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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 15, 2019?

47 free events take place on Wednesday, May 15 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 15 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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free events nyc Sadie McKee (1934): Romantic Drama With Oscar Winning Joan Crawford
free events nyc Midday Jazz: Jazz Vocalist With Pianist And Bassist
free events nyc Blanks: Love’s Violent Abandonment
free events nyc Facebook Made Me Do It: Social Media and Democracy
free events nyc Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn And More
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Workshop | Boot Camp


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. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Boot Camp

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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Birdwatchings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, 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
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Tours, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Tips For A Successful Job Interview


Renee Rosenberg discusses how to avoid the 10 most common interview mistakes. She introduces you to interview relaxation strategies along with techniques to help conduct a successful interview.  Career coach Renee Lee Rosenberg has been a certified Clinical Career Counselor for over 25 years helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition and change. She is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the author of Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Tips For A&nbsp;Successful Job Interview

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Wednesdays, May 1-June, 26, 2019.
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | Sadie McKee (1934): Romantic Drama With Oscar Winning Joan Crawford


A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won. 93 min. Director: Clarence Brown. Starring Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone. The film is based on the 1933 short story Pretty Sadie McKee, by Viña Delmar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:15 am
Free
Films, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Sadie McKee (1934): Romantic Drama With Oscar Winning Joan Crawford

Workshop | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Braille Study Group

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 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Concert | Performance By String Quartet


Jessica Park, violin; Alana Youssefian,violin; Stephen Goist, viola; Shirley Hunt, cello. Founded in 2017, The Cramer Quartet is a period instrument string quartet dedicated to classical and early romantic repertoire. Praised for their rich sound, effortless command, and impeccable phrasing, this nimble young ensemble takes its name from Wilhelm Cramer (1746-1799), who at the end of the 18th Century enjoyed a brilliant multifaceted career as London’s leading violinist and the city’s first major string quartet leader.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Performance By String Quartet

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 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Bach at Noon

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?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


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. Wednesdays, May 1-June 26, 2019
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Workshop | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Chess For Adults

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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Jazz | Midday Jazz: Jazz Vocalist With Pianist And Bassist


Kendra Shank, vocalist; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Dean Johnson, bass. Hailed by Downbeat magazine as a top female vocalist (1999, 2006, 2007), Kendra Shank has been featured on National Public Radio's JazzSet and Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland. Appearances include Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium, Jazz Standard, JVC Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regatta Bar, Jazz Bakery, Jazz Alley, The Green Mill, The Dakota, Jazz in Marciac Festival, Jazz à Vienne Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Calgary Jazz Festival, and countless others. Influences of post-bop jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough include Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, and Andrew Hill. He currently plays in the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. Bassist Dean Johnson has performed with symphony orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Midday Jazz: Jazz Vocalist With Pianist And Bassist

Workshop | Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers


Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Teresa San Roman & Marzena Ermler provide an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume & cover letters, prepare for effective interviews and how to network. The workshop provides tips based on the career counselor´s experience helping mature workers get job ready and find employment. You will learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search. Maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering. Teresa San Roman is a Career Counselor at The WorkPlace. She manages the MaturityWorks Program for unemployed workers 55+. Teresa has over 15 years of experience working for Foundations such as AARP, Ford, McArthur and Gates, helping individuals build skills and get jobs. Marzena Ermler is a career coach and a learning and development professional who as NYPL’s Career Services Manager creates programs and services for job seekers. Marzena earned two masters degrees in `Information Management and Foreign Language Teaching (she speaks, German, Polish and Russian fluently), which made her uniquely skilled in providing diverse learners with life-long learning and career development strategies.
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers

Classical Music | Choral Works By Mozart And More


Ardsley High School Select Chorus (Ardsley, NY). Program Pitoni Cantate Domino Cohen Halleluia Traditional Ride The Chariot Traditional By the Waters of Babylon Mozart Ave Verum Traditional Amazing Grace Traditional the Revelator Duruflé Ubi Caritas Praetorius Soli Deo Gloria Hogan Elijah Rock
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1:45 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Choral Works By Mozart And More

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


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. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Film | Four Time Oscar Winning Network (1976): TV Will Never Be The Same


A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. 121 min. Director: Sidney Lumet. Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Network won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2007, the film was 64th among the 100 greatest American films as chosen by the American Film Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Four Time Oscar Winning Network (1976): TV Will Never Be The Same

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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Lesson | Learn To Play Chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
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Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Play | Blanks: Love’s Violent Abandonment


Medical student Reese desperately hunts for the romance of her dreams while her “aunties” - Black women throughout history and media - dissuade, distract and try to save her from love’s violent abandonment - something they all experienced, something they all did not survive. Blanks interrogates how intimate partner violence, intersectional patriarchy, and neglect affect Black women’s pursuit of romantic and filial love. It ask if love conquers all, what happens when it conquers you? Written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward. Directed by Tyler Thomas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Plays, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Blanks: Love&rsquo;s Violent Abandonment

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


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. Wednesdays, May 1-June 26, 2019
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring a writing instrument and 25 copies of your poem ( if you have one). Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Poetry Workshop

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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Tour | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour


Explore the history of this part of Upper West Side with local historian Jim Mackin. Here is what http://www.cityneighborhoods.nyc/bloomingdale-district/ says about it: While it is still technically part of the Upper West Side, Manhattan's Bloomingdale District takes its name from its original Dutch settlers. Located between West 96th and West 110th Streets, the Hudson River and Broadway, The Bloomingdale District is an almost-forgotten enclave (and name) in the Upper West Side. Perhaps named for the old Dutch village of Bloemendaal ("valley of flowers"), this neighborhood was once home to the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. It is likely that the name fell out of disuse to avoid association with the facility. But now, the neighborhood is distinguished enough from the Upper West Side to the south, and Manhattan Valley to the east to warrant its own name - one that hearkens back to its roots, and befitting a scenic, almost "bucolic" city neighborhood.
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Tours, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour

Dancing | Dance Party: Contra Dance Night


With Brooklyn Swing Ensemble with Daniel Elias Traditional Folk and Line Dancing Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm. The self-explanatory named band Brooklyn Swing started out playing swing in Philadelphia but has evolved into a multi-genre dance ensemble known for a unique blend of fiddle, Klezmer and blues swing. The adventurous combo is now known as one of the best contra dance backing bands in the Northeast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Dance Party: Contra Dance Night

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


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. Wednesdays, May 1-June 26, 2019
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Workshop | Thinking on career issues


The job market is constantly changing – and so are we. As a result we are often interested in changing jobs, or required by circumstance to change careers. Yet without exposure to other areas, it is easy to assume there is no way for us to do something different. Coach Win Sheffield will adress how we can bring value to a new industry or to a new field. Learn how breadth of experience can be a competitive advantage in a changing marketplace. The session will cover: * Approaches to discover what we want to do * How to research options we are considering * Why ads demand prior experience and how to change anyway * How to adapt your experience to new fields * Set priorities for the career options you will pursue
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Author Reading | America's Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times To Today


From the poet Grace Seixas Nathan and her great-granddaughter, Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes promoting suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, feminism, and Jewish rights around the world.  Pamela S. Nadell attributes the advances made by Jewish American women to their strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place.  Nadell will be joined in conversation by Gal Beckerman, a writer and editor at The New York Times Book Review.  Author Pamela S. Nadell is professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies program at American University. Her book Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889–1985 was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award and a main selection of the Jewish Book Club. Her most recent books are Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives, co-edited with Jonathan D. Sarna, and American Jewish Women’s History: A Reader.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, America's Jewish Women: A&nbsp;History From Colonial Times To Today

Author Reading | Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna: Reading and Concert


Renowned musician and healer Alessandra Belloni in conversation with best-selling author Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox. Followed by a concert of sacred music in honor of the Black Madonna featuring ritual drumming and healing chants used in ceremonies from Southern Italy, France, Spain, and Brazil. The concert will feature music from the CD ~ an enchanting journey of discovery of the seven Black Madonnas, following the ancient Neapolitan legend, known as the "Seven Sisters" in Southern Italy. This trip into traditional legends, miracles and history, transports audiences to a time and place where an unbroken and ancient tradition continues today with processions, drumming rituals, chanting and sensual dancing in honor of the Black Madonna.
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna: Reading and Concert

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: A Public Mural


Artist Miguel Colon will share about his collaboration with non-profit organization 14 x 48 to create a public mural that advocates for social justice. 14 x 48 will also be speaking about their organization.
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Discussion | Facebook Made Me Do It: Social Media and Democracy


Social media platforms recently came under scrutiny after they failed to prevent the creation of fake accounts aimed at manipulating the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The impact of social media on democracy and public debate is felt in many other ways: today’s algorithms, for instance, tend to encourage the spread of emotionally charged opinions, and create rabbit holes of converging viewpoints rather that exposing us to conflicting perspectives; the most extreme views or those that express moral outrage also tend to gain more traction than moderate and balanced opinions. At the same time, social media have provided new platforms for democratic debate, encouraging a broader range of individuals to engage in political dialogue, and have made a diversity of channels available to users on which they can express themselves. This is a conversation on social media and democracy between Joan Donovan, Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School and Célia Zolynski and Judith Rochfeld, Law Professors from Paris I Sorbonne.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Facebook Made Me Do It: Social Media and Democracy

Screening | Sorry I Missed Your Show: Dance Screening and Discussion


In its 50th year, Dance Theatre of Harlem has a long history of redefining the look and feel of classical ballet. Artistic Director Virginia Johnson brings together three generations of DTH dance artists for a conversation on the impact of the company and school on the Harlem community and the field at large. The presentation includes brief current and past repertory excerpts and video. A dance screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their canonical historicity and relationship to contemporary practice.
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Film | Three Short Movies By Australian Filmmaker


Paul Winkler is an Australian who was associated with Corinne and Arthur Cantrill, Albie Thoms and David Perry in pioneering local experimental film production in the 1960s.  Brick Wall (1975). 22 min. Conjoining his life as a bricklayer and filmmaker, Winkler constructs a film which, on one level simply records the temporal process of bricklaying, but on another is a highly abstract study that transforms the wall's structural identity. Red Church (1976) 17 min. This structural film joins a study of light and color with a sense of spirituality. The film involves a complex transposition of that image through multiple exposures within the camera. The images become more abstract and blurred, almost liquid. As the film emulsion wears down, the image becomes lighter and more translucent. Sydney Harbour Bridge (1977) 13 min. Winkler uses an in-camera matting technique to present a choreographic study of Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge. Beginning with a panoramic view of the bridge popular in tourist postcards, the filmmaker manipulates the image in complex transpositions.
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Films, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Three Short Movies By Australian Filmmaker

Book Club | An American Marriage: Can Love Survive Prison?


In Tayari Jones's book, newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
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Book Clubs, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, An American Marriage: Can Love Survive Prison?

Author Reading | BTTM FDRS: Afro-Futurist Graphic Novel


Award-winning creators Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore have a discussion of their new Afro-futurist graphic novel. Once a thriving working-class Chicago neighborhood, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer and friend descend upon the hood in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more sinister. Gentrification, body horror and biting social satire combine for a thought-provoking read.
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, BTTM FDRS: Afro-Futurist Graphic Novel

Author Reading | Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility


Artificial intelligence, big data, modern science, and the internet are all revealing a fundamental truth: The world is vastly more complex and unpredictable than we've allowed ourselves to see. Now that technology is enabling us to take advantage of all the chaos it's revealing, our understanding of how things happen is changing--and with it our deepest strategies for predicting, preparing for, and managing our world. This affects everything, from how we approach our everyday lives to how we make moral decisions and how we run our businesses. Through stories from history, business, and technology, philosopher and technologist David Weinberger finds the unifying truths lying below the surface of the tools we take for granted--and a future in which our best strategy often requires holding back from anticipating and instead creating as many possibilities as we can. The book's imperative for business and beyond is simple: Make. More. Future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility

Author Reading | Floyd Harbor: Stories of the 1990s


Set largely in the 1990s, the twelve linked stories in Joel Mowdy’s first book take place in and around Mastic Beach, a community on New York’s Long Island that’s close to the wealthy Hamptons but afflicted by widespread poverty. Mostly in their teens and early twenties, the characters struggle to become independent in various ways, ranging from taking typical lowpaying jobs—hotel laundry, janitorial, restaurant, and landscaping work—to highly ingenious schemes, to exchanging sexual favors for a place to stay.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Great American Desert: The Use and Abuse of Water


Water, its use and abuse, trickles through this story collection by Terese Svoboda that spans the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. In her arresting and inimitable style, Svoboda’s delicate handling of the complex dynamics of family and self seeps into every sentence of these first-rate short stories about what we do to the world around us—and what it can do to us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Great American Desert: The Use and Abuse of Water

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?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Workshop | Polarity Immersion: Healing Illness Using Energetic Touch


Learn Polarity protocol, the fundamentals of Polarity Therapy, and how to perform a full hour-long session. Utilizing 27 different techniques, they will cover the following areas: how life energy relates to the world and to healing; the energetic map of the body; how to feel the flow of energy within and around the physical body through palpating the aura’s energetic field; how to affect currents of energy with specific forms of touch; how to give full sessions that integrate all of the techniques we’ve learned; how to “process” our own energy blocks through sounding and breathing techniques; and much more. With Gary Strauss.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn And More


Violinist Gil Morgenstern performs works by Schubert (1797-1828), Beethoven (1770-1827), Saylor (b.1946) and Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Morgenstern will be joined by Ole Akahosi on cello and Reiko Uchida on piano. The New York Times describes Gil Morgenstern as a “brilliant and musically curious artist.” His career has taken him to international venues including Wigmore Hall, London; Cultural Center Concert Hall, Hong Kong; the American Academy, Rome; Salone dei Cinquecento, Florence; El Teatro Sucre, Quito; and Arts Centre and State Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn And More

Concert | Works By Beethoven, Brahms And Ysaÿe For Violin


Inori Sakai, violin. Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Violin in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1 Eugène Ysaÿe Solo Sonata No. 3: "Ballade" Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Violin in G Major, Op. 78
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Works By Beethoven, Brahms And&nbsp;Ysa&yuml;e For Violin

Film | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002): Second Of The Series


An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed. 161 min. Director: Chris Columbus. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is based on J. K. Rowling's 1998 novel of the same name and the second instalment in the Harry Potter film series. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002): Second Of The Series
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Discussion | Golden Globe and Tony Nominated Actors and Others in Converstaion

Regular Price: $by invitation only
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Classical Music | Christmas Concert with Chorus and Orchestra

Regular Price: $50
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