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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 1, 2017?

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 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! 58 free events take place on November 1 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out November 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 November . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on November 1, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour


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.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


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 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour


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.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

Tour | Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour


A multi-neighborhood tour of the Lower Manhattan area. The tour begins on Wall Street, where you will see the New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church before moving on the the World Trade Center and City Hall. We then move on by subway to visit the largest Chinatown in the United States. Following Chinatown, the tour will continue on through Little Italy and on to SoHo.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour

Lecture | A Case Study in Assisting the Roma (Gypsy) Population in Bulgaria


The Roma, one of Europe’s largest trans-national minority groups, continue to experience high rates of unemployment and social isolation. Access to quality education and entrenched prejudice limit opportunities for Roma development and inclusion. Sarah Perrine will present case studies from the field to describe how her foundation is applying innovative approaches to a centuries-old challenge in legalizing squatter neighborhoods, improving access to education, and providing individualized pre-natal care for the Roma population in Bulgaria. Lecturer Sarah Perrine established the Trust for Social Achievement to help overcome achievement gaps between the Roma minority and mainstream populations. To do this, her organization emphasizes the need to accurately assess impact and demonstrate progress, so as to build confidence that change is possible. By collaborating with more than fifty local partners and organizations throughout Bulgaria, her organization is impacting tens of thousands of children and youth in more than 200 schools and 200 kindergartens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, A Case Study in Assisting the Roma (Gypsy) Population in Bulgaria

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Bach at Noon

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Master Class | Master Class: Vladimir Feltsman, piano


Featuring pianist Vladimir Feltsman, this masterclass provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Master Class: Vladimir Feltsman, piano

Jazz | Midday Jazz Midtown: Bassist David Finck


David Finck (bass) celebrates his new CD release, Low Standards. This concert features Yaron Gershovsky (piano) and Victor Lewis (drums).
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Midday Jazz Midtown: Bassist David Finck

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Piano Works by Prokofiev


Program: Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) Sonata No. 2 in d minor, Op. 14 Toccata in C Major, Op. 11 Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 Student recital with Cindy Liu, piano
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Piano Works by Prokofiev

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | High Line Tour


The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
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Tours, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, High Line Tour

Tour | Harlem Tour


Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour


Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Mapping Borders: A Walk Examining Borders Within NYC


This interactive performance event brings together activists, artists, and public intellectuals to walk through borders in the city visible and invisible. Charting Ai Wei Wei’s border wall installations across Manhattan, see the city's immigration detention center at Varick Street, where you'll consider the material reality of the border, and the direct impact is has on people’s lives. The event finishes at Judson Memorial Church where you'll hear from activists challenging the border on an everyday basis in NYC and suggestions on how to engage in localized ways.  Featured guests include Bridget Anderson (Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship at the University of Bristol) and the New Sanctuary Coalition.
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City Walks, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Mapping Borders: A Walk Examining Borders Within NYC

Workshop | Genealogy: Finding Clues in Family Photos


This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
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Book Discussion | Homegoing: Lives of Two Half-Sisters


Discuss the book by Yaa Gyasi
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Homegoing: Lives of Two Half-Sisters

Lecture | Human Rights Accountability and Prevention Efforts


Matthew Kennis of the Libertas Center for Human Rights will discuss his career working on human rights accountability and prevention efforts, and the provision of rehabilitation services to survivors of torture. Kennis has worked with Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch, and consulted for UN Women and Open Society Foundations. Mr. Kennis previously served as a senior researcher for a torture prevention program at American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Human Rights Accountability and Prevention Efforts

Master Class | Robert McDonald, Collaborative Piano


Robert McDonald tours extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has appeared with major orchestras in the United States and was the recital partner for many years to Isaac Stern and other distinguished instrumentalists. He has played with the Takács, Vermeer, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, American, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence string quartets, as well as Music from Marlboro. His discography includes recordings for Sony Classical, Bridge, Vox, Musical Heritage Society, ASV, and CRI.
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Robert McDonald, Collaborative Piano

Workshop | Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class


Practice of meditation and slow-moving exercise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class

Workshop | Poetry Workshop


With Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry.
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Author Reading | Yasmine Ergas discusses her book Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World


Panelists include: Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (SIPA), Heather Hurwitz (Barnard College), Alice Kessler-Harris (Columbia), Premilla Nadasen (Barnard College), and Shahra Razavi (UN Women).
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Yasmine Ergas discusses her book Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World

Author Reading | Arlie Hochschild discusses her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right


This acclaimed book provides a clarifying and empathic view of the political convictions of conservative Louisiana voters. She will also describe what she learned from her recent revisit to Louisiana to hear their responses to Trump.
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Arlie Hochschild discusses her book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Master Class | Stanley Yates, Guitarist


Yates’ recent master class-teaching and concert performances have included trips to Romania, Australia and Italy. He also recently visited Bangladesh, where his masterclasses, lectures, and concert performances where among the first Western classical music events to be held there.
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Stanley Yates, Guitarist

Workshop | Writing Life Stories: An Introduction


Aan introduction to Writing Life Stories, a brief writing exercise and voluntary sharing of this work with the group. Document your personal journey and share it with others. Bring pen and paper. (No laptops.) Students take Writing Life Stories classes to leave a legacy for loved ones and learn more about themselves. Unlike in memoir classes, participants write quickly and easily about carefully chosen themes. Barbara Field uses a method taught for over 30 years to thousands of college students, professionals and retirees. Extensive research reveals that while on this exploration, students gain increased resilience and self-confidence, more compassion for others and a greater appreciation for life.  
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Opening Reception | A New Installation by Nikolas Gambaroff


This event celebrates the US launch of Adam Pendleton’s Black Dada Reader. Begun as an in-studio spiral bound publication in 2011, the Reader has evolved into a hardcover collection of texts and documents that elucidates Pendleton’s conceptual framework, “Black Dada.” Black Dada—Pendleton’s term for a broad conceptualization of blackness—is the animating force of his work in painting, video, sculpture, and performance. Published by Koenig Books, the Reader brings a diverse range of cultural figures into a shared cultural space, including Hugo Ball, W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, Joan Retallack, and Gertrude Stein, as well as artists from different generations, such as Joan Jonas and William Pope.L. It also features essays written for the the Reader by Adrienne Edwards, Laura Hoptman, Tom McDonough, Jenny Schlenzka, and Susan Thompson. The event will highlight the book’s contents through readings and performances by the edition’s editor, Stephen Squibb; poet and John Cage scholar, Joan Retallack; a New Orleans-style brass band (SugarTone Brass Band); and Adam Pendleton.
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, A New Installation by Nikolas Gambaroff

Opening Reception | The Wonderful Wizards of Post: Video Exhibition


Taking cues Akira Kurosowa's 1950 film Rashomon, in which four witnesses give contradictory accounts of a murder, The Wonderful Wizards of Post brings together four professional editors and gives each the challenge of editing the classic film, The Wizard of Oz.
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, The Wonderful Wizards of Post: Video Exhibition

Author Reading | Ted Anton speaks about his book Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms


Anton takes readers through the most recent discoveries about microbes, revealing their unexpected potential to reshape the future of the planet.
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Discussion | White Light Festival Panel Discussion: Introducing the Psalms Experience


Ahead of the special concert series The Psalms Experience, WNYC’s John Schaefer and guests explore the history of the Psalms, their many musical traditions, the challenges of translation, and their contemporary resonance in a more secular world. Panelists include scholar and Psalms translator Robert Alter, musicologist Neil W. Levin, and David Van Biema, Time magazine’s former chief religion writer.
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Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, White Light Festival Panel Discussion: Introducing the Psalms Experience

Discussion | Is Russia a Threat to the Western Balkans?


Is Russia threatening to disrupt more than two decades’ of EU and U.S. efforts to promote stability in post-communist Southeast Europe? Politicians and commentators in the West say, “yes.” With rising global anxiety over Russia’s political policies and objectives, the roundtable's participants will explore more deeply the ascendancy of Russia in the Western Balkans, the geopolitical rivalry that is now engaged with the European Union, the United States, Turkey, new players from the Gulf States, and China. A roundtable discussion with Dimitar Bechev (UNC-Chapel Hill), Tanya Domi (Harriman Institute), Jasmin Mujanović (Fellow, EastWest Institute), and Srdjan Vucetic (University of Ottawa).
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Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Is Russia a Threat to the Western Balkans?

Discussion | Where Next on Climate? The Future of the International Climate Negotiations


This event will focus on the future of the international climate negotiations. What are the stakes for the United States and other parties at COP-23 and in the broader UNFCCC negotiations? Can the other parties sustain momentum in the wake of the announcement by President Trump that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris climate accord? In what ways could the US announcement affect the UNFCCC process going forward? To address these, and many other questions, Jonathan Elkind, Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar, will moderate the discussion which will feature the following experts: - Susan Biniaz, former U.S. Department of State Climate Lawyer; Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School - Daniel A Reifsnyder, former Co-Chair of the Paris Agreement Negotiations; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, U.S. Department of State - Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs .
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Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Where Next on Climate? The Future of the International Climate Negotiations

Forum | Public Housing Today


The current challenges facing New York City public housing are assessed from multiple perspectives. Participants: Quardean Lewis-Allen, Founder and CEO, Made in Brownsville Victor Bach, Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Community Service Society Jae Shin, Rose Architectural Fellow, NYCHA
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Lecture | Thinking Design Through Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious


Where do good design ideas come from? Recent research in neuroscience sheds light on this perennial question. A level of neuronal processing inaccessible to consciousness excels in fast information processing, recognizing complex patterns, and drawing inferences: the cognitive nonconscious. This talk will present a synthesis of these results along with speculations about the sources of creativity in design and related fields.  Speaker N. Katherine Hayles teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her print book, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis, was published by the University of Chicago Press in spring 2012.
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Lectures, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Thinking Design Through Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious

Lecture | Surviving the New Climate Communication Climate


Drawing on his extensive experience of writing and reporting on climate and environmental sustainability, Andrew Revkin reflects on the role of media and the scientific community in the current moment, and the challenges and opportunities of sustaining a public dialogue on climate change and related issues.
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Film | Pimpaka Towira's The Island Funeral (2015): Drama from Thailand


Set in the deep South of Thailand, where separatist violence has claimed nearly 7,000 lives in the past 13 years, The Island Funeral is a meditation on faith, identity and a place uncharted by any map. Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey into the southernmost part of the country in search of lost history and half-remembered memories. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the screenwriter, Kong Rithdee.
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Films, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Pimpaka Towira's The Island Funeral (2015): Drama from Thailand

Lecture | Notes from De-Industrializing South Africa


A talk by Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology. Her earlier scholarship focused on the history of modernity in Southeast Asia and the place of the mass media in its development, particularly in the encounter between old and new forms of mediation. More recently, she has been writing an ethnography of South Africa’s mining communities.
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Lectures, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Notes from De-Industrializing South Africa

Poetry Reading | 3 poets read from their work


An evening of poetry showcasing new collections by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Cortney Lamar Charleston, and t’ai freedom ford. 
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Poetry Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, 3 poets read from their work

Author Reading | Mary Dearborn discusses her book Hemingway: A Biography


Mary Dearborn, first woman biographer of Hemingway, has produced the first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years. Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatic artist, whose seven novels and six-short story collections remain hallmarks of American literature. 
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Mary Dearborn discusses her book Hemingway: A Biography

Discussion | Exploring Inequalities in Philanthropy


Wagner Philanthropy and Molly Schultz Hafid, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service, discuss root causes of inequalities in philanthropy, progress that has been made in the field, and strategies that have effectively advanced social justice goals. This will be a participant-led discussion based on the interests and questions raised by attendees. Topics may include financialization of philanthropy, community-led grant-making, and accountability mechanisms.
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Screening | Cortocircuito Latino Shorts Film Festival


Screening of finalists for the 14th festival in the categories of documentary and experimental film followed by Q&A.
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Screenings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Cortocircuito Latino Shorts Film Festival

Play | The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit


“The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s astonishingly late play of fury and redemption,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “Lee Sunday Evans is a brilliant and innovative director."
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Plays, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Talk | Artist Talk: Jacolby Satterwhite


Jacolby Satterwhite is an artist who works with video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking, currently based in New York City. Satterwhite's work in dance performance draws from voguing, martial arts, and choreographer William Forsythe's dance techniques. His work often utizilizes his mother's schematic drawings/inventions of ordinary objects influenced by consumer culture, medicine, fashion, Surrealism, mathematics, sex, philosophy, astrology, and Matrilineal concerns.
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Talk | Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic for The New York Times


Michael Kimmelman has focused on issues of public housing, public space, infrastructure, urbanism, environmentalism and community development. Born and raised in New York City, he received degrees from Yale and Harvard, was the Times' longtime chief art critic and, based in Berlin for several years, created the Abroad column, covering culture, political and social affairs across Europe and the Middle East.
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Talks, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic for The New York Times

Author Reading | Cartoonist Gary Panter discusses his book Songy of Paradise


The cartoonists Gary Panter and Dash Shaw discuss Panter’s new graphic novel, a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus.   
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Cartoonist Gary Panter discusses his book Songy of Paradise

Author Reading | Merle Kröger discusses his book Collision


A raft with eleven Algerian refugees, running low on fuel. A cruise ship with a small town’s worth of international passengers and crew members. An Irish freighter. A Spanish rescue vessel. One single point of convergence in a vast wash of blue water. Collision is a maritime thriller by Merle Kröger, one of Germany’s most celebrated crime writers, building suspense through the eyes of a diverse array of memorable characters, among them Karim Yacine, the Algerian captain of the raft disable; Lalita Masarangi, member of the massive cruise ship’s security team; and Sybille Malinowski, an elderly passenger on holiday with her sister, which, as the drama at sea continues to unfold, seems to be turning increasingly sinister.
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Merle Kröger discusses his book Collision

Author Reading | Darryl Pinckney discusses his book The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick


Elizabeth Hardwick wrote during the golden age of the American literary essay. For Hardwick, the essay was an imaginative endeavor, a serious form, criticism worthy of the literature in question. In the essays collected here she covers civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s, describes places where she lived and locations she visited, and writes about the foundations of American literature—Melville, James, Wharton—and the changes in American fiction, though her reading is wide and international.
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Author Readings, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Darryl Pinckney discusses his book The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Author Reading | Contributors discuss Open in Emergency: Asian American Mental Health


Published by the Asian American Literary Review, Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health is a work of book art that decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches to care. Featuring a deck of tarot cards, a “hacked” mock DSM, a foldout testimonial tapestry and more, the issue works to reimagine what counts as unwellness and wellness in Asian American communities through a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects. Welcome guest editor Mimi Khúc and contributors Tanwi Nandini Islam and Wo Chan for an evening of readings, discussion and interactive tarot.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | From the Voting Booth to Your Living Room, with Gloria Steinem


A conversation between Christiane Taubira and Gloria Steinem on how the fight for more diverse and inclusive political representation can have a very real impact on our daily lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, From the Voting Booth to Your Living Room, with Gloria Steinem

Lecture | Artist Talk: Yamini Nayar


Yamini Nayar’s (US/India) work intersects photography, sculpture and the language of architecture to foreground questions about the built environment and its psychological and social dimensions. In her studio-based practice, photographs are documents made from mixed media assemblages and installations, in which the photograph is the only trace of an invested process of physical construction. Temporality, materiality and performance are central to her work, as is the hand.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | A Discussion of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick


To mark the publication of The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, Darryl Pinckney, editor of the collection, will discuss Hardwick's life and work with the writers Margo Jefferson and Sigrid Nunez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | Poets Reads: Rachel McKibbens / Airea D. Matthews


Rachel McKibbens will read from her forthcoming book of poetry, BLUD (Copper Canyon Press, Oct 2017) and Airea D. Matthews will read from her recently published first book of poetry, Simulacra (Yale University Press, March 2017). Followed by a conversation about language, craft, healing, and incantation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Student Piano Recital


Program: ZIMMERMANN Monologues CRUMB Otherworldly Resonances LINDBERG Play I CHILDS | Kilter LUTOSLAWSKI | Paganini Variations for Two Pianos BAEZ | New Commission Student Project in Performance: Brian Daurelle, Contemporary Piano    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 01, 2017, 11/01/2017, Student Piano Recital

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Mozart, Schubert


PROGRAM: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished) The New School Community Orchestra enables instrumentalists in the New York City area to engage with their community through music. Our orchestra is made up of community members, students, and faculty from Mannes and The New School. Participants come together to hone their skills, network with like-minded musicians, build lasting friendships, and perform throughout the year. Orchestral instrumentalists with various backgrounds are welcome.  The repertoire is drawn from a range of musical periods and styles. Adria Benjamin, conductor Adrienne Kim, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Spirits, Sprites and Soldiers: Music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Beethoven


Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture Maurice Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess Felix Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major “Eroica” Op. 55 BMCC Downtown Symphony Douglas Anderson, Conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Trumpet Works by Haydn, Poulence, and More


Student Recital: Kenneth Chauby, trumpet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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