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Go to a free overnight party at a library in Brooklyn

Go to a free overnight party at a library in Brooklyn
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If you're like me and the grief you are feeling in response to our current political situation is keeping you from sleeping at night, it looks like you've got a place to go this month. On Saturday January 28, one week after inauguration, the French Embassy and Brooklyn Public Library are hosting a twelve-hour Night of Philosophy and Ideas, a marathon political recuperation session featuring talks, readings, yoga and food. 

Starting at 7pm, you can catch talks on politics, philosophy and big issues of the time, like "Ivanka at Colonus" by William Baker (10pm), "Resistance to Unjust Immigration" by Javier Hidalgo (12:30am) and "On Tragedy" by Simon Critchley at 5am. Balancing out the discussions will be performances from Trisha Brown Dance Company (8pm), virtual reality experiences (9pm) and other performances and screenings throughout the night. If you're feeling oversaturated, you can pull a Party Girl and just wander the stacks late into the night. 

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas is on Saturday January 28 7pm–7am. You can learn more about the free event here



gore b

You little sissy snowflake, get over it,  The rest of us lived under obama for eight years, that nightmare was over.  Now you are getting a far better president than you deserve.   How sad will you be when he has made America safe, strong, secure and great again.  Oh boo hoo.   Poor baby.  Enjoy your safe space.

Krystine B

Brooklyn Central Library branch. Say it. I know you want people to click the link, but just type it.