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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 10, 2023?

45 free events take place on Tuesday, October 10 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 10 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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45 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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free events nyc Piano and Organ Music (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers
free events nyc Dear Fredy (2017): Documentary on Gay Jew Who Ran a Day Care Center at Auschwitz (online)
free events nyc Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies: How Doubting the Bard Became the Biggest Taboo in Literature
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Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

Reading | A Reading of Hitchcock's Vertigo from an Indigenous Vantage Point (online)


Former San Francisco police officer John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) has developed acrophobia and must follow a woman (Kim Novak) who may be possessed by a ghost from the past in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Widely considered his crowning achievement, the film has long been canonized as cinema’s essential image of San Francisco. In its sundry dissections, much of the focus centers on its portrayal of obsession while few have dug deep into its foregrounding of California’s dark legacy of the Mission Era. Filmmaker Adam Piron hosts a live reading and visual essay that offers a reading of Vertigo from a uniquely Indigenous vantage point and interprets Hitchcock’s msterpiece as a statement on the ongoing costs of a colonialism, specific to California, and the psychological violence that continues to ripple from its blast point.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Postural Therapy: Living Comfortably (online)


Start your day with movement! Get energized in this virtual session with postural therapist, Joey Zimet, and learn exercises to improve posture and function. The class will incorporate unique standing, sitting, and floor exercises that are gentle and easily adapted to fit your needs. These methods are well-studied and based upon neuroscience, biomechanics, the myofascial system, and other variables. Treat yourself to some maintenance and self-care!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven and Robert Schumann


Sahun Sam Hong, piano. Program Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Fantasiestücke, op. 12 Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, op. 111
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Forum | The Corrosive Effect of Genocide Denial in Post-Genocide Societies


The scope of the discussion will address the following: "Genocide denial not only abuses history, including contemporary history, but it also insults the survivors and extends the original crimes. Denial is the final act that never ends for the survivors. This discussion seeks to dive into contemporary genocide denial in the Balkans and beyond in discussion will also examine some of the parallels of contemporary genocide denial and its parallels to Holocaust distortion that is sweeping Europe and beyond. Speakers: Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Menachem Rosensaft, Professor, Columbia Law School Velma Saric, Founder and President of Post Conflict Research Center, Sarajevo; Founder of the Western Balkans Coalition for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Film | Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero


A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones. Director: George A. Romero Cast: Judith O'Dea, Duane Jones, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley, Keith Wayne George A. Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, editor and actor. His Night of the Living Dead series of films about an imagined zombie apocalypse began with the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) and is considered a major contributor to the image of the zombie in modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Romero is often described as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre and has been called the "Father of the Zombie Film" and an "icon."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Jazz | Piano and Organ Music (In Person AND Online)


Michael King, virtuosic piano and jazz organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | The Fear of Too Much Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Courts


Legendary defense attorney Stephen B. Bright and legal scholar James Kwak offer a heart-wrenching overview of how the criminal legal system fails to live up to the values of equality and justice espoused in the U.S. Constitution, and instead perpetuates the legacy of racism and white supremacy in this country. Their book is brimming with accounts of the experiences of the poor and disenfranchised that provide a harrowing survey of the failures of the criminal court system, particularly in the American South. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:10 pm
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Talk | Measuring Structural Racism: Lesson Learned from the Marvin Grey Matter Family (online)


Speaker Paris “AJ” Adkins-Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health. She is a multidisciplinary community-partnered health equity researcher who investigates the impact of structural racism, and other structural determinants, on healthy aging for historically marginalized groups like those racialized as Black and Pacific Islander.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | All About Eve (1950): drama


Eve Harrington is waiting backstage to meet her idol, talented but aging Broadway star Margo Channing. It seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of her current play. Margo and her friends take Eve under their wing but only theatre critic Addison DeWitt sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take Margo's parts and her fiancé, Bill Simpson too. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Deconstructing the Fitness Industrial Complex; How to Resist, Disrupt and Reclaim What It Means to Be Fit in American Culture


Exploring their own diverse experiences as personal trainers, gym founders, educators, activists and movement instructors who hold BIPOC, trans, queer, fat, neurodiverse and other identities, the contributors to this anthology challenge what it means to be “fit” or “unfit,” “well” or “unwell,” while operating within an industry that defines fitness as straight, white, male, middle class, heteronormative and thin. Readers are invited to consider the origins of gym culture in the U.S., including the roles of eugenics, nationalism, evangelism and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Slide Lecture | African Safari Wildlife Photography (online)


An immersive experience like no other! Get ready to embark on a purpose-driven photo safari to Kenya, Africa, with a special focus on the endangered Super Tusker elephants. With less than 30 mature males left on the planet, the urgency of their situation demands our attention. Discover how we can utilize the power of social media to raise awareness and make a difference. As a professional photographer in demanding fields such as weddings, events, and corporate photography,Bob Davis has found solace and inspiration in the abundant wildlife and nature that surrounds us. Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into the importance of wildlife photography, learn about remote camera techniques, in the field workflow and backing up your images and gain a deeper understanding of the natural world's influence on our lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lecture | Anti Capitalist Interventions in Complex Urban Systems


Parsons Associate Professor of Urbanism Miguel Robles-Durán will present his talk, "Anti Capitalist Interventions in Complex Urban Systems." Grounded in the theories of Karl Marx, David Harvey's theory of Uneven Geographical Development, and his own revision of Unitary Urbanism, Miguel Robles-Durán co-founded Urban Front with David Harvey in 2019. Urban Front is a transnational consultancy that provides research, intelligence, and development support to progressive public and social sectors confronting critical urban complexities with a directive towards social and environmental justice. The organization has 21 members across North America, South America, and Europe and is currently developing three critical projects on housing, economy, governance, and culture with the governments of Mexico City, Rotterdam, and the Pichincha Province in Ecuador. In this talk, Prof. Robles-Durán will discuss the history, theories, research questions, interventions, and the challenges of working as an anti-capitalist in today's government and urban development landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | On the Path to Net Zero: Critical Minerals, the Climate Crisis, and the Tech Imperium


Even while the climate crisis deepens, the decarbonization of the global economy and the fourth industrial revolution have been subsumed by geopolitics that remain anchored in realist power struggles, now revolving around Sino-American hyper-competition. Access to indispensable minerals for a net zero future has become securitized undermining ties of global interdependence. The panel of interdisciplinary scholars, institutional stakeholders, and industry experts provides insight into this latest manifestation of resource competition and discusses their contributions to the book Critical Minerals, the Climate Crisis, and the Tech Imperium. Panelists Constantine Karayannopoulos, Former CEO, Neo Performance Materials Kristin Vekasi, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine Owen Pell, The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities; Retired Partner, White & Case LLP Vasileios Tsianos, Director of Corporate Development, Neo Performance Materials Moderated by Sophia Kalantzakos, Global Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Public Policy
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4:30 pm
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Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Discussion | The Artists Roundtable (online)


A talk with Andres Serrano, an American artist known for his large-scale photographs imbued with religious symbolism. Serrano is best known for his image Piss Christ (1987), a now-infamous pictures of a plastic crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine. Serrano’s art brings together spirituality with physicality in a way that has garnered the artist considerable controversy, although it is not always intended to shock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | Color in Indigenous Textiles


Master artisan Remigio Mestas and color specialist Liz Galván discuss the significance of color in Zapotec textiles. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about dyeing techniques favored by Indigenous artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, and will experiment with colors and materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Performance | Analog Intimacy: A Short Play About Will


Two friends in the after hours entertain ghosts in the kitchen and the bedroom. One friend takes a long walk to the grocery store. One young woman waits for her. This is a short play about locating and accessing one's will when the will has begun to drift away.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Dear Fredy (2017): Documentary on Gay Jew Who Ran a Day Care Center at Auschwitz (online)


When the Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, Fredy Hirsch was a nineteen-year-old German Jew--and openly gay. He was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto and later Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, he set up a day care center, became much admired, and never hid his sexuality. This documentary tells the story of Hirsch's remarkable life and mysterious death--which happened on the eve of a revolt that never came to pass. Director: Rubi Gat 74 min. Followed by a discussion with the director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
$10 suggested donation...

Film | Reimagining Queen Nanny: Her Sword — A Seed


The documentary is a fresh retelling of Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaica’s only female and African-born national hero, highlighting untold herstories, deepening awareness of eco-spiritual foundations established by Afro-Caribbean women, and ancestral cultural preservation. Professor Marcia Douglas co-wrote, narrated and portrayed Queen Nanny. This event will feature a panel discussion with LS Professor Jacqueline Bishop and Dr. Marcia Douglas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Ida y Vuelta


Artists Quintín Rivera Toro and José Ortiz Pagán explore their work in the show Ida y Vuelta and the uncertainty of deciding to depart one's home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Outside Florence, Outside Rome (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who has also guided listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y; acted as maestro del coro for opera in Italy; instructed music at The New School; and directed Underworld Productions. The encounter will focus on: Villa Medici, Fiesole, with Lorenzo de' Medici (lyricist) and Villa d'Este Gardens, Tivoli, with composers Leonora d'Este and Luzzasco Luzzaschi Whatever the purpose of a garden - pleasure, contemplation, practicality, or botany - it is the artifact of someone taming chaos into a recognizable form. When garden forms share underlying aesthetics with music, they make the unseen tangible. In this series, we listen to works by composers associated with Italian gardens, including Leonora d'Este, Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo), Francesco Veracini, and Federico Campana. Like a gardener, the composer "weeds out" unwanted sounds and manipulates others into preordained forms. We explore parallels between gardens - nature organized in space - and music - noise organized in time. Just as some garden designs, like the labyrinth, defy geography and era, so music speaks an international language. Let's listen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Head to the park for a walk 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 to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided. Starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Lecture | Arboreal Media: Trees as History (online)


Trees commonly serve as proxies for progress. We count and map them to track climate health and social justice. Their transformation into datafied and computationally fabricated objects offers the promise of more efficient and sustainable construction and communication. But trees — in their organic, knotty, networked forms — also embody different ways of knowing: they encode deep histories, serve as media for material expression, scaffold broad systems of ecological exchange. This talk examines these branching forms of arboreal intelligence. Speaker Shannon Mattern is the Penn Presidential Compact Professor of Media Studies at Art History at the University of Pennsylvania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | Drawing Dialogues


Artists Andrea Blum and Nora Maite Nieves, featured in the exhibition Drawing as Practice, talk about their work, with a particular emphasis on the role of drawing in their practice. To foster dynamic conversations among participants in the exhibition, the evening will feature a pair of artists presenting. The pairings will celebrate the vitality of technique and approaches to contemporary drawing and create opportunities for interesting discussions among artists and audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Colloquium | The 2023 Augusta Savage Colloquium


The Augusta Savage Colloquium is in honor of the life and work of the artist and educator Augusta Savage. The conference aims to explore the intersections of history, art-praxis, education, and social justice by bringing various scholars and practitioners together for a public conversation. The Augusta Savage Colloquium invites an art historian or historian to present on a topic relative to the life and/ or legacy of Augusta Savage, directly or indirectly, an established artist or contemporary critic presenting original work on a similar or adjacent topic and an emerging BIPOC artist, art historian, architect or engineer addressing similar issues through their work and/or research.    The 2023 colloquium will include presentations by poet/historian Marilyn Nelson, artist/educator Justin Randolph Thompson, and architect Mabel O. Wilson. Connie H. Choi, curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, moderates.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | 2 New Books: Whale Aria / House of Caravans


A celebration of Rajiv Mohabir’s Whale Aria and Shilpi Suneja’s House of Caravans. The authors will be joined in conversation by poet Ashna Ali, for a conversation on the post-colonial themes of these works, and a dive into what their stories can teach us about migration and geopolitics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | A Year and a Day: An Experiment in Essays


Philip Lopate's compelling celebration of the power of the essay, this collection of 47 writings offers a glimpse into the mind of a modern-day Montaigne as he reflects on the miscellany of daily life—movies and art, friends and family—over the course of a single year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism


Historian and activist Premilla Nadasen's new book is a fiery critique of capitalist care relations and the economic profit extracted from care. Care traces the history of the care economy and calls for radical alternatives to our exploitative, profit-driven system. By highlighting the activism of low-wage workers, immigrants, and women of color in movements from Wages for Housework, welfare rights, and the Movement for Black Lives, Nadasen uplifts the fight to practice collective care and to envision a more caring, equitable future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Jazz in the Vortex: Poetry, Healing & Self Archaeology


Enjoy hors’d’oeuvres and drinks while experiencing art, jazz music, poetry, and a discussion on the power of healing-centered approaches to education and to our lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast Discusses Her Children's Book Tired Town (online)


You’ll want to stay up past your bedtime to experience New Yorker contributors Patricia Marx and Roz Chast in conversation about their new children’s book. Starring Nellie Bee Nightly—who is wide awake and not tired at all—this hilarious book is sure to have both kids and adults giggling, imbued with writer and humorist Marx’s wit and charm, and illustrator Chast’s bright colors and expressive characters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Rearranged: An Opera Singer's Facial Cancer and Life Transposed


Rearranged tells the story of Kathleen Watt's departure from the stage when bone cancer in her cheek ended a career as an opera singer. Bringing her face to face with mortality, disfigurement, and the meaning and uses of beauty, Rearranged is a tale of letting go to hold on, of putting old pieces to new uses — and of the unlikely arrangements that make it all work out.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Tricks of the Light: Essays on Art and Spectacle


Jonathan Crary's book brings together essays by the critic and art historian internationally known for his groundbreaking and widely admired studies of modern Western visual culture. This collection features a compelling selection of Crary’s responses to modern and contemporary art and to the transformations of twentieth-century media systems and urban/technological environments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Digital Photography Talk


A talk with award winning filmmaker Mary Engel. Engel is founder and president of the American Photography Archives Group, APAG, and the director of the Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive. She has been the director of the Ruth Orkin Photo Archive since its inception in 1985. Engel’s first film Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 and went on to screen at many other festivals. Her film Morris Engel: The Independent premiered on Turner Classic Movies in 2009.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Stories from Hart Island: The Mysteries of People Buried in America's Largest Cemetery (In Person AND Online)


Go behind the latest season of Radio Diaries' new series, The Unmarked Graveyard, which untangles mysteries of people buried in America's largest public cemetery. Since 1869, more than a million people have been buried on Hart Island, the narrow strip of land off the Bronx in the Long Island Sound: early AIDS patients, immigrants, incarcerated people, artists, and New Yorkers who died of COVID-19. Many people buried there are shrouded in anonymity. The island has no headstones or plaques, just numbered markers. Explanations for how bodies came to be buried there can be hard to find. Long closed off, the island is soon expected to open to the public for the first time. Radio Diaries' new series traces the stories of people who were buried in Hart Island's mass graves, from lost family members to a beloved writer to a missing neighbor. Hear from some of the show's creators and subjects about how these stories came to light. Radio Diaries is a series that presents a first-person audio diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | Why Poetry Matters: 4 Writers


It’s often asked if poetry matters. Four women poets will read work that demonstrates why it does. Patricia Brody, Elizabeth J. Coleman, Lucille Lang Day, and Alicia Ostriker will read work that helps light our way forward.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies: How Doubting the Bard Became the Biggest Taboo in Literature


Journalist and literary critic Elizabeth Winkler sets out to probe the origins of this literary taboo. Whisking you from London to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Washington, DC, she pulls back the curtain to show how the forces of nationalism and empire, religion and mythmaking, gender and class have shaped our admiration for Shakespeare across the centuries. As she considers the writers and thinkers--from Walt Whitman to Sigmund Freud to Supreme Court justices--who have grappled with the riddle of the plays' origins, she explores who may perhaps have been hiding behind his name. A forgotten woman? A disgraced aristocrat? A government spy? Hovering over the mystery are Shakespeare's plays themselves, with their love for mistaken identities, disguises, and things never quite being what they seem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Book Discussion | 11: When Pinochet Seized Power in Chile


Carlos Soto Románe's 11 evokes the "other" September 11th: Chile’s September 11, 1973, when Augusto Pinochet led a military coup to oust the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and inaugurated a brutal 17-year dictatorship. Assembled from found material such as declassified documents, testimonies, interviews, and media files, 11 takes the form of collage, erasure, and appropriation, the langue emerging from censorship and suffocation as experienced under military rule. Soto-Román’s work asks us to understand the past through what has been covered up, to reflect on the spoken and unspoken pieces that interact to create a collective memory. This collaborative version into English, marking the 50th year since the coup and translated collectively by eight translators, attempts to answer that question and provide a means to reflect on the relationship between writing, trauma, and politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | New York City's Longest-Running Cold Play Reading


Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of artists intent on creating a creative home for new voices. Forming a community of writers, directors, actors, producers, and designers, our founders crafted an open environment for expression, experimentation, and production. The company took its name from the John Tytell book, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as “a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream.” As a young group, the Naked Angels artists felt the same way; needing a place where, through the medium of theater, they could show the world a different perspective of the times. Sometimes outraged, often irreverent, occasionally absurd, and always intelligent, enthusiastic and fun, Naked Angels’ work was a spark to which audiences were quickly drawn. The Space, as their theater on 17th Street was known, soon became a vital, thriving crossroads where talented theater artists met and collaborated: the destination of choice for those seeking a truly celebratory theatrical experience.
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