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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 18, 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! 52 free events take place on October 18 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 18 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on October 18, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Music from the 16th and 17th century
free events nyc Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist
free events nyc Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C
free events nyc Radio Theater presents: The Awful Truth (1937)
free events nyc Variations on a French Theme: Saint-Saens, Chopin, Poulenc, Debussy
free events nyc New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy
free events nyc Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945): Oscar-Nominated Italian Film
free events nyc Coyote on a Fence: Fates on Death Row
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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.
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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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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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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Workshop | Resumes and Cover Letters


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.
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Film | On Dangerous Ground (1951): Film Noir


Cop Jim Wilson has seen it all on the shadowy streets of New York City, and the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman. Director: Nicholas Ray.        Starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper & Anthony Ross. 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, On Dangerous Ground (1951): Film Noir

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters


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 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters

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 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Bach at Noon

Reading | Literature Workshop: Dialect Poetry


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 poets who write in dialects of English, both in America and global. Come for a discussion of poets who use local language to examine identity, nation, and more. We'll be reading from Paul Laurence Dunbar, John Agard, and others. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Literature Workshop: Dialect Poetry

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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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.
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Workshops, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Music from the 16th and 17th century


This program explores the underplayed repertoire of five-part string music from the seventeenth and late sixteenth centuries. Witness a diversity of national styles from Italy to Austria and luxuriate in the rich textures of this music that is full of surprises and invention. New Amsterdam Consort is an emerging New York City based string ensemble consisting of students and alumni of The Juilliard School.  Performers: Robert Warner, harpsichord and director; Isabelle Seula Lee, violin; Rachell Wong, violin; Daniel McCarthy, viola; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Keiran Campbell, cello.
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Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Music from the 16th and 17th century

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 | Tully (2018): comedy-drama with Charlize Theron


An overwhelmed mother of three and her husband hire a young night nurse to care for their baby. The nurse becomes a confidant for the woman, who is grappling with her identity as a wife and mother. Directors Jason Reitman. 96 min.
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Film | Run Silent, Run Deep (1958): WWII submarine warfare


After Japanese forces torpedo his submarine during World War II, commanding officer "Rich" Richardson (Clark Gable) is placed in charge of the USS Nerka. The crew on board the Nerka -- led by Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster), who had been passed over for promotion when Richardson was brought in -- is openly hostile to their new commander, especially when it becomes clear that Richardson's sole obsession is finding and destroying the Japanese ship that sank his old vessel. Directors Robert Wise. Starring: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Run Silent, Run Deep (1958): WWII submarine warfare

Film | Black Angel (1946): crime film noir


An alcoholic prone to blackouts searches for his wife’s murderer and makes a shocking discovery. Director: Roy William Neill. Starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre. 81 min.
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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.
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Films, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist

Book Club | Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome


Ethan Frome takes place against a backdrop of the cold, gray, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome is an isolated farmer trying to scrape out a meager living while also tending to his frigid, demanding and ungrateful wife, Zeena. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Discussion | Mexican Democracy and Migration


With Alexandra Délano, New School. Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico to New York City Ángelo Cabrera, Baruch College
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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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Lecture | The Growing Relevance of Wealth Inequality


Speaker Salvatore Morelli is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality and ARC Distinguished Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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Lectures, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, The Growing Relevance of Wealth Inequality

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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Author Reading | I Know How You Feel : author discusses women's friendships


Diane Barth discusses her recent book, I Know How You Feel : the Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives. “Do I have enough friends?” “Why did my friendship end?” and “What makes a good friendship work?" These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, she draws out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven't shared before.
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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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Opening Reception | Greetings from Harlem: Past is Present


Works by Shaun O’Rourke comprised of fine art, mixed media, and limited edition, signed and numbered prints. The show pays tribute to an ever-evolving Harlem through its temporary textures, graffiti, architecture and people. We honor the past, while standing in the present.  
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Opening Receptions, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Greetings from Harlem: Past is Present

Opening Reception | Body Language: A 2-Woman Exhibition


The paintings of Miroslava Romanova depict bodies that seem both pathologised and eroticised, neither wholly living nor wholly dead. Romanova credits her childhood days spent engrossed in her uncle's medical library for her deep interest in disease and injury rather than the perfected body. Dasha S. Kandinsky paints the products and weapons of consumerism, what attacks and mutates and transforms the body. Hand grenades are shown as large as religious icons, glistening and hyper-real in the synthetic, aesthetic colours of advertising. Look closer and see that they are studded with familiar symbols, logos and slogans; Royal insignia, Facebook, dollar signs, national anthems. Kandinsky builds on the work of her late father, Pop-artist Anton S. Kandinsky, and his use of 'Gemism', the practice of depicting realistic images of gemstones in paintings.
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Opening Receptions, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Body Language: A 2-Woman Exhibition

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: Presidential elections, duties, terms, limitations, and impeachment Upcoming dates: October  25, November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Author Reading | Blood Words/A Warrior’s Walk


Manoshi Chitra Neogy is a filmmaker, director, poet, performer, and author. Neogy had produced several award-winning documentaries relating to self-expression, cultural issues, and art forms, which have aired around the world. 
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Author Reading | The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960


Dan Callahan, the author of The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, takes us through the evolution of acting for the camera: from Lillian Gish in the silent era to John Barrymore and Bette Davis in the sound era. He will end his talk by describing the change-over to the Method actors in the 1950s, which will be represented by the deeply emotional work of Kim Stanley.
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Discussion | Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18


A musical performance vocalizing highlights from the U.S. Constitution will precede a panel discussion, moderated by Steve Brodner and featuring artists Anita Kunz, Melinda Beck and Marshall Arisman, who appear in the exhibition 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.
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Lecture | The Appeal: Gender and Prosecution in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and the Common Law


Speaker Penelope Geng is an assistant professor of English at Macalester College. She works at the intersection of literature, law, and religion. She is completing her first book Communal Justice in Shakespeare’s England, which examines popular representations of communal justice and lay magistracy in Reformation and post-Reformation England.
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Lectures, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, The Appeal: Gender and Prosecution in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and the Common Law

Workshop | Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C


In this course, you will spend time thinking about the meaning of tyranny in the 21st century. To do this, the group will read theoretical accounts of tyranny given by different writers, scholars, and philosophers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. This workshop will seek to understand what leads a society to embrace a tyrannical leader and how citizens of a society ensconced in tyranny can resist the totalitarian actions of such a leader.   About the Professor: Erik Zimmerman is a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research where he teaches courses in gender and sexuality studies and philosophy. In addition, Erik is an editor at Routledge Press, where he publishes books on the sociology and gender studies lists, and he is a regular contributor to publications such as Into and OUT Magazine. This course will take place on Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Workshops, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C

Performance | Radio Theater presents: The Awful Truth (1937)


The screwball comedy The Awful Truth epitomizes the comedies of the late 30's and 40's, as remembered in the movie with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. The play was written in 1921, and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has adapted the story for radio. The story begins with a happy married couple, Jerry and Lucy Warriner, who find themselves headed to divorce court when they begin to doubt each other's fidelity. They file for divorce quickly, but soon regret their hasty actions. Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Custody of the dog keeps Jerry close to Lucy, and Lucy impersonates his 'sister' to foil his budding romance with Molly. Soon, it's a madcap race to bring the lovebirds back together.
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Performances, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Radio Theater presents: The Awful Truth (1937)

Opening Reception | The New Vanguard Photography Prize


Document Journal editor-in-chief Nick Vogelson will announce the winner of the inaugural The New Vanguard Photography Prize on the day on which an exhibition dedicated to The New Vanguard opens. The winner of the prize will be featured in Document’s Fall/Winter 2018 issue, with a limited-edition cover and a 24-page fashion editorial created with fashion director Sarah Richardson. The issue hits newsstands this month.
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Author Reading | The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: Raised by a Mentally Ill Parent


Kim Adrian tells the story of a child raised by a mentally ill parent—a child who didn't understand that basic fact about her mother until she was much older. She tries to tackle the confusion of that situation by cataloging both childhood memories and current-day insights into and interactions with her now elderly mother in the form of a glossary.
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Discussion | Disrupting Fashion: Technology and Artificial Intelligence


Technology and artificial intelligence are having an enormous impact on all aspects of the fashion industry, from design to production to consumption. How can technology help bring customized fit to the masses? How can it help create garments in a more sustainable manner, to lessen the impact on the environment and climate change? What are the next innovations in sales, retail, and design? A panel of fashion and technology experts will discuss the disruption and re-creation of the fashion industry.    
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Lectures, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Unheard-Of Things: Connections Between Language, Violence and the Image

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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Screening | Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston (1989): a British black-and-white film


This fantasy-like meditative biographical piece is composed of archival footage, photographs, poetry and re-enactments to evoke the atmosphere of the Harlem Renaissance. Julien treats the life of writer Langston Hughes in symbolic fashion, emphasizing his poetry and affirming Hughes' Black gay identity. Julien employs a mixture of 1920's American blues and 80's British blues to link Black British and Black American culture through time and space, underlining their diaspora commonalities. Starring Ben Ellison, Matthew Baidoo, Akim Mogaji. 42 min.
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Film | Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945): Oscar-Nominated Italian Film


This harrowing drama centers on the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. The film stars Aldo Fabrizi as a partisan priest and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member. Conceived and directed amid the ruins of World War II, Rome, Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, with war’s immediacy in every frame. A watershed in Italian cinema, with cinematography by Ubaldo Arata, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and planted the seeds of neorealism.   103 min. In Italian with English subtitles
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Films, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945): Oscar-Nominated Italian Film

Gallery Talk | For Opacity: Exhibition Walkthrough


A walkthrough of the exhibition with artist Elijah Burgher and Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, followed by a reading of Selected Performance Scripts, 2012–2018 by artist Gordon Hall with Chris Domenick and Savannah Knoop.
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Book Club | Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing


The book follows a 10-year-old girl and her mother who invite a Chinese refugee into their home. Madeleine Thien is a Canadian short story writer and novelist. The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature has considered her work as reflecting the increasingly trans-cultural nature of Canadian literature, exploring art, expression and politics inside Cambodia and China, as well as within diasporic Asian communities. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Poetry Reading | Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout reads from her book Wobble


Rae Armantrout is the author of numerous books of poetry published by Wesleyan University Press, including Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2015; Versed, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, Up to Speed, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry, and, most recently, Wobble (October 2018). Also: Ron Silliman is the author and editor of over twenty books of poetry, including Crow; ABC; and Paradise, which received the Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University.
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Poetry Readings, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout reads from her book Wobble

Author Reading | Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World


Marcia Bjornerud – professor of geology at Lawrence University and frequent contributor to The New Yorker’s Elements blog – charts how geologists have developed a conception of time that encompasses the history of our planet beyond humanity’s fractional place. A discussion of how wholesale adoption of this geologic understanding of time could be our salvation.
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Author Reading | Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice


How do collective care, disability justice, and sick and disabled Black and brown femmes save the world and each other during this time of apocalypse—or do we? Come discuss the histories and present day struggles and triumphs of disabled Black and brown queers with writer, cultural worker and performer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
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Author Reading | Friends*: *Bearing Gifts: Memories of the Famous


A uniquely talented and visionary creative leader in the world of retail, Joseph Cicio's high-profile positions brought him into contact with many leading celebrities over the years. Cicio fondly recalls these famous friends through the beautiful gifts they each gave to him. tonight he shares these wonderful (and sometimes humorous) memories.
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Author Readings, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Friends*: *Bearing Gifts: Memories of the Famous

Staged Reading | Coyote on a Fence: Fates on Death Row


Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn is a funny young guy who loves to do impressions. He's also a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. As each awaits his fate on death row, one evokes sympathy, the other derision. In vivid scenes, this staged reading explores the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though proven guilty? Written by Bruce Graham. Coyote on a Fence received two Drama Desk nominations and an OBIE Award nominations and was originally presented 2000. Starring original cast member Paul Sparks with Christopher Daftsios, Lee Sellars and C. Kelly Wright.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Coyote on a Fence: Fates on Death Row

Classical Music | Variations on a French Theme: Saint-Saens, Chopin, Poulenc, Debussy


Program: Chopin Etude, Op. 25, No. 7, arr. for cello and piano Auguste Franchomme Air Irlandais, Varié, Op. 25, No. 3 for cello and piano Chopin Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1 arr. for cello and piano Saint-Saens The Swan for cello and piano (piano arr. Spencer Myer) Koechlin Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano, Op. 66 for cello and piano Debussy Scherzo for cello and piano Poulenc-Gendron Sérénade from Chansons Gaillardes, arr. for cello and piano Debussy Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano in D Minor Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin on cello and Spencer Myer on piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Variations on a French Theme: Saint-Saens, Chopin, Poulenc, Debussy

Concert | A New Generation of Mexican-American Singer-Songwriters


Celebrate a new generation of Mexican-American singer-songwriters with performances by Renee Goust and Diana Gameros. Having grown up between the U.S and Mexico, Goust and Gameros move between cultures, languages, and genres to deliver anthems of personal, cultural, and political identity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, A New Generation of Mexican-American Singer-Songwriters

Concert | New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy


This is the second of three live performances of David Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy" of albums—1979's Lodger, 1978's "Heroes", and 1977's Low. This year's New Sounds Live performances include past and present members of Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Dirty Projectors, Battle Trance, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. One album will be performed in its entirety each night. Each concert will open with short programs of music that inspired the trilogy composed by Brian Eno and Klaus Schulze.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy

Classical Music | Hyggelic Opus: chamber works inspired by Danish culture


Lucy Railton, cello; James Rushford, piano; Stíne Janvin, vocal. Hyggelic Opus is a text-based sound collage piece for live and recorded voice, inspired by Danish composer Henning Christiansen (1932-2008) and the Danish term hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”), which is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” and considered an essential character of Danish culture.  Hyggelic Opus will be a communal creation of a hygge environment, taking into consideration the Scandinavian conformism and ostentatious happiness the term can also connote. Through a selection of staged scenarios in which the audience is invited to participate, hygge functions as the starting point for a musical interpretation of the Danish language based on found material from interviews and writings from Christiansen’s archive, YouTube videos, and other materials found online as well as Janvin’s own voice, recorded and performed live.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Hyggelic Opus: chamber works inspired by Danish culture
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