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41 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on May 15, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Birdwatching |
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with a guided tour. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Spring Birding Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
Free
City Walks, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Broadway Dance
Workshop |
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Computer Safety and Maintenance Workshop
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Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
Free
Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Beginner Language Class: French
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Juggling in the Park
12:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Peter Georgescu reads from his book Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation
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, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Harlem Tour
Film |
Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March.Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges.  102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Mark Robson's The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954): Special Effects Oscar Winner
Workshop |
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, LinkedIn for Job Seekers
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In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
Concert |
Jae Young Kim, Piano 4 p.m. Danika Paskvan, Viola 6 p.m. Sooah Kim, Piano 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
Program:Laszlo Halmos Jubilate Deoarr. Moses Hogan Good News, the Chariot's Comin'Monteverdi, arr. Gallina Cantate DominoDaniel Gawthrop Mary SpeaksKenneth Jennings Rise Up, O Men of GodBeverly Patton Exaudi! Laudate!Eric Barnum DawnSusan LaBarr I Should Be Glad 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Choral Concert: Hebron High School Concert Choir (Carrollton, TX)
Screening |
The Theatre of the Ridiculous movement as a theatrical genre started in New York in 1965 with The Play-House of the Ridiculous. The spin-off group, The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, formed in 1967.The Theatre of the Ridiculous made a break with the dominant trends in theatre of naturalistic acting and realistic settings and brought elements of queer/camp performance to avant-garde theatre. Cross-gender casting was common, scenarios improvised, and players often recruited from non-professional sources, such as drag queens or other “street stars.” In a reference to Martin Esslin’s concept of a theatre of the absurd, in 1965, Ronald Tavel promoted the first “Ridiculous” performances with the one-line manifesto: “We have passed beyond the absurd: our position is absolutely preposterous.”With original Theatre of the Ridiculous company members Everett Quinton, Beth Dodye Bass,  Julia Campanelli, Geraldine Dulex, Eureka, Jim Freeman, Chris Johnson, Lenys Sama, Kevin Scullin, and Jenne Vath.Afternoon Screening:5:00pm Scenes from the Ridiculousedited clips from Ridiculous Theatrical Company60 minEvening Program:6:30pm Excerpted play readings Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide by Charles Ludlam Turds in Hell by Charles Ludlam and Bill Vehr Grand Tarot by Charles Ludlam
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Screenings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, 50 Years of the Theatre of the Ridiculous: Screening and Readings
Talk |
Presenter: Date Tipiani, Health Educator, Department of General Medicine.. The talk will be in English and Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Talks, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Are You a Caregiver? An Educational Health Lecture on Caregiver Resources
Discussion |
Gather to discuss the immigrant experience. They invite you to share your own stories as an immigrant to the U.S. or as a new New Yorker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Community Conversations: Immigrant Experience
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park. The tour is every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, High Line Tour
Concert |
Program:Philip Glass: Selections from The Hours, Naqoyqatsi, Dracula, La Belle et la Bête, and SatyagrahaFor more than 40 years, Michael Riesman has been celebrated as one of the great interpreters and performers of Philip Glass’s music, performing his works in concert and on screen. Glass himself has acknowledged Riesman as “a genius.” Joined by Doug Perkins and Lauren Radnofsky of Ensemble Signal, Riesman takes to the stage for a program surveying Glass’s legendary opera and film music, which has enthralled audiences for decades. PerformersMichael Riesman, pianoDoug Perkins, percussionLauren Radnofsky, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, A Philip Glass Celebration
Workshop |
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/Word Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Blogging for Beginners Workshop
Film |
Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon.A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. 122 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon (2008): Received 5 Oscar Nominations
Film |
Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran.A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Thom Eberhardt's Night of the Comet (1984): Valley Girls vs Zombies
Book Reading |
This talk is an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Will Schwalbe discusses his book Books for Living
Book Reading |
South of Pico considers art in the wake of the Great Migration and its engagement with the promises, exigencies, and materiality of that era.  Between 1960 and 1980, the time period of this study, the art scene in Los Angeles generally, and certainly that among African American artists, became a vibrant, engaged and activist community. Works tied to traditional visual media—painting, drawing, prints, sculpture—gave way to dematerialized postminimal installation and body-centered performance.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Kellie Jones discusses her book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
Discussion |
A conversation among the Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, SPIEGEL ONLINE's New York correspondent Marc Pitzke, journalism professor Jay Rosen, which will be moderated by Christian Martin, Max Weber Chair of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Journalism in Troubled Times
Discussion |
On the occasion of François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea’s performances at Dia:Beacon, this is a conversation with the Paris-based choreographers and Dia associate curator Kelly Kivland.Chaignaud and Bengolea have been collaborating since 2004. Their work has been presented at the Festival d’Avignon, Tanz im August in Berlin, Festival Montpellier Danse, Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, Lyon Biennial, Abrons Art Center and the Kitchen in New York, Centre Pompidou and Festival d’Automne in Paris, and Impulstanz in Vienna. In 2014 they received the Young Artist Prize at the Gwangju Biennial in Korea, and in 2009 they received the Prix de la révélation chorégraphique from the Syndicat de la critique in Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, French Choreographers in Conversation
Workshop |
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time. Trivia Master Chris Vaccari is a New York-based trivia host with the answers to (almost) all of your questions. He has hosted fun-filled trivia events in the Tri-State area since 2007.
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Trivia Night
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In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. Our simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Join us and experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand.In this class, you will:Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practiceLearn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and bodyUnderstand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyond
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Journey Meditation
Book Reading |
"Three psycho bitches" discuss guilt, shame, and other hilarious topics in celebration of I Feel Bad, a new book by Orli Auslander, with Elisa Albert and Julie Holland, M.D. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Orli Auslander discusses her book I Feel Bad
Book Reading |
Ben Falcone has had some strange moments in his journey as a father of two daughters. He’s been in the kitchen making gluten-free pancakes while overhearing his daughters discussing the mysteries of God. He has felt the guilt of not having candy for the leprechaun trap made by his kindergartner, or even knowing that there was such a thing as a leprechaun trap, or that St. Patrick’s Day was a holiday that required candy, or celebrating for that matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Ben Falcone reads from his book Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours
Concert |
Somi returns with her blend of jazz and R&B. Somi has been praised for her “serious and seductive vocals” (The New York Times), and her 2014 album The Lagos Music Salon reached number one on Billboard’s jazz chart. She has performed with a wide range of artists—including Mos Def, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson—and is a dedicated activist and founder of the non-profit organization New Africa Live.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Somi, East African Singer-Songwriter
Concert |
Michael Crowley, piano
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Student Piano Recital
Concert |
Adam Frumkin, Saxophonist 7:00 pm Guy Paz, Drummer 9:00 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Student Recitals
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Barbaros Kaynak will introduce you to the world of location audio and explain how to use your audio production skills to become a successful professional. As an audio expert who spent long years in almost every aspect of the audio production industry including music, film and commercials, he will not only cover technical aspects such as gear operation and maintenance but also talk about the business side of things such as career opportunities for location audio professionals in the industries such as film, corporate multimedia and TV. 
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Workshops, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Transform Your Audio Skills to a Career: Location Audio for Film
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Dance Performance |
A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. Tonight: Argelia Arreola. AcustiKorp Project., Parijat Desai, Espiritu Theater, Molly Poerstel, Alex Romania
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Dance Works-in-Progress
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 15, 2017, 05/15/2017, Singers Space
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