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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 24, 2017, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Concert |
The West Village Quartet plays pieces by renowned tango composer Astor Piazzolla, along with classics by Haydn, Mozart and more. Listen and dance to string music beneath the swaying leaves.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Strings on Hudson: Tangos & Minuets
Workshop |
Glide along the water while kayaking with the boathouse at the floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.Additional Rules for Kayaking: - Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old. - Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance. - Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.- Weather permitting.Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm, June 3 - August 26, 2017.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Kayaking Workshop
Concert |
Los Chantas (David Hodges, bandeon; Emilio Teubal, piano; Sergio R. Reyes, violin; Pedro Giraudo, bass) is a multinational tango ensemble. Their repertoire draws from the great Argentine tango tradition from the “guardia vieja” to the present. The group has been playing in milongas, festivals, clubs, theaters, and other venues in and around New York since its inception in 2002. With original arrangements of songs by Gardel, Troilo, Salgán, Piazzolla, and others, and a playful, improvised style, Los Chantas infuse classic tangos with new life and unique flavor.Tango class with Adam and Ciko at 6 pmConcert at 6:30 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Tango music and dance: fusion of Argentine tango and new unique flavor
Dance Performance |
This Open Studio showing presents excerpts of Maria Bauman’s dying and dying and dying as it is prepared for presentation in September. This event will include a Q&A with Bauman and collaborators following the excerpted showing.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
6:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Excerpts of Maria Bauman’s dying and dying and dying
Dance Performance |
Jason Samuels Smith is New York City’s very own Emmy-winning, tap dance authority. A highly commended choreographer, performer and humanitarian, Smith has been dancing and spreading joy his whole life. He has accumulated a long list of honors and dance distinctions, including awards from Dance Magazine, American Choreography, and the highly respected Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award. He’s choreographed for television and other media outlets, such as Outkast’s Idlewild, and the shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Smith has razzle-dazzled Broadway audiences with his rapid-fire footwork in Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk, and starred in another major all-tap revue, Imagine Tap!, as well as played the leading role in Debbie Allen’s breathtaking film Soul Possessed and Dean Hargrove’s award-winning short Tap Heat. JSS continues to astound and amaze spectators all over the world with his solo performances, as well as those with his skilled company. A truly altruistic individual, Smith uses his tap talent and celebrity to actively support many charitable organizations, including Dancers Responding to Aids, Tied to Greatness, Career Transitions for Dancers, Tap Into A Cure, Groove with Me, Move the World and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Tap Dance: Jason Samuels Smith’s Chasin’ The Bird Remixed
Film |
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa. 119 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 24
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 24, 2017, 08/24/2017, Akiro Kurosawa's Dreams (1990): Surreal Japanese Film

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lecture |
Taught by renowned Shakespeare scholar Bob Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 25
11:00 am

Free

Lectures, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, Shakespeare: An In-Depth Exploration
Classical Music |
Program:Vaughan Williams Concerto GrossoHandel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 10Dvorak Serenade for StringsAaron Copland "Hoedown" from RodeoFeaturing student ensembles, conductors Rob Kapilow and Tristan Rais-Sherman, and the acclaimed Harlem Quartet.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 25
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, Summer String Fest Performance: Copland, Dvorak, Handel, Vaughan Williams
Film |
Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local guys outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends are real Berliners who promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these boys have gotten themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that needs repaying that evening.. In German with English subtitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 25
6:30 pm

Free

Films, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, Sebastian Schipper's Victoria (2015):  German drama/thriller
Play |
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. August 25-September 9, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 25
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, The Tempest: Shakespeare Outdoors Presented by the Drilling Company
Film |
Director Ingmar Bergman was a lifelong fan of Mozart’s late operatic masterpiece Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), having seen the work as a young boy. He went on to create a cinematic version of the opera, sung in his native Swedish, that blends 18th-century stagecraft with fairy-tale adventure. For the film, maestro Eric Ericson conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and a cast that included a number of young Scandinavian artists, most notably baritone Håkan Hagegård—who sang nearly 90 performances for Met audiences—as the charming bird catcher Papageno. 135 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 25
8:00 pm

Free

Films, August 25, 2017, 08/25/2017, Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute (1975): Mozart's Opera

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jazz |
Lee Konitz QuartetThe Lee Konitz Quartet is comprised of four of the most skillful jazz veterans working today. Under the leadership of Lee Konitz, the group has been thrilling audiences for quite a long time. Konitz, a premiere alto saxophonist, started out in Chicago, where he put a lot of hours into learning his craft. His early work saw him playing with Claude Thornhill Orchestra (arranged by Gil Evans), Stan Kenton’s Orchestra, pianist Lennie Tristano, and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra. He would then break out on his own, amassing a staggering list of essential jazz credentials.Terri Lyne Carrington & Social ScienceFor Terri Lyne Carrington, it’s not just about sounding sweet. Along with her band Social Science, the princess of percussion has been melding her uncannily sophisticated drumming and composing abilities with impactful, relevant statements on the pressing social issues of today. With a lush composition of jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical and R&B, all reconfigured under the sweeping swath of freeform improvisation, Carrington is not afraid to mix things up. Louis HayesBorn in Motown, Louis Sedell Hayes came up virtually ensconced in authentic Detroit music stylings. At a young age he discovered the piano, but when his father presented him with a set of drums, his true passion was ignited. Coming up in 1950’s Detroit, surrounded by jazz giants Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell and Doug Watkins (to name a few), Hayes was mentored by the legendary Papa Joe Jones. At only eighteen years old, he moved to NYC and joined the Horace Silver Quintet, skyrocketing him into the critical public eye, with his full drumming talents on display. Charenee WadeThe wonderfully outspoken Charenee Wade is a brave new voice on the modern jazz frontier, intent on using her art form to exact social change. This exquisite improvisational jazz vocalist, composer and arranger is just getting started, too. Her numerous accolades include being named the First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition and being invited to perform her original songs with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 26
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Jazz Sounds: Lee Konitz Quartet / Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science / Louis Hayes / Charenee Wade
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 26
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Dancing |
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 26
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Dancings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Quiet Clubbing
Screening |
Željko Lučić stars as the brooding title character in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked production, which updates the action to Las Vegas in 1960. Diana Damrau is his impetuous daughter Gilda alongside Piotr Beczała as the licentious Duke. Original transmission: February 16, 2013Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 26
8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Rigoletto: A Screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Production

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Jazz |
Joshua Redman“Unparalleled among horn players today,” is the way JazzTimes (and a host of other noteworthy publications and critics, in so many words) describe longtime jazz legend Joshua Redman. Often referred to as one of the top sax men of his generation, Redman has worked with some of the most treasured jazz artists of all time, counting McCoy Tyner, Brad Mehldau, The Bad Plus, and Brooklyn Rider. While he has the ability to seamlessly blend into an ensemble and flawlessly synergize with the group, he can just as easily break out into a solo that drops the jaws of jazz fans of all ages. Lou DonaldsonWhen someone mentions the greatest alto saxophonists of all time, only one name truly stands out: that of “Sweet Poppa Lou” Donaldson. With origins as the bandleader of Blue Note Records in the 1950s, Donaldson had already established himself as a new voice in jazz at only 25 years of age. As he directed many albums at this time, Sweet Poppa Lou was proud to collaborate with the biggest jazz instrumentalists of the day. With numerous recordings in the bag, Donaldson broke out with 1967’s Alligator Bogaloo, a revolution in the form, as he boisterously showcased his virtuoso status. Tia Fuller Tia Fuller is a saxophone virtuosa, a touring artist and full-time professor (at the Berklee School of Music). Having been featured on the cover Saxophone Today, Jazz Education Journal, and JazzTimes Magazine, she is a one of the world’s best jazz multi-instrumentalists. Tia was selected to be a member of the all-female band touring with Beyoncé, as part of the I AM..Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour promoting the superstar’s CD’s, where Tia has played in various venues throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.Alicia OlatujaEver since Alicia Olatuja took center stage at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration, as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, this luminous songstress has been in exceedingly high demand. It wasn’t long before she put together her very own backing jazz ensemble and released 2014’s aptly named Timeless, a testimony to her ageless voice.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 27
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2017, 08/27/2017, Jazz Sounds: Joshua Redman Quartet / Lou Donaldson / Tia Fuller / Alicia Olatuja
Jazz |
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 27
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2017, 08/27/2017, Jazz in the Park: The Alex Nguyen Quintet
Screening |
Baritone Peter Mattei stars as Figaro, the title barber of Seville, in Bartlett Sher’s uproarious production. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez complete the star-studded bel canto cast. Original transmission: March 24, 2007Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 27
7:45 pm

Free

Screenings, August 27, 2017, 08/27/2017, The Barber of Seville: A Screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Production

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Featuring:Cynthia ManickLadan OsmanIain Haley PollockTeri Cross DavisOliver Baez Bendorf
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 29
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Poets of Cave Canem

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Book Reading |
Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience, Wallace Shawn can't see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in. Having recently passed the age of 70, Shawn would like to pass on anything he's learned -- but he may not be ready yet.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn discusses his book Night Thoughts
Film |
If you have it, spend it: Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way. The Challenge follows these men through the rituals that define their lives: perilously racing blacked-out SUVs up and down sand dunes; sharing communal meals; taking their Ferraris out for a spin with their pet cheetahs riding shotgun; and much more. 65 min/.Arrive at 7PM to enjoy a pre-screening performance of classic and modern Arabic music by Simon Moushabeck and Brian Prunka from the band Sharq Attack and Samer Ali of Takht Al-Nagham.The event is rescheduled from Aug 2 which was cancelled due to rain.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm

Free

Films, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Yuri Ancarani's The Challenge (2016): Surreal World of Qatari Sheikhs

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Workshop |
Sharpen your business writing skills.  
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 31
12:30 am

Free

Workshops, August 31, 2017, 08/31/2017, Business Writers Workshop
Workshop |
In this one-hour session, you will learn to harness the power of periods, commas, and semicolons. You’ll discover what’s right, what’s wrong, and when you get to apply artistic judgment.Facilitated by: Steph Spector    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 31
12:30 pm

Free

Workshops, August 31, 2017, 08/31/2017, Grammar Workshop
Film |
Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire.A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.11o min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 31
2:00 pm

Free

Films, August 31, 2017, 08/31/2017, Ernst Lubitsch's Oscar Nominee Ninotchka (1939): Falling for the Enemy

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
Musical |
It's Shakespeare in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 1
8:00 pm

Free

Musicals, September 01, 2017, 09/01/2017, As You Like It: A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Classic

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Festival |
This festival has something for everyone, from long-time unicycle enthusiasts to first-time thrill-seekers, from extreme sports adventurers to circus fans, from avid bicyclists to families looking for the best way to spend a summer’s day in the Big Apple. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding in the Learn-to-ride area. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York’s disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove.All ages and abilities are welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 2
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 02, 2017, 09/02/2017, The 8th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival
Park Walk |
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 2
11:00 am

Free

Park Walks, September 02, 2017, 09/02/2017, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Musical |
It's Shakespeare in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 2
8:00 pm

Free

Musicals, September 02, 2017, 09/02/2017, As You Like It: A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Classic

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Festival |
This festival has something for everyone, from long-time unicycle enthusiasts to first-time thrill-seekers, from extreme sports adventurers to circus fans, from avid bicyclists to families looking for the best way to spend a summer’s day in the Big Apple. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding in the Learn-to-ride area. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York’s disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove.All ages and abilities are welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 3
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 03, 2017, 09/03/2017, The 8th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival
Musical |
It's Shakespeare in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 3
8:00 pm

Free

Musicals, September 03, 2017, 09/03/2017, As You Like It: A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Classic

Monday, September 4, 2017

Musical |
It's Shakespeare in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 4
8:00 pm

Free

Musicals, September 04, 2017, 09/04/2017, As You Like It: A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Classic

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Featuring:Tina KelleyJeanne Marie BeaumontKevin CareyJoseph Legaspi
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 5
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 05, 2017, 09/05/2017, The Poets of CavanKerry Press
Book Reading |
In Tales of Two Americas, major writers explore what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and the crucial importance of sharing our stories. Editor John Freeman will be in conversation with contributors Joyce Carol Oates and Lawrence Joseph.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 5
7:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, September 05, 2017, 09/05/2017, Joyce Carol Oates and others discuss the book Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
Musical |
It's Shakespeare in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Laurie Woolery and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars in this magical story of chance encounters and self-discovery.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 5
8:00 pm

Free

Musicals, September 05, 2017, 09/05/2017, As You Like It: A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Classic

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dance Performance |
Trained as a dancer, artist Alexandra Pirici fuses choreography, performance, and visual arts across her practice. In many of her artworks, she uses enactment and embodiment as strategies to reimagine historical events, re-mediate internet memes and digital images, and perform sculptural additions to public monuments.For this performance, Pirici invites a group of performers to build a moving, porous threshold at the gate that separates the eastern and western Rail Yards. For the work, Pirici creates an embodied and flexible architectural "boundary" from the performers' bodies, but one that can be negotiated and transformed.The performers' movements reference historical and aesthetic thresholds both real and imagined, with different functions, such as a barricade from the Paris Commune and the fictional borders built by war and conflict in Francisco Goya's iconic "Disasters of War" prints. As the performers' bodies and movements shift, passersby will be able to pass through, but not without having to encounter the performers in one way or another.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 6
4:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, September 06, 2017, 09/06/2017, Choreography: Alexandra Pirici's Threshold

Friday, September 8, 2017

Workshop |
Facilitated by Amy Goldstein, Puzzability and Mike Shenk, WSJ Puzzle Editor.Learn special tips for solving crosswords from puzzle experts.     New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 8
11:30 am

Free

Workshops, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Coffee & Crosswords Workshop

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Workshop |
It’s a tournament of crossword champions! Come test your solving-skills.Facilitated by Amy Goldstein, Puzzability and Mike Shenk, WSJ Puzzle Editor.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 9
11:00 am

to 4:00 pm

Free

Workshops, September 09, 2017, 09/09/2017, Crosswords Tournament

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Featuring:Rachel B. GlaserEmily SkillingsGeofrey Hilsabeck
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 12
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 12, 2017, 09/12/2017, The Poets of Song Cave Press

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Park Walk |
Get to know every detail of the High Line's plant life while walking through the park with one of our knowledgeable staff horticulturists. Discover how our perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees change as seasons pass, what plants are native, which are edible and medicinal, and how we take care of more than 500 varieties of plants growing in the park. This tour will highlight the ornamental grasses and wildflowers growing in the park.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 14
6:00 pm

Free

Park Walks, September 14, 2017, 09/14/2017, Garden Tour: Tall Grasses and Wildflowers
Concert |
Program: J. S. Bach Chorale from Cantata No. 147Dinu Lipatti Nocturne in F-Sharp minorDomenico Scarlatti Two Keyboard Sonatas: K 380 in E major K 135 in E majorWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in D major, K 485Franz Schubert Impromptu in G-flat major, op. 90/3Maurice Ravel Alborada del Gracioso Dinu Lipatti Sonata RomanticaGeorge Enescu Pavane from Piano Suite No. 2 in D majorFranz Liszt Two Sonnets after Petrarch: Sonetto 47 & Sonetto 104Dinu Lipatti Nocturne in A minor on a Moldavian themeFrederic Chopin Heroic Polonaise in A-flat majorMannes alum pianist Matei Varga in a concert dedicated to composer/pianist Dinu Lipatti at the Centennial Anniversary of his birth.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 14
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 14, 2017, 09/14/2017, Lecture-Recital Featuring Piano Works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert, and More

Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Reading |
Picturing Prince sees the late icon's former art director revealing stunning intimate photographs of the singer from his time working at Paisley Park. At least half of the images in the book are exclusively published here for the first time; most other images in the book are rare to the public eye.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 15
7:00 pm

Free

Book Readings, September 15, 2017, 09/15/2017, Steve Parke discusses his book Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Talk |
Nobel Laureate Sir Angus Deaton and fellow Princeton economist Anne Case’s recent work, Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century, identifies a shocking trend known as “deaths of despair.” While racial minorities in the U.S. have seen improvements in lifespan over the last two decades, more white middle-aged Americans have been dying younger, especially those with a high school education or less. Widespread addiction, suicide, alcoholic liver disease and heart disease, coupled with stagnant economic opportunities, have meant shorter lives characterized by pain and anguish.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 19
6:00 pm

Free

Talks, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, 'Deaths of Despair': Increasing Mortality Among White, Middle-Aged Less-Educated Americans
Slide Lecture |
To accompany the exhibit of pictorial maps now on display, guest curator Katharine Harmon will present a visual survey of highlights from the NYPL's illustrated map collection. Spanning 180 years, the selected maps reflect the artistry and inventiveness of their creators. Illustrator and humorous cartographer Rick Meyerowitz will join Harmon for a conversation about the uses of imagery and humor in maps, and how the language of maps can enhance illustration.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 19
6:00 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of New York City
Poetry Reading |
Featuring:Charlie BondhusTony LeuzziKathleen OssipDavid GroffMariahadessa Ekere Tallie
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 19
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, 5 poets read their work
Book Signing |
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention.Restrictions may apply.  Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 19
7:00 pm

Free

Book Signings, September 19, 2017, 09/19/2017, Rock legend Patti Smith signs copies her book Devotion

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Concert |
The national instrument of Paraguay, the harp has been integral to the country’s music since the 16th-century and Silvio Solis is one of the foremost torchbearers of this tradition. Performing on one of the instruments he built himself at his Jackson Heights apartment, Solis brings sparkling renditions of the guarania, polca, canción, and galopa traditions of his homeland. Solis will be accompanied by Argentinean guitarist Dani Cortaza and the famed Paraguayan band Grupo Americanta.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 21
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, September 21, 2017, 09/21/2017, Silvio Solis, Foremost Paraguayan Harpist

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dancing |
Swing on by for live music, dancing, food, and fun. No experience or partner necessary.Food and drink available for purchase.     New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 22
5:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Dancings, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Big City Square Dance

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Film |
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford.It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.104 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 23
2:00 pm

Free

Films, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Jordan Peele's Get Out (2017): Hidden Horrors

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Featuring:Danniel SchoonebeekJill BialoskySimone WhitePhillip B. Williams
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, 4 poets read their work

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Concert |
Reanimadores is a punk band born on a tropical island in 2008. It channels 1960s rock-n-roll and 1980s punk music. Their music is inspired by bar-canteens, lawless love, and "have a good time no matter what." With sticky guitars solos and explosive rhythms that could revive the dead, Reanimadores create parties that people enjoy to the maximum.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Reanimadores, Tropical Punk Band

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Poetry Reading |
Series editor David Lehman joins the 2017 guest editor Natasha Trethewey to launch the latest volume of the anthology. With readings by the contributors: Dan Albergotti, David Barber, Jericho Brown, Allison Cobb, Carl Dennis, David Feinstein, Vievee Francis, Jeffrey Harrison, W. J. Herbert, John Hodgen, David Brendan Hopes, John James, Rodney Jones, Meg Kearney, John Koethe, Jamaal May, Judson Mitcham, John Murillo, Joyce Carol Oates, Matthew Olzmann, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Stanley Plumly, Taije Silverman, Emily Van Kley, and Crystal Williams.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Best American Poetry 2017 Reading

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Play |
In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover – a passion that drags her down like a river – bringing together a marriage between Love and Death.The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama Directing Festival presents this play by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 30
3:00 pm

Free

Plays, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Blood Wedding: Federico García Lorca's Play About Love and Death

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Festival |
The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 1
11:30 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, October 01, 2017, 10/01/2017, Medieval Festival
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