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56 free events take place on Tuesday, November 19 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 19 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 | 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.
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Workshops, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, 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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Lesson | How To Use LinkedIn For Your Job Search


Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
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Lessons, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, How To Use LinkedIn For Your Job Search

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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Book Signing | Passions: A Book Signing with Nicolas Sarkozy, the Former President of France


"All of my life I have been lucky, very lucky, perhaps even too lucky when I think of those who don't have any other choice but to face the grayness of a despairing and, often, painful daily life. That is not to say that I was spared of hardships. I had my share of professional and personal failures. I even have the impression of having had to pay a high price for success. But never ever have I been bored. As far back as I can remember, I have been able to live passionately, to meet exceptional people, and to be face to face with events that history will remember. Passion and the need to be engaged have always been present in the heart of my identity. Deep down, if I do not know the why of this inclination that is so anchored in myself, at least I have had the desire to explain the how. I took a lot of time before embarking on this path of truth that I want to be as sincere as possible, even if I know it will be, by nature, relative. " -- Nicolas Sarkozy
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Book Signings, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Passions: A Book Signing with Nicolas Sarkozy, the Former President of France

Film | Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers


On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. 114 min. Director: Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena.  Bumblebee grossed $127.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $336.1 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $463.3 million, against an estimated production budget of $135 million.
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Films, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Bumblebee (2018): Return Of The Hero From Transformers

Film | Good Boys (2019): Six Graders In A Series Of Misadventures


Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. 90 min. Director: Gene Stupnitsky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon.  As of October 29, 2019, Good Boys has grossed $83.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $27.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $110.6 million.
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Films, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Good Boys (2019): Six Graders In A Series Of Misadventures

Lecture | A Religious Awakening: Faith-Based Responses to the Rise of Illiberal Nationalism


Across the globe, appeals to tribalism and xenophobia are gaining strength. Moderation seems to have faded from many political systems across the globe. There is a serious diminution of trust in democratic institutions to address the challenges of this century and a corresponding willingness to support alternative political systems. As a 2017 Pew survey reveals, “… large numbers in many nations would entertain political systems that are inconsistent with liberal democracy.”   Speaker Tobias Cremer, advisor to the German Parliament, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Foreign Office's strategic communication unit, is completing his doctorate at Cambridge with doctoral research focusing on the relationship between religion and the new wave of right-wing populism in Western Europe and North America.
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Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, A Religious Awakening: Faith-Based Responses to the Rise of Illiberal Nationalism

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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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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Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Film | A Streetcar Named Desire (1951): Four time Oscar Winning Drama By Elia Kazan


Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. 122 min. Director: Elia Kazan. Starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter. The movie is adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name. In 1999, A Streetcar Named Desire was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". A Streetcar Named Desire won four awards at the 24th Academy Awards. The film set an Oscar record when it became the first film to win in three acting categories (a feat only since matched by Network). The awards it won were for Actress in a Leading Role (Leigh), Actor in a Supporting Role (Malden), Actress in a Supporting Role (Hunter), and Art Direction. Upon release of the film, Marlon Brando, virtually unknown at the time of the play's casting, rose to prominence as a major Hollywood film star, and received the first of four consecutive Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
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Films, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951): Four time Oscar Winning Drama By Elia Kazan

Performance | My Harlem 'Tis of Thee: A Changing Neighborhood


A concert, staged reading and a visual exhibit of a new theatrical work exploring the dynamics of change on this legendary landscape: Harlem.
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Discussion | Not Quite Lost in Translation: Mexico-Japan Cultural Relations


In this panel, Jerry Carlson will discuss the TV series El Dragon, a Spanish-language crime drama television series (filmed in Mexico, Japan, Spain, and Miami) created by Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte for Televisa and Univision. Jerry Carlson is Director of the Cinema Studies Program in the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College, CUNY. He is a specialist in narrative theory, global independent film, and the cinemas of the Americas. Carlson is an active producer, director, and writer with multiple Emmy Awards. Araceli Tinajero will talk about the Hispanics in living in Japan at the moment (particularly Mexicans and Spanish). This is based on her new book, A Cultural History of the Spanish Speaking People in Japan. Araceli Tinajero (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Professor of Spanish at the Graduate Center and City College of New York, CUNY. Her research interests are Orientalisms, Modernismo, reading history, travel writing and biography, transoceanic studies, Mexican, Caribbean and Latino literatures in comparative perspective.
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Author Reading | Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains


Award-winning photographer Eric Meola discusses his new book.
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Opening Reception | Karl Fritsch: Over 100 Unorthodox Ring Iterations 


Amajor exhibition of work by renowned artist and jeweler Karl Fritsch. With over 100 unorthodox ring iterations on display, one will experience the full spectrum and play of Karl Fritsch. In an explosion of creative energy over the last year, Fritsch has combined what seems to be endless variations of precious stones with non-traditional materials. Often times cutting and carving the stones himself, Fritsch has opened up an entirely new range of possibilities that build up—and dismantle—classic notions and categories of the good and the beautiful.
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Opening Reception | Portable Landscapes: Memories and Imaginaries of Refugee Modernism


Curated by Inga Lace, Katherine Carl, Andra Silapetere and Solvita Krese, the group exhibit is a part of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art four-year project "Portable Landscapes," which begins with the stories of the exiled, émigré Latvian artists of the Hell's Kitchen collective, and extends into contemporary international artistic voices, locating all within broader context of the context of 20th century art history, and wider processes of migration and globalization.
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Discussion | Building Community through Fashion in Harlem


Fashion anthropologist Mikaila Brown in for a discussion of gentrification, fashion, and the changing landscape of New York. Speaking with the owners of some of the longest standing boutiques in Harlem, Dr. Brown will explore how changing neighbor dynamics affect their experience as small business owners, fashion innovators, and community members.
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Classical Music | Piano Recital


Taiwanese born classical pianist Ching-Yun Hu performed in many prestigious concert venues in the United States and abroad, including her debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill's Recital Hall, her orchestra debut in Sao Paulo, across Europe at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK and Munich's Gasteig, and gave a ten-concert tour of South Africa.
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Bizet


PROGRAM Georges Bizet (1838-1875) Carmen, Act II Jake Heggie (b. 1961) Camille Claudel: Into the Fire (2012) With: Giordana Fiori, piano
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Author Reading | Sorted: A Transgender Memoir


Sorted is an unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties.  Part memoir, part educational guide, Sorted is a frank, humorous narrative of growing up with some unintended baggage. Jackson Bird is a YouTube creator and LGBTQ+ advocate dedicated to demystifying the transgender experience. His TED Talk “How to talk (and listen) to transgender people” has been viewed over a million times. Jackson is a recipient of the GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator Award.
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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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Poetry Reading | Frolic and Detour: The Latest from Pulitzer-Winning Poet Paul Muldoon


Poet Paul Muldoon launches his 13th book of poetry. Muldoon, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, is "one of the great poets of the past hundred years, who can be everything in his poems - word-playful, lyrical, hilarious, melancholy. And angry." - Roger Rosenblatt, New York Times Book Review Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.


The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph, cheesecake with a Dadaist twist, made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety.  Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. Author Lili Anolik is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
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Film | The Mad Masters (1955): French "Ethnofiction" Documentary


Les Maîtres fous (The Mad Masters) is an “ethnofiction” made by French ethnologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, about ritual practices associated with trance and possession among the Hanoukas in Niger. 36 min. After the screening, Serge Margel will discuss the film and draw links between the theme of possession and colonialism, and explore articulations between trance and cinema, which Rouch called “ciné-transe.”
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Films, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The Mad Masters (1955): French "Ethnofiction" Documentary

Author Reading | What Is Missing: A Novel


In mid-life, a year after the death of her husband, half-American, half-Italian writer and translator Costanza returns to the pension in Florence where she lived out some of the happiest days of her youth. While there, she encounters 17-year-old Andrew, and eventually his father Henry, a New York physician who specializes in fertility. Each character is marked in their own way by heartbreak and loss—but as their lives intersect, they offer each other a means to fill their respective gaps and become whole again. Michael Frank's memoir, The Mighty Franks, was awarded the 2018 JQ Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of 2017 by The Telegraph and The New Statesman. He speaks about his debut novel with Wendy Lesser, the founding and current editor of The Threepenny Review.
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Performance | A Performance-Lecture by a Rapper and Visual Effects Artist


A performance lecture by renowned Brooklyn-based rapper Fat Tony and his collaborative partner in live visual effects James Raymond. Nigerian-American rapper and entertainer Fat Tony has maintained a creative resilience and unbridled enthusiasm through the past decade of his career. His musical footprint has left behind a treasure trove of alternative rap, spread across five albums, dozens of singles and features on tracks by A$AP Rocky, Das Racist and Bun B. Fat Tony's sense of humor and courage to experiment mirrors the counter-cultural hip-hop artists who've inspired him, like De La Soul, Devin the Dude and DJ Screw. James Raymond is a visual artist and motion graphics designer. After graduating from Cal Arts, he created a short film called STIHL with renowned video artist James Benning. though James is an upstate New York native he currently lives in Los Angeles.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing to Cope with Incarceration


Artist Valentino Dixon will share the remarkable way he used drawing as a coping mechanism and a pathway to freedom from incarceration. After receiving a sentence of thirty-eight-and-a-half years to life, Dixon began to draw as a way to adapt to life in prison. For the last twenty years of his incarceration, Dixon used vibrantly colored pencils to draw detailed renderings of golf courses, inspired by images of the sport he had never played. His artworks attracted the attention of the golf community, and ultimately a group of Georgetown University undergraduates, who worked to reopen his case. Dixon was released from Attica Correctional Facility in 2018, twenty-seven years after his initial incarceration. Today, Dixon is a practicing artist and an advocate for sentencing reform.
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Book Club | Mystery Book Club: One Good Deed


Bestselling author David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character: Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he did not commit. Discussion led by Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.  
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Discussion | The Swastika and Symbols of Hate


Steven Heller's new book, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconography Today, posits that the swastika and related signs will forever represent human horror. Rev Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate, believes that the swastika and hakenkreuz (hooked cross) are not the same and that the former is a 20th-century misrepresentation of a century's old religious icon. In a conversation moderated by MA Design Research alumnus and design reporter Anne Quito, the two will discuss the respective significance of the complex ancient mark and its relevance in the current socio-political climate.
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Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate

Talk | The View from Somewhere: Transgender Journalists Resisting “Objectivity”


Media coverage of transgender issues and the visibility of transgender journalists are on the rise. At the same time, “objective and fair” stories of transgender people continue to be reported through the lenses of transphobia, white supremacy, and binary gender. Transgender journalists Meredith Talusan and Lewis Raven Wallace address these problems and discuss how to chart a path of rigorous accountability in the worlds of journalism and nonfiction storytelling.  
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Author Reading | Blood Heir: Framed for Her Father's Murder


When Ana's father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father's murderer on her own. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work - one that threatens the very balance of her world. With author Amelie Wen Zhao.
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Author Reading | Compression: Meaningful and Sustainable Architecture


Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Steven Holl’s landmark book. Sanford Kwinter will engage Holl in conversation. Holl applies concepts from neuroscience, literature, social science, and philosophy to develop the idea of compression: the condensation of material and social forces to create meaningful and sustainable architecture.    
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Book Discussion | Donald Judd Interviews: The Artist in Dialogue


Donald Judd’s contributions in interviews, panels, and extemporaneous conversations are marked by his forthright manner and rigorous thinking, whether in dialogue with art critics, art historians, or his contemporaries. Donald Judd Interviews presents sixty interviews with the artist over the course of four decades, and is the first compilation of its kind.     
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Performance | My Harlem 'Tis of Thee: A Changing Neighborhood


A concert, staged reading and a visual exhibit of a new theatrical work exploring the dynamics of change on this legendary landscape: Harlem.
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Author Reading | Primo Levi: A Life


Author Ian Thomson presents the new edition of his classic biography of Primo Levi. From the Preface: "I did not choose to write Levi’s biography; Levi had no sooner died than a London publishing house approached me. At first I demurred. Intellectually there seemed to be little point in such a book. Levi was a writer of ethical meditation in the school of the Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne, whose work stands as a luminous reflection on the ways of man: I did not feel adequate to the task."
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Film | Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Sender Barayón. A Trip to the Light (2019)


From the Spanish Civil War to a counterculture guru of the sixties, electronic music composer, artist, and writer Ramón Sender Barayón was born in Madrid in 1934. His father was Ramón J. Sender, one of the most renowned Spanish writers of the twentieth century and his mother, Amparo Barayón, was a woman ahead of her time. The Spanish civil war would mark the fate of this family forever. This film is a journey through the twentieth century by Ramón and his memory. 92 min. Director: Luis Olano
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Author Reading | The Backstage of a Dishwashing Webshow: A Graphic Novel


Keren Katz on her latest graphic novel, the process of composing the image sequences in the book as a choreography, and the interactive performances in which they originated. Also, the use of autobiographical writing as a catalyst for generating real life adventures.
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Author Readings, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The Backstage of a Dishwashing Webshow: A Graphic Novel

Film | The Bronx Berlin Connection (2019): Connected by Hip-Hop


The documentary follows a group of young people from Berlin and Paris travelling to and through NYC, driven by one common culture: hip-hop. For the past eleven years, the Bronx Berlin Connection has been able to bring young people from different countries together in order to give them the opportunity to go abroad. All part of the same artistic culture, all talented, this homage is to the young people who discovered each other and in the process discovered themselves as part of a project that brings a glimpse of unity to a world that desperately needs it. Directed by Olad Aden and Aline-Sitoé N'Diaye 123 minutes Directors present for Q&A after screening, followed by dance party with artists from the Bronx Berlin Connection. Refreshments served.
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Book Discussion | The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion


Celebrating the forthcoming Aperture title The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, this conversation will address the radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the black figure and black runway and cover models in the media and art has been a marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. In the book, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent opens up the conversation around the role of the black body in the marketplace; the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image; and the institutional barriers that have historically been an impediment to black photographers participating more fully in the fashion (and art) industries. The panel will include Antwaun Sargent and photographers and alumni Quil Lemons and Renell Medrano. The event will be moderated by educator Kimberly Jenkins. 
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Book Discussions, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion

Author Reading | The Season: A Social History of the Debutante


Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned that it, and debutantes, are not as simple as they seem. The story begins in England six hundred years ago when wealthy fathers needed an efficient way to find appropriate husbands for their daughters. Elizabeth I's exclusive presentations at her court expanded into London's full season of dances, dinners, and courting, extending eventually to the many corners of the British empire and beyond.
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Reading | A Commemoration of Hope – Imre Kertész 90


Late Hungarian author Imre Kertész, who would have turned 90 this November, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2002 for Fatelessness, a novel about a young boy’s experience in the Shoah, which the committee lauded “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.” Ádám Boncz, a renowned Hungarian-American actor who personally knew Kertész, gives the book a personal hint to help us remember the author and his legacy. By giving excerpts of the monodrama adaptation of Fatelessness accompanied by the bittersweet cello play of Tamás Rozs, the evening underlines the gests of desire to live, the instinctual need for survival and the love of life of the main character, even in the most desperate moments in the death camp of Auschwitz. While highlighting Kertész’s haunting and unique voice with which he describes the indescribable, this evening does not intend to substitute the deeply moving experience of reading the novel. It is here to inspire you to read the book. To listen to these words. To remember.
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Readings, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, A Commemoration of Hope &ndash; Imre Kert&eacute;sz 90

Discussion | Al-Qaeda Today


With: Peter Bergen, Mary Galligan, Bruce Hoffman and Mark Stout    
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Talk | Artist Talk: Inside the Culture of House Balls


Gerard H. Gaskin’s photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses” compete for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.
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Performance | Asking for Trouble 2019: Ten-Minute Plays


Do you smell that in the air? It's not the whiff of pumpkin spice and fresh hay bales. It's trouble. Youngblood's annual ten-minute play festival with 24 brand new plays over four separate nights of theatre. Tonight: Super-regret, written by Will Arbery New shoes, written by Jahna Ferron-Smith take me under,  written by Dylan Guerra give it a good sniff, child, written by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz stranger things, written by Andrew Massey ain’t nobody can luv me betta, written by Ife Olujobi
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Lecture | Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer


Thomas Z. Shepard, legendary record producer of dozens of Broadway's most beloved cast albums, will present an interactive sound salon of Harold Prince Broadway hits. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of Prince hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the Library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock's home recordings, Jerome Robbins' choreography notes, Stephen Sondheim's discarded drafts, memos, models, manuscripts, and more.
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Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Broadway Jukebox with Legendary Record Producer

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: Cianci Nicolás Noreña and The Million Underscores Emily Ruiz and Diana Uribe
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Performances, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Five-Star Actor Performs

Lecture | Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake


Born in 1972 in San Leandro, California, speaker Patty Chang has been exhibited at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the Times Museum in Guangzhou, China; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
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Lectures, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Hysterical Geographies and The Wandering Lake

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Master Class | Percussionist Praised By The New York Times


Jonathan Singer (Xylophone and Improvisation Part III); Jonathan Haas, director. Percussionist Jonathan Singer has been praised for his "superb four-mallet technique" (New York Times) and described as an "artistic assault on the sensory order of nitrous oxide." His solo appearances include performances with the Detroit Symphony and Grammy-winning Nighthawks. As the leader of the Brooklyn-based novelty band, Xylopholks, Singer has performed across the United States, India, Japan, Brazil, and Canada and on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, City Center, 92nd Y, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jonathan Haas is an orchestral timpanist. The New York Times wrote: "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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Concerts, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Percussionist Praised By The New York Times

Talk | Photographer Talk: The Culture of House Balls


Gerard H. Gaskin’s photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses” compete for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.
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Concerts, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Chamber Music and Wine
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Concerts, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Chamber Music by Saint-Saens and More

Concert | Works By Grammy Winning Composer 


Patricia Ruggles, mezzo-soprano; Robert Romano, clarinet; Paul Zeigler, piano. A concert of original music by Paul Zeigler. Argentinian composer and pianist Ziegler's 2017 album, Jazz Tango won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. His  2005 release, Bajo Cero, won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album. "...a lustrous vision...a brilliant concept...symphonic in dynamic range and scope...Zeigler plays with a lyric legato that should be the envy of many...[he] found all the fire and lyricism in the score." The Classical New Jersey Journal
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Performance | Asking for Trouble 2019: Ten-Minute Plays


Do you smell that in the air? It's not the whiff of pumpkin spice and fresh hay bales. It's trouble. Youngblood's annual ten-minute play festival with 24 brand new plays over four separate nights of theatre. Tonight: Calisthenics written by Michael Feldman Frankie is Famous written by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper Not the Same Old Thong & Dance written by Yilong Liu Dad, What Haunts You? written by Megan Chan Meinero You Got the Keys to My Cheese written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg Little Guys on Boats written by Lizzie Stern
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Performances, November 19, 2019, 11/19/2019, Asking for Trouble 2019: Ten-Minute Plays
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Play | A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner

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