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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 24, 2022?

41 free events take place on Thursday, February 24 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 24 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of February . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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41 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, February 24, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Festival | Ice Skating Performance, Crafts, Science Show for Kids!


Children can participate in simple science experiments in the park. Watch a live science show experimenting with liquid nitrogen and creating fake snow. The Ice Theatre of New York will present a short pop-up performance at 9:30 am. Schedule: Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am (sign-up required) Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am (sign-up required) Drop-in Crafts (science experiments): 10am - 12pm Science Show: 11am - 12pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:25 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Discussion | Accountability to Black and Afro-Latinx Communities (online)


Authors from the best-selling book Latinx in Social Work come together for a panel discussion hosted by Erica Sandoval. Anti-Blackness is a global construct that is a result of colonial oppression and has had a deep and lasting impact on Latin America. In this panel discussion, the authors of the book explore intersectionality in their communities, the effects of anti-Black racism in their lives, and the role they play in changing the course for future generations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Colloquium | Reimagining Traditions: Indigenous Art and Advocacy (online)


Indigenous speakers from Russia, the US, Azerbaijan, Bolivia and Brazil, gather to share their work and that of their organizations. It is hoped that the social, ecological and aesthetic practices shared on this day will offer inspiration and invoke a commitment to action in each of us as we search for ways to be a part of a more sustainable future together. Speakers include: Kydana Ignateva, Robert Ailton Willard, Andre Bouchard, Rena Priest, Loretta Fernandez, Iván Sanjinés, Ailton Krenak, Andreia Duarte, Jin Jin Wu, Sabine Seikmann, Catherine Moses, Maureen Porter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Museums | Folk Art: Diverse and Rich


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums. Covid protocol applies. Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Conference | 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference (online)


The theme for the conference is Deeply Rooted: Growing Community Connections. The 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference has virtual panels and webinars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Internationalist Aesthetics: China and Early Soviet Culture (online)


Following the failure of communist revolutions in Europe, in the 1920s the Soviet Union turned its attention to fostering anticolonial uprisings in Asia. China, divided politically between rival military factions and dominated economically by imperial powers, emerged as the Comintern’s prime target. At the same time, a host of prominent figures in Soviet literature, film, and theater traveled to China, met with Chinese students in Moscow, and placed contemporary China on the new Soviet stage. They sought to reimagine the relationship with China in the terms of socialist internationalism—and, in the process, determine how internationalism was supposed to look and feel in practice. Author Edward Tyerman tracks how China became the key site for Soviet debates over how the political project of socialist internationalism should be mediated, represented, and produced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing: An Exhibition Tour (online)


A virtual tour led by one of the Whitney Museum's Teaching Fellows. Discover the artist’s intimate work and ask questions during a Q&A
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Works by Janacek, Prokofiev


Program: LEOŠ JANÁČEK Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano, JW 7/5 AMY BEACH Three Compositions for Cello and Piano, Op. 40 ISANG YUN Nore for Cello and Piano (1964) YINTONG LIU Memorial II 祭 II for Cello and Piano (2018) SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119 Yi Qun Xu, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Classical Music | Theater Music From 1700s (in-person and online)


Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano; Sian Ricketts, recorder, oboe, and soprano; Christa Patton, triple harp; Richard Kolb, theorbo and archlute. Canzonetta is dedicated to exploring little-known areas of 17th and early 18th-century music, in programs based on well-informed scholarship and a thorough command of 17th-century musical practices. The ensemble's programs feature vocal solos, duets and trios accompanied by triple harp and lute family instruments, with melodic and bass line instruments as needed. Each program presents the music of a specific period and genre or cultural center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Author Reading | The Paris Apartment: From New York Times Bestselling Author Lucy Foley (online)


The author of The Hunting Party and The Guest List, Lucy Foley discusses her new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building where every resident has something to hide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Haydn, Chopin, Brahms, Ligeti, and Carter (in-person and online)


Program: JOSEPH HAYDN Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4 FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28 ELLIOTT CARTER Caténaires JOHANNES BRAHMS 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118 GYÖRGY LIGETI Musica ricercata Jiacheng Xiong, Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Classical Music | Violin Concert


Katherine Woo, Violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Discussion | A Guide to Black Travel Guides (online)


Schomburg Center librarian Rhonda Evans and NYPL curator Julie Golia analyze travel guides used by African Americans to help them navigate the experience of travel during the early and mid 20th century, when racially discriminatory laws were widespread. Evans and Golia discuss the many different kinds of travel guides, who published them, and how they shaped a growing economy of tourism for Black Americans.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Discussion | Food and the Hispanic World Across Time and Space (online)


Food is something that can unite but also divide us. We develop tastes and attachments to ingredients, dishes, traditions depending on where, when, and how we grew up, with whom we shared our meals, who cooked for us or for whom we prepared meals. How have food related products or practices traveled with people? How have these practices sustained them until they reached their destination? How have these products become part of their new environment (naturally or by will)? How, in turn, have new products and knowledge traveled back transforming landscapes and food practices that are now deeply ingrained in national imaginaries and how we understand traditional dishes or ingredients? This roundtable considers these questions as a starting point to think through together how these movements, unsurprisingly, happened at individual levels but also as consequences of systemic power changes, political interests, and the need for survival. Speakers: Rebecca Earle (Warwick), Lara Anderson (Melbourne), Melissa Fuster (Tulane) Moderator: Rosi Song (Durham)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Harriet Korman: New Work


Harriet Korman’s fourth showing with the gallery, which includes a solo presentation of her work at the 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. These new paintings and drawings are the latest result of a practice spanning more than 50 years. In Korman’s words:
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Covid protocol applies. Children under 10 are not admitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Flute Master Class


A flute master class with Karl-Heinz Schütz, Principal Flute of the Vienna Philharmonic  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lecture | The Dark Side of the Universe (online)


What is the universe made of? Recent observations suggest surprising results. For example, the major component of the universe may be dark energy—a form of energy that opposes the pull of gravity and causes the expansion of the universe to accelerate. Observations also suggest a universe that is unexpectedly lightweight. With only 30% of the critical mass-density needed to halt expansion, the universe will likely expand forever. Speaker Neta A. Bahcall is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University. She is director of the undergraduate program in astrophysics, and past director of the Council on Science and Technology of Princeton University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Vocal Works by Mahler, Puccini, Adams, Bizet, Handel (online)


Program: PUCCINI Sì, mi chiamano Mimì from La Bohème MAHLER Urlicht from Des Knaben Wunderhorn JOHN ADAMS Am I in your light? from Doctor Atomic SANTOLIQUIDO L’assiolo canta from I canti della sera BIZET Habanera from Carmen HANDEL Svegliatevi nel core from Giulio Cesare A livestreamed master class led by Denyce Graves, Distinguished Visiting Faculty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussion | The Struggle for Queer and Trans South Asian Human Rights (online)


An urgent discussion on the escalating violence and discrimination faced by Asian and LGBTQI+ communities around the globe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo (online)


Adjunct Instructor of Writing Rasheda Young talks about the book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Works by Beethoven, Bach, Schiubert (in-person and online)


Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor FRANZ SCHUBERT Arpeggione Sonata in A minor LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102 No. 1 Jan Fuller, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Classical Music | Cello Works by Vivaldi, Carter, Stravinsky (in-person and online)


Program: ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531 ELLIOTT CARTER Sonata for Cello and Piano IGOR STRAVINSKY (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky) Suite Italienne Iona Batchelder, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Author Reading | Empire of Rubber: Firestone's Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia (online)


A conversation with with author Gregg Mitman on racial capitalism, ecological injustice, and medical racism focused on the history of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and its efforts to turn Liberia, founded in 1847 as a free Black republic, into America's rubber empire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | OrtaMiklos: Relations


An in-depth look into the creative duo OrtaMiklos and the designers Leo Orta and Victor Miklos Anderson. The exhibition offers insight into Orta and Miklos, who decided to separate this past year to develop their individual studio practices. Divided into three separate sections, works by OrtaMiklos alongside pieces from Orta and Miklos Anderson’s independent studios. Relations captures this rare moment in the careers of these emerging designers by looking at how their approach to design has evolved while working as part of a collective and how that experience continues to shape their approach since leaving the partnership.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Two Poets Discussing Their Works (Online)


A reading with poets Wayne Koestenbaum and Angelo Nikolopoulos as they sit down with Mark Bibbins, to discuss their new work. Wayne Koestenbaum—poet, critic, novelist, artist, filmmaker, performer—has published 22 books, including Ultramarine, The Cheerful Scapegoat, Figure It Out, Camp Marmalade, My 1980s & Other Essays, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Humiliation, Hotel Theory, Circus, Andy Warhol, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award). In 2020 he received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Angelo Nikolopoulos is the author of Obscenely Yours (Alice James Books) and PLEASURE (Four Way Books). His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, Boston Review, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. Winner of the "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Veteran Theaer Director in Conversation


Renowned director and playwright Emily Mann speaks with arts journalist and biographer Alexis Greene, as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women's ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. Please join us as they discuss Mann’s career as a playwright and director, her 30-year tenure as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Center, and Greene’s new book, Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater. BIOS Emily Mann is a multi-award winning playwright, screenwriter and director. In her 30 years as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, she wrote 15 new plays and adaptations, directed over 50 productions, produced 180 plays and musicals, supported and directed the work of emerging and legendary playwrights, and received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. She has directed world premieres by Ntozake Shange, Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, Ken Ludwig, Nilo Cruz, Danai Gurira among others, and is known for her productions of Williams, Chekhov, Shakespeare and Ibsen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Visualizing Violence: Art Looks at the Law and History of Implicit Bias (online)


This discussion will examine our society’s relationship with violence, both historically and in contemporary life, through the lenses of identity, history, and visual memory. It will feature an interdisciplinary conversation between Mr. Ross Smith, Professor Jamal Joseph (Columbia School of the Arts), and others. Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law and Director of the Studio for Law and Culture, will serve as moderator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Bigger Than Africa (2018): The Culture of the Yorubas


When the slave boats carrying African people docked in America, Brazil, Cuba, and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures, traditions and religions landed with them. Today, the culture of the Yorubas is the one that remains prominent in the new world. Director: Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Film | The Charm of La Boheme (1937): Acting Out Puccini


A portrait of the contemporary Parisian artist scene: the famous actor couple represents the two aspiring newcomers Rene and Denise who get to play their longed-for parts in the famous Puccini opera. While falling in love on stage they do so also in real life - the analogy takes an unexpected turn when Denise finds out she suffers the same illness as her role. Director: Geza von Bolvary Stars: Jan Kiepura, Martha Eggerth, Paul Kemp 102 min. In German with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Discussion | BBC America’s Killing Eve: Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer Talk the New Season (online)


Brilliantly deconstructing and breathing new life into the international spy thriller for the 21st century, Killing Eve is as wickedly fun as it is smart — a cat-and-mouse game between a foreign intelligence officer and a volatile assassin anchored by gripping and often hilarious performances by Oh and Comer. Hear them discuss their remarkable performances — how they established themselves in their roles, the arc of the series, surprises from the final season, stories from behind the scenes, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Open Mike | Mouth to Mouth Showcase (online)


Mic check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Curated and hosted by the magical Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero. This month they’re featuring lady wednesday and Saida Agostini. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for queer and trans BIPOC folx and and rising migrant artists. They seek to uplift these voices and ask all allies to step back and show your support by attending and cheering performers on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | The Narrative Arc of Latinx Photography (online)


In a conversation introduced by Pilar Tompkins Rivas and moderated by professor and writer Jesse Alemán, artists Sofía Córdova,  Ken Gonzales-Day, and Perla de León reflect on the importance of narrative art, storytelling, and the role archives play in documenting forgotten histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | A Discussion of the 1983 Film WarGames (online)


An evening exploring the cultural, political and historical impact of the motion picture WarGames. Released in 1983, WarGames ushered in a new kind of cyber thriller, one that left a lasting mark on cinema goers as well as officials shaping policy concerning cyber warfare. With an expert panel of cyber officials and scholars, filmmakers and storytellers, this event will give the audience insight into cybersecurity and its relationship to Hollywood. Over the course of two hours we’ll immerse ourselves within the world of WarGames taking a deep dive into the making of the film, its influence on hacker culture and its impact on the current state of cybersecurity. FEATURING: Director Jen Easterly (Director of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Lance Weiler (Filmmaker & Emerging Media Artist, School of the Arts) Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Huyck (Director of Operations, U.S. Northern Command) Brig. Gen. Eric P. DeLange (Director, Cyberspace Operations, U.S. Northern Command) Matt Devost (CEO & Co-Founder, OODA) Amélie Koran (Director, Technology Relations, EA) Jason Healey (Columbia SIPA, moderator)  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Mahler and More (in-person and online)


Program: UNSUK CHIN Frontispiece for Orchestra CÉCILE CHAMINADE Callirhoë Suite, Op. 37 GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan) With the MSM Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Philharmonia Orchestra Performs Works by Mahler, and More (in-person and online)


MSM Philharmonia Orchestra; Perry So, conductor. Program CECILE CHAMINADE Callirhoe Suite, Op. 37 GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan) UNSUK CHIN Frontispiece for Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you’ll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Play | Charles Ludlam's Der Ring Gott Farblonjet: Comedic Retelling of Wagner


A long time ago in an underwater kingdom, one ring of power was forged to rule us all. Unfortunately, a funny thing happened on the way to Valhalla: the ring gott farblonjet! Gods, giants, dwarves and valkyries must work together to put a pesky piece of jewelry back where it belongs in this comedic retelling of all four operas in Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. Directed by student Phoebe Brooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concert | Flute Works by Bach, Dvorak (in-person and online)


Program: THEOBALD BOEHM Grand Polonaise in D Major, Op. 16 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sonata in C Major for Flute and Piano, S. 1033 ANDRE JOLIVET Chant de Linos ANTONIN DVORAK Romance in F minor, Op. 11 OTAR TAKTAKISHVILI Sonata for Flute and Piano Kaylee Wang, Flute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Performance | Bathroom of a Bar on Bleecker: Comedy (in-person and online)


Emil Ferzola stars in this tragedy-on-laxatives comedy from Mike Lemme about recording the final episode of America's #1 comedy podcast. Witness the end of an era. "I've never seen anything like that." - Audience Member Note: This show contains mature content and loud noises. It is not suitable for anyone under 18 or if you have trouble hearing. Full vaccination, valid ID and masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 pm
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