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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 25, 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! 54 free events take place on October 25 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 25 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.
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Workshops, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Morning Fitness

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


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
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Workshop | LinkedIn and other Social Media in the Job Search


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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Workshops, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, LinkedIn and other Social Media in the Job Search

Film | Violence (1947): Drama Film Noir


Undercover reporter Ann Mason infiltrates a neo-facist group that recruits disgruntled veterans but amnesia prevents her from exposing them. Director: Jack Bernhard. Starring Nancy Coleman, Michael O'Shea, Sheldon Leonard. 72 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Violence (1947): Drama Film Noir

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


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 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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.
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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.
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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 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Cash McCall (1959): Romantic Drama


A wheeler-dealer snatches up an ailing company and falls for the boss's daughter. Directors Joseph Pevney. Starring James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger. 105 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Cash McCall (1959): Romantic Drama

Classical Music | From Fanny Mendelssohn to Kaija Saariaho: Two Centuries of Women Composers


Piano graduate student Alexandra Joan and piano faculty Ursula Oppens perform works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Laura Kaminsky and Kaija Saariaho.
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Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, From Fanny Mendelssohn to Kaija Saariaho: Two Centuries of Women Composers

Classical Music | Early music works for tenor


Canadian tenor Bud Roach performs O Envious Day, accompanying himself on the theorbo with songs and arias by John Wilson, Henry Lawes, Nicholas Lanier, Claudio Saracini, and Domenico Melli. Presented with projected translations and historical readings on themes of night, day, and, of course, love. Bud Roach has been recognized internationally for his ground-breaking achievements in historical performance and the self-accompanied practice. Musica Omnia recordings of arias by Grandi, Sances, as well as sacred canzonettas from the Chiavenna Oratory, leading his ensemble Capella Intima, have met with unanimous critical praise.
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Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Early music works for tenor

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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Lesson | Researching the History of Your New York City Home


Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home.
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Film | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018): the third highest-grossing film of 2018


When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Director: J.A. Bayona. Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. 128 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018):  the third highest-grossing film of 2018

Film | Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics


The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. 149 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics

Film | Island of Lost Souls (1932): Black and White Science Fiction


An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations. Director: Erle C. Kenton. Starring  Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen.  70 min.
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Film | A Quiet Place (2018): a post-apocalyptic world


Described by Stephen King as “an extraordinary piece of work,” A Quiet Place has been hailed by critics as “a smart, wickedly frightening good time.” In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. The film artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary. Director: John Krasinski. Starring  Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds.  91 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, A Quiet Place (2018): a post-apocalyptic world

Film | The Black Cat (1934): First Pairing of Lugosi and Karloff


American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. Director:  Edgar G. Ulmer. Starring David Manners, Julie Bishop. 65 min.
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3:10 pm
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, The Black Cat (1934): First Pairing of Lugosi and Karloff

Lecture | The Struggle of Dissent: Philip Agee and U.S. National Security Whistleblowing


Speaker: Kaeten Mistry of the University of East Anglia.
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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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Film | Breaking In (2018): a thriller with Gabrielle Union


Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children. Directed by James McTeigue. Starring Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden. 90 min.
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Lecture | Segregated by Design in New Orleans


The topic is equalization schools in New Orleans, where the segregated dual system of public education remained firmly entrenched in the 1950s. As the school board dug in its heels, it hired Nathaniel C. Curtis and Arthur Q. Davis (the architects who would go on to design I.S. 201) to design new schools for black children—schools that showed “separate is equal.” Maria Gutman will feature the Thomy Lafon Elementary School, opened in Back-of-Town in 1952, and touted to this day as an architectural exemplar of a modern, transparent, child-centered public school.
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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Segregated by Design in New Orleans

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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Talk | See Yourself Sensing


Madeline Schwartzman is a New York City writer, filmmaker, and architect whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating and video making. Schwartzman delves into a range of futuristic proposals for the body and the senses, culled from her books See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2011), and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (Black Dog Press, 2018), as well as through her conceptual brainstorming and electronic spacial explorations and installations.
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Talk | Artists Talk


Gain access to the inner workings of some of the most influential artists practicing in their field today. In an intimate setting, the artist detail their creative process, speak about new productions, and examine their most famous works. Zbigniew Bzymek is a filmmaker, experimental theatre and music video artist who lives and works in New York City. He is best known for his film Utopians, which premiered at The 61st Berlin International Film Festival. He has been called “a young filmmaker to follow” by Stéphane Delorme in the French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma. Krzysztof Garbaczewski is a visual artist, director, stage designer. A characteristic feature of his creative search is the exploration of new forms of expression using new technologies, and he himself is called a specialist in extending theatrical form. He is the initiator of an artistic collective of artists focused on virtual and augmented reality in the context of theater, performance and contemporary art - Dream Adoption Society.
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Opening Reception | Denise Scott Brown: Photographs, 1956 - 1966


The first one-person show of photographs in the U.S. of this highly influential architect, planner, and theorist. As one of the first architect/ designers to acknowledge the significance of Pop Art as a means of understanding the American vernacular and the commercial strip, Scott Brown's ideas have often been communicated through the medium of photography. Her pictures of the "electric city" of 1960's Las Vegas as well as the symbolically rich historical architecture of Venice served as visual research for arguments put forth in the seminal Learning from Las Vegas written with her late partner Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour.
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Opening Reception | Ronald Bladen: Flying Fortress: A 22-Foot Work


The exhibition consists of a single large-scale 22-foot work and two preliminary drawings. Ronald Bladen is cited as an influence of the younger generation of minimalist artists such as Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Lawrence Weiner, who repeatedly referred to him as the ‘father figure’ of Minimal Art.
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Opening Reception | State Traps: Restricting Freedom of Speech


For their first collaborative exhibition, Yazan Khalili and Jonas Staal coined the term ‘state-traps.’ This term addresses more than a decade of artistic, legal and political tactical and strategic engagements through which both artists confront the ideological and repressive apparatuses of the nation-state. Positioning censorship as intrinsic to the freedom of speech, Staal and Khalili expose in their work the limits and falsity of a human right often perceived as the pillar of democracy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, State Traps: Restricting Freedom of Speech

Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States


This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: The judicial role in interpreting the Constitution and maintaining rule of law. Upcoming dates: November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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6:00 pm
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Lessons, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States

Lesson | 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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Lessons, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C

Poetry Reading | Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Resilience in Dark Times


Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Lambert emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times.
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Poetry Readings, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Resilience in Dark Times

Author Reading | Prime Time Parenting: The Two-Hour-a-Day Secret to Raising Great Kids


Parent, educator and author Heather Miller has worked in education for over 20 years. A former editorial director in educational publishing, she has helped develop reading and writing programs for children that are used across the United States. A graduate of MIT, Harvard Graduate School of Education and NYU, Heather is the director of LePage-Miller, Inc, an education firm based in New York City. She works with schools, museums, nonprofit organizations and corporations interested in building educational programs.
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Colloquium | Africa in Brazil


Africans represent the single largest group of arrivals in Brazil, a country that today boasts the largest Afro-descendant population in the world outside of Nigeria. In this presentation, historians João Reis and Roquinaldo Ferreira discuss the arrivals’ ethnic origins in Africa, their response/resistance to slavery, and their contribution to the formation of a national culture in conversation with José Moya, Director, Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies.
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Lecture | Moscow and the Turkification of Anatolia


Between the World Wars, the Soviet and Turkish governments led two of the most dramatic political and social transformations of the twentieth century. In spite of significant ideological differences, the two regimes shared a number of characteristics; among these was a commitment to political organization along ethnic lines. Sam Hirst of Bilkent University in Ankara argues that similar assumptions about ethnicity and geography shaped Soviet-Turkish exchanges in the 1920s.
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Conference | Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100


Science as a Vocation is the text of a lecture given in 1917 at Munich University by German sociologist and political economist Max Weber. Weber weighed the benefits and detriments of choosing a career as an academic at a university who studies science or humanities. Weber probes the question "what is the value of science?" and focuses on the nature of ethics underpinning the scientific career. Science, to Weber, gives methods of explanation and means of justifying a position, but it cannot explain why that position is worth holding in the first place; this is the task of philosophy. No science is free from suppositions, and the value of a science is lost when its suppositions are rejected.
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Conferences, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100

Author Reading | Proust’s Duchess: Muses of a Great Writer


Caroline Weber discusses her triple biography of the three Parisian high society women who served as inspiration for one of Proust’s greatest characters, the Duchesse de Guermantes.
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Discussion | On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch


In 1994, American social critic Christopher Lasch maintained that it is not the revolt of “the masses” which threatens the stability of society, but the elites—the top 20% of Americans who control an outsized share of wealth. According to Lasch, this “new elite” is distinguished by their ability to manipulate information and exercise expertise rather than hold property. What do we make of Lasch’s analysis? Pick up a copy of the article and discuss!
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Discussions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch

Lecture | Polish Hasidism: A Culture of Resistance


Hasidism, a popular mystical movement that emerged in Eastern Europe during the late 18th century, was unexpectedly revitalized in interwar Poland despite rising manifestations of antisemitism and mounting Jewish youth defections to secularist movements. Rather than responding to these crises by becoming more insular, as did Hasidim in other regions, Polish Hasidim chose to appropriate and subvert key features of the dominant Polish culture and rival Jewish secularist movements. This fascinating strategy of resistance-through-appropriation is reflected in areas as diverse as politics, education, and literature (tales, mystical discourses). The result was a potent Hasidic subculture that served to ‘solve’, albeit in an imaginary way, the dilemma of living in a Polish society that demanded Jewish acculturation yet refused Jews full admission. With: Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College
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Lecture | Dante, Franciscan Poverty, and the Donation of Constantine


Was Dante a Franciscan? An analysis of the Donation of Constantine in relation to Dante’s political and theological arguments proves that Dante had strong affinity to Franciscan thinkers and their work certainly influenced his rejection of church wealth. Speaker Alessandro Vettori is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he currently serves as Graduate Program Director in the Department of Italian.
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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Dante, Franciscan Poverty, and the Donation of Constantine

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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Video | Trevor Shimizu: Site Specific


A special evening with Trevor Shimizu. As conceived by the artist, the event will take a unique form: For one night only, a selection of Shimizu’s video works will be installed in the program space and throughout EAI’s offices. Visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of wine while ‘schmoozing and art touring’ with Shimizu. Trevor Shimizu has produced a large body of paintings that are crudely gestural, sparse, and subtle in their aesthetics, if not in their subject matter. Humiliating social incidents and aberrations usually kept private are made public; porn and potty humor are frequent references. The grand narrative of Western art history is co-opted by and clashed with popular culture, dethroning the former’s lofty status and exemplifying Shimizu’s unique relationship to self-portraiture and creative personae: Gustav Courbet, Larry David, explicit Instagram bots, and Eastbound and Down. Fittingly for an artist so attuned to television and social media, video and performance are important complements to Shimizu’s paintings, though this aspect of his career has not been exhibited as widely. Shimizu’s videos are, like his paintings, semi-autobiographical and minimally aestheticized, embodying a dry wit that undermines the sometimes clichéd gravitas of “video art.” In Memoir (2005), text on screen recounts Shimizu’s experience of the utopic hippie culture of California; Club (2002-12) documents his experience as a photographer at nightclubs and parties.
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Videos, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Trevor Shimizu: Site Specific

Film | Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980): Stephen King Adaptation


A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil presence induces the father to violence while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings. Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. 142 min.
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980): Stephen King Adaptation

Film | The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History (2017): A Look at a Famous Movie


With excep­tio­nal archival mate­rials and many inter­views (Alge­ria, France, Italy, United-States) Malek Bensmaïl’s docu­men­tary about Gillo Pontecorvo’s legendary 1965 film, The Battle of Algiers, will give us, sixty years after, a strong look back at this film half­way between history and legend. Director: Malek Bensmaïl 117 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History (2017): A Look at a Famous Movie

Reading | Washington Square Review Reading


Celebrate the launch of Washington Square Review's Issue #42 with readings by contributors Marwa Helal, Cynthia Cruz and Lincoln Michel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Washington Square Review Reading

Opening Reception | Caspian: The Elements


In 2010, the artist Chloe Dewe Mathews traveled overland from China to the U.K., where she currently lives and works. When she arrived on the shores of the Caspian Sea, she began documenting scenes that intrigued her: stonemasons with their faces covered, building elaborate mausoleums in Kazakhstan for the oil-rich middle class, or health tourists in Azerbaijan, bathing in crude oil for its therapeutic benefits. As she returned to the region repeatedly over the following five years, she sought out stories that raised questions about the human relationship with natural resources in a much-coveted territory. Positioned between the two great continents of Asia and Europe, the Caspian is described as both an inland sea and the world’s largest saltwater lake. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, it has remained outside the territorial boundary of any country, although Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Russia have all laid claim to it, each vying for the maximum share of its mineral-rich seabed and the strategic access it provides to international waters. Twenty-seven years later, in August 2018, a deal between the five countries was reached, but its consequences remain to be seen. Away from the wranglings of geopolitics, Dewe Mathews found that materials like oil, fire, uranium, and water are integral to the mystical, economic, artistic, religious, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements offers a series of powerful visual narratives, a portrait of this beguiling and elusive land.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Caspian: The Elements

Author Reading | Political Fiction: 2 Writers Read


A reading with two South Asian diasporic writers who both have published ambitious and energizing new works of political fiction. Novelist and journalist Preti Taneja will read from her debut novel We That Are Young, a modern-day rendition of King Lear in which a family dynasty implodes amidst the Indian anti-corruption riots of 2011. Chaya Bhuvaneswar will read from White Dancing Elephants, which combines speculative elements and wry psychological realism in stories of diverse women of color who face sexual harassment and racial violence--and inflict violences on each other.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Political Fiction: 2 Writers Read

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from: MARTIN DOCKERY (all-things Fringe and too many awards to list!) RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, People's Improv Theater) JIJI LEE (The New Yorker) JOE DETTMORE (The Daily Show)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show

Concert | Hip-Hop Mixed with Traditional Colombian Rhythyms


Hailing from Palenque, the first free black town in the Americas, the hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi overlays traditional Colombian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and the local language, Palenquero. The result is an electrifying fusion of Palenquero music and urban rap. Proud of their heritage and passionate about music, Kombilesa Mi (Palenquero for My Friends) represents the voice of a new generation of Colombian musicians. The band’s Lincoln Center performance is part of their U.S. debut tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Hip-Hop Mixed with Traditional Colombian Rhythyms

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


Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment. Present by the The Public Theater's Mobile Unit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Plays, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy

Classical Music | Piano recital


Pianist Alan Feinberg has premiered over 300 works by such composers as John Adams (composer), Milton Babbitt, John Harbison, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Charles Wuorinen, as well as the premiere of Mel Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning Duplicates. He is an experienced performer of both classical and contemporary music and is well known for recitals that pair old and new music. Pianist Marilyn Nonken was heralded as "a determined protector of important music" (New York Times). She has been recognized as "one of the greatest interpreters of new music" (American Record Guide). Her performances have been presented at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Piano recital

Lecture | Arts of Unconditioning: On Romantic Science and Poetry


Whereas Kant’s philosophical project is structured around the discursive operation of “conditioning” inasmuch as it claims to have discovered various conditions of possibility—of knowledge, morality, and judgment, for example—romantic poetry and science comprise two strategic discursive domains that uncover a counterforce to this project, namely the “unconditioning” of transcendentalizing gestures by attending to whatever is external to such conditions. The shift from philosophical projects that elaborated epistemological conditions to those that thematized material and semiotic forces of “unconditioning” culminates in the romantic notion of a new mythology. This talk will explore the contours of this “new mythology” (Schlegel, Novalis, Schelling) inasmuch as it weaves the scientific, material, and physical operations of an absolute of nature beyond the human into the folds of the destiny of the human. However, the poetry of this period does not merely celebrate the emancipatory potential of the new mythology, but also foregrounds its limitations, as will be demonstrated in the work of Karoline von Günderrode. Speaker: Gabriel Trop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Arts of Unconditioning: On Romantic Science and Poetry
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