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Wed, May 2, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Tai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Sunrise Tai Chi
Lecture |
Anna Barbara Meier and Emma R. both grew up as females in Germany, and were in their adult lives both ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Tours, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Cathedral Tour
Other |
The noodle in all its infinite varieties will be showcased at Noodlepalooza, this spring's installment ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; samples are $1-$5
Film |
With Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh. Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required a week in advance
Tours, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Lecture |
A discussion Immanuel Kant's approach to critical thinking, purposiveness, and design led by Professor ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

free
Concert |
This Organ Meditations Series features the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Bach at Noon
Conference |
The 2012 D-Crit Conference, featuring graduating students of the MFA Design Criticism Department and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Tour |
Take a walk around the lands dominated by the Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the tiny 55-acre ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, “The Castle and its Kingdom” Tour
Tour |
Tour of this magnificent Beaux-Arts landmark. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Tours, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Concert |
Crossover Symphony is conducted by Reuben Blundell. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Symphonic Works by Cage, Schubert and Mendelssohn
Concert |
Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free hour-long lunchtime concerts on ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Jazz |
A jazz concert for the midtown community. These popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Midtown Jazz
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Tours, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Cathedral Tour
Concert |
Nell Snaidas, soprano, and Daniel Swenberg, lute, will perform duo songs from 17th century Spain by Machado, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
With the blessing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lecture |
Todd Shepard discusses the "Arab Man" in French debates about violence and sex in the 1970s. Todd ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and learn what you need to know before buying or selling ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Join a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; pre-registration required
Workshop |
Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; in-person registration required
Film |
Starring Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union. A mechanic enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
One of the largest percentages of African-Americans now living in New York City can trace their ancestry ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Nylon Wound is Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi, a musical duo dedicated to promoting the classical guitar. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Nylon Wound, a Guitar Duo
Performance |
6:00 Recess 7:00 Barnstormer and Seer/sucker 8:00 Family Haircut & Whiskey Rebellion ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
WE THE PEOPLE, is an installation and interactive exhibition exploring our collective personal roles, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Singers in Robert White's Recitalist Seminar Class in Concert. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Robert White's Recitalist Seminar Concert

free
Opening Reception |
Liam Gillick (born 1964, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire) is a British conceptual artist who lives in New ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Revue composers Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and De Sylva, Brown & Henderson changed music in America and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussion |
Roundtable with Eric Fassin, Michel Feher, Julie Saada, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Jose Moya, Rodolfo ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talk |
These days LinkedIn is a MUST for an effective job search. Even if you are already on LinkedIn, you may ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
How does a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion for food and wine into an empire? Find out as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Interweaving original photographs, archival footage, and recent interviews, this film tells the story ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performance |
The evening will be hosted by the internationally acclaimed, socially aware Vanaver Caravan World Dance ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Donations suggested; RSVP requested
Gallery Talk |
With John Torreano, Professor of Art and Art Professions, and author of “Drawing by Seeing,” who ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$3 suggested admission
Book Reading |
How do we become who we are? The search for identity, always complicated, becomes even more complex when ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
If you have ever been around small children, you know that they have a very uncensored view of things. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Discussion |
Before radio, television, and Disneyland there was Coney. Guests will invoke the world’s playground ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussion |
Program: Chopin Ballade Op. 23, No. 1 Scriabin Etude, Op. 2, No. 1 and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Directed by Samir Chatterjee. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lecture |
Enjoy cutting-edge science and conversation at this popular after-hours series. Skin is ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; must be 21+; RSVP required
Film |
"An expanded, feature-length re-working of Decalogue VI: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery from Krzysztof ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Legendary newsman Dan Rather talks frankly about his career, from his rise at CBS covering the JFK assassination ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
The International Debate Education Association is affiliating with the Cogers Trust to hold a monthly ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover
Concert |
A concert by young Austrian singer/songwriter Florian Kmet, who has just released his second solo album, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Screening |
Chicken and the Egg (Play Me Allegro) by Alon Alsheich & Eran Yehezkel, Israel, 2005, 40 min. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Video |
As a one-night closing event to Harry Dodge’s solo exhibition at Wallspace, this is a screening of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, College Piano Recital
Concert |
With Patrick McGuire. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

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Concert |
Devadas has released two cds, "Ocean - Songs for Amma" and "Shine Shine On" and is currently recording ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Performance |
The Comedy Expo is a monthly show where 4 sketch comedians do 4 rounds of solo material. This month includes: Emily ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Jazz |
Directed by Steve Cardenas. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 02, 2012, 05/02/2012, Music of Thelonious Monk
Performance |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free, no food/drink minimum, free pizza
Jazz |
A great way to hear some of the most talented young lions of jazz while enjoying spectacular views of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 cover, $5 menu, $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine
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Theater | Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $65; Member: $0.00

Theater | Percussion musical

Regular: $38; Member: $0.00

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