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All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of top free things to do in NYC today, May 24, 2017, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Workshop |
Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Meets each Wednesday afternoon from May 6 through October 28, 2017.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
2:30 pm

Free

Workshops, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Concert |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu meine Freude, BWV 277 (selections)Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Zum AbendsegenChoral für AarauJauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt, Op. 96, No. 2Deutsche Liturgie Ehre sei dem Vater Kyrie Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe Heilig, heilig, heiligDenn er hat seinen EngelnAus tiefer Note schrei ich zu dir, Op. 23, No. 1 Choral FugeWarum toben die HeidenMein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Choral Concert: Dieter Wagner Singers
Dancing |
Cumbia with cumbia de LaMar and instructors Osiris Barcenas + Rey Antonio SanchezDance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.An electrifying guitarist with a powerful stage presence and a busy international career, Nilko Andreas Guarin has formed this captivating band, cumbia de LaMar, as a collaboration with some of the city's best players of cumbia music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
6:00 pm

Free

Dancings, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Park Dance Party: Cumbia
Performance |
Katya Grokhovsky and Nyugen Smith are two of the five artists participating in the group exhibition Other Homes. Both interdisciplinary artists will present 15- to 20-minute immersive performances around themes explored in the show.Other Homes considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrijcic-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday, and Nygugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
6:30 pm

Free

Performances, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Other Homes: Performance Art
Screening |
Over three evenings, short films made by this year's students in the graduate certificate program in Documentary Media Studies are screened for the public. Media Studies faculty member Deanna Kamiel will conduct Q&A sessions with the filmmakers following the screenings each night. These works are the product of a year of intensive study of documentary production, history, and theory.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, 11th Annual Truth Be Told Documentary Festival
Talk |
Music Director Alan Gilbert reflects on eight years leading the Orchestra and what’s in store for him in years to come.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
7:30 pm

Free

Talks, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, New York Philharmonic Insights: A Toast to Alan Gilbert
Classical Music |
ACRONYM (A Cabinet of Rather Odd and Nutty Young Musicians) ensemble performs works by Priuli, Valentini, Bertali, Poglietti, Capricornus, Krieger, Pezel, Drese, and Rosenmueller.This program explores the cross-fertilization of musical styles between the Venetian Hofkapellmeisters to the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna, and the German and Austrian composers who spread this Italian compositional idiom throughout Europe, including returning it to Venice a half-century later."Rich-textured...emotionally charged... well-played performances." - Philadelphia Inquirer"Wonderful music... played with textual clarity and warmth." - The Strad"Gusto and vitality." - New York Classical ReviewFeaturing:Edwin Huizinga, Beth Wenstrom, Johanna Novom; violinAdriane Post, Karina Schmitz; violin and violaKyle Miller; violaLoren Ludwig; bass violKivie Cahn-Lipman; tenor viol and lironePaul Dwyer; violoncelloDoug Balliett; violoneSimon Martyn-Ellis; theorbo and guitarAvi Stein; harpsichord and organ    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
8:00 pm

pay what you...

Concerts, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Baroque string ensemble: from Venetian Hofkapellmeisters to the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna and more
Film |
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey.A young boy must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. 102 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 24
8:30 pm

Free

Films, May 24, 2017, 05/24/2017, Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings (2016): Oscar-Nominated Animation

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Concert |
The Lyra Consort continues its exploration of rare jewels of French baroque, highlighting the pardessus de viole in a brand new program of lyra viol solos, sonatas, pardessus duos and trio sonatas, by Leclair, Dubuisson, Blavet, de la Guerre, and Corelli. Performers:  Vita Wallace, violin Beverly Au, pardessus de viole Lisa Terry, basse de viole with Rosamund Morley, pardessus de viole Deborah Fox, theorbe    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 25
1:15 pm

Free

Concerts, May 25, 2017, 05/25/2017, The Lyra Consort presents 'Rare Jewels of the French Baroque pt. 2'
Discussion |
To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come discuss their careers in dance. In the 1960s, Rainer was a leader in the dance avant-garde through the rule-breaking collaborative, Judson Dance Theater. In the 1980s, DANCENOISE, Lucy Sexton’s performance art duo with Anne Iobst, rocked the New York club scene with transgressive, socially conscious acts of precisely aimed mayhem. With the help of performance clips, archival display, and mutual curiosity, Rainer and Sexton will question each other about how their separate generations transformed the New York dance scene.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 25
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, May 25, 2017, 05/25/2017, Radical Dance Artists in the 60s and the 80s
Screening |
Over three evenings, short films made by this year's students in the graduate certificate program in Documentary Media Studies are screened for the public. Media Studies faculty member Deanna Kamiel will conduct Q&A sessions with the filmmakers following the screenings each night. These works are the product of a year of intensive study of documentary production, history, and theory.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 25
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 25, 2017, 05/25/2017, 11th Annual Truth Be Told Documentary Festival
Concert |
The celebrated Iraqi oud player performs works from his recent Smithsonian Folkways album with Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American percussion master Issa Malluf.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 25
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 25, 2017, 05/25/2017, Middle East Sounds: The Rahim Alhaj Trio
Concert |
With a musician’s keen ear, a knack for storytelling, and rich vocals, New York-based chanteuse and songwriter Kate Chaston engages audiences with her unique blend of cabaret-, pop-, and blues-infused jazz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 25
9:00 pm

No cover...

Concerts, May 25, 2017, 05/25/2017, The Pedro Project: An Intimate Evening of Songs from (and Inspired by) the Films of Pedro Almodóvar.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Concert |
Florida Georgia Line (pictured) is an American country duo consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia). They have achieved major success since their inception and are one of the most successful country music acts of the 2010s.Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Country and Hip-Hop: Florida Georgia Line / Nelly
Concert |
Miley Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in her childhood, she became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. She subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus was certified triple-platinum.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Miley Cyrus, Pop Teen Idol
Tour |
The lines for these general public ship tours may be capped early to allow guests to finish their tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Fleet Week Ship Tours
Concert |
Sizhu, a type of ensemble arrangement that includes traditional Chinese string and woodwind instruments, has been the most fundamental musical style of the Chai Foundation Music Workshop. CFMW’s performances blend multi-directional components, including Taiwanese folksongs, traditional Taiwanese Opera, old Mandarin ballads, modern music, pop music, children’s musicals, oriental musical theater and orchestration with ethnic musical instruments. In this performance, CMFW will bring to the stage various interpretations of sizhu music and showcase the infinite possibilities of this centuries-old music genre. In Classic Sizhu CMFW will present a classical repertoire with fresh, novel arrangements; in Modern Sizhu CMFW will perform commissioned works from Taiwanese composers. In “Poetry and Taiwanese Opera” the group will integrate lines of classic Tang poetry into the diverse musical modes of Taiwanese operatic style.     New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Poetry, Sizhu, and Taiwanese Opera: An Ensemble from Taiwan
Concert |
Program:Zebulon M. Highben Love is the KeyGiovanni Gabrieli Jubilate DeoPaul Mealor Ubi CaritasRoss C. Bernhardt Prayer of St. PatrickFelix Mendelssohn Psalm 43 (Richte Mich Gott)Timothy C. Takach Neither Angels nor DemonsOla Gjeillo The Spheres (Kyrie), from Sunrise MassJake Runestad Let My Love Be HeardJennifer Higdon Invitation to Lovearr. Rosephanye Powell Wade in the WaterMoses Hogan Hear My PrayerFelix Mendelssohn Periti AutemJosef Rheinberger Ave MariaMaurice Duruflé Ubi Caritasarr. David Moore Down in the River to Prayarr. Kirby Shaw How Can I Keep from SingingMorley April Is In My Mistress' FaceMorley Say Dear, Will You Not Have Me?Gastaldi Amor Vittoriosoarr. Hatfield Bonny Wood Greenarr. John Ness Beck Tentin TonightStephen Chatman In Flanders FieldsKurt Knecht La Blanca Palomicaarr. Parker/Shaw Du, Du liegst mir im HerzenStephen Foster, arr. Donald Moore Hard Times, Come Again No MoreHolst/Biddlecombe Irish Blessing    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Choral Concert: Rhodes College Singers (Memphis, TN)
Festival |
Hundreds of performers converge in one of city's biggest annual art fests The free, three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology, science and affordable housing puts pressure on the arts. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
6:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free

Festivals, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Concert |
Felisa plays cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop. 
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Latin and R&B Sounds: Felisa
Play |
Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Shakespeare Outdoors: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Concert |
Navy Band Northeast will perform a concert. Part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 26
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, The U.S. Navy Band

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Concert |
Entering its 7th season on the island, Rite of Summer is a classical contemporary music festival run by NYC-based pianists Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen. ROS showcases the country’s finest artists with an emphasis on the cutting-edge.Performances will take place at 12 PM, 1 PM and 3 PM.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 27
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Rite of Summer Music Festival: Talujon Percussion
Festival |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 27
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017
Festival |
Hundreds of performers converge in one of city's biggest annual art fests The free, three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology, science and affordable housing puts pressure on the arts. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 27
12:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free

Festivals, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Play |
Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 27
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Shakespeare Outdoors: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Play |
Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.Runs May 23-28, May 30-June 3, June 6-13 and June 15-18.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 27
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power

Sunday, May 28, 2017

City Walk |
A city-within-a-city complex complete with stores, offices, entertainment and public art. Learn about the Channel Gardens, Radio City Music Hall and the Statue of Prometheus.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 28
11:00 am

$20...

City Walks, May 28, 2017, 05/28/2017, Rockefeller Center-'Island of Art Deco Elegance' Tour
Other |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 28
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Others, May 28, 2017, 05/28/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017
Concert |
With:Arté piano trio: Miki-Sophia Cloud, violinKatsura Tanikawa, piano Laura Usiskiu, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 28
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 28, 2017, 05/28/2017, Works by Shostakovich, Mozart, Higdon
Festival |
Hundreds of performers converge in one of city's biggest annual art fests The free, three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology, science and affordable housing puts pressure on the arts. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 28
6:00 pm

to 11:59 pm

Free

Festivals, May 28, 2017, 05/28/2017, 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Opera |
With:Mark Cogley, pianistMauricio Trejo, tenor (Otello)Cynthia Elvira Ramos, soprano (Desdemona)Steven Herring, baritone (Iago)Christina Lamberti, mezzo soprano (Emilia)    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 28
7:00 pm

$20 suggested donation

Concerts, May 28, 2017, 05/28/2017, Selected Scenes from Otello by Giuseppe Verdi

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tour |
A brisk 16-mile walk. Walk along the west side at a brisk pace with numerous brief stops at sites and restrooms along the way, including Battery Park and Greenway, Irish Hunger Memorial, The High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse. We will walk over the George Washington Bridge and not quit until we reach Starbucks/Seven Eleven in Fort Lee. This will be a one-way hike! There is a bus / jitney that will take us back to Manhattan to a convenient train station.Bring lunch. They will stop at along the way for snacks and be at Fairway around 2:15 for lunch. Hike should end around 5 p.m. Heavy rain may modify route.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 29
9:30 am

$3

Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, A Day to Remember: Battery Park-to-Fort Lee Walk
Festival |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 29
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017
Concert |
Program: Noah Greenberg Three Spanish Carols of the 16th centuryZander Fick Die Onse Vader (The Lord's Prayer)John Sheppard In Pace, In Idipsum Dormiam et RequiescamJohn Ness Beck GloriaJosquin Dez Prez Absalon Fili MiWilliam Byrd Agnus Dei, from Mass for Four VoicesKim André Arnesen Even When He is SilentKevin Memley O Magnum MysteriumMichael John Trotta Ad te clamamus    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 29
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Choral Concert: Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 29
7:30 pm

Free

Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Concert |
ProgramDVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"FOSTER "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!"LACALLE "Amapola"HARLINE "When You Wish Upon a Star"TÁRREGA Recuerdos de la AlhambraLOEWE "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair LadyTRADITIONAL "Oh Happy Day" (arr. Edwin Hawkins)ROBLES "El Cóndor Pasa"Performers:Zenkyu Ocarina Group (pictured) Zenkyu, Conductor Mayumi Motohashi, Piano Tokyo Tenri Gagaku Ensemble N.F. Ladies' Singers    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 30
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 30, 2017, 05/30/2017, Japan-USA Goodwill Concert

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Staged Reading |
This play is about the real-life trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for espionage and providing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The play is written by John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan, based on the book by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts and directed by Elowyn Castle.There will be a talkback with Sam Roberts immediately following the performance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 31
6:30 pm

Free

Staged Readings, May 31, 2017, 05/31/2017, The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

Wed, May 31
7:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, May 31, 2017, 05/31/2017, Senator Al Franken signs copies of his book Giant of the Senate
Performance |
Ghost stories reflect uncertain times. Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work crosses the limits of the body, lives on a lonely coast in a rambling rented house. She encounters a strange, ageless man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into a spare, seductive outpost of time, love, and human perception.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 31
7:30 pm

Free

Performances, May 31, 2017, 05/31/2017, Don DeLillo: The Body Artist: Experimental Theater

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Park Walk |
Approximately 10 miles. Explore the wonders of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Begin at Jackson Heights, Queens and walk to the park stopping at a deli on the way to pick up lunch for a picnic. You may bring your own lunch if you choose.  Steady, brisk pace.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 3
9:15 am

$3

Park Walks, June 03, 2017, 06/03/2017, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Walk
Workshop |
Join National Learn to Row day, for a totally free event, and learn the basics of a sport that will stay with you for a lifetime. They’ll introduce you to basic rowing techniques and get you out on the water.Bonus: explore the beautiful boathouse on tours being offered throughout the day. Those interested in participating can simply stop by for this family-friendly event for land-based and water-based rowing sessions and boathouse tours. Sessions that include on-water introductions run about 60-80 minutes. Anyone will have the opportunity to learn to row on the indoor rowing machines throughout the day.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 3
10:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

Workshops, June 03, 2017, 06/03/2017, National Learn to Row Day
Discussion |
Celebrate the joys and power of great talk. Choose from exciting topics to discuss with 6-8 other lively-minded New Yorkers. Share your thoughts, experiences, ideas, feelings, and insights.  And enjoy a TED talk (video) on How to Have a Better Conversations. Among the topics for discussion will be Becoming Happier, Your Brain on Nature, What’s So Funny?, Making NYC Better, Is Everything for Sale?  Friendship and Love, Is Truth Dead?                                 New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 3
12:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free

Discussions, June 03, 2017, 06/03/2017, Conversation Day: Let's Talk, New York
Festival |
The World Science Festival brings stargazing back this year along with UP - Umbrella Project, an amazing participatory performance piece by Pilobolus. Attendees can take a look through WSF’s high-tech telescopes for an up-close view of the moon, Jupiter, and other celestial objects. Then, grab an LED-lighted umbrella and jump into Umbrella Project.UP - Umbrella Project, a collaboration between MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory and performance arts organization Pilobolus, invites visitors to take part in a unique performance piece. Armed with controllable LED-lighted umbrellas, participants will form colorful constellations and patterns that they can see in real-time on a birds-eye perspective projection nearby. Umbrella Project demonstrates through stunning visuals and surprising interactivity that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 3
7:00 pm

to 11:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 03, 2017, 06/03/2017, World Science Festival: Stargazing and an Interactive Performance Piece

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Other |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 4
12:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Others, June 04, 2017, 06/04/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

City Walk |
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 6
2:00 pm

Free

City Walks, June 06, 2017, 06/06/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores how Google searches open an unprecedented window into human behavior, choice, and decision-making and reveals the human psyche.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 7
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, June 07, 2017, 06/07/2017, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz discusses his book Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Film |
Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk.The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. 133 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 8
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 08, 2017, 06/08/2017, Gareth Edwards' Rogue One (2016): Star Wars Saga Continues

Friday, June 9, 2017

Festival |
Every Friday on the lawn, the park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, the park will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production. Every Friday from May 12 to September 1, 2017.              Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park  ManhattanDirections to this location  CostFree  Event OrganizerBryant Park Corp.Related LinksBryant Park WebsiteCategoriesAccessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, FoodAdditional Media    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 9
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 09, 2017, 06/09/2017, Friday Picnics in the Park

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past.Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 12
1:00 pm

Free

Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Slide Lecture |
A presentation of sports photographs that show the pictures, the behind the scenes , and the process of how the sports photographs were captured.Speaker Al Bello is the Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in North America. He has photographed sports and people in sport worldwide for the last 29 years.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 12
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Sports Photography: Capturing the Moment
Opera |
Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders.Recipient of the 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, soprano Susanna Phillips frequently appears at the Metropolitan Opera, this past season starring as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin and Musetta in La Bohème, a role she will reprise next season. Since her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 as Suzy in La Rondine, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has appeared with the company in more than 50 performances, including Hermia in The Enchanted Island and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and the Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Page in Lulu, among others. Winner of the 2009 Richard Tucker Award, tenor Stephen Costello has already been seen in seven roles at the Metropolitan Opera since his 2007 debut, including Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Lord Richard Percy in Anna Bolena, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Dan Saunders has performed in recital with Jessye Norman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Tatiana Troyanos, and Thomas Allen; and with violinist Eugen Fodor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 12
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Metropolitan Opera stars perform beloved arias and duets

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Opera |
Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders.Recipient of the 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, soprano Susanna Phillips frequently appears at the Metropolitan Opera, this past season starring as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin and Musetta in La Bohème, a role she will reprise next season. Since her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 as Suzy in La Rondine, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has appeared with the company in more than 50 performances, including Hermia in The Enchanted Island and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and the Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Page in Lulu, among others. Winner of the 2009 Richard Tucker Award, tenor Stephen Costello has already been seen in seven roles at the Metropolitan Opera since his 2007 debut, including Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Lord Richard Percy in Anna Bolena, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Dan Saunders has performed in recital with Jessye Norman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Tatiana Troyanos, and Thomas Allen; and with violinist Eugen Fodor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 14
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 14, 2017, 06/14/2017, Metropolitan Opera stars perform beloved arias and duets
Concert |
Cantorial classics and new Yiddish music from contemporary Chassidic artists The third annual Jewish musical celebration returns with a soul-stirring, heart-throbbing, bridge-building mix of Jewish musical styles and genresStarring: The Klezmatics (Grammy-winning Klezmer super-band) Zusha (Chassidic/Jazz/Hipster Band) The Maccabeats (International a capella sensations) with Special Guest Cantors Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer Emcee: Nachum Segal, host of JM in the AM    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 14
7:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 14, 2017, 06/14/2017, Yiddish Soul featuring Grammy winners The Klezmatics and more

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Festival |
The park will be transformed into the country’s largest urban adventure playground for the 13th annual Adventures NYC Festival. New activities this year include zip lining, virtual surfing and Gaga (an Israeli form of dodge ball). Seize this opportunity to try rock climbing, mountain biking, obstacle courses, wheelchair basketball and more. The park will be packed with free outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 17
11:00 am

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 17, 2017, 06/17/2017, 13th Annual Adventures NYC Festival
Parade |
The Mermaid Parade features marching bands, drill teams, floats, antique cars and some 1,500 participants dressed in hand-made costume of mermaids, sea creatures, amusement rides and Neptunes. It is the largest art parade in the nation and the largest event of the year in Coney Island. According to tradition, King Neptune and Queen Mermaid will be wheeled in the parade in antique wicker Boardwalk Rolling Chairs that date back to 1923.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 17
1:00 pm

Free

Parades, June 17, 2017, 06/17/2017, 35th Annual Mermaid Parade
Concert |
Clarinetist Gary Dranch and friends perform works by Alexander Krein, Daniel Wolff, Sergei Prokofiev and Samuel Gardner.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 17
2:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 17, 2017, 06/17/2017, Explorations in Jewish Music: Jewish Thematic Influences in Classical Clarinet Literature

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Festival |
Join the annual joyous celebration of the Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican communities of our neighborhood. Enjoy klezmer, cantorial Chinese and Puerto Rican folk music; Chinese opera; folk arts including Hebrew scribal art, Chinese calligraphy and Puerto Rican lace and mask making; fun, fierce games of mah jongg; food demos; and arts and crafts. Delicious kosher egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas for sale.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 18
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 18, 2017, 06/18/2017, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
Classical Music |
Program:João Pernambuco: Sons de CarilhõesFernando Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, op. 9 J. S. Bach: Prelude in G, BWV 1007 (arr. by A. Henry) François Couperin: Les Barricades Mystérieuses Franz Schubert: Liebesbothschaft— Ständchen — Auffenthalt (arr. by Liszt-Mertz) Heitor Villa-Lobos: Five Preludes Federico Mompou: Cancion and Muñeira  A concert featuring Alexander Henry, a Brooklyn-based classical guitarist who has performed and taught across the US and in Europe and the Middle East.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 18
7:15 pm

Free

Concerts, June 18, 2017, 06/18/2017, Summer Serenade: Classical Guitar Works by Bach, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Couperin

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Concert |
Cantus has been acclaimed as the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States (Fanfare) and praised for singing with exalting finesse and expressive power (The Washington Post). Masters of repertoire spanning music of the Renaissance to the 21st century, the members of Cantus raise their voices in a performance that is part of the citywide music festival Make Music New York.     New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 21
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2017, 06/21/2017, Cantus, the Premier Men’s Vocal Ensemble in the United States

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Musical |
A new theatrical experience by En Garde Arts, Harbored is a site-specific work that weaves together stories from the last two centuries of immigration in the U.S.— a stone’s throw from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.Written and directed by Jimmy Maize with music by Heather Christian sung by the Downtown Voices choir, a cast of 50+ performers tell the stories of twentieth-century author Willa Cather and her character Antonia, Lewis and Clark pursuing their dream of the American West, and everyday citizens who came through Ellis Island. Immigration stories will be gathered each day from passersby and integrated into the script that evening, tying the past to the present and making for an entirely new theatrical experience each time. Championing an immersive process of understanding and discovery, Harbored redefines the ways in which we think about America’s past, present and future.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 22
7:00 pm

Free

Musicals, June 22, 2017, 06/22/2017, Harbored: A New Theatrical Experience with a Cast of 50+ Performers

Friday, June 23, 2017

Classical Music |
Program:J.S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542Hannah Lash (b. 1981) - Ludus (New York premiere)Claude Debussy - Andantino, from String Quartet, trans. Alexandre GuilmantMaurice Duruflé - Suite, opus 5, Prélude - Siciliènne - ToccataWith: Christopher Houlihan, organ    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 23
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 23, 2017, 06/23/2017, Organ Works by Bach, Debussy, Duruflé

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Festival |
PrideFest, which will be going into its 24th year in 2017, is the annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners.You won’t want to miss PrideFest this year. Multi-platinum selling recording artist LeAnn Rimes will headline this year’s LGBT street festival.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 25
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 25, 2017, 06/25/2017, Pridefest, Featuring Grammy-Winning Singer LeAnn Rimes
Dance Performance |
Enjoy an Argentine Tango Pride with dance lessons, performances, games, and social dance time led by Strictly Tango.     New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 25
3:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 25, 2017, 06/25/2017, Rainbow Tango
Film |
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba.In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. 110 min.     New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 25
8:40 pm

Free

Films, June 25, 2017, 06/25/2017, Byron Howard's Zootopia (2016): Oscar's Best Animated Film of the Year

Monday, June 26, 2017

Performance |
With 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel, and a Drama League Award, Gerard Alessandrini’s spoof revue has been lovingly mocking Broadway hits for over thirty years. Have some laughs, a few of Forbidden Broadway’s best lampooning songs, and a fascinating conversation with Broadway’s beloved parodist, Gerard Alessandrini.     New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 26
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, June 26, 2017, 06/26/2017, Curtain Up Spoof Revue: A Celebration of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Concert |
 This June, dozens of young pianists from all over the world will travel to NYC  to compete in the semi-final round of the 2017 International Youth Piano Competition. See the remarkably talented winners perform.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 27
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 27, 2017, 06/27/2017, 2017 International Youth Piano Competition Winners' Concert
Concert |
The Festival Chamber Orchestra with JP Jofre, bandoneon, and a nine-piece band.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 27
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 27, 2017, 06/27/2017, Mostly Argentinian: Tango and Jazz

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Performance |
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 28
1:00 pm

Free

Performances, June 28, 2017, 06/28/2017, Dance on Film: A Folk Tale
Workshop |
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own basic webpage using Neocities.org.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 28
8:30 pm

Free

Workshops, June 28, 2017, 06/28/2017, Create a Website With HTML and CSS

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Film |
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch.The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. 115 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 29
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 29, 2017, 06/29/2017, John Lee Hancock's The Founder (2016): The Story of McDonald's

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Birdwatching |
Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of the Park and tips for how to spot them. Wolf, the author of Birding at the Bridge, guides you. You may bring books to have signed after the walk.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jul 5
6:30 pm

$5 tickets required...

Birdwatchings, July 05, 2017, 07/05/2017, Birds of the Park Tour

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past.Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 6
1:00 pm

Free

Tours, July 06, 2017, 07/06/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cabaret |
A bi-monthly cabaret/open mic hosted by Jessie Bangarang Atkinson and Kiley Caughey, accompanied by the incomparable Kevin O'Leary.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jul 8
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 08, 2017, 07/08/2017, Liquid Family Dinner

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Concert |
The band also includes a Cuban percussionist, a blues guitarist, and a rock 'n' roll bassist. New York City-based Lyla Canté makes music that is sensuous, passionate and infectious.“We’re exploring the intersection of Sefardi, Flamenco and Ashkenazi music," says vocalist and band leader Alty Weinreb,  "and having a lot of fun along the way."    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jul 9
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 09, 2017, 07/09/2017, Lyla Canté: Jewish Cantor Meets Gypsy Flamenco Guitarist

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Film |
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. 95 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jul 12
8:15 pm

Free

Films, July 12, 2017, 07/12/2017, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Oscar-Nominated Black Comedy

Friday, September 1, 2017

Festival |
Every Friday on the lawn, the park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, the park will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production. Every Friday from May 12 to September 1, 2017.              Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park  ManhattanDirections to this location  CostFree  Event OrganizerBryant Park Corp.Related LinksBryant Park WebsiteCategoriesAccessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, FoodAdditional Media    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 1
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 01, 2017, 09/01/2017, Friday Picnics in the Park
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