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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 12, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 72 free events take place on May 12 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out May 12 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of May . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on May 12, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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.
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Tours, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


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.
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City Walks, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Tour | Harlem Tour


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.
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Tours, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Harlem Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tours, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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.
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City Walk | Manhattan Street Art 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.
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City Walks, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour

Fair | Street Fair


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


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Workshop | Fly Fishing Worksop


Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis. Equipment provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
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Workshops, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Drawing in the Park

Workshop | Knitting


Learn how to knit by yourself or bring a family member to enjoy this fun craft!
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Workshops, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Knitting

Workshop | Knitting and Crocheting Circle


Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. 
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Workshops, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Lesson | Open Level Yoga


Calm your senses by starting your weekend on your mat with an open level VINYASA flow class. This gentle paced yoga practice is focused on linking your breath with your movements to help you build focus, strength, and flexibility.    The Instructor: Mai Ling is a certified yoga instructor that has additional certification in prenatal and restorative yoga.  Please bring your own mat, towels, and water.
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Lessons, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Open Level Yoga

Workshop | Butt and Gut Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat.
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Workshops, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop

Workshop | Knitting Club


Bring a project, an idea or a desire to learn. For all skill levels. Please bring knitting needles, size 9-10.5.
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Book Discussion | Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing


Discuss the book by Jesmyn Ward.
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Book Discussions, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Festival | Highbridge Rocks Community Festival


Get to know your resilient 450-million-year-old neighbors: the rocks of the park. Discover their unique geologic features, make art, and celebrate the park’s adventurous assets. Watch climbing demonstrations by REI and then try bouldering yourself. Tour the Old Croton Aqueduct, hear geology stories from the Urban Park Rangers and Word Up Community Bookshop, make rock rubbings with Creative Art Works, or create your own masterpiece with Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, and enjoy more activities with While We Are Still Here and Hike the Heights.  
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Festivals, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Highbridge Rocks Community Festival

Festival | The 2nd Annual Print Fest


The 2nd Annual Print Fest features the work of New York-based small presses, zines, and literary organizations. Through its robust list of vendors, the Fest represents and celebrates the plurality of voices that make the New York-area literary and print culture so vibrant. Includes a panel and a workshop.
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Festivals, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, The 2nd Annual Print Fest

Festival | Ecological City: A Climate Action, Urban Ecological Pilgrimage, and Performance Art Event


Ecological City features a spectacular 6-hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Festivals, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Ecological City: A Climate Action, Urban Ecological Pilgrimage, and Performance Art Event

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
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Workshop | Shape Up NYC Zumba


It's Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!  Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.   
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Book Discussion | Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Exit West


Discuss the book by Mohsin Hamid.
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Book Discussions, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Fort Washington Book Discussion Group: Exit West

Festival | 2018 NYC Holi Hai Spring Color Festival -- Be Sure to Wear White!


A celebration of culture, spring and diversity at the largest open festival of colors! Holi is the Festival of Colors, celebrating the coming arrival of Spring, friendship and equality. "Holi Hai!" translates to "It’s Holi!" You can pre-order your colors, and they’ll have environmentally safe colors available for purchase at the event. Please do not bring your own colors – they will not allow anyone to bring their own colors for our guests’ safety. Wear white, because you're going to get colored! Be sure wear clothes that you don’t mind getting color on and that you’ll be comfortable in. The colored powders used in Holi represent happiness, love, and the freedom to live vibrantly. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Dance performances and music workshops Live music bands Live Indian Drums (Dhols) Interactive dance workshops Kids’ activity area Lots of food for purchase
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, 2018 NYC Holi Hai Spring Color Festival -- Be Sure to Wear White!

Staged Reading | Aunt Maggie’s Will: Comedy from 1910


The Woodside Players of Queens and Equity Library Theater of New York present a staged reading of Aunt Maggie’s Will, a comedy by Elizabeth Gale. The cast of ten recreates this comedy from 1910, fully staged and costumed. Gale's plays are part of a tradition known as ″parlor plays,″ which are written for small groups of amateur performers to produce in their homes.
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Workshop | Harlem Writers


The session is a supportive gathering where creative people meet, read their work, discuss craft, talk about how to improve and how to achieve their goals as writers.
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Workshop | Meditation session


This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind.   No prior mediation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve stress, anxiety and tension. Brings balance and harmony to the system.
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Park Walk | Historic New York Tour: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct


The High Bridge was built in the mid-19th century as part of the Croton Aqueduct system, which carried water from the Croton River in Westchester down to Manhattan. It is also New York City's oldest standing bridge. Learn more of the significance of this structure and the history of New York City's first water supply sytem.                               West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Urban Park Rangers Contact Number (212) 304-2277
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Park Walks, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Historic New York Tour: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct

Staged Reading | Shakespeare's As You Like It


The Instant Shakespeare Company presents.
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Workshop | Columbus Writers Circle


Come and join a group of individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques. All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome.   The Columbus Writers Circle meet every second and fourth Saturday from 1 -3 pm.
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Film | Ben Wang's Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story (2016): Inmate's Journey


Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. This film paints an intimate portrait of Eddy - the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist - on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption. 61 min.
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Films, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Ben Wang's Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story (2016): Inmate's Journey

Open Studios | Get a behind-the-scenes view of creative practices in the visual and performing arts.


This two-day, art-filled event celebrates the work of 16 artists.  These artists work across all disciplines and genres. Discover new artists, art forms, and ideas. Connect with other art lovers. Get a behind-the-scenes view of creative practices in the visual, literary, and performing arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Open Studioss, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Get a behind-the-scenes view of creative practices in the visual and performing arts.

Jazz | 'Come What May' Jazz Festival


This year’s festival features vocalist Dr. John “Satchmo” Mannan, and a host of Harlem musicians including saxophonist Alvin Ellington Flythe, percussion master Miguel Sevilla, guitarist Bill Wurtzel, tap dancer king David Gilmore and more.
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


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.
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Tour | Crossroads of New York Tour


The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the 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 famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
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Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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City Walk | East Village Sights and Sounds Tour


Downtown Manhattan's East Village is one of NYC's most beloved neighborhood's for good reason--it's home to one of the world's most renown centers of architectural study, a 163 year old bar, was the center of the punk rock scene and Nuyorican literary movement, and even holds a cemetery where a President was once buried. This walking tour showcases the the rich history of a neighborhood that means so much to so many.
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City Walks, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, East Village Sights and Sounds Tour

Lecture | Introduction to Mindfulness


Introduction to Mindfulness and Living Mindfully with Jackie Hawken, visiting Mindfulness expert from the UK. In this one-hour session, you will discover the science and benefits of Mindfulness, as well as learning several useful mindfulness tools that can be used any time/anywhere. After the workshop, Jackie will sign copies of her book.
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Jazz | Jazz and blues


Norwegian musician Axel Borgmo is a versatile guitarist. His music can be described as blues-inspired with singable melodies and rich jazz harmonies, incorporating live instruments with electronic sequencers and synthesizers.
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Workshop | Knitting Circle


Gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations.
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Screening | Oscar winning Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States: The Bomb (2012)


Oliver Stone’s multi-part documentary The Untold History of the United States is about the reasons behind the Cold War, the decision to drop the atomic bombs, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism. This screening will be focused on the chapter "The Bomb." Oliver Stone has authored numerous award-winning feature films, including Salvador, The Fourth of July, JFK that have reached millions of viewers with dramatic depictions of historic events that challenge conventional interpretations of critical events of our time. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978). He also wrote the acclaimed gangster movie Scarface (1983). 58 min. The screening will be followed by an open discussion.
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2:00 pm
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Screenings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Oscar winning Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States: The Bomb (2012)

Film | Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World (2017): a crime thriller


Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg. The film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail  to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.  132 min.
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Films, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World (2017): a crime thriller

Film | Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968): Winner of 2 Oscars


Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Michael York. Falling in love against the wishes of their feuding families, star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet defy their destiny and elope in secret, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy. 138 min.
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Film | Jack Cardiff's The Girl On A Motorcycle (1968) with Alain Delon


Unhappy with her marriage, a leather-clad woman, played by Marianne Faithfull, hops on a motorcycle to meet her lover. Jack Cardiff directs her wild adventures on the open road with psychedelic colors and summer-of-love whimsy, using flashbacks and daydreams to express her inner voice and the free spirit of a hopeless romantic. 89 min.
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Films, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Jack Cardiff's The Girl On A Motorcycle (1968) with Alain Delon

Play | Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit


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 communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Classical Music | Conductor Recital


Conductor Jane Kim has performed with Juilliard Lab Orchestra, Berkeley Summer Symphony among others.
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Screening | Cute as a Button: silent film, a salute to comedian Marion Byron


Having been a chorus girl on stage, Marion Byron came to film in 1926 and quickly made a big impression with her big eyes and deft playing. Nicknamed "Peanut" because of her tiny and petite size, she was the perfect leading lady for Buster Keaton in his last independent feature STEAMBOAT BILL JR. (1928). Opening the show is FEED 'EM AND WEEP (1928), one of the three Hal Roach shorts Byron made which teamed her with the great Anita Garvin. Please arrive early. First come, first seated.
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2:30 pm
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Screenings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Cute as a Button: silent film, a salute to comedian Marion Byron

Concert | Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major


Diller-Quaile String Quartet performs  Mozart’s (1756-1791) String Quartet in D Major, K.  575 Prussian (1789). Diller-Quaile String Quartet was founded by Philip Hough in 1988. The Quartet has participated in chamber music series in the United States and South America. The members are: Uli Speth, violin; Philip Hough, violin; Jack Rosenberg, viola; Tomas Ulrich, cello.
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3:30 pm
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major

Classical Music | Diller-Quaile String Quartet performs Mozart


The Quartet will perform selections from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 Prussian (1789).
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Diller-Quaile String Quartet performs Mozart

Discussion | Conversation with Young-Adult fiction writers


Young-Adult authors discuss the benefits of incorporating nonfiction texts into the lesson plans. Learn how to utilize narrative nonfiction texts in various classroom settings and how to partner books with primary sources.  Panelists: Deborah Heiligman (Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers) Marc Aronson (For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever) Marina Budhos (Watched) Debbie Bornstein Holinstat (Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz) Jeffrey Kluger (The Narcissist Next Door) Elizabeth Partridge (Marching for Freedom) Ruby Shamir (What's the Big Deal About First Ladies) Will be followed by Q&A and book signing.
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Discussions, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Conversation with Young-Adult fiction writers

Concert | 'Unity Songs' with the Internationally Acclaimed M.Turetsky Choir and Soprano Art Group


The program, directed by the legendary bandleader Mikhail Turetsky, has become an international sensation combining the songs about peace, love and heroism. The “Unity Songs” project uses music to unite humanity by highlighting men’s striving towards peace and love in times of war and strife. M.Turetsky Choir features a large group of male soloists with magical voices ranging from tenor-contralto to basso-profundo, spanning four-and-a-half octaves that create astounding harmonies, as well as talented musicians playing piano, violin, guitar, drums. Established in 1989, M.Turetsky Choir has been performing for more than two decades to sold-out venues in the United States (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, etc), Europe and Asia.
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, 'Unity Songs' with the Internationally Acclaimed M.Turetsky Choir and Soprano Art Group

Jazz | CANCELLED: The Alvin Flythe Quartet in tribute to sax greats


A professional musician for over 50 years, Queens-born saxophonist / multi-instrumentalist Alvin Flythe has worked with Duke Ellington, Roy Haynes, Little Jimmy Scott and the Gap Band. His small-group jazz performances, like this one, offer searing tributes to sax greats like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, CANCELLED: The Alvin Flythe Quartet in tribute to sax greats

Classical Music | Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation


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. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concert location in NYC


Concert on Water Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concert location in NYC

Classical Music | Piano recital


Pianist Chaeyoung Park has performed in venues including Orchestra Hall at Chicago Symphony Center, Merkin Hall, Cleveland Music of Art, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New World Center in Miami, Helzberg Hall at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and more. She has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Neil Varon, Canton Symphony Orchestra with Gerhardt Zimmermann, New Millenium Symphony with Francesco Milioto, among others. She has participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Jerome Lowenthal, Jorge Osorio, Michael Stern, and John Perry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Piano recital

Reading | European Literature Night


Audiences will be able to move from room to room to experience the European café culture, celebrating 15 European contemporary books, through readings, musical world premieres, films, architecture, art exhibit, and also platforms for powerful discussion with special guest Peter Sís.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Readings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, European Literature Night

Concert | Make Some Noise 2018: A Celebration of Women and Music


Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson present the fourth annual free Make Some Noise concert celebrating women and music. Enjoy unforgettable performances by student and alumni musicians from New York City colleges and universities in a lovely setting. Bring a blanket, or borrow one of their chairs, and hear from up-and-coming women artists reinventing pop, jazz, funk and much more. The performances takes place from 5–8:30 PM; stop by anytime. 2018 ARTISTS: Zosha Warpeha (The New School) Genre-crossing violinist, vocalist, and composer drawing inspiration from folk and contemporary music Bacchantae (Barnard College) Barnard’s all-female a cappella group Nina Grace (pictured, Barnard College) Singer and songwriter with soulful and honest songs inspired by her own life experiences Drunk June (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) Guitar and cello are combined in this Brooklyn-based indie folk duo JackLucy (Columbia University) Singer-songwriter mixing folk music with percussive guitar Morrisania Band Project featuring Elissa Carmona (College of New Rochelle, LIU Brooklyn) Award-winning R&B and soul band with an emphasis on community engagement Phantom Vanity (Fordham University) Inspiring dance music with funk, folk, and soulful inspirations
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Make Some Noise 2018: A Celebration of Women and Music

Workshop | Bridge Social


Have a fun couple of hours of sociable bridge. Whether you're an occasional player or a seasoned champ, they'll find just the right level game for you. You'll be joining players from just above beginners to National Champions courtesy of Honors Bridge Club.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Bridge Social

Gallery Talk | Roots: 'Resist Recycle Regenerate' Artists Show Their Work


Resist Recycle Regenerate fellows celebrate their end-of-year art projects, a culmination of skills they have learned and shared through the series of community papermaking workshops. Incorporating handmade paper recycled from Lunar New Year confetti, these projects weave together and reflect on themes of lineage, personal/collective histories, and the role of art in centering women and resisting forces of erasure and invisibility. The RRR Fellows projects respond to questions of Chinese-American identity and heritage, contextualizing our lives within local and national histories of migration. The afternoon will begin with a walk-in showcase and conclude with a conversation with the fellows about their experience being a part of the Resist Recycle Regenerate program as well as how they developed their projects from inception to implementation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Roots: 'Resist Recycle Regenerate' Artists Show Their Work

Classical Music | Piano recital


Christopher Staknys, Piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Piano recital

Dance Lesson | Samba: Music and Dance


Dancer/choreographers Quenia Ribeiro and Grupo Ribeiro celebrate Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian culture through dynamic, passionate dance. Get inspired by the live samba music, mesmerizing movement, color and motion and learn the basics in a dancer-led workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Samba: Music and Dance

Poetry Reading | Lunch Poems 2: An Homage to Writer Frank O'Hara


The launch of Lunch Poems 2, an homage to Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems, written by Paul Legault. The event will feature special guests Alex Dimitrov, Cathy Park Hong, Dorothea Lasky, Eileen Myles, and Gregory Pardlo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Lunch Poems 2: An Homage to Writer Frank O'Hara

Author Reading | Kirsten Imani Kasai​​ discusses her book The House of Erzulie


An African-American Gothic novel deemed “both a delight and a real heartache to read” by Black Girl Nerds. The reading will be followed by a discussion on othering, spiritualism, female empowerment and the mixed experience, Q&A and book signings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Kirsten Imani Kasai​​ discusses her book The House of Erzulie

Video | Paris, 1938: New York Premiere of a Video Installation


Paris, 1938 is a video installation in which artist Tony Whitfield proposes versions of what many believe was a same-sex relationship that resulted in an assassination, foreshadowing current acts of self-radicalized terror and launching Kristallnacht, an explosion of Nazi persecution of Jews that constitutes a critical pre-WW2 staging of the Holocaust. Running Time: 60 Minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Videos, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Paris, 1938: New York Premiere of a Video Installation

Play | Shakespeare's Henry V: by Obie Award-winning director


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 communities all across New York..
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Shakespeare's Henry V: by Obie Award-winning director

Dance Performance | Dance Recital


A sampling of works curated from workshops and performances by Dance Division students throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Dance Recital

Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village 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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Tours, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night 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.
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Tours, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

Classical Music | Violin Recital


Violinist Jordan Hendy studied with Clapp for many years in the pre-college division. Inspired by his work with Stephen at the Credo Music Festival, Jordan has performed extensively for charitable causes such as the World Youth Alliance, Wafaa Younis Violin Project for Israel, Autism Speaks, Mosquito Net Project for Ministry of Hope, and Hearts for Honduras.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Violin Recital

Classical Music | Classical pieces for tenor


Cristóbal Arias, Tenor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Classical pieces for tenor

Concert | Gene & The Vocalists: The Vocal Music of Gene Pritsker


Composer/guitarist/rapper/DJ./producer Gene Pritsker has written over six hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-ac\oustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the co-director of Composers Concordance, co-founder/guitarist of Absolute Ensemble, and artist-in residence at the Austrian Outreach Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Gene & The Vocalists: The Vocal Music of Gene Pritsker
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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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