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43 free events take place on Tuesday, September 12 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 12 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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43 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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free events nyc Jaipur Literary Festival
free events nyc The World After Capital: The End of the Industrial Age
free events nyc Violin, Cello, Piano, and Harmonium Works
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Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


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


End your day right with this rejuvenating class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Discussion | Jaipur Literary Festival


With hundreds of thousands of spectators worldwide, mini-festivals from Houston to Doha, and speakers like Ken Follett, Patrick Radden Keefe and Jonathan Franzen, the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival is known as "the greatest literary show on earth" (Tina Brown). Session 1: Molly Crabapple in Conversation Drawing from conflict, art, and reportage, artist and writer Molly Crabapple's work weaves together the psychological and physical horrors of war through illustrations. Crabapple's contribution to Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham brings to life a ground-level reflection of the Syrian revolution. In her memoir, Drawing Blood, Crabapple masterfully engages with how we think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our wrought times. In this session Crabapple discusses the beauty and chaos of her art and its intended impact. As part of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Crabapple will speak about life, art, and the gripping reportage which won her last year's Bernhart Labor Journalism award. Session 2: Madhur Jaffrey in Conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy In a recent interview with The New York Times, Madhur Jaffrey called herself "the original Spice Girl." Her definitive cookbook An Invitation to Indian Cooking, reissued this year, introduced Western readers to the sophisticated dishes of subcontinental cuisine, through a volume The Times named "the final word on the subject." Jaffrey is also a famous actress, with credits which range from Merchant-Ivory's acclaimed film Shakespeare-Wallah to this year's And Just Like That. Jaffrey discusses her many lives and the intensity with which she has lived them, from her early years in New Delhi, India to her association with Merchant Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, to her life in cuisine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Lecture | New Life after the Holocaust: The Extraordinary Baby Boom in Europe's Displaced Persons Camps (online)


After WWII, the Allies established Displaced Persons camps in the Allied-occupied zones of Germany, Austria, and Italy to temporarily house the millions of Europeans who were displaced by the war. As more than 700,000 Jews, including many concentration camp survivors, flooded into these camps, they were quick to get married and, within less than a year, the birth rate of the Jewish population in Europe's DP camps was the highest of any group in the world at the time. In this lecture, Serafima Velkovich, Head of the Family Roots Research Section at the Yad Vashem Archives, will discuss the history of this unique phenomenon and explain how you can search for information on the former DP babies in your family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Gallery Talk | Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality: Exhibition Preview (online)


Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality charts the economic revolution that took place at the end of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Trade was conducted on an unprecedented scale, banks were established, and coinage proliferated like never before. The widespread use of money in everyday life transformed every aspect of European society, including its values and culture. Bringing together some of the most acclaimed manuscripts in the Morgan's collection and other exceptional objects including a renaissance purse, a brass alms box, and a hoard of coins, this exhibition will explore the fate of the avaricious, attitudes towards the poor, contentious lending practices, and money management. The famous Hours of Catherine of Cleves, the Hours of Henry VIII, and the Prayer Book of Queen Claude de France will be presented from a decidedly new angle, combining economic and art history to consider the early history of capitalism and the crisis in values that it sparked. These will feature alongside lesser known treasures, including an Italian account book in its original binding and a stunning leaf from a register of creditors made in Bologna, Italy, in 1394–95. As people today reflect on fluctuating markets, disparities in wealth, personal values, and morality, the themes addressed in this exhibition are as relevant as ever. Curators Diane Wolfthal and Dei Jackson for a virtual advance look at the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | Morgan's Bibles: Splendor in Scripture: Exhibition Preview (online)


The Bible is a cornerstone of religion, art, and literature in the western world. Few books can demonstrate the power of the printed word as vividly as scripture—a bedrock of faith, an object of veneration, a formative influence on language and culture. For Pierpont Morgan it represented a magnificent opportunity to express his religious convictions through his collecting interests in archaeological artifacts, illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, decorative arts, and master drawings. This exhibition includes masterpieces in each of these mediums, including a cuneiform tablet with the deluge story, the earliest surviving first five verses of the Septuagint Genesis, the Lindau Gospels treasure binding, the Golden Gospels of Henry VIII, the Gutenberg Bible, Rubens drawings, and Rembrandt prints. Viewed as an ensemble, Morgan's collection was an inspirational accomplishment predicated on the historical importance and artistic excellence of his books. Curators John Bidwell and Jesse R. Erickson provide a virtual advance ook at the show
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Danny Mixon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | In the Heat of the Night (1967) with Sidney Poitier


African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth. Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | 42nd Street (1933): musical


When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves: the show's wealthy backer, Abner Dillon, and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning. Meanwhile  while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings, hoping for her big break. Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Una Merkel, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ned Sparks, George E. Stone, Allen Jenkins
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries: Exhibition Tour


Museum Director Gabriel Goldstein gives a guided tour, illuminating the life and impact of the multifaceted luminary and great Jewish sage across continents and cultures through rare manuscripts and books. Exhibition highlights include manuscripts in Maimonides's own handwriting, a carved 11th-century door to the Torah ark from Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue, and beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Tom Lake: Ann Patchett's Latest Novel (online)


A gorgeous novel about family, our pasts and how our lives are built on so many small choices, Tom Lake weaves the past with the present as bestelling author Ann Patchett reminds readers that our parents had entire lives before us and are so much more than we can ever know. This is a rich tapestry of a novel made up of many beautiful story threads.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Origami Outdoors


Learn the art of creative paper folding in the Japanese tradition. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Homelands: A Personal History of Europe


Renowned British historian Timothy Garton Ash's new book gives a unique account of the history of Europe since 1945, drawing on his extensive personal notes from 50 years of events witnessed, places visited, and historymakers encountered (from Margaret Thatcher to Vladimir Putin) to chart the rise and then faltering of the quest for a 'Europe whole and free'. Professor Garton Ash will extend the analysis in Homelands to offer an interpretation of how Europe progressed from the post-War period (famously analysed by Tony Judt) to what he calls the post-Wall period. And why it then regressed, in a 'downward turn' after 2008, culminating in Putin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 – beginning the largest war in Europe since 1945. What did Europe get right? Where did it go wrong? Why? 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concert | Ragtime, Jazz and Blues - Outdoors


With Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Remnants: Embodied Archives of the Armenian Genocide (in-person and online)


Professor Elyse Semerdjian discusses her forthcoming book. Foremost among the images of the Armenian Genocide is the specter of tattooed Islamized Armenian women. Blue tribal tattoos that covered face and body signified assimilation into Muslim Bedouin and Kurdish households. Among Armenians, the tattooed survivor was seen as a living ethnomartyr or, alternatively, a national stain, and the bodies of women and children figured centrally within the Armenian communal memory and humanitarian imaginary. In Remnants, these tattooed and scar-bearing bodies reveal a larger history, as the lived trauma of genocide is understood through bodies, skin, and—in what remains of those lives a century afterward—bones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Lecture | Is Capitalism Working?


Many of today’s debates in public policy toward business reflect debates among economists, public intellectuals, and policymakers over the continued relevance of classical liberal (think Adam Smith or David Ricardo) or neoliberal (think Friedrich Hayek or Milton Friedman) world views. Oren Cass, founder and executive director of American Compass, is an important contributor to this debate, Formerly a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, he is the author of The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America. In his leadership of American Compass, he focuses on “what the post-Trump right-of-center is going to be” in shaping the fortunes of business and workers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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5:00 pm
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Home and Away 1987-2022: 35 Years of Photography


Photographer Alasdair McLellan's book is an idea of where somebody is from, where they travel to, and where, if they are McLellan, they find themselves now after taking pictures for thirty-five years. These books fall somewhere between those two worlds, as does Alasdair McLellan himself.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Leigh Behnke: Time Travelers and Ghost Ships


Leigh Behnke is a faculty member in both the BFA Fine Arts and Honors departments at SVA and has worked with and mentored many students from BFA Visual & Critical Studies. Her work has been exhibited extensively, including at the MEAM in Barcelona, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum and the National Academy of Design. Behnke received ED Foundation Grants in both 1999 and 2000 and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013. The artist has prepared the following statement about the paintings exhibited in “Time Travelers and Ghost Ships”:
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Opening Reception | Tetsuya Ishida: My Anxious Self


One of the appeals of Tetsuya Ishida’s works is the accessibility of his images. They teem with the dark, quiet, and subdued air of apathy and regression unique to comics, reflecting the state of mind of the Japanese youth of the artist’s generation. Born in 1973, Ishida (who died in 2005) spent his twenties in the period of recession known as “the lost decade” after the Japanese economic bubble burst in 1991. The employment rate of new grads fell to 60 percent, and by 1998 the suicide rate exceeded thirty thousand annually. By the latter half of the ’90s, many young people were unable to find full-time jobs: they lost hope for their future and began to drop out of society, their retreat accelerated by an environment overloaded with media. The number of hikikomori (unemployed shut-ins unable to negotiate the outside world) who had lost the ability to communicate swelled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The World After Capital: The End of the Industrial Age


Capitalism is humanity's greatest invention. It launched the Industrial Revolution, in which science and industry transformed a feudal world into a place where all people could be equal in rights and opportunity. Until now. Despite all the accomplishments of capitalism, humanity is plagued by its negative externalities. The capitalist paradigm falls short when it comes to determining the price of a life. No intrinsic value can be placed on the creation of art, the inspiration derived from travel, or the sustenance of time spent in nature or with family. Yet with each new crisis, institutions worldwide reach for the mechanics of capitalism. Raising interest rates may encourage spending, but doesn't incentivize workers to train in new skills. New luxury high-rises won't help the millions suffering from income instability. Deforestation provides more paper for packaging Amazon boxes while devastating ecosystems that are foundational to our climate. Once scarce, capital is now abundant, and not enough to provide a life worth living. Digital technologies have determined a new way to price abstractions. No longer measured in $/Y/E, value is now created by engagement and likes. Albert Wenger's The World After Capital demonstrates how the end of the Industrial Age has given rise to an Age of Knowledge, in which the primary scarcity is not capital, but attention.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lecture | Along the Lines of Paul Klee, Len Lye, and Franz Kafka: Experiments in the Expression of Virtual Vitality


The talk begins with a speculative claim: there are liminal forces amidst us, unseen and barely felt, ripples of vitality -- every milieu, even the most apparently quiescent, is charged. In Paul Klee's words, "the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and ... there are many more other, latent realities." There subsists, in other words, a virtual realm of protean volatilities active amidst any particular set of more recognizable "objects" and their "properties." Jane Bennett of the Politics Department delivers this lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an Iconic Puerto Rican Leader (in-person and online)


An iconic figure in the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Antonia Pantoja reigns as one of the leaders in community development and as a key figure in the founding of several seminal Puerto Rican institutions. Best known for the inception and creation of ASPIRA, Pantoja was dedicated to the self-determination of the Puerto Rican community. Celebrate the life of this iconic leader with Lililian Jimenez, director of the film on Pantoja’s life, Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!, her life partner, Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, and Dr. Lourdes Torres, with CENTRO Research Associate, Jose Laguarta, moderating the conversation on Pantoja’s professional and personal life. Understand the evolution of Pantoja’s consciousness as a black and queer Puerto Rican woman, and the subsequent contributions of these identities to her professional development.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Reading | Poetry in the Park


Poetry from Meghan Dunn, Tina Cane, Haleh Liza Gafori, Rosanna Young Oh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Reading | Reading Proust Aloud


Why did Proust read the earliest pages of his novel aloud to Reynaldo Hahn, his dearest friend? Is listening different from reading? For anyone who thought Proust was too difficult, this event will allow you to "read and respond" to his sentences and paragraphs until becoming familiar with the rhythm. The reading will be William C. Carter's annotated edition of Swann's Way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lecture | Reimagining and Redesigning Tech and Product Design


Timothy Bardlavens is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, diversity and inclusion strategist, and advocate for equity in technology and design. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the intersection between technology, design, and social impact make him an exceptional guide in our collective journey towards creating a more equitable and inclusive future. Timothy Bardlavens has dedicated his career to dismantling systemic barriers and championing diversity and inclusion within the tech and design industries. As an accomplished strategist, he has partnered with numerous organizations to develop comprehensive strategies that foster an environment of belonging and equality. His insights and expertise will provide invaluable guidance and inspiration for all who attend. Come prepared to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and engage in thought-provoking discussions. Let's harness the power of collaboration and ignite our collective potential to reshape the world around us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Violin, Cello, Piano, and Harmonium Works


Longleash: Pala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello; Julia Den Boer, piano and harmonium. Program Katherine Balch, Different Gravities (world premiere) Adrian Knight (b. 1987), Cherubics IV and V (world premiere) Anthony Vine, Devotions for violin, cello, and harmonium Igor Santos, sounding petals Doors open at 5:30PM, music at 6PM Onstage seating is first-come, first-served. Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during the concert, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Moving for Life Workout


Moving for Life is a gentle workout that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+
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6:30 pm
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Screening | Fade to Black: Short Film on Contemporary Race Relations (online thru Sep 30)


In Tony Cokes's meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain “casual” events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites—gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes—details of an ideology of repressed racism. 32 minutes
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks that Shook the World


Celebrating the launch of Deirdre Kelly’s Fashioning the Beatles with a panel discussion about the deep, complex, and ever-changing relationship between fashion and music. Stylish attire encouraged. John, Paul, George, and Ringo were more than great musicians: they were the quintessential fashion icons of one of the most exciting and memorable fashion eras of all time. From their starts in black leather through Sergeant Pepper to Nehru collars and psychedelia, the Beatles used clothing to express their individual and group identities and, especially, to grow their following. They did it without benefit of stylists or consultants, making their own rules and changing their looks as many as five times a year to keep a few steps ahead of the crowd in the tumultuous, fashion-obsessed sixties. More than fifty years after their break-up, their style continues to animate the collections of some of the world's leading designers, including Thom Browne, John Varvatos, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Gucci's Alessandro Michele and, yes, Stella McCartney. Fashioning the Beatles, the first in-depth look at their sartorial legacy, demonstrates that their inimitable style was not an incidental by-product of their fame but an integral part of their act and a key to their globe-spanning success.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5

Talk | Digital Photography Talk


A talk with photographer Rayon Richards. Richards first published work in 2001 at the end of his freshman year at the school. Twenty-two years later, he has amassed an extensive body of work and an impressive list of clients including House Beautiful Magazine, Architectural Digest, MTV Networks, Sony Music, Footlocker, Lincoln Motor Company, Ciroc Vodka and Soho House. Rayon’s work is primarily split between his two passions: people and places. As a portrait and interior design photographer, he finds his greatest joy in connecting with people and documenting the spaces that we inhabit. When asked what he would do for a living if he wasn’t a photographer, he replied that he would have pursued a career as an interior designer or a psychologist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Head to the park for a walk and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided. Starts at dusk.
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7:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Better Living Through Birding: Notes From a Black Man in the Natural World


Christian Cooper's new memoir takes us into an unexpected world well beyond the video of a confrontation in Central Park that made him an unwilling celebrity in the spring of 2020. As a lifelong comics nerd and self-taught birder -- and a gay Black man in America ---he tells the story of his unexpected path with humor and a sense of awe for the healing power of nature. Cooper now has his own show on National Geographic, Extraordinary Birder, and his book is enlivened by his often joyous adventures around the globe.
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8:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Sink the Tirpitz: Convoy PQ 18, Soviet-Based RAF Bombers and the Battle Against Hitler's Last Great Warship (online)


The war hung in the balance. In the Pacific, the Japanese had suffered their first major defeat at Midway and the German advance into the heart of Russia had stalled at Stalingrad. But if the Germans could break through into the Caucasus and capture its vital oil fields, the Soviets might be battered into bloody defeat. It was crucial that the convoys from the UK fought their way through the Arctic to Archangel and Murmansk to deliver the supplies which were so essential to the Russians. But lurking in the Norwegian fjords was Germany’s last great battleship, Tirpitz. With author Geoffrey W. Raebel.
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8:00 pm
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Staged Reading | New York City's Longest-Running Cold Play Reading


Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of artists intent on creating a creative home for new voices. Forming a community of writers, directors, actors, producers, and designers, our founders crafted an open environment for expression, experimentation, and production. The company took its name from the John Tytell book, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as “a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream.” As a young group, the Naked Angels artists felt the same way; needing a place where, through the medium of theater, they could show the world a different perspective of the times. Sometimes outraged, often irreverent, occasionally absurd, and always intelligent, enthusiastic and fun, Naked Angels’ work was a spark to which audiences were quickly drawn. The Space, as their theater on 17th Street was known, soon became a vital, thriving crossroads where talented theater artists met and collaborated: the destination of choice for those seeking a truly celebratory theatrical experience.  
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9:00 pm
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