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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, February 20, 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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The quality and quantity of
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every day of the year
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This Week: Sun, 02/17/2019 - Sat, 02/23/2019
250 Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC)

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

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

City Walk | Williamsburg Walk


Moderate pace. Approx 6-8 miles. Time 5-7 hours including lunch. Walk over Queensboro Bridge going through Greenpoint and Williamsburg and over the Williamsburg bridge. Optional (possibly late) lunch in gentrified section of Williamsburg at Whole Foods. There are many restaurants near Whole foods. Bring water. Call to confirm. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels.
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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.
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11:00 am

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Tours, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 17
11:00 am

Free
City Walks, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tour | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour


Explore the history of this part of Upper West Side with local historian Jim Mackin. Here is what http://www.cityneighborhoods.nyc/bloomingdale-district/ says about it: While it is still technically part of the Upper West Side, Manhattan's Bloomingdale District takes its name from its original Dutch settlers. Located between West 96th and West 110th Streets, the Hudson River and Broadway, The Bloomingdale District is an almost-forgotten enclave (and name) in the Upper West Side. Perhaps named for the old Dutch village of Bloemendaal ("valley of flowers"), this neighborhood was once home to the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. It is likely that the name fell out of disuse to avoid association with the facility. But now, the neighborhood is distinguished enough from the Upper West Side to the south, and Manhattan Valley to the east to warrant its own name - one that hearkens back to its roots, and befitting a scenic, almost "bucolic" city neighborhood.
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1:00 pm

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Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
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Discussions, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

Play | Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness


Mike Lew's play peddles the audience along a cross-country bike trip from Boston to California, with stops in big cities and small towns along the way. Feckless heroine Penny is looking to bring more meaning into her life, to find a lifestyle that suits her and a town that feels like a home... so she drops her clingy boyfriend in Beantown and takes off for Santa Barbara. Along the way she befriends a colorful crew of bikers: Ryan, the health nut biking instructor; Tim Billy, the innocent wanderer; Annabel and Rorie, the badass activists seeking to get gay-married in every state they hit on the trip; and the mysterious Man with the Van who carries their stuff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm

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Plays, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness

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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2:00 pm

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City Walks, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Stories from Little Italy

Classical Music | Works by English and US Composers


The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performs works by composers from England and the US. Featured will be works by Peter Aviss, Edna Longoria, Mikhail Johnson and Hilary Tann. Violist Rita Porfiris appears as soloist. About the Performers Since 1980, North/South Chamber Orchestra has garnered widespread praise for its eloquent performances of music by composers of our time. Under the leadership of Max Lifchitz, its founder and director, this adventurous ensemble has brought to the attention of the New York public over 750 different works by composers from every corner of the world. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University, Max Lifchitz has appeared in concert and recital throughout the US, Latin America and Europe. His CD album devoted to the piano music of México elicited the following comment from Fanfare Magazine: "After several listenings, North/South Recordings No. 1010 is recommended to more than just a specialist audience because of the wide variety of attractive and challenging music that it contains. Lifchitz is a poetic pianist with requisite power to make the many granitic climaxes register. Easily, the most interesting new piano disc so far in 1996."
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Sun, Feb 17
3:00 pm

Free
Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Works by English and US Composers

Performance | Marble on Marble: Performance Art


Marble as a material to be shaped and manipulated is daunting. It’s history and place in the world is weighty and patriarchal. It can feign malleability, subtlety, undulation; but it is exclusively rigid. Every time marble becomes a named thing rather than material -  be it a tile, a likeness of a resting body, an ornament on a staircase - it seems self conscious, embarrassed almost. Perhaps it is because the material and the form do not see eye to eye in duration or integrity, so whatever form the stone is obliged to take can only be seen in jest.  The composite stone is made up of recrystallized carbonate minerals that clumped together, mostly slowly, sometimes abruptly through catastrophe. This formation is mindless and mind numbing to think about. I’ve approached this homogeneity with it’s diminutive: clanking the stone with play marbles. The initial clang is a delineation; it distinguishes the edges of form, thus establishing a containment. I imagine the reverberation from the contact point is simultaneously a naming of the contained form and a punctuated blushing at this epithet. Artist Alina Tenser's practice spans sculpture, video, and performance. Moving between these modes of working she is scratching at the same itch- to understand physical form as a transformative and manifold thing.  In her work, Tenser makes and activates objects to show the movement, function, and affordance that characterize the objects.
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Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
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4:00 pm

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Classical Music | Bach Vespers


Program Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34
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Classical Music | Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time


Pianist Nana Shi and ensemble perform Messiaen's (1908-1992) Quartet for the End of Time (1941). Pianist Nana Sh has recently performed with world class musicians such as Joseph Lin, Lucy Shelton, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Momenta Quartet, among others. Based in New York City, her recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Roerich Museum, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Chelsea Music Festival. Quartet for the End of Time is a piece of chamber music by the French composer Olivier Messiaen. It was premiered in 1941. The piece is scored for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Messiaen wrote the piece while a prisoner of war in German captivity and it was first performed by his fellow prisoners. It has come to be recognized as one of his most important works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 17
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Classical Music | Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs Concertos by Beethoven and more


HaeSun Paik, piano; New York Classical Players (NYCP), Dongmin Kim, conductor. Program Samuel Adler (b.1928) Concertino No. 3 Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 About the Performers Pianist HaeSun Paik, who won the Third Prize at one of the most prestigious piano competition in the world - Tchaikovsky competition, has been hailed as a “sensitive and thinking musician first and an awesome technician second” (Los Angeles Times) with a “big and individual personality” (New York Times), whose performances are “a wonder — elastic, mercurial, charged with meaning, surprising” (Boston Globe) and “a rare example of technique actually serving both idea and feeling, head and heart” (Musical America). Having garnered top prizes at international piano competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth, Leeds, William Kapell, and the Tchaikovsky, Ms. Paik has performed concerts around the world in solo recitals, concerti with orchestras, and chamber music ensembles. New York Classical Players (NYCP) is the region’s only professional orchestra sharing exclusively free performances. Comprised of creative and virtuosic young musicians, NYCP’s adventurous programming shares familiar masterpieces, bold new commissions, and unexpected musical treasures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 17
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs Concertos by Beethoven and more

Cabaret | Cabaret Night


Sing along for friendship, family, and sisterhood during Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday! Featuring tunes from Irving Berlin to Hamilton, this Galentine’s Day Cabaret will have you celebrating the greatest love of all. Starring: Laura Yumi Snell and Jenna Zhu.
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Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Cabaret Night

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, February 18, 2019, 02/18/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
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Mon, Feb 18
11:00 am

Free
City Walks, February 18, 2019, 02/18/2019, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


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


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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1:00 pm

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Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
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Mon, Feb 18
5:30 pm

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Workshop | iRest Yoga Nidra Practice


Build resiliency and creativity. Rewire your brain to greater ease - and balance your on-the-go life with evidence-based techniques in a non-denominational iRest yoga nidra practice. No previous experience needed. Work clothes are fine: come as you are. They have mats and blankets.
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Mon, Feb 18
5:45 pm

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Staged Reading | Another Revolution: Columbia Chaos of 1968


Two students are forced to share a lab at Columbia in 1968. As their campus devolves into political chaos, they each find themselves in someone else’s orbit. Writer Jacqueline Bircher is a playwright born and raised in New York City. Plays include Another Revolution, The Rule of Thirds, Webster’s Bitch, and The Once and Future Casey Colman.
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Author Reading | Friend of My Youth: Back to Bombay


In Friend of My Youth, novelist Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the impact of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on his mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit’s last remaining connection to the city he once called home. Amit Chaudhuri’s new novel is about geographical, historical and personal change. It asks a question we all grapple with in our lives: what does it mean to exist in both the past and the present? It is a striking reminder that, as The Guardian has said, “Chaudhuri has been pushing away at form, trying to make something new of the novel.”
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Book Discussion | The Amphitheater of the Dead: Living with Death


The Amphitheater of the Dead is a lightly science-fictionalized memoir by the French thinker Guy Hocquenghem, written in the last months of his life with the intention of prolonging it. “Writing saves,” he writes. “Each time that I started work on a book, I knew I would get to the end. That’s the challenge that I launch with this one, one more time.” From May to the end of June 1988, Hocquenghem worked on this last book, writing in pen from his bed until complications from AIDS developed into paralysis and “his hand no longer responded to commands from his brain,” as his comrade Roland Surzur writes in the preface. He did not get to the end. Set in 2018, the novel dramatizes the task of living with death, imagining a future of chronic deferral remarkable for depictions of AIDS at the time. The mild futurism (in thirty years, not much has visibly changed beyond bioluminescent houseplants) primarily functions as a way for Hocquenghem to reflect on his midcentury life, though reading it in the actual 2018 brings out surprising juxtapositions and resonances with the present. Hocquenghem’s personal trajectory was singular at the time: he forged a new way of relating to homosexuality in France through his thought, writing and political activity, but in retrospect he feels shockingly familiar. We can see now how the course of his life formed the template for many contemporary queer lives. Guy Hocquenghem was born in 1946 and arrived at the Sorbonne in time to occupy it in 1968, militating over the years with a series of communist and other left formations including the Front homosexuelle d’action révolutionnaire. His first book Le Désir homosexuel appeared in 1972, and he produced journalism, films, magazines, and novels until he was physically unable, up until his death in August of 1988. He is considered one of the forebears of queer theory. Max Fox is a writer and translator, an editor of the New Inquiry, and a founding editor of Pinko Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia. Wayne Koestenbaum has published nineteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Hotel Theory, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Andy Warhol, Humiliation, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist). His newest book of poetry, Camp Marmalade, was published in 2018. He has exhibited his paintings in solo shows at White Columns (New York), 356 Mission (L.A.), and the University of Kentucky Art Museum.
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Author Reading | The Collected Schizophrenias: Struggling with Mental Illness


An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the “collected schizophrenias” but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community’s own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang’s analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophreniasdispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood. Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of The Border of Paradise. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and lives in San Francisco.
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Workshop | Self-Defense Workshop with Pop Gym


Come by this workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. They’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us! Open to all ages. Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.
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Comedy Club | The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show


Actress and Emmy award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS News Sunday Morning) hosts this fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music. Giles, who starred on ABC's China Beach" and Delta series will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
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Mon, Feb 18
7:30 pm

Free
Comedy Clubs, February 18, 2019, 02/18/2019, The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show

Discussion | Timely Representation in Child Welfare


The moment a child welfare agent knocks on a parent's door, anything the parent says or does can affect the outcome of their child welfare case. However, legal representation is not provided to families until after they have been interrogated and investigated. The panelists will discuss how this lack of legal support contributes to the high risk of separation families face and how early representation could prevent unnecessary trauma for children and their families. -- Moderator: Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla, Litigation supervisor, Center For Family Representation -- Helen Montalvan, Parent advocate, Neighborhood Defender Services Harlem -- Asia Pena, MSW, family defense Bronx Defenders -- Nancy Fortunato, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies -- Nayiesha Terrell, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies
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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 | Plant Drawings


Inspired by the artist Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings, come and draw still life plants using a charcoal pencil and draw in a contour line style. Learn to how to use watercolor to bring your drawing to life. Participants will be able to learn a variety of artistic exercises that can be used to help combat creative blocks. You do not need any previous art experience. This workshop is beginner level. Ellsworth Kelly was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing line, color and form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland.
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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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Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
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Film | BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee


Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. 135 min. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier. BlacKkKlansman premiered on May 14, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It was theatrically released in the United States on August 10, 2018, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. The American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the 2018 and at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, it earned four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. BlacKkKlansman grossed $48.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $39.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $88.2 million, against a production budget of $15 million.
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Film | White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey


The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. 111 min. Director: Yann Demange. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and was released in the United States on September 14, 2018. White Boy Rick has grossed over $25 million.
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Films, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey

Discussion | Is Liberalism Making the World Less Fair? Investor vs. Human Rights in the Global Economy


Liberal legal systems can make economic life predictable, but have a spottier track record protecting the interests of those who lack economic power. Heading into the 2020 political cycle, what role do (or could) US institutions play in aggravating or lessening economic liberalism’s downsides? This is a discussion with three authors on their recent books on this tension. With -- Samuel Moyn is professor of law and history at Yale, and the author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World . -- Todd N. Tucker is a political scientist and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and the author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law -- Tonya Putnam is associate professor of political science at Columbia University, and the author of Courts without Borders: Laws, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality.
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12:10 pm

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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Tue, Feb 19
12:20 pm

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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 | Concussion (2015): Sports drama based on an article starring Will Smith


In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Director: Peter Landesman. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks. Screenplay is based on the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas, published in 2009 by GQ magazine. Concussion grossed $34.5 million in North America and $14.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $48.6 million, against a budget of $35 million. Will Smith earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
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Author Reading | Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia and Populist Politics


Timothy J. Lombardo is an author and historian with a scholarly focus on modern American urban and political history. His work has appeared in The Journal of Urban History, The Journal of Social History, The Journal of American History, and The Washington Post. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he currently lives in Mobile, Alabama, where he is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Alabama. Blue-Collar Conservatism is his first book.
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Author Reading | The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Medicine, and the Great War


The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos (Professor of History) and Todd Meyers (Associate Professor of Anthropology) uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole. Responding to the harrowing experience of the Great War, the medical community sought conceptual frameworks to understand bodily shock, brain injury, and the vast differences in patient responses they occasioned. Geroulanos and Meyers carefully trace how this emerging constellation of ideas became essential for thinking about integration, individuality, fragility, and collapse far beyond medicine: in fields as diverse as anthropology, political economy, psychoanalysis, and cybernetics.
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Tue, Feb 19
6:00 pm

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Workshop | Professionals Review Your Resume


A group of Coaching, Recruiting and Human Resources professionals will be available to review resumes. In addition to reviewing individual resumes, all participants will be able to listen to the comments made to others for incorporating in their own resumes.  Light snacks will be served starting at 6:00. The program begins at 6:30. For those who would like to network informally, the room will be available at 5:30.
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Workshop | Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Justice


This five-week course introduces students to the history, concept, and movement of environmental justice. Students will learn about environmental justice from the perspective of race and gender, and study the role of community action in achieving environmental justice. As part of the course, students will identify projects that involve putting environmental justice principles into neighborhood action. The topic of the second week will be Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Justice. The Professor: José Gálvez Contreras is a PhD candidate in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of environmental justice and green jobs. He earned two master’s degrees, one in public and urban policy, and one in environmental law and policy, José has extensive experience in small business development, community organizing, and political engagement.
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Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel. The Instructor: Maggie Frey is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, having trained & studied at Loom Yoga Bushwick in 2016-17, and has been teaching at NYPL since 2017. Maggie’s classes prioritize proper alignment and breathing while offering introductory poses accessible to all levels.
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Slide Lecture | This Empty World: Photos of the Escalating Destruction of the African Natural World


An evening with world-renowned photographer Nick Brandt as he shares new work from his latest book and project. This Empty World addresses the escalating destruction of the African natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for the animals to survive. The people in the photos are also often helplessly swept along by the relentless tide of 'progress'. Each image is a combination of two moments in time, captured weeks apart, almost all from the exact same locked-off camera position. The result is a genuine and otherworldly look at the collision of man and nature that espouses a hitherto unseen photographic aesthetic.
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Talk | An Author and Journalist on the 2016 Election


A conversation with Athena Distinguished Fellow Farai Chideya, author, researcher, and the Journalism Program Officer at the Ford Foundation. Before joining the Ford Foundation, she was a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, studying media coverage of the 2016 election. During the 2016 election, she was a senior writer covering politics and data at ESPN's FiveThirtyEight. Her tireless commitment to advancing the conversation around, gender, race, and culture has allowed her to challenge cultural conventions, promote diversity, and engage audiences in meaningful conversations about what it means to be alive today.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Diaspora, Hybridity and Black Female Subjectivity


A talk by artist and critic Lorraine O'Grady, whose installations, performances and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity and black female subjectivity, with special reference to the role these have played in the history of modernism.
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Discussion | Russia and the US: Here We Go Again…


The US and Russia are revisiting some of the flashpoints of the old US-Soviet rivalry—influence over the direction of Europe, security in the Middle East—and antagonizing each other in Ukraine and Georgia, creating a new conflict corridor in Russia’s own backyard. What do these new/old disagreements tell us about the players? And what do they and the many other points of contention between the two tell us about the global setting nearly 30 years since the disappearance of the Soviet Union? Veterans of the “old” Cold War, Peter Clement, a senior research scholar/adjunct professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and Rick Levitt, adjunct assistant professor, will have a wide-ranging conversation about the key factors driving Russia’s new foreign policy activism, including how much of it is ascribable to an aggressive Vladimir Putin and to what extent, if any, the Russian president’s external policies tells us something about his broader personal agenda. They will also attempt to backtest this apparently personality-driven strategy against traditional Russian national interests.
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6:30 pm

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Author Reading | Smoking Typewriters: The Ideas and Images of the Sixties Underground Press


Drawing from over a decade ofd research, John McMillian discusses how underground newspapers contributed to the growth, organization and decline of the late 1960s American new left.
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Author Reading | The Art of Losing: Betrayed Twice


On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her boyfriend, Mike, hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. Furious, she abandons them both. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her now ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as her sister slowly recovers, Harley begins to see a path forward with Raf’s help that she never would have believed possible—one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption. Lizzy Mason grew up in northern Virginia before moving to New York City for college and a career in publishing. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and cat in an apartment full of books. The Art of Losing is her first novel.
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Staged Reading | The Biology of the Surface: Love or Science


Two African-American scientists in the 1930s query: can we have scientific progress, a successful career and love, or does biology force us to choose one? Writer Dominic Taylor is a writer/director and a newish transplant to Los Angeles. He has worked all over the country. Holds a BA, and an MFA from Brown. He is a professor at UCLA.
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Discussion | Art and Immortality


Guggenheim curator Xiaoyu Weng will speak with artist and e-flux founder Anton Vidokle about his research and films on Russian Cosmism and the theme of her forthcoming Ural Industrial Biennial, Immortality.
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Aleah Lazar Noah Witke Mele Raymond Pinto
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Lecture | Silencing the Subaltern: The Faux-Feminism of Post-Colonial Theory


Nivedita Majumdar will critically review one of the central claims of postcolonial theory: that it upholds the social agency of dominated groups. This talk focuses on some of the foundational texts of the field, including the work of Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, to examine how they analyze the place of resistance in gender relations. It shows that there is a considerable gap between what the theorists claim to show and what they actually argue in these texts. Instead of upholding women’s resistance to patriarchy, they redefine agency so that acquiescence to patriarchy is presented as a struggle against it. This calls into question the contribution that postcolonial theory can make to subaltern politics. Nivedita Majumdar is an associate professor of English at John Jay College. She is the author of The Other Side of Terror and a contributor to the journal Catalyst.
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Talk | What to Celebrate and What Not to Celebrate: Harriet Tubman & Nat Turner or the Buffalo Soldiers, Harlem Hellfighters & Tuskegee Airmen


Should we celebrate those who fought for emancipation or those who enlisted in the oppressor's military? A talk by Carl Dix, who was a Vietnam War resister inside the US army in the 1960's..
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Author Reading | The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica


Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s hit literary nonfiction book is the spectacular true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age. Publishers Weekly called it a best book of the year, adding: “I read nonfiction almost exclusively... and I’ll be blunt: this has been a depressing year, filled with political works and stories of America’s decline and social disintegration. But Laurie Gwen Shapiro's fascinating book saved my reading year, offering an incredible story, and a reminder that American Exceptionalism once had real meaning.”
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Concert | Works by Pulitzer and Grammy awarded composers


MSM Performers; George Manahan, conductor. Program George Crumb (b.1929) Atlas Eclipticalis Steve Reich (b. 1936) Tehillim About the Program Composer Steve Reich pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass. Music critic Andrew Clements of The Guardian, suggested that Reich is one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history". He has many awards for composing including a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009. Composer George Crumb is known as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, which obtained his innovative techniques in the use of vivid sonorities. Crumb has been the recipient of a number of awards, including a 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his orchestral work Echoes of Time and the River and a 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for his work Star-Child.
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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 | Researching African American Historical Newspapers


The New York Public Library has cultivated one of the premier collections of African American historical newspapers in the United States. A large number of these newspapers are now digitized and searchable from your home or library computer. This e-resources training will provide patrons with a detailed overview of these historical African American online newspaper collections. Patrons will leave with knowledge of where to find content and how to expertly navigate all of the important features from these databases. These newspaper collections range from popular papers still in existence today, such as the New York Amsterdam News, major newspapers no longer in print, such as the Baltimore Afro-American, newspapers that predated the Civil War, such as Freedom's Journal, as well as independent African American newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s. Historical newspapers are invaluable primary source materials and this training will help you get the most out of your research.
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Film | Dust Be My Destiny (1939): Story of an ex-con suspected for murder


An ex-con's luck goes from bad to worse when he falls in love with the warden's daughter, right before he dies, leaving the con as the prime suspect in a murder case. 88 min. Director: Lewis Seiler Starring John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale.  Garfield was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Four Daughters in 1939 and Best Actor for Body and Soul in 1948.
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Film | Wonder (2017): Oscar nominated drama starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson


Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min. Director: Stephen Chbosky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts. At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Wonder grossed $132.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $173.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $305.6 million, against a production budget of $20 million.
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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. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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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.
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Workshop | Chess for all ages


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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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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Other | Free E-File Tax Assistance 


You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant. To participate in this free program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information Sites are open January 28th through April 15th. Mondays & Wednesdays: 1 PM – 6 PM, Fridays & Saturdays: 1 PM – 5 PM.
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Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


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


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


Stephanie Borgani is a sophomore in Columbia College studying Jazz Studies. She is a part of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and studies jazz voice under Christine Correa, as well as jazz piano under Bruce Barth.
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Film | Silkwood (1983): Five time Oscar nominated drama with Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher


A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. 131 min. Director: Mike Nichols. The film received positive reviews and was a box office success, with particular attention focused on the performances by the three leads. At the 56th Academy Awards, Silkwood received five nominations in total, including Streep for Best Actress, Cher for Best Supporting Actress, Nichols for Best Director. The screenplay by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen was inspired by the life of Karen Silkwood. Silkwood was a nuclear whistleblower and a labor union activist who died in a car collision while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. In real life, her death gave rise to a 1979 lawsuit, Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee, led by attorney Gerry Spence. The jury rendered its verdict of $10 million in damages to be paid to the Silkwood estate (her children), the largest amount in damages ever awarded for that kind of case at the time. The Silkwood estate eventually settled for $1.3 million.
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Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
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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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Lesson | Researching the History of Your New York City Home


Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home.
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Workshop | Figure Drawing Workshop


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure using a variety of materials. Models will strike long and short poses while an artist/educator offers constructive suggestions and critique.
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Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Master Class | Vocal master class


Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe has sung in many of the renowned opera houses in the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Opera National de Paris. Her many roles include the title roles in Carmen, Samson et Dalila , Orfeo ed Euridice, La Grande Duchesse, Tancredi, Mignon, and Giulio Cesare; Frugola, Principessa, and Zita in Il Trittico, Fricka in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress. She also created the role of Gertrude Stein in Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and sung performances of Ms. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the San Francisco Opera and Nettie Fowler in Carousel at the Houston Grand Opera and with the New York Philharmonic.
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Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up).
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Book Discussion |
The Nine Cloud Dream: A New Translation of a Korean Literary Masterpiece


Korea’s most prized literary masterpiece: a Buddhist journey questioning the illusions of human life—presented in a vivid new translation by PEN/Hemingway finalist Heinz Insu Fenk. Often considered the highest achievement in Korean fiction, The Nine Cloud Dream poses the question: Will the life we dream of truly make us happy? Written in 17th-century Korea, this classic novel’s wondrous story begins when a young monk living on a sacred Lotus Peak in China succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. For doubting his master’s Buddhist teachings, the monk is forced to endure a strange punishment: reincarnation as the most ideal of men.
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Author Reading | Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor


Johannes Urpelainen explores why energy poverty is persistent in some countries and not in others. Drawing on case studies from India, East Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Urpelainen and his co-authors assert that energy poverty is a policy problem, and engaging with it as such offers new opportunities not only for ensuring equal energy access, but also for political, economic, and environmental development. Following Dr. Urpelainen’s presentation, he will join Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, on a panel moderated by Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy.
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Book Signing | Kerry Joyce: The Intangible


Emmy Award-winning interior designer Kerry Joyce showcases eight of his diverse projects in a beautifully produced and large format book. Quietly poetic text and gorgeous photography illustrate his mantra of creating well-being and tranquility. Foreword by Whitney Robinson, editor in chief of Elle Décor.
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Opening Reception | Sunless: Sensitive Watercolor Paintings


A solo exhibition by the painter and writer Seth Cameron, his second with the gallery. Chris Marker’s 1983 essay film, “Sunless,” is a rumination on the capacity of images to suspend time, to thwart the drive of narrative toward resolution. The film posits the gaps and misdirections of memory as “things that quicken the heart.” For his exhibition, Cameron locates these moments of aesthetic sublimation through a series of sensitive watercolor paintings, a selection of small-scale oil studies and a personal essay presented on a large folding screen. Seth Cameron (b. 1982, South Carolina) is a painter and writer. He worked as the Creative Director for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, curating the exhibition A Knock at the Door…, which examined First Amendment issues in the arts in the aftermath of the Patriot Act. Meanwhile he co-founded The Bruce High Quality Foundation, an artist collective masquerading as an artist’s foundation, producing unsanctioned public interventions, musical theater performances, zombie films and myriad other nose-thumbing commentaries on the art world.
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Talk | Dapper Dan, Legendary Harlem Fashion Designer


Dapper Dan discusses the Harlem Renaissance and its impact on fashion and culture.  Dapper Dan's influential boutique, operated from 1982–92 and is most associated with introducing high fashion to the hip hop world, with his clients over the years including Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, and Jay-Z. In 2017, he launched a fashion line with Gucci, with which he opened a second store and atelier, Dapper Dan's of Harlem, in 2018.
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Wed, Feb 20
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Talks, February 20, 2019, 02/20/2019, Dapper Dan, Legendary Harlem Fashion Designer

Workshop | How To Stay Positive During A Job Search Period


Career Counselor Renee Lee Rosenberg in this interactive and fun session as she introduces you to her 10 strategies to stay positive and productive during a difficult job search. Come prepared to laugh and learn. Clinical Career Counselor Renee Lee Rosenberg is helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition and change. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the author of Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen. 
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Screening | Kayapó Filmmaking in the Amazon


A screening of films by indigenous Kayapó-Mẽbêngôkre filmmakers from the Béture Collective. Post-screening discussion: filmmaker Bepkadjoiti Kayapo and Simone Giovine, Béture Collective’s founder and director.
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Discussion | The Black Experience in America: Social Justice and the Criminal Justice System


The discourse of mass incarceration was brought to the fore with the explosive work by Michelle Alexander in her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander’s work unpeeled how a racialized justice system severely hinders people of color in general, and Black people the worst. Afterwards, the release of Ava Duvernay’s documentary, “13th,” provided a visual on how Black communities were impacted as a result of the rise of incarceration mostly due to rigid and racialized drug conviction laws during the so-called, “War on Drugs.” Before this, a number of scholars, activists, grassroots organizations and community members worked tirelessly on criminal justice reform for decades. As the case for dismantling a broken criminal justice grew, the solutions on re-entry in the age of mass incarceration became an even bigger question. As criminal justice reform initiatives percolate across the United States, the complex and difficult discourse on racism, social justice and the justice system continue. This panel will tackle the issues and possible remedies. With: -- Law Professor Fareed Hayat -- Professor Carla Shedd -- Professor Rolanda West Spencer -- Law Professor Anthony Thompson Free and open to the public! Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Co-sponsored by Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; Black Student Union NYU; Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora; Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures; The Latinx Project; Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board Click for full details and to RSVP
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Discussion | North Macedonia: On the Precipice


This panel will discuss what is at stake in the Republic of North Macedonia in this moment following the Greek parliament’s approval of the Prespa agreement to change its name, enabling it to move forward toward NATO enlargement and EU candidacy. Following nearly thirty years of obstruction preventing Macedonia from joining EU institutions, as well as internaitonal ones because of its name dispute with Greece, the new Republic of North Macedonia now has a major opening to seek NATO membership and a future in the European Union. Panel: -- Reuf Bajrovic, former Minister of Energy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Dimitar Bechev, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center -- Zhikica Pagovski, partnerships officer at the External Relations Department of the German Marshall Fund, Washington D.C. -- Elena Stavrevska, Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University -- Moderated by Tanya Domi, SIPA, Harriman Institute
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Author Reading | A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Bridging Literature and Science


Why is there such a wide chasm between the world of literary intellectuals and that of empirical scientists? In A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, Siri Hustvedt, encouraged by thinkers like C.P. Snow, attempts to bridge the gap from both sides. Siri Hustvedt is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. The author of six novels including What I Loved and The Blazing World, four collections of essays, and a work of nonfiction, Hustvedt is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Nadine Sierra


The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American soprano Nadine Sierra, performing this season at The Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's Rigoletto.
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Wed, Feb 20
6:30 pm

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Talks, February 20, 2019, 02/20/2019, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Nadine Sierra

Workshop | Ellis Island Genealogy: Beginner's guide for genealogy research


Are you curious about finding out about your Ellis Island/Castle Gardens ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy databases scare you away from joining millions of researchers in America’s most favorite hobby? Learn the basics and take advantage of word-class research tools at no cost to you!
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Talk | Minimalism And Conceptual Art 


An artist, a curator, and an installation director will discuss the most comprehensive publication of the revered twentieth century artist Sol Lewitt's work to date. Featuring Lindsay Aveilhé Susan Cross John Hogan Pat Steir Christopher Vacchio Iconic American artist Sol LeWitt is credited with helping to establish both minimalism and conceptual art. After more than a decade spent working in close collaboration with the artist’s estate, Artifex Press presents Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, the definitive publication  of the roughly 1,350 wall drawings that LeWitt  produced. Comprising archival photographs, diagrams, installation instructions, sound recordings, and video, the collection  highlights the evolution of LeWitt’s work over the roughly 3,500 installations of his wall drawings.  The catalog’s editorial team is joined by an artist and close friend of LeWitt, the Senior Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA, and  the Installation Director for Sol LeWitt's wall drawings to discuss the publication and reflect on the lasting importance of the artist’s body of work. 
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Discussion | Representation in Art: What Does It Mean?


Each season since 2012, artists and writers across disciplines have gathered for a year-long series devoted to unpacking artistic and cultural terms as their meaning shifts--and may become more resonant or ambiguous--over time. This year, the series will revolve around "representation," particularly as the term at once conjures critical strategies in art from previous decades; the necessity of diverse publics; and, against the backdrop of precarious governing institutions, recent impulses toward non-representative social structures on both ends of the political spectrum. The conversation of the winter season will feature presentations by artist and author Keren Cytter, professor of philosophy Lydia Goehr, and visual artist and writer Jill Magid.
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Discussion | Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum


Anna Meriano is the author of the Love Sugar Magic series, which has received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness. A Houston native, she works as a tutor and part time teacher with Writers in the Schools, a Houston nonprofit that brings creative writing instruction into public schools. Laura Silverman is an author and editor. Her works include Girl Out of Water, You Asked for Perfect, and It's a Whole Spiel. Girl Out of Water was a Junior Library Guild Selection. She currently splits her time between Atlanta, Georgia and Brooklyn, New York.
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Reading | Guernica: Readings from the Magazine


Authors Tracy O'Neill, Alexandra Kleeman, and Rosebud Ben-Oni join Guernica to discuss art, culture, and politics in Trump's America. Moderated by Rachel Riederer, co-editor-in-chief of Guernica. Founded online in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning magazine focused on the intersection of arts and politics. Run entirely by a staff of volunteers, Guernica is also the grateful recipient of federal and private support. A home for incisive ideas and necessary questions, we publish memoir, reporting, interviews, commentary, poetry, fiction, and multimedia journalism exploring identity, conflict, culture, justice, science, and beyond. Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, forthcoming from Soho Press. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. She holds an MFA in fiction from the City College of New York and an MA in communications from Columbia University. She currently teaches at the City College of New York and is the former editor-in-chief of the literary journal Epiphany. Alexandra Kleeman is a Staten Island-based writer of fiction and nonfiction, and the winner of the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harper's, Tin House, n+1, and The Guardian. Her work has received scholarships and grants from Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and ArtFarm Nebraska. She is the author of the debut novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (Harper, 2015) and Intimations (Harper, 2016), a short story collection. Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. Her most recent collection of poems, turn around, BRXGHT XYXS, was selected as Agape Editions' EDITORS' CHOICE, and will be published in 2019. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog and is an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC, and published by The Kenyon Review Online. She teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension's Writers' Program and The Speakeasy Project. Rachel Riederer writes about science, the environment, culture, and policy—sometimes at the same time. She holdd a BA in environmental science and public policy from Harvard and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia. She is the co-editor-in-chief of Guernica: a magazine of global art + politics.
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Film | In Spring (1929): Ukrainian Silent Cinema


In Spring is an outstanding example of the Ukrainian silent cinema avant-garde, and captures the spirit and poetry of Kyiv in the late 1920s. This rarely seen document of the epoch was shot in the middle of the Soviet Union’s transition from revolutionary enthusiasm to Stalinist totalitarianism. Directed by Mikhail Kaufman. Dr. Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and lead the post-screening discussion. The film will be shown with English subtitles.
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Book Club | In the Midst of Winter: Three Lives Intersect


Isabel Allende's novel journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.
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Author Reading | The Atlas of Reds and Blues: The Second-Generation American Experience


When a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer—Here—is never enough. Mother’s simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race from childhood games with her sister and visits to cousins in India, to her time in the newsroom before having her three daughters, to the early days of her relationship with a husband who now spends more time flying business class than at home. The Atlas of Reds and Blues grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today’s America. Drawing inspiration from the author’s own terrifying experience of a raid on her home, Devi S. Laskar’s debut novel explores, in exquisite, lyrical prose, an alternate reality that might have been. Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Tin House and Rattle, among other publications. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and is an alumna of The OpEd Project and VONA. Laskar is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and this is her first novel. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Staged Reading | Wonderland: Nonimaginary People in an Imaginary Town


Kate Douglas's Wonderland is a story of nonimaginary people populating an imaginary town. Wonderland is a staged suburb built to conceal a World War Two fighter jet factory in case the Japanese bombers fly over. Three actresses have been hired to live ordinarily as townspeople as a finishing touch. But World War Two never ends, and the summer job stretches on forever. Wonderland questions the meaning of authenticity and denial in a manufactured world where imminent doom is possible in every moment. Kate Douglas is a multidisciplinary theatre artist seeking to challenge audiences about the limits of their world. Her work has been performed at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub and The McKittrick Hotelr. She is the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant in support of her immersive work Extinct, which debuted in winter 2018.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Art History, Queer Culture, and Post-Colonialism


Salman Toor’s figurative paintings vary in scale and style, ranging in subject from art history, queer culture, and post-colonialism. Toor has had several solo exhibitions in the U.S. and has participated in significant group shows such as the Kochi Biennale 2016. His work is included in the collections of Tate Modern. He is featured both as an artist and a writer in publications such as ArtAsiaPacific, Hyperallergic, Artsy, Wall Street International, and Them Magazine.
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Talk | Creative Writing Lecture


Katie Kitamura's third novel, A Separation, was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori. It was named a Best Book of the Year by over a dozen publications, has been optioned for film, and will be translated into sixteen languages. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena, Katie has written for publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and frieze.
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Concert | Karaoke Night: love songs


Bring that voice out of the shower and into the all-new Sing Along! For those afraid to tackle the bright lights of the solo Karaoke stage, we host a night where you, your closest friends, and complete strangers can come together to belt out some of the songs we all know and love. Hosted by Anthony Colon. Spend time with the people you love and sing some of the biggest love songs of the past and modern day.
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Classical Music | Works by Italian and American Composers for Violin, Viola D’amore and Piano


Marco Fusi, violin, viola d’amore; Kukuruz Quartet: Philip Bartels, Duri Collenberg, Simone Keller, Lukas Rickli. Program Salvatore Sciarrino Fra sé Giacinto Scelsi Xnoybis I, II, III Sciarrino Capriccio di una corda John Cage The ten thousand things Marcel Zaes Quartet No. 10 for four electronic metronomes Julius Eastman Gay Guerrilla About the Performers Marco Fusi is a violinist/violist, and a passionate advocate for the music of our time. Among many collaborations with emerging and established composers, he has premiered works by Billone, Sciarrino, Eötvös, Cendo and Ferneyhough. Marco has performed with Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Beat Furrer, David Robertson, and frequently plays with leading contemporary ensembles including Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Meitar Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, among others. The Kukuruz Quartet was founded in 2014 in a corn field – “Kukuruz” means corn in several languages, and the Swiss-German expression “Mais machen” (literally “to make corn”) means to stir up mischief. The four pianists were first witnessed making their contribution to a production by musician and director Ruedi Häusermann at the Zurich Schauspielhaus. The quartet was performing on four so-called “well-prepared one-hand pianos”, having spent long sessions exploring different preparations and constructions. From the outset, the group has been engaged with classical music, jazz and improvisation. In the same year it was founded, Kukuruz also started its involvement with the works of Julius Eastman. They took Eastman's work on a tour through Switzerland, Germany and Holland, where they performed in concert halls, clubs, bars, and breweries, and made Eastman’s pieces accessible to a wide audience.
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Concerts, February 20, 2019, 02/20/2019, Works by Italian and American Composers for Violin, Viola D&rsquo;amore and Piano

Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Concerts, February 20, 2019, 02/20/2019, Piano works by Ravel, Brahms, and more
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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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Conference | New Fascism Mass Psychology and Financialization


What do the worlds of global finance and nationalist populism have in common? How can we understand the rise of today’s 'new fascisms' through the prism of financialization? This one-day event brings together scholars from across disciplines to debate these key questions for our understanding of contemporary capitalism. The workshop is part of Public Seminar's Imaginal Politics initiative and is organised jointly with the Department of Social Science, University College London. The workshop will include three panel discussions and wiil close with a talk by Judith Butler on anti-gender ideology and the new fascism.  
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Performance | The Art of Storytelling


Storyteller Darren Thompson shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. The Ojibwe (said to mean "Puckered Moccasin People"), also known as the Chippewa, are a group of Algonquian-speaking bands who amalgamated as a tribe in the 1600's. They were primarily hunters and fishermen, as the climate of Michigan's Upper Peninsula was too cool for farming. Darren Thompson is an award-winning Native American flute player and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. His talent and hard work have brought him to perform at such venues as the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians and the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival. Start times: 10am, 11am, 1pm.
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Film | Bright Road (1953): Idealistic Teacher Struggles For A Student


A sensitive story of a first-year schoolteacher who finds promise in a student labeled a backwards child. 68 min. Director: Gerald Mayer. Starring Dorothy Dandridge, Philip Hepburn, Harry Belafonte.  Bright Road was adapted from the Christopher Award-winning short story See How They Run by Mary Elizabeth Vroman. The movie is notable as the first feature film appearance by Harry Belafonte, who co-stars as the principal of the school.
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Films, February 21, 2019, 02/21/2019, Bright Road (1953): Idealistic Teacher Struggles For A Student

Workshop | How To Do Clay Coasters


A chance to try your hand at do-it-yourself crafts. This month the clay medium will be explored. All levels are welcome. At this session clay coasters will be done. A coaster is an item used to rest drinks upon.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Author Reading | Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016


Chris O'Leary's Ashes to Ashes covers every single Bowie song, whether it was sung, written, or produced by him, from 1976, when he first recorded with Iggy Pop on "The Idiot," to his last masterpiece "Blackstar," released just days before his death in 2016. Each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song's creation, production, influences and impact. It hits everything from "Heroes" to the Labyrinth soundtrack, from his 1985 camp duet with Mick Jagger on "Dancing In the Street" to "Where Are We Now," his comeback single in 2013. Along the way we encounter a vast cast of characters, weaving in and out of Bowie's life and his music: Brian Eno, John Cale, Nile Rodgers, Lou Reed, Freddie Mercury, Scott Walker, Marc Bolan, Arcade Fire, John Lennon, Mickey Rourke, Gary Oldman, Iman, Hanif Kureishi, Julien Temple, Giorgio Moroder, Neil Young and many others. And we range across the globe from Bowie's years in divided Berlin to his "exile" years in Switzerland through his final years as a New Yorker, recording within walking distance of his home. Chris O’Leary is a writer based in Massachusetts. He has written for Pitchfork, Slate, New York, Mojo, and Billboard. He is the author Rebel Rebel: All the Songs of David Bowie From '64 to '76 (2015) and creator of the acclaimed Bowie blog ‘Pushing Ahead of the Dame’, listed as one of Time's "Best Blogs of 2011".
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Workshop | Discovering Malcolm-X With Never Before Seen Documents 


Librarians and archivists will display selected items from collections related to the civil rights leader, including never before seen handwritten letters and postcards, photographs, and the recently-acquired manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. 
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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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Reading | Literature Workshop: Postcolonial Literature


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Race and Colonialism. In this session the class will examine how poetry from former European colonies explores the personal, social, and political aspects of imperialism. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
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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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Concert | Baroque ensemble performs works by Telemann (1681 – 1767)


Tableau Vivant performs works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) About the Program Telemann is one of the most prolific composers in history and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time—he was compared favorably both to his friend Johann Sebastian Bach, who made Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, and to George Frideric Handel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian, German) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles. About the ensemble Tableau Vivant (English: living picture) is an ensemble devoted to 17th & 18th century repertoire for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo in various formations. Its core members, violinist Karen Marie Marmer and keyboardist Dongsok Shin are principals of the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Rebel. Tableau Vivant has performed at Midtown Concerts and Downtown Music at Grace series in White Plains. Performers: David Ross, traverso Karen Marie Marmer, violin Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba Dongsok Shin, harpsichord.
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1:15 pm

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Film | A Simple Favor (2018): Comedy drama based on a novel


Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate. 117 min. Director: Paul Feig. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding. The movie is based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Darcey Bell. As of January 6, 2019, A Simple Favor has grossed $53.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $43.5 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $97.1 million, against a production budget of $20 million.
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Film | Anchors Aweigh (1945): Oscar winning musical comedy


Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Director: George Sidney. Starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly. Anchors Aweigh won the Academy Award for Original Music Score. It has four other Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Music, Original Song.
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Film | Riffraff (1936): Crime drama starring Oscar winning Spencer Tracy


Two dock workers fight over a sexy woman on the California coast. 94 min. Director: J. Walter Ruben. Starring Jean Harlow, Una Merkel. According to MGM records, the film earned $717,000 in the US, and $330,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $63,000. Contemporary reviews from critics were generally positive, both for the film and Harlow's new "natural" look, as she darkened her hair to what the press dubbed "brownette" before the film went into production. Frank S. Nugent of The New York Times praised the moments of "robust comedy", but lamented the instances when it turned serious and a "boisterous jest skids down the slopes of melodramatic routine". Variety ran a positive review, praising the "excellent cast" and dialogue that was "vigorous and well-written". Film Daily was also positive, calling it a "lusty picture, full of action and comedy", with "fine performances" from Harlow and Tracy.
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Film | Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018): Sixth of the series starring Tom Cruise


Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. 147 min. Director: Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames. It is the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie following the 2015 film Rogue Nation. Mission: Impossible - Fallout was a box office success, grossing $791 million worldwide, making it the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018, Cruise's highest-grossing film to date, and the highest-grossing film in the franchise, surpassing Ghost Protocol.
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Screening | The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X: Up-close Look At The Civil Rights Movement


This is a 43 min. screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X which offers an up-close look at the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most charismatic and controversial leaders. February 21 marks annual commemoration of Malcolm X on the anniversary of his assassination. Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist. He has been called one of the most influential African Americans in history.
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Film | The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018): Secret of an ex-boyfriend


Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. 117 min. Director: Susanna Fogel. Starring Justin Theroux, Blanka Györfi-Tóth, Vilma Szécsi. The Spy Who Dumped Me grossed $33.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $41.7 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $75.3 million, against a production budget of $40 million.
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Workshop | How To Make Origami


Learn how to make origami lucky stars out of slips of paper. Amaze your family friends. Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.
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Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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Lesson | Advanced American Sign Language


This workshop helps students to become a fluent communicator with other ASL users. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
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Movie in a Park | Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Scathing Black Comedy with Peter Sellers, George C. Scott


An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. 95 min. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included Dr. Strangelove in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was listed as number three on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list. Production took place in the United Kingdom. Story is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958). The film recieved four Oscar nominations at the 37th Academy Awards.
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Lecture | What Is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens’ Feelings Toward Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity


What citizens think about Muslim immigrants is of great importance for some of the most pressing challenges facing Western democracies. Advancing our understanding of what “Islamophobia” really is – i.e. whether it is a dislike based on immigrants` ethnic background, their religious identity or their specific religious behaviour – this talk suggests that in general Muslims are not viewed more negatively than Christian immigrants. Instead, citizens’ uneasiness with Muslim immigration is first and foremost the result of a rejection of fundamentalist forms of religiosity. This suggests that common explanations, which are based on simple dichotomies between liberal supporters and conservative critics of immigration, need to be re-evaluated. While the politically left and culturally liberal have more positive attitudes towards immigrants than the right-leaning and conservative, they are also far more critical towards religious groups. The talk concludes that a large part of the current political controversy over Muslim immigration has to do with this double opposition. Importantly, the current political conflict over Muslim immigration is not so much about immigrants versus natives or even Muslim versus Christians as it is about political liberalism versus religious fundamentalism. Speaker Marc Helbling is full professor in political sociology[uni-bamberg.de] at the Department of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and a Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He was a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a visiting scholar at the Centres for European Studies at Harvard University and New York University.
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Lesson | Writing Lab


The intention is to provide artists in the community the opportunity to develop works-in-progress of writing pieces, theater texts, performance pieces and related projects. In addition to writers and performers, musicians, singers, dancers, etc., are welcome to participate.
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Opening Reception | Design by Time: 22 International Designers Depict Time


The show features twenty-two international designers depicting time and its dynamic effects in fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. Their creativity results in objects that serve as concrete embodiments of life itself. This exhibition of fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels and more includes designers who depict time and its dynamic effects in their work to serve as concrete embodiments of life itself. Representing an international field, these designers go beyond the conventional intention of design––to give functional objects a visually arresting reality. Their analytic formal processes are partnered with natural phenomena, chemical and physical forces; while time-based acts such as performance and drawing are magnified to serve as collaborators in the design.
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Opening Reception | Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact


An exhibition that examines the mind and career of R. Crumb, an American cartoonist and musician. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. The exhibition will feature a wide array of printed matter culled from the artist’s archive: tear sheets of drawings and comics, taken directly from the publications where the works first appeared, as well as related ephemera. These often fragile works on paper will be installed across the walls of the gallery. Further illuminating Crumb’s practice, the show will also feature a selection of rare sketchbooks and original drawings by the artist.
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Opening Receptions, February 21, 2019, 02/21/2019, Drawing for Print: Mind Fucks, Kultur Klashes, Pulp Fiction & Pulp Fact

Opening Reception | Edward Dugmore: Topography of Body and Land / Paintings and Drawings from 1969


The exhibition catalogue includes an essay written by David Anfam, curator at the Clyfford Still Museum and the foremost scholar of Abstract Expressionism. In describing the paintings' relationship to nature, Anfam writes: "They bulk massy as a mountain range, sounding a poetic and strangely reassuring note – as telluric forms sprung from time immemorial should be."
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Opening Reception | Music Stands: Sound Art


In Marina Rosenfeld's latest work, three metal armatures, derived from the spatial notations of an earlier work, Free Exercise (2016), support a constellation of microphones and speakers. Interspersed are a set of reflective photographic panels that depict an array of deformed shapes that baffle and modulate sounds as they are released into the gallery. The combination of visual and aural cues makes possible the perception of actual shapes and vectors in space: blobs, spirals, planes and other wrinkled or folded geometric forms that fleetingly occupy the gallery. Rosenfeld’s sounds are tenuous, suggestive, and generative. Like the sound fragments she employs as a turntablist, these samples are recorded traces, ephemera. Prominent among these are samples of Rosenfeld’s own voice, recordings that register both the presence of the artist’s body and its absence or replacement by an electronic, dysphoric surrogate. As in all her work, Rosenfeld foregrounds the unstable, inert materiality of electronic sound.
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Opening Reception | Names will never hurt me: Three-Dimensional Works on Paper


An exhibition of new three-dimensional works on paper by Hilary Berseth. This intimate presentation of sculptural objects is the artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery and underscores his formal interests in nature, materiality, structure, and perception. Berseth meticulously arranges pencil drawings in three dimensions to create hybrid sculptural works that play with the two-dimensional limitations of the paper. The suite includes constructions with precise rendering and shading to create planar trompe l’oeil objects, such as "Cleaved Slates Stacked" (2017-2018), in which graphite-shaded paper could be mistaken for weathered stones, stacked and balanced around an impossible center of gravity. Hilary Berseth (b. 1979) lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His work has been included exhibitions such as Beyond Human at the Peabody Essex Museum, MA; and Wax: Sensation in Contemporary Sculpture at Kunsforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen. Reviews and articles on his work have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice, among others.
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Opening Reception | Stained Glass Cliff: Women's Power in Times of Crisis and Risk


A new series of paintings by Jackie Gendel. Casting a sense of peril and irony upon Gendel’s occasional play with planar and divisionist models of painting, the exhibition's title refers to “glass cliff.” The term, coined in 2005 by British professors Michelle K. Ryan and Alexander Haslam, describes a common practice in which women are only promoted to positions of power in times of crisis and risk. Gendel’s usage charges the expression, suggesting an invisible precipice that mirrors the angularity, transparency, and fragmentary quality found in many of her paintings. Jackie Gendel (b. 1973, Houston, TX) was first seen at this gallery in the group exhibition Painting Forward (2016). Since 2000, she has participated in numerous group shows. Gendel’s solo exhibitions include shows with Jeff Bailey, New York (2013, 2012, 2010, 2006); Loyal Gallery, Malmö (2012); Moti Hasson, New York (2008); and Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston (2004, 2002).  
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Author Reading | Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi


An evening discussion with Hanan Sayed Worrell, author of Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi, who will share insights on the multicultural communities and cuisines of Abu Dhabi featured in her book. Joining the conversation will be Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Dr. Mariet Westermann, executive vice president for programs and research at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  
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Author Reading | The African Burial Ground In New York City


In 1991, archaeologists in lower Manhattan unearthed a stunning discovery. Buried for more than 200 years was a communal cemetery containing the remains of up to 20,000 people. At roughly 6.6 acres, the African Burial Ground is the largest and earliest known burial space of African descendants in North America. In the years that followed its discovery, citizens and activists fought tirelessly to demand respectful treatment of eighteenth-century funerary remains and sacred ancestors. Associate Professor of African Art History at Ohio University Andrea E. Frohne discusses this political battle as well as her book on the African American burial ground within the context of the history of enslaved Africans in New York.
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Opening Reception | The Young and Evil: Significant Works from the First Half of 20th Century


A group exhibition featuring significant works from the first half of the twentieth century by Paul Cadmus, Fidelma Cadmus Kirstein, Charles Henri Ford, Jared French, Margaret Hoening French, George Platt Lynes, Bernard Perlin, Pavel Tchelitchew, George Tooker, Jensen Yow, and their circle. This group of artists and writers looked away from abstraction toward older sources and models—classical and archaic forms of figuration and Renaissance techniques. What might be seen as a reactionary aesthetic maneuver was made in the service of radical content—endeavoring to depict their own lives. Drawn from important public and private collections, key works include a painting from Paul Cadmus’s infamous sailor trilogy, Shore Leave (1933), on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art; a major canvas by Pavel Tchelitchew featuring vignettes of George Platt Lynes at work; rare paintings by Margaret French and works on paper by Fidelma Cadmus Kirstein; and never-before-seen erotic drawings and photographs from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.
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Film | Willy the 1st (2017): The Left Behind in Rural France


When his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy decides to leave his parents' house. This indie French movie is a touching depiction of the left-behind in rural France. Directed by Zoran Boukherma 82 min.
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Opening Reception | Wisdom Fertilizer: Self-Actualization Amid Social Upheaval


Video artist Alicia Mersy presents her most recent series. Through satirical engagement with new age YouTube self-help coaching videos, popular news media, clip art, and commercial graphic aesthetics, Mersy reflects on the terrors of late capitalism and militarized border control. The fou- part series considers the possibilities for self actualization within the context of socio-political upheaval. Alicia Mersy is a new media artist and filmmaker. She was born and raised in Montreal, originally French and Lebanese. She has been exhibited internationally in spaces like The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TLV, Israel), The Migros Museum of Contemporary Art (Zurich, Switzerland). She creates space for conversations, through video, digital images and photography within the themes of self representation, social politics, class guilt politics, race, focusing on the resistance of repressive structures.
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Concert | Native Sounds Downtown


Cultural advocate and Garifuna historian James Lovell celebrates his Afro-Indigenous heritage in concert. Joined by dynamic percussionists and dancers, Lovell offers his knowledge and talent through music and conversation in honor of Black History Month. The Garifuna language is an offshoot of the Island Carib language, and it is spoken in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua by the Garifuna people. It is a language with French, English, and Spanish influences, reflecting their long interaction with various colonial peoples. James Lovell is a cultural ambassador who preserves traditional Garifuna music, dance and language, sharing it with audiences around the world. He is a passionate educator, activist, a storyteller and a multi-instrumentalist — including percussion, guitars, voice, clarinet, sax and euphonium.
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Concert | Rhythm Is the Cure: Hands-On Tambourine & Frame Drum Performance


The final performance by the participants in a workshop taught by internationally renowned singer and percussionist Alessandra Belloni. The purpose of this workshop was to introduce general audiences to a very rich tambourine and folk dance culture with an active current performance practice in Southern Italy.
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Concerts, February 21, 2019, 02/21/2019, Rhythm Is the Cure: Hands-On Tambourine & Frame Drum Performance

Workshop | Tax Tips For Freelancers


This workshop is designed to inform startups and established freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent contractors, about their tax requirements and recordkeeping responsibilities. Attendees will learn about Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship), deductible business expenses, self-employment tax and other tax topics. It will be held by private practitioner and enrolled agent John Sheeley. Sheeley has been engaged as a tax practitioner since 1987. After thirteen seasons as a multi-unit franchisee of a national tax chain, John went to work for a large regional accounting firm in 2003, where he divided his time between representing clients in sales & use tax controversies and examinations, and tax compliance work for non-resident aliens. 
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Lecture | Unimagining Communities: Suspicion and the Writing of History in Post-Colonial Societies


The lecture will be presented by Prof. Dilip Menon, the Mellon Chair of Indian Studies and the Director of the Centre for Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Africa. Menon's research for the past decade has engaged with issues of caste, socialism, and equality in modern India. Currently, he is working on issues of cultural and intellectual history and is engaged in a project on the writing of history in India between 1850 and 1960. The work inaugurated at the Centre is interdisciplinary and transnational in approach and looks afresh at issues of colonialism, modernity, and migration in the Global South.
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Lesson | Why Feminist Economics?


This course will present economic concepts from a feminist perspective and critically discuss some assumptions and conclusions of the economic discipline. The overall objective of this course is to allow the students to critically assess some economic statements and understand the gender bias that they carry. The course will start by discussing the social construction of gender and its correlation to class, followed by an overall critique of the discipline of economics. Students will then gain exposure to feminist economic theory and the counterpart concepts necessary to build an economic system that is not gender biased. The topic of the second session will be Why Feminist Economics? The Professor: Luiza Nassif Pires is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research. She holds a Bachelor's and Masters' degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, her home city. Her specializations are Development Economics, Feminist Economics, Industrial Economics and Macroeconomic Modeling.
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Film | Love Hunter (2014): Rock 'n' Roll, Serbian Style


Love Hunter tells the story of Milan Mumin, the lead singer of a the hugely influential Serbian rock band Love Hunters, who in the 1990s electrified and gave voice to a generation of Serbians fighting an oppressive regime. Ten years later, we find Milan in New York City, driving a taxi (long shifts and loopy fares) and cobbling together funds for a recording session of his dream album to be recorded and released in America. When his bass guitar player suddenly quits, he finds a talented but prickly replacement and a romantic spark in a free-spirited guitarist named Kim. Followed by a discussion with director Branislav Bala.
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Film | A Strange New Beauty (2017): The Luxurious Homes of Silicon Valley


A disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, the film reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptive calm of this suburban landscape. There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just offscreen” Director: Shelly Silver 50 min.
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Author Reading | In Putin's Footsteps


In 2000, after Vladimir Putin was handed the Russian presidency by Boris Yeltsin and then won it himself in a landslide election, he set out on a massive PR campaign with the intent to restore his country's lost status as a great power. He hopped around the world to nearly two dozen countries and almost a quarter of Russia's own 89 regions. Inspired by his nation's enormity, its "limitless land," Putin aimed to follow it up by traveling to every one of Russia's eleven time zones on New Year’s Eve to deliver a speech in all of them at the stroke of midnight. Nearly twenty years later, in the summer of 2017, Nina Khrushcheva and journalist Jeffrey Tayler set out to travel in what would have been Putin’s footsteps. Focusing on a town in each time zone, and examining how factors from politics to natural resources define each, the two create a portrait of the country. Khrushcheva, who has made New York her home, speaks about the trans Siberian journey and whether Putin’s promise to restore pride in Russia’s greatness has ultimately been fulfilled.
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Author Reading | The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Post-Revolutionary Mexico


The publication examines Estridentismo, one of Mexico’s first modern art and literary movements. The program includes a discussion between the author Lynda Klich, Luis Carranza (Roger Williams University) and Mary Coffey (Dartmouth College), moderated by Edward J. Sullivan (deputy director and professor, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).
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Discussion | Birthright Citizenship in an Evolving Political Landscape


Birthright citizenship, seen for more than a century as a bedrock American right, has become a hot-button immigration issue. This panel discussion brings together historians, scholars and journalists to discuss how and why birthright citizenship has evolved, from Reconstruction to immigration policy today. They'll explore its impact on the lives of American families over time.
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Lecture | Globalization: Promises, Discontents and New Futures


Globalization can also be observed from within. That is from the point in time and in the space in which we are physically placed. This look, which is also that of our everyday life, leads us to see the "global" through the experience of the "local". A local that, precisely because of globalization, and the connectivity that is the main responsible, has profoundly changed compared to that of the past, becoming a hyper-local: a hybrid environment given by the integration of the physical space of proximity (in which we find ourselves and in which we interact with the people and things that are close to us) and the space of global connectivity (the limits of which are determined by the tools we use to see and act in the networks we are part of). By adopting this point of view what we see today is the clash between two trends: a dominant one towards the diffusion of forms of connected and incompetent solitude (tragically unsustainable, both socially and environmentally). And a symmetrical one, which proposes and puts into practice networks of competent collaboration. The lecture by Ezio Manzini discusses how these two trends define our field of action. And, with it, how they affect our life projects and the politics of the everyday that we put in place by confirming or transforming the socio-technical systems we are part of.
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Discussion | Is Higher Education for Everyone?


If college is a pathway to greater equality in our society, what are the obstacles preventing participation by all? What issues do low-income students face in enrolling and succeeding in higher education, particularly graduate school? What role do class, race, economic factors, and pedagogy play, and what are the solutions? Featuring Stephen Brier, professor of urban education and founder of The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy program, co-author of Austerity Blues; Cathy Davidson, distinguished professor and director of the Futures Initiative, author of The New Education; Sakina Laksimi-Morrow, fellow at the Teaching and Learning Center; Richard V. Reeves, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, author of Dream Hoarders; Carla Shedd, associate professor of sociology and urban education, author of Unequal City.  
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Opening Reception | Aperture Photographs: Evolution of a Foundation


Aperture Photographs follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a showcase of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, made over a period of fifty years. The limited-edition print program began in 1967 under Michael Hoffman, Minor White’s successor as director and publisher of Aperture. Working in collaboration with Paul Strand and Edward Steichen, Hoffman launched the program with a new edition of Strand’s Mexican Portfolio and a series of hand-pulled photogravure prints made under the supervision of the artists. The works on view chart the progression of photography itself, presenting prints from the founding photographers of Aperture—Minor White, Edward Weston, Barbara Morgan, and Dorothea Lange—to contemporary innovators in the medium, such as Tyler Mitchell, the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue. In between are some of the most significant photographers of each decade, representing seminal books in Aperture’s publication history.
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Author Reading | Violence: Humans in Dark Times


Through a series of penetrating conversations originally published in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting edge thinkers--including Oliver Stone, Simon Critchley, and Elaine Scarry--to explore the problem of violence in everyday life, politics, culture, media, language, memory, and the environment. "To bring out the best of us," writes Evans, "we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world." These lively, in-depth exchanges among historians, theorists, and artists offer a timely and bracing look at how the increasing expression and acceptance of violence--in all strata of society--has become a defining feature of our times.
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Author Reading | Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval


Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations, and single motherhood were among the sweeping changes that altered the character of everyday life and challenged traditional Victorian beliefs about courtship, love, and marriage. Hartman narrates the story of this radical social transformation against the grain of the prevailing century-old argument about the crisis of the black family. In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives recreates the experience of young urban black women who desired an existence qualitatively different than the one that had been scripted for them--domestic service, second-class citizenship, and respectable poverty--and whose intimate revolution was apprehended as crime and pathology. For the first time, young black women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives recovers their radical aspirations and insurgent desires. Saidiya Hartman is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route and Scenes of Subjection. She has been a Cullman Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. She is a professor at Columbia University, and lives in New York.
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Talk | An Evening with Bestselling Author Sam Lipsyte


Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by Voice Literary Supplement) and The Fun Parts and the novels The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. His latest book is the novel Hark. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
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Jazz | Jazz Quartet: Sax, Piano, Drums and Bass


Karel Růžička Quartet presents Grace and Gratitude. Saxophonist and composer Karel Růžička will be performing with acclaimed musicians Jon Cowherd (piano), James Genus (bass) and E.J. Strickland (drums). Grace & Gratitude comprises exclusively Růžička's own compositions. During his career Růžička has performed as a sideman with many other legendary musicians on the global scene George Benson, Dean Brown, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Bob Mintzer, Ravi Coltrane, among others.
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Lecture | The Rise of the Sea and the Novel


Does the contemporary French novel have anything to say about climate change? This talk is part of a larger project that considers literature as an ambiguous witness of humans' fragile earthly predicament. Speaker Thangam Ravindranathan is Associate Professor of French Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Behold an Animal. Four Exorbitant Readings (forthcoming, Northwestern University Press, 2019), Là où je ne suis pas. Récits de dévoyage (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2012), and co-author (with Antoine Traisnel) of Donner le change: L'impensé animal (Editions Hermann, 2016). In English.
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Dance Performance | Classical Ballet


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Jazz | Jazz Singer-Songwriter from South Africa


Singer and songwriter Vuyo Sotashe is becoming an integral part of New York City’s jazz scene. After moving here in 2013, the young South African artist has quickly made his mark, earning a Fulbright Scholarship and finalist positions in several international competitions, while also collaborating with artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, Elio Villafranca, Duchess, and the cabaret persona Jomama Jones, to name a few.
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Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Author Reading | A Light in Dark Times: The New School for Social Research and its University in Exile


Judith Friedlander's riveting new book is from Columbia University Press. Friedlander is Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Hunter College, and former Walter E. Eberstadt Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the New School for Social Research. Reception to follow.
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Symposium | Year Zero: More-Than-Human Worlding After 1945


1945 marks the end of a world war, the rise of decolonized states, the beginning of an unruly geological epoch. This symposium brings together extraordinary scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries to examine intersecting materialities and unprecedented logics of this postwar rupture, a Year Zero in which humans, nonhumans, and machines were violently remade. Thinking of security and affect through nuclear ruins (Joseph Masco), ecological consequences of growth paradigms (Julie Livingston), queer postcolonial bodies through chemical fertilizers (Vanessa Agard-Jones), remaking of a global South through oranges (Tiago Saraiva), smartness and resilience through infrastructure (Orit Halpern), and the emergence of metadata after the war (Lisa Gitelman), this symposium gathers together a striking array of critical-creative practices for tracing more-than-human worlding and inhabiting their relentless, differential trajectories.
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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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Performance | The Art of Storytelling


Storyteller Darren Thompson shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. The Ojibwe (said to mean "Puckered Moccasin People"), also known as the Chippewa, are a group of Algonquian-speaking bands who amalgamated as a tribe in the 1600's. They were primarily hunters and fishermen, as the climate of Michigan's Upper Peninsula was too cool for farming. Darren Thompson is an award-winning Native American flute player and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. His talent and hard work have brought him to perform at such venues as the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians and the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival. Start times: 10am, 11am, 1pm.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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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 | Revolutionary Road (2008): Three time Oscar winning drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet


A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. 119 min. Director: Sam Mendes. Starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Revolutionary Road is the second on-screen collaboration among Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Kathy Bates, all of whom previously co-starred in Titanic. The performances of DiCaprio and Winslet earned them a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, respectively, and the film was nominated for a further three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Michael Shannon.
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Film | The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson


As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. 105 min. Director: Richard Eyre. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin. Production was set to begin in London in October 2016, and it was reported on December 8, 2016 that filming had wrapped. The Children Act had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2017.
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Discussion | Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It


Amed the 13th is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy which places at its center the violence, degradation, trauma and dehumanization inflicted on communities that are targeted by our “criminal injustice system.” Now is the time for those who believe in democratic justice and full citizenship for all Americans to demand that the 13th Amendment’s Punishment Clause be removed from the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment, laws emerging from its ratification (namely the Black Codes), and the resultant social order have been used as tools to enforce discrimination based on class, race, place, and gender. It is clear that there is a relationship between justice matters and racial constructions about White superiority and Black inferiority, and that this relationship fuels the exploitation and disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown bodies. Moreover, the relationship limits the enjoyment of all the rights and attributes of citizenship by people of color in general and formerly incarcerated people in particular. Moderator: -- Flores A. Forbes, Associate Vice President Strategic Policy and Program Implementation in the Office of Government & Community Affairs Panel: -- Sheena Wright, President and CEO United Way of New York City. She will expand on the United Way literacy campaign and the historical connection of literacy on slavery, emancipation and the contemporary carceral state. -- Kendall Thomas is the Nash Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. -- Mika’il DeVeaux, Ph.D., is the founder of Citizens Against Recidivism and a lecturer at Nassau Community College (SUNY).
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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 | Pipes at One Organ Recital: harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic


Paolo Bordignon is harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and performs in 2018-19 with Camerata Pacifica, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and more. He has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Knights, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has collaborated with Sir James Galway, Itzhak Perlman, David Robertson, Reinhard Goebel, Paul Hillier, Bobby McFerrin, and Midori, as well as Renée Fleming and Wynton Marsalis in a Juilliard Gala. For the opening of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, he gave the east coast première of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra. He has also appeared in solo performance for New York Fashion Week. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
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Workshop | Tips To Quit Smoking By A Doctor


If you are willing to quit smoking, this workshop is for you. It is a meeting with others like you who are interested in nicotine cessation and taking back their lives. Get the facts and information you need to stop, with a doctor from NewYork-Presbyterian! 
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Classical Music | Works By Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and more


Elena Ariza, cello; Misha Galant, piano. Program Ravel Sonate Posthume Giovanni Solima Alone Tchaikovsky Meditation op. 72 no. 5 Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Piazzolla Le Grande Tango Cellist Elena Ariza performed as a soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in the same year. Currently, she serves as Principal Cellist of the Columbia University Orchestra and the Columbia Pops Orchestra. Elena has won numerous solo and concerto competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association’s California State Competition, Pacific Musical Society Annual Competition, Mondavi Young Artists Competition, and the Symphony Parnassus Concerto Competition, among others. She has played in masterclasses led by David Finckel, Ronald Leonard, Colin Carr, Robert deMaine, and Bonnie Hampton. Pianist Misha Galant has performed with the Fort Worth, Rochester, Utah, Oakland, Peninsula, Livermore, Santa Rosa Youth, and California Youth symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2016, he went on tour of Austria and Italy with the California Youth Symphony, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Misha is one of ten students nationwide to receive the Chopin Scholarship from the Chopin Foundation and was a prizewinner at the first inaugural Van Cliburn Junior Competition and at the Eastman Piano Competition.
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Gallery Talk | Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean: Curator's Tour


Explore the living legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their U.S. diasporas with the exhibition's lead curator, Ranald Woodaman from the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C.
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Film | LBJ (2016): Political drama about an ex-president of US


Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. 98 min. Director: Rob Reiner. Starring Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins. The movie was shot in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Washington. LBJ had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016.
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Film | Molly's Game (2017): Owner Of The Poker Empire Becomes FBI Target


The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. 140 min. Director: Aaron Sorkin. Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner.  Molly's Game has an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. It grossed $28.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $30.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $59.3 million. 
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Film | W. (2008): The story of George W. Bush by Oliver Stone


A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush. 129 min. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd. W. had a budget of $25.1 million and grossed $25.5 million in North America, and $3.4 million internationally. The film appeared on some critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2008. Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News named it the eighth best film of 2008, and Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times named it on his top 20 list (he did not assign rankings).
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Film | Wonder (2017): Oscar nominated drama starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson


Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min. Director: Stephen Chbosky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts. At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Wonder grossed $132.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $173.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $305.6 million, against a production budget of $20 million.
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Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Plays, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones

Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Share Their Work


Brionne Janae was the winner of the 2014 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest from the Comstock Review, judged by Kwame Dawes, and her first manuscript was selected by Michael Ryan for Emerson Colleges Best Thesis Award. Her debut collection, After Jubilee  (Boaat Press, 2017), was also was selected by Dorianne Laux as the finalist for the 2016 BOAAT Book Prize. Nabila Lovelace is a first-generation native of Queens, New York, whose family is originally from Trinidad and Nigeria. The author of Sons of Achilles (YesYes Books, 2018), she lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet living in St. Louis. He is the author of Indecency (Coffee House Press), winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, and of the chapbook A History of Flamboyance (YesYes Books, 2016).
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Fri, Feb 22
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Poetry Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, 3 Poets Share Their Work

Opening Reception | Beginning, End, None: Life and Capitalism


In the video installation Beginning, End, None, Hannah Black takes as a thematic starting point the classic high school biology analogy of the cell as a “factory.” The video installation dwells in and explores the oppressive aura of that comparison, which implicitly naturalizes the factory and commodifies the cell. While biotech has now made the analogy real by treating cells as sites of production, the mess of living still disrupts attempts to fuse life itself to capitalist abstractions. Using a mix of found, personal, and laboratory footage, Black explores the leakiness of metaphoric and real transmissions between concepts of biology and society. The video combines specialized imaging techniques used by labs to examine cells; personal videos and audio recordings from her phone, and other found footage, into something like a disaggregated essay film. Hannah Black is an artist and writer from the UK, currently living in New York. She works in video, sculpture, installation and performance. Recent solo and collaborative shows include: Aeter at Eden Eden in Berlin, aNXIETINa at the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, Some Context at the Chisenhale Gallery in London, I Need Help at Real Fine Arts in New York and Small Room at mumok in Vienna.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Opening Receptions, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Beginning, End, None: Life and Capitalism

Author Reading | Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon


An evening with Dr. Cheryl Finley to discuss her 2018 book. In an illustrated presentation, Finley will address how an eighteenth-century engraving of a slave ship became a cultural icon of black resistance, identity, and remembrance. Guided by the question “How do artists use visual culture to create alternative narratives?”, Finley will present on salient themes that emerged from her research, including “How is the slave ship icon relevant to contemporary culture and identities? A wine and cheese reception to follow. Cheryl Finley is an associate professor of art history at Cornell University, as well as a curator, contemporary art critic, and frequent essayist. She is the co-author of My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South (Yale University Press, 2018). A specialist in the art market, Finley’s current research examines the global art economy, focusing on the relationship among artists, museums, biennials, and migration in the book project Black Market: Inside the Art World.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Author Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon

Talk | An Evening with an Experimental Animator


Jodie Mack is an experimental animator, associate professor of animation at Dartmouth College, and a 2018/19 Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. Her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues, including at the Images Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BFI London Film Festival, National Gallery of Art, and International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others.
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Fri, Feb 22
6:00 pm

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Talks, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, An Evening with an Experimental Animator
Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, French chanson and jazz

Lecture | Tech Is the Instrument: Musicmaking and Technology


From speaker Matam Berkowitz: "How making music led me to technology, using sensors to translate signals from the human body (motion, heartbeat, brainwaves, etc) into sound. How working in technology led me to impact entrepreneurship: building solutions for paralyzed, blind, amputated and autistic individuals to express themselves in new ways, and eventually starting my own company, SHIFT." The talk will feature stories, videos, and insights based on different projects: from interactive art installations for museums to conceptual performances for Google and Microsoft, from collaborations with XPRIZE around the affordable housing crisis to the Blockchain ecosystem to medical devices and rehabilitation. The presentation will end with a live demo of the Airstrument, a device that turns hand movements into music and makes music more intuitive and accessible than ever before. Matan Berkowitz lives in the nexus of art, technology, and positive impact. His award-winning inventions translate physical signals (such as brainwaves, heartbeats and movements) into music, turn everyday objects into instruments and have been displayed at museums, galleries, events, and stages worldwide. Matan regularly speaks and performs for the likes of TED, Google, Microsoft, and Forbes. His presentations often combine live musical demos of his inventions, while his unique workshops focus on Rapid Innovation - turning ideas into reality quickly and effectively, without relying on technology.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Lectures, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Tech Is the Instrument: Musicmaking and Technology

Author Reading | An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden


Author Mary Schmidt Campbell discusses a new biography. Romare Bearden was a major figure in 20th-century art, best known by the time of his death in 1988 for his public murals and collages evoking the Black experience in America. He grew up in the era of the New Negro and the Harlem Renaissance (his studio was above the Apollo theater). In 1987, Bearden was awarded the National Medal of Arts and was described as "the nation's foremost collagist" by The New York Times.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Author Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

Author Reading | Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son


Decolonial Daughter explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples. What treasures lie beneath the surface of our understanding of our past, that shape who we are today? What powerful stories guide our existence and understanding of the past? Through our exploration and acceptance of other perspectives, can we begin to pave the way towards liberation in hopes of understanding who we truly are?
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Fri, Feb 22
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Author Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son

Author Reading | Mind Over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies


Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on cliches and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of "takeaways" and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive. Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a "good fit" may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective "toxic"; and argues that "social justice" must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on quick answers and immediate utility. By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, Senechal offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and wit, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech. Diana Senechal is an educator and author whose writing has appeared in The New Republic, Education Week, American Educator, and The New York Times. Senechal is the 2011 winner of the Hiett Prize and the author of Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012), which was a Choice Outstanding Academic title. She now teaches at the Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok, Hungary..
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Fri, Feb 22
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Mind Over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

Film | The Days to Come (2010): Dreams and Difficult Relationships


The dreams of three adult siblings are wrecked by difficult relationships and their unwitting involvement with a terrorist organization. Directed by Lars Kraume. In German with English subtitles.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Films, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, The Days to Come (2010): Dreams and Difficult Relationships

Concert | Black History Month Celebration Through The Arts: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin


Featuring the programs in Dance Education, Educational Theatre, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Vocal Performance, and more
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Fri, Feb 22
7:00 pm

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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Black History Month Celebration Through The Arts: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Jazz and R&B

Lecture | The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons


This talk will dismantle the rationale for keeping nuclear weapons, reframe the debate, and present evidence and arguments demonstrating that eliminating nuclear weapons is not only realistic, but that it is the only pragmatic and prudent policy choice available. Speaker Ward Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project. He is respected internationally for his research into and critiques of the foundations of nuclear weapons thinking and new perspectives. His book, Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons, is a groundbreaking rethinking of nuclear weapons based on recently uncovered and reanalyzed facts from Cold War archives. Wilson has spoken at the State Department, the Pentagon, the U.K. House of Commons, the European Parliament, the Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Fri, Feb 22
7:00 pm

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Lectures, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Discussion | Woman in Language: Defining Success


A discussion with: Zizi Majid, Victoria Bailey, Cusi Cram, Diana Fathi, Jessica Hecht, Morgan Jenness, Bonnie Kramen, Meropi Peponides, Jillian Walker, and Linda Winer.
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Discussions, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Woman in Language: Defining Success

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
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Dance Performance | Classical Ballet


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Fri, Feb 22
7:30 pm

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Dance Performances, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Classical Ballet

Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
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Fri, Feb 22
8:00 pm

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Plays, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones
Fri, Feb 22
8:00 pm

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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Grammy-nominated folk musician
Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Latin American jazz and more
Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Piano works by Mozart and more

Jazz | The classic sound of New Orleans jazz


Alphonso Horne honors the legacy and continues the rich traditions of such iconic trumpet masters as King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Horne and the band have the sizzling chops to capture the classic sound of New Orleans jazz and the innovative vision to put their own contemporary stamp on the music. Horne has performed with such stars as Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, and Rihanna. RSVP will open on JAN 22.
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Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, The classic sound of New Orleans jazz

Concert | From the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz


Musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil’s highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance “The living room”, Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences.
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Fri, Feb 22
9:00 pm

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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, From the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz
Fri, Feb 22
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Stand up comedy

Comedy Club | Comedians’ Power Hour


The wildest comedy show/drinking game/game show in the country returns. Comedians’ Power Hour is a touring comedy show that pits two comedians in head-to-head competition telling jokes and taking shots of beer on an exciting and inebriated journey to be crowned Power Hour Champion. This month’s Comedians Power Hour features a duel between Jeff Arcuri and. Jeff Scheen.  
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Fri, Feb 22
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Fri, Feb 22
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Tribute to world known English pop singers

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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Sat, Feb 23
10:00 am

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Tours, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Yoga For Beginners


In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.  No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Yoga Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension. Strengthens the spins. Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily.  
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Sat, Feb 23
11:00 am

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Workshops, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Yoga For Beginners
Sat, Feb 23
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Performances, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, A science show!

Play | An afternoon of short plays


The plays are: Frisky, Miss Direction, Intrusive Thoughts, Miss Conduct, Don, Miss Education by Kyle Smith. Kyle Smith’s plays have been produced and workshopped at The Goldberg Theater, The Tarragon Theatre, The Secret Theater, The Emerging Artists Theatre, The Treehouse Theater, The Robert Moss Theater, and more. His screenplays include Higher Education, A More Perfect Union, Hair of the Dog and Probert Bound. His short play, Don, has an expected publication in 2018 as part of the Act One: One Act Anthology from Top Secret Books.
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Sat, Feb 23
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Plays, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, An afternoon of short plays

Workshop | Discovering Health Saving Accounts


Roger Ma discusses what health savings accounts are, the differences between health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, and strategies people can use to make the most of their health savings account.           Certified financial planner Roger Ma works with individuals and families across the country to help them set and reach their financial goals, live great lives, and achieve peace of mind. Roger also writes for Forbes and is often quoted in the media, in outlets such as CNBC and CNN Money.
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