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All events, things to do on October 26, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Chamber Music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and more
free events nyc Bowtie Dave: Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter
free events nyc Jan Bidwell discusses her book Sitting Still: Meditation as the Secret Weapon of Activism
free events nyc Sven Ratzke, German-Dutch Cabaret Star
free events nyc Rendered History: Reclaiming the Truth of War in the Former Yugoslavia
free events nyc New Deal, Trump Deal: NYC
free events nyc C. Robert Cargill discusses his book A Sea of Rust
free events nyc Works by Liszt, Dvořák, Rimsky-Korsakov
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Former Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. addresses and the changing world of higher education, alternative credentials and how best the equity in education movement can prepare and persist with integrity and wisdom in the decade ahead.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, College for All – A Broken Promise? College, Alternative Credentials and Equity
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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Central Park Tour - Middle 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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Harlem Tour
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A native of Queens, NY, Jeff Scott started the French horn at age 14, receiving an anonymous gift scholarship to go to the Brooklyn College Preparatory Division. Scott's performance credits are many and varied. They include The Lion King orchestra (on Broadway, New York) 1997-2005, and the 1994 revival of Showboat 1994-1997. He has been a member of the Alvin Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem orchestras since 1995 and has performed numerous times under the direction of Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
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10:00 am
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Jeffrey Scott, French Hornist
Workshop |
This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing, no technical background and no personal printer required. They will start with a short overview of this exciting new technology and cover beginner 3D printing tools. Using an easy-to-learn online application you will customize your own simple 3D product that can be printed with Shapeways. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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Workshops, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 3D Printing Mini 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Film |
Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy. A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. 119 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963): Don't Look Up
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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Bach at Noon
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.
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
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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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Film |
Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy. Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles. 123 min.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Mark Robson's Oscar Winner Earthquake (1974): All-Star Disaster
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Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh. A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. 112 min.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, George Sidney's Bye Bye Birdie  (1963): Teen Idol Gets Drafted
Classical Music |
Adria Benjamin, viola; Tomoko Fujita, cello; Adrienne Kim, piano; Lisa Kozenko, oboe; Sebu Sirinian, violin; Nicolas Scherzinger, composer; Terry Szor, flugelhorn; Lisa Tipton, violin; Miho Weber, cello; and Warren Wernick, flugelhorn, present a program of works by Bax, Beethoven, Shostakovich and a world premiere by Nicolas Scherzinger.
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Chamber Music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and more
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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
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.
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Screenings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive: Exclusive Pre-Broadcast Showing of PBS Documentary
Film |
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. 104 min.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Jordan Peele's Get Out (2017): Hidden Horrors
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CAT PEOPLE (1942) 73 min., b&w, directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR. A young woman believes curse has been placed on her that will turn her into a black panther, and soon she is haunted by the cries of one. THE BLACK CAT (1934) 65 min., b&w, directed by EDGAR G. ULMER. Suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. A devil-worshipping Austrian architect is summoned to the castle of a compatriot doctor, who secretly plots a bizarre “revenge” upon the architect for betraying their county in World War I.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Halloween Double Feature: Cat People / The Black Cat
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Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato. A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985): Yet More Zombies
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Christine, 1983 Approx. 110 mins. R rating Carrie, 1976 Approx. 98 mins. R rating
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3:00 pm
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Halloween Double Feature
Other |
Play bingo every Thursday. Meet new friends and have fun. All adults are welcomed.
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Others, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Bingo Night for Adults
Book Reading |
What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become the reality of the lives we lead? A tale of obsession and betrayal, Tomorrow in the Battle paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London’s elite navigate their own professional and moral crises. The cast will feature Patrick Hamilton, Ruth Mahala Sullivan, and Allison Threadgold. 
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Kieron Barry discusses his book Tomorrow in the Battle
Discussion |
Natural light sources and their associated phenomena are distinguished by their capacity to incite awe, fear, curiosity, and fascination––emotions that contribute to the sense that we are part of a larger system we may never fully understand. Solar light, which encompasses both sunlight and daylight, offers an opportunity for designers to incorporate the dynamism and variability of natural light into the built environment as a counterpoint to the relative stability of architectural form. This event—-featuring leaders in the field including Davidson Norris from Carpenter Norris Consulting, Star Davis from Arup and others—-will expand upon critical issues of place and practice that impact natural light and architecture. This program expands upon questions raised in the upcoming Natural Light issue of Lighting: Illumination in Architecture magazine (UK) edited by Glenn Shrum, Director of Parsons Lighting Design program and principal of Flux Studio.
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Natural Light and Architecture
Lecture |
Rapid urban expansion in wealthy parts of China has led to the resettlement of many villagers into high-rise buildings, making earlier forms of material and cultural life impossible. At the same time, large-scale urban reconstruction has displaced many old city neighborhoods. One result is that the territorially-based religion described in much of the anthropological and historical literature has become increasingly untenable as the entire ecosystem surrounding it has grown unstable. This talk examines what appears to be an especially creative zone for religious innovation: the expanding urban edge. The cases come from various cities in southern Jiangsu and focus on ghost attacks, a spirit medium network, and innovations in the forms and objects of temple worship. Theoretically, the paper thinks about ecosystems in the broadest sense of complexly articulated systems, without assuming a divide between nature and culture. Speaker Dr. Robert Weller’s work concentrates on China and Taiwan in comparative perspective. His actual research topics, however, are eclectic—running from ghosts to politics, rebellions to landscape paintings. Perhaps what unites everything is an interest in finding the limits to authority in all its settings.
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Lectures, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Religious Change and Disturbed Religious Ecosystems in Jiangsu, China
Master Class |
Featuring violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi, this masterclass provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Master Class: Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Aldous Huxley.
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Brave New World: Frightening Future
Talk |
An educational talk on relationship violence. Presenters: Verenice Heredia, Program Supervisor, and Viomari Vargas, Outreach Coordinator, Dominican Women’s Development Center. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Healthy Relationships
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Chris Bradley (b. 1982, USA) is a visual artist based in Chicago.                             View Larger Map   Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: 5:30pm EDT Location: 34 Stuyvesant St, New York Room: Einstein Auditorium Contact jka272@nyu.edu Cost: Free
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Talks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Artist Talk: Chris Bradley
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Selina Siak Chin Yoke reads from her book The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ian McEwan.
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5:45 pm
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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Nutshell: Wife's Tragic Infidelity
Opening Reception |
The exhibition features over 70 black and white vintage prints of photographs made by Jill Freedman in the protest camp built on the Washington Mall as the culmination of the Poor People’s Campaign. Freedman’s sustained pictorial effort is one of the lasting achievements of photography as social protest in America. This work was published in book form in 1971, but has never been exhibited previously.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968: 70 Black-and-White Vintage Photos
Opening Reception |
Haruka Sakaguchi presents an ongoing portrait series of New York natives who have been affected by gentrification. Subjects are photographed in their homes or workplaces and asked to submit a handwritten note, either depicting the way gentrification has affected them personally or in an “open letter” addressing newcomers to New York City. The unedited note is then positioned next to the portrait, in diptych format. Haruka Sakaguchi is a Japanese photographer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on cultural identity and sense of place.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Perfect City: You’re Next: Portraits by Haruka Sakaguchi
Opening Reception |
This exhibition features dozens of small-scale works, sized at 5 by 7 inches or less, which can be purchased “off the wall” and fit conveniently in a tote bag or briefcase. Among the mediums represented are collage, mixed media, acrylic and watercolor painting, digital art, and photography.
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Opening Receptions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Small Works: $100 & Under: A Group Show
Opening Reception |
This exhibition of Alberto Burri's posters opens an entirely new chapter in the historiography of his work. In fact, never before has there been a specific focus on this production which, directly or indirectly, involved him actively in a collection of posters, to which he dedicated his attention and even passion.
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Opening Receptions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Burri-Posters: An Exhibiton of Alberto Burri
Book Reading |
A Secret Sisterhood uncovers the hidden literary friendships of the world’s most respected female authors. Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always—until now—tantalizingly consigned to the shadows.                
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Emily Midorikawa and Emily Claire Sweeney discuss their book A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendship of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf
Discussion |
A discussion with artist Vladimir Miladinovic and Srdjan Hercigonja (Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow, Institute for the Study of Human Rights) who are both members of the art/theory working group on memorial production strategies "Four Faces of Omarska".
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Rendered History: Reclaiming the Truth of War in the Former Yugoslavia
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Filmmakers Dennis Grimaldi and Joey Dedio offer a rare insider’s view into the process of making a new documentary film that offers a fresh perspective on the original production of West Side Story, as told by members of the cast. This is a conversation with the filmmakers, plus the film's Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony Award-winning director Martin Charnin and other West Side Story cast members. See rare Library artifacts plus raw interview footage with West Side Story veterans, including Chita Rivera and Hal Prince, as a preview to a new film commemorating one of Broadway's most historic and influential masterpieces.
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Something's Coming...Something Good: West Side Story Remembered
Lecture |
Dr. Meral Ekincioglu, a visiting scholar at the MIT, HTC program (2014-2016) who received her Ph.D. in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 2011, will elaborate and discuss some significant Turkish women practitioners dealing with commercial architecture, urban planning, historic preservation in the U.S. architecture and their contribution to the built environment from the 1960s until today. Most of those Turkish women practitioners are silent on their career and their cross-cultural encounters have been left out of the established history of postwar architecture. Considering the lack of a collective memory that recognizes those women architects in the U.S. and the Republic of Turkey, their continued absence in the scholarly literature raises a question: "Can their presence in their practice be strategically constructed and maintained in architecture history?"
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Lectures, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, A Challenging Journey in-between Turkey and the US: Woman’s Touch in Architectural Practice
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Lecturer Patrick Weil is a Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
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Lectures, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, 'Refugees' vs. 'Migrants': Are We Heading to a New Regime of Exclusion?
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 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Bowtie Dave: Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter
Workshop |
Ever think about a career in international trade? From working in trade compliance or logistics, to managing accounts with overseas vendors, there are many benefits to be considered when working in the global trade arena. William Conroy discusses current market trends, salary information, and the nuts and bolts of landing a job in international trade.
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Workshops, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Careers in International Trade
Film |
Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey. A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. 118 min.
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace (1944): Insanity Runs in the Family
Discussion |
Cancer treatments, stem cell technology, brain research are a few critical areas that nanotechnology—the scientific method that manipulates and studies matter at the smallest scale—is increasingly impacting. Rein Ulijn, director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center and Einstein Professor at Hunter College, and his colleagues discuss how their latest discoveries can impact the future of medical research in New York City and beyond.
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Can Nanotechnology Revolutionize Medicine?
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Even as the Great Depression devastated New York, the city saw a renaissance in public works, as the federal government stepped up to finance a breathtaking list of projects: bridges, tunnels, airports, sewers, roads, hospitals, parks, schools, artwork, government buildings, and more. The legacy of this era stands, quite literally, all around us. Gray Brechin, founder of the Living New Deal, showcases a new map locating these often-invisible sites around NYC, and discusses their enduring impact on public health in the metropolis. Conversation will follow (speaker TBA), contrasting the New Deal approach to infrastructure and job-creation legislation today.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, New Deal, Trump Deal: NYC
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In Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America, Professor Todd Gordon documents Indigenous struggles across the region to defend their ancestral rights and territories from the incursion of transnational capital. He argues that the appropriation of the Garífuna commons is possible due to the complicity of the Honduran state, leaving the Garífuna land protectors and human rights advocates in an alarming state of defenselessness.  This panel will analyze the relationship between emergent imperialisms in Canada and the dispossession and resettlement of the Black-Indigenous Garífuna peoples in Honduras.  Participating this timely and important discussion: Todd Gordon (Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario) in conversation with members of OFRANEH, a federation of Garífuna peoples seeking common defense of their cultural and territorial rights and their survival as a differentiated culture, including Miriam Miranda (General Coordinator of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, Coordinator of the Platform of Social and Popular Movements of Honduras, and Coordinator of the Indigenous and Black Women of Honduras), and Carla Garcia (International Relations Coordinator at OFRANEH).  
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Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Imperialism and Latin America: Land Grabbing of Garífuna Communities
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Stendhal.
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Book Discussions, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, The Red and the Black: Satire of Restoration France
Poetry Reading |
Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books, 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Danez Smith is the author of [Insert] Boy, winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay poetry and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017).
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Poetry Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Writers Read: Morgan Parker / Danez Smith
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The story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3–1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven.
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Sridhar Pappu reads from his book The Year of the Pitcher
Book Reading |
For the first time, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Jackie Martling discusses his book The Joke Man: Bow to Stern
Book Reading |
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, C. Robert Cargill discusses his book A Sea of Rust
Book Reading |
Many people feel an urgency to speak up for the changes they want to see in their world. Most of these activists wouldn't immediately connect their efforts with meditation. Some social activists may want to learn how to meditate, but don't know how to start to simply sit still. Jan Bidwell has worked for change for forty years. As a daily meditator she knows the power of meditation to strengthen a person to work as a political and social activist; and in thirty years of teaching meditation, she knows the powerful impact meditation can have for people facing hard realities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Jan Bidwell discusses her book Sitting Still: Meditation as the Secret Weapon of Activism
Staged Reading |
It’s January 28, 2011 and Egypt stands on the brink. For Layla and Hisham, a young couple living in downtown Cairo, a dictatorial and corrupt government is only one of their problems. As the world shifts, cataclysmically, around them, some long-hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart. Based on extensive interviews in Cairo with revolutionaries and soldiers, journalists and cab drivers, this new drama depicts both a revolution in progress and the society from which it sprang. Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, The Prophet: Egypt on the Brink
Film |
The public housing projects in the banlieues outside Paris have been the setting for many a gritty saga of desperation and despair. Swagger is not one of those movies. Instead, this joyously innovative documentary immerses viewers in the hopes, dreams, and rich inner lives of eleven teenagers growing up in one of France's most diverse neighborhoods. 90 min. With English subtitles. Screening followed by discussion with director Olivier Babinet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Olivier Babinet's Swagger (2016): Documentary on French Housing Project
Comedy Club |
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from: ED GAVAGAN (TED Talks, The Moth) GASTOR ALMONTE (Comedy Central, UCB) ROBIN GELFENBIEN (Yum's the Word, VH1) and all the way from the Midwest...LESLIE'S MOM!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Master Class |
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with artists and ensembles. His symphonic engagements include performances with the Atlanta Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica in Montevideo, Residentie Orkest in The Hague, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Zagreb Philharmonic.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Pedja Muzijevic, Pianist
Cabaret |
German-Dutch cabaret star Sven Ratzke returns, bringing along his amazing live band Van. Together they’ll perform songs from their new hit show Homme Fatale, featuring songs by history’s great songwriters, including David Bowie, Rufus Wainwright, Jacques Brel, and Bertolt Brecht, plus some Ratzke originals. Prepare to be entertained.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Sven Ratzke, German-Dutch Cabaret Star
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Bennett Norris, double bass
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, College Double Bass Recital
Classical Music |
Program: Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a Liszt: Les préludes
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Works by Liszt, Dvořák, Rimsky-Korsakov
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