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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, December 5, 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, December 5, 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 (December 5, 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,
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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;
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This Week: Sun, 12/01/2019 - Sat, 12/07/2019
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
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 1
10:00 am

Free
Tours, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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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Sun, Dec 1
11:00 am

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Tours, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Stories from Little Italy


Between 1880-1924, over 4 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Many settled in the neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, where Italian-Americans began to establish a unique culture that mixed the traditions of the old country with the ebbs and flows of their new home. This two hour walking tour visits the churches, restaurants, and infamous locales that have made Little Italy one of America's most enduring and celebrated neighborhoods.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm

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City Walks, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Stories from Little Italy

Dance Lesson | Dance Sunday Community Classes


Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Sunday Community Classes are open and free of charge.  Sundays, September 29-December 8, 2019
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Sun, Dec 1
12:30 pm

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Dance Lessons, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Dance Sunday Community Classes

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 1
1:00 pm

Free
Plays, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Conference | History And Memory: The Legacy Of Yosef H. Yerushalmi


In honor of the 10th anniversary of Yosef H. Yerushalmi's passing, the Institute will be hosting an academic conference to reflect on the legacy of this influential scholar. His major works introduced students and scholars to groundbreaking ideas about Jewish history and memory, Freud's relationship to his Judaism, and the history of conversos, among others. This conference will provide an opportunity for the public, alumni, and Prof. Yerushalmi's students to reexamine his lasting influence on the field of Jewish Studies. A day of reflection and scholarship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Dec 1
1:00 pm

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Conferences, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, History And Memory: The Legacy Of Yosef H. Yerushalmi

Dance Performance | ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress


ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting, with a feedback session following the performances facilitated by a noted guest choreographer. With: Alessia Palanti mignolo dance Rourou Ye
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm

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Dance Performances, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress

Classical Music | Bach Vespers: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme


Monica Huggett, conductor; Anna Lenti, soprano; Gene Stenger, enor; Enrico Lagasca, bass. Program J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimmeis BWV 140 is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1731 based on the hymn in three stanzas "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (1599) by Philipp Nicolai, which covers the prescribed reading for the Sunday, the parable of the Ten Virgins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm

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Concerts, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Bach Vespers: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Classical Music | Works By Debussy, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and More For Harp


Sonia Bize, harp. Colors of Resonance: Works by Debussy, Faure, Damase, Rameau, Tchaikovsky, Balakirev, Prokofiev.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 1
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Works By Debussy, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and More For Harp

Classical Music | Organ Recital With Nicholas Quardokus


Organist Nicholas Quardokus' solo performances have included the American Guild of Organists Region V Convention in 2013, a “Rising Star” recital at the AGO National Convention in Boston in 2014, and a recital at the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm

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Concerts, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Organ Recital With&nbsp;Nicholas Quardokus

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Plays, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Classical Music | Orchestra Performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony 9


The Columbia University Orchestra perfoms Gustav Mahler's Symphony #9 (1909). About the Program Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect, which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. About the Performers Founded by composer Edward MacDowell in 1896, the Columbia University Orchestra is the oldest continually operating university orchestra in the United States.The CUO has traditionally brought new compositions and composers out to the public. Composers who have had their works debuted by the CUO inlude Bulent Ariel, Maurice Wriht, Jack Besson, Otto Luening, Charles Wuorinen, and Henry Brandt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 1
8:00 pm

Free
Concerts, December 01, 2019, 12/01/2019, Orchestra Performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony 9

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am

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Workshops, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Dec 2
10:00 am

Free
Tours, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001): Three Time Oscar Nominated Fantasy


An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. 152 min. Director: Chris Columbus. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris.  The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001): Three Time Oscar Nominated Fantasy

Film | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By  J.K. Rowling


The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander. 134 min. Director: David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was nominated for two awards at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards in the categories of Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By&nbsp; J.K. Rowling

Author Reading | Penetrating the Third Reich: Polish Secret Agents in the OSS


John Micgiel's book tells the story of cooperation between the Polish Government in Exile and the U.S. Office of Strategic Services during World War II. That effort started with providing strategic and valuable intelligence information early in the war to the French, British, and the Americans, and concluded with the Polish Intelligence Service proposing a joint Polish-American mission which became known as Project Eagle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Dec 2
12:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Penetrating the Third Reich: Polish Secret Agents in the OSS

Lecture | War on Mobile Phones: Technology and Truth in the Age of Digital Witnessing


User-generated content, particularly mobile phone footage from conflict zones, has challenged journalists’ monopoly on the storytelling of war, raising questions about disinformation and fake news. It is, in particular, the truth status of user-generated content and mobile videos that monopolizes public and scholarly debates on conflict reporting: is the image real? who is it attributed to? what is the context in which it is taken in? what interests might it serve? Even though these are important and urgent concerns, the lecture challenges this dominant agenda by asking what is the cost of an exclusive focus on truth? Speaker Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Dec 2
12:30 pm

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Lectures, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, War on Mobile Phones: Technology and Truth in the Age of Digital Witnessing

Film | Double Indemnity (1944): Seven Time Oscar Nominated Film-Noir With Barbara Stanwyck


An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. 107 min. Director: Billy Wilder. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson.  Double Indemnity was nominated for seven Acdemy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Sound. Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1992, Double Indemnity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Dec 2
1:00 pm

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Double Indemnity (1944): Seven Time Oscar Nominated Film-Noir With&nbsp;Barbara Stanwyck

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm

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Tours, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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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1:00 pm

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Workshops, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942): Comedy With Bette Davis and Monty Woolley


When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. 112 min. Director: William Keighley. Starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley. Monty Woolley was nominated for a New York Film Critics Circle Award in 1942 for Best Actor. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942):&nbsp;Comedy With Bette Davis and Monty Woolley

Film | Disney's Aladdin (2019): Musical Fantasy By Guy Ritchie With Will Smith


A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Director: Guy Ritchie. Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott. Aladdin has grossed $1 billion worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2019, and the 34th highest-grossing film of all-time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Disney's Aladdin (2019): Musical Fantasy By Guy Ritchie With Will Smith

Master Class | Piano Chamber Music


Pianist Shai Wosner has appeared with many important orchestras in the United States, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others. He has also appeared with various major orchestras in Europe, including the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Festival | Winter's Eve Tree Lighting Ceremony, Featuring Rock Icon Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes


New York's largest holiday festival, Winter's Eve, features free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and more, and begins with the Upper West Side's tree lighting ceremony. Ronnie Spector is the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, she formed The Ronettes while she was still a teenager and released her first record in 1961. She went on to record genre-defining classics such as the Grammy Award-winning "Walking in the Rain," "Do I Love You," "Baby I Love You," "The Best Part of Breaking Up," "I Can Hear Music," and of course, the international number one smash hit "Be My Baby."
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Dec 2
5:30 pm

Free
Festivals, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve Tree Lighting Ceremony, Featuring Rock Icon Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

Film | Boom! (1968): Drama With Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton


Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs. 110 min. Director: Joseph Losey. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Boom! (1968): Drama With&nbsp;Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton

Opening Reception | Nocturne: Tonalism, Pictorialism, and Modernism


Historical 19th century paintings alongside 20th century photographs by groundbreaking artists Alma Lavenson, Elisabeth Hase, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Imogen Cunningham, Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, and Eugène Carrière. Paralleling both portraits and interiors, the exhibition aims to create a serene ambiance focusing on tonalism, pictorialism, and modernism. The exhibition title references to Whitsler’s night scenes, emphasizing the importance of tonal harmony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Opening Receptions, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Nocturne: Tonalism, Pictorialism, and Modernism

Talk | CANCELLED!! Remembering Trojan Women CANCELLED!


Fifty years ago, the visionary and bold La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart worked with Andrei Serban and Elizabeth Swados to create a reinterpretation of Euripides' Trojan Women. Their aim was to create a radical musical theater work that could be understood by anyone around the world, regardless of native language or culture. Serban remembers Trojan Women and responds to comments by his late collaborators, Swados and Stewart, as recorded in oral histories, media interviews, and lectures archived at the Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Talks, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, CANCELLED!! Remembering Trojan Women CANCELLED!

Discussion | Enduring Vision: Roy DeCarava's Six Decades of Photography


Sherry Turner DeCarava, director and chief curator of the DeCarava Archives; Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, artist and Associate Professor at Cooper Union Leslie Hewitt; and Yale University Professor Kobena Mercer for a discussion about the work of Roy DeCarava.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Enduring Vision: Roy DeCarava's Six Decades of Photography

Discussion | The Pros and Cons of US Universities Operating Campuses and Centers in Authoritarian Countries


Panelists -- Teng Biao, Grove Human Rights Scholar, Hunter College, City University of New York; President, China Against the Death Penalty -- Eli Friedman, Associate Professor of International and Comparative Labor, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University, and Member of Cornell China Center Faculty Advisory Committee -- Carol Kim, Senior Vice President for Global Partnerships -- William C. Kirby, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Chairman, Harvard China Fund, Harvard University -- Pericles Lewis, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy; Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University; founding President, Yale-National University of Singapore -- Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University -- Catharine Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University; affiliated faculty member, NYU Abu Dhabi Moderators Jonathan Fanton, former President, The New School, MacArthur Foundation, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations; former Executive Director, Human Rights Watch Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs Presented by the Center for Public Scholarship at The New School Add to Calendar   Event Type Lectures and Panel Discussions Center Center for Public Scholarship School The New School for Social Research Themes International and Global, Education and Learning Topic Anthropology, Social Sciences, Education, Schools and Universities, Study Abroad Cost Free Website https://www.centerforpublicscholarship.org/single-post/2019/08/15/Should-US-Universities-Operate-in-Countries-with-Authoritarian-Regimes-A-Discussion
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Discussions, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, The Pros and Cons of US Universities Operating Campuses and Centers in Authoritarian Countries

Dance Performance | Winter's Eve: 3 Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupes


Three troupes will perform, alternating between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Chinese Exquisite Art Assembly Inc was established in 2009 under the artistic direction of Jessica Feng. The ensemble works with dozens of professional artists to promote Chinese culture and serves the Chinese-American community for the purpose of promoting the cultural exchange between China and the United States. Fusha Dance Company is based in New York City and dedicated to celebrating the abundant richness of dance, drum, and culture from Africa and the Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of Funmilayo Chesney, the goal of FDC is to enhance lives, increase confidence, and empower participants through dance, drum, drama, music, visual arts and nutrition and wellness programs. Fuakata was founded by Christopher Rogicki in October 2007 to promote Cuban-style Salsa and Timba music in the NYC area and beyond. The group is comprised of both a student and semi-pro team and is the only one in the tri-state area which specializes in Casino and Rueda de Casino. Fuakata strives to showcase the beauty of Cuban Salsa, its evolution, and the diversity of styles it embodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Dec 2
6:00 pm

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Dance Performances, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: 3 Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupes

Concert | Winter's Eve: 3 Holiday Performances


WNET celebrates the one-year anniversary of ALL ARTS, the broadcast channel, streaming app, and website dedicated to arts and culture 24/7 and created by WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS station THIRTEEN. These Winter’s Eve performances cover a range of genres and give you access to the best of the arts. The celebration also includes special surprises and giveaways. Heather Christian at 6:00pm. Obie Award-winning composer, playwright and performer and 2019 Sundance Time Warner Fellow Heather Christian will perform selections from her recent music theater work, “Animal Wisdom” and her upcoming series of quasi-liturgical, music-forward podcasts, records, films, and live performances, “A Practical Breviary”. Guests also will enjoy a sneak preview of selections from Heather’s new work, “Oratorio for Living Things,” which premieres in the spring. (Pictured) Raga Maqam at 7:00pm. Get a sneak peak into the evolution of Raga Maqam, an ensemble bringing new to life the shared musical roots of Iraq and India, with this concert featuring songs in development for the debut of the 14-person ensemble in fall 2020. Iraqi-American composer, santur, and trumpet player Amir ElSaffar will be joined by Zafer Tawil (percussion, oud), George Ziadeh (oud), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Jay Gandhi (bansuri). Shanelle Gabriel at 8:00pm. Shanelle Gabriel brings her fusion of soulful singing and spoken word. Be the first to enjoy a remix of one Shanelle’s favorite Christmas carols during this lively performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: 3 Holiday Performances

Concert | Winter's Eve: A Sonic Imprint


Jasminfire is a visual music artist based in NYC. A violinist first, her sonic imprint is a blend of vocal, soul, and cinematic textures and is featured on Grammy-nominated records by Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. In addition to performances, Jasminfire is currently working on a new series of paintings and original compositions called The Great Beautiful. 
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Concert | Winter's Eve: Brass Band Covers Jazz, Funk, Pop, and Hip-Hop


Founded by tuba player Ryan Hall and trombonist David Joseph in early 2017, The L Train Brass Band quickly grew from a small, second-line brass band interest group on Meetup to a thriving music community of nearly 50 active and contributing members. This rotating, ragtag ensemble covers a wide variety of music, from pop and hip-hop to funk and traditional Dixieland jazz - to eclectic original charts.
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Concert | Winter's Eve: Doo-Wop, Barbershop, School Songs, and More


The Columbia College King's Men were founded in 1948 by request of Dwight Eisenhower, then University President, for that year's Homecoming ceremony. Three years later, at a football game in 1951, Eisenhower told the group, "If you men can get 2,000 others singing with that spirit, I'll personally pin a medal on each one of you." Since then, the Kingsmen have taken that same spirit to the national stage to become one of the most famous a cappella groups in the United States. The Kingsmen have appeared in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and on television in The Ed Sullivan Show, The Steve Allen Program, Two for the Money, and most recently, Good Morning America. Today, the Kingsmen spirit that Eisenhower praised in the '50s remains a strong part of their musical culture: their sound is deeply rooted in doo-wop and the like, but the full scope of their repertoire includes barbershop, contemporary arrangements, school songs, and witty songs of their own composition. Start times: 6:00pm, 7:00pm Followed at 8pm by Broadway Buskers
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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: Doo-Wop, Barbershop, School Songs, and More

Concert | Winter's Eve: Musical Performances


6:00pm Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, is a composer, vocalist and the world’s foremost klezmer violinist. She was an NEA MacDowell Fellow in 2014, an honor for first-time fellows of “extraordinary talent.” She was also a 2014 fellow at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture in NYC, and received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2013 New Jewish Culture Network commission for her original score to the 1918 silent Pola Negri film The Yellow Ticket.   7:45pm Jules & The Jinks Jules & The Jinks is the brain child of first-generation native New Yorkers Julissa Lopez and Erik Rosenberg. Shortly after meeting at a group vocal class between a church and a strip club in Times Square, the two began getting together regularly at Erik’s Brooklyn apartment to write music. Despite their different backgrounds (Dominican from the Bronx and Jewish from the Upper West Side) the two formed a prolific partnership and have collaborated on over thirty songs to date.
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Concert | Winter's Eve: Performances and Activities


Enjoy music, family fun, and other exciting activities during Winter's Eve. Cookie Decorating | 6:00pm-9:00pm The Melita Ensemble | 6:00pm-6:30pm Movie time: "The Little Drummer Boy" | 6:30pm-7:00pm St. Nicholas Arrives | 7:00pm Caroling with the Paulists | 7:10pm-7:30pm Daniel Ficarri: Organ | 7:30pm-8:00pm "Broadway Sings" featuring Tony Award Winner Tony Yazbeck and the St Paul Young Adult Choir and Ensemble under the Direction of Joey Chancey. | 8:00pm-9:00pm Yazbeck will be backed by the Young Adult Choir, which is a Gospel/ Broadway sounding group along with an ensemble of musicians. The music for this year's concert is packed full of big, rousing arrangements of familiar carols; nostalgic standards and interspersed with an audience sing-a-long.
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Mon, Dec 2
6:00 pm

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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: Performances and Activities

Jazz | Winter's Eve: Singer-Songwriter Spanning Jazz, Soul, Experimental, and Haitian Roots Music


Melanie Charles is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, actress, and flutist of Haitian descent, with a creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental, and Haitian roots music. Charles latest release "The Girl with the Green Shoes" established Charles as a progressive voice in jazz. Charles graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with a BFA in vocal jazz performance and trained under the tutelage of jazz masters Reggie Workman, Charles Tolliver, Junior Mance, Janet Lawson, Carla Cook, and Billy Harper. Charles musicianship and artistry has spanned across genres working with Herlin Riley, Jean Grae, SZA, the Gorillaz, Mark De-Clive Lo, Marc Cary, Madlib. Her television appearances include Good Morning America, SNL, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and HBO's Vinyl. Three shows: 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm
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Mon, Dec 2
6:00 pm

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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: Singer-Songwriter Spanning Jazz, Soul, Experimental, and Haitian Roots Music

Dancing | Winter's Eve: Swing Dancing


New York City Swing has been performing prestigious events for over thirty years. With unparalleled versatility, skill and world class musicians, they are the gold-standard in entertainment, specializing in the full range of dance music through all eras. As a preeminent entertainment company in the New York tristate area, New York City Swing has graced the parties of countless Fortune 500 Companies, fundraising organizations, as well as performing for such notable clients as Michael Eisner, Oprah Winfrey at the IRTS Gala, Ted Turner and Presidential Inaugurals for George Bush and Bill Clinton. Since 2002 New York City Swing has performed for the Heisman Trophy Award Dinners including the most recent 2017 ceremony honoring Baker Mayfield and the 2018 ceremony honoring Kyler Murray. Two shows: 6:00pm, 7:45pm
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Mon, Dec 2
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Dancings, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: Swing Dancing

Festival | WinterLand Holiday Tree Lighting


The evening, hosted by Cubby and Christine from 106.7 LITE FM, kicks off with a special charitable presentation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations, as well as A Place for Kids, a nonprofit organization providing safe and educational after school programs for elementary school children in the New York City Chinatown Area. Following the presentation, enjoy traditional carols along with performances by the cast of The Phantom of the Opera and Mean Girls.
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Film | All Is True (2018) With Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench And Ian McKellen: The Final Days Of William Shakespeare


A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. 101 min. Director: Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. The film takes its title from an alternative name for Shakespeare's play Henry VIII.
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Films, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, All Is True (2018) With Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench And Ian McKellen: The Final Days Of William Shakespeare

Talk | Ethical Dilemmas in Aging: "If I'd Only Known"


Why choose the title "If I'd Only Known" for this talk? This was an easy choice for featured speaker Liz Singer. In the 10 years that she has been practicing as a geriatric care manager and coordinator, it is the phrase she hears most often. Planning for what is needed as one ages and as one faces the end of life -- whether for oneself or for a loved one -- can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make! Decisions in the areas of financial, legal, medical, personal, social, emotional...the list goes on and on. And these ethical decisions are fraught with ethical dilemmas.
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Mon, Dec 2
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Talks, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Ethical Dilemmas in Aging: "If I'd Only Known"

Concert | Winter's Eve: Musical Performances


Featuring: 6:30pm Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Nathan formed The Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience. 8:00pm Grupo Rebolu Grupo Rebolu is an Afro-Colombian musical ensemble comprised of some of the finest Colombian musicians in the United States. The group was created to promote the rich musical traditions of their ancestors; the Afro-descendants of Colombia's Caribbean coast. It is their belief that these folkloric traditions should continually evolve over time and with the ideas of new generations of folklorists. This belief is surely reflected in their music.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Ann Weathersby


Artist and BFA Photography and Video faculty member Ann Weathersby discusses her work with fellow artist and department faculty member Allen Frame, on the occasion of Weathersby’s solo exhibition at Fortnight Institute. A reception will follow.
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Lecture | Emotional Narratives / Tragedy / The Religious Wars


A talk by Charles-Louis Morand Métivier about his work on the play called La tragédie du sac de Cabrières. In this play, Professor Morand Métivier examines how tragedies based on historical massacres of Protestants (the destruction of Waldensian villages in the Lubéron, and the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre) produce emotional creations and recreations of the event, warping their historical significance in narratives destined at "becoming" history.
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Lecture | Medieval Medicine and Literature: A Galenic Presence in Dante's Writing


The attention to the relation between medieval medicine and Dante’s writing shows how contemporary scientific thought manifests itself both in evident and less explicit terms, which allude not to exclusively scientific concepts, but to structures of thought shared by other contemporary intellectual discussions, such as philosophy, ethics, political thought. This lecture investigates how the manifest incidence of strictly medical – and more precisely Galenic – notions, such as complexio or the hegemonic principle which rules the human being – permits the investigation of a more oblique presence, where medicine contributes to the formation of complex and multifaceted content. Lecturer: Paola Ureni, CUNY
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Screening | Mind the Wall!: Animated Shorts About 1989


Come and take a peek through the wall. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain that physically and ideologically divided Europe, see a hand-picked selection of top-shelf auteur animated short films. Made in the time of or about the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall in Central-Eastern Europe, these carefully curated animated shorts are wildly imaginative, signaling the coming downfall of Communism by depicting political and social anomalies with a surprising degree of openness and wit.   The films will be introduced by Eszter Polonyi, Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Art and Design of the Pratt Institute.
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Mon, Dec 2
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Screenings, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Mind the Wall!: Animated Shorts About 1989

Concert | Winter's Eve: An Explosive Blend of Caribbean, Latin American and African Sounds


Strings N Skins celebrates their Caribbean, Latin American and African heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of the violin and the djembe. The band was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015 by vocalist and percussionist Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas.
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Mon, Dec 2
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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: An Explosive Blend of Caribbean, Latin American and African Sounds

Concert | Sounds of Mexican Mariachi


The Mariachi Nuevo Mexico was formed in May 2000 from five of the most skilled mariachi performers. Under the direction of their first trumpet player Rene Perez Diaz, the band employs two trumpets, vihuela, Mexican bass (Guitarron), and violin. Start times: 7:15pm, 8:15pm Preceded by the ASCAP Holiday Chorus at 5:30pm.
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Concert | Winter's Eve: Brass Band Covers Jazz, Funk, Pop, and Hip-Hop


Founded by tuba player Ryan Hall and trombonist David Joseph in early 2017, The L Train Brass Band quickly grew from a small, second-line brass band interest group on Meetup to a thriving music community of nearly 50 active and contributing members. This rotating, ragtag ensemble covers a wide variety of music, from pop and hip-hop to funk and traditional Dixieland jazz – to eclectic original charts.
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Classical Music | Works by J. S. Bach and more


The meditative and “compelling” music of Pakistani-American composer Qasim Naqvi casts an unforgettable sonic spell (Pitchfork); his innovative soundtracks have appeared on HBO, PBS, and at the Academy Awards. Violinist Jennifer Koh, a “prodigious builder of musical bridges” (L A Times), joins “charismatic” bass-baritone Davóne Tines (New York Times) and Naqvi himself for a journey across nearly 1,000 years of spiritually elevating music by J. S. Bach, Hildegard of Bingen, Isang Yun, and Naqvi, including a world premiere.   Performers: Qasim Naqvi, composer and synthesizer Jennifer Koh, violin Davóne Tines, baritone
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Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Sharleen Chidiac and Dancers Fana Fraser Jonathan Matthews / Holly Sass
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Jazz | Winter's Eve: Soulful Singing by One of Jazz's Rising Stars


The sweet, soulful, and unforgettable lady of song, Karlea Lynne, is a rapidly rising voice in jazz. Known for the candor in her interpretation and the ambience of her tone, Karlea has been widely recognized as a transportive force for her audiences, taking them on a journey with every song she presents.
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Mon, Dec 2
8:00 pm

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Concerts, December 02, 2019, 12/02/2019, Winter's Eve: Soulful Singing by One of Jazz's Rising Stars

Concert | Winter's Eve: An Award-Winning Choir


Vy Higginsen’s award-winning Sing Harlem Choir was formed to be the break out choir for Mama Foundation for the Arts' School of Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts. Under the direction of Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, the choir has grown to be a highly respected and influential force in the New York gospel scene, producing not only great vocalists, but top notch global citizens. 
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Workshop | Public Speaking Workshop


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
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Author Reading | Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers


Bravo's reality show Vanderpump Rules is centered around the crazy, booze-fueled lives of the staff at Lisa Vanderpump's wildly popular SUR restaurant in West Hollywood. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval, two of the show’s stars, present this book that has drinks for every situation. It features a mix of classy cocktails for fancy special occasions and trashier recipes for those times when you just have a few random ingredients in your kitchen and want to keep the buzz going. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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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 | Prancer (1989): Family Fantasy Drama


A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding. 103 min. Director: John D. Hancock. Starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda. Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please go a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
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Lesson | An Introduction To African American Genealogy


From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
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Lesson | Doing Research: Getting Started with Archives


This class will help researchers who want to know more about searching in archival collections at the Library. Attendees will learn about how archives are described and what to expect when consulting unpublished primary sources.
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Master Class | Piano 


Pianist Pavlina Dokovska has performed as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician at some of the most prestigious halls such as David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Frick Museum, Merkin Hall (all in New York City), National Gallery (Washington D.C.), Berlin Radio Hall, Wigmore Hall (London), Gasteig and Herkulessaal (Munich), among others. Ms. Dokovska is a First Prize winner of the Claude Debussy International Piano Competition in France and Italy’s International Piano Competition of Senigalia.
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Discussion | Combating Climate Change: Regional Responses to Global Challenges


Climate change will increasingly impact every aspect of every life in every region around the world. Through the lens of the Global Centers, faculty will share their perspectives on the impacts of climate change in different regions around the world and how each region has been working to mitigate these effects. Panelists: - Ruth DeFries (University Professor; Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development) will speak on agriculture in India - Josh Fisher (Director of the AC4 Program) will speak on water in the Middle East - Faye McNeill (Professor of Chemical Engineering) will speak on air pollution in Africa and India - Lisa Sachs (Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center on Sustainable Investment) will speak on how extractive industries are addressing the climate crisis in Latin America Moderator: Alex Halliday, Director of Earth Institute
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Discussions, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Combating Climate Change: Regional Responses to Global Challenges

Author Reading | Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Marking 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA


Tony Pecinovsky will discuss his book. Pecinovsky is the president of the St. Louis Workers’ Education Society (WES), a 501c3 non-profit organization chartered by the St. Louis Central Labor Council as a Workers Center. His articles have been published in the St. Louis Labor Tribune, Alternet, Shelterforce, Political Affairs, and Z-Magazine, among other publications.  
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Festival | Light Up Luminaries: An Evening of Fun and Holiday Cheer


Light Up Luminaries signals the start of the holiday season with an evening full of fun and holiday cheer as you celebrate the spectacular light installation and holiday tradition. Enjoy free ice skating on the waterfront, sweet treats, and live performances from Joe McGinty & The Losers Lounge and more.
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Lecture | Security and the Political Geographies of Gender Violence


Over the last couple of decades, violence against women and gender-based violence have emerged as powerful master categories in agendas of international governance and international law, increasingly folded into practices of state sovereignty and global security. What were once marginalized feminist concerns now sit firmly at the nexus of powerful global networks of institutions and practices that have recast development and humanitarianism in line with post 9/11 global security regimes. This lecture will outline questions we should be asking about the way this visionary feminist cause is playing out in global and local systems of power. Based on a collaborative research project with feminist scholars working in the Middle East and South Asia, Lila Abu-Lughod will outline some of the political and institutional circuits that gender violence traverses, consolidates, and animates, paying special attention to “the Muslim question” so central to these operations.
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Lectures, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Security and the Political Geographies of Gender Violence

Opening Reception | 7 Solo Photography Shows


With: Peter Agron Denice Flores Almendares Patricia Beary John Custodio Larry Davis Arnold Kastenbaum Linda Sandow
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Book Signing | Babie Brood: Small Paintings, 1985–2018


First published on the occasion of her concurrent exhibitions at David Zwirner in New York, Babie Brood is the first survey of the artist Lisa Yuskavage’s small-scale paintings, which offer a new window into the artist’s transgressive paintings and complex and influential oeuvre.
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Film | Ben-Hur (1959): Eleven Time Oscar Winning Adventure Drama 


When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. 212 min. Director: William Wyler. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd.  Ben-Hur won eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Cinematography. In 2004, the National Film Preservation Board selected Ben-Hur for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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Author Reading | Book Reports - A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading


Legendary Village Voice writer Rob Christgau chats with jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, as they discuss the passion that made Christgau a critic, his love for the written word and showcase this generous collection of his book reviews and literary essays. Book Reports - A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading establishes Christgau as not just the Dean of American Rock Critics, but one of America's most insightful cultural critics as well.
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Discussion | Southern Crossings: Composition and Collaboration


A meeting of minds? A missed encounter? In 1836, as the abolition of slavery came into effect, the famed astronomer, John Herschel and his wife, Margaret returned to England from Cape Town where, two years earlier, they had entertained Charles Darwin. Southern Crossings restages the failed dinner in the dream-image of what might have been. The chamber opera, with music by Zaid Jabri and a libretto by Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris, comprises a layered set of conversations about time—of evolution, eternity and freedom; and revolution—of ideas and nations—between Darwin and the Herschels, and their indentured servants, January and Leah. A conversation with composer Zaid Jabri, and librettists, Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris
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Dance Performance | Woodland Riot: Dance Performance and Art Installation


The Vanessa Long Dance Company presents a contemporary dance performance and art installation. Four separate installation art and performance pieces will be presented simultaneously, all focusing on contemporary social and environmental issues. Through this evening of performance, the VLDC hopes to encourage conversations and challenge the status quo. Light refreshments will be served.
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Dance Performances, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Woodland Riot: Dance Performance and Art Installation

Talk | China Chic: Orientalist Orientations in Western Performing Arts


Phil Chan is co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, a movement for change in the ballet community of stereotypes of Asians. From The Nutcracker to Crazy Rich Asians, Chan approaches issues of race and representation by exploring “cultural appropriation” through the lens of dance history — where he finds many parallels to fashion and costuming.
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Classical Music | Piano and Violin Works by Faure, Janacek, and Others


Program: Anne Qian Wang (b. 1994) Now, There Is No Other Story Leos Janacek (1854-1928) In the Mists Ryan Anthony Francis (b. 1981) Wind-Up Bird Preludes Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Op. 13 Gabrielle Chou, piano/violin
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Tue, Dec 3
6:00 pm

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Concerts, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Piano and Violin Works by Faure, Janacek, and Others

Reading | 2019 Margins Fellows and Mentors Reading


With: Amanda Ajamfar, Yuxi Lin, Abigail Savitch-Lew, Sabrina Imbler, Zaina Arafat, Tina Chang, Ed Yong, & Lisa Ko
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Author Reading | Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump


Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Brennan Center President Michael Waldman will talk about Katyal's new book; the Ukraine scandal and what happens next; the constitutional context and history of impeachment, and more
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Author Reading | Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines


For more than fifty years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In their new book, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering insiders’ perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century. They look back at some of their most important and compelling projects, from the creation of New York magazine to redesigns of such publications as Time, Fortune, Paris Match, and The Nation, explaining how their designs complemented a story and shaped the visual identity of a magazine.
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Tue, Dec 3
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Author Reading | Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the UK Women's Liberation Movement, 1968-Present


Sisterhood and After is the first book-length history of the 'second wave' of the UK Women's Liberation Movement from the 1970s onwards. It is powered by uniquely in- depth oral histories, and in this way, illustrates the important connection between oral history practice and feminism in the British context. Margaretta Jolly's book explores key debates and trends in theoretical work, and uses individual and collective memories to cast new light on prominent and less well-known women activists, on iconic women's movement actions and campaigns and on feminist critiques of gender and power.
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Lecture | The Death of Human Rights: Drones, Torture and the New Nationalism


Drones, torture, and the new nationalism--the distinguished journalist reflects on two decades of the War on Terror. Award-winning journalist and celebrated author Mark Danner delivers this year's annual Robert B. Silvers Lecture, The Death of Human Rights: Drones, Torture and the New Nationalism. Danner has written about political conflict and human rights for three decades, covering, among other stories, Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. He has also written regularly about American politics, reporting on every presidential election since 2000. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a staff writer for many years at The New Yorker, Danner has worked on the editorial staffs of the New York Review, Harper's Magazine, and The New York Times. He has published a half dozen books, the most recent of which is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War (2016).
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera with Maestro Queler


The third Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features legendary conductor and founder of Opera Orchestra of New York Eve Queler. More than anyone else, Maestro Queler was instrumental in the discovery and presentation of forgotten masterpieces of Italian opera as well as those from France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. She will discuss her singular career and the stars she collaborated with.
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Tue, Dec 3
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Talks, December 03, 2019, 12/03/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera with Maestro Queler

Discussion | Regeneration: What It Means in Cultural and Political Terms


The Kitchen L.A.B. (Language, Art, Bodies) is a year-long series that brings together artists and writers across disciplines to unpack how the meaning of artistic and cultural terms may shift—and become more resonant or ambiguous—over time. This year, the series considers the term “regeneration” as it pertains to creating something new; as it relates to recycling or re-purposing historic issues or material; and, within the broader cultural and political landscape, as it intersects with the historical question of whether to bring about change through revolution or reform. The event features Andrea Geyer, Sarah Schulman and James Allister Sprang.
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Author Reading | All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson


Welcome author Mark Griffin for the the paperback release of his definitive Rock Hudson biography. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture. This will be a discussion with the author and audience Q&A, followed by a signing. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Film | Anna and Edith (1974): Fighting Patriarchy


Anna and Edith work together at an insurance company and get closer as they fight the patriarchy at home and in the office. This 1970s classic was the first film to show a love story between two women in a positive light on German television. Director. Gerrit Neuhaus With Barbara Stanek, Karin Siefart, Henning GisselBack 77 min. In German with English subtitles
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Classical Music | Father, My Father: An Audiovisual Premiere


Music of the Americas will present Talea Ensemble in the premiere of NYC-based Canadian composer David Adamcyk's audiovisual piece Father, My Father. Father, My Father is an evening-length concert music reflection on how the #MeToo movement has impacted him as a father. It features a selection of poems, texts, and musical quotations, amongst which are interspersed interviews with individuals of different ages on the subjects of parenthood, gender, relationships, and power. An array of loudspeakers play back these materials and immerse the audience in an audio-collage that alternates with original music, performed by five instrumentalists from Talea Ensemble and vocalist/collaborator Lucy Dhegrae. The result is a tightly woven musical experience that considers the changing roles, attitudes, and interpersonal dynamics of gender in society and family contexts, and contemplates how parenthood, among many other avenues, can affect positive change in the future.
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Film | Golden Sting (2018): Basketball and Dictatorship


This sports drama explores the turbulent history of basketball in Czechoslovakia amid the social turmoil caused by various dictatorships. Director: Radim Špaček 107 min.
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Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
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Film | Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Las Sinsombrero (2015): Women and the History of Spain


Las Sinsombrero recovers the legacy and memory of a group of women who lived during the first decades of the 20th Century, demonstrating how their ideas, work, and actions were and are fundamental for understanding the culture and history of Spain. Directors: Tània Balló, Manuel Jiménez Núñez, Serrana Torres 56 minutes In Spanish with English subtitles. Followed by a conversation with visiting professor and writer Sara Nadal-Melsió.
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Talk | A Conversation on Disability and Technology


This is the inaugural event in "The Art of Flourishing: A Conversation on Disability and Technology." Featuring Haben Girma. The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and the author of the bestselling new book Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. Rachel Kolb. Rachel Kolb graduated from Stanford University and was the first Deaf Rhodes scholar at Oxford. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and she gave a TED talk at TEDx Stanford in 2013. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. The first signing Deaf woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy, she characterizes her work as "deaf philosophy--the space where philosophy intersects with Deaf studies." Erik Parens, senior research scholar at The Hastings Center, director of the Center's Initiative in Bioethics and the Humanities, and author of Shaping Our Selves: Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking, will introduce the event. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of English and bioethics at Emory University and co-editor of About Us: Essays from the New York Times about Disability by People with Disabilities, a new book based on the New York Times's pioneering series, will moderate the conversation among the panelists. Joel Michael Reynolds, the Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities at The Hastings Center and an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and author of Ethics After Ableism: Disability, Pain, and the History of Morality, will facilitate the sustained conversation with the audience. Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Classical Music | Resonant City: Venice -- Madrigals for Cello, Choir, and City


Andrea Liberovici's work for solo cello, vocal ensemble, and ambient sound digitally recorded in Venice by Liberovici, brought by Yale University's noted musicologist Professor Ellen Rosand, evokes that mysterious, fragile city.
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Talk | The Jewishness of Key Intellectuals and Cultural Figures of Our Times


Professor Irwin Wall will be looking at the "Jewishness" of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Franz Kafka. All four were born ethnically Jewish and culturally German. To what extent did they identify as Jews, what role did their Jewish origins play in determining the course of their careers, and to what extent did their understanding of Judaism and Jews influence their life work?
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Lecture | Urban Algorythms: The City as a Body


Human bodies often render their internal operations audible, and for centuries healers have used auscultation — the practice of listening to the body, typically aided by gadgets and machines — to assess the body's health and diagnose ailments. Cities, likewise, have lent themselves to sonic analysis, and they’ve been likened to both bodies and machines. This talk examines how methods of urban listening, through human and machinic ears, have “sounded out” the city as an organic or machinic body — and how new artificially intelligent ears are “scoring" the city in accordance with their own computational logic.  Speaker Shannon Mattern is a Professor at The New School for Social Research.
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Talk | The Distinguished Writers Series: Kathryn Harrison


Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels Envy, The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, Thicker Than Water, Enchantments and most recently On Sunset. She has also written memoirs, The Kiss and The Mother Knot, a travel memoir, The Road to Santiago, a biography, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and a collection of personal essays, Seeking Rapture. She is also a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. 
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Jazz | Jazz Ensemble Workshop


The Hunter Jazz Ensemble & Popular Jazz Music Combos.
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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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Lesson | Career Finder's Club  Part 1: Values, Confidence, and Competence


Margaret Sweeney kicks-off this 3-week series by considering values, confidence, and competence. She reviews a values list and explains how personal values translate to organizational values. Learn how to explore your “confidence/competence ratio”.  Margaret Sweeney took two career breaks to raise her children, worked across multiple industries, transitioned from the field of accounting to human resources, and did a stint in direct marketing. A career coach with more than 20 years of experience at Fortune 100 companies, as well as experience in the start-up space, she is experienced in organizational behavior, performance management, team effectiveness, and organizational design. Session #2 - Wednesday, December 11 at 10:30 AM “Resume/Cover Letter/LinkedIn” Session #3 - Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30 AM “Personal Brand/Networking/Time Management”.
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Film | Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Three Time Oscar Winning Drama With Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto


In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. 117 min. Director: Jean-Marc Vallee. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto. Dallas Buyers Club won three Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling. The film also won the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and garnered nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.
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Film | The Girl Downstairs (1938): Romantic Comedy By Norman Taurog


A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him. 77 min. Director: Norman Taurog. Starring Franciska Gaal, Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly. 
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Author Reading | This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality


Perhaps the most important global trend of the last few years has been the rise—and transformation—of information warfare. In the digital age, real military engagement matters less than how it is broadcast. The result is a constant deluge of lies, shock humor, absurdity, and fear-mongering—a circus atmosphere created to disorient us and undermine our sense of truth. In This Is Not Propaganda, celebrated and oft-cited “disinformation expert” Peter Pomerantsev takes us on a Pynchonian-like journey behind enemy lines of the endless, multinational information war. In his signature style—by turns analytical, poetic, lurid, and funny—Pomerantsev explores the contours of this new global order.
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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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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-December 11, 2019
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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Workshop | Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation


Within us all lay resources we never knew we had, unlimited wisdom, fearlessness, unconditional love and bliss. Learn how meditation can help us access these extraordinary qualities and discover its power to change your life. Dr. Andrew Vidich will present a simple effective meditation technique that will reveal new states of awareness and help you tap into the riches that are awaiting you within.
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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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Jazz | Midday Jazz: Performance By Funk Orchestra


The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra performs compositions born of the genres of funk, contemporary and Latin Jazz while embracing the varied backgrounds and experiences of its members.
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Film | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011): Three Time Oscar Nominated Cold War Spy Thriller With Gary Oldman


In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. 127 min. Director: Tomas Alfredson. Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, John Hurt. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy received three Oscar nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and for Oldman, Best Actor.
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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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Master Class | Clarinet Master Class


Clarinetist Mark Dover is part of Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds. In addition to his work in the classical world, Dover has an extensive background in jazz and improvised music. He has performed and/or recorded with numerous jazz, pop, and soul musicians, including Edward Simon, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, David Binney, Bernard Purdie, Cyrille Aimée and more. Dover was praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing".
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Slide Lecture | Aerial Photography: Between Documentary, Art and Activism


This presentation will explore how photography was used by Júlia Pontés as a tool to raise awareness about harmful mining in Brazil in her project Mineral Veins | Transitory Landscapes. She will talk about the choices of combining Large Format film and digital cameras to document open pit mine and tailing dams from a small aircraft and also about how her project and practice evolved since she started this project 4 years ago. She will also present images from her extensive fieldwork and share her concept of investigative art. She will explain her process of social and economical investigation that supports her role as an activist and as part of a social movement that demands fairer mining practices in Brazil. And she'll talk about her challenges as she tries to insert her work both in the engaged art and journalism world.
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Book Signing | Babie Brood: Small Paintings, 1985–2018


First published on the occasion of her concurrent exhibitions at David Zwirner in New York, Babie Brood is the first survey of the artist Lisa Yuskavage’s small-scale paintings, which offer a new window into the artist’s transgressive paintings and complex and influential oeuvre.
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Opening Reception | Fresh Blood: Innovative Practices and Idiomatic Perspectives


A look at eight artists -- Clint Bargers, Deric Carner, Mark Dineen, Jon Duff, Loren Erdrich, Jennifer Lothrigel, Julie Nagle, and Matt Sears -- whose innovative practices and idiomatic perspectives offer intriguing new positions from which to engage with emerging and mid-career contemporary art.
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Screening | Hands: New Short Film from an Oscar-Winning Animator


Oscar-winning animator and animation historian John Canemaker hosts a screening and Q&A of his new animated short, Hands. This beautifully hand-drawn film is an adaptation of a story from Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. The film follows Wing Biddlebaum, a lonely former schoolteacher whose "hands" led to a scandal that drove him from his previous town and life's calling. Canemaker's The Moon and the Son (2005) received an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. He is the author of such books as Winsor McCay: His Life and Art (1987/2005), The Art and Flair of Mary Blair (2003), and Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation (2001).
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6:00 pm

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Book Discussion | John Galliano for Dior: Photographs


André Leon Talley and Valerie Steele discuss John Galliano for Dior, the new book showcasing John Galliano’s creations for the House of Dior, captured in inspiring images by celebrated photographer Robert Fairer. The unforgettable designs, which have become collectors’ items and form a key chapter in the history of the House of Dior, are widely recognized as some of the most breathtaking and imaginative collections ever created. Book signing will follow.
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Book Club | Laura: A Detective Novel Adapted Into A Movie


Many of us know the movie, but how many of us have read the book?!? This course examines the forces at play during the 1930s and 40s which gave rise to cynical depictions of American society and culture in literature, to which Hollywood responded with the creation of film noir. Novels that reflect pressing social and political issues of the times, including gender, race and economics will be read and discussed and subsequently a scene or two from each film will be watched as it is considered as a literary adaptation. This session Laura (1942, 1943), a detective novel by Vera Caspary, will be discussed. It is her best known work, and was adapted into a popular film in 1944, with Gene Tierney in the title role.
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Opening Reception | The Tribeca Show: 5 Photographers


More than two decades ago Tribeca-the-neighborhood became Tribeca-the-global-brand. Everything from racehorses to rap artists to bars, bracelets, and yachts have taken the name. “It has an ultra-cool, hip and happening feel to it,” said a Los Angeles designer about his new necklace, the Tribeca. Actually, no it doesn’t. Not to those who know the neighborhood. The Tribeca Show undertakes a de-branding of Tribeca through the perspectives of five Tribeca-based photographers. Their work, each in a different way, counters the area’s over-hyped reputation for trendiness and glamour. The show is curated by April Koral and Carl Glassman, whose publication, The Tribeca Trib, has been chronicling Tribeca in news, features, and photography for 25 years. Photos by Glassman, a photojournalist and documentary photographer, along with images by photographers Donna Ferrato, Marc Kaczmarek, Susan Rosenberg Jones, and Allan Tannenbaum, present a nuanced portrait of the neighborhood across decades that defies the media’s insistent focus on celebrity and wealth. The show is completed by archival photographs that highlight the evolving past as visual context to the Tribeca of today.
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Discussion | Learn Searching A Job Opportunity And Geting Prepared For The Interview


John Crant discusses how to research a job opportunity before you interview and become fully prepared for interview success. And, with the right follow-up, you remain memorable – not leaving your success to chance. The session is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. The discussion includes: Success is about Preparation Researching the Company, Job and More... before the Interview Be Ready to Impress: The Self-Recruiter® Interview Checklist Thank You Notes that Solve Your Problems in Advance John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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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 | The Development of New York Foreign Mail as a Collecting and Exhibiting Experience


Nick Kirke of the Czech Republic share his philatelic journey transforming a passion for US mail into a collection; a collection into a display, and his display into an international award-winning exhibit of New York City Foreign Mail.
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Festival | Tree Lighting and Sing-Along in the Park: A New York Tradition


Enjoy the fun with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet as children and grown-ups alike sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides songbooks so everyone can sing along.
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Festivals, December 04, 2019, 12/04/2019, Tree Lighting and Sing-Along in the Park: A New York Tradition

Author Reading | Find Me: Andre Aciman Presents His Sequel to Call Me by Your Name


Andre Aciman's novel Call Me by Your Name was a critical sensation, a best-seller, and became a much-loved Academy Award-winning film starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. In the anticipated sequel, Find Me, Aciman revisits the characters decades after their first meeting, further exploring one of the great contemporary romances. He speaks about the new book with Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic and staff writer for The New Yorker.
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6:30 pm

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Author Readings, December 04, 2019, 12/04/2019, Find Me: Andre Aciman Presents His Sequel to Call Me by Your Name

Author Reading | Her Body and Other Parties: Award-Winning Fiction


Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. ife.
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Film | My Life as a Zucchini (2016): Award-Winning Animation


After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. My Life as a Zucchini is a Swiss-French animated film winner of the Cesar Awards in France for the Best Animated Film and nominated at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Director: Claude Barras 70 min.
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Films, December 04, 2019, 12/04/2019, My Life as a Zucchini (2016): Award-Winning Animation

Author Reading | New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore


Kara Schlichting examines the city’s geographic edges—the coastlines and waterways—and the small-time unelected locals and residents who quietly, but indelibly, shaped the modern city alongside power brokers like Robert Moses. It challenges the idea that urbanization is always a linear progression and that growth is always directed by central planners and government officials.  Ordinary citizens (like joggers in waterfront parks!) also played a role. Her book is a synthesis of planning history, environmental history and urban history that recasts the story of our city. 
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Author Reading | The Enigma of Clarence Thomas: A Justice Unrobed


In the first examination of its kind, Corey Robin delves deeply into both Thomas's biography and his jurisprudence, masterfully reading his Supreme Court opinions against the backdrop of his autobiographical and political writings and speeches. The hidden source of Thomas's conservative views, Robin shows, is a profound skepticism that racism can be overcome. Thomas is convinced that any government action on behalf of African-Americans will be tainted by racism; the most African-Americans can hope for is that white people will get out of their way.
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Author Readings, December 04, 2019, 12/04/2019, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas: A Justice Unrobed

Discussion | Two Doc Queens: 2 Filmmakers Discuss Their Work


Known as the ‘Doyenne of Documentaries,’ Sheila Nevins has produced dozens of Oscar, Peabody, and Emmy-winning films (“When the Levees Broke,” “Citizenfour”). Nevins recently left HBO — after an incredible 38-year run — to lead MTV’s new documentary division. Erin Lee Carr has been stunningly prolific in a relatively nascent career as a filmmaker, directing such acclaimed documentaries as “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v Michelle Carter,” as well as “Mommy Dead and Dearest.” The two doc queens join in a cross-generational conversation about their work, and what the future holds for the next generation of documentary filmmakers. Moderated by J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communication. Presented with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and SVA Theatre Tags   United States Events New York Events Things to do in New York, NY New York Seminars New York Film & Media Seminars   Share with friends Facebook Facebook Messenger LinkedIn Twitter email Date and Time Wed, December 4, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST Add to Calendar Location SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10011
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Staged Reading | #NWORD: Two Families Clash


Two Brooklyn mothers clash when one woman's child is seen calling the other's son the n-word is a video online. Written by Christian Elder.
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Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
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Tour | Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour


See the holiday lights of midtown.  Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring your Metrocard.
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Film | Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019): A Story of Love, Family, and Finding Your Voice


This HBO documentary is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. Their lives weave a story about what we discover when we push beyond loss. Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky 90 min.
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Festival | 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting


The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time with live performances.
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Staged Reading | Deux Femmes on the Edge de la Revolution Part II: Tigress of San Domingue


The second installment of France-Luce Benson's Haitian Revolution trilogy, this play is about an enslaved African healer turned rebel soldier, and Valentine, a French woman sold into marriage to a plantation master form an unlikely alliance. As Toussaint L'Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines continue the fight for freedom and equality, both women are forced to choose between their obligations to fulfill a prophecy, and their allegiance to the new nation rising from the ashes.
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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.
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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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Film | A Man for All Seasons (1966): Six Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture


The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry. 120 min. Director: Fred Zinnemann. Starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw. A Man for All Seasons won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 39th Academy Awards, while the cast and crew won another five, including Best Director for Zinnemann and Best Actor for Scofield.
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Film | Christmas in Connecticut (1945): Christmas Romantic Comedy With Barbara Stanwyck


A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. 101 min. Director: Peter Godfrey. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet.  A remake of Christmas in Connecticut was made in 1992. 
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Talk | A New York Times Correspondent on Reporting from Tibet


Edward Wong is a diplomatic and international correspondent for The New York Times who reports on foreign policy from Washington, D.C. He has spent most of his 20-year career with the Times abroad, reporting for 13 years from China and Iraq. As Beijing bureau chief, he ran the Times' largest overseas operation.
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12:00 pm

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Talks, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, A New York Times Correspondent on Reporting from Tibet

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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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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Talk | The New Role of Board Director in Japan: A Global Context


Featuring: Ayako Weissman, Outside Director, Toshiba Corporation; Senior Vice President, Horizon Kinetics LLC; Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital; Senior Fellow, High Meadows Institute Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
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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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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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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: Brahms, Schubert


Music In Midtown ends the fall semester with a program of chamber works, performed by extraordinary artists in the DMA program in music performance. Performers include Gabrielle Chou, piano; Carrie Frey, viola; Gregory Hartmann, piano; Graeme Johnson, clarinet; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Ari Livne, piano; Shiwen Mo, piano; Clare Monfredo, violoncello; Jennifer Roderer, mezzo-soprano; and Maren Rothfritz, viola. Works presented include Two Songs Opus 91 by Johannes Brahms, Limun by Clara Ianotta, Franz Schubert's Fantasy in F Minor D. 940, and Clarinet Trio Opus 114 by Johannes Brahms.
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Thu, Dec 5
1:00 pm

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Concerts, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Music In Midtown: Brahms, Schubert

Classical Music | Pipes At One Organ Recital


Students of Ken Cowan from Rice University, Houston, TX.
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Classical Music | Works By Italian Baroque Composer


Vocal sextet The Western Wind performs pieces by Italian Baroque Composer Salamone Rossi Hebreo. Linda Lee Jones, soprano; Eric S. Brenner, countertenor; Todd Frizzell, David Vanderwal, tenors; Eli Blaisdell, baritone; Rebecca Pechevsky, harpsichord. Salamone Rossi Hebreo was a violinist, singer, and composer at the ducal court of Mantua where he was employed by the Gonzagas. Rossi occupies a unique place in the evolution of Italian Baroque music as the creator of the trio sonata style, and in Jewish music as the first composer to set Jewish texts in the European musical language of his time. About the performers Vocal sextet The Western Wind has performed in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, ArtPark, The Ordway Theater and The Metropolitan Museum, among others.
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Film | A Christmas Carol (1951): British Fantasy Drama With Alastair Sim


Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. 86 min. Director: Brian Desmond Hurst. Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison. The film was released in Britain under its original title, Scrooge.
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Film | A Matter of Life and Death (1946): Fantasy Romance Shot Right After The Second World War


A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. 104 min. Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote. In 1999, A Matter of Life and Death placed 20th on the British Film Institute's list of Best 100 British films.
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Film | Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Action Comedy With Dwayne Johnson And Jason Statham


Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. 137 min. Director: David Leitch. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba. As of October 27, 2019, Hobbs & Shaw has grossed $173.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $586.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $760.2 million.
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Film | Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Action Comedy With  Dwayne Johnson And Jason Statham


Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. 137 min. Director: David Leitch. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba.  As of October 27, 2019, Hobbs & Shaw has grossed $173.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $586.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $760.2 million.
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Workshop | Researching Naturalization Records


In this class the history of how our ancestors became citizens of the United States of America will be explored, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
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Film | Strange But True (2019): Noir Thriller With Amy Ryan And Greg Kinnear


A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child. 96 min. Director: Rowan Athale. Starring Nick Robinson, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear. 
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Symposium | Hybrid Intersections: Fashion, Costume, Cinema and Television


3:00pm to 4:00pm: A conversation with Siobhan Nestor (New York City Ballet) and Deepsikha Chatterjee (Hunter and CUNY Graduate Center) Screening: The New Made in Italy. Video series showcasing the story behind Italian excellence in Fashion. Costume Design and Cultural Heritage by Massimo Mascolo, Claudio Napoli, and Eugenia Paulicelli. Followed by a Q&A with the authors 6:00pm to 8:00pm: A Master Class with two time Donatello Award winner Daniela Ciancio and Costume Concept Artist Christian Cordella on fashion and costume design, for cinema and television today, accompanied by slides, clips and videos.  
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Lecture | Interpreting, Performing, and Broadcasting the U.S. Black Freedom Struggles in the People’s Republic of China, 1960-1964


Speaker: Ruodi Duan, Harvard University. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the Q & A session. 
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Talk | MeMoSa: Dancers Speak on Age and Disability


Heidi Latsky, who started dancing at the age of 20 and is now dancing in her 60s while running her physically integrated company, will share thoughts about aging and her experiences with the disability community, particularly how her integrated work steers away from the “medical therapeutic” model even as there are clearly positive changes that occur for her dancers. Gregory Youdan, a former HLD dancer, is currently a PhD Student in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Greg will highlight the emerging research of dance as intervention for aging populations and those who have neurological diseases. Accompanying this talk will be some videos of Latsky’s work.
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Other | 23rd Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting


Celebrate the season at the 23rd Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The evening concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.
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Lecture | 30 Years of Theorizing Justice: Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory and Contemporary Challenges


Looking back on its journey in the 30th year, in this talk, Prof. Kimberlie Crenshaw expounds on intersectionality through the lens of personal narrative. She reflects on formative experiences that shaped her political consciousness as a woman and as a Black person, and how those anecdotes directly informed her theorization and application of intersectionality. She grounds her observations against a backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating political environment in which the destabilization of new and old democracies underscores the naiveté of celebrating the Obama era as a “post-racial” moment. Reception to follow.
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Concert | Christmas in the City: Glee Actress Lea Michele Sings


Christmas in the City reunites Lea Michele with songwriter and producer Adam Anders, as the two return for their first collaborative project since working together on Glee. The album features timeless hits like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and more, as well as "Christmas in New York," a new original that is sure to become an instant classic. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Concerts, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Christmas in the City: Glee Actress Lea Michele Sings

Author Reading | Correspondents: War, Refugees and U.S. Policy in Both Life and Literature


Tim Murphy's novel is about the impact of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on two families, one Arab-American, one Iraqi. Murphy will then be in conversation with his consultant on the novel, Yasir Dhannoon, a New York-based fashion and tech entrepreneur who is an Iraqi refugee and board member of The Syria Fund, which supports Syrian refugees in Jordan, and with Lexi Shereshewsky, founder of The Syria Fund, who met Dhannoon when they were both living in prewar Syria in the late 2000s.
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Opening Reception | Cotton: Symbol of the Forgotten


John Dowell blends a unique mixture of spiritualism, historical awareness, racial angst and deft technique to create photographic works that inspire the viewer to recognize the injustices imposed upon the black community, especially in New York, over the past 400 years.
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Opening Reception | Exposure: Week 2


With: Barbara Brockelbank, Lucky Checkley, Sachie Hayachi, Cathy Jarcho, Erin Karp, James Pasavento, Maisie Prince, Ilene Ritz, Jocelyn Russell, Ziya Tarapore
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Opening Reception | Light4Nights: Unusual, Magical Art


New work by Tom Fitzgibbon for the holiday season.
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Author Reading | Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work and the Promise of America


Author Karine Jean-Pierre is a Haitian-American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator, and lecturer in international and public affairs. She is the senior advisor and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
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Opening Reception | Rocked: A Fusion of Street Art and Pop Art


Jan Klein (born 1951) is a contemporary Danish artist. The work of Jan Klein is a fusion of street art and pop art is in the mixed media genre, combining paints and collages. His works are orgies of colors and he finds inspiration everywhere. Musicians from the 1950's up to today, icons, words, sayings, and statements are essential elements of most of his works.
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Opening Reception | SurveillAnts: An Interactive Biological Installation


SurveillAnts is an interactive, biological installation that explores the unseen world of ants. Tracing the movements of living harvester ants, the artists reveal emergent patterns and interactions, inviting the audience to contemplate the relationship between individual and collective, and between emergent systems at different scales—from the micro to the macro. The effect is a real-time, augmented reality ant farm, that allows participants to explore the relationships between individual ants and their collective superorganism. The piece aims to provoke the audience’s curiosity about non-human life, touching on themes of emergent intelligence, biological algorithms, systemic pattern making, and creation. About the Artists Gal Nissim is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and researcher who bridges art, science, and technology to create interactive work that invites participants to explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture, and human-made environments. Leslie Ruckman is a Brooklyn-based designer and researcher exploring the impacts of an increasingly technologically mediated society.
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Film | Tomorrow (2015): Solutions to the Climate Crisis


Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion 118 min.
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Opening Reception | Wreath Interpretations: An Array of Imaginative and Unusual Wreaths


NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will join staff and artists to celebrate the 37th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition opening, bringing in the holiday season with an array of imaginative and unusual wreaths. This year’s exhibition includes wreaths by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who employed a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and lighthearted fun. Incorporating unconventional materials like woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs, this year’s wreaths draw inspiration from a variety of themes, including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the bridges of New York City.
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Forum | A Playlist for Our Future? Accelerating the Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Complexity


The rise of intelligent technologies has given rise to ongoing debates about the challenges and impact of artificial intelligence, especially relating to privacy, jobs and access, social and ethnic bias, and questions concerning their regulation. One way to address these challenges, and to prepare for an increasingly complex future, is to develop a diverse workforce that values human capabilities such as imagination, flexibility, and critical thinking. How might we accomplish this? What will be the role played by industry and education in empowering agile, creative, problem-solving humans? Is there an enhanced role for history and the humanities in evaluating and contextualizing advances in machine intelligence? How should we work collectively to ensure that transformations in work and schooling broaden human capabilities and achieve positive results for all? Speakers: -- Lydia Chilton, Assistant Professor of Computer Science -- Matthew Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization -- Alison Lord, Global Head of Talent, Google Creative Lab -- Mickey McManus, Autodesk Fellow, researcher, computer scientist, serial entrepreneur, and author of Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology -- Moderated by Beth Comstock, former vice chair and CMO, General Electric, and author of Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change
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Lecture | Art and the Anthropocene


A talk by Professor Claus Leggewie (University of Giessen) in which he will discuss the changes brought on by the new geological age of the Anthropocene and its impact on culture and the arts.
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Festival | Holiday Lights Event


Kick off the holiday season with a festive and charming evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats with the community. If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a new, unwrapped gift for Stockings With Care.
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Discussion | Latin America's Mounting Water Crisis


Droughts and other water-related challenges pose a rising threat to tens of millions of Latin Americans. Forecasters say the biggest risks are centered in precisely the biggest centers of population and economic activity. The most obvious solution--to spend billions of dollars retrofitting houses with pipes and building new treatment plants--is neither economically viable in an age of austerity nor does it adequately protect water sources themselves. But some governments and companies are pointing the way forward. Americas Quarterly and an expert panel discuss realistic, creative, and multifaceted solutions to tackle Latin America's invisible crisis. Speakers: -- Hugo Contreras, Director for Water Security, Latin America, The Nature Conservancy -- Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center -- Olga Reyes, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Latin America, The Coca-Cola Group -- Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Director for Policy,
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Discussion | Midtown Local Voices Network: Everyone Is Invited To Be Heard


You can participate in this recorded community conversation on the topics that matter most to you. These recordings will be made available for journalists, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders to tune into real community stories and concerns. Here's how it works: Step one: You'll join a 4 - 6 person recorded conversation with fellow New Yorkers in your community, facilitated by NYPL staff. You'll share real concerns, stories, and ideas connected to your experience living in NYC. Step two: The recorded conversation will then be transcribed, keyworded and posted on a website to be shared with media outlets, local decision-makers, and other neighborhood stakeholders with the goal of offering a new window into issues that are important to our community. This will be a platform where everyone is invited to be heard. Space is limited. Please sign up at Refreshments will be served.
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Schubert, Chopin


Program: Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) 24 Preludes, Op. 28 (1839) Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) Passionale (2003) Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (1828) Alexei Tartakovsky, piano
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Concerts, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Piano Works by Schubert, Chopin

Lecture | Russian Formalism: The Theory of Literary Estrangement and the Estrangement of Social Practices


Radical socio-cultural transformation constituted the very material and style, the texture and technique, of Russian Formalism. Estrangement, shift, deformation, struggle between old and new genres, mutual antagonism of successive literary generations, tension between archaists and innovators: these concepts, which took shape as the terminological framework for Russian Formalism and determined its analytical optics, constituted a form of figurative transference. These were conceptual metaphors, translating the brutal literalism of social cataclysms into the conventional language of literary theory, transforming historical necessity into the freedom of theoretical thought. The power of the revolution’s elemental forces, manifesting in a series of deviations from normative social routine, demanded a turn to a singular conceptual horizon, in which the aesthetic and the political were intertwined under the onslaught of the revolution. Speaker: Ilya Kalinin, Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg State University
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Lecture | Synaesthetics: Making Senses of the Afterlife


Part of a series of readings/performative lectures by Abou Farman and Leonor Caraballo featuring tumors, shamans, insects, and hydrogen protons. How can we make sense of the afterlife beyond the limits of a secular frame? And how can the afterlife help us make senses - literally, as in cultivate new modalities of sensing? They will explore these questions through a notion of synaesthetics reformulated from Susan Buck Morss by way of MRIs, smells, sounds, and blindfolds.
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Lectures, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Synaesthetics: Making Senses of the Afterlife

Screening | World AIDS Day: An Homage To Experimental Filmmaker


In memorializing Worlds AIDS Day, this screening of 16mm film prints from the Reserve Film and Video Collection pays tribute to Warren Sonbert, one of the seminal figures of American experimental film. Archivist and guest curator Jon Gartenberg, who has worked extensively on preserving and furthering this unique artist’s legacy, will present Hall of Mirrors (1966), Noblesse Oblige (1981), Friendly Witness (1989) and Whiplash (1995/1997).  Sonbert died of complications from AIDS in 1995.
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Talk | The Cuban American Sound Machine: Identity in the Music of Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan and Pitbull


This presentation examines how the musical careers of Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, and Pitbull have defined and challenged Cuban-American identity over the last sixty years. Their musical and ideological commentary parallels the evolving attitudes and identities of the Cuban-American community towards Cuba and its politics. Each successive artist is a little more ambiguous about her/his political leanings in the American political sphere, but each of them continues to oppose Cuba’s Communist regime while trading in the musical currency of nostalgia for the Cuba of yesteryear. Speaker Dr. Horacio Sierra is an Assistant Professor of English at Bowie State University.
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Author Reading | The Best People: Clashes Between Old Money and New


Lawyer Marc Grossberg releases his new legal drama which portrays post-millennium Houston as a glitzy place full of larger-than-life characters where anyone can make it. It is a legal drama and social satire about the clashes between old money and new, about Texas-sized Ponzi schemes, and judicial corruption.
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Talk | Artist Talk: The Traveling Artist


Lydia Rubio will be discussing her Featured Artist Project, The Traveling Artist. This exhibition features artistic documentation of artist Rubio’s travel narratives across linguistic and geographic landscapes. The works record the artist’s experiences across a variation of calligraphic, drawing and poetic compositions. This exhibition includes multiple series of work including The Genius Loci Book, Journal of a Trip to the Island, and Travel Journals.
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Discussion | Bilingual Societies and Sustainability: Spain’s Other Languages


This roundtable and poetry recital will focus on the idea of cultural sustainability through the experience of three mayor editors of Galician, Catalan, and Basque literature. Francisco Castro, writer and director of Editorial Galaxia (Galicia), Rosa Rey, director of Angle Editorial and Capital Books (Catalunya) and Lorea Agirre, director of Jakin Magazine (Basque Country) will share their experiences of survival and resistance in a country with four official languages (Spain). This conversation aims to bring a different perspective on Spain’s other languages, and will combine music and poetry in Galician, Basque and Catalan.
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Read


Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His work includes The Secret History of Las Vegas, and the poetry collections Sanctificum and There Are No Names for Red. He is the recipient of an Edgar Prize from the Mystery Writers of America, PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the Prince Claus Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the PEN Hemingway Book Prize, and a Guggenheim Award. Malcolm Tariq is from Savannah, Georgia, and is the author of Heed the Hollow (Graywolf Press, 2019), winner of the Cave Canem Prize, and Extended Play, winner of the 2017 Gertrude Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. A graduate of Emory University, Tariq has a PhD in English from the University of Michigan.
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Gallery Talk | Czech Image: The Czech Republic Through the Eyes of Young Artists


The internationally acclaimed traveling exhibition through a discussion and presentation with the Deputy Director-General of the Czech Centres Monika Koblerová.  
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Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
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Poetry Reading | Near, at: The Inherent Strangeness of One's Consciousness


This book follows the inherent strangeness of one's consciousness as it observes and comes into contact with the physical world. A sustained exploration of language, capitalism, gender, and nature, Near, at traverses and measures the movement of silence against the movement of thought and its pauses. Divided into five parts, each with its own form, and followed by a series of ongoing love poems called "My Christopher Poems," this debut collection is slow to assume but quick to adjust. 
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Opening Reception | No New Jails NYC: The Art & Design of a Movement


No New Jails NYC is a multiracial, intergenerational network of residents, community members, and activists committed to a safer NYC free of confinement and surveillance and filled with opportunities for all people to thrive. Over the course of a year, No New Jails has built on a long, gorgeous legacy of abolitionist and new economic activism in New York City by organizing people against the Mayor's jail expansion plan. Design, art, movement, dance, and cultural work have been critical to No New Jails NYC's organizing: to imagine and visualize safety without prisons or police; to distribute and center the imaginations of our incarcerated comrades; to communicate and conduct outreach across the city; to celebrate and archive our work while doing political education; and to make the goal of a jail-free NYC recognizable and attainable. Artists, filmmakers, poets and many many more people have contributed their work to the campaign, moved both by the promises of abolition and the passion of NNJ organizers.
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Staged Reading | Pulp Verite: Returning to Society


A woman is released from overseas captivity after three years. Written by Crystal Skillman.
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Film | Punk: Crashing into Being (2019): A Music Scene from the Inside


Pulled from archival interviews and rare first-person stories, this film details the punk scene from the inside--including how the business of punk got done--and how it gave voice to a community of misfits who gave voice to the world. It celebrates not just the legends but also the artists who inspired them, and the documentarians who captured their raw essence and energy for us to experience here and now. Director: Beth Lasch 75 min.
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Performance | Search Sweet Country: Performance Art


If love songs about loss and overcoming are part of our history, Christian Nyampeta wants to know what happens to that history when we translate, remix, re-record and recompose them. Specially commissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, Search Sweet Country summons sculptures, images, sounds and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging. The performance will be followed by a conversation with curator Maria Lind.    
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Author Reading | The Book of Collateral Damage: Accounting for Destruction


Sinan Antoon's new novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar studying in the US who returns to Iraq in 2003 and witnesses the devastation of the US invasion. Nameer encounters Wadood, an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalog everything destroyed by the war, from objects, buildings, books and manuscripts, flora and fauna, to human beings and memory itself.
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Author Reading | Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model of Understanding Gender


This book deepens our understanding of the developmental trajectory of trans and gender non-conforming individuals over their lifespan by offering new theories on gender drawn from on psychoanalysis, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness studies, trauma therapy, sex therapy, gender theory, disability studies and trans studies. The author will talk about his theories and clinical work with patients in our community in psychotherapy. With author S.J. Langer.
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Tour | Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour


See the holiday lights of midtown. Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring your Metrocard.
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Talk | The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?


The war in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history. After 18 years, efforts have increased to find a settlement that will allow the United States to withdraw. Tamanna Salikuddin, a former State Department diplomat who now works at the United States Institute for Peace, discusses recent diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, including the collapse of U.S. talks with the Taliban.
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Jazz | Jokes and Jazz


Enjoy hilarious stand-up comedy in between sets of some of the country's most talented musicians. WBGO jazz radio personality Sheila Anderson hosts this dynamic evening, joined by international headlining comedian Wali Collins. Take in Anderson's wit and charm as she showcases the Willerm Delisfort Trio that she handpicked herself. Funnyman Wali Collins and two of his fellow headlining comedians--Joe DeVito and Joyelle Nikki Johnson-- will provide the belly laughs to make it a night to remember.
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Opera | The Innocence Project: The Blind Injustice Opera


Nancy Smith was a single mother of four and a Head Start school bus driver when she was falsely accused of picking up young preschool students and molesting them at her "boyfriend's house," where they were allegedly molested all day, instead of driving them to school. Her case was part of the "Daycare Hysteria" cases in the 1990s, in which many across the country were wrongfully convicted for concocted daycare molestation at daycare centers funded by Head Start or otherwise had deep pockets that would afford the "victims" hefty settlements. Nancy's case represents one of the worst cases of ineffective representation in the annuls of wrongful conviction cases. Attendance records showed the children were at school and arrived on time on the day of the alleged molestation. In addition, the four young children, whose mothers' made the allegations, were never absent together on the same day during that time period. A bus aide was present on Nancy's bus every day to babysit the young children in the back of the bus, and could have testified that the stories were false. However, Nancy's attorney believed that the children changed their story so many times that Nancy would prevail, and did not call the bus aide as a witness or introduce any of the evidence that flatly disproved the state's case. The families of the children received seven-figure settlements.. After serving 15 years in prison for crimes that didn't happen, a judge reviewed the evidence anew and overturned her convictions, leading to her 2009 release. This is a selection from the Ohio Innocence Project’s Blind Injustice opera, premiered with Cincinnati Opera in 2019, followed by a conversation with opera subject exoneree Nancy Smith and Director of the Ohio Innocence Project, Mark Godsey, along with the NYC Innocence Project’s Senior Staff Attorney, Nina Morrison.
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Jazz | Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Duo Performs


When The Baylor Project performs, you'll see why the husband-and-wife team of vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Deeply rooted in jazz--Jean has performed with such stars as Marcus Miller and Buster Williams, while Marcus is a former member of the legendary Yellowjackets--their eclectic musical style is also steeped in gospel, blues, and soul.
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Concerts, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Duo Performs

Film | Tales of Two Who Dreamt (2016): Roma Family Seeks Residency


Tales of Two Who Dreamt is set in a housing block in Toronto and pivots on representation and self-representation. Here, a Roma family rehearses the stories of their past for the upcoming hearing on their residency status. Directors: Andrea Bussmann, Nicolas Pereda 85 min.
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Films, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Tales of Two Who Dreamt (2016): Roma Family Seeks Residency

Staged Reading | We Take Care of Our Own: 3 in a Nursing Home


Three first-generation immigrants from Senegal, Albania, and South Korea who have all had distinguished careers as an astrophysicist, a chemist, and a filmmaker, find themselves in a nursing home in Europe. In their seclusion from the world they each knew, they form an unusual bond where they explore their existential anxieties. Youssouf agitates over the omnipresence of people in a panopticon, Moon-So has sleepless nights over haunting voices, and Bajran just wants to get baptized before he leaves this world. Written by Zainabu Jallo.
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Jazz | Jazz Ensemble Workshop


The Hunter Jazz Ensemble & Popular Jazz Music Combos.
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Concerts, December 05, 2019, 12/05/2019, Jazz Ensemble Workshop

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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Tours, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Lecture | How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau


The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. There are full-time and part-time positions available with the pay starting at $20/hr. for NYC residents. Learn how to apply.
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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau

Book Club | Once a Cop : The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man


Connect with others in the community through reading. This book discussion group reads and examines books through the lens of personal growth, with a focus on stories that depict overcoming obstacles and finding meaning in challenging circumstances. The group meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. This month Once a Cop : The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man by Corey Pegues will be discussed.
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Book Clubs, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Once a Cop : The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man

Lecture | Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China


Speaker Shenyang Guo is Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at Washington University in St. Louis. 
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12:00 pm

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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China

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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Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Bach at Noon

Film | Mildred Pierce (1945): Oscar Winning Film Noir Crime With Joan Crawford


A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. 111 min. Director: Michael Curtiz. Starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott. Joan Crawford won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie also got five Acamedy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Black-and-White Cinematography, Best Picture and Best Screenplay Writing. In 1996, Mildred Pierce was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Mildred Pierce (1945): Oscar Winning Film Noir Crime With Joan Crawford

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
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Film | Miss Bala (2019): One Woman Against Drug Cartel


Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film. 104 min. Director: Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Vivian Chan.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Miss Bala (2019): One Woman Against Drug Cartel

Film | The Preacher's Wife (1996): Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama With Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston


An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family. 123 min. Director: Penny Marshall. Starring Denzel Washington, Courtney B. Vance. The Preacher's Wife was nominated for the Oscar for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. 
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, The Preacher's Wife (1996): Oscar Nominated Comedy Drama With&nbsp;Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston

Film | The Shipping News (2001): Drama With Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore And Cate Blanchett


An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. 111 min. Director: Lasse Hallström. Starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench.  The Shipping News is based on Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title. The movie was nominated two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and Best Original Score.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, The Shipping News (2001): Drama With&nbsp;Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore And Cate Blanchett

Tour | Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour


See the holiday lights of midtown.  Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring your Metrocard.
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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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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Workshops, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Works By Beethoven, Schumann and Listz For Piano and Cello


Heather Chang, piano; Thomas Lim, cello. Program Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 14 No. 1 in E Major Schumann Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
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Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Works By Beethoven, Schumann and Listz For Piano and Cello

Film | A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott. The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song ("Shallow"). It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, A Star Is Born (2018) With Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga: Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer

Film | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By  J.K. Rowling


The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander. 134 min. Director: David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was nominated for two awards at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards in the categories of Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By&nbsp; J.K. Rowling

Film | Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970): Oscar Winning Drama On Pearl Harbor


In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. 144 min. Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda. Starring Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards. Tora! Tora! Tora! won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects. It had also four Academy Award nominatiobs for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography,  Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970): Oscar Winning Drama On Pearl Harbor

Film | Disney's Aladdin (2019) With Will Smith: Musical Fantasy By Guy Ritchie


A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. 128 min. Director: Guy Ritchie. Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott. Aladdin has grossed $1 billion worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2019, and the 34th highest-grossing film of all-time.
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Films, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Disney's Aladdin (2019) With Will Smith: Musical Fantasy By Guy Ritchie

Lecture | How to Get A Job In The NYC Government


Raymond Cruze of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Office of Citywide Recruitment (OCR) introduces the variety of jobs available in City government, the process for taking and passing civil service exams, and what to expect after taking an exam.
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Lectures, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, How to Get A Job In The NYC Government

Concert | Art Gallery and Musical Performance by Jalopy Records


The Greenhouse Ensemble, a bold and exciting NY-based theater company, hosts an art event featuring music by Jalopy Records and artwork by Jeff Tocci and friends. Enjoy some light refreshments and wine as you listen to musical performances, explore visual art and learn about upcoming theater events in the city. Greenhouse Ensemble is a non-profit theater company whose core is cultivating a positive judgement-free environment where artists create fully realized work. Greenhouse Ensemble Members have trained in theater at HB studio, AADA, Syracuse, and Central Michigan. Some of their past play productions and exhibitions include: House of Yes, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Jeff Tocci, Akassa, COBU, Movement Kinetics Arts, Gawain and the Green Knight.
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Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Art Gallery and Musical Performance by Jalopy Records

Jazz | Jazz Quartet Performs


George Braith and his quartet will perform for the patrons and guests of the library. Multi-reedist George Braith was one of the very few jazz musicians to follow in the footsteps of Rahsaan Roland Kirk in playing multiple instruments at the same time. He developed his two-horn technique in 1961, using a stritch (a type of straight alto) and a soprano sax that were configured to be played with one hand apiece; he also developed a double horn, dubbed the Braithophone, which consisted of two sopranos welded together. Braith is featured in a mosaic in the 72nd street station of the Second Avenue Subway in the New York City Subway system.
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Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Jazz Quartet Performs

Book Discussion | Finnegans Wake Society Of New York


Monthly meeting of the Finnegans Wake Society of New York. All readers og Joyce's book are invited to join in their continuing conversation.
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5:30 pm

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Book Discussions, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Finnegans Wake Society Of New York

Concert | Impassioned Singing and Powerful Songwriting


Named the Best Folk Artist of 2014 by The Village Voice, Feral Foster has been gigging in New York, across the country and in Europe for the past 10 years, capturing the imagination and attention of listeners with his impassioned singing and powerful songwriting. Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories, making for music that feels well-worn and strikingly fresh at the same time.
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Fri, Dec 6
5:30 pm

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Concerts, December 06, 2019, 12/06/2019, Impassioned Singing and Powerful Songwriting
Fri, Dec 6
5:30 pm

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