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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 21, 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! 54 free events take place on July 21 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 21 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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54 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on July 21, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc New York Opera Forum: Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
free events nyc Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
free events nyc Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'
free events nyc Sunset Dance Performance by the River
free events nyc Brimstone & Glory: Pyrotechnic Documentary with a Live Score
free events nyc Chess Lecture and Simul with Grandmaster Joel Benjamin
free events nyc Shakespeare for Everyone: The Merry Wives of Windsor
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One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Morning Fitness

Park Walk |


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 23 -September 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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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 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Street Fair

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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 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Street Fair

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Want to flow through your chaturanga with views of NYC's future mega-neighborhood? From May through September, this  yoga session will happen every Saturday morning. Mats and blocks for the first 20 participants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Yoga Flow Workshop

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Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Drawing in the Park

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Outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Saturdays, June 16-September 1, 2018.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Garden Yoga

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Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company, this modern dance class is now in its seventh year. Open to all levels and ages. Saturdays, June 23-September 8, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Moves with Limón Dance

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Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop

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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
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Tours, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

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It's Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!  Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Shape Up NYC Zumba

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The “Spirit of the Game” lives on! Enjoy drop-in, organized games of Ultimate Frisbee and learn why this is becoming a fast-growing sport all around the world. All levels welcome. Discs provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Ultimate Frisbee

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A group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. We meet at least once a month as a large group to teach each other new models and share paper, b…
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Origami Meetup Group

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Complimentary outdoor Pilates mat classes with BK Pilates. - Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement - Bring your own mat Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Summer Workout

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Learn techniques from world-renowned chess experts. Then put your new skills to the test against a grandmaster while they challenge 30 participants – simultaneously. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul. In-person registraion starts at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Chess Lecture and Simul with Grandmaster Joel Benjamin

Lecture |


A lecture dedicated to Debussy by musicologist and record producer Allan Evans.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Exploring Debussy’s Influences

Staged Reading |


The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) first published in 1602. The Windsor of the play's title is a reference to the town of Windsor, also the location of Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, England.  The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques!  This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow.    -- Learn how to warm from within  -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states Saturdays, July 14 and 21, August 4-25, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Warm from Within Breathing Workshop

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In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations

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A presentation of The Third Part of Henry the Sixth. The play set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas The First Part of Henry VI deals primarily with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, The Second Part focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, the death of his trusted adviser Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the rise of the Duke of York and the inevitability of armed conflict. As such, the play culminates with the opening battle of the War, the First Battle of St Albans. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Henry the Sixth Part 3

Opera |


New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848).  Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor. The story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland in the 17th century. Gaetano Donizetti was a leading composer of the "bel canto" (English: beautiful singing) opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century. Donizetti's close association with the bel canto style was an influence on other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
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Concerts, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, New York Opera Forum: Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

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This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Modern Art Meetup

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Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

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Speaker, trainer and certified professional coach Barbara Phillips will help participants get greater clarity about what is holding them back from what they want in their lives - and learn simple strategies to move beyond perceived limitations into a life they love living.
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, How to Live a Life You Truly Love

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Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson. Tthe inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 119 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, David Gordon Green's Stronger (2017): Marathon Bombing Survivor

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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. Director: Oscar winning Hal Ashby. Starring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles. 91 min.
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Films, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Harold and Maude (1971): Old-Young Romance

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Somewhere in the Universe, there must be something better than man! Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Planet of the Apes (1968): science-fiction classic about intelligent apes
2:00 pm
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Timeless classic

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The event will cover these important aspects of any job search: -Establishing values, skills, long/short term career goals, areas of interest -Resume/Cover letter (content, formatting, layout) -Job search strategy (job boards, social networking, company research) -Outreach approach (emailing contacts, relationship-building, establishing meaningful connections). The instructor: Heather Metcalf is an independent consultant specializing in Career Strategy and Personal Development. She spent the last 10 years of her career recruiting talent in the corporate world–from financial services to creative agencies and consulting firms. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Resume/Cover Letter Writing: content, formatting, layout
3:00 pm
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Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Comedy for kids!
3:30 pm
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Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Magic show
4:00 pm
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Theaters, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, An amazing evening of intimate magic

Classical Music |


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
5:00 pm
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, A play about female friendship
6:00 pm
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Concerts, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, The best of Motown
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Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Hilarious teenager's first visit to a psychologist

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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 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, 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
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated

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See a sunset dance performance on the river, set against the Manhattan skyline. Featuring Eto’o Tsana & Mabina DanSeuses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Sunset Dance Performance by the River
7:00 pm
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Musicals, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, 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
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7:00 pm
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

Movie in a Park |


One of the biggest movie screens in NYC will explode with light, color, and sound during this screening and live orchestral score of Brimstone & Glory, a documentary about the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico. The score will be played by Wordless Music Orchestra. Sonido Gallo Negro also performs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Brimstone & Glory: Pyrotechnic Documentary with a Live Score
7:30 pm
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Plays, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Timeless classic
8:00 pm
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Concerts, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Jazz and poetry

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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 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

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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 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama
8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Stand up comedy
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Comedy Clubs, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Stand up comedy

Movie in a Park |


Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. Director: Victor Fleming 102 min. Free popcorn!  Movie starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Oscar Winner The Wizard of Oz (1939) with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr -- Outdoors
9:00 pm
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Concerts, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Quartet with originals
10:00 pm
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Performances, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Interactive theater at its best
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Comedy Clubs, July 21, 2018, 07/21/2018, Stand up comedy
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