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Sun, April 15, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Sunday, April 15, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
City Walk |
Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside of Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 4 bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off-marathon” extension of the walk. Bring water and lunch (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.
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$3 plus bus
Hike |
9 to 10 miles at a moderate pace. Possibility of doing 1 or 2 miles more. Walk from Philipse Manor through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Walk on former carriage roads alongside brooks and the Pocantico River. Bring lunch and water as they may not stop at Stone Barns. Rain cancels.
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$3 plus train
Park Walk |
2–3-mile walk at a leisurely pace. Plan to stop at about 5 special spots in the park. Bring water, snacks and lunch. End the hike having lunch together out-of-doors. Rain cancels.
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$3
City Walk |
5 or 8 miles, on pavement with some hills. Starting from Dyckman St., walk up to the Cloisters, then past the sites of Ft. Tryon and Ft. Washington, then over the GWB to the Ft. Lee Historic Park, which has a small museum. Plan to eat lunch overlooking the Hudson. The 5-mile walk will end at the Ft. Lee bus stop. If conditions are good those who wish may continue to the unpaved Shore Path –– a steep down –- to Englewood Boat Basin and up to get a bus back. Rain or high winds cancel.
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$3
Workshop |
With Rory Haines.
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Free
City Walk |
Take a historical three-hour journey through the Lower East Side and explore some of the rich history tracing the arrival of immigrants to modern times.
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City Walk |
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
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Parade |
The 9th Annual Persian Parade is a celebration of the culture, traditions and contributions of the Persian people. The parade is a non-political, non-religious cultural event. Political figures and celebrities in support of the Persian people are expected to participate. Many from Persia's rich and diverse ethnic community will march, including Muslims, Jews, Zoroastrians, Baha'is, Kurds, Turkish and people of the Caspian Sea region. The emphasis is on the cultural influences of the Persians: one of the threads that unites this community and offers a reason to celebrate is the advent of "Nowruz", the Persian New Year.
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City Walk |
In memory of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, visit and learn about the STRAUS PARK MEMORIAL. Called "Memory", this memorial dedicated to Isidor and Ida Straus, owners Of Macy's and philanthropists who died in the sinking of the Titanic April 15th, 1912. Even though Mrs. Straus could have gone in a lifeboat, she refused to go, rather to be with her husband of many years. Other highlights: Nicholas Roerich Museum, and the former homes of Victor Herbert, the Gershwins and Humphrey Bogart.
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Gallery Talk |
Emily gives a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House.
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Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm.
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Dancing |
Author Terry Baker Mulligan will read from her recent publication Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem. Mulligan will also discuss her childhood in upper Manhattan in the 1950s-60s and how the book interweaves her coming of age story with significant historical information about Sugar Hill and Harlem. Afterwards The Harlem Swing Dance association will provide a dance lesson and social, come dressed in your Sunday finest!
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Concert |
With Ashley Winland.
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Concert |
With Max Turpin.
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Theater |
May 1949. James Forrestal, President Truman's Secretary of Defense, attempts suicide and his wife commits him to the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The architect of the Cold War thinks the Russians have not only infiltrated the U.S. government, but are hiding in the bushes outside his home. If a man makes decisions he's not proud of, even if it's for the larger good, is that man still right?
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$10 suggested donation
Concert |
With PRINCE NYATANGA, ORGAN.
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Concert |
From the Programs in Vocal Performance and Music Composition.
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Free
Concert |
Featuring Erik Saras.
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Concert |
Featuring Andrew Bolotowsky, flute, Mary Hurlbut, soprano and Elizabeth Rodgers, piano.
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Park Walk |
You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and a glorious drinking fountain for the city's equine population. These are just some of the the sites along the way on this east to west walk through the park. Tour is approximately one hour long.
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Tour |
Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that would become the Park. Tour covers the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time. Tour is approximately one hour.
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Free
Open Mike Reading |
An open poetry reading. No Sign-Up. No Time Limit. No BS.
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$3
Tour |
Museum Ambassadors provide a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House.
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Free

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Screening |
The festival showcases 25 contemporary European films from Austria, the Wallonia-Brussels and Flanders regions of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Free
Concert |
Featuring Yuka Kikuchi.
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Concert |
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor & Boody Organ Builders.
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Free
Concert |
With Yumi Ito.
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Concert |
Lamb is Organist & Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Indiana.
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Concert |
With Inesa Sinkevych, piano.
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Concert |
Program: PERLE Critical Moments 2 FRANÇAIX Wind Quintet BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 Meet Ensemble ACJW, a new generation of innovative musicians who are passionate about the music they play, and adventurous about finding new places to play it. This brilliant group plays a range of thought-provoking repertoire—from works written centuries ago to those completed days before—with the highest quality of musicianship. Ensemble ACJW members are on a two-year fellowship with Carnegie Hall and tour the world as the performing arm of the institute. More than just performers, the fellows are fully engaged within their communities as dedicated teachers and mentors in New York City public schools.
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Free
Concert |
Program: Telemann Tenor Cantata, Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt,/br> Johann Michael Bach: Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt With: Erik Gustafson, Tenor; The Bach Singers and Players; Rick Erickson, Cantor.
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Concerts, April 15, 2012, 04/15/2012, Bach Vespers
Theater |
A gospel musician's faith is tested when he meets a famous singer who believes everlasting life is a cruel hoax perpetuated by God himself. It's takes a little girl to change their lives forever. Stars: Gregory Charles Royal (Duke Ellington Orchestra; Broadway Hit Five Guys Named Moe); Ken "Skillet" Crutchfield (Broadway Hit Ain't Misbehavin); Robbie Love from Los Angeles (Howard Hewitt,Keb' Mo); John B. Ross (Mama I Want To Sing). Introducing Zari Veres Royal. Directed by Terry Ballard. The play is written by former Duke Ellington Orchestra trombonist Gregory Charles Royal who also authored the jazz play It's a Hardbop Life. The play is in the genre that Royal has championed: plays that feature actual musicians as principal actors.
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$5 suggested donation
Theater |
House painter Glen is transfixed on the only house that he never finished. When its childhood inhabitants return to sell the home we discover a deeply buried secret that binds him to the family. And why hasn’t he ever been invited inside?
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$10 suggested donation
Concert |
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Jazz |
Hear some of New York's hot young jazz artists bring the American Songbook to life.
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No cover

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Concert |
1. Richard Bonnet, guitar 2. Alex Nathanson, video art, and Dylan Neely, composer/violinist 3. An Open Session
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$5
Concert |
With Cathryn Gaylord.
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Free
Concert |
With Theo Kalaitzis and William Kaufman.
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Jazz |
Featuring Takao Heisho.
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Concert |
Featuring Nicholas Pappone.
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Performance |
A new Sunday open mic. Names are written, put in the bucket, then picked at random. Comics get 4 minutes. And the next week it happens again. It’s kinda like… a Vicious Cycle. Hosted by Molly Austin and Mike Brown.
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Theater | Musical folk tales of Costa Rica

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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