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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 9, 2022?

40 free events take place on Thursday, June 9 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out June 9 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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40 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Street Fair

Talk | Art History from Home: Queer Belonging (online)


This talk knits together works from the Whitney’s collection and the Biennial 2022 to explore LGBTQ perspectives on gender, sexuality, and desire. Looking at a range of artists, the session will examine the way art has been a powerful tool in documenting and building queer communities. Speaker Josh Lubin-Levy is a Joan Tisch Senior Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and recently completed his Ph.D. in performance studies at NYU. For the past ten years, Lubin-Levy has worked as a dance dramaturg and performance curator, and is the editor-in-chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal. He currently teaches in the Department of Visual Studies at the New School and at Wesleyan University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Art History from Home: Queer Belonging (online)

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Juggling in the Park

Workshop | Financial Lit 101


Managing your money doesn’t have to be a mystery. Financial Lit 101 offers free workshops in basic finance topics that should have been taught in school, but wasn’t. Let instructors give you the basic tools you need to begin your journey to financial freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Financial Lit 101

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Piano in the Park

Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background


Contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background

Classical Music | Mozart Meets Beethoven: From Darkness into Light (in-person and online)


Cynthia Roberts, violin; Yi-heng Yang, harpsichord The mournful two-movement Sonata in E minor is an unusual work within Mozart’s output in this duo genre, and ranges from languishing melancholy, to stormy angst, to a nod to the delicacy and subtlety of the Baroque. With Mozart’s Adagio in B minor, K 540, it is not hard to imagine that this late composition was another expression of his darker, existential side. The program continues the dialogue between fortepiano and the violin with the youthful optimism and irrepressible energy and virtuosity of Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Mozart Meets Beethoven: From Darkness into Light (in-person and online)

Discussion | Life During and After the Holocaust (online)


Erika Estis was born to a Jewish family on November 14, 1922 in Hamburg, Germany. She was the youngest daughter of Paul Freundlich, a pharmacist, and Irma Beith Freundlich. In 1935, with the passage of the Nuremberg Laws, Erika's father was forced to give up his apothecary. Since they were living above the business, the family also had to move. In 1938, Erika attended the Talmud Torah Oberrealschule. After Kristallnacht, a teacher at the school suggested that her parents send her on the Kindertransport to England, where she lived for six years, during which time she survived the Blitz. In 1946, Erika immigrated to the United States. This is a program exploring Estis' life and experiences during and after the Holocaust.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Life During and After the Holocaust (online)

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Concert | Midtown Music


Find accomplished musicians playing live music in a series of pop-up performances. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of midtown. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Midtown Music

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Diné Bé’ Iiná (The Diné Lifeway) (online)


This show will feature chemigrams, beaded cyanotypes, weavings, and editioned prints that will explore Mace’s chemistry-based and multi-faceted processes that focus on translating the language of Diné (Navajo) history and beliefs. Choosing materials deliberately, Mace reinterprets the symbols of creation stories, cosmologies, and social structures. She states, “The materials I use, both traditional and non-traditional, are connected to the places they reside, the memories they hold, and the complexities they share to our lineage.”   Mace utilizes design elements from her heritage, most often incorporating the motif of Na’ashjéii Asdzáá, Spider-Woman, who is one of the most important deities to the Diné. Spider-Woman played an integral part in preserving the lives of the Diné by guiding the earliest weavers so they could provide for themselves and teach ways of balance within the mind, body, and soul.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Artist Talk: Din&eacute; B&eacute;&rsquo; Iin&aacute; (The Din&eacute; Lifeway) (online)

Tour | Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour


This tour explores Battery Park City's southern district, which includes some of BPC's earliest landscapes and infrastructure, including the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. Visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Tours, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Battery Park City South Neighborhood Walking Tour

Opening Reception | Andreas Emenius: The Movement of Being and Presence


Andreas Emenius, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973, is a contemporary artist who, throughout the last three decades, has worked in a multiplicity of media, including video/film, painting, sculpture, performance art, and even fashion. Indeed, drawing on the wide breadth of Emenius’ work, this exhibition will display a range of Emenius’ variegated media forms, including his large- and small-scale paintings, works on paper, sculpture, video art, and various performance art works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Andreas Emenius: The Movement of Being and Presence

Party | Radical Joy Ball


The Radical Joy Ball celebrates the pride of self-expression. At this event they will highlight disability and LGBTQ+ pride. They recognize, honor, and celebrate those within our community who are LGBTQ+, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and living with a disability.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Radical Joy Ball

Opening Reception | David Adamo: Sculpture, Drawing, Performance


Adamo (born 1979, Rochester, New York, lives in Berlin, Germany) works with sculpture, drawing, and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, David Adamo: Sculpture, Drawing, Performance

Opening Reception | Elio Rodriguez: Junglas


Cuban artist Elio Rodriguez returns with a new selection of his signature wall-mounted soft sculptures, including a large-scale diptych completed on the eve of the show’s installation. Rodriguez’s works burst into the gallery space with an exuberant mashup of lush biomorphism and fashion-savvy sophistication, seeming almost like chunks of a synthetic tropical biome magically teleported from a lush Rousseauian fairy-tale jungle to the gallery’s white walls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Elio Rodriguez: Junglas

Opening Reception | Eyes of the Skin: Group Show


A group exhibition curated by gallery artist Teresita Fernandez that features nine artists engaging various degrees of abstraction. The works in the show are united by a focus on materiality, process, tactility, and the somatic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Eyes of the Skin: Group Show

Book Discussion | Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design


A special evening with renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd and bestselling novelist RJ Palacio to celebrate the paperback launch of their book
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

Opening Reception | Karlyn Sutherland: Articulated Atmospheres


An exhibition of work by Scottish artist and architect Karlyn Sutherland.   Sutherland’s practice focuses on her long-standing interest in the connection between memory and place and a response to the atmosphere created by the play of light and shadow within architectural forms. She explores this dialogue through glass and architecture and uses perspective drawing as a tool to contemplate and communicate feelings of detachment from place and making those experiences material.  Currently, Sutherland is on a one-year Fulbright research grant in Corning, New York (through the summer of 2022), developing and exploring an experimental creative strategy capable of aiding the appreciation, understanding and creation of atmospheres of place within architecture.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Karlyn Sutherland: Articulated Atmospheres

Opening Reception | Leak X What Is Revealed: A Collaborative Exhibition


A collaboration between the NYC-based artist Alberte Bernier’s visual arts exhibition Leak and the performance installation What Is Revealed by Jannie Wolff and Kara Jhalak Miller. Leak is an exhibition by NYC based artist Alberte Bernier, featuring a series of paintings in the same style called “Leak.” According to the artist, Leak is the dripping technique used to illustrate life’s conflicts and emotions. This technique particularly highlights women who are powerless over circumstances they can’t control. With the depth of its tones and the flow of its lines, Leak transcends people’s perception of art. What Is Revealed is a pop up movement-based media art and live performance event that features a painting series and dance improvisation sketches. The installation performance is presented by Honolulu- based choreographer Kara Jhalak Miller with Jhalak Dance Company performers Sami L.A. Akuna, Tina Chan, Mignon Gillen, Cy Higashi, Lance Sabado, Terry Slaughter, and Katelyn Wyatt with guest artists from NYC.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Leak X What Is Revealed: A Collaborative Exhibition

Play | Lear, Part I: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West


California, 1879. The Frontier lies open with the promise of power, wealth, and glory... for some. For others there is only defeat and ruin. Written in the midst of a deadly plague, Lear is a tragedy about family, loyalty, and the choices people make to break free from their restraints. No ghosts, no angry gods, no magic, and no witches. Only the unforgiving skies, the cruelty of the ordinary world, and the human heart's capacity for love and hate, darkness and light. Presented in two parts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Lear, Part I: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West

Opening Reception | Undercurrents: A Group Show


A group exhibition that explores the nuanced relationship between materiality, human longing, and collective memory. This culminating exhibition will feature artists Layo Bright, John Guzman, Alyssa Klauer, Africanus Okokon, Patrick Quarm, Daniel Ramos, and Warith Taha, it is organized by Curatorial Fellows Marissa Del Toro and Jamillah Hinson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Undercurrents: A Group Show

Dance Lesson | Midtown Dance


Enjoy an outdoor dance class. Participants will learn a new dance style from New York City’s most eclectic instructors. Midtown Dance is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. This week: Swing Shim Sham.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Midtown Dance

Poetry Reading | Poetry and Art on the Obituary


Sharing an interest in the obituary, poet Victoria Chang and artist Dianna Frid are intrigued by its use as a formal device to summarize and narrate a life as well as its purpose as a private and public expression of loss. Taking this narrative form as inspiration, Chang and Frid will give a performative lecture about memory and imagination, and audience members will receive a free copy of their newly published broadside (while supplies last).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Poetry and Art on the Obituary

Concert | Raucous, Good-Time Music and a Brazilian-American Drumline


Spirit Family Reunion has been playing music everywhere from living rooms and barns, to well-known festivals like Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass since 2010. FogoAzul NYC is NY's homegrown all women/trans/non-binary Brazilian-American Drumline. They can be seen appearing at over 150 events per year ranging from birthday parties and weddings to fundraisers, galas, and parades and marches.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Raucous, Good-Time Music and a Brazilian-American Drumline

Classical Music | String Quartet: Italian Expressiveness and Expressionists


A string quartet of ASO musicians performs a program that spans four centuries, from Isabella Leonarda, a 17th century Ursuline Nun, to the 20th century expressionist and avant-garde composer, Niccolò Castiglioni. The finale of the concert will feature the soaring melodies and filigreed lines of the 19th century bel canto master, Gaetano Donizetti.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, String Quartet: Italian Expressiveness and Expressionists

Opening Reception | With One Foot Here & The Other There: Group Show


The Dominican diaspora is recognized for its strong culture, tight costume, and connection to its native land. This community predominately inhabits Upper Manhattan, recently renamed Little Dominican because of their cultural presence in the area. But despite this solid attempt to import their customs, the island community constantly questions the validity of Dominican-ness in the diaspora. The exhibition With One Foot Here & Another There explores the Dominican Caribbean identity and its diaspora. The artists analyze and discover their Dominican-ness through their work, exploring themes such as religious syncretism, the quotidian, and their relationship with the family that still live in the Dominican Republic. This space will seek to gather US-born artists (second generation) and Dominican emigrants to englobe Dominican culture both here and in the Dominican Republic. At the same time encourages the diaspora to understand that we need to build a sense of political responsibility towards our motherlands.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, With One Foot Here & The Other There: Group Show

Dancing | Everybody Tango!


Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air with Strictly Tango NYC. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Everybody Tango!

Dancing | Tango on the Water


Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air.   Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Thursdays, June 2-July 28, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Tango on the Water

Workshop | Yoga on the River


From guided meditation and refreshing yoga to high-intensity workouts and weekly run clubs, there’s something for all skill levels to enjoy this summer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | 2 Novels of Inherited Trauma: The Foundling / Ancestor Trouble (online)


The burgeoning fascination with genealogy, epigenetics, and the concept of inherited trauma over the past few years points to a desire to understand ourselves through our pasts, and create a narrative of our own lives. The rising popularity of paying to have your DNA tested to trace generations of migration may seem more primed to inspire science fiction but, increasingly, writers have been mining their family pasts to create deeply intimate personal narratives, using both fiction and nonfiction as a means to reckon with the troubling history of their lineages. Ann Leary was inspired by a shocking discovery about her grandmother to write The Foundling, a novel about a woman who takes a secretarial job at a medical institution under the guise that its purpose is to help women in danger, only to unravel its secret intention to be a eugenics program for women deemed unfit to reproduce. Maud Newton’s Ancestor Trouble traces the evolution of our sociological, cultural, scientific, and religious relationships with our ancestors alongside her research into her own family’s history, uncovering murder, mental illness, racism, and religious fanatacism along the way. Join Leary and Newton in conversation regarding these two fascinating texts, using literature as a tool to contend with personal history, and the circularity of the past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, 2 Novels of Inherited Trauma: The Foundling / Ancestor Trouble (online)

Film | David’s Friend (2020): One-Woman Show on Film


Nora Burns's award-winning and long running one-woman show is captured in this documentary filmed at The Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo in Silver Lake. Directors: Adrienne Truscott, P. David Ebersole,Todd Hughes Stars: Nora Burns, Billy Hough 60 min. Reception to follow with a live performance by Billy Hough.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, David&rsquo;s Friend (2020): One-Woman Show on Film

Dance Performance | Dance Festival on the River


This event assembles some of today's most exciting dance companies for a spectacular show. The showcase celebrates the vibrant voices and diverse styles our city has to offer. Set against the incomparable backdrop of sunset over the Hudson River. Line-up: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Dorrance Dance Martha Graham Dance Company Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Dance Festival on the River

Book Discussion | 2 Sports Books: The Kaepernick Effect / Rethinking Fandom (online)


Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with authors Dave Zirin and Craig Calcaterra, authors respectively of The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World and Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, 2 Sports Books: The Kaepernick Effect / Rethinking Fandom (online)

Concert | Exuberant Pop Artist


Following legendary greats of the 20th century, artist Sven Ratzke will be sharing his own twist on iconic music by Annie Lenox, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Grace Jones, and more. Interwoven with original songs, Ratzke masterfully guides us from decade to decade, balancing varying genres while always staying authentic. Intimate yet exuberant, glamorous yet fraught with humor, this will be a performance that everyone can enjoy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Exuberant Pop Artist

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you’ll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Classical Music | Chamber Music From from Latin America and More (online)


The North/South Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of chamber music from Latin America and the USA, including new commissions. Conducted by Max Lifchitz, with special guest Mioi Takeda (violin).
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Concerts, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Chamber Music From from Latin America and More (online)

Movie in a Park | Spirit Untamed (2021): Girl-and-Her-Horse Animated Adventure


Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit. Directors: Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan Stars: Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace 88 min.
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Movie in a Parks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Spirit Untamed (2021): Girl-and-Her-Horse Animated Adventure

Movie in a Park | The Frame: NYC Pride Shorts


Celebrate Pride Month with some favorite queer shorts from the past couple of years. Featuring LGBTQIA+ subjects and filmmakers from around the globe, these films showcase the diversity and legacy of queer identity. They’ll make you laugh, cry—and ultimately feel seen, heard, and welcome.  
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Movie in a Parks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, The Frame: NYC Pride Shorts
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