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55 free events take place on Thursday, June 13 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 13 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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55 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, June 13, 2024

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free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Walking Tour of Beautiful Riverfront Parks
free events nyc Latin Grammy WInner Blends Salsa, Pop, Jazz and More
free events nyc Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Tragedy in the Park
free events nyc The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience
free events nyc Oscar-Nominated Fimmaker Blends Cinema and Live Music
free events nyc Black Swan (2010): Ballet Drama with Oscar-Winning Natalie Portman (in a Park)
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Workshop | Rooftop Yoga


These invigorating classes will feature dynamic flow sequences, providing ample opportunities for meditation and self-reflection. All skill levels are welcome to participate, but if you are pregnant, please consult your doctor and inform the instructor before attending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Rooftop Yoga

Park Walk | Forest Bathing


Reconnecting with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water, snacks, and a towel or cushion for sitting on the ground.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Forest Bathing

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.
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Workshops, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Pick Up Pickleball

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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Tours, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Catch-and-Release Fishing


The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel. Fishing poles are available to borrow. Instruction and bait are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Catch-and-Release Fishing

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Fairs, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Film | The Taming of the Shrew (1967) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton


In this film adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, Grumio and Hortensio both long to wed the same beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, her wealthy father will not let his daughter marry unless her hot-tempered sister, Katherina, also has a suitor. Luckily, the slovenly Petruchio is looking for an affluent woman to marry, so Grumio and Hortensio pay him to try to woo the extremely volatile Katherina. Director: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch, Alan Webb, Victor Spinetti, Michael York, Natasha Pyne Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. Richard Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and gave a memorable performance as Hamlet in 1964. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation. Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He received BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton became a top box office star, and by the late 1960s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
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Films, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Taming of the Shrew (1967) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Workshop | Pickleball on the Waterfront


Serve up some fun this spring, as you try your hand at pickleball on the scenic waterfront. Grab your favorite opponent to have a friendly match.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Red Light, Green Light: Youth Ensembles


The Young People's Chorus of New York City is one of the nation's largest and most ambitious youth ensembles, serving 2,000 throughout New York City annually. Founded by MacArthur Fellow and Musical America's 2018 Educator of the Year Francisco J. N??ez, YPC's mission and values are rooted in providing children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance. At Red Light, Green Light, over 1,000 children from schools spanning the boroughs will celebrate the sounds of New York City. Led by the YPC Artistic Team, choruses will present a program that speaks to the inspirational power of music and will lift you up in the key of love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Red Light, Green Light: Youth Ensembles

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

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: Todd Robbins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Baroque Work for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)


Jeremy Rhizor, violin; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; Marc Bellassai, harpsichord, perform Marin Marais's (1656-1728) La Gamme.
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Baroque Work for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpischord (In Person AND Online!)

Film | The Long, Hot Summer (1958) with Paul Newman, Orson Welles, and Angela Lansbury


Handsome vagabond Ben Quick returns to the Mississippi town his late father called home, but rumors of his dad's pyromaniac tendencies follow him as soon as he sets foot there. The proud young man's determination eventually wins over civic leader Will Varner, who decides Ben might be just the man for his daughter, Clara -- much to the displeasure of Will's gutless sonand Clara's society boyfriend. Director: Martin Ritt Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, race car driver, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and more. Orson Welles was an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in film, radio, and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. Welles received an Academy Award and three Grammy Awards among other numerous honors. Angela Lansbury was a British and American actress and singer. In a career spanning 80 years, she played various roles across film, stage, and television. Among her numerous accolades were six Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), six Golden Globe Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, and the Academy Honorary Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards, eighteen Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award.
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Films, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Long, Hot Summer (1958) with&nbsp;Paul Newman,&nbsp;Orson Welles, and&nbsp;Angela Lansbury

Film | The Beekeeper (2024) with Jason Statham


One man's brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it's revealed he's a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers. Director: David Ayer Cast: Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Bobby Naderi Jason Statham is an English actor and martial artist. He is known for portraying characters in various action-thriller films who are typically tough, gritty, or violent. Statham has been credited for leading the resurgence of action films during the 2000s and 2010s.
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Films, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Beekeeper (2024) with&nbsp;Jason Statham

Film | The Collector (1965): psychological horror


Clerk Freddie Clegg, an avid butterfly collector, wins a football pool and buys a country house with a large basement. He then kidnaps art student Miranda Grey, a longtime crush of his, after trailing her in a van. Freddie locks Miranda in the basement and buys her clothes and books so that she can get to know him. They initially agree that she will stay at the house for a month, but Miranda fears what will happen when the time comes for her to leave. Director: William Wyler Cast: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar
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Films, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Collector (1965): psychological horror

Staged Reading | Apple Bottom: Butt Seriously


In Karina Billini's new play, a humble neighbor and a high-strung influencer arrive as patients for their post-butt-lift recovery, Apple Bottom Spa struggles to keep both women afloat. Karina Billini is a Brooklyn-bred Dominican-American playwright.  She is a first-year playwriting fellow at Juilliard, an EWG fellow at the Public, and a proud Youngblood alum.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Apple Bottom: Butt Seriously

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.
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Other | The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience


Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu. Immerse yourself in the interactive universe of The Dream Machine with VR headsets. Choose from five distinct experiences featuring game-like interactive play and virtual performances with avatars of legendary artists: the psychedelic funktastic cosmos of George Clinton 'The Funkmasta'; an avant-garde playground with Laurie Anderson 'LAAN' Light Angel Announcer of News; the big, bold world of Black rock with Vernon Reid 'Loopmasta'; an alt-metal encounter with Skin 'Spikemasta' the First Lady of the Black British rock movement and lead vocalist of the Skunk Anansie Band; and the immersive Nonaverse with the visionary Nona Hendryx's 'Cyboracle'. Ticket holders can experience one of these choose-your-own virtual adventures per time slot. Each of the 5 unique concert experiences can accommodate up to 8 audience members, and VR headsets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience

City Walk | Walking Tour of Beautiful Riverfront Parks


Explore Battery Park City's southern district - New York undiscovered by many. The tour 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. See historic views of the waterfront, the tour will visit South Cove and the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951. We will also learn about current construction underway in Wagner Park, as part of the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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City Walks, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Walking Tour of Beautiful Riverfront Parks

Opening Reception | Lola Flash and Alice O'Malley: Gay 90s in Photographs


Photographers Lola Flash and Alice O’Malley are both veterans of women’s clubs and AIDS activism in 1990s New York. This show presents their individually curated slide shows, primarily featuring images from that indelible decade, displayed on opposite walls of the gallery. By 1990, photo slide shows had become a nearly instant, affordable way to celebrate queer beauty and militant eroticism within our clubhouses. Group empowerment and reflecting our unity were crucial during those heady years. We railed against censorship and queer phobia, while AIDS ravaged friends, family, and lovers, because we had no effective medicines to suppress it and a government that vilified us. These photographs gave us visibility and strength. Come see. In addition, the exhibition will feature a constellation of prints from Alice O’Malley’s slide show, along with Lola Flash’s vibrant metal portraits of downtown New York LEGENDS and a trio of images from her surmise series.
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Opening Receptions, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Lola Flash and Alice O'Malley: Gay 90s in Photographs

Book Discussion | The World Got Away by Mikel Rouse


This evening's event celebrates Mikel Rouse with a discussion about his new memoir, The World Got Away, and a listening party of his new album Language Barrier. The memoir channels Rouse’s high energy personality into an exuberant account of the precarity and pleasures of artistic creation. Raconteur and starving artist, Rouse emerged from the legendary art world of 1980s New York to build a forty-year career defined by stage and musical successes, inexhaustible creativity, and a support network of famous faces, loyal allies, and high art hustlers. The World Got Away guides readers through a working artists’ hardscrabble life while illuminating the unromantic truth that a project’s reception may depend on a talented cast and crew but can depend on reliable air conditioning. Brent Reidy, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries at NYPL, will moderate a conversation with Rouse about the book, and his life and work. They will be joined by Andrew Rose Gregory and Evan Gregory of The Gregory Brothers. Following the event, there will be a book signing. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Classical Composition, Popular Storytelling, and Improvisational Jazz


Composer, pianist, music producer, and singer-songwriter Natalie Tenenbaum performs classical composition, popular storytelling, and improvisational jazz. Her solo piano performances have been called “sparkling” and “consistently invigorating” by The New York Times.
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Classical Composition, Popular Storytelling, and Improvisational Jazz

Workshop | Kayaking in the Park


Glide along the water this summer and fall in a protected embayment with public kayaking. 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
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Concert | Salsa Music


Warm up to the sounds of salsa with DJ Sabrosura. DJ Sabrosura, born and raised in the Bronx, brings a unique blend of Latin roots (Salsa, Merengue) and club classics (House, Hip-Hop, Dancehall) to his sets. After honing his craft on vinyl in the 90s, he returned in 2015, mastering digital DJing and igniting dance floors across The Bronx, Harlem, and Uptown NYC as a full-time DJ and event producer with his company XCLSV Events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Salsa Music

Other | The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience


Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu. Immerse yourself in the interactive universe of The Dream Machine with VR headsets. Choose from five distinct experiences featuring game-like interactive play and virtual performances with avatars of legendary artists: the psychedelic funktastic cosmos of George Clinton ‘The Funkmasta’; an avant-garde playground with Laurie Anderson ‘LAAN’ Light Angel Announcer of News; the big, bold world of Black rock with Vernon Reid ‘Loopmasta’; an alt-metal encounter with Skin ‘Spikemasta’ the First Lady of the Black British rock movement and lead vocalist of the Skunk Anansie Band; and the immersive Nonaverse with the visionary Nona Hendryx’s ‘Cyboracle’. Ticket holders can experience one of these choose-your-own virtual adventures per time slot. Each of the 5 unique concert experiences can accommodate up to 8 audience members, and VR headsets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Film | Notes on a Scandal (2006) with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett


A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her fifteen-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond a platonic friendship. Director: Richard Eyre Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett Judi Dench is regarded as one of Britain's best actresses. She is noted for her versatile work in various films and television programs encompassing several genres, as well as for her numerous roles on the stage. Dench has garnered various accolades throughout a career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and more. Cate Blanchett is an Australian actor and producer. Regarded as one of the best performers of her generation, she is recognized for her versatility across independent films, blockbusters, and theater. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Films, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Notes on a Scandal (2006) with&nbsp;Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett

Concert | Kim Gordon, Founding Member of Sonic Youth


Kim Gordon has been making outsider art in and out of the mainstream since she first arrived in New York City in the 1970s. Her work with the iconic 90s rock band Sonic Youth formed the vanguard of experimental guitar music in the downtown scene and was soon exported around the world, shaping modern rock music in the process. With Sonic Youth in her rearview, the 70-year-old rock matriarch is still kicking ass and taking names, exhibiting visual art and wielding distortion and dissonance to make some of the most exciting sounds at the bleeding edge of rock. She brings her latest LP The Collective to the park. She’s joined by the Sun Ra Arkestra, a group which, after nearly 70 years of cosmic jazz innovation, is as much an institution as it is a band. 99-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen (who has been with the group since 1958, and bandleader since Sun Ra’s death in 1993) leads more than a dozen musicians through transportive sets that reveal a spirit that has influenced jazz music—and beyond—for multiple generations. They’re joined by Slauson Malone 1, a performance piece created by the artist and musician Jasper Marsalis that explores the possible intersections of popular music and performance art. His latest LP Excelsior explores masculinity with a newfound clarity, interrogating his own lived experiences through songs and movements. Slauson Malone 1 is accompanied by cellist Nicky Wetherell.
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Kim Gordon, Founding Member of Sonic Youth

Workshop | Martial Arts in the Park


A variety of martial arts classes for the masses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Martial Arts in the Park

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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City Walk | Stories of Greenwich Village Tour


Uncover the hidden stories of Greenwich Village on this captivating social walking tour of iconic spots in the West Village. Join your local guide, Jeanette, as she reveals fascinating tales and little-known facts about one of New York’s oldest and most intriguing neighborhoods. Over the course of 1.5 hours, you’ll discover the true stories behind some of NYC’s most talked-about locations; as well as hidden gems. Get set for a non-touristy, immersive and social experience that will change how you see Greenwich Village forever. Perfect for first-time visitors, as well as New Yorkers looking to dig a little deeper.
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Discussion | The Dimensionality of Being Afro-Latino/A/E/X


This discussion will explore the diverse landscape of Afro-Latinx identities, celebrating the vibrant spectrum of our community. "AfroLatinx" is not a one-size-fits-all label. It encompasses Afro-Latinidades, a rich tapestry woven from varied experiences, perspectives, and struggles. This event delves into the multi-dimensional reality of being Afro-Latinx, exploring how varied issues like education, law enforcement, economic representation, and reproductive justice shape the unique fabric and future of our communities.  Joy L. Bivins will host the evening.  Get ready to be moved by the power of words from Stephanie Pacheco, National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. Natasha S. Alford, award-winning journalist, digital host, and millennial media executive, will moderate the discussion. This event will feature prominent figures, including academic scholars, community leaders, and cultural activists, who will engage in a stimulating conversation to address the complexities of Afro-Latinidad. Among the panelists are Mariel Acosta Matos, PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center; Beatriz Beckford, artist, organizer, and strategist; Rosa Alicia Clemente, award-winning organizer, speaker, political commentator, producer, independent journalist, scholar-activist, and former vice-presidential candidate; Led Black, Dominican-American writer, blogger, filmmaker and entrepreneur; Mellissa Valle, assistant professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Rutgers University-Newark.
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Discussions, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Dimensionality of Being Afro-Latino/A/E/X

Book Discussion | Cuckoo: Evil in the Desert


Gretchen Felker-Martin presents a vicious new novel about a group of teens who must stay true to themselves while in a conversion camp from hell. Something evil is buried deep in the desert. It wants your body. It wears your skin. In the summer of 1995, seven queer kids abandoned by their parents at a remote conversion camp came face to face with it. They survived—but at Camp Resolution, everybody leaves a different person. Sixteen years later, only the scarred and broken survivors of that terrible summer can put an end to the horror before it's too late. The fate of the world depends on it.
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Book Discussions, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Cuckoo: Evil in the Desert

Play | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Tragedy in the Park


Co-directed by Geoffrey Horne and Alec Baldwin, this fully-realized production of this timeless tragedy of ambition and hubris plays inside the open-air walls of the venue. Set in 11th century Scotland, this captivating classic follows the journey of Macbeth, a valiant general whose thirst for power and unchecked ambition leads him down a path of witches, betrayal, murder, guilt, and consequence.
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6:30 pm
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Plays, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Tragedy in the Park

Play | The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors will be performed in English and Spanish by the Public Theatre's Mobile Unit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare

Play | The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): All 37 Plays in One


Three actors will perform all of Shakespeare's 37 plays in 97 minutes! Presented by The Hudson Classical Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): All 37 Plays in One

Book Discussion | The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan


In this novel, an ordinary housewife becomes an unlikely spy—and her dark secrets will test even the most unbreakable ties. Malaya, 1945. Cecily Alcantara’s family is in terrible danger: her fifteen-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is confined in a basement to prevent being pressed into service at the comfort stations. Her eldest daughter Jujube, who works at a tea house frequented by drunk Japanese soldiers, becomes angrier by the day. Cecily knows two things: that this is all her fault; and that her family must never learn the truth. A decade prior, Cecily had been desperate to be more than a housewife to a low-level bureaucrat in British-colonized Malaya. A chance meeting with the charismatic General Fujiwara lured her into a life of espionage, pursuing dreams of an “Asia for Asians.” Instead, Cecily helped usher in an even more brutal occupation by the Japanese. Ten years later as the war reaches its apex, her actions have caught up with her. Now her family is on the brink of destruction—and she will do anything to save them. Spanning years of pain and triumph, told from the perspectives of four unforgettable characters, The Storm We Made is a dazzling saga about the horrors of war; the fraught relationships between the colonized and their oppressors, and the ambiguity of right and wrong when survival is at stake. At this event, Vanessa Chan will discuss her book and more with fellow writer Qian Julie Wang. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Storm We Made by&nbsp;Vanessa Chan

Concert | Blues by the Boardwalk


Enjoy foundational blues masters in an intimate concert. Blues Hall of Fame vocalist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Kalb has been playing music for more than 50 years. In addition to fronting the Jonathan Kalb Band, he has backed a myriad of famous blues, soul, R&B, and rock and roll legends such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Rush, Johnny Copeland, Sunnyland Slim, Honeyboy Edwards, Solomon Burke, Evelyn Champagne King, and Steve Miller. As bandleader on the Dick Clark show he backed up Gary US Bonds, Bo Diddley, and The Crystals, and in 1995 his trio Memphis Blues Caravan opened for BB King at the Dublin Blues Fest for an audience of 30,000. He was a finalist in the Blues Foundation's 2023 International Blues Challenge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Blues by the Boardwalk

Workshop | HIIT Workout on the River


At MTHD by Oscar, they take longevity seriously. Their highly methodical, holistic approach to training is based on functional movement. Start with the basics – push, pull, squat, lunge, hinge, and rotation as you build each workout. This approach optimizes strength and stability to create more balance in the body.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Latin Grammy WInner Blends Salsa, Pop, Jazz and More


Peruvian two-time Latin Grammy Award winner Tony Succar and his orchestra present a unique blend of salsa, jazz, pop, and Afro-Latino-inspired sounds! Tony will be joined by his mother, singer Mimy Succar, a distinguished ambassador of Peruvian music in her own right. Mimy and Tony are proud Grammy Award nominees this year for their album Mimy & Tony. Hit the dance floor with DJ John John, who also will be performing to keep the party going.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Latin Grammy WInner Blends Salsa, Pop, Jazz and More

Concert | Revivalist Band Plays Folk and Americana in the Park


Roots revivalist Victor V. Gurbo and his four-piece backing band create original folk ballads infused with an Americana spirit. This award winning band pays homage to the canon of American song and poetry with a raw, bluesy, foot-stomping sound that’s both classic and contemporary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Revivalist Band Plays Folk and Americana in the Park

Dancing | Sunset Salsa in the Park


6:30 PM: Beginner Lessons 7:15 PM: Open Dance Formerly the youngest Soloist from the National Ballet of Peru, Tal?a relocated to New York City to expand her dance abilities, study acting and manage some of the most successful Ballroom dance studios for over a decade. She is the producer of multiple salsa events around New York City. Her vast connection to the entertainment industry, combined with her warm, fun and inclusive approach to dance events, enables New Yorkers to fall in love with Latin Dance and Latin Culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Dancings, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Sunset Salsa in the Park

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


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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Workshops, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Sunset Yoga

Book Discussion | 2 New Books: Shadow Men / Hall of Mirrors


Hall of Mirrors When a popular mystery novelist dies suspiciously, his writing partner must untangle the author's connection to a serial killer in award-winning John Copenhaver's new novel set in 1950s McCarthy-era Washington, DC. Shadow Men: The Tangled Story of Murder, Media, and Privilege That Scandalized Jazz Age America From Edgar Award finalist James Polchin comes a thrilling examination of the murder that captivated Jazz Age America, with echoes of the decadence and violence of The Great Gatsby.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, 2 New Books: Shadow Men / Hall of Mirrors

Play | Henry IV: Shakespeare Throughout the Park


This production is staged in Panoramic Theatre. Audience members physically follow the actors from place to place throughout the Park venue, entering the world of the play and becoming mobile participants in the story unfolding around them. Presetned by the New York Classical Theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Henry IV: Shakespeare Throughout the Park

Staged Reading | The Two of Them: Supreme Court Justice vs Accuser


Joe Sutton's play charts the growing relationship between two women – Pat Adams, wife of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Adams, and the justice’s one-time accuser, Ashley Duncan. By the end, after some very dark secrets are shared, the two women force a confrontation with justice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Two of Them: Supreme Court Justice vs Accuser

Performance | lil BLK: An Experimental Solo Performance on Black and Queer Identity


lil BLK invites you into a deeply personal exploration of Black and queer identity through the lens of NIC Kay’s lived experiences. This live experimental solo performance delves into moments of pain, loss, and the quest for healing. Set against the backdrop of a twenty-year shift in public attitude toward the LGBTQ community, everchanging queer cultures, and the evolving and reimagined landscape of the dancefloor–NIC Kay’s narrative unfolds with raw honesty and vulnerability, inviting reflection and connection with the audience. Prepare to be immersed in a journey that is equal parts intimate, thought-provoking, and deeply human. Embark on a journey with lil BLK’24! This River to River presentation of NIC Kay’s first solo work will be a reimagined version of lil BLK, which debuted at Links Hall in Chicago in 2015. Trace lil BLK’s path from the prestigious 2018 American Realness Festival at Abrons Arts Center, New York, to its feature in the OTV’s (opentv) Bronx Cunt Tour, and captivating performances at AfroPunk Atlanta 2016, Creating Change Conference 2016, Buddies in Bad Times, Dixon Place, and beyond. Engage with the captivating narrative using #lilBLK.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, lil BLK: An Experimental Solo Performance on Black and Queer Identity

Staged Reading | Blood, Sweat, and Queers: Czech Intersex Athlete's Story


Tomáš Dianiška's play is one of the most successful in contemporary Czech drama. It deals with a sports scandal of the interwar period that was hushed up in the Czech Republic for a long time. It is inspired by the life of the successful athlete Zdena Koubková (1913-1986), celebrated in the sports world of the time as a “wonder woman” and holding several world records until she was identified as intersex in 1936, changed her gender, underwent surgery to become Zdeněk Koubek. Together with the main character’s life story, Dianiška’s play also describes the increasing fascism of the 1930s, permeated by homophobia, transphobia and gender stereotypes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | Oscar-Nominated Fimmaker Blends Cinema and Live Music


Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green brings his "live cinema documentary" masterpieces together for the first time, featuring his signature mix of live music and narration teeming with deeply moving insights on the human condition. The "Triple Feature" includes the globally acclaimed 32 Sounds with JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012) with Yo La Tengo, and A Thousand Thoughts, a live documentary with the Kronos Quartet (2018) performed for the final time in New York City, and featuring the final NYC performances of members Hank Dutt and John Sherba after 42 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Screenings, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Oscar-Nominated Fimmaker Blends Cinema and Live Music

Concert | Sonic Futures


Sonic Futures is the culmination of a semester-long dialogue between the Berklee College of Music’s Department of Electronic Production and Design students and Nona Hendryx’s Dream Machine project. Primarily focused on Afrofuturism and spatial audio, throughout the semester, the students have been crafting a soundscape for Bina48’s Garden that reflects each of their interpretations of, and hopes for, what the future may sound like. The resulting soundscape threads a narrative of care, inclusivity, possibility, and cultural diversity while also articulating a critique of the abuse of power done in the name of technological growth and violence produced by sociocultural biases. Inspired by The Dream Machine’s invitation to be a limitless dreamer, the works created by the group animate the future they want to see, now. The event will feature the 10 pieces that compose the Garden’s soundscape and provide space for conversation between the artists and the audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Sonic Futures

Other | The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience


Dive headfirst into the future with full-scale virtual reality experiences, conceived by Nona Hendryx with designs by XR artist Sutu. Immerse yourself in the interactive universe of The Dream Machine with VR headsets. Choose from five distinct experiences featuring game-like interactive play and virtual performances with avatars of legendary artists: the psychedelic funktastic cosmos of George Clinton 'The Funkmasta'; an avant-garde playground with Laurie Anderson 'LAAN' Light Angel Announcer of News; the big, bold world of Black rock with Vernon Reid 'Loopmasta'; an alt-metal encounter with Skin 'Spikemasta' the First Lady of the Black British rock movement and lead vocalist of the Skunk Anansie Band; and the immersive Nonaverse with the visionary Nona Hendryx's 'Cyboracle'. Ticket holders can experience one of these choose-your-own virtual adventures per time slot. Each of the 5 unique concert experiences can accommodate up to 8 audience members, and VR headsets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Others, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, The Dream Machine: Virtual Reality Experience

Classical Music | Acclaimed Classical Pianist


Critically acclaimed composer, pianist, music producer, and singer-songwriter Natalie Tenenbaum imaginative compositions and arrangements gives audiences a stirring performance. While she’s a frequent collaborator with artists ranging from Lang Lang to Pentatonix, Lea Michele, and Tori Kelly, her solo performances—a recent one called “sparkling” and “consistently invigorating” by The New York Times—are not to be missed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Acclaimed Classical Pianist

Classical Music | New York Philharmonic Performs Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and More in a Park


New York Philharmonic; Thomas Wilkins, Conductor; Randall Goosby, Violin. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Egmont Overture Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Violin Concerto in E minor Elgar (1857-1934), Wand of Youth Overture Dalya Shaman, Floating in the Stars David Wright, Tarzan's Rage Carlos Simon (b. 1986), Four Black American Dances Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Capriccio espagnol About the Orchestra 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, New York Philharmonic Performs Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and More in a Park

Movie in a Park | Black Swan (2010): Ballet Drama with Oscar-Winning Natalie Portman (in a Park)


Nina is a talented but unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her artistic director and a seductive rival, Nina's grip on reality slips, plunging her into a waking nightmare. Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel 108 min.
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9:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, June 13, 2024, 06/13/2024, Black Swan (2010): Ballet Drama with Oscar-Winning Natalie Portman (in a Park)
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