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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 7, 2023?

30 free events take place on Tuesday, February 7 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 7 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century (in-person and online)
free events nyc Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition
free events nyc Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Works of Grammy-Winning Jazz Pianist
free events nyc Filharmonie Brno performs works by Glass, Janacek, Dvorak, Martinu, and more
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Performance | Cold-Blooded: Skating, Music and Poetry


Watch mezzo-soprano and multi-dimensional artist Alicia Hall Moran's on-ice residency at The Rink. Alicia Hall Moran’s project Cold-Blooded explores skating, music, and poetry with different special guests each Tuesday morning throughout the month of February. Every week Alicia Hall Moran and the artists take the ice at 6am to develop in-the-moment, multidisciplinary collaborations. Then from 7am-7:45am, the public is welcome to experience the works in process from around the Rink deck. Featuring: Figure skating champion Surya Bonaly, author of Fearless Heart Poems recited on ice by Jessica Care Moore Actor and skater Shayvawn Webster Skaters of all levels courtesy of Ice Theatre of New York Electronic music by percussionist Lafrae Sci Guitarist Thomas Flippin performing exerpts from Suite Sompostelana by Frederic Mompou "Blessings the Boats," poem by Lucille Clifton and live vocals by Alicia Hall Moran, musician and skater
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 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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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Discussion | The Shared Journey of CENTRO and The Schomburg Center (online)


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library dedicated to the collection and preservation of Black life in America and a partner of CENTRO. It’s founder, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, was an Afro-Puerto Rican determined to uplift our stories. Nearly 100 years later, we have the Schomburg and CENTRO, who’s collections ensure that our shared history, heroes, and accomplishments are public knowledge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Film | Jordan Peele's Oscar Winner Get Out (2017)


Get Out was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time as one of the top ten films of the year. Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards, with additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. It also earned five nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, two at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, and two at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. Chris Washington is a black photographer from Brooklyn, New York, preparing for a weekend visit to Upstate New York, to meet the family of his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage. But not all is as it seems with Rose's family. With Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones. 104 Min. Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a critical and box office success, for which he received numerous accolades. He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Lesson | Mah Jongg Lessons


Learn to play this popular game of skill, strategy, and luck that is enjoyed around the world. Mah Jongg is a fun way to meet people, sharpen the mind, and exercise memory. An experienced instructor will offer free lessons to novices and players of all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Bandit Queens: Would-Be Husband-Killers


In Parini Shroff's razor-sharp debut novel, a young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful—until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands—in this razor-sharp debut.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | Midweek Meditation (online)


A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst and Sonda Stein moderate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You


Use your voice to lead us to a better future with Samara Bay's game-changing guide to redefining what power and authority sound like—from a speech expert who’s worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars, political powerhouses, and businesspeople shaking up the status quo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House


Some of the most significant moments in American history have occurred over meals, as U.S. presidents broke bread with friends or foe: Thomas Jefferson’s nationbuilding receptions in the new capital, Washington, D.C.; Ulysses S. Grant’s state dinner for the king of Hawaii; Teddy Roosevelt’s groundbreaking supper with Booker T. Washington; Richard Nixon’s practiced use of chopsticks to pry open China; Jimmy Carter’s cakes and pies that fueled a détente between Israel and Egypt at Camp David. Here Alex Prud’homme invites readers into the White House kitchen to reveal the sometimes curious tastes of twenty-six of America’s most influential presidents, how their meals were prepared and by whom, and the ways their choices affected food policy around the world. And the White House menu grew over time— from simple eggs and black coffee for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and celebratory turtle soup after and squirrel stew for Dwight Eisenhower, to jelly beans and enchiladas for Ronald Reagan and arugula for Barack Obama. What our leaders say about food touches on everything from our nation’s shifting diet and local politics to global trade, science, religion, war, class, gender, race, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Parmen Daushvili: Novela


An exhibition of paintings by self-taught Georgian artist Parmen Daushvili. Lithe and loosely rendered, Daushvili’s introspective portraits and atmospheric interiors draw inspiration from his immediate surroundings: the cool, oblique London light that floods his beige and muted green flat; passers-by on his street; acquaintances and members of his immediate family. Architectural details wander from painting to painting, gaining a symbolic gravity as his compositions are subjected to an ever harsher painterly process of reduction. Daushvili’s paintings are survivors of their own making. Many of his works are over-painted, scraped, sanded, re-painted and transformed. The palette is somber and measured, evoking at times mid 20th century modern British and American masterworks by Milton Avery, LS Lowry and David Hockney. He is economical with his brushwork and the resulting pictures possess a quiet intensity; a sense of yearning and grappling; a hopefulness and uneasiness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Interfaith Initiative: Antisemitism/Anti-Judaism (online)


A conversation between Professor David Nirenberg, Tenth Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and Professor Magda Teter, Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | When Design Proliferates as “The Other”


What if there is no world, nor design, outside the West and modernity, what if the many worlds within the world turn out to be others (worlds that are not) and with other names? Although in all of them there are practices equialtervalent (equal and different) to design, untranslatable "fabricative" modes, coming from all directions (polycardinal), and unpluralizable ones that are not design at all, even if they are passed off as such. As a hypertrophied local invention, the design universalized (in a universe that is also designed) is thus confined to a linguistic, etymological and meaningful framework, smaller than that presupposed by those who use design to "project" their constructive prejudices on the creative paths of other "cultures" (another form of hegemonic knowledge to equalize otherness by converting it into discrete comparable units: societies, cosmoses, universes). This lecture by Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero ofJorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia will be about what returns when design travels south, to many and unparalleled souths (plural), and turns out to be the other from untranslatable multiplicities that it leaves behind, places below, suppresses, denies or incorporates as adjectives to its own name (indigenous design, decolonial design, pluriversal design, etc.). To derive to the south, and souths, implies that the enunciating design becomes enunciated, that it travels through territories disobedient to its historicity, its vocabulary, and its practice, that it renounces to define, divide, hierarchize, and configure otherness (to turn it always into the same). From time to time, design can be diluted in many "there" where it cannot monopolize all the creative paths, where its name summons nothing, and the words concept, design or project do not even exist, but still "artifacts" are thought and made. Then, what possibilities does it offer to creation and innovation, when the design strategy is to renounce itself?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | [action=query]: Black Arts and Black Aesthetics (online)


A conversation between Kimberly Drew, Kimberly Annece Henderson, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Informed by Carolyn Fowler’s Black Arts and Black Aesthetics: A Bibliography, this event aims to explore interpretations, embodiments, and appraisals of Black Aesthetics through an interdisciplinary conversation. By conceptualizing the archive as a site of both history and futurity, they are invited to engage citation as a devotional practice and consider the ways in which Black knowledge production is a communal action.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century (in-person and online)


J. Edgar Hoover was a colossus who dominated half a century of American history and planted the seeds for much of today's conservative political landscape. Beverly Gage's monumental biography explores the full sweep of Hoover's life and career, from his birth in 1895 to a modest Washington civil-service family through his death in 1972. In her nuanced and definitive portrait, Gage shows how Hoover was far more than a one-dimensional tyrant and schemer who strong-armed the rest of the country into submission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | A Discussion of the Exhibition Vkhutemas: Laboratory of the Avant-Garde, 1920­-1930


Anna Bokov will be joined by Jean-Louis Cohen. to discuss exhibition. An educational experiment of unprecedented scale and complexity, Vkhutemas—an acronym for the Higher Art and Technical Studios—translated radical experiments in art, architecture, and design into a systematized pedagogy. From its inception, the school sought to develop universal teaching methods based on scientific discoveries and artistic experimentation, while democratizing design education by making it accessible to formerly disenfranchised social classes. The discussion will focus on this formative period of modernism and will examine and question the legacy of this still little-known school within the history of modern art and architecture. The conversation will be moderated by Elisa Iturbe.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Curator Talk: Xiyadie: Queer Cut Utopias


Associate Curator Rosario Güiraldes and Tate's Adjunct Curator of Greater China Hera Chan in a conversation presented in conjunction with the exhibition Xiyadie: Queer Cut Utopias. Xiyadie is the first known Chinese paper-cut artist to publicly depart from the Chinese folk-art context as well as the only paper-cutting artist in mainland China to engage with queer themes. Since the 1980s, he has deployed traditional techniques to articulate, destigmatize, and celebrate queerness. Güiraldes and Chan will discuss the evolution of Xiyadie’s personal and artistic expression within the context of China, and his unique fusion of traditional folk forms and iconography with narratives from his personal life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Destination Mars: A User's Guide


Since 2001, the heart of Utah's desert has been home to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), which hosts teams of researchers in mock analog human missions simulating life on Mars. In this panel, scientists and astronauts of MDRS Crew 275 will discuss their research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Freedom Narratives: Stories of the African American Experience (In Person and Online)


Explosive stories of real and dramatic struggles for freedom by enslaved and formerly enslaved people in 19th-century America. David Wright Faladé’s novel Black Cloud Rising recreates the experiences of the African Brigade, a unit composed largely of formerly enslaved men who during the Civil War hunted down Confederates for the Union Army. Ilyon Woo’s Master Slave Husband Wife is the story of William and Ellen Craft, a couple who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled white man and William posing as “his” slave. Both books are intimate narratives about fighting for freedom and America’s complex, ever-changing notion of what it means to be “free.” David Wright Faladé and Ilyon Woo speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage about their works and experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talk | Reclaiming Black Spaces: How Black and African American Shaped Lower Manhattan (online)


On this virtual tour, they will highlight stories of how Black and African Americans shaped Lower Manhattan as they made homes, businesses, and communities here over centuries. Explore how their experiences were shaped by migration, how Black communities created a sense of home, and how they resisted the racism they faced. Please note: This program will be on Zoom and will not be available on our YouTube channel following the event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Sustained Engagement and the Long-Term Photography Project


A talk with Thomas Holton about his photography series, “The Lams of Ludlow Street.” A long-term photographic project takes dedication and fortitude, but it also requires an ethical commitment to one’s subject, especially when photographing people or communities. For over 20-years, Holton has photographed the Lam family in New York City for his project “The Lams of Ludlow Street,” not only documenting their everyday lives from their changing family structure to the excitement of going to college, but also becoming a part of their lives. With Thomas to discuss his series and the challenges of the long-term photography project is photo editor and curator Elizabeth Krist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Brutes: The Crucible of Girlhood


The Virgin Suicides meets The Florida Project in this wildly original debut—a coming-of-age story about the crucible of girlhood, from a writer of rare and startling talent We would not be born out of sweetness, we were born out of rage, we felt it in our bones. In Falls Landing, Florida—a place built of theme parks, swampy lakes, and scorched bougainvillea flowers—something sinister lurks in the deep. A gang of thirteen-year-old girls obsessively orbit around the local preacher's daughter, Sammy. She is mesmerizing, older, and in love with Eddie. But suddenly, Sammy goes missing. Where is she? Watching from a distance, they edge ever closer to discovering a dark secret about their fame-hungry town and the cruel cost of a ticket out. What they see will continue to haunt them for the rest of their lives. Through a darkly beautiful and brutally compelling lens, Dizz Tate captures the violence, horrors, and manic joys of girlhood. Brutes is a novel about the seemingly unbreakable bonds in the "we" of young friendship, and the moment it is broken forever.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Examination of Ambition


William Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | CANCELLED***Analysis And Exile: Boyhood, Loss, and the Lessons of Anna Freud***CANCELLED


The book tells the story of the childhood and youth of author Vivian Heller's Jewish father, Peter Heller, who was one of the first children to be psychoanalyzed by Vienna-born pioneer child psychologist Anna Freud. He was also one of the 20 students invited to attend her experimental school in 1920s Vienna. While Anna Freud tries to teach him how to overcome his fears, Peter's native Vienna slides into Fascism and he is forced to navigate an increasingly dangerous world. At the age of eighteen, he flees to England only to be deported to Canada, where he is interned as a German-speaking foreign national. Here, Jewish refugees and Nazi P.O.W.'s live cheek by jowl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize Recipient in Conversation with New York Times Best-Selling Author


Award-winning poet José Olivarez joins noted author Isaac Fitzgerald for conversation on Olivarez's revolutionary new poetry collection, Promises of Gold, which is an exploration of the many diverse forms of love and how they are shaped and complicated by gender, capitalism, religion, and migration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talk | Photography Talk: Challenging Stereotypes


A talk with photographer Lola Flash. Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than four decades, Flash’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual and racial preconceptions. An active member of ACT UP during the time of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Flash was notably featured in the 1989 “Kissing Doesn’t Kill” poster. Flash's art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of color worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the Works of Grammy-Winning Jazz Pianist


MSM Jazz Orchestra performs works by Jim McNeely, who has earned 12 Grammy nominations for his work alongside various artists and bands, and won a Grammy for his work on the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra's Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard. Jim McNeely joined the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1978. He spent six years as a featured soloist with that band and its successor, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra (now The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra). 1981 saw the beginning of Jim's 4-year tenure as pianist/composer with the Stan Getz Quartet. From 1990 until 1995 he held the piano chair in the Phil Woods Quintet. Today he leads his own tentet, his own trio, and he appears as soloist at concerts and festivals worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Filharmonie Brno performs works by Glass, Janacek, Dvorak, Martinu, and more


Welcome Filharmonie Brno to NYC! (Brno is the second-largest city in the Czech Republic). Program: Jan Novak (1921-1984) Concertino for Wind Quintet Leos Janacek (1854-1928) String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters" Phillip Glass (1937--) Stokes for piano four hands Laurie Anderson (1947--) Songs for Bob for piano four hands Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Slavonic Dance in G minor Op. 46 No. 8 for piano four hands Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) Quartet for Clarinet, French Horn, Violoncello and Snare Drum in C major H 139
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
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