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All events, things to do on August 9, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Park Boot Camp
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With: Nancy Bruning Wednesdays through October 25, 2017
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Fitness Class
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 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, 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 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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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9:45 am
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, 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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9:45 am
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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
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10:00 am
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Dance Performances, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Netta Yerushalmy, Choreographer and Dancer
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Learn all about Skype's popular platform for video chatting on nearly any internet-connected device.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Skype and Video Chatting
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Urban sketching has become a popular pursuit. Bryant park is an ideal location for this workshop because of the variety of people and activities within it and the architecture that surrounds it. Using a “scribble and refine” approach to drawing, with a simple ink pen, will build confidence. Practice how to really “see” what is in front of us, and capture it on the page by looking at shapes instead of objects, and exploring the spaces and connections between things. Adding words, collage and color will help you learn to fill the page and create a visual diary of the world around us. Learn to record the story of your life through sketches. An accomplished watercolor artist, instructor Marilyn Rose is a signature member of many art organizations including the Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, The Northeast Watercolor Club and The New Jersey Water Color Club. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and plein air events, teaches regular classes in the tri-state area at the Art School at the Old Church in Demarest, NJ and is often asked to give workshops and demonstrations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Urban Sketching Workshop
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Want a crash course in coding for the web? Try out HTML and CSS at Mozilla's Thimble, a free tool for creating simple webpages. This course goes over the bare basics of how to edit code to make a simple website.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Create a Website with HTML and CSS
Park Walk |
Join 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. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Public Park Tour
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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11:00 am
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Park Walks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Elements of Nature Drawing
Concert |
A fresh face for chamber music in New York, Affinity Brass aims to provide performances of the highest artistic caliber that both inspire and entertain. Presenting a wide array of music, from arrangements of the classics to popular jazz, and from pop music to brass standards, Affinity calls upon the diverse background of each of its members to provide an eclectic mix of musical styles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, The Affinity Brass Quintet, Fresh-Faced Chamber Ensemble
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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 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Juggling in the Park
Book Reading |
The award-winning investigative journalist brings the story behind Tom Hayes, and one of the biggest financial scandals in history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Readings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, David Enrich discusses his book The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
Jazz |
Dan Manjovi's song “Somethin’s Comin’ My Way” is featured on the acclaimed Oscar-winning Lionsgate film and Geffen Records soundtrack Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire. Manjovi wrote, arranged and produced the track at the request of the film’s director, Lee Daniels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Dan Manjovi, Jazz Pianist and Composer
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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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 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Jazz |
With: Melissa Hamilton w/ Lee Tomboulian, Hilliard Greene Midday Jazz is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Midday Jazz
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Want a crash course in coding for the web? Try out HTML and CSS at Mozilla's Thimble, a free tool for creating simple webpages. This course goes over the bare basics of how to edit code to make a simple website.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Create a Website with HTML and CSS
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, High Line Tour
City Walk |
This three hour tour is a great way to explore three of Gotham’s most historic locations. This tour takes you through legendary Lower East Side streets like Essex, Grand, Hester, Orchard, and Delancey. Along the way, we’ll get a feel for what life was like for the millions of immigrants who arrived here throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th Century. We’ll also see how this neighborhood has transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas in the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
Discussion |
Featuring Kenneth Wishnia, Dick Belsky and Erica Obey.
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2:00 pm
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Discussions, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, NY, Scene of the Crime: Mystery Author Discussion
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Jazz Wednesdays with the Bill Wurtzel Trio
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Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Researching the History of Your New York City Home
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Meets each Wednesday afternoon from May 6 through October 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Gallery Talk |
Director and curator Carol Willis will lead a curator's tour of the museum's exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
$5/$2.50 students/seniors
Gallery Talks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Curator's Tour: Ten & Taller 1874-1900
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Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Drop-In Chess
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Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners Workshop
Book Reading |
A skewering of the American underbelly by the bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate You.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Corey Taylor reads from his book America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside 'The Greatest Country in the World'
Concert |
Vocalist, songwriter, and session singer Justina Soto is set to perform a blend of pop, electronic, and jazz arrangements.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Justina Maria Soto, Pop Singer-Songwriter
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Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Falun Dafa Meditation Class
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Magda Szabo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, The Door: No Ordinary Maid
City Walk |
With local historian Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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City Walks, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour
Concert |
Malpaso Dance Company Filled with the zesty cadences of the authentic Cuban experience, Malpaso Dance Company, led by the inspired, award-winning artistic director Osnel Delgado (graduate and professor of the dance-domain-revered National Dance School), brings modern Havana-based takes on rumba & salsa-influenced movement to the awaiting world. Daymé Arocena Daymé Arocena is a musically magnanimous ambassador of Afro-Cuban culture, ebulliently bestowing her bravura onto the rest of the globe. At only 23 years old, Arocena has already made an indelible mark on the Cuban music landscape with her dynamic blend of jazz and Cuban neo-soul. Applauded by The New York Times for her ability to unite “cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots,” she splices complex phrasing with expressly Cuban elements, such as Santerian chanting. Nickodemus Nickodemus is a New York-raised DJ and producer, who has traveled to the hottest dance spots on the globe, igniting the decks with NYC bravura. Ever since the 90’s, he has been producing original music and remixing tracks for a host of music titans, including Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Mr Scruff feat. Alice Russell, Thievery Corporation, Miguel Migs, The Balkan Beat Box, Quantic, The Pimps of Joytime & many more. Featuring 6pm pre-show panel “Cuban Music and Dance in the Mix” with moderator Ned Sublette and panelists Dayme Arocena, Nickodemus, and Yesenia Fernandez-Selier. Ned Sublette, educational Cuban music travel leader, author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, longtime producer for Afropop Worldwide, and co-founder of the Qbadisc record label, will talk with the invited guests about Cuba as a space for music and dance, how Cuban music and dance transform when they are exported, and how they fit into the mix in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Cuban Music and Dance: Malpaso Dance Company / Daymé Arocena / Nickodemus
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In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. This simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand. In this class, you will: Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practice Learn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and body Understand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyond Come meditate and munch on healthy salads provided by Sweetgreen Wednesdays, June 14-August 30, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Journey Meditation
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, our expert yoga instructor will guide you through a routine that works for you. Please bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Sunset Yoga
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Shake off the stress of work and join others for some friendly competition at drop-in volleyball. Esplanade Plaza hosts an after-work volleyball game for adults. They will provide the scorekeeper and the ball, and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Volleyball After Work
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Most job hunters adopt the attitude “I’ll answer their questions as honestly as I can and then let the chips fall where they may.”  Unfortunately, this type of thinking can end up sabotaging not just the interview, but your entire job search. Career Coach Chip Conlin demonstrates how to answer questions strategically, not fatalistically. Learn some proven techniques to improve your interviewing skills by becoming more adept at handling the most difficult of questions.  Experience how to approach the interview pro-actively and see how well you can handle certain questions in this interactive session.                                                                                    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Handling Difficult Interview Questions
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Build your empire and trade your way to 10 victory points.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Settlers of Catan Social
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Enjoy Hatha Yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat. Wednesdays from June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun
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For Tejal Yoga, the practice, traditions, and teachings stem from a greater source within, a source that taps into her culture, heritage, and roots. Tejal Yoga began in 2013, after Tejal completed her first vinyasa yoga teacher training at The Yoga Room in Astoria, NY. Her love of teaching and passion for the practice led her to India for a traditional hatha yoga training in 2014. Tejal Yoga offers radiant yoga in a warm environment with a clear voice, helping you to feel acknowledged and aligned.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
$10 suggested donation...
Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Yoga Outdoors
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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
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
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This is part of a series of free fitness classes on eight consecutive Wednesdays this summer. The classes are taught by instructors from local neighborhood businesses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Wellness Wednesdays: Yoga and Barre
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This is part of a series of free fitness classes on eight consecutive Wednesdays this summer. The classes are taught by instructors from local neighborhood businesses.
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Reggie Time: Core and Strength Conditioning
Screening |
“Roaches’ Lullaby” (1973) A humorous film which features interviews with three zealous New York City roach-haters who demonstrate their own extermination techniques and recount - in hilarious detail - their own personal experiences with cockroaches. Includes an original musical composition lamenting the presence of this pesty insect in urban life. “How to Look at a City” (1964) Eugene Raskin paints a word portrait of New York, as seen by lovers, adventurers, and the star-struck, against a background of jazz. He contrasts old neighborhoods with the bustle of the business world and discusses three fundamental standards used by architects and planners to judge the quality of a neighborhood - human scale, density, and variety. “Life in New York” (1969) Made by teenagers, this film is an exhortation to the people of the Lower East Side in New York City to unite and improve their neighborhoods. Shots of fashionable Park Avenue are intercut with shots of garbage-filled empty lots and drug abuse on the Lower East Side throughout this strong indictment of socio-economic disparity. “Bowery Men's Shelter” (1972) A portrait of the Men's Shelter on East 3rd Street in New York City. It is the only home for many alcoholics, drug addicts and ex-mental patients. “Flaming Creatures” (1963) Sensual underground classic film which pushed the limits of its day while surviving attempts to censor its content. Banned in 22 U.S. states and four countries. Please arrive early. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Screenings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, New York Essence: short films from the 60s-70s, stories by New Yorkers
Opening Reception |
Vinyl Vandals is a collaborative art exposition that combines and celebrates the world of record collecting and music culture, with street art. Artist’s are selected based on their unique set of skills, techniques, and styles. Similar to the practice of sampling in Hip Hop culture, the artist’s choose record covers that appeal to them on a musical or visual level and remix it to create a whole new work of art. Artists presented: Dmote, Soviet, Wane, Nero, Faip, Sofa, Aroe77, 10 Grand Press, Mast, Curve, Arbor, Bzee, NZ1, Ast, Jurne, Rey, Tones, Sneke, DirtyFinger Music from DJ’s Pablo 77, and friends.
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7:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Vinyl Vandals: art exposition of record covers and music
Poetry Reading |
Stacyann Chin A proud Jamaican National, Staceyann Chin is the recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from The Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project, the 2009 New York State Senate Award, the 2013 American Heritage Award from American Immigration Council, and the 2016 Planned Parenthood Excellence in Media award. Ntozake Shange Ntozake Shange is one of America’s greatest living writers, an acknowledged master in the genres of drama, fiction, memoir, and poetry (having written 15 plays, 19 poetry collections, 6 novels, 5 children’s books, 3 collections of essays, and a partial memoir). Sarah Kay Born to a Japanese American mother and Jewish American father, Sarah Kay grew up in NYC with an intense drive to express herself. At only fourteen years old, she was already performing at the famed Bowery Poetry Club in the East Village. Two years later, she founded (and remains co-director of) Project V.O.I.C.E., an organization that utilizes original spoken word as an instrument to teach and inspire.
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Poetry Readings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Staceyann Chin / Ntozake Shange / Sarah Kay
Book Reading |
Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what control you have over your own body? Can police search your cellphone? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court, whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech, and the right to a fair trial.
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Michael G. Trachtman discusses his book The Supremes’ Greatest Hits: The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life
Concert |
A contemporary pop/rock band of which it is said that fans fell hard for their combination of a "velvet voice" (NPR) and their “deadly way with melody" (TimeOut New York). Andy Suzuki and Kozza Olatunji-Babumba (of Andy Suzuki & The Method) have been making music together for nearly a decade and have recently released their new album The Glass Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Pop/rock: Andy Suzuki and the Method
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Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic alto saxophone to each musical situation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Kenny Garrett, Preeminent Alto Saxophonist
Workshop |
Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape. Wednesdays at 7 pm, June 21 - August 16
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Workshops, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Piyo
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The Savoy Ballroom was the home of the Lindy Hop dancers, and the first venue in America where Blacks and Whites could dance and socialize together. Chick Webb developed childhood spinal tuberculosis and was a hunchbacked dwarf in constant pain, yet he virtually invented modern drumming and built the hottest Swing orchestra of the 1930s - the ‘house band’ of The Savoy Ballroom. Chick was mentored by Duke Ellington, toured with Louis Armstrong, discovered Ella Fitzgerald, beat Benny Goodman (with Gene Krupa) and Count Basie (with Billie Holiday) in battle of the bands, encouraged a struggling Dizzy Gillespie, and helmed the first Black band to host a national radio show . . . all before drumming himself to death at age 30. The screening will be followed by a dance performance and a discussion with Greg Thomas (jazz writer, editor, educator, & broadcast journalist), Bobby Sanabria (Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, documentary film producer), Dan Morgenstern (jazz historian, archivist, author) and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Jeff Kaufman's Savoy King (2012): life and work of drummer and band leader Chick Webb
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Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. 116 min.
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Films, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Hannes Holm's A Man Called Ove (2015): Swedish Comedy-Drama
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This fascinating, charming hybrid of documentary and drama from Spain’s legendary Surrealist, circles the theme of the transformational power of great music. The screen is filled with a subway car of passionate cello-playing musicians; then we’re accompanying a guide who gives tours of Leipzig dressed in full Bach regalia; followed by Mendelssohn’s discovery of sheet music for the “St. Matthew Passion” used as wrapping paper for a chunk of raw meat. By turns funny and serious, poignant, sexy, and refreshing – a nearly unclassifiable film, filled with indelible imagery. 102 min. Enjoy a pre-screening performance of flamenco dance, music and poetry from Numina Dance Theater.
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Films, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Pere Portabella's The Silence Before Bach (2007): Spanish Docudrama
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The Bard's tragedy of power and treacherous ambition comes to life in a panormic outdoor professional production.
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Plays, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
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Led by the “supremely gifted” pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernández (Relix), the two-time Grammy Award–winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra lights up the night with a set of full-throttled salsa dura. Having played alongside Latin royalty, including Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz, the 13 SHO musicians represent a veritable New York salsa supergroup. Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castañeda opens the show with the signature blend of jazz and South American folk music that has earned him avid fans across the globe. “Encompass both the pleasures of the dance floor and the pride and aspirations of the barrio.” – New York Times on the Spanish Harlem Orchestra “A world-traveling, collaborative musical marvel.” – NPR on Edmar Castañeda
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Grammy winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra
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As the debate about which bathroom transgender people should use continues, a more complex question is emerging about how early the medical transition begins for trans kids. Families and doctors are rewriting the rules as they decide when and how to start medical intervention before transgender youth hit puberty. VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni explores this emotionally charged and rapidly evolving issue with trans youth and their parents in the midst of this intense process. Following the screening, Executive Producer Tim Clancy will moderate a conversation with producers Nicole Bozorgmir and Hendrik Hinzel. Seating is limited and first come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, VICE's Trans Youth: hot debate on trans kids
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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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Plays, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: An Enchanting Comedy
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Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. 128 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 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Damien Chazelle's La La Land (2016): 6-Time Oscar-Winning Musical
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Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore. "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 117 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Favorite
Comedy Club |
Performers: - Mark Normand (One-Hour Comedy Central special “Don’t Be Yourself”; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; Conan; The Tonight Show) - Matt Koff (Writer for The Daily Show; The Onion; performed on Comedy Central's House Party) - Liz Magee (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival; Writer for Reducrtress; NBC Latenight Comedy Writer's Workshop) - Rob Ryan (AXS.tv's Gotham Comedy Live; FOX's Laughs) - Brian Jian (Last Comic Standing; Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival) Hosted by Ben Asher (Headlined the Iceland Comedy Festival; New York Comedy Festival; Funniest Jewish Comedian of the Year; The Friars Club)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, DoublePlusGood stand up comedy!
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Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, August 09, 2017, 08/09/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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