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This Week New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, October 20, 2019!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, October 20, 2019!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (October 20, 2019) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

This Week: Sun, 10/20/2019 - Sat, 10/26/2019
302 Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted.

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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Tours, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | Open House New York -- an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city


Every October, Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 20
10:00 am

Free
Festivals, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Open House New York -- an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city

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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Tour | Architecture Tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage


The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is an Open House New York participant this year, offering free architecture tours highlighting the campus’s notable features such as the Core Building designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Kevin Roche, and lauded environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones. The tour will offer a unique architectural encounter with the Museum, engaging visitors to explore how concepts of public memory, Jewish architecture, and the history of the Holocaust converge in a single space. Start times: 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1:30 PM.
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Sun, Oct 20
11:00 am

Free
Tours, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Architecture Tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am

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Tours, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Park Walk | Narrows-to-Coney Island Walk


Walk along Narrows through various parks to Coney Island taking in beautiful views of the bay area along the Narrows. Rain cancels. Walk from subway station to pathway along the Narrows to Surf and Stillwell Ave and end by Nathan’s in Coney Island. Subway station at end of walk is across the street from Nathan’s. Bring lunch and water or purchase lunch at Caesar’s Bay Bazaar. Distance: 6-7 miles. Time: 4-5 hours. Rain cancels. Please call to confirm that walk is on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Narrows-to-Coney Island Walk

Reading | Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza: A Marathon Reading


With her groundbreaking work, first published in 1987, Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004) established the Mexican-American border as a metaphor for different types of transgressions—racial, sexual, social, and cultural. The work was radical not only because it was one of the first popular writings by a Chicana Feminist who also publicly claimed her lesbianism, but it was also new in form and language, switching between essay and poetry, English, Mexican, Spanish, and Indigenous dialects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm

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Readings, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza: A Marathon Reading
Sun, Oct 20
12:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A unique "magic" show!

Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Sundays, May 26-October 27, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm

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Workshops, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Community Rowing

Dance Lesson | Dance Sunday Community Classes


Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Sunday Community Classes are open and free of charge.  Sundays, September 29-December 8, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 20
12:30 pm

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Dance Lessons, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Dance Sunday Community Classes
Sun, Oct 20
1:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Oct 20
1:00 pm

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Dance Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, High-Energy Step and Tap

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we're in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let's build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks
Sun, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A Comedy About Love
Sun, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A Play About Patriotism and More

Performance | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10-minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? Presented by Untitled Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Performance for One: Slippery Memory

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Los Dioses de los Pochos


Anna Ortiz will discuss the motivations and inspirations behind her solo show Los Dioses de los Pochos, particularly with regard to her Mexican heritage. Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Artist Talk: Los Dioses de los Pochos
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Drama by Broadway Director
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Dance Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, High-Energy Step and Tap
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Mystery Thriller
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Schubert's Famous Lieder
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Theaters, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Short Comedies

Performance | Storytelling: A Jury of Her Peers/Sometimes I Sing


Storyteller: Milbre Burch Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older
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3:00 pm

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Sun, Oct 20
3:15 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Oct 20
4:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Organist Michael C. Bower has toured with the Choir of Men and Boys to sing at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, St. Thomas Church, The White House, and the Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa. 
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4:45 pm

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Classical Music | Organ Recital: Performance By Renowned British Organist


Organist David Briggs is regarded as one of the world's finest improvisors, and now works as a concert organist. Briggs is a composer of choral and organ music, and has also transcribed many orchestral works into versions for solo organ, as well as many of Pierre Cochereau's recorded improvisations. In 1983 he received the Countess of Munster Award to study Interpretation and Improvisation with Jean Langlais in Paris, with whom he furthered in his interest in the art of improvisation by his transcriptions of the recordings of the late Pierre Cochereau. Transcribing the remarkable improvisations from Cochereau's cassette recordings took eleven years. Briggs' subsequent performances and recordings of them earned him his initial acclaim. He was also the first British organist to win the Tournemire prize for improvisation at the St Albans International Organ Festival.
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Sun, Oct 20
4:45 pm

Free
Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Organ Recital: Performance By Renowned British Organist
Sun, Oct 20
5:00 pm

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Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, French Music

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and more


Phillip Dyson, piano. Program Brahms Rhapsody, op. 79 no. 2 Beethoven Appassionata Sonata, op. 57 Debussy Clair de Lune Jerome Kern/Mayerl Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Cole Porter/Mayerl Anything Goes Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2 Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite Selection Erik Satie Je te veux Irving Berlin/Mayerl Cheek to Cheek Scott Joplin Pine Apple Rag George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue About the Musician Pianist Phillip Dyson has been described as "brilliant", with a "wonderfully dry, very British sense of humour (Gramophone). He has performed with many of the UK's finest symphony orchestras, including: the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall among others.
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Sun, Oct 20
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and more

Reading | 2 West Virginia Writers Read


A reading and reception celebrating the winners of this year's Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Contest. Jonathan Bolt, the winning poet, and Lydia A. Cyrus, the winning fiction writer, both from West Virginia, where the contest was held, will read their worki. Introductions by poetry judge Patricia Spears Jones, and fiction judge Bryn Chancellor.
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Opening Reception | Partial Eclipse: Collage, Chance, and Humor


Partial Eclipse is the product of a yearlong dialogue between Anton Ginzburg and Dasha Shishkin. Informed by Exquisite Corpse - the surrealist game merging disparate ideas and images to form unexpected wholes - the artist employ collage, chance, and humor to reveal unanticipated relationships between their artworks. Though using seemingly different formal vocabularies, the artists share many themes and interests, with an eye on traditions of Russian Futurists and avant-guard artists, writers, and musicians, including collectives of the 1920s and 1930s, such as the multidisciplinary OPOYAZ and OBERIU.
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Opening Receptions, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Partial Eclipse: Collage, Chance, and Humor

Workshop | Gotham Writers Workshop: Fiction Writing


A free introductory Fiction Writing class. Iinstructor Seth Fried, author of The Municipalists, will teach. Gotham provides notebooks and pens, so just bring your creativity! Class is free, but space is limited.
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Author Reading | Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou


A recently published book on queer re-genderings in Santería, Candomblé and Vodou. Author Roberto Strongman is Associate Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Jazz Band: Baritone, Guitar and Bass


Jazz baritone E.J. Decker performs from jazz through folk to '50s R&B and blues. From 2005 to 2014, E.J. brought together a revolving cast of more than 160 of NY's top jazz artists in the annual The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11. Guitarist and singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide.) Chris has performed with Norah Jones and John Hammond, as well as jazz legends Annie Ross and drummer Al Foster (Miles Davis). Jazz bassist Hilliard Greene performs widely in recitals, nightclubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), recording studios, radio and television throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, the West Indies and South America. Hilliard performed and recorded with Jimmy Scott for 20+ years and was his Musical Director from 1995 to 2013.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 20
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Jazz Band: Baritone, Guitar and Bass
Sun, Oct 20
10:30 pm

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Concerts, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Piano Jazz

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
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Mon, Oct 21
9:45 am

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Workshops, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Morning Meditation

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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Film | The Hustle (2019): Comedy Crime With Anne Hathaway


Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them. 93 min. Director: Chris Addison. Starring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp.  The Hustle grossed $35.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $59.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $95.0 million
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Films, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, The Hustle (2019): Comedy Crime With Anne Hathaway

Film | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Seventh Of The Series


As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. 146 min. Director: David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 received two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Seventh Of The Series

Talk | Reporting Asia: Japan


About the speakers: Bill Emmott is a writer and consultant best known for his 13 years as editor in chief of The Economist in 1993-2006, a publication he first joined in 1980 and served in Brussels, Tokyo and London. During his time as editor the publication’s weekly circulation more than doubled from 500,000 to over 1 million, enjoying worldwide growth to become the leading current affairs and business magazine worldwide. Tomoko Kubota joined Tokyo Broadcasting (TBS) in 2000 where she became an announcer and worked on various programs. From 2013, she held appointments across the news bureau and served as a correspondent with the New York Bureau, as well as a political reporter at TBS. In 2017 she became a freelancer and in 2019 she obtained an MA in oral history from Columbia University. She is currently in a doctoral program at the University of Tokyo where she further pursues her research on oral history.
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Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Mon, Oct 21
1:00 pm

Free
Tours, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Stereotypes as Grounds for Discrimination: Women and the LGBT Community in Courts and Penitentiaries


According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gender stereotyping is one of the root causes for discrimination, abuse, and violence, leading to violations of a wide array of human rights. States not only have an obligation to eliminate discrimination, but also to refrain from stereotyping per se. In this talk, Maria Abrahamyan will discuss how states fail those obligations, leading to de facto "legalization" of harmful stereotypes.
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Lectures, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Stereotypes as Grounds for Discrimination: Women and the LGBT Community in Courts and Penitentiaries

Lecture | Sister Doctors: Elizabeth & Emily Blackwell


A lecture by Janice Nimura.
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Film | American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise 


In 2018, more than 22,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, amid a rising tide of anti-immigrant rhetoric and hostility. How have those who have fled war and famine, as well as others who have been forcibly displaced from their homes, fared in their new communities under such conditions? The documentary shines a light on the local, human interactions that take place when refugees from Syria, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo attempt to create new lives for themselves America. Panelists: Tracy Reigns, Regional Director, International Rescue Committee Amir Husak, Assistant Professor of Media Studies Darcy Neill, Peace Corps Community for Refugees and former Peace Corps Country Director, Morocco and Jordan  
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Author Reading | New York City Anonymous: Photographs/2008-2018


Photographer Craig Bagno will present and sign his new book. Bagno offers an alternative perspective on New York City, one that focuses on solitude and quiet, fleeting moments often missed. In his signature style, he assumes the perspective of a passerby, a shadowy apparition-- positioned between, beside, behind--often depicting others as they turn away, hurry past, and wander off.
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Mon, Oct 21
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, New York City Anonymous: Photographs/2008-2018

Author Reading | Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation


Author Perry Halkitis explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men –the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations – arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of gay men.
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Book Discussion | Winter in the Blood: A Classic of the Native American Renaissance


A classic of the Native American renaissance, this novel by James Welch features a young man living on a Montana reservation who seeks some way to connect to his lost heritage. Facilitated by author and instructor Jan Clausen, these discussions will engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and living things around them.  Free with  
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Lecture | Objectivity and the Humanities: Prospects for a New Realism


Over the last decades, the humanities have come under pressure from the scientific worldview. To many, it seems as if the humanities provide us at best with less-than-objective knowledge claims. Arguably, there are at least two overall reasons for this. On the one hand, the scientific worldview tends to associate objectivity with the kind of knowledge-acquisition, explanation, and justification characteristic of the natural sciences. On the other hand, the humanities themselves have contributed to the impression that they might be less relevant than the natural sciences to epistemic progress due to internal problems having to do with the very concept(s) of knowledge, reality and objectivity. Speaker Markus Gabriel holds the chair in epistemology, modern and contemporary philosophy at the University of Bonn.
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Discussion | Preserving Popular Music Recordings in Contemporary Southeast Asia


A talking and listening session by Nate Hun (Cambodian Vintage Music Archive) and David Novak (University of California Santa Barbara) focused on rare vinyl, cassettes, and digital files from Southeast Asia.  Nate Hun is a Cambodian music/film enthusiast and collector. He worked with director John Pirozzi as an associate producer on the acclaimed documentary film Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll (2014), and co-founded the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive, which aims to locate collectors to preserve digital copies of Cambodian popular music recordings. David Novak is an associate professor and director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2013) and co-editor of Keywords in Sound (2015). His current book project, Diggers: A Media Archaeology of Global Popular Music, theorizes musical globalization through networks of record and cassette collectors, labels, archives, and digital preservation projects.
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Discussion | Screening And Discussion: Harold Prince: The Director’s Life


Lonny Price and David Thompson discuss and screen their documentary film Harold Prince: The Director’s Life, which premiered on PBS Great Performances in November 2018. In addition to archival clips, this fascinating performance-documentary includes interviews with many of Prince’s renowned collaborators, including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mandy Patinkin, John Kander, Susan Stroman, Angela Lansbury and others, all sharing their firsthand insights into his pioneering achievements in the theater.
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Author Reading | David Ben-Gurion: A Biography of the Founder of Israel


As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he thereupon took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israel's independence, and navigated his country through wars, controversies and remarkable achievements. And yet Ben-Gurion remains an enigma--he could be driven and imperious, or quizzical and confounding. In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian Tom Segev uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man.
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Mon, Oct 21
6:30 pm

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Talk | Judy Chicago: New Views: The Artist Discusses a New Book


World-renowned artist Judy Chicago will be joined in conversation by writer Sarah Thornton around the release of Judy Chicago: New Views, the first major monograph on the artist in nearly 20 years. For almost six decades, Chicago has been a steadfast champion for overcoming the erasure of women's achievements through her work. New Views provides fresh look at Chicago's entire career and accompanies the debut of her latest body of work in an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. titled, Judy Chicago--The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction.
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Author Reading | Rose Désert: A Journey from Morocco to Senegal


Author Violaine Huisman, depressed and approaching thirty, decides to cross the desert from Morocco to Sénégal. Throughout this unlikely and perilous journey, she reflects on loss and control. She mentally revisits her love affairs and explores her romantic and sexual awakening with a rarely equaled sincerity.
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Film | True Conviction (2018): Three Exonerated Former Prisoners 


The film is about three exonerated former prisoners create a Dallas agency that helps to free wrongfully convicted inmates. Directed by Jamie Meltzer Q/A with Christopher Scott, featured in the film. A reception will follow the screening.
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Discussion | On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State


Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, in conversation with Researcher-in- Residence Mariame Kaba, will discuss histories of resistance to prisons and policing. Thuma will consider how grassroots women activists in and outside of prisons forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration in the 1970s, while Balto will discuss Black Communists’ rejections of police enforcement of Depression-era austerity politics, and the Black Power-era fight for community control of the police, among other related issues. Together these scholars and activists will share how these histories offer roadmaps and lessons for contemporary struggles.
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Read


Featuring Gregory Pardlo and Rachel Eliza Griffiths.
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Film | Human with a Stool (2019): Ukrainian Adventure Documentary


A film about the last trip of traveler and director Leonid Kanter. Kanter journeys with a group of twenty people from four countries whose goal is to carry a wooden stool from an ordinary Kyiv kitchen to Cape Horn and place it on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, while documenting their unpredictable adventures along the way. Leonid records everything surrounding him, turning his life into a film in which he is both protagonist and director. On their return home, the travelers are caught up in the outbreak of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.
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Author Reading | Infused: Adventures in Tea


Henrietta Lovell is best known as "The Rare Tea Lady." She is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs Lovell has met along the way - and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes, and glorious photography, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.
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Author Reading | Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South


Since its original publication in 1994, this book has become a classic text of white antiracism. Now, this seminal book returns as a rousing testament of what can and must be done against America’s increasingly apocalyptic white supremacist movement. Mab Segrest will read from her book and discuss her decades of experience as a white lesbian organizing against far-right movements in the South.
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Author Reading | The Professor of Immortality: A Fulfulling Life's Bad Times


Professor Maxine Sayers once found her personal and professional life so fulfilling that she founded the Institute of Future Studies, a program dedicated to studying the effects of technology on our culture and finding ways to prolong human life. But when her beloved husband dies, she is so devastated she can barely get out of bed. To make matters worse, her son, Zach, has abruptly quit his job in Silicon Valley and been out of contact for seven months. With author Eileen Pollack .
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Author Reading | Nelson DeMille discusses his new novel The Deserter


Bestselling author Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille will be discussing and signing their new book, a blistering new thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his troubling new partner, and their hunt for the Army's most notorious---and dangerous---deserter. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Film | Representation and the Femme Body Part 2: Screening of feminist classic Working Girls


BFA Photography and Video presents the second in its two-part series exploring labor, equity, representation and the femme body, co-organized by artist, producer and program alumnus Zackary Drucker and chair Joseph Maida. This screening of Lizzie Borden's feminist classic Working Girls will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker moderated by Drucker. A reception will follow.
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Mon, Oct 21
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Films, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Representation and the Femme Body Part 2: Screening of  feminist classic Working Girls

Concert | Fun and Fabulous Music


D'Ambrose Boyd has shared the stage with such luminaries as Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney, Brenda Braxton, Ken Page, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Frank Langella. He has been on the boards of many Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional and European theaters. Some favorite performances include: Ain't Misbehavin', Wizard of Oz, Five Guys Named Moe, A Christmas Carol, Babes in Toyland and Wall to Wall Broadway: A Century of Musical Theater. He can be heard on many cast recordings and voice-overs for Nickelodeon. Followed by the open mic. No cover and no minimum.
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Workshop | Total Body Conditioning Fitness Class


With Ashley McKelvey. Increase overall muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance in this 45 minute truly high intensity interval training class. Optimize workout time using bodyweight movements to build power and stamina. All fitness levels are welcome, for ages 18 and over. Tuesdays, September 3-October 29, 2019
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday
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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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Tour | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
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Lesson | Introduction To Conversational Sign Language


Sessions are structured for hearing adults. Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all sessions. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
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Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
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Film | Oscar (2018): One of Russia's Most Famous Artists


This crowdfunded, award-winning project is the story of one of the most famous Russian artists, Oscar Rabin (1928-2018), who challenged the Soviet communist system and won. In 1974, he organized an open-air art exhibition, which the KGB smashed with bulldozers. This was the most effective act of civil disobedience in the USSR after Stalin’s death in 1953. The story spans three decades of Soviet history and documents Rubin's successful attempts to confront the regime with paints and brushes. Introduced by the directors Eugene Tsymbal and Aleksandr Smoljanski and followed with a discussion moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Daria Ezerova, with Olena Martynyuk. 90 minutes
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Film | Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John


A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 121 min. Director: Dexter Fletcher. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rocketman has grossed $192 million worldwide against its $40 million budget.
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Tue, Oct 22
12:00 pm

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Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; David Hofstra on bass; and Ernie Lumer on clarinet.
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Workshop | Fall Into Fitness


Celebrate the change of seasons with park staff for power walking, taking in the fall foliage and brisk air.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Author Reading | Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh After Rana Plaza


April 24, 2013 will be known as the day of the deadliest garment factory accident in history. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Western companies invested in two organizations designed to strictly monitor and inspect a portion of Bangladesh's registered factories. This move by Western brands has been touted as unprecedented and innovative, and while these organizations have made some important progress, Sanchita Banerjee Saxena's book critiques the strategies employed over the last five years, as well as proposes solutions to further improve the sector.
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Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Film | The Maltese Falcon (1941): Three Time Oscar Nominated Detective With Humphrey Bogart


A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. 100 min. Director: John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George. The Maltese Falcon was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Maltese Falcon was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1989.
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Lesson | Researching Census Records


Census records are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of the U.S. federal census, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
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Discussion | Propaganda Politics and LGBTIQ in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict


In 2013, the Russian State Duma passed a law banning the "propaganda" of "nontraditional" sexual relations to minors. This created an atmosphere of impunity, with spikes in homophobic crimes and "huntings" of LGBTIQ people all over Russia. The following year, revolution broke out in Ukraine and Russian television networks presented it as a fascist, Western-sponsored, gay conspiracy. Throughout the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Russia's strategy has continued to include anti-LGBTIQ messaging both at home and in Ukraine. How has Russian propaganda during the conflict influenced queer politics? Is there any chance that, with Ukraine's new government and the recent protests in Russia, LGBTIQ issues will gain traction? This is a panel discussion with Yelena Goltsman, founder/co-president, RUSA LGBT, and Bogdan Globa, founder/president, QUA - LGBTQ Ukrainians in America. Moderated by Masha Udensiva-Brenner.
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Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Tuesdays, June 25-October 29, 2019
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Book Signing | A Booklover’s Guide to New York: The Fascinating Literary History of the Neighborhoods 


A book signing with New York–based author Cleo Le-Tan. Le-Tan chronicles the fascinating literary history of New York’s many neighborhoods and boroughs, from underground bookstores to infamous writers’ haunts. Intimate interviews with literary figures of local and international note provide thoughtful perspectives on the city’s enduring relationship with the printed word. The volume is also interspersed with artwork by Le-Tan’s late father, the celebrated illustrator and designer Pierre Le-Tan.
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Book Discussion | An Inquiry into Choteo: Questions of Translation and Feminism


The celebratory launch of Jacqueline Loss’s original translation of Jorge Mañach’s essay. The event will feature a lively discussion between Professor Loss, and Ana Dopico and Alexandra T. Vazquez, around questions of translation and feminism, humor and performativity, the anticolonialisms waged in the everyday, and the pressure studies of race and gender offers to Mañach’s provocative work. 
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Opening Reception | Masquerade: Assuming an Alternative Persona


Gallery rtists capture how masks, costumes and make-up turn fantasy into reality , ullsuting our wildest dreams and craziest fears.
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Opening Reception | Sergei Volokhov: Theory of Reflection


This exhibition features selected drawings from the 1980s by prominent Russian artist Sergei Volokhov. These imaginative drawings on specially prepared paper are contemplations by the artist on Russian history and his personal memories. Sergei Volokhov was born 1937 in Moscow and currently lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from the Graphic Arts department of the Pedagogical Institute in Moscow. In 1969, Volokhov had his first solo exhibition at Café Blue Bird in Moscow, where a number of Russian nonconformist artists, including Komar and Melamid, Ilya Kabakov, Oleg Vassiliev, Erik Bulatov, and Pyotr Belenok also had their first semi-official shows.
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Author Reading | Tales from the Roads Less Traveled: Travel Photographs


Photographer Pie Aerts will present and sign his new book. From the deep jungles of West Papua to the high plains of Bolivia, from the tiniest Himalayan mountain villages to the beating heart of the Okavango Delta, Aerts ventures well off the beaten track to capture real people and everyday experiences in extraordinary habitats around the globe.The avid Instagrammer now presents his best travel photographs.
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Author Reading | Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History


Contributors will present their essays from the book which charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives.The contributors, which include academics and artists, offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences.
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Discussion | How To Improve Your Business Online


Did you know that using lead magnets in your funnel is the fastest way for you to quickly grow a highly targeted, engaged email list of leads who are looking to buy what you're selling? Using lead magnets is the fastest way to fill your business with high-quality leads that can potentially turn into loyal customers. In this program, Jimmy Newson will teach you the strategies that can help you effectively create multiple doorways into your business. Digital marketing expert Jimmy Newson is a consultant and also serves as Director of Marketing for the NY marketing Association. He has over 25 years of experience in the marketing, digital media, and entertainment industries.  He has worked with local and national brands including NARAS, (Grammys), People Magazine, AT&T, Microsoft, AOL, New York Presbyterian Hospital, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, Smart Hustle Magazine and the list goes on.  
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Author Reading | Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)


What is the connection between a rise in the number of random attacks against Jews on the streets of France and strategically planned terrorist acts targeting the French population at large? Before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan night club, and others made international headlines, Marc Weitzmann had noticed a surge of seemingly random acts of violence against the Jews of France. His new book proposes that both the small-scale and large-scale acts of violence have their roots in not one, but two very specific forms of populism: an extreme and violent ethos of hate spread among the Muslim post-colonial suburban developments on the one hand, and the deeply-rooted French ultra-conservatism of the far right. Weitzmann's on-the-ground reporting is woven throughout with the history surrounding the legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and Gaullist "Arab-French policy."
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Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What it Means for Us)

Author Reading | Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See


From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than 25 years, an enchanting new novel shows us the Met that the public doesn’t see. Taking us behind the Picassos and the Vermeers, behind the Temple of Dendur and the American wing, Christine Coulson has crafted an intimate tribute to the museum.
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Tue, Oct 22
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Metropolitan Stories: The Met Museum the Public Doesn't See

Author Reading | The Plateau: A Safe Harbor


Maggie Paxson leads a musical evening on the occasion of the publication of her book. Paxson will be telling stories from The Plateau and performing songs from The Bomb Shelter Cafe in English, French and Yiddish from the World War II era. The Plateau tells the story of a small plateau in the in the south-central Vivarais-Lignon region of France –– a beautiful, wind-blown place that offered safe harbor to countless strangers –– mostly children –– as they fled for their lives during World War II, and today, offers refuge to migrants. Riveting, multilayered, and intensely personal, The Plateau is a deeply inspiring journey into the central conundrum of our time.
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Author Reading | Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II


New York City during World War II wasn’t just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings and saboteurs; of war protesters and conscientious objectors; of gangsters and profiteers; of bobby-soxers, poets, painters, scientists and spies. In Victory City, John Strausbaugh tells the story of New York City’s war years with richness, depth, and nuance, providing an important look into the City during this transformative war.
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II

Talk | Artist Talk: Red Regatta


Artist Melissa McGill will speak about her most recent public artwork, Red Regatta, an unprecedented series of large-scale choreographed regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats, hoisted with hand-painted red sails, that activated Venice’s lagoon and waterways last May through October 2019. This independent public artwork united Venetians and visitors to celebrate the cultural and maritime history of the city and call attention to the forces of climate change and mass tourism that threaten its future.
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Discussion | Invisible Threats: Human Rights, The Environment, and Art


Although visitors to Alice Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl can see the effects of the gamma rays, the imperceptibility of its threat heightened the Chernobyl Power Plant explosion’s consequences for the population surrounding Pripyat. This panel addresses how the risk of nuclear disaster continues to threaten global health, human rights, and the environment. Speakers include Ivy Meeropol (filmmaker and director of Indian Point), Adriana Petryna (Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology and Director of MD-PhD Program in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), and Yasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern), moderated by César Rodríguez- Garavito (Visiting Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law, Global Justice and Human Rights Clinic).
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Performance | Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation


New York Shakespeare Exchange presents To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation, one of their signature Freestyle Labs. The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen will be handled.
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Lecture | Useful Pictures


This lecture traces questions of representation in architectural drawings, arguing from a philosophical perspective that architectural drawings are pictorial mediums, rather than epistolary or diagrammatic tools. Perspective views of buildings are generally regarded as pictures, but working drawings, plans and sections are not: they are considered to be diagrammatic, “conventional” representations. I believe this is wrong and that all architectural drawings are pictures. They employ special conventions, for sure, but the key point is that they show what something looks like, and that is what pictures do.  Speaker Richard Hill studied at Cambridge University.
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Author Reading | Another Mother: A Cherished Childhood Nanny Dies


After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realises there's so much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. With author Ross Urken
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Author Reading | Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me)


Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life.
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Author Reading | Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South


M. Randal O’Wain offers a reflection on how a working-class boy from Memphis, Tennessee, came to fall in love with language, reading, writing, and the larger world outside of the American South. This memoir examines what it means for the son of a carpenter to value mental rather than physical labor and what this does to his relationship with his family, whose livelihood and sensibility are decidedly blue collar.
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Film | Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Federica Montseny, The Indomitable (2016)


Anarchist leader Federica Montseny was the first female to be elected to hold a public office (Minister of Health) in Western Europe. She enacted several groundbreaking laws and ended up going into exile in the South of France, where she continued to defend her “mujeres libres” vision. Federica Montseny embodies the spirit and commitment of an intellectual mind, who disappeared from official history books and collective memory. She is now a new source of inspiration. 52 min. Director: Jean-Michel Rodrigo
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Author Reading | Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey


Fleeing East from Nazi terror, over a million Polish Jews traversed the Soviet Union, many finding refuge in Muslim lands. Their story―the extraordinary saga of two-thirds of Polish Jewish survivors―has never been fully told. With author Mikhal Dekel.
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Author Reading | The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community's Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America


Author Andrew S. Lewis offers a glimpse of the future of vanishing shorelines in America in the age of climate change, where the wealthy will be able to remain the longest while the poor will be forced to leave.
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Poetry Reading | The Revisionist and The Astropastorals: Collected Poems


Douglas Crase is best known for his invocations of the American landscape and Transcendental tradition. Out of print since 1987, The Revisionist has been enough in some opinions to establish him as one of the most important poets of his generation. Its influence persists, says The Oxford Book of American Poetry, as a “formidable underground reputation.” By combining that book with Crase’s recent chapbook, The Astropastorals, Nightboat Books brings Crase’s underground reputation to a wider audience for the first time in thirty-two years. 
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Author Reading | Actor John Lithgow presents his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse


Welcome award-winning actor John Lithgow, who will be reading and signing his newest book, a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Tue, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The “Photoshop Diva" 


A talk by artist and educator Katrin Eismann. Until June 2019 Katrin Eismann, the “Photoshop Diva," served as the Chair of MPS Digital Photography program. A distinguished artist and educator, she is the author of four seminal books on digital photography. Eismann is currently product manager for engagement at Adobe Systems, developing new learning models for photographers all around the world.
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Lecture | Calling the Ghosts: On Bearing Witness to the Future


Committed to deep research and preparation, Bouchra Khalili develops her projects across long periods of time. When considered as a whole, the body of work she has created in the last 15 years can be seen as a meditation on unconditional and radical equality. For this lecture, she will share and articulate some of her work in order to address the essential questions that her practice investigates: the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity; forced illegal migrations in relation to imperial and colonial continuums; egalitarian forms of citizenship as opposed to the nation-state model of citizenry; and language, dialects, speech acts and agency.   
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Lectures, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Calling the Ghosts: On Bearing Witness to the Future

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Thos Eastwood OPEN DANCE ENSEMBLE Wiss.co
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Tue, Oct 22
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Performances, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Five-Star Actor Performs

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Tue, Oct 22
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Musicals, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Musical Based on a Famous Tale
Tue, Oct 22
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Piano Music by Beethoven and Wine
Tue, Oct 22
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Musicals, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Romantic musical

Slide Lecture | Veteran Illustrator Shows His Work


Robert Andrew Parker will show and discuss his illustration work over the years at Fortune, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and countless other magazines.
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Concert | Contemporary Work For Clarinet


Contemporary performance ensemble Apply Triangle performs Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint. New York Counterpoint for amplified clarinet and tape, or 11 clarinets and bass clarinet is a 1985 minimalist composition written by Steve Reich. The piece, intended to capture the throbbing vibrancy of Manhattan, is notable for its ability to imitate electronic sounds through acoustic instrumentation.
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Contemporary Work For Clarinet

Screening | Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri


Ernie Kovacs transformed television in its early days; Anita O'Day brought a new spirit to the art of jazz singing; and Lee Liberace dramatically performed himself even more then he performed classical piano pieces. All three were born in 1919, as were Art Blakey, George Shearing, and Betty Garrett. This program will feature all these performers at their best. This is a "Scenes Through the Cinema Lens" event.
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Tue, Oct 22
7:30 pm

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Screenings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Ernie Kovacs, Anita O'Day, and Liberace: A Birthday Potpourri
Tue, Oct 22
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Lieder By Beethoven and More
Tue, Oct 22
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Concerts, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Major Symphonic Works Performed by Famous Orchestra

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park 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 of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 23-October 29, 2019
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Workshops, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Stargazing in the City

Author Reading | The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers


Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War 1…and then were forced to battle the U.S. Army. In 1918, 223 AT&T switchboard operators enlisted and were sent to France, where they ran communications while risking enemy fire and enduring an uneasy truce with male soldiers. After the war they were unexpectedly denied veteran status—and thus began a sixty-year fight for recognition. Evening includes a performance of a pivotal song from The Hello Girls musical, based on the book.
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Author Readings, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, The Hello Girls: America&rsquo;s First Women Soldiers

Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a 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 encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
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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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Birdwatching | Birding Basics: The North Woods


Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.
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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
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Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Lecture | We’re All Thieves Here: The Soviet War on Crime and the End of Criminal Justice Reform, 1959-1991


Rhiannon Dowling will present on her book project, a cultural and intellectual history of crime in the Soviet Union, which argues that, of all of the promises that the Soviet state failed to fulfill, the most crucial, and most devastating, was the promise to eliminate crime with its causes. Dowling examines the changing approaches to the Soviet “war on crime” by intellectuals, bureaucrats, jurists, and the public (including convicted criminals) as the problem of crime became increasingly central to Soviet life and identity in the decades after Stalin’s death.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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12:20 pm

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Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
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Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Film | The Fisher King (1991): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama With Robin Williams And Jeff Bridges


A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. 137 min. Director: Terry Gilliam. Starring Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant.  The Fisher King won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, it had also four other nominations for Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Original Score.
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Open Studios | Turning Towards a Radical Listening: A Sculptural Sound-Based Installation


In Turning Towards a Radical Listening, James Allister Sprang will develop a sculptural sound-based installation over the course of a five-week residency. On select days during Sprang’s residency, visitors are invited to sit in on the artist’s rehearsals within the installation. Visitors are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during Open Studio Hours.
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Lesson | Genealogy Research with Maps


New York Public Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division collections are national and international in scope, and comprise 433,000 maps and 20,000 books and atlases, an invaluable resource for genealogists the world over. Holdings include:  Topographical maps that describe where our ancestors lived, the names of settlements, towns and cities, the effect of the landscape on the migration routes our ancestors took, the kinds of work they did, and the location of cultural features, including churches, cemeteries, fence lines, boundaries, and buildings. Fire insurance maps that help genealogists find records associated with historical property addresses, churches and cemeteries, hospitals, and courts: records that help prove lineage. Fire insurance maps also describe the neighborhoods where our ancestors lived, the location of schools, libraries, theaters and cinemas, and places of business, information that helps a genealogist develop narratives.  Historical maps that describe political and electoral boundaries, including wards and census enumeration districts; the location of piers and other sites of immigration; routes of transatlantic steamships, subways, canals, roads, and railroads; real estate for sale, and property ownership.  This class will describe how maps in the collections of The New York Public Library can be used to drive genealogical research and illustrate family histories.
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Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Wed, Oct 23
2:00 pm

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Concerts, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
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Lesson | Mapping New York with Fire Insurance Maps


The fire insurance maps covered in this course provide access to detailed property maps for towns and cities across New York state. The information contained within these maps includes outlines of buildings (size, construction materials, location of windows, etc.), street names, sidewalk widths, property boundaries and more. One can even find information regarding pipelines, railroads, wells, and dumps. The New York Public Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division has one of the most comprehensive collection of these maps in the world. This course will cover how to access and use fire insurance maps in both print and electronic form. Learn about the physical maps available in the Map Division, the Digital Collection and the Geocoded Sanborn Maps database. The Geocoded version of Sanborn Maps contains GIS information that allows users to locate data by address or geographic coordinates.
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Lecture | The Border is Back: Immigration Discourse, Policy, and Outcomes in Europe and the United States


Speaker Martin Schain is Professor of Politics Emeritus at New York University. He is the author of The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain and the United States: A Comparative Study (New York: Palgrave, 2008/2012); co-author and editor of Comparative Federalism: The US and EU in Comparative Perspective (Oxford, 2006), Shadows Over Europe: The Development and Impact of the Extreme Right in Europe (Palgrave, 2002) and Europe Without Borders: Remapping Territory, Citizenship, and Identity in a Transnational Age (Johns Hopkins, 2003).
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Wed, Oct 23
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, The Border is Back: Immigration Discourse, Policy, and Outcomes in Europe and the United States

Opening Reception | Mesmeric: Group Photography Show


MPS Digital Photography presents an exhibition of thesis work by its class of 2019.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Waterlicht


Daan Roosegaarde will discuss Waterlicht and other visionary projects such as Gates of Light, Van Gogh Path, Smog Free Project, and Space Waste Lab with Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts.
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Discussion | Repurposing Sustainable Fashion: Clothing and Textile Waste and Reuse


A panel on the complex relationship between fashion, globalization, sustainability, and the environment. Panelists include: -Hanna Rose Shell (Associate Professor, Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, U-C Boulder, and author of the forthcoming Shoddy: Textiles, Technology, and Identity) -Adam Baruchowitz (Wearable Collections, Founder and CEO) -Idania del Rio & Leire Fernandez (Clandestina Co-Founders) They will discuss the complex relationship between fashion, globalization, sustainability, and the environment. Refreshments to follow.
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Wed, Oct 23
5:15 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Repurposing Sustainable Fashion: Clothing and Textile Waste and Reuse

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read


With: Diane Mehta Monica Ferrell Maya Phillips Julia Guez
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Poetry Readings, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, 4 Poets Read

Opening Reception | Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward:


For more than 120 years, the Forward has given an eager American Jewish audience a unique mix of news, culture and opinion. Published on the Lower East Side beginning in 1897, this Yiddish-language newspaper had a circulation of more than 275,000 in its heyday. Now a digital-only publication appearing in both English and Yiddish, the Forward maintains a vast archive tracing the history of the printed publication and the stories it covered. Pressed dives into this archive, presenting a selection of metal plates used to print images in the paper, along with contemporary prints made, using the historic plates, with traditional equipment at Bowne & Co., Stationers. For some, the pages of the Forward on which the images once appeared will be displayed alongside these images. Together these pictures of strikes and activists, Yiddish theater stars and baseball players, daily life and historic moments, present the history of this singular publication, its audience and Jewish life in America and around the world.
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Wed, Oct 23
6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward:

Author Reading | The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia


As long as we have known death, we have dreamed of life without end. In The Future of Immortality, Anya Bernstein explores the contemporary Russian communities of visionaries and utopians who are pressing at the very limits of the human.
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Discussion | Exquisite Elegies: Genoa's Staglieno Cemetery


Once deemed “the most beautiful cemetery in the world” (Le Figaro), Genoa’s monumental cemetery is a museum unique in the world, with some of the 19th century’s most stunning and elaborate statuary. Against a historical background that evokes the period’s crucial sociopolitical shifts, poet Grace Schulman, visual artist Susan Unterberg, and sculptor/preservationist Walter Arnold will recount their personal trajectories with Staglieno and share the creative endeavors it has inspired.
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Classical Music | Sonatenabend performs


Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
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Lecture | Talking Online: Using Data Mining to Unpack Our Digital Interactions


From old-school bulletin boards to the latest social media apps, engaging in digital conversations is a core way we interact with one another on a daily basis. Research into what happens in these spaces has a long history, ranging from naturalistic studies of grief support groups to experiments on how better facilitation can impact business students’ online interactions. This talk explores how we can build on this existing foundation by applying computational methods such as social network analysis, topic modelling and natural language processing to understand patterns of social connection, identify key topics of conversation, and document the ways people manage the (often delicate) task of talking online. Speaker Alyssa Friend Wise is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology at New York University and the Director of LEARN, NYU's pioneering university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network.
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Talk | The Notre-Dame Fire, and the Paris Cathedral's Original Fall and Resurrection


The April 2019 fire that nearly destroyed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame revived a polemic with resonance well beyond France. Should the edifice be reconstructed "as it was" or is the very idea of Gothic "authenticity" questionable - and should the extent and nature of restoration be open to discussion? This talk proposes to leave aside Notre Dame as lieu de memoire and focuses on it as a material object within a historical context. Speaker Allan Potofsky is a historian and Professeur des Universites at the Universite Paris-Diderot.
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Discussion | How Can We "Re-Weave" Our Social Fabric?


The Weaver Movement is inspired by David Brooks, the New York Times columnist who has issued this call for social and cultural renewal: “The Weaver movement is repairing our country’s social fabric, which is badly frayed by distrust, division and exclusion. People are quietly working across America to end loneliness and isolation and weave inclusive communities. Join us in shifting our culture from hyper-individualism that is all about personal success, to relationalism that puts relationships at the center of our lives.”   At this session, you’ll come together to get to know each other and share our thoughts on why so many Americans feel isolated and how we might all work to build connections that can weave a strong social fabric where we all feel recognized, respected and valued. Conversations New York has partnered with many other community conversation groups and the Aspen Institute’s Weave Project to hold discussions like this. The aim is to explore the causes of today’s rising sense of isolation, loneliness and distrust, and what we can do together to weave a strong social fabric.
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Author Reading | Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life


Darcey Steinke is also the author of the novels Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water. With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited. Her new novel Sister Golden Hair was published Fall 2014 from Tin House.
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Author Reading | Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory


Rutgers professor Carla Yanni takes a stroll down the history of the American campus, from the 18th century to the present. Her richly illustrated book examines the architecture of dormitories in the United States from the eighteenth century to 1968, focusing on the dormitory as a place of exclusion as much as a site of fellowship. For history and architecture buffs alike.
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Gallery Talks, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU&rsquo;s Abby Weed Grey Collection: Exhibition Walkthrough

Author Reading | Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis


Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States--they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor, only to be rejected as an "enemy alien" because he was German. He was soon recruited to the OSS, the country's first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler's last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a goldmine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory, Freddy was captured by the Gestapo and tortured and waterboarded for days. Remarkably, he persuaded the Nazi commander for the region to surrender, completing one of the most successful OSS missions of the war. With author Eric Lichtblau, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
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Author Reading | The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay


Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman--economists who revolutionized the study of inequality--present a visionary blueprint for tax reform that can allow a more democratic and equal system to prevail. Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis in their new book, Saez and Zucman offer a comprehensive review of America's tax system, demonstrating how the ultra-rich pay less in taxes while working-class Americans have been asked to pay more.
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Lecture | American Foreign Policy in the Middle East


President Trump has made overturning the Iran nuclear deal, the defeat of ISIS, and the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and Syria the cornerstone of his America First policy, determined to maintain only a light footprint in the region. Yet over the past two years, US Middle East policy has zigzagged between retrenchment and engagement as the administration has drastically reduced its diplomatic and civilian efforts in the region while changing realities on the ground have necessitated the deployment of additional American troops. What are the consequences of this reliance on the military and on highly personalized relationships with the region’s ruling families and autocratic rulers while the drivers of instability in the region—suppression of democracy and human rights, sectarianism, corruption, and economic stagnation—remain unaddressed? Moderator: Sylvia Maier, Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs
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Lecture | Liverpool: Multiple Deprivation and Multiple Celebration


In this lecture, Professor Richard Hill will discuss how, alongside deprivation and austerity, Liverpool humor has invented the term “multiple celebration” to describe the flourishing heritage, tourism, culture, retail, and partying worlds of the city centre. Some of the UK’s most deprived areas are in Liverpool. The historic core of the city is a World Heritage Site and one of the top British centres for cultural tourism. The retail hub of the city is thriving at a time when town centre retail is generally in decline. Bars and night life abound. Gentrification is taking place in the beautiful streets of “Georgian Liverpoo.l” Elsewhere low standard new housing is replacing Victorian terraces at suburban densities but with none of the charms of the leafy nineteenth and twentieth century suburbs that surround the city. There is virtually no market for new office buildings, and the rate of new company formation is low, so the economy of the city hangs by a thread.
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Talk | Love Will Save the World: The Architecture of Studio Fuksas


The context is not only what we have in front of us, which is related to the past, but it is also thinking of the cities of the future. Being contemporary means working in an area considering how it will be in, at least, the next twenty years. These are the main issues of our days: the mutability of contemporary architecture and sustainability. Human beings no longer live in the countryside, but mostly in urban areas. Urban planning should be based on the study of the present, reflecting the past and carefully thinking of the consequences that  actions will have in the future. Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most distinguished international architectural firm in the world. Over the past 50 years the company has developed an innovative approach through a strikingly wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions to airports, from museums to cultural centers and spaces for music, from convention centers to offices, from interiors to design collections. With headquarters in Rome, Paris, Dubai, New York and Shenzhen, the practice has completed more than 600 projects and has worked in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, receiving numerous international awards.
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Poetry Reading | Because What Else Could I Do: New Poetry


Martha Collins is an award-winning poet whose previous books include two volumes of linked sequences, Night Unto Night and Day Unto Day, and three works that focus on race and racism.
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Film | Beshoot (2019): Ukrainian Military Drama


The soldiers of the Donbas Volunteer Battalion are at the center of this war drama inspired by real-life events. Two Ukrainian fighters who volunteered to repel the foreign aggression against their homeland are trying to get out of the Russian-surrounded Ilovaisk, a city in southwestern Ukraine. Taras Kostanchuk, call sign "Beshoot", was a real-life commander of a storm brigade in the Donbas battalion, and plays himself, the protagonist of the film. 120 min. Followed by a discussion with director Ivan Tymchenko and producer Svitlana Soloviova, moderated by Professor Yuri Shevchuk.
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Author Reading | Disasterama! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997


Alvin Orloff's memoir details the lives of performance artists, poets, homocore punks, and queercore drag artists during the early AIDS years. The event will feature a reading and discussion by Orloff (Gutterboys), along with special readings and performances by trans-genre cabaret performer Justin Vivian Bond; author Beth Lisick, punk pioneer Jennifer Blowdryer; vaudeville-steampunk pop power trio The Babes NYC, plus additional special guests to be announced.
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Author Reading | Good Things Happen to People You Hate: Essays


Former Senior Editor for Gothamist Rebecca Fishbein’s adult life has been a dramatic reflection of New York media itself—constantly evolving in unexpected ways and seemingly always on the edge of disaster. In short, Rebecca has seen it all—from 3 bedbug infestations, to being fired, to being yelled at while working at American Apparel, to losing all her stuff in a freak fire, to being bullied online by angry Taylor Swift fans. But the real humor and meat of the collection come from Rebecca's unwavering honesty and unflinching examination of her struggles with alcohol, anxiety, depression, compulsive lying, female beauty standards, and a slew of failed cowoker/roommate/friend semi-relationships are dark, insightful, and hilarious.  
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Author Reading | Gracefully You: Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday


Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan shares her uplifting message of how to elevate your life and experience beauty every day. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details. 
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Opening Reception | i will not be just a tourist in the world of images just watching images passing by which i cannot live in make love to possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstacy: Group Show


Sharing a poetic approach in embodying experiences moving between the physical world and that of the mind, five artists have created works in media ranging from painting and photography to video and installation. Under the title taken from Anais Nin's diary, works navigate through multiple realms with different modes and densities of time, questioning and investigating borders between what is perceived as internal and external; and how these may fold and ripple into each other.  
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Author Reading | The Scent of Buenos Aires: Stories


From one of Argentina’s greatest short-story writers, a bewitching collection introducing Hebe Uhart’s wonderfully vivid world. This collection casts a beaming light on the witty lives of plants, animals, and humans. Her characters peer out of themselves, magnifying minute, everyday quirks in Argentina’s small towns: a cat curls around his owner to humor him, a classroom of children sway like trees when their teacher turns her back.
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Author Reading | To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #20


In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition—even for Botswana's premier female detective. With author Alexander McCall Smith.
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Author Reading | Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System


Alec Karakatsanis's impassioned, hard-hitting text uncovers the injustices inherent to our legal system, and how it’s wielded not to enforce justice and public safety, but to criminalize the poor and reap profit. A former public defender, he quit his job to take on the radical project of suing court systems across the country for the widespread constitutional violations endemic in the legal system. He also founded the Civil Rights Corps, which challenged the money bail system in Harris County, Texas and secured the release of almost thirteen thousand people within months.
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Author Reading | Widows' Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, the First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between


Becoming a widow is one of the most traumatic life events that a woman can experience. Yet, as this remarkable new collection reveals, each woman responds to that trauma differently. Here, forty-three widows tell their stories, in their own words.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Remapping Historical and Collective Memories


Tiffany Chung is internationally noted for her research-based, multi-media installations and meticulously detailed cartographic works that examine conflict, migration, urban transformation and and environmental impact in relation to the history of specific places. Chung's work remaps historical and collective memories of traumatized topographies, creates interventions into the spatial and political narratives produced through statecraft, and unveils the connection between imperialist ideologies and visions of modernity.
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Talk | Authors in Conversation


Wendy S. Walters is the author of a book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, and two books of poems. Her work has been published in Fourth Genre, Full Bleed, Flavorwire, and Harper's among many others. Her lyrical work with composer Derek Bermel has been performed widely. Walters is Senior Nonfiction Editor at The Iowa Review.
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Performances, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday
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Conference | Conference on Transgender Health


Community Healthcare Network’s 9th Annual Conference on Transgender Health will be comprised of a keynote address, legal, behavioral, policy and advocacy tracks, and a series of breakout sessions covering transgender health care training for clinical providers, public health professionals and community advocates. Some of the topics will include primary care, behavioral health, peri-surgical and post-surgical care, social determinants of health and other important topics from primary medical care providers and specialists, social workers, community advocates, medical researchers, and many other professionals from across the transgender arena.
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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
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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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Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
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Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
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Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Classical Music | Music in Midtown: Beethoven, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok


Rolf Schulte, violin; James Winn, piano. Renowned for his expressive recording of Elliot Carter's Violin Concerto, Rolf Schulte has been hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the most distinguished violinists of our day." Pianist James Winn has appeared frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the New York City Ballet and the New York New Music Ensemble.
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Classical Music | Pipes At One Organ Recital


Colin Lynch, organ, of Trinity Copley Square, Boston, MA.
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Lecture | The Disaster That Didn't Happen: 30 Years After Central and Eastern Europe's "Return to Europe"


The good news from Central and Eastern Europe is that, thirty years after elites in the countries declared their program of a “return to Europe,” and fifteen years after the first group of them was allowed to enter the EU, most of these countries still have more or less stable economies and democratic institutions. After the Berlin Wall was brought down, the region had all the ingredients for an unmitigated economic, political and social disaster. The newly democratizing CEE countries, still in the early phase of remaking their economies and societies, started the integration process with an EU that had just departed from the post-WW II settlement of embedded liberalism. Speaker Laszlo Bruszt is a Professor of Sociology at the Central European University, Budapest.
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Classical Music | A Grand 19C instrument: Liszt Organ


At the middle of the 19th Century, the US Mason & Hamlin Company developed a grand, complex, pump organ to compete with a formidable rival that had arisen in Europe, the European harmonium. Called the Liszt Organ, this new instrument featured over 15 stops -- like the pipe organ -- that offered a variety of contrasting tonal colors. Wodehouse will play selections for the Liszt Organ that were specifically fashioned to exploit the richness and complexity of the American-designed instrument. Pianist, harmoniumist and pianolist Artis Wodehouse has devoted her career to reclaiming music and instruments from the past and to performing new and neglected music. The New York Times has cited her as a "savior of the old and neglected". She has brought forgotten music back to life by such masters for the harmonium as Arthur Bird,Theodore Dubois and Eugene Gigout, and Americans George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.
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Open Studios | Turning Towards a Radical Listening: A Sculptural Sound-Based Installation


In Turning Towards a Radical Listening, James Allister Sprang will develop a sculptural sound-based installation over the course of a five-week residency. On select days during Sprang’s residency, visitors are invited to sit in on the artist’s rehearsals within the installation. Visitors are welcome to arrive and depart at any time during Open Studio Hours.
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Workshop | Seeing Lines: Understanding Fine Art Architectural Photography from Conception to Completion


In this presentation Sharon Tenenbaum will be sharing her creative process and workflow. Through the example of her award-winning Sundial Bridge Images, she will walk you through the three steps of her work process, pre- vision, in camera capture and post production. Sharon will show you what she sees though her 'mind's eye' and how she approaches a subject. You will learn throughout this presentation, how to align your inner vision with your photography to create not just beautiful images that comply to form and light, but rather images that have artistic vision. Additionally, Sharon will talk about the importance of having a series of images that tell a story. How to complement images in a series and not have redundancies. Students can expect to walk away with a new paradigm to creating fine art architectural photography. They will learn how to create images with intent and vision. From developing the conception of an idea to the post processing principles that will convey their vision.
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Lecture | Bolshevik Tower of Babel: The Language Politics of Internationalism in the Early Comintern


This lecture will explain the Bolsheviks’ evolving approach to the politics of language diversity in their struggle to kickstart global proletarian revolution in the first decade of Soviet rule. Leading Bolsheviks – most of whom were fluent in multiple European languages – provided the bulk of the translation and interpretation services at the first two Comintern world congresses. As the Comintern and its influence grew, however, so too did the dilemmas of multilingualism for socialists who were attempting to unite in pursuit of global communism. Speaker Brigid O’Keeffe is an Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College.
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Discussion | Decolonize the Imagination


Looking for tangible practices and/or frameworks to embrace in your everyday pursuit of justice? Decolonize the Imagination is a space for you to unlearn and reframe our ways of thinking and being. Light refreshments provided.    Discussions facilitated by:  Maria Monica Andia Dr. Kirk “Jae” James    
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Jazz | The Legacy of Grammy And Pulitzer Awarded Jazz Pianist


Jazz musician Burt Eckoff will give a performance of selected music of Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), one of the most unusual and unique pianists in Jazz music. Monk's original songs, such and Round Midnight, Blue Monk, and In Walked Bud are considered classics, and are known worldwide. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he helped shape the movement known as "Be-Bop" in the 1940s. In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz". Burt Eckoff began playing piano at age 5, turning professional as a teen at Providence, RI's Celebrity Club before moving to Boston and then New York City to study music. Between the mid 1960's and the mid 1990's, he played regularly with an impressive list of prominent jazzmen, including Howard McGhee, Art Blakey, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp, Maynard Ferguson and such outstanding vocalists as Dionne Warwick, Dakota Staton and the Drifters.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Portraits and Still Lifes


Holly Coulis persevered through harsh early reviews to earn critical success for her signature portraits and still lifes. Characterized by blocks of bold color, simple forms, and manipulation of depth, Coulis’s painterly style is distinctive, yet influenced by Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Balthus, and Alex Katz.  
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Author Reading | 2 Books on Art: It Speaks to Me / I Will Greet the Sun Again


Artist Shirin Neshat and writer Jori Finkel will be in conversation on the occasion of their new books. Finkel is the author of It Speaks to Me, which features 50 leading artists discussing artworks of their choice, including Mark Bradford on Mark Rothko, David Hockney on Edgar Degas, and Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the monograph accompanying the artist's largest exhibition to date, organized by the Broad. Covering thirty years of her career, the book offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity.
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Opening Reception | basis: 70s Drawings


An exhibition of seminal works by pioneering conceptual and Postminimalist artist Richard Tuttle.
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Opening Reception | Hope Gangloff: Landscape Painting


Over the course of her two-decades-long practice, Gangloff has become closely identified with her bold-colored, graphic portraits of friends, family members, and the occasional stranger. Her eighth solo exhibition at the gallery marks the artist’s first concentrated presentation of landscape painting. Begun during her eight-week residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, earlier this year, the show will provide audiences with the opportunity to experience, in depth, yet another aspect of Gangloff’s practice.
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Opening Reception | Irony, Madness, War: Stark, Visceral Images


17 paintings in a group of 30 are devoted to the ironic, the manic abuse of high authority - the madness of war. They are not elegant landscapes, comforting still lifes, or ambiguous abstractions that can never speak as do these starkly realistic and visceral images that provoke and maybe even inspire. This solo exhibition is the work of legendary art director, Amil Gargano, who began the serious study of art at the age of 9 and continued through his post graduate education at the preeminent Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. That study began directly after his return from the Korean War, which became the catalyst for this exhibition.
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Opening Reception | Metropolis: A Prolific Photographic Legacy


An exhibition dedicated to celebrating Michael Wolf’s life and prolific photographic legacy. Over his 40+ year career, Wolf intimately explored architecture and urban life from Paris to Hong Kong. He examined not only building facades as art objects themselves, but also the lives within these buildings. Bodies of work such as Architecture of Density, Transparent City, Tokyo Compression, and Paris Rooftops are all explorations of the realities of 21st century metropolitan life and the constant etching away of privacy.
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Author Reading | Republic of Lies: Moder Conspiracy Theories


Author Anna Merlan will share her view of the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causing and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. Bringing together penetrating historical analysis and gripping on-the-ground reporting, Republic of Lies transforms our understanding of American paranoia.
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Film | Toxic Reigns of Resentment: The Promises of Modernity


Sjoerd van Tuinen and Jurgen Schaflechner will present their film Toxic Reigns of Resentment featuring Wendy Brown, Grayson Hunt, Rahel Jaeggi, Alexander Nehamas, Robert Pfaller, Gyan Prakash, Peter Sloterdijk, and Sjoerd van Tuinen. After the fall of the Soviet empire and the triumph of global capitalism, modernity appeared to keep its dual promise of liberty and equality. The spreading of human rights and democratic forms of government were intrinsically linked to free flows of global capital and free markets. Supported by technological developments and an ever-increasing digitalization of daily life, the future contained the promise of abundance and recognition for all.
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Opening Reception | Wellcome to the idiot world: A Shanzhai Lyric


Through an installation of shanzhai (counterfeit) garments, along with accompanying programming, this exhibition considers the experience of poetic estrangement through encounters with the unknown or unintelligible, and activates nonsense as a way to make space for hybrid, liminal and illegible futures.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The Object as Evidence


Traditionally, sculpture has relied on a special kind of witnessing to establish its truth; you must move around the piece in order to grasp its agency and materiality. The Object as Evidence attempts to challenge some of the limitations of sculpture while imagining new ways to trace the truth of objects. Michael A. Robinson reveals an intimate portrait of three-dimensional art and an example of “investigative aesthetics.”
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Slide Lecture | Costume and Ritual from Africa to the Americas


An illustrated lecture by Phyllis Galembo, one of the foremost photographic documentarians of masked religious ceremonies around the globe. Galembo's travels have included Haiti, Mexico, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Zambia, and Brazil. She will include the history of Halloween costumes and its unique evolution in our country which has culminated in the greatest costumed festival ever--- New York City's own Halloween Parade.
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Forum | Identity Politics and the 2020 Election


A panel discussion on identity politics and how they are being used in the 2020 primary and general election. Speakers will be announced shortly.  
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Lecture | Isabella’s Feminist Ethics in Measure for Measure


With: Cristina Alfar
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Lecture | Jewish Museum Practices: A Modern Cultural Innovation


Jewish museums, a relatively recent phenomenon, have become a mainstay of Jewish life and also serve as strategic points of entry for others into Jewish history and creativity. As a consequence, these museums now figure in an array of new cultural practices. Visitors to Jewish museums come not only to observe, but also to engage and at times to intervene with these institutions. In addition, visitors take the museum home with them, incorporating its practices of collecting, curating, and displaying into their lives. Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor, Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
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Concert | Music from East and West


Keyin Lou was born in Hangzhou, China, in 1994. Her music combines her Western musical education with her Chinese cultural upbringing. Her works focus on the coexistence of the melodic and the academic. Julian Bennett Holmes is an award-winning composer and theorist, serving as Sacred Music Coordinator for Columbia University and teaching undergraduate courses at the Manhattan School of Music. He studied with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, and is pursuing a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music with Marjorie Merryman. As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing in experimental bands.
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Lecture | The Sociology of Dispossession


This talk will draw on comparative research on rural land dispossession within and beyond India to suggest some theoretical and empirical coordinates for a sociology of dispossession. Land dispossession impacts the lives of millions of people and is highly consequential for economic growth, political protest and inequality in many countries. Nevertheless, this social relation has been relatively neglected by sociology. Dispossession, I argue, is a social relation of coercive redistribution that exists in most societies but varies greatly in its drivers, socio-economic consequences and politics. This social and historical variation creates immense scope for comparative sociological research.  Speaker Michael Levien is assistant professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
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Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Tribute to a popular soul and jazz singers

Talk | Untold Stories About Famous Broadway Producer With 21 Tony Awards, Harold Prince


From 1960 to 1976, Annette Meyers scheduled the appointments, transcribed the memos, and took down the messages, as her boss brought Cabaret, Company, Follies, and other legendary Prince productions to Broadway. For this special program, Meyers and other people who worked as Prince's assistant step out of the office and onto the stage to share their untold stories and insights on the making of theatre history. Harold Prince was a theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. Over the span of his career, he garnered 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.
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Discussion | Your Resume vs Your LinkedIn Profile - What You Need to Know


Is your resume communicating how you can help a prospective employer in the 15 seconds a hiring manager is going to look at it? Are the keywords in your LinkedIn profile strategically placed to improve your likelihood of being spotted by a recruiter? In this seminar, Robert Hellmann, of www.hellmannconsulting.com and author of Advanced LinkedIn, reviews actual client examples of successful resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Find out what works, what doesn't, and the important differences between these two essential mediums. Learn how to craft a compelling resume and profile that will help you get and ace interviews. The discussion includes: How to write powerful resume and LinkedIn profile bullets Nine resume "do's" and six resume "don'ts" that will debunk a lot myths and save you time How to take maximum advantage of LinkedIn's search algorithm, to improve the odds of a hiring manager spotting your profile How to address common issues, like gaps in your resume, too-much or too-little experience, or job-hopping. Robert Hellmann has served as an adjunct instructor at New York University teaching career management, and as GetFive's Vice President and Associate Director of its Guild of Career Coaches. Rob authored the books Advanced LinkedIn: For Your Job Search, Business and Career, Peak Presentations, and The Social Media Boost.
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Film | Polisse (2011): Cannes-Winning Police Drama


Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, Polisse follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Basing her richly textured script on real child investigation cases, writer-director actor Maïwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors who convey the emotional strain of the unit's work with gritty realism. Directors: Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot 127 min.
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Author Reading | The Open Heart Club: A Story about Birth and Death and Cardiac Surgery


Gabriel Brownstein's absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality.
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Lecture | Fire! English Architects’ Observations on the Paris Conflagrations During the Commune, 1871


Fire is the enemy of buildings, and recent examples such as the terrifying fire at Grenfell Tower in London, the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art and the fire at Notre Dame in Paris, all bear witness to the appalling helplessness a raging fire inspires when it takes hold. There are also incidents where fire becomes symbolic of a new beginning. The Great Fire of London 1666 and the Chicago Fire of 1871, stood at the start of bright new phases in these cities’ histories. The fires deliberately set during the Paris Commune of 1871 provoked many different reactions, none as curious as those of  English architects. Two of these, Robert Edis and Richard Phené Spiers went to view the city shortly after the collapse of the Commune and their observations are surprising, and not in accord with other observers. What was going on?        
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Discussion | Racism and Democracy


Racism undermines the very foundations of democracy. From systematic discrimination to the rise in white supremacy, racist currents in our society prevent the free and equal participation of all. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, president of the National Council of Negro Women and former president of Spelman College, moderates an urgent panel discussion delving into causes and solutions.  
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Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit


Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). "Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?" said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. "It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity." Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.
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Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
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Author Reading | A Right to Bear Arms?: The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment


This collection of essays explores the way history itself has become a contested element within the national legal debate about firearms. With editor Jennifer Tucker.
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Author Reading | Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business


Award-winning journalist Pamela Newkirk will be discussing her latest book, an exploration of how workplace diversity initiatives have done little to bring equality to America's major industries and institutions.
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Author Reading | Exquisite Mariposa: Finding the Real


Given the initials F.A.D. at birth, Fiona Alison Duncan has always had an eye for observing the trends around her. But after years of trying to please others, looking for answers in books and astrological charts, and clocking endless hours as a celebrity journalist just to make rent, Duncan discovers another way of existing: in the Real, a phenomenological state few humans live in. Duncan's’s journey to the Real takes her to Koreatown, Los Angeles, where she sublets a room in La Mariposa.
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Author Reading | Reclaiming Artistic Research: Artists in Control


An evening with editor Lucy Cotter and authors from the new book Reclaiming Artistic Research. Through conversations with 20 leading artists and curators, the book explores specific ways that artists define their research across many fields of inquiry.
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Poetry Reading | The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making


Welcome a phenomenal roster of poets to read their work from The Eloquent Poem, the extraordinary poetry collection edited by Elise Paschen.
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Play | The Nature of the Crime: The Role of Lawlessness


A performance of The Nature of the Crime, a play by the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about the role that crime plays in people’s lives. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes that devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices.
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Author Reading | The Slav Epic of Alphonse Mucha


True-to-life colors of the canvases together with unique printing technology helped produce a one-of-a-kind book. The large-format picture publication Epopej in a limited edition offers a view of the smallest details of Mucha’s work and presents the spectacular Slav Epic in a yet unseen form. Jan William Drnek created a digital copy of Mucha’s entire Slav Epic. Twenty canvases covering a surface of 650 m2 in total, over 20 000 photographs and approximately 30 TB of data. The result of the entire team’s work is not only the digital copy, but also the unique picture publication EPOPEJ. It was released in a limited edition of 200 pieces under the publisher Albatros.  
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Author Reading | The Stars and the Blackness Between Them: An Astrological Love Story


A reading and reflection of the new book by Junauda Petrus-Nasah, a queer, magic-realism, liberation, Black diaspora, and astrological love story. Come and explore the world of the book via readings from the book, and a conversation with the author about the themes.
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Lecture | Affection and Survival: Primo Levi and Friendship in the Camp


Affection is a lesser known aspect of the human and Jewish experience in the camps. Mostly it is related to the fractured past of which the camp is the present. Having written some of the essential pages on the human experience in the Lager, Primo Levi continued contemplating and writing about it throughout his life. This talk will question affection in Levi’s writing and its place in the camp as a strategy of survival. Affection saves, but it also prompts Levi’s internal inquiry that leads to the heart of his defining conceptual innovation: the Gray Zone. Speaker Uri S. Cohen teaches Hebrew and Italian literature at Tel Aviv University.
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Poetry Reading | An Evening with the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets


A sure-to-be memorable reading by the Academy’s Board of Chancellors, an esteemed group of our nation's leading poets who serve as artistic advisors and ambassadors of poetry in the world at large. Featuring Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, Forrest Gander, Linda Gregerson, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Brenda Hillman, Marie Howe, Khaled Mattawa, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos, and David St. John.
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Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. With: ELNA BAKER (This American Life, Prairie Home Companion, BBC Radio) JOE DETTMORE (The Daily Show) SAM DINGMAN (host/creator of the podcast Family Ghosts) RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, The People's Improv Theater)
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Opening Reception | The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion


Fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.
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Film | Zona Zamfirova (2002): Serbian Comic Melodrama


This film, based on the 1906 novel of the same title by Stevan Sremac, is a love story about the problematic relationship of two young people from different social classes. The action of this comic melodrama—which is interspersed with songs of various genres from southern and eastern Serbia—is set in the city of Niš in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Director: Zdravko Sotra 104 minutes
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Jazz | A Rousing, Dynamic, Unique Jazz Vocalist


Trained as an opera singer before turning to jazz, Brooklyn-based artist Melanie Charles has been making waves with her voice and versatility. Deemed "one of the most dynamic vocal pipes ever witnessed" by KariJazz, Charles can channel Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson as well her Haitian roots in one rousing and unequivocally unique concert. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and collaborated with artists such as SZA, Jean Grae, and the Gorillaz. Tonight, Charles showcases her jazz-rooted, lo-fi multi-media experience in this captivating performance at the Atrium.
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Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, J.S. Bach's Partitas and Suites

Classical Music | Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more


Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim performs works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Tenor Peter Hakjoon Kim has performed with the Tulsa Opera, the Union Avenue Opera, the New Rochelle Opera, the Opera in the Heights, the Regina Opera, the Chelsea Opera, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. In 2018, he made his tenor debut as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Regina Opera Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 24
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Vocal works by Wagner, Verdi and more
Thu, Oct 24
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires
Thu, Oct 24
8:00 pm

Regular: $10
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Theaters, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Short Comedies
Thu, Oct 24
8:30 pm

Regular: $15
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Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Musical Comedy

Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 25
8:00 am

Free
Workshops, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Tai Chi Outdoors