May 7: Screening of American Winter

The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research invite you to a free screening of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary film: American Winter.

Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 pm
Cantor Film Center, Theater 102
36 East 8th Street

Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter is a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Following the screening of American Winter will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker and other leaders in anti-poverty policy, research, and advocacy.

The tickets to the event are free, but you must register.  Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to gain entrance.  If you have any questions, please email

May 5: Business Ethics and Jewish Text Lecture

Please join the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life as NYU Trustee Steven M. Cohen hosts an engaging lecture on Business Ethics and Jewish Text with Founder and Chairman of Signature Bank Scott Shay.

Monday, May 5, 7:00-8:00 pm
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Gardner Commons, Room 1-101, 44 West 4th Street

What do Jewish texts have to say about the events that lead to the financial downturn in America?  Have they been underutilized in thinking about how we can avoid the next great crisis?  Cohen, who is former secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Shay will address these concerns in Lessons in America's Mortgage and Financial Crisis.

Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Please direct any questions to Jenni Peterson at or (212) 998-4117.

Please RSVP.

May 4: Get a Job at the FringeFAIR

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

FringeFAIR is a FringeNYC-specific job fair held annually. It is an opportunity to meet FringeNYC staff and discuss the positions that are available. If you are unable to attend FringeFAIR, please send an e-mail (and resume if available) to STAFFING@FringeNYC.ORG. 

Sunday, May 4, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stipended Staff Positions: We have two stipended positions available at each of our 20 venues (Box Office Managers & Venue Directors) and one at FringeCENTRAL. These positions are light very commitment from May through June, and then things pick up a bit, and then during FringeNYC, it is a “more-than-full-time FringeNYC is your life” kind of gig. Learn More

Venue Production Assistants: Serve as the technical liaison in one of our 20 venues, and work with the Venue Director to ensure smooth transitions between performances. Under the direction of our technical directors, VPA's will become familiar with the equipment in their venue, and be trained on how to solve minor technical issues. Learn More

Volunteers: The FringeNYC staff is comprised almost entirely of volunteers. Volunteer staff people do everything, and get a groovy ALL ACCESS pass for FringeNYC and a fancy-shmancy title! Being a FringeNYC staff person is an EXCELLENT way to gain ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, and REAL SKILLS. Learn More

RSVP to the FringeFAIR
Learn more about the Upcoming International Shows that have been announced for FringeNYC this August!

May 2: Intersections of Arts & Business

Join NYU Skirball for Intersections of Arts & Business: A Conversation on US/China Relations.

Friday, May 2, 8:00 pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl

The dialogue will involved BIG topics: art, politics, business, and the intersections of each. This discussion will be placed in the current context of NYU Skirball's Visions + Voices: China series and a focus on U.S.-China similarities, differences, and relationships will be a foundation on which to host an open dialogue among the participants.

This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required through the BUY TICKETS option on the event page.

May 2: World Voices Festival, Literary Mews

NYU welcomes you to "The Literary Mews", the second annual NYU literary festival within the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.  The festival begins on May 2 and features readings, performances, music, an outdoor indie book fair, and more.  There will be two preview events held on April 29 and May 1.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
Exhibition Opening -- The Last Line: Writing in Berlin:
Featuring photographer Heike Steinweg's latest project, The Last Line, in which she spoke to international authors connected to Berlin about the last lines of their books. The exhibition runs through June 14.
RSVP required:

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
Poetry and Fiction Reading: Dan Chiasson and Lydia Davis

May 2 Events and Street Festival:

Craft Talk by Clayton Eshleman: On Translating Cesaire and Vallejo
10:00 - 11:30 am, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
RSVP required:

Writers Workshop and Book Signing, featuring Deji Olukotun, author of Nigerians in Space
10:30 - 11:30 am, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Lunchtime Poetry Reading: Clayton Eshleman and Ed Pavlic
12:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

Outdoor Street Festival and Indie Book Fair
12:00 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Dan Neely and Company Perform Traditional Irish Tunes
12:00 - 12:30 pm, Washington Mews

Malian Musical Storytelling in the Djeli Griot Tradition
12:30 - 1:00 pm, Washington Mews

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses Readings
1:00 - 1:45 pm, Washington Mews

African Musical Workshop, acclaimed Malian musician and Griot, Mr. Yacouba Sissoko
1:15 - 2:15 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

A Celebration of Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology:
2:00 pm -- Part I: Mark Jarman: On Translation in The Hudson Review since 1949
2:30 pm -- Part II: Poet/Translators: R. S. Gwynn, Johanna Keller, and Charles Martin discuss their translations of Victor Hugo, Christine de Pisan, and G.G. Belli.
3:00 pm -- Part III: Actors Jeff Kline and Alexa de Puivert perform scenes from Richard Wilbur's translation of Corneille's Le Cid and discuss its 2013 world premiere production.
La Maison Francaise at NYU, 16 Washington Mews
RSVP required: 212-998-8750

African Writers Panel, featuring Deji Olukotun, Chinelo Okparanta, Godfrey Mwampembwa, Tope Folarin, Mukoma wa Ngugi, and Eddie Mandhry
3:30 - 5:00 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Readings from the Asian/Pacific American Avant-garde: Tarfia Faizullah, Luis H. Francia, April Naoko Heck, and Hieu Minh Nguyen
3:30 - 5:00 pm, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews

The Impossible Exile: George Prochnik in Conversation with Eric Jarosinski and Ruth Franklin
4:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required:

Archipelago Books: Stacey Knecht, Richard Sieburth, and Chuck Wachtel
5:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

German Folk Songs from the Lower East Side: The folk songs that German immigrants sang back then are brought back to life by Tine Kindermann and her band.
5:00 - 5:30 pm, Washington Mews

"Albert et son orchestra": Albert Behar, joined by guest musicians, croons original songs in French and English on the accordion.
5:30 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Sebastian Barry Reading: The Temporary Gentleman
5:30 pm, Glucksman Ireland House at NYU, 1 Washington Mews
RSVP required.

Tales of Two Germanys: Maxim Leo and Yascha Mounk, The authors discuss their memoirs Red Love and Stranger in My Own Country with Atina Grossmann and Megan Ratner.
6:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required:

Closing Event "What’s Your Muse?": a group of distinguished international authors talk about their muses -- and how creative musings lead to finished manuscripts. Featuring Tarfia Faizullah, Chinelo Okparanta, Benjamin Moser, George Prochnik, Kevin Barry; moderated by Eric Banks
7:30 pm, NYU Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East
RSVP required:

All events part of PEN World Voices Festival are free and open to the public.  The events requiring an RSVP are noted above.

May 1: Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce their 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

Thursday, May 1, 6:30 pm
NYU Langone Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Healthy Eating: the Toddler and Preschool Years

As a parent, do you wonder how to introduce new foods or what to feed a picky eater? Does every birthday party take your child further down the road of junk food? Have you noticed that kids’ menus are often loaded with fried foods and calories? Children need to develop healthy eating habits to obtain the essential nutrients necessary for proper growth and development. Come and learn about the strategies and resources that can help you develop a nutritious and varied diet for your child.
Presenter: Andrea Vazzana, PhD

The workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

May 1: Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America

NYU's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to a Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America featuring a series of informal lectures and panels of leading specialists.
Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The Colloquium will be exploring art historical and broader contextual issues relating to the arts of Spain and Latin America.  The series is coordinated by Professors Jonathan Brown, Robert Lubar, and Edward Sullivan.  A lecture, Architectural Innovation in Spain: Post-Bilbao and Pre-Crisis, will be given by architect Terry Riley.

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.  There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.

May 1: Philosophy Lecture "Plato at the Googleplex"

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU invites you to “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away,” a conversation featuring novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and essayist and historian Mark Lilla.

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

This event poses the question: What is the role of philosophy today in civic life—if it has a role at all? In her new book, "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away", Goldstein examines this eternal question by re-imagining a Plato in public dialogue in a host of contemporary settings.

Lilla is an essayist, historian of ideas, and professor of humanities at Columbia University.  He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, and the New York Times.  Lilla is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

The event is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.2101 or email

May 1: Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK

Please join via livestream Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK.

Thursday, May 1, 1:00 pm EST:
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

6:00 pm BST:
NYU London
6 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3RA, England

Political analyst and British Politics lecturer Scott Kelly will moderate Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK:

One of the most notable changes in British Politics in the past decade, is the growing Independence of Members of Parliament. Historically, MPs followed the Party Whips as Party support was essential to preferment. As a consequence of these changes, many political scientists in the UK have tended to devote their attention to studying the executive rather than the legislature.  While several academics have written about this phenomenon – none has put forward, or even attempted to put forward a coherent thesis to explain the rise in MP independence.

This comparative discussion will illustrate clear trends that have led to the decline in partisan voting, the growth in the number of ‘safe seats’, increasing lobbing activity in Parliament and the rise in importance of Parliamentary Committees.  Influences on voting in Congress is well established, therefore this discussion will also look at ways in which the influences on voting by representatives has been analyzed and what testable hypothesis could be put forward to explain the rise in MP rebellions.

Please note that this event is in Washington, DC / London, but will be viewable via livestream.

Please RSVP if you are attending in Washington, DC or London.

April 24: Physics Colloquium

The NYU Department of Physics invites you to join Congressman Rush Holt, an NYU alumnus and physicist, as he leads a colloquium, "Political Science and Scientific Politics: Advancing Scientific Research."

Thursday, April 24, 4:00 pm
Meyer Hall, Room 122
4 Washington Place

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email

For additional information on other Physics Colloquia, visit the Department of Physics Events Page.

April 30: Anthropologist Disotell at NYU

New York University in invites you to join Todd Disotell, a biological anthropologist who focuses on primate and human evolution, as he delivers “DNA and the Search for Elusive Creatures.”

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30 pm
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Auditorium
12 Waverly Place

The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science on the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public and sponsored by NYU’s Dean for Science.

Disotell, runs NYU’s Molecular Primatology Laboratory. His research group has contributed to clarifying the primate evolutionary tree, identified new species and subspecies of primates, and has helped to develop new techniques of analysis.

In recent months, Disotell has appeared on both Spike-TV’s “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” and SyFy’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”—shows seeking his expertise in testing potential DNA evidence demonstrating the existence of Bigfoot.

Disotell has received an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation and two Golden Dozen Teaching Awards from NYU, among other honors.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 212.998.3800 or visit the event page.

April 30: Lecture at NYU

Join Jeffrey Sammons, an NYU historian and co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, as he delivers "The Fight to Fight," a public lecture on WWI African-American Combat Unit.

Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
NYU Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East

While President Woodrow Wilson urged the United States to enter the Great War in order to make the world “safe for democracy,” these democratic ideals were not evident in American society at large or the American military, which would remain segregated until the Korean War.

But this did not stop “the Harlem Rattlers,” the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, from shipping off to Europe, where they eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

In “The Fight to Fight,” Sammons will discuss the origins of this history-making regiment, which became one of WWI’s most decorated units while in pursuit of individual personhood and collective citizenship.

This lecture is free and open to the public. 
For more information, visit the event page. 

April 29: Women Leadership Workshop

NYU presents The Ask: How to Get What You Want, a free one-night seminar with leadership coach Leslie Alger designed to help women leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors develop a toolkit and techniques for successfully identifying, asking, and negotiating to meet their objectives.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914
60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)

NYU is hosting preeminent leadership coach Leslie Alger for a free seminar geared toward emerging and established women leaders at local businesses, nonprofits, and grassroots orgs.  The workshop will explore best practices, common pitfalls, and larger concerns specifically facing women leaders in a variety of fields, and help participants build a better toolbox of tactics by which to achieve higher success in business communications - whether one is looking for a salary, space, grant money, institutional support, public funding, promotions, or beyond.

Seating is very limited, and an RSVP is required.

April 11 - June 12: New York Nature Exhibition

The Spiritual Life Galleries, in part with Kimmel Galleries of NYU, are pleased to present New York Nature: Photographic Composites by Daniel Root. This exhibition includes photographic works that contemplate the landscape of New York. Included in the exhibition are 8 large-scale composites and 6 smaller details of these works.

April 11 - June 12, 2014
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
528 Thompson Street, 4th Floor

Influenced by, and evoking Ray Metzker’s composites, Root’s photographic arrangements find a satisfying wholeness at a distance; with closer regard the wondrous everyday ornaments of our world are revealed. In using an almost abstracted image of organic forms to create structured patterns, Root’s work reveals the complex beauty of nature within our urban landscape.

New York Nature is curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through June 12th.

April 25: The Intrigue and Magic of Poe

Join local artists and members of the community to celebrate the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe through music, painting, performance and more in The Intrigue and Magic of Poe.

Friday, April 25, 6:00 -8:00 pm
NYU Law School
Furman Hall, Room 216 245
245 Sullivan Street (at W. 3rd)

NYU and Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room, invite you to a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's life and legacy.  Artists will present responses and interpretations of Poe through music, painting, performance, and other mediums.

This event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow in the Poe Room.  The 2014 Poe Room event is a partnership between NYU and the community.

An RSVP is required.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs.

April 22: NYU Earth Day Lecture

NYU invites you to join Dale Jamieson, an NYU Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative, as he delivers “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future” this Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
19 University Place
First Floor Lecture Hall, Room 102

In his talk, Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Jamieson argues that our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities.

Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. Yet, as Jameson points out, there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required.
Visit the event page for more information.

April 20-22: More Earth Month events

As NYU Earth Month continues, New York University invites you to these upcoming events in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Sunday, April 20:

Hiking the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains with Earth Matters
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a 10-mile hike through the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 21:

“Asparagus: Stalking the American Life”
6:00 pm, NYU Bobst Library, Avery Room
For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. Co-writer/producer/director Anne de Mare will attend for a Q/A after.

Tuesday, April 22:

Earth Day Street Fair
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm , LaGuardia Pl.
A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Educating for Sustainability Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 19 University Place, Room 102
NYU’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by NYU’s very own Dale Jamieson on “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future”. Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. The lecture series is presented by NYU’s Environmental Studies and the NYU Office of Sustainability.
RSVP Required.

For more information on these events and other upcoming Earth Month events, visit the event page.

April 18, 22, 25: Philosopher Stephen Yablo to deliver Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures

Join philosopher Stephen Yablo as he delivers the Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures, “Topics and Topicology”.

Friday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and MacDougal

Friday, April 25, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU Department of Philosophy, Room 101
5 Washington Place at Mercer Street

Stephen Yablo, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures with a reception to follow. Yablo is a philosopher of language and mind who works on issues of truth, existence, possibility, and content. His current research is concerned with subject matter as a neglected aspect of meaning.

The lecture series, entitled “Topics and Topicology,” explores the aboutness-properties of sentences, with a view to finding work for sentential subject matter in various parts of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include some or all of partial truth, assertive content, extrapolation of concepts, confirmation, conditionals, desire attribution, and obligation.

This event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 or email for more information. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 18: First Run Film Festival Screening

Join a community screening of the winning films from this year's First Run Film Festival.

Friday, April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street
An RSVP is required.

First Run showcases innovative works by students at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Winners are selected from more than 120 advanced projects in film, video, and animation. The community screening follows an annual week-long festival and competition. Previous winners have included Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Nancy Savoca.

April 17: Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery

Join the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, for Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery.

Thursday, April 17, 5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Media, Culture, and Communications
239 Green Street, 8th Floor

This event is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for more information.

April 17: Grey Art Gallery Exhibition

Please join NYU and NYCExhibition for an exhibition opening at the Grey Art Gallery: Energy That is All Around.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND is curated by Natasha Boas and organized by the Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute.  The exhibit itself will be on display from April 15 through July 12, the April 17 event is the opening reception.

This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP required.

For more information, call 212-998-6780.

April 17: Book Discussion at the IPK

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join them for a book discussion with Thomas Piketty, Julia Ott, David Stasavage, Frédéric Viguier on Piketty's new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Thursday, April 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again. 

Visit the event page for more information on this event and the discussion participants.

April 17: Summer@theCenter Info Session

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public event from one of our neighbors:  
The Center for Architecture Foundation invites you to an Info Session to learn more about their architecture youth programs and Summer@theCenter architecture summer camps.

Thursday, April 17, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

See their programs in action and learn more about a typical week at their Summer@theCenter programs.
3:00 - 3:30 PM: Summer Camp Q & A and slides of past programs.
3:30 - 4:00 PM: See our programs in action. Observe the final student presentations in our Vacation Camp.

This Info Session is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for additional information.

April 17: Reception for Grey Art Gallery Exhibit Opening

The NYU Grey Art Gallery invites you to a reception for their new exhibit ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYU Grey Art Gallery 
100 Washington Square East

The exhibit features early works by five artists who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cult-like status in the Bay Area. Celebrating lowbrow street aesthetics, graffiti, and folk art, the movement flourished in the gritty urban setting of this south-of-Market-Street neighborhood. The five artists—who were all friends—attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute and, with the exception of Kilgallen who died prematurely in 2001, continue to collaborate today.

The reception is free and open to the public.
For more information about the reception, call 212.998.6780.
Find more information about the exhibit itself in the Press Release

April 16 & 17: Earth Month Film Screenings and Round-table Discussion

As the Earth Month 2014 festivities remain in full swing, NYU invites you to join in on these upcoming events:
“Do the Math”
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square S

Do The Math: The Movie, a short documentary film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. The film features students from NYU who are calling on President Sexton and the Board of Trustees to stop investing our endowment in coal, oil, and natural gas. Find out how you can get involved in the growing movement for climate justice. Sponsored by NYU Divest: Go Fossil Free, GSAS Student Government, and Earth Matters.

Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future -- A talk with Eric Sanderson
Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 802
60 Washington Square S

Eric Sanderson is the senior conservation ecologist at the NYC Wildlife Conservation Society and author of several books. Come and enjoy a night of conversation as he talks about Manhattan's past, present, and future environment. Joining us will be students from Columbia University's Student Council on Sustainable Development. Following the talk, there will be a short round-table discussion about the future of sustainability on college campuses.

Commag Movie Screening: The Greenhorns
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Avery Room
70 Washington Square South

Join the Community Agriculture Club for a screening of The Greenhorns, a documentary film that explores the lives of new young farmers across the nation. Come to be inspired and hopefully recruited into the world of farming, like us!

All events are free and open to the public.
Visit the Earth Month events page for more information on these events and upcoming events.

April 16: The Cold War Redux Roundtable

Join NYU's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a roundtable on The Cold War Redux: Putin’s Effort to Resurrect the Empire and Sources of Legitimacy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
NYU Jordan Center
19 University Place, 2nd Floor

This roundtable will provide a sober assessment of the impact of Russian foreign policy on the brewing conflict in Ukraine by distinguished scholars of Russian political affairs, history, and decision-making. Combing several perspectives, the roundtable promises to offer a much-needed assessment of the puzzle.

Speakers will include Stephen Holmes (NYU Law), Joshua Tucker (NYU Politics), Shinasi Rama (NYU International Relations), and Arturas Rozenas (NYU Politics). The roundtable will be moderated by Yanni Kotsonis (NYU History, Russian & Slavic Studies).

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

April 15: Earth Month festivities

Join NYU for various eco-friendly events in celebration of Earth Month 2014.
NYU Wagner School: Market- Based Approaches to Climate Change
11:00 am-1:30 pm
Rice Conference Room, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street

A panel of experts from government, the nonprofit sector, and academia will explore the development of environmental markets, and examine a number of market-based and economy-wide options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon taxes, cap and trade programs, voluntary carbon markets, and the use of renewable energy innovations. Following the discussion, there will be the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. Appetizers will be served.

Gallatin Greening Committee Panel
12:30 pm-1:45 pm 
NYU Gallatin, Room 527, 1 Washington Pl
The Gallatin Greening Committee is hosting a discussion between NYU faculty members about how the history of science, environmentalism, and ecology has impacted and continues to impact the progress of the modern environmental movement and environmental activism. Hear from scholars who have dedicated their lives to the living history that is environmentalism, and have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic discussion about where the global environmental movement is headed.

All the events for NYU Earth Month 2014 are free and open to the public.
Visit the event page for more information.

April 15: Earth Month festivities

New York University will participate in the 45th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including hiking and biking trips, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap.

Tuesday, April 15
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S

Clothing Swap
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 802
Celebrate Earth Month with Oxfam NYU by bringing in a bag of your old clothes and swapping for some new treasures! Can’t part with your clothes? Feel free to drop off shoes, accessories, or anything else you’d like to share.

Green Action Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 903
Want to change the world but don't know how? Join Earth Matters as we pursue solutions to national environmental problems. In two hours, we'll learn how to change the world.

Public Lecture with James McWilliams and Mia MacDonald: 'Animals and the Environment: the Future of Food & the Ethics of What We Eat'
6:00 pm in Kimmel Center, Room 803
This conversational panel will discuss the current state of empirical research on agriculture and the environment, with a special focus on the role of animals in this conversation. Topics include the natural resource and ethical implications of these recent trends and the state of policy and public dialogue. Proposed solutions that rely on local and nonindustrial production have their own downsides. This panel will discuss the impacts, viability, and ethical concerns that arise with these solutions. This event is co-hosted by the NYU Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Studies Program.

April 12: Bike to Brooklyn

New York University will participate in the 45th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including hiking and biking trips, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap.
Saturday, April 12, 10:45 am
Third North Courtyard
75 Third Avenue
Bike to Brooklyn
Join us for a phenomenal trek to Prospect Park (~15 miles) *moderate NYC cycling experience is required!* BYOB (bring your own bike). If you don't have one, sign up for the NYU Bike Share online to take one out for the day.

All events are free and open to the public.
Make sure to join us for more Earth Month 2014 festivities.

April 11: NYU Symphony

NYU invites you to the NYU Symphony Orchestra's annual concert.

Friday, April 11, 8:00 pm
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Peter Norton Symphony Space

The concert will feature a multi-media presentation of award-wining film scores composed by students from the Music Composition program at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. The compositions will be played in tandem with film imagery provided by students in the NYU Tisch Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.

The NYU Symphony will be led by the world-renown German-born conductor Jens Georg Bachmann, who has most recently served as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and as resident conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg, Germany.

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

April 8: Artists at the Institute

The Institute of Fine Arts invites you to join artists, Tania Bruguera, one of the leading political and performance artists of her generation.

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

Focused on the application of art to everyday political life, she works to transform the condition of "viewer" to one of active citizenry, shifting social affect toward political action. Bruguera's long-term projects, such as Immigrant Movement International, are intensive interventions in the institutional structures of collective memory, education, and politics.

The recipient of numerous awards including the Prince Claus Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Bruguera is part of the original Occupy Wall Street movement and has been an advisor in cultural rights and artistic freedom to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

For more information, visit the Institute of Fine Arts event page.