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61 free events take place on October 11 in New York City. 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!

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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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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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | How to Find a Career


Interactive sessions for career coaching, skill-building, peer feedback, networking and to help you stay focused on your goals. In this five-week series, we’ll explore all stages of the job search and learn proven techniques to accelerate your work.                                               
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, How to Find a Career

Film | Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy (1949): My Wife the Psychopath


A well-meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. Starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Anabel Shaw. 86 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy (1949): My Wife the Psychopath

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes


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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes

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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Bach at Noon

Reading | Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group


The group will be discussing Shakespeare's Richard II.  King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled 1377–1399) and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group

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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, 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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Healthy Aging

Concert | Leela, Out of Darkness: Three Poetry Song Cycles


Oboist and soprano Kristin Leitterman and guest pianist Steven Mann present a program of three song-cycles of poetry by Rajiv Mohabir set by Whitney George, Brandon Scott Rumsey, and Michael-Thomas Foumai.
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Concerts, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Leela, Out of Darkness: Three Poetry Song Cycles

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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Orson Welles' The Lady From Shanghai (1948): an imaginative, unsettling film noir


A seaman ships off on a yacht with a beautiful seductress and finds himself involved in a murder. The film-noir thriller is famous for its climactic scene in a hall of mirrors. Starring Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Orson Welles' The Lady From Shanghai (1948): an imaginative, unsettling film noir

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 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

Classical Music | Grammy nominated countertenor performs works by J.S. Bach


Ryland Angel and Rick Erickson explore J.S. Bach's (1685-1750) only songbook, filled with either new or figured sacred songs. They have commissioned new English versed translations to add new possibilities to this seldom heard work, along with free organ improvisations. Grammy-nominated counter-tenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. He has performed in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Gavin Bryars’s Doctor Ox’s Experiment (English National Opera), Fairy Queen (Barcelona), Gluck’s Orfeo (Koblenz), Amadigi (Karlsruhe), Venus and Adonis (Flanders Opera), Dido and Aeneas (Opera Comique), The Play of Daniel (Spoleto), and Ballet Comique de La Royne (Geneva). Organist Rick Erickson is the Director of Bach Society Houston and Cantor at Christ the King Lutheran Church. He is also Instructor in music at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Grammy nominated countertenor performs works by J.S. Bach

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 | The Big Clock (1948): Framed for Murder


After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man of the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself. Directed by John Farrow. Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton. 85 min.
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, The Big Clock (1948): Framed for Murder

Film | Libeled Lady (1936): a screwball comedy


When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.  Directed by Jack Conway. Starring:   Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy.  98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Book Club (2018): four friends read Fifty Shades of Grey


Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen. 103 min.
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Film | Overboard (2018): Mexico’s fifth highest grossing picture of 2018


A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. Director: Rob Greenberg. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Omar Chaparro, Mel Rodriguez. 112 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Overboard (2018): Mexico’s fifth highest grossing picture of 2018

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Special guest Deborah Jowitt.
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Author Reading | Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism


With: editor Jean Louise Cohen (Columbia, Political Science), Fred Cooper (NYU History), Katharine Pistor (Columbia Law), Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia, French and History), Joshua Simon (Columbia, Political Science), and Gary Wilder (CUNY Grad Center, Anthropology).
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4:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism

Lecture | Rust and Revolt: Liberal Republicans and the Crisis of Capitalist Democracy in the 1960s


A lecture by Kristoffer Smemo. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q&A session. 
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Lectures, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Rust and Revolt: Liberal Republicans and the Crisis of Capitalist Democracy in the 1960s

Lecture | Havana Metropolis: Challenges and Opportunities


After 60 years of policies that prioritized developing the rest of the country, Havana has accumulated economic, social, environmental and governance problems. Speaker Carlos García Pleyan is Cuban sociologist, professor and researcher. In Spanish with English translation.
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Lectures, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Havana Metropolis: Challenges and Opportunities

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 | Some Like It Hot (1959) with Marilyn Monroe: Oscar-Winning Comedy


When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Director: Billy Wilder. 121 min.
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Some Like It Hot (1959) with Marilyn Monroe: Oscar-Winning Comedy

Film | Book Club (2018): four friends read Fifty Shades of Grey


Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen. 103 min.
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Book Club (2018): four friends read Fifty Shades of Grey

Lecture | Income Inequality and Econophysics


Speaker Anwar Shaikh is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School.
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Lectures, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Income Inequality and Econophysics

Lecture | Shaky Ground: Immigrant Youth Traversing Tectonic Plates of Inclusion and Exclusion


A lecture by Alexis Silver, Associate Professor of Sociology, State University of New York, Purchase College
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5:00 pm
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Lectures, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Shaky Ground: Immigrant Youth Traversing Tectonic Plates of Inclusion and Exclusion

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 | A Visual Melody: Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert Shows His Paintings


Acclaimed jazz trumpeter and artist Herb Alpert will be in attendance to celebrate the exhibition consisting of abstract paintings and small-scale bronze sculptures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, A Visual Melody: Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert Shows His Paintings

Lesson | Detox Your Mind Through Meditation


Many people are seeking wellness and participate in detoxification regimens that cleanse the body by eliminating toxins. Detoxing has become mainstream. While we tend to our physical well-being and we often overlook the health of our mental or inner well-being. By detoxing our mind we can improve our thought patterns which in turn will calm the mind and bring about mental wellness and inner peace. Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC, a long time meditator, and learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing.
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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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Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary.
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Opening Reception | Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18


In today’s political climate, using satire to record and respond to the current state of affairs is an act of survival. This is no more apparent than in this group exhibition of over 200 satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists, including Milton Glaser, Roz Chast and Art Spiegelman. Each artist’s work addresses the issues and controversies surrounding the most polarizing presidential election and administration in recent history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18

Opening Reception | All Right for Now: An Artist's Artist


From the late 1990s until her too-early death from brain cancer in 2014, Jennifer Wynne Reeves (b. 1963, Royal Oak, MI) developed a reputation as an artist’s artist, garnering an intense and loyal following especially among fellow artists who appreciated her ability to load errant scribbles and globs of crusty paint with humor, narrativity, and poignant emotional affect. Her first museum show in New York, The exhibition will be a long overdue consideration of Reeves’s unique contribution to the dialogue between representation and abstraction that has preoccupied recent art.
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, All Right for Now: An Artist's Artist

Opening Reception | The Journey: Paintings by a Former Olympic Athlete


Mark Anthony Hill's vision has been shaped by his life's singular journey and does not see himself through the perception of others. Hill's painting career was first inspired during early education years in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He went on to produce public murals and paintings for his home town. Yet, it was his sporting talent that won him a seat on the Jamaican bobsled team. November 2001, disaster struck while training in Norway for the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics. A serious accident on the slopes caused Hill to suffer injuries to his face requiring massive amount of stitches and severe ice burns all over his body. Hill credits his physical and creative journey to recovery from this incident was due to his psychological training as an athlete. In 2007, he retired from professional sports. In September 2017, Hill decided to return to painting with full force, determination and courage. To date, he has produced over two hundred new paintings.
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, The Journey: Paintings by a Former Olympic Athlete

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Drawing with Metal / Almost a Portrait


Drawing with Metal: Susan Woods's focus throughout her extensive career has been sculpture and functional sculptural art. Recently she has also completed a body of impactful, autobiographical based drawings.Woods' sculpture and drawings share a common force. Her sculpture, although often rooted in an idea or observation, are still spontaneous and organic. Their beginnings do not necessarily dictate their endings. Her works, however spontaneous, are carefully crafted. Her metal works are three-dimensional drawings on the surface, but they are also intricate compositions packed with multi-directions. Almost a Portrait: Warren Linn maintains sketchbooks. His daily practice of drawing becomes the basis and source for his artwork. These are chronicles. The artist utilizes his forty years of experience with illustrations to reconstruct his sketches and previous fragments into collages and assemblages of variously shaped forms. Although Linn initially starts with a well-planned intention or narrative, his work is deeply informed by the unexpected.
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, 2 Art Shows: Drawing with Metal / Almost a Portrait

Opening Reception | Throw Shade, Then Vote: Presidential Contrasts


Just before the midterm elections, the show is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Throw Shade, Then Vote: Presidential Contrasts

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: Congressional powers and Presidential powers. Upcoming dates: October 18, 25, November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lessons, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States

Author Reading | 2 authors read from their books


Susan Harlan is the author of Decorating A Room of One’s Own. Joanna Scutts is a literary critic and author of The Extra Woman.
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Discussion | Sexual Politics in a Transnational Frame


Taxonomies of identity and histories of activism in the U.S and Europe cannot be seamlessly mapped onto other societies. To think of sexual politics, broadly, is to suspend the rubrics of feminist, LGBT, and queer activism, in our attempt to understand how gender and sexuality get politicized both as categories of identity, and as categories of analysis in a particular society. This panel is an invitation to think comparatively about sexual subcultures across South Asia and the Middle East (and specifically in India, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, and Lebanon), which we will examine in their opposition to formal authority, their coalitional politics, their redefinition of social stigmas in political terms, and their re-orientation of the individual towards the social and the collective. With: Sa’ed Atshan, Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College Sara Mourad, Media Studies, American University in Beirut Jyoti Puri, Sociology, Simmons College Evren Savci, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
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Lecture | Claude Lévi-Strauss, Our Contemporary


Speaker Emmanuelle Loyer recently published a widely acclaimed biography on French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, which has just been translated into English as Lévi-Strauss: A Biography. In this talk, she discusses how Lévi-Strauss took a critical perspective on the present, expressed not only in his structural anthropology but also in his acerbic critiques of many things we take as certainties in the modern world, including our belief in progress and even our modern conception of human rights, whereas he advocated for a more inclusive “rights of the living.” Emmanuelle Loyer is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences Po Paris. In French with English translation.
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Lecture | A New Italian Narrative


A lecture by Vincenzo Boccia, President of Confindustria (The General Confederation of Italian Industry). In Italian with English translation.
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Workshop | Jerome Robbins' Birthday Dance Party


Snap, sail, bust, strut, and celebrate the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins. Learn to dance Robbins’ signature moves during this interactive workshop led by Robert LaFosse and Barbara Hoon. Examine Robbins’ own choreographic notes and rehearsal footage, before taking your turn dancing in Robbins’ magnificent footsteps.
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Discussion | Infectious Disease and the Spanish Flu -- Lessons for Science


An interdisciplinary discussion on the scientific and social implications of infectious disease, the evolution of viruses, and what we can learn from this intersection. The 1918 flu pandemic killed nearly five percent of the world’s population, making it one of the deadliest events in human history. On this centennial, they look at what made it so deadly, how society responded to this unprecedented emergency, and the evolution of the flu virus itself. Featuring: Laura Spinney, author and science journalist, and Benjamin D. Greenbaum, assistant professor at the Tisch Cancer Institute.
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Discussions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Infectious Disease and the Spanish Flu -- Lessons for Science

Discussion | Dynamic Storytelling Through Virtual Reality


Virtual reality can transport audiences to places they wouldn’t otherwise go, delivering a visceral experience that is revolutionizing storytelling. Learn how groundbreaking journalists and filmmakers are using VR, and how you can work with this emerging technology. With: Jessica Lauretti, former Global Head of RYOT Studio Marcelle Hopkins, deputy editor of video and co-director of VR, The New York Times Nick Capezzera, Documentary Filmmaker (Life on Mars) Zahra Rasool, Editorial Lead, Contrast VR Moderator: Steve Rosenbaum, Senior Advisor, Oaklins, DeSilva + Perkins  
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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.
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Film | The Iron Triangle (1989) a screening followed by a discussion


A film screening and panel discussion to talk about the fight against the mega-towers proposed for the Two Bridges waterfront in the Lower East Side. The film highlights the community organizing efforts in Willets Point, and teaches viewers an important lesson about the strength of community in the face of overdevelopment. For decades, Queens’ Willets Point has been the site of an interconnected network of hundreds of small auto repair shops, known for no-frills but inexpensive, quality service. The owners, many immigrants, have persevered despite a lack of City support, but their luck may have just run out. With the Iron Triangle declared a blight and marked for lucrative redevelopment, the working class of Willets Point faces off against gentrification and urban renewal for the future of their livelihoods and community.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, The Iron Triangle (1989) a screening followed by a discussion

Movie in a Park | Love, Simon (2018) Coming Out Drama with Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel -- Outdoors


Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Director: Greg Berlanti 110 min. National Coming Out Day celebrates the lives and courage of LGBTQ+ people. It celebrates living without fear in a way that provides inspiration and a source of hope to those who are yet unable to come out. Bring your allies, a picnic dinner, and celebrate on the lawns of the park with a screening of Love, Simon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Love, Simon (2018) Coming Out Drama with Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel -- Outdoors

Reading | Revelatory Magic: The City and Self


A special reading with the Open City fellows. Hear from fellows Roshan Abraham, Pearl Bhatnagar, and Huiying Bernice Chan, who have been documenting the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it's being lived on the streets of New York right now, and our Muslim Communities fellows, Aber Kawas, Humera Afridi, and Sarah Moawad, who have been writing on the city's Muslim American communities over the past six months. Don’t miss this chance to hear some best local reporting and narrative nonfiction about communities of color in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Revelatory Magic: The City and Self

Poetry Reading | Women Poets


Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam and the recent Registers of Illuminated Villages. Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry the most recent of which is Human Hours. Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Women Poets

Author Reading | Dracul: Dracula's True Origins


The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dacre Stoker and JD Barker's Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold


In unflinching prose, Dr. Paul Zeitz shares a lifetime of struggles and hard-won lessons as a doctor, activist, father, and son. His complex dance between healing others and healing himself ultimately transforms the inexplicable anger and disappointment he felt at the state of the world and his own past into full throttled, open-hearted, soul-satisfying action set on a global stage. Waging Justice is a personal story and also a universal one: a story of action, of courage, and of forgiveness; and a rallying cry to wage justice in our lives, speak the truth, be bold, and take action in the world today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Distance Home: Siblings Adrift in the World


In Paula Saunders's novel, René and Leon’s parents fight with increasing frequency—and ferocity. Their father—a cattle broker—spends more time on the road, his sporadic homecomings both yearned for and dreaded by the children. And as René and Leon grow up, they grow apart. They grasp whatever they can to stay afloat—a word of praise, a grandmother’s outstretched hand, the seductive attention of a stranger—as René works to save herself, crossing the border into a larger, more hopeful world, while Leon embarks on a path of despair and self-destruction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Collected Stories of Diane Williams


A reading to celebrate the publication of this book which brings together over 300 new and previously published stories. Williams is the founder and editor of the literary annual Noon, and is the author of eight previous volumes of short fiction. She lives in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Strong Jewish Women


Two tumultuous periods of US history affect the trajectories of women’s lives. From the Catskills and the Bronx during the World War II era and beyond, to the Rockaways in the aftermath of 9/11, influenced by family, religious tradition, and political events, strong Jewish women must grapple with their lives. A conversation between Alice Rosenthal and Jill Eisenstadt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Strong Jewish Women

Staged Reading | Comfort Women: Past and Present Collide


During WWII, the Japanese Imperial Forces abducted thousands of young women from Asian countries and forced them into sex slavery. They were known euphemistically as “comfort women.” Chungmi Kim’s powerful lyrical play depicts the collision of the past and present when a young Korean NYU student and her grandmother meet two of these ‘comfort women’ during the 1994 UN protests. By Chungmi Kim. Directed by Frances Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Lysistrata: Fresh, Fast-Paced Comedy Inspired by Aristophanes


This fresh, fast-paced comedy inspired by Aristophanes' play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in love-making until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lie down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not? This college production is adapted by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by NJ Aguwna.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Lysistrata: Fresh, Fast-Paced Comedy Inspired by Aristophanes

Jazz | The Musical Spirit of Johannesburg and Durban


The musical spirit of Johannesburg and Durban fills this night of South African jazz featuring some of the genre’s most respected masters. Celebrating 30 years of friendship and collaboration, reedman McCoy Mrubata and pianist Paul Hanmer, both composers and bandleaders as well, are joined by the award-winning young vocalist Vuyo Sotashe; esteemed bassist, songwriter, and producer Jimmy Mngwandi; and the critically acclaimed drummer Kesivan Naidoo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, The Musical Spirit of Johannesburg and Durban

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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