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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 24, 2023?

59 free events take place on Tuesday, October 24 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 24 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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59 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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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
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10:00 am
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Lecture | AI and the Law: The Latest on IP, Copyright, and More (in-person and online)


Fabio Bertoni, General Counsel of The New Yorker, will discuss the most recent developments of AI-generated content and the law.
   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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Discussion | Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine: Lessons Learned from Bosnia and Herzegovina (in-person and online)


A panel discussion with Tanya Domi, Emily Prey, Dr. Kinsey Spears, and Vera Mjeku. This discussion Includes a special report on CRSV in Kosovo 1998-1999. Since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in 2014, there have been countless reports of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) committed by Russian forces against Ukrainian civilians of all ages and genders. Women have faced extensive sexual violence during this conflict. Similar to Ukraine, in Bosnia and Herzegovina people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations were subjected to extensive CRSV, and many of the survivors still have not received justice. The international community must learn from Bosnia to better prepare for its response to Ukraine and to aid trauma-informed social reconstruction postwar so that it does not take 30 plus years for survivors to come forward and for communities to heal. This report provides a roadmap for the international community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walk | History Tour of The Battery


Tour New York's historic birthplace park with an expert guide. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Housing Policy and Urban Development


Basil Smikle Jr. and Nicholas Bloom in conversation with Hon. Alicka Ampry-Samuel. This is a meaningful discussion about federal housing policy and urban development. Ampry-Samuel is an experienced human rights champion with a deep understanding of the experiences and the needs of the Department’s most vulnerable. She strives to provide quality affordable housing for low-income residents and homebuyers by ensuring that HUD grants provide economic opportunities and services to underserved populations.
   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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Lecture | Flexibility and Creativity (online)


Speaker Nicole Dahmen, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Clark Honors College and the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Classical Music | Lunchtime Organ Concert


The Gabe Wiener Foundation presents Salvatore Pronesti Sperforming on the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Beetlejuice (1988), Directed by Tim Burton, Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Catherine O'Hara


After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes and teen daughter Lydia buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Director: Tim Burton Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton Tim Burton is an American filmmaker, animator, and artist. Known for pioneering goth culture in the American film industry, Burton is revered for his fantasy, horror, and romantic films. These include Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Corpse Bride (2005), and more. Michael Keaton is an American actor. He is known for his leading roles in a wide variety of genre films. He has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Winona Ryder is an American actress. Originally playing quirky roles, she rose to prominence for her more diverse performances in various genres in the 1990s. She has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Academy Awards. Alec Baldwin is known for his leading and supporting roles in a variety of genres, from comedy to drama, and has received numerous accolades including three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for a Academy Award and Tony Award. Geena Davis is an American actor and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Catherine O'Hara is a Canadian-American actress. She is known for her comedy work on Schitt's Creek (2015–2020) and in films such as After Hours (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and the first two installments of the Home Alone franchise (1990–1992).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Book Club | Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver


From the acclaimed author of The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees, a brilliant novel that enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero’s unforgettable journey to maturity
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Organ Works (In Person AND Online)


Zoe Lei, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concert | Pop-Up Party Brass Band


Dance, sing, and celebrate with Triad Brass - a pop-up party brass band of award-winning musicians bringing you songs from the seventies, numbers from the noughties, and something for everyone in-between.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) with Chris Pine and Hugh Grant


A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a long lost relic, but their charming adventure goes dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Directors: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant Chris Pine is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009-present); Steve Trevor in the DC Extended Universe films Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020); Will Colson in Unstoppable (2010); Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016); and Edgin Darvis in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023). Hugh Grant is an English actor. He established himself early in his career as a charming and vulnerable romantic leading man, and has since transitioned into a more dramatic character actor. Among his accolades, he has received a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Honorary Cesar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Talk | Artist Talk: Investigating the Lakȟóta (in-person and online)


Kite (Dr. Suzanne Kite) is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal. Kite’s scholarship and practice investigate contemporary Lakȟóta ontologies through research-creation, computational media and performance, often working in collaboration with family and community members. Recently, Kite has been developing body interfaces for machine learning driven performance and sculptures generated by dreams, and experimental sound and video work.
   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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Book Discussion | The End of Leadership as We Know It: What It Takes to Lead in Today's Volatile and Complex World (online)


How must we lead differently in today's faster, more disruptive world? Leaders are frustrated. The lessons they learned in business school and from mentors no longer work. It's time for a new approach. Steve Garcia and Dan Fisher help leaders around the world transform themselves and their organizations. In their book, they combine their expertise in business and psychology to explain what leaders must stop and start doing to lead in a fast, complex business world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | Debt Restructuring, the IMF and the Crisis in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since Independence, and following its unprecedented default on external debt last year and a counter revolution by an authoritarian regime, the economic policies of the country are now fully under the reins of the IMF and the World Bank. How is such repression affecting the working people and what could be an alternative political economic trajectory? Speaker: Dr. Ahilan Kadirgamar, Sociology Senior Lecturer at the University of Jaffna.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Jazz Drums Master Class


A jaz drums master class with Dan Weiss.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concert | Ragtime, Jazz and Blues - Outdoors


With Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Film | McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1972) with Warren Beatty


Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives, and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town. Director: Robert Altman Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois, William Devane Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker. His career has spanned over six decades and he has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1999, the BAFTA Fellowship in 2002, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2007, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2008.
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4:45 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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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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Book Discussion | Livable Luxe: A Luxurious Yet Casual Home


The first-ever monograph on acclaimed Los Angeles–based interior designer Brigette Romanek.   Brigette Romanek is one of the most sought-after interior designers working today, and her high-profile client and partner list is extensive, from celebrities like Demi Moore, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Christian Bale, to brands like Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Crate and Barrel, and Audemars Piguet. Her beautiful interior designs highlight her distinct luxurious yet casual aesthetic, on a range of residential and commercial projects from Los Angeles to New York. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Times Square Remade: The Dynamics of Urban Change


What is it about Times Square that has inspired such attention for well over a century? In her new book, Lynne Sagalyn examines the three main forces that have shaped and reshaped Times Square—theater, real estate, and pornography—and explains the politics and economics of what got built and what has been restored or preserved. Twenty years after her widely acclaimed Times Square Roulette, Sagalyn returns to New York's most popular and symbolic urban space, analyzing how the public-private transformation of 42nd St. has impacted the entertainment district and adjacent neighborhoods.
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Discussion | Artificial Intelligence & Strategic Communication: Managing Corporate Reputation in the Age of AI


For strategic communicators, 2023 has undoubtedly been the year of artificial intelligence. AI continues to rapidly change how organizations communicate internally and externally, introducing new opportunities, risks and challenges. As we approach the 1-year anniversary of OpenAI's release of ChatGPT, this panel of leading communication experts and educators will share their perspectives on what the insurgence of AI tools and technologies means for brands, their reputation, and the future of strategic communication. Speakers: Assaf Kedem (moderator), Head of Content and Internal Communications, BNP Paribas; Lecturer Corey Dade, Executive Vice President of Corporate Reputation, Ketchum Alexandra M. Merceron, Executive Vice President, Communication Science & Insights, Rubenstein; Lecturer Chris Perry, Chair, Weber Shandwick Futures
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Discussion | Love Letters to Classic Comics


Cartoonists Bill Griffith (Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy) and Patrick McDonnell (The Super Hero's Journey) in conversation with George Gene Gustines (The New York Times) as they discuss the comics that shaped their childhoods and their cartooning sensibilities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works


Vicky Chow, piano. Pitchfork describes Chow as “One of our era’s most brilliant pianists.” Program Tomeka Reid (b. 1977), Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. Felipe Lara (b. 1979), Injust Intonations Caroline Shaw (b. 1982), Gustave le Gray  Tania León (b. 1943), Rituál Nik Bärtsch (b. 1971), Modul 5 Doors open at 5:30PM, music at 6PM Onstage seating is first-come, first-served. Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during the concert, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
   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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Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Tuscany (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 di Castello, Sesto Fiorentino, with composer Vincenzo Galilei and Villa Gamberaia, Settignano, with composer Francesco Veracini 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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Discussion | The Drama of the Commons


Étienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Antonio Negri's Starting Again from Marx and Balibar's The Expropriators and Expropriated, and Karl Marx's Co-operation.
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussion | architect, verb: The New Language of Building


Architect Reinier de Graaf, partner at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, presents of his recent book in which he questions the recent buzzwords associated with architecture in making grand claims about sustainability, placemaking, wellbeing and other trending topics. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang in Conversation with Emmy-Nominated Producer and TV Host Padma Lakshmi (In Person AND Online)


When a cloud of smog envelops the earth, killing most of the planet's food crops, a chef escapes her dying career to take a job at an "elite research community" free of the world's troubles. There the sky is clear again, and rare ingredients abound. But her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter are secretly attempting to reimagine the world. When they try to draw her into their scheme, the chef must reckon with whether she can preserve her identity on the plate and beyond. Zhang speaks with Padma Lakshmi about dining and deliverance at the end of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Limiting Privilege: Upward Mobility Within Higher Education in Socialist Poland


Agata Zysiak‘s soon to be released book serves as a starting point for a discussion on postwar modernization, working-class advancement, and intelligentsia reproduction at universities under state socialism. The argument presented in the book challenges dominant interpretations of postwar history, which focus on the captivity of the university, the seduction of students, and political oppression. Postwar transformations were an attempt to create a new educated citizen and open access to universities for the working classes. In subsequent decades, one-third of the Polish population experienced upward social advancement. The book presents the perspectives of a usually neglected first generation of students (and professors) in order to understand the reality of early state socialism. The radical project of socialist reforms changed millions of lives. However, it did not influence the internally-governed university, which warded off a wave of working-class students. Therefore, the limiting privilege refers to both, the state-secured privilege of advancing working-class people limited by social reproduction as well as the intelligentsia’s privilege limited by the socialist state.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The Italian Squad: The True Story of the Immigrant Cops Who Fought the Rise of the Mafia


The unknown inside story of the NYPD’s Italian-born detectives who fought both powerful gangsters and the deeply ingrained prejudice against their own beloved immigrant community. The story begins in Sicily, on Friday, March 12, 1909, at 8:45 p.m. Three gunshots thundered in the night, and then a fourth. Two men fled, and investigators soon discovered who they had killed: Giuseppe Petrosino, the legendary American detective whose exploits in New York were celebrated even in Italy. The Italian Squad, by veteran New York City journalist and historian Paul Moses, explores the lives of the nationally celebrated detectives who followed in the slain Petrosino’s footsteps as leaders of the New York City investigative squad: Anthony Vachris, Charles Corrao, and Michael Fiaschetti. Drawing on new primary sources such as private diaries and city, state, and federal documents, this dramatic narrative history follows the Italian Squad across the first two decades of the twentieth century as its detectives battled increasingly powerful gangsters, political obstacles and deeply ingrained prejudice against their own beloved Italian immigrant community.
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Book Discussion | The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination


Stuart Reid's book explores the circumstances surrounding the 1961 death of Patrice Lumumba, the first elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He will be joined in conversation by Uzodinma Iweala. The assassination, which strongly implicates the Belgian, American, and Congolese governments, has had a lasting legacy on the continent - not only for its impact on Congolese government and politics since, but also for the significant blow that his passing dealt to the wave of pan-Africanism that accompanied independence movements sweeping across the continent at the time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Art und Weise: Artists in Conversation


Working in collaboration since the early 1990s, the multihyphenate artists-theorists-curators Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann have been outspoken leaders in subversive exhibition practices within Germany and internationally. In this episode of Art und Weise: Artists in Conversation, Creischer and Siekmann will discuss three of their exhibitions spanning from 1995 to 2010, Messe 2ok (1995), ExArgentina (2001), and The Potosí Principle (2010), alongside art historian Alex Alberro. This retrospective glance provides the artists and Alberro an opportunity to think through the state of large-scale research exhibitions, art fairs, and the biennale system today. Together, the speakers will elaborate a trajectory in Creischer and Siekmann’s shared practice over time, responding to the development of the increasingly standardized forms of exhibiting contemporary art. The conversation will also include a discussion of the staging and reception of the controversial Documenta 15, last year in Kassel, Germany.
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Lecture | Design and AI (online)


Since the Renaissance, and particularly since the advent of computation, mathematized form has served as a unique medium through which to see, measure, draw, and materialize architecture. Today, machine vision and artificial intelligence are reconfiguring the relationship between mathematical form and everything from ecology to history. Certain Measures is a studio that takes mathematics, machine learning, and AI as fundamental media to design a shared world in which humans, machines, and nature interact through data. Through a series of projects ranging from radical machine learning enabled material reuse to global planetary monitoring systems for the year 2070, Witt will share how intersecting practices of vision, computation, fiction, data, and architecture can multiply the possibilities of form and imagine a more verdant tomorrow. Speaker Andrew Witt is an Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, teaching and researching on the relationship of geometry, data, AI, and machines to architecture, design, and culture.
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Classical Music | Music by Aaron Copland and More


A celebration of music composed by Aaron Copland and the exceptional creators who surrounded him. Followed by a post-concert Q&A with the performers.
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Classical Music | Music from Copland House: Aaron, Ned, and Friends


A celebration of music composed by Aaron Copland and the exceptional creators who surrounded him. A key strand of America's musical DNA in concert, film, and theater was designed in Aaron Copland's studio -- not just by the "Dean of American Composers" himself, but also by the other remarkable creators who circulated in his orbit. They included such prodigious figures as Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, Irving Fine, and Ned Rorem (born 100 years ago, almost to the day). A veritable creative Who's Who, they helped to define and build some of the cornerstones of America's 20th-century musical canon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
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Lecture | Protest Songs and Political Mobilization in Peru


A talk with Peruvian professor Renzo Aroni on the role of music during the massive Indigenous peasant mobilization from the southern Peruvian Andes to Lima against President Dina Boluarte and her authoritarian government from late 2022 to early 2023. Born in Lima and raised in the Peruvian highland region of Ayacucho, Dr. Renzo Aroni is a historian of modern Latin America. He received his PhD in history with two designated emphases, human rights and Native American studies, from the University of California, Davis, in 2020. He has an MA in anthropology, with a focus on ethnomusicology, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. His research experience and current interest includes social movements, revolutions, indigenous peoples and human rights in Latin America, particularly at their intersection with culture, memory and political violence.
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Discussion | Readers Beyond Bars: Banned Manga and Explicitness in US Prison Censorship


Why do prisons and public schools often deem manga sexually explicit? How can protecting incarcerated and young adult readers’ right to read protect sexual speech more broadly? Meet three experts with deep knowledge on these matters: Paul Wright (Editor-in-Chief of Prison Legal News), Jeff Trexler (Attorney at Law and Interim Director of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund), and Renee Scott (NYPL Librarian and Manga Expert). Their respective practices engage issues of free speech, intellectual freedom, and comics, particularly manga. They work with and on behalf of readers both behind and beyond bars. Drawing from their experience, panelists will speak to publication censorship’s effects on contemporary US educational and carceral systems. At the same time, the panelists will address what makes manga (a type of comic and graphic novel associated with East Asian culture) sexually explicit in these systems. How can we provide better access to such material for incarcerated people and youth without full access to the constitutional rights of adult US citizens? To these ends, how might we radically re-imagine technology in our era of e-publishing and digital surveillance? The panelists will discuss collective strategies for navigating and negating current US publication censorship biases. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | Spanner in the Works Poetry Night


Unforgettable performances and the shared joy of poetic expression.
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Book Discussion | 2 Mysteries: Killer Calories / Murder in Fourth Position


A reading and conversation to celebrate the re-release of Killer Calories by Nancy Good, and recent release of Murder in Fourth Position by Lori Robbins. Killer Calories Spend time in the Big Apple with your soon-to-be favorite wise-cracking amateur sleuth, Melanie Deming, as she follows clues from glamorous Park Avenue mansions filled with private school moms, to gritty soup kitchens. Snarky writer and health fanatic Melanie is shocked to find the body of her gorgeous co-worker. She's obsessed with every germ, yet she must have justice for her friend. Killer Calories is filled with colorful characters, NYC scenes and laugh out loud dialogue, yet the twists and turns will keep you guessing till the end. Murder in Fourth Position Secrets. Lies. Showtime. The buzziest new musical of the upcoming Broadway season has a hot score, a cool director, and a deadly plot twist no one saw coming. Ballerina Leah Siderova finds herself entangled in a perilous double role when virtual threats escalate into real-life violence. Surrounded by actors skilled in deception, can Leah unmask the killer in time to save the show?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | One Woman Show: People as Intricate Works of Art


A sly and stylish novel—remarkably told through museum wall labels—about a twentieth-century woman who transforms herself from a precious object into an unforgettable protagonist. Author Christine Coulson spent twenty-five years writing for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her final project was to write wall labels for the museum’s new British Galleries. During that time, she dreamt of using The Met’s strict label format to describe people as intricate works of art. The result is this bullet of a novel that imagines a privileged twentieth-century woman as an artifact—an object prized, collected, and critiqued.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Paris Is Not Dead: Surviving Hypergentrification in the City of Light


Cole Stangler's new book is a street-level people's view of one of the world's beloved cities. Paris Is Not Dead is a stunning debut that blends cutting-edge reporting and sweeping political analysis of a changing Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty and Other Matters: 30th Anniversary Edition


An expanded edition of Dave Hickey's controversial and exquisitely written apologia for beauty--championed by artists, reviled by art critics, and as powerful as ever 30 years on. Readings by Felix Bernstein, Gabe Rubin, Stephanie LaCava, Domenick Ammirati, Paige K. Bradley, and Christopher Bollen, as well as remarks on the genesis of the book by its original publisher and editor, Gary Kornblau, and a special musical performance by Laura Ortman commemorating the concurrent release of Life As We Know It, a long-lost album of songs written, produced, and sung by Hickey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | The Upstate: Poetry of Appalachia


Set in a landscape of red sunsets and wildfire smoke, Queen Anne’s lace on the roadsides, and toxic chemicals in the watershed, Lindsay Turner’s The Upstate is a book about southern Appalachia in a contemporary moment of change and development. Layering a personal lyric voice with a broader awareness of labor issues and political and ecological crises, The Upstate redefines a regional poetics as one attuned to national and global systems. These poems observe and emote, mourning acts of devastation and raging in their own quiet way against their continuation.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Why Mariah Carey Matters: An Unappreciated Singer?


This is the first book to critically examine the legacy of pop superstar Mariah Carey and the creative evolution and complicated biography of a true diva, making the case that, despite her celebrity, Carey’s musicianship and influence are insufficiently appreciated. Author Andrew Chan looks beyond Carey’s glamorous persona to explore her experience as a mixed-race woman in show business, her adventurous forays into house music and gospel, and her appeal to multiple generations of queer audiences. Chan will be in conversation with journalist Brittany Spanos. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Digital Photography Talk


A talk with Harvey Stein, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. Stein is a long-time faculty member at The International Center of Photography and also teaches at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. He has conducted travel photo workshops to Europe, Mexico, South America, Vietnam, India and China for more than two decades. He has had 91 solo exhibitions, has participated in over 170 group shows and has work in 60 permanent collections. Stein’s tenth and most recent book, Coney Island People 50 Years, was published in 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Metaverse Meets the Art World: Designing/Navigating the Path (online)


An evening of conversation about the intersections of art and technology with the Spatial app team (Jinha Lee, Co-founder and President, and Gianna Valintina, Director of Marketing and Partnerships) and Gareth Fletcher, Director of Art and Technology at Sotheby's Institute of Art, who will discuss 3D spaces and their impact on the art world. With the Unity-Powered Creator Toolkit, creators can build highly interactive games and experiences that they can instantly publish across web, mobile, and VR in a click. Gareth Fletcher lectures on a range of subjects across Art Logistics and Art Business. His current research explores the interface between the contextual information of cultural objects and technology. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Responsible Art Market (RAM) London Committee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Music Inspired by the Architecture of Morocco (In Person AND Online)


G2G4 (Gate to Gate Quartet: Fred Berman, bass; Mark Katsounis, percussion; Richard X Bennett keyboard) perform music inspired by the architecture of Fes and Meknes, Morocco, and specifically the gates of these ancient cities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | New Music and Avant-Garde Jazz


A night of new music and avant-garde jazz with the Idris Frederick Quartet. Idris Frederick is a 26-year-old pianist and composer who was born in Detroit MI. Before moving to New York to study at The New School of Jazz . He spent the first 6 years of his career performing alongside some of the biggest talents in and around the Louisville KY area. He is now living in New York city and has quickly became one of the most sought after pianist around as he paves a way with his unique approach to the instrument. He has been Music Directing, Touring, accompanying and sound designing for artists like Topaz Jones, Cleo Reed, Linda Diaz, J Hoard and Elah Hale, Amanda Barise, and Tivon Pintticot just to name a few. Now he is ready to expand his career to global lengths and change life's with the power of music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Michael Keaton


The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out. Director: Tim Burton Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton 92 min.
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Lecture | Violence, Power, and Self-Representation in Latin America


Jasmine Garsd is an Argentinian-American journalist who has been working as a reporter for NPR for almost 10 years. In this event, Garsd will engage in a personal conversation where we’ll explore her personal background, her coverage of stories related to Latin America, and her most personal works for This American Life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Sustaining the Carrier War: The Deployment of U.S. Naval Air Power to the Pacific (online)


The ability of the United States Navy to fight and win a protracted war in the Pacific was not solely the result of technology, tactics, or leadership. Naval aviation maintenance played a major role in the U.S. victory over Japan in the second World War. The naval war against Japan did not achieve sustained success until enough aircraft technicians were available to support the high tempo of aviation operations that fast carrier task force doctrine demanded. When the United States realized war was imminent and ordered a drastic increase in the size of its aviation fleet, the Navy was forced to reconsider its earlier practices and develop new policies in maintenance, supply, and technical training. Not only did a shortage of technicians plague the Navy, but the scarcity of aviation supply and repair facilities in the Pacific soon caused panic in Washington. While the surface Navy's modernization of at-sea replenishment was beneficial, it did not solve the problems of sustaining war-time aircraft readiness levels sufficient to a winning a naval air war. Fisher outlines the drastic institutional changes that accompanied an increase in aviation maintenance personnel from fewer than 10,000 to nearly 250,000 bluejackets, the complete restructuring of the naval aviation technical educational system, and the development of a highly skilled labor force. The first comprehensive study on the importance of aircraft maintenance and the aircraft technician in the age of the aircraft carrier, author Stan Fisher provides the missing link to our understanding of Great Power conflict at sea.
   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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

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Play | A Historical Play About Civil Rights

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