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Thu, December 14, 2017
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All events, things to do on December 14, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, 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 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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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.
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
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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Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Harlem Tour
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Film |
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan. A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, George Cukor's Holiday (1938): Life of Leisure
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.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Bach at Noon
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, 2017, 12/14/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Workshop |
Are you a vocabulary champion? Show off your top-scoring words against other Scrabble fans. Whether you're a Scrabble wizard or just want to learn the game, come join us and meet new friends. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and be sure to bring friends to play with.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Scrabble for Adults
Classical Music |
Les Voyageurs will present a varied smorgasbord of French Baroque instrumental music, from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-eighteenth centuries. Well-known composers such as Francois Couperin and Marin Marais are joined by their lesser-known contemporaries for a program that will be sure to delight. Freshly graduated from the Historical Performance Program at the Juilliard School, the members of Les Voyageurs are excited to continue exploring together the endlessly varied instrumental repertoire of the Baroque. Augusta McKay Lodge, violin Keiran Campbell, cello Adam Cockerham, theorbo Robert Warner, harpsichord
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Les Voyageurs: Music from the French Salons
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Lecture |
Focusing on malaria eradication in mandatory Palestine, this lecture will examine the global and transnational dynamics that influenced Jewish state-formation. Malaria was a major problem, which threatened to undermine Zionist goals, such as immigration and settlement, given the high morbidity rates that made early settlements barely able to sustain themselves. The lecture will look at the dynamics of scientific knowledge that was implemented in Palestine as well as the logic that dominated the organization of antimalarial activities to show how these were imported to the country from various other places including the United States, Panama and India. Speaker Omri Tubi is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Northwestern University and the recipient of the 2017 Martin and Rhoda Safer/JDC Archives Fellowship.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, What Can Malaria Eradication Teach Us about the History of Israel?
Workshop |
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Researching Naturalization Records
Film |
A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland. 86 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Lisa Immordino Vreeland's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011): Fashion Editor's Life
Film |
Stars: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn. Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. 104 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Henry Koster's Harvey (1950): Oscar-Winning Comedy-Fantasy
Film |
Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking. In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock. 131 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Simon Wincer's The Lighthorsemen (1987): Horse Heroics in WW1
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Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Surprise Summer Hit
3:00 pm
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Musicals, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, A musical based on a famous award nominated film
Concert |
The pianists of NYU Steinhardt, joined by members of NYU's Program in Vocal Performance, bring special ambience to this performance.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt
Film |
Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. 89 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth (2016): Bride's Awakening
Workshop |
Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical steps for cultivating happiness and building your capacity to live your life by design rather than default.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Be Happy Now: Simple Steps to Cultivate High Levels of Happiness
Discussion |
The Community Conversations Cafe is a series that engages neighborhood residents on the topics most important to you in an open discussion with leaders from the local scientific and medical community.
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Depression and Anxiety
Workshop |
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. With: Renate Lanotte.
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Workshops, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Book Discussion |
They will be discussing Ghetto by Mitchell Duneier.
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group
Opening Reception |
10 simultaneous exhibitions each week for 4 weeks. Receptions: Thur, Nov. 30, 6-8pm Thur, Dec. 7, 6-8pm Thur, Dec. 14, 6-8pm Thur, Dec. 21, 6-8pm
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Exposure 2017: Group Exhibition
Lecture |
While working in the per-ankh or "house of life" where vast repositories of manuscripts were kept, Egyptian scribes made every effort to transmit ancient knowledge through Egyptian history. Over the course of several millennia, these individuals were confronted with damaged papyri, misinterpreted passages, and language difficulties. In this talk, Emily Cole will look at the tools that were developed by those ancient intellectuals to overcome those problems and preserve Egyptian cultural materials even in the face of foreign rule in the first millenniums BCE and CE.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Tricks of the Trade: Scribal Creativity in Ancient Egypt
Lecture |
Lecturer Patricia Kitcher is Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. She is the author of two books on Kant’s conceptions of cognition and the self.
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Immanuel Kant on Freedom in Thought and Action
Gallery Talk |
From the artist: "I try to resist strong attachments to physical things, yet I experience a visceral reaction when I lose something that has meaningful associations. In creating Immemorial I wanted to examine such attachments and find others who also hold onto personal possessions so tenaciously. I asked my friends and family to share these items with me as well as their stories and explanations of why these objects are important to them. I then borrowed the chosen objects so I could photograph them in the context of a still life."
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Photographer Talk: Bina Altera
Classical Music |
Take an exhilarating journey through four centuries of musical history, as The Chamberlain Brass celebrates the 175th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic. With exquisite musicianship and delightful narration, The Chamberlain Brass performs music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic eras, plus selections from  the great American Songbook and  jazz favorites.
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, The Chamberlain Brass: Four Centuries of Musical History
Discussion |
What are manners? A mask behind which our “true feelings” hide, or a necessary form of cultural exchange? Is there a difference between manners and “political correctness?” What do manners mean in an era where the President of the United States frequently expresses himself through vulgarities without restraint or consequence? Cultural critic Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies, weighs in.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, A Tragedy of Manners
Discussion |
Why mix museums and their publics with universities and their researchers? What can we expect from the museums of tomorrow? What role might the academy play, and how can the latest research across science, art, and the humanities be integrated? This informal panel discussion will try to imagine new audiences, new engaging experiences, and new types of institutions.   Gathering prominent museum professionals and scholars from the arts and sciences, this panel brings together Creative Director of the Wellcome Collection Ken Arnold, Chief Science and Technology Officer for the Shed Kevin Slavin, Princeton University Professor of History of Science D. Graham Burnett, and University of California at Berkeley Professor Emerita of Art History Svetlana Alpers.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Next Generation: Museums
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
6:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Art Deco Metropolis: The Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York
Reading |
Celebrate the season with Voyage Theater Company as they mark the end of an amazing year with readings of Mark Twain and Hans Christian Andersen, an original short play by Edmund Wilkinson, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Scenes & Stories for the Season: Voyage Theater Company Reading Series
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 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Holiday Lights Tour
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
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour
7:00 pm
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Musicals, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, A musical based on a famous award nominated film
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.
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7:00 pm
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Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit
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
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, The Cherry Orchard: Chekhov's Searing Family Drama
Concert |
Called “the Hendrix of the dhol” (Manchester Salon), Brooklyn-based drummer and composer Sunny Jain is best known as the founder and dhol player of Red Baraat, the Indian-American party band that delivers a fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. Tonight, Jain fuses his love of music and food to bring you an evening of performance in and out of the kitchen.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Sunny Jain's ExtravaJAMza
Concert |
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Contemporary Opera Ensemble 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Harpsichord Recital
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Student Recitals
7:30 pm
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Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, A play about self-discovery
8:00 pm
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Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, A play by Broadway director
8:00 pm
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Plays, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Broadway star in a comedy
Classical Music |
Program: Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, “Christmas Concerto” Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589 Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, NYUO2 performs works by Vivaldi, Corelli, Britten
Comedy Club |
Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Producer of Laughs on FOX). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City.
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2017, 12/14/2017, Bodega Cat Comedy Show
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