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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 28, 2018?

55 free events take place on November 28 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out November 28 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of November . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on November 28, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Dance on Film: Jerome Robbins -- five-time Tony Award-winner
free events nyc Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach and Schumann for piano
free events nyc Documentary by Oscar winning director: Anita (2013)
free events nyc Short films dedicated to René Magritte’s art
free events nyc 86th Annual Tree Lighting
free events nyc Voice of My City Exhibition Tour
free events nyc Race, Justice, and Health, with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks
free events nyc Rainbow Popcorn (2013): Taiwanese Documentary
free events nyc New Literature from Europe: Globalization, Migration & Modern Challenges
free events nyc The Cow (1969): Iranian Drama
free events nyc Bill Nye signs copies of his book Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World
free events nyc Falling (2017): Ukrainian Drama
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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 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Master Class | Master class with a pianist


Austro-Russian pianist and composer Sergei Dreznin will give an open master class for interested students. Mr. Dreznin graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a composer and the Russian Academy of Music as a pianist where he studied with Professor Boris Berlin (1906-1995), one of Moscow's most revered if controversial music figures.  Mr. Dreznin's master classes electrify participants, celebrating the joy of music and often coming close to a theatrical performance. His demonstration on the piano and his colorful verbal comments stimulate the students' imagination to then unleash hidden inner forces of which they were previously unaware. It enables a student to capture the dramatic essence of a musical piece using a multiplicity of technical tools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Master class with a pianist

Workshop | Chinese tile-based game MahJong


Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
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Tour | Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries


This is one of the last remaining churches that has maintained the structural integrity of its “slave galleries,” the upper level of the sanctuary where enslaved people and free people of color were forced to worship segregated from the white congregation. On the 190th anniversary of the church,this is an intimate guided tour of the galleries with Penny King and Sandra Walker, co-chairs of the St. Augustine's Project.
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Tours, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Tour Leader: Dance Education Coordinator Kathleen Leary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Talks, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

Film | Red Dust (1932): Romantic drama with Clark Gable


The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees. Director: Victor Fleming. Starring Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond. 83 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Red Dust (1932): Romantic drama with Clark Gable

Tour | City Hall tour


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
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Tours, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, City Hall tour

Lecture | Mobility and Change in the Novels of Chinghiz Aitmatov


Cholpon Turdalieva of the American University of Central Asia will analyze the concept of mobility and movement in the works of Chingiz Aitmatov with regard to spatial geography and development of transport in the Soviet era. As Aitmatov argues about the global problems of humanity, namely evil, lawlessness, and betrayal, he also gives his ‘recipes’ for solving those problems—through building peace and developing love and responsibility. Chingiz Aitmatov (1928 – 2008) was a Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz. He is one of the best known figures in Kyrgyzstan's literature.
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Lectures, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Mobility and Change in the Novels of Chinghiz Aitmatov

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.
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Concerts, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Workshops, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Screening | Dance on Film: Jerome Robbins -- five-time Tony Award-winner


Julia Foulkes, scholar and curator of the library’s exhibit Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York, will screen videos of Jerome Robbins works. Jerome Robbins (1918 – 1998) was a five-time Tony Award-winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story. As a choreographer, he worked in classical ballet, on Broadway, and in films and television. Among his numerous stage productions he worked on were On the Town, Peter Pan, High Button Shoes, The King and I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story, Gypsy, and Fiddler on the Roof. Robbins
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Screenings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Dance on Film: Jerome Robbins --  five-time Tony Award-winner

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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Classical Music | Juilliard artists perform


Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these hour-long lunchtime concerts.
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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.
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Workshops, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach and Schumann for piano


Heather Hsun Chang, piano. Program Tzyen Hsiao Memories of Home  J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Book II  Chopin (1810 - 1849) Ballade No.4  Schumann (1810-1856) Symphonic Etudes 
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Concerts, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach and Schumann for piano

Tour | Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries


This is one of the last remaining churches that has maintained the structural integrity of its “slave galleries,” the upper level of the sanctuary where enslaved people and free people of color were forced to worship segregated from the white congregation. On the 190th anniversary of the church,this is an intimate guided tour of the galleries with Penny King and Sandra Walker, co-chairs of the St. Augustine's Project.
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Tours, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Learn to play chess

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Film | Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969): a mockumentary comedy


An inept bank robber becomes the subject of a documentary. Starring Woody Allen. 85 min.
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969): a mockumentary comedy

Discussion | Breaking Good: How to End the War on Drugs


Four international experts engage in a discussion on how the narrative of drugs as something “criminal” has resulted in poor drug policies and negative spillover into the realm of human rights, criminal justice systems, public health, development, and security. And what these experts and their organizations are doing to stop that. Speakers: -- Ecuador’s Rodrigo Vélez, Executive Secretary of the National Council for the Control of Narcotic and Psychotropics Substances (CONSEP), who works on the challenges of trafficking among vulnerable communities -- including women-- and amnesty for ex-traffickers in Ecuador. -- Ghana’s Maria Goretti-Ane Loglo, African consultant for International Drug Policy Consortium and private legal practitioner, an expert on national, regional and international drug control and an advocate for a human rights and health approach to drug policy. -- The United Kingdom’s Niamh Eastwood, Executive director of Release, the UK’s sole organization dedicated to providing free legal and drugs advice — famous clients included John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles — and developing programs to support youths and marginalized groups in the UK since 1967. -- Drug Policy Alliance's Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director, has committed herself to social justice and drug policy since her formative years in Peru. Drug Policy Alliance, a U.S. based non-profit organization has played a pivotal role in the legalization and regulation of cannabis throughout the country since the organization was established in 2000. -- Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Global Drug Policy Program at the Open Society Foundations will lead the conversation.
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Discussions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Breaking Good: How to End the War on Drugs

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky


No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
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Workshop | Adult Coloring


Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults. Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.
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Film | Documentary by Oscar winning director: Anita (2013)


A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world. Director: Freida Lee Mock. 95 min.
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Documentary by Oscar winning director:  Anita (2013)

Author Reading | A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic


What difference did the enactment of the Indian Constitution make on everyday lives of its citizens? It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India’s greater population. Drawing upon the previously unexplored records of the Supreme Court of India, Rohit De's A People’s Constitution upends this narrative and shows how the Constitution actually transformed the daily lives of citizens in profound and lasting ways.
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Author Readings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic

Author Reading | The Global Pigeon: the city’s most global bird


The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisance--if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are also kept for pleasure, sport, and profit by people all over the world, from the "pigeon wars" waged by breeding enthusiasts in the skies over Brooklyn to the Million Dollar Pigeon Race held every year in South Africa. Professor and author Colin Jerolmack discusses the local aspects of the city’s most global bird.
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Author Readings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, The Global Pigeon:  the city’s most global bird

Lecture | The Importance of a Healthy Heart


Seminar on heart health and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Blood Words/A Warrior’s Walk: An Epic Novel


Blood Words/A Warrior’s Walk is an epic work of fiction. It is about a woman of the elements; she encompasses everything in us and represents our most basic selves. She is complex and simple and is ready to live, love and learn at every moment. She is the lives and cries of two separate beings in one- one bound in social structures and set molds, and the other following her inner guide and her intuitive eye.
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Opening Reception | Chinghiz Aitmatov at 90: Photography by Askarbek Abdygulov


Askarbek Abdygulov presents unique moments from the life and work of renowned Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov starting in 1971 and continuing almost to the end of Aimatov’s life. The Eurasia Festival Ensemble will present music by several composers inspired by Aitmatov’s works.
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Opening Receptions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Chinghiz Aitmatov at 90: Photography by Askarbek Abdygulov

Film | Rainbow Popcorn (2013): Taiwanese Documentary


In December 2004, the owner of the Fast Fame factory secretly moved his business to China, leaving over 150 migrant Philippina workers stranded in Taiwan without work, money, or food. With the help of the Taiwan International Workers’ Association, these women organized and fought for the wages and severance payment they were owed, and to reform Taiwanese labor law so that migrant workers in similar situations now have the right to find new employers and stay in Taiwan. Directed by Susan Chen 60 min.
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Rainbow Popcorn (2013): Taiwanese Documentary

Author Reading | River: An Ode to All Things Human


Esther Kinsky will discuss her latest novel. A woman moves to a London suburb near the River Lea, without knowing quite why or for how long. Over a series of long, solitary walks she reminisces about the rivers she has encountered during her life, from the Rhine, her childhood river, to the Saint Lawrence, and a stream in Tel Aviv. Filled with poignancy and poetic observation, River is an ode to nature, edgelands, and the transience of all things human.
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Opening Reception | Should We Keep the Head: Small Ink Drawings


An exhibition by Amir Nave (b. 1974), an Israeli artist. Nave’s solo show includes smaller drawings of ink and pen on paper and large paintings made of oil and graphite on canvas. In all of these works, Nave attempts to create moments of eternity within immortal objects. 
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Opening Receptions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Should We Keep the Head: Small Ink Drawings

Conference | Authors sharing their writing secrets


Three authors who write historical suspense in three different centuries will talk about their storytelling craft and research techniques. Susan Elia Macneal's series is set in 20th century England, Laura Joh Rowland writes a mystery series set in late Victorian England, and Nancy Bilyeau's new novel is set in the Enlightenment period of England and France. Susan Elia MacNeal is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries. MacNeal won the Barry Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Left Coast Crime, Dilys, and ITW Thriller awards.  Laura Joh Rowland is the author of A Mortal Likeness, the second book in her mystery series set in Victorian England, starring photographer Sarah Bain. Her work has been published in 21 countries, won RT Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award, and made The Wall Street Journal’s list of the five best historical mystery novels.  Nancy Bilyeau is the author of The Blue, an 18th century thriller set in England and France that will be published on December 3, 2018, and the Joanna Stafford thriller series set in Tudor England. 
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Conferences, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Authors sharing their writing secrets

Conference | Career Planning: The path to success


What does it mean for you to be successful? How do you get there? With all the complexities of modern life, our changing economy and culture in the digital age, the markers of success can seem like they are constantly shifting, confusing or just plain elusive.  No matter how you define success for yourself, these tools, tips, and insights can help further your personal and professional fulfillment and finding your place in the world.  Join career and life coach Kristina Leonardi as she shares nine characteristics to develop in order create a satisfying and peaceful life, regardless of who you are, what you do or what stage of life you're in.
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Book Club | Dave Eggers' The Monk of Mokha


This is an incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who works as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers is also the founder of McSweeney's, a literary journal, a co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia and the human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness, and the founder of ScholarMatch, a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Conference | New Literature from Europe: Globalization, Migration & Modern Challenges


The New Literature from Europe Festival – New York City’s top European literary event – returns to the city for three days of conversations, panel discussions and readings. The festival brings together leading and emerging voices from 14 different countries with some of today’s foremost authors, editors and translators to celebrate cultural diversity and heritage while addressing the current challenges of globalization and migration. Come hear important new voices in translation, discover new ones not yet known on this shore and engage in a vital cross-cultural exchange for better understanding and kinship among cultures.
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Conferences, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, New Literature from Europe: Globalization, Migration & Modern Challenges

Talk | Race, Justice, and Health, with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks


A MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, Parks was the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, which was awarded for her Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog. She has just been named winner of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, awarded to "established playwrights whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theatre." Parks will speak about her plays as they relate to the topics of race and justice. She will address issues critical to the fields of medical humanities and the ethics of health care—racial justice, bias in health care, and cultural and political polarization. Her presentation will be followed by a dramatization by two actors of scenes from her recent work. Afterwards, engage with Parks in an audience talk-back to explore questions of inequity in health and society.
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Talks, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Race, Justice, and Health, with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks

Discussion | Slow Burn: Slate's New Podcast


Professor Keith Gessen will be in conversation with Allison Benedikt, executive editor of Slate, and Leon Neyfakh, creator of the hit podcast Slow Burn. They will talk about Slate's editorial direction, the advent of Slate Plus, the genesis of Slow Burn, and more generally how podcasts fit into the work that a digital magazine does in 2018.
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Discussions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Slow Burn: Slate's New Podcast

Concert | Spiral Music: Sounds from the Himalayas and South Asia


Spiral Music presents acoustic music at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. This week: Anjana Roy (sitar) and Polash Gomes (tabla) are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
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Talk | What (Jewish) Identity is Not…


The question of identity is a preoccupation in both France and the United States today and debates about identity politics play out in very different ways in the two countries. Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur has spoken and written about the question of identity, and particularly Jewish identity in France, and has also been been a strong advocate for Jewish-Muslim dialogue. Horvilleur is only the third female rabbi in France.
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Screening | Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006): Documentary by Emmy winning filmmakers


Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. Director: Stanley Nelson. Starring Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter. 86 min. 
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Screenings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006): Documentary by Emmy winning filmmakers

Film | The Cow (1969): Iranian Drama


Mash Hassan owns his village’s only cow—his sole source of joy and livelihood. 79 min. Directed by Dariush Mehrjui In Persian with English subtitles
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, The Cow (1969): Iranian Drama

Book Discussion | Book Lainch: Somewhere Totally Else


Artist Tania Bruguera and Hans Ulrich Obrist discuss the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking. The conversation will be followed by the book launch of Somewhere Totally Else (published by JRP Ringier).
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Book Lainch: Somewhere Totally Else

Discussion | Disease and Disparity: Realities of the Uneven Playing Field of Public Health


Illness is rarely a result of biology alone. Often overlooked, such factors as economic and immigration status, ethnicity, race, and housing also contribute to who gets sick – and who gets treatment.  Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Division of Disease Control Demetre Daskalakis, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University Diana Hernández and leading public health scholar Rupal Sanghvi explore the fraught intersection of disease and disparity. Moderated by socio-medical historian Samuel Roberts, they will consider the attitudes, stigmatization, and even outbursts of violence surrounding disease and treatment, past and present
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Discussions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Disease and Disparity: Realities of the Uneven Playing Field of Public Health

Discussion | New Yorker cartoonist discusses the Illustrated history of the Snowman


Learn about representations of the snowman in an illustrated history of the icy character who is embraced around the world. From the Dark Ages to 20th-century kitsch, the snowman—that anthropomorphic figure made of ice—pops up in rare prints, paintings, movies, advertising and every other art form imaginable.  Whether represented as the frosty, jolly stereotype to something more sinister, learn what the snowman has to say about the humans that made him. Bob Eckstein provides this history alongside over two hundred illustrations. The award-winning illustrator and writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and author of Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores will be joined in conversation by Lenore Skenazy, president of the non-profit Let Grow and founder of Free-Range Kids, which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. 
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Discussions, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, New Yorker cartoonist discusses the Illustrated history of the Snowman

Lecture | Radical Encounters and Reflections on the Work of Kimsooja


Kimsooja (b. 1957 in South Korea) is a multimedia artist whose transcendent installations and video works incorporate repetitive actions, meditative practices, and serial forms as a means to explore the relationship between the body, spatiality, and memory. This lecture will illuminate Kimsooja's pioneering vision and focuses on elements of the artist's dynamic practice that explore important and timely issues relating to gender, national identity, nature, and cosmogony. Speaker: Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia Society Museum
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Radical Encounters and Reflections on the Work of Kimsooja

Film | Short films dedicated to René Magritte’s art


Three short films screened in 16mm celebrates what would have been René Magritte’s 120th birthday.  Magritte, or the Object Lesson by Luc de Heusch—1960. 14 minutes This film provides an insight into the poetic universe of Margritte whose work evokes the mystery of ordinary things. The artist himself appears on camera and is shown discussing his work and his perceptions with old friends of the Belgian Surrealist Group. Homage to Magritte by Anita Thacher—1975. 9 minutes. A series of five images evoke the spirit of René Magritte's surrealist paintings. The director upsets viewer expectations by introducing the unexpected and absurd. Magritte: the False Mirror by David Sylvester—1970. 22 minutes. An introduction to Magritte through an assemblage of the painter's images, including statements by Magritte about his intentions and anecdotes from his friends Masens and Scutenaire. Made during a retrospective at the Tate Gallery in 1969.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Short films dedicated to René Magritte’s art

Lecture | Women and the Circulation of Texts in Renaissance Italy


During the Italian Renaissance, women became more prominent as authors and as patrons, and new works argued in favor of their worth and abilities. But how far could laywomen and nuns take part in the processes of circulating texts from authors to readers or listeners? How did women go about publishing their own works in manuscript or print? How did they influence, directly or indirectly, the publication of works by men? Which texts might women copy by hand? How far could they become involved in the more public business of making and selling printed books? The talk will conclude by considering how women might acquire books and in what circumstances they might hear verse performed. With Brian Richardson of the University of Leeds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Women and the Circulation of Texts in Renaissance Italy

Performance | 3-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown performs from his CD How We React and How We Recover


Special guest Jamie Bernstein joins three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown for a lively conversation and musical performance followed by a CD signing. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, 3-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown performs from his CD How We React and How We Recover

Festival | 86th Annual Tree Lighting


The 2018 tree will be lit for the first time. Featuring musical entertainment and special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Festivals, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, 86th Annual Tree Lighting

Author Reading | Come With Me: Mind-Bending Silicon Valley Story


Helen Schulman talks about her new novel, a mind-bending story set in Silicon Valley that challenges our modern constructs of attachment and love, purpose and fate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Come With Me: Mind-Bending Silicon Valley Story

Film | Falling (2017): Ukrainian Drama


The drama is a psychological exploration of two young people deeply traumatized by life and looking for redemption and a new beginning, who find love in the most unlikely of places. Directed by Maryna Stepanska
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Films, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Falling (2017): Ukrainian Drama

Author Reading | How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance


It feels powerful to march, but when and how does marching matter? In this original and richly illustrated account, activist and organizer L.A. Kauffman delves into the history of America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal what protests accomplish and how their character has shifted over time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance

Book Signing | Bill Nye signs copies of his book Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World


Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable—that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Signings, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Bill Nye signs copies of his book Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World

Performance | Muslims Unscripted: Blessings


A showcase of Muslim talents in the Big Apple. Performers bring the event's theme 'Only in NYC' to life through spoken word, comedy, song, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Muslims Unscripted: Blessings

Talk | Nonfiction Dialogues


Anne Fadiman’s most recent book is The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir. The Francis Writer-in-Residence at Yale, she is also the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Nonfiction, and two essay collections, Ex Libris and At Large and At Small. The former editor of The American Scholar, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received Yale's Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Nonfiction Dialogues
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