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November 14, 2018. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free dance performances and dancing, free readings by famous authors, free lectures by world-famous expertsand many more free things to do are New York's best kept secret!  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 as NYC art, culture and entertainment scene is saturated with free events to go to, free things to do.

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.

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, November 14, 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, November 14, 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 (November 14, 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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free things to do,
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in NYC
today!

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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

75 Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) Today:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

All events, things to do today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries


This is one of the last remaining churches that has maintained the structural integrity of its “slave galleries,” the upper level of the sanctuary where enslaved people and free people of color were forced to worship segregated from the white congregation. On the 190th anniversary of the church, this is an intimate guided tour of the galleries with Penny King and Sandra Walker, co-chairs of the St. Augustine's Project. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries

Workshop | Chinese tile-based game MahJong


Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | You Gotta Stay Happy (1940): Romantic comedy with Oscar winning Joan Fontaine


A runaway bride and a flier go cross-country. Director: H.C. Potter. Starring James Stewart, Eddie Albert. 100 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, You Gotta Stay Happy (1940): Romantic comedy with Oscar winning Joan Fontaine

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Bach at Noon

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, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Jazz pianist performs


Pianist Barry Harris has worked with musicians such as Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and Thad Jones. He will perform with Murray Wall (bass) and Yaya Abdul (drums). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Midday Jazz: Jazz pianist performs

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

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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Workshops, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated


This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated

Classical Music | Works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert


Elena Ariza, cello; Misha Galant, piano Program Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Arpeggione Sonata in A minor  Sergei Rachmaninoff  (1873-1943) Prelude in F major, Op. 2  Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65  Cellist Elena Ariza has performed as a soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and in the same year, was featured on NPR’s From the Top. Pianist Misha Galant has performed with the Fort Worth, Rochester, California Youth symphony orchestras. Currently, he studies at the Juilliard School and at Weber State University in Utah.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert

Talk | Travel Talk: South America


A gathering to talk about travel. Learn how travel broadens our mind by experiencing new culture, trying new foods, meeting new people, seeing a different way of life. This month' talk will explore South America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Travel Talk: South America

Tour | Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries


This is one of the last remaining churches that has maintained the structural integrity of its “slave galleries,” the upper level of the sanctuary where enslaved people and free people of color were forced to worship segregated from the white congregation. On the 190th anniversary of the church,this is an intimate guided tour of the galleries with Penny King and Sandra Walker, co-chairs of the St. Augustine's Project. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
$5 suggested donation...
Tours, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Guided Tour of a Church's Slave Galleries

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Learn to play chess

Lecture | African-American Genealogy


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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Lectures, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, African-American Genealogy

Lecture | Procedural Selectivities of Modern Democratic Institutions


Revisiting Otto Kirchheimer's Legacy: Critical Political Proceduralism The political scientist Otto Kirchheimer (1905-1965) was among the group of refugees from Hitler's Germany who found a new academic home at The New School. His work remains highly relevant today because it provides a conceptual stepping stone for a research agenda that critically points to the procedural selectivities of modern democratic institutions. Speaker: Hubertus Buchstein.
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Procedural Selectivities of Modern Democratic Institutions

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Film | One, Two, Three (1961): a comedy based on a Hungarian play


A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to prevent the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.  Director: Billy Wilder. Starring James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, and Pamela Tiffin. 115 min.
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, One, Two, Three (1961): a comedy based on a Hungarian play

Film | One, Two, Three (1961): Comedy shot in West Berlin during Cold War


A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to prevent the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist. Director: Billy Wilder. Starring  James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin.  115 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, One, Two, Three (1961): Comedy shot in West Berlin during Cold War
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Performances, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A play about success, politics, art, and sexuality ...
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Musicals, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, High-energy musical

Play | As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy


The Fall production of the Undergraduate Theatre students. Directed by Barbara Bosch.
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy

Lesson | Learning About the Value of Your Books


Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, this workshop is for you.  This class will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Learning About the Value of Your Books
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Musicals, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The story of hardships, friendship, and more

Talk | Finding Your Photography Passion: Wildlife or Fashion


Ejaz Khan has 20+ years of experience in fashion and a growing passion for wildlife & nature. In this presentation, in an effort to help you find your real voice and passion, he will explore why is it that we shoot? How do we capture what we are truly after? He’ll compare the similarities and differences between photographing wildlife in extreme conditions and fashion in NYC. And he will do a production and camera gear rundown, and explore how to select the right images to tell a story, and create short films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Finding Your Photography Passion: Wildlife or Fashion

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky


No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India


Author David C. Engerman is a specialist in international history at Yale University.
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India

Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club  Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Writing club

Opening Reception | Andreas Emenius x Galerie Magazine


An exhibition featuring the works of Andreas Emenius. Emenius is a multimedia artist who has exhibited around the world, with shows at Viborg Kunsthal, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Liljevalchs in Stockholm, and the HEART Museum in Denmark.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Andreas Emenius x Galerie Magazine

Workshop | Adult Coloring


Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults. Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | What We Do In the Shadows (2014): Guardian's best comedy of the year


Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi. Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. 86 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, What We Do In the Shadows (2014): Guardian's best comedy of the year

Workshop | Writer's Circle


This workshop will begin by creating a caring community where participants can talk about who they are as writers. Then, they’ll answer that all important question: 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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Workshops, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Writer's Circle

Author Reading | Barren Island: back to 1930s


Professor Carol Zoref will participate in the discussion of and reading from her novel, Barren Island.  "How does one remember a world that literally no longer exists? How do the moral imperatives to do so correspond to the personal needs that make it possible? Told from the point-of-view of Marta Eisenstein Lane on the occasion of her 80th birthday, Barren Island is the story of a factory island in New York’s Jamaica Bay, where the city’s dead horses and other large animals were rendered into glue and fertilizer from the mid-19th century until the 1930’s. The island itself is as central to the story as the members of the Jewish, Greek, Italian, Irish, and African-American factory families that inhabit it, including those who live their entire lives steeped in the smell of burning animal flesh.
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Barren Island: back to 1930s

Book Club | August Wilson's Piano Lesson


Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom, the family piano. The play focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano. The brother, Boy Willie, is a sharecropper who wants to sell the piano to buy the land (Sutter's land) where his ancestors toiled as slaves. The sister, Berniece, remains emphatic about keeping the piano, which shows the carved faces of their great-grandfather's wife and son during the days of their enslavement. August Wilson (1945-2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, August Wilson's Piano Lesson

Opening Reception | Errancia Poetica (Poetic Wanderings): Migrant, Mother, Artist


A solo exhibition of new and recent works by Anna Maria Maiolino, one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today. For over five decades, Maiolino has drawn from her personal history as an artist, migrant, and mother, to produce works that relentlessly challenge accepted notions of desire, language, and sexuality while celebrating the viscerality of embodied experience. The exhibition highlights multiple dimensions within Maiolino’s oeuvre, presenting more than fifty of the artist’s sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and videos.
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Opening Receptions, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Errancia Poetica (Poetic Wanderings): Migrant, Mother, Artist

Author Reading | Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man


Author Michèle Gerber Klein discusses her new biography of revolutionary fashion designer Charles James. Klein tells the story of James’s life and career as seen through his own and other people’s eyes.
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man

Author Reading | Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams: Overcoming Addiction


Kody Christiansen moved to LA in 2005 where he managed a famous cake shop in West Hollywood which served celebrities as well as made prop cakes for television and movies. While he was in the Hollywood scene, he had yet to break into the acting side of it all. Addiction became a destructive part of his life. It wasn’t until a series of tragic events sent him back to New York City and his true calling in the entertainment world could be heard again. Through a commitment to sobriety his first real break came from his recurring role as an FBI Technical Analyst on NBC’s The Blacklist. His memoir became a bestseller overnight and has touched the lives of many already. The book was awarded medals at The Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards and The Beverly Hills International Book Awards. He is continuing to write, working in the entertainment field, hosting book tours and hopes to continue to inspire others to follow their dreams, no matter the roadblocks.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Hollywood Heartbreak | New York Dreams: Overcoming Addiction

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: Vinay Desai began learning santoor, a type of hammered dulcimer, after graduating from college. In India, he studied under Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Takahiro, and Kunal Gunjal. Through tabla and voice, he balances rhythmic and vocal styles in his performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Spiral Music: Sounds from the Himalayas and South Asia

Opera | Opera moments


The concert is a part of the Voice Program. Opera Moment's Artistic Director is a leading American dramatic mezzo-soprano Mignon Dunn, who has sang with the Metropolitan Opera,  New York City Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Paris Opéra, Bolshoi Opera, Teatro Colón, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | Puppetry in the Hispanic Caribbean


A chronological journey through the history of puppet theater in Puerto Rico that brings to life the work of many of the region’s prominent puppet masters.  A short Q&A to follow by directors Manuel Antonio Moran and Kristian Otero.
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Puppetry in the Hispanic Caribbean

Film | The Earth Trembles (1948): Sicilian Fishing Family


Although Luchino Visconti initially conceived The Earth Trembles as a documentary, he ultimately made a fictional film about a rural Sicilian fishing family and their daily challenges in overcoming poverty and exploitation.  Directed by Luchino Visconti 160 min. In Italian with English subtitles
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The Earth Trembles (1948): Sicilian Fishing Family

Talk | A talk with the editor of the London Review of Books


The veteran editor of the London Review of Books gives a candid interview about her career, and her own writing. Mary-Kay Wilmers was instrumental in founding the London Review of Books in 1979 and has presided over it as editor-in-chief since 1992. Hailed as "the best magazine in the world" the LRB has become the most circulated publication of its kind in Europe, thanks to Wilmers’s ability to bring out the best in writers ranging from Angela Carter to Oliver Sacks, Edward Said to Hilary Mantel. Wilmers is herself a writer too, and a new selection of her work, Human Relations and Other Difficulties, has just been published in the UK. It handles subjects including mistresses and marketing, seduction and psychoanalysts, all with Wilmers’s trademark insightful wit. Mary-Kay Wilmers will speak with novelist and essayist Andrew O'Hagan about her decades at the forefront of the English literary world. 
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Talks, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A talk with the editor of the London Review of Books

Talk | Charles White amongst friends


Scholar LeRonn P. Brooks, PhD, art historian Andrea Barnwell- Brownlee, PhD, Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and visual artists Yashua Klos, Robert A. Pruitt, writer Christopher Stackhouse will discuss Charles White’s life, work, legacy, and his influence on today’s contemporary artists. Over the course of his four-decade career, Charles White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the 20th century’s most important and dedicated teachers.
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Talks, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Charles White amongst friends

Author Reading | Invisible: a forgotten story of a black woman lawyer


The bestselling author on the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America’s most powerful mobster. Eunice Hunton Carter was a granddaughter of slaves, a graduate of Smith College and Fordham Law, and an African-American attorney—an unlikely combination in 1930s New York. When special prosecutor Thomas Dewey picked 20 lawyers to clean up the city’s organized crime, she was the only non-white man on the team. There she devised the strategy that ultimately resulted in the conviction of lucky Luciano, one of the most powerful mob bosses in history. Carter’s success made her one of the most famous black women in the country in the 1940s, but prejudice and tragedy caused her star to fade with time. Now her grandson, bestselling writer and Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter, has made her long-forgotten story visible to all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Invisible: a forgotten story of a black woman lawyer

Discussion | Emerging Politicos


This recent election cycle we’ve seen an emergence of political newcomers running for office at all levels and challenging the status quo. In her new book, People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door, Sayu Bhojwani writes about the perseverance of these candidates to overcome the obstacles of access to political leadership. Fordham political scientist and commentator Christina Greer joins Bhojwani, the founder and president of New American Leaders, in conversation about who these newcomers are, and the impact it has had on our political system. Doors will open at 6pm.
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Discussions, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Emerging Politicos

Screening | Sorry I Missed Your Show: Dance Screening and Discussion


Jitterbug and the Aftermath - Artists crossing genres (contemporary dance and physical theater) and geographical regions (New York and New Orleans) talk about how they made their duet and made it work—along the process, generating a whole new festival of feminist art. Collaborating artists will join as part of the discussion, including physical dramaturge Penelope McCourty.  A dance screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their canonical historicity and relationship to contemporary practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screenings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Sorry I Missed Your Show: Dance Screening and Discussion

Film | The Country Upside Down (2016): A Personal Journey Through the Memory of Slavery


A Country Upside Down follows the director while she researches the history of her name in Guadeloupe. Her father left the island to study in France, and he surely conveyed to his daughter a sense of heritage and pride – but it takes the help of a local genealogist, thousands of pages of forgotten archives, and a choreographer to understand the intricate history of the Dampierre family. Directed by Sylvaine Dampierre 90 min. In French with English subtitles. Screening followed by Q&A with director Sylvaine Dampierre, Kim Hall and Nora Philippe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The Country Upside Down (2016): A Personal Journey Through the Memory of Slavery

Film | The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India


The film features a range of collectors, dealers, and artists, exploring the role of art in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society: Mary Boone, Gavin Brown, Connie Butler, Amy Cappellazzo, Jeffrey Deitch, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, Holly Peterson, Larry Poons, Simone de Pury, Gerhard Richter, Barbara Rose, Jerry Saltz, and many others. Director: Nathaniel Kahn
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India

Film | Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route (2017)


A remarkable journey through Detroit at a crossroads. The guide is Wendell Watkins, an African-American mail carrier, giving voice to the working-class Detroiters he has faithfully served for thirty years, seamlessly weaving nuanced stories and history about segreation, challenging disinvestment, and still re-imagining an inclusive and equitable city. 86 min. Followed by a discussion with the director Pamela Sporn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route (2017)
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Dance Performances, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Contemporary dance and theater

Poetry Reading | Mouthguard: Feminism, Music, Poetry


Sadie Dupuis, guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist of indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, returns with the release of her new poetry book. This book comes just six months after Speedy Ortiz's critically-acclaimed third album, Twerp Verse, which The New York Times called "the band's most accessible offering yet, with a slight pop gloss on top of the deadpan, grungy indie rock that defined their previous two albums."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Mouthguard: Feminism, Music, Poetry

Author Reading | Unhappy Silences: Activist Feelings, Feminist Thinking, Resisting Injustice


Reading from her new book, Berenice Malka Fisher shares her own and other women activists’ stories about both speaking out and remaining silent in numerous peace and justice movements from the 1950s to the present. Through analyzing these accounts with the help of many feminist authors, she shows how closer attention to the feelings contained in these silent moments can strengthen collective resistance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Unhappy Silences: Activist Feelings, Feminist Thinking, Resisting Injustice

Author Reading | #FearlessWomen: Speculative Fiction Authors


Authors SL Huang (Zero Sum Game), K Arsenault Rivera (The Phoenix Empress), and Seth Dickinson (The Monster Baru Cormorant) talk about their work and characters, and a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, #FearlessWomen: Speculative Fiction Authors

Author Reading | Dance Nation: A Raucous New Play


Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world one routine at a time. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous play of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every pli and jet is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.  With a special reading from actors Ellen Maddow and Lucy Taylor and a discussion with the playwright.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Dance Nation: A Raucous New Play

Author Reading | The Mother of Black Hollywood: An Entertainer's Memoir


From her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, The Mother of Black Hollywood: An Entertainer's Memoir

Author Reading | How To Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives


David Priess writes and speaks about the presidency, national security, and intelligence. His new book addresses all of the ways Presidents have left office--providing key context to the country's dramatic political developments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, How To Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Jazz of the 20's

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated


This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A drama about life, our choice and more

Comedy Club | The Paper Jam Comedy Show


See New York’s hottest up-and-coming comics from America's Got Talent, Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Documentary by Oscar-nominated director

Film | Innocence Ignored: Documentary on the Wrongly Convicted


Profiles those who have been wrongfully convicted and had their lives significantly impacted by America's criminal justice system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Innocence Ignored: Documentary on the Wrongly Convicted
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Drama about family, memories and forgiveness

Play | As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy


The Fall production of the Undergraduate Theatre students. Directed by Barbara Bosch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Short plays about relationships
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A homage to an unforgettable actor

Classical Music | Chamber music


Winter Chamber Musical Festival Concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Chamber music
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Performances, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Emmy winning comedian
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Musicals, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A play by Tony Award winning director
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Plays, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Comedic tour-de-force with a multy-Grammy nominee
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Performances, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, A unique musical theater
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Performances, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Dance, jazz and theater

Classical Music | Works by Borodine, de Falla, Bartok, and more


Percussion SR9 TRIO performs Borodine (1833-1887), de Falla (1876-1946), Bartok (1881-1945) , Caron Darras and more with 3 marimbas. The Trio SR9 has performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, BOZAR Brussels, Bimhuis Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven among others. The Trio regularly gives master classes, notably at the Boston Conservatory, at the Juillard School in New York, at New York University and in French and European conservatories. "A surprising journey, obligingto rethink the evolution of the music and especially ... to take pleasure." - The Echo Of Haute Vienne
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Works by  Borodine, de Falla, Bartok, and more
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Concerts, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, Blues and jazz
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