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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 22, 2019?

53 free events take place on Tuesday, October 22 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 22 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 22, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John
free events nyc A Booklover's Guide to New York: The Fascinating Literary History of the Neighborhoods
free events nyc Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)
free events nyc Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse
free events nyc Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri
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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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 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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10:00 am
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Tours, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 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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Lessons, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Resume Help

Film | Oscar (2018): One of Russia's Most Famous Artists


This crowdfunded, award-winning project is the story of one of the most famous Russian artists, Oscar Rabin (1928-2018), who challenged the Soviet communist system and won. In 1974, he organized an open-air art exhibition, which the KGB smashed with bulldozers. This was the most effective act of civil disobedience in the USSR after Stalin’s death in 1953. The story spans three decades of Soviet history and documents Rubin's successful attempts to confront the regime with paints and brushes. Introduced by the directors Eugene Tsymbal and Aleksandr Smoljanski and followed with a discussion moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Daria Ezerova, with Olena Martynyuk. 90 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Oscar (2018): One of Russia's Most Famous Artists

Film | Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John


A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 121 min. Director: Dexter Fletcher. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rocketman has grossed $192 million worldwide against its $40 million budget.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Films, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Fall Into Fitness

Lecture | Cultural Rights and Human Rights: Questioning Protection


Speaker Elsa Stamatopoulou's pioneering book Cultural Rights in International Law explores international protections of cultural rights. In her former role as the Chief of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and current one as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights' Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program, she is an advocate of the protection of cultural rights and of putting concerned communities in the driving seat on this issue. In this talk, she will discuss historical shifts and current developments in the protection of cultural rights internationally, while reflecting on the scope and contemporary reasons behind the existence, or lack thereof, of international protections of cultural rights. Lunch will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Cultural Rights and Human Rights: Questioning Protection

Lecture | How to Tackle an Historical Problem: The Case of Henry Kissinger and the Ending of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War


Speaker Marc Trachtenberg, an historian by training, is currently a Research Professor of Political Science at UCLA. He's the author of a number of books and many articles, most of which deal with international politics in the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, How to Tackle an Historical Problem: The Case of Henry Kissinger and the Ending of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh After Rana Plaza


April 24, 2013 will be known as the day of the deadliest garment factory accident in history. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Western companies invested in two organizations designed to strictly monitor and inspect a portion of Bangladesh's registered factories. This move by Western brands has been touted as unprecedented and innovative, and while these organizations have made some important progress, Sanchita Banerjee Saxena's book critiques the strategies employed over the last five years, as well as proposes solutions to further improve the sector.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh After Rana Plaza

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | The Maltese Falcon (1941): Three Time Oscar Nominated Detective With Humphrey Bogart


A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. 100 min. Director: John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George. The Maltese Falcon was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Maltese Falcon was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1989.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Maltese Falcon (1941): Three Time Oscar Nominated Detective&nbsp;With Humphrey Bogart

Classical Music | Organ Recital with Stephen Hamilton


Highlights of organist Stephen Hamilton's international touring include recent concerts at Notre Dame in Paris, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, as well as Merton College-Oxford, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, St. Andrews University, and St. Peter's in Regensburg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Organ Recital with Stephen Hamilton

Lesson | Researching Census Records


Census records are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of the U.S. federal census, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Researching Census Records

Discussion | Propaganda Politics and LGBTIQ in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict


In 2013, the Russian State Duma passed a law banning the "propaganda" of "nontraditional" sexual relations to minors. This created an atmosphere of impunity, with spikes in homophobic crimes and "huntings" of LGBTIQ people all over Russia. The following year, revolution broke out in Ukraine and Russian television networks presented it as a fascist, Western-sponsored, gay conspiracy. Throughout the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Russia's strategy has continued to include anti-LGBTIQ messaging both at home and in Ukraine. How has Russian propaganda during the conflict influenced queer politics? Is there any chance that, with Ukraine's new government and the recent protests in Russia, LGBTIQ issues will gain traction? This is a panel discussion with Yelena Goltsman, founder/co-president, RUSA LGBT, and Bogdan Globa, founder/president, QUA - LGBTQ Ukrainians in America. Moderated by Masha Udensiva-Brenner.
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Discussions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Propaganda Politics and LGBTIQ in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Community Rowing

Book Signing | A Booklover's Guide to New York: The Fascinating Literary History of the Neighborhoods


A book signing with New York-based author Cleo Le-Tan. Le-Tan chronicles the fascinating literary history of New York's many neighborhoods and boroughs, from underground bookstores to infamous writers' haunts. Intimate interviews with literary figures of local and international note provide thoughtful perspectives on the city's enduring relationship with the printed word. The volume is also interspersed with artwork by Le-Tan's late father, the celebrated illustrator and designer Pierre Le-Tan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, A Booklover's Guide to New York: The Fascinating Literary History of the Neighborhoods

Book Discussion | An Inquiry into Choteo: Questions of Translation and Feminism


The celebratory launch of Jacqueline Loss’s original translation of Jorge Mañach’s essay. The event will feature a lively discussion between Professor Loss, and Ana Dopico and Alexandra T. Vazquez, around questions of translation and feminism, humor and performativity, the anticolonialisms waged in the everyday, and the pressure studies of race and gender offers to Mañach’s provocative work. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, An Inquiry into Choteo: Questions of Translation and Feminism

Opening Reception | Masquerade: Assuming an Alternative Persona


Gallery rtists capture how masks, costumes and make-up turn fantasy into reality , ullsuting our wildest dreams and craziest fears.
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Opening Receptions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Masquerade: Assuming an Alternative Persona

Opening Reception | Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection


This exhibition features selected drawings from the 1980s by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov. These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories. Sergei Volokhov was born 1937 in Moscow and currently lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from the Graphic Arts department of the Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. In 1969, Volokhov had his first solo exhibition at Café Blue Bird in Moscow, where a number of Russian nonconformist artists, including Komar and Melamid, Ilya Kabakov, Oleg Vassiliev, Erik Bulatov, and Pyotr Belenok also had their first semi-official shows.
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Opening Receptions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection

Author Reading | Tales from the Roads Less Traveled: Travel Photographs


Photographer Pie Aerts will present and sign his new book. From the deep jungles of West Papua to the high plains of Bolivia, from the tiniest Himalayan mountain villages to the beating heart of the Okavango Delta, Aerts ventures well off the beaten track to capture real people and everyday experiences in extraordinary habitats around the globe.The avid Instagrammer now presents his best travel photographs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Tales from the Roads Less Traveled: Travel Photographs

Author Reading | Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History


Contributors will present their essays from the book which charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives.The contributors, which include academics and artists, offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

Discussion | How To Improve Your Business Online


Did you know that using lead magnets in your funnel is the fastest way for you to quickly grow a highly targeted, engaged email list of leads who are looking to buy what you're selling? Using lead magnets is the fastest way to fill your business with high-quality leads that can potentially turn into loyal customers. In this program, Jimmy Newson will teach you the strategies that can help you effectively create multiple doorways into your business. Digital marketing expert Jimmy Newson is a consultant and also serves as Director of Marketing for the NY marketing Association. He has over 25 years of experience in the marketing, digital media, and entertainment industries.  He has worked with local and national brands including NARAS, (Grammys), People Magazine, AT&T, Microsoft, AOL, New York Presbyterian Hospital, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, Smart Hustle Magazine and the list goes on.  
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Discussions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, How To Improve Your Business Online

Author Reading | Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)


What is the connection between a rise in the number of random attacks against Jews on the streets of France and strategically planned terrorist acts targeting the French population at large? Before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan night club, and others made international headlines, Marc Weitzmann had noticed a surge of seemingly random acts of violence against the Jews of France. His new book proposes that both the small-scale and large-scale acts of violence have their roots in not one, but two very specific forms of populism: an extreme and violent ethos of hate spread among the Muslim post-colonial suburban developments on the one hand, and the deeply-rooted French ultra-conservatism of the far right. Weitzmann's on-the-ground reporting is woven throughout with the history surrounding the legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and Gaullist "Arab-French policy."
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)

Author Reading | Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See


From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than 25 years, an enchanting new novel shows us the Met that the public doesn’t see. Taking us behind the Picassos and the Vermeers, behind the Temple of Dendur and the American wing, Christine Coulson has crafted an intimate tribute to the museum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See

Author Reading | The Plateau: A Safe Harbor


Maggie Paxson leads a musical evening on the occasion of the publication of her book. Paxson will be telling stories from The Plateau and performing songs from The Bomb Shelter Cafe in English, French and Yiddish from the World War II era. The Plateau tells the story of a small plateau in the in the south-central Vivarais-Lignon region of France –– a beautiful, wind-blown place that offered safe harbor to countless strangers –– mostly children –– as they fled for their lives during World War II, and today, offers refuge to migrants. Riveting, multilayered, and intensely personal, The Plateau is a deeply inspiring journey into the central conundrum of our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Plateau: A Safe Harbor

Author Reading | Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II


New York City during World War II wasn’t just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings and saboteurs; of war protesters and conscientious objectors; of gangsters and profiteers; of bobby-soxers, poets, painters, scientists and spies. In Victory City, John Strausbaugh tells the story of New York City’s war years with richness, depth, and nuance, providing an important look into the City during this transformative war.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II

Talk | Artist Talk: Red Regatta


Artist Melissa McGill will speak about her most recent public artwork, Red Regatta, an unprecedented series of large-scale choreographed regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats, hoisted with hand-painted red sails, that activated Venice’s lagoon and waterways last May through October 2019. This independent public artwork united Venetians and visitors to celebrate the cultural and maritime history of the city and call attention to the forces of climate change and mass tourism that threaten its future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Artist Talk: Red Regatta

Discussion | Invisible Threats: Human Rights, The Environment, and Art


Although visitors to Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl can see the effects of the gamma rays, the imperceptibility of its threat heightened the Chernobyl Power Plant explosion’s consequences for the population surrounding Pripyat. This panel addresses how the risk of nuclear disaster continues to threaten global health, human rights, and the environment. Speakers include Ivy Meeropol (filmmaker and director of Indian Point), Adriana Petryna (Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology and Director of MD-PhD Program in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), and Yasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern), moderated by César Rodríguez- Garavito (Visiting Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law, Global Justice and Human Rights Clinic).
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Discussions, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Invisible Threats: Human Rights, The Environment, and Art

Performance | Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation


New York Shakespeare Exchange presents To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation, one of their signature Freestyle Labs. The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen will be handled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation

Lecture | Useful Pictures


This lecture traces questions of representation in architectural drawings, arguing from a philosophical perspective that architectural drawings are pictorial mediums, rather than epistolary or diagrammatic tools. Perspective views of buildings are generally regarded as pictures, but working drawings, plans and sections are not: they are considered to be diagrammatic, “conventional” representations. I believe this is wrong and that all architectural drawings are pictures. They employ special conventions, for sure, but the key point is that they show what something looks like, and that is what pictures do.  Speaker Richard Hill studied at Cambridge University.
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Author Reading | Another Mother: A Cherished Childhood Nanny Dies


After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realises there's so much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. With author Ross Urken
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Another Mother: A Cherished Childhood Nanny Dies

Author Reading | Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me)


Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life.
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me)

Author Reading | Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South


M. Randal O’Wain offers a reflection on how a working-class boy from Memphis, Tennessee, came to fall in love with language, reading, writing, and the larger world outside of the American South. This memoir examines what it means for the son of a carpenter to value mental rather than physical labor and what this does to his relationship with his family, whose livelihood and sensibility are decidedly blue collar.
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Film | Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Federica Montseny, The Indomitable (2016)


Anarchist leader Federica Montseny was the first female to be elected to hold a public office (Minister of Health) in Western Europe. She enacted several groundbreaking laws and ended up going into exile in the South of France, where she continued to defend her “mujeres libres” vision. Federica Montseny embodies the spirit and commitment of an intellectual mind, who disappeared from official history books and collective memory. She is now a new source of inspiration. 52 min. Director: Jean-Michel Rodrigo
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Films, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Federica Montseny, The Indomitable (2016)

Author Reading | Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey


Fleeing East from Nazi terror, over a million Polish Jews traversed the Soviet Union, many finding refuge in Muslim lands. Their story―the extraordinary saga of two-thirds of Polish Jewish survivors―has never been fully told. With author Mikhal Dekel.
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Author Reading | The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community's Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America


Author Andrew S. Lewis offers a glimpse of the future of vanishing shorelines in America in the age of climate change, where the wealthy will be able to remain the longest while the poor will be forced to leave.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community's Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America

Poetry Reading | The Revisionist and The Astropastorals: Collected Poems


Douglas Crase is best known for his invocations of the American landscape and Transcendental tradition. Out of print since 1987, The Revisionist has been enough in some opinions to establish him as one of the most important poets of his generation. Its influence persists, says The Oxford Book of American Poetry, as a “formidable underground reputation.” By combining that book with Crase’s recent chapbook, The Astropastorals, Nightboat Books brings Crase’s underground reputation to a wider audience for the first time in thirty-two years. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Revisionist and The Astropastorals: Collected Poems

Author Reading | Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse


Welcome award-winning actor John Lithgow, who will be reading and signing his newest book, a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The “Photoshop Diva" 


A talk by artist and educator Katrin Eismann. Until June 2019 Katrin Eismann, the “Photoshop Diva," served as the Chair of MPS Digital Photography program. A distinguished artist and educator, she is the author of four seminal books on digital photography. Eismann is currently product manager for engagement at Adobe Systems, developing new learning models for photographers all around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Artist Talk: The &ldquo;Photoshop Diva"&nbsp;

Lecture | Calling the Ghosts: On Bearing Witness to the Future


Committed to deep research and preparation, Bouchra Khalili develops her projects across long periods of time. When considered as a whole, the body of work she has created in the last 15 years can be seen as a meditation on unconditional and radical equality. For this lecture, she will share and articulate some of her work in order to address the essential questions that her practice investigates: the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity; forced illegal migrations in relation to imperial and colonial continuums; egalitarian forms of citizenship as opposed to the nation-state model of citizenry; and language, dialects, speech acts and agency.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Calling the Ghosts: On Bearing Witness to the Future

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: Thos Eastwood OPEN DANCE ENSEMBLE Wiss.co
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Slide Lecture | Veteran Illustrator Shows His Work


Robert Andrew Parker will show and discuss his illustration work over the years at Fortune, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and countless other magazines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Veteran Illustrator Shows His Work

Concert | Contemporary Work For Clarinet


Contemporary performance ensemble Apply Triangle performs Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint. New York Counterpoint for amplified clarinet and tape, or 11 clarinets and bass clarinet is a 1985 minimalist composition written by Steve Reich. The piece, intended to capture the throbbing vibrancy of Manhattan, is notable for its ability to imitate electronic sounds through acoustic instrumentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Contemporary Work For Clarinet

Screening | Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri


Ernie Kovacs transformed television in its early days; Anita O'Day brought a new spirit to the art of jazz singing; and Lee Liberace dramatically performed himself even more then he performed classical piano pieces. All three were born in 1919, as were Art Blakey, George Shearing, and Betty Garrett. This program will feature all these performers at their best. This is a "Scenes Through the Cinema Lens" event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri

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 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Stargazing in the City

Author Reading | The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers


Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War 1…and then were forced to battle the U.S. Army. In 1918, 223 AT&T switchboard operators enlisted and were sent to France, where they ran communications while risking enemy fire and enduring an uneasy truce with male soldiers. After the war they were unexpectedly denied veteran status—and thus began a sixty-year fight for recognition. Evening includes a performance of a pivotal song from The Hello Girls musical, based on the book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Hello Girls: America&rsquo;s First Women Soldiers
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Play | A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner

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