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New York is full of wonderful things to do beyond the must see and must do New York attractions such as the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There are many more places to visit and places to see if you visit New York for more than several days, or if you live here!  

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81  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).  Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free poetry readings, free lessons of any kind: yoga, tai chi, tango, dancing, drawing, photography,  and much much more happen all over the city every day of the year. Take a look at those free 81  events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- April 23, 2019 and on...   Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Birdwatching | Spring Migration Bird Walk
A bird walk with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
8:00 am

Free

Birdwatchings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Spring Migration Bird Walk
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

Tue, Apr 23
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
Author Reading | The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda
Terrorist groups use a fantastic variety of means to seize attention, explain themselves, and seek recruits and support: song and speech, “guerrilla theater,” leaflets, radio, cable TV, newspapers, print ads, books, videos, web sites, e-zines, and of course social media. In a highly original merging of media studies & terrorism studies, Christopher C. Harmon and co-author Randall G. Bowdish pair a medium of strategic communication with a named terrorist group. Examined in successive chapters are propaganda works of nationalists such as the Algerians and Irish; Maoists; secular Iranian dissidents; and other groups such as the potent Islamist organizations Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
12:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda
Performance | Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration
A birthday party for the Bard that puts a modern and musical twist on his timeless stories. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as original Shakespeare-inspired music written for past park productions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration
Author Reading | People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winner, challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. But as Stiglitz demonstrates, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity and a middle-class life attainable by all. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz
Classical Music | Orchestra Performs Music Of Mozart, Dvorak And Prokofiev
Founded by composer Edward MacDowell in 1896, the Columbia University Orchestra is the oldest continually operating university orchestra in the United States.The CUO has traditionally brought new compositions and composers out to the public. Composers who have had their works debuted by the CUO inlude Bulent Ariel, Maurice Wriht, Jack Besson, Otto Luening, Charles Wuorinen, and Henry Brandt.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 23
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Orchestra Performs Music Of Mozart, Dvorak And Prokofiev

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Versatile Jazz Pianist and Jazz Vocalist Perform
Russ Kassoff is playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno with her heartfelt and sumptuous autobiographical show. In addition, he recently went into the recording studio as pianist/conductor/arranger for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and the Russ Kassoff Big Band for an exciting and wonderful new recording called Big Band Broadway! which will be available in the not too distant future. He will perform with Catherine Dupuis. Her repertoire includes jazz standards and American Popular Songs, as well as fresh, contemporary compositions by David Cantor, Mark Murphy and Russ Kassoff.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

$10.00 suggested donation

Concerts, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Midday Jazz: Versatile Jazz Pianist and Jazz Vocalist Perform
Author Reading | Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life
How can we help others without losing ourselves? What is the antidote to burnout? In her book, Shannon Weber brings stories, lessons, and tools from 25 years of social entrepreneurship to help leaders get unstuck and engage without losing themselves.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life
Discussion | A Conversation About Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Illness
A panel discussion with key experts and patient representatives.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, A Conversation About Depression, Anxiety and Chronic Illness
Opening Reception | Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s
The selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, invites the viewer to ponder the artist’s complex and often contradictory relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. Whether intimate or monumental in scale, each canvas embodies the ambiguities that animate Warhol’s oeuvre. Made using his signature silkscreen process, they seem at first glance to submit to impersonal iteration—the machine-like detachment of the Factory production line. Yet, upon sustained viewing, they convey something indelible about their sitters: an aura of intimacy that by turns intrigues and unsettles. Forever undecidable, these portraits offer up both the glittering surface and the raw humanity of Warhol’s art, which pulses with the evidence of his halftone silkscreen process and, in works of his later years, fluid strokes of synthetic paint. Through paintings riotous and defiant, vulnerable and demure, Warhol Women sheds fresh light on both the artist’s oeuvre and our present moment, wherein questions of female empowerment and the construction of identity through images are as urgent as ever.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Warhol Women: Portraits from the 60s through the 80s
Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater
Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice? This production of Shakespeare's play is by the Mobile Unit of the renowned Public Theater.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare from the Renowned Public Theater
Open Mike | Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events
The community is joining together in a mission of inspiration and exchange! On one special evening, you’ll have an opportunity to express your ideas and insights for the future, and share your messages of light and hope. Perform a monologue, recite a poem, sing a song, share an insight, express your heart-felt opinions – – or if you’d like, simply listen and reflect. Be part of a democratic process of individuals coming together to discuss and implement our very best ideas in our communities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Apr 24
8:00 pm

Free

Open Mikes, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Birdwatching | Birding Basics: The North Woods
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
10:00 am

Free

Birdwatchings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Birding Basics: The North Woods
Film | The Human Element (2018): Climate Change and Everyday Life
We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life. In The Human Element, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. 76 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
6:00 pm

Free

Films, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Human Element (2018): Climate Change and Everyday Life
Talk | Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
This discussion explores the shared roots found throughout American music. Wynton Marsalis is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. (pianist), grandson of Ellis Marsalis Sr., and brother of Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), and Jason (drummer). Marsalis is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
Author Reading | “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,”
The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky -- in this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world. Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, I. F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. In their engagement with Zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century’s most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, nationalism, democracy, colonialism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism. “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,” Linfield writes. The universes of alternate facts and bizarro-world perspectives that Linfield so adeptly portrays can only be explained by larger, governing fantasies about what Jews are and what they ought to be. Susie Linfield teaches cultural journalism at New York University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, &ldquo;Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation &hellip; considered a progressive demand,&rdquo;
Play | The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard
The Laramie Project is a documentary theatre piece about the residents of Laramie, Wyoming in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. A student production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Apr 25
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard

Friday, April 26, 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

Fri, Apr 26
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, April 26, 2019, 04/26/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
Film | Me and Kaminski (2015): German Comedy-Drama
Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article. Director: Wolfgang Becker Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar 124 min. In German with English subtitles.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 26
7:00 pm

Free

Films, April 26, 2019, 04/26/2019, Me and Kaminski (2015): German Comedy-Drama
Talk | Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
This discussion explores the shared roots found throughout American music. Wynton Marsalis is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. (pianist), grandson of Ellis Marsalis Sr., and brother of Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), and Jason (drummer). Marsalis is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 26
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, April 26, 2019, 04/26/2019, Pre-Concert Dicussion: 9-Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician
Jazz | From the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz
Musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil’s highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance “The living room”, Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Apr 26
9:00 pm

to 11:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 26, 2019, 04/26/2019, From the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz

Saturday, April 27, 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

Sat, Apr 27
11:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

City Walks, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, New Amsterdam and the Evolution of New York
Discussion | Coffeehouse Chronicles: Witkacy, the Polish Avant-Garde Playwright
Coffeehouse Chronicles will focus on the work of turn-of-the-century Polish avant-garde playwright Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939), known as "Witkacy," who may well have been Europe's most radical novelist, dramatist, painter, and philosopher in an era when artists competed fiercely to break away from all that had come before. Writing in Polish yet banned in Communist Poland, Witkacy may not have gained the international attention of the Surrealists, Dadaists, or other Absurdists, but his work remains a striking example of modernism. This edition of Coffeehouse Chronicles will include a panel discussion about Witkacy with invited guests: Jadwiga Kosicka-Gerould (writer and translator); Krystyna Lipinska-Illakowicz (Lecturer at Yale University's Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures); Daniel Pinchbeck (writer); Natalia Korczakowska (theater director and Artistic Director of Warsaw's Studio Theater); and Eri Nox (playwright). The panel will be moderated by the Director of CUNY's Segal Theater Center, Frank Hentschker. This edition will also include four short stage readings directed by Zenon Kruszelnicki (Gyubal Wahazar), Daniel Irizarry (The Madman and the Nun), Natalia Korczakowska (Narcotics: Peyote), Eri Nox (They).    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
3:00 pm

Free

Discussions, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Coffeehouse Chronicles: Witkacy, the Polish Avant-Garde Playwright
Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Opera | Scenes From Two French Operettas Directed By Emmy Winning Soprano
Scenes from two French Operettas, Ciboulette by Reynaldo Hahn and L’Étoile by Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier. Soprano and opera director Catherine Malfitano has sung at the major opera houses throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House in London, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Geneva, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Berlin State Opera, Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Paris Opéra, Hamburgische Staatsoper in Hamburg, among others. One of Malfitano's best-known roles is the title role in the opera Tosca, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1992, performing opposite Plácido Domingo as Mario Cavaradossi and Ruggero Raimondi as Scarpia. In 2005, Malfitano started a second career as an opera director, with a Madama Butterfly. Since then, she has created productions for La Monnaie, Florida Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera's Merola programme, English National Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Canadian Opera Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Scenes From Two French Operettas Directed By Emmy Winning Soprano
Classical Music | Haydn's Immortal "The Creation"
First performed in 1799, Haydn’s immortal “The Creation” captures the lavish drama of God’s creation of the universe, from the earliest verses of the Bible where chaos is separated into light, earth, and air to the first happy hours of Adam and Eve in the Garden. Inspired by the Book of Genesis, the Book of Psalms, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn’s most famous and enduring masterwork has enthralled audiences for centuries.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Apr 27
8:00 pm

$5/$3 students and...

Concerts, April 27, 2019, 04/27/2019, Haydn's Immortal "The Creation"

Sunday, April 28, 2019

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 28
11:00 am

to 1:00 pm

Free

City Walks, April 28, 2019, 04/28/2019, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
Play | The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard
The Laramie Project is a documentary theatre piece about the residents of Laramie, Wyoming in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. A student production.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 28
3:00 pm

Free

Plays, April 28, 2019, 04/28/2019, The Laramie Project: The Murder of Matthew Shepard
Classical Music | Works By Schumann, Debussy And Mozart
Anna Khanina, piano. Pianist Anna Khanina has performed at such venues as 92nd Street Y Kaufman Hall, Symphony Space, Staller Center for Arts, Trinity Church, Yamaha Piano Salon in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Pianoforte Chicago, Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, Georg Phillip Telemann Hall in Magdeburg, Muendener Schloss among others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 28
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, April 28, 2019, 04/28/2019, Works By Schumann, Debussy And Mozart
Opera | Scenes From Two French Operettas Directed By Emmy Winning Soprano
Scenes from two French Operettas, Ciboulette by Reynaldo Hahn and L’Étoile by Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier. Soprano and opera director Catherine Malfitano has sung at the major opera houses throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House in London, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Geneva, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Berlin State Opera, Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Paris Opéra, Hamburgische Staatsoper in Hamburg, among others. One of Malfitano's best-known roles is the title role in the opera Tosca, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1992, performing opposite Plácido Domingo as Mario Cavaradossi and Ruggero Raimondi as Scarpia. In 2005, Malfitano started a second career as an opera director, with a Madama Butterfly. Since then, she has created productions for La Monnaie, Florida Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera's Merola programme, English National Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Canadian Opera Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Apr 28
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, April 28, 2019, 04/28/2019, Scenes From Two French Operettas Directed By Emmy Winning Soprano

Monday, April 29, 2019

Author Reading | Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers
A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started. In this rollicking narrative, Nicholas K. Smith carries us through the long twentieth century as sneakers became the totem of subcultures from California skateboarders to New York rappers, the cause of gang violence and riots, the heart of a global economic controversy, the lynchpin in a quest to turn big sports into big business, and the muse of high fashion. Nicholas K. Smith is a journalist and author. He was a staff reporter and web editor for Arizona-based publications Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, and Explorer Newspaper.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Apr 29
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Talk | Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
A talk by Mitchell Zuckoff.      
   New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Apr 30
7:00 pm

Free

Talks, April 30, 2019, 04/30/2019, Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Performance | A Knock at the Door: Performance by Theatre of the Oppressed
What does it take to be a “good” parent and who decides that? A phone call, a knock at the door, and the entire world is turned upside-down. The trauma reverberates from generation to generation — how can we stop this cycle? Theatre of the Oppressed NYC was founded in 2011 by Katy Rubin, who trained with Augusto Boal in Rio, in 2008. After returning to New York and discovering a lack of effective "popular theatre" – interactive theatre created by communities facing oppression – Rubin helped form the Jan Hus Homeless Theatre Troupe, which is now called Concrete Justice (TONYC’s flagship troupe).    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 2
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, May 02, 2019, 05/02/2019, A Knock at the Door: Performance by Theatre of the Oppressed
Classical Music | A Pianist Who Appeared With The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boston Pops Orchestra And More
Pianist Beth Levin is celebrated as a bold interpreter of challenging works, from the Romantic canon to leading modernist composers. The New York Times praised her “fire and originality,” while The New Yorker called her playing “revelatory.” Fanfare described Levin’s artistry as “fierce in its power,” with “a huge range of colors.” Levin has appeared as a concerto soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with noted conductors such as Arthur Fiedler, Tonu Kalam, Milton Katims, Joseph Silverstein and Benjamin Zander.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 2
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 02, 2019, 05/02/2019, A Pianist Who Appeared With The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boston Pops Orchestra And More

Friday, May 3, 2019

Lecture | Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam
Using newly available archival material from the Nixon Presidential Library, Kissinger's personal papers, and material from the archives in Vietnam, Robert K. Brigham, a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy, punctures the myth of Kissinger as an infallible mastermind. Instead, he constructs a portrait of a rash, opportunistic, and suggestible politician. It was personal political rivalries, the domestic political climate, and strategic confusion that drove Kissinger's actions. There was no great master plan or Bismarckian theory that supported how the US continued the war or conducted peace negotiations. Its length was doubled for nothing but ego and poor judgment. The American war in Vietnam was concluded in 1973 after eight years of fighting, bloodshed, and loss. Yet the terms of the truce that ended the war were effectively identical to what had been offered to the Nixon administration four years earlier. Those four years cost America and Vietnam thousands of lives and billions of dollars, and they were the direct result of the supposed master plan of the most important voice in American foreign policy: Henry Kissinger. Robert. K. Brigham is the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy. His fellowships include the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for Humanities. Brigham is author or co-author of nine books, among them Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Power (PublicAffairs, 2008) and Argument Without End (PublicAffairs, 1999).    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 3
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, May 03, 2019, 05/03/2019, Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Festival | Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Block Party
Lincoln Center welcomes you and your family to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The festivities begin at 10:00am with a special land acknowledgment ceremony and dance performance, and continues into the afternoon with indoor and outdoor events across campus. There will be live musical performances, exhibitions, dance presentations, a raffle, and film programming.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 4
10:00 am

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Block Party
Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 4
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Workshop | Photographing Strangers: Candid and Posed
Learn how to make portraits of strangers, both with their permission (posed) and without (candid). Geared to beginner photographers, this class covers practical aspects of photographing strangers, such as finding ideal light and creating compelling compositions, as well as how to approach strangers and gain their trust, the psychology behind photographing people, and how and why to embrace fear. The class culminates with shooting portraits in the park followed by a Q and A. All cameras are welcome, including camera phones. Instructor Amy Touchette is an ICP-trained fine art photographer based in Brooklyn who specializes in street portraiture.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 7
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, May 07, 2019, 05/07/2019, Photographing Strangers: Candid and Posed

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Concert | A Cursed Woman: Traditional Korean Singing
Throughout her career as a traditional Korean singer (“sorikun”), Lee Narae has reflected on and problematized the representation of women in traditional pansori, a form of musical storytelling that developed under the influence of Confucian culture. In exploring this art form, she sheds new light on Byeongangseo-ga—a pansori narrative that is a particularly strong example of patriarchal values—by shifting the perspective to the ill-fated female character, Ong-nyeo, and recreating this work through a variety of artistic styles. Lee Narae combines a wide range of sounds with spoken word and transforms them through music, seamlessly incorporating other musical influences. She thus inherits the tradition of pansori while recharging it with contemporary creative energy.      New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 9
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 09, 2019, 05/09/2019, A Cursed Woman: Traditional Korean Singing

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Festival | Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
This family-friendly event offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year..    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 11
12:00 pm

to 3:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival
Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 11
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Play | Hoped I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today: A Play by a Nobel Prize Winner
Audiences will experience a full length production of the Romanian play by Nobel Prize recipient Herta Muller, directed and performed by Simona Maicanescu. The play is set in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin Wall where Lili works in a Romanian factory making fine men's overcoats for export to Italy. Her love life is a mess-she has a live-in male friend who spends all of his time and most of her money drinking the day away. Lili also has a secret; she inserts notes which say “Marry me!” and include her name and address into the linings of the coats she sews. When her notes are discovered, Lili knows she could face unemployment or even imprisonment. She is summoned to the inspector’s office to receive the verdict. But the inspector takes a personal interest in her case; that is, he takes a personal interest in her. Following the production, there will be a talk-back and reception. This play will be performed in English.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 11
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Hoped I Wouldn&rsquo;t Meet Myself Today: A Play by a Nobel Prize Winner

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Staged Reading | Urn on an Empty Stage: Authoritarians and Their Victims
A stage reading of the Slovakian play by Martin Cicvak, directed by Katarina Vizina.. In Urn on an Empty Stage, Cicvak brilliantly explores the dynamics between authoritative figures and their “victims”, particularly women. Using the Greek myth of Europa, the play attacks the problem of gender equality and the status of women in today’s society. The story begins when three actresses and an opera diva meet on an empty stage. They have come to say their last farewell to a great director whose ashes they have brought with them in an urn.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 12
3:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, May 12, 2019, 05/12/2019, Urn on an Empty Stage: Authoritarians and Their Victims
Staged Reading | Puppenhaus. Treatment: Treason and Collaborationism
In Puppenhaus.Treatment, playwright Magda Fertacz examines the issues of treason and collaborationism from the perspective of alternative codes of memory: “Traitors to the country,” “collaborators,” and “renegades,” are World War II figures that have re-entered the national and political discourse of today. By constructing a theatrical fantasy about wartime, the artists are asking questions about the stigmatization, punishment and judgment of individuals who, for a variety of reasons, renounce heroism and refuse to fight and make sacrifices for their country. How is historical memory and moral evaluation of past choices and actions constructed? What are the limits of interpreting and fantasizing about history charged with trauma and heroism? How can collective memory be healed?    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 12
7:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, May 12, 2019, 05/12/2019, Puppenhaus. Treatment: Treason and Collaborationism

Monday, May 13, 2019

Talk | Speaking of Shakespeare with Oscar-Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham
Although he is best known for his award-winning work in film and television, F. Murray Abraham is also a classically-trained stage actor who has appeared in a number of Shakespeare productions, including a Central Park performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merchant of Venice. Welcome him for what promises to be a delightful conversation about his career and passion for Shakespeare.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 13
8:00 pm

Free

Talks, May 13, 2019, 05/13/2019, Speaking of Shakespeare with Oscar-Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 16
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 16, 2019, 05/16/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Friday, May 17, 2019

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 17
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 17, 2019, 05/17/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Workshop | Photography Workshop
During this two-hour workshop, students explore the park and collect objects from the natural environment. Participants also use clippings from the park’s gardens (provided) to create one-of-a-kind photograms in ICP’s darkrooms. This unique process involves placing objects onto light-sensitive photo paper, and then exposing the paper to light, in order to produce an image. Instructor Michael Silverwise is a photographer, videographer, educator and adjudicator, and has been a faculty member with ICP since 2001.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 18
1:00 pm

Free

Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Photography Workshop
Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 18
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 18
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Monday, May 20, 2019

Opera | La Bohème: Puccini's Classic Featuring the Stars of the New York City Opera
Be transported to the Latin Quarter of 19th century Paris without leaving the park as you bask in the lush melodies of Puccini’s La Bohème. Hear the stars of New York City Opera sing some of the most famous melodies in opera, all from the comfort of your very own blanket!    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 20
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 20, 2019, 05/20/2019, La Boh&egrave;me: Puccini's Classic Featuring the Stars of the New York City Opera

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Author Reading | How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir: New from Actress Kate Mulgrew
In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter’s love for her parents. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 21
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir: New from Actress Kate Mulgrew
Author Reading | 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley Discusses His Book Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history. Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you? With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 21
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley Discusses His Book Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
Author Reading | Filmmaker John Waters discusses his book Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
Studded with cameos of Waters’s stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’s personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’s most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book—another instant Waters classic. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 21
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, Filmmaker John Waters discusses his book Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
Play | Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication
Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. In this modern production, find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 21
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Author Reading | Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic
Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to life-saving drugs. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope? Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 22
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic
Play | Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication
Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. In this modern production, find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 22
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Birdwatching | Birding Basics: The North Woods
Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 23
10:00 am

Free

Birdwatchings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Birding Basics: The North Woods
Author Reading | Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for 'The Simpsons'
In celebration of The Simpsons' thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer, Mike Reiss, offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 23
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for 'The Simpsons'
Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 23
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Friday, May 24, 2019

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 24
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 24, 2019, 05/24/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Lecture | Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam
While most historians of the Vietnam War focus on the origins of U.S. involvement and the Americanization of the conflict, Lien-Hang T. Nguyen examines the international context in which North Vietnamese leaders pursued the war and American intervention ended. This riveting narrative takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam. Hanoi's War renders transparent the internal workings of America's most elusive enemy and shows that the war fought during the peace negotiations was bloodier and much more wide-ranging than it had been previously. Using never-before-seen archival materials from the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as materials from other archives around the world, Nguyen explores the politics of war-making and peace-making not only from the North Vietnamese perspective but also from that of South Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and the United States, presenting a uniquely international portrait. Lien-Hang T. Nguyen is the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Yale University.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 24
7:00 pm

Free

Lectures, May 24, 2019, 05/24/2019, Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 25
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 25, 2019, 05/25/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 25
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, May 25, 2019, 05/25/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Sunday, May 26, 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, May 26
11:00 am

Free

Tours, May 26, 2019, 05/26/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Monday, May 27, 2019

Tour | Memorial Walk Tour
Guides walk through the Park to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember and honor our veterans. Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, Merchant's Gate, 7th Regiment Memorial, S. Rankin Drew Memorial, Navy Terrace and Navy Walk, 307th Infantry Regiment Memorial, Red Cross Memorial Flagpole, 107th Infantry Regiment Memorial, and the Arsenal.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 27
11:00 am

Free

Tours, May 27, 2019, 05/27/2019, Memorial Walk Tour

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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, May 30
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class

Friday, May 31, 2019

Film | Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): 3-Time Oscar Winner
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. 106 min. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 31
7:00 pm

Free

Films, May 31, 2019, 05/31/2019, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): 3-Time Oscar Winner

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Opera | Pride in the Park: Opera and Musical Theater Selections
Pride in the Park will feature a diverse program of selections from opera and musical theater sung by stars of City Opera’s Pride Series, including a sneak peak of their upcoming world premiere, Stonewall. Come celebrate Pride in the Park with New York City Opera.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 12
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 12, 2019, 06/12/2019, Pride in the Park: Opera and Musical Theater Selections

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Festival | Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. The landmark synagogue as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds. Mah jongg Chinese folk instrument making Willie Martinez and the NYC Salsa All Stars Chinese calligraphy Sarah Myerson's Yiddish Dancing Puppet theater Chinese folk music with the East River Ensemble Bomba drum making Egg Rolls! Egg Creams! Empanadas! ...and a whole lot more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 16
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 16, 2019, 06/16/2019, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Parade | Annual Mermaid Parade
A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 22
1:00 pm

Free

Parades, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, Annual Mermaid Parade

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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, Jun 27
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class

Sunday, June 30, 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, Jun 30
11:00 am

Free

Tours, June 30, 2019, 06/30/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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, Jul 25
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, July 25, 2019, 07/25/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class

Sunday, July 28, 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, Jul 28
11:00 am

Free

Tours, July 28, 2019, 07/28/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

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

Monday, August 26, 2019

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 José 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

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

Friday, August 30, 2019

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

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

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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