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All events, things to do on October 25, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Park Boot Camp
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With: Nancy Bruning Wednesdays through October 25, 2017
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7:00 am
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Fitness Class
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Harlem Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships.  Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment.  The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times.  See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UCLA-trained mindfulness facilitator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Public Park Tour
Lecture |
A fundamental aspect of school life rests on the collective substructures of peer networks. This talk examines two intersecting substructures here: peer groups defined as dense communities of close friends and role positions, defined on the local pattern of ties one is embedded within, which are globally aligned by the school status structure. Combined, these two dimensions define the social field of a school for adolescents. Despite intense policy interest in “peer pressure” and theoretical interests in generalizations of fields, there is little basic descriptive information on the life-history of these key social network substructures in real-world networks, in part due to lack of available data and appropriate methods. Here, we describe the dynamics of groups and roles in dynamic data on 6 waves of peer network data in a way that lets us see the simultaneous emergence of behavior homophily and status stability. Lecturer James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Structural Dynamics of Groups and Roles in Early Adolescent Friendship Networks
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Bach at Noon
Talk |
Three years ago, L.A. based photographer Dotan Saguy started a casual street photography project in his hometown. Over time the project morphed into a rich photo documentary about the culture of Venice Beach and is about to be published as a monograph by one of the most prestigious German art book publishers: Kehrer Verlag (Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Saul Leiter). In this presentation Saguy will show his street and documentary work while explaining how the project evolved over time and how he found a great publisher. There are great lessons here for anyone with an idea for a long term project, whether you haven’t started yet or are already in the middle of it. Saguy will offer tips and inspiration to help you turn your project into a reality. Saguy will also share his techniques for capturing raw, candid street moments with a digital Leica rangefinder.
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1:00 pm
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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, From Street Photography to a Successfully Published Book
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Concert |
Program TBA featuring Nikki Pet, clarinetist
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Student Clarinet Recital
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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
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Screening |
After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes, and have inspired even more, as has his name and image. At least four American cities claim this literary legend as their own – Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia and New York: an NFL football team is named after one of his poems, and his image appears on everything from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to lunchboxes, bobbleheads and socks. Creating the detective fiction genre with “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), Poe wrote over 100 short stories and poems altogether, beginning with Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), his first published work. Written and directed by Eric Stange (The War That Made America, American Experience: Murder at Harvard), the new documentary American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive: Exclusive Pre-Broadcast Showing of PBS Documentary
Screening |
Eminent dance historian and critic Lynn Garafola will screen and discuss work by Michel Fokine, whom many consider to be the father of modern ballet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Dance on Film: Michel Fokine (the father of modern ballet)
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, High Line Tour
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Whether you want to learn key words and phrases for travel or build up fluency for school and work, this beginner-level class will make learning French practical, easy, and fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Beginner-Level French Class
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Meets each Wednesday afternoon from May 6 through October 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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Morris I. Betesh explains why the concepts of diversification, behavioral finance, and portfolio rebalancing are so important to investors. Morris I. Betesh is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management focusing on retirement planning, diversified portfolio management, options, and income strategies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Three Pillars of Smart Investing
Opening Reception |
The Art of Change, created by College of Performing Arts artist-in-residence Jean-Baptiste Barrière, is an interactive, participative, and generative visual and musical art installation. The installation poses the question, What needs to be changed in the world? The project presents historic film clips as well as new and evolving video statements and propositions. In the installation, visitors explore and transform the videos with their gestures, creating an artistic and reflexive experience. The project is intended to encourage speculative and prospective thinking, establish an open platform for contributors, and build new narratives of change. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Art of Change: Installation Exhibition
Concert |
The pianists of NYU Steinhardt, joined by members of NYU's Program in Vocal Performance, bring special ambience to this performance.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt
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Charles Cole, director Program TBD.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, London Oratory Schola Choir
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Practice of meditation and slow-moving exercise.
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
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With Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry.
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Poetry Workshop
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc. Please note: Bring a flash drive with an MP3 or WMA audio file, and an MP4 or MOV video file if you wish to practice embedding media.
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4:30 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010 Workshop
Book Reading |
After being diagnosed with cancer, the author found solace in writing, especially while reaching out to family members to learn more about the "old days" to create a truly compelling and personal narrative in her books.
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5:30 pm
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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Selina Siak Chin Yoke reads from her book The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
Discussion |
This program showcases the research being done in our community on the topic of Mental Health and Aging. You are invited to bring your ideas, experience, and questions on this topic into an open conversation with a few of the scientific minds from New York-Presbyterian-Cornell and MSK-PDA.
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Mental Health and Aging
Talk |
In the United States, Evangelicalism, popular music, and black culture have been closely intertwined since the 1970s. This evening, Josef Sorett examines influences and exchanges between gospel, hip hop, praise and worship music, and performances by a diverse range of artists, including popular Gospel artists like Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin, lesser known figures such as Ron Kenoly and Lecrae, along with current stars like Chance the Rapper. Sorett finds that their interplay demonstrates submerged connections between religion, race, media, masculinity, and the market in our current moment.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, 'Seems Like Blessings Keep Falling on My Lap': The Cultural Politics of American Religion and Popular Music
Poetry Reading |
Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. To celebrate the new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, many of the poets featured will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others from The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses, including Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson, Patrick Phillips, and Katha Pollitt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Poetry Society of America Celebrates 25 Years of Poetry in Motion
Discussion |
Sustainable living is a way of life that sees material consumption as a means rather than as an end, and attempts to use as few resources as possible to reduce carbon footprint and environmental damage. Consumption patterns are changing, and the sustainable lifestyle is playing a key role in the movement toward a sustainable economy. This panel will provide a broad discussion of the sustainable lifestyle, and look specifically at the growth of the sharing economy to demonstrate the changes in the how we consume and use goods and services. Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute Panelists include: • William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs • Sarah Flint Stender, Quality Assurance and Sustainability Manager, Rent the Runway • Jason Post, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Uber The panel will be followed by a reception with food and drink.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Sustainability and the Sharing Economy
Lecture |
Since 1920, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has managed and maintained a well-loved and heavily used trail system stretching across the New York metropolitan area.  The key to providing access to hikers and daytrippers alike are the high-quality trail maps for parks produced by the Trail Conference.  This is a public talk with cartographer Jeremy Apgar on the history of trail mapping in the region over the past 100 years, how maps are made today, and why Trail Conference maps are considered the gold standard for trail maps in the region, and beyond. A selection of historical trail maps and guides  from the New York Public Library's collection will be on display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
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Lecturer Amelia Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer Performativity
Concert |
Peter & the Master Keys is a unique jazz and blues band that is stacked with some of the finest young musicians in New York City today. We specialize in the kind of soulful, jazz-inflected rhythm and blues that was popularized by greats like Ray Charles in the 50’s and 60’s, but we also play jazz from the 30’s through the 50’s – with a whole lot of swing and verve. With three horns: trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax and an ace rhythm section: keys, upright bass, drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Peter & The Master Keys: Unique Jazz & Blues Band
Workshop |
Laughter yoga is a unique concept that mixes yogic breathing with laughter exercises and childlike playfulness to create contagious belly laughter in groups. The outcome is fun and also promotes emotional, physical and social benefits. No mats or special clothes needed. Led by Lisa Berman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Laughter Yoga
Film |
Based on Juan Gonzalez’s book, Harvest of Empire exposes the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the waves of migration it induced. The film offers a fearless look at the growing Latino presence in the United States, bringing the U.S. attempts at territorial expansion and commercial advancement into the immigration narrative. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Ann Stoler (Professor of Anthropology and History), Alyshia Galvez (Director of CUNY’s Mexican Studies Institute), and the social justice organization Make the Road NYC to talk about postcolonial legacies across the Americas, and ways of contesting the contemporary border landscape as engaged scholars and activists. Latin American food and refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Harvest of Empire (2012): US Intervention in Latin America
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A documentary on a New York fish market telling about a tough world the workers deal and live in. Having more than 180-year old history, the market speaks for itself and tells its own story without a narrator. 80 min. Followed by a talk from the director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Robert Keith Nicolay's Fulton Fish Market U.S.A. (2009): Documentary on a Tough Institution
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Leo Hurwitz’s Strange Victory (1948) was made during a time when critique of American society was seen as bordering on treason. Now, almost 70 years after the film premiered, it has lost none of its topicality. Collaging nonfiction materials, newsreel footage, and Hurwitz’s own brilliantly-staged scenes, the film examines the meaning of victory over Hitler for U.S. society. America may have won the war, but why, the film asks, “in the country of the victors, [are] the ideas of the defeated still in fashion?” The film was beautifully restored by Milestone Films from producer Barney Rosset’s original 1948 nitrate interpositive. Milestone Films' co-founders, Dennis Doros and Amy Heller, will introduce the film, speaking about their experiences with Rosset, the preservation process, and a brief conclusion that Hurwitz added to the film in the 1960s. Cinema Studies PhD Candidate Tanya Goldman will also discuss the film’s curious distribution history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, A Strange Film for Strange Times: The Many Lives of Leo Hurwitz’s Strange Victory
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Matthew Desmond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City: Milwaukee's Poorest Neighhborhoods
Classical Music |
Pianists from the Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Sonatenabend Recital
Talk |
Édouard Louis is the author of The End of Eddy and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Fiction Forum: Édouard Louis
Book Reading |
Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today.
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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Anne Applebaum discusses his book Red Famine
Book Reading |
Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Gere reads from the new translation of Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees (1957, 2017 translation by Ann Goldstein). Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy—he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn. The Baron in the Trees exemplifies Calvino’s peerless ability to weave tales that sparkle with enchantment. This new English rendering by acclaimed translator Ann Goldstein breathes new life into one of Calvino’s most beloved works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Actor Richard Gere reads Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees
Discussion |
Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted through New York City, uprooting neighborhoods, flooding buildings, streets, and subways, leaving many without power, food, or clean water. Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School and the Stanton Building Task Force of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition to realize community-engaged prototypes for social resiliency in an underutilized Park building. Project overview and breakouts with community partners, faculty, students, and all interested in local climate action. Conveners: Jean Gardner, School of Constructed Environments and Tishman Center Faculty Member Wendy Brawer, Director, Green Map System Jennifer Vallone, Senior Program Director, University Settlement K Webster, President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Gisbel Videla, Graduate Student, Parsons School of Design
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Preparing for Today: Urgency, Engagement and Action in the Age of Uncertainty
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In a post-election essay for The New Yorker, the critic Alex Ross wrote that the “combination of economic inequality and pop-cultural frivolity” in current American life were precisely the fertile ground for an American catastrophe that the Jewish intellectuals of the Frankfurt School anticipated in their studies of antisemitism, mass culture, and the “authoritarian personality.” Jack Jacobs (CUNY), Jonathon Catlin (Princeton), and Liliane Weissberg (Penn) discuss how the Frankfurt School’s analysis of antisemitism in particular sheds light on the racism undergirding contemporary right-wing populist movements.
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Frankfort School Knew Trump Was Coming
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Why do birds sing? Could we call what they sing and how they sing music? Of all nonhuman animals, birds teach us to check anthropocentrism in music, or, as David Rothenberg puts it in Why Birds Sing (2005), birds check “the conceit that humanity is needed to find beauty in the natural world.” But how do they learn songs? Do they invent and compose them or “parrot” what they hear? This is a discussion between animal behavioral psychologist Professor Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College) and distinguished professor of philosophy and music, composer and clarinetist, Professor David Rothenberg (NJIT). 
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Beyond Imitation: Birdsong and Vocal Learning
Lecture |
One of the first measures taken by the Vichy government, the law of July 22nd, 1940, intended to give France back to the French. It organized the denaturalization of all French nationals naturalized since 1927. Hundreds of thousands of people were targeted by the law—Jews chiefly among them, even if the law did not explicitly mention them. Drawing from a large archival investigation, Claire Zalc’s Dénaturalisés, les retraits de nationalité sous Vichy examines how the magistrates of the committee that revised naturalizations made their decisions, how prefects and mayors implemented their instructions, how people stripped from French nationality were impacted, and how they responded. In English
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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Denaturalizing French Nationals under the Vichy Regime
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In the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), representation of individual and social identity took limited forms and channels, mostly of official portraits of the male elite. Commoners, women, and children were only pictured in highly stereotyped manners through genre and anecdotal paintings. Photography, introduced to Korea in the late 19th century, presented one's social and familial identity in a radically different way. This lecture will read some early photographs of Korean men, women, and children of both elite and non-elite families. These photographs unintentionally reveal the changing social and family dynamics of the late 19th century Korea; furthermore, they ask the question of individuality. With Jiyeon Kim, Project Specialist at Peabody Essex Museum, MA. Refreshments provided.
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Lectures, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Family, Status, and Individuality in Early Korean Photography
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In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. Our simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Join us and experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand.
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Workshops, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Journey Meditation
Talk |
Jehmu Greene, television commentator, social justice advocate, former President of Rock the Vote, and political/media strategist, will share lessons learned from her extensive career and most recent candidacy for DNC chair.
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Talks, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Jehmu Greene, Social Justice Advocate
Reading |
With: Elaine Sexton, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Carol Zoref, and William Olsen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, New Issues Poetry and Prose Readings
Book Reading |
The cookbook that Top Chef fans have been waiting for, from the celebrated judge who makes delicious food and inspired cooking accessible for home cooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Anthony Lolli discusses his book The Heart of the Deal
Book Reading |
Barry Blitt's cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times. Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Legendary actor Alan Alda in discussion with Barry Blitt his book Blitt
Discussion |
A conversation on poetry responding to art, art responding to the times, and more, with visual artist Ellen Gallagher and Academy of American Poets Chancellor Terrance Hayes. Hayes wrote the ekphrastic poem “Wigphrastic” in response to Gallagher’s print series “DeLuxe.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Poetry Responding to Art
Film |
Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo íntimo al natural explores the life of the iconic Paraguayan artist who developed his career in Buenos Aires during the 1980s and 1990s. The film serves as an affective exercise with valuable archival material as Feliciano, his work, and his time are revisited through the memories of his friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Mon Ross' Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo íntimo al natural (2016): Iconic Paraguayan Artist
Musical |
The Gravity of Love is an exploration of human emotions through music and dance by Japan's international producer/composer Toya.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, The Gravity of Love: A New Musical
Classical Music |
Program: Galuppi: Sonata No. 5 in C major Marco Stroppa: Miniature Estrose Berio: Six Encores Berio: Sonata Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1998 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain, with such accolades from The New York Times as “Phenomenon. There’s no denying that he is something special.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Taka Kigawa, Critically Acclaimed Pianist
Comedy Club |
With: Janelle James, Chris Distefano, Emma Willmann, Petey Debreau, and Ryan Schutt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, In Your Dreams: A Night of Comedy
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Classical Music | One of the oldest choirs of NY perform famous Requiem

Regular Price: $30
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Classical Music | Famous symphony with a large choir

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