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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 24, 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! 64 free events take place on May 24 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 24 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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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Morning Fitness

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 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, 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 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Middle Section


This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
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Park Walks, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Central Park Tour - Middle Section

Tour | Williamsburg Street Art Tour


Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
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Tour | Public Tour of U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Ships


Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts will be open for public tours.
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10:00 am
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Tours, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Public Tour of U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Ships

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Film | Howard Hawks's His Girl Friday (1940): Newspaper Romance


Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. 92 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Howard Hawks's His Girl Friday (1940): Newspaper Romance

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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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Author Reading | Cal Turner discusses his book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company


Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his life as heir to the company founded by his father and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. The narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship.
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Author Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Cal Turner discusses his book My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

Dancing | Piano in the Park: Tap-A-Long


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Grab your tap shoes and hoof on down to the park for a celebration in honor of National Tap Day. Tappers of all ages welcome. Toes Tiranoff plays host. With special appearances by: Megan Haungs, Marietta Clark, Rod Ferrone, Hank Smith, Yuka Kameda.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Piano in the Park: Tap-A-Long

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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Tour | Tour The Battery


A tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
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Film | David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): 7-Time Oscar Winner


Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins. After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. 141 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): 7-Time Oscar Winner

Classical Music | Grammy-nominated choir and orchestra perform Bernstein and more


Grammy-nominated choir of Trinity Wall Street; NOVUS NY, orchestra; Julian Wachner, conductor; Ashley Bathgate, cello; Melissa Baker, flute; Katie Hyun, violin. Program Bernstein (1918-1990) Halil (1981) Bernstein (1918-1990) Meditations from Mass (1971) Bernstein (1918-1990) Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” (1954) Prestini (b. 1975) Imaginary World of Wild Order: A Mass (2017) About the Performers Grammy-nominated interpreters of both early and new music, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street has changed the realm of 21st-century vocal music, breaking new ground with an artistry described as “blazing with vigour…a choir from heaven” (The Times). The ensemle has been described as “thrilling” (New Yorker), “musically top-notch” (Wall Street Journal), and “simply superb” (New York Times). NOVUS NY is Trinity Church Wall Street’s contemporary music orchestra, under the leadership of Trinity’s Director of Music, Julian Wachner. Hailed by the New Yorker as “expert and versatile musicians,” its members perform new music from all corners of the repertoire, meeting “every challenge with an impressive combination of discipline and imagination” (New York Classical Review). Music director Julian Wachner has been variously described as “jazzy, energetic, and ingenious,” (Boston Globe), having “splendor, dignity, outstanding tone combinations, sophisticated chromatic exploration…a rich backdrop, wavering between a glimmer and a tingle...,” (La Scena Musicale) being “a compendium of surprises,” (Washington Post) and as “bold and atmospheric,” while having “an imaginative flair for allusive text setting,” and noted for “the silken complexities of his harmonies” (New York Times). He has made guest appearances with such major organizations as the San Francisco, New York City, and Glimmerglass Opera, the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonic and many more. Cellist Ashley Bathgate has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post) who combines “bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops” (New York Magazine). Katie Hyun has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Columbia Festival Orchestra, as well as the Busan Sinfonietta and Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea. About the Program Ḥalil is a work for flute and chamber orchestra composed by Bernstein in honor of a young Israeli flutist Yadin Tanenbaum who was killed at the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur war. The work was premiered at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem on May 27, 1981 with Jean-Pierre Rampal as the soloist and Bernstein conducting the Israel Philharmonic. Bernstein's Mass was composed at the request of President Kennedy's widow for the inauguration of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 1971. The first Two Meditations were later arranged by the composer for cello and piano, and they have been widely performed by Mstislav Rostropovich. The Serenade, after Plato's Symposium, for solo violin, strings and percussion is a five-movement concerto by Bernstein. For the Serenade the composer draws inspiration from Plato's Symposium, a dialogue of related statements in praise of love, each statement made by a distinguished speaker. The New York Times referred to composer Paola Prestini as "the enterprising composer and impresario" and a "human resources alchemist". In 2011, she was named one of the Top 100 Composers in the World under 40 by National Public Radio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Grammy-nominated choir and orchestra perform Bernstein and more

Open Studios | Tribute to legendary tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson


On the eve of National Tap Dance day, the collection displays selected items highlighting the life and career of legendary dancer/actor, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (1878-1949). Enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. Please arrive early.
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Classical Music | Masterpieces from 16-18C Spain and Italy


The Concentus takes the audience on a journey from the early works by Spanish composers Diego Ortiz and Antonio de Cabezón to the Italian masterpieces by Fontana and Vivaldi performed on the recorder, cello, viol, and harpsichord. Performed by Alex Yu, recorder; Ka-Wai Yu, baroque cello and viola da gamba; Masayuki Maki, harpsichord.  
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Concerts, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Masterpieces from 16-18C Spain and Italy

Park Walk | Stroll to Strawberry Fields


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.
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Park Walks, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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 | Subway Art Tour


Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly.
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City Walk | Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour


Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
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Film | Raoul Walsh's Pursued (1947): Star-Crossed Boy


Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson. A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead. 101 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Raoul Walsh's Pursued (1947): Star-Crossed Boy

Film | Craig Gillespie's Oscar Winner I, Tonya (2017): Discgraced Skater Biopic


Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. 119 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Craig Gillespie's Oscar Winner I, Tonya (2017): Discgraced Skater Biopic

Film | Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): four-time Oscar nominee


Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill. 152 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): four-time Oscar nominee

Film | Sean Baker's The Florida Project (2017): Growing Up Outside Disney World


Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Sean Baker's The Florida Project (2017): Growing Up Outside Disney World

Workshop | Mah Jongg Social


Mah Jongg Socials, led by Linda Fisher, throughout the summer. Basic instruction included.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Crochet Club


Bring your own hooks, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly gathering for all skill levels. Crochet, chat, and learn from each other.  First time visitors will be provided with hooks and limited yarn.
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Workshop | Introduction to Patents


This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. It covers the basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent. It emphasizes patent search, particularly by going beyond simple keyword searching to search by patent classification with the free search tools available from the US Patent andTrademark Office and the European Patent Office. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
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Film | Dean Devlin's Geostorm (2017): Weather Disaster


Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish. When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. 109 min.
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Dean Devlin's Geostorm (2017): Weather Disaster

Film | Alexander Payne's Downsizing (2017): Shrinking People; starring Matt Damon


A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor. 135 min.
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4:00 pm
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Alexander Payne's Downsizing (2017): Shrinking People; starring Matt Damon

Opening Reception | Ominipresence: Group Exhibition


Bright white LED lights that never go out. Sidewalk fencing painted an all-too-natural shade of “hunter green.” The soul and feelings of a worker plotted in geometric patterns of color. An escape hatch with no exit. This exhibition presents a diverse range of critical strategies that render the infrastructure, media, and iconography of authority in the lived everyday. Through architectural intervention, sculpture, performance, and the moving image, the works displayed explore how control becomes an environmental condition, how “Omnipresence”—the name of New York City’s new strategy for a heightened saturation of police presence—calls for hyper-vigilance. In Kafka’s words, “there are only control agencies.” The exhibition features works by Peggy Ahwesh, Ei Arakawa and Miho Hatori, Ericka Beckman, KP Brehmer, Olga Chernysheva, Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf, Jason Hirata, Ho Rui An, Alan Ruiz, Carey Young, Jessica Vaughn, and Constantina Zavitsanos.
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Workshop | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Workshop | Jigsaw Puzzle Night


Come try out a wide variety of new and vintage puzzles with other puzzle enthusiasts.
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Workshop | Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever: Goal Setting


Research suggests that setting and making progress on goals that are important to you is a key determinant of sustainable happiness.  Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you create a core set of meaningful, realistic goals for the remainder of 2018. 
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Workshop | Tactile Tactics: Best Practices for Tactile Design


This workshop is designed to get you thinking about how to design effective and meaningful tactile graphics and models to engage people with and without vision. Explore the differences between visual and tactile experience, and learn how to use that awareness to thoughtfully plan, create, and select successful tactile representations and objects to serve constituents and engage audiences. You’ll also review strategies on how to implement the tactiles well, and how context can impact a tactile’s meaning.
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Workshop | Writers Coalition: write and share


Join the group for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. Led by Elizabeth Leonard, writer and writing workshop leader certified to lead creative writing workshops with NY Writers Coalition.   Seating is limited. First come, first seated.
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Opening Reception | Essence: Exquisite and Elaborate Artworks


Essence features the exquisite and elaborate works of Tokyo-based Yasuko Ota and artist Gyatso Chuteng from New York City. Although the nature of their work is distinct from each other, their artistic explorations of sacred architectural landscape are remarkable manifestations of the creative vision they both share.
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Opening Receptions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Essence: Exquisite and Elaborate Artworks

Opening Reception | 2 Art Shows: Raising Women's Voices / Uptown Bound


Raising Women's Voices - A group show of drawing, painting, prints, sculpture and photography which skillfully demonstrates the diversity of women's voices in this annual group exhibition of selected members. Uptown Bound: A Retrospective - This exhibition features a retrospective of Masayo Nishimura's series of color photographs originally shot in 2000. In this work, Nishimura focused on the lights and shadows created by New York City subway architecture.
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Opening Receptions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, 2 Art Shows: Raising Women's Voices / Uptown Bound

Opening Reception | Labyrinth of Rebellion: Wood Sculptures and Drawings


The gallery’s second exhibition with multi-disciplinary artist Róza El-Hassan (b. 1966, Budapest). Exhibiting recent wooden sculptures and drawings, Labyrinth of Rebellion is a body of work situated between chance and a careful consideration of the formal and moral elements of her art. Drawn from the name of a long-forgotten book by a Hungarian art critic that El-Hassan discovered by accident—advertised in a leaflet she found tossed in the pages of a used copy of Thus Spoke Zarathustra—the show’s title speaks to the vital role chance and curiosity plays in El-Hassan’s artistic process. Róza El-Hassan lives and works in Budapest, though in recent years she has taken a nomadic turn, creating work in Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the Middle East, and Austria.
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Opening Receptions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Labyrinth of Rebellion: Wood Sculptures and Drawings

Author Reading | Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies


By linking Italy's long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country's colonial legacies, Teresa Fiore's book poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at large in our era of massive demographic mobility as well as to re-design the discipline of Italian Studies within a mobility-based and translingual vision.
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Author Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies

Discussion | A New Social Contract


A New Social Contract advances comprehensive, transformative, community-led solutions that protect human rights, build equitable systems for everyone and deepen our democracy. There is a need for a new social contract, one that values every human life, treats all people with respect and dignity, recognizes our interdependence with each other and our planet and enables everyone to reach their full potential. This vision for a new social contract is already emerging, not in Washington or other centers of power, but in the communities that are most impacted by our current crises. Communities are calling for a new social contract that: -- Prioritizes human needs and human rights as the primary purpose of all private and public systems, focusing our entire economy and social systems on meeting our shared needs as individuals, families and communities; --Creates universal systems that meet the needs of all by designing our systems equitably around the needs of the most marginalized, recognizing our interdependence and mutual responsibility, and building solutions that are stronger for everyone; and --Builds deep democracy through inclusive local democratic structures that reclaims our political, economic and social systems from corporate control and reactionary impulses and re-grounds them in our communities and our core values. Speakers will include: - Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management - Carol Anderson, Chair of the African American Studies Department at Emory University - Nijmie Dzurinko, Co-Founder of Put People First! Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign - Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward; Scot Nakagawa, Senior Partner, Change Lab - Greg Asbed, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers - Imara Jones, Creator of “The Last Sip.”
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Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, A New Social Contract

Lecture | History of food and families in Postwar America


This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Topic of the day: Food and Gender; Mom Knows Best. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized approaches to advertising food products; a burgeoning restaurant landscape including McDonald’s and Howard Johnsons; and newly organized school lunch programs.
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Lectures, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, History of food and families in Postwar America

Concert | The International Contemporary Ensemble


The music of innovative young composer Zosha Di Castri extends beyond purely concert music, with electronic projects, sound art, and collaborations in video and dance. For this program, Di Castri shares an interactive preview of a work-in-progress, performed by the one of the world’s most accomplished and adventurous new music ensembles, ICE. See International Contemporary Ensemble's radical archiving experiment, and appreciate the composition process like never before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, The International Contemporary Ensemble

Workshop | Beginner Chess Social


Learn the basics of chess with the help of a friendly Games Host.
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Beginner Chess Social

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Yoga Outdoors

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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6:30 pm
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City Walks, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Historic Greenwich Village: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Discussion | Article: Two Concepts of Liberty by Isiah Berlin


Since it first appeared, Berlin’s essay has had a profound influence in the West—defining the coercive approach of “positive freedom” as responsible for the terrors of the French and Soviet revolutions, Berlin recommends, instead, “negative freedom” or the warding off of intrusions on the individual liberties of others.  Pick up a copy and let’s discuss.
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Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Article: Two Concepts of Liberty by Isiah Berlin

Discussion | Puerto Rico: Theatre after Hurricane María


Inspired by the tragic events and continued inaction in Puerto Rico, this event invites theatre and performance artists from Puerto Rico to speak about their artistic practices and how these have been impacted by Hurricane María. The evening will feature presentations, readings, and demonstrations, as well as an open forum to discuss the current state of performance and politics on the island. Invited artists and panelists include: Isel Rodríguez (Teatro Breve) Helen Ceballos (Mezcolanza) Kairiana Núñez (Mezcolanza) Mickey Negrón (Mezcolanza) Libertad Guerra (Loisaida Center) The event will be moderated by Bertie Ferdman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Puerto Rico: Theatre after Hurricane María

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Yoga in the Park

Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat.
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Workshops, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Yoga Flow

Poetry Reading | Bushra Rehman discusses her book Marianna's Beauty Salon


Celebrate the launch of Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman is author of Corona, a dark comedy on being South Asian American and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” This collection spans twenty years of poetic work. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones (The T-Bone Series), Sadia Shepard (The Girl from Foreign) and Jai Dulani (The Revolution Starts at Home.) DJ Rekha will close the night with a special music set.
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Poetry Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Bushra Rehman discusses her book Marianna's Beauty Salon

Author Reading | Stephanie Elizondo Griest discusses her book All the Agents and Saints


Stephanie Elizondo Griest relays her experience of going home to South Texas to discover the steel wall that now divides her ancestral land, then finds a similar situation on the New York/Canada border. She weaves these stories together into a meditation on the existential impact of international borderlines and the people who live there.
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Author Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Stephanie Elizondo Griest discusses her book All the Agents and Saints

Discussion | Women Picturing Revolution


This conversation will examine the role photography plays in documenting LGBTQ communities in both public and personal spaces. About the participants: Zoraida Lopez-Diago is a photographer, curator, and co-creator of Women Picturing Revolution (WPR). She studied political science at Trinity College and Fine Arts at Hunter College. Lesly Deschler Canossi is a photographer, faculty at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and co-creator of Women Picturing Revolution. Lola Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. Flash works primarily in portraiture with a 4×5 film camera, engaging those who are often deemed invisible.
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Discussions, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Women Picturing Revolution

Film | A Woman Captured (2017): Documentary from Hungary


A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person. 
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, A Woman Captured (2017): Documentary from Hungary

Classical Music | Choir and orchestra perform Rossini


St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir and Orchestra led Jennifer Pascual perform Messa di Rimini and other works by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
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Concerts, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Choir and orchestra perform Rossini

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from: Mindy Raf (Edinburgh Fringe, Time Out NY LGBT "Best Bet") Sam Dingman (host of "Family Ghosts" podcast) Bill Chambers (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) David Lawson (host, Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show)
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Comedy Clubs, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show

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.
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Tours, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

Concert | Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros: Voted Best Cuban Band


Selected as the "Best Cuban Band" by New York Latin Magazine in 2017 and "Best Band in Manhattan" by WNYC in 2017, the explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold onstage—and for tonight’s party, on the dance floor. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is made up of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante. The band's first album, Somos Latinos (2013), was released to very high critical acclaim.
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros: Voted Best Cuban Band

Film | The House (2017): comedy with Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler


A married couple runs an illegal casino in the suburbs with their eccentric neighbor in order to pay for their daughter's college tuition. Directed by Andrew J. Cohen. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. First come, first served.
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7:30 pm
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Films, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, The House (2017): comedy with Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler

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 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

Author Reading | Authors of the Ugly Duckling Presse


Celebrate the launch of new books by Anne Boyer (A Handbook of Disappointed Fate) and Simone White (Dear Angel of Death) with readings by both authors followed by a conversation (moderated by their editor, Anna Moschovakis) touching upon issues ranging from popular music to the poet's essay. The authors will take questions from the audience, with a reception and book signing to follow.
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Author Readings, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Authors of the Ugly Duckling Presse

Comedy Club | Bodega Cat Comedy Show


Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Producer of Laughs on FOX). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City.
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Comedy Clubs, May 24, 2018, 05/24/2018, Bodega Cat Comedy Show
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Performance | A science show!

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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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