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    Onassis Symposium 2015: WORLD CITIZENS

    Onassis Cultural Center NY

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 23, 2015, 7:00 pm

    The Onassis Cultural Center NY presents World Citizens*, a contemporary conversation exploring the concept of cosmopolitanism as proposed by Greek philosopher Diogenes. An internationally distinguished panel will discuss cultural understanding between people and nations and the long-lasting values that unite us.

    American Ballet Theatre: 2015 Fall Season

    David H. Koch Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 21, 2015 - Sun, Nov 01, 2015

    Programming for American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton’s Monotones I and II, George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, ...

    BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff)

    Hudson River Park

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 23, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    This fall, En Garde Arts, the company founded and recently resurrected by pioneering theater producer Anne Hamburger, launches BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff), a new site-specific performance festival featuring new works by some of New York City’s most promising emerging theatre artists. Hamburger has established BOSSS to give a rising generation of spirited artists a chance to “think big” when creating new work, and to help them cultivate an audience spanning frequent theatergoers and people ...

    Lit Crawl NYC

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 21, 2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    One venue, multiple events, featuring such perennial favorites as Literary Pictionary and Nerd Jeopardy. The night will also include a raffle to win ticket(s) to Electric Literature’s Genre Ball, Tarot card readings by Restless Books and One Story, face painting, a mobile photo booth by Sarabande Books, an exquisite corpse contest by H.I.P. Lit, flash portraits by Last Night’s Reading artist Kate Gavino, and live music from the Farrar, Strauss & Giroux band The Savage ...

    Margaret Mead Film Festival

    American Museum of Natural History

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015

    This annual documentary film festival, founded in honor of anthropologist Margaret Mead, hosts movie screenings, video installations, conversations, and events that increase our understanding of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. In an era defined by mobility and transformation, the artists and filmmakers of this year’s festival explore thresholds and boundaries of all kinds—geographic, cultural, personal, and metaphysical—that define contemporary life across Earth. They bring diverse worlds to the screen while highlighting the essential ...

American Ballet Theatre: 2015 Fall Season

Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

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Programming for American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton’s Monotones I and ...

Lit Crawl NYC

126 Crosby Street

New York N.Y. 10012

2123343324

One venue, multiple events, featuring such perennial favorites as Literary Pictionary and Nerd Jeopardy. The night will also include a raffle to win ticket(s) to Electric Literature’s Genre Ball, Tarot card readings by Restless Books and One Story, face painting, a mobile photo booth by Sarabande Books, an exquisite corpse ...

BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff)

West Side Highway

New York N.Y. 10014

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This fall, En Garde Arts, the company founded and recently resurrected by pioneering theater producer Anne Hamburger, launches BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff), a new site-specific performance festival featuring new works by some of New York City’s most promising emerging theatre artists. Hamburger has established BOSSS to give a rising ...

Margaret Mead Film Festival

Central Park West at 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2127695200

This annual documentary film festival, founded in honor of anthropologist Margaret Mead, hosts movie screenings, video installations, conversations, and events that increase our understanding of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. In an era defined by mobility and transformation, the artists and filmmakers of this year’s festival explore thresholds ...