November 3: The Catapult Live at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote one of the following free and public events from one of our neighbors:

Join Housing Works for The Catapult Live featuring Alan Hanson, Alice Sola Kim, Gabriel Roth, and Nicole Steinberg.

Monday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

The Catapult is a podcast of new writing, read aloud. It showcases the best new writing in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—work that is exciting, beautiful, weird, smart, funny, sent directly to your ears. Every episode brings great writers reading their work straight to you, via podcast, wherever you are.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this event and the featured readers, visit the event page.

November 3: Marta Chilindron Sculptures at NYU IFA

The multicolor, multidimensional sculptures of New York artist Marta Chilindron will be showcased at this fall’s Great Hall Exhibition, EXPAND//FOLD//COLLAPSE, at the Institute of Fine Arts.

On view November 3 to December 5, 2014
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

Open to the public every Sunday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Embracing the instability of perspective and form, Chilindron creates manipulable sculptures in transparent and colored acrylics. Adapted from such basic geometric shapes as spheres, cubes, and pyramids, her artworks conceal their identity as complex, kinetic constructions. Chilindron’s sculptures are constructed from multiple panels connected by hinges, and charged with transformative potential that, when activated by the viewer, cause the works to expand//fold//collapse.

For more information, visit the event page.

November 6 - 16: Roman Tragedies Festival

NYU Gallatin will host "The Roman Trageidies Festival," a series of events centered on Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies.

November 6 through 16
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

The festival, produced by Professor Kristin Horton, will include: stage performances of "The Rape of Lucrece"(Nov. 6 & 13, 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 & 16, 2 p.m.) and "Julius Caesar" (Nov. 7, 8, 13 & 14, 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 & 16, 5 p.m.); a screening, via National Theatre Live, of the Donmar Warehouse production of "Coriolanus" (Nov. 11, 7 p.m.); the Fiasco Theater’s reading of "Antony & Cleopatra" (Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.); and a panel discussion, "I am Lucrece: Rethinking Sexual Violence," featuring New York Magazine writer Vanessa Grigoriadis, activist Marybeth Seitz-Brown, and Gallatin faculty member Cyd Cipolla (Nov. 10, 7 p.m.).

The festival is free and open to the public. 
Seating is limited. For a complete schedule of events and to RSVP, visit the event page.
For more information, call 212.998.7139.

October 29: Miriam Frank Reading at the NYU Bookstore

Join author, Miriam Frank at the NYU Bookstore in a discussion about her book Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America.

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Frank tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. This book chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s. Miriam Frank is Master Teacher of Humanities at New York University.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on this event or other events coming up at the bookstore, visit the event page.

October 28: Presentation of Ancient Greek Archaeological Findings

Join the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU for a presentation on excavations at the ancient Greek archaeological site of Selunite. These excavations document the social history as well as the architectural and visual culture of an ancient city in unusually fine detail, and recently have produced important new findings on Ancient Greek cult practice, as well as life in Selunite prior to the arrival of the Greek colonists.

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

This event is free and open to the public
RSVP required: click here
Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For information on other upcoming events at the IFA please visit the events page
For information on other archaeological excavations carried out by NYU click here

October 24 -25: Gallatin Theatre Troupe's New Works Showcase

NYU Gallatin is excited to invite you to their 6th Annual Brandspankin' New Works Showcase.
October 24 & 25, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

The Gallatin Theatre Troupe's Brandspankin' New Works Showcase features original short plays that are written, directed, performed, and produced by NYU students. This year, we are highlighting the works of five student playwrights to create an evening of variety and entertainment for all lovers of the stage. Brandspankin' helps foster upcoming talent from the student body at large, with passionate and dedicated students at the helm both on and off the stage.

Featuring the following original student works:
- Lost at the Crepuscule by Sophia Cannata-Bowman
- Two Men by Julia Delmedico
- The Bond by Sarah Doody
- Emphasis on Story by Fiona Gorry-Hines
- Fresh Pot by Evan Marcey

Shows on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. 
To reserve seats, please email

October 24: Symposium: The Legacies of the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia

New York University invites you to attend “Legacies of the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia,” a one-day symposium.

Friday October 24, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
24 West 12th Street

The symposium examines the legacies of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia as experienced by Ethiopians and conveyed through artistic expression. In the east African country, visual and storytelling cultures, rather than traditional historical accounts, have been primary vehicles of post-colonial expression. The event’s three panels look at how performance, writing and storytelling, and visual arts have narrated this period and its legacies for several generations.

The event is free and open to the public.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information and a detailed schedule please call 212.998.8730 or visit the event page.

October 23: "How Americans Think About Punishment" Lecture

Join legal scholar Austin Sarat for "How Americans Think About Punishment: Doing Justice and the Future of Capital Punishment.”

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Gallatin School, Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place

Sarat is associate dean of the faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and Hugo L. Black Visiting Senior Scholar at the University of Alabama School of Law.

He is an internationally renowned scholar of capital punishment, specializing in efforts to understand its social, political, and cultural significance in the United States.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required.
For more information about the event, call 212.992.7762 or visit the event page.

October 21 & 22: Free Health Screenings

Join New York University College of Dentistry and New York University College of Nursing, ABC7, and Colgate for free dental and general health screenings.

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 21 & 22
NYU College of Dentistry
345 East 24th Street

Adults will receive free dental and oral cancer screenings and vouchers for free oral examinations and polishings, plus free diabetes and blood pressure screenings. Vouchers for free dental sealants and free custom-made mouth guards for youngsters and adolescents ages 6-16 will be distributed to young athletes. Visitors will also receive free toothbrushes and other personal oral hygiene products.

Dental screenings 8:30 am - 7:00 pm; diabetes and blood pressure screenings 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
No appointment necessary.
Free and open to the public.

October 21: Silberberg Lecture

Join Zirwat Chowdhury, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Humanities, Reed College, for her public lecture Architecture between Caricature and Failure.

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

This lecture is part of the Silberberg Lecture Series at the Institute of Fine Arts. The 2014-2015 theme of the lecture series is Failure: What defines a failed artwork and how has failure played a critical role in the development of Art History and how can failure be built into our considerations of art?

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
For more information, visit the IFA Events Calendar.