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

All events, things to do on May 2, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Boot Camp
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
Free
City Walks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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
Free
Tours, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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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9:45 am
Free
Tours, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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9:45 am
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Park Walks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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An interactive workshop for parents who have concerns about their child's development and/or whose children may have classmates with autism or other developmental delays. Get an overview of basic child development milestones and common parent concerns. Learn about screening and diagnostic tools, how to navigate Early Intervention and CPSE, OPWDD, and how to build a support system. Foster a shared sense of triumph and trial among all parents struggling with the emotional roller coaster of parenting young children. Translation in Manadaring & Cantonese provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:15 am
Free
Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Understanding Children with Different Abilities: Early Intervention, CPSE, and more
Conference |
Keynote: Alexander Cooley Ordering Eurasia: The Rise and Decline of the Liberal Internationalism in the Post-Communist Space Panels: American Jazzmen and Boxers Fight the Cold War Words are a Weapon: Literature and Soft Power Location, Location, Location: Nixon in Disneyland, Nevada’s Nuclear Ballerina, and Bridges in Space
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10:45 am
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Conferences, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Cold War Power: Culture as a Weapon
Park Walk |
Walking tour of the park led by members of the executive staff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Park Tour
Lecture |
Get a general overview of Social Security as a foundation for planning your future. When should you take benefits? How can married couples maximize them? With: Sonia Ayala, a Claims Specialist from the Social Security Administration
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Test your coordination and dexterity with 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 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
Lecture |
Alone among European countries, the Soviet Union did not commemorate World War I, a conflict it considered bourgeois and imperialist. Yet by the end of World War II, monuments to the heroism of Red Army soldiers were being erected from Berlin to Pyongyang that looked a lot like the earlier European models. Why did Soviet war memorials follow classical examples, evading any avant-garde influence? And why are so many more being built today in a style that often strikes foreign observers as being bombastic and antiquated - most recently at Russia's new national cemetery outside Moscow? To answer these questions, this talk will look at the evolution of Russian military art from pre-revolutionary times to today. It will focus particularly on the crucial role of Marshal Kliment Voroshilov, the celebrated military and political leader who was also the Soviet Union's most powerful patron of the arts, and his network of artistic clients. Speaker Mischa Gabowitsch is a historian and sociologist. He is an alumnus fellow of the Princeton University Society of Fellows and previous editor-in-chief of the Russian journals NZ and Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Soviet War Memorials and the Men Who Made Them
Workshop |
Get answers about: SNAP (Food Stamps); Medicare; Medicare Part D; Medicare Savings Program; Medicaid; EPIC, SSI, SSDI, Cash Assistance, HEAP, Phone Discount Programs, Access-A-Ride
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Free Benefits Counseling: SNAP, medicare, medicaid and more
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Conduction of science experiments allow not only for an individual’s natural curiosity to shine through, but also for “scientists” to better understand the world around them and the natural laws by which the world functions. Experiments will call for the “scientists” to hypothesize about what they predict will happen, teach “investigators” how to be capable of finding solutions to big problems, will involve communicating with their fellow “scientists,” and will be completed independently by the “scientists.” Program is for adults. First Come, First Served
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Having Fun With Science: Make your own kaleidoscope (Lesson on light reflection)
Talk |
Michael Soluri’s presentation reveals the storytelling highlights from his unscripted, behind-the-scenes access to portray and document a few of NASA’s high profile human and robotic space missions. These include documenting the ten-year arc of the New Horizons mission to the Pluto system, the sun bound Parker Solar Probe and the last astronaut crew to train and repair the Hubble Space Telescope from a space shuttle. Emphasizing the importance in being familiar with the history of photography, Soluri will discuss his documentary and portrait approach to exploring —with cameras, lenses and lighting, what it’s like working in the challenging work cultures of space flight. He will also share his experiences in teaching the Hubble astronaut crew how to shoot more visually communicative photographs while in space. Lessons that can apply even here on Earth! Soluri will conclude by discussing what he has learned and strategies for how to work on location including tips from how he manages his post-production work flow, editing, the importance of color-calibrated monitors, high quality printers, superior archival digital papers and website branding. At the completion of Michael’s presentation, attendees can expect a more inspired understanding of the craft and humanity behind space exploration as well as a better appreciation for the “not-by-the-numbers” photographic approach in documentary story telling, editing and presenting cohesive images for publication and gallery presentations and yes— how to photograph rocket launches. Speaker Michael Soluri is a New York City-based documentary and portrait photographer, author and speaker. His visual story-telling approach is based on creatively adapting to the multi-faceted global work cultures of the 21st century. His assignments and projects have taken him into cultures not only across America, through Europe, India, Central and South America but into the restricted, behind the scene work cultures of NASA’s human and robotic spaceflight programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Talks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Evidence of Space Exploration...On Earth
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Bach at Noon
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, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus
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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, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Jazz |
Combining a natural feel for jazz with an evocative interpretation of a lyric, Roz Corral offers a fresh approach to a song. "With a voice as cozy as a goose-down duvet and as clear and sparkling as spring water, Roz Corral is that rare sort of jazz singer who makes it all seem deceptively easy." - JazzTimes "Talented, authentic singer" - jazzreview.com "...her warm voice is quite individual"- All Music Guide
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Standards and contemporary jazz by vocalist "with a voice as cozy as a goose-down duvet" - JazzTimes
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 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, High Line 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 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Film |
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn. A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967): Interracial Romance and Tension
Workshop |
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress.  This program is not a structured program; draw and color at your leisure. All materials will be provided.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Adult Coloring Club
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Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
Workshop |
Learn about the basics of sewing such as the anatomy of the sewing machine as well as what are the different types of sewing tools and how to use them.
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Sewing Basics: types of sewing tools
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Helen Simonson. Arriving in the village of Rye, England in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Riverside Book Club: The Summer Before the War
Tour |
Discover the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s in this comprehensive exhibition. It explores the breadth and significance of this pivotal era—from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality, and the environment. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, include Timothy Leary’s notes on acid trips, footage of the Woodstock music festival, and posters used in protest against the Vietnam War. The tour last approximately 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Tours, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition
Lecture |
Speaker Shana Agid is an artist, teacher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference, particularly regarding sexuality, race, and gender in visual and political cultures. Agid holds an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He is on the Editorial Board of Radical Teacher and a co-founder with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani of Working With People, a curriculum and web-based resource on the complex contexts of partner-based and collaborative work in educational environments. Speaker Paula C. Austin, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento specializes in African American history: urban, gender, intellectual and social history. Works-in-progress include “‘Conscious Self-Realization and Self-Direction’: New Negro Ideologies and the Confines of Visual Representation,” forthcoming in Journal of African American History and her book manuscript, I Know My Own Mind: Everyday New Negroes in the U.S. Capital, 1919-1942 under contract with New York University Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Designing Against Infrastructures of Harm
Discussion |
What are strategies for expanding basic services to more people in Afghanistan today? Please join us for a lively conversation about development successes and challenges facing Afghanistan in 2018. Drawing on decades of experience and recent work, panelists will present evidence from effective programs and discuss key issues in statebuilding, governance, conflict prevention, and public service provision in Afghanistan. Mahmoud Saikal, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations, will provide opening remarks. Panelists: -- Steve Coll, Dean & Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia University -- Dana Burde, Associate Professor -- Cyrus Samii, Associate Professor -- Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
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4:00 pm
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Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Educating Children and Building the State: Lessons from Afghanistan
Screening |
A presentation of unpublished films by Jean Rouch and a discussion with Jean-Pierre Dozon, Valerie Berty, Jaime Berthe, and Catherine Ruelle. To mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, this is a selection of unfinished, unpublished films by the filmmaker, including “Monsieur Albert, Prophete” (Cote d’Ivoire, 1962-63) and “Moi fatigué, moi couché” (Niger, 1966-97). These will be presented and discussed by three specialists of Jean Rouch’s work. About half of his oeuvre remained unfinished and unpublished. Rouch was an adherent of improvisation, or “creative disorder” when filming and constructing his works in the editing process. Fluidity and indeterminacy are characteristic of his style, creating a dialogue and tension in his oeuvre between the finished and the unfinished.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Screenings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Anthropologist Jean Rouch and Modernity
Lecture |
Carl Zimmer's journalism has also appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Wired, and The Atlantic. Among his awards, he has earned the Stephen Jay Gould Prize and the Online Journalism Award. His thirteenth book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, will be published in May.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life with New York Times Columnist Carl Zimmer
Talk |
Welcome medical journalist Harriet A. Washington, who will be interviewed by writer Randy Cohen, creator of the radio program, Person Place Thing. Washington has worked for USA Today and several other publications, been a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and has written for such academic forums as the Harvard Public Health Review and The New England Journal of Medicine. Her books include Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Talks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, A Conversation with Health Journalist Harriet A. Washington
Film |
Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film.  In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman. 94 min
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Films, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Loving Vincent (2017): world's first fully painted film about Vincent van Gogh
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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5:30 pm
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Park Walks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Central Park Sunset Tour
Opening Reception |
Colen pursues an art deeply rooted in the history of painting. Having engaged in long periods of material experimentation, employing substances from chewing gum, flowers, dirt, and grass, to confetti, and tar and feathers, he has gradually deconstructed the essence of the brushstroke and the gestural mark of the artist’s hand. Colen's work is held in various public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Mailorder Mother Purgatory: paintings and sculpture by Dan Colen
Workshop |
Build your empire and trade your way to 10 victory points, all while practicing for two special Settlers of Catan Tournaments on two dates throughout the season (dates TBA). Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Settlers of Catan Game Social
Dancing |
This dance party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences. Learn the steps from 6pm-7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm-8:30pm. 2018 Grammy Nominee Doug Beavers brings his hard-hitting 3-trombone band “Titanes del Trombón” for a special tribute to one of his idols: Puerto Rican salsa legend Jose Luis “Cheo” Feliciano. The band will present Beaver’s all-time favorites of Feliciano’s as well as seldom-performed material from Cheo’s late-70’s and 80’s work.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dancings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Salsa Dura Dance Party
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Meg Wolitzer.
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Book Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Book Club: The Female Persuasion
Opening Reception |
Zavaglia has developed a technique which has been described as "Modern Pointillism," that allows her to blend colors and establish tonalities that truly resemble the techniques used in classical oil painting. The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, gives the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Her stitching methodology borders on the obsessive.
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Southerly: Embroidered Works by Cayce Zavaglia
Lecture |
Speaker D. A. Masolo  is currently at work on the first English translation of Shaaban Robert’s classic Swahili novel Kusadikika.
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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Toward a Reading of the Great Tanzanian Poet Shaaban Robert
Workshop |
Learn the insider's take on maximizing your choices to break into the entertainment industry as an actor/director/producer/ writer/or any other creative professional. Gain insights on how to create a clear/powerful brand, strategize effective ways to package your strengths, develop your own way of networking with results, and how to gain access to agents, managers, producers, networks, production companies, and casting agents. Clear the roadblocks, expand your choices and create an action plan to make it all happen. With: Television/Digital Packaging Agent and Career Coach Jim Arnoff Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, How to break into the entertainment industry as an actor/director/producer/ writer
Classical Music |
The final concert of the Italian and Spanish Song Repertoire Class of Spring 2018. Graduate and undergraduate students perform a diverse selection of Italian- and Spanish-language songs by composers including Beethoven, Ginastera, Rossini, Bellini, Albéniz, and Verdi. Performers: James Buhse, tenor Sam Caps, soprano Flavia Darcie, mezzo-soprano Regina Fierro, soprano Mara Friedman, mezzo-soprano Melinda Learnard, mezzo-soprano Michelle Lee, piano TianYi Li, piano Emily McNally, mezzo-soprano Andrew Peterson, baritone Katie Robinson, soprano Alexis Ruiz, mezzo-soprano Alexandra Scheer, piano Vivian Wang, piano Geddy Warner, tenor Melodie Wong, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, An Evening of Italian and Spanish Art Songs and Arias
Workshop |
Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat.
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Sunset Yoga
Opening Reception |
During the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks. This exhibit features highlights of their 3,000 images.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project
Screening |
A roundtable to talk about the changing landscape of religion journalism, both globally and nationally. With Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor for Reuters from 2003-2017 Professor Mark Larrimore Professor Ryanne Salzano Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Religion Journalism in a Changing World
Discussion |
Discover and celebrate the astounding work and legacy of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, an international developmental program for emerging directors from many theatrical traditions. Since the inaugural lab in 1995, the LCT Directors Lab has nurtured the talents of over 1,500 emerging directors from around the world through workshops, shared sessions, rehearsals, and discussions with master artists under the leadership of dramaturg Anne Cattaneo.  Anne Cattaneo and members of previous Labs will discuss the intensive investigation of their craft and the collaborative relationships developed through the program. A discussion with past and present Directors Lab collaborators will follow work-in-progress excerpts.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab
Discussion |
Exploring the periods prior to the contemporary use of the Latinx term, this panel discusses the important avant-garde contributions of artists working in the 1970s and 1980s. Panelists explore the lives of artists who immigrated to New York for political reasons, to study, or to create for themselves a new artistic life. PARTICIPATING PANELISTS: Yasmin Ramirez, Independent Scholar Deborah Cullen, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Chon Noriega, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Freddy Rodríguez, Artist Perla de Leon, Artist
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Discussions, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Pre-Latinx Art: The Veterano Avant Gardes
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Audio description seeks to make visual media, such as film, accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired. Unfortunately, the standard practices seem based on a very limited understanding of what blind people can conceptualize about the visible world. Using cinematic examples, this talk will critique the current standards and speculate on ways filmmakers and film scholars might use this interpretative medium to improve aesthetic and intellectual access for all audiences of film. Speaker: Georgina Kleege of University of California Berkeley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Film
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2).) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare
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Dysfunctional politics need not be frustrating; it can also be a source of humor! Former congressman Steve Israel joins bestselling author Nelson DeMille to discuss Big Guns, a comic tale of political satire involving federal legislation mandating that every American own a firearm. As you might imagine, it doesn't go well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Steve Israel discusses his book Big Guns
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Mika Rottenberg explores the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalist, globally-connected reality through elaborate visual narratives that draw on cinematic and sculptural traditions to forge a new language––one that uses cause and effect structures to explore labor and globalization, economy and production of value, and how our own affective relationships are increasingly monetized. Her films, architectural installations, and sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Artist Talk: Mika Rottenberg
Poetry Reading |
Carol Muske-Dukes is a professor at the University of Southern California and a former Poet Laureate of California. She is an author of 8 books of poems, including Twin Cities from Penguin. Earlier books of poems include Sparrow, a National Book Award finalist. Jane Mead is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently World of Made and Unmade which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her poems appear regularly in journals and anthologies, and she’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and a Lannan Foundation Completion Grant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Poets Read: Carol Muske-Dukes / Jane Mead
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Knowing the energetic map of the body, one can begin to understand how life energy relates to integrated health, healing, and our connections to the world around us. In Polarity Immersion, renowned holistic health practitioner Gary B. Strauss teaches the fundamentals of Polarity Therapy. Come away with knowledge of how to perform a full hour-long session (the first step toward becoming an Associate Polarity Practitioner), using 27 different energy techniques that help integrate body, mind, and spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Polarity Immersion: An Intro Class
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Alexander Chee’s highly-anticipated first book of essays, How To Write An Autobiographical Novel (Mariner, 2018) collects all his past selves and past New Yorks, winding through grief, activism, drag performance, and odd jobs that led him to become a novelist. Ocean Vuong calls the collection, “a map of secrets and second chances.” He is the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Guernica, and Tin House, among others. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College. A chance encounter between a Ghanaian psychiatrist and an American studying urban foxes in London sets off Happiness (Atlantic Monthly, 2018), Aminatta Forna’s novel that captures the city’s worlds within worlds. She is the author of the novels Ancestor Stones, The Memory of Love, and The Hired Man, as well as the memoir The Devil That Danced on the Water. She is currently the Lannan Visiting Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University. Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press, 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir, and self help. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, BOMB, New Republic, VICE, Village Voice and many other publications. She teaches writing at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Cities and Selves: 3 Novelists Read
Classical Music |
Program: Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18 no. 1 Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, "Rasumovsky," op. 59 no. 2 Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131 The members of the Orion String Quartet—violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally), violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy—have worked closely with such legendary figures as Pablo Casals, Sir András Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Peter Serkin, members of TASHI and the Beaux Arts Trio. The Orions serve as Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Famous String Quartet performs Beethoven
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Flute player Viola Chan has performed as both an instrumentalist and vocalist in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Davies Symphony Hall, Vienna Musikverein, and Suntory Hall. She recently performed Steve Reich’s Drumming alongside Colin Currie, Daniel Druckman, and the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble for Reich at his concert in Zankel Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Flute Recital
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Theater | Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!

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Classical Music | Sacred music by a large choir and orchestra

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