New York Thought: Smart Things to Do in NYC This Weekend

From the American Constitution to American Islamophobia, read on for our picks for the best smart things to do in NYC this weekend.

Friday, July 20

The Brooklyn Museum hosts a noon session on American Islamophobia. Critical race theory scholar Khaled A. Beydoun will be in conversation with Zaheer Ali, Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society and director of the Muslims in Brooklyn project.

The 33 1/3 book series brings in four authors to discuss their titles, which cover a diverse range: Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver, Nick Drake’s Pink Moon, and Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The Strand.

Saturday, July 21

The Museum of American Finance hosts a look at history and film with a walking tour centered on the many movies filmed all or in part on Wall Street.

Join The Tank for odysseus tied to the masT, currently playing as part of a series of interactive solo performances.

Sunday, July 22

Get fired up for a book launch and discussion of Breanne Fahs’ Firebrand Feminism and radical feminist tactics. Bluestockings.

Philosophy educator Jeanne Proust looks at the late 19th-century shift in art, as it began to develop more autonomy outside of religious and political frameworks. Questions of art and ethics, and the social roles of artists, will be considered. Mathew Gallery.

Join One Day University for The Constitution: Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths, an intensive seminar that looks at what really happened when the framers got together in the hot Philadelphia summer of 1787.


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