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 gallatintheatretroupe@gmail.com.



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.

October 21 & 22: Authors at the NYU Bookstore

Join Ruth Zaporah and Jonathan D. Moreno as they discuss their recent work at the NYU Bookstore.




NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ruth Zaporah

Ruth Zaporah is a performer and director known world-wide for her innovative work in physical theater improvisation training. She is the creator of Action Theater, an improvisational performance skill training process that is used in dance and theater institutes all over the world, that focuses on awareness, listening, adapting, resiliency, time, space, and simplicity.

Zaporah's memoir Improvisation on the Edge: Notes from On and Off Stage brings alive the brilliance and immediacy of the improvisation process and the intricacies of live on stage collaboration. Interspersed are reflections on events in her own life, inside and outside the theater.

Wednesday, October 22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Jonathan D. Moreno in conversation with Arthur L. Caplan

Moreno is the author of Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.

Jonathan D. Moreno is a philosopher, historian, and the author and editor of numerous seminal books, including MindWars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and The BodyPolitic: The Battle Over Science in America, both published by Bellevue Literary Press. Called the “most interesting bioethicist of our time” by the American Journal of Bioethics, Moreno is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur Leonard Caplan Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.

October 19: A Children's Garden of Music

The Jefferson Market Garden presents: A Children's Garden of Music: Concerts by the Borough of Manhattan Community College Faculty Ensemble to introduce children to a variety of music that features familiar stories and demonstrates how instruments have their very own sounds.

BMCC Brass Ensemble will present Gwyneth Waldman's The Race, a retelling of Aesop's Tortoise and the Hare, and popular tunes including Robert Nagel's This Old Man March and Beatles songs.

Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm 
Jefferson Market Garden
Greenwich Avenue at 6th Avenue 

Free and open to the public.


October 18: Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival

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

Join in on the fun at the first annual CRAZY 8 Cartoon Festival, an amazing free art & animation festival for kids and adults featuring:

8 Hours of Animation
8 Hours of Comic and Cartoon Art
8 Hours of Family Art Projects
8 Dollar Cartoon-ified Cocktails (for adults!)
8 Dollar Cartoon Tattoos (real ones!)
8 Minute Street Parade

Saturday, October 18, 10:00 am - Midnight
ONE BLOCK of West 8th street, between 5th and 6th Avenues


For more information and to view the full line-up of activities, visit the event website.