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All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of top free things to do in NYC today, December 11, 2017, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Festival |
The tree lighting begins at 5:00 p.m. with The Marching Cobras and children singing carols. The tree lighting will take place at the 124th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance.  Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors with performances by Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem.         New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 11
5:00 pm

to 8:30 pm

Free

Festivals, December 11, 2017, 12/11/2017, Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting
Other |
The NYC-based Okamoto Studio returns for a seventh year of spectacular ice carvings, transforming blocks of ice into artistic representations of sea life. Visitors will be taken on a frozen journey through the depths of the sea, where they will see a variety of favorite creatures and have unforgettable photo opportunities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 11
5:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free

Others, December 11, 2017, 12/11/2017, Live Ice Sculpture Carvings by Okamoto Studio
Concert |
Grab your ugliest holiday sweater and join us for a holiday party like no other. The incredible all-female French horn quartet Genghis Barbie returns to put everyone in the holiday spirit with a dazzling twist on seasonal favorites. Performers Rachel Drehmann, Attila the Horn french horn Danielle Kuhlmann, Velvet Barbie french horn Laura Weiner, Alpine Barbie french horn Alana Vegter, Freedom Barbie french horn    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 11
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 11, 2017, 12/11/2017, Ugly Holiday Sweater Party with Genghis Barbie

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Other |
The NYC-based Okamoto Studio returns for a seventh year of spectacular ice carvings, transforming blocks of ice into artistic representations of sea life. Visitors will be taken on a frozen journey through the depths of the sea, where they will see a variety of favorite creatures and have unforgettable photo opportunities.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 12
12:00 pm

Free

Others, December 12, 2017, 12/12/2017, Live Ice Sculpture Carvings by Okamoto Studio
Slide Lecture |
As the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office, Pete Souza captured the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s presidency in an unprecedented detail, that brought us, the viewers, inside the life of the man and the White House. Pete Souza’s images allowed us all to be a proverbial fly on the wall in ways never captured before. In this presentation Souza will show some of his iconic images and discuss what it is like to be a photographer tasked with recording history. A book signing will follow his talk.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 12
2:00 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, December 12, 2017, 12/12/2017, Photographer Pete Souza discusses his book Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Reading |
Arguably the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century, Mitchell became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 13
6:30 pm

Free

Book Readings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, David Yaffe discusses his book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
Play |
An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird is an irreverent, funny, contemporary remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.    New York City, NY; NYC

Wed, Dec 13
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Slide Lecture |
The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, and Rockefeller Center are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments during the 1920s and ‘30s and that shaped the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis.  Noted architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins will give an illustrated lecture on this enriching aspect of New York’s history.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 14
6:30 pm

Free

Slide Lectures, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Art Deco Metropolis: The Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York
Tour |
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 14
7:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour
Play |
The Cherry Orchard takes place on the grounds of Ranevskaya's estate, somewhere in the provinces of Russia. Unless the family can raise enough money to save it, the estate will have to be sold to clear her debts. Several plans are concocted, one of which entails cutting down their famous cherry orchard. But no one plan is settled upon. As August approaches, when the estate must be auctioned off to meet the mortgage payments, what unfolds in the household is a farewell of bittersweet beauty.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 14
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, The Cherry Orchard: Chekhov's Searing Family Drama

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tour |
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 15
7:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 15, 2017, 12/15/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour
Play |
An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird is an irreverent, funny, contemporary remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 15
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 15, 2017, 12/15/2017, Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella chorus, wows audiences with an oddball mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days.  Now in its 37th year, the 15-member Mob specializes in Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems, jazz and doo-wop. The Fall 2017 concert delves into three of our favorite topics: drinking (or not); thinking (or not); and catchin’ fish (or not). Watch them weave these motifs into a coherent (or not) evening of harmony and fun. They open in ragtime and close in a rhumba. The performance concludes with a sing-along of favorite holiday carols. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Hannah Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Lauren Hsu, Amanda Keating, Anne Kostick, Paul Martin Kovic, Emilia Mahaffey, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.      New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 15
8:00 pm

Donations requested

Concerts, December 15, 2017, 12/15/2017, Hook, Wine, and Thinker: An A Cappella Concert with The Art Mob

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Reading |
Dozens of terrific writers and performers join for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic. Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers, or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. Festivities will kick off at noon with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale.        New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 16
12:00 pm

to 4:30 pm

Free

Readings, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, What the Dickens? The Eighth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading
Talk |
Big Daddy Kane will kick-off the 30th-anniversary celebration of his debut album Long Live The Kane, discuss Afro-masculinity, his novel, and the influential “Dark Gable” persona. Youth ages 13-19 have priority seating.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 16
1:00 pm

Free

Talks, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, Big Daddy Kane: Seminal, Grammy-Winning Rapper
Play |
The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 16
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Play |
An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird is an irreverent, funny, contemporary remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 16
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella chorus, wows audiences with an oddball mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days.  Now in its 37th year, the 15-member Mob specializes in Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems, jazz and doo-wop. The Fall 2017 concert delves into three of our favorite topics: drinking (or not); thinking (or not); and catchin’ fish (or not). Watch them weave these motifs into a coherent (or not) evening of harmony and fun. They open in ragtime and close in a rhumba. The performance concludes with a sing-along of favorite holiday carols. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Hannah Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Lauren Hsu, Amanda Keating, Anne Kostick, Paul Martin Kovic, Emilia Mahaffey, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 16
8:00 pm

Donations requested

Concerts, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, Hook, Wine, and Thinker: An A Cappella Concert with The Art Mob

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Play |
The Cherry Orchard takes place on the grounds of Ranevskaya's estate, somewhere in the provinces of Russia. Unless the family can raise enough money to save it, the estate will have to be sold to clear her debts. Several plans are concocted, one of which entails cutting down their famous cherry orchard. But no one plan is settled upon. As August approaches, when the estate must be auctioned off to meet the mortgage payments, what unfolds in the household is a farewell of bittersweet beauty.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 17
2:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 17, 2017, 12/17/2017, The Cherry Orchard: Chekhov's Searing Family Drama
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella chorus, wows audiences with an oddball mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days.  Now in its 37th year, the 15-member Mob specializes in Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems, jazz and doo-wop. The Fall 2017 concert delves into three of our favorite topics: drinking (or not); thinking (or not); and catchin’ fish (or not). Watch them weave these motifs into a coherent (or not) evening of harmony and fun. They open in ragtime and close in a rhumba. The performance concludes with a sing-along of favorite holiday carols. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Hannah Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Lauren Hsu, Amanda Keating, Anne Kostick, Paul Martin Kovic, Emilia Mahaffey, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 17
3:00 pm

Donations requested

Concerts, December 17, 2017, 12/17/2017, Hook, Wine, and Thinker: An A Cappella Concert with The Art Mob
Concert |
Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 17
3:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 17, 2017, 12/17/2017, 2017 44th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas
Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 17
7:00 pm

$2 donation to...

Tours, December 17, 2017, 12/17/2017, Holiday Lights Tour
Play |
The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 17
7:00 pm

Free

Plays, December 17, 2017, 12/17/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tour |
See the side of New York City that you have come to know and love through your favorite holiday movies. Visit some of the most iconic spots from favorite films such as Elf, Home Alone 2, Serendipity, Scrooged and Miracle on 34th Street. In addition to film sites, you will get to experience some of the beautiful holiday decorations and displays as you walk through the city.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 18
2:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 18, 2017, 12/18/2017, Christmas Movie Tour
Classical Music |
Program: W. A. Mozart: Six Variations on “Hélas, j’ai perdu mon amant”, KV 360 (374b) J. Brahms: Violin Sonata no.2 in A major, op.100 K. Penderecki: Violin Sonata no.1 N. Paganini: Cantabile, op.17 A. Schnittke: Violin Sonata no.1 M. Ravel: Tzigane   With: Daniele Sabatini, violin Simone Rugani, piano    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 18
6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 18, 2017, 12/18/2017, Violin and Piano Works by Penderecki, Ravel, Paganini, Mozart, Brahms
Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Dec 18
7:00 pm

$2 donation to...

Tours, December 18, 2017, 12/18/2017, Holiday Lights Tour

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Film |
Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. 95 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 19
12:00 pm

Free

Films, December 19, 2017, 12/19/2017, Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower (2017): Stephen King Adventure
Film |
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Dec 19
6:00 pm

Free

Films, December 19, 2017, 12/19/2017, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Concert |
Celebrate this joyful time of the year with traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols. To end the evening, the Cathedral lights are dimmed to allow the candle lights to illuminate as "Silent Night" is sung. Featuring: Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir Pastor Frank A. Haye, Director Young People's Chorus of New York Francisco Nüñez, Director St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director The Cathedral Organs Daniel Brondel and Michael Hey, Organists New York Symphonic Brass    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 21
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 21, 2017, 12/21/2017, The 38th Annual A City Singing at Christmas
Concert |
Downtown Voices and NOVUS NY (Stephen Sands, conductor) present an extravaganza of Christmas favorites for brass and choir with audience participation.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Dec 21
7:30 pm

Free

Concerts, December 21, 2017, 12/21/2017, Community Carol Singalong

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tour |
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 22
7:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tour |
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 23
7:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 23, 2017, 12/23/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Tour |
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 24
7:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 24, 2017, 12/24/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Friday, December 29, 2017

Tour |
See the side of New York City that you have come to know and love through your favorite holiday movies. Visit some of the most iconic spots from favorite films such as Elf, Home Alone 2, Serendipity, Scrooged and Miracle on 34th Street. In addition to film sites, you will get to experience some of the beautiful holiday decorations and displays as you walk through the city.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 29
2:00 pm

Free

Tours, December 29, 2017, 12/29/2017, Christmas Movie Tour
Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Fri, Dec 29
7:00 pm

$2 donation to...

Tours, December 29, 2017, 12/29/2017, Holiday Lights Tour

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Dec 30
7:00 pm

$2 donation to...

Tours, December 30, 2017, 12/30/2017, Holiday Lights Tour

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Classical Music |
Program: Joseph Haydn Te Deum Lucas Wiegerink See the Wretched Strangers (U.S. premiere) Rupert Lang Earth Teach Me Frank Ticheli Earth Song Leonard Bernstein Chorales from Mass Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. Soloists Jamet Pittman, Soprano Arthur Fiacco, Cello    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 31
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, New Year's Eve Concert For Peace
Classical Music |
Hear the grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ with its newly restored Celestial division in the dome, one of New York’s greatest musical treasures. William K. Trafka, St. Bartholomew’s Director of Music and Organist, will play festive works for this New Year’s celebration. The program will include organ works of Bach, Guilmant, and Mendelssohn. Trafka’s own transcription of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man will be played at the stroke of midnight. A free champagne reception will follow the concert.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sun, Dec 31
11:00 pm

Free

Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, A Concert to Usher in the New Year: Bach, Mendelssohn, Copland

Monday, January 1, 2018

Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jan 2
7:00 pm

$2 donation to...

Tours, January 01, 2018, 01/01/2018, Holiday Lights Tour

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Film |
Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith. When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. 122 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jan 5
2:00 pm

Free

Films, January 04, 2018, 01/04/2018, Malcolm D. Lee's Girls Trip (2017): Ladies' Night Out

Monday, January 8, 2018

Performance |
Fifty years ago: the Vietnam War raged; Laugh-In debuted; students protested at Howard and Harvard; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated. In New York City, Joe Papp, the restless, young champion of free Shakespeare for all, responded to the angst of the nation with a radical reinvention of Hamlet. Papp said his “production aimed radioactive iridium 192 at the nineteenth-century Hamlet statue, and by gamma ray shadowgraphing [discovered] the veins of the living original, buried under accumulated layers of reverential varnish.” Performing to a rock score by Hair composer Galt MacDermot, all actors were, in fact, fully clothed, but the traditions and pretentions of past generations were stripped off. The Shakespeare Society excavates Naked Hamlet from archives, with an evening of re-constructed scenes, photos, rarely heard recordings, and recitations from Papp’s personal papers.    New York City, NY; NYC

Mon, Jan 9
6:00 pm

Free

Performances, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp’s Naked Hamlet from 1968

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Film |
Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. 143 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jan 19
2:00 pm

Free

Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit (2017): Vengeful Cops

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Film |
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

Sat, Jan 21
2:00 pm

Free

Films, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Franz Kafka.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Thu, Jan 26
6:30 pm

Free

Book Discussions, January 25, 2018, 01/25/2018, Classics Book Club: The Metamorphosis
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