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

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Florida Georgia Line (pictured) is an American country duo consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia). They have achieved major success since their inception and are one of the most successful country music acts of the 2010s. Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Country and Hip-Hop: Florida Georgia Line / Nelly
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Miley Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in her childhood, she became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. She subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus was certified triple-platinum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Miley Cyrus, Pop Teen Idol
Tour |
The lines for these general public ship tours may be capped early to allow guests to finish their tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Fleet Week Ship Tours
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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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, 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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
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It is easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in 1811 did not include the park. But as the city grew rapidly in size, we needed a place for New Yorkers to get a breath of fresh air! Central Park, with its 843 acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. Today it is one of the best-known parks in the world and is enjoyed by millions-both locals and tourists alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Central Park All-in-One Tour
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The lines for these general public ship tours may be capped early to allow guests to finish their tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Fleet Week Ship Tours
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Street Fair
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Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Bridge Club
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A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Zumba Gold Workshop
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Juggling in the Park
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
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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, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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An in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Film |
Stars: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews. The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, John Huston's Oscar Nominee Under the Volcano (1984): At the Very End
Film |
Stars: John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa. A crew of men who do the high-wire work of fixing the electrical grid are hit by a sudden deadly storm. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, David Hackl's Life on the Line (2015): Zapped
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
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Other |
The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform as part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Others, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
Workshop |
Beginner lessons with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Must be 16 or older to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Fencing Lessons for Beginners
Other |
Service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard will participate in a re-enlistment and promotion ceremony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Others, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Fleet Week: Joint Re-enlistment/Promotions Ceremony
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Harlem Tour
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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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Sizhu, a type of ensemble arrangement that includes traditional Chinese string and woodwind instruments, has been the most fundamental musical style of the Chai Foundation Music Workshop. CFMW’s performances blend multi-directional components, including Taiwanese folksongs, traditional Taiwanese Opera, old Mandarin ballads, modern music, pop music, children’s musicals, oriental musical theater and orchestration with ethnic musical instruments.  In this performance, CMFW will bring to the stage various interpretations of sizhu music and showcase the infinite possibilities of this centuries-old music genre. In Classic Sizhu CMFW will present a classical repertoire with fresh, novel arrangements; in Modern Sizhu CMFW will perform commissioned works from Taiwanese composers. In “Poetry and Taiwanese Opera” the group will integrate lines of classic Tang poetry into the diverse musical modes of Taiwanese operatic style. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Poetry, Sizhu, and Taiwanese Opera: An Ensemble from Taiwan
Film |
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke. Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven (2016): Remake of Classic Western
Film |
Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay. A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. 150 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002): Winner of 3 Oscars
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Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin. A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. 88 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Michael Crichton's Westworld (1973): Marauding Robots
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Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by John Steinbeck.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Of Mice and Men
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Program: Zebulon M. Highben Love is the Key Giovanni Gabrieli Jubilate Deo Paul Mealor Ubi Caritas Ross C. Bernhardt Prayer of St. Patrick Felix Mendelssohn Psalm 43 (Richte Mich Gott) Timothy C. Takach Neither Angels nor Demons Ola Gjeillo The Spheres (Kyrie), from Sunrise Mass Jake Runestad Let My Love Be Heard Jennifer Higdon Invitation to Love arr. Rosephanye Powell Wade in the Water Moses Hogan Hear My Prayer Felix Mendelssohn Periti Autem Josef Rheinberger Ave Maria Maurice Duruflé Ubi Caritas arr. David Moore Down in the River to Pray arr. Kirby Shaw How Can I Keep from Singing Morley April Is In My Mistress' Face Morley Say Dear, Will You Not Have Me? Gastaldi Amor Vittorioso arr. Hatfield Bonny Wood Green arr. John Ness Beck Tentin Tonight Stephen Chatman In Flanders Fields Kurt Knecht La Blanca Palomica arr. Parker/Shaw Du, Du liegst mir im Herzen Stephen Foster, arr. Donald Moore Hard Times, Come Again No More Holst/Biddlecombe Irish Blessing
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Choral Concert: Rhodes College Singers (Memphis, TN)
Festival |
Every Friday on the lawn, the park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, the park will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.   Every Friday from May 12 to September 1, 2017.                         Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park  Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Bryant Park Corp. Related Links Bryant Park Website Categories Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, Food Additional Media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Friday Picnics in the Park
Other |
The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform as part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Others, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
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Hundreds of performers converge in one of city's biggest annual art fests The free, three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively downtown arts scene in an era when everything from funding cuts to technology, science and affordable housing puts pressure on the arts. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
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Learn a new strategy game and discuss tactics at socials focused on tactical games like King of Tokyo, Shadows over Camelot, Forbidden Island, Alhambra, and more. Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable Park Prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Strategy Game Social
Concert |
Felisa plays cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Latin and R&B Sounds: Felisa
Musical |
The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and New York trains young adults in both London and New York to go out into the world of professional entertainment with the correct skills and attitude to succeed. They are proud to be presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee featuring seven Professional Development students performing various roles, with special guest appearances by Preparatory Programme students. The show is a one-act comedy, featuring great music and a lot of laughs. the show is directed by Laura Josepher, who has been directing, teaching, and coaching professionally in New York City for the past thirty years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Musicals, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: A Student Production
Play |
Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Shakespeare Outdoors: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Comedy Club |
Hear some of New York's comedians tell you about their day jobs then watch as Playground creates an original improvised show based off those stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Comedy and free beer!
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Tour |
The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
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Navy Band Northeast will perform a concert. Part of Fleet Week festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, The U.S. Navy Band
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Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary. Runs May 23-28, May 30-June 3, June 6-13 and June 15-18.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power
Concert |
“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar” LA TIMES "Micic is the cool cat, and Serbia is mellow, tight and tasteful. Micic is subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall"  DOWNBEAT "The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazzʼs modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth"  ALL ABOUT JAZZ
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, Rale Micic's Guitar x 2 Series
Comedy Club |
Come see NYC’s top comedy talent perform and work out material. They regularly feature performers who been seen on TV (MTV, Late Night, Comedy Central, etc.) and have been passed at NYC’s top comedy clubs. Not only is the show free, but at the end of the night, all remaining attendees get a free slice of pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, May 26, 2017, 05/26/2017, ComedyBnB Show
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Classical Music | Chamber music by Beethoven and more

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