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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! 56 free events take place on November 13 in New York City.

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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 | 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 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Morning Fitness

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Kundalini Yoga

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


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

Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends! Tuesdays, October 2 through December 18, 2018
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Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Zumba Jumpstart

Author Reading | The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia


Spectacle has not been extensively theorized by geographers, despite their longstanding interest in its role in political, cultural, and urban geography. Focusing on statist spectacle, author Natalie Koch outlines a geographic approach that treats it as a political technology and asks: who uses it, for whom, and when and where? To move beyond the prevailing “then and there” approach to spectacle, Koch argues for a grounded approach to asking “when and where” spectacle unfolds that also accounts for the unspectacular spaces, effects, and experiences that represent spectacle’s Others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Film | Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018): American-Italian thriller with Benicio Del Toro


The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro. Director: Stefano Sollima. Starring Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner.  124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Films, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018): American-Italian thriller with Benicio Del Toro

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Italian organist Gabriele Giacomelli has collaborated with  the Theater of the Florentine Maggio Musicale, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Ravenna Festival, the Amici della Musica of Florence and Perugia, the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Organ Recital

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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Bach at Noon

Lecture | Putting Rohingya Voices Back into the Rohingya Crisis


In the wake of the ethnic cleansing of more than 700,000 Rohingya from Myanmar, various debates have proliferated over what the Rohingya want (their own state? safe return to Burma? relocation?) - and even 'who' they are (an indigenous ethnic group? 'Bengali' interlopers masquerading as Burmese autochthons? a religious minority?). This talk, based on on-going research in refugee camps in Cox Bazaar and with members of the Rohingya diaspora, considers Rohingya social and political identity from a number of locations and sociopolitical contexts, presenting historical, linguistic, and political data to complicate narratives advanced by disparate sides of the debate. In doing so, the talk reintroduces voices of non-elites - Rohingya widows forced to flee Burma; Rohingya youth attempting to 'pass' in Bangladeshi society - that have been excluded from many of these discussions. Speaker Elliott Prasse-Freeman is an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Putting Rohingya Voices Back into the Rohingya Crisis

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Screening | Word War 1 is an epic documetary series compiled by CBS and narrated by Robert Ryan


The show came out in the 1950s and features extensive coverage of all aspects of the Great War using restored B & W footage of astounding quality. Robert Ryan's poignant narrating style adds power and drama to the series which combined with a compellig music score provides an impressive, emotional look at the Great War of 1914-18. This series take pace on Tuesdays November 13, 20, and 27 and include some discussion hosted by the Librarian in charge of the screening who has extensive background in the subject and military history in particular.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Word War 1 is an epic documetary series compiled by CBS and narrated by Robert Ryan

Film | Pretty Poison (1968): Black comedy by Oscar nominated Noel Black


When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue. Starring Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland. 89 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Pretty Poison (1968): Black comedy by Oscar nominated Noel Black

Dance Lesson | Ballet Class for Adults


Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in both ballet and exercise for older adults, will show you how ballet helps us feel fit, not only in class, but everyday as we travel the sidewalks of New York City. Register in-person at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk. Consent/release waiver must be signed in order to attend. Limit 18 persons per class. Doors close at 2pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Ballet Class for Adults

Poetry Reading | Bring Your Own Poem


Bring a poem you love and one you've written to the library for a workshop. Discuss each other's poems and suggest ways to make them more poetic.
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Symposium | Japanese Playwrights Project


This event brings some of the brightest, most innovative, and most engaging emerging playwrights from Japan to New York to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The Japan Playwrights Project plays an important rolein introducing contemporary writing and dramaturgy from Japan to the US.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Japanese Playwrights Project

Lecture | Asian Capitalism in the Global Disarray


Jayati Ghosh, Economics Professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University, will look specifically at East Asian economies, China and India and their capacity to become "alternative growth poles."
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Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Asian Capitalism in the Global Disarray

Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes! Ongoing, Thursdays at 4pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Domino Club

Talk | The Radical Right in Europe


Professor Michael Minkenberg of European University Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany, will present his recent work on the radical right in Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, The Radical Right in Europe

Workshop | One Page Poetry


The One Page Poetry Circle is free and open to all who are interested in poetry. Bring a single page of poetry by a known poet with copies for others if you can.
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Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, One Page Poetry

Workshop | Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more


Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each class students will learn the basics of breath control, articulation, pronunciation and resonance. They will perform simple and easy exercises related to theater and performance skills. Tuesdays, October 2nd, 16th and 30th, November 13th and 27th, December 11th 5.45-7PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:45 pm
Free
Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more

Author Reading | The Truth Shall Set Your Wallet Free: Myths That Hold People Back


Nicholas Stuller's The Truth Shall Set Your Wallet Free is aimed at debunking the myths that prevent people from achieving their wealth goals. And the first myth that needs to be bashed is that financial advisors are only for the very rich. In fact, there are more financial advisors who cater to modest-income Americans than those who cater to the rich. There will be a talk followed by a signing. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, The Truth Shall Set Your Wallet Free: Myths That Hold People Back

Author Reading | Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World


Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy. In this biography, Hasia Diner explores Rosenwald's attitudes toward his own wealth and his distinct ideas about philanthropy, positing an intimate connection between his Jewish consciousness and his involvement with African Americans.
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World

Author Reading | Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace From Within


Author Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, executive producer, writer, author, activist, and public speaker. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace From Within

Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in our country? A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
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Discussions, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

Lecture | Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race in the US


Speaker Angel Adams Parham is Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University-New Orleans. Her work engages the intersection of race, migration, identity, and national belonging. Her book, American Routes, traces the long-term racial and cultural impact of migration from St. Domingue to Louisiana following the Haitian Revolution.
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Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race in the US

Workshop | Meditation at the Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga, meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment.
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Film | Killing Beef (2018): The Shooter and the Shot


After a near-fatal shooting, Styles makes the attempt to find life's meaning, as well as, navigate the process of reconciliation with his shooter. Directed by Samson Styles . Light refreshments will be served.
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Films, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Killing Beef (2018): The Shooter and the Shot

Talk | Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation


Esoteric philosophies and movements—such as Freemasonry, Spiritualism, Theosophy, and New Thought—have wielded a tremendous influence over America’s past and present. From its earliest days, the nation served as a laboratory for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Yet this aspect of our history is often ignored or overlooked. PEN Award-winning historian and popular voice of esoteric ideas. Mitch Horowitz discusses the occult influences behind our nation’s culture, politics, and spirituality. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:15 pm
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Talks, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation

Poetry Reading | Atmospheric Embroidery: From India to Sudan


At the heart of Meena Alexander’s eighth volume of poetry is the poem cycle "Indian Ocean Blues," a sustained meditation on the journey of the poet as a young child from India to Sudan..There are poems inspired by the drawings of children from war torn Darfur and others set in New York City in the present or in India — the suicide of a Dalit student, the gang rape of a young woman in Delhi. There are poems of love and poems of war.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Atmospheric Embroidery: From India to Sudan

Author Reading | Site Planning: International Practice


Gary Hack has studied, taught, and practiced site planning for more than forty years in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. In 1984, and in many subsequent editions, he joined Kevin Lynch as co-author of the classic text book Site Planning. His new solo volume is a summary of a life’s work, and a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated state-of-the-art guide to the subject. It covers planning processes and standards, new technologies, sustainability, and cultural context, addressing the roles of all participants and stakeholders and offering extensive treatment of practices in rapidly urbanizing countries. Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST  to assure admittance to the event. Not a member? Become a Museum member today!
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Site Planning: International Practice

Author Reading | Bing Crosby Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 -- With His Son, Harry Crosby


Biographer Gary Giddins in conversation with Bing’s son Harry Crosby. In the much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed first volume, A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903-1940, Giddins focuses on Crosby’s most memorable period, as his skyrocketing career reshaped American popular music and cinema. A renowned music journalist and cultural critic, Giddins is the author of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among many books.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Bing Crosby Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 -- With His Son, Harry Crosby

Discussion | Wet Images


New York City-based artists Marie Lorenz and Dylan Gauthier will each discuss their ongoing projects on the social relationship to urban ecology and waterways and "wet images," followed by a lively conversation moderated by urban underground explorer Steven Duncan. 
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Lecture | Irregular Order: How Congress really works


Washington insiders join journalists from ProPublica and the Washington Post  to explore the changing faces and shifting inner workings of Congress.  Featuring: • Wyatt Cenac, comedian, actor and writer • Lindsey Cormack, Stevens Institute of Technology Assistant Professor of Political Science • Paul Kane, Washington Post senior congressional correspondent • Derek Willis, ProPublica news applications developer • Stephanie Young, When We All Vote, former Congressional Black Caucus staffer Congress’s approval ratings over the past decade have been at their lowest in polling history. But when people say the legislative branch is “broken” and can’t get anything done, they are often imagining Schoolhouse Rock and a friendly bill on Capitol Hill waiting to become a law. In their forthcoming series, “Irregular Order,” ProPublica and the Washington Postdemonstrate how that legislative model no longer reflects the actual, radically altered mechanics of Congress.
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Irregular Order: How Congress really works

Concert | ITalYa, Island of Divine Dew: Jewish Music from Ancient Times until Today, from the Middle East to the West, through Italy


The Negri-Gutman Duo was formed in 2011 by Refael Negri (violin) and Delilah Gutman (voice and piano). In addition to concerts in Italy and abroad, they have carried out projects such as the CD’s ITalYa and Castiglioni Gutman 1952-2016.
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, ITalYa, Island of Divine Dew: Jewish Music from Ancient Times until Today, from the Middle East to the West, through Italy

Screening | Short Films on the Black Experience in France


Like Dolls, I'll Rise is a film by Nora Philippe that breathes life into rag dolls made by anonymous Afro-American women in the 19th and early 20th centuries for their own children or for the white children they were looking after. In Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux (2016, 20 min.) Josza Anjembe protrays a teenager from Cameroon who is passionate about the history of France, the country where she was born and which she loves deeply. In The Amorous Indies (2017, 6 min.), Clément Cogitore created and filmed a performance of "krumping" to Les Indes Galantes, music that was composed for opera-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1735.
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6:30 pm
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Screenings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Short Films on the Black Experience in France

Film | Meet John Doe (1941): Comedy drama by Frank Capra


A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold. 122 min. 
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Talk | Photographer Talk


A talk by Meredith Jenks, a photographer who has shot for The Cut, Billboard, Verizon, Target, American Express, Lufthansa, J. Crew, Saks and Opening Ceremony.
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Author Reading | Sketchtasy: Perils of Being Gay


Lambda Literary Award winner Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads from and discusses her new novel. Set in Boston, Sketchtasy is an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-1990s, about Alexa, a resilient young queen who faces everday brutality with determined nonchalance.
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Author Reading | Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon


Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter’s personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times.
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Author Reading | We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival


Author Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. In eight wide-ranging and penetrating essays, he explores such topics as the twisted legacy of jokes and falsehoods in black life; the importance of black fathers and community; the significance of black writers and stories; and the beauty and pain of the black body.
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

Author Reading | Berlin: A Sweeping Graphic Novel


Celebrated cartoonist Jason Lutes speaks about completing his two-decade-long project, a sweeping graphic novel masterpiece that charts Berlin through the rise of Nazism.
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Berlin: A Sweeping Graphic Novel

Author Reading | My Final Territory: Philosophical and Political Essays


Yuri Andrukhovych will be reading from his latest English-language publication, a collection of philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays. My Final Territory showcases Andrukhovych’s unique voice and provides insight into the Ukrainian experience of nationality and identity. One of the book’s translators, Mark Andryczyk, will also participate in the event.
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, My Final Territory: Philosophical and Political Essays

Author Reading | The New Order: Stories About Changing American Culture


Karen Bender, National Book Award finalist for Refund, returns with a new collection of stories that boldly examines the changes in American culture over the last two years through the increasing presence of violence, bigotry, sexual harassment, and the emotional costs of living under constant threat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, The New Order: Stories About Changing American Culture

Lecture | Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp


Józef Czapski (1896-1993) lived many lives during his ninety-six years: student in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution, painter in Paris in the roaring twenties, Polish reserve officer fighting the invading Nazis at the onset of World War II. When taken prisoner of war in a Soviet camp, and with nothing but memory to go on, he brought Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time to life for an audience of prison inmates. In a series of lectures, Czapski described the arc and import of Proust’s masterpiece, sketched major and minor characters in striking detail, and movingly evoked the work’s originality, depth, and beauty. Eric Karpeles has translated this remarkable feat of the critical imagination into English in addition to authoring the first biography of this towering figure. Anka Muhlstein joins Karpeles in a conversation about this singular project and astoundingly complex figure. With transator Erik Karpeles
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Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp

Lecture | Urban Futures


Lecturer Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the Graduate Center/CUNY and the College of Staten Island. He is the author of two recent books on topics relating to the environmental humanities, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017), and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R, 2016), as well as six previous books on global social justice movements and anti-imperialism. He is the founder of the Climate Action Lab at CUNY and a long-time member of the Social Text Collective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Urban Futures

Staged Reading | Double Take Reading


The reading series that makes you think twice. The series ask award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences. Since 2012 literary luminaries such as J.C. Hallman and James Marcus; Rick Moody and Tim Davis; and Elizabeth Willis and Charles Bernstein have teamed up in the creation of original works for the Double Take series. As a result, apexart audiences experience a one-of-a-kind evening of stories and reflections. Featuring: Louis Bury, Christian Hawkey, Sawako Nakayasu, Susan Wheeler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Double Take Reading

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Film | Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968): Counterculture Landmark


In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they are making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over; a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew; locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative 1960s counterculture landmark, set in close proximity to writer Uwe Johnson's Upper West Side turf, remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies. 75 minutes Directed by William Greaves
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968): Counterculture Landmark

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy


The Fall production of the Undergraduate Theatre students. Directed by Barbara Bosch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy

Classical Music | Chamber music


Winter Chamber Musical Festival Concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Chamber music

Comedy Club | Broadwalk Comedy Show


A weekly stand-up comedy show in the East Village that showcases some of the best comics the city has to offer.  This week’s lineup features: Caitlin Peluffo (Colbert) Ashton Womack (Just For Laughs) Sam Evans (Just For Laughs) Shalewa Sharpe (Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac) + very special guests  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, Broadwalk Comedy Show
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Musical | Romantic musical

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Concert | Tribute to one of the most beloved American composers and lyricists

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Classical Music | Chamber works by Schumann and more

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Performance | Emmy winning comedian

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Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann and more

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