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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 2, 2023?

44 free events take place on Thursday, November 2 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 2 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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44 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, November 2, 2023

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free events nyc Piano Works by Bach and Brahms (in-person and online)
free events nyc An Evening with Iconic Designer Thom Browne
free events nyc Works by Ravel, Brahms, and More for Violin and Horn (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc What They Wanted Us to Know: Disinformation, Rumors, and Ignorance in the Holocaust
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Workshop | Fitness Yoga Class


Experience something new or enhance your yoga practice with instructors from Chelsea Piers Fitness. A complimentary, hour-long Vinyasa Flow classes in the Maker's Studio and start your day with a bit of balance. Make sure to bring your own mat. All levels are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Discussion | Transforming Global Governance Institutions in a Shifting World Order (online)


For the last seven decades, world politics has been dominated by American leadership, the institutions it has designed, and putatively liberal norms. This international order is facing severe challenges due to the rise of new powers, breakdown of old economic arrangements, and a redistribution of technological and infrastructural activity. The panel will discuss how global governance institutions are being transformed by changing geopolitics and international political economy. We hope to deliberate on the impact of new powers like China, India, and other countries in the global South, and how they are leading to new distributions of power, norms, and expertise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Film | Gigi (1958): musical romantic comedy


Gaston is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi, a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high society. The platonic relationship between Gaston and Gigi changes, however, when she matures, but the possibility of something lasting seems unlikely since he won't commit to one woman. Gigi refuses to be anyone's mistress, however, and Gaston must choose between her and his carefree lifestyle. Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Discussion | A Conversation with Puerto Rican Actors Luis Guzmán and Luna Lauren Vélez


A captivating and thought-provoking afternoon with Luis Guzmán and Luna Lauren Vélez as they delve into the world of Puerto Rican actors in the entertainment industry. This event offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the struggles and successes that Puerto Rican actors face. Puerto Rican actors often find themselves cast in stereotypical roles. Panelists will share their experiences dealing with these stereotypes and how they work to break free from them. They’ll also explore the importance of authentic representation in media and how it can help reshape the narrative of Puerto Rican culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Algorithmic State: AI as Metaphor (online)


If AI is a simulation of human thinking, then can we understand the way it mimics us as a metaphor for the human and what do such metaphorical mirrors suggest? This is a panel featuring Noam Segal, LG Electronics Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and philosopher Franco “Bifo” Berardi to discuss with Steven Henry Madoff, chair of the MA Curatorial Practice department, what the ramifications of AI as metaphor are for the future of culture and society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Discussion | Extremism Gone Mainstream: White Supremacy, Combat Sports Clubs, Neo-Paganism, and the War in Ukraine


Right-wing extremism has embedded itself in popular culture: in music, fashion, and increasingly, combat sports clubs. The international network of right-wing extremist combat sports clubs and other non-traditional spaces serve as fertile recruitment spaces for white supremacists and well-documented conduits for volunteer soldiers to both sides of the Russian-Ukraine War. This is a presentation by Alexander Ritzmann of the Counter-Extremism Project and Dr. Heidi Breirich of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism  as they discuss the mainstreaming of right-wing extremism through combat sport networks and other large far-right extremist movements and the threat they pose to international security. Discussants: Dr. Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia Dr. Emma Rosenberg
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Bach and Brahms (in-person and online)


Peter Vinograde performs a solo piano program featuring J.S. Bach's Fantasy in C Minor, BWV 906 and Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 944; George Walker's Sonata No. 4; and Johannes Brahms's Sonata No 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Classical Works for Bassoon, French Horn, Clarinet, and Flute (In Person AND Online)


Aaron Goler, Morgan Davison & Ezra Gans, bassoons; Rachel Nierenberg, French horn; Elise Bonhivert, clarinet; and Kelsey Burnham, flute, perform works by François-René Gebauer (1773–1845).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Discussion | Archives to Earbuds: Podcast as Cultural Artifact (online)


A discussion on how collecting organizations and scholars and podcast creators can make sense of the proliferation of born-digital media. When an archival institution makes a podcast, it is not just highlighting historical artifacts from its collection, but it is also creating a new artifact. And in some cases the assemblage of existing audio recordings – snippets of decades-old broadcasts or excerpts from local oral histories – can transform a podcast itself into a chronicle of previously uncollected or inaccessible documentations that preserve and contextualize historical events and cultural moments. Ben Naddaff-Hafrey (The Last Archive, Revisionist History) moderates a panel including Bill Healy (Somebody, You Didn’t See Nothin), Mary Kidd (NYPL, Preserve This Podcast), Natalia Petrzela (Welcome To Your Fantasy, Past Present) and Renate Evers (LBI, Exile), who will discuss how collecting organizations and scholars and podcast creators can utilize and make sense of the proliferation of-digital media and safeguard podcasts against digital obsolescence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Festival | Día de Muertos


A celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican tradition of pre-Hispanic origin that celebrates the memory and presence of the deceased. According to popular belief, the souls return home to be with their loved ones. Altars are assembled with offerings, food and rituals to celebrate their visit. Celebrate the holiday with activities and activations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Discussion | Telling the Stories of War: The Evolution of Narrative from 9/11 to Ukraine (online)


A panel discussion on the evolution of the narratives of war over the past 20+ years of conflict. The panel will include New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner,Azmat Khan, National Book Award winner Phil Klay, and veteran and author Adrian Bonenberger. The conversation will be moderated by Jason Dempsey.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lecture | Revolving Closets, Open Undergrounds: Clandestine Homosexualities in the French Banlieues


Mehammed Amadeus Mack will be talking about the interplay between French urban space and the formation of homosexual subcultures. His talk will explore the relationship between architecture, urban planning, and sexuality. He will also linger over art forms like fashion and music videos, which are heavily dependent on urban subcultures for aesthetic inspiration. Mehammed Amadeus Mack is an Associate Professor of French Studies at Smith College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Roots of a Murderous Idea: "Replacement" Thinking in the Atlantic World Since the Early 19th Century (in-person and online)


Speaker Leo Lucassen is Professor of Global Labour and Migration History and director of the International Institute of Social History (IISH). His research focuses on Global Migration History, Integration, Migration Systems, Migration Controls, Gypsies and the state, State Formation and Modernity, and Urban History. He wants to stimulate interdisciplinary research on migration history and contribute to the public debate on migration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Say Anarcha: A Young Woman, a Devious Surgeon, and the Harrowing Birth of Modern Women's Health (online)


Little is known about the young enslaved women who Dr. J. Marion Sims, a surgeon long hailed as "the father of modern gynecology," conducted surgical experiments on without anesthesia. J. C. Hallman, author of Say Anarcha, excavates history, deconstructs the biographical smoke screen of a surgeon falsely enshrined as a medical pioneer, and centers a heroic Black woman and the evolution of modern women's health care.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | 2 Art Openings: Reflections / Ribbon of Life - Immigrants All 


Susan Grabel Reflections Thi show presents new figurative cast-paper sculptures, collagraphs, collages and woodcuts that reflect her trademark aesthetic, an ongoing translation from ceramics. In this exhibition the artist returns observers to the still, human form as a subject who continues to move and appear within both restricted and limitless environments. Anonymous portraits and figures moving forward, along with different shades of dormant trees, work together to transform the process of confinement into a motif. Melanie Hickerson Ribbon of Life - Immigrants All  This show consists of 28 new acrylic paintings that delve into the artist’s ongoing dream-like fantasies that are informed by daily events. Ribbons of color, vibrant butterflies, blue skies as well as vibrant flora and fauna render a sense of optimism that presents itself as an end to a means. While Hickerson’s paintings are surrealistic and dreamy, her selection of subjects and chosen juxtapositions are somewhat incongruous, if not mysterious. By taking figurative forms away from the language of shared experience, the artist suggests something else.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Brice Marden: Let the painting make you


An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Brice Marden (1938–2023). The exhibition features a group of large paintings that Marden made in his studio in Tivoli, New York, in 2023, along with sixteen recent drawings that he made on the Caribbean island of Nevis and in Marrakech, Morocco. The paintings are characterized by weblike linear networks that cover variously colored grounds, and the group has a raw, spontaneous look, showing Marden drawing on intuition honed over a lifetime. These final works convey his idea of letting the paintings “make” us. Marden was inspired by a broad range of art historical sources and spiritual traditions, and by experience gleaned through extensive travel. Allied with references to the natural world, these resources inspired an open-ended approach to painting through which he transformed earthly material into transcendent compositions of shape, color, and texture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Charles LeDray: Shiner


Charles LeDray uses a multitude of techniques including carving, casting, drawing, painting, printmaking, sewing, and throwing. The artist recreates existing objects, transforming them through uncanny manipulations of scale and re-combinations that suggest narratives about history and society. Here, containers—pockets, pallets, cigar boxes, chests, and vitrines—hold collections of individualized yet related objects: things we amass to remember, or to project who we are, where we have been, need, or want to go. Born in Seattle in 1960, Charles LeDray moved to New York in 1989 and has exhibited regularly since 1991. LeDray’s work is in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Dana Schutz: Jupiter's Lottery


New large-scale paintings and sculptures by Dana Schutz at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in New York. This will be Schutz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will coincide with a major survey of the artist’s work, on view from October 2023 to February 2024, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, where it traveled from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. Among the artist’s most ambitious in scale and complexity to date, the viscerally evocative paintings and sculptures in Jupiter’s Lottery depict allegorical scenes in which often grotesque characters negotiate their subjecthood.  Read More Image: Dana Schutz, The Island, 2023. © Dana Schutz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Diana Al-Hadid: Women, Bronze, and Dangerous Things


Featuring an extensive new body of work developed over the last five years, the exhibition underscores the artist’s singular approach to relief and large-scale sculpture alongside a new series of mixed media drawings on Mylar, as well as works on paper pulp developed as part of her residency at Dieu Donné, New York.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Ettore Sottsass: 1947-1974


A solo show in an ongoing series dedicated to the expansive oeuvre of the groundbreaking Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. Shedding light on this far-reaching period of innovation, the exhibition provides a comprehensive view of this diverse and prolific first half of Sottsass’ career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Prismatic Gateway: 3 Contemporary Abstractionists


An exploration of abstraction through the lens of three contemporary painters, Ellen Globokar, Mark Schiff, and Ai-Wen Wu Kratz. Each artist filters reality through the prism of their individual perceptions, whether by reinterpreting and deconstructing their natural surroundings or as representations of intellectual or psychological experiences. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Richard Wilde: Wilde Mind


An exhibition celebrating Richard Wilde's life, singular career, and legacy. Wilde served as the inaugural chair of the College's BFA Advertising and BFA Design programs, retiring in 2019 after a 50-year tenure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Scooter LaForge: Tee Hee Hee


Scooter LaForge is an experimenter, he takes a chance. The energy of his creation flows out into the world in forms as diverse as paintings, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, set design, etc. He is a brilliant painter who does not edit his work to perfection. In fact, it is that roughness combined with elegance that always surprises. He tells the ugly truths about injustice where he sees it and at the same time gives us a world of sweet animals and creatures that open the heart and make us smile.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talk | An Evening with Iconic Designer Thom Browne


The iconic designer to celebrate his new monograph and the 20th anniversary of his brand, in conversation with Michael Hainey. With a celebrity clientele including Cardi B, Michelle Obama, LeBron James, and Julia Roberts, among others, Thom Browne is widely recognized for modernizing today's professional uniform: the suit. As the company's 20th anniversary nears, Thom Browne. celebrates the legacy of the house. In this exclusive New York City event, Browne will appear in conversation with journalist, editor, and bestselling author Michael Hainey about the company -- past, present, and future. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Dada Poetry


An evening of provocative, exuberant, eclectic performance and poetry is slated to hit the stage. 2023 NYC ¡DADA! DO: PART 2: a wild ride of contemporary DADA performance and poetry by leading NYC-area maverick artists. The event includes Part II of the NYC launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 17: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2023, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 250 visual and literary works by artists and writers from six continents. Costumes encouraged. Come as you aren’t.  The line-up features renowned contempoarary DADA artists including, Joel Allegretti, Billy Cancel, Andrei Codrescu, Robert C. Ford, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Mark Glista, Meghan Gruposso, Heide Hatry, Adeena Karasick, Matthew Hupert, Debra Jenks, Jerry Johnson, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Martin H. Levinson, Karen Neuberg, Ruth Oisteanu, Valery Oisteanu, Jane Ormerod, Giorgia Pavlidou, Puma Perl, Bruce Robinson, Martina Salisbury, Lynnea Villanova, George Wallace, and Francine Witte. Three Rooms Press co-founders and MAINTENANT editors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges host. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Doxa and Episteme in Aristotle: Some Implications for Ethical Thought


According to Aristotle, one part of our soul knows about necessary truths and can attain demonstrative knowledge of them (episteme), and another part knows about contingent truths and can attain an empirically informed but non-demonstrative doxastic grasp of them (phronesis, in the case of ethical truths). Yet according to Aristotle in Posterior Analytics I.33, it is impossible to have episteme (understanding) and doxa (opinion) of the same thing at the same time. So what about propositions which are necessary truths belonging to a science and yet are also ethically relevant (e.g. that humans are social animals)? Could a virtuous person not have understanding of them? And in general, surely someone’s scientific knowledge is available to them to be used in their everyday deliberations? This talk sketches some Aristotelian answers. Presented by Benjamin Morison, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conference | European Literature Night 2023


Authors, translators, and performers representing 11 European countries will gather in New York City for the annual European Literature Night. The program will feature inspiring multilingual readings, Q&As, and panel discussions exploring the key topics of current world. An annual literary showcase bringing some of the best European writers and contemporary literature to New York’s audiences and readers, ELN 2023 is presented by members of EUNIC New York cluster in collaboration with PEN America.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Ravel, Brahms, and More for Violin and Horn (In Person AND Online)


Cecilia Trio: Jesse Goldberg, violin; Stephanie Liu, violin; Wilden Dannenberg, horn. Program Ravel (1875-1937), Sonatine Florence Price (1887-1953), Adoration Brahms (1833-1897), Trio, op. 40
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Dance Performance | World Ballet Day Performance by Alvin Ailey Dancers (online thru Nov 7)


World Ballet Day is coming. Celebrate with a streaming of Ailey II performing an excerpt of Alvin Ailey’s The Lark Ascending. Watch this lyrical, romantic piece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | The Set-Up (1949): Manager Betrays Boxer


Expecting the usual loss, a boxing manager takes bribes from a betting gangster without telling his fighter. Director: Robert Wise Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias 73 min. Followe by a discussion. Free popcorn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | In Their Own Words: Demythifying Asian Americans


A conversation between artists and educators Ji Woo Kim (MFA 2023 Fine Arts), faculty member Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, MA/MAT Art Education Chair Dr. Catherine Rosamond and Yin Ming Wong (MFA 2023 Fine Arts) on the harmful effects of the “model minority” myth. This panel aims to share discourse on inclusivity and community, specifically delving into how the Asian American identity is an intersection of race, ethnicity and nationality. They will consider the fallacies in how Asian Americans are perceived in cultural contexts and racial and sociopolitical environments. This conversation will examine concepts of belonging and displacement through critical theory in relation to art-making and education. The panelists will guide the dialogue through anecdotes and personal discoveries in relation to a wider collective Asian American experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


J. Mae Barizo, Ava Chin, Bushra Rehman, and Jenny Xie gather to read new work.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | A Thousand Places Left Behind: One Soldier's Account of Jungle Warfare in WWII Burma


A reading and conversation in celebration of the recent release of this book by the late Peter K. Lutken Jr.. Presented by E. R. Lutken, the book's editor, and David Lutken, the audiobook's narrator. Born and raised in Mississippi, Peter K. Lutken, Jr. (1920-2014) joined the army in 1941 and was assigned to the Coast Artillery. Originally sent to India to guard airfields, he was reassigned to the British V Force, then the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services and precursor to the CIA) after he volunteered for reconnaissance missions behind Japanese lines. Skills he had learned as a boy in the backwoods and swamps around the Pearl River stood him in good stead, and by the end of the war, he attained the rank of major, commanding an entire battalion of ethnic Kachins and other local people of northern Burma (now called Myanmar). Lutken's stories carry the reader along as he sails on a troop ship to India, then treks into the mountainous jungles of northern Burma to gather intelligence and engage in guerrilla warfare with the Japanese. In his straightforward way, he describes how he learned the language of the Kachins and much about their customs and legends, and how he fought alongside them for the course of the war. Adventures of rafting uncharted rivers, surprise attacks, sabotage, natural hazards and disease, feasts and ceremonies, the plight of refugees, and tragic events of war are all told from the perspective of a young soldier, who finds himself half a world away from home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Middle Distance: A Graphic Memoir


Mylo Choy's debut graphic memoir — an honest, nuanced work of subtle power that takes readers through the highs, lows, twists, and turns of the author’s relationship with running, down the long road toward self-acceptance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Monumental Cares: Sites of History and Contemporary Art


A panel discussion with Austrian art historian and professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Dr. Mechtild Widrich, and Dr. Martino Stierli, Chief Curator for Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art New York. The topic of the discussion reflects Widrich's publication, which analyzes global monument debates, site-specificity, and art activism in the context of contemporary issues such as war, migration, and the climate crisis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | These Walls: The Battle for Rikers Island and the Future of America's Jails


Eva Fedderly presents her deeply reported work of narrative nonfiction that takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most consequential decisions of our time—the closure of Rikers Island—and what it could mean for the future of prison reform and restorative justice. For nearly a century, Rikers Island has stood on a 416-acre strip of land in the East River, housing an average daily population of 10,000 prisoners (the majority of whom are awaiting arraignment and trial), employing about the same number of corrections officers and civilian workers, and costing just over $800 million per year to operate. It is the largest correctional and mental facility in New York City. It also one of the most controversial and notorious jails in America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | With Strings Attached: A Celebration of a Pioneering Harpist


An evening of live music, conversation, and vinyl listening, celebrating the legacy of pioneering harpist Dorothy Ashby. Harpist and bandleader Brandee Younger will perform with her trio and then join radio personality and creator/host of Artimacy the Podcast, Keyanna Faircloth, for a conversation and vinyl listening party featuring tracks from the newly release box set With Strings Attached – Celebrating Dorothy Ashby issued by New Land Records.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | Poetry and Conversation with National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes and More (In Person AND Online)


Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award–winning poet, returns with a new collection of poetry, a book of illustrated prose and reviews about poetry, and a night of readings with special guests Ama Codjoe and Nicole Sealey Terrance Hayes’s new poetry collection, So to Speak, explores how we see ourselves and our world, mapping the strange and lyrical grammar of thinking and feeling. Published on the same day, Watch Your Language uses drawings and essays to reimagine reading as an imaginative and critical act of observing language. Hayes shares these new collections and is joined by fellow poets Ama Codjoe and Nicole Sealey for a night of readings and discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | What They Wanted Us to Know: Disinformation, Rumors, and Ignorance in the Holocaust


Antisemitic disinformation was a hallmark of the Nazi regime, from its early rise in 1933. Access to information can make the difference between life and death, especially for the Jews of Europe during World War II. German occupiers attempted to - and largely succeeded at - controlling the flow of information through newspapers, radio, and the spread of false rumors. When witnesses and fugitives returned to ghettos and told their stories about the death camps, few believed what they heard; Nazi propaganda fueled these doubts. This lecture will explore the methods Nazis used in their attempts to control their citizens during the Holocaust, and how this history might shed light on our current information environment. Speaker Zachary Mazur earned his PhD at Yale University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Futuros: New Ideas in Composition


Hear some of New York’s most unique Latin voices as the New Latin Wave brings their popular Latine Composers Showcase. Composers in new music, experimental, and neo-classical fields showcase the depth and breadth of this vibrant corner of the Latin cultural multiverse. The Ivalas String Quartet performs a selection of works from contemporary composers. Currently the Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, they are dedicated to celebrating BIPOC voices and composers. Next up percussionist and composer Efraín Rozas presents new work incorportaing robotics, percussion, light and video to create a hypnotic experience for the audience. The evening will end with a brief post concert discussion and chance to connect with the composers and performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Jazz | Jazz Chamber Orchestra


Matt Holman, Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
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