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Sun, February 12, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Sunday, February 12, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Concert |
Artists on the roster include Shawn Pelton (drummer, Saturday Night Live), Mike Clark (drummer, Herbie Hancock), and Duncan Patton (Timpanist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) as well as a full Scottish Pipe Band, lead by Michael Eagle. The weekend will culminate with a Steel Drum Showcase Concert.
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Workshop |
Gotham Writers’ Workshop instructor Sara Barron will present a free introductory Humor Writing course. Through a series of lectures and short writing exercises, Ms. Barron will reveal how to view the world through a humorist’s eye and how to maximize the comedic potential in your writing. Advance registration is not required—participants need only arrive for a prompt class start with paper, pen, and an eagerness to write.
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Free
City Walk |
Approx. 5 miles. Bring water and lunch or may opt to eat lunch at a restaurant. Use bathroom before hike or at the Brooklyn Bridge station before exiting turnstile. Call to confirm if hike is on. .
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$3
City Walk |
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
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Free
Reading |
The six German-language authors of Festival Neue Literatur: Larissa Boehning, Monica Cantieni, Catalin Dorian Florescu, Inka Parei, Linda Stift and Erwin Uhrmann, give a sampling from their work, providing a taste of new writing from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Two American actors, Hillary Spector and Robert Lyons, will read English translations. Enjoy beer and traditional German fare.
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Tour |
Take a walk around the lands dominated by the Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the tiny 55-acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature. Tour is approximately one hour.
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Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm.
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Gallery Talk |
A 45-minute in-depth look at the exhibition.
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Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.
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$6

Free
Concert |
A uniquely rewarding experience for music lovers - the freshness and excitement of a solo recital by a gifted young artist at one of the world's leading conservatories.
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Free

Free
Screening |
The vibrant lives of five women with disabilities on their journey to the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant, where the concept of beauty is defined through the lens. 78 min.
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Free
Talk |
Author and journalist Gal Beckerman will be the guest speaker. Beckerman is the opinion editor at The Forward. He was a longtime editor and staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review and has also written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
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$5
Park Walk |
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.
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Tour |
Museum Ambassadors provide a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House.
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Open Mike Reading |
An open poetry reading. No Sign-Up. No Time Limit. No BS.
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$3

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Concert |
Program: Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy The Greenwich Village Orchestra, New York City's most talented community orchestra, presents an all-German romantic program (perfect for Valentine's Day!), conducted by guest conductor Pierre Vallet, fresh from an acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut.
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$15 suggested donation;

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Concert |
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor & Boody Organ Builders.
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Concert |
Larry J. Long (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. Excerpts from Messiaen’s great organ works on the 20th anniversary year of the composer’s death.
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Discussion |
A conversation and discussion with playwright, dramaturg and university Professor András Visky and actor and artistic director of Theater Y Melissa Hawkins. The conversation will focus on those elements of Visky's work that highlight the impact of power on the invidual, including his personal experiences of the deportation camps in Romania. The intense studies that the plays represent will be discussed from various angles, inculding the problems of staging and acting them, but also the philosophical and humanist puzzles they pose.
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Concert |
A uniquely rewarding experience for music lovers - the freshness and excitement of a solo recital by a gifted young artist at one of the world's leading conservatories.
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Concert |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 17 Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich Johann Hermann Schein: Choral Motet Der Herr denket an uns Artists: The Bach Choir and Bach Players (on period instruments). Soloists: Jennifer Bates, soprano; John Kawa, tenor; Joe Chappel, bass; Peter Kupfer, concertmaster; Rick Erickson, cantor.
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Concert |
The Chatham Chamber Ensemble is: Arianna Kalian, oboe; Stephen Poppel, clarinet; and Roe Goodman, bassoon. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and German music for woodwind trio: Beethoven, Bozza, Canteloube, Ludwig, Milhaud.
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Free
Staged Reading |
This series presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts, generally followed by a moderated dramaturgical discussion.
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Discussion |
Francisco Goldman, Monica Cantieni, Larissa Boehning and Erwin Uhrman in conversation with Liesl Schillinger. As in the United States, the literary scene in Europe is currently abuzz with hybridity and border crossings that explore the lives of characters who move between different cultural and ethnic worlds. There as here, questions of power and authenticity are not far behind as these authors explore the sometimes explosive conditions that arise when cultures intersect and, yes, sometimes clash.
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Theater |
New York Classical Theatre returns to the World Financial Center with Playing Molière. Using their signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere’s shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright’s roots in the Commedia dell’Arte. The characters of Playing Molière, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.
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Concert |
1. Bassentric... Jane. Grenier B. Poetry, Francois Grillot and Albey Balgochian basses and special guest Blaise Siwula 2. LIGHTNING & THUNDER improvisations about the elements Katja Cruz, voc Howard Curtis, dr/perc/marimba 3. An Open Session
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$5
Concert |
A uniquely rewarding experience for music lovers - the freshness and excitement of a solo recital by a gifted young artist at one of the world's leading conservatories.
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Free

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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