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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 6, 2019?

47 free events take place on Wednesday, November 6 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 6 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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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Boot Camp

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 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | Use Storytelling To Find A Good Job


In this interactive session, coach Win Sheffield shows you how to share your stories to engage the people you talk to, make your resume immediately appealing, and sell yourself in an interview. Learn how to: Identify good stories to tell: What Hollywood can teach us about telling our story Isolate the messages we want to deliver Convey our value with clarity and purpose After a career in strategy development and implementation at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Win Sheffield made his own transition into career coaching. In addition to an MBA from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Win is certified as a career coach through the Five O'Clock Club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Use Storytelling To Find A Good Job

Gallery Talk | Minimalism/Maximalism: Exhibition Tour


Minimalism/Maximalism explores the interplay between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics as expressed through fashion. Minimalism celebrates purity and restraint, while maximalism emphasizes the beauty of excess and redundancy. The exhibition features more than 85 garments, accessories, and textiles exclusively from the permanent collection. Tour begins in the museum lobby.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Gallery Talks, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Minimalism/Maximalism: Exhibition Tour

Film | Carrie (1976): Two Time Oscar Nominated Horrror By Brian De Palma


Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. 98 min. Director: Brian De Palma. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving.  Carrie received two nominations at the 49th Academy Awards: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Carrie (1976): Two Time Oscar Nominated Horrror By&nbsp;Brian De Palma

Discussion | "The Blind Poet"


An award-winning poet, author, public speaker, singer, and advocate for the blind, David Steele has been featured in a short film by Cambridge University called Blindsighted, and on a special called the Blind Poet for RNIB radio, BBC TV, ITV and That’s Manchester TV news. In 2018 Dave was honored by Henshaws with the “Impact Award” and was the recipient of the Pride of Bury “Community Hero Award.” With over 700 poems and songs dealing with the fears and struggles associated with sight loss, Steele’s work is helping to diminish many of the misconceptions associated with blindness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, "The Blind Poet"

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, 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. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
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Workshops, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Jazz | Bebop jazz (piano and double bass)


Jazz pianist and composer Barry Harris is an exponent of the bebop style. He has many awards including American Jazz Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievements & Contributions to the World of Jazz, Congratulatory Letter as a Jazz Musician and Educator by the U.S. White House, Honorary Jazz Award by the House of Representatives, among others. Australian jazz double bassist Murray Wall played with musicians such as Clark Terry, Mel Torme, and Billy Eckstine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10.00 suggested donation
Concerts, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Bebop jazz (piano and double bass)

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tours, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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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Film | Great Walls: Journeys from Ideology to Experience


Why do people hate the Berlin Wall and love the Great Wall of China? Both are tourist sites. But while people go to the Berlin Wall to lament division, they go to the Great Wall to celebrate Chinese culture, history, and power. And what does this tell us about our reaction to Trump's Wall? 1:55 pm Screening of Great Walls: Journeys from Ideology to Experience (29 min) 2:25 pm Discussion with direector Bill Callahan, moderated by Associate Professor of Politics Anne McNevin
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Film | Ironweed (1987): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama With Jack Nicholson And Meryl Streep


An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades. 143 min. Director: Hector Babenco. Starring Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker.  Ironweed was nominated for two Academy Awards, including for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Streep).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Ironweed (1987): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama With&nbsp;Jack Nicholson And Meryl Streep

Lesson | How To Research The History Of Your New York City Home


Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home. In advance of this class, you may like to read the Milstein Division blog post, Who Lived in a House Like This? A Brief Guide to Researching Your NYC Home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, How To Research The History Of Your New York City Home

Lesson | Learn The Basics Of Human Rights Law


This session introduces participants to basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Specific topics include prohibited discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes under each of these areas are described in detail. Recent additions to protected classes in employment under The Law are discussed, including the Stop Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Chance Act and status as a caregiver. New protections and reasonable housing accommodations for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses and stalking are introduced. Mandated requirements to provide reasonable accommodations by employers and providers for people with disabilities, pregnant women, victims of domestic violence and persons following religious observances are covered. Throughout the event, fostering understanding and respect among the City's diverse communities is emphasized.
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Lessons, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Learn The Basics Of Human Rights Law

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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Screening | Chess Films Retrospective


Passionate Pastime (1958) Running time: 28 minutes 28 min. Director: Hans Richter; narrated by Vincent Price; original score by Darius Milhaud. Outlines the history of chess from ancient times to the present and traces its origins in India, China, and Persia. Prints, painting, illuminated manuscripts, live photography and rare chess pieces are shown as well as chess figures designed after Picasso and Braque. Masters of Disaster (1985) 30 min. Director: Sonya Friedman. The story of an inner-city teacher, Bob Cotter, and eight Black elementary school children who challenged some skeptical observers by organizing a chess team and going on to win a national championship. Called the "Masters of Disaster", a label they adopted during their early struggles, the team is shown at practice, in school, in competition, on a trip to Japan, and during a visit with the President of the United States.
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2:15 pm
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Screenings, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Chess Films Retrospective

Lesson | Know Your Rights As An Immigrant


Spend an hour with representatives from the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs for an overview of the rights of immigrant New Yorkers, and for an overview of the Office's following services: IDNYC (NYC's municipal ID card), ActionNYC (an immigration legal screening service), NYCitizenship (citizenship application guidance and assistance), We Speak NYC (English facilitation classes), and NYC Care (brand new health coverage service for folks who cannot get insured through typical means). Get information about public charge and ICE. There will be a question and answer session.
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Lessons, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Know Your Rights As An Immigrant

Master Class | Concertmaster Of The New York Philharmonic


Violinist Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. Mr. Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 years, an all-time record in that major orchestral position, became the first holder of the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Concertmaster Of The New York Philharmonic

Lesson | How to Talk to Your Doctor


One of the keys to getting good health care is communication. Learn proven ways to talk to your doctor and healthcare professionals and how to advocate for yourself and the people for whom you are caring.
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Lecture | Introduction To Reit Investing


Peter Creedon provides an overview of REITs and explains the characteristics which drive their performance. He discusses how to evaluate them and how to allocate them within a diversified portfolio.  Peter J. Creedon CFP® is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Brook Advisors. With over 18 years of experience in the financial planning industry, he founded Crystal Brook Advisors to help young professionals and business owners reach their planning goals. He has been published on various media channels, including Investor’s Business Daily, Go Banking Rates, and Investopedia.       REITs, or real estate investment trusts, are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate across a range of property sectors. These real estate companies have to meet a number of requirements to qualify as REITs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Introduction To Reit Investing

Lesson | The Benefits of Meditation


Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both your emotional and physical well-being, which in turn will impact your overall health and reduce stress. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your session ends. A long time meditator Rosanna Jimenez will be present for this lively and engaging workshop.
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Tour | Fall Wonderland Photo Walk


Travel photographer and documentary filmmaker Mic-Anthony Hay leads a fall-themed photo walk in Central Park Hay will share tips for making interesting travel photos. This workshop is geared towards beginners but photographers at any level are welcome. Sony camera’s will be available to loan out on a first come first served basis. Bring a memory card if you plan on loaning out gear. Remember your MetroCard.
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Opening Reception | At 1000 Feet: Photographs from the Sky


A photographic exhibition by Dinesh Boaz. As a photographer, Boaz defies a traditional approach to perspective and instead situates himself quite literally in the sky above. The resulting work is breathtaking and arresting. Each image captured by Boaz offers his audiences a rare composition of both nature and civilization in all their complexity. Originally a recording studio owner and music producer in New York City, Boaz became an avid aerial photographer almost entirely by accident after he won a “doors off” helicopter ride over Manhattan that opened his eyes to a new realm of experience.
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Opening Receptions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, At 1000 Feet: Photographs from the Sky

Opening Reception | Got Post Bench: The Intelligent Assembly of Collected Refuse


Ryan Foerster's work conjures magic through the intelligent assembly of collected refuse. This selection of works was created over nearly two decades in a number of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, posters, zines, and chemigrams. The work speaks poignantly about the financial obstacles and the environmental impact of having an art practice. These challenges are often riddled with darkness for artists, and Foerster transforms these challenges into objects full of humor, joy and potential.
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Opening Receptions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Got Post Bench: The Intelligent Assembly of Collected Refuse

Author Reading | Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America


Renowend political strategist Karine Jean-Pierre introduces her inspiring new memoir in a wide-ranging conversation with CBS News journalist Vladimir Duthiers. Moving Forward is a call to action which chronicles her experiences—from growing up in New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House and charting a path for others to help change the face of politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America

Film | The Infiltrators (2019): Undercover at a Detention Center


A documentary film about several undocumented youths who deliberately get detained by border patrol to infiltrate a for-profit detention center. Directors: Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra 95 min. Following the screening, hear from Marco Saavedra, who now faces the next chapter in his struggle for migrant rights as he wages his own fight for asylum. This screening occurs on the night prior to his asylum hearing before an immigration judge and will be an opportunity to learn how you can support Marco and the larger struggle for the human rights of immigrants. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, The Infiltrators (2019): Undercover at a Detention Center

Opening Reception | Tomma Abts: Process and Form


On view will be paintings from two distinct but related bodies of work that, in different ways, showcase Tomma Abts’s sustained engagement with process and form.
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Opening Receptions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Tomma Abts: Process and Form

Discussion | How To Find The Hidden Job Market


Only 10-14% of job seekers get a job through the internet and 40% get one through networking. Amy Geffen discusses how to do a Self-Assessment, Job Targeting, How to Get Meetings, 4 Ways to Expand your Network, Social Media, and Direct Mail. Amy Geffen, PhD, has thirty years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning. She is a Five O'Clock Club certified career coach. Currently she is Director of Professional Development for the Council for Economic Education in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, How To Find The Hidden Job Market

Author Reading | "I Alone": Bernardo Galvez's American Revolution


One of the unsung heroes of the American Revolution was Bernardo de Gálvez, governor of Spanish Louisiana and leader of armadas against the British in North America. He took out one Redcoat fort after another, culminating with the defeat of what was thought to be the impenetrable British forts at Pensacola. Gálvez positioned New Orleans as the port to ship arms and supplies up the Mississippi to the Continental Army. His genius and valor in facilitating the independence of the thirteen American colonies from a European power were ironically recognized by another European empire, Spain. The Spanish crown promoted him to one post after another until he died serving as the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City. After exhaustive research, seasoned novelist and diplomat Eduardo Garrigues brings to life Gálvez’s exploits, filling in the previously unknown aspects of his personality, psychological conflicts, fears and doubts. In addition to providing insights into the geo-political context of Gálvez’s life, he also sensitively depicts the courtship and loving relationship with his French Creole wife, Felicitas de St. Maxent, who was considered below Bernardo’s station in the lower—but penniless—nobility.
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Author Readings, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, "I Alone": Bernardo Galvez's American Revolution

Gallery Talk | Gay New York: Walt Whitman to the Present


Artist Nicholas Buffon leads an onsite tour of his exhibition Gay New York: Walt Whitman to the Present. This exhibition of new work from Buffon is a poetic survey of LGBTQ sites where community is built. Traveling among landmarks, venues, and bars—from Zoe Leonard’s High Line poem installation “I want a President” to the deli that once housed Whitman’s favorite bar to the Stonewall Inn—Gay New York pays tribute to LGBTQ contributions to poetry and the arts in NYC and beyond.
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Author Reading | Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations


Mira Jacob's critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India's Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions.
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Film | The Condor and the Eagle (2019): A Developing Spiritual Renaissance


This French documentary offers a glimpse into this developing spiritual renaissance as four Indigenous leaders learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Director: Clément and Sophie Guerra 90 min. Includes a discussion with director Clément Guerra and Bryan Parras (film protagonist, Houston, Sierra Club)
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Author Reading | The Starless Sea: Journey To An Ancient Library By Best-Selling Author


Travel into the heart of a mysterious underground library in the new novel by the best-selling author of The Night Circus. Inside a strange book that tells fantastical tales of pirates and painters, Zach, a graduate student in Vermont, is surprised to discover a story about his own childhood. The book, stumbled across in the stacks of his college library, sends him on a hunt that leads him through a doorway to a vast ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. As Zach travels the tunnels and stairways of this otherworldly labyrinth, an adventure unfolds in a place of lost cities and seas as stories are whispered across time by the dead. Erin Morgenstern, who wrote the book in part within the very halls of The New York Public Library, returns to discuss The Starless Sea with novelist Kelly Braffet.
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Lecture | Climate Change in Cities: A Problem in Urban Ethics


Speaker Richard Sennett is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and a Senior Fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society. Sennett writes on cities, labor and culture. His most recent book Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, published in 2018, traces how cities are built and how people live in them from ancient times to now. He draws on his deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.
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Author Reading | A Forest of Symbols: Art, Science, and Truth in the Long Nineteenth Century


A groundbreaking reassessment of Symbolist artists and writers that investigates the concerns they shared with scientists of the period--the problem of subjectivity in particular. With author Andrei Pop.
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Author Reading | Females: Searing Wit and Surgicial Intuition


Andrea Long Chu aims her searing wit and surgical intuition at targets ranging from performance art to psychoanalysis, incels to porn, and even feminists like herself. Each step of the way she defends the indefensible claim that femaleness is less a biological state of women and more a fatal existential condition that afflicts the entire human race—men, women, and everyone else. Or maybe she’s just projecting.
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Author Reading | Melancholia Africana: The Indispensable Overcoming of the Black Condition


Melancholia Africana argues that in the African and Afro-diasporic context, melancholy is rooted in collective experiences such as slavery, colonization, and the post-colony. From these experiences a theme of loss resonates—loss of land, of freedom, of language, of culture, of self, and of ideals born from independence. Nathalie Etoke demonstrates that, beyond territorial expropriation and the pain inflicted upon the body and the soul, the violence that seals the encounter with the ‘other’ annihilates an age-old cycle of life.
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Author Reading | Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation


For decades, it has been easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. Thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, and in 2008 we were forced to pay up. The decade since has witnessed all kinds of morbid symptoms, as all around the rich world, wages and productivity are stagnant, inequality is rising, and ecological systems are collapsing. Stolen is a history of finance-led growth and a guide as to how we might escape it. We’ve sat back as financial capitalism has stolen our economies, our environment and even the future itself. Now, we have an opportunity to change course. What happens next is up to us. With author Grace Blakeley.
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Author Reading | The Accomplice: Heart-Pounding Espionage Thriller


From “master of the genre” (The Washington Post) Joseph Kanon, a heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, The Accomplice: Heart-Pounding Espionage Thriller

Performance | Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show


A true story, where fiction is just background to scenes from real life narrated in this monologue as author Stefano Maria Palmitessa likes to call the memories, sensations, and jokes that the protagonist lived during her arduous childhood, spent alongside her gentle grandmother. Eleonora Micali - an actress from Lentini, Sicily - describes her first steps, that were then enriched by accumulated experiences during a long career of performing around the world, all told in this show, dense with literary transgressions, due to her distinctive fluency in many Italian dialects. In Italian and Sicilian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Performances, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show

Workshop | Mirrored Experiments Workshop


Artist Tessa Hughes-Freeland shares some of her key techniques in this two-part workshop: the first half focuses on kaleidoscope-making using cardboard tubes and mirrored plastic. During the second half, participants will use smartphones to record a mini-film made from their handmade slides projected through a slide projector with a kaleidoscope eyepiece. All materials are provided. No previous experience in film or photography is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Mirrored Experiments Workshop

Discussion | People of Color in Contemporary Circus


What challenges, joys, and idiosyncrasies do People of Color working in contemporary circus face, and what magic are they making? How does this cutting edge performance practice inform the broader culture and dance community, and how are people of color within the form contributing to its growing popularity within the United States? Guest Host: Monique Martin Core Participants: Kiebpoli “BlackAcrobat” Calnek, Denae Hannah,  Paris The Hip Hop Juggler, Susan Voyticky
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, People of Color in Contemporary Circus

Classical Music | Works By Enescu, Debussy and Schubert For Piano


Sina Kloke, piano. Program Claude Debussy Pour le piano George Enescu Piano Suite No. 2 Franz Schubert Impromptus Op. 90, No. 2 & 3 Pianist Sina Kloke's latest album Enescu Piano Works on MDG, featuring Enescu's Pieces Impromptues and the Piano Suite No. 2, was met with worldwide critical acclaim: "An outstanding pianist" (Fono Forum), "A fascinating CD" (Le Monde). Kloke has been awarded prizes from the "International Piano and Strings Competition" New York, the International Piano Competition in Munich, the "International Concerto Competition" Hastings/UK, the "Metropolitan International Piano Competition", and most recently the soloist prize of the Chamber Orchestra of New York. The concert will be followed by a vin d'honneur.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Works By Enescu, Debussy and Schubert For Piano

Book Club | Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: The Importance of the Human Connection


In Gail Honeyman's novel, no one ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. It seems nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life. A fascinating novel about the importance of friendship and human connection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: The Importance of the Human Connection

Classical Music | Works by Mendelssohn, Rossini


Program: Gioachino Rossini, Tancredi Overture Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 "Italian" With: BMCC Downtown Symphony, a college-community orchestra serving Downtown Manhattan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Works by Mendelssohn, Rossini
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