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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 8, 2018?

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! 65 free events take place on November 8 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 8 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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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Sharyn Hahn starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Morning Fitness

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Interview with Confidence


Interactive sessions for career coaching, skill-building, peer feedback, networking and to help you stay focused on your goals. In this five-week series, we’ll explore all stages of the job search and learn proven techniques to accelerate your work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Interview with Confidence

Workshop | Career Finders Bootcamp: Networking


An interactive session for career coaching, skill-building, peer feedback, networking and to help you stay focused on your goals. In this series, you will explore all stages of the job search and learn proven techniques to accelerate your work.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Career Finders Bootcamp: Networking

Film | The Secret Partner (1961): A British thriller


A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars: Stewart Granger, Bernard Lee, Haya Harareet. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, The Secret Partner (1961): A British thriller

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes

Lecture | Vulnerability to Exploitation and Human Trafficking: The Case of Serbia


A talk with Marijana Savic, Director of Atina, the Citizens' Association for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings and All Forms of Gender-Based Violence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Vulnerability to Exploitation and Human Trafficking: The Case of Serbia

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Bach at Noon

Reading | Literature Out Loud: What's New in American Poetry


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This session we'll be reading and discussing some of our library's vast offerings of brand new American poetry. Come for a discussion of poets published within the last year, who tackle themes of identity, American culture, and what it means to be a poet in today's artistic and political climate. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Literature Out Loud: What's New in American Poetry

Reading | Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group


The Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 1pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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Tours, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lecture | Childlessness and Older Adults’ Well-Being: Comparative Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia


Prolonged life expectancy, fewer numbers of children and increasing migration pose significant challenges to the existing old-age support system in Asian countries, where adult children are expected to play a predominant role. Dr. Jung-Hwa Ha from Seoul National University will present her work on the extent to which childlessness and geographic distance to children contribute to older adults’ well-being in selected East and Southeast Asian countries (South Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar).
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Childlessness and Older Adults’ Well-Being: Comparative Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia

Concert | Circuits & Currents: Columbia Computer Music Center Showcase


An interactive sound salon of boundary-breaking electronic work. Works span from Charles Dodges’s 1969 computer generated masterwork "Earth’s Magnetic Field" to the most boundary-blurring contemporary works by Columbia’s current students.
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Concerts, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Circuits & Currents: Columbia Computer Music Center Showcase

Master Class | Piano Master Class


Pianist Irina Morozova made her New York debut with a solo recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1996 after winning the Artists International Auditions. Critics raved, “Morozova possesses astonishing beauty of sound and power of ideas… she is the sort of pianist who can turn a simple phrase into magic.” She has given numerous solo recitals throughout the U.S., Germany, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Chile, China, and Australia. She has made solo appearances with the South Carolina Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, and the New American Chamber Orchestra, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | The Narrow Margin (1952): Oscar-Nominated film noir


A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. Director: Richard Fleischer. Starring Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White. 71 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, The Narrow Margin (1952): Oscar-Nominated film noir

Film | Leave No Trace (2018): Drama based on a novel


A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Director: Debra Granik. Starring Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard. 109 min.
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Leave No Trace (2018): Drama based on a novel

Film | Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018)


A poor teen competes in a contest to win control of a virtual-reality world called the OASIS. After unlocking the first key to the prize, he is targeted by an evil corporation and must enlist his friends' help to fight back. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn. 140 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018)

Symposium | Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World


Speakers include: • Weston Anderson: “Climate-forced crop production variability and synchronous crop failures” • Allison Bridges: “Environmental governance in China: Identifying pathways for cooperative sustainability planning” • Pilar Fernández: “Assessing the human dimension of human-tick contact risk using a smartphone application” • Megan Maurer: “Trees on the street: The social value of a green infrastructure in NYC” • Andy Stock: “Intercomparison of cloud-filling algorithms for marine satellite data”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World

Lecture | Smart Tax Planning Moves to Make Before Year End


Tax Reform, passed at the end of 2017 and effective for the 2018 tax year, made more changes in the tax laws than has occurred in the past decades. Both individuals and businesses of all sizes are impacted. Dan Olson goes beyond some of the wild headlines and helps you to understand the changes, determine how they affect you, and how you need to plan for the changes. What you do not know could hurt you!
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Smart Tax Planning Moves to Make Before Year End

Workshop | Games and Hobbies Meetup


Bring your own game. Bring your knitting. Meet new people.
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Workshops, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Games and Hobbies Meetup

Film | Behind Locked Doors (1948): A film noir drama


A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private investigator and asks him to pretend to be insane, so that he can get inside the sanitarium and look for the judge. The investigator is admitted to the asylum, and encounters many dangers while trying to prove that the judge is there. Director: Budd Boetticher. Starring Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley. 62 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Behind Locked Doors (1948): A film noir drama

Lecture | Hubert Humphrey, the Anti-War Left, and Social Democracy in Cold War America


Speaker Michael Brenes is with Yale University. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Hubert Humphrey, the Anti-War Left, and Social Democracy in Cold War America

Film | Ocean`s 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist


Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Director: Gary Ross. 110 min.
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Ocean`s 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist

Lecture | Hurricanes and Other Stories: Inequality in Puerto Rico, Past and Present


Lyn Di Iorio examines psychic, social, and cultural aspects of Puerto Rico’s past and present through the lens of fiction and offer a brief comment on Puerto Rico's legal history as a U.S. territory.
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Hurricanes and Other Stories: Inequality in Puerto Rico, Past and Present

Opening Reception | Lisa Yuskavage: New Paintings


A group of new large-scale canvases relating to the artist’s recent "Couples" paintings will be featured uptown. These charged depictions of often interlocking, interdependent male and female figures developed out of the artist's series of "symbiotic" portraits from the early 2000s that paired two female figures to evoke a sense of a dual manifestation of a single personality.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Lisa Yuskavage: New Paintings

Reading | Field Magazine Launch Party


Ashleigh Deosaran on Marlon Griffith Jen Schwarting interviews Courtney Puckett Kristen Racaniello on Auto(Arto)phasia Artist Project by Louis Cameron Personal History by Tom Brauer Comics by Aharon Levy Milkmade curated by Mikela Wesson
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Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Field Magazine Launch Party

Opening Reception | Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz


This retrospective will present the artist’s work in cut paper, ranging from traditional ketubot (elaborately decorated marriage contracts), pieces inspired by Biblical texts and prayer, to more recent work that considers the traditional as a starting point to explores themes and concepts in exciting and very contemporary ways.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz

Opening Reception | Dense Lightness: Artwork Based on Gilgamesh


A solo exhibition of works by Ivan Forde, bringing together multimedia works from the artist’s interdisciplinary experimentations with cyanotype. Drawn from Forde’s long-term work and research around the ancient Mesopotamian epic poem Gilgamesh/He Who Saw The Deep, this installation invites visitors to experience the artist’s studio practice.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Dense Lightness: Artwork Based on Gilgamesh

Opening Reception | De Kooning X De Kooning


The first exhibition in many years of paintings and works on paper by Elaine and Willem de Kooning will be on view. De Kooning X De Kooning traces the artists' early experimentation with abstraction and figuration with paintings and photographs from the Rudy Burckhardt family collection, and includes later works from other private collections to illustrate how their styles evolved.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, De Kooning X De Kooning

Opening Reception | Calder/Kelly: 2 Major Artists


The first major exhibition to explore the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists Alexander Calder (1989-1976) and Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2016). The exhibition comprises approximately three dozen paintings and sculptures made over the course of five decades, including Calder’s 1954 mobile "Red Maze III" and 1940 sculpture "Black Beast," and Kelly’s paintings "Red White" (1962) and "Three Gray Panels" (1987).
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Calder/Kelly: 2 Major Artists

Opening Reception | Autumnal Group Show


A month-long exhibition featuring work by gallery artists Michelle Doll, Michael Boroniec, James Gortner, Mary Henderson, Jae Yong Kim, Dylan Martinez, Joshua Meyer, Jeff Muhs, James Austin Murray, Edie Nadelhaft, Fahamu Pecou, James Rieck, Cayce Zavaglia, Mark Zimmermann and introducing the work of Chelsea Gibson, Louise LeBourgeois and Paul Vogeler.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Autumnal Group Show

Opening Reception | ...Read All About: Large Works on Paper


Gareth Nyandoro is noted for his large works on paper, which often spill out of their two-dimensional format and into installations that include paper scraps and objects found in the markets of Harare, where he lives and works. The artist’s chief source of inspiration is the daily landscape of the city and its residents, both within the local milieu and the larger cultural panorama of Zimbabwe. Works on view are emblematic of these themes as well as the artist’s signature technique, which he has named 'Kucheka cheka', after the infinitive and present tense declinations of the Shona verb cheka, which means 'to cut'.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, ...Read All About: Large Works on Paper

Opening Reception | My Silences Had Not Protected Me: Sexuality and Power


This exhibition unites a collection of artists who together represent the multidimensional intricacies of sexuality and its inherent relationship to power. My Silences Had Not Protected Me challenges the viewer to confront the ways in which societal narratives of sexuality are formed and communicated. Central to this exhibition is the idea of power: how sexuality can be both an object of abuse by the powerful and a source of power for those who wield it.
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, My Silences Had Not Protected Me: Sexuality and Power

Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States


This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: Amendments to the Constitution.
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Lessons, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States

Lesson | Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C


In this course, you will spend time thinking about the meaning of tyranny in the 21st century. To do this, the group will read theoretical accounts of tyranny given by different writers, scholars, and philosophers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. This workshop will seek to understand what leads a society to embrace a tyrannical leader and how citizens of a society ensconced in tyranny can resist the totalitarian actions of such a leader.   About the Professor: Erik Zimmerman is a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research where he teaches courses in gender and sexuality studies and philosophy. In addition, Erik is an editor at Routledge Press, where he publishes books on the sociology and gender studies lists, and he is a regular contributor to publications such as Into and OUT Magazine. This course will take place on Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Author Reading | Soldiers of the Nation: Military Servicecand Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952


Harry Franqui-Rivera argues that the emergence of strong and complicated Puerto Rican national identities is deeply rooted in the long history of colonial military organizations on the island. Franqui-Rivera examines the patterns of inclusion-exclusion within the military and the various forms of citizenship that are subsequently transformed into socioeconomic and political enfranchisement.
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Author Reading | Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion


Virtually everyone—left, right, and center—believes that capitalist economies are autonomous, coherent, and regulated by their own internal laws. This view is an illusion, according to author Fred Block. The reality is that economies organized around the pursuit of private profit are contradictory, incoherent, and heavily shaped by politics and governmental action. But the illusion remains hugely consequential because it has been embraced by political and economic elites who are convinced that they are powerless to change this system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion

Lecture | Urbanism and the History of Architectural Restlessness


The world’s first cities started only 6,000 years ago, and in that short amount of time have become the dominant form of human settlement. Among the many alterations of daily life, evident in even the first cities, was the creation of a purposeful built environment resulting in distinct patterns of residence, commerce, ritual engagement, transportation, and entertainment. Yet one of the most interesting things about urban architecture is its high rate of turnover compared to the conservatism of rural settlements. Through archaeological examples from both the Classical world and ancient India, this lecture will explore the implications of the ways in which urban residents are constantly renewing, upgrading, and redefining their place in the city through architectural change, and the way in which architectural restlessness carries forward into the present day of our own urban experiences.  Speaker Monica L. Smith is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Urbanism and the History of Architectural Restlessness

Talk | We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Experiences


How do we start conversations about immigration experiences? What can we learn about each other by listening? This is an event with the Brooklyn Listening Project, a Brooklyn College oral history project in which students in a variety of classes are sent out to interview family, friends, neighbors and strangers. Jessica Siegel, project director, will lead a conversation with project participants about the project’s new exhibit We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices, which draws upon oral histories with immigrants and children of immigrants and underscores the importance of sharing immigration stories with each other and the larger world.  
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Discussion | The Future of News Is Audio


From "Today Explained" to "The Gist" to "The News" to "Still Processing," distributing the news has become much more innovative and bite-sized. Hear from journalists at BuzzFeed News, Slate, Vox Media, and WNYC talk about the process of news gathering for different platforms and how they engage with their audience.
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Discussion | A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today


This panel will bring together healthcare professionals with artists and researchers using technology meant for healing and pain management in their creative practice. Healthcare is becoming increasingly technological in both its implementation and delivery as we are becoming more connected daily. New advancements in technology are aiding in the healing process and allowing us to understand how healthcare works both as a science and as social experience. This panel attempts to answer the question of how art and design can and are helping in the healing process.
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Discussions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today

Jazz | Blues, jazz and R&B classics


Live Jazz, Blues, and R&B with the great Cecil Morgan. Cecil Morgan is a real-deal blues singer who brings soulful conviction to a unique repertoire of blues, jazz and R&B classics.
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Blues, jazz and R&B classics

Film | Mamma Roma (1962): Middle-Aged Prostitute and Her Son


After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age hooker Mamma Roma saves money to buy an upper-class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore, who was raised alone in the country, to live with her, and Ettore becomes her pride and joy. However, the boy does not want to study or work and Mamma Roma uses her best but limited efforts to make him an honest man. However, her past haunts her with tragic consequences.   Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo 110 min. In Italian with English subtitles
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Mamma Roma (1962): Middle-Aged Prostitute and Her Son

Film | Black Girl (1966): French Documentary


A young Senegalese woman moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally. The film offers a layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. Directed by Ousmane Sembène. 65 min. In French with English subtitles.
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Black Girl (1966): French Documentary

Film | The Price of Everything (2018): Art in a Money-Driven Society


The film features a range of collectors, dealers, and artists, exploring the role of art in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society: Mary Boone, Gavin Brown, Connie Butler, Amy Cappellazzo, Jeffrey Deitch, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, Holly Peterson, Larry Poons, Simone de Pury, Gerhard Richter, Barbara Rose, Jerry Saltz, and many others. Director: Nathaniel Kahn Screening followed a conversation with the director.
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, The Price of Everything (2018): Art in a Money-Driven Society

Performance | The Magnificent Peony Dreams: Performance and Artist Talk


Explore the works and vision of Yin Mei, Chinese-American choreographer, performer, director, and professor of Dance at Queens College, in conversation with visiting scholars and professors from China as part of the exchange partnership between Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Theatre Department.
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Book Discussion | Ways of Re-Thinking Literature


Join Shelley Jackson, Vanessa Place, Tom Bishop, Rita Ackermann, Emily Apter, Boris Groys, and Laurent Dubreuil, for a conversation on Ways of Re-thinking Literature, a collection of essays by leading literary thinkers and practitioners that provides a multiplicity of views into what literature is today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Ways of Re-Thinking Literature

Opening Reception | New Artworks on Spirits and Mortality


The work of New Orleans-born, Brooklyn-based artist Mason Saltarrelli navigates connections between spirits and mortality by utilizing various found and invented narrative symbols. Saltarrelli paints and draws expressively -- his intuition producing open-ended, intersecting motifs that invite exploration from the viewer. Saltarrelli’s works on canvas, paper and wood transform inanimate, human and animal beings into playful subjects in an ever-evolving examination of shape and color.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, New Artworks on Spirits and Mortality

Author Reading | University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education


Investigative journalist Joshua Hunt discusses the complicated financial history between one of America’s most-recognized schools, The University of Oregon, and Nike. In the last twenty years, Nike founder Phil Knight has donated over half a billion dollars to Oregon’s sports department, ensuring an immense cash flow for Nike and an increasing say in the school’s future.
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Author Reading | Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Jozef Czapski


A celebration and discussion on Józef Czpaski, painter, writer, and eyewitness to the turbulent history of the twentieth century. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, Józef Czapski was taken prisoner by the Soviets and survived the Katyn Massacre. His experience of POW camp, the Polish army, and treks throughout eastern Europe became the basis for his most famous book, Inhuman Land, which has been translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Czapski spent the rest of his life in Paris, where he painted, wrote, and was a conduit for a network of political refugees, artists, and thinkers, both Polish and not. Eric Karpeles, in Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Jozef Czapski, brings this remarkable figure to the page, and joins Lloyd-Jones and Irena Grudzińska-Gross to talk about the life, times, and work of Józef Czapski.
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Author Reading | The Colors of All the Cattle: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Mystery


In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay.
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Author Reading | 2 Writers Read


Editor, translator and poet Joshua Beckman’s latest publication is a double-volume of his 2013-14 lectures, Three Talks and The Lives of the Poems. Terrance Hayes is the author, most recently, A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight.
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Author Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, 2 Writers Read

Author Reading | Crossing Korea: 3 Writers from the Diaspora


A reading with three Korean diasporic writers whose work spans memoir, poetry, and fiction to look at the legacy of the Korean War and the life of Korean adoptees in the United States. Eugenia Kim will read The Kinship of Secrets, a riveting story two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. Alice Stephens will read from her darkly comic novel Famous Adopted People, which uses keen wit to examine the profound implications of not knowing where you come from. They’ll be joined by Julayne Lee, who will read from Not My White Savior, a memoir in poems exploring what it is to be a transracial and inter-country adoptee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Crossing Korea: 3 Writers from the Diaspora

Concert | The International Contemporary Ensemble performs electronic works


ICE performs a concert featuring the works of Seth Cluett, including the New York Premiere of a state of mutual tension for wind quartet and 3D-printed instrument modifications. The concert explores exhilarating sound experimentation, tracing a music lineage from the earlier computer works of Charles Dodge, through the pathbreaking installations of Alvin Lucier, on to a new generation of music innovators, led by Cluett.
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Staged Reading | Two Can Play: Scheming for a Better Life


In Trevor Rhone's play, Gloria and Jim, a lower middle class couple in Jamaica, try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States. They survive because they learn to communicate and rediscover each other. Performed by Michael Rogers and Joyce Silvester.
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Film | Summer in the City (1969): New York in the 1960s


German writer Uwe Johnson (1934-1984) lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for several years in the 1960s. In 1968, German public television agreed to coproduce a film in which Johnson would, on-camera, introduce and question the various characters with whom he exchanges news and opinions on his wanderings around the Upper West Side. As an introvert he was not interested in appearing in the film, but was willing to make a list of places and situations that he felt should be featured. Directed by Christian Blackwood. 89 min. In German with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Summer in the City (1969): New York in the 1960s

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated


This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
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Master Class | Corey Hamm, piano


Pianist Corey Hamm is establishing a unique musical profile performing widely in North America and in Asia as both soloist and chamber musician. Dr. Hamm is Associate Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.    
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Performance | Voices of A People’s History of the United States: Book into Performance


This event commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book A People’s History of the United States with music and spoken-word performances that bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements for social justice, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day. Actors and spoken-word performers—including actors Brian Jones, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Okieriete Onaodowan, Eisa Davis, Wallace Shawn, Staceyann Chin, Leta Renée-Alan, and musician Zeshan B—delve into original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.   
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Play | As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy


The Fall production of the Undergraduate Theatre students. Directed by Barbara Bosch.
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Classical Music | Meet Plácido Domingo and The Next Generation of Classical Music Talents and Their Master


Experience the next big hit in the history of television featuring the next generation of classical music superstars. Virtuosos, Plácido Domingo's favorite talent show, developed in Hungary, brings you the children and young adults who are going to fill the most famous concert halls of the world in the next decades. A limited number of New Yorkers have the chance to see these young virtuosos live with their master and patron, Maestro Domingo being present, before the show goes on TV in the United States and the United Kingdom. The artists of the performance include: -  Soma Balázs-Piri, 14-year-old pianist and category winner (youngest talents) of the show’s 2018 edition. -  Amira Abouzahra (13) who was category winner in 2017 with her fascinating violin recital, is taking the stage with her younger sister Mariam (10) violinist, finalist of Virtuosos 2018. -  Teo Gertler, a 10-year-old phenomenal violin player, a finalist of the show this year and the winner of several international violin competitions. -  Dániel Ali Lugosi (19), the absolute winner of the first run of the show in 2014. The young clarinet player since then has participated and won several international competitions. His most significant success was the OSAKA International Music Competition which he won in 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Meet Plácido Domingo and The Next Generation of Classical Music Talents and Their Master
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