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Thu, January 18, 2018
45 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 18, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
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
Free
City Walks, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Master Class |
Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Born in Wales, she began her flute studies as a junior at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Ogonovsky and then went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy and with Alain Marion in Paris. Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, Emily performs regularly as concerto soloist and also as chamber musician. She is frequently heard on BBC radio and Classic FM, and has recorded eleven solo discs to date.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Emily Beynon, Flute
Reading |
TSLR is an English language literature and arts magazine based in Shanghai and New York, Featuring original artwork, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book review, and translation from and about Asia. Nancy Huang, Jianan Qian, Joy Huang Stoffers, Jeremy Tiang, and Julie Wenglinski will be sharing their work from the magazine as well as taking questions about writing, translation, and literary journal publication.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
$5 suggested donation...
Readings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, The Shanghai Literary Review Launch
Book Reading |
Shaun Walker, Moscow correspondent for The Guardian, traces Vladimir Putin's use of history, especially victory in the Second World War, to create a new sense of national pride among Russians and fill the void left by the Soviet collapse. It looks at how this, along with a parallel process in Ukraine, led to the events of 2014 and the resurgent Russia we see today.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Shaun Walker discusses his book The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, 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, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Master Class |
Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Born in Wales, she began her flute studies as a junior at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Ogonovsky and then went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy and with Alain Marion in Paris. Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, Emily performs regularly as concerto soloist and also as chamber musician. She is frequently heard on BBC radio and Classic FM, and has recorded eleven solo discs to date.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Emily Beynon, Orchestral Performance Flute
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Classical Music |
This season, the New York Philharmonic has invited ALBA Consort to participate in its “New World Initiative” and explore interpretations of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9, “From the New World”. ALBA Consort weaves iconic themes from the New World Symphony with early Sephardic, Iberian, French, Italian, Cypriot, Armenian, and North African music - bridging the Ancient and Brave New World. Margo Andrea: Mezzo Soprano, Vielle Christopher Morrongiello: Lute, Baroque Guitar Carlo Valte: Oud Rex Benincasa: Percussion, Psaltery, Voice
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Treasure Laden: The ALBA Consort
Tour |
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Subway Art Tour
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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Film |
Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman. An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, David Leitch's Atomic Blonde (2017): Cold War Spy Thriller
Film |
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea. When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street (1945): Hitting the Mark
Film |
Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower (2017): Stephen King Adventure
Film |
Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. 143 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit (2017): Vengeful Cops
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is My Antonia by Willa Cather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Isabel Wilkerson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns
Master Class |
Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Maria Schneider, Jazz Composition
Slide Lecture |
Rick Gerrity takes you on a journey through the heart of Down East Maine. He’ll share photos and the stories of how they were created. See how life is on the water as told to him by Glenn Beal, a direct descendant of the family the island is named after. he will also discuss camera techniques, types of lenses, and how to approach your subjects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Welcome to My World By Photographer Rick Gerrity
Workshop |
In this unique event you will be improvising plays with objects. Please bring scissors, tape, pencils, crayons, or markers, and objects to fuel your creativity. With Ken Solway. The UFT Players, a professional committee within the United Federation of Teachers, is proudly celebrating, in 2018, its twentieth succesful year of presenting a wide variety of original plays, musicals, classic productions, and workshops.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, A Puppetry Workshop: Improvising Plays with Objects
Film |
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman. The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017): Protecting the Assassin
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Dance Performance |
Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, including at the Joyce Theater, E-Moves 17 dance series, The Dance Enthusiast “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Roulette, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, as well as in Berkeley (CA), Portland (OR), Tampa (FL), and Kingston, Jamaica. Fearan comes to the Library in search of her history. What does it mean to be a black woman on stage? What is the map of a segregated self? This is an evening of personal history, original dance, archival performance screening, and discussion.
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6:00 pm
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Dance Performances, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of work by Latino program graduates.  
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, May Contain Moving Parts: A Student Exhibiton
Opening Reception |
Four young artists -- Kellie Romany, Lauren Bierly, Daniel Johnson and Carols Torres Machado -- question our collective assumptions and interpretations of color, from race to money to cognitive perception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Color Codes: Translating Color: A Group Show
Opening Reception |
This solo exhibition by 2017 Workspace Resident Katarina Jerinic consists of photographs, flags, and a cyanotype mural. Jerinic’s exhibition calls attention to the precarity of New York City as a series of islands considers the fluid and tenuous boundary between constructed landscapes and natural phenomena.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals: Works by Katerina Jerinic
Opening Reception |
The exhibition features seven new large-scale paintings that emphatically continue the artist’s incendiary political critique of the current Trump administration. In the artist’s words, “I am showing Trump for what he is: a fool, a monster, a jester, a sexist, a racist. Donald Trump is a con artist, using the White House as his own personal cash machine.”
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Money Shot: Paintings by Judith Bernstein
Opening Reception |
The exhibition, which honors the artist in his 90th year and celebrates over 15 years of representation by the gallery, will include two iconic works: LOVE WALL and ONE through ZERO.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, New Sculpture by Robert Indiana
Opening Reception |
Martha Tuttle is a quiet voice with the ability to be a force while remaining gentle. In a society that seems to have lost these attributes, Tuttle seeks to create space for them with works that stand strong, despite, or perhaps because of the delicacy of her intimate assemblages.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, I long and seek after: Assemblages by Martha Tuttle
Lecture |
In 1759, London's British Museum opened its doors for the first time- the first free national public museum in the world. But how did it come into being? This talk recounts the overlooked yet colorful life of the museum's founder: Sir Hans Sloane. Born in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, became president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians, and assembled an encyclopedic collection of specimens and objects -the most famous cabinet of curiosities of its time- which became the foundation of the British Museum. Speaker: James Delbourgo, Associate Professor in History of Science and Atlantic World, Rutgers University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, The Origins of Public Museums: Hans Sloane's Collections and the Creation of the British Museum
Workshop |
John Crant shows how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fully prepare for interview success, and the right follows up after your interview.  This lecture is based on the Secrets that Executive Recruiters Use to prepare their candidates to win.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, The Self-Recruiter Interview Checklist
Classical Music |
Andrea Fortier, Viola  6:00PM Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano  8:00PM
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Student Recitals
Park Walk |
Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. They will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
$3
Park Walks, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk
Talk |
Kick off the New Year with Tony W. Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of One Rock Capital Partners, as he shares personal experiences in the world of finance. Prior to founding One Rock, Lee was Managing Director at Ripplewood Holdings and also worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Salomon Brothers in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talks, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Lessons Learned in the World of Finance
Book Reading |
Stark, brutal, at times darkly humorous, and written in a powerfully pared-down style, Hamilton’s story is told from the point of view of the class bullies. The effect is exquisitely uncomfortable, even shocking, and captures with unforgettable force the anomie and amoralism of the adolescent mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Ed Hamilton reads from his book Lords of the Schoolyard
Screening |
An advance screening of the first feature-length documentary on playwright Lorraine Hansberry, American Masters-Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart. Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun was the first work by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. Following the screening will be a discussion with the film’s director Tracy Heather Strain moderated by Michaela Angela Davis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Screenings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, American Masters - Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: A PBS Documentary
Film |
A paixão de JL centers on the audio diary on tape cassettes that José Leonilson began in 1990, recording his emotions, daily life, and events taking place in Brazil and around the world. Over time, the recordings came to hold a new urgency when José Leonilson learned that he was HIV positive. 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Carlos Nader's A paixão de JL (2015): Documentary on Artist José Leonilson
Poetry Reading |
A night for self-identified women to share poems and narratives centered around activism, equity, and racial justice. This year features students as well as poets Jasmine Mans and Oompa. Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Sister Spit A Night of Poetry and Personal Narrative for MLK Legacy Week
Book Reading |
From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are comes a vibrantly inspiring look at making peace with fear—to become our truest selves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Meera Lee Patel discusses her book My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown
7:30 pm
Regular: $35
Member: $0
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Theaters, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Comedy
Concert |
The son of Cuban “flute king” and legendary bandleader José Fajardo keeps the spirit of his father alive. A percussionist who has played with everyone from Larry Harlow and Orchestra Broadway to El Canario and Tito Puente, Fajardo Jr. has led the band his father started in Cuba in 1949—one of the best charangas around—into a new era of smoking salsa.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, José Fajardo Jr. y Sus Estrellas: Salsa Sounds
7:30 pm
Regular: $79
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Plays, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Broadway stars in a play about true friendship
Classical Music |
Program: Richard Strauss/Franz Hasenohrl Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! Igor Stravinsky L'histoire du soldat Suite Bela Bartók Piano Quintet in C Major, Sz. 23 With: Tibi Cziger, clarinet Itamar Zorman, violin Michal Korman, cello Assaff Weisman, piano With Faculty Members: Paul Neubauer, viola Eric Reed, horn And Students: Jonathan Gibbons, bassoon Ji-Won Song, violin Yi Hsuan Chiu, double bass Philip Stoddard, narrator
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, The Israeli Chamber Project performs works by Strauss, Stravinsky, Bartók
Concert |
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Juhyun Lee, clarinet 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Ming Zhao, piano
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8:30 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2018, 01/18/2018, Student Recitals
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