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Thu, September 20, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Thursday, September 20, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Park Tai Chi
Other |
Motorexpo returns for its fifth annual Lower Manhattan event! Unlike any other auto show, the 2012 New ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Others, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, 2012 New York Motorexpo
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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus: Visit the Famous Statue Up Close and 70 Feet in the Air
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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Cathedral Tour
Film |
Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady. A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Gregory LaCava's Oscar-Nominated My Man Godfrey (1936): The Butler Does It
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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, 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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Bach at Noon
Jazz |
Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, The Art of the Park Tour
Other |
All levels of play welcome. Please bring with you...your Scrabble set (be sure it has all 100 tiles!), ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Others, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Scrabble Mania
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, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Cathedral Tour
Concert |
Soul/R&B singer-songwriter based in NY. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Leila Hegazy, Singer-Songwriter
Concert |
Program: Kevin Puts, Einstein on Mercer Street, Christopher Burchett, baritone Yehudi ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Twelve in 12 Music Mini-Festival Featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composers
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Book Discussions, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Book Club: The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Learn how to Save, Organize, and Share (S.O.S.) your digital photos. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required starting 9/13 at 1pm
Workshops, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Digital Photos S.O.S.
Tour |
Museum Ambassadors provide a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, U.S. Customs House Building Tour
Workshop |
Sharpen your skills with knowledgeable instructors who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Volleyball Clinic with Metro Beach Sports
Workshop |
A beginning level chess gaming group for all ages. Other games considered as well. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Chess & Games Club
Workshop |
Expert instructors, provided by lululemon athletica, lead all levels of yogis. Mats are provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Park Yoga
Talk |
Win Sheffield offers career and job campaign tips for those over 50. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Over 50 and Wondering Where Your Next Job Is
Book Reading |
Shoot It! is a revealing history of how Hollywood, with its eye on the bottom line, lost its ability ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, David Spaner discusses his book Shoot It!: Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film
Lecture |
With Jeff McMahan. Wrongful aggressors often claim to love peace, and there is often a sense ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, What Rights May Be Defended by Means of War?
Reading |
A celebration of the work of the life of Siv Cedering (1939-2007), the Swedish-born American poet and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, A Tribute to Poet and Novelist Siv Cedering
Book Reading |
Award-winning journalist and author Kati Marton discusses her memoir. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Kati Marton reads from his book Paris: A Love Story
Opening Reception |
The exhibition features more than 30 works by gallery artists and includes pieces by five artists whose ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Group Exhibition: On Paper: Drawings, Collages and Watercolors
Opening Reception |
Beginning in the early 90s, concurrent with a reemergence of the figure in contemporary painting, Scobel ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Drawings: Jenny Scobel's Women
Opening Reception |
A Dog Republic was initiated by artists Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Nico Dockx, and Helena Sidiropoulos, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, A Dog Republic, a Collaborative Exhibition
Slide Lecture |
In this multi-media presentation, the author unfolds the history and evolution of the piano and all its ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Stuart Isacoff discusses his book A Natural History of the Piano
Other |
Discover the amazing variety of life in woodland ecosystems through microscopes as guided by members ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Others, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Social Hour: Woodlands Up Close
Book Reading |
New York Jews, so visible and integral to the culture, economy and politics of America’s greatest city, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Annie Polland & Daniel Soyer discuss their book City of Promises: A History of Jews of New York
Workshop |
Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
To celebrate the fall issue of Granta entitled "Medicine," contributors James Lasdun ("It’s Beginning ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, 2 Writers: James Lasdun / Ben Lerner
Book Reading |
Sandy Lerner will read from and discuss her new book inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Sandy Lerner discusses her book Second Impressions
Screening |
The Film Series returns for one week of dance films and live performances, and one week of cutting-edge ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Solar-Powered Film Series: Eco-Docs
Book Reading |
The author of the cult hit, The Interrogative Mood returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Padgett Powell reads from his book You and Me
Book Signing |
Fashion guru and television personality Tim Gunn, who became a household name with the popular show, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Signings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Project Runway's Tim Gunn signs copies of his book Fashion Bible
Book Reading |
PEN/Faulkner Award winner T.C. Boyle discusses his new historical novel about the lives of three women ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, T.C. Boyle reads from his book San Miguel
Talk |
with Evolver Editions author Darrin Drda. At a time of converging crises and inspiring developments, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Activating the Global Heart-Mind
Opening Reception |
Featuring the work of 38 artists sponsored by Openings, a collective of visual artists whose mission ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Group Exhibition: Frenzy into Folly
Poetry Reading |
David Lehman, series editor of The Best American Poetry, joins Mark Doty, the guest editor of the 2012 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Poetry Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, The Best American Poetry Reading 2012
Film |
Blind dervish Bab'Aziz and his granddaughter Ishtar cross the desert in search of the great reunion of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Films, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Tunisian Cinema: Nacer Khemir's Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Performance |
With Vernita N'Cognita The Black Dress feat. Amanda Flowers and music by Charles Ditto. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Savoire-Faire 2012: The 4th Annual Performance Series Featuring Women Artists
Workshop |
Join astronomers as they guide your eyes across the sky and the wonders of astronomy are revealed. Look ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Reading |
rtists and storytellers have long drawn inspiration from the cityscape, but underneath the water’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Readings, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Contributors read from Underwater New York
Concert |
The Donations is comprised of Lincoln Center staffers -- a singing group originally commissioned by Reynold ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, The Donations perform Broadway to Michael Jackson
Theater |
With Ayn Rand in the headlines this week thanks to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; pay what you will; reservations required
Theaters, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead (in the Lydian Mode), a New Stage Comedy
Jazz |
Hosted by vocalist Michael Mwenso, who successfully ran the internationally acclaimed program at London's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 cover, $5 menu, $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine
Concerts, September 20, 2012, 09/20/2012, Late Night Session, Hosted by Michael Mwenso
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Theater | Percussion musical

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Theater | Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

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