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52 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 14, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Park Boot Camp
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park. Tour is Wednesdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all. Tours are Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Public Park Tour
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Discussion |
Forti opens her process up to participants with two Body Mind World workshops in which she'll teach her Dance Construction Huddle -- open to observers. As Forti writes, "In this Body Mind World workshop we will cultivate [a] synergetic process to help us engage with subject matter that interests us...and work with improvisational movement scores, as well as in ways that can help us develop a natural and intuitive flow between our moving and our speaking, with surprise and delight."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Body Mind World: A Movement and Writing Workshop with Choreographer Simone Forti
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Bach at Noon
Performance |
The College of Performing Arts invites you to witness the Improv Artists Lab Concert performance, a culmination display of art and collaboration. Jane Ira Bloom and Joe Grifasi  Directors Edith Boucher-Hazelton  vocalist Rafael Castillo-Halvorssen  trumpet Hwansu Kang bass Ka Lun Leung trombone Charles Raiff  piano Jacqueline Reed  actor Zoe Rodgers actor Yifan Shao  piano Andrea Therese Skjolde Fostervold  actor Lili Stiefel actor  Catherine Tang  vocalist Ben Woodard  drums
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Performances, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, All In: An Improv Artists Lab Performance
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime performances on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Julliard Honors Chamber Music
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
This three hour tour is a great way to explore three of Gotham’s most historic locations. This tour takes you through legendary Lower East Side streets like Essex, Grand, Hester, Orchard, and Delancey. Along the way, we’ll get a feel for what life was like for the millions of immigrants who arrived here throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th Century. We’ll also see how this neighborhood has transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas in the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Lower East Side, NoLita and East Village Tour
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life. The jazz trio plays each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The Bill Wurtzel Trio: A Midweek Jazz Break
Workshop |
Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows PCs by exploring the advantages and limitations of each platform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, PC vs. Mac Workshop
Talk |
Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to the “new” retirement. Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. They are pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act”. Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach Barbara Phillips to clarify (or re-clarify) what is most important to you at this stage of life and learn from other retirees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Talks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The New Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your 'Third Act'
Workshop |
A picture is worth a thousand words. Visualization of our goals can be very powerful and even instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. A vision board is a visualization tool, a tangible representation of your future that serves as a daily reminder. Whatever your 2017 New Year’s resolutions are you can include them on your vision board. Join to learn about the power of visualization while having fun creating your own 2017 Vision Board to take home. This workshop is suitable for all ages. Bring along old magazines, photographs, or anything that inspires you and you may want to include on your vision board. Dr. Lucie Baker, author of Revolutionize the way you feel about your body in 5-easy steps, and founder of Embodied State of Mind, discusses the impact body image can have on one’s day-to-day life. Dr. Baker will also talk about that can be done to achieve a positive body image.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
$5
Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Vision Board Creative
Concert |
The concert will present a Christmas-inspired program
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The Jackson (NJ) Memorial High School Concert Choir
Film |
Built exclusively around James Baldwin's words, I Am Not Your Negro delves into the complex legacy of three lives (and deaths) that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Framing the unfinished work as a radical narration about race in America, Peck matches Baldwin's lyrical rhetoric with rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and connects these historical struggles for justice and equality to the present-day movements that have taken shape in response to the killings of young African-American men including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Amir Brooks. 95 min. Shown December 9th - December 15th at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Special Advance Screening: Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro
Gallery Talk |
Stop in for a glass of wine and docent-led highlights of the exhibition.  Each Wednesday through December 28.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Lily King.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Book Discussion Group: Euphoria
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Kristin Hannah.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Book Club: The Nightingale
Discussion |
On the occasion of the publication of the catalog for The Artist’s Museum, an exhibition on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from November 16, 2016–March, 26, 2017, the artists in the exhibition Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft and Sara VanDerBeek are joined in conversation by Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator at the ICA/Boston.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Contributors discuss the exhibition The Artist's Museum
Workshop |
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful presentation software that gives you everything you need to create slideshows and videos that captivate your audience. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Keynote for Mac Workshop
Classical Music |
Artists from the Collaborative Piano Department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Liederabend Recital
Book Reading |
This lecture follows Jews into, out of, and back into the renowned metropolitan neighborhood over the course of a century and a half. It analyzes the complex set of forces that brought several generations of central European, East European, and Sephardic Jews to settle in Harlem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Jeffrey S. Gurock discusses his book The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community
Gallery Talk |
A curator’s tour of an  exhibition exploring the vital creative character and dramatic social context of pre- and post-revolutionary Odessa, Ukraine (formerly Russia) through the work of two of the city’s most important artists – the writer Isaac Babel and the painter Yefim Ladyzhensky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Curator's Tour: Odessa / Оде́сса: Babel, Ladyzhensky, and the Soul of a City
Classical Music |
Come and take a musical break, Works by Chausson, Ferroud, Franck, Saint-Saens, and Taffanel. Featured performers: Sein An, violin Yibiao Wang, flute Kanoa Mendenhall, bass Joe Bell, guitar Misha Galant, piano Kelly Talim, violin Nikki Pet and the Getrecht Quintet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Recital
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 out on the 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
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Discussion |
Celebrated novelist Dana Spiotta (Stone Arabia, Eat the Document) returns to the Center to talk about her latest book, the critically acclaimed. Spiotta will be joined in conversation by the award-winning master of American fiction George Saunders.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Dana Spiotta discusses her book Innocents and Others
Concert |
Program: GERSHWIN: The Man I Love RODGERS/HART: My Funny Valentine MARTIN/BLANE: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Artists: Pavlina Horakova, mezzo-soprano Asen Doykin Trio - Asen Doykin, piano, Petar Slavov, double bass, Pete Zimmer, drums
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Holiday Concert: Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and More
Jazz |
7:00 PM Music of Sonny Rollins Ensemble 9:00 PM MBase Ensemble
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Student Recitals
Workshop |
With Generation Meditation.   Every Wednesday to Dec. 16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Meditation Workshop
Film |
This film examines why the US has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African American.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Ava DuVernay's 13th: Documentary on Blacks in Prison
Film |
From executive producer Jon Stewart, this feature documentary follows two refugee families in transition and the aid workers fighting to keep Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee camp, open. With no end in sight for the conflict, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent. 101 min. In Arabic, English, and Korean with English subtitles. Post-screening discussion with directors Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching, moderated by Hardy Vieux, legal director, Human Rights First
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching's After Spring (2016): Documentary on Syrian Refugees
Book Discussion |
Join Jonas Mekas, John Richardson, and Edmund White as they discuss Claude Arnaud’s passionate and monumental biography of Jean Cocteau–which reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, A Conversation on Claude Arnaud's biography Jean Cocteau: A Life
Classical Music |
Join this annual festive event! All are welcome – no experience required to attend and sing along. Soloists: Paige Cutrona, soprano Elisabeth Thompson, mezzo soprano Rogelio Peñaverde, tenor Robert Mellon, bass Matthew B. Dell, conductor With a festive reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Handel’s Messiah Sing Along
Concert |
Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Hammond B-3 organ virtuoso who has worked with legendary artists, including Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, and Nas, and has served as keyboardist for the Grammy Award–winning group Snarky Puppy. Henry digs into his gospel, jazz, and soul roots on The Revival, his latest album and touring project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles
Concert |
The Elsewhere Ensemble presents two stories brought to life in music: "Letter to Brahms" and "The Happy Prince." An evening of music both enchanting and poignant with MacIntyre Dixon (actor), Judy Pang (piano), Colin Pip Dixon (violin), Arnaud Ghillebaert (viola), Jeremy Lamb (cello).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$20 suggested donation
Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Broken Hearts: A Concert for Piano Quartet and Actor
Concert |
Sara Paar, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Student Voice Recital
Film |
Built exclusively around James Baldwin's words, I Am Not Your Negro delves into the complex legacy of three lives (and deaths) that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Framing the unfinished work as a radical narration about race in America, Peck matches Baldwin's lyrical rhetoric with rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and connects these historical struggles for justice and equality to the present-day movements that have taken shape in response to the killings of young African-American men including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Amir Brooks. 95 min. Shown December 9th - December 15th at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Special Advance Screening: Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro
Concert |
Join an evening of song and winter cheer! Hear performances by The New School Chorus and Mannes Community Orchestra, and celebrate the season with a "Sing-In" of holiday songs and other seasonal favorites!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, A Holiday Concert and Sing-In
Concert |
Perlman Violin Studio 8 p.m. American Brass Quintet Seminar Concert 8 p.m.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Student Recitals
Concert |
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Chun Wang, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Student Piano Recital
Screening |
A monthly curated screening of animated short films from all around the world. Feel free to bring a blanket to lounge on the indoor grass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Screenings, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, ANNY: Animation Nights New York
Classical Music |
Program: Frederic Chopin: Nocturne in B flat Minor – Op. 9, No. 1  Nocturne in E flat Major – Op. 9 No. 2 Nocturne in G Minor – Op. 15, No. 3 Nocturne in G Major – Op. 37, No. 2 Sonata Op. 35 Grave Doppio movimento; Scherzo; Marche Funebre; Finale Ballade #1 (Opus 23) Ballade #2 (Opus 38) Ballade #3 (Opus 47) Ballade #4 (Opus 52) Pianist: Sue Hassel
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The Music of Frederic Chopin
Classical Music |
Program: Frederic Chopin: Nocturne in B flat Minor – Op. 9, No. 1  Nocturne in E flat Major – Op. 9 No. 2 Nocturne in G Minor – Op. 15, No. 3 Nocturne in G Major – Op. 37, No. 2 Sonata Op. 35 Grave Doppio movimento; Scherzo; Marche Funebre; Finale Ballade #1 (Opus 23) Ballade #2 (Opus 38) Ballade #3 (Opus 47) Ballade #4 (Opus 52) Pianist: Sue Hassel
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The Music of Frederic Chopin
Workshop |
Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include creating tables, using text boxes, headers and footers, as well as footnotes and endnotes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Advanced MS Word for Mac Workshop
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Comedy Club |
This show has your favorite local comedians. Get a sneak peak at new material before it hits Comedy Central.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2016, 12/14/2016, The Lantern Comedy Show
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Classical Music | Piano works by Chopin and more

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