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Mon, September 30, 2013
Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 30, 2013 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Broadway Songbook
free events nyc Paradise Banned: Poetry Readings for Banned Books
free events nyc Two Bites of the Apple: Bright Lights, Dark Deeds
free events nyc Flute Works by Debussy and Others
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Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance. Adult with photo I.D. must accompany all children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Catch and Release Fishing
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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.
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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Lower Manhattan Tour
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Attend a live taping of Who Wants to be a Millionaire with new host Cedric "The Entertainer." You are guaranteed to laugh yourself silly. Studio audience members will also have the opportunity to audition to be on the show.
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Others, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Attend a Taping of Who Wants to Be  a Millionaire, with Cedric “The Entertainer”
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Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Park Pétanque
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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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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Cathedral Tour
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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. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Tour times: 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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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. Lessons are weather permitting. You'll be surprised that Alex and Jordan can often be found outside tossing pins in the snow!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Learn Juggling in the Park
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You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and a glorious drinking fountain for the city's equine population. These are just some of the the sites along the way on this east to west walk through the park. Tour is approximately one hour long.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, “Cross Park Promenade” Tour
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A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, US Customs House Building Tour
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Calling all Adults who want to lose or maintain current weight: Join Wii Fit for Adults and benefit from burning calories, socializing, maintaining current weight and/or tracking your BMI. Use the various workouts including yoga, strength training, boxing, stepping, hula hooping, running, and regaining balance through using the balance exercises. The Wii tracks your weight and BMI as well as your progress and allows you to compete with others. It is a fun way to keep a record of your progress while exercising.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Wii Fit for Adults
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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.
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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Harlem Tour
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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.
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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Greenwich Village Tour
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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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Tours, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Cathedral Tour
Screening |
Whether it's a snowy nude sprint down Main Street, the mysterious appearance of a long-lost relative, or the improbable death of yet another of Maggie's boyfriends, life's never dull in the remote hamlet of Cicely, Alaska. Colorful characters and quirky plots propelled Northern Exposure into the hearts of millions of viewers, earning the CBS "dramedy" series seven Emmy awards between its 1990 debut and its demise six seasons later.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Northern Exposure: Revisit the 90s Comedy-Drama Series
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Attend a live taping of Who Wants to be a Millionaire with new host Cedric "The Entertainer." You are guaranteed to laugh yourself silly. Studio audience members will also have the opportunity to audition to be on the show.
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Others, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Attend a Taping of Who Wants to Be  a Millionaire, with Cedric “The Entertainer”
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
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Jakarta, Indonesia, 1965. Against a backdrop of impending revolution, three vivid characters engage in an exotic love triangle: Guy Hamilton, ambitious Aussie reporter with a taste for danger. Jill Bryant, fiercely independent British diplomatic attaché. And Billy Kwan, diminutive idealistic Australian-Chinese photojournalist. In 1982, the novel became a cult film starring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, and Linda Hunt. Now, as turmoil rages across the developing world, it soars to new life on the musical stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Play Reading: Jeffrey Haddow & Thomas Tierney's The Year of Living Dangerously
Concert |
Program: BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 1
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Violin Competition Finals
Park Walk |
Join Free Tours by Foot as they stroll through the park and tell the epic story of New York's green oasis. Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today amongst the world's most famous and beloved public parks. Originally intended to bring people of all walks of life together -- a people's park -- Central Park lives up to it's original designs. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Central Park Sunset Tour
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, The High Line Sunset Tour
Opening Reception |
This exhibit presents the life and work of Jewish mathematicians in Germany. Spanning a period of 150 years, it documents their emergence from segregation into the academic limelight, recalls their emigration, flight, or death after 1933, and illuminates their lasting legacies.
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Opening Receptions, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Exhibit: Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture
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Welcome Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, as he discusses and signs his new book and his new CD Sons of the Sea.
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Book Signings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus signs copies of his book So the Echo
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A presentation by Aubert Guillaume, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group. Guillaume will discuss the different drivers that will affect how U.S. energy and power markets could look in 2025 and beyond, focusing on the role of technologies, resources, competitive dynamics, regulation and policy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, U.S. Energy: What Is Next and Beyond
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Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of investment firm Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, talks about environmental constraints, such as climate change and resource depletion, on the global economy.
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Talks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Environmental Constraints of Economic Growth
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Join the country singer to launch his debut album with the summer's hit song of the same title.
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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Tyler Farr performs from his CD Redneck Crazy
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A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, featuring the music of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Broadway Songbook
Book Reading |
Carla Kaplan offers a new perspective of the 1920's in this lively, groundbreaking group-biography that uncovers for the first time the untold story of the white women of the black Harlem Renaissance. While every other imaginable form of female identity in the Jazz Age has been studied – the flapper, the Gibson Girl, the bachelor girl, the Bohemian, the Twenties “mannish” lesbian, the suffragist – the story of the white women of black Harlem, the women collectively referred to as “Miss Anne,” has never been told until now. Miss Anne in Harlem brings to life an extraordinary group of women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Carla Kaplan discusses her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance
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Since the beginning of civilization, humans have devised multi-step plans to achieve greater ends. As history progressed, plans became more elaborate and short-term tactics evolved into longer-term strategies. Freedman, renowned authority on war, international politics and strategy, offers an engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives from ancient Greece through the nuclear age.
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Book Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Lawrence Freedman discusses his book Strategy: A History
Poetry Reading |
Tom Raworth was born in 1938 in London. He is a writer, artist, teacher and publisher. He is the author of over forty books of poetry, prose and translation including Windmills in Flames: Old and New Poems (Carcanet, 2010); Earn Your Milk: Collected Prose (Salt Books, 2009); Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2003); Eternal Sections (Sun & Moon, 1993); and Tottering State: Selected and New Poems 1963-1984 (The Figures, 1984). Jack Kimball was born in 1954 in Boston. He is an after-language poet and editor of Faux Press, Cambridge, which he founded in 2001. He has taught at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in Japan. His books of poetry include Post~Twyla (Blue Lion Books, 2006); Manship (Detour, 2001); and Frosted (Potes & Poets Press, 2001). He lives outside Boston.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Tom Raworth and Jack Kimball
Discussion |
With Elizabeth Zelvin, moderator, and panelists Gary Cahill, Hilary Davidson, Marshall Karp and Robert Knightly of Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter. Join a discussion about mysteries set in New York, our town of beautiful people and (sometimes) ugly actions. Panelists are a lively mix: a former NYPD officer who now writes mysteries, a writer who can claim James Patterson as a fan, and a multi-award winner whose sweet personality in life disguises the ability to be very scary on the page.
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Discussions, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Two Bites of the Apple: Bright Lights, Dark Deeds
Book Reading |
In her new book, philanthropist Jane Weitzman shows off the best of the Stuart Weitzman collection of over 150 art fantasy shoes that once graced the windows of the first Weitzman boutique, drawing spectators from around the world.
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Book Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Jane Weitzman reads from her book Art and Sole: A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection
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Miriam Katin will discuss her two graphic novels, We Are On Our Own, a memoir of childhood in Budapest during the Second World War, and Letting It Go, an account of her reaction to her son's move to Berlin.
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Talks, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Graphic novelist Miriam Katin discusses her work
Book Reading |
Join PEN American Center and the American Booksellers Foundation for readings in celebration of PEN's Banned Books Month and the poets whose work have been banned throughout history. Hear banned and censored poems by Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Frank O'Hara, Daniil Kharms, and many more, as read by some of today's best contemporary poets, including Timothy Donnelly, Deborah Landau, Alex Dimitrov, Monica Ferrell, Matvei Yankelevich, Claire Donato, and others. Free drinks to the first 100 attendees.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Book Readings, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Paradise Banned: Poetry Readings for Banned Books
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A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join artists-in-residence and international guests each season in performing.
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Dance Performances, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Dance Works-in-Progress: Ephrat Asherie Dance / Diana Crum / Stanley Love Performance Group / Elizabeth Ward
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With Medina.
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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Alumna Clarinet Recital
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Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker. A TV talk-show host who may have killed his wife finds himself being pursued by both the police and a gang of hoods. 103 min.
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Films, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Robert Gist's Oscar-Nominated An American Dream (1966): TV Host's Nightmare
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As the man behind the boards for A-list MCs like Jay-Z, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton is a master of the art of sound production. He’s also a leading educator on the intersection of audio engineering, science, and technology. Whether touring internationally as a DJ or lecturing to university audiences, Young Guru is a preeminent ambassador for hip-hop culture. Don’t miss this discussion and short performance from the creative force driving audio’s new era of the engineer.
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Discussions, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Young Guru, A-List Hip-Hop Producer
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Program: YUKO UEBAYASHI Misericordia for flute (world premiere) DEBUSSY Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, L. 137 HENZE Sentimenti di Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Arr. DANIEL PAGET One Hundred Roses 25th Anniversary Recital with Flutist Carol Wincenc. Guest artists: The Escher Quartet; Nancy Allen, harpist; Cynthia Phelps, violist
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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Flute Works by Debussy and Others

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Concerts, September 30, 2013, 09/30/2013, Soul Music
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Concert | Ravel and modern composers

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