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All events, things to do on December 13, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Fluidity Barre is a combination of ballet barre, yoga, Pilates, and strength training to create a longer and leaner body. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Winter Wellness Wednesday: Fluidity Barre
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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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9:30 am
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City Walks, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Harlem Tour
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Public Park Tour
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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 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Bach at Noon
Workshop |
Writing haiku poems is fun. Get started or sharpen your haiku skills. Indoor discussion followed by outdoor poetry composition. Instructor: Jeffrey Rabkin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:45 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, How to Haiku
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 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Joseph Parisi will perform his own compositions for solo guitar from “Guitar Blossoms,” “Guitar Gumbo” and others. A native of New York City, he composes, arranges and performs in the guitar duo Nylon Wound and the NYC Guitar Orchestra. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by various guitar ensembles, dance companies and documentary filmmakers throughout the NY metro area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Joseph Parisi, Acoustic Guitarist and Songwriter
Concert |
Juilliard students share their talent with the community in this hour-long lunchtime concert. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Juilliard Vocal Arts Recital
Workshop |
Learn how to find financial statements for any public company and about the ratios most frequently used to interpret them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Interpreting Financial Statements
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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Getting Started in Genealogy
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Whether you want to learn key words and phrases for travel or build up fluency for school and work, these beginner-classes resources will make learning French practical, easy, and fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Beginners French Class
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Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
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With Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Poetry Workshop
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Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Origami Club
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Shusaku Endo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Silence: Jesuits in Japan
Opening Reception |
Capturing the disappearing moment has always been a human obsession. Before the iPhone, there were Polaroids, a revolutionary technology that was the norm prior to the Instagram generation. This is an unusual and historically important visual promenade into the psyche of  the following artists:  Matthew Antezzo, Michel Auder, Rita Barros, Robert Beck, Brigid Berlin, Emma Bee Bernstein, Brian Buckley, Tom Burr, Ellen Carey, John Coplans, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jarrett Earnest, Barbara Ess, Saul Fletcher, Jim French, Joe Fyfe, David Goerk, Mark Grotjahn, Robert Heinecken, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Kasten, André Kertész, Jeremy Kost, Kevin Landers, Miranda Lichtenstein, Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Maripol, Wayne Maser, Amanda Means, Lucas Michael, Carlo Mollino, Mark Morrisroe, Sante d'Orazio, Poby, Breyer P-Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge, Matthew Porter, Lucas Samaras, Marco Schifano, Mario Schifano, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mickalene Thomas, Conrad Ventur, Nat Ward, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, James Welling, David Yarritu.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Polaroids: The Disappearing: A Group Show
Lecture |
What is the role of facts in scientific revolutions? Some of the most important controversies and discoveries in modern science involved agreement about basic facts but disagreement about something else. A long tradition in the history and philosophy of science, from Thomas S. Kuhn to Bruno Latour, has focused on the emergence of scientific facts. This talk will continue that work by discussing advances in science that were not settled by known facts, focusing in particular on the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Speaker: Jimena Canales, Research Affiliate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, How Far Can Facts Take Us?: Einstein and Bergson, Ghosts and Demons
Concert |
Avon Faire is a female singing group from New York City, featuring 3-part harmony vocal arrangements of Traditional Celtic & UK Folk songs. Their debut record, “Riddles and Love Songs”, was released in 2017 and the group completed their 2nd tour of England this summer. A European tour is in the works for summer 2018. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Avon Faire: 3-Part Harmony
Book Discussion |
Discuss Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Book Club: The Magnificent Ambersons
Book Reading |
Cullen Murphy, Vanity Fair editor-at-large, reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Cullen Murphy discusses his book Cartoon County
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
6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, David Yaffe discusses his book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
Discussion |
2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening, celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
Discussion |
Ever wonder what literary agents do? Or why they have become so necessary to both budding and established writers?  Want to meet agents? A panel of leading literary agents will discuss the do's and don'ts of publishing and answer the questions most frequently asked by writers about how to get published. Come hear them speak and tell you about their work, their lives, their careers, and their authors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Meet the Literary Agents
Talk |
On December 13, 1941, in their first broadcast after the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor, Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra presented a commemorative program of American music, including Barber’s mournful Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Toscanini’s own rousing arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Listen to America in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, with a radio collage featuring the December 13th NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast, plus excerpts from The Bell Telephone Hour of December 8, 1941, remarks by President Roosevelt, and other archival recordings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Toscanini’s American Anthems: Archival Recordings
Reading |
Curated storytime for grown-ups. Vinyl lovers rejoice! This storytelling event is themed around songs, with each performer dropping the needle on a record after their piece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Wax: Stories on Vinyl
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
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Holiday Lights Tour
Concert |
This annual festive event welcomea all - no experience required. Soloists: Renee Heitmann, soprano Julie Rulyak Steinberg, mezzo soprano
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, 7th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing Along
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An evening of music with Broadway show tunes, favorites from the Great American songbook, and familiar Disney hits that we all love. Jackie Schiffer Bio: Originally from Chicago, Jackie Schiffer's performance career includes work as an actor, and vocalist. As a cabaret artist she has performed at The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama and the Metropolitan Room where she was a Top 8 semifinalist in the club's 2017 Metrostar competition. Danielle Errico Bio: A classically trained pianist from Long Island, New York, Danielle's career includes teaching, accompanying, and performing.  She currently teaches at Arête Music Academy, Avenues The World School, and has a private piano studio in Manhattan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Broadway Show Tunes and Standards
Screening |
Including: Non temere (Have No Fear) by Marco Calvise (20 min.) Salifornia by Andrea Beluto (17 min.) Da morire (To Die For) by Alfredo Mazzara (11 min.) Come Back To Beauty Ou Comment Apprendre L'époque Post Moderne by Gianmaria Fiorillo (24 min.) Lagrimas Secas (Dry Tears) by Galar Egüén (11 min.) All shorts have English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Screenings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Short Films from the Naples Film Festival
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
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7:00 pm
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Plays, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit
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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
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov
7:30 pm
Regular: $35
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Theaters, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Comedy
Concert |
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Shiyu Tan, accompanying
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Student Recital
Classical Music |
Program: Lukas Foss Four Two-Part Inventions Philip Glass: Etude No. 4 Etude No. 2 Etude No. 3 Bruce Wolosoff The Celestial Ruby (2001) Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI: 49 Arturo Cardelus Demian Sonata (2011) Student recital: Tanya Gabrielian, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Piano Works by Foss, Glass, Haydn
Concert |
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 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, A Holiday Concert and Sing-In
8:00 pm
Regular: $77
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Plays, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Broadway star in a comedy
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Play | Broadway star in a comedy

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Play | Revival of Tony winning Broadway play

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