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39 free events take place on Wednesday, May 1 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 1 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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39 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Vocal and Orchestral Works by Monteverdi (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Die No Die: Dance in the Park
free events nyc Dance Party: Salsa Soul Sizzle
free events nyc Eyeliner: A Cultural History (a portal to history) by Zahra Hankir
        

Workshop | Boot Camp Workout


An early-morning core body 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 welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Boot Camp Workout

Birdwatching | Birding at the Battery


Gabriel Willow explores the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Birding at the Battery

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 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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$3
Fairs, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Classical Music | May Morning Madrigals (In a Garden)


Choirs will sing from a rooftop overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, May Morning Madrigals (In a Garden)

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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Park Walks, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants may also bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Street Fair

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Workshops, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Book Discussion | Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming


Ava Chin—author, performer, and professor—performs and talks about her new in paperback book about the impact of the country’s first immigration restrictions on four generations of her family in NYC’s Chinatown.
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Book Discussions, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Mott Street: A Chinese American Family&rsquo;s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming

Jazz | Jazz Hour


Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy a captivating showcase of jazz music by some of NYC’s most talented musicians. Curated by The Jazz Gallery, whose mission is to “provide a platform for emerging artists to discover their unique voice, and a home for established musicians to continue to experiment and grow,” the concert will bring the intimate, vibrant atmosphere of a jazz club into the lobby of One Manhattan West. Featuring: Emmanuel Michael Duo (guitar and bass)
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Concerts, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Jazz Hour

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Terry Waldo.
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Classical Music | Vocal and Orchestral Works by Monteverdi (In Person AND Online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor, perform Monteverdi's (1567-1643) Vespers of 1610, SV 206.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Vocal and Orchestral Works by Monteverdi (In Person AND Online)

Film | The Joy Luck Club (1993): drama


Adaptation of Amy Tan's bestseller about four immigrant Chinese women and their American-born daughters. The story begins in San Francisco, where three of the women have gathered to bid farewell to their deceased friend's daughter, who's departing for China to meet her long-lost half sisters. Director: Wayne Wang Cast: Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, Ming-Na Wen, Michael Paul Chan, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher Rich, Russell Wong, Vivian Wu
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Films, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, The Joy Luck Club (1993): drama

Gallery Talk | Carrie Rudd: The Narcissism of Small Differences: Exhibition Walkthrough


How do you speak the language of painting? Is it a single brushstroke, a carefully-rendered surface, a choice of color? In the case of abstraction, language becomes even more slippery, fleeting from the grasp of how we talk about art. For Rudd, ideas are emotional, expression is intellectual, and communicating feeling becomes possible through carefully-rendered swaths of paint on the canvas. Her paintings, each one a microcosm of colorful abstraction, are ways for her to work through and think critically about narratives of her own lived experiences — both historical and contemporary. Rudd’s hagiography of her family, conversations that happen in passing, a mishap at the now-shuttered Sammy's Roumanian restaurant on the Lower East Side — all of these moments become fodder for her work; bits of visual ephemera strewn on the canvas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Scattered and Fugitive Things: How Black Collectors Created Archives and Remade History


During the first half of the twentieth century, a group of collectors and creators dedicated themselves to documenting the history of African American life. At a time when dominant institutions cast doubt on the value or even the idea of Black history, these bibliophiles, scrapbookers, and librarians created an enduring set of African diasporic archives. In building these institutions and amassing abundant archival material, they also reshaped Black public culture, animating inquiry into the nature and meaning of Black history. Scattered and Fugitive Things tells the stories of these Black collectors, traveling from the parlors of the urban north to HBCU reading rooms and branch libraries in the Jim Crow south. Laura E. Helton chronicles the work of six key figures: bibliophile Arturo Schomburg, scrapbook maker Alexander Gumby, librarians Virginia Lee and Vivian Harsh, curator Dorothy Porter, and historian L. D. Reddick. Drawing on overlooked sources such as book lists and card catalogs, she reveals the risks collectors took to create Black archives.
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Lecture | Carnivalesque Classics: The Case of 19th-Century Afro-Latin American Poet Luiz Gama (in-person and online)


As a singular example of Latin America’s literary production, the Brazilian poet, abolitionist, newspaper man, and lawyer Luiz Gama (1830–1882) enlisted satire and the carnivalesque as aesthetic choices, prefiguring the cultural cannibalism of the modernist movement in the first half of 20th century. The carnivalesque element and cannibalism manifest themselves in Gama’s poetic collection Trovas Burlescas through social and racial critique. Gama incorporates the plurality and contradictions of ancient myth to present the absurdities that attended empire, church, and slavery in Brazilian society of the second half of the 19th century. Unlike Parnassian poets, Luiz Gama used classicisms to heighten the comic effect of his satires while foregrounding his own position as a Black author. Readers of Gama learned various curiosities from the ancient world, and they did not need to be formally educated to understand the satirical intersection between ancient Mediterranean myths and Latin American colonial mythologies. Speaker: Andrea Koukanakis, Hunter College
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Lectures, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Carnivalesque Classics: The Case of 19th-Century Afro-Latin American Poet Luiz Gama (in-person and online)

Dance Performance | Die No Die: Dance in the Park


Matty Davis is an artist and choreographer engaged in collaborative explorations of risk, trust, responsibility, and empathy. His work predominantly manifests in performance and dance. Davis foregrounds the body as a means to enliven tensions inherent in our being--between fragility and strength, the individual and the collective, and life and death. His performances are characterized by their intense physicality and inventive choreography, often orchestrated to be directly responsive to and engaged with his audience. Die No Die is a site-responsive work undertaken by Davis and five collaborators--Nile Harris, Chlo? Cooper Jones, Anna Thompson, Taylor Knight, and Bryan Saner. The performers and the audience traverse the park together. Each performer navigates the work's choreographic structure in four parts: 'The Critical Gesture of Arrival,' 'The Gem,' 'Send the Heart Deeper,' and 'Oppositional States.' This happens one performer at a time, in linear succession, at six pre-determined stops along the High Line. Each performer signals to the next through the felt beat of their hearts--the heart signifying a baton in the relay of life--and in the forward motion of performance itself.
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Dance Performances, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Die No Die: Dance in the Park

Book Discussion | Delfi: Literature as a Social Event


A reading and conversation with contributors Fatma Aydemir, Eileen Myles, and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah  
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Book Discussion | New Narratives on the Peopling of America: Immigration, Race, and Dispossession


Editors T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Alexandra D?lano Alonso present an extraordinary collection of original essays that reshape our understanding of the peopling of the United States. This thought-provoking volume goes beyond conventional accounts of immigration by reexamining narratives about foreign-born populations in the United States. It situates them as part of a larger story of forced displacement and dispossession that needs to include indigenous people, enslaved persons, deported and returned migrants, and those residing in territories and foreign nations acquired by the United States.
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Book Discussion | Now You See Me!: An Introduction to 100 Years of Black Design


Charlene Prempeh celebrate hers debut, which documents a century of Black design history. In conversation with Tavares Strachan. Now You See Me! celebrates dozens of innovative yet little-known Black graphic artists, architects, and fashion designers. Strachan’s artistic practice has long elevated overlooked Black figures who have shaped our culture. Together, Prempeh and Strachan will examine how Black pioneers can be given their due in real time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Shuang Li: I'm Not


The first institutional solo exhibition by artist Shuang Li, featuring newly commissioned sculpture and video installations. Li’s work explores how language, relationships and identities are formed and mediated through screens and the internet. Li delves into her own life as a fan to ruminate on how these technologies inform the social bonds and materiality of fandom, and the complexities of building a world predicated on a fervent love of something distant. Growing up in a small town in Southeast China, Li became (and remains) an ardent fan of My Chemical Romance, a band that introduced the possibility of subcultural belonging as well as the English language into the artist’s life. MCR fandom unfolds as a case study in the exhibition for an examination of distant bodies and displaced desires.
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Opening Reception | Teresita Fernández: Soil Horizon


Over the course of her decades-long career, Fernández’s practice has been characterized by an expansive reimagining of what constitutes a landscape: from the subterranean to the cosmic, to contentious borderlines and borderlands. In Soil Horizon, the artist turns inward, to the elusive and numinous landscapes we carry within. Returning repeatedly to the question “Where am I?” as an emotive and conceptual point of origin, Fernández unravels the intimacies between matter, human beings, and places. The artist’s subtle conceptual practice and material processes have positioned her at the forefront of contemporary art, cementing her place in the canon and contextualizing her work within art historical discourse on art and land. Following Soil Horizon at Lehmann Maupin, SITE Santa Fe will present Teresita Fernández / Robert Smithson. Opening in July 2024, this two-artist exhibition will feature over 30 works by Fernández and mark the first time Robert Smithson’s oeuvre has been placed in conversation with an artist working today.
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Opening Receptions, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Teresita Fern&aacute;ndez: Soil Horizon

Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Honor Moore


A conversation with Honor Moore, faculty member and author of A Termination and Brigid Hughes, Editor at A Public Space. Robert Polito, distinguished faculty member, will moderate the evening.   
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Poetry Reading | An Evening of Poetry and Music


Barry Wallenstein, poet, is the author of eleven collections of poetry, the most recent being It’s About Time [New York Quarterly Books, 2022].  A special interest is his presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz. He has made twelve recordings of his poetry with jazz, the most recent being Lisbon Sunset (2018) and Lisbon Sunrise (2022). He is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the City University of New York, an editor of the journal, American Book Review, and advisory editor of BigCityLit. Ken Filiano, bass, performs throughout the world, playing and recording with leading artists in jazz, spontaneous improvisation, classical, world/ethnic, and interdisciplinary performance, fusing the rich traditions of the double bass with his own inventiveness. Alicia Ostriker's most recent poetry collection is The Volcano Sequence and After: Selected and New Poems 2002-2019 (University of Pittsburgh Press). She was New York State Poet 2018-2021, and Joyce Carol Oates noted: “Alicia Ostriker has become one of those brilliantly provocative and imaginatively gifted contemporaries whose iconoclastic expression, whether in prose or poetry, is essential to our understanding of our American selves.” Ostriker’s books of criticism include For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book (2009), Dancing at the Devil’s Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic (2000), and Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America (1983). Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a New Romantic poet, publisher, art and literary critic, eco-activist, impresario, filmmaker, and artist. He is author of 19 books of verse, including Blue Lyre and Party Everywhere. His latest work, a book of sonnets and artwork called Doppelgangster, Self Portraits in a Funhouse Mirror is from MadHat Press. Other work appears in the anthologies Best American Poetry; NYC Insiders; and Contemporary Surrealist and Magical Realist Poetry. He has received a James Tate Award and a Kathy Acker Award for publishing and writing. He is the publisher of Live Mag! and you can see his puppet shows on Youtube.
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Dancing | Dance Party: Salsa Soul Sizzle


Superb bands and expert dance instruction 6pm: Salsa Instruction 7pm: Live Dance Music with Uptown Royalty Uptown Royalty NYC is truly a new musical phenomenon, created by the sensational, seasoned stage veteran husband-and-wife dynamic duo Jodi Music and Ron Renaissance. URNYC features an array of originals and classic cover dance songs spanning a wide variety of genres to create their unique sound, called Electro Latin Soul. This fresh, new, exhilarating sound fusion combines the best attributes of each genre, creating a sonic landscape that will keep you dancing all night long!
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Dancings, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Dance Party: Salsa Soul Sizzle

Discussion | Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and China’s Ambitions


A public conversation by Professor Ahmet Evin. Moderated by Alexander Cooley.
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Book Discussion | Eyeliner: A Cultural History (a portal to history) by Zahra Hankir


Author and journalist Zahra Hankir discusses her new book, Eyeliner: A Cultural History. From the distant past to the present, with fingers and felt-tipped pens, metallic powders and gel pots, humans have been drawn to lining their eyes. The aesthetic trademark of figures ranging from Nefertiti to Amy Winehouse, eyeliner is one of our most enduring cosmetic tools; ancient royals and Gen Z beauty influencers alike would attest to its uniquely transformative power. It is undeniably fun--yet it is also far from frivolous. Seen through Zahra Hankir's (kohl-lined) eyes, this ubiquitous but seldom-examined product becomes a portal to history, proof both of the stunning variety among cultures across time and space and of our shared humanity. Through intimate reporting and conversations--with nomads in Chad, geishas in Japan, dancers in India, drag queens in New York, and more--Eyeliner embraces the rich history and significance of its namesake, especially among communities of color. What emerges is an unexpectedly moving portrait of a tool that, in various corners of the globe, can signal religious devotion, attract potential partners, ward off evil forces, shield eyes from the sun, transform faces into fantasies, and communicate volumes without saying a word.
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Book Discussions, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Eyeliner: A Cultural History (a portal to history) by Zahra Hankir

Book Discussion | Reboot: Hollywood Satire


Author Justin Taylor presents a raucous and wickedly smart satire of Hollywood, toxic fandom, and our chronically online culture, following a washed-up actor on his quest to revive the cult TV show that catapulted him to teenage fame.
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Book Discussion | Who Are We Now?: The Dynamic "Us"


From leading AI researcher Blaise Agüera y Arcas comes an exploration of how biology, ecology, sexuality, history, and culture have intertwined to create a dynamic "us" that can neither be called natural nor artificial. Identity politics occupies the front line in today's culture wars, pitting generations against each other, and progressive cities against the rural traditions of our past. Rich in data and detail, Who Are We Now? goes beyond today's headlines to connect our current reality to a larger more-than-human story.
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Gallery Talk | Artists on Artists Lecture


Artist Julia Phillips lectures on artist Louise Bourgeois.
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Workshop | Bodyroll Workout


Joyful and cathartic dance aerobics with VIVA! Low stakes, all fun, and open to all levels.
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Discussion | From Artists As Workers To Workers As Artists (And Back)


Sociologist Katja Praznik, author of Art Work: Invisible Labour and the Legacy of Yugoslav Socialism (2021), and artist Ina Wudtke will discuss their views on the relationships between art and work, and artists and workers in a talk moderated by philosopher Dieter Lesage, which will be preceded by a screening of Wudtke’s video, A Portrait of the Artist as a Worker (RMX) (2006). Using the case study of the professionalization of artistic labor under the Yugoslav socialistic model of culture, Praznik’s book counters the Western understanding of art—as a passion for self-expression and an activity done out of love, without any concern for its financial aspects—and instead builds a case for understanding art as a form of invisible labor. Praznik helps elucidate the contradiction at the heart of artistic production and the origins of the mystification of art as labor.
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Lecture | From Private and Insular to Public and Engaged


Upon the German invasion of Belgium in 1914, George Sarton, a historian of science, the owner/editor of Isis, and an evangel of the field, fled his house near Ghent, eventually arriving in the United States. He found a place at Harvard and, together with friends, an institutional home for the journal by establishing the History of Science Society, in 1924. Running Isis largely alone, he made it an outlet for the (often unrefereed) work of scholars of reputation, including himself. Sarton’s journal recognized the contributions of the Middle East and Asia to the creation of modern science, but during his editorship, Isis published little that bore on the science-related social, economic, and political upheavals in the first half of the twentieth century. Shortly after World War II, with the encouragement of John Fulton, a Yale physiologist and admired historian, the historians of science Conway Zirkle and Henry Guerlac initiated various reforms, including transfer of ownership and substantive oversight of the journal to the Society, and the installation of a managing editor. He was I. Bernard Cohen, a young Harvard physicist and budding historian, who succeeded Sarton as editor, in 1952. Cohen instituted additional changes, notably the regular refereeing of submitted articles, and he encouraged contributions from scholars in the history of biology and of American science. Since the 1960s, the content of both the Society’s journal and meetings has expanded and diversified. The transformation has been marked by much less attention to the content and methods of science, far more to its social, economic, and political engagements. The transformation has gained history of science a large audience, but without adequate attention to the truth-content of science, it is handicapped in resisting, for example, racist biology, denials of vaccine effectiveness, or the devastations of anthropogenic global warming. Speaker: Daniel J. Kevles, Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University
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Performance | Sciara - Prima C'Agghiorna: Italian Mafia Drama


The compelling human and judicial story of Francesca Serio, the first woman to denounce the mafia and mother of Salvatore Carnevale, the trade unionist barbarously killed by the mafia on May 16 1955. Directed by Giovanni Carta 73 min. In Italian with English supertitles
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Performances, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Sciara - Prima C'Agghiorna: Italian Mafia Drama

Lecture | Comparing the Jewish and Islamic Legal Traditions (online)


Professor Rabea Benhalim will present on the comparative features of Jewish and Islamic law. She will discuss the historical relationship of Jewish and Islamic legal scholars, the shared features of each religious legal system, and the continued development of each within the modern, American context. Rabea Benhalim is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, Comparing the Jewish and Islamic Legal Traditions (online)

Discussion | A Converation with Actress and SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher


This program spotlights Fran Drescher for a live taping of She Pivots, an iHeart podcast which delves into the stories of remarkable women who have proved that success is not defined by a one-size-fits-all formula. For this one-night-only live taping, Emily Tisch Sussman will sit down with Drescher to discuss how her personal journey has impacted her impressive career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 01, 2024, 05/01/2024, A Converation with Actress and SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical

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