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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 25, 2023?

46 free events take place on Wednesday, October 25 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 25 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 Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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Workshop | Core Body Boot Camp


A community-driven pop-up fitness group for an early-morning core body boot camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Symposium | In the Wake of Empires: Critical Reflections on 1898 and Its Afterlives


2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the beginning and end of the so-called Spanish American War. With the signing of the Treaty of Paris on the 10th of December 1898, a twenty-million- dollar financial transaction, and US armed forces poised to assure the terms of the peace, Spain relinquished its sovereignty over its last major overseas possessions in the Pacific and the Caribbean and the fates and the political futures of the islands and the peoples of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines, and Cuba were left to be (and, in the case of the first two, continues to be) decided by the US. This symposium invites scholars of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam, and Cuba to critically reflect upon these historical events and discuss the impacts and legacies that both Spanish and US empires have left and continue to leave in their wake. It asks its invited guests and audience to consider how empires and their various (after)lives continue to affect and impact diverse lives, experiences, histories, and cultures as much in these insular and archipelagic spaces as their respective global diasporas. Moreover, the symposium aspires to foment productive dialogue between panelists and audiences members alike to map out shared and/or overlapping histories and experiences under Spanish and US empires as well as consider intra-imperial relations, parallels, and di-/con-vergences between the distinct spaces and peoples constituting this global constellation of colonial and postcolonial islands.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 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

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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
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10:00 am
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Tour | Exhibition Tour: Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900-1955


Immigrant artists and artists of color, marginalized and excluded in their own lands, have largely been erased from dance history despite their pivotal contributions to contemporary performance. Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900-1955 illuminates these unknown and underrepresented artists whose dance artistry forged our understanding of modern dance and cultural and national identity. Mapping how the crucial concept of the border geographic, national, legal, spiritual, even psychic--fed the articulation of a distinctly American modernity, Border Crossings charts the geographic and aesthetic migration of many artists, including Ada Overton Walker, Josephine Baker, Michio Ito, Carmen Amaya, Syvilla Fort, Si-Lan Chen Leyda, Katherine Dunham, and Jose Limon. Border Crossings surveys these artists' heroism and hidden narratives through photographs, rare film footage, artwork, costumes, scenic designs, and other extensive documentation. Modern dance artists' confrontations at the border--forced and willed--shaped early twentieth-century philosophies of "the modern" in dance to include the experience of exile, displacement, and newfound identity. This tour is first come, first served and requires no registration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lecture | 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution (online)


Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the "gendarme of Europe" secured order beyond the country's borders and entrenched the autocratic system at home. This book offers a profoundly different vision of Russia under Nicholas I. Drawing on an extensive array of sources, it reveals that many of modern Russia's most distinctive and outstanding features can be traced back to an inconspicuous but exceptional year. Russia became what it did, in no small measure, because of 1837. The catalogue of the year's noteworthy occurrences extends from the realms of culture, religion, and ideas to those of empire, politics, and industry. Exploring these diverse issues and connecting seemingly divergent historical actors, speaker Paul W. Werth reveals that the 1830s in Russia were a period of striking dynamism and consequence, and that 1837 was pivotal for the country's entry into the modern age. From the romantic death of Russia's greatest poet Alexander Pushkin in January to a colossal fire at the Winter Palace in December, Russia experienced much that was astonishing in 1837: the railway and provincial press appeared, Russian opera made its debut, Orthodoxy pushed westward, the first Romanov visited Siberia-and much else besides. The cumulative effect was profound. The country's integration accelerated, and a Russian nation began to emerge, embodied in new institutions and practices, within the larger empire. The result was a quiet revolution, after which Russia would never be the same.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | High Caucasus: A Mountain Quest in Russia’s Haunted Hinterland (online)


Tom Parfitt’s memoir is the story of his 1,000-mile walk across the volatile North Caucasus region of southern Russia, including Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan. His aim was to come to terms with witnessing the Beslan school siege in the region in 2004, and to examine the deeper roots of violence there. He speaks about the themes of his book – memory, belonging and trauma – and to draw some parallels with Russia’s war in Ukraine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis


Sara Marcus is a writer and musician best known for her 2010 book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, a finalist for the National Book Award. In her newest book, Political Disappointment, Marcus argues that the defining texts in twentieth-century American cultural history are records of political disappointment. Through insightful and often surprising readings of literature and sound, and moving from the aftermath of Reconstruction through the AIDS crisis, Marcus offers a new cultural history of the United States that shows how artists, intellectuals, and activists turned political disappointment—the unfulfilled desire for change—into a basis for solidarity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The City as a Technical Being: On the Mode of Existence of Architecture (online)


The city is our largest artifact on this planet. Throughout its history it has spawned many new kinds of buildings, including the theater, the opera house, the museum, the bazaar, the shopping mall, the high-rise tower, and most recently, buildings like the pencil tower or the village on the roof of a shopping mall. How does the city affect the mode of existence of all these successively new buildings? This question typically has been answered in the discipline of architecture and urban design by looking to social and economic forces or a priori archetypes, understanding these as what give rise to all new urban objects. Peter Trummer's book attempts to reverse that convention, arguing for the inner qualities of the city itself as that through which all its forms and functions come into existence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Sustainable and Equitable Manufacturing with IKEA (online)


Hear from IKEA’s expert in sustainable transformation, Lars-Erik Fridolfsson, who currently heads their influential company’s Fair and Equal division. He will share stories about the processes and challenges IKEA faces to meet its ambitious sustainability goals to address inequality, unsustainable consumption, climate change, and unhealthy exposure throughout its value chain. IKEA was founded with a mission to create a better everyday life for everyone by producing home products at affordable prices. They uphold this goal while working intently on the complex challenges of design and manufacturing today - health, climate change, and equity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   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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Park Walk | Lake Views of Central Park (online)


Gazing at bodies of water is scientifically proven to benefit your health and wellbeing. And what better time to enjoy Central Park’s tree-clad Lake than autumn? Take a stroll along the western shore of the Lake and revel in the seasonal magic of the Park.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talk | Hanji Edition: Contemporary Works on Korean Handmade Paper: Exhibition Talk (online)


Hanji Edition is a producer of limited edition books, prints, and objects made with hanji, Korean handmade paper. In this talk, co-founders Steph Rue and Lars Kim will discuss their collaborative approach and what motivates them to publish books and prints on hanji. The talk will include a survey of past projects as well as a discussion of their current project, a collaborative book featuring prints by Korean American artists, to be released in 2024.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | The Legacy of Japanese-American Dance Artist Michio Ito


Scholar Wendy Perron and choreographer Muna Tseng discuss the legacy of Japanese-American dance artist, Michio Ito, a key figure in early American modern dance. An influence on Martha Graham and Lester Horton, Michio Ito developed a unique technique based on Dalcroze Eurythmics. He choreographed many solos and duets in New York and later produced massive spectacles in Los Angeles. Arrested immediately after Pearl Harbor as an “enemy alien,” he was later deported to Japan, where he produced entertainment for American GIs in Tokyo. Muna Tseng and Wendy Perron discuss Michio Ito’s full-circle trajectory from Japan to Europe to New York to Los Angeles to a Department of Justice facility to being deported back to Japan. Up until his incarceration, he thought of himself as a universal artist with no cultural boundaries. But his treatment at the hands of the U.S. government made him reclaim his Japanese roots. In 1979, Ito’s disciple, Ryuko Maki, reconstructed several of his works for Jean Erdman’s Theater of the Open Eye, which were filmed by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Choreographer Muna Tseng, a member of the Open Eye at that time, will speak about performing his choreography, and about the role of Michio’s nephew, composer Teiji Ito, as the music director for Erdman. For this lecture, Perron has selected videos of Michio Ito’s famous solo, Pizzicati, as danced by Ryuko Maki, and other works from this memorial concert by Satoru Shimazaki and Ryuko Maki. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Vocal and Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach (In Person AND Online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), BWV 4 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), BWV 227
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Film | The Invisible Man (2020): science fiction-horror


After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Director: Leigh Whannell Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
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2:00 pm
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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | What Can We Learn from Ancient Ethics in Contemporary Moral Philosophy?


Prof. Christopher Horn will discuss three aspects of ancient ethics: (i) its teleological account of action, (ii) its theory of value, and (iii) its idea of practical subjectivity. These three elements are found in a similar form in Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. With respect to (i), a model that places ends or goals at the center of the explanation of actions seems to have clear advantages over alternative approaches. With respect to (ii), he tries to defend some basic ideas of ancient eudaemonism. And also with respect to (iii), some of the fundamental aspects are, seemingly, systematically attractive. But, of course, he will also highlight some of the points that are of historical interest only.
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2:00 pm
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Discussion | A Conversation with Senegalese Author Mohamed Mbougar Sarr


Mohamed Mbougar Sarr in a personal conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne about his writing and his perspective on the role of literature in our lives. Sarr was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1990. He studied literature and philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Brotherhood, his first novel, won the Grand Prix du Roman Métis, the Prix Ahmadou Kourouma, and the French Voices Grand Prize, in Alexia Trigo’s translation. He was named Chevalier of the National Order of Merit by the president of Senegal.  Sarr became the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to be awarded France’s oldest and most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for his novel The Most Secret Memory of Men. Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy.
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | Geopolitical Risk to Nations and Role of Technological Superiority (in-person and online)


Technology and intelligence gathering through technological domains play a significant role in understanding Geopolitical risk. This panel will explore the role of technological superiority, for example AI and Machine Learning, with connection to risk considerations in the current world. How much intelligence can humans collect versus technology to understand the current risk landscape and its future? Connection to financial and operational competitive advantage will be explored, as well as the role of current risk executives managing technological risks, how they make decisions, and what makes their roles challenging yet rewarding. Visibility to corporate boards and executives will be covered in stemming conversations with the panelists. Moderator: Ondrej Krehel, CEO and Founder, LIFARS LLC Panelists: John Franchi, Fmr. Senior Executive, Central Intelligence Agency Leo Taddeo, Chief Executive Officer and President, Appgate  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | A Social History of Sarcophagi in the Roman East (in-person and online)


All cultures share in the inevitability of death, along with the material and social behaviors that accommodate this reality, whether the physical deposition of the body or some form of commemoration for the deceased. This book project, A Social History of Sarcophagi in the Roman East: patrons and viewers in their regional contexts, is the first monograph to synthesize the funerary culture found in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Roman imperial period. Speaker: Sarah Madole Lewis, Associate Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Trumpet Works by Hummel and More (In Person AND Online)


Benjamin Ray Haden, trumpet. Program Petr Eben (1929-2007), Okna (Windows) Hummel (1778-1837), Trumpet Concerto Trad, Shenandoah Trad, Bridal March from Østerdalen Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), Prayer of St. Gregory Op. 62b Jacques Berthier (1923-1994), Confitemini Domino Stuart Duncan (b. 1964), Edgar Meyer (b. 1960), Chris Thile (b. 1980), Attaboy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshop | Wellness Wednesdays


Curated by Sputnik Yoga, Wellness Wednesdays will offer a variety of fitness and wellness themed classes on a weekly basis. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket. Wednesdays, May 3 - October 25, 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Author Reading | Sea Change and Green Frog by Gina Chung


A reading with author Gina Chung as she sits down with Mira Jacob to discuss their new work.  Gina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey currently living in New York City. She is the author of the novel Sea Change (Vintage, March 28, 2023), which was a 2023 B&N Discover Pick, and the short story collection Green Frog (Vintage, 2024). A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, she is a 2021-2022 Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Catapult, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Idaho Review, among others. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age


An essential piece of Disney history has been largely unreported for eighty years. Soon after the birth of Mickey Mouse, one animator raised the Disney Studio far beyond Walt’s expectations. That animator also led a union war that almost destroyed it. Art Babbitt animated for the Disney studio throughout the 1930s and through 1941, years in which he and Walt were jointly driven to elevate animation as an art form, up through Snow White, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. But as America prepared for World War II, labor unions spread across Hollywood. Disney fought the unions while Babbitt embraced them. Soon, angry Disney cartoon characters graced picket signs as hundreds of animation artists went out on strike. Adding fuel to the fire was Willie Bioff, one of Al Capone’s wiseguys who was seizing control of Hollywood workers and vied for the animators’ union. Using never-before-seen research from previously lost records, including conversation transcriptions from within the studio walls, author and historian Jake S. Friedman reveals the details behind the labor dispute that changed animation and Hollywood forever.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Ulysses by James Joyce


Close readings, genetic readings, and decolonial readings of James Joyce's Ulysses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Cinema Chats: The Quiet Girl (online)


Rolling Stone film critic David Fear and moderator Lucy Shahar will discuss this beautiful contemplative drama. The Quiet Girl (2022), An Cailín Ciúin in Irish, takes place in 1981 in rural Ireland. The story follows a shy Irish schoolgirl named Cáit, growing up in an unhappy and dysfunctional home. The Quiet Girl raises questions about the ways in which culture and class impact childhood, child rearing, and family relationships. The film was nominated for a 2023 Oscar for Best International Film – the first film in the Irish language to be shortlisted for an Oscar.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | One World: Climate & Humanity - Fighting Loss & Displacement (online)


An evening of short films and a discussion with the filmmakers. The theme of the evening is: “Climate & Humanity - Fighting Loss & Displacement.” The program looks at the activists and communities fighting against displacement and for environmental justice.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Oppenheimer's Legacy? An Ethics Conversation


An event using the film Oppenheimer to explore questions of ethics in science, storytelling, history, and energy policy. Presentations will be followed by discussion and a writing prompt that will encourage the audience to reflect upon and share the various ethical difficulties they encounter in their respective fields. Panelists: -- Ivana Nikolic Hughes is the Director of Frontiers of Science and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. -- Carol Gluck is a George Sansom Professor Emerita of History, who specializes in modern Japan, from the late nineteenth century to the present; international relations; World War II, and history-writing and public memory in Asia and the West. -- Michael Gerrard is a Professor and Faculty Director at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Law School, who has pioneered cutting-edge legal tools and strategies for addressing climate change. -- Heather E. Radke is a Contributing Editor and Reporter at Radiolab, whose work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The Believer, Guernica, Topic, Longreads, The White Review, and others. -- Moderator Lynnette Widder teaches courses on sustainable, resilient, and equitable built environment practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancing | Salsa Social in the Park


Salsa Social is back. Class 6:00p-6:30p Social 6:30p-9:00p Come as you are, everyone is welcome and dancers of all levels are encouraged to participate.
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Lecture | The State of Ceará in Brazil Is a Role Model for Reducing Learning Poverty (in-person and online)


A lecture by David K. Evans, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, and Former Lead Economist, World Bank.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:10 pm
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Book Discussion | Gilded Mountain: Epic Historical Novel


Kate Manning's Gilded Mountain is an epic historical novel set in the small marble-mining town of Moonstone, Colorado. It’s the story of Sylvie Pelletier, a naive young woman trying to find her place in a hostile new environment and the wider world. A coming of age tale that turns the Cinderella story insideout, the novel offers an illuminating portrait of the American West seized by robber barons and built by immigrants’ infinite toil. Drawn from true stories of Colorado history, Gilded Mountain grapples with forces common to both the early 1900's and the 2020s—wealth and poverty, immigration, and freedom of expression.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Screening | Baltic Animation Festival


The first-ever festival in the US exhibiting animated short films from three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 6:30PM              Festival opening 7:00PM              Welcome reception   7:15PM              Showing of four films  (31.30 mins)        “I Need” Lithuania         “Comeback” Latvia         “Till we Meet Again” Estonia         “Glenn the Nature Lover” Sweden, Norway   8:00PM              Meet the filmmakers. Presentation of curated programs.
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | City of Science: Cybersecurity


As technology used by hackers becomes increasingly sophisticated, and we expose more and more personal information online, how can we protect ourselves from attack? A panel of experts on cybersecurity addresses urgent questions, such as: What does it mean to be safe online? What threats are lurking in the digital landscape to our identities and our finances? How will AI impact our cybersecurity? Featuring: Rosario Gennaro, professor of computer science at The City College of New York; Ping Ji, professor of computer science at the CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College; Thomas Ristenpart, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and Cornell University; and others. Joshua Brumberg, dean for the sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center, moderates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | America Fantastica: Tim O'Brien's First Novel in 20 Years (online)


To celebrate the launch of his first novel in twenty years, American literary icon and best-selling author of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, discusses the new book. America Fantastica is a propulsive caper of a book, beginning with a harebrained bank robbery followed by a madcap cross-country chase, abundant with O’Brien’s razor-sharp commentary on the state of American politics and culture. Rick MacArthur, award-winning journalist and president of Harper’s Magazine, will join O’Brien in a conversation about capturing the American reality in fiction, the rapid dissemination of disinformation, and the future of an increasingly divided America.
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Movie in a Park | Cat People (1942): Woman Fears She'll Turn Feline


An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. Director: Jacques Tourneur Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith 73 min.
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Poetry Reading | Removal Acts: Poems on Historical Violence


Drawing its title from the 1863 Federal Act that banished the Dakota people from their homelands, Erin Marie Lynch's Removal Acts reckons with the present-day repercussions of historical violence and traces a path through the labyrinth of distances and absences haunting the American colonial experiment.
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Workshop | Red Notes: An Interactive Writing Workshop


A workshop that traces the significance of the color red in Black visual, sonic, and literary culture through select works. From Toni Morrison’s novels to Ming Smith’s images to Cécile McLorin Salvant’s songs and more, this program invites audience members to meditate upon the color’s psycho-spiritual relationship to Black being, and how it helps conceptualize social space. Through deep looking and listening, this workshop aims to inspire participants to embody the gesture of color through writing. To help engage with the physicality of the program, all participants are encouraged to bring a red item that represents a meaningful, personal recollection. With Shameekia Shantel Johnson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | Traditional Mexican Music, Dance, and Poetry


Caña Dulce y Caña Brava are performers of son jarocho, a traditional Mexican expression that combines music, dance, and poetry. With a deep connection to tradition, the group delivers poetic messages with a feminine perspective, offering a unique angle in a traditionally male-dominated scene. Thanks to their dedication, innovation, and perseverance, the group has established itself as a benchmark for son jarocho, bringing innovation to traditional Mexican music. The musical virtuosity of its members is deeply rooted in the jarocho tradition, where all of them have learned directly from old masters and have developed and proven their skills on national and international stages. Proudly representing their culture around the world since 2007, the group has been invited to perform throughout the world. They have also collaborated with well-known artists such as Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, and La Santa Cecilia, and are commonly invited to represent Mexico in Cultural Diplomatic missions, such as the World International Expo in Dubai 2022. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Vocal Works (In Person AND Online)


Leah Wool, mezzo soprano; and David Kravitz, baritone, perform Gerald Cohen's (b. 1960) they burn, the fires of the night: lamentations from the ashes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Messiaen and More for Violin, Clarinet, Cello, Piano, and Voice (In Person AND Online)


Herbert Greenberg, violin; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Julian Schwarz, cello; Marika Bournaki, piano; Leah Wool, mezzo soprano; David Kravitz, baritone. Program Gerald Cohen (b. 1960), Mommy are we going to live or die?; Psalm 23 at Auschwitz; A Refusal to Forgive the Death, by Gas, of a Child in Birkenau; Knit Doll at Bergen-Belsen; Ne'ilah; The Second Generation; blessed Is the soul; they burn, the fires of the night Messiaen (1908-1992), Excerpts from Quartet for the End of Time and music by composers imprisoned at the Terezin concentration camp. Following the performance, there will be a discussion with the poet and composer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performance | Joy: Mime and Music


Venezuelan-born and Brooklyn-based artist Migguel Anggelo's work explores the intersections of queer, Latine, and immigration identities. As a musician, he has released three albums (English with an Accent, La Casa Azul, Donde Estara Matisse). As a theater creator, he has been awarded residencies to develop new works at MASS MoCA, the Kimmel Center, Washington Performing Arts, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For his new multidisciplinary project, Anggelo dons the whimsical persona of Joy, a raisonneur inspired by the mime Marcel Marceu's immortal Bip the Clown, who asks us to consider the power of silence in new ways. With the addition of an all-star lineup of live musicians, Joy features original music by Migguel Anggelo and Michelle J. Rodriguez, both of whom also take the stage. The debut of Migguel Anggelo's Joy, a work-in-progress, is directed, choreographed, and created in collaboration with award-winning artist Rosie Herrera.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Open Mike | Work of Art Wednesdays Open Mic (online)


An online multidisciplinary artistic open mic for non-traditional artists in disadvantaged communities. They welcome all art forms, artists and audiences for a night of artistic exchange.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

Regular Price: $69
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Concert | Tchaikovsky and More at a Landmark Venue

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