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Sat, February 25, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Saturday, February 25, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Hike |
9 miles at a moderate to brisk pace via a Tallman Mountain Loop and a northward trek on the Old Erie RR bed. Mostly level with mild hills and one steeper descent. Cheerful trails even in light snow. Culminate in an optional dinner in Nyack. Bring lunch and water. Call for hike status.
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$3 plus fare
Hike |
Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours. Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge. Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking.
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$3 plus $19
City Walk |
Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge. Walk about 12 hours and cross over all of the bridges that you can walk over from Manhattan. The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card. Moderately paced; there may be a “fast group.”
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$3 plus Metrocard
Conference |
This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, poets, and artists, to re-examine the story of the Russian avant-garde. As per Wikipedia, "The Russian avant-garde is an umbrella term used to define the large, influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia (or more accurately, the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union) approximately 1890 to 1930 - although some place its beginning as early as 1850 and its end as late as 1960. The term covers many separate, but inextricably related, art movements that occurred at the time; namely Neo-primitivism, suprematism, constructivism, and futurism. Given that many of these avant-garde artists were born or grew up in what is present day Belarus and Ukraine (including Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandra Ekster, Vladimir Tatlin, Wassily Kandinsky, David Burliuk, Alexander Archipenko), some sources also talk about Ukrainian avant-garde. The Russian avant-garde reached its creative and popular height in the period between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and 1932, at which point the ideas of the avant-garde clashed with the newly emerged state-sponsored direction of Socialist Realism." The panels, talks, and screenings will treat seminal and lesser-known works from a wide range of media, including literature, the visual arts, architecture, dance, film, and theater. Key issues to be explored will be the formation of the historical avant-garde; its appropriation by both official and dissident culture; avant-garde theory; and the Russian avant-garde’s dissemination abroad. By examining the seemingly paradoxical "traditions" of the avant-garde, we hope to raise broader questions about art practice and the cultural heritage of the twentieth century.
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Free
Workshop |
Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone and strength, and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying the Park’s beautiful landscapes.
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Concert |
11am - Daniel Yue, violin 12pm - Kathryn Noe-Grice, viola 12:30pm - Eliza Fath, cello 2pm - Hannah Soo Jin Cho, violin 3pm - Allison Giebisch, cello 5pm - Daniel Feng, piano 6pm - Inho Hwang, clarinet
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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
Film |
With Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Leslie Howard. American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. 222 min.
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Jazz |
The Dennis Luxion/Michael Raynor Quartet came together to create music that encompasses a wide range of styles based on the jazz tradition. The legacy of the legendary Chicago-based tenor saxophonist, Von Freeman, is especially influential on the ensemble's expressive style of improvisation. From introspective solo explorations to a powerful group dynamic, the group's performances encompass the breadth of human expression. Dennis Luxion, piano; Michael Raynor, drums; Jeff Pedra, bBass; Greg Ward, saxophone
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Park Walk |
You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and a glorious drinking fountain for the city's equine population. These are just some of the the sites along the way on this east to west walk through the park. Tour is approximately one hour long.
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Dance Lesson |
Learn about the great tradition of swing dancing and the diverse groups of people that developed, taught and performed in Harlem. The program will include a tour of the museum, a swing dance lesson and light refreshments will be served. Jonathon Gill, the author of the book Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America, will discuss the history and style of swing dancing.
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Performance |
A variety of favorite Shakespeare monologues, scenes, etc. will be performed, featuring the local talent of the neighborhood. Presented by Jason Kendall and Donna Stearns. Guest-Emcee is Lela Frechette. Music composed by Donna Stearns.
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Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm.
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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
Concert |
Impact Repertory Theater examines and history and journey of civil rights in America through song, dance and spoken word. Experience the extraordinary talents and unique visions of some of Harlem's most talented youth. Also, there will be an art workshop, exhibits and a screening of the documentary Rejoice and Shout.
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$5 suggested admission;
Theater |
Another of Fugard's remarkable plays that uses politics and racism to examine the human condition. With fourth-year actors.
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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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Workshop |
Teaches the fundamentals of discipline, balance, health and wellness.
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Opera |
Anne Tormela presents highlights of the most beloved opera, operetta, Broadway and popular classics. Special requests welcomed!
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Free
Film |
The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. 92 min.
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Free
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more!
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Dance Performance |
Noritoshi Hirakawa creates performances, photography and films that explore the hidden social structures and desires that often go unrecognized or are sublimated and that he perceives as essential to what it means to be human. He exposes the unspoken, private moments of human interaction that we as a society repress, thereby liberating what remains fantasy for most people. As choreographer of an action or performance, Hirakawa is himself spectator, although there is an implicit interaction between the artist and the performers. We, the audience, also become complicit in the action, the liberation, as it were, of the private moment in the public eye. Noritoshi Hirakawa was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1960 and has lived and worked in New York since the mid-nineties. He has exhibited extensively at museums and galleries internationally and his work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, among many others.
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Concert |
Presented by Manhattan Opera Association.
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Concert |
Legacy creates music about faith, love, struggle, and the pursuit of beauty in life and art. Legacy's alternative hip hop sound is influenced by various genres of music including West African percussive music, house, jazz, and break-beat. Combining unique talents and broad experiences, Legacy breaks language and cultural barriers through music. Ihsan Muhammad, vocals; Kahlil Kwame Bell, drums; Ben Meigners, bass; Yazid (Benu) Muhammad, vocals.
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Park Walk |
Walk and learn about the intricate design of the Park's web of pastoral landscapes and formal romantic vistas.
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Free
Theater |
As the ruins of Troy smolder, its women, exhausted survivors of the Greeks’ rampage, await their fate. Their lamentations and humiliations are the anguished business of this timeless masterpiece of pathos which, even today, thrusts audiences into the suffering of the innocent victims of war.
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Concert |
3pm - Stephanie Schutz, viola 4pm - Shannon Paek, cello 5pm - Chamber Music 6pm - Chamber Music
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Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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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 |
The Orfeo Duo is: Vita Wallace, violin; and Ishmael Wallace, piano & baritone. With Margaret Wolfson, storyteller; and Paula Chan Bing, flute & harp.
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Theater |
New York Classical Theatre returns 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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Book Reading |
The first novel written by Booker finalist Tom McCarthy—acclaimed author of Remainder and C— Men in Space is set in a Central Europe rapidly disintegrating after the fall of Communism. It follows an oddball cast of characters—dissolute bohemians, political refugees, a football referee, a disorientated police agent, and a stranded astronaut—as they chase a stolen painting from Sofia to Prague and onward. The icon’s melancholy orbit is reflected in the various characters’ ellipses and near misses as they career vertiginously through all kinds of space: physical, political, emotional and metaphysical. What emerges is a vision of humanity adrift in history, and a world in a state of disintegration.
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Performance |
Lucas Hazlett (Stranger, Soul Glo Project, MTV) and Katie Hartman (Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting) have got you covered. In sloppy kisses. Or something.
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$5
Performance |
An ongoing series of intricate and complicated improvisations with Nathan Phillips, Joe Schiappa and invited improvisationalists. Performed in the round and featuring a different NEVER BEFORE SEEN structure invented to challenge the performers and the audience.
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Theater |
As the ruins of Troy smolder, its women, exhausted survivors of the Greeks’ rampage, await their fate. Their lamentations and humiliations are the anguished business of this timeless masterpiece of pathos which, even today, thrusts audiences into the suffering of the innocent victims of war.
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Concert |
Program: R. STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat Major for winds, Op. 7 MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40 BARTOK Divertimento for string orchestra GERSHWIN American in Paris George Stelluto, conductor
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Theater |
An acting class within a play, Baker's Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation premiered in 2009. With fourth-year drama divisoon actors.
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Free
Dance Performance |
Original works in a variety of dance styles choreographed by first year M.F.A. students and performed by current students.
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Performance |
If Marie-Antoinette were alive today she’d want people to eat jokes not cake. Less carbs, more fun and far less chance of a beheading. Hosted by Marianne Schaberg (no relation), this night of stand-up will leave you fuller than a basket of brioche. February’s lineup inludes: JEN CURRAN, FRANCOISE GORDON, MISSY BAKER JF HARRIS and ANNIE LEDERMAN.
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Concert |
Program: R. STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat Major for winds, Op. 7 MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 40 BARTOK Divertimento for string orchestra GERSHWIN An American in Paris 13-year-old Pre-College pianist Clayton Stephenson makes his concerto debut, performing with his fellow students in the Pre-College Symphony.
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Performance |
Astronaut Theatre is: George Apfelbach, KK Apple, Caitlin Fitzgibbons, Tom Ganjamie, Jim Gordon, George Jasinski, Sean Kane, Tien Tran.
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Performance |
MUNDAYNE celebrates the simple everyday tasks in life. Experience a journey through magical worlds such as the DMV, a blood drive, and a fantastically okay 2 1/2 star restaurant. The cast of BLEAK! Du Soleil preforms a spectacle of sketches and physcial fetes featuring the Plushenko twins and Pigeon Posse.
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Performance |
Day Camp Kids, a newly formed indie improv team, host TUG OF WAR! Two indie improv teams will face off and compete with each other to be named the TUG OF WAR champion. Who will win and earn respect and honor from all, and who will end up in the mud in shame?! It’s up to audience votes to name the winner!
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