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37 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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37 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Works by Faure and More for Piano and Cello
free events nyc Jews and Antisemitism on Campus: A Century of Discord (online)
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Practice this traditional system of health and self-defense. Derived from the philosphy of Taoism, Tai Chi was designed to develop the optimum degree of harmony between body and mind, as well as between the individual and the natural order of the universe. Classes are led by teachers and students who train nearby at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

Birdwatching | Morning Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season, with guided tours led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Morning Birding Tour

Workshop | Spring Yoga


A yoga instructor leads a morning practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Workshops, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Spring Yoga

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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10:00 am
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Tours, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, 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
10:00 am
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Fairs, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

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 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, 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.
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Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

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: Kuni Mikami.
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Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Piano in the Park

Classical Music | Works by Faure and More for Piano and Cello


Bernadette Hoke, piano; and Laura Bontrager, cello, perform works by Faur? (1845-1924) and more.
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12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Works by Faure and More for Piano and Cello

Film | Birdman (2014) with Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts


Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife. Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts Michael Keaton is an American actor. He is known for his leading roles in a wide variety of genre films. He has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Zach Galifianakis is an American comedian and actor. In film, Galifianakis played Alan in The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013). He hosted the Funny or Die talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008–2018). On television, he starred in the FX series Baskets (2016–2019), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2017. Edward Norton  is an American actor. He gained immediate recognition and critical acclaim for his debut in Primal Fear (1996), which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination in the same category. His role as a redeemed neo-Nazi in American History X (1998) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the film Fight Club (1999), which garnered a cult following. Emma Stone is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2017, she was the world's highest-paid actress and named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Naomi Watts is a British actress. She played a tormented journalist in the horror remake The Ring (2002). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a grief-stricken mother in 21 Grams (2003). For her role as Maria Bennett in the disaster film The Impossible (2012), Watts received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
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Films, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Birdman (2014) with&nbsp;Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton,&nbsp;Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts

Talk | Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew (online)


Presented by Jeremy Dauber, Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University and director emeritus of its Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Melvin James Brooks (Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, songwriter, and playwright. With a career spanning over seven decades, Brooks is known as a writer and director of a variety of successful broad farces and parodies.[2] A recipient of numerous accolades, he is one of 19 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2010, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in 2015, a National Medal of Arts in 2016, a BAFTA Fellowship in 2017, and the Honorary Academy Award in 2024. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows from 1950 to 1954.[3] With Carl Reiner, he created the comedy sketch The 2000 Year Old Man, and together, they released several comedy albums, starting with 2000 Year Old Man in 1960. With Buck Henry, he created the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which starred Don Adams and ran from 1965 to 1970. Brooks rose to prominence becoming one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s. His films include The Producers (1967), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).[4] A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007 and was itself remade into a musical film in 2005. He wrote and produced the Hulu series History of the World, Part II (2023).
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2:30 pm
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Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew (online)

Book Club | Poetry Discussion Circle: Asian/Pacific American Poetry


Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with a selection of poems that explore the experiences and histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Readings are selected from Poetry Magazine, Poetry Foundation, and poets.org.  Please note that contemporary poetry deals frankly with contemporary issues and all works discussed are artistic expressions selected for an adult audience.
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Film | Night Swim (2024): supernatural horror


Forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, former baseball player Ray Waller moves into a new house with his wife and two children. He hopes that the backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids and provide physical therapy for himself. However, a dark secret from the home's past soon unleashes a malevolent force that drags the family into the depths of inescapable terror. Director: Bryce McGuire Cast: Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon
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Films, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Night Swim (2024): supernatural horror

Talk | Jews and Antisemitism on Campus: A Century of Discord (online)


Mark Oppenheimer on a journey through the history of antisemitism on college campuses from the 1920s to today. Just after World War I, the trustees of Columbia University conspired to limit the number of Jews on their campus, instituting concepts like "geographical diversity" to more easily recruit Gentile students from outside the New York area. In the century since, restrictions on Jews at schools like Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford came and went--and some worry that campus climates have turned hostile again. We'll learn the truth--and explode some myths--in this four-part course, ranging over 100 years of higher education. First of 4 sessions.
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3:00 pm
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Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Jews and Antisemitism on Campus: A Century of Discord (online)

Screening | Pro Sports Events on a 30-Foot Screen


3:30 - 6:30 pm MLB Baseball 7 - 9:30 pm NHL Playoffs Rangers vs Hurricanes
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Screenings, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Pro Sports Events on a 30-Foot Screen

Book Discussion | The Price is Wrong, Why Capitalism Won't Save the Planet


Uppsala University Professor Brett Christophers will present his book. What if our understanding of capitalism and climate is back to front? What if the problem is not that transitioning to renewables is too expensive, but that saving the planet is not sufficiently profitable? Today's consensus is that the key to curbing climate change is to produce green electricity and electrify everything possible. The main economic barrier in that project has seemingly been removed. But while prices of solar and wind power have tumbled, the golden era of renewables has yet to materialize. The problem is that investment is driven by profit, not price, and operating solar and wind farms remains a marginal business, dependent everywhere on the state's financial support. The global economy is moving too slowly toward sustainability because the return on green investment is too low. We cannot expect markets and the private sector to solve the climate crisis while the profits that are their lifeblood remain unappetizing. But there is an alternative to providing surrogate green profits through subsidies: to take energy out of the private sector's hands.
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Film | The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman


Tom Ripley wants nothing more than to be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s, and Dickie Greenleaf makes that possible. When Dickie's father asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own. Directors: Anthony Minghella, Tom Sternberg Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman Matt Damon is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. Ranked among Forbes' most bankable stars, the films in which he has appeared have collectively earned over $3.88 billion at the North American box office, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for three British Academy Film Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards. Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress and businesswoman. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Paltrow gained notice for her early work in films such as Seven (1995), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors (1998), and A Perfect Murder (1998). She garnered wider acclaim for her performance as Viola de Lesseps in the historical romance Shakespeare in Love (1998), which won her several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. This was followed by roles in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001), and more. Jude Law is an English actor. He received a British Academy Film Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, two Tony Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. Law gained recognition for his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for an Academy Award. He found further critical and commercial success in Enemy at the Gates (2001), Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), and Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition (2002). He continued to gain praise for starring in the war film Cold Mountain (2003), the drama Closer (2004), and the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006), earning Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for Cold Mountain. Cate Blanchett is regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. She is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and stage, and has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor. He gained recognition for his supporting work, notably in Scent of a Woman (1992), Boogie Nights (1997), Patch Adams (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and Almost Famous (2000). He began to occasionally play leading roles, and for his portrayal of the author Truman Capote in Capote (2005), won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Further Oscar nominations came for playing a brutally frank CIA officer in Charlie Wilson's War (2007), a priest accused of pedophilia in Doubt (2008), and the charismatic leader of a Scientology-type movement in The Master (2012).
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Films, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Workshop | Board Game Social


A wide selection of board games at weekly Board Games Socials, with games like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Not sure what to play? Hosts can help you find the perfect game and match up players.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Brian Rutenberg Discusses His Work


Brian Rutenberg and Jonathan Miller Spies in a lively discussion about Rutenberg’s artistic career and vision represented in the twenty paintings in the exhibition dating from 1998 to the present. Jonathan Miller Spies has spoken on collecting American art at Princeton University and CUNY Grad Center, written a monograph on the modernist John Marin, moderated a series of symposia with curators and scholars, and publishes Hanging Papers, a weekly newsletter on the history of American art.
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Artist Brian Rutenberg Discusses His Work

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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Gallery Talk | Boundaries: Exhibition Discussion


The theme explores both the physical elements of the topic as well as its psychological manifestations. This concept is visually articulated in literal form, as in maps, containment environments (i.e., imprisonment), and fences. However, it also allows and includes a more conceptual interpretation, as in the experience of blockage or "boundary" due to race, gender, religion, or even stigma regarding mental illness.
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Boundaries: Exhibition Discussion

Opening Reception | Casey Bolding: The river on top of your head


Bolding's constructions also can seem to fall apart, which, after all, is how memory works. They’re not new but they’re not ruined either. They appear like a half-remembered dream, shot through with the longing to piece the dream together. The figure in “Thirteen Moons” emerges from a ground of mottled ochres and patched-together clays, snapping into focus briefly before dissipating again with the same ease. Time folds  on itself. Casey likens it to a smell filling your nose: the sweet rot of mildew that works like a portal to the furnace in your grandparents’ house, the loamy bouquet of wet dirt in a clearing. You can sit in the slipstream for a while, with everyone you’ve ever known.
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Opening Reception | Leelee Kimmel: The Wilds and the Shore


Leelee Kimmel continues in the refinement of a certain sort of abstract painting. But that word seems uneasy, correct but subtly off. What sort of refinement is this, or elaboration, or even “study”— the anodyne quality of that word is deliberate. Kimmel is outside of fashion: not so much as a whisper of personal experience or life story, no appeal to identity, that skeleton key to all living myths and histories, omnipresent and deader than the Rev. Casuabon’s hopeless attempt to find the key to all mythology. But keeping within the conspectus of the Victorian novel, nothing is more perversely animated, more plastic with eldritch innovation, than what is dead: Dracula, Frankenstein, and a comically replete world of unquiet spirits. Kimmel would be uninterested in pursuing the Matisse idea of art, that beautiful armchair — but no one shirks Matisse, that’s just wrong and rude. But she doesn’t do that trip. Luxe, calme, et volupté — well Kimmel’s paintings have a luxurious quality, even a voluptuous one; but they’re very seldom calm.
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Jazz | CANCELLED: Jazz Orchestra


MSM Jazz Repertory Orchestra; Jon Faddis, Conductor.
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Book Discussion | The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club: Comedy of Manners


Helen Simonson presents her timeless comedy of manners—refreshing as a summer breeze and bracing as the British seaside—about a generation of young women facing the seismic changes brought on by war and dreaming of the boundless possibilities of their future, from the bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+
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Discussion | The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (online)


Explore a lesser-known but transformative piece of immigration law: the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. This groundbreaking law created pathways to citizenship and legal permanent status for millions of immigrants, yet created more regulation and enforcement of existing immigration restrictions. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Director for the American Immigration Council, will moderate a discussion with Muzaffar Chishti, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, and Charles Kamasaki, scholar and author of Immigration Reform: The Corpse that Will Not Die, about the passage of this law which set the stage for current debates about immigration.
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Book Discussion | A Revolution in Type: Gender and the Making of the American Yiddish Press (online)


Between the 1880s and 1920s, Yiddish-language newspapers rose from obscurity to become successful institutions integral to American Jewish life. During this period, Yiddish-speaking immigrants came to view newspapers as indispensable parts of their daily lives. In A Revolution in Type, Ayelet Brinn argues that women were central to the emergence of the Yiddish press as a powerful, influential force in American Jewish culture. Through rhetorical debates about women readers and writers, the producers of the Yiddish press explored how to transform their newspapers to reach a large, diverse audience. The seemingly peripheral status of women’s columns and other newspaper features supposedly aimed at a female audience—but in reality, read with great interest by male and female readers alike—meant that editors and publishers often used these articles as testing grounds for the types of content their newspapers should encompass. Brinn shows that instead of framing issues of gender as marginal, we must view them as central to understanding how the American Yiddish press developed into the influential, complex, and diverse publication field it eventually became.
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Book Discussion | An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children by Jamaica Kincaid & Kara Walker (In Person AND Online!)


Jamaica Kincaid and Kara Walker come together to share their new book, a one-of-a-kind production entitled An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children. It is an inventive and surprising survey about what our gardens reveal. Kincaid offers an ABC of the plants that define our world and reveals the often brutal history behind them. Walker illustrates each entry with provocative, brilliant, enthralling, many-layered watercolors. They speak with New Yorker staff writer and theater critic Hilton Als.
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Reading | No Name Super Story Party


Producer Eric Vetter and host Michele Carlo bring New York’s best established and emerging authors and storytellers including: Robin Bady and Amy Engelhardt.
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Opera | Opera Buffa!


Small "musical" jokes through musical gags, catchphrases, human and non-human tics, passing through musical arrangements ranging from jazz to classical and popular music. An almost mimed performance, as per Maria Cassi's tradition, assisted for the occasion at the piano by Maestro Brizzi. By and with Maria Cassi and Leonardo Brizzi, produced by Compagnia Maria Cassi.
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Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Opera Buffa!

Classical Music | Soprano Concert


Charlotte Mundy, soprano. Program Christian Quiñones, My Voice is a Broken Chorus Francisco del Pino, The Sea Raven Chacon (b. 1977), Ella Llora Charlotte Mundy, new piece
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Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Soprano Concert

Concert | Yiddish and Hebrew Song in the Weimar Republic (online)


The Weimar Republic era contained a hotbed of Jewish musical activity. Following World War I, there was a spike of curiosity about Eastern European Jewry and Yiddish, which inspired many German-Jewish composers—from Cantor Leon Kornitzer to avant garde composer Stefan Wolpe—to explore Yiddish folksong in their music. At the same time, Berlin and Vienna acted as important publishing centers for the Jibneh Edition. In addition to featuring music of some German-Jewish composers such as Aron M. Rothmüller and Israel Brandmann, Jibneh Edition disseminated music of composers born in the Russian Empire associated with the Society for Jewish Folk Music such as Joel Engel, Joseph Achron, Michael Gnessin, and Alexander Krein, as well as the great Yiddish song composer Lazar Weiner writing in America. This rich musical activity bridged communities active in the East and West and reflected the linguistically and ideologically diverse aspirations of Jewish composers of its time. This is a concert exploring Yiddish and Hebrew songs of the Weimar Republic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Yiddish and Hebrew Song in the Weimar Republic (online)

Talk | Stargazing in the Park


A 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 to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided between sunset and park closure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:45 pm
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Talks, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Stargazing in the Park

Book Discussion | The Defeat of the Damned: The Destruction of the Dirlewanger Brigade at the Battle of Ipolysag, December 1944 (online)


Douglas Nash will speak on his book, an operational history of the notorious Dirlewanger Brigade, culminating in its destruction in Budapest at the hands of the Red Army.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, The Defeat of the Damned: The Destruction of the Dirlewanger Brigade at the Battle of Ipolysag, December 1944 (online)

Play | The Visit: Prison Tragicomedy


The Visit is inspired by the admission system for weekly meetings with inmates at the Poggioreale prison in Naples. The tragicomic show presents situations experienced by women queuing to enter prison: a perpetual wait in daring and tense conditions, which outlines a symbolic humanity, crushed by the apparent impossibility of change. The actors were an integral part of the creative phase through a stage writing process and by participating in a series of interviews with women who have experienced or are experiencing deep ties with the penal institution. Written and directed by Edoardo Di Pietro Performed by Renato Bisogni, Alessandro Errico, Marco Montecatino In Italian with English supertitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, The Visit: Prison Tragicomedy

Book Discussion | Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life (online)


Three distinguished rabbinical voices in a captivating conversation about the profound insights in Shai Held’s new book, Judaism Is About Love. Rabbi Shai Held, a founder of the innovative Hadar community, will be in conversation with rabbis Brad Artson and Sharon Brous, moderated by Mark Oppenheimer. Whether you are well-versed in Jewish teachings or exploring them for the first time, this event is sure to leave you inspired and enriched.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 pm
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Book Discussions, May 07, 2024, 05/07/2024, Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life (online)
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