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40 free events take place on Friday, July 26 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 26 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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free events nyc Party and Movie: The 40th Anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain
free events nyc Afrobeat, Jazz, and Funk by Broadway Musician (in a Park)
free events nyc Fefita La Grande, One of the Most Important Dominican Musicians - Outdoors
free events nyc Internationally Known Conductor: Works by Brahms and Stravinsky
free events nyc Silent Disco - Outdoors
free events nyc Cabaret in the Park
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
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Workshops, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Tai Chi

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 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Workshops, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Gallery Talk | Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection: Exhibition Tour (online)


A virtual docent-led exploration and discussion of several works in the Morgan's exhibition. Look closely at some of the highlights from the exhibition, exploring master drawings assembled by collector Clement C. Moore that make up one of the preeminent collections of Dutch drawings.
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Gallery Talks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection: Exhibition Tour (online)

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Russ Kassoff.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Piano in the Park

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Exhibitions


A public tour of the current exhibitions, Francesc Tosquelles: Avant-Garde Psychiatry and the Birth of Art Brut and Somewhere to Roost, led by gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, 2 Folk Art Exhibitions

Film | Death Wish (1974): action-thriller


Once a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey snaps when intruders break into his home, murdering his wife and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Arizona, lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic. Director: Michael Winner Cast: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Stuart Margolin, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats
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Films, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Death Wish (1974): action-thriller

Film | The Terminal (2004) Directed by Steven Spielberg, Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Stanley Tucci


When Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European tourist, arrives at JFK in New York, war breaks out in his country and he finds himself caught up in international politics. Because of the war, the Department of Homeland Security won't let him enter or exit the United States. He's trapped at JFK -- indefinitely. While living at the airport, Viktor falls for a flight attendant. She may have feelings for him too. But what good is love if Viktor can't leave the terminal? Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna Steven Spielberg is an American film director, writer, and producer. A major figure of the New Hollywood era and pioneer of the modern blockbuster, he is the most commercially successful director of all time. He is the recipient of various accolades, including three Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and four Directors Guild of America Awards, as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2006, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Seven of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks' films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America. Hanks has received six Academy Award nominations, including two consecutive wins for Best Actor for Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. Recognised for her versatility, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Tony Award. Stanley Tucci is an American actor. Known as a character actor, he has played a wide variety of roles ranging from menacing to sophisticated. Tucci has earned numerous accolades, including six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Tony Award.
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Films, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, The Terminal (2004) Directed by Steven Spielberg, Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Stanley Tucci

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
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Workshops, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation

Film | Oppenheimer (2023) Directed by Christopher Nolan, Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and More


During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh Christopher Nolan is a British and American filmmaker. Known for his Hollywood blockbusters with complex storytelling, Nolan is considered a leading filmmaker of the 21st century. His films have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. The recipient of many accolades, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, and he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time. Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. His early film credits include the horror film 28 Days Later (2002), the dark comedy Intermission (2003), the thriller Red Eye (2005), and more. He played a transgender Irish woman in the comedy-drama Breakfast on Pluto (2005), which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. Murphy began his collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Nolan in 2005, playing Scarecrow in The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012) as well as appearing in Inception (2010) and Dunkirk (2017). For portraying the lead role of J. Robert Oppenheimer in Nolan's Oppenheimer (2023), he earned a second Golden Globe nomination. Emily Blunt is a British actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three British Academy Film Awards. Forbes ranked her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2020. Matt Damon is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. Ranked among Forbes' most bankable stars, the films in which he has appeared have collectively earned over $3.88 billion at the North American box office, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for three British Academy Film Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards. Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has been characterized by critical success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a surge in popular and commercial success later in his career. His films as a leading actor have grossed over $14 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor.
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Films, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Oppenheimer (2023) Directed by Christopher Nolan, Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and More

Dance Performance | Young Dancers with Live Percussion


Get ready for the Young Dancemakers Company performance tour, with original choreography by NYC teen dancers. Based on meaningful personal and social themes, the performance features original music composed by professional musicians, plus live percussion by William Catanzaro. In addition to their own choreography, the company will also perform a piece from the repertoire of Ephrat Asherie Dance. After the show, there will be a live Q&A with the dancers and a chance for you to dance on stage too! About The Company: Established in 1996 by Alice Teirstein, Young Dancemakers Company (YDC) is a unique, tuition-free summer dance ensemble of NYC teens dedicated to creating their own original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts city-wide, for audiences of up to 2000 individuals each season. Company members, selected annually by audition, are drawn from throughout NYC public high schools. Through daily intensive training and rehearsal sessions, led by Artistic Director Jessica Gaynor, the company creates original choreography based on meaningful personal and social themes.
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Dance Performances, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Young&nbsp;Dancers with Live Percussion

Film | First Man (2018): Neil Armstrong Biopic, with Ryan Gosling


A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke 141 min. Movie starts at sunset
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Films, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, First Man (2018): Neil Armstrong Biopic, with Ryan Gosling

Workshop | Dance for Every Body - Outdoors


The Brooklyn-based performance ensemble and dance company Urban Bush Women leads a movement jam/dance class embraces the idea that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency. UBW uses dance as both message and medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development, working to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond.
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Workshop | New Games Social - Outdoors


Curious about a board game or looking to try something new? Hosts will be teaching how to play a wide range of fun board games every Friday.
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Workshop | African American Social Dances, 50s to 70s - Outdoors


Celebrating Urban Bush Women's 40th Anniversary, this performative workshop led by Urban Bush Women's Founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is a fun, fully participatory examination of history through the lens of African American social dances from 1955 through the '70s. UBW uses dance as both message and medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration, and artistic leadership development, working to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. No experience is needed. Come ready to boogie.
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Workshops, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, African American Social Dances, 50s to 70s - Outdoors

Film | Road House (1989): Philosophy Major Turns Bouncer, with Patrick Swayze


A bouncer is hired to clean up the baddest honky tonk in a Missouri town. Armed with a black belt in karate and a degree in philosophy, he sets out to tame the Double Deuce for its owner. Director: Rowdy Herrington Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott 116 min.
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Films, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Road House (1989): Philosophy Major Turns Bouncer, with Patrick Swayze

Dance Performance | Kinetic Light: A Disability Dance Performance


Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson curl into themselves on the floor of a black studio. Alice lies back to the floor, legs and torso cradling Laurel who is lying on Alice’s belly and curling into a tight ball. Their eyes are closed and they are embracing a gentle moment. Alice is a multiracial black woman with coffee-colored skin and short, curly blonde hair. Laurel is a white person with short cut brown hair wearing laced ankle braces. Their metallic jumpsuits glint rainbows in the studio lighting. This is a disability arts performance in celebration of Disability Pride Month and July 26, the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 34 years ago. Welcome the disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light. Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson from Kinetic Light will be presenting a work-in-progress excerpt from their newest dance work, The Next T.i.M.es, and additional Kinetic Light works. Working in the disciplines of art, technology, design, and dance, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the nexus of access, queerness, disability, dance, and race. The company is led by disabled artists; disabled artists create, design, and perform the work. Their work speaks to and emerges from disability aesthetics and disability culture, and it is connected to the rich traditions and exciting contemporary conversations of disabled artists in all artistic fields.
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Dance Performances, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Kinetic Light: A Disability Dance Performance

Movie in a Park | Party and Movie: The 40th Anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain


2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Prince's legendary album and movie Purple Rain. Mark this momentous anniversary with a dance party tribute from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as a DJ plays Prince hits, and the film screening begins at sundown. This is an unforgettable celebration of art, culture, and community in the heart of Brooklyn's waterfront. Please bring your own picnic blanket for the lawn; lawn chairs are not allowed on the lawn. Outside food welcome, but a reminder that no glass or outside alcohol is permitted in the Park.
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Movie in a Parks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Party and Movie: The 40th Anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain

Play | Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Shipwrecked Stranger -- in the Park


This lush production pulls on the heart strings when a young woman is shipwrecked on a strange land and must disguise herself as a man to survive. It's a story of loss, identity and, finally, love hard won. There's also music and singing! With the Hudson Classical Theater Company.
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Movie in a Park | Moulin Rouge! (2001): Oscar-Winning Musical Set in 1890s Paris, with Nicole Kidman


A poor Bohemian poet in 1890s Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan and nightclub star coveted by a jealous duke. Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo 127 min.
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Movie in a Parks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Moulin Rouge! (2001): Oscar-Winning Musical Set in 1890s Paris, with Nicole Kidman
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Plays, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, A Famous Tragedy

Concert | Afrobeat, Jazz, and Funk by Broadway Musician (in a Park)


The London-born, Lagos-raised, and New York-based Michael Olatuja has worked with Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, AngElique Kidjo, Shakira, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Hugh Masekela, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, and many others. He's also a major presence in the bands of Broadway, films scores of directors like Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. In this outdoor performance, he shares selections from his acclaimed Lagos Pepper Soup album and brand-new songs that blend energetic Afrobeat, jazz, and funk into what Olatuja calls "a zesty, sonic stew that honors the ancient Xulu word umbuntu, which means, 'we are all connected.'"
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Afrobeat, Jazz, and Funk by Broadway Musician (in a Park)

Concert | Americana Concert in the Park


Brooklyn Americana Music curates a taste of their award-winning festival with this all ages concert. Celebrating 10 years, their annual festival curates a blend of internationally recognized and up-and-coming music artists. Enjoy live performances from: 7:00 PM: Jan Bell & The Maybelles Jan Bell and her band The Maybelles are Independent Music Award winners. Three part harmony, original country and Americana on fiddle, banjo, guitar and upright bass. 8:00 PM: Tyrone Cotton Tyrone Cotton plays folk, blues, soul, jazz and rock’n’roll. A fixture on the Louisville music scene for the past 30 years. His grandfather was a Baptist preacher, the Reverend Cleveland Roosevelt Williams, who sang with near-illegal charm, and was Cotton’s first musical hero. Other influences include Smokey Robinson, Guy Clark, and Sam Cooke, although he draws his greatest inspiration from Bob Dylan, of whom Cotton says, “He’s the mountain!” – Americana UK. 8:45 PM: Mike Younger Mike Younger is a seasoned recording artist and troubadour in the blues, folk, country and rock n roll traditions who started out as a street musician. He was ‘discovered’ busking in New Orleans by country legend Rodney Crowell. His latest album ‘Burning the Big Top Down’ was made in Memphis. Younger’s song ‘ Poisoned Rivers’ was a rallying call during his activism at Standing Rock, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Now based in Nashville TN, where he and his lady raise livestock on a small acreage and are bee keepers.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Americana Concert in the Park

Concert | Dynamic Hip-Hop/Jazz Band from Jersey City


First Life is a dynamic hip-hop/jazz band formed in the heart of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. The group features four talented members: Adam Lomeo on guitar, André Mayes on turntables, Emilio Guarino on bass, and Lateef Dameer on the MPC/drum machine. First Life emerged from a vibrant scene of performances and collaborations in record shops and local clubs, extending their reach from New Jersey to Brooklyn. Their unique blend of genres and exceptional musicianship has quickly set them apart in the hip hop music scene.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Dynamic Hip-Hop/Jazz Band from Jersey City

Jazz | Endea Owens, Bassist for Stephen Colbert's Late Show Band


Owens is seen nightly on Colbert's show.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Endea Owens, Bassist for Stephen Colbert's Late Show Band

Concert | R&B Concert in the Park


Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Diya Drake & Naomi Jay, a stylistically unique R&B Duo who has been singing, performing, and playing in sync from small open mics to large performance settings. Throughout the course of the Duo’s union, they have been granted the opportunity of performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, R&B Concert in the Park

Play | Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Shipwrecked Stranger -- in a Parking Lot


Shakespeare's comedic tale of mistaken identities, love, and festive revelry. The story begins with Viola, who is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother, Sebastian, has drowned. Disguised as a man named Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino, who is in love with Lady Olivia. However, Olivia falls for Cesario, unaware of Viola's true identity. Meanwhile, Viola harbors her own feelings for Orsino. The subplot involves Olivia's drunken uncle, Sir Toby, who schemes with others to humiliate the pompous steward, Malvolio. The confusion culminates in comic misunderstandings, leading to Sebastian's unexpected arrival. The play concludes with multiple marriages, the revelation of true identities, and a celebration of love and harmony. Presented by the Drilling Company.
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Musicals, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, A Musical, Finding Strengh in Overcoming Tragedy
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Plays, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Drama, Themes of Life and Death, Family and More

Performance | Fabric Softener: Performance Art Inspired by Toni Morrison


Asia Stewart's Fabric Softener is a theatrical response to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, offering an imagined ritual with the power to revive young Black women and insist on their survival. Stewart draws on three characters from the many who populate Morrison's 1977 novel: Pilate, her daughter Reba, and granddaughter Hagar. In the original text, Hagar dies of a broken heart after deeming herself unworthy of love, beauty, and acceptance. In her performance, punctuated by musical outbursts of spirituals and passages from the novel, Stewart presents three new characters who are not recreations of these women but are instead archetypes: The Laundress, The Celebrant, and The Witness. The performance begins as The Celebrant and The Witness prepare The Laundress for an intervention: a baptism, a becoming, and a funeral for what used to be and can no longer exist.
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Concert | Fefita La Grande, One of the Most Important Dominican Musicians - Outdoors


Over 70 years of creating and performing, Manuela Josefa Cabrera Taveras, better known as Fefita La Grande, has established herself as one of the most important figures in Dominican music. As a pioneer of the art of merengue t?pico, the rustic variation of merengue unique to the Dominican Republic, she is a rare female champion of the accordion, paving the way for countless other women in an otherwise male-dominated profession. Fefita has also earned considerable renown as a celebrated vocalist and phenomenally popular composer and lyricist, whose rendition of the traditional folk song "La Chiflera" is considered emblematic of t?pico's appeal. Her ability to reinvent her sound has kept Fefita's work freshly appreciated across generations, as proven by recent collaborations with stars like Milly Quezada and Krisspy. Fefita's Lincoln Center premiere on the big stage offers audiences an opportunity to witness the Queen of Merengue T?pico at her creative height.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Fefita La Grande, One of the Most Important Dominican Musicians - Outdoors

Classical Music | Internationally Known Conductor: Works by Brahms and Stravinsky


Program: Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Louis W. Ballard Incident at Wounded Knee Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella Travel through time in this thought-provoking program of intricate musical narratives, led by dynamic conductor Kazem Abdullah. Relish in Brahms's spirited Violin Concerto with the brilliant Benjamin Beilman, recipient of a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and featured soloist for The Avery Fisher Legacy Concert. Reflect on Indigenous histories and melodies with Incident at Wounded Knee by Quapaw-Cherokee composer Louis W. Ballard, who is largely regarded as the father of Native American composition. To cap off the evening, take pleasure in the music of Stravinsky's irresistibly playful ballet, Pulcinella, inspired by commedia dell'arte characters of Italian improvised theater. Kazem Abdullah, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin Heather Buck, soprano Chris Lysack, tenor Edwin Jhamal Davis, bass
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Internationally Known Conductor: Works by Brahms and Stravinsky

Concert | Guitarist, Composer, Sound Artist


Guitarist, composer, producer, and sound artist Rafiq Bhatia makes sculptural, meticulously crafted music that finds common ground among ecstatic avant-garde jazz, mournful soul, fractured beats, and building-shaking electronics. “He treats his guitar, synthesizers, drum machines and electronic effects as architectural elements,” quotes The New York Times.
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Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Guitarist, Composer, Sound Artist

Dance Performance | Traditional African Dance in a Park


EVIDENCE, A Dance Company seamlessly integrates traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Founded in Brooklyn in 1985 by Director Ronald K. Brown, EVIDENCE provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs, and uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture.
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Dance Performances, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Traditional African Dance in a Park

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare Comedy Outdoors


The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream starring comedian Russell Peters. This production of A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where four young lovers, a troupe of rude mechanicals and mischievous fairies find themselves entangled in a web of romantic chaos within a mystical forest. Having sold-out arenas around the world, including MSG and Barclays Center, this performance will mark Peters' stage and Shakespearean debut.
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Plays, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare Comedy Outdoors

Movie in a Park | The Golden Ball (1994): Chasing His Soccer Dreams


In the heart of Guinea, 12-year-old Bandian, known as “Turbo Makono” for his lightning speed, dreams of soccer stardom. Gifted a genuine leather ball by a visiting French doctor, Bandian’s journey kicks off as he flees to Conakry, the capital. There, his remarkable talent catches the eye of scouts, propelling him onto the national team. With his eyes set on the horizon, Bandian is determined to chase his soccer dreams to the fullest. Directed by Cheik Doukouré  With Salif Keïta, Agnès Soral, Aboucar Sidiki Soumah 93 min. In French and Malinké with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, The Golden Ball (1994): Chasing His Soccer Dreams

Movie in a Park | Jumanji: The Next Level (2019): Board Game Adventure with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black


The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. Director: Jake Kasdan Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Jumanji: The Next Level (2019): Board Game Adventure with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black

Dancing | Silent Disco - Outdoors


Strut your stuff under the stars as the popular Silent Disco series returns to NYC's largest outdoor dance floor with the famous ten-foot disco ball!
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Dancings, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Silent Disco - Outdoors

Cabaret | Cabaret in the Park


Featuring Justin Vivian Bond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 26, 2024, 07/26/2024, Cabaret in the Park
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Dance Performance | Highly-Acclaimed Dancer/Choreographer

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Musical | A Musical, Finding Strengh in Overcoming Tragedy

Regular Price: $64
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