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Wed, May 9, 2018
60 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on May 9, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
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The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Boot Camp
Birdwatching |
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Pond and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Preserved for decades as a nature sanctuary, the Hallett provides habitat for a diverse wildlife population while serving as a peaceful haven for visitors. How many birds can you spot on this tour? Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Pond
Conference |
As the world’s population increasingly urbanizes and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with potentially catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards. Frontline communities and workers in waste, manufacturing and distribution face disproportionate impacts from environmental degradation and extractive and exploitative industry practices. The conference will focus on how issues of production, consumption and waste impact environmental justice communities, workers and vulnerable populations. By advancing a circular economy, we can reduce often-overlooked sources of significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as those from the supply chain of the manufacturing sector. Reducing consumer and industrial waste will be instrumental in lowering national GHG emissions and could help state and local governments meet emission targets set by the Paris Climate Accords.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 am
Free
Conferences, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy
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 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, 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 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
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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9:45 am
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Park Walks, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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9:45 am
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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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9:45 am
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Park Walk |
Walking tour of the park led by members of the executive staff.
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Park Tour
Film |
Starring James Cagney, Mae Clarke, and Margaret Lindsay. His picture is on magazine covers, his name in lights. Ex-con artist and gangster Dan Quigley is "doing all right in this movie racket," a big man in Hollywood. But if his criminal past resurfaces, he could end up in the big house. 75 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Roy Del Ruth's Lady Killer (1933): American crime drama
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with 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 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Get answers about: SNAP (Food Stamps); Medicare; Medicare Part D; Medicare Savings Program; Medicaid; EPIC, SSI, SSDI, Cash Assistance, HEAP, Phone Discount Programs, Access-A-Ride
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Free Benefits Counseling: SNAP, medicare, medicaid and more
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Conduction of science experiments allow not only for an individual’s natural curiosity to shine through, but also for “scientists” to better understand the world around them and the natural laws by which the world functions. Experiments will call for the “scientists” to hypothesize about what they predict will happen, teach “investigators” how to be capable of finding solutions to big problems, will involve communicating with their fellow “scientists,” and will be completed independently by the “scientists.” Program is for adults. First Come, First Served
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Having Fun With Science: Be a researcher for a day (Design your own experiment!)
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All created items will benefit a local charity.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Knitting Circle
Classical Music |
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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Bach at Noon
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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus
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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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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Classical Music |
Juilliard chamber music ensembles present engaging programs of masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire. Please arrive early to progress through court security.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Chamber music
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 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, High Line Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
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Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress.  This program is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Adult Coloring Club
Film |
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart. A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Vincente Minnelli's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970): Hypnotic Comedy
Workshop |
Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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with Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Poetry Workshop
Classical Music |
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4:30 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Chamber Music for Guitar
Discussion |
A debate between Stephen F. Cohen (Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University) and Michael McFaul (Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University).
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5:00 pm
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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who is to Blame?
Classical Music |
Jihwon Na, cello. Program Schumann (1810-1856) Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano Debussy (1862-1918) Cello Sonata Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Cello Sonata, Op.19
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Pieces by Schumann, Debussy and Rachmaninoff for cello
Discussion |
Panelists include: Bill Fletcher, a long-time labor activist and educator, former senior staff member at AFL-CIO, past President of TransAfricaForum, and co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: the Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice. Camille Rivera, the National Political Director of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and former National Deputy Political Director of SEIU during the 2016 presidential campaign. She began her work in the labor movement as a political organizer for 32BJ SEIU, then moved up to be the Deputy Political Director before she went on to be the Executive Director of United New York, which led the fight for economic equality for low-wage and unemployed workers. Michael Zweig is emeritus professor of economics and founding director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His most recent book is The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret (Cornell ILR Press, 2nd ed. 2012). More recently his article “White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics” appeared in the May 2017 issue of New Labor Forum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:15 pm
Free
Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Electoral Politics, Unions, and the Working Class in the Age of Trump
Park Walk |
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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5:30 pm
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Park Walks, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Central Park Sunset Tour
Book Discussion |
"Waking Lions is a sophisticated and darkly ambitious novel, revealing an aspect of Israeli life rarely seen in its literature."—Ayelet Tsabari, New York Times Book Review
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's Waking Lions
City Walk |
With local historian Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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City Walks, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour
Opening Reception |
Curated by the graduating seniors in the Photography Department, Hive Mind explores photography through the mathematical and the metaphysical. Artists: Isabelle Baldwin, Shannon Barling, Ari Barnett, Kara Birnbaum, Sabrina Bonaparte, Patrick Carew, Robin Carlson, Jaclyn DeNardi, Zoe Elefterin, Carlos Galek Sefchovich, Marissa Giblin, Emily Jureller, Ethan Kell, Sam Light, Beata Mamrol, Patrick Mead, Marina Moeser, Abbi Newfeld, Ziming Ren, Stefani Reynolds, Allin Skiba, Martina Tuaty, Delilah Twersky, Gabrielle Valeriano, Vanessa Vargas, Ji Yeon Yu                                                     
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Opening Receptions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Hive Mind: College Photography Show
Opening Reception |
Three White Paintings is intended to be considered as a triptych addressing wealth and morality. Rich Lives (2018), The Learning Curve (2015), and Give The Man A Hand (2017), are each 24" x 18". Each makes heavy use of Titanium White, reflective and semi-reflective surfaces and materials, and hidden features. This is Mark Panzarino's first public exhibition of paintings. Mark Panzarino began his study of the arts at some of New York's finest ballet conservatories before performing as an apprentice with Miami City Ballet. As an independent fine, performance, and public artist, Mark has created and curated multimedia, live, and interactive works and events across the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Mark Panzarino's Three White Paintings
Opening Reception |
This show features over forty photographs that exemplify the Burrows's career as both one of the great humanist photographers of the Twentieth Century, as well as a pioneer in the use of color. Burrows was born in London in 1926. At age 16, he began working in the lab of Life magazine's London bureau. Poor eyesight kept him from a hoped-for position as an Army or Navy photographer in WW II. Instead he had to content himself with printing thousands of photos taken by LIFE'S great photographers of that war. Burrows's best known series is "One Ride with Yankee Papa 13", which Life published in 1965. From the opening spread, where a young and confident James Farley is introduced before a mission to airlift an infantry battalion, to its bloody sequence on the ensuing firefight and a failed rescue, to Farley's emotional return to base, the essay captures the universal humanity of man embroiled in the inhumanity of war. Burrows covered the war until 1971 when the helicopter in which he was riding to photograph the invasion of Laos was shot down, killing all aboard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Larry Burrows Revisited: 20th Century Photography Great
Lecture |
Although travel to and travel narratives about the Americas are not new phenomena --they go back to colonial encounters between Europeans and the native population, recording the strangeness the Europeans found, and the adaptations they had to make to understand it and survive in it, it is in our present moment that individuals and cultures have more fluidly travelled from one place to another. Certain landscapes, places, routes and themes within the Americas are more frequently rendered in films recently produced in the context of the Americas. Not only have specific destinations been more visited than others, but also certain narratives have travelled more widely being more frequently adapted to different media. Dislocation, displacement and deterritorialization can thus be analyzed from the perspective of the traveler, who moves from one place to another, as well as by the travelling narratives that are readapted and relocated in space and time across cultures and history, in what has been termed by Linda Hutcheon as transcultural adaptations. Frequent migratory currents of certain narratives and ideas within the Americas have formed clusters of knowledge and provided audiences’ imagination about specific cultures or nations. This talk will analyze the process of narrative continuity and displacement in recent films about immigration and travel within the Americas, as they can be read in relation to earlier films on the same theme. Speaker Anelise Reich Corseuil is Professor of Literatures in English and Film Studies at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Film Narratives Crossing Time and Space in the Americas
Dancing |
This dance party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences. Learn the steps from 6pm-7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm-8:30pm. For the first time, the park hosts a bhangra dance party. The joyful and free-spirited Indian dance style is taught by the acclaimed Bhangra Masala Dance Company. Live bhangra and Bollywood music is performed by award-winning New York-based Punjabi band Rhythm Tolee.
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Dancings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Bhangra Dance Party
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Build your empire and trade your way to 10 victory points, all while practicing for two special Settlers of Catan Tournaments on two dates throughout the season (dates TBA). 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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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat.
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Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Sunset Yoga
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Too many of us exist in an overstressed, near-continuous state of “fight or flight,” our overactive nervous systems negatively affecting our moods, sleep cycles, and muscular, cardiovascular, immune, and digestive systems. Gain a practical understanding of the physiology of stress and learn highly effective yogic practices and innovative coping strategies that counteract stress and stimulate the “relaxation response.” Learn visualization and somatic relaxation techniques, meditation and breathing practices, cognitive “thought-stopping” and reframing methods to unwind the mind, and much more in this intro class with Priti Robyn Ross. Discover how to boost your health and well-being and embrace your birthright to be relaxed and centered, whatever the external world throws your way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Calming the Nervous System: Tools for Creating Balance and Peace of Mind
Lecture |
A lecture by Dr. Susan Zuccotti, followed by a question and answer period, moderated by Adjunct Professor Mary Maudsley.
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6:15 pm
Free
Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The Jews of Italy and Italian Occupied Territories During the Holocaust
Reading |
An evening of readings and discussion inspired by The Blind Man, the renowned little magazine published by the circle around artist Marcel Duchamp in 1917 With John Yau, Sophie Seita, Diana Hamilton, James Hoff, Christopher Stackhouse, Matvei Yankelevich, and Barry Schwabsky.
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6:30 pm
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Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, I See, Said the Blind Man: Readings Inspired by Marcel Duchamp
Discussion |
International best-selling science writers Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli examine the mysterious natures of time. “Do we exist in time, or does time exist in us?” asks Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in his new book, The Order of Time. Rovelli is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University and has devoted his life's work to understanding what time might truly be. Rovelli will be joined in conversation by Jim Holt, whose new book, When Einstein Walked with Gödel, collects essays written over the past twenty years.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Together in Time: A Discussion with Science Fiction Writers Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli
Discussion |
A journalist takes a deep dive into the brain power required for masterful human movement. Why can't Michael Jordan hit a baseball as well as he can dunk a basketball? Why can't robots be as dexterous as the average five-year-old? Journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun talked to experts on motor control, from two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the ways scouts traditionally evaluate players, to musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Turns out it's not about the million-dollar arm—it's the million-dollar brain. Schonbrun will be in conversation with Mary Pilon, sports and business writer and the author of The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness.
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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius?
Lecture |
It is well known that Italy is the homeland of the printed Hebrew book. Shortly after the invention of the printing press the first two volumes in Hebrew were printed in Rome and Reggio Calabria approximately between 1472 and 1487. The printed book had profound effects on the Jewish world, on one side opening networks of communication and exchange, on the other introducing new forms of internal normativity and authority. Family-run publishers flourished up to the first decades of the 20th century participating in the shaping of public life, education as well as the debate and aspirations of the new country. Early fascist purges, censorship and, eventually, the race laws of 1938 put an end to this story. Jewish-run publishing houses were either closed or confiscated and passed into the hands of non-Jewish owners. After the end of World War II, Jewish publishing resumed in various forms, Jewish newsprints and zines, the national Jewish journal La Rassegna Mensile di Israel, community bulletins to Yiddish and Hebrew press produced in DP camps. Shulim Vogelman, a representative of a new generation of Italian publishers committed to nourish Jewish life and make it known to the larger society, will discuss history and current perspectives. With: Shulim Vogelmann (La Giuntina, Florence)
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Lectures, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Jewish Publishing in Italy
Talk |
Alexander Vilenkin has been working in the field of cosmology for 25 years. He is best known for introducing the idea of the quantum creation of the universe from a quantum vacuum, and for his pivotal work in cosmic strings and eternal inflation. He is also the author of two books: Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes and Cosmic Strings and Other Topological Defects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Talks, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Alexander Vilenkin, Author and Theoretical Physicist
Author Reading |
What happens when a dream and determination isn't enough to pay the bills? Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of economic growth, seems to have blown a cylinder lately. This is bad news. Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today.
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Author Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Dambisa Moyo discusses her book Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth--and How to Fix It
Author Reading |
Larry Ruhl will read from and discuss his new memoir, which details his coming to terms with complex childhood trauma: paternal incest and maternal mental illness, which led to depression, addiction, and difficulty accepting his homosexuality. It’s a searing story and a poignant narrative of healing and recovery, one that breaks through many deeply held societal taboos.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Larry Ruhl discusses his book Breaking the Ruhls
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Pioneering feminist cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb presents an autobiographical comic that chronicles the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses her book Love That Bunch
Discussion |
A discussion featuring artist Ann Shapiro.
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Discussions, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Addressing Climate Change
Jazz |
Standards Ensemble examine songs made popular via theater, Broadway, film, etc., concentrating on composers in the later part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century. Directed by avant-garde jazz and hard bop double bassist Reggie Workman. He was a member of jazz groups led by Gigi Gryce, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter and Red Garland. In 1961, Workman joined the John Coltrane Quartet, replacing Steve Davis.
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Songs made popular via theater, Broadway, film
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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As the young survivors of the Florida school shooting keep up their marches and walkouts for gun control, the NRA is pushing back with its own go-to narrative: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, lots of schools seemed to agree with that approach and moved to put more "good guys" in the classroom. This week, Gianna Toboni sees firsthand how some teachers are taking up arms and explores the deep divisions in America that make stopping these mass shootings seem nearly impossible. Please arrive early. First come, first seated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Screenings, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, VICE's The Parkland Effect: in the aftermath of the school shooting
Classical Music |
Featuring music by Ligeti, Shostakovich, Amanda Harberg, Brahms and Lutoslaski. 12 pianists convene for a short survey of piano chamber music from the past century and a half.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, 12 pianists perform music by Ligeti, Shostakovich, Brahms and more
Classical Music |
The acclaimed New York-based new music ensemble in recital. Mivos Quartet: Olivia De Prato, violin Lauren Cauley Kalal, violin Victor Lowrie, viola Mariel Roberts, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, The Mivos Quartet
Classical Music |
French Horn Studio Recital.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, French horn recital
Classical Music |
Tamara Winston, oboe. Program Britten (1913-1976) Temporal Variations Zupnik Duo For Cello And Oboe Poulenc (1899-1963) Oboe Sonata Britten (1913-1976) Phantasy Quartet
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Pieces by Britten, Poulenc and more for oboe
Jazz |
The Music of Thelonious Monk Ensemble will focus on Monk’s important compositions and stylistic innovations. Performers will bring in their own arrangements of Monk’s music. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including Round Midnight, Blue Monk, Straight, No Chaser, Ruby, My Dear, In Walked Bud, and Well, You Needn't. Monk is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Ensemble performs works of Thelonious Monk
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