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47 free events take place on Tuesday, November 14 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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47 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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free events nyc Lecture-Recital with Works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff
free events nyc Love Again (2023) with Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra Jonas
free events nyc New York Jewish Book Festival
free events nyc Nirbhaya: Short Film and Converstation
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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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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Classical Music | Lecture-Recital with Works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff


A lecture recital with Hung-Kuan Chen from The Juilliard School of Music. An artist's investigation of repertoire can lead to the discovery of limitless interpretive possibilities. In this lecture-recital, Hung-Kuan Chen shares insights into his interpretive process, discussing and performing excerpts from works featured in his most recent concert tour, including Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata, Chopin's Op. 59 Mazurkas, and Rachmaninoff's Sonata no. 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Lecture | Russia’s Influences in the Balkans (in-person and online)


As the war in Ukraine continues, Russia is provoking chaos in the Balkans to distract the West. The Kremlin’s goal is to exacerbate the existing perilous ethnic tensions in the region into violence and thus to undermine NATO and to reassert Russia’s dominance in the region. Vladimir Putin does not need to roll out tanks and jets in the Balkans, as he is successfully using hybrid warfare to undermine the West. Information warfare plays an important role in Russia’s national security and the Balkans is a theatre for Moscow’s information games. Dr. Ivana Stradner will explain Russia’s information warfare playbook for the Balkans and how Moscow has been using information as a weapon to undermine the West.
   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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Classical Music | Lunchtime Organ Concert


The Gabe Wiener Foundation presents Michael Markuszewski performing on the organ.
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12:30 pm
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Film | Woman Walks Ahead (2017) with Jessica Chastain


Headstrong New York artist Catherine Weldon embarks on a dangerous journey to meet and paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, but must face off with an army officer intent on war with the Native Americans. Director: Susanna White Cast: Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Sam Rockwell Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer. Known for primarily starring in projects with feminist themes, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, in addition to nominations for two Tony Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Historical Mysteries


The History Behind the Mystery: Four critically acclaimed crime fiction writers discuss their historical mysteries. Presenters: Lori Robbins, Mally Becker, Mariah Fredericks, Laurie Chandler, and Nina Wachsman Explore 17th-century Venice with a mysterious courtesan, go behind the scenes in NYC with George Washington’s most reluctant spy, revisit the Lindbergh baby kidnapping from a new perspective, and chase down Depression-era gangsters with Fiorello LaGuardia’s adventurous young assistant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | The Artists Roundtable (online)


A talk with Ahmet Ögüt. Born in 1981 in Silvan, Diyarbakır, Ögüt lives and works in Amsterdam, Istanbul and Berlin. He was the initiator of The Silent University. He received his BA at Hacettepe University In Ankara, and his MA From Yildiz Teknik University InIstanbul. Ögüt spent two years at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten In Amsterdam. He has had recent solo exhibitions in Skopje,Athrns and Kuala Lampur and has work in permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Stedlijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Goetz in Munich.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Love Again (2023) with Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra Jonas


Coping with the loss of her fiance, Mira Ray sends a series of romantic texts to his old cellphone number, not realizing it was reassigned to journalist Rob Burns. Rob becomes captivated by the honesty of her words in the beautifully constructed texts. When he's assigned to write a profile of superstar Celine Dion, he enlists her help to figure out how to meet Mira in person -- and win her heart. Director: James C. Strouse Cast: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion Celine Dion is a Canadian singer. Referred to as the "Queen of Power Ballads," she is noted for her powerful and technically skilled vocals. Her music has incorporated genres such as pop, rock, R&B, gospel, and classical music. She has won five Grammy Awards. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress and producer. From 2015 to 2018, Chopra starred as Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. Founding the production company Purple Pebble Pictures in 2015, she produced several films under it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | The Prospectors: Saga of the Klondike Gold Rush (online)


Author Ariel Djanikian discusses her sweeping rags-to-riches story of survival and greed across American history following a family transformed by the Klondike Gold Rush.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Talk | Wimpels: Textiles as Windows into the Lives of Our Ancestors (online)


German-speaking Jews have a centuries-old tradition of using the fabric that swaddled a boy during the circumcision ceremony to create a Torah binder known as a wimpel. A family member or a professional wimpel maker would paint or embroider the fabric with a ritual blessing, the names of the boy and his father, and a variety of decorations. The boy often presented the wimpel the first time he visited synagogue, and it would later be used to secure the Torah scroll from which he would read on his bar mitzvah and other special occasions. In this panel discussion, Bonni-Dara Michaels, the Yeshiva University Museum’s Collections Curator, will speak about the history of these objects and how the museum acquired them, as well as the styles and meanings of their text and decorations. Karen S. Franklin, Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute, will elaborate on how genealogy researchers can analyze and research wimpels they inherited or those in museum collections to learn more about their family histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | A Concentration Camp Survivor Discusses Childhood Captivity


In 1943 in Japan, seven-year-old Dacia Maraini was sent to a concentration camp with her family because her parents refused to swear allegiance to the Fascist government of Japan’s ally, Italy. She retraces those years of cold, hunger, and disease in her new novel, Vita mia. Dacia Maraini is one of Italy’s most prominent contemporary authors. She has won numerous prizes, including the most prestigious Italian literature awards: the Campiello and the Strega. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Screening | Nirbhaya: Short Film and Converstation


A film screening and conversation with artist Monika Weiss and Professor and Department Chair Claudia Calirman. The program focuses on Weiss's forthcoming long-term public sculpture scheduled to open in late 2024/early 2025 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations in New York City. Nirbhaya is devoted to forgotten victims of gender-based violence perpetuated around the world. New York-based Polish artist Monika Weiss is internationally recognized for her practice encompassing video, film, sound, music, performance, drawing and sculpture. Her work moves between the political and the poetic to explore questions of the body, history and violence. Since 2011, the artist holds a professorship at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Lecture | Can Mental Health Save the World?


Just as climate change strains the health of ecosystems, it also strains human health—including mental health. What changes if we consider the climate crisis a mental health crisis? What lessons can we draw from bioethics to address that crisis? And can a mental health lens help us better understand and combat other pernicious and persistent social problems of our time? Speaker: Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, Director of the Billion Minds Project and Chair of COP2
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Reading | New York Jewish Book Festival


More than a dozen literary events, most of them free or by donation, over five days. This year's festival will feature events for adults, kids, and families and programs connected to the Museum's new exhibition opening this fall, Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark. See link for full details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | 2 Books on the LGBTQ Experience: Sex Is As Sex Does / Terms of Exclusion (in-person and online)


A discussion with Paisley Currah, the author of Sex is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity, and Zein Murib, the author of Terms of Exclusion: Rightful Citizenship Claims and the Construction of LGBT Political Identity. These acclaimed new books deliver vital and urgent accounts of queer and transgender experiences of exclusion—both from outside the LGBTQ community and from within.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | We've Got You Covered: Rebooting American Healthcare


A lively and provocative proposal for American health insurance reform. Few of us need convincing that the American health insurance system needs reform. But many of the existing proposals focus on expanding one relatively successful piece of the system or building in piecemeal additions. These proposals miss the point. With author Amy Finkelstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Lecture | "A New Kind of Death": Rape, Sex, and Pornography as Violence in Andrea Dworkin's Thought


"'A New Kind of Death': Rape, Sex, and Pornography as Violence in Andrea Dworkin's Thought" reads Dworkin’s work to theorize consent and sexual violence in our post-#MeToo moment. Famously misremembered for claiming an equivalence between sex and rape, Dworkin places rape, sex, and pornography on a continuum of violence. To do so, she redefines violence as objectification, or the transformation of people (usually, women) into objects. Dworkin, alongside Catharine MacKinnon and Carole Pateman, critiques consent for disguising patriarchal violence. To disclose patriarchal violence as violence, Dworkin suggests, feminists themselves must exercise violence. Only by insisting on the value of their own lives can women undo the logic of objectification. Returning to Dworkin opens up new possibilities for feminist action and expands the horizon of feminist imagination to a world without rape. Speaker Rose A. Owen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Duncan Hannah: Works on Paper


A solo exhibition of work by American artist Duncan Hannah (1952–2022) from the collection of the artist’s estate. It features not just drawings and collages but paintings of collages, book covers and magazines, foregrounding Hannah’s uniquely personal relationship to paper as subject, substrate, and influence in his practice over several decades.
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Beyond Affirmative Action, What New Policies? (in-person and online)


A conversation about college admission criteria with Thomas Chatterton Williams, Claude Grunitzky, and Michael Roth.  What should college admission policies look like post affirmative action? With race no longer a legal criteria for admission, diversity still remains a core objective for most colleges. Deciding how to define and achieve diversity will be key in terms of formulating effective admission policies. The wide range of issues to be addressed include: the fate of standardized tests; what criteria beyond grades should be deemed relevant, i.e., socio-economic, others; what outreach methods are required; should the preferential treatment accorded to legacies and athletes continue to exist and; what can be learned from states that have operated without affirmative action for over two decades. These are some of the topics that will be debated by a panel of experts drawing on their French and American experience. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Chef Talk: Fall Quick Breads


Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make fall flavored quick breads with Vicki Wells, chef-instructor from the Institute of Culinary Education. Try a sample and get some tips and tricks on making your own at home.
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Discussion | Hysterical: A Panel on Humor Writing


Elissa Bassist discusses humor writing with panelists Emma Allen, Sofia Manfredi, and Sarah Pappalardo. Elissa Bassist edits the "Funny Women" column on The Rumpus and teaches humor writing at 92NY, Writing Workshops, and elsewhere. Her newsletter is Tragedy Plus Time, and her first book is Hysterical, an award-deserving memoir. Emma Allen is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and edits humor pieces on newyorker.com. She has been a member of the magazine's editorial staff since 2012 and has written more than a hundred stories for the magazine and Web site. Sofia Manfredi is a staff writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. She previously wrote for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and for ClickHole. Her writing also appeared in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology exactly one time. Sarah Pappalardo is a writer, producer, and digital strategist who co-founded the satirical women's magazine, Reductress. They also co-authored the books, How to Win at Feminism and How to Stay Productive When the World is Ending. She was named one of Time Magazine's "23 People Who Are Changing What's Funny Right Now," Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People Right Now," and listed on Adweek's "Creative 100: Innovators Reshaping the Media Landscape."
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Returning to the Garden of Europe’s Peaceful Children: Three Variations on Architecture and its Flora in West Germany, 1946-1956


During the era immediately following German surrender, uncultivated plant life quietly joined in the occupation of bombed-out cities. In those cities and in the fiction of the era, a resurgent natural world thrived suggestively amidst the wreck of the manmade. The fact and the imaginary of plant life, both wilded and willed, loomed no less large in the architectural imagination of the period. Three instances describe how plant life was treated by postwar West German architects: as bearer of survival and loss, of postwar rebuilding, and ultimately, of Germany’s return to the “garden of Europe’s peaceful children,” as one newspaper reporter would write of West Germany’s 1958 World’s Fair entry. Speaker: Lynette Widder, Professor of Professional Practice; Principal and Cofounder, aardvarchitecture
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Lecture | The Spirit of the Law: Race and Legal Hypocrisy


Speaker: Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law at University of California Irvine School of Law.
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Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: The Modern World (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who has also guided listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y; acted as maestro del coro for opera in Italy; instructed music at The New School; and directed Underworld Productions. The encounter will focus on: Giardino d'Iris, Fiesole, with composer Ludovico Einaudi and Giardini Landriana, Rome, with composer Goffredo Petrassi Whatever the purpose of a garden - pleasure, contemplation, practicality, or botany - it is the artifact of someone taming chaos into a recognizable form. When garden forms share underlying aesthetics with music, they make the unseen tangible. In this series, we listen to works by composers associated with Italian gardens, including Leonora d'Este, Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo), Francesco Veracini, and Federico Campana. Like a gardener, the composer "weeds out" unwanted sounds and manipulates others into preordained forms. We explore parallels between gardens - nature organized in space - and music - noise organized in time. Just as some garden designs, like the labyrinth, defy geography and era, so music speaks an international language. Let's listen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | JesusDevil: The Parables


Author Alexis De Veaux's book contains vestibules of possibility and proof that the imagination is the genesis of promise.” - Briona Simone Jones, edictor of Lambda Literary Award winner Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made


The inside story of how one president forever altered the most powerful legal institution in the country—with consequences that endure today. By the summer of 1941, in the ninth year of his presidency, Franklin Roosevelt had molded his Court. He had appointed seven of the nine justices—the most by any president except George Washington—and handpicked the chief justice. But the wartime Roosevelt Court had two faces. One was bold and progressive, the other supine and abject, cowed by the charisma of the revered president. With author Cliff Sloan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Where It Floods: Planting Hope in Coney Island (2023) (in-person and online)


The short documentary follows the journey of students from seven NYC middle and high schools as they learn about climate impacts and the natural and built solutions that increase climate resiliency in Coney Island. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with students and community partners featured in the film. Food and refreshments will be served. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artists Talk: Dream The Combine (online)


Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers are conceptual artists and architects working across scales in installation, architecture, sculpture, film, drawing, movement, and social practice. In 2013, they co-founded Dream The Combine in Minneapolis. The duo move between the Midwest and Ithaca, NY, where they are faculty at Cornell University. They have produced numerous site-specific works that explore metaphor, perceptual uncertainties, and the boundary between real and illusory space. They consider these as frameworks for vision and movement that complicate the relationship between body, space, image, and environment. The scale of their work and the industrial materials they use (steel, glass, construction textiles) link their work to infrastructures that order our reality. They question the rigidity of visual, spatial, and social systems by making structures meant to bring people together through visceral experience. Their work serves as a critique of what we take for granted and often reveals histories latent in place.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Child Poverty in America: Investing in Our Future (in-person and online)


When the enhanced Child Tax Credit of 2021 was not renewed by Congress, millions of American children fell back into poverty. Although the program dramatically reduced child poverty and food insecurity, progress was derailed by opposition to its cost. But many policy scholars tout the long-term benefits for families — and society — of investing in children, including better outcomes in education, health, and future earnings. Carol Jenkins, host of CUNY TV’s Black America and co-host with Jeff Madrick of the podcast Invisible Americans, leads a panel discussion on what we can and should do now to reduce child poverty in the United States. Featuring: Regina S. Baker, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an affiliated scholar of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology and director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; Jeff Madrick, author of Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty, contributor to The New York Review of Books, and former economics columnist for The New York Times; and Zachary Parolin, assistant professor of social policy at Bocconi University, senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, and author of Poverty in the Pandemic: Policy Lessons from COVID-19.
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Gallery Talk | Drawing Dialogues


Artists Judith Bernstein and Catalina Schliebener, featured in the exhibition Drawing as Practice, talk about their work, with a particular emphasis on the role of drawing in their practice. To foster dynamic conversations among participants in the exhibition, the evening will feature a pair of artists presenting. The pairings will celebrate the vitality of technique and approaches to contemporary drawing and create opportunities for interesting discussions among artists and audiences.
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Discussion | Energy Democracy and Community Empowerment


Who owns the energy that powers our communities? If energy is power, how might community-owned energy generation challenge entrenched structures of power? Energy Democracy and Community Empowerment brings prominent public figures to discuss community-based renewable energy projects in New York City, from the Renewable Rikers plan to turn the island jail complex into a site for publicly-owned renewable energy production to the Co-ops Go Solar campaign to bring solar energy to low-income homeowners. These, and other initiatives rooted in economic and racial justice, will elucidate the challenges and potential of frontline communities becoming critical stakeholders in the city’s climate adaptation. With: -- Lawrence Haseley, Senior Program Manager, Solar One -- Ashley Dawson, Professor, The Graduate Center & College of Staten Island, CUNY -- Summer Sandoval, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice -- Daniel Chu, Energy Planner, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance -- Andrea Johnson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard and Columbia Architecture
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Discussion | Is Truth the Highest Good of Democracy?


At a time when there is talk of "fake news" and "alternative facts", the question arises as to the role and status of truth in democracy. In conversation with the historian Sophia Rosenfelf, Alexander Görlach discusses truth and probability, science and faith in liberal democracy. Sophia Rosenfeld is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches European and American intellectual and cultural history with a special emphasis on the Enlightenment, the trans-Atlantic Age of Revolutions, and the legacy of the eighteenth century for modern democracy. Alexander Görlach is an adjunct professor to NYU Gallatin School where he teaches democratic theory.
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Discussion | Modern Museums Between Cultural Diplomacy and Institutional Critique


A panel discussion with art critic Carles Guerra and artist Martha Rosler which will also feature a screening of Roberto Rossellini's last film, Beaubourg (1977), a 54-minute documentary in French with English subtitles.
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
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Talk | Way Beyond Normal: American Politics Today (online)


A talk with Frances Fox Piven, political scientist, activist, one of the "nine most dangerous people in the world" (according to Glenn Beck) and author of definitive analyses of social movements and barriers to voting in the US. Piven returns to analyze the wild style--maybe not seen since the 1850s--of American politics today. Frances Fox Piven, professor emerita of politics at CUNY, has been a voice on the left for decades. She is the co-founder of the National Welfare Rights Organization and the author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America, Poor People's Movements, Regulating the Poor and Why Americans Don't Vote.
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Book Discussion | Above the Salt: Portuguese Refugees in Civil-War America (online)


Katherine Vaz's latest novel follows two Portuguese refugees fleeing political violence who reunite in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois, on the cusp of the Civil War. The star-crossed lovers are torn between love and duty, their story unfolding at the site of Abraham Lincoln's home. This is a lively presentation from Vaz on the research she conducted for the historical novel, maintaining momentum on a writing project that took eighteen years to complete, and her career at the forefront of the Portuguese-American literary landscape. Her presentation will be followed by an extended audience Q&A.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Dracula by Bram Stoker


Dracula is a novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. An epistolary novel, the narrative is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. It has no single protagonist and opens with solicitor Jonathan Harker taking a business trip to stay at the castle of a Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula.
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Film | Echoes of the Universe: The Music of Kaija Saariaho (2023)


A screening and isdcussion moderated by Prof. Zosha Di Castri and Jean-Baptiste Barrière (Saariaho’s frequent collaborator and husband). The film is a documentary about the contemporary composer Kaija Saariaho who made her career in Paris. The documentary follows Saariaho’s growth from a shy Helsinki girl to the most respected contemporary composer in the world. Saariaho’s music is widely performed all over the world in concert halls, on opera stages, and at festivals. In the documentary, the initial ideas and the backgrounds of the works are explained by the composer herself as well as her colleagues and family members. During her career, Saariaho has received 24 international awards and recognitions. In 2020, in a poll by BBC, Kaija Saariaho was voted the most important living contemporary composer. The New York Times also called Saariaho the most important contemporary composer of 2021. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Mischievous Creatures: The Forgotten Sisters Who Transformed Early American Science


Historian Catherine McNeur uncovers the lives and work of Margaretta Hare Morris and Elizabeth Carrington Morris, sisters and scientists in early America. Margaretta, an entomologist, was famous among her peers and the public for her research on seventeen-year cicadas and other troublesome insects. Elizabeth, a botanist, was a prolific illustrator and a trusted supplier of specimens to the country’s leading experts. Together, their discoveries helped fuel the growth and professionalization of science in antebellum America. But these very developments confined women in science to underpaid and underappreciated roles for generations to follow, erasing the Morris sisters’ contributions along the way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard (online)


In this inspiring guide to the art of slow birding, Joan Strassmann tells colorful stories of the most common birds to be found in the United States—birds we often see but might not have considered deeply before. For example, Northern Cardinals thrive in the city, where they are free from predators. White brows on a male White-throated Sparrow indicate that he is likely to be ready to mate. This essential guide to the fascinating world of common, everyday birds features detailed portraits of individual bird species, advice and guidance on what to look for when slow birding, so that you can uncover clues to the reasons behind specific bird behaviors, and bird-focused activities that will open your eyes more to the fascinating world of birds. Slow Birding is the perfect guide for the birder looking to appreciate the beauty of the birds right in their own backyard, observing keenly how their behaviors change from day to day and season to season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food


Andrew Friedman discusses his new book, a rollicking ride inside every aspect of a restaurant dish, following its production and provenances via real-time kitchen and in-the-field reportage, from the moment the order is placed to when the finished dish is delivered to the table — along with an audience Q&A and book signing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Far from Over: The Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (In Person AND Online)


Politicians and activists at the forefront of the movement discuss the continuing push for gender equality. Featuring: Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney, Former U.S. Representative, NY 12th district Christian F. Nunes,  President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Kate Shaw, Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law L. Joy Williams, President of the Brooklyn NAACP, Host of #SundayCivics In April and July this year, Democrats in Congress made renewed efforts to revive the much-contested Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which seeks to enshrine in the Constitution equality between the sexes. In the hundred years since its first introduction in Congress, the amendment has failed to achieve the support required to become the law of the land. What is the future for the ERA?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Photographer Talk


A photographer who has lived and worked in New York since the 1970s, Ming Smith has served as a precedent for a generation of artists engaging the politics and poetics of the photographic image. She became the first female member of the influential photography collective Kamoinge and in 1979 became the first African-American photographer to be acquired by MOMA. Ming Smith's presence and contributions have been instrumental in expanding the representation of African American women in the arts. Her work, which transcends categorization, continues to inspire and resonate with audiences worldwide.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | New York City's Longest-Running Cold Play Reading


Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of artists intent on creating a creative home for new voices. Forming a community of writers, directors, actors, producers, and designers, our founders crafted an open environment for expression, experimentation, and production. The company took its name from the John Tytell book, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as “a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream.” As a young group, the Naked Angels artists felt the same way; needing a place where, through the medium of theater, they could show the world a different perspective of the times. Sometimes outraged, often irreverent, occasionally absurd, and always intelligent, enthusiastic and fun, Naked Angels’ work was a spark to which audiences were quickly drawn. The Space, as their theater on 17th Street was known, soon became a vital, thriving crossroads where talented theater artists met and collaborated: the destination of choice for those seeking a truly celebratory theatrical experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

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Play | A Historical Play About Civil Rights

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