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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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80  Best Free Events, Best Free Things to Do in New York City, NYC

We all know that best things in life are free, but nowhere it's true more than in New York (NYC).  Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free poetry readings, free lessons of any kind: yoga, tai chi, tango, dancing, drawing, photography,  and much much more happen all over the city every day of the year. Take a look at those free 80  events that our editors think are the best things to do to in New York City at this point -- June 19, 2019 and on...   Please keep in mind that all those best things to do are free unless otherwise noted. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Discussion | New Ways For Job Searching
John Crant discusses new ways to look at searching for your next career opportunity and how to plan, set goals, and manage your job search. Learn about the 15 pathways to job search success; networking strategy; job search activity goals and tracking; weekly review of your goals; calling a hiring manager and strategy, and 30-second "calling script" preparation before an interview. John Crant is a career coach, speaker and author of the book Self Recruiter(R) Changing the Rules. He has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at corporate events with the YMCA in NYC, and at The New York Public Library's Job Search Central. His specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his corporate programs help teams excel.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 19
10:30 am

to 12:00 pm

Free

Discussions, June 19, 2019, 06/19/2019, New Ways For Job Searching
Jazz | Renowned Identical Twins On Saxophone And Clarinet
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are two of the most extraordinary jazz woodwind players today. They've performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D'Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Vignola, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. They've headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein's 54 Below, Arizona Music Festival, Princeton Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, Hilton Head's The Jazz Corner, San Francisco's Jazz at the Ballroom, The Louis Armstrong House Museum, Iowa's Bix Beiderbecke Festival, Nashville Jazz Workshop and live on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion Radio Program. The Andersons have performed in over 40 U.S. states, throughout Brazil, Japan, the U.K., and six times in NYC's famed Highlights in Jazz series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, and Jimmy Cobb.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 19
1:00 pm

to 2:00 pm

$10.00 suggested donation

Concerts, June 19, 2019, 06/19/2019, Renowned Identical Twins On Saxophone And Clarinet
Film | Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama
The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech. 129 min. Director: Milos Forman. Starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton. Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and Milos Forman for an Academy Award for Best Director at the 69th Academy Awards.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 19
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 19, 2019, 06/19/2019, Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996): Two Time Oscar Nominated Drama
Dance Performance | Time is forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures: World-Premiere Dance
In Pam Tanowitz’s first outdoor site-specific work, the choreographer partners with New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns to conceptualize a new dance offering an alternative direction for the "Bessie" Award-winning dancer. Joined by an ensemble comprised of Pam Tanowitz Dance regulars and New York City Ballet guests, Tanowitz arranges the group into the tranquil landscape of the park with small stages covered in artificial turf. Accompanied by an original score for French horns by Ted Hearne, Tanowitz explores the tensions between legacies of classical ballet versus modern dance; the natural versus the unnatural; the past versus the present. Please note there is no formal seating in the park.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 19
7:45 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 19, 2019, 06/19/2019, Time is forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures: World-Premiere Dance
Dance Performance | An All-Male Comedy Ballet Company
Aligning with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform classic works (such as "The Dying Swan" ) from a modern and unique perspective. Subverting ballet's strict gender roles, the troupe performs both male and female roles, imbuing contemporary and classic ballets with humor and provocation. The performance will mark the 45th anniversary of its formation in 1974.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 19
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 19, 2019, 06/19/2019, An All-Male Comedy Ballet Company

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jazz | Soul-Jazz Icon and Acclaimed Vibraphonist
Soul-jazz icon and acclaimed vibraphonist Roy Ayers brings his soulful skills and feel-good vibes to the stage. Ayers grew up immersed in bebop and began his professional career playing jazz with artists like Curtis Amy, Jack Wilson, and Herbie Mann. Since becoming a bandleader in 1970, Ayers has been a celebrated touchstone of R&B, embracing everything from the disco- and funk-infused grooves of acid-jazz to the rhythms of Afrobeat.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, Soul-Jazz Icon and Acclaimed Vibraphonist
Concert | German Baroque Music
Alex Yu, recorder; Ka-Wai Yu, viols; Masayuki Maki, harpsichord. After The Thirty Years' War, German cities started a competition of importing culture from Italy and France. The greatest composers of the high baroque period in Germany were all admirers of French and Italian music. They composed the chamber sonatas in the Italian style with their sophisticated creativity. Alex Yu and Ka-Wai Yu have grown up playing together in a musical family. Masayuki Maki joined them a decade ago at Indiana University and later at CUNY. The three are now university faculty members and sought-after artists, travelling internationally bringing witty fresh stream of Baroque Music to the audience.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
1:15 pm

to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, German Baroque Music
Concert | Archway 10th Anniversary Party: Music, Dance, Art
A special celebration honors the tenth anniversary of the Dumbo Archway and its impact on the community, and highlights the vast array of experiences that have taken place in this iconic public space. The event includes performances from world roots band Brown Rice Family, folk and alt-country group The Maybelles, Young Soon WHITE WAVE Dance Company, and hula hoop troup Big Sky Works; in addition to video art projections by Light Year, one of the largest outdoor video art installations in New York City in celebration of its 50th installation; sculptures by Casey Opstad; and art exhibits within two gallery spaces.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, Archway 10th Anniversary Party: Music, Dance, Art
Dance Lesson | Everybody Tango!
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 6-July 25, 2019 (except July 4)    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
6:30 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, Everybody Tango!
Movie in a Park | New York Short Films (Outdoors)
There are 8.6 million stories in the big city. Some are sad, some are funny, some are weird. Here are eleven of them. 7:15 PM: Doors Open 7:45 PM: Live Music from W. Y. Huang 8:30 PM: Film Begins 10:00 PM: Q&A 10:15 PM: After-Party sponsored by Corona Ah, New York. Since the advent of filmmaking, many have sought to replicate our city's uniquely gritty atmosphere on screen. The filmmakers in this program continue that cinematic endeavor, scouring the the five boroughs to bring us stories that might otherwise be overlooked: the internal lives of food delivery workers, the tangled, Erasure-scored romances of gay firefighters, the even more complex entanglements of Brooklyn's black vampires, and the pathological narcissism of Ridgewood hipsters. Of course, the urge to scream "enough with this city!" is chronicled here too, but New York can hold multitudes. These love letters to our shared civic experiment will remind you why you love it.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
7:45 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, New York Short Films (Outdoors)
Dance Performance | No Agenda Genda: Sci-Fi Interactive Dance Theater
Antonio Ramos presents No Agenda Genda, a sci-fi piece of interactive dance theater dedicated to the legacy and memory of queer icons and movement-makers. Inspired by their fierce commitment to protect their communities, regardless of societal alienation and consequence, No Agenda Genda uses emotionally-layered movement and audience participation to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In a performance full of surprises, you may end up dancing the cha-cha in Antonio's elaborate shoe collection, or enjoying tasty treats, at this glittering, exuberant engagement.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, No Agenda Genda: Sci-Fi Interactive Dance Theater
Film | Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018): Oscar-Winning Drama (Outdoors)
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier 135 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 20
8:00 pm

Free

Films, June 20, 2019, 06/20/2019, Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018): Oscar-Winning Drama (Outdoors)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Concert | Bastille: British Indie Band
Bastille is a British band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith, but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris "Woody" Wood. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on 14 July, the date of Smith's birthday. Their hits include "Pompeii" and "Happier." Their just-released third CD is Doom Days. Attendees are advised to arrive early.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, Bastille: British Indie Band
Concert | Carnegie Hall Citywide: Folk, Jazz, And Chamber Music
Jayme Stone bridges folk, jazz, and chamber music as he celebrates the banjo's historic role in music around the world. Stone is an eclectic musician who has performed with such diverse artists as Malian kora master Mansa Sissoko (a recorded collaboration that earned Canada's JUNO Award), former Carolina Chocolate Drop Dom Flemons, and other performers from a wide range of genres. Jayme Stone's Folklife--featuring his band of vocals, accordion, fiddle, and bass--shines new light on traditional songs from the Georgia Sea Islands, Creole calypsos, Appalachian dance tunes, and more. Performers: Jayme Stone, banjo and voice Moira Smiley, voice and accordion Sumaia Jackson, fiddle and voice Joe Phillips, bass and voice.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
12:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, Carnegie Hall Citywide: Folk, Jazz, And Chamber Music
Jazz | An Afternoon of Jazz in the Park
Brandon Tyler is a multifaceted musician, vocalist, and lyricist. He focuses his music in R&B but finds inspiration in the work of other soulful musicians, his everyday life, and nature. Some of his influences are Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, and KING.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
1:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, An Afternoon of Jazz in the Park
Concert | Choral Concert: Works by Vivaldi And More
Raleigh Boychoir (Raleigh, NC), Michael Hey, organist Program Vivaldi Et Exultavit Rutter Excerpts from Mass of the Children The Lord Bless You White Spirit Moving Over Chaos    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
1:45 pm

to 2:45 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, Choral Concert: Works by Vivaldi And More
Concert | On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet
Spend the day in the park listening to live musicians. On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand piano music played by young students and professional adult headliners.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet
Movie in a Park | The Joy Luck Club (1993): Generational Stories (Outdoors)
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Director: Wayne Wang Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh 139 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 21
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 21, 2019, 06/21/2019, The Joy Luck Club (1993): Generational Stories (Outdoors)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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

Sat, Jun 22
1:00 pm

Free

Parades, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, Annual Mermaid Parade
Jazz | The Great Harlem Jazz Summit
The concert will feature great saxophone artists, Alvin Flythe and Todd Herbert on Tenor Saxophones and Dr. John Satchmo Mannan on Soprano Sax; singers Lee Olive Tucker, Norma Holmes and Grace Young; tap dancers Gilmore and Makiko; pianists Richard Clements; Rafiq Norbert Marius on bass; Taro Yakamoto on drums.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 22
1:30 pm

to 5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, The Great Harlem Jazz Summit
Film | Moonstruck With Cher And Nicolas Cage (1987): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. 102 min. Director: Norman Jewison. Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis. Moonstruck was nominated for six Oscars at the 60th Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Cher), and Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis).    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 22
2:00 pm

Free

Films, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, Moonstruck With Cher And Nicolas Cage (1987): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy
Concert | Grammy Nominated Ensemble Performs Contemporary Classical Music
The legendary experimental rock band Tortoise will play its "weirdly beautiful and impossible to pin down" (Pitchfork) 1998 masterpiece TNT start to finish. Emily Wells, a Brooklyn-based singer and multi-instrumentalist, performs with the Metropolis Ensemble. Tortoise is an experimental rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1990. The band incorporates krautrock, dub, minimal music, electronica and jazz into their music, a combination sometimes termed "post-rock". Metropolis Ensemble has won national and international recognition for its three studio recordings, including winning Canada's prestigious Juno Award for Best Classical Composition in 2013 for Vivian Fung's Violin Concerto (Kristin Lee, solo violin). In 2010, Metropolis Ensemble received its first Classical Nomination Grammy Award for Avner Dorman's Mandolin Concerto, with soloist Avi Avital. And in 2014, producer David Frost received a Classical Producer of the Year Grammy Award for work that included Metropolis Ensemble's recording of the music of Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres. Emily Wells is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer whose genres encompass alternative, experimental, and classical. While initially known for playing violin, she performs with diverse instruments in her work, including cellos, viola, and analog synthesizers.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 22
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, Grammy Nominated Ensemble Performs Contemporary Classical Music
Film | Mary Poppins Returns (2018): Magical Nanny's Second Act (Outdoors)
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw 130 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 22
8:00 pm

Free

Films, June 22, 2019, 06/22/2019, Mary Poppins Returns (2018): Magical Nanny's Second Act (Outdoors)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Dance Performance | ditch: World-Premiere Dance at Sunrise
ditch explores the interactions among the forces of gentrification; the history of community activism, especially in response to Hurricane Sandy; the current pressure of development that exacerbates income inequality; as well as the ecological interactions between the life at the edge of the island in the Lower East Side. The choreography is developed from the rhythms, tones and spatial inflections of movement generated by flows of people, the traffic, weather and water along the river's edge. ditch accesses and creatively explores the embodied knowledge that signals both danger and safety. How do we sense impending disasters? How do we seek safe havens? Exploring the possibilities of signaling through murky territory and dense movement, the choreography asks questions such as: What appears as a beacon? What is an orienting feature in an unstable system? The piece investigates squeezing and tightening as both a generator of movement and as choreographic strategy. The work aims to emanate an urgency and disquiet that drives the performer and viewer towards unexpected openings. Composer and sound artist: Jeff Kolar Performers/dancers: Evie Allison, Madeline Mellinger, Kaitlin Fox Costume designer: Susan Becker    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
5:25 am

Free

Dance Performances, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, ditch: World-Premiere Dance at Sunrise
Festival | Drums Along the Hudson 2019: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration
Features Manhattan's only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, the festival will continue to feature an Environmental Tent and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of Here and Now, and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
11:00 am

to 6:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, Drums Along the Hudson 2019: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration
Concert | Porch Stomp 2019: A Participatory Folk Festival
Porch Stomp is a free, community-led participatory folk festival, where performances take place on the porches of a historic park. Over 100 small-scale acoustic concerts, jams, and workshops featuring some of NYC's best bluegrass, old-time, blues, roots, and Americana music are showcased during the daylong festivities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
11:00 am

to 5:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, Porch Stomp 2019: A Participatory Folk Festival
Tour | Chelsea-'Vestiges of the Genteel' Tour
Highlights: The Chelsea Hotel, The General Theological Seminary, The High Line, Cushman Row, London Terrace Gardens and the Church of the Guardian Angel.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
2:00 pm

$20...

Tours, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, Chelsea-'Vestiges of the Genteel' Tour
Dance Lesson | Let's Dance!: Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata Lessons
Learn to dance like a pro at these 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 2-30, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
6:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, Let's Dance!: Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata Lessons
Concert | Fete de la Musique: Two Pioneering French Groups
Zdar will represent the electronic duo Cassius, who first started working together in 1988, producing albums for the iconic French rapper MC Solaar and doing remixes for the likes of Neneh Cherry, Bjork, Daft Punk, Air and Depeche Mode. Producers Philippe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francard--better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass--have since harnessed the pop appeal with an underground heart that defined the French house wave they contributed to in the late 90s. They're joined by Les Negresses Vertes--a group so named for the verbal abuse directed at its members at an early concert--who mix Latin, rai, and folk with a punk sensibility to make unique dance music.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 23
6:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, June 23, 2019, 06/23/2019, Fete de la Musique: Two Pioneering French Groups

Monday, June 24, 2019

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jun 24
10:00 am

to 7:00 pm

Free

Tours, June 24, 2019, 06/24/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Movie in a Park | Stonewall Uprising (2010): Documentary on the Seminal Rebellion of the Gay Rights Movement (Outdoors)
This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969. Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner -- the filmmakers will be in attendance. 80 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Movies began at dusk. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.       Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park  Manhattan Directions to this location   Washington Square Park Manhattan Directions to this location Location Details: Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park Address: Washington Square North, New York, NY 10012   Cost Free   Event Organizer NYC Parks, Manhattan Recreation Contact Number 212-360-3300    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jun 26
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, Stonewall Uprising (2010): Documentary on the Seminal Rebellion of the Gay Rights Movement (Outdoors)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Workshop | Beginner Capoeira Class
Try this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. Open to all levels. Presented by Dende Arts.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class
Dance Lesson | Everybody Tango!
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 6-July 25, 2019 (except July 4)    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
6:30 pm

Free

Dance Lessons, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Everybody Tango!
Opening Reception | Graffiti Warriors: Pistol and Bama, Pioneers of Subway Art
This show celebrates the past and present art of two pioneer graffiti artists of the early 1970s.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
7:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Graffiti Warriors: Pistol and Bama, Pioneers of Subway Art
Festival | Spelling Bee in the Park
The bee is on! Obsessed with words? Curious if you can outspell the rest? Contestants will have the chance to put their spelling knowledge to the test. Don't miss this fun, free spelling challenge! Co-hosted by Olivia Petzy and Kevin Doyle    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
7:00 pm

Free

Festivals, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Spelling Bee in the Park
Screening | AIDS in the News 1983-1986: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice
In 1983, television producer and journalist Joseph Lovett successfully pleaded with ABC executives to create the first investigative reports on AIDS for network TV. This event presents the pioneering 20/20 segment he produced, and other selected video clips of his early reporting that highlight the responsibility and difficulties of reporting on the epidemic during a decade of discrimination. Joining Lovett for a discussion following the screening are Susan Martin and Sally Morrison, both of whom were on the front lines with Dr. Mathilde Krim in the tumultuous early days of the AIDS crisis.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
7:00 pm

Free

Screenings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, AIDS in the News 1983-1986: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice
Film | Bohemian Rhapsody (2018): Oscar-Winning Rock Biopic (Outdoors)
The story of the rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid. Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee 134 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
8:00 pm

Free

Films, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018): Oscar-Winning Rock Biopic (Outdoors)
Film | The Portrait of a Lady (1996): Henry James Adaptation with Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare. Director: Jane Campion 144 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jun 27
9:00 pm

Free

Films, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, The Portrait of a Lady (1996): Henry James Adaptation with Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey

Friday, June 28, 2019

Concert | Adam Lambert: American Idol and Queen Alum
Adam Lambert is an Indianapolis-born singer best known for his appearances on American Idol and his tours with Queen, taking the late vocalist Freddie Mercury's place. His biggest U.S. hit is "Whataya Want from Me." Attendees are advised to arrive early.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 28
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, June 28, 2019, 06/28/2019, Adam Lambert: American Idol and Queen Alum
Concert | Dan + Shay: Grammy-Winning Country Music Duo
Nashville vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have topped the country charts with "Tequila" and "Speechless." Their newest album is Dan + Shay. Attendees are advised to arrive at 5am.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 28
7:00 am

Free

Concerts, June 28, 2019, 06/28/2019, Dan + Shay: Grammy-Winning Country Music Duo
Film | The Sound of Silence (2019): Tuning Up the House
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve. Director: Michael Tyburski Stars: Bruce Altman, Tina Benko, Theodore Bouloukos    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 28
8:00 pm

Free

Films, June 28, 2019, 06/28/2019, The Sound of Silence (2019): Tuning Up the House
Movie in a Park | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Meeting the Boyfriend's Family (Outdoors)
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Director: Jon M. Chu Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh 120 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jun 28
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 28, 2019, 06/28/2019, Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Meeting the Boyfriend's Family (Outdoors)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Movie in a Park | If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): Oscar-Winning Drama (Outdoors)
A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Director: Barry Jenkins Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King 119 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jun 29
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, June 29, 2019, 06/29/2019, If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): Oscar-Winning Drama (Outdoors)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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

Sun, Jun 30
11:00 am

Free

Tours, June 30, 2019, 06/30/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Parade | Gay Pride March 2019
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those lost to illness, violence and neglect. The March is a celebration of lives and community. Last year there were over 550 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists. With over 100 floats making the trek along the route, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jun 30
12:00 pm

Free

Parades, June 30, 2019, 06/30/2019, Gay Pride March 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Play | The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas’s ‘The D’Artagnan Romances’ trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan as they ‘right’ the greatest ‘wrong’ in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Thursday through Sundays, July 4-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 4
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 04, 2019, 07/04/2019, The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Play | The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides’ Classic Tragedy
Set in the modern era, Dionysus (God of wine and ecstasy) returns to his hometown in order to clear his mother’s name and punish the insolent city for not allowing its citizens to worship him. The clash between Dionysus, played as a modern-day rock star and his cousin Pentheus, the uncompromising and moralistic king of the city, examines the consequences of a general public that blindly follows two vastly different leaders. Dionysus represents unbridled freedom and excess while on the other end of the spectrum, Pentheus epitomizes excessive law, order and rigidity. As society slides into fear and tribalism, its citizen’s rationale becomes clouded as they blindly take orders and pick sides rather than seek moderation and rationality. CTH’s interpretation is a lush and modern version of the classic Greek tragedy that tackles the ills of a culture obsessed with celebrity worship, social media and fear of the other, causing people to lose the ability to see the truth — that people in power are fallible…until it’s far too late. A New Version by Bryan Doerries. Directed by Carl Cofield. Choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Thursdays - Sundays, July 11-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 11
8:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 11, 2019, 07/11/2019, The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides&rsquo; Classic Tragedy
Film | David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (1999): Mystery with Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Dan Hedaya
After a car wreck, an amnesiac woman sets out to learn what happened to her with the help of a wannabee actress. 88 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 11
8:45 pm

Free

Films, July 11, 2019, 07/11/2019, David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (1999): Mystery with Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Dan Hedaya

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Play | The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas's 'The D'Artagnan Romances' trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan as they 'right' the greatest 'wrong' in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Thursdays through Sundays, July 4-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jul 13
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 13, 2019, 07/13/2019, The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
This popular New York summer institution is now in its 25th year. Its concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. The Drilling Company, led by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy, has produced the attraction since 2005. The play exquisitely demonstrates the futility of partisanship, pleading for similar people to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. Director Lukas Raphael will set the play in New York in the early 1990's, with the Montagues and Capulets imagined as families of a Lower East Side neighborhood. In this concept, the Capulets (Juliet's people) are long standing stewards of the neighborhood. Romeo's Montagues, on the other hand, are upwardly mobile, eager to rise above it. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-27, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jul 13
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, July 13, 2019, 07/13/2019, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Monday, July 15, 2019

Talk | LogicLounge: Spouseware and Stalkerware
Powerful surveillance software for everyday use is widely available on the internet for affordable prices. Some are marketed as ways for employers to monitor the movements of their workers, or for parents to check electronically on the whereabouts of their children. Others promise to help you to reveal infidelity. Do you have any idea how easy it is for the spyware apps to tune in your calls, text messages, real-time GPS location or encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp? What is the impact of spouseware/stalkware industry on domestic abuse? While the market for electronic surveillance to monitor someone without their consent is booming, what are the tech community, the police, and the policy makers doing to fight this disease? Speaker Eva Galperin is Director of Cybersecurity at Electronic Frontier Foundation and the head of EFF’s Threat Lab.      New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jul 15
5:00 pm

Free

Talks, July 15, 2019, 07/15/2019, LogicLounge: Spouseware and Stalkerware

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Author Reading | Pulitzer Winner Colson Whitehead Reads from His Book The Nickel Boys
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jul 16
7:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, July 16, 2019, 07/16/2019, Pulitzer Winner Colson Whitehead Reads from His Book The Nickel Boys

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Author Reading | George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall—America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. With author David Roll.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jul 17
7:00 pm

Free

Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
Dance Performance | A Dance Tribute to Merce Cunningham's 100th Birthday
Were he still alive, Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 in 2019; To honor the groundbreaking choreographer’s centennial, the Merce Cunningham Trust has facilitated the Cunningham Centennial Celebrations, a globe-spanning array of events featuring his work. Part of these celebrations is Merce Cunningham: SummerCool, an evening of performances guest curated by 92nd Street Y’s Catherine Tharin, featuring the Stephen Petronio Company, which has incorporated several of Cunningham’s radical theater work into its repertoire; Melissa Toogood, a Bessie Award winning, former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Calvin Royal III, the star soloist at the American Ballet Theater; and the A-Y/dancers, a repertory dance company from the Hudson Valley. Preceding the show at 6pm will be a pre-show Cunningham Dance Workshop with Bessie Award winner and former leading Cunningham dancer,Melissa Toogood and featuring the choreographer’s signature movement.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jul 17
8:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, A Dance Tribute to Merce Cunningham's 100th Birthday

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
This popular New York summer institution is now in its 25th year. Its concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. The Drilling Company, led by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy, has produced the attraction since 2005. The play exquisitely demonstrates the futility of partisanship, pleading for similar people to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. Director Lukas Raphael will set the play in New York in the early 1990's, with the Montagues and Capulets imagined as families of a Lower East Side neighborhood. In this concept, the Capulets (Juliet's people) are long standing stewards of the neighborhood. Romeo's Montagues, on the other hand, are upwardly mobile, eager to rise above it. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-27, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 18
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, July 18, 2019, 07/18/2019, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Friday, July 19, 2019

Play | The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas's 'The D'Artagnan Romances' trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan as they 'right' the greatest 'wrong' in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Thursdays through Sundays, July 4-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 19
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 19, 2019, 07/19/2019, The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Workshop | Beginner Capoeira Class
Try this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. Open to all levels. Presented by Dende Arts.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 25
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, July 25, 2019, 07/25/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class
Movie in a Park | Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert (Outdoors)
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. 105 min. The evening begins with a DJ set by Isis Swaby (Rockers International) and a short film curated by BAMcinématek. Music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jul 25
8:00 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, July 25, 2019, 07/25/2019, Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert (Outdoors)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Concert | Jeff Tweedy, Grammy-Winning Frontman for Wilco
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his introspective lyrics have come to represent the simple truths of American life in all its soulful, insecure glory. A prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Tweedy has enjoyed a storied career that earned him a Grammy for Wilco’s A Ghost Is Born. The poetic rocker—deemed “equal parts Walt Whitman and Richard Brautigan” by Spin—is now stepping into the solo spotlight after embarking on an exceptionally creative year. He released Warmer, the companion LP to his acclaimed 2018 solo album, this April to rave reviews, and published an illuminating best-selling memoir Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) in late 2018. Opening the evening is jazz-based cellist, singer, composer, and improviser Helen Gillet who fabricates each song with a true mastery of live looping technology. From avant-garde jazz and French chansons to funk, alternative rock, and the bohemian flair of the Velvet Underground, she “plays every note on fire” (Medium.com). Simultaneously enigmatic and virtuosic, profound yet lighthearted, Gillet’s performances overflow with a sense of drama and whimsy.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 26
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, July 26, 2019, 07/26/2019, Jeff Tweedy, Grammy-Winning Frontman for Wilco
Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
This popular New York summer institution is now in its 25th year. Its concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. The Drilling Company, led by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy, has produced the attraction since 2005. The play exquisitely demonstrates the futility of partisanship, pleading for similar people to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. Director Lukas Raphael will set the play in New York in the early 1990's, with the Montagues and Capulets imagined as families of a Lower East Side neighborhood. In this concept, the Capulets (Juliet's people) are long standing stewards of the neighborhood. Romeo's Montagues, on the other hand, are upwardly mobile, eager to rise above it. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-27, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Jul 26
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, July 26, 2019, 07/26/2019, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Workshop | The Writing Den: Experience the Joy and Benefits of Handwriting
When was last time you wrote a letter to your grandmother, sent a birthday card to your uncle, or scribbled a note to an old friend? Time to come put pen to paper. They supply the writing materials, tools, and postage, then mail everything afterward, and deliver any correspondence received at the next month’s event. Den leaders are there to help choose that special card or check a mailing address.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jul 27
2:00 pm

Free

Workshops, July 27, 2019, 07/27/2019, The Writing Den: Experience the Joy and Benefits of Handwriting

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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

Sun, Jul 28
11:00 am

Free

Tours, July 28, 2019, 07/28/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour
Play | The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas's 'The D'Artagnan Romances' trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan as they 'right' the greatest 'wrong' in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Thursdays through Sundays, July 4-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jul 28
6:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 28, 2019, 07/28/2019, The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park
Play | The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides’ Classic Tragedy
Set in the modern era, Dionysus (God of wine and ecstasy) returns to his hometown in order to clear his mother’s name and punish the insolent city for not allowing its citizens to worship him. The clash between Dionysus, played as a modern-day rock star and his cousin Pentheus, the uncompromising and moralistic king of the city, examines the consequences of a general public that blindly follows two vastly different leaders. Dionysus represents unbridled freedom and excess while on the other end of the spectrum, Pentheus epitomizes excessive law, order and rigidity. As society slides into fear and tribalism, its citizen’s rationale becomes clouded as they blindly take orders and pick sides rather than seek moderation and rationality. CTH’s interpretation is a lush and modern version of the classic Greek tragedy that tackles the ills of a culture obsessed with celebrity worship, social media and fear of the other, causing people to lose the ability to see the truth — that people in power are fallible…until it’s far too late. A New Version by Bryan Doerries. Directed by Carl Cofield. Choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Thursdays - Sundays, July 11-28, 2019    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Jul 28
8:30 pm

Free

Plays, July 28, 2019, 07/28/2019, The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides&rsquo; Classic Tragedy

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Movie in a Park | Little Miss Sunshine (2006): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear (Outdoors)
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris 101 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Jul 31
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Little Miss Sunshine (2006): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear (Outdoors)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Film | High Life (2018): Space Drama with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin
A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space, where they live in isolation. Director: Claire Denis 113 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 1
9:15 pm

Free

Films, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, High Life (2018): Space Drama with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andr&eacute; Benjamin

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Concert | Corinne Bailey Rae: Grammy-Winning R&B Star
Corinne Bailey Rae’s brand of soulful R&B has won her multiple Grammy and MOBO awards; gentle music with heart and nuance, over the past decade she’s written about love and intuition as her soul-jazz sound has evolved. The Guardian named her latest studio album The Heart Speaks in Whispers “the best R&B of 2016”; It was also featured on President Barack Obama’s summer playlist. She’s joined by the American singer Jose James, who wields a rich baritone and blends modern jazz, with cross-generational references that dabble in traditional and contemporary jazz and soul.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 4
7:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 04, 2019, 08/04/2019, Corinne Bailey Rae: Grammy-Winning R&B Star

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Dance Performance | Amator: Electrifying Flamenco Choreography and Improvisation
With his flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves, Jesús Carmona is “un fenómeno”—a phenomenon—of the flamenco world (New York Times). He brings his palpable charisma to for a performance of his intensely beautiful Amator, a deeply personal work that draws upon his love of Spanish dance. Experience this masterful feat of electrifying choreography and improvisation, accompanied by onstage orchestration. This evening of visceral musicality begins with Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist Arooj Aftab who is continuing the Sufi tradition with a style that combines Sufi-mystical poetry with the spirit of independent rock. Reworking classical Pakistani and North Indian forms, including thumri, khayal, and kafi, she creates a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures that will float through the night air with lightness and poise. Tonight, Aftab presents new music in collaboration with an exceptional ensemble featuring Maeve Gilchrist, Shahzad Ismaily, Gyan Riley and Greg Fox.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Aug 7
7:30 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 07, 2019, 08/07/2019, Amator: Electrifying Flamenco Choreography and Improvisation

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Film | Sorry to Bother You (2018): Telemarketer's Magic Find
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Director: Boots Riley Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler 111 minm.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 8
8:30 pm

Free

Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sorry to Bother You (2018): Telemarketer's Magic Find

Friday, August 9, 2019

Movie in a Park | Incredibles 2 (2018): Superhero Family Returns
The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. Director: Brad Bird Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell 118 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 9
8:30 pm

Free

Movie in a Parks, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Incredibles 2 (2018): Superhero Family Returns

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Concert | Grammy Award-Winning New Queen of Country Soul
Fresh off a world tour, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin graces the stage. The quintessential Americana artist lends her seasoned wisdom to a new eponymous LP--whose lead track "River" was inspired by Leon Russell's "A Song for You," made famous by R&B singer Donny Hathaway. With her melancholy poise and pendulous jazz phrasing, she proves she is still one of folk music's most genre-expanding artists. Opening the evening is arresting British singer Yola, whose thrilling debut album Walk Through Fire (produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach) has established her as the new queen of country soul.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Aug 10
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 10, 2019, 08/10/2019, Grammy Award-Winning New Queen of Country Soul

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Dance Performance | The 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival
Established by Battery Dance in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population, residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people. The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for established and emerging dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that New York City offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Robert Battle, Michelle Dorrance and Jacqulyn Buglisi have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 11
7:00 pm

to 9:00 pm

Free

Dance Performances, August 11, 2019, 08/11/2019, The 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival
Concert | David Crosby: Fearless Folk Rock Legend
Closing out this year’s festival is fearless folk rock legend David Crosby. In his unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist but as a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Amid a nationwide tour, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and his Sky Trails band pay a visit to share the music of a stunning creative renaissance. Opening the evening is singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, whose folk opera Hadestown—a retelling of the Orpheus tale set in the Depression era—opened on Broadway this April to critical acclaim (and 14 Tony nominations). Whether she is on a dark exploration of American manhood or mining old English and Scottish ballads, the charismatic performer has built a vast and personal mythology.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Aug 11
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, August 11, 2019, 08/11/2019, David Crosby: Fearless Folk Rock Legend

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

Sun, Aug 25
11:00 am

Free

Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Monday, August 26, 2019

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

Mon, Aug 26
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, August 26, 2019, 08/26/2019, Carmen: An Hour-Long Version of Bizet's Classic

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Workshop | Beginner Capoeira Class
Try this Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. Open to all levels. Presented by Dende Arts.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
6:00 pm

Free

Workshops, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, Beginner Capoeira Class
Film | Her Smell (2018): Rock Drama with Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Virginia Madsen 
A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success. Director: Alex Ross Perry 134 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Aug 29
8:30 pm

Free

Films, August 29, 2019, 08/29/2019, Her Smell (2018): Rock Drama with Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Virginia Madsen&nbsp;

Friday, August 30, 2019

Play | Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy
The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare's devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Aug 30
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, August 30, 2019, 08/30/2019, Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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

Sun, Sep 22
11:00 am

Free

Tours, September 22, 2019, 09/22/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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

Sun, Oct 27
11:00 am

Free

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