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Wed, February 8, 2017
44 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 8, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Park Boot Camp
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers. Up to 30 clients will be processed each session on a first come first serve basis. This program runs from February 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, AARP Free Tax Preparation Service
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Free tax aid and preparation courtesy of the AARP organization. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS.  Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Bring all your documents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, AARP Tax Aid and Preparation
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Park Walks, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Public Park Tour
Lecture |
A talk with Nazibrola Janezashvili, former Executive Director at the Unity of Judges of Georgia Association and a previous participant in the Human Rights Advocates Program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Challenges Facing the Judiciary in Georgia
Concert |
Featuring: Masayo Ishigure, koto.Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto and jiuta shamisen at the age of five in Gifu, Japan and has created an extensive multi-faceted career that continues to stretch the limits of the koto while maintaining a strong grasp of the tradition. After initial studies with Tadao and Kazue Sawai, Masayo became a special research student in 1986 at the Sawai Koto Academy of Music -The academy incorporates many influences from classical to jazz and aims to change the perception of the koto from solely as a traditional Japanese instrument to an instrument of universal expressiveness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Traditional Japanese Melodies
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
Program:Beethoven Sonata Pp.2 No.1Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op.13Featuring SOLIMAN ELCHEIKH, piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Mid-Day Music: Martinů
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Bach at Noon
Gallery Talk |
This is an an exhibit of framed sheet music that tells a story of collaborations between the neighboorhood’s black and Jewish composers, performers, and music publishers during the late-19th century into the 1930s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:45 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Gallery Tour: Harlem's Black and Jewish Music Culture (1890-1930)
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Other |
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided. Space is limited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Others, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Nature Sanctuary Open Hours
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Music for Piano by Juilliard Students
Workshop |
Learn about the similarities and differences of mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Presented by Simon Brady of the Financial Planning Association of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, ETFs and Mutual Funds
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life.The jazz trio plays each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, The Bill Wurtzel Trio: A Midweek Jazz Break
Workshop |
Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Best part of all: CHESS IS FUN!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Learn to Play Chess for Adults
Talk |
With Susan Corke, Director, Countering Antisemitism and Extremism, Human Rights First.The Internet is increasingly being used as a platform for people to openly express xenophobic and anti-Semitic views, contributing to false narratives intended to spread fear. In a democracy that ensures freedom of expression, what can concerned citizens do to counter hate speech?
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Talks, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Haters Emboldened in US and Europe: Online, on the Political Extremes, and in the Streets
Master Class |
A renowned violinist of China. Professor of the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Jury member of many prestigious competitions worldwide, including Sion Valais International Violin Competition in Switzerland (2005), International Violin Competition in Monte-Carlo, Monaco (2007), the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels (2009 and 2012), the First International Violin Competition Buenos Aries (2010), the 11th Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain (September 2011) and the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (October 2011).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Violin Master Class: Vera Tsu
Book Reading |
Dan La Botz is the author of several books on labor, social movements, and politics in Mexico, Indonesia, the United States, and Nicaragua. A Fulbright Fellow in Mexico, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati with his dissertation, “‘Slackers’: American War Resisters and Communists in Mexico, 1917-1927” (1998). He currently teaches sociology at Brooklyn College and graduate seminars in Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute of the CUNY. He was for 20 years the editor of Mexican Labor News and Analysis and is a co-editor of New Politics: A Journal of Socialist Thought. A reception with wine and cheese will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Dan La Botz reads from his book What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis
Party |
Stop by every Wednesday in January and February and make Wednesday your new favorite day.Wednesday Social is the museum’s latest event series, which features free wine, docent highlights, and different surprises each week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Partys, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Wednesday Social
Book Signing |
Mackenzie Phillips—Hollywood’s go-to person on substance abuse and a visible and outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education—brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery for the first time, and shares her experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Signings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Actress Mackenzie Phillips discusses her book Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction
Lecture |
Speaker Juan Obarrio analyzes current articulations of national and trans-national governance, new rounds of accumulation and simultaneous social inclusion and exclusion, taking Mozambique as a case study.Juan Obarrio is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Private/Public Sovereignty: Articulations of Law and Capital in an African Postcolony
Concert |
Pianists from the Collaborative Piano Department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Sonatenabend Recital
Workshop |
Some days you can bask in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with having checked off every task on your to-do list. While other days… life happens. You feel like you’re on a treadmill going nowhere and are quickly drowning in a sea of uncompleted tasks. Stephany Shalofsky, a professional organizer, will share strategies that will change your daily mantra from “WHERE IS IT?!!!” to “Done!” and make the constant state of chaos, confusion and anxiety a thing of the past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Reclaim Control and Get It Done
Book Reading |
Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book, recently translated into English, in a panel discussion with Gary Wilder and Mamadou Diouf. Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a Professor of Philosophy and French and the Chair of the Department of French at Columbia University. His areas of expertise include history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, and African philosophy and literature. Mamadou Diouf is a Professor of History and African Studies at Columbia. Gary Wilder is Associate Professor of Anthropology at CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa
Book Reading |
Kathryn Kleppinger completed her PhD in French literature and French Studies at New York University in 2011, and is assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at George Washington University. Her first book, Branding the Beur Author: Minority Writing and the Media, 1983-2013 (Liverpool University Press, 2015) studies the television and radio reception of novels written by the descendants of North African immigrants to France.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Kathryn Kleppinger discusses her book Branding the ‘Beur’ Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013
Discussion |
A panel on the intersections of race and sport will offer students a mixed-genre open discussion on how race, gender, and politics impact sporting cultures both locally and globally. Panelists include Frank Guridy, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Columbia University; Elliot Ross, Senior Editor of the Football is a Country blog, and Sophia Azeb, writer for the blog Africa is a Country. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Race and Sport in the Local and Global Arena
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture features a hilarious spoof relationship guide with a philosophical edge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Julia Edelman discusses her book Love Voltaire Us Apart: A Philosopher’s Guide to Relationships
Talk |
Doron Almog, recipient of the 2016 Israel Prize, will discuss his three decades of leadership in the IDF and ongoing service projects, which include the establishment of a rehabilitative residential village for people in southern Israel with special needs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Talks, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Doron Almog, Former Major General in the Israel Defense Forces
Book Reading |
In a fearless quest that takes him to remote parts of the country, Tenenbom encounters the real America, a place you call home but don’t yet know.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Tuvia Tenenbom discusses his book The Lies They Tell
Book Reading |
As seen through the lens of New York Times veterans Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer's culinary friendship comes the definitive guide to an American classic. Incorporating history with their own personal anecdotes, A Meatloaf in Every Oven is their homage to a distinct tradition, with 50 killer recipes sprinkled with humor and love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer discuss their book A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes - from Mom's to Mario Batali's
Book Reading |
The single most powerful diagnostic tool remains the doctor-patient conversation. However, between stereotypes, unconscious bias and the fear of lawsuits, the risk of medical error multiplies dangerously. The gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, but Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn't have to be. Better communication can lead to better health for all of us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Danielle Ofri reads from her book What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
Book Reading |
"Haider Warraich's elegant and poignant book takes us on an unforgettable journey. Warraich's quest is remarkable: He wants us to confront the act of dying. A caring and thoughtful doctor, he also writes beautifully--drawing from his own patients and from statistics, medical ethics, literature, and the sciences. He succeeds in humanizing a complex topic and gives us remarkable insights about the changing nature of 'modern death.'" - Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Haider Warraich reads from his book Modern Death: A Conversation About Death, Dying, and Options
Lecture |
A lecture by Uri S. Cohen (University of Tel Aviv).We will never know what exactly took place thirty years ago when Primo Levi fell to his death in the stairwell of his ancestral home. The moment is sealed, retaining its silent mystery, a deafening lacuna at the end of a life. Meaningless in terms of reality the nature of his death is of no real importance, while having enormous implications for interpretation. If this survivor willed his barely saved life away, matters not in Primo Levi's world, but in the world into which Levi survived. Guided by the counter\factual of suicide, this talk will gauge the implications for the interpretation of Levi's work, revealing a surprisingly rich and sustained contemplation of suicide and its complex place in the survivor's world, that is or is not therein rejected.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Lectures, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, To Be or Not: Considering Primo Levi's Death
Workshop |
With: Gary StraussThis intensive hands-on training offers an in-depth exploration of the Craniosacral method’s essence: its work with the body’s subtle energy system (especially as manifested in the chakras, meridians and the aura), and its use of the ancient language of the 5 Elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) to illuminate the body’s energetic flows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Intro Class: Elements - The Language of the Chakras
Discussion |
Get a fresh perspective on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind Vice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Vice Media: Watch and Learn
Master Class |
Frans Helmerson (born 1945) is a Swedish cellist, pedagogue, and conductor. He has performed under many conductors, including Sir Colin Davis, Maxim Shostakovich, Neemi Järvi, Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennadi Roshdestvensky, Kurt Sanderling, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Rostropowitsch, Herbert Blomstedt, Seiji Ozawa, Yuri Temirkanov und Esa-Pekka Salonen and many others. In 2002 he founded the Michelangelo String Quartet in which he regularly performs worldwide, together with Mihaela Martin, Daniel Austrich and Nobuko Imai.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Cello Master Class: Frans Helmerson
Screening |
Viceland's RISE heads to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to meet the Lakota and Dakota youth joining forces to protect their sacred water from the ‘black snake’ set to invade their ancestral homeland. Following the screening, VICE News' Emma Fidel and Kathleen Caulderwood will speak with special guests Jaskiran Dhillon, Laura Ortman and Anne Spice.RISE travels to Indigenous communities across the Americas to meet people protecting their homelands and rising up against colonization.First come, first served. Cash bar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Screenings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Sacred Water: Standing Rock Part I: documentary on pipeline construction resistance
Concert |
Ye Jin Choi, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Student Cello Recital
Concert |
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Weiyi Xu, accompanying
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, College Recital
Screening |
A monthly curated screening of animated short films from all around the world. Feel free to bring a blanket to lounge on the indoor grass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Screenings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, ANNY: Animation Nights New York
Workshop |
Learn how to enhance photos using the number 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Workshops, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Photoshop for Beginners
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