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Sat, May 12, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 12, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Forum |
This all-day forum explores civic engagement and social innovation activities at the university that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
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
Conference |
First theorized by cultural critic Mark Dery, the “pathological sublime” is a kind of fascinated ... 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
Book Discussion |
Join this small, friendly discussion for a stimulating Saturday morning. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Park Walk |
Walk and learn about the intricate design of the Park's web of pastoral landscapes and formal romantic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, The Art of the Park Tour
Concert |
Program: 11am - Yeaeun Lee, organ 12pm - Noah Kay, oboe 2pm - Meera Narula, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Pre-College Student Recitals
Concert |
11am - Nicholas Tisherman, oboe 12pm - Taylor Lockwood, voice 1pm - Albert Cao, violin 2pm ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Pre-College Student Recitals

free
Fairs, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Street Fair

free
Fairs, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Street Fair
Film |
Are you feeling stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed? Are you looking for new ways to deal with pressures ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Workshop |
Learn to Crochet and Knit. Beginners and Experienced Knitters and Crotcheteers welcomed! Please bring ... 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 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Garden Tour
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 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Cathedral Tour
Park Walk |
Over streams, under arches, through the woods along a maze of pathways in a 38-acre woodland respite. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, “Amble Through the Ramble” Tour
Parade |
The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, and live musical bands, includes stops along the piers ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Junior and Intermediate Choruses, String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Symphony perform. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Student Spring Ensembles Concert
Film |
With Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Vince Vaughn. A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Film |
With Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try ... 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 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Cathedral Tour
Book Reading |
When young Theodore Roosevelt was appointed Police Commissioner of New York City, he had the astounding ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Staged Reading |
Seniors 55+ Take Note! A staged reading/singing of the debut of the musical Ludlow & Broome - the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Have you ever wanted to document the history of your home, apartment or neighborhood? Would you like ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Workshop |
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Concert |
With Richard Lanham. Come and experience this lively concert featuring songs by Ray Charles, The Drifters, ... 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 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Union Square: Crossroads of New York
Gallery Talk |
Taking its cue from the hobby horse and the Cabaret Voltaire, Re: PLAY references the video work ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
From the artist: "Over the past year and a half I have been making images in and about Harlem with a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Concert |
The Lyons Chamber Ensemble will play works by Brahms, Mozart and Mihud and features Sayuri Lyons (pictured), ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walk |
You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, “Cross Park Promenade” Tour
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
Concert |
The Pre-College Chamber Music Marathon takes place over two weekends. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Pre-College Chamber Music Marathon Part I

free
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 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Opening Reception |
The Scholars Program is a three-year college preparation program in art and design for high school students ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
With Katie Mahan. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; contributions welcome
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Piano Works by Debussy
Performance |
Ashley Ward and Chris Grace bring you the best musical improv indie teams in New York, and then perform ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concert |
Jonathan Haas, conductor. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Pre-College Percussion Ensemble
Opening Reception |
Craig Norton began his career in art by selling decorated flowerpots in front of nightclubs while working ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
6:00 Recess 7:00 Barnstormer and Seer/sucker 8:00 Family Haircut & Whiskey ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Super Free Wednesday Comedy Shows
Performance |
Comedy is hard. But this group knows “It’s Not Rocket Surgery.” Come see The Indicators bring their ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concert |
The Prep Division's young musicians perform a wide variety of repertoire. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Piano Students of Eileen Buck
Screening |
Everybody Street Cheryl Dunn, 30 mn, 2012 During the early decades of the twentieth century, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Concert |
Featuring: The NYU Chorale, Women's Choir, and University Singers. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, In Concert: NYU Music and Performing Arts
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
Performance |
Act One is a monthly showcase of improvised one act plays performed by New York City improvisers. Hosted ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Comedy: Act One
Theater |
Third-year Drama students are featured in their annual performances of works by Shakespeare. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; limited tickets available at box office starting 4/25
Dance Performance |
Join Gina Gibney and the Company for a showing, a social, and another showing. The 8pm show will be preceded ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Pay-what-you-can admission policy; reservations requested
Dance Performances, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, Coming from Quiet, Choreography by Gina Gibney

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00

Regular: $32.5
Member: $0.00
Concert |
With Itamar Zorman. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

free
Concerts, May 12, 2012, 05/12/2012, College Bassoon Recital

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Performance |
Inspired by the films of Mike Leigh and Christopher Guest and the early improvisational experiments of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
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Theater | A play by Pope John Paul II

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Concert | Choral works on Biblical themes

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Exploration of Shakespearean themes

Regular: $22; Member: $0.00

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