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58 free events take place on Thursday, November 17 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!

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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 Have a Conversation with a Career Coach
free events nyc Rarely Heard 17th Century Cantatas of Love and Passion (In Person and Online)
free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc A Conversation with David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker (in-person and online)
free events nyc Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King: The World Changes, People Don't
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Discussion | The Debate over New Forms of Capitalism in Japan and the U.S. (online)


In many advanced countries, traditional forms of capitalism have increasingly come under criticism as contributing to economic and social inequality and failing to serve the needs of society. To address these shortcomings, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is proposing a “new form of capitalism” for the country. In the US, business leaders talk about promoting “stakeholder capitalism” over “shareholder capitalism.” Law Professors Gen Goto and Curtis J. Milhaupt will discuss the similarities and differences between these two sets of ideas and the implications for corporate governance and society. Featuring:  Gen Goto, Professor of Law, University of Tokyo Curtis Milhaupt '89LAW, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School Moderator: Bruce Aronson, Senior Advisor, Japan Center, U.S.-Asia Law Institute; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
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Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, The Debate over New Forms of Capitalism in Japan and the U.S. (online)

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Have a Conversation with a Career Coach


Meet a career coach who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Receive unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual needs. Career coaches can assist with resume critique and feedback, career transition or advancement, clearly defining career goals and developing a plan for success, identifying companies and industries that align with career interests, updating your professional profile on sites like LinkedIn, or evaluating graduate school applications.
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Workshops, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Have a Conversation with a Career Coach

Workshop | Have a Conversation with a Career Coach (Online)


Meet a career coach who can assist you in identifying career potential, skills, interests, and developing a plan to help you achieve your career goals. Receive unbiased, objective feedback that will be tailored to your job search and individual needs. Career coaches can assist with resume critique and feedback, career transition or advancement, clearly defining career goals and developing a plan for success, identifying companies and industries that align with career interests, updating your professional profile on sites like LinkedIn, or evaluating graduate school applications.
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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Tours, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Tour of New York City Hall

Book Discussion | Reclaiming Human Rights in a Changing World Order (in-person and online)


The world’s post-Second World War system of global human rights faces historic and multiple challenges. Autocratic and elected populist governments are actively seeking to undermine international and regional human rights frameworks and norms. At the same time, new technologies are placing unprecedented power in the hands of autocratic governments or aspiring autocrats. Can international and regional human rights norms and mechanisms be reformed to meet these threats or will they continue to fray in the face of geopolitical competition and domestic pressures? This is a discussion of a new book that seeks to analyze these multiple changes and their impacts on global and regional human rights systems to provide specific recommendations for diplomats, governments, activists and scholars.
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Book Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Reclaiming Human Rights in a Changing World Order (in-person and online)

Discussion | American Cities Rebuilding 2022 (online)


American Cities Rebuilding is a virtual conversation series created by The WNET Group to discuss reimagining and redeveloping our cities for the future.  • Enjoy national thought leaders, experts and amazing speakers for virtual discussions • Facilitated by PBS’ renowned correspondents and writers • Conversations about urban economy, infrastructure, criminal justice, climate, health disparity, education and making our cities work • Discover bold steps to build better and more sustainable cities • Identify models for success
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Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, American Cities Rebuilding 2022 (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Concerts, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Discussion | A Conversation with Playwright Karen Hartman (online)


Julie Salamon (Wall Street Journal, New York Times) sits down with playwright Karen Hartman. Karen Hartman’s work launches Volt at 59e59 Theaters, an unprecedented festival of three off-Broadway premieres by a single author simultaneously: New Golden Age (Primary Stages); Goldie, Max & Milk (MBL Productions); and The Lucky Star (The Directors Company). Also in 2022, Denver Theater Center presented the world premiere musical Rattlesnake Kate, book by Hartman, score by Neyla Pekarek. 
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Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, A Conversation with Playwright Karen Hartman (online)

Gallery Talk | Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Exhibition Walkthrough


This is an hour-long tour, offered in person and led by gallery guides, take participants through the current exhibition to experience different perspectives of the works on view.
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Gallery Talks, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Exhibition Walkthrough

Discussion | Children and Wealth: Connecting with the Rising Generation (online)


Many parents know about the importance of financial literacy, and want to introduce their offspring to the important concepts of money and wealth -- however, they often don't know when and how to best do that. Client-centric Financial Advisors can help with proactive guidance, information, and actionable tips. This is an interactive panel discussion with three industry-leading practitioners on how to effectively connect with and serve the “Rising Gen” of your client families. Following the conversation, the event will be opened for a question and answer period, where attendees can ask questions directly.
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Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Children and Wealth: Connecting with the Rising Generation (online)

Classical Music | Rarely Heard 17th Century Cantatas of Love and Passion (In Person and Online)


The program for this event will focus on the works of castrato opera singer Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, performed by the Ensemble L'Aureate: Eric Brenner, countertenor; Deborah Fox, theorbo and guitar; Christa Patton, Baroque harp. Pasqualini (1614 - 1691) was widely regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of the Baroque period, and premiered works by composers like Luigi Rossi, Stefano Landi, and Marco Marazzoli. He also composed nearly two hundred and fifty of his own cantatas, which are rarely performed now.
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Concerts, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Rarely Heard 17th Century Cantatas of Love and Passion (In Person and Online)

Video | Four Quartets: Short Videos


Four Quartets, a title borrowed from T. S. Eliot's book, presents a screening of four short videos by artist AnaMary Bilbao. Bilbao’s work articulates documentation from different sources (drawing, photography, sound and moving image) to start fictional narratives that put into question the idea of a single truth. As the artist states, «there is no truth beforehand, only connections, interruptions, and incompleteness.
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Conference | A World in Crisis as Seen from Latin America


The Latin America, US and Europe triangle in a puzzling world order: - Can the differences be narrowed? - Can the gap be reversed? - Can misperceptions be replaced?
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Conferences, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, A World in Crisis as Seen from Latin America

Discussion | Conversations About Crafting (Online)


Join a community of fellow crafters and talk your latest creation. Whether you knit, stitch, sketch, or sculpt, you can chat and share tips with crafty people just like you.
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Lecture | Discover the Early Works of Andy Warhol (Online)


Professor Jan Yablow, Senior Docent and Lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, analyzes the early works of renowned artist Andy Warhol He will present some of Warhol's masterpieces, talk about his career, and dive into the artist's background. This event is a part of the series about the artistic masterpieces of the 20th century selected from major museums across the globe to share and discuss. View works from major artists, hear amazing stories, and dive into the background of every artist, all while making connections between their artistic creations and considering the meaning of their work as it relates to your own experiences. Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable today, and his works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
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City Walk | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


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.
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City Walks, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Discussion | A Conversation with David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker (in-person and online)


David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1982. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.
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Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, A Conversation with David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker (in-person and online)

Concert | Final Round of Cello Concerto Competition


Select finalists from an ongoing cello competition will perform Arnold Schoenberg's Cello Concerto (after G.M. Monn) with piano accompaniment.
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Concerts, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Final Round of Cello Concerto Competition

Lecture | Tax Which Rich? Coalitions and Framing Processes in Two States (in-person and online)


In the context of economic crisis, a reinvigorated progressive movement and debate over a wide array of federal tax policies affecting wealthy individuals and corporations, policymakers are seriously considering ideas for taxation that might not have been broached a decade ago. State-level revenue politics have also changed amid budgetary pressures from the 2020 recession and subsequent windfalls from federal stimulus spending, and advocates in some states have been pushing for higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. This presentation draws from research on coalitions and framing processes to examine campaigns in two different states. In both, coalitions had mixed success and tried out different frames and proposals. Case studies drawing from interviews, records of advocacy efforts including social media, and legislative materials show how advocates and policymakers chose among a wide array of options and developed framing strategies to provide a rationale for raising taxes. Speaker Elizabeth Nisbet is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
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Lecture | The Past, Present and Future of Hacktivism (online)


What are the historic roots of hacktivism? What motivates hacktivist groups like Anonymous? This talk will examine Anonymous alongside other hacktivist groups in light of current events in Ukraine and the wider region, but also globally. Speaker: Dr. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth
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Book Discussion | Fraud, by Anita Brookner


What has happened to Anna Durrant, a solitary woman of a certain age who has disappeared from her London flat? And why has it taken four months for anyone to notice? As Anita Brookner reconstructs Anna's life and character through the eyes of her acquaintances, she creates a witty yet ultimately devastating study of self-annihilating virtue while exposing the social, fiscal, and moral frauds that are the underpinnings of terrifying rectitude. Anita Brookner (1928 - 2016) was an English novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this distinguished visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Booker-McConnell Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac. Copies of Fraud will be available for participants.
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Gallery Talk | A Discussion of Artist Milton Resnick


Klaus Ottmann, curator, writer, and chief curator emeritus of the Phillips Collection and Geoffrey Dorfman, painter, Milton Resnick biographer, and a trustee of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.
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Opening Reception | 2022 Alternative Processes Competition: Photography Winners


First Place: Rachel Cox Second Place: Norma Cordova Third Place: Lisa Nebenzahl Honorable Mention: Janet Fine, JP Gibson, Mia Campopiano Also selected: John Back, Allan Barnes, Tony Bellaver, William Betcher, Paige Billin-Frye, Diana Bloomfield, Sally Chapman, Tim Christensen, Ally Christmas, Jonathan Clark, Bridget Conn, William Franson, J.M. Golding, Terry Gruber, Anne Hopkins, Joyce Jewell, Jamie Johnson, Marky Kauffmann, Colin Knight, Christianna Kreiss, Mary V. Marsh, Maxwell Marshall, Nancy Marshall, Andy Mattern, Lou McCorkle, Greg Mettler, Chris D. Minnick, Carolyn Moore, Maureen Mulhern-White, Annalise Neil, Denise M. Oehl, Eben Ostby, Mark Overgaard, Colby Sadeghi, Jenny Sampson, Brooke Sauer, Robert Schultz, Yon Sim, Gregory Spaid, Michael Stimola, Vaune Trachtman, Stephanie Williamson, Yelena Zhavoronkova, Zelda Zinn
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Opening Receptions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, 2022 Alternative Processes Competition: Photography Winners

Book Discussion | Adriana Varejão: Artist Monograph


Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão is known for her extraordinary installations of ornamental blue tilework, large-scale sculpture, and her renowned “tile” paintings that powerfully consider issues of identity and colonialism. Adriana Varejão is one of the most prominent artists living and working in Brazil today, whose rich and diverse artistic oeuvre is fueled by the mythic pluralism of Brazilian identity and its histories. Drawing upon the aesthetic traditions and visual legacy of colonialism and transcultural exchange, she has reconceived and extended the concept and practice of painting by fusing mediums, surfaces, and artistic lineages in totally unprecedented ways. In so doing, she disrupts entrenched narratives by bringing forth obscured stories and uncomfortable truths from the margins. In recent times, Varejão has shifted her gaze from her native Brazil and its diverse roots in Europe, Africa, and Asia to Mexico, expanding the cross-fertilization of distinct threads of Latin American art and culture in her own work. In Varejão’s first English-language monograph, her diverse and expansive body of work is explored in depth, from her earliest paintings in the 1990s to her most recent multimedia installations. The volume includes an introduction by editor Louise Neri; essays by curator Paulo Herkenhoff, critic and curator Luisa Duarte (with comments by Varejão), and art historian Angela H. Brown; and an interview with the artist by Jochen Volz.
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Opening Reception | Blair Saxon-Hill: City Dip


Working across mediums, Blair Saxon-Hill creates figurative assemblages and fabric collages on panel that are pedestrian and raw, turning the viewer to a visceral material world of paint and matter to register current cultural and political realities. Saxon-Hill expanded her practice during her residency at Pace Prints by collaborating with master printers Sarah Carpenter, Justin Israels, and Mackenzie Kimler as well as master papermakers Emily Chaplain, Rachel Gladfelter, and Akemi Martin; collectively, they pushed the historical limitations of both print and papermaking. The innovative approaches to making monoprints (singular, unique prints) and collages was grounded by the Portland, Oregon, artist’s consideration of her surroundings. Saxon-Hill’s work reflects the freedom of an artist to be an observer in a new place with New York City as her muse.
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Opening Receptions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Blair Saxon-Hill: City Dip

Opening Reception | Chizuco: Froggiesvillage


Froggiesvillage is a fantasy village of mischievous, whimsical, and emotional froggies and creatures. In this show, the artist Chizuco creates a fantasy nature environment; with ceramic froggies, anthropomorphic frog paintings, cut-out shapes of trees, leaves and a river, she has built a site-specific installation of froggies' village where viewers can walk through and look through to find froggies. Growing up in Japan surrounded by mountains, green tea fields, rice fields and rivers, Chizuco has also been fond of green frogs. To Chizuco, frog is also a symbol of fertility, transformation, and mystery. By drawing frogs, she remembers their loud songs during summer nights, which now have disappeared due to gentrification. Chizuco hopes froggies in Froggiesvillage bring smiles to people's faces.
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Opening Receptions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Chizuco: Froggiesvillage

Opening Reception | Diana Copperwhite: Reflections in a Darker Mirror


Diana Copperwhite continues her ongoing exploration of the depths of painting with a new collection of abstract oil paintings that juxtapose meandering bands of parallel, rainbow-like colors in thick impasto with faint hints of figuration and spatial depth. These seemingly contradictory elements come together much like pieces of a puzzle, resulting in rich and complex images that both document and embody the fundamental nature of the painted image and the full range of its textural and illusionistic effects.
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Opening Receptions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Diana Copperwhite: Reflections in a Darker Mirror

Book Discussion | Elizabeth Stuart: Queen of Hearts (online)


Nadine Akkerman will speak about her recent biography of Elizabeth. Elizabeth (1596-1662), the only daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, was married to Frederick, the Elector Palatine, in 1613. His principality, the Palatinate, made him the first elector of the Holy Roman Empire. She was Queen of Bohemia for only twelve months. Frederick, offered the crown by its Protestant nobles, accepted it. His acceptance initiated the Thirty Years War, the pan-European conflict that lasted from 1618 to 1648 and left them stateless when Spain occupied the Palatinate. Frederick died in 1632, leaving Elizabeth a widow with eleven surviving children. Through her the Stuart succession was maintained in England: her grandson became George I in 1715. Nadine Akkerman is Reader in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
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Opening Reception | Mary Frank: What Color Courage?


An exhibition of new and historic work by Mary Frank (b. 1933), featuring mixed media paintings, painted stones, sculptures, along with several groups of works on paper from 1990-2022. Mary Frank’s new paintings contain layered elements that recall the artist’s engagement with other mediums, incorporating photographs of her own early sculptures, painted stones, and prints collaged onto their surfaces. This movement back and forth between two and three dimensional surfaces creates a narrative connecting the work, spinning together a sort of cosmos bound by the repetition and transformation of these images.
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Opening Reception | Michael Berryhill: El Paso


Painter Michael Berryhill was born in El Paso, TX in 1972. The works explore Berryhill’s childhood influences: the art of Luis Jimenez, riding bareback in Chaparral, Catholic school, Friday night lights, crossing over to Jaurez for switchblades, boots, lassos and soccer cleats. Growing up in El Paso, Berryhill had easy access to another world across the border, which instilled in him a creative impulse. He did not understand Spanish, but knew how Spanish felt.  Similarly, his paintings possess a quality of simultaneous familiarity and mystery.
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Opening Receptions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Michael Berryhill: El Paso

Book Discussion | Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre


As climate change continues to define our era and the future of the planet, Richard Mosse bears witness to a rapidly unfolding catastrophe: recent scientific studies predict that the Amazon is close to reaching a tipping point, at which stage it will no longer be able to generate rain, triggering mass forest dieback and carbon release at devastating levels, impacting climate change, biodiversity, and local and international communities. Mosse shows both human sides of the tragedy: from the Yanomami and Munduruku Indigenous communities fighting for survival; to illegal gold miners poisoning and destroying entire river systems for tiny handfuls of gold; alongside Brazilian cowboys wilfully burning their pristine surroundings to create pasture for cattle to sell on international meat and leather markets.  Mosse pushes the boundaries of photography to raise an urgent warning cry over catastrophic destruction in the Amazon rainforest. Devastation in the Amazon rainforest and the climate change it triggers tend to unfold in ways that are too vast to comprehend, too minute to perceive, and too normalized to see. In an attempt to render the scale and urgency of the Amazon’s extensive, impending collapse, Richard Mosse’s most ambitious work to date employs a dazzling array of photographic techniques.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Stop Motion Animation (online)


Cecile Chong has created a bilingual (English/Spanish) Stop Motion Animation video depicting the origin and production of Talavera Poblana, the tin-glazed ceramics produced in Puebla Mexico. She will focus on blue-and-white ware and its development and trajectory from China to the Middle East, Europe and Mexico. The title “Conversations in Blue-and-White” refers to the intercultural dialogues carried on through trade throughout history, and exchanges and influences among cultures throughout the world. Cecile Chong was born in Ecuador to Chinese parents and grew up in Quito and Macau. Chong is a multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, installation and video layering materials, identities, histories and languages. Her work addresses ideas of cultural interaction and interpretation, as well as the commonalities humans share in our relationship to nature and to each other.
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Author Reading | Hear From 3 Greenwich Village Authors Who Write About The Village


Michele Herman, Kate Walter, and Donna Florio discuss their stories of the Village, as well as their writing process. Michele Herman's novel Save the Village, set in 2006, is a story about friendship, tragedy and resilience, featuring a Village tour guide down on her luck. Kate Walter's memoir Behind the Mask: Living Alone in the Epicenter is an inside look at Westbeth and the Village from the beginning of lockdown to the city's reawakening in Spring, 2021. Donna Florio's memoir Growing Up Bank Street features stories about tenement life and the eccentric cast of characters who helped raise her.
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Author Readings, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Hear From 3 Greenwich Village Authors Who Write About The Village

Book Discussion | Combat Trauma: Imaginaries of War and Citizenship in Post-9/11 America (in-person and online)


Americans have long been asked to support the troops and care for veterans’ psychological wounds. Who, though, does this injunction serve? As acclaimed scholar Nadia Abu El-Haj argues here, in the American public’s imagination, the traumatized soldier stands in for destructive wars abroad, with decisive ramifications in the post-9/11 era. Across the political spectrum the language of soldier trauma is used to discuss American warfare, producing a narrative in which traumatized soldiers are the only acknowledged casualties of war, while those killed by American firepower are largely sidelined and forgotten. In this wide-ranging and fascinating study of the meshing of medicine, science, and politics, Abu El-Haj explores the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder and the history of its medical diagnosis. While antiwar Vietnam War veterans sought to address their psychological pain even as they maintained full awareness of their guilt and responsibility for perpetrating atrocities on the killing fields of Vietnam, by the 1980s, a peculiar convergence of feminist activism against sexual violence and Reagan’s right-wing “war on crime” transformed the idea of PTSD into a condition of victimhood. In so doing, the meaning of Vietnam veterans’ trauma would also shift, moving away from a political space of reckoning with guilt and complicity to one that cast them as blameless victims of a hostile public upon their return home. This is how, in the post-9/11 era of the Wars on Terror, the injunction to "support our troops," came to both sustain US militarism and also shields American civilians from the reality of wars fought ostensibly in their name.
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Book Discussions, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Combat Trauma: Imaginaries of War and Citizenship in Post-9/11 America (in-person and online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Making Art in Cuba


Celebrated visual artist Tania Bruguera presents work in conjunction with the exhibition Sin Autorización: Contemporary Cuban Art. Bruguera researches ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life, focusing on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics.
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Discussion | Jail Reform, Safety, and Justice in NYC: Understanding Alternatives to Incarceration (in-person and online)


The high-profile bail reform legislation passed in 2020 is just one example of the alternatives to incarceration that New York City has developed in recent years. How effective have alternatives to incarceration been, and what are other ways to reduce the City’s reliance on jail? Legal thinkers, defense attorneys, and prosecutors bring to light the data behind these alternatives and what reforms are still needed to make communities safe. Featuring: Sherene Crawford, executive assistant DA, Pathways to Public Safety, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; Ann-Marie Lousion, chief impact officer, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services; and Julia Solomons, senior social worker, The Bronx Defenders. Moderated by Krystal Rodriguez, policy director, Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College.  
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Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


A poetry reading in celebration of University Press Week, featuring Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Ellen Hagan, Brionne Janae, and Simone White. Gabriel Cleveland will moderate. 
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Book Discussion | Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice


Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, essential workers lashed out against low wages, long hours, and safety risks, attracting a level of support unseen in decades. This explosion of labor unrest seemed sudden to many. But Essential reveals that American workers had simmered in discontent long before their anger boiled over.   Decades of austerity, sociologist Jamie K. McCallum shows, have left frontline workers vulnerable to employer abuse, lacking government protections, and increasingly furious. Through firsthand research conducted as the pandemic unfolded, McCallum traces the evolution of workers’ militancy, showing how their struggles for safer workplaces, better pay and health care, and the right to unionize have benefitted all Americans and spurred a radical new phase of the labor movement. This is essential reading for understanding the past, present, and future of the working class.   
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Reading | Fence 40th Issue Celebration


Readings by contributors Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Edgar Garcia, Adam Golaski, and Harmony Holiday, hosted by FFence editors. A reception will follow the reading.
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Book Discussion | Natural History: Small Events, Big Reverberations (online)


National Book Award-winning author Andrea Barrett presents her new collection--named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Literary Hub and the Millions. Barrett completes the beautiful arc of intertwined lives of a family of scientists, teachers, and innovators that she has been weaving through multiple books. Gorgeously depicting connections between the natural world and the human heart, Barrett's stories culminate to reveal how the smallest events of the past can have large reverberations across the generations.
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Film | The Guide (2014): Drama from Ukraine


American boy Peter and blind minstrel Ivan are thrown together by fate amidst the turbulent mid-1930s Soviet Ukraine. Director: Oles Sanin Stars: Stanislav Boklan, Jeff Burrell, Anton Sviatoslav Greene 122 min. In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles
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Book Discussion | They're Going to Love You: A Novel of Artmaking in America (online)


Throughout her childhood, Carlisle Martin got to see her father, Robert, for only a few precious weeks a year when she visited the brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village he shared with his partner, James. Brilliant but troubled, James gave Carlisle an education in all that he held dear in life—literature, music, and, most of all, dance. Seduced by the heady pull of mentorship and hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mother—a former Balanchine ballerina—Carlisle’s aspiration to become a professional ballet dancer bloomed. But above all else, she longed to be asked to stay at the house on Bank Street, to be a part of Robert and James’s sophisticated world, even as the AIDS crisis brings devastation to their community. Instead, a passionate love affair created a rift between the family, with shattering consequences that reverberated for decades to come. Nineteen years later, when Carlisle receives a phone call that unravels the events of that fateful summer, she sees with new eyes how her younger self has informed the woman she’s become.  Meg Howry's book is a gripping and gorgeously written novel of heartbreaking intensity. With psychological precision and a masterfully revealed secret at its heart, it asks what it takes to be an artist in America, and the price of forgiveness, of ambition, and of love.
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Lecture | Boldly Going Where No Archaeologists Have Gone Before: The International Space Station Archaeological Project (online)


Since 2015, Justin Walsh and Alice Gorman have been leading the first archaeological study of a human habitation site in space, the International Space Station. In that time, they have studied crew-created visual displays, processes for handling cargo returned to Earth, population distributions in the various ISS modules, the use of simple technologies as "gravity surrogates," and more. Recently, they performed the first archaeological work in space, with the Sampling Quadrangle Assemblages Research Experiment, which had the crew document six locations through daily photography. The data-driven insights that have emerged from this project are now being presented to companies building space stations through a new consultancy called Brick Moon. Speaker Justin Walsh is Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Chapman University.
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Classical Music | Mannes Composers Concert


Guests must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible; a negative result from a PCR test taken within three days before arrival; or a negative result from a rapid test taken the same day. Masks are required.
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Concert | Performance by an Acclaimed Organist in Intimate Venue (In Person and Online)


Daniel Ficcari, organ. Named one of the top "20 under 30" organists by The Diapason Magazine, Daniel Ficarri is Associate Director of Music & Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC and a published composer of organ, choral, and chamber music. Daniel has made appearances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and has performed in many of the country's great concert halls and houses of worship, including Symphony Hall in Boston and St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC.
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Concert | The Harmony of Three Instruments


For more than ten years the Trio Frizzante is successfully inspiring their audience around half of the world. The three musicians Doris Kitzmantel (piano), Marlies Gaugl (flute) and Marta Kordykiewicz (violoncello) are restless and simply full of ideas. The Trio attempts to explore the harmony of the three instruments in different styles. Not only their concert programs, but also the collaboration with other artists is always a surprise.
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Discussion | Unraveling the Mind: The Mystery of Consciousness


Few words in our language appear to cover such a broad and flexible swath of ideas as "the mind." But what, actually, is the human mind? How does it relate to and differ from its seemingly inseparable companion, the brain? Where does the mind begin or emerge from? Is it merely a by-product of neural activities within the brain, or does it connect with deeper and more fundamental features of physical reality that possibly span across nature beyond the realm of living forms? Is there such a thing as the proper locus of the mind? How independent is the mind from its biological foundations? It is generally believed that what distinguishes the human mind is precisely its capacity to ask and probe these very questions. But is it actually equipped to answer them? How far does the scope of the mind extend? And what role does reflection and conscious thought play in its operation? Philosopher of mind Ned Block and philosopher Philip Goff dissect the connections between the human mind, brain, and consciousness. Reception to follow.
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Play | Red Bike: Remember When You Were Eleven? (online)


Caridad Svich's play asks: what kind of future will you have living in these here United States? Remember when you were eleven years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now. A student production.
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Play | Avant-garde Play by Absurdist Mastermind


What happens when the absurd becomes real, and reality becomes absurd? This production of Eugene Ionesco's pioneering absurdist comedy Exit the King takes a close look at power, ego and terror, proving that while the world around us may change, human nature rarely does. Directed by Omar Sangare and featuring an ensemble cast of emerging young actors, playing multiple roles, audiences are drawn into a game where the King may set the rules but the actual winner is anyone's guess. Eugene Ionesco was a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and was one of the foremost figures of the French avant-garde theatre in the 20th century. Ionesco instigated a revolution in ideas and techniques of drama, beginning with his "anti play" The Bald Soprano, which contributed to the beginnings of what is known as the Theatre of the Absurd, which includes a number of plays that, following the ideas of the author, dramatist, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus, explore concepts of absurdism. He was made a member of the Academie francaise in 1970, and was awarded the 1970 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, and the 1973 Jerusalem Prize. Audience members are required to wear masks.
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Concert | Camerata Nova


Kyle Ritenauer, conductor. New York-based conductor Kyle Ritenauer is the founder and artistic director of the Uptown Philharmonic, and has made appearances as a guest conductor with Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, the Norwalk Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, and the Juilliard Orchestra. Ritenauer has also served the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as cover conductor. A student of Maestro David Robertson, Ritenauer is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School's Bruno Walter Conducting Program, where he received the Charles Schiff Conducting Prize. Masks must be worn by audience members.
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Play | Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King: The World Changes, People Don't


What happens when the absurd becomes real, and reality becomes absurd? This production of Eugene Ionesco's pioneering absurdist comedy takes a close look at power, ego and terror, proving that while the world around us may change, human nature rarely does. Directed by Omar Sangare and featuring an ensemble cast of emerging young actors, playing multiple roles, audiences are drawn into a game where the King may set the rules but the actual winner is anyone's guess.
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Plays, November 17, 2022, 11/17/2022, Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King: The World Changes, People Don't

Dance Performance | Freestyle Dance with Live Music and Audience Participation


Embodying the continuum of concert and social dance, LayeRhythm led by Mai Lê Hô weaves a singular mix of freestyle dance, live music, and audience interaction, celebrating the vibrancy of street and club dance cultures. Spotlighting The Hood Lockers, the evening will feature choreographed work from the company alongside improvisations by musicians, dancers and emcees, captivating young and old, theater and club goers.
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Concert | Internationally Renowned Guitar Virtuoso


Germán López is one of the most internationally distinguished "timple" virtuosos from the Canary Islands, Spain. The timple is a little-known, diminutive five-string guitar. His music embraces Flamenco, West African traditional, modern American jazz and pop, and rhythms uniquely native to his home in the Canary Islands. In 2022, Virgin Records / Universal Music Spain released López's ALMA: a monumental music album featuring guests such as Richard Bona, Seckou Keita, Lila Downs, Antonio Toledo, Cheche Alara, Alain Pérez, and produced by two-time Latin GRAMMY “Producer of the Year” Gregg Field.
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Screening | The Sea Does Not Reach Naples: Student Film on Life in Postwar Italy


This directing thesis production from Elena Vannoni is based on Anna Maria Ortese's 1953 collection Il mare non bagna Napoli, a lively representation of everyday life in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In the building of the Granili – a grotesque emblem of Naples in the 50s, the writerly persona of Ortese guides us through a child’s experience of receiving her first pair of glasses, a woman's inner struggle upon the life-altering return of her lost love, and a melancholic hope to hold together a family broken by the war. Traveling with Ortese in the inferno-esque reality of post-war Neapolitan society, we experience in each story the painful grace that evokes the cuore pensante (ever-thinking heart) within ourselves.  
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
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Concert | Works by Schubert, Liszt, and More Performed by Mezzo-Soprano


Megan Moore, Mezzo-Soprano; Francesco Barfoed, Piano Program to include works by Schubert, Souviron, Luna, Liszt, Messager, and others.
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