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47 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on May 6, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Moderate-to-brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying the Park's beautiful landscapes. This event takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Health and Race Walking
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Festival |
Kick off the season and celebrate diversity on Governors Island with colors, music and dance! Enjoy a day out with family and friends at this kid-friendly FREE admission event. Attendees enjoy a multi-cultural program on stage with live bands and dance performances while covering each other in colored powder. Food vendors carrying a variety of delicacies are featured and there is a kids area for children to engage and play in a festive environment. Dance to the beats of live Indian drums (‘dhol’), enjoy eclectic music and dancers showcasing a variety of performances from Salsa, Jazz and African to Bhangra and Indian Classical. The festival is a truly diverse gathering and welcomes people from all backgrounds and ages. The recommended attire is white, as it gets messy and colorful, creating a stunning visual work of art. The festival takes place on the Ball Fields on the western side of the island. At the foot of the famed Hills, the field offers a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline on one side the Statue of Liberty on the other. The festivities kick off at 10am right as the first public ferries start arriving and go on till 6pm - a day full of fun and uninhibited celebration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, NYC Holi Hai Festival
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "Six different apartments where Allen Ginsberg lived at various times are located here." Who has a masterful understanding of the East Village community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The New York Public Library staff will lead you on an exploration of the East Village's rich and changing history. They’ll begin at the Tompkins Square Library and then we’ll walk the blocks around the Library building. You’ll be surprised when we show you some neighborhood photographs from generations past that we’ve found in the Library’s collections. And, of course, we’ll share some anecdotes and observations along the way, too.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Walk with a Librarian: East Village Neighborhood Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Street Fair
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
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10:30 am
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City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "It's also colloquially known as El Barrio, previously Spanish Harlem." Who has a masterful understanding of East Harlem community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The library staff will lead you on an exploration of East Harlem's rich and changing history. They’ll begin at the library and then we’ll walk the blocks around the building. You’ll be surprised when they show you some neighborhood photographs from generations past that we’ve found in the collections. And, of course, they’ll share some anecdotes and observations along the way, too. Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Walk with a Librarian: East Harlem Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Park Walk |
Enjoy an educational stroll through Hudson River Park in Jane Jacob’s beloved neighborhood, Greenwich Village. Learn the history of the changing waterfront, the current state of the River’s health, and the Park’s efforts to connect citizens to the River through stewardship and volunteer projects. This walk will be led by Hudson River Park naturalists and educators.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Jane's Walk: Hudson River Park
City Walk |
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "This entire neighborhood was originally a farm." Who has a masterful understanding of Turtle Bay community’s past and present history, beyond the historic Grand Central Terminal? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls. The library staff will lead you on an exploration of the rich and changing history of Turtle Bay (aka Midtown East).
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Walk with a Librarian: Midtown East Neighborhood Tour
Fair |
Meet representatives from local, state and national healthcare agencies. Stop by the exhibition booths. Increase your awareness of health resources available to you in New York City. Hear experts talk about healthy lifestyles, mental health issues; managing chronic diseases; and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Health and Wellness Fair
Workshop |
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park. Dance in the sun and get fit with friends. Colorful outfits are encouraged! This event repeats every Saturday until Sept. 30, 2017.        
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Shape Up NYC Zumba
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Renee Knight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Book Discussions, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Disclaimer
Festival |
WildlifeNYC is a citywide education and awareness campaign teaching New Yorkers how to live safely and responsibly alongside wild animals including deer, raccoons, hawks and coyotes. Following the presser, the Urban Park Rangers and the Fort Tryon Park Trust will offer New Yorkers a hands-on animal experience with the opportunity to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and many more mysterious animals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Urban Wildlife Festival
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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City Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Staged Reading |
The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts. Founded and run by Paul Sugarman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Play Reading: Romeo and Juliet
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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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Book Reading |
A winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Readings, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Mira Jacob reads from her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
Concert |
Gabriel Chakarji, Pianist 2:00 pm Alia Sanfilippo, Vocalist 4:00 pm BFA Senior Project Presentations 8:00 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Student Recitals
Concert |
This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists. Bang on a Can Marathon artists include Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Joan La Barbara, and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, The 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon
Screening |
View this pre-recorded concert on a big screen. This festive all-Mozart program features the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major. This season-closing program is performed by pianist Soyeon Kate Lee; violinists Benjamin Beilman and Ani Kavafian; violists Lily Francis and Paul Neubauer; cellist Timothy Eddy, and horn player Radovan Vlatkovic. Run time: 55 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Lincoln Center Local Screening: Mozart Celebration
Film |
"In America, everyone has a family story of immigration. Every family, at some point, has had somebody leave their native country behind to search for a better life. How did they hold onto their identity? How did they adapt to their new life? Every family has a special story. In my case, it's my Chinese-American story. My father would always tell us his story about walking for 7 days and 6 nights, before swimming for 4 hours to Macau to escape communism in 1966. His story would fall on my deaf ears until I returned to China with him."  -- Kenneth Eng
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Documentary: Kenneth Eng's My Life in China (2014)
Performance |
The true story of a spunky, Austrian infant nurse who escapes the Third Reich to nurture order in American society one baby at a time. Libby Skala performs the story of her great-aunt in this celebration of love, discipline and the nobility of a life in service. Featuring original mandolin music performed by Steve May.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Performances, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Felicitas: A One-Woman Show
Film |
Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson. A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. 154 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:15 pm
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Films, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954): 6 Oscar Nominations
Classical Music |
New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired  by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’ hand-written Variations on a Theme by Paganini, then hear the work performed, along with the virtuosic violin solo that inspired Brahms’ composition. Join in a mid-concert conversation with the performers, before hearing Brahms’ chamber music masterwork, the Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Brahms Encounters: Masterworks
Play |
A dark, epic tale of singing teenage fascists, magic, war, and love. A disturbing retelling of the hero's tale with a girl as the hero – and an unheroic ending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Plays, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, New Play: Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber
Discussion |
Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition With the Eyes of Others, Hungarian Cultural Center presents a panel discussion on the artists and works on view, focusing especially on artistic resistance during the times of state Socialism in Hungary. The discussion will feature art journalist Nóra Winkler in conversation with András Szántó, curator of present exhibition and contributors to the exhibition catalogue, art historians Dávid Fehér and Emese Kürti.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussions, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Outside the System: What Do the Artists of the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde Have to Say to Us Today?
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Saturday from Sept. 10, 2016 to May 27, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Festival |
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Opening Reception |
A group exhibition of 18 painters and sculptors. Each artist will include in their exhibited body of work, at least one portrait of another artist in the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, The Portrait Project: Artists Portraying Artists: Group Exhibition
Book Reading |
The lecture will feature McCarthy’s presentation of his piece, “Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except the Place,” a wide ranging meditation on art that centers around American artist Ed Ruscha. This reading will be followed by a discussion between McCarthy and the art-critic Hal Foster.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Tom McCarthy reads from his book Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish
Concert |
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Christopher Stockslager, baritone 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Fan Su, piano 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Jihye Oh, soprano 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Jiwon Byun, accompanying 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wyatt Beekman, oboe 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Yu-Pei Lai, violin 9:15 PM - 10:45 PM Daniel Hamin Go, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Student Recitals
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway. Takes place Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
With: NYU Men’s Glee Club, Madrigal Singers, and Chorale
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Spring Choral Concert
Play |
A dark, epic tale of singing teenage fascists, magic, war, and love. A disturbing retelling of the hero's tale with a girl as the hero – and an unheroic ending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, New Play: Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber
Concert |
Moon Sun Yoo, Clarinet 8:30 p.m. Linda Haruko Numagami, Viola 8:30 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Student Recitals
Jazz |
Lucine has been an active member of the New York  jazz community since immigrating to The U.S. in 2001 from Armenia. The uncommon fusion of a more Eastern oriented style of singing, and traditional jazz creates an undeniably distinct sound that immediately captivates the listener. The intricacies and heart of both musics are  equally native to Lucy and are expressed most honestly and soulfully in performance. Her repertoire is versatile and includes unknown and scarcely recorded jazz, blues, sharakan and Latin compositions. Lucy plays violin in the septet SoundSketch lead by sister Tatev and YY SIsters, a prevalent acapella group dedicated to the preservation of ancient music. Lucy performs regularly at various venues and festivals throughout The States.  She was the house singer of the National Armenian Jazz Orchestra for the 2013-2014 season and was a finalist in the prestigious International Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Concerts, May 06, 2017, 05/06/2017, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Jazz Music
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