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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.
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 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.
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 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.
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
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 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour
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Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Roosevelt House Public Tour
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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Street Fair
Workshop |
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis. Equipment provided.
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Fly Fishing Worksop
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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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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Drawing in the Park
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Learn how to knit by yourself or bring a family member to enjoy this fun craft!
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Knitting
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Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. 
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Knitting and Crocheting Circle
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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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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop
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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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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Knitting Club
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Explore how drawing operates in the world today. Coffee and art materials provided.
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10:30 am
$5
Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, DrawNow! Workshop
Festival |
Celebrate the diversity of cultures through music, dance, poetry, art, food, fashion, and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 9th Annual Multicultural Festival: music, dance, poetry, art, food and more
Park Walk |
Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Heart of the Park Tour
Park Walk |
Get to know your neighbors! New York has a reputation as a concrete jungle, but thousands of animal species can be found in our parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, The New York City Naturalist Club Urban Wildlife Tour
Lesson |
In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabalize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel and arrive on an empty stomach condition.
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Lessons, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Yoga for beginners
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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.
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
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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. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Shape Up NYC Zumba
Fair |
Live music, kids entertainment, photo booth and more! Most food prices $5 or less.
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12:00 pm
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Fairs, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Block Party
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A celebration of Korean culture for our scholars, teachers, staff, and the greater New York City community. The festival is an opportunity for our schools to share their knowledge of Korean culture through performances and cultural activities. The festival also includes food and prizes.
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12:00 pm
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Fairs, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Korean Street Festival
Concert |
Known for the introspective lyricism of his classical guitar style as well as the exuberant spontaneity of his flamenco repertoire, Adam del Monte delights and moves audiences with his mastery of both art forms. He will be joined by the flamenco dancer and choreographer Sonia Olla (described by the New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality”) and her partner, the Seville-born cantadore Ismael Fernández.
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12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Sounds of Spain: flamenco music and dance
Discussion |
If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "new pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussions, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Staged Reading |
A merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender. The play is most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and it is best known for Shylock and the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech on humanity. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy". Critic Harold Bloom listed it among Shakespeare's great comedies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
Staged Reading |
Shakespeare's Henry VI is a trilogy, set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Henry VI, Part 1 deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, as the English political system is torn apart by personal squabbles and petty jealousy
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Staged Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1
Workshop |
Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits. With Jan Mun, Brooklyn College; Gil Lopez, Smiling Hogshead Ranch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Marvelous Mushrooms
Film |
Starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. A  silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. 1hr 43 mins.
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Films, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's Singin in the Rain (1952): musical-romantic comedy
Parade |
10,000 dancers. 80+ unique styles of dance. 150+ groups come together to participate in this "movement" of dance. This United Nations of dance presents ballet to breakdance and everything in between.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Parades, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival
Classical Music |
Program: Victor Caccese bell patterns (1989) Jonny Allen Sonata  (1989) Andy Akiho Pillar IV (1979) Alex Weiser Anatomy of a Drum Roll (1989) Andy Akiho Karakurenai Steve Reich Drumming (1936) Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw dropping virtuosity,” and “a bombshell of raw-talent” by I Care if You Listen, Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Performers: Ian Rosenbaum Jonny Allen Terry Sweeney Victor Caccese
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Sandbox Percussion, 'Jaw-Dropping' Percussion Enemble
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Tour |
Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Roosevelt House Public 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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Crossroads of New York Tour
Author Reading |
The book deeply reported story of one indelible family transplanted from rural China to New York City, forging a life between two worlds. With a novelist’s eye for character and detail, author Lauren Hilgers captures the joys and indignities of building a life in a new country—and the stubborn allure of the American dream.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Lauren Hilgers discusses her book Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown
Workshop |
Gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Knitting Circle
Film |
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? 16mm, 110 min.
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Films, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Randal Kleiser's Grease (1978): Musical Nostalgic for the 1950s
Film |
Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp refuses to submit to the system. 126 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke (1967): Winner of 2 Oscars; starring Paul Newman,
Film |
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 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World (2017): a crime thriller
Film |
Essene - Daily Life in a Benedictine Monastery Frederick Wiseman, poet laureate of our national institutions, ventures into a Benedictine monastery in this wry, rarely screened postscript to the ’60s struggles between community and individual. Brother Wilfred emerges as one of Wiseman’s indelible documentary “characters”—an abbot with dubious leadership skills—in the fragile ecosystem of communal seclusion. 87 min. Black Panther Starring Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale. The shorts, titled Black Panther and San Francisco State On Strike, acted as recruitment reels for the black militant group, quite another point on the political spectrum of self-definition. 35 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Double Feature: Frederick Wiseman's Essene (1972), Wang Pink's short Black Panther (1969)
Classical Music |
Charles Jones returns for a recital of piano classics. Jones is a faculty member at the Turtle Bay Music School. .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Charles Jones, Virtuoso Pianist
Dance Performance |
Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator. With: Celia Weiss Bambara / Meg Foley
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Dance Performances, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Festival |
A family-friendly gathering of community, culture, and music lovers of all ages!  Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most-renowned sound architects.                             On the Pier in West Harlem Piers  West 125 Street Manhattan Directions to this location      125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free  
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Festivals, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Sweet Spot Festival
Author Reading |
A Harlem historian, social and cultural activist, Karen Taborn presents her new book, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Capital of Black America. It is an illustrated guide of five different walking tours throughout Harlem, each revealing distinctly rich histories of the neighborhood through past and present landmarks. The event will include a short walking tour with the author, followed by a Q&A and signing reception. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Harlem historian talks about her book Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America
Discussion |
This panel includes conversations between Adham Hafez, Yoshiko Chuma, Danny Yung, Yin Mei, and dance artists from Egypt, Romania, Syria, Turkey and the United States. Hosted by Movement Research, discussions will examine stories about oppression, marginalization, prejudice and profiling. The panel will enable artists to explore their ideas and translate them into a theatrical language that can communicate to diverse artists and members of the dance community.
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3:00 pm
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Discussions, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Secret Journey: Stop Calling Them Dangerous
Classical Music |
WHCO's season finale concert features Jennifer Higdon's furiously virtousic Machine, a concerto by the Young Artist Competition winner and Brahms' timeless and profound second symphony.
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3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra performs work by Brahms
Classical Music |
Program: Victor Caccese bell patterns (1989) Jonny Allen Sonata  (1989) Andy Akiho Pillar IV (1979) Alex Weiser Anatomy of a Drum Roll (1989) Andy Akiho Karakurenai Steve Reich Drumming (1936) Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw dropping virtuosity,” and “a bombshell of raw-talent” by I Care if You Listen, Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Performers: Ian Rosenbaum Jonny Allen Terry Sweeney Victor Caccese
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3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Sandbox Percussion, 'Jaw-Dropping' Percussion Enemble
Classical Music |
The annual Wall to Wall extravaganza celebrates the legacy of one of the greatest musical figures, Leonard Bernstein, exploring the many facets of Bernstein's creative life through music, dance, conversation and film. Highlights of the day: 3PM-5:30PM - The 1940s &'50s featuring Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, The Lark, and instrumental interludes from Candide, West Side Story, and more. 5:30PM-8:30PM - The 1960s, '70s, & '80s including Chichester Psalms, Three Meditations from Mass, Halil, and more. 8:30PM-11PM - Bernstein's Broadway: A starry celebration of Bernstein's greatest songs curated and produced by Joel Fram (Broadway's Scandalous, Wicked, Sweet Smell of Success), and Emmy-nominated Annette Jolles (9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero, Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle!). Performers: Mikaela Bennett, Adam Halpin, Larisa Martinez, Megan McGinnis, Ryan Silverman, Betsy Wolfe and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, A starry celebration of Bernstein's greatest songs
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
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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.
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Bridge Social
Festival |
Into The Night is a contemporary spin on an ancient tradition of all night study during the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot. More than 30 downtown community partners, including museums, synagogues, and artists will join in the fifth-annual night-time journey through conversation and ritual. Shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis will lead sessions and workshops designed to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Into The Night: journey through conversation, music, culture, and ritual
Opening Reception |
The gallery’s inaugural exhibition for Cecilia Vicuña. While the Chilean-born artist has lived in New York and exhibited widely in the United States and abroad for over three decades, this is the first comprehensive survey of her work in New York. The exhibition will feature Vicuña’s raw wool installation and sculpture known as Quipu, mixed-media sculptures referred to as Lo Precario, video, and painting, spanning 1969-2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, La India Contaminada: Sculpture, Video, Installation, Painting
Author Reading |
The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history, told through the lens of one young woman’s story.In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer for an STI examination. Confused and humiliated, McCall did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Though McCall insisted she could not possibly have an STI, she was coerced into committing herself to the Bay City Detention Hospital.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Scott Stern discusses his book The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women
Play |
A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
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.
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7:30 pm
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Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Concert |
Sharon Isbin’s program will feature a combination of solos and duos with her guest, the Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo. Isbin and Lubambo, who performed together in the award-winning documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, share a lyrical sensibility that makes their duets a natural elision of improvisation, classical music, and cross-cultural exploration. Hailed as much for her “mesmerizing finesse” as for the range of her repertoire, Isbin has recorded everything from Baroque and Renaissance to contemporary classical to Latin American traditions in Journey to the Amazon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Multi-Grammy winning guitarist: The Sounds of Spain
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Tours, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5 donation
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, 'Keep a Lid on It' with The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group
Classical Music |
New York Repertory Orchestra; David Leibowitz, conductor; Joel Sachs, piano. Program J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Chaconne BWV 1004 Poulenc (1899-1963) Suite Francaise Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Piano Concerto No. 3
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
$15 donation suggested
Concerts, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Orchestral works by J. S. Bach, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff
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