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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 13, 2023?

46 free events take place on Friday, October 13 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 13 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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46 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, October 13, 2023

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free events nyc Games & Grooves: Lunchtime Fun
free events nyc The Da Vinci Code (2006) with Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen
free events nyc Tango in the Park
free events nyc Clarion Voice of Soul and Hip-Hop (mainstay of the U.S. Billboard charts)
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Symposium | Eros: Thinking, Feeling, Writing Love from Classical Antiquity to Early Modernity (in-person and online)


What is the nature of love? Does it possess a fixed essence? Is it genetically hardcoded? Or does it bend under the influence of social constructs? Does it transform across time periods, geographical locations and cultural contexts? How is it conceived within varying social and historical frameworks? And how does its perception shift alongside evolving scientific paradigms and the narratives woven by fiction? Beyond their scholarly significance, these questions resonate deeply with us as human beings. The Eros symposium brings together eminent scholars in Literature, Philosophy, Musicology, History of Emotions, and Neurobiology: they will gather at Casa Italiana to share their research, unravel these enigmas, and engage in dialogue with both the in-person and virtual audience. Barbara Rosenwein, a pioneer in the field of History of Emotions and the author of Love: A History in Five Fantasies (2021), posits that emotions intertwine intricately with narratives, stories, and fantasies. These constructs furnish the backdrop and substance from which our emotional landscape emerges. In her keynote address, she will delve into "some specific fantasies that have nourished -- and continue to nourish -- how eros feels and what it means for us today and meant in the past." In the same session, Cristina Alberini, who is both a Neurobiologist and a Psychotherapist, bridging these domains, will elucidate how our brain and psyche, rooted within our memories, shape our individual experience of eros. With the theoretical foundation set by Rosenwein and Alberini, our focus will pivot towards the pre-Modern conceptualisations and experiences of eros, seamlessly blending the Humanities and the History of Science. David Konstan, Julie Van Peteghem, and Aileen Feng will guide us to navigate the Classical, Medieval and Humanistic literary and philosophical landscapes; with Lina Bolzoni, Jane Tylus, and Giuseppe Gerbino, we shall explore the Early Modern Italian perceptions of eros through words and music; Paola Ureni, Monica Calabritto, and Eva Del Soldato shall plumb the scientific and medical interpretations of love that thrived during that era. Finally, during the conference, nine graduate students will deliver a round of lightning talks, sharing their ongoing doctoral projects on the enigmatic terrain of eros.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free

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
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10:00 am
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Discussion | Blackness Is…: Global Black and Indigenous Solidarities (online)


This program reflects on global experiences of Blackness and particularly its intersections with Indigeneity. Bringing together artists, writers, curators, and scholars from across Australia, the Americas, Africa and its diaspora, this conversation between members of the proppaNOW collective and invited speakers considers the multiplicity of Black subjectivities. The Aboriginal experience marks a twofold connection between Blackness and Indigeneity, which frames this discussion on the intersecting histories and articulations of global Blackness. Focusing on connections, divergences, and attendant misconceptions, speakers think towards building coalitions for solidarity and relationality. Within the white-dominated global art context, the conversation also touches on questions of authenticity and representation of Blackness and Indigeneity, asking what forms of Blackness—or Blacknesses—are understood or underrepresented within institutional conversations. Speakers include M. Carmen Lane, two:spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, writer and facilitator; Puleng Plessie, Curator: Education Mediation for the Javett Art Centre and member of 2022-2024 Jane Lombard Fellow Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC); and members of 2022-2024 Jane Lombard Prize Recipient proppaNOW. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Master Class | Trumpet and Horn Master Class


A trumpet and horn master class with Christopher Smith, the Principal Trumpet for the San Diego Symphony.
   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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Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Start times on the hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Forum | From a Hot Peace to a Hot War? Serbia’s Escalation in Violence Broadsides US/EU Diplomats (online)


No one has been surprised by the recent escalation of tensions between Serbia and Kosovo that nearly erupted into war late last weekend when about 7,000 Serbian soldiers were deployed to the Kosovo Border, following two weekends of violence, including the killing of Kosovar police and three other people that occurred when Serbian gunmen battled police during a monastery siege on Sept. 24th. Last week, the United States issued a stern warning to Serbia to pull back their forces deployed at the border. These tensions spiked after the April election of Albanian ethnic mayors in Mitrovica when Kosovo Prime Minister Kurti ordered Kosovo police escorts to their offices. Serbian residents had boycotted the elections. Clashes in May injured dozens of protesters and NATO alliance peacekeepers. The EU dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has has sputtered to a standoff, yielding no agreement – both EU and US diplomats are scrambling to move the tense situation to calmer waters. The genesis of this situation actually began in 2022 during a border crossing license plate dispute between the two countries that eventually led to President Vucic scrambling MIG fight jets over the border with Kosovo igniting tensions that have remained high since. Evidence has emerged revealing Serbian planning had been underway to mount this attack on Kosovo. The EU has issued demands that Serbia and Kosovo to reengage in the dialogue. But Alexander Vucic has made clear when he said that Serbia would never recognize Kosovo, which is a key element and stated clear goal of the European Union dialogue process. This Balkan Roundtable will focus on this ongoing crisis in the Western Balkans. Speakers -- Milka Tadić Mijović, Montenegrin journalist, media executive and international human rights activist -- Ivana Stradner, Advisor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ (FDD) Barish Center for Media Integrity -- Bodo Weber, Senior Associate of the Democratization Policy Council (DPC) -- Reuf Bajrović, Vice President at the US-Europe Alliance in Washington, DC; Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. -- Agon Maliqi, political analyst and activist from Kosovo; creator and co-founder of Sbunker -- Dr Tena Prelec, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Advanced Studies on South Eastern Europe, University of Rijeka -- Una Hajdari, independent reporter based in Rome and focused on Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans -- Alice Taylor, editor and journalist -- Marija Šajkaš, media and communication specialist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshop | Games & Grooves: Lunchtime Fun


Get a group together for some lunchtime grooves and play. A variety of lawn and board games will be made available to borrow and play over the lunch hour, while a DJ spins your favorite beats. Dominoes, cornhole, ping-pong and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Supreme Court: Ready for Reform?, with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse


The Supreme Court is mired in controversy. Public support has collapsed to the lowest level ever recorded in polls. One key reason: unfolding ethics scandals involving undisclosed gifts and dark money groups. Another: hard-right rulings from the Court's supermajority on landmark cases regarding abortion rights, guns, and affirmative action. Americans deserve a fair and independent judiciary. Is it time to reform the Court? And what can the public, the media, and Congress do to bring accountability to this institution? This is a conversation with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), author of the new book, The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court. As a leader on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Whitehouse has unique insights into these issues. He will be joined by the Brennan Center's Michael Waldman, author of The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America and member of the Biden administration's Presidential Commission on the U.S. Supreme Court. Whitehouse and Waldman will discuss important proposals for term limits and ethics reform with Kenji Yoshino, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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 | Renfield (2023) with Nicolas Cage


Renfield, the tortured aide to his narcissistic boss, Dracula, is forced to procure his master's prey and do his every bidding. However, after centuries of servitude, he's ready to see if there's a life outside the shadow of the Prince of Darkness. Director: Chris McKay Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Brandon Scott Jones, Adrian Martinez, Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Coppola family, he is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Cage first gained attention for his romantic roles in Valley Girl (1983), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Moonstruck (1987), and gained praise for playing an ex-convict in the comedy Raising Arizona (1987). For starring as an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another Academy Award nomination for his performance as twins Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002).
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1:00 pm
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Film | The Da Vinci Code (2006) with Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen


A murder in Paris' Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that --should it come to light -- could rock the very foundations of Christianity. Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jurgen Prochnow Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. He has received numerous honors including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor both in 2016, as well as the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2020. Ian McKellen is an English actor. With a career spanning over six decades, he is noted for his roles on the screen and stage in genres ranging from Shakespearean dramas and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is regarded as a British cultural icon and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991. He has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, six Olivier Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, and five Emmy Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | Imitation of Life (1959): drama


Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity. Director: Douglas Sirk Cast: Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Mahalia Jackson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | The In-Laws (1979): action comedy


Mild-mannered dentist Sheldon Kornpett is uncomfortable with his daughter's marriage after meeting her future father-in-law, Vincent Ricardo. Over dinner, Vince tells Sheldon about several of his intercontinental exploits, and Sheldon is concerned that Vince is not altogether what he seems. His suspicions are confirmed when Vince reveals that he's actually a CIA agent investigating an international counterfeiting plot, and that he will need Sheldon's help. Director: Arthur Hiller Cast: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Transfigured Night: Illuminating Prague After the Wende (online)


A reading and conversation about translating Libuše Moníková’s Transfigured Night, and translation between languages, cultures, and spaces with Anne Posten and Meghan Forbes. Moderated by Christopher Harwood. Anne Posten translates prose and poetry from German. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, her translations of authors such as Peter Bichsel, Carl Seelig, Thomas Brasch, Tankred Dorst, Anna Katharina Hahn, and Anja Kampmann have appeared with Catapult, New Directions, Chicago University Press, Music and Literature, n+1, and VICE, among others. Her translation of Anja Kampmann’s High as the Waters Rise was shortlisted for the National Book Award. She is based in Berlin. Meghan Forbes works as a writer, curator, translator, and gardener. She is currently completing a book-length manuscript Technologies for the Revolution: The Czech Avant-Garde in Print and is simultaneously at work on a second monograph on the life and work of the dancer and anti-fascist activist Míra Holzbachová.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Festival | Prelude Festival 2023


Dozens of performances, panels, artists talks, and more at various venues across the city from October 7-27. See link for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Lecture | What Are Cognitive Costs?


Traditional approaches to decision theory typically idealize away from cognitive limitations on the part of the decision maker, and therefore also from the deliberative processes that ultimately lead to a decision. A common way of accommodating limitations on deliberative capacities is to introduce a concept of cognitive cost, assumed to trade off against some independent notion of value or utility. The aim of this talk will be to introduce some puzzles about this concept, and ideally to make some progress toward a more comprehensive account of it and its role in a theory of rational decision making. Speaker: Thomas Icard, Stanford U.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Film | Adrift (2023): Intimate Refugee Stories


How did we arrive at the point where millions of people fleeing for their lives are forced underground, rounded up into camps, and left to languish in detention centers? With intimate refugee stories projected through the lens of history, this documentary ushers us across a harrowing landscape of broken promises and hardening hearts. Directed by Rory Kennedy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:45 pm
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Workshop | Fishing Clinic


Learn how to bait a hook, drop a line, and maybe even reel up a fish. Guided by an education team, learn the basics of rod-and-reel fishing while catching-and-releasing some of the park’s finest.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Sylvia Plath and Her Biographers


A talk on Sylvia Plath and Her Biographers by Richard Kaye, Professor of English at CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College. He is the author of The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Past and Future of Nonbinary History


Leah DeVun will be talking about her research in non-binary history and her recent book, The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (Columbia University Press, 2021). Her pathbreaking history of nonbinary sex focuses on ideas and individuals who allegedly combined or crossed sex or gender categories from 200–1400 C.E. The book considers a host of thinkers–theologians, cartographers, natural philosophers, lawyers, poets, surgeons, and alchemists—who used ideas about nonbinary sex as conceptual tools, not only to order their political, cultural, and natural worlds but to define "the human." 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Reception | proppaNOW: There Goes the Neighbourhood!


The first institutional presentation of the collective in the Western hemisphere. proppaNOW’s Lily Eather and Curatorial Assistant Camila Palomino lead an exhibition walkthrough at the opening reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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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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5:00 pm
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts (online)


The museum’s critically acclaimed performance series continues.. Music featured thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Featuring: 6:00 pm: Juan Soria 6:30 pm: KJ Denhert 7:00 pm: Ben Shooter
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Lifeworld: The Sociology of Alfred Schutz (2018)


A documentary about the life and work of the Austrian sociologist and phenomenologist. Following the screening, director Hermilio Santos will engage in a conversation about topics explored in the film. 56 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Movie in a Park | Practical Magic (1998): Witches Looking for Love with Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman


Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love. Director: Griffin Dunne Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Scott Covert: The Dead Supreme New York


For nearly four decades, Covert has traveled around the world making gravestone rubbings on canvas which he layers one on top of another into expressionistic paintings. His colorful compositions frequently contain multiple epitaphs and names, of individuals both famous and infamous, which he gathers from cemeteries in vastly disparate locations. Equal parts earnest homage, collection of celebrity ephemera, subversive performance art, and travel diary, Covert’s Monument Paintings “are about being there, making the visit”, he explains, “Each mark of color on the canvas represents a lifetime”.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | Chile 1973-2023 Art, Film, Literature after the Coup


A screening of two of the most important films of Chilean exile cinema: Journal inachevé (Unfinished Diary, 1982) by Marilú Mallet and Fragmentos de un diario inacabado (Fragments from an Unfinished Diary, 1983) by Angelina Vázquez. These major works not only inscribe in their titles their status as filmic diaries but also the figure of incompletion. Post-screening conversation with filmmaker Marilú Mallet and Angelina Vázquez via Zoom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dance Lesson | NY-Style Mambo Workshop


Celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with Katherine Jimenez as she breaks down the technique and history of mambo during this class. Students are encouraged to represent their cultural heritage with flags and clothing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dance Lesson | Tango in the Park


Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. Experience "the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling." Come with your partner, your friends, or come by yourself and find a new dance partner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lecture | Byzantine Tradition in Africa: Art and Culture in Northern and Eastern Africa


Andrea Achi of the Department of Medieval Art talks about the profound artistic contributions of North Africa, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and other powerful African kingdoms whose pivotal interactions with Byzantium had a lasting impact on the Mediterranean world. Highlighting artworks rarely or never before seen in public, the talk sheds new light on the staggering artistic achievements of medieval Africa. Hear an overview of Byzantine art in Africa and take a deeper look at fifth-century Nubian (Sudanese) chests that shift perceptions about Byzantine art production and sources.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Genius on Display: Victor Newman


An unforgettable evening with two award-winning design experts: the Creative Director of at Sesame Workshop, Victor Newman, and strategist, author, and professor, Douglas Davis. They discuss their exciting and illustrious careers. The event will include an opportunity for Q&As. Victor M. Newman is an New York-based, award-winning creative director recognized for his work in the entertainment, advertising, and film industries. Collaborations include Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, Cartoon Network, the Syfy Channel, Nickelodeon, MTV, USA Network, ESPN, TCM, and HGTV. Victor’s work has been honored with three Emmy Awards, a BDA World Class Award, BDA Gold Awards, an Art Directors Club Award, and numerous Telly Awards. His work has also been featured in many design publications and short film festivals. Brooklyn-based Douglas Davis is an Emmy Award-winning strategist who serves on the advisory boards of Poster House’s CMYK Council, the Type Directors Club, the University of Oregon’s Masters in Advertising and Brand Responsibility, and City College’s Masters in Branding and Integrated Communications. He has found an international audience interested in his approach to blurring the lines between advertising, design, and business education. In 2016, Douglas wrote Creative Strategy and the Business of Design, a title translated into Mandarin and released in 2020 by Beijing Normal University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Dance Performance | O Samba: An Evening of Dance, Queerness, Blackness and Afterlifes


In “O Samba do Crioulo Doido,” Calixto Neto deconstructs representations of the black body in Brazilian culture and associations to eroticism and exoticism. A response to the urgent need to address the question of decolonialisation, the legacy of slavery and the relationships of domination it induces, the solo O Samba do Crioulo Doido, devised and danced by Luiz de Abreu before being passed on to Calixto Neto, deconstructs the representations of the black body in Brazilian culture by bringing about a shift from a body-object to a body-subject.   The performance will be followed by a film screening and a discussion with Calixto Neto, Aimee Cox, and André Lepecki.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Right to Seek Asylum from Persecution (in-person and online)


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk delivers a keynote address on Article 14 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights: "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." Following the address will be a Q&A session from the audience.
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Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
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Movie in a Park | Ratatouille (2007): Animated Kitchen Comedy


A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Paris restaurant. Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt 111 min.
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6:45 pm
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Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors.  This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:45 pm
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Book Discussion | The Trouble with Tinsel: A Holiday Romantic Comedy


Juliet and Keith Giglio's  new novel is a fun and festive holiday romantic comedy.  A few years after they broke up professionally and personally, the ex-screenwriting team of Kerri Williams and Jon Romano find their lives turned upside down when an old script is green-lit and they have to write together again. Now, for the month of December, Kerri must leave behind her life as a teacher in Brooklyn to return to sunny Hollywood and work with the man she used to love. Jon and Kerri just want to finish the film and get this awkward reunion over with. But Amari Rivers, the star of their movie, thinks they're engaged and wants them on set for moral support and love advice. Wanting to keep the star happy, Kerri and Jon pretend to love each other, bringing back all the old feelings they've been trying so hard to forget. Could this be the Christmas they finally get their own happy ending?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Reading | Emerging Writers Share Their Work


Features MFA students (the "emerging writers") from a mix of genres reading alongside a headlining author.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, and More


Phillip Dyson, piano. Program Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Papillons, op. 2 Rachmaninov (1873-1943), Prelude, op. 3, no. 2 Debussy (1862-1918), Clair de Lune Billy Mayerl (1902-1951), Sleepy Piano and Sweet William Chopin (1810-1849), Set of Pieces: Nocturne (Op. 9 No. 2), Etude (Op. 25 No. 1), Waltz (Op. 64 No. 2), Ballade (Op. 23) Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), Tango Sevilla Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Heliotrope Bouquet and Swipesy Cake Walk
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Choral Works


Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; The Saint Thomas Brass; Jeremy Filsell, conductor. Program Gerre Hancock (1934-2012), Lauda Sion Daniel Castellanos (b. 1995), Eternal Light Nico Muhly (b. 1981), Bright Mass with Canons John Scott (1956-2015), Behold O God, our defender Daniel Hyde (b. 1980), Ave Verum T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953), Te Deum in A Jeremy Filsell (b. 1964), Toccata on "God rest you"
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Concert | Clarion Voice of Soul and Hip-Hop (mainstay of the U.S. Billboard charts)


A mainstay of the U.S. Billboard charts since the early 2000s, Nicole "Lady" Wray's clarion voice, potent storytelling, and deeply emotive performances evoke both the church-ready chanteuses of 70s soul and the Hip-Hop inflected R&B of the 90s. The Guardian calls Lady Wray's long-awaited third album Piece of Me, which boasts a recent remix from New York's own Pete Rock and a guest verse from Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, "a classy retro-soul LP... steeped in experience, familial warmth and overcoming heartbreak." This concert is a bravura showcase of songs from Piece of Me interspersed with favorite covers and classic hits, all supported by a full live band packed with special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors.  This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:45 pm
Free

Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors.  This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:45 pm
Free
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $49
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
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