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All events, things to do on November 30, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. 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.
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6:30 am
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Park Boot Camp
Concert |
Stop by to say hello, ask a question, tell them what you think, play a song on the piano, or toss a beanbag. Celebrate the holiday season with carolers, klezmer music, and more. 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Original Dickens Carolers 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Angie Zhang, Classical Piano 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Dan Martin Trio 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Metropolitan Klezmer 1:45 – 2:45 PM: David Meder, Jazz Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Sounds of the Season
Discussion |
InsideSchools and the Center for New York City Affairs present findings and recommendations for better socio-economic integration of the city's public elementary schools, with a particular focus on neighborhoods where integration is possible without busing—that is, economically integrated neighborhoods where the schools are segregated. Why have some schools seen their enrollments plummet while others have long wait lists? What can be done to make all schools attractive to a range of parents? A panel of elected officials and Department of Education administrators will respond to the two organizations' recommendations.                      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, How to Make Our Schools More Integrated
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park. Tour is Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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10:00 am
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Tours, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all. Tours are Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.
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Tours, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats. Takes place daily.
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Tours, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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City Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Discussion |
A panel discussion on post-sanctioned jurisdiction. The imposition of sanctions of all types is a prevalent part of international statecraft, particularly in areas where military force is too dangerous and quiet diplomacy is insufficient. Much research has gone into how to impose sanctions but comparatively little has gone into the most crucial next step: removing sanctions and ensuring that states, in particular, feel the benefits of having made whatever concessions were necessary to turn off the sanctions pressure. This panel will examine the decision to remove sanctions against Myanmar, Cuba, and Iran, and explore the ways in which sanctions removal has been successful as well as unsuccessful. The panel will also offer views on how governments, in particular, can better manage the removal of sanctions for maximum political effect. Distinguished experts present will be: Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security Peter Kucik, Principal at the Inle Advisory Group Richard Nephew, Program Director, Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, Center on Global Energy Policy
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10:30 am
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Turning the Page: Reintegrating States After Sanctions
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Public Park Tour
Park Walk |
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Film |
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas. A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter. 93 mins.
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11:15 am
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Films, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, George Stevens' Annie Oakley (1935): Sharpshooter's Life
Talk |
John Crant shows how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the 'short list' for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. The discussion includes: Perception Is Reality: So, Change Reality Credit, Where Credit Is Do –and How To Get Yours Sharing Accolades Shines the Light on You Too Be Seen as a Leader, By Being a Leader Manage Your Career 'Marketing' Materials: Using LinkedIn, Groups, Blogs and More.
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12:00 pm
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Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Career Evolution: Preparing for Your Career's Next Leap with Social Media Marketing
Talk |
A talk with Nate Schenkkan, Project Director of Freedom House's Nations in Transit, an annual survey of democracy in the 29 former Communist countries of Europe and Eurasia. Prior to Nations in Transit, he worked as a Senior Program Officer in Freedom House's Eurasia programs, working closely with offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and acting as lead researcher on two special reports on Turkey's media and internet sector. Before Freedom House, he worked as a journalist in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. His articles on Central Asia and Turkey have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, Russian Analytical Digest, and Eurasianet. He is a graduate of the Harriman Institute's MARS-REERS program.
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12:00 pm
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Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The State of Human Rights Practice, Thought and Advocacy in the Post-Soviet Space
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)       The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II       Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870 Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23 Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)       Préludes, Op. 11       Deux Poèmes, Op. 32 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 With: CINDY LIU, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Piano Works by Prokofiev, Bach, Scriabin, Chopin
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Bach at Noon
Lecture |
The current crisis in Syria is typically portrayed as a product of the country's artificial origins, carved as it was from the carcass of the Ottoman Empire by the colonial powers after World War One without regard for pre-existing sectarian and communal boundaries. But this narrative obscures the extent to which the state of Syria was not solely a foreign imposition, but was actually deeply intertwined with changing social, political, and economic dynamics inside Syria. This talk presents a historical institutionalist account of Syrian state formation to show how recurrent moments of crisis have played a pivotal role in transforming the trajectory of nation-building in the past - and how they may continue to do so in the future. Lecturer Daniel Neep is assistant professor in politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
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12:30 pm
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Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, A State of Crisis? Territory, Institutions, and Nation-Building in Syria
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Vocal Arts Concert by Julliard Students
Master Class |
Program: Gustav Mahler - Ging heut Morgen übers Feld (From Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) Matthew Cossack, baritone Heeran Seo, pianist Ernest Chausson - Aveu Alexa Jarvis, soprano Mina Kim, pianist Johannes Brahms - Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen Tal Heller, mezzo Lira Chung, pianist Richard Strauss - Frühling (from Four last songs) Danielle Beckvermit, soprano Lochlan Brown, pianist Henry Purcell - If Music be the Food of Love (3rd version) Siman Chung, countertenor Binna Han, pianist Sergei Rachmaninov - How fair this spot Fanyong Du, tenor Sophia Zhou, pianist Featuring Margo Garrett, collaborative piano, this special event provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted students and great artists as they examine and explore the arts of performance on the highest level.
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Master Class: Pianist Margo Garrett with Works by Purcell, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Mahler
Screening |
Dance Historian David Vaughan will introduce and screen selections from the recorded legacy of this great ballerina.
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1:00 pm
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Screenings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Dance on Film: Violette Verdy, the Great Ballerina
Other |
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided. Space is limited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Others, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Nature Sanctuary Open Hours
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
This three hour tour is a great way to explore three of Gotham’s most historic locations. This tour takes you through legendary Lower East Side streets like Essex, Grand, Hester, Orchard, and Delancey. Along the way, we’ll get a feel for what life was like for the millions of immigrants who arrived here throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th Century. We’ll also see how this neighborhood has transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas in the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
City Walk |
As part of a series of photo walks across New York stores, they’ll explore techniques for capturing the color red in support of World AIDS Day. On this walk around SoHo, they’ll bring lenses, tripods, and other accessories, and show you how to get the most striking shots with your iPhone. Afterward, you’ll get editing tips to make the red in your images stand out. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a fully charged device. The walk is approximately 1 mile.
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City Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Photo Walk: Explore the Color Red in SoHo
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life. The jazz trio plays each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Bill Wurtzel Trio: A Midweek Jazz Break
Workshop |
Your mindset guided by your judgmental inner critic and all the negative thoughts it triggers, influences the way you feel. It profoundly affects the way you lead our life. Ultimately, this takes away your happiness and ability to feel good about your body and yourself, as well as preventing you from reaching your full potential. With: Dr. Lucie Baker
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Change Your Mindset
Film |
Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman. When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Films, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Tod Williams' Cell (2016): Stephen King's Novel
Play |
Sam Shepard meets Thelma and Louise when we find two sisters in a kitchen. Smoking guns in hand, they’ve just slain the iconic brothers of fraternal drama True West. As these women chase their own uniquely twisted American Dream in a landscape of canonical corpses, they dance an intricate psychological duet that leads us through a surreal terrain of wonder, danger, laughter, and yearning. In this delightfully upsetting comic grapple by an emerging feminist playwright, we follow a pair of sisters on their brutal hunt in search of tenderness.
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3:00 pm
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Plays, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Truest: Black Comedy by Megan Cohen
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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4:30 pm
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Park Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Central Park Sunset Tour
Discussion |
With the growing success of the LGBT rights movement in industrialized nations is often celebrated as a series of civil and human rights victories; in majority of the countries worldwide, LGBT persons are frequently denied basic human rights. LGBT community members remain one of the most vulnerable groups worldwide and are often political, social and economic scapegoats; on a global scale LGBT "issues" are frequently politicized and manipulated to push political, social and economic agendas. This discussion will focus on the current discourse and realities regarding human rights and the lives of LGBT persons in Armenia, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The panelists will discuss the manifold perspectives and narratives around LGBT issues on a global scale, and analyze the similarities and differences amongst different national and local movements and their role in global LGBT movement.
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Current LGBT Rights Discourse in Eastern Europe and Africa
Concert |
Program: Ernst Sachse Concertino  Richard Lieb Concertino Basso Eric Culver Suite for unaccompanied Bass Trombone, movs. 1, 2, 4 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky "Nur Wer die Sehnsucht kennt" Op. 6, No. 6 Alexander Lebedev Concert Allegro Eugene Bozza New Orleans With: Nayib Gonzales and Morgan Fite, Bass Trombone
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Student Recitals with Works by Tchiakovsky and Others
Gallery Talk |
Stop in for a glass of wine and docent-led highlights of the exhibition.  Each Wednesday through December 28.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
City Walk |
Festive Window Designs Depict Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance in Business Windows, with Educational Activities Geared Towards Families.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Harlem Holiday Windows Tour
Talk |
Why run after employers? Why not have them run after you? In this interactive presentation, Dr. Bruce Hurwitz, president of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., explains how, using free media, he was able to secure over 600 media citations, appearing in 400 publications, across the United States and in 23 foreign countries. The discussion includes LinkedIn, Help A Reporter, Twitter, YouTube, and BlogTalkRadio.
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6:00 pm
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Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Building a Brand to Attract Employers
Book Reading |
Hélio Oiticica (1937–80) was one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s. He was a forerunner of participatory art, and his melding of geometric abstraction and bodily engagement has influenced contemporary artists from Cildo Meireles and Ricardo Basbaum to Gabriel Orozco, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Olafur Eliasson. Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame examines Oiticica’s impressive works against the backdrop of Brazil’s dramatic postwar push for modernization.
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Irene V. Small discusses her book Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame
Book Reading |
Donna Kaz offers the compelling, first-hand account of her transition from silent observer to unapologetic activist, of a woman turned-survivor-turned-radical-feminist who takes off her mask and, by merging her identities, reveals all. 
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Donna Kaz reads from her book Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour
Discussion |
It happens to all human beings, men and women, old and young. No matter what faith they embrace, or language they speak, or diet, or exercise. If they are humans, they are sure to die. But death is the human experience that cannot be undergone and then written about. We often disguise its finality with platitudes. Somebody has “passed away” or “gone to a better place.” We hope that if the dead person added to the tale of human decency (or even human folly, or absolute human evil) that his or her obituary will reflect that truth. This panel features Sam Roberts (pictured) of The New York Times, who writes many of the obituaries for that newspaper, sometimes two a day. He also reviews New York books in the Sunday paper, writes occasional features for the Metropolitan section, and does a weekly TV show focused on New York 1. At the same table will be Katie Roiphe whose acclaimed study of death called The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End has much to teach all students of the human condition. She takes you through many of the final hours of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Writing Death: How Journalism Can Express a Life
Lecture |
This is the 2nd annual lecture on the Japanese eonomy by Professor Takatoshi Ito, Professor at School of International and Public Affairs and Associate Director for Programs at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business. An internationally renowned economist, Professor Ito is an expert on international finance, macroeconomics, and the Japanese economy who served from 2006 to 2008 as a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Invisible Arrow of Abenomics: Structural Reform and Innovation
Slide Lecture |
Tim Wallace, Graphics Editor and cartographer at The New York Times, crafts visual stories on whatever topic news dictates. His background is in archaeology and GIS, and he recently completed a PhD in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His love of photography helps inform the way he tells stories with maps and images. His talk will focus on news maps, especially the election maps on which he has been working, as well as anything that may be current at the time of his talk.
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Slide Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Contemporary and Newsworthy Mapmaking
Workshop |
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate where to find New York State and New York City records and how to search free and subscription websites
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Genealogy Workshop: New York Records Online
Film |
6:00 PM Nottetempo [Nighttime] (Italy, 2016, 90 min.) by Francesco Prisco (Past Napoli Film Festival Winner) A bus accident. This is the beginning of a story that will unite the lives of three people. Hesse (Nina Torresi) is the only survivor, a girl always in search of true love. Enrico (Gianfelice Imparato), a stand-up comedian who is known for making people laugh, has lost something that night. Matthew (Giorgio Pasotti), a policeman and a rugby player, is the first to arrive at the accident's site. Three lives, three solitudes, one destiny ... a mad race against time. 7:30pm Negli occhi [In the Eyes] (Documentary, Italy, 2009, 75 min.) by Daniele Anzellotti and Francesco Del Grosso with Giovanna Mezzogiorno A journey to discover the life and career of Vittorio Mezzogiorno, one of the most important Italian theater and film actors of the past thirty years. A tale lived through the voice of his daughter Giovanna and the testimonies of those who knew him. Anecdotes, photos, archive footage and original music by Pino Daniele offer an intense and emotional portrait dedicated to an artist of our time, but especially the story of a man, a husband, a father and a friend.
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Films, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Italian Film Double Feature
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Mary Roach.
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Book Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Book Discussion Group: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Helen Macdonald.
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Book Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Book Club: H is for Hawk
Classical Music |
Artists from the Collaborative Piano Department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Liederabend Recital
Lecture |
Marcos Troyjo, Director of the Co-Director of the BRICLab, will speak.
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6:10 pm
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Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Brazil in a Deglobalized World
Book Reading |
Citizen Subject constitutes the summation of Étienne Balibar’s career-long project to think the necessary and necessarily antagonistic relation between the categories of citizen and subject. In this magnum opus, the question of modernity is framed anew with special attention to the self-enunciation of the subject (in Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, and Derrida), the constitution of the community as “we” (in Hegel, Marx, and Tolstoy), and the aporia of the judgment of self and others (in Foucualt, Freud, Kelsen, and Blanchot).
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Etienne Balibar discusses his book Citizen Subject
Book Reading |
In the book, Dr. Kandel demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. He illustrates how reductionism—the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable components—has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths. Dr. Kandel draws on his Nobel Prize-winning work revealing the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory in sea slugs to shed light on the complex workings of the mental processes of higher animals. He demonstrates through bottom-up sensory and top-down cognitive functions how science can explore the complexities of human perception and help us to perceive, appreciate, and understand great works of art. Kandel explains how, in the postwar era, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Louis, Turrell, and Flavin used a reductionist approach to arrive at their abstract expressionism and how Katz, Warhol, Close, and Sandback built upon the advances of the New York School to reimagine figurative and minimal art.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Mandel discusses his book Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Discussion |
Artist Amy Sillman joins GC art historian David Joselit for a conversation about, among other things, the role of humor in painting and its often comedic process. Sillman talks about improvisation, awkwardness, and as she puts it, “the unknowing-ness, and nearly comic failures that can be part of how you make a painting.” Sillman’s work has been shown at prestigious institutions, including the MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Humor and Painting
Discussion |
A panel discussion featuring guest speakers Bill Ayres and Janet Poppendieck. Bill Ayres co-founded WhyHunger in 1975 with the late singer Harry Chapin. Since its founding, Bill has developed and implemented meaningful and innovative hunger and poverty programs and has led local initiatives to promote ideas and policies that have made significant impacts upon the communities that they serve, including the creation of the New York Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Center for Food Action in New Jersey. Under Bill’s direction, WhyHunger has served as a founding member of the National Association of Hunger Organizations and the National Jobs for All Coalition. Janet Poppendieck is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York. From 1988 until 2001, she served as director of the Hunter College Center for the Study of Family Policy, where she helped to start the Welfare Rights Initiative, the Community Interpreter Project, and the Language Diversity Initiative. Her primary concerns, both as a scholar and as an activist, have been poverty, hunger, and food assistance in the United States. A 1984-1987 W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellow, she has traveled widely in both the U.S. and the developing world. She is the author of Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement and Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression.
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Discussions, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Defending and Growing Food and Nutrition Programs after the Election
Lecture |
Gary Hattem president of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Managing Director of their Community Development Finance Group, and a former community-based low-income housing developer, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Hattem.
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Lectures, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Legacy of Writer and Preservationist Jane Jacobs
Screening |
Russian artist Olga Chernysheva (b. Moscow, 1962) mines the post-Soviet aspirations and realities of her native Russia in her photographs, videos, paintings and drawings. This screening and discussion of Chernysheva's moving image work will be introduced by Nova Benway, curator of Vague Accent, Chernysheva's current exhibition at The Drawing Center, and Julia Tulovsky, Curator of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. 
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Screenings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Videos by Moscow-Based Artist Olga Chernysheva
Gallery Talk |
In 1972, the American artist Hugh Mesibov painted an ambitious 40-foot-wide mural based on the biblical Book of Job for Temple Beth El in Spring Valley, New York. Promoted by its recent relocation, the synagogue donated this monumental painting to the Museum. This curator’s tour focuses on the artist, his preparatory process for the commission, and the place of Job within modern culture.
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Gallery Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Curator's Tour: out of the whirlwind: Hugh Mesibov’s Book of Job
Performance |
Pato Hebert and students in Art and Public Policy will engage in dialogue with visitors and present a performance.  
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Performances, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Peformance Art: Pato Hebert
Talk |
Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. Their staged films and film installations often start with a song, a picture, a film or a script from the past. They produce performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living—indeed thriving—in defiance of normality, law and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures across time are staged, projected and layered. Their performers are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are having a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility since early modernity, the pathologization of bodies, but also about glamour and resistance.
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Talks, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Artists' Talk: Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz
Festival |
The Christmas Tree is a worldwide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit with live performances. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2017.
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Festivals, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting
Reading |
The Bridge is a special reading series featuring translators who are first or second generation immigrants or who identify as part of a diaspora. Hosted by Sal Robinson and Madhu Kaza, the series will feature immigrant and POC translators--and will also coincide with a spring 2017 issue of the journal Aster(ix) devoted to such translators. This installment features: Mona Kareem, who works on subalternity in the Arab feminist novel and has translated Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh and Argentinian poet Alejandra Pizarnik (into Arabic); Kiev-born Genya Turovskaya, who has translated Russian poets Aleksandr Skidan, Elena Fanailova, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko; and Zohra Saed, the co-editor of one of the first Afghan American literary anthologies and a translator of early 20th century Turkestani poetry.
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Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Bridge: Diaspora, Migration and Translation
Book Reading |
Miranda Field is the author of Swallow (Houghton-Mifflin), and of the forthcoming Imaginary Royalty, which will be published by FourWay Books in 2017.  Her work appears in numerous journals and several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), Not for Mothers Only (Fence Books), and Thirty Years of the Best of the Pushcart Prize.    Alexandra Horowitz is the author of Being a dog: Following the dog into a world of smell (Scribner, 2016), On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes (Scribner, 2013), Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Scribner, 2009), and the editor of Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior (Springer-Verlag, 2014). In addition to many scholarly articles relating to animal behavior and cognition, she has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian. Mary Beth Keane (pictured) received an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction. Her debut novel, The Walking People, received Honorable Mention at the 2010 PEN/Hemingway Awards, and in 2011 she was selected as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35.” Her second novel, Fever, was named one of the best books of 2013 by The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR Books, and Library Journal, and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She was a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction.    
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Writers Read: Miranda Field / Alexandra Horowitz / Mary Beth Keane
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At a time when higher education is once again recognized as a driver of development and income growth, when knowledge economies requiring additional levels of education are displacing economies predicated on manufacturing, and – amidst this all – in a context where higher education itself appears increasingly precarious and under dramatic pressures to adapt to new conditions, one can wonder what is the role of global philanthropy. Fabrice Jaumont and Teboho Moja will discuss how new philanthropic trends are emerging from this historical context, and will examine the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the updated contexts in which philanthropy operates today.
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Book Readings, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Fabrice Jaumont discusses his book Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa
Concert |
Program: Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) Asturias Georges Bizet (1838-1875) Aragonaise, Seguidilla and Danse Boheme Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Milonga sin palabras and Libertango Paquito D’Rivera (B. 1948) Vals Venezolano, Contradanza and Wapango Campos De Sousa (1906-1966) Sou do Fado (fado Loucura) José Carlos Gomes Fado Magala Traditional Siguirya Pedro da Silva (B. 1976) An Irishman in Turkey The Sylvan Winds announce the opening concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, art, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space.    The Sylvan Winds with: Eva Conti, dancer, Rex Benincasa, percussion Pedro da Silva, guitar Gina Cuffari, soprano Svjetlana Kabalin, flute Katherine Halvorson, oboe Nuno Antunes, clarinet Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Zohar Schondorf, horn    
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, The Sylvan Winds presents 'La Pasion! Fado, Tango and Flamenco'
Workshop |
With Generation Meditation.   Every Wednesday to Dec. 16.
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Meditation Workshop
Workshop |
Develop self-defense skills and overall fitness.  The biomechanics of the sport require developing power from the legs up, resulting in a total-body workout. Instructor: Paul Diaz-Larui
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Workshops, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Total Body Boxing Workout
Performance |
Storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of the writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! The lineup includes stories from: Dawn Fraser (The Moth MainStage, TED, Barbershop Stories) James Bewley (SF Sketchfest, ANT Fest) Anna Roisman (Just For Laughs, Elite Daily) Calvin Cato (San Francisco Sketchfest, Oxygen Network)
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Performances, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Sideshow Goshko: Storytelling
Play |
Clare has big plans with her best friend Ezra—starting a food truck, making him marry his boyfriend—until an unexpected windfall forces them to face how they truly feel about money and commitment. A witty, incisive look at two young couples struggling with personal finance, the meaning of marriage, and the deeply human capacity for self-sabotage—as they decipher the ongoing mystery of how to be an adult.
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Plays, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Partners: Marriage-and-Money Comedy by Dorothy Fortenberry
Classical Music |
Megan Yip, Cello
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Concerts, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Student Cello Recital
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
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Comedy Clubs, November 30, 2016, 11/30/2016, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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