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All events, things to do on April 8, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours. Walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to “Wave Hill”. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens
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9:00 am
$3
Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Natural Beauty of the Hudson River Walk: Manhattan and Bronx
Symposium |
This day-long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city-state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are quite blurred. This symposium is an opportunity to rethink our alliances, forge stronger and more equal relationships between university-affiliated researchers and community-based organizations, and amplify opportunities to share both resources and authorship with one another.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Symposiums, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City
Talk |
A lecture, followed by a Q&A, by Dr. Renee Solomon, gerontologist and retired Columbia University School of Social Work professor.  Continental breakfast will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Talks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Positive Aging: Aging As Well As We Can
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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9:30 am
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
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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9:30 am
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City Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
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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.
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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. This tour takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Harlem Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Street Fair
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
City Walk |
Start tuning up for The Great Saunter, the epic 32-mile hike around the Manhattan shoreline, by walking the first part of the hike, from downtown to 125th Street along the West Side. 8 miles, about 4 hours, lunch break around Pier 1 (72nd Street).  
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10:30 am
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City Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, The Great Saunter, Part 1
Workshop |
Learn how to enhance photos using the number 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
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10:30 am
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Photoshop for Beginners
Workshop |
Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records.
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10:30 am
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Dan Cluchey. Leo Brice is dead, in a sense (not the traditional one). When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle, an impulsive spirit and burgeoning soap star, all seems well—the two fall fast in love, and spend three years navigating their twenties in wide-eyed wonder. But once the fantastical woman who had defined his future bolts to pursue a fantasy life of her own, Leo is forced to come to terms with reality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Book Discussions, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Book Club: The Life of the World to Come
Park Walk |
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Workshop |
Want to build wealth in 2017?  Not sure where to start?  Learn how to create a wealth building plan that works.  No sales pitches, magic products, or get-rich-quick schemes.  Just your ideas, willingness to adopt money making habits, and hard work. They’ll cover: - Defining wealth - Deciding how you want to build wealth - Making sure you’re getting the results you want  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Wealthy in 2017
Conference |
Since the 1980s, movements deemed populist have emerged across Europe and in the United States. The French National Front, to take one important example, won municipal elections as early as 1983. Populism thus has a history — and, perhaps a future as well. In recent years, a growing number of populist movements have either surfaced or broadened their base, claiming to represent the people, indigenous culture, and national sovereignty against cosmopolitan elites, the establishment, and immigrants. In France, having until now held off the victory of the National Front’s presidential candidates, the electoral glass ceiling may soon crack. Held two weeks before the first round of French 2017 presidential elections (April 23), this conference will take stock of the current ‘populist moment’—in France and elsewhere—as a historical phenomenon and an object of study. Established and emerging scholars from Europe and the U.S. will come together — along with journalists — to address questions of method and analysis in comparative perspective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Conferences, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, The French National Front -- and Beyond: A Global Populist Moment?
Workshop |
Your retirement savings accounts can be the key to your future financial security.  Learn about contributions limits, asset allocation basics, taxation, and how these accounts operate.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Maximizing Your IRA and 401(k) Accounts
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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City Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Film |
An exploration into American-Cuban relations when an American dance company performs in Cuba for the first time in 40 years. 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Documentary: Cynthia Newport's Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight (2004)
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Heart of the Park 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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Workshop |
Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you define, design and experience your dream life. In this fun and highly interactive workshop, you will learn: • What is it that you really want in your life – what makes you come alive? • How to design a dream for your life that reflects your unique life “blueprint” • A 5-point test to determine if your dream is right for you.
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Design a Life You Love Living
Workshop |
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes.
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Film |
Starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Craig T. Nelson. Two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell can keep them locked in. 111 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Sidney Poitier's Stir Crazy (1980): Prison Comedy
Gallery Talk |
See the works by artists Hanne Darboven (pictured) and Kishio Suga.
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Public Guided Tour of 2 Art Shows
Gallery Talk |
Lecturer Alexandra Munroe is an award-winning author, curator, and scholar, focusing on art, culture, and institutional global strategy. Munroe is the Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art and Senior Advisor of Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where she has led the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative since it was founded in 2006. Under her leadership, the museum has presented groundbreaking exhibitions and scholarly publications on Asian art in a global context and has expanded its mission to study, acquire, and exhibit art from beyond the Western world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, A Lecture on the Artist Kishio Suga
Dance Performance |
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones this performance offers choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception during which artists and audiences share perspectives about the works-in-progress. Tonight: Candace Thompson Tara Willis (pictured)
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3:00 pm
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Dance Performances, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Dance Works-in-Progress
Other |
"You're welcome here kind stranger..." Join a celebration of New York City's multicultural landscape in an afternoon of music and words curated by David O'Rourke and Seth Abramson.
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3:00 pm
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Others, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Fáilte Romhat A Dheoraí Dhil (Welcome Dear Wanderer): An Artist Open House
Master Class |
"The string contributions [were] dominated by bassist Scott Pingel… He played with absolute lack of pretense and an outlandish sense of glee that left Mozart's charming, much-loved trifle purring with delight. The audience must have gone crazy." — Strings Magazine
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Double Bass Master Class: Scott Pingel
Film |
A cinematic mediation by Guston Sondin-Kung on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. 36 min. Following the screening, join a conversation with filmmaker Sondin-Kung and other special guests.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Films, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Documentary: Guston Sondin-Kung's Time Dead Time Alive (2016)
Classical Music |
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Saturday from Sept. 10, 2016 to May 27, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Concert |
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Lingyao Mu, accompanying 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  Lisa Barone, mezzo-soprano 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Beethoven Violin Sonatas 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Jon Snell, jazz piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Student Recitals
Talk |
Yesenia Fernandez-Selier guides an interactive exploration and celebration of Afro-Cuban music and dance traditions. Learn the customary rhythms, gestures, and folklore that fuels the island's music and dance heritage.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Cuban Moves in the Cafe
Classical Music |
This is a concert of chamber music presented by the young artists of The Chamber Music Center of New York. Works by Dvorak, Schumann, Vivaldi and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Chamber Music by Dvorak, Schumann, Vivaldi
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Concert |
Program: Ka-wai So: The Lonely Octans (solo flute) * World premiere Austin Ho-Kwen Yip: The Poetess (flute and piano) *US premiere Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong: Trace of Butterfly (alto flute and piano) *US premiere Chi-hin Leung: The Groove is in the Groove (solo piano) *US premiere Donald Man-Ching Yu: The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna (flute and piano) Wendy Wan-Ki Lee: Sprinkles and Splashes (solo harp) Wendy Wan-Ki Lee: Whirlwind (flute and harp) *US premiere Galison Lau: Six Sketches (flute, harp, piano) *World premiere Performed by: Linda Chatterton (flute), Rachel Brandwein (harp), and Aristo Sham (piano).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, New Music from Hong Kong
Festival |
The 7th Annual Chekhov Celebration includes musical and theatrical performances, Chekhov-inspired poetry, and much more in celebration of the subversive politics of the great writer Anton Chekhov. “Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds.” – AC
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Festivals, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Seventh Annual Chekhov Celebration
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 Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Amy Semes, Violin 8:30 p.m. Strauss Shi, Violin 8:30 p.m.
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8:30 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2017, 04/08/2017, Student Recitals
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