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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 21, 2019?

49 free events take place on Wednesday, August 21 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 21 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Burn After Reading (2008) With Brad Pitt And George Clooney: Black Comedy By Coen Brothers
free events nyc The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
free events nyc With Wendy Whelan - "America's greatest contemporary ballerina"
free events nyc March of the Penguins (2005): Oscar-Winning Documentary (Outdoors)
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. 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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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Boot Camp

Workshop | Sunrise Tai Chi


Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez. These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Sunrise Tai Chi

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 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Sacred Sounds Yoga

Workshop | Pickleball Class


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, this new sport has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, enhance brain function. Join staff and other adults for some friendly competition at drop-in pickleball. All skill levels welcome! Equipment provided. Wednesdays, July 10-August 28, 2019
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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Pickleball Class

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 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Concert | Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days


For fourteen consecutive days, twelve hours a day, pianist Marino Formenti will perform at the venue -- where he will also live in a space that is mercilessly both public and private. We invite you to come and go freely, to listen to music in a different dimension, with Formenti playing the piano daily, from morning to night. With round-the-clock live streaming, you can also experience and share his days at a distance. Nowhere is a non-place in the middle of the city. Marino Formenti performs, eats, sleeps, and lives all in the same space -- a metaphorical, silent, musical 'glass house' that is also surrounded and on view by the daily life of the city. In a performance about music, time, and togetherness, Formenti questions any and all divisions between performance and life. Days become music. Come and stay, leave and come back, listen or ignore the pianist, sleep, read, write, draw, lie down -- to experience music, time, and togetherness in another way. August 14-28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days

Lecture | How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau and Earn Extra Income While Helping Your Community


The U.S Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. There are full- time and part- time positions available with the pay starting at $20/hr for NYC residents. The 2020 Census is of utmost importance to our communities to ensure proper representation and districting in Congress, as well as the correct allocation of $675 billion in annual Federal funds that are directly tied into the Decennial Census outcomes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, How To Get A Job With The U.S. Census Bureau and Earn Extra Income While Helping Your Community

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


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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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | Burn After Reading (2008) With Brad Pitt And George Clooney: Black Comedy By Coen Brothers


A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it. 96 min. Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney. Burn After Reading had two Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy or Musical and Best Lead Actress In A Comedy Or Musical.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:15 am
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Films, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Burn After Reading (2008) With Brad Pitt And George Clooney: Black Comedy By Coen Brothers

Film | Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By  J.K. Rowling


The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander. 134 min. Director: David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.  Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was nominated for two awards at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards in the categories of Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018): Sequel With An Ensemble Cast By&nbsp; J.K. Rowling

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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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.
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Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Concerts, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | 5 Authors Read from Their Books


With: W.M. Akers, Westside Marlena Maduro Baraf, At the Narrow Waist of the World Timothy Brandoff, Cornelius Sky Karen Dukess, The Last Book Party Christopher X. Shade, The Good Mother of Marseille
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Author Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, 5 Authors Read from Their Books

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: Armen Donelian, International Pianist, Composer, Bandleader
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Concerts, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Lesson | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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Lessons, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Chess For Adults

Workshop | The Art of Mime


The Art of Mime is a performance and teaching the fundamentals of miming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, The Art of Mime

Discussion | Tips For A Career Change


Ready to change your career to a new level that embraces your strengths, skills and passions? Looking for the courage to make those bold changes to make that happen? In this highly interactive workshop, Jim Arnoff gives you the tools to envision your next career move with clarity, let go of the blocks that have been holding you back and create an action plan to get there. Learn how to truly embrace change by tapping into (and having faith in) your strengths, getting the most effective support and seeing the true benefits of making those changes. Through one-on-one coaching and group interaction, see the possibilities beyond where you are now and strategize ways of making that bold new career a reality....now. Life/Career/Business Coach Jim Arnoff does mentor coaching and teleclasses for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and founded the Gay Coaches Collective. He is also a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and digital media. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent.
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Discussions, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Tips For A&nbsp;Career Change

Film | A Few Good Men (1992): Four Time Oscar Nominated Drama With Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson And Demi Moore


Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders. 138 min. Director: Rob Reiner. Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore.  A Few Good Men was nominated for four Academy Awards Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Film Editing (Robert Leighton), Best Sound Mixing
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Films, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, A Few Good Men (1992): Four Time Oscar Nominated Drama With&nbsp;Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson And Demi Moore

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
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Workshops, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
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Film | Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002): Two Time Grammy Awarded Music Documentary


Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. 108 min. Director: Paul Justman. Starring Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones.  Standing in the Shadows of Motown won two Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, What's Going On.
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Films, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002): Two Time Grammy Awarded Music Documentary

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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Workshop | Banana Skirt Workout


NYC’s top fitness studios offer free classes, from boot camp to dance-cardio and more. After the show, it’s the after party. If you love working out to hip-hop and love a high-intensity cardio workout, then this class is for you.
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Park Walk | Design Tour: Elevated Design


Explore the unique design elements of the park and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the park and its impact locally and worldwide.
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Workshop | Resume Renovation


John Crant shows how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. The topics to be discussed are Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ “3 Second” Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees. John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 3-September 4, 2019
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Jazz | The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival


Celebrate the Charlier Parker Jazz Festival with a rooftop concert with Native Soul and screening of Keep On Keepin' On (2014). A hard-swinging collaborative quartet, Native Soul has been a regular on the jazz album charts for over a decade. Featuring Peter Brainin (Saxophone), Noah Haidu (piano), Marcus McLaurine (bass), and Steve Johns (drums), they will present a special Charlie Parker Jazz Festival tribute to Clark Terry, with whom McLaurine played for more than 25 years. About Keep on Keepin' On: Stay after the concert for a screening of the documentary, Keep on Keepin' On, that follows jazz legend Clark Terry's mentorship with the 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as he prepares to enter in an elite, international competition. Also features Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Arturo Sandoval. Directed by Alan Hicks. Rated R. 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - jazz concert 7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - movie screening
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Author Reading | The Central Park: What Great Urban Planning Can Do For A City


The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure is the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. New York City Municipal Archives conservator and art historian Cynthia S. Brenwall takes us back in time and includes details like the original winning competition entry, detailed maps, as well as the original designs for buildings, fixtures, and infrastructure. She will be joined in conversation by Sara Cedar Miller, the historian emerita of the Central Park Conservancy since 2017 and the author of Central Park, An American Masterpiece, Seeing Central Park and the forthcoming book Before Central Park.
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Author Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, The Central Park: What Great Urban Planning Can Do For A City

Screening | American And British Documentaries On Public Housing


In the middle of the 20th century there was projected an unexamined confidence in the power of large scale housing developments to rectify social ills commonly plagued by cities, these two documentaries attempt to grapple with some of the problems (including psychological alienation and racial discrimination) which both arose and persisted within the projects, looking at examples from the United States (America) and Britain (Liverpool). Run from Race (1964). 30 min. Director: George C. Stoney. This program examines the housing situation in Philadelphia where segregation, governmental neglect, blockbusting and other illegal real estate practices have created urban decay. Black residents describe discriminatory practices by landlords and city officals and are seen engaging in community development projects. A sociologist criticizes Philadelphia's re-development plan. Who Cares (1971)  20 min. Director: Nicholas Broomfield. A study of alienation and loneliness in a Liverpool, England housing project for the elderly. Documents the destructive effects of urban renewal. Residents talk about their old neighborhoods and the sense of community that existed there. When they are forced to move to large apartment complexes, the structure of the buildings prohibits them from creating a sense of community.
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Workshop | HIIT Workout with lululemon


Hit the water and the turf this summer at this outdoor fitness series. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Workshop | Summer Waterfront Workouts


Fitness classes curated and led by some of New York’s top fitness experts. Strengthen your mind, test your body and challenge your fitness limits.
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Workshop | Tejal Yoga


Tejal Yoga is back, overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty for open-level yoga practice. Bring your own mat. No additional music other than sounds of the park and nature. No props or towels provided. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Opening Reception | Arantxa Araujo: Photography, Video, Sculpture


Arantxa Araujo’s multidisciplinary work, including photography, video, and sculpture. Araujo is pleased to collaborate with photographer and activist George de Castro-Day, to develop an ongoing portrait series. In addition to Araujo’s work, the show includes de Castro-Day’s photo documentary work from the southern border and political protests in New York and elsewhere.
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Opening Receptions, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Arantxa Araujo: Photography, Video, Sculpture

Author Reading | Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War


Loyal Americans marched off to war in 1861 not to conquer the South but to liberate it. So argues Elizabeth R. Varon in a sweeping narrative of the Civil War and a bold new interpretation of Union and Confederate war aims. Northerners imagined the war as a crusade to deliver the Southern masses from slaveholder domination and to bring democracy, prosperity, and education to the region. As the war escalated, Lincoln and his allies built the case that emancipation would secure military victory and benefit the North and South alike. The theme of deliverance was essential in mobilizing a Unionist coalition of Northerners and anti-Confederate Southerners.
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Author Reading | Going Dutch: Crippling Writer's Block


Twenty-something Richard is continuously striking-out in New York’s gay dating scene and perpetually exhausted by the looming threat of losing his academic funding if he can’t overcome his crippling writer’s block—he has plenty of sources of anxiety. Enter Anne: his brilliant but standoffish classmate who offers to “help” Richard write papers in exchange for his company. With author James Gregor.
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Author Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Going Dutch: Crippling Writer's Block

Film | Stan & Ollie (2018): Biopic with Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly


Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Director: Jon S. Baird 98 min.
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Films, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Stan & Ollie (2018): Biopic with Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

Workshop | Healing Through Writing Workshop


Come celebrate one year of Healing through Writing at a special anniversary writing workshop which imagines community as a body, and as an extension of our bodies. What systems or tissues must we repair? What has one year taught us about healing and symbiosis? This workshop includes three generative exercises with warm-up and closing activities. Isabel-Antonette (Isa) Cajulis, founder and program curator of Healing through Writing, is a Filipina-American community organizer from Queens. As a creative and an academic, she seeks to use storytelling to transfigure the face of power.
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Reading | Reading from Works by Czech Author Milan Kundera


A staged reading of Milan Kundera’s The Hitchhiking Game, interpreted together with students of The New School. The staged reading of the excerpt from Kundera’s collection Laughable Loves will be performed by American students of acting on August 21, 2019 at 7 PM on the rooftop of the historic Bohemian National Hall, followed by a screening of the adaptation of Kundera’s novel The Joke in honor of the author’s 90th birthday this year.
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Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Reading from Works by Czech Author Milan Kundera

Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Where the Crawdads Sing


For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Discuss Delia Owens's book.
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Book Clubs, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Where the Crawdads Sing

Movie in a Park | CANCELLED***Smallfoot (2018): Abominable Snowman's Animated Adventure (Outdoors)***CANCELLED


****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig Stars: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya 96 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, CANCELLED***Smallfoot (2018): Abominable Snowman's Animated Adventure (Outdoors)***CANCELLED

Movie in a Park | March of the Penguins (2005): Oscar-Winning Documentary (Outdoors)


In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. Director: Luc Jacquet 80 min. 7PM: Cultural performances. Film starts at nightfall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, March of the Penguins (2005): Oscar-Winning Documentary (Outdoors)

Dance Performance | With Wendy Whelan - "America's greatest contemporary ballerina"


Wendy Whelan - once called "America's greatest contemporary ballerina" by The New York Times - brings an excerpt of a new work-in-progress inspired by Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. She's joined by acclaimed spoken-word artist and playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph, who will open the show with a solo poetry performance followed by the Whelan collaboration. The evening will continue with a screening of the 2013 documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, which follows Whelan as she struggles to recover from a potentially career-ending injury and reinvent herself as a dancer beyond the world of ballet. --
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, With Wendy Whelan - "America's greatest contemporary ballerina"

Movie in a Park | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013): Comedy Remake with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig (Outdoors)


When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Director: Ben Stiller 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013): Comedy Remake with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Penny Marshall's Big (1988): Comedy-Fantasy with Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia (Outdoors)


After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Penny Marshall's Big (1988): Comedy-Fantasy with Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia (Outdoors)
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