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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 10, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 36 free events take place on August 10 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out August 10 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of August . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Fri, August 10, 2018
36 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 10, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Jason Mraz: Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter
free events nyc Works by Chopin, Brahms, Schumann and more
free events nyc From foot-stomping sounds of Quebec to the dance of Guinea.
free events nyc A Powerhouse of Energetic and Evocative Dance: Timelessly Elegant and Brilliantly Musical Choreography
free events nyc West Side Story Reimagined
free events nyc Rebel Verses: Youth Arts Festival
free events nyc Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape
free events nyc Peter Rabbit (2018): Animated Adventure with James Corden, Sia
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The DJ and production dance-pop duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart hit number one with "Closer" and went platinum with their first album, Memories...Do Not Open. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, The Chainsmokers

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The Virginia-born entertainer came to prominence in the San Diego coffee shop scene.  He had Top Ten hits like "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up."  His latest album is Know. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
Free
Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Jason Mraz: Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter

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Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Introduction to Meditation

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Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

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These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Russ Kassoff is a jazz pianist, Broadway conductor, and music director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

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Visit the park’s apiary, enjoy a honey tasting, and learn about the lives of honeybees from the New York City Beekeepers Association.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Beekeeping Workshop

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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 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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A divorcée reluctantly wades into the dating pool at the urging of her family. Director: Gary David Goldberg. 98 min.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Must Love Dogs (2005) with John Cusack: romantic comedy

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A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Game Night (2018): Black Comedy

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A Jewish family, forced to build a new home in America after being exiled from Iraq, faces today’s climate of bigotry by reaffirming their heritage of hope and resilience. By Valerie David.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Staged Readings, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, The Home We Left Behind: Immigrants' Obstacles

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Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: - Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.).  - Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. - No negative criticism please. - Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. The theme is Literary Swindlers. From Dickens to detective novels, fiction is filled with swindlers—characters that lie, spin, or deceive to get ahead. Sign up for booktalking slots begins at 1:45 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Readings, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Share A Book You Loved

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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee. 184 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Stanley Kubrick's 4-Time Oscar Winning Barry Lyndon (1975)

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The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of theworld's most notorious hitmen. Director: Patrick Hughes 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) with Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

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A young woman visits a seaside town, which is attacked by a terrifying force of nature in the form of birds gone wild. Starring: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and Tippi Hedren. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, The Birds (1963): Hitchcock at his scariest!

Classical Music |


Young pianists and violinists perform works by Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy and many more. Program Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Sonata No. 1, Klavierstuekce Op119, Violin Sonata No.2 Chopin (1810 - 1849) Scherzo No. 1 Debussy (1862-1918) Estampes Bartok (1881-1945) Three Burlesques Schumann (1810-1856) Piano Sonata No.1, Fantasy Op.17 César Franck (1822-1890) Violin Sonata Liszt (1811-1886) Tarantella, Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Works by Chopin, Brahms, Schumann and more

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A sensational celebration of music from around the globe and across the country. From foot-stomping sounds of Quebec to the effervescent song and dance of Guinea. Performers: Les Grands Hurleurs Nicolas Pellerin, fiddle, feet, vocals Simon Lepage, bass, vocals Stéphane Tellier, guitar, mandolin, vocals Jordan Officer Jordan Officer, guitars, vocals Jesse Murphy, bass Tony Mason, drums Ismael & The Radiant Select Ismael Kouyaté, vocals, dance Matthew Albeck, guitar Greg Gonzalez, drums Patrick Andy, bass Abdoulaye Toure, djembe Poundo Gomis, vocals, dance Electra Weston, vocals, dance Tribu Baharú Boris “Tigre” Nelson Torres Guzman, guitar, vocals Cesar “Pocho” Augusto Urueta Figueroa, drums, vocals, percussion Josue “Shaka” Moreno Cabrera, MC, vocals, dance Ruder “Chindo Angola” Pacheco Silva, bass guitar and vocals Oscar Andres “Moniki” Gamboa Pena, percussion, keyboard, dance Nseka “Huit-Kilos” Bimwela, guitar The Campbell Brothers Chuck Campbell, pedal steel guitar Darick Campbell, lap steel guitar Phillip Campbell, MIDI guitar Carlton Campbell, drums Denise Brown, vocals Daric Bennett, bass Presented by Carnegie Hall; takes place in a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, From foot-stomping sounds of Quebec to the dance of Guinea.

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5:30 pm  Jan Bell -- Folk Americana from Yorkshire-born songwriter 6:05 pm  May Cheung -- Indie folk pop 6:40 pm  Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs -- Southern Gothic Americana
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

Movie in a Park |


Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Director: Ivan Reitman 105 min. Starting at 6PM, enjoy pre-screening music. The feature film begins at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Ghostbusters (1984): Sci-Fi Comedy with Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Sunset Jam on the Hudson

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Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Plays, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors

Dance Performance |


Peridance Contemporary Dance Company has been a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance since its inception in 1983. The Company is known for Artistic Director Igal Perry’s timelessly elegant and brilliantly musical choreography, and has an illustrious performance history at venues including the Joyce Theater, the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, and internationally in Italy, Israel, South Korea and Bulgaria. The performance will include showings of “Face to Face” with choreography by Norbert De La Cruz III, and Igal Perry’s, “Gran Partita,” which recently premiered in March of 2018. Featuring Alvin Ailey’s Revelations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, A Powerhouse of Energetic and Evocative Dance: Timelessly Elegant and Brilliantly Musical Choreography

Concert |


Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.  Tonight: High & Mighty Brass Band
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Musical Entertainment on the Waterfront

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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Director: Ivan Reitman 105 min. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Ghostbusters (1984) with Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd -- Outdoors

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Rebel Verses is a two-week festival celebrating new voices in the arts, featuring pieces created and performed by youth companies in NYC and beyond. With a mission to journey into the unapologetic and unrestrained creativity of the next generation, Rebel Verses values diverse stories ranging across age, sex, race, and time. Featuring poet and actor Flaco Navaja (Fighting, Pride and Glory).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5-15
Performances, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Rebel Verses: Youth Arts Festival

Comedy Club |


Comedian/author Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up") Mike Brown (SIRIUS XM) Robby Slowik (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival) Lynn Maleh (Wolf Den Comedy)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, No Name Comedy Variety Show

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the legendary Montreal collective, will join us with an earth-rattling, wall-of-sound experience. Emel Mathlouthi also performs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Earth-Rattling Montreal Music Collective

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Leonard Bernstein's score to West Side Story fused progressive big-band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a groundbreaking masterpiece that revolutionized the Broadway musical. Celebrate Bernstein’s centennial year with the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. Just a few blocks from where the opening of the film was shot, they reimagine the timeless instrumental score using traditional Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Brazilian, Venezuelan, and Mexican rhythms, funk, rock, and jazz. Poets La Bruja and Rich Villar kick off the evening with an electrifying set of spoken word.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, West Side Story Reimagined

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The Hairy Ape is a 1922 play about a brutish, unthinking laborer known as Yank, the protagonist of the play, as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Staged Readings, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape

Film |


An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. 116 min. Director: John Landis
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Coming to America (1988) with Eddie Murphy -- Outdoors

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Movie in a Park |


Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. Director: Will Gluck 95 min. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Peter Rabbit (2018): Animated Adventure with James Corden, Sia

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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. 202 min. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992): Biopic with Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Musicals, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

Movie in a Park |


World-famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans. 93 min. Director: Bob Spiers Bring a blanket!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 10, 2018, 08/10/2018, Spice World (1997): Pop Stars' 90s Heyday -- Outdoors
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