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63 free events take place on Thursday, September 28 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 28 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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63 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, September 28, 2023

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free events nyc Tour of New York City Hall
free events nyc Sex and the Single Girl (1964) with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, and Lauren Bacall
free events nyc Jazz at the Gallery
free events nyc Multiple Grammy-Winning Conductor, Leonard Slatkin; Orchestral Works by Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and More
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Workshop | Fitness Yoga Class


Experience something new or enhance your yoga practice with instructors from Chelsea Piers Fitness. A complimentary, hour-long Vinyasa Flow classes in the Maker's Studio and start your day with a bit of balance. Make sure to bring your own mat. All levels are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshop | Pick Up Pickleball


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants may also bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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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
10:00 am
Free

Film | Swing Parade of 1946 (1946): musical comedy


A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose millionaire father is keen on shutting the place down. Director: Phil Karlson Cast:  Gale Storm, Phil Regan, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Jerome Howard
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 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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Lecture | Bulgaria and the Jews during the Holocaust: Between Mythology and Reality


It is a well-known fact that the Bulgarian Jews survived the Holocaust and none of them were deported to the Nazi death camps. On another hand, the Jews from the so called "New Added" territories of the Kingdom - Macedonia and Thrace - were deprived of citizenship and deported to Treblinka where they all perished. What are the facts behind these stories and how the historians interpret them? Salvation and deportation, mythology and reality? Where does the line lie and what is national historiography choosing to hide, underline, point out or pass over in silence? What made the salvation of 48,000 Jewish lives possible in a country allied to Germany, governed by a pro-Nazi government? And what made the German Ambassador to Sofia in 1943 exclaim: "Bulgarian society does not understand the real meaning of the Jewish question... an ordinary Bulgarian does not understand the meaning of the struggle against Judaism, even more, that the racial question from its nature is incomprehensible to him." And why after the war did the majority of the Bulgarian Jewish community prefer to leave the country that saved their lives? Speaker Dr Rumyana Marinova-Christidi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, Sofia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Deconstructing Gentrification (online)


Todd Swanstrom's new book, The Changing American Neighborhood: The Meaning of Place in the Twenty-First Century, points out that Eskimos have more than fifty words for snow, but we have only one word for socioeconomically ascending neighborhoods: gentrification. He argues that gentrification is a complex and variegated phenomenon that has become a stand-in for unequal power relations and the history of racial exclusion – detached from specific processes of neighborhood change. The abstract gentrification discourse has distracted attention from the more serious problem of disinvestment and deterioration and created the illusion of a kind of catch-22 for community development practitioners: if you succeed in revitalizing a neighborhood, you fail -- because gentrification pushes out the lower income residents you were trying to help in the first place. In this discussion Swanstrom aims to deconstruct the term gentrification and free up space for a more nuanced understanding of neighborhoods and more constructive thinking about inclusive neighborhood change. Barika Williams, Executive Director of one of NYC’s leading community development groups, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, will discuss the book’s argument in light of the New York City experience.
   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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Opera | Song of the Nightingale: Opera Preview and Talk


Get a sneak preview of the world premiere of a site-specific opera that tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world’s most beautiful objects. This opera is adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s "The Nightingale."
   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: Deanna Witkowski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made (online)


If history does repeat itself, it’s worth taking a look at the Supreme Court’s past. Has there ever been a Court as consequential as the one presiding today? Were there justices who had similarly close ties with politicians and donors? A new book argues that the answer is yes — a similar supermajority reigned supreme in the past. By the summer of 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had appointed a nearly unprecedented seven of nine justices. This Court was progressive and made decisions that bolstered voting and reproductive rights. But on some occasions, the Court bowed to Roosevelt’s will, even approving the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Court at War details the little-known story of how Roosevelt altered the nation’s highest court, as well as the long-lasting consequences.  Author and Georgetown Law professor Cliff Sloan talks about the close ties between Supreme Court justices and their political allies during the Roosevelt era and how this practice continues to this day. Sloan will offer his unique perspective as someone who has served in all three branches of the federal government to guide the conversation from the Roosevelt Court to today’s Court.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Pickleball Clinic


Check out what the buzz is all about! Learn the basic rules, strokes, and strategy at this instructor-led clinic followed by open play. Equipment is provided or bring your own. All skill levels are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Vivaldi and More (In Person AND Online)


Members of the American Classical Orchestra: Adam Cockerham, Baroque guitar; Edson Scheid and Jessica Park, violins; David Cerutti, viola; Myron Lutzke and David Bakamjian, cellos. Program Boccherini (1743-1805), Guitar Quintet in C, Opus 30 Vivaldi (1678-1741), Alla rustica and more
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Film | Sex and the Single Girl (1964) with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, and Lauren Bacall


Bob Weston is a tabloid magazine writer looking to score an interview with Helen Gurley Brown, a young and beautiful research psychologist who recently authored the best-selling women's advice guide "Sex and the Single Girl." Helen refuses the interview, so Bob impersonates one of her neighbors, Frank, in order to meet with her. Eventually, the two fall in love -- which forces Bob into a struggle to cover his trail of lies. Director: Richard Quine Cast: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer Tony Curtis was an American actor whose career spanned six decades, achieving the height of his popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films, in roles covering a wide range of genres. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Natalie Wood started acting at age four and was given a co-starring role at age 8 in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). As a teenager, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), followed by a role in John Ford's The Searchers (1956). Wood starred in the musical films West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962) and received nominations for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Her career continued with films such as Sex and the Single Girl (1964), Inside Daisy Clover (1965), and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). Henry Fonda was an American actor. He had a career that spanned five decades on Broadway and in Hollywood. He cultivated an everyman screen image in several films considered to be classics. Lauren Bacall was an American actress named the 20th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute. She received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to the Golden Age of motion pictures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | The Covenant (2023) Directed by Guy Ritchie, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal


During the war in Afghanistan, a local interpreter risks his own life to carry an injured sergeant across miles of gruelling terrain. Director: Guy Ritchie Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Sean Sagar Guy Ritchie is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. His work includes British gangster films, and the Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr. Jake Gyllenhaal began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001). Gyllenhaal played Jack Twist in Ang Lee's 2005 romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011). Further acclaim came with his roles in Denis Villeneuve's thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talk | Two Grey Hills: 7 Generations of Navajo Weaving


Learn more about the rich history of Navajo Weaving from master weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas. Two Grey Hills Tapestry Weaver Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas are Tabaaha (Water Edge Clan) and born to the To’aheedliinii (Two Waters Flow Together Clan). Lynda and Barbara were raised there along with their siblings at the Two Grey Hills Trading Post. Barbara and Lynda draw on their family and clan connections to offer insight into the world of Navajo rugs. This special event with two world renowned Diné artists teaches how their creative practice is preserving their cultural craft for future generations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concert | Brazilian Trio Plays Forró Music


Forró is a rich example from northeastern Brazil of how the blending of different styles can create a musical genre that is truly for all. Featuring accordion, zabumba and triangle accompanying rhythmic vocal harmonies, Trio Arrebol explores the intersection of Indigenous Brazilian, African, Portuguese and Caribbean cultures to present a style that makes you want to dance and relax in equal measure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | Inside the Wagnerverse: What Propaganda Films Say About Putin (in-person and online)


The Wagner Group’s June 2023 March on Moscow stunned observers around the world. Much has been written about Yevgeny Prigozhin’s biography, his relationship to Putin, and  Wagner’s role fighting in Syria, Africa and Ukraine. Prigozhin also built a media empire – including the Internet Research Agency that hacked the 2016 US presidential election. Less attention has been paid to the movies that Wagner has sponsored. The first two films were Hot Sunshine (Solntsepek) (2021) about the 2014 Donbas war, and Tourist (2021), filmed in the Central African Republic. The third film, Best in Hell, is different in tone. It is a powerful and original piece of war propaganda that conveys the visceral violence of modern warfare in a way that is reminiscent of Black Hawk Down (2001). One of the screenwriters, Aleksei Nagin, was killed fighting in Bakhmut weeks before the movie’s premiere in St Petersburg on 5 October 2022.  This talk will discuss what we can learn about the nature of the Putin regime from the Wagner movies; and use that to launch a broader discussion of movie representations of warfare in the 21st century. Speaker Peter Rutland is a Professor of Government and Russian Studies at Wesleyan University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | A Chinese-American Soundtrack: Listening to Cantonese Opera in the Roaring Twenties


Professor Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers University), expert in music theory and Chinese-American music, delivers this lecture. The lecture will include illustrations and recorded music, and will be followed by a Q & A.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better (online)


Sages from Cicero to Oprah have told us that forgiveness requires us to let go of negative emotions and that it has a unique power to heal our wounds. In her book, Myisha Cherry argues that these beliefs couldn’t be more wrong—and that the ways we think about and use forgiveness, personally and as a society, can often do more harm than good. She presents a new and healthier understanding of forgiveness—one that will give us a better chance to recover from wrongdoing and move toward “radical repair.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Genesis: Biblibal Exhibition


Genesis explores civilization’s evolution and development in the ancient and modern world. Genesis is a metaphor for origins stories. First recorded before 1100, the word “genesis” in Latin literally translates to “generation, creation.” Derived from the Greek Génesis, the Greek rendering of Hebrew bĕrēʾshith, it is the first word of the Bible and is traditionally translated as “in the beginning.”  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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5:00 pm
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Dance Lesson | Dance Class with Noted Ensemble


A fun interactive dance class featuring choreography from the Paul Taylor School. One of the most famous and dynamic modern dance ensembles of our time, the Paul Taylor School, will lead a fun interactive dance class featuring choreography from their world-renowned repertoire. Discover why this dynamic dance company continues to transform and inspire lives around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Classical Music | 20th Century Piano Works by a French Composer, member of Les Six


Raj Bhimani, piano, performs Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). Germaine Tailleferre was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six. She lived a long life and was prolific as a composer, but today, much of her later music remains less well known and infrequently performed in the U.S. The French music publisher Editions de la Musique Fabrique has started issuing many previously unpublished Tailleferre scores revealing previously hidden facets of her musical language. Pianist Raj Bhimani was selected by the Tailleferre Estate to serve as ambassador for these newly-available works. He's presented them in Paris with the family in attendance, has a recording in production, and is pleased now to be bringing them to Tailleferre's one-time home, New York City. This will be the first opportunity to hear these works in the U.S. Bhimani presents a piano recital of standard repertoire, followed by previously unpublished music by Germaine Tailleferre. About the Performer Pianist Raj Bhimani's concerts are "virtuosic, heartfelt and eloquent," writes New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman. Time Out NY noted him as being a "gifted and highly expressive pianist." Performing regularly across North America and Europe, he also makes frequent appearances in India, where the nationally distributed newspaper The Hindu wrote, "Raj Bhimani is a very sensitive piano player, with a predilection for lyrical melody accompanied with rhythmic gracefulness." Bhimani is a champion of new music and has developed a particular expertise in French piano literature. During his time studying in Paris he had the opportunity to meet composer Henri Dutilleux, who declared him "a great artist who plays with sensitivity and intelligence."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | 3 New  Photography Exhibitions


Celebrate the opening of fall exhibitions Muriel Hasbun: Tracing Terruño; Immersion: Gregory Halpern, Raymond Meeks, and Vasantha Yogananthan; Play the Part: Marlene Dietrich.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Charles Traub: Skid Row


Photographs by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media chair Charles Traub. The exhibition of large scale portraits—all taken in the late 1970’s—of denizens of the “Skid Row” neighborhoods of New York and Chicago poignantly capture the complex humanity of the subjects. This exhibition coincides with the recent publication of this body of work by Lazy Dog Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Diasporic Journeys: Interviews with Puerto Rican Writers in the United States


Edited by Carmen Haydée Rivera, this is a collection of interviews on contemporary diasporic Puerto Rican authors publishing throughout the Unites States and whose works have reached national and international reading audiences. The writers examine how history, traditions, geographic dispersal, cultural/national identity, and linguistic merging converge in their lived experience and how these concepts influence their writing. Published by CENTRO Press, this collection provides insight into the effects of Puerto Rican migration and displacement and their subsequent interpretation by the authors. Join the book’s editor, Carmen Haydée Rivera, and María Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández, Migdalia Cruz, José Luis Torres, Giannina Braschi, and Caridad “La Bruja” de la Luz for un cafecito as they explore the ways in which Puerto Rican writers seek to understand their migration and belonging to the diaspora. The writers also acknowledge earlier generations of Puerto Rican authors while they create distinct writing styles pertinent to a new age of Puerto Rican literary production in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Exploded Views: Short Films, Prints, and Puppets


A joint exhibition of short films, prints, and puppets by 25 students and alumni from BFA 3D Animation and Visual Effects (formerly BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) and BFA Animation, curated by James Bascara, faculty member and Angelica Vergel, director of operations for BFA Animation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Gabinete Fang: A Project About Memory, History, and Colonial Legacies in 20th and 21st Century Equatorial Guinea and Spain


Gabinete Fang, or the “Fang Cabinet,” is a project that seeks to explore how memories (historical and personal, national and institutional, archival and artistic, oral and corporeal) are drawn, appropriated, stored, and brought back out again as part of a prolonged (and often violent) history of the colonial legacies of Equatorial Guinea and Spain, and how the institutional placement of those records contain hidden or “tacit” stories that move across time and place, into the present. Coordinated by Jorge Blasco, the project is part of a year-long inquiry that began in Spring 2023 with an undergraduate seminar and extends through this academic year with an exhibition, website, roundtable, and various lectures. The project was undertaken with the cooperation of Barcelona’s Museu Etnològic i Cultures del Món (Museum of Ethnology and World Cultures.) This museum is home to a unique collection of archival documents, including catalog cards that feature tattoos of the Fang people from Equatorial Guinea. These catalog cards were created by José Barberá Farrás, who based them on the original drawings made by the Catalan primatologist Jordi Sabater i Pi during the 1950s, during Francisco Franco's dictatorship. The questions raised by these documents are further extended by their historical journey through the museum’s archive and later through their exhibition and (re)publication.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum: Vessels of Knowledge: Reimagining Amphorae


The first US exhibition of new work by Israeli Swedish designers and artists Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum. Dover & Cederbaum question the traditional boundaries between design, crafts and production, address the cultural origins of materials and techniques, and create objects that tell the story of their making. They consider their work as part of a chronology of craft knowledge, looking to create a synergy between traditional craft and contemporary possibilities of digital fabrication, open sourcing, and collaboration. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | TTK: See What I’m Seeing


A play on TTK’s widely popular “See What I’m Sayin’” art book series, the “See What I’m Seeing” exhibit  gives a surreal visual tour of how he perceives the world through paintings, photographs, and animation. TTK does more than create compelling, layered pieces; He gives insight into his previous works, adding a deeper understanding of his personal connections to these references. They are what informed him throughout his childhood and artistic career. In a collection of pieces featuring influential people in his life, TTK brings us into his world, where there is art in everyday interaction. Through photo shoots, conversation, and more, TTK grew to see himself in his subjects, and these works are a reflection of that synergy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mike | Open Mic Night


Hosted by Jonathon Timpanelli. Enjoy a night of singing, comedy, poetry and art.
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Lecture | Who's Educating Whom? Unpacking Fashion Consumer and Supplier Dynamics


Mercado Global and the Young Professionals of the Americas join forces for an evening that weaves sustainability into business strategy and product design, with an industry panel discussion, climate- and socially-conscious fashion and design, and sustainably sourced snacks.  The recent COVID shock has highlighted the fragility of unsustainable supply chains globally, accelerating a pivotal transformation within the fashion industry as consumers and investors alike demand more from companies on the environmental and social front. Consumers have a plethora of fashion brands to choose from these days which translates to increased buying power and begs the question: What sets brands apart? This panel brings together sustainability experts and industry leaders for an honest assessment of shifting consumer and supplier dynamics as brands are forced to adapt to the ever-changing and highly demanding ESG landscape. 
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Lecture | Writing Other Earth Beings into Ethics in the Age of Climate Catastrophe


The violence already systematically inflicted on other earth beings (animals and the environment), and intensifying today intensified through ecological collapse and climate change, is ‘in plain sight’. Yet entrenched epistemic and institutional barriers impede its being registered in ways proportionate to its gravity. While in recent years, philosophers and social theorists have done a good job at explaining why, to use two familiar example, glass walls to abattoirs don’t stop people eating meat, and data on climate change does not catalyse mass mobilization, we have been less adept at delivering our analysis in ways that both illuminate and transform the many sites of dangerous inertia.  Through the experience of living through the Black Summer wildfires, Danielle Celermajer decided to philosophize the impact of climate catastrophe on animals and the environment through the genre of creative non-fiction. The result was Summertime; Reflections on a Vanishing Future, a book that grounds arguments about what ethics and responsibility to other earth beings means in the era of climate catastrophe in the immediate experiences of the members of the multispecies community with whom she lives. In this conversation, Celermajer and Professor Alice Crary will take Summertime as their starting point to reflect on questions of ethics, language, and the responsibility of theorists in the midst of ecological collapse.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: Recognizing the Stranger


Author Isabella Hammad will deliver a talk on narrative form and its relationship to discourse around Palestine and Palestinian history through the lens of Anagnorisis, or Recognition, a narrative turning point based on a moment of sudden awakening or understanding. This year’s Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture commemorates the 20th anniversary of Said’s death. Isabella Hammad is the author of The Parisian and Enter Ghost. She won the 2018 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, an O. Henry Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Palestine Book Award and a Betty Trask Award, and she was recognized as a National Book Foundation’s "5 under 35."
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussion | All the Beauty in the World by Bianca Bosker


Author Patrick Bringley talks with Bianca Bosker about his book All the Beauty in the World, a revelatory portrait of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its treasures by a former New Yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard. Millions of people climb the grand marble staircase to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art every year. But only a select few have unrestricted access to every nook and cranny. They’re the guards who roam unobtrusively in dark blue suits, keeping a watchful eye on the two million square foot treasure house. Caught up in his glamorous fledgling career at The New Yorker, Patrick Bringley never thought he’d be one of them. Then his older brother was diagnosed with fatal cancer and he found himself needing to escape the mundane clamor of daily life. So he quit The New Yorker and sought solace in the most beautiful place he knew. At this event, Bringley will speak with Bianca Bosker about the surprising, inspiring portrait of a great museum that's resulted from the years he spent there, the Met's hidden treasures, and the people who make it tick
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Film | Black Gold (2022): Profiting as the World Burned


This documentary reveals the story of the boss atop a trillion-dollar industry who discovered a shocking truth 40 years ago, hid the evidence by creating a black ops conspiracy, and would keep the money flowing as the world burned.
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Book Discussion | Gender Without Identity: A New Argument


Psychoanalysts Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini challenge the argument widely embraced by rights activists and many members of the LGBTQ+ community that gender identity is innate and immutable. Saketopoulou and Pellegrini chart another path towards the flourishing of queer and trans life. Positing that the idea of an innate core gender identity is simplistic, problematic, and, even, potentially harmful to LGBTQ+ people, they instead argue that gender is something all subjects acquire.
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Book Club | Marvelous Manhattan: Stories of the Restaurants, Bars, and Shops that Make this City Special by Reggie Nadelson


In this diverse and richly informative collection, author (and lifelong New Yorker) Reggie Nadelson introduces readers to 40 New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. Entries span the length of Manhattan, from the beloved appetizing shop Russ & Daughters and dim sum parlor Jing Fong downtown to the Three Lives bookstore and Julius' bar in the West Village, German food shop Schaller & Weber on the Upper East Side to the Minton's Playhouse jazz club in Harlem. The essays weave together Reggie's own experiences of these beloved shops-from her childhood in the West Village to her present-day Soho haunts-and the histories of these storied institutions and their owners. The book is at once dripping in nostalgia and celebratory of the modern-day incarnations of these locations, many of them family-run, that continue to mean so much to the residents of this city. Please note: Reading the book prior to the program is strongly encouraged to facilitate conversation, but all are welcome! Additionally, this is NOT an author appearance - it is a conversation about the book.
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Book Discussion | Total Body Beautiful: Secrets to Looking and Feeling Your Best After Age 35


A woman's mind and body change as she goes through life, and so should her outlook on what it means to be healthy and fit. If you're a woman over age 35, you need fitness and wellness advice that's uniquely tailored to your needs so you can look and feel your best. With authors Nicole Stuart, Desi Bartlett and Andrea Orbeck.
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Discussion | Heat, Smoke and Climate Justice


A conversation for journalists, scientists and everyone else, featuring Jeff Goodell, author of the bestseller The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet, and Joseph Wilkens, PhD, an atmospheric scientist at Howard University who studies the health effects of wildfire smoke.
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Jazz | Jazz at the Gallery


Performances by Jason Moran and Slauson Malone 1 on the occasion of the exhibition Sam Gilliam: The Last Five Years. One of the boldest innovators of postwar American painting, Sam Gilliam often referred to the influence, impact, and ethos of jazz and musical improvisation on his work. To honor the artist's legacy, Pace Live will present a two-part concert with musicians Jason Moran and Slauson Malone 1 (Jasper Marsalis), who in turn have been influenced by Gilliam. A pianist, composer, and artist, Moran is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. He studied with pianists Jaki Byard, Andrew Hill, and Muhal Richard Abrams, beginning his solo recording career in 1998. Moran has released 18 solo recordings with Blue Note Records and his own label Yes Records. In 2022, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he was awarded the 2023 German Jazz Prize for Pianist of the Year. Slauson Malone 1 is a performance work created by Marsalis, an artist and musician who explores the intersections of popular music and avant-garde performance. His past releases include A Quiet Farwell, 2016-2018 (Crater Speak), and he is joined by cellist Nicky Wetherell.
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Discussion | Moda Menu: The Longtime Affair of Food and Fashion


Sundresses displaying vegetables and pasta, skirts in the shape of cakes, bras with sunny-side-up eggs for cups. Food and fashion have always boasted a long love affair, but aside from candy colors and yummy delicatessen, how did this relationship develope? It's about time to take a deeper look into the matter and analyze the real - and sometimes dark - liaison between these two worlds. Melissa Marra-Alvarez and Elizabeth Way, curators of Food & Fashion - the exhibition currently on view at the Museum at FIT - will lay out the table, while Grazia d'Annunzio will pour the vine.
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Dancing | Silent Disco


This dance party is free and open to all ages, but RSVPs are required! Registration opens on July 27 on Eventbrite. Please bring an ID to check out a headset.
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Sweet Water Dance & Yoga hosts a multi-level sunset yoga practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Discussion | The Theatrical Imagination of the Operatic Revolutionary Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)


In this musical conversation, Julia Doe talks with Robert Mealy, Director of Julliard415, and the students from Juilliard Historical Performance, about the orchestral imagination of the operatic revolutionary composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. Their conversation will be illustrated by musical excerpts played by Ryan Cheng, (Baroque Violin), Andrew Koutroubas (Baroque Cello), and Dani Zanuttini-Frank (Theorbo), that convey Rameaus's unique musical imagination.
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Reading | Bomb Magazine Launch Celebration


A reading and conversation by contributors Mona Awad and Janika Oza to the fall issue of Bomb Magazine hosted by Senior Editor Benjamin Samuel, followed by a reception. 
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Book Discussion | Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others


From beloved writer and cook Amy Thielen comes a year of inventive recipes and twenty menus for the “let’s do it at my house” set—and those who aspire to it. With a feast of gorgeous photography and plenty of down-in-the-pan cooking nerdery, Company encourages a return to the habit, and the joy, of cooking for family and friends. She will be joined in conversation by Eric Kim, author of Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home and a New York Times staff writer.
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Movie in a Park | Creed III (2023): Boxing Sequel with Michael B. Jordan


Adonis has been thriving in both his career and family life, but when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces, the face-off is more than just a fight. Director: Michael B. Jordan Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors 116 min.
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Film | Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story: Ukrainian Punk Band


A screening, musical performance, and discussion with the team behind the new documentary on the legendary punk band Gogol Bordello. An intimate, career-spanning portrait of Ukrainian immigrant and frontman Eugene Hütz, Scream of My Blood chronicles Hütz’s childhood journey to the U.S., his rise to fame with Gogol Bordello, and his defiant return to Ukraine after the Russian invasion. Eugene Hütz is a Ukrainian-born artist and songwriter and as frontman of Gogol Bordello has enlivened international stages alongside bands such as the Dropkick Murphys, opening for Madonna, and dueting with Regina Spektor. Hütz has also appeared in several arthouse films such as Liev Schreiber’s Everything Is Illuminated and Filth and Wisdom by Madonna. Hütz will be joined by directors Nate Pommer and Eric Weinrib, and producer Beverly Chase, who have garnered numerous awards including the Peabody, the duPont, and a Tony Award.
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Opera | Song of the Nightingale: An Outdoor Opera Based on a Hans Christian Anderson Story


The world premiere of a site-specific opera that tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world’s most beautiful objects. This opera is adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s "The Nightingale."
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Film | The Wind (1982): Vivid Social Satire


Vivid social satire with overtones of Romeo and Juliet, The Wind tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. A mix of politics, romance and social commentary, the film casts a critical eye on both the ancient and modern values. Director: Souleymane Cissé Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita 100 min.
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Classical Music | Choral Works by American Composers (in-person and online)


This event will feature choral works by American composers William Billings, Charles Ives, Margaret Bonds, Valerie Capers, Leonard Bernstein, and Gregg Smith, curated by Brooklyn College faculty Dr. Malcolm J. Merriweather, and selections from Cecil Taylor's musical adaptation of Adrienne Kennedy's play A Rat's Mass, in a project conceived by Ph.D. candidate Michelle Yom.
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Book Discussion | Poetics of the Archive: An Evening with Nikky Finney and Robin Coste Lewis


National Book Award Winners Nikky Finney (Head Off & Split, 2011 Poetry Winner) and Robin Coste Lewis (Voyage of the Sable Venus, 2015 Poetry Winner) excavate and reimagine family and historical archives as poetry in their recent books Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry and To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness. The authors join National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming, 2014 Young People’s Literature Winner) in conversation on the careful work of communal archives and the power of Black stories amidst continued book banning.
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Reading | Sapphic Storytelling: Queer eQuinox


The Rumpus presents Sapphic Storytelling: Queer eQuinox. Featuring authors Hannah Beresford, Jaquira Díaz, CJ Hauser, Lars Horn, and T Kira Madden, and Kelley Van Dilla. Moderated by Rumpus Editor, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn. Founded in 2009, The Rumpus is one of the longest running independent online literary and culture magazines. The mostly volunteer-run magazine strives to be a platform for risk-taking voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. We lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers you already know and love.
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Classical Music | Solitaire: Little-Known Works for Violin and Piano (online)


A concert evening with Austrian violinist Johannes Fleischmann and German conductor and pianist Christoph Ulrich Meier. Solitaire as a term is ambiguous and denotes a single set gemstone as well as a single piece in general. This program consists of little-known individual works for violin and piano, all of them musical gems by famous composers who influenced each other, whether as friends, patrons or even antipodes. Solitaire in French also means "lonely, alone" and thus coincides with violinist Joseph Joachim's motto "free but lonely". Famous violinists as a source of inspiration for the corresponding com- posers are a common thread running through the entire program.
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Concert | Colombian Percussionist Who's Worked with Tito Puente, Chick Corea, and Shakira


Colombian-born Samuel Torres is a percussionist, composer, and arranger. Following in the footsteps of his uncle Edy Martínez, a legend of the 1970s NYC salsa scene, Torres' versatile resume as a performer, producer, and musical creator crosses between the worlds of of jazz, Latin pop, and contemporary classical with a resumé boasting recordings with Lila Downs, Paquito D’Rivera, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Angélique Kidjo, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Rubén Blades, the Boston Pops, Bogotá Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Torres' latest triumph is a forthcoming album featuring an A-list Latin jazz sextet and the critically acclaimed, all-female string ensemble, Bergamot Quartet. This unique collaboration will debut their new works in an intimate concert.
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Classical Music | Multiple Grammy-Winning Conductor, Leonard Slatkin; Orchestral Works by Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and More


MSM Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Program Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Three Black Kings Mason Bates (b. 1977), The B-Sides Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), Symphony No. 2, Op. 132 ("Mysterious Mountain") Gershwin (1898-1937), An American in Paris About the Conductor Leonard Slatkin's conducting debut was in 1966 when he became artistic director and conductor of the award-winning New York Youth Symphony. In 2000, Slatkin became the chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, and more. In 1984, Slatkin won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Orchestral Recording with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and in 1996, his recording with the National Symphony Orchestra won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. Then, in 2005, he received Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance. And again, in 2007, his recording with the Nashville Symphony won Grammy Awards in the Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance categories.
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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