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56 free events take place on Wednesday, October 30 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 30 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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free events nyc The Economic Dimension of Populism
free events nyc Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents (2019): Documentary
free events nyc The Velvet Revolution 1989: A 30th Anniversary Exhibition
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Boot Camp

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 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | What Do The Hiring Managers Demand?


Steven Davis, a career coach and a recruiter, discusses what recruiters and hiring managers look for. Learn how to refine your efforts and planning to prepare and focus in the most productive ways. Bring a job description and have a mock interview session. Knowledge is Power! Steven Davis has coached thousands of business and technology professionals for over 20 years as Practice Director in global technology recruiting firms and as a Career Counselor and Coach. His strengths include improving upward mobility and making a difference in careers. He has three areas of focus 1) recruiting, 2) career coaching and consulting for companies such as JP Morgan Chase and 3) building his private practice coaching business. Steven calls upon strong analytical abilities combined with a desire to empower professionals to fulfill career objectives. He always has the "best path to success" by customizing solutions as they relate to each job seeker or coaching client.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, What Do The Hiring Managers Demand?

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Midtown Recess: Games and Activities


Relive your favorite part of the school day with Midtown Recess. De-stress and clear your mind with activities including giant chess, oversized Connect 4, ping pong tables, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more.
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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 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Lecture | The Economic Dimension of Populism


Populist leaders have been gaining increasing prominence in the domestic arenas of various developed and developing countries. Their impact on political life in these polities is undeniable. Less is known, though, about the impact of this rise to power on economic matters. This talk will focus on a variety of Eastern European cases to study the impact of these populist leaders on domestic and international economic matters, and show how these leaders strategically implement selective economic policies that will keep them in power. Speaker Paula Ganga is a political scientist with an interest in comparative politics, political economy and political methodology with a regional emphasis on Eastern Europe and other post-communist societies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Lectures, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Economic Dimension of Populism

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 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Guided Mindfulness Meditation: De-stress Session at the Library


Mindfulness meditation consists of three simple steps: take a good seat pay attention to the breath and when your attention wanders, come back to your breath The benefits of mindfulness practice, including meditation, cannot be understated. You will learn what meditation is and isn't and the best strategies for effectively achieving a meditative state. NO previous experience required; beginners are especially welcome.
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Workshops, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Guided Mindfulness Meditation: De-stress Session at the Library

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
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Workshops, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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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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Classical Music | Percussion Ensemble


Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.
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Lecture | Screening And Talk On Tap Dance Videos


Founder of the American Tap Dance Foundation and Tap City, the annual New York City Tap Festival, Tony Waag is an international ambassador of the form, receiving the Dance Magazine Award in 2014 for his countless contributions. Along with special guest Jane Goldberg, Waag will screen some of Goldberg's video archive. Known as "the hoofer with angst", Goldberg has performed her comedy/tap act, Rhythm & Schmooze, "topical tap with running commentary over the feet," in countless jazz, contemporary, and experimental venues throughout The United States, such as The Village Vanguard in NYC, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and Harvard University in Boston.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Lectures, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Screening And Talk On Tap Dance Videos

Classical Music | Catherdral Choir Performs


Tuam Cathedral Choir & Tribal Chamber Choir; Mark Keane, director. Program Plainchant Kyrie  Adrian Batten O Sing Joyfully Tomas Luis de Victoria O quam gloriosum William Byrd Mass for four voices  Eleanor Daley Set me as a seal upon your heart Ola Gjeilo Ubi caritas et amor Traditional Irish, arr. Mark Keane Ag Críost an síol Philip Stopford Ave verum Georg Orban Daemon erripid callidus
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Film | Ghost Story (1981): Haunted By A Spectral Woman


Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story. 110 min. Director: John Irvin. Starring Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire. 
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Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
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Film | Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare (2019): New York Premiere Documentary


Documentary filmmaker Mick Caouette made extensive use of the Frances Perkins Papers held by the university to tell the story of the first woman cabinet member who was the driving force behind the American Social Safety Net. Panel discussion to follow screening to include Alice Kessler-Harris, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, and Christopher Breiseth.
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Master Class | Master Class with a Russian Pianist


Master Class with Boris Slutsky, piano. Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Boris Slutsky has performed with the London Philharmonic, Stuttgart State Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lesson | Researching Vital Records


Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) are fundamental to genealogical research, but often difficult to track down. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
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Discussion | Music Listening Series: Donizetti and Chopin


What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that meets at Casa Italiana and is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Discussions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Music Listening Series: Donizetti and Chopin

Author Reading | Adeline: The Mysterious Death of a Wrongly Committed Woman


From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel A Stirring in the North Fork, Mark Torres’s next installment is a fast-paced gripping tale about the mysterious death of an innocent young woman wrongly committed to a notorious mental asylum in 1977. The ever-determined Savoy Graves returns to try and unmask the sinister fiend, only to find himself plunged deep into the dangerous and dark world of a maniacal secret society willing to guard its identity at all cost.  
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Film | Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents (2019): Documentary


Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents tells the story of Hua Ze, an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings. Director: Risa Morimoto 53 min. Followed by a panel discussion with: -- Teng Biao, human rights lawyer; President, China Against the Death Penalty -- Hua Ze, human rights activist; Executive Director of a human rights organization (confidential for safety reasons) -- He Yang, documentary filmmaker; former human rights activist -- Moderated by: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science
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Films, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents (2019): Documentary

Opening Reception | Encore: Group Exhibition


Encore is conceived as a set and a stage for the release of Always Starts with an Encounter: Wols—Eileen Quinlan (Radio Athènes and Sequence Press, 2019). The book—a companion to the eponymous exhibition, curated by Helena Papadopoulos and organized by Radio Athènes at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens in 2016—further explores the relationship between the work of two artists: Wols (1913–1951), whose opaque experience of the world translated in photographs, paintings, watercolors, poems and aphorisms, and Eileen Quinlan, who probes the material boundaries of the photographic. Spectral and suggestive, but also precise and factual the book owes its immersive design to David Reinfurt (Dexter Sinister). With contributions by Quinn Latimer, Laura Preston, Olivier Berggruen, Papadopoulos, and two conversations with Quinlan, it reflects on a circular idea of time as it wanders in the abstruse physicality of photography as a process.
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Opening Reception | Envisioning the Liquid Land: Forceful Artworks with a Sculptural Edge


Nicole Awai is a multimedia artist best known for her work that incorporates non-traditional materials—including nail polish, black resin, and found objects—to create forceful artworks with a sculptural edge that explore elements of the ‘American experience’. Her practice investigates the interaction between that which comprises the entirety of the Americas, and its relational influence on the United States. “The history of the Americas is about malleability; the shaping and reshaping of resources and culture. It is an evolving, and revolving phenomena of transformation through the movement of bodies and materials,” Awai states.
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Opening Reception | I Was Wondering: Ceramics Pulsate with Forceful Femininity


The first exhibition by artist Ruby Neri has vibrant new sculptures and pastel studies on paper. Neri’s ambitious ceramics pulsate with forceful femininity. Adorning oversized vessels with garnet red lips and bright lemon-yellow hair, the women in the exhibition blur the boundaries between the glamorous and the frantic. Exemplifying an Edenic innocence, their nakedness corresponds to more of a fundamental vitality than a sexual display. The works in the exhibition address ambivalence, confusion and delirium: stereotypical representations of the feminine that Neri refines through empowerment. The vivid surfaces of these volumetric works record the raw energy of Neri’s labor and the passion of her vision, while also retaining the hardness and fragility of the high-heat firing process that secures its form and permanently adheres its colorful glaze.
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Opening Reception | Lineup: Group Show


Stripes, which is to say a sequence of elongated linear marks, have been a central device of avant-garde art since the advent of Modernism in the late 19th century. Present for centuries in architectural forms and the patterning of interior furnishings like carpets and upholstery, their specific role in art history has not yet been systematically analyzed.
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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 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Author Reading | The Shadow King: Ethiopian Women in the 1930s


Set in the era of 1935 during the invasion of Ethiopia by the forces of Mussolini, Maaza Mengiste’s book tells a story of the significant role and shares the meaningful experiences of Ethiopian women during the war.
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Author Reading | Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side


Trish Hall, the former editor of The New York Times op-ed page, has gathered all she knows about newspaper and magazine opinion pieces into a newly published book. Hall will reveal some of the secrets of successful op-ed writing.
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Discussion | Crossing Over: From Documentary to Narrative


Heidi Ewing, Marshall Curry, Jennifer Fox, and Matthew Heineman make up a panel on crossing over from documentary filmmaking to directing narrative films.
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Lecture | Dystopia, Utopia, Atopia: A German Philosopher and an American Poet


In the face of contemporary critiques of dystopia as engendering political hopelessness and apathy, the talk explores the instability of the category of itself. Bringing together work by the German jurist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt, and the American ex-patriot poet H.D., it will show that each engages in thought experiments that might be taken as dystopic, but just as easily as utopic—and hence, as refusing the sharp contrast on which these generic distinctions are made. Speaker: Amy Hollywood
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Other | Horror Trivia Night


Boo! Come to this first trivia night, with a spooky twist! Bring your A-game and your knowledge about horror. Various themed rounds and prizes given to the first and second place teams. Teams of 4, bring your friends. Start your Hallow's eve off right with some tricky-trivia-or-treats!
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Discussion | Moving Beyond Poverty to Prosperity: Energy Challenges for Middle-Income Countries


While, internationally, the most visible push in the energy-development area is to eradicate poverty through increased access, middle-income developing countries face another challenge that resonates more for them domestically and also presents even bigger energy needs: how to acquire increasing amounts of energy to fuel continuing robust economic growth and avoid the middle income trap. The energy ministers of countries that have seen major development gains, from Chile to China, from Vietnam to Peru, are tasked with building a bigger, more secure and cost-effective energy system to support continued economic expansion -- often following a period of successful poverty eradication and overall growth that can present its own set of challenges for governments as they seek to find sources of future economic advancement. The Energy for Development research initiative at the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a panel that brings together former energy ministers to provide their insights into this challenge of energy for growth in the middle-income country context. The panel will comprise Ricardo Raineri, former Minister of Energy of Chile, and Pedro Sanchez, former Minister of Energy of Peru. The event will be moderated by Adjunct Senior Research Scholar Philippe Benoit, who leads CGEP’s energy for development work program.
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Discussion | Perspectives on A Roadmap to Reducing Childhood Poverty


In 2015, Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a comprehensive study of child poverty in the United States, and to provide a nonpartisan, evidence-based report that would provide its assessment of the most effective means for reducing child poverty by half in the next 10 years. The National Academies appointed a committee with expertise in economics, psychology, cognitive science, public policy, education, sociology, and pediatrics to conduct the study and issue a report.  Dr. J. Lawrence Aber, Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, and Dr. Benard Dreyer, Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics for the School of Medicine, served on the expert committee, and co-authored A Roadmap to Reducing Childhood Poverty. The comprehensive report concludes that poverty causes negative outcomes for children, and recommends "packages" of evidence-based policy and program packages that could cut the child poverty rate while increasing employment and earnings in low-income families. Drs. Aber and Dreyer will offer their perspectives on the report and will discuss the proposed policies and programs with Jennifer Jones-Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies and Dr. Xavier de Souza Briggs, Senior Advisor at the Ford Foundation.
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Workshop | Resume Renovation


John Crant shows how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. The topics to be discussed are Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ “3 Second” Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees. John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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Author Reading | 2 New Books: The Nine / Small Admissions


Authors Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg and Amy Poeppel talk education, corruption, and literary response. McWilliams Blasberg's newest novel, The Nine, is the story of Sam Webber, young man who chooses to expose the corrupt underworld of his boarding school. Poeppel's Small Admissions follows Kate Pearson through the highly competitive and occasionally absurd culture of private school admissions. Refreshments will be served.
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Author Reading | The Friend: 2018 National Book Award Winner for Fiction


Author Sigrid Nunez and Professor of English Mary Gordon will discuss The Friend, the profession and teaching of writing, and how drawing on personal experiences has informed their writing.
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Author Readings, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Friend: 2018 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

Film | Until the Birds Return (2017): Algerian Lives


Three interlinked, cross-generational stories about the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings that plunges the audience into the human soul of contemporary Algeria. Director: Karim Moussaoui 113 mins.
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Gallery Talk | Aggregations: An Artist's Deep Roots in Koran Traditions


Artist Kwang Young Chun combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural compositions, called Aggregations, that look like crystal formations, asteroids, or the surface of the moon. Following a nine-month exhibition of Chun's work at the Brooklyn Museum, Joan Cummins discusses the artist's work: its deep roots in Korean tradition, its disruptions of Korean traditions, and its place within the international worlds of abstract art and assemblage.
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Discussion | Futures of Counterterrorism


What should be the global response to emerging terrorist threats? JUN officials, top terrorism experts and faculty gather for a discussion of the future of counterterrorism. Moderator: Michael Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor, Center for Global Affairs With: Mary Beth Altier, Clinical Associate Professor at the Center for Global Affairs Melissa Salyk-Virk, Senior Policy Analyst, International Security Program, New America David Scharia, Chief of Branch, CTED Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group; Founder, The Soufan Center
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Discussions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Futures of Counterterrorism

Lecture | Guadeloupe, Martinique and Puerto Rico: Comparing Post-Colonial, Non-Sovereign Trajectories


Speaker Audrey Celestine is a political sociologist at the Universite de Lille and the Institut Universitaire de France. She is currently a visiting professor at Institute of French Studies where she teaches a course on the historical sociology of France's relationships with its "overseas" territories in the Caribbean. Her research explores political mobilizations by Antilleans in France and Porto Ricans in the United States.
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Author Reading | All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator


Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy will be discussing and reading their book, an unflinching journalistic investigation of Donald Trump's relationships with women and the catalyzation of the #MeToo movement and women's activism.
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Author Reading | Avidly Reads Theory: Short Critical Essays


Avidly―the online magazine founded in 2012 by Sarah Blackwood and Sarah Mesle―specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to the intersection of expertise and passion.  Now, Blackwood and Mesle are partnering with NYU Press to launch an exciting new series of books that are part memoir, part cultural criticism, each bringing to life the author’s emotional relationship to a cultural artifact or experience. As an avowed “theory head,” Jordan Alexander Stein confronts a contradiction: that the abstract, and often frustrating rigors of theory also produced a sense of pride and identity for him and his friends: an idea of how to be and a way to live. Although Stein explains what theory is, this is not an introduction or a how-to. Organized around five ways that theory makes us feel—silly, stupid, sexy, seething and stuck—Stein travels back to the late nineties to tell a story of coming of age at a particular moment and to measure how that moment lives on now.
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Book Signing | Moving Backwards: Video Artists


The US Launch of a new catalogue published on the occasion of Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. After a short introduction by the artists, the program will begin with a screening of the artists’ video, Moving Backwards. This will be followed by readings by Boudry, Lorenz and their collaborator Marbles Jumbo Radio. The evening will conclude with a conversation between Boudry, Lorenz and SI Curator Laura McLean-Ferris. 
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Play | Tartuffe: Molière's Hypocrite


Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning veteran of the armed forces, offers his home as shelter to the poor and pious Tartuffe. Soon, to the dismay of his entire family, he arranges for his daughter to marry him. All are opposed to this union and attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out, but the authoritarian Orgon, is duped by Tartuffe's religious fervor and refuses to see what's what in front of his eyes, no matter how farcically obvious it is. A student production.  
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Plays, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Tartuffe: Moli&egrave;re's Hypocrite

Author Reading | The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968


From the bestselling National Book Award finalist George Howe Colt comes “a well-blended narrative packed with top-notch reporting and relevance for our own time” (The Boston Globe) about the young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.
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Author Readings, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968

Opening Reception | The Velvet Revolution 1989: A 30th Anniversary Exhibition


This exhibition is curated by the National Museum of the Czech Republic to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The exhibition will focus on historical context of the revolution as well as explain the circumstances under which the Communist Party initially took power. A set of illustrations by well renowned young Czech artistic duo Tomski and Polanski will take you on a stroll through historical development of the Czechoslovakia from the end of the WWII. It will explain in detail the hardships Czechoslovakia went through right up until its amicable split of in 1993.
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Opening Receptions, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Velvet Revolution 1989: A 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Author Reading | Angel House: A Surreal Coming-of-Age Novel


David Leo Rice's surreal, haunted coming-of-age novel is about two boys who exist simultaneously at multiple points in their lives, trying to negotiate the ever-shifting terrain of their small town, which may encompass all of existence. Drawing on New England and Southern Gothic traditions, as well as that of the Eastern European grotesque, the novel follows the exploits of numerous characters in this deteriorating town, as they struggle in their desperate and hallucinogenic ways to outrun certain doom.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Bringing Peripheral Communities to Contemporary Art


Javier Téllez is a New York-based artist originally from Venezuela. His film installations reflect a sustained interest in bringing peripheral communities and invisible situations to the fore of contemporary art, addressing institutional dynamics, disabilities and mental illness as marginalizing conditions. Téllez has exhibited his work at the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennial, Documenta, MoMA PS1, the ICA/Boston, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among many others. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999, and in 2016 the Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts from Columbia University, New York.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Political Art


Prolific illustrator and faculty member Steve Brodner will be homored with the 31st annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition in 2019. The Masters Series: Steve Brodner will be a comprehensive retrospective of his celebrated career and include never-before-seen political art and illustration work set along a timeline covering the past five decades.
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Workshop | Zumba Class


Closing our Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With G. Free glow bracelets.
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Workshops, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Zumba Class

Film | Summer (2018): Russia and Rock 'n Roll in the 80s


Leningrad, summer of 1984. Young Victor Tsoi rises to fame during the time of underground concerts, smuggled LPs of Lou Reed and Blondie, and of course, the Leningrad Rock Club. Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov 126 min. In Russian with English subtitles
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Films, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, Summer (2018): Russia and Rock 'n Roll in the 80s

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
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Classical Music | The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers: Contemporary Composers


This fall, the Muse’s Voice series celebrates contemporary composers Tamara Cashour and Catherine Neville and their vocal and instrumental chamber music. Come hear the Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers bring to life the music of these award-winning women. Cashour won first place in the For Women Only Composition Choral Contest for Girly Hurly Burly, her “choral- theatre-burlesque” examination of the three witches in Macbeth. Neville, an accomplished clarinetist, made her composing debut in 2018.
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Concerts, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers: Contemporary Composers
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