduation rates or do little to help students find jobs. And the economy is changing at a breakneck pace. How can students and families decide which institution will offer the greatest return for their hard-earned tuition dollars? This is a discussion on the latest tools for calculating the true value of a school. What factors should students consider in developing a college list? Are on-line sites and rankings helpful? And how can all of this information be used to make our higher education system more responsive to the needs of students? With: -- Kaitlin Mulhere, special projects and college rankings editor, Money Magazine -- David Helene, co-founder of Edquity, an on-line college financial planning tool -- Khushboo Jamal, Brooklyn College graduate and CUNY Tech Fellow -- Angie Kamath, university dean for continuing education and workforce development, CUNY -- Sonia Szymanski, co-director of college inquiry, College Access: Research and Action Moderated by Kim Nauer, education research director, Center for New York City Affairs
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Tough Calculations: What is a College Worth?

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Middle Section


This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Central Park Tour - Middle Section

Tour | Williamsburg Street Art Tour


Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Artsy Afternoons: DIY Candle Holder


Join the group to create something beautiful. Please arrive on time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Artsy Afternoons: DIY Candle Holder

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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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Tours, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour | Tour The Battery


A tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Phil Young, Drummer and Leader of The Harlem Hip


There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for his drumming: in the early sixties, when Phil was in his teens, his band won a competition at the Apollo Theatre. The legendary blues and R&B singer Bobby (Blue) Bland happened to be there, and asked Young to tour with him in night clubs around the country. A music career drumming for the likes of George Benson and Dizzy Gillespie followed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Phil Young, Drummer and Leader of The Harlem Hip

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Chamber Music for Guitar and Cello by Schubert, Chopin, Piazzolla, and More


Works by Romberg, Schubert, Chopin, Falla, Piazzolla, and more. Performers: Federico Díaz, guitar Lionel Cottet, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Chamber Music for Guitar and Cello by Schubert, Chopin, Piazzolla, and More

Classical Music | Grammy-nominated choir and orchestra perform Mahler and more


Grammy-nominated choir of Trinity Wall Street; NOVUS NY, orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor; Stephen Salters, baritone. Program: Mahler (1860-1911) Kindertotenlieder (1904) Wachner (b.1969) Epistle Mass (World Premiere) About the Performers Grammy-nominated interpreters of both early and new music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has changed the realm of 21st-century vocal music, breaking new ground with an artistry described as “blazing with vigour…a choir from heaven” (The Times). The ensemle has been described as “thrilling” (New Yorker), “musically top-notch” (Wall Street Journal), and “simply superb” (New York Times). NOVUS NY is Trinity Church Wall Street’s contemporary music orchestra, under the leadership of Trinity’s Director of Music, Julian Wachner. Hailed by the New Yorker as “expert and versatile musicians,” its members perform new music from all corners of the repertoire, meeting “every challenge with an impressive combination of discipline and imagination” (New York Classical Review). Music director Julian Wachner has been variously described as “jazzy, energetic, and ingenious,” (Boston Globe), having “splendor, dignity, outstanding tone combinations, sophisticated chromatic exploration…a rich backdrop, wavering between a glimmer and a tingle...,” (La Scena Musicale) being “a compendium of surprises,” (Washington Post) and as “bold and atmospheric,” while having “an imaginative flair for allusive text setting,” and noted for “the silken complexities of his harmonies” (New York Times). He has made guest appearances with such major organizations as the San Francisco, New York City, and Glimmerglass Opera, the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonic and many more. Baritone Stephen Salters has been described by The New York Times as “…a man of thorough confidence, huge charm, and a vocal allure that come brimming off the stage…an ability to communicate gentleness and power with the same immediacy”.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Grammy-nominated choir and orchestra perform Mahler and more

Classical Music | Chamber music by Haydn, "the Swedish Mozart" and more


The Franklin Quartet presents music by Haydn’s neighbors to the north, including Kraus, nicknamed "the Swedish Mozart", and Wikmansson whose quartets where greatly admired by Haydn himself. Named after Age of Enlightenment polymath Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Quartet brings a spirit of invention and exploration to its presentation of early string quartet repertoire, in particular through its adherence to the historical practice of the upper string players switching parts. The members are Daniel Elyar, violin & viola; Rebecca Harris, violin; Marika Holmqvist, violin & viola; Rebecca Humphrey, cello.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Chamber music by Haydn, "the Swedish Mozart" and more

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Subway Art Tour


Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Subway Art Tour

Tour | CANCELLED***Southern Park Welcome Tour***CANCELLED


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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City Walk | Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour


Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Humanitarianism and the Century of Wars


Historians Davide Rodogno (The Graduate Institute) and Sergio Luzzatto (University of Turin) will present and discuss their current research on cases in which, during the century that was theater to two world conflicts, the notion of humanitarian intervention took shape and shaped the societies that received it as well as those that practiced it. Moderated and introduced by Federico Finchelstein.
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Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Humanitarianism and the Century of Wars

Film | Andrew Becker & Daniel Mehrer's Santoalla (2016): Missing Person Mystery


A Dutch couple, Martin and Margo Verfondern, move to a remote Spanish village of Santoalla to start a new life. There is conflict with the Spanish residents, resulting in the disappearance of Martin. 83 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Andrew Becker & Daniel Mehrer's Santoalla (2016): Missing Person Mystery

Film | Miloš Forman's Hair (1979): musical anti-war drama based on the 1968 Broadway show


In New York City for the first time while on his way to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Oklahoma farm hand Claude Hooper Bukowski (John Savage) meets up with a freewheeling group of Central Park hippies led by the irrepressible George Berger (Treat Williams). When the unlikely friends meet upper-middle-class debutante Sheila Franklin (Beverly D'Angelo), sparks fly between the country boy and the city girl, and Berger's troupe attempts to keep the young lovers together. Directed by Miloš Forman Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D’Angelo   121 mins
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Miloš Forman's Hair (1979): musical anti-war drama based on the 1968 Broadway show

Film | Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel (2017): with Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake


On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down. Starring: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Max Casella The screening is subject to last minute change or cancellation.  Doors open at 1:45 PM and close at 2:30 PM. Late arrivals are NOT permitted.
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel (2017): with Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake

Film | Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit (2007): Israeli Comedy-Drama


A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit (2007): Israeli Comedy-Drama

Lecture | ‘Men Whose Lives are Always Public’: Building a ‘Community of the Condemned’ at Chicago’s Cook County Jail


A lecture by Melanie Newport of the University of Connecticut.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, ‘Men Whose Lives are Always Public’: Building a ‘Community of the Condemned’ at Chicago’s Cook County Jail

Opening Reception | Text Me When You're Home: A Group Show


This is the Spring 2018 Practicing Curating exhibit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Workshop | Discussions on Death and Dying: end of life care, support


End of Life Doulas, non-medical persons trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) at the end of life, hold monthly discussions on death and dying to support and educate communities on end of life care.  Each seminar will consist of an opening question, group discussion, segment of teaching and Q&A session.
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Workshop | Meditation For Healthy Living


You will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help reduce stress and worry, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.  With: Rosanna Jimenez who practices Holistic Health 
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Workshop | Jigsaw Puzzle Night


Come try out a wide variety of new and vintage puzzles with other puzzle enthusiasts.
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Book Discussion | Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: The English Wife


Discuss the book by Lauren Willig.
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Opening Reception | The Land: Paintings by Michaelangelo Lovelace


The first solo exhibition in New York City featuring the work of Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Michelangelo Lovelace, spanning from 1994 to the present. The exhibition is comprised of a lifetime’s work depicting the inner city of Cleveland. Lovelace’s main concern is to portray the many goings-on that Cleveland’s lively inner city is composed of, a subject close to Lovelace’s heart but also one from which he cannot escape.
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, The Land: Paintings by Michaelangelo Lovelace

Opening Reception | New Exhibitions by Re-emerging Older Artists


Works by Greg Brown, Howard Nathenson, Quimetta Perle, and Elton Tucker
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Opening Reception | Potpourri: A Group Exhibition


A group exhibition featuring a selection of artists spanning generations and continents, each of whose work evokes a spirit of both regenerating and preserving moments of florescence. With: Joseph Ayers Michael Bevilacqua James Busby Benjamin Edwards Danny Ferrell Louis Granet (pictured) Austin Lee Naomi Okubo Nicolas Roggy Justin Samson Tom Sanford Christian Schumann Devan Shimoyama Aya Uekawa Michael van den Besselaar Xavier Veilhan
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Opening Reception | Comfort Level Too Box: A Group Show


Featuring: Sue Havens Awilda Rodriguez Lora Mick Lorusso Carissa Potter Howard Sherman Emily Sloan Cristina Victor
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Lecture | The Attitudes of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants toward African Americans in the late 19th century


With the mass migration of Jews from Eastern Europe that began in 1881, European Jewish immigrants encountered black Americans. They became their clientele and neighbors as these Eastern European Jews served as storeowners, tavern keepers, peddlers, pawnbrokers, and landlords in black neighborhoods. Gil Ribak (University of Arizona) will discuss the various ways in which Yiddish journalists and writers, social workers, educators, intellectuals, communal activists, poets, rabbis, and union organizers portrayed African Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a period that partially overlapped with the mass migration of Jews from Europe with the Great Migration of African Americans from the South.
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Lecture | Plato’s Advice to Alexander: Amir Khusraw’s ‘Mirror of Alexander’ of 1299


This talk introduces the poet Amir Khusraw and sets his poem in the context of the mirror-for-princes literature of the Arab and Persian Middle Ages. It considers the links of this tradition with the actual work of Plato, and also of Aristotle, and finds little direct connection. In the poem, Alexander visits the hermit Plato in his cave to obtain advice on rulership. Alexander is thus presented as a kind of philosopher-king, as much a Sufi and a sage as he is a monarch. Speaker: Dr. Richard Stoneman, an Honorary Fellow in the Classics and Ancient History department since 1996. He spent thirty years as a classics editor, most of those years for Routledge; since retiring from that role in 2006, and returning from London to live in Devon, he has been taking an active part in university affairs, including teaching, research and a planned conference.  
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Workshop | Beginner Chess Social


Learn the basics of chess with the help of a friendly Games Host.
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Workshop | The Million-Dollar One-Person Business: how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business


The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want.  Forbes.com writer Elaine Pofeldt will outline the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She'll explain how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue - something only larger small companies have done in the past. Pofeldt has also written for Fortune, Money, Inc., The Economist Intelligence Unit, CNBC, CBS Moneywatch, BNET, MSN, Global Trade, Working Mother, Good Housekeeping.
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Workshops, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, The Million-Dollar One-Person Business:  how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business

Film | Frances McElroy's Black Ballerina (2016): Dance Pioneers


Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne, and Raven Wilkinson faced racism in pursuit of careers in classical dance. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character-driven film shows how far we still have to go and stimulates a fresh discussion about race, inclusion, and opportunity across all sectors of American society.\ 57 min.
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Frances McElroy's Black Ballerina (2016): Dance Pioneers

Film | La Cocina de Las Patronas: A Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion


This film tells the story of a group of women in rural Veracruz, who more than twenty years ago began cooking and delivering meals for Central American migrants travelling on the top of the freight trains that make up La Bestia. Since then, these women have not only been providing food to migrants in precarious situations, but have transformed their kitchen into a political space. Las Patronas have learned how to talk about Mexico’s problems, poverty in the countryside, human rights, society’s indifference towards migrants and about their own rights as women. Following the documentary screening, a panel discussion will take place featuring Javier García, the documentary director, and producers Ana Paula Uruñuela and Iliana Martínez, chaired by Alexandra Délano.
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Films, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, La Cocina de Las Patronas: A Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Book Discussion | Book Club: The Underground Railroad


Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
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Book Discussions, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Book Club: The Underground Railroad

Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with MET OPERA Baritone Quinn Kelsey


The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American baritone Quinn Kelsey, one of the foremost singers of his generation and the natural heir to the mantle of Verdi baritone held by the likes of Sherrill Milnes. In June 2016, he scored a huge triumph in San Francisco as one of the most complex Rigolettos in decades. At the Met this season he sings in Il Trovatore, Hansel and Gretel and Lucia di Lammermoor.
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Talks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with MET OPERA Baritone Quinn Kelsey

Discussion | What Is Creativity?


Elliot Paul, assistant professor of philosophy, and Joan Snitzer, co-chair and director of the visual arts in the Art History department, join Provost Linda Bell for an interdisciplinary discussion of creative expression and appreciation, and to examine creativity's role in happiness and moral choices.
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Discussion | Abolitionism and Slave Resistance


Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. The scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism. Join the conversation on works by these scholars and on the often underreported and unexamined organized efforts against the institution of slavery and the agency of the enslaved. Speakers: - Sowande Mustakeem, an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis - Manisha Sinha, professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History - Sasha Turner, author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica; Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University
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Forum | Brave New Worlds: Dwelling in a Changing Climate


As our climate changes, so will our ways of inhabiting the planet. As ecological realities shift, so will our notion of oikos: the home. Will the notion of Earth as “dwelling-place” still serve us as we enter the period of the climate refugee?   This is a conversation between Professor Setha Low (Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY), Dr. Bethany Wiggin (Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvanian), and Dylan Gauthier (The New School/Parsons School of Art and Design), as they consider what it means, and will mean in future years, to inhabit various spaces and places in a period of climatic upheaval.   Brief individual talks by each participant will be followed by conversation, audience Q&A, and a reception.
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Lecture | Italian Incompleteness


Italy is a country trapped in an incurable state of incompletion, condemned to the eternal pursuit of something that has always eluded it, incapable of achieving development that corresponds to its potential. The challenge is to work on this incompletion, on the energy contained in potentiality that has never been realized, that has remained as it is. What must be attempted is a leap forward, or at least a sidestep, which is impossible for countries that are more fulfilled and therefore unable to take alternative paths. Italian thought – but also Italian art and literature – has always worked, more or less consciously, on this possibility. It lies on the margin that separates might and action, possible and real, premise and result. Lecturer: Roberto Esposito, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. In Italian with English translation provided.
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Lectures, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Italian Incompleteness

Lecture | Ralph Nader, Legendary Consumer Advocate


An author, lecturer, attorney, and political activist, Ralph Nader’s life-long work and advocacy has led to safer cars, healthier food, safer drugs, cleaner air and drinking water, and safer work environments. In 2006, he was cited by The Atlantic as one of the one hundred most influential figures in American history, Time Magazine has called him the “U.S.’s toughest customer,” The New York Times has said of him that “[w]hat sets Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.” Among the advocacy organizations he founded and co-founded to enhance public awareness and increase government and corporate accountability are the Center for Study of Responsive Law, Public Interest Research Group, Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, and Project for Corporate Responsibility. His example has inspired a whole generation of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country. Nader first made headlines as a young lawyer in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. He is also the author of Breaking Through Power (2016) and Animal Envy (2016), among many books. Today, Nader remains focused on empowering citizens to create a responsive government sensitive to citizens’ needs. He continues to work relentlessly to advance meaningful civic institutions and citizen participation as an antidote to corporate and government unaccountability.
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Lectures, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Ralph Nader, Legendary Consumer Advocate

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.  
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Gallery Talk | Artist Terry Winters walks through his exhibition Facts and Fictiions


Facts and Fictions presents an overview of the artist's drawings from 1980 to the present, including full cycles of drawings as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters’s practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received.
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Gallery Talks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Artist Terry Winters walks through his exhibition Facts and Fictiions

Talk | Sandra Brown, Author of 68 New York Times Bestsellers


Sandra Brown's  bestsellers include Sting, Mean Streak, Friction, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and Rainwater. She specializes in romance and suspense. Television movies have been made of her novels French Silk, Smoke Screen, and Ricochet. She has served as president of Mystery Writers of America, and in 2008 she was named “Thriller Master,” the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association.
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Talks, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Sandra Brown, Author of 68 New York Times Bestsellers

Poetry Reading | 3 poets read from their work


Bangladeshi American poet Tarfia Faizullah grew up in Midland, Texas. Her first book, seam (2014), won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Focused around a long sequence “Interview with a Birangona,” the book explores the ethics of interviewing as well as the history of the birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971. Faizullah received a Fulbright award to travel to Bangladesh and interview the birangona. Susan Brind Morrow was born in Geneva, New York and attended Barnard College and Columbia University, where she studied Classics, Arabic and Egyptology, and Boston University. She is the author of The Names of Things: A Passage in the Egyptian Desert, a finalist for the Pen Martha Albrand Award for the Memoir in 1998, Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World, and The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts (2015), a collection of her translation and commentary. Carol Muske- Dukes is a professor at the University of Southern California and a former Poet Laureate of California. She is an author of eight books of poems, most recently Blue Rose (Penguin, April 2018). Earlier books of poems include Sparrow, from Random House, a National Book Award finalist, and others. She has also published four novels, including Channeling Mark Twain. She is also an essayist and anthology editor.
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Poetry Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, 3 poets read from their work

Author Reading | Geoff Dyer discusses his book The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand


Garry Winogrand—along with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers.
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Author Reading | Carys Davies discusses her book West


Davies’s first novel follows a man in 19th-century Pennsylvania who leaves his daughter in search of giant beasts rumored to live west of the Mississippi.  
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Author Reading | Mitch Abidor discusses his book May Made Me


The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 changed European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. Fifty years later, Mitch Abidor and Todd Gitlin will delve into the oral testimonies of those young rebels collected by Abidor in his new book, May Made Me. They will discuss the legacy of the uprising, and how those explosive experiences have changed both the individual and history.
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Mitch Abidor discusses his book May Made Me

Author Reading | Ariel Dorfman discusses her book Darwin's Ghosts


Author Ariel Dorfman delivers the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details. 
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Ariel Dorfman discusses her book Darwin's Ghosts

Author Reading | Novelists Read: Joshua Whitehead / Casey Plett / Amber Dawn


Lambda Literary Award winner Amber Dawn's second novel Sodom Road Exit is a compelling family melodrama and lesbian supernatural thriller. Lambda Literary Award winner Casey Plett’s Little Fish is her debut novel in which a trans woman learns her grandfather may have been trans himself. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead is a debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Novelists Read: Joshua Whitehead / Casey Plett / Amber Dawn

Author Reading | Alanna Okun discusses her book The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater


A memoir about life truths learned through crafting.
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Alanna Okun discusses her book The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

Author Reading | Award-winning author Eileen Pollack discusses her novel The Bible of Dirty Jokes


The new novel brings to life the hilarious and moving history of Borscht Belt comedy, Catskills resorts, and the notorious Jewish mob, Murder Inc. In a novel that reads like a cross between The Sopranos and a Sarah Silverman special, Pollack bestows on American literature a protagonist for the ages, the wisecracking, starry-eyed, endlessly generous and forgiving Ketzel Weinrach.
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Award-winning author Eileen Pollack discusses her novel The Bible of Dirty Jokes

Author Reading | Robot Coda: 4 Writers Read


Margaret Rhee’s Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) is a set of speculative accounts of robot-human love, drawing from a variety of writing forms, such as algorithms, chat scripts, and sonnets. Rhee is currently a Visiting Scholar at the NYU A/P/A Institute, as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study, and produces media art in addition to writing. Her poem, “Theft of Color” was published in The Margins. Ching-In Chen’s recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017) examines erasure, female and genderqueer lineages, and reconstruction of history. Born of Chinese immigrants, Chen is a Kundiman, Lambda, Callaloo and Watering Hole Fellow and a member of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations writing communities. In Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Representation of Theory (Harvard University Press, 2017) Seo-Young Chu blurs the line between the imaginary of science fiction and reality. Chu draws from poems, novels, music, films, visual pieces, and more in an exploration of the globalized world, cyberspace, war trauma, the Korean concept of han, and the rights of robots. Mimi Mondal's Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (Twelfth Planet Press, 2017), co-edited with Alexandra Pierce, collects first-person accounts of marginalized authors in the genre of science fiction and fantasy.
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Author Readings, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Robot Coda: 4 Writers Read

Lecture | What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Gerrymandering?


A lecture by Niko Kolodny of University of California-Berkeley. Vegan food and drink will be provided.
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Lectures, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, What, If Anything, Is Wrong with Gerrymandering?

Play | Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit


Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Plays, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit

Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour


New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Concert | Imarhan: Traditional Algerian Music Meets Rock


Led by Sadam, the youngest member of the trailblazing band Tinariwen, Imarhan is one of the best emerging Tuareg bands in Algeria. Reflecting both the members’ cultural and generational background, the band’s dry guitar riffs, pop melodies, and pan-African rhythms draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads, and the modern pop and rock music they heard growing up. The band’s debut album set out to dismantle preconceived notions about Tuareg music. This new wave of Tuareg musicians finds a calm and passionate soul in sumptuous slow burners, and compositions of uncommon complexity.
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Ravel


Program: Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Quasi una fantasia" Maurice Ravel Valse à la manière de Borodine; Pavane pour une infante défunte; La Valse Jared Miller (b. 1988) Two Preludes for Solo Piano (2009) Robert Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 With: Jocelyn Lai, piano
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Piano Works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Ravel

Classical Music | Famous String Quartet performs Beethoven


Program: Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, op. 18 no. 4 Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127 Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 9 in C major, "Rasumovsky," op. 59 no. 3 The members of the Orion String Quartet—violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy—have worked closely with such legendary figures as Pablo Casals, Sir András Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Peter Serkin, members of TASHI and the Beaux Arts Trio. The Orions serve as Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
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Concerts, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Famous String Quartet performs Beethoven

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night Tour


New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
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Poetry Reading | Group Poetry Reading


This 3-day event expands a mission to provide a forum and network for the literary community. Allen Ginsberg saw the event as a place where people could articulate their relationship to the most important national and global problems of the time, and believed that the planet needed imagination and the avant-garde spirit of poetry to survive. Readers: Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and Sam Sax (pictured).
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Concert | Violin Recital


Carter Hamilton Coleman, Violin.
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Concert | Tango night


A tango violinist Machiko Ozawa will share the music with Brazilian guitarist Lucas Pullin.  Machiko Ozawa, a former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes, gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. She has performed as a tango soloist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra as well as American Philharmonic Orchestra. Special guests: Trevor Nuckols, French horn Remi Pelletier, viola.
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