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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 31, 2019?

55 free events take place on Wednesday, July 31 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 July 31 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Boot Camp

Workshop | Sunrise Tai Chi


Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez. These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Workshops, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Sunrise Tai Chi

Workshop | Sacred Sounds Yoga


Get your yoga on in the park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch. Please bring your own yoga mat.   Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-September 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Pickleball Class


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, this new sport has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, enhance brain function. Join staff and other adults for some friendly competition at drop-in pickleball. All skill levels welcome! Equipment provided. Wednesdays, July 10-August 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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
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Tours, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | Preparing A Distinctive Resume


Everyone needs a resume. But is there a perfect resume? Amy Geffen discusses techniques and tactics to make your resume stand out, highlight your accomplishments, and get you the interview. Topics include your job target, parts of the resume, how to write accomplishments, proper formatting, and key words. Amy Geffen has thirty years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning.  She is a Five O’Clock Club certified career coach. Currently she is Director of Professional Development for the Council for Economic Education in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Preparing A Distinctive&nbsp;Resume

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Youth Matinee: Fela! The Concert


Full of energy in constant motion, Fela! The Concert radiates joy and leaves audiences on their feet wanting more. The sensual, eclectic sounds and powerful lyrics of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat, prove why he became one of the worlds most celebrated and rebellious music legends. Set against a soaring canvas of projected images, Fela! The Concert is driven by the electrifying rhythms from a live 10-piece Afrobeat band, with nine singers and dancers who bring to life Fela’s provocative spirit. Fela! The Concert features members of the original Broadway cast from the highly acclaimed Tony Award-winning production Fela.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Youth Matinee: Fela! The Concert

Film | Shrek the Third (2007): Third Of The Animation Series


When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming. Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui. Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy. Shrek the Third was also nominated for the Best Animated Film at the 61st British Academy Film Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Shrek the Third (2007): Third Of The Animation Series

Lesson | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Braille Study Group

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In this one-hour walking tour, they will examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Walking tours begin at the Governors Island Welcome Center at Soissons Landing and are hosted by the Friends of Governors Island. All tours are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
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Concerts, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | 3 True Crime Authors Read from Their Books


With: Anthony M. DeStefano, Gotti’s Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti Charles Gardner, Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State M. William Phelps, Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest Hosted by Marilyn Stasio, Crime Columnist, The New York Times Book Review
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, 3 True Crime Authors Read from Their Books

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


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. With: Isaac ben Ayala, Performing and Film Recording Artist
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Author Reading | The More You Do the Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life


Are you a creative person with too many half-started projects and unaccomplished ideas?  Do you have a lot of potential business opportunities, not to mention hundreds of business cards from people that you’ve wanted to re-establish contact with, but haven’t found the time? Do you constantly feel overwhelmed?  Does your perfectionism stop you from getting started?  Do you wait for the right time to come before dealing with a task—only to find that the right time never arrives—so nothing gets done?  Does it feel like you just can’t find your start button?  If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may be a habitual procrastinator! David Parker is the author of this award-winning self-help book. Parker explains the relationship between habitual procrastination, mental depression, personal responsibility, and self-esteem.
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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, The More You Do the Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life

Lesson | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
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Jazz | Jazz Orchestra Performs


Jazz guitarist Peter Leitch played with Gary Bartz, Jaki Byard, Ray Drummond, John Hicks, Kirk Lightsey, Bobby Watson, and Smitty Smith. He recorded with Jeri Brown, Dominique Eade, Oscar Peterson, Woody Shaw, and Pete Yellin. He now arranges and composes music for a 12-14 piece ensemble named The Peter Leitch New Life Orchestra which debuted at Club 75, the Bogardus Mansion, in New York City's fashionable TriBeCa district.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10.00 suggested donation
Concerts, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Jazz Orchestra Performs

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
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Film | Michael Clayton (2007): Oscar Winning Drama With George Clooney


A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. 119 min. Director: Tony Gilroy. Starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson. Michael Clayton was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Gilroy, Best Actor for Clooney, and Best Supporting Actor for Wilkinson, with Swinton winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Films, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Michael Clayton (2007): Oscar Winning Drama With George Clooney

Lesson | Learn To Play Chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
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Dance Performance | Unique Dance Ensmble Drawn from NYC Public High Schools


Young Dancemakers Company, a unique dance ensemble of students drawn from NYC’s public high schools working under the guidance of acclaimed professionals, is proud to present its 24th annual touring season, which will be performed at various locations across four NYC boroughs, for audiences up to 2000. The series, in which young artists develop their own original choreography and present it in free public showings, will feature works developed under the tutelage of Alice Teirstein, Jessica Gaynor and William Catanzaro, as well as 2019 guest artist Dance Heginbotham, in workshops with members of the acclaimed Bridgman|Packer Dance, the Bessie-nominated choreographer and YDC alum Jonathan González, and musical theater guest teacher Peter Yuen.
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Party | Traditional English Afternoon Tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served. "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."- Henry James Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of 'afternoon tea' first appeared. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o'clock.
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Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 30, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm); Beginner Chess (5pm-7pm) Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Accordions Around the World


Experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument in an intimate performance setting. Choose to wander the park to explore different musical stylings or set up a picnic and the artists will rotate around the audience.
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Opening Reception | Robert Murray: Landscape and Abstraction


An exhibition of paintings and prints by artist Robert Murray, which were inspired by the landscape as seen from the air.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Banana Skirt Workout


NYC’s top fitness studios offer free classes, from boot camp to dance-cardio and more. After the show, it’s the after party. If you love working out to hip-hop and love a high-intensity cardio workout, then this class is for you.
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Discussion | How To Improve Your Resume


John Crant discusses how to increase the value of the items on your resume, how to make the necessary cuts, and how to be seen as a stand-out during your job search. Among the topics: Resume: “New Definition” Resume Goals Understanding “Stacks of Incoming Resumes” “3 Second” Test One Page Resume — Unless It’s Two Value, Value Everywhere, But Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc John Crant is a career coach, speaker and author of the book Self Recruiter® Changing the Rules. He has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at corporate events with the YMCA in NYC, and at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, How To Improve Your Resume

Dancing | Midtown Salsa: Class and Dance Party


A beginner salsa class and dance party with a live DJ. All skill levels welcome. Dance class: 6pm-6:45pm Dance party: 6:45pm-8:30pm
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6:00 pm
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Dancings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Midtown Salsa: Class and Dance Party

Play | New York Euripides Summer Festival: Iphigenia Among the Taurians


Presented by American Thymele Theatre, the New York Euripides Summer Festival is now in its 11th summer season, presenting fully-staged, free classical Greek theater in NYC! Iphigenia Among the Taurians - Iphigenia was actually not sacrificed in Aulis by Agamemnon but was saved by Artemis whom she now serves as a priestess in the goddess' temple at Tauris, where her brother Orestes and his friend Pylades arrive to rob the temple.
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Plays, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, New York Euripides Summer Festival: Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 3-September 4, 2019
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Workshop | The Transformation Workout


Making the Impossible Happen with Iconoclast. This class is a fast paced 45-minute, high-intensity full-body workout. It will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and burn a ton of calories.
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Workshop | Wellness Wednesdays Workouts


The classes will be taught by instructors from local studios, including exhale Flatiron, Uplift Studios, bodē nyc, New York Health & Racquet Club, and Broadway Bodies. Wednesdays, June 26-August 7, 2019
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Workshop | Yoga Afternoons


Keep your week groove on with meditation and yoga outdoors after work or between sightseeing. Enjoy the views from the park. Practice moving mindfully through yoga poses accessible to all. Mats and blocks for the first 25 participants. Be sure to bring some water. Towels - optional.
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Author Reading | Savage Feast: Family Memoir Through Recipes


Beginning with novelist Boris Fishman’s roots in Soviet Belarus, Savage Feast is a bold family memoir told through meals and recipes. It describes how years of Holocaust hunger left his grandmother so obsessed with bread that she always kept five loaves on hand. After his family’s emigration to the U.S., the cooking of his grandfather's Ukrainian home aide, Oksana, sends Fishman on a quest to re-connect with his past, which takes him to the lettuce beds on a farm in the Hudson Valley, the prep line in a Russian restaurant on the Lower East Side, and a Native American reservation in South Dakota before he finds his way back to Brooklyn.  With contributions from Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Dr. Ruth Westehimer,  Tablet Magazine’s 100 Most Jewish Foods, edited by Tablet’s founder and editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse, is a list of neither the most popular Jewish foods nor the tastiest (jellied calves’ feet, anyone?), but the most significant, culturally and historically. It goes without saying, you’re expected to disagree. Boris Fishman and Alana Newhouse will have a wide-ranging conversation about food as the connection to history, identity, belonging, family, and love and how to write about it. Boris Fishman's novel A Replacement Life won the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal and was a New York Times Notable Book, and his journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Newhouse is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tablet magazine.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Topsy-Turvy


A veteran of the Downtown art scene of the 1960s, 70s and 80’s, Jeff Way is widely known for his mask-based performance works which were featured at various venues including the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, Artist Space and the Neuberger Museum. The paintings in this exhibition—all made between 2005–2016—bring the mask as a motif into his painted works and combine with them abstracted grid elements that reference in part back to his earlier chalk-line paintings of the 1970s.
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Workshop | HIIT Workout with lululemon


Hit the water and the turf this summer at this outdoor fitness series. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Workshop | Summer Waterfront Workouts


Fitness classes curated and led by some of New York’s top fitness experts. Strengthen your mind, test your body and challenge your fitness limits.
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Workshop | Tejal Yoga


Tejal Yoga is back, overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty for open-level yoga practice. Bring your own mat. No additional music other than sounds of the park and nature. No props or towels provided. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Author Reading | Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland


"Traveling through the American heartland, a physician deconstructs how right-wing policies have fatal consequences, even for the voters they purport to help. A blistering portrait of a subculture so in thrall to racist ideology that they willingly invite rising gun suicides, poor healthcare, and falling life expectancies."—Esquire Author Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society.
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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

Film | The Wife (2017): Drama with Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater


A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Director: Björn L Runge 99 min.
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Films, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, The Wife (2017): Drama with Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Author Reading | Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father


A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from Peter Stark, the bestselling author of Astoria.
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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America&rsquo;s Founding Father

Jazz | Jazz Sax Infused with Afro-Caribbean Roots


Born to a Trinidadian mother and a Jamaican father in the Bronx, saxophonist T.K. Blue took up music as a child and later built a career infused with his Afro-Caribbean roots. Blue started playing the trumpet in school at age 8 but later switched to drums. For a brief time, his interest shifted from music to sports, but when he entered high school, he rededicated himself to music and started playing the flute. Blue has worked in a wide range of settings. For three years he toured with Abdullah Ibrahim and subsequently moved to Paris. While living in Paris, his career only grew stronger. He recorded and released his first CD, Egyptian Oasis, in 1986. He had the opportunity to tour in and travel to 25 countries in Africa. Eventually, Blue moved back to New York in the 1990s and has stayed there ever since. Upon his arrival back in the States, Blue recorded his second album Taja. His latest album was released in 2017 and was called Amour.
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Talk | We Shall Overcome: On James Baldwin


All the grief, grit, and unassailable dignity of the civil rights movement are evoked in this illustrated edition of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, with photographs by Steve Schapiro. Together, Baldwin’s frank account of the black experience and Schapiro’s vital images offer poetic and potent testimony to one of the most important struggles of American society. Steve Schapiro is a distinguished photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Look, Paris Match, and People, and are found in many museum collections.
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Concert | NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode


Turning the Tables—the ongoing partnership between NPR Music that seeks to reframe the popular music canon to honor unacknowledged voices—returns. This year, they explore the work of female artists who originated and shaped recorded music from its earliest days to the 1960s, in jazz, blues, gospel, classical, and Latinx music. Tonight’s performance, The Motherlode, celebrates the musical contributions of eight women—their names revealed at the show—whose towering contributions shaped the paths of all who followed. Selecting from the rich songbooks of these artists will be an outstanding group of contemporary performers, including Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright, under the musical direction of multiple Grammy Award–winner and two-time Turning the Tables honoree Terri Lyne Carrington.
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Concerts, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, NPR Music&rsquo;s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode

Play | Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama


The Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
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Movie in a Park | En el séptimo día (2017): Soccer as Savior (Outdoors)


A group of undocumented Mexican immigrants work long hours six days a week, and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Brooklyn. Director: Jim McKay Stars: Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez, Abel Perez 92 min. 7PM: Cultural performances. Film starts at nightfall.
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Movie in a Park | Johnny English Strikes Again (2018): James Bond Parody (Outdoors)


After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker. Director: David Kerr Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko 89 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.
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Concert | Fela! The Concert


Full of energy in constant motion, Fela! The Concert radiates joy and leaves audiences on their feet wanting more. The sensual, eclectic sounds and powerful lyrics of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat, prove why he became one of the worlds most celebrated and rebellious music legends. Set against a soaring canvas of projected images, Fela! The Concert is driven by the electrifying rhythms from a live 10-piece Afrobeat band, with nine singers and dancers who bring to life Fela’s provocative spirit. Fela! The Concert features members of the original Broadway cast from the highly acclaimed Tony Award-winning production Fela.
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Movie in a Park | Little Miss Sunshine (2006): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear (Outdoors)


A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris 101 min.
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Movie in a Parks, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Little Miss Sunshine (2006): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989): With Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee (Outdoors)


On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. 120 min.
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