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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 15, 2019?

51 free events take place on Tuesday, October 15 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 15 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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All events, things to do on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Baroque Chamber Music
free events nyc Oscar- and Tony-Winning Actor Joel Grey and the Cast from Fiddler on the Roof
free events nyc Off the Rails: Megadevelopment and the Future of the City
free events nyc The Fabulous Life and Thoughts of Ahmad Fardid (2015): An Iranian Philosopher
free events nyc Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir and New York Children's Chorus
free events nyc Survival in New York (1989): Looking for Love and Reinvention
free events nyc New Sounds Live: The Music of Legendary Composer Steve Reich
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Workshop | Total Body Conditioning Fitness Class


With Ashley McKelvey. Increase overall muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance in this 45 minute truly high intensity interval training class. Optimize workout time using bodyweight movements to build power and stamina. All fitness levels are welcome, for ages 18 and over. Tuesdays, September 3-October 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Total Body Conditioning Fitness Class

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. Every Tuesday and Thursday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Morning Fitness

Conference | How Does Artifical Intelligence Impact Urban Living and Public Health?


This conference provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment, and evaluation of artificial intelligence for health, smart urban environments, assistive technologies, chronic disease management, and coaching and health telematics systems. This year's conference seeks to understand and assess how research impacts public health policies as we face emerging social and economic challenges. The conference brings together perspectives from public health, health care, academic and industry, along with participation from end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to promote health prevention, foster independent living and enhance quality of life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Conferences, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, How Does Artifical Intelligence Impact Urban Living and Public Health?

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Lesson | Introduction To Conversational Sign Language


Sessions are structured for hearing adults. Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lessons, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Introduction To Conversational Sign Language

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Resume Help

Film | Long Shot (2019) With Charlize Theron: His Childhood Crush Running For Presidency


Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. 125 min. Director: Jonathan Levine. Starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Long Shot (2019) With Charlize Theron: His Childhood Crush Running For Presidency

Author Reading | Mongolia’s Foreign Policy: Navigating a New World


This event will discuss Alicia Campi’s new book. Strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Mongolia has long attracted the attention of major world powers. How has this traditionally nomadic, but resource rich, country used a "Wolf Strategy" to establish its own place in the modern world? What challenges does it now face? Answering these questions, Campi provides a multifaceted examination of the context, formulation, and execution of contemporary Mongolian foreign policy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Mongolia&rsquo;s Foreign Policy: Navigating a New World

Classical Music | Baroque Chamber Music


French baroque chamber music performed on period instruments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Baroque Chamber Music

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; David Hofstra on bass; and Ernie Lumer on clarinet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

Workshop | Fall Into Fitness


Celebrate the change of seasons with park staff for power walking, taking in the fall foliage and brisk air.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Fall Into Fitness

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Bach at Noon

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Organist Esteban Elizondo Iriarte has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, as a soloist or with orchestras, and has made CD recordings for Titanic (USA), Motette and Aeolus (Germany). A major part of his activity is devoted to the spread of Romantic organ music from the Basque Country throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the organ works of Jesús Guridi. The Organ Series is an exceptional opportunity for audiences of all ages, faiths, philosophies, and backgrounds to be invigorated, inspired, and introduced to beautiful music in a stunning and peaceful atmosphere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Organ Recital

Workshop | Public Speaking Workshop


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. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Public Speaking Workshop

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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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Bridge to the Sun (1961): Woman Faces Difficulties Because Of Her Husband's Nationality


Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government. 113 min. Director: Etienne Périer. Starring Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Bridge to the Sun (1961): Woman Faces Difficulties Because Of Her Husband's Nationality

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Oscar- and Tony-Winning Actor Joel Grey and the Cast from Fiddler on the Roof


Joel Grey joins cast members from the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof for live performances followed by CD signing of the 2018 original cast recording. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Oscar- and Tony-Winning Actor Joel Grey and the Cast from Fiddler on the Roof

Discussion | Infrastructure and Environment in Mexico City


This panel will discuss cases of infrastructural projects in Mexico City whose political dispute centered around its environmental implications. The panel aims at finding commonalities across the cases that could point out to new directions in urban politics research and theorization. With: David López is a Mexican Ph.D. student in the Public and Urban Policy program at The New School. Oscar Sosa is Visiting Assistant Professor of Policy and Social Justice at the New School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Infrastructure and Environment in Mexico City

Lecture | Political Economy of Trumpism


Professor Sanjay Reddy will present his paper.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Political Economy of Trumpism

Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Tuesdays, June 25-October 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Community Rowing

Workshop | Making Time to Write


Writers, is time your enemy? Maybe you write on the subway. Or in coffee shops. But is there ever enough time?  This monthly workshop will create a community where everyone can talk about who we are as writers. Then, you'll get down to work and answer that all important question: how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life. Please bring a notebook and a pen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Making Time to Write

Tour | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Author Reading | McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House


A conversation between architect Paul McClean and Pamela Jaccarino, editor in chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, to celebrate the publication of McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House. This collection of visionary residences takes us on a tour of the height in luxury, designed to accommodate all amenities available--from the indoor gym and hair salon to the movie theater, champagne vault and wine cellar, cigar room, and wellness room.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House

Workshop | Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds: Learn The Basics Of Financial Investment


A frequent question for savers and investors is: “Where can I put my money?” Especially for those just starting out, the financial landscape can be mystifying. There are many choices: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401(k)s, IRAs, ETFs, the list goes on. Stephen Poppel discusses the different financial investments that beginners might choose and help you understand which are right for you.                   Stephen Poppel's current involvement with financial literacy education is an outgrowth of his previous careers in finance and academics. He worked in corporate finance for more than 30 years, assessing the strategic and financial prospects of corporate borrowers and counterparties for, successively, a rating agency, an international bank, and a financial guaranty insurer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds: Learn The Basics Of Financial Investment

Film | The Fabulous Life and Thoughts of Ahmad Fardid (2015): An Iranian Philosopher


The film explores the life and thought of Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid (1910-1994) in his intellectual crusade to halt rising Western influence in Iran. "Fardid rarely published anything and instead had organized a group of "Iranian Heideggerians" in the 1970s who according to one of its prominent participants, Dariush Shayegan, would use these meetings to explore "conflicts between modernity and tradition, absolutism and democracy, liberalism and communism." More importantly, Shayegan maintains that Fardid would use Heidegger's ideas "to serve his own interest and draw far-fetched conclusions" Mohammad Rafi, Re-working the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger: Iran's Revolution of 1979 and its Quest for Cultural Authenticity. Ali Mirsepassi, Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies in NYU's Gallatin School and Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, will present this documentary, which he co-created with Hamed Yousefi. Directors: Ali Mirsepassi, Hamed Yousefi 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Films, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, The Fabulous Life and Thoughts of Ahmad Fardid (2015): An Iranian Philosopher

Author Reading | Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me


A daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. With author Adrienne Brodeur.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

Talk | Artist Talk: Projeto Chernobyl


This exhibition presents Alice Miceli’s series of 30 radiographs produced in 2006–2010. Miceli developed a method of image making to document the enduring effects of the Soviet nuclear plant explosion of April 26, 1986. Though gamma radiation continues to be present and to cause health problems and deaths in the area, it is invisible to the naked eye and to traditional methods of photography that have been used to document the region’s ruins. With Projeto Chernobyl, Miceli made this contamination visible via direct contact between the radiation and film, which was exposed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for months at a time. Both technically and conceptually complex, Miceli’s work questions our ideas of vision, memory, politics, and environmental issues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Artist Talk: Projeto Chernobyl

Forum | Muting the City: New York's Struggle with Noise


Lilian Radovac of the University of Toronto talks about the history of noise control efforts under the LaGuardia, Lindsay, and Bloomberg administrations, drawing on her current book project, the first historical work to explore the subject. Arline Bronzaft, the CUNY psychologist who has advised five NYC mayors on noise control and helped the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) update its code in 2007, talks about the negative health and learning impacts of noise in NYC, and what can be done. Juan Pablo Bello, lead investigator at NYU's Sounds of New York City (SONYC) project, talks about how the "aural map" SONYC is creating to help the DEP measure and monitor noise, to better enforce the code.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Forums, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Muting the City: New York's Struggle with Noise

Discussion | Off the Rails: Megadevelopment and the Future of the City


It may be time for urbanists to call this "the era of the megadevelopment." Everywhere one turns, a rail-yard is being transformed into a futuristic shopping district, highways are becoming greenways, and pop-up neighborhoods are being accessed through gated, securitized portals. From some perspectives, we are watching utopias take the place of underutilized urban land, while, from others, large-scale development reads as undisguised dystopia. As megadevelopments rise worldwide, often financed by the taxes we pay, we ask: How much was the public involved in determining their outcomes, or in deciding whether a development was necessary at all? How are public benefits integrated into these plans and how beneficial are they in reality? What is the consequence of megadevelopments on democracy, displacement, and the city of the future? Discussants: Zaire Dinzey-Flores (Rutgers-New Brunswick) Winifred Curran (DePaul University); Betty Y. Chen (Principal, BYC Projects, and former New York City Planning Commissioner); Moderator: Louise Harpman (Gallatin).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Off the Rails: Megadevelopment and the Future of the City

Talk | Robert Caro, 2-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer


In his recent book Working, Robert Caro—the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author of monumental biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson—gives a rare glimpse into his own life and work. Caro’s classic The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York was named one of the 100 greatest books of the 20th century by Modern Library. He has written four of a planned five volumes of the acclaimed The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Robert Caro, 2-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer

Talk | The Award-Winning Author of The Omega Diet


Known for her groundbreaking seminal research on Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in the 1980’s, Dr. Artemis Simopoulos’ insights resulted in a clash with vegetable-oil lobbyists and the pharmaceutical industry. But soon after, her theories were validated scientifically and accepted by nutritionists and the public. Her books include the 2008 Aristeon Award-winning, The Omega Diet, and The Omega Plan. Among her numerous honors and awards is the first Presidential Award for Studies in the Field of Obesity and Weight Control.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, The Award-Winning Author of The Omega Diet

Author Reading | A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations


From Pico Iyer, the acclaimed author of The Art of Stillness--one of our most engaging and discerning travel writers–a unique, indispensable guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

Screening | Culture Declares Emergency: Film Installations


Mika Rottenberg’s film installations explore the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalistic, globally connected reality. Female workers produce goods in strange factories that follow elaborate manufacturing rationales. Rottenberg’s cinematic works, which have a surrealistic aesthetic and are rigidly structured in a spatial sense, emphasize the interrelation between labor, economics, and the production of value, and how our affective relationships are increasingly monetized. The artist weaves documentary elements with fiction to create complex allegories for the living conditions experienced within our global systems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Culture Declares Emergency: Film Installations

Author Reading | Inland: Arizona In 1893


Tea Obreht discusses her new novel, Inland, with Meghan O'Rourke. Set in the Arizona Territory in 1893, the novel follows the intertwining stories of a frontierswoman waiting for the men in her life to return home, and an outlaw who is haunted by ghosts. Tea Obreht is the author of The Tiger's Wife, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. Obreht was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and was named by the New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. Meghan O'Rourke is editor of the Yale Review. She began her career as an editor at the New Yorker and has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate as well as poetry editor for the Paris Review. O'Rourke is the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye (2011) and the poetry collections Halflife (2007), Once (2011) and Sun In Days (2017), which the New York Times named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of that year. She was awarded the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Manic Panic Living in Color: A Rebellious Guide to Hair Color and Life


The legendary East Village duo Tish and Snooky Bellomo reveal your inner Aurora Borealis with the audacious beauty-and-lifestyle handbook from punk rock pioneers and founders of the iconic hair color and make-up brand. With a colorful foreword by RuPaul—a customer/fan/friend and dye-hard for decades—Manic Panic Living in Color is both the rollicking origin story of the sister's punk rock roots combined with a fearless guide to finding your color in the rainbow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed


Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure endured beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump.  Mean Girl follows Rand’s trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and traces her posthumous appeal and the influence of her novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes. Outlining the impact of Rand’s philosophy of selfishness, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present. With author Lisa Duggan.
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Film | Survival in New York (1989): Looking for Love and Reinvention


Three German women establish new lives for themselves in the Big Apple in the 1980s. Director: Rosa von Praunheim 90 min. In German with English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A session with memorable protagonists Anna Steegmann and Claudia Steinberg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Survival in New York (1989): Looking for Love and Reinvention

Author Reading | The Youth of God: Alienated Young Somalis


Hassan Ghedi Santur’s novel relates the alienated experiences of Somali youth as they negotiate daily life in a Somali neighborhood in Toronto–an environment riddled with crime, unemployment and the bitter memories of a home left behind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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: Jessica-Sue Burstein HEIDCO Nikki and The Noise
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Dance Performances, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Concert | Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir and New York Children's Chorus


Under the motto "Many Voices - One World", the Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir travels through North America with the goal of promoting social, musical and cultural exchange between the two continents. The choir was founded in 1967 by Kurt Masur and quickly became one of the most important national and international children's choirs. The choir is stopping in New York to practice with the New York Children's Chorus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir and New York Children's Chorus

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Classical Music | Modern And Classical Works Performed By String Quartet


Program Mario Davidovsky String Trio Julian Carrillo String Quartet no. 10 Alvin Singleton Hallelujah Anyhow Matthew Locke Suite no. 2 in D for viols Matthew Greenbaum Crossing Brooklyn Ferry for baritone and string quartet (text by Walt Whitman) Momenta Quartet has premiered more than 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence." In the words of The New Yorker, "few American players assume Haydn's idiom with such ease."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Modern And Classical Works Performed By String Quartet

Talk | On German Painter Georg Scholz (1890-1945)


Andrew Hemingway presents an exploration of the options open to a would-be revolutionary artist struggling to make a living in the disastrous postwar economic climate and the links between Scholz’s practice as a painter, printmaker, illustrator, and graphic artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, On German Painter Georg Scholz (1890-1945)

Lecture | The Future of Scientific Research and How Society Can Benefit from It


The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences is the biggest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences founded 65 years ago. The current scientific programme of the institute includes elementary particle physics, physics of condensed substances and materials, solid states physics, and classical and quantum optics. The research is largely conducted as part of extensive international collaborations and bilateral collaborations a number of which are in the USA. The research conducted at the FZU exceeds the boundaries of human knowledge and creates opportunities for better life. The lecture with a presentation will be focused on the introduction of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Emphasis will be put on actual examples of how society can benefit from the results the FZU scientific research, on the most up-to-date research directions, current collaboration with US institutions and other opportunities of collaboration. The lecture will also deal with the need for targeted building of the positive image of scientific institutions among the general public, stakeholders, other research institutions and political representation at national and international levels. Speaker Ivo Svejkovsky is the Head of International Cooperation at the FZU. He has long-term experience in issues of international scientific cooperation, science communication and building of imaginary bridges between scientific institutions, the public, industry and politics. His free time is devoted to his family, art, sport and travelling combined with hiking. He is a big fan of national parks in the USA and of American culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, The Future of Scientific Research and How Society Can Benefit from It

Discussion | The Podcasting Revolution: Women in Podcasting


Features: Theo Balcomb (The Daily) Stephanie Foo (This American Life) Tracie Hunte (Radiolab).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, The Podcasting Revolution: Women in Podcasting

Classical Music | New Sounds Live: The Music of Legendary Composer Steve Reich


Ensemble Signal will perform the music of legendary composer Steve Reich for the annual music series curated by WNYC's John Schaefer. The night starts with Schaefer in conversation with Reich and features Ensemble Signal & Brad Lubman, Music Director, performing Reich's masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians. Described by The New York Times as "one of the most vital groups of its kind," Ensemble Signal is a NY-based group dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, New Sounds Live: The Music of Legendary Composer Steve Reich

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 23-October 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Stargazing in the City

Classical Music | Flute Recital


Flutist Helena Macherel had multiple opportunities to perform as a soloist with orchestras such as the Zürcher Kammer Orchester in the Tonhalle of Zürich, the Radio Symphonic Orchestra of Budapest , the Danube Symphony Orchestra of Budapest , and the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne. She also played with musicians such as François Benda, Cédric Pescia, Nurit Stark, Caroline Melzer, and the Sine Nomine Quartet.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Flute Recital

Classical Music | Scandinavian Choral Music


Camerata Chamber Choir of Copenhagen has a reputation for delivering distinctive performances with nuance and passion. Winner of the 2017 London International A Cappella Choral Competition, Camerata was described by the jury as "completely masterful, technically measured and yet expressive to the core." The choir specializes in orchestral performances of baroque masterworks by Bach and Handel, as well as exciting new a cappella works from the Nordic and Baltic regions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 15, 2019, 10/15/2019, Scandinavian Choral Music
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