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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 18, 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! 36 free events take place on June 18 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out June 18 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of June . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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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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free events nyc Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
free events nyc Former Metropolitan opera concertmaster perform pieces by Schumann, Brahms and Franck
free events nyc The History of the World in 100 Performances: Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public
free events nyc Jaw-dropping virtuosity: a celebration of music inspired by Anton Webern
free events nyc One of the Largest Street Dance Companies
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Morning Pilates, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place at 10am and 11am.
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Tours, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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
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Tours, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

Film | Big Night (1997): Bittersweet Comedy


The story of two brothers whose Italian restaurant is on the brink of bankruptcy. Their only chance for success is to risk everything they own on an extravagant feast for bandleader Louis Prima. But their big night is complicated by a lovers' triangle, a sneaky restaurant rival, and the hilarious perfection of chef Primo. Directors: Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Starring Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Big Night (1997): Bittersweet 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. Luiz Simas plays Brazilian and American genres of jazz
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, 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 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lecture | Learn more about health insurance options


Get information about quality health insurance options from a representative of the New York state of Health. NY State of Health supports: Individuals & Families New low cost quality health options Individual marketplace Medicaid The Essential Plan Qualified Health Plan (Private Insurance)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Learn more about health insurance options

Classical Music | Jaw-dropping virtuosity: a celebration of music inspired by Anton Webern


Sandbox Percussion, lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw- dropping virtuosity,” perform works by the composers inspired by Anton Webern's music: Epstein (b.1959), Ligeti (b.1923-2006) and Cerrone (b.1952).  This concert is a part of a concert series focused on the complete works of Anton Webern; the trademark of the series is the juxtaposition of early and modern music. Anton Webern, (1883-1945) the noted Austrian composer and conductor, remembered for his atonal and serial works, was one of the key figures in the Second Viennese School. Unfortunately, with the rise of Nazis, his music was banned and he spent the last decade of his life in financial constraint and musical isolation. He was not very prolific composer, publishing only 31 works during his lifetime. Yet, he left a great impression with his radical compositions, influencing both his contemporaries and younger generations of musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Jaw-dropping virtuosity: a celebration of music inspired by Anton Webern

Tour | Southern Park Welcome 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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Tours, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Workshop | Resume & Job Search


Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? Join the one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process.
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Resume & Job Search

Film | Don Siegel's Count the Hours (1953): crime film noir


Starring Macdonald Carey, Teresa Wright A lawyer races to save an innocent man from execution. 74 min.
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Films, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Don Siegel's Count the Hours (1953): crime film noir

Workshop | Resume Writing


Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Resume Writing

Film | Phil Siegel's Coming Out: A 50 Year History (2017)


Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this one hour documentary exploring the history of public gay identity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community from the 1950s through today. 57 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Phil Siegel's Coming Out: A 50 Year History (2017)

Workshop | Business Plan Research


Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Business Plan Research

Dance Performance | One of the Largest Street Dance Companies


One of the largest street dance companies in New York City performs a site-responsive intervention at the birthplace of the modern United States and in front of the New York Stock Exchange, a symbol of corporate America. Directed by choreographer Marguerite Hemmings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Dance Performances, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, One of the Largest Street Dance Companies

Movie in a Park | John Hughes's The Breakfast Club (1985) with Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez -- Outdoors


Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. 97 min. Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn. Lawn opens 5pm and film begins at sunset.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, John Hughes's The Breakfast Club (1985) with Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez -- Outdoors

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.”
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Tours, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Resume Writing Tips


This hour-long workshop will provide a walkthrough about Job Search Program in addition to U.S.-style-resume tips and best practices. High-skilled immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers who plan to start searching for their first professional job in the United States are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.
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Lecture | The Aging Brain


Of the ten most important global health challenges identified by the World Health Organization, four of them are “brain” related (Stroke, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Depression). This presentation can explore overall brain health, and the newest treatments for brain related diagnosis.
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Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Dance and sculpt

Author Reading | A Journey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music


Lament From Epirus is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which follows a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As author Christopher  King hunts for traces of two long-lost virtuosos—one of whom may have committed a murder—he tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and whose descendants continue the tradition today. His journey becomes an investigation into song and dance’s role as a means of spiritual healing—and what this may reveal about music’s original purpose.  Christopher King comes to the Library to discuss his research and share stories and songs of the Epirotic folk music tradition. 
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Author Readings, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, A Journey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music

Staged Reading | Stop Kiss: In an Instant, Lasting Change


Diana Son’s glorious play explores unexpected friendship and love, and how lives can change forever in a single moment.
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Staged Readings, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Stop Kiss: In an Instant, Lasting Change

Workshop | Paint and Sip Workshop


Paint along with an instructor and take your finished masterpiece home. Learn simple techniques while painting along with an instructor from La Pittura Studio. Materials are provided. Wear clothes you can get paint on. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Participants are not permitted to bring their own alcohol. Pre-registration opens 2 weeks prior to the event, and is required.
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Workshops, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Paint and Sip Workshop

Film | Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street (1945): Hitting the Mark


Starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea. When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses. 102 min.
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Films, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street (1945): Hitting the Mark

Book Club | Guy de Maupassant's Boule de Suif


Boule de Suif (“Ball of Fat”) is the nickname given to a well-known prostitute who finds herself traveling in a coach with conventionally respectable people through Prussian-occupied France during wartime. The “nice” people contemptuously ignore her, except when she offers them food during the long journey. The travelers are detained by a Prussian officer who will not allow the coach to proceed until Boule de Suif gives herself to him, which she refuses on principle to do. Ironies abound in the story, contrasting Boule de Suif’s authentic principles and generosity with her bourgeois fellow passengers’ shallow platitudes and coldheartedness. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. “Boule de Suif” is one of his best works.
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Book Clubs, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Guy de Maupassant's Boule de Suif

Author Reading | The Recovering: stories of addiction and recovery, desire and destruction


Blending memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reporting, Leslie Jamison upends the traditional addiction narrative. In addition to her own struggle, she reflects on creative geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and dependence, drawing connections between intoxication and creation. In a similar way, the disappearance of a small island motel owner sends Cutter Wood careening head first into a murder investigation and interviews of people within its radius. Going beyond the basic facts of the case allows for a meditation on the ways in which we hurt the ones we love. Jamison is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review, and the author of the essay collection The Empathy Exams and the novel The Gin Closet. Wood completed an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of Iowa in 2010 and his essays have appeared in Harper’s and other magazines. The two will discuss The Recovering and their respective works on toxicity and desire. Registration does not guarantee admission.
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Author Readings, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, The Recovering: stories of addiction and recovery, desire and destruction

Concert | Original Blues and Jazz Songs and Cover Tunes


Laughing Boy plays original songs and cover tunes in the bluesy, jazzy, funky genres.
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Concerts, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Original Blues and Jazz Songs and Cover Tunes

Dance Lesson | West African Dance


Get fit while having tons of fun in this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Every Monday from June 4-August 27, 2018.
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Author Reading | Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today


Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.
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Author Readings, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today

Discussion | The History of the World in 100 Performances: Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public


On January 20, 2015, The Public Theater premiered a new musical on Ron Chernow’s 832-page biography of U.S. Treasury founder Alexander Hamilton and set off a theater revolution. Casting only people of color as the Founding Fathers and adeptly blending hip-hop and Broadway showstoppers in ways that felt both authentic and exhilarating, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name across America. New Yorker writer and host Adam Gopnik and special guests, including actor Christopher Jackson, the show’s original George Washington, delve into the genesis of Broadway’s hottest ticket.
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Discussions, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, The History of the World in 100 Performances: Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public

Staged Reading | The Widow of Valencia: A Spanish Baroque Classic


A reading of a new translation of Lope de Vega's play by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance.                         Sponsored by Council Member Ben Kallos & the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative Special Thanks to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Church of the Epiphany, Actors' Equity Association, and the UCLA Diversifying the Classics project!
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Staged Readings, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, The Widow of Valencia: A Spanish Baroque Classic

Classical Music | Former Metropolitan opera concertmaster perform pieces by Schumann, Brahms and Franck


Grammy-nominated former Metropolitan Opera concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, violin; Vassily Lobanov, piano. Program: Schumann (1819-1896) Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 (1853) Brahms (1833-1897) Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 (1886) Franck (1822-1890) Violin Sonata in A Major (1886) About the Performers Grammy-nominated recording artist, a concert violinist since the age of 4, violinist Elmira Darvarova caused a sensation, becoming the first ever female concertmaster in the history of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer/ David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Musikverein in Vienna, Cadogan Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva among others. Composer and pianist Vassily Lobanovon conducted masterclasses for piano, chamber music and composition in Russia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Japan, Chile, Finland. Since 1997 Lobanov is professor for piano at the Musikhochschule Köln in Germany. About the Program Composer Clara Schumann (Robert Schumann's wife) considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. She was the first to perform publicly any work by Brahms. Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 is the last of his violin sonatas. The piece is dedicated to Brahms' friend and colleague Hans von Bülow, and was premiered in Budapest in 1888 with Jenő Hubay on violin and the composer at the piano. The Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by César Franck is one of his best-known compositions, and is considered one of the finest sonatas for violin and piano ever written. It is an amalgam of his rich native harmonic language with the Classical traditions he valued highly, held together in a cyclic framework.
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Concerts, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Former Metropolitan opera concertmaster perform pieces by Schumann, Brahms and Franck

Comedy Club | The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show


Actress and Emmy award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS News Sunday Morning) hosts this fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music. Giles, who starred on ABC'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.
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Comedy Clubs, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show

Play | Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama


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.
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Plays, June 18, 2018, 06/18/2018, Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama
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