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Thu, May 6, 2021. New York is full of wonderful things to do beyond the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, etc. Go off the beaten path and find hidden treasures which cost you nothing, but are extremelly enjoyable and much less crowded then famous tourist spots.

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

DOWNTOWN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all know that best things in life are free, but nowhere it's true more than in New York (NYC).  Take a look at those free events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- May 6, 2021 and on...
Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Classical Music | Beethoven by American Classical Orchestra Musicians (virtual)
Leading American Classical Orchestra period instrumentalists perform Beethoven's Clarinet Trio, Opus 11 for clarinet, cello, and piano. In this 250th Beethoven year, the composer's incomparable chamber music comes to life anew on a classical clarinet and original early 19th century Viennese fortepiano. Also on the program is the Adagio Cantabile from Sonata No. 3 in B-flat for clarinet and piano by Johann Baptist Vanhal. Performers: Ed Matthew, clarinet Myron Lutzke, cello Dongsok Shin, fortepiano    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
1:15 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, Beethoven by American Classical Orchestra Musicians (virtual)
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quintet
The Brian Fielding Quintet performs at a beautiful location.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
5:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quintet
Birdwatching | (IN-PERSON) Birding Tour in Midtown
Discover the surprising diversity of birds at this park. It is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow! Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
5:00 pm

to 6:00 pm

Free

Birdwatchings, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, (IN-PERSON) Birding Tour in Midtown
Discussion | Executive Director of The Port Authority of NY and NJ on the Future of NY (virtual)
Rick Cotton became Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Cotton served as Governor Cuomo's Special Counsellor for Interagency Initiatives, serving as the point person within the Governor's office for most of the Governor's major downstate infrastructure priorities including LaGuardia and JFK Airports, the Moynihan Train Hall and Penn-Farley Complex, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the expansion of the Javits Center, and the MTA's Second Avenue Subway project. Mr Cotton is joined in conversation by Scott Rechler, chair of the Regional Plan Association and CEO of RXR Realty, to answer the following question, "How do we recalibrate reality to create a better, brighter future for New York?"    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
7:00 pm

Free

Discussions, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, Executive Director of The Port Authority of NY and NJ on the Future of NY (virtual)
Concert | A Passage to Improv - Musings on Passages by Britten, Ravel, and Stravinsky (virtual)
Composer and pianist David Haney and multi instrumentalist Dave Storrs present a revolutionary way to explore classical music. Most compositions are developed using some degree of improvisation. By playing (experimenting) with some of the great passages of music from Britten, Ravel, and Stravinsky, Haney and Storrs present a window into the rare hybrid world of composed and improvised music, in which both disciplines inspire each other. Enjoy this modern look at classical music live from Oregon.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, A Passage to Improv - Musings on Passages by Britten, Ravel, and Stravinsky (virtual)
Jazz | 11-Time Grammy Winning Saxophonist, Clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera (virtual)
Like his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist D'Rivera possesses a deep commitment to the cultural exchange between jazz and Latin music. He's also an 11-time Grammy Award winner. This performance will feature the music of Dizzy, Chano, Bebo & Mario -- all friends of Paquito who've left their contributions on American culture, jazz and much more. D'Rivera will be joined by Alex Brown on piano.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 6
7:30 pm

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Concerts, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, 11-Time Grammy Winning Saxophonist, Clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera (virtual)

Friday, May 7, 2021

Play | The Royale: Drama Desk Award-winning Play (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
When is a play about a boxer not really about boxing? When it's the 2016 Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning The Royale! The play is about the life of the outsider in America as much as it is about charismatic African-American boxer Jay "The Sport" Jackson. The stylized and stunning conception of Marco Ramirez was realized by director Rachel Chavkin. The streaming is available through May 16th.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
12:00 am

to 11:59 pm

Free

Plays, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, The Royale: Drama Desk Award-winning Play (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
Performance | (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts
Professional circus performers showcasing training and creative process as well as rehearsals of works-in-progress and show-ready acts. Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-7pm Artists will be inside the studios and viewers will be in the passageway. Masks and social distancing are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
9:00 am

to 9:00 pm

Free

Performances, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts
Tour | Haifa's Kaleidoscope: German Colony and Bahai Gardens (virtual)
Haifa is where the Mediterranean Sea meets Mount Carmel, where dozens of different cultures and religions live side by side on the green slopes of the mountain. The German Colony, remnants of the settlement from the Christian German Templers' movement at the end of the 19th century, is very well preserved, with great restaurants and a spectacular view from below of the Baha'i Gardens.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
10:00 am

Free

Tours, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, Haifa's Kaleidoscope: German Colony and Bahai Gardens (virtual)
Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music
Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
6:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music
Screening | (IN-PERSON, drive-in theater) Mythic Quest Season 2: Comedy
With the quarantine finally over, the new season of Mythic Quest finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven's Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (Rob McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game's direction. Meanwhile, CW (F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo ( Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi). Followed by a discussion with creators and cast.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, (IN-PERSON, drive-in theater) Mythic Quest Season 2: Comedy
Jazz | Re-envisioned Bach, Charlie Parker and More (virtual)
Ken Field (alto saxophone/electronics) and Dave Harris (tuba) present a wide-ranging electro-acoustic performance of composed and improvised music, including works from the repertoire of Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, plus re-envisioned treatments of material by J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker, and others.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, Re-envisioned Bach, Charlie Parker and More (virtual)
Opera | Met Opera: Berg's Wozzeck (virtual)
During the 2019-20 season, Maestro Nezet-Seguin took the podium to lead a powerful new production of Berg's shocking modern masterpiece Wozzeck, directed by innovative artist, filmmaker, and director William Kentridge. In this performance, baritone Peter Mattei stars as the title character, making his role debut as the tormented soldier whose madness and paranoia ultimately drive him to murder. The exceptional cast also features soprano Elza van den Heever as Wozzeck's dissatisfied lover, Marie, and tenors Gerhard Siegel and Christopher Ventris and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as his ruthless persecutors. The event will be streaming for 23 hours.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, May 7
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, Met Opera: Berg's Wozzeck (virtual)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Screening | Romeo and Juliet by London's National Theatre (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
This stylized film of Shakespeare's masterpiece from the National Theatre celebrates the theatrical imagination. In this contemporary retelling, a company of actors in a shuttered theater bring to life the tale of two young lovers who strive to transcend a world of violence and hate. Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley star as Shakespeare's immortal star-crossed lovers.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
12:00 am

to 11:59 pm

Free

Screenings, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, Romeo and Juliet by London's National Theatre (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors
Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
8:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Fairs, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors
Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Earth Celebration: Visual Art, Pageant, Puppets, Performances
Enjoy outdoor pop-up site performances and visual art presentations that celebrate the climate solution initiatives. Come and find the surprises of spectacular local climate solutions, visual art, puppets, costumes and performances tucked throughout the neighborhood. Raindate May 9.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
11:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Festivals, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Earth Celebration: Visual Art, Pageant, Puppets, Performances
Other | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) LEGO Building Station for All Ages
BUILD NYC is an interactive building station with playful materials and that encourages people to tap into their creative side, all while staying 6 feet apart. Masks are required, and if you need one, it will be provided. BUILD with elements including: - LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground blocks, connect-able straws, and other materials for building; - printed cards with activities conceived by architects and educators; - books on architecture and engineering    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
11:00 am

to 2:00 pm

Free

Others, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) LEGO Building Station for All Ages
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex Raderman on drums. They will play classic American repertoire from the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
3:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Grammy-Winning Trumpeter
Keyon Harrold is a Grammy-winning trumpeter, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Keyon has worked with Common, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Beyonce, Nas, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Glasper, and Keith Richards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
7:00 pm

to 8:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Grammy-Winning Trumpeter
Opera | Met Opera: Puccini's Madama Butterfly (virtual)
Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's opera opened the Met's 2006-07 season and was seen by thousands of people around the world as part of the company's Live in HD series. Patricia Racette is Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha of the title, who disastrously falls in love with American Navy lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton (Marcello Giordani), only to be abandoned by him. Maria Zifchak is her loyal servant Suzuki and Dwayne Croft is Sharpless, the sympathetic American consul who does all he can but is unable to avert tragedy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 8
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, Met Opera: Puccini's Madama Butterfly (virtual)

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Film | Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004): Biographical Drama with Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
An epic biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920's to the mid-1940's. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
12:00 am

to 11:59 pm

Free

Films, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004): Biographical Drama with Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More
Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 40-50 vendors. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
10:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Fairs, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More
Park Walk | (IN-PERSON) Waterfront Walk With A Skyline View
Join your tour guide to learn about the history of this landmark park, its sustainable design, and how it came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, the tour traverses the beautiful park landscape. Every Sunday starting May 9 and continues through October.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
10:30 am

to 11:30 am

Free

Park Walks, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, (IN-PERSON) Waterfront Walk With A Skyline View
Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items
The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
10:30 am

to 5:30 pm

Free

Fairs, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Lounge and Smooth Jazz
Enjoy an afternoon of live jazz! Sharla Keys (keyboards and voice) and ArBuz (drums) draw inspiration from Earth pop music of the last 50-60 years, lounge, and smooth jazz, and use them as a platform to launch the audience on intergalactic, genre-bending journeys. Please wear your seatbelt and bon voyage. Drinks are available for purchase.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Lounge and Smooth Jazz
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex Raderman on drums. They will play classic American repertoire from the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 9
3:00 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin

Monday, May 10, 2021

Discussion | Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)
Patti LuPone discusses her career as an actor and musical theatre performer with journalist Kathy Henderson. LuPone reminisces about her childhood music lessons and early days performing with her brothers, her intensive studies at The Juilliard School, and subsequent theatre experiences. She speaks about her Broadway roles in Evita, Anything Goes, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, and her dismissal from the London production of Sunset Boulevard. She also talks about her longtime friendship with playwright David Mamet, and her work in television. The interview was originally recorded in June 2013.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 10
5:30 pm

Free

Discussions, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Ensemble: Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mingus, Chick Corea
The American Symphony Orchestra presents its jazz ensemble performing all-American jazz composers. Performers Lee Musiker, piano; Lou Bruno, bass; Kory Grossman, drums; Eugene Moye, cello; Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone and flute Seating is available on first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 10
5:30 pm

to 6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Ensemble: Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mingus, Chick Corea

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Dance Performance | Dance Cinema: Unique Visual and Movement Aesthetic (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
Inspired by the colonial exposition parks of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean during the 1810s-1940s, Kolonial from choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland examines how we create definitions to justify systems of exploitation and oppression. The work interrogates suppressed identity though physical posturing and gesture in the transparent COVID barriers of today. Performed within a large-scale scenic installation by visual artist Conrad Quesen, the dancers "press their faces against the plastic and eventually tear through. Black-and-blue suggestions of disease and suppression give way to warmer tones of fire and escape" (The New Yorker). This is a filmed performance; available for streaming until May 17th, 5 pm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, May 11
12:00 am

to 11:59 pm

Free

Dance Performances, May 11, 2021, 05/11/2021, Dance Cinema: Unique Visual and Movement Aesthetic (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Lecture | Becoming Morgan: J. P. Morgan's Early Collecting with Director of the Morgan Library and Museum (virtual)
Join Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, as he traces the development of J. Pierpont Morgan as a collector of rare books and manuscripts. The talk will examine the evolution of Morgan's taste and the development of his remarkable collection in conjunction with the construction of the library that he commissioned from the architectural firm, McKim, Mead, and White, while also considering Pierpont Morgan's most important sources of influence: his father, Junius Spencer Morgan, and eponymous nephew.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 12
12:00 pm

Free

Lectures, May 12, 2021, 05/12/2021, Becoming Morgan: J. P. Morgan's Early Collecting with Director of the Morgan Library and Museum (virtual)

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Concert | (IN-PERSON) Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!
String trio performs musical selections from Bach, Bartok, Broadway to the Beatles!
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 13
5:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 13, 2021, 05/13/2021, (IN-PERSON) Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!
Workshop | (In-PERSON, outdoors) Capoeira Class: Afro-Brazillian Martial Arts Dance
Learn capoeira, an Afro-Brazillian art form which combines dance and martial arts, with instruction by Ilê de Palmares. Explore movement though music, dance, martial arts and Afro-Brazillian culture. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 13
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, May 13, 2021, 05/13/2021, (In-PERSON, outdoors) Capoeira Class: Afro-Brazillian Martial Arts Dance
Film | (IN-PERSON, drive-in theater) 28 Days Later (2002) and The Polio Crusade (2009)
One of the most influential horror films of the 21st century, 28 Days Later is a tightly conceived and powerful look at a society overcome by a virus that doesn't kill, but causes people to turn on each other by inducing rage. A smash for Trainspotting director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina), this prescient thriller masterfully updated the zombie genre. Rated: R Interweaving personal accounts of polio survivors, historians, and the only living scientist from the team that developed the vaccine, The Polio Crusade reminds us of the economic depression and social stigma that were at the height of the polio epidemic in 1930s America, as well as the importance of gaining the public's trust despite misinformation campaigns. Directed by Sarah Colt. Not rated.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, May 13
7:00 pm

Free

Films, May 13, 2021, 05/13/2021, (IN-PERSON, drive-in theater) 28 Days Later (2002) and The Polio Crusade (2009)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet Spring Gala! (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
New York City Ballet Spring Gala presents a film by Academy Award Winner Sofia Coppola, featuring members of the Company performing five works. Program - a world premiere from Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor Justin Peck featuring Principal Dancer Anthony Huxley set to Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings; - excerpts from three works by Balanchine -- Duo Concertant, featuring Principal Dancers Ashley Bouder and Russell Janzen; - Liebeslieder Walzer, featuring Principal Dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour; - the finale of Divertimento No. 15, featuring Principal Dancers Tiler Peck and Andrew Veyette, Soloists Emilie Gerrity, Lauren King, Ashley Laracey, Unity Phelan, and Daniel Applebaum, and corps de ballet member Andrew Scordato; - a solo from Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering, featuring Principal Dancer Gonzalo Garcia. The musical soundtrack for the film will be performed by New York City Ballet Orchestra members and Company pianists under the direction of NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, May 15
12:00 am

to 11:59 pm

Free

Dance Performances, May 15, 2021, 05/15/2021, New York City Ballet Spring Gala! (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Classical Music | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
Hear string players from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, May 16
2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 16, 2021, 05/16/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Monday, May 17, 2021

Classical Music | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Horn Quartet Performs R. Strauss, Carlos Chavez and More
The American Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber music series to welcome spring. Performers Chad Yarbrough, David Smith, Lawrence DiBello, and David Peel, French horns Program Nikolai Tcherepnin Horn Quartet Op. 35 Carlos Chavez Sonata for Four Horns Richard Strauss Funf Volksliedsatze Selections of Austrian hunting music Seating is available on first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 17
5:30 pm

to 6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, May 17, 2021, 05/17/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Horn Quartet Performs R. Strauss, Carlos Chavez and More
Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Fitness: Dance, Cardio, Choreography
Stay fit and healthy with these Monday classes that empower, promote fun with fitness, confidence, body positivity and inspire non-dancers to move their bodies. Each Monday at 5:45 pm. Masks are required.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, May 17
5:45 pm

Free

Workshops, May 17, 2021, 05/17/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Fitness: Dance, Cardio, Choreography

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Concert | Music by Astor Piazzolla and Tango Dancers (virtual)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth, Tanguango Quinteto presents ¡Gracias, Astor! The concert features compositions by Piazzolla, the father of tango nuevo, and works composed with his influence, including selections by Serbian artists and Argentinian traditional tango songs in “nuevo” arrangements. The ensemble’s long-time collaboration with the largest tango school in Europe, Tango Natural, is on display here, with a professional tango couple dancing along with the music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, May 26
2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, May 26, 2021, 05/26/2021, Music by Astor Piazzolla and Tango Dancers (virtual)
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