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September 29, 2016. 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!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, September 29, 2016!

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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, September 29, 2016!

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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 (September 29, 2016) 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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The quality and quantity of
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every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'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:
Thursday, September 29, 2016,

All events, things to do today, Thursday, September 29, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Park Tai Chi
Class for all ages and experience levels. Provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Park Tai Chi
Workshop | Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Mac Computers for Beginners
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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.Tuesdays and Thursdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | Williamsburg Street Art Tour
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Master Class | Flute Master Class: Guy Eshed
Israeli flutist Guy Eshed is principal flutist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under it’s music director Zubin Mehta. He held the same position with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence Opera House) under Zubin Mehta, Berlin Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding and the Manchester Camerata under Douglas Boyd. In addition, he is principal flutist of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2001.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Flute Master Class: Guy Eshed
Workshop | Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Workshop | Resume Workshop
Need one-on-one help creating a resumé? This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume. Please bring a written draft of your resume.Every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Resume Workshop
Film | Robert Wise's Born to Kill (1947): Classic Film Noir
Starring Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak.A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Robert Wise's Born to Kill (1947): Classic Film Noir
Workshop |
Come join the Knitting and Croche club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free
Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Knitting and Crochet
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. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Juggling in the Park
Classical Music Concert | Bach at Noon
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Bach at Noon
Concert | CANCELLED***Piano in the Park***CANCELLED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.With: Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975 where he has been playing for many of the top big-bands ever since. Bands like: The Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra to name but a few. His own trio just completed a whirlwind tour of Guatemala & Mexico in March, and Japan in June of this year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, CANCELLED***Piano in the Park***CANCELLED
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop | Lunch time meditation
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Lunch time meditation
Workshop | A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Once a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Classical Music Concert |
Although the popularity of the viol waned in the 18th century, Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, Carl Philipp, each left behind three sonatas for viol and keyboard, gems of the German viol repertoire. With: Arnie Tanimoto and Elliot Figg.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Works for Viol by JS Bach and His Son CPE Bach
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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Harlem Tour
Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Thursdays,  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour | Subway Art Tour
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Subway Art Tour
City Walk | Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop | iMovie: Green Screening and Effects
Learn how to shoot video with a greeen screen to create a composite video project in iMovie. Also covered: color correction, audio editing, various iMovie effects. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, iMovie: Green Screening and Effects
Film | J. J. Abrams' Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015): epic space opera
As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It's up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, J. J. Abrams' Star Wars - The Force Awakens  (2015): epic space opera
Film | Fred Zinnemann's The Search (1948): 2 Oscars Won
Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon.In postwar Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Fred Zinnemann's The Search (1948): 2 Oscars Won
Film | Charles Walters' High Society (1956): Oscar-Nominated Musical Comedy
Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra.C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that "safe" can mean "deadly dull" when it comes to husbands and life. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Charles Walters' High Society (1956): Oscar-Nominated Musical Comedy
Film | Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman (2016): Superhero Film
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams.Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.151 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman (2016): Superhero Film
Workshop | Adult Coloring
Coloring - it's not just for kids! Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax, repeat!  Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Adult Coloring
Workshop | Yoga for Sensitive Humans
Linnea Vedder will conduct a Yoga class that specifically reacts to the bodies who show up––meaning that each potential health condition and specific body issue will dictate the course of the Yoga class. Please come dressed to move and bring your own mat, if you have one.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Yoga for Sensitive Humans
Workshop | Human Chess
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at a Human Chess game, where chess becomes a embodied team sport. All levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Book Club: The Quiet American
Discuss Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Book Club: The Quiet American
Dance Performance |
Pursuant is a piece about the law—about legal and regulatory bodies—about how we impose laws, rules and regulations on our own bodies. The piece explores what happens when one person’s rules are imposed on another, generating a work that is both a compromise and a vacillation between movement qualities.Accession Number: when an object enters a museum's collection, it is assigned an accession number. This piece explores the (im)possibility of preserving dances and dancers as art objects and considers the importance of individual bodies and physical memories as archives of experience.Choreographers: Hannah Rosner (New Haven Ballet, Columbia Ballet Collaborative), Lucia Elledge (Ballet Chicago, Columbia Ballet Collaborative), Katherine Bergstrom (Sydnie L. Mosley Dances)Both pieces will be performed multiple times and visitors are welcome to join the audience at any point.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Ballet set to Clair de Lune by Debussy and more
Workshop | Sewing Class
Learn how to sew with Mary Runser. Ever need a bag to carry your library books? Come create a beautiful tote bag!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Documentary: Barb Cranmer's Our Voices, Our Stories (2016)
An exposition of Canada’s brutal residential school history, this film won the award for Best Documentary Short at the 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival.40 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Documentary: Barb Cranmer's Our Voices, Our Stories (2016)
Birdwatching | Falll Birding Tour
Go birding! Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. The location is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow.Mondays and Thursdays throught October 20.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Falll Birding Tour
Opening Reception | Exhibition: Sidney Edwards and Guadalupe Astorga's Liquid Thoughts
This exhibit takes a sensorial journey to an unexpected artistic experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Exhibition: Sidney Edwards and Guadalupe Astorga's Liquid Thoughts
Dance Performance |
Initiated in 2013 by award-winning choreographer Jennifer Monson, in tow is an ongoing performance research project bringing together 10 artists from 4 different decades. in tow straddles location, discipline, and aesthetic to create an evolving working process driven by what each artist brings to it. in tow will hold a priming event each evening during its second week of performances. These events give the audience an opportunity to experience some of the underlying infrastructure of the work. All Pre-attack events are free and audiences are welcome to come and go as they please.September 29: horizon line/fragment – a perceptual installation that works against the receding nature of a horizon line and brings the public into a new sense of dimensionality and continuity.Note: Tickets for the 8pm performance of in tow September 29-30 and October 1 are not free and must be purchased separately.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Jennifer Monson/iLAND presents in tow (Pre-attacks)
Reading | Writer Ana Castillo reads from her work
Ana Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator, and independent scholar. Castillo will read from her work and discuss her practice. Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Writer Ana Castillo reads from her work
Opening Reception | Group Show: Free Play
Free Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to expose social, cultural, and philosophical issues. From playground antics to mathematical strategy, the artists in Free Play mine the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art and art exhibitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Group Show: Free Play
Opening Reception | Acclaimed Italian illustrators: Cover Revolution!
Works by some of the most popular Italian illustrators, such as Lorenzo Mattotti, Franco Matticchio, Guido Scarabottolo, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Emiliano Ponzi and Olimpia Zagnoli are presented.The exhibition aims at highlighting how, during the last ten years, illustrators have contributed to reinventing the image of the major Italian publishing houses, using color palettes and distinctive marks to update publishers’ visual identities or redefne an author’s image. Guido Scarabottolo and Emiliano Ponzi will attend the opening reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Acclaimed Italian illustrators: Cover Revolution!
Book Reading | Ruben Gallo discusses his book Proust’s Latin Americans
Part biography, part cultural history, part literary study, Rubén Gallo's book explores the presence of Latin America in Proust's life and work. The novelist lived in an era shaped by French colonial expansion into the Americas: just before his birth, Napoleon III installed Maximilian as emperor of Mexico, and during the 1890s France was shaken by the Panama Affair, a financial scandal linked to the construction of the canal in which thousands of French citizens lost their life savings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Ruben Gallo discusses his book Proust’s Latin Americans
Book Reading | Daniel Bergner discusses his book Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family
At twelve-years old, Ryan Speedo Green was placed in solitary confinement in Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. At twenty-four, he won America’s most prestigious contest for young opera singers, and this fall he makes a starring debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Puccini’s La Bohème. Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family is Daniel Bergner’s vivid chronicle of this triumphant journey, and it will soar into your heart, take hold, and inspire you in the way very few stories can.  Hear Ryan’s story. Hear Ryan sing! Join this book launch with Daniel Bergner and live performances by Ryan Speedo Green.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Daniel Bergner discusses his book Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family
Lecture |
Populism in both the United States and Europe relies heavily on establishing a narrative through mass and social media. Often, as in Britain's Brexit debate or the current US presidential election, commentators suggest that we seem to be living in a post-fact society.Drawing on his new book Free Speech: Ten Principles For a Connected World (Yale University Press), Timothy Garton Ash reflects on the new challenges to free speech that have arisen even in countries where people enjoy constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression. The free speech we need for democracy, he argues, requires more than just the negative liberty of freedom from prior constraint by the state.Reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Lectures, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Free Speech In an Age of Trumpery: A Lecture by Timothy Garton Ash
Lecture | No Beliefs About Forms: Doxa in Plato and Aristotle
Both Plato and Aristotle say that doxa—usually translated "belief" or "opinion"—is restricted to a special domain: we have doxa about perceptible things (Plato), or contingent things (Aristotle), but not about necessary, eternal things like Platonic Forms or Aristotelian essences. If doxa is belief in what is now the standard philosophical sense, these restrictions are bizarre: surely one can have beliefs (or opinions) about anything at all. In this talk Moss makes some suggestions about how we should understand doxa in both Plato and Aristotle so as to make sense of their claims.Jessica Moss, Professor of Philosophy at NYU, gives this lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, No Beliefs About Forms: Doxa in Plato and Aristotle
Workshop | Writing Workshop
Whether your impulse to write comes from a longtime yearning, recent itch, or a desire to get down your experiences, this workshop conducted by Nancy Davidoff Kelton, writing instructor and author of the memoir Finding Mr. Rightstein, will help you capture your memories, childhood incidents, and truths in your own voice while offering pointers on how to: open up, express yourself authentically, get rid of internal critics, establish disciplined work habits, and avoid procrastination. In-store writing exercises and marketing advice are given. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Writing Workshop
Workshop | Sunset Yoga
Calm your mind and refresh your senses with Awesome Asana Yoga's new "Unwind the Grind" Yoga Flow, held in the serene gardens.  Practitioners of all levels welcome to join this moderately placed Hathavinyasa fusion class. Limited mats and blocks available for borrowed use. Instructor: Chelsea Best, Founder of Awesome Asana Yoga.Every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Sunset Yoga
Screening | Local Artist Film Shorts
MISSING QUESTION MARK (2016) and HOW TO BE BAD (2016) Directed by Vicky LeeTwo documentary films which look at a reticent teenager's battle with depression and her fragile connection with the evolving world around her (The Mission Question Mark) and an elderly free spirit with a stubborn anti-work philosophy who reflects on his life (How To Be Bad).YUDIE (1981) 1 film reel (20 min.) : sd. col. ; 16 mm. Director, Mirra Bank.A portrait of the filmmaker Mirra Bank's resilient 70 year old Jewish aunt whose parents immigrated from Russia to the Lower East Side. Yudie describes the family business, early labor organizing, and life as an independent Jewish girl who broke some of the expected codes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Local Artist Film Shorts
Film | Denis Villeneuve's Sicario (2015): 3 Oscar Nominations
Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin.An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. 121 min.
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario (2015): 3 Oscar Nominations
Film |
A screening of Inside Charlie Hebdo, a documentary based on the February 2006 newsroom discussion at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on whether and how to republish the infamous Danish “Mohammed cartoons.” Nine years later Charlie Hebdo staffers were murdered by two terrorists in retaliation for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. With remarkable prescience, the filmmakers captured the irreverent French satirists discussing the very issues raised by their own deaths. Véronique Brachet Cabut, widow of Jean Cabut, one of the cartoonists killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack, will speak briefly after the film. She’ll then be joined in discussion by Joel Simon, executive director, the Committee to Protect Journalists; Victor Navasky, author of The Art of Controversy and Suzanne Daley, former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Inside Charlie Hebdo: Screening and Discussion
Talk | Angels of Evil: Sympathetic Perpetrators on Small Italian Screens
A lecture by Dana Renga, Ohio State University.Why is it that we forge deep relationships with onscreen characters whom we would regard as undeserving of positive ethical judgment were we to meet them in our day-to-day lives? Why is it that, via the medium of television, we invite them into our homes, even though we would strive to protect ourselves from their nonfictional counterparts? How does narrative transform ‘villains’ into more ethically complex characters while still representing their villainous behavior? To answer these questions, this talk looks at the representation and appeal of criminals when they are the subject of popular fictionalized accounts, focusing on a selection of recent, well-known Italian Sky television series that humanize and create sympathy for perpetrators.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Angels of Evil: Sympathetic Perpetrators on Small Italian Screens
Book Reading |
This discussion shares key personality characteristics and situational factors that contribute to the occurrence of meaningful coincidences in our lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Bernard Beitman discusses his book Connecting with Coincidence: The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life
Book Reading | Peter Singer discusses his book Ethics in the Real World
In Ethics in the Real World, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalized, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and what is the value of the pale blue dot that is our planet. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer’s thoughts on one of his favorite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast.
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Peter Singer discusses his book Ethics in the Real World
Workshop | Learn English: Intermediate and Advanced Levels
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? You can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest.First come, first seated.
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Workshops, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Learn English: Intermediate and Advanced Levels
Other | Zine launch on immigration: talk, dance, film screening, music
AMPLIFY(HER) is the first-ever zine by and for undocumented women from the Asian diaspora. Grab your copy and support undocumented Asian writers alongside event hosts Sonia Guiñansaca of CultureStrike and Kay Ulanday Barrett, author of When The Chant Comes.A short documentary by immigrant filmmaker Laura X Moya will be presented. It explores the notion of solitude, immigration, desire, and estranged family dynamics. A special dance performance will be given by Deesha Narichania, who has studied classical and contemporary Kathak, and works full-time as a Domestic Violence Coordinator and Trauma-Focused Therapist.
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Others, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Zine launch on immigration: talk, dance, film screening, music
Book Reading |
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers "The Falls" (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Her essay collection Soul at the White Heat is new from Ecco Press this fall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Famous author Joyce Carol Oates reads from her book Soul at the White Heat
Book Reading | Michael Leahy reads from his book The Last Innocents
From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history.
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Book Readings, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Michael Leahy reads from his book The Last Innocents
Discussion | A Moorman-Eye View of New York’s Changing Avant-Gardism
Panel discussion moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman (MIT Press, 2014). These scholars—all specialists  in Charlotte Moorman’s work—will focus on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of  1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.
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Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, A Moorman-Eye View of New York’s Changing Avant-Gardism
Discussion | Black Votes Matter: A Discussion on Obama’s Final Year in Office
A conversation centered on Obama's final year in office, his legacy as the first black president, what he has achieved, the myth of the monolithic black vote, and the expectations of black voters during this election. With Nikole Hannah-Jones (New York Times Magazine, co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society), Jamilah Lemieux (Senior Editor, EBONY Magazine), Vinson Cunningham (The New Yorker), and more to be announced. Moderated by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe boardmember & New Yorker web producer Lauretta Charlton.The first 50 beers are FREE for attendees, and all beers will be on sale for a $5 donation after that. Delicious beverages are provided by series sponsor, Sixpoint Brewery.
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Discussions, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Black Votes Matter: A Discussion on Obama’s Final Year in Office
Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Concert | Kimberly Nichole, Powerhouse Voice Contestant
Exploding on the national scene on season 8 of The Voice, Kimberly Nichole garnered superlative praise from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson and Reba McEntire with her show-stopping performances, stylish presence and vocal power. Fans clamored for the rock-and-soul music and led her to the iTunes’ Top 20 three weeks in a row and even landed on the Billboard 100 Charts.Born and bred in Seattle, Washington, Kimberly Nichole moved to New York City where she launched her career. National and international performances soon followed, allowing her to share the stage with such artists as Slash, Living Colour, Alice Smith, Janelle Monae, Nona Hendryx, Aloe Blacc, Bilal and English rock band The Heavy. Her mesmerizing performance style captured the attention and support of Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and fashion savant Andre Leon Talley. Talley was so taken with Nichole’s talent and fashion-forwardness that he invited her into the offices of VOGUE and featured her in the magazine. 
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Kimberly Nichole, Powerhouse Voice Contestant
Master Class | Piano Master Class: Jura Margulis
Jura Margulis is a third generation pianist and pedagogue; born in Russia, raised in Germany, American by choice, European at heart. He divides his time between the McAllister endowed professorship for Piano at the J.W. Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences in Fayetteville, USA, and traveling internationally as a concert pianist, master teacher, and lecturer.
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Piano Master Class: Jura Margulis
Classical Music Concert |
Program:NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951) Sonata Tragica Op.39, No.5 and Canzona Matinata, Op.39, No.4RACHMANINOFF Suite No. 2, Op. 17 Featuring: Mackenzie Melemed, pianoPROKFIEV Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 SCRIABIN Prelude Op. 11, No. 12CHOPIN Mazurka Op. 33, No. 2 in C MajorCHOPIN Mazurka Op. 33, No. 3 in D MajorFeaturing: Anna Han, pianoBachauer Piano Recital. The Bachauer Competition awards young artists free tuition scholarships.
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Chopin, Scriabin
Cabaret |
The transgressive Dutch/German cabaret star is a diva in the perfect sense: brilliantly entertaining, wicked, full of humor, and musicality and highly original. Berlin runs in his blood and that means Sven Ratzke is a first-class entertainer who tours the world from sold-out shows at New York’s Lincoln Center or Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, to long runs in Berlin, Sydney, Edinburgh, and Vienna. He has worked with the some of the great entertainers on this planet, from punk goddess Nina Hagen to New York legend Joey Arias, Fassbinder muse Hanna Schugylla to The Tiger Lillies.In this evening-length performance, Ratzke pulls in numbers from his acclaimed homage to the music of David Bowie Starman and songs from Brecht and the great divas of the ‘60s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Sven Ratzke and Band: From Amsterdam to Mars
Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.Takes place Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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Tours, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Comedy Club | The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli and Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Every Thursday.
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Comedy Clubs, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Performance | Next Level Improv: improv show for all!
Open rehersal/improv jam will feature amusing audience suggested scenarios, played by the cast, as well as uproarious mini-plays where audience members join the improvisers onstage. 
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Performances, September 29, 2016, 09/29/2016, Next Level Improv: improv show for all!
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Classical Music Concert | One of the nation’s most established choirs performs at a major concert hall

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Concert | Jazz brunch

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Play | A play about bravery, survival and much more

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