Category Archives: Free in NY

A Wikipedia celebration

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A Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference for the project’s 15th birthday.

In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

Register here, and add your proposed lightning talks and open space sessions:

http://bit.ly/wikiday15

And see full details on the wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2016

NYC TechBreakfast December 8 2015

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The NYC TechBreakfast is This week onTuesday, December 08, 2015 at Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) NYC in New York, NY. The NYC TechBreakfast this week features awesome demos from:

  • Jobsuitors: – automatic, hyper-personalized career matchmaking
  • HEKXO – HEKXO is simple platform for tagging and scanning real-world objects to play a wide variety of games and educational apps.
  • Croissant – Work from beautiful NYC workspaces for $99/mo. Comfy seats, wifi, unlimited coffee. Cancel anytime.

When: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 from 08:00 to 10:00

Where:
11 Times Square, 6th Floor (Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)  New York, NY, 10036

The cooperative Internet

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The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance. Ordinary users retain little control over their personal data, and the digital workplace is creeping into every corner of workers’ lives. Online platforms often exploit and exacerbate existing inequalities in society, even while promising to be the great equalizers. Could the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers could set up their own platform, or if cities could control their own version of Airbnb? Can Silicon Alley do things more democratically than Silicon Valley? What are the prospects for platform cooperativism?

On November 13 and 14, the New School in New York City will host a coming-out party for the cooperative Internet, built of platforms owned and governed by the people who rely on them. The program will include discussion sessions, screenings, monologues, legal hacks, workshops, and dialogues, as well as a showcase of projects, both conceptual and actual, under the purview of celebrity judges. We’ll learn from coders and worker cooperatives, scholars and designers. Together, we’ll put their lessons to work as we work toward usable apps and structural economic change. This is your chance to get on the ground floor of the next Internet, and to help make it a reality.

Platform Cooperativism is convened by Trebor Scholz (The New School) and Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder). It is sponsored by The New School’s Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, The Workers Lab, and The Freelancers Union, in partnership with Civic Hall, Democracy Collaborative, The Yale Information Society Project, NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, Open Society Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shareable. This is the fourth event in The New School’s serie

Twitter for Small Business. October 8 2015 in NYPL

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Cut through the common confusion about Twitter and discover how this social media platform can help grow your small business.

Charlie Conard answers common questions about Twitter for business owners, including:

Getting your business started on Twitter
How do hashtags work and why are they important?
Learning to write an effective tweet –in under 140 characters!
Case Studies: See how Twitter has helped other small-business owners transform
You’ll leave this lecture with a clear understanding of how Twitter works and the ways it can help your small business build sales.

NYPL

NYPL. AUGUST 13 2015

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Branding from Both Sides Now – Creating & Trademarking your Identity

Creating a strong brand is essential to the building of a successful business. But there’s more to it than registering a trademark or designing a cool looking logo. Find out how to create an authentic, engaging brand personality and the steps you need to take to protect your work and insure ownership. Presented by Michael Pilla, Creative Director of Pilla Creative Marketing and an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and, Eugene Kubalovsky intellectual property attorney, Kublanovsky Law

What you will learn at this FREE Event:

The best way to define your business brand
How to create marketing stories that will engage your target market
How to apply your brand across multiple online platforms
What is a Trademarks and why do you need one
What branding elements can you trademark
What to do if your Trademark is infringed on
Join us for an discussion of the many facets of branding and set your business up to succeed.

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July 21 in Manhattan. Free

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July 20. Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer

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The Daily News Innovation Lab is a New York Daily News initiative aimed at engaging with the thriving New York startup community. With a team that draws from across departments, the Daily News Innovation Lab seeks to connect, converse, and collaborate.

Let’s work to transform media together.
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On July 20, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer will take place at The DL’s private rooftop bar (95 Delancey Street, New York City). To learn more and to register for this event, click here.

The Daily News Innovation Lab has also launched Conversations, a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape. Our events will feature panels with insights from the most respected news organizations, the newest disruptive publishers, and tech and media thought leaders.

More about Conversations on Daily News Website.

Today at NYPL

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Tours

With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library, known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, is the second largest public library in the United States, and fourth largest in the world.

All group tours must be scheduled in advance. Unauthorized tours are not permitted. Contact tours@nypl.org for more information.

Docent-led tours are an excellent way to see highlights of The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Library offers tours of the building as well as exhibitions. Free docent-guided tours for walk-in visitors are available. All group tours must be scheduled in advance. Unauthorized tours are not permitted.

Building Tours

Free one-hour tours of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays.
Please note that the library is closed on Sundays during the summer. Tours meet at the reception desk in Astor Hall.Tours are available on a first come basis and are limited to 25 people.   

Exhibition Tours

Free docent-led tours of exhibitions in the Gottesman Exhibition Hall are given Monday through Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for current exhibitions. Please note that the library is closed on Sundays during the summer. Exhibition tours meet outside the entrance to Gottesman Hall.

Group Tours

Group tours of the building, exhibitions, or customized tours for 10 or more visitors are available by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance. Group tour fees:
$10 per person ($7 for seniors); no charge for full-time students. Call 212.930.0650 or email  tours@nypl.org for reservations and further information.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

All public service units of the Library are wheelchair accessible. A ramp entrance to the building is located at the 42nd Street entrance. All levels of the building are accessible by an elevator at the north end of the building.

 

Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture Tours

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library is generally recognized as the world’s leading research library devoted exclusively to documenting the history and cultural development of peoples of African descent worldwide. From its founding in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has amassed vast collections of over 10 million items.

Resource materials are organized by format into five distinct divisions: Research and Reference; Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books; Photographs and Prints; Moving Image and Recorded Sound; and Art and Artifacts. A cultural center as well as a repository, the Schomburg Center also sponsors a wide array of interpretive programs, including exhibitions, scholarly and public forums and cultural performances.

 

Self-Guided Tours (All Ages)

Self-guided groups that prefer to visit any of our exhibitions without a guide are encouraged to do so, but reservations are still required for groups of 15 or more. Please download the  Self-Guided Tour Packet. We welcome individuals, schools, organizations, or companies to tour the facility and exhibition spaces.

Self-Guided Tours are available from Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

Guided Tours (Grade 4 and up)

Guided Tours are available on a limited basis Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please complete the Tour Request Form. Please fax to 212-491-6760 or email the completed form to schomburgtours@nypl.org.

Guided Tours must be scheduled a minimum of 30 days in advance. Guided Tours are limited to 30 people per group. Scheduled tours are usually 30 to 60 minutes depending on exhibition content.

Please remember that if you are more than 30 minutes late for a scheduled tour there is no guarantee that your tour will be guided. Groups may schedule a video with our Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division. For more information, please call 212-491-2236.

Confirmation: If your tour has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation form within 7 days (business days). Please present your confirmation form at the security desk when you arrive at the Schomburg Center.

 

Exhibition Hours
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about our current exhibitions.

Admission
Admission is free for the exhibitions at the Schomburg; however, donations are welcomed.
Please note there are no guided tours on Saturdays