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

All events, things to do on February 9, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Festival |
See a preview of the maquettes—models at 1/16th scale—of the twelve shortlisted proposals for the High Line Plinth. Two of these maquettes will be chosen as the first two inaugural High Line Plinth Commissions this spring. Shortlisted proposals are by Jonathan Berger, Minerva Cuevas, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Matthew Day Jackson, Lena Henke, Simone Leigh, Roman Ondak, Paola Pivi, Haim Steinbach, and Cosima von Bonin. Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Festivals, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Preview 12 Small-Scale Models for the High Line Plinth
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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9:30 am
Free
Tours, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Workshop |
Learn how to enhance photos using the number 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Photoshop for Beginners
Other |
It's Tax season again! The library is once again offering free tax aide and preparation courtesy of the AARP organization. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS. Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Bring all your documents. Takes place February 2 through April 13, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Others, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Free AARP Tax Aid and Preparation
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, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Southern Park Welcome Tour
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, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, 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
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, 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, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Gallery Talk |
A tour of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Gallery Tour: Securing the Shadow
Workshop |
This class provides an overview of the major social security provisions. It reviews the basics that you need to know and what resources are available to help you understand when and how to apply for your Social Security Retirement Benefits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Social Security: How it Will Fit into Your Retirement Plan
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Subway Art 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. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Harlem Tour
Workshop |
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
Film |
Stars: Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Lurene Tuttle. A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Felix Feist's Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951): Ex-Con in the Real World
Film |
Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift. A divorcee falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle. 124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, John Huston's The Misfits (1961): Horse Drama
Film |
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher. Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Rob Reiner's When Harry Met Sally... (1989): Oscar-Nominated Romantic Comedy
Book Reading |
Helaina Hovitz is an editor, journalist, author of the memoir After 9/11 and co-founder of media startup Headlines for the Hopeful. She has written for The New York Times, New York Observer, Glamour, Salon, VICE, Forbes, Newsday and many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Helaina Hovitz reads from her book After 9/11
Talk |
From heat waves to droughts, hurricanes, typhoons, and floods, cities the world over are increasingly vulnerable to the extreme forms of weather catalyzed by anthropogenic climate change. At the same time, they are also riven by social and political conflicts - from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, Spain’s Indignados, and the Black Lives Matter movement - sparked by the extreme inequalities generated by neoliberal racial capitalism. Indeed, as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy demonstrated in New Orleans and New York, vulnerability to “natural” disasters is above all a social calculus. This presentation looks at attempts to build resilience in New York following Hurricane Sandy, asking what such efforts say not just for other cities such as New York but about the shape of the urban future in general. Speaker Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island/CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Talks, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Extreme City: Climate Change and the Urban Future
Master Class |
Benjamin Bowman is concertmaster of the American Ballet Theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:55 pm
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Strings Master Class: Benjamin Bowman
Lecture |
Dr. Jacqueline Joon-Lin Chin delivers this talk on precision medicine, privacy, and family relations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Lectures, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
Workshop |
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
5:30 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Opening Reception |
Featuring the work of Shiri Paamony Eshel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, The Playground Exhibition: Photographs
Opening Reception |
Participating Artists: Marisa Benjamim, Brandstifter, Gerhild Ebel, Margot Glass, Susan Hoenig, Nina Kuo, Meryl Meisler, Adrienne Moumin, Carolyn Oberst, Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons, Aviva Rahmani, Tanja Roolfs, Barbara Rosenthal, Ilse Schreiber-Noll  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Group Show: The Wasteland?
Book Reading |
A panel discussion on racism. The panel includes writer and director Paul Linzy Johnson and authors David S. Reynolds and Victoria E. Bynum. Reynolds is the author of numerous books including John Brown, Abolitionist and Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson. Bynum is the author of the bestselling book Free State of Jones which was recently made into a movie.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, 2 Authors in a Discussion on Racism
Discussion |
Featuring: ·         Justin Moore, AICP, Executive Director of NYC Public Design Commission ·         Signe Nielsen, Commissioner of NYC Public Design Commission and Principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects ·         Therese Braddick, Deputy Commissioner of Capital Projects for NYC Parks (moderator)
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Rethinking Public Space: How Can Government Agencies Rethink Guidelines, Concepts, and Expectations to Sustain Lasting Values?
Colloquium |
The United States is one of the wealthiest countries the world has seen, yet we live in extreme inequality and insecurity. From day laborers and factory workers to freelancers and academics, precarity is the new normal. Jobs, wages, health care, pensions: nothing is assured. Yet there is nothing inevitable about this precarity: it is the result of policy choices, and we, as a country can choose a new future. Many scholars and activists are sharing new visions for a more just, equitable society. Join a conversation exploring the pros and cons of a universal basic income, baby bonds, reverse income taxes, and other bold ideas to rewire our inequitable economy. Featuring: - Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) - Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy - Patrick Mason, Professor of Economics and Director African American Studies at Florida State University and Chairperson of National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) Moderated by Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Colloquiums, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy
Lecture |
Ananda Breed, co-director of the Centre for Performing Arts Development at the University of East London and author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation, explores the uses of performance and indigenous forms of mediation in the reconciliation processes following the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The event is cosponsored by the Barnard College Department of Theatre, Stages of Inquiry; the Barnard Center for Translation Studies; and the Willen Seminar in Translation Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Translating Post-Genocide Recovery: Kubabarira, Justice, and Grassroots Performance Associations in Rwanda
Lecture |
In this talk, Professor Camisha Russell describes how notions of race have organized the American concept of kinship. She argues that this history of the association of race and kinship in the American imaginary allows race to serve as a proxy for kinship in the contemporary fertility clinic. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, 'I Just Want Children Like Me': Race as a Proxy in American Kinship
Concert |
Chamber16 presents works from the classical repertoire and original improvisations with an exciting twist: dance! a sonic and visual feast presented by Sharon Gunderson (pictured), violin; Mary Bopp, piano; cellist Leah Coloff; Hannah Barnard, choreographer/ dancer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Embodied: Dances for the Soul
Workshop |
You are frustrated at work.  But what is causing the frustration?  Is it your boss?  Your supervisor?  Your colleagues?   Your clients?  Your company?  Or is it your job?  Do you no longer want to get out of bed in the morning?  Well, maybe it's time for a change.  But what change?  A new job or a new career? In this interactive presentation,  executive recruiter and career counselor Bruce Hurwitz walks attendees through the process he uses with his clients to determine what type of change, if any, is best for them, and how to achieve their ultimate goal.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Should You Change Careers and, if so, How?
Book Reading |
With its complex structure, Anna Karenina places special demands on readers who must follow multiple plotlines and discern their hidden linkages. In her well-conceived and jargon-free analysis, Liza Knapp offers a fresh approach to understanding how the novel is constructed, how it creates patterns of meaning, and why it is much more than Tolstoy’s version of an adultery story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Liza Knapp talks about her book Anna Karenina and Others: Tolstoy's Labyrinth of Plots
Talk |
Ever wonder what happened to the beautiful, magical ballfield where Field of Dreams was filmed?  Did you know it's been Iowa's most popular tourist attraction since 1990, the year after the film was first released? Join Denise Stillman, principal owner of the Movie Site where the classic was filmed, for an intimate conversation as she shares stories of what it's like to live in the majestic white farmhouse. She'll also discuss the history of the Field of Dreams Movie Site, and you'll get a chance to hear her inside stories of what has happened at the Field since the filming and be inspired by her plan to preserve the Field for generations to come. Please note: There is no seating at this event. They'll mingle over conversation and cocktails.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Conversation and Cocktails with the Principal Owner of the Field of Dreams Movie Site
Discussion |
A close look at the roles, needs, and contributions of black women and girls in the context of the Black Lives Matter Movement moment. Nikole Hannah-Jones moderates a conversation with Monique W. Morris, author of Pushout, Monifa Bandele, VP and Chief Partnership and Diversity Officer at MomsRising, and Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, renowned author, civil rights advocate, and founding scholar of Critical Race Theory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Women’s and Girls’ Lives Matter
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells  the story of Irena Sendler—the “female Oskar Schindler”—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, CANCELLED!!! Tilar J. Mazzeo discusses her book Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto CANCELLED!!!
Performance |
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Pioneering 18th-century Venetian playwright and librettist Carlo Goldoni reinvigorated the commedia dell’arte tradition, injecting his comedies with realism, tighter plots, a new spontaneity, and middle-class characters. Kairos Italy Theater gives the US premiere of a staged version of his Memoirs—performed only once before under the direction of the legendary Giorgio Strehler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Performances, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, CANCELLED***Memoirs: Performed by Kairos Italy Theater***CANCELLED
Book Reading |
In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling and Katie Heaney, Bridesmaid for Hire founder Jen Glantz presents a hilarious and insightful memoir. Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire) traces this New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Jen Glantz discusses her book Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers
Book Reading |
Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets. In Hit Makers, he shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste" and some of the most popular products were one bad break away from failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Derek Thompson reads from his book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
Book Discussion |
Join in celebrating two volumes exploring trans-generational transmission of trauma--its on-going impact, its effects on the 'other' and its repair and our resilience.   Wounds of History takes a new view in psychoanalysis using a trans-generational and social/political/cultural model looking at trauma and its transmission. The view is radical in looking beyond maternal dyads and Oedipal triangles and in its portrayal of a multi-generational world that is no longer hierarchical. This look allows for greater clinical creativity for conceptualizing and treating human suffering, situating healing in expanding circles of witnessing. The contributors to this volume look at inherited personal trauma involving legacies of war, genocide, slavery, political persecution, forced migration/unwelcomed immigration and the way attachment and connection is disrupted, traumatized and ultimately longing for repair and reconnection. Presentations and active discussion with light food and beverages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Book Launch: Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Trans-Generational Transmission of Trauma
Reading |
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Performers: Yoland Hawkins Eleanor Heartney Myong Hi Kim Tchah-Sup Kim L. Brandon Krall Larry Littany Litt William Niederkorn Su Polo Lorin Roser
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, CANCELLED***NY's Best Eco Writers, Singers and Exotic Foodies***CANCELLED
Concert |
Presenting students, faculty, and friends of the college.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, The Piano and Scott Joplin: Celebrating the Centennial of His Death
Classical Music |
Program: R. Murray Schafer: String Quartet No. 1 Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (“Razumovsky”) This “electrifying” Canadian ensemble (Toronto Star) brings innovative insights to R. Murray Schafer’s fiery First String Quartet and Beethoven’s Third “Razumovsky” Quartet with its radical closing fugue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, New Orford String Quartet performs Beethoven and more
Comedy Club |
Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli and Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
No cover
Comedy Clubs, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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Broadway | Broadway show

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Classical Music | Piano works by Debussy, Chopin and more

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