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46 free events take place on Wednesday, November 13 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 13 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 Jazz Trio of International Acclaim
free events nyc American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
free events nyc The Story of Tap: Includes Screening of Video Clips
free events nyc Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
free events nyc Russian 20th Century Impressionism Through a Painter's Eye
free events nyc The Humorist (2019): A Soviet Stand-Up Comedian
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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 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Boot Camp

Symposium | Threats to the Brazilian Environment and Environmental Policy


This workshop aims to broaden understand and generate awareness in the United States regarding the environmental crisis in Brazil. This gathering of scholars and activists from a myriad of fields and sectors expands beyond the law comprehension, critically evaluating the situation under a US-Brazil perspective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Threats to the Brazilian Environment and Environmental Policy

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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10:00 am
Free
Tours, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Birding Basics: The Ramble


Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Ramble, a vibrant woodland habitat and a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths. Explore its variety of wildlife, while learning tips and tricks for spotting and identifying birds. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.
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Tours, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Birding Basics: The Ramble

Discussion | Tell Your Story On Your Resume 


Learn how to communicate your value by telling people about what you have done: your accomplishments and your stories. There are many things a resume has to be. Our primary job is to make it our best advocate. This session will focus on conveying how you contributed to your successes so that the reader is reaching for the phone. 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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Film | George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973): Five Time Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama Including Best Picture


A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. Director: George Lucas. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat. In 1995 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. American Graffiti got five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing. The film won Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) at the 31st Golden Globe Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:15 am
Free
Films, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973): Five Time Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama Including Best Picture

Lecture | Towards Anonymous and Metadata Private Communication at Internet Scale


As the world becomes more connected, privacy is becoming harder to maintain. From social media services to Internet service providers to state-sponsored mass-surveillance programs, many outlets collect sensitive information about the users and the communication between them – often without the users ever knowing about it. In response, many Internet users have turned to end-to-end encryption, like Signal and TLS, to protect the content of the communication. Unfortunately, these works do little to hide the metadata of the communication, such as when and with whom a user is communicating. In scenarios where the metadata are sensitive, encryption alone is not sufficient to ensure users’ privacy. Speaker Srini Devadas is the Webster Professor of EECS at MIT where he has been on the faculty since 1988.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Towards Anonymous and Metadata Private Communication at Internet Scale

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.
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Tours, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Forum | Human Rights on the Frontlines


Presentations by participants in the 2019 Human Rights Advocates Program: With: -- Charbonnel Nodjigoto, Association Jeunesse pour la Paix et la Non Violence, Chad -- Cecilia Ramírez Pérez, International Indigenous Women's Forum, Mexico -- Ektaa Deochand, Section 27, South Africa -- Joanita Warry Ssenfuka, Freedom and Roam Uganda, Uganda -- Mariano Ruiz, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Committee, Argentina -- Maria Abrahamyan, For Equal Rights Educational Center, Armenia -- Platon Shamaev, Algys- Blagosloveniye (Algys-Blessing), Russia -- Wisdom Kwame Bebli, Solace Initiative, Ghana -- Ying Xin, Beijing LGBT Center, China
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Human Rights on the Frontlines

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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Concerts, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Bach at Noon

Screening | American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake


A 1970 rehearsal of American Ballet Theatre's David Blair staging of Swan Lake, featuring Cynthia Gregory in the dual role of Odette/Odile. This is a film of an on-stage rehearsal, with piano music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake

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-December 11, 2019
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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 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Jazz | Jazz Trio of International Acclaim


The songs of jazz pianist and composer Ronny Whyte will be performed by a group of musicians including the composer himself. Performers Daryl Sherman, Eric Comstock, Ben Cassara, Alex Leondard, Richard Holbrook, Josh Richman, Boots Maleson, Ray Marchica and Ronny Whyte. Ronny White is considered an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. An ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, his lyric Forget the Woman was recorded by Tony Bennett and his music for The Party Upstairs won the MAC Award for Best Song of 2006. The Ronny Whyte Trio has performed in concerts at Carnegie/Weill Hall, New York's Town Hall, Washington's Corcoran Gallery and the Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelpha. Abroad he has starred in Paris, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Sao Paolo, Caracas, and Johannesburg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10.00 suggested donation
Concerts, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Jazz Trio of International Acclaim

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 | Ghosts of Mississippi (1996): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama With Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg


A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader. 130 min. Director: Rob Reiner. Starring Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg.  Ghosts of Mississippi had two Academy Award nominations for for Best Supporting Actor and Best Makeup. 
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Films, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama With Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg

Lecture | Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics


In a capitalist system, consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do actors assess the future if this future is open and uncertain? In this talk, Professor Jens Beckert attempts to add a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by demonstrating how fictional expectations drive modern economies--or throw them into crisis--when the imagined futures fail to materialize. Collectively held images of how the future will unfold are critical because they free economic actors from paralyzing doubt, enabling them to commit resources and coordinate decisions even if those expectations prove inaccurate. Since they are not confined to empirical reality, fictional expectations are a source of creativity in the economy.
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics

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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Lecture | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Lesson | Find Your Irish Ancestor


Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
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Lecture | Class Identities and Attitudes Towards Immigration and Race Among Working-Class Whites


With: Monica McDermott, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, and Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Class Identities and Attitudes Towards Immigration and Race Among Working-Class Whites

Performance | I've Got A Song!: A Living History of the McCarthy Era


Written and performed by Nancy Hood with narration and musical accompaniment by Barry Brown, I've Got A Song! depicts Nancy's childhood experiences growing up in a leftist family during the McCarthy Era. Complementing the stories is a musical selection ranging from spirituals to union songs, haunting love ballads to humorous tunes of social significance. A backdrop of family photographs and newspaper clippings completes this living history lesson that spans the mid-'40s through the early '60s. Evoking laughter and tears, this program draws the audience into a child's courageous struggle with adversity and persecution. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Performances, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, I've Got A Song!: A Living History of the McCarthy Era

Opening Reception | Becoming: Student Photography


An exhibition of work by BFA Photography and Video students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Do Stand So Close: My Improbable Adventure as Sting's Guitarist


Welcome Jeffrey Lee Campbell taking us on journey with his captivating memoir, recounting Campbell's glamorous (and grueling) twenty-five country, six-continent trial by fire on Sting's "Nothing Like The Sun World Tour". Campbell is a guitarist, composer, and producer. He has been a professional musician for over forty years - thirty and counting in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Do Stand So Close: My Improbable Adventure as Sting's Guitarist

Author Reading | Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World


Esquire writer Jeff Gordiner talks about his new book. He's joined by David Kamp, author of The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation.
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Opening Reception | Mike Kelley: A Singular Approach to Painting


Over the course of his influential four-decade career, Mike Kelley generated a remarkably diverse oeuvre in an array of media, conflating high and low culture, critiquing prevailing aesthetic conventions, and colliding the sacred with the profane. This exhibition is the first in New York to focus on Kelley’s singular approach to painting as a conceptual medium. Featuring paintings from series that span a 15 year period, 1994 through 2009, the exhibition traces Kelley’s engagement with the medium through bodies of work including The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter), a series of oval-shaped paintings on wood; Timeless Painting, which signified Kelley’s distinct return to painting in color.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Paul Maheke: Levant


Levant is an installation by French artist and choreographer Paul Maheke incorporating a video made in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Ligia Lewis and experimental musician Melika Ngombe Kolongo, aka Nkisi. The three practitioners have come together around their shared desire to challenge the field of representation. They propose new, more abstract visual, sonic, and spatial forms by reconsidering their histories through non-human or invisible subjectivities and corporalities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Paul Maheke: Levant

Workshop | Resume Renovation


John Crant shows how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. The topics to be discussed are; Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’. John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Resume Renovation

Classical Music | Sonatenabend performs


Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
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Discussion | The New Made in Italy: Fashion and Film


The video Cesare Attolini: Made in Naples will be presented and discussed by Eugenia Paulicelli, Massimo Mascolo and Claudio Napoli.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, The New Made in Italy: Fashion and Film

Author Reading | The Art of Reading in Modern Europe: The Myths That Started It All


We live in a world where methods of communication and of thought change faster than they ever did before. What does this mean for literature? Looking at the risks and new challenges that are taking shape today, Lina Bolzoni's book looks back to the past in order to resurface the great myths that nourished the reading experiences at the start of the modern world: myths filled with allure, both powerful and fragile; inexorably distant, they observe us with "a familiar glance." In English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, The Art of Reading in Modern Europe: The Myths That Started It All

Lecture | Character Traits: or, Can the Early Twentieth Century Please End?


The literature of early twentieth-century typographic industries presented a highly edited view of lettering history in support of their own products. The result was an historical sleight of hand that presented the period's technological and aesthetic presumptions as timeless fact. These late-Industrial aesthetics continue to exert a disproportionate influence on contemporary digital type design. In this talk, Russell Maret will attempt to tease out a different historical view of lettering, one that proposes that Industrial aesthetics should not be treated as the rule but the aberration in letter design. Along the way, he'll touch on related topics such as Is legibility worth it? Are digital letterforms type? and other hot-button issues.
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Character Traits: or, Can the Early Twentieth Century Please End?

Lecture | From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth


The Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez looks at the role of narrative in our contemporary lives. Vásquez examines how technological transformations have changed the way we use stories to interpret the world. In the society of “fake news,” what is the place of fiction? Is imaginative writing of any consequence in the time of post-truth? Vásquez questions the impact of new technologies on our relationship to literature and considers the way literature shapes our moral and political landscape.
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth

Poetry Reading | New Poetry: Birthright / Do Not Return


Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories, an American Library Association/Sophie Brody Medal honor title for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. Birthright is her first book of poems. Julia Knobloch, author of Do Not Return is a former documentary filmmaker, a member of the Sweet Action poetry collective, and the recipient of a 2017 Brooklyn Poets Fellowship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, New Poetry: Birthright / Do Not Return

Lecture | Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Space in 19th Century Cuba


Dr. Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya will discuss the interconnections between social relationships, material processes of production, and visual economies of plantation life. The analysis looks at the ways in which the shift from local/regional to global levels of sugar production determined specific spatial reconfigurations of the plantation itself, the Island of Cuba, and more specifically the housing arrangements for slaves, i.e., from bohios to barracones. What is the relationship between the reconfiguration of space (both inside the plantation and on the Island of Cuba); the material processes of producing sugar (given its particularities as different from coffee, tobacco, or other commodities); and how do both of these factors interplay with the social relations of everyday life?
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Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Space in 19th Century Cuba

Talk | The Story of Tap: Includes Screening of Video Clips


Between 1998 and 2018, a series of evenings known as "The Story of Tap" were held at Dixon Place. Each night featured conversation with tap dancers and musicians, led by Hank Smith, and focused on personal stories connected to the art of tap dancing. Over the years, guests included The Copasetics, Buster Brown, Michela Marino Lerman, Dianne Walker, Harold Cromer, Marion Coles, Tina Pratt, Jason Samuels Smith, Derick Grant, Ayodele Casel, Michelle Dorrance, Frank Owens and Mable Lee. Hank Smith will talk alongside video clips and dancing about how he came to develop this series.
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6:30 pm
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Talks, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, The Story of Tap: Includes Screening of Video Clips

Film | Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer: A Beloved Cultural Figure


An acclaimed documentary of Isaiah Sheffer, a beloved cultural figure in New York City. Sheffer’s life and work are shared lovingly via intercuts of archival material, interviews with friends and colleagues, and stage performances. The film delves into the life of the man whom many knew only as the host of Selected Shorts on public radio, or the driving force and artistic director of Symphony Space, or the originator of Bloomsday on Broadway, or the comic genius behind the Thalia Follies. Director: Catherine Tambini 53 min.
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Author Reading | Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War


From the bestselling author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes the spellbinding, epic account of the dramatic conclusion of the Civil War. S. C. Gwynne addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take command of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later.
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Author Reading | Only Americans Burn in Hell: A Comic Novel


This is not the future you were promised. You know the rules. If you still want to play the game of American life, then you had better learn to lie. Kneel before false gods. Pretend to care about the ruling class and their illusions. Keep your head down. Pray that no one sees you. But what if someone had forgotten how to lie, and had written a book that destroyed their hopes of a literary career? Look no further: This is Jarett Kobek's comic novel about: - The Queen of Fairy Land and her misadventures in Los Angeles - A Saudi prince practicing Neoliberal philanthropy by day and sexual torture by night - #MeToo - Christianity - The structure of social complicity. - Millions of dead Muslims - The enduring importance of kindness Just remember: every suicide needs its note. 
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Author Reading | Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale


Author Adam Minter will be discussing and signing his new release, a journey into the surprising afterlives of our former possessions.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Author Reading | Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey


Tehran Children is the true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. Mikhal Dekel, the daughter of one of these children, spent eight years traveling five in countries and researching in twelve archives to write this account of Jewish refuge in Muslim lands. Blending memoir with historical research, Mikhal Dekel reveals a new Holocaust narrative: “one whose central image is not the concentration camp or the secret hiding place in the attic, but something much more disjointed: the constant fleeing from place to place, the shifting of allegiances and identity."
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Film | The Humorist (2019): A Soviet Stand-Up Comedian


The story of a Soviet stand-up comedian caught between public adoration and the oppressive censorship of a derelict regime. Directed by Mikhail Idov 100 min. In Russian with English subtitles
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7:00 pm
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Films, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, The Humorist (2019): A Soviet Stand-Up Comedian

Master Class | Principal Tubist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra


Dan Peck has served as the Principal Tubist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He has also performed with other orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and American Symphony.
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Concerts, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Principal Tubist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra

Lecture | Russian 20th Century Impressionism Through a Painter's Eye


Viktor Butko will introduce to you images of the important Russian Impressionists. It's a wonderful period to discover, with paintings full of life, light and bucolic simplicity. In particular, he will discuss the unique phenomenon of the Academic Dacha of Repin and the artists who created paintings there and went down in the history of Soviet art. Butko's grandfather, Viktor Chulovich was a first-ranked Social Realist and Viktor's first teacher. Butko also had the good fortune to study with the late Aleksei Gritsai. Viktor's is a story of coming of age in the end of the Soviet times, surrounded by the art of his forebears, their children and grandchildren. His unique life experience allows him to speak on artists that are of towering importance in Russia today, but hardly known on American soil. He will talk about the artists, not as an art historian but through the prism of his memories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Lectures, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Russian 20th Century Impressionism Through a Painter's Eye

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. With: ADRIEN BEHN (The Best of RISK!) MYKA FOX (Comedy Central, SNL Weekend Update) JEFF SIMMERMON (This American Life)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show

Discussion | The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson


An intimate conversation about the life and work of Emily Dickinson with poet Marie Howe, author of Magdalene and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, and Madeleine Olnek, director of the 2018 film Wild Nights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson
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Play | A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner

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