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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!  

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.

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97 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, concerts, movies, tours, poetry readings, lessons of any kind (yoga, tai chi, tango, drawing, photography, etc.),  and many more free things to do happen all over the city every day of the year. Take a look at those free events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- May 29, 2022 and on...   Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted.

        

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 29
11:00 am

Free

Tours, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
Festival | 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More
Join the fun of this annual festival of the arts: music, dance, kids' entertainment, theater, poetry, video and more. Outdoors: food vendors, performances, cultural fair Indoors: variety acts, theatrical performances (Proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor events)    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 29
6:00 pm

to 1:00 am

Free

Festivals, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More

Monday, May 30, 2022

Concert | Memorial Day Concert!
The New York City Symphonic Band, led by music director Paul Corn, and hosted by guest conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Featuring works that commemorate those who served in the armed forces throughout our nation's history. Bring a blanket, picnic.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 30
2:30 pm

to 4:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 30, 2022, 05/30/2022, Memorial Day Concert!
Classical Music | The New York Philharmonic: Memorial Day Concert
The New York Philharmonic's Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts the 30th concert presented as a gift to the people of New York City and a day of musical remembrance. The program will feature Walker's Lyric for Strings, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and La Mer, and selections from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Seating is on first come, first served basis. Tickets required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 30
7:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 30, 2022, 05/30/2022, The New York Philharmonic: Memorial Day Concert

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tour | London: Jack the Ripper and Victorian Times (online)
Walking trough the east end of London we will dig up the dirty side of the Victorian era. As you will be discovering the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch, you will also try to uncover our first ever serial killer. Please Note: viewer discretion is advised due to content.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 31
6:00 pm

Free

Tours, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, London: Jack the Ripper and Victorian Times (online)
Book Discussion | The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era (online)
As the 2022 NBA playoffs ramp up, historian Claude Johnson participates in a rich conversation on an unsung history of the early days of basketball. In his book, Johnson braids together the stories of dozens of teams--then often called "fives"--of African American players, founded before the racial integration of all-white professional leagues in the 1950s. Laura Washington joins Johnson in conversation about this critical lost history. This conversation is a must-see for basketball fans and history buffs alike, challenging our notions of the sport and preserving a crucial history for generations of fans to com    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 31
7:00 pm

Free

Book Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era (online)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Jazz | Jazz Wednesday
Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 1
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Jazz Wednesday
Dancing | Harlem Swings and Hops
Celebrate Harlem's most famous dance genre with The Lindy Hop. Start off with a mini dance lesson and continue with social dancing and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats and more music from then up to now.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 1
5:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Harlem Swings and Hops
Dancing | Grammy-Winning Pianist and Salsa Dancing
Honor the rich traditions of Latin dance and music that have so deeply enriched New York City's artistic heritage. Whether you're an experienced dancer or just starting out, dancers of any ability level are welcome! Tonight's dance lesson from accomplished choreographer Talia Castro-Pozo, accompanied by DJ Broadway, will give you the basic steps you'll need to dance along to the music of the Grammy-award winning pianist Eddie Palmieri as he leads his orchestra on a whirlwind tour through his more than sixty years of salsa hits. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 1
6:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Grammy-Winning Pianist and Salsa Dancing
Musical | J O B - A Simple Man: An Immigrant's Journey from Russia to New York
In an intense and musical dramatization, J O B - A Simple Man tells the story of an emigrant's journey from the old world-a little village in Russia-to the new world in New York. Mendel Singer, much like Job in the Hebrew Bible, loses everything. He despairs and curses, but ultimately experiences a miracle. Adapted by Karen-Maria Bille from Joseph Roth's 1930 novel of the same name, this powerful production stars award-winning Danish actor Ina-Miriam Rosenbaum in every role. Rosenbaum is directed by Rolf Heim and joined onstage by principal oboist of the Danish Royal Orchestra Henrik Goldshmidt and Indian-Danish accordion virtuoso Anders Singh Vesterdahl. As audiences follow Mendel Singer from joy to deep despair, and through to hope and comfort, the performance's offbeat music lifts the story of one person into a universally relatable tale about the experience of being a refugee and the challenges of encountering a new world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 1
7:00 pm

Free

Musicals, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, J O B - A Simple Man: An Immigrant's Journey from Russia to New York
Movie in a Park | Soul (2020): Animated Oscar Winner
After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton 100 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 1
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Soul (2020): Animated Oscar Winner

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Discussion | A Conversation with Emmy-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies (online)
Julie Salamon sits down with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies. Currently seen starring as Laura Peterson on Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, Margulies previously starred as Alicia Florrick on CBS' The Good Wife, which she also produced, and is also well known for her role as one of the original cast members of ER. She has starred in the critically acclaimed series Billions and The Hot Zone. Margulies has added author to her list of credits with the recent release of her memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
12:30 pm

Free

Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, A Conversation with Emmy-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies (online)
Discussion | The African Grove: Locating the Legacy of America's First Black Theater (online)
Theatre scholars Harvey Young and Michael Dinwiddie and NY Times critic-at-large Maya Phillips speak about The African Grove Theater, likely the first Black Theater in the US founded in 1821. In 1821, William Alexander Brown formed what is believed to be the first Black theatre company in the United States. The African Grove Theater gained popularity with a diverse audience by presenting the works of Shakespeare, including productions of Richard III and King Lear, along with more contemporary plays, including one of Brown's own original works. Despite this popularity, opposition to the company meant that it was frequently forced to change both its name and location, moving from Brown's backyard to various spaces in lower Manhattan, before disappearing entirely in 1823.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
6:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, The African Grove: Locating the Legacy of America's First Black Theater (online)
Dancing | Swing Music and Dancing
Following a dance lesson from Bessie Award-winning LaTasha Barnes, trumpeter/bandleader Danny Jonokuchi and his band, The Revisionists will be conjuring up Savoy Ballroom vibes. See for yourself why they are described as one of the premiere dance bands on the scene. Also, HellaBlack Lindy Hop will be on hand showcasing Lindy Hop throughout the night. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
6:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Swing Music and Dancing
Dancing | Tango on the Water
Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Thursdays, June 2-July 28, 2022    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
6:30 pm

Free

Dancings, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Tango on the Water
Musical | J O B - A Simple Man: An Immigrant's Journey from Russia to New York (in-person and online)
In an intense and musical dramatization, J O B - A Simple Man tells the story of an emigrant's journey from the old world-a little village in Russia-to the new world in New York. Mendel Singer, much like Job in the Hebrew Bible, loses everything. He despairs and curses, but ultimately experiences a miracle. Adapted by Karen-Maria Bille from Joseph Roth's 1930 novel of the same name, this powerful production stars award-winning Danish actor Ina-Miriam Rosenbaum in every role. Rosenbaum is directed by Rolf Heim and joined onstage by principal oboist of the Danish Royal Orchestra Henrik Goldshmidt and Indian-Danish accordion virtuoso Anders Singh Vesterdahl. As audiences follow Mendel Singer from joy to deep despair, and through to hope and comfort, the performance's offbeat music lifts the story of one person into a universally relatable tale about the experience of being a refugee and the challenges of encountering a new world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
7:00 pm

Free

Musicals, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, J O B - A Simple Man: An Immigrant's Journey from Russia to New York (in-person and online)
Movie in a Park | Denzel Washington's A Journal for Jordan (2021): Family Drama with Michael B. Jordan
1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father. Director: Denzel Washington Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Chante Adams, Jalon Christian 131 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 2
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Denzel Washington's A Journal for Jordan (2021): Family Drama with Michael B. Jordan

Friday, June 3, 2022

Museums | Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden
The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Museumss, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden
Dancing | Dance, MFs, Dance!
The outrageously versatile instrumentalist, bandleader, and vocalist Felicia Collins is perhaps best known for her role as lead guitarist for Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman. These days, Collins plays nightclub classics, pop smashes, and the funkiest of grooves with her hard rocking band, The Hustle. For this fiery setlist of dance classics. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
6:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Dance, MFs, Dance!
Performance | When we disappear, use GPS to find us: Performance Art
A performance and installation by Zurich-based artist Miriam Laura Leonardi. The performance will be held on the roof terrace. Leonardi was artist in residence from November 2021 to February 2022 and will open her first solo exhibition in New York at Jenny's on June 10th. Miriam Laura Leonardi studied photography at Gobelins, l'Ecole de l'Image, Paris and received her MFA at University of the Arts, Zurich. She has exhibited her work internationally and in 2021, received the Prix Mobiliere. She runs the project Photography Exhibit! and teaches in the BFA at ECAL, University of the Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, When we disappear, use GPS to find us: Performance Art
Concert | Sunset Concert on the River
The sounds of summer brought right to the park with established and emerging NYC-based artists across a wide range of genres. There's no better way to kick off the weekend than with an evening of spectacular live music and signature sunsets right on the riverfront. From brass to choral, bass and more - there is something for everyone. Featuring: Extra Syrup Horns    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Sunset Concert on the River
Film | The Longest Day (1962): Oscar-Winning War Film, Commemorating D-Day History (online)
The Longest Day is a 1962 American epic war film, shot in black and white and based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 non-fiction book of the same name about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944. It features a large international ensemble cast including John Wayne, Kenneth More, Richard Todd, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Steve Forrest, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Red Buttons, Peter Lawford, Eddie Albert, Jeffrey Hunter, Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Rod Steiger, Leo Genn, Gert Frobe, Irina Demick, Bourvil, Curd Jurgens, George Segal, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka, and Arletty. Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki. 178 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
7:00 pm

Free

Films, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, The Longest Day (1962): Oscar-Winning War Film, Commemorating D-Day History (online)
Classical Music | Art Songs by One of Today's Most Important American Composers
An evening-length "cornucopia of song" from Daron Hagen, one of today's most important American composers. A work at once epic and intimate - a landmark in 21st-century American art song. Performers Rebecca Myers, Gilda Lyons, soprano; Meg Bragle, Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano; James Reese, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone; Laura Ward, piano About the Composer "A composer born to write operas" (Chicago Tribune) who possesses of an "infinitely fertile imagination" (Fanfare Magazine). Opera News describes his Amelia as "one of the 20 best operas of the 21st century;" NATS Journal of Singing calls Hagen "the finest American composer of vocal music in his generation." His "theatrical audacity," and "gift for big, sweeping tunes" (New York Times) underpin work that "is both highly original and gripping; restless, questioning music that never loses its heart." (Wall Street Journal). Daron Hagen (b. 1961) had received commissions from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Seattle Opera: Amelia (2010), Kings Singers, the Curtis Institute of Music. Vaccination proof required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Art Songs by One of Today's Most Important American Composers
Movie in a Park | King Richard (2021): Oscar Winner with Will Smith
A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green Stars: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 3
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, King Richard (2021): Oscar Winner with Will Smith

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Jazz | Jazz by the Water
An afternoon of great music celebrating jazz yesterday and today from Joe Chambers, Frozen Earth featuring Paul Brown, Justin Robinson Quartet and Phil Young Jazz Experi-ence.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
1:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Jazz by the Water
Staged Reading | The Half-Life of Marie Curie: The Power of Female Friendship
In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a "foreign" Jewish temptress and a home-wrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette. The play revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry. Written by Lauren Gunderson    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
2:00 pm

Free

Staged Readings, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, The Half-Life of Marie Curie: The Power of Female Friendship
Classical Music | Work by Renaissance Master Josquin des Prez
Enjoy performances of works by Renaissance master composer Josquin des Prez. Recorder, brass, violin, and vocal consorts from The Clarion Orchestra & Choir will tell his story in music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
3:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Work by Renaissance Master Josquin des Prez
Dance Performance | Contemporary Dance: Ariel Rivka Dance and The Missing Element
Ariel Rivka Dance is an all-female contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director Ariel Grossman. ARD's mission is to champion female creatives through original choreography, commissioned music, and curated family and educational programming. Through movement, ARD creates a community of vulnerability and acceptance, providing opportunities for hope and connection. Fusing the music making of beatbox with street dance, The Missing Element was commissioned by Works & Process to marry the cypher, widely found in rap, beatbox, and break dance, with the circular architecture of the Guggenheim. Through a pandemic induced detour, a new collaboration took inspiration from the heart of Lincoln Center, the Revson Fountain. During their Works & Process bubble residency The Missing Element collaborators made up of members of The Beatbox House including Amit Bhowmick, Chris Celiz, Neil Meadows (NaPoM), Gene Shinozaki, and Kenny Urban, and dancers including flexer Joseph Carella (Klassic), Krumper Brian (Hallow Dreamz) Henry, and breakers Graham Reese and Anthony Rodriguez (Invertebrate) created a site-specific work, embodying wind, fire, water and earth to push the boundaries of creativity to inspire the spirit and recovery of New York.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Contemporary Dance: Ariel Rivka Dance and The Missing Element
Dancing | Silent Disco Featuring Osar and Grammy Winner Mark Ronson
Oscar, Golden Globe and Seven-time Grammy winner Mark Ronson headlines a celebration honoring Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee at New York City's largest outdoor dance floor. It starts off with a set by leading British DJ Gemma Cairney, a Rose d'Or and Sony Award winning BBC DJ, where you can expect anything from British punk to pop. British-American DJ, artist and producer Mark Ronson, whose collaborations include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Miley Cyrus, and Lady Gaga, closes out the night with a DJ set you don't want to miss.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
8:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Silent Disco Featuring Osar and Grammy Winner Mark Ronson
Opera | Giulietta e Romeo: Rare Production of an Italian Opera
A full production of the Shakespeare-inspired opera, composed by Riccardo Zandonai (1883-1944). The site-specific piece will be presented in two performances positioned outdoors next to the waterfront. This rare jewel of opera history will be presented in three acts of love, passion, and tragedy. Teatro Grattacielo is known for its forward thinking, progressive and multimedia based exploration of opera.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 4
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Giulietta e Romeo: Rare Production of an Italian Opera

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday at 11 am. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 5
11:00 am

Free

Tours, June 05, 2022, 06/05/2022, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
Dancing | Learn to Dance Like a Pro
Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Sundays, June 5-26, 2022    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 5
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free

Dancings, June 05, 2022, 06/05/2022, Learn to Dance Like a Pro
Film | Space Jam (1996): Bugs Bunny Meets Michael Jordan
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion Michael Jordan. Director: Joe Pytka Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle 88 min. A limited number of chairs will be available, or you can bring your own blankets and chairs to lay out on the turf.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 5
7:00 pm

Free

Films, June 05, 2022, 06/05/2022, Space Jam (1996): Bugs Bunny Meets Michael Jordan
Opera | Giulietta e Romeo: Rare Production of an Italian Opera
A full production of the Shakespeare-inspired opera, composed by Riccardo Zandonai (1883-1944). The site-specific piece will be presented in two performances positioned outdoors next to the waterfront. This rare jewel of opera history will be presented in three acts of love, passion, and tragedy. Teatro Grattacielo is known for its forward thinking, progressive and multimedia based exploration of opera.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 5
9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 05, 2022, 06/05/2022, Giulietta e Romeo: Rare Production of an Italian Opera

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Book Discussion | Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All
A Conversation on the musical with Tome Moore, author and director of the original Broadway production, and Ken Waissman, author and producer of the original Broadway production.Hosted by Ilana Levine.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 7
12:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All
Discussion | Finding Common Ground on Election Reform (online)
Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele come together for an online talk exploring ways to find common ground on election reform. This special conversation will be guided by former CBS News Correspondent and author Jacqueline Adams. Free and fair elections are at the cornerstone of our democracy, yet many Americans feel disenfranchised about their ability to cast a ballot. Rising polarization in Congress has left voting rights legislation at a standstill. Brazile and Steele explore how we address these issues and find a path forward.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 7
7:30 pm

Free

Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Finding Common Ground on Election Reform (online)
Concert | Highly-Acclaimed Musician, Brass and Winds Ensemble: Stravinsky, J.S. Bach and More
The Festival Brass & Winds Ensemble; Lutz Rath, conductor; David Taylor, bass trombone (performed with the New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stowkowski's American Symphony Orchestra, The Rolling Stones) Program J.S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor for brass quintet Igor Stravinsky Octet for wind instruments David Taylor "Tatanka Lyotanka," (Sitting Bull), premiere for 3 trombones & tuba Edward Grieg Holberg Suite David Taylor performs recitals and concerti around the world: from Lincoln Center in NY to the Musikverein in Vienna and Suntory Hall in Japan. He has appeared and recorded chamber music with Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Wynton Marsalis and performs with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orpheus, and the St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra. Throughout his career, Taylor has appeared and recorded with major jazz and popular artists including Barbara Streisand, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Aretha Franklin. His "Tatanka Lyotanka" is a tribute to Sitting Bull, a leader of the Lakota Sioux nation. A brave warrior, he was victorious at the Battle of Little Bighorn that resulted in Gen. Custer's death. Later in his life he was shot by army soldiers at the Standing Rock Reservation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 7
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Highly-Acclaimed Musician, Brass and Winds Ensemble: Stravinsky, J.S. Bach and More

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Classical Music | Acclaimed Chorus and Orchestra: From the Fairy Forests of Felix Mendelssohn to The Porch Swings of Samuel Barber
MasterVoices; Tony winner Ted Sperling, Conductor; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Shereen Pimentel, soprano; Tariq Al-Sabir, tenor Program Mendelssohn: Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in E major, Op. 21 Mendelssohn: Song with Choir (from "A Midsummer Night's Dream") des Prez: El Grillo Schwartz/Strouse: Blame it on the Summer Night (from "Rags") Loesser: Song of a Summer Night (from "The Most Happy Fella") Ricky Ian Gordon: Three songs, New Moon, Summer, and Joy Barber: Knoxville: Summer 1915 Berlioz: Excerpts from Les nuits d'ete (Summer Nights), Villanelle and Le spectre de la rose Sondheim: Night Music Waltz Suite, arr. Ted Sperling Tariq Al-Sabir: Summers Are Growing Longer (World Premiere Commission) About the Performers MasterVoices was founded in 1941 by legendary American choral conductor Robert Shaw. The group is known for its versatility and a repertoire that ranges from choral masterpieces and operas in concert to operettas and musical theater. Season concerts feature a volunteer chorus of 100+ members from all walks of life, alongside a diverse roster of world-class soloists from across the musical spectrum, including Julia Bullock, Dove Cameron, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Renee Fleming, John Holiday, Jennifer Holliday, Norm Lewis, Victoria Clark, and Kelli O'Hara. Orchestra of St. Luke's is one of America's foremost ensembles, consisting of virtuoso artists. It grew out of a chamber ensemble that gathered in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Rain date: June 9, 7 pm, same location Limited seats are on first-come, first-served basis. Please bring blankets or lawn-chairs.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 8
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 08, 2022, 06/08/2022, Acclaimed Chorus and Orchestra: From the Fairy Forests of Felix Mendelssohn to The Porch Swings of Samuel Barber
Concert | Fearless Saxophonist Blends Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Classical
Saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington's technicolor mixing of jazz, hip-hop, classical, and R&B has made him his generation's torchbearer for progressive improvisational music - and the perfect artist to welcome Brooklyn back to a summer of joyful live performance! Sharing the stage with him on opening night are the innovative 23-year-old neo-soul phenom Ravyn Lenae, whose age belies the depth of her artistry, and the Chicago-born, NY-based DJ Reborn, who has worked with everyone from The Roots to Common to John Legend and India Arie. Please Note: Chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 8
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 08, 2022, 06/08/2022, Fearless Saxophonist Blends Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Classical

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Tour | Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour
This tour explores Battery Park City's southern district, which includes some of BPC's earliest landscapes and infrastructure, including the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. Visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 9
4:00 pm

Free

Tours, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour
Concert | Raucous, Good-Time Music and a Brazilian-American Drumline
Spirit Family Reunion has been playing music everywhere from living rooms and barns, to well-known festivals like Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass since 2010. FogoAzul NYC is NY's homegrown all women/trans/non-binary Brazilian-American Drumline. They can be seen appearing at over 150 events per year ranging from birthday parties and weddings to fundraisers, galas, and parades and marches.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 9
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Raucous, Good-Time Music and a Brazilian-American Drumline

Friday, June 10, 2022

Film | Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019): Comedy-Drama with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt
A has-been Hollywood actor and his stunt double strive for success in 1969 LA, as the Golden Age of Hollywood is overtaken by a dark and seamy counterculture. Runtime: 2 hours, 41 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 10
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019): Comedy-Drama with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt
Dance Performance | Contemporary and Tap Dance Ensembles
Featuring EMERGE125 (Contemporary Modern) and Ayodele Casel (Tap) Founded in 1981, EMERGE125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance), bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. The company's work emphasizes three main objectives: create with and for a corps of professional dancers; educate individuals in the art of movement and in appreciation of live dance performance; and collaborate with distinguished artists across other disciplines to bring dance to new audiences and new platforms. Ayodele Casel, an award-winning "tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth" (The New York Times) and one of The New York Times' "Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019," most recently serves as Tap Choreographer for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl. She also created and choreographed Chasing Magic, a dance film and concert encapsulating the wonder of collaboration and artistry.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 10
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, Contemporary and Tap Dance Ensembles
Dance Performance | Dance Festival on the River
This event assembles some of today’s most exciting dance companies for a spectacular show. The showcase celebrates the vibrant voices and diverse styles our city has to offer. Set against the incomparable backdrop of sunset over the Hudson River. Line-up: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Dorrance Dance Martha Graham Dance Company Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 10
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, Dance Festival on the River
Concert | An Orchestral Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.
Brooklyn represents to the fullest with multi-instrumentalist and composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's orchestral celebration of the musical legacy of iconic New York emcee The Notorious B.I.G. Atwood-Ferguson has proven his versatility as an arranger and earned respect in the hip hop community with his recent concert commemoration for the late producer J Dilla. The event will feature a concert symphony performance of Biggie's well known songs from the multi-platinum album Ready to Die and 11 x platinum Life After Death, featuring special guest and an extensive live set from regular B.I.G. collaborators. NYC's legendary DJ collective The Originals, featuring Clark Kent, Stretch Armstrong, Rich Medina and Tony Touch will add their incredible musical curation to compliment this iconic evening. Coming hot on the heels of the concert, you're invited to a silent disco in celebration of all things B.I.G with an expertly selected set of music gems and undeniable hits from Brooklyn legend Christopher Wallace, one of the true powerhouses of 90s hip hop and considered by many to be The GOAT - Greatest Of All Time.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 10
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, An Orchestral Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.
Movie in a Park | The Summit of the Gods (2021): Animated French Film
A photojournalist's obsessive quest for the truth about the first expedition to Mt. Everest leads him to search for an esteemed climber who went missing. Director: Patrick Imbert Stars: Lazare Herson-Macarel, Eric Herson-Macarel, Damien Boisseau 94 min. In French with English subtitles    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 10
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, The Summit of the Gods (2021): Animated French Film

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Jazz | New Orleans Tradition with Electrifying Jazz Musicians
Grab your parasols and handkerchiefs for a second line processional with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Led by a band of electrifying jazz musicians followed by members of the community, this New Orleans tradition has been a colorful and vivacious practice of celebration and mourning for hundreds of years among African American and Creole cultures. Following the processional, there will be a 45 minute performance from the band. Come out and experience the New Orleans style "joie de vivre" right here in New York.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 11
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, New Orleans Tradition with Electrifying Jazz Musicians
Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico's Social Latin Dance Class and Tap from Music From The Sole
Ballet Hispanico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement. For fifty years Ballet Hispanico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy, and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America's Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispanico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. Music From The Sole is a tap dance and live music company that celebrates tap's Afro-diasporic roots, particularly its connections to Afro-Brazilian dance and music, and its lineage to forms like house dance and passinho (Brazilian funk). Led by Brazilian choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and by composer Gregory Richardson, their work embraces tap's unique nature as a blend of sound and movement, incorporating wide-ranging influences like samba, passinho, Afro-Cuban, jazz, and house.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 11
7:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Ballet Hispanico's Social Latin Dance Class and Tap from Music From The Sole
Jazz | Herbie Hancock, Oscar-and Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend
Herbie Hancock, who after six decades behind the keys remains at the forefront of world culture, technology, humanity, and music. Hancock helped break the mold in jazz as a member of Miles Davis' quintet, fused electric jazz with funk and rock on his solo albums in the 70s, and simultaneously explored electronic dance music ("Rockit" and "Future Shock") and acoustic sounds with former Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams in V.S.O.P. He's won an Oscar and more than a dozen Grammys, and currently serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. He's joined by Keyon Harrold, a trumpeter from Ferguson, Missouri, who has established himself as a force not only in New York City's contemporary jazz scene, but in modern hip-hop and R&B as well. He's featured on recordings by the likes of Common, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Mac Miller, and Mary J. Blige, to name just a few.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 11
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Herbie Hancock, Oscar-and Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Classical Music | Organ Music by J.S. Bach and More
Su-Ryeon Ji, organ Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29 (arr. Speller) J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fuge in A Minor, BWV 543 Paul F. Page (b. 1945) Cantabile Sacra ONE HUNDRED SIX Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) from Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42, No. 1, V. Toccata    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 12
3:15 pm

to 3:45 pm

Free

Concerts, June 12, 2022, 06/12/2022, Organ Music by J.S. Bach and More

Monday, June 13, 2022

Talk | Boxed in Brooklyn: Robert Gair and the Packaging Revolution (online)
In 1879, Scottish-born businessman Robert Gair stumbled upon an invention that would transform packaging and consumer products forever: a fast, mechanized way to manufacture cardboard boxes. This invention would grow into an empire of paper mills, box factories, printing plants, and even marketing and advertising arm--a vertically-integrated packaging company, based in today's DUMBO, Brooklyn. This virtual program will look at how, a century ago, this present-day corner of the "Brooklyn Tech Triangle" was also a center of innovation for packaged food and household products.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 13
6:00 pm

$5

Talks, June 13, 2022, 06/13/2022, Boxed in Brooklyn: Robert Gair and the Packaging Revolution (online)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Discussion | Step by Step: Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History (online)
Holocaust survivors can have a difficult time talking about what they experienced during World War II. However, this can leave their descendants wondering what happened to their relatives and how it impacted them. This is what happened to Jessica Shaw. She had been told that her father Henri had escaped France as a child by climbing over the Pyrenees Mountains with his mother and younger sister into Spain, where he reunited with his father. The family journeyed through Spain, Portugal, and Cuba before they ended up in the United States. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Shaw made the decision to recreate her father's journey, which she wrote about in the New York Times. Along the way, Jessica discovered that most of what she knew of her father's escape from France was wrong. Join the Museum for a program exploring Shaw's journey. Jessica will be in conversation with her sister, Dr. Laura Shaw Frank, the American Jewish Committee's Director of Contemporary Jewish Life. They will discuss the broader history of the Holocaust in France, what it means to be the children of a Holocaust survivor, and the cost of not asking difficult questions about family history.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Step by Step: Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History (online)
Film | Dear Thomas (2021): A Man Who Overcame Boundaries
Director Andreas Kleinert's Thomas Brasch biopic shows the life and dreams of a man for whom every world was always too small, someone who overcame boundaries and caused damage in the process. 150 min. The film has been nominated for the German Film Awards in 12 categories. "Born in England to Kindertransport refugees who were active Communists - Thomas Brasch came to embody the fault lines of German history like few other artists. As his father Horst Brasch rose in the ranks of East Germany's ruling Socialist Unity Party, Thomas became an uncompromisingly radical writer whose activism led to censorship and three months in prison. After his move to West Germany, he refused to play the role of GDR-dissident and focused his critique on West German society and German history in plays, poetry, and a series of brilliant but challenging films. Although he is highly regarded as a translator of Chekhov's and Shakespeare's works into German, none of Thomas Brasch's major works have ever been published in English. His major films, jarring meditations on German history such as Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany (1988, starring Tony Curtis as a choleric Hollywood director who returns to Germany to make a film about his experience in a concentration camp), are rarely shown in the United States. This spring, LBI, the Goethe-Institut New York, The German Film Office, The German Consulate General in New York, Deutsches Haus at NYU, and the Friends of Freiburg Alumni of North America re-introduce audiences to this remarkable artist and story."    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14
7:00 pm

Free

Films, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Dear Thomas (2021): A Man Who Overcame Boundaries
Classical Music | Visionary Sounds: Beethoven and Others
Program: Ursula Mamlok: Two Bagatelles (1961) for string quartet Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 9 (1988) for violin and recorded electronic sounds David Glaser: String Quartet No. 5, in memoriam Mario Davidovsky (2022)* Julian Carrillo: String Quartet No. 13 (1964) Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1810) Momenta Quartet presents the world premiere of David Glaser's String Quartet No. 5 (2022), written for Momenta in memory of Mario Davidovsky, alongside Davidovsky's intricate Synchronisms No. 9 (1988) for violin and recorded electronic sounds. This exploratory evening also includes the late great Ursula Mamlok's elegant Two Bagatelles (1961), rediscovered toward the end of the composer's life in a hidden sketchbook; Mexican microtonal trailblazer Julian Carrillo's final String Quartet No. 13 (1964); and Beethoven's groundbreaking "Serioso" quartet.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Visionary Sounds: Beethoven and Others
Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Beethoven and More in The Park
The Knights orchestra presents The Kreutzer Project, a program that explores the obsessive, emotional and intellectual worlds that both Beethoven and Leos Janacek probed with their respective Kreutzer Sonatas. "AN ADVENTUROUS YOUNG ORCHESTRA THAT HAS ESTABLISHED A STRONG REPUTATION FOR POLISHED PERFORMANCES AND IMAGINATIVE PROGRAMMING." - The New York Times Program Colin Jacobsen (b. 1978) 'Kreutzings' (2020) Beethoven (1770-1827) Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer Sonata", Op. 47 (1803) (arr. by Colin Jacobsen) Anna Clyne (b. 1980) Stride (2020) Leos Janacek (1854-1928) String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata" (1923) (original concept & arr. by Eric Jacobsen; orchestration by Michael P. Atkinson) Seating will be offered on a first come first serve basis.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14
7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Orchestral Works by Beethoven and More in The Park
Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Haydn and More Outdoors
The Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lutz Rath, performs works by Johann Strauss II, Reinhold Gliere, and Joseph Haydn. With Jeryl Cunningham, soprano soloist.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Orchestral Works by Haydn and More Outdoors

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Jazz | Jazz Wednesday
Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 15
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, Jazz Wednesday
Film | Moulin Rouge (1952): Classic with Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor
In this film by John Huston, Toulouse-Lautrec is tormented by his doomed relationships with prostitute Marie Charlet and sympathetic model Myriamme. 1952 | NR | 123 minutes    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 15
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, Moulin Rouge (1952): Classic with Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Movie in a Park | The 355 (2022): Secret Agent Thriller with Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz
When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a wild card CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a lethal mission to retrieve it while staying a step ahead of a mysterious woman who's tracking their every move. Director: Simon Kinberg Stars: Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Bingbing Fan 122 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 15
6:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, The 355 (2022): Secret Agent Thriller with Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz
Classical Music | Horn Fifths: Brahms and More
Program: Hirofumi Mogi: In Memory of Perky Pat (2021) for string quartet and horn Johannes Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 (1865) Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1965) David Byrd-Marrow and Nana Shi join Momenta Quartet on this program exploring the horn and its harmonies.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 15
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, Horn Fifths: Brahms and More
Classical Music | New York Philharmonic Plays Dvorak, Wagner and More
Program: Wagner, Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Very Young Composer Naama Rolnick, Keep Walking Very Young Composer Alexander Rothschild Douaihy, A Human Rhapsody Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 Dvorak, Symphony No. 7    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 15
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, New York Philharmonic Plays Dvorak, Wagner and More

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Concert | Renowned Accordionist: New Takes on Schubert
With his 9 distinguished associates, renowned accordionist Dr. William Schimmel will perform new takes on Schubert from the accordions' point of view. Schimmel has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, many contemporary ensembles, and on Broadway as well as on numerous European tours. His Tango Project albums have reached #1 on the Billboard charts along with Stereo Review Album of the Year and Grammy nominations. He has performed in many movie soundtracks, and can be seen and heard in Scent of a Woman starring Al Pacino.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 16
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 16, 2022, 06/16/2022, Renowned Accordionist: New Takes on Schubert
Jazz | One of the Premier Trumpeters in Contemporary Jazz
Brooklyn's Adam O'Farrill has been heralded as "among the the leading trumpeters in jazz- and perhaps the music's next major improviser." (The New York Times). Born into a musical legacy that includes composer Chico O'Farrill and pianist Arturo O'Farrill, Adam has cemented his status as one of creative music's most in-demand voices, collaborating with the likes of Mary Halvorson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mulatu Astatke, Samora Pinderhughes, Anna Webber, Vijay Iyer, Mahogany L. Browne, Kambui Olujimi, and Onyx Collective. In 2021, Adam released his third album, Visions of Your Other, with his quartet, Stranger Days.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 16
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 16, 2022, 06/16/2022, One of the Premier Trumpeters in Contemporary Jazz

Friday, June 17, 2022

Reading | Inque: Literary Magazine Reading with Joyce Carol Oates and Others
A party celebrating Inque, featuring readings from Catherine Lacey, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kathryn Scanlan. This is a beautiful annual literary magazine dedicated to extraordinary new writing.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
6:00 pm

Free

Readings, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Inque: Literary Magazine Reading with Joyce Carol Oates and Others
Dancing | Big Summer Get Down
An all-ages summer dance party. Bring good vibes and your best moves as you dance to popular tunes spun by a deejay.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
6:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Big Summer Get Down
Dancing | Dancing and Music Inspired by the 1930s and 1940s
Rachael Price, honey-voiced lead vocalist of the indie pop band Lake Street Dive, and her musical partner, the masterful songwriter, singer and guitarist Vilray, perform original works faithful to the spirit of the great American songs of the 1930s and 40s. The duo has put together a full band specially for this night, and the shimmering arrangements of Jacob Rex Zimmerman beg to be danced to. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 8:00 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
6:30 pm

Free

Dancings, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Dancing and Music Inspired by the 1930s and 1940s
Jazz | Juneteenth Celebration: Jazz Bassist and A String Quartet
Momenta Quartet, joined by jazz bass player Hilliard Greene, present A Juneteenth Celebration. A program highlight is Hilliard Greene's world premiere arrangement of the spiritual "Deep River," popularized by the classic films Show Boat and The Proud Valley, sung by Paul Robeson. The late jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef's String Quartet No. 3, posthumously premiered by the Momenta Quartet in 2015, completes the program. Momenta Quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence." In the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, "few American players assume Haydn's idiom with such ease."    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Juneteenth Celebration: Jazz Bassist and A String Quartet
Movie in a Park | Summer of Soul (2021): Oscar-Winning Concert Film with Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, and More
Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, the extraordinary Harlem Cultural Festival took place at what is today Marcus Garvey Park. Performers included Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, B.B. King, Abbey Lincoln, Mahalia Jackson, and others. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents this powerful and transporting documentary. Part music film, part historical record, Summer of Soul captures the creative energy and defiance of Black music and culture at a time when "revolution was in the air."    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Summer of Soul (2021): Oscar-Winning Concert Film with Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, and More
Play | Richard III: Shakespeare Drama Outdoors
Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara (Slave Play, The Public's Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and storytelling genius with a bold new production of Richard III. One of Shakespeare's most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab arrives with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
8:00 pm

Free

Plays, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Richard III: Shakespeare Drama Outdoors
Movie in a Park | Flee (2021): Oscar-Nominated Danish Film Based on a True Story
The extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen Stars: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandarn 89 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 17
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Flee (2021): Oscar-Nominated Danish Film Based on a True Story

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Dance Performance | New Dance on the River
Dances for a Variable Population presents two performances featuring their multi-generational company of legendary dance artists and neighborhood seniors. Start times: 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 18
5:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 18, 2022, 06/18/2022, New Dance on the River
Movie in a Park | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021): Another Marvel Blockbuster
Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Stars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung 132 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 18
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 18, 2022, 06/18/2022, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021): Another Marvel Blockbuster

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Classical Music | The New York Philharmonic Musicians
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic perform. The New York Philharmonic, one of the leading world orchestras, was founded in 1842 by the American conductor Ureli Corelli Hill, with the aid of the Irish composer William Vincent Wallace. The first concert of the Philharmonic Society took place on December 7, 1842 in the Apollo Rooms on lower Broadway before an audience of 600. It is the oldest major symphony orchestra in the United States in continual existence and one of the oldest in the world. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 19
4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 19, 2022, 06/19/2022, The New York Philharmonic Musicians

Monday, June 20, 2022

Opera | The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
Metropolitan Opera stars Brittany Renee, Ben Bliss and Justin Austin perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera's most beloved works.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 20
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 20, 2022, 06/20/2022, The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Concert | Latin Grammy-Winning Tango Band
Latin Grammy Award winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet represents the evolution of tango, from its roots in the traditional Orquesta típica, then to tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and now to a contemporary sound that respects the past and looks to the future. Pedro Giraudo, who has become an active cultural ambassador of this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina, brings something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty of tango.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 21
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2022, 06/21/2022, Latin Grammy-Winning Tango Band

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing
A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 22
2:00 pm

Free

Workshops, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, Elements of Nature Drawing
Play | Shakespeare's Cymbeline: Classic Drama in the Park
Enjoy the intrigue and drama of William Shakespeare's 1611 romantic adventure, performed by seven energetic actors.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 22
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, Shakespeare's Cymbeline: Classic Drama in the Park
Jazz | Tenor and Soprano Saxophonist Antoine Roney and His Son, Drum Prodigy Kojo Odu Roney
Swing by and celebrate all things jazz. As a spirited tribute to NYC's storied history, this park-favorite series features local jazz legends in a lineup of free performances on Manhattan's riverfront. Combining smooth tunes with beautiful evenings, the event keeps music an integral part of public programming. Featuring: Antoine Roney Trio featuring Kojo Roney: tenor and soprano saxophonist Antoine Roney and his son, drum prodigy Kojo Odu Roney, excite the jazz scene with their interpretive prowess.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 22
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, Tenor and Soprano Saxophonist Antoine Roney and His Son, Drum Prodigy Kojo Odu Roney
Opera | The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
Metropolitan Opera stars Brittany Renee, Ben Bliss and Justin Austin perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera's most beloved works.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 22
8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
Movie in a Park | Sing 2 (2021): Popular Animated Sequel
Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson 110 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 22
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, Sing 2 (2021): Popular Animated Sequel

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Concert | Roots Reggae Band Blends Sounds of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
Born in Senegal, West Africa, Meta Dia, lead singer of Meta and The Cornerstones, discovered his love for music and desire to be a musician at a very young age. When he was 14 years old he performed on the streets and stages of his hometown Dakar. In 2000, Meta's first band Yalla Suuren was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Group by the French Cultural Center. After relocating to the United States a year later, he finally formed his visionary band. Meta and The Cornerstones' sound is a melting pot rooted in diversity, strength and unity as they combine their creative differences from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Meta and The Cornerstones channel roots reggae while simultaneously breathing new life into the genre, thus creating what critics have called a "soul-pounding spiritual experience" during their live performances.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 23
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, Roots Reggae Band Blends Sounds of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
Discussion | World-Renowned Magician and Writer Joshua Jay: Magic Show and Interview
An evening of magic and history starring world-renowned magician and writer Joshua Jay. Jay will perform a magic show featuring dazzling sleight-of-hand and mind-reading. Then Herb Scher of the Society of American Magicians will interview Joshua Jay about his new book, How Magicians Think. They will cover magic's hidden psychology, the creative pumps magicians use to design illusions, expert-but-little-known female magicians, as well as the rich history of magic. A Q&A will close out the event.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 23
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, World-Renowned Magician and Writer Joshua Jay: Magic Show and Interview
Movie in a Park | Cruella (2021): Villianess's Origin with Emma Stone, Emma Thompson
A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil. Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry 134 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 23
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, Cruella (2021): Villianess's Origin with Emma Stone, Emma Thompson

Friday, June 24, 2022

Tour | Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour
This tour explores Battery Park City's southern district, which includes some of BPC's earliest landscapes and infrastructure, including the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. Visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 24
4:00 pm

Free

Tours, June 24, 2022, 06/24/2022, Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour
Concert | Singer Blends Jazz, Soul, and Cuban Sounds
Always comfortable and very real, Gina D'Soto graces every stage with her energetic, soulful and powerful vocals; being widely recognized as a very charming, playful, and passionate human being, unafraid of showing who she really is, and fiercely open to connecting with her audience and those around her. Since moving to North America at a young age, 22-year-old singer-songwriter - composer and arranger Gina D' Soto is one of the first prominent Cuban musicians to emerge out of the late 90's generation, with a sound best described as the blending of jazz, soul, fusion and Cuban traditions.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 24
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 24, 2022, 06/24/2022, Singer Blends Jazz, Soul, and Cuban Sounds
Performance | Mini Kiki Ball: Know Your History
Bling out your heels and bring on the realness, because it's time to werk it outdoors. The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance transforms the venue into a ballroom competition where only your fiercest walk can save you from getting chopped. The Mini Kiki Ball honors the skills and style that have made ballroom the cultural force it is today while also honoring and elevating contemporary dancers of the form. Diva Egyptt LaBeija teams up with acclaimed filmmaker Felix Milan to judge a battle between BAAD-approved artists serving their freshest looks on the runway, where one winner from each competitive category will earn their place among ballroom royalty.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 24
8:00 pm

Free

Performances, June 24, 2022, 06/24/2022, Mini Kiki Ball: Know Your History

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Concert | Americana Music Festival
Two days of free live music. Over thirty women- Brooklyn and NYC Americana musicians perform original and traditional songs on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, ukulele, and more span a range of genres including Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 25
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 25, 2022, 06/25/2022, Americana Music Festival
Movie in a Park | Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021): Paranormal Comedy with Paul Rudd
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard 124 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 25
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 25, 2022, 06/25/2022, Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021): Paranormal Comedy with Paul Rudd

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Festival | Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival
In its 21st year, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side and Chinatown community. Experience the spirit of this ever-changing neighborhood and the immigrant experience in New York City today through music, dance, crafts, cultural practices, foodways, and more! Featuring: Frank London and his Klezmer band Yiddish singing from The Mamales Chinese Opera from Chen Tao Vejigantes masks with Felipe Rangel Paper cutting and folding with Ling Tang Food demonstrations from Alina Shteynberg and Maria Bido …and so much more    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 26
12:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 26, 2022, 06/26/2022, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival
Concert | Americana Music Festival
Two days of free live music. Over thirty women Brooklyn and NYC Americana musicians perform original and traditional songs on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, ukulele, and more span a range of genres including Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 26
3:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 26, 2022, 06/26/2022, Americana Music Festival

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Screening | Dance on Film: Haitian Folkloric Dance (online)
Dance scholar Dr. Dasha A. Chapman curates selections from and speaks about the Haitian folkloric dance materials held at the Library. These moving documents register points on the continuum of Haitian folkloric dance's history, which began with the documentation and staging of Haitian traditional dances in the 1930s and 1940s, and still evolves today with contemporary dance artists. What is Haitian folkloric dance? How was it first developed and how can we understand its more recent trajectories? Who are influential artists in the shaping, teaching, choreographing, and dissemination of the form? What motivates artists to continue shepherding Haitian folkloric dance despite the many social, cultural, and economic barriers to its thriving? Dr. Chapman will answer these questions and more. In this presentation, Chapman will share glimpses into archival footage of the sacred contexts from which this concert dance form derives, folkloric dance classes taught by luminary pedagogues, and performances by renowned companies and choreographers. Some artists featured include Jean-Leon Destine, Viviane Gauthier, Katherine Dunham, Lavinia Williams, Emerante de Pradines Morse, and Odette Weiner.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 29
1:00 pm

Free

Screenings, June 29, 2022, 06/29/2022, Dance on Film: Haitian Folkloric Dance (online)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Dancing | Western Swing Dancing
Professional teachers will get you prepared to move and world-class artists will give you the perfect opportunity to show off your skills. Start out this rootin' tootin' salute to the tradition of Texas Swing with a free dance class that will teach you the basics of two-step and swing. Next, put your freshly learned moves to use in service of songs from the vibrant and versatile master of Black Americana, vocalist Queen Esther, joined onstage by the performance artist Synead Cidney Nichols and the enchanting jazz singer Kat Edmonson, for a concert of Western Swing music in the spirit of the great Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 30
6:00 pm

Free

Dancings, June 30, 2022, 06/30/2022, Western Swing Dancing
Concert | 2-Time Latin Grammy Award-Winning Combo
The lead members of C4 Trio are specialists in the cuatro, a long-necked four-stringed miniature guitar that shimmers with percussive energy. The cuatro is of particular importance in C4's home country of Venezuela, where it is generally acknowledged as the national instrument. Originally formed by Jorge Glem, Hector Molina, and Edward Ramirez, then later rounded out by the addition of bassist Rodner Padilla, all of the band are renowned solo and session performers in their own right, making C4 Trio the greatest cuatro supergroup in the world. Currently based out of Miami, the band finds musical inspiration in traditions from around the South American diaspora while still remaining true to their Venezuelan spirit.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 30
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 30, 2022, 06/30/2022, 2-Time Latin Grammy Award-Winning Combo

Friday, July 1, 2022

Jazz | Grammy-Winning Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
The Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble is an octet of virtuosos with roots in Latin jazz traditions trailblazed by greats like Tito Puente and Mario Bauza. With a keen ear for the music's future, the ALJE performs a diverse repertoire that highlights the ensemble's principal musicians, including one of its newest members, pianist Andrew Andron. The ALJE is a perfect fit for this outdoor summer concert series, showcasing the sounds and amazing talent of New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 1
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 01, 2022, 07/01/2022, Grammy-Winning Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Concert | Master Guitarist from Ururguay
Program: Four Sonatas by Manuel Ponce: Sonata Clasica (1928), Homage to Fernando Sor Sonata Romantica (1929), Homage to Franz Schubert Sonata No. 3 (1927) Sonata Mexicana (1923) The Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez returns with a program of music by Manuel Ponce. The master Uruguayan guitarist is back on Music of the Americas forty-five years after his debut with a concert dedicated to the music of Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, one of the most prolific composers of the last century. Eduardo Fernandez is recognized as one of today's leading guitarists. Born in 1952 in Uruguay, he began his studies of guitar at age seven. His principal teachers were Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santorsola, and Hector Tosar. After being prized in several international competitions, the most notable being the 1972 Porto Alegre (Brazil) and 1975 Radio France (Paris) competitions, he won the first prize of the 1975 Andres Segovia Competition in Mallorca, Spain. The Mexican composer Manuel Maria Ponce Cuellar was musically active in the first half of the 20th century. In a period when folk and popular music was segregated composers like Ponce encouraged national cultural pride in their country's musical heritage.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jul 5
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 05, 2022, 07/05/2022, Master Guitarist from Ururguay

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Dance Performance | Tap Dance at One of the Main Squares in NYC
Imagine a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet performing an a cappella choreography weaving together several tap dance styles and vernacular movement.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jul 10
12:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, July 10, 2022, 07/10/2022, Tap Dance at One of the Main Squares in NYC
Dance Performance | Tap Dance at One of the Main Squares in NYC
Imagine a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet performing an a cappella choreography weaving together several tap dance styles and vernacular movement.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jul 10
1:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, July 10, 2022, 07/10/2022, Tap Dance at One of the Main Squares in NYC
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