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58 free events take place on Wednesday, September 25 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out September 25 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of 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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free events nyc Screening And Discussion On Indian Dance
free events nyc Jazz Performance With Guitar And Organ
free events nyc In City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950: Popular Songs And Culture Of The Period
free events nyc The Turtledove's Nest (2016): Ukrainian Drama
free events nyc Watch Now: Issues of Identity and Loss of Privacy

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.
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Workshops, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Boot Camp

Conference | Aligning Corporations with the Sustainable Development Goals


Interest in the private sector’s opportunities and responsibilities with respect to sustainable development and human rights has exploded in recent years, reflected both in the rise of environment, social, and governance considerations in investment decisions as well as in the growth of voluntary initiatives and mandatory sustainability reporting by companies. This interest has only grown since the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in 2015, which established 17 Sustainable Development Goals defining consensus areas needful of global action. And yet, real questions remain as to whether this increased recognition of the importance of non-financial variables has resulted or will result in sustainable and responsible corporate practices and improved outcomes on the ground. Indeed, the proliferation of sustainability initiatives and tools has coincided with a worsening of the world’s problems, including the climate crisis, water stress, deforestation, health crises and malnutrition epidemics, and extreme inequality, which have contributed to increased migration, insecurity, wars and terrorism.
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Conferences, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Aligning Corporations with the Sustainable Development Goals

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 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Gallery Talk | Lamentable tierra / Sorrow Land: Exhibition Discussion


This exhibition exposes both Mexico’s forgotten rural and tumultuous suburban landscapes through the lenses of three contemporary Mexican artists, Clemente Castor, Carlos Iván Hernández, and Federico Martínez. It explores the aesthetic aftermath of the neoliberal takeover and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which caused a mass migration of people from Mexico to the United States. With curator Joaquín Trujillo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Lamentable tierra / Sorrow Land: Exhibition Discussion

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 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, 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.
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Film | BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee


Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier. BlacKkKlansman premiered on May 14, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It was theatrically released in the United States on August 10, 2018, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. The American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the 2018 and at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, it earned four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. BlacKkKlansman grossed $48.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $39.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $88.2 million, against a production budget of $15 million. 135 min.
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee

Film | Stage Fright (1950): Film-Noir Thriller By Alfred Hitchcock


A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer. 110 min. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd.  Stage Fright is based on the novel Man Running by Selwyn Jepson.
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Stage Fright (1950): Film-Noir Thriller By&nbsp;Alfred Hitchcock

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.
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Lessons, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, 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.
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Tours, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Discussion | Going Green or Growing Green: Can Economic Development and Climate Action Be Reconciled?


Two days after the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Rémy Rioux, Director of the French Development Agency will be in conversation with Scott Barrett, Vice-Dean of SIPA, to take the pulse on current efforts to address climate change and on political progress to implement the Paris Agreement. Rémy Rioux will draw on his experience as a negotiator during the Paris COP 21 process to share his vision of how to overcome the current impasse. He will also discuss his recent book, Reconciliations, in which he charts a new path for sustainable development. Given the fact that developing countries are bearing the brunt of global warming and other effects of climate change, development agencies have a crucial role to play in supporting energy transition efforts in Africa and other parts of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Going Green or Growing Green: Can Economic Development and Climate Action Be Reconciled?

Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
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Workshops, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Workshop | Meditation: The Ultimate Peaceful Experience


Andrew Vidich, PhD , editor, author and international speaker will help to discover the best way to integrate meditation into your daily life and unlock the doorway to deep, inner peace. He will show how you can awaken to the power of divine love through meditation. He says, "The more you meditate, the more you experience the peace, love, and joy inside you. This transforms you and everyone around you." Learn this simple, yet profound meditation technique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Meditation: The Ultimate Peaceful Experience

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 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Bach at Noon

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: Roy Eaton, Played Carnegie in ‘37
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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.
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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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Lesson | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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Lessons, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Chess For Adults

Jazz | Jazz Performance With Guitar And Organ


Dave Stryker, guitar; Jared Gold organ. Jazz guitarist Dave Stryker has recorded over twenty-five albums as a leader and has been a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and Kevin Mahogany. Jazz organist Jared Gold has worked with Ralph Bowen, Benny Golson, Bill Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Peterson Jr., Benny Powell, John Swana, and John Webber.
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Concerts, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Jazz Performance With Guitar And Organ

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Screening And Discussion On Indian Dance


Dance scholar, arts scholar, and manager of the Kri Foundation and Danzlenz and two-time Fulbright Fellow Dr. Arshiya Sethi has spent four decades of her life being closely associated with Indian dance-its practice, presentation, curation and public interlocution. Sethi will screen videos on Indian dance and lead a discussion about the current state of the art, covering issues of pedagogy, archives, performance and sustainability.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Screening And Discussion On Indian Dance

Symposium | Transforming Rural Livelihoods through Effective Climate Services


Rural communities are often at the frontline of climate variability and change, and climate services can enable these communities to make better farming decisions. Climate services provide farmers access to climate information, translated into actionable advice, that, together with financial services, empower them to adopt climate-smart practices to manage risks, build resilience, and improve their lives and livelihoods.
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Film | The Candidate (1972): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama With Robert Redford


Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment. 110 min. Director: Michael Ritchie. Starring Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas.  The Candidate won a Best Writing Oscar for Larner and was also nominated for Best Sound.
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, The Candidate (1972): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama With Robert Redford

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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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 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

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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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.
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Lessons, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, What Is&nbsp;Regional Gothic Fiction And How To Write It?

Discussion | The Global Pact for the Environment and Sustainable Development


This conference, the third annual of its kind, will build upon the last two years of diplomatic efforts to promote the Global Pact and discuss opportunities to strengthen international environmental governance. This conference focuses on the ability of a Global Pact for the Environment, which aims to unify international environmental governance and codify a human right to the environment in international law, to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including by linking the 2030 Agenda to the international environmental legal system. Specifically, the conference will explore potential connections between 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Pact for the Environment, touching upon opportunities for mutual reinforcement and considering priority provisions for Global Pact negotiators to include to maximize impact. Panelists will discuss how a Global Pact could serve the three overarching pillars of the Sustainable Development Agenda, including to promote social inclusion and economic development in addition to environmental protection.
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Discussions, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, The Global Pact for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Author Reading | Bilingual Author Discusses His Writing


Pavel Lembersky, a New York-based Russian American author, will read selections from his work in both Russian and English. Pavel Lembersky has published four collections of short stories, a novel, and, most recently, a collection of three novellas and two essays. His work has appeared in Little Star Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Review, Colta, Words Without Borders, Kommentarii, 22, St. Petersburg Review, Gargoyle, Trafika Europe, Krestchatik, Gobshite, Fiction International, Literratura.org, Novii Bereg and many others. 
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Author Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Bilingual Author Discusses His Writing

Conference | Internet Distributed Television in Ibero-American and US Hispanic Media


5:30 Pre-Conference opening NYU officials: Rodney Benson, Chair and Professor, New York University | Obitel officials: Immacolata Vasallo, University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Guillermo Orozco, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Obitel General Coordinators | Juan Piñón, New York University, Obitel US Hispanic 18:00 KEYNOTE | Global TV & Netflix in Latin America and the World – A New Cultural Imperialism or a Cosmopolitan Class-based Television? Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin
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Conferences, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Internet Distributed Television in Ibero-American and US Hispanic Media

Book Signing | Y.Z. Kami: Works 1985–2018


A book signing with Y.Z. Kami to celebrate the release of his new monograph. This comprehensive volume collects over three hundred of Kami’s works in color along with essays by curator, critic, and writer Robert Storr; Guardian art critic Laura Cumming; and Elena Geuna, curator of the Pinault Collection at Palazzo Grassi.
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Author Reading | Codex New York: Typologies of the City


Stanley Greenberg, photographer and author, will be in conversation with Justin Davidson, architecture critic for New York Magazine.  
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Opening Reception | Cut Paper Cut: Hand-Cut Paper Paintings


A solo exhibition by Deborah Claxton that conjures up sculpture, drawing and photography skills to create realistic images. She precisely cuts small bits of paper herself, not with a laser, but with miniature scissors and a magnifying lens. Kindly arrive in business casual attire.
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Performance | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10-minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? Presented by Untitled Theater Company.
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Author Reading | Work! A Queer History of Modeling


Elspeth H. Brown presents her book, an out-of-the-ordinary history of twentieth-century American culture and capitalism. Brown tells the largely unknown story of queer models and photographers, showing how queer sensibilities shaped the commercialized sexuality that’s at the center of consumer capitalism. A book signing will follow.
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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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Discussion | Jail for the Dead: How New York City Buries the Unclaimed


A century and a half ago, New York began burying unclaimed bodies in mass graves using prison labor. On Hart Island, in the Long Island Sound, more than one million such burials have taken place. Changes wrought by the Civil War account for a sustained para-military handling of the dead as well as an increased role for physicians and diminished religious presence. For this event, the historian Thomas Laqueur joins Melinda Hunt, President of the Hart Island Project, in conversation about the history of the potter's field, as well as the work of the Project to document the dead, and win visitation rights for families.
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Discussions, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Jail for the Dead: How New York City Buries the Unclaimed

Discussion | Let’s Talk About Migration and Immigration


Journalism professor Suketu Mehta and New York Times reporter Jason DeParle participate in an eye-opening discussion on migration and immigration in 2019.
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Author Reading | In City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950: Popular Songs And Culture Of The Period


During the first half of the twentieth century, songwriters such as Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, George and Ira Gershwin, and Thomas "Fats" Waller flourished in New York City, the home of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Harlem. Their music was quintessentially American at heart and in time would be known as the Great American Songbook. In City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950, author and broadcaster Michael Lasser offers an evocative and probing account of the popular songs that America heard, sang, and danced to from the early decades of the century through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and finally World War II. Michael Lasser, host of the syndicated public-radio show Fascinatin' Rhythm, will be joined in conversation by Bob Kosovsky.
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Author Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, In City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950: Popular Songs And Culture Of The Period

Author Reading | Sweat the Technique: Life And Writing Techniques Of A Writer


Rakim reigns as one of hip-hop's most transformative artists. Along with his partner Eric B., he recorded 1987's Paid in Full, the landmark recording that MTV named "the greatest hip-hop album of all time." Rakim's inimitable style lyrics, has drawn comparisons to jazz icon Thelonious Monk. Sweat the Technique by Rakim is part memoir, part practical writing guide shows anyone how to write better, while entertaining them with rich, engaging stories from Rakim's life that shaped him as a writer. Rakim will be present for a discussion with Cheo Hodari Coker, former music journalist and a producer and writer, known for Luke Cage (2016), Southland (2009) and Notorious (2009). Books will be available in the Schomburg shop and a book signing will follow the program.
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Author Reading | The Barefoot Woman: A Loving, Funny, Devastating Tribute to a Mother


Scholastique Mukasonga discusses her latest memoir, a loving, funny, devastating tribute to her mother Stefania, a tireless protector of her children, a keeper of Rwandan tradition even in the cruelest and bleakest of exiles, a sage, a wit, and in the end a victim, like almost the entire family, of the Rwandan genocide. But it’s also a wry, sharp-eyed portrait of the world her mother lived in, from its humblest commonplaces (beer, sorghum, bread) to its deepest horrors (rape, murder, unimaginable loss).
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Author Reading | The Shadow King: During The Italian Invasion In Ethiopia


Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze, returns to another piece of Ethiopian history, this time the 1935 Italian invasion of her native country. Though she grew up hearing her grandfather’s male-centric stories of the war, Mengiste chose a multiplicity of perspectives—women and men, poor and rich, powerless and powerful, to imagine the conflict from all sides.  In a preface, Mengiste describes how her great-grandmother was passed over to receive the gun that would represent her family in battle. Her father gave it to her husband instead, at which point the great-grandmother sued to get it back. When she won the case, she enlisted and went to war, like so many other women, whose stories have been left out of the historical record. In The Shadow King Mengiste restores their narrative by recounting the many roles that women play during wartime: caregivers, as well as advisers, spies, and warriors.  Booker Prize–winning novelist Marlon James joins Mengiste for a conversation about reimagining history and the event that reshaped her nation. 
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Author Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, The Shadow King: During The Italian Invasion In Ethiopia

Lecture | Leopold Bloom in Purgatory: Dante and Joyce


In Ulysses 13, Joyce encrypts key allusions to Dante Alighieri’s Purgatorio. To understand the metapoetic significance of the female protagonist Gerty MacDowell and the reason why she is lame, one must in fact turn to Canto XXVIII where Dante enters the divine forest of Earthly Paradise at the summit of the mountain island of Purgatorio and arrives at the stream of Lethe where he sees a mysterious beautiful girl dancing and gathering flowers on the other side of the river. Speaker Patrizia Grimaldi-Pizzorno.
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Lectures, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Leopold Bloom in Purgatory: Dante and Joyce

Lecture | My Three Moguls: A Biographer Considers


In telling the stories of three powerful men—Andrew Carnegie, William Randolph Hearst, and Joseph P. Kennedy—David Nasaw discovered that individuals, no matter how rich and politically influential, do not make history by themselves. Nasaw reveals what he learned about the exercise and limits of power, in this year’s annual talk on writing and researching biography. His highly acclaimed and best-selling books include The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy; Andrew Carnegie; and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, My Three Moguls: A Biographer Considers

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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Workshops, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Tejal Yoga

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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Workshops, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun

Poetry Reading | Evolution: The Way We Speak Today


This new collection of poems by Eileen Myles finds the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts—like nobody else—the way we speak (inside and out) today.
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Poetry Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Evolution: The Way We Speak Today

Film | Mugshot (2014): :Photographed for Life


This film examines the cultural impact of the mugshot, and the lives that have been transformed by these pervasive photographs. 52 min. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dennis Mohr, artist Arne Svenson, and critic Luc Sante.
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Mugshot (2014): :Photographed for Life

Film | Nostalgia for the Future (2017): Exploring Indian Modernity


A collaboration between filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar, this documentary explores Indian modernity, the citizen, and the architecture of the home through four buildings made over the course of a century: the gigantic Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda; Villa Shodhan in Ahmedabad, designed by Le Corbusier; Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad; and public housing in Delhi designed for Pakistani refugees. 54 min. In Hindi and English with English subtitles. Introduced by the filmmaker, with Q&A.  
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Nostalgia for the Future (2017): Exploring Indian Modernity

Play | Picnic: William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama


William Inge's Picnic takes place in a small Kansas town on Labor Day of 1958. We find the Owens and the Potts family preparing to celebrate the annual holiday picnic. But this year, when a charming young man arrives on the train, he will awaken the sense of adventure and longing in all of them. A student production.
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Plays, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Picnic: William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

Author Reading | Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place


Part memoir, part educational guide, Jackson Bird's Sorted is a frank, humorous narrative of growing up with some unintended baggage.
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Author Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place

Film | The Turtledove's Nest (2016): Ukrainian Drama


A drama of broken lives, loves, and family ties resulting from the mass work migration from Ukraine to Italy and other affluent Western countries, where cheap foreign labor is both a necessity and a point of contention. The masterfully told story of one particular family is a case study of one of the most important global trends that affect today's world. Director: Taras Tkachenko 110 min. In Ukrainian with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, The Turtledove's Nest (2016): Ukrainian Drama

Author Reading | The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care


A week after her forty-first birthday, the acclaimed poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. For a single mother living paycheck to paycheck who had always been the caregiver rather than the one needing care, the catastrophic illness was both a crisis and an initiation into new ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of illness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care

Discussion | Because It’s 68 Degrees in December: The Climate Crisis


Artists Fia Backström and Gabriela Salazar address why the climate crisis, a now unavoidable topic, presides in their practice. We are situated in the denouement of humanity: knowing this, how does one cope or digest the world as an artist. Through the prism of climate, they will discuss the importance of collectivity, environment, and non complacency in relation to their respective projects.
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Discussions, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Because It&rsquo;s 68 Degrees in December: The Climate Crisis

Poetry Reading | New Poetry: Deaf Republic / Kill Class


Readings by celebrated poets Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic, and Nomi Stone, author of Kill Class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, New Poetry: Deaf Republic / Kill Class

Dance Performance | Watch Now: Issues of Identity and Loss of Privacy


Captivating dance performance that delves into the present-day issues of identity and loss of privacy. Accompanied by live music, Watch Now follows a couple undergoing a difficult time in their relationship. Their fluid interplay sees mutual motions of pushing and pulling as they manipulate and gently caress each other along with refusing contact and inflicting distress Conceived and directed by: Lucia Holinova Choreographers: Daniel Racek, Lucia Holinova Performers: Barbora Janakova, Daniel Racek Music: Vlado Holina Vocals: Sandra Tordova
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Dance Performances, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Watch Now: Issues of Identity and Loss of Privacy

Open Mike | Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events


Speak about a cause you believe in. Join a revolution of intelligent passionate people doing real things to make this world a better place. Be part of a process to express your ideas and insights about the current social issues of the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events

Comedy Club | Only In New York : Live Comedy


If there’s one thing that unites all New Yorkers it’s the humor in all things New York. Wether you're a Native New Yorker or a Transplant, you'll be able to relate to these stories. Lineup: Melissa Weisman (Compound Media) Fumi Abe (NBC, Podcast- Asian, Not Asian) Usama Siddiquee (Just for Laughs, BET's 50 Central, NBC, buzzfeed) Pandora (CCTV) Tino Romero  Alex Carabano (HBO Latino) Joey Gay (NBC's Last Comic Standing)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, September 25, 2019, 09/25/2019, Only In New York : Live Comedy
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Classical Music | Major Orchestra Performs Dvorak and More

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Performance | A unique "magic" show!

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