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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 39 free events take place on January 17 in New York City.
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Tue, January 17, 2017
39 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 17, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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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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10:00 am
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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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 place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, New York One-Day Tour
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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.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Feb. 14, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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City Walks, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
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.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Bach at Noon
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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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Zaslavsky-Koch Piano Competition 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Yi Zeng, piano
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, College Recitals
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Workshop |
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
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 place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Film |
Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson.A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Paul Wendkos' Gidget (1959): Beach Bunny
Workshop |
Much of the investment literature and information out there is focused on the first two phases of the investment process. a) Should I invest in the stock/bond markets at all, and if so how much? And b) what should I invest in?  What tends to be ignored however is the question of how do you maintain and look after your portfolio once the initial investments are made?Tending to your portfolio involves six main activities:Resistance to making behavioral mistakesDollar cost averagingAsset locationRebalancingSmart dividend reinvestmentTax loss harvestingSimon Brady discusses all six of these concepts, why they are critical,  and the kind of difference they can make to the end balance of a portfolio. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, I'm Invested. Now What?
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Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to LOVE the “NEW” Retirement! Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. We are pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act”. Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, to clarify (or re-clarify) what is most important to you at this stage of life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, The New Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your 'Third Act'
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Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and webClass is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Gallery Talk |
Artist and designer James Carpenter, creator of the installation Reflection Passage that is located on the Museum’s third floor, discusses his use of materials and light to transform public spaces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Artist Talk: James Carpenter
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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4:00 pm
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Readings, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Workshop |
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW, for this engaging and informative workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Film |
Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine.A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Films, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water (2016): Family Fights to Save Ranch
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, and headers and footers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
Book Reading |
Have you ever caught yourself checking your smartphone while you’re behind the wheel—even though you know it’s dangerous? Does your text alert chime make you interrupt a conversation with a person sitting right in front of you? “The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Nancy Colier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Readings, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Nancy Colier discusses her book The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
Workshop |
Learn how to create music using Apple's entry-level audio production program GarageBand by working with loops and software instruments. Please bring headphones to participate in this class. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, GarageBand for Beginners
Book Discussion |
Discuss the novel by Wally Lamb.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Book Discussion: I'll Take You There
Tour |
Join a 30-minute docent led tour.
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6:00 pm
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Tours, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Exhibition Tour: A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guerard
Opening Reception |
Works by Kristin Baker, Michael Berryhill, James Brooks (pictured), Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jeronimo Elespe, Philip Guston, Volker Hüller, Ed Paschke, Sarah Peters, Hedda Sterne. Go Figure, a group exhibition that explores the intersection of select historical and contemporary artists through the vernacular of figurative painting. Spanning a period of over 70 years (1944-2016), this cross-generational survey considers the timeless tradition of figuration as a through line connecting past to present.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Go Figure: A Group Exhibition
Opening Reception |
The exhibition will present a selection of iconic earlier works from the sixties and seventies to the present, and will premiere to the US two major film installations that have occupied the artist during recent years.Since his first exhibition in 1970, Coleman’s pioneering practice has redefined our understanding and expectations of time-based work and has had an immeasurable influence on subsequent generations of artists. Coleman’s critique of the photographic image through meticulously composed slide, film and video projections engages the viewers understanding of how an image accrues meaning and the viewers’ role in defining the experience of the photographic image. While Coleman assigns a subtle conceptual and temporal aspect to the experience of the image, his works are characterized by a sensual beauty and elegance that results from his embrace of the photographic image's inherent uncertainties and potential.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, James Coleman: Film Installations
Workshop |
A cover letter serves many purposes in a successful job search but none more important than giving a potential employer a true sense of how you could match with and fit into their organization. While you can send one resume to several employers, you need to create an individual cover letter specific to the exact opportunity. If this thought strikes fear in you, relax! Creating a targeted letter is far easier than you imagine.Jacqueline Ross explores: •        The three-paragraph template •        Writing a second paragraph compelling to the hiring personnel •        Who gets the letter and why •        Do’s and Don’ts. It’s a short list!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, No-Stress Cover Letters
Talk |
Speaker James Brown is New York City's economist. Join us for an informative and always entertaining overview of the current job market in NYC with an emphasis on which sectors are expected to perform well in 2017 and what areas will weaken.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talks, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, The State of Employment in New York City
Discussion |
A panel of New York City authors and experts discusses the city's evolution, highlighting the connections between landscape ecology, infrastructure investment, and real estate, that continue to shape patterns of development today.With moderator Sam Roberts and panelists Eric Sanderson, Gerard Koeppel, and Jason Barr.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Four Centuries in the Life of an Island City
Discussion |
As part of our debut series featuring conversations between scholars, artists, community activists, and staff members of our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Brent Edwards, Columbia University professor of English and Comparative Literature, Melanie Chambliss, Yale University Ph.D. candidate, and Schomburg archivist Alexsandra M. Mitchell, explore the past, present, and future of archives in the Black Atlantic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Archives from the Black Atlantic
Discussion |
New York City's multiculturalism has always been one of its strongest characteristics, and neighborhoods like the East Village and Greenwich Village are longtime havens for immigrants. Villagers Neelu Shruti and Tom O'Keefe have founded Not an Alien, an organization and podcast dedicated to telling contemporary immigrant stories, many of which center on the Village. Join them to listen to some of the voices highlighted through Not an Alien, and hear from immigrant experts and other service providers, including Tania Mattos of UnLocal, on how we can continue to make our neighborhoods safe, welcoming, and cooperative places for all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Preserving Diversity and Inclusion
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Gabrielle D'Angelo Proteo Media + Performance, Mariah Maloneymoderator: Kim Brandt
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Experiments in Dance
Book Reading |
In this dazzling debut novel about love and betrayal, a young couple moves to New York City in search of success--only to learn that the lives they dream of may come with dangerous strings attached.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Anna Pitoniak reads from her book The Futures
Discussion |
In his bestseller The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World, Professor William Egginton explores Cervantes's life and the world he lived in, examining the ways his writing fundamentally changed literature, and how it provided a unique way of viewing the world. They’ve asked Egginton, translators Edith Grossman and Natasha Wimmer, and author Álvaro Enrigue (Sudden Death) to explore Cervantes’s impact on not only fiction, but society as we know it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Cervantes: The Man Who Invented Fiction
Workshop |
This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Introduction to Meditation
Film |
From Slovakia’s celebrated director Martin Sulík, this film is the poetic tale of Jakub, a daydreamer in his early 30's and is still living with his father. The father is tired of Jakub's idleness and throws him out of the flat. He tells Jakub to sell the old garden of his grandfather and to buy his own flat. Jakub retires into the neglected garden and retreats into the worn garden house from the world and from his problems. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Martin Šulík's Garden (1995): Slovakian Comedy
Comedy Club |
According to producer Eric Vetter, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the OPEN STAGE-- the place where ANYONE can get up and do ANYTHING.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 17, 2017, 01/17/2017, Tuesday Night Comedy Show
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Play | Broadway performer in a moving play

Regular: $65; Member: $0.00

Classical Music | Symphony orchestra performs Mozart and more

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