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Fri, October 19, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Friday, October 19, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Increase physical balance, strength, and mental focus. Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with expert ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
This major new artwork has been created by the Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. The work places the 13-foot-tall ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tickets required
Others, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus: Visit the Famous Statue Up Close and 70 Feet in the Air
City Walk |
This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway* to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free plus $6.75 metrocard; tips encouraged; reservations required
City Walks, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, All-in-One Downtown Tour
Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Lower Manhattan Tour
Other |
Are you a Bridge buff? Put on your game face and show off your best plays. For Advanced beginners, and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Others, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Bridge Club
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, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Cathedral Tour

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance
Tours, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
This Organ Meditations Series features the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Bach at Noon
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, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, “Cross Park Promenade” Tour
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood
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, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Cathedral Tour
Dance Performance |
School dancers perform global, classical, and contemporary forms. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Dance: Performing Tradition & Innovation
Film |
With Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth. In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Talior, Soldier, Spy (2011): Nominated for 3 Oscars
City Walk |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
City Walks, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Greenwich Village Tour
Discussion |
A panel on the politics of race and gender in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign. Speakers include ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Election 2012: Race, Gender, Power
Poetry Reading |
Featuring fiction writers published by the award-winning Bellevue Litrary Press: Eduardo Halfon, (“The ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Poetry Readings, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Writers Eduardo Halfon, Tim Horvath and Andrew Krivak read from their work
Discussion |
Slavoj Žižek, “the world’s hippest philosopher” (The Telegraph, UK), joins fellow critical theorists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Discussions, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Conditions of Possibility with Slavoj Žižek
Performance |
Decent Proposal & Jimmy Fedora. Stage Time is a new weekly show aimed at featuring independent improv ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Comedy: Stage Time
Tour |
The area around the HighLine Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Chelsea & The High Line Sunset Tour
Opening Reception |
Works by the Russian-born artist now living in New York. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Sculpture: Leonid Lerman's Terracottas
Opening Reception |
With: Art Club 2000 / Olaf Breuning / Louise Bourgeois / Dan Graham / Carol Irving / Mathias Kessler ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Group Show: Family Portrait
Gallery Talk |
A major exhibition that explores the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan, the crowning cultural achievement ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Guided Tour of Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
Lecture |
A lecture with Frances Guerin. We have seen the films of professionals and propagandists celebrate Adolf ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany
Dance Lesson |
If you have ever wondered how people dance Tango, find a few of the answers at this FREE Introductory ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Lessons, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Intro Class: Learn the Argentine Tango
Dance Performance |
During his production residency for The Matter/2012 (premiering October 25-27) David Gordon hosts a series ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Open Rehearsals with Choreographer David Gordon
Theater |
Prince Hamlet is adrift upon a sea of troubles: The King, his father, has been killed, his mother has ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, a Student Production
Concert |
This concert features vocalist and dancer Annie Lee Moffett performing original choreography by Deena ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Faculty Voice and Dance Recital
Discussion |
Gail Archer, director of the music program, moderates a discussion about the rewards and challenges of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, The Muse's Voice: New York Women Composers
Book Reading |
Bestselling author Nelson DeMille returns for a reading and discussion of his latest 'John Corey' thriller. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Nelson DeMille reads from his book The Panther

free
Talks, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Debt Visuals in Social Movements
Performance |
Producer Eric Vetter brings comedian Carmen Lynch (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”) and a few ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover; no minimum
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, No Name and A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety Show
Screening |
Wu Wenguang is considered the father of China’s independent documentary movement. A prolific videomaker, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, New Chinese Documentaries: The Memory Project
Concert |
This concert is a special presentation by the piano department featuring student performances of Alexander ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, The Piano Sonatas of Scriabin

Regular: $40
Member: $0.00
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Broadway Stars!

Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Stories of the sea
Theater |
Lila Acheson Playwright Program alumnus Stephen Belber's McReele examines the themes of truth ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; 2 tickets per person available 10/3
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Stephen Belber's McReele, a Play About Redemption
Concert |
Students from the Cologne Academy of Music join students for a chamber music collaboration. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tickets available 10/5
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Transatlantic Music Project
Performance |
Molly Austin and Mike Brown present “The Big Pony Show,” a comedy-themed variety show. Acts include, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Comedy: Big Pony Show

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, a dash of Mafioso mythology

Regular: $55
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, a new off-Broadway play
Concert |
The mission of Lamprophonic is to present and promote new voices in the New York writing community. We ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover, no minimum
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series

Regular: $30
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, All That Magic!
Performance |
Most bands write out a set list before a performance. They can direct the ebb and flow of emotions by ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Comedy: The Vigilante
Concert |
A former member of the band Nouveau Riche, Nikki Jean is a formidable singer-songwriter with a sound ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover, no minimum
Concerts, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Nikki Jean, Singer-Songwriter
Performance |
A mix up, mash up, anything goes kinda show. A cast of Chicago veterans and New York luminaries improvising ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Comedy:  Chica Go-Go

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Others, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Mardi Gras funk, soul, R&B plus....
Performance |
Sex in the Air presents Sex in the Late Night Air, a late night talk show hosted by Paul Gutkowski, featuring ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Performances, October 19, 2012, 10/19/2012, Comedy: Sex in the Late Night Air
Complimentary Tickets

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Opera | Rising opera stars

Regular: $39; Member: $0.00

Concert | One-man musical memoir

Regular: $15; Member: $0.00

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