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Tue, August 1, 2017
47 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 1, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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These morning classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center are led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Morning Tai Chi
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Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels. Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Meditation in the Morning
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Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park. Guides from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tuesday Morning Tai Chi
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Harlem Tour
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In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
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Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Dance Performance |
New York City-based choreographer and dancer Netta Yerushalmy will use the park as a site for creation and experimentation in dance. Offering a dynamic schedule of performances, Danspace Project‘s Yerushalmy will use the outdoor space to express the limits of her craft by spending entire days dancing in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Netta Yerushalmy, Choreographer and Dancer
Workshop |
Learn the basic skills of watercolor, urban sketching, and drawing taught by the professionals from the Painter in Residence Program. Workshops are limited to 10-12 participants per class. Limited supplies will be provided. Watercolor is the perfect medium for capturing the vibrant energy of the flowers and plants of the park. Learn to paint the beautiful urns and the bright plants they contain in a bold and colorful style. Emphasize light, shadow and form to create an atmospheric, impressionistic result. Instructor Anne Kullaf is a contemporary painter working in a variety of media. Her paintings utilize the principles of drawing from direct observation combined with efficient brushwork and a limited palette. She is a faculty member of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Center for Contemporary Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Watercolor Workshop
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Juggling in the Park
Dance Performance |
Moderated by Rodney Hill and principal members of Philadelphia’s world renowned dance company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, this program introduces audiences to personalities who influenced or invented various techniques and styles that have contributed to the Hip Hop dance culture. The program illustrates how Hip Hop has its roots in African tradition and culture throughout the Diasporas and includes not only African American, but Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican cultures from the early sixties throughout today. The program will include excerpts from the Company’s repertoiry and a Question and Answer period for audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Hip Hop Hangout with Rennie Harris Puremovement
Jazz |
Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire; Between Two Kings and her latest, Nothin’ But Love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Bertha Hope, World-Traveled Jazz Pianist
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussions, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook: Globe-Spanning Adventure
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, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take part in these beginner classes with Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Knitting for Beginners
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
City Walk |
On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Dance Performance |
The Trifecta Dance Collective explores the upcoming generation's opportunities and challenges in the current political climate. The dancers connect with the values inherited from previous generations, identifying that prejudice comes from fear and lack of understanding, and that acceptance requires a certain amount of courage. These women use dance to find the humanity that connects us all to one another, to see past our individual differences to find our common threads as citizens of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Modern dance: United Differences
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Juggling in the Park
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A fun al fresco fitness series consisting of three 45-minute classes starting at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Classes will consist of a variety of modalities including yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates and more.  Tuesdays, June 6-August 29, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sweat Sessions
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sahaja Meditation at the Library
Other |
Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Others, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tuesday Night Trivia
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Rediscover some of your favorite childhood games and learn fun twists on the classics. Play favorites like Jenga, Connect 4, Looping Louie, Gin Rummy, Scrabble, Rock em Sock em Robots, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Retro Game Social
Park Walk |
After work take an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. Terrain: Some stairs and a few inclines Length of tour: approximately 60 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Park Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, East Side Evening Stroll
Gallery Talk |
Show curator Kathy Battista of Sotheby's Institute of Art and artists will discuss the intersection of art and fashion. Contribute your gently used apparel and discover a treasure or two to enliven your wardrobe!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, The Art of Fashion: a talk on intersection of art and fashion
Play |
Enjoy a fully-staged production of The Madness of Hercules presented by the American Thymele Theatre. This particularly timely and moving tragedy from ca. 422 BCE depicts Hercules being driven insane by Madness and human beings trapped in a hostile world, sustained only by their love for one another and their sense of courage and nobility that cannot be defeated by authoritative forces.        
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, New York Euripides Summer Festival: The Madness of Hercules
Other |
Where you can be the know-it-all you always want to be. Drink prizes and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Others, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Trivia Tuesday
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Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. This event repeats every Tuesday until September 26, 2017.                             Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside Park Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311 Contact Email                           Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park West 89th Street and Riverside Drive Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Riverside HIIT Exercise Workshop
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Join Melissa Ricci of Base Fitness for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core. Bring your own mat. Tuesdays from June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Pilates in the Park
Performance |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Workshop |
Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This exercise series will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 6-Spetember 26.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Dancing |
Things heat up when the sun goes down with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia. Get in some Salsa dancing with some of NYC’s best DJs!. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm. Tuesdays, July 11 -August 15, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Dancings, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sunset Salsa
Workshop |
Have you ever wondered how your favorite K-Pop idols do their makeup? Join us for two special workshops on skincare and makeup tips and tricks. Youtube beauty guru Sydney Kim will introduce some of the most beloved K-Beauty products and popular K-pop idols' makeup styles. Everyone who joins will receive a free K-Beauty sample package.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, K-Beauty: Prep like a K-Pop Star
Play |
The Bard's tragedy of power and treacherous ambition comes to life in a panormic outdoor professional production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
Park Walk |
An enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Park Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Public Park Tour
Performance |
Some of NYC established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the Open Stage - the place where Anyone can get up and do Anything! Performers; Maggie Nuttall (New York Frigid Festival), Harry Terjanian (New York Comedy Festival, NY Underground Festival), Andre Thompson (Beige Phillip Show podcast), Menuhin Hart (NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, No Name's WORD UP comedy/variety show
Book Reading |
Hartsuyker delivers an electrifying adventure that illuminates the Viking world. Ragnvald grew up believing that he would take his father's place as chief of his family's lands. But the young warrior is betrayed and left for dead by his greedy stepfather Olaf. Ragnvald is determined to have revenge for his stepfather's betrayal, claim his birthright, and rescue his sister Svanhild.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Linnea Hartsuyker reads from her book The Half-Drowned King
Book Reading |
Kukafka examines the lives of three characters who must confront their darkest secrets when they find themselves at the center of a murder investigation of a high school girl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Danya Kukafka reads from her book Girl in Snow
Book Reading |
In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anaïs’s accomplice. An intimate look at the intricacies―and risks―of the female mentor-protégé relationship, Tristine Rainer’s Apprenticed to Venus stories her deep friendship with a pivotal historical figure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tristine Rainer discusses her book Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
Classical Music |
Program: Gustav Holst, (1874-1934), St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2,  (1922) Dimitri Shostakovich, (1906-75), String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110, (1960) Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750) Chorale No. 22: Schmuke dich, o liebe Seele Edvard Greig, (1843-1907), Holberg Suite, Op. 40, (1884) Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750), Chorale No. 34: Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott David Diamond, (1915-2005), Rounds, (1944) WQXR HOST:  Elliott Forrest The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra is a collective of dynamic like-minded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world’s finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization, each member is equal and has a voice in every step of the artistic process, from programming to performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, East Coast Chamber Orchestra performs works by Holst, Greig, Shostakovich, Bach
Play |
The theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. July 11-15; July 17-22; July 24-29; July 31-August 6; August 8-13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: An Enchanting Comedy
Film |
Last year South Korea was upended by public scandal; the country's first female president was impeached, and several titans of business are facing trial. Korea's grimy politics and corporate maneuverings have filtered through the country's cult (and wildly popular) movies. Film contains extended graphic and violent scenes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Korean cinema, Park Hoon Jung's New World (2013): a blockbuster of crime and punishment
Performance |
At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything from a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling to dance!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Open mic event: comedy, music, storytelling, dance
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