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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 29, 2018?

70 free events take place on Thursday, November 29 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 29 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Bach at Noon
free events nyc The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954): a romantic drama with Elizabeth Taylor
free events nyc Master Class with a founding member of Orion String Quartet
free events nyc A Place to Dance: New York City Center
free events nyc From Bach to Brahms and beyond: blend of classical, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, and pop music.
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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 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, 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.
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Workshops, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Morning Fitness

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 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
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Film | The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947): Drama with Oscar winning Rosalind Russell


A psychosomatically paralyzed war widow struggles to understand how her husband could have sacrificed himself to save five of his comrades. Director – Henry Levin. Starring , Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar. 81 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947): Drama with Oscar winning Rosalind Russell

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


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.
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Workshops, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

Dance Performance | He’s Not Touching Her: The Vulnerability of Females


Sarah Nagle's He’s Not Touching Her is a conceptual performance game designed to expose the gender socialization that leaves female-identifying people vulnerable to patterns of abuse on a micro and macro level. Set in a storefront space in Midtown Manhattan, it secondarily references the insidious relationship between gender oppression and consumerism. A male dancer follows a blindfolded female dancer closely, and the only rule is: don’t let him touch you. If she comes into contact with him, he resets her and the game starts from the beginning. Showcasing a man and a woman coupled in the same game, He’s Not Touching Her acknowledges that all genders suffer from societally defined gender expectations, but it highlights the severe disadvantages placed on female-identifying people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, He’s Not Touching Her: The Vulnerability of Females

Lecture | Advancing Human Rights in Sierra Leone: The Role of Prison Watch Sierra Leone


Speaker Mambu Feika is the Director of Prison Watch Sierra Leone, an organization dedicated to monitoring prisons throughout the country and advocating for the humane treatment of detained individuals. Feika represents PSWL on the Sierra Leone Correctional Service Council, which advises the president of the country on policy matters pertaining to correctional services and centers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Advancing Human Rights in Sierra Leone: The Role of Prison Watch Sierra Leone

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
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Bach at Noon

Film | The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954): a romantic drama with Elizabeth Taylor


In post-World War II Paris, a reporter who wants to be a novelist marries an expatriate heiress, but her hedonistic lifestyle and his rejection letters lead him into a downward spiral. Directors Richard Brooks. 116 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954): a romantic drama with Elizabeth Taylor

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 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, 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 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Reading | Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group


The Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 1pm.
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Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group

Conference | Uncanny 99: An Untimely Celebration of Freud’s Das Unheimliche


The uncanny is the psychological experience of something as strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious. It may describe incidents where a familiar thing or event is encountered in an unsettling, eerie, or taboo context. The concept of the uncanny was perhaps first fixed by Sigmund Freud in his 1919 essay Das Unheimliche, which explores the eerieness of dolls and waxworks. For Freud, the uncanny locates the strangeness in the ordinary.
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Conferences, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Uncanny 99: An Untimely Celebration of Freud’s Das Unheimliche

Film | Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018): A superhero movie based on marvel comics


As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Director: Peyton Reed. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña. 118 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018): A superhero movie based on marvel comics

Film | Life of the Party (2018): Comedy of a divorced woman


After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. Director: Ben Falcone. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon. 105 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Life of the Party (2018): Comedy of a divorced woman

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 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Ocean`s 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist

Film | Ruggles of Red Gap (1935): Oscar nominated comedy


An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. Director: Leo McCarey. Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles. 90 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Ruggles of Red Gap (1935): Oscar nominated comedy

Film | The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979): a sports comedy


The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners. Director: Gilbert Moses. Starring Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon. 102 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979): a sports comedy

Musical | A musical of one of the greatest military feats in American History


The True, Heroic Life of the Extraordinary Captain Smalls. On May 13, 1862, a 23-year-old slave named Robert Smalls attempted to steal a Confederate gunboat, sail it through the most heavily defended harbor in the South, and give it to the North—so great was his desire for freedom for himself, his wife and his child. Charleston Harbor is the forgotten story of one of the greatest military feats in American History. By Scott Winfield Sublett. Directed By Christopher Scott.
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Musicals, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, A musical of one of the greatest military feats in American History

Workshop | Games and Hobbies Meetup


Bring your own game. Bring your knitting. Meet new people.
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Classical Music | Master Class with a founding member of Orion String Quartet


Violinist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, a solo artist, and a teacher. He is a founding member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet, which performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima symphonies. He is on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Bard College Conservatory, and The Juilliard School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Master Class with a founding member of Orion String Quartet

Film | Damsel (2018): Western comedy with Robert Pattinson


It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster, David Zellner. 113 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Damsel (2018): Western comedy with Robert Pattinson

Lecture | Legacies of Reagan’s Cold War on Immigrants: Resistance and the Rise of a Detention Regime


Speaker: Kristina Shull of Harvard University.
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Lectures, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Legacies of Reagan’s Cold War on Immigrants: Resistance and the Rise of a Detention Regime

Book Club | Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman


The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. Simon Winchester is a British-American author and journalist. In his career at The Guardian newspaper, he covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel. He has also written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic.
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Opening Reception | Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction, 1992-2017


A solo exhibition of work by Shanghai-based artist Shen Fan, a pioneering figure of abstract painting in China. A leading Chinese artist whose career spans nearly 40 years, Shen is an artist who defies being categorized into a certain style or school. The upcoming exhibition will survey a wide range of his works and examine his own unique takes on Chinese abstraction.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction, 1992-2017

Jazz | Jazz Festival


Jazz Arts Combo Festival, Part III.
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Festival | 21st Annual Park Holiday Lighting


Celebrate the season at the Holiday Lighting in in the Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event includes a festive lighting of a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Rain, snow, or shine.
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5:30 pm
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Festivals, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, 21st Annual Park Holiday Lighting

Author Reading | Author Event with Magie Dominic


Magie Dominic will read from her two memoirs: The Queen of Peace Room and Street Angel. The Queen of Peace Room, was shortlisted for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, ForeWordmagazine’s Book of the Year Award, and the Judy Grahn Award. Street Angel received the Silver Medal from Independent Publishers Awards and was short listed for Book of the Year/memoir by Foreword Magazine.
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Poetry Reading | Poems inspired by art works


Professor Fragos will read a number of poems inspired by art works of all mediums and movements, accompanied by images of the works. A few of the highlighted poems include "Archaic Torso of Apollo" by Rainier Maria Rilke, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" by Adrienne Rich, "The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton, "The Dance" by William Carlos Williams, and more.
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Opening Reception | Exercise at Home: Photographs


Luke Smalley (1955-2009) passed away far too young at the age of 53, but he left behind three major bodies of work, in addition to four impressive monographs. Smalley’s work has been described as pairing “a coolly minimalist aesthetic with a retro nostalgia.”
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Exercise at Home: Photographs

Opening Reception | Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows


Opening receptions: Nov. 29 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows

Opening Reception | Libido of the Forest: Feminist Paintings


A new body of work by Mary Simpson. A daily practice of drawing flowers over the past two years has evolved into her most representational paintings to date, taking inspiration from the work of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as the feminist science fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin and the ancient Egyptian art that flourished under the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Libido of the Forest: Feminist Paintings

Opening Reception | Model Projections: Architectural Models of the Mid-20th Century


This gallery talk and reception celebrates the opening of Model Projections, the fall exhibition. Co-curated by Jennifer Gray and Irene Sunwoo, Model Projections draws primarily upon Avery Library's collections and focuses on an ecosystem of architectural model making during the mid-twentieth century.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Model Projections: Architectural Models of the Mid-20th Century

Film | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): 5-Time Oscar Winner


A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. Directors Milos Forman. Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman. 133 min.
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Films, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): 5-Time Oscar Winner

Opening Reception | Photographing Buildings


Architectural photographer Norman McGrath graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in engineering. He worked in Ireland for two years before moving to New York in 1956. Soon afterwards he began to find his engineering work lacking in creativity and gradually transitioned to photography, specializing in both the exteriors and interiors of buildings.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Photographing Buildings

Author Reading | Schmuck for Buck: Santa's Jewish Reindeer


Chris Kibler's contemporary satirical take on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Schmuck the Buck introduces Larry, a young Jewish reindeer. He overcomes his awkward and sometimes painful youth to save Christmas. His tale of acceptance and inclusion is sure to warm the hearts of anyone who loves Christmas, Hanukkah, or both. Sixty pages of vibrant illustrations bring his story to life.
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Author Reading | The Library Book: A 1986 Fire


New Yorker staff writer and author Susan Orlean will talk about her latest work, which is both an investigation of the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and a meditation on her lifelong love of books and libraries.
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Opening Reception | The Masters Series: Roz Chast


A comprehensive retrospective of her celebrated career and include never-before-seen cartooning and illustration work, selections from her more than 20 books, a new hand-drawn mural, notebooks Chast kept in high school, embroideries, hooked rugs and hand-dyed pysanky, or Ukrainian-style Easter eggs.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, The Masters Series: Roz Chast

Screening | A Journey Through Time in the UAE: Short Films


This screening features a series of films written and directed by Alexis Gambis in the United Arab Emirates. The films explore the boundaries of documentary and fiction, presenting a variety of landscapes in the UAE, featuring animals (or internal organs) as actors, and providing anthropological points of views on the state of this planet. A Q&A session with the director follows the screening.
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Talk | A Place to Dance: New York City Center


For 75 years, New York City Center has been an essential place for dance in New York City. Once the favored venue of the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, today City Center is the home of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Company, and Fall for Dance. Dance Curator Linda Murray hosts a conversation and screening, celebrating the dance legacy of New York City Center.
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6:00 pm
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Talks, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, A Place to Dance: New York City Center

Discussion | Crypto Blockchain year-end review talk and pre-holiday cocktails


Pre-holiday cocktails and conversation to explore the impact and implications of a tumultuous year in crypto that surprised everyone. In addition to an intimate panel of experts analyzing the most controversial and consequential developments of the year, and forecasting what we can expect (and should prepare for) in 2019, guest speakers will also discuss highlights from the Consensus: Invest 2018 Conference. Why did crypto crash so badly in 2018? What are the underlying forces at play that drove the crash (economics, social, technological, etc.)? How are enterprise companies, banks and governments responding and changing their crypto/blockchain strategy for 2019? What lessons should we take away from this past year and what will the potentially positive outcome be? Is Distributed Ledger Technology living up to the hype? Attendees will participate in an interactive Q&A discussion with panelists. Food (including vegan options), wine and beverages to be served.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Crypto Blockchain year-end review  talk and pre-holiday cocktails

Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Julliard singers and pianists perform

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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Opening Reception | A Collaboration for Conservation: Art for Change


This show features the work of landscape photographer Anthony Horth, large mixed media drawings of endangered animals by artist Russ Ronat, and photography of the various landscapes of Brazil, the people and their daily activities and traditions by Zaida Siqueira. It is the aim of the show to bring awareness to conservation issues and use art as a platform to inspire change.
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Opening Receptions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, A Collaboration for Conservation: Art for Change

Performance | Isabella Unmasked: The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman


One Actress, Ten Characters. One Musician, Ten Instruments. In 1589, the Commedia dell’Arte show La Pazzia di Isabella (The Madness of Isabella) was a triumph at the Medici court in Florence. The protagonist was Isabella Andreini, a poet, a mother and one of the first professional theater performers. A true “Renaissance woman,” this original show is a tribute to her and to her legacy: all women working in the arts today. Written by Chiara Durazzini and Walter Valeri. Featuring Durazzini. With music by Dan Meyers
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Performance | There Is a Portal: A One-Woman Multimedia Performance


Kayhan Irani’s latest multimedia performance project uses storytelling, humor and participatory theater to create spaces for healing and authentic dialogue. Sharing memories of the Iranian revolution and family tales of migration she offers a glimpse into personal and political cycles of displacement, violence, and finding home. She also invites the audience to tell their own stories, both during the performance and in structured post-show storytelling. Audience members weave a web of interconnected stories and histories to unearth the power and resilience of our human ties and claim a space of belonging. There Is a Portal is a vehicle for authentic connection and community building.
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Performances, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, There Is a Portal: A One-Woman Multimedia Performance

Author Reading | Unseen: Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives


Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives, none of them published. When authors Darcy Eveleigh, Rachel L. Swarns, and colleagues discovered this treasure trove, they began exploring the history behind it and eventually created Unseen, a book of never-before published photographs.
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Author Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Unseen: Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives

Book Club | Ailing Zhang’s Love in a Fallen City


Love in a Fallen City is a collection of six short stories about love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life in Shanghai and Hong Kong in the 1940s. Eileen Chang (1920-1995), also known as Zhang Ailing or Chang Ai-ling, was one of the most influential modern Chinese writers. Her portrayal of life in 1940s Shanghai and Japanese-occupied Hong Kong is remarkable in its focus on everyday life and the absence of the political subtext which characterised many other writers of the period. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Ailing Zhang’s Love in a Fallen City

Discussion | Are We Post-Francophone Yet?


Kaoutar Harchi is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Musée du Quai Branly). A sociologist of culture, her work revolves around francophonie as an intellectual and social field and the trajectories of Algerian novelists who have obtained recognition in France. Lia Brozgal is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, with a special emphasis on France and North Africa. She is the author of Against Autobiography: Albert Memmi and the Production of Theory.
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Discussions, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Are We Post-Francophone Yet?

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk


An insightful conversation with artist Hai Zhang and curator/writer Ryan Wong, held in conjunction with Zhang's solo exhibition The eye is not satisfied with seeing. Engaged with Wong's focus in art, politics and identity, the conversation will explore how Zhang's photography-centered artistic practice shapes his complex relationships with America and China. Born in Kunming, China, Hai Zhang lives and works in New York City. Since relocating to the U.S., he has resided in Alabama, Miami, Washington, DC, and New York. He has exhibited in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to traveling extensively throughout China and the U.S. for his photography projects, he has also made trips to Costa Rica, Russia, and Southeast Asia to pursue his work.
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Gallery Talks, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Artist Talk

Lecture | Diverging Undergrounds: The Experimental Films of José Rodriguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968


Speaker Julio Ramos has written extensively about literary and visual culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Lectures, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Diverging Undergrounds: The Experimental Films of José Rodriguez Soltero and Jaime Barrios in 1968

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum: Second Nature


Faculty and poet Patricia Carlin reads and discusses her poetry, including work from her newest book. Her life service as a poet, editor and teacher will be celebrated.
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Poetry Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Poetry Forum: Second Nature

Lecture | Soft Logic, Serial Outcomes: An Architectural Talk


An internationally renowned artist, architect and engineer, speaker Cecil Balmond is widely considered to be one of the most significant creators of his generation. Balmond transcends the conventional boundaries of discipline, working in the crossover between art and science. In this dynamic area, he has re-invented the very concept of space, transforming the meaning of geometry, form and structure. Balmond’s design approach engages inner organizational systems - a process based on rigorous research. Balmond has spent over 40 years investigating the relationship between form and the roots of order at the core of life.
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Lectures, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Soft Logic, Serial Outcomes: An Architectural Talk

Poetry Reading | 4 poets read from their work


Hear 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Julian Randall read from his debut Refuse. Vievee Francis is the author Forest Primeval. Darrel Alejandro Holnes's poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, and Best American Experimental Writing. Shayla Lawson is the author of I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean.
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Poetry Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, 4 poets read from their work

Author Reading | Conversations About Sculpture: Richard Serra's Art


Drawn from talks between celebrated artist Richard Serra and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, this volume offers revelations into Serra’s prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed his working practice. Conversations About Sculpture is both an intimate look at Serra’s life and work, with candid reflections on personal moments of discovery, and a provocative examination of sculptural form from antiquity to today.
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Performance | Dense Lightness: A Sound Performance


A performance by artist Ivan Forde. As part of his solo exhibition Dense Lightness, organized by curator Anna Harsanyi, Forde will stage a sound performance within the installation, reading text from his research that also riffs off of selected verses from the Gilgamesh epic.
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Performances, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Dense Lightness: A Sound Performance

Author Reading | The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire


Ever wondered about the relationship between expeditions to scale Mount Everest and the waning of the British Raj? Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker reads from her latest work of nonfiction, a saga tracing of the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order.
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Author Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire

Musical | A musical of one of the greatest military feats in American History


The True, Heroic Life of the Extraordinary Captain Smalls. On May 13, 1862, a 23-year-old slave named Robert Smalls attempted to steal a Confederate gunboat, sail it through the most heavily defended harbor in the South, and give it to the North—so great was his desire for freedom for himself, his wife and his child. Charleston Harbor is the forgotten story of one of the greatest military feats in American History. By Scott Winfield Sublett. Directed By Christopher Scott.
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Musicals, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, A musical of one of the greatest military feats in American History

Author Reading | Modern Retellings: 2 Authors Read


Tara Isabella Burton and Maria Dahvana Headley have both recently authored their own unique retellings of classic texts, originally told from masculine perspectives. Burton's Social Creature reimagines Patricia Highsmith's iconic psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley from a woman's perspective for the digital age, while Headley's The Mere Wife gives a new, distinctly feminist life to the epic Beowulf, cited by some to be the oldest surviving long story in Old English.
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Author Readings, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Modern Retellings: 2 Authors Read

Author Reading | New Works n French Translation


Celebrate three recent distinct translations from the French: Francis Ponge's Nioque of the Early-Spring, translated by Jonathan Larson; Ahmed Bouanani's The Shutters, translated by Emma Ramadan; and Anouck Durand's Eternal Friendship, translated by Elizabeth Zuba. Reading by Larson, Ramadan, and Zuba will be followed by a conversation and Q&A.
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Dance Performance | Open Performance Dance


7pm: Jennie Hong, Meghan Frederick, Zachary Richardson 8pm: Toni Carlson, Justin Faircloth, Chloe Marie 9pm: Sam Hanson, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Hadley Smith
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Dance Performances, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Open Performance Dance

Talk | The Craft of Writing


A talk on the craft of writing by Shobha Rao, recipient of the Grace Paley Teaching Fellowship, a semester-long teaching residency in the First-Year Writing Program.
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Classical Music | Chamber music


Winter Chamber Musical Festival Concert.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Chamber music

Concert | From Bach to Brahms and beyond: blend of classical, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, and pop music.


Violinist Nick Kendall, violinist Charles Yang, and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer -- Time for Three -- have been thrilling audiences with their groundbreaking, category-shattering blend of classical, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, and pop music. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American string trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, including world premieres by Pulitzer Prize–winning composers William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, From Bach to Brahms and beyond: blend of classical, bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, and pop music.

Opera | Opera Scenes


Dona D. Vaughn, artistic director; Jonathan Brandani, conductor; Laura Alley, director.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Opera Scenes

Jazz | Jazz Festival


Jazz Arts Combo Fest MIDI Performance.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Jazz Festival

Classical Music | Orchestra performs music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer


Ensemble Signal performs the cutting-edge contemporary music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer (b.1958). On-stage discussion with the composer Wolfgang Mitterer. Program Wolfgang Mitterer: IM STURM (2005) 11 Songs for Baritone, Electronics & Prepared Piano, after Franz Schubert Wolfgang Mitterer is not only one of the Austrian specialists for electronics as well as being equally brilliant on the keyboard and on the slide controls, but is also one of the most innovative composers. His work oscillates between composition and open form. Apart from music for organ and orchestra, a piano concerto and an opera he has produced electronic pieces, conceptualized sound installations, and engaged in collective improvisation with diverse groups, developing a language of extremes, tension and complexity. Described by The New York Times as "a new-music ensemble that by this point practically guarantees quality performances…” Ensemble Signal is an ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education.
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Concerts, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Orchestra performs music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from: Tracy Rowland (Cartoon Network, Al Jazeera America, Rhino Records) Angela Dohrmann (Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show, Ellen) Jamie Brickhouse (author “Dangerous When Wet,” Moth StorySlam Champion) Bill Chambers (10 Foot Rat Cabaret)
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Comedy Clubs, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show

Discussion | Afflicted Bodies and Disturbed Lands: A Poetic Approach


Four exciting poets from different countries and generations explore bodies and lands as sites in which the personal and the political are vividly, and sometimes brutally, inscribed. A panel discussion with Jacek Dehnel, Esther Kinsky, Luna Miguel, and Ursula Andkjær Olsen.
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