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All events, things to do on June 5, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Bestselling author Allison Pearson discusses her book How Hard Can It Be?
free events nyc Sex and the City and Us: Iconic Show's 20th Anniversary
free events nyc The Festival Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven and more
free events nyc Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health
free events nyc Lady Bird (2017): 5 Oscar nominations
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A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Tai Chi in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Yoga Outdoors
Lesson |
Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lessons, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Chinese chess
Lesson |
Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lessons, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Chinese chess
Workshop |
A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop
Workshop |
At the end of the class you’ll learn the basics and beyond. Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Beginner's Crochet Class
Reading |
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in a beautiful courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Garden Reading
Lecture |
It was June 1968 and Senator Bobby Kennedy was running for President of the United States. The people adored him, but the political establishment and big business saw him as a threat. He had championed the poor and exploited, and wanted America out of the Vietnam War: so he had made many enemies, among them the Mafia and CIA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Robert F. Kennedy: The End of an American Dream
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Concert |
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. Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and Classic Tin Pan Alley piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz
Workshop |
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Public Speaking
Tour |
An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
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Mahjong, the popular game of skill, strategy, and luck, was created in China and has been beloved by Americans since the 1920s. With similarities to rummy card games, mahjong is played using beautiful tiles by groups of four people. Join the fun! Play the strategy game or learn while you play. All are welcome, from novices to experienced players and are welcome to play free of charge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Play Mahjong
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Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Drop-In Chess
Author Reading |
Sarah Ruhl's plays include Stage Kiss, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee for best new play), The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play, (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes award); and Melancholy Play (a musical with Todd Almond). She will be joined by Tony-nominated actor Kathleen Chalfant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl discusses her book For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
Lecture |
A lecture on heart health and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Lectures, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, The importance of a healthy heart
Opening Reception |
Featuring: Ronaldo Aguiar Patricia Beary Elizabeth Nahum-Albright Cathy Wilson Ramin Martin E. Rich Bill Travis John Paul Evans (pictured)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Solo Shows by Seven Photographers
Opening Reception |
Artists Sara Coffin and Dani Levine both work with distinct methods of reasoning. Things are measured, balanced, weighed, tested. Colors are matched or suspended. Surfaces are scouted and developed. But the work always exceeds its parameters, and they work this way knowing an accumulation will acure. In a kind of single-minded push forward revelation only appears when all pieces align on top of which they were meant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, The Hard Problem: Making Art by Aligning the Pieces
Poetry Reading |
Bellevue Literary Review, published by the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, is unique in bringing together the intersection of medicine and literature. To celebrate the publication of the latest issue, editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings by poets Rachel Hadas and Elisavet Makridis, along with poetry editor Jason Schneiderman.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Bellevue Literary Review A Reading to Celebrate the New Issue
Author Reading |
In Morgan Matson's novel, Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Save the Date: Making a Perfect Family Weekend
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Allison Pearson's debut novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, sold four million copies around the world. It introduced Kate Reddy, a woman as sharp as she was funny. Seven years later, Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Bestselling author Allison Pearson discusses her book How Hard Can It Be?
Workshop |
Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Tuesday Trivia
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Meditation at the Library
Classical Music |
Program: David Fulmer (b. 1950) new work for string quartet (2017) (New York premiere) George Lewis (b. 1952) String Quartet No. 1.5: Experiments in Living (2016) Eliza Brown String Quartet No. 1 (2011 rev. 2013) (New York premiere)   Declared “one of Chicago’s most adventurous chamber ensembles...” (Chicago Tribune), the forward-thinking Spektral Quartet makes their venue debut. With a program of works composed in the last decade, including a quartet written for them by notable Columbia faculty member George Lewis, this is an important opportunity to experience the group’s acclaimed artistry. Performers: Clara Lyon violin Maeve Feinberg violin Doyle Armbrust viola Russell Rolen cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Spektral Quartet performs works by contemporary composers
Book Discussion |
In her new memoir, Sick, Porochista Khakpour recounts a lifetime of misdiagnoses that left her riddled with anxiety about an unknown cause. When she ultimately learns of her late-stage lyme disease, she embarks on an arduous and emotional quest for a cure that takes her from New York to Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Germany, all the while meditating on the physical and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life. “This is a book that throws me into the time of my own being,” writes poet and novelist Eileen Myles. She will join Khakpour for a conversation about what it takes to write one’s way through illness.  Khakpour was an arts and entertainment journalist early in her career. She is a contributor of personal essays to The New York Times about her experiences as Iranian-American and Islamic popular culture. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, How do you survive an illness when the source of the ailment can’t be named?
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: FeketePROJECTS Megan Harrold Diana Skerbec
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Poetry Reading |
Featuring the poets: Kathleen Ossip Terrance Hayes Reginald Dwayne Betts, David Baker
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, The Poets of The Kenyon Review
Author Reading |
Set in the brutally unforgiving landscape of Box Elder County, Utah, Rae DelBianco's contemporary western follows a pair of down and out twin siblings who struggle to save their ranch after a loner kills four of their cattle. Find out why Publishers Weekly praises Rough Animals as a "furious and electric debut… the novel succeeds as a viscerally evoked and sparely plotted fever dream."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Rough Animals: A Conetemporary Western Novel
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Forty very short stories that reimagine the genre of crime writing from some of today’s most imaginative and thrilling writers. Hosted by editors Nadxieli Nieto and Lincoln Michel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder
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These days, our health and well-being are sorted through an ever-expanding, profit-seeking financial complex that monitors, controls, and commodifies our very existence. Howard Waitzkin talks about all this in his book, in which he and other noted health-care professionals, scholars, and activists have written down their inside knowledge of the medical system: what’s wrong, how it got this way, and what we can do to heal it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health
Author Reading |
Sex and the City and Us by bestselling author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong marks the iconic show’s twentieth anniversary. Armstrong draws on exclusive interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Michael Patrick King, Darren Star, HBO and author Candace Bushnell, to bring us the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Sex and the City and Us: Iconic Show's 20th Anniversary
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Jahna Ferron-Smith is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, This Land Was Made: A New Full-Length Play
Screening |
The young social entrepreneur Adam Harris was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at five years old. Drawing on his experiences, he founded AsIAm, an organization that supports people with autism and educates institutions and the general public to become more sensitive about the condition.  Adam brings that conversation to New York, with a screening of the film and a moving and inspiring discussion of autism, stigma, and the important work AsIAm is doing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Screenings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Autism and Me (2017): documentary film and conversation
Film |
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Director: Greta Gerwig. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet. Rated R. 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Lady Bird (2017): 5 Oscar nominations
Play |
Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) directs a sumptuous new production of Othello. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production. May 29-June 3; June 5-9; June 14-18; June 20-24.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama
Classical Music |
Max Lifchitz conducts the North/South Chamber Orchestra in a program featuring works by composers from Mexico, Brazil and the US. Guitarist Jordan Dodson will appear as soloist in the NY Premiere of Alejandro Basulto’s (b.1984) Jig Variations. Also on the program works by Ofer Ben-Amots (b.1955), Rodolfo Coelho de Souza (b.1952) and more. About the Performers Since 1980, North/South Consonance has garnered widespread praise for its eloquent performances of music by composers of our time. The Philadelphia Inquirer praised  them for "enthusiastic performances...enough to express the boiling power of the music",The Washington Post declared that their music contains "intriguing instrumental works, works that span the emotions from pain to ecstasy." New York Times praised Max Lifchitz for his "clean, measured and sensitive performances".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Chamber orchestra performs works by composers from Mexico, Brazil and more
Classical Music |
The Festival Chamber Orchestra; Lutz Rath, conductor; Robert Ingliss, oboe soloist. Program: Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Concerto in D major for Oboe and Small Orchestra (1945) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony # 1 in C major, op. 21 (1801) Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) Concert Romanesc (1951) About the Program The Concerto in D major for Oboe and Small Orchestra was written by Richard Strauss in 1945. It was one of the last works he composed near the end of his life, during what is often described by biographers, journalists and music critics as his "Indian summer." Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, an early patron of the composer. The piece was published in 1801 by Hoffmeister & Kühnel of Leipzig. It is not known exactly when Beethoven finished writing this work, but sketches of the finale were found to be from 1795. Ligeti’s Concert românesc or Romanian Concerto was completed in 1951 although it was not performed publically until 1971 due to the conservative confines of mid-century Hungary. in 1949, Ligeti began transcribing Romanian folk songs from wax cylinder recordings at the Folklore Institute in Budapest. These melodies, and the musical memories from his childhood in Romania, directly inspired his Romanian Concerto. He was able to hear the work performed during an orchestral rehearsal, but public performance was banned. While music based on folksong was permitted, even encouraged, Ligeti’s Concerto was considered too modernist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, The Festival Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven and more
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Amanda Keating is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Staged Readings, June 05, 2018, 06/05/2018, Teach/Teach: A New Full-Length Play
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