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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 4, 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! 70 free events take place on May 4 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 4 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 | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

Tour | 200+ Free NYC Walking Tours


An annual weekend-long celebration featuring 200+ free “walking conversations” throughout the five boroughs, led by urban enthusiasts and local experts who care deeply about their neighborhoods. All of the walks combine the simple act of exploring neighborhoods with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. A typical walk is 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
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Tours, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, 200+ Free NYC Walking Tours

Symposium | Global Black Desires: Freedom and Constraints


Broadly conceiving black desires, this conference aligns with scholarly traditions that imagine blackness in a global context as it draws on diverse disciplinary and theoretical approaches. Whether they concern moral, legal, political, corporal, spatial, creative, erotic, or economic desires in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, or Africa, discussions about the associated freedoms and constraints engendered by black desires provide an opportunity to expand the knowledge base and significance of black diaspora studies. Additionally, this scholarly intervention promises to illuminate our consciousness of possibilities and limitations of individual, national, transnational, and diaspora objectives. While the conference welcomes submissions on a wide range of themes and topics, it primarily aims to resonate with the IRADAC fellows' specializations. Fellows' research interests include queerness in the Caribbean, global childhood, performing the diaspora, education and social movements, abolitionist geographies, exile and the politics of belonging, and framings of black femininity.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Global Black Desires: Freedom and Constraints

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.
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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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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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City Walk | Lower Manhattan Tour


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Manhattan Street Art 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Central Park All-in-One 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Central Park All-in-One Tour

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Street Fair

Workshop | Bridge Club


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Resume writing


The workshop is geared to aid patrons with essentials in producing winning resumes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Resume writing

Workshop | Celebrate the 60's with a Tie-Dye Making T-Shirt Party


Expand your mind and your wardrobe. Come learn how to make your own tie-dye t-shirt or tote bag.   All supplies will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Celebrate the 60's with a Tie-Dye Making T-Shirt Party

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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Workshop | Career Finders Club: Preparing to Ace the Interview


Career coach Renee Rosenberg discusses how to avoid the 10 most common interview mistakes. In this interactive session, Renee introduces interview relaxation strategies along with techniques to help conduct a successful interview. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Career Finders Club: Preparing to Ace the Interview

Classical Music | Pieces by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert and more


Program: J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (1720) Clementi (1752-1832) Sonatina Schubert (1797-1828) Moments Musicaux (1828) Mozart (1756-1791) Porgi Amor from Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) Donizetti (1797-1848) Quanto è bella quant’ è cara from L’elisir d’Amore (1832) About the Program The Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) by Johann Sebastian Bach was written between 1717 and 1720. It is a part of his compositional cycle called Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. As a composer of classical piano sonatas, Muzio Clementi was among the first to create keyboard works expressly for the capabilities of the piano. He has been called "Father of the Piano". He composed almost 110 piano sonatas. Some of the earlier and easier ones were later classified as sonatinas. Six moments musicaux, D. 780 (Op. 94) is a collection of six short pieces for solo piano composed by Franz Schubert. They are among the most frequently played of all Schubert's piano music, and have been recorded many times. The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. The opera premiered on 12 May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Pieces by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert and more

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.
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Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood 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 historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Harlem


Who has a masterful understanding of Harlem's 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 staff will lead you on an exploration of the library's rich and changing history. Walk the blocks around the library building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Inwood


Who has a masterful understanding of Inwood's community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! The staff will lead you on an exploration of Inwood's rich and changing history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Seward Park


Who has a masterful understanding of Seward Park 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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City Walks, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Walk with a Librarian: Seward Park

City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Tompkins Square Park, 1860s to 1960s


Tompkins Square Park is East Village's gathering place for picnics, festivals and community events ever since it opened in 1837.   In the mid 19th century the Square offered reprieve from a hard life for the country's new immigrants, in what was once the most densely populated neighborhood in America. See the statues, memorials, landmarks and the trees that currently play home to the park's 21st century residents, the red-tailed hawks Christo and Dora!   Tour guides: street photographer Michael Paul and a librarian Corinne Neary
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Lecture | Do We Think Like Computers?


This is a talk on understanding the cognitive strategies and neural mechanisms underlying human behavior, in particular decision-making under uncertainty. Speaker Wei Ji Ma is Associate Professor in the Center for Neural Science.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Lectures, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Do We Think Like Computers?

Concert | Organist displaying “phenomenal technique and sheer musicality” - Bloomberg News


Hailed as “a great organist” displaying “phenomenal technique and sheer musicality” (Bloomberg News), James Kennerley of Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church is a multi-faceted musician, working as a conductor, keyboardist, singer, and composer. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall,  the Metropolitan Museum’s MetLiveArts series,  Lincoln Center among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Organist displaying “phenomenal technique and sheer musicality” - Bloomberg News

Screening | All Saints (2017): drama inspired by a true story


Based on the inspiring true story of salesman turned pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Starring John Carbett, Barry Corbin, Cara Buono, Nelson Lee  & Patrick Johnson. Directed by  Steve Gomer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Screenings, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, All Saints (2017): drama inspired by a true story

Workshop | Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition


Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records.
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition

Workshop | Global Business News across the globe, in many languages using Factiva database


Search 9,000 publications in 118 countries and 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
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Workshops, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Global Business News across the globe, in many languages using Factiva database

Workshop | Fencing Workshop


Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Must be 16 or older to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | William A. Seiter's One Touch of Venus (1948): Goddess of Love


Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes. Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to lifer. The problems begin when Venus falls in love with him. 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Harlem Tour


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.
   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.
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Rockefeller Center Tour


Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
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Film | Mike Nichols' Catch 22 (1970): one of the great anti-war movies of the era


Based on the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, this scathing war satire follows Capt. John Yossarian (Alan Arkin), a pilot stationed in the Mediterranean who flies bombing missions during World War II. Attempting to cope with the madness of armed conflict, Yossarian struggles to find a way out of his wartime reality. Surrounded by eccentric military officers, such as the opportunistic 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder (Jon Voight), Yossarian must resort to extreme measures to escape his dire and increasingly absurd situation. 122 minutes. Rated R 18+.
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City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Mid-Manhattan


Who has a masterful understanding of Mid-Manhattan 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 Mid-Manhattan's rich and changing history. Walk the blocks around the Library building. You’ll be surprised when we show you some neighborhood photographs from generations past that we’ve found in the Library’s collections. And, of course, they’ll share some anecdotes and observations along the way, too.
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City Walks, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Walk with a Librarian: Mid-Manhattan

City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Harlem


Who has a masterful understanding of Harlem's 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 staff will lead you on an exploration of the library's rich and changing history. Walk the blocks around the library building.
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City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Inwood


Who has a masterful understanding of Inwood's community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! The staff will lead you on an exploration of Inwood's rich and changing history.
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Workshop | Knitting Circle


This is not a class, but a group for knitters. Participants must bring their own supplies.
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Discussion | What Difference Does the Digital Make?: Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis and Technology


This discussion pushes existing conversations on psychoanalysis and technology beyond some of the typical frames, which have tended to focus on the use of Skype, texting, and other new media within the therapeutic treatment. These are valuable areas of focus, but this conversation takes a somewhat different direction. The forum proceeds by understanding psychoanalysis as already itself a technology, and one embedded in particular historical forms and fantasies of conceiving “the human.” As a jumping off point for the conversation, the panelists — who come to the conversation from, variously, performance studies, Black studies, gender and sexuality studies, media and affect studies, political theory , and relational psychoanalysis — consider how new new technologies are drawing on and redrawing social differences/identity, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and age. What are the historical violences carried forward in the (new?) digital demographies of the human? With: Patricia Clough, Psychoanalyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy Stephen Hartman, Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California Fred Moten, Professor, Department of Performance Studies
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Lecture | High-Speed Urbanization and the 'Over-sized Cities' in Contemporary China


The urbanization rate in China has passed 50% since 2011 and will reach 60% by the year 2020. However, the image of “rural China” stays as a stereotype for a long time. This talk is aimed to help understand China in urban condition. It will start from the process of high-speed urbanization in the first decade of the 21st century. Then it will demonstrate the high- density situation in three megacities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Finally, it will emphasize the current u-turn of urban policy from social inclusion to social exclusion in the so-called “over-sized” cities and point out the latest inequality issues in the case of Shanghai. Speaker Zhe Sun is with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
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Park Walk | Central Park Sunset Tour


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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Opening Reception | Al Held: Paris to New York, 1952−1959


An exhibition of experimental works in pigment and wax that anticipate the painter’s well-known, epic-scaled geometric abstractions.  
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Opening Receptions, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Al Held: Paris to New York, 1952−1959

Opening Reception | George: Paintings by Zachary Armstrong


The work of Zachary Armstrong can be viewed as homage both to the artist's own personal history and to art history and the many celebrated artists he admires. To this end, Armstrong paints with an eye that is historically far-reaching, but intensely local, looking deep into his own personal archive of childhood drawings as well as art historical references. Armstrong's complex encaustic and oil paintings incorporate appropriated images from both these childhood drawings and works by other artists such as Bruce Nauman and Picasso. Zachary Armstrong was born in 1984 in Dayton, Ohio. Solo exhibitions have taken place in Berlin, Los Angeles, Dayton and San Francisco as well as New York and he has shown widely in gallery group shows.
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Opening Reception | Aspirational Architectures: charcoal, aluminum, concrete, glass, graphite


The exhibition explores the aims and failures of architecture to form ideal communities and futures. It addresses how built space speaks to human need and desire for a better life, individually and collectively. Featuring the work of artists Tanya Goel, Yamini Nayar, Laercio Redondo, and Lucia Simek, this exhibition draws from unique experiences, source material, and geographies in order to present an intimate perspective on the subject matter.
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Opening Receptions, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Aspirational Architectures: charcoal, aluminum, concrete, glass, graphite

Concert | Violinist who has performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra


Violinist Yaegy Park has performed with the Moscow Symphony and Hawum Chamber Orchestras at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, among others.
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Violinist who has performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Workshop | Strategy Game Social


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 prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.
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Film | Bruce Beresford's Breaker Morant (1980): War Crimes Drama


Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters. Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. 107 min.
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Films, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Bruce Beresford's Breaker Morant (1980): War Crimes Drama

Tour | High Line Tour


The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
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Lecture | Moving Borders: Tibet in Interaction with its Neighbors


India holds a central place in the story of Buddhism’s arrival to Tibet, even as it lies on the geographic periphery of the Himalayan plateau. Peripheral Visions explores images, texts, and narratives of Buddha Sakyamuni’s life from the Tibetan monastery of Jonang Puntsokling, the seat of the acclaimed Buddhist master Taranatha (1575-1634). This extraordinary program of literary and visual works, executed by Taranatha in the early seventeenth century and examined by Giuseppe Tucci some three centuries later, projected the presence and prestige of a distinctly Indian Buddha onto the Tibetan landscape. Speaker: Andrew Quintman of Yale University.
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Classical Music | Artist Talk: Juan Tessi


Argentinian atist Juan Tessi will engage in a conversation with Verónica Flom, Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator. The artist will discuss his most recent projects and exhibitions where painting appears to be more of a symptom than a mere practice.
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Artist Talk: Juan Tessi

Talk | John Prados discusses his book The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness


This is the first major history of the CIA in a decade, published to tie in with the seventieth anniversary of the agency’s founding.
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Talks, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, John Prados discusses his book The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA's Heart of Darkness

Jazz | The Joao Martins Trio


This ensemble of accomplished performers from NYC’s jazz and world music scene, lead by faculty member Martins on piano, presents a program of original compositions.
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Jazz | Joey Alexander, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, performs from his CD Eclipse


Pianist Joey Alexander is an extremely gifted jazz musician who first came to the public's attention as a prodigy before the age of ten. Born Josiah Alexander Sila in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia in 2003, Alexander was introduced to music by his father, an amateur musician and jazz aficionado. By age six, Alexander had taught himself how to play piano. He released his debut album, 2015's Jason Olaine-produced My Favorite Things, on the Motema Music label. Recorded when Alexander was only 11 years old, the album featured the pianist backed by bassists Larry Grenadier and Russell Hall.
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Joey Alexander, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, performs from his CD Eclipse

Workshop | Sunset Singing Circle


Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
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Workshop | Paint Social


A group painting session! Express your creativity through painting and socializing. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.
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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 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit

Classical Music | A 'Portrait Concert' of Canadian Composer Dániel Péter Biró


Program: HaDavar The Word (2011) alto, piano, and electronics Lizkor Velishkoach To Remember and to Forget (2000) string quartet Shevarim Breakings (2007) piano and electronics Nulla Res Singularis US premiere (2017-18) five voices and five strings A portrait concert of Canadian composer Dániel Péter Biró, which expands upon the research he conducted as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as a Guggenheim Fellow. With Schola Heidelberg and ensemble aisthesis featuring pianist Donald Berman, conducted by Walter Nussbaum  
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, A 'Portrait Concert' of Canadian Composer Dániel Péter Biró

Classical Music | Variations: Piano Works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Chopin


Pianist Anna Khanina explores the variation form in works by great composers of the romantic era.  One of the most imaginative musical forms, variations are similar to improvisation in that a main idea is presented then reshaped and embellished while never losing its relationship to the original theme.
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Variations: Piano Works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Chopin

Tour | 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night 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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Tours, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour

Tour | Ghosts of the East Village 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.
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Film | Short films about classical music


Coordinated by a pianist, composer, music technologist, and professor of jazz composition at Manhattan School of Music, Richard Sussmann.
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Films, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Short films about classical music

Performance | Murder in F Minor: Two Short Plays


Literary Studies senior Vogue Giambri presents two one-acts about people dealing with the many truths of wanting to change, needing to stay the same, and the violence that comes with it.  
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Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
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Discussion | Out of Place: A Poetry Discussion


To be *out of* something is both to be beyond the confines of that thing and to have emerged from it. The way poetry might be said to run parallel to the rest of life and also to spring from it. To be *out of place*: not just to not belong, but to no longer be somewhere out of which you have come. A place is a project: an ongoing attempt to designate the boundaries and purpose of a given (or taken) space. A tradition is like a place: it includes, it excludes. One can run out of space. One can get run out of space. And “place,” of course, is not a neutral term, its boundaries negotiated and enforced by power. This event explores outsider traditions, poetic legacies, the history of the East Village, gentrification, colonialism, belonging and place. Welcome poets to interpret the concept of *out of place* however they see fit. With Ken Chen, Julie Ezelle Patton, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker (pictured). Moderated by Erica Hunt.
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Discussions, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Out of Place: A Poetry Discussion

Concert | Violinist who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Kiev Soloists and more


Violinist Hannah Tarley has performed with orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, Kiev Soloists, and more. As both a soloist and chamber musician, she has debuted in some of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls, including Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Royal Festival Hall and Leipzig’s Gewandaus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Violinist who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Kiev Soloists and more

Classical Music | Viola pieces by J.S. Bach, Paganini and more


Taeyoung Yoon, viola. Program Walton (1902-1983) Concerto for viola and orchestra - I. Andante Comodo  J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Partita No.1 in E minor s.1002 Bax (1883-1953) Viola sonata Paganini ( 1782-1840) La campanella
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Viola pieces by J.S. Bach, Paganini and more

Classical Music | Vocal Works by Handel, Bach, Tallis, Byrd, Schutz... (18C)


The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers present an evening of music by 16th-18th century composers.
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Vocal Works by Handel, Bach, Tallis, Byrd, Schutz... (18C)

Concert | Concierge Records' 4-Year Anniversary Party


Concierge Records was founded in 2014 by musician, engineer, and producer W. Andrew Raposo (a longtime contributor to NYC's music scene and nightlife) to promote emerging artists across various genres and parallel dimensions. Tonight is their 4-year anniversary party which doubles as a release party for Lover's new album, Babylon. The full lineup for the evening includes: LOVER (live) FRAME (live)  Lily McQueen (live) Jaie Gon (DJ set)  Black Helmet (aka Azikiwe Mohammed; DJ set)
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Concerts, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Concierge Records' 4-Year Anniversary Party
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Performance | A science show!

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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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