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60 free events take place on Friday, May 3 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out May 3 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of May . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Friday, May 3, 2019

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Jane's Walk 2019: 275+ Walks All Over the City
free events nyc Organ Recital: J.S. Bach
free events nyc Blue Moon (1997): An Experimental Landmark Film from Taiwan
free events nyc The Legacy Of Fourteen Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
free events nyc Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam
free events nyc A Cottage of One's Own: A Move to the Country
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City Walk | Walking Tour Of New York Public Library And Bryant Park


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Walking Tour Of New York Public Library And Bryant Park

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 Fridays, May 3-July 7, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Tai Chi Outdoors

City Walk | Haunted Midtown


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. This event will lead you on an exploration of Mid Manhattan's haunted and macabre history. You’ll be surprised when the librarians show you some neighborhood photographs from generations past. And, of course, the staff will share some anecdotes and observations along the way, too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Haunted Midtown

Tour | Jane's Walk 2019: 275+ Walks All Over the City


This annual event is a global festival of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. During Jane’s Walk weekend, the simple act of exploring the city is enhanced with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Jane’s Walk encourages people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and connect with visitors and neighbors alike. The three-day event comprises more than 275 free walk all over the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Tours, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Jane's Walk 2019: 275+ Walks All Over the City

Conference | The Ethics of Donor Conception


There are no reliable statistics on how many children are created in the United States from donated gametes. The CDC, which collects statistics on in vitro fertilization, reported that roughly 9,000 children were born from IVF with donated eggs in 2015. But according to the Donor Sibling Registry, a survey of such parents found that 40% of those responding were never asked to report the birth of their child. And most births from donated sperm do not require IVF and are therefore not counted at all. Journalists writing about donor conception tend to rely on an outdated report of the Office of Technology Assessment, which estimated 30,000 births from donor insemination in the year 1986/87. The fertility industry has grown enormously since that date. Although many countries have outlawed or restricted anonymous donor conception, the practice is virtually unregulated in this country. And because the U.S. has never debated legislation or regulation for donor conception, there has been almost no public discussion of whether it is ethical and, if so, under what circumstances and conditions. This is a conference of bioethicists to discuss the ethics of donor conception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, The Ethics of Donor Conception

Conference | The Wars of Peace: The Mundane Violence of the Victorians


The title is taken from Kipling’s "White Man’s Burden," and both the source and the word we have cut, ‘savage,’ hangs over the whole conference. The unspoken idea of savagery, which Kipling meant to define the targets of British colonial despoilment, can of course speak to British policies and military actions, but also to the daily experience of bodily pain felt by so many Victorians, victims of domestic violence, substandard living conditions, untreated illnesses. Yet the spectacular claims of the word ‘savage’ can make us expect to see violence as a spectacle. Instead, this conference wants to see violence as the everyday way of life in the 19th century: the wars that constituted 19th c peacetime, the daily wars at home and the endless wars abroad. SPEAKERS: Meredith Martin (Princeton) Lara Kriegel (Indiana) Holly Furneaux (Cardiff U) Nasser Mufti (Illinois at Chicago) Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College) Aeron Hunt (Boston College) Zarena Aslami (Michigan State) Anjuli Raza Kolb (Williams College)
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Conferences, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, The Wars of Peace: The Mundane Violence of the Victorians

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

City Walk | Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour


The corner of 42nd St & 5th Ave is often considered the center of Manhattan. Learn about the neighborhood, through curious stories and experiences of longtime (veteran) librarian Cynthia Chaldekas. The New York Public Library staff will lead you on an exploration of Mid Manhattan's rich and changing history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour

City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: East Harlem


Who has a masterful understanding of the neighborhood’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The staff will lead you on an exploration of neighborhood'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, we’ll share some anecdotes and observations along the way, too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Walk with a Librarian: East Harlem

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In these one-hour walking tours, examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

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. Monday through Friday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Southern Park Welcome 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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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Bach at Noon

Film | The 39 Steps (1935): Thriller By Alfred Hitchcock


A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. 86 min. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim. The British Film Institute ranked it the fourth best British film of the 20th century. In 2004, Total Film named it the 21st greatest British movie ever made. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, The 39 Steps (1935): Thriller By Alfred Hitchcock

Workshop | Community Choir For Beginners


This beginner, non-auditioned group welcomes all who love to sing. You will learn healthy singing habits, warmups, and how to find your own voice as your sing with a group. The choir members sing and study music of many styles and genres like jazz, latin, soul, choral, gospel, folk, and music from around the world. Everyone is welcome no experience necessary! The class will culminate with a final public performance at the library. Registration is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Film | Erin Brockovich (2000): Oscar Winning Drama With Julia Roberts


An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. 131 min. Director: Steven Soderbergh. Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin. Roberts won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 73rd Academy Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Erin Brockovich (2000): Oscar Winning Drama With Julia Roberts

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Organ Recital: J.S. Bach


Stefan Donner is the recipient of various awards including first place in the 2008 Daniel Herz Organ Competition (Italy), first place in the 2010 Franz Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria), and third prize in the prestigious 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition (Ireland). He received a 2014-15 Fulbright grant to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY (USA).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Organ Recital: J.S. Bach

Workshop | Fencing Workshop


Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Must be 16 or older to participate. Every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. 120 min. Director: Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh. The film was announced in August 2013 after the rights to the book were purchased. Much of the cast signed on in the spring of 2017, and filming took place from April to June of that year in parts of Malaysia and Singapore. The film grossed $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller

Film | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001): Three Time Oscar Nominated Fantasy


An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. 152 min. Director: Chris Columbus. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris.  The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001): Three Time Oscar Nominated Fantasy

Film | O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) With George Clooney: Two Time Oscar Nominated Adventure Comedy


In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. 107 min. Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson. The film received two Academy Award nominations at the 73rd Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. For his portrayal of Ulysses Everett McGill, George Clooney received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The film was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) With George Clooney: Two Time Oscar Nominated Adventure Comedy

Film | George Clooney's Suburbicon (2017): A Suburban Black Comedy With Matt Damon and Julianne Moore


As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family. 105 min. Director: George Clooney.  Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac. Suburbicon as co-written by George Clooney, the Coen brothers and Grant Heslov. 
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, George Clooney's&nbsp;Suburbicon (2017): A Suburban Black Comedy&nbsp;With Matt Damon and Julianne Moore

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Play | Ella in the Tundra: Making Babies


Ella, a world-class fertility doctor, happens to be every cursed princess’ fairy godmother. Her perfectly controlled world gets turned upside down with the appearance of a most unusual maiden in distress who also happens to be a convicted criminal about to go to jail.   Written by Marianna Staroselsky. Directed by Daniella Caggiano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Come in, relax, color and meditate! All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Adult Coloring Club

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 Walks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Walk With A Librarian: Inwood

Workshop | Strengthen Your Resume


Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you aren’t getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume. This workshop is a crash course for people who want to revise their resumes. How companies hire new staff, the 3 sections of a job posting, and addressing each resume section separately will be discussed. A variety of resumes will be anlayzed and there will be time for lots of questions. Presented by Sherry Natkow. Sherry Natkow is a career specialist and certified resume writer in private practice in Manhattan. When she's not delivering lively workshops, she's helping job seekers, one-on-one, work smarter on their job search, and move faster to new employment opportunities
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Strengthen Your Resume

Discussion | Producing Race: Shakespeare and Staged Racial Bodies


This panel will explore issues surrounding the performance of race in Shakespeare’s plays, in both contemporary and early modern productions. It will feature a presentation by José Esquea, the producer/director of the Soñadores Productions Shakespeare series, as well as papers by scholars Patricia Akhimie and Sydnee Wagner. The event will be moderated by Erika Lin.  
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Discussions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Producing Race: Shakespeare and Staged Racial Bodies

Discussion | The Theater Doesn't Need Us: Performance and the Posthuman


In this conversation, Annie Dorsen and Manuela Infante, two renowned theater makers from the U.S. and Chile respectively, meet for the first time to discuss their distinct performances that radically unseat human presence, behavior, and ideology.
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Film | Blue Moon (1997): An Experimental Landmark Film from Taiwan


A screening of Taiwanese filmmaker Ko I-Chen's experimental landmark. The title, which refers to the second full moon in a single month, more colloquially implies an event of a lifetime — an apt epithet for this rarely screened work. A simple premise of a love triangle between close friends measures the impossibility of certain decisions embodied by the film's formal volatility: Each of the five film reels can be projected in any order for a total of 120 possible variations. In allowing this chronic mutability, Ko destroys film editing logic through the disruption of traditional chronology and engages with the uncertainty and impermanence of both life and the medium as a whole. 97 min.
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Films, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Blue Moon (1997): An Experimental Landmark Film from Taiwan

Author Reading | Servane Mary 2006-2018: The Artist;s First Monograph


Celebrate the launch of the first monograph of the artist’s work, published by Pacific and A Palazzo. In addition to nearly 200 artworks made over the course of twelve years, the publication includes two essays on Mary’s practice by Vincent Pécoil and artist John Miller, highlighting her use and appropriation of archival imagery of women. An illustrated, in-depth interview with curator Bob Nickas is featured between plates of seminal work and a roving exhibition history that takes us from Mary’s early delicate fabric pieces through large-scale screenprints on aluminum, copper and pegboard. John Miller will read his essay for the book. Mary will sign copies throughout the evening. 
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Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 31, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg (starts May 20) Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm, starts May 23); Beginner Chess Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | You and Me and Gender


This panel is part of the 2019 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. This year, the festival is presenting a series of conversations on the topic of gender. What does gender mean in 2019? How do different groups of people (youths, women, the LGBTQ community)  feel about the term? Is there a 'gender issue'? Noga La'or (co-founder, FELT NYC) will be in conversation with Danny Salim (Senior Director, Anti-Violence Program, Arab-American Family Support Center) to discuss how men and women in different countries are experiencing their genders and what is expected from them by their fellow citizens. Moderated by In Scena! Artistic Director Laura Caparrotti.
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Opening Reception | Desert Painters of Australia: Group Exhibition


This show includes works from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia and the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
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Opening Reception | Harlequins and Bathers: Strange and Sexy Clay Creatures


In her first New York solo show, French ceramicist Elsa Sahal presents a motley crew of strange and sexy clay creatures loosely inspired by Picasso’s paintings of bathers and harlequins. Blurring the line between abstraction and figuration, Sahal’s sculptures are amorphous, yet undeniably corporeal. Body fragments including legs, breasts, vulvae, phalluses and buttocks emerge from otherwise lumpen forms. Misplaced humanoid features are alternately undermined and accentuated by Sahal’s artful glazing technique—whereby drips, smears and sheens read both as painterly gestures and various bodily secretions.
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Opening Reception | I carry my landscapes around with me: Multi-Paneled Paintings


The works on view—which span four decades of Joan Mitchell’s career—will allow for a unique opportunity to explore the range of scale and formal experimentation of this innovative facet of her oeuvre. One of the few artists of her generation to embrace polyptych compositions, Mitchell over time refined and expanded her approach to this format, orchestrating a distinctive balance between continuity and rupture both within and across panels. The horizontally oriented, panoramic expanse of these paintings is ideally suited to landscape—an important and enduring subject for Mitchell that she linked directly to memory.
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, I carry my landscapes around with me: Multi-Paneled Paintings

Book Discussion | Intimate Ties: Two Novellas


The book launch of Robert Musil’s Intimate Ties and a conversation among the acclaimed author and translator of Intimate Ties, Peter Wortsman; the literary scholar and translator Kathrin Holzermeyr-Rosenfield; Fatima Naqvi, professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University; and moderated by the writer and translator Tess Lewis.
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Book Discussions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Intimate Ties: Two Novellas

Opening Reception | Marina Adams: Five Monumental Paintings


Marina Adams will present five monumental new paintings whose bold vibrant colors and eccentric shifting compositions expand on the studio practice that she has developed for over a decade. A continuum rather than a rupture, these paintings are confident expressions of what happens as line and color interact. Her resolute, almost architectural contours become the armature on which large stretches of color coalesce, disband and breathe, revealing a powerful pulsating energy that courses just below the surface. Adams’s paintings are dynamic. Yet, they are also intimate. It is this intimacy, one born out of rhythmic relationships between color and form, and to her self-conscious co-mingling of heroic scale with un-fixed mark-making, that is central to their impact. It draws the viewer into the constructed world of “art” and invites the eye to hover in the unchartered spaces in between.
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Marina Adams: Five Monumental Paintings

Opening Reception | Sign Language: Installation


William Leavitt lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Genève, (2017); Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH, Zurich (2014); Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011); Jancar Jones Gallery, San Francisco (2010); and LAXART, Los Angeles (2009). His work is in the collections of
 Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles;
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
 The Museum of Modern Art, New York; 
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Sign Language: Installation

Performance | What Remains: On Mobbing, Shocking, and Other Amenities: One-Woman Show


A story of “ordinary madness” concerning mobbing and other power dynamics, told by a woman. With self-irony, the protagonist tries to understand the participation in such dynamics and what is needed to avoid them. By and with Monica Faggiani In Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, What Remains: On Mobbing, Shocking, and Other Amenities: One-Woman Show

Opening Reception | Yuji Agematsu, 1995 & 2003: A Crucial Evolution


The show traces a near-decade of crucial evolution in Agematsu’s practice. Showing the emergence of his widely recognizable zips—arrangements of daily sculptures contained in cigarette box cellophane wrappers and displayed in monthly configurations—the current exhibition premiers a year’s worth of sculptures derived from walks and presented in bags backed with a steel plate in the artist’s typical calendar formation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Yuji Agematsu, 1995 & 2003: A Crucial Evolution

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: An Art Collective


Studio K.O.S. discusses the exhibition Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Workshop.
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Gallery Talks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Artist Talk: An Art Collective

Author Reading | An Evening on Gender Diversity: 2 New Books


S.J. Langer is a writer and psychotherapist in New York City, where he maintains a private practice. His most recent academic article "Trans Bodies and the Failure of Mirrors" was the co-winner of the Symonds Prize from Studies in Gender and Sexuality. His first book Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. D. M. Maynard is a veteran teacher with more than 30 years of experience in the field of education and the founder/director of Maynard’s W.I.S.D.O.M., Inc., an education service for parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators and students. She has spoken at conferences within the U.S. and throughout the world, supporting gender diversity for children and giving voice to the partners of those in transition. Her upcoming book is Sex, Sexuality and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors, soon to be released with Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, An Evening on Gender Diversity: 2 New Books

Jazz | Powerful Jazz Saxophonist and His Trio


A Milwaukee native based in Harlem for several decades now, Charles Davis' powerfully-soulful tenor saxophone playing can be heard several nights a week in uptown stalwart clubs like Showman's and Paris Blues. His searing trio Moment to Moment features Noriko Komo on organ and John Cooksey on drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Powerful Jazz Saxophonist and His Trio

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice?
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Plays, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Talk | A Choreographer Obsessed with the Dances of Language


Aynsley Vandenbroucke is a choreographer obsessed with the movement ideas and the dances of language. Her performances have been presented by Abrons Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, Experiments and Disorders at Dixon Place, and others. Her writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Movement Research Performance Journal, and Seneca Review (forthcoming).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, A Choreographer Obsessed with the Dances of Language

Classical Music | Classical Guitar


Sean Satin presents a selection of classical guitar chamber music that spans the 500 year history of classical guitar. Satin has performed extensively throughout NY—from The Knitting Factory to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Classical Guitar

Discussion | Queer Intimacies: Friendship, Love, and Desire in Social Justice Movements


In celebration of their new book, Friendship as Social Justice Activism, and the forthcoming paperback edition of their Queering Digital India, Debanuj Dasgupta and Rohit Dasgupta will discuss the ways in which friendship, love, and desire serve as kinetics for social justice movements in South Asia, diaspora communities, and beyond, and how organizing within friendship circles, online as much in the physical world, offers new ways of dreaming and struggling for a just, equitable and more caring world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Queer Intimacies: Friendship, Love, and Desire in Social Justice Movements

Lecture | Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam


Using newly available archival material from the Nixon Presidential Library, Kissinger's personal papers, and material from the archives in Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham, a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy, punctures the myth of Kissinger as an infallible mastermind. Instead, he constructs a portrait of a rash, opportunistic, and suggestible politician. It was personal political rivalries, the domestic political climate, and strategic confusion that drove Kissinger's actions. There was no great master plan or Bismarckian theory that supported how the US continued the war or conducted peace negotiations. Its length was doubled for nothing but ego and poor judgment. The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed, and loss. Yet the terms of the truce that ended the war were effectively identical to what had been offered to the Nixon administration four years earlier. Those four years cost America and Vietnam thousands of lives and billions of dollars, and they were the direct result of the supposed master plan of the most important voice in American foreign policy: Henry Kissinger. Robert. K. Brigham is the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy. His fellowships include the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for Humanities. Brigham is author or co-author of nine books, among them Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Power (PublicAffairs, 2008) and Argument Without End (PublicAffairs, 1999).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

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. Fridays, May 1-June 28, 2019
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Workshops, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Sunset Singing Circle

Discussion | The Legacy Of Fourteen Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician


A discussion on legendary jazz artist Duke Ellington's music. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. Ellington was noted for his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and for his eloquence and charisma. He earned 14 Grammy awards from 1959 to 2000, three of which were posthumous and a total of 24 nominations. His reputation continued to rise after he died, and he was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize Special Award for music in 1999.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, The Legacy Of Fourteen Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician

Classical Music | Works By Strauss And More


Juilliard chamber music ensembles present masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire. Jean Francaix Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano Edvard Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Works By Strauss And More

Classical Music | Works by Stravinsky and Szymanowski


Pianist Judith Olson and violinist Rolf Schulte, perform a program juxtaposing works by two polar opposite Slavic composers,  Stravinsky (1882-1971) and Szymanowski (1882-1937). As a performer, Judith Olson is both a solo and collaborative musician, and has toured throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Korea. She has appeared at major halls including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has participated in the festivals of Ankara, Bard, Bar Harbor, Capri, and more. Rolf Schulte, whom The New Yorker has called “one of the most distinguished violinists of our day,” has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurt Museums Orchester, Stuttgart Staatsorchester, RTE Irish National Symphony in Dublin, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Works by&nbsp;Stravinsky and Szymanowski

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Concert | Smooth, Soulful Singing from Portugal


Camané is an outstanding Portuguese fado singer with a voice smooth, soulful, and impassioned. He comes from a musical fado family dating back to his great grand-father. His mother and father and two brothers Helder and Pedro Moutinho are also highly acclaimed fadistas. A comprehensive exposition on Camané’s work opened at the Fado Museum in 2011, and in 2014 he was the subject of a documentary film Fado Camané, directed by Bruno de Almeida. He will be joined by Lisbon-born Ana Sofía Varela. Known for her commitment to traditional Alentejo music, Ana Sofía has worked with many legendary figures in fado on tour, in concert and on recordings, has won many awards and is a regular fixture at the Clube de Fado.
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Concerts, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Smooth, Soulful Singing from Portugal

Performance | A Cottage of One's Own: A Move to the Country


Orsetta, a 40-year-old single woman, pressed by her mother and worried friends, decides to make her dream come true: move to a country cottage with a husband and children, to paint. In twelve snapshots, Orietta will discover her true worth in between speed-dating, therapists, ex-boyfriends and unexpected gifts. Written and performed by Natalia Magni
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Performances, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, A Cottage of One's Own: A Move to the Country

Play | Babes in the Wood: Three's Company


Ashley, Anna, and Paulie live in a converted loft on the outskirts of an Eastern Seaboard city. Paulie suffers chronic melancholy, Ashley struggles with alcohol and Anna has had bouts of mania since undergrad. They all dreamed this life would be, perhaps, something different. Matters come to crisis when Anna suffers a manic attack and Ashley discovers her true feelings for Paulie are unrequited.   Written by Emily Wiest. Directed by Kate Bergstrom.
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Plays, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Babes in the Wood: Three's Company

Performance | MicroTheater New York: 20-Miniute Plays


It's the 6th season of MicroTheater New York. This season's theme is "Cabaret". MicroTheater is a series of micro-plays that each last 15-20 minutes for a maximum of 15 spectators at a time. Each performance is presented in a small alternative space where they will each be performed five times per evening.
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Performances, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, MicroTheater New York: 20-Miniute Plays
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