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free events nyc The French Cookin’ Blues Band: authentic blues from around the country
free events nyc Vlasta REDL: Moravian Musical Legend - folk music and influences from rock and jazz.
free events nyc Orchestral Works by Bernstein and Tchiakovsky
free events nyc Far from the Front: Novelists Discuss War
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Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling
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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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9:30 am
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, 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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City Walks, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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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.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 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.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Harlem 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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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Grand Central Terminal Tour
City Walk |
On May 24, 1883, journalist Montgomery Schuyler said "It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge." This tour will tell the story of the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, and examine its ever-present historical, technological, and cultural impact. Note: this tour is held early, as to avoid the massive crowds that the bridge continues to attract, 135 years after its completion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Historic Brooklyn Bridge Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Street Fair
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Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. This tour repeats every Sunday.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Concert |
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Curtis Serafin, collaborative piano 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Jing Zhang, piano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Joseph Douglass, guitar 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Shih Chia Lin, piano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Shiya Tang, piano 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Fuchs Competition Winners' Concert 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Lingen Cen, piano 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Shiqi Luo, violin 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Xue Ding, viola 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Andres Valbuena, jazz drum set 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  John Hahn, classical piano 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Melanie Long, soprano
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Student Recitals
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Presented by the Program in Educational Theatre.
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Plays, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare to Go Production
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
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Park Walks, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
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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.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Brooklyn Heights Tour
City Walk |
Between 1880-1924, over 4 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Many settled in the neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, where Italian-Americans began to establish a unique culture that mixed the traditions of the old country with the ebbs and flows of their new home. This two hour walking tour visits the churches, restaurants, and infamous locales that have made Little Italy one of America's most enduring and celebrated neighborhoods.
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City Walks, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Stories from Little Italy
Poetry Reading |
Hilton Obenzinger writes poetry, fiction, history, and criticism. His books include This Passover or the Next I Will Never be in Jerusalem, which received the American Book Award, New York on Fire, which was selected by the Village Voice as one of the best books of the year, an autobiographical novel Busy Dying, and the recently released poetry collection Treyf Pesach. Bill Zavatsky has published poetry (Theories of Rain and Other Poems; Where X Marks the Spot), essays and reviews, and translations. For many years he taught in poets-in-the-schools programs (especially for Teachers and Writers Collaborative), then for a couple of years at the University of Texas at Austin, then for nearly a quarter-century at the Trinity School in New York City.
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Poetry Readings, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Poets Read: Hilton Obenzinger / Bill Zavatsky
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Hear the the 2017-18 World Music Ensembles in concert: Brazilian Ensemble directed by Vince Cherico & Leo Traversa Bluegrass Ensemble directed by James Kerr Arab Music Ensemble directed by Prof. Taoufik Ben-Amor
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, World Music Ensembles
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This Hall of Fame band plays a wide variety of styles, ranging from the Delta to Chicago, back down to Texas and Louisiana "second line". They also play an extensive selection of originals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, The French Cookin’ Blues Band: authentic blues from around the country
Reading |
In an ever-widening environment of antagonism toward immigrants, it is time now, more than ever, to hear from those whose stories represent some of the finest and bravest postulants of America’s collective dream. Dreamers share their stories with original pieces created under the guidance of author Álvaro Enrigue.
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2:30 pm
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Readings, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Dreaming Out Loud: Dreamers Share Their Stories
Book Reading |
In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph. The narrator, a storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own “disorientalization”–– forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel.
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Book Readings, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Négar Djavadi discusses her book Disoriental
Discussion |
The more familiar stories from World War II are set on the front, in the battlefield or in the war rooms where the course of history was determined. But fiction gives us insight into the war’s more far-reaching effects. In Never Anyone But You, Rupert Thomson reimagines a true story of a bohemian lesbian couple who fled Paris and undertook dangerous subversion work in the German-occupied island of Jersey. And in The Railwayman’s Wife, Ashley Hay writes of the wife, the doctor and the poet, all transformed by post-war trauma in a small coastal town south of Sydney, in far away Australia. They talk about the lives the war irrevocably altered in ways that only the novelist can explore.
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3:00 pm
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Discussions, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Far from the Front: Novelists Discuss War
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In 1846 a group of pioneers departed Independence, Missouri with their sights set on California. Sold the false promise of a shorter route, they became trapped in the Sierras during an especially harsh winter. Inspired by first person accounts, the tragic story of The Donner Party is reimagined to investigate the extreme choices people will make in order to survive. Text by Jeffry Denman & Joy Tomasko. Original Concept by Jeffry Denman. Note: Conceived as a dance-theatre piece, this presentation will be a reading of the full text, and dance will not be featured.  Donation is welcomed.
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Staged Readings, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, How Did We Get Here: The Story of the Donner Party
Classical Music |
Jérôme and Pauline Chabert, organists. Program Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (1724-1799) Prelude & Fugue in D Minor Jehan Alain (1911-1940) Choral cistercien (1934) Jehan Alain (1911-1940) Litanies (1937) Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Peer Gynt, Op. 23 - Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (1876) About the Performers Organist of Institut Marc de Ranse (France) Jérôme Chabert has performed as soloist, in chamber music concerts, and as accompanist, in France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Morocco, and others. Pauline Chabert teaches organ at the Marc de Ranse Institute. She was the organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Church of Saint-Martin-des-Champs in Paris. About the Program Claude-Bénigne Balbastre was a French composer, organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist. He was one of the most famous musicians of his time. Balbastre's fame was so great that the Archbishop of Paris, Christophe de Beaumont had to forbid him to play at Saint Roch during some of the services, because the churches were always crowded when he played. Jehan Ariste Alain was a French organist and composer. He wrote choral music, including a Requiem mass, chamber music, songs and three volumes of piano music. But it is his organ music for which he is best known. His most famous work is Litanies, composed in 1937. Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity.
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Organ pieces by European composers
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Bring your vibrant spirits in welcoming the Moravian legend Vlasta Redl and his band consisting of great musicians from the Czech and Slovak Republics, in their first performances in America. Enjoy Redl’s hits with their origins in folk music and influences from rock and jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Vlasta REDL: Moravian Musical Legend - folk music and influences from rock and jazz.
Classical Music |
With: Steven Patchel In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Steven Patchel has performed organ recitals in the U.S. and abroad including Boston’s Trinity Church, Harvard’s Busch Hall Museum, Princeton University Chapel, Kelvingrove Art Museum, Glasgow, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, It's Sunday Organ Recital
Classical Music |
Inga Kashakashvili and Anna Keiserman, piano duo. Program: Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Bethena, A Concert Waltz Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) Waltz, Op. 38 No.9 Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Waltz in B minor, No.6 D.145 Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Valse Oubliee No.1 in F Minor Claude Debussy (1862-1918) La Plus Que Lente, L.121 Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) Waltz in A flat Major, Op.38 Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) Waltz Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920) Waltz from “Yolka” The Christmas Tree Erik Satie (1866-1925) Waltz No. 2 “Son Binocle” Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Waltz from Cinderella, Op.102 No.1 Richard Danielpour (b.1956) Waiting for Chopin Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34 No.2 George Oakley (b.1979) Night Waltz Arvo Pärt (b.1935) Ukuaru Valss Dmitri Schostakovich (1906-1975) Waltz – Joke James Carlson (b.1946) Waltz Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Valse da Dor About the performers Pianist Inga Kashakashvili has performed at major venues around the world, such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, Barbican Centre (London), Opera House and Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture (Georgia) and more. About the Program In summer 1881 Franz Liszt composed a work that he called Valse oubliée (Forgotten waltz) in a letter to his publisher. The work is reminiscent of the appealing piano waltzes that the composer used to write when he was younger – although there is a certain distance to the usual waltz style. Liszt by no means renounces virtuosity and elegance, but rather infuses these characteristics with nostalgia and irony by embedding typical melodic and rhythmic elements of salon waltzes in innovative, harmonically alienating progressions. La plus que lente, L. 121 (The even slower waltz) by Claude Debussy was debuted at the New Carlton Hotel in Paris, where it was transcribed for strings and performed by a popular Romany band. Scriabin's Waltz in A flat Major, Op.38 opens with rich, Scriabin-esque theme that seems to exude heavy perfumes or remind the senses of flowers slightly wilting in the hot sun. The melody is sweet and leisurely, quirky and hesitant, but can suddenly turn passionate and fiery.This waltz will appeal not only to the composer's admirers, but to a fairly wide audience of piano music lovers.
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Circle of Waltzes: Piano Works by Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, and More
Classical Music |
Organist Christian Gautschi performs throughout Europe and USA, showcasing repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries. Past recital venues include such locations as Tonhalle (Zurich), Munster (Bern), Holy Trinity Sloane Square (London) and more.
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Christian Gautschi, Organist
Staged Reading |
Written by Colm Tóibín for the actress Lisa Dwan, Pale Sister is a dramatization of the voice of Ismene, sister of Antigone, who recounts Antigone’s defiance of the King as pressures mount on Ismene to act to vindicate her sister, or even follow her example. This staged reading by Lisa Dwan runs for one hour and fifteen minutes and will be followed by a discussion with Colm Tóibín and Lisa Dwan, chaired by Patricia Dailey.
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Staged Readings, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Pale Sister: Ismene's Story
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Theater of Light presents series of three short plays by three different up and coming, aspiring playwrights about betrayal, murder, and the afterlife.
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Plays, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Lights Up/ Fade to Black 3 Short Plays
Classical Music |
Duo Taddei-Nicolardi (Jacopo Taddei, saxophone; Luigi Nicolardi, piano) will perform pieces by Takashi Yoshimatsu, Roberto Molinelli, Paul Creston, Piet Swerts, Michael Nyman and Graham Fitkin. The program also includes the World Premiere of Elan by Alessandro Solbiati. About the Performers Duo Taddei-Nicolardi had performances in prestigious concert halls at Teatro Filodrammatici in Milano, Teatro Spazio89, Sala Verdi Milano, Philharmonic Academy of Rome among others.  Saxophonist Jacopo Taddei has appeared as soloist with the Italian Conservatories Orchestra, Moscow Soloists Orchestra and more.
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Chamber music for saxophone and piano
Comedy Club |
Bad news, everyone. Attempting to hook in audience members with their unique "local news" themed twist, Alex Ptak, Kevin Froleiks, and Carmen Lagala will be hosting some of the hottest line-ups in the city. An anonymous source was quoted as saying "Please go to church before. It's a hot stand-up comedy show."
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Comedy Clubs, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Bad News: It's a Comedy Show
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
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Tours, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Dance Performance |
The latest figures show New York homeless shelters are at a record high 60,400 and over 24,000 of them are youth. "We Sing, We Dance, We Feed!" TheEdwardMorganBallet will be honoring Earth Day by planting seeds of awareness with performances. With: Edward Morgan Joseph Alexander Cherayl Coupé Helen Waite Lynne Charnay (pictured) Donna Lamb
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Dance Performances, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, The 3rd Annual Ballet for the Homeless Featuring TheEdwardMorganBallet
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David Yoon, Percussion
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, College Recitals
Classical Music |
The Columbia University Orchestra's Spring 2018 concert, directed by Jeffrey Milarsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, Orchestral Works by Bernstein and Tchiakovsky
Comedy Club |
New line-up of comics each week. BYOB.
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Comedy Clubs, April 22, 2018, 04/22/2018, The Comedy Dungeon Show
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by European composers

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Concert | Epic tribute concert to one of the greatest R&B singers

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