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55 free events take place on Saturday, June 15 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 15 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 Saturday, June 15, 2024

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free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Porch Stomp: Dozens of Bands
free events nyc Revival 8: Then and Now: 20th Century Choreographers Reimagined
free events nyc Grammy Nominated Group Performs Afro-Latin Music, Jazz, and Funk
free events nyc A Latin Take on Roots Reggae Music: Latin Grammy Award winners Cultura Profetica
free events nyc A Thousand Thoughts: A "Live Documentary" with the Kronos Quartet
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Birdwatching | Let's Go Birding Together


Celebrate Pride Month with NYC Audubon on our Let's Go Birding Together (aka "LGBT") bird outing. This event welcomes members of the queer community and allies alike. Anyone who is interested in discovering and enjoying the birds of NYC, regardless of experience level, is encouraged to join!  Explore different spots around the park, including the Lake and Turtle Pond in search of songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and whatever other surprises might show up to greet us. The group will meet at the park entrance on  
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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.
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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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Tours, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, 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.
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Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of the cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
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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.
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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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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


The class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will be learning an easy-to learn short 13-movement form that provides the foundational movements for the longer Yang Style form of 103 movements. Instructor: Richard Anton Diaz, Founder of the infinite Life Institue
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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.
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Fairs, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Over 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River, including over 85 species in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary waters. Anglers ages 5 and up are invited to participate at this program, with parental supervision required. Our River Project team provides all the necessary equipment and an on-site fishing tutorial. Participation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join Big City Fishing for a relaxing and educational experience at the water’s edge.
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Festival | East Village Zine Fair 2024


2024’s East Village Zine Fair will showcase artists, independent publishers, and collectives from NYC to our fourth annual EVZF, celebrating the neighborhood’s history of underground print culture past and present.
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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.
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Dance Lesson | Learn the Brazilian Samba


Immerse yourself in the pulsating beats of Brazilian samba! Led by Marizete Browne of Sambazina, this dynamic class invites participants of all levels to experience the joy and energy of this iconic dance form, accompanied by live samba drums led by Ivo Ara?jo of Manhattan Samba. From the infectious rhythm of the music, you'll learn the essentials of samba while soaking in the cultural richness of Brazil. Don't miss this exhilarating opportunity to move and groove!
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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.
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Concert | Porch Stomp: Dozens of Bands


Porch Stomp invites dozens of folk bands, artists, and per-form-ing arts orga-ni-za-tions to use the his-toric porch-es of the park as a space for per-for-mance and edu-ca-tion, high-light-ing artistry rang-ing from tra-di-tion-al folk to old-time, blues, roots, blue-grass and Americana. Porch Stomp offers unique per-for-mance and edu-ca-tion-al oppor-tu-ni-ties, includ-ing con-certs, work-shops and open jams. Each "stage" or porch is curat-ed and pro-duced by an arts orga-ni-za-tion or local venue that sup-ports tra-di-tion-al arts, and will rep-re-sent a spe-cif-ic folk com-mu-ni-ty in New York City.
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Concerts, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Porch Stomp: Dozens of Bands

Festival | Third Saturdays on the Island


Spe­cial indoor and out­door activ­i­ties and pub­lic pro­grams. All events are free and open to all. See link for for full details
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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
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Festival | Celebrate Juneteenth in the Park


Through rousing musical presentations, hands-on family-friendly activities, archaeological insights, and opportunities to engage with Conservancy guides at key locations within the landscape, relive the traditions of Seneca Village’s residents and celebrate the strong sense of community cultivated by their three churches.
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Concert | Ensemble Honors Afro-Colombian Women Songwriters


Come and be part of the celebration of life and culture with La Manga. They're honoring the legacy of Afro-Colombian women songwriters in the cultural manifestations of cumbia, bullerengue, and tambora. It's a journey across Colombia's Caribbean Coast, guided by the powerful sounds of gaitas and tambores. This is an interactive experience for the whole family, where you can dance and learn about these oral traditions. Storytelling, joy, and resistance blend into this unique cultural experience. This Brooklyn-based collective of artists (Daniela Serna, Andrea Chavarro, Katherine Ocampo, and Lina Fernanda Silva) is led by Daniela Serna, a songwriter, educator, and investigator who has traveled over the past 18 years to small villages and festivals to learn from the elders in the communities of Puerto Escondido, Necocl?, San Juan de Urab?, Monter?a, and Barranquilla.
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Festival | Juneteenth Festival


Bring your family and friends to enjoy music, storytime, double dutch and lindy hop.
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Open Studios | Open Studios


Open Studios offers a glimpse into the creative process and artistic development of artists-in-residence. Members of the public are invited into the studios of 11 multidisciplinary artists to learn about their practices and experience a wide range of artistic works in progress, from theater based work to sculpture, painting, film, photography, and more. Held at the culmination of this nine-months program, guests can engage in conversation with artists in their studios and experience live performances (readings, screenings, workshops and more). Daily event schedule to come!
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Book Discussion | Supremacy at Sea: Task Force 58 and the Central Pacific Victory (online)


Professor Evan Mawdsley will speak on his latest book. Task Force 58 was World War II’s most powerful battle fleet. Made up in mid-1944 of sixteen aircraft carriers, over a thousand combat aircraft, and an armada of escorts, it was vital to victory over Japan. In this compelling account, Evan Mawdsley charts the 3,500-mile dash of the “Big Blue Fleet” across the Central Pacific in the first six months of 1944, overwhelming enemy opposition and transforming the nature of naval warfare. The Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 crushed the enemy’s naval air force and secured war-winning air bases in the Mariana Islands. Mawdsley examines the elements of the rapidly assembled force—ships, planes, and 100,000 officers and men—as well as the advanced bases and fleet train that provided such astounding mobility.
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Workshop | Contemporary Games Social


Play your favorite contemporary board games every Saturday afternoon. Featured games include but are not limited to Chameleon, Wavelength, Avalon, Parade, Splendor, Century Spice Road, Mountain Goats, No Thanks, Codenames, Werewords, Spyfall, Azul, Letter Jam, Dixit, In Kahootz, and Captain Sonar. A new game will be selected each week.
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Tour | Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower


Urban Park Rangers lead a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City's water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower. Arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, to gain admittance. Registration is not required.
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Workshop | Impov Comedy


This fun class is for anyone from first time trying and for those who have been doing improv for decades. It will include a combo of both short form and long form improv. Great for people who have fear in public speaking, anxiety problems or want to improve communication skills. Have fun and find out how creative you really are!
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Film | Milk (2008) with Sean Penn


Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco Sean Penn is an American actor and film director. He has won Academy Awards for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008).
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Film | Next Goal Wins (2023) Directed by Taika Waititi


Due to a change in his employment status, Dutch-American football coach Thomas Rongen was forced to undertake a coaching role he had difficulty accepting. He flew to American Samoa to coach their national football team to become eligible for the 2001 FIFA World Cup. The main challenge, though, is that the team is touted as one of the weakest in the world. Based on the 2014 documentary with the same title, this sports comedy-drama features the real-life travails of Thomas Rongen. Director: Taika Waititi Cast: Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, Rachel House, David Fane Taika Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor and comedian. He is known for directing quirky comedy films and has expanded his career as a voice actor and producer on numerous projects. He has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, as well as two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.
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Birdwatching | Island Bird Tour


Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the birdlife the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
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Festival | Juneteenth Celebration


Juneteenth originated in 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Battery Park City’s 8th annual Emancipation Day celebration offers fun, history, art and a performance by Juneteenth LP, whose mission is to share music of the African Diaspora through the lens of Black classically trained musicians. The Federation of Black Cowboys share history and horseback rides (ages 3 and up). Enjoy readings by Sana Butler from Sugar of the Crop, her award-winning book based on interviews with African-Americans whose parents were born before 1865, and hear dreams and determination of the first families raised in freedom.  Browse in the book tent and art exhibit tent, paint your own Juneteenth flag, and relax on the lawn. Books and art available to purchase. Juneteenth dress is welcome! Bring a picnic!
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Birdwatching | Let's Go Birding Together


A special tour highlighting the birds and bees around the Island, including the Urban Farm. Since 2018, The Bee Conservancy has established a Bee Santuary, complete with native flower beds, honey bee hives, and native bee homes. In additiion to bees, nearly 240 bird species have been spotted, which provides excellent habitat all year round.
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Performance | Love for New York’s Waterways: Stories from the Stoop


Inspired by the often overlooked experiences of African-American maritime workers, Love for NY’s Waterways: Stories from the Stoop is a Moth-style storytelling and open mic event that celebrates the legacy of the African-American water stewards of New York.  The Stoop Stories event aims to celebrate Juneteenth, while raising awareness about the Billion Oyster Project and highlighting the rich history of New York's waterfront. Stoop Stories revolves around the intertwining narratives of the New York waterfront, environmental activism, cultural heritage, and personal experiences. Through the diverse perspectives of our storytellers, we aim to weave together a tapestry of stories that illuminate the past, present, and future of our city's maritime landscape, celebrating its resilience and diversity. We ground this event in the experiences and perspectives of individuals of color and indigenous water stewards but welcome everyone to share stories about their relationship to NY waterways.  Through the power of storytelling, we seek to encourage more people to explore the maritime industry and view New York Harbor as a shared recreational space, fostering a sense of community and connection to our 'commons.'
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Workshop | Tending Culture


In this workshop, participants will be led through a somatic arts session on natural bundle-dyeing with a focus on the wisdoms offered through flora and soil. Participants will be asked to consider what can be learned through the relationship to our plant and stone relatives. Working with soils and aggregates sourced along the Eastern Seaboard, which echo the historical movement of bodies from the Caribbean islands to the archipelago of New York, we will explore “Instructions to touch the earth,” posed by Delcy Morelos in conjunction with her installation El abrazo (The Embrace, 2023), while reflecting on the ways we cultivate connection. Each participant will leave with one dyed-textile piece to be used as an object for connection.
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Film | The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America (2012)


A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. Director: Jeff Kaufman 90 min.
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Park Walk | Shoreline Stroll


The peninsula, which opened in 2023, is the largest stand-alone recreational space in the park with its 5.5 acres of incredible public green space. From a sandy shoreline beach with tide pools to a pine grove, pile field and salt marsh, it is also one of the most fascinating sites to learn about local ecology. You’ll have the chance to learn more about these fascinating ecosystems from the River Project team. Grab your binoculars and try to spot some of the shorebirds seen regularly dabbling in our salt marsh, or see if you can spot some of the resident hawks that use the light poles as a perch to find their next meal.
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Forum | Death Cafe: A Discusson on Death


An informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. The purpose of Death Cafe is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
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Concert | 6 Musical Acts from Australia


Discover your next favourite Australian act at this year’s The Aussie BBQ with an unmissable lineup of iconic talent. Legendary Australian band Jebediah will make their long-awaited return to New York City, armed with a setlist full of their classic alt-rock tunes; Having sold out shows around North America in 2023, Last Dinosaurs will be bringing their bright and sunny indie rock to Central Park; Northeast Party House will be living up to their name with a high-energy show that combines elements of dance, electronica and rock; Sibling trio Sheppard have built a career off incredibly infectious pop songs. Their 2014 hit “Geronimo” which has clocked more than half a billion streams on Spotify; Sycco has collaborated with artists such as Flume, Chrome Sparks and Alice Ivy. Her kaleidoscopic sound won her a legion of admirers at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas; and a proud Gamilaraay woman, Thelma Plum’s sophisticated pop songs have gone Platinum and Gold in Australia, and become anthems for young people around the country.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Except This Time Nothing Returns from The Ashes


A conversation with exhibiting artists Asmaa Jama and Gouled Ahmed to discuss their film collaboration Except this time nothing returns from the ashes currently on view. The artists will be joined by curator Serubiri Moses. Inspired by African photography masters such as Samuel Fosso, Malick Sidibé and Seidou Keïta, paralleled with an exploration of Jama and Ahmed’s personal family archives, Except this time nothing returns from the ashes invites viewers through a journey of self-expression, that is at once political and historical, fictional and intimate. Through a poetic narrative, spoken word and music, the work investigates how personal identity and collective narratives are both constructed and corrupted by technologies that determine who is remembered and who is forgotten as the historical canon is formed. 
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Concert | The Crow: Traditional Australian Aboriginal Song and Contemporary Jazz


In a collaboration that crosses continents and cultures, Hand to Earth brings together traditional Australian Aboriginal song keepers and contemporary jazz musicians as it presents the North American premiere of The Crow, which traces the songline of the crow (waak waak) in remote northern Australia. Daniel Wilfred sings in the Wagilak language, and his is the oldest continuously practised music tradition in the world. Sunny Kim sings in English and Korean intoning gestures that invoke raw elemental forces. Together they sing of the stars, of fire, and of the cooling rain against the drone of David Wilfred’s didgeridoo and atmospheres created by trumpeter and sound artist, Peter Knight, and clarinetist Aviva Endean who draw on the minimalism of Brian Eno and Jon Hassell to create a bed for these beautifully contrasting voices. For this special concert presentation of their new work, The Crow, the ensemble is joined by one of the rising stars of European jazz, Polish violinist, Amalia Umeda. Eluding genre, traversing continents, and fusing the ancient and the contemporary, this ambitious collaboration is a must-see. Daniel Wilfred - voice and bilma David Wilfred - yidaki (didgeridoo) and voice Sunny Kim - voice, percussion, and electronics Aviva Endean - clarinets, harmonic flute, electronics Peter Knight - trumpet, electronics, percussion Amalia Umeda - violin
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Concerts, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, The Crow: Traditional Australian Aboriginal Song and Contemporary Jazz

Dance Performance | Revival 8: Then and Now: 20th Century Choreographers Reimagined


Dances for a Variable Population presents performances featuring a multi-generational company of legendary dance artists and neighborhood seniors. REVIVAL 8: Then and Now explores iconic dances inspired by twentieth century choreographers reimagined by today's older adult dancers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Revival 8: Then and Now: 20th Century Choreographers Reimagined

Discussion | Voices of a People’s History


An event hosted by Voices of a People’s History examining the efforts of people throughout U.S. history to achieve life, liberty, and happiness. This audience-engagement event features a brief performance giving expression to vital documents of dissent followed by a conversation moderated by a facilitator skilled at making connections between the performance and contemporary potentials for civic engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Voices of a People&rsquo;s History

Concert | Argentine Quintet Plays Cumbia-Rock


Get ready to rethink everything you know about cumbia at a very special Pride month event featuring the unmistakably unforgettable Kumbia Queers from Buenos Aires! This non-binary and lesbian quintet blends the grimy, electronic-driven subgenre of cumbia villera with driven guitar rock for a uniquely dynamic fusion of traditional and cutting-edge sounds. The band's show will feature a relentless blast of tropical-punk originals, covers, and new tracks from the group's latest album Fiesteria. A show with Kumbia Queers is more than just a concert; it's a celebration of inclusivity and freedom where everyone is invited to let loose and join the party!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Argentine Quintet Plays Cumbia-Rock

Poetry Reading | Civic Speakeasy: Music and Poetry


Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne, inaugural poet-in-residence, this event is dedicated to celebrating the intersection of art and democracy, embracing shared values, and building joyful communal civic traditions through music, poetry, keynote speeches, and reflection. Together, we can foster relationships and rebuild belief in each other. Hosted in collaboration with Citizen University, this gathering is designed for those seeking new ways to strengthen civic culture in their community through art. FEATURING Mahogany L. Browne Tongo Eisen-Martin Treya Lam Anthony McGill
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Civic Speakeasy: Music and Poetry

Concert | Grammy Nominated Group Performs Afro-Latin Music, Jazz, and Funk


Grammy Award-nominated The Pedrito Martinez Group (Pedrito Martinez, Percussion and Lead Vocals; Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, Keyboard and Vocals; Alvaro Benavides, Electric Bass and Vocals; Jhair Sala, Cowbell, Bongos, and Vocals) performs a blend of Afro-Latin music, jazz, and funk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Grammy Nominated Group Performs Afro-Latin Music, Jazz, and Funk

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Plays, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Tragedy in the Park

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 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): All 37 Plays in One

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 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Henry IV: Shakespeare Throughout the Park

Dance Performance | Jumpcore: Suicide as Dance


It is not entirely clear if Fred Herko planned to finish his intimate performance with a suicide death. He took a bath, turned on Mozart’s Coronation Mass and began to dance naked in his friend’s living room. He approached an open window several times. When Sanctus resounded, he ran and jumped out the window of the apartment on the fifth floor of New York’s Cornelia Street. Ballet dancers are said to believe they can fly. And indeed, suspended for a second in a jump, they do. Choreographer: Pawel Sakowicz
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Jumpcore: Suicide as Dance

Discussion | Meet the Designers of the Afrofuture Garden


A panel with the incomparable Nona Hendryx and spectacular designers Lutfi Janania, Mickalene Thomas, Gary Gunn, Katherine Freer, and Raja Sutu as they discuss designing The Dream Machine’s Afrofuture Garden, pushing the boundaries of art and technology. Together, these artists created an Afrofuturist garden world for audiences to meet AI-powered humanoid robot Bina48. A project of the Terasem Movement Foundation, Bina48 is the only social robot inspired, created, and programmed with mind files from an African American woman, Bina Rothblatt. Discover the past, engage with the present, and imagine the future. At 8:20pm, Cleo Reed presents Digital Distraction, a commentary on black digital life and a sonic look into the para-social dimension of relationship building. Reed will perform alongside Bina48, a humanoid robot powered by AI and the only social robot inspired, created, and programmed with mind files from an African American woman, Bina Rothblatt. This performance is a showcase of Reed's work as the first Willie Mae Rock Camp Alumni Fellow
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Meet the Designers of the Afrofuture Garden

Dance Performance | whale fall reckoning: An Abyssal Underwater World


Choreographer mayfield brooks presents two works–whale fall abyss in the cargo hold of the Tall Ship Wavertree, calling up ghosts and ancestors from the intersecting histories of whalers and slave ships and whale fall reckoning. Using found objects, sound, light, movement and projection, brooks conjures an abyssal underwater world that transforms the formerly munitions storage warehouse into an imagined site of the decomposed whale. Both presentations are a culmination of brooks’ project Whale Fall, originally commissioned by Abrons Arts Center and virtually premiered as an experimental dance film in 2021 during the height of the Covid-19 epidemic. When Whale Fall (the film) premiered brooks wrote, “This project was born out of a desire to sit with grief and rage in a world that discards too much and consumes too much. As a result, the bodies of whales and the bodies of Black folk seem to have a kinship in how they have been both targeted, hunted and consumed since the transatlantic slave trade. I have also come to know that some slave ships were used as whaling vessels.” In this present moment of continued environmental destruction caused by war and accelerated global warming, brooks is asking, “What light reaches us? What darkness welcomes the reckoning?” 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, whale fall reckoning: An Abyssal Underwater World

Concert | A Latin Take on Roots Reggae Music: Latin Grammy Award winners Cultura Profetica


Originally formed in Puerto Rico in 1996, the Latin Grammy Award winners Cultura Profetica are a pioneering and multi-million selling band whose best known work represents an innovative and fantastically popular Latin take on roots reggae music. They are the first Spanish-language artists to release their inaugural album on The Wailers' legendary Jamaican record label, Tuff Gong. Drawing from a foundation in bossa nova, tango, jazz, and salsa, Cultura Prof?tica's lyrics regularly engage socio-political and ecological issues--including Latin American identity, corruption of power structures, and environmental conservation--along with the universal message of love. Founding members Willy Rodr?guez, Eliut Gonz?lez, and Omar Silva join the rest of the current lineup of Cultura Prof?tica for an unforgettable summer night of sweet songs and romantic slow jams from across the group's acclaimed discography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, A Latin Take on Roots Reggae Music: Latin Grammy Award winners Cultura Profetica

Screening | A Thousand Thoughts: A "Live Documentary" with the Kronos Quartet


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 (2022) 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
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, A Thousand Thoughts: A "Live Documentary" with the Kronos Quartet

Screening | Boa: Dance on Film


Boa is the first choreographic play in the history of the National Stary Theatre in Krak?w. Its main theme and explored space of movement is desire, how it is demonstrated, embodied, and performed. In Boa, choreographer Pawe? Sakowicz wonders about paths by which desire circulates in the body; how it is created through a spatial orientation of bodies; how it can be intermediated through popular culture, discourses, and technologies, and what its embodied consequences are.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Screenings, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Boa: Dance on Film

Dancing | Silent Disco


Strut your stuff under the stars as the popular Silent Disco series returns to NYC’s largest outdoor dance floor with the famous ten-foot disco ball! All summer long, enjoy al fresco fun with thousands of new friends at late-evening DJ sets transmitted through high-fidelity headphones. With a wide variety of musical genres represented, there is truly something for everyone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Dancings, June 15, 2024, 06/15/2024, Silent Disco
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