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All events, things to do on November 16, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Conference |
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls with a group of distinguished scholars addressing many of the central questions regarding the contribution of the Scrolls to our understanding of the Bible and the history of Judaism and Christianity. In marking seventy years of scholarship, the colloquium will also be retrospective: participants will consider how three generations of scholars have addressed the very questions that dominate their own intellectual projects. In addition, this conference will offer an opportunity to consider the role of digital technologies in deciphering these 2,000-year-old manuscripts.
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9:15 am
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Conferences, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70
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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9:30 am
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, 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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9:30 am
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City Walks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Central Park Tour - Middle 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.
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9:45 am
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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.
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9:45 am
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
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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10:00 am
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
Tour |
Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual revolutions. The city that gave birth to punk rock, the beat poets and graffiti. The city that has survived two centuries of mass riots, crime and corruption, murder and mayhem. The city that has flourished in spite of economic and social hardship.
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Alternative New York Tour
Master Class |
Featuring pianist Richard Goode, 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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12:00 pm
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Master Class: Richard Goode, piano
Talk |
We have all heard the phrase “history repeats itself.” Yet, very few people apply long-term history to the art and science of investing. There is no better example of this than how the majority of modern investors, the most knowledgeable and technologically advanced in history, mishandled the 50% stock market corrections during the dotcom bust and the Great Recession. Spewaker Kenneth G. Winans is a successful investment management entrepreneur, award-winning author and astute financial historian. Over a long career, he has conducted investment research and designed investment strategies while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer.
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, What They Don’t Teach at Harvard: History as an Investment Tool
Reading |
These readings draw on a community of elected affinities responding to the exhibition Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York--A Botany of Colonization, as they look to the future it promises in the spring of 2018 when the plants are re-sited in ballast flora gardens around New York, including the forthcoming installation at The High Line.
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12:30 pm
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Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Lunchtime Readings: Jennifer Kabat
Classical Music |
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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12:30 pm
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Bach at Noon
Dance Performance |
Welcome George Stamos (Montreal, Canada), Prumsodun Ok (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Christina Masciotti (NYC), Compañia Bonobo (Santiago, Chile), and The Mad Ones (NYC). These five artists and their collaborators are working concurrently in all of our studios to develop new projects in dance and theater during the three week Fall 2017 residency period. At the Studio Showings, some of the artists will share their works in various stages of development and offer audiences a glimpse of the creative process.
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1:00 pm
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Dance Performances, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Studio Showings of Works-in-Progress from Resident Artists
Talk |
Kenyan artist Neo Musangi discusses Nairobi's queer identities and urban youth radicalization with scholar Tavia Nyong’o.  
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Interfacing Radical Queer Sexualities and Urban Hustle
Lecture |
Amali Tower, founder and Executive Director of Climate Refugees, will discuss the latest report, which evaluates what impact climate change and the shrinking Lake Chad played in the displacement of 2.4 million people around Lake Chad region.
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Lectures, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Shrinking Options: The Nexus Between Climate Change, Displacement and Security in the Lake Chad Basin
Workshop |
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.
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Workshop |
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to learn meditation and find inner peace. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind.
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Classical Music |
2017 marks the 250th anniversary of the death of history's most prolific composer, Georg Philipp Telemann. Remarkable among his contemporaries, Telemann not only composed in every genre of his day, but he was also an accomplished player of a range of instruments, including oboe, recorder and harpsichord, all featured in this delightful program of his chamber music. Fire & Folly is a New York-based ensemble devoted to exciting, moving performances of baroque works on period instruments. Founded in 2010 and co-directed by Rachel Begley and Jeffrey Grossman, the ensemble’s performances have been lauded by critics and audiences alike for their engaging energy and polish in both lesser known works and popular favorites. All instrumental virtuosi in their own right, the members of Fire and Folly are joined by guest artists in showcase programs. Rachel Begley, recorder Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord Sarah Davol, oboe Sian Ricketts, oboe, soprano Stephanie Corwin, bassoon
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Totally Telemann! with the Fire & Folly Ensemble
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Film |
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. A Pakistan-born comedian and grad student fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash.  120 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Michael Showalter's The Big Sick (2017): Young Love Faces Problems
Film |
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow. When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found. 87 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, George Pollock's Murder She Said (1961): Miss Marple Mystery
Film |
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus. Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. 108 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints (1999): Boston Mob Thriller
Film |
Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern. The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. 107 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women (2016): Three Lives Intersecting
Symposium |
Speakers include: • Ruthie Birger: “Asymptomatic shedding of respiratory virus among an ambulatory population” • Kyle Davis: “A multidimensional approach to food production decision making” • Alexandra Karambelas: “Urban-rural variations in air quality and health impacts in northern India” • Nandini Velho: “Understanding conservation challenges around India's tiger reserves” The Symposium will be presented and moderated by John C. Mutter, Director of Graduate Studies, SDEV Ph.D. program; Director, Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows program; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs.
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2:30 pm
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Symposiums, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World
Classical Music |
Program: Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 No. 1 Kodaly: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 Having celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2016, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Brahms, the quartet’s recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), Bartók, and Shostakovich cycles have won international critical acclaim.
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2:45 pm
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, The Alexander String Quartet performs Beethoven, Kodaly
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Book Reading |
Discussions of modernity—or alternative and multiple modernities—often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western Europe, which neglects the experience of much of the world, or emphasize a local, non-European context that limits the potential for comparison. In The Politics of Secularism, Murat Akan reframes the question of secularism, exploring its presence both outside and inside Europe and offering a rich empirical account of how it moves across borders and through time.
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4:30 pm
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Murat Akan discusses his book Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey
Lecture |
In the last five years one million Mexicans-Americans residing in the US have returned to Mexico, including children and youth who were born or raised in the US. This presentation will begin with the screening of the 30-minute film "Una Vida, Dos Países [One Life, Two Countries]: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico." It presents the stories of these transborder youth, highlighting their experiences living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems, and exploring their parents’ decisions to return to their home country after living undocumented in the US. The topics of languaging across and within US and Mexican borders will be discussed, with a focus on the home, community and school settings. The ways schooling in both nations supports and/or suppresses students’ linguistic repertoires will be discussed and implications for educational practices and local and transnational policies will follow. Speaker Tatyana Kleyn is associate professor and director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at the City College of New York.
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Transborder Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico
Discussion |
This program showcases the research being done in our community on the topic of Mental Health and Aging.
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Obesity and Nutrition
Talk |
Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Weill Medical Center.
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Healthy Holiday Eating
Park Walk |
Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. Aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
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6:00 pm
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Park Walks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Central Park Brisk Walk
Opening Reception |
The exhibition will feature a series of approximately sixty unique silver gelatin photographs. Most of the works have been contact printed from large format negatives shot over the past decade. These enigmatic images hover between objects in Putnam’s studio, nature, and the figure, offering an otherworldly vision embedded in the everyday.
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Opening Receptions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Portholes: Photographs by Adam Putnam
Opening Reception |
From the artist: "Paint enables color to define space and create its own presence. This dynamic is the most involved and passionate ongoing theme that I pursue in my studio work. My commitment is to keep the work forward-looking, honest and unencumbered by the burden of contemporary art themes and styles."
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Opening Receptions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Hidden Agenda: Paintings by Nancy Bergman Pantirer
Book Reading |
Maria Cornejo joins Deputy Director Patricia Mears for a presentation of the new book, an intimate look at Cornejo’s design processes and inspirations. Archival images of Tilda Swinton, Cindy Sherman, and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as new pictures by fashion photographer Mark Borthwick, capture the femininity and artful
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Maria Cornejo discusses her book Zero
Book Reading |
Any feminist inquiry must assume that the gravity of political power bears upon the sexed subject, irrespective of other considerations of subject position. Years ago, Dympna Callaghan wrote brilliantly and provocatively about how Elizabeth Carey “deploys and manipulates the concept [of race] as a vital aspect of her construction and interrogation of femininity” in her drama The Tragedy of Mariam.
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Kimberly Anne Coles discusses her book Religion, Reform, and Women’s Writing in Early Modern England
Book Reading |
The author and literary critic talks about about her Russian-language novel.
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Olga Breininger discusses her book There Was No Adderall in the Soviet Union
Book Reading |
Mitzi Perdue is the daughter of one family business titan (her father founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain) and the widow of another, (her late husband was the family business poultry magnate, Frank Perdue), and she is also a businesswoman in her own right. She shares actionable advice on how they created and maintained their family businesses, as well as tips and insights on how to make your family business last across generations.
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Mitzi Perdue discusses her book How to Make Your Family Business Last
Book Signing |
With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.
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Book Signings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Photographer Harry Benson signs copies of his book Persons of Interest
Book Signing |
Centered around Sarah Meyohas’ film Cloud of Petals (2016), the accompanying catalog features two commissioned texts, photographs and stills. This limited-run publication showcases Meyohas’ first large-scale presentation and provides insight into her multi-faceted practice. With contributing essays by scholar Samuel Loncar (PhD candidate, Yale University) and curator and cultural critic Jeppe Ugelvig.
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Book Signings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Artist Sarah Meyohas discusses her book Cloud of Petals
Book Signing |
Catch photographer and filmmaker Spencer Tunick in discussion with curator and critic Carlo McCormick about his newly released book, which documents the artist’s years-long project documenting assemblies of nude bodies.
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Book Signings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Photographer Spencer Tunick discusses his book Reaction Zone
Forum |
Headlines disturbingly continue to reveal more and more high profile cases of sexual abuse and misconduct: Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Harvey Weinstein, the list goes on. Disclosure requires bravery, vulnerability, support, and recognition of inappropriate behavior. Consider survivors of childhood sexual abuse? How is a child expected to possess the vocabulary, cognitive development, and mature strength? In New York, for nearly all child sexual abuse cases, the statute of limitations expires at age 23. However, after 40 is the average age a survivor discloses. The public is invited to learn from a panel discussion of experts in trauma, law enforcement, victim services, and survivors.
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Forums, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Childhood Sexual Assault: How New York is Failing Our Kids
Lecture |
Wherever historians look, in all periods and every culture, we find readers reading independently. They choose their books, they create their own meanings, they interpret texts idiosyncratically and skeptically. In short, they argue with the author. In a wide-ranging excursion across centuries and continents, Jonathan Rose tracks the remarkable history of the ornery reader. Jonathan Rose is William R. Kenan Professor of History at Drew University.
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Lectures, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Wrestling with the Author
Concert |
Russian-American pianist Sasha Papernik and her ensemble explore the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The program includes music influential to Bacharach's style, from the harmonic influences of Darius Milhaud to the bebop rhythms of Dizzy Gillespie and original music informed by Bacharach's legacy. Featuring Sasha Papernik (piano/vocals), Justin Poindexter (guitar/vocals), Kyle Saulnier (upright bass), and Will Clark (percussion).
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Talk |
A master class with Frank Pugliese in conversation with Simone Bracci (Film4Life) and Gabriele Capolino (IFP - Independent Filmmaker Project), followed by a Q&A. Although open to the public, this master class is aimed at film/TV students and members of the film/media industries. Refreshments provided by Farinella Bakery.
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Frank Pugliese, Showrunner for House of Cards
Talk |
African-American singers have contributed much to popular music. Without them, our musical world would not be as rich. This program will present videos of some of the finest singers from the 1920s through the present time. Among them will be Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, and Ray Charles. Presented by Mel Haber.
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Black Singers of Popular Music
Film |
This film documents the founding and influence of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies as told through interviews with some of the most renowned architects of today. Contextualized by the director's own archival footage as well as a rich and abundant portrayal of the period, the Institute’s leaders and most active participants (many of whom who were hardly known then) tell compelling stories about the creation and existence of The Institute as well as personal experiences that were never made public before.  64 min.
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Diana Agrest's The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984 (2013): An Avant-Garde History
Film |
This film is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and it's controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. 86 min. Following the screening, director Laura Poitras will discuss the film with Alex Abdo, Knight First Amendment Institute, and Maureen A. Ryan, Film.
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6:30 pm
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Laura Poitras' Risk (2016): Documentary on Julian Assange
Conference |
Thirty-one scholars from the U.S. and other countries will present new research on abolition, Civil War and Reconstruction, gender and sexuality, archives, memory and identity, photography, the search for freedom, and public history.
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Conferences, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Reckoning with Slavery: New Directions in the History, Memory, Legacy, and Popular Representations of Enslavement
Talk |
Percussion master Bobby Sanabria brings members of his Multiverse Big Band to offer and an educational performance and take on the history, rhythms, and styles of Latin Jazz.
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7:00 pm
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Talks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Latin Jazz with Bobby Sanabria
Poetry Reading |
Don't miss this tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the 20th century's finest poets, featuring readings by Jericho Brown, Cornelius Eady, Rigoberto González, Erica Hunt, Darryl Pinckney, and Evie Shockley.
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, A Centennial Celebration of Poet Gwendolyn Brooks
Book Reading |
Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the celebrated book Here Comes the Sun (Norton/Liveright, July 2016), winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and named best book of 2016 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, among others. Alex Gilvarry is the author of From the Memoirs of an Enemy Combatant (Penguin, December 2012) and the forthcoming Eastman Was Here (Viking, August 2017), and was named a nominee for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35. Eleanor Henderson is the award-winning writer behind Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011) and the forthcoming book Twelve-Mile Straight (Ecco, 2017) with published work in Agni, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, All Things Considered, and many more.  
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Writers Read: Nicole Dennis-Benn / Alex Gilvarry / Eleanor Henderson
Book Reading |
Carl Anthony as he reads from and discusses his memoir, interweaving urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with his personal experiences as an architect, regional planner, environmentalist, and African American.
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Carl C. Anthony reads from his book The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
Discussion |
To coincide with the publication of Debriefing: Collected Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), collection editor Benjamin Taylor (The Hue and Cry at Our House) talks with David Gates (Jernigan), Sigrid Nunez (Sempre Susan) and Honor Moore (The Bishop’s Daughter) about Sontag’s oeuvre of both fiction and nonfiction and her ongoing legacy.  
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Discussions, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Regarding Susan Sontag
Forum |
The Welcome to NYC initiative envisions the creation of a space which represents New York City's values of diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all. In a time where building walls and demonizing immigrants has become a prominent part of the country’s political discourse, this center would be a physical space representing New York City’s historic tradition as a beacon of opportunity for new immigrants and residents of all backgrounds. This kickoff forum event and reception will feature talks by representatives from an architecture firm, city government and a non-profit organization. But it is mostly an open discussion for anyone in the city, whether recently arrived or a long time resident. What would have been a great resource to have when you first arrived in New York? What did you discover years later that you wish you had know when you first moved to the city?
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Forums, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Welcome to NYC Kickoff Event
Lecture |
In this talk, Frédérique Aït-Touati will discuss some of the ways in which the Experimental Program in Political Arts at Sciences Po, founded by Bruno Latour, explores the creative relationship between, and compositional practices of, art (photography, theater, etc.) and theory in the Age of the Anthropocene. Aït-Touati will explore how the program brings together architects, designers, academics, members of the civil service, researchers, administrators, activists, and curators within an experimental framework, to develop new ways of thinking—and of feeling and experiencing—this new age in which man had become a geological force.
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Lectures, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Art and Theory in/for the Anthropocene
Film |
A documentary film that analyzes the melancholy in the music of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arguably the world's best known Argentine composer. The film approaches his personality, tying critical episodes in his personal life with his revolutionary and globally-disseminated work, sometimes credited as "new tango."
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Films, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Pablo Rho and Guillermo Stamponi's Feeling Piazzolla: Argentina's Most Famous Composer
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1891. Wilhelm, Germany. A group of children struggle against the ebb and flow of their sexual awakening. Led by their burgeoning curiosity out of the jaws of a restrictive society, the unfettered choices they make will lead them either to adulthood – or extinction. Written by Frank Wedekind.
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Plays, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, New Visions Directing Festival 2017: Spring’s Awakening
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Tours, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
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The new sounds that Irka Mateo introduces with the album Vamo a Gozá is a fusion of folk melodies and rhythms from the Dominican countryside—itself a fusion of Afro, Indigenous, and European influences. Mateo embraces an array of traditions: dance melodies driven by the accordion, guitar, and percussion. Through poetic lyrics she tells the stories of the Dominican people and those of other cultures, delivering songs of love and life. Mateo and her stellar band, La Tirindanga, will take the stage to showcase the new album. Be set to enjoy an exhilarating performance that fills the room with joy, dance, and musical enchantment.  
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Irka Mateo: Fusion of Folk Melodies and Dominican Rhythms
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Noemi Gasparini, violin
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Student Violin Recital
Master Class |
Barry Snyder teaches at the university.                  
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Barry Snyder, piano
Classical Music |
Programs: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Procession of the Nobles from Mlada TCHAIKOVSKY Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110   With: MSM BRASS ENSEMBLE David Jolley, Conductor
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, White Night: Works of the Russian Masters
Classical Music |
Program: LUDWIG Fanfare for Sam BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14 MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Adam Glaser, conductor
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra performs works by Barber, Mozart, Bernstein
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
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City Walks, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Book Reading |
Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award–winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity.
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Book Readings, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Robert Jay Lifton discusses his book The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival
Classical Music |
Virginia Reed, mezzo-soprano
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Student Voice Recital
Classical Music |
Program: BEETHOVEN: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, op.12 BRAHMS: ''Rain'' Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, op.78 WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo Tarantella, op.16 PAGANINI: La Campanella, op.7 KREISLER: Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, op.6 YSAYE: Sonata for Violin Solo No.4, op.27, (Finale, Presto ma non Troppo) PAGANINI: I Palpiti (arr.Fritz Kreisler), op.13 A Student Recital - Kyung Jun Kim, Violin
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Violin Works by Paganini, Brahms, Beethoven
Jazz |
Justin Lees started playing guitar professionally in the late 70's and studied guitar with several local prominent guitarists in Washington D.C., including Rick Whitehead, Paul Bollenbach (local to DC at the time), Bill Biesecker, Danny Gatton, and guitarists not so local (including Herb Ellis and Emily Remler). Although stylistically diverse, Justin's main focus is on a straight ahead approach to jazz steeped in the fifties tradition of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and rooted in the styles of Charlie Christian and T Bone Walker. The feeling of Swing and the Blues is a constant. While in Washington D.C., he worked as a freelance musician with a variety of people that have included Ron Holloway, Dick Morgan, Keeter Betts, Cindy Cain and others.
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Concerts, November 16, 2017, 11/16/2017, Justin Lees Jazz
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