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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 26, 2023?

46 free events take place on Tuesday, September 26 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 26 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of September . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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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46 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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free events nyc Bloodsuckers: A Marxist Vampire Comedy (2021): German Horror Satire
free events nyc The AT&T Building: Philip Johnson and World's First Postmodern Skyscraper
free events nyc The Origins of Fine Art Photography
free events nyc Building Bridges, Protecting Choice: The Fight in South Carolina (online)
free events nyc New York City's Longest-Running Cold Play Reading
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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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Dance Performance | A Performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Students (online thru Oct 3)


In celebration of the program’s 25th anniversary, stream a stunning performance by BFA students. The concert features original ballets by emerging and established choreographers who created their work on the students in the program. These talented dancers train in a conservatory setting while also earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (and sometimes adding a second academic major).
   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.
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Studying the Now: Affirmative Action


An opportunity to examine, interrogate, and respond to the issues raised in the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action. Moderated by President Laura Rosenbury, Professor Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU, and Jennifer Rosales, Vice President for Inclusion and Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer.
   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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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: Deanna Witkowski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Club | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz


Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | The Sixth Sense (1999), Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and Starring Bruce Willis


Young Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable. Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment M. Night Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. Bruce Willis is an American former actor. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and appeared in over a hundred films, gaining recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other roles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Future Proofing Your Photo Collection (online)


Learn the benefits of taking a proactive approach to organize and preserving your photo collection with an overview of techniques and strategies for ensuring that your cherished memories remain accessible and safe for years to come.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935): musical


Mrs. Mathilda Prentiss arrives at a summer resort with her daughter, Ann, and son, Humbolt, to put on the annual charity show. Ann is engaged to eccentric millionaire T. Mosley Thorpe, who ignores her. To escort her daughter for the summer, Mathilda hires hotel desk clerk Dick Curtis, whose fiancée, Arlene, doesn't mind. Dick falls for Ann, Humbolt falls for Arlene, and the show's an expansive success. Director: Busby Berkeley Cast: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Hugh Herbert, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 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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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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Film | Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (2023) with Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates


Eleven-year-old Margaret moves to a new town and starts to contemplate everything about life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother, Barbara, who offers loving support, and her grandmother, Sylvia, who's coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. Questions of identity, one's place in the world, and what brings meaning to life soon bring them closer together than ever before. Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Cast: Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates Rachel McAdams made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. She rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone. Kathy Bates is an American actor and director. Known for her roles in comedic and dramatic films and television programs, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | Getting Critical with Data: Exploring Identities, Resistance, and Data Justice


Speakers Joan Mukogosi and Nikita Shepard will explore the themes of Identities, resistance, and data justice.  
   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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Screening | Bloodsuckers: A Marxist Vampire Comedy (2021): German Horror Satire


August 1928: A local Marxist book club attempts to rally the paranoid townspeople against a ruling class of allegedly vampiric aristocrats... As the glamorous German seaside resort they call home is turned into an ideological battleground, newcomer Lyuvoschka is quickly caught in the center of the conflict. Recently exiled from his motherland after trading in his worker's garb to debut as Trotsky in Eisenstein's October and brimming with hopes and dreams of making it in the biz, he poses as a wealthy baron and quickly catches the eye of eccentric heiress Octavia Flambow-Jansen. Will their summer romance amidst the fires of revolution make up for his recent bad luck and land him that precious spot on the barge that will cary him to Hollywood - or is his misfortune only just beginning? Director: Julian Radlmaier 125 min. In German with English subtitles Followed by a Q&A with the film's director/writer Julian Radlmaier
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5:15 pm
Free

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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Film | The Five Demands (2023): Student Takeover at City College


This documentary tells the little-known story of the revolutionary student takeover of The City College of New York in April 1969 by a group of Black and Puerto Rican students. Through archival footage and modern-day interviews, the film revisits the two-week shutdown that changed the face of higher education, as students protested institutional racism that, for over a century, had shut out people of color from this and other universities. Directors: Andrea Weiss and Greta Schiller 74 min. After a screening, executive producer Stanley Nelson moderates a discussion with directors along with two of the student protesters featured in the film, Charles Powell and Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Club | Vagabonds!: A Novel by Eloghosa Osunde


In the bustling streets and cloistered homes of Lagos, a cast of vivid characters—some haunted, some defiant—navigate danger, demons, and love in a quest to lead true lives.
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Berlin Asian Diaspora Anthology Project


A public lecture and conversation with Selma Siew Li Bidlingmaier, Visiting Scholar and postdoc researcher and teaching fellow at the American Studies Department, Humboldt University Berlin and Feng-Mei Heberer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies. The talk will introduce the nascent Berlin Asian Diaspora Anthology Project and discusses the goals, methods, mediums, as well as challenges facing this endeavor.
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Covering Democracy: Protests, Police, and the Press


Despite the promise of the First Amendment, the rights of journalists to cover protests have never been secure. Hundreds of journalists have been detained, arrested, and assaulted by police while reporting on demonstrations throughout the United States. The challenges were particularly acute during the social justice protests that erupted following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and spread throughout the nation. Covering Democracy: Protests, Police, and the Press, a Knight Institute report written by Joel Simon—2022-2023 Knight Institute senior visiting fellow and founding director of the Journalism Protection Initiative at the Newmark J-School—chronicles the history of hostility between the press and the police from the Civil Rights era to the present day. It offers specific recommendations, prepared by the Knight Institute, on how to protect press freedom and the right to record at future protests. The evening will kick off with an advance screening of the Knight Institute's soon-to-be-released short documentary film exploring the same issues, “Flashpoint: Protests, Policing, and the Press.” The film features the stories of several journalists who were assaulted or arrested while reporting at protests and explores the conflict and tension experienced on the front lines, the changing role of the press, and the hardening of attitudes among the police towards journalists.
   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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Discussion | Provincializing Language: Language and Colonialism


When they colonized Africa, Europeans imposed their ideological conception of language, grounded in the idea of language as connected to national culture. This ideology led to the imposition of linguistic imperialism. Not only did missionaries and colonial authorities impose European languages they judged superior, they also relegated “African dialects” to the bottom of an imagined hierarchy of languages. This vision, relayed by some members of the elite in African societies, has survived into the post-colonial area through the creation of “Francophone” institutions, but it has nonetheless always also been contested - and with success. In two recent books, Cécile Canut sheds light on the biases inherent in supposedly scientific studies of language over the course of the 20th century, and invites readers to “provincialize” the very notion of language. Speaker Cécile Canut is a sociologist and filmmaker. She is a University Professor of Language Sciences at the University of Paris, and is currently a Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France at Cerlis. Speaker Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy, and Thomas Dodman is Associate Professor of French.
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Lecture | The AT&T Building: Philip Johnson and World's First Postmodern Skyscraper


The unveiling of the design for the new headquarters for AT&T, then the largest company in the world, appeared on the front page of The New York Times on March 31, 1978 and was quickly dubbed "the first Postmodern skyscraper." The tower's architect was Philip Johnson, who had championed the minimalist and functionalist aesthetics of the European avant garde as a curator at MoMA in the 1930s and had collaborated with Mies van der Rohe on the Seagram Building in the 1950s. With its granite-not-glass facade and split-pediment "Chippendale" roofline, Johnson's AT&T overturned - or at least undermined for a decade - the aesthetics of Modernism he had helped establish as orthodoxy. The original design and construction of the AT&T headquarters in both theory and practice will be discussed by Alan Ritchie, who was the project manager for AT&T in the Johnson Burgee office and later Johnson's partner, and Scott Johnson (no relation), now of the California-based firm Johnson Fain, who as a young architect in the office, worked on the AT&T team and other skyscrapers. A second program later in the fall will feature architects of the design teams responsible for the recent renovation and 21st-century reinvention of 550 Madison and the new and expanded POPS plaza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussion | U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico and Beyond


In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the Hispanic-American War of 1898, this is a conversation about the largely unspoken legacy of US imperialism in Puerto Rico and former colonies. The panel will be moderated by Alana Casanova-Burgess (co-creator, host, and producer of WNYC Studios’ La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience – a NY Times “Best Podcast of 2021”), and includes Javier Antonio González (CABORCA Artistic Director), Melissa Calderon (Visual Artist) and Matthew Nicdao (Research Associate at CENTRO). They will reflect not only on the shadow of colonialism, which looms over some of the bloodiest events on US soil, but the traces of political, cultural, and artistic resistance made manifest across generations and diasporas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Armine Bozhko: Artist Walkthrough


Armine Bozhko takes in the world around her and molds it into her own original voice, following an intuitive process that guides her. She paints familiar natural and architectonic motifs with an aural candor, stating color as if it were the irreducible determining stuff of reality—her heart and mind’s clearest response to nature. The painting process for Bozhko is marked by an internalized inquisitiveness of memory retrieval and invention. Instead of wrestling down subjects into forms, the viewer is treated to a passionate coaxing of forms into existence. A kind of painterly rhetoric emerges from her imagery following the artist’s familiar motifs through their formal changes—the adjusted luminosities of color, the quivering tensions of volume and space, the contraction and expansion of objects in their fields. She accomplishes all this without sacrificing her love for paint’s materiality, its pliant and sensual body. Both medium and the formal and idiosyncratic properties of paint and nature are joined in a union over which the artist presides. Armine Bozhko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1977 to a Ukrainian-Armenian family. She studied at and graduated from the Taras Shevchenko State Art School (1995) and the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, Department of Monumental Painting (BFA, 2021; MFA, 2024). In 2002, she became a full member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine and a member of the Armenian Artists Union. In 2006, she was awarded the Gaude Polognia Scholarship (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland) for study at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (Krakow, Poland) and later continued studio art practice at Portland State University (Portland, OR). She participated in various art fairs among them Art Market Hamptons, Red Dot Miami, Art Expo New York, and Reno Tahoe International Art Show. Recent solo exhibitions were held at KUMF Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) and George Billis Gallery (New York, NY).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The Unlocked Leader by Hortense le Gentil (In Person AND Online)


The most effective leaders are "human leaders": they lead with empathy, vulnerability, and authenticity. But many still adhere to the outdated myth that leaders must be superheroes: infallible, unflappable, and fearless. Superheroes' ability to inspire remains locked within, blunting their impact. Human leaders make an impact and shine their light in the world by changing the way they connect with themselves and other people. In her new book, veteran executive leadership coach Hortense le Gentil combines real life stories, rigorous research, and practical tools to lead superhero leaders on the journey toward becoming human leaders. Hortense le Gentil speaks with Heather Landy, the editor of Quartz at Work, about how human leadership not only transforms the lives of leaders themselves but also makes a profound and lasting difference in the lives of people around them and the organizations they lead.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | An Evening with Nigerian Writer Ben Okri (in-person and online)


This program brings together celebrated Nigerian author and poet, Ben Okri, in conversation with Uzodinma Iweala. This is an an inspiring and thought-provoking evening as these two influential figures discuss Okri's literary journey and his insights into African narratives. Okri is known for weaving together magical realism and traditional African storytelling in his works. His writing transcends ordinary perception and reveals a more profound understanding of reality, blending the mundane with the mystical, the political with the spiritual, and the contemporary with the timeless.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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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+
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Viva New York: Letters to the Italian People


Through seven letters addressed to the Italian people, packed with fun facts and original observations, that describe the comback of the capital of the Western Hemisphere, Viva New York offers quite a different representation of the Big Apple than the one most Italians have - due to the pop culture influences of Wall Street, Sex and the City, and Woody Allen films. Each letter chooses an unusual and well-researched point of view to talk about the newly recovered economic and social liveliness of New York during the new Twenties. With author Gianluca Galletto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Staged Reading | For The Public Good


What happens when a 20 year old, bright eyed, freckled, red haired young man becomes enamored of his collection of firearms? When he sweet-talks to them...when he romanticizes them? How can this end? You will be startled and stunned by the answer to that question.... and maybe even deeply moved. Peter Filichia, playwright, critic, theater historian and commentator explores the mind of a would be mass murderer in a most unexpected and memorable manner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Quiet Street: On American Privilege


Nick McDonell's new books is a bold and deeply personal exploration of wealth, power, and the American elite. Quiet Street exposes how the ruling class — intentionally or not — perpetuates cycles of injustice
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Sparks: China's Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future


Ian Johnson's book describes how some of China's best-known writers, filmmakers, and artists have overcome crackdowns and censorship to forge a nationwide movement that challenges the Communist Party on its most hallowed ground: its control of history. The past is a battleground in many countries, but in China it is crucial to political power. In traditional China, dynasties rewrote history to justify their rule by proving that their predecessors were unworthy of holding power. Marxism gave this a modern gloss, describing history as an unstoppable force heading toward Communism's triumph. The Chinese Communist Party builds on these ideas to whitewash its misdeeds and glorify its rule. Indeed, one of Xi Jinping's signature policies is the control of history, which he equates with the party's survival. But in recent years, a network of independent writers, artists, and filmmakers have begun challenging this state-led disremembering. Using digital technologies to bypass China's legendary surveillance state, their samizdat journals, guerilla media posts, and underground films document a regular pattern of disasters: from famines and purges of years past to ethnic clashes and virus outbreaks of the present--powerful and inspiring accounts that have underpinned recent protests in China against Xi Jinping's strongman rule. Based on years of first-hand research in Xi Jinping's China, Sparks challenges stereotypes of a China where the state has quashed all free thought, revealing instead a country engaged in one of humanity's great struggles of memory against forgetting—a battle that will shape the China that emerges in the mid-21st century.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance


Author Mensun Bound discusses his most recent expedition that discovered Sir Ernest Shackleton’s (1874–1922) lost ship Endurance on sea floor in an excellent state of preservation. Endurance was last seen in 1915, when Irish-British explorer Shackleton and his 27 men watched in dismay as the ship, crushed by ice, sank into the icy depths. The crew’s mission, as members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was a daring plan to reach the South Pole by traveling over the then-unmapped terrain of the East Antarctic. In this fascinating program, moderated by Captain Jonathan Boulware, Bound will offer a firsthand account of this historic rediscovery of the vessel beneath the ice of the Weddell Sea, near the Antarctic Peninsula. Beyond the tale of the Endurance, Bound will address how the shifting climate and escalating global heating pose an imminent threat to the safeguarding of historic shipwreck sites. This presentation promises to be an enlightening exploration of the past and a timely reflection on our planet’s future.
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Unsettled: Mother Fights for Her Sanity (online)


In Ayana Mathis's searing novel is set in the racially and politically turbulent Philadelphia of the 1980s, as well as in the tiny town of Bonaparte, Alabama, and follows a mother fighting for her sanity and survival amidst a growing revolutionary moment. This is a rich conversation about the historical roots of the novel and their relevance today, as well as the art of crafting this powerful tale of motherhood, revolution, and endurance.
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Discussion | Building Bridges, Protecting Choice: The Fight in South Carolina (online)


In the realm of politics, alliances that transcend party lines are a rare sight. However, South Carolina's State Senate has become a captivating case study, as five state senators from divergent political backgrounds are defying expectations by voting in a unified bloc to prevent a proposed total abortion ban in the state. Join Senator Gustafson, Senator Matthews, Senator Shealy, and Senator Senn for an engaging online event as they delve into the intriguing dynamics of the South Carolina State Senate. How have these Democrat, Republican and Independent senators accomplished this and what are the broader implications it holds for abortion policy bipartisanship, and the future of reproductive rights in South Carolina and beyond? This event promises an enlightening discussion that transcends traditional party lines. Whether you're a policy enthusiast, a political observer of an advocate for reproductive rights, this event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the complexities of coalition-building and the power of bipartisanship in shaping crucial policy decisions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Talk | Digital Photography Talk


A talk with self-taught, British-born photographer Rob Hann. After a career as a portrait photographer shooting over 900 commissions for numerous magazines and record companies, he turned his attention to traveling the roads of rural America and shooting what he finds there. He now makes his living from selling prints of the work he shoots on the road through galleries in the US and Europe, as well as selling affordable prints from his table on the street is SoHo on weekends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talk | The Origins of Fine Art Photography


In 1902, the first revolutionary exhibition championing photography as fine art in America was exhibited at the National Arts Club and curated by charter member Alfred Stieglitz. These groundbreaking "Pictorialists" launched the "photography as art" movement. Explore how the Penumbra Foundation is keeping these pre-digital image-making techniques alive. From Daguerreotype to cyanotype and other nearly lost processes, Penumbra unites the art and science of photography to create a unique hands-on experience that connects communities in a contemporary context to NYC's important photographic history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Writing New York City: Authors in Conversation


A conversation with Y. Rodriguez (author of the short story collection Urban Folk Tales) and Itua Uduebo (author of the millennial novel Parade of Streetlights) on the New York experience and how the city inspires their work. 
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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 | Innovating Victory: Naval Technology in Three Wars (online)


Authors Vincent O’Hara and Leonard Heinz study how the world‘s navies incorporated new technologies into their ships, their practices, and their doctrine. It does this by examining six core technologies fundamental to twentieth-century naval warfare including new platforms (submarines and aircraft), new weapons (torpedoes and mines), and new tools (radar and radio). Each chapter considers the state of a subject technology when it was first used in war and what navies expected of it. It then looks at the way navies discovered and developed the technology‘s best use, in many cases overcoming disappointed expectations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

Regular Price: $69
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Symphony Orchestra at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $35
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