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November 28, 2022. Free shows, concerts, movies, tours are New York (NYC) best kept secret! New York City never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. 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 dispayed 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 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 if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

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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 the City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (November 28, 2022) 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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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;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

Lecture | Writers and Lovers in the Renaissance: 2 Lectures

Lectures, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Writers and Lovers in the Renaissance: 2 Lectures

Friday, September 23, 2022, 3:00 pm

Free

Lecture one by Marco Faini, University at Buffalo, SUNY:

Writers and Lovers, Writers as Lovers
Pietro Bembo may not have invented the Renaissance, as the title of a 2013 exhibition claimed. Yet, no other character epitomizes the splendor and decline of the Italian Renaissance as Bembo does. Born in 1470 to a noble Venetian family, as a boy he followed his father Bernardo to Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence. He later gained a reputation as a philologist, a writer of dialogues and poems, and an innovator in the field of the printing press. His Prose della volgar lingua set the standard of the Italian written language for the centuries to come. Appointed cardinal in 1538, Bembo remained throughout his life an avid collector of works of art as well as a lover, friend, and companion of outstanding women. Women play in fact a central role in Bembo's biography: from Maria Savorgnan whom he trusted with revising his poems to Lucrezia Borgia, from Caterina Cornaro, in whose gardens he set the Asolani, to other key figures of the Renaissance such as Isabella d'Este and Vittoria Colonna. When Bembo died in 1547, the world he had known had long entered a deep political, religious, and cultural crisis. Yet, he managed to remain a leading and inspiring figure for literati and writers. This talk will highlight some key moments in Bembo's biography and literary career, emphasising the role of women therein and Bembo's literary influence, both as a model and as a polemical target.

Lecture two by Paola Ugolini, University at Buffalo, SUNY:

Court Ladies and Courtesans, Lovers and Beloveds: Women in Early Modern Italy
This talk intends to set the relationship between Maria Savorgnan and Pietro Bembo within the larger context of the role of women in early modern Italian society. Starting from the debate on the nature and the role of women, it will analyze the different opportunities that women could have in the context of early modern Italian court culture, and in the Republic of Venice (where both Savorgnan and Bembo lived), focusing on two very different figures: the respectable court lady, and the scandalous courtesan. It will also highlight how the satiric language used by male writers to mock and attack courtesans was employed within a court context to lament the condition of the early modern literatus living at court. Finally, it will explore the Petrarchist lyrical model set by Bembo in gendered terms, with a specific attention to the case of Gaspara Stampa, a woman poet based in Venice.

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