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Thu, April 6, 2017
40 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 6, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project. Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne lead a day filled with storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Atlantic Slaveries: Native American and African Slavery in New England and the Caribbean
Screening |
Professor Vito Adriaensens presents a five-part silent cinema matinee series with live music by Belgian jazz musician Adriaan Campo and friends.In this final installment, dive into a lesser-known avant-garde with a stunning cinematic adaptation of Belgian Nobel Prize Maurice Maeterlinck’s Symbolist play The Blue Bird, in which two poor children travel to strange fairytale lands to search for the blue bird of happiness, accompanied by a motley crew of household characters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screenings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Silent Matinees: Another Avant-Garde
Talk |
Behind the current overwhelming scene of radicalism and terrorism in the Middle East lies an old struggle between two competing ideologies: the first championed by reformers, who believe in the notion of modern nation state. The second sponsored by radicals, who call themselves awakeners, and believe in the establishment of the theological state. This lecture sheds the light on the contemporary manifestation of this struggle and the way forward.With:Ambassador Ahmed FaroukConsul General of Arab Republic of Egypt in New York
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
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Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Radicalism in the Middle East: Perspectives from Egypt
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Bach at Noon
Concert |
With Saudi Arabian guitarist Diya Azzony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Middle Eastern Music Workshop
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Harlem Tour
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Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Subway Art Tour
Film |
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart.A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." 106 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Classic Film Noir
Film |
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin.A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. 88 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Michael Crichton's Westworld (1973): Marauding Robots
Master Class |
Kazuhide Isomora, violist, is a founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet. He is a graduate of the Toho Academy, where he studied with Jeanne Isnard, Kenji Kobayashi and Hideo Saito. Upon his arrival in this country, he became assistant concert master of the Nashville Symphony, but his love for chamber music and the violin led him to The Juilliard School, where, on full scholarship, he studied violin with Ivan Galamian and Paul Makanowitsky, chamber music with Robert Mann and Raphael Hillyer, and viola with Walter Trampler. He also records solo viola repertoire for MusicMasters/Musical Heritage Society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Chamber Music Master Class: Kazuhide Isomura
Open Mike |
Recite your own poetry or your favorites - perhaps something by Shakespeare?
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3:30 pm
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Open Mikes, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, An Afternoon of Poetry
Concert |
MIchal Biel, Collaborative Piano 4 p.m. Mariko Hiraga Wyrick, Cello 6 p.m. Ho Jae Lee, Collaborative Piano 6 p.m. Helene Garneau Werner, Cello 8 p.m. ABQ Seminar Concert 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons.As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.128 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Gavin O'Connor's The Accountant (2016): Money Man
Lecture |
António Ole is a well-known painter and artist from Angola who has worked on installations and abstract paintings depicting walls of the city of Luanda, in artistic projects such as Township Walls and In the skin of the city. Ole’s interest in the surfaces of the city started during late colonial times, when the city was going through a process of unprecedented urbanization. His photographs of shacks’ façades may be interpreted, today, as countering the official narrative of the Colonial State in trying to portray urban development in Luanda as an index of its civilizing mission in Africa. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss Ole’s work to shed light on two questions. How Ole’s artistic working process may offer methodological insights on theoretical practices for understanding the urban in contemporary Luanda. How thinking with/through art might help us take more seriously the materiality and the everydayness of the urban in contemporary Africa. The dialectical relationship between informal settlements and the urban centre will provide entry points to understand how colonial and postcolonial urbanisms have dealt with the question of homeliness.Speaker António Tomás did his doctoral studies in Anthropology at Columbia University, in the city of New York. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town (South Africa).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Lectures, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, In the Skin of the City: Reconceptualizing Urban Luanda Through the Work of Angolan Painter Antonio Ole
Concert |
Qian Tang, piano
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Student Piano Recital
Opening Reception |
Phyllis Rosser invokes the wildness of nature in her latest solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Tree limbs stripped bare of their bark, which she gathers from the banks of the Connecticut River in Vermont, are woven into large abstract constructions. The assembled limbs are left in their natural state, which suggests their earlier life rushing through water and heightens the sensuality of the bare wood surface. Some sculptures are painted vibrant colors to make the lyrical patterns of their construction more explicit. Rosser uses phrases from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass for her titles to express exuberance and passion for the natural world. Marilyn Banner 's work with water and the water's edge began in 2011. She was moved to capture the tones and mysterious strips of color that moved from the sand at her feet across the water to the other shore and to the horizon. She finds ways to be at the water's edge for a time each year. Her experience there is so profound that she takes in many layers of inspiration and nourishment from the air, the sound of the wind and the waves, the feel of sand underfoot, and the bits of "stuff" glimpsed as she walks along the edge.
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6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, 2 Art Shows: Phyllis Rosser / Marilyn Banner
Book Reading |
Helaina Hovitz is an editor, journalist, author of this memoir and co-founder of media startup Headlines for the Hopeful. She has written for The New York Times, New York Observer, Glamour, Salon, VICE, Forbes, Newsday and many others.
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Helaina Hovitz reads from her book After 9/11
Discussion |
A conversation between New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly and acclaimed cartoonists and graphic novelists Charles Burns and Blutch, about the similarities and differences between French and American graphic novels. The event will be free and open to the public.Charles Burns is a cartoonist and creator of the award-winning graphic novel Black Hole, as well as a series of books collecting short stories published in magazines.Blutch is a renowned French cartoonist, who won the Grand Prix of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angouleme in 2009. His series, Peplum, was recently published in English by New York Review Comics, and Europe Comics is releasing in English and digital format some of his other books.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, French and American Graphic Novels
Discussion |
From Muhammad Ali to the Williams sisters, the symbolic politics of black athletes have galvanized the black revolt for social justice. Johnny Smith examines the complicated blood brotherhood between Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Malcolm X, while Jennifer Lansbury explores the criminally neglected history of black women champions inlcuding Alice Coachman, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Black Athletes and the Freedom Struggle
Concert |
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Wanting Cheng, piano 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Nu Art Ensemble Jazz Vocal Duos 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Brandon Davis, jazz double bass 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Noe Tavelli, jazz drumset 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Michelle Capano, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen.The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Mike Nichols' Oscar-Nominated Closer (2004): Couples' Secrets
Gallery Talk |
In conjunction with his exhibition Zane York: Nature Morte, Zane York will discuss his work .With a hint of dark humor, York transforms traditional floral still lifes and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience and vulnerability of all living things.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Artist Talk: Zane York
Book Discussion |
Discuss Louise Erdrich's novel.
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Book Discussion: The Round House
Talk |
Preet Bharara oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York. Under his leadership, the office has experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. Known for being at the forefront of prosecuting financial misconduct including securities fraud and insider trading, this record of rooting out fraud earned Bharara the nickname “Sheriff of Wall Street” according to ABC News. In addition to helping secure convictions of numerous insider trading defendants, his office has brought a number of significant civil actions alleging financial and healthcare fraud and collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, including from Deutsche Bank, CitiMortgage and Bank of America for fraud relating to faulty lending practices. His office has also held to account several of the world’s largest corporations for their misconduct, including JP Morgan Chase for its relationship with Madoff Securities. Under Bharara’s supervision, the office has brought a series of significant and systemically revelatory public corruption cases against members of New York City and State governments. Furthermore, the office has continued its traditional civil rights work by, for example, conducting a multi-year investigation into the treatment of adolescent males at Rikers Island.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara, 'the Sheriff of Wall Street'
Book Reading |
This book highlights issues in contemporary feminism, calling for a radical reexamination of the movement.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Jessa Crispin discusses her book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
Workshop |
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experience instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. This class repeats Thursday evenings in March and April.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Chinese Calligraphy Class
Talk |
The world is struggling to understand how ISIS has captured both territory and the imagination of its ardent followers. Senior fellow and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution Will McCants explores the continuing transformation of the extremist threat and the means of defeating it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, The Future of the Jihadist Threat
Book Reading |
Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. But that's not the whole story. Julie Scelfo reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made NYC the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists; others were icons and iconoclasts. Some led quiet lives, but were influential. Scelfo reinvigorates not just New York's history but its very identity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Julie Scelfo discusses her book The Women Who Made New York
Book Reading |
In conversation with Brooke Burke-Charvet and Tracy McMillan, life stylist and inspirational interior designer Moll Anderson discusses a whole new way of thinking about the link between color and mood. In Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color, Anderson helps you discover the amazing transformation that color can make in your home and your life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Moll Anderson reads from her book Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color
Discussion |
To coincide with the release of A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), they’re celebrating Paley’s life with just a small selection of her friends and former students. Hilma Wolitzer, Joan Silber, Victoria Redel and A. M. Homes will remember Paley’s life and work, and her influence on their own writing.
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Grace Paley: A Celebration of the Famed Short Story Writer
Concert |
Matthew Thomas, Hunter College
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Student Organ Recital
Book Discussion |
Celebrate the publication of Ernesto, a novel by Umberto Saba, in a new English translation. The event will feature a discussion of the book by Peter Cameron, Benjamin Taylor, Jaime Manrique, and Stefano Albertini.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Book Discussion Group: Ernesto
7:00 pm
Regular: $12
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Cabaret competition
Concert |
Join Ethiopia-born, San Francisco–based singer-songwriter Meklit for a danceable celebration of Ethiopian grooves and pentatonic melodies, with bumping horn lines and poetic impact. Drawing on the haunting, nostalgic Tizita music of her heritage as well as the jazz, folk music, hip-hop, and art rock of her current home, this “stunning” artist (San Francisco Chronicle) creates music from the “in-between spaces.” A cultural activist, TED Senior Fellow, and cofounder of The Nile Project, Meklit’s TED talk, The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1 million people. For this special evening at the Atrium, she marks the release of her third solo album This Was Made Here, produced by Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Dan Wilson and inspired by Dr. Mulatu Astatke, the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz. 
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Meklit performs from her CD This Was Made Here
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.Takes place Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
8:00 pm
Regular: $24
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Plays, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, A satire
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Play | Broadway performer in a moving play

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Classical Music | Symphony orchestra performs Mozart and more

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Classical Music | Choral works by Fauré, J.S. Bach and more

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Classical Music | One of the most popular choral works of all times

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