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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 17, 2018?

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11 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC) on Sun, June 17, 2018 

All events, things to do on June 17, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
Free
Workshops, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling
Festival |
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. The landmark synagogue as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds. Enjoy outdoor performances of Chinese opera, Chinese folk, klezmer, cantorial, and Puerto Rican folk music. Watch fascinating demonstrations by a Hebrew and a Chinese scribe, Puerto Rican mask maker, and other folk artists. Learn how to braid challah bread, roll dumplings and craft empanadas. Or try your hand at crafts including yarmulke making, mask making, lace making and more. You can also go head-to-head with community mavens in a fierce game of mah jongg. Best of all, kosher egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas will be available for purchase all day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
Performance |
From the artist, Cori Olinghouse: "Grandma is an evening-length performance where I conjure my late Grandma, Addie Lee Holder. Set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, I excavate the effects of television, consumerism, and familial pasts as portals. Until the age of 94, Grandma delighted in her daily Twinkies and Mr. Pibb’s, acquired from the local Piggly Wiggly. She saved tourist sweatshirts wrapped neatly in plastic sheeting, collected crocheted Barbie clothes, refrigerator magnets, and a vast array of thimbles". Cori Olinghouse is an interdisciplinary artist, archivist, and curator. Her work has been commissioned by Danspace Project, New York Live Arts, BRIC Arts Media, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Movement Research, and Brooklyn Museum of Art. Recently, she was the recipient of The Award (2015-2016), and a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2016-2017).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Performances, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Grandma: Performance Art That Conjures the Past
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Concert |
Dancing with Nkumu Katalay is a must! He has been called the king of rumba soukous music. Born in the capital city Kinshasa of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkumu blends the music of his homeland with contemporary sounds from the Americas to create a rhythmic beat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Nkumu Katalay: King of Rumba Soukous Music of the Congo
Play |
HOW? invites its actors and the audience to explore violence in society. Each performance will be different—reflecting the ever-shifting nature of young peoples’ lives—and will uncover uncomfortable aspects of the characters on stage. It’s a thought-provoking performance that will elicit laughter, fear, and sadness and raise questions that will stick around long after the audience leaves the theater. By novelist Lois Lowry (The Giver). For ages 13 and up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Plays, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, A thought-provoking performance that will elicit laughter, fear, and sadness
Dance Performance |
Choreographer Catherine Galasso work is based on Boccaccio’s 14th century Decameron. The performance will combine her signature cinematic tableaux, whimsical nonlinear narratives, and charismatic performers to engage in a choreographic dialogue with the architecture and atmosphere of the venue. Performers will move between episodic and virtuosic movements on multiple planes, shaped closely by the grandeur and intrigue of the venue’s grand marble staircase, transforming the space into a singular spectacle. Catherine Galasso is a Brooklyn-based choreographer born in New York and raised in Italy. Past performances have been presented by places such as SFMoMA, Joyce SoHo, La MaMa, Danspace Project, MoCA Santa Barbara, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the International Theater Festival in Kosovo, as well as underground Wall Street bank vaults and decaying 4-story homes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Of Granite & Glass: A Singular Dance Spectacle
Film |
A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement. Director: Jonathan Olshefski. 104 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Films, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Quest (2017): Dreaming in Philadelphia
Classical Music |
This dramatic oratorio by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek tells the story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of Noah’s wife. Naamah is a strong woman who must guide the diverse species of animals in coming together as the Ark reaches dry land. From the birds to the hippos, each group has its own concerns. Can they learn to live together after the crisis has passed? In a new version of the piece, community members from Lower Manhattan join MasterVoices, led by Ted Sperling, in shared music-making to explore themes of diversity, the role of women in society and the possible devastation of climate change. Composer: Marisa Michelson Librettist: Royce Vavrek Performed by MasterVoices Conductor: Ted Sperling Naamah: Victoria Clark Merman: Sachal Vasandani
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Naamah’s Ark: The Story of the Ark from the Perspective of Noah’s Wife
Performance |
silent :: partner explores the ideas of collective memory and its relationships to monuments. In front of the venue stands a bronze statue of George Washington, erected in 1882—the same year the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. Through the piece, artist Enrico D. Wey ruminates on the immaterial parts of the venue and the structure of memory itself. He ultimately creates an intangible monument, not made of stone or metal, but rather of movement, sound and language. “What decides(,) what remains, what remains silent?” Wey asks. “As we pass through these walls that stood/stand/will stand before us, we occupy a space with silent partners. With them, we flow outward, not forward, and in hushed tones, speak volumes.” Composer and sound designer: Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca Lighting designer and production manager: Elliott Cennetoglu Costume designer: Oana Botez
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Performances, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, silent :: partner: Performance Art on Collective Memory and Monuments
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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8:00 pm
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Plays, June 17, 2018, 06/17/2018, Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama
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