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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 14, 2018?

43 free events take place on August 14 in New York City. 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out August 14 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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All events, things to do on August 14, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Late Night Odyssey: Moving On from Heartbreak
free events nyc A moderated discussion on current events
free events nyc Whitney Museum Director David Breslin talks about the exhibition David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night
free events nyc Milos Forman's Hair (1979): Hippie Musical with Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo
free events nyc Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Tuesday Morning Meditation


Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels. Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Tuesday Morning Meditation

Workshop | Tai Chi Class


Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan want you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Tai Chi Class

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Kundalini Yoga

Workshop | Tuesday Morning Tai Chi


Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park. Guides from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Tuesday Morning Tai Chi

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


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
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Tours, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Yoga Outdoors

Workshop | Zumba Gold Workshop


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop

Film | The Party (2017): British Black Comedy


Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.  Directed by Sally Potter. Starring: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson. 71 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, The Party (2017): British Black Comedy

Jazz | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


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. Victor Lin is a Kenny Barron-trained Columbia University instructor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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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Tours, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Knitting in the Park

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Film | Head (1968): satirical musical adventure written by Jack Nicholson


The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Starring Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith. 86 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Head (1968): satirical musical adventure written by Jack Nicholson

Workshop | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Resume Help

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


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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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Drop-In Chess

Concert | Broadway Buskers Concert


Two concerts present original music, hits from yesterday and today, and musical theater tunes with singer-songwriters who happen to be Broadway actors and composers.  Jaime Cepero (Ellis Boyd on NBC’s Smash, and writer of the new musical Francois and the Rebels) performs at 5pm and Joey Contreras (one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know”) performs at 6pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Broadway Buskers Concert

Staged Reading | Late Night Odyssey: Moving On from Heartbreak


A heartbroken young novelist drags his best friends on a protracted journey of subway rides, drinking, and oddballs in an effort to move on. By Grant Bowen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Staged Readings, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Late Night Odyssey: Moving On from Heartbreak

Workshop | Trivia Tuesdays


Come to the popular Trivia Tuesdays outdoors. It's a perfect evening with your friends and colleagues with prizes and more. Tuesdays through August 14, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach


Manhattan Beach tells the haunting World War II-era story of Anna Kerrigan, who becomes the Brooklyn Navy Yard's first female diver, and her search for her missing father. Jennifer Egan is an American novelist and short story writer. Her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. As of February 28, 2018, she is the President of the PEN America Center. Please read the book before coming for the discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach

Discussion | Veselka’s owner talks about food, old and new NYC


PerNYC radio podcast is doing a live taping featuring Veselka's owner Tom Birchard.  Veselka, since 1954! is a classic NYC fixture for eastern european food. Since PerNYC host Jennifer Brodsky's arrival to NYC, she finds a week doesn't go by without someone mentioning memories at Veselka. Even more impressive - defying all odds, it continues to open every morning in the East Village of NYC with Tom Birchard helping keep it alive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Veselka’s owner talks about food, old and new NYC

Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in our country? A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

Workshop | Tuesday Trivia


Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Meditation at the Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Meditation at the Library

Dance Lesson | Strictly Tango


Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner! Tuesdays, July 10-September 11, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Strictly Tango

Talk | Upstate Escape: Roots of Tourism in the Empire State


In 19th century disease-riddled New York City, those who could afford to began seeking the restorative powers of nature. Come summer, the elite took off for Ballston, Saratoga Springs, and Niagara Falls in search of the springs’ curative properties, and to get away from the heat and illness that plagued the city. But with the expansion of railroads, the rising middle class followed suit, causing the elite to head yet farther afield, and spark the travel economies of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Ian Fowler, Geospatial Librarian and Map Curator, shares atlases and maps from the Library’s Maps Division that guided tourists to the respite they sought. Learn about and see rare materials including:  Beers’ “Combination Atlas of Saratoga and Ballston”  19th century maps of the “pleasure routes” to Saratoga, Lake George, Adirondacks and the White Mountains   A disease map of the port and vicinity of New York that accompanied a report on yellow fever by the physician in chief at the Marine Hospital on Staten Island. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Upstate Escape: Roots of Tourism in the Empire State

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. 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. Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 23 -September 29, 2018.
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Park Walks, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Discussion | Architecture and Design on a Church Rooftop


A lively discussion with Damon Rich and Jae Shin, partners of the design firm Hector.
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Discussions, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Architecture and Design on a Church Rooftop

Dancing | Sunset Salsa Dancing


Things heat up when the sun goes down with Sunset Salsa! Salsa dancing led by Talia Castro-Pozo and friends. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm; DJs start the party at 7:15pm. Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Sunset Salsa Dancing

Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water. Every Tuesday from June 5-September 11, 2018.
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Workshop | Yoga in the Evening


Come to a beautiful park for a yoga class. This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Every Tuesday from June 5-August 28, 2018.
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Workshop | Bodyroll Workout


Bodyroll is a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin' moves and bangin' grooves that will getchu looking (and feeling) suppa duppa fly! Tuesdays, August 7-September 25, 2018.                             The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South Manhattan Directions to this location   Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311
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Film | Oscar-Nominated Monsieur Lazhar (2011): The Ones Left Behind


At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. Directors Philippe Falardeau. Features Brigitte Poupart, Danielle Proulx, Émilien Néron, Mohamed Fellag. In French with English subtitles. 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Oscar-Nominated Monsieur Lazhar (2011): The Ones Left Behind

Poetry Reading | The Poets of Graywolf Press


With: Saskia Hamilton Matthea Harvey Erika L. Sanchez Susan Stewart  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, The Poets of Graywolf Press

Lecture | Whitney Museum Director David Breslin talks about the exhibition David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night


The Whitney's new exhibition  is the first major presentation of the work of Wojnarowicz in more than a decade. American painter David Wojnarowicz (1954-1991) came to prominence in the East Village art world of the '80s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of fiercely political, richly imagined, and highly personal work. He was 37 when he died from AIDS-related complications.
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Lectures, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Whitney Museum Director David Breslin talks about the exhibition David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Comedy Club | The New Paper Jam Comedy Show


See New York's funniest comics hone thier craft or test new material, plus enjoy happy hour specials and delicious snacks. Don't miss out on the city's best free comedy show.
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Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


Guest host Maggie Nuttall (New York Frigid Festival) will showcase the talents of Gabe Pacheco (Sirius XM's "Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang"), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Round Trip Comedy Series). and Jennifer Glick ("Talkingstick" @The Rubin Museum of Art).
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Comedy Clubs, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Movie in a Park | Milos Forman's Hair (1979): Hippie Musical with Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo


Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside. Dance scenes were choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and were performed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. The film was nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture (for Williams Director: Milos Forman 121 min.
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Movie in a Parks, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Milos Forman's Hair (1979): Hippie Musical with Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Film | Gremlins (1984): Little Monsters


A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Director: Joe Dante Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton 106 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 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Gremlins (1984): Little Monsters

Musical | Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare


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.
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Musicals, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 3-October 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2018, 08/14/2018, Stargazing in the City

Comedy Club | Baby Shower Comedy Show


The Baby Shower Comedy Show sets out on a mission to elevate bar comedy shows in NYC and offer a better experience - specifically for date nights or for people who might not seek out comedy in NYC. They bring the audience a very intimate, special show every week.
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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Play | A holiday comedy

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