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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 7, 2019?

64 free events take place on Tuesday, May 7 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 7 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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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday, April 25-May 30, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Morning Fitness

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-August 27, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Tai Chi in the Park

Birdwatching | Spring Migration Bird Walk


A bird walk with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Spring Migration Bird Walk

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends! Tuesdays, May 7-July 2, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, Crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Workshop | Introduction To Conversational Sign Language


Sessions are structured for hearing adults. Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Introduction To Conversational Sign Language

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Resume Help

Film | Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson


Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson.  The film is a crossover and sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), serving as the final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson

Gallery Talk | Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Birdwatching | Birdwatching in the Park


Learn more about the variety of bird species that take flight and nest in the park’s trees and gardens. Local birder Ethan Goodman hosts this lunchtime talk in search of everyday city and special migratory birds, like the warblers and woodpeckers. Binoculars provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Birdwatching in the Park

Discussion | Democracy at Risk in Indonesia: What the 2019 Elections Mean for the World’s Third-Largest Democracy


The April 17th national election is over, but Indonesia remains polarized and vulnerable to further democratic decline. Marcus Mietzner, a leading scholar of Indonesia from the Australian National University, and Margaret Scott, a journalist who writes about Indonesia, will discuss the results and what they mean for the future of Indonesia’s democracy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Democracy at Risk in Indonesia: What the 2019 Elections Mean for the World&rsquo;s Third-Largest Democracy

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

Workshop | Spring in Your Step Power Walk


Celebrate the change of seasons with a midday power walk routine followed by meditation and therapeutic exercises. Relieve stress, increase your energy level and reset the mind. Get active and fit in 2019!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Spring in Your Step Power Walk

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 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Blitz Chess


A lunchtime program for passers-by on their lunch break to play chess. Actually, not just chess…blitz chess! Blitz chess is a form of speed chess played on a clock where each opponent gets 5 minutes. It is fast, furious and fun. Tuesdays, May 7-June 25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Blitz Chess

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided. Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a good speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain. Public speaking is seen traditionally as part of the art of persuasion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Public Speaking

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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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Bye Bye Birdie (1963): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy


A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. 112 min. Director: George Sidney. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh. Bye Bye Birdie nominated for two Academy for Best Sound and Best Music. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Bye Bye Birdie (1963): Two Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy

Workshop | Adult Coloring


Coloring is often considered an activity for children, but it can be very beneficial for adults too! Come to this adult coloring club and take some time out of your day to relieve stress and express your creativity. All materials provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Adult Coloring

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

Workshop | Traditional English Afternoon Tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”- Henry James Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Traditional English Afternoon Tea

Fair | Happy Spring: Free Book Event


Do you love reading? Get a free book to spring into literature.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Happy Spring: Free Book Event

Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Domino Club

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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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Workshop | Learn How To Prepare For Retirement


Want to understand how to prepare for retirement? A good chance to learn how you want to retire, how much money you will need to retire, when the right time is to retire, who to share your retirement income with, what the greatest risks to your retirement plans are, and how you should invest for retirement. Kamran J. Keypour from Foresters Financial will be the guest for this session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Learn How To Prepare For Retirement

Workshop | Photographing Strangers: Candid and Posed


Learn how to make portraits of strangers, both with their permission (posed) and without (candid). Geared to beginner photographers, this class covers practical aspects of photographing strangers, such as finding ideal light and creating compelling compositions, as well as how to approach strangers and gain their trust, the psychology behind photographing people, and how and why to embrace fear. The class culminates with shooting portraits in the park followed by a Q and A. All cameras are welcome, including camera phones. Instructor Amy Touchette is an ICP-trained fine art photographer based in Brooklyn who specializes in street portraiture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Photographing Strangers: Candid and Posed

Opening Reception | 8 Photography Shows


Featuring: Lee Backer Allan Markman R. Wayne Parsons Chad Schaefer Seena Sussman 2019 International Portfolio Competition WInners Ruth Lauer-Manenti Allison Nichols
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, 8 Photography Shows

Author Reading | Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams


Akbar Gbajabiamila, the host of the NBC's American Ninja Warrior, draws inspiration from both the fierce competitors on his show and his own unlikely path to success to outline the essential steps to achieving your goals and becoming a modern-day ninja. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams

Film | Stranger on the Third Floor (1940): Film Noir Crime


An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself. 64 min. Director: Boris Ingster. Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Stranger on the Third Floor (1940): Film Noir Crime

Author Reading | The Stonewall Reader: 50 Years of Gay Liberation


For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960’s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. Editor Jason Baumann is the Susan and Douglas Dillon Assistant Director for Collection Development at the New York Public Library. Baumann coordinates the Library’s LGBTQ Initiative, for which he has curated two exhibitions—1969: The Year of Gay Liberation and Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism. Baumann will curate a major Stonewall exhibit at NYPL for 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, The Stonewall Reader: 50 Years of Gay Liberation

Performance | The Tightrope Walkers: Sky Meets Sea


Adapted from the novel Maruzza Musumeci by Andrea Camilleri, this is a story in which the sky meets the sea. Based on Sicilian legends from the 19th and 20th centuries, the story is told as a “cunto”, a theatrical form typical of the Sicilian tradition, with roots in Homeric Ancient Greece. Adapted & directed by Rosario Sparno Performed by Antonella Romano & Rosario Sparno In Siculian with English supertitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, The Tightrope Walkers: Sky Meets Sea

Forum | A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward


FDR descendants and experts will bring New Deal 1.0 to life at a time when the Green New Deal is in the headlines almost every day. Recover the forgotten history of the original New Deal, with a focus on New York City, and mine it for solutions to today’s problems. Examine a time when massive physical and social infrastructure investments were made in NYC under the presidential administration of a native New Yorker. Speakers: Phoebe Roosevelt, a great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Kevin Baker, historian, journalist, and award-winning author of City of Fire Steven Attewell, adjunct professor, CUNY, Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies Gray Brechin, founder, Living New Deal; visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Marta Gutman, architectural and urban historian; professor, City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Forums, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Talk | Emmy Winning Theater Talk


Susan Haskins and co-host Jesse Green welcome Ben Brantley, Adam Feldman, Michael Musto, Jan Simpson, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Jason Zinoman to evaluate the 2018-2019 theater season and discuss the Tony Awards race at a special taping in front of a live audience! The Emmy-winning series Theater Talk will reunite a team of prominent theatre journalists to assess and celebrate the 2018-2019 theater season.  The event will be taped in front of a live audience for broadcast as a one-hour special on New York City's PBS station Thirteen/Wnet the week before the June 9 Tony Awards. Theater Talk won the 2017 Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Show in the New York area. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Emmy Winning Theater Talk

Concert | Pop-Ups Concerts: Violinist - Bassist Duo Performs


Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage. Violinist and bassist duo Big Dog Little Dog performs. Performers Of Big Dog Little Dog Jessie Montgomery, violin; Eleonore Oppenheim, bass. Big Dog Little Dog “Post-minimalist groove Americana” is the most apt way to describe the music of big dog little dog—the brainchild of artists Jessie Montgomery and Eleonore Oppenheim. The duo uses an improvisational composition technique that draws on numerous genres. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Writing Circle


This writing circle is an exploration in creativity. It is informal in style and structure: there is no experience necessary. It is based on writing and talking about what is written.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Writing Circle

Discussion | 'Too Playful': Rossini's Stabat Mater


What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, 'Too Playful': Rossini's Stabat Mater

Author Reading | Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam: The Life And Legacy Of The Painter 


In 1977 when he began work on what would become the series Fifty Days at Iliam, Cy Twombly had already established a signature style of painting that synthesized words and images. But his depiction of Alexander Pope’s eighteenth-century translation of Homer’s Iliad—rendered in his unique gestural handwriting and diagrams—would become a defining work, and turning point in his career. The series of ten paintings, from Shield of Achilles to Heroes of the Ilians, hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s senior curator, and editor of the recently published Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam, Carlos Basualdo speaks with David R. Baum, the Secretary and Outside General Counsel of the Cy Twombly Foundation, about the lasting significance of the artist and his work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Cy Twombly&rsquo;s Fifty Days at Iliam: The Life And Legacy Of The Painter&nbsp;

Author Reading | I'm Fine and Neither Are You: The High Price of Perfection


Honesty is the best policy…except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, I'm Fine and Neither Are You: The High Price of Perfection

Screening | AIDS on TV: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice


Television producer and journalist Joseph Lovett will show selected video clips (50 min.) and discuss the responsibility and the difficulties of reporting on AIDS during a decade of discrimination. In 1981, Lovett successfully pleaded with ABC’s 20/20 executives to create the first investigative reports on AIDS for network TV.
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Screenings, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, AIDS on TV: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice

Workshop | Bodyroll Workout


Bodyroll is a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin’ moves and bangin’ grooves that will getchu looking (and feeling) suppa duppa fly! Every Tuesday through May 28, 2019.
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Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Bodyroll Workout

Film | Documentary: Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism (1988)


The nine choreographers featured in Retracing Steps eloquently illustrate the eclecticism found in American dance. Made in 1988, The movie mirrors the best of the New York dance scene. 89 min. Director: Michael Blackwood. Starring: Johanna Boyce, Blondell Cummings, Molissa Fenley. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Documentary: Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism (1988)

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Tuesday.
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Park Walks, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Discussion | Representation in Art: What Does It Mean?


Each season since 2012, artists and writers across disciplines have gathered for a year-long series devoted to unpacking artistic and cultural terms as their meaning shifts--and may become more resonant or ambiguous--over time. This year, the series will revolve around "representation," particularly as the term at once conjures critical strategies in art from previous decades; the necessity of diverse publics; and, against the backdrop of precarious governing institutions, recent impulses toward non-representative social structures on both ends of the political spectrum. The conversation features visual artist Adama Delphine Fawundu, poet Paolo Javier, and composer and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi.
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Discussions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Representation in Art: What Does It Mean?

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Tuesdays, April 30-September 17, 2019
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Discussion | 2 Authors on Comics and Pain


Ariela Freedman is an Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Death, Men and Modernism (Routledge, 2003) and has published broadly on modernism, James Joyce, the First World War, contemporary literature, and comics and graphic novels. Tahneer Oksman is an Assistant Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College. She is the author of "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs, and the co-editor, with Seamus O’Malley, of the anthology The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself.
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Discussions, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, 2 Authors on Comics and Pain

Author Reading | Drawing Home: Hamptons Intrigue


What would summer be without another page-turner dripping with Hamptons intrigue from bestselling author Jamie Brenner?
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Film | Limestone Cowboy (2017): What It Takes


A human story of a family grappling with the discomforting notion of a delusional parent who believes he has what it takes to run for office. Director: Abigail Mallia Stars: Paul Portelli, Paul Cilia, Davide Tucci 115 min.
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Author Reading | Lost Roses: Prequel to Lilac Girls


Martha Hall Kelly's bestseller Lilac Girls followed real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday during WWII. Set a generation before, Lost Roses features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and the strength of three equally indomitable women across the European continent under the shadow of World War I. Restrictions map apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Solito, Solita: Stories of Youth Refugees from Central America 


Join the editors and narrator for a discussion of their new book, an urgent collection of oral histories that tells—in their own words—the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. Jonathan Freedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and mentor with more than thirty years’ experience reporting from Central America, Mexico, and the US border. His six-year series of investigative editorials for the San Diego Tribune was influential in the passage of the landmark 1986 US immigration reforms that authorized 2.7 million undocumented immigrants to become permanent legal residents.
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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 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Author Reading | Walking on the Ceiling: Grappling with the Past


A mesmerizing novel set in Paris and a changing Istanbul, Walking on the Ceiling is about a young Turkish woman grappling with her past – her country’s and her own – and her complicated relationship with the famous British writer who longs for her memories. With author Ayşegül Savaş.
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Author Reading | Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from 'Game of Thrones'


Just in time for the final season of HBO’s smash television series Game of Thrones, Bruce Craven provides a vital business guide to leading without losing your head. Craven brilliantly analyzes the journeys of the best and worst leaders in Westeros, so that leaders can create their own narratives of success.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Colonization and Resistance


As poetic as it is political and biographical, Emily Jacir’s work investigates histories of colonization, exchange, translation, transformation, resistance, and movement. Jacir has built a complex and compelling oeuvre through a diverse range of media and methodologies that include unearthing historical material, performative gestures, and in-depth research.
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Discussion | Artists Talk: Gaze, Shift, Talk


The Leipzig spinning mill was once the largest cotton mill in Europe. Today, the ten-hectare site is used a a cultural site, offering living and studio space for more than 120 artists as well as numerous institutions and galleries. The local studio LIA - Leipzig International Art Program - has supported more than 60 visual artists from the USA for more than 10 years. Since then, partnerships have been established with New York's School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy of Art. American artists Kylie Lefkowitz, John Jacobsmeyer, and Nicolas Holiber as well as German artist Silke Koch will talk about the differences and similarities between New York and Leipzig, drawing from their personal experiences in foreign countries, humor in art, and the peculiarities of Leipzig, where space is not a luxury and the craft of graphic arts is encouraged and promoted internationally.
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Discussion | Authors in Conversation


An evening with Melissa Rivero, author of the newly released novel The Affairs of the Falcons, and Jenn Baker, author of Everyday People: The Color of Life.
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Bennington Juli Brandano Laurel Snyder
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Poetry Reading | New Poetry by 4 Authors


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Kate Daniels Major Jackson Elizabeth Jacobson Chase Twichell
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Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers.
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Every Tuesday.
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Classical Music | Works By Brahms And Poulenc


Juilliard chamber music ensembles present masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire. Program Johannes Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 Johannes Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 Francis Poulenc Sonata for Violin and Piano
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Concerts, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Works By Brahms And Poulenc

Performance | The Last Day of Sun: Before the End of the World


A "novel on stage" by the late writer/actor Giorgio Faletti. Seven monologues and eight songs. The story of a woman who, before the end of the world, returns to where she was born to review her life and her dreams. In the end, she must choose to either exorcise the dark, or learn to embrace it. Text & Music by Giorgio Faletti Directed by Fausto Brizzi Performed by Chiara Buratti In Italian with English supertitles
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Performances, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, The Last Day of Sun: Before the End of the World

Lecture | The Future of Psychoanalysis: Preserving Jeremy Safran's Integrative Vision


This lecture will examine our professional present and future, encompassing three conceptualizations of the term “psychoanalysis”: as a specific type of treatment, as a knowledge base, and as an ethos, with emphasis on the last area. Jeremy Safran was an unusual – in fact, unique – voice in our field; he integrated research and practice, academic and non-academic roles, immersion in both spiritual wisdom and secular sensibilities, respect for both traditional and contemporary relational psychoanalytic perspectives, and devout commitment to both work and family. He was a clinician, supervisor, teacher, writer, husband, father, beloved colleague. If psychoanalysis is to survive and evolve, it behooves the field to make the kinds of integrations that Jeremy did as an individual. Speaker Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Lambertville, New Jersey.
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Lectures, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, The Future of Psychoanalysis: Preserving Jeremy Safran's Integrative Vision
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Theater | "This show could change your life"

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