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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 3, 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! 53 free events take place on October 3 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 3 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 3, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Russia's Strategy and the Eurasian Economic Union
free events nyc A Trumpian Arms Control Agenda: What Might It Be?
free events nyc WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces
free events nyc Metropolitan Opera trombonist performs
free events nyc A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism
free events nyc The Mile-Long Opera: 1000 singers perform
free events nyc The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy
free events nyc Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country
free events nyc What Will Be Different for U.S. Historians?
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Birdwatching | Bird Walk at The Battery


Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon, who is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City.  He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Wednesdays through October 10, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Bird Walk at The Battery

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
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Tours, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Drawing in the Park

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Wednesdays through October 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Shakespeare: From Page to Stage


The workshop will look at Shakespeare's work as a process that moves from page to performance, exploring the methods directors and actors use to analyze, interpret, penetrate, and activate the world of the play. The plays were written and designed for this type of engagement, making for a holistic Shakespeare experience: engaging one's mind, body, and spirit. The dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Shakespeare: From Page to Stage

Lecture | Russia's Strategy and the Eurasian Economic Union


The Eurasian Economic Union styles itself as a dynamic partner, operating pursuit of the common economic objectives of its member states. Critics say it is a tool of Russian foreign policy to coerce its neighbors. To what extent does the union serve the Kremlin's foreign policy goals? In what ways do its growing efforts to establish trade relations with countries such as Vietnam, Iran, and other countries represent true economic accomplishments? Speaker Rilka Dragneva is Professor of International Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Russia's Strategy and the Eurasian Economic Union

Lecture | A Trumpian Arms Control Agenda: What Might It Be?


Speaker Henry Sokolski is the executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and teaches a graduate level class on the fundamentals of nuclear policy. He has worked in the Pentagon as deputy for Nonproliferation Policy, as a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, a member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Senior Advisory Group, and as a Senate military and legislative aide. He served on two congressional commissions on the prevention of WMD proliferation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:10 pm
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Lectures, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, A Trumpian Arms Control Agenda: What Might It Be?

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 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, 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 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Film | 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us: Escaping Brutality


A documentary film that traces the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria. When Mansour Omari was released from prison in Syria, he smuggled out scraps of cloth sewn within the shirt he was wearing. The names of his cellmates are written on them with an ink made from blood and rust. As Omari seeks to rebuild his life in exile and visits sites in Germany that memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, he reflects on how to bring attention to the brutal regime he escaped—and counter extremist ideology in the future. The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Maziar Bahari, an Iranian Canadian journalist, film maker and human rights activist whose memoir is the basis for Jon Stewart's 2014 film Rosewater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us: Escaping Brutality

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 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Author Reading | Make Something Good Today: Celebrating Beauty


From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Make Something Good Today: Celebrating Beauty

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 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Schubert and Debussy for cello-piano duo


Lucie Ticho, cello; Hana Mizuta, piano. Program Schubert (1797-1828) Impromptu no. 3, op. 90 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite no. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 Debussy (1862-1918) Préludes, Book II III. La Puerta del Vino: Mouvement de Habanera V. Bruyeres: Calme Schubert (1797-1828) Schwanengesang (“Swan song”), D. 957 IV. “Ständchen” (“Serenata”) Fauré (1845-1924) Papillon, op. 77 Schubert (1797-1828) Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 I. Allegro Moderato II. Adagio III. Allegretto About the Performers Cellist Lucie Ticho has served as the principal cellist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with the Elgin Symphony, the CYSO and its chamber symphony, and a number of other Chicago area orchestras. Pianist Hana Mizuta was a YoungArts Foundation Finalist and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist, and has received awards at the San Francisco Chopin Competition, the Menuhin-Dowling Music Competition, the Pacific Musical Society Competition, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Works by J.S. Bach, Schubert  and Debussy for cello-piano duo

Classical Music | WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces


Take a respite from your busy work day with a free concert presented by WQXR. Hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from classical music’s best-loved composers. Leave the emails, phone calls and work behind and settle in for an hour of musical serenity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces

Discussion | Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition


A public panel discussion and reception. Hear from leading experts as they share their knowledge on the food systems/nutrition/human well-being nexus and the role of climate as both a threat and a resource. The Climate Information for Public Health Action book will also be launched during this time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress.  All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | The Pawnbroker (1964): A Holocaust survivor runs a pawn shop in East Harlem


A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. Director: Sidney Lumet. Starring Rod Steiger. 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Pawnbroker (1964): A Holocaust survivor runs a pawn shop in East Harlem

Classical Music | Metropolitan Opera trombonist performs


Weston Sprott, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trombonist. Weston Sprott is a trombonist in New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, of which he has been a member since 2005. He has been recognized as “an excellent trombonist” with a “sense of style and phrasing [that] takes a backseat to no one”. He has performed frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra, held a position with the Zurich Opera/Philharmonia, and has appeared with numerous other major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, and Oslo Philharmonic. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Metropolitan Opera trombonist performs

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Wednesdays, July 11-October 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Master Class with a Greek violinist


Master Class with Leonidas Kavakos, Violin. Leonidas Kavakos is a Greek violinist and conductor. As a violinist, he has won prizes at several international violin competitions, including the Sibelius, Paganini, and Indianapolis competitions. He has also recorded for record labels such as Sony/BMG and BIS. As a conductor, he was an artistic director of the Camerata Salzburg and has been a guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Jeff Hobbs' The Short Tragic Life of Robert Peace


The book traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark. The efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals. A heartfelt, and riveting biography of Robert Peace's short life. Jeff Hobbs' first novel, The Tourists, was published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster and was a national bestseller. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposium | Iconography of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S.


5:00-5:30 PM –  Tour of the exhibition The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S. with curator Monika Fabijanska 5:40-6:00 PM –  Opening remarks 6:00-6:30 PM –  Introduction to the Iconography of Rape: curator Monika Fabijanska 6:30-7:30 PM –  Panel I: The Social Dimension and Political Action: Guerrilla Girls, Bang Geul Han, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs, moderated by Nancy Princenthal 7:30-8:30 PM –  Panel II: The Iconography of Rape and History of Art, Literature and Film: Natalie Frank, Kathleen Gilje, and Naima Ramos-Chapman, moderated by Carmen Hermo (Brooklyn Museum) 8:00-9:00 PM –  Social time in the gallery
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Iconography of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S.

Reading | Eleven and a Half Launch Party


Celebrate the launch of the latest edition of Eleven and a Half. Staff members will distribute copies of the latest issue. The magazine is free. Featuring presentations and student readings, come chat with the editors, writers, and designers of the student-run magazine. Snacks will be served. All are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Eleven and a Half Launch Party

Discussion | New York’s Little Bohemia: Its Culture, Its Library


For much of first half of the last century, Manhattan’s “Yorkville” was an insular cluster of Central and Eastern European communities, principal among them Czech (Bohemian), Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn. While these communities independently developed many social, religious and cultural organizations of their own, the Webster Library or more popularly, the “Bohemian”, founded in 1897 and incorporated into the NYPL in 1903, served both as a nationally significant repository of Czech and Slovak publications, and as a hub for community cultural activities and a place of "acculturation” of the immigrant populations to the “New World.” In his illustrated presentation, Edward Kasinec, himself a one-time resident of the Bohemian “Riviera”. reflects on the post-World War I history of the community and Webster, and the fate of its vernacular collections in the wake of the transformation and gentrification of the Upper East Side and its Yorkville neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, New York’s Little Bohemia: Its Culture, Its Library

Opening Reception | Don't turn off the light: Installation, Assemblage, Film


The exhibition presents the Brazilian artist Nino Cais’s take on male and female forms through installation, assemblages, and film. The artist utilizes his unique syntax, juxtaposing the banal and the fetishized, to create dreamlike unions of household objects and found photography.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Don't turn off the light: Installation, Assemblage, Film

Author Reading | The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy


In this gripping revisionist history of Italy’s role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary Italians actively participated in the deportation of Italy’s Jews between 1943 and 1945, when Mussolini’s collaborationist republic was under German occupation.  While most historians have long described Italians as relatively protective of Jews during this time, The Italian Executioners tells a very different story, recounting the shocking events of a period in which Italians set in motion almost half the arrests that sent their Jewish compatriots to Auschwitz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Author Reading | A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism


The American Century began in 1941 and ended on January 20, 2017. While the United States remains a military giant and is still an economic powerhouse, it no longer dominates the world economy or geopolitics as it once did. The current turn toward nationalism and “America first” isolationism in foreign policy will not make America great. Instead, it represents the abdication of our responsibilities in the face of severe environmental threats, political upheaval, mass migration, and other global challenges. In this incisive and forceful book, Jeffrey D. Sachs provides the blueprint for a new foreign policy that embraces global cooperation, international law, and aspirations for worldwide prosperity—not nationalism and gauzy dreams of past glory. He argues that America’s approach to the world must shift from military might and wars of choice to a commitment to shared objectives of sustainable development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism

Book Signing | Actress Tiffani Thiessen signs copies of her book Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours


Tiffani Thiessen is beloved for her roles in Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210, but for the past few years she’s been known as the host of the Cooking Channel series Dinner at Tiffani’s. Now, readers can bring home Tiffani's delicious food and warm hospitality. The 125 recipes in this debut cookbook are the kind that bring people together.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Actress Tiffani Thiessen signs copies of her book Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours

Lecture | Spiritual Madness: Race, Psychiatry, and African American Religions


As the 19th century drew to a close, white American psychiatrists declared that mental illness among African Americans in the South had reached alarming proportions. They argued that, in a notable percentage of these cases, “religious excitement” was the key precipitating factor. This talk explores late 19th and early 20th psychiatric theories about race, religion, and the “normal mind.” It shows how the emerging specialty of psychiatry drew on works from the history of religions to make racialized claims about African Americans’ “traits of character, habit, and behavior.” This intersection between psychiatry and African American religions sheds light on how ideas about race, religion, and mental normalcy shaped African American experience in the courts and mental hospitals and the role of the racialization of religion in the history of medicine, legal history, and disability. Speaker: Judith Weisenfeld from the Department of Religion at Princeton University
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Workshop | Evening Tai Chi


Julio Cortes is a movement teacher with over 30 years of martial and movement arts experience, specializing in Taijiquan. Taijiquan, also known as Taichi ch’uan, or Taichi, is an internal movement art that includes all of the following: fighting, self-defense, weapons, mental development, meditation, health and healing. The last three are what it is best known for now. In this class students will develop greater body/mind awareness, strength, range of motion, coordination and balance while learning how to move gracefully. Specifically, we will practice a basic warm-up and learn the first set of a powerful and rare long form taught in Asia. Suitable for any age and body condition, this a great opportunity to learn one of the best regarded and most popular body/mind practices in the world. Wednesdays, July 18- October 17, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | La Dolce Festa (1977): documentary about NYC's San Gennaro Festival


A documentary on the traditions, preparation and rituals of the San Gennaro Festival in New York City's Little Italy. Since 1926, one of New York's oldest immigrant communities has re-created this Neapolitan religious festival commemorating an early Christian martyr. Directors Kathleen Dowdey. 28 min.
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Screenings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, La Dolce Festa (1977): documentary about NYC's San Gennaro Festival

Film | The Lulu Sessions (2011): Facing Death


Two best friends taking on life's ultimate adventure - death. 76 min. This screening will be followed by a roundtable with the filmmaker S. Casper Wong and Professor Lana Lin.
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Films, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Lulu Sessions (2011): Facing Death

Film | They Are Killing Us: Colombia's Deadly Peace Process


This documentary follows two social leaders, one Indigenous and one Afro-Colombian, fighting for their community’s rights while navigating the deadly side of Colombia’s peace process, where over 200 assassinations have taken place since 2016. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Tom Laffay, one of the directors of the film, and Héctor Carabalí, Afro-Colombian social leader from Buenos Aires whose story is featured in the documentary. They will also have the participation of Mauricio Viloria, a Colombian refugee in Argentina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, They Are Killing Us: Colombia's Deadly Peace Process

Classical Music | Juilliards musicians perform piano works


Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire.
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Author Reading | Nomadland: a growing community of nomads spending their golden years on the open road


American employers are finding advantages to the low-cost, temporary labor of older workers. These are transient older Americans, people who aren't able to make ends meet on social security alone, many of whom are casualties of the housing crisis and the Great Recession. Taking to the roads in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, these migrant laborers call themselves “workampers” and can be found picking produce, cleaning campgrounds, and filling boxes at Amazon. In Nomadland, author Jessica Bruder, a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, follows them and narrates this tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—and the precarious future that may await many of us.
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Nomadland: a growing community of nomads spending their golden years on the open road

Author Reading | The Metal Industry in Flemish Paintings: From the Iron of Cathedral to New York Skyscrapers


Laureate of Institut de France Florence de Voldère will discuss the aesthetics of metal in painting, opening up new avenues through which one can understand Flemish art.
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Metal Industry in Flemish Paintings: From the Iron of Cathedral to New York Skyscrapers

Author Reading | The Kremlin Ball: Russian Revolution, Russian Doom


Translator Jenny McPhee discusses the impeccably perverse imagination of Curzio Malaparte that conceived of The Kremlin Ball, which might be described as Proust in the corridors of Soviet power. The book is set at the end of the 1920s, when the Great Terror may have been nothing more than a twinkle in Stalin’s eye, but when the revolution was accompanied by a growing sense of doom.
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Kremlin Ball: Russian Revolution, Russian Doom

Author Reading | Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement


Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! features voices from the frontlines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Organizers and activists recount their journeys to movement building, lift up victories and successes, and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes. With author Mark Warren and co-author David Goodman and contributors Sally Lee, Elana “E.M.” Eisen-Markowitz from Teachers Unite! and Christina Powell of Girls for Gender Equity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement

Author Reading | Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country


Hubert Humphrey (1911–1978) was one of the great liberal leaders of postwar American politics, yet because he never made it to the Oval Office he has been largely overlooked by biographers. His career encompassed three well‑known high points: the civil rights speech at the 1948 Democratic Convention that risked his political future; his shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through the Senate; and his near‑victory in the 1968 presidential election, one of the angriest and most divisive in the country’s history.   Historian Arnold A. Offner has explored vast troves of archival records to recapture Humphrey’s life, giving us previously unknown details of the vice president’s fractious relationship with Lyndon Johnson, showing how Johnson colluded with Richard Nixon to deny Humphrey the presidency, and describing the most neglected aspect of Humphrey’s career: his major legislative achievements after returning to the Senate in 1970. This definitive biography rediscovers one of America’s great political figures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country

Slide Lecture | Views of Japan


A discussion and slideshow presentation with Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, two renowned filmmakers who began collecting Japanese photography more than a decade ago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk


William Villalongo is a Brooklyn-based artist whose figures oscilate between magic and the factualness of being in a body, desire and discord. Visibility and invisibility become metaphors for current existential concerns of race and representation. His works have been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem; El Museo del Barrio; PS1 MoMA, among others, and  are in the collection of The Whitney Museum of Art; PAFA; Baltimore Museum of Art and Rose Art Museum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Artist Talk

Opening Reception | You Have Been Expected and Are Welcome in My Castle: Horror and Metal


Brooklyn-based artist Garrett Morin takes his cues from horror and metal — fantasy-based genres through which we explore death, violence and life's "uglier" subjects. This show presents two new bodies of work, a collection of drawings and works in plaster. Each combine words and images both common and fantastic, cast together to suggest murky stories of anxiety, loss and affliction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, You Have Been Expected and Are Welcome in My Castle: Horror and Metal

Author Reading | What If This Were Enough?: Our Obsession with Self-Improvement


Heather Havrilesky talks to The Nation's Joan Walsh about her new essay collection, an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging readers to embrace the imperfections of the everyday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, What If This Were Enough?: Our Obsession with Self-Improvement

Author Reading | The Collected Stories of Diane Williams


The Collected Stories of Diane Williams brings together over three hundred new and previously published short fictions—distilled works of “unsettling brilliance” (Vanity Fair) that have rewritten the rules of the American short story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Collected Stories of Diane Williams

Author Reading | Love As Human Freedom: Our Freely Lived Lives


Rather than see love as a natural form of affection, Love As Human Freedom sees love as a practice that changes over time through which new social realities are brought into being. Love brings about, and helps us to explain, immense social-historical shifts—from the rise of feminism and the emergence of bourgeois family life, to the struggles for abortion rights and birth control and the erosion of a gender-based division of labor. Drawing on Hegel, Paul A. Kottman argues that love generates and explains expanded possibilities for freely lived lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Love As Human Freedom: Our Freely Lived Lives

Discussion | Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music


Columbia University lecturer Marilyn McCoy, author of "Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music: Musical Time and Modernism," and Thomas Schäfer, the director of the Darmstadt Festival for Contemporary Music and author of "The model case of Mahler: compositional reception in contemporary music", join festival composers Elisabeth Harnik, Patricia Alessandrini, Oliver Schneller, Taylor Brook, Meaghan Burke and Bernd Klug in discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music

Discussion | What Will Be Different for U.S. Historians?


Some U.S. historians have become increasingly visible, vocal, and even radicalized in response to today’s political climate, the implications of U.S. Government policy shifts, and the decisions of their peers to speak out, or remain silent, on current affairs. What is the ethical and responsible role of historians in public discourse, particularly when “alternative facts” have become commonplace and history itself is called into question?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, What Will Be Different for U.S. Historians?

Lecture | The Power of You: How giving up our power in the job market undermines our morale and how to recover it


The process of landing a job is challenging and can be scary. By giving up our power it becomes mind numbing, morale sapping and frustrating. We give up on our dreams for a good job for reasonable pay in 1000 small ways. Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how to shift our mindset from job market victims to job market assets. This seminar will cover: * The importance to employers of your needs in the job market * Developing a network that builds and promotes you in the job market * How to turn the interviewer from antagonist to partner * Throwing out your pitch and tell your story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Power of You: How giving up our power in the job market undermines our morale and how to recover it

Opera | The Mile-Long Opera: 1000 singers perform


1000 singers from across New York will come together for the first-ever performances of The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o'clock. A sweeping choral work will immerse audiences in the personal stories of hundreds of New Yorkers about life in this rapidly changing city. The conversations, centered on the meaning of 7:00 pm, reveal a vast spectrum of feelings and perspectives—and, by extension, represent the diverse character of the city’s inhabitants and their individual experiences. Conceived by composer David Lang. "David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia." - New York Times
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, The Mile-Long Opera: 1000 singers perform

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music
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