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Wed, March 15, 2017
43 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on March 15, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Park Boot Camp
Workshop |
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Public Park Tour
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Bach at Noon
Other |
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided. Space is limited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Others, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Nature Sanctuary Open Hours
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Gallery Talk |
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Classical Music |
Program: Handel Jephtha, HWV 70 (part 2) After performing Bach’s entire monumental output of sacred vocal music over the past five years at Bach at One, Trinity is now presenting all of the oratorios of Bach’s great contemporary, George Frideric Handel. The Handel Project is a new multi-season initiative. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The Handel Project
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Workshop |
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Getting Started in Genealogy
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
Master Class |
A master class by award-winning baritone Thomas Hampson, Distinguished Visiting Artist for Vocal Studies and Distance Learning. This season marks the 10th anniversary of Thomas Hampson’s first Distance Learning master class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Voice Master Class: Thomas Hampson
Workshop |
No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry. With Bill Zavatsky
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Poetry Workshop
Workshop |
Meet and speak with retirement planning specialist Alan Katz. This retirement funding and planning workshop explains: -the important stages of money through life and what it means to families, -how to understand the risks of various investment types, -How asset allocation can affect your retirement plan. Open to all individuals interested in learning to plan and live through retirement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Retirement Planning
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Adeline Yen Mah.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Harlem Heights Book Discussion Group: Chinese Cinderella
Talk |
Britta Peters and Kasper König will speak about the 2017 edition of the Skulptur Projekte Münster. König is Artistic Director and Peters is Curator of Skulptur Projekte 2017. From June 10th to October 1st 2017, a total of some thirty new artistic productions will be on display all over the city space of Münster, covering the spectrum between sculpture and performative art in the urban space. The history of Skulptur Projekte Münster is closely linked with the idea of creating a public not just with but also for art. The exhibition was started in 1977 and takes place only every ten years. Its concept is very much based on the ideas of the participating artists and has remained essentially unchanged over the past decades: the curatorial team invites artists from all over the globe to explore the relationship between art, the public space, and the urban environment and develop new, site-specific works. Selected projects are realized in the urban setting and inscribe themselves in the structural, historical and societal contexts of the city. At the same time, the projects point beyond the specific place: themes related to the global present and reflections on contemporary concepts of sculpture are as much an integral part of the artistic inquiries as investigation into the basic parameters of publicness and the public realm. Britta Peters and Kasper König will give a brief introduction into the history of the exhibition and discuss the plans for the next edition in 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The International Curator's Perspective
Forum |
This event will be moderated by Aurora Flores, President of Aurora Communications. Panelists will include Maria Dominguez, Artist/Owner and Operator of Arte Dominguez; Nina Saxon, Owner/Operator of The Nina Saxon Project; Nancy Lepre, President/Principal of Avante Contracting Corporation; and Taina Traverso, Founder/CEO of Taina's Touch Arts Enterprise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Forums, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, 6th Annual Women's Entrepreneurial Forum
Workshop |
Finding a new job can be stressful, and if you are transplanting yourself from another country into the American workplace, the job search could be daunting. Learn about the many valuable tools and resources you can immediately use to accelerate your job search process. Hear from the experts and organizations that support immigrants and expats in their pursuit of finding their American dream job.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The American Dream Job: Demystifying The American Job Search Process
Workshop |
Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. With a simple, convenient approach rooted in history, and based in science, experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand. In this class, you will: Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practice Learn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and body Understand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyond Come meditate and munch on salads from Sweetgreen! Space is limited, please RSVP.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Meditation and healthy salads
Film |
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim. A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950): 3 Oscar Wins
Performance |
In honor of the library’s recent acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive, and the 75th anniversary of Reed’s birthday, the library is hosting a performance of Reed’s conceptual installation and soundscape, led by his original collaborator, Stewart Hurwood. Plus, in keeping with Reed’s study of the art of tai chi, demonstrations will be led at 7 and 9 PM by tai chi master Ren Guangyi. Start times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Performances, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Lou Reed's Drones: A Performance of a Conceptual Installation and Soundscape
Lecture |
This lecture by Dr. Eva Fogelman will last about 50 minutes, to be followed by a question-and-answer period of 50 minutes, moderated by Adjunct Professor Mary Maudsley. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
Free
Lectures, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Sexual Abuse during the Holocaust
Reading |
Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Finalists will read from their work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, National Book Critics Circle Reading 2017
Book Reading |
Two writers, Kenneth Goldsmith and David Kishik, unbeknownst to each other, wrote books reimagining Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece about Paris in the 19th century, The Arcades Project, as being completed in New York in the 20th. While Kishik wrote a history of Benjamin's "new" work, Goldsmith actually completed it. Their restylings of Benjamin's book are at once strikingly similar and radically different. Please join the authors as they read excerpts from their books and discuss their approaches to their own work and to the work of Walter Benjamin. Their talk is moderated by Eric Jarosinski of NeinQuarterly. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The Writing of Walter Benjamin
Book Reading |
Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea, and moving to Japan.
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Min Jin Lee reads from her book Pachinko
Discussion |
Join an interactive conversation aimed at rethinking: "What are the parallels between Afro-Colombian experiences and black experiences in the United States?" Charo Mina Rojas, one of the powerful community leaders from the Afro-Colombian fight and struggle, will be there in person. In addition to sharing their experience from traveling to Colombia in May 2016, the senior Gural Scholars will examine topics such as: - Land that is secured vs. Land that is lost - Port cities in Colombia that faced attack, and similarities to gentrification taking place through NYC Food will be provided. Children are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Borders, What's Up With That? 2.0
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture and film screening, writer Esther Schor and director Sam Green trace the life of the invented language Esperanto. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the documentary The Universal Language (30 minutes) and a Q+A with the presenters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Esther Schor discusses her book Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language
Film |
Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker. Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. Following various leads, Cheryl discovers the Watermelon Woman's stage name and real name and surmises that the actress had a long affair with Martha Page, a White woman and one of Hollywood's few female directors. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman (1996): Black Lesbian's Journey
Film |
Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. 40 min. Also showing: #WHATPIANODISTRICT Annmarie Soba, 2016, 8 min A teenage girl reacts in outrage as her South Bronx neighborhood begins the process of gentrification. This film was produced at the Maysles Documentary Center in the 2016 Summer Teen Producer's academy. Uptown Underdog Nuhi de Stani, 2016, 13 min Michael Henry Adams -- author of "Harlem: Lost and Found, an Architectural and Social History, 1765-1915" and the forthcoming "Homo Harlem: Lesbian and Gay Life in the African-American Cultural Capital, 1915-1995" -- finds himself in a constant battle against greed and cultural destruction. Q&A with Nuhi de Stani and Michael Henry Adams to follow screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Documentary: Natasha Florentino and Tamara Gubernat's Rezoning Harlem (2008)
Talk |
Bo Zheng (born in Beijing, 1974; lives and works in Hong Kong) is an artist, writer, and teacher, committed to socially and ecologically engaged art. He investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. He has worked with a number of museums and art spaces in Asia and Europe, most recently Cass Sculpture Foundation (Chichester, UK), TheCube Project Space (Taipei), and Villa Vassilieff(Paris).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Artist Talk: Bo Zheng
Talk |
Join Tracy Reese and Black Fashion Designers co-curator Elizabeth Way for a lively talk about Reese’s career as a designer. Reese crafts colorful, feminine pieces for the modern woman. She helms a multi-line lifestyle brand, and her clients have included first lady Michelle Obama. Her design philosophy is rooted in a commitment to bringing out the beauty in women of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Fashion Designer Tracy Reese in Conversation
Opening Reception |
For nearly three centuries, America's libraries not only have served as sanctuaries for social and civic ideals of their moment, but also have been public spaces where all members of the community are invited to learn, study, and contemplate the enduring pursuit of knowledge. From the beneficient libraries of the eighteenth century to the awe-inspiring structures of the twenty-first century, the library represents the heart of American cultural life and acts as momentum to the potential of our civilization. In pre–Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public lending library. Throughout the subsequent centuries the library has evolved, but always remained central to the culture of the nation. Thomas R. Schiff’s photographs trace the history of the library through aesthetic and style while featuring legendary architects such as Charles F. McKim; Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge; and I. M. Pei.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Photographs: Thomas R. Schiff's The Library Book
Book Reading |
Author, memoirist and poet Sarah Manguso (Ongoingness, The Guardians) will be interviewed by The Paris Review’s Editor-in-Chief Lorin Stein about her latest book, an essay-in-aphorisms.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Sarah Manguso discusses her book 300 Arguments
Book Signing |
The long-awaited memoir from a counterculture legend. Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, and became the face of the recreational drug use.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Cheech Marin discusses his book Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong
Discussion |
The reclamation of spaces, ideas, and paradigms by female-identified and informed bodies and queer bodies embodying feminist ethos must be made paramount at this moment in American Life. Half Straddle’s Here I Go, pt. 2 of You is an open work period and colloquy that encompasses rehearsals and showings of new theater and video work; the launch of an online journal of performance writing; public lectures; and communal zine-making activities that will act as accessible discussion periods. Here I Go, pt. 2 of You engages company members, peers, and their artistic heroes to expand critical artistic discourse to interrogate and reflect on how we codify; and to consider why various performances are made and ask what their making means at this time. The installation includes art work by John Davis and Heidi Hahn, and is designed by Parker Lutz and Tina Satter. Series runs March 8-March 18. Speaker Schedule: Wednesday, March 15 7pm Branden Jacob-Jenkins
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Half Straddle's Here I Go, pt. 2 of You: Showings, Lectures, Discussions, and More
Performance |
In celebration of Women's History Month, mixed media artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter presents this program Noted dancers scheduled to perform are Claire Porter, Nai-Ni Chen and Lynn Needle. Bauer Neustadter will perform with dancers from the Center for Modern Education, with choreography by Elissa Machlin.  Other performers are: Marsha Heller (oboe); Sarah Devol (English Horn); singer, songwriter and guitarist Rhonda Schuster; and actress, singer and keyboard player Beth Falcone.  The music Wedding Song, composed by Judith Shatin Allen, will be played.  Bauer Neustadter will show paintings, with felted sculpture by artist Susan Kaplow.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Yes We Can!: A Performance of Modern Dance, Singing, Theater and Poetry
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Book Discussions, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: The Sympathizer
Concert |
Samuel Zagnit, Double Bass
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Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Student Double Bass Recital
Classical Music |
Program: Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia Matthew Quayle: By a Gray Sea Paul Schoenfield: Café Music Matthew Quayle: Winter Ballad Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 Michael Emery, violin Jameson Platte, cello Matthew Quayle, piano The three musicians of the Omega Trio will present a compelling program of diverse styles and instrumentations: solos, duos, and trios in various combinations.
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The Omega Trio performs Rachmaninoff, Handel
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Mac. Topics include: entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting your spreadsheets for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Workshops, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Beginner Excel for Macs Workshops
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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