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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 29, 2019?

47 free events take place on Tuesday, October 29 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 29 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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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
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Workshops, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 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 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 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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Tours, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 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 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Introduction To Conversational Sign Language

Film | Halloween (2018): Evil Has A Destiny


Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. 106 min. Director: David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak. Halloween has grossed $159.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $94.3 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of 253.6 million. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same title, thus retconning the continuity of the previous sequels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Halloween (2018): Evil Has A Destiny

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.
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Concerts, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 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 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Fall Into Fitness

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Concerts, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Bach at Noon

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.
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Gallery Talks, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, 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.
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


Vladimir Oskarovich Feltsman is a Russian-American classical pianist, particularly noted for his devotion to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Feltsman teaches at the Mannes College The New School for Music and the State University of New York New Paltz, where he is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Festival-Institute Piano Summer. "...quite simply an amazing pianist!" - The New York Times "...clearly, one of the supreme Bach keyboard exponents of our time!" - Chicago Tribune
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Gallery Talk | T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour. One of the most influential, innovative and talented Native American artists of the 20th century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Learn how Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens and exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art historical tropes while creating an entirely fresh visual vocabulary.
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Gallery Talks, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour

Film | Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Oscar Nominated Sci-Fi


Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. 75 min. Director: James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive. In 1998, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Bride of Frankenstein was nominated for one Academy Award, for Best Sound Recording.
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Films, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Oscar Nominated Sci-Fi

Author Reading | Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust


Storyteller Marty Brounstein brings a true interfaith story about a Christian couple in the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker who, despite much risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews during World War II. Brounstein’s meaningful personal connection to this story will be revealed through the story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House Tour


Highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, information about architect Cass Gilbert and viewings of the Collectors Office with its Tiffany woodwork, Reginald Marsh murals and the 140-ton rotunda dome, designed and built by Rafael Gustavino.
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Tours, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House Tour

Talk | Ancestry Meetup Group


Would you like to know more about your ancestry and meet other people who are interested in ancestry and genealogy? The aim of this event is to share tips, exchange information and conduct your own research. This is for people who have experience with the database and will be an opportunity for you to conduct your own research with some assistance.
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Lesson | Researching Ship Passenger Lists


Get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Author Reading | The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism


Author Peter Duffy is an author and journalist based in New York City. He has written three books of historical non-fiction—The Bielski Brothers (HarperCollins, 2003); The Killing of Major Denis Mahon (HarperCollins, 2007); and Double Agent (Scribner, 2014). His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, New York, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Republic, and many others
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism

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
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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.
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Tours, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Author Reading | A French Family: From the Caribbean to Dunkirk by Way of Algeria


In this intimate family history that spans from the 1930s to today, Audrey Celestine traces fragments of the lives of three generations of the same family. The history moves from the Caribbean to Algeria and the Mediterranean and passes through the North of France. It shows how one family's small history can shed light on the larger political and social history. Minerva's parents fled Franco's Spain for Algeria in the 1930s. Marcel was born in Marie-Galante and met Ginette at Dunkirk. Pierrot was born in Fort-de-France before moving to metropolitan France. Their lives reflect how colonization, empire, and decolonization shaped the lives, friendships, loves, and trajectories of one family over the course of a century. Speaker Audrey Celestine is a Maitre de conferences at the Universite de Lille and a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, A French Family: From the Caribbean to Dunkirk by Way of Algeria

Opening Reception | Alina Szapocznikow: Playful, Uncanny Sculpture


The visceral, playful, and uncanny aspects of the human bodily experience lay at the center of Alina Szapocznikow’s oeuvre. Born in Poland to a Jewish family in 1926, the artist survived internment in concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust. After the war, Szapocznikow trained as a sculptor in both Prague and Paris, returning to Poland in 1951. By the 1960s she was radically employing sculpture to render an intimate record of both her memories and her own body in the present. Pioneering in its use of new and unconventional materials (from tinted polyester resin and polyeurethane foam, to everyday items such as pantyhose, newspaper clippings, and grass), Szapocznikow’s art amounts to a powerful meditation on what she once described as ‘a fleeting instant, a trivial instant... our terrestrial passage.’
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Opening Receptions, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Alina Szapocznikow: Playful, Uncanny Sculpture

Reading | Bellevue Literary Review Reading


To celebrate the publication of Bellevue Literary Review’s latest issue, on the theme of "A Good Life," editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings by actors from stage and screen.  
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Author Reading | Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was


Author Pamela Fiori will celebrate the launch of Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was. This is the first book on magazine sensation Holiday, which between 1946 and 1977 was one of the most exciting publications in the world. Renowned for its bold layouts, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers and artists, Holiday portrayed the romance of travel like no other periodical
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was

Author Reading | On My Own Terms: A Journey Between Two Worlds


Professor Vasu Varadhan’s memoir is an inspiring story of an immigrant’s struggle to forge an identity of her own amidst the upheavals of geographical and cultural displacement. On My Own Terms is also an uplifting testament to a remarkable woman’s struggle to maintain individuality, integrity and freedom as an accomplished scholar inside the orthodox Hindu culture in which she was born and raised.
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Discussion | Person Place Thing: Live Taping


Randy Cohen, creator of the public radio program Person Place Thing, says his guests are at their most engaging when they talk about whatever they find most meaningful. In an interview to be recorded for broadcast, Cohen will ask MFIT Director Valerie Steele about her own most memorable person, place, and thing. There will be live musical accompaniment.
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Concert | Contemporary Works By Composer/Performer Collective


Program I Only Speak of the Sun (2018) Sagrada Familia (2017) Only a Beginning (2015) But Not Until (2014) In its nineteen years of virtuosic performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a force of excellence in contemporary music. Hailed by The New York Times for its "fiery ensemble virtuosity" and for its "first-rate performances" by The Washington Post, counter)induction has given critically-acclaimed performances at Miller Theatre, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. counter)induction is the winner of an ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and has headlined numerous festivals, including the Music at the Anthology Festival, Boston Conservatory New Music Week, the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, and most recently the 2010 Conference of the International Consortium for Auditory Display.
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Concerts, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Contemporary Works By Composer/Performer Collective

Forum | Moving Images: The Power of Photography


With: -- Lynn Johnson in an award-winning photojournalist for National Geographic and other outlets. -- Jennifer Tucker is a visual historian and author at Wesleyan University. -- Moderator Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence.
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Discussion | Tax Strategies That Will Help You


Orume Hays, CPA, reviews available tax advantaged accounts: IRA's 401K's 529's HSAs and more, which will help the average taxpayer lower his or her annual tax bill. Learn which types of accounts are best for your needs at different stages of your life. Ms. Orume Hays Agbeyegbe is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA ) in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Her extensive finance and accounting experience includes working with small, medium, local, national, and international businesses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Tax Strategies That Will Help You

Lesson | Writing Hard Boiled Mystery and True Crime


An evening of free-form creative writing! No formal writing experience is required, just enthusiasm and curiosity to see where writing takes you. Each month's Free-Writing workshop will feature a theme to inspire your writing. In our October session, try your hand at writing a mystery to be solved. This is a relaxed forum to experiment with and strengthen your writing. We offer the option, but not the requirement, to share your work in each session. Write freely and meet other people who love writing for the sake of writing!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Writing Hard Boiled Mystery and True Crime

Author Reading | In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family


An American, secular, diasporic Jew, author Lis Harris grew up with the knowledge of the historical wrongs done to Jews. In adulthood, she developed a growing awareness of the wrongs they in turn had done to the Palestinian people. This gave her an intense desire to understand how the Israelis’ history led them to where they are now. However, she found that top-down political accounts and insider assessments made the people most affected seem like chess pieces. What she wanted was to register the effects of the country’s seemingly never-ending conflict on the lives of successive generations.  
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family

Classical Music | Homage to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco


Program: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): Fantasia per chitarra e pianoforte op.145 (1950); I naviganti op.13 (1919); Tarantella op.87 (1936); Passatempi, 5 piccoli Walzer op.54 (piano solo - 1928) Giovanni Scapecchi (b. 1977): Cinque danze sulle crete (2018) Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): Capriccio diabolico [homage to Paganini] (1935); Le stagioni (1924); Tonadilla op.170 Sur le nom de Andres Segovia (1954) Fabio Mengozzi (b. 1980): Fantasia per chitarra e pianoforte (2018) With: Duo Ravasio-Amidei
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Book Club | Mystery Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing


Where the Crawdads Sing is a debut novel by nature writer Delia Owens. It is both a murder mystery and a coming-of-age story set in coastal North Carolina in the 1950s-'60s. The narrative draws on the author's naturalist background to vividly and critically depict a Southern society that's still within living memory.   Discussion led by SCNY Mystery Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.  
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Author Reading | Cilka's Journey: Surviving Auschwitz


From the bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. Author Heather Morris will be discussing and signing her new release, a harrowing journey of a woman whose beauty both saved and condemned her in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp during WWII. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Cilka's Journey: Surviving Auschwitz

Author Reading | Dune Song: Witnessing 9/11


After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Center, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. With author Anissa M. Bouziane.
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Author Reading | Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry


A definitive account of the psychology of zealotry, from a National Book Award winner Robert Jay Lifton, a leading authority on the nature of cults, political absolutism, and mind control.
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry

Author Reading | Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race


A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a "black" father from the segregated South and a "white" mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of "black blood" makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations--but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions.
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Dance Performance | Come Watch a Legend at Work: Dance and Film Icon Yvonne Rainer


Yvonne Rainer is one of the most iconic voices in postmodern dance and film. As part of her residency, Rainer will stage her most recent dance, Again? Now What?, with students in the Department of Dance for their upcoming concert at New York Live Arts (November 21 - 23). Preview the dance and experience Rainer in action, followed by a Q&A. Open Rehearsal.
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Dance Performances, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Come Watch a Legend at Work: Dance and Film Icon Yvonne Rainer

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: Augie Sherman SWAN WIP Productions
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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.
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Discussion | ISIS Without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?


From 2017–2018, U.S.-backed forces gradually liberated Iraqi and Syrian territory occupied by ISIS and its so-called caliphate. Today, the caliphate is no more, but ISIS remains active. What is ISIS without its territory? What will happen to ISIS fighters? What about the women and the children that ISIS left behind? Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss these and other questions.
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Talk | The Illusion of Movement in Animation


Pooh Kaye is a choreographer, performer and visual artist who has been making both live dances and animated films since 1975. In her movies, she seeks to create the illusion of movement by subverting the impulse to move with the appearance of movement.
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Talks, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, The Illusion of Movement in Animation

Lecture | The Price of Love for Old Men


This talk considers the nineteenth-century French genealogies of two related concepts in sexual ethics: “sexual poverty,” a phrase that names an unavoidable reality in any sexuality competitive society; and “sexual entitlement,” a putative “right” to sexual intimacy, which was occasionally imagined in utopian terms in the nineteenth century, but whose near-inevitable slide into misogyny is evident in its contemporary iterations among online “incel” communities. Even so, the notion of sexual entitlement is a revealing symptom of French modernity, in which Enlightenment political buzzwords, capitalist-informed modes of social analysis, and the distortions of the sexual double standard are simultaneously at work. Considering writers as diverse as Fourier, Chateaubriand, Staël, and Baudelaire, I explore how nineteenth-century French texts ask prescient and provocative questions about the nature and limits of the discourse of “rights,” and about the political life of the libido." Speaker Andrew Counter is Associate Professor of French at the University of Oxford (UK) and a Fellow of New College. In English
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, The Price of Love for Old Men

Author Reading | Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right


In 1981, emboldened by Ronald Reagan's election, a group of some fifty Republican operatives, evangelicals, oil barons, and gun lobbyists met in a Washington suburb to coordinate their attack on civil liberties and the social safety net. These men and women called their coalition the Council for National Policy. Over four decades, this elite club has become a strategic nerve center for channeling money and mobilizing votes behind the scenes. Its secretive membership rolls represent a high-powered roster of fundamentalists, oligarchs, and their allies. With author Anne Nelson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right

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 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Stargazing in the City
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