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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 26, 2018?

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 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! 57 free events take place on September 26 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out September 26 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 September . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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57 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 26, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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Ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you?!  Ruel Davis returns for a new season of boot camp. This one-hour, intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more. Every Wednesday from June 6-September 26, 2018.
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6:30 am
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Fitness Boot Camp

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The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a 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 encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Boot Camp

Birdwatching |


Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon, who is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City.  He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Wednesdays through October 10, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Bird Walk at The Battery

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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
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, City Hall tour

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New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Special guest Robert Greskovic.
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11:00 am
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Talks, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Wednesdays through October 3, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Elements of Nature Drawing

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In 1802, Nikolai Karamzin founded the journal Messenger of Europe with the intention that it would inform the Russian public of current political developments in the West, including as they related to the European colonies. From its inaugural issue through 1804, about two dozen stories explicitly concerning the Haitian Revolution appeared in its pages, and as an editor, Karamzin was sympathetic to the cause. In this talk, the Ohio State University's Jennifer Wilson will explore Karamzin’s investments in a successful slave rebellion on the island of Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) with a focus on how the Haitian Revolution provided a canvas onto which he could impose his own preoccupations with matters of self-determination and the right of Russia (and Haiti) to form governments that departed from the norms and practices of the West. 
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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Saint-Domingue by Way of Saint Petersburg: Writing the Haitian Revolution in Imperial Russia

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Conduction of science experiments allow not only for an individual’s natural curiosity to shine through, but also for “scientists” to better understand the world around them and the natural laws by which the world functions. Experiments will call for the “scientists” to hypothesize about what they predict will happen, teach “investigators” how to be capable of finding solutions to big problems, will involve communicating with their fellow “scientists,” and will be completed independently by the “scientists.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Having Fun With Science: Adult Stem Workshops

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Peformances by Rapaport Winners: Lara Lewison, Nikki Pet, Jennifer Wu, Katie Cooke, Gabriel Soileau, Stephanie Borgani, Brent Morden, Kaya Curtis, Simon Cohen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Chamber music by Rapaport competition winners

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The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Bach at Noon

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Deanna Witkowski is the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour |


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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As we plunge into the uncertain times of the Anthropocene (a geological epoch dominated by humans), we face a convergence of global crises: from the breaching of planetary boundaries like climate change and biodiversity loss, to crises in energy and resource extractivism, food systems, economic inequality, security, health and demographics—especially migration and urbanization. Responses to these crises by dominant actors and institutions have often been superficial, delayed, fragmentary and even reactionary. They fall short of addressing the systemic dimensions of the crises, their interconnected complexity, their root causes and the intersectional forms of power and injustice enabling their hegemonic reproduction. Instead, they often replicate the logics producing the crises, thus failing to embody the systemic alternatives and “great transitions” we urgently need. A lecture by new Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Associate Professor Leonardo E. Figueroa Helland. Sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.  Subscribe Event Type Lectures and Panel Discussions Audience General Public Center Tishman Environment and Design Center Theme Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, International and Global, Politics, Policy and Government, Education and Learning, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation School Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment Topic Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, International Affairs and Development , Philosophy, Social Sciences, Storytelling and Communication, Social Justice, Natural Science, Climate Change Cost This event is free to attend, please RSVP
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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, From Anthropocene Troubles to Utz 'K'aslemal: Indigenous Ecologies as Bioculturally Diverse Pathways Beyond a World of Crises

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Jazz pianist and vocalist Ronny Whyte has performed in concert at Carnegie/Weill Hall, New York’s Town Hall, Washington’s Corcoran Gallery and many more. He will present the All-Star George Gershwin Tribute.
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Midday Jazz: tribute to George Gershwin

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Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world. Mondays through Thursdays
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Screening |


David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Yearsand Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012- 2017, Mr. Vaughan held monthly screenings of his favorite dance films and videos from our collection. David passed away in October 2017, and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will continue screenings in his honor with guest hosts. In celebration of the bicentennial of Marius Petipa’s birth, The New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay will start off the Dance Historian season with an exploration into the work of this master choreographer. This is part one of a two-part presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, 200 Years of Marius Petipa

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An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Tours, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Lesson |


Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. This lesson repeats every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Learn to play chess

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Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Film |


An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local prostitute. Directed by Jules Dassin. Starring Melina Mercouri. 97 min.
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Films, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Never on Sunday (1960): Greek black-and-white romantic comedy

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Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Wednesdays, July 11-October 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class

Poetry Reading |


No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
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Poetry Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Poetry Workshop

Film |


After serving his conviction, a former gunman returns to his town planning to live a quiet life, however, the sons of a man he killed have other plans. This classic Mexican neo-western, was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. Director: Arturo Ripstein Stars: Marga López, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Enrique Rocha 90 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Time to Die (1966): Classic Mexican Western

Author Reading |


Author Teishan Latner is an assistant professor of history at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His research has appeared in academic journals including Diplomatic History and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society.
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4:30 pm
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Author Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Discussion |


A discussion including author Liao Yiwu, the winner of the 2018 Disturbing the Peace Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk. As a vocal critic of China’s Communist regime, he spent four years in prison after publicly reciting his poem “Massacre” in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen Square military on June 4, 1989. He currently lives in Germany, under asylum. Also present will be Liu Xia, the runner-up for the award. After substantial pressure from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the international community, Liu Xia was finally given her freedom to leave China. She arrived in Berlin on July 10, three days before the anniversary of the death of her husband, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who had been under unofficial and illegal house arrest for eight years. Although never charged with a crime, Liu Xia lost her freedom due to her husbands 11-year prison sentence for drafting a petition calling for democracy and human rights in China.
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Discussions, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, The Power of the Powerless in China

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A ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer, is in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance back to the United States. What initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Directed by René Clément. 119 min.
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Films, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Purple Noon (1960): French movie with Alain Delon

Festival |


Tribeca Art + Culture Night is a quarterly urban art festival taking place in 30 venues in Tribeca including non-profit art organizations, university galleries, design studios, alternative spaces, and fine art commercial galleries. This urban festival celebrates culture in Tribeca and is specifically designed to embrace the diversity of creative expressions from drawing and design to crafts and much more. The event brings the greater New York City community together around a program of exhibitions, performances, talks, and workshops.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Festivals, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Tribeca Art + Culture Night: September Edition

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Discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.  
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Tours, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour

Opening Reception |


A group exhibition showcasing contemporary female artists based in Austria and the United States. This transmedial show unites artists from different generations, commenting on women’s role in society and the arts.
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Opening Receptions, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Women.Now: Group Show

Forum |


Conceived in this moment of political instability, this will be an occasion to talk about the future of Europe, and to discuss the potential of each European nation to shape the European political space. It is not intended as a purely academic exercise, but aims to be open to everyone. They will start with brief introductory remarks about the European political space. Each speaker will then talk briefly about the European Union as a political and not merely economic union. The ensuing debate will address migration as the central theme. The participation of the audience is essential. Speakers: Etienne Balibar (Columbia) Jean Cohen (Columbia) Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia) Lydia Goehr (Columbia) Stephen Holmes (NYU) Carlo Invernizzi (CUNY) Giulia Oskian (Yale) Silvana Patriarca (Fordham) David Ragazzoni (Columbia) Rui Tavares (LIVRE / Brown University) Nadia Urbinati (Columbia) Achille Varzi (Columbia) Nicolas De Warren (PennState)  
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Forums, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Migration and the European Political Space: The Future is at the Borders

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Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. The class will explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing.
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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, What DNA testing can and can’t tell you

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In this workshop, Robert Hellmann, author of  Advanced LinkedIn and a LinkedIn-designated "Forum Expert," shows you: • Advanced people-search techniques: find and connect with the those who can help you • How to be “found” on LinkedIn by people looking to hire for your skills • When to copy your resume into your LinkedIn profile, and when not to • Verbiage to include in LinkedIn messages that will boost your response rate • How LinkedIn makes it easy to keep in touch ...and more!
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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Advanced LinkedIn: Jump-start Your Job-search, Business, and Career

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Spiral Music presents acoustic music at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. This week Max ZT, dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer,” is invited to forge a connection between his music and the art in the galleries.
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Spiral Music: Sounds from the Himalayas and South Asia

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Shake off the stress of work and join others for some friendly competition at drop-in volleyball. This is an after-work volleyball game for adults. They will provide the scorekeeper and the ball and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. A great opportunity to meet new friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Volleyball After Work

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Julio Cortes is a movement teacher with over 30 years of martial and movement arts experience, specializing in Taijiquan. Taijiquan, also known as Taichi ch’uan, or Taichi, is an internal movement art that includes all of the following: fighting, self-defense, weapons, mental development, meditation, health and healing. The last three are what it is best known for now. In this class students will develop greater body/mind awareness, strength, range of motion, coordination and balance while learning how to move gracefully. Specifically, we will practice a basic warm-up and learn the first set of a powerful and rare long form taught in Asia. Suitable for any age and body condition, this a great opportunity to learn one of the best regarded and most popular body/mind practices in the world. Wednesdays, July 18- October 17, 2018.
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Evening Tai Chi

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Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 11-September 26, 2018.
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Sunset Yoga

Gallery Talk |


The evening starts with a tour of the exhibition with curator Monika Fabijanska. Following Christen Clifford’s (New School) introduction to the history of rape, artist Jennifer Karady will discuss her exploration of PTSD, rape in the military, and her collaboration with U.S. veterans, while Ada Trillo will talk about her project How did I get here? in the context of women trafficking, rape and prostitution, and feminicidios – violent homicides of women on the U.S.-Mexican border. Moderated by professor Shonna Trinch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.: Artists' Tour

Author Reading |


The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez has delved into his country's complex history and present. His work has received several international awards, including Spain's Premio Alfaguara and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The French Ministry of Culture recently made him Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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Author Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel of Conspiracy and Political Obsession

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Even as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's health declined, his final days in office were spent on major projects: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland. Drawing on new evidence, David B. Woolner illustrates how, up until the very end, FDR attempted to shape domestic and foreign policy to ensure a future of peace and prosperity. The Program Room opens at 6 PM.
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Author Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, The Last 100 Days: a new light on the end of Franklin Roosevelt's life and presidency

Discussion |


With Jennifer Chang and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram. Camonghne Felix, moderator.
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Discussions, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Poets on Craft

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Discover the East Hampton house that was designed to help its inhabitants transcend mortality. When artists Shusako Arakawa and Madeline Gins set out to construct their “Lifespan Extending Villa,” Bioscleave House, artist Robert Bowen was inspired by their one-of-a-kind construction, to create his experimental documentary, The Long Island House. “Imagine a house that is an abstracted three-dimensional diagram of what a house might be,” Bowen writes. “Bioscleave is a perceptual research station built to study the relationship of the body to built architectural spaces.” Bowen will discuss his work and Bioscleave’s lure of immortality with photographer and artist Bryan Whitney, whose work focuses on how we perceive and experience real space and ourselves, and cultural critic Don Byrd.
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Discussions, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Eternal Life at Bioscleave House: one-of-a-kind construction and immortality

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Spurred by recent heated debates about NYC's select high schools and disparity throughout the city’s public schools, this event will unpack the issues of equity and quality in our education system. Is there only so much room at the top? How do race and class factor into the fight for equality in education? Is education a finite resource to be rationed, or can new ideas help build a system that benefits all? Hear from experts with diverse points of view.
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Discussions, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Urgent Conversations: Are We Rationing High-Quality Education?

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Yoga is back as a summer offering twice a week. Open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one while supplies last, first come first served.
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Yoga Downtown

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End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Every Wednesday from June 6-September 26, 2018.
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Workshops, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun

Book Club |


The Baron in the Trees is a philosophical story about a young, eighteenth-century Italian nobleman who seeks to live in a tree after his sister tries to feed him snails. From his perch, the nobleman engages in love affairs and other episodes. Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). He was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees

Poetry Reading |


From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo comes a collection of poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.
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Poetry Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Inward: Knowing Ourselves

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Post-rehab, Maggie Terry is single-mindedly trying to keep her head down in New York City in Sarah Schulman's book. Against this absurd backdrop, Maggie wants nothing more than to slowly re- build her life in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. But her first day on the job as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a sensational new case: actress strangled. If Maggie is going to solve this mystery, she’ll have to shake the ghosts―dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit―that have long ruled her life.
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Author Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Maggie Terry: A Novel of Murder and Intrigue

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In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. As Neal Bascomb writes, the most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave.
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Author Readings, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

Lecture |


MM Serra ignites the world of avant-garde film. For three decades in New York City, she has produced some of the most thought-provoking work on women and erotics in cinema today. Serra’s unwavering passion for experimental cinema extends beyond her practice as an artist. Since 1993, she has worked as the Executive Director of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative where she distributes, preserves and exhibits an extraordinary collection of films and videos. The lecture will conclude with a rare screening of Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth.
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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Art(core) and the Explicit Body: The Films of MM Serra

Performance |


This month, you'll be gifted performances by George Civeris, Muna Mire, David Goldberg, Jay Jurden, Shannon Matesky, and Nico Tortorella! They will respond to the theme "Don’t Stop Me Now": think stories of perseverance, Pride, owning power, and overcoming obstacles.  Greetings from Queer Mountain is a themed comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty. The show is currently running in Austin, New Orleans, and now New York! The mission of the show is to provide more stage time for the LGBTQIA voices that are often left out of heteronormative art spaces and to foster the growth and acceptance of new voices in writing, comedy, and performance.
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Performances, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase

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Sueño is Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Calderón de la Barca's classic Life Is a Dream. Set in 1635, this metaphysical drama—renowned as one of the jewels of the Spanish Golden Age—Sueño follows the life of young Prince Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, who is imprisoned at birth when astrologers predict that his reign as king will result in the country's ruin.
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Plays, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Sueño: Imprisoned by Astrology
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Plays, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Classic play by Nobel Prize-winning playwright

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Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’s Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. Local stakeholders and community leaders will participate as panelists, assisting in opening up dialogues with audiences. These guided discussions, which aim to promote healing and bridge the growing divide between law enforcement and local communities, will focus on the impact of racialized violence against communities of color, and the legacies of the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, as well as Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Saheed Vassell, and numerous other victims. The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Each week will feature a different group of actors. Tuesdays through Saturdays, September 13-October 13, 2018.
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Performances, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles and Choral Music

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Thirty-three years separate two one-act plays that are connected by absurd humor and the characters of Vanek and Stanek. What happens when two writers meet—one who is not allowed to write and the other who writes whatever he wants? What if the first one has a surprising proposal for the second one? And what if the two of them meet years later when they can write freely but it is not working? Vaclav Havel’s dialogue confronts the dramatic attempts of a debuting author. To sign or not to sign? To act or just to talk? Did the elites fail or did we? Protest? Debt! Svanda Theatre is one of the oldest drama theatres in Prague. It´s focused on contemporary plays and also on the bold adaptation of classics. Besides its own repertoire Svanda Theatre also offers a wide range of supporting events such as concerts, talk shows, independent theatre group productions, stage readings and also the best of Czech regional theatre work. It was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Radok´ award for its dramaturgy. Playwrights: Vaclav Havel and Marek Hejduk Director: Daniel Hrbek Cast: Robert Jaskow, Tomas Pavelka, Jacob Erftemeijer, Tomas Korenek
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Performances, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Protest and Debt: 2 One-Act Plays
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Concerts, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Opera arias and chamber music by Haydn, Wagner, Mahler and more..
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Musicals, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Rock musical and more
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by Sibelius and more

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