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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 8, 2019?

70 free events take place on Thursday, August 8 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 8 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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All events, things to do on Thursday, August 8, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Sunrise Yoga


Wake up with Sunrise Yoga. Please bring your own mat and towel - 20 mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sunrise Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Morning Fitness

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-August 27, 2019
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Workshop | Cardio Workshop


Start your day with a heart-pumping Cardio class. Bring your energy and wear sneakers! Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Cardio Workshop

Workshop | Sunrise Yoga


Rise and shine and begin your morning with an outdoor yoga class that will help align your chakras and invigorate your day. Instructors focus on movements meant to enhance posture alignment and increase flexibility and balance. All levels welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve. Thursdays, July 11-September 5, 2019
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sunrise Yoga

Workshop | Sacred Sounds Yoga


Get your yoga on in the park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch. Please bring your own yoga mat.   Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-September 19, 2019
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sacred Sounds Yoga

Workshop | Tai Chi on the Lawn


Tai Chi is an art that promotes balance, strength, grace, and flexibility, and promotes a meditative mood with its “dance of quiet motion." Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Tai Chi on the Lawn

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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Lesson | Adult Coloring Group


Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditation. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
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Lessons, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Adult Coloring Group

Film | Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969): Nine Time Oscar Nominated Dram With Jane Fonda


The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon. 129 min. Director: Sydney Pollack. Starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York.  They Shoot Horses, Don't They? received nine nominations at the 42nd Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and winning Best Supporting Actor. It holds the Academy record for most nominations without one for Best Picture.
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sydney Pollack's&nbsp;They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969): Nine Time Oscar Nominated Dram With Jane Fonda

Festival | Throwback Thursday


Throwback Thursday lets New Yorkers and visitors of all ages eschew digital entertainment and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. The BID will organize a nostalgic game station with board games, a giant Connect4, and cornhole sets available to play for free. Games, kids craft with Home Depot, performance by North Coast (as seen at The PIT), and Summer Scoops with free gelato from Eataly.
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Festivals, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Throwback Thursday

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. All levels of experience welcome. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Resumes

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In this one-hour walking tour, they will examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Walking tours begin at the Governors Island Welcome Center at Soissons Landing and are hosted by the Friends of Governors Island. All tours are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Jazz | Lunchtime Jazz


Grab a bite from your favorite local lunchtime eatery and enjoy special performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty.
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Lunchtime Jazz

Concert | Reggae-Fusion Band Celebrates 45 Years


Longstanding reggae-fusion band Third World celebrates 45 years of sharing their music with the world. Mixing elements everything from R&B, funk, and pop, to rock, dancehall, and rap, Third World's unique sound and uplifting spirit has earned them fans across the globe, and they've toured alongside musical legends including Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, and Santana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Reggae-Fusion Band Celebrates 45 Years

Performance | Broadway in the Park


The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs. Featuring musical numbers from hit shows: A Musical About Star Wars Beautiful Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Pretty Woman
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Performances, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Broadway in the Park

Concert | 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. With: Daryl Sherman, Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
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Tours, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Tour The Battery

Gallery Talk | Wall Power! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift: Exhibition Walkthrough


Quilts—America’s great art experiment . . . monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry, and representation made (mostly) by women over more than three centuries. The museum’s collection is especially distinctive for unique, highly individualized expressions in this medium that is both yielding and unforgiving, challenging the maker to test the limits imposed by cutting and piecing bits of fabric The museum is renowned for its in-depth holdings of Amish quilts, whitework textiles, double wedding ring, crazy, appliqué quilts, and more. Led by museum gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Wall Power! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift: Exhibition Walkthrough

Poetry Reading | Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Sonnets


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Shakespeare and Beyond. This session, read and discuss selections from the foundational work of Shakespeare's sonnets. All literary enthusiasts are welcome!
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Poetry Readings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Sonnets

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone: Sonnets


Annual readings of Shakespeare's works using original texts. This month's theme is Shakespeare and Beyond. This session, read and discuss selections from the foundational work of Shakespeare's sonnets. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Staged Readings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Shakespeare for Everyone:&nbsp;Sonnets

Film | An Officer and a Gentleman (1982): Two Time Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With Richard Gere And Debra Winger


A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend. 124 min. Director: Taylor Hackford. Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith.  An Officer and a Gentleman won two Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role,, Best Music, Original Song. It had also four other Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Film Editing and Best Music, Original Score.
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, An Officer and a Gentleman (1982): Two Time Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With Richard Gere And&nbsp;Debra Winger

Film | Babes on Broadway (1941): Oscar Nominated Musical


Aspiring young actors put on a show to aid children in a settlement house. 118 min. Director: Busby Berkeley. Starring Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter. Babes on Broadway had an Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Song.
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Babes on Broadway (1941): Oscar Nominated Musical

Film | Fighting with My Family (2019): Sports Comedy Based On A True Story With Dwayne Johnson


A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. 108 min. Director: Stephen Merchant. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn.  Fighting with My Family has grossed $23 million in the United States and Canada, and $16.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $39.1 million, against a production budget of $11 million.
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Fighting with My Family (2019): Sports Comedy Based On A True Story With&nbsp;Dwayne Johnson

Film | Trading Paint (2019): Sports Drama With John Travolta


Veteran race car driver Sam Munroe and his son, a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side. 87 min. Director: Karzan Kader. Starring John Travolta, Michael Madsen, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers. 
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Trading Paint (2019): Sports Drama With John Travolta

Lecture | How Our Ancestors Became US Citizens


In this class the history of how our ancestors became citizens of the United States of America will be explored, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
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Lectures, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, How Our Ancestors Became US Citizens

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Discussion | How To Get Ready For Retirement


How do you know you are prepared to retire? John Male discusses the steps that you can you take now to ensure that you are retirement ready. Topics include budgeting, Social Security and Medicare options, evaluating employer benefits, investments, risk management, and much, much more. John Male is the Director of Financial Planning at G&G Planning Concepts, Inc. in New York City. John provides comprehensive financial planning, estate planning, and investment advisory services to individuals and businesses. His primary focus is on the development and implementation of customized retirement income strategies, and he writes frequently about a wide array of financial and retirement planning topics.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, How To Get Ready For Retirement

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Concert | Dueling Performances


Two artists at the top of their trade will perform - YOU will determine who is the ultimate champion. Each week experience a different act from beat boxers, to drag queens, to dancers, drummers, and more. This week: Dueling Drummers with NYU Steel Band
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Dueling Performances

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 30, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm); Beginner Chess (5pm-7pm) Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Jazz | Band with Jazz-Age Cool


This week they've got the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age, with a hula hoop spectacle to open and Benjamin Evans' solo show “Brooklynight" in the gallery. ON STAGEFAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: Miss Saturn HEADLINING ACT AT 6:15pm: Dandy Wellington and His Band IN GALLERY CUBED: “Brooklynight” by Benjamin Evans
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Band with Jazz-Age Cool

Workshop | Dance Cardio


Start the night with a specialized Dance Cardio class, varying from Zumba to Dance HIIT, Bolly X and more. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
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Workshop | Kayaking Workshop


Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Thursdays through August 29, 2019 (except July 4)
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Dancing | Timeless Tunes in 3/4 Time


Grab a partner, bring the kids, and join Musical Director Gary S. Fagin and an ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra at the waterfront for a selection of timeless tunes in 3/4 time. One-two-three, one-two-three; practice your waltzing--and then listen for old favorites, from Carousel Waltz to Blue Danube!
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Dancings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Timeless Tunes in  3/4  Time

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. Led by Elizabeth Leonard, writer and writing workshop leader certified to lead creative writing workshops with NY Writers Coalition.
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Opening Reception | Redefining the Undefined: Depictions of Mental Health


A solo exhibition of paintings by Korean artist, Keunmin Lee. Conceptually related to earlier works with regards to depictions of his mental health, Keunmin Lee invites audiences into the most private realm of his psyche. The viewer an interloper of Lee’s hallucinations- witnesses a reality that forces them to think outside of their own. Through weaving in personal experiences from the depths of his mind, Lee’s art serves as an archive for the most honest expressions of his mental trauma.
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Opening Receptions, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Redefining the Undefined: Depictions of Mental Health

Workshop | Bhangra Workout


High-energy Indian folk dance in an easy-to-follow fitness format. This class introduces high-energy Bhangra and Bollywood dance movements in an easy-to-follow fitness format. Designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active. Presented by Masala Bhangra. Thursdays, August 1-22, 2019
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Film | Double Feature: School Daze / Sorry to Bother You


School Daze (1988) A not-so-popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. Director: Spike Lee 121 min. Sorry to Bother You (2018) In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Director: Boots Riley Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler 111 min.
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Double Feature: School Daze / Sorry to Bother You

Park Walk | East Side Evening Stroll


Come after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.
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Park Walks, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, East Side Evening Stroll

Workshop | Evening Yoga Outdoors


Stop by the park for a yoga class. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to secure one of the mats, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own! Every Thursday, May 30-August 29, 2019
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Discussion | How To Find The Hidden Job Market


Only 10-14% of job seekers get a job through the internet and 40% get one through networking.  Amy Geffen discusses how to do a Self-Assessment, Job Targeting, How to Get Meetings, 4 Ways to Expand your Network, Social Media, and Direct Mail. Amy Geffen, PhD, has thirty years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning.  She is a Five O’Clock Club certified career coach. Currently she is Director of Professional Development for the Council for Economic Education in New York.
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Discussions, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, How To&nbsp;Find The Hidden Job Market

Workshop | Rooftop Painting


Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor watercolor painting and monotype printmaking workshop at sunset on the rooftop. Participants, 18 years of age or older, will learn how to paint from observation, plus the basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You even get to take home your painting. Supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Thursdays, August 1-September 5, 2019
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Rooftop Painting

Tour | Summer Garden Tour


Get to know every detail of the park's plant life while walking through the park with one of the knowledgeable staff horticulturists. Discover how our perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees change as seasons pass, what plants are native, which are edible and medicinal, and how they take care of more than 500 varieties of plants growing in the park. This tour will highlight the ornamental grasses and wildflowers.
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Tours, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Summer Garden Tour

Author Reading | Ferguson Interview Project: before and after the death of Michael Brown Jr.


Author Ama Birch talk about her work on The Ferguson Interview project, a collection of twenty interviews about the events before and after the death of Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2014. The interviewees are community leaders, activists, organizers, politicians, faith-based leaders, and law enforcement professionals. The interviews were collected over a two-week period in May of 2015.
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Author Readings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Ferguson Interview Project:&nbsp;before and after the death of Michael Brown Jr.

Play | The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt


Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare's much loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the "Borscht Belt." Presented by Hudson Warehouse. Thursdays through Sundays, August 1-25, 2019
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Plays, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt

Jazz | A Living Legend of Jazz


One of jazz's living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Eddie Henderson, while being a respected educator and bandleader, with several albums under her leadership. In 2018 she won the National Jazz Museum in Harlem's Legends of Jazz Award. This concert will include selections from the under-appreciated songbook of her late husband Elmo Hope.
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, A Living Legend of Jazz

Workshop | Cardio HIIT Workout


Get moving with a heart-pumping Cardio HIIT class, like Insanity and Classic HIIT. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Cardio HIIT Workout

Workshop | Introduction to Inner Engineering


A session that provides information about the Inner Engineering program. It features an introductory talk which is designed by Sadhguru and a Q&A session with an teacher.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Introduction to Inner Engineering

Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Yoga Flow

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Thursdays, May 2--September 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Yoga in the Park

Workshop | Yoga on the Hudson


Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat! Thursdays, June 6-September 12, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Yoga on the Hudson

Performance | Asking the Hair About Scissors: Performance Art Showcasing the Hairdresser as Conduit


A performance by artist Eva Kot’átková featuring actress Franny Silverman. Building upon her work of the same name which debuted in 2018 at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, Eva Kot’átková employs the figure of the hairdresser as conduit for tales of involuntary actions, accidents, violence and vanity. Immersive in its staging, Asking the Hair About Scissors implicates the audience in its ominous narrative. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Asking the Hair About Scissors: Performance Art Showcasing the Hairdresser as Conduit

Author Reading | Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing


A richly textured, multilayered story about mothers and daughters, aging and time, loathing and love from the James Beard Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed memoir Poor Man's Feast, the blog of the same name, and The Washington Post column Feeding My Mother.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing

Author Reading | The Bobcat: Magical Novel Set in Rural Vermont


Katherine Forbes Riley discusses her magical debut novel. Laurelie, a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault, transfers to a small college in rural Vermont, where she retreats into her vivid imagination, experiencing the world through her art. Her encounter with an injured bobcat and a reclusive hiker is the topic of this mesmerizing love story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, The Bobcat: Magical Novel Set in Rural Vermont

Concert | Freeform Psychedelic Jazz-Rock


Crumb, the nascent Brooklyn-via-Boston four-piece named "The Best of What's Next" by Paste Magazine in 2018, dilate singer Lila Ramani's songs into freeform '60s psych, loose jazz, and indie rock, referencing the likes of Melody's Echo Chamber and Novos Baianos. With support from Brooklyn's Phony Ppl, a sprawling veteran hip-hop collective signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment that once backed Fetty Wap on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of "Trap Queen," and Purr, the bedroom pop project from NYC natives Eliza Callahan and Jack Staffen which recently recorded with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Freeform Psychedelic Jazz-Rock

Jazz | Jazz on the Pier


For New York music lovers and visitors alike, smooth tunes return to the pier. Tonight: Carol Sudhalter Quartet
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Jazz on the Pier

Concert | Live Music on the Waterfront


Stunning views and live bands provide you with a sunset soundtrack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Live Music on the Waterfront

Workshop | Writers' Workshop


Hone your writing skills. They bring the instructors, you bring the desire to learn more about fiction, short story, memoir writing, and more. Thursdays, July 11-August 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Writers' Workshop

Concert | African Soul and Chart-Topping Club Music


OkayAfrica—the largest destination connecting a global audience to African culture through authentic content and immersive experiences—fills the park with the spirit of African soul and the rhythms of chart-topping club music. DJ Poizon Ivy, official DJ of the Dallas Mavericks and the first female mixer to grace the airwaves at her local radio station, kicks things into high gear with her irresistible Afrobeats and multicultural mixes. Then Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold takes over the stage with his signature blend of urban high-life and pop-infused songs. Proudly weaving together Yoruba, English and Pidgin English, Gold’s soulful Afropop will keep you feeling inspired all night long.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, African Soul and Chart-Topping Club Music

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Cool down your evening with Sunset Vinyasa Yoga and breathe easy as the sun sets over New York City. Please bring your own mat and towel - 25 mats will be provided on a first come, first served. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sunset Yoga

Concert | Violin-Bass Duo Draws on Appalachian Music, Classical, Jazz, and R&B


Inspired by Bach's Two-Part Inventions, violinist Tessa Lark, a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, and intrepid bassist Michael Thurber have created their own set of duos, drawing upon their roots in classical music, Appalachian fiddling, jazz, and R&B. This lively, hourlong concert showcases Lark and Thurber's original compositions alongside the inventive mastery of Bach.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Violin-Bass Duo Draws on Appalachian Music, Classical, Jazz, and R&B

Play | Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama


The Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama

Movie in a Park | Ghostbusters (1984): Sci-Fi Comedy with Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd (Outdoors)


Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Director: Ivan Reitman 105 min. Opens at 6:30pm. Film begins at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Ghostbusters (1984): Sci-Fi Comedy with Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd (Outdoors)

Dance Performance | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's exceptional second company will perform on the 45th anniversary of its inception with a program of recent work that showcases these young artists' breathtaking skill and athleticism. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II" (The New York Times).
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Movie in a Park | Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Classic with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore (Outdoors)


Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 117 min.: There are no chairs allows on the lawn, so bringing a blanket is ideal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Classic with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Wall-E (2008): Oscar-Winning Animated Blockbuster (Outdoors)


In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Director: Andrew Stanton Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin 98 min. Come with your blanket and snacks to sit on the North Lawn. There are also many benches that allow for comfortable viewing and wheelchair access.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Wall-E (2008): Oscar-Winning Animated Blockbuster (Outdoors)
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Discussion | Experts Discuss Copyright Challenges and More in Music and Film Industries

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Discussion | Media Experts In Conversation

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