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Wed, August 23, 2017
43 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 23, 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
Free
Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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
Free
Tours, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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
Free
City Walks, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
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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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Public Park Tour
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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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, App/Vice Workshop
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Learn the basics of using a Mac computer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Mac Computers for Beginners
Book Reading |
The heart-pounding story of rowing expert Mick Dawson's most challenging feats on the open water, culminating in his greatest achievement: crossing the North Pacific Ocean in a small rowboat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Readings, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Mick Dawson discusses his book Battling the Ocean in a Rowboat: Crossing the Atlantic and North Pacific on Oars and Grit
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Jazz |
With: Peter & Will Anderson 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Midday Jazz
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
Workshop |
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
2:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Drop-In Chess
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Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting  and print previewing worksheets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Falun Dafa Meditation Class
Book Reading |
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, the debut novel by award-winning screenwriter Chiara Barzini, is a unique immigrant bildungsroman casting 1990’s Los Angeles in a new light, full of cultural clashes, crises, and collisions. Barzini is joined by Christopher Bollen, whose latest novel The Destroyers also features characters transplanted to an unfamiliar place and faced with hidden challenges and dangers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Writers Read: Chiara Barzini / Christopher Bollen
Workshop |
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Volleyball After Work
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In this interactive session, Renee Lee Rosenberg discusses mindful strategies to get positive results in your job search. This session is about you, the job seeker and how to be more fulfilled and energized in your search. Renee Lee Rosenberg is the author of Achieving the Good Life after 50 and is a certified career counselor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Ten Strategies for a More Mindful and Productive Job Search
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Laughter yoga provides the health benefits of stimulating heart and blood circulation. It is a unique combination of breathing exercises, stretching, clapping and laughing together in a group. In providing a social, therapeutic environment to exercise our ability to laugh, practitioners frequently experience elevated mood, improved immune and respiratory function, reduced self-consciousness and greater resilience to stress. It is appropriate for people of any level of fitness. No mats or special clothes needed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Laughter Yoga
Performance |
A Play, A Musical and Snacks In-Between. 6:00PM Mallory Li & the Kingdom of Wit and Wonder by Molly Powers Gallagher Thirteen-year-old Mallory's world is about to be turned upside-down and inside-out, and she is not happy about it.  But who would want a new stepmom who is making you leave your beloved New York City to move to a new weird place called Suburbia?  Refusing to accept all this change, Mallory runs away.  With her little sister Lily in tow, Mallory gets swept away into a fantastical land full of interesting (and sometimes scary!) creatures like Alliterators, Conundrums, and Cliffhangers.  With their lives in peril, can Mallory and Lily find their way home? 7:00pm WINE, SNACKS & MUSIC.  7:30pm K.C. @ Bat (an original musical) Book & Lyrics by Rocco Natale (pictured) Music by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler Ernest Thayer’s beloved 1888 poem about fictional baseball legend Casey and the town of Mudville springs vividly to life in the present day.  When young K.C. moves to Mudville with her father from New York City, she struggles to fit in at her new school.  But it's through her love of baseball that she finally connects:  an avid ballplayer, K.C. whips the down-and-out local team into shape, leading them all the way to the championship game, where she learns that there are things even more important than winning...
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Performances, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Family Night at the Theater
Book Discussion |
Tonight welcome Keiko Hoshino and Mariko Gale as they discuss the book The Miracle of Meditation by Ryuho Okawa. After the discussion there will be a guided meditation led by Gale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, The Miracle of Meditation: Followed by a Guided Workshop
Workshop |
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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, 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
Free
Workshops, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Screening |
The 1960 film Jazz on a Summer’s Day is one of the first music-festival films. Directed by famed photographer Bert Stern, it documents the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and features performances and appearances by: Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Big Maybelle, Dinah Washington, Anita O’Day, Sonny Stitt, Gerry Mulligan, and Eric Dolphy. Highlights include Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden’s duet on “Rocking Chair” and Mahalia Jackson’s gospel climax. Please arrive early. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Screenings, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960): Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong and others
Film |
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton A writer and wall street trader finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. 143 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013): 2-Time Oscar Winner
Book Reading |
In a work that spans the twentieth century, Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it. Remaking the American Patient explores the consequences of the consumer economy and American medicine having come of age at exactly the same time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Nancy Tomes discusses her book Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers
Film |
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. 127 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Theodore Melfi's Hidden Figures (2016): 3 Oscar Nominations
Film |
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. 93 min. Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Mariana Rondón's Bad Hair (2013): Drama from Venezuela
Play |
The Bard's tragedy of power and treacherous ambition comes to life in a panoramic outdoor professional production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
Jazz |
Ensemble of students and veteran jazz players perform a Charlie “Bird” Parker tribute to the 1950 recording of Charlie Parker with Strings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Charlie Parker with Strings
Comedy Club |
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
Free
Comedy Clubs, August 23, 2017, 08/23/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Classical Music | One of the oldest choirs of NY perform famous Requiem

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Classical Music | Piano works by Debussy and more

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