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Wed, August 30, 2017
42 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 30, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc. Please note: Bring a flash drive with an MP3 or WMA audio file, and an MP4 or MOV video file if you wish to practice embedding media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010 Workshop
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This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your information on the internet as well as ensuring your computer is safe from those that want to hack it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Protecting Your Privacy and Security
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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Elements of Nature Drawing
Poetry Reading |
Poet, author, and educator Donna Masini will use Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park as a stage for live readings of poetry and prose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Donna Masini reads her poetry
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Bach at Noon
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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Jazz |
With: Kat Gang w/ Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi, Tim Bulkley 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Midtown Manhattan 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Origami Club
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Workshops, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Advanced MS Excel 2010 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Falun Dafa Meditation Class
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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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Journey Meditation
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John Crant shows how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fully prepare for interview success, and the right follows up after your interview.  This lecture is based on the Secrets that Executive Recruiters Use to prepare their candidates to win.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Job Interview Intervention
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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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Volleyball After Work
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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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Laughter Yoga
Film |
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955): Stepdaddy Wants the Money
Staged Reading |
An all-female team searches for a rare bird in Arkansas swamplands, badly misled by a zealous professor. First Come, First Seated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Staged Readings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, The Indelible Woodpecker by Jacob M. Appe
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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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
Screening |
“The Electric Grandmother” (1981) Starring Maureen Stapleton. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. A recently widowed father hires an electric grandmother to care for his three children. When the grandmotherly robot arrives from Mr. Fantoccini's workshop, she amazes the family with her unusual skills which include pouring beverages with her finger and hanging wash from a kite. The young daughter alone remains unimpressed until the grandmother acts on her promise that, "I'll always be here when you need me. "The Ugly Little Boy" (1977) Based on a short story by Isaac Asimov, a group of scientists bring a Neanderthal child through time to their futuristic world, 40,000 years advanced. To watch over him, they select a nurse whose career has been characterized by an absence of emotional attachments. In spite of herself, the nurse sympathizes with the primitive creature's subjection to laboratory tests and tries to surmount communication barriers. As the scientists prepare to send the child back in time, the nurse makes a climactic decision. Please arrive early. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Screenings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Sci-Fi vintage movies based on stories by Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov
Book Reading |
A fresh and sensitive examination of Eleanor Roosevelt―one of the most remarkable Americans in history―and the tortured father who would inspire and shape her future leadership and advocacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Eric Burns discusses his book Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life
Book Reading |
Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience, Wallace Shawn can't see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in. Having recently passed the age of 70, Shawn would like to pass on anything he's learned -- but he may not be ready yet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn discusses his book Night Thoughts
Jazz |
When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins, and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy - but well deserved - for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, The Sonny Fortune Quartet
Film |
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Jeff Nichols' Loving (2016): Interracial Marriage in the 1960s South
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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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7:00 pm
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Films, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Jeff Kaufman's Savoy King (2012): life and work of drummer and band leader Chick Webb
Film |
If you have it, spend it: Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way. The Challenge follows these men through the rituals that define their lives: perilously racing blacked-out SUVs up and down sand dunes; sharing communal meals; taking their Ferraris out for a spin with their pet cheetahs riding shotgun; and much more. 65 min/. Arrive at 7PM to enjoy a pre-screening performance of classic and modern Arabic music by Simon Moushabeck and Brian Prunka from the band Sharq Attack and Samer Ali of Takht Al-Nagham. The event is rescheduled from Aug 2 which was cancelled due to rain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Yuri Ancarani's The Challenge (2016): Surreal World of Qatari Sheikhs
Screening |
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky delivers a tour-de-force performance as Queen Elizabeth, the third of Donizetti’s perilous “Three Queens,” alongside Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Original transmission: April 16, 2016 Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Donizetti's Roberto Devereux: A Screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Production
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
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Comedy Clubs, August 30, 2017, 08/30/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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