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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 1, 2023?

44 free events take place on Thursday, June 1 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 1 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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44 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, June 1, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart for Traverso, Violin, Viola, and Cello (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Kayaking in the Park
free events nyc Sunset Salsa Dancing
free events nyc Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: Classic Farce
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Workshop | HIIT Workout


A High Intestity Interval Training workout in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshop | Pick Up Pickleball


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. 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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10:00 am
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Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants may also bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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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Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Gallery Talk | Living Room, San Francisco, 1986: Curatorial Tour (online)


Curator, Matt Terrell in a a 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition. The AIDS Memorial Quilt began in San Francisco in 1986 as a way to remember those who died from a mysterious and frightening new disease. A group of friends, including prominent AIDS activist Cleve Jones, gathered in Nancy Pelosi?s living room and began to stitch the beginnings of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Soon people from around the country sent Jones their own panels, and the project grew to become the largest community-based art project in the world. The quilt currently consists of more than 48,000 individual memorial panels and weighs an estimated 54 tons. In 2020, Pelosi announced that the quilt would soon be permanently housed at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. Public display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is part of the National AIDS Memorial?s efforts to bring the Quilt to communities across the United States to raise greater awareness and education about HIV/AIDS and to remember those lost to the pandemic. Living Room, San Francisco, 1986 will recreate the early days of the quilt, while also bringing in work from contemporary artists (Dr. Cynthia Davis, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Robert Sherer, Joey Terrill) who address issues of HIV/AIDS and its legacy. This exhibit will be an immersive celebration of art as community activism. What viewers will leave with is an understanding of how grassroots projects, like the AIDS Memorial Quilt, can have a long-lasting impact. Viewers will get to step inside a gallery turned living room, and through strategically placed archival material and reproductions, feel like they are witness to history. The mix of artists affected by HIV/AIDS will trace a long legacy of HIV activism as art. As the AIDS Memorial Quilt moves to San Francisco permanently, this exhibition will give viewers a better understanding of this incredible piece of community art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Curators Preview Their Exhibitions (online)


A lunchtime preview of two summertime exhibitions at the Morgan Library & Museum:  Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961): Poetry Is Everything and Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio. Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961): Poetry Is Everything Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961) was a catalyzing force for new expressions in European art in the first part of the twentieth century. An intrepid spirit, he led an itinerant life, leaving behind his native Switzerland for St. Petersburg, New York, São Paulo, and Paris. Cendrars came to prominence in 1913 as the author of La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France—a freewheeling poem self-published as a colossal vertical arrangement of polychrome typography with imagery by Sonia Delaunay-Terk. Cendrars formulated his poetics by adapting Delaunay-Terk’s beliefs and those of other artists in the possibilities of rhythm, motion, and depth in the simultaneous contrast of colors. Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the most celebrated abstract painters of her generation. This exhibition—the first dedicated exclusively to her drawings in over fifty years—provides an intimate view of Riley's studio practice, in which the making of works on paper plays a central role. The exhibition includes more than 75 studies from the artist's collection, created between the 1940s and the 2000s. They include early figurative and landscape drawings made during her student years; black-and-white studies for Riley's best known paintings from the 1960s, when she became closely associated with the Op art movement; and a diverse array of color compositions, which have occupied her attention since the late 1960s. Together they demonstrate Riley's unceasing commitment to paper, pencil, ink, and gouache, as tools of exploration and innovation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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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12:00 pm
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Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Armen Donelian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Krush Groove (1985): musical comedy-drama


Russell Walker has signed all of the hottest acts to his Krush Groove record label, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow. Rick Rubin produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of R&B singer-percussionist Sheila E. Director: Michael Schultz Cast: Sheila E., Run-D.M.C., The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, Blair Underwood, New Edition, LL Cool J
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Yiddish Publishing after the Holocaust: I.L. Peretz and the Legacy of Polish Jewry (online)


Yiddish publishers in the postwar period sought to collect, codify, and (re)produce Yiddish literature as a preservative measure against cultural erasure. This was in part a reaction to the aftermath of the Holocaust and a fear that the legacy of this culture could soon be lost forever. Many major resulting publications bear the marks of these anxieties most prominently in their form, which was characteristically accumulative: large scale book series, anthologies, lexica, encyclopedias, and reprinted editions of the collected or complete works of Yiddish's classic writers, Mendele, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz. As these new volumes traveled around the world, from Buenos Aires to New York, Montreal to Warsaw, and many places in between, their creation and circulation highlights a changing transnational literary network that had recently flourished during the interwar years. Publishers responded to a network in flux by flooding a literary market with new volumes. In this lecture, Rachelle Grossman will give an overview of global Yiddish after the Holocaust by focusing on competing publications made in honor of two literary jubilees of I.L. Peretz, "the father of modern Jewish literature": his 30th yahrzeit and his 100th birthday. These publishing efforts were not only a means to create new Yiddish books, but they were also a form of public debate over the meaning of Peretz the figure, his work, and the place of Yiddish in postwar Jewish life. Speaker Rachelle Grossman is a specialist in Yiddish print culture, and she is completing a doctorate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Discussion | Youth in Action: Wearing Our Pride (online)


Fashion is often used to confirm identities, challenge social structures, and display personalities. Discover the joy of fashion in our conversation celebrating Pride month. With: Angel Aubichon (Cree/Métis), Alex Manitopyes (Cree/Anishinaabe), Adrian Stevens (Northern Ute/Shoshone-Bannock/San Carlos Apache), and Sean Snyder (Navajo/Southern Ute). Moderated by Christian Allaire (Ojibwe).  In English with English and Spanish captions
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart for Traverso, Violin, Viola, and Cello (In Person AND Online)


Mili Chang George, traverso; Isabelle Seula Lee, violin; Stephen Goist, viola; Ana Kim, cello, perform works by Haydn (1732-1809), Beethoven (1770-1827), and Mozart (1756-1791).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Staged Reading | Las Borinquenas: Women Who Sacrified for Freedom


Maria, Fernanda, Yolanda, Rosa and Chavela are Puerto Rican women yearning to full lives in the midst of a changing country full of new rules and judgements. Meanwhile in the United States, Gregory Pincus is about to invent a miracle that could give them a chance, if they make it. This is the story of the birth control pill and the women who sacrificed everything for a chance to live free. Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Workshop | Mah Jongg Social


Players of all skill level are welcome to play! Socials are hosted and organized by Linda Fisher, and players play the National Mah Jongg League style. Participants are welcome to borrow equipment, or bring their own Mah Jongg sets. Mah Jongg lessons are currently unavailable at this time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshop | Kayaking in the Park


Glide along the water this summer and fall! Kayaking is offered throughout the summer. All levels are welcome including first-time kayakers - life vests and all equipment provided, as well as instruction. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Located in the heart of Midtown, the park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | 2 Exhibitions: A Greater Beauty / This Is Not All There Is


A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran will feature over one hundred drawings by the prolific Lebanese-American artist, poet and essayist, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Gibran’s world-renowned publication The Prophet. Though best known for his poetry and prose, Gibran viewed himself equally as a visual artist, producing paintings, watercolors, sketches, illustrations, book covers, and other material as a complement to his written work. The show will present an overview of Gibran’s drawings and sketches alongside manuscript pages, notebooks, correspondence, magazine illustrations and essays, and first editions, providing a glimpse into the artist’s production in the context of his work as a whole. Naudline Pierre harnesses the power of spiritual iconography and transcendental motifs in her layered wash drawings and richly-hued paintings to create fictional worlds rooted in a mythology of her own making. In her exhibition This Is Not All There Is, Pierre will continue her exploration of imagined worlds, incorporating drawings large and small alongside and within sculptural elements to create an immersive environment. This is the artist's first exhibition to exclusively focus on her works on paper.
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Screening | 2 Short Films from an Israeli Director


Meet the director Leon Prudovsky. This is the screening of two outstanding short films - Dark Night and Welcome and... Our Condolences, followed by a Q&A with Prudovsky, moderated by Regina Khidekel. Dark Night Israel | 2005 | 30 min | Russian, Hebrew, English subtitles Cast: Pini Tavger , Helena Yaralov,  Eran Amichai, Joni Arbid Two Israeli soldiers escape from Palestinian fighters. They take an Arabic couple as hostages and hide in their house in the Palestinian territory. The fighters are still searching for them outside and the hostage situation seems like a dead end, until suddenly the captures and the hostages find something in common. Will it bring to a solution? Welcome and... Our Condolences Israel | 2012 |27 min | Russian, Hebrew, English subtitles Cast: Ola Schur-Selektar, Gera Sandler, Irit Kaplan, Vitaly Voskoboynikov, Yigal Adika, 1991. The beginning of the massive Jewish immigration wave from the USSR to Israel. 12 years old Misha is documenting his family's journey on a home-video camera. The already traumatic immigration experience is enhanced up to absurd proportions, when the family's old aunt dies on the plane just before they reach the land of their ancestors. Now, the family will have to go through various levels of bureaucracy with an immigrating corpse...
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussion | 50 Years of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive


The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), the first and foremost collection of video recorded live theatre performances in the world, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new exhibition. Janice C. Simpson, theatre journalist, critic, and professor, interviews Patrick Hoffman, director and curator of TOFT about the exhibition and the history of the archive over the years with exciting video excerpts from the exhibition and its vast collection to be included. Janice C. Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the theater blog Broadway & Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts All the Drama and Stagecraft. She directed the Arts & Culture Reporting program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for 10 year and spent three decades at TIME magazine, where her positions included associate managing editor, deputy chief of correspondents for national news and arts editor. She currently sits on the executive committee of the Outer Critics Circle and is a member of the Drama Desk and the American Theatre Critics Association. Reservation required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Defiant Visions: Group Show


Defiant Visions showcases women photographers’ resistance to the apartheid regime through the lenses of their cameras. Apartheid was a system of institutionalized discrimination against people of color that existed in South Africa between 1948 and 1994. During decades of oppression, these women took photographs to expose not only racist but also gender-discriminatory social, economic and political structures.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Kristin Sanders: Protoself


Kristen Sanders (b. 1989, California) lives and works in St. Paul, MN. She received a BA from the University of California Davis, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Solo and two person exhibitions include Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, New York, NY, Step Sister, New York, NY, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN, and Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA.
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Opening Reception | Laura Kramer: Portraits in Pearls


This show presents nine organically shaped blown glass forms sumptuously embellished with sparkling crystals, glass pearls and colored glass rods. “Throughout history pearls have been associated with the moon and its mythologies, love and purity, goddesses, and their tears, as well as with earthly power. My interest in cultural anthropology and cabinets of curiosities ultimately led me to La Peregrina - The Wanderer, a fabulous pearl that became a symbol of sovereignty and repeatedly changed hands and countries with the ebb and flow of European history. The largest tear drop pearl ever found in the New World, La Peregrina, embodied the fate of nations and has been represented in paintings from the time of Henry VIII to Elizabeth Taylor,” says Kramer of her inspiration for the new pieces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Nicholai Khan: Be Your Own Icon


A special commemorative gallery exhibition celebrating a true Icon. Nicholai Khan was an artist, philosopher, humanitarian, and icon. His works are a fusion of his diverse upbringing and his exposure to the colorful and vibrant culture of Trinidad, as well as the graffiti scene in New York City during the mid-1980s. His masterful use of color and light is reminiscent of the tropical paradise of his childhood, while the texture and ultra-stylistic form of expression in his art are related to his exposure to the graffiti culture and galleries in NYC. Raised in a household with a mix of Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish backgrounds, Khan was exposed to various religions and spiritual teachings, which led him to find enlightenment in the intersection of all religions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Rafael Delacruz: Healing Finger Clean Drawings


The first solo exhibition for artist Rafael Delacruz (b. 1989) will feature all new work, including approximately 12 new paintings and a video.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Titus Andronicus: Shakespeare's First Tragedy


William Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Robert Aronowitz and Emily Asbury, presented outdoors. Rome 1395. Fresh off a victory against the Goths, General Titus is thrust into the spotlight as Rome finds itself in need of a new emperor. Betrayal, villainy and chaos reign supreme as we see the unmaking of the once honorable and militant Titus. Revenge is a dish best served…with wine. This summer’s cast includes both alumni and newcomers: Carl Bindman, Andrew Dunn, Emily Gallagher, Linus Gelber, Johnny Gottsegen, Patrick Harman, Addy Paul Jenkins, Kelly Blaze Klotz, Rachel Lawhead, Caeden Musser, Austin Blake Sasser, and Petrea Whittier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Curators in Conversation


A conversation between curators Christopher Bedford, Melissa Chiu, and Lynn Zelevansky on the occasion of Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers. The noted curators will join in an in-depth discussion on Kusama’s remarkable career, her place in the canon of art history, and her influence beyond its boundaries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | In the Mood for Love (2000): Extramarital Confusions


Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. Director: Kar-Wai Wong Stars: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping-Lam 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Play | Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: Classic Farce


Oscar Wilde's farcical comedy is a classic favorite and a gorgeous period piece set at the country seaside.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Dancing | Sunset Salsa Dancing


Be with world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talia Castro-Pozo and her lineup of incredibly talented friends at a weekly dance party. Celebrated as "The Woman of Salsa" by Latina Magazine, Castro-Pozo is trained in everything from Ballroom to Jazz. Whether you're a novice or an advanced dancer, the night starts with beginner Salsa lessons before transitioning to a sizzling party. Dance the night away under the shimmering NYC lights and sensational skies -- all while learning a new move or two. 6:30 PM Beginner Lessons 7:15 PM Open Dance
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Sweet Water Dance & Yoga hosts a multi-level sunset yoga practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Video | Beaut: Her Blood Ran Cold (The Silent Lizards) (online thru Jul 9)


An online video premiere. Concept, script, lizard sightings and drawings by Marti Wilkerson to accompany the photographs in her exhibition and originally performed live by Beaut on October 9, 2022. Vocals and Lyrics: Marti Wilkerson Guitar: Paul Twinkle Technical Director and Video Editor: Itziar Barrio Cameras: Isaiah Davis, John Brattin, Itziar Barrio Lighting Design: Marti Wilkerson DMX Programming: Kai Sundermann WILDBLUR Master Audio Recording: Adam Wolcott Smith Production Manager: Marbles Producer: Lia Gangitano After Dark Director: Itziar Barrio After Dark Technical Associate: Caroline Mills
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Book Discussion | Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon by Dancer and Choreographer Mercedes Ellington


A book reading and conversation with dancer and choreographer Mercedes Ellington, the granddaughter of iconic bandleader Duke Ellington. Mercedes Ellington will discuss her recent book entitled, Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon. A Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Daniel Bennett. About the Speaker Dancer and choreographer Mercedes Ellington was born and raised in New York City. Her grandfather was renowned composer and bandleader Duke Ellington. In 1963, Mercedes Ellington became the first African American member of the June Taylor Dancers, the featured performers on the Jackie Gleason Show. She danced with them for seven years, until moving on to perform in Broadway shows like No, No Nannette; The Night That Made America Famous; The Grand Tour; and Happy New Year. In 1981, Ellington starred in Sophisticated Ladies alongside her father, who conducted the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In 2004, Ellington founded Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to scholarship, education, and performance connected to the legacy of Duke Ellington. In 2016, she co-authored the book entitled Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon with Stephen Brower. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | The Auburn Conference: An Imagined Meeting fo Twain, Douglass, Melville, Whitman, and More (online)


Set in 1883, Tom Piazza’s narrative follows an idealistic young professor at an upstate New York college who has convinced Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Confederate memoirist Forrest Taylor, and romance novelist Lucy Comstock to participate in the first (and last) Auburn Conference for a discussion about the future of the nation examining race, class, gender, and democracy. Author David Gates will join Piazza in conversation, unpacking serious issues that are as pertinent today as they were in 1883 through a comic, poetic, lens.
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Video | The Federal Artist (1979): A Historic Experiment


In existence from 1978 to 1980, New York City's Cultural Council Foundation CETA Artists Project was the largest federally-funded jobs program for artists in the nation. The Federal Artist is a portrait of the beginnings of that historic experiment in public service employment. Not since the New Deal's Federal Project Number One - the arts program of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - had so many artists (over 500) been put to work by the government.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opera | New York City Opera Performs La Boheme


New York City Opera; and Maestro Joseph Rescigno, conductor, perform Puccini's (1858-1924) classic, La Boheme. New York City Opera was famously dubbed "The People's Opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943. During its history, New York City Opera launched the careers of dozens of major artists and presented engaging productions of both mainstream and unusual operas alongside commissions and regional premieres. The result was a uniquely American opera company of international stature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Reading | A People's History of the United States: Students Read


Featuring students from Judith S. Kaye High School, N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies, and Urban Academy Laboratory High School, is inspired by the beloved Brooklyn-born author and academic Howard Zinn’s (1922-2010) classic bestseller A People's History of the United States. Following an in-classroom year of studying the speeches, letters, and songs of the people who inspired Zinn’s seminal book, students from these select schools will bring to life these heroic voices and find personal meaning in these timeless texts. Join us to witness a new generation's public expression of the dreams of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries.
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7:30 pm
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Theater | Fractals of Prometheus: Unity of Images, Interactive Livestream Experience (online)


Fractals of Prometheus | A Unity of Images is an interactive livestream experiment that travels through this newly renovated venue in the heart of Greenwich Village and uses its extensive data network to break past the four walls of the theatre. A group of writers, performers, musicians, and technologists create fractals of the myth of Prometheus, exploring themes of regret, resistance, and ritual, to collectively form a unity of images. Experience this work-in-progress as a livestream with custom-built interactions that will influence the trajectory of the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | LIVESTREAM at an indoor public place: New York Philharmonic Performs with Grammy Winning Chorus


This live-streamed performance is presented on the 50-foot Digital Wall at an in-door public place. New York Philharmonic; Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Frank Huang, violin; The Men of the Crossing, chorus; Young People’s Chorus of New York City; and Else Torp, soprano, perform The World Premiere of unEarth, a multimedia event by Julia Wolfe that, in the composer’s words, “digs deep into the stories and science of our planet — looking at forced migrations, adaptations, species land loss, and changing seas … singing our fears and hoping for a way forward.” Program Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Violin Concerto Julia Wolfe (1958-present), unEarth About the Performers The New York Philharmonic, one of the leading world orchestras, was founded in 1842 by the American conductor Ureli Corelli Hill, with the aid of the Irish composer William Vincent Wallace. The first concert of the Philharmonic Society took place on December 7, 1842 in the Apollo Rooms on lower Broadway before an audience of 600. It is the oldest major symphony orchestra in the United States in continual existence and one of the oldest in the world. Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012, and becomes Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic in 2024. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other distinguished ensembles. Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster in September 2015. Since performing with the Houston Symphony in a nationally broadcast concert at the age of 11 he has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the Genoa Orchestra. He has also performed on NPR’s Performance Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn. He has performed at Wigmore Hall (in London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), as well as a second recital in Alice Tully Hall (New York). Before joining the Houston Symphony as concertmaster in 2010, he served as first violinist of the Grammy Award–winning Ying Quartet and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music. The Men of the Crossing is a Grammy-winning professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing for, singing in, and listening to choirs. Many of its nearly 130 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues. The Crossing collaborates with some of the world’s most accomplished ensembles and artists, including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, and more. With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has released 25 albums, receiving two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (in 2018 and 2019), and seven Grammy nominations. This event is an in-person livestream of the concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, and Rimsky-Korsakov


Wen-miao Hsu, violin and an orchestra. Program Prokofiev (1891-1953), Symphony No. 1 Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Violin Concerto in E minor Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Scheherazade
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musical | The Comedy of Errors: A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's Play


Conceived by director Rebecca Martinez and composer Julian Mesri, a member of The Public Theater's 2022-23 Emerging Writers Group, this new adaptation rigorously embraces music from all over Latin America in this tale of separation and joyous reunion. With songs in English and Spanish, this new musical adaptation brings an energetic vibe to this age-old tale of two sets of twins separated by stormy seas as they overcome a baffling case of mistaken identity--and the mayhem and hilarious confusion that follows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. With: James Hamilton - Vice News Erik Bransteen - Sirius Radio Meghan Hanley - Sports Tabata Isabella Charlton - Kill Tony Amy Cardinale - New York Comedy Club
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Home (2015): Animated Adventure


An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference. Director: Tim Johnson Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin 94 min.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:45 pm
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