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.

October 17: "Get Out the Vote!"

NYU's Institute of French Studies will present “Get Out the Vote! Campaign Techniques and Innovations to Mobilize Voters in France and in the U.S.”—a one-day symposium comparing American and French political campaigning.

Friday, October 17, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NYU's La Maison Fran├žaise
16 Washington Mews

Coming two weeks before the U.S. mid-term elections, the symposium discusses the rise of modern voter mobilization campaigns in both countries. Researchers from various disciplines as well as campaign managers and politicians from France and the U.S. will compare their points of view and analyze campaign habits and recent innovations. In addition, they will explore the impact of this kind of voter mobilization efforts on U.S. and French political cultures.

The event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information, call 212.998.8741 or email patrick.stancil@nyu.edu. For a complete schedule of the sessions, visit the event page.

October 15: Panel Discussion on Occupy Central

Please join the U.S.-Asia Law Institute and NYU Asia Law Society for a panel discussion on Hong Kong's governance issues following the resumption of Chinese sovereignty in 1997 and the reasons for the current protest campaign. The panel will also discuss what may lie ahead for Hong Kong and Beijing, and potential lessons for Macau and Taiwan.


Wednesday, October 15 5:00-6:30 pm
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204
40 Washington Square South 

This event is free and open to the public
Please RSVP to Michael Chenkin at michael.chenkin@nyu.edu
For more information visit the event page

October 15: Poetry and Short Stories Reading at the NYU Bookstore

Come enjoy the Poetry and Short Stories Reading introduced by Four Way Books at the NYU Bookstore.

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Cynthia Cruz's third collection of poetry is Wunderkammer

David Dodd Lee's most recent collection of poetry is Animalities

Howard Levy's second collection is Spooky Action at a Distance (CavanKerry Press)

Gregory Pardlo's second collection of poetry is Digest

Cammy Thomas's second collection of poetry is Inscriptions



This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on this event and other upcoming events at the NYU bookstore, visit their events page.

October 14: Pre-election Primer

Please join MSNBC's Alex Wagner, Mother Jones' David Corn, the New York Post's Robert A. George, and the Brennan Center's Michael Waldman for a pre-election primer on the state of our democracy.


Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall
238 Thompson St

6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Program

As the midterm elections approach, issues such as money in politics, voting, criminal justice reform and income inequality will shape the political landscape just as much as who wins control of the Senate. What should voters know not for next two weeks? And what's at stake leading up to 2016 and beyond?

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required
For more information, contact mikayla.terrell@nyu.edu, call 646-292-8368, or visit the event page.