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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 24, 2019?

67 free events take place on Thursday, October 24 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 24 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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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok
free events nyc The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist
free events nyc Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince
free events nyc Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit
free events nyc A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist
free events nyc Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Morning Fitness

Conference | Conference on Transgender Health


Community Healthcare Network’s 9th Annual Conference on Transgender Health will be comprised of a keynote address, legal, behavioral, policy and advocacy tracks, and a series of breakout sessions covering transgender health care training for clinical providers, public health professionals and community advocates. Some of the topics will include primary care, behavioral health, peri-surgical and post-surgical care, social determinants of health and other important topics from primary medical care providers and specialists, social workers, community advocates, medical researchers, and many other professionals from across the transgender arena.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Conference on Transgender Health

Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Discussion | Turn Up the Volume on Interfaith Prevention of Relationship Violence


This roundtable discussion and workshop will explore strategies for preventing relationship violence in faith communities. Bringing together leaders, students and community members from different faith traditions, it will discuss promising approaches from experiences in a variety of communities and will explore ways we can put our conversation into action in diverse contexts. Breakfast will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Turn Up the Volume on Interfaith Prevention of Relationship Violence

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 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. 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 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, 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 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | New Critical Spaces of Transitional Justice: Gender, Art and Memory


Arnaud Kurze and Christopher K. Lamont discuss their book. Since the 1980s, transitional justice mechanisms have been increasingly applied to account for mass atrocities and grave human rights violations throughout the world. Over time, post-conflict justice practices have expanded across continents and state borders and have fueled the creation of new ideas that go beyond traditional notions of amnesty, retribution, and reconciliation. Gathering work from contributors in international law, political science, sociology, and history, the book addresses issues of space and time in transitional justice studies.
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Author Readings, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, New Critical Spaces of Transitional Justice: Gender, Art and Memory

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
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Tours, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Tour The Battery

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

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 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok


Rolf Schulte, violin; James Winn, piano. Renowned for his expressive recording of Elliot Carter's Violin Concerto, Rolf Schulte has been hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the most distinguished violinists of our day." Pianist James Winn has appeared frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the New York City Ballet and the New York New Music Ensemble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok

Classical Music | Pipes At One Organ Recital


Colin Lynch, organ, of Trinity Copley Square, Boston, MA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Disaster That Didn't Happen: 30 Years After Central and Eastern Europe's "Return to Europe"


The good news from Central and Eastern Europe is that, thirty years after elites in the countries declared their program of a “return to Europe,” and fifteen years after the first group of them was allowed to enter the EU, most of these countries still have more or less stable economies and democratic institutions. After the Berlin Wall was brought down, the region had all the ingredients for an unmitigated economic, political and social disaster. The newly democratizing CEE countries, still in the early phase of remaking their economies and societies, started the integration process with an EU that had just departed from the post-WW II settlement of embedded liberalism. Speaker Laszlo Bruszt is a Professor of Sociology at the Central European University, Budapest.
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Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Disaster That Didn't Happen: 30 Years After Central and Eastern Europe's "Return to Europe"

Classical Music | A Grand 19C instrument: Liszt Organ


At the middle of the 19th Century, the US Mason & Hamlin Company developed a grand, complex, pump organ to compete with a formidable rival that had arisen in Europe, the European harmonium. Called the Liszt Organ, this new instrument featured over 15 stops -- like the pipe organ -- that offered a variety of contrasting tonal colors. Wodehouse will play selections for the Liszt Organ that were specifically fashioned to exploit the richness and complexity of the American-designed instrument. Pianist, harmoniumist and pianolist Artis Wodehouse has devoted her career to reclaiming music and instruments from the past and to performing new and neglected music. The New York Times has cited her as a "savior of the old and neglected". She has brought forgotten music back to life by such masters for the harmonium as Arthur Bird,Theodore Dubois and Eugene Gigout, and Americans George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, A Grand 19C instrument: Liszt Organ

Staged Reading | The Confessions of Davy Crockett: Broadway Star in A Play About The American Hero


Bart Shatto (Broadway's Les Miserables, Cats, Superhero) is featured in this emotional journey of the First American Celebrity Politician and American Superhero, Davy Crockett. Predating Mark Twain with his homespun honest revelations of politics, war and humankind, this humorous, and visceral storytelling will leave you on the edge of your seat! This is a Davy Crockett that you've never seen before. Written by Steve Warren. This is a show in development but will be performed in full costume, staged and memorized. There will be a talkback afterwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
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Staged Readings, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Confessions of Davy Crockett: Broadway Star in A Play About The American Hero

Open Studios | Turning Towards a Radical Listening: A Sculptural Sound-Based Installation


In Turning Towards a Radical Listening, James Allister Sprang will develop a sculptural sound-based installation over the course of a five-week residency. On select days during Sprang’s residency, visitors are invited to sit in on the artist’s rehearsals within the installation. Visitors are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during Open Studio Hours.
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Open Studioss, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Turning Towards a Radical Listening: A Sculptural Sound-Based Installation

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Workshops, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Workshop | Seeing Lines: Understanding Fine Art Architectural Photography from Conception to Completion


In this presentation Sharon Tenenbaum will be sharing her creative process and workflow. Through the example of her award-winning Sundial Bridge Images, she will walk you through the three steps of her work process, pre- vision, in camera capture and post production. Sharon will show you what she sees though her 'mind's eye' and how she approaches a subject. You will learn throughout this presentation, how to align your inner vision with your photography to create not just beautiful images that comply to form and light, but rather images that have artistic vision. Additionally, Sharon will talk about the importance of having a series of images that tell a story. How to complement images in a series and not have redundancies. Students can expect to walk away with a new paradigm to creating fine art architectural photography. They will learn how to create images with intent and vision. From developing the conception of an idea to the post processing principles that will convey their vision.
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Workshops, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Seeing Lines: Understanding Fine Art Architectural Photography from Conception to Completion

Lecture | Bolshevik Tower of Babel: The Language Politics of Internationalism in the Early Comintern


This lecture will explain the Bolsheviks’ evolving approach to the politics of language diversity in their struggle to kickstart global proletarian revolution in the first decade of Soviet rule. Leading Bolsheviks – most of whom were fluent in multiple European languages – provided the bulk of the translation and interpretation services at the first two Comintern world congresses. As the Comintern and its influence grew, however, so too did the dilemmas of multilingualism for socialists who were attempting to unite in pursuit of global communism. Speaker Brigid O’Keeffe is an Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College.
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Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Bolshevik Tower of Babel: The Language Politics of Internationalism in the Early Comintern

Discussion | Decolonize the Imagination


Looking for tangible practices and/or frameworks to embrace in your everyday pursuit of justice? Decolonize the Imagination is a space for you to unlearn and reframe our ways of thinking and being. Light refreshments provided.    Discussions facilitated by:  Maria Monica Andia Dr. Kirk “Jae” James    
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Discussions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Decolonize the Imagination

Discussion | The Climate Change Crisis


With: -- Dr. Chester Zarnoch, Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology -- Gisele Regatao, Assistant Professor of Journalism and multimedia journalist, and a brief video narrated by Alaina -- -- Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr. of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences will moderate  
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Discussions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Climate Change Crisis

Jazz | The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist


Jazz musician Burt Eckoff will give a performance of selected music of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), one of the most unusual and unique pianists in Jazz music. Monk's original songs, such and Round Midnight, Blue Monk, and In Walked Bud are considered classics, and are known worldwide. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he helped shape the movement known as "Be-Bop" in the 1940s. In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz". Burt Eckoff began playing piano at age 5, turning professional as a teen at Providence, RI's Celebrity Club before moving to Boston and then New York City to study music. Between the mid 1960's and the mid 1990's, he played regularly with an impressive list of prominent jazzmen, including Howard McGhee, Art Blakey, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, Maynard Ferguson and such outstanding vocalists as Dionne Warwick, Dakota Staton and the Drifters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist

Talk | Artist Talk: Portraits and Still Lifes


Holly Coulis persevered through harsh early reviews to earn critical success for her signature portraits and still lifes. Characterized by blocks of bold color, simple forms, and manipulation of depth, Coulis’s painterly style is distinctive, yet influenced by Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Balthus, and Alex Katz.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | 2 Books on Art: It Speaks to Me / I Will Greet the Sun Again


Artist Shirin Neshat and writer Jori Finkel will be in conversation on the occasion of their new books. Finkel is the author of It Speaks to Me, which features 50 leading artists discussing artworks of their choice, including Mark Bradford on Mark Rothko, David Hockney on Edgar Degas, and Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the monograph accompanying the artist's largest exhibition to date, organized by the Broad. Covering thirty years of her career, the book offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, 2 Books on Art: It Speaks to Me / I Will Greet the Sun Again

Opening Reception | Another Rodeo: A Focus on the American West


A solo exhibition of paintings by Peyton Freiman. Freiman left the cacophony of Brooklyn for the wide-open spaces of rural Texas, where he developed his latest body of work. Inspired by the new environment, Freiman felt the need to spread out using large scale canvases and acrylic paint, with a focus on the American West.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Another Rodeo: A Focus on the American West

Opening Reception | basis: 70s Drawings


An exhibition of seminal works by pioneering conceptual and Postminimalist artist Richard Tuttle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, basis: 70s Drawings

Opening Reception | Enigma and Desire: Man Ray Paintings


The first survey exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s paintings, the show will present a vibrant selection of paintings that reveals the radicality of Man Ray’s thought and practice throughout his career, solidifying his historical position as a prophetic painter and theorist. The exhibition features approximately forty paintings from international museums, foundations, and distinguished private collections in Europe and the United States, as well as a selection of related works on paper. 
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Enigma and Desire: Man Ray Paintings

Opening Reception | Hope Gangloff: Landscape Painting


Over the course of her two-decades-long practice, Gangloff has become closely identified with her bold-colored, graphic portraits of friends, family members, and the occasional stranger. Her eighth solo exhibition at the gallery marks the artist’s first concentrated presentation of landscape painting. Begun during her eight-week residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, earlier this year, the show will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience, in depth, yet another aspect of Gangloff’s practice.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Hope Gangloff: Landscape Painting

Opening Reception | Irony, Madness, War: Stark, Visceral Images


17 paintings in a group of 30 are devoted to the ironic, the manic abuse of high authority - the madness of war. They are not elegant landscapes, comforting still lifes, or ambiguous abstractions that can never speak as do these starkly realistic and visceral images that provoke and maybe even inspire. This solo exhibition is the work of legendary art director, Amil Gargano, who began the serious study of art at the age of 9 and continued through his post graduate education at the preeminent Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. That study began directly after his return from the Korean War, which became the catalyst for this exhibition.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Irony, Madness, War: Stark, Visceral Images

Opening Reception | Metropolis: A Prolific Photographic Legacy


An exhibition dedicated to celebrating Michael Wolf’s life and prolific photographic legacy. Over his 40+ year career, Wolf intimately explored architecture and urban life from Paris to Hong Kong. He examined not only building facades as art objects themselves, but also the lives within these buildings. Bodies of work such as Architecture of Density, Transparent City, Tokyo Compression, and Paris Rooftops are all explorations of the realities of 21st century metropolitan life and the constant etching away of privacy.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Metropolis: A Prolific Photographic Legacy

Film | No Home Movie (2015): Documenting a Holocaust Survivor


Filmmaker Chantal Akerman documents the life of her mother Natalia Akerman, a Polish immigrant and survivor of Auschwitz. 115 min.
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Films, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, No Home Movie (2015): Documenting a Holocaust Survivor

Opening Reception | OttO: Paintings, Video and Sculptures


Laurent Grasso’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Centered around a remarkable film commissioned for the 21st Biennale of Sydney, which will have its US debut at the gallery, the exhibition presents new paintings, video and sculptures related to themes explored in the film. The eponymous film OttO, Grasso’s most ambitious to date, was shot in November 2017 on four aboriginal sacred sites in the Northern Territory of the Australian desert. When it premiered at the 21st Biennale of Sydney in March 2018, it was an acknowledged highlight of the biennale. OttO was shot in collaboration with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation and the community of Yuendumu, its “traditional owners.”
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, OttO: Paintings, Video and Sculptures

Author Reading | Republic of Lies: Moder Conspiracy Theories


Author Anna Merlan will share her view of the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causing and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. Bringing together penetrating historical analysis and gripping on-the-ground reporting, Republic of Lies transforms our understanding of American paranoia.
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Author Readings, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Republic of Lies: Moder Conspiracy Theories

Opening Reception | Tijuanatanjierchandelier: Investigating Contemporary Consumer Culture


Making its debut in New York, Jason Rhoades’s large-scale installation Tijuanatanjierchandelier exemplifies the artist’s singular investigation of contemporary consumer culture, his career-long interest in probing both language and identity, and his ceaseless drive to push the limits of convention.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Tijuanatanjierchandelier: Investigating Contemporary Consumer Culture

Film | Toxic Reigns of Resentment: The Promises of Modernity


Sjoerd van Tuinen and Jurgen Schaflechner will present their film Toxic Reigns of Resentment featuring Wendy Brown, Grayson Hunt, Rahel Jaeggi, Alexander Nehamas, Robert Pfaller, Gyan Prakash, Peter Sloterdijk, and Sjoerd van Tuinen. After the fall of the Soviet empire and the triumph of global capitalism, modernity appeared to keep its dual promise of liberty and equality. The spreading of human rights and democratic forms of government were intrinsically linked to free flows of global capital and free markets. Supported by technological developments and an ever-increasing digitalization of daily life, the future contained the promise of abundance and recognition for all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Toxic Reigns of Resentment: The Promises of Modernity

Opening Reception | Wellcome to the idiot world: A Shanzhai Lyric


Through an installation of shanzhai (counterfeit) garments, along with accompanying programming, this exhibition considers the experience of poetic estrangement through encounters with the unknown or unintelligible, and activates nonsense as a way to make space for hybrid, liminal and illegible futures.
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Opening Receptions, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Wellcome to the idiot world: A Shanzhai Lyric

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The Object as Evidence


Traditionally, sculpture has relied on a special kind of witnessing to establish its truth; you must move around the piece in order to grasp its agency and materiality. The Object as Evidence attempts to challenge some of the limitations of sculpture while imagining new ways to trace the truth of objects. Michael A. Robinson reveals an intimate portrait of three-dimensional art and an example of “investigative aesthetics.”
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Gallery Talks, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Artist Talk: The Object as Evidence

Slide Lecture | Costume and Ritual from Africa to the Americas


An illustrated lecture by Phyllis Galembo, one of the foremost photographic documentarians of masked religious ceremonies around the globe. Galembo's travels have included Haiti, Mexico, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Zambia, and Brazil. She will include the history of Halloween costumes and its unique evolution in our country which has culminated in the greatest costumed festival ever--- New York City's own Halloween Parade.
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Slide Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Costume and Ritual from Africa to the Americas

Forum | Identity Politics and the 2020 Election


A panel discussion on identity politics and how they are being used in the 2020 primary and general election. Speakers will be announced shortly.  
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Lecture | Isabella’s Feminist Ethics in Measure for Measure


With: Cristina Alfar
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Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Isabella&rsquo;s Feminist Ethics in Measure for Measure

Lecture | Jewish Museum Practices: A Modern Cultural Innovation


Jewish museums, a relatively recent phenomenon, have become a mainstay of Jewish life and also serve as strategic points of entry for others into Jewish history and creativity. As a consequence, these museums now figure in an array of new cultural practices. Visitors to Jewish museums come not only to observe, but also to engage and at times to intervene with these institutions. In addition, visitors take the museum home with them, incorporating its practices of collecting, curating, and displaying into their lives. Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor, Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
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Concert | Music from East and West


Keyin Lou was born in Hangzhou, China, in 1994. Her music combines her Western musical education with her Chinese cultural upbringing. Her works focus on the coexistence of the melodic and the academic. Julian Bennett Holmes is an award-winning composer and theorist, serving as Sacred Music Coordinator for Columbia University and teaching undergraduate courses at the Manhattan School of Music. He studied with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, and is pursuing a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music with Marjorie Merryman. As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing in experimental bands.
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Lecture | The Sociology of Dispossession


This talk will draw on comparative research on rural land dispossession within and beyond India to suggest some theoretical and empirical coordinates for a sociology of dispossession. Land dispossession impacts the lives of millions of people and is highly consequential for economic growth, political protest and inequality in many countries. Nevertheless, this social relation has been relatively neglected by sociology. Dispossession, I argue, is a social relation of coercive redistribution that exists in most societies but varies greatly in its drivers, socio-economic consequences and politics. This social and historical variation creates immense scope for comparative sociological research.  Speaker Michael Levien is assistant professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
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Talk | Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince


From 1960 to 1976, Annette Meyers scheduled the appointments, transcribed the memos, and took down the messages, as her boss brought Cabaret, Company, Follies, and other legendary Prince productions to Broadway. For this special program, Meyers and other people who worked as Prince's assistant step out of the office and onto the stage to share their untold stories and insights on the making of theatre history. Harold Prince was a theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. Over the span of his career, he garnered 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince

Discussion | Your Resume vs Your LinkedIn Profile - What You Need to Know


Is your resume communicating how you can help a prospective employer in the 15 seconds a hiring manager is going to look at it? Are the keywords in your LinkedIn profile strategically placed to improve your likelihood of being spotted by a recruiter? In this seminar, Robert Hellmann, of www.hellmannconsulting.com and author of Advanced LinkedIn, reviews actual client examples of successful resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Find out what works, what doesn't, and the important differences between these two essential mediums. Learn how to craft a compelling resume and profile that will help you get and ace interviews. The discussion includes: How to write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets Nine resume "do's" and six resume "don'ts" that will debunk a lot myths and save you time How to take maximum advantage of LinkedIn's search algorithm, to improve the odds of a hiring manager spotting your profile How to address common issues, like gaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping. Robert Hellmann has served as an adjunct instructor at New York University teaching career management, and as GetFive's Vice President and Associate Director of its Guild of Career Coaches. Rob authored the books Advanced LinkedIn: For Your Job Search, Business and Career, Peak Presentations, and The Social Media Boost.
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Film | Polisse (2011): Cannes-Winning Police Drama


Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 Cesar Awards, Polisse follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Basing her richly textured script on real child investigation cases, writer-director actor Maiwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors who convey the emotional strain of the unit's work with gritty realism. Directors: Maiwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot 127 min.
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Author Reading | The Open Heart Club: A Story about Birth and Death and Cardiac Surgery


Gabriel Brownstein's absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality.
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Lecture | Fire! English Architects’ Observations on the Paris Conflagrations During the Commune, 1871


Fire is the enemy of buildings, and recent examples such as the terrifying fire at Grenfell Tower in London, the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art and the fire at Notre Dame in Paris, all bear witness to the appalling helplessness a raging fire inspires when it takes hold. There are also incidents where fire becomes symbolic of a new beginning. The Great Fire of London 1666 and the Chicago Fire of 1871, stood at the start of bright new phases in these cities’ histories. The fires deliberately set during the Paris Commune of 1871 provoked many different reactions, none as curious as those of  English architects. Two of these, Robert Edis and Richard Phené Spiers went to view the city shortly after the collapse of the Commune and their observations are surprising, and not in accord with other observers. What was going on?        
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Discussion | Racism and Democracy


Racism undermines the very foundations of democracy. From systematic discrimination to the rise in white supremacy, racist currents in our society prevent the free and equal participation of all. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, president of the National Council of Negro Women and former president of Spelman College, moderates an urgent panel discussion delving into causes and solutions.  
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Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit


Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). "Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?" said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. "It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity." Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.
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Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
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Author Reading | A Right to Bear Arms?: The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment


This collection of essays explores the way history itself has become a contested element within the national legal debate about firearms. With editor Jennifer Tucker.
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Author Reading | Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business


Award-winning journalist Pamela Newkirk will be discussing her latest book, an exploration of how workplace diversity initiatives have done little to bring equality to America's major industries and institutions.
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Author Reading | Exquisite Mariposa: Finding the Real


Given the initials F.A.D. at birth, Fiona Alison Duncan has always had an eye for observing the trends around her. But after years of trying to please others, looking for answers in books and astrological charts, and clocking endless hours as a celebrity journalist just to make rent, Duncan discovers another way of existing: in the Real, a phenomenological state few humans live in. Duncan's’s journey to the Real takes her to Koreatown, Los Angeles, where she sublets a room in La Mariposa.
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Author Reading | Reclaiming Artistic Research: Artists in Control


An evening with editor Lucy Cotter and authors from the new book Reclaiming Artistic Research. Through conversations with 20 leading artists and curators, the book explores specific ways that artists define their research across many fields of inquiry.
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Poetry Reading | The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making


Welcome a phenomenal roster of poets to read their work from The Eloquent Poem, the extraordinary poetry collection edited by Elise Paschen.
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Play | The Nature of the Crime: The Role of Lawlessness


A performance of The Nature of the Crime, a play by the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about the role that crime plays in people’s lives. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes that devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices.
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Author Reading | The Slav Epic of Alphonse Mucha


True-to-life colors of the canvases together with unique printing technology helped produce a one-of-a-kind book. The large-format picture publication Epopej in a limited edition offers a view of the smallest details of Mucha’s work and presents the spectacular Slav Epic in a yet unseen form. Jan William Drnek created a digital copy of Mucha’s entire Slav Epic. Twenty canvases covering a surface of 650 m2 in total, over 20 000 photographs and approximately 30 TB of data. The result of the entire team’s work is not only the digital copy, but also the unique picture publication EPOPEJ. It was released in a limited edition of 200 pieces under the publisher Albatros.  
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Author Reading | The Stars and the Blackness Between Them: An Astrological Love Story


A reading and reflection of the new book by Junauda Petrus-Nasah, a queer, magic-realism, liberation, Black diaspora, and astrological love story. Come and explore the world of the book via readings from the book, and a conversation with the author about the themes.
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Lecture | Affection and Survival: Primo Levi and Friendship in the Camp


Affection is a lesser known aspect of the human and Jewish experience in the camps. Mostly it is related to the fractured past of which the camp is the present. Having written some of the essential pages on the human experience in the Lager, Primo Levi continued contemplating and writing about it throughout his life. This talk will question affection in Levi’s writing and its place in the camp as a strategy of survival. Affection saves, but it also prompts Levi’s internal inquiry that leads to the heart of his defining conceptual innovation: the Gray Zone. Speaker Uri S. Cohen teaches Hebrew and Italian literature at Tel Aviv University.
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Lectures, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Affection and Survival: Primo Levi and Friendship in the Camp

Poetry Reading | An Evening with the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets


A sure-to-be memorable reading by the Academy’s Board of Chancellors, an esteemed group of our nation's leading poets who serve as artistic advisors and ambassadors of poetry in the world at large. Featuring Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, Forrest Gander, Linda Gregerson, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Brenda Hillman, Marie Howe, Khaled Mattawa, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos, and David St. John.
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Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. With: ELNA BAKER (This American Life, Prairie Home Companion, BBC Radio) JOE DETTMORE (The Daily Show) SAM DINGMAN (host/creator of the podcast Family Ghosts) RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, The People's Improv Theater)
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Opening Reception | The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion


Fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.
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Film | Zona Zamfirova (2002): Serbian Comic Melodrama


This film, based on the 1906 novel of the same title by Stevan Sremac, is a love story about the problematic relationship of two young people from different social classes. The action of this comic melodrama—which is interspersed with songs of various genres from southern and eastern Serbia—is set in the city of Niš in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Director: Zdravko Sotra 104 minutes
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Jazz | A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist


Trained as an opera singer before turning to jazz, Brooklyn-based artist Melanie Charles has been making waves with her voice and versatility. Deemed "one of the most dynamic vocal pipes ever witnessed" by KariJazz, Charles can channel Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson as well her Haitian roots in one rousing and unequivocally unique concert. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and collaborated with artists such as SZA, Jean Grae, and the Gorillaz. Tonight, Charles showcases her jazz-rooted, lo-fi multi-media experience in this captivating performance at the Atrium.
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Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist

Classical Music | Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more


Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim performs works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim has performed with the Tulsa Opera, the Union Avenue Opera, the New Rochelle Opera, the Opera in the Heights, the Regina Opera, the Chelsea Opera, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. In 2018, he made his tenor debut as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Regina Opera Company.
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Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more
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