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

All events, things to do on May 29, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
free events nyc Jazz band
free events nyc What the Financial Industry Does and How It Works: Terminology, Concepts, and Key Issues
free events nyc Award winning photographer David Arky
free events nyc Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama
free events nyc Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin, and Through Her We All Die: A New Full-Length Play
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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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7:30 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Tai Chi in the Park
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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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7:30 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Morning Fitness
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Kundalini Yoga
10:00 am
Free
Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Opening Doors for Employment: Tips on Promoting Success for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Yoga Outdoors
Lesson |
Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lessons, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Chinese chess
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A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop
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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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Reading |
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in a beatiful courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Garden Reading
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At the end of the class you’ll learn the basics and beyond. Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Beginner's Crochet Class
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Yoga Outdoors
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
Film |
A loving trip back to the 1964-65 New York World's fair, followed by a fun look at how the fair is still with us today in pop culture, technology, and cultural understanding. influenced by it today. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Ryan Ritchey's After the Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair (2014): Documentary
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Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles. Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude (1971): Old-Young Romance
Concert |
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. Sue Maskaleris is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. At the piano you will be treated to many of Sue’s original rags and music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos and Cuban contradanzas - two styles that evolved the same time ragtime was born, with many similarities in rhythm as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz
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Learn photography in an 8-week program. Participants will learn from two professional photographers who lead the class each week. Explore the city and tell your story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Photography Class
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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This introductory meditation class was featured as a New York Magazine top pick. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Introduction to Meditation
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This class clarifies the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. They explain concepts such as net asset value and capital gains distributions, and demonstrate how to read a mutual fund statement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Mutual Funds & ETFs
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour
City Walk |
On this tour, learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, 911 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
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Mahjong, the popular game of skill, strategy, and luck, was created in China and has been beloved by Americans since the 1920s. With similarities to rummy card games, mahjong is played using beautiful tiles by groups of four people. Join the fun! Play the strategy game or learn while you play. All are welcome, from novices to experienced players and are welcome to play free of charge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Play Mahjong
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Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? Use this one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Resume & Job Search Workshop
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The worksho will include the following topics: What is the definition of Value Investing? What are the strategies of Value Investing and how does it compare to Growth Investing? How do you screen for value stocks? With: CFP, CFA, CPA Bonnie Yam, former financial manager for TIME magazine and a Hedge Fund Analyst for Cheetah Investment. Seating is first come, first seated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Money Matters: What is Value Investing?
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Elena Ferrante. Growing up on the tough streets of 1950s Naples, two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Book Group: My Brilliant Friend
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Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Drop-In Chess
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Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Knitting & Sewing Circle
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Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Knit and Crochet Group
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Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park
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The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Sahaja Meditation - a holistic approach to living in balance
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Get together over a deck of cards and enjoy favorites like Monopoly Deal, Rummy, No Thanks, and more. Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Card Game Social
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Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Tuesday Trivia
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The world of Wall Street is often misunderstood. Learn about the importance of capital formation, the roles of broker/dealers, investment bankers, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals. Learn about the concept of derivative securities  With: Elena Propis, Vice President of Member Engagement SIFMA; former Vice President of Electronic Sales at ITG
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, What the Financial Industry Does and How It Works: Terminology, Concepts, and Key Issues
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Margaret Drabble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussions, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Library Book Group: The Dark Flood Rises
Jazz |
New Horizons band led by conductor Brandon Tesh. Brandon Tesh has performed at venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Navy Saxophone Symposium, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Jazz band
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Yoga in the Park
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Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, HIIT Workshop
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Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:45 pm
Free
Workshops, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Stargazing in the City
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Jenni Hong Rebecca Lloyd-Jones Rachel Sigrid Freeburg
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Talk |
David Arky shares his experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Talks, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Award winning photographer  David Arky
Poetry Reading |
Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Featuring the poets: Christopher Salerno Michael Hoerman Janlori Goldman Leah Umansky
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Poetry in the Park
Author Reading |
This book traces fifteen years of collaboration between architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Structured as a conversation between the two partners, the book alternates between explorations of seminal projects and discussions framing a series of issues that are key to their work. The book follows the firm’s career over the course of three Five-Year Plans (Say Yes to Everything, Make No Medium-Sized Plans, Stuff the Envelope), examining the relationships between work and life, and the limits and opportunities of collaborative creativity and practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, WORKac: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge
Staged Reading |
Rule of Thumb tells the quirky and thought-provoking story of Ana and Monika, two peppy Swedish girls who enter a hitchhiking contest and find themselves on a series of strange, spooky, and hilarious rides in the untamed borderlands of Serbia and Bulgaria. With heart and humor, Rule of Thumb explores themes of migration, the global Other, and what it means to be "one Europe." By Ira Brdar. Directed by Beth F. Milles. with Lawrence Bierria, Hele T. Clark, Jeff Guyton, Craig McDonald, Darcy Rose, Sarah Chalmers Simmons, and Jacob White.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Rule of Thumb explores themes of migration, globalization and more.
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Dan Giles is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Puppy: A New Full-Length Play
Film |
Jan decides to undergo a surgery that will help him better his living conditions, but only if he survives. There is a 50% chance. He is getting ready for the life-changing date, 5th October, by making a trip to quiet places, which is thoughtfully captured by his brother. 50 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, 5 October (2016): Documentary from the Czech Republic
Comedy Club |
According to producer Eric Vetter, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the open stage-- the place where anyone can get up and do anything.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Tour |
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Tours, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Performance |
What does it mean to come home after military service? Does military service and war change the idea of home forever? This storytelling event presents a poignant exploration of these and other questions that resonate with many veterans. In addition to a talk by Dr. Max Rayneard, co-creator of The Telling Project, veterans share their military experiences—whether in Vietnam, Iraq, or on the home front—and how their service continues to shape them. The discussions will include issues ranging from mental health to raising families to finding one's purpose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Performances, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, The Telling Project: Veterans’ Journeys Home: An Original Performance Piece Bridging the Gap Between Military and Civilian Life
Play |
Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) directs a sumptuous new production of Othello. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production. May 29-June 3; June 5-9; June 14-18; June 20-24.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Othello: Shakespeare's Classic Drama
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Lily Houghton is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, May 29, 2018, 05/29/2018, Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin, and Through Her We All Die: A New Full-Length Play
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