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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 4, 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! 69 free events take place on October 4 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 4 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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free events nyc Works by Gustav Mahler and more
free events nyc Choral works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and more
free events nyc The Mile-Long Opera: 1000 singers perform
free events nyc The New Immigrant Whiteness: Neoliberalism, Race, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States
free events nyc Confronting the Nazis: Reflections on the Forms and Dilemmas of Resistance
free events nyc Iuventa (2018): Rescues and Repercussions
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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 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Morning Fitness

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 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
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Tours, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Film | The Late Show (1977): a neo-noir mystery film


Aging private detective Ira Wells teams up with kooky Margo Sterling (Tomlin) to solve the murder of Carney's old detective partner. Director: Robert Benton. Starring Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy. 94 min.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, The Late Show (1977): a neo-noir mystery film

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

Author Reading | The New Immigrant Whiteness: Neoliberalism, Race, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States


Claudia Sadowski-Smith of Arizona State University will discuss how the ethnically, nationally, and legally diverse post-Soviet diaspora has been associated with idealized accounts of the upward mobility and assimilation attributed to early twentieth-century European immigrants. Analyzing interview data about post-USSR immigrant attitudes toward anti-immigration laws and fictional representations of irregular post-Soviet migration, Sadowski-Smith places this group into larger discussions about the racialization of contemporary US immigrants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, The New Immigrant Whiteness: Neoliberalism, Race, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States

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 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, 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 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Reading | Literature Workshop: Modernist Poetry 1910-1930


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This session we'll be reading and discussing the Modernist era of poetry, from about 1910-1930. Come for a discussion of poets from this period of literary experimentation from T.S. Eliot, to Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, H.D. and more. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Literature Workshop: Modernist Poetry 1910-1930

Tour | Tour The Battery


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.
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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.
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Tours, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lesson | Healthy Aging


Join Lynn Ringhaver for a 3 week series of programs dedicated to your physical and mental balance. Lessons will focus on the connections between the mind, body and healthy aging, breathing practices and mindfulness and more. Upcoming dates: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1 p.m. The participants must commit to all 3 sessions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Healthy Aging

Poetry Reading | Literature Out Loud: Modernist Poetry 1910-1930


This session we'll be reading and discussing the Modernist era of poetry, from about 1910-1930. Come for a discussion of poets from this period of literary experimentation--from T.S. Eliot, to Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, H.D. and more! All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)


The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

Classical Music | Works by Gustav Mahler and more


Argento Chamber Ensemble. Program Oliver Schneller (b.1966) Clair-obscur Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) M. Galante  Das irdischen Leben Purgatorio from Symphony #10 Purgatorio selections from Rückert Lieder Gerhard Krammer (b. 1965) selections from Rückert Lieder Patricia Alessandrini (b.1970) Hommage à Alma Mahler  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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Concerts, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Works by Gustav Mahler and more

Classical Music | The Western Wind: Music In The Time of Alexander Hamilton


This program celebrates the extraordinary energy and diversity of the music that was created, sung and played when Alexander Hamilton and his peers were fighting the American Revolution and creating the American Democracy. The program features music commemorating battles and events of the Revolutionary War including The Liberty Tree sung to words by Thomas Paine, Bunker Hill by Andrew Law (1748-1821), Lamentation Over Boston by William Billings (1746-1800); the signing of the Declaration of Independence – Ode for the Fourth of July by Horatio Garnet (c.1790); songs celebrating George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton’s favorite song (How Stands The Glass Around), sung at a banquet the week he was shot by Aaron Burr. Performers: Linda Jones, Gayla Morgan, sopranos; William Zukof, countertenor; Todd Frizzell, David Vanderwal, tenors; Paul An, bass; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord.
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Concerts, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, The Western Wind: Music In The Time of Alexander Hamilton

Classical Music | Choral works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and more


Grant Bartley, director and organist. Program Hubert Parry Jerusalem arr. Mark Hayes This Little Light of Mine Edward Elgar The Snow David Childs The Moon is Distant from the Sea Arcadelt Ave Maria Charles Wood Oculi Omnium Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine J. S. Bach Ave Maria Michael Head The Ships of Arcady Carnelia EJ and Uthara Duet: Flight Vivaldi Concerto for Two trumpets
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1:45 pm
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Concerts, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Choral works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and more

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Film | German Silent Expressionism: The Man Who Laughs (1928): based on a Victor Hugo novel


A proud nobleman, who refuses to kiss the hand of the king, is put to death and his son surgically disfigured with a perpetual smile. Directors Paul Leni. Starring Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar. 110 min.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, German Silent Expressionism: The Man Who Laughs (1928): based on a Victor Hugo novel

Film | Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part III (1990): the story of Don Corleone


As Michael Corleone ages, he finds that being the head of the Corleone crime family isn't getting any easier. He wants his family out of the Mafia, but the mob kingpinisn't eager to let one of the most powerful and wealthy families go legit. Making matters even worse is Michael's nephew, Vincent. Not only does Vincent want a piece of the Corleone family's criminal empire, but he also wants Michael's daughter, Mary. Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia. 170 mins.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part III (1990): the story of Don Corleone

Film | Finding Your Feet (2017): a romantic comedy


Sandra Abbot discovers that her husband is ahving an affair. Her sister Bif takes her to a dance class, where she starts finding her feet. Director: Richard Loncraine. Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall    114 min.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Finding Your Feet (2017): a romantic comedy

Film | A Quiet Place (2018): a post-apocalyptic world


Described by Stephen King as “an extraordinary piece of work,” A Quiet Place has been hailed by critics as “a smart, wickedly frightening good time.” In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. The film artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary. Director: John Krasinski. Starring  Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds.  91 min.
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Lecture | Nodes of Empire, Ports of Solidarity: Decolonization, Racial Capitalism, and the Global War-Work Mutiny of 1946


A lecture by Tejasvi Nagaraja of Harvard University. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q & A session. 
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Lectures, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Nodes of Empire, Ports of Solidarity: Decolonization, Racial Capitalism, and the Global War-Work Mutiny of 1946

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Film | Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics


The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. 149 min.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics

Talk | Prayer, Passports, and the Politics of Indian Ocean Travel


This talk examines notions and practices of travel across the Indian Ocean in the second half of the twentieth century. It contrasts three regimes of imagining and managing travel between Oman and the island of Zanzibar, which before independence in 1963 had been a colony of Oman in the nineteenth century and then a British Protectorate of the Omani Sultanate in the first half of the twentieth century. Speaker: Mandana E. Limbert
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Workshop | Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Opening Reception | Breaking Point: New Paintings and Drawings


An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks. The artist, whose progressive, figurative paintings have been exhibited in New York since 2006, is known for her bold, energetic and passionate paintings of women. Her TED talk has been viewed more than a million times, her paintings have been presented throughout the United States and in Europe and her work was recently featured in the television series The Americans throughout its sixth season. In the thirteen paintings and four drawings on view, Alyssa Monks strives to reach beneath the surface of her female subjects and portray their innermost feelings and desires.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Breaking Point: New Paintings and Drawings

Discussion | Let's Talk Democracy


Would you like to understand the political system better and have the tools to improve it?   Join a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact.  Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you.
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Discussions, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Let's Talk Democracy

Screening | Prelude: Documentary on the Perfoming Festival


At the forefront of contemporary theatre, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s annual Prelude Festival provides audiences with the opportunity to preview and discuss the upcoming body of work from New York City’s downtown theatre and performance communities. Using archival footage and interviews with artists, scholars, and audience members from Prelude 2016 and Prelude 2017, this documentary tells the story of this unique gathering of creative minds. Join narrator and festival founder Frank Hentschker in discovering all the different ways we define the performative phenomena known as Prelude.
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Screenings, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Prelude: Documentary on the Perfoming Festival

Conference | Confronting the Nazis: Reflections on the Forms and Dilemmas of Resistance


On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Rosenstrasse protest in February 1943 by non-Jewish women demanding the release of their Jewish husbands rounded up for their dispatch from Berlin, this conference examines different forms of resistance to the "Final Solution" policy in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe.
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Conferences, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Confronting the Nazis: Reflections on the Forms and Dilemmas of Resistance

Book Club | A.J. Finn's The Woman In The Window


One of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. A.J. Finn is the debut author of The Woman in the Window, which has been sold in 43 territories worldwide. Finn is an Oxford graduate and former publishing executive and book critic. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, A.J. Finn's The Woman In The Window

Reading | Dismantling Injustice: A Night of Readings


Dismantling Injustice is a multi-issue criminal justice-focused series, centered around the voices of those who have been directly affected by the punitive and racist NY criminal injustice system. The series will provide a space for these individuals to publicly share the work they are doing now to promote transformation and healing. This is a night of readings from individuals who are directly impacted by New York’s criminal injustice system. Two members of the writing group, Lives in Transition, will be reading and sharing original works alongside selections from Hell is A Very Small Place, a collection of writings reflecting the horrors of solitary confinement.
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Readings, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Dismantling Injustice: A Night of Readings

Opening Reception | That's All They Really Want: Paintings from a Journey Across America


Driven by the desire for adventure and discovery, Cobi Moules latest series of paintings document his journey across America not only to explore the country's natural beauty and diversity, but also to reflect upon his position within it.
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Opening Receptions, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, That's All They Really Want: Paintings from a Journey Across America

Opening Reception | cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights: Group Photography Show


Conceptually and characteristically, each of the artists uses different symbolic references to visually represent the definable issues surrounding civil rights, resistance, environmental issues, immigration, race, class, gentrification, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, disability rights, prison reform, freedom of speech and more. They use documentation, process, history, and personal experience to engage the politics of this nation and pave the way for new narratives in the future.  
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Opening Receptions, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights: Group Photography Show

Opening Reception | Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938) | The Lost Murals


New York artist Mark Beard (Bruce Sargeant’s great nephew).has devoted more than two decades of his life to researching and collecting the work of Bruce Sargeant, a painter who largely concentrated on the idealization and celebration of the male form. Had Sargeant not met with a tragic and untimely death at the age of 40, he may have gone on to achieve the fame and renown awarded to such painters as James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer—artists to whom his style is often compared. Instead, Sargeant’s oeuvre remained relatively unknown for years until it was brought to light by the efforts of Beard. “The Lost Murals” brings together large-scale canvases that were known to exist but hidden from public view for over half a century. After years of meticulous research, Beard located the murals and painstakingly arranged for their return from a number of locations around the globe. In the murals, Beard’s great-uncle portrays his favorite subject: muscular young men at the peak of form and athletic prowess. Clothed in wrestling singlets, tank tops, boxer shorts, and crisp, white dress shirts, the athletes are shown flexing and cavorting among ropes, rings, beams, and other gymnastic equipment.
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Opening Receptions, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938) | The Lost Murals

Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States


This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: The historical, legal context, of the U.S. Constitution. Upcoming dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Author Reading | Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts: Graphic Novel Anthology


Writer Joel Rose, editor Karen Berger, artists Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey, and Jose Villarrubia convene a conversation as they celebrate the late chef Anthony Bourdain and his love for comics in his last published work, Hungry Ghosts -- a graphic novel anthology of tales of fear and food from around the world. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World


Data journalist Meredith Broussard's latest book focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good.
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Lecture | Invisibility and the Politics of Disappearance


Speaker Andrew Culp teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. He is the author of Dark Deleuze and his work has appeared in a numerous venues including Society and Space, Parallax, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, and Radical Philosophy. His work deals with questions of digital power, radical theory, and media materialism.
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Lecture | Fail States: Dispossession and the Grounds of Relationality


Reading closely teamcherry’s videogame Hollow Knight through work by Kamau Brathwaite, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and Édouard Glissant, this talk will discuss how antiblackness, theft of land, and the ontological turn to objects within technology and software studies are part of settler colonial proceduralisms. \ How do race and indigeneity function as recursion within the databases, code, and play structuring videogames? How might the nonhuman disrupt the normative structures of settler colonialism? And finally, what could grounded modes of relationality mean as resistance to such technological economies of dispossession? With: Jodi A. Byrd, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and an Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.  
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Lectures, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Fail States: Dispossession and the Grounds of Relationality

Screening | Documentary: Ruminations (2018): counterculture icon, cofounder of the infamous Cockettes


A documentary profile on Rumi Missabu, the iconoclast cofounder of San Francisco's infamous Cockettes. Through archive footage, animation and new interviews with stars from SF's queer art past, his lurid tales in and out of the spotlight are revealed as he reinvents himself at the end of his life. By Robert James.
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Screenings, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Documentary: Ruminations (2018): counterculture icon, cofounder of the infamous Cockettes

Film | Iuventa (2018): Rescues and Repercussions


The documentary film relates the events of a crucial year in the lives of a group of young Europeans involved in the Jugend Rettet humanitarian project, starting from the first voyage of the Iuventa ship to rescue over 2,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, to the heavy accusations that led to the seizure of the vessel more than a year later. Director: Michele Cinque 86 min. Followed by a discussion with Cinque, in conversation with Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, Rajan Menon, Adam Tooze, and Nadia Urbinati.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Iuventa (2018): Rescues and Repercussions

Book Club | Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle


Delving deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when outside forces disrupt their delicate balance of life. Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) was an American writer, known primarily for her works of horror and mystery. In 1959, she published The Haunting of Hill House, a supernatural horror novel widely considered to be one of the best ghost stories ever written. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Talk | The North American Continent: A Pictorial Map


Cartographer Anton Thomas began drawing a pictorial map of North America in 2014 and, four years later, it is finally finished. With thousands of features from Alaska to Panama, and hundreds of cityscapes, this colored pencil map combines art and cartographic information. The map has been featured on Nat Geo online, and will be included in All Over the Map – a book to be published by National Geographic. His talk will explain his objectives and will take attendees on a tour of the continent, highlighting the New York metropolitan area.
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Author Reading | Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siecle Paris


Author Caroline Weber takes readers into the daily lives of three women who were superstars of fin-de-siècle Parisian high society, “paragons of elegance, nobility, and style.” Behind the glamour, they endured loneliness, rigid social rules, and loveless marriages, yet inspired novelist Marcel Proust to heights of literary achievement.
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Discussion | Rethinking H. Rap Brown & Black Power


H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin) was one of the youngest national leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party. Though the mainstream media criminalized him as a violent troublemaker, he was among the most brilliant voices of the Black Power generation. As 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of Rap Brown’s classic memoir Die! Nigger! Die! (1969), Arun Kundnani, who is writing a biography of Al-Amin, will join Akinyele Umoja and Robyn Spencer, two leading scholars of Black Power, for a conversation on Al-Amin's life and political legacy.
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Forum | If Art Is Politics


A conversation with curators, artists and scholars. Hear artist, curator and scholar Jolene Rickard deliver a keynote on art as political practice.These interdisciplinary explorations chart the investigations and proposed affinities for the two-year focus, launching the Vera List Center’s distinct curricular investigations that will be developed throughout the coming year. “If Art Is Politics” considers how, at this moment of political reckoning with democratic institutions and alternatives to traditional party politics, art operates as a political practice. Can art be politically viable, and how does it acquire political agency? How does art shift and affect the sites, practices and participants of political processes in ways that traditional forms of political involvement might not? Does art allow for the embrace of a set of shared values that transcend party politics?
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Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from June 7-October 25, 2018.
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Film | The Divide (2017): Forced Out in Madrid


Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde. 76 min. A panel discussion with filmmakers Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz will follow the screening.  
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, The Divide (2017): Forced Out in Madrid

Performance | Brecht Forensics, Part 1: Drinking Brecht


Brecht Forensics is a new work in development by Sister Sylvester, based on DNA extracted from a hat that used to be the costume for soldier number 2 in the Berliner Ensemble performances of Mother Courage. The hat has never been washed, because Brecht wanted it to stink like the war, and so it retains the DNA of those who interacted with it and wore it since 1949. Brecht Forensics will be created out of the DNA itself, growing onstage inside of live bacteria. Sister Sylvester makes work, often essayistic performances, using first hand research and found documents.
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Talk | A Conversation with Pulitzer-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri


Poet, essayist, and critic Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, which won the James Laughlin Award, and 3 Sections, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEW, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Seshadri currently directs the graduate nonfiction writing program at Sarah Lawrence College. Hosted by Poetry Society of America executive director Alice Quinn.
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Author Reading | New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein discusses his book The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth


For fans of Persepolis and Logicomix comes a New Yorker cartoonist's page-turning graphic biography of the fascinating Hannah Arendt, the most prominent philosopher of the 20th century. In conversation with colleague Roz Chast, Ken Krimstein discusses his strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman.
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Author Reading | Queen Solomon: A Whirlwind Teenage Affair


Tamara Faith Berger, author of Maidenhead, Little Cat, and Kuntalini, is back with a new novel that will make even the the boldest amongst us blush. The book explores race, trauma, teenage sexual awakenings, power, pain, and global politics through the lens of a whirlwind teenage sexual affair between the teenaged narrator and Barbra – an Ethiopian Jew flown to Israel as part of Operation Solomon – over the course of Barbra’s summer exchange program visit.
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Author Reading | Poso Wells: A Feminist Eco-Thriller


Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance.
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Author Reading | Indian Ocean Blues: 2 Writers Read


A reading that pushes the boundary of home and questions symptoms of belonging through meditations on kin, violence, and rupture. Hear from Meena Alexander, whose new collection of poetry, Atmospheric Embroidery, revisits her crossings of the Indian Ocean since the age of five and personal geographies in Sudan, England, India, and the US. The poet Divya Victor will read from Kith, her visual and instructional book of stolen and insurgent history that asks us to re-order the question of belonging in the Indian and Southeast Asian diasporas.
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Author Reading | Passion and the Art of Fiction


How does the contemporary novelist navigate times of polarized politics and heightened emotions, especially as an immigrant, divided by birthplace and country of residence? Two writers of the Indian diaspora, Hari Kunzru (White Tears) and Balli Kaur Jaswal (Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows), read from their latest work and discuss themes of belonging, defying tradition, and passions that derive from living as an immigrant, with postcolonial and transnational literature scholar Tanya Agathocleous. Followed by a reception and book signing.
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Discussion | Sciences of Empire/Post-Colonial States


A conversation with Robyn d’Avignon, Assistant Professor of History, and Justin Izzo, Assistant Professor of French Studies at Brown University
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Discussion | Ideas to Action: Global Humanitarian Challenges


Over 80 years ago, The New School opened its doors to leading scholars threatened by the rise of Nazism in Germany. Working with the forebears of today’s International Rescue Committee, men and women of conscience took action to support refugees. Today the world is again facing an enormous crisis. Over 68 million people are displaced— more than at any time since World World II. In 2016, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School entered into an innovative partnership with the International Rescue Committee. Through this partnership, students and faculty work with IRC field offices to apply the latest advances in social sciences and design to tackle the world’s biggest humanitarian problems. This is a wide-ranging conversation on global humanitarian challenges, the role of academies and social institutions in enabling humanitarian action, and how members of The New School community can get involved in supporting refugees and displaced people.
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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
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Concerts, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, The Mile-Long Opera: 1000 singers perform

Film | Yeh Freedom Life (2018): Life and Love in Delhi


Filmed over the course of a year in Ambedkar Nagar, a dense, largely working class area in South Delhi, Priya Sen's Yeh Freedom Life moves between the two very different worlds of its protagonists, Sachi and Parveen, and tries to keep up with the currents and swings of their respective loves. Sachi works at a local beauty parlor; Parveen runs the family’s small cigarette counter at a crowded intersection. Priya Sen will be present for this screening.
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Films, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Yeh Freedom Life (2018): Life and Love in Delhi

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy


Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. Present by the The Public Theater's Mobile Unit.
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Plays, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy

Concert | A Fixture of Egypt's Indie Music Scene


In 2012, singer-songwriter, accordionist, and bandleader Youssra El Hawary burst onto the scene with a viral video for her song “El Soor (The Wall),” filmed at the wall that had been built to keep protesters out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Playful and whimsical, its satirical lyrics packed a political punch and came to become an anthem of the Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Since then, she and her five-piece band (melodica and keyboards, bass guitar, mandolin, and harmonica along with her accordion) have become fixtures of Egypt’s indie music scene. El Hawary’s songs offer portraits of everyday life in Cairo, blending sounds of the city’s underground with French chanson, indie rock, jazz, Mediterranean influences, and acoustic charm into “perfect, easy magic” (NPR).
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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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Classical Music | Chamber works by Gustav Mahler and more


Argento Chamber Ensemble. Program Oliver Schneller (b.1966) Clair-obscur Matthew Ricketts After Nine Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) M. Galante Das irdischen Leben Purgatorio from Symphony #10 Elisabeth Harnik (b.1970) New work for flute and piano 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 | Choral works


Performers include choir, bell choir, dancers and readers from the church community helping to inspire action to address environmental problems like climate change.
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Classical Music | Piano Recital by "a champion of contemporary music” NY Times


Pianist Emanuele Torquati  has been hailed as “a thoughtful musician and a champion of contemporary music” by the New York Times and as “a vibrant pianist, excellent overall” by the Boston Globe. His flourishing career has taken him to some of Europe, Canada, America and Africa’s most illustrious venues, in such diverse cities as Addis Abeba, Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), San Francisco, Toronto, among others. "Mr. Torquati did exceptionally well in his fascinating program. It conveyed not just how he plays the piano, but how he hears and thinks about music." - New York Times.
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Performance | All Long True American Stories: An Epic Play-Cycle


All Long True American Stories is an epic play-cycle in which writer Julia May Jonas reimagines canonical American male-experience plays for other people (mostly women). Developed with director/producer Sarah Hughes and consisting of five new full-length plays (responding to All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, True West by Sam Shepard, American Buffalo by David Mamet, and Zoo Story by Edward Albee). All Long True American Stories gleefully ignores patriarchal constraints to create a more expansive conception of the American Canon. This is an evening-length hybrid performance event with playwright Julia May Jonas and director Sarah Hughes, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft.
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