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

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

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, October 20, 2018!

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

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, October 20, 2018!

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

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (October 20, 2018) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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

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

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
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This Week, 10/14/18 - 10/20/18

206 Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC)

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

Workshop | Deep Yoga and Journaling


Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am

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Workshops, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

Fair | Street Fair


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

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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Sun, Oct 14
10:00 am

Free
Tours, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


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

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Hike | The Geology of Northern Manhattan


New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Urban Park Rangers lead this hike.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, The Geology of Northern Manhattan

Workshop | Community Rowing


No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats built on site. The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1PM. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder. Every Sunday from June 10-October 21, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm

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Dance Lesson | West African Dance Class


Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by world-renowned master drummer Yahyah Kamate. Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle. Sundays, June 24-October 14, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, West African Dance Class

Festival | Lower East Side Pickle Day


New York’s quintessential fall festival is back and ready for pickle fanatics from all over the world. A dill-ightful collection of merchants will fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream flavored with dill and garnished with gherkins. Pickle Day is a slice of the city’s history, reminiscent of when the streets of the Lower East Side were lined with pushcarts peddling their goods and wares for sale to a neighborhood of immigrants from far and wide.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 14
12:00 pm

Free
Festivals, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, Lower East Side Pickle Day

Classical Music | Juilliards musicians perform works by Stravinsky and more


Juilliard's AXIOM; Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor. Program Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)  Concerto in E-flat Major "Dumbarton Oaks" Louis Andriessen (b.1939)  De Staat (1972-76) About the Performers Juilliard’s “brilliant” (The New York Times) contemporary ensemble AXIOM is dedicated to performing the masterworks of the 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. Jeffrey Milarsky is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. He has premiered and recorded works of many contemporary composers, including Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Lasse Thoresen. He has conducted such accomplished groups as the American Composers Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Columbia Sinfonietta among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 14
3:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, Juilliards musicians perform works by Stravinsky and more

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and many more


Sue Hassel, soprano; Michael Scales, pianist. The program features operatic excerpts of Meyerbeer (1791-1864), Von Flotow (1812-1883), Donizetti (1797-1848); Songs of Strauss (1864-1949), Schubert (1797-1828), Hugo Wolff, Brahms (1833-1897), Faure (1845-1924) , as well as J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Cantata #51 and Mozart’s (1756-1791) Exsultate Jubilate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 14
3:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, Works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and many more

Book Club | Feminist Book Club


October’s book: Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge Consciousness of Empowerment by Patricia Collins Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Dance Performance | ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress


ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting. Showings by Doron Perk, Cia-Hui Cheng, and Sara Denise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 14
3:30 pm

Free
Dance Performances, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress

Book Club | Anarchists Care About Books Book Group


This monthly book discussion focuses on reading anarchist and radical left texts, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. These books are chosen by participants in advance. October’s book: Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm

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Classical Music | Works by 20C Russian composers: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and more


Pianist Nargiz Aliyarova and violinist Byungchan Lee  perform works by Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Medtner (1880-1951), Prokofiev (1891-1953) and Schittke (1934-1998).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 14
4:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, Works by 20C Russian composers: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and more

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 9 September 2018 to 26 May 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm

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Author Reading | Let’s Eat France!: An Unprecedented Encyclopedia


French food critic François-Régis Gaudry and editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler Pilar Guzman will discuss Let’s Eat France!, a mouthwatering sum of 1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and anecdotes and everything else you want to know about the food of France. Throughout the pages of this unprecedented encyclopedia, you’ll come across French food icons like Colette, Victor Hugo or Bocuse; meet endive, the belle of the north; discover the croissant timeline; understand the art of tartare; find a chart of wine bottle sizes, from the tiny split to the Nebuchadnezzar; learn the classic recipes of pâté en croûte, ratatouille and crème brûlée; and follow the family tree of French sauces. \
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm

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Classical Music | Piano recital


Pianist Eleni Traganas's deep affinity for the Romantic repertoire hasled to innumerable appearances in all-Chopin and all-Russian recitals and lectures in Carnegie Recital Hall, a concert which the New York Times applauded for its “volatile temperament, intensity, and impressive dramatic impetus. She also has performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Organ Recital


David Briggs' schedule includes more than 60 concerts a year, spanning several continents. Deeply committed to making organ music vibrant for future generations, he enjoys giving pre-concert lectures designed to make organ music more accessible to audiences. In addition, he teaches at Cambridge (UK), frequently serves on international organ competition juries, and gives masterclasses at colleges and conservatories across the U.S. and Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Organ Recital


Stephen  Buzard served as organ scholar at Trinity on the Green, New Haven, Connecticut; as principal organist of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University; and as organist for Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 14
5:15 pm

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Staged Reading | The Red Wine Killer: And Other One-Act Plays


A serial killer who douses her targets with red wine, a math professor who falls in love online with a mysterious Russian opera singer, a Thanksgiving dinner done in by Donald Trump, and a world where falling is an unpardonable sin: it all happens in this evening of Ben Alexander's old and new one-act plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 14
6:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 14, 2018, 10/14/2018, The Red Wine Killer: And Other One-Act Plays

Workshop | Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 15
8:00 am

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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. Mondays, October 15 through December 17, 2018
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9:45 am

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


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 15
10:00 am

Free
Tours, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am

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Workshop | Dance Class


Scientifically-based dance-exercise program. Gentle warm-up, light aerobics and targeted strengthening that is safe, fun and enjoyable for all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm

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Classical Music | Bach at One Concert


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, chorusmaster and continuo; Robert Mealy, concertmaster; Julian Wachner, conductor. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BuxWV 100
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 15
1:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, Bach at One Concert

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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

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Classical Music | Organ Performance


Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Oscar-winning silent film Wings (1927)


Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. Directors: William A. Wellman. Starring:  Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen. 144 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Harvest Time Nutrition


Enjoy nutrition information, preparation demonstrations and tastings. Includes helpful research findings, healthy recipes, portion planning and shopping tips for the reason. Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on cuisines of many cultures, fermenting food for better health. Mondays, September 24-October 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964): psychological thriller


A southern belle finds out the truth about her husband's murder when her cousin reopens the case.  Director: Robert Aldrich. Starring: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten & Olivia Havilland. 132 min.    
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Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Talk | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm

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Author Reading | Writing the Women’s Movement: American Feminism 1963-1991


Honor Moore and Alix Kates Shulman are co-editing this book, which Library of America will publish in 2020, the centenary of women's suffrage. They will speak about the adventure of selecting 800 pages from the diverse and surprising writings of Second Wave feminism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back


Ken Ilgunas – author, journalist, and environmental writer – on his new book, which proposes something unheard of: opening up American private property for public recreation. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Racial Inequality in Cuba: Migration and Remittances


Few social transformations have attacked social inequalities more thoroughly than the 1959 Cuban revolution. Three decades of crisis and reform have however, affected many of the revolution’s social achievements. Today, Cuban society is marked by rising levels of poverty and inequality, growing unemployment, dwindling social services and continuous outward migration. Moreover, in the context of a changing economy, defined by the declining role of the state and the introduction of market mechanisms, new social stratifications are emerging – and doing so along clearly visible, racial lines. Inequality and race, both dominant themes in pre-revolutionary Cuba and ones that the Revolution fought hard to eliminate, have once again become key, overlapping issues. This panel will discuss the results of a two year long, German Research Council-funded, research project, including a unique, island-wide survey, which examined the role and impact of migration, remittances and citizenship, within the context of the island’s recent economic reforms, on Cuba’s growing racial inequalities. With: Katrin Hansing, Baruch College, CUNY Bert Hoffmann, German Institute of Global and Area Studies Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, University of Connecticut
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Mon, Oct 15
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Tours, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm

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Workshop | How to Ace a Job Interview


There are countless books and articles on handling yourself in an interview. In this one-hour workshop, career coach Kate White will offer three essential success strategies that don’t get as much play as they should but can help you step up your game. Including the one statement one should always make at the end of the interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 15
5:30 pm

Free
Workshops, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, How to Ace a Job Interview

Discussion | A Tribute to Camille Billops and James V. Hatch: 50 Years of Breaking Rules and Building the Arts


An evening of film and discussion with special guests in tribute to the art and activism of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch. Camille, a Black visual artist and filmmaker, has worked with her husband Jim for over 50 years to make viscerally affecting films about her life and family which demand a consideration for the meaning of art, black art, and how art can be used as a tool to promote individual as well as collective cultural awareness, pride, and activism. Billops and Hatch's works reflect social, economic and political issues that are relevant and controversial, adressing the roles of women, family culture, art, race and racism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, A Tribute to Camille Billops and James V. Hatch: 50 Years of Breaking Rules and Building the Arts

Author Reading | Glory: A Life Among Legends


The new memoir by renowned dancer, educator, producer and author Dr. Glory Van Scott with a special program and book party. Glory honors artistic colleagues, explores integrity, examines sexism and racism in the arts, and encourages the new generation of artists. It is a powerful memoir that takes the reader from an early life whose innocence is cut short almost overnight, to Van Scott's dedication to the performing arts as a professional who would find herself at the vanguard of a new vision of African-American dance and theater securing its place as an original American art form.
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Performance | Of Trains and Heroes: A One-Man Show About an Italian Air Force Pilot


A young “scamp” from Mergellina enrolls in the Italian Air Force in the 1930s in order to help his large poor family. As a pilot, he will get to know the world and obtain success, until World War II. Through a series of adventures and encounters with people who, for better or worse, made history, he will change the way he sees the world. The incredible escape from war’s atrocities and from nazi-fascism will spark the battle between tyranny and every man’s inviolable right. A one-man show that, through an individual story, paradigmatically symbolizes many Italians’ commitment to regain freedom. By and with Francesco Andolfi. Directed by Janice Orlandi. Followed by a Q&A with Andolfi.
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Discussion | 'Blue Wave' or 'Red Wedding?': Trend and Mirage in the 2018 Midterm Elections


What can political scientists predict about the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections? Can history and data shed light on elections and governance? And what is likely to happen next? Speaker Michael G. Miller, Assistant Professor of Political Science whose work applies quantitative methods to questions on American elections, political behavior, and other effects of the political process, will critically explore this year's midterm election narrative. He will be joined in conversation by Jessica Huseman, Investigative Reporter at ProPublica, and fellow experts in political science to discuss varying viewpoints and possible outcomes of today’s upcoming elections.
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Mon, Oct 15
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, 'Blue Wave' or 'Red Wedding?': Trend and Mirage in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Author Reading | For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics


Known as the “Colored Girls”, Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in United States politics. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and left an imprint on America’s political culture. Yet their stories, like those of so many African American women, are largely absent from the mainstream—until now. Join these remarkable women as they discuss their lives and political legacies, captured in the new book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, written with Veronica Chambers.
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Lecture | Geography and the Economic Imagination of Development


From research fieldwork notes in Ecuador, Maria Garcia (PhD candidate, Rutgers University) aims to topple traditional thinking about the imaginations of the global and reckon with the ways we can reclaim our ideas of place and space from the neoliberal and capitalist imagination. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies.
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Discussion | Art and Activism


A panel of celebrated writers explore the connections between art and activism. Featuring: Jennifer Baker, editor, Everyday People: The Color of Life Renée Watson, author of Piecing Me Together Tanaïs (Tanwi Nandini Islam), author of Bright Lines Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street Social justice activists and authors Tanaïs, Renée Watson, and Ibi Zoboi have been outspoken advocates not only within their art but through action. In this conversation moderated by Minorities in Publishing podcast host Jennifer Baker, panelists will discuss the intersections between their creative and activist work and explore how the pursuit of social justice has influenced their artistic output as well as their relationships with their communities.
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Classical Music | From Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and more


The program of the concert explores the literary connection between tales of heartbreak and tales of the sea. In classical music, perhaps the most famous instance of this is Wagner's (1813-1883) Tristan und Isolde. Versatile soprano Ariadne Greif joins Momenta Quartet in the world premiere of Stephanie Griffin's chamber arrangement of the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, with additional works by Alba Potes, Carl Bettendorf, Guy Barash, and Stephanie Griffin. Momenta Quartet has premiered more than 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence.” In the words of The New Yorker, “few American players assume Haydn’s idiom with such ease.”
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Performance | Supposium 2018: Launching a Poethical Wager


Supposium 2014 took over (with permission) the Founders Room at MoMA for an afternoon of 1) thought experiments and 2) a procedural performance game. Published earlier this year by Litmus Press, Joan Retallack’s book The Supposium: Thought Experiments & Poethical Play in Difficult Times is part 3 of what has been a very 21st century, collaborative take on Socrates and pals–along with his surprise female mentor Diotima–considering the nature of love in Plato’s Symposium, circa 370 BCE. Those were difficult times too. Difficulty is the constant; well-deployed gravitas and humor, daringly composed interrogative essays (in any genre), paradigm-swerving wagers and, of course, the always reliable element of chance are key variables. This event is a celebratory, but also searching, sequence of poetic and other genre performances, screened images, brief musical interludes–all as wagers. Featuring an extraordinary convergence of Supposium participant-contributors, alphabetically: Adam Pendleton, Beverly Semmes, Charles Bernstein, erica kaufman, Evelyn Reilly, Fred Moten, James Sherry, Lauren Bakst, Omar Berrada, Simone White, and Tracy Grinnell.
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Book Club | To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Romance of Opposites


Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Beatrice Colin's novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.
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Author Reading | Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech


An informal talk and discussion about how technology is transforming the way we live together. Based on Jamie Susskind’s new book, the discussion will center on power, liberty, democracy, and justice – what these terms mean today and what they might mean in the future, in light of developments in AI, machine learning, robotics, and other advances. Susskind’s work has been described as ‘groundbreaking’: it proposes a wholly new approach to thinking and speaking about politics.
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Author Reading | What's Left of the Night: Self-Discovery in Paris


The young Constantine Cavafy arrives in 1897 Paris on the last stop of a long European tour, a trip that will deeply shape his future and push him toward his poetic inclination. With this lyrical novel, tinged with an hallucinatory eroticism that unfolds over three unforgettable days, celebrated Greek author Ersi Sotiropoulos depicts Cavafy in the midst of a journey of self-discovery across a continent on the brink of massive change.
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Author Reading | Radical Doubt: The Joker System, After Boal


Mady Schutzman returns to discuss her recent book. Schutzman proposes an approach to community building based on joke logic, strange loops, trickster tactics, irony, and even chaos. The approach derives from the dynamics of the Joker System – a mode of collectively devising “plays” through the merger of journalistic rigor and performative ambiguity. Devoted to discovering non-polarizing and non-identity-driven modes of resistance, Schutzman moves far beyond the stage, finding analogous “systems” in fields of ethics, anthropology, mathematics, language studies, and speculative science.
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Jazz | Tribute to a jazz musician


Come celebrate the life and music of Sarah McLawler. Many musicians will perform to honor her, and there will be a jam session in the last 20 minutes of the tribute memorial. Sarah McLawler was an American jazz and rhythm and blues - pianist , organist and singer.
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Staged Reading | The Sweepers: Drama in Boston's North End


Bella, Mary, and Dotty have been friends and next-door neighbors in Boston’s North End Italian neighborhood since childhood. Husbands and sons are away fighting, and World War II impacts the neighborhood, exerting unsettling pressure to assimilate and change with the times on those who cherish traditions, values, and cultural heritage. Against this backdrop, Bella’s son is about to marry into an affluent Italian American family with connections to Beacon Hill. Secrets are revealed, lies are bared, and truths are told as the war winds down and powerful emotions strain life-long friendships.
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Mon, Oct 15
7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, The Sweepers: Drama in Boston's North End

Author Reading | Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life


Jane Sherron de Hart kicks off the tour of her new biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The author’s comprehensive look at the “notorious” Justice’s life—a book 15 years in the making—was written with the cooperation of RBG herself and is the result of comprehensive interviews with her husband, children, friends, and associates.
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Mon, Oct 15
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Author Readings, October 15, 2018, 10/15/2018, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
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Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
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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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Tue, Oct 16
10:00 am

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Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
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Workshop | Creative Sculpture Class


Artist Geoffrey Owen Miller teaches how to make a miniature moving mobile out of wire and weights in the style of Alexander Calder. All materials are provided.
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Tour | City Hall tour


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Non-reservation City Hall tours take place each Wednesday.
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Workshop | Protecting Your Privacy: What Does the Internet Know About You


This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your info on the internet.
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Tue, Oct 16
10:30 am

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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Protecting Your Privacy: What Does the Internet Know About You

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! Tuesdays, October 2 through December 18, 2018
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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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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, Crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the Library.
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Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy.
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Classical Music | Chamber music


A lunchtime concert featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
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Classical Music | Chamber music by Juilliard musicians


Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.
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Discussion | Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports


American sports have been at the center of some of the major cultural struggles of our time. In a fascinating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, Zirin first traces how American sports have glamorized racism, sexism, homophobia, and militarism, then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play.     
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Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
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Tue, Oct 16
12:00 pm

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Author Reading | Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists


In 1991, there were more than 1,000 "Americanists" -- experts in U.S. history and politics -- working in the Soviet Union. The Americanist community played a vital role in the Cold War, as well as in large part directing the cultural consumption of Soviet society and shaping perceptions of the U.S. To shed light onto this important, yet under-studied, academic community, Sergei Zhuk explores the personal histories of prominent Soviet Americanists, considering the myriad cultural influences—from John Wayne's bravado in the film Stagecoach to Miles Davis—that shaped their identities, careers, and academic interests.
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Film | Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist


A 2018 American heist comedy film. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Directed by Gary Ross. 110 min. 
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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 | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop will be provided.
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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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Lesson | Business Plan Writing


A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. Learn how to create a business plan that stands out from the crowd.
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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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Lecture | Hegel and the Actuality of Thinking


With: Alfredo Ferrarin, professor of philosophy at the University of Pisa.
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Tue, Oct 16
2:00 pm

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Lectures, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Hegel and the Actuality of Thinking

Dance Lesson | Ballet for beginners


Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. Upcoming dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2 p.m. Consent/release waiver must be signed in order to attend. Limit 18 persons per class. Doors close at 2pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
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Workshop | Domino Club


Have fun playing dominoes!
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Lesson | Beginner French Class


Through lessons and activities you will learn basic French with a library volunteer. Commitment to 5 classes strongly preferred. Space is limited - show up early! Upcoming dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m.
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Film | Some of your Best Friends (1971): Documentary on LGBTQ history in US


A piece of LGBTQ history that chronicles some of the first pride parades and gatherings of queer groups at the forefront of the movement in the post-Stonewall ripple. This film spans divisive topics, exploring the use of aversion therapy, police entrapment and how the activist movement responded. Director: Ken Robinson.
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Workshop | Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more


Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each class students will learn the basics of breath control, articulation, pronunciation and resonance. They will perform simple and easy exercises related to theater and performance skills. Tuesdays, October 2nd, 16th and 30th, November 13th and 27th, December 11th 5.45-7PM.
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Lecture | How to discover and to move on to your next career


The job market is constantly changing - and so are we. As a result we are often interested in changing, or required by circumstance to change. Yet without exposure to other areas, it is easy to assume there is no way for us to do a different job. Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how we can bring value to a new industry or to a new field. Learn how breadth of experience can be a competitive advantage in a changing marketplace. The lecture will cover: * Approaches to discover what we want to do * How to research options we are considering * Why ads demand prior experience and how to change anyway * How to adapt our experience to new fields * Set priorities for the career options you will pursue
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Author Reading | Earth at Risk: Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability


We are squandering our planet’s natural capital—its biodiversity, water and soil, and climate stability—at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course. Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it. Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in science and technology, along with law, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage—the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change—and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon and that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What community-driven or market-based tools can be used to promote sustainable development?
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Author Reading | When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio


When rock and roll was transforming American culture in the 1950s and ’60s, East Harlem pulsed with the sounds of mambo and merengue. Instead of Elvis and the Beatles, Marta Moreno Vega grew up worshipping Celia Cruz, Mario Bauza, and Arsenio Rodriguez. Their music could be heard on every radio in El Barrio and from the main stage at the legendary Palladium, where every weekend working-class kids dressed in their sharpest suits and highest heels and became mambo kings and queens.
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Discussion | Environmental Art: Re-Imagining Art, Science, and the Humanities


An evening with artist-scholars Elaine Gan (Experimental Humanities) and Marina Zurkow (School of the Arts), in conversation with Una Chaudhuri (Experimental Humanities), and Yanoula Athanassakis (Environmental Humanities). Gan and Zurkow’s respective bodies of work engage in public humanities and collaborative experiments that draw on the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to ask questions about radical pluralities of more-than-human worlds. By presenting a series of collaborative experiments, the conversation will focus on the creative and critical lenses through which climate change becomes sensible to new publics.
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Author Reading | Authors talk about the writing process


Faith L. Justice brings to the audience the little-known story of Placidia, fifth century Empress of Rome and Gothic Queen, battling the coming of the Dark Ages. Julieta Rodrigues introduces a diplomatic couple, Laura and Keith, trying to make peace with themselves and the country that hosts them - the Soviet Union in the early eighties. Melodie Winawer, time-bending author of The Scribe of Siena, set in medieval Italy, turns to late Byzantine Greece in her forthcoming The Anticipation.
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Screening | Wildlife: Screening and Talkback


Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife, adapted from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, tells the story of a family pulled apart by a forest fire in rural Montana. When a forest fire near Montana’s Canadian border rages out of control, recently unemployed Jerry decides to join the cause of fighting the blaze. His wife, Jeanette, and their only child, 14-year-old Joe, are left to fend for themselves, Joe forced into the role of adult, Jeanette struggling to keep her head above water. Screenwriters Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan will join the audience for a Q&A session following the free screening of their film.
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Author Reading | Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire


When Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, automobiles were still a novelty in his native Italy. When he died ninety years later, the company he built stood at the top of a global industry, with the Ferrari name universally recognized for performance, racing prowess, and state-of-the-art Italian design. Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire is the definitive account of an epic life. With author Luca Dal Monte.
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Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
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Book Club | Jim Thompson's The killer Inside Me


The novel is described as "one of the most blistering and uncompromising crime novels ever written." The story is told through the eyes of its protagonist, Lou Ford, a 29-year-old deputy sheriff in a small Texas town. Ford appears to be a regular, small-town cop leading an unremarkable existence; beneath this facade, however, he is a cunning, depraved sociopath with sadistic sexual tastes.. James Thompson (1906-1977) was an American author and screenwriter, known for his hardboiled crime fiction. He wrote more than thirty novels, but was little-recognized in his lifetime. Only after death did Thompson's literary stature grow. In the late 1980s, several of his novels were re-published in the Black Lizard series of re-discovered crime fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Author Reading | Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico


Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today Mexico is experiencing an epidemic of diet-related chronic illness. The precipitous rise of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease—all attributed to changes in the Mexican diet—has resulted in a public health emergency. In her gripping new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following NAFTA have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico – sustenance. Mexicans are faced with a food system that favors food security over subsistence agriculture, development over sustainability, market participation over social welfare, and ideologies of self-care over public health. Trade agreements negotiated to improve lives have sometimes failed, resulting in unintended consequences for people’s everyday lives.
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Discussion | Political Theater and Different Configurations of Power


Kimberly Marten, department chair and professor of political science, and Shayoni Mitra, assistant professor of theatre, uncover political networking, power configurations, and political expression through performance. Mitra focuses on political theater under different configurations of power, specifically in Delhi, India. The history of political theater links directly to public space and who has access to cultural expression and citizenship in a global city. Marten's current work analyzes Russian foreign and security policy: how Putin's informal personal networks influence key political decisions, and how informally networked organizations impact both Russian state sovereignty and international security. Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation filled with unexpected connections.
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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Political Theater and Different Configurations of Power

Discussion | Beyond the Brain: Are We Making the Right Decision?


Is there only one way to make a decision? How can two people come to different conclusions about the same scenario? Are the decisions we make influenced by our environment or are we wired to ultimately arrive at a certain conclusion? Through examining various perspectives around how decisions are both made and implemented - from business to science to the world around us, we invite you to be a part of the conversation that bridges science and society. Please join the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute as we host an exciting and thought provoking conversation between Daphna Shohamy, Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, and Michele Ganeless, Producer and former President of Comedy Central. In this exclusive discussion, speakers will examine the science and process of decision making as it relates to any business or professional setting. They will examine the role that social decision making has, as well as debate the impact of data versus instinct.
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Tue, Oct 16
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Beyond the Brain: Are We Making the Right Decision?

Slide Lecture | The Architects of Bloomingdale


An illustrated presentation by Jim Mackin and Gil Tauber about the architects who shaped the neighborhood and the presentation of the first annual Jim Tourain Award to Peter Salwen for the work he has done to honor the history of the upper west side
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum: 2 Authors Read


Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Human Hours, will be published in early fall 2018 by Graywolf Press. Donna Masini in the author of three books of poems, including 4:30 Movie.
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Opening Reception | Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking: A Panel on the Exhibiton


A panel including scholars Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (Emerson College), Martin Tsang (University of Miami), and Christopher Winks (Queens College), moderated by Gabriela Rangel. They will discuss the Cuban writer-ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) in relation to the exhibition.
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Discussion | Beyond the Kremlin: The Pro-Democracy Movement and What the Russian People are Really Thinking


David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, and Vladimir Kara-Murza, leading pro-democracy campaigner, consider the prospects for democracy in Russia. Nina Khrushcheva, a grand daughter of the Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev and  Professor of International Affairs, will provide the opening remarks and introduction.
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6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Beyond the Kremlin: The Pro-Democracy Movement and What the Russian People are Really Thinking

Talk | Artist Talk


A talk by faculty member William Powhida.
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Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music


Tonight: Hippolyte/Ippolito: Rameau and Traetta (1727 - 1779) What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Forum | New York Arab World Culture Forum: Art for Sustainable Futures


The forum will explore the role of the arts in building a more sustainable future by supporting the United Nation’s goals for sustainable development. Renowned Emirati commentator and arts patron Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi will moderate a discussion with journalist Mona Chalabi and artists Matthew Mazzotta and Rashad Salim, following welcome remarks from Boon Hui Tan,  Director of the Museum, and Marie Roudil, UNESCO Representative to the UN.
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Author Reading | The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created


From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."
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Author Reading | In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown


The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from Nathaniel Philbrick, bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition.
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Author Reading | A Dirty Word: How A Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality


In Steph Auteri’s 15 years as a journalist, she has reviewed sex toys, attended sex parties, researched sexual health, and even participated in “cuddle parties.” There’s only one small problem: her sex drive is in the gutter. A beautiful and hilarious mixture of cultural essays and poignant personal stories, A Dirty Word shines a light on what it’s like to feel broken, only to realize that there is no right way to be sexual.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, A Dirty Word: How A Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality

Author Reading | Riddance; or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children


The first new novel in twelve years from Half Life author Shelley Jackson, Riddance is a disquieting supernatural investigation into life after death.
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Author Reading | A Very Large Expanse of Sea: A Different Type of Muslim Girl


From Tahereh Mafi, the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, comes a gorgeous and heartrending contemporary novel inspired by her own experiences with first love, breakdancing, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It’s 2002, a year after 9/11, and Shirin has just started at yet another school. It’s an extremely turbulent time for the world, but especially for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Tuesdays.
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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: ELENA BAJO Silks Portia Wells
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Author Reading | The Eyes of the City: Street Photography


Street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler will discuss his widely acclaimed monograph of street photography.
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Author Readings, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, The Eyes of the City: Street Photography

Comedy Club | The Paper Jam Comedy Show


See New York's funniest comics hone thier craft or test new material, plus enjoy happy hour specials and delicious snacks. Don't miss out on the city's best free comedy show.
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 3-October 30, 2018.
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8:30 pm

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Workshops, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Stargazing in the City

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 | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Wednesdays through October 31, 2018.
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Workshops, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | Oscar nominated Guest Wife (1945): what every woman wants


Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche. 90 min.
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Screening | Shakespeare: From Page to Stage


The workshop will look at Shakespeare's work as a process that moves from page to performance, exploring the methods directors and actors use to analyze, interpret, penetrate, and activate the world of the play. The plays were written and designed for this type of engagement, making for a holistic Shakespeare experience: engaging one's mind, body, and spirit. The workshop will feature a DVD screening of the chosen play. The dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7.
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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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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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Classical Music | Piano works by J.S. Bach, Chopin and Schubert


Peter Rutkowski, piano. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in C Major, WTC II Schubert (1797-1828) Impromptu in B-flat Major Chopin (1810 - 1849) Ballade no. 3 Chopin (1810 - 1849) Scherzo no. 3 About the musician Peter Rutkowski is an active performer for Music Humanities Classes and for the Chamber Players Carnegie Hall Series. He's won first prize in the Concert Festival International Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, and Symphony of the Lakes Concerto Competition.
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1:00 pm

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Concerts, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Piano works by J.S. Bach, Chopin and Schubert

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Songs of Harold Arlen


Songs of Harold Arlen with Josephine Sanges. American composer of popular music Harold Arlen composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, including the classic Over the Rainbow, Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. "Over the Rainbow" was voted the 20th century's No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
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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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Film | The Days of Wine and Roses (1962): a young couple against the alcohol addiction


The story of an alcoholic, co-dependent couple. Director: Blake Edwards. Starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. 117 min.
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Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Wednesdays, July 11-October 31, 2018.
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Discussion | #MeToo and Big Brother in China


A dialogue between Leta Hong Fincher and LU Pin on the past strategies and future prospects of the feminist movement in China.Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist-sociologist who recently published a book, Betraying Big Brother: Feminist Awakening in China. She resides in New York City. LU Pin is a feminist activist from China who founded the influential micro-blog Feminist Voices that was shut down in March 2018. She is now a graduate student in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at SUNY Albany.
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Film | Oscar nominee Bye Bye Birdie (1963): Teen Idol Gets Drafted


A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Director: George Sidney. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh.  112 min.
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Talk | Writer's Circle


The workshop will answer all important question such as, how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life.
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Book Club | Tayari Jones' An American Marriage


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. Tayari Jones is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Workshop | Evening Tai Chi


Julio Cortes is a movement teacher with over 30 years of martial and movement arts experience, specializing in Taijiquan. Taijiquan, also known as Taichi ch’uan, or Taichi, is an internal movement art that includes all of the following: fighting, self-defense, weapons, mental development, meditation, health and healing. The last three are what it is best known for now. In this class students will develop greater body/mind awareness, strength, range of motion, coordination and balance while learning how to move gracefully. Specifically, we will practice a basic warm-up and learn the first set of a powerful and rare long form taught in Asia. Suitable for any age and body condition, this a great opportunity to learn one of the best regarded and most popular body/mind practices in the world. Wednesdays, July 18- October 17, 2018.
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Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
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Opening Reception | Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945


This is the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War. Evolving against a backdrop of unprecedented socio-political upheaval, this unique body of work represents a profoundly transformative phase of Giacometti’s career: at no more than three inches tall and as thin as nails, these works reveal the path that led the artist to the elongated figures for which he became famous in the final two decades of his life.
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Concert | Spiral Music: Sounds from the Himalayas and South Asia


Spiral Music presents acoustic music at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. This week, Dan Kurfist and Leonid Galaganov are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.
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Discussion | The Wild West Through European Eyes


The publication of Professor Elizabeth Leake's book on the Italian western comic, Tex, sparks a discussion on how European cartoonists have viewed and interpreted the American West.
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Lecture | The Future of Petrochemicals


Petrochemicals have created a wide range of modern products which have made themselves indispensable to society. The manufacture of those products absorbs an increasing proportion of the world’s oil and gas and the sector accounts for 11% of global final energy demand. This share is expected to increase in the future driven by the sector’s activity growth. Feedstock represents about half of the total energy inputs to the sector, almost 90% of which is oil and gas. Despite its size, the sector continues to take a back seat in the global energy debate. This is a presentation and discussion with Peter Levi, Energy Analyst and the co-lead author of the upcoming report titled The Future of Petrochemicals.
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Screening | Poetic Realism as Ethnography: Unforgettable Portraits in Baltic Documentaries


Opposing the Soviet post-war documentary tradition, the new generation of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian documentarians—influenced by works of Dziga Vertov and Robert Flaherty—started to pay attention to the characters in their mundane environments that emerged into what is now known as Baltic Poetic Documentary Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. While portraying the local populations and remote areas, these documentaries focus on rural villages and natural environments. Observational style, intuitive decisions made straight on locations alongside a wide use of visual metaphors are some of the common traits characteristic to these films. This event suggests paying particular attention to the ethnographic side of Baltic poetic documentaries and thinking about how the filmmakers approached subjects of their films and how the poetic mode allowed them to bring national themes into their works. Screening followed by a panel discussion with Riho Västrik (University of Tallinn), Sally Berger (Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU) and Pacho Velez (New School University). The films will be presented and the discussion moderated by Lukas Brasiskis (Cinema Studies, NYU). Screening includes: The Coast by Aivars Freimanis (Latvia, 1963, 20 min) The Dreams of the Centenarians by Robertas Verba (Lithuania, 1969, 17 min) Woman from Kihnu by Mark Soosaar (Estonia, 1973, 45 min) Ten Minutes Older by Herz Frank (Latvia, 1978, 10 min)
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Wed, Oct 17
6:00 pm

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Screenings, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Poetic Realism as Ethnography: Unforgettable Portraits in Baltic Documentaries

Discussion | Black Politics, the Neoliberal Racial Order, Expropriation, and Exploitation in Racialized Capitalism


A conversation between Nancy Fraser, The New School for Social Research, and Michael Dawson from the University of Chicago. 
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Discussions, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Black Politics, the Neoliberal Racial Order, Expropriation, and Exploitation in Racialized Capitalism

Film | Birthright: A War Story (2017): Government Control of Women


This documentary details the radical movement underway to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. The film tells the story of some of the women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care. 105 min. The director, Civia Tamarkin, and executive producer/writer, Luchina Fisher, will be on-hand to answer questions afterwards.    
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Lecture | The Tanenbaum Center's Fight Against Religious Bigotry: A Battle from the Ashes of the Holocaust


Joyce Dubensky, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, delivers this lecture followed by a question and answer period.
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Author Reading | The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War


If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets.  With author Ben MacIntyre.
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Screening | Eye on Dance: The Challenges Facing Female Choreographers (1988)


Eye on Dance was a television series launched in 1981 to deepen the public’s understanding of the full spectrum of dance forms that intersect to produce American dance. An in-depth interview based series, the socially and historically framed discussions were illuminated through performance excerpts. Choreographers Sarah Skaggs, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women, and Miriam Mahdaviani of the New York City Ballet speak with moderator Celia Ipiotis about various aspects of their work as choreographers. The conversation focuses on challenges faced by female choreographers in a male dominated choreographic field including available opportunities, support for creating new works, the impact of critics and criticism as well as advantages offered by choreographic workshops. Celia Ipiotis will be joined by panelists Camille Brown, Miriam Mahdaviani, and Sarah Skaggs for this live screening.
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Author Reading | Melmoth: a modern-day take on Gothic horror


The bestselling author of The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry will speak about her new novel Melmoth with Aidan Flax-Clark, host of The New York Public Library podcast Library Talks. Helen Franklin is hiding out in Prague and working as a low-level translator to escape a secret decades in her past. Karel is a professor being haunted by a mysterious dossier that was left to him by a dead man in the National Library. Part confession, part warning, it heralds the arrival of Melmoth the Witness, a mysterious dark-robed figure who has roamed the globe for centuries, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters. When Karel brings it to Helen, she thinks little of it—and then Karel goes missing…
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Discussion | Rethinking Populism on the Left


What if populism was more than the image of demagoguery seen across our media? Chantal Mouffe and Jonathan Smucker discuss the “populist moment” that Western democracies face today and what it means for the left, themes from Mouffe’s latest book, For a Left Populism, just out in the US with Verso Books.
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Discussion | Documenting Diversity: Staying Woke and Making Pictures


A panel discussion with photographers Nina Berman, Lola Flash, and Ruddy Roye. How do photographers authentically and confidently approach image-making when the photographer, audience, and subjects can be from diverse racial, class, and gender origins? How do photographers present their subjects in a way that ensures dignity, empowerment and inclusion? How do documentary photographers stay focused on issues that raise awareness of the social and political environment and get involved to influence the outcomes of these situations?
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Talk | When US Press Flirted with Fascism


Mauro Canali discusses his new research and book on American correspondents in Fascist Italy. In Italian with English interpreter.
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Discussion | The Perils and Possibilities of Digital Advertising


The model of news delivery and the relationship between editorial and advertising is changing rapidly. The system is compromised, filled with fraud, and threatens both readers’ trust and journalism’s ethical codes. Security challenges have turned some news sites’ ads into vectors for dangerous ransomware, and publishers must combat a rising duopoly of Google and Facebook. Journalism is stronger than ever, but the business of journalism has never been more precarious. Aram Zucker-Scharff of The Washington Post will moderate a discussion about this complex digital ecosystem, the dangers it poses to a free press, and the possibilities for creating better, sustainable models that favor readers over page views and profit. Zucker-Scharff will be joined by Emily Bell of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, Brendan Spain of The Financial Times, Elizabeth Anne Watkins, PhD student in Communications at Columbia, and Ryan Brown of Gizmodo Media Group.
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Classical Music | Works by Aaron Copland and others


This program is a collection of travel memories of a sort. Each of the works carries a strong sense of climate and atmosphere. Darius Milhaud's (1892-1974) Sonatina Pastorale is springlike and temperate; Roberto Sierra's b.1953) String Quartet No. 2 is lushly tropical and full of dance rhythms in homage to his Puerto Rican roots; the placid Song of the Varied Thrush by Ann Southam (1937-2010) is cool and Nordic in atmosphere; and Aaron Copland's (1900-1990) Sextet brings to mind a vibrant, mechanical cityscape. Featuring special guests Stephen Gosling, piano and Benjamin Fingland, clarinet. Curated by Momenta violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron. Momenta Quartet has premiered more than 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence.” In the words of The New Yorker, “few American players assume Haydn’s idiom with such ease.”
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Book Club | Men Without Women: Seven Tales of Humor and Pathos


Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all. Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic, marked by the same wry humor and pathos that have defined his entire body of work.
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Author Reading | The Infinite Game: How to Play the Game You're In


Do you know how to play the game you’re in? In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified. In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind. With author Simon Sinek. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Poetry Reading | Time's Language: Celebrating 60 Years of Margaret Randall’s Poetry


A 450-page compendium of Margaret Randall’s sixty years of poetry–from her first slim volume self-published in New York City to recent books out with major publishers. She will give a commentated reading.
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Author Reading | Author: Literary Portraits


Celebrate the launch of Author, esteemed photographer Beowulf Sheehan's monograph. Sheehan's work has been displayed in the Dostoevsky Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, and elsewhere. Subjects of his portraiture include Bono, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman, Yoko Ono, and Ai Weiwei. 
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Author Reading | The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Personal Stories


Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the innermost lives of everyday people. From a family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor, to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger, these masterfully written tales reveal not only the precarious balance maintained between grief and happiness in our lives, but also how the echoes of personal tragedy can shape us for the better. 
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Film | Frost (2017): The Minefield That Is Modern Ukraine


An unheroic road story of discovery in which a selfless Lithuanian couple drives a truck loaded with humanitarian aid for Ukrainians fighting off Russian aggression in the Donbas. They quickly find themselves in the middle of a minefield that is today’s Ukraine, where there is no telling who is a friend and who a foe. Director: Sharunas Bartas 132 min.
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Talk | Artist Talk


Cullen Washington Jr. utilizes the grid to communicate humanity and inter-connectedness. He describes his collage abstract paintings as “non-representational fields of activity.” Venues include: The Queens Museum; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Saatchi Gallery London; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, where he was artist in residence. A recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, his work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Charles Saatchi Gallery, and the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana.
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Concert | New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy


This is the first of three live performances of David Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy" of albums—1979's Lodger, 1978's "Heroes", and 1977's Low. This year's New Sounds Live performances include past and present members of Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Dirty Projectors, Battle Trance, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. One album will be performed in its entirety each night. Each concert will open with short programs of music that inspired the trilogy composed by Brian Eno and Klaus Schulze.
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by Mendelssohn and more


The New School Community Orchestra; Nell Flanders, conductor. Program Robert Cuckson (b.1942) Zumernakht in Lemberik Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Pelleas and Melisande, Op. 80 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)  Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian” About the Performers Nell Flanders’ conducting credits include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Riverside Orchestra. The New School Community Orchestra is comprised of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni, together with individuals from the larger NYC community, collaborating with world-class conductors and performing repertoire from a range of musical periods and styles.
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Concerts, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Orchestral works by Mendelssohn and more

Concert | Chamber music


Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, Project Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, they make a big impact on audiences of all ages. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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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.
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Workshop | Resumes and Cover Letters


Interactive sessions for career coaching, skill-building, peer feedback, networking and to help you stay focused on your goals. In this five-week series, we’ll explore all stages of the job search and learn proven techniques to accelerate your work.
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Film | On Dangerous Ground (1951): Film Noir


Cop Jim Wilson has seen it all on the shadowy streets of New York City, and the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman. Director: Nicholas Ray.        Starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper & Anthony Ross. 82 min.
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Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
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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 | Tour The Battery


A tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
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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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Reading | Literature Workshop: Dialect Poetry


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 session we'll be reading and discussing the poets who write in dialects of English, both in America and global. Come for a discussion of poets who use local language to examine identity, nation, and more. We'll be reading from Paul Laurence Dunbar, John Agard, and others. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
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Classical Music | Music from the 16th and 17th century


This program explores the underplayed repertoire of five-part string music from the seventeenth and late sixteenth centuries. Witness a diversity of national styles from Italy to Austria and luxuriate in the rich textures of this music that is full of surprises and invention. New Amsterdam Consort is an emerging New York City based string ensemble consisting of students and alumni of The Juilliard School.  Performers: Robert Warner, harpsichord and director; Isabelle Seula Lee, violin; Rachell Wong, violin; Daniel McCarthy, viola; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Keiran Campbell, cello.
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1:15 pm

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Book Club | Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome


Ethan Frome takes place against a backdrop of the cold, gray, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome is an isolated farmer trying to scrape out a meager living while also tending to his frigid, demanding and ungrateful wife, Zeena. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Film | Tully (2018): comedy-drama with Charlize Theron


An overwhelmed mother of three and her husband hire a young night nurse to care for their baby. The nurse becomes a confidant for the woman, who is grappling with her identity as a wife and mother. Directors Jason Reitman. 96 min.
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Film | Run Silent, Run Deep (1958): WWII submarine warfare


After Japanese forces torpedo his submarine during World War II, commanding officer "Rich" Richardson (Clark Gable) is placed in charge of the USS Nerka. The crew on board the Nerka -- led by Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster), who had been passed over for promotion when Richardson was brought in -- is openly hostile to their new commander, especially when it becomes clear that Richardson's sole obsession is finding and destroying the Japanese ship that sank his old vessel. Directors Robert Wise. Starring: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden. 96 min.
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Film | Black Angel (1946): crime film noir


An alcoholic prone to blackouts searches for his wife’s murderer and makes a shocking discovery. Director: Roy William Neill. Starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre. 81 min.
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Film | Ocean's 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist


A 2018 American heist comedy film. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Directed by Gary Ross. 110 min.
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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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Discussion | Mexican Democracy and Migration


With Alexandra Délano, New School. Diego Gómez Pickering, Consul General of Mexico to New York City Ángelo Cabrera, Baruch College
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Lecture | The Growing Relevance of Wealth Inequality


Speaker Salvatore Morelli is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality and ARC Distinguished Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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Workshop | Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Discussion | Let's Talk Democracy


Would you like to understand the political system better and have the tools to improve it?   Join a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact.  Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you.
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Author Reading | I Know How You Feel : author discusses women's friendships


Diane Barth discusses her recent book, I Know How You Feel : the Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives. “Do I have enough friends?” “Why did my friendship end?” and “What makes a good friendship work?" These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, she draws out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven't shared before.
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Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States


This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: Presidential elections, duties, terms, limitations, and impeachment Upcoming dates: October  25, November 1, and 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Performance | Radio Theater presents: The Awful Truth (1937)


The screwball comedy The Awful Truth epitomizes the comedies of the late 30's and 40's, as remembered in the movie with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. The play was written in 1921, and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has adapted the story for radio. The story begins with a happy married couple, Jerry and Lucy Warriner, who find themselves headed to divorce court when they begin to doubt each other's fidelity. They file for divorce quickly, but soon regret their hasty actions. Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Custody of the dog keeps Jerry close to Lucy, and Lucy impersonates his 'sister' to foil his budding romance with Molly. Soon, it's a madcap race to bring the lovebirds back together.
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Thu, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Discussion | Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18


A musical performance vocalizing highlights from the U.S. Constitution will precede a panel discussion, moderated by Steve Brodner and featuring artists Anita Kunz, Melinda Beck and Marshall Arisman, who appear in the exhibition Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18. In today’s political climate, using satire to record and respond to the current state of affairs is an act of survival. This is no more apparent than in this group exhibition of over 200 satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists, including Milton Glaser, Roz Chast and Art Spiegelman. Each artist’s work addresses the issues and controversies surrounding the most polarizing presidential election and administration in recent history.
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Lecture | The Appeal: Gender and Prosecution in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and the Common Law


Speaker Penelope Geng is an assistant professor of English at Macalester College. She works at the intersection of literature, law, and religion. She is completing her first book Communal Justice in Shakespeare’s England, which examines popular representations of communal justice and lay magistracy in Reformation and post-Reformation England.
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Workshop | Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C


In this course, you will spend time thinking about the meaning of tyranny in the 21st century. To do this, the group will read theoretical accounts of tyranny given by different writers, scholars, and philosophers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. This workshop will seek to understand what leads a society to embrace a tyrannical leader and how citizens of a society ensconced in tyranny can resist the totalitarian actions of such a leader.   About the Professor: Erik Zimmerman is a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research where he teaches courses in gender and sexuality studies and philosophy. In addition, Erik is an editor at Routledge Press, where he publishes books on the sociology and gender studies lists, and he is a regular contributor to publications such as Into and OUT Magazine. This course will take place on Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
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Thu, Oct 18
6:00 pm

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Workshops, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C

Author Reading | Blood Words/A Warrior’s Walk


Manoshi Chitra Neogy is a filmmaker, director, poet, performer, and author. Neogy had produced several award-winning documentaries relating to self-expression, cultural issues, and art forms, which have aired around the world. 
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Author Reading | The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960


Dan Callahan, the author of The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, takes us through the evolution of acting for the camera: from Lillian Gish in the silent era to John Barrymore and Bette Davis in the sound era. He will end his talk by describing the change-over to the Method actors in the 1950s, which will be represented by the deeply emotional work of Kim Stanley.
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Opening Reception | Greetings from Harlem: Past is Present


Works by Shaun O’Rourke comprised of fine art, mixed media, and limited edition, signed and numbered prints. The show pays tribute to an ever-evolving Harlem through its temporary textures, graffiti, architecture and people. We honor the past, while standing in the present.  
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Opening Reception | Body Language: A 2-Woman Exhibition


The paintings of Miroslava Romanova depict bodies that seem both pathologised and eroticised, neither wholly living nor wholly dead. Romanova credits her childhood days spent engrossed in her uncle's medical library for her deep interest in disease and injury rather than the perfected body. Dasha S. Kandinsky paints the products and weapons of consumerism, what attacks and mutates and transforms the body. Hand grenades are shown as large as religious icons, glistening and hyper-real in the synthetic, aesthetic colours of advertising. Look closer and see that they are studded with familiar symbols, logos and slogans; Royal insignia, Facebook, dollar signs, national anthems. Kandinsky builds on the work of her late father, Pop-artist Anton S. Kandinsky, and his use of 'Gemism', the practice of depicting realistic images of gemstones in paintings.
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Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from June 7-October 25, 2018.
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Screening | Isaac Julien's Looking for Langston (1989): a British black-and-white film


This fantasy-like meditative biographical piece is composed of archival footage, photographs, poetry and re-enactments to evoke the atmosphere of the Harlem Renaissance. Julien treats the life of writer Langston Hughes in symbolic fashion, emphasizing his poetry and affirming Hughes' Black gay identity. Julien employs a mixture of 1920's American blues and 80's British blues to link Black British and Black American culture through time and space, underlining their diaspora commonalities. Starring Ben Ellison, Matthew Baidoo, Akim Mogaji. 42 min.
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Book Club | Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing


The book follows a 10-year-old girl and her mother who invite a Chinese refugee into their home. Madeleine Thien is a Canadian short story writer and novelist. The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature has considered her work as reflecting the increasingly trans-cultural nature of Canadian literature, exploring art, expression and politics inside Cambodia and China, as well as within diasporic Asian communities. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Discussion | Disrupting Fashion: Technology and Artificial Intelligence


Technology and artificial intelligence are having an enormous impact on all aspects of the fashion industry, from design to production to consumption. How can technology help bring customized fit to the masses? How can it help create garments in a more sustainable manner, to lessen the impact on the environment and climate change? What are the next innovations in sales, retail, and design? A panel of fashion and technology experts will discuss the disruption and re-creation of the fashion industry.    
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Author Reading | The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: Raised by a Mentally Ill Parent


Kim Adrian tells the story of a child raised by a mentally ill parent—a child who didn't understand that basic fact about her mother until she was much older. She tries to tackle the confusion of that situation by cataloging both childhood memories and current-day insights into and interactions with her now elderly mother in the form of a glossary.
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Film | Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945): Oscar-Nominated Italian Film


This harrowing drama centers on the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. The film stars Aldo Fabrizi as a partisan priest and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member. Conceived and directed amid the ruins of World War II, Rome, Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, with war’s immediacy in every frame. A watershed in Italian cinema, with cinematography by Ubaldo Arata, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and planted the seeds of neorealism.   103 min. In Italian with English subtitles
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6:30 pm

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Films, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945): Oscar-Nominated Italian Film
Thu, Oct 18
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Unheard-Of Things: Connections Between Language, Violence and the Image

Gallery Talk | For Opacity: Exhibition Walkthrough


A walkthrough of the exhibition with artist Elijah Burgher and Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, followed by a reading of Selected Performance Scripts, 2012–2018 by artist Gordon Hall with Chris Domenick and Savannah Knoop.
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Opening Reception | The New Vanguard Photography Prize


Document Journal editor-in-chief Nick Vogelson will announce the winner of the inaugural The New Vanguard Photography Prize on the day on which an exhibition dedicated to The New Vanguard opens. The winner of the prize will be featured in Document’s Fall/Winter 2018 issue, with a limited-edition cover and a 24-page fashion editorial created with fashion director Sarah Richardson. The issue hits newsstands this month.
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Author Reading | Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World


Marcia Bjornerud – professor of geology at Lawrence University and frequent contributor to The New Yorker’s Elements blog – charts how geologists have developed a conception of time that encompasses the history of our planet beyond humanity’s fractional place. A discussion of how wholesale adoption of this geologic understanding of time could be our salvation.
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Classical Music | Variations on a French Theme: Saint-Saens, Chopin, Poulenc, Debussy


Program: Chopin Etude, Op. 25, No. 7, arr. for cello and piano Auguste Franchomme Air Irlandais, Varié, Op. 25, No. 3 for cello and piano Chopin Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1 arr. for cello and piano Saint-Saens The Swan for cello and piano (piano arr. Spencer Myer) Koechlin Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano, Op. 66 for cello and piano Debussy Scherzo for cello and piano Poulenc-Gendron Sérénade from Chansons Gaillardes, arr. for cello and piano Debussy Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano in D Minor Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin on cello and Spencer Myer on piano
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Thu, Oct 18
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Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, Variations on a French Theme: Saint-Saens, Chopin, Poulenc, Debussy

Poetry Reading | Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout reads from her book Wobble


Rae Armantrout is the author of numerous books of poetry published by Wesleyan University Press, including Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2015; Versed, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, Up to Speed, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry, and, most recently, Wobble (October 2018). Also: Ron Silliman is the author and editor of over twenty books of poetry, including Crow; ABC; and Paradise, which received the Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University.
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Author Reading | Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice


How do collective care, disability justice, and sick and disabled Black and brown femmes save the world and each other during this time of apocalypse—or do we? Come discuss the histories and present day struggles and triumphs of disabled Black and brown queers with writer, cultural worker and performer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
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Staged Reading | Coyote on a Fence: Fates on Death Row


Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn is a funny young guy who loves to do impressions. He's also a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. As each awaits his fate on death row, one evokes sympathy, the other derision. In vivid scenes, this staged reading explores the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though proven guilty? Written by Bruce Graham. Coyote on a Fence received two Drama Desk nominations and an OBIE Award nominations and was originally presented 2000. Starring original cast member Paul Sparks with Christopher Daftsios, Lee Sellars and C. Kelly Wright.
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Author Reading | Friends*: *Bearing Gifts: Memories of the Famous


A uniquely talented and visionary creative leader in the world of retail, Joseph Cicio's high-profile positions brought him into contact with many leading celebrities over the years. Cicio fondly recalls these famous friends through the beautiful gifts they each gave to him. tonight he shares these wonderful (and sometimes humorous) memories.
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Concert | A New Generation of Mexican-American Singer-Songwriters


Celebrate a new generation of Mexican-American singer-songwriters with performances by Renee Goust and Diana Gameros. Having grown up between the U.S and Mexico, Goust and Gameros move between cultures, languages, and genres to deliver anthems of personal, cultural, and political identity.
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Concert | New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy


This is the second of three live performances of David Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy" of albums—1979's Lodger, 1978's "Heroes", and 1977's Low. This year's New Sounds Live performances include past and present members of Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Dirty Projectors, Battle Trance, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. One album will be performed in its entirety each night. Each concert will open with short programs of music that inspired the trilogy composed by Brian Eno and Klaus Schulze.
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Thu, Oct 18
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Concerts, October 18, 2018, 10/18/2018, New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy

Classical Music | Hyggelic Opus: chamber works inspired by Danish culture


Lucy Railton, cello; James Rushford, piano; Stíne Janvin, vocal. Hyggelic Opus is a text-based sound collage piece for live and recorded voice, inspired by Danish composer Henning Christiansen (1932-2008) and the Danish term hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”), which is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” and considered an essential character of Danish culture.  Hyggelic Opus will be a communal creation of a hygge environment, taking into consideration the Scandinavian conformism and ostentatious happiness the term can also connote. Through a selection of staged scenarios in which the audience is invited to participate, hygge functions as the starting point for a musical interpretation of the Danish language based on found material from interviews and writings from Christiansen’s archive, YouTube videos, and other materials found online as well as Janvin’s own voice, recorded and performed live.
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Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
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Symposium | Making Art, Making Meaning in Fifteenth-Century Flanders


Making Art, Making Meaning in Fifteenth-Century Flanders is a workshop organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos at the Frick Collection. The workshop will examine the making and meaning of art in fifteenth-century Flanders, with the aim of considering the context of Jan van Eyck’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos.
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Symposium | Pink: A Fashion Symposium


This symposium will explore the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics will include the significance of pink clothing in western and non-western cultures (including India, Africa, Mexico, and Japan), the role of pink in eighteenthcentury portraiture, associations of pink with politics, gender, and sexuality, and the use of pink in cinema.
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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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Festival | The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebration Preview


Kick off the Harlem Renaissance 100 community celebration with a Harlem Open House. The Open House will showcase Harlem/Upper Manhattan’s cultural resources and assets to the travel market, media, and general public, setting the stage for upcoming programming over the next two years in commemoration of the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars of African descent to the area. Over 25 cultural institutions and community-based organizations including the Apollo, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Harlem Stage, Jazz Museum of Harlem, Museum City of New York and others will introduce their venues and public programs. Displays of art, music and dance performances and interactive sessions followed by neighborhood tours will convey flavors of the Harlem Renaissance period.
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Discussion | Shaping Contemporary Culture in Russia: The Yeltsin Center and the New Perspectives from Ekaterinburg


In recent years there have been significant developments in the cultural life of Russia. The general mission of the Yeltsin Center is to study and present issues surrounding the modern democratic society of Russia, its institutions, principles, laws, and customs, as well as to preserve and publicize the historical legacy of the first president of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. Among other things, the Center supports projects in the fields of education, culture, youth, humanitarian cooperation, publishing and literature. It represents a new type of cultural institution that deals not only with recent history but also delivers a broad range of programs, raising questions about the country's often difficult past, while also examining contemporary issues and matters. Dina Sorokina, director of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Museum, and Lyudmila Telen, deputy executive director of the Yeltsin Center, in conversation with the makers of the film ProRock (2015), producer Anna Selyanina and director Evgeny Grigoryev.
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Workshop | Jewelry Making Class for Beginners


A step by step guide on how to make bracelets and necklaces with beads. All materials and tools are provided.
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Film | A Bay of Blood (1972): Italian horror film


When crippled Countess Federica is murdered at her isolated mansion, a gruesome battle ensues to secure the rights to her valuable property around the bay. Director: Mario Bava. Starring Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Volonté. 84 min.
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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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Fri, Oct 19
12:20 pm

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Concerts, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Bach at Noon

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 | Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980): Stephen King Adaptation


A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil presence induces the father to violence while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings. Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. 142 min.
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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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Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


Organist Donald R. Meineke serves as Cantor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity where he oversees the musical life of the Parish, conducts the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, curates an extensive concert series, and is Artistic Director of Bach Vespers featuring the renowned Bach Choir and Players. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
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1:00 pm

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Concerts, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Symposium | Queer New York and Urban Performance in the 1970's and 1980's


Held in conjunction with the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, this one-day symposium will explore queer performance and its relation to New York City’s public spaces in the 1970s and 1980s. Topics range from the street as a contested site of performance art to the urban framework of New York as performing on and for queer communities.
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Film | Chappaquiddick (2017): Drama Based On A True Incident


Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Director: John Curran.  Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern & Jim Gaffigan.  101 min. 
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Workshop | Fencing Workshop


Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Must be 16 or older to participate.
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Workshop | Art Express: Vision Board


Actualize your ideas and inspirations into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Do you have specific goals for your life that you’re ready to start working towards but have a hard time visualizing? A vision board can help make your goals feel real and tangible. Find images and texts that will affirm your goals and give you a constant reminder of what you want to achieve. All materials are free and will be provided. Feel free to bring your own art materials. Upcoming date and theme for Art Express:  Holiday Slider Greeting Cards, Friday, November 16, 2 PM.
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Film | The Hurricane Heist (2018): thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S.


A American heist action film that follows a band of thieves who plan to use a Category 5 hurricane to cover their tracks of a bank robbery. Directed by Rob Cohen. Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Melissa Bolona and Ralph Ineson. 103 min.
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2:00 pm

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Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Tours, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Film | Lost and Found (1979): Comedy


A college professor and an English divorcee meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the jungle of academia unfolds and the mirth of marriage fades. Director: Melvin Frank. Starring George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Maureen Stapleton. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Films, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Lost and Found (1979): Comedy

Film | Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982): Comedy with Sean Penn


A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Director: Amy Heckerling. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh Judge Reinhold, and Robert Romanus. 90 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Films, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982): Comedy with Sean Penn

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Come in, relax, color and meditate! All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 19
3:00 pm

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Workshops, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Adult Coloring Club

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach and Bartok


Violinist Lewis Kaplan will perform Chaconne by J. S. Bach (1685-1750) as well as Chaconne by Bartok (1881-1945). Violinist Lewis Kaplan teaches at The Juilliard School, the Mannes School of Music – The New School, the Bowdoin Festival and is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in London. He has served on the juries of numerous international competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Fritz Kreisler (Vienna), Mozart International (Salzburg), Japan International (Tokyo) among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Oct 19
6:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Works by J.S. Bach and Bartok

Lecture | Yugoslavia, a Century Later: Why Did the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes Form a Union in 1918?


In late October 1918, a provisional state of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs was proclaimed in Zagreb, with the aim of unifying soon with Serbia and Montenegro. Similar, pro-union manifestos were issued in Ljubljana and Sarajevo, while the Serbian army, together with its British, French, Italian, and Greek allies, had broken through the Salonika front in September and liberated much of Serbia by the end of October. Despite enormous challenges, sacrifices, and a catastrophic defeat, before the triumph of 1918, the Serbian leadership had generally pursued a pro-unification line through the war, as did exiled Croats and other South Slavs, of the London-based Yugoslav Committee. The proclamation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes on December 1, 1918 in Belgrade had the support of practically all relevant political, intellectual and religious groups. Yet, unsurprisingly perhaps, the Yugoslav unification today is often perceived as a naïve, catastrophic mistake if not a result of Serb/Croat manipulation or the Powers’ conspiracy. Was Yugoslavia not doomed to failure from the start, as its seemingly perpetual crises and the violent collapses in the 1940s and 1990s surely attest? With Dejan Djokić, Professor of History at the University of London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Oct 19
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Yugoslavia, a Century Later: Why Did the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes Form a Union in 1918?