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The “Spirit of the Game” lives on. Enjoy drop-in, organized games of Ultimate Frisbee and learn why this is becoming a fast-growing sport all around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Ultimate Frisbee
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 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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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9:30 am
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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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9:45 am
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Harlem Tour
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Saturdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Street Fair
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Street Fair
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Learn techniques from world-renowned chess experts. Then put your new skills to the test against a grandmaster while they challenge 30 participants – simultaneously! Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul. Registration begins on-site at 10:00 AM. Grandmaster: Larry Christiansen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Chess Lecture and Simul
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Glide along the water while kayaking with the boathouse at the floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for Kayaking: - Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old. - Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance. - Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out. - Weather permitting. Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm, June 3 - August 26, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Kayaking Workshop
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Experience the joy of dance with dancers from the Limón Dance Company. Open to all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Moves with Limón Dance
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Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Drawing in the Park
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Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential. This event repeats every Saturday until September 30, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Butt and Gut Workshop
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This open level Gentle Flow class, led by teacher Jess Cambronero, will begin with the postures and dialogue that introduce the physical theme of the class and set an intention for the practice. Students will move through a slower-paced vinyasa flow with postures integrated into the sequence. Classes will be sequenced in a way that leads the practitioner to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Modifications to ease or advance a posture will be offered to students throughout the class, as well as thoughtful suggestions for alignment, technique, and self-inquiry. The closing asanas will focus on calming the body and mind, incorporating breathing techniques, body scans, and guided meditation. Please bring your own mat, as well as any props you wish to use, such as blankets or blocks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Tour |
Behind the scenes stories of Broadway theatres and shows with Broadway actor and licensed NYC tour guide, Prudence Wright Holmes. Visit legendary theatre hangouts like Sardis where you might see the stars of a current Broadway hit dining before a show. Learn the history of a district which has been called, “the theatrical mecca of the universe.” All this, in a 1 ½ hour fun-filled, fact-filled tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Broadway theatre tour
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Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park. Dance in the sun and get fit with friends. Colorful outfits are encouraged! This event repeats every Saturday until Sept. 30, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Stretch it out with this free beginner’s yoga class for Adults 19+ with the staff of the Chinatown YMCA. No experience is necessary. Wear loose fitted clothing. It is recommended not to eat two hours before the class. Please bring your own yoga mat and a block. Participants will be required to sign a waiver. July 22nd and 29th and August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2017
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Yoga for Beginners
City Walk |
Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The ‘Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter cultures. See for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where today’s locals continue the Village vibe. Led by a licensed guide, the tour lasts about 90 minutes and features unique and interesting information on the various social, architectural and/or historic aspects of the neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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City Walks, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, 8th Street and St. Mark's Place Tour
Workshop |
Come to a group of individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques.  All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome in this friendly and supportive atmosphere.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Writers Circle
Staged Reading |
Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Staged Readings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, The Life and Death of King Richard II
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Film |
Read the book. Watch the film. Discuss it! Grab your copies of Dennis Lehane's Live By Night. Be prepared to converse after the film.  It's the Roaring 20's and prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of ganster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, loing ago turned his back on his strict upbring for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, From Book to Film Club: Live by Night
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Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Zach Braff's Going in Style (2017): Elderly Bank Robbers
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Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. 89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Rob Reiner's Stand By Me (1986): Stephen King Story
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Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train (2016): Based on the Novel
Jazz |
Lee Konitz Quartet The Lee Konitz Quartet is comprised of four of the most skillful jazz veterans working today. Under the leadership of Lee Konitz, the group has been thrilling audiences for quite a long time. Konitz, a premiere alto saxophonist, started out in Chicago, where he put a lot of hours into learning his craft. His early work saw him playing with Claude Thornhill Orchestra (arranged by Gil Evans), Stan Kenton’s Orchestra, pianist Lennie Tristano, and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra. He would then break out on his own, amassing a staggering list of essential jazz credentials. Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science For Terri Lyne Carrington, it’s not just about sounding sweet. Along with her band Social Science, the princess of percussion has been melding her uncannily sophisticated drumming and composing abilities with impactful, relevant statements on the pressing social issues of today. With a lush composition of jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical and R&B, all reconfigured under the sweeping swath of freeform improvisation, Carrington is not afraid to mix things up. Louis Hayes Born in Motown, Louis Sedell Hayes came up virtually ensconced in authentic Detroit music stylings. At a young age he discovered the piano, but when his father presented him with a set of drums, his true passion was ignited. Coming up in 1950’s Detroit, surrounded by jazz giants Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell and Doug Watkins (to name a few), Hayes was mentored by the legendary Papa Joe Jones. At only eighteen years old, he moved to NYC and joined the Horace Silver Quintet, skyrocketing him into the critical public eye, with his full drumming talents on display. Charenee Wade The wonderfully outspoken Charenee Wade is a brave new voice on the modern jazz frontier, intent on using her art form to exact social change. This exquisite improvisational jazz vocalist, composer and arranger is just getting started, too. Her numerous accolades include being named the First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition and being invited to perform her original songs with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Jazz Sounds: Lee Konitz Quartet / Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science / Louis Hayes / Charenee Wade
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Dancing |
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dancings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Quiet Clubbing
Film |
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. 139 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 (2007): More Web-Slinging Action
Book Reading |
A reading of short story, poetry and essay for Black women writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Books by black women writers
Film |
Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o. A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. 124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe (2016): Unlikely Chess Champ
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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Plays, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
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Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. August 25-September 9, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, The Tempest: Shakespeare Outdoors Presented by the Drilling Company
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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City Walks, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Screening |
Željko Lučić stars as the brooding title character in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked production, which updates the action to Las Vegas in 1960. Diana Damrau is his impetuous daughter Gilda alongside Piotr Beczała as the licentious Duke. Original transmission: February 16, 2013 Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Rigoletto: A Screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Production
Film |
Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. The film will be preceded by chess activities for kids! 6 PM - MUSIC: R&B and Soul by Live DJ
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Films, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Mira Nair's Queen Of Katwe (2016): biographical sports drama
Cabaret |
Ruby Powers returns with her cadre of special guests. The evening will feature live music and comedy, from Broadway to Britney, Brecht to Bette.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 26, 2017, 08/26/2017, Ruby Powers, New York City's Most Joyous Drag Queen
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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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