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August 16, 2017. New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, August 16, 2017!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (August 16, 2017) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

68 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017,

All events, things to do today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Park Boot Camp
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.Every Wednesday.
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Park Boot Camp
Workshop | Fitness Class
With: Nancy BruningWednesdays through October 25, 2017
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Fitness Class
Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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.
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City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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.
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Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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 among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. 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, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | Harlem Tour
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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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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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Workshop | Drawing Workshop
Have you always wanted to try drawing outdoors but felt intimidated? This workshop gets you ready to work outdoors to draw the park. It will start from basic understanding of drawing materials, techniques and composition. Then students are off to work on their own subject matter. By drawing within a limited time frame, students’ decision-making becomes faster and they use essential elements, composition, simplifying light and shadow shapes to complete the drawing.Instructor Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design followed by Art Students League of New York winning the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant to study in Spain. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazines.
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Park Walk | Public Park Tour
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.Every Wednesday.
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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing
Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Beginner Powerpoint for Macs
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac. Topics include: entering Transitions and animations, moving and copying images, formatting your slideshow for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Beginner Powerpoint for Macs
Poetry Reading | Joshua Bennet performs his poetry
Poet and author Joshua Bennett will use the park as his stage. The poet’s work will come to life as he performs it amongst Josiah McElheny’s prismatic glass and painted wood structures. He will openly engage the public in interview-style performances, bringing his personal narrative as an artist into the light of the public sphere.
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Poetry Readings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Joshua Bennet performs his poetry
Concert | The Wali Sanga, Brooklyn Pop-Funk Collective
The Wali Sanga are a collective out of Brooklyn, NY with a sweetly concocted blend of original pop-funk, world-beat, and indie-soul. The bands revolving door of collaborators boasts names like Chance The Rapper and Rihanna. At their core the band stands for groove and positivity, with personal lyrics pulling from young love, adult angst, and surreal commentary on life in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, The Wali Sanga, Brooklyn Pop-Funk Collective
Workshop | Juggling in the Park
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Jeff Bayone discusses his book A Taste of Bridge
Jeff Bayone's Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the world's most popular card game. 
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Book Readings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Jeff Bayone discusses his book A Taste of Bridge
Jazz | Deanna Witkowski, Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Her five albums include Raindrop: Improvisations with Chopin, a solo piano session that seamlessly combines jazz, classical, and Brazilian music; and the liturgical jazz release, From This Place. Her brand new recording, Makes the Heart to Sing, features fourteen of her jazz hymn arrangements as performed by her trio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Deanna Witkowski, Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past.Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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Slide Lecture | Photographer Talk: Shannon Benson
Professional wildlife photographer Shannon Wild shares adventures and the challenges of working with wild animals in some of the harshest environments on earth. She will detail how she captures her favorite images along with useful tips to take your photography to the next level.For the last 13 years Shannon Benson has worked as a professional wildlife photographer and, in more recent years, cinematographer for clients such as National Geographic and WildAid as well as various NGO’s, conservation organisations and big name brands. When not on assignment Shannon runs photographic expeditions in various parts of the world including the Arctic and Africa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Midday Jazz
With: Eyal Vilner Big BandMidday Jazz is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Midday Jazz
Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour
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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Tours, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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Tours, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | High Line Tour
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.
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City Walk | Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
This three hour tour is a great way to explore three of Gotham’s most historic locations. This tour takes you through legendary Lower East Side streets like Essex, Grand, Hester, Orchard, and Delancey. Along the way, we’ll get a feel for what life was like for the millions of immigrants who arrived here throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th Century. We’ll also see how this neighborhood has transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas in the city.
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City Walks, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Jazz Wednesdays with the Bill Wurtzel Trio
Workshop | Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Meets each Wednesday afternoon from May 6 through October 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Workshop | Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally.Note that this is a two-part class. The first class is from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, and the second from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with a one hour break between. You must be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing. They highly recommend being able to type at least 20 words per minute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python
3:00 pm
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Musicals, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, For kids!
Workshop | Drop-In Chess
Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun.For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Drop-In Chess
Workshop | Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010 Workshop
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc. Please note: Bring a flash drive with an MP3 or WMA audio file, and an MP4 or MOV video file if you wish to practice embedding media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Falun Dafa Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
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Screening | Animation Night
Curated film screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Animation Night
Workshop | Create a Website with HTML and CSS
Want a crash course in coding for the web? Try out HTML and CSS at Mozilla's Thimble, a free tool for creating simple webpages. This course goes over the bare basics of how to edit code to make a simple website.
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Create a Website with HTML and CSS
Park Walk | Design Tour: Elevated Design
Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the park and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the park and its impact locally and worldwide
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Park Walks, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Design Tour: Elevated Design
Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This exercise series will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long.Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 6-Spetember 26.
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Workshop | Journey Meditation
In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. This simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand.In this class, you will:Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practiceLearn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and bodyUnderstand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyondCome meditate and munch on healthy salads provided by SweetgreenWednesdays, June 14-August 30, 2017.
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga
Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, our expert yoga instructor will guide you through a routine that works for you. Please bring your own mat.
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Workshop | Volleyball After Work
Shake off the stress of work and join others for some friendly competition at drop-in volleyball. Esplanade Plaza hosts an after-work volleyball game for adults. They will provide the scorekeeper and the ball, and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
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Workshop | The SPIN Approach to Finding a New Job
Looking for a new job? Feeling stuck and hopeless?  Connie Gemson discusses how to discover new sources of information and new networking sites.  Learn how to identify your skills and explore how hobbies can be opportunities.      
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Workshop | Settlers of Catan Social
Build your empire and trade your way to 10 victory points.
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Workshop | Laughter Yoga
Laughter yoga provides the health benefits of stimulating heart and blood circulation. It is a unique combination of breathing exercises, stretching, clapping and laughing together in a group. In providing a social, therapeutic environment to exercise our ability to laugh, practitioners frequently experience elevated mood, improved immune and respiratory function, reducedself-consciousness and greater resilience to stress. It is appropriate for people of any level of fitness. No mats or special clothes needed.
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Screening |
You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. Experience this electrifying modern dance program that includes four audience favorites: Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma with a score by Jack White and Joby Talbot; Ronald K. Brown’s powerful Grace, with music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Kuti; Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe; and Alvin Ailey’s beloved Revelations – “one of the great works of the human spirit” (New York Times) – that will rock your soul. This is a documentary featuring four audience favorites and behind the scenes interviews with members of the esteemed dance companyFeaturing 6pm pre-show Special Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs.
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Film | Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946): Casino Love Triangle
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready.A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. 110 min.
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Films, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946): Casino Love Triangle
Book Discussion | Delicious: Food Writer's Story
Discuss the book by Ruth Reichl.
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Book Discussions, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Delicious: Food Writer's Story
Workshop | Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun
Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat.Wednesdays from June through September.
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Workshop | Yoga Outdoors
For Tejal Yoga, the practice, traditions, and teachings stem from a greater source within, a source that taps into her culture, heritage, and roots. Tejal Yoga began in 2013, after Tejal completed her first vinyasa yoga teacher training at The Yoga Room in Astoria, NY. Her love of teaching and passion for the practice led her to India for a traditional hatha yoga training in 2014. Tejal Yoga offers radiant yoga in a warm environment with a clear voice, helping you to feel acknowledged and aligned.
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Screening |
Short documentaries:“Veronica” (1970)A cinema verité portrait of Veronica Glover, a black teenager who is president of her predominantly white high school in New Haven, Conn., showing her inner struggle to maintain her identity under stress.“Diane” (1969) Semi-documentary featuring a would-be actress from South Dakota who tries to find success in New York and battles loneliness, frustration, exploitation and despair.“David: Off and On” (1972)A portrait of the filmmaker's brother and his struggles, with school, society and drugs. David talks about his troubled adolescence, conflicts with his stepfather, his disciplinary problems at school and growing dependency on drugs. Coolidge integrates family photographs, special effects and documentary techniques to evoke her brother's childhood, his acid-dropping Height-Ashbury experiences and his years in mental institutions.Please arrive early. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time.
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6:30 pm
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Screenings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Youth Run Wild: documentaries about complications of being kids in the late '60s and early ’70s
Book Discussion | Dorothy B. Hughes’ noir classic In a Lonely Place
Megan Abbott and Sarah Weinman discuss Dorothy B. Hughes' In a Lonely Place which follows a troubled WWII veteran and an LAPD cop as they hunt down a serial killer. It’s film adaptation stars Humphrey Bogart. Megan Abbott is the author of mystery novels such as The Fever, Dare Me, and You Will Know Me. Sarah Weinman is editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940’s and 50’s, and a contributor to The New York Times and The Guardian, among publications.
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Book Discussions, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Dorothy B. Hughes’ noir classic In a Lonely Place
Dance Performance |
Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people. The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, The 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival
Book Reading | H. W. Brands discusses his book The General vs The President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II.
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Book Readings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, H. W. Brands discusses his book The General vs The President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
Book Reading | Bruce Handy reads from his book Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
Handy revisits children's classics and explores the back stories of their creators. It's a profound, eye-opening experience to re-encounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children's books and authors that will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.
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Book Readings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Bruce Handy reads from his book Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult
Book Reading | Terry Jastrow reads from his book The Trial of Prisoner 043
What would happen if George W. Bush were prosecuted for war crimes? On a glorious autumn morning in St. Andrews, Scotland, former US president George W. Bush approached the first tee of the world-famous Old Course to play a round of golf he would not finish. Unceremoniously abducted off the course by a team of paramilitary commandos, he was transported to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to stand trial for war crimes in connection with the Iraq War.
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Book Readings, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Terry Jastrow reads from his book The Trial of Prisoner 043
Concert | Bilal: Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Singer
Bilal Sayeed Oliver grew up in Philadelphia, in a musically diverse home. In 2001 became a critical darling as he released his debut album 1st Born Second, which featured production by Dr. Dre, and reached #31 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.. Praised for his uncanny vocal range (from freeform to falsetto), Bilal was compared to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Prince.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Bilal: Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Singer
Concert | Davina & the Vagabonds, Accalimed Rock-Jazz Band
Davina and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and a commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time. In 2011 Davina released her first full-length album, Black Cloud, which was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Davina & the Vagabonds, Accalimed Rock-Jazz Band
Jazz |
César López started studying music when he was 10. Only three years later, he won the 1st Prize in the Cuban National Sax Contest. In 1985 he got a scholarship at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (National Arts School) and, simultaneously, started his professional career with renowned Cuban musician Bobby Carcasés, who introduced César to Latin Jazz.In 1988, due to his outstanding conditions as a musician, 19 years old he was chosen by Maestro Chucho Valdés to play the sax for the famous Cuban band Irakere. During 9 years César developed a fruitful international career with this Grammy awarded band, performing at the most prestigious festivals, theaters and clubs, which gave him the possibility of sharing the stage with Jazz stars like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Winston Marsalis, Michel Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, César López, considered one of the most important sax players in the Latin Jazz
Workshop | Waterfront Workouts: Piyo
Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape.Wednesdays at 7 pm, June 21 - August 16
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Workshops, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Piyo
Film | Garth Davis' Lion (2016): 6 Oscar Nominations
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara.A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.118 min.
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Films, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Garth Davis' Lion (2016): 6 Oscar Nominations
Film | John Turturro's Romance & Cigarettes (2005): Down-and-Dirty Musical
Stars: James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet.A down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York, tells a story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife. 115 min.Enjoy pre-screening experimental rock music from Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, John Turturro's Romance & Cigarettes (2005): Down-and-Dirty Musical
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Performances, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Magic show
Book Discussion | The North Water: Whaler's Tale
Discuss the book by Ian McGuire.
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Musicals, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Political comedy
Play | New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
The Bard's tragedy of power and treacherous ambition comes to life in a panoramic outdoor professional production.
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Plays, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
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Plays, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, A play with Broadway performers
Film | James Mangold's Logan (2017): Superhero Saga
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen.In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. 137 min.Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Movie begins at dusk (around 8:30pm).
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Films, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, James Mangold's Logan (2017): Superhero Saga
Film | Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988): Best Makeup Oscar Winner
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton.When a recently deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. 92 min.
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Films, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988): Best Makeup Oscar Winner
Comedy Club | Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
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Comedy Clubs, August 16, 2017, 08/16/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

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Musical | Political comedy

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