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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 2, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 65 free events take place on October 2 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 2 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on October 2, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Staged Reading | 24 Hour Play Reading Marathon


Performers will be reading a minimum of 8 plays over a 24 hour period. Playwrights range from Ibsen and Chekhov to Shaw and Wilde.  Reserve your ticket for any of the 8 times slots: 12am, 3am, 6pm, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
$10 suggested donation
Staged Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, 24 Hour Play Reading Marathon

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Morning Fitness

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Kundalini Yoga

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall tour


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, City Hall tour

Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | 3D art class


Learn how to design and create works of 3D art. Artist Gal Nissim reveals how to create unique sculptures out of polymer clay without the use of a kiln. All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, 3D art class

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends! Tuesdays, October 2 through December 18, 2018
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, Crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Adult Coloring Club

Lecture | Navigating the Gulf: How Economic Trends are Driving Politics and U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in the Arabian Peninsula


William Rich, a former senior diplomat for the U.S. Treasury Department, will discuss how oil prices, US monetary policy, and the US dollar are shaping the politics of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Navigating the Gulf: How Economic Trends are Driving Politics and U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in the Arabian Peninsula

Lecture | Two Flags: The World of American Zionism, 1948-1995


Zionism has always been a diasporic movement, with its transnational attention focused on the Middle East. However, the American branch of that transnational movement was shaped by local conditions. Jewish American Zionists, historically, had to negotiate the challenge of what many in the United States called “dual loyalty” to two national states. In the years after 1948, many American synagogues came to proudly display the US and Israeli flags side by side. This talk by Doug Rossinow of the University of Oslo will narrate several phases of this political and cultural negotiation, by American Zionists, of the challenge of relating to an actually existing “state of the Jews.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Two Flags: The World of American Zionism, 1948-1995

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Workshop | Newspapers in Genealogy Research


Discover the abundant uses of historical newspapers for local history information in the numerous microfilm and digital collections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Newspapers in Genealogy Research

Film | House on Haunted Hill (1959): classic horror film


A true classic of suspense, this spooky, campy tale tells the story of five strangers who are offered $10,000 each by an eccentric millionaire to spend the night in a haunted house. As the night develops, it becomes clear that these strangers' selection was no accident--and a few have some diabolical schemes of their own! Director: William Malone. Starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Elisha Cook. 75 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, House on Haunted Hill (1959): classic horror film

Author Reading | Soul of a Democrat: The Seven Core Ideals That Made Our Party – and Our Country – Great


In 2016 the Democratic Party lost control of every branch of government. Countless explanations and excuses have been offered, but in this heartfelt, evocative book longtime Democratic activist Thomas B. Reston illuminates the true cause: the party has lost its soul. In Reston’s view the party has abandoned any unifying idealistic message. Instead of crafting policies and platforms that appeal to the nation as a whole, Democrats target specific blocs of voters –and change their talking points accordingly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:10 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Soul of a Democrat: The Seven Core Ideals That Made Our Party – and Our Country – Great

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Bach at Noon

Jazz | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Charlie Judkins is a ragtime aficionado and protégé of Terry Waldo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Public Speaking

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lesson | Starting Your Own Business


Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? This lecture will cover what it takes to start a small business. Topics include: choosing your business structure, registering a new business, permits and licenses, business insurance, as well as copyrights, trademarks and patents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Starting Your Own Business

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Dance Lesson | Ballet for beginners


Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2 p.m. Consent/release waiver must be signed in order to attend. Limit 18 persons per class. Doors close at 2pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Ballet for beginners

Lecture | Poor Country, Rich History, Many Lessons: The Evolution of The Wealth-Income Rations in India


The evolution and metamorphoses of wealth underpins historical questions of growth and distribution. This talk develops new, homogenized series of the wealth-income ratio in India over fteen transformational decades: from colonial rule after the demise of the Mughals to the contemporary rise of Indian capitalists on a global scale. Speaker: Rishabh Kumar, California State University
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Lectures, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Poor Country, Rich History, Many Lessons: The Evolution of The Wealth-Income Rations in India

Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Domino Club

Lesson | Beginner French Class


Through lessons and activities you will learn basic French with a library volunteer. Commitment to 5 classes strongly preferred. Space is limited - show up early! Upcoming dates: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Bernhardt/Hamlet: A New Play Coming to Broadway


Renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck discusses her new play and signs copies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Bernhardt/Hamlet: A New Play Coming to Broadway

Workshop | Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more


Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each class students will learn the basics of breath control, articulation, pronunciation and resonance. They will perform simple and easy exercises related to theater and performance skills. Tuesdays, October 2nd, 16th and 30th, November 13th and 27th, December 11th 5.45-7PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:45 pm
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more

Talk | Pinterest: How the Internet’s Inspiration Engine Was Built


Vikram Bhaskaran will share how he and his team entered the NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Challenge with a catalog app called Tote, that ultimately became the $12.3 billion tech giant, Pinterest.
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Talks, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Pinterest: How the Internet’s Inspiration Engine Was Built

Movie in a Park | The Boxtrolls (2014): Animated Comedy with Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost -- Outdoors


A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi. 96 min. You should arrive before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, The Boxtrolls (2014): Animated Comedy with Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost -- Outdoors

Movie in a Park | Purple Dreams (2017): Arts Ediucation in the Inner City -- Outdoors


Black youth stereotypes are turned upside down in this feature documentary film. A two and a half year journey serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion while embracing the transformative power of their arts education. Director: Joanne Hock 72 min. You should arrive before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Purple Dreams (2017): Arts Ediucation in the Inner City -- Outdoors

Opening Reception | Latin Roots: East Harlem


An intergenerational public art and education ehibition that venerates East Harlem's distinct cultural and historical importance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Latin Roots: East Harlem

Opening Reception | 7 Solo Photography Shows


With: Saman Genshin Barry Guthertz Joan Lemler Allison Rufrano Michael Sackler Paul Stein Hans Weiss
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Author Reading | California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Marvin Rand


California Captured, co-written by Emily Bills, contains essays that share Rand’s personal and professional history and help to cement Rand’s legacy in the history of Los Angeles but also in the canon of architectural photography. Often overshadowed by his better-known peer, Julius Shulman, the release of this stunning volume gives readers the opportunity to discover Rand’s distinctive photographs for the first time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Marvin Rand

Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in our country? A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
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Discussions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

Discussion | Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs


While the benefits of diversity are well-documented, entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds continue to face persistent barriers limiting their access to networks, funding, and education. This panel discussion will feature inspiring founders and leaders who are developing innovative approaches to complex societal challenges and building the entrepreneurship ecosystem needed to create a more inclusive economy. Panelists: Anurag Gupta, Founder and CEO, BE MORE America Diana Mao, Co-founder and President, Nomi Network Monisha Raja, Founder and Creative Director, Love is Mighty Clayton Banks, Co-founder and CEO, Silicon Harlem Keith Mauppa, COO, Flat World Partners Moderator: Michele Kahane, Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative
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Discussions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs

Discussion | Is Chemnitz Germany’s Charlottesville Moment?


A conversation with David Gill, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York; Çiğdem İpek, Social Scientist, Berlin; and Dr. Christian Martin, Chair in German and European Studies at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. The event will be moderated by Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President of the American Council on Germany. This conversation will focus on the anti-immigrant events in Chemnitz (and Koethen) and evaluate how they relate to the larger political picture and what their future repercussions might be on a national and international level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Is Chemnitz Germany’s Charlottesville Moment?

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Peasants, Clans, and Effervescent Absolutists!


Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal's extensively researched polyptychs are satirical commentaries on how Russia's ruling elites have historically taken advantage of their unique geographic situation to amass and maintain power. She means for her art to honor and hopefully serve the dispossessed and forgotten.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Artist Talk: Peasants, Clans, and Effervescent Absolutists!

Talk | Artist Talk


A talk by faculty member and artist Ei Arakawa. 
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum: 2 Authors Read


Moira Egan is an American poet/translator who lives in Rome. She has published eight volumes of poetry (five in the U.S.; three in Italy); the most recent of these are Synæsthesium (The New Criterion Prize, 2017) and Olfactorium (Italic PeQuod, 2018). Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century (Eyewear, 2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox, 2012) and two chapbooks, Straight Away the Emptied World  (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014).
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Poetry Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Poetry Forum: 2 Authors Read

Author Reading | Good and Mad: Female Fury in USA


The bestselling author of All the Single Ladies, Rebecca Traister,  on the enduring power of female anger—and its ability to ignite a political movement. Rebecca Traister has been hailed as “the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country.” In her new book, Good and Mad, author turns her expertise to the long, complicated story of female fury in this country—from the suffragettes to the scores of women who walked out of offices after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court, and beyond. When properly harnessed, the force of women’s collective anger can change history. Yet female rage has long been caricatured and deligitimized, holding women to a ruinous double standard.
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Good and Mad: Female Fury in USA

Author Reading | Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family


Founder of ArtLeadHer Mashonda Tifrere in an intimate discussion about how she and her co-parents, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, use communication, patience, and love to create an environment where all of the children involved can thrive.
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018,  Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family

Discussion | The Many Faces of Modern Liberalism: Big Government vs. Free Markets -- Featuring New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman


An expert panel delves into the classic debate between laissez-faire and interventionism, as it plays out in our nation’s politics. What is the proper relationship between liberalism and free markets? And in a democracy, who decides what to prioritize? Featuring: Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor; Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; and Richard Epstein, professor of law and director of the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU. Moderated by Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history at Columbia University.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, The Many Faces of Modern Liberalism: Big Government vs. Free Markets -- Featuring New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman

Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
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Film | Obsession (1943): Italian Drama


Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. Director: Luchino Visconti   140 min. In Italian with English subtitles
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Films, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Obsession (1943): Italian Drama

Book Club | Stephen King's Doctor Sleep


Following the events of The Shining, after receiving a settlement from the owners of the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance remains psychologically traumatized as his mother Wendy slowly recovers from her injuries. Angry ghosts from the Overlook, including the woman from Room 237, still want to find Danny and eventually consume his phenomenal "shining" power. Dick Hallorann, the Overlook's chef, teaches Danny to create lockboxes in his mind to contain the ghosts, including that of former Overlook owner Horace Derwent.. Described as the "King of Horror", Stephen King's books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Christopher Cahoon Willow Gibbons MobPo
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Dance Performances, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress

Talk | Artist Talk


Visiting artist Ellen Harvey will discuss her work.
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Talk | Artist Talk


Igor Posner, a Russian born photographer, and Mary Di Lucia, a notable New York poet and writer explore their singular collaboration.
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Talk | Meet the stars and directors of the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theatre (Israel)


Learn about the U.S. Premiere of Gesher Theatr's two hit shows, The Dybbuk and In The Tunnel in New York. The Dybbuk is a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic. In the Tunnel is a true political satire. Is there a solution to the awful and utterly predictable Israeli/Palestinian cycle of violence?
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7:00 pm
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Talks, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Meet the stars and directors of the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theatre (Israel)

Author Reading | 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List


James Mustich is talking books! From the obvious to the obscure, across multiple genres through cultures and time, this insightfully curated personal compendium will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading. 
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

Author Reading | Bluecrowne: Magic and Pyrotechnics


Return to the world of the bestselling Greenglass House, where smugglers, magic, and pyrotechnics mix, in a new adventure from National Book Award–nominated and Edgar Award–winning author Kate Milford.
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Author Reading | Between Worlds: The Status of the Refugee and the Undocumented in New York


Artist Zoe Beloff's book follows the journey of an asylum seeker in the United States. His story is both unique and representative of the millions uprooted by conflict throughout the world who are attempting to start a new life in America. Since filming his journey and incarceration in an immigration detention center was impossible, Zoe decided to draw his experiences as he described them to her.
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Between Worlds: The Status of the Refugee and the Undocumented in New York

Author Reading | New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future


James Bridle explores the dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime. As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In actual fact, we are lost in a sea of information: despite its accessibility, we’re living in a new Dark Age.
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Author Readings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

Lecture | Inequality and Well-Being: A Negotiation


Speaker Homa Zarghamee is a behavioral and experimental economist and professor of economics at Barnard Coll ege, where she teaches, among other classes, the Economics of Gender and Econometrics. Her research uses psychological insights to understand economic phenomena. Her areas of expertise are the impact of mood on economic behavior, determinants of social preferences, gender and competition, and happiness economics.
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Tuesdays.
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Workshops, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Film | Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse (2017): Consumers Out of Control


Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, this film identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. It then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption. Director: Sut Jhally 62 mins.
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Films, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse (2017): Consumers Out of Control

Comedy Club | No Name's Super Storytellers Edition


New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers.
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Talk | Award-winning writer Paul Beatty reads from his work


Paul Beatty is an acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist known for his incisive satire and his depictions of black American experience. His 2016 novel The Sellout earned him critical raves and numerous awards, including the Man Booker Prize, making Beatty the first American to earn that honor. In 2017, he was the winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award.
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Author Reading | The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism


From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s -- one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape. With NBC News correspondent Katy Tur. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Screening | Leonard Bernstein: A Birthday Celebration


The first screening (of four) in this season’s series: Leonard Bernstein: A Birthday Celebration. It’s time to honor Leonard Bernstein, born August 25, 1918. Many remember him as a flamboyant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, but he was also an articulate commentator on all kinds of music and a brilliant composer for the stage. See highlights from the cinematic versions of two of his major projects, West Side Story and On the Town, as well as segments from the CBS-TV program Omnibus in which Bernstein presented his ideas on jazz, musical comedy, and the art of conducting.
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Screenings, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Leonard Bernstein: A Birthday Celebration

Performance | Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music


Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Performances, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

Classical Music | New Juilliard Ensemble


Joel Sachs, conductor; Regina De Vera, narrator; Stella Chen, violin; Alvin Zhu, piano. Program Josefino Chino Toledo (b.1959) Agos (Western premiere) Sunbin Kevin Kim Studies on Darkness (World Premiere) Virko Baley (b.1938) Violin Concerto No. 1 (1987) Akira Nishimura (b.1953) Mirror of Stars (2010)
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Concerts, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, New Juilliard Ensemble

Classical Music | Chamber works by Austrian composers


Argento Chamber Ensemble. Program Elisabeth Harnik (b.1970) Kugelstein II Bernd Klug and Meaghan Burke New Work Manuela Meier What you see, it is About the Performers "Argento Chamber Ensemble...[is] providing a real service to new-music lovers in New York City, by exposing works that might otherwise go unperformed…" (The New Yorker). The ensemble has collaborated with Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, and New York University, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
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Classical Music | Music of Robert Cuckson


All-Cuckson Program The Ravens for Piano La Voie Sacree for Wind Quintet Hommage a Sutzkever for Piano and Wind Quintet Sonata for Cello and Piano Performers: George Fisher; Haodong Wu; David Ordovskiy; Sophie Shao; Thomas Sauer. About the Program Robert Cuckson's (b.1942) music has been performed by such ensembles as the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, the Janáček String Quartet, the Czech Philharmonic Wind Quintet, and the Yale Collegium Orchestra. As a pianist, he has given solo recitals in London, Amsterdam, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Sydney, and has appeared as soloist in concerto performances with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 3-October 30, 2018.
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