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Wed, May 16, 2018
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All events, things to do on May 16, 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
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Boot Camp
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
Free
Tours, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Park Tour
Film |
Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris, Rosalind Ivan, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Shield. Scotland Yard superintendent Grodman retires in disgrace when a man he helped convict is exonerated after being hanged. When someone commits the perfect crime, a locked-room murder, Grodman seeks to redeem himself by solving the case. 1hr26mins.
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11:15 am
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Films, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Don Siegel's The Verdict (1946): mystery drama
Slide Lecture |
Travel offers extensive opportunities – and challenges - for the photographer. Whether your interests are a casual record of your family trip, or a serious visual exploration of a place far from home, this presentation will provide practical tips and visual stimulation so that you come home with pictures you can be proud of.   Lester Lefkowitz will cover: pre-trip planning; what to take and how to pack; foreign travel considerations; interacting with and photographing the “locals”; time of day and weather issues; finding the good spots; protecting digital files while on the road; ways to improve your composition; some exposure pointers; cool things you can do with a digital camera (that you could never do with film); what to do with all those great (and near-great) images when you get home. This presentation includes over 200 slides, good – and bad - photographs from around the world that extensively illustrate each point.
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12:00 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, The Wide World of Travel Photography
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Free Benefits Counseling: SNAP, medicare, medicaid and more
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Knitting Circle
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An exciting, creative, fun time at a judgment-free, friendly environment. The workshop will be facilitated by teaching artist Phyllis Schinz-Devco, who will guide and support you through the entire creative process.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Sip, Paint & Draw
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.
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Bach at Noon
Author Reading |
From the bestselling author of The Monopolists, the fascinating story of Olympic sailor Kevin Hall and the syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Hall will be presnt for the conversation.
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12:30 pm
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Author Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Mary Pilon discusses her book The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness
Concert |
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas. Armen is also a Fulbright Scholar, educator, author and producer of 13 acclaimed recordings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
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Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Get practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume & cover letters, prepare for effective interviews, and learn how to network when you are 50+.   With: Teresa San Roman, Career Counselor Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature Workers
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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Midtown Manhattan 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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Adult Coloring Club
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With platforms such as Google Scholar, SelectedWorks, Academia.edu, Orcid, institutional repositories and more, the digital promotion landscape has never been more diverse. Learn about a variety of ways to intentionally build your scholarly web presence, as well as the pros and cons of taking advantage of the various options to do so. The session will conclude with hands-on exploration of these tools. First come, first served
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Managing Your Scholarly Online Presence
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Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Learn to Play Chess for Adults
Film |
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts. Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. 105 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, James Clavell's To Sir, with Love (1967): Inspiring Teacher
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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
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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Learn about the basics of sewing such as the anatomy of the sewing machine as well as what are the different types of sewing tools and how to use them. 
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Sewing Class
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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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Poetry Workshop
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No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Poetry Workshop
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The workshop will answer that all important question: How can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life.
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Writer's Circle
Film |
Stars: Gary Oldman, who won Best Actor Oscar for this role, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Joe Wright, director 125 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Films, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Darkest Hour (2017): Winston Churchill and the fate of Western Europe
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 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Central Park Sunset Tour
Opening Reception |
Cardinal planes are hypothetical three-dimensional coordinates used to describe the movements of the human body. Three imaginary planes: the frontal plane, sagittal plane and horizontal plane, are axised in the center of the body in order to find out where structures are located and to understand the relation of gestures and how they are connected. In this exhibition, rather than using the term in the anatomical sense, “cardinal planes” are used for psychological self-examination as humans living in the contemporary world. In today’s society, individuals are no longer categorized or limited to certain roles. If there were any limitations in actions that we could take in the past, no longer are we restricted today. With the infinite potential of the cardinal planes, innumerable postures, stances, and directions can be made via the coordinates. Though the chances of inner conflict or even confusion may rise, we have gained more freedom now than ever in choosing who we would like to be. Artists: Tae Eun Ahn Alexis Avlamis Namwon Choi Valery Jung Estabrook Alice Gaskon Jisook Kim June Kim Youngmi Kim Christina Massey Sidhi Rajesh Parikh Avani Patel Goeun Seo Ritu Sinha Kazaan Viveiros
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Opening Receptions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Cardinal Planes: Group Exhibition Showcasing Fourteen Artists
Opening Reception |
The Story of O, an erotic novel that shocked and aroused millions, was published in 1954 under the pseudonym Pauline Réage. Many suspected the book, with its frank descriptions of bondage and desire, must have secretly been written by a man. The French intellectual Dominique Aury (born Anne Desclos, 1907-1998) came forward to reveal her identity in 1994 in an interview at the age of 86. She was the first women to write openly and explicitly about domination, submission, and sex. Artist Natalie Frank has been drawing and painting images that celebrate and explore the female erotic imagination for a decade. She was drawn to O because of its groundbreaking portrayal of complex female sexuality, an exploration which continues to provoke in art as in life. Prescient to our current moment, as women and others speak out about sexual violence and agency - this book champions individual choice and sex positive feminism. Written as a parody of pornography, one whose heroine undergoes physical and emotional transformation, O explores the boundaries of her own will, desire and self-possession. In a suite of fifteen drawings, in gouache and chalk pastel, and mixed media painting, Frank captures the psychological and sexual narratives of the book's key scenes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, O: The Female Erotic Imagination
Author Reading |
David Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace is a Thai takeout joint that delivers 24/7. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It’s been decades since they’ve spoken, and he’s relieved to hear she’s recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Stephen McCauley discusses his book My Ex-Life
Discussion |
Held in conjunction with the exhibition 1978: the NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, current and former Parks Commissioners will discuss the challenges and successes of New York City’s parks and the initiative and effort that has gone into their revival over the past 40 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, The State of Our Parks: Now and Then
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. Tangolandó is a new form of dance music that fuses tango with varieties of Latin and African rhythms. Learn the steps to this cross-cultural art form, and then dance to live music by the artists – Sofia Tosello and Yuri Juarez – who helped create it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dancings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Tangolandó 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Sunset Yoga
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Author L.A Chandlar's (The Silver Gun) inspiring talk on the psychology of creativity will show you how to overcome obstacles, demystify creativity and help to become the best writer you can be. Meet and Greet: 6:00 pm Program: 6:30—7:45 pm
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, How to Wire Your Brain for Creative Storytelling
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What does it mean to be successful? How do you get there? With all the complexities of modern life, our changing economy and digital culture, the markers of success are constantly shifting, confusing or just plain elusive.  Career coach Kristina Leonardi offers tools, tips, and insights that can help further you along the path to your own personal and professional fulfillment and finding your place in world, no matter how you define success for yourself. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Stepping Stones for Success
Film |
The documentary is the story of an unusual staging of the last play written by W.Shakespeare: The Tempest. The film takes place during the 2016 Teatro Ecologico Festival (Ecological Theater Festival) in the Sicilian island of Stromboli. 55 min.   Introduced by director Alessandro Fabrizi. In Italian with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Shakespeare on the Rocks (2017): An Unusual Staging of the Bard
City Walk |
Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
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6:30 pm
Free
City Walks, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Historic Greenwich Village: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
Author Reading |
How evolved are we really? Come to think of it, there is a lot that could stand to be improved. Our arthritic knees. Withstanding that cold virus that never stops going around. And having a separate windpipe and digestive tract would be nice! As professor of biology Nathan Lents explains, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a long list of mistakes. But as Lents demonstrates, the reason humans have so many design flaws is probably because we are good at transcending them. Nathan Lents will discuss his new book Human Errors with Ian Tattersall, paleoanthropologist and an emeritus curator with the American Museum of Natural History.  First come, first seated. Please arrive early.
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6:30 pm
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Author Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Human Errors: professor of biology discusses his book with the curator of the American Museum of Natural History
Discussion |
Susan Cianciolo’s clothing line, Run, was often deemed “too artsy” for the fashion world, yet it struggled to find a footing in the art world as well. In production from 1995 to 2001, Run’s collections were known to include sewing kits that  invited women to create their own apparel.   Cianciolo’s recent work is a natural outgrowth of the original brand, with a focus on her community of creative collaborators. Run Restaurant, a pop up which she first opened at Alleged Gallery in 2001, was revived in the 2017 Whitney Biennial (at the Whitney Museum of American Art). In his review in The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter likened it to “those edifying facilities proposed by the Russian Constructivist avant-garde, where peasant workers could eat and read Marx at the same time.” Cianciolo will discuss her interest in the histories of craft and alternative forms of garment-making, and how her work functions as a form of archival practice with a cultural critic, editor, and curator of Fashion Work, Jeppe Ugelvig. Priority seating will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Loose Threads: pioneering textile artist at the crossroads of fashion and art
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Playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love will explore the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. His play Choir Boy will make its Broadway premiere at the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker. He's the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award and the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow.  His Love’s Sugar in Our Wounds has a 2018 World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in June. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Oscar winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks theater
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Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma as you capture the sunset. The park’s pristine view of the Palisades and Hudson River makes the park the perfect setting for outdoor photography. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using the New York City scenic landmark park and its many vistas. Participants must bring their own camera. Tripods are optional but would be helpful.  
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Sunset Photography Hike
Author Reading |
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers interweaves the story of her own life with a comprehensive history of Central Park. The two narratives entwine as she founds the Central Park Conservancy and transforms both the park and herself. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers discusses her book Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir
Author Reading |
Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. Peter Ginna, former publisher and editorial director at Bloomsbury Press, talks with three prominent publishing professionals: Calvert Morgan, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books; Ayesha Pande, agent and owner of Ayesha Pande Literary and former senior editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux; and Elda Rotor, Vice President and Publisher for Penguin Classics.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Peter Ginna discusses his book What Editors Do
Slide Lecture |
Columbia University's Michael Susi, a local historian and postcard collector, looks at Morningside Heights using vintage postcards he began collecting more than 20 years ago.
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Slide Lectures, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Columbia University on Morningside Heights: The Early Years in Postcard Views
Jazz |
An evening of jazz, blues, salsa, and more by Third Street's Jazz Ensemble. The concert includes works by Duke Ellington, Charlies Mingus, Oliver Nelson, and Joe Zawinul.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Works by Duke Ellington, Charlies Mingus, Oliver Nelson and more
Performance |
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz present an evening exploring silence and its varied manifestations, related to Boudry / Lorenz’s film Silent (2016). For the event, the artists have invited artist Ginger Brooks Takahashi to present a new performance that examines individuals’ impetus for breaking their own silences, specifically responding to John Cage’s iconic 4’33”, an integral element of Boudry / Lorenz’s film. Following Brooks Takahashi’s performance, Boudry / Lorenz will present a performative lecture drawing on the many texts that served as inspiration for the film.
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7:00 pm
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Performances, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Silence and Its Varied Manifestations: Performance Art
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Emily Fridlund.
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Book Discussions, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: History of Wolves
Dance Performance |
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance presents four studio performances featuring two new works-in-process and a revival of Ice Cycle. The program highlights Sperling's ongoing collaborations with composer Matthew Burtner and cellist Scott Johnson. A pioneer in the field of environmental music, Burtner will perform live for the first iteration of Wind Rose, a new work-in-progress for the company that visualizes changing local and global winds patterns, and plays with different rhythmic and spatial patterning, pushing the boundaries of Sperling's use of her Fuller-influenced apparatus.A wind rose is defined as a time-honored measurement tool used by meteorologists to indicate wind speed and direction at a particular location. With Ice Cycle, which was inspired by Sperling's experience dancing on polar sea ice, Burtner and Sperling convey the fragility and dynamism of the Arctic icescape.The program also includes Sound Study, a developing collaboration between Sperling and Johnson begun during a residency with Human Impacts Institute. The playful duet investigates the atmospheric vibrations of the performance space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Soundings: Four Performances by Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
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PROGRAM: Seong Ae Kim: Collocation for solo percussionist (2018, world premiere) Sungji Hong: SHINE for flute and electronics (2015, NY premiere) Mirela Ivičević: new work for piano (2018, world premiere) Peter Jakober: Puls 2 for cello and loudspeakers (2005, US premiere) Matthias Kranebitter: pitch study no.1 / contra violin (2016, US premiere) Sojin Yoon: FOG for solo trombone and electronics (2018, world premiere) New York-based ensemble mise-en will perform world premieres and US premieres of three Austrian and three American-Korean composers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, World Premieres and US Premieres by Austrian and American Composers
Workshop |
Herbs, whole foods, and medicinal mushrooms are powerful natural medicines to build and balance our life-force energy, regenerate our internal organs, strengthen our immune system, and prevent disease. With: Drew DiVittorio
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Food as Medicine: An Intro Class
Play |
The story of the great singer Mia Martini, whose life was marred by rumors that she brought bad luck. Written by Aldo Nove. In Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, My Last Night: Mia Martini, A Life: Star-Crossed Singer
Classical Music |
Réka Kristóf, soprano; Aeneas Humm, baritone; Gergely Bogányi, piano Program Mozart: D’Oreste, d’Aiace - Electra’s aria, Idomeneo  Händel: Sorge infausta una procella (An inauspicious tempest rises)  Smetana: Och, jaky zal!...Ten lásky sen (How can I live...How strange and dead is everything here Bizet: Je dis que rien m’epouvante (I say that nothing can frighten me) Bizet: Micaëla’s aria from Carmen  Strauss: Breit über mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar (Droop o’er my head thy raven hair) Strauss: Klänge der Heimat (Sounds of my homeland) - Strauss: Rosalinde’s aria, Die Fledermaus Liszt: Don Giovanni Paraphrase  Kodály: Zöld erdőben (Mid the Oak Trees) Kodály: Tücsöklakodalom (The Cricket’s Wedding) Kodály: A csitári hegyek alatt (From Distant Mountains) Bartók: Piros rózsát szedtem én (The Red Rose I Picked) Schumann: Erste Begegnung (First Encounter) Schumann: Drei Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 43 (Three Two-Part Songs)  Schumann: Widmung (Dedication)  Strauss: Fünf kleine Lieder Op.69 (Five Little Songs) Strauss: Zueignung (Devotion)  Strauss: Der Frühlingsfeier Op.56 No.5 (Rite of Spring) About the Performers Gergely Bogányi is one of the youngest pianists to have won the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary which is awarded by the President. He is a regular guest at recitals in concert halls in Europe and worldwide. He is also known for his revolutionary piano designs; his Bogányi piano is one of the most innovative grand piano retrofits in the last 150 years. Baritone Aeneas Humm peforms with the Liechtenstein Sinfonie Orchester, Arp Schnitger Ensemble, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Winterthurer Symphoniker and Bremer Philharmoniker. He has recently given his Alice Tully Hall debut.  Soprano Réka Kristóf has performed at Bremerhaven in Puccini’s opera, La Rondine, Bremen‘s Die Glocke and Munich’s Prinzregententheatre Gartensaal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, Virtuosi from Hungary: opera arias by Mozart, Bizet, Strauss, and more
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