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48 free events take place on Wednesday, September 20 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 20 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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48 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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free events nyc Standards from the American Songbook
free events nyc Academy Award Winner Yentl (1983) Directed by and Starring Barbra Streisand
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Workshop | Core Body Boot Camp


A community-driven pop-up fitness group for an early-morning core body 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 welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshop | HIIT Workout on the River


A High Intestity Interval Training workout in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Film | Beat Street (1984): dance drama


At the forefront of early hip-hop culture, DJ Kenny Kirkland, his B-boy brother Lee, and graffiti artist Ramon all have hopes of showcasing their talents outside the confines of the South Bronx. When Tracy Carlson, a composer and choreographer, runs into Kirkland and Lee at one of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs, she offers Lee an opportunity to perform on TV. However, the crew has a long way to go before achieving their dreams. Director: Stan Lathan Cast: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant, Saundra Santiago, Robert Taylor, Lee Chamberlin, Mary Alice, Shawn Elliot, Jim Borrelli, Dean Elliott, Franc Reyes
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9:00 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


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

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Book Discussion | Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy: Art, Material Culture and British-Russian Relations (online)


Hear from contributors to a new book on how art and material culture were involved in fostering contacts in the state and diplomatic spheres between Russia and Britain during the Romanov era. As an edited volume bringing together experts from academia, the museum sector, and the private sector, it highlights new research on topics of gift giving and artistic diplomacy. Volume editor Louise Hardiman will introduce the project and then invite brief presentations from three contributors. These case studies of gift-giving and artistic diplomacy provide new perspectives on cultural relations during the period, highlighting unknown instances of transnational dialogue and archival sources and illuminating the visual and material culture of late Imperial Russia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Lojman: A Mother's Rage (online)


Abandoned by her husband, marooned by an epic snowstorm, a mother gives birth to her third child. Her sense of entrapment turns into a desperate rage in this unblinking portrait of a woman whose powerlessness becomes lethal. Lojman tells, on its surface, the domestic tale of a Kurdish family living in a small village on a desolate plateau at the foot of the snow-capped mountains of Turkey's Van province. Virtually every aspect of the family's life is dictated by the government, from their exile to the country's remote, easternmost region to their sequestration in the grim "teacher's lodging"--or lojman--to which they're assigned. When Selma's husband walks out one day, he leaves in his wake a storm of resentment between his young children and a mother reluctant to parent them. Written in startling, raw prose, Ebru Ojen's novel -- the author's first to be translated into English -- is reminiscent of Elena Ferrante's masterful Days of Abandonment, though its private dramas are made all the more vivid against an imposing natural landscape that exerts a powerful, life-threatening force.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust (online)


The historical record is marked by events, people, and communities that remain just out of the frame. They are there, clearly visible, but no one pays attention to them. And we should. Founder of the field of Critical Romani Studies Ethel Brooks will chat with award-winning author Ari Joskowicz about his new book. Jews and Roma died side by side in the Holocaust, yet their murder has not been recognized equally. The Jewish experience of genocide increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians in the postwar years, while the genocide of Europe’s Roma and Sinti remained out of the frame. Professor Brooks, Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, and Professor Ari Joskowicz, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University, will discuss Joskowicz’s exploration of the simultaneous suffering of Roma and Jews during the Holocaust, as well as the unequal yet necessary entanglement of their quests for historical justice and self-representation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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.
   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 | Spirit and Invention: Drawings by Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: Exhibition Preview (online)


The Morgan is home to one of the world’s largest and most important collections of drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770) and his eldest son Domenico (1727–1804), with more than 300 representative examples of their lively invention and masterful techniques. Combining highlights from the Morgan’s collection with carefully selected loans, this exhibition will provide a comprehensive look at the Tiepolos’ work as draftsmen, focusing on the role of drawing in their creative process and the distinct physical and stylistic properties of their graphic work. At the core of the collection and exhibition are substantial groups of Giambattista’s drawings that relate to major ceiling fresco projects of the 1740s and 1750s. A fresh look at the style, function, and material properties of these working drawings has yielded new insights into their purposes. Most significantly, the exhibition presents for the first time extremely rare pen studies for Tiepolo’s magnum opus, the ceiling fresco above the staircase of the Würzburg Residenz of 1752, and a group of bold sketches newly connected with his ceiling fresco of 1754 at the Venetian church of Santa Maria della Pietà. Other sections of the exhibition highlight the introduction of Domenico to the family workshop, the exchanges between father and son, and the great series drawings by both: Giambattista’s fantastic heads and figures seen di sotto in su, and Domenico’s drawings of animals, biblical scenes, and contemporary life. The exhibition will end with a wall including striking examples from Domenico’s late Punchinello series. Curator John Marciari provides a virtual advance look 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: Marc Devine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Heidegger in Ruins: Between Philosophy and Ideology (online)


Martin Heidegger’s sympathies for the conservative revolution and National Socialism have long been well known. As the rector of the University of Freiburg in the early 1930s, he worked hard to reshape the university in accordance with National Socialist policies. He also engaged in an all-out struggle to become the movement’s philosophical preceptor, “to lead the leader.” Yet for years, Heidegger’s defenders have tried to separate his political beliefs from his philosophical doctrines. They argued, in effect, that he was good at philosophy but bad at politics. But with the 2014 publication of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, it has become clear that he embraced a far more radical vision of the conservative revolution than previously suspected. His dissatisfaction with National Socialism, it turns out, was mainly that it did not go far enough. The notebooks show that far from being separated from Nazism, Heidegger’s philosophy was suffused with it. Author Richard Wolin explores what the notebooks mean for our understanding of arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, and of his ideas—and why his legacy remains radically compromised.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lecture | A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg (online)


A lecture by Nathaniel Deutsch, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. and Michael Casper, PhD., University of California.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Jazz | Standards from the American Songbook


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshop | Knitting Class Outdoors


Take part in beginner classes with Knitty City on the gravel across from the Bryant Park Grill. Volunteers are avalible to teach you how to cast, knit, purl, and more! Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | Imelda (2003): Documentary on Filipino Dictator's Nutty Wife


Follows the rise of a Filipino political dynasty through the eyes of its glamorous, extravagant First Lady, following her journey as she seizes power to become one of the most complex and polarizing women in history. Director: Ramona S. Diaz 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis: Liesl Herbst’s Journey from Vienna to Wimbledon (online)


In 1930, twenty-six-year-old Liesl Herbst was the Austrian National Tennis Champion and a celebrity in Vienna. Despite her well-known status, Liesl, her husband David, and their child Dorli were forced to flee the Nazis and escape to Britain. In London, stripped of their Austrian passports and declared “stateless aliens,” Liesl and Dorli competed at Wimbledon, becoming the only mother-daughter team to have ever played doubles together in the tournament. Liesl’s granddaughter, author Felice Hardy, will discuss her grandmother’s moving story of escape and survival, and her own search for her identity as she uncovered more of her family’s history in the writing process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Academy Award Winner Yentl (1983) Directed by and Starring Barbra Streisand


Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way. Director: Barbra Streisand Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving Barbra Streisand is an American singer and actress. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
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2:00 pm
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Park Walk | Nature Walk in the Park


Explore the park through a naturalist’s lens. Learn about the animals and plants that call the park home, and how climate change impacts all of us, and how we can build a sustainable future together.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics (in-person and online)


Who cares about working-class queers? Are queers marginal to the study of class, and are the working-classes marginal to queer studies? What methods are best able to represent queer working-class lives, or do our subjects, participants, and ourselves always become 'bad data'? Drawing on the book, this talk critically engages with the experience of working-class queers through cycles of austerity, recession, migration and crises. It engages with feminist queer studies to critique the policy, theory and practice that have maintained queer middle-class privilege at the expense of working-class queers. Drawing on data from across the UK over a 20-year period, the talk considers the place of class and queer as no-go - or go-to - zones and uses queer data as a revisionist practice of 'continual redoing, rewriting, and rethinking'. Author Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Tula Telfair, Falling Without Resistance


Tula Telfair shows her monumental imagined landscape paintings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter


Covering three decades of unparalleled reporting throughout the Black diaspora, this catalog of electrifying yet nuanced dispatches puts readers at the heart of the action, guiding them through world-shaking events, introducing them at first-hand to key players, and solidifying Younge’s standing as one of the most important political journalists of his generation. Between following Nelson Mandela during his first election campaign in South Africa and reflecting on a journey to Barbados to bury his mother, Gary Younge here interviews major figures including Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, Desmond Tutu, and the Grime artist Stormzy. He reports from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, joins revelers on Chicago’s South Side for the evening of Barack Obama’s first presidential victory, files from Ferguson as the Black Lives Matter movement starts to make waves around the world, and visits Zimbabwe during the country’s descent into crisis. Author Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and professor of sociology at the University of Manchester.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshop | Wellness Wednesdays


Curated by Sputnik Yoga, Wellness Wednesdays will offer a variety of fitness and wellness themed classes on a weekly basis. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket. Wednesdays, May 3 - October 25, 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | American Identity in Crisis: Notes from an Accidental Activist


A trailblazing activist’s passionate and incisive look at why she started a movement to ensure that 26 million Americans have access to the IDs they need to escape poverty and live healthy and productive lives. With author Kat Calvin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Reading | A Writing Career in Gender & Sexuality: The Works of Joseph Allen Boone


A special reading of the latest book and first literary novel of Joseph Allen Boon: Furnace Creek (2022). Taking its inspiration from Great Expectations, this novel teases the question of what Pip might have been like had he grown up in the American South of the 1960s and 1970s and faced the explosive social issues—racial injustice, a war abroad, women’s and gay rights, class struggle—that galvanized the world in those decades. A guilty encounter with an escaped felon, a summer spent working for an eccentric man with a mysterious past: these events set the stage for the journey of sexual and moral discovery that takes Newt Seward to many a places as he confronts life’s many expectations and surprises.  In this dialogue, Boone also offers an overview of his journey to and from his last scholarly book, which also grapples with issues of gender, sexuality and desire. The Homoerotics of Orientalism (2014) examined one of the largely untold stories of Orientalism - the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with “deviant” male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. Whether examining European accounts of Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, or unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable study models an ethics of cross-cultural reading that exposes, with nuance and economy, the crucial role played by the Homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancing | Salsa Social in the Park


Salsa Social is back. Class 6:00p-6:30p Social 6:30p-9:00p Come as you are, everyone is welcome and dancers of all levels are encouraged to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson's peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | The Politics and Geopolitics of Latin America's Energy Transition (online)


Latin America and the Caribbean’s clean energy transition faces a unique set of challenges. Home to over 650 million people across 33 countries, and vulnerable to climate shocks, LAC is also one of the most divergent and unequal regions of the world, with over 16 million people without access to electricity. At the same time, LAC is endowed with key natural resources, from oil and gas to renewable energy to critical minerals. Historically, the region has been a major provider of important commodities to the world including food products, grains, minerals, and crude oil.  LAC’s energy transition is at a crossroads, facing simultaneously the continued effects of the energy crisis, high inflation, and geopolitical reconfigurations. The U.S. and the EU have sought to strengthen their relationships, investments, and partnerships with countries in the region as they reshape their supply chains. The region is also being courted by China, already a key commercial partner to countries like Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, and a key investor in the energy sector and increasingly in critical minerals. More recently the region has attracted attention given Saudi Arabia’s recent mining stake in Brazil and most notably after the enlargement of BRICS. Additionally, political instability and upcoming Presidential elections in Argentina, Mexico and six other countries have the potential to shape the political leadership of the region in the run up to 2030, a critical timeline to deliver on their climate pledges under the Paris climate agreement.  This is a discussion on the recent political and geopolitical developments and their potential impact on LAC’s energy transition, the region’s role in global energy markets, global supply chains and on the critical mining commodities that are necessary for the global clean energy transition. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Wednesday Evening Yoga


End your day right with this rejuvenating class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Cooperation: A Political, Economic and Social Theory


Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, unable to address pressing problems such as climate change. There is, however, another path—cooperation democracy. From consumer co-ops to credit unions, worker cooperatives to insurance mutuals, nonprofits to mutual aid, countless examples prove that people working together can extend the ideals of participatory democracy and sustainability into every aspect of their lives. These forms of cooperation do not depend on electoral politics. Instead, they harness the longstanding practices and values of cooperatives: self-determination, democratic participation, equity, solidarity, and respect for the environment. In his new book, Bernard E. Harcourt develops a transformative theory and practice that builds on worldwide models of successful cooperation. He identifies the most promising forms of cooperative initiatives and then distills their lessons into an integrated framework: Coöperism. This is a political theory grounded on recognition of our interdependence. It is an economic theory that can ensure equitable distribution of wealth. Finally, it is a social theory that replaces the punishment paradigm with a cooperation paradigm.
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Book Discussion | Outside In: The Oral History of Guido Calabresi


There is no more interesting figure in the history of the American legal academy than Guido Calabresi, known throughout the legal world simply as “Guido”.  After a flight from fascism, he arrived in the United States from Italy in September, 1939. His family was penniless but with deep awareness that there had been, spread throughout its past and on both sides, for many generations, not just wealth but social standing, a proud Italian-Jewish heritage, creativity, and intellectual accomplishment. Guido excelled in his schooling and joined the faculty at Yale Law School, where he became a great teacher and mentor; the preeminent scholar of his generation; and perhaps the best law school dean Yale or any law school ever had.  Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Guido since 1994 has been an outstanding judge on the United States Court of Appeals. He is one of America’s great legal minds and one of its most interesting human beings.  Author Norman L. Silber is a Professor at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra.
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Film | The Cacophony of Donbas (2018): A Soviet Myth Explored


This revealing and skillfully executed documentary explores the Soviet myth of the Donbas, the part of Ukraine that includes the administrative provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk. The film has two clashing narrative planes. One shows life in this region through the lens of Soviet propaganda that portrayed Donbas as a workers' paradise. The other is about the objective reality of miners' lives and their dangerous, backbreaking work. Director: Igor Minaiev 62 min. In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles Followed by a discussion
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Discussion | Designing Space: How We Experience Space (in-person and online)


How do we experience space? And what does this mean for the spaces we design? We explore these questions by bringing together speakers from Architecture, Neuroscience, and Virtual Reality, with two specific aims: First, we explore what Architecture and Virtual Reality can learn from each other, as two distinct approaches to "spatial design". Whilst spatial experience has long been a central question of Architecture, Virtual Reality is only beginning to grapple with these questions, as technology transitions from 2D screens to 3D spatial interfaces. Second, we explore the nature of spatial experience itself, with two approaches to understanding the human mind. Whilst contemporary Architecture is influenced by Philosophy (specifically the "Phenomenological" tradition), the tools of Neuroscience are increasingly being applied to questions of Architecture as well. Through this multidisciplinary exchange we hope to deepen our understanding of spatial experience, and how it informs the physical and virtual spaces we design. Speakers Nitzan Bartov, Designer at Meta Reality Labs Research Anjan Chatterjee, Professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Steven Holl, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Moderated by Paul Linton, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience and Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
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Discussion | Ensuring Federal Funding Goes to Environmental Justice Communities


Delve into the critical issue of ensuring that the historic levels of federal funding resource frontline solutions for the climate crisis and environmental justice. This conversation will be focused on the opportunities and challenges for leveraging federal funding for environmental justice communities.  The session will be moderated by Senior Fellow Danielle Deane-Ryan with invited panelists: Peggy Shepard from WeAct, Harold Mitchell from Regenesis Institute, Trenton Allen from Sustainable Capital Climate Justice Fund, Maria Lopez-Nunez from Ironbound Community Corporation, and Helen Chin from Communities First Fund.
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable and bring your own mat.
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6:30 pm
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Film | Dumb Money (2023) with America Ferrera, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Seth Rogen, and More


Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world’s hottest company. In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill, who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down. Director:Craig Gillespie Cast: America Ferrera, Anthony Ramos, Nick Offerman, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley, Vincent D’Onofrio America Ferrera is an American actress. She has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, among others. In 2007, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paul Dano is an American actor. He began his career on Broadway and gained wider recognition for playing a troubled teenager in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). For playing identical twins in Paul Thomas Anderson's period drama There Will Be Blood (2007), he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. Pete Davidson is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Davidson started standup in 2013 before being hired as cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for eight seasons from 2014 to 2022. Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Originally a stand-up comedian in Vancouver, he moved to Los Angeles for a part in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks in 1999. He had leading roles in Apatow's comedies Knocked Up (2007) and Funny People (2009). He had further comedic roles in Neighbors (2014), The Disaster Artist (2017), and Long Shot (2019). He also starred in the FX on Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy (2022) for which he received Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations.
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | An Evening of Love Poems


An evening of love poems featuring readings by celebrated poets including Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, and Deborah Landau. From the romantic to the erotic to the platonic, to the love of nature to the love of self, love has forever been one of poetry's favorite subjects. Join us for a life-affirming lineup of words and sentiment, with poets whose varied take on the subject will add up to an evening at once entertaining, enlightening, and evocative.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Voids, Portals, and Moving Land


In this lecture, Beatriz Cortez charts the different ways in which her monumental sculpture Ilopango, the Volcano that Left counters ideas about permanence, portals, and multiple temporalities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Building the World We Want: Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance (In Person AND Online)


Acclaimed scholar and writer Alondra Nelson leads a discussion on the transnational impacts of artificial intelligence and the need for global collaboration. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve the lives of many people across the world. The breakneck pace of its development has also highlighted its potential for harm—and the urgent need for robust and innovative policy and governance. Speaking with a panel of experts, Alondra Nelson examines what forms of global collaboration are needed to address issues such as inequality and climate change, privacy protections, and human rights. From shared regulation and alignment of democratic laws, to equitable benefit distribution, to the prevention of dangerous AI proliferation, to the consolidation of power and more, the evolving nature of AI—combined with its global impact—requires the untangling of complex dynamics to provide a clear picture for effective future policymaking and to engender a more just and safer world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | On America: What We Talk About When We Talk About Book Bans (online)


An alarming number of efforts are being made to limit access to books in libraries and bookstores at the same time that changes to school curriculums are being mandated by politicians. Most of the materials and topics under scrutiny deal with race, gender, and sexuality. The American Library Association's President, Emily Drabinski, and a panel of writers and publishers explore the real targets of these campaigns and reflect on the human and institutional harms they cause.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023): Superhero Sequel


The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word is transformed into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam. Director: David F. Sandberg Stars: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:15 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Dvorak and More


MSM Symphony Orchestra; George Manahan, conductor; Lulwa Al Shamlan, piano. Program Trad. Korean Folk Song, Arirang Fantasy Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Piano Concerto Dvorak (1841-1904), Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Ravel, and More


Emma Taggart, Nicholas Fanara, Yung-Yi Chen, I-Chen Lin, Tristan Murphy, John Gibb, Nicolas Salloum, Yuhe Lu, Conroy Hu, Hannah Rosen, Alice Liu, Jonathan Chan, Hanzhen Chen, Hyewon Yoon, Jihwan Yoon, Yichun Sheng, Sunny Zhai, Aleksandar Hadzievski, Henry Tang, Josh Binkhorst, Hanfei Tu, Jacob Kelly Levitan, Congyu Xue, Shangzhi Liu, Ming Jin, Jiacheng Xu, Minghui Yan, Jiacheng Xu, Minghui Yan, piano. Program Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Overture "Candide" William Grant Still (1895-1978), Summerland Copland (1900-1990), Danza de Jalisco Piazzolla (1921-1992), Soledad Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Russian Rhapsody Debussy (1862-1918): En bateau (from Petite Suite for piano four-hands) Poulenc (1899-1963), Capriccio d'apres Le Bal Masque for Two Pianos Albert Lavignac (1846-1916), Galop-Marche Jihwan Yoon, Moderato from Sijo Suite for Piano Four Hands Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884), Rondo C major for 2 Pianos, 8 Hands Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941), Guest Suite William Bolcom (b. 1938) Serpent's Kiss Joan Tower (b 1938), "Love" and "Celebration" from the Suite, Stepping Stones Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961), Daydream and Nightmare Ravel (1875-1937), La valse Jazz improvisation: A Bu and Carlos Pascual Cippelletti
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Film | Carlos (2023): documentary


This documentary immerses us in rock icon Carlos Santana’s life and musical trajectory. Filmmaker Rudy Valdez bolsters this personal narrative with pulsating, never-before-seen footage— guided by Santana himself, in his own words. At the age of 5, in his native Mexico, Carlos Santana learned to play the violin. At 8, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar. At 14, he honed those guitar virtuoso skills and his performance style as a street musician, starting his own band shortly after, while still a teenager. And at 22 — just before his first album was released to acclaim — Carlos Santana became one of the major discoveries of Woodstock, anchoring the famous festival’s second afternoon on August 16, 1969. A music industry legend for 50 years and a 10-time Grammy-winning global sensation, as well as a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and a Billboard Century award, Santana continues to be one of the music world’s premier artists, blending jazz, blues, and the Mariachi sound with a rock n’ roll spirituality. This doc positions new interviews with Santana and his family alongside never-before-seen archival footage — including home video recordings made by Santana himself; concert footage; and behind-the-scenes moments. Director: Rudy Valdez
   New York City, NY; NYC
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