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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, August 26, 2016, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Other |
The English indie-rock outfit is stitched together from the experiences the band has gathered from traveling around the world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
12:00 pm

Free

Others, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, New CD Listen: How To Be a Human by Glass Animals- Plus Free Lunch
Concert |
Featuring: Inbal Segev Bridget Kibbey with Kristen Lee and John Hadfield Patrick Zimmerli Quintet Kenari Quartet Dan Tepfer Trio and String Quartet    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Breaking Boundaries: Jazz and Classical Music
Discussion |
Choreographer Mark Morris sits down with Ara Guzelimian, dean of the Juilliard School, to talk about the creation of his masterpiece, Mozart Dances. Commissioned ten years ago, the work is being revived for the 50th anniversary Mostly Mozart Festival.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
6:15 pm

Free

Discussions, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, A Conversation with one of world-leading choreographers: Mark Morris
Film |
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn.A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.104 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
6:30 pm

Free

Films, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985): Bored Housewife's Adventure
Jazz |
Breeding Ground combines the two most successful projects of New York-bred pianist Jason Lindner: Now Vs. Now, his propulsive groove trio with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Mark Guiliana; and his big band, which started at the Greenwich Village basement club Smalls twenty years ago. Jason Lindner and Breeding Ground drummer Mark Guiliana worked with the late David Bowie on Blackstar, along with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitarist Ben Monder and bassist Tim Lefebrve. DJ Greg Caz has been spinning around New York since the early 1990s. He made a name for himself during his long stint at Black Betty (R.I.P.) in Williamsburg, where he co-hosted Brazilian Beat Sundays – a raucous DJ night of 1970s Brazilian dance music that inspired two mix CDs, Baile Funk, Vols. 1 and 2.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Play |
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 26
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents Hamlet

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Workshop |
Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at this special chess lecture and simul series. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Must be present the entire program to play in simul.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
11:00 am

to 3:00 pm

Free

Workshops, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Chess Lecture and Simul with Grandmaster John Fedorowicz
Concert |
Led by percussionist and Music Director Amy Garapic, more than 60 percussionists will come together to perform John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit, an epic outdoor piece that has helped to redefine what live musical experience can be in the 21st-century. The New York Times has called Inuksuit “the ultimate environmental piece.”The Inuksuit Band will include musicians from New York and beyond and will feature drummers Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), as well as members of many of NYCs top percussion groups and schools.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Inuksuit: A Piece by John Luther Adams Featuring More Than 60 Percussionists
Opera |
The New York Opera Forum performs a concert version of Beethoven’s Fidelio with piano accompaniment. The opera tells about Spain-set political intrigue and romance, including noblewomen disguised as errand boys to find their jailed husbands.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Beethoven’s Fidelio: political intrigue and romance
Jazz |
Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet - Randy Weston received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship for Music Composition that enabled him to compose An African Nubian Suite, a major new work for jazz orchestra. The piece is based on his lifelong research on and interest in the culture, heritage and music of Africa. Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles - You might know Cory Henry as an in-demand, multi-instrumentalist and producer who’s worked with an array of musical legends across genres, including Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, P. Diddy, Kirk Franklin, Kenny Garrett, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Shaun Kingston, Donald Lawrence, Michael McDonald, Boyz II Men, NAS, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots and as a member of the Grammy Award-winning collective Snarky Puppy. Jazzmeia Horn - Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. Hailing from the great Dallas, Texas Jazzmeia has already earned a reputation in New York as a “Rising Star.” Charles Turner III - The First Winner of the Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition in New York City, hosted by Mercedes Ellington, 27-year-old Charles Turner has taken the jazz scene by storm. Charles relocated to New York in 2011, and has performed in venues such as Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, Birdland, Ginny’s Supper Club, Smalls, Mintons in Harlem, and Gin Fiz, where he performs every Thursday with Marc Cary and the Focus Trio. Samuel Coleman - Samuel Coleman is an Alvin Ailey School trained dancer and teacher, with a focus on lindy hop (swing) dancing. Coleman teaches in Harlem and Albany, and performs with the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers and the Rhythm Stompers. Coleman was a 2011 Frankie Manning Ambassador scholarship recipient.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
2:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Film |
Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury.A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch. 98 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
2:00 pm

Free

Films, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King (2016): Dave Eggars' Novel
Classical Music Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.Every Saturday.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Play |
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
6:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents Hamlet
Workshop |
Each summer, classes in paddling skills and safety techniques are offered. These classes have been developed with beginners in mind, but are appropriate for kayakers of all skill levels. Each session includes instruction on the pier followed by practice time on the water. All participants must sign a liability waiver and know how to swim. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Paddlers under the age of 16 must share a boat with an adult.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
6:30 pm

Free

Workshops, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Kayaking Class
Dance Performance |
A night with a live jazz quartet with a special performance of dance company "Dardo Galletto Dance" followed by an after party.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 27
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Jazz music, tango dance performance, and more

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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. Takes takes place daily.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
10:00 am

Free

Tours, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Workshop |
They’ve got the equipment (kayaks, vests, helmets, paddles), you bring the body, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship (shorts/sandals, too). Your level of experience doesn’t matter. They are limited to 15 participants per game, so reserve your spot for the game at 11AM. They’ll put you in a team and give you a vest number on a first-come first-served basis. Dedicated players and volunteers, though, will end up being teachers to others. They focus on individual attention and kayak mentoring, and offer the best free kayak learning experience you can get in NYC. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before game time to be donned with vest, helmet, paddle, and kayak.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
11:00 am

Free

Workshops, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Kayak Polo
Festival |
Eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more. All ages welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
12:00 pm

Free

Festivals, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Family Performance Festival
City Walk |
Highlights: The Prison Window Memorial, The Woolworth Bldg, City Hall, Statue of Horace Greeley, The Municipal Building, the 1766 St. Paul's Chapel, the 5-in-1 outdoor sculpture.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
2:00 pm

$20...

City Walks, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, City Hall/Civic Center-'Beyond the City Gates' Tour
Concert |
One Love Gospel Ensemble is a group of singers and musicians from a variety of backgrounds and traditions, united in their love of gospel music. Just as they are a mosaic, so is their repertoire which includes modern and traditional gospel music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Performance Festival: One Love Gospel Ensemble
Jazz |
Jack DeJohnette - In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. Dave Holland - From his beginnings with Miles Davis to his celebrated ensembles of today, Grammy Award-winning bassist Dave Holland has one of the most enduring legacies in jazz. The Boston Globe praises Holland as “a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.” Jason Moran - Pianist and composer Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. For more than a decade, Moran and his trio The Bandwagon have dazzled audiences at elite venues worldwide, including the Village Vanguard in New York, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Allan Harris - Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. Donny McCaslin - Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin takes a bold leap forward with his tenth album as a leader, Casting for Gravity. McCaslin’s gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through in the ferocious grooves and electronic textures of keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana. Grace Kelly - East Coast born and bred saxophonist, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly recorded her first album at 12 years old. Now 23, she has been voted seven times to the Downbeat Critics Poll and five times the winner of ASCAP Composers Award. She headlined more than 700 shows in over 30 countries.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Jazz |
Joyce Griffen is a New York City-based jazz vocalist, writer, director and actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Jazz Performance: Joyce Griffen and Company
Jazz |
Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet featuring a special guest artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 28
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, The Alex Nguyen Quintet

Monday, August 29, 2016

Concert |
DNCE consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee. The group signed with Republic Records, who released their debut single "Cake by the Ocean" in 2015. The song had success in various territories, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their debut extended play, SWAAY (2015), received a generally positive reception upon release. Their debut album is expected to be released in late August.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, DNCE, American Pop Rock Band
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
11:00 am

Free

Park Walks, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Heart of the Park Tour
Book Reading |
The films of the Coen brothers have become a contemporary cultural phenomenon. Highly acclaimed and commercially successful, over the years their movies have attracted increasingly larger audiences and spawned a subculture of dedicated fans. Shunning fame and celebrity, Ethan and Joel Coen remain maverick filmmakers, producing and directing independent films outside the Hollywood mainstream in a unique style combining classic genres like film noir with black comedy to tell off-beat stories about America and the American Dream.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
12:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Jeffrey Adams reads from his book The Cinema of the Coen Brothers: Hard Boiled Entertainments
Opening Reception |
This exhibition features an eclectic mix of art by 14 artists and contributors who live or work in Harlem. The celebration will include a dialogue with the artists, a tribute to the dance icons by Abdel Salaam, wonderful dance performances and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
6:30 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Harlem Is...Dance: Exhibition Honoring the Legacy of Dance in Harlem
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture describes the author's journey to Eastern Europe and Israel to solve mysteries in her family’s past by delving into World War II and Holocaust history.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Susan J. Gordon discusses her book Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey
Dance Lesson |
Join this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of the professional drumming teachers. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical. Every Monday, June 6-August 29.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
6:30 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance
Staged Reading |
By Paul Dervis. Sunrise to sunset in the heart of one of oldest port towns in America.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 29
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Play Reading: Exchange Street

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Workshop |
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park! Join neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. People of all ages and conditions can learn. Every Tuesday, June through September    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
9:30 am

Free

Workshops, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Morning Tai Chi
Workshop |
John Crant explores techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
12:00 pm

Free

Workshops, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, The Paradigm Shift in Job Search: Marketing Yourself to the Decision-Maker
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.”    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
3:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Film |
A would-be music promoter (Chris O'Dowd) sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
4:00 pm

Free

Films, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Wayne Blair's The Sapphires (2013):  musical comedy-drama
Dance Lesson |
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music, stories, classes and open dance. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, brings you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling." Everyone will learn, dance and have fun.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
6:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Tango Nights
Discussion |
First, view an episode of the acclaimed new Viceland series Woman, in which executive producer and host Gloria Steinem and an all-female team of journalists investigate the troubling prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. military.Stay after the screening for a live talk-back with Steinem, host and interviewer Katherine Keating, and Vice journalists.      New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military: A Discussion Featuring Gloria Steinem
Film |
An engaging and vibrant documentary about the life and times of Vinny Vella, a charismatic and lovable character known as the mayor of Elizabeth Street in New York’s Little Italy. Vella recants wild, improbable stories of growing up on the streets of Greenwich Village. Shot on location in New York City, Hey Vinny explores the love stories between Vella and his family and the city where he grew up.67 min.With introduction by director John Huba and eponymous subject of the documentary Vinny VellaAlso showing: Mulberry (2016), with introduction by director by Paul Stone, 20 minutes - A cinematic portrait of Little Italy, Mulberry explores how a working class neighborhood of tenement buildings transformed into the third most expensive ZIP code in the United States. Part funny, part sad, the film investigates how gentrification and rent control are affecting the neighborhood’s long-term residents.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 30
7:30 pm

Free

Films, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, John Huba's Hey Vinny (2000): Documentary on Little Italy Mainstay

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Film |
Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 31
4:15 pm

Free

Films, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's The Huntsman Winter’s War (2016): dark fantasy
Concert |
Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 31
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Accordions Around the World
Concert |
Live music from Broadway’s worldwide smash, featuring stars from the show. After 20 years in the spotlight, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times).    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 31
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Chicago The Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert
Film |
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. 112 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 31
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Brazilian Cinema: Anna Muylaert's The Second Mother (2015)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Talk |
Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel) will take to the stage to discuss her new one-woman play, Sell/Buy/Date. The exuberant new show is inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry, and preserves the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater. Jones will be in conversation with Joan Morgan, an award-winning journalist and author, and a provocative cultural critic.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 12
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, September 12, 2016, 09/12/2016, Tony Award winner Sarah Jones discusses her new play Sell/Buy/Date

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Discussion |
Join Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for an engaging discussion to mark the launch of the Forced From Home exhibition. Using a combination of first-hand field experience and top-level insight, the speakers discuss some of the most pressing needs of refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in MSF's projects around the world, and explain why this is the time to focus attention on this important and pressing issue. MSF Executive Director Jason Cone explain why it is vitally important that MSF speak out now, and aid workers share stories of how displacement has affected their patients in places like South Sudan and the Middle East. Plus, the Mayor’s commissioner for immigrant affairs will bring the discussion back home: how is the impact of this crisis seen in New York City?A Q+A will follow the discussion.Panelists:Jason Cone, MSF-USA Executive Director.Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.Dr. Africa Stewart, OBGYN and Forced From Home tour guide. Dr. Stewart has completed four assignments with MSF, in South Sudan and Nigeria.Michelle Mays, nurse and project coordinator for MSF programs in Nigeria, Jordan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and India.Opening remarks by Professor Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of anthropology and co-director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 13
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, September 13, 2016, 09/13/2016, What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Talk |
New Yorkers go through hundreds of millions of plastic shopping bags, coffee cups, take-out clamshells, soda straws, and other single-use items every day – all in the name of convenience. But that short-term convenience comes with long-term costs to the environment and our health. Journalist Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, talks about how the rise of plastic helped create a culture of convenience and how to live with the disposables we can’t seem to do without.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 15
6:30 pm

Free

Talks, September 15, 2016, 09/15/2016, New York's Love Affair with Plastics
Film |
On September 15, 2016 - exactly fifty years following the film’s premiere - Chelsea Girls will be shown, as Andy Warhol originally intended, on two 16mm projectors running side by side! This is not your average movie viewing experience - you can fully immerse yourself for the 210 minute runtime, or just pop in for a few minutes to check out what's happening. Feel free to come early, or come late! They'll start the screening at 8:30 pm, and it will finish at midnight.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 15
8:30 pm

Free

Films, September 15, 2016, 09/15/2016, Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966): 50th Anniversary 16mm Screening

Friday, September 16, 2016

Play |
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 16
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, September 16, 2016, 09/16/2016, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents Hamlet

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Classical Music Concert |
The concert will highlight music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and will also be the occasion of the launch of the new CD by Vox Clamantis.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 18
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 18, 2016, 09/18/2016, Vox Clamantis, Grammy-winning vocal ensemble, performs from their CD The Deer's Cry

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cabaret |
The transgressive Dutch/German cabaret star is a diva in the perfect sense: brilliantly entertaining, wicked, full of humor, and musicality and highly original. Berlin runs in his blood and that means Sven Ratzke is a first-class entertainer who tours the world from sold-out shows at New York’s Lincoln Center or Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, to long runs in Berlin, Sydney, Edinburgh, and Vienna. He has worked with the some of the great entertainers on this planet, from punk goddess Nina Hagen to New York legend Joey Arias, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schugylla to The Tiger Lillies.In this evening-length performance, Ratzke pulls in numbers from his acclaimed homage to the music of David Bowie Starman and songs from Brecht and the great divas of the ‘60s.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 29
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Sven Ratzke and Band: From Amsterdam to Mars
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