Welcome to There or Square, the New School Free Press’ weekly post that delivers the low-down on the most time-worthy and can’t-miss events of the upcoming week.

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LISTEN.

Black Women, Electoral Politics, and the Future of American Democracy

Monday, Oct. 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Deva Woodly, Shanelle Matthews, Jessica Byrd and Tishaura Jones for a conversation on the increasing engagement of Black women in government and its impact on American democracy.

Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St., Room I-202

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WALK.

Village Halloween Parade 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Put on your best Halloween costume and march up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street. Costumes are required if you want to walk in the parade, but you can grab a spot sans costume and watch along Sixth Avenue between Spring Street and 16th Street.

Spring St. and Sixth Ave.

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LOOK.

Quiet Mornings at MoMA

Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Start November off bright and early at the Museum of Modern Art. Visitors are encouraged to “take time to look slowly, clear your head, silence your phones, and get inspiration for the day and week ahead.” Open exhibits include Items: Is Fashion Modern? and Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait. Quiet Mornings are the first Wednesday of every month with a guided meditation session held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Admission is $10 with student ID.

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St.

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SKATE.

Winter in Bryant Park

Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to juggle with the Bryant Park Jugglers. Afterwards, grab your skates and visit Bryant Park’s Bank of America Winter Village. Admission to the rink is free and skates are available to rent. Swing through the Holiday Shops food and gift boutiques to refuel and start off your holiday shopping.

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues & 40th and 42nd Streets

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WATCH.

The Last Hill Film Screening

Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free screening of “The Last Hill” with complimentary refreshments. This new release follows a bicycling adventure down Highway 395 of the Sierras.

Patagonia Soho, 72 Greene St.

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LOOK.

First Fridays at The Frick

Friday, Nov. 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission to The Frick is free on the first Friday of each month. Visitors can take advantage of gallery talks and music performances, sketch in the Garden Court (with materials supplied by The Frick), or simply enjoy the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

The Frick Collection, 1 E 70th St.

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MARCH.

March Against Fur

Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:00 p.m.

With winter approaching, there will be a march by the Flatiron Building to protest against the use of fur. Creative costumes and banners are encouraged.

Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets

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CREATE.

No Filter: Healing through Photography, Writing, Community

Sunday, Nov. 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join the New Women Space for a day of writing workshops, photography sessions, and discussions aimed at “shedding stories that no longer serve us and capturing our true image.” Tickets are on a sliding scale, ranging from $11 to $33.

New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Road, Brooklyn

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LISTEN.

Mannes Sounds Piano Cantabile: It Runs In The Family

Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:00 p.m.

For the past 18 years, Mannes School of Music has put on a year long musical festival. Students, faculty members, and guests will be performing various pieces, all composed by members of the Bach family, hence the title of the event. The concert will be curated by Irina Morozova, a piano associate faculty member at Mannes.

Arnold Hall, 55 W 13th St., 4th Floor


Illustration by Ashlie Juarbe

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