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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 27, 2023?

53 free events take place on Wednesday, September 27 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 27 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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53 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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free events nyc Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking with Celebrity Chef Jacques Pepin
free events nyc Jazz Concert with Percussion, Accordian, and Guitar
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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
Free

Birdwatching | Birding at the Battery


Gabriel Willow helps you explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 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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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 | 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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Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

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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Lecture | Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s (online)


The 1930s was a decade of political and social upheaval in the United States, and the art and visual culture of the time reflected the unsettled environment. Americans searched for their cultural identity during the Great Depression, a period marked by divisive politics, threats to democracy, and intensified social activism, including a powerful labor movement. The exhibition with the same title, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York until December 10, 2023, features more than 100 works from the collection and several lenders, and explores how artists expressed political messages and ideologies through a range of media, from paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs to film, dance, decorative arts, fashion, and ephemera. Highlights include paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Davis; prints by Elizabeth Olds, Dox Thrash, and Riva Helfond; photographs by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange; footage of Martha Graham’s dance Frontier; and more, providing an unprecedented overview of the era’s sociopolitical landscape. Speaker: Allison Rudnick
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Lecture | Inside Marjorie Merriweather Post's Hillwood Estate


Historian Ken Mensing takes you past the front gates for a slide presentation of Hillwood, the rarely seen former Long Island Gold Coast estate of Post Cereal heiress and General Foods Corporation founder Marjorie Merriweather Post. Due to the lack of information available, the former estate, now known as LIU Post Campus, is rarely mentioned by historians familiar with the Gold Coast. Ken will show you rarely seen photographs that are contained in private collections of the Post family and a few archival institutions not comonolly visited by researchers. Mensing has been featured in the Biography Channels program about Marjorie Merriweather Post, and continues to lecture about Marjorie for local historical societies and other organizations interested in historical figures who once called Long Island home.
   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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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   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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Concert | Ragtime, Jazz and Blues - Outdoors


With Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Exhibition Tours


Tours of What That Quilt Knows About Me and Material Witness: Folk and Self-Taught Artists at Work, offering new insights to works on view.
   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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Forum | Supreme Court (P)review


The US Supreme Court issued rulings in several high-profile cases at the end of its last term in June. Far from settling fraught issues, many of these decisions raise new questions that may themselves end up before the Court. For example, will the prohibition on race-based affirmative action in college admissions be extended to workplace diversity programs? Meanwhile, new cases are landing on the Court’s merits docket for the upcoming term, including a major gun rights case and another that considers whether government officials can block followers on personal social media accounts they use to communicate with the public. While the Court’s substantive work typically draws attention, this year individual justices have also garnered an unprecedented level of scrutiny in connection with luxury travel and book sales. All of these matters will be on the table for discussion at this Forum, featuring experts with a range of vantage points on the Court. Panelists: Melissa Arbus Sherry Partner and member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice, Latham & Watkins Ilya Somin Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Abbie VanSickle Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times Moderator Melissa Murray Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:10 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 | Academy Award Winner The Shape of Water (2017) Directed by Guillermo del Toro


Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican filmmaker and author. A recipient of three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy Award, his work has been characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty in the grotesque. He has had a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. He is also known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, his themes of Catholicism, anti-fascism, and celebrating imperfection, underworld motifs, practical special effects, and dominant amber lighting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Discussion | Learning to Lose: A conversation with Ukrainian Poet Iryna Shuvalova


Recognized as one of the most distinct voices in contemporary Ukrainian poetry, Iryna Shuvalova joins Olena Martynyuk in conversation about memory and myth, loss and longing, war and defiance. From her joint perspective as a poet, translator, and scholar of Ukraine, Shuvalova will discuss the role of poetry in times of war, the experiences of Ukrainians outside Ukraine, and the power of myth-making in contemporary politics and culture. She will also read her poems which have been often described as spells or incantations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Sophocles' Ajax: Reading in the Park, with Oscar Nominee Jesse Eisenberg


A live dramatic reading of Sophocles’ Ajax as a catalyst for a powerful audience discussion about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Featuring performances by Chad Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Fleishman is in Trouble), Amy Ryan (Only Murders in the Building, The Office), Marjolaine Goldsmith (Company Manager Theater of War Productions) Eduardo Jany (US Army Veteran, Col USMC (Ret.)), Latoya Lucas (Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient), and Craig Manbauman (Nurse, Poet, US Air Force Veteran).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith


Known for his stylish, whimsical, and surreal images, Rodney Smith (1947–2016) started out as a photo-essayist, turned to portrait photography, and found his greatest success in fashion photography. Paul Martineau, curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum and author of the new book Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith, joins curator David Campany in conversation to discuss what makes fashion photography art. A book signing follows the event.  
   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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Opening Reception | Ana Gzirishvili, Amanda Ziemele: 2-Artist Exhibition


A two-person exhibition of work by Georgian artist Ana Gzirishvili and Latvian artist Amanda Ziemele, on view from September 27 through October 28, 2023. Engaging in a spatial intervention of the gallery, the exhibition invites a contextual understanding of space, objects, and their meaning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Bill Phelps: Visitor


Through light and shadow, a gaze, a mindset, Bill Phelps inspires the imagination. About life, about being, eye and heart his greatest companions, in images that breathe in their own atmosphere. A moment of pure sincerity, a world of surrealism, or suspended reality. It’s like a wondrous path in which spontaneity, intimacy and a truthful eye are at play time and again. You feel time passing, memories forming or coming to the surface, capturing the moment and its eternity with your mind’s eye but also in his.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking with Celebrity Chef Jacques Pepin


Chef Jacques Pepin is, as Food and Wine put it recently, "one of the food world's living legends." He launches his newest cookbook. Alex Prud'homme, author of Dinner with the President, will speak with Pepin about food, life and art, accompanied by slides of Pepin's beautiful and original paintings. In his latest book: Pepin suggests easy and efficient techniques that save money, time, and cleanup effort, without sacrificing taste. 150 simple recipes--for Zucchini-Tomato Gratin, Salmon with Pesto Butter, and Garlicky Romaine with Croutons-- are interspersed with Pepin's own painted menus and illustrations. As usual, Pepin creates an intimate rapport with his reader, sharing his artwork and memories of his career in an enjoyable narrative that is both a visual and culinary feast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Getting Over Max Cooper: First Love on Fire Island


Jazz Jacobson, the protagonist of Marcelle Karp's novel, has spent fourteen of her sixteen summers on Fire Island. It’s just an hour from Manhattan but feels like a world away, where Jazz thrives in the absence of the social hierarchies and pressures of high school. Most of all, it’s the place where she’s reunited with her best friend, Macy Whelan. This summer starts out strong when the cute new boy on the island seems to like Jazz (hello, first boyfriend?). But it’s hard to focus on her own crush when Macy’s still obsessing over her hookup from last summer, Max Cooper. Jazz can’t believe how cold and mean Max is to Macy. But when Macy starts to seriously act out, Jazz begins to see that she knows only one side of the story . . .and that she has to help her friend before something terrible happens. Boundaries are crossed and the edge of sanity is tested in Marcelle Karp’s debut novel, which celebrates the complicated dynamics of female friendship and the heartbreaking ache of first love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government


The launch of the Korean translation of Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government, a memoir written by the late Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. This program features introductory remarks from William R. Rhodes, CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, and insights from Christine Harper, a member of Bloomberg’s editorial board, on Volcker’s extraordinary life and legacy. From his early days working in the Treasury Department, to his time in the Federal Reserve navigating the high inflation of the 1970s and 80s, Volcker’s thoughtful reflections on the importance of good government, stable finance, and stable prices continue to resonate in this new translation.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Never End: The Other Orwell, the Cold War, the CIA, MI6, and the Origin of 'Animal Farm'


John Reed sits down with Sheena Daree to discuss his new book. This book presents full history of the origin of Orwell’s Animal Farm, as well as a translation of the Russuian/Ukranian source work. Has George Orwell lost his saintly luster? In The Never End, rabble-rouser, dogged investigator, and consummate literary stylist John Reed collects two decades of subject. He views Orwell in a twenty-first century global context, considering Orwell’s collaboration with Cold War intelligence operations—US and UK—with unfaltering objectivity. It’s hard to imagine that Orwell—in our own moment of global doublethink—wouldn’t have wanted his devotion to contrariety applied to the literary legacy he left behind. The Never End is at once a hatchet job and a celebration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Eldridge Street Synagogue Tour (online)


Discover hidden elements such as secret symbols to loved ones, indentations in the woodwork from nervous hands, and unique features meant to cater to the original congregants. Learn about the Eldridge Street Synagogue, from its stunning Moorish Revival architecture and its time as a cultural hotspot on the bustling Jewish Lower East Side, to its decades of decay, to its miraculous rebirth as a twenty-first-century Museum in present-day Chinatown.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Empire of Experts, Experts of Empire


The early modern Ottoman Empire, much like its Eurasian counterparts, was a polity teeming with experts. But who exactly were these "experts of the empire"? What services did they render? And how was their expertise acquired, acknowledged, and even certified? This talk will explore those groups and individuals whose specialized knowledge, technical know-how, and experiential wisdom were esteemed, sought after, or at times, contested at the Ottoman court. Unlike the conventional royal patronage of arts and sciences in pre-modern courts, where individuals with a particular set of skills served as courtiers, the Ottomans created a bureaucratic framework to harness and govern expertise in various crafts and sciences. This structure, designating an individual as the chief and placing others in roles below and beside him, spanned virtually every area of specialization, from medicine and architecture to the astral sciences. Yet, questions arise about on what grounds these experts were chosen and elevated to the role of chief, and what the implications and costs of this bureaucratic structure were in the transmission and advancement of sciences. These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this talk.  Speaker: Tunç Sen, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Forensic Science in the Wake of Mass Atrocity


In the aftermath of 9/11, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner was tasked with identifying the remains of those who had been killed at the World Trade Center - work which remains unfinished 22 years after the attacks. To discuss the OCME's continuing commitment to this effort, Assistant Director of Forensic Biology at the OCME, Mark Desire is joined by WTC Anthropologist, Jennifer K. Odien, and Criminalist IV at the OCME, Carl D. Gajewski. Together, in conversation with Museum Director, Clifford Chanin, they discuss their work, how it has helped facilitate and been aided by advancements in DNA identification technology, and how this project has assisted in the identification of victims of mass atrocities and disasters around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

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
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6:00 pm
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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.
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Discussion | The History of Antisemitism: The Crusades (online)


When Pope Urban II gave a sermon in November 1095 about the "Holy Land," he began the almost two-century-long military campaigns that we now know as the Crusades. Many medieval popes sanctioned the Crusades against "enemies of Christendom." As they sought control and territory, Crusaders massacred Jewish communities in France and Germany. These actions and rhetoric fueled widespread antisemitism, including specific conspiracies like blood libel. Suzanne M. Yeager, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Fordham University, Nicholas Paul, Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, and Robert Chazan, S H and Helen Scheuer Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University, will delve into the history of the Crusades and their impact on historical and modern antisemitism in discussion with Paola Tartakoff, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshop | Trivia Night in the Park


Gather a team of up to six people to answer questions about geography, arts, food, and more! Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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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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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People Are Dismantling Mass Incarceration (in-person and online)


An original argument that the answer to mass incarceration lies not with experts and pundits, but with ordinary people taking extraordinary actions together—written by a leading authority on bail reform and social movements. With author Jocelyn Simonson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussion | Bayard Rustin, A Legacy of Protest and Politics


Reflect on the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights leader behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and an openly gay man who, despite his achievements, was often relegated to the background. Michael G. Long, editor of the new collection of essays Bayard Rustin, A Legacy of Protest and Politics, will be in conversation with Jafari S. Allen, Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) at Columbia University and Director of the university's Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS). A book signing will follow the program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: A Memoir of a Kidnapping


Writing professors Shane McCrae and Timothy Donnelly discuss McCrae’s new memoir. When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that followed, they manipulated and controlled him, refusing to acknowledge his heritage — all the while believing they were doing what was best for him. For their own safety and to ensure the kidnapping remained a success, Shane’s grandparents had to make sure that he never knew the full story, so he was raised to participate in his own disappearance. But despite elaborate fabrications and unreliable memories, Shane begins to reconstruct his own story and to forge his own identity. Gradually, the truth unveils itself, and with the truth, comes a path to reuniting with his father and finding his own place in the world. A revelatory account of a singularly American childhood that hauntingly echoes the larger story of race in our country, Pulling the Chariot of the Sun is written with the virtuosity and heart of one of the finest poets writing today. And it is also a powerful reflection on what is broken in America — but also what might heal and make it whole again.
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Film | The Secrets of the Great Synagogue of Vilna: Documentary on the Lithuanian Jewish Community


This program commemorates the Jewish community of Vilna through poetry and music, featuring the American premiere of a new documentary by Loïc Salfati. Comprising many interviews, the film follows the 2019 and 2021 excavation campaigns of the Great Synagogue of Vilna day by day. Both an archaeological adventure and a historical investigation, The Secrets of the Great Synagogue of Vilna highlights the Lithuanian Jewish community’s intellectual effervescence and the reputation of Vilnius, regarded as one of the most important Jewish cultural centers in Eastern Europe. Followed by a Q&A with director Salfati. As a part of the evening, Rita Glassman, Maria Krupoves, and Zalmen Mlotek will perform a selection of music.
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6:30 pm
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Talk | Artist Talk: Unruly Forms


A celebration of Felipe Baeza’s exhibition Unruly Forms, where fantastical images conjure realms of myth, spirit, and imagination, now on view across bus shelters in the United States and Mexico. Baeza will be in dialogue with writer and scholar Gayatri Gopinath to discuss how histories, cultures, landscapes, and bodies shape our ever-evolving identities. The conversation will explore the hybrid process behind Baeza’s new series, informed by his research on Mesoamerican artifacts in museum collections as well as his own experiences of physical and social displacement and difference.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lecture | Building the Metropolis: New York's Growth in the 19th Century (online)


In the late nineteenth century, New York’s rapid growth created a new urban landscape, turned construction into big business, and revitalized the building trades. This illustrated talk will cover the technological changes that transformed construction, the importance of the building industry to the city’s economy, and the role played by contractors and construction workers in the politics of the time. Presenter Alexander Wood is an architectural and urban historian. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his B. Arch. from Cooper Union. In 2021-22 he was the Helen and Robert Appel Fellow in History and Technology at the New-York Historical Society.
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Dreaming of the USA: The Writings and Translations of Cesare Pavese


The focus of this round table is the academic research commissioned by the Fondazione Cesare Pavese to Iuri Moscardi into the materials donated to the foundation by the family of Oreste Molina, a former colleague of Pavese's at the Einaudi publishing house. These materials include 21 books by American and British authors that Pavese read, studied, and translated during the 1930s. The texts include Pavese's hand-written notes, comments, and marginalia which allow us to reconstruct his encounter with American and British literature and his approach to translation. With: Jhumpa Lahiri, Princeton University, author and translator Brian Robert Moore, translator Iuri Moscardi, CUNY Graduate Center Rosemary Salomone, St. John's University Pierluigi Vaccaneo, Director, Fondazione Cesare Pavese
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6:30 pm
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Austral: Survivors of a Globalizing World


From Carlos Fonseca comes a dazzling novel about legacy, memory, and the desire to know and be known. Julio is a disillusioned professor of literature, a perpetual wanderer who has spent years away from his home, teaching in the United States. He receives a posthumous summons from an old friend, the writer Aliza Abravanel, to uncover the mysteries within her final novel. Aliza had raced to finish her work as her mind deteriorated. In her manuscript is a series of interconnected accounts of loss, tales that set Julio hurtling on a journey to uncover their true meaning. Austral tracks Julio's trip from Aliza's home in an Argentine artists' colony to a forgotten city in Guatemala, to the Peruvian Amazon, and through Nueva Germania, the antisemitic commune in Paraguay founded by Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche. A story of mourning and return--to one's native country, to one's darkest memories, to oneself--Carlos Fonseca's Austral interrogates the obsessions and upheavals faced by survivors of a rapidly globalizing world. A treasure map of intertwined experiences, each cleaving its own path through time, the novel is a fascinating investigation into the disappearance of culture and memory and a charting of the furthest limits of what language can do. With this remarkable exploration of the traces we leave behind, those we erase, and how we seek to rebuild, Carlos Fonseca confirms his status as one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Latin American literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Love and Money, Sex and Death: Memoir of a Late Transition


McKenzie Wark's book is a provocative epistolary memoir that reflects on her late transition and coming out, trans politics and culture, motherhood and memory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Sketches on Everlasting Plastics: Life-Giving, Death-Dealing


A collective reading and conversation around Sketches on Everlasting Plastics, which explores the infinite ways in which plastic permeates our bodies and our world––offering intimate and political accounts of our fraught relationship with the material that register how plastic is at once life-giving and death-dealing. Grappling with the protracted inheritance (biological, territorial, spatial, geological) of our petrochemical world, the project accounts for the toxic residues, relationships, and beliefs attendant to over-consumption and -production that have and continue to extend and evolve across generations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Migrant Asian Cinema


A conversation and screening event exploring the aesthetics and politics of first-generation Asian American cinema. Featuring Isabel Sandoval (Artist-in-Residence, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU), Devika Girish (Co-Deputy Editor, Film Comment; Talks Programmer, New York Film Festival), and Genevieve Yue (Associate Professor, The New School). Devika Girish is a co-deputy editor of Film Comment and a Talks programmer for the New York Film Festival. She contributes regularly to the New York Times, and her work has also appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Nation, the Criterion Collection, the Village Voice, and other publications. US-based, Philippine-born Isabel Sandoval has emerged as “one of the most exciting and multitalented filmmakers on the indie scene with a bold approach to cinematic style,” according to The Criterion Collection. Meanwhile, The Museum of Modern Art has recognized her as a “rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers.” She has directed three feature films. Her debut, Señorita, premiered at Locarno. Her critically acclaimed third feature, Lingua Franca, premiered in Venice and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She starred in the César Award-winning short film Maria Schneider, 1983, directed by Elisabeth Subrin. She has directed for television, including the acclaimed limited series
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Clips and Readings Explore Being a Woman in Latin America


Producer and on-air personality Rhina Valentin has earned the nickname “La Reina del Barrio” as the long-time host of the public television program Open on BronxNet. A native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Valentin’s lifelong work focuses on bringing greater attention to issues that impact NYC's marginalized communities. She sits down with Emmy-winning Afro-Indigenous journalist and filmmaker Sandra Guzman. This multimedia interview will feature clips from Guzman's documentary The Pieces I Am, currently on Netflix; readings from the anthology, Daughters of Latin America: An International Anthology of Writing by Latin Women; and scents from community garden-grown flowers to spark joy in both audience and interviewee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Jazz Concert with Percussion, Accordian, and Guitar


Rogerio Boccato, percussion; Vitor Goncalves, accordion; Tal Yahalom, guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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