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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 18, 2019?

69 free events take place on Wednesday, September 18 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 September 18 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!

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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Workshop | Boot Camp


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 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Boot Camp

Workshop | Sacred Sounds Yoga


Get your yoga on in the park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch. Please bring your own yoga mat.   Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-September 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Sacred Sounds Yoga

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
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Tours, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Gallery Talk | T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour. One of the most influential, innovative and talented Native American artists of the 20th century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Learn how Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens and exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art historical tropes while creating an entirely fresh visual vocabulary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott. The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song ("Shallow"). It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:15 am
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Films, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer

Film | Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961): A Comedy Shot In West Berlin During Cold War


A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to prevent the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist. 115 min. Director: Billy Wilder. Starring James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin. One, Two, Three has an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961): A Comedy Shot In West Berlin During Cold War

Lesson | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Braille Study Group

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Workshop | Photographs That Will Make Your Friends Jealous


Have you ever looked at a friend's photo on the internet and secretly wanted to unfriend them because the photo they took was THAT good? If you said yes (or no), please join the team as they help you unleash the creative beast within. Bring the camera and lenses you enjoy using and that's all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Photographs That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Concerts, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Bach at Noon

Lesson | Meditation: Death and Afterlife


In this workshop given by Dr. Andrew Vidich, Educator, Author, International Speaker and longtime meditator, he will discuss the many faceted aspects of death and the afterlife. All of us must face the moment of death. By understanding what dies and what lies beyond this physical existence, each of us can learn more fully how to live now. Who are we? Where do we go?  What is the nature of the higher self?  After an interactive lecture and discussion, the session will be followed by a demonstration through meditation. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Meditation: Death and Afterlife

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


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. With: Yuka Aikawa, Jazz, Composer, Accompanist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Gallery Talk | Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the importance of many of these iconic objects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Lesson | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Chess For Adults

Jazz | Jazz Performance By Broadway Trumpet Player


John Eckert Nine, trumpet. Trumpet player John Eckert Nine has played with the greats Stan Kenton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Grover Mitchell, Lee Konitz, and Bobby Short. Beyond his versatility within the Jazz medium, he has also played in the orchestra pit of several Broadway musicals, as well as with the Simon & Garfunkel reunion band. Eckert was the lead trumpeter in three big bands: the Buddy Merrow Orchestra, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, and TheAmerican Brass Quintet with whom he recorded.
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Jazz Performance By Broadway Trumpet Player

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


Highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, information about architect Cass Gilbert and viewings of the Collectors Office with its Tiffany woodwork, Reginald Marsh murals and the 140-ton rotunda dome, designed and built by Rafael Gustavino.
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Film | George Clooney's Six Time Oscar Nominated Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005): Senator McCarthy Against Journalist


Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. 93 min. Director: George Clooney. Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson.  The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Clooney and Best Actor for Strathairn.
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Films, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, George Clooney's Six Time Oscar Nominated Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005): Senator McCarthy Against Journalist

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


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 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Researching Naturalization Records


In this class the history of how our ancestors became citizens of the United States of America will be explored, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Researching Naturalization Records

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


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.
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Workshops, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class

Lecture | Tools for Connecting People, Place, and Water


Megan Bucknum and Dr. Jennifer Kitson of Rowan University’s Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability will be sharing their research. Kitson and Bucknum asked New Jersey’s citizens, “What New Jersey water source is most meaningful to you?” Working with public libraries, the project experiments with ways of soliciting stories that diverge from traditional oral history practices. For this project, the act of listening publicly to stories about water were as important as sharing stories or telling one’s story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Tools for Connecting People, Place, and Water

Lecture | Sex Recognition and the Choice Between Courtship and Aggression


Speaker Maria de la Paz Fernandez is from the Neuroscience Department at Barnard College.
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Lectures, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Sex Recognition and the Choice Between Courtship and Aggression

Opening Reception | Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands Unlimited


An exhibition that features over 100 artworks, publications, artist editions, and ephemera produced by the press between 2010 to 2018. Highlights include the original manuscript for On Democracy by Saddam Hussein (2012), which was smuggled out of Baghdad during the second Gulf War in 2003; Badlands’ first profit and loss statement in 2010 (total loss); mockups of unpublished projects; and a series of oil portraits by Paul Chan depicting infamous publishers.  Founded by Chan in 2010 in his New York studio, the independent press has to date published more than 57 paperbacks, e-books, and artworks with authors and artists including Etel Adnan, Cory Arcangel, Bernadette Corporation, Petra Cortright, Marcel Duchamp, Aruna D’Souza, Carroll Dunham, Cauleen Smith, Martine Syms, Dread Scott, Yvonne Rainer, and Calvin Tomkins, among many others. 
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands Unlimited

Forum | Adaptive Human-Centered Technology Against Climate Change


Climate change is not a problem for multilateralism, climate change is a problem for us all.” The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that climate change can prove the value of collective action. We look forward to engaging with panelists on sharing their ideas to tackle with climate change. Moderated by John Furlow, Deputy Director for Humanitarian Assistance and International Development at the  International Research Institute for Climate and Society Panelists: - Amb. Timothy T. Y. Hsiang, Secretary General of International Cooperation and Development Fund - Alma Quintero, Environment and Disaster Resilience Program Fellow, Pan American Development Foundation - Hideyuki Shiozawa, Senior Program Officer, International Peace and Security Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Refreshments will be provided
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Forums, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Adaptive Human-Centered Technology Against Climate Change

Lesson | What Is Regional Gothic Fiction And How To Write It?


What is regional writing? What is gothic writing? How these two things are combined to make a richly textured story? All of these questions will be discussed at this event. Examples of writings with strong regional gothic elements will be examined There will be talks with established NYC artists from various mediums whose work draws heavily on regional gothic themes.  Each student will create, craft and edit one piece of short fiction. As a group each piece will be worked to see what is working well and what can be improved. An entire class will be devoted to the art of self-editing. During the last class, a list of online magazines which are ideal for first time submitters will be discussed. There will be refreshments and each student will have the opportunity to read their finished piece in front of the group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, What Is&nbsp;Regional Gothic Fiction And How To Write It?

Author Reading | On Sunset: A Memoir


Born in Los Angeles at the dawn of the 1960s to parents who quickly departed, Kathryn Harrison was received by her maternal grandparents as a late-life child. Harry Jacobs and Margaret Sassoon, true wandering Jews, had emigrated to L.A. after leading whirlwind lives in Shanghai, London, Alaska, Russia, and beyond. Harrison grew up in their fading Tudor mansion on Sunset Boulevard, a kingdom inhabited by gleaming memories from their extraordinary past. Their photos, letters, and souvenirs sparked endless family stories that spanned cultures, dynasties, and continents—until declining finances forced them to sell the house in 1971, and night fell fast.Vivid and poignant, filled with the wisdom of retrospect and the wonder of childhood, On Sunset seeks to recover a foundational time in her life, affirming the power of storytelling and the endurance of memory. Some of the books of author Kathryn Harrison are Thicker Than Water, Exposure, A Thousand Orange Trees, While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family, Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured. She reviews regularly for The New York Times Book Review.
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Author Readings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, On Sunset: A Memoir

Lecture | Environmental Science and Sustainability


Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and senior research scholar and lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, discusses environmental law ahead of Peter Bower and Dana Neacsu’s fall publication of Introduction to U.S. Law, Policy, and Research: An Environmental Perspective.
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Lectures, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Environmental Science and Sustainability

Lesson | How To Write A Short Story


If you're a reader and thought you might like to try your hand at short story writing but just don't know how to get started, this course will help! Local author Renee Trainer will take you through the entire process; preparing your mind, getting ideas on paper, and help you through the editing process. You'll learn new writing skills and techniques, and find new ways to express yourself.
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Opening Reception | Age of Foolishness: Part Human, Part Animal


A special exhibition of new drawings, a portfolio of prints and a limited-edition artist book by Brazilian artist Carlos Fragoso. Inspired by Dickens’ steadfast sentiment towards the human condition, Age of Foolishness brings together a selection of unique works on paper which range in size from medium to monumental, as well as a portfolio of prints that was completed in 2012 as a reaction to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Fragoso presents us with creatures, part human, part animal, trapped in their uncertainty but with all the potential in the world still intact. These images capture a forlorn sense of foreboding, and the feverish quality in the air that is characteristic of our time.
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Age of Foolishness: Part Human, Part Animal

Author Reading | Apple, Tree, Writers on their Parents


Donna Masini, Daniel Mendelsohn, editor Lizzie Skurnick, essayist Angeliquue Stevens, Clifford Thomson and editor Lise Funderburg consider a trait they've inherited from a parent, exploring how it affects the lives they lead today, how it shifts their relationships, and how it changes their sense of self.
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Opening Reception | Maneuver: Group Show


With: Anni Albers Polly Apfelbaum Sarah Charlesworth Zoe Leonard Ed Rossbach Rosemarie Trockel
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Book Signing | Miért vagy te, ha lehetsz én is?: Provocative Photography


Artist Petra Collins flips the camera lens onto herself... more specifically into herself. Uninhibited, gross, disjointed, and confusing, Collins places us in a world filled with perverse personal thoughts and lucid landscapes. With the book’s Hungarian title Miért vagy te, ha lehetsz én is? Collins asks us: Why be you, when you can be me? Collins uses the camera as the third person. It captures historical truths (such as a time and place) and an emotional reality with a complicated relationship to intention and perception.
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Book Signings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Mi&eacute;rt vagy te, ha lehetsz &eacute;n is?: Provocative Photography

Author Reading | Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History


Robert Rauschenberg is a work of collaborative oral biography that tells the story of one of the twentieth century's great artists through a series of interviews with key figures in his life—family, friends, former lovers, professional associates, studio assistants, and collaborators. With editor Sara Sinclair.
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Opening Reception | The Oddball: Remembering Chan S. Chung


The first retrospective of artist Chan S. Chung (1942-1994) who spearheaded the avant-garde art movement in Korea during the 1960s and 1970s. From the late 1980s until his passing in 1994, Chung was based in East Village of New York and Greenpoint of Brooklyn, where his junk art and performances were celebrated and still carry on their legacy today. This special retrospective features artworks that he gifted to his friends as well as photographs, videos, and archival material of his studio replete with his famous junk art
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, The Oddball: Remembering Chan S. Chung

Opening Reception | Walter Swennen: Leavin home but there is no home at all


An exhibition of new and recent paintings by Belgian artist Walter Swennen, his third show with the gallery in New York. In this presentation, the artist continues his career-long exploration of language, culture, and memory through his incisively layered paintings, displaying the profound impact that psychology, mass media, and his own life experiences have had on his practice.
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Walter Swennen: Leavin home but there is no home at all

Discussion | Celebrate the First Season of the Podcast Believable


Ryan Sweikert and Narratively's founder Noah Rosenberg will discuss the new podcast. Food and drinks will be served.
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Park Walk | Design Tour: Elevated Design


Explore the unique design elements of the park and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the park and its impact locally and worldwide.
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Park Walk | East Side Evening Stroll


Come after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.
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Workshop | Improv Jam


Explore scene work and improvisation techniques. Learn improv with some of NYC’s top improvisers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. No experience necessary, free and open to all. Wednesdays, September 4-25, 2019
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Tour | Wondrous Water Tour


On World Water Monitoring Day, they’ll address the importance of protecting our local water bodies and showcase how the staff track the water’s health! Come to tour the Freshwater Wetland and Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh and learn about the plants, creatures, and human-made infrastructure that can improve the health of our local water ways.    
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Author Reading | A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind


The controversial thesis behind the 1994 book The Bell Curve brought the topic of racial differences in intelligence to heated public debate. In A Terrible Thing to Waste, science writer and ethicist Harriet Washington dismantles the notion of IQ as an inherited trait, pointing instead to a combination of institutional factors that push marginalized communities closer to sites of toxic waste and pollution as the prime cause of such a gap. She explains why heavy metals, neurotoxins, deficient prenatal care, bad nutrition, and pathogens affect certain communities disproportionately and what can be done to counter environmental racism. Washington will be joined in conversation by Nathan H. Lents, Professor of Biology and Director of the honors programs at John Jay College and author of Not So Different and Human Errorsand Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine and director of the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab.
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Author Readings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind

Author Reading | Daughters of 1968: Redefining French Feminism and the Women's Liberation Movement


The story of French feminism between 1944 and 1981, when feminism played a central political role in the history of France. The key women during this epoch were often leftists committed to a materialist critique of society and were part of a postwar tradition that produced widespread social change, revamping the workplace and laws governing everything from abortion to marriage. Author Lisa Greenwald spent almost a decade working in and researching the women’s movement in France. She has worked as a consultant and in-house historian for a variety of nonprofits and foundations in France, Chicago, and New York. She teaches history at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. 
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Author Readings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Daughters of 1968: Redefining French Feminism and the Women's Liberation Movement

Dance Performance | Problem Work or "Failure" as a Feminist Act: Nothing But Trouble


Adrienne Truscott joined by collaborators will present and talk about excerpts from a show that has caused her nothing but trouble--from the humorously banal to the deeply consequential, both personally and professionally. This show continues to teach her about her process, impulses and impulse control. She has learned strategies for responding to reviews that, while possibly accurate, are also gendered and misogynist, ways of interrogating one's work and the cultural contexts in which it is made and presented. This show has now garnered her both 4-star reviews and lost her a job!
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Author Reading | The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a New Nation


Brenda Wineapple's newest book recounts the first-ever impeachment of an American president. Wineapple is also the author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 and White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.
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Author Reading | West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War, 1965-1974


By the late 1960s, West Germany and Israel were moving in almost opposite diplomatic directions in a political environment dominated by the Cold War. The Federal Republic launched ambitious policies to reconcile with its Iron Curtain neighbors, expand its influence in the Arab world, and promote West European interests vis-a-vis the United States. By contrast, Israel, unable to obtain peace with the Arabs after its 1967 military victory and threatened by Palestinian terrorism, became increasingly dependent upon the United States, estranged from the USSR and Western Europe, and isolated from the Third World. Nonetheless, the two countries remained connected by shared security concerns, personal bonds, and recurrent evocations of the German-Jewish past. Drawing upon newly-available sources covering the first decade of the countries' formal diplomatic ties, Carole Fink reveals the underlying issues that shaped these two countries' fraught relationship and sets their foreign and domestic policies in a global context. Author Carole Fink is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at the Ohio State University.
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Author Readings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War, 1965-1974

Film | Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect


Frank Lloyd Wright denounced New York as an “unlivable prison,” but in the 1920s the city gave him a refuge from personal and creative troubles, provided key clients and commissions, and helped him to resurrect a foundering career. The massive, sprawling metropolis unlocked new creative energies and later served as a foil for Wright’s work in the desert and in promoting “organic architecture.” And at the end of his life, Wright spent his final years at the Plaza Hotel working on the Guggenheim. Prize-winning author and leading Wright authority Anthony Alofsin (his pioneering study, Frank Lloyd Wright: the Lost Years, 1910-1922,  was a winner in the monograph category in the American Institute of Architects International Book Awards) discusses how he discovered Wright’s complex relationship to New York City with foundational research in the recently opened Wright archives at Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. He speaks with structural historian and best-selling architectural writer Judith Dupré.
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Discussion | Dante and Opera


This roundtable focuses on Dante's presence in the world of opera, and classical music in general. Fred Plotkin will be leading a conversation with American conductor Michael Hurshell, Artistic Director of the newly founded Neue Judische Kammerphilharmonie in Dresden, with the participation of Casa Italiana Director Stefano Albertini and Alison Cornish, Professor of Italian and organizer of a series of lectures that focus on Dante's relevance in today's world featuring scholars and experts from many different fields of interest, invited to present their unique readings of the poet's works.
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Film | Documnetary: Nitrate Kisses (1992): The Erasure Of Gay And Lesbian History


Visually structured around four couples making love, one couple at a time; narratively structured around four chapters in lesbian life: older women talking about what it was like in the 30s, 40s and 50s; a look at the hidden eroticism of movies; the repression of gays under the Third Reich; and, the work of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. 67 min. Director: Barbara Hammer. Starring Jerre, Maria, Ruth.
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Lecture | From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth


The Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez looks at the role of narrative in our contemporary lives. Vásquez examines how technological transformations have changed the way we use stories to interpret the world. In the society of “fake news,” what is the place of fiction? Is imaginative writing of any consequence in the time of post-truth? Vásquez questions the impact of new technologies on our relationship to literature and considers the way literature shapes our moral and political landscape.
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Lecture | Love: A Blues Epistemology from the Undercommons


How can we humans, planners, designers, educators of all kinds, truly make a more just society?  What does it take to build and sustain movements in the millions? Through research, practice and an exploration of the concept “abolition,” Mia Charlene White lifts up and amplifes an answer which appears all around us: it takes the spatial practice of abolition and simultaneously understanding these labors as the love we ultimately seek and must make. 
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Discussion | Regeneration: What It Means in Cultural and Political Terms


The Kitchen L.A.B. (Language, Art, Bodies) is a year-long series that brings together artists and writers across disciplines to unpack how the meaning of artistic and cultural terms may shift—and become more resonant or ambiguous—over time. This year, the series considers the term “regeneration” as it pertains to creating something new; as it relates to recycling or re-purposing historic issues or material; and, within the broader cultural and political landscape, as it intersects with the historical question of whether to bring about change through revolution or reform. The first event features Taja Cheek, Catherine Damman, and Constance DeJong.
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Workshop | Tejal Yoga


Tejal Yoga is back, overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty for open-level yoga practice. Bring your own mat. No additional music other than sounds of the park and nature. No props or towels provided. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


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. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Poetry Reading | Anonymous Landscape: New Poetry


The much-anticipated latest from poet and artist Yuko Otomo, with readings from Basil King, Martha King, and John Godfrey, plus a musical interlude from clarinetist Charles Waters.   
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Movie in a Park | Moana (2016): Animated Disney Adventure (Outdoors)


In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House 107 min.
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Author Reading | Ms. Ming's Guide to Civilization: A Witty Account of Contemporary China


Jan Alexander's new novel is a witty and sobering account of contemporary China, with a touch of the absurd, and a Leapfrog Fiction Prize semi-finalist.
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Author Reading | PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019: Contributors Read


Who are the most promising short story writers working today? Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book offers a dozen compelling answers to these questions.
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Film | Springsteen on Broadway (2018): The Boss's Netflix Special


The intimate, final performance of Bruce Springsteen's 236-show run at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. Director: Thom Zimny 153 min. Followed by a Q&A with the film's director.
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Films, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Springsteen on Broadway (2018): The Boss's Netflix Special

Performance | The Disorder of Discourse: Restaging a Michel Foucault Lecture


Because of the radical nature of his work, Michel Foucault's 1969 appointment to a chair at the prestigious College de France was a watershed moment in French intellectual life. With actor Guillaume Bailliart, Fanny de Chaille proposes a restaging of his inaugural lecture, "L'Ordre du discours (The Order of Discourse)," which was later published as a book but never recorded. In doing so, she re-imagines a historical moment while continuing Foucault's investigation of the relations between power and language. Dancer, choreographer, and theater director Fanny de Chaille likes to separate text from movement, allowing the two modes of expression to rediscover each other and work within the context of that separation. After studying aesthetics at the Sorbonne, Fanny de Chaille worked with Daniel Larrieu at the Centre choregraphique national in Tours, France, where she collaborated with Rachid Ouramdane, and participated in projects by artists Thomas Hirschhorn and Pierre Huyghe. Beginning in 1995, she has created her own installations and performances, while continuing a rich series of collaborations, in particular with writer Pierre Alferi. Paul-Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984), generally known as Michel Foucault, was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions.
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Author Reading | The Grammarians: A Comic Love Letter to Sibling Rivalry


Cathleen Schine's newest release is an enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language, great for readers of Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford.
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Author Reading | The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess


“I'm a householder,” the poet Robert Duncan once explained. “My whole idea of being able to work was to have a household.” In this book, Tara McDowell examines the household (physical and conceptual) that Duncan established with the artist Jess, beginning in 1951 when the two men exchanged marriage vows, and ending with Duncan's death in 1988.
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Master Class | Brass 


Joey Pero, Trumpet, freelance musician/actor. Wayne du Maine, director. As a trumpeter, Wayne Du Maine has performed and recorded with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He currently holds the principal chair with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra. Mr. du Maine has also led the Hartford Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Westchester Philharmonic as conductor of educational concerts.
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Concert | Grammy-nominated rocker Beth Hart performs from her CD War in My Mind


Grammy-nominated rocker Beth Hart performs tracks from her new Rob Cavallo-produced album, War in My Mind. A CD/LP signing will follow the performance. This is a wristbanded event. Priority seating with purchase of CD/LP at the store beginning 9AM on 9/18. Beth will sign copies of War in My Mind only; no other memorabilia.
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Concerts, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Grammy-nominated rocker Beth Hart performs from her CD War in My Mind

Discussion | LGBTQ Literature Through the Ages


Lambda literary finalist Scott Alexander Hess celebrates the launch of his newest LGBTQ historical novel River Runs Red with an evening of sizzling readings and discussion with author Robert Levy (Lambda Literary finalist for The Glittering World) and writer Darley Stewart (recipient of a 2016 Fiction International Fellowship from Seoul Art Space).
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Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Little Fires Everywhere


From Celeste Ng, the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
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Classical Music | Works By J.S.Bach, Debussy And More


Performance by MSM Wind Ensemble. Program J.S. Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 Percy Granger Hill Song No. 2 Steven Stucky Funeral Music for Queen Mary Claude Debussy Sarabande from Pour le piano Oliier Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
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