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57 free events take place on Tuesday, November 12 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 12 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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free events nyc Bach at Noon
free events nyc Atlantics (2019): Cannes Award-Winning Film
free events nyc Dance Archives: performance, silent films, and more..
free events nyc Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, 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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Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
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Film | The Kitchen (2019) With Elisabeth Moss: Wives Take Over Their Husbands' Rackets


The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. 102 min. Director: Andrea Berloff. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss. 
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Films, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, The Kitchen (2019) With Elisabeth Moss: Wives Take Over Their Husbands'&nbsp;Rackets

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; David Hofstra on bass; and Ernie Lumer on clarinet.
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

Lecture | What is the Ukrainian Diaspora? The Formation of a Transnational Identity Throughout the 20th Century


This talk will present a history of the formation of a common Ukrainian diasporic community in the West, taking into the analysis three main cases: Canada, the US, and Australia. The existence of a single Ukrainian diaspora has been questioned in the past, as the Ukrainian communities in different countries have developed different ways of preserving their Ukrainian cultural patrimony. Despite these differences, Ukrainian communities strove for building and preserving a wider community, especially after the Bolshevik revolution. Speaker Simone Bellezza will provide a story of these attempts: showing that the condition of migrants fostered the development of elastic and transnational national identities, which allowed the individual to be at the same time a full citizen of his/her new country and also a member of a wider international community. This entails a reformulation of the definition of diaspora. Recounting the history of Ukrainian communities abroad, Bellezza will show that the formation of a diasporic community was not a necessary outcome, but the result of particular conditions, political movement, and even individual contributions.
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Lectures, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, What is the Ukrainian Diaspora? The Formation of a Transnational Identity Throughout the 20th Century

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.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Bach at Noon

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Joseph Lia, baritone and Marco D'Avola, organ Valletta, Malta. Organist Marco D'Avola has given a lot of recitals in Europe, United States and Russia for the most important International Organ Festivals including: St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Thomas Church, National Cathedral, Shostakovich Philharmonia, Saint Petersburg; Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Martin in the Fields, St. Margareth Lotbury, London; St. John Cathedral, Norwich, among others. The Organ Series is an exceptional opportunity for audiences of all ages, faiths, philosophies, and backgrounds to be invigorated, inspired, and introduced to beautiful music in a stunning and peaceful atmosphere.
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Organ Recital

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Gallery Talks, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Master Class | Master Class By Grammy Nominated Pianist


Eteri Andjaparidze was the first Soviet pianist to win the Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition in 1976. In 1974 she won Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. She has appeared around the globe in solo and collaborative recitals and as a guest soloist with the major orchestras and conductors. Her programs encompass all genres and styles of the piano repertoire and discography includes a Grammy nomination and Deutsche Schallplatten awards nominated solo albums.
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Master Class By Grammy Nominated Pianist

Author Reading | Can Neoliberal Capitalism Affect Human Evolution?: How the US Business Class Controls the World


Professor Robert Chernomas, from Manitoba University will present his latest book. The book argues that what appears today as fragmented social, economic, environmental, and political problems are all manifestations of Neoliberalism- a 40-year-old class-based political-economic project to more favorably position capital in its struggle to preserve the conditions of profitability. It examines how the US business class has successfully increased control over, privatized, or modified labor markets, the determinants of health, the health care system, welfare, education, democracy and the natural world with significant effects on our individual and collective life chances.
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Can Neoliberal Capitalism Affect Human Evolution?: How the US Business Class Controls the World

Author Reading | Gateway State: Hawai’i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire


Sarah Miller-Davenport will discuss her book. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. Miller-Davenport is a Lecturer in 20th Century U.S. History at the University of Sheffield. She is currently a Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation at the New York Historical Society, where she is researching a new project on the reinvention of New York as a global city in the late-20th century
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Gateway State: Hawai&rsquo;i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire

Film | Boys for Sale (2017): Tokyo Sex Workers Tell Their Stories


In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2-chome there are bars that specialize in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes horrific situations these young sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. This documentary is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work. Followed by a discussion with Ian Thomas Ash, filmmaker and producer
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Films, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Boys for Sale (2017): Tokyo Sex Workers Tell Their Stories

Opening Reception | Richard Tuttle: Days, Muses and Stars


Coinciding with an exhibition of Richard Tuttle's drawings from the 1970s, an exhibition of the artist's latest sculptural works.
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Discussion | Blind Spots: A Screening, Live-Audience Test, and Conversation About Implicit Bias


Speakers: Robin Hauser is an award-winning filmmaker and the director and producer of the film Bias. Mahzarin Banaji is a psychologist at Harvard University and a pioneer in the study of implicit bias. Moderator Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at the Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence.
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Discussions, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Blind Spots: A Screening, Live-Audience Test, and Conversation About Implicit Bias

Poetry Reading | Poetry Circle: Optimism or Pessimism 


This is the twelfth season of the One Page Poetry Circle where people gather to examine the works of established poets. While there is no instructor and this is not a workshop for personal writing, once a month OPPC gives everyone a place to become teachers and learners to explore the form, content, language and meaning of poetry. Since the circle began, participants have selected and discussed 1166 poems and have read countless others in pursuit of poetry that speaks to them. Bring a single page of poetry by a known poet, with copies for others if you can.  
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Author Reading | Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal


A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads. Author Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878–1948), the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps―a multitude of Harlem-based black men whom he organized into the essential labor force of America’s most august railroad station. Washington reveals that despite the highly racialized and often exploitative nature of the work, the Red Cap was a highly coveted job for college-bound black men determined to join New York’s burgeoning middle class.
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

Author Reading | Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States


Using her recent book with the same title, Laura Limonic explores the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America, a group not easily classified within U.S. racial and ethnic schema. She introduces here the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants and raises key questions surrounding ethnic identity: How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? How is ethnicity strategic or instrumental?
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States

Book Signing | Men: An Exhibition Catalogue


Celebrate John Currin: My Life as a Man, currently on view at Dallas Contemporary, and the accompanying catalogue, Men. To mark the occasion, Currin will speak with the book’s contributors—cultural critic Naomi Fry, exhibition curator Alison Gingeras, and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster—and will sign copies following the talk. Both the exhibition and catalogue include several paintings, works on paper, and drawings that have never previously been exhibited or published, offering a unique opportunity to view Currin’s career through a new lens.
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Opening Reception | Rashid Johnson: The Hikers


An exhibition of recent works by American artist Rashid Johnson. The exhibition brings together ceramic tile mosaics, collaged paintings, and a large-scale sculpture that address Johnson’s recurring interest in currents of anxiety and escapism created by the political and social turmoil felt across the United States and around the globe. The exhibition borrows its title from Johnson’s latest film, a centerpiece of the exhibition, shot earlier this year on location in the mountains of Colorado.
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Opening Receptions, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Rashid Johnson: The Hikers

Film | Suite Habana (2003): Pulses of the City


A documentary focusing on a day in the lives of 13 habaneros, from a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome, to a ballet dancer, to a 79-year-old lady who sells peanuts on the street. The film has no dialogue, using sound and images to evoke emotional effect. Variety called it "a lyrical, meticulously crafted and...melancholy homage to the battered but resilient inhabitants of a battered but resilient city." Directed by Fernando Perez 85 min.
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Films, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Suite Habana (2003): Pulses of the City

Opening Reception | The 15th International Alternative Processes Competition: Group Show


An exhibition featuring the winning entries from the 15th International Alternative Processes Competition, a gallery artists' group show and a solo show of the work of Bill Schwab.
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Opening Receptions, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, The 15th International Alternative Processes Competition: Group Show

Discussion | Can Financial Planning Be Spiritual?


Do you consider yourself too "spiritual" to care about your finances? Think again! Hunter College Professor of Religion Constantina Rhodes introduces you to classic teachings on prosperity consciousness that can help you acquire a healthy, practical, courageous, and spiritually sound attitude toward your financial life. Based on Prof. Rhodes's original translations of ancient Sanskrit texts, this class offers basic concepts and guided exercises to help you remove debilitating blocks and take charge of your financial wellbeing. Constantina Rhodes, PhD teaches in the Program in Religion at CUNY's Hunter College and at the New York Open Center. She is the author of Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony.
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Discussions, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Can Financial Planning Be Spiritual?

Workshop | Photography: Reflections and Puddlegramming


Learn to create visual balance and symmetry in a chaotic city through reflective surfaces such as water and glass. Crissibeth Cooper will talk about the techniques she uses to capture these types of images, which will be followed by a photowalk around the Flatiron district to try them out. Award-winning Alpha Collective photographer Crissibeth hails from New York and loves photographing her home city and its beautiful architecture. Fascinated by patterns, lines, and symmetry, these elements can be found throughout her photos. She has been a suggested user on Instagram and EyeEm, and her work can be found on Getty Images. She has been exhibited in multiple galleries and publications, including on the Highline in NYC. Crissibeth has been in the Alpha Collective since 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signing | 3 New Photography Books


A book signing and conversation with distinguished faculty Elinor Carucci, Andrew Moore and Steel Stillman regarding their latest photographic publications. The three artists will jointly discuss the themes and working methods that weave through Carucci's Midlife (The Monacelli Press; 2019), Moore's Blue Alabama (Damiani; 2019) and Stillman's Analogy (Hassla; 2019).
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Author Reading | And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks


Lawrence Weschler’s And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? is a biographical memoir of his 35-year friendship with the late neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Upon its publication, Weschler joins in a discussion about “the poet laureate of medicine” (The New York Times) with Laura J. Snyder (author of Eye of the Beholder).
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

Film | Atlantics (2019): Cannes Award-Winning Film


Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada's wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. Director: Mati Diop 104 minutes
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Films, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Atlantics (2019): Cannes Award-Winning Film

Author Reading | Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism


Gordon Bunshaft’s landmark 1952 design for Lever House reshaped the Manhattan skyline and elevated the reputation of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the firm where he would spend more than 40 years as a partner. His legacy endures in the corporate headquarters, museums, and libraries that were built in his distinctive modernist style. Although this enigmatic architect left behind few records and famously claimed “the building speaks for itself,” architecture historian Nicholas Adams discerns in his work as a tension between his ambition for acclaim as a singular artistic genius and the collaborative structure of SOM’s architectural partnership. Join us for a talk that examines Bunshaft’s work in a critical context at a time when the future of his some of his iconic works is very much in question.
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Author Reading | Proust Latino: A Great Writer's Influences


Rubén Gallo explores the presence of Latin America in Proust’s life and work. The novelist lived in an era shaped by French colonial expansion into the Americas: just before his birth, Napoleon III installed Maximilian as emperor of Mexico, and during the 1890s France was shaken by the Panama Affair, a financial scandal linked to the construction of the canal in which thousands of French citizens lost their life savings.
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Lecture | Splendor of the Hispanic World: Hispanic Society Museum and Library


The Hispanic Society Museum and Library, located on Broadway and 155th Street, was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) as a museum and research library dedicated to the art and culture of the Hispanic world.  The collections are unparalleled in their scope and quality, focusing on all facets of art, literature, and culture in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines up to the early twentieth century. Masterworks include works by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla; sculpture by Pedro de Mena and Luisa Roldán; Latin American paintings by Vázquez, López de Arteaga, Rodríguez Juárez, and Campeche; as well as masterpieces in all areas of the decorative arts. In his presentation, Senior Curator Dr. Marcus B. Burke will explore the fascinating history of the Hispanic Society, survey examples of some of the greatest treasures, and touch on the institutions's ambitious plans for the future.
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Film | The Prosecutors (2018): Fighting for Victims of Rape During War


Sexual violence, sometimes on a mass scale, is a major feature of contemporary conflicts. This is a documentary about three dedicated lawyers who fight to ensure that perpetrators of rape in war do not escape justice.  It was filmed over five years on three continents and takes viewers to the Congo, Bosnia and Colombia to track efforts to bring justice to victims. Director: Leslie Thomas 96 min. With a conversation following the screening featuring the film’s creator and director, Emmy Award winner and human rights activist Leslie Thomas, and the film’s director of photography, Juan Arredondo.   
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Ailyn Perez


The second Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features award-winning American soprano Ailyn Perez, who regularly sings leading roles at the world's top opera houses, including the Met and La Scala. This season at the Met she will be Mimi in La Boheme (October 25-November 21) and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra (April 10-25).
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Talks, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Ailyn Perez

Slide Lecture | Criminal Justice and the Arts


Phyllis Kornfeld, an art educator who has been teaching art in US prisons for nearly forty years, will present an illustrated lecture featuring artwork by incarcerated people from across the country. Kornfeld will speak about the ability of these works to express beauty, dignity, creativity, and even humor and joy, as well as her first-hand experiences with the artists.  
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Discussion | Regeneration: What It Means in Cultural and Political Terms


The Kitchen L.A.B. (Language, Art, Bodies) is a year-long series that brings together artists and writers across disciplines to unpack how the meaning of artistic and cultural terms may shift—and become more resonant or ambiguous—over time. This year, the series considers the term “regeneration” as it pertains to creating something new; as it relates to recycling or re-purposing historic issues or material; and, within the broader cultural and political landscape, as it intersects with the historical question of whether to bring about change through revolution or reform. The event features Sara Magenheimer, James Allister Sprang, Greg Tate and Avram Fefer.
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Talk | The Most Urgent Issues Facing Art Critics Today


Courtney J. Martin's timely and provocative talk will confront some of the most urgent issues facing art critics today. Sure to invite further discussion and critical thought, Martin's talk will draw from recent writings and events to address a number of pressing problems that must be worked through for the field of art criticism to move forward.
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Concert | The Piano Music of Josep Prohens


Catalan composer Josep Prohens and pianist Andreu Riera will join us for a retrospective celebration of Prohens' piano works. Prohens was the first recipient of the Foundation for Iberian Music's Composer's Commission in 2005, for which he wrote Dreams/Somnis for solo piano. (Click on the above link to listen.) Prohens has been composing since 1978 and is the author of Ensenyament de la música a Felanitx (The Teaching of Music in Felanitx), about music education in his hometown. He has lectured at Conservatori Professional de Música de Felanitx since 1972 and has served on the composition faculty at conservatories throughout the Balearic Islands. He is also president of Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Sebastián of the Balearic Islands.  Prohens and Riera both teach currently at the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears. Riera recently released an album of Prohens piano works, Ficció, and he also appeared on the 2017 album Impressions. Riera has won numerous piano prizes, including the Infanta Cristina (Madrid), Caja Postal in Madrid, Alonso Competition in the city of Valencia, Frederic Mompou (Barcelona), Jacinto Guerrero and the Mozart Competition, Salzburg Mozarteum. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, including right here in NYC, with Perspectives Ensemble (a resident ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music). The concert will include Prohens' commission, Somnis, "La Llum" from Ombres, and his new work Ficció, among many more.
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Screening | 2 Short Films: Abroad / Like Salt


Abroad - Jad and Rania, a Lebanese immigrant couple living in New York, struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the entertainment industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle-Eastern actors. The combined pressures of juggling multiple day jobs and living so far from home begin to eat away at Jad, while Rania relishes the struggle. These differences are brought to light on the day that Jad proposes to Rania, and their relationship is put to a test as it becomes clear that their time abroad has left them yearning for different things. Like Salt - When living in diaspora turns into a boxing match, one learns to fight with bare knuckles. Hala, an Arab American female boxer in New York City, and Kendrick, an African American jazz musician, improvise their way through a passive-aggressive America.
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Poetry Reading | 3 Women Poets


Featuring: Alicia Mountain, Maya C. Popa, and Carmen Giménez Smith
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Poetry Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, 3 Women Poets

Author Reading | Dictionary of the Undoing: In Defense of Words and Their Meaning


For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even indulgent. Action was the only reasonable response. He took to the streets in protest, and the sense of community and collective conviction felt right. But the assaults continued—on citizens’ rights and long-held compacts, on the core principles of our culture and civilization, and on our language itself. Words seemed to be losing the meanings they once had and Freeman was compelled to return to their defense. The result is his Dictionary of the Undoing.
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dictionary of the Undoing: In Defense of Words and Their Meaning

Film | I Am My Own Woman (1992): Escaping the Nazis as a Transgender Person


Passionate furniture collector and museum founder Charlotte von Mahlsdorf survived the Nazi regime and the GDR as a trans woman. In this film -- part biopic, part documentary -- she takes the viewer on a guided tour of her life. Director: Rosa von Praunheim 95 min. In German with English subtitles.
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Author Reading | Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall


A skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between newspapers and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. Stories of murder have never been just about killers and victims. Instead, crime stories take the shape of their times to reflect cultural notions and prejudices. In Indecent Advances, James Polchin recounts the lurid and euphemistic queer stories from the crime pages that reveal the history of violence against queer men.
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Author Reading | It's All in Your Head: Get Out of Your Way


An inspirational book by self-made musical superstar Russ, reminding you that it starts with YOU, to believe in yourself, and to get out of your own way. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Reincarnation Stories: Underground Cartooning


Underground cartoonist Kim Deitch discusses the mysteries of past lives and the alchemical storytelling process by which great comics are created in this presentation of his latest work of autobiographical fiction.
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Author Reading | The Movie Musical!: Homage to a Genre


For anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies, do they have an event for you. From Fred Astaire to Gene Kelly to Shirley Temple to Elvis and beyond, leading film historian Jeanine Basinger's new book examines the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals. Author and Broadway theater manager Tom Santopietro joins the conversation.
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Author Reading | The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns


Every year, millions of people move to a new country. From war refugees to corporate expats, migrants constantly reshape their places of origin and arrival. Arranged into four parts (Departures, Arrivals, Generations, and Returns), The Penguin Book of Migration Literature ranges widely across centuries, continents, and literary genres. The volume brings together such luminaries as foreword author, National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Edwidge Danticat, Zadie Smith, Marjane Satrapi, and Salman Rushdie, along with emerging writers like Warsan Shire and Deepak Unnikrishnan. The first global anthology on migration gives readers a unique a visceral understanding of our rapidly changing world, through the eyes of those at the center of that change.  
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Author Readings, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns

Lecture | Architecture of Migration


Lecturer Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is an assistant professor at Barnard College and specializes in histories of architecture, modernity, and migration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work examines histories of architecture, craft, settlement, and land, experiences of migration and territorial partition, and constructions of the past through architectural practice, pedagogy, and discourse.
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Lectures, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Architecture of Migration

Lecture | Dance Archives: performance, silent films, and more..


In an era before film, Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman helped invent American modern dance. These artists were also among the first donors to the NYPL dance archives. For this special program, dancer, researcher, and choreographer Adam Weinert hosts an archive dive, with live performances of long lost early modern dances, silent films, photographs, and commentary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dance Archives: performance, silent films, and more..

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Christopher Cahoon Hunter Gause Grant Jacoby
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Dance Performances, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers. With: Jim Mendrinos Wes Hazard Bob Greenberg and more Followed by an open mic.
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Discussion | On the Fate of the Earth


Join internationally-renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy for a rare US appearance, in conversation with journalist and activist Naomi Klein, in which she will discuss life on earth at the brink of environmental crisis. Humanity is at a cross-roads, facing two possible futures. One sees ecological collapse and dispossession of billions people and wildlife, provoked by unchecked corporate greed. A more hopeful future has its roots in the millions joining a movement to save our planet.
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Master Class | Percussion Master Class With Marimba Player


Eriko Daimo (Marimba Masters Part I); Jonathan Haas, director. Recent performances of marimba player Eriko Daimo include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, as well as recital tours over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Jonathan Haas is an orchestral timpanist. The New York Times wrote about him: "Wherever one finds a percussion instrument waiting to be rubbed, shook, struck or strummed, he is probably nearby, ready to fulfill his duties with consummate expertise ... he is a masterful percussionist." He has been profiled and reviewed over the years in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sydney Morning Herald, and more.
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Discussion | The Podcasting Revolution: Podcasting Now


Bringing some of the most innovative contemporary podcast producers and hosts together, this series will delve into the issues of storytelling, politics, funding, and representation that occupy today’s podcasters. Podcasting Now features Jesse Thorn (Bullseye), John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman), Mike Pesca (The Gist), Ellen Horne (Radiolab), and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, founder of Lantigua Williams & Co.
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Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev


Program: Chopin: Impromptu No.2 in F-sharp major, Op.36; Nocturne, Op.48; Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53 Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, Op.2 Camargo Guarnieri: Toccata Liszt: Etudes d'execution transcendante, S.139 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109 Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83 Emerging piano talent Giorgi Gigashvili makes his anticipated New York City debut this fall with Music of the Americas, after winning the International Piano Competition.
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev

Reading | Writers on Proof


At the Double Take reading series, poets, novelists, editors, and artists are invited to create and share an original work in response to a single, open-ended prompt, in this instance: Proof. As a result, apexart audiences experience a one-of-a-kind evening of stories and reflections. Featuring contributions from: Anselm Berrigan Joanna Ebenstein Regan Good Dawnie Walton
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Talk | The Distinguished Writers Series: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah


Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's debut short-story collection Friday Black was a New York Times bestseller, an L.A. Times bestseller and a Boston Globe best seller. It won the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and was a finalist a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the John Gardner Award, among others. Adjei-Brenyah was named a "5 Under 35" honoree by the National Book Foundation.
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Talks, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, The Distinguished Writers Series: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Classical Music | Works By Modern Composers


New Juilliard Ensemble performs works by modern composers. Joel Sachs, conductor. Program Julian Anderson (U.K.) Van Gogh Blue Oleg Felzer (Azerbaijan/U.S.) Vestige Deirdre Gribbin (Northern Ireland) How to Make the Water Sound Narong Prangcharoen (Thailand) Far From Home Alfredo Rugeles Resistencia y resiliencia Eric Tanguy (France) Afterwards
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Classical Music | Works By Prokofiev, Dukas And More


Nico Olarte-Hayes, conductor. Program Dukas La Peri Fanfare Rene Orth Chasing Light Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 Barber Essay for Orchestra, Op.12 Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
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Concerts, November 12, 2019, 11/12/2019, Works By Prokofiev, Dukas And More
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