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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 20, 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! 51 free events take place on July 20 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 20 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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51 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on July 20, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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The New Jersey-born singer's initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube. He has now released two Top Ten albums, Nine Track Mind and Voicenotes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Charlie Puth: Pop Star Via YouTube

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The singer, part of the girl group Fifth Harmony, has been all over radio with her Number One smash "Havana."  Her debut CD Camilla went to the top of Billboard's album chart.  Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Camila Cabello, Cuban-American 'Havana' Singer

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, 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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

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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
11:00 am
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Tours, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

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Career Coach Chip Conlin demonstrates why networking is a “life skill,” and people who consistently connect and re-connect with other people who can be helpful in their job search and careers beat out the competition for the best jobs. Learn the techniques used by some of the most successful job hunters in meeting the right people at the right levels in landing their next great job. Get some proven techniques to help make the most of your networking efforts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Workshops, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Interactive session with a career coach

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, 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. In addition to playing the piano, Daryl Sherman was voted Best Jazz Vocalist by Hot House Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

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Jean Butler, Irish dancer and choreographer of Riverdance fame, leads a  10-day residency to initiate the first Irish traditional set dance archive.  In the form of a living discussion and performative workshop, the focus of this residency is to collect rich video documentation and oral histories that consider the lineage of master teachers and influencers of Irish dance starting in New York. The event takes place every weekday through July 27th. The event space is very limited. First come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy

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Enjoy a beautiful day in the park by coming to the annual Peace in the Park, where different communities come together and create expressions of peace through music, and activities that promote togetherness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Festivals, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Peace in the Park: Music and Activites

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, How to solve family mysteries through old photos

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Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, The Commuter (2018): action thriller

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Black Panther (2018): superhero blockbuster, one of the highest-grossing films of all time

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Actualize your ideas and inspirations into one-of-a-kind art pieces. Participants will be able to create and design their own pop-up card. All materials are free and will be provided. Feel free to bring some of your own art materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Create a Pop-up Greeting Card

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An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. Director: Joe Dante. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, The Burbs (1989): comedy thriller with Tom Hanks

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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties". Directed by Lloyd Bacon. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Marked Woman (1937): crime melodrama with Humphrey Bogart

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Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson. 117 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Split (2016): Man Has 23 Personalities

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The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by Abba. Director: Phyllida Lloyd. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Mamma Mia! (2008) with Meryl Streep: Sing Along with the Abba Musical

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Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, the unnamed narrator of this nimbly wry, concise debut finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. She's tormented by her failed research--and reminded of her delays by her peers, her advisor, and most of all by her Chinese parents, who have always expected nothing short of excellence from her throughout her life. But there's another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from her devoted boyfriend, a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can't make a life before finding success on her own. Weike Wang is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Weike Wang's Chemistry

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In the best of times, looking for a job is a lonely experience. We stay in our apartments too much of the time, stuck in front of the computer, TV, or refrigerator. This workshop offers the opportunity to exchange information and learn from each other.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Resume Writing Workshop

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5:30 pm  Shawna Caspi -- Fingerstyle singer/songwriter 6:05 pm  Julia Mark -- Pianist/singer-songwriter 6:40 pm  Marc Smith -- Brooding acoustic Americana
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

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Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back. Featuring: Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts Gabrielle Lamb’s Pigeonwing Dance Julia Ehrstrand HopeBoykinDance Fridays, June 22-July 20, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Contemporary Dance in the Park

Movie in a Park |


A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. 139 min. Music begins at 6:00PM; film begins at 8:00PM or sundown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Denzel Washington's Fences (2016): Oscar Win for Viola Davis

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Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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City Walks, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

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Afro Flow Yoga infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora, a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches and the soulful rhythms of live drums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Harlem Flow Yoga

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Sunset Jam on the Hudson

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Hamlet with the Title Character a Woman -- Outdoors

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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Plays, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated

Reading |


To conclude their residency with the Racial Imaginary Institute, the Dark Noise Collective (Fatimah Asghar, Franny Choi, Nate Marshall, Aaron Samuels, Danez Smith, and Jamila Wood) present a public reading consisting of poems that have been generated during the residency, and other work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, The Dark Noise Collective discusses the exhibition On Whiteness

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From fashion to entertainment to art and literature, there is something in the air that seems to be taking us back to the ‘80s. Edward McCann and Richard Lowe will join Deborah Batterman in discussing the ‘80s as a cultural turning point whose relevancy seems particularly appropriate to our current cultural and political climate.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Taking Us Back to the 80s

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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: Jenna Kyle
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Music on the Waterfront
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Musicals, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, A show inspired by the story of a legendary explorer

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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 17-22
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

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With Harry Terjanian (New York Comedy Festival, NY Underground Festival), storyteller Jillian Thomas (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) and writer / comedian Emily Winter (co-creator, What A Joke National Comedy Festival).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
7:30 pm
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Theaters, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Comedy

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Melding Indian raga with other world music influences and electronica beats, the sitar master Anoushka Shankar comes to the stage with My Brightest Diamond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Anoushka Shankar: Indian Sitar Master
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Plays, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Timeless classic

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A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

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After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo. Director: Jon Favreau 106 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. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Oscar Winner The Jungle Book (2016): Disney Adventure -- Outdoors

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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

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Paul de Marseul is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate in Saint-Émilion. But he has no faith in his son Martin, who works at the vineyard. Paul dreams of a harder-working, successful son—a dream that one day seemingly materializes when he meets Philippe, the son of his dying estate manager. Can Paul turn against his own blood and choose Philippe as the rightful heir to his family estate? 102 min. In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Gilles LeGrand's You Will Be My Son (2013): Vintner's Difficult Decision (outdoors)

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The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min. Director: Stephen Chbosky Bring a blanket!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Wonder (2017) with Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson -- Outdoors

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A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer. Director: David Butler 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Lullaby of Broadway (1951): Musical Comedy with Doris Day

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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 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama
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Plays, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Hilarious teenager's first visit to a psychologist
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Comedy Clubs, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Stand up comedy
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Performances, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Interactive theater at its best
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Plays, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show
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Comedy Clubs, July 20, 2018, 07/20/2018, Stand up comedy
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