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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 16, 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! 58 free events take place on October 16 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 16 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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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 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Morning Fitness

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 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Morning Fitness

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Kundalini Yoga

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


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall tour


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | Creative Sculpture Class


Artist Geoffrey Owen Miller teaches how to make a miniature moving mobile out of wire and weights in the style of Alexander Calder. All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends! Tuesdays, October 2 through December 18, 2018
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Protecting Your Privacy: What Does the Internet Know About You


This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your info on the internet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Protecting Your Privacy: What Does the Internet Know About You

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Resume Help

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, Crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Adult Coloring Club

Author Reading | Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists


In 1991, there were more than 1,000 "Americanists" -- experts in U.S. history and politics -- working in the Soviet Union. The Americanist community played a vital role in the Cold War, as well as in large part directing the cultural consumption of Soviet society and shaping perceptions of the U.S. To shed light onto this important, yet under-studied, academic community, Sergei Zhuk explores the personal histories of prominent Soviet Americanists, considering the myriad cultural influences—from John Wayne's bravado in the film Stagecoach to Miles Davis—that shaped their identities, careers, and academic interests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists

Discussion | Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports


American sports have been at the center of some of the major cultural struggles of our time. In a fascinating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, Zirin first traces how American sports have glamorized racism, sexism, homophobia, and militarism, then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Concerts, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Film | Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist


A 2018 American heist comedy film. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Directed by Gary Ross. 110 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist

Classical Music | Chamber music


A lunchtime concert featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Chamber music by Juilliard musicians


Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Public Speaking

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


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


A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. Learn how to create a business plan that stands out from the crowd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Business Plan Writing

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 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Lecture | Hegel and the Actuality of Thinking


With: Alfredo Ferrarin, professor of philosophy at the University of Pisa.
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Hegel and the Actuality of Thinking

Dance Lesson | Ballet for beginners


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


Have fun playing dominoes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Domino Club

Lesson | Beginner French Class


Through lessons and activities you will learn basic French with a library volunteer. Commitment to 5 classes strongly preferred. Space is limited - show up early! Upcoming dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Some of your Best Friends (1971): Documentary on LGBTQ history in US


A piece of LGBTQ history that chronicles some of the first pride parades and gatherings of queer groups at the forefront of the movement in the post-Stonewall ripple. This film spans divisive topics, exploring the use of aversion therapy, police entrapment and how the activist movement responded. Director: Ken Robinson.
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Workshop | Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more


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

Author Reading | Earth at Risk: Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability


We are squandering our planet’s natural capital—its biodiversity, water and soil, and climate stability—at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course. Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it. Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in science and technology, along with law, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage—the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change—and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon and that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What community-driven or market-based tools can be used to promote sustainable development?
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Author Reading | When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio


When rock and roll was transforming American culture in the 1950s and ’60s, East Harlem pulsed with the sounds of mambo and merengue. Instead of Elvis and the Beatles, Marta Moreno Vega grew up worshipping Celia Cruz, Mario Bauza, and Arsenio Rodriguez. Their music could be heard on every radio in El Barrio and from the main stage at the legendary Palladium, where every weekend working-class kids dressed in their sharpest suits and highest heels and became mambo kings and queens.
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Author Reading | Authors talk about the writing process


Faith L. Justice brings to the audience the little-known story of Placidia, fifth century Empress of Rome and Gothic Queen, battling the coming of the Dark Ages. Julieta Rodrigues introduces a diplomatic couple, Laura and Keith, trying to make peace with themselves and the country that hosts them - the Soviet Union in the early eighties. Melodie Winawer, time-bending author of The Scribe of Siena, set in medieval Italy, turns to late Byzantine Greece in her forthcoming The Anticipation.
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Author Reading | Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire


When Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, automobiles were still a novelty in his native Italy. When he died ninety years later, the company he built stood at the top of a global industry, with the Ferrari name universally recognized for performance, racing prowess, and state-of-the-art Italian design. Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire is the definitive account of an epic life. With author Luca Dal Monte.
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Discussion | Environmental Art: Re-Imagining Art, Science, and the Humanities


An evening with artist-scholars Elaine Gan (Experimental Humanities) and Marina Zurkow (School of the Arts), in conversation with Una Chaudhuri (Experimental Humanities), and Yanoula Athanassakis (Environmental Humanities). Gan and Zurkow’s respective bodies of work engage in public humanities and collaborative experiments that draw on the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to ask questions about radical pluralities of more-than-human worlds. By presenting a series of collaborative experiments, the conversation will focus on the creative and critical lenses through which climate change becomes sensible to new publics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Environmental Art: Re-Imagining Art, Science, and the Humanities

Lecture | How to discover and to move on to your next career


The job market is constantly changing - and so are we. As a result we are often interested in changing, or required by circumstance to change. Yet without exposure to other areas, it is easy to assume there is no way for us to do a different job. Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how we can bring value to a new industry or to a new field. Learn how breadth of experience can be a competitive advantage in a changing marketplace. The lecture will cover: * Approaches to discover what we want to do * How to research options we are considering * Why ads demand prior experience and how to change anyway * How to adapt our experience to new fields * Set priorities for the career options you will pursue
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Lectures, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, How to discover and to move on to your next career

Screening | Wildlife: Screening and Talkback


Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife, adapted from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, tells the story of a family pulled apart by a forest fire in rural Montana. When a forest fire near Montana’s Canadian border rages out of control, recently unemployed Jerry decides to join the cause of fighting the blaze. His wife, Jeanette, and their only child, 14-year-old Joe, are left to fend for themselves, Joe forced into the role of adult, Jeanette struggling to keep her head above water. Screenwriters Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan will join the audience for a Q&A session following the free screening of their film.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk


A talk by faculty member William Powhida.
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Opening Reception | Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking: A Panel on the Exhibiton


A panel including scholars Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (Emerson College), Martin Tsang (University of Miami), and Christopher Winks (Queens College), moderated by Gabriela Rangel. They will discuss the Cuban writer-ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) in relation to the exhibition.
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Opening Receptions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking: A Panel on the Exhibiton

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum: 2 Authors Read


Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Human Hours, will be published in early fall 2018 by Graywolf Press. Donna Masini in the author of three books of poems, including 4:30 Movie.
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Author Reading | Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico


Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today Mexico is experiencing an epidemic of diet-related chronic illness. The precipitous rise of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease—all attributed to changes in the Mexican diet—has resulted in a public health emergency. In her gripping new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following NAFTA have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico – sustenance. Mexicans are faced with a food system that favors food security over subsistence agriculture, development over sustainability, market participation over social welfare, and ideologies of self-care over public health. Trade agreements negotiated to improve lives have sometimes failed, resulting in unintended consequences for people’s everyday lives.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music


Tonight: Hippolyte/Ippolito: Rameau and Traetta (1727 - 1779) What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Discussion | Beyond the Brain: Are We Making the Right Decision?


Is there only one way to make a decision? How can two people come to different conclusions about the same scenario? Are the decisions we make influenced by our environment or are we wired to ultimately arrive at a certain conclusion? Through examining various perspectives around how decisions are both made and implemented - from business to science to the world around us, we invite you to be a part of the conversation that bridges science and society. Please join the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute as we host an exciting and thought provoking conversation between Daphna Shohamy, Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, and Michele Ganeless, Producer and former President of Comedy Central. In this exclusive discussion, speakers will examine the science and process of decision making as it relates to any business or professional setting. They will examine the role that social decision making has, as well as debate the impact of data versus instinct.
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Beyond the Brain: Are We Making the Right Decision?

Discussion | Political Theater and Different Configurations of Power


Kimberly Marten, department chair and professor of political science, and Shayoni Mitra, assistant professor of theatre, uncover political networking, power configurations, and political expression through performance. Mitra focuses on political theater under different configurations of power, specifically in Delhi, India. The history of political theater links directly to public space and who has access to cultural expression and citizenship in a global city. Marten's current work analyzes Russian foreign and security policy: how Putin's informal personal networks influence key political decisions, and how informally networked organizations impact both Russian state sovereignty and international security. Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation filled with unexpected connections.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Political Theater and Different Configurations of Power

Discussion | Beyond the Kremlin: The Pro-Democracy Movement and What the Russian People are Really Thinking


David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, and Vladimir Kara-Murza, leading pro-democracy campaigner, consider the prospects for democracy in Russia. Nina Khrushcheva, a grand daughter of the Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev and  Professor of International Affairs, will provide the opening remarks and introduction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Beyond the Kremlin: The Pro-Democracy Movement and What the Russian People are Really Thinking

Forum | New York Arab World Culture Forum: Art for Sustainable Futures


The forum will explore the role of the arts in building a more sustainable future by supporting the United Nation’s goals for sustainable development. Renowned Emirati commentator and arts patron Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi will moderate a discussion with journalist Mona Chalabi and artists Matthew Mazzotta and Rashad Salim, following welcome remarks from Boon Hui Tan,  Director of the Museum, and Marie Roudil, UNESCO Representative to the UN.
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Slide Lecture | The Architects of Bloomingdale


An illustrated presentation by Jim Mackin and Gil Tauber about the architects who shaped the neighborhood and the presentation of the first annual Jim Tourain Award to Peter Salwen for the work he has done to honor the history of the upper west side
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Slide Lectures, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, The Architects of Bloomingdale

Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
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Book Club | Jim Thompson's The killer Inside Me


The novel is described as "one of the most blistering and uncompromising crime novels ever written." The story is told through the eyes of its protagonist, Lou Ford, a 29-year-old deputy sheriff in a small Texas town. Ford appears to be a regular, small-town cop leading an unremarkable existence; beneath this facade, however, he is a cunning, depraved sociopath with sadistic sexual tastes.. James Thompson (1906-1977) was an American author and screenwriter, known for his hardboiled crime fiction. He wrote more than thirty novels, but was little-recognized in his lifetime. Only after death did Thompson's literary stature grow. In the late 1980s, several of his novels were re-published in the Black Lizard series of re-discovered crime fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Jim Thompson's The killer Inside Me

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: ELENA BAJO Silks Portia Wells
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Dance Performances, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress

Author Reading | The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created


From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

Author Reading | In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown


The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from Nathaniel Philbrick, bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

Author Reading | Riddance; or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children


The first new novel in twelve years from Half Life author Shelley Jackson, Riddance is a disquieting supernatural investigation into life after death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Riddance; or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children

Author Reading | A Very Large Expanse of Sea: A Different Type of Muslim Girl


From Tahereh Mafi, the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, comes a gorgeous and heartrending contemporary novel inspired by her own experiences with first love, breakdancing, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It’s 2002, a year after 9/11, and Shirin has just started at yet another school. It’s an extremely turbulent time for the world, but especially for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, A Very Large Expanse of Sea: A Different Type of Muslim Girl

Author Reading | A Dirty Word: How A Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality


In Steph Auteri’s 15 years as a journalist, she has reviewed sex toys, attended sex parties, researched sexual health, and even participated in “cuddle parties.” There’s only one small problem: her sex drive is in the gutter. A beautiful and hilarious mixture of cultural essays and poignant personal stories, A Dirty Word shines a light on what it’s like to feel broken, only to realize that there is no right way to be sexual.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, A Dirty Word: How A Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality

Author Reading | The Eyes of the City: Street Photography


Street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler will discuss his widely acclaimed monograph of street photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, The Eyes of the City: Street Photography

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Tuesdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Comedy Club | The Paper Jam Comedy Show


See New York's funniest comics hone thier craft or test new material, plus enjoy happy hour specials and delicious snacks. Don't miss out on the city's best free comedy show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, The Paper Jam Comedy Show

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 3-October 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Stargazing in the City
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Classical Music | The music by one of the most-performed living classical composers

Regular Price: $50
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Performance | Emmy winning comedian

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