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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 16, 2019?

50 free events take place on Wednesday, October 16 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 16 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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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Wed, October 16, 2019
50 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth
free events nyc Grammy Nominated and Pulitzer Winner Musicians Celebrates The Legacy Of Clara Schumann
free events nyc Modern And Classical Works Performed By String Quartet
free events nyc Voices of the Main Opera House in Argentina
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Boot Camp

Forum | Are Creative Industries the Future of Middle Class Jobs in NYC?


Creative industries such as advertising, film, and design have been among the fastest growing segments of New York City’s economy in recent years. Overall, the creative sector now employs more than 300,000 people across the five boroughs, with a large share of these positions paying middle income wages. But will New York be able to sustain this growth in the years ahead as other cities make major new investments to develop their own creative economies? What should city economic development officials do to support the continued growth of middle class jobs in the creative industries? And what can city policymakers do to ensure that more New Yorkers from lower income backgrounds are able to access well-paying jobs in the creative sector?  This forum will explore the growing importance of the creative industries to New York’s economy, identify barriers to the sector’s future growth, examine what policymakers can do to strengthen the city's creative economy, and discuss how to expand access to the good jobs in the city’s creative industries.  The symposium will include a panel discussion featuring: -- Anne del Castillo, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment -- Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab  -- Andrew Essex, Founder of Plan_A; former CEO, Tribeca Film Festival -- Winston C. Fisher, CEO, AREA15; Partner, Fisher Brothers -- Alain Sylvain, Founder & CEO, Sylvain Labs
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Are Creative Industries the Future of Middle Class Jobs in NYC?

Symposium | Louis Armstrong Continuum Symposium


The Louis Armstrong Continuum is a collaboration between the Center for Jazz Studies and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation that focuses on Armstrong's wide influence, both in music as such and in a life that provided a model of positive community action. Musicians, scholars, activists will discuss the impact Armstrong had on the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Louis Armstrong Continuum Symposium

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 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Lecture | How to Get Free Training and a Great Career In IT


Have you always had an interested in IT careers but did not know how to afford the training? If so, this session is for you! Learn about the career projections and growth potential in this highly desired filed. Kathy Fanning discusses what employers are looking for in regards to skills and certifications like CompTIA A+ CISCO CCNA. Learn how to apply for a free, intensive training program offered by BMC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, How to Get Free Training and a Great Career In IT

Gallery Talk | Minimalism/Maximalism: Exhibition Tour


Minimalism/Maximalism explores the interplay between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics as expressed through fashion. Minimalism celebrates purity and restraint, while maximalism emphasizes the beauty of excess and redundancy. The exhibition features more than 85 garments, accessories, and textiles exclusively from the permanent collection. Tour begins in the museum lobby.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Minimalism/Maximalism: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

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 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
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Workshops, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Lecture | Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers


Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Teresa San Roman & Marzena Ermler provide an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume & cover letters, prepare for effective interviews and how to network. The workshop provides tips based on the career counselor´s experience helping mature workers get job ready and find employment. You will learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search. Maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering. Teresa San Roman is a Career Counselor at The WorkPlace. She manages the MaturityWorks Program for unemployed workers 55+. Teresa has over 15 years of experience working for Foundations such as AARP, Ford, McArthur and Gates, helping individuals build skills and get jobs. Marzena Ermler is a career coach and a learning and development professional who as NYPL’s Career Services Manager creates programs and services for job seekers. Marzena earned two masters degrees in `Information Management and Foreign Language Teaching (she speaks, German, Polish and Russian fluently), which made her uniquely skilled in providing diverse learners with life-long learning and career development strategies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers

Film | The Way We Were (1973): Two Time Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With Barbra Streisand And Robert Redford


Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. 118 min. Director: Sydney Pollack. Starring Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman.  The Way We Were won the Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song for the theme song, "The Way We Were".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, The Way We Were (1973): Two Time Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With&nbsp;Barbra Streisand And Robert Redford

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Concerts, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Author Reading | Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?


This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. It argues that evaluating the fulfillment of past commitments is essential for framing and meeting the new commitments that were taken in Habitat III over the next 20 years. With editors Michael Cohen and Margarita Gutman.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Discussion | Music Listening Series: Vivaldi's Gloria


What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that meets at Casa Italiana and is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Music Listening Series: Vivaldi's Gloria

Opening Reception | FR:20, Part II: Figurative vs Abstract in Contemporary Art


Featuring: Thomas Broadbent, Debra Drexler, Peter Fox, Amy Hill, David Kramer, Jesse Lambert, Mark Masyga, Melissa Pokorny, Emily Roz, Ross Racine, Patricia Smith, Joanne Ungar
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Opening Receptions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, FR:20, Part II: Figurative vs Abstract in Contemporary Art

Author Reading | Greco Disco: The Art and Design of Luke Edward Hall


Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall, based in London, has taken the design world by storm with his playful, nostalgic, charming, and sophisticated interiors, fabrics, ceramics, furniture, stationery, prints, drawings, and paintings.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Greco Disco: The Art and Design of Luke Edward Hall

Author Reading | Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria


Joshua Cole talks about his new book which explores an episode of anti-Jewish violence in the Algerian city of Constantine on August 3-5, 1934. The Constantine riots were an important event in Algerian, French, and Jewish history but their origins have been the subject of debate and uncertainty since the moment they occurred.  
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Author Readings, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria

Opening Reception | The Extraordinary: Group Show


A group show of eight artists who are currently in the process of gaining, or currently possess a O-1 Non-immigration Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement. The exhibition seeks to bring transparency to this process and at the same time, inspect the system which requires those to have “distinction” and be “renowned” in the arts—a subjective and complicated qualification.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, The Extraordinary: Group Show

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: One of the World's Most Celebrated Photojournalists


A career-spanning exhibition of work by Don McCullin, one of the world's most celebrated photojournalists. Following his recent retrospective at Tate Britain, forty photographs from McCullin's six-decade career will be on view, marking his first solo exhibition in New York since 2001. McCullin's iconic photographs from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Syria, and many other sites of conflict are recognized for their brutal honesty, compassion, and their mastery of light and composition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Down the Bridle Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village's Equine Past


For centuries New Yorkers relied on horses to transport them uptown, downtown, crosstown, and beyond, often retracing the paths created by the Native Americans on horseback who came before them. However, nearly all of the city’s equine culture has been forgotten, supplanted by a cacophony of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. And yet this history is not only present, but especially palpable in Greenwich Village, which still offers vestiges of the City’s equine past through its former horsewalks, stables, and mews. Join architectural historian, Gregory Dietrich, as he takes you down the bridle path of this all but forgotten, yet tangible, legacy of Village horse culture. Speaker Gregory Dietrich is the principal of Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting, where his work entails historic architectural and landscape studies, designation reports, historic tax credit applications, and grant writing.
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Down the Bridle Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village's Equine Past

Talk | Fighting Food Allergy with Food: An 11-Year Experience with Oral Immunotherapy


Have you ever wondered about what seems to be the rise in food allergies? Or why you can’t send your child to school with a peanut butter sandwich? Learn from Dr. Richard Wasserman, who has co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications and successfully treated hundreds of children with peanut and food allergies. Dr. Wasserman is Medical Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Medical City Children’s Hospital.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | How Can Libraries Shape Urban Life?


This event is part of Think in Public: Libraries in the Life of Cities and Communities, a series about the different roles that libraries can play in the lives of cities, individuals, and culture at-large. Nicholas Dames, Theodore Kahan Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and Section Editor at Public Books will introduce the series and the event. With: Louise Bernard, the Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center, joins Eric Klinenberg, Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, the Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences at NYU, and author of Palaces for the People, for a conversation about the issues around civic life and social infrastructure that arise when libraries and cities intersect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, How Can Libraries Shape Urban Life?

Talk | How To Prepare For A Job Interview


Success during an interview depends on how well you prepared beforehand. John Crant discusses how to research a job opportunity before you interview and become fully prepared for interview success. And, with the right follow-up, you remain memorable – not leaving your success to chance. The session is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. John Crant is a career coach, speaker and author of the book Self Recruiter® Changing the Rules. He has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at corporate events with the YMCA in NYC, and at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central. His specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his corporate programs help teams excel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, How To Prepare For A Job Interview

Discussion | Labor Journalism: The Next Generation


A conversation with Kim Kelly (labor reporter for Teen Vogue) and Alex Press (editor and reporter at Jacobin)
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Labor Journalism: The Next Generation

Other | Lower East Side Art Night: 30 Participating Galleries


The premier arts event on Manhattan's Lower East Side is kicking off. 30 participating galleries will host exhibit receptions, talks with their artists, and a series of related art events - free and open to the public - at sites accessible from Grand Street to Houston. A range of exhibitions featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation work and interdisciplinary artistic practices will host visitors from 6-9 pm. Artists will be present at some sites, while gallerists will be available to discuss works on view at others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Lower East Side Art Night: 30 Participating Galleries

Discussion | Technology and the Future of Fashion


Model Veronica Webb and Rory Tahari, the CEO and founder of State of Mind Partners, in a panel discussion on the future of fashion and the impact of digital technology. Drawing on their decades of fashion experience, Webb and Tahari will address blogging, online/mobile shopping, and innovative manufacturing methods, such as 3D printing and robotic sewing.
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Technology and the Future of Fashion

Discussion | War on Drugs vs. Rights


This panel discussion will focus on why drug policy is an international issue by exploring the political economy of international drug policy and how drug policies intersect with human and indigenous rights.
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Author Reading | After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism: Taking Back a Revolution


Lynn S. Chancer takes stock of the American feminist movement and engages with a new burst of feminist activism. After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism takes the long view of the successes and shortcomings of feminism(s). Chancer articulates a broad agenda developed through advancing intersectional concerns about class, race, and sexuality. She advocates ways to reduce the divisiveness that too frequently emphasizes points of disagreement over shared aims.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism: Taking Back a Revolution

Author Reading | Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse


From the first tales of workplace harassment in the 1970s, to the political scandals and campus movements of the 1990s, #MeToo, and beyond: are the men behind abuses of power finally getting their just deserts? Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment tells the story of the movement now gaining steam as pioneering women in the media have exposed the Harvey Weinsteins of the world and flooded the political landscape, creating cracks in the walls of male privilege.  Linda Hirshman, lawyer and author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World will be joined in conversation by Sharyn Tejani, the Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse

Talk | Artist Talk: body politic /bädē päl-tik/


A reception celebrating the exhibiton featuring work by alumna Lilia Ziamou. The exhibition includes sculptural and two-dimensional works that offer unique interpretations of the human body, meant to deconstruct and subvert viewers’ perception of reality.
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Lecture | Dante and Italian Unification


This lecture will address the particular role the figure of Dante played in the process of national unification of Italy by discussing the relevance of this history for the contemporary moment, as neighborhoods, cities and nations are pondering how to enter a global economy and society without losing cultural genes and artistic heritage. Speaker Mahnaz Yousefzadeh is a historian of Modern Italy and Early Modern Mediterranean.
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Dante and Italian Unification

Lecture | From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth


The Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez looks at the role of narrative in our contemporary lives. Vasquez examines how technological transformations have changed the way we use stories to interpret the world. In the society of "fake news," what is the place of fiction? Is imaginative writing of any consequence in the time of post-truth? Vasquez questions the impact of new technologies on our relationship to literature and considers the way literature shapes our moral and political landscape.
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth

Discussion | How a Community Blooms: An Oral History of the Upper West Side's Bloomingdale Aging in Place


Bloomingdale Aging in Place, known fondly as BAiP, is a thriving local community of upper west side neighbors who share information, social activities and help each other in imaginative ways (walking, knitting, wine tasting, playing ping pong and much more) as they age. Its genesis ten years ago is preserved in a recent oral history project with some of the founders, taken by other BAiP members.
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Talk | The Seafaring Cats of Gotham


The evening will feature true tales of ships, sailors, and their mascot cats in early 20th-century Manhattan and Brooklyn. Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, will wind the audience through the piers and streets of Old New York as she tells amazing stories of the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains of Gotham and the ship cats they adopted and came to love. Hear about: The Pirate Cats of Chelsea Piers Who Celebrated Christmas on the RMS Olympic The Little Black Kitten Presented to Captain Arthur Rostron, the Hero of the RMS Carpathia The Viking Ship Cat Who Was Rescued by Lifeboat en Route to Brooklyn The Determined Ship Cat of Pier 95-and More Nautical Cat Tales Fun for cat lovers and New York maritime history fans alike.
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6:30 pm
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Talks, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, The Seafaring Cats of Gotham

Lecture | The Work of Roger Excoffon, the French Designer, Painter and Philosopher


Roger Excoffon’s work is a central part of the personality of post-WWII France — the three decades that the French call les trente glorieuses. Perhaps best known for his display types, such as Mistral and Banco, Excoffon spent many years as art director of Marseille’s Fonderie Olive. In the 1950s and ’60s, his work rapidly found its way into the very fabric of everyday life, visible in the tiniest villages of rural France on the awnings of beauty parlors and exterior signs of garages. Beyond his printing types, Excoffon also expressed the fundamental spirit of the times through his posters for Air France, his work in advertising, and his graphic design program for the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. He was a prime mover in les Rencontres de Lure, France's equivalent of the Aspen Design Conference. Bruce Kennett take you on a tour of Excoffon's joyful and passionate work.  
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Lectures, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, The Work of Roger Excoffon, the French Designer, Painter and Philosopher

Classical Music | Modern And Classical Works Performed By String Quartet


Program Harry Partch Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales Mario Lavista String Quartet no. 2 Reflejos de la noche Roberto Sierra String Quartet no. 3 Erwin Schulhoff Sonata for violin solo Gyorgy Ligeti String Quartet no. 1 Metamorphoses nocturnes 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."
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Modern And Classical Works Performed By String Quartet

Author Reading | Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World


Todd Miller reveals that US borders have expanded thousands of miles outside of US territory to encircle not simply America, but Washington's interests.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family


A discussion on 'flexitarianism' with authors Tracy, Lori, Dana, and Corky Pollan and ethics professor Massimo Pigliucci. The Pollans are the authors of the multiple award winning cookbook The Pollan Family Table. They are the recipients of the Global Green 2015 Sustainability in Food Award. The Pollans are Huffington Post contributors and write the monthly Pollan Family recipe newsletter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Welcome to America: Responding to Trauma with Silence


Linda Bostrom Knausgard's book is "a piercing story of a girl who responds to trauma by mustering the most powerful weapon available to her: silence. Ellen has stopped talking. She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brother barricaded himself in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal. We're a family of light she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | For the Feral Splendor That Remains: Poetry and Discussion


On the occasion of the exhibit Michael Wang: Extinct in New York, this is an evening with poet CAConrad in which they will discuss their new (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual, "Resurrect Extinct Vibration" and read from the resulting poems. CAConrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Grammy Nominated and Pulitzer Winner Musicians Celebrates The Legacy Of Clara Schumann


The contemporary chamber pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen honors the Romantic-era musical icon and the primacy of female composers Clara Schumann. In honor of Clara Schumann's legacy--both her musical contributions and the path she paved for future generations of female musicians-- Momen presents a program that includes works by Schumann, as well as world premieres by Vijay Iyer and Nico Muhly which Momen commissioned in the same manner that Robert and Clara Schumann commissioned work by Brahms and Mendelssohn. Following her performance, Rushdie will be joined by two composers, 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid and Grammy nominee Missy Mazzoli, for a conversation about representation in composition today, and Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program and support network for female-identifying composers ages 13-19, which the two co-founded. Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen has given solo recitals at the Barbican Hall, the Bridgewater Hall, and major venues across the UK, as well as abroad in New York City, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and India. Composer Ellen Reid's first opera, Prism, about a sexual assault survivor's psychological struggles, was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Composer and pianist Missy Mazzoli's work Vespers for Violin won a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Grammy Nominated and Pulitzer Winner Musicians Celebrates The Legacy Of Clara Schumann

Discussion | The Future of Rule of Law in Hong Kong and the PRC


The Sinica Podcast of SupChina team host a live show with special guest Jerome A. Cohen, the world's leading expert on Chinese law. Cohen will address the current state of affairs in Hong Kong, which has seen anti-government protests rage for the past three months, and the special administrative region's uncertain relationship with the PRC. The Sinica Podcast is a weekly discussion of current affairs in China hosted by long-time Beijing residents Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn of SupChina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, The Future of Rule of Law in Hong Kong and the PRC

Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine


Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 features Reich’s Piano Phase, My Name is, Four Organs, and New York Counterpoint. 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
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Classical Music | Voices of the Main Opera House in Argentina


The Teatro Colon is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. Performers: Estefania Cap, mezzosoprano Romina Jofre, soprano Ivana Ledesma, soprano Marina Torres, soprano Cristian Taleb, tenor with invited singer Mariano Gladic, baritone, and Marcelo Ayub, pianist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 16, 2019, 10/16/2019, Voices of the Main Opera House in Argentina
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