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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 9, 2023?

38 free events take place on Friday, 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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38 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, June 9, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc New York Philharmonic Performs with Grammy Nominated Music Director (LIVESTREAM at an indoor public place)
free events nyc Accordion Concert
free events nyc Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (online)
free events nyc Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: Classic Farce
free events nyc Dance Festival on the River
free events nyc Powerhouse Jazz Guitarist and Singer
free events nyc Hamlet: A Riveting, Present-Day Take on Shakespeare
free events nyc The Tango Lesson (1997): The Dancer and the Filmmaker
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Concert | Niall Horan: Boy Bander on His Own


Niall Horan started as a member of the manufactured boy band One Direction. He struck out on his own and is now releasing his third solo album, The Show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 am
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Festival | Spirituality Week Festival


Choose from hundeds on events, both free of charge and for a fee. See link for details. Runs June 2-11, 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:15 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshop | 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: A Journey through Hip Hop - Graffiti Workshop


Graffiti Artist Gabriel Schoenberg of Graff Tours will do a live graffiti demonstration, present the art form's history, and facilitate hands-on graffiti creation. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Classical Music | New York Philharmonic Performs with Grammy Nominated Music Director (LIVESTREAM at an indoor public place)


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; Robert Langevin, flute; and the New York Philharmonic Chorus with director Malcolm J. Merriweather. Program Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), I hear the water dreaming John Luther Adams (1953-present), Become Desert (New York Premiere) 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. With the start of the 2000-01 season, Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute. Prior to the Philharmonic, Langevin held the Principal Flute Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Langevin served as associate principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 13 years, playing on more than 30 recordings. The New York Philharmonic has established the New York Philharmonic Chorus to mark the opening of the new David Geffen Hall in the 2022-23 season. Malcolm J. Merriweather, a Grammy-nominated conductor and baritone, is preparing the New York Philharmonic Chorus for all of its appearances in the Orchestra's 2022-23 season. He has conducted ensembles in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Madison Square Garden in New York, as well as at Westminster Abbey in London and the Vatican, before Pope Francis. As a baritone, Merriweather, has appeared as soloist throughout the United States and premiered dozens of contemporary solo works. This event is an in-person livestream of the concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

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: Luiz Simas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | The Danish Girl (2015): biographical romantic drama


Danish painter Einar Wegener begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe, and undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s. Lili struggles with her new identity as it strains her marriage to artist Gerda Wegener. Director: Tom Hooper Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | Hercules (1997) with Danny DeVito


Disney tackles Greek mythology in this animated feature. Hercules, a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick Philoctetes along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures. Director: John Musker, Ron Clements Cast: Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Rip Torn Danny DeVito is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi (1978-1983), which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. He plays Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006-present). He is known for his film roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Academy Award Winner Raging Bull (1980) Directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Robert DeNiro


The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through the ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with a gorgeous girl from the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life. He eventually is sent into a downward spiral that costs him everything. Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Robert DeNiro Martin Scorsese is an American film director who emerged as one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era. He is the recipient of many major accolades, including an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Robert DeNiro is an American actor. Known for his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, he is considered to be one of the most influential actors of his generation. De Niro is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and more. In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concert | Ragtime, Jazz and Blues


With Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Opening Reception | El Camino: Stories of Migration – Nuevayorkinos


A photography exhibition that amplifies stories of Caribbean and Latin American (im)migration to New York City. All photos were taken before 2005 across the five boroughs, and each story was written by the family depicted in each photograph.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (online)


Richard Thompson Ford in an insightful and entertaining history of the laws of fashion from the Middle Ages to the present day. Walk down history's red carpet to uncover and examine the canons, mores and customs of clothing--rules that we often take for granted. The Renaissance era Florentine patriarch Cosimo de Medici captured the power of fashion and dress codes when he remarked, "One can make a gentleman from two yards of red cloth."
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Courage of Compassion: A Journey from Judgment to Connection


How would you like to be judged for the rest of your life by the worst thing you’ve ever done? We all think we are compassionate just like we all think we are honest. But true compassion is not innate. Compassion for others, especially those that we don’t know or understand, must be learned. Our lack of compassion is perhaps most extreme in the exercise of criminal justice, where a person’s entire life, worth, and character are judged through the myopic lens of a single act. But no one, says Robin Steinberg, should be reduced to their worst moment. With author Robin Steinberg.
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Concert | Accordion Concert


Gregorio Uribe, vocals and accordion; Andres Garcia, bass guitar; Jonathan Gomez, percussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Reading Rainbow Kiki Ball


The Reading Rainbow Kiki Ball celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride and honors the skills and style that have made ballroom the cultural force it is today while also honoring contemporary dancers of the form. 5 pm: Courtney “Balenciaga” Washington’s MasterZ at Work Dance Family kicks off the festivities performing Works & Process commissioned dances. 6pm: Immediately following, bling out your heels, bring on the realness, and get ready to werk it at the Reading Rainbow Kiki Ball with commentator Snookie Juicy West and DJ Belinda. Legends Omari “Oricci” Wiles and Courtney “Balenciaga” Washington judge contestants serving their freshest looks on the runway, where one winner from each competitive category will earn their place among ballroom royalty. Tenz Magazine’s Sailey Williams, a leading ballroom journalist documents the events. Tickets required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts (online)


Music featured thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Featuring: 6:00 pm: Zosha 6:30 pm: Melissa Lusk 7:00 pm: Sean Lee
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Gatsby: Classic Novel Reimagined


Jeremy Holt's book is an epic rager based on a timeless classic--welcome to the new Roaring '20s. When middle-class Singaporean student Lu Zhao is invited to spend a summer on Long Island with his rich cousin, Tommy, before attending Columbia University in the fall, his assimilation into the opulent American lifestyle straps him into a collision course fueled by designer drugs, sex, deceit, and murder. Set in present-day Long Island, Gatsby reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel as an LGBTQ-tinged, multicultural thriller for the Internet age.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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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
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Light and Flow: Liliane Lijn's Crossing Map


American-born Liliane Lijn is a pioneering and visionary artist, whose richly varied contributions to contemporary art span more than six decades. Living in Paris, New York and Athens before making London her home from the mid-1960s, she became known while still in her early twenties for her mesmeric kinetic and light-based sculptures. Passionately absorbed by scientific and Buddhist perspectives on reality, she made energy, or what she called 'atomic truth', the subject and medium of her art. In the early 1980s, Lijn continued with her light-based work but also wanted to create a new imagery of the feminine spirit, for herself and for other women. Seemingly changing her direction, she made body-related sculptures including, later, bronze casts taken from her own body. This lecture will look at this pivotal period within Lijn's evolution, focusing on her 1983 artist book, Crossing Map and specifically its 150 or so original drawings, executed mainly in pencil, that have not been discussed in literature on the artist or seen publicly for forty years. Reflecting Lijn's vision of life as flow, these intriguing and beautiful images slip seamlessly across the volume's pages like a visual score. Part autobiography, part science fiction and part reflections about human relationships, Crossing Map is an ambitious but little discussed tour de force that evolved over sixteen years.
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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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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | An Evening with Stanley Stellar: Photographing Pride and Progress


Embark on a five-decade journey of the LBGTQ community through the lens of Stanley Stellar. Celebrated for his powerful observations of street life and empathic studio portraits, Stellar’s photographs acutely define the freedom, beauty, fear, and joy of one of NYC's most historic and influential periods from the Stonewall riots of 1969 through the Gay Liberation Movement and beyond. Stellar's vivid document of the West Village's long-gone Christopher Street Piers, the first Gay Pride Parades, and individuals facing the unfathomable realities of the HIV/AIDS epidemic bear witness to both the struggles and triumphs of the human experience.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Caribbean Music Concert


Jamaican pianist Paul Shaw; Puerto Rican flutist Nora Lee Garcia; and Bahamian ensemble C Force, with Christine Gangelhoff, flute; Christian Justilien, euphonium; and Paul Jones, piano, perform works connected to the Caribbean, including four world premieres. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Contemporary Dance


Students from Joffrey Ballet Concert Group open the show for Jennifer Muller/The Works and Dance Heginbotham. Jennifer Muller / The Works dance in honor of their late founding Artistic Director, Jennifer Muller, who sadly passed away in late March. For this performance, the company will perform excerpts from Attic (1993, choreographed by Jennifer Muller, set to music by Tracy Chapman) and Aria (2008, also choreographed by Muller, set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). Dance Heginbotham will be performing Iversongs (2023) and Closing Bell (2012). Iversongs (created especially for this performance) is a combination of two prior pieces, Easy Win and Dance Sonata, made in collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson (founding member of The Bad Plus). For this performance, Iverson will be on hand to perform the pieces, alongside drummer Vincent Sperrazza. Closing Bell is performed to music by Tyondai Braxton, and it is the first piece that John Heginbotham created for Dance Heginbotham when he founded the company in 2012; the piece was recently revivied for the company's 10th anniversary season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Dance Festival on the River


The showcase celebrates the vibrant voices and diverse styles our city has to offer. Set against the incomparable backdrop of a Hudson River sunset, this two-day festival brings world-class performances. This year, street dance and tap performances come to the stage, along with ballet and modern dance. 2023 performers (lineup subject to change): Ayodele Casel The Missing Element Complexions Contemporary Ballet Paul Taylor Dance Company
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Screening | Ficciones: Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra (online thru Sep. 1)


Ficciones is an immersive concert film experience featuring Roberto Sierra's newly commissioned Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra, which presents a mixture of Sierra's Latin-influenced ideas and modern compositional techniques through the voice of electric violinist Tracy Silverman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Game Night


Grab your friends for bingo, quiz shows, and more, with prizes for winners.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Powerhouse Jazz Guitarist and Singer


Viva DeConcini plays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She is influenced by diverse artists and styles including Jimi Hendrix, Dolly Parton, NYC, disco and jam band music, and has played everywhere from Bonnaroo with Cyro Baptista to Monterey Jazz Fest with Peter Apfelbaum. She has produced sell out music, burlesque and variety shows at The Slipper Room and Joe's Pub and is one of the few females to be featured in Guitar Player Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Festival | Sprituality Week Festival


Choose from hundeds on events, both free of charge and for a fee. See link for details. Runs June 2-11, 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Sunset Singing Circle


Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Freeform’s Cruel Summer: Actors Discuss the Series (online)


Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, Cruel Summer follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan’s best friend Luke, the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward. Stars Lexi Underwood and Sadie Stanley have a conversation as they delve into the twists, turns and shocking storylines of Cruel Summer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Hamlet: A Riveting, Present-Day Take on Shakespeare


Director Kenny Leon commands the stage with a nine-week, tour-de-force production of the Bard's masterpiece, a riveting, contemporary present-day take on Shakespeare's classic tale of family and betrayal, as enduring as the stars above the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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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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Movie in a Park | The Tango Lesson (1997): The Dancer and the Filmmaker


Dissatisfied with her latest Hollywood screenplay, filmmaker Sally finds solace in tango lessons with Pablo, an Argentinean dancer living in Paris. As their relationship deepens, they strike a deal: if he teaches her to tango, she will make him a movie star. As they work together to make a movie in Buenos Aires, they confront the complexities of their love and conflicting desires. Directed by Sally Potter With Sally Potter, Pablo Veron, Carlos Copello 100 min. In French, Spanish, and English with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
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