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53 free events take place on Friday, October 27 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 27 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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53 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, October 27, 2023

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free events nyc Costume Parade with Tim Gunn, Host of Project Runway
free events nyc Violin Works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Classical Latin-American and Spanish Music
free events nyc UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience
free events nyc Music from Shakespeare's First Folio
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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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Conference | The Ecologies of Education: Interrogating Environment, Society, and Subjectivity


In his seminal book, Félix Guattari argues that one could not tackle industrial pollution or other environmental concerns without situating the problem of ecology at the center of three registers—the environment, social relations, and human subjectivity. Under closer examination, ecology may be seen as the return to oikos—our home, our habitat, our planet—that calls for a practice of respect and care in all three aforementioned meanings. In fact, it is quite significant that Isabelle Stengers sees the idea of ecology as the matter or practice—i.e., the ecology of practice—which, along the lines of Gilles Deleuze, may be called the ‘thinking par le milieu’—an attempt that refers to the double meaning of milieu, both the ‘middle’ and ‘the surroundings’ or ‘habitat.’ According to Stengers, “‘Through the middle’ would mean without grounding definitions or an ideal horizon. ‘With the surroundings’ would mean that no theory gives you the power to disentangle something from its particular surroundings, that is, to go beyond the particular towards something we would be able to recognize and grasp in spite of particular appearances.” This event expresses concern with the ideas of education that operate on the triple meaning of ecology. What are the new ways for us to learn from, through, and within the environment? What can a more diligent and observing interaction with milieus teach us? What are the novel forms of subjectivity that emerge in this process? In what sense does the environment appear as a challenge for justice? How can the ecologies of education address the problem of the redistribution of social and economic power? What is the role of art in this project of education? What future can be brought by this reconsideration of teaching and learning?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Conference | Building the Turkish Republic: The Early Decades


A conference commemorating the nation's centennial.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Book Discussion | Counting Lost Stars: Poignant Historical Saga


Novelist Kim van Alkemade on the historical research behind her new novel, a gripping and poignant historical saga in which an unmarried college student who’s given up her baby for adoption helps a Dutch Holocaust survivor search for his lost mother.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 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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Discussion | From "Plots and Twists" to a Co-Translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses


In the Fall of 2020, at Princeton University, classicist Yelena Baraz and writer Jhumpa Lahiri team-taught a seminar entitled "Ancient Plots, Modern Twists,” which examined how ancient Greek and Roman plots were appropriated, reused, and reimagined by modern and contemporary writers. The course was divided into four thematic clusters: Abandonment, Monster, Plague, and Metamorphosis. Selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses served as a point of reference for each of these clusters. The collaboration between Baraz and Lahiri led to their embarking, in 2021, on a co-translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in English for the Modern Library. In this presentation, Jhumpa Lahiri will discuss the genesis, creative process, and challenges of “modernizing” Ovid’s Latin text for a new generation of English readers, revisiting themes of abandonment, monstrosity, plague and metamorphosis to frame the presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lecture | “Those Who Feed”: Interspecies Futurities in Indigenous Siberia


Is caring for domestic animals compatible with eating them? Based on nearly two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Siberia’s Altai Republic, this talk examines the tangled relations of care and violence between Indigenous Altai pastoralists and the livestock on whom their way of life depends. Parsing the Altai expression mal-ash azyraar, or literally, “to feed livestock,” Dr. Adkins argues that “feeding” animals in Altai society cannot be understood as a simple concrete act, nor as an abstract mode of relation. Instead, feeding—and implicitly eating—animals is a situation of temporal entanglement or co-futurity: to feed animals is to share a future with them, exposing the feeder to all of the potential benefits and ills that this future may bring. Speaker Tyler Adkins is a Mellon Teaching Fellow at the Harriman Institute.
   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

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 | Shutter Island (2010) Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo


The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive. Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow Martin Scorsese is an American film director who emerged as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era. He is the recipient of many major accolades, including an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biographical and period films, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. As of 2019, his films have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has been placed eight times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors. Mark Ruffalo is an American actor. He starred in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 (2004), Just like Heaven (2005) and the thrillers In the Cut (2003), Zodiac (2007), and Shutter Island (2010). He received a Tony Award nomination for his supporting role in the Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! in 2006. Ruffalo gained international recognition for playing Bruce Banner / Hulk since 2012 in the superhero franchise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone


Zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock leave the confines of the White House to travel to Graceland in Memphis, TN. Along the way, they encounter other post-apocalyptic warriors and a group of survivors who find refuge in a commune. The scrappy fighters must now rely on their wits and weapons more than ever as they soon find themselves in a relentless battle against smarter, faster and seemingly indestructible zombies. Director: Ruben Fleischer Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Zoey Deutch Woody Harrelson is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor and writer. He has received numerous accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Emma Stone is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. In 2017, she was the world's highest-paid actress and named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Lecture | Dirty Literature: Towards an Ecopoetics of Russian Soil (in-person and online)


In this talk, Mieka Erley will present selected episodes from her recent book, On Russian Soil: Myth and Materiality. As a whole, the book takes an ecocritical approach to the place of soil in Russian and Soviet culture, considering key moments in the evolving mythology of soil across a century of modernization, colonization, and ecological change. This talk will focus on literary depictions of soil in literature, from 19th-century naturalism to mid-20th-century Virgin Lands literature. Within this tradition of “dirty literature,” Erley will excavate the meaning of three symbolic keywords: native soil (pochva), dirt (griaz’), and virgin land (tselina). Examining these keywords reveals how soil, in its many forms, served to focus larger debates about the hygienic boundaries between art and life, between culture and nature, and between classes and nations. At the conclusion of the talk, Erley will reflect on how attention to materiality can reinvigorate our understandings of literature and culture. Mieka Erley is Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Colgate University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Museum Highlights Tour


A highlights tour of these exhibitions: A Collection without Borders -- celebrates the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Goa and the Philippines. Includes a wide range of paintings and decorative arts. Featuring works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Murillo, Tápies, Viladrich, Arrieta, and many more. Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of José Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection -- Anatomy of a Fresco features a rare group of figurative sketches for portraits and preparatory works for large-scale murals made during the Mexican Mural Movement. Sorolla's Vision of Spain -- The monumental series of 14 paintings known as Vision of Spain by the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. A truly unique, immersive experience that captures the essence of turn-of-the-century rural Spain. Sculpture on the Audobon Terrace -- Immerse yourself in Penetrable, an interactive sculpture created by Jesús Rafael Soto, as well as Marta Chilindron’s Orange Cube 48, the inaugural selection for Art on the Audubon Terrace, a partnership with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Sky Marks | Landmarks: Curator's Tour


Museum director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the exhibition which focuses on all the structures in New York designated as individual landmarks that are "skyscrapers."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | Protagoras and the Art of Argument


Diogenes Laertius tells us that the sophist Protagoras invented what became the art of philosophical argument. In particular, he was the first to use 'the Socratic form of argument’ — i.e. the elenchus, which quickly evolved into Platonic and Aristotelian dialectic. This talk argues that we have good evidence that this is true. Plato’s Protagoras shows him deploying what was plausibly the original form of the elenchus, and that this was characteristic of Protagoras is confirmed by some strange bits of other evidence. The original Protagorean form of dialectic was not just a ’sophistic’ exercise in refutation for its own sake but a vehicle for serious ethical and political inquiry, structured by the examination of literary texts. Socrates’/Plato's only innovation was to throw the text away. Speaker: Rachel Barney, University of Toronto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Activist Affordances: How Disabled People Improvise More Habitable Worlds (online)


Disability scholars Arseli Dokumaci and Michele Friedner discuss Arseli’s new work. Drawing on the book’s rich ethnography, Arseli and Michele will engage in a lively conversation about the immense amount of creative work disabled people do everyday, building inhabitable worlds from the ground up, followed by discussion with the audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | New Feminist Books: In Visible Archives / Pregnancy in the Victorian Novel


Margaret Galvan and Livia Arndal Woods talk about their new books in feminist studies and how they transformed their dissertations into their first books: Galvan's In Visible Archives: Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s and Woods' Pregnancy in the Victorian Novel. Prof. Nancy K. Miller will moderate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


A piano master class with Kevin Kenner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Symposium | Yuriy Tarnawsky: Running Barefoot Home, A Writer Who Returned


A scholarly symposium in honor of Yuriy Tarnawsky, Ukraine-born bilingual Ukrainian-American poet and writer to celebrate his contribution to Ukrainian culture through his Ukrainian- and English-language works. Speakers Tamara Hundorova (Ukrainian literary scholar, Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University) Stash Luczkiw (Ukrainian-American writer and journalist, Kyiv Post) Myroslav Shkandrij (Writer and literary scholar, Visiting Professor of History at Columbia University) Vitaly A. Chernetsky (Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Kansas) Concert Performers—Solomiya Ivakhiv (violin) and Melvin Chen (piano) Reception to follow
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Share Their Work


Poetry readings by Gillian Conoley and Annelyse Gelman, followed by a reception/signing.
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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. 5PM              Nordic films (Part 2)       (36.15 mins)   Frydenlund Hair Parlour   I'll be Your Kettle   Glenn the Nature Lover   Time of Slime Mold   5:40PM INTERMISSION                     (20 mins)   6:00PM          Latvian Films                 (95 mins) 7:40PM INTERMISSION                     (20 mins)   8:00PM          Lithuanian Films            (78 mins)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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5:00 pm
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Lecture | To Return or to Forgive? Runaway Peasants and the Imperial State, 1725-1801


Traditional scholarly wisdom suggests that the eighteenth century was a period marked by worsening socioeconomic conditions and legal status of the Russian peasantry. The proliferation of taxes and obligations exerted substantial pressure on the economic sustainability of peasant households. Noble landlords and village societies gained the authority to exile unruly or unwanted rural inhabitants for hard labor or to Siberia. At the same time, the imperial state gradually became more adept at controlling its population by introducing and refining different means of social control. Within this narrative, the phenomenon of peasant flight is portrayed as a simplistic binary of domination versus resistance. This talk introduces essential nuances to this narrative through a comprehensive analysis of the dialectical relationship between state laws and the responses they elicited from peasants, and situating these dynamics within the broader official discourse on peasant flight. It underscores the development and coexistence of two distinct approaches by the government toward peasants in the eighteenth century. While compelling the return of runaways within the country, it simultaneously offered significant incentives to Russian subjects who fled abroad, particularly to Poland-Lithuania. Ultimately, this study offers insights into how the imperial state worked in practice and how its policies benefited specific groups of peasants while exacerbating the conditions of others. Speaker Andrey Gornostaev is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Talk | Climate Change is Scary


What’s scarier than Halloween? Climate change, of course! But don’t let the fear of the climate crisis prevent you from taking action.  Welcome internationally renowned climate activist Saad Amer for a wide-ranging conversation on the role of posters and visual communication in combating the environmental crisis. He will share his global perspective on climate activism and the role posters and graphic design play in tackling climate change. Costumes are encouraged, and best costume will receive a free 1-year membership. Questions are strongly encouraged! Saad Amer is an environmentalist, climate justice activist and the Founder of Justice Environment, a social impact consultancy helping businesses, nonprofits and governments navigate climate change and the just transition. He is a consultant to the United Nations and served as an Expert Reviewer for a recent IPCC report. As one of the country’s most prolific voting rights organizers, he has reached millions and created campaigns featuring the likes of Vice President Al Gore, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Taylor Swift. He has researched the impacts of climate change on the ground in the Indian Himalayas funded by USAID, co-created Harvard University’s inaugural Sustainability Plan, and discovered a new hybrid species in French Polynesia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Party | Costume Parade with Tim Gunn, Host of Project Runway


What goes boo-k in the night? Your best literary-inspired costume, that's what! At the annual costume parade, come dressed to impress in your best look inspired by a beloved book, poem, character, or writer. The judges--fashion mentor Tim Gunn and others--will decide who wears it best. With music by Rimarkable. Join at any point between 5:30-8:30 PM. The costume parade will begin at about 6:30 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Violin Works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (In Person AND Online)


Juchao Zhao, violin. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Violin Sonata No.5, Op.24 Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Violin Concerto, Op.35
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Frank Auerbach: Frank & Julia


The gallery’s second exhibition with the esteemed British painter Frank Auerbach. Celebrated for his distinctive painterly lexicon, which is characterized by passionate brushwork and tactile impasto, in this exhibition Auerbach delivers evocative compositions imbued with soul and presence. The paintings and works on paper on view in Frank & Julia offer a singular vantage point from which to explore Auerbach's creative spirit, inviting contemplation into his motivations and artistic methodologies. From the time of their university days when they met at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1950s, Julia was one of the artist’s first sitters. Conversely, only sporadic self-portraits exist from Auerbach’s early career, and it is within the last few years that he has consistently engaged with his own visage as a recurring motif. Notably, all the works featured in this exhibition come from the past decade, with the earliest portrait of Julia made in 2012, and all of the self-portraits finished within the last year.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Jane Eyre (1943) with Orson Welles


Based on the renowned Charlotte Brontë novel, this drama depicts the trials and tribulations of young English woman Jane Eyre. Orphaned and raised in an abusive home, Jane eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls for its older aristocrat owner, Edward Rochester. However, numerous obstacles stand in the way of Jane and Edward's romance, and their love may not survive a series of dramatic and unfortunate events. Director: Robert Stevenson Cast:  Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine Orson Welles was an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in film, radio, and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Latent Rhythm: 4-Artist Show


Featuring Taha Heydari, Yein Lee, Yanjun Li, and Erik Nilson
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Michiko Itatani: Cosmic Encounters


A monumental collection of complex, medium and large-scale paintings by the Chicago-based painter Michiko Itatani (b. 1948, Osaka, Japan). As the first solo exhibition at Storage within our ongoing, inaugural exhibition series titled Press Release, Cosmic Encounters is also Itatani’s first solo exhibition in New York City after 30+ years.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Shilpa Gupta: Installation and Sculpture


The exhibition includes a new sound installation, along with sculptural objects and drawings addressing her continued concerns around language, censorship, mobility, risks, and the power of resilience. The central work in the exhibition is a new sound installation titled Listening Air. This in-motion installation includes suspended microphones, each counterbalanced by a dimly lit light fixture, orbiting throughout the darkened gallery and between visitors. Subverting their connotations, the microphones-turned-speakers make audible words that have traversed landscapes of fields, forests, streets, and universities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Artists Fight Back: Defying Anti-LGBTQ Legislation & Violence Globally


A student reading of Olwoch’s play The Survival, director: Kambi John Gathesha, Assistant Director: Jordan Baptiste.      Followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Shayoni Mitra: Achiro Olwoch, Weiss International Fellow and Scholar at Risk. With Achiro Olwoch, Weiss International Fellow and Scholar at Risk; Adam Odess-Rubin, Founding Artistic Director of National Queer Theater (NQT), Co-Founder of Criminal Queerness Festival; L.J. O'Connor, Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, Humanism & Anti-Racism at WU Pomona
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Classical Latin-American and Spanish Music


Rosa Antonelli, piano, performs classical Latin-American and Spanish music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Dance Lesson | Dance Workshop & Conversation on Hip-Hop Culture


Artist and choreographer Rennie Harris will speak on Hip-Hop's cultural resonance, lead a dance workshop, and participate in a talkback with audience members. Immerse yourself in the essence of Hip Hop as Harris takes you on a journey through the evolution of the genre. From the streets of its birthplace to the global stage, Harris will guide you through iconic moves and groundbreaking techniques that have shaped the dance form for his innovative dance style and dynamic energy.  More than just a dance class, this is a chance to engage with the rich history and cultural significance of Hip Hop. Harris will share insights into the origins, socio-political influences, and artistic expressions that have propelled Hip Hop from its humble beginnings to its current global impact. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just stepping onto the dance floor for the first time, Rennie's dynamic teaching style ensures an experience that's both educational and exhilarating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005): Animated Comic Romance


When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. Directors: Tim Burton Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
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Movie in a Park | La Bamba (1987): Biopic of Early Latino Rock'n'Roller


Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Director: Luis Valdez Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 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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Poetry Reading | In A Body: Diverse Poems


Emily Hockaday’s second collection is about ecology, parenthood, chronic illness, grief, and the urban environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Film | Mangue Bangue (1971): Silent Brazilian Comedy


The picture draws a parallel between man and animal to illustrate what is called "The 1970's Brazilian Economic Miracle." Director: Neville de Almeida Stars: Sérgio Bandeira, Neville de Almeida, Damião Experiência 80 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Economic Consequences of U.S. Mobilization for the Second World War (online)


Many believe that despite its destructive character, war ultimately boosts long-term economic growth. For the United States this view is often supported by appeal to the experience of the Second World War, understood as a triumph of both production and productivity. Author Alexander Field shows that between 1941 and 1945 manufacturing productivity actually declined, depressed by changes in the output mix and resource shocks from enemy action, including curtailed access to natural rubber and, on the Eastern Seaboard, petroleum. The war forced a shift away from producing goods in which the country had a great deal of experience toward those in which it had little.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Brazilian Music for Two Guitars


Eduardo Gutterres and Gabriele Leite, guitar, perform a program of Brazilian works for two guitars inspired by such native styles as Bossa nova and Samba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Castles & Cathedrals: Violin Works by Saint-Saens, Rameau, and More


Miolina returns with their program "Castles & Cathedrals." The soaring heights of these buildings made them the skyscrapers of their time. Today, they continue to capture our eyes even as cities have grown taller and taller. Miolina will perform works inspired by the spirit of castles and cathedrals. Their show will include works by composers: Lynn Bechtold, Joe Hisaishi, Takuma Itoh, Kyle McGucken, Jean-Philippe Rameau/arr. Guignon, Camille Saint-Saens, & Rentaro Taki.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lecture | Decolonial Geo-Imaginaries: Politics in Zimbabwe


In conceptualizing colonial dispossession as a transnational political economic structure as opposed to event or bounded temporality, this lecture will engage the politics of post-independence extraction in Zimbabwe. Grappling with enduring North-South coloniality, Samudzi considers the relationship between attempted land reform, the subsequent economic strictures of imposed sanctions — codified in human rights discourses as “unilateral coercive measures” — and the paradoxical productions of local modes of sovereignty. Against the carcerality of land enclosure, the coterminity of the [ongoing] Scramble for Africa and the Great Acceleration, Samudzi will gesture towards a narrativization of the anthropocene: of de/reterritorialization and forced movement, ecological catastrophe, pandemic disruption, political corruption, and a geo-imaginary of land/The Land that endeavors towards liberation. Speaker Zoé Samudzi is the Charles E. Scheidt Visiting Assistant Professor of Genocide and Genocide Prevention at the Strassler Center at Clark University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Piano and Visuals


Jiayin Shen, piano; and Eric Dyer, visuals perform live phenakistiscope (one of the first forms of moving media entertainment) accompanied by solo piano performances by composers such as Scott Joplin, Aphex Twin, John Adams, Steve Reich, Horacio Lavandera, Wendy Carlos, and Nils Frahm. Dyer uses modern technology to reinvent the phenakistiscope as a medium for live performance and improvisation. Paired with Shen’s piano performance of music, Duo Kinetica explores themes including non-violence, motion hidden in everyday life, the city symphony, pre-cinema history, the male gaze, industrial heydays, and our relationship with technology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | CANCELLED***Brazilian Singer-Songwriter***CANCELLED


The multitalented and Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer-songwriter Larissa Luz also hosts a popular talk show, has acted in numerous television and film roles, and placed second this year in Brazil's edition of The Masked Singer. She has parlayed her stardom into a thriving career as a social activist, speaking out against sexism, racism, and colorism in a field that's still greatly defined by it. A regular performer in music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Rock in Rio, Luz will be performing music from across her career, including new songs and cuts from her most recent release, the trap pop EP Deusa Dulov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Jazz | UnSilent Film: Celebrating Carl Davis


Jazz ensembles perform live to screenings of landmark silent films! This special program will feature the works of Carl Davis, the driving force behind the reinvention of the silent movie in concert. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 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
7:45 pm
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Classical Music | Music from Shakespeare's First Folio


Collectio Musicorum (Chad Kranak, Alex Longnecker, Christopher Preston Thompson, singers; Christopher Morrongiello, lute; Patricia Neely, viola da gamba; Jeff Dailey, recorder) performs music from Shakespeare's First Folio, with songs and dances from As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest, and other plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Aaron Copland and More (In Person AND Online)


David J Green, trumpet. Program David Chesky (b. 1956), Central Park Morning Oskar Bohme (1870-1938), Soiree de St.-Petersbourg, Op.23 Eric Ewazen (b. 1954), Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Quiet City Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751), Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 7 No. 3
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 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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8:45 pm
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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