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Escape the bustle of the city with sunrise yoga in the morning light. Mondays at 7:30 am, June 5 - July 31
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Sunrise Abhaya Yoga
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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Start your morning with a peaceful mind. Primordial Sound Meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Morning Meditation
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating. Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Broadway Dance
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Strengthen the whole body through instructor-lead rhythmic movement and aerobic, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous workout to great music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Group Exercise
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Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Beginner Language Class: French
Concert |
Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Todd Robbins, Ragtime and Classic Tin Pan Alley Pianist
Book Reading |
Maureen Chiquet is former global CEO of Chanel. Hosted by Alexis Meissner, Head of Securities Services, Americas, HSBC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Readings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Maureen Chiquet reads from her book Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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An in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Harlem Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Book Reading |
When German Jewish psychoanalyst and novelist Hans Keilson, called one “of the world’s very greatest writers” (Francine Prose, The New York Times Book Review), died at the age of 101, a diary was found among his papers that covers the nine months he spent in hiding with a Dutch resistance group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Readings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Translator Damion Searls discusses the book Hans Keilson’s 1944 Diary
Film |
Stars: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed. Set in 19th-century Europe and New Zealand, this sweeping romance tells the story of two beautiful sisters, one headstrong and one gentle, as well as the man who marries one even though he loves the other. 131 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Victor Saville's Green Dolphin Street (1947): Special Effects Oscar Winner
Talk |
Cesare Civetta, conductor, presents the tumultuous life and times of Charlie Chaplin, once the most famous man in the world. It includes little known information about Chaplin’s fascinating private life and excerpts from 19 Chaplin films, including his anti-Hitler film, The Great Dictator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
$5
Talks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, A Celebration of Charlie Chaplin
Screening |
Jacqueline Jonée, the world's première concert pianist drag diva, presents an up close and personal screening of her 2009 HD video biography that brings  to the concert stage Liberace’s life, from his humble beginnings in smalltown Wisconsin, to his rise as TV’s first matinée idol, to his conquest of the recording industry and to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas, and Radio City Music Hall, and his comeback after being denied work due to accusations of homosexuality during the McCarthy era. The screening will be followed by a live encore presentation by Ms. Jonée and a question and answer session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Screenings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, A Date with Liberace, with Concert Pianist-Drag Diva Jacqueline Jonée
Gallery Talk |
A guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Gallery Tour: Infinity of Nations
Workshop |
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling Life With Meditation
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Tai chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. Tai chi fosters the ability to face the world with openness and fearlessness and find the sacred dimension of everyday life.This workshop will be facilitated by Dino Blanche, who has been a teacher of tai chi, jujitsu and self defense for over 40 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Early Evening Tai Chi
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Radha Pandey gives a presentation and demonstration on Islamic Papermaking using traditional Islamic-world papermaking techniques including fiber preparation. There will be time for Q&A with hands-on examples of Islamic papers and equipment. Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer with an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book specializing in Western, Eastern & Islamic Papermaking. Her artist’s books are held in 35 public collections including the Library of Congress and Yale University. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Traditional Islamic Papermaking
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, High Line Tour
Screening |
Jacqueline Jonée, the world's première concert pianist drag diva, presents an up close and personal screening of her 2009 HD video biography that brings  to the concert stage Liberace’s life, from his humble beginnings in smalltown Wisconsin, to his rise as TV’s first matinée idol, to his conquest of the recording industry and to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas, and Radio City Music Hall, and his comeback after being denied work due to accusations of homosexuality during the McCarthy era. The screening will be followed by a live encore presentation by Ms. Jonée and a question and answer session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, A Date with Liberace, with Concert Pianist-Drag Diva Jacqueline Jonée
Workshop |
Pair a beverage with a new creative skill at weekly craft classes. Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! Join us for free adult craft classes to learn the basics of painting, embroidery, origami, and more! Hosted by CraftJam and Paint and Sip Studio New York. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase by those 21+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Crafts and Cocktails
Workshop |
Mah Jongg Socials, led by Linda Fisher, throughout the summer. Basic instruction included.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Mah Jongg Social
Park Walk |
From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the park is filled with public art. Join Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress for an insider's view of the current Mutations exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Park Walks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Art Tour: Mutations
Talk |
Peter Sellars will address how international cultural interaction has become essential to a shared future – enlarging the national experience, generating knowledge of world conditions, and stimulating artistic work for the new century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Peter Sellars, Acclaimed Theater Director
Gallery Talk |
Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrijcic-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday, and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Exhibition Tour: Other Homes
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture traces the story of aging in the United States over the course of the last half century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Lawrence R. Samuel discusses his book Aging in America: A Cultural History
Slide Lecture |
A presentation of sports photographs that show the pictures, the behind the scenes , and the process of how the sports photographs were captured. Speaker Al Bello is the Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in North America. He has photographed sports and people in sport worldwide for the last 29 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Sports Photography: Capturing the Moment
Book Discussion |
The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed typescript of Claude McKay’s final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay’s life and work, Amiable with Big Teeth centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. Coeditors Brent Hayes Edwards and Jean-Christophe Cloutier will be joined by a panel of scholars and writers to discuss the significance of Amiable with Big Teeth for our understanding of McKay’s career, black internationalism, and Popular Front politics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Amiable with Big Teeth
Workshop |
Use the pier for your workout. Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. Mondays at 7 pm, June 5 – August 7  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Ballet Barre
Book Reading |
In discussion with NBC News and MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki, journalist John R. Bohrer presents a groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. The Revolution of Robert Kennedy charts Kennedy's journey as he sought to define his own legacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, John R. Bohrer reads from his book The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Erin Morgenstern.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, The Night Circus
Book Reading |
From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Roxane Gay discusses her book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Staged Reading |
Second Monday Social is a monthly event where they strive to build a community of artists wgo can explore new work and get to know each other. Writers will share new works in progress cast with actors that have come to SECOND MONDAY SOCIAL. Everyone is welcome for, what will be a fun and exciting place to see old friends, get to know new artists, share exciting new work, explore the craft and....meet new plays!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Second Monday Social: Come Experience New Plays
Concert |
Program: SCHUBERT Kyrie (from Mass in G) BURLEIGH “My Lord, What a Mornin’” PUCCINI Gloria (from Messa di Gloria) TRADITIONAL “Adinu” (Sufi chant arr. Quadros & Abu-Khader) GOUNOD Sanctus/Benedictus (from St. Cecilia Mass) SMITH “Now I Walk in Beauty” MOZART Agnus Dei (from Coronation Mass) BACH Dona Nobis Pacem (from Mass in B Minor) The Big Sing, the New York Choral Consortium’s annual season-ending sing-in, is an opportunity for New York choral singers to perform together – whether they are members of the consortium’s 65-plus member choruses or not. All are welcome to the event. The singers will perform in the cathedral’s great choir and stalls, accompanied by organ and piano. At last year’s Big Sing, more than 400 singers (and listeners) attended.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, The Big Sing: Presented by the New York Choral Consortium
Comedy Club |
Actress and Emmy Award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS' Sunday Morning) curates / hosts "The Mosquito," her fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music.  Nancy Giles, who starred on ABC-TV's China Beach and Delta series, will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, The Mosquito Comedy/Variety Show
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Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary. Runs May 23-28, May 30-June 3, June 6-13 and June 15-18.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power
Opera |
Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias and duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders. Recipient of the 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, soprano Susanna Phillips frequently appears at the Metropolitan Opera, this past season starring as Clémence in Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin and Musetta in La Bohème, a role she will reprise next season. Since her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 as Suzy in La Rondine, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong has appeared with the company in more than 50 performances, including Hermia in The Enchanted Island and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and the Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Page in Lulu, among others. Winner of the 2009 Richard Tucker Award, tenor Stephen Costello has already been seen in seven roles at the Metropolitan Opera since his 2007 debut, including Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Lord Richard Percy in Anna Bolena, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Dan Saunders has performed in recital with Jessye Norman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Tatiana Troyanos, and Thomas Allen; and with violinist Eugen Fodor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Metropolitan Opera stars perform beloved arias and duets
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, June 12, 2017, 06/12/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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