October 31: Children's Halloween Parade Cancellation

It is our regret to inform you that NYU will be forced to cancel the Children’s Halloween Parade scheduled for Wednesday, October 31 due to public safety concerns in the aftermath of the storm.

Our thoughts are with all those affected by Sandy and we hope everyone will be safe during the clean-up.

October 30 - Zadie Smith Book Talk

Join Zadie Smith at the NYU book store as she discusses her new novel NW.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York University Bookstore, 726 Broadway 

Zadie Smith's new novel follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal.

This event is free and open to the public. A 20% discount is offered on event-related books on the day of the event.

November 1: Beyond Political Islam: the Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of the Middle East

Tarek Masoud, an associate professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver a public lecture, “Beyond Political Islam: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of the Middle East,” at New York University’s School of Law.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 6:00pm
108 West 3rd Street 

An RSVP is required at eventsdepartment@fpa.org. Admission is free for Foreign Policy Association members, or if “NYU” is mentioned at registration. (Otherwise, $25 for non-members, $5 for students with valid ID, payable at the door.)

For more information, call 212.481.8100, Ext. 240. 

A political scientist and Middle East specialist, Tarek Masoud focuses on political development in countries that are poor and unfree. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Islamic political parties and is the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics and Order, Conflict, and Violence. This lecture is part of the World Affairs Councils of America’s "Understanding Muslim Societies" lecture series, with support provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

November 1: Gods, Humans and Rulers - Religion and Empire in Early China

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University presents "Gods, Humans, and Rulers: Religion and Empire in Early China," a lecture by Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard.

November 1, 2012, 6:00 pm 
15 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

This talk, the sixth annual Leon Levy lecture, will attempt to shed light on some of the complexities of religious practice in early China and to explore how the development of empire both relied upon and challenged those practices.


This event is free and open to the public, but seating is very limited: email isaw@nyu.edu to RSVP. Admission to the lecture hall will not be allowed once the lecture begins.

*** UPDATE ***

Seating capacity has been reached for this event. To be placed on the waiting list, please email isaw@nyu.edu.

October 26: Origins of Jamaican Music with Edward Seaga

Join the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University for "Origins of Jamaican Music," as Vivien Goldman interviews former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

This fall, VP Records will release a 4-CD box set of 100 of the most significant hit songs to emerge from the first fifty years of Jamaican independence, curated by Edward Seaga. In honor of the occasion, Mr. Seaga, who played a key role in the birth and development of the Jamaican music industry while serving as Jamaica's minister of Culture will talk to Vivien Goldman, author of The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century about his unparalleled role in the development of Jamaica’s government and its music industry. 

Friday, October 26, 2012, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 006

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited: please register online to attend.

October 26: Designing Cities Panel with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Janette Sadik-Khan

Streets and sidewalks not only represent essential corridors of commerce and industry, they serve as front yards, playgrounds, and theaters showcasing the expressions of urban life. It lies in the hands of the public to define how they use this wealth of space, but it is the responsibility of city leaders in transportation to stir their minds to imagine all the possibilities.

Designing Cities: Leading the Way to World Class Streets, an opportunity for elected officials, transportation leaders, and the public to forge a common vision for more sustainable, equitable, efficient, and healthier cities.



Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 60 Washington Square South
October 26, 2012 | 9:30 - 11:30 am
This event is free and open to the public with online RSVP.

Presented by New York University, the National Association for City and Transportation Officials, and the Rudin Center, Designing Cities panels will be moderated by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, host of UP w/Chris Hayes, and feature six transportation commissioners from around the country, as well as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. 

October 30: Education and the Criminal Justice System: Change from Within

Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR) and Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA) invite you to learn from the experiences of two pivotal figures in the criminal justice field, Kathy Boudin and Cheryl Wilkins, who were instrumental in implementing secondary education in a New York State prison.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor

In the mid-1990s, over 350 college programs in prisons were shut down as a new provision denied incarcerated men and women access to Pell Grants. However, at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for women located in Westchester County, NY, an Inmate Committee, the Superintendent and a group of colleges and universities fought to bring back college-in-prison in 1997. Kathy Boudin and Cheryl Wilkins, both formerly incarcerated at BHCF during this time, will discuss how they successfully advocated for change in an institutional setting and share their tools and lessons learned. The event will allow audience members to practice advocacy techniques and take away ideas for how to effectively implement change in whatever context they're working in.

This event is free and open to the public with online RSVP. Refreshments will be provided.

October 26-28: Reel China @ NYU Film Festival

The Reel China @ NYU 6th Film Biennial brings some of the most outstanding contemporary independent films produced in China to the big screen at Tisch School of the Arts. This year's selection of films and documentaries offers a keen understanding of the post-reform moment. Participating filmmakers, who range from experienced professional documentarians to young novices, present disparate visions that extend and overlap; throughout, audiences will witness the persistent presence of independent cameras that, amidst the disorienting transformations of today, assure the discovery and documentation of fragments of contemporary reality that are becoming history at breakneck speed.

A diverse program of screenings and discussions will span Friday - Sunday, October 26 - 28, 2012, at NYU's Michelson Theater,
721 Broadway, 6th Floor.


All events are free and open to the public. A photo ID is required to enter all NYU buildings. Explore the full schedule of events at the NYU Center for Religion and Media's event page.

Curated by New York University's Angela Zito and Zhang Zhen, with special thanks to Hao Jian, Beijing Film Academy, and Zhang Qi of the Li Xianting Film Foundation.

October 24: Health Fair for Healthy Aging

Join us at a free community health fair offered by New York University's College of Nursing and College of Dentistry and Greenwich House: A Caring Community

Health Fair for Healthy Aging
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center, 25 Carmine Street

Screening Services · Blood Pressure · Height, Weight, and BMI · Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Testing · Dental and Oral Cancer Screening · Oral Hygiene Instruction · Foot Screening · Strength and Balance Screening

October 23: "Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan: Case Studies in Security Coordination"

Join experts Andrew Michels and Joey Ansorge for the final installment in NYU Wagner's Conflict, Security, and Development Series, examining new research, creative policy approaches, and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
The Puck Building, Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl
295 Lafayette Street

This event is free and open to the public with online RSVP.

Andrew Michels is the Senior Civilian Advisor in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, a division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. Joey Ansorge is a consultant at the Security Sector Governance. This event is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU SCPS, NYU Master of Public Health Program, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

Ongoing through October 29: Open Call Tryouts for Fall Poe Event

Open Call Tryouts: We are looking for creative submissions to showcase the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. Mediums such as dance, drama, music, painting, sculpture, magic, readings, performance art, and other forms of expressions are encouraged to audition for the chance to illuminate Poe’s life.

All ages are encouraged to submit work on a rolling basis until Monday, October 29. For more information email Arlene Peralta or call at 212.998.2401.

And save the date for the Poe Room event:
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00PM
NYU School of Law, 245 Sullivan Street
Furman Hall, Room 216
Reception to follow in the Poe Room

October 20: Children's Art Workshop with El Taller Latino

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on music and creative arts workshops for children with El Taller Latino Americano and NYU OGCA.

 Saturday, October 20, 2012 • 1:00–3:00 PM
Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
Lower Level Room #138 (LL138) 
Registration is required as space is limited. 

Children 4-11 years old are invited to participate in two fun, back-to-back workshops: a music workshop focusing on Caribbean rhythms and dance steps and a short song in Spanish, and an art workshop in which children will make traditional maracas and masks which they can take home. Please note that children will be grouped by age for these workshops.

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Email community.affairs@nyu.edu or call 212.998.2400. A photo ID is required to enter all NYU buildings.

October 10: AIDS and Conspiracy Theories: A Discussion with Nicoli Nattrass

Professor Nicoli Nattrass will discuss the problem of AIDS conspiracy theories for science, implications for the global AIDS response, and the various ways that scientists and pro-science activists have fought back. With UNAIDS senior advisor, policy and strategy, and Wagner adjunct assistant professor of public policy Peter Navario.

  Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Puck Building, Rice Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street

This event is free and open to the public with online RSVP. A photo ID is required to enter all NYU buildings. Light refreshments will be served.

Nicoli Nattrass is director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit and professor of economics at the University of Cape Town. She holds a doctorate from Oxford and is a regular visiting professor at Yale. Nicoli works on the political-economy of AIDS policy, development policy and the global spread of AIDS conspiracy theories. Her earlier work on the economics of mother to child transmission prevention assisted the Treatment Action Campaign in its successful case against the South African government.

October 13 - Join the Hemi Yes Lab

The Hemispheric Institute invites you to join the Hemi Yes Lab, a series of brainstorms and trainings to help activist groups carry out media-getting creative actions, focused on their own campaign goals. Here's how to get involved:

1. JOIN THE YES LAB, beginning October 13, and fight for a worthwhile cause while having more fun than you thought possible. Starting with a full-day introductory workshop Oct. 13 at 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, you'll team up with local activist groups and the Yes Men to figure out just the right project for you.

Visit the Hemispheric Institute website to sign up, and explore the projects page to learn how people like you have used trickery, mischief, and giggles to promote a better, more interesting world.

2. ATTEND CREATIVE ACTIVISM THURSDAYS, beginning October 11 and continuing all year. It's a series of lectures, workshops, and other events focusing on the potential for societal change, and what we can do to bring it about through creative tactics and strategies.

Learn more at the Yes Lab @ Hemi homepage, and make sure to RSVP if you're interested in participating. These events are free and open to the public. For other upcoming events from the Hemisphereic Institute, check out their events page.

October 24: Forum on Surrealism & the Surrealists in Mexico 1940-1947

Join the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University for the forum "Surrealism & the Surrealists in Mexico from 1940-1947," featuring Dawn Ades, a professor of the history & theory of art at the University of Essex and independent curator.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:00 PM
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
New York City


This event is free and open to the public but an online RSVP is required. Please note that seating in the IFA Lecture Hall is on a first-come first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast presentation in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.

October 23: Sustainability Lecture - Our Energy Efficiency Paradox: Psychological Barriers to ‘No-Brainer’ Solutions

Join Elke U. Weber, professor of psychology at Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, for a lecture on sustainability that places the psychological dimension of climate change within the broader context of the discussion about Earth's changing environment.

"Our Energy Efficiency Paradox: Psychological Barriers to 'No-Brainer' Solutions."

Weber, who is an expert on behavioral models of decision-making under risk and uncertainty, will address the human causes of, consequences of, and responses to climate change, and the links between climate change and cognitive, affective, motivational, interpersonal, and organizational responses and processes.

Tuesday October 23, 201, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for Student Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 802

The lecture is free and open to the public, but an online RSVP is required. Photo ID is needed to enter NYU buildings. For more information about the Educating for Sustainability series, visit NYU Sustainability.

October 25: "The Revolution's Hilton: The Havana Hilton Hotel from Burt Glinn to Ramón Serrano"

For nearly twenty years, the Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts has continued to promote and support the research of scholars in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Americas. Join us this October 25 as the series continues with Robert Davidson, associate professor of Spanish and Catalan at the University of Toronto, for his talk about Cuba: "The Revolution's Hilton: The Havana Hilton Hotel from Burt Glinn to Ramón Serrano"

Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:00 pm in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, 

New York University
1 East 78th Street

CASL lectures are free and open to the public, but an online RSVP is required. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis with RSVP. Talks will be followed by a reception in the Loeb Room. Be sure to explore the IFA's events page for a terrific calendar of upcoming events focused around a diverse number of topics.

Nb: November 15, 2012: Michele Greet, Associate Professor of Art History, George Mason University: "The Artists of the Bulletin de l'Effort Moderne: Latin Americans in Paris"


October 12: A Talk - Global Crisis: New Challenges for Women

The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center cordially invites you to a talk by María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Former First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain for the talk: "Global Crisis: New Challenges for Women." Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of UN Women, a permanent member of the Spanish Council of State, and President of the  Women for Africa Foundation, which is partnering with New York University and Banco Santander on the "Ghana Wins!" project.

Friday, October 12, 2012
2:00-3:30 PM
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
53 Washington Square South
First Floor Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. An online RSVP is required by October 8. The talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English, and a Q&A in Spanish and English.

October 9: Get to Know the Espresso Book Machine

Learn the secrets to cutting-edge, accessible-to-all technology for self-publishing and printing on-demand books (including millions of in-copyright, public domain, in-print, and out-of-print titles) at the NYU Bookstore's demonstration of its new Espresso Book Machine®. See a book get printed and bound, participate in a question-and-answer session, and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Bookstore staff.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
New York University Bookstore
726 Broadway (at Waverly Place)
New York, NY 10012


For more information call the Bookstore at 212-995-3530, or visit the event page online »

October 16: Roundtable Conversation: Fantastic, Ridiculous, Punk, and Passion: The Flight of Frank Moore’s Painterly Hand in Dance, Performance, and Film Before AIDS

In a riveting roundtable conversation, Frank Moore’s contemporaries and collaborators will explore fantasy, symbol, and artistic collaboration, along with the stirrings of political activism, in Moore’s dance and performance works. “Fantastic, Ridiculous, Punk, and Passion” features Moore’s performance partners Richard Elovich, a medical sociologist at Columbia University and former theater artist, member of ACT UP, Gran Fury, and GMHC; and Jim Self, senior lecturer in dance, Cornell University. The discussion is organized by New York University’s Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery in conjunction with its ongoing exhibit “Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:30 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 613


This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but capacity is limited. A photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. Read reviews of "Toxic Beauty" in the New York Times and New Yorker.

October 11: Adam Johnson Reads from The Orphan Master's Son

Join the New York University Creative Writing Program's Fall Reading Series as Zadie Smith introduces author Adam Johnson for a reading from his acclaimed debut novel The Orphan Master’s Son, set in North Korea. (Random House, January 2012.) The event is co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


"Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice." - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10th Street

The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series continues throughout October and November with a diverse lineup of exceptional poets and novelists. All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Oct. 18 Academy of American Poets Chancellors Reading, although seating is generally available on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore the full schedule of events online at the CWP events page, or call call 212.998.8816 for more details.


October 7: Double Reed Day at NYU Steinhardt

Enjoy an extraordinary day of master classes, lectures, workshops, and concerts honoring world-renowned oboist and teacher Bert Lucarelli: the 9th Annual Double Reed Day at NYU, featuring oboe and bassoon faculty from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Double Reed Day comprises a diverse series of events between 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm. Of special note are an interview with Bert Lucarelli by Nora Post at 5:15, and a final concert at 6:30 by NYU faculty, students, and guest participants. A reception will follow at 7:15 PM.



Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
35 West 4th Street

This event is free and open to the public. All participants must register online or at the door. A photo ID is required to enter NYU buildings.

October 10: Film Screening of Electoral Dysfunction

Mo Rocca
The Brennan Center for Justice invites you to a film screening and panel discussion with host Mo Rocca: join us for Electoral Dysfunction, a documentary project that takes and irreverent, nonpartisan look at voting in America. The film hopes to spark national dialogue on the steps that ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts in the upcoming Presidential election and beyond.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
New York University Kimmel Center for Student Life
60 Washington Square South
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

The film screening is followed by a panel discussion with Hendrick Hertzberg, Lawrence Norden, Bennett Singer and Victoria Bassetti with host Mo Rocca, best known for his off-beat news reports and satirical comedy on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!

This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP: email Kimberly.Lubrano@nyu.edu or call 646-292-8342. Light refreshments will be served.

October 6-7: NYU's Open House New York

New York University's Office of Government and Community Affairs presents:


NYU is proud to participate in the 10th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, striving to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment. Join us on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th, as the University invites members of the general public into academic spaces with deep architectural and historical significance. Access is free and tours are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The NYU Philosophy Building
NYU Philosophy Building
3-5 Washington Place
Saturday, October 6
Explore the architecturally acclaimed lobby and stairwell of the NYU Philosophy Building.
Open to the public from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Duke House, NYU Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
Saturday, October 6
Revel in a tour of this Beaux-Arts marvel. Tours begin at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. 10 guests per tour.

NYU Institute of the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7
Get to know this 19th century limestone triumph through either a docent-led or self-guided tour. Self-guided tours are available from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; docent-led tours available at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Limit of 20 guests per tour.

Jane Marx Tour of Greenwich Village
Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 at 10:00 am
Take a tour through Greenwich Village with NYC legend Jane Marx. Tours meet under the Washington Square Arch. Space may be limited.

Edward Hopper Studio
1 Washington Square North
Sunday, October 7
View the fascinating studio of artist Edward Hopper, where he and his wife Josephine lived from 1913 until his death in 1967. Open to the public 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.