December 12: Greek and Roman Seminar

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to The Greek East under Rome: City Monuments and Political Ideology, a seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture.

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture invites scholars to share their current research with the research community on Ancient Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts and in the metropolitan area, and to meet and talk with IFA graduate students.

RSVP required. Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

Visit the event page for more information.

December 12: Symposium and Exhibition at Fales Library

New York University is pleased to invite you to "Keith Haring: Languages," a Symposium and Exhibition at NYU's Fales Library.
Thursday, December 12, 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Bobst Library, 3rd floor, inside Fales Library
70 Washington Square South

Curated by Andrew Blackley, the exhibition focuses on early texts, archival objects, and rarely-screened video artworks made by Keith Haring and runs through February 28, 2014.

Drawn from the materials maintained by the Keith Haring Foundation, the participants -- curators, art historians, filmmakers, critics and scholars -- were asked to look at Haring not simply as a visual artist, but as a figure engaged with, among other things, semiotics, mathematics, and language—both verbal and visual.

The exhibition will explore the textual content developed behind these video artworks and their transitional use in Haring's early performances and installations. The textual artworks within the exhibition hold unique positions as they individually occupy multiple categorical qualifiers - drawings, verses, plans, poems and exercises. The exhibition draws from and showcases selected materials from Haring’s archive as modular; together composing a matrix of exchangeable but specific data. Rather than highlighting individual documents as representative, the exhibition is organized to allow for each of the 130+ items to interact within the syntax of matrices. Each model is allowed to exist and function both autonomously and as a key component of a set.

Visit the event page for more information.
For a detailed schedule of events, please refer to the Fales website.

December 2, 4, 5: NYU Bookstore Events

The NYU Bookstore invites you to their upcoming events that feature Poetry Readings, the Author-Editor Relationship, and Planning Your Year of Discovery in December.
Monday, December 2, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Inside/Outside: The Editor-Author Relationship Featuring Liz Van Doren and Julie Sternberg
Join Van Doren and Sternberg for a conversation about the creation of a chapter book for young readers. They will discuss the author’s role, the editor’s role, and the meandering road that leads to publication. Sternberg, author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, will read from a forthcoming novel on which they are collaborating as author and editor--It’s Me,Celie.

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin, authors of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery
Through their experiences and a good dose of no-nonsense advice, the authors show readers how achieving small goals can give you a renewed sense of accomplishment and how you can keep growing, learning, and moving forward at any age.

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Poetry Reading with Catherine Barnett, Anthony Carelli, and David McLoghlin Catherine Barnett is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry. Her most recent book, The Game of Boxes, was published in 2012. Anthony Carelli’s first book of poetry, Carnations, was published in 2011. David McLoghlin’s first collection of poems is Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems, published in 2012.

All events will be held at the NYU Bookstore's 726 Broadway location.
Events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. 
For more information, call 212.998.4667, visit the NYU Bookstore online, or explore the event page

November 22: Architecture College Fair

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public events from one of our neighbors:  
The Center for Architecture Foundation invites you to the 2013 Architecture College Fair

Friday, November 22, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

High School students from the tri-state area are invited to attend this free college fair to learn more about applying to architecture school. Representatives from schools both within and outside of New York State will be on-hand to meet with students and answer questions.

This event is free and open to the public. In order to have an accurate attendee count please Register for the event.

Visit the event page for additional information and a tentative schedule.

November 20-23: What Is Zoning? Workshops and Launch Party

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

The Center for Urban Pedagogy is pleased to launch What Is Zoning? the second in their series of Envisioning Developmental Toolkits, with a series of hands-on community workshops. 

What Is Zoning? Workshops
Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23
155-D East Broadway

What Is Zoning? Launch Party
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
155-D East Broadway

Zoning law regulates land use across the city and shapes buildings, blocks, and whole neighborhoods. It can be a tool for preservation or for rapid physical and economic development. But how does it work?

This workshop explains density, bulk, land use, and how proposed rezonings could affect your neighborhood. Come learn about the toolkit, get training to run workshops, and buy or borrow a toolkit to run your own workshops.

Free workshops will be held throughout the day. Sign up for a free workshop here.
Questions? Contact or visit the event page.

November 20: Panel Discussion at NYU Fales Library

NYU invites you to attend "Wither Collecting? New Visions for Special Collections in the 21st Century," Panel Discussion at NYU Fales Library

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Bobst Library, 3rd floor, inside the Fales Library
70 Washington Square South

The discussion compliments the current Fales Library’s Exhibition, “Past, Present, Future: New Acquisitions for the 21st Century”

The panel, composed of leading thinkers in the field of special collections, will share their thoughts about how special collections are and can be developed in the 21st century, as librarians look at new kinds of collecting to support new kinds of research, especially in area studies, post-structuralism, institutional critique, the death of the author, and other postmodern modes of criticism.

• Patrick Deer, Associate Professor of English, Director of College Honors, College of Arts and Sciences, NYU.
• Michael Inman, Curator of Rare Books, New York Public Library
• Ian Kahn, Proprietor, Lux Mentis Books.
• Charlotte Priddle, Librarian for Printed Books, Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU.
• Moderated by Marvin J. Taylor, Director, Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU

RSVP to with guest name(s) and title of the event
For more information visit the event page or e-mail

November 19, 20, 21: NYU Bookstore Events

The NYU Bookstore welcomes you to the November Event Series featuring authors Joanne Lipman, Louise Steinman, and Barry Wallenstein.

November 19, 20, 21 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

On Tuesday, November 19, Joanne Lipman comes to the bookstore to discuss her latest work, "Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations".

Louise Steinman, co-director of the Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities at USC and author of "The Crooked Mirror: A memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation", will be at the bookstore on Wednesday, November 20.  Steinman will be joined in conversation with Professor Joyce Apsel of the Liberal Arts Program at NYU.

And on Thursday November 21, the bookstore will be hosting a CD launch of "Lucky These Days" by poet Barry Wallenstein, who will be accompanied by Ken Filiano on bass.

All events are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited and no reservations are required.

November 19: Historian Taylor Branch on MLK's Legacy

New York University’s Center for the Study of Transformative Lives invites you to a public lecture where Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch will address the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

Branch is best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968.

In his lecture and in the conversation following, Branch will examine the role of leaders within social movements, explore the complex relationship between individual and corporate agency, and shed light on Martin Luther King, Jr. as a transformative figure on many levels. 

An RSVP is required by e-mailing or by calling 212.998.4291
Explore the event page for more information.

November 18: Ettinghausen Lecture

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to take part in their upcoming lecture entitled, Iranian Modernism: A Conversation.

Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Siah Armajani and Bijan Dowlatshahi

Fereshteh Daftari, Curator and Scholar; co-Curator with Layla Dibaof the current exhibition Iran Modern, Asia Society
Parviz Tanavoli in context

Edward Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Alternative Modernities: Middle Eastern & Latin American Art in the Mid-20th Century

For more information on the Richard Ettinghausen Memorial Lecture, visit the event page.

November 15: Russian Diaspora and Cultural Diplomacy

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center welcome you to “Russian Diaspora and Cultural Diplomacy,” a conference on the impact of Russian-Americans.

Friday, November 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for the Arts and Science
100 Washington Square East

The conference, which comes 80 years after the establishment of U.S.-Russian diplomatic relations, will consider the role of the Russian-American community, through cultural diplomacy, in developing mutual understanding between the two nations.  Attending the conference will be representatives of the Consulate General of Russia in NYC, Rossotrudnichestvo, representatives of local government, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, the governments of the city and state of New York, and representatives of Russian-American community organizations, and the leading centers for the study of Russia in the US.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration required. Please RSVP online or by calling 212.992.6575.

For all other inquiries, please contact the organizers of the conference: or
Doors open at 8:00 am.

November 14: Bestselling Author Marion Nestle at the NYU Bookstore

Join the NYU Bookstore in welcoming author Marion Nestle as she explores some of today's most pressing issues in food politics through her book Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU. Her book, Eat, Drink, Vote, encourages readers to vote with their forks for healthier diets --and to vote at the ballot box if we want to make it easier for everyone to make healthier dietary choices.

This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited, so reservations are required. RSVP online or call 212.998.2400 to reserve your space.
For more about the NYU Bookstore, including events and speakers, visit them at their website.

November 14: Building Connections Exhibition

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

The Center for Architecture Foundation invites you to the Building Connections 2013 Exhibition Opening

Thursday, November 14, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

Stop by the Center to view their 17th annual exhibition showcasing K-12 student design work and learn more about our K-12 architecture and design education programs.

This event is free and open to the public. 
An RSVP is requested to:
For more information explore the CFAF website.

November 12: Book Launch at the Institute for Public Knowledge

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a discussion with William Helmreich and Dalton Conley on Helmreich's new book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6000 Miles in the City, which chronicles the author's journey across all 6,000 miles of New York City's streets on foot.

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

William B. Helmreich is professor of sociology at the City University Graduate Center (CUNY) and City College of New York and Dalton Conley is University Professor of the Social Sciences and Chair of Sociology at NYU.

Over the course of four years, Helmreich ventured to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island and spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life. Their stories and his are the subject of this book.

RSVP if you plan to attend.
For more information about this event visit the IPK event calendar.

November 12: Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures

NYU's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to the 2013 Kirk Varnedoe Lectures.

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
New York City

This 7th annual lecture will be given by Professor Thierry de Duve, a historian and philosopher of art, and an occasional curator. He recently finished a book of essays on aesthetics.  His lecture will focus on "This is art": Anatomy of a Sentence.

For more information on the Kirk Varnedoe Lecture, please visit the event page.

RSVP required.
Please note that 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.

November 11: Artists at the Institute: Benjamin Patterson

New York University's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to join artist Benjamin Patterson as he discusses his artworks.

Monday, November 11, 6:30 pm
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

About the artist:
Benjamin Patterson was a key figure in the international experimental artists' network Fluxus. His highly influential practice, combining music, visual arts, and performance, foregrounds the use of everyday materials, live action, and chance, and explores the notion of systems in art, music, and text. Like many of his Fluxus peers, he has also complicated and enriched the relationship between audience and performer, creating situations that demand direct engagement.

RSVP required.
Please note that 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.
For more information on the Artists at the Institute lectures at the Institute of Fine Arts, please visit the events page.

November 8: Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thurman

The NYU Institute of African American Affairs presents Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thurman

Friday, November 8, 6:30 pm
NYU School of Law
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbuild Hall (first floor)
40 Washington Square South

Lilian Thurman is one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team. He is the winner of the World Cup Champion in 1998, European Champion in 2000, and Vice-Champion in 2006. In 2008, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational anti-racism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.  

RSVP by calling 212-998-4222
For additional information, visit the IAAA website.

November 7 & 11: NYU Orchestra Public Concert Series

The NYU Symphony and Philharmonica, premiere orchestral ensembles in NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, invite you to their upcoming performances.

Monday, November 7 and Thursday, November 11 at 8:00 pm
Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village
371 6th Ave

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

The November 7 program features alumna Tatevik Ayazyan performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, as well as Peteris Vasks Music Dolorosa, Igor Stravinsky Octet, and Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 100.

The November 11 NYU Symphony concert will include the world premiere performance of Danish composer Lars Graugaard’s “Venus,” an interactive work for violin, double bass, orchestra, and electronics.
Also on the November 11 program are Bela Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3.

This event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, call 212.998.5160, email, or visit the Steinhardt Ensembles Overview