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76 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 19, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
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9:30 am
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Tours, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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9:30 am
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City Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Central Park Tour - Middle Section
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Harlem Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Street Fair
Master Class |
Joe Burgstaller has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his dazzling virtuosity, captivating sensitivity, and engaging personality. Formerly with Canadian Brass and the avant-garde Meridian Arts Ensemble, he was also one of the most popular soloists at Columbia Artists’ Community Concerts, performing over 60 solo concerts every year.
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10:00 am
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Joe Burgstaller, Virtuoso Trumpeter
Workshop |
This course will cover the basic features of the iPad. Learn the basics of navigating between apps, changing settings, how to customize your tablet, and much more.
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10:00 am
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, iPad Basics Workshop
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Workshop |
Learn how to enhance photos using the #1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic orientation to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. This class is taught on Apple desktop computers.
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Photoshop for Beginners
Film |
Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke. A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. 99 min.
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11:00 am
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941): Murderous Hubbie
Book Reading |
At the turn of the twenty-first century, a tide of nonviolent youth movements swept across Eastern Europe. Young people demanded political change in repressive political regimes that emerged since the collapse of communism. The Serbian social movement Otpor (Resistance) played a vital role in bringing down Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Inspired by Otpor's example, similar challenger organizations were formed in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine. The youth movements, however, differed in the extent to which they could mobilize citizens against the authoritarian governments on the eve of national elections. This book argues that the movement's tactics and state countermoves explain, in no small degree, divergent social movement outcomes. Using data from semi-structured interviews with former movement participants, public opinion polls, government publications, non-governmental organization (NGO) reports, and newspaper articles, the book traces state-movement interactions in five post-communist societies: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Olena Nikolayenko is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University.
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12:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Olena Nikolayenko discusses her book Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe
Lecture |
Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, E. Patrick Johnson of Northwestern University will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to a stage play and then to a documentary film. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy and aesthetics. E. Patrick Johnson is the author of two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Bach at Noon
Slide Lecture |
The architect James Sanders—co-writer with Ric Burns of the acclaimed eight-part PBS series New York: A Documentary Film, and author of the landmark book, Celluloid Skyline—will present a special illustrated talk on Grand Central in the movies.  Featuring dozens of rare and unusual images from his collection, the presentation will trace the extraordinary role the terminal has played in American film history.
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12:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Grand Central Cinema
City Walk |
Join a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more. Every Thursday from September 7 to October 26, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Tour The Battery
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Workshop |
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to learn meditation and find inner peace. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Film |
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann. A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. 94 min.
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1:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Ralph Nelson's Lilies of the Field (1963): Oscar for Sidney Poitier
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Subway Art Tour
City Walk |
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Open Mike |
Yes, you can be a poet! This is a collegial group who read and work together. Please bring 12 copies of your poem.
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2:00 pm
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Open Mikes, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Poetry Club
Workshop |
This workshop is most appropriate for adults who have had several different employers or at least 10 years of work experience. These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Thinking About A Career Change
Film |
Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton. A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. 82 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner (2017): Class Clash
Film |
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor. An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. 88 min.
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story (1942): Cash-Poor Inventor
Film |
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. 90 min. In French with English subtitles.
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960): French Horror
Film |
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl. An account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. 127 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife (2017): Saving Lives from the Nazis
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima.
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by by Maya Angelou.
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Classic American Memoir
Workshop |
Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you clarify your priorities, values and purpose so you can have optimal engagement during this stage of life.
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The New Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your 'Third Act'
Film |
The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935 Approx. 75 mins. Young Frankenstein, Approx. 102 mins. PG rating
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3:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Halloween Double Feature
Other |
Play bingo every Thursday. Meet new friends and have fun. All adults are welcomed. 
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4:00 pm
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Others, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Bingo Night for Adults
Film |
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson. A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. 118 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island (2017): Giant Gorilla Reboot
Discussion |
The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. This is a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who will show how these modes of inquiry bear on each other and explain what makes music mean. Welcoming Remarks: David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art and Director Pamela Smith, Professor of History and Chair, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience Speakers: David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, School of Music & Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University Aniruddh D. Patel, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University Elizabeth Tolbert, Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
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4:15 pm
Free
Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Music and Meaning
Lecture |
Speaker Michael Paris is working on a book about the history and possible futures of school desegregation in the United States. For the past several decades, observers from across the political spectrum have agreed that this cause is dead. The main purpose of the book is to explore new possibilities for revival.
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Racial Liberalism and School Desegregation: The Connecticut Case of Sheff v. O'Neill
Discussion |
The Trump Administration’s announcement that it would increase the US troop presence in Afghanistan signals a new force-based approach to solving the conflict. In recent years, Russia has actively engaged with the Afghanistan issue, sponsoring regional conferences and peace talks, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented that the Trump Administration's new strategy is a “dead end.” How are Washington and Moscow now approaching the promotion of peace and stability in the region and what are their underlying assumptions and constraints? How does each country approach questions of a negotiated political settlement and broader regional diplomacy? Is there a danger of a proxy conflict emerging between the Untied States and Russia in Afghanistan and more broadly across Central Asia? Please join us for a discussion with leading Afghanistan experts from both Russia and the United States. Chairs: Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center
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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Back to the Future in Afghanistan? Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in a Time of Regional Uncertainty
Concert |
International Contemporary Ensemble performs a concert celebrating their long-term collaboration with composer Sabrina Schroeder.   The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. “The new gold standard for new music” - The New Yorker “Extraordinary” - New York Times
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, International Contemporary Ensemble, “America’s foremost new-music group”
Concert |
Celebrated by critics and audiences around the world, The International Contemporary Ensemble is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created, experienced, and shared. When ICE comes to the Library, they offer more than concert, they involve the audience in a radical archiving experiment, where composers, performers, and audiences all share in the process of creating a new music work. For this first concert of a new ICE at the Library season, the imaginative and bold Sabrina Schroeder shares a new work for percussion with custom-built mechanisms and transducers.
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The International Contemporary Ensemble: Collecting Sabrina Schroeder
Birdwatching |
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Birdwatchings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Fall Birding Tour
Opening Reception |
This group show features 11 photographers: Julie Blattberg, Glen Goodenough, Shoun Hill, Erin Karp, Diana Leidel (pictured), Gaspar Marquez, Ira Merritt, Joseph O’Neill, Alissa Rosenberg, Sara Sill, and Samuel Partal. The artists will be on hand to discuss their works in detail with the public.
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5:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Caught in Time: A Contemporary Photographic Exhibit
Talk |
In conjunction with Vice President Gore's Inconvenient Truth presentations, come hear what the latest science is telling us about our climate, the impact across the globe, and how we can help support the work already being done to solve it. Climate Leader Reality Project Volunteer Peter Fontana is excited to discuss empowering ways we can help in our everyday lives (big and small) + lead a Q&A.
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6:00 pm
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Talks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Climate Reality Project
Talk |
A talk with writer, artist, filmmaker and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi, connecting fieldwork under conditions of political censorship to the self-censorship that academia sometimes seems to demand.
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Talks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Playing with Fire: Iran, Ethnography, and the Question of Genre
Opening Reception |
From the artist: "Commerce was never a concern of mine. The idea of commerce grew as the years went by. Originally, I was hired by Vogue as an artist, finally the man who hired me fired me as that artist — Alexander Liberman. His final words were, 'My dear, you're a great artist, but Vogue doesn't need art'.”
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Opening Receptions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Life: Photographs by Sheila Metzner
Opening Reception |
In her recent most work, Perry-Herrera derives from a project that she was immersed in during 2010. During that time the artist undertook the role of a researcher to investigate the lumber sold in her local hardware store and tracked it to the timber-felling site outside of Houston, Texas. From her research originated the idea of perceiving contemporary events in retrospect. Here, the work provokes the inquiry of imagining a world where trees are only a memory. Perry-Herrera uses cyanotype, an obsolete photographic process that relies on the sun, to reproduce the various images that she collected from her timber-felling research. Adding to the preciousness of the trees, she preserves the cyanotype images in resin.  
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Opening Receptions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Felling: Photography by Brenda Perry-Herrera
Opening Reception |
Ginny Casey (b. 1981, Niskayuna, New York; lives New York) received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Half Gallery and 106 Green, New York and MIER Gallery, Los Angeles. In April 2017 she opened a two-person show at the ICA in Philadelphia and was included in group shows at DC Moore Gallery, New York; Romeo, New York; and Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Opening Receptions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Sitting Still: Paintings by Ginny Casey
Book Reading |
A talk and reception celebrating the publication of a beautiful new book by photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum. In conversation with writer Amy Stein-Milford, the two will discuss their experience chronicling an iconic New York City neighborhood during a period of rapid change.
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side: Two photographers discuss their book
Book Reading |
Celebrate the launch of Columbia University Press's newest series, the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. This series takes the full measure of the complexity and significance of capitalism, placing it at the center of the American experience. The event will feature the first two books in the series: - From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs by Joshua Clark Davis, University of Baltimore. - Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America by Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire. Also on hand will be series co-editors Devin Fergus (Ohio State University), Louis Hyman (Cornell University), Bethany Moreton (Dartmouth), and Julia Ott (The New School). Food and beverages will be served.  
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism
Book Reading |
Kamau Ware will give a talk about his work about the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City, which will be moderated by Professor Jennifer Morgan.
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Kamau Ware discusses his new book The Other Side of Wall Street
Book Reading |
In a shocking true crime story, a con man, blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, reigns as a purveyor of the last century’s most storied vintages until the truth comes out and his world comes spectacularly crashing down. Light refreshments will be served.
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Peter Hellman discusses his new book "In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
Lecture |
This talk will present some of the significant historiographical contributions of studying religion in colonial Mexico from the starting point of laywomen's participation and experience. Looking at laywomen's interactions with clergy, ecclesiastical courts, sacraments and other church rituals, and cloisters, the larger study from which this talk is taken argues that women were central in the gradual process of creating colonial religious culture in New Spain. This talk synthesizes some of the most important findings of this larger study, focusing on the ways that centering laywomen impacts a number of historical and theoretical debates in the field of colonial Latin American history the history of early modern Catholicism. Speaker Jessica Delgado is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Princeton University.
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Making of Colonial Catholicism
Lecture |
Signal to Noise describes a contemporary mode of perception -- and practice, within our contemporary culture and acknowledges that cultural production today is set against an expanding backdrop of media and information. This superabundance of signals, images, and data points creates a congested context against which all public arts are read. Indeed the notion of public – and private- has been fundamentally altered by a technologically expanded sense of commons that extends across media formats and channels. Speaker: Eric Höweler at Höweler Yoon Architects
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Signal to Noise: The Superabundance of Data
Lecture |
Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, E. Patrick Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research to the stage and then to film. The lecture will also engage questions of ethics, advocacy and aesthetics. E. Patrick Johnson is the chair of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, From Field to Performance: Adapting Oral History and Ethnographic Fiim
Lecture |
In this talk Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp will outline the project of their recent book, which offers a critical reevaluation and rearticulation of the social constructivist ambitions of Berger and Luckmann’s 1966 book The Social Construction of Reality while radically rethinking the implications of this for a work saturated not just with digital media, but with data processes. More broadly, they will argue for a reengagement of media theory with the broader tradition of social theory in the face of a radical expansion of what media are, and how mediation and datafication are embedded in everyday social orders.   With: Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen.
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Mediated Construction of Reality
Lecture |
This talk draws attention to Sophie de Grouchy’s 1798 distinction between negative and positive right, which, upon examination, prefigures the famous distinction between positive and negative liberty. Eric Schliesser of the University of Amsterdam analyzes her treatment, and argues that she should be accorded a significant place in the discussions of the tradition(s) of reflection on the famous distinction.
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Lectures, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Sophie de Grouchy, The Tradition(s) of Two Liberties, and the Missing Mother(s) of Liberalism
Concert |
Check out Bowtie Dave, the Ecudadorian native, coming to you live. The multi-talented musician plays bass, guitar and is a singer-songwriter as well as a loopmaster and sound engineer.
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Bowtie Dave: Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter
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Adam Coretti is an Anglo-Italian, worldwide famous journalist. The pillars of his career are inflexibility and integrity. For these reasons people in power fear him. Agreeing on an interview with him is, for a politician or a lobbyist, a statement of honesty. However, everyone is aware that being interviewed by him could also lead to unexpected and dramatic consequences. 84 min. In Italian with English subtitles.
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Michele Diomà's Sweet Democracy (2016): Docu-Fiction Film from Italy
Book Discussion |
A conversation on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombia's Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Panel: Mariano Siskind, Harvard University Elaine Savory, Eugene Lang College Juan E De Castro, Eugene Lang College
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Fifty Years of Solitude: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez
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As consumers of art, we are no longer satisfied when served ingredients one-by-one. That’s why art mixology experts at the International Arts Alliance have prepared their first art, music and fashion blend, the theme of which can be best described as finding unity in diversity. The program will include the Wearable Art Collection of Lyudmila Bokov, Two Voices from Beyond, the music duo of Elena Kwoka and Olga Pshelintseva-Mares with special guest Niko Znaharchuk of PROSSPEKT, and the paintings of Yelena Lezhen and Konstantin Bokov.
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Festivals, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, A Night for the Arts: An Art, Music and Fashion Blend
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Assistant Professor Jeongki Lim will interview FAAR Founder Lee Anderson in a discussion about the juxtaposition of Fashion and Aerospace, demonstrating their shared interests, from the past and the future. 
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Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Fashion and Aerospace
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This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
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Discuss Sebastian Barry's novel. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Book Discussions, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Days Without End: Lyrical Western
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Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences. Featuring: Forrest Gander and Lucy Ives go beyond description to contemplate miracles and disasters Dominic Pettman and Merritt Symes wonder if Chicken Little is right about the sky falling Elissa Schappell and Rob Spillman practice meditation through silence and noise  
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Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Double Take 22 Reading
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Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing, and, most recently, Rocket Fantastic: Poems (Persea, 2017). Dana Levin is author of four collection of poetry including In The Surgical Theatre, Wedding Day, Sky Burial, and Banana Palace (Copper Canyon, 2016). Adrian Matejka is the author of four collections of poetry, including The Devil’s Garden, Mixology, chosen for the National Poetry Series; The Big Smoke, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; and most recently, Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017).
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Poetry Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Writers Read: Gabrielle Calvocoressi / Dana Levin / Adrian Matejka
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The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives.
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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Kevin Cook reads from his book Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
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A paixão de JL centers on the audio diary on tape cassettes that José Leonilson began in 1990, recording his emotions, daily life, and events taking place in Brazil and around the world. Over time, the recordings came to hold a new urgency when José Leonilson learned that he was HIV positive. 82 min.
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Carlos Nader's A paixão de JL (2015): Documentary on Artist José Leonilson
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. 145 min. With English subtitles. Screening followed by a discussion with Professor Richard Pena, and Emeritus Professor Robert Paxton.
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows (1969): French War Drama
Classical Music |
Come and hear three international performing cathedral staff organists perform on the mighty Kilgen organ. Featuring Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music Daniel Brondel, Associate Director of Music Michael Hey, Associate Director of Music Performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Guy Bovet, Marcel Dupré, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Three Organists Spectacular
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New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Tours, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
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Since 2007, Mexico City-based band Ampersan has honored its close relationship with traditional Mexican music, while also embarking on cultural exchanges and embracing sound experimentation and contemporary classical music. Mixing traditional instruments with modern genres such as rock, jazz, and electronic, the band creates immersive musical poetry. Tonight, Ampersan leads us on an audiovisual journey through the different landscapes and sounds of Mexico and Latin America.  
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Traditional Mexican Music: Ampersan
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Lisa Yui, lecturer and the coordinator, presenting students, faculty, and friends of the school.  
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The Piano and the Four Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire
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A rare and absolutely unknown work, made by Bill Stephens in collaboration with French filmmaker Chris Marker and Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver. Congo Oyé was never completed and long believed lost until it was recently unearthed on video cassette from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The film follows an exploratory visit to Africa's first People's Republic declared by President Marien Ngouabi. 45 min. Also showing: Sokoni - Dir. Benoit Mugabo, 2017, 13 Min. - A winding, colorful walk in the rain through Virunga Market in Goma.
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Films, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Bill Stephens' Congo Oyé (1971): Rare Documentary
Classical Music |
Program: Bartok: 14 Bagatelles, Op. 6 Two movements from Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 Piano Sonata, Sz. 80 Featuring: MSM Brass Ensemble David Jolley, Conductor
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Concerts, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Bartok! Bartok! Bartok!: Classic Upon Classic by the Modern Master
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
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City Walks, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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The MigrArti Project is a series of short movies with the aim to foster intercultural dialogue through film projects featuring immigrant communities already established in Italy; it is a selection of the best ones screened during the 74th Venice Film Festival. Short film program: LA MACCHIA by Luca Cusani(4 min.) LA RECITA by Guido Lombardi (15 min.) L'AMORE SENZA MOTIVO by Paolo Mancinelli (15 min.) SARA by Paolo Civati (16 min.) NELLA YUGOSFERA by Roberto Malfatto (15 min.) AMBARADAM by Amin Nour e Paolo Negro (15 min.) LA GIRAFFA SENZA GAMBA by Fausto Romano (15 min.) In Italian with English subtitles.
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Screenings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, The MigrArti Project: Short Films from Italy
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A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
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Plays, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
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