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51 free events take place on Thursday, October 27 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 27 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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51 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, October 27, 2022

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free events nyc Producer of The U.S. and the Holocaust in Conversation (online)
free events nyc Music for Harpsichord by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti and More (in-person and online)
free events nyc Moving Beauty: Rethinking Architecture's Forgotten Mandate (in-person and online)
free events nyc New York Times Bestselling Author Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation
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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 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Improve Your Resilience With Professional Coaching


Meet with a Resilience Coach who can assist you in developing and sustaining a positive mindset, overcoming adversity, and building confidence. Coaches provide a safe space for you to share your thoughts and be yourself, while offering personalized feedback to help you work through challenges - identifying or filling in the gap between where you are now and where they want to be personally or professionally.
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Workshops, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Improve Your Resilience With Professional Coaching

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
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Opening Reception | Good Interventions '22: An Economic Design Exhibition


An economic and strategic design exhibition that aims at bringing together new and exciting work of designers who approach economies, societies and politics in new ways. Selected from 70 design projects created by more than 85 designers, the exhibition’s 15 projects that display Good Interventions have one thing in common: Deploying design, arts, and social sciences together to address pressing problems of our times.  From a dance choreography to perform the everyday life of a platform economic worker, to a feminist speculative design in money making; from metaverse financial space-making to attention deficit economies, from taqueria banks to macrame accounting, the 15 winning projects give a hand to the hands that open a door to new thinking about economies.
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Opening Receptions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Good Interventions '22: An Economic Design Exhibition

Discussion | Elections, Protests and Political Turmoil Churns in the Balkans (online)


Speakers: Reuf Bajrović, Vice President at the US-Europe Alliance; Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute Ivana Stradner, Advisor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Barish Center for Media Integrity Agon Maliqi, Policy Analyst; Civil Society Activist; Media Writer from Prishtina, Kosovo Kurt Bassuener, Co-founder and Senior Associate of the Democratization Policy Council Goran Miletić, Director for Europe and MENA at Civil Rights Defenders; Deputy Global Director Alek Barovic, Montenegrin political scientist; columnist; civil activist Dario Čepo, Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law Aulonë Kadrlu, Editor of Kosovo-based online magazine Kosovo 2.0 (K2.0) Moderated by Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Elections, Protests and Political Turmoil Churns in the Balkans (online)

Lecture | From Ancient Seaport to Medieval Crossroads: One Era Passes, Another Begins (in-person and online)


Richard Bulliet of Columbia University will lecture on the degree of continuity between late antique and the medieval period and across geographies. The transportation infrastructure of the southern portion of the antique world shifted from maritime trade and liquid cargoes to camel caravans and dry cargoes. This shift signaled the passage from Late Antiquity to Medieval times. The chronology of the shift correlates with the geographic spread of one-humped camel herding, which accelerated after the Arab conquests.
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Lectures, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, From Ancient Seaport to Medieval Crossroads: One Era Passes, Another Begins (in-person and online)

Lecture | Making the Neoliberal Hindu Nation: Accumulation and Legitimation in Modi's India


The Modi regime in India presents us with a conundrum: while economic policies serve to drive an extreme polarization of income and wealth in favor of elite groups, the BJP government enjoys considerable support among subaltern citizens. In this paper, I explore how this scenario can be understood in terms of how accumulation and legitimation are reconciled through the convergence of neoliberalization and Hindu nationalism. With: Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Professor of Sociology, University of Pretoria
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Lectures, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Making the Neoliberal Hindu Nation: Accumulation and Legitimation in Modi's India

Discussion | Post-Roe America: Women and Human Rights (online)


A challenging conversation about the loss of bodily autonomy and human rights With the extinction of abortion access as a constitutional right, obstetric care has become a legal labyrinth and cybersecurity for individuals has emerged as a serious concern. Frontline expert Dr. Lisa Harris will address the thorny question of how the SCOTUS decision shapes medical practice. And cybersecurity experts Eva Galperin and Jennifer Granick will plumb the weaponization by law enforcement and ordinary citizen bounty hunters of women's telephone call histories, browser histories, text messages, emails, location data, and payment records.
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Post-Roe America: Women and Human Rights (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Discussion | Producer of The U.S. and the Holocaust in Conversation (online)


Julie Salamon (Wall Street Journal, New York Times) sits down with award-winning documentary filmmaker Lynn Novick, co-director and producer of The U.S. and the Holocaust. She has been making landmark documentary films about American life and culture for more than 30 years. She has created nearly 100 hours of acclaimed programming for PBS in collaboration with Ken Burns, including Ernest Hemingway, The Vietnam War, Baseball, Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War, and Prohibition -- these landmark series have garnered 19 Emmy nominations. One of the most respected documentary filmmakers and story tellers in America, Novick herself has received Emmy, Peabody and Alfred I. duPont Columbia Awards.
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12:30 pm
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Producer of The U.S. and the Holocaust in Conversation (online)

Classical Music | Music for Harpsichord by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti and More (in-person and online)


Hailed internationally for his "colorful, kinetic performances," harpsichordist Hank Knox presents an eclectic program of music featuring a lush suite by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, a witty mediation on the natural world by Girolamo Frescobaldi, flamboyant and virtuoso sonatas of Domenic Scarlatti, and the sublime music of the great J.S. Bach.
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Music for Harpsichord by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti and More (in-person and online)

City Walk | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


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.
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3:00 pm
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City Walks, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Lecture | Digital State Capitalism in the Context of Belt Road Initiatives (in-person and online)


The increasing digitalisation of international trade deepens globalisation, and data flows play a key role in this transformation. With its rise as an information superpower, China is reshaping global data governance by exporting digital products and building digital infrastructures. Behind this expansion is the increasing growth of China’s global e-commerce services in African smart cities. China exports not only its technology but also its authoritarian values and governance mechanisms to host states. It is building up China’s soft power in data governance in furtherance of digital state capitalism (DSC) consistent with a Beijing Model. A digital silk road (DSR) has come into shape to consolidate China’s advocated cyber sovereignty. Speaker Qingxiu Bu has published widely in a variety of areas of law, many of which are themed around law and global challenges, with a particular focus on the development of legal infrastructures in transnational law and global governance. 
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Book Discussion | The Anomaly, by Herve Le Tellier


In Herve Le Tellier's most ambitious work yet a group of passengers about to start their descent into JFK hit a shockingly violent patch of turbulence. When they emerge on the other side they discover a reality both perfectly familiar and utterly strange. Part high literature and part bingeable Netflix series, enjoy an ingenious, timely variation on the doppelganger theme that taps into the parts of ourselves that elude us most. Herve Le Tellier came to general attention in 1998 with the publication in France of his book Les amnesiques n'ont rien vecu d'inoubliable, a collection of one thousand very short sentences all beginning with "Je pense que" (I think that), published in English as A Thousand Pearls (for a Thousand Pennies). He is a member of the international literary group Oulipo, and seven of his books have been translated to English. Copies of The Anomaly will be available at the 2nd floor main desk.
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Book Discussion | The End(s) of Ethnography at 30


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Patricia Ticineto Clough's The End(s) of Ethnography and the questions her book raised are as relevant now as they were then. Published in 1992, but conceived, thought, and written between 1983 and 1989, End(s) registers the previous decade or more of cultural criticism while also trying to "sustain the intellectual tensions [and] elaborate the possibilities they called forth" (xii). Clough expediently covers the, by then (1980s-1992), ground of multiculturalism, decanonization, and the many efforts to account for subject position, theoretical vantage points, and reflexivity–i.e. the many (inter) implications of race, gender, sexuality, class, and more, in writing, authorship, reading, disciplinary fields, and in objects of study. Schedule: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Patricia Clough in conversation with House of Time 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: Panel w/ Jasbir Puar, Jayna Brown, Una Chung, Ezekiel Dixon-Román (+ video Tiziana Terranova) 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Reception
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Lecture | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Epidemic You Don't Hear About (online)


Heather Bruegl will discuss an epidemic that no one is talking about outside of Indian Country: an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. With numbers so high that they are unreported, how do we deal with it all? Why aren't there concrete statistics? Why do the crimes go unreported? What has the FBI done to help with this epidemic? What does "Missing White Woman Syndrome" have to do with this? In the Munsee language, Heather Bruegl's name is Kiishookunkwe, meaning sunflower in full bloom. Heather is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History. Heather is the former director of education at Forge Project and travels frequently to present on Native American history, including policy and activism.
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Lectures, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Epidemic You Don't Hear About (online)

Opening Reception | Alex Carver: Engineer Sacrifice


Across thirteen paintings ranging from the monumental to the intimately self-scaled, Alex Carver’s new work warps the world of contemporary painting. Marking an evolution in his practice of indirect image production, Engineer Sacrifice is inextricably—even agonizingly—bound up with the futurities of human imagination and our tenuous relation to the past. Proposing a confrontation with painting as both a familiar and dissimilar body, these works reveal themselves as surrogate skins contoured to the material world that gather to themselves the apparitions by which we re-envision, reconfigure, and remake it.
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Opening Reception | Dreamlands: Group Show


This show highlights moving images that convey the strangest corners of dreams and nightmares, and the spaces in between. The landscapes of dreams will always be impossible to fully understand, but certain visualizations—a love story between an apple and a dog, two color-shifting 3D nurb forms, rainy day imaginations—work to move closer to representing our subconscious. This exhibition creates a space to embrace both individual and collective dreamlands. Through stop-motion ceramics, generative video and mixed media, these animations and films explore the often indefinable characteristics of our nightly subconscious.”
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Opening Reception | Lisa Williamson: A Landscape and a Hum


A solo exhibition of new sculptures and works on paper by Lisa Williamson. Approaching the gallery as a container for individual and collective abstraction, Lisa Williamson leans into the formal considerations of sculpture to create works that are visually precise, physically resonant, and highly attuned to the spaces in which they are exhibited. In a series of suspended sculptures, wall reliefs, and works on paper, Williamson describes a landscape that is not separate from architecture or bodies, but is rather a distilled construction in parts — a compression. The title of the exhibition reflects not only the resonance or charge imbued within a particular form but also that of the space a work inhabits.
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Opening Reception | Marjolijn de Wit: Sorry for the Damage


An exhibition of oil paintings by the Netherlands-based artist. Exuberant and lush, the paintings are in a relatively small scale for the artist, whose oeuvre includes larger canvases and floor installations, as well as collage based works that are inspired by or incorporate ceramic pieces. In her third solo exhibition, De Wit hones in on the startling disconnect between the advertising and the editorial content of National Geographic magazines from the 1970’s and 80’s. Seen from the vantage point of our time, the articles and imagery that promote the wonders and diversity of the earth are negated by a lifestyle bent on our planet’s ruination. Extraction of gems, minerals, or fossil fuels, luxury underpinned by unseen carbon footprints; food delivered from every corner in every season at an environmental cost; these issues have grown more prominent today.
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Opening Reception | Paweł Althamer: Polish Sculpture


The Polish artist Paweł Althamer’s first gallery exhibition in the United States. After 30 years of exhibiting throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia and participating in numerous international biennial shows, as well as in Documenta and Skulptur Projekte Münster, it is nothing short of a sensation that the acclaimed sculptor and performance artist has chosen this moment to stage a large-scale exhibition in New York. For the installation, Althamer has intertwined four distinct bodies of sculptures into a network of figures that sprawls over the first and second floors. The viewer will find: a group of five life-size dancers; a group of three small figures on found vintage furniture; three ceramic sculptures depicting the artist’s son Kosma; and eight 'sleeping bag' portrait sculptures. All works were created in Warsaw over the last year and a half. For all the differences in material and process, these four groups are held together by the common thread of the communal experience, for which the theme of the dance creates the fitting, overarching key and vision.
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Opening Reception | Raphael Navot: On the Same Subject


A polymath designer acclaimed for his retail and hospitality spaces and private residences, Navot references his own daily drawing practice to liberate himself from preconceived expectations. Free to question every step and choice in the creative process, Navot uses this opportunity to reflect on the rigorous journey from first concept to realized physical work. “By forgetting the destination and reversing the method, you’re leaving the intention to navigate around the many facets of the same subject,” he states. One of the rising form-givers in the field, Navot communicates through a collective language harnessing the power of universal symbolic archetypes. An homage to the natural world, this series features a dialogue between handcraft and the natural landscape—referring to the very origins of furniture: “a pile of rounded rocks that invites sitting, a supported sliced pebble that becomes a usable surface. These compositions consider the idea of comfort as both mental and physical,” Navot states.   The final body of work on view synthesizes a myriad of artistic decisions: proportion, volume, material, palette, construction, motif. Pairing European traditional handcraftsmanship with cutting-edge technology such as robotics and 3D printing, this body of work symbolizes the next frontier of high craft with materials ranging from bronze, wood, fossil stone, to eco-resin and recycled PLA.
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Opening Receptions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Raphael Navot: On the Same Subject

Opening Reception | Reflections: The Art of Drawing


A reception and an artist talk by David Miretsky about his work on exhibit. David Miretsky studied at the Kyiv Art Institute from 1965 to 1969. Unable to exhibit his work in official venues because of its unorthodox subject matter and style, Miretsky took part in underground exhibitions in Kyiv and Moscow, which eventually led to his arrest and the confiscation of some works. He and his family left the Soviet Union and made their way to the U.S. in 1975, settling first in Cincinnati, but then moving to New York, where he has made his home ever since. Today he lives and works in Brooklyn. He has had a number of solo exhibitions in Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York, and in 2006 he exhibited his work at the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv). You can learn more about Miretsky’s life and work by visiting his website: davidmiretsky.com.
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Opening Receptions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Reflections: The Art of Drawing

Book Club | The Unfolding, by A.M. Homes (in person and online)


The Unfolding by A.M. Homes is a story about a man undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election who taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, he also faces turbulence within his family. His wife, Charlotte, grieves a life not lived, while his 18-year-old daughter, Meghan, begins to realize that her favorite subject -- history -- is not exactly what her father taught her. In a story that is as much about the dynamics within a family as it is about the desire for those in power to remain in power, A.M. Homes presciently unpacks a dangerous rift in American identity, prompting a reconsideration of the definition of truth, freedom and democracy -- and exploring the consequences of what happens when the same words mean such different things to people living together under one roof. A.M. Homes is an American writer best known for her controversial novels and unusual short stories, which feature extreme situations and characters. Her last book, May We Be Forgiven (2012), won the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), awarded in the United Kingdom
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Performance | A Virtual Salon Featuring Renowned US DADA Artists (Online)


Hosted by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, this online salon of DADA artists from across the country will feature discussion and performances in equal measure. Peter Carlaftes is a New York-based playwright, author, and poet. He is author of six books, and most recently edited the critically-acclaimed anthology The Faking Of The President: Nineteen Tales of White House Noir, which is a New York Times Editor's Choice. Kat Georges is a New York City-based poet, playwright, editor, publisher, and graphic designer. Author of Our Lady of the Hunger: Poems, Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents, and Punk Rock Journal. The original DADA movement started in Zurich, New York, and Paris in 1916 as a artistic reaction to World War I. Many Dadaists believed that the 'reason' and 'logic' of a bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war -- and would continue to do so. They expressed their rejection of that ideology through artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality.
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Other | A Wine-Tasting Evening


A tasting journey through Italy with Pasqua. Experience the best wines of Verona at tasting stations throughout the bookstore where you can enjoy the latest releases from Pasqua and learn more about the brand's history with third-generation family member Alessandro Pasqua. PASQUA VIGNETI E CANTINE is a Veronese wine company, owned by the Pasqua family. Founded in 1925, the winery is recognized worldwide as a producer and ambassador of prestigious Veneto wines. The company's ambition is to bring into the future, with renewed stylistic codes, all the winemaking experience consolidated over 100 years of history. Today, working alongside President Umberto are his sons Riccardo, Chief Executive Officer, and Alessandro, President of Pasqua USA. With the presentation of the Pasqua House of the Unconventional manifesto, today the company aims to be a research laboratory, a space for dialogue, where quality and creativity are the protagonists.
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Others, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, A Wine-Tasting Evening

Lecture | Hobbes on Sex


Even on a close reading of Hobbes’s corpus, it is difficult to extract a clear picture of his views on gender. In the history of philosophy, most of the ‘great’ philosophers engaged with questions about women’s ‘nature’ and the appropriate role for women in the family, society, and state. Hobbes, however, seems to have far less to say on the subject than most, and what he does say is often ambiguous or paradoxical. It is a fundamental tenet of Hobbes’s political theory that all people are equal in the state of nature, women included; yet he makes reference to the general superiority of men as regards physical strength, courage, wit, and suitability for rule. Hobbes denies the naturalness, inevitability, and godliness of patriarchy, and he even argues for natural maternal right; however, he describes families in civil societies in terms of fathers ruling over their servants and children—leaving women out of the picture altogether. His texts are peppered with various offhand comments, allusions, and intimations about women and sexuality more generally, many of which are provocative and undeveloped. One of the most intriguing parts of his analysis is his repeated appeal to the example of the ancient Amazonian warrior women who engaged in procreative contracts with men from neighboring tribes. Speaker Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University) uses Hobbes’s discussion of the Amazons to examine his views about gender and, thereby, his place in the history of philosophy as seen from a feminist perspective.                                     
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Lecture | Moving Beauty: Rethinking Architecture's Forgotten Mandate (in-person and online)


Throughout late-modernity, Architecture has progressively relied on scientific and technological knowledge as a means to justify itself and its projects. With some notable exceptions, aesthetic considerations have been relegated to a secondary or complementary role. Beauty in Architecture has become something that can be considered only if Reason has first solved its socio-economical requirements; and even then, we tend to frame the quest for Beauty as superficial, capricious, and banal. Throughout Western Culture, Beauty has had an unrelinquishable part in the construction of any World deemed worthy of chasing. Architecture holds a special responsibility in these Ethics: the Vitruvian Triad does not give us a choice on whether we should incorporate Beauty into our design of the habitable world; it mandates Stability, Utility,and Beauty. In the relation between Architecture and Migration, this forgotten mandate becomes apparent. Solving problems such as -- among others -- housing for the displaced or shelter for those in movement in a functional and economical manner is, of course, indispensable. However, Architecture must remember that Beauty it is one of the main forces that jumpstarts human movement. Aristotle speculated that only a beautiful image can move us in the direction of what is fair and just. Has that really changed? If not, Architecture must not only reconsider the importance of Beauty, it must also question who determines what is Beautiful: are we to continue pretending a few can dictate what Beauty is, or are we to open our eyes to what really moves people; to Democratic Beauty? Speaker William Brinkman-Clark is a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
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Lectures, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Moving Beauty: Rethinking Architecture's Forgotten Mandate (in-person and online)

Discussion | Science Journalism: What We Learned in the Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic that began in the spring of 2020, and which we are still living through, was perhaps the biggest science story since the moon landing in 1969. What have science journalists learned from it? Laura Helmuth, the editor in chief of the nation's oldest continuously published magazine, Scientific American, will offer her perceptions in a live in-person interview with Claudia Dreifus.
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Science Journalism: What We Learned in the Pandemic

Concert | "Somewhere in Time" Concert


Come see Blue Jay and be taken on a sonic journey through the sky. Laugh, dance, connect, love. Prepare for the raw, soulful, eclectic sounds of Blue Jay. Blue Jay is the independent multidisciplinary artist formally known as Pharaoh. His debut mixtape “Malachite” was released October 2nd, 2021, under the name Pharaoh which delicately touched on the motions of heartbreak and renewal. Shortly after he released his second mixtape titled “These Prepare The Way” where he expanded on the truth of oneness. He then released his latest project “Psalms Of You” giving us a peak into the tides of his love life. It is through many unlearnings along his journey to the soul that he’s found his soul mission, which is to weave new frequencies into the fabric of life, using the conduit of his music.
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Author Reading | Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s


Join recording artist, performer, producer, professor, and author Richard Barone for a musical discussion of his new book about a little NYC neighborhood that became the epicenter of revolutionary developments in American music and culture duringthe 1960s. Joining Richard will be musician Terre Roche of the Roches, Mary Lee Kortes, authors and historians Stephen Petrus and Mitchell Cohen, and more.
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Author Readings, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s

Discussion | Artists on Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea


Claire Gilman and critic Alex Kitnick for an evening with Nayland Blake, Paige K. Bradley, Leidy Churchman, Maryam Hosseini, and Wayne Koestenbaum. These New York-based artists and writers were asked to reflect on a drawing from the exhibition Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea. These drawings are little-known and reveal another side of the group's multi-faceted practice. Where General Idea's work typically deals with the media's codes, and takes the form of films, performances, and magazines, these drawings disclose a more handmade and spontaneous quality--though play, camp, and pathos are still very much evident. The evening will include insightful writings and personal ruminations that help unpack these strange and compelling drawings by General Idea.
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Artists on Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea

Lecture | George Washington's Hair and Forgotten Histories of Memory and Patriotism in Early America (in-person and online)


In this lecture, Keith Beutler will discuss how surviving reported locks of George Washington's hair in the holdings of more than 100 public archives and historical museums offer clues about influential, but often forgotten performances of patriotic memory in the early United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Lectures, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, George Washington's Hair and Forgotten Histories of Memory and Patriotism in Early America (in-person and online)

Discussion | Race and the Midterm Elections, with New York Times Correspondents (online)


A live conversation with New York Times national correspondents as they discuss how issues of race, ethnicity and immigration are likely to play out in next month's midterm elections. Panelists: -- Astead Herndon is a national politics reporter for The Times and a political analyst for CNN. -- Maya King is a politics reporter at The Times, where she covers politics in the Southeast. -- Patricia Mazzei is the Miami bureau chief for The Times, covering Florida and Puerto Rico. -- Jennifer Medina is a national politics reporter with The Times, covering political attitudes and power, with a focus on the West. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Rachel Swarns.
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Race and the Midterm Elections, with New York Times Correspondents (online)

Film | Bigger Than Us (2020): Documentary on Young Activists


A feature-length documentary about seven inspiring teenage and young adult activists engaging, like many in their generation, in a struggle for human rights, freedom of expression, social and environmental justice, women’s rights, access to education and food, and a liveable climate. Director: Flore Vasseur 96 min. In French and other languages with English subtitles
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Films, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Bigger Than Us (2020): Documentary on Young Activists

Concert | Code Talker (In Person AND Online)


Steve Long, organ, performs his original piece Code Talker. Composer and keyboardist Steve Long's Code Talker references the Navajo code talkers of WWII while calling into question fundamental ideas about the nature of language, evoking instances of communication impeded both intentionally and unintentionally.
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Screening | Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones


Laura Mars is a glamorous fashion photographer who specializes in stylized violence. In the middle of controversy over whether her photographs glorify violence and are degrading to women, Laura begins seeing, in first person through the eyes of the killer, real-time visions of the murders of her friends and colleagues. Directed by Irvin Kershner With Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois, Raul Julia 104 minutes Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress who's career began in the early 1960s on Broadway. She made her screen debut in the 1967 film The Happening, and rose to fame with her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Her most notable films include the crime caper The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), the drama The Arrangement (1969), the neo-noir mystery Chinatown (1974) for which she earned her second Oscar nomination, the action-drama disaster The Towering Inferno (1974), the political thriller Three Days of the Condor (1975), the satire Network (1976) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the thriller Eyes of Laura Mars (1978). Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive. His other notable starring roles include Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove, Agent K in the Men in Black film series, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, Hank Deerfield in In the Valley of Elah, the villain Two-Face in Batman Forever, Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger, CIA Director Robert Dewey in Jason Bourne, and Warden Dwight McClusky in Natural Born Killers.
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Screenings, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones

Movie in a Park | Hocus Pocus (1993): Teen Meets Witches with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker


A teenage boy named Max and his little sister move to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Director: Kenny Ortega Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy 96 min.
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Movie in a Parks, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Hocus Pocus (1993): Teen Meets Witches with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker

Discussion | New York Times Bestselling Author Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation


Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has published numerous essays and memoirs, novellas, plays, children's and young adult fiction, and dozens of works of short fiction, poetry, and fiction, including We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), as well as New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger's Daughter, A Book of American Martyrs, and the most recent, Hazards of Time Travel, My Life as a Rat, and Night. Sleep. Death.
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, New York Times Bestselling Author Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation

Book Discussion | Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us


Evan Mandery's book is an eye-opening look at how America’s elite colleges and suburbs help keep the rich rich—making it harder than ever to fight the inequality dividing us today The front-page news and the trials that followed Operation Varsity Blues were just the tip of the iceberg. Poison Ivy tells the bigger, seedier story of how elite colleges create paths to admission available only to the wealthy, despite rhetoric to the contrary. Evan Mandery reveals how tacit agreements between exclusive “Ivy-plus” schools and white affluent suburbs create widespread de facto segregation. And as a college degree continues to be the surest route to upward mobility, the inequality bred in our broken higher education system is now a principal driver of skyrocketing income inequality everywhere.
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Book Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us

Book Discussion | The Letters of Rosemary and Bernadette Mayer, 1976–1980


Ccelebrate the launch of this collection of the correspondence between artist Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) and poet Bernadette Mayer (born 1945) between the years of 1976 and 1980, a period of rich creativity in New York’s artistic avant-garde, and one which includes the development of major bodies of work by the two women. Rosemary Mayer was creating sculptures, watercolors, books and “temporary monuments” from weather balloons and snow, while Bernadette Mayer was working on some of her best-known publications, including the book-length poem Midwinter Day and the poetry collection The Golden Book of Words. Spanning the worlds of Conceptual art, Postminimalism, feminism, the New York School, Language poetry and more, these letters elucidate the bonds of sisterhood through intimate exchanges about art, relationships and everyday life. On the occasion of the launch, the book’s editors, Gillian Sneed and Marie Warsh, will provide an introduction, followed by a group reading of selected letters.
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Book Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, The Letters of Rosemary and Bernadette Mayer, 1976&ndash;1980

Film | Through the Darkness: Schoenberg, His Wife, and the Other Man


This documentary illuminates the turbulent relationship between two artistic rebels. In 1907, composer Arnold Schoenberg befriended the brilliant and unknown painter Richard Gerstl. Gerstl and Schoenberg shared not only a devotion to iconoclastic self-expression, but also a love for the same woman, Mathilde Schoenberg. This triangle ultimately led to Gerstl's tragic death at the age of 25, and motivated Schoenberg to revolutionize musical composition with the development of atonal music. Director: Hilan Warshaw 52 min.
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Films, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Through the Darkness: Schoenberg, His Wife, and the Other Man

Discussion | Alex Katz and Paul Taylor: Four Decades of Collaborations


Join Paul Taylor Dance Company Artistic Director Michael Novak and celebrated Taylor alumna and educators Carolyn Adams and Susan McGuire as they discuss the lasting resonance of Alex Katz's collaborations with dancemaker Paul Taylor. Select archival video highlights from their 15 collaborations will be screened, as well as insights into the process, design, and impact of interdisciplinary collaborations. Across eight decades of intense creative production, Alex Katz (b. 1927, Brooklyn, New York) has sought to capture visual experience in the present tense. Emerging as an artist in the mid-20th century, Katz forged a mode of figurative painting that fused the energy of abstract expressionist canvases with the American vernaculars of the magazine, billboard, and movie screen. Throughout his practice, he has turned to his surroundings in downtown New York City and coastal Maine as his primary subject matter, documenting an evolving community of poets, artists, critics, dancers, and filmmakers who have animated the cultural avant-garde from the postwar period to the present. Dancemaker Paul Taylor (1930-2018) first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of a profound, uninterrupted creative output that shaped the future of American modern dance and continues to this day. Since its earliest days, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has toured to venues throughout the United States and around the globe, from college campuses and rural towns to the world's leading opera houses and performing arts centers. The Company has performed in more than 600 cities in sixty-six countries.
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Alex Katz and Paul Taylor: Four Decades of Collaborations

Opera | An evening of opera scenes


Katherine M. Carter, Director Masks must be worn by audience members.
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Lecture | Language Has No Throat


Silence consoles us during an interruption in the flow of words, while pausing for the right words to approach, and in moments when words are hiding away from us. During blocks in which no words would emerge, silence allows us to shift from speech to writing.  Language, in the end, has no throat. As part of the Fall 2022 IDS Lecture Series, Adania Shibli will reflect on being forced into dysfluency in the context of Palestine/Israel, and learning to write in silence as a counterpoint to speaking and to the dubious treatment of words based on their functionality, therefore freeing language from performing the role of pure expression.
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Discussion | Manifesting: The Spirit in the Music (online)


The deep connections between Jazz and the creative influence of Islam, at their root, have a spiritual manifestation that builds on the legacy of Black American music forms. This manifestation of the spirit allows for an exploration that brings together stories, geographies, faiths and musical forms, responding to real life conditions of past and present while imagining the future. It manifests in both the individual and the collective. This session explores the individual stories of musicians that manifest the spirit in the music. With: Dr. Rasul Miller Destiny Muhammad Amatus Sami Moderator: Abdul-Rehman Malik
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Dance Performance | A Celebration of the Life and Work of Choreographer Yuriko


Yuriko Kikuchi, known as a dancer, choreographer and performing artist under the single name Yuriko, will be celebrated for the trailblazing path she created over her 102 years of life. As a natural dancer from birth, Yuriko began performing at the age of ten but gained wide recognition and prominence as the first Asian American dancer in a major company during her years with Martha Graham between 1944 to 1967. Yuriko headlined her first solo choreographic concert on the Kaufmann Concert Hall stage at the 92nd Street Y in 1946 where her company later returned to perform almost every year between 1964 and 1971. In originating the role of Eliza in Roger's and Hammerstein's The King and I she once again broke barriers not only as a performer on stage and in a major motion picture, but as director for a long-running revival of the musical. A program of historic footage, spoken tributes and performances from artists including members of the Martha Graham Dance Company will celebrate this iconic artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, A Celebration of the Life and Work of Choreographer Yuriko

Classical Music | Piano Works by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and More (and Online)


Jack Gao and Spencer Tsai, piano Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) Polonaise-Fantasy Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915) Piano Sonata No. 4 Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) Preludes No. 1-12 Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) Three Movements from Petrushka Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Ballet from Petite Suite Masks are required.
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
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Comedy Clubs, October 27, 2022, 10/27/2022, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Opera | An evening of opera scenes


Katherine M. Carter, Director Masks must be worn by audience members.
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