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47 free events take place on Wednesday, November 15 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 15 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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47 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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free events nyc Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Contemporary Antisemitism and How to Combat It (online)
free events nyc Absence of Malice (1981) Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field
free events nyc Fairytales and Fantasies: An Enchanting Musical Journey
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Symposium | What Works and What Doesn't in Fighting Anti-Semitism and Racism?


The event will feature a range of conversations and a keynote address by Dr. Susan Neiman, Director, Einstein Forum, Germany and former Professor of Philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 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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Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Talk | Contemporary Antisemitism and How to Combat It (online)


Speaker: David Harris, Vice Chair of Global Affairs, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Poilicy, New York
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Film | Keys Bags Names Words (2023): Quirky Documentary on Alzheimer's


A quirky and inspiring examination of both the personal and global impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Director: Cynthia Stone 85 min. Followed by a discussion with Dr. Komal Murali
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Peter László Péri (1899-1967): A Hungarian-Born Artist in Berlin and London (online)


Peter László Péri was born Ladislas Weisz in Budapest in 1889. Peri became the Hungarianized family name in 1918. In 1919 he participated in the Hungarian soviet republic. In 1920 he came to Berlin. At the beginning of 1933 he, Jew and Communist, had to and could leave Germany and moved to London with his second, English wife. These brief key data show a typical biography for Jewish artists in Europe, and they also explain why they are hardly noticed. Despite all the methodological innovations and assurances, art history is still written primarily according to national patterns. And artists who were forced to move through Europe fall through the cracks. Hungarian and German art history is mostly interested in Péri before 1933, English in the artist after 1933. The lecture by Arie Hartog, director of the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus in Bremen, Germany presents recent research on Péri.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Russian Propaganda and How to Defeat It


A conversation with Nika Gvaramia, a founder of Georgia's primary opposition television network, Mtavari Arkhi, and is a leading voice against the influence of Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine across the Caucasus. Gvaramia's fight for press freedoms in Georgia landed him in prison with a 3.5-year sentence orchestrated by Moscow-leaning supporters of Georgia’s ruling political party.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance (online)


Growing up, Rebecca Clarren knew the major plot points of her tenacious immigrant family’s origins. Her great-great-grandparents, the Sinykins, and their six children fled antisemitism in Russia and arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, ultimately settling on a 160-acre homestead in South Dakota. The Sinykins became an American immigrant success story. What no one mentioned was that their land, the foundation for much of their wealth, had once been reserved for the seven bands of the Lakota. Taken by the United States government, it was splintered and handed for free to white settlers. Wayne L. Ducheneaux II, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Executive Director of the Native Governance Center, will discuss these intertwined histories with award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren; together they will explore the personal and national consequences of this legacy of violence and dispossession.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Military Man in Poetry of Nikolai Nekrasov: Two Case Studies


This talk will focus on two important poems, both unusual for Nekrasov’s oeuvre — “Внимая ужасам войны…” (“Listening to the Horrors of War…”) and “— Так, служба, сам ты в той войне…” (“Yes, Soldier! You in That War…” ). Both texts grapple with the experiences of men confronting military events. They will show that “Внимая ужасам войны…” constructs a civilian subject in the context of the era of the Crimean War and thus fills an important gap in the poetry of 1853-1856. While the poem “— Так, служба, сам ты в той войне…” appears at first glance to address the distant era of 1812, they argue that it, too, was probably a reaction to the Crimean War, particularly in its mode of problematizing the brutality of the folk in their armed opposition to the invaders. With Andrey Fedotov and Pavel Uspenskij, and Denis Vovchenko.
   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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Lecture | Ideological Antisemitism and Progressive Politics (online)


New ideologies and repackaged old ones are gaining traction in today's polarized discourse. These ascending dogmas offer simplistic explanations for complex social conditions and often come packaged with dangerous conspiracy theories that fuel antisemitism. Radical social justice ideology, often (and controversially) referred to as "woke" ideology, is one such political and social trend that is spawning a new variant of antisemitism. The objectives of the four part course is to delve into the ideological roots of this variant of antisemitism, to examine how it manifests, and to discuss how to address it collectively and individually. Featuring David Bernstein, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy, Research Fellow; Founder, Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, Washington D.C. First of 4 sessions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lecture | Sounds of Mediterranean Jewry: Sephardi-Mizrahi Songlines (in-person and online)


A lecture by Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, Founder and Artistic Director of ASEFA and the New York Andalus Ensemble and Adjunct Assistant Professor in music and Jewish studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Discussion | The Legacy of Chaim Grade (online)


Chaim Grade was born in 1910 in Vilna, Poland. In his youth, Grade was a student of the Novaredok Musar Yeshiva and of Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz. He was also a founding member of the Yung-Vilne literary group, known for its leftist politics, secular Jewish thinking, and literary influence. After losing both his mother and wife during the Holocaust, he emerged as one of the most prolific and defining Yiddish voices in post-war literature. Besides publishing several volumes of poetry, he is best known for his two acclaimed novels, The Agunah and The Yeshiva. This is a panel discussion of Grade’s legacy with Ruth Wisse, Ofer Dynes, and Curt Leviant, led by scholar and translator Justin Cammy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Forum | US Immigration “Crisis”: Origins, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead


Search the headlines these days, and you’ll find countless references to “migrant crisis,” “border crisis,” and similar formulations. Whether or not it is accurate to label the present moment a crisis, the challenges confronting the immigration system are serious—including migrants arriving at the Southern border in record numbers, cities struggling to provide shelter to new arrivals, and Congress failing for nearly two decades to address the status of 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. Yet this moment also presents opportunities to reshape the immigration policy landscape to build toward a more rational future. Panelists will explore the roots of the current challenges, which go back decades and cut across administrations of both parties; consider anew the role that national and local political actors can play in addressing these challenges; and discuss the road ahead for immigration law and policy. Participants: -- Ahilan Arulanantham, Professor from Practice; Faculty Co-Director, Center for Immigration Law & Policy, UCLA School of Law -- Andrea Flores, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Campaigns, FWD.us; former Director for Border Management, National Security Council (Jan.–Oct. 2021) -- Maria Sacchetti, Reporter, The Washington Post -- Moderator Adam Cox, Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:10 pm
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Film | Absence of Malice (1981) Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field


Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher. Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Paul Newman, Sally Field Sydney Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack is known for directing commercially and critically acclaimed studio films. Over his forty year career he received numerous accolades including two Academy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award as well as nominations for three Golden Globe Awards and six BAFTA Awards. Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, race car driver, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and more. Sally Field is an American actress. Known for her extensive work on screen and stage, she has received many accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards. She was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014, the National Medal of Arts in 2014, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2019, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Conference | Latin America in a Multipolar World


The growing convergence of COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, food and fuel shortages around the world, have all given rise to a perception that the world cannot be left to either US-Russia or US-China bi-polar relations. The recent announcement that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) has been expanded to include Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates is a major step in this direction. This conference will discuss this process and what it means for Latin America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Discussion | The Healing Power of Tango


A conversation with psychotherapist Maria Veronica Laguna and special tango performance by Karina Romero and Jorge Carmona. Maria Veronica Laguna (LSCW) will introduce the audience to the healing power of tango, both as a music genre and as a dance form. Borrowing concepts from Psychoanalytic Theory and Neuroscience, Ms. Laguna will explore the healing potential of tango and the way it can improve our connection with our minds, our bodies, and the social world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Discussion | International Law and the Gaza Crisis (online)


A webinar with Aslı Ü. Bâli, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, moderated by Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility. Bâli's teaching and research interests include public international law — particularly human rights law and the law of the international security order — and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the Middle East. She has written on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, humanitarian intervention, the roles of race and empire in the interpretation and enforcement of international law, the role of judicial independence in constitutional transitions, federalism and decentralization in the Middle East, and constitutional design in religiously divided societies. Bâli currently serves as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Middle East Division of Human Rights Watch and as chair of both the Task Force on Civil and Human Rights of the Middle East Studies Association and the MESA Global Academy. She is also on the board of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association and on the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Club | Nobel Prize Winning Novella A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe


A Personal Matter is a 1964 semi-autobiographical novel by Japanese writer Kenzaburō Ōe. It tells the story of a young father who must come to terms with the fact that his newborn son is severely mentally disabled. “A Personal Matter owes obvious debts to Kierkegaard: the search for, and confrontation with, the self. Its urban surroundings, the classless misfits that populate it, and its vivid sexual descriptions make it seem socially and thematically similar to its Occidental counterparts.” -James Toback, The New York Times Book Review
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Lecture | America’s Fiscal Challenges (online)


Speaker Maya MacGuineas is the president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Her areas of expertise include budget, tax, and economic policy. As a leading budget expert and a political independent, she has worked closely with members of both parties and serves as a trusted resource on Capitol Hill. MacGuineas testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:45 pm
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Discussion | Ethnicity and Identity in Northern Africa from 533 to 2023


During the medieval period (4th – 15th centuries), most major cities in North Africa and Egypt were diverse and multicultural. People often debated and reflected on their identity and ties with their ethnic communities and with others. At the same time, different groups experienced discrimination and exclusion. These debates and issues have persisted and remain prevalent today.  With: -- Dr. Andrea Achi, Columbia Alumna, and Mary and Michael Jaharis Associate Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  -- Pr. Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Romance Philology, and Director of the Institute of African Studies -- Youssef Cherif, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Tunis, Columbia University. -- Pr. Taoufik Ben Amor, Gordon Gray Jr. Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies, Coordinator of the Arabic programs, and Director of Columbia Arabic Summer Programs -- Pr. Anna Lucille Boozer, Professor of Roman Mediterranean Archaeology and Ancient History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). -- Pr. Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Isla
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Doctor, Teacher, Terrorist: The Life and Legacy of Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri


In 2011, Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as head of al-Qaeda, a position he held until he was killed by a U.S. drone strike in July 2022. In his upcoming book, Dr. Sajjan Gohel, International Security Director at the Asia-Pacific Foundation, provides the first definitive account of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. In conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, Gohel details the life of al-Zawahiri, his deadly legacy, and the history and future of al-Qaeda.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Murder in Manchuria: The True Story of a Jewish Virtuoso, Russian Fascists, a French Diplomat, and a Japanese Spy in Occupied China (online)


Scott D. Seligman will discuss his riveting book. Venture into an enigmatic, unsolved murder set against the backdrop of a turbulent China on the cusp of World War II. The narrative unravels in Manchuria, sometimes referred to as China’s “Wild East,” highlighting the explosive mix of nationalities, religions, and ideologies. Central to the story is the tragic account of Semyon Kaspé, a promising Jewish musician. His abduction, torture, and eventual murder at the hands of antisemitic White Russians reveals deeper conspiracies, as they secretly follow the directives of their Japanese military overlords, drawn by Kaspé family wealth. As local authorities dawdle in their pursuit of the kidnappers, a tenacious French diplomat takes charge, embarking on a quest for justice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | A Conversation with New Yorker Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil


A reading with author Amy Kurzweil as she sits down with Mira Jacob to discuss her new work. Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of two graphic memoirs: Flying Couch and Artificial: A Love Story, forthcoming this October.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Air Pollution Disparities and Equality Assessments in the U.S.


Energy transitions and decarbonization require rapid changes to a nation's electricity generation mix. There are many feasible decarbonization pathways for the electricity sector, yet there is vast uncertainty about how these pathways will advance or derail the nation's energy equality goals. This discussion presents a framework for investigating how decarbonization pathways, driven by a least-cost paradigm, will impact air pollution inequality across vulnerable groups (e.g., low-income, minorities) in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Algerian Rai Dance


Esraa Warda, an Algerian-American dance artist, leads a dance workshop of Raï, the Algerian "rebel blues". Warda will elucidate the origin and evolution of Algeria's "rebel blues", a music genre that became an emblem of subversiveness both in Algeria and in the diaspora. Engaging themes of exile, love, boozy nights, and loss among others, Rai shines a light on the dilemmas and personal expressions of North Africans. Participants will learn the fundamental movements, rhythms, and "groove" of Rai dance accompanied by live musicians Sami Bouchareb and Nizar Dahmani.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Artists' Dialogue: Allow Me to Gather Myself


A virtual panel with artist-in-residence Mildred Beltré and artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Beltré’s work is on view in the exhibition Allow Me to Gather Myself. María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ work is featured in the exhibition Behold at the Brooklyn Museum and spans nearly four decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposium | Contemporary Issues in Transnational and Non-Western Identities, Genders and Sexualities


This symposium brings together a diverse team of faculty and graduate students to discuss a range of contemporary issues related to non-European identities, genders and sexualities. To start, Robyn Attarain will complicate our understanding of the relationship between whiteness and the term ""Aryan"", by offering a historical foray into the etymology of the term and its complicated evolution from ancient Persia to contemporary white supremacy. Building on the complicated categories of race, Bella Ibrahim will share initial findings from her research on cis-heterosexual Egyptian-American women navigating sex and reproductive health. Following this, Brittney Walker presents some preliminary research on the topic of Black American women and their pursuit of the perfect ""booty"". Focusing on Black American culture and drawing on social media, music videos, surgical practices and enhancing wardrobes, she asks - why do we obsess about butts so much? Moving on to migrant experiences, Sedef Ozoguz’s will focus on how sexual empowerment 'gets in the way' of liberation, by examining the lived experiences of two Turkish women living in the US. Finally, Cecilia Strand will take us abroad to discuss some findings from an ongoing research project on the Ugandan LGBTIQ+ community’s fight for human rights in an increasingly hostile environment, while navigating explicit and perceived donor pressures and preferences. The talks will be follow by brief comments from the moderator and the opportunity for in-depth Q&A.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | How to Identify a Mushroom


Most people know a mushroom when they see one, but very few can identify one with visual cues alone. During the late-nineteenth century, as mycology experienced a major transnational expansion, the lack of standard naming systems or methods for identifying specimens led to debates over the conditions of expertise and experiments in training observers. This talk explores the deceptively simple question of classifying a species in the work of Curtis Gates Lloyd, a Cincinnati-based mycologist who built a massive, international network of amateur observers in the early 20th century; in the first mushroom identification field guides from the mid-century; and in contemporary AI mushroom identification apps to explore the formation of expert judgment and its limits. Speaker: Brad Bolman, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study
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Screening | The Art of Exile: Short Films


These films tell the stories of visionary artists, musicians, novelists, and poets whose work challenges the status quo. These films celebrate the creative impulse and testify to the resilience of artists worldwide who refuse to be silenced. Artists are essential to the vitality of a free society. This event showcases three artists whose challenge to the status quo has made them targets of oppressive regimes and politically motivated attacks that lead to threats, censorship, imprisonment, and, ultimately, exile.  About the short films: MAI KHOI: I SING WHAT I SEE A profile of Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi A SHIP FROM GUANTÁNAMO A profile of Yemeni sculptor Moath al-Alwi THE EX-CRIMINAL A profile of Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | How to Be Multiple: The Philosophy of Twins


Wait, are you you or the other one? Which is the evil twin? Have you ever switched partners? Can you read each other's mind? Twins get asked the weirdest questions by strangers, loved ones, even themselves. For author Helena de Bres, a twin and philosophy professor, these questions are closely tied to some of philosophy's most unnerving unknowns. What makes someone themself rather than someone else? Can one person be housed in two bodies? What does perfect love look like? Can we really act freely? At what point does wonder morph into objectification?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Milton Resnick: The New York Studio School Talks, 1968–1972 (online)


David Reed and painter and author Geoffrey Dorfman celebrate the release of the new edition of Milton Resnick: The New York Studio School Talks, 1968–1972. Transcribed and edited by Dorfman, the Resnick talks were first published in Out of the Picture: Milton Resnick and the New York School in 2003. This new printing includes an introduction by Reed, who studied at the New York Studio School and attended the talks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | V.Silvestrov (2020): Documentary on Ukrainian Composer


A documentary film dedicated to the prominent Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov. It is an observation, a confession and, most of all, a story of great talent set against the backdrop of uncertain times. Director: Sergey Bukovsky 143 min.
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Opening Reception | Artist Talk 30 Ghosts


An exhibition of ten new paintings by Louise Bonnet. “Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.” Bonnet cites the opening lines of Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey as an inspiration for her new exhibition’s title and theme. In 30 Ghosts she is concerned with the lives that precede and follow our own—each the center of its own personal universe, like connected chain links—and with ideas of continuity and the future. The works on view in New York also confront the specter of death through structural and emblematic references to seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting, contrasting the vanitas symbols of flowers, fruit, and rich drapery with the artist’s more familiar bound and bloated human bodies. Some of these new compositions also incorporate renderings of short lengths of wood into their images of distorted nudes. The interpolation of these blunt objects into Bonnet’s unique mise-en-scènes alludes to movie and television actors’ use of “marks” to record their positions between takes for the sake of continuity, and to photographic models’ use of supports when spending extended periods in single poses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist on Artist Talk


A lecture on artist Sol LeWitt by artist Jonathas De Andrade.  De Andrade was born in Maceió, Brazil, in 1982. In his cross-disciplinary practice he uses installation, photography, and video to reconstruct and personify historical narratives. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo; New Museum, New York; and Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. He has participated in group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He lives in Recife, Brazil.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Exploring Opposing Personal Histories


Brad Kahlhamer gives an artist talk about his work. Kahlhamer is an artist working in a range of media including sculpture, drawing, painting, performance, and music to explore what he refers to as the "third place"—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. Reimagining a subjective vocabulary through a neo-expressionist lens, his work references hallmarks of twentieth-century abstract painting, such as German Expressionism, while incorporating a highly personal iconography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk: Inevitable Distances


A public conversation between art historian Gloria Sutton and Renée Green, the Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for 2023. Given Green's prolific output during the last thirty years, this conversation aims at contextualizing signal moments within the artist’s seminal oeuvre taking as a prompt Green’s extensive survey exhibition Inevitable Distances, presented in 2021 at KW Institute of Contemporary Art and daadgalerie, both in Berlin, and traveling in 2022 to the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich. The complexities and possibilities for language and media are long-standing subjects for Green, which the artist has rigorously framed in terms of translation, travel, and cultural transfer within her vital artworks. This conversation between Sutton and Green will provide a unique opportunity to trace some of the itineraries and distances in which Green’s work has circulated through the years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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
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Discussion | On the Page: Representing Black Muslim Life


Malcolm X, el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, is arguably one of the most recognized Black Muslim figures in the United States. Malcolm is being reimagined as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space in Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking opera X:The Life and Times of Malcolm X. Join for a conversation with educator and oral historian Zaheer Ali (American Muslims: A History Revealed), anthropologist and writer Donna Auston, PhD, and conductor Kazem Abdullah (X) as they explore the current scope of Black Muslim life in literature and staged productions. The evening will feature a performance by Baritone, Will Liverman who performs as Malcolm X in the newest Met Opera production, X:The Life and Times of Malcolm X.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | You, the Publisher


A conversation on the new world of DIY newsletters with Substackers Jane Hu (The Microdose) and Michael Easter (2 percent).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Happy: Migrating and Dreaming


Celina Baljeet Basra's novel is a story of a starry-eyed cinephile who leaves his rural village in Punjab to pursue his dreams—a formally daring debut novel set against the global migration crisis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | An Evening With Jailed Indian Journalist Shahina K.K.


A panel discussion with Kunāl Majumder, the India Representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, and veteran journalist Shahina K.K., senior editor for India's Outlook magazine. Shahina was one of the first journalists in India to be charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, a draconian anti-terror law extensively weaponized against journalists in the country for over a decade. She has continued her reporting in various posts despite awaiting trial for a case opened in 2010, when local government officials in Karnataka state sought to criminalize her reporting published in Tehelka, a prominent investigative magazine where she worked at the time. Her report cast doubt on a police investigation into 2008 bomb blasts in Bengaluru, alleging that the police had fabricated witness statements to arrest a local Muslim cleric. She faces three charges under the penal code, including criminal intimidation, intent to commit a criminal act, and criminal conspiracy, and one count under UAPA pertaining to threatening witnesses. As of June 2023, Shahina is out on bail pending trial. If convicted, she faces a maximum of three years in prison and a fine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Fairytales and Fantasies: An Enchanting Musical Journey


Program: Bernd Richard Deutsch (b. 1977) Chroma for flute solo (2007) Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Marchenerzahlungen Op. 132 for clarinet (edited for flute), viola and pian Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) Undine Sonate Op. 167 for flute and piano Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) Deux Interludes for flute, violin (edited for viola) and harpsicord (edited for piano) Paul Juon (1872-1940) Trio Miniatures Op. 18a, 24a for violin (edited for flute), cello (edited for viola) and piano A night of classical music with Austrian flutist Daniela Koch, violist Wolfram Hauser, and pianist Boris Kusnezow. Embark on a wondrous musical journey with this internationally acclaimed Trio that promises to transport you to a realm of enchantment and will weave a tapestry of melodies and stories that will captivate your imagination. The Trio is known for its passion, energy, and unparalleled expertise and its performances have earned adoration of audiences around the world. The repertoire for the "Fairytales and Fantasies" concert is carefully curated to create a musical journey filled with stories and dialogues. Each piece is chosen to evoke a sense of wonder and transport the audience to a world of imagination. "Fairytales and Fantasies" is designed to take the audience on a magical journey, where each piece forms a chapter in a musical book of enchantment, making for a truly memorable concert experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Education of an Architect


Distinguished professors present a panel exploring the intersection of architecture, design, and pedagogy. Celebrated for their built work, pedagogical innovation, advancements in climatic design, and data-driven justice approaches, they will engage in a dialogue highlighting years of innovation in their creative fields. Panelists include Acting Dean Hayley Eber, also Principal of Studio Eber; faculty members Benjamin Aranda, Principal at Aranda\Lasch; Pamela Cabrera, climate engineer at Transsolar Klima Engineering; Mersiha Veledar, an educator honored with ARCHITECT Magazine's 2018 Studio Prize; and Brad Samuels, co-founder of SITU and Director of SITU Research. The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on Peter Cooper's philanthropical ethic and belief that an education "equal to the best" should be accessible to all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works for Timpani, Violin, Cello, and More


Duncan Patton, timpani (type of drum); Kyle Ritenauer, Conductor; Ariel Horowitz, violin; Tal First, viola; Natasha Brofsky, cello; Clara Cho, cello; Mariko Anraku, harp; Patricia Zuber, flute; Joshua Owens, oboe; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; Hunter Lorelli, bassoon; Britton-René Collins, marimba; Steven White, marimba; Matt Ward, percussion. All Duncan Patton Program Étude Penombre from The Cryptic Circle Winter Solitary Dream of Infinite Connection Moxie Idyll Tough Questions In Motion
   New York City, NY; NYC
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