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Sat, May 5, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 5, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Hike |
14 miles, moderate pace, about 9+ hours. Enjoy a woods walk in the Blue Mountain Reservation. Lunch ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$3 plus train fare ($16.50)
Conference |
The WIA Conference focuses on the substantial contributions of women to the field of Archaeology. This ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Workshop |
Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
The Parents’ Association of Kaufman Center’s Special Music School will host the 12th annual concert ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposium |
10:30am-12:00pm The Siren Song of Revolution: Spinoza on the Art of Political Change Michael Rosenthal ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
A tandem bike day to promote fitness. The two-seater bikes will be provided and participants will be ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Concert |
11am - Matthew Kimura, violin 5pm - Chamber Music 6pm - Gabrielle Lowell, voice ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

free
Fairs, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Street Fair

free
Fairs, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Street Fair
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 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Cathedral Tour

free
Fairs, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Street Fair
Concert |
You’re sitting outside on a cobblestone street, a glass of wine perched on your café table. Salvador ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walk |
Experience the Park's only formal garden with the Garden staff. See exuberant perennial and annual beds, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Garden Tour
Concert |
Grammy-nominated DEORO, Cellist Dave Eggar and Percussionist Chuck Palmer, join forces with Award-Winning ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
Representing all media and genres—from painting and sculpture to installation, photography, video, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Other |
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Festival |
Bike New York is bringing the largest free bike expo in the United States to New York City. This expo ... 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 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, “The Castle and its Kingdom” Tour
Park Walk |
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, West Side Stories Tour
Reading |
Following two years of sold-out events, the “Best European Fiction” program hosted by Aleksandar ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
City Walk |
Highlights : New York Society Library, American Irish Historical Society, The Met, the private home of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$15; $5 for CfT members (see below)
Concert |
The Prep Division's young musicians perform a wide variety of repertoire. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Student Spring Chamber Bash
Other |
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Film |
With Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton. A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Tim Burton's Oscar-Winning Beetlejuice (1988): Spooked by the Living
Film |
With Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth. Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone ... 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 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Cathedral Tour
Symposium |
At this annual symposium, papers will address the special relationship between fashion and music. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opera |
New York Opera Forum performs the complete operas Der Schauspieldirecktor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
2pm - Nicole Rowe, voice 3pm - Hyoju Lee, harp 4pm - David Sean McNeeley, voice 5pm ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Jazz |
Jazz student Dillon Baiocchi (saxophone) leads a band in the performance of his senior recital. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Student Jazz Saxophone Recital

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00

Regular: $35
Member: $0.00
Discussion |
Hear a panel of international authors discuss the worldwide state of children's literature and publishing. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Join a meditation movement empowering New Yorkers to do more of the things they love by recharging through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Union Square: Crossroads of New York

Regular: $90
Member: $0.00
Concert |
Featuring vocalists Connie Green, Ellen Lang and Irwin Reese. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, “Seneca Village” Tour
Reading |
Unified by the motto “We have a dream that one day, all work with be valued equally,” Domestic Workers ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Teaches the fundamentals of disipline, balance, Health and Wellness. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Opening Reception |
Since 1999, Hunter Reynolds has performed 14 “mummifications” throughout Europe and the United States. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Filmed in Nzali, an enclave situated in the heart of Tanzania where the Wagogo live, this film captures ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Concert |
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Jazz |
Jazz student Jeannelle Ramirez (voice) leads a band in the performance of her senior recital. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Student Jazz Voice Recital
Screening |
Filmed in the Ponte, Africa's tallest residential apartment building, which is home to more than 4,000 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Discussion |
A uniquely qualified panel of authors and activists assembled in honor of the Year of Janusz Korczak, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Program: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Rhosymedre JS BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
Written and directed by artist Keren Cytter, Show Real Drama tells the story of its own two actors, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Ballengée’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, consists of three bodies of work with different ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
The first New York solo exhibition by Japanese-born and Boston-based Artist Kenji Nakayama. Simply entitled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Vaclav Havel was a key figure in the great changes that took place in central and Eastern Europe in the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Reading |
This series presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts, generally followed by a moderated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
The Prodigal Son retraces the lost history of the Orderson family. The filmmaker's great grandfather, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Concert |
The young musicians perform a wide variety of repertoire. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Piano Students of Irina Edelman
Concert |
Featuring Yoobin Chung. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Featuring Slavina Zhelezova. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Piano Recital
Jazz |
Featuring Basak Yavuz. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Jazz Voice Recital
Poetry Reading |
With Toi Derricotte, Sandra Gilbert, Philip Levine, Gerald Stern, Abigail Stone, Bianca Stone, and Michael ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performance |
The Arts Program at Eugene Lang College is proud to present the annual Spring Dance Production. Featuring ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concert |
Featuring Gabriel Escudero. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Piano Recital
Concert |
Two timeless musical traditions will come together in Kammerraku, a program of new chamber music compositions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theater |
The Judith of Shimoda draws on historical events that occurred after Commodore Perry compelled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concert |
From the Program in String Performance. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
A retrospective of the works of filmmaker Carl Ford, with a post-screening Q&A by the director and special ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella chorus of sixteen or so intrepid accomplices, wows you with an oddball ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Donations asked
Concert |
From the Program in Percussion Performance. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Concert |
Local songwriter Dan Costello hosts and performs, joined by three guest artists. This month’s guest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 suggested donation; no food or drink minimum; reservations requested
Concert |
The Tap Music is proud to announce its 4th Showcase. 5 bands will be performing, ranging from styles ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover

Regular: $30
Member: $0.00

Regular: $35
Member: $0.00

Regular: $32.5
Member: $0.00
Concert |
Program: Samuel Barber's Medea Seth Bedford's Concertino for Clarinet and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation
Concert |
With Jin Lee Youn. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

Regular: $90
Member: $0.00
Concert |
Featuring Oliver Barrett. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Jazz |
Featuring Kavita Shah. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Jazz Voice Recital
Concert |
Featuring Hye Jung Kang. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Piano Recital
Concert |
Featuring Ju Hyeon Han. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, College Voice Recital
Performance |
Drawing from his ongoing series of podcasts, Sam Dingman presents an evening of true tales from his days ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, May 05, 2012, 05/05/2012, Comedy: The Taxi Tapes
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Dance Performance | Rising dancers and choreographers

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Dance Performance | Rising dancers and choreographers

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Theater | Falling in love or falling prey?

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

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