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Thu, August 22, 2019. New York is full of wonderful things to do beyond the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, etc. Go off the beaten path and find hidden treasures which cost you nothing, but are extremelly enjoyable and much less crowded then famous tourist spots.

Experience New York with no lines and no hassle.  Our site tells yiou all about free tours, free concerts, free movies, free theater performances, free dsicussions, etc. you can take advantage of whether you live in the city or spend just a couple of days here.

DOWNTOWN

First, go Downtown and see where New York began: visit City Hall, view the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, walk by the fortification that was intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, bike (or just walk) along Hudson River passing all those beautiful Battery Park City Parks with their impressive open space design and public sculptures, sit down for a pleasant meal at one of small Financial Center eateries, go inside the Palm Atrium and take a look at the 9/11 memorial from there.

Then tour New York's beautiful City Hall free of charge. New York City Hall is one of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions. New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well. The tours that do not require reservations, but do require a signup, are run on Wednesdays at noon. The registration takes place on the day of the tour between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM. You will need an advanced reservation for Thursday tours. They take place at 10 am for groups and at 10:30 am for individuals.

Your next adventure is to see the Statue of Liberty, but we do not reccomend to take the Statue of Liberty Ferry.
The best way to see the Statue of Liberty is to take a 25-minute water trip from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island by free-of-charge Staten Island Ferry. On a way there the Statue of Liberty will attract your undivided attention. On the way back (another 25 min) you will not be able to take your eyes off the stunning vistas of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. The ferry runs every 30 min most part of the day. It runs more often during rush hours: 7 am - 8:45 am and between 5 pm and 6:45 pm; but the ferries are packed during rush hour trips; this is not a good time to take a leisurely ride.

Go West young woman (or man) once you are back on Manhattan Island: pass Battery Park (you may want to stop at the Castle Clinton - no connection with the President's family).

UPTOWN
Your Uptown trip should include a walk around Columbia University Campus, visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and mostly overlooked gem that the Riverside Church is.

Walk around Columbia University Campus
The University founded as King’s College in 1754. It's historic main campus consists of 71 buildings on 36 acres and was originally designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. Low Memorial Library is our favorite building there. If you are not sure you want to go all the way uptown to see it, you may take a virtual tour at http://www.columbia.edu/acis/tour/start.html

And if you decide that Uptown does worth your time, then there are two other sites you do have to pay a visit to: Riverside Church and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
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83  Best Free Events, Best Free Things to Do in New York City, NYC

We all know that best things in life are free, but nowhere it's true more than in New York (NYC).  Take a look at those free 83  events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- August 22, 2019 and on...
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Concert | Taylor Swift: Pop Superstar
The ubiquitous singer-songwriter has sold more than 50 million albums and won four Grammy Awards. Her forthcoming CD is Lover.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Taylor Swift: Pop Superstar
Film | Kramer vs. Kramer (1979): Five Time Oscar Winning Drama With Dustin Hoffman And Meryl Streep
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. 105 min. Director: Robert Benton. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander. Kramer vs. Kramer received a leading nine nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards, winning five: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (for Streep), and Best Adapted Screenplay.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
11:00 am

Free

Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979): Five Time Oscar Winning Drama With Dustin Hoffman And Meryl Streep
Reading | Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Influences And Impact
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, explore early influences on Shakespeare as well as his impact on the literary tradition. All literary enthusiasts are welcome!    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Readings, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Influences And Impact
Musical | Oklahoma!: Cast Members Perform from 2019 Broadway Cast Recording
Cast members from the Tony Award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical give live performances followed by CD signing. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
3:30 pm

Free

Musicals, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Oklahoma!: Cast Members Perform from 2019 Broadway Cast Recording
Concert | Soulful 8-Piece Band with Bollywood Flair
This week, a soulful eight-piece band with a side of Bollywood discodelic, plus the Puppetsburg ladies give us a puppet-filled adventure with elephants! Illustrator Emily Caisip, whose mural "Moment of Gratitude" was installed on Front Street this spring, will be featured in the gallery. ON STAGE FAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: Splendid Elephant by Puppetsburg HEADLINING ACT AT 6:15pm: Say She She with a DJ set to follow by Rashad Ringo Smith IN GALLERY CUBED: "22" by Emily Caisip    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
5:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Soulful 8-Piece Band with Bollywood Flair
Concert | One of Colombia's Leading Vallenato and Cumbia Players
Alberto "Beto" Jamaica is one of the leading vallenato and cumbia players in Colombia. Since winning the prestigious Professional Leyenda Vallenata Festival competition in 2006, he has become known as the king of Columbian Vallenato. Experience his vibrant, accordion-driven mix of cumbia, paseo, and porro at this not-to-be-missed show.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 22
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, One of Colombia's Leading Vallenato and Cumbia Players
Movie in a Park | Amazing Grace (2018): Aretha Franklin in a 1972 Concert (Outdoors)
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with a choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack 89 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

Thu, Aug 22
7:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Amazing Grace (2018): Aretha Franklin in a 1972 Concert (Outdoors)

Friday, August 23, 2019

Concert | Lizzo: Rising Pop Star
Lizzo is the rising star behind the hits "Juice" and "Truth Hurts." Her third album is Cuz I Love You.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Lizzo: Rising Pop Star
Dance Performance | Breathing with Strangers: A Love Song to New York City
A site-specific dance performance by Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, choreographed by Melissa Riker. This popular, site-specific company's newest large-scale outdoor dance performance is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love-song to New York City. Twisting and leading through the pathways of the park, dancers will appear in unlikely, and beautiful places - this dance work that is also a visual art collaboration, will surprise, and delight all ages.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
5:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Breathing with Strangers: A Love Song to New York City
Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the journey of Rose from country girl to Lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time when family, money, social strata, and gender determine everything. Presented by Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Written by Melissa Bell Featuring: Jianzi Colon-Soto, Preston Fox, Andrew Dunn, Marlena Holman, Jefferson Reardon, Emily Duncan, Hunter Fink, Violet Wang, and Laura Zawarski Original Music: Lord Russell Graham of Air Supply    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
6:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
Play | Her Naked Skin: Suffragettes in Love
London 1913. Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Emily Davison, in an act of resistance, runs out in front of the King's Horse and is trampled to death. Thousands of women of all classes are serving time in Holloway Prison for their violent struggle to gain the vote. Inside, Lady Celia Cain meets Eve Douglas, a young seamstress, and they begin an affair that crosses fraught class lines. With emancipation almost in sight, and women everywhere refusing to let the establishment stand in their way, Celia confronts what personal risks she must take to reveal what she truly values. A student produvction. Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Directed by: Barbara Rubin      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Her Naked Skin: Suffragettes in Love
Jazz | Harlem 100: An All-Star Cast of Modern Jazz Musicians
Harlem 100 is a multi-media show celebrating the landmark 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival celebration features an all-star cast of modern jazz musicians, including Mwenso and the Shakes, a multicultural New York jazz group laced with minimal irony and maximum fun led by the Sierra Leone-born Mwenso Brianna Thomas, a jazz vocalist with massive range who sings ballad standards, cabaret, Scat, and the blues, specializing in the 30s-style swing music; Vuyo Sotashe, an ascendant young South African jazz vocalist making a name for himself in the New York jazz scene and the very special guest Fred Wesley; the super-project celebration is supported by Winard Harper & his group Jeli Posse, presented by Jazzmobile, who play jazz standards and original works rooted in Caribbean rhythms and the traditions of Africa.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Harlem 100: An All-Star Cast of Modern Jazz Musicians
Screening | Funny Face With Audrey Hepburn (1957): Four Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. 103 min. Director: Stanley Donen. With assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. Funny Face received four Academy Award nominations for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Written Directly for the Screen), Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 23
8:00 pm

Free

Screenings, August 23, 2019, 08/23/2019, Funny Face With Audrey Hepburn (1957): Four Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Opera | Summer At The Opera: Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of the opera Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini. Semiramide is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto by Gaetano Rossi is based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis, which in turn was based on the legend of Semiramis of Assyria. The opera was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on 3 February 1823.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
1:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, Summer At The Opera: Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini
Jazz | Dee Dee Bridgewater: Tony- and Grammy-Winning Songwriter and Jazz Vocalist
Jazz scion Ravi Coltrane, the son of jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, finds himself sandwiched by a cadre of powerful and talented women on this jazz-centric bill headlined by the three-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Bridgewater, who also happens to be a Tony Award-winning stage actress and was the host of NPR's syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater for 23 years, is joined by Quiana Lynell, the winner of the 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and who trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has called a "unique talent" in possession of "the maturity of a well-seasoned vocalist while having a forward-thinking approach to creativity". They are joined by "Reclamation" a piece honoring Charlie Parker, commissioned in association with The Joyce and George Wein Foundation and The Jazz Gallery, featuring Queens native Camille Thurman - what NPR All Things Considered has called a "Rare Jazz Double Threat" - an award winning composer, vocalist and saxophonist whose latest project "Waiting For The Sunrise" made its debut at #2 on the Billboard Jazz Charts and was nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award; Nikara Warren, a Brooklyn-born vibraphonist whose latest project, Black Wall Street, is designed as an ode to excellence in Black music; and harpist Brandee Younger , a modern talent playing an ancient instrument under the influence of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, Dee Dee Bridgewater: Tony- and Grammy-Winning Songwriter and Jazz Vocalist
Dance Performance | Taino Calling Song: IndoRican Multicultural Dance Performance
A special performance by the IndoRican Multicultural Dance Project as they present their ritualist folk dance, Taino Calling Song. The piece represents the indigenous people of Puerto Rico and healing through dance. It is a community-based circle dance lead by a female elder. When we enter the path into this world, we may come across hardships and illness. Taino Calling Song knits our community together for healing, support, and amends within groups. Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance! Don't miss your chance to interact with the dancers, learn specific dance moves, and join the community drum circle!    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
4:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, Taino Calling Song: IndoRican Multicultural Dance Performance
Dance Performance | Afro-Soca Dance: Colorful and Rhythmic
Award winning dancer and choreographer Kwabena Safo-Agyekumin gives for a high-energy celebration of afro-soca. This colorful and rhythmic experience fuses together the music and dance of soca, dancehall, afro-beat, and hip-hop with central African movement and Caribbean traditional dance. Enjoy a live performance of Carnival classics and favorite tunes of the 2019 Soca playlist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
6:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, Afro-Soca Dance: Colorful and Rhythmic
Jazz | Jazz and Blues Standards
Featuring Mimi & the Podd Brothers
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, Jazz and Blues Standards
Screening | The Met Presents: Verdi's Aida
Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi's grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Transmitted live on October 6, 2018. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 24
7:45 pm

to 10:30 pm

Free

Screenings, August 24, 2019, 08/24/2019, The Met Presents: Verdi's Aida

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
11:00 am

Free

Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Dance Performance | Harlem Meer Performance Festival: A 9-Piece Soul Band
Lost Soul Found is a nine-piece band that plays the music of Tower of Power, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and other R&B artists of the 60s and 70s. Get your dance shoes on and Lindy hop with the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. Members of the band have played with jazz giants Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and many more. The Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to the park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
2:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Harlem Meer Performance Festival: A 9-Piece Soul Band
Jazz | A Tribute to the Legendary Drummer Art Blakey
Carl Allen's jazz bonafides are indisputable--as a young drummer out of William Paterson University he earned a spot in Freddie Hubbard's band, and would go on to play with the saxophonists George Coleman and Phil Woods (among others), and serve as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. The quintet he brings--featuring Jeremy Pelt, JD Allen, Eric Reed, and Peter Washington--pays tribute to one of his heroes, the legendary drummer Art Blakey. Allen is joined by NEA Jazz Master and one of the most respected musicians out of the hard-bop era George Coleman and his trio, the multiple Grammy Award nominee pianist Fred Hersch, who has been proclaimed as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz" by Vanity Fair, and the saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with the likes of Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, the Roots, and Anita Baker.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, A Tribute to the Legendary Drummer Art Blakey
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    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
6:30 pm

Pay what you...

Plays, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt
Concert | Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites
A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you! Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you've been working on. Hostess Arianna Armon (the "Bel Canto and Can Belto" coloratura soprano from The Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, New York's Second Act Series, and Ponycon's "Lady Aria") will be on mic to guide singers and performers throughout the evening. At the piano will be Rachel Kaufman, who has music directed and/or played for over 200 musicals world-wide, including tours of Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't Misbehavin', and Smokey Joe's Cafe.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites
Screening | The Met Presents: Bizet's Carmen
Elina Garanca leads the cast as the iconic gypsy, with Roberto Alagna as Don Jose, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 25
8:00 pm

to 10:30 pm

Free

Screenings, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, The Met Presents: Bizet's Carmen

Monday, August 26, 2019

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

Mon, Aug 26
10:00 am

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days
Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled "Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie's New York." This tour repeats every Monday.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 26
5:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Opera | Carmen: An Hour-Long Version of Bizet's Classic
The innkeeper Lillas Pastia narrates the tempestuous story of the irresistible seductress Carmen and her hapless lover Don Jose in this hour-long presentation of highlights from Bizet's beloved opera. This presentation is a perfect introduction to opera for newcomers of any age.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 26
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, Carmen: An Hour-Long Version of Bizet's Classic
Movie in a Park | Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018): Documentary on Mr. Rogers (Outdoors)
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Director: Morgan Neville 94 min. Bring a blanket.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 26
6:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018): Documentary on Mr. Rogers (Outdoors)
Screening | The Met Presents: Wagner's Das Rheingold
In this first part of the epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, the theft of the Rhinegold sets in motion the course of events that will change the world and end the rule of the gods. The acclaimed cast features some of today's greatest Wagnerian singers, including Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, and Eric Owens as Alberich. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Aug 26
7:45 pm

to 10:30 pm

Free

Screenings, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, The Met Presents: Wagner's Das Rheingold

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dance Lesson | Strictly Tango
Put on your dancing shoes and learn to dance with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They will 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 30-August 27, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 27
6:00 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, August 27, 2019, 08/27/2019, Strictly Tango
Dancing | Sunset Salsa Dancing
As the sun goes down, the heat goes up at Sunset Salsa with Talia Castro-Pozo, a favorite series. Learn the steps with the experts then show off your new moves. Tuesdays, July 9-August 27, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 27
6:30 pm

Free

Dancings, August 27, 2019, 08/27/2019, Sunset Salsa Dancing
Concert | Authentic Hip-Hop Sounds from Artists Who Were There at the Beginning
The Originals' name delivers what it promises: authentic sounds from artists who have been there since the beginning. The crew involves Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved "Stretch And Bobbito" radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent, Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; and New York DJs D-Nice and Tony Touch.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 27
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 27, 2019, 08/27/2019, Authentic Hip-Hop Sounds from Artists Who Were There at the Beginning
Screening | The Met Presents: Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites
Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc's devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche, and Karita Mattila is the Prioress. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Aug 27
7:45 pm

to 10:30 pm

Free

Screenings, August 27, 2019, 08/27/2019, The Met Presents: Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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

Wed, Aug 28
10:00 am

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days
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.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 28
12:20 pm

to 12:50 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, Bach at Noon
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.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 28
2:30 pm

Free

Workshops, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Film | Documentary: The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005): Life Of An American Musician
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. 110 min. Director: Jeff Feuerzeig. Starring Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston. The film won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 28
5:00 pm

Free

Films, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, Documentary: The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005): Life Of An American Musician
Jazz | Happy Birthday, Jazzmobile!
Wrap up Jazzmobile/Summerfest Wednesday's with a Happy Birthday Jazzmobile Celebration with King Solomon Hicks, Charenee Wade, and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 28
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, Happy Birthday, Jazzmobile!
Screening | The Met Presents: Saint-Saen's Samson et Dalila
Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca star in the title roles of Saint-Saens's biblical tragedy under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. Laurent Naouri is the High Priest with Elchin Azizov as Abimelech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 28
8:00 pm

to 10:20 pm

Free

Screenings, August 28, 2019, 08/28/2019, The Met Presents: Saint-Saen's Samson et Dalila

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
Workshop | Beginner Capoeira Class
Try this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. Open to all levels. Presented by Dende Arts.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class
Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the journey of Rose from country girl to Lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time when family, money, social strata, and gender determine everything. Presented by Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Written by Melissa Bell Featuring: Jianzi Colon-Soto, Preston Fox, Andrew Dunn, Marlena Holman, Jefferson Reardon, Emily Duncan, Hunter Fink, Violet Wang, and Laura Zawarski Original Music: Lord Russell Graham of Air Supply    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
6:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
Concert | High-Energy Fusion of Traditional Caribbean Rhythms with Rock and Reggae
Boukman Eksperyans ushered in a musical revolution with its Grammy-nominated debut album Voudou Adjae. This brilliant release introduced the world to the group's high-energy sound that fuses traditional Haitian and Caribbean rhythms with rock and reggae. Since their emergence on the scene, Boukman has continued to produce critically acclaimed albums and mesmerize audiences around the world--from Haiti (where they draw tens of thousands of fans per show) to the Caribbean, throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Africa--both as a headlining act and alongside Wyclef Jean, Femi Kuti, and Baba Maal. This innovative blend of French Creole lyrics, Haitian carnival percussion, and Hendrix-style guitar will have you on your feet all night long.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, High-Energy Fusion of Traditional Caribbean Rhythms with Rock and Reggae
Screening | The Met Presents: Massenet's Cendrillon
Massenet's glittering operatic adaptation of the Cinderella story stars Joyce DiDonato as the title outcast-turned-princess. Alice Coote sings Prince Charming, while Kathleen Kim portrays the Fairy Godmother. Bertrand de Billy conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
8:00 pm

to 10:25 pm

Free

Screenings, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, The Met Presents: Massenet's Cendrillon

Friday, August 30, 2019

Film | Alexander Nevsky (1938): Historical Drama By Legendary Soviet Film Pioneer Sergei Eisenstein
The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. In 1978 the film was included in the world's 100 best motion pictures according to an opinion poll conducted by the Italian publishing house Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.[1] Russia Beyond considers the film one of the 10 best Russian war films 112 min. Directors: legendary Soviet film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein and Dmitriy Vasilev. Starring Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov. The musical score of the Alexander Nevsky was done by famous composer Sergei Prokofiev.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
2:00 pm

Free

Films, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Alexander Nevsky (1938): Historical Drama By Legendary Soviet Film Pioneer Sergei Eisenstein
Play | Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy
The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare's devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy
Concert | Passionate Vocals and Feel-Good Tunes
Independent soul/pop singer/songwriter Chrissie Limos is a force to be reckoned with. Influenced by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, and Allen Stone, she creates music that will soothe your soul and leave you wanting more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Passionate Vocals and Feel-Good Tunes
Dance Performance | Breathing with Strangers: A Love Song to New York City
A site-specific dance performance by Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, choreographed by Melissa Riker. This popular, site-specific company's newest large-scale outdoor dance performance is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love-song to New York City. Twisting and leading through the pathways of the park, dancers will appear in unlikely, and beautiful places - this dance work that is also a visual art collaboration, will surprise, and delight all ages.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
7:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Breathing with Strangers: A Love Song to New York City
Movie in a Park | Avengers: Endgame (2019): Blockbuster of the Year with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo (Outdoors)
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo 181 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

Fri, Aug 30
7:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Avengers: Endgame (2019): Blockbuster of the Year with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo (Outdoors)
Screening | The Met Presents: Puccini's La Fanciulla del West
Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini's gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Zeljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
8:00 pm

to 10:25 pm

Free

Screenings, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, The Met Presents: Puccini's La Fanciulla del West

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Festival | The Japanese Bon Odori Dance and Food Festival
Every August all over Japan, during the Obon summer holiday, people dance Bon Odori at festivals. This NYC event is notable for bringing dances from Japan's Big Three Bon Odori regions into one venue, including Nishimonai Bon Odori from Akita prefecture, Gujo Odori from Gifu prefecture, and Awa Odori from Tokushima prefecture. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn and participate in Bon Odori dance sessions and experience Japanese summer festival food and games, right here in New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 31
12:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Festivals, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, The Japanese Bon Odori Dance and Food Festival
Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets?  This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the journey of Rose from country girl to Lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time when family, money, social strata, and gender determine everything. Presented by Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Written by Melissa Bell Featuring: Jianzi Colón-Soto, Preston Fox, Andrew Dunn, Marlena Holman, Jefferson Reardon, Emily Duncan, Hunter Fink, Violet Wang, and Laura Zawarski Original Music: Lord Russell Graham of Air Supply    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 31
4:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
Screening | The Met Presents: Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment
Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Screen icon Kathleen Turner takes on the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 31
8:00 pm

to 10:20 pm

Free

Screenings, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, The Met Presents: Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet
What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets?  This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the journey of Rose from country girl to Lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time when family, money, social strata, and gender determine everything. Presented by Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Written by Melissa Bell Featuring: Jianzi Colón-Soto, Preston Fox, Andrew Dunn, Marlena Holman, Jefferson Reardon, Emily Duncan, Hunter Fink, Violet Wang, and Laura Zawarski Original Music: Lord Russell Graham of Air Supply    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 1
4:00 pm

Free

Plays, September 01, 2019, 09/01/2019, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet

Monday, September 2, 2019

City Walk | New Amsterdam and the Evolution of New York
Before there was New York, there was a sleepy outpost of the Dutch West India Company called Nieuw Amsterdam. The entirety of the colony that was New Amsterdam--which eventually evolved into one of the world's greatest cities--could be found south of Wall Street. Participants will walk through what is now known as the Financial District, discuss the Dutch origins in New Amsterdam, their relationship with the indigenous Lenape tribe, the transition from Dutch trading outpost to English colony to the (temporary) capital of a new independent nation, and much more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 2
11:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

City Walks, September 02, 2019, 09/02/2019, New Amsterdam and the Evolution of New York
Screening | The Met Presents: Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur
Closing out the festival, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of the real-life French actress, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Maurizio. Anita Rachvelishvili sings the Princess of Bouillon, and Ambrogio Maestri is Michonnet. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 2
8:00 pm

to 10:20 pm

Free

Screenings, September 02, 2019, 09/02/2019, The Met Presents: Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Author Reading | Hurricanes: A Memoir by Hip-Hop Icon Rick Ross
The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 3
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, September 03, 2019, 09/03/2019, Hurricanes: A Memoir by Hip-Hop Icon Rick Ross

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Tour | Tour "The Rock", the FDNY's Training Academy
NYC's Bravest host a tour of this unique and active training academy.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 7
2:00 pm

Free

Tours, September 07, 2019, 09/07/2019, Tour "The Rock", the FDNY's Training Academy

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Workshop | Grow Herbs on Your Windowsill Using Hydroponics
Learn how to save money and extend your growing season using one of the oldest methods of window farming: hydroponics. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using only water and nutrients and a couple of household items you may already have! Learn about the benefits and drawbacks to this growing method as well as how it compares to soil-based growing. You will leave the workshop with your own deep-water culture and one of the following herbs: coriander, coriander, parsley, spinach, mint, thyme, or basil.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Sep 10
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, Grow Herbs on Your Windowsill Using Hydroponics

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dance Performance | 9/11 Table of Silence Project: 150+ Dancers in a Performance Ritual for Peace
The ninth presentation of the performance ritual for peace. This a public tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace, conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi. The performance ritual takes place beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the tragic moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. Famed dramatic dancer Terese Capucilli, a longtime collaborator with Buglisi since their time as principal dancers with the Martha Graham Dance Company, leads the performance as the Bellmaster. Capucilli has performed in the work since its premiere, bringing her powerful, indominable spirit to the work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 11
8:15 am

to 8:46 am

Free

Dance Performances, September 11, 2019, 09/11/2019, 9/11 Table of Silence Project: 150+ Dancers in a Performance Ritual for Peace

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Author Reading | The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with Pulitzer Winner Jhumpa Lahiri
A landmark collection of stories--nearly half appearing in English for the first time--selected and introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, who now lives in Italy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 12
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with Pulitzer Winner&nbsp;Jhumpa Lahiri
Lecture | Original Copies: The Pre-History of the Facsimile
Called "the nightmare of book collectors" by John Carter and Nicolas Barker, facsimiles do not hold a particularly revered position in bibliography and book history. The opposite of the venerated "original," facsimiles are seen as a compromise at best and a downright deception at worst. This talk looks to re-examine the idea of the facsimile by exploring its pre-history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Before the invention of lithography and photography in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (not to mention current advances in digital reproduction), scholars and printers employed creative technical strategies to reproduce the visual qualities of particular textual artefacts like inscriptions or manuscripts. Exploring a few case studies, this talk will think about how and why early print copied material objects that came before - and, in the process, rethink and expand our understanding of what facsimile means. Speakers include Jane Raisch, University of York    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 12
6:00 pm

Free

Lectures, September 12, 2019, 09/12/2019, Original Copies: The Pre-History of the Facsimile

Friday, September 13, 2019

Discussion | Photoville: An Evening with The New York Times
Times photographers and editors will share highlights from coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories. The presentation will include a discussion with the photographers and editors who created the special section commemorating the women of the 116th Congress, an exploration with photographers about what it means to work on assignment, a look at how archival photo editors find fresh, contemporary stories to tell with archival photographs, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the photos and videos for The New York Times Magazine’s New York City issue. Featuring: Elizabeth D. Herman, Celeste Sloman, Beth Flynn, Marisa Schwartz Taylor, Gabriella Angotti-Jones, Todd Heisler, Chang W. Lee, Anika Burgess, Jessie Wender, Sasha Arutyunova, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Kathy Ryan.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 13
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, September 13, 2019, 09/13/2019, Photoville: An Evening with The New York Times

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Festival | Raptor Fest
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close at the annual Raptor Fest, hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. This event showcases many birds of prey, also known as raptors, that are found throughout New York City and beyond, including eagles, falcons, owls, and hawks! The family-friendly event will include education/activity tables stations along with live birds of prey performing aerial feats.      New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 14
12:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 14, 2019, 09/14/2019, Raptor Fest
Festival | Monarch Celebration
During what should be the height of monarch butterfly migration in our area, explore gardens and natural areas in search of these charismatic creatures as you learn about their incredible migration down to Mexico. They’ll have lots of information on these creatures as well as crafts and ways you can help conserve them.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 14
1:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 14, 2019, 09/14/2019, Monarch Celebration

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Sep 16
1:00 pm

Free

Tours, September 16, 2019, 09/16/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Author Reading | The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a New Nation
Brenda Wineapple's newest book recounts the first-ever impeachment of an American president. Wineapple is also the author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 and White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 18
6:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a New Nation
Film | Springsteen on Broadway (2018): The Boss's Netflix Special
The intimate, final performance of Bruce Springsteen's 236-show run at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. Director: Thom Zimny 153 min. Followed by a Q&A with the film’s director.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Sep 18
7:00 pm

Free

Films, September 18, 2019, 09/18/2019, Springsteen on Broadway (2018): The Boss's Netflix Special

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Poetry Reading | The Best American Poetry 2019 Reading
Series editor David Lehman and guest editor Major Jackson headline an all-star cast of poets included in the book's launch reading, an annual rite of autumn in New York.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 19
7:00 pm

Free

Poetry Readings, September 19, 2019, 09/19/2019, The Best American Poetry 2019 Reading

Friday, September 20, 2019

Discussion | 270: Debating the Electoral College
Hear from leading voices in the debate about the electoral college, including Neal Peirce, author of The People’s President, the reigning standard for reforming the voting process, John R. Koza, who drafted the National Popular Vote bill which has been enacted into law in 15 states, Tara Ross, author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, and Trent England, a conservative legal scholar and policy expert. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell moderates this discussion on whether the electoral college is an essential element of our democracy or an obstacle to it.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 20
6:30 pm

Free

Discussions, September 20, 2019, 09/20/2019, 270: Debating the Electoral College

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tour | East Village Gardens Walk
The East Village was the center of the community garden activist movement during the late 1970s. Tour the neighborhood with Urban Park Rangers, and discover some of these "hidden" gardens that unite local residents.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 21
11:00 am

Free

Tours, September 21, 2019, 09/21/2019, East Village Gardens Walk
Film | Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Special 3D Screening
Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot 112 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 21
2:00 pm

Free

Films, September 21, 2019, 09/21/2019, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Special 3D Screening
Author Reading | New Women Voices of African Fiction
Two authors of two ambitious debut novels. Novoyo Tshuma is a Zimbabwean writer living in Houston. House of Stone is her sweeping epic spanning the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe's turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity but built on forgetting. Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at Cal-Berkeley. The Old Drift is an intergenerational saga that combines history and romance and science fiction--revealing the cruelties and absurdities of colonialism, and the yearning to create and cross borders. A special opportunity to hear these exciting writers read from and discuss their work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 21
3:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, September 21, 2019, 09/21/2019, New Women Voices of African Fiction
Film | Sword of Trust (2019): Comedy of Inheritance with Marc Maron
Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. Director: Lynn Shelton 88 min. Director Lynn Shelton and production designer John Lavin discuss the film afterward. Preceded by the short film June, starring Tovah Feldshuh, by director Jennifer Kachler.     New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 21
8:00 pm

Free

Films, September 21, 2019, 09/21/2019, Sword of Trust (2019): Comedy of Inheritance with Marc Maron
Film | Halloween (2018): Horror Update with Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Director: David Gordon Green 106 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Sep 21
11:59 pm

Free

Films, September 21, 2019, 09/21/2019, Halloween (2018): Horror Update with Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 22
11:00 am

Free

Tours, September 22, 2019, 09/22/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Film | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018): 3D Screening of Oscar-Winning Animated Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all realities. Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld 117 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 22
3:00 pm

Free

Films, September 22, 2019, 09/22/2019, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018): 3D Screening of Oscar-Winning Animated Adventure

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Film | Sometimes in April (2005): Drama with Idris Elba, Debra Winger
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people. Director: Raoul Peck 140 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Sep 26
6:30 pm

Free

Films, September 26, 2019, 09/26/2019, Sometimes in April (2005): Drama with Idris Elba, Debra Winger

Friday, September 27, 2019

Author Reading | Musician and author Patti Smith discusses her book Year of the Monkey
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Restriction may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, September 27, 2019, 09/27/2019, Musician and author Patti Smith discusses her book Year of the Monkey

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Festival | Medieval Festival
The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Sep 29
11:30 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, September 29, 2019, 09/29/2019, Medieval Festival

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Author Reading | Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico
The tragedy of US involvement in Puerto Rico, tracing the decades of economic and political exploitation that led to the debt crisis, hobbled the hurricane recovery efforts, and forced the island into a state of despair. With author Ed Morales.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Oct 17
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Oct 27
11:00 am

Free

Tours, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
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