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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 15, 2019?

31 free events take place on January 15 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 January 15 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 January . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 15, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc West Side Story (1961): 10-Time Oscar Winner with Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer
free events nyc A Screening and a Ghanaian Drumming Performance
free events nyc New York Stories: Threads of Our City
free events nyc Famous Father Girl: What It's Like to Be Leonard Bernstein's Daughter
free events nyc The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
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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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Tours, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Resume Help

Film | Venom (2018): A superhero film based on Marvel comics


When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life. 112 min. Director: Ruben Fleischer. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed. The film was primarily inspired by the comic miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector (1993) and story arc Planet of the Symbiote (1995). Venom went on to be an unexpected box office success, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2018 with over $855 million worldwide. A sequel is in development. Hardy was nominated in the Best Visual Effects or Animated Performance at the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards for his portrayal of Venom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Venom (2018): A superhero film based on Marvel comics

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and David Hofstra, Bass. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Workshop | Writing Your Family History


Genealogy lovers, now is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your writing style. Explore the history of the places where your family lived, learn tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Writing Your Family History

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Bach at Noon

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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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Tours, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | West Side Story (1961): 10-Time Oscar Winner with Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer


Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. 153 min. Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, West Side Story (1961): 10-Time Oscar Winner with Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer

Workshop | Adult Colormania Club


If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try the new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress.  Materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Adult Colormania Club

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


A tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Film | Nora Ephron's Oscar-Nominated Julie and Julia (2009): Cooking Challenge


Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. Starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina. Ephron's screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France, Child's autobiography written with Alex Prud'homme, and a memoir by Powell, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (later retitled Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously). Julie & Julia was Ephron's last film before her death in 2012. On its opening weekend, the film opened #2 behind G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra with $20.1 million. 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Nora Ephron's Oscar-Nominated Julie and Julia (2009): Cooking Challenge

Workshop | Learning what your money can do for you


This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Learning what your money can do for you

Workshop | Protest Sign Making Workshop


Heading to the Women’s March January 19th? Need a sign? Have something powerful to say? Then this workshop is for you. The workshop encourages all attendees to leave armed with their own signs and messages of support. Materials and creative instruction will be provided. Perfect for everyone!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | I have only one language; it is not mine: A Lushly Immersive Video Installation


Multimedia artist Mithu Sen’s I have only one language; it is not mine will convert a portion of the gallery into a lushly immersive, potent installation incorporating video, red-colored carpeting, tropical plants, drawings, and mixed-media sculptural objects previously used in performances by the artist. Installed in the path of the video projection and animated by a fan, these elements cast lively shadows, adding to the video’s vibrant visual language. The installation wades into what Sen has called “a fantasy film on a reality set... an experience of intimacy and trust, producing physical and emotional behavior, making all involved believe in an alternative world.” New Delhi-based Mithu Sen (born 1971, West Bengal) has exhibited widely in India and internationally. Sen had a solo show at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI (2014) and has participated and performed in numerous group shows, including at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (both 2018); Guggenheim Museum & Asia Society Museum, New York (2016); S.M.A.K., Ghent; Albertina Museum, Vienna; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Gaungdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (all 2015); Tate Modern, London (2013); Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw (2011); Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; and Kunstmuseum Bern (both 2007).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, I have only one language; it is not mine: A Lushly Immersive Video Installation

Film | A Screening and a Ghanaian Drumming Performance


An evening celebrating exhibition artist Paa Joe and the culture of his native Ghana. The evening will begin with a film screening of the documentary Paa Joe & The Lion, followed by a Q&A with director Benjamin Wigley and exhibition curator Valérie Rousseau. The program will conclude with a musical performance by a Ghanaian drumming ensemble led by Master Drummer Hola Kutte and a Ghanaian street snack reception catered by Brooklyn-based Kelewele.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
$5
Films, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, A Screening and a Ghanaian Drumming Performance

Workshop | Marketing and technology for your success


Want 2019 to start off right? Want to know the marketing best practices and tools you need to succeed? Want to know the best technology to invest in and use to grow your business? Four-time entrepreneur, best selling author, Ramon Ray shares how he's succeeded and what you can do as well. This two-part series will be fun and informative. Ramon will discuss how to get the most from social media and ways to get publicity in your business. He'll touch on the tools, tech, and solutions you must use to get more customers and keep the ones you have. Don't miss this exciting session. This is the first part of a 2-part series. The second will take place on January 29, 6 pm. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Marketing and technology for your success

Talk | The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine


The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a project that began when two artists, Mildred Beltré and Oasa DuVerney, began making art together in each others apartments and found that the activity made them better friends. As they shared stories and experiences through work, they wondered if they could bring a similar experience to their other neighbors. In the summer of 2010, they co-founded a collaborative public art project that explores the possibility of art-making as a community-building tool. The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is a community-based social practice art project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their intention was to create a stronger community by giving people an opportunity to get to know each other through art activities. Their goals are to create a greater connection between neighbors and make art friendly and accessible to all. Group projects are a way of combating the social isolation that leads to suspicion amongst neighbors as opposed to cooperation. By engaging neighbors on the street, they facilitate conversation and trust which is often lost when a community is undergoing big transitions and upheaval, as with the community of Crown Heights which is now undergoing rapid change and gentrification.
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Talks, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, The Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine

Lecture | 1850-1865 US Foreign Policy, Logistics & Gunpowder


A lecture by Maj. David Lambert of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, 1850-1865 US Foreign Policy, Logistics & Gunpowder

Author Reading | Hark: Rise of an Unwitting Guru


In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and—perhaps most immediately—just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It’s a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players, including a renegade Ivy League ethicist and a gentle Swedish kidnapper. In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that revels in contemporary absurdity and the wild poetry of everyday language while exploring the emotional truths of his characters. Hark is a smart, incisive look at men, women, and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous, and often dangerous world. Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement) and The Fun Parts and four novels. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Hark: Rise of an Unwitting Guru

Author Reading | How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by NY Times best-selling author


Alexander Chee is the author of the NY Times best-selling novel The Queen of the Night. He will discuss his new collection of essays, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.  Named a best book of 2018 by New York Magazine, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, NPR and Time Magazine, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature and politics. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover and a friend. The Queen of the Night  was selected as a NY Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, as well as a best book of the year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, and Self magazines and the Jezebel website.  His essay I, Reader was selected for inclusion in the Notable Essays list of the 2011 edition of the Best American Essays,  and his essay Girl, was included in Best American Essays 2016.
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Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by NY Times best-selling author

Author Reading | Oculus : poetry of technological times


Sally Wen Mao and Jenny Xie discuss Mao’s new poetry collection, Oculus, in which she explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but also as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium. Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and a 2016 Amy Award from Poets & Writers. In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a nineteen-year-old girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste.  Jenny Xie is the author of the poetry collection Eye Level, which was a 2018 National Book Award Finalist, and the recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, and Tin House, among other publications.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Oculus : poetry of technological times

Opening Reception | Rosa Luxemburg: A Thousand More Things


An exhibition about the socialist thinker and activist Rosa Luxemburg on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Rosa Luxemburg: A Thousand More Things

Author Reading | The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll


A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world’s most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s—including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton—adopted one maker’s guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments—Fender or Gibson—had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable. Ian S. Port is an award-winning writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, The Threepenny Review, and The Believer, among others. He is also the former music editor of the San Francisco Weekly. A California native and lifelong guitar player, he now lives in New York with his wife, Lindsay. The Birth of Loud is his first book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

Discussion | Big Human Data: Improving Health and Understanding


Recent news coverage of tech companies profiting from our personal data has cast big data in a negative light. But tech companies aren't the only ones interested in large datasets full of detailed information about us, and not all users of big data are motivated by profit. This is an event featuring two speakers who will explain how your data can be used to improve human health and our understanding of ourselves.  With: Wendy Chung, PhD Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine, Columbia University; Director of Clinical Research, SFARI, Simons Foundation; Principal Investigator of SPARK Hannah Bayer, PhD Chief Scientific Officer of Data Cubed; Former Associate Professor at New York University’s (NYU) Institute for the Study of Decision Making (ISDM)    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Big Human Data: Improving Health and Understanding

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


Features a mix of some of NYCs best comics, storytellers, and more. Eric Vetter is the MC.
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Comedy Clubs, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Talk | Photography Talk: Everyday Items


A lecture by photographer Mauricio Alejo, who is best known for imbuing everyday household items with a sense of the psychological uncanny. Alejo creates new narratives that don’t obey their functionality and in the process calls into question our own assumptions about space and meaning. Alejo has had solo exhibitions in New York, Japan, Madrid, Paris and Mexico and his work has been featured in numerous important art journals. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | New York Stories: Threads of Our City


As part of the New York Philharmonic’s exploration of New York’s roots as a city of immigrants, they turn to the Orchestra and hear stories from Philharmonic musicians who immigrated to the United States. They’ll consider how the Orchestra reflects the diversity of New York City.
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, New York Stories: Threads of Our City

Author Reading | Famous Father Girl: What It's Like to Be Leonard Bernstein's Daughter


Author Jamie Bernstein is the daughter of celebrated composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, co-author of the iconic musical West Side Story. In her intriguing new book, she shows us what it was like to be the daughter of a beloved celebrity, while continuing to regard him as a father first. How did she decide what to reveal and what secrets to conceal? Archival footage and recordings of some of her father’s performances of West Side Story, Candide, and sessions of his conducting the New York Philharmonic will be featured.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Famous Father Girl: What It's Like to Be Leonard Bernstein's Daughter
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