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48 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

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***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.*** California's Linkin Park rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which has sold ten million copies in the US alone.  In 2014, the band was declared as the Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now by Kerrang!.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, CANCELLED***Linkin Park, Veteran Rockers***CANCELLED
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Trace Adkins has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. With a career spanning decades, the country crooner is a staple on USO tours having participated in 10 within the last 15 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Trace Adkins, Grammy-Nominated Country Singer
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Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, singer-songwriter Brad Paisley has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher] He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Brad Paisley, Country Superstar
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 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Lower Manhattan 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.
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Dance Performances, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Netta Yerushalmy, Choreographer and Dancer
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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 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, New York One-Day Tour
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It is easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in 1811 did not include the park. But as the city grew rapidly in size, we needed a place for New Yorkers to get a breath of fresh air! Central Park, with its 843 acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. Today it is one of the best-known parks in the world and is enjoyed by millions-both locals and tourists alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Central Park All-in-One Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Street Fair
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Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Bridge Club
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A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Zumba Gold Workshop
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Get a step-by-step guide on how to make bracelets and necklaces with beads. Materials provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Beginner Jewelry Making Workshop
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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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 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Bertha Hope, World-Traveled Jazz Pianist
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 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Federal Reserve Bank 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Harlem 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Rockefeller Center Tour
Film |
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones. An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York City, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. 116 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, John Landis' Coming to America (1988): African Prince Seeks Bride
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Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee. A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. 134 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Leslie Norman's Dunkirk (1958): WW2 Drama
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Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Clint Eastwood's Sully (2016): Flight Ditches in Hudson River
Festival |
Every Friday on the lawn, the park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, the park will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.   Every Friday from May 12 to September 1, 2017.                         Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park  Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Bryant Park Corp. Related Links Bryant Park Website Categories Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, Food Additional Media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Friday Picnics in the Park
Book Reading |
Welcome performer Ronnie Marmo for a discussion and signing celebrating the release of Bruce's book, for which Marmo has recorded the audiobook. Additionally, Marmo will perform selections of his play I Am Not A Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Ronnie Marmo reads from the book How to Talk Dirty & Influence People: The Autobiography of Lenny Bruce
Concert |
Triboro has played at numerous festivals, including NEFFA, Philadelphia's Heritage Dance Festival, the New York Ukefest and New York's Eisteddfod, and at many New York-area venues, including Jalopy, Hurdy Gurdy, American Folk Art Museum, Peoples’ Voice Café, Paddy Reilly's, Richmondtown Restoration Tavern Concert Series, The Good Coffee House, Folk on Broadway, and the Minstrel Coffeehouse.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Triboro, Country-Folk Threesome
Other |
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Others, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, #TotallyPublicKaraoke
Workshop |
Learn a new strategy game and discuss tactics at socials focused on tactical games like King of Tokyo, Shadows over Camelot, Forbidden Island, Alhambra, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Strategy Game Social
Party |
In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our fourth annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of the genre in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement. Host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali's Closet, who’ll entertain the crowd as our deejays DJ Missy B, Craig Nice, and DJ Frankie Paradise will have you moving your feet. PLUS: Singer Krystine Walker will perform her hit song "Give Me A Reason" and debut one of her new tracks. Don't miss it!  18+ to party 21+ to drink
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Partys, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, First Fridays: House Music Edition
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Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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The Hudson Warehouse presents Shakespeare's history play, directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. July 27 – Aug 20, Thursday through Sunday nights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Pay-what-you-can admission policy
Plays, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Henry V: A Hudson Warehouse Production
Dance Performance |
A dance performance and party featuring a siren-like lighting installation. Under these conditions, visitors are invited to experience how, in the face of urgent conditions, dance can offer one form of cathartic release. Featuring DJ Thomas Ian Campbell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Dance performance and party
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Choreographer-dancers Chloe and Maud Arnold are a sizzling sister act whose advanced technique and original choreography set to contemporary music thrillingly place tap back at the heart of pop culture. “Incredible.” – Elle “Jaw-dropping.” – Huffington Post
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Tap dance: fierce footwork and passionate artistry
Jazz |
Chuck Braman's Quintet features Bill Mobley, trumpet; Dave Riekenberg, tenor Sax, Cecilia Coleman, piano, Noriko Ueda, bass, Chuck Braman, drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, The Chuck Braman Jazz Band
Workshop |
Strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness with this martial arts-inspired workout. Your instructor will lead you through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai and karate. Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Body Combat
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This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with Hip-Hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves. Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Hip Hop Dance Aerobics
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An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Post-film discussion, Ethics in Film, led by Chris Everett. Snacks and beverages are included.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$5
Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Michael Curtiz's Casablanca (1942): American classic, three Oscars
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. July 27-August 12, 2017, Thursdays through Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Henry VI, Part 3: Shakespeare Outdoors Presented by the Drilling Company
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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 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
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The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
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7:30 pm
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Tours, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
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Brooklyn collective Wordless Music Orchestra conducted onstage by the score's composer, Ludwig Goransson, provides the live score for the film Creed, a story of underdogs and redemption. Also: Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Wordless Music Orchestra performs the live score from Creed
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Eleven years after the untimely death of American hip-hop producer J Dilla, L.A. multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson brings his expansive reimagination of Dilla’s music as contemporary chamber music to NYC for the first time. Bridging orchestral textures with elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation, and world music, Suite for Ma Dukes began with the 2007 release of producer Carlos Niño and Atwood-Ferguson’s instrumental version of J Dilla and Common’s “Nag Champa,” followed by the Suite for Ma Dukes EP and 2009 live premiere in L.A. “The most powerful thing I’ve heard in a long time.” – BBC Radio One on Suite for Ma Dukes “One of the premier musicians, orchestrators, arrangers, and composers of our time.” – LA Weekly on Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Contemporary music: orchestral textures with elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation, world music
Film |
Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and businessman Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream restaurant, Paradise, in New Jersey. However, Primo's authentic food is too unfamiliar for the local tastes, and the restaurant is struggling. When famous Italian-American bandleader Louis Prima is scheduled to appear at Paradise, the two brothers put all of their efforts into the important meal, which will likely decide the fate of their restaurant.   Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised). Arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci's Big Night (1996): comedy-drama
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Kusama Yayoi, Cai Guo-Qiang and Hyon Gyon join other internationally renowned artists from the three nations (Japan, China, South Korea) including those based in Kyoto. This exhibition will allow visitors to experience the quality and intensity of contemporary art in the cultural city of Kyoto as well as come into contact with the passion and endeavors of artists from these countries that pioneer new frontiers and transcend national identities through the universal approaches of art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Partys, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Gallery party with contemporary art representing Japan, China, South Korea
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
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: An Enchanting Comedy
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Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. 108 min. Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Movie begins at dusk (around 8:30pm).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:15 pm
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Films, August 04, 2017, 08/04/2017, Christophe Lourdelet's Sing (2016): Animated Musical
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