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September 26, 2017. 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!

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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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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 (September 26, 2017) 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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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

65 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017,

All events, things to do today, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Meditation in the Morning
Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels. Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Meditation in the Morning
Workshop | Tuesday Morning Tai Chi
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park. Guides from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Tuesday Morning Tai Chi
City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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City Walks, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
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Workshop | Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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9:45 am
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Tour | Harlem Tour
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
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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.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Tour | New York One-Day Tour
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Workshop | MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting  and print previewing worksheets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Daniel Espinosa's Life (2017): Astronauts vs. Alien Life
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds. A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth. 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Daniel Espinosa's Life (2017): Astronauts vs. Alien Life
Lecture | Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Denuclearization of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, 1990-1994
The dramatic collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 presented the world with an unprecedented challenge: some 29,000 Soviet strategic and tactical nuclear weapons suddenly found themselves on the territory of not one but four new sovereign nations: the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. While Russia inherited more than two-thirds of the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal and its status as a recognized nuclear weapons state, the scale of nuclear inheritance of the non-Russian republics was nevertheless staggering: Ukraine became home to the third-largest and Kazakhstan – the fourth-largest strategic nuclear arsenal in the world. By 1994, the three non-Russian Soviet successors relinquished their nuclear inheritance and joined the international nonproliferation regime as non-nuclear-weapons states. What could have been the greatest single wave of nuclear proliferation in history had been successfully averted. The talk is an exploration of how this happened and why. It exposes the dilemmas and ambiguities of post-Soviet nuclear predicaments and looks at how the divergent interpretations political leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine developed regarding their nuclear inheritance affected the path of these countries toward nuclear disarmament. Speaker Mariana Budjeryn is a research fellow with the International Security and Managing the Atom programs at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.
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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Denuclearization of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, 1990-1994
Classical Music | Bach at Noon
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Citizenship-Stripping and Counter-Terrorism Policy: Moral, Legal and Strategic Considerations
Citizenship is widely considered to be the most stable form of individual legal status. Yet, international law provides limited constraints on the state’s sovereign prerogative to denationalize (citizenship-stripping or involuntary loss of citizenship). Deprivation of nationality, as we have repeatedly seen throughout world history, is often a prelude to expulsion and exile. Over the last century, the use of formal/legal denationalization has declined steadily, and citizenship has opened up—to women, to national minorities, to long-term residents, and dual nationals. Since 9/11, however, states have increasingly deployed denationalization as a tool in combating terrorism-related national security threats. The trend seems likely to continue. This discussion will review the applicable legal standards and practical examples from several current national contexts as a basis for debating whether denationalization should be available to states as a counter-terrorism measure. Speaker: Laura Bingham, Senior Managing Legal Officer, Equality and Inclusion, Open Society Justice Initiative
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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Citizenship-Stripping and Counter-Terrorism Policy: Moral, Legal and Strategic Considerations
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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Tours, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk | Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
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City Walks, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Workshop | African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Film |
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959): Oscar-Winning Comedy
Book Discussion | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Growing Up in the Slums
Discuss the book by Betty Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Growing Up in the Slums
Lecture | Domenico Scarlatti, Escape Artist: Sightings of His 'Mixed Style' Towards the End of the Eighteenth Century
Lecturer: Professor Janet Schmalfeldt of Tufts University.
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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Domenico Scarlatti, Escape Artist: Sightings of His 'Mixed Style' Towards the End of the Eighteenth Century
Book Reading | Erik Gellman discusses his book Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
Erik Gellman is an Associate Professor of History and the Associate Director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America, and co-directed NEH and Terra Foundation programs on the Black Chicago Renaissance for school teachers. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Erik Gellman discusses his book Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
Workshop | All-Levels Meditation
These weekly community meditation sessions offer instruction for different forms of guided practice (i.e. siting, walking) and discussion on various Buddhist and mindfulness-related topics by a rotation of teachers. Practicing with others is the best way to get started or nourish your individual practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Presenter: Monica Bhatia, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics. The talk will be in English and Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Workshop | Health Insurance Options for Individuals
Marci McCall provides an overview of the New York State of Health Marketplace, what to look for, and how to work with a navigator.       Marci McCall brings over two decades of talent and experience in both private and nonprofit business development and community outreach to her position as Director of New York City Outreach for the New York State of Health, External Affairs, Outreach & Marketing division. Prior to joining the NYS of Health, McCall worked for EmblemHealth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Jordan Belfort discusses his book Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling
Jordan Belfort reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.
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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Jordan Belfort discusses his book Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling
Discussion | Liquid Geographies: How Water Connects Communities
A panel discussion with artist and faculty member Lize Mogel; artist Dylan Gauthier; and historian Diane Galusha, that explores how water infrastructure, watersheds and other water bodies connect communities. Lize Mogel and Diane Galusha will discuss New York City’s water supply and its impacts on the Catskill region, and unpack the complex relationship between rural and urban communities of water supply residents and water consumers, respectively. Dylan Gauthier will discuss his recent projects on the Hudson River and in the Brandywine (PA) watershed. New School faculty member and chair of the Environmental Studies program, Timon McPhearson, will introduce the event. The goal of this dicussion is to create new understandings of the impacts of water infrastructure (and related public policy) on communities at either end of a water system, and to explore the intersection of nature, policy, and infrastructure through critical spatial practices such as socially-engaged art and counter-mapping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Liquid Geographies: How Water Connects Communities
Book Reading | Michael H. Ward reads from his book The Sea is Quiet Tonight
In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.
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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Michael H. Ward reads from his book The Sea is Quiet Tonight
Discussion | True price of innovation: sacrifices for executives and employees
An interactive discussion with the audience. Companies face a daunting, uphill climb in their quest for true digital transformation and the promise of growth, freedom and increased customer engagement that it will bring. Companies use a ton of time, money and effort into digitizing their organizations with new AI software that will offload repetitive grudge-work to algorithms and robots, while empowering everyone in the organization to do more meaningful work. But at what price will digital transformation come? The panel: - Isaac Sacolick (CIO and author of "Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology") - Anthony L. Onesto (General Mgr., Konrad Group and CEO, Stealth Artificial Intelligence Human Resource Group) - John Pavley (SVP Software Engineering at Viacom) - Antonio Julio (Head of Business Development, GeneXus USA & Canada) moderated by Charlie Oliver (CEO of Tech 2025)
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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, True price of innovation: sacrifices for executives and employees
Discussion | Secrets of the News Nerds: What I Learned at SRCCON 2017
Good journalism is more than good writing or video. It's about editorial process, newsroom culture, and the lines of code that can help everything fit together (or gum up the works). SRCCON is an annual conference for developers, designers, data analysts, and the people who work with them. Learn about some of the technologies and techniques discussed this year, from identifying the Hamiltons in your midst to rolling a d20. Led by Blake Eskin, Assistant Professor, Journalism + Design
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Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Secrets of the News Nerds: What I Learned at SRCCON 2017
Lecture | Water in Sumer: Ancient Water Management
Ancient water management, especially for irrigation purposes, has featured prominently in anthropological theories on the development of socio-political and economic complexity. Traditional approaches have assumed that centralized control was needed to meet the managerial requirements of water control on a large scale. However, recent ethnographic and archaeological studies have shown that centralized control is a choice rather than a necessity. To date, there has been no empirical study on the exact nature of state control (if any) in the organization of ancient water control and irrigation due to the lack of empirical data. The only exception is ancient Mesopotamia with its extraordinarily rich archaeological and historical record on ancient water control.   This talk will present an analysis of the oldest and most comprehensive record on ancient water control from the archive of the Umma province of the Ur III state (2112–2004 B.C.). This rich source provides a detailed insight into the technological and social aspects of ancient water control, which allows us to address larger theoretical questions regarding the role of the state in ancient water management and its importance for the functioning of an early state society. Lecturer: Stephanie Rost, 2017-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor.  Reception to follow. 
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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Water in Sumer: Ancient Water Management
Book Discussion | Grendel: Modern Retelling of Beowulf
Discuss the book by by John Gardner.
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Book Discussions, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Grendel: Modern Retelling of Beowulf
Workshop | Riverside HIIT Exercise Workshop
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. This event repeats every Tuesday until September 26, 2017.                             Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311 Contact Email                           Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park West 89th Street and Riverside Drive Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311
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Performance | High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
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Performances, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This exercise series will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 6-Spetember 26.
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Workshop | Bodyroll Workout
A ‘90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get feeling great. Tuesdays in September
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Book Reading | Cathy Davidson discusses her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change.
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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Cathy Davidson discusses her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Poetry Reading | Poets on Craft
An exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn. Moderated by Brian Francis.  
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Poetry Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Poets on Craft
Lecture | A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt
From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus master plan—she will illuminate NYU’s panorama of architectural forms.        
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Lectures, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt
Screening | Francesco Lama's I Siciliani (2016): Italian Documentary
A Sicilian decides to write a book about Sicilians, thus setting out on a journey to interview Sicilians and many popular people. During his journey, he meets several people, each of them somehow representing aspects of the Sicilian people. 120 min.   In Italian with English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A with director Francesco Lama and actor Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
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Screenings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Francesco Lama's I Siciliani (2016): Italian Documentary
Film | Ruth Zylberman's Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur (2017): French Documentary
This documentary is an exploration of a Parisian building that is layered with the memories of human lives. Zylberman reconstituted the stories of most of the families who lived at 209 Saint-Maur through interviews with children who survived the war. Through roundups and deportation during the German occupation, the terror of hiding and final return to light: the evocative power of the film transforms history into a palpable experience. Although the past and its mixture of mourning, loss and survival may resurface, it can never be recovered. 90 min.
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Films, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Ruth Zylberman's Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur (2017): French Documentary
Book Reading | Kellie Jones discusses her book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility.
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Discussion | Deconstructing Racial Imagination with Poet Claudia Rankine
Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism and the archives. They will also explore how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice.
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Film | Kar Wai Wong's In the Mood for Love (2000): Chinese Drama
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. 98 min.
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Book Discussion | Passin' Through: Hiding Out in Plain Sight
Discuss the book by Louis L'amour.
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Workshop | First simple steps for developing a daily meditation practice
Guided meditation with Lama Aria Drolma and Q&A. Lama Aria Drolma has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism since 2008, and is trained in the Dharma Path program of progressive stages of meditation and contemplation for serious practitioner.
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Poetry Reading |
Featuring: Danniel Schoonebeek Jill Bialosky Simone White Phillip B. Williams
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Book Reading | Meryl Gordon reads from her book Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
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Book Reading | Ellen Ullman discusses her book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology
The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine.
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Slide Lecture | Cartoon Fricassee Live: Illustrator Katie Fricas Shows Her Work
An illustrated talk on a year’s worth of non-fiction comics by Katie Fricas, including a trip to a pigeon art show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the scene in Cleveland outside of the Republic National Convention, forgotten milestones from past summer Olympics, and more. Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City. Her comics have appeared in The Guardian online and on Hyperallergic, Extra Crispy, and The Awl. Her first book of essays will be released in the fall of 2017.
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Workshop | All-Levels Meditation
Starting with a light moving meditation (stretching), these weekly sessions includes sitting meditation — some guidance as needed — and a discussion on various Buddhist and mindfulness-related topics.
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Master Class | Ed Roscetti, Studio Drummer
Presented by the Program in Percussion Performance.    
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Opening Reception | José Leonilson: Empty Man: Works by a Leading Brazilian Artist
In the 1980s, when the world was reverberating from the shockwaves sent by AIDS, Brazilian artist José Leonilson (1957–1993) adapted the political discourse of the epidemic into a metaphysical rumination. His work offers a pantheon of symbols, poetics, and patterns, charting in personal terms the odyssey of a disease, which simultaneously sparked fear, confusion, and panic.  José Leonilson: Empty Man, the first solo exhibition in the United States of one of Brazil’s leading figures of contemporary art. Leonilson’s mythical universe constructs an existential narrative around his own predicament, and this timeless intimacy doubly resonates in the context of a disease characterized so often by losses.
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Opening Reception | One Shot Two Summers: Paintings by Jordan Walczak
One Shot Two Summers is a series of nearly 60 paintings by Jordan Walczak. Completed over the summers of 2014 and 2015, the varied content depicted in this playful selection ranges from iconic cartoon character to stylized typography. The works’ bold color scheme, punchy phrasing, tight lines and honest imagery leap forward from the consistent gradients and textures of the flat spraypaint backgrounds.
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Discussion | Short Shorts: A Photo-Sharing Presentation
The theme for the photo sharing presentation is summer. They want to see your best summer shots. This live photo sharing presentation is free to participate in and is open to all. Please bring 5 to 10 prints or 5 to 10 digital images for the presentation.
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Lecture | Kavita Ramdas, a Leading Advocate for Gender Justice
Kavita Ramdas is former senior advisor at The Ford Foundation, and former CEO of the Global Fund for Women. Ramdas will share her insights on advancing equitable development, entrepreneurship, gender and racial equity, and social change philanthropy.
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Talk | Jenna Pirog, Virtual Reality Editor at The New York Times Magazine
Jenna Pirog was part of the team that launched NYT VR in November 2015 and produced The Times's first virtual reality film, The Displaced, which was nominated for an Emmy and won first prize in Innovative Storytelling in World Press Photo 2016. 
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Lecture | Two Long Poems: A Lecture by Artist Theaster Gates
Theaster Gates was born in Chicago in 1973. He first encountered creativity in the music of Black churches on his journey to becoming an urban planner, potter, and artist. Gates creates sculptures with clay, tar, and renovated buildings, transforming the raw material of urban neighborhoods into radically reimagined vessels of opportunity for the community. Establishing a virtuous circle between fine art and social progress, Gates strips dilapidated buildings of their components, transforming those elements into sculptures that act as bonds or investments, the proceeds of which are used to finance the rehabilitation of entire city blocks. Gates’s non-profit, Rebuild Foundation, manages the many projects in his Chicago hometown—including the Stony Island Arts Bank, Black Cinema House, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative, Archive House, and Listening House—while extending its support to cities throughout the American Midwest. Many of the artist’s works evoke his African-American identity and the broader struggle for civil rights, from sculptures incorporating fire hoses, to events organized around soul food, and choral performances by the experimental musical ensemble Black Monks of Mississippi, led by Gates himself.
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Discussion | The Future of Public Education? Seeking Public Good Amid Gentrification and Inequality
An evening of conversation with The Public Good Project and Epic Next Theatre Ensemble on promoting and preserving diversity in urban public schools threatened by gentrification.
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Musicals, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Drama
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Concerts, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Rock band with millions of records sold
Classical Music | Joint Recital by the Winners of the 2017 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition
Program: JS Bach Prelude in B Minor Bela Bartok: Out of Doors Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394 William Bolcom: Recuerdos for Two Pianos Chaeyoung Park and Yun-Chin Zhou are the winners of the 2017 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. This is a second win for Zhou, who was the recipient in 2013. Park and Zhou will perform a joint recital which will be broadcast at a later date on WQXR 105.9 FM.
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