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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City on Saturday, October 29, 2011 (10/29/2011)? Are you looking for something to do in New York on a budget?

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Sat, October 29, 2011
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All events, things to do on Saturday, October 29, 2011 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Manhattan's first and only free-admission ice skating rink. Back for it's seventh season, it is one of NYC's most treasured winter destinations. Whether you enjoy a day of family skating, share a romantic evening spinning under the stars, celebrate the holidays at a company bash, or join us for the many special events and ice activities this season, ice skating truly offers a bit of magic for everyone. Bring your own skates and you can rent a pair.
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Workshop |
Hour-long classes with a 10-minute warm up, 30 minute fitness walk, and 20 minutes of strengthening, stretching, and cool-down.
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City Walk |
Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge. Walk for about 12 hours and cross over all of the bridges that we can walk over from Manhattan Island. The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card. Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther. Heavy rain or blizzard cancels.
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$3
Workshop |
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 and strength, and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying the Park’s beautiful landscapes.
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Hike |
8 easy miles. See Westchester with its leaves aflame; reds, oranges, yellows, and even a few green leaves still left from the summer. View them with the peacefulness of the Kensico reservoir. No smoking on trip.
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$3 plus $16.50
Workshop |
Sketch and paint the Hudson River and neighboring parks with an artist/educator. Materials provided.
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Fair |
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City Walk |
6-7 miles, easy walk at moderate pace. Walk the path along the East River with scenic views of bridges, Brooklyn, and Queens. Frequent drop-off points; hike can be extended. Bring lunch and water.
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$3
Workshop |
This class will deal the various kinds of personal essays, what they are, how to write them, and what to do with them once they're written. Teacher Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York, Elle, Redbook, New York Times, and various other periodicals. He has written or ghostwritten over 20 books and his latest novel, Swann's Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel.
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Park Walk |
Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.
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Book Discussion |
Part of Larsson's hugely popular trilogy of Swedish detective novels.
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Park Walk |
Experience the Park's only formal garden with the Garden staff. See exuberant perennial and annual beds, and delight in an abundance of color and fragrance while learning about the Garden's history and design.
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Screening |
A showing of the short films Corn Is Who We Are, La Cumbia del Mole and Las de Blanco/Dressed in White. Start times are 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.
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Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.
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$6
Fair |
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Fair |
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Symposium |
A two-day public symposium. Intended for presenters, educators, students, artists, funders, and those interested in deeply rooted international engagement, the symposium is designed to open up the dialogue around cultural exchange, share lessons learned through case study examples, introduce some of the projects and artists with whom the Consortium has partnered, and promote and build deeper understanding and connections between artists, arts organizations and public communities in the United States and the African continent.
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City Walk |
El Barrio Today Arts Cluster invites you to come explore the neighborhood. Highlights include the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Julia de Burgos Boulevard, local murals and much more.
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Festival |
Enjoy a fun filled day for the entire family including hands-on workshops and dance performances by Cetiliztli Nauhcampa.
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Festival |
Program Highlights include: Worshops on paper making, pan de muerto bread, calavera poetry in English, Nahuatl, and Spanish; prehispanic dance and procession from Union Square; Norteño and Mariachi music and a special presentation on human trafficking by the organization Cause Vision and as always Amnesty International will be collaborating with the main altar to raise the issue of the women of Juarez. Mexican food and altar building materials will be for sale throughout the event.
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Tour |
Take a walk around the lands dominated by the Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the tiny 55-acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature. Tour is approximately one hour.
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Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.
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$6
Lecture |
On October 27th, 1787, the Independent Journal in New York published Federalist 1, and thus began the conversation that would define the Constitution. Historian and tour operator Jimmy Napoli will speak about the struggle behind the creation of the United States.
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Symposium |
An afternoon of talks, group discussion and meditation focusing on ways to understand the connection between the spiritual nature of freedom and the quest for security. Guest Speaker: Vanessa Tucker, Managing Editor of Countries at the Crossroads and Mideast analyst for Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world, supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights. The symposium will include a panel of three speakers who will share their thoughts and experience on the theme of freedom and spiritual security.
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Lecture |
During the Great Depression, Jewish radicals throughout the Left, and most prominently in the garment industry, sought to establish cultural activities and institutions among their own radical co-ethnics and to encourage those activities and institutions among workers of other racial-ethnic groups as well. Inspired by Yiddish socialism, Jewish intellectuals labored to recover and elevate their own Yiddish culture and envisioned a class-based revolution in which all workers would be rooted in venerated ethnic folk cultures. Speaker: Daniel Katz.
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Workshop |
An afternoon of one-on-one tutoring sessions. Computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. You may choose an hour or a half-hour session. Space is limited.
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Screening |
The annual series of outstanding feature films celebrates the work of Native Americans in the movies—directors, producers, actors, writers and cultural activists—and cinema’s capacity to tell important Native stories. Award-winning filmmaker Pedro Daniel López follows the stories of young adults who leave their rural communities to seek artistic and intellectual life in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas in his feature documentary La Pequeña Semilla en el Asfalto/The Little Seed in the Asphalt. Lopez’ short films document traditions and music in his own community of Zinacantan, Chiapas. Discussion with the filmmaker follows the screening. Films: K’in Santo Ta Sotz’leb/Day of the Dead in the Land of the Bats K'evujel ta Jteklum/Song of Our Land Batik Xa Ta Sna' K'ak'al/Let's Go to the House of Father Sun Nuestro Barro/Our Clay
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Tour |
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!
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Other |
Lots of treats, and a few tricks, will be on hand at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit’s 6th Annual Halloween tasting. Join the fun as they pair classic Halloween candy and snacks with wine and spirits. This year’s “menu” includes: · Candy corn and chardonnay · Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses paired with red wine · Chili-spiced popcorn with bubbly · Caramels and Compass Box whiskey · Pixie stix and vodka · Two custom-made scary cocktails, The Razor Apple and The Bedbug, will add a little danger to the proceedings Don’t be afraid to try all of the creative flavor combinations! Reservations are not required and all are welcome to the free event. Candy and a play area are available for ghosts, witches and superheroes under 21.
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Theater |
The Graduate Acting Program in association with the Department of Design for Stage and Film present the Class of 2013's production of Miller's 1947 play about a man dealing with the consequence of selling faulty airplane parts to the Allies during World War II.
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Regular: $65
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Talk |
The only way to begin tracing your genealogy is to begin with yourself and work out, one generation at a time. You must work from the known into the unknown. This lecture will provide the basic building blocks for those who may have recently begun or are anxious to begin tracing their family’s history. Dr. Stanton F. Biddle is a recently retired professor and library administrator from Baruch College, City University of New York. He has nearly thirty years of experience in genealogy and family history research with an emphasis on African American genealogy in New York State. He is a founding member of the New York Chapter of AAHGS, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
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Workshop |
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? Join us! We’ll provide some supplies but everyone is required to bring their own yarn.
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Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
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Concert |
A concert of 20th- and 21st-century works for cello and piano performed by cellist Nick Dinnerstein and pianist Pei-yeh Tsai.
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Tour |
Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that would become the Park. Tour covers the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time. Tour is approximately one hour.
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Park Walk |
Over streams, under arches, through the woods along a maze of pathways in a 38-acre woodland respite. Tour will be approximately one hour.
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Opera |
Book by George Furth. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
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$5
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Free
Concert |
3pm - Brian Ge, piano 5pm - Stephanie Cai, piano
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Film |
A film comedy based on the Prague Golem legend about a man-made clay "robot" that almost toppled the Prague court of Rudolph II in the late 16th century. The beloved Czech actor and writer Jan Werich, an icon of the Czech intellectual humor, stars in the double title roles of Emperor Rudolf II and his imperial baker Matthew. The two men decide to switch identities to search for Golem, and have a wonderful time indulging in their respective new lifestyles. Costume design by famed Czech animator Jiri Trnka. 144 min. In two parts, with refreshments served at the intermission. In Czech with English subtitles. Recommended for children 7 and older.
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Concert |
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 & Boody Organ Builders.
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Concert |
Winner of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Award, alumnus and composer Manuel Sosa presents a recital of his chamber music entitled Miniaturas
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Concert |
This recital marks the premiere performance of Gregory Knowles' newly-formed Aegean Chamber Percussion, an ensemble that performs percussion transcriptions of symphonic movements Aegean Chamber Percussion: Stephanie Lehman, Alden Micciulli, Jonathan Smith, with Gregory Knowles.
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Book Signing |
A powerful narrative reminiscent of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s memoir Infidel, The Girl with Three Legs reveals how at age 13, Miré’s Somali mother subjected her to a horrifyingly brutal initiation into womanhood through female genital mutilation, and follows Miré’s journey from physical and emotional pain to a life of hope and redemption.
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Theater |
The Graduate Acting Program in association with the Department of Design for Stage and Film present the Class of 2013's production of Hansberry's play about a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.
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Opera |
Book by George Furth. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
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$5
Screening |
The story of how a 13th-century Persian mystic became the bestselling poet in America. For seven hundred years, Rumi's writings have enchanted, inspired and enlightened Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus and Buddhist. Rumi's poetry celebrates the sacred in everyday existence and transcends boundaries of time and place to speak universally to all people. Director Haydn Reiss will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. The film features Coleman Barks, the pre-eminent translator of Rumi working today, along with poet/translator Robert Bly (who in 1976 encouraged Barks to begin to translate Rumi); Deepak Chopra, storyteller and mythologist Michael Meade, and religious historian and author of "The World’s Religions", Huston Smith. Oud virtuoso Hamza El Din and musician Jai Uttal offer inspiring accompaniment to this beautifully produced film. A lively and provocative exploration of the genius and timeliness of Rumi’s emergence in the west. 60 min.
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$5 suggested admission

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Concert |
R&B singer and keyboard player V.Rich is a do-it-all musical craftsman with keen ears for production and a swoon-worthy falsetto voice. A classical pianist by training, he sang backup for Amel Larrieux and worked with notables Raheem DeVaughn and Lauryn Hill before embarking on his thriving solo career. Catch him doing tracks from his recent release Before the Addiction.
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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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