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February 22, 2019. Free shows, free concerts, free tours, free movies, free dance performances and dancing, free readings by famous authors, free lectures by world-famous experts and many more free things to do and free events to go to take place in New York every day of the year.

If you are visiting New York and are done with all the famous New York City staples, like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Metropolitan Museum, a couple of Broadway shows and the likes, you may want to devote some of your time or most of your time to New York's best kept secret - the abundance of free high quality entertainment.

And if you are an NYC dweller, the City will never cease to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment as whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September, NYC art, culture and entertainment scene is saturated with free offerings.

If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar displayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.


New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same is true when it comes to free entertainment and culture), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away! So if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you still will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to.

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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!

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Free things to do, free events that take place in the City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (February 22, 2019) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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48 Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) Today:
Friday, February 22, 2019

All events, things to do today, Friday, February 22, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Symposium | Year Zero: More-Than-Human Worlding After 1945


1945 marks the end of a world war, the rise of decolonized states, the beginning of an unruly geological epoch. This symposium brings together extraordinary scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries to examine intersecting materialities and unprecedented logics of this postwar rupture, a Year Zero in which humans, nonhumans, and machines were violently remade. Thinking of security and affect through nuclear ruins (Joseph Masco), ecological consequences of growth paradigms (Julie Livingston), queer postcolonial bodies through chemical fertilizers (Vanessa Agard-Jones), remaking of a global South through oranges (Tiago Saraiva), smartness and resilience through infrastructure (Orit Halpern), and the emergence of metadata after the war (Lisa Gitelman), this symposium gathers together a striking array of critical-creative practices for tracing more-than-human worlding and inhabiting their relentless, differential trajectories.
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Symposiums, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Year Zero: More-Than-Human Worlding After 1945

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


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Performance | The Art of Storytelling


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


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
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Film | Revolutionary Road (2008): Three time Oscar winning drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet


A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. 119 min. Director: Sam Mendes. Starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Revolutionary Road is the second on-screen collaboration among Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Kathy Bates, all of whom previously co-starred in Titanic. The performances of DiCaprio and Winslet earned them a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, respectively, and the film was nominated for a further three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs and three Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Michael Shannon.
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Films, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Revolutionary Road (2008): Three time Oscar winning drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet

Film | The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson


As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. 105 min. Director: Richard Eyre. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin. Production was set to begin in London in October 2016, and it was reported on December 8, 2016 that filming had wrapped. The Children Act had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2017.
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Films, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson

Discussion | Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It


Amed the 13th is a national call for fresh thinking about criminal law and policy which places at its center the violence, degradation, trauma and dehumanization inflicted on communities that are targeted by our “criminal injustice system.” Now is the time for those who believe in democratic justice and full citizenship for all Americans to demand that the 13th Amendment’s Punishment Clause be removed from the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment, laws emerging from its ratification (namely the Black Codes), and the resultant social order have been used as tools to enforce discrimination based on class, race, place, and gender. It is clear that there is a relationship between justice matters and racial constructions about White superiority and Black inferiority, and that this relationship fuels the exploitation and disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown bodies. Moreover, the relationship limits the enjoyment of all the rights and attributes of citizenship by people of color in general and formerly incarcerated people in particular. Moderator: -- Flores A. Forbes, Associate Vice President Strategic Policy and Program Implementation in the Office of Government & Community Affairs Panel: -- Sheena Wright, President and CEO United Way of New York City. She will expand on the United Way literacy campaign and the historical connection of literacy on slavery, emancipation and the contemporary carceral state. -- Kendall Thomas is the Nash Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. -- Mika’il DeVeaux, Ph.D., is the founder of Citizens Against Recidivism and a lecturer at Nassau Community College (SUNY).
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Discussions, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


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


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Classical Music | Pipes at One Organ Recital: harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic


Paolo Bordignon is harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and performs in 2018-19 with Camerata Pacifica, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and more. He has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Knights, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has collaborated with Sir James Galway, Itzhak Perlman, David Robertson, Reinhard Goebel, Paul Hillier, Bobby McFerrin, and Midori, as well as Renée Fleming and Wynton Marsalis in a Juilliard Gala. For the opening of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, he gave the east coast première of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra. He has also appeared in solo performance for New York Fashion Week. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Pipes at One Organ Recital: harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic

Workshop | Tips To Quit Smoking By A Doctor


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


Elena Ariza, cello; Misha Galant, piano. Program Ravel Sonate Posthume Giovanni Solima Alone Tchaikovsky Meditation op. 72 no. 5 Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Piazzolla Le Grande Tango Cellist Elena Ariza performed as a soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in the same year. Currently, she serves as Principal Cellist of the Columbia University Orchestra and the Columbia Pops Orchestra. Elena has won numerous solo and concerto competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association’s California State Competition, Pacific Musical Society Annual Competition, Mondavi Young Artists Competition, and the Symphony Parnassus Concerto Competition, among others. She has played in masterclasses led by David Finckel, Ronald Leonard, Colin Carr, Robert deMaine, and Bonnie Hampton. Pianist Misha Galant has performed with the Fort Worth, Rochester, Utah, Oakland, Peninsula, Livermore, Santa Rosa Youth, and California Youth symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2016, he went on tour of Austria and Italy with the California Youth Symphony, where he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Misha is one of ten students nationwide to receive the Chopin Scholarship from the Chopin Foundation and was a prizewinner at the first inaugural Van Cliburn Junior Competition and at the Eastman Piano Competition.
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Works By Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and more

Gallery Talk | Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean: Curator's Tour


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


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


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


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


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


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


Brandon Bergeron, trumpet. Program Vladimir Peskin Trumpet Concerto in C minor Vincent Persichetti The Hollow Men Pixinguinha (arr. Brandon Bergeron) Naquele Tempo Pixinguinha (arr. Brandon Bergeron) Carinhoso Enrique Crespo Suite Americana No. 1
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Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Share Their Work


Brionne Janae was the winner of the 2014 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest from the Comstock Review, judged by Kwame Dawes, and her first manuscript was selected by Michael Ryan for Emerson Colleges Best Thesis Award. Her debut collection, After Jubilee  (Boaat Press, 2017), was also was selected by Dorianne Laux as the finalist for the 2016 BOAAT Book Prize. Nabila Lovelace is a first-generation native of Queens, New York, whose family is originally from Trinidad and Nigeria. The author of Sons of Achilles (YesYes Books, 2018), she lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet living in St. Louis. He is the author of Indecency (Coffee House Press), winner of the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, and of the chapbook A History of Flamboyance (YesYes Books, 2016).
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Opening Reception | Beginning, End, None: Life and Capitalism


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


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


Jodie Mack is an experimental animator, associate professor of animation at Dartmouth College, and a 2018/19 Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. Her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues, including at the Images Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, BFI London Film Festival, National Gallery of Art, and International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others.
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Talks, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, An Evening with an Experimental Animator
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Classical Music | Works By Scriabin and Liszt


Carmen Jessica Knoll, piano. Program Franz Liszt En Rêve Franz Liszt Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 9 "Black Mass" Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor  Pianist Carmen Jessica Knoll has given solo recitals at the Juilliard School and the Lincoln Center at Paul Hall, as well as solo performances at the Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
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Lecture | Tech Is the Instrument: Musicmaking and Technology


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


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

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


Decolonial Daughter explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples. What treasures lie beneath the surface of our understanding of our past, that shape who we are today? What powerful stories guide our existence and understanding of the past? Through our exploration and acceptance of other perspectives, can we begin to pave the way towards liberation in hopes of understanding who we truly are?
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Author Reading | Mind Over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies


Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on cliches and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of "takeaways" and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive. Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a "good fit" may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective "toxic"; and argues that "social justice" must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on quick answers and immediate utility. By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, Senechal offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and wit, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech. Diana Senechal is an educator and author whose writing has appeared in The New Republic, Education Week, American Educator, and The New York Times. Senechal is the 2011 winner of the Hiett Prize and the author of Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012), which was a Choice Outstanding Academic title. She now teaches at the Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok, Hungary..
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Author Readings, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Mind Over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

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


The dreams of three adult siblings are wrecked by difficult relationships and their unwitting involvement with a terrorist organization. Directed by Lars Kraume. In German with English subtitles.
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Concert | Black History Month Celebration Through The Arts: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin


Featuring the programs in Dance Education, Educational Theatre, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Vocal Performance, and more
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Jazz and R&B

Lecture | The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons


This talk will dismantle the rationale for keeping nuclear weapons, reframe the debate, and present evidence and arguments demonstrating that eliminating nuclear weapons is not only realistic, but that it is the only pragmatic and prudent policy choice available. Speaker Ward Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project. He is respected internationally for his research into and critiques of the foundations of nuclear weapons thinking and new perspectives. His book, Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons, is a groundbreaking rethinking of nuclear weapons based on recently uncovered and reanalyzed facts from Cold War archives. Wilson has spoken at the State Department, the Pentagon, the U.K. House of Commons, the European Parliament, the Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lectures, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Discussion | Woman in Language: Defining Success


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

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Classical Music | Works By Liszt and more


George Manahan, conductor; Sining Liu, piano; Eganam Segbefia, trumpet. 100 Flagello A Goldoni Overture, Op. 54 Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major Respighi Pines of Rome Conductor George Manahan was the Exxon Arts Endowment Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), and interim music director of the NJSO from 1983 to 1985. He has also served as conductor of the Steve Reich Ensemble. He was music director of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 1998. During his Richmond tenure, the orchestra received five ASCAP awards for "Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music". Manahan became music director of the American Composers Orchestra with the 2010-2011 season. Other work in contemporary music has included conducting the world premiere of Terence Blanchard's and Michael Cristofer's Champion. Manahan was the 2012 winner of the Ditson Conductor's Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Works By Liszt and more

Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones
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Plays, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, A Broadway actor in a play about a legendary filmmaker
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Plays, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, A play with a twist
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Latin American jazz and more
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Piano works by Mozart and more

Jazz | The classic sound of New Orleans jazz


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

Classical Music | Works By Mozart, Ravel And More For Clarinet


Sam Boutris, clarinet. Program Maurice Ravel Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera Gabriel Pierne Canzonetta op 19 Eugene Bozza Aria for Clarinet Louis Cahuzac Cantilene Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major k588 Clarinetist Sam Boutris has participated in a number of music festivals across the globe spanning from Dresden’s annual music festival to Carnegie Hall’s famed New York String Orchestra Seminar. Boutris has been a member of the Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra since 2015. These collaborations and others have lent Boutris the opportunity to perform in close quarters with world-class artists including Joseph Silverstein, Roberto Diaz, and Noah Bendix-Balgley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Works By Mozart, Ravel And More For Clarinet

Concert | From the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz


Musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil’s highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance “The living room”, Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, February 22, 2019, 02/22/2019, Stand up comedy

Comedy Club | Comedians’ Power Hour


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