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As the weather warms, here is a listing of free public events brought to you by La Maison Française of NYU.
New York University will participate in the 47th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including a biking trip, an Earth Day Street Fair, lectures, green projects, Earth Matters Fair Food Fest, with panel discussion, and the film premier of Premier of Josh Fox’s “How to Let Go of the World”, co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability. Most events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.
Serving free breakfast in New York City’s classrooms has boosted the number of students eating what some consider the most important meal of the day at school.
Peter Samuelson, co-founder of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, will discuss America’s troubled foster care system with journalist/advocate Soledad O’Brien.
The Asian/Pacific/American Institute hosts a reading and conversation with novelists Paul Beatty and R. Zamora Linmark (April 5) and presents an Indigenous Dance Forum (April 21) developed by New Zealand-choreographer and Artist-in-Residence Jack Gray.
The NYU Bookstore will host events in April featuring Joyce Apsel, author of Introducing Peace Museums (April 6), fiction reading with Idra Novey and Alvaro Enrigue (April 13), poetry readings (April 14), and more at its 726 Broadway location.
New York University will host author Salman Rushdie for “Can/Must Good Art Be Politically Correct?”—a live-streamed conversation on the role of satire in the public sphere with George Washington University Professor Lisa Page—on Wed., March 30, 6:30 p.m.
The Fusion Film Festival, a student run organization at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts designed to develop and promote the work of women behind the camera, announced today that its Spring Alumni Showcase will be a screening of “UNDERGROUND,” the critically acclaimed hit series from WGN America, co-created, written, and executive produced by alumna Misha Green ’06 (B.F.A., Film & TV).
New York University will host selected PEN World Voices events in April as part of its fourth-annual Literary Mews Festival—a showcase that will feature readings, performances, and music within NYU’s Washington Mews and other locations.
The panel will examine subjects such as the food-industry sponsored Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, opposed by consumer groups and currently stalled in the Senate; and Vermont’s GMO labeling law, likely to go into effect this summer.