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

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The lines for these general public ship tours may be capped early to allow guests to finish their tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Fleet Week Ship Tours
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, 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
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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Moderate-to-brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying the Park's beautiful landscapes. This event takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Health and Race Walking
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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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9:45 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, 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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9:45 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Harlem Tour
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Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Street Fair
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Street Fair
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
City Walk |
About 7 miles, 5 hours, along Riverside Drive and Fort Washington Avenue from 110th Street to 190th Street. Have a look inside Riverside Church and Grants Tomb, see Sakura Park, The Amiable Child Monument and Claremont Park then take the big staircase down to 125th Street to lunch. After lunch we'll walk around Riverbank State Park and continue north on Riverside Drive to 162nd Street and walk west to Fort Washington Avenue, stop at J. Hood Wright Park and Bennett Park, then Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters.Riverside Church and The Cloisters were both built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. At the church, we'll just take a quick walk around and see the chapels. The Cloisters is a museum of medieval art that is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is constructed out of parts of four French medieval cloisters which Rockefeller purchased and had reconstructed into the museum. Admission to The Cloisters is pay what you wish.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
$3
City Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Riverside Church to the Cloisters Walk
Workshop |
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.This event repeats every Saturday until September 30, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Butt and Gut Workshop
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Learn to use Photoshop’s powerful brush tools to create painting effects and digital art that range from the subtle to the chaotic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Brushes and Digital Painting
Other |
The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform as part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Others, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
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About 5 miles, relaxed pace, drop out spot. Honestly, there’s not much to see in Canarsie. But, if you want to a rare chance to explore this neighborhood that most have heard of but few have visited, now’s the time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Canarsie Walk
Workshop |
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park. Dance in the sun and get fit with friends. Colorful outfits are encouraged!This event repeats every Saturday until Sept. 30, 2017.  
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Shape Up NYC Zumba
Festival |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017
Festival |
Hundreds of performers converge in one of city's biggest annual art fests The free, three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology, science and affordable housing puts pressure on the arts. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
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An in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Concert |
Entering its 7th season on the island, Rite of Summer is a classical contemporary music festival run by NYC-based pianists Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen. ROS showcases the country’s finest artists with an emphasis on the cutting-edge.Performances will take place at 12 PM, 1 PM and 3 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Rite of Summer Music Festival: Talujon Percussion
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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City Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Gallery Talk |
A guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Gallery Tour: Infinity of Nations
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer.Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Other |
The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform as part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Others, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
City Walk |
About 3 miles, easy/slow pace, rest stops. No fast walkers! Take the tram back to Manhattan. Bring water. Call only morning of walk 9-10 AM to confirm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Roosevelt Island Walk
Workshop |
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Other |
The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform as part of Fleet Week festivities.
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3:30 pm
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Others, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Saturday from Sept. 10, 2016 to May 27, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, CANCELLED: Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
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Navy Band Northeast will perform a concert. Part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, The U.S. Navy Band
Musical |
The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and New York trains young adults in both London and New York to go out into the world of professional entertainment with the correct skills and attitude to succeed. They are proud to be presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee featuring seven Professional Development students performing various roles, with special guest appearances by Preparatory Programme students. The show is a one-act comedy, featuring great music and a lot of laughs. the show is directed by Laura Josepher, who has been directing, teaching, and coaching professionally in New York City for the past thirty years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Musicals, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: A Student Production
Play |
Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Shakespeare Outdoors: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
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New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.Takes place Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Play |
Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.Runs May 23-28, May 30-June 3, June 6-13 and June 15-18.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power
Comedy Club |
Come see NYC’s top comedy talent perform and work out material. They regularly feature performers who been seen on TV (MTV, Late Night, Comedy Central, etc.) and have been passed at NYC’s top comedy clubs. Not only is the show free, but at the end of the night, all remaining attendees get a free slice of pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, ComedyBnB Show
Concert |
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aimée Allen performs regularly in New York City and abroad. Standards and bossa are part of her repertoire, but now an accomplished composer, she also sings her original songs, many of which have become audience favorites.  Her original music has also been licensed for feature film and network television.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 27, 2017, 05/27/2017, Aimee Allen, Accomplished Singer and Composer
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