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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 12, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 56 free events take place on June 12 in New York City.

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on June 12, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Concert | Dierks Bentley, Country Singer


The Arizona-born country singer has has 15 number ones on the country charts, including "Say You Do," "Somewhere on a Beach" and "Different for Girls." His latest album is The Mountain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dierks Bentley, Country Singer

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Tai Chi Class


Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan want you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Tai Chi Class

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Kundalini Yoga

Workshop | Knitting and Crocheting Circle


Please bring your own supplies. Pattern books will be provided to peruse and get inspiration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Yoga Outdoors

Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | Zumba Gold 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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!


Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Yoga Outdoors

Workshop | Beginner's Crochet Class


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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Beginner's Crochet Class

Reading | Garden 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 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Garden Reading

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


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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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Screening | Reel in the Closet (2015): Documentary


A film tech discovers the real lives of queer people in the past by restoring hundreds of never before seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. But time is running out to save what's left before the films are destroyed by unknowing or unaccepting families of those who made them. Director: Stu Maddux. Starring Tom Ammiano, Barbara Gittings, David Imming. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Reel in the Closet (2015): Documentary

Film | Game Night (2018): Black Comedy


A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Game Night (2018): Black Comedy

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. Dona Carter is a pianist, composer, and music educator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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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Tours, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Knitting in the Park

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Workshop | Play Mahjong


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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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Play Mahjong

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


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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Author Reading | Dance & Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries


Dr. Dana Mills will discuss her book. Mills is an activist, political and dance theorist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dance & Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries

Book Club | Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man


The novel chronicles the travels of its narrator, a young, nameless black man, as he moves through the hellish levels of American intolerance and cultural blindness. Novelist, literary critic, and scholar, Ralph Ellison (1913-1994) is best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986). For The New York Times, the best of these essays in addition to the novel put him "among the gods of America's literary Parnassus."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

Discussion | Financial Planning for Same Sex Households


The Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 made same sex marriage the legal in all 50 states. What does this mean for those who are not married or are considering marriage? Marriage is a very personal decision with important legal and financial implications, especially for households considering a family with children, whether by foster parenting, adoption, surrogacy, or in vitro fertilization. Thom Chu, J.D. discusses how legal marriage might affect you - for better or worse!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Financial Planning for Same Sex Households

Workshop | Tuesday Trivia


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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Workshop | Meditation at the Library


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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Classical Music | Violin Works by Contemporary Composers


Program: Ned Rothenberg (b. 1956) Duo for violin and clarinet (2016) Taylor Brook (b. 1985) Wane for solo violin with four violins (2016) Victor Lowrie Duo for violin and viola (2015) Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980) Dissolve, O my Heart (2010) Reiko Füting (b. 1970) tanz.tanz for solo violin (2010) Violinist Olivia De Prato has performed a as member of the Mivos Quartet and Ensemble Signal. This concert highlights the “enchanting violinist” (Messaggero Veneto), joined by a cast of talented colleagues, as both a soloist and chamber musician in a program of virtuosic works. Performers Olivia De Prato violin Ludovica Burtone violin Pala Garcia violin Marina Kifferstein violin Elena Moon Park violin Victor Lowrie viola Ned Rothenberg clarinet
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Violin Works by Contemporary Composers

Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, HIIT Workshop

Workshop | Pilates in the Park


Join Melissa Ricci of Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy. Bring your own mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-July 24, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water. Every Tuesday from June 5-September 11, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga in the Evening


Come to a beautiful park for a yoga class. This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Every Tuesday from June 5-August 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Immigrant (1916): silent comedy short


The film stars Charlie Chaplin's “Tramp” character as an immigrant coming to the United States accused of theft on his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman along the way. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Immigrant (1916): silent comedy short

Classical Music | A Tribute to the Music of André Singer: A Concert and Talk


An evening dedicated to the extraordinary, but little known music of André Singer (1907-1996). The young piano Trio Artio will perform several pieces for cello, piano and violin to showcase Singer's extraordinary chamber music. The evening will be introduced by Dr. Susanne Korbel of the Graz-based Center for Jewish Studies, and it will be moderated by Professor Gerold Gruber, exil.arte's founding director and the chair of the exil.arte Center at the mdw, which is the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. George Wolf, a Holocaust survivor who was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Brno, will share personal stories and memories of André Singer of whom he was a close friend. Serbian composer André (Andreas) Singer attended the mdw in 1925 to study composition with Joseph Marx and piano with Paul Weingarten. Singer was deputy director at the Belgrade Opera. In Vienna, he co-founded and wrote texts and compositions as Otto Andreas for the cabaret Literatur am Naschmarkt. In the United States, André took up theater work. In addition, he organized cabaret programs with refugee artists such as From Vienna or Reunion in New York. He served in the Army, helping to organize musical radio programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, A Tribute to the Music of André Singer: A Concert and Talk

Book Club | Orange Horses: Irish Epic


From island life in the far west of Ireland, to dingy student accommodation in the center of London, from the War of Independence to the IRA letter-bombing campaign in England in the 1970s, and from the impoverished life of rural farmers to the world of successful young writers and passionate artists, author Maeve Kelly's Orange Horses tells the stories of a diverse and fascinating range of characters. Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Every Tuesday from June 5-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


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: Lindsay L Benedict Qei Ko Mara Moss
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress

Talk | Photographer Talk: Amani Willett


A talk by Brooklyn-based photographer Amani Willett.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Photographer Talk: Amani Willett

Poetry Reading | The Poets of Ravenna Press


Featuring the poets: Anne Lovering Rounds Joannie Stangeland Jefferson Navicky Joanna Penn Cooper
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Poetry Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Poets of Ravenna Press

Poetry Reading | A Machine Wrote This Song: Shifting Landscapes


Jennifer Hayashida, former head of Hunter College’s Asian American Studies Program. reads from her debut poetry collection which chronicles the shifts of transnational capital, language, and migrants in language that poet Solmaz Sharif says “shocks us awake.”
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Poetry Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, A Machine Wrote This Song: Shifting Landscapes

Author Reading | The Heirs: Sins of the Past


For 50 years, Eleanor Ritter’s mother Rose has refused to talk about how she survived the Holocaust in Poland and ended up in New Jersey. But now – just as Rose breaks her hip and starts speaking in long-forgotten Polish – Eleanor learns that the parents of her nine-year-old son’s new friend are Polish Catholics, born and raised in that country. Eleanor starts digging into both families’ stories, jeopardizing her already shaky relationships with her mother, her husband, and her children, even as her obsession pushes her to confront the existential questions of American Jews – indeed, of any group that has faced historical persecution: How many generations does guilt carry on? What did your grandparents do to my grandparents? Written by Fran Hawthorne.
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Author Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Heirs: Sins of the Past

Author Reading | AfroSciFi:: 2 Author Read


Bethany C. Morrow and Deji Bryce OIukotun read from their new novels MEM and After the Flare, respectively, and discuss international speculative literature, the evolving world of Afrofuturism, and the inspiration behind their books. 
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Discussion | Immigrant Heritage Month Awareness Event


A brief conversation about Immigrant Heritage Month.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Immigrant Heritage Month Awareness Event

Discussion | Are Democracy and Tolerance on The Decline? Why? And What to Do?


The post-WWII order is fraying: democracy and tolerance are under attack. How has democracy become a devalued concept? Why are populism and xenophobia on the rise in the Western world? Can democracy, liberalism and capitalism survive the current crisis? Or is there a need for an entirely new paradigm? An exceptional panel of experts will analyze the causes of the current historical shift — among them the impact of unprecedented immigration flows; terrorism; the widening gap between citizens and governments; increased financial inequality; loss of cultural identity; the role of education and new technologies. They will address ways to protect democracy, freedom and human rights in the society of the future. With: Adam Gopnik Yascha Mounk Melissa Nobles Manuel Valls
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Are Democracy and Tolerance on The Decline? Why? And What to Do?

Staged Reading | Hockey Messiah: A New Full-Length Play


This reading of a play by Kristin Slaney is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
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Staged Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Hockey Messiah: A New Full-Length Play

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
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Book Discussion | Havoc: Cult Novel from Denmark


Writer Morten Høi Jensen presents a discussion on the Tom Kristensen novel Havoc. A cult classic in Denmark, this 1930 novel follows the rise and fall of promising critic Ole Jastrau as he experiments with Catholicism, alcoholism, and Communism in the disillusioned years of post-war Europe. Novelist Sam Graham-Felsen also contributes to a conversation on this galloping tale of identity and meaning in the midst of self-destruction.
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Book Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Havoc: Cult Novel from Denmark

Play | Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'


In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence. This summer, New York Classical Theatre will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptationt. They will transform the park into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. Tuesdays-Sundays, June 5-24
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Plays, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

Forum | The Supper Club: Dinner Conversations on Meaningful Social and Cultural Criticism


Artist Elia Alba will stage The Supper Club, inviting a select group of artists and cultural leaders of African-American, Latin American, African, South Asian and Caribbean descent for a dinner conversation. Addressing issues of art, life, pop culture, politics, gender and race, her goal is to create forums for meaningful social and cultural criticism, as well as create a critical historical archive, through a broad variety of creative voices, cultural, social, political and economic backgrounds, and a diverse set of critical perspectives. The Supper Club is a multi-faceted art project comprised of an ongoing series of socially engaged dinners in which discussions on race and visual culture have taken place since 2012; photographic portraits of nearly 60 artists of color, who have participated in the dinner conversations; and a book of the portraits and text related to the dinner conversations to be published in October of this year. Since its inception, the dinners have evolved to include over 400 participants. By bringing different perspectives and experiences to the table, the project aims to weigh in on the historical significance of the current moment and the enduring power of art, food, and conversation in our everyday lives. This will be the first time the dinners are open to the public. All conversations will be recorded and photographed, transcribed, and published—both online and as a booklet that will be available later in the year. Members of the public are encouraged to participate as audience members. As such, you'll become both an active listener and observer, being able to wander around the table participants, listen to what they are saying, and be inspired to find new entry points to, and perspectives on, these issues. \
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Forums, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Supper Club: Dinner Conversations on Meaningful Social and Cultural Criticism

Classical Music | Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Debussy's Clair de Lune and more (outdoors)


Ensemble LPR; David Handler, Artistic Director; Ankush Bahl, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin Program David Handler (b. 1980) Title TBD (2018) (World Premiere) Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) Aurora (1999) John Corigliano (b. 1938) The Red Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra (1999) Tchaikovsky (1840-93) Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 (1880) Debussy (1862-1918) Clair de Lune (1890) (arr. Lipton) WQXR HOST:  Paul Cavalconte About the Performers Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed NYC venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. It performs an eclectic spectrum of music—from works by the finest living composers, to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire—and collaborates with distinguished artists from classical and non-classical backgrounds. Ankush Bahl has conducted the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,Virginia Symphony, London Symphonia, Orchestre National de France, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Violinist Tessa Lark has been soloist with the Cincinnati, New Haven, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Cheyenne, Santa Cruz, and Peninsula symphony orchestras, Chinese Opera and Ballet Symphony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Debussy's Clair de Lune and more (outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Black Panther (2018): superhero blockbuster, one of the highest-grossing films of all time (outdoors)


T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. First-come, first-served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Black Panther (2018): superhero blockbuster, one of the highest-grossing films of all time (outdoors)

Musical | Runaways: 40th Anniversary Performance of the Iconic Musical by The Public Theater


The Public Theater presents the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical by Elizabeth Swados. Directed by Sam Pinkleton, with choreography by Ani Taj, and creative advisement by Jeanine Tesori, the performance will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production that first premiered at The Public in 1978 and continues to be a definitive moment in Public Theater history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Musicals, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Runaways: 40th Anniversary Performance of the Iconic Musical by The Public Theater

Classical Music | New York Philharmonic performs in the park: works by Bernstein and more


New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor James Gaffigan, and violinist Frank Huang perform works by Bernstein and more. Program Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)  Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah Jordan Millar Boogie Down Uptown Camryn Cowan Harlem Shake Bernstein (1918-1990)  Camryn Cowan Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Scheherazade About the Performers Founded in 1842, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in the United States and the oldest of the "Big Five" orchestras. The Philharmonic's home is David Geffen Hall, located in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The chief conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra James Gaffigan has appeared with the Netherlands Radio, and BBC symphony orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre national de France among others. Violinist Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. He has performed at Wigmore Hall  (London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), and the Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), Alice Tully Hall among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, New York Philharmonic performs in the park: works by Bernstein and more

Classical Music | The Festival Chamber Ensemble performs pieces by Debussy, Prokofiev and Jean Francaix (outdoors)


The Festival Chamber Ensemble; Mélanie Genin, harp soloist. Program Jean Francaix (1912-1997) Quintet for harp and string trio (1989) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1915) Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Quintet op 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass (1924) About the Program Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp is one of his finest compositions and the first major work written for this combination of the instruments. It was written as a part of Six sonatas for various instruments. The composer was only able to complete three sonatas of the cycle due to his death in 1918. The work premiered in Boston, at Jordan Hall in the New England Conservatory, on November 7, 1916. The performers were members of a wind ensemble called the Longy Club, which had been founded by the principal oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, George Longy. Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953) left Russia in the wake of the 1917 October Revolution, establishing himself in the West with concert tours around the United States and Europe. He lived briefly in New York and Germany, then settled in Paris in 1923. In that epicenter of the musical avant-garde, Prokofiev made a splash with his colorful and incisive scores, especially his ballets. Quintet op 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass is related to his ballet Trapèze.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Festival Chamber Ensemble performs pieces by Debussy, Prokofiev and Jean Francaix (outdoors)

Staged Reading | Girard in the First Grade: A New Full-Length Play


This reading of a play by Ryann Weir is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Girard in the First Grade: A New Full-Length Play
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