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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 13, 2018?

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 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! 43 free events take place on July 13 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out July 13 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 July . 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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All events, things to do on July 13, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Backstreet Boys: 90s Boy Band
free events nyc Alexander Hamilton: Son of a Whore?
free events nyc Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez and other cast members perform from Broadway's Carousel
free events nyc The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated
free events nyc Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) with Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn -- Outdoors
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What do rising seas, a Swedish opera singer, dozens of boats and your smartphone have in common? EVERYTHING—Starting July 11, when Mel Chin takes over Times Square with giant animatronic sculpture, Wake, and mixed reality experience, Unmoored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Wake and Unmoored: A Giant Animatronic Sculpture and a Mixed Reality Experience

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Maroon 5 have been a relentless pop machine since emerging in 2002 with their debut album Songs About Jane. Now, with lead singer Adam Levine a TV fixture, they continue to be inescapable. Their sixth outing is titled Red Pill Blues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Maroon 5: Inescapable Pop Rockers

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The Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. They are the first group since Sade to have their first nine albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the only boy band to do so. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Backstreet Boys: 90s Boy Band

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Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Introduction to Meditation

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Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

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Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Mental Health First Aid Training

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Street Fair

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Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: 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, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Jon Weber is a jazz performer, TV score composer, and radio host.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

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Visit the park’s apiary, enjoy a honey tasting, and learn about the lives of honeybees from the New York City Beekeepers Association.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Beekeeping Workshop

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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, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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Starring Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey. Four city dwellers take on the white water of a river in the backwoods of Georgia. But the group gets separated, and the river and its surroundings are much worse than expected. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, John Boorman's Deliverance (1972): 3 Oscar nominations

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T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Director: Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o. 134 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Black Panther (2018): superhero blockbuster, one of the highest-grossing films of all time

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Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: - Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.).  - Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. - No negative criticism please. - Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. The theme is Beach Reads! What’s your perfect beach book? Do you prefer something light and humorous or do you like to tackle weightier works as you relax in the sun? Is summer vacation time for the latest big book or something you’ve always meant to read? Sign up for booktalking slots begins at 1:45 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Share A Book You Loved

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An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. Director: Howard Deutch. Starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, The Great Outdoors (1988): Camping Comedy

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When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Director: Billy Wilder. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Some Like It Hot (1959) with Marilyn Monroe: Oscar-Winning Comedy

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The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Directors: Andrew Erwin. Stars: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, I Can Only Imagine (2018): It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many

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Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. The theme this month is Beach Reads: What’s your perfect beach book? Do you prefer something light and humorous or do you like to tackle weightier works as you relax in the sun? Is summer vacation time for the latest big book or something you’ve always meant to read?  What to expect: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell the group what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. No negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. First come, first served
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Share your favorite beach book

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Mrs Dalloway details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War England.  Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister," the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. With an interior perspective, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure.  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
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Book Clubs, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway: one of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923

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For decades, Hamilton biographers have described Alexander Hamilton’s mother, Rachel Faucett, as a “whore.” This appellation comes from a single record in which her first husband, John Lavien, sought a divorce. Lavien provided few details in his self-serving accusation that Rachel conducted extramarital affairs and was thus a “whore.” Michael E. Newton, who has previously uncovered the oldest known Hamilton documents and many other groundbreaking Hamilton discoveries, will share recently discovered court records from St. Croix, written in old Gothic Danish script and translated by leading scholars in the field, describing the salacious details of Rachel Faucett’s extramarital affair. As a leading national scholar on Alexander Hamilton, Newton has an impressive record of revealing new discoveries, debunking previously held myths, and objectively analyzing the historical record of Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution. Newton is author of the highly acclaimed Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, the most extensive, detailed, and accurate record of the first half of Alexander Hamilton’s life (1757–82).
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Lectures, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Alexander Hamilton: Son of a Whore?

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Host Renée Fleming welcomes performances by Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, and Lindsay Mendez followed by CD signing. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez and other cast members perform from Broadway's Carousel

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5:30 pm  Teena May - Singer/songwriter 6:05 pm  Jeanne Marie Boes - Soulful singer/songwriter 6:40 pm  Queen Esther - Black Americana
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

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Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury will begin a new project, experimenting with text and developing a movement vocabulary in collaboration with Kaneza Schaal, Saori Tsukada, and Kaaron Briscoe that explores how physical comedy and violence are written onto and interact with the black body. She will open her process to the public through in-process showings and casual feedback sessions.
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Performances, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, On Whiteness: An Open Rehearsal

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Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back. Featuring: Diva Dance Studio Bryn Cohn + Artists Kinetic Cabaret Productions Kate Weare Company Tina Croll + Company Fridays, June 22-July 20, 2018.
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Dance Performances, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Contemporary Dance in the Park

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Authors from the Horror Writers’ Association will be reading their scary works in the beauty and peace of the garden. Bring a blanket and prepare for chills and thrills!  Each evening will have three different readers from the organization present their work. Tonight: James Chambers Ed Cardillo Erik T. Johnson Fridays, June 29, July 13 and 27, 2018.
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Readings, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Summer Dark: Horror Writers Read

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Explore the park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds you’ll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
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Birdwatchings, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Birding Walk

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Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Sunset Jam on the Hudson

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***THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Director Karla Hendrick will stage the character as a modern young woman of intelligence and wisdom. Hamlet, clad in skirts, is rendered powerless when her uncle Claudius inserts himself into the line of succession and thrusts her aside. Determined and noble, she is someone who would take control through heart and with strength, but her conscience is a paralyzing force; moreover, she finds herself continuously isolated and betrayed by those closest to her and this impacts her ability to function. The play will be cut to a little over two hours to give the feeling of a world speeding out of control around her. The audience is challenged to consider whether the ascendancy of a female ruler could have wrought a better Denmark. This popular New York summer institution which presents Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot is now widely imitated around the US and around the world. To the company's knowledge and research, it is the first major New York outdoor stage company to offer a production with a female Hamlet. Unlike the well-known cross-gender castings of the masterpiece, this one is not a woman playing a man: the title character is a feminine Princess of Denmark, played by Jane Bradley. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 12-28, 2018.
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Plays, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, CANCELLED***Hamlet with the Title Character a Woman -- Outdoors***CANCELLED

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Susane Lee has adapted this play from the classic works of Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith Thursdays-Sundays; July 5- 29, 2018.
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6:30 pm
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Plays, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated

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A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. 104 min. Director: Susan Seidelman Starting at 7PM, enjoy pre-screening music by Theodore Jahng. The feature film begins at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) with Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn -- Outdoors

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Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.  Tonight: Baby Soda - Bring your swing dancing shoes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Musical Entertainment on the Waterfront

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A night filled with Latin female power: Mala Rodriguez brings her fiery rhymes, Ana Tijoux returns to the stage this time with her Chilean-folk inspired project, and Girl Ultra kicks off with sultry R&B.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, An Evening of Powerful Latina Performers

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A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. Director: Sean S. Cunningham Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor 141 min. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Friday the 13th (1980): Dim Kids Meet Splattery Ends

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In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence. This summer will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptationt. They will transform the park into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. July 2-15, excluding Thursdays
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

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With comics Dave Lester (SIRIUS XM), Charles McBee (Nerd Is The New Black), Sally Brooks (SIRIUS XM) and more.
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Comedy Clubs, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

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Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. 76 min.. Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
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Films, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Lady and the Tramp (1955): Animated Disney Adventure -- Outdoors

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
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Comedy Clubs, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Director: Mira Nair 124 min. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on;  there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Queen of Katwe (2016) with David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o -- Outdoors

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Chocolate factory owner Jean-René hires Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker. Although they are both incredibly shy and suffer from social anxiety, their passion for chocolate brings them together. They fall in love, but are too timid to admit their feelings. When they enter their chocolates in a prestigious competition, they must face their lack of confidence and risk revealing their feelings. 80 min. In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Jean-Pierre Améris's Romantics Anonymous (2010): Chocolate Lovers (outdoors)

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Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. 107 min. Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Bring a blanket!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Moana (2016): Disney Animated Blockbuster -- Outdoors

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Set in the city of Thebes in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other a usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But when the sister of the slain young brothers protests the edict, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost. Calling on the cultural landscape of African-American traditions, while adhering to the Greek tragic form; this fresh reimagining of the classic story will captivate, stun and inspire audiences from all backgrounds. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production is inspired by the Paul Roche adaptation which accomplishes a fidelity to the original while giving CTH the flexibility to showcase ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 13, 2018, 07/13/2018, Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama
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